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Vets’ Bonus
Cash Option
to Be Urged
Clause in Bill Allowing $1 for
Each Day of Service
Above 60 to Be Pre
pared.
Simmons Launches Move
■Washington, April It.—Incorpora
tion in the soldier bonus hill of an
option for full rash payments to vet
erans on the basis of $1 for each
day of service above 60 days will be
proposed by Senator Simmons of
North Carolina, ranking democrat on
the senate finance committee.
The bill will be taken up again to
morrow by the committee and repub
licans who have agreed generally on
the terms of the house insurance hill
predict the measure will be ordered
reported.
The house measure would sllow
computation of adjusted service
credit on the basis of $1 for each day
of home service and $1.25 for each
day of overseas service, above the
first 60 days. Cash payments would
he made only to those veterans not
entitled to more than $50, others be
ing given 20-year endowment life In
surance policies.
$1,500,000,000 Bond Issue.
Senator Copeland, democrat, New
York, has Introduced a bonus bill
along the lines of that Senator Sim
mons will propose, except that, it
carries no insurance option. Using
the dollar a-day basis of credit, the
Copeland bill would authorize a gov
ernment bond issue of $1,500,000,000
to run for a period of 60 years, which
amount. It was estimated, would cover
the entire cost. Cost of the house
bill has been estimated by govern
ment actuaries at from $2,202,000,000
to $3,600,000,000.
AA'ith a report of the bonne bill to
the senate in prospect by next Mon
day, an Immediate showdown is ex
ported on whether the tax or bonus
^— bill wjll he taken up first. Chair
man Smoot of the finance committee
.'•enounced yesterday he would call
11m tax bill up for discussion about
the middle of the week. Republicans
generally, however, have said private
ly that they would favor disposition
first of the bonus bill, estimating that
not morn than a week would be re
quired for this. Paasage of a bonus
hill is declared certain. Senator Rob
inson, democratic leader, has declared
he would favor immediate action on
either the tax or bonus bill.
Minority Report.
Chairman Smoot said today he prob
ably would transmit the majority re
port on the tax reduction bill to the
senate tomorrow'. Senator Simmons
has asked Senator Jones of New
Mexico, a democratic member of the
committee, to prepare the minority re
port, and Mr. Jones said today It was
unlikely this would be submitted to
the senate before Monday.
Activities of republican organiza
tion members, looking toward a com
promise on the Mellon Income tax
rate schedule to head off the demo
cratic plan outlined yesterday by
Senator Simmons, have been halted
temporarily by the absence from the
city of Senator McCormick, Illinois, a
republican member of the committee,
who had said he would seek such a
compromise.
Beatrice Mayor Re-Elected;
Refuses to Retain Office
Beatrice, Neb., April 11.—At a
meeting of the city commissioners, C.
C. Farlow was re-elected mayor. J. B.
• High snd .T. R. Kllis were re elected
»o their old departments. Although
Mr. Kills received 57 votes more than
either of the other commissioners, he
‘*-6* refused to accept the office of mayor.
We Have
With Us
Today
Mrs. A. R. Maynard,
Detroit, Mir It.
Housewife.
Mrs. Maynard was born In Co
lumbus, Neb.—not so many years
ago—and received her education In
Columbus. Chicago and Wellesley.
Her father, the late M. K. Cooney,
was a. pioneer Nebraskan, and one
of the very earliest settlers In
IMafte county.
It was while living In Chicago
that this Nebraska girl met her
husband, an official of the Western
Klectrlc company. Since her mar
rslye she has made her home In
Detroit, where she has found time
to take a rather active part In
sports, especially tn yolf; In politics
and In the Woman's club of I>e
troit. These things, however, she
save, never interfere with the duties
of h"r home or the time which sh«
spends with her little daughter,
who is now 11.
Mrs. Maynard stopped off to
i,*- Omaha for a. short visit with her
sister, Miss Mary Cooney. She e\
pressed amazement at the growth
and metropolitan atmosphere of
Nebraska's largest dty.
HOWELL PROPOSES
NEW RAIL RATE BILL
S|*erlel f)|»pntrh to The Om«h* Re*.
Washington, April It.—Senator
H. H. Howell Introduced a. bill today
making It Impossible for the Inter
state commerce committee to fix rail
road rales in excess of a maximum
of f> per cent nn rate making valua
tions. Howell, with other senators
opposed to the Each Cummins law,
charge* that under the present
statute a minimum rate of 6 per cent
guaranteed to make the 6 per cent
the maximum instead of minimum
rat# would. Howell asserts, re estab
lish rate competition among railroads.
Opposition to the nlleged 6 per cent
guarantee was one of the keynotes
of Howell's rnmi>algn for Vnlted
States senator.
I
Foot and Mouth
Reported; Western States
Issue New Orders to
Combat Malady.
Sacramento, Cal., April 11.—Eight
additional outbreaks of the foot and
mouth disease in different parts of
the state that had been quarantined
were announced today by the stale
Department of Agriculture. Gover
nor Richardson Informed a committee
of 50 men. representing the agricul
tural, business, hanking and other in
dustries of the state, that he docs not
favor at this time calling a special
session of the legislature to deal with
the problem caused by the epidemic.
The government said that what Is
needed Is action on the part of the
committee organized to underwrite a
fund to reimburse Immediately those
whose stock Is slaughtered in the
campaign against the disease.
VI do not propose to allow anv
delegation or flood of telegrams to
bowl me ofT my feet In calling to
gether a hostile legislature that may
resort to politics,” the governor said.
One of the outbreaks reported was
in Contra Costa county and It was
the first in several weeks in an area
where It was hoped the disease had
been brought under control. The new
outbreaks Involve 7.486 head of live
stock. The best reports to the state
hoard Indicate a total of 85,000 ani
mals have been destroyed since the
disease was discovered.
Western states continued to Issue
new orders to combat the carrying of
the disease Into their territory.
Nevada announced tramps and
Ijnboes who hop off at Reno from
trains from California will he fumi
gated. Colorado Issued sn embargo
on sll shipments from California of
foodstuffs and many other articles.
Washington will Inspect all tourists
from California at the Oregon-Wash
inetnn line and take measures to pre
vent the disease entering I hat state.
T.lvpstnek men of Oregon asked Gov
ernor Walter M. Pierce to provide
funds to protect Oregon against the
disease. All automobiles entering
Oregon from California are Inspected
and tagged.
COLORADO TO BAR
COAST SHIPMENTS
TVnv»r, Colo., April 11.—Governor
Sweet late today issued an emergency
proclamation placing an embargo on
all shipments originating In Cali
fornia nnd destined for delivery In
Colorado. The measure Is taken In
an effort to prevent the outbreak of
the foot and mouth disease In Colo
rado.
The embargo Is directed sgalnst all
foodstuffs, fruits, farm produce, trees
ami shrubbery and numerous articles.
Attorney General Williams declared
that, the embargo would not affect
shipments now en route to the state,
but no further hillings to Colorado
would be permitted during the epi
demic In California.
Young Farmer Is Charged
Willi Violating Mann Art
Creston, Is.. April 11.—Merlin W.
Adrian, aged 23. an Adair county far
mer, was bound over to the federal
granjl Jury thla afternoon, following
his arraignment before the United
Stales commissioner on charges of
violation of the Mann act.
The only witness at the hearing was
a tf) year-old high school gill of
Greenfield, whom Adi Ian Is alleged
to have taken to Council Bluffs in his
automobile, March 23. The girl tes
tified that they spent the night in a
Council Bluffs hotel, nnd next day
went to Omaha where tip again regis
tered as man nnd wife. She rlnlmn
she refused to accompany him In
Omaha anil that ahortly thereafter
they were arrested and returned to
Greenfield. Adrian's bond has been
set at $2,001). lie has a wife and
nnd one child.
Acruwd Slayer Surrender*.
Nrw York, April 11 -Copt. Robert
Roarnbluth, who I* undrr Indlctmrnt
In fhr frdrrnl district court In thr
rt.'ifr of WMohinston with flrrfft. Rol
and R. Roth lor for th« murder of
Mft.1. Alexander I*. iVonkhltfi nt
(lamp I,owl* on Octobrr UR, 1919, xur*
irndorod today lo I'nitrd Com
nilMHloiirr Hitchcock.
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Mavbe We’ve Been Overestimating the Chic ken’s Intelligence.
f Fool chickens f wouldnt
1 Yt»u think therb lea*n
\ mot to try to CRolf
j The road ahead ot ah
l^trrtYMoBiLt f
'POOL AUTOrSTS'
j wouldnt you think.
I they'd learh not to
; try to CROSS the
TRACK AHEAD OR A
t TRAIN ?
IStinnes’ Four Sons
Take Over Work
Death of German Industrial
Magnate Cause* Flurry
of Stocks.
Berlin, April 11.—Hugo Stlnnes’
death today held public Interest, over
shadowing even the Dawes report.
There Is fear of a serious repercus
sion upon national economic*. The
general feeling la that his gigantic In
tereata depended too much upon hi*
master hand to b* guided by others.
Thl* anxiety was reflected In the dis
astrous slump of Stlnnea’ stocks,
tilviwi Son*.
Stlnnes realized the certainty of hi*
death yesterday morning when he
called til* four sons to the bedside and
calmly told them: "I am going, but I
depend upon you to live up to tradl
tlons. My advice, summed up briefly.
Is: Work, be honest, be modest, both
In demeanor and requirements. Shun
soft luxurious living- Hetnember, sue
restful work is Its own reward."
Stlnnes’ eldest son, Dr. Kdmund
Stlnnes, in. who will take over hts
father'a administration of affairs, gave
a. brief statement to International
New* Service.
To Carry On Work.
"My solemn pledge over my fath
er's death Is to live up to the tradi
tions he established. If I fulfill this
pledge to the best of my ability, I will
feel that I have been worthy to bear
his name.”
The second s<>n, Hugo, Jr., !H, re
inafns head of the Hamburg shipping
line. The third son is a student, and"
the fourth Is still a boy.
Just before hi* death Stlnnes de
mnnded the simplest possible funeral.
JURY IN M’CRAY
CASE DISMISSED
Indiana polls. Ind., April 11.—Th*
Jury In the trial of Governor Warren
T. Mol’ray, charged with larceny and
ctnfocjaslernent of stalo funds, dis
agreed and was discharged at 5:40
this afternoon.
When called into court by Judge
Marry O. Chamberlin, the Jury re
ported that it was unable to reach n
verdict. The court then polled the
member* of the jury and each re
plied there was no chance of reaching
a verdict. The jury was discharged.
Court Hears Walton Appeal.
Washington. April 11.- The appeal
of former Governor Walton of Okla
homa from the impeachment proceed
ings by which he was removed from
office was taken under sdvlsement
without argument today by the *u
preme court.
Marriotl in (ion mi I Bluff*.
T)t« follow! n*c per»nn» obtained mar
Hugo Iti onimn in t mint'll Hltiff*
•lay:
rill T.opai. Omaha . .*’
SnlHi't Oirtlrn, Omaha •*•••» **
Itnhart ftSvana, F( f'mok Nab. .T1
Nina RptMtr, l»r*v*laii*l. Ip .. ti
Huy llaffnar. FI I lot t la. .. **
t'lara < *a milch* *1, Klllol, l» ...*••*• »•
I ,#o* MtH'hlan. Omaha .. >*
11•*I• i Nl*muni1, Omaha ..*»«•»•••« •*
• ‘liar lr« fiorrnralf, Oinalia .. *•
Martha Aarh*. Omaha_ ■ . >1
r
Summary of
The Day In
Washington
The White House announced
President Coolldge'e opposition to
large campaign contributions.
The senate committee to Investi
gate Indictment of Senator Wheeler,
democrat, Montana, subpoenaed Its
first witnesses.
Japan lodged a bristling protest
sgalnst proposals In eongrese to
apply further drastic restriction to
Japanese immigration.
Charges of Illegal administration
of the packers and stockyards art
were heard by the house commit
tee on expenditures of th* Agri
cultural deportment.
More testimony about fight films,
the Old Hickory powder rase and
the Milter Bros, prosecution* In
Oklahoma were heard by the
Daugherty committee.
president C'oolltJgA denied he had
or would Issue Instructions to the
fipjKirtmont of Justice with refer
enre to the indictment of Senstor
Wheeler of Montana.
Sumner Welle*, American com
missioner to th« Pnmlnlran repub
lic. was ordered to offer friendly
assistance of the United State* In
sn effort to achieve peace In Hon
duras.
Chairman Hall of the Interstate
commerce commission advocated
postponement of the effective date
of section 29 of the merchant
marine act before a house com
mittee.
President CoolMre, 1t was an
nounced, will oppose American hat
tle*hlp conversion to oil burners
If It will lend other nations to
make similar outlay In navel ex
pendlturea.
The aenate oil committee suucht
Information nbout a IJ,<100,000 loan
by the Chase National hank In New
York In 1919 to William Boyce
Thompson, former chairman of the
republican national committee's
finance committee.
President Coolidge. In * sharp
mesHHKe to the senate, dcatini; with
the internal revenue bureau In
vestlRntion. urned s return to (tov
rrnment "in sccordance with the
usual forms of the law of the land,’’
and senate democrat* later replied
from the floor,
Omalui Morliimic Uinrpctl
\\ illi Httliliitip (.arapr
Tenimath, Neb., April II Fret1
Fay, who wan apprehended In Omaha
Sunday and brought here on n charge
of burglarising the II. If. fleharht
garage at Cook recently, wua brought
before Judgt J. It K.iprr In the din
ttirt court here itxlay on a charge ol
burglary. llo pleaded guilty am
.fudge Rnper sentenced him to tlu
penitentiary for from three to never
yearn at hard lnlmr. and to pay enati
of milt. Fey hid previously work*»<
for Mr. Hchnrht «t> mechanic. Ilf
broke Into the gnrage and got awa>
with about 14do worth of tire*, tht
moat of which wan recovered In Oma
bn. Fey la 29 and ha a h family It
Oma bn.
Board Adopts :
& Dawes Report
Reparations Commission
Votes to Accept Plan of
Experts’ Committee.
raria. April 11—Th* Interallied
reparations commission this afternoon
unanimously adopted th# Dawes re
port recommending ways to balance
the German budget, stabilize currency
and restore normal economic condi
tions.
The commission met Informally at
the offic* of the chairman. Louts
Itarthou. The member* had been
studying th# report ever alnee It was
Issued Wednesday. The next et?p will
he to obtain tha views of th# various
governments.
The reparations commission will
hear German representatives on
April 1*.
The commission recommends the
allied government* to sccept the re
port, provided Germany accepts, and
take th# neeeaaary meaaure# to carry
it out.
TVondon. April II.—Aft International
ronferenca with ths United State*
participating, to dlacuan a Anal repara
tlona settlement upon the basis opthe
Hawes report was forecast her# to
day.
The flrst flush of optimism that the
problem would be solved through gen
eral acceptance of the Dawes report
in Its original fnfrni gave way to
doubts after advices had been re
ceived from Berlin and Paris.
Although Premier MacDonald has
»>een studying the experts* report
since Wednesday, the official attitude
of the British government has not yet
beene disclosed.
In quarters close to the government
fears were expressed that France
would raise objections to the Dawes
program because It does not fix a
definite total of German payments.
This may mean that France will
firing in the question of allied war
debts, which might return the Issue
lo the oki vicious circles of endless
discussions.
It is possible Premier MacDonald
and Premier Poincare may consult
I ref ore either nation makes a decisive
mo\ e.
Intimation is given semi-officially
Hint Great Britain docs not wish to
hurry tilings until after the general |
elections in France and Germany
Meantime something may happen
which will cause the downfall of the
laborite government In Kngtand.
Pirliirr of Mr*. (!oolid|r
IVf-M-nlrtl lo ^ liih* Houitr
Washington. April 11.—Members
of tin* Pi Beta Phi fraternity rfath
ered here in convention touay pre
sented to the White House a portrait
of Mrs. Uilvtn UooHdge, which wtl!
be plated 111 the permanent collection
at the executive mansion. Tbs pic
tine Is by Howard (’handler Ghriaty
and shows Mrs. CoolUfg* standing
with a white collie dog by her side
tlhe wears a Pi Beta Phi pin A re
ception III the blue room by Mrs.
1'ooHdir* followed.
Private Lawyer, Paid by
Couzens Brings Protest,
Wheeler-Brookhart Sued
Mrl S. Daugherty Strikes
Bark at Investigating Com
mittee—Senators Denied
Chance to See Records.
Ry Associated Press.
Washington Courthouse. O, April
11.— A refuse! to produce the records
of the Midland National bank or to
allow their clients to appear In per
son before the senate Daugherty liw
vestigating committee, was entered by
attorneys for M. S. Daugherty, broth
er of the former attorney general.
The refusal was Anal, the attorneys
said, and Chairman Brookhart noti
fied them that proceedings charging
M. S. Daugherty and his associates
with contempt of the senate would be
sought.
The committee, whose subpoenas
were formally disregarded, then pro
ceeded to take evidence from other
witnesses bearing on the Daugherty
Investigation.
The committee was told by John
Phelon, one of its agents, that the
former attorney general had 175,000
on deposit at the Midland bank. It
was also told that he owned In 1921
2,500 shares of the Wright Martin Air
corporation stock. This company had
been named In the investigation as re
ceiving ''overpayments" from the gov
ernment in war contract accounts.
Striking back at the senator* on
the committee, the Midland National
bank served Chairman Brookhart and
Senator Wheeler as they sat with
summons to appear In a civil suit of
undescrlbed character.
Th# summons gave notice that a
restraining order ha4 been Issued by
Probate Judge Gregg against the
eommtttee and In behalf of the bank,
seeking to prevent Inquiry Into the
bank's affairs.
The restraining order was issued In
the Payette county common plea*
court snd served by the sheriff. It
cited th# senators to appear on May
10
Th* committee attempted to pro
reed, while agent* sought to learn of
ths legal harrier to Its proceedings
It called K. I,. Bush, * Washington
Courthouse business mat. who re
fused to be sworn as a witness, at
least until he had time to consider
what answer he might make to ques
tlons. s
He was not excused, but let go,
Chairman Brookhart observing "that
there may be somebody else before
the bar of the senate."
Joseph Hidy, a local lawyer, repre
sented to the committee that a peii
tlon had been presented to th* court
of common plea*, with a former law
partner of H. M. Daugherty sitting
on the bench.
Chairman Brookhart announced
that the restraining order had been
issued by a judge of a court of limit
ed jurisdiction, sitting In another
court other than his own. Htdy tes
tlfied that no petition for a restrain
Ing order had been filed a* required
by law and that, he had been unable
to obtain a copy of the restraining
order Itself.
HOUSE FAILS TO
PASS ROAD BILL
lies Moines. Ia., Apr’t It.—The
house failed again today to reach any
conclusion of the graveling road'
bill, but an amendment was filed late
this afternoon which was believed to I
have the necessary qualification to
meet I he house's approval.
The senate also put In an entire
day on the drainage bill with Senator
Huser, Muscatine county, endeavor
ing lo strike out those sections ad
versely affecting levees In the east
ern part of the atate.
MATHERS PLEDGES
AID TO M’MULLEN
‘Full aupport and saslstnnc# of
Adam McMullen" was pledged by A.
X. Mathers, defeated candidate for
republican nomination for governor.
In a telegram lo his successful oppo
nent Friday.
Mathers' telegram to McMullen fol
lows:
"Accept my most sincere congrstu
latlons and full support snd assist
ance throughout your coming cum
paign. (Signed)
A. X MATHFBS."
Only .2 of I Per Ont.
"Sonny Furlong, 1441 Webeter
slreel, and John Pooler were dis
ml seed In court Friday morning after
tl.e city chemists had testified that
the "sweetening" (Jeneral Prohibition
Agent Boh Satnardlck had seised In
n raid on their estahllahinent last
Saturday contained only J of 1 per
cent of alcohol.
Uriah Senior class of the high
school had "sneak day" Tuesday snd
diove to IJneoln, visiting the pent
lentlary asylum. Gooch* flouring
mills amt other place of Interest. The
i lass Is • oliiposed of 16 membeia and
I IVill he graduated May H
Coolidge to Senate
When constitutional and legal j
rights of the senate are used aa a
subterfuge to cover unwarranted
Intrusion, the department investi
gated becomes the victim of vague,
unfonnulated and indelniie
charges; insetad of a government
of law we have a government of
lawlessness.
Against the continuance of auch
a practice I enter my solemn pro- j
test and give notice that In my
opinion the department* ought not
to be required to participate In ft.
If it is to h» continued, the re- |
sponsibility must rest upon those ;
who are undertaking it.
It Is time that we return ta a
government under and in ac
cordance with the usual form* of
the law of the land. The state of j
the un’oii requires the Immediate
adoption of auch a course.
The request for a list of the rom- i
ponies in which the secretary of
the treasury was alleged to be In
terested in must have been dir- |
fated by some other motive than a
desire to secure information for I
the purpose of legislation.
The appo'ntment of an agent j
and attorney to art in behalf of
the t'nited Stales senate, to be
paid by some other source than the
public teeasney is in conflict w.th
section 1764 of the revised stat
utes.
Mellon to Coolidge
When through unnecessary in
terference the proper ever rise of
this duty (conduct of the Treasury
department) is rendered impossible.
I must advise you that neither I
nor any other man of character
ran longer lake responsibility for
the treasury. ..
tiovernment by Investigation Is
nol government.
All companies in which I hate
been Interested have been sought
out. I have aided in obtaining
from them the waiver of their
right to privacy and in the de
livery of their Income pit returns :
In complete detail to the committee.
This Investigation has disclosed
that no rompany in which I have
been Interested has received any
diffeernt nc better treatment than
any othec taxpayer.
The Inquiry, so far as showing
that I favored my own interest,
ha* tailed completely. Any con
structive purpose of the commit
tee has now been abandoned.
__/
Stationers of
Omaha Accused
Thi'iiIx-Ivo \)Miciation< \rc
charjretl VI it It l nfair
Mfthnil* of Competition.
Washington. April 11.-—The Nation
al Association of Stationers ami Man
ufaoturers of the I'nlteil State* xcith
offloea in Chicago. the Wholesale
Stationers' association of the Vnited
States with offices in New York cilv.
and :i sectional stationers' associ
tlons are charged xrith unfair meth
ods of competition in a complaint Is
sued hy the federal trade commission
today. The organization named vlr
tuallx- ronlroi the mantifactur* of
stationery goods In the t'nited States,
the complaint charges, and alleges
that they are In combination to stifle
competition.
The following local and sectional
association* are named a* respond
ents in the complaint, with their of
ficers and members: Atlantic Sta
tioner*' club. Baltimore Stationers'
association. Boston Stationers' asso
elation. Buffalo Stationers' club. Chi
cago Stationers' association, Colorado
Stationers' association, Kansas Book
Dealers' association, lsjuisvllle Stamp
and Stationery club. Northwestern
Stationers' association. Omaha Sta
tioners' association. Paclflo Northwest
Stationers' association. Philadelphia
Stationers' association, Pittsburgh
Stationers' chib, Hh hmond Stationers'
association. St lamia Stationers’ a»
•delation. Stationers' Association of
California, Stationer* and Publishers'
laxard of trade of \>xx York. Station
era1 Association of Now York, Sta
tinner*' Association of New Orleans
Stationer* tlub of Buffalo, Station
ft*' Association of Southern Cali
fornla and the Stationers Club ol
Toledo.
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Sfiialr sing Constitutional
Right as Subterfuge to
Cover Unwarranted In
trusion. President Sava.
Hr tHWlilfi Swn.
Washington, April 11.—President
Coolidge In a message to the senate
today advised that body to maintain
Its "constitutional and legal rights" in
conducting investigations.
The president supplemented his
message with a letter from Secretary
Mellon In which the treasury head
declared that should “unnecessary in
terference" with the proper exercise
of his duty I* continued "neither 1
nor any other man of character can
lone take responsibility for th» treas
ury."
"It is time that we return to %
government under snd in accordance
with the usual forms of the law of
the land," the president said. "The
state of the union requires ths im
mediate adoption of such a course.
Test of Message.
The president's message, addressed
to the senate, said:
"Herewith is a copy of a letter
from the secretary of tba treasnrr,
Hon. Andrew W. .Mellon, to me, which
I feel constrained to transmit to the
senate for its Information. Also a
copy of the resolution adopted by
the committee Investigating the -
bureau of Internal revenue. This is
dons because it seems incredible that
the senate of the United States would
knowingly Approve the past and pro
posed conduct of one of its commit
tees. which this letter reveals.
"There exist*, and always ahoukt
exist, every possible comity between
the executive department* and the
senate. Whatever may be necessary
for the information of the s»nats or
any of its committees, in order better
to enable them to perform their leg
islative or other constitutional func
tions. ought alwsys to b* furnish'd
willingly snd expeditiously by any
department.
"The executive branch has nothirg
thst It wpuld wish to conceal from
any legislative inquiry on the part of
the senate. But it la recognized both
by law and by custom that there is
certain confidential information which
it would be detrimental to the public
service fo reveal. Such information
as can be disclosed, 1 shall alsrays un
hesitatingly direct to be laid before
the senate. 1 recognize also that it is
perfectly legitimate for the senate
to indulge In political discussions snd
partisan criticism.
Questions Motive.
"But the attack which Is being
made on the Treasury department
goes beyond nnv of these legitimate
requirements. Seemingly the request
for a list of the companies in which
the secretary of the treasury was al
leged to t«e interested, for the purpose
of in\eat'gaHng their tax returns,
must hate been dictated by soma
other motive than a desire to secure
< Turn Si Face Si relume One.*
WYOMING RAILWAY
SOLD FOR $201,000
larimis, Wvo., April 11.—M. A.
Kline of Cheyenne, special master In
chancery in federal court, tele todav
sokl the Colorado. Wyoming A ft*st
ern railroad, running front Ijtrsnre
to Cnalmont. Colo., to C. M Owen,
representing Callaway, Kish A Co. of
New York, under foreclosure.
The ««Ie price was $11*1.****** Tl*e
road is 111 miles long. Parcel A, In
cluding all extra property in Wyom
ing, and parcel B, cohering its prop
erty in Colorado, wers hid in for
1100.*>00 each. Parcel C. in which was
o(Tei-ed all other extra property of tha
company, was sold for 11.000. "This
Included cash In tha hands of Fred
B. Miller, receiver.
Mr. Owen also represented Kind
holders of the railroad and ata^r of
the Hahn's peak A IKciflc mi I-On A
It Is understood the hondhoKler* will
operate the road and will forego In
terest yin bonds for five years, sllow
| ng the money to revert hack to the
I company. Mr. Owen was the ooiy
hldder.
i Farm Barn Bursts in Flamr*;
Four llorsrs. Two Hops Perish
Beatrice. Neb.. April 11.—The Urge
horn on the Robert Humphrey farm,
s miles south of Beatrice, was de
kltoyed by fire today. Ten head of
cattle, four horses and two hog* per
shed before they could lie taken from
tha burning huilding. The origin of
the five is unknown. The loss a rev*
cred by Insurance
The Humph ray home was daatpayed
i by fire on New Year* day and s new
(building n«is is In course of construc
tion
\ derail < omiurtnr Pic*.
Sioux Cip 1* April U-r T*
» Morntt. for 40 >r*r» * oondtH'tnr on
th# i*bU u»v 44 M I'»h!
railroad i1i*d bw-f My M*y»t of Hi*
*** on I ntvt tn >\*mh n*kot*.
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