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The Church in Action Against the Saloon Vol. I Chicago and Downers Grove, Illinois, January 26, 1906 No. 2 IMPORTANT What Are You Going to Do About It? The Men Who Killed the Local Option Bill This page is important to every voter wlio is interested in the Local Option Bill, as giving record of your Representatives in the last Legislature upon this important measure. How your Representatives voted on the question of allowing you self-government on the saloon question. (Arranged by Districts.) These men were not asked to enact a Local Option Bill. The hill passed by the Senate had a referendum clause. It could not become law until adopted by the voters of the state. It would not then have applied until adopted by the voters of a county, township, city, village, ward, precinct, or collection of adjoining precincts, as the case might be. It was a logical application to the saloon question of the principle of local option, which is direct majority rule. It would have allowed residence districts in cities to resist saloon encroachments and enable the farmers to stop taxation without representation. These men Voted to Defeat the Bill—to Protect the Saloon—and to Deny the People a Chance to Protect Them selves. As the Amendment which Killed the Bill for the Session Carried by a Majority of Only One Vote Each One of Them is Individually Responsible. His Vote would have Saved the Bill: 1 Brady, Green. 2 McNichols, Zaabel. 3 Buettner, Walsh. 4 Kowalski, Russell. 5 McGoorty. 6 McKinley. 7 Farley. 8 Gibbons, Shurtleff (Speaker). 9 Cermack. 10 Haines, Martin 11 Reilly. 12 Pattison, Taggart. 13 Kleeman, Poulton. 14 Backus, Cherry, Linden. 15 Cavanagh, Egan, Laskowski. 16 Moran. 17 Gillispie, Glackin, Smejkal. 18 Dailey, Mills. 19 Schumacher. 20 Crangle. 21 Erickson, F. E. 23 Grein. 25 Wilson. 27 Geshkewich, Glade, McDonough. 28 Gray, Oglesby. 29 Erickson, Sullivan. 31 Werdell. 33 Cooke, Magill. 34 Craig. 35 Branen, Castle (Jud. Com. Chrmn). 36 Hearn. 37 Dabler, Tibbits. 3 9 Browne, Isermann. 40 Coleman, Minnis. 42 Farris. 43 Daugherty. 44 Luke, McGuire. 45 Lurton. 4 6 Tippit. 47 Montgomery. 4 8 Mundy. 49 Karch, Keck, Trautman.—69. These men Did Not Vote. We Lost by One Vote. Another Vote would have made a Tie, which would have Saved the Bill. Each One is therefore Responsible: 1 Arrand. 7 Struckman. 9 Shanahan. 20 Dudgeon. 25 Breidt. 26 Finnan.* 29 Clettenberg. 31 Erby, Rinaker. *Voted right, but in the contusion not recorded. 34 Burgett, Miller. 41 Bush. 4 5 Fetzer. 47 Benbow. 51 Shaw.—15. These men Voted Against Killing the Bill, and at the Critical Time, on the Test Vote, Stood for its Having a Fair Chance. They are Entitled to Recognition and Support as Friends of Local Option: 2 Comerford. 3 Beebe. 4 Ambroz. 5 McSurely, Norden. 6 Hill, Williams. 7 Pierson. 8 Covey. 9 Olson. 10 McHenry. 11 Church, Nagel. 12 Gillespie. 13 Monroe. 16 Ireland, Kerrick. 18 Sheen. 19 Burke, Kittleman. 20 Russell. 21 Mitchell, Troyer. 22 Grace, Gaumer, Allen. 23 Austin, Beck. 24 Pogue, Schaefer, Rodman. 25 Pendarvis. 26 Coyle, Phillips. 28 Robinson. 3o Cook, Manny, Zinger. 3 2 Hardin, Harris, McKinley. 33 Reynolds. 35 Sheldon. 36 Echols, Webster. 37 Noyes. 3 8 Canaday, Donahue, Witt. 39 Pedersen. 40 Provine. 41 Drew, Wilson. 42 Loy, Shriner. 43 Arnold, Emerson. 45 Heinl. 46 Mabry, Rapp. 47 Lindly. 48 Campbell, Rose. 50 Gaunt, Kirkpatrick, Williams. 51 Organ, Ronalds.—68. In case you are in doubt, we print on next page the number ot the districts, giving territory embraced in each. You can easily find the number of your district by the county or ward in which you live. Having found the number you can easily find how your Representative voted, from the following table.