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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 18, 1913)
VOLUME 13, NUMBER 11
Williamson. Their family constated
of olovon children, of whom nino art'
Miss Agnes Wilson, who has boon
hor father's socrotary since sho was
ilfteon, is a twin, and Bho It Is who
"will do most of the social honors of
the family for tho next four years,
In view of the fact that hor mother
Is somewhat of an Invalid, having
suffered a stroke of paralysis a short
timo ago, from which sho has not
Three of tho secretary's children
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RfllSflLL REMEDY GGMPiNY, Blackwefl, Oklahoma
ern Nebraska Farm
A fine farm near Lincoln 160 acres. New buildings, com
plete; modern, up-to-date Improvements for a horse, cattle or hog
farm; 3 milos of heavy woven wire fence with steel posts. Splen
did now barn and shed; new hog houses; new poultry house; un
limited amount of pure water; new silo. Farm includes alfalfa,
upland hay, pasture and plow land. Entire farm fenced and crossed
fencod with hog-tight and mule-proof fencing. Located 2 miles
from stroot car lino. Immediate possession can bo given. Any one
desiring to movo near Lincoln or to purchase a highly improved
farm at a reasonable prico
Address Desk B, Commoner Office,
An Improved Texas Farm
I OFFER for Sale 240 acres of
land, three miles from Mission,
Texas, on the Rio Grande, 200
acres are cleared and under irriga
tion. The improvements, consist
ing of a $2500.00 house with
barns, fences, etc., have cost over
$5,000.00. Easy terms will be
given on deferred payments. I
would not care to sell to anyone
unless purchaser makes a personal
examination of the property. Ap
ply to owner for price and terms.
W. J. Bryan, Lincoln, Neb.
are married and the rest arc with
their mother at che home in Bloss
burg, Pa. It is not unlikely that she
may elect to remain there for a
timo to avoid disturbing their school
work by a change to a strange city
Miss Agnos is extremely clever
and quaint. Her frank cordiality
and sincerity win a ready rosponse
from every one. She has accom
panied her father to Washington for
the sessions of congress and ' has a
profound knowledge of the most
complicated of the labor problems.
Though only in her early twenties,
she has filled the responsible posi
tion of clerk to the congressional
committee on labor. As a token of
appreciation of her work for the
American Federation of Labor they
recently presented Miss Wilson with
a beautiful gold watch.
When questioned about her work,
"Do you know, I am actually dis
appointed at having to give up the
Kind of work I have been doing to
help father. I have been at his side
constantly and have become so in
terested that I feel lost over the idea
of abandoning it, for of course I
could not think of keeping the posi
"What are my accomplishments?
Bless you, I haven't any. I have had
too many real things to do to acquire
anything ornamental. We are plain
people, coal miners, labor people, not
society people, and there were eleven
of us. I love music, but I neither
play nor sing. I revel in grand opera
and read during every bit of time I
can spare. What books do I like?
Oh, the classics, of course."
Tho Wilsons will probably remain
at a hotel, at least until the end of
the short .session of congress, and in
the fall will establish themselves in
a house if Mrs. Wilson decides to
"This new life is all so different
from the things I have always done
that I expect there will be a great
deal I will have to ask advice about,
said Miss Wilson.
She believes in a restricted suff
rage for women, but does not see how
any material benefit win h ni-.,,t
if the suffrage movement is success
ful in obtaining the ballot, unless
the women organize themselves into
a union for their own protection.
It really seems as though each
cabinet must include a bachelor in
its personnel, and Mr. Hitchcock's
successor in this respect is James G.
McReynolds, the new attorney gen
eral, who is a Kentuckian by birth
a Virginian by university education'
a Tennessean by long residence and
a New Yorker by business affiliation.
., , 1Jot a straneer to the capital,
and if for no other reason than that
he is a prepossessing eligible bache
lor who has scarcely reached his
..v.. MBuumry ivicueynolds will
H? an. 12tere;tlnS factor in the social
life of the administration.
Likewise it seems that each new
cabinet also has one or two young
ady daughters who preside over the
households of their fathers. Secret
tary of the Treasury McAdoo, being
a widower, must depend upon his
second daughter, Miss Nona Mc-
idf?',A bthe cbetalaine of his
establishment, in which she will
probably have the assistance of her
sister. Mrs. Martin of Arizona.
Miss Nona is just a girl havf
made her debut only a brief 'time be?
T10,"101"3 death' about a year
ago. This is one of the large famUv
circles of the cabinet, there ffi
three sons and three daughters ill
other daughter, Sallie, is bu?'elh?
years old, while her brothers are of
the college and boardine rmVLi f
Mr. McAdoo is preparing t ? ae'
bis family from'Te nVw
apartment to a residence i 1 ,k
tal at an early date e capi"
Perhaps of all of" the new official
family with which President WiiHnn
has surrounded himself that np L, n
etary of Agriculture and Mrs i
ton is the least known te the T
sociates. U1 as-
Mrs. Houston is a Texan, havlne
been born at Austin. She IsVZ8
granddaughter of W. P. DuVal Si
was the territorial governor of hori
da during the regime of Andrew
Jackson. Like his wife, the secretary
is also a southerner, having migrated
from North Carolina. a
Mrs. Houston is a talented colWr,
woman of wide cultivation, and
through her husband's association
with the Washington university of
St. Louis, as its chancellor, she has
been identified very extensively witn
college life and interests and is 1p0o
ly attached to socinlncimii .-.,!.
Secretary and Mrs. Houston have
three children; the eldest and
youngest are boys, aged thirty n
year and two months, respectively
with a little daughter of two years'
The youngest member of the family
being such a very recent arrival, Mrs.
Houston was Obliged to return to her
home immediately after the cere
monies of inauguration day, as the
infant had been left in the care of
friends. She will return to estab
lish a home In the autumn.
Equally now to Washington social
circles are the new war secretary and
his wife. Mrs. Lindley Garrison is
the daughter of Capt. Samuel Hilde
burn, U. S. A., and Mrs. Hildeburn.
She grew up in Philadelphia, though
she was born in the west. Being the
daughter of an army officer estab
lishes her more firmly and gives her
a stronger affiliation among the army
circles, over which branch of the gov
ernmental service her husband is to
preside. Secretary and Mrs. Garri
son have been married thirteen
years, the shortest period of any of
the cabinet families, and they are the
only one that has no children.
WORKING ON THE TARIFF
Following is an Associated Press
dispatch: Washington, April 11.
Shoe machinery, now taxed 45 pr
cent and on which a reduction to
25 per cent was proposed by tho
tariff revision bill, was ordered
transferred to the free list today by
the democratic caucus of the house.
It was the first real break of tho
democrats of the ways and means
committee's rate, although earlier in
the day the caucus had agreed to an
amendment offered by Representa
tive Palmer of Pennsylvania, a mem
ber of the committee and in charge
of the metal schedule, in which lead
containing less than 3 per cent zinc
would be admitted free of duty on
the zinc containing in it.
The shoe machinery amendment,
proposed by Representative Borland
of Missouri and carried by a viva
voce vote without substantial oppo
sition from the members of tho com
mittee, followed a1 lively discussion
in which Representative Oglesby of
New York, a new member, arraigned
tho so-called shoe machinery trust
and pointed to tho free list as an
opportunity to let in competition.
Another development of the day
was the argument of Louisiana mem
bers on an anti-free sugar program
in the caucus, with Representative
Broussard on guard to offer a series
of amendments to the sugar sched
ule to represent the sentiment of tho
Louisiana beet Bugar sections.
The sugar schedule will be taken
up tomorrow with an all-day fight
in prospect. Representative Har
dick of Georgia and others are insis
tent upon immediate free sugaT.
Tho Broussard amendment will
make the hundredweight on 96 de
gree sugar from Cuba $1.14 on pas
sago of the bill; $1,056 on June 30,
1916, and 97 2-10 cents on June 30,
1916,, and 97 2-10 cents on June
30, 1919, instead of $1,348 as under
the present law, and $1,048 in tho
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