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VOL. XLII-NO. 81.
HOLD POSSESS! OF
Tight Imminent, with Depnty Sher
iffs Planning to Attack the
MUCH DEPENDS ON GOVERNOR
Executive Hurries to Scene, Hoping
, ." to Bring Peace. 1
TRY TO ENFORCE ARBITRATION
OMAHA,' FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBK0, 1912-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Influence of Moyer Over Strikers is
'STATE BOARD IS NOW ENROUTE
Governor Refnses -to Call Oat the 111-
Htiii Until All Other Means of
Settlement Have Been
BINGHAM, Utah, Sept. 19.-An array of
miners, fortified and determined, held un-
i disputed possession or the copper, lead
and . sOver mines . of Bingham when the
second day of the miners' strike for a
further 25-cent Increase In pay and recog
nition of their union dawned."
While the army, thousands strong: and
speaking many tongues, dug breastworks,
strengthened its picket lines and worked
out a rough form of military discipline.
there was activity in the offices of the
mining companies- and the headquarters
of the county and sljte officials.
The developments ethe immediate fu
ture seemed to depend almost entirely
- upon the success of Governor Spry, who
has been asked to urge the strikers to
surrender the mines, give up their arms
and wait In patience the success or fail
ure of the mine managers' efforts to fig
ure out means by which their demands
can be granted.
Charles H. : Moyer,' president of the
Western Federation of Miners, was said
to have an appointment with Governor
Spry to go over the situation. His in
fluence with the miners has been. Ques
tioned sinco his failure to secure a post
ponement of the strike.
Ultimatum from Sheriff.
Just before President Moyer took the
train this morning for Salt Lake to meet
the governor he was notified officially by
Deputy Sheriff Steel that if the miners
were not down from their mountain fort
ress by noon an attack would be made
by the deputies.
- There : was much promiscuous firing
from the pits opposite the Utah copper
mine this morning,-. About 1,000 men were
entrenched there. George. W. .Dwyer,
superintendent of the Utah Copper mine,
'and some of the bookkeepers werit, to the
mine and hays not" Teen molested N;6ne
of thi property of the mining companies
is damaged and the UUh-Apejc company
Is working as usual -under an agreement
with the union. v . ! '
Deputy sheriffs are being sent In' as
fast as they can be recruited. It was
thought that the sheriff's force would
number 250 men, by noon, and it was
planned to make a flank attack on the
rifle pits as soon as a sufficient force
could be mustered and drive the strikers
down the mountain into the canyon.
Governor Will Go to Btnsrham.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 19.
That the militia should not be called out
until all other means of settling the
Bingham strike had been exhausted, and
that the board "of conciliation and arbi
tration, headed by the governor, should
leave at once for Bingham to confer
with the strike leaders, was the decision
.of the governor's conference today.
Noon found the governor with too state
board of conciliation " and arbitration
breaking speed records toward the mln-
iof camp, anxious to restore reason ana
calmness before the growing passions of
the "s'oo striking miners and the force of
150 deputy sheriffs led to a loss of life
or destruction of property.
Word had come from Bingham that the
chief, deputy in charge had threatened
to storm the miners' stronghold on the
mountain side at noon. It was the de
sire of the state officials to gain the
scene and try argument and persuasion
before a battle could be precipitated.
, The mornings' news indicated that the
strikers were not bloodthirsty, but were
enjoying their temporary ascendency
over their temporary bosses by shooting
recklessly and pushing intimidation to
the limit of forbearance.
There were stories of attempted mur
ders, the sequestration of sixty-five cases
of dynamite taken from storehouses at
the mines, of an order for the arrest of
President Moyer, that the armed miners
had been directed by their leaders to
shoot deputies to kill, and others equally
sensational. Some of these reports are
known to be false and the others do not
come from responsible sources.
Show Advantages ;
of Budget System
BEVERLY. Mass., Sept ls.-President
Taft intends to give the people of the
United States an opportunity to become
familiar with a "budget system" of esti
mating 1 revenues and expenditures,
whether congress approves or not In a
bill passed by congress and signed by
ths president in the closing hours of the
last session it was decided that estimates
should be submitted to congress as here
tofore. The paragraph escaped the eyes of the
president at the time,' but since the ses
sion closed, he has decided that he will
try to show the country the advantages
of a budget system over the present meth
ods of estimating the income and expen
ditures of the government
The president after consulting with Sec
retary of the Terasury MacVeagh, has
reached the conclusion that there is noth
ing to prevent Mr. MacVeagh sending
along the estimates in budget form just
as a comparison and not for use in fram
CHICAGO, Sept. 19 Evangelism in the
United States has "degenerated into com
mercialism and professionalism," accord
ing to Dr. J. M. Gray, dean of the Moody
Institute, who spoke before the National
Conference of Evangelists here 'today.
"The present-day evangelist becomes so
tangled up with "boosters' and hymn book
propositions that they simply are in a
money-making business," asserted Dr.
Methods of finance conducted by some
successful evangelists were declared to
bs nothing but graft" by Bev. Dr, F. E.
Taylor, pastor of the First Baptist
church cf Indianapolis. -
When I started out as an evangelist"
said Dr. - Taylor, "another evangelist in
vited me to come to his house, as he said,
to learn the tricks of the trade.'
" 'I've got 'em skinned a mile in taking
an offering,' was one of this evangelist's
boasts," continued Dr. Taylor. "Imagine
Wesley, Whitfieid or Moody saying that."
that."" - -
FROM POINT IN CUBA
Secretary of Legation Involved in
Difficulties Given Position
MOVE CALLED A PROMOTION
Was Attacked in Havana Hotel by
RELIEVES TENSE SITUATION
Conducted Reilly Claim Parleys by
ASSAILANT MUST BE PUNISHED
Wright, Wyoming Man, Formerly In
Honduras, Appointed to Go to
' Havana , to Sacceed
-- ' Gibson.
Increases Twice as
Fast as Population
. BOSTON, Mass., Sept. 19. "Brewers are
the mainstay of national and practical
temperance," said President' Jacob Rup-
pcrt of New York in his opening address
at the. fifty-second annual convention of
the United Brewers association, which
began here today. President Ruppert
sketched briefly the commercial-changes
of the thirty-eight years since the first
Boston, convention, stating, that between
1879 and 1910, while the population hid Iil
creased 300 per cent, the consumption of
beer increased 100 per cent.
The labor question was referred to in
the annual' report of the trustes, who
said: "Experience emphasises the need
of a national brewery trade agreement
and a national brewery arbitration board
which would jointly represent employers
WASHINGTON, Sept 19.-High S. Gib-
son of California, secretary of the Amer
ican legation at Havana, who was per
sonally assaulted by a Journalist named
Maza, because of his efforts to collect
ths Reilly claim, has been transferred to'
be secretary of the legation at Brussels.
State department officials regard Mr.
Gibson's transfer as a distinct promotion.
It is admitted that the change will re
lieve Mr. Gibson of any, embarrassment
in continuing at a post' where hi ex
periences have been so unpleasant
There is no doubt that the change in
the very nature of things will also tend
to relieve the strained relations, the re
sult of Mr. Gibson's conduct of the
Reilly claim, whloh was 'strictly In ac
cordance with his instructions from this
government and the subsequent attack,
His transfer, hoover, does not affect
thf government's demand upon Cuba
that his assailant be punished according
to the Cuban law.
J. Butler Wright of Wyoming, former
secretary to the legation at Tegucigalpa,
Honduras, now on special duty at the
State department, has been appointed to
Fred W. Carpenter, formerly seers
tary to President Taft and at present
American minister to Morocco, has been
transferred to Slam in place of Hamil
ton King, who died at Bangkok, Septem
Irvln B. Laughlln of Pennslyvanla,
secretary of the embassy it Berlin, has
been transferred to be secretary of em
bassy at London.
Joseph C. Grow of Massachusetts, sec
retary of embassy at Vienna, has been
transferred to be ' secretary of embassy
at Berlin, ' ;
Hugh Grant? White - of Pennsylvania,
now secretary of legation at Brussels,
has been' transferred to be secretary of
embassy, at Vienna:- ' , ' ; i
DIXON AND M'CGRMICK :
ARE NOT SHADOWED
i f ,
WASHINGTON,' Sept ' 19.-A. Bruoe
Bielaski, chief of the bureau of investiga
tion of the Department of Justice; today
denied that agents of that department
were shadowing Senator Dixon and
Medlll McCormlck as charged by Senator
Dixon last night. Mr. Bleask! said that
there were no agents in tie department
named Arndt and Beardsiey, who Senator
Dixon says were the men following him.
Health Official 5
Defends Cold Storage
WASHINGTON Sept. 19.-A defense of
cold storage was made today before the
American Public Health association in
session here by Dr. Harry E. Barnard,
food commissioner of Indiana. Adequate
legislation and development of the prac
tice of labeling cold storage articles, he
declared, would do away with - the idea
that cold storage was an artifice used by
jthe speculator to force higher prices, and
a practice which spoils Instead of pre
serving foods. . Practical laws should be
enacted, he asserted, not having for their
purpose the destruction of the business.
Dr. John . A. Ferrell, state director of
the North Carolina campaign against
hook worm, said that a mighty wave for
better health and sanitary conditions was
sweeping over the south. More than 200,
000 persons in North Carolina have been
treated, he said,
Tipple Guarded by
c State Soldiers
CHARLESTON- W Va., Sept 19.-
Making their way through a line of sen
tries, incendiaries early today poured oil
on the tipple of the Carbon Coal com
pany In Kanawha county, and fired the
building, which was - destroyed with a
loss of $10,000. Attempts have been made
to operate the mine in defiance of the
striking miners who are in the heart of
the martial law district.
Major James I. Pratt, commanding the
militia, and Major Thomas Davis, pro
vost" marshal!, arrived at the scene of
the . fire later ' in the day with blood
hounds. The state soldiers In that sec
tion were divided into small searching
parties and with . the bloodhounds are
scouring the mountains for the incendiar
ies. v "
I MY BELT U ( nipcps Y
From the Indianapolis News,
POSTMASTERS ASK MORE PAY
President Barry Discusses Effect of
Recent Changes in Salaries.
RECOMMENDS A SALARY1 BASIS
Rnral Delivery and Decrease of Box
Rents Has Reduced Fay In Many
, Of floes Allowances for
Clerk Hire Needed. ,
FOUR HURT WHEN TROLLEY
CAR STRIKES A -CARRIAGE
STONINGTON,' Conn., Sept. 19.-Four
persons, were badly hurt today in North
Stonington when a fast moving freight
trolley car struck a surrey in which they
were r idling.
The injured are: .
David Smith, Oakland, Cal., hurt about
Mrs. David Smith, Oakland, ribs broken
and back injured.
Miss Kate Copp, St. Louis, Mo., broken
arm and Internal injuries.
Miss Emily A. Copp, Groton, internal
Mrs. Smith and IBss Emily A. Copp are
believed to be seriously -injured.
The Smiths have a summer cottage at
West Mystic '
-eaiperatnrs at Omaha
MODERN WOODMEN CALL
FOR REFERENDUM ON RATES
ROCK ISLAND. 111. ' Sept 19.-The
board of directors of ttk? Modern Wood
men of America today issued a formal
call for a referendum vote of the mem
bership to determine whether the action
of the recent head camp held In Chicago
in increasing the society's Insurance rates
shall be sustained. Over 10 per cent of
the membership petitioned for the referendum.
Are Endangered by
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.-Oyster beds
In Jamaica Bay, Long Island and the
Potomac river, seventy-five miles down
from Washington, are endangered bj
typhoid germs, according to the Depart
ment or Agriculture.'
Acting Secretary Hays Issued a state
ment today,' saying -the department's in
vestigators had traced typhoid in tht
streams and bays and had begun a sur
vey of the great oyster fields to deter
mine how far the pollution extends. He
suggests state policing of oyster bed
and action by government authorities to
Insure purification of city sewage.
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, CRITICALLY ILL IN LONDON
LONDON, 8ept 19.-Mrs. Patrick
Campbell, the actress, is said to be critic
ally III. Four specialists who were called
differed as to whether peritonitis is the
cause of her illness. For two days she
was unconscious, but today her condition
was reported somewhat improved.
: Suit is Postponed
CHICAGO, Sept. 19.-Owlng to the ill
ness of Edgar A. Bancroft counsel for
the defendants, the taking of testimony
in the government's anti-trust suit
against the International Harvester com
pany was postponed today, probably for
Today's proceedings were to have been
devoted to the presentation as evidence of
the minutes of the Harvester company's
director meetings and of the meeting of
the voting trustees, George W. Perkins,
Cyrus H. McCormlck and Charles Deer-
"Did you receive all the minutes that
had been subpoenaed?" Edwin P. Gros
venor, special assistant attorney general,
"I will answer that question categoric
ally," Replied Mr. Grosvenor; "we did
IN WRECK IN BELGIUM
MARHEBAN, Belgium, Sept. ,1.
Through the oolllston of two trains at the
railway station here today, sixty-two
persons were injured, seven of them prob
ably fatally. Several of the oars, which
were filled with marketers, were tele-1 earnestly urged by the legislative com
scoped. Jmittee of the league."
RICHMOND, Va., Sept 19.-A readjust
ment of the pay in the offices' of the
third and fourth class in keeping with
the present demands of the postal serv
ice Is urged by Charles p. Barry, presl-
j-denff the National tpairueW'!PeSt'-;
masters, In an address delivered before
that body here today. He said in part:
Some very Interesting figures may be
gathered by reviewing the last official
register. 7 It shows that out of 49,672 of-!
flees of the fourth class, 25,817 pay less
than S300 pr year. The third district has
the largest' number of this class, with
6,188, and out of the number 4.20S pay
less than $100 per year. The eighth .dis
trict makes the best showing, but even
In this 1,793 pay less than $300 and 905
less than J100.
"Over $77,000,000 is now. being ex
pended to give city and rural patrons
daily mail at their doors without ex
pense to them. This has caused muchi
complaint among the patrons in tho
smaller cities and towns on account of
the present schedule of box rents and
during ths last session of congress a bill
was introduced V allow free box rents In
these places. Under the present plan of
basing salaries in the third' and fourth
class offices, it is plain to be seen what
penny postage and free box, rents would
do. It is coming, and to prepare for it
I would recommend that the govern me tit
own all postofflcs fixtures and that all
offices be placed upon a salary with no
office paying less than $200 per year;
that the pay be based upon the amount
of mail handled and to Include the per
centage on box rents and postal savings
business in fourth class offices; that
clerk hire be based upon the postmaster's
salary as follows: All 'offices paying lees
than $1,000 and having rural delivery, the
allowance si.all be 10 per cent of the
postmaster's salary; from. $1,000 to $1,500
25 per cent and from $1,600 to and in
cluding $1,900 40 per, cent of the post
masters salary. "
Civil Service Text Weeded.
"Civil service in order to be successful
must be based upon some merit of effi
ciency and in order to hold that standard
all employes should submit to a certain
test at certain stated intervals. There Is
a fear, and there is some grounds for it,
that the placing of the employes under
civil service may cause them to be
come Indifferent, thinking that they are
protected by Jy life tenure and that no
exertion on' their part to keep abreast of
the time is necessary. This could be
overcome by making our annual meet
ings schools of instructions and requir
ing all to attend and once in four years
test them upon the working points of
the office and all new orders.
"The use and abuse of the appointive
power of the great postal department
that is made such a prominent feature
by the newspapers each year has caused
many to view the postal system with
disgust President . Taft and Postmaster
General Hitchcock, who have been com
pelled to spend nearly one-half of their
time in deciding the merits of these
cases, are heartily in favor of the ex
tension of the civil service. We decided
to submit the matter to the S5.000 cities
and towns of the .country for an indi
vidual expression on the further exten
sion of civil service. We expect to be
able to furnish at the close of this con
vention the petitions from 99 per cent of
these cities and towns asking for the
immediate extension of the classified
service. This evidence will be placed in
the hands of the postmaster general, to
be submitted by him to the president
when definite action on his part will be
Mexican Eebels ;
Saw Their Way Out
of Arizona Jail
DOUGLAS, Arls., Sept. 19.-Colonei
Raymon Vasques and Captain Teodors
Rodrlgues, held for conspiracy to violate
the neutrality law, sawed their way out
of Jail here last night. They were ar
rested last July tpr alleged participation
in the so-called Vasques-Gomes conspir
acy and were to have been taken to El
Paso today to stand trial. .
, Apparently the fugitives received as
sistance from .the outside. Vasques and
Rodrlgues are believed to have csossed
the international Una to Join ths rebels
at Colonla. torelon. .
ROOSEVELT SPEAKS TONIGHT
Progressive Candidate for President
to Talk at Auditorium.
N0RRIS MAY ALSO GIVE TALK
WILSON IS IN ANANIAS GLOB
Colonel Says Governor Misquotes
Facts to Bolster Argument.
REPLIES TO SIOUX FALLS SPEECH
He Says He Originated Plan to Res.
vlate Trusts While He Was
President and that It Is.
a Good One.
No Word Was Received Last Marat
as to ' Whether Conffressman
Wonld tome, bnt Message
: Expected Today.
This evening Theodore Roosevelt is to
speak at the Auditorium. A committee
composed of Charles Goas, W. J. Broatch
and Charles C. Wright will meet him at
the train and escort him to the Audi
torium. His train Is scheduled to arrive
here at o'clock. No dinner Is planned
as Dr. W. O. Henry, chairman of the
local Roosevelt Club, says the colonel will
have his djinner on the diner before ar
riving, so that all his time here may be
given to the public.
The local committee up to last night
had rocelved no definite word as to
whether or not Congressman George Nor
ris could be here for the evening. It
was expected and hoped by the local
committee that be could be here to de
liver an address also, during the course
of the evening.. The Roosevelt club lives
tin hopes of hearing from him this morn
ing. Rlnsvlde Seats.
A dozen men- members of - the local
Roosevelt club have been selling tickets
during the last . few days for seats on
the platform, "ring-side seats," as one
democrat "has designated them. There Is
a seating capacity on . the stage of 700.
Dr. W. O. Henry said yesterday evening
that the tickets were selling well, but
that he could not say as yet how many
were sold as a dozen men were selling
and he had no way of getting their re
The other seats in the house will be
free, and the doors will be open to the
"first come, first served" principle. Plat
form seats. If there are any leftnwlll be
on sale In the evening at the box office
at the Auditorium.
MISSOURI PACKERS' OUSTER
CASE IS SET FOR OCTOBER 1
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 19.-The
final hearing of the ouster suit of Mis
souri against, the beef packers will be'
held in St. Louis, October 1, before Special
Commissioner Dillon. Both sides will
close the case at the hearing. The su
preme court today set the lumber ouster
case for hearing before tlie court on Octo
ber 24, on the report of the special com
missioner, who found for the state and
held the companies had violated' the anti
trust law. ,
HELEN GRAY CHARGED WITH
CONCEALING PUBLIC RECORDS
WASHINGTON, Sept, 19.-Helen Gray,
an Investigator, whose work at the last
session of congress for the Graham com
mittee of the house, created a scene upon
the floor, in which she was charged with
be'ng a "woman lobbyist," was arrested
today upon a werrant sworn out by th
Indian Bureau, charging concealment of
TIUNIDAD. Colo., Sept. 19.-A denial
of ' statements 1 attributed to ' Governor
Woodrow Wilson in regard to the pro-
greselye party's 'attitude toward trusts
was made by Colonel Roosevelt in
Wilson had mads statements which wars
not on accordance with tli fact. Gov
ernor Wilson he said, was quoted os suy
ing In a speech at Sioux Falls, B.1 D
that the progressive plan would work
for the interests of the large corpora
tions and would give them controll of
the market for labor. ,
VMr. Wilson should be above misquot
ing facts In order to bolster up, bis argu-
ments," said Colonel ' Roosevelt. '
In his speech yesterday, he ststed that
the method now proposed by the' pro
gressives to regulate the trusts was sug
gested by Messrs. Gary and Perkins be
for the committee of the house of repre
sentatives named to look into the Steel
trust And he stated , it was done to
save the United States Steel corporation
from the necessity of doing Its business
better than its competitors.
Originated Plaa Himself,
"Neither of these statements Is In ac
cord with facts. Not once only but again
and again, In messages to congress and in
speech after speech while I was presi
dent, I 'advocated the method propsed by
the progressives for handling the trust
question, which Is practically the principle
applied in the Interstate Commerce com
mission. ; ,
"I wish to call attention at this time to
the fact that as far as I know, the over
whelming majority of men who control
both the steel corporation Rnd the har
vester trust are supporting either Mr.
Taft or Mr. Wilson. They are certainly
opposing me. Indeed as far as I know
the only man connected with either or
ganisation, who is supporting me is Mr.
"He says that the legislation we pro
pose would put the working man in the
power of the big industrial concerns.
"There is a very simple way of testing
the worth of this statement Has the In
terstate commerce law put the working
man more in the power of the railroads?
Let Mr. Wilson answer this question. If
It has, then It Is his business to advocate
the repeal of the interstate commerce law
If It has not, and no man with an atom
of sense imagines It has, then. Mr. Wil
son should In a frank and manly fashion
at once admit that he has made a rather
absurd mistake and that there Is not the
least particle of ground for the fear ex
pressed. 1 -
Comiietfion Doctrine Outworn.
"Mr. Wilson is a believer in the outworn
doctrine of the benefits of unlimited and !
reckless competition. As a matter of fact'j
every wise leader of labor knows that
such unlimited and reckless competition
spells ruin for the majority of wage
workers. This is why in tho progressive
platform we advocate the really prac
tical measure for giving to the average
wage workers a living wage."
, '' WiUon Talks In Chlcaso.
CHICAGO, Sept. 19.-"Plainly the times
are changing," declared Governor Wood-
row Wilson on his arrival here today In j
reierence to MS receptions on his tour,
which he said were "the greatest gather
ings he had ever talked to since he en
tered public life." The governor spoke
particularly about his visits to Minne
apolis and 8t Paul, where he spoke 20,
CO0 words without having prepared a sin
Fred B. Lynch, national committeeman
of Minnesota, conferred with the governor
on the way here.
The democratic candidate went immedt-
SECRETARY OF STATE
GOES ONTHE BALLOT
Protest Filed by Democrats Against
Putting it on Official Slate is
' " Held Without Merit.
RULES CONVENTION IS LEGAL
Contention that Law of 1906 is Re
pealed is Rejected.
MRMORRISSEY WILL APPEAL
District Court Will Be Asked for a
Restraining Order. J.
FULL TEXT OF DECISION
Petition j is Declared Resnlar and
Safflctent on Its Face and Evi
dence to Contrary le IVot
, Conclusive, j
(From a Staff Rorrespondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Sept 19.-(SDeclal
Telegram.) Secretary of State Wait this
morning decided that the candidates
nominated by the "progressives" or bull
moose party are entitled to places on tho
state ballot The contention of A. M.
Morrlsaey, democratic candidate for at-
torney general, that the primary law of
1909 repealed the election act of 1906 was
held by ths secretary of stats to bs
without merit. . The affidavit that ths
petition Is Inadequate was also rejected.
Attorleys for Mr. Morrisey announced
that they would ask the district court of
Lancaster county for an order restrain
ing the secretary of state from DUttlmr
the Progressiva tlnkof nn th nfriKlai k.i.
lot and will take the 'matter to the su
preme court on appeal. .
' ' Text of the Decision.
Following is the full text of Mr. Waifs
"In my opinion sections SS11 and KOK of
Cobbey's Statutes of 1911 givs ample
authority to electors to form a new polit
ical party and nominal rnrtMt-. .
While not speoiflc as to when new parties
may be formed, it does not prohibit their
organisation and nomination of candidates
in the interim between the primary elec
lion and the general election. If it bs
hold that section Call was repealed by the
enactment of 590G, the latter section con
tains the main and essential features of
the form, and In my opinion is specific
euough to rely on to substantiate the
contention of the filings of the progres
sive party, it provides as to the number
of electors required, the mannei. in
the names may be secured, ths form of
certificates of " those promoting the or
"In accepting .the filings" of the nm.
iressivs party I carefully checked over
thescMteatUtroftwmts : thartw una- mmrf
inattse .tilings of the progressive party's
ceruticaies compiled with all of the pro
visions as stipulated, and Otl thHa at a taw
ments of fact I accepted and filed same.
.' Qaestloa of Veracity.
As to the alleged irregularities in se.
curing the names of electors to the sev
eral petitions as sot forth in the objec
tion ana Dy me several affidavits, it Is
simply a question of veraoity between
men. On the one hand the petition avers
the signatures thereto are genuine, and
that elector whoss i name is thereon
Igned for himself and ths signature was
duly witnessed.. -
"This is all ths evidence required under
the law. The opinions to the contrary
were honestly expressed, but not estab
lished by assertion of fact
"I am not a lawyer, but have conferred
with eminent counsel in regard to all
i'.iu-o tucnv iiuiigv ui ins progressive
party, and from a standpoint of law and
equity I hereby overrule the objection as
filed by Mr. Morrissey, and unless re
strained by a court of competent Juris
diction I shall certify to the county clerk
of the various counties of the state ths
names of the nominees of the progres
sive party to be plaoed on the ballot and
voted on at the general election to be
hold November 5, 1912."
Uearlos; Held Wednesday.
The hearing on the protest came uj
Wednesday afternoon before Socretary of
The affidavit of Mr. Morrissey set forth
that at the meeting for the formation of
the progressive party there were not suf-
itcient voters necessary to organise ths -party
according to law, which calls for
600 voters, but that the meeting was com
posed mostly of men of other political be
liefs and of women and children. That at
the close of the address hy Governor ,
Johnson most of the crowd left and that
when the party was organized not over
zsu voters were present . -
Case to District Conrt. , .
Attorneys Afnrnlnv nil Trinrlth omin.
sel for Mr. Morrlsney, took exception to
tho ruling of the secretary of state and
will appeal to the. district court of
Lancaster county. They will also get out
an Injunction restraining the secretary of
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