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R. 0. WATTERS, Business Manager
AS TOLD IH A LIKE
A BOILING DOWN OF THE NEW3
OF THE DAY.
The Busy Reader Can Absorb In a
Few Moment! a Good Deal of
Tho Standard Oil company was do
tiled a rehearing In the MIkkoui-I
Tlilrty or more lives were lost In
the tornado at Brinkley, ArU. Tho
property loss la $1,000,000.
The new tariff bill Ih said to cut
tho lumber duty In two.
House Insurgents may force a dead
lock on speaker to secure concessions
Turkish subjects have petitioned for
tho removal of ConBul Kutslm Hey,
who 1b accused of grafting.
The Roosevelt parly Is to be well
supplied with medicines and surgical
Instruments for. the African trip.
Tho Iowa supreme court In a .deci
sion hold that tho pure food law up
idled to original packages and not to
retail quantities taken out of large
The engagement was announced In
I'aris of Muriel White, daughter of
Henry White, the Americun ambas
sador, to Count Herman Seherr
Thoss, an ofticer of tho royal Prus
In accordance with a custom of
many years, the anniversary of the
birth of Edwin Forrest was observed
with memorial exercises held at the
home of nged actors nt Holmesburg.
After having been identified by Mrs.
Arthur McKlnney as tho ne?ro who
attacked her, Anderson Kills was
taken from tho Hock wall (Tex.) coun
ty jail and burned at the stake.
George T. Oliver of Pennsylvania
succeeds P. C. Knox as U. S. senator
from Pennsylvania. He Is a news
Wage reductions are predicted
among the iron and steel workers at
Pope Pius Is 111 with the grippe at
At Washington Lieutenant Com
mander James H. Held, United States
navy, leaped from a second story win
dow of (he naval hospital and was
seriously if not fatally Injured.
Ex-Vlce-Prcsldent Fairbanks goes
hade to the practice of law.
Negroes of .Montgomery, Ala., will
.present Senator Foraker with a line
The coming extra session of con
gress can transact nny business that
may be brought up.
Tho United States Steel corporation
lias bought Isle Hoyale in Lake Su
perior. President Taft. will probably attend
the Grand Army reunion In Salt Lake.
President Taft had a flood of call
ers on the first day of his adminis
tration. Ily a decision rendered by the Ne
braska supreme eourt Hlshop Bona
cuni of (he Catholic diocese of Lin
coln triumphs In his ten years' tight
with Father William Murphy, a priest
stationed nt Seward, Nib., for pos
session of St. Vincent's church.
Two strong shocks of earthquake
were felt In Ecuador.
The congratulations and good
wishes of Cuba were received by
President Taft from President Go
inez. Vice President Zayas and a
number of prominent Cuban officials
H. Mend Shumway was hanged In
tho penitentiary at Lincoln, the su
preme court having refused to enter
tain a motion for a further stay of
There is strong sentiment among
congressmen for changing the dale of
Ellhu Hoot will be (he republican
lender of New York, according to ex
published Interview credited (o ex
Senator T. C. Piatt.
In January last there was a falling
off of about $50,000,00(1 in the total
value of the country's exports, as
compared with those of January, 1008.
Senators Cummins and Dolliver
will urge the appointment of Major
S. H. M. Beyers of Des Moines as
minister to Switzerland.
Ex-President Roosevelt announced
for the first time that he will sail
from New York for Africa on March
23. at noon.
President Taft Is In favor of an in
A white 'possum, captured in Co
manche county, Texas, was forwarded
by express to President Taft.
The relations of Iceland with Den
mark have recently become greatly
A semiofficial note Issued nt Berlin
points out the impossibility of Austria-Hungary
by the powers In connection with her
negotiations with Servla In the mat
ter of the proposed commercial and
rallrond agreements between (he two
Speaker Cannon declared himself In
favor of changing the date of the
presidential Inauguration from March
4 to May 1.
The Inaugural address of President
Taft published in Toklo evoked ap
, proclative comments' for the states
Ulanlike views embodied In It.
Judge Anderson directed the jury
in the Standard Oil case in Chicago
to bring In a verdict of "not guilty,"
and It done so.
The body of a murdered man was
found in the snow near Washington.
Captain Ernest Pearson of the Rock
ford (111.) (Ire department was caught
by a falling wall and killed while
fighting a fire.
Vancouver hotel proprietors gave
pugilist Johnson (colored) and wife
(white) the marble heart when they
applied for entertainment In that
Half u dozen negroes were killed
at Culhbert, (in., by a tornado and a
dozen business buildings were almost
Despondent over ill health ami
family troubles, Thomas Willey, nge
55. a fanner living three miles north
of Climbing Hill, Woodbury county,
la., blew his head off with a shotgun,
his wtfe found his headless body In
a corn crib.
The lower house of the Austrian
Parliament, which closed In disorder
February 5, after a scene of extraor
dinary turbulence arising from the old
antagonism between the Germans and
the Czechs, reopeued March 10 with
every promise of a continuance of the
The country has received the pass
ago of the income lax bill by the
French Chamber of Deputies with
mingled feelings of rage and triumph.
The commercial, money and property
classes generally think II a piece of
Definite reiunis from the general
elect ions held throughout Italy for a
new chaudier of deputies confirm the
previous" reports that the present
ministry has been given a large 111a
ojrity. Ixird Guthrie of lligl.ind, who
granted a divorce to John Alexander
Stirling from his wife, who wns an
American actress, has allowed Mrs.
Stirling the expenses of her action.
He has decided also that Lord North
land, named by Mr. Stirling as co
respondent, should pay the cost of
the husband's action.
While the Information Is itnolllcial.
It is iiuders'tood to be almost definitely
settled that former Secretary Straits
of the department of commerce and
labor will be appointed ambassador
to Japan from the United Stales.
Much speculation is rife as to
which way Speaker Cannon will shoot
In selecting commit lees.
It Is stated that Nebraska's dele
gallon will go solidly against Cannon
and the present house management.
The passage of a new census bill
during the special session, to lake the
place of the measure vetoed by Presi
dent Roosevelt previous to his retire
ment from ofllce, is confidently pre
dicted by its friends In congress.
Maximum and minimum rales of
duly are provided in the tariff bill
which will be Introduced in the house
by Chairman Fayno, of the ways and
means committee, when the special
session convenes. A paragraph will
be Included In each separate schedule
providing for the minimum duties on
articles under that schedule.
Ily order of I he Interior department
about three million acres of laud In
the counties along the eastern border
of Wyoming are to be thrown open to
homesteaders who aro to be allowed
to take either ItiO or 320 acres. The
land can not be Irrigated and will be
of use, therefore, for dry farming
only. Those who take the full 320
acres entries must make an attempt
to cultivate the land.
Final preparations are are now be
ing made at the Smithsonian institu
tion for the scientific expedition to
Africa to be headed by Theodore
Roosevelt. The work of preparing
and packing the collecting apparatus
is now well advanced.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
has decided to establish at the Uni
versity of Wisconsin a laboratory
plant for the testing of various kinds
of woods In the eastern part of the
This is President Tart's cabinet:
Philander C. Knox of Pennsylvania,
secretary of slate. Franklin Me
Vcagh of Illinois, secretary of (he
treasury. Jacob M. Dickinson of
Tennessee, to be secretary of war.
George W. Wickershuui of New York
attorney general. Frank H. Hitch
cock of Massachusetts to be postmas
ter general. George V. L. Mover of
Massachusetts secretary 01 navy,
Richard A. Ralllnger of Washington
secretary of the Interior. James Wil
son of Iowa to be secretary of agri
culture. Charles Nagel of Missouri,
secretary of commerce and labor.
The notorious Mrs. Stnft'lcback died
In the Kansas penitentiary.
President Tnft declined to take sides
for or against the house Insurgents.
Colonel Cooper was unmercifully
scored by the attorney for the prose
cution In the Cannack case.
Ex-President Roosevelt, is enjoying
simple life at Oyster Ray.
President Taft will Insist on Sunday
being a day of rest.
The dismissal of Yuan Shi Kal Is
declared to have been justified.
According to the present Intentions
of ex-President Roosevelt, his entire
family, with the exception of Mr.v
Iingworth and Theodore, jr., will
sepnd most of the time In lUly while
Mr. Roosevelt Is away.
Secretary Dickinson as a democrat,
defended his course In accept lug a
There Is keen rivalry for places on
the house ways and means commit
tee, with three vacancies to fill.
Nebraska contains 8,000 colored
Sarah Orne Jewett, the authoress,
1b critically 111 In Boston.
WILL Sill INF
SENATORS TO INVESTIGATE BE
FORE IT PASSES HOUSE.
MANY CHANGES LOOKED FOR
Western States, It Is Alleged, Are
Without Representation on the
Washington The republican sen
ators of lite committee on finance will
begin a systematic study of the now
tariff bill us soon as copies are ob
tained. They feel the importance of
pressing the measure to a speedy de
termination and Senator Aldrlch, as
chairman of the commit tee, has said
that he would make an effort to have
the bill reported as soon as possible
alter its passage by the house.
It Is expected that many changes
will be made la the senate and that
most of them will be suggested by the
finance, committee. In the senate Mho
smaller stall's have a greater propor
tionate representation than in the
house and if tho bill, as It comes from
the house, should fail to give what is
considered adequate protection to
some of their Industries, there would
undoubtedly be a strenuous effort by
the desired equilibrium. Tho thinly
populated states of tho west are es
pecially interested in the protection
of wool, hides, fruits, lead ore, copper,
etc., and will unquestionably resist
any effort to discriminate against
them, and they would regard as such
effort the placing of any of lhe.se
articles on the free list.
As the committee on finance Is at
present constituted the far west is
without representation on It. There
is little doubt, however, that in the
reorganization this defect, will be rem
edied, but In (his respect, the sena
tors are Mill confident that (he com
mittee would take care of their In
terests. If It should Tail to do so, (hey
will make their fight on the senate
The democrats in the house will op
pose (he establishment of a duty on
coffee nnd (he provision of the new
tariff bill for the rc-e.stablihsment (,f
the stamp lax on checks, bonds and
stocks. If the republicans do not pro
vide for an Inheritance tax la the
new bill (he democrats declare they
will light to have an amendment made
to the bill which would assess a tax
on legacies nnd. it i.; said, would lu
this way embarrass the republicans on
!u count of the recommendations of
President Roosevelt and Tart.
The minority members, especially
those on the ways and means com
mittee, are preparing for the new
tariff bill, but as liny have not seen
the hill nnd will not be informed of
the changes provided for until it I.-,
introduced, it Is not known on what
schedules the main fight will be made.
Repreesntative Underwood of Al
abama who Is a minority member of
the ways and mean;: committee, de
clared today thai If the dufies im
posed by the new tariff were determ
ined on a revenue basis there would
be no need for taxing the breakfast
(able or imposing a stamp tax. He said
nn inheritance tax offer:; the best
means for making up the deficit in the
treasury and if the new bill contained
a provision for such a tax neither
lite (Inly on coffee nor on beer need
Settlers Arriving at Gregory.
Gregory, S. D. From live to fif
teen (ins of emigrants' goods are ar
riving daily In Gregory. Most of
them are going on farms bought of
leased near here, while a few are 01'
the lucky Tripp winners.
Law I3 Constitutional.
New York. The constitutionality
of tht! public service commission law
was sustained by a unanimous de
cision of the appellate division of the
supremo court rendered here.
Dickinson Takes Oath.
Washington- Secretary of War Die
kinson took the oath of oillce Friday,
This ceremony was witnessed by his
predecessor, Luke E. Wright, by Mrs.
Dickinson and by his sou.
Flight of Airship.
Wriedrichshal'en The Zeppelin air
ship, which went up from Lake Con
stance attained an altitude of over
Il.nnn feet, a record height for steer
able balloons. Varied and difficult
maneuvers were carried out at this
height with greal success.
Merchant Caught Robbing.
Galena, Kas. Harry Davis, a prom
inent merchant here, was shot and
captured at 2 o'clock in the morning
While In the act of blowing open the
safe in the Miners State hank.
Foraker is Out of Politics.
Columbus, ().-Fx Senator J. 11
Foraker arlved here from Washing
ton. "I am out of politics," he said
"That Is, I shall not enter politic?,
again of my own notion. I have nt
political ambition. I shall practice
Rich Bride for Col. Davis.
llolyoke, Mass. - Abide Adams Ash
ley, a pretty and wealthy widow of
I Ills place, was wedded to Cel. Franci
L. Davis or Missouri Valley, la.
Gives Hebrew Manuscripts.
Philadelphia. Pa Judge Majcr
Sulzberger of this city has presented
to the Jewish Theological Seminary
of America In New York more than
i!00 Hebrew manuscripts on the con
dltlon that they shall be distinctively
marked among (he manscrlpts of tin)
NEBRASKA NEWS AND NOTES.
Items of Interest Taken From Here
and There Over the Stat.
A case of smallpox was last week
reported near Wood River.
Hans Jensoh, aged 1C. was shot and
Instantly killed by his hunting mate,
Waller Hrandenburg, near Plalnvlew,
while shooting ducks.
Miss Marie Douglas and Ben Wind
ham will represent Plattsmouth in the
Fast Central Nebraska oratorlal con
test to be held at South Omaha on
the evening of March 31.
The new State Rank of Cook nt
Cook. Johnson county, is now ready
for business, having just opened in
its new building with a complete new
Preparations are being made by the
Mnnnerehor tier Cemethlichkelt of
Hastings for the nnnuai sangerfest of
the Nebraska sangerbund, which will
be "?ld there next September.
In the district court nt Kearney
Carl S. Carson was sentenced to one
year in the state penitentiary for
stealing hogs. Joe Fielding was also
sentenced for a like period for tho
Roy Ilenfer, aged 19 years, 13 con
fined in the county Jail at Plattsmouth
awaiting the arrival of an officer to
take him back to Deadwood, S. D
where he Is wanted for a statutory
Miss Margaret Peery has been
elected to fill the vacancy in the
llloomington High school, caused by
the resignation of Miss Lorrance, who
was forced by failing eyesight to give
up her work.
At Tekamah the jury that went out
to deliberate on a verdict in tho case
of Nicholas Farrens, who was charged
with the death of Lester Rail at De
catur last December could not ngree
and were discharged.
While hunting ducks from a boat
in the river near Peru, Joseph Sharp
was drowned nnd Jolin Sheet of Peru
and Rich A?imor of Auburn had nar
row escapes from the same fate. The.
Several of the hunters from Teka
mah went to Lyons to kill a few ducks
on the Logan, but returned without
firing a shot. After that three of the
hoys went nut east of Tekaham a few
hours and bagged 102.
C.iis Childs, "Doc" Tribbets, Jerome
Tribbcls and Geor;;o Gamble, four of
the men arrested at Beatrice pleaded
guilty to the charge of gambling and
were fined $20 and $25 respectively
The Soiek & Co. general merchan
dising store at Huntley was entered
by burglars. Three boys, all about
the age of 10 years, did the work and
will be given terms in the stale re
Sheriff Fischer of Otoe county re
turned .from Council III tiffs with Geo
Clark and Prank Dickson, charged
with robbing the store of L. F. Teide
of Berlin. Part of the stolen goods
was found on the men aud they
The Cass county mortgage record
for February shows that there were
eight farm mortgages filed, amount
ing to $.";;, uOO; released, nine, amount,
$2'.l,5.".r: city mortgages filed, seven,
amount, ?:i,i'72; released, four, amount,
The Board of Home Trustees of the
Odd Fellows decided to accept the
proposition of York for the location of
the Odd Fellow's- homo at that city.
They purchased a tract of 1C0 acres
of land overlooking the city nnd the
valley of the nine river for the sum of
$;:0,000, of which $10,000 was donated
by Ihe business men of that town.
There is an clfven-room house on the
laud wilh fine outbuildings and shade
Salesmen representing mail order
expicss liquor houses soliciting per
sonal orders from consignees in York
are given a warm reception. Owing
10 the many arrests a number never
stop in York, but pass on through.
City Engineer Watson has been In
structed by the supervising architect
of (he Treasury department to estab
lish the grades of (he site for the gov
ernment building in Fairbury, so that
plans for (he name can bo made and
the. contract for building awarded as
soon as possible.
Jesse Blount of Stromsburg, died
from tuberculosis of (he stomach
after nn illness of about two months.
Mr. Blount was 22 years old nnd
leaves a widow, having been married
( lily about a year. He was lu the em
ploye of tho Council Bluffs Remedy
company, and It is supposed that he
contracted the disease from dissect
ing dead cholera stricken hogs, which
ho frequently carved up for (he pur
pose of demonstrating the benefits of
the remedy which he sold.
A week recently closed was a
record breaker at the county clerk's
office lu Fairbury In point of number
of Instruments filed for record. The
filings for the week amounted to Rio.
Of these IIS wen? warranty deeds and
mortgages. The balance were quit
claim ieeds, releases, cemetery deeds,
etc. There was a total or sixty-three
deds recorded, representing a valua
tion of 1 Is filed of -4S,170, and the
farm mortgages $lS.'.r2o. makln? a
total representation of cash transac
tions Cor the week of $72:),79o.
The estate of N. A. Duff of Otoe
ciiii.ly has paid into the county treas
ury $;!.".ii:i.'.in as Its tax under the lu
hetiiance lax law.
If the stockmen of Custer county
will follow government Instructions,
It is probable the quarantine that has
cxlsti d for some time, may lie lifted
in lie near future.
The Ossenkup murder trial, which
recently closed at Plattsmouth, was
one of the longest cases ever tried in
the county. More than loo witnesses
v.crc examined and much of the testi
mony being of an expert character
made It hard to follow.
Nil IH HOUSE
AS AMENDED BILL PASSES THE
HE VOTE NOT ft PAW ONE
The Question of County Option Dis
posed of In the Senate Other
Matter in the Legislature.
By a vote of 72 to 23. the house of
representatives passed the Bryan
guaranty hank bill, as finally amend
ed a few days ago in the committee of
The vote was not a party one, a
number of the republicans voting- for
the measure and several democrats
The bill as parsed 'does not carry
an Imprisonment penalty for di
rectors who over-borrow. It provides
for tho raising of 1 per cent of the
total deposits in the banks taking ad
vantage of the law, during the first
year, or until July 1, 1910. Half of
this is payable January 1, 1910, and
half the following July. After that,
one-tenth of 1 per cent will be raised
yearly, half being payable each Jan
uary and July.
Other provisions of the bill fix the
amount of capital necessary accord
ing to the size of the towns, give the
entire banking board power to name
the depositories for the fund and
provide for the regular inspection of
Wilson on Guaranty Bill.
Victor Wilson, who contributed
probably the greater portion of the
guaranty bill has this to say of the
measure: "But altogether it was ad
mitted that the bill does that which
the promise was given that lL would
do It guarantees absolutely to every
man, woman and child who has a dol
lar deposited In one of the banks
chartered under the Nebraska laws,
that neither dishonesty or lack of
management on the part of bankers",
nor the terrors of a flnnnclal crisis
shall deprive them from hnving that
money returned to them. It makes
their money in the bank more secure
than in the old sock or the tea pot or
Chance for Saloons at Crook.
The Gates bill, repealing the law
prohlbitng the operation of a Faloon
within two and a hnlf miles of Fort
Crook, was recommended to pass by
the senate lit committee of the whole.
Nineteen senators voted for the bill
on viva voce vote, no roll call being
taken. Efforts were made by Sena
tor Ransom to amend the bill to some
extent but he was not successful in
County Option Defeated.
The question of supplementing the
present local option provision of the
Slocuin law with a system of option
by counties was definitely disposed of
In the senate when that body In com
mittee of the whole by a vote of 17
to 10, ordered tho bill indefinitely
postponed. The action of the senate
does not necessarily end the county
option agitation of the session, as a
second bill is still pending on the
house general file. Just ns It was
known for days that n majority of (he
senate was arrayed against the bill,
it Is known absolutely in the house
that the bill there cannot muster
more than forty-one or forty-two
votes. It Is likely, however, that
action will be forced on the bill for
the purposo of getting the members
definitely on record on the proposi
tion. Anti-Treat Bill Again.
The Groves anti-trust trent bill re
fused to stay dead after having once
been killed, nnd the house had to re
peat the operation of execution. The
bill was defeated on third reading by
a vote of 41 to 49. The attempt to
restore life to It came with a motion
by Humphrey of Lancaster to recon
sider the action. The motion was
A Ranson Bill Recalled.
On motion of Senator Ransom
himself, one of his bills which has
already passed the senate was re
called from the house, for amend
ment. The bill ns Introduced, pro
vided for the Investment of state
school funds In tho bonds of metro
politan cities. In the committee It
was amended to include bonds of
cities, villages and Irrigation and
drainage districts. Senator Kling
brought up the matter, saying that
after Investigating, he was sorry that
ho had voted as he did, because he
found that bonds of irrigation and
drainage districts were often way be
low par, and did not think the school
fund should be Invested In them. Sen
ator Hansom agreed and the bill was
recalled for discussion.
Senate Sifting Commitee.
The sennte committee on commit
tees met and appointed the following
members of the lifting committee:
Dle,-s of York, chairman; (Mils of
Valley, Tlbbets or Adams. Yolpp of
Dodge, Tanner of Douglas, Buck or
Otoe and Miller of Lancaster.
Sining committees have been ap
pointed in both houses, and they will
get busy In weeding out many Intro
(luced measures' of minor Importance
that might consume valuable time.
THE CUARANTY BILL.
Recommended for Passage by the
SubsiHiitiully ns it came from the
standing committee, the banking bill,
providing for a depositors' guaranty,
was recommended for passage by the
house committee of tho whole. An
effort will he made to get it en-,
grossed at the earliest possible date
and sent to the senate.
The first test vote which lias been
secured on the proposition was taken
on the committee report. The demo
cratic majority lined up for the bill,
while the republican minority, with
the exception of Thiesscn of Jeffer
son, went on record as opposed to
the bill. McColl of Gage voted agamst
his republican brethren, when the
test vote was taken, but he did so
with the explanation that "I am op
posed to this bill and opposed to any
kind of guaranty bill. Therefore I
vote 'no' now nnd shall vote 'no'
again when the bill comes up for
Some of the essential features, as
the bill now stands, are:
The business of banking and the
terms relating to it are defined and
the business of banking is prohibited
except by means of a corporation or
ganized under the laws of tho state,
national banks which organize under
the federal laws being excepted.
The banking hoard is organized
with the governor, auditor and attor
ney general as members, tho gover
nor being made chairman.
The board Is given the power of
general supervision over tho banks
of the state.
The governor is given authority to
appoint a secretary of tho board at a
salary of $3,000, a clerk at $1,500 and
a sufficient number of hank examin
ers at $1,800 a year.
The secretary and examiners must
have had at least three years' prac
tical 'experience In banking.
Tho bank examiners may not exam
ine the affairs of any bank In which
they have a personal Interest or with
which they have had any connection
for a year previous.
The secretary and examiners must
put up a $25,0(10 bond each.
In making examinations, examiners
are authorized to administer oaths
and enforce the attendance of wit
nesses. Examinations must he made In the
presence of two directors.
At least once a year examination
from sources outside the banks must
be made of 10 per ceo' of deposits
Now for Railroad Bills.
With the guaranty banking bill and
the bill restoring tho right of direct
election of precinct assessors prac
tically out of Ihe way In the house
that body Is preparing to tackle right
away some of the weighty railroad
Three of the most Important, the
physical valuation bill, the reciprocal
demurrage bill and the oil rate bill,
were ordered advanced to' the head
of the general file when they were
reported out of the railroad commit
tee. The physical valuation and demur
rage bills have already passed tho
senate and are therefore in a fair
way of becoming laws wilh the next
week or two. The oil rate bill Is a
house bill, but was Introduced late.
This latter bill applies principally to
crude oil to be used tor fuel pur
poses. It is declared that It will let
the Kansas operators Into Nebraska
with their product and that the re
sult will be a cheapening of power
through the substitution of oil for
coal In a good many enterprises.
The bill provides a set. of distance
tariffs on crude oil which are a con
siderable cut from the present rates.
The rates are said to be similar to
those in effect In Kansas.
Among the changes In revenue laws
is a bill already recommended for
passage, and which will pass, Intro
duced by Senator Fuller. This pro
vides that the state board of equallza-,
Hon can equalize between the coun
ties, but that it can neither raise nor
lower the total valuation from that
which Is turned in by the county
Two bills which are attracting con
siderable attention, one of which has
already been recommended for pass
age by the senate, provide for the
taxing of corporations. The one
recommended, Introduced by Senator
Kling. proposes the taxation annually,
of nil corporations, the smaller ones
to be taxed $10, and ranging from this
amount to $2,000 for the larger oncB.
This would mean an added Income to
the state of several hundred thou
The oilier bill was introduced by
Senators Ollis nnd Miller, and pro
vides for a constitutional amendment
to provide thnt flie state fund shall
be raised from a tax on corporations
and firms doing n state-wide business,
nnd that the counties Should tax on
the valuation of tangible property.
This follows the Wisconsin law. and
It is said to be very effective there.
Against Constitutional Convention.
A considerable sentiment lins de
veloped In the house against Ihe pro
posed bill for a constitutional con
vention. Since the unexpected pas
sage of the bill by the senate the
question has received considerable at
tention in the houso nnd sentiment
!i:,iiiisl. it has grown materially since
It has come to be regarded as a
mailer which may possibly have to
I e dealt with. The senate bill has
not reached the general file of the
iuinse. niul n bill Introduced lu the
house by Raines Is far down the file.
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