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Batter to the west, beraoss It goos
to tba home of poor trd rich.
Tor Nebraska Fair and warmer.
For Iowa (lenprally fair.
For weather irpiMt soe 2-
VOL. X L NO. 7,
AnicivcuH i v.m
President Sees His Lcg t Pro
grain Carried Throug
ores romnletelv. . .
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Speaker Rules House in Closing Hours
' ' of Its Session.
Members Speak in Praise of the Laws
nurk.rU, llronn vud Hitchcock All
Umlors the Railroad Law a
Una Measure ol tireatcat
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, June 26. (Special Tele
gram.) With every Mipurtant pledge of
the republican party's platform redeemed
by legislation, with a lint of lawa for the
relief of tne people and the betterment of
aoclal conditions unequalled by any con-gref-s
In history, the first regular and cc
ond session of the Sixty-first congrea
ended last night. It la regarded on all hands
aa having been meet Important In It every
aspect and reully revolutionary In many.
The. revolt In the house, which culminated
In the virtual overturning of the speaker
aa the autocrat of that body, was the most
aentatlonal phase of the session, and In a
lares way overshadowed Its actual accom
plishment Hut the congress, under the In
spiration and guidance of President Taft.
baa achieved results that must be for the
good of the people of the United States.
President Tait set his heart upon the ac
complishment of a definite legislative pro
gram and he haa achieved It. The new
railroad law, moat comprehensive and
sweeping In Its provisions, even called
drastic In tta regulations the postal sav
ings bill, tha commerce court, the tariff
couit the admission of two new states
Arizona and New Mexvco are but the
' high spot In the record. The president
iiaa fully established himself aa an cner
getlo and capable leader of legislation, as
well aa an executive of firmness and abil
ity, lie stands before the American people
today stronger and more completely ea
tabltshed in hla office than even his most
ardent advocates had expected.
Uncle Joe" Knlra to End.
A not of pathos Bounded In the speech
f Speaker Ca.inon, and yet it had the
ring of no quarter, either asked or given.
He accepted the majortty'a ruling with
equanimity, and ha turned down today
pressing requests of representatives that
they be recognized for; consideration of
bills with the easy nonchalance of one
who wawtaf raid, .to., deny ."unanltnoua
consent, ,v whic h has teen the power in the
passage of bills In numberless sessions of
congress heretofore with a wave of hla
hand, ,a flip of his customary cigar, and
tha aeptentlotia sentence. "Nothing doing,
boys, at the fid stand."
In tha aenate, Vice President Sherman
made a fellclu us speech of the "Sunny
Jim" variety. Mr. Sherman haa proven
himself not only an exceptionally capable
presiding officer, but he haa displayed a
very large knowledge of senate precedents
and laws, which has stood htm In good
stead throughout the sessions of this con
gress. His smile, like that of President
Taft. has dismayed the enemies of the
administration, rnd the smile, coupled with
a determination to fulfill the party pledge
behind it, haa worked almost a revolution
In legislation.
Bnrkett la Elated.
Senator Burkett. who looks upon the
achievements of the session In the way of
legislation desired by the president as start
ling In character, la also elated over the
number of Important measures which he
got through for Nebraska, having secured
an appropriation of $100,000 for the Lincoln
postofftce building, $15, for a postofflce
site at Chadron, $25,000 fof a rifle range In
Nebraska, $25,000 for the establishment of
a fish hatchery atatlon in Nebraska, to
gether with ample provision for building of
employes' quarter, blacksmith shop and
auperlntendent's rottage at the Genoa In
dian school. He also secured the passage'
Of hla bill giving settlers on reclamation
projects the right to transfer their title
after they had lived there the period re
quired for homestead entry, notwithstand
ing tha fact that they had not proven up
their raso under the reclamation act
Among othor things the senator got
through was the Omaha Indian bill, for
the settlement of accounta of Omaha ln
dlanj with the government This matter
has been pending In congress for the last
dozen or fifteen years. He haa also secured
favorable reports upon hla bills for tha es
tablishment of a school of forestry at Ne
braska .City, and for the federal Inspection
, of locomotive boilers. Behind this latter
bill stand tha employes of railways and
tha president of the United States, and It
Is believed, with a favorable report from
the committee on Interstate commerce, It
passage at the next session id assured.
Session Stands Vneuualed.
No session of congress in the history of
' the nation ha accomplished such far-
reaching legislation for tha benefit of the
people of United State as ha been ac
compllBhcd In lesa than eighteen moaths of
President Taft' administration.
"Almost revolutionary," wac the way
Senator Borah of Idaho characterised the
v session which ended tonight "And over
and above all," ha continued, "was the
enactment of railroad rate legislation.
which l most draatlo In character. Then
cam the legislation for postal savings
banks', then the reclamation measures, with
the creation cf a commerce court, and a
' bureau of mine, until I am positively
daicd when I think of what haa been ac
i compllshed In two weeks. Never haa the
' republican party faced a campaign better
conditioned to tell tha people for what It
stands, and what It has accomplished, than
now, and victory la In the air."
Railroad BUI Endorsed.
Gilbert ax. Mitcncoca of iveDraska, on
of tha democratla minority, who leave for
Omaha tonight, said: "The most popular
move that tba administration made. In my
judgment, was when Mr. Taft got out an
Injunction against tha railroads, and on
' of tbe acceptable legislative enactments of
thta session wa tha passage of the railroad
rata bill. Now, you are not going to quota
me a praising President Taft' achtev
ments, in accomplishing much . that he
started out to accomplish, are your
(Continued, on Third, Page.);
Spanish War
Veterans Will
Be for Hayward
Spanish War Hayward Club Formed
with Leading Young Men .
cn Its Roll.
(By a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, June 26. (Special. ) The sol
diers of the Spanish, war are organis
ing In the First district to help send Col
onel Wllllnm Hayward to congress. The
movement Is well" under way. Nearly a
hundred have signed the membership roll
In Lincoln alone and as many more In the
counties outside. Officers have been elected
and the following constitution adopted:
"First The name of this club shall be the
Spanish War Hayward club.
"Second The officers shall be a presi
dent, secretary, treasurer and an advisory
board of ten or more members.
"Third Recognizing that Colonel William
Hayward of Nebraska City, Neb., Is un
questionably the best qualified of any can
didate yet suggested for congress in the
First district of Nebraska, and knowing
him to be a former comrade In the service
of the United States who wa a faithful
soldier and an efficient, honorable and
considerate officer, the object of this club
shall be to advance his candidacy and to
use every honorable means and Influence
to secure his nomination and election."
John Westover of Lincoln i president.
Westover was In tha First Nebraska and
waa wounded In the Philippines. He was
a famous foot ball player on the Nebraska
team, taking Hayward' place at right
tackle when the latter graduated and was
afterwards captain of the team.
Governor George L. Sheldon Is vice presi
dent, and on his return to the state, ex
pects to take an active interest in Hay
ward's support. The two men are life
long friends and Sheldon wanted to appoint
Hayward as adjutant general of the state
when ha was governor, the latter being
unable to accept on account of hla busi
ness. William McClay of Lincoln wa selected
secretary, and Dr. Larsh S. Oilman
of Havelbclc a sergieant Jn Hayward
company, aa treasurer.
The advisory board Includes such men aa
C. A. Rawla of Plattsmouth, Judge Paul
Jesses of Nebraska City, John F. Pope,
editor Burchard Times; Lieutenant Han
sen of Bennett Larue Brown, a brother
of Senator K. P. Brown, of Lancaster;
Frank P. Majors, a son of Colonel Majors,
of Peru, who waa In the Nebraska City
company; Selby K. Benan, Frit Nlcklaa
of Syracuse, Edwin D. Fisher of Falls
City. Fred Gilbert of Stella, A. M. Hus
ton of the Fifty-first Iowa, of Pawnee;
Herbert H. Hay of Auburn, and t". Q,
Souverelgn of Johnson county.
Active headquarter have been opened In
the Richard block here and every soldier
In the First district whether of the civil
or Spanish war, will be asked to Join In the
movement, no other soldier than Hayward
being a candidate and It being the first
opportunity the young soldiers have had to
aend one of their own comrade to Wash
Colonel Hayward haa just returned from
the Roosevelt rex-eptlonat New York, which
he attended aa tha delegate of the Union
Veterans' Republican eiub of Lincoln. The
meeting of the federation of club wa
adjourned until September.;
King George Has
Task pn His Hands
Seeks to Bring About Peace Between
the Chiefs of the Rival British
Factions in Parliament.
LONDON, June 26. (Special Cablegram.)
King George 1 asserting himself to the
full extent of the royal prerogative to bring
about an agreement In the conference be
tween the chiefs of the rival parties. He
hue expressed It a his Imperative desire
and in this matter. Queen Mary Is under
stood to be taking a strong line, that when
the coronation occura next spring the so
called constitutional Issue shall be an ac
complished fact . and well In the back
ground. While the king ha let It be known that
he will not intervene in the deliberation
unless Invited unanimously to do so, he is
Id to be fully persuaded of the danger
likely to follow a fiasco and to be de
termined to prevent one. On every side
sign of approval of his attltudo mul
tiply. Instead of resenting It aa a peril
to the libertlea of parliament, the British
are placing themselves behind htm in his
endeavor to heighten the efficiency ot tbe
parliamentary system by making both
house effective. Ho Is regarded to a de
gree higher than any party leader aa the
champion of the workable compromise
that public opinion demands without fur
ther factional warfare. . . '
Scandinavian League to Meet.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., June 26. (Special.)
-Martin Bergh of thla city, secretary , of
tha Scandinavian league of South Dakota,
a political organization, haa called a meet
ing of tho league, to be held In Sioux
Falls, July 5, at the same time as the re
publican state convention Is In session. In
the paat the regular meeting of the league
have been held just prior to tha June prl-
marlea, when the league haa endorsed can
dldatea who coma before the voter of
South Dakota, but this year the league, as
an organisation, took no part in the prl
mary election. The league clalma to rep
resent 25.000 Scandinavian voter of the
Politics Not Thing for
NKW TORK. Juna 26. (Special Tele
gram.) Colonel Henry Watterson of the
Louisville Courier-Journal, who Is affec
tionately spoken of throughout tha coun
try aa "Marse Henry," In an interview
has given some Interesting views on
woman suffrage. He said:
"I deplore the agitation for women suf
frage and other related subject because
I think It tend to create aex antagon
ism. Woman la tho moral light of the
world. Without her Influence, men
would be raving wolves. There could be
no civilisation. I believe, in tha widen
ing of woman'a field of work. There la
practically no profession today In which
a capable woman cannot aucceed. They
are paid leaa for their work and that
I wrong but the ballot will not help
matters. Tha ballot la a vary much
over-estimated benefit in my opinion, and
often a moat vnnlaasaat duty It I eould
Former Nebraska Senator Mentioned
in Connection with Oklahoma
Indian land Frauds.
Both Houses Name Committees
Probe the Charges.
Allegation Made that Red Men Have
Lost Millions of Dollars.
Cloning; Hoars of the National Legis
lator Marked br a Sensation of
Moat Gigantic Prosor
tlon. WASHINGTON, June 20. Each house of
congress marked its closing hour by voting
for an Investigation of the McMurray In
dian contracts. Instead of the usual scene
of comparatively undignified relaxation
from tha business of legislation, both
house devoted exceedingly serious atten
tion to the charges of attempted bribery
and other forma of Improper Influence made
in the senate yebterday by Senator Uore
of Oklahoma and subsequently In the house
of representatives by Representative Mur
phy of Missouri.
Senator Hughes In presenting a reso
lution for a senate investigation stated that
Senator Gore's accusations were so grave
that they could not be Ignored. The reso
lution went through without opposition. It
la as follows:
Text of Resolutions.
"Resolved, That a committee of five be
appointed by the chali be, and Is hereby
directed to Investigate and report whether
any senator oi the United states is, or
during his term of office ha been Interested
or connected with legislation affecting the
approval of Indian contracts or ha done
anything because ot said Interest whether
any Improper attempts or effort to prevent
or to secure the passage of a statute af
fecting the approval of Indian contracts
have been made at this session of congress,
and said committee la authorised to elt and
proceed In the vacation."
Letter from Tbarstten.
At Senator Carter' Instance a letter was
read from ex-Senator John M. Thurston of
Nebraska, demanding an investigation.
Proceeding upon the theory that Mr, Gore
had made a charge against him, ha said
that he waa entirely Inaooent. He said,
however, that In connection with. ex-Senator
Long of Kansaa he had acted aa counsel
for McMurray, '
Speaker Cannon appointed the following
committee to conduct tbe house investiga
tion: . - . . : .-..,.....
' "Messrs. BurSeT South Dakota, chairman;
Campbell, Kansas;, Miller, Minnesota;
Stephens, Texas, and Saunders, Virginia.
""Vice President Sherman announced the
following committee to conduct the senate
Senators Jones, Washington;
Ohio; Crawford, South Dakota;
Colorado, and Percy, Mississippi.
To Sift tbe Matter.
Two separate Investigations are provided
for, one In each house. Each body adopted
a resolution creating a select committee of
five members to pursue the inquiry to the
bottom during recess of congress and to
report wnemer any or it memoers are, or
have beeh interested in any of these con
tracts. Until a late hour In the day It looked
rather as If the matter would go by de
fault But as soon as the two houses re
convened at 9 o'clock tonight, after a re
cess since afternoon, the matter come up
with a rush and crowded galleries listened
with Intense Interest to the proceedings
which ended In tha vote to probe the
During the proceedings in the senate In
the "marble room" adjoining the senate
chamber were ex-Senator Long of Kansas
and Thurston ot Nebraska, who have been
mentioned In connection with the Indian
contract matter, as well at Attorney J. p.
McMurray of McAlester, Okl., whom Sena
tor Gore named aa tha principal owner of
the Indian contracts in question.
MeGulre Other Man.
Mr. McGulre of Oklahoma, who waa the
member of the house referred to by Senator
Gore In hla speech In the senate yesterday
as the house member who had been repre
sented to him aa being Interested In the
McMuiry claims, brought the matter be
fore the house tonight by rising to a ques
tion of personal phlvilege and demanding
an Investigation Into the entire matter. He
denied that he had or ever had any Interest
in me mcmurry claims, tie presented a
resolution providing for an investigation
by a subcommittee of the Indian affalra
committee to be appointed by the speaker.
He asked the house to authorize a search
lng investigation of the matter.
The house adopted a substitute resolution
offered by Mr. Tawney of Minnesota,
creating a committee of five to investigate
contract with the Choctaw, Chickasaw
and Osage tribea, the inquiry to embrace
any act of bribery, fraud or any other
improper Influence. The committee is to
file It report when completed, with the
clerk of the house.
Says Watterson
remake the constitution I think I would
take the voting power away from half
the persona who exerclsa it. and I would
not Inflict it upon woman. I hold her
too high to wish to aee her debauched
by polltica."
"But la politic necessarily debauch
ing?" "Polrtlce la muck." replied Mr. Watter
son. "In any close contest where the
woman'a vote waa determining,, tha will
of the bad woman would control. Wo
man suffrage may work fairly well In
sparsely settled communities Ilk Colo
rado, but If It prevailed In the country
at large It would debase womanhood.
"You will find that most of the -advocates
of woman suffrage are discon
tented or childless," tha colonel con
tinued, "unless they are society women
who, having exhausted the excitement of
other ainuaamanta, have taken It up as
a fad."
Prom the Minneapolis Journal.
Filing of His Name for Congress May
Be Bryan Slap.
. . . . r
Lincoln Worker Regard It as Done
to Afford aa Excnee to Soar
i. -, .1", yU" ..
Kace.-r .
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, June 2. (Special.) The filing
by petition of G. M. Hitchcock aa a candi
date for re-nomlnatlon for congress on the
democratic ticket after his own filing as
candidate for United States senator, is
still puzzling the wiseacres around the
state house. Every one is sure there Is
some hidden purpose behind it, and there
is considerable speculation aa to what, it
Is. One democratic oracle venture this ex
planation: 'That filing of Hitchcock for congress
emanates from Hitchcock, himself,, mark
my word, and the purpose Is to block the
Bryan candidate for the senate. The game
put down here by Bryan and his co
workers is designed to force Hitchcock off
the track for senator by projecting Bryan,
himself, and they intended to go to Hitch
cock and ask him to keep hi place In con
gress for another two year with prom-
ses of support for the senatorshlp when
Norris Brown's term expires. Hitchcock
waa then to withdraw for senator and file
for congress.
'Hitchcock got on to this when he was
down here laat time. Of course, he will
not accept the present filing, and will then
have an excuse to turn down the Bryan
proposition by pointing to the fact that
he can no longer get Into tha running to
hold on to the place In congreaa he now
has. Aa an argument why Bryan should
keep out of the senatorial list. It's a good
scheme from the Hitchcock point of view,
but it remains to be eeen whether it will
work out as planned."
Some other here think the filing is
really a double shot on the aprt.of Hitch
cock and that he will accept so aa to have
an open door for retreat when Bryan's
consent to run for senator shuts the other
Conuty Convention July 14.
The republican county convention of
Lancaster county will be held In Lincoln,
July 14. At this convention delegates to the
state convention will be selected. This date
waa fixed by the county committee at a
meeting held yesterday. Chairman Ander
son hat inaugurated a new wrinkle in
these committee meetings by having the
members come in to lunch for which the
hotela charge 60 cents a plate. The business
of the meeting begins as soon as the
lunch Is over. Those who do not care to
spend the 60 cents are permitted to Join
the commute arter tne feed.
High School and Parks.
Lincoln's coming special election June 30,
for the purpose of voting park and high
achool bonds, has been for several day a
much discussed proposition. It seems to
be the sentiment of the public that Lin
coln la certainly shy on a high school
building and on parka, so tha question at
Issue I the amount of money which should
be paid for those Improvements.
The money requested for park purposes,
SlCO.OuO, 1 to be used In the Improvement
and enlargement of Antelope park, SoO.OUO,
and the purchase of Lincoln park. It Is
at this last proposition that most of the
criticism Is being aimed. Many people be
lieve that the entire $50,000 remaining will
be used to buy- that park, which consists
of something over 100 acres, while S. H.
Burnham, one of the owners. Insists that
he will accept a price fixed by three ap
praisers. Horace McFarlane, an Imported
"city beautyfler." after looking at Lin
coln park, announced that It would be
cheap at any price for the city, inasmuch
as It has tree on It which It would take
the city twenty-five year to grow, and It
haa other advantages. But the critic In
elst that Mr. McFarlana knowa nothing
about Lincoln park, and were he In the
city during a rainy season h probably
would have required a boat to Inspect some
; Continued, a Second Faga-l
Oregon Shippers
Complain Against
Harriman Rates
Allege that Millions of Dollars Are
Involved in Freight Tariffs
on Small Lots.
WASHlN'GON,"une26.-Mllirohs''of 5fl-
lars, it ,1s alleged, are Involved In a com
plaint filed yesterday with tha Interstate
Commerce commission by the . railroad
commission of Oregon.
The complaint Is directed against the
Southern . Pacific company and forty-three
other interstate carriers. It relates to
freight classes and commodities in lees
than carload lots, shipped from eastern
points to towns and cities In Oregon, par
ticularly those in the Willamette valley.
The rates are made by the addition of
the rates from eastern points to Portland,
Ore., and of what is known as an "ar
bitrary" from Portland to the point of
destination. Heretofore the "arbitrary"
haa been about ten cents a hundred pounds.
In tariffs recently filed, the railroads have
Increased thla "arbitrary" to amounts
ranging from 12 cents to 35 cents a hun
dred pounds.
The complaint say that the "old rates
have been voluntarily maintained for so
long a period that the public had a right
to believe, and In face of the great rail
road earnings, every reason to expect, that
at least as favorable rates would be main
tained In the future aa In the last; that
millions of dollars have been invested on
the strength of this belief In the manufac
turing and Jobbing business in the Willa
mette valley and unless the old rates are
restored It wilt mean ruin to many in
dustries." Sees Too Many Demagogue.
THERMOPOLIS, Wyo., June 26. (Spe
cial.) Bishop J. J. Keane of Cheyenne cre
ated a sensation by declaring there are In
the country a uwarm of demagogues
preaching doctrines hopelessly, misleading
and producing unsettled conditions In the
business world. "There are too many dem
agogues and not enough statesmen," he
said, "and the crying need of our country
at thla time is a more solid condition in
Committees Are Appointed.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., June 26. (Special. )
At today' session of the State Federation
of Labor committees were appointed to
take charge of certain bills favorable to
organized labor and urge pasnage of .same
at the next legislature. President Buckley
urged union men to work for the election
of men who are known to be fair to organ
ized labor.
Horses Killed, Girl Escape.
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., June 26. (Special.)
'While the young daughter of Isaao J.
Tschetter, a prominent Hutchinson county,
farmer, was driving a team of horse which
were hitched to a corn cultivator, lightning
struck and killed both horse. It is re
garded aa little less than a mjracle tha
the girl also was not killed.
Porter Charlton Has Forty
Different Kinds of Insanity
NEW YORK, June . 26. (Special Tele
gram.) It wa announced late tonight that
the group of alienist who are examining
Porter Charlton, the self-confessed slayer
of his wife at Lake Como,' in Italy, would
make their official report on Tuesday, de
claring Charlton Intane and recommending
that he be sent to an asylum for tha Insane
or a private sanitarium.
According to the statement of tha doc
tor, Charlton haa displayed forty different
mood since ha waa locked up In the Hud
son county, New Jersey, jail. He haa cried,
laughed, roared with rage, sobbed, , threw
himself upon hi bed in a frenzy and then
stood defiant That I a statement from Dr.
William Jerome Arlltz, one of the alienists
employed by Judge Paul Charlton, father
jot tha, young man -
Noted Air Sailor Spends Large Part
of Sunday Here.
, i
Consults Colonel Welik to Get a Line
on Hla Air C'nrrents and Humid
Ml,! ,!?,' JItWmn v
"May Take Air Trip.
Glenn Curtlss, the famoua American
aviator, spent yesterday In Omaha looklns
over sites for the meet which will be held
here July 23 to 27 .
Mr. Curtlss agreed that the Crelghton
pasture at Forty-fifth and Military avenue,
wnlch la favored by the local committee,
will be a good site and the meet will un
doubtedly take place there. Krug park
and Courtland beach were also Inspected,
but there are good reasons against either.
Mr. Curtlss arrived in the morning from
Minneapolis in company with Clarke
Powell and spent the day In the hands
of Mr. Powell, T. R. Kimball, J. J. Deright
and other members of the Aero club of
Nebraska. He left In the evening for his
home In Hammondsport, N. Y.
Mr Curtis spent part of the afternoon
Interviewing Local Forecaster Welch of
the weatheQ bureau regarding Omaha at
mospheric conditions. He asked about the
average w ind velocity In the latter part
of July and the relative humidity.
"You see," said he to Colonel Welch,
"wo found a totally new condition in
Minneapolis. The humidity waa only about
24 per cent and the machines lost power,
both as to lateral thruBt of the propellers
and aa to lifting capacity. The conse
quence was some of the machines would
not fly at all, even with higher powered
motors than usual."
Saccessfnl at Minneapolis.
Mr. Curtlss did not eay so, but he him
self was able to. ascend every day at
Minneapolis, . although Wlllard and Mars
were not In fact, the aviator la a modest
chap. He will talk about himself only
When pressed and, while he 1 not unwilling
to give Information, he Is far from thrust
ing himself or .his achievements forward
as a subject of -conversation.
Ho declared In answer to a question that
Omaha women desiring to fly will be given
an opportunity If arrangement are made.
"Wo have one machine for carrying a
passenger," said he, "and will do so if It
Is desired.". .
On hla return to New York he will de
vote some time to machines being built
there by his company to fly In the big fall
meeting. He himself will take part In It.
"Having won the International a year or
so ago, it will be expected of me," said
the man who recently flew from Albany to
New York.
Mr, Curtis referred , to the Wrights In
speaking of this meet, saying that he would
not have considered entering had an ad
mission of Infringement been thus made.
"We "are not," he added, "infringing on
he Wright patents. It Is a different
"He convinced me," said Dr. Arllta to
night, "that he )s suffering from a form of
criminal Insanity not unlike that which
aff.lcted Harry Thaw.
"There I no doubt that Charlton I ln
ane," continued the doctor. "He ha be
come worse since he wa arrested and the
confinement la telling on him with remark
able rapidity. I questioned him for more
than an hour on the subject of the lake
murder. He Impressed me a the most
emotional character I have ever seen.
"The diagnosis, while not yet complete,
bears out what I have learned of his early
life. There ha always been Insanity, but
It did not manifest itself In acute form
until the committment of the murder. On
several occasions he baa shown a wild rage
such aa t common, la derauui praooox."
Three Omaha and Three Lincoln
Leaders Drop Membership in
Anti-Saloon League.
Lysle I. Abbott and Five Others Join
in Significant Letter.
County and Precinct Organiiation Not
Carried Out.
Abbott, Kellman, Patrick, Ratten,
Winiherlr and McHrten Set Oat
the Farts and Drop from
the Directorate.
Six prominent members of the Nebraska
Anti-Saloon league yesterday resigned
from that organization. They did so in an
open leiter which denounces Morn a S. Poul
Bon of Lincoln, state supurlntendent of the
Anti-Saloon league.
This action, which will Jar prohibition
and county option circles of the atate..from
rlnv to circumference, Is likely to be fol- '
lowed by other resignation. Privately, tua
men resigning speak in even more severe
teims than does their letter regarding Mr.
Poulson's refusals to follow the directions
of the headquarters committee of tho
In fact, one or two men who did sign this
letter wished for a time to withhold their
signatures because the statement la In their
view not drastic enough.
The headquarter committee of the Antl
Saloun league ha tried. It ay. to pro
ceed systematically to have men elected to
the next legislature pledged to county
option. With thla end In view they have
again and again directed Mr. Poulson to
proceed to organize tho state by precinct
and county . Each time, they charge, he
has promised to do so and has immediately
broken his promise.
Then again, the resigning men do not llko
what they call "the air of mystery" per
taining to the conduct of the finance of
the state league and say they have been
unable to leurn how much money is being
gathered from church meetings and how it
is being expended.
Three Omaha men and three Lincoln men
are the six who loave the board of trustee
and the headquarters committee of the
Anti-Saloon league. Among them is Rev.
B. F. Fell man, formerly the head of the
Douglas County Anti-Saloon league, and
tij'oio i. iuuuu ami vv. r. Patrick. The
Lincoln men are equally well known. They
are Rev. Samuel Z. Batten. T. W. Wlmberly
and J. L. McBrlen. Mr. Batten waa re
cently called to another state to fill a
higher raiarled .pulpit. . -
Ilemion for Reslgnatlona.
The letter of resignation read thus:
"To the trustees of the Nebraska Anti
Saloon league. Gentlemen: We, the under
signed, hereby tender our resignation from
membership In the headquarters committee
and Board of Trustee respectively of the
Nebraska Anti-Saloon, league. The reason
for our action lie in the following state
ment of facts. . .
"At the state convention of all tha
temperance associations of this state held
at York, Neb., July 8 and , 1D09, it wa
unanimously decided to make the enact
ment of a county option bill tho Issue for
the present campaign. A state central
committee was elected and instructed to
organize immediately the state by counties
and precinct to secure tho filing nomi
nation and election of legislative candidates
favorable to county option.
"The offlcera of the Nebraska Antl
Saloon league stated that they were In
shape to do the work outlined and promised
to do so If given the field.
"Believing that this promise would ba
carried out we berame members of the
Nebraska Anti-Saloon league for the sole
purpose of assisting in thla program. At
one of the earliest meeting ot the head
quarters committee of tho league a motion
was put and carried that the league at
once proceed to perfect the county and
precinct organizations charged with tha
duty of selecting and electing legislative
candidates pledged to county option.
I'onlaon'a Promise I'nredeemed.
"The superintendent promised to do
this at once. v At each subsequent meeting
of the headquarters committee the super
intendent renewed this promise, but in
each Instance It developed that no work
had been done along these lines. At tha
meeting of February 4, 1910, the matter
came to a direct issue In the adoption by
the headquarters committee of the follow
ing resolution:
Resolved, That the plan of campaign to
be followed In tba county option fight made
by this league In Nebraska In the year of
1910 shall be to organize the temperance
workers In each county Into local com
mittees. These committee shall be com
posed of active temperance worker
whether in or out of the church. It shall
be tho duty of the county committees to
secure the nomination and election to the
legislature of men pledged to county op
tion. "In Bpite of these positive Instruction
and his promise to carry them out (ha
superintendent, as soon as the committee
adjourned, Ignored Its actions and con
tinued as before
Ills plan consisted In tha collection of
money from church meeting and securing
the appointment by the pastor of each
church so visited of three men, who, when
the proper time came, were to receive their
Instructions from the superintendent These
Instructions were In no event to have any
thing to do with securing the nomination
of suitable candidates. The headquarter
committee deemed It essential to eecma
the nomination of suitable men and de
manded organization with that end In view.
The superintendent continually promised
compliance with the Instruction of tha
commmlttee when the committee wa In
session and Immediately broke hi promise
when the committee adjourned.
Second Agreement Ignored.
On March 10, 11)10, the trustee met In
the morning. Adjournment waa taken until
1 o'clock to receive the report of the head
quarters committee. Between 12 and I
o'clock the superintendent and the head
quarters committee were In conference, the
result of which was the distinct and un
equivocal promise of the superintendent to
curry out the policy outlined by the head
quartets committee. When the trustors
reconvened they were advised that tha
differences between the superintendent and
committee had been adjusted and a state
ment to that effect wa given to the press