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VOL. XXXVIII NO. 240.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MORXIXU, MAKCH 1!3, 11)09 TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Eighty-Two Men in City Engineer)"
Department Affected by Demo.
SALARY OF 22 CUT OFT SH0R1,
Tb.it Will Happen When Governor
Shallenberger Signs Bill.
ONLY COUNCIL CAN PUT BACK
Old Employes Must Now Be "Con
firmed" if They Serve.
LONG LIST GIVEN TRANSFERS
llfty-Nlne Men I ndrr llnmmrl Kail
I nder New Role and May Not
He Able to Work for Street
Flahly-two men In the city engineering
illflmrnt will be affected by tho new
rh-irter when It become! a taw by the np
jimval of Governor Phstlenberger. Of this
number twenty-two will be cut off from
nny pay Immediately upon the taking
effect of the act and until they have been
confirmed and their compensation haa been
fixed by the council. The other aixty men
lire employed In the atreet repair depart
ment, which will In the future be under
the control of the atreet commissioner.
r ruler the old charter the employes of
the department did not have to be con
firmed by the council and therefore none
of them have been. The new charter pro
vides that the city engineer ahall appoint
nil Inspector, Inborera and office employee
necessary to carry on the work of the de
triment, that the mayor and council ahall
fix their pay. "and no Inspector or office
employe shall receive any compensation
whatsoever for services rendered prior to
such fixing of compensation and confirma
tion." It la under this section that the
twenty-two men will be lut out. at least
temporarily. Those who fall under the ban
ThU la lb First Mat.
K T. Peterson, chief clerk; M. Hughes,
Charles Lopassa. H. E. Cotton, K Hen
drlikson, Frnnk Mayne. C. Ai Hubbard,
William Mulhall, William Saga. J. O. Snow
l.n, F K. Oerhardt, J. J. Kasper. J. P.
Ford. 8. J. Uot h well. Lew Rothchleld. 8.
H. Spratlen. John Denntson, George Dolan.
J. C. Holt. George Routt, Sadie J. Hutton
und Effl3 Turner.
The same section provides that the city
engineer ahall have general supervision of
public works "except atreet cleaning; and
ordinary atreet repair grading;, which work
ahall tie done by the atreet commissioner
under the direction of the mayor and city
Employed under the supervision of J. B.
Hummel are flftv-nlne men In the street
repair department, the men working; some
of the time at repair work and other times
on building-crosa walks or In grading oper
ations. No distinction Is made between one
man and another and therefore the follow
ing fifty-nine, together with Mr. Tlummel,
full under the new rule:
Thla la the Second Mat.
Andrew Hummel. George Rdman, Henry
Omatead, A. C. Taylor, Ben Keegan, Joe
I, aHond. Carroll Karrah, Jamea Hoi an. Will
Lewis. Allen Lewis, Mike Kergan. Albert
Saunders. John Trlckey, W. H. Warren. P.
lwn. Hans Olson. Z. Ixivclady. W. If.
nieharrt n. Rvan. M. L. Butler, Milt
Wllhy, H. Th.irnHm. W. Alexander. If.
Sihlorfclt. H. Backman. Mat Miller, 8.
Garver, Jerry Olavln, Oeorge Moncuao, A.
F. Maine. Tom Morrlssey. Burt Murry. C.
R. lllgKins, Oeorge IaHnnd. J. T Wells.
Hurt Poland, William Norton. Jr.. V. I.
Anthany. W. A. Cummlnga, Bam Reel, Dan
Berg. 8. R. McDonald. W. B. Hamilton. W,
W. Hlggins, Joel A. Griffin. B. Simmons,
D. A. Davis, Jnmcs Usher, S. B. Hooper,
William F. Gray. D. N. Miller. Charles Mc
carty, Henry Turick. Nick Farxley. John
Hlllman. W. B. Alexander, Frank Case,
Peter Fsrlgo. Pasr Morosco.
About twenty men. employed In field
work, are left untouched by legislative
City Engineer noaewater aaya he will not
cross the bridge until he geta there and
will not aay what he will do until the gov
ernor algna the charter bill and It becomea
a law. He saye he doea not know whether
he will aend to the council the namea of
the office employee and Inspector and ask
that they be confirmed or whether he will
let the council take the first step.
"One thing Is certain." said the city en
gineer, "the city legal department haa a
Job on Its hands In atralghtenlng out eome
awful tanglea In the charter, for certain
sections are diametrically opposed to aec
tiona In the old charter which have not
WOMFN LEAD ATTACK ON
PARTY OF STRIKE BREAKERS
Police (ksrif Moh Amid Hala ot
tone and On la la
jared. ORANGE. N. J-. March 22 -Wom-n
among an angry crowd of J persona
played a part today In an attack upon a
party of a dosen men arriving at the rail
road atatlon hera to go to work at the hat
factory of F. Berg & Co.. where a strike
Is In progress. A force of twenty-live po
lice waa ebllged to chaige the mob. In
whH Vwere a number of demonstrative
woni . Btonee were thrown and a po
licemen injured slightly. The mob was
driven back amid ei.rteka of the women
and eome alight teslatance from the men.
WEALTHY MAN SHOT AT MILL
Motlre Known few Killing of
Pine Blat'a l.nmber
PINK BLUFFS. Ark. March it. D.
Henry Duncan, Ke president of the Bluff
City Lumber company, waa shot and
hilled at his mill at Clio today. No mo
tive for the killing can be ascertained.
Mr. Duncan was one of the wealthiest
men In thla aectton of the state.
John liy. inaeter mechanic at the Bluff
City Lumber company'a mill, according to
rye-witnesses, called Mr. Dum-an from
his boarding house and fired three allots
Into him. Dy surrendered.
Pleads tiallty to intngallng.
BUFFALO. 'Jtf. Y.. March 22. William
Kiley. one uf a band of smuggiera whose
boat was w ret Red on the breakwater In
Novmber ;..r!. wheji six Chinamen were
drowned, pleaded guilty here today to
smuggling ChlnaJiien into the country and
waa sentenced to (o year and one day
In the Krle county prnitt Hilary, the inaxi
Beats His Wife
, to Divorce Court
'8 First Heat in Race and Filet
Petition Day Before Woman't
. . Goet on File.
aie moving fast In the Banner
"Frank Banner yesterday after
! a suit for divorce from Mrs.
A V.V T- Mrs. Banner had announced
jrfircvioue, through her attorney,
Hi u.iurphy, that she would aue him for
dlvdfcu. Another item Is the announcement
of the marriage Sunday of Marjorle King,
daughter of Mrs. Banner, to Albert Eiicc-
ron of Grand Island, Neb.
It aa a foregone conclusion that Mrs.
Banner's trial over, divorce proceedings
would be Initiated, and Mrs. Banner In
t. mltd to lose no time, but file within .a
week. However, her husband "boat her
to It," ami a cross petition will be tho re
sult. hen Attorney Murphy heard yesterday
afternoon of the petition of Frank Banner,
he declared that he would file this morn
ing a motion for temporary alimony, and
for court costs and attorney coma. "The
suit will be fought to a, finish, on our part,"
Frank Banner, In his petition prepared
by Ms attorney, John O. Yelser, declares
that ho was married to defendant in 1906,
and always conducted himself "as a loving
and provident husband, and that there was
nothing to Justify the conduct of defendant
toward this plaintiff, as hereinafter al
leged." The petition goes on to charge "extreme
cruelty," and says that Mrs. Banner
threatened on several occasions to kill him,
and made an assault upon him with a
Marjorle King has been courted four
years by the young Grand Island man,
who was, It Is said, present In court sev
eral times during the trial. In the course of
which the girl herself was a prominent
witness. The wedding will take place, prob
ably, at the home of Mrs. Banner. 607 South
Thirtieth Ktreet. Omaha. Mrs. Banner hss
been living there, with her brother. Wln-
fred Hudspeth, and her daughter. The de
fendant In the murder case Just over haa
been supporting herself by sewing. Her
daughter haa had eome money through a
bequest by her grandparents on the King
When the suit for divorce Is over Mrs,
""'""i win b" 10 newpon, wen., to live
permanently with a sister there. It was in
Newpcrt that ahe met and married Fred
Gives Up Loot
Man Arrested in Straw Stack Admits
Helping; in Imogene Bank
SHENANDOAH, la., March S.-The safe
blower found In a straw stack two miles
from this place haa confessed to having as
sisted In robbing the First National bank at
Imogens Saturday and with tho offlcera
went today to the atraw stack and dug
up $1,600 of the 16,000 taken. Two other
suspects have been located at White Cloud,
twenty miles north of here. The robber
In Jail refusea to give his name.
PANAMA VISIT NEXT MONTH
Secretary of War Dickinson
WASHINGTON, March 22. Secretary
of War Dickinson stated at the While
House today that he will leave Washing
ton about April 16 for his visit to the
Isthmus of Panama. He doea not know
how long he will be gone, hut intends to
stay long enough to fully Inform himself
s to work and conditions In the canul
FIRST WARD CITIZENS MEET
7.1m man and Candidates Will Speak
at Sixth and Pierre
A meeting of First ward citizens will he
held at Sixth and Pierce atreets this even
Ing at S o'clock. H. B. Zlinman and the
First ward candidates for the city council
wHl apeak. ,
Joe Keenan Saves a Friend
From Third Degree as Mike
Poetofflce Inspector J. S. Swenson. who
left Monday for Little Rock to aid Uncle
Sam In wrapping his nope around Colonel'
Maybray and hia confederates, had Just
got In from Davenport, la., where he had
been to learn more facts about K. M.
Clark, when the Maybray machinations be
came the subject of conversation among a
group of men at the Henshaw. Thla led to
the narration of an Interesting atory by
Joe Keenan, chief clerk at the Henshaw,
and thla narration developed the fact that
Colonel Keenan had been the means or
saving at least one man from falling Into
the hands of this gang of crooks.
"It was a friend of mine from Rapid
City named Dr. Jim Roberts." aald Mr.
Keenan. "Dr. Roberta waa around here
for several days, but waa visiting Council
Bluffs regularly, and I asked him what
waa up? He was a little reticent at first,
but finally told me confidentially that he
was working on a land deal with some
Pittsburg men. I noticed that It was the
same crowd since discovered as the May
bray gang. The doctur told me he had
about I1.0U0 to put Into the deal and gave
me a little outline of the plan.
"It didn't look good to me and so 1 told
him. He admitted that the gang had paid
his expenses down here from Rapid City
and also stood good for his hotel bill over
at the Bluffs. The doctor seemed a Utile
excited and I understood that the final
deal waa to be concluded that afternoon.
I auggeated to him that he keep out of It
and finally proposed that we get a tele
gram sent to him calling him home aud-
renly and for him to go down to Union'
atatlon and keep hid from Pittsburgera
He slipped ever to Council Bluffs and paid
hla hotel bill there himself and then went
to the depot In Omaha. I advised him to
aend hia draft back home, which he did.
"Early that aam afternoon the Pitta-
Ways and Means Chairman Makes
Four Hoars' Speech in Ex
MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM RATES
Speaker Says Great Benefit Will Re
sult from These Schedules.
SUBSTITUTE FOR SECTION FOUR
Maximum Not to Apply to Preference
Granted to Mother Country.
QUESTIONS ABOUT IRON ORE
.Michigan Representatives Will Fight
Proposition to Place It on Free
Mat Jamea Asks
WASHINGTON. March 22.-The tariff bill
held full sway In tho house today. The
measure was promptly put before the body
Immediately after convening, and In an
ticipation of the opening of the debate there
was practically a full attendance of mem-
bera and crowded galleries. Mr. Payne of
New York, chairman of the committee on
ways and means, made an exhaustive
speech In explanation of the bill, the time
he was actually on Ida feet being four
hours and ten minutes. Then, somewhat
fatigued, he auspended until tomorrow.
Ho was subjected to a crossfire of ques
tlons. all of which ho endeavored to
Mr. Payr.e, In speaking of tho maximum
and minimum features of the bill, pre
dicted that France. Germany and other
Kuropean countries would hasten to no
equalize their duties on American products
that they would derive the benefit of the
minimum rates offered.
Payne Opens Debate.
The first gun In the tariff debate
was fired In the house today by
Mr. Payne of New York, the majority
leader and chairman of the committee on
ways and tneana. Before he began his
remarks an agreement was reached under
which, while the bill la under consldera
tlon, the dally sessions shall start at 11
o'clock Instead of noon. In opening Mr.
Payne declared that the country was over
whelmingly In favor of a protective tariff,
"It Is an American policy." he said, "and
It seemed to be acquiesced In by the great
majority of the American people." He did
not believe, he added, that there was
man within the sound of his voice who
would rise In his seat and aay that h
waa in favor of tearing down every cus
tom house In the United States from tur
ret to foundation.
Mr. Payne recited the conditions Bur-
rounding the enactment of the McKlnler,
Wilson, Dlngley and present tariff meas
ures. In the first caset he aald, "there waa
a superabundance of receipts and we tried
to get rid of eome of them by that bill
Coming to the Dlngley bill, Mr. Payne
declared that It had proved to be a boon
to the people of the United States, In proof
of which statement he cited the Immense
collections of revenues and expenditures
under, it given In his recent report on the
Those expenditures, he said, included
$50,000,000 for the Panama canal, for which
no bonds were issued.
"So that," he said, "the entire surplus
over the ordinary expendlturea of the gov
ernment have been about 125,O0O,OOO during
There had, however, been a deficit for
the period In the poetofflce receipts
amounting to $t9,lf,79, which he attributed
largely to the enormous expenditures on
accoutn of the rural free delivery. Not
withstanding auch enormous drains, he
aald, there waa a surplus of IJS, 000,000 of
ordinary receipts of all klnda over ex
pendlturea. "Surely," he said, "not a bad
showing for a revenue bill which waa also
a protective measure."
Maximum and Minimum Tarlffa.
DlscusHlng maximum and minimum tar
iffs ns against the reciprocity provisions
of the McKlnley and Dlngley laws, Mr.
Payne said the minimum tariff waa on the
basis of a protective rate while the maxi
mum tariff waa much higher, even 100 per
cent lncreaae In eome Instances, over the
(Continued pn Second Page.)
burgera put In an appearance at the hotel
here and asked for iltoberts. They were
extremely anxious to see him right away.
I told them he had received a telegram
calling htm home and that he had gone and
ahowed them a copy of the telegram. They
were very anxious to know whether he
had gone and what road lie had departed
over. They then hiked down to the depot
to search for him, but the doctor was on
tho watch for them and kept out of sight
and got away all right. He wrote me from
Rapid City a day or two afterwarda thank
ing me for giving him the right tip, and
admitted that he waa J J at 1,000 to the
good by my caution."
At Davenport Swenson ascertained that
Clark'a real name la Monte McCall and
that he haa a brother living In Davenport.
Clark was released from custody at Uttlo
Kock Friday, having given a to.OuO bond.
She name of Clark does not appear In the
Council Bluffs indictments, nor Is he In
cluded In the two Indictments found
against Maybray by the federal grand Jury
There Is no certainty when Maybray will
be brought back to Council Bluffs on the
federal Indictments for using the malls for
purposes to defraud. It Is the desire of
the I'nlted States district attorney at Ut
tie Rock that J. C. Maybray may be kept
there for several days yet. Inspector Swen
son received a letter to that effect from
Utile Rock Monday morning.
"The Louisiana authorities have been un
able to aecure enough good evidence to con
vict Maybray and hla pala thus far, al
though SJ.oflO or $3,0u0 have already been ex
pended In the purpose," aaya Inspector
mr. ewenson minus federal casea can
oe proven against Uie gang for It a
work In New Orleans. The federal Jury
will meet there Thursday and en route to
that city he will confer with a number df
the victims of the gang. He will be absent
"Oh! it won't hurt a bit; I'll just shape 'em up a little."
From the Cleveland, bcader.
AGREEMENT ON PATRONAGE
Burkett to Care for First District and
Brown the Third.
WESTERN SENATORS FARE WELL
Congressman Klnkald Bbijt Oraranls
Inar Western Congressmen 'or a
Fight Against the Free
(From a 8taff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 22.-(8pec!al Tele
gram.) From aources thought wholly re
liable it v-aa learned today that Senators
Burkett and Brown had reached a tacit
agreement regarding patronage In the First
and Third districts recently represented by
republicans In congress, but now by demo
crats. Senator Burkett will probably make
recommendations for the First district lylngr
aouth of the Platte, while hla colleague.
Senator Brown, will lw-H ftr republican
Interests In the Third dfstrlct, being north
of the Platte.
It la no. aecret tht ex-Congressman Pol
lard had hoped to control the patronage In
the first district the name as a live con
gressman. It is well known that Mr. Pol
lard took up the question of patronage with
the president, who frankly told him. that
If he could secure the consent of the sen
ators to the distribution of patronage as If.
he were the representative of the First
dlatrlct there would be no difficulty about
the matter whatsoever. Information comes,
however, that one of the senators could not
see hjs way clear to this argument and con
sequently even the tentative agreement falls
through of Its own weight.
The president has Informed Mr. Tollard
that senatorial courtesy demands that
where districts are unrepresented by the
dominant party that the senators should
have the right of looking after the dis
tricts. Assuming- that this be true there
seems to be but one thing for Burkett and
Brown and that Is to take care of the First
and Third districts according to the geo
graphical division as has always existed in
Nebraska since the state s admission Into
the union, which would give Brown oharge
of the Third and Burkett overseeing the
rhruka Senators Fare Well.
Nebraska,. In the realignment of commit
tee places In the aenate, la generally to be
congratulated on the assignments given
Its senators. While Senator Burkett leaves
place on public buildings and grounds
he secures a much more imioriani piace
in the estimation of the senate and coun
try, that of a seat In the committee on
appropriations. He retains his old chair
manship. Pacific railroads, and places on
agriculture. District of Columbia and geo
Senator Brown becomes chairman or me
important committee on patents, and takea
places on military affairs. Indian affalra
and Mississippi river and Its tributaries.
Senator Dolllver, who haa become one or
the most progressive of the progressives,
magnanimously leavea the committee on
interstate commerce in order that his cot-
(Continued on Third Page.)
Thinking of mov
ing this spring? The
time to look for a
house is before
doing the same
Under the heading "For
Rent, Houses," on the want ad
page you will find practically
a complete directory of the
houses that are offered for
rent. This gives you a chance
to select a list of the houses
that might interest you and
You will find reading the
want ads is a good habit.
Hare you read the want ada yet
a Shave; Just a Trim
Run Over Man
Horribly Mangled Body of C.
Hanly Found on Track at
FORT DODGE, la., March 22. (Special
Telegram.) The body of C. J. Hanley, a
farm laborer, waa discovered horribly
mangled and hanging by the arms to the
ties on the Illinois Central viaduct In thla
city today. Five tralna had passed over
It. The coroner's Jury found he waa In
toxicated and probably fell to death while
trying to ateal a ride. Hla eon met a vio
lent death here under atreet car wheela
aome time ago.
SENATEORS LIKELY TO OBJECT
Some Dissatisfaction F-x pressed Over
Personnel of New Committees
aid Vaveanry Appointments.
WASHINGTON, March 22. Considera
ble dissatisfaction waa evinced by bev
eral senators In the republican caucua
today over the committee assignments.
The most vehement expressions rune
from Senator Scott, who objected to the
manner In which the vacancies of the
finance committee had been filled. In a
speech of aome length he called attention
to the fact that New England was
abundantly represented and that the went
had been well taken care of, but declated
that the aouth central states, , which had
republican representations, such as West
Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, had been
Ignored. These states, he aald, are ex
pected to produce raw materials for New
England manufacture. It was suggested
by him that the course pursued by the
republican leaders In the senate might
drive these states into the democratic
column. Referring to the fact that he
hud always been Identified with the re
publican leadership In the aenate, he &nid
that heretofore "when they took snuff I
sneezed." but that from this time on he
intended to act with more Independence.
The republican senators listened atten
tively, but made no changes In the com
MRS. FARMER TO GO TO CHAIR
Governor Hutches Refuses to Inter
fere for Mcfrderesa Con
demned to Die.
ALBANY, N. Y., March 22. Governor
Hughes announced today that he had de
nied the application for executive clem
ency In the case of Mra. Mary Farmer,
who Is under sentence of death at Auburn
prison for the murder of Mra. Sarah
Bronnan at Brownvllle, near Waterloo n.
Mra. Farmer will be executed aome time
Marines Fight Marsh Fire.
PHILADELPHIA, March 22.-Two hun
dred I'nlted States marines fought a marsh
fire near Fort Mlftlln last night and suc
ceeded in extinguishing the flames which
for a time threatened the magasines on
the government's reservation In which are
stored many tons of explosives. Fort Mif
flin Is a supply station for ammunition
t-sed on most of the warships In the At
Changes in Tariff Rates
to Be Kept Profound Secret
WASHINGTON. March 22. Emulating I
the waya and meana committee of the
house, the republican membere of the
finance committee will take extraordinary
precautions to prevent the divulging of
schedules agreed upon for the new tariff
bill until auch time as the blH has been
perfected. In the few sessions of the
committee that have been held ratea have
not been dlecuisrd at all. The business
haa been confined to questions of proced
ure, such as agreeing upon the employment
of certain expeita In tariff making to aid
in preparing a bill.
All of the republican senators have
agreed that they will not discuss ratea cut
side of the committee room. Following
the usual custom, the democratic members
of the finance committee will not be con
sulted until the bill has been completed.
They will have an opportunity to examine
it, however, before the meaaure la re
ported to the senate, although thla courtesy
haa not been ahown in the past and la
contrary to the procedure observed by the
house committee oa ways and means la
WH1TLA BOY IS FOUND
Father Pays Ten Thousand Dollars
to Woman in Cleveland.
He Walks Into Lobby of llollndeu
Hotel, Where Ills Parent Waa
Awaltlna- Ills Ar
CLEVELAND, March 23. Willie Whitla.
the kidnaped boy, waa returned to his
father In the Hollcndon hotel tonight. The
lad walked Into the lobby and was grabbed
by his father.
SHARON, Ta., March 22 That the ran
som of $10,000 for the return of Willie
Whitla was paid by the lad'a father and
that tho abducted ,.boy would be returned
before midnight was asserted by detectives
In close touch with tho Whitla family and
their affalra tonight, after being In close
consultation with members of the family.
The Whitla family alone occupied Mr.
-Whltla's office and awaited tho newa that
the missing boy would be restored.
According to those In touch with the af
fairs of the family. Mr. Whitla today re
ceived a communication from the abductor
of his son, telling him to go at once to
Cleveland and visit a certain drug store,
whose address Is not given out. Mr. Whitla
there would find a letter containing further
The detectives state thst Mr. Whitla fol
lowed the Instructions given him and went
to the drug store In Cleveland as directed.
He found there a letter as he had been
told he would. In It he waa directed to
pay the (10,000 to a certain woman, whose
address waa given, but which haa not been
made public. According to the detecttvea,
Mr. Whitla found the woman described In
the letter at the place Indicated In it and
pair her $10,000 In caah on the promise that
Willie Whitla would be released.
History of Negotiations.
Conflicting atatementa by detectives and
Mr. Whitla have greatly confused news
paper men at work on the kidnaping case
this afternoon. Aocordlng to detectives, a
fourth letter haa been received from the
abductora, and their capture, they allege,
la only a matter of a few hours. Although
this statement from detectives was made
Immediately following a conference with
Mr. Whitla and while the officers were still
In Mr. Whttla'a office, the missing lad's
father the next Instant called the newspa
per men Into hla private office and told
them he had discharged all the detectives
and In the future did not desire or want
the services of the police.
When the detectives and Mr. Whitla
were told of the atatementa made by each
other apparently all were surprised.
Detective Perkins of Pittsburg la respon
sible for the assertion thst a fourth letter
had been reoelved by Mr. Whitla from
hla boy'a captors. The letter, he says, Is
postmarked Cleveland. O. He further said
a detective haa been Bent to Cleveland.
In hia atatement Mr. Whitla aaya there
(Continued en Second Pago.)
connection with the Payne bill.
The plan outlined by senator Aldrlch
and hla repulblcan colleagues on the
finance committee is to take up the hill
and put It In shape and then call the full
committee together. The deoi crata then
would have the unhampered chance of auh
mlttlng a minority lepnrt to the senate at
the same time the bill was reported. The
minority member of the committee will
not assume a.ny rraponaiblllty for the
meaaure if the ordinary custom Is fol
lowed. It Is likely, however, that they will
take up the house tariff bill and dmuoot
It. and build a party measure which would
become an Important part of the minority
In maintaining secrecy on re to be
recommended by the finance committee it
has been decided not to Incorporate In
the bill any flgurea until the bill la com
pleted. In other worda. the frm of tha
bill will be perfected before an effort la
made to a;ree upon any of the aeveral
schedules over which there la likely to
be conflict between the senauj and the
Custer County Man Triea to Have
Party Give the People What
BANK GUAANTY GOES THROUGH
Men Who Vote Him Down Admit His
Strictures Are Just
PYRAMID BANKING IS POSSIBLE
Also Charges National Bankers Dic
tated Terms of Sill.
OMAHA CHARTER BILL SIGNED
Joint Committees Agree on Tnradar,
March Thirl;, ns Day for Ad
journment, hnt Some Think
That Ton K.nrly.
(From a Staif Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. aMrch 2: (Special.) Over the
protests of W. J. Taylor of Custer county,
who denounred the meaaure aa having been
amended to suit the national bankers, and
na not being the law promised tho people of
Nebraska by tho democratic, party, the
house concurred In tho senate antrndmenta
to the bunking bill late thla afternoon. It
was a case of working the steam roller, and
It went over Mr. Taylor by a vote of 53 tu
43 on his motion not to concur in three of
the senate amendments.
Mr. Taylor objected to the reduction made
by the senate In the Initial levy ugalnst tlin
banks to create the guaranty fund from
one-half of 1 per cent to one-fourth of 1
per cent. Ho ebojeted to the action of the
senate In striking from the bill the amend
ment adopted by the house providing that
stockholders In a hank must own other
property of rciuiil value, and he objected to
the decrease in the reserve to be held In tho
banks from 20 to 15 per cent.
Ho was opposed by Graff of Cuming,
chairman of tho banking commute which
icported the measure; Bowman of Nuckolls,
a member of the committee; Wilson of
Polk and Clark of RJchardson, both bank
ers. "The tearing down of the bill," said Mr.
ToylHr, "has been done In the Interest of
the national hanks. It has been trimmed
down so the state banks will not have any
edge over tho nutlonal hanks."
While Taylor was making his speech Sen
ator oVlpp. a member of the senate banking
committee, was on the floor of the house
working with the members and other mem
bers of the house who held a lever on the
steam roller left their places to such an ex
tent that the speaker had to call them to
time and order them to remain In their
"trlnK of Banks.
In his statement Taylor told the members
that the houso should have the speaker ap
point a conforence committee ao that the
bill could be put In shape that would aquure
with the pledges made to the people.
Then he moved to the blackboard and
showed Just what could be dono under the
bill in theway of organizing atrlng banks.
He atarted out with a $50,0(10 bank at Grand
Island. I'nder the law fourteen mon could
organize that bank with about $3,0U0 each.
One-third of the capital could be used In
the erection of a banking building. That
would leave $33,333. Under the bill eight
times' the capital stock may be loaned, or
$100,000. Under the law 50 per cent of the
capital could bo drawn out by the stock
holders to start another bunk at Ravenna.
That would start a bank with a capital
stock of $25,000. Spend one-third of that
for a building and It would leave $1(,A6A.
Under the law 60 per cent of the capital
stock of the Ravenna bank could be used
to atart bank at Broken Bow. Take $10,
000 for tho Broken Bow bank. Spend one-
third of that capital for building and that
would leave $0,666 In the Broken Bow bank.
Then take $5,000 from Broken Bow and bor
row $5,000 from a "brother-in-law," and
the fourteen stockholders could establish a
bank at Mcrna. Put up a bidding at Merna,
and that would leave, after paying back
the brother-in-law, $1,666.
This would leave In cash In all the banks,
aald Mr. Taylor, a total of $18,222. With
that much canh, when the banka began to
do business, they could loan a total of
Wilson of Polk Inquired how the bankers
would be able to give aecurlty for tho
money they borrowed from the banks.
"Under this law this money may bo
loaned to the stockholders, with their per
mission," replied Taylor.
Wilson Interrupted to aay that could be
done under the present law.
"But we promised the people a belter
banking law," replied Taylor.
Showing up the weakness of the guar
anty provision, Mr. Taylor showed that a
bank with deposits of $100,000 would pay Into
the guaranty fund, under tho flrat assess
ment, only $250.
"Let us leave the matter to a conference
committee." concluded Taylor, "ao we can
give to the people a real guaranty law,
not a law framed according to the Ideas of
the national bunkers. Thla law la the ef
fect of the lobbying of the national bankers.
It was our promise to the ieople to enact
a law which would relieve from the minds
of the depositor every lota of fear regard
ing the surety of their money.
"If I have not given you evidence enough
to show you this Is not the law we should
enact, then vote down my amendment, but
do not do it because of the cries of traitor.
Insurgent and sue hthe like and becaus
the World-Herald has become hysterical
over the matter."
ft team Holler at Work.
Graff of Cuming moved that the aenate
amendments be concurred In and lie and
Wilson and Clark and Bowman admitted
In their talks the bill was not auch aa they
could aifret to Its every provision, but thiy
argued It was the best that could be se
cured under the circumstances.
On Tajlor's motion not to concur In the
senate amendments Insofar as the three
points he raised the vote was aa follows:
Yes-Armstrong. Baker, Bar, lay. Hcgnle,
Black. Hlystone, Bolts. Brown of Lan
i aster. Busliee. Butt, By gland. Co. Cbeu
C.Hiperrlder, Dolezal. Oostal. Eastman
Kills, rannon. Kogarty. Krlee. Griffin
Urueber. Hads.ll. H.ispndaky. Howard.
Johnson of Adam-, Klllen. Moore, Netlleton
Noyea, O'Conncll, Kuimt, itoherts. Habeiaon
Heheele. Smith, Htedman, Stoecker, Taylor
of York, Taylor of Custer 43.
No-Allen, ariett. But. a. B land. Bowman
Boyd, ltro.li Ick. Brown of Hlierman, Carr.
Clark. Connolly. Kvans. Gates, Oenlra
Graff. Orovee. HaniiiKton, Hector, Keffer
nan. Henry. Holme. Humphrey, Johnson
of Burt. Kelley, Kotouc, Kraua, Kuhl
Uwrrnrr, ltdiy-h, Lux, Marlait, Millm'
Murphy. MeVlcker. Pickens, PUger, Ritchie
hVhoettgcr, Bhoemuker. Mnk. Kkeen. BnvitHi-'
Jaweu, TalcutU Tajlur ut iiitchux.a, luiki-
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