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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1914)
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Sam B. Perrin for sales of liquor in
drug stores at Dante S. D. The case
is regarded as establishing a prece
dent for lands ceded by Indians under
bucIi "dry" agreements.
The president signed a bill, limit
ing the time of labor of women in
the District of Columbia to eight
The Norris resolution calling on
the attorney general for information
about the pending agreement for the
dissolution of the New Haven merger
was laid on the table by a vote 'Of
33 to 23 in the senate February 25.
The democrats took the ground that
the resolution was by implication a
seyere criticism of the attorney gen
eral and might hamper his efforts to
reorganize the Boston & Maine.
The senate on February 28 passed
the largest appropriation bill ever to
meet the approval of either house of
congress, when it sent to conference
the postoflico measure, carrying
$311,492,007, an increase of nearly
$840,000 over the bill as it was re
ported by the postofiice committee.
All efforts to limit the power of the
postmaster general to regulate parcel
post rates, zones or rates wero de
feated. President Wilson has given his ap
proval to the proposal to give irri
gators on government projects twenty
years instead of ten to repay the gov
ernment for their water rights em
bodied in bills now pending before
congress, according to a press dis
patch. John Bassett Moore, counsellor of
the state department, concluded his
service with the government March
4, when President Wilson accepted
the resignation Mr. Mooro had sub
mitted a month ago. It wan ex
plained in a statement issued by the
president, in which ho expressed his
regret at the retirement of Mr. Moore,
that Mr. Mooro has come into the
administration with the understand
ing that his tenure was provisional
for a' year, so that he could return at
tho expiration of that period to his
duties as head of the department of
international law at Columbia uni
versity. The .resignation of Mr.
Mooro leaves two important places
in the department of state to be
filled. The other is that of solicitor
from which Joseph W. Folk, former
governor of Missouri, resigned to ac
cept the post of counselor of the in
terstate commerce commission at a
salary of $10,000 per year.
By resolution of the senate Sen
ator William J. Stone of Missouri
was made chairman of the foreign
relations committee, succeeding the
late Senator' Bacon.
Senator A. O. Bacon of Georgia',
mirmnn nf thft committee on
foreign relations; died at Garfield
hospital, February 14, after two
weeks' illness. Mr. Bacon was 75
years old and served in the senate
for 19 years. He was the first sen
ator chosen by popular election under
the provisions of the seventeenth
amendment to the constitution and
was the first to die since its procla
mation. When President Wilson
heard of Senator Bacon's death he
tissued this statement: "All who
knew Senator Bacon will sincerely
deplore his death. It deprives the
senate of one of its oldest and most
experienced members, a man who
held with something like reverance
to the traditions of the great body
of which he wjis so long a part, and
who sought in all that he did to
maintain its standards of statesman
ship and service. The great state of
Georgia -will greatly miss her dis
tinguished son and servant. My own
association with him had been of tho
most cordial, and, to me, helpful sort.
I particularly profited by his ex
perience in foreign affairs." Senator
Hoke Smith, of Georgia, said of hfs
colleague: "The death of no other
senator could have caused tho demo
cratic party so great a loss. Tho
place he occupied in the senate can
not bo filled."
For tho first time in the history of
radio-telegraphy a diplomatic dis
patch was sent March' 2 from the
government naval station at Arling
ton to tho . French naval station' in
Eiffel tower. Following the announce
ment that the cable had been put out
of commission by a storm, Sir Cecil
Spring Rice, the British ambassador, i
obtained permission from Secretary!
Daniels to send his message to Lou-'
don from Arlington by way of the
than 00 words long and simply noti
fied the British foreign office that
the ambassador would not be able to
communicate by cable for a few days.
Thorn wow -Sucf 7 KflA Tiot?-iiiol I
banks doing business in the United
States at the close of business at the
treasury department February 28.
Their authorized capital was $1,009,
884. G75, with outstanding circulation
of $753,168,838. Since approval of
tne federal reserve act, December 1st
last, 137 state and private banks
have applied for conversion to na
tional banks and 8G requests were
received from individuals not con
nected with such institutions who de
sired to form national banks.
A portion of the 2100-bale 1913
crop of Arizona long staple cotton of
ti'e Egyptian type, developed by the
department of agriculture, sold in
Liverpool recently at 23 1-3 cents a
pound, netting the Arizona growers
21 1-2 cents a pound at their ship
ping point in Salt River valley, it
was announced by Secretary Hous
ton. This was taken to indicate
that English spinners consider this
cotton equal to the best grades pro
duced in Egypt.
The ninth annual banquet of the
geographical society, which took
place March 3, was made the occa
sion for the presentation of the
society's special gold medal to
Colonel George W. Goethals, builder
of the Panama canal and tho solo
guest of honor. President Wilson
made the presentation and Secretary
Bryan acted as toastmaster. There
wero 820 guests. Gathered about
tho tabe with the .distinguished
scientists of the spcietVfciwerG tho
president and his cabinet justices of
the supreme court, members of tho
diplomatic corps, high officers of the
army and navy, leaders in both
houses of congress and other notable
figures in the life of the national
capital. The meda,l awarded Colonel
Goethals is a heavy Roman gold. It
was given as an expression of the ap
preciation of the society and the
nation of the army engineer's dis
tinguished services. Its presentation
was the final act of President Wil
son's first year as chief magistrate of
' Secretary of State Bryan has ac
cepted an invitation extended by tho
government of Chile to visit that
country during the fifth Pan-American
congress, which will be held in
Santiago about the middle of next
September. The invitation was ex
tended to Mr. Bryan by Senor
Eduardo Suarez, minister of Chile.
Horace Stern, a lawyer of Phila
delphia, appeared before the house
judiciary committee and urged the
amendment of the Sherman law so
as to prevent foreign combinations in
restraint of trade from selling their
wares in this country and to prevent
them from fixing tho prico abroad
and selling on a fixed basis here. Tho
amendment would imposo criminal
liability upon tho resident agents of
such combinations. Mr. Stern de
clared that it was obviously unfair
to forbid domestic concerns from
combining and to permit foreigners
to do so.
"Tammany's Treason," impeach
ment of Governor William Sulzer.
Tho completo story written from be
hind tho scenes, showing how Tam
many playH tho game, how men aro
bought, sold and delivered. By Jay
W. Forre3t and Jameo Malcolm.
Foreword by Chester C. Piatt, pri
vate secretary to Governor William
Sulzer. Illustrations by W. K. Star
rett. Jay W. Forrest, 89 South Man
ning Boulevard, Albany, N. Y.
"Village Improvement," by Parris
Thaxter Farwell, chairman of the vil
lage improvement committee of the
Massachusetts civic league. Sturgis
& Walton company, 31-33 East 27th
St., New York. Price $1.00, net.
"Kings of Wealth vs. Tho Ameri
can People." A treatise on political-
economic conditions as they exist in
tho United States today, with a
remedy for improving them. By
Edward N. Oily, author of "Mutual
Ownership vs. Private Monopoly,"
"Limitation of Wealth," etc. J. B.
Ogilvio Publishing company, 57 Rose
St., Now York. Price $1.00.
"Notes on Politics and History."
A university address. By Viscount
Morley, O. M., chancellor of tho Uni
versity of Manchester. The Mac
millan company, GG Fifth Ave, New
York. Prico $1.00, not.
"Elghteon Thousand Words Often
Mispronounced." A carofujly revised,
greatly enlarged, and entirely re
written edition of "12,000 words
often mispronounced." A complete
handbook of difficulties in English
pronunciation, Including an unusual
ly largo number of proper names and
words and phrases from foreign
languages. By William Henry P.
Phyfe, author of "The School Pro
nouncer," "How Should I Pro
nounce?" "5,000 Words Often Mis
spelled," "5,000 Facts and Fancies,"
"Napoleon: The Return From St.
Helena," etc. G. P. Putnam's Sons,
Now York and London. Price $1.50
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