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VOL. XLI NO. 242.
OMAIIA, TUESDAY MOKNINO, MARCH 26, 1912 TWELVE TAGES.
SINGLE COPY" TWO CENTS.
f JURY TAKES CASE
4 Connsel Xakes Scathing Amiga-
V ment of Defendant! in Delayed
5 Closing Address.
f JUDGE LAYS STRESS OH DOUBT
, Instrnctt Jurors to Pnt Self-Respect
T Above Speedy Yerdict
TRIAL LASTS THREE MONTHS
Attorney Insists Government Has
COURT READY FOR VERDICT
Jadge Carpenter Reatalaa I XMa
Awaiting; Declelom at Jarere
Until Tea O'clock
CHICAGO, March Tha case of the
ten Chtcaco packer who the government
charm hare violated the criminal nee-
tloa or the Sherman antl-tmet law, went
to the jury lata today.
The cloeinc argument, delayed ainee
Friday by the lllneaa of a juror, wa de
livered today by Special Counael Pierce
Butler for the government and waa a
aratthlng arraignment of tha acta of the
The counsel repeatedly aaeerted that
the government had established It caaa
Instruction from United States IX strict
Judge Carpenter held tha Juror atten
tion for more than an hour. A abort con
ference Between counael and oourt fol-
lowed, and at :e tne jury renrea u cots
"alder It verdict, which will bring; ta a
close a trial which has lasted since De
cember t, ml, more than three month,
laatraetlaaa to J err.
Judge Carpenter's first charge waa an
Interpretation of the Sherman aot Fol
lowing thia ha Instructed tha jury
gardlng tha exclusion of certain testimony
which wa given concerning one group
nt the defendant and did not apply to
Judge Carpenter laid great stress on the
doctrine of reasonable doubt to ba exer
cised by the jury In determining tha guilt
or innocence of the defend an ta In con
cluding hi Instruction tha court said:
"Gentlemen, do not sacrifice any self-
respect In order to reach a speedy ver
Judge Carpenter announced that be
would remain In hi oourt room awaiting
a verdict until 1 o'clock tonight.
That Armour Co., Swift Co. and
Morris Co. hare today juat as effec
tive a monopoly of tha meat business of
tha country aa though their proposed
"billion-dollar combine" had bean arataed
waa tha contention la substance of At
torney Butler' closing argument.
, ARE TO BE SOLD TODAY
The Norwood apartments, XSffl-St-JS Har
ney street, will be sold today to Mr.
Minnie R. Swan. Kit North Twenty
frlst street, for tha sum of SIMM.
The deal, whlbo haa bees Impending for,
the last week, will be consummated with
the passing of tha deed from Samuel
Mandcleon today. Tha Norwood la one
of Hire apartment houses between Thirty-third
and Thirty-fourth etreet on Har
ney street owned by Maadelaon. They
are two stories high and of brick.
Mia. Swan 1 making tha purchase
through tha Glover Realty Byadlcat and
a aula the apartment a an Investment.
HOUSE DEMOCRATS CALL
CAUCUS ON THE NAVAL BILL
WASHINGTON, March SB. The call
for the caucua of house democrats ta
consider a naval program waa Issued to
day, but the attuatlen was complicated
by tha Inclusion In the call of considera
tion of a public buildlnga measure. The
caucus la aet for Wednesday night and
a heated fight la expected. .The agree
ment to Include publlo buildlnga wa
reached after careful consideration by
house leaders, but a majority of the
house is said to be opposed to tha paa
aage of another "pork barrel" measure
at thia evasion.
For Nebraska: Generally fair, colder
cast portion Tuesday.
Kor Iowa: Uenerally fair, except un
aettled east and north portions.
Temper. tare la Oesaha Yesterday.
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Illeheet yeaterday 47 M U
Lowest yeeterday 2 47 S4 S
Mean temperature .... M 47 43
Precipitation OS .4 .OS .
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 41
IWlciency for the day I
Total deficiency since March 1 144
Normal precipitation .03 Inch
Kxceae for the day as inch
Total rainfall since March 1-. 2.44 Inches
Kxcess since March 1 1.42 inohea
Excess for cor. period, 1SW... .(5 inch
Excess for cor. period. 1M.... l.Og inches
Station and Temp. High- Rain-
8tate of Weather. 7 a m.
Cheyenne, pt. doudy.... B
Iavenport. clear 40
lenver, pt. cloudy 44
Iea Molne. clear
Dodge City. pt. cloudy..
North Platte, dear .
Pueblo, pt. cloudy .
Papid City, cloudy ,
Salt lke, doudy ...
Santa Fa, dear .....
Kheridan. dear .....
Htoux City, raining
alenune. Clear ....
T Indicate trace of predpitatloa.
U A. WELSH, Lual t'urecaster.
The National Capital
MoBdar, Marrfe 15, 1U.
In Msst-Oa. st 3 b. m.
KlnjU consideration bosun of Stephen-
on election case; vote probable by
Attorney General Wickersl am In a let
ter re fused to euoDlv information called
for by resolution on reorganisation of
mtexnat tonal H arrester comtany.
Met at noon and adjourned at 12: n.
m. out of respect for the memorial of the
late Representative Bingham of Penn
Representative Jackson urged before
the Interstate Commerce committee his
resolution for Investigation or all rlre in
surance companies, declaring they bad
the country "by the throat."
Democrats called to caucus Wednesday
on naval and public buildings programs.
Representative Taggart orreren resoiu
tion calling for an Investigation of West
em Newspaper union.
Interior department expenditures com
ml t tee decided to Investigate the Indian
bureau, healings to begin next ween.
Shipping trust Investigating committee
Is gathering evidence from all govern
ment departments and heatings mill not
begin for a month.
Bandits Kill Driver
and Steal His Gar
PARIS, March S.-The automobile ban'
dtta who In February terrorised many
districts of Franca by carrying out an
extraordinary eerie of crimes, have per
petrated during tthe last few day a
trash series of daring crime which
reached their climax thia morning In a
murder on the public highway between
Villa Neuve-St. George and Pari.
A gang of tour bandltea, who occupied
aa automobile, ordered the chauffeur of
a private motor car to stop. When the
chauffeur refused the highway men shot
hint dead and wounded the occupant of
After throwing tha body of tha chauf
feur Into a ditch tha bandit entered the
automobile and drove towards Paris.
Publlo opinion I greatly aroueed on
account of these audacious attacks ta tha
vicinity of the capital. Tha bandit In
the meantime are employing most Im
pudent tact Ira The police today received
a sheet of paper on which waa etamped
what purported to be copies of their fin
ger prints. These acre naturally fic
ticious, and It la rumored In some quar
ter that the bandits will soon visit po
lice headquarters and shoot several of
It was thought tha automobile bandits
had been captured on February St, when
two anarchists were arrested at Pontoiee
about nineteen miles northwest of Parle,
after attempting to asslnata a wealthy
lawyer and rob bis residence, but these
evidently were at most only a pait of
In February the bandits shot do a and
robbed a hank messenger by daylight In
the streets of Paris, and also killed a po
liceman la front of the Saint Lais re
terminus, shooting htm from the window
of their automobile.
A band of brigand bearing all tha ap-
pearanoi atUMlnC t4 -auilbor M this
morning's holdup, arrived la aa auto
mobile at Chantllly, th raring canter, to
day. Pour or the men, armed with re
volver, entered the local branch of a
Parts bank, where they shot th cashier
and another employe dead, seriously
wounded a third man and escaped with
18,000 in note.
in Rates on Feeders
is Not Justified
WASHINGTON, March K.-The Inter
state Commerce commission decided today
that the proposed Increase of SS per
cent In the transportation rata on "feeder"
cattle and sheep made by all the weeterh
railroad waa not Justified. Th com
mission sxpact all of the carriers to
cancel the propoeed advanoea by April
ii. It they should tall to cancel them
voluntarily the commission will issue a
Existing ratee on "feeder" cattle are
approximately 75 per cant of the rates
on fat cattle. Th railroads contended
this low rata waa a "gratuity" which
they could withdraw at will.
Woman Kills Girl
and Herself After
Writing to Coroner
SAN FRANCISCO. March -"Cremate
tha remain of my daughter and myself
and deposit th aehea In tha same casket
I have kissed her good night and will sow
turn on tha gas I ant sick and without
relative and cannot leave my daughter
to tha mercy of tha world."
When Coroner Iceland opened his mall
today h found tha above message, and
upon Investigating, discovered Mra A.
Mors and bar iS-year old daughter, Bthet,
dead from asphyxiation In an apartment
bouse. The woman had mailed the letter
to the coroner Saturday and it la believed
the deaths occured that night. Mra
Uan left " chlco addressee.
WOULD IMPROVE THE
SOCIAL CONDITIONS HERE
A civic federation for promoting bet
ter social eoodltlona for Omaha haa been
started by the Frances Wlllard Temper
ance anion. The idea Is to get the co
operation of ail tha women' club and
societies of the city and hold a mass
meeting to stir up enthusiasm. Mra. Clara
E. Burbank, chairman; Mr. George
Corel! and Mrs. C. J. Roberts form
th committee of tha union working on
ARE MARRIED AT 0GDEN
BVANSTON, Wyo., March B.-8pe-daDRlchard
Zofeldt and Mlaa Brown,
a sister of the local deputy sheriff and
Cart Wall aad Mlsa Minn! Stevens, all
under the ag of consent, were apore
neaded at Ogden at the request of their
parent, who wished to prevent their
marriage, but th officers were too hue.
th marrlag ceremony having been par
formed. Tha disappointed parent hav
relented and will welcome the eloper
Governor Deneen Will Call Special
Session of Legislature to Fast
NICESSAKY VOTE IS 15 SIGHT
Two-Thirds of Members Agree to
Support the Measure.
BECOMES EFFECTIVE AT ONCE
Will Provide Preference Vote
President April 9.
PRIMARIES IN NEW YORK TODAY
l p State District Will Elect Klaaty
Six Delegatea ta National Re.
pabllcaa Cenveatlea at
SPRINGFIELD, 111., aurco !6.-Oov.
ernor Deneen today ordered a call Issued
for a special aeaslon of the legislature ta
act on a proposed presidential preference
primary bill. The aesslon will begin late
Some time ago the governor announced
that It two-thirds of the legislators will
gree to pass such a bill, he would call
special aesslon, and It became known
today that the necessary number was
To mske the law effective In time tor
the primaries April S, aa an emergency
measure, the bill would require the af
firmative votes of two-thirds of the legis
In a statement mad publio with the
call for the special sewlon Governor De
neen declared that aside from the preil
dential preference primary question there
Is need for an extraordinary session of
Among the mibjects which he deems
necessary for the state legislators to take
action on In the near future are appro
priations for the repair of Ihe state rapi
tol and the state fair buildings Injured
In the Springfield cyclone, the amend
ment of Ihe Insurance laws and the vali
dation of the appropriation tor the I'nl
verslty of Illinois Medical school, which
waa recently declared by the elate su
preme court to have been Improperly
pased and therefore void.
Failure to print and read all tha sec
tlons of the appropriations act In tha last
general assembly waa the point on which
the medical school bill wa attacked.
Governor Deneen said that It other
laws were found to come under th ban
of the supreme court decision they would
be added to the call.
It la th Idea of the governor that the
general assembly shall pans the prefer
entlal primary act and then recess until
a more convenient so son to consider the
other matters covered by the call for V1'
Primaries la ev Verlt Today.
NEW YORK, March 2a-AtR- prep
aration were made today for the New
York Stat primaries to be held tomor
row. Chief Interest orntrrs In th choice
of eighty-six republican district delegate
to th Chicago national convention, mak
ing up the entire representation of New
Tork state except the four delegatas-at-
large, who will be chosen later at Ihe
tate convention at Rochester.
Of the nineteen up-state district there
are contests In only two district Ihe
Twenty-sixth and Thirty-third.
Most of the contests are In New Tork
City. Out of fourteen districts In Man
hattan there are contests In thirteen dis
tricts Brooklyn with Its eight districts
haa a contest In only on district, the
Ninth. One of the suburban districts, the
Second, also haa a contest.
Democratic primaries also will be held,
but the delegatea chosen will be to the
state convention and not to the national
convention, under the privilege given by
th primary law.
District teaveallo.s la ladlaaa.
INDIANAPOLJS, Ind., March XL
Four district convention thia afternoon
and a stste convention In this dty to
morrow will go far toward deciding th
clos contest between the Taft and
Roosevelt factions for a majority of th
Indiana delegation of thirty to tha na
tional republican convention. Tha Third,
Fourth. Fifth and Kleventh districts
today sre to elect two delegatea each, and
at tomorrow' convention four delegatea
at large will be choaen. Other district
conventions are to follow.
Unofficial returns from ward and town
ship pri marie or meetings show the Taft
faction will have a majority of about 1M
in th state convention and will carry
eight of th thirteen district. But mar
gin are so narrow in many districts
certain decision must wait on the results
of th conventions, and the Roosevelt
manager are claiming eight districts and
the stat convention.
Twa Taft Delraalra la Mlrhlaaa.
MARQUETTE. Mich.. March -Republicans
of the -Twelfth Michigan dis
trict, at Ishpemlng, today elected two
delegate to th Chicago convention and
Instructed them for Taft.
T. B. AVNOINCES ITINERARY
Cwloael Will Cm Taraavh lawa aa
NEW TORK, March Jt-The Itinerary
for Colonel Roosevelt's trip through the
central west this week waa completed
today. It conclude a'ith a visit to De
troit In addition to the points named In
the first announcement of the trip.
Colonel Roosevelt will leave New Tork
tomorrow at 04 p. m. over the Penn
sylvania railroad and will reach Chicago
Wednesday at S p. m. In the afternoon
ha will hold a reception to several pre
cinct committeemen In Chicago. In the
evening he will deliver two addresses,
on In the downtown section and the
other on the west aide. Tne colonel will
leave for St. Louta at 11:11 p. m. by the
Chicago A Alton railroad.
On his arrival In Su Louis at a. m.
Thursday Colonel Roosevelt will be met
by a committee from the Million Popula
tion club. After meeting the leader In
th Roosevelt movement in Missouri and
taking aa automobile drive through the
dty Colonel Rooeevdt will attend a din
ner of the Million Population dub. In
th evening be will address a mass meet
ing In the First regiment armory aad
later a gathering of nagroea. At M:
tCouttnued on Second PageJ
Ii? J' OM t aw oa I
. yfr THl a I
From th Cleveland PlalnDealer.
PLATTE HIGflAT FREMONT
River Rising Slowly and Bis; Flood
DYNAMITE IS FREELY USED
Large Gaaae at Mea Breaking; Va
le Masse Ballreado Prepare
ta Pretext Their Bridges
Th Plait river rise Is Inundating low
fields In the vicinity of Fremont between
Fremont and North Bend and from a
point four miles west of Fremont to the
cltk limit water la flowing In th ditches
along the Union Paoiflo track.
For the first time sinoe the flood five
years ago the old channel between Mur
phya and Fremont south of Fremont I
carrying water. Several farmer have
left their homea and the doaea families
residing on Fremont Island have gone to
Laat night gangs of dynsmltera were
working Incessantly to prevent the forma
tion of ice gorge. Quantities of sacked
sand were scattered along the dyke and
tha lave south and west of Fremont for
uaa an -eae of an emergency. -4 1
Lata fast night the Ice was sllll Intact
and tha water was slowly rising.
It I freely predicted that the Platte
river will do much damage east and weal
of Fremont. The city I protected by
levee and will probably eacape.
Missonrl Pad fie . Prepared
The Missouri Pacific la prepared to cope
with floods, according to Mr. Iltggina of
St Louis, assistant tu the general man
ager. Mr. Illggtna is In town and gives It
out that at every point where there Is a
bridge over a stream of any site, quanti
ties of dynsmlts la stored to be used la
breaking up the lea. in each Instance,
the toe will be thrown before th lee
begins to move, thus shattering It Into
fragmenta before the floes ran reach the
piling or piers of the bridges.
Reports to th Union Pacific are to the
effect that th Blue river for a distance
of aeventy-flv mile south of Beatrice 1
clear of Ice and that it haa passed out
of the stream without destroying or dam
aging any of tha railroad, or wagon
bridges over the stream.
Saavr at Kaaaaa City.
Tom Hughe, traveling freight and
passenger agent for th Missouri Pacific
pent Sunday In Kansas City, watching
tha heaviest snow storm that he ever
aaw. While It was dear, calm and bright
In Omaha all Sunday, Kanaaa City was
In tha grip of the hardest storm of tne
winter, according to Mr. Hughe. The
storm aet In Saturday night and when it
ceased Sunday forenoon, snow had fallen
to a depth of two feet, completely demor
alising traffic for lev miles around Kanaaa
lee la the Mlaeeart.
There Is a slight rise noticeable In the
Missouri river at thia point, but th Ice
continue to hold aolid, exoept for a dis
tance above the Douglas street bridge
and along the west bank ot the stream.
Carter and Florence lake are covered
with water to a depth of several laches,
but beneath the Ice Is solid and eighteen
to twenty Inches thick. -
So me lew Breaka,
The first sign of a break-up of th ice
in th Missouri river In this vicinity oc
curred Monday forenoon Just below tha
Illinois Central bridge In East Omaha.
There a field of an acre or more ot Ice on
the north side of tha channel heaved and
cracking loose from th main body
swung out Into tha north channel that
has been open a greater portion of th
For a few minute the Ice field moved
down the river, going a couple of hundred
yards, one corner caught on a sand bar
and swinging about, the entire field reared
to the north, striking the shore, soon
dudntergrating and going to piece. Coat
ing away In small chunks.
Under the III! note Central bridge the
river la open nearly one-half th dlatano
from tne north shore.
Mtealeelppl Raiagf Rapidly.
ST. LOUIS, March 2S. Further floods
along the Mississippi river war Immi
nent this morning, because of the rising
temperature which followed yesterdays
heavy snow in thia state, Kaaaaa aad
The river area rising slowly her and
stares were advancing rapidly at poiata
above St. Luule. while the rivers are
bank-full everywhere. The Illinois I at
tiood stage, for moat of Its length and
serious overflows are expected.
The Missouri I rising rapidly at Fulton.
Mo., and there la anxiety over it Mag
(Continued on Second Page.)
How Can You Blame Him?
mhx T lane
J iyyl we tw
Increase in Pay
NEW TORK. March .-Flfty rail
road comprising practically all th line
east of Chicago and north of th Norfolk
ft Western, today refused to grant an
Ineraaae in wages demanded by tltelr
In engineers' demand, presented on
January 15, aa for an Increase amount
ing to about IS per cent a year. The
railroads' refusal is based on the asser
tion that they are financially unable to
bear the Increased expense.
The railroads In their reply pointed out
that the proposed Increase will amount
to t7.46J.Tin annually, which would be
equivalent to placing on their property a
lien of lin.Wi.SIS of 4 per cent securities
which would have preference over first
mortgage bonds, "and to Just that extent
would lessen th ability of th roada to
make th Improvement necessary to In
crease th efficiency of their servte nd
to Insure greater safety to th publlo and
At th conclusion of th oontsrenc nf
tli locomotive engineer this afternoon
H ae- anaounrcd thr they weM not
recede from their position la their de
mand for Increased wagea It Is likely
that another Joint conference may ba
Rate Case Will Be
Appealed to Court
WASHINGTON. March S.-Reaort to
th court will probably be made at one
for a review of the dedalon ot tha In
terstate Commerce eommlaston announced
yesterday In tha Teiaa-Louisiana rate
case. The commission laid down the
broad doctrine In thia decision that In
terstate railroads which put Into force
low state rates must adopt equally low
Interstate rates for traffic moving under
similar conditions. It Is believed that the
case will ultimately be taken to tha su
preme court of the United Statea for
final adjudication on the possession of
powsr claimed by the commission.
Joseph Seidel and
Mrs. Hunning Placed
on Trial for Murder
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March S.-When the
ease of Joaeph Seldel and Mra. Annie
Hunning, charged Jointly with tha mur
der ot the woman's husband. Martin Hun
ning, waa called In the circuit oourt at
Hlllsboro, Mo., today, attorneys for ths
defendant obtained a continuance until
late In the afternoon. A notice waa
served that a change of venue will
asked. Hunning waa shot and killed
December . MIL His wife waa In the
house at tha time with her hue band. The
shot waa fired through a window.
Five Piano Makers
Are Sent to Jail for
Contempt of Court
CHICAGO, liarch &-roua-J guilty of
having violated a circuit court Injunction
restraining them from .isiag a certain
trade name In connection with plur.ua.
John V. Kteger, th presilent, and tour
other officials of a piano manufacturing
company were held In con'-jinjt of court
today by Judge Scanlan und sentenced
to serve term of from throe to seven
day each In the county tall
Fiance of Miss
CHICAGO. March XV Warren K. Rer-
notda. fiance of Miss Esther Mercy, the
young woman suing Dean Marlon Talhot
of the University of Chicago for S1,0M
damage for alleged slander, occupied th
witness stand In tha trial today, but at
tempts to hare the witness tell Incidents
of his life, particularly about his divorce,
were blocked by the court declaring such
matter not relevant.
Miss Merry, recalled to the stand, asked
If she bad not sought to have a vaude
ville sketch written for her, said:
"I tried to get the sketch because I
waa hungry and wanted to get some
money to fight this caaa"
f . I ristini rut ewsiA
Jf.'l f 'Va-aP Him Taw wont
ELECTION STIRPES MOINES
Nearly All Voters Take Part ia
Battle for City Officers.
HACYICAR OPPOSED BY ROE
Two Farree Kagaared la reelect for
roatrel of Maalriaal Politico
Maaaa'a Kleetlea leaceded
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
VEX MOINES. Ia Msrch a.-(Hpeclal
Telegram.) Business wsa almost sus
pended today while a hot city election
was In progress. Interest In a dty
election aaa never greater and almost
every vote In the city waa got out. Th
tight was largely personal, a required
to be under the commission plan of gov
ernment, but In a general way It wa
a contest between two forces, on led by
Councilman MacVlcsr and tha other by
Councilman Roe. Tha contest for mayor
was not lively, as It waa conceded ttiat
Mayor llsnna would be re-elected over
Dr. Duhlgg. While there waa much In
terest In tha election, there were no dis
turbs noes and It I believed fraudulent
voting waa of Amall Importance,
New England Textile
Workers Are Given
General Raise in Pay
BOSTON, March &-More than U0.WV
textile operatives In New England re
ceived a general advance of wage todsy
when the Inure announced recently by
many cotton and woolen manufacturers
went Into effect. The advances varied
from S lu 10 per cent, but with the ex
ception of the fc.OW person employed In
the mills owned by the manufacturer of
Fall River, where a M per cent rale
has been granted, the operatives will not
know the exact amount uf their Increase
Several hundred operatives at the Apple-
ton cotton mills at Lowell, struck today
because the management would not In
cream wages more than 7 per cent.
LOWELL, Mass., March ZS.-Tw
thousand persons were made Idle and the
Appieton cotton mills were forced to
shut clown today by a strike which the
Industrial Workers of the World are en
deavoring to extend to all of th 30,040
operative of Lowell aa a protest against
the new wage schedule which provide
for d varices varying from 4 to M per
cent. The strikers ask for an Ineraaae In
wage ranging from IS to M per cent
J. C.Mabray Charged
KANSAS CITT. Mo.. March SS.-John
C. Mahray, former bead ot a syndicate
of swindlers, who wsa arrested for In
vestigation by the local police, later re
leased and "given hours" to leave town,
today defied the police and declared he
would remain here.
"AH right," said Chief Griffin, "then
I will book you on a vagrancy charge.'
Mabray's friends declared they would
apply for a habeaa corpus writ.
Battle Near Jimenez
Lasts for Four Days
JIMENEZ. Mexico, March S.-t:t
m.-Flghtlng between the rebel and gov
ernment force waa resumed today near
Cdrrallto. Tha superior lnsurrecto force
seems to have th federal surrounded.
Soldier of both aide nearly are ex
hausted, as this Is th fourth day ot
Water and food are scare and tha hot
sun and dust add to the severity of th
strain. last night another tralnload ot
men reinforced the wsurrectoa.
WILEY RESOLUTION IS
SHELVED BY THE SENATE
WASHINGTON. March S.-Senator
Martins' resolution expressing tha re
gret of the senate over the retirement uf
Dr. Wiley as chief chemist of the Agri
cultural department waa shelved by the
senile today. The New Jersey senator
moved it adoption, but Mr. Martina ot
Virginia ofrered a eubstltute referring
the resolution to the committee on agri
culture and the substitute prevailed.
There was little debate Mr. Martin ax-
seed th onlnlon that tha senate
should not go on record en such a subject.
WAIT DRAWS DP
Hakes Suggestion to County Clerks
About Manner in Which the
Tickets Be Printed.
UP TO OFFICIALS TO ACT
Law Provides for No Instructions to
SEAN WITHDRAWS AS POPULIST
Only One ElectorUow Running with
CTJRRIE ON BEHALF TAFT LEAGUE
Making Plan for Fleher Meetlaa
at Ontaha aad Llaewia
Westever Protest I
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. March Zl-tSpeciat
Telegram.) Just as the copy for the pri
mary ballots waa ready to be mailed u
the county clerks this afternoon 8ecre
tary Wait received from J. R. Dean a
withdrawal as a populist candidate for
elector-at-large, but he remains on th
ticket aa a democrat candidate for the
earns office. This leaves only on
elector, Roth ot tha Fifth district, run
ning a both democrat and populist. Ac
companying th list of candidate Mr,
Walt sent th following concerning the
candidates tor delegate ta th national
Ther are two set at republican
presidential elector, sixteen on th
cerelflcate, eight to be nominated; also
two sett, eight delegates -at-large, four
ta be nominated and two seta fourteen
In each congressional district, two to
nominated and a Ilka number of
lternatea. Th flrat four In th list ot
delegate-at-large are endorsed by tha
Taft State league, and th last tour
endorsed by La Follettee-Rosevelt State
All republican delegate and alternate
All republican delegatea and alternates
are pledged to. vote In tha national cot?-.
ventlon for tha candidate for president
receiving th highest number of vote at
"It ba been suggested that tha dele
gat be designated on the ballot aa
to their choice for president-. I think,
the better way. however, would be to
write the namea In four. Instead of
singly, of tha delegate and elternates
at-large. and In twos of tha district dele
gatea, thus keeping together tha two
sets aa endorsed by th separata league.
I hav no authority In tha matter or
Instructions to glva you, and a tha
primary law does not cover th situa
tion. It is up to you to us your own
dlrcretlon. Th above plan might la
som Instance aid a voter lu making Ma
Cholo for delegate.
"No requests from other paUUoal par
lies hare been made for this manner of
making up th ballot. Th primary
law does not authorlae this department to
issue a ssmple ballot."
Westevrr Prwteet l.ate.
In regard la the protest made against
tha petition of Judge West over, h said
that a it wa not filed wit 111 n three
daya after tha riling of th petition h
could take no notice of It; In fact those
who niaoe It, ha said, did not appear to
be anxlou to push tha matter. Jerry
Howard, who had rhargo of the petition
In South Omaha, says that the namea
copied la one handwriting were obtained
In the packing hounee and a stha mea
had their hand greasy they requested
the man carrying the pettllon to do tha
writing for them.
Maay Meetings (chedaled.
Secretary Curria of th uiai. Tuf
elague, haa arranged for two meetlnga
tor secretary of tha Interior Fisher, on
to be In Omaha and tha other In Lincoln.
He bad hoped to obtain him for five
meetings, nut could not do so. Frank
Harrison hsa received wnrif fmm Rab,a
a Follette that ho will be In Nebraska
aprii z, out tha aenator doe not any
how many aosechea he will mak. limit
that I decided no data will be made
for him. Th Roosevelt follower are
urging the colonel to coma to Netaraaka.
and altogether things promise to ba
nveiy in .in erepuoiican camp.
Tha democrats are iikelv to ha tint
busy, for Kd H. Moors, tha general man
ager of tha Harmon campaign, la coming
to the state and tha friends of wiiar,.
and Clark are In active eruption. In
fact lliey are so busy wbackmg eacg,
other that they appear to ha In 4a-.
of forgetting all about the ovUr B th
Manser Talke af Plana.
Walter L. H Queer aenera nunBM, As
La Toilette's campaign, thia afternoon in.
dlcated the basis ot his hop for hi candi
date. He aaid there would be contest
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