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VOL. XXXVIII NO.
TAFT TAKES OATH
ON ANOLD BIBLE
Eook Belonging; to Supreme Court
to Be Uied in Inauguration
MANY NEW BOOKS ED
Volume Selected Has Bet, v
ment Property for Cen. '-,
TAFT GOES TO WHITE
Preiident-elect Holdi Short Cot'5'
ence with President.
PRECEDENT TO BE BROKEN
Kx-Presldent Ronwtrll Will (in from
Ceremony Direct to Train Instead
of Retnralna; In White
WASHINGTON. Feb. :. William H.
Taft will take the oath of office as pres
ident of the fritted State on Hie century
old Bible which belongs to the supreme
court of the United 8tatea and by It kept
in custody. Ther la a touch of sentiment
In this decision which Mr. Taft announced
tonight with the statement that had he
become a member of th1 supreme court
his oath would have been taken on
Identically the same book.
1 Hiring the last few daya there have
been many offera of Blblca to the pros
pective president. He has not declined
to receive the gifts, but his answer has
been that It would bo Impossible for him
to receive them for the purpose Intended.
It has been the custom of past presidents
to uo a new or an historic Bible In taking-
their osth of office, and each lias re
tained the book thereafter. Mr. Taft will
niako no claim on the Bible of his rholce.
and It will go back to the archives of
the ancient court, for which there are
, many evidences of respect and a llnger
' Ing fondness on the part of Mr. Roose
Precedence In another ancient Inaugural
detail la to be broken next Thursday In
the Intention of President Roosevelt to
go from the Inaugural ceremonies at the
cupltol direct to his train for Oyster Bay
and not return to the Whlt House In the
carriage with Mr. Taft.
In this event there will be a vacant seat
, In the presidential carriage on Its return
to the White House, and It Is now pro
posed to have this seat occupied by Mrs.
Taft. The decision, however, has not
been made, but the aubject la under con
sideration. Taft Consalta Roosevelt.
From morning church services at the
Unitarian church, of which he Is a mem
ber, Mr. Taft today went to the White
House, whero an hour was spent with
President Roosevelt in going over that
portion of Mr. Taffs Inaugural address
' iiliii l!cURe what is to ba hi policy
respecting the foreign relations of the
country. Mr. Taft said that no material
changes, If any, would be made In the ad
dress aa the result of the conference. He
added that he had previously gone over
the whole document with Mr. Roosevelt.
' Mr. and Mrs. Taft were luncheon guests
of Senator and Mrs. Halo, and from 4 un
til 6:30 this afternoon an Informal recep
tion was given Mrs. Taft by Miss Board
man. kMany persons called, and as the
president-elect was present the affair took
on pretentious proportions.
rsssna Canal Zone Bill.
Senator Klttredge had an extended inter
view with Mr. Taft during the afternoon
respecting the Mann bill, providing for a
government for the Panama canal xone.
which la pending Ir. the senate. This meas
ure Is Intended to give legislative author
ity for practically the present system of
government! there, which was established
by executive rather than legislative author
ity. The measure makes a few change In
the system, but It is approved In Its en
tirety by Mr. Taft, who Is anxious that It
become law. Mr. Klttredge Is understood
to have expressed some doubt as to the
ability of the senate to consider the meas
ure at the present session, because of lack
The proposed mail subsidy for steamships
was talked of between Mr. Taft and Rep
resentatives Overstreet and Landls of In
diana. These subsidies are approved by
Mr. Taft said tonight that he had as yet
given no thought to possible changes in
the diplomatic service of the United States
and any speculation which has been made
In that direction bad no foundation so far
as It might pretend to represent his Ideas.
The president-elect has no particular plans
kfnr tomorrow, but remarked that each day
now seemed to present Innumerable dlversl-
(Continued on Beoond Page.)
Sums Hard to Do for Board
Opening Court House Bids
The Board of County Commissioner will
open at noon today the bids of about sixty
contractors for the construction of tho new
Douglas county court house. In several
ways the board In determining to whom
the work shall go, faces a task of no small
Bids have been submitted through the di
rection of Architect John Latenser for both
the whole work and for separate part of
the construction. It Is quite possible that
no one contractor will be awarded the
ork, because the total cost of building
the court house may be smaller by employ
ing the five lowest bidder for separate
portions of the work.
The general bid. "Bid A," does not. how
ever. Include the complete finishing and
furnishing of the new building, lighting
fixtures, elect rlu wiring and conduits, ele
vators and other Items ot the sort being
The divisional bids, termed officially
separation bids," are five In number.
Separation bid No. 1 includes excavation,
underpinning, mortar and concrete, orna
mental terra cotta work, brick work and
structural terra cotta.
Separation bid No. S Includes granite and
rut atone work, and No. S, steel and iron
work. No. 4 la roofing and sheet metal
work and carpenter work. No. ( Is marble,
mosala and tile and teraxso floors.
It le likely that several of the county com
missioners will go bom with headaches
th veolnf, because the bids will Involve
Kills New W orkcr
Otto Winninghoff Victim of Sunday
Morning Accident in Plant of
American Smelting Company.
While adjusting a bolt on a copper ma
chine In the blacksmith shop of the smelt
ing works Otto Wennlnghnff. 19 years of
sge. was seized by the clothing and carried
'nto the sir on a revolving shaft of the
-achlne. Before the machine could be
jiped Ms neck. jaw. arms and legs were
4oken against timbers. He died within
twenty minutes. The accident happened
about 9 o'clock Sunday morning.
Toung Wennlnghnff lived with his wid
owed mother, Mrs. Plna. Wcnnlnghoff, at
1M3 North Twenty-second street, and had
been In the employ of the smelting com
pany about three months He has three
older brothers. Km II. Charles ami Frank,
a younger brother, Henry, and two plsters,
Kdith and Angela, who are IT. and 7 years
of age, respectively. His father dropped
desd ot hart trouble about a year ago
while In the employ of the smelter.
The family Is of (lerman extraction, but
wss reared In Omaha. Otto Wonnlnghoff
having gone to school at a parochial In
stitution. He attended the church of St.
Mary Magdalene, Nineteenth and Dodge
Witnesses of the accident say Wennlng
tioff was attempting to put a belt on a
pulley of his machine, which was running
at the ordinary rate, not having been shut
off. They say he was suddenly seen re
volving In the air with a shaft of the ma
chine and was hanging by his clothes.
Frightened almost out of their wits, the
men ran for the foreman, Instead of shut
ting off the power nnd relieving Wennlng
hoff from bint posit lm before It was too
late. When the foreman, O. Petorman, ar
rived and stopped the machine the victim
was dying. He expired soon after Dr.
The body was In such mutilated condition
that no one was allowed to see It. Coro
ner Heafey has It In charge and will hold
an Inquest Monday afternoon nt 2 o'clock.
No arrangements have been mado for the
The witnesses of the accident were Mike
Oerdle, 1421 Canton street; Louis Glue,
Fourteenth and William streets, and Frank
Kolarer. Third and William .streets.
Evidence in Cooper
Sharp Murder Trial
Review of Evidence Presented vby
Both Sides Shows Many Flat
. NASH VI UUE. Tenn.. Feb. . 28. Sunday
was a busy day for counsel on both aides
of the Cooper-Sharp trial for the slaying
of former United States Senator B. W.
Carmack. Tho adjournment at noon Sat
urday over until Monday concluded the
sixth week of the trial and the tenth day
of actual testimony.
The state has offered testimony to show
that Senator Carmack received threats that
unless he omitted Colonel Cooper's name
from the columns of the Tennessean,
either he or Cooper would have to die.
Its witnesses told how the senator, whllo
In the act of speaking t0 his friend and
neighbor, Mrs. Eastman, was startled by
hearing Colonel Cooper say: "Bo there
you are. we have the drop on you."
Mrs. Eastman swore that the senator was
In the act of raising his hat when the
hostile voice was heard, that he partially
drew his revolver, that before he could
use It he was shot and fell Into the gutter
On the other hand, the defense thus far
has offered testimony to show that Colonel
Cooper saw Carmack by accident while his
son Robbln tried to lead him away; that
he turned and said he would talk with
Carmack; that Robin Cooper followed his
father; that the moment Carmack heard
Colonel Cooper's voice he (Carmack) drew
his revolver; that Robin Cooper sprang be
tween his father and the senator, received
the bullets aimed at the elder Cooper and
then shot and killed Carmack In self
defense. Water Works for Alcester,
SIOUX FAl.1.8. R. V.. Feb. (Special.)
On petition of a large number of the
residents the board of trustees of the town
of Alcester hss called a special election,
to be held on March Is, for the purpose
of submitting to the voters the proposition
of Issuing bonds In the sum of ST.Ono for
the construction of a municipal system
of water works.
mora intricate thinking on their part than
usual. The bids will also be doubled, in
part at least, because they are called for
on two years and on the twoand one-half-year
propositions, It being the plan to
find out how much more It will cost to
build the court house In the lesser time
than In the longer.
Scores of contractors In Omaha to bid on
the construction of the new Il.0rt0.0u0 Doug
las county court house vie with each other
In praising the new building and compli
menting the people of the county on their
enterprise In undertsklng to erect such a
handsome and substantial structure as Is
contemplated. With hardly one exception
the contractors say that the new court
house will be the equal of nearly any
county building In the eastern cities, and
they believe that It will be the source of
pride on the part of the people of the city
and county for many years to come.
The leading hotels of the city are filled
with connoting contractors or represents
ttves of competing contracting firms. L.
Qroff and 'tV. Marsh of La Crosse, and C.
R, Vaugh nd II. B. Campbell of St. Louis
tneir neami aarters In other hotels. Local
contractors have submitted bids, among
these belnjf r. P. Gould Son. B. J.
Jobst. Capital City Brick and Tile com
pany, John H. Harte, Walter Petersen and
n. F. Johnson of South Omaha
are at the raxton; E. K. Green and James
W. Black iSf Bt. Iouls and R. W. Pearee
of Kansas ply are at the Loyal, and a
v. i"uc( wnirai-iori are maaln
GETS THE "C. Q. D."
Mid-Ocean Warning that He is
Needed in South Omaha Came
WESELESS NEWS OF HOME RIOTS
South Omaha Breaks Into Dispatches
Floated to Steamships.
PRELATE BACK FROM EUROPE
Trip to Vatican and Old Home in
Ireland Good Rest.
SIR HORACE PLUNKET IS BUSY
Work of Well Kniinn Irish Member
Accomplishing: Moch for Farmers,
Knconraared hy New System
of Rent Payment.
Aboard the steamship Adriatic In mid
ocean a week ago today a fellow traveler
said to lit. Rev. Richard Scannell, bishop
"You ha better hurry back to your
home, they need you there, as a mob Is
tearing down houses and breaking In
store fronts In South Omaha and many
have been Injured."
Thus the bishop gut the "C. Q D." more
than threo days before ho reached New
York. The wireless had been busy during
the night, and the prelate enroute home
after three months abroad was told of the
riots In South Omaha a week ago yester
day , almost as soon as people knew It In
Omaha, who waited for the morning news
papers at the breakfast table.
Tho bishop heeded the "C. Q. D.," not
that he thought he was needed In South
Omaha, but because he was In a hurry
to get home, and he went from the ship
to the train in New York City, arriving
In Omaha Sunday morning.
In good spirits, nnd having enjoyed a
good rest, the bishop talked interestingly
at his hrmu last evening, after he took a
long walk, passing the new cathedral of
St. Cecelia's, which has mado progress
during the three months he has been
News Scarce Near Source.
"We did not learn from the papers of
Italy as much about tho earthquake In
Sicily as you knew about It here," said
Btshop Scannell. "They printed the news
there In a series of short telegrams or bul
letins, not any more satisfactory than
those we received aboard the ship. They
do not summarize news there and handle
It like they do on American newspapers,
so we were comparatively uninformed as to
the details of the earthquake horror. As
for securing lists of the dead and Injured
they nver will gt U oomnlete list or any
thing like It. All Italy went to work to
relieve the situation, but not a .great deal
was known of the details from the press.
"All Europe seems to he In a state ot
unrest and fear. The eastern question Is
unsettled and seems likely to make serious
trouble. My impression was one of con
flicting Interests always near a clash. In
dustrial, social, political, and no morning
dawns when people can be sure that there
will not be an ominous war cloud blowing
up from ever the border of another coun
try. There Is no such peace and no such
era. for progress and advancement as
there is in America.
Sir Horace Plnnket'a Good Work.
"In Ireland conditions are much better,
and in this connection the work of Sir
Horace Plunket, whom Omahans know,
means much to the people. His work for
co-operation has resulted In better handling
of the lands and It might be said they are
being handled In some such scientific way
as In the United States. They have their
co-operative organizations for handling the
dairy, poultry and general farming Inter
ests. Ireland Is going ahead, at least In
the country, while the towna are declining.
Transportation rates In England and Ire
land are too high and givo Industries there
a hard struggle. America can successfully
compete with the factories of England be
cause goods made In the United States can
be landed In one of the great ports for less
than they can be hauled on Great Britain's
railroads from one end ot the country to
"The new system of handling the land
rents, whereby the tenants will become
the owners In fee simple, has given encour
agement to those working the lands. The
rents, now much reduced to what they
were under the old landlord system, con
stitute partial payments on the lands, and
this means the people will own them In a
"In England there Is much unrest. Pa
rades of Idle working-men are common.
Their banners make ominous shadows. So
cialism Is making some progress. It grows
stronger In England, It Is increasing on the
continent, though not so much aa some
people Imagine. It Is easier for socialism
to Increase In the countries where so few
people own property. Socialism is not mak
ing the progress In this country which It
can make In Europe, because such a large
percentage of people own their homes."
Klngr rinds Old People.
One of the natural things In the world
wss noted by Bishop Scannell while In the
British Isles. An old people's pension has
Just been established. "The king never
knew he had so many old people In his
realm," was the comment ot the bishop
of Omaha. "They are finding more old men
than they ever thought existed."
While In Rome and within the Vatican
the short service was celebrated for the
beatification of Joan of Arc, by which the
peasant girl becomes one of tltoee who might
be said to have attained the second degree
of sanctity. It remains now for the blessed
Joan of Are to be made a saint after cer
tain requirements are met. according to
"The service was short; It occupied about
an hour, the pone delivering a short ad
dress." said Bishop Scannell.
"I was astonished by some of the reports
of a conversation which was alleged to
have taken place between the holy father
and myself. In which some correspondent
quoted the pope as remarking on the atren
uousnesa of American life and the lack of
the strenuous spirit In Italy. Of course
such a conversation was absurd. wo.
other remarks which were put Into my
mourn, ana now they got the report out
is more than I know. The reports from
Rome carried out by the Associated Press
sre reliable. I think that story must have
been made to order In this country."
MONDAY MORXIXO, MARCH
From the Denver Post.
SPECULATORS ARE CONFUSED
Market Undergoes Further Adjust
ment to New Conditions.
ALL EYES ON STEEL SITUATION
Selling; Moremrnt Has Character of
Extended Liquidation Prices Still
Unsettled Copper Trade
Adds to Passle.
NEW YORK. Keb. .-Th stock market
last week underwent a further violent re
adjustment to the new condition in the
steel trade disclosed by the throwing open
of the market to eager competition
for business and the week, although a
short one, was filled with turmoil and
confusion. While It was not clear that tho
readjustment had been completed at the
close of the week, obviously much had
been accomplished towards that end, and
substantial rallies had followed. Estimates
of the future continued very conflicting
both as to the shaping of the trade pros
pect and as to the speculative position In
the. stcck market.
Uneasiness over the copper trade and by
Inference other metal trades was added
to the puzzle of the steel trade develop
ments. In none of these had there been
lnck of previous knowledge of an unsatis
factory condition so far as present demand
was concerned, but the necessity for a vio
lent cut In prices and a damaging scram
ble amongst producers to bring out busi
ness, came apparently as a shock to specu
lative sentiment. This shock seemed not
only felt by the general speculative public,
but by Important interests in the trades
themselves and the character of the sell
ing of the stocks gave the impression of
substantial liquidation. This caused a be
lief that the new conditions were by the
leading steel Interests and that those In
terests had cherished a genuine hope that
the centralized control which has been
achieved In the steel industry would be
able to obviate the usual course of un
settling price movements which have ac
companied previous periods of depression.
Prices Still Unsettled.
The week saw no definite settlement
reached for a basis of prices and the de
termination was avowed by the great pro
ducers to adhere to the new policy to
such lengths as should provo necessary to
bring out orders. Wage reductions, possible
strikes, the danger of prolonged stagnation
In the trade while awaiting the framing of
the new tariff of duties on steel and proba
bility of demands on tho railroads for
lower freight rates on steel product and
unnumbered other phase of the problem
(Continued on Second Page.)
Watch the pen
nies and the dollars
will take care ' of
thrifty watch the
Watch the want ads, they make
the pennies that grow to dollar.
When you keep things you don't
need they are worth less every
There are a lot of people
who know this who want to
sell all sorts of things cheap.
They sell them through Bee
want ads. All you have to do
is to keep reading the want
ads. You will find you can
save a lot of money by buying
what is advertised ther
Police and Fire
Funeral of Newly Appointed Commis
sioner Attended by Officers and
Carl Brandeis, the new appointed fire and
police commissioner who' died of pneumonia
and heart trouble Saturday morning, was
burled Sunday afternoon at Pleasant Hill,
the Jewish cemetery. The funeral service
was held at the home, 856 South Twenty
eighth street and was attended by so many
people that a large number of them could
not get Into the house. '
Acting Chief of Police Patrick Mostyn,
Police Sergeants Hayes, Cook and Sam
uelson, and three platoons of police repre
sented the police department at the funeral,
while Chief Charles A. Salter and Assist
ant Chief Simpson, with about eighty fire
men, attended from that branch of the
service. eBautlful floral pieces had been
sent by both departments, along with amny
from friends. Members of the three lodges
to which Mr. Brandeis belonged were pres
ent. Rabbi Frederick Cohn of Temple Israel
conducted .the services In accordance with
the ritual of the Reformed Jewish church,
of which Mr. Brandeis was a member.
Rabbi Cohn also delivered a funeral ad
The pallbearers were Hyman Goldstein,
Morris Levy, D. M. Meyer. Julius Furth,
Max Morris and Ferdinand Adler.
Beside the widow and three children of
Mr. Brandeis, the following relatives were
present: A brother, Isador Brandeis, of
Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. Olga
Bernhart. of Milwaukee; and three broth
ers of Mrs. Brandeis. Max and Jake Kell
ner of Stillwater. Minn.. mH t.-.i,
. . ....... . v . V CI 1 -ner
REMAIN IN KENTUCKY
Lawmakers Who Fled from State to
Break Qaorom Will Itemaln
HOFKIN8YIM.B. Ky.. Feb. .-The
eight democratic, senators who Friday
broke the quorum In the Tennessee legis
lature and fled to Kentucky to prevent
their arrest, have abandoned their Inten
tion of returning to Nashville on Monday
and say they will remain in Hopklnsvllle
until the general assembly adjourn.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arm Yeaman ar
rived here today and 1 keeping the ena
tor under strict surveillance. The sena
tors today held a long conference with
Governor Patterson' private secretary and
with Mr. Austin Peay, his political man
ager. They assert that their sole object In
breaking a quorum Is to prevent the re
publicans from participating In the elec
tion of democratic primary election com
missioner and if necessary that they will
remain away from Tennessee a year.
MURDER OF MISS ROSEN
IS PLANNED IN PRISON
Negro Who Killed Vonnc Woman In
Otlimni Taken to De Moines
for Safe Keeping.
PES MOINES, Feb. 28-John Junken,
self-confessed negro slayer of Clara Iloseii
t Ottumwa, la., February t, was brought
to De Moines today from Alhla and was
placed In Jail here for safe keeping, a
feeling run high In Ottumwa, the scene of
five brutal mnurders of women by negroes.
Junken, In a confession here today, de
clared he had deliberately planned to com
mit the deed at Ottumwa while he was still
an Inmate of the Madison penitentiary serv
ing time for robbing and beating a woman.
Junken killed Ml Rosen Just a few day
after hi release from oFrt Madison prison,
on January It.
The grand Jury meet in Ottumwa
Wednesday, when the rase will be submit
ted first, and immediately upon the return
of the Indictment the trial will be called
before Judge Robert. Junken will be kept
In the Jail her until that time. He la 2T
year of g and baa served n lustrous
term In prison.
WORK ON BIC SUPPLY BILLS
Number of Important Measures Are
Yet Before Senate.
CONGKESS ENDS THURSDAY NOON
1'amber of Men Long Prominent In
Both Honses Will Retire from
Public Mfe with Close
of the Session.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 28.-The Sixtieth,
congress will come to an end next Thurs
day noon with the inauguration of Taft
and Sherman. Until that time business in
both the senate and the houso will be in
a hurly-burly condition, with conference
reports on appropriation bills the principal
order of business.
All of the big supply bills have been
passed by the house and all but the sundry
civil military academy and general de
ficiency bills have passed the senate. The
supply measures In conference are the
legislative, executive and Judicial; the pen
sion, army, agriculture, fortification and
rivers and harbors appropriation bills.
An effort will be made In the senate by
Senator Hey burn to have the conference
report on the penal code bill adopted, but
some opposition Is anticipated. In the
house It Is expected the question of chang
ing the rules to establish a calendar day
for the consideration of hills will be taken
upon Monday and on Tuesday an effort
will be made to pass the senate bill pro
viding for the granting of subventions to
mall carrying vessels between I'nlted
States ports and South merlca, Japan.
China and Australasia. The passage of
the bill will be stubbornly resisted. The
Appalachian and White mountain forest
reservation bill will receive first attention
from the house Monday. The senate will
meet In special session on Thursday to
Many Congressmen Retire.
Twelve senators and seventy-seven rep
resentatives, who are members of the pres
ent congress, will be absent when the
Sixty-first congress assembles In special
session on March 15. The re-election of
Mr. Hopkins In Illinois snd St. Stephenson
In Wisconsin takes place, It Is possible
that the numler of senatorial absentee
will be augmented to fourteen. ,
Of the seventy-seven representatives who
retire on March S. one, Mr. Hepburn of
Iowa, who ha served twenty-two years
(Continued on Second Page.)
Inauguration of President
Is News Feature of Week
WASHINGTON. Feb. a.-AII other events
of the week will be overshadowed by the
Inaguiatlon at Washington of William
Howard Taft. twenty-aeventh president of
the United States. On Thursday while
President Taft graces the hell that will
bring the Inaugural program to a brilliant
close, Mr. Roosevelt, relieved of the bur
dens of state, will be surrounded by his
neighbor of Oyster bay and Mr. Bryan
will be the guest of honor at a dollar din
ner In Pittsburg.
If he it permitted to f illow the plans
chosen. Mr. Roosevelt will go to New
York late Thursday, and thence to Ovster
Bay, where home-coming demonstration
na ocen arranged.
On Monday the senate committee on tu-
dlclary ha agreed to vote on the report
or the subcommittee which Investigated
th merger of the Tennessee Coal and
Iron company with the United States Hu-el
corporation. Two reports will be before
th committee proer. The majority re
port declares that the merger aonears n
have been illegal and that the president
was unauthorised ti permit aiwh merger.
The minority report In aubstanre finds
that the legality or Illegality of the ab
sorption t a question for the courts to
decide, th committee lacking Jurisdiction
and thst th president In no tenia "per
muted' th deal The point of Interest
COl'V TWO CUNTS.
JIOItE JX HOUSE
Two-Thirds of Time for Making New
laws in Nebraska Has
MACHINE BUILDING GOES ON
Platform Promises Neglected for Cre
ating Jobs for Democrats.
WILL RUSH BANKING BILL
Committee Will Try to Have Measure
Passed This Week.
DISAGREE WITH MR. BRYAN
Members of Committee Hare Made
jVatnher of Changes In Proposed
Act Slnee "ae of Fair,
view Approved It.
'From a Staff Correspondent )
LINCOLN. Feb. 2S. Spelal.)Eig,teen
days more In the house and tvnty-two
days more of the senate and this demo
cratic legislature will have passed Into
history, nr at least the sixty days, the
length of the srnnlon for which tho mem
bers may draw pay will have expired. It
Is a reasonable guess to say few of the
members will be here very long after the
The legislators are behind on their plat
form pledges, for Instead of sttendlng to)
their promlKcs first of h!1 they have been
busy looking alter the construction of a
gigantic political machine for the ttenefit
of the officeholders In the party. Becaus
of this they now enter upon the lsst days
of tho seRlon without A slnglo platform
The banking bill, which Is the work of a
committee of the houso and senate and
Judge I. I,. Albert working under the su
pervision of Governor Shallenbcrger and
others, will be reported back from the
standing committee the first thing this
week and nn effort made to pass It through
the house and then the senate before
There srema little doubt this can b
done, unless some of the member of the
legislature who promised their constitu
ents that they would favor a real guar
anty hank law. which would In hard times
prevent panics, object to the measure now
In the hands of the committee.
Iltaaarree with Mr. Bryan.
Notwithstanding Mr. Bryan gave his
hearty endorsement to the bill a prepared
by the committee et al. the member of
the committee themselves did not approve
of the work after It had been completed
and It has been changed in many par
ticulars. In fact the house would have,
saved time had It passed the Victor Wiu -son
banking bill. By a very few changes
the Wilson bill could have been mado Intd
the measure now pending. Mr. Wilson went
before the hanking committee recently and
secured every amendment he naked for
save one tho committee refused to cut
out that part of tho measure which pro
vided that Governor Shallenbcrger should
have sole authority In selecting the em
ployes under the terms of the bill.
Mr. Wilson and other banker secured a
big cut In the levy to create tho guaranty
fund and as It now stands under the term
of the bill not more than 1 per cent of
the dcpoelts can he levied In one year to
guarantee all the deposits In the state. This
would mean the raising of tbe enormous
amount of W6o.wo In one year, based on
a total of WO.ftJO.OOO deposits. About
enough to bolster up one ordinary bank.
Will Revise Banking; Uwt,
It is with such a guaranty fund Mr.
Bryan' legislature would prevent panics
in hard times and bank-failures. But to
make up for the absence of the panacea
for panics' the legislature Intends to do
more than It promlHed, by revising the en
tire banking laws of the state and making
of the banks a valuable political asset.
So If the legislature falls down on It
promise to guarantee bank deposit It will
offset this by giving a bunch of demo
crats good Jobs.
The promise to the people to give them
elective precinct assessors, used a a vote
catcher In the campaign, Is going to be
hard to keep, for the level-headed busi
ness men In the legislature know this
would mean a return to the old system
under which the state was unable to rats
sufficient revenue to meet Its obligation
by reason of the fact that the assessors
were elected under a pledge to keep down
the valuation of property. The bill which
contain that pledge has bean recom
mended for passage In the house, and no
doubt It will pass, but it will hav hard
sledding In the senate.
The other platform pledges ar scat-
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will be whether the retiring president hj
to be absolved or officially blamed. In
either event the matter la still to be fought
out In the senate.
The epeciaJ new regarding the navy
will he the naming of a successor to Rear
Admiral Sperry. The retrial of the Stand
ard Oil company of Indiana for the al.
leged acceptance of rebtite probably will
reach the testimony-taking singe arly In
the week. The action ta being tried na
ture Judge Anderson at Chicago.
Three weeks- competition of the Amer
ican Bowling congress, wulch began at
Pittsburg Saturday, will be In full swing,
with bowler from western Pennsylvania
and Ohio on the program. The foreign
field, with the exception of the Balkan
situation, bids fair to be comparatively
quiet during the week.
The women suffragiat In London will
continue their effrr(s to bring public at
tention to their cause. Most of the leader
are at present In Jail, but their lieutenant
will not be Idle, and their advance on the
House of Commons and further conflict
with the police are to be expected.
new cabinet for Newfoundland I to h
amtour.red lefnre next Thursday, jt g
being formed by Sir Kdward Morris, th
opposition leader. In succession to th
Bond government, whlob raelgneg JJttXn
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