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VOL. XXXV11I NO.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOHNINO. MARCH '.. 1901) TWELVE PAGES.
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'.OVV COURT HOUSE
MD UXDEtt MILL10X-
Caldwell & Drake of Columbus, lnd.,'
Offer to Build it for
WST WILL BE LESS IF DIVIDED
Same Firm Hat Lowest Bids on Four
ROBERT BUTKE, OMAHA, GETS IN
Long End of Work by Home Man if
BIDS REFERRED TO A COMMITTEE
Offer Rang from 83.1,000 to $1,
MH,mm and Varloos Material
tre aprrtflrd, Which R e
mnln te Br Considered.
Caldwell a) Xrk, Columbus, Xndn
twenty months, 9834,844.
K. Ellnbrrr company, Chicago, two
V. Jobst, Peoria, HI., two years, $889,500.
Jam Black Masonry and Construction
company, St. X,oals, two years, $873,333.
Morrow Bros., Baltimore, MA., two years,
B. J. Jobst, Omaha, two and half yrs,
Jam Black Maaonry and Construction
company, Bt. Louis, $894347.
Ladd-Sawyer Construction eominy, Den
Jam-s Black Masonry and Contracting
company, St. Louis, two years; $300,000.
Jamea Black Masonry and Contracting
company, bt. Louis, two and one half years,
Ambrose Stannard, New York City, two
F. I'. Gould & Son, Omaha, two and one
h.ilf years; 11174.583.
other material, two and one-half years;
John II. Harte, Omaha, two and one-half
Northern Construction company, Mil
waukee, two years; $932,000; two and one
half years, tKC.OOU.
It. Burke, Omaha, two and one-half years;
General Construction company, Milwaukee,
Wis.; two and one-halt years; SW7.0M0.
C. It. anglin, St. Louis, Mo., two years;
llllger & Co., Chicago, two years;
41 ln. Ui: n. s nr nnu.linlf I'rara It ATk QTti
4 I ifX'.i'lU J SJ(U VIIV linn i ,v wtv v
William Grace company, Chicago 111., two
V. Peterson. Omaha, two and one-half
years; ll.MU.UW. . , '
B. J. Jobst, Omaha, two years; $916,000.
A. & S. Wilson company, Pittsburg,
two years; $'jl2,uo0; one and one-half years;
Thomption-Starreit company. Chicago, 111.,
5iwo and one-half years; $W5,000.
Conners Bros. Co., Lowell, Mass., two and
one-half years. $1,036,000.
Will lost Indrr Million.
Doujtlua county's new court house will
not cost more than $1,0(0,000 unless ele
vators, electric wlrlag, lockers and the
heating apparatus costs more than $175,000.
Caldwell & Drake, contractor of Columbus,
lnd., were the low bidders on the complete
Job when bids were opened by county
commissioners Monday, the hid of the firm
being tRIM.H-W, and It offers to complete the
work In twenty months.
Taking four of the bids on separate parts
of the construction submitted by Caldwell
A Diuk? and the bid of K. Butke of
Omaha for another part of the work the
court house without fixtures will cost
All bids are to be gone over, as the ma
terlils differ and substitution of the same
kind of material specified by Caldwell &
Drake by some other bidder, may make a
difference, and a careful comparison of
the materials specified may give preference
to some other bidder. But as the bids
stand. Caldwell & Drake are lowest on the
complete Job and their four bids on sep
arate parts of the work are the lowest.
A number of bids were above $1.000,omO for
the complete Job and contractors offered
to complete the work In from eighteen
rnonio" i . v... ...... . .
Ht. I ouls contractor bid IWO.oOO and of
fered to do the work in two yeara. putting
In another bid at SM5.0O If the work tk
-two-snd rne-half years.
r-.Two bide were thrown out because no
certified checks were sent with the bids.
The iMMtrd ordered the certified checks,
amounting to m re than J700,0iO. to ba
held until the county board ordered their
return. The SfiO checks deposited for plans
may be bad at any time, according to an
order of the board.
When the reading, which took Just one
hours and fifteen minutes, was complete,
the bids were referred to the county clork.
comptroller and the chairman of the board
for tabulation and summarising
Total of Separation Blda.
The total of the five separation bids
amounted to $SJ,3'l. or about fl.0) less
than the bids for the entire structure. One
of the separation bids, an Omaha firm, R.
Butke, was the lowest mi 8eparation No.
1, the bid being 157,475.
o. 1-R. Butke. Omaha $.57,175
ro. ; Calnwell & Drake, Columbus,
N". s-Caldwe!l & Drake, Columbus,
,N t -Caldwell & Drake. Columbui
No. 5 Caldwell & Drake. Columbus.
Separation bid No. 1:
Northern Construction company, Mil
Caldwell tt Drake, Columbus, lnd.,
R. Hotkey, Omaha, $37,475.
Moore Bros.. Baltimore. Md.. $3,(Kiu.
Peterson, Omaha, $J&.ono.
Busk. Omaha. $.119.7.
M. Allen, Son A. Co., Peoria. 111.,
Northern Construction company, Mil-
, Caldwell at Drake. Columbus, lnd., t3oi,
M. Kat-Craig, Omaha, (two years), rJtS.OuO.
r. Buikcy. Omaha, $2.600.
Moor Bros.. Baltimore, Md., $2U.00.
r.dwards & Ward, (two and one-third
j ears), Chicago, 111.. $S3.1: other material,
SJ7.tM; other material. $3sS.6a.
Photnnix Stone and Lime company, Kan-
i icoAUawad n4 Fag )
May bray Gang
"Face Grand Jury
Xt and Civil Courts
srai Flock to Little Rock and
identify Leader and One or
" More of Accomplices.
-,K HOCK, Ark.. March 1. The vie
'I'.i he alleged gang of swindlers under
arrest here are today arriving In Little
Rock, and-all ot them have Identified J. C.
Maybray, the allegtd leader and one more
of the quartette.
J. Ci. Kile of Iecatur, 111., an aged
farmer who was swindled February 13,
Identified all of the men under arrest.
Kile came here to Invest $1.1U and went to
a horse race in the suburbs, supplying his
money for two hours to a bi tter who was
short. Mr. Kile went before the grand
It Is believed that all of the men now
under arrest will be indicted and that sev
eral others who encupcd when the raid was
made, will tx' captured.
J. S. Tlerney of Streator, 111., who also
arrived today, gave up Iln.Oio on a wrest
ling match in New Orleans January Z,
1S7. W. It. McOrath of Minneapolis, an
other victim, enme In last night, lie ad
mits losing $10,w n a race In Council
Bluffs last summer, being 'steered'" Into
the game by an "old college friend."
Fju h of the victim has today filed suit
against Maybray and his associates and
will follow the txamplc of J. E. CavanauRh,
who was also victimized and attached the
boxes shipped to Davenport, la., which are
supposed to contain $6o.O").
Henry Stock well, a Jockey In the employ
of Maybray, who was formerly prominent
on association Hacks, confessed to officers
today. Implicating others. Stoekwell was
Identified by J. B. Tlerney of Streator, III.,
as one of the wrestlers In the match by
which he was swindled otiiof $10,w) at the
8t. Charles hotel In New Orleans.
o Money In Boxes.
DAVKNl'ORT, la., March 1. Two boxes,
suppose dto contain $io,UO. that were sent
to lavenpirt by express by the swindlers
undor arrest at Little Itock, were opened
this afternoon and found to contain noth
ing of value. Only newspaper clippings and
similar articles were found in tho Isixes, for
which several victims of the swindlers wore
contesting in court.
A. T. Patrick, New York Murderer,
Tells Court He Should Be Elec
trocuted or Released.
NEW YORK. March l.-AIbert T. Pat
rick, serving a life sentence for tt4 murder
of William March Rice, the aged million
aire, appeared before the apellate division
of the supreme court of Brooklyn today
on a writ of habeas corpus. Patrick argued
his own cse, contending that ho either
deserves death In the electric chair or
freedom because his communatlon to life
Imprisonment was Illegal.
On motion of Patrick an adjournment
was granted to Friday. The court ordered
Patrick returned to Ring Sing, declining
to grant Patricks request that he be re
manded Into the custody of the sherltf ot
Kings county, i
SCAIE IN IRCN TRADES IS
RIDU3-D THIRTY PER CENT
Price for Paddling- Lowered from
$4. .Ill to l:t ud Hundreds
POTTSTOWN, Pa., March 1. A sweep
ing reduction In the scale for puddling iron
In the Schulykill valley went Into effect
tiday at the plant of the Glasgow Iron
company. From $4.50 per ton which haa
been the price for the Inst three or four
years, the price Is reduced to $3.
Several hundred men are effected. The
reduction is the greatest that has been
made at one time in the. history of Iron
trade in Pottstown.
DOUGLAS EMPLOYES STRIKE
fosr Hnndred Workers lor Former
Massachusetts Governor Allege
I nfalr Treatment.
BROCKTON, Mass., March 1. Alleging
unfair treatment In regard to prices for
work, 40 employes iult work at the W L.
Douglas Shoo c mpany's factory in this
Pulqa 'Irast In Mexico.
MF.XICO CITY. March l.e-I-.eaoed by Pa
blo Maeedo. who was instrumental In bring
ing 'about the Natioiwl Association of Mex
ican Railroads, and benor Land y Esean
don governor of the, federal district of
Mexico, a corporation Is being organised
to control the output of pulque In Mexico.
The growers as well as the dispensers are
being organized and the price probably will
Fake Prize Fighter Tells
How He Killed His Man
At least one of the men engaged in the
carnival of fake prize fights ami foot races
by which wealthy easy marks have been
separated from some of their money at
Council Bluffs has been under arrest In
Omaha and offered to the Council Blufis
authorities with no takers.
In July, 107. K. L. Thielman, a pro
fessional base ball player last with
Bpokane, and brother of Jake Thielman,
pitcher of the Cleveland American league
team, with K. A. Alatadt, was arrested In
Omaha and held several das on suspicion.
But the Oindlui officers hsd no ground for
holding them as they had committed no
crime In this state. So they offered them
to Council Bluffs authorities, but the latter
said their crime was committed In Ken
tucky and refused to take them. They were
released and are now at large so far as
known here. Thlelman's home is in St.
Cloud. Mum., where his father owns a
large hardware store and Is head of one
of tha oldest and most highly respected
After his release Thielman unboaomed
himself to tha Omaha police, telling his
story aa a fine Joke and it certainly does
loMaa sluuituts of humor. Captain
President-Elect Als6 Takes Long
Walk and Attends Philippine
Dinner in Evening.
LONG CONFERENCE WITH KNOX
Number of Important Matters of Ad
ministration Gone Into.
PRESIDENT-ELECT FEELING WELL
Apparent Fine Physical Condition is
Subject of Congratulation.
CHANGE MADE IN PROGRAM
Mrs. Taft aqd Mrs. thernian Will
Ride with Their Husbands on
the Drive Hark to the
WASHINGTON, March 1 A rush of
morning callers Interrupted a long walk
In the afternoon, and attendance tonight at
a special dinner In his honor by the "Taft
Philippine F.xpedition" brought Iresldent
elect Taft to within two days of his in
auguratlon with less serious demands on
his time than he has experienced during
any day since his late return from Panama
and New Orleans.
Tho apparent splendid physical condition
the universal good humor and absence from
worry and nervous strain ot Mr. Taft
made a uniformly gratifying Impression on
the many statesmen, politicians nnd
friends who are received by him daily.
His Jovial remark is that his "inaugural
address Is prepared, his cabinet selected
the Inaugural committee Is preparing oil
details for the ceremony on Thursday and
why should he feci otherwise than com?
Conference with Knox.
The day was begun with an extended
conference between the president-elect and
Senator Knox, at which many important
matters pertaining to the next adminis
tration wtre srone oyer. Mr. linox Is
giving much attention to the prospective
organization of the State department, over
which ho Is to preside after March 4. Be
sides, he is being consulted freely by Mr.
Taft regarding the affairs of other depart
ments, Mr. Taft having many times re
marked that he should give great weight
to the Judgment of his secretary of state.
Charles Nagel of St. Louis, with Mrs.
N'agel is here, and they paid their respects
to Mr. Taft. In the absence of the offi
cial announcement of the personnel of the
new cabinet. Mr. Nagel is somewhat shy
when addressed as "Mr. Secre-tary." That
tho Missouri member of the republican
national committee Is to be the new secre
tary of commerce and labor, however. Is
known to be a fact. Frank II. Hitchcock
Is here from New York. He spent some
time at the capital today, and also saw
Mr. Taft regarding matters which will arise
directly after the inauguration. No other
members of the Taft cabinet are In Wash
ington, Willi the exception of Postmaster
General Meyer and Secretary Wilson, who
aro attending to their respective duties in
the Roosevelt cabinet, '
A federal Judgeship In northern Alabama
brought to the Boardman residence this
afternoon a delegation from that state
headed by Representative Richardson. Mr.
Taft went over the situation with them and
listened to their recommendations.
An Informal tea, which was the feature
at the Boardman residence this afternoon,
attracted thereto many members of Wash
ington official and social life, and Mr. and
Mrs. Taft met all callers.
Philippine Dinner Pnrly.
The Philippine dinner tonight was ar
ranged by Miss Mabel Boardman and Rep
resentative McKlnley of Illinois, and was
Him most pretentious of the enjoyable oc
casions which this famous party Indulge
In every year. There were present seven
I'nlted States senators and twenty-four
members of the house of representatives,
besides a number of otherwise distinguished
personages who sailed to the orient with
Mr. Taft in 1905. The trip attained most
of Its fame because of the matrimonial ac
complishments resulting. Representative
Nicholas Lotigworth and Miss Alice Roose
velt became bethrothed; Representative
Bourke Cockran met Miss Ide. daughter
of Judge Ide of the Philippine commission,
who Is now Mrs. Cockran. and Representa
tive Swager Sherley of Kentucky met Miss
Mignon Critton of Staten Island, to whom
he became engaged.
The dinner took place In the banquet hall
of the Wlllard hotel, whieh was rich In
decorations and floral settings. Senator
Nathan B. Scott of West Virginia, one of
the voyagers, was toastmaster. and the
speeches voiced the general spirit of con
viviality which exists among the members
of the party, and were turned to express
(Continued on Second Page.)
Mostyn of the local police relates the story
as told by Thielman:
"I waa one of the prize fighters, known
as Gorgian. My opponent was called Casey.
The man who bet waa Harry Hazlebaum of
Louisville, K. The fight had not pro
gressed far when I sent a stiff one to
Casey's mouth and instantly a flow of
blood started that could not be stopped.
Casey went down, doctors were summoned,
he dird and was carried away. At least that
l what our Kentucky friend thought. Aa a
matter of fact, Caary had a sponge in his
mouth filled with port wine and when I
tapped him he let out the wine for blood.
The Kentuckian nearly went crazy with
fright, fearing he would be arrested for
attending tha fight and betting on it, a fear
which we encouraged. That is why he was
slow to make a holler and slower to press
The Omaha officers urged that the pair
ba held, but having no warrant on which
to hold them were compelled to relcasa
them. Chief of Folic Richmond of Council
Blurts says tha only men who ever com
plained to him of having been thus buncoed
were two cherubs from Kentucky, who
said tbey lost $10.io on a fake flglit.
Thlelinan's "mug" is on of tha adorn
nieuu ol tba local police art gallery.
X MAKING THE END OF A TEMPESTUOUS
From the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
ALIENS IN UNITED STATES
Immigration Commission Gathering
Statistics of Foreign Element.
SCHOOLS AND ASSIMILATION
Many Evanlou of Exclusion Law
Found and Remedies Will Ba
Pointed Oat In Katare Re
port to Congress.
WASHINGTON. March 1. Some facta
showing the far reaching character of .the
work ot the. joint coratuiwi) on immi
gration, which was appointed by' congress
on February 30, 1907, were presented to con
gress today through the publication of a
preliminary report by the commission. This
report deals with practically every phase of
the Immigration question, Including Oriental
aliens and other excluded classes, peonage,
charity among Immigrations, white slave
traffic, conditions of steerage, anthropology,
congestion In large cities, alien criminality
competition on Immigrants, school Inquiries,
administration of the Immigration laws,
distribution of Immigrants and other ques
tions. One of the most Important features of the
work Is connected with evasions of the law
resulting In the Importation of excluded
An Investigation Is being made Into tiie
question of the Importation and harboring
of women for Immoral purposes. The re
sults show that many women are being
constantly Imported unter conditions which
account to absolute slavery.
It has been found that In numerous In
stance persons afflicted wltn contagious
diseases, and even criminals of a dangerous
type, have been able to evade the Im
migration laws and come to this country
under the pretense of being seamen. The
utmost Importance Is attached' to the In
quiry being made Into the subject of alien
The most extensive Important work
undertaken by the commission In the gen
eral field is investigation Into economic and
social status of Immigrants to various sec
tions of the country. The most Important
topic being covered is the employes, hours
of work and discrimination for or against
Immigrants in employment, wages and
In taking up the congestion of immigrants
in large cities the commission is observing
communities Inhabited principally by mem
ber of one race, aa to whether the slinging
together of members of the same race
handicaps them In their struggle for ad
vancement and preventa the rapid as
similation and Americanization.
A careful Inquiry among wage earners
who ara forced to compete with immigrant
labor, la being made among workers In the
trades and occupations In which immigrant
are largely engaged.
A special field Investigation is being
(Continued on Second Page.)
You have to pay
top prices when the
rushed. It pays to
done in the dull
You can hare your clothes made
better and It will probably cost you
less, than If you wait till the spring
ruth Is on.
To find a good dressmaker
for any class of work from
the 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 everybody reads
the want adi.
on the Ballot
City Attorney Holds Not Even Regis
tration is Necessary, Say Nothing
About Party Affiliation.
Formal protest against placrlng the name
of Fred Schroeder on the ballot was filed
Monday with the city clerk, but under an
opinion from City Attorney Burnam the
clerk ..will plaii the protested, nanna on the
ballot despite the protest. Mr. Schroeder
Uvea at SM Rees street and filed for the
republican nomination for councilman from
the Seventh ward.
John G. Kuhn, an attorney, filed the
protest against Mr. Schroeder on two
counts. One charge madi was that at the
last registration Mr. Schroeder replied
"none" to the question aa to the party
with which he affiliates. The other charge
is that he Is not a republican. For these
reasons Mr. Kuhn contended that Mr.
Schroeder's name should not appear on
the ballot as a republican candidate.
City Clerk Butler referred the objection
to the city attorney and that official ad
vised the clerk that there Is no' legal ob
jection to the name going on the baDot.
"Nowhere can I find anything which re
quires candidates to give or declare their
party affiliations previous to the filing
of their applications," said the city attor
day in his opinion, "nor do I find anything
which requires that such candidate shall
have been previously registered."
DEMOCRATIC BOLT PREVENTS
ELECTION IN WISCONSIN
All of Minority Party Except One
Leave Legislative Hall on Twen
tieth Ballot for Senator.
MADISON, Wis March 1. Isaac Steph
enson might have been elected United
States senator at noon today on the twen
tieth ballot had It not been for a bolt of all
of the democrats, except V. H. Cady, and
all of the social democrats. There was no
quorum. The total vote was 54, of which
Senator Stephenson received B;', M. J.
Cleary, 1, and Neal Brown, 1.
President Roosevelt Lauds
WASHINGTON, March l.-Pres:dent '
Roosevelt today gave a luncheon at th
White House to tha members of the fa
mous "tennis cabinet" and others who
have been closely associated with him
during the last seven years. Aside from
the distinguished government officials who
have served aa among the president's chief
aides during his administration, and also
as his companions at sports of different
kinds, there were present men whom the
president had made friends with when he
was roughing it In the west years ago and
with whom he had gone on numerous hunt
ing expeditions. The occasion was memor
able to those who surrounded the president
today and the tatter's familiar words were
not entirely f re from sadness. The presi
dent in a brief speech laid emphasis on
the point that no administration had given
Its chief more loyal service, and he stated
that he believed that the country had never
had a more devoted set of public servants
than those men through whom, he said,
most of the work of his administration had
Tha president In his remarks following
tha luncheon, said:
"Whether a man Is a cabinet minister, a
bureau chief, a marshal, an Indian agent,
a forecaster, a letter carrier, a member of
tha Ufa saving aervlce, a clerk in a depart
ment, or a workman In a navy yard, or
whether he holds on of a hundred other
positions, makes not tha slightest differ
ence if he puts his heart and hla soul and
his mind Into hla wort, and la content to
accept as his chief reward the satisfaction
that comes from knowledge that the work
has been well don. Bo, whil I greet you
for yourselves, I greet you still mora as
symuoiuUng all vf u ou wbe Uavts
FINDING AGAINST HASKELL
Court Holds That Seizure of Papers of
Hearst's Agent is Illegal.
NO EVIDENCE OF CONSPIRACY
i.h.. imi jiava Governor's Wrl
Makes lo Showing; That Would
Justify Action of
GUTHRIE. Ok!.. March 1. -Scott Mac
Raynolds of Brooklyn, N. Y.. the personal
representative of .William R. Hearst. In the
supreme court here today gained a compter
victory over Governor Charles N. Haskell
In his suit to compel the governor to rc
turn to him certain papers seized at the
Instance of the governor.
Judge Strang, who presided, handed dow
a lengthy decision holding that the writ o
aeareh and seizure issued under an affl
davit signed by Governor Haskell allegln
that MaeRaynolda had In his possession pa
pers which he Intended to publish, thereby
libeling the governor, was without stiff I
clent fact to Justify the action of tho offl
mr and ordered the papers and othe
property of Mr. Macltaynolds be returns
to him. In referring to the writ. Judg
"It does not rise to the dignity of a show
Ing calculated to satllsfy the court that
crime Is being committed by the defendan
such a showing as the law requires before
the security guaranted by the constltutio
against search and seizure shall be dls
turbed iofr while It states that defandant
has conspired, In conspiring .It also show-
that the affiant does not know any spe
clfie or definite person with whom he ha
conspired or Is conspiring, and this allega
tlon Is not followed by any alleged facts t
support the allegation of conspiracy
neither does it present any facts as a foun
datlon for what follows on information and
belief, that the defendant has In his pos
session any papers with the intent to pub
llsh the same or otherwise use them aa the
means of libeling affiant."
Continuing, the court held that the "writ
Itself Is bad."
Owing to an agreement reached severs!
weeks ago, the papers of Mr. MacRenold
111 remain in the custody of the court un
til the attorneys for the governor have de
elded just what action will be taken to con
tlnue the hace In the higher courts.
public life when I leave It; a man who made
great personal sacrifice when seven yea
ago ha came here to take offic at my re
quest; a man who has stood ever since as
the type of what a good public servai
snouia oe; a man who for the last two
years has been one of the most useful
cabinet ministers who ever sat at th
cabinet table Jim Garfield."
"There are many others Ilk you whom
I would have given much to bring here
today; but there simply was not room
enough, and so I have brought you here
partly for your own sakes, but primarily
as representing thousands of other workers;
as representing all good, faithful, fearless
public servsjits. who strive their best to do
what the public need demands, and who,
in the last analysis, stand along th same
level, when Judgment by that supreme test
which takes Into chlf account th spirits
of service rendered."
Those present at the luncheon were:
The French ambassador. Secretary Bacon,
Justice Moody, tha postmaster general
Secretary Newberry. Secretary Garfield
Secretary Loeb. Solicitor General Hoyt
Assistant Secretary O'ljiughlin. Assistant
Becretary Wlnthrop, Assistant Secretary
Batterle. Assistant Attorney General Wood
ruff, Assistant Secretary Phillip, t'ump-"
troller Mjrray, Commissioner Mcllhenny
Hon. John C. Rose. Hon. Henry I. stlm
son, Hon. Lyman M. Bass, Glfford Plnl
chot, James B. Reynolds, W. W. Heffel
flnger. Captain Luther F. Kelly, "yellow
stone Kelly," whom the president first met
on th Uttl Missouri, at present an Indian
agent In Arizona; W. W. bewail, th pre.i.
dent' old guide. Captain Beth Bullock
Commissioner Keef, fr. Henry g'
Pnichot and John AberDathy.
Steam Roller Runs Over Everyone
Who Gets in the Way of
ONLY COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS
Taylor of Custer Only One Who is
Able to Break the Rule.
rIALF OF BILL GONE THROUGH
urther Consideration to Be Given it
GOVERNOR RETAINS POWER
Kfforts to Have Remainder of Bank
lug Hoard Miare In Appoint
went Fall to Secnre
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, March 1 (8peclal.) The dem
ocratic majority In the house this after
noon. In committee of the whole, put tha
steam roller to work In the Interest of the
banking bill. One half of the measure was
read and then, on motion of Graff of Cutti
ng, chairman of the banking committee. It
was made a special order for Wednesday
morning. ' :
Numerous amendments were offered, but
unless made by the banking committee.
save In one or tvo Instances, they fell by
One Instance wherein the banking com
mittee did not offer the amendment adopted
was In the case where Taylor of Custer se
cured a change from the provision that the
chairman of the Banking board, the gov
ernor, had the right to designate where, the
banks should deposit their reserve fund,
not kept In their own vaults.
Klllcn of Gage moved to strike out this.
and In his talk he called the attention of
the members to tho enormous power It
would give the governor to have control
of the reserve funds of all the banks.
"If the governor has looked Into that sec
tion and approves It ho certainly la not
honest." said Klllcn In his talk regarding
the seriousness of placing such power In
one man's hands.
Taylor of Custer then moved to amend
the section by providing that the money
should be deposited In those depositories
approved by the State Banking board. This
motion carried. Killen agreeing to It.
Klllcn, Nettleton, Brown of Lancaster and
Chase, of Dawes, tried to get th bill
amended so that the other members of th
bunking board beside th governor would
not be mere figure heads. They wer voted
down. They tried to get the bill amsndod
so that the board should call for reports
on banks In place of the governor, but they
When section ft. providing that the gov
ernor shall appoint the secretary of th
banking board was reached. Brown of
Lancaster moved to Insert the word bank
ing board Instead of governor. Speaker
Pool secured recognition from Chairman
"I move that the motion be laid on the
table," said the speaker. Chairman Kuhl
ruled the motion out of order and then It
was voted down. Killen offered an amend
ment, providing that the banking board
shall have authority to approve the ap
pointment of the secretary made by the
bon rd :
"I move the amendment be laid on the
table," again said the speaker, ant again
Kuhl had to rule his motion out or order
for It is against the rule to table a motion
in the committee of the whole.
Taylor of York offered an amendment to
the section, which provides that th ex
aminer may go outside of the bank and
Investigate securities amounting to 10 per
cent of the loans. Taylor asked that this
be Increased to 75 per cent. His motion Was
promptly voted down.
Taylor of Custer secured the adoption of
a motion, which provided that stockholders
of a bank must liave, subject to execution,
property other than bank stock, equal to
twice tho amount of the value of tha bank
In one cf his talks, Chase of Dawes said
the legislature was taking a grave responsi
bility In placing the governor of th state
at the head of all tha banks. He compli
mented Governor Bhallenberger as a good
man and a good banker, but he said, no
one knew what kind of a successor ho
would have. But his speech had no effect.
When Bowman moved the bill ba made
a spcclul order for Wednesday morning
there was some objection until It wag ex
plained that several of the members de
slied to be away tomorrow. When th vot
was taken the voices were so few and low
that the speaker had to ask the members
if they were afraid to vote. He insisted
then on a rising vote and the motion car
ried, with "4 recorded In the affirmative
When the house had listened to th re
ports of standing committee right after
It convened this afternoon, Kuhl moved
to go Into committee of the whol for th
discussion of the banking bill. Several of
the republicans objected to the measure
being rushed through, but thty wr out
voted. I.lnc-h Denies Presence.
W. B. Llnch objected to having been
named as one of the Insurance lobbyists
who were on the floor of the house last
Friday working against the Nettleton bill.
Mr. Liiuh said this morning ha was not
on the floor of the house and neither did
he have any Interest In th bill or object
of Its passage. Instead of being on th
floor of the house Friday, Mr. Llnch said
he was in South Omaha, which would nat
urally made It impossible for him to be, In
Lincoln at the same time. As seceral par
ties claim to have recognized Mr. Llnch
on the floor Friday, It Is very evident Mr.
Llnch has been the victim ot mistaken
An insurance man named Zlmmer, wha
Is Interested In some kind of Insurance leg
islation, is making himself conspicuous
around the legislature and today, ha
camped on a comfortable seat In the amen
corner of the house. Under th resolution
by Stoecker of Douglas county, any lobby
ist who comes inside the railing of th
house is subject to forcable ejectment. Bui
Zlmmer set IMS' not to have been bothered
by any one. There Is no question but whal
ha has discussed Insurance legislation with,
members, aside from appearing be for com
mit lees. This Is direct violation of thi
antl lobby law. but It Is evident this sntl
lobby law has become a dead letter.
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