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NEWS SECTION
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A PAPER FOR THE ItOUZ
OMAHA DEE
BEST IN THE WEST
VOL. XXXVIII NO. 214.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 20, 1909 SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TAFTSAYS FAREWELL
Ireiident-elect Make Final Speech at
Cincinnati Before Inauguration.
SAYS . GOOD-BYE TO FBIXJTD3
Great Crowd Heart Address in
Chamber of Commerce.
BUSINESS AND THE TABUET
Revival After New Law Passes Will
; Wipe Out Delcit.
LOCK PLAN FOX PANAMA CANAL
II flays Work Wilt Bo Completed
Aloaar Prepoae Line Desplta
i Ovril(!aa . of , h
' Minority.
, CTNCJNN1ATI, CX, FVb. 1. Addi'wsing
the mrmbcri of th Cincinnati Chamber of
Commerce; in what wm really farewell
to Mr home city before being Inaugurated
president. William H. .Taft evoked the
heartiest cheer and applause of the thou
iindi of business men who stood on the
"change" floor and the many women who
occupied the naileries by Ms remarks of
familiarity and frlendahlp for his towns
men and neighbors.
The brief speech was not ended, however,
without a serious referenced to the ma
terial proupertty of the city. This led Mr.
Taft to a discussion of the improvement
of the Ohio river. He said it should re
ceive tits heartiest support as president;
but he cautioned that patience be culti
vated for ' the reason that congress, vsry
properly, moved slowly.
At the present time, he said, a deficit of
lloo,0u0,0i confronted those responsible for
the government., That h believed not to
be, a serious situation, and as encouraging
elans he spoke of the stagnation of bust
nens due to a universal Inclination to .wait
until the tariff had been revised before
new business undertakings were launched
or old ones pushed ahead. The normal re
vision of bualness after ths tariff had
been settled. Mr. Tii ft believed, would take
care of the deficit. Referring to he Pan
ama canal, Mr. Taft declared with a degree
of poaltlveness that the type of canal had
been determined upon and the minority
which had oppoaed the pi ad adopted, might
as well come In and bark up trie work.
"But," he added, "whether they do come
m or not. It is going to be built according
to the present plana"
Speaking of the good It would do to those
on the inthmus who are engaged In the
work to have ths American . people back
ing up their efforts, Mr. Taft said:
"1 know that the people of the United
Sutra Intend to stand back of them., and
I propoee. so far as in me lies, to assure
them that while am president thoy will
tiHve my backing to the iaat dollar neces-
tiy.
i
tiidoi'ivking to say "goodiye" Mr.. Taft
(tun J hlmaelf opposed by a generally ei-pi't-KMcd
negative. - - "
"Oh. well, let it be 'so long" then," h
ejuu!iud with, a heatty .laugh, 't '
i Charles Nagtl, who la believed to ' be
slated for the secretaryship' of Commerce
and Labor In the, Taft cabinet, reached
her lata today for an Interview with Mr.
Taft. Mr. Nagel had no comment for pub
lication. A. I. Vorys, Mr. Taffs state
inmphlgn manager, was a caller on him
today.
AUTO MYSTERY IS SOLVED
Folic . at Rtaa, Rasalav, Disease
Traveling; Revolatloaarlr Print
ing Oniftt.
BT. PETERSBURG. Feb. 1. Th polio
of Riga, today seised a mysterious auto
mobile that frequently of lata ha been
seen In the streets of that city. An examin
ation showed It to contain a complete
nutriment for printing revolutionary liter
ature, Blx men connected with the plant
were taken Into custody.
, Tli preliminary investigation Into the
case of M. !itpokine, a former director of
pullca, who was arrested in this city last
January on the technical charge that he
was a member of tba revolutionary organ
isation, came- to an end today. The prose
cutor determined that there waa ample
Incriminating evidence against Lupoklne
tu juvtlfy his Indictment. The penalty for
this offense is eight years' at -hard labor
or e-xlle tu felberla.
' The ic yesterday revived the Investi
gation into the plot against the life of
Count Wtto. discovered the night of Feb
ruary 11. IK?. As a preliminary they in
terrogated M. Kotosoff, a prominent leader
of the fighting legion of the Black Hun
dred. On the night In quest frm an Infernal
michlne, with, a clockwork attach taunt,
was found tn an unllghted stove In Wltte's
house. It was removed and no damage waus
done.
CUSAfJ , GAR T0 OUTSIDERS
Sill t Proven Foreigner nolalog
Pvoporty Wnll A feet Tel
millions at Investments.
,BV TORK. Feb, 19.-A bill prohibiting
foreigners holding any property la Cuba,
has bsen Introduced In the House at
Havana, according to a cable dispatch te
the Herald. Property of Americans, Eng
!h, Spaniards. Oermans and French to the
amount of nearly K,0GO.000,CU0 would be af
fected by the passage of such a measure,
ays the dispatch. Ths bill contain three
Clauses as follows:
; That enly natural bora or naturalised eltl.
sns i-aa acquire property.'
That all bualnee transactions now under
way for transfer ring properties to for
eigners shell be suspended.
This law will take effect from the date
yf Us publication in the gasette.
PASTOR'S ACCUSER KILLS SELF
tMiead Mtesspt of Mr. PssM at
t'almgo Hoapltal Prnvoa
- gaoeraatat.
CHICAGO. Feb. nX-Mr. V. C. Bosk
nu-r, whe recently waa fined for aa
aliased attempt to extort money from the
Rev. perley Powers, and who accused bias
before th trustees of his church, the Adama
Street MiJliocJwt Episcopal, of making af
fectionate adnce toward her, died at the
lioai'lttil prison today of pouon auif-adnunle-tercd.
Following her conviction a week agv
Mrs. Fanner attempted to commit suicide
by Inhaling ether, bfce was resuaoitated at
the hospital, but later tn. the day aecured
corrosive sufeacoaca tablets, which she
wallowed'
SUMMARY OF TOE DEE
Sataraart Fobrwory SO, l&OB.
909 FEBRUARY 1909
SUN MON TUt WED THU fRI SAT
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FOTt OMAHA. COUNCIL, BLTFF8 AND
VICINITY Fair and warmer Saturday.
FOR NKHRASKA generally fair and
Warmer tonight.
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy and warmer
Saturday,
Temperature at Omaha yesterday:
Hour. . ueg.
a. m 25
( a. m W
1 a. m 34
8 a. m 24
a. m M
10 a. m 84
11 a. m 2
11 ra HO
1 d. m tt
t p. m So
I p. m 38
p. ra M
I p. m 88
p. m 87
7 p. m M
8 p. m 33
p. m 84
WABXTJTOTOV.
President-elect Taft mad a farewell ad
dress to his Cincinnati neighbors yester
dsy at th Chamber of Commerce. Pago 1
The select committee appointed to In
vestigate th wood pulp and paper Situa
tion recommended a reduction of th duty
on print paper to tt a ton.
aTBBBASKA,
Norfolk JCewa says Shallenbarger and
Hitchcock have combined to retire Bryan
from th leadership of Nebraska democ
racy. ' raf a
R, Mead 8h urn way I grantad a etayiof
execution until March t by th supreme
court, the announcement being made while
he waa preparing for th gallows. ' rag a
MvrmMmrsn or oomam
Fort. Arrive.
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BOND ISSUE BY HARRIMAN ROAD
Preeda t aSSOO.OOO less Will B
Veeal ta Cever laatktra Faelg
Kxteastoas.
NEW TORK, Feb. Directors of the
Southern Paolflo company, which controls
and operates th Southern Pacific railroad,
today authorised an Issue of 11,000,000
twenty-year 4 , per cent bonds, which are
convcrtibl Intfc common stock 'at tlW per
ahar. ;' i
At the same time th directors Increased
the common eock of th Southern Pat'v
company by tlOO.MO.OOt to provide for
conversion of tha bonds.
It was announced that t4e.KO.009 of this
bond Issue will be offered to th share
bolder and this ardouht hsa been under
written by tha banking firm of Kuhn, Ioeb
tt Co. . Holders of common or preferred
stock will be allowed to subscribe for the
new bonds on or before April 10. ISO, at
M, with adjustment of Interest. The bonds
will be convertible until Jon 1, 190. at
JIM, or will be redeemable at JOS upon
any semi-annual Interest dat after March
1, Ulfc
It Is understood that th proceed of th
bond lasu will be used to cover th South
em Pacific's expenditures for the exten
sion of subsidiary lines amounting to (103,-
000,000. .
TARIFF AMENDMENT BEATEN
Measara at teferwaere Killed
parllasaeat by Vat at
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LONDON, Feb. 1. -After a debate lasting
two day the tariff reform amendment to
tha address In reply to tha king's speech
from th throne was defeated In th House
of Commons today by 17 vo(es to 107. Th
amendment was proposed by J. Austen
Chamberlain, and he had all th backing
of th opposition benches. Th debet fol
lowed the old lines, th unionists advocating
duties favorable to colonial produce a a
means of securing th market of th em
pire to British manufacturers.
MOST STRINGENT LIQUOR BILL
Kiaaai "eaate Paea Proalbttlea
Maatar aa Geveraer Will
"term It,
TOPEKA,' Kan., Feb. 1t. Tti amate to
day concurred In th hoas amendment to
th absolute prohibition bill. Th bill wilt
become a law when signed by the governor
and published. It is th most drasllo pro
hibition moaeura ever suggested, as it pro
vide that physicians eannot prescribe
liquor and that druggists cannot sell In
toxicants for any purpose whatever. Gov
ernor Btubba la known to be favorable to
the new bill.
You have to pay
top prices when the
dressmakers are
rushed. It pays to
have dressmaking
done in tlje dull
season. S
You can hav your clothe mad
better and tt will probably coat 70a
leas, than If you wait UU the sprint
rush la on.
To find a good dressmaker
for any class of work from
tha very highest grade to the
sewing woman who will come
to your house look at the
"Dressmakers" ads on the
want ad page. Dressmakers
know that everxhdy. reads
the want ad
pi
FIREARM SALE U5DER BAN
Hardware Men Ak Beitrictive Law
fasted.
HAYKUEST IS, NEW PEESEDE2TT
Conveatloa Adjoarae After E!eflaar
Ofllrer aad Adept las; Reeolatleas
Which Iarlade Attack rpo ,
rareels Post.
President E. 8. Ifsyhurst, Liup City.
First Vic President W. C. Klein, Mil
ford. Second Vice President A. A. Lawson,
Hastings.
Third Vic Presldent-C. B. Diehl, Btrat
ton. 8vretary J. Frank Rarr, Uncola.
Treasurer K. J. Mall. Lincoln.
Executive Committee O. R. Wyeoff of
Madtnnn, one year; M. A. Manrleroad of
Hnletetn. two years; Albert Degner of Nor
folk, three yeara
Advisory Board Es-FYeeldente Daniel
Kavanauirh of Falrbury. Frank Hocker of
Friend and Frank Roberts of Omaha.
Delegates to the National Convention
M. D. Huesey of Omaha, B. 8. Hayhurat,
J. Frank Rarr, Dan Kavanaugh, S. A. San
derson and C. t Kelly. .
Delegates to State Aasodlation Meeting
Iowa: R. H. McAllister, Orand Island;
Bouth Dakota; I 8. Holloway, Fremont;
Minnesota: F. W. Amdt, Blair; Colorado:
W. T. Bristol, Mitchell.
Legislative action with regard to the In
discriminate sale of firearm Is emphat
ically favored by th Nebraska Retail
Hardware association. In th closing hours
of its convention yesterday th associa
tion instructed Its legislative committee to
confer with tha legislature with a view to
th enacment of such a law.
It Is felt by th delegates that with th
men who make money selling firearms'
favoring such a restriction th legislature
will be likely to adopt tha desired law.
Weald-Be leld Failed.
8. A. Sanderson of Lincoln, speaking in
behalf of the motion, recounted how ha
had refused to sell a revolver to a mer
chant of the capital city on day because
he seamed despondent and how,th man
Immediately went to a competitor. San
derson warned this man by telephone, but
the purchase had already been mad. The
second dealer, however, followed th would
be suicide to th corner and wa just in
tlm to save the man from killing himself.
Th legislative committee of the associa
tion consists of th last three past presi
dent. The association closed a four days' con
Tsntlon yestsrday afternoon after electing
Officer for th coming year, delegate to
tat and national conventions and passing
resolutions touching sute and national
legislation. .
More than 408 attended. Th membership
of th association was Increased by many
new dealers, thus entitling the Nebraskans
to afr delegates to th national convention,
an Increase of two since a year ago and of
four sine tha .convention was held In
Omaha In 1905.
Th meeting Friday afternoon was'chiefly
aecuUv. Th old. and new officer de
livered short addressee and th report of
tb auditing, resoletlan' and nominating
Jnaimttteoa war received, -
Vne resolution ZWIOW: .
Resolved, by the Nebraska Retail Hard
ware association In convention assembled.
That we appreciate and say a hearty
thank you to the commercial Interests of
tha city of Omaha for their cordial recep.
tlon and magnificent entertainment during
out stay. To th women of Omaha for con
tributing to the comfort and pleasure of
the visiting women.
That we appreciate th more cordial feel
ing developed during tha year between the
Jobbers and retailer of our state, and In
struct our representatives to th national
association to work to the end that these
harmonious relationships may become na
tional. x Parcels Poet.
That w look with disfavor on the agi'a
tlon for a parcels post, and request our
membership to personally disseminate in
formation a to th results of passing auch
a law, and Instruct our representatives to
work again It.
Several senate and bouse bills that appear
to be detrimental to the best interests nf
our state have been befor your committee,
and we recommend
That the two house rolls referring to
amendments of garnishes law, house rolls
Nos. m and 3 and senate files Nos. 71, 16.
and MS, be called to the attention of our
legislative committee, and that this com
mittee be instructed to csll tha attention
of our state railroad commissioner to sev
eral recent advance in minimum weight
of carload shipments, and endeavor to se
cure a mora satisfactory adjustment of th
am.
That we appeal for a national law adjust
ing what appear to be unjust charges,
arbitrary rulings, disregard of specified
routings, delays In transit, delays In settle
ment of clsims, unreasonable restriction of
free delivery limits, et on tha psrt of tb
express companies.
All of th a Dove la respectfully submitted;
1 8. A. SANDERSON,
I F. HOLLOWAY, .
V. C. KLEIN.
VEILED CHApGE OF BRIBERY
Attorney la Beath lavastla-attoa
Refer ta Alleged Corraptloa
of Ohio Official.
CHICAGO. Feb. 1.-W1U Frederick jj.
Bobbins, assistant treasurer of A Booth
A Ox. on th stand today, a veiled charge
that monay had been used to bribe an of
ficial of th state of Ohio waa mad by
Attorney Jacob Newman, representing th
creditor bank. Mr. Newman produced a
chack dated February X 1M, for 16.000,
mad payable to Harry I Gordon, and at
tached to a memorandum affirmed by W.
T. Cochrane. Mr. Robbin said be did not
know th Identity of Mr. Gordon.
"A a matter of fact," insisted Attorney
Newman, "do you not know that this
moaey was usod to bribe a public official
of tb state of Ohio and thst It was Irreg
ularly and fraudulently abstracted from
th treasury of A. Booth A Co?"
"I know nothing about it,' reiterated
th witness.
Th hearmg adjourned till Thursday next. -
CINCTNNATV, O., Petal U. Regarding
th suggestion in th A. Booth a Co. bear
ing at Chicago that a payment of 16,000
to lilm had been made for an Ohio official.
Harry A. Gordon, who is a prominent at
torney 1n thi city, said this afternoon:
"The $5.r was paid to ma aa a part of
my fe for services rendered to A. Booth
A Co. In the case which waa brought by
th attorney general to oust them from
doing .business: In th state of Ohio. No
part of tt aver wen to anybody but
my J f."
LIFE TERM FOR BURGLARY
Eatress Iralrara lm. eg la Iwa
far tha First Ttaae la
Hletary.
DES MOINICa. Feb. lt.-For tha first
time la th Mstory of Iowa a man was
sentenced to th penitentiary for life for
robbing house. CharUa Davenport, a
negro, la th Polk county district court,
wa ordered today by Judge Miller to be
tmprtsoaed for life at Fort Madison. He
fobbed woman of a diamond ring while
h waa asleep in her roonv
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W rril I H M-;
From the St. Paul Pioneer r.
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL IN
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Home Committee Reports Measure
Currying Big Appropriation.
FDTTD TO ENT0ECE HEPBURN LAW
Ataaaat Left at Sanaa Fig-are aa I.aet
Year Provides 38,000,000 for
Work aa the Panama,
, . CnnaL,. . . .
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WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.-Two mora dis
pjte between the president and congress
were revived today when the bouse com
mittee on appropriations reported the- sun
dry civil appropriation bill. On waa In
regard to th limitation of the use of the
secret service of the Treasury department.
Th other waa the appropriation for the
examination of account of railroad under
section JO of tba Hepburn rata law. The
bill, the largest of all th general supply
bills, carries an appropriation of H37.0ti2.0O7,
or t, 000,000 les than the estimates.
The committee Incorporated in th bill
the aam limitation on the use of th
secret servlc operatives aa was Included
In tha bill which becam a law last winter.
It waa this limitation that draw forth tha
ever criticism of th president In his an
nual message last December. For the en
forcement of section SO of the Hepburn bill
$360,000 I appropriated, th same aa last
year. '
Tha sum of 1350,000 waa voted a year ago
only after th president had written to
th speaker and had called several mem
ber to th Whit House to consult on th
subject Testimony taken by the commit
tee showed that during th sevtn months
of the present year only 141,000 of ths fund
had been expended and tn this amount was
included th salary ot thirteen examiner
for whom maintenance wa suggested by
th committee a year ago from another
fund. '1
To Reaaav Wreck of Mala.
In the bill tha president is authorised
with the consent of Cuba to Invite pro
posals for removing the wrecked battle
ahlp Main from Havana harbor and te
communicate with congress sa anon aa
may be practicable, estimate based upon
the proposals received thereunder. '
Th bill carrlc authority for th con
struction of a building at Washington at
a cost of 1? ,600, OilO to accommodate th
goologtcal survey, the reclamation service,
th general land office and th Indian
bureau. It I to be erected under tha su
pervlsion of th superintendent of th
capltol and to b under tha direction of
the ecretsry of the Interior.
The largest item In th bill I for con
tinuation of work on th Panama canal.
For this purpose $33.B,O09 is appropriated,
or $,orK,080 mor thsn Is carried In the
current sundry civil appropriation bill for
that expenditure. There will b a de
ficiency this year, however, of about' $5,
OuO.OCn. The second largest Hera la $19,171.
614 fur rivers snd harbors construction
work authorized by Isw. Another large
item Js $1S.H1S.VM for the construction of
public buildings. For the cost in main
taining public buildings already erected
there I appropriated $1,902,006 . for cus
todian and janitors.
Protection for Doaaaia.
Tli bill also recommend, at th urgent
request of th secretary of - the Interior,
for the appropriation of $1,000. Ou for the
protection of th public domain and th
Investigation of entries of public lands,
with a view of determining their validity.
This amount wss Increased at th last ses
sion from 20.000 to $600,000,
During th hearings on th bill an, In
vestigation wa mad of th coat to th
government of granting holidays, half holi
days and leave of absence to government
employe In th District of Columbia. From
data which was furnished by tha pubilo
printer. R is estimated by tli committee
that tht aura reachaa fully $3.00.0n an
nually. Of th $C,tg2.3U appropriated for
printing and binding $100,000 t to rpver th
holidays granted to the 1,000 employe In
tb government printing office. $100,000
cover the half holidays each week during
July, August and September and $XX,Ou0
to cover tha annual leave which la granted
to employe.
On tba reoommandatloa ef th Depart-
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
Not Much Time Left
COUNT THAT 0AY
WHOSE LOW CESCErttiNS
views rROJi thine hand .
NO WORTHY ACTION DONE
RACING BILL JECOMES A LAW
Governor Gillette Sign Meaaare
Soandlnsr Death Kaell of Pool .
' Selling la Callforala.
8ACRAMKNTO, Cal., Feb. 1$.-Govemor
Glllett today signed th anti-race track
gambling bill. 4 .
The' bill will have th effect of closing
the big track at Emeryville and Arcadia,
The measure was sent to the governor on
February 10, after having been passed by
both houses with practically no opposition.
The signing of the bill by -Governor G1I-
Alalt todayitsounds th. death knelt- of roni
selling at racfl fracas hi i.auiomra, as wen
as wiping out th various pool room which
have been operated openly and secretly In
all parfi"of the state. Violation of th new
law, which goes into effect sixty day from
date, Is punishable by Imprisonment In th
county jail or prison for a period of not lea
than thirty days . and not exceeding on
year.
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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19,-Th signing
of th Walker-Otis anti-race track gambling
bill by the governor at Sacramento today
will result In curtailing the present season
at Emeryville by about a month. At Santa
Anita the season's end will have been
reached before the bill become a law.
There Is no provision In tha bill relating to
the tlm ot its going Into affect. It will
therefor become operative within sixty
day from today. Deducting from thi Sun
days and holidays the new law will become
effective about May L Tha racing at Em
eryville waa to have continued until about
June 1, whllo at Santa Anita th season
closea officially about April 15.
PLOT TO DETHRONE NICHOLAS
t Pvtereharar Story Says Reaction
arlaa Wero Plan alas; Regrency .
. Under Grand Duke Vladimir.
' ST. - PETERSBURG. Feb. 19. A sensa
tional story of reactionary' plot to de
throne Emperor Nicholas and proclaim a
regency In Russia is being related In St.
Petersburg today In connection with the
recent death of Grand Duke Vladimir, the
emperor's oldest uncle. The authority for
the stoty Is a high judicial official of St.
Petersburg. According to this Individual
th affair waa uncovered In connection
with th revelations concerning the Asef
and Lopunklne case. While investigating
th relation between Asef and the re
actionary organization (Asef la th man
who ha been condemned to death by th
organisation becaua of hi alleged
treachery) tb prosecuting department cf
tha government found Indications that th
organisation, dissatisfied with th present
moderate policy of th government, dealred
to substitute a strong-handed reactionary
regime, and had formed a plan to estab
lish a regency under Grand Duke Vladimir.
How far th grand duke was cognisant of
this scheme Is not set forth, but th of
ficial in question said today that a search
of the documents In Vladimir' palace wa
about to be undertaken, when the grand
duke suddenly died. This put an end to the
project. . ,
SWORE OVER PHONE. ARRESTED
Operator Switches North Dakota)
Adjataat General Folia
When Laagua- Gets Fiery.
BISMARCK, N. D.. Feb. M.-Bx-Adjutant
General T. H. Poole Is under arrest, charged
with using Improper language while talking
over the telephone. .
It is alleged that b called up th wive
of several men whom h dislikes and abused
their husbands, aud because tha telephone
operator switched him to tha chief ot police,
ho turned his abuse on tba girl, using
words uuknown to polite society.
STORM VICTIM FOUND, DEAD
Promlaewt Attorney of Raelae, Miss
ing; glace Moaday, Foaad
Froaea la Food.
RACING Wis., Feb? 1.-Tlia body of
George Klholra. a prominent youug attorney
ot Racine, was found in a quarry, fifty
feet below a ledge, three mite north of
th city late laat night Th body w
froaea In a pond of to. 3bUa had boas
missing ainoo Monday. It la thought he
loot hi bearings in th storm, tumbled La to
th aood aad drowned
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BIG CUT IN PRIMING BILL
Federal Commission Reports Saving
of Half Million Yearly.
BILLIONS OF USELESS PAGES
Kaownrh Boolca Fonad la Storage to
flU Freleht Train Thro. Mile
. Long . Chan gee la Law
'' Suggested.
V.
' WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. Constant and
uninterrupted growth of the cost of public
printing has increased this Item of pubilo
exnenso from $1)00,000 In 1M0 to mor than
$7,000,000 In 1906. according to tha report of
the printing investigation commission
created four year ag-o, which oubroitted
today to congress a report covering its ex
tensive inquiry. The commission consists
of ths two committee on printing of th
two houses of congress, and Senator Piatt
I Ha chairman.
Savings of more than $600,000 a year are
being effected, according to th report, aa
th result of legislation recommended from
Urn to time, giving the joint committee
on printing certain powers ot supervision.
It statea that under recent legislation 279,"
538,887 printed 'pages. Including auch ex
pensive publications as th congressional
record, th publication of th geological
survey and the year book of th Depart
ment of Agriculture were eliminated from
th surplus printing which had formerly
been piled up In warehouses to be finally
condemned and sold as wast.
Billions of TJseless Pages.
The report make it clear that this print
ing waa entirely an undistributed surplus,
these surplus coplea being equivalent to
569.1M volumes of S0O page each for th
year 1907. The saving on these thre classes
ot publication was about $100,000. These
publications had been plied up until there
were more than - 1,500 tons In storage,
enough to fill an ordlnsry railroad train
mor than three mile long. Rent for that
portion of these publications stored outside
of th government buildings waa mor than
$13,500 a year.
Many department reports hav been re
duced In volume . and other hav been
recommended for discontinuance aa a re
sult of discovery, by .th eommlealon that
tha various executive departments and
bureaus were submitting their reports to
congress and had them put In type at
congressional xpense, after which th de
partment used th plate for It own pub
lication. The growth of ex pen dlt urea, it
la shown ha been driven backward until
th expenditure for th last thre years,
compared with 1906, show an average an
nual reduction of 10 per cent.
Th commission holds that revision of
th printing law, which Is the growth of
seventy years. Is necessary, citing the fact
that, while the printing statutes cover
probably fifty pages, the decision of the
comptroller and treasury and the opinion
of the attorney general In relation thereto,
would fill a large volume.
Plans for Printing Lavr.'
Tb roport says that the commission's
policy has been to build a printing law by
distinct parts which could later be Intel
ligently codified and that tt has laid th
groundwork for thi revision by securing
In advance legislation which would enable
a commute representing both house of
congress to protect th printing service
from th effect of errors or oversights
which might result from the numerous
specific repeals necessary to an Intelligent
revision and, codification.
Buckram Instead sheepskin Is to be used
in future in binding the book for th of
ficial file of th government deposited In
slat and territorial libraries and th de
signated depositories of each congres
sional district
Recommendations era mad for a dis
continuance of "bulk" appropriation and
providing' for report from th public
printer showing th product of th office.
Th commission Is composed of Senator
Piatt, Klklns and Milton and Represents
lives Lo-ndis, Perkins and Finley.
Looso to Be Klectroeated.
NEW TORK. Feb. .-Cerl Loose, the
baker who shot and killed his 1-year-old
H 1 1 r ), t a r an1 utMinilA him ,- u . k.i ,.r
Lonee of Tale, 8. D.. last November tn this
city, was today sentenced to b electro
cuted at Bine Silif durlri th
w .
SENATE STANDS PAT
Eefutei to Keoonsider Tote for a
Constitutional Convention.
DOUGLAS MEMBERS LEAD FIGHT
Howell and Hansom Both Declare
Convention Unnecessary.
TJ5A3LE TO C0NYHTCE . SENATE
Final Tote Overwhelmingly Ag-ainit
Beconsideration.
FRETTING OF THE BANK BILLS
Senate Order It Done, hat Coat mitt re
Mar Not Comply, ' aa It Hal
Heretofore Disregard
Sarh Orders.
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. 19. (Speclal.)-An effort
of th Douglas county senator to recall
B. F. 16S, by King ot Polk, providing for
th calling of a constitutional convention
on vote of the people by the next legisla
ture, failed In tha senate today by a vote
of I to 21.
Senator Howell moved that tha bill, which
had been passed by a large majority yes
terday, bo recalled from the house for
further consideration. II urged that a con
stitutional convention was an expensive
proposition and would cost tha state be
tween $100,000 and $300,000, which th state
did not need to spend, aa there waa no need
for It at present, and tha present method
of adopting amendments was sufficient for
th need of tha state. Th republican
legislature two yeara ago, he said, had re
fused to take auch action and had turned
down a bill to this effect. Now th re
publican were ready and willing to saddle
such a procedure upon tb democrats, which
they before refused to swallow.
Senator King defended his bill by saying
that two yeara ago th proposition did not
come up In th enate, but waa discussed
in tha house. Ha went over th argument
In favor ot a convention that h haf mado
when th bill waa discussed in committee
of th whole. It waa not a patty Issue,
Th matter would merely b submitted to
th people of th state. '. At present It waa
Impossible to adopt an amendment to tha
constitution that waa hot agreed to by th
two dominant parties.
Miller Opposes RevalL
Senator Miller of Lancaster opposed re
calling th bill and said li hoped there
would be no party talk about th measure.
Everyone, he aald, admitted there should
bo amendments to th constitution and h
thought it waa a general belief th atata
had grown to such proportions a conven
tion wa necessary. All talk of party In
connection with tha measure h asked to
be dropped. 1 . . , . '
Senators Donohoo of Holt, Tlbbcta of -Adams
and JUngon4 tt Scott'a Bluff fa
vored ' tha iltl 'and- opposed recalling tha.
measure. Senator Tlbbtts waa outspoken..
In his opposition to recall, saying It waa
not a party measure and waa a mov to
ward better government. v
Senator Ransom of Douglas thought tha
intent behind th measure waa to plac
more sumptuary lawn upon the statutes,
while there, were enough of thcao meas
ures on th books at present. He aald the
officer of th state government were in
complete control of tha corporations now
and there waa no need to change the con
stitution to th end of securing different
regulation.
. Raneona Fenra Corporation. (
Senator (Ransom during the course ot bis
appeal to th senators appealed to th mem
bers ot the majority party asklrjr them to
stand against th bill. Ha aald if the atata
ordered a constitutional convention it would
open th possibility of corporation control
of the government by giving the big cor
poration tb power to mold the tunda-'
mental law of tha commonwealth. This, ho
told tli senate, would b '1 serious thing
and on devoutly to be shunned. If this
were to result ths people would turn down
tha democratic party at Jlie next electiou
and would do It in no uncertain maimer.
Senator Tibbeta almost laughed In the
face of th Douglas county statesman at
his remarks about corporation control and
dented that he had anyone dictating to him
and thought that anything tha people or
dered would bo accomplished in decency
and with honesty and that ther waa
nothing whatever to fear and that the
Douglas rounly senator was raising a hua
and cry about something that did not exist.
The motion to recall waa lost by a vot
of 8 to xl. those voting for it belnjg: Besse,
Fuller, Howell, Ketchum. Kioln, Itaoaom,
Tanner and Volpp. Thoee absent at the
time were: Banning. Barton Hatfield and
Buhrman,
Compromise on Seath Omaha Charter.
Senator Tanner Is of th opinion he will
bo able to chang th South Omaha charter
In such a way that it will go through th
house without bringing a protest from any- .
body save Jerry Howard', who ''m fight
for his own charter until th laat ditch la
reached. '
He has been In consultation with a num
ber of South Omaha people and it ha been
suggested that th bill be changed ao that
tha cost of paving be assessed, one-third to
the abutting property owners and two
thirds to tha city Instead of half and half
as the measure now provides. He will also
consent to an amendment paying members
of the Park board $10 a year Instead of J'O
a monm ae is now in me mil. runner
than this he la willing to Incorporate a
provision paying th members of th coun
cil mi a month Instead of $60 a month,
which they now receive, lie baa not com
mitted himself to this, but If the taxpayers
consent he will not object.
An opportunity will be given for a hearing
befor th commute en cities and towna
to all cltlsens of South Omaha who dealt.
In the near future, th data being aa yet
not definitely fixed.
Priatlagr Bask Bills. 1
Tha senste today ordered the printing ot
1,000 copies of the joint committee guaranty
bank bill, or II. It. iza. and also XOov
coplea of th Myers guaranty bill, 8. F.
20. Aa the matter was rehired to ths
committee on printing, which ' severs.,
weeks ordered tu print 1,000 copied jaf the
Volpp bill, which was not done, there Is r.
possibility the extra printing all) not bu
ordered. There Is a si-ntlmetit against t'-.ilr
which may 'prevail. The fact that the 'J1
Is not in tlie form noma of the senators
would like to see adopted is ne reason fr
this attitude. They aV1re more pf a ;in
Ished product to go out a the officii)
measure, and are unwilling to say yet that'
th joint committee bill represents this.
Bartoa aa lasaraaco Bill.
Ralativ to th, bill Introduced, which
will requir stock, accident and mutual In-