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Committee on Finance Will Report
the Payne Bill Tuesday
,'CERTAN SCHEDULES RESERVED
Among Them Are Hides, Steel Rails
and Crude Oil.
IMPORTANT CHANGES ARE MADE
House Basic Rates Extended to Re
GLOVES. HOSIERY AND WOOLENS
Committer Will Reenmmend That
ntnaley Hates on These Articles
Br RetainedWork on Pro
posed Tariff Barean.
"WASHINGTON, April M.-Th senate
tariff bill, ao fur a ratea are concerned.
' completed tonight, hut It was noted
that In making a report Chairman Aldrlch
will announce a rcHcrvatlon on certain Im
portant achediilca for future action. These
reservation will Include hides, steel rails,
wood pulp and crude petroleum.
Chairman Aldrlch asserted tonight that
the senate committee had made a more
general revision of rate than was done
by the house committee on ways and means
and that reductions In schedules had been
mnde on a fur greater number of article!.
This did net, mean tliat there would be
a reduction of revenues, but that there
would be recommended a. bona fide revision
downward of the tariff.
The great number of changes which will
be recommended are duo largely to the
fact that while the Payno bill revised
ratce on certain basic articles, the revision
did not extend to related articles. For
lnnsnce, lead ore was reduced In the
Payne bill and several manufactures of
lend ore remain unchanged. The senate
committee made general reductions on
these manufactures In harmony with the
reduction on the unworked material. Similar
changes were made In many other
schedules, which will account for the
many amendments that will tie presented
In the senate. .
Hides nnd Steel RalU.
Id the report which will be made to the
senate, hides will go on the free llHt as
provided by the Payne bill, but tho ques
tion of fixing a rate In accordance with
the sentiment of the senate, as expressed
through a canvass taken by western sena
tors, will bo taken up In the near future.
A similar condition will he reported on
steel rails. The Payne ratea are 13.92
per ton, which la one-half the existing
'rate. The committee waa Impressed with
tho arguments made by the steel manu
facturers that this rate should be in
creased, but It la known that considerable
opposition to such action will be mani
fested In the senate. This Item will be
discussed later by the committee and the
Indications are that It will be recommended
for an Increase to about S4.'J per ton.
Wood Pnlp and Crude Oil.
No decision has been reached on the
subject of wood pulp and this fact will
be announced by Snnator Aldrlch when
lie reports the bill. The same la true of
crude petroleum, which the house put on
the free list against the protest of the
leaders In that body. It Is likely that the
senate will be given an opportunity to vote
on this article. The duties on lumber also
promts to occasion debate In the senate
and, wlille no change from the Payne
hill will be recommended, it la believed a
numlier of amendments will be offered on
the floor of the senate.
After a long discussion of the rote on
bituminous coal the senate committee to
day decided to recommend a reduction from
67 cents to 40 cents per ton In view of the
action of the committee yesterday in strik
ing out the reciprocity clause. The Payne
Mil includes slack, or culm coal, at the
same rate as was fixed for bituminous
con I, Increasing the duty on this product
from 15 cents to 7 cents. The senate com
mittee has decided to restore the Dlngley
rate of 13 rents per ton.
(loves and Hosiery. '
Protests made by heair importers of
gloves and hosiery against the Increase
made by the Pyne bill over tho existing
IMngley rates, which protests wero added
to by the position taken by hundreds of,
women throughout the country. Induced the
senate committee to agree to recommend
the continuance of the Dlngley ratea. The
existing rates on woolen, which were ma
terially decreased by the Payne bill, will be
recommended by the senate committee.
Specific duties will be recommended
throughout on silks of all kinds, the specific
duty being a trifle above the combined ad
valorem and specific duties now collected
under the Dlngley act. This action Is taken
In order to meet probable severe competi
tion wltli Japan silks, which every year
re coming In larger quantities at a con
stantly decreasing cost of manufacture.
The deniHiul for long staple cotton, which
omes into competition with Egyptian cot
ten used In the manufacture of mercerised
silk goods has been denied by the senate
committee. This action was taken on the
ground that the staple raised on the sea
Islands off South Carolina and Florida now
brings a high price in the American mar
ket and for the further reason that It
would be difficult to Kve like protection
to cotton raised in certain parts of Tcxms
and Mississippi, which Is of comparatively
Will Report Hill Taeaday.
Present Indications arc that the commit
tee will report the bill to the senate on
Tuesday next. The majority members of
the committee will be In sesaton sll day
tomorrow, going over the amendments
agreed upon In order to guard against
possible errors. A meeting of the full coin
mltlec has been called for 10 o'clock Mon
Uuy and tho portion of the bill carrying
ratea will be presented to the democratic
members at that time.
The administrative features of the bill.
In all probability, will not be reported for
another week or more. These features will
be the subject of careful consideration by
tha entire committee and It Is thought
their adoption by the senate may be
brought about without opposition.
Something of the proposed tariff bureau,
aliliii has been the object of a great deal
of study. teamed tonight, although
plans for the establishment of such a bu
reau will not be completed until other ad
ministrative featurca of tha bill are ready
AConUuued ou &oonl iNfcge
Snag Boat Will
Give Relief to
Government Boat Ordered to Help
Raise Ferry Boat and Help Out
From Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, April 10-(Speclal Tele.
giam.)-i-Ths government snaghoat has been
ordered to give relief If possible to cltlaens
of Decatur, Neb., who are said to be much
Inconvenienced gecause the ferryboat that
furnishes them with supplies has gone to
the bottom of the "Big Muddy." At the
request of Senator Burkett the engineering
office of the War department issued orders
for the government craft to go to their re
lief. It seems that when the Ice broke on
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..i7 riYti iim icrryDoai was crushed in
floating Ice and sank. It was ths sole
conveyance of freight for Decatur, which
Is some fifteen miles from Onawa, la., their
shipping point. The freight depot there Is
said to be crowded with goods due and
needed at Decatur. Decatur Is In the north
cast part of Burt county on the west bank
of the Missouri river.
Some time ago Senator Burkett asked the
Postofflce department for certain changes
In tha rural route from Prltchard to Dun
ning. He has Just been advised by the
second assistant postmaster general that
the contract has been awarded for desired
service between these points with a sched
ule requiring the carrier to start from Dun
ning and travel between Dunning and Ran
kin on the outward trip, as patrons wanted.
The Interstate Commerce commission to
day rendered a decision against the Chi
cago, Milwaukee at St. Paul Railroad com
pany In the case of the complaint of tho
Farley & Loetscher Manufacturing com
pany and awarded the complainant com
pany reparation in the sum of $200.
The Farley A Loetscher Manufacturing
company complained that the defendant
railroad company's rate of 19 cents per 100
pounds for transportation of doors In car
loads from Dubuque, la., to Sioux Falls,
S. D., la unreasonable.
The senate today again adopted Senator
Burkett s amendment to the census bill,
which provides for the enumeration of all
children under the age of 16 years who are
ruptured, crippled or deformed. The amend
ment Is Identical wtlh that Incorporated
In a similar bill by the senate at the last
session of congress, but which was elim
inated by conferees from the two branches.
Two Caught With
Accused Men Say They Learned
Counterfeiting From Book Bor
rowed From Public Library.
KANSAS CITT, April W-Caught In tho
act of weighing injurious citta which they
had manufactured, two men giving their
names aa John F. Burns of West field.
Mass., and Charles Adams of Byrecuae, N.
Y., were arrested here today. A complete
counterfeiter's outfit was recovered.
At the polioe station Burns and Adams
said they were out of work and had no
funds. They had secured a book from the
public library, they said, and with this as
a guide, proceeded to coin money. They
disclaimed any plan to pass the coins. The
coins seised by the police were quarters
and halves, made of lead, and a very fair
Three Little Girls Locked in Closet
Are Rescued Through Faith
BAT CITY. Mich., April 10.-Thts after
noon three little girls, for whom search had
been going on since late yesterday after
noon, were found In tho closet of a nearby
vacant house, where they had been for
twenty hours. They had gone there to
play and the door, which had a spring lock,
blew closed. making them prisoners.
Neighbors were attracted by the barking
of a faithful dog, which had followed the
prisoners Into the house.
PROHIB LAW IS HARD HIT
Alabama Coirt Holds storage Section
of "tate-Wld l.nw Is In
MOBILE, 'Ala., April 10,-One of tho
strongest sections of the state prohibitory
law was declared unconstitutional today
by Justice Mayfleld at Montgomery. The
sections knocked out prohibited the storing
or possession of liquor in any building or
apartment which was Inhabited. Under this
ruling the hotel and case men, whose places
were raided a few days sgo by prohibition
detectives with search warrants, have
brought suit to set aside the seizures.
Heir to Throne of Holland
Is Expected Coming Week
TIIK HAGUE. April in. The birth of
an heir to the throne of Holland la con
fidently epected the coming week, and
if all goes well the outburst of popular
enthusiasm will be such as has seldom
been witnessed amon the placid lutcli.
There has been no royal birth in the
Netherlands since that of Queen Will
helmina herself, twenty -seven years ago.
Thrice before since the marriage of
'.'Little Wilheltnina." aa the Hollanders
affectionately call the queen, have the
hopes of the country been raised, only to
The constant fear of the Dutch haa
been that the House of Orange would die
out with a childless sovereign and tnat
Holland would pass under the rule of a
German prince and would thereby possi
bly become a German vassal state. This
partly accounts for the extraordinary
eagerneaa with which ths event Is awaited
In every town and village In the Nether
lands. Demonstration on a large scale have
been arranged, and ' proceaslous. concorts
and fetes will be held all over the country.
The school children have been given a
week's holiday and general amnesty wlw
be proclaimed for certain classes of prison
ers. Guns already are in position on the
Appointments Are To Be Made Under
Regulation Mad by Civil
ATTEMPT TO AMEND MEASURE
Effort to Have Places Distributed by
Congressmen Has Scant Support.
BALLET DENOUNCES PRESIDENT
Texas Senator Says Mr. Taft Is Try
ing- to Dictate to Congress.
SPIRITED REPLY BY MR. LODGE
Man From Bay State aye Classified
Service Is Regarded aa Im
provement Everywhere Oat
alde at Congress.
WASHINGTON, April 10. The bill to
provide for the taking of the next cen
sus was passed by the senate today in a
form which, it is understood, will meet
the views of the president regarding ap
pointments for census work under regu
lations by the Civil Service commission.
Efforts by some senators to allow these
appointments to be made upon recom
mendation of senators and representa
tives without examination received but
The Interesting feature was a speech by
Mr. BBalley, who said It waa reported
that If the bill aa passed did not provide
for appointments under the civil service
the president would veto It and added
that If any such 'threat" were made it
would stir up severe criticism of the
Asserting that he had heard It reported
that President Taft would veto the pend
ing census bill If it did not provide for
placing the appointments of census em
ployes under the Civil Service commis
sion. Senator Bailey In a speech on the
bill today declared that If the president
"had thus early In his administration
undertaken to coerce congress be would
find that the experience of the last seven
years waa a holiday with what the next
four years woul be."
Among other things, Mr. Bailey said:
"I am one of the man who sincerely hope
the president of the United States will dis
tinguish himself in his great office. I hope
his administration will be an unmixed
blessing to all the people, but I do not hesi
tate to say that no man ever had a less
desirable preparation for it than the pres
ent occupant of that high office. He went
fmm the bench, where the tendency la to
ward a cerlitin kind of tyranny. There Is
scarcely a federal Judge In the United
States of twenty years' service who has
not become arbitrary. Irritable, and some
times tyrannical. 1 do not mean that this
experience wduld corrupt htm In tha sense
of making him venal, but 1t tends-to cor
rupt him in the sense that teaches him to
oppose his will against all obstacles."
Denounces Civil Service.
These remarks followed a general de
nunciation' by Senator Bailey of the civil
service law. which, he declared, he had op
posed for twenty years as "a humbug: and
a pretense. He stated that former Presi
dent Roosevelt had not hesitated to appoint
men tp public office within the classified
system upon his own Judgment and with
out examination, which, he said, was not
justified by any law. Instead of appoint
ments being made by political bosses, they
are now, he said, made by departmental
bosses. If there was to be a boss he pre
ferred a political boss."
Mr. Bailey said he had heard that a cer
tain member of a legislature had Introduced
a resolution framed In laudatory language
In relation to the former president and
that later he had had this resolution taken
to Mr. Roosevelt with a request that he bo
given a flaoe and that he was appointed
without examination to a position paying 17
"If any senator doubts that story," aaid
Mr. Bailey, "let him ask Senator Scott of
West Virginia whether It la true."
Lodge Defends Prealdcnt.
Senator Lodge, In reply, said the civil
service was Incomparably superior, to the
spoils system. Mr. Lodge said no attempt
had been made by congress to pass the
census bill over President Roosevelt's veto,
for the reason that It could not be done.
He declared It waa evident that every
where except In congress It was recognised
that the classified service waa an Improve
ment over what went before.
Mr. Lodge said he did not assume to
speak for President Taft and that any mem
ber of congress could Judge for himself
what the president would be likely to do
In the event the bill was passed with tho
spoils system Included.
"It Is well to remember," he. said, "that
we are sending this bill to a president
whose views on the airbject of classified
service have been expressed In executive
decisions on numerous occasions. It Is my
belief that he favors the classified service."
parade ground here for the firing of a
salute on the announcement of the birth
One hundred and one rounds will be ftred
for the birth of a prince, and fifty-one tor
a prlncesa. Heralds, accompanied by
trumpeters In costumes of the Slxteentn
century will proclaim the advent of a
prince or princess of Orange In all quarters
of the city.
The health of the queen has been excel
lent. Dr. Kouwer, an eminent gynecologist,
in addition to tha qieen's regular physi
cian, la In constant attendance.
Ths queen s apartments are situated at
the back of the palace, overlooking a
nulct, old-world garden. A spite of six
rooms has been prepared for the Infant by
the queen herself and In these have been
Installed seme ancient cradles of tha house
of Nassau, of wonderful workmanship. AH,
Iiowever, have been discarded In favor or
a homely wooden Dutch cradle, which will
be used ordinarily, while on state occas
slona, the baby will occupy a beautiful
crada which was made at Tha Hague
school of laework. where two score women
instructors and pupils worked many
months in prodjcing tne lace for this
cradle. Two rooms ate literally filled with
costly presents which hava been sent for
ths royal baby from every citjp and hamlet
la the Netherlands.
Wmmm$m& ill! .
r? $ h r1
"Alas, that spring should vanish with the rose!
That love's sweet scented manuscript should close,
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
NO SUSPENSION OF MINING
President Lewis Issues Statement for
CHARGES COMBINE OF OWNERS
Saya Operators Are Fixing; Price of
Coal Wlthoat Any Objection
Being Offered ta
PHILADELPHIA, Aprn 10.-The officials
of the United Mine Workers of the anthra
cite districts of Pennsylvania today ap
pointed a committee to draw up a-policy
to be pursued by the miners' The com
mittee Is composed of President Lewis and
the district presidents and secretaries of
the United Mine Workers.
The miners say that so far as they are
concerned there will be no suspension of
President Lewis Issued a statement this
afternoon giving a resume of the mine
workers' side of the controversy.
"It Is said that the operators hava granted
a concession," states Mr. Ixwls. "Thla I
cannot understand, as tho operators refuse
to agree to restore the wages of those men
which had been reduced during the last
three years In direct violation of the award
of the strike commission.
"The operatora' representatives refused
likewise to permit the miners' representa
tivs to sign any proposition on behaJf or
the United Mine Workers of the anthracite
"Greot stress has been given to the strike
commission's award of the operators In
Stating that the award did not provide for
the signing of any agreement with the
United Mine Workers and that for this
reason they refused to enter Into contract
relations with the United Mine oWrkera
of the anthracite region.
"As a matter of fact the strike commis
sion not only believed that an agreement
Should be made with the mine workers,
through their organization, but recom
mended a form of agreement which Is a
matter of record.
"It seems the strike commission's award
Is to be made the instrument of depriving
the anthracite mine workora of every right
that wage earnine and citizens of this
country should enjoy according to the laws
of the land.
"No one questions the right of the mine
owners to organise. No one haa denied
them the right to fix the selling price of
coal. No one haa Interfered and, so far
oa we know, even attempted to interfere
in their right to sell anthracite coal at
such a price aa they decide upon from
month to month.
"That they have a perfect organization is
evident from the fact that they can Issue
orders at any time to advance or reduce
the selling price of coal, and that ordor is
quite unilonn in its application. Even now
it Is reported that they have notified their
aelling agents not to contract for large
Gorge at .Msgars Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS. N. Y.. April 10-The
Ice Jam In the Niagara gorge continues and
between this city and lwiston the water
has risen forty feet above normal.
When asked how
he made his money
a certain rich man
once replied: I buy
my straw hats in the
If you want to pick up a bar
gain in an automobile, the
time to do so is before the
You will find on the want-ad page,
under the head "Automobiles" a
number of machines, which have
been uaed, offered for sale. These
are worth investigating.
at French Lick
is Under Fire
Governor Marshall of Indiana Orders
Investigation of Report that
Gambling is Carried On.
INDTANAPOU8. Ind.. April la-Oov-ernor
Marshall, before leaving for a trip
to New York, has Instructed tho prosecut
ing attorney for Orange and Washington
counties to Investigate tha reports of
gambling at French Lie!:, and If he finds
them true, to proceed against tho pro
prietors of the gantec Under the direction
of Governor Hanly, the present governor's
republican predecessor, the games at
French Lick were raided. It la alleged they
hava been re-opened In elaborate gambling
rooms, which are crowded every evening
by fashionably dressed men and women,
who play roulette, faro and stud poker.
The gambling rooms. It Is reported tp the
governor, are In a small hotel Just outside
the land limits described In the charters
of the West Bed on and French Lick hotels.
Thomas Taggart, former chairman of the
national democratic committee. Is owner
of tha latter reanrt. Governor Marshall Is
Will Fight Suit
Officials of Eighteen Defendants in
Two-Cent Fare Case Decide to
8T. LOUIS, April 10,-That the railroads
of Missouri have mnde all possible con
cessions to the state authorities In the
matter of passenger ratea and will resist
the Injunction suit filed Thursday In 8t.
Louis, was the gist of an announcement
made today at ths close of the first session
of a gathering of executive officials of ths
eighteen systems interested.
RATE BILLIN MISSOURI
House Orders Rug roused Mruirt to
Allow Commission to Fix
JBFFBRSON CITY. Mo., April 10.-An-other
phase of the passenger situation In
thla state was emphasised In the house of
representatives of the general assembly
today, when that body by an unanimous
vote ordered engrossed the bill giving the
stata railroad commissioners authority to
fix passenger fares. The emasure was
made a special order for Tuesday after
noon, when it will be placed on its final
Hides Clause in New Bill
May Work Against Factories
WASHINGTON, April 10,-The intricacies
of the Payne tariff bill, which passed the
house yesterday, and complications which
may result from lis er.actment into law,
are illustrated by the hides and leather
In connection with the maximum and
minimum provisions of the new bill a
peculiar situation Is presented. The bill
places hides on the free list, with a re
taliatory provision for a duty of SO per
cent ad valorem on hides coming from
countries which do not give the United
States the benefit of their most favored
nation clause. The duty on sole leather,
aa now In the bill, la 6 per cent ad valorem.
Ths maximum duty provided for sola
leather Is 30 per cent of the duty In addi
tion, which makes It ( per cent ad
It is coitsndsd that the inequality be
tween tha maximum duties on hides and
sole leather is so great that it will seriously
affect tha American tanners. It was
pointed out that Venesuela, for Instant,
would find It to Its advantage to have
the maximum rates of duty in the Payne
bill apply against Its products, in order to
encourage It tanning Industry. Whlla Ks
hides would not find aa large a market on
account f 4aj3)er cant duty, iaoterlaa
The nigtlngRle that In the branches sang
Ah, whence, and whither flown again, who knows!
HASKELL BILLS ARE VOID
Judge Marshall Quashes Land In
dictments on Technicality.
END NOT YET, SAYS S. R. RUSH
Omaha Attorney Declares He Will
Present the t'hararea the
Grand Jnry Now la
TULSA. Okl.. April 10-Governor Charles
N. Haskell, Oklahoma's first chief execu
tive, and the six other prominent Okla
homans indicted by the federal grand Jury
charged with fraud In Muskogee town lots,
will not have to stand trial. The motion
of the defendant to quash the indictments
waa upheld here today by Judge John A.
Marshall of Utah in the United States
The court In Its decision, which wss very
lengthy, quashed the Indictments on the
ground that they were returned hv a vrmr,
Jury composed of twenty-three men under
ma reoerai taw, instead or by a Jury of
sixteen, as provided for by the Arkansas
law, which waa held to be in force in old
Indian Territory by federal enactment at
the time when the alleged frauds were com
Sylvester Rush, special assistant attnrnev
general, who worked up the cases for the
government, stated jfter the opinion was
handed down today that he would again
present the matter to the urnnrt i,m. .,,k
mlttlng it without delay to the body now In
Prominent Defendant Freed.
The defendants affected by today's de
cision besides Governor Haskell are:
Clarence W. Turner, Muskogee, 65, pro
prietor of a hardware company, former
member of the city council. He was born
in Cleveland, O. 1
Walter R. Katon, Muskogee, a native of
Kansas, but resided In Lima, O.. and Has
tings, Neb., before coming to Oklahoma
William T. Hutchings, aged 46. lawyer,
real estate dealer.
F. B. Severs of Muskogee and Okmulgee
Okl.. aged 7t; a Creek cltlien by adoption
by tlie Creek council; engaged In mercantile
business: formerly a member of the Mus
kogee city council.
A. Z. English, aged 41 years', son-in-law
of P. B. Severs, lawyer, capitalist, manager
Muskogee Title and Truat comiany.
Jesse Hill of Muskogee, aged 38 years.
He waa Indicted Jointly with English and
Indictments Returned by Rash.
The aggregate wealth of the seven men
Is said to be over I2,0fl0,onr. The Indict
ments against them numbered thirteen and
thoy wera returned at Muskogee after a
lengthy grand Jury Investigation conducted
by Sylvester Rush of Omaha, witnesses
(Continued on Second Page.)
for tanning the hides and exporting the
aole leather to the United States would
have an advantage over the American
manufacturers, whose hides would cost
more on account of tha maximum duty,
without a similar increase In the amount
of protection on sole leather.
NEW RAILWAY MAIlTblVISlOlt'
Territory Will l.rlude Alaska and
the Paelnr Worthiest
WASHINGTON, April 10.-Potmaster
General Hitchcock has signed an order
creating on July 1. next, the Thirteenth
division of railway mall service, with
headquarters at Seattle. Wash. The new
division Includes Mpntsna, Idaho, Oregon
Washington and Alaska. It was carved
out of territory comprising the Eighth
division, exoept Montana, which was part
of tha Tenth. An additional division super
intendent and assistant superintendent will
be appointed. The re-aduatmeit particularly
gives Alaska headquarters In Seattle In
stead of San Francisco and almplifies the
arrangement of schedule to meet the
..w-UiUlauw.nMu ox tnat rapidix grow.
Fifteen Hundred Men Employed in
Nebraska Saloons Will Lose
Jobs July 1.
WORKING FORCES MUST BE CUT
Sixteen Hundred Saloons Average
Three Men Each.
STATISTICS OF THE BUSINESS
Brewers Have Ten Million Invested
in Their Plants.
RETAILERS ARE ALSO IN DEEP
IteTterr of the Bnslneas In Nebraska
that Will rraetlrally ' Have t
Be Rearranged to Meet
Saloons la Sfsbraska, estimated, l.SOO.
Investment in same, including llosnst,
Saloon lloensss Issued In Omaha, 151, in
cluding brewers and wholesalers. XarcsV
msnt aside from license, 9375,000.
Breweries In the state, tsn; Investment,
People engag-ed about saloons, 5,600 1 to
be let out, 1,500.
"You voted for Shallenberger. didn't
you?" waa the half Inquiry and half asser
tion directed at a bald-headed bartender
by a person In a mend to have some fun
et the expense of a back-bar chemist.
"No, sir. I did not; I give you my word of
tirwior on that. I'm from Missouri, all right;
but the brains of the country Is In the repub
lican party, and the business of the coun
try trusts that party and no other. I vote
the straight republican ticket."
After the Inquirer had caught his breath,
he said heartily: "Blessed tt I don't admire
your nerve. Moat of these kickers claim
they voted for Shally, Just to get even with
"Well. I didn't," said the bald-headed
one, "for I always mougtvt tnat eneiaon
was right In Insisting that the Slocumb
law waa tho bet of its kind In the United
States, and If his advice had been taken
the Shallenberger shouters in thla busi
ness wouldn't have been given such a kick,
In the shin as they got. At that, the only
kick I have coming is that I will probably
be thrown out of work and hava to go
somewhere else and hunt a Job, in the
meantime leaving the family here until
I find one."
Thla Is a grist pf an actual conversation.
and the bartender hit off the thought that
Is worrying many a man In his line in
Nebraska today, "What to do after tho
first of July, next?"
Large N amber of Jolts Vanish.
There are cloeo to 1,C0 saloons In the
state, at Uils time, and the number wh
not reduced by recent town elections. Each
of these places has an average of three
employes, even In Lincoln, where the day
light rule haa been In force for a year.
So It follows that 1.800 to 1,600 men. bar
tenders and porters, will be out of work
Just aa soon as the new law becomea opera
tive. Many of those are married men. In
a great many instances one bartender and
one porter will be let out. Thla will be truo
whether the proprietor has been In the
habit of "standing a watch" or not, be
cause the 'hours from seven in the morning
to eight at night are not extreme for one
watch, with an hour or two off at noon.
Wages of bartenders averages SfiO t I7S
a month, some getting more than $75 and
few, except in very small towns, getting
loss than SfiO. Porters In the cities get J8
to 112 a week.
In Omaha there Bte a score or more of
outlying saloons that will be compelled 10
close, throwing all hands out of a Job.
These saloons have been enjoying a quiet
morning trade, before 7, and a more or
lcKs steady trade after supper until closing
time. Their day trade will not be strong
enough to keep them running. Just how
many of theso outlying places will close no
one is willing to estimate.
Law Will Affeet Omaha Most.
Of the brewers' and hotelmen's end Gott
lieb Stori perhaps gave a fair view when
he said: "I am not prepared to say that
tho law will hurt the state; but I do be
lieve that It will hurt Omaha. It puts our
city in the peculiar position of being a
metropolis, without one of the commonest
conveniences of a large city. Several of the
cafes and hotels of Omaha have Invested
very largo sums of money, and their repu
tation is widespread. Under the operation
ef the new law they are bound to loi
largely. Investments are carefully figured
on future possibilities, but here Is a de
preciation of earning power that no one
could foresee, and the effect will be In
jurious In the cases of men who have In
vested heavily with the Slocumb law in
"As to the brewers, with their 110,000.000
Investment, they can probably manage l
get along. There are no saloons owned by
brewers any more, and it may be that the
casa beer trade, supplying families, will
increase; yet no one can say Just how that
factor will develop."
Investments In Saloons.
Henry Keating, secretary of the Retail
Liquor Dealers' association of Nebraska,
Is authority for the tttaternent that prob- .
ably thirty or more of the saloons in the
slate represent an outlay of 5,Ono or hotter.
The rest, he estimates, will average Sl.mo
for fixtures and equipment. This would
make, an Investment of 1. 500,000 at least.
License money paid will foot up over an
other Sl.500.0ii0. for In Lincoln and some
other places the license cobts $1,500.
Where aaloons aro located In communi
ties depending on the surrounding farm
ing country. It is difficult lo foretell the
outcome, but it is considered doubtful if
they can pay $1,000 and live, when closed
at 8 o'clock eveiy night tn the week. Some
men who have given the subject study,
assert that the buttle and rase trade Is
sure to thow a heavy increase in such
communities, ispniully where the foreign
clement Is numerous, and the isolated
saloons may thus recoup themselves.
Breweries In Nebraska number ten, lo
cated In Omaha, South Omaha, Fremont,
Hastings, Nebtaska City and Wllher. Be
siiiea these, about all the large breweries
of other cities have branches In tne state,
including agents of Milwaukee, St. i"aiil,
St. Iritis, lacrosse, Chicago Kansas City
and HI. Joseph breweries.
US I Licenses In This Cennty.
In Omaha 2fil lieemea have been Issued,
to retailers, w huh salnr liquor dealers and
brewers. In South Omaha last year eighty
Uaenaea wcr Issued. The &xt time of '
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