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The Omaha Daily Bee.
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Board of Parole Will
Not Consider Case
of John R. Walsh
The Pitcher that Went to the Well
HANNA GOES ON
Manager of Syndicate Testifies to
Purchase of Tennessee Coal and
Iron by Steel Cot po ration.
BEFORE INVESTIGATING BODY
Absorption Was Just to Help Banks
Holding Some of the Stock.
COST WAS SIMPIT NOTHING
Property in Tennessee Was a Most
INCLUDED BOTH IRON , AND COAL
Mercer Ktfeeted In oriii'i Office
After Gary an Krlck Returned
from Washington to Sfcire
NEW TORK, July That the financing
f the Tennessee Coal and Iron syndicate
In 1905 did not cost as much as a "postage
tamp" was the declaration made today by
L. C. Hanna of Cleveland, O., before the
Stanley steel trust Investigating commit
tee, Mr. Hanna, who was manager of that
syndicate befoie the company was absorbed
by the United States Steel corporation In
1907. also testified that the main purpose
6f the men who took over the Tennessee
company. In competition with the steel cor
poration, was to develop the great mineral
resources rather than the mechanical
equipment of the property.
"In the organisation of that syndicate,"
Air. Stanley asked, "Jld you employ Mr.
Morgan or any other financial syndicate
to float your bonds?"
"The financing of the Tennessee com
pany did not cost as much as the price of
4 postage stamp," Mr. Hanna said. "There
were no bankers employed.
"Did you ever get an order for steel rails
from Mr. Harriman?" asked the chairman.
. "Yes," Mr. Hanna replied.
"Mr. Harriman gave us an order for
157.MS tons of steel rails."
"How long was It after Harriman gave
you this order," asked Mr. Stanley, "till
you learned that your company was In
trouble In Wall street?"
"I don't remember exactly, but think It
was several months."
Tennessee Property Valuable.
Mr. Hanna said he thought the Tennessee
Coal and Iron syndicate was formed about
November, 1905. In the original purchase
of Its stock he had 10,000 shares. As to the
values of the Tennessee property- Mr.
"It was a well known fact that the Ten
nessee company owned a large amount of
mineral. Iron and coal and flux-stone, and
the values of ore have greatly Increased In
the last ten years."
That advance the witness, attributed to
the greatly Increased' consumption of Iron
and steel, the growing export trade and
' -i , n .1 t..n.Mi4Hllnn futilities.
, iHMwcaHSi y, '-- v
The witness then described, how the stock
of the syndicate had been placed In the
hands of the managers with an agreement
that It should not be sold below par, the
agreement which John W. Gates explained
to the committee some time before.
. "Was the purpose of that agreement
placing the stock tn the hands of your
self and Moore & Schley, to make the
sale easier or to prevent It?" asked Mr
Stanley. "The purpose was to prevent It and there
never was any official effort made to dis
pose of the stock until the panic oi 1907."
At the time of the sale Mr.' Hanna said
there were 223,000 shares of Tennessee stock.
He was asked about the financial condition
of the chief members of the syndicate at
the time of the sale and said they were all
regarded as financially sound.
The witness described how banks holding
considerable Tennessee collateral were In
trouble and were demanding additional col
lateral. He described how the Tennessee
stock was regarded. In Wall street as "peg
stock." because It was controlled by a
syndicate and tied up for a fixed period
Its nominal value was about !!0 to 130.
ale) for Beaeflt of Banks.
At the time of the sale of the Tennessee
to the United States Steel corporation, Mr.
Hanna declared that the Tennessee com
pany was In good financial condition and
did not need to sell, but the sale was neces
sary to avoid the failure of, Moore &' Schley
and the threatened spread of a ruinous
Mr. Hanna related the story of the con
ference held In J. Plerpont Morgan's li
brary where the merger was effected after
Judge Gary and H. C. FrU K returned from
tbetr hurried trip to Washington to got
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FOR NEBRASKA Fair. '
FOR IOWA Fair.
Traprratar at Omaha Yesterday.
Hours. ' Deg.
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lwvativ Local Record.
1911. 1910. 19U. 1908
Highest today 89 86 89 i
Lowest today 69 74 72 73
Mean temperature 79 80 8.1
pTwIyiiation 00 ' T .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departuie-i
from the normal:
Normal temperature 77
Kxrwaa for the day j
Normal precipitation 13 Inch
Deficiency for the day 13 inch
Tumi rainfall since March 1 $.35 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 S.MInchei
Deficiency cor. period In 1910. . .. 13. (w inches
Deficiency cor. period In W 42 Inch
Report from Stations at T P. M.
Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. f p. 111
Cheyenne, partly ciouay.. (to
Denver, partly cloudy....
lea Molnea, clear
Ixxise City, part cloudy..
North Platte, clear
Fait Lake City, clear
rams r a, . mo. ........ .
HIouk c ity, clear
T indicates trace or pi ect citation.
U A, WEL&H. Local Forecaster.
Its Members Are Under the Impression
that Indictments Are Still Pend
ing Against Banker.
WASHINGTON, July 28. The federal
board of parole has decided not to con
sider the case of John R. Walsh, the Con
victed banker to whom President Taft re
cently refused executive clemency, unless
the remaining Indictments against him are
In some way disposed of.
According to the law Walsh would be
eligible to apply for a parole when the
prison board meets at the Leavenworth
penitentiary In September, but the rules
forbid the consideration of any prisoner
who Is still under Indictment.
CHICAGO, July 28. Word that the fed
eral board of parole In Washington, D.
C, had decided not to consider the case of
John R. Walsh, the convicted Chicago
banker to whom President Taft recently
refused executive clemency until the re
maining Indictments against him have been
dtemlsned or otherwise disposed of, caused
surprise here because the only remaining
indictment against Walsh was dismissed
three weeks ago by Judge Landls at the
request of District Attorney Blmms. Assist
ant District Attorney Chllds said:
"There are no Indictments . pending
against John R. Walsh. There were two
Indictments returned against him, both al
leging exactly, the same offenses. The
drawing of two indictments was made nec
essary because of the re-dtstrlctlng of the
federal court's jurisdiction In Illinois March
"He was convicted on one Indictment and
the dismissal of the other was merely a
formal matter. I am sure that the parole
board In Washington was given notice of
the dismissal of the other Indictment."
"Spoils" System is
TlrtUnv-rtl i Qnnn4-n
1CUatCU ILL UCilaLtJ
Proposition to Add Sixteen Me.sen-
gers io me xorce causes Ani
WASHINGTON, July 28. Senator Kern j
of Indiana, speaking today on a resolution j
to add several employes to the payrolls,
charged that a "spoils system ran mad" ,
in the senate, where republicans so sys
tematically divided patronagle that mem
bers often were awarded "half a man."
Senator Dixon (republican) retorted that
the democratic house had discharged all
Senator Kern charged the republicans In
the senate today with trying to provide
places for a number of new .employes on
the senate rolls, just at the close of the
session, when they would have nothing
to do. ,
A resolution putting " sixteen messengers
on the senate rolls caused the trouble
Senator Brlstow explained It wa4 done tn
order to abolish a bad senate custom of
"detailing men." Ho-said IT wou'ldTYosuif
In economy rather than extra expense, and
would reduce the number of senate em
ployes. "Well, economy . was an Issue In the
last campaign," said Senator Kern. "If
these men are working for committees that
never met we ought to abolish " the sub
terfuge and make It plain that we are
providing employes, not for committees,
but for the Individual benefit of senators."
Personalities enllveden the economy strug
gle. Activity of Senators Reed and Kern,
democrats, evoked a sarcastic rejoinder
from Senator Brlstow (progressive) that It
was "unfortunate the senate had to strug
gle along so many years without the wis
dom" of the two new members.
"I desire to say now to the senator
from Kansas," retorted Senator Reed, "that
I Imagine this poor old country of ours
that ran before Kansas was a state and
that ran before the senator from Kansas
rose like a sun of Intelligence above the
horlion of the intellectual night that has
enveloped us, will still struggle on when
the clouds and shadows gather over the
United States and they stand by his tomb
weeping livers of tears."
. When the debate had concluded the sen
ate passed the resolution.
Wire Men Continue
to Come Into Court
Five More Plead Guilty to Unlawful
Restraint of Trade and Are Fined
Thousand Dollars Each.
NEW TORK, July 28,-Henry A. Ham
mond, a director as well as sales agent for
the Wire and Telephone Company of
America, today pleaded nolo contendere to
the indictment charging him, like other
wire manufacturers, with unlawful re
straint of trade. He paid a fine of $1,000.
Judge ' Archibald also received nolo' con
tendere pleas and Imposed fines of $1,000
in each of the following cases:
Henry Goddard, president of the Trenton
J. D. Keith, vice president of the Phoenix
Horseshoe company of Illinois, and Samuel
II. Roberts, secretary.
Thomas II. Taylor, assistant sales agent
of the American .Steel and wire company
cf New Jersey.
Probable Murder Occurs Soon After
Mayor Harrison Refuses to Sus
pend Anti-Noise Ordinance.
CHICAGO, July 2S.-Shortly after Mayor
Harrison had refused to suspend the en
forcement of the antl-nolse ordinance at
the request of a delegation of striking
peddlers, headed by Congressman A. J.
ttabath, Plnkus Schouns, 30 years of age.
was shot three times and per hap fatally
wounded by Frank Bovera, a striking
Schouns la a grocer, and ha was accused
of buying fruit to turn over to a peddler.
Bovera was arrested.
Later H. Tuck man, an Ice dealer, was
aavaulted. but his assailants escaped.
Hostilities were suspended duung the
early morning hours, while the peddlers
made a final appeal to Mayor Harrison
Pellnsrav at Oswear. Kan.
OSWKOO, Kan., July 28. Two well de
velooed caea of lllaKra were found here
today by the secretary of the Stale Board
of Health. The affected persons ax a
mother and. her S-yeer-old daughter. h.
iujv1 trum sMtuui two y-x
Peaceable Settlement of Affairs in
Morocco Now Seems More
FRENCH WAR PREPARATIONS
Provisioning Forts on Eastern Fron
tier Gives Rise to Apprehension.
TnVTWn titovpt nrnftTTiTTnrc
France and Germany Will Att empt to
AS Without Aid of Britain.
ALGECIRA8 ACT IS OBSOLETE i
British (ovrrnmrnt Takes View thut
It la Piece of Patch work that
Should He Snrcr ctlnl by
PAUIS, Ju'.j- 28. Greater opt'mlsm pre
vailed at the capital today, though It was
admitted that the negotiations with Ger- :
many regarding the Moroccan affair re- I
main difficult. The statement by Premier ;
Asqulth In the British House of Commons J
yesterday and Pnmler CaUlaux's advice j
to the French to keep cool and be prudent
relieved the tension at a moment when ,
relief was most needed and the discreet ,
military preparations of the government j
were giving rise to the apprehension that J
war was not impossible. ' I
These preparations Included orders to
the cavalry to be ready for the field at the J
first signal, the heavy provisioning of the
forts on the eastern frontier by special sup-
ply trains run out of Paris at night and :
the mustering of all regiments to their full !
It Is understood that Baron Kiderlln- !
Waechter, the German foreign secretary, j
! who Ib conducting the negotiations with
Jules Cambon, the French ambassador at I
i Berlin, has modified his original pro- j
S'.V T "clTZ
at the same time naming other conditions
wnlch France would find dlfllculty in ac
cepting. Nevertheless, there Is a strong
feeling that a solution will be found.
The morning papers welcome Mr. As- I
quith's speech as clarifying the solution
and hastening a settlement. The Figaro
understands that Emperor William told a
personal friend that the Moroccan question
could be settled amicably with France.
Prance Will Reorganise Army
RAMBOUILLET, France, July 2S.-At the
Conclusion of the cabinet meeting today,
when President Fallieres presided, two of
flclal announcements were made. The first
was that Foreign Secretary. te Selves, In
explaining to his colleagues the external
political situation, had said that the pour
parlers between France and Germany were
proceeding normally. -' '
The second announcement was that the
oablnet had decided on the reorganisation
of, the army, which represents "the crown
ing "of the "military work pursued by the
republlo for the last forty years."
One occasion for the reorganisation Is
the resignation of General V. Michel as
commander-in-chief because of differences
with his colleagues over the program of
national defense. The superior council of
war, composed of generals of the army,
continues, but the vice presidency, . which
was held by Michel, will be abolished. A
chlefshlp o'f the general staff, carrying
practically the supreme command in time
of war, la created instead, and Oeneral J.
J. C. Joffre will be appointed to the latter
The superior council of national defense,
which Is presided over by the premier and
composed of most of the ministers, remains
with the addition of a permanent bureau
of study composed of three officers, one
from each of the departments of war,
marine and colonies.
Many other changes have been decided
upon, all designed to make sure a sys
tematic machine capable of instant and
effective action In time of war.
Will Keerotlate Directly.
BERLIN, July 28. It Is believed in offi
cial circles that France and Germany will
be able to untie the African knot by direct
negotiations and, without opening the doors
to the participation of Great Britain and
the other powers. Rosy optimism, how
ever, Is not manifested. Chancellor von
Bethniann-Hollweg and, probably. Foreign
Secretary Baron Klderlln-Waechter leave
I today to Join Emperor William, who will
i arrive tonight at Swlnemunde from his
cruise in northern waters. WINONA, Minn.. July 2.-Acordlng to a
Definite predictions would be misplaced . telegram toaa. t0 Jame A. T,wney of
until after this meeting. .The foreign office tnU c.ty from g,ator W. H. Dillingham,
was fully prepared for Premier Asqulth s chalrman of th. Lorimer investigating corn
statement and now confirms that It had '.,,,.. th- .mmitf. rt- n. ,wm i.
earlier assurances that Great Britain would
not Intervene so long as Germany and
Franco were trying to settle the matter
directly, and also that Chancellor Lloyd
George's speech was not meant' as a vote
of a Franco-German arrangement on the
basis of a French Congo understanding,
as a section of the British press has inti
mated. Definite Agreement Wanted.
LONDON, July 28. The Moroccan situa
tion seemed less sultry today and it was
gradually conceded that Premier Asqulth s
statement had helped to clear the air and
to that extent to ease the tension.
It is the hope of the British government
1 that the Algeclraa act now having been
shown to be more diplomatic patchwork
some more lasting settlement will be ef
fected which will tranqulllse the European !
situation as well as the Moroccan diffi
culty. Mr. Asqulth's announcement that Great
Britain has not the ltjast disposition to '
obstruct a . Franco-German agreement in
West Africa. It 1. hoped by th. officials
here, will dissipate the German belief that
the British government Is pursuing a policy
of endeavor to thwart Germany's desire
for territorial expansion.
It Is considered a hopeful sign that King
George is making definite arrangements to
attend the Cowes regatta tomorrow, while
mo memoera or me caDinei are preparing
to leave town for the week-end.
DIVIDEND TOB THUS CREDITORS
Ninety Thenaand Dollars Distributed
hy Receiver Hearer.
LEXINGTON. Ky., July 28. Checks to
14.600 claimholders against the defunct
Southern Mutual Investment and American
Reserve Bond companies were sent out to-
day by J. C Rogers, receiver of th con- 1 and his brother, John H. Page, for th an
corn. Th amount - represented by th 1 nulment of some ' real estate transfers,
checks totals SVO.ouO. This Is th second ' which, sh alleges, were fraudulently mad
dividend paid to Investors? It Is said that I for th purpose of defrauding her of her
claimholders will receive In all about 26 ' rights to a share of her husband's property.
. per cent of their dues.
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From the Minneapolis Journal.
COOK OVERHEARS HINES ' TALK
Conversation with Deneen Again Fea
ture of Lorimer Inquiry.
ATTORNEY M'CORDIC ON STAND
Ho Testifies that Wlrth Cook Told
Htm Ha Hear) lumbermen Say
Ho Woild BrtnaT All tn
'. Money Ned,
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WASHINGTON. July 28. Testifying be-'
fore the senate Lorimer committee today,
Alfred E. McCordlc, a Chicago attorney,
declared that Wlrth Cook repeated to him
the day It la alleged to have 'occurred, the
conversation over the long distance tele
phone in which EM ward Hlnes was said
to have stated that . Lorimer' must be
elected and that he was going to Spring
field "with all the money necessary."
Cook had testified that he overheard this
conversation In Chicago and that the man
at the Springfield end of the line was sup
posed to be Governor Deneen.
The conversation is alleged to have oc
curred the day Lorimer was elected.
McCordlc, who testified today, Is Cook's
I orney. In detailing what Cook told him
.on May or w' a""-01 la
"He said Mr. Hlnes had told the governor
that he had Just come from Washington
and that It was the desire of President
Taft and Senator Aldiich that Lorimer
should be elected and Hopkins defeated
and that he was prepared to furnish all
necessary funds and would be down on
the next train."
"As a matter of fact are you not a pro
moter and a broker?" asked Mr. Hanecy,
"Oh, no." replied McCordio. .
Other questions were asUhd, which, coun
sel explained, were Intended to. show that
McCordic had been connected with an at
tempt to make Hlnes buy certain stock
j from Cook, and that the witness was Drei
j udloed against Hines.
i j .
necessary for Mr. Tawney to go to Wash
ington to appear before It to deny under
oath the statement connecting Mr. Tawney
with an alleged lobby In the Interest of ths
fireproof magazine of 'Chicago. Mr'.
Tawney had requested by telegraph the op
portunity of thus - appearing before that
committee and submitting himself to any
examination Its members might want , to
make, but the committee holds him not
implicated In any of the matters before It.
Former Senator Msmb on Stand. '
Former United states Senator Mason
followed Mr. McCordio as a witness.
Ex-Senator Mason, explaining that
"check book" candidates were men who
depended upon their check books rather
than their ability and Influence in the
party to go to the senate, testified he
felt "check book" Influence when he was
elected in 18H7 and defeated in 1903. Th
committee decided It would not Investigate
j MRS. PAGE ASKS FOR DIVORCE
! Wife ef Prominent Dentist tn Slonx
thararea Crnelty and
SIOUX FALLS, 8. D., July 28.-8pclaI.)
Mrs. Mabel M. Page has filed a bill to
1 secure a divorce from Dr. George T. Page,
. nromlnent local dentist. Th complaint
charges nonsupport and cruel - and. ln-
j human treatment. The petition states that
she was married to Dr. Pag In Sioux
j Falls December t, 1907. and that he owns
property valued at $30,000. She asks for the
! custody of the only child and tor sufficient
I to glv th child an education and to
- support It until It Is of age. Mrs.' Page also
I has Instituted an action against Dn Page
1 It Is expected both actions will b tried
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isW DUMa M ,
is Wrecked Near
Burdette, N. Y.
Fifty Persons More or Less Hurt When
Cars Tumble Down Bank Tour
iiiifcs from Ohio and Indiana;
NEW TORK. July 28,-The Lehigh Valley
railroad received ' word today from' Bur
dette, 'on Seneca lake, tn the central part
of th state, that fifty passengers had
been Injured when an excursion train from
western points to Atlantic City was de
railed. Most of the injuries are slight, and
thus far no deaths have been reported.
The accident occurred at 2:40 a. m. and
was caused by a broken rail, about two
miles west of Burdette. Three Pullmans
left the track and rolled down a ten-foot
embankment. All the Injured were In these
cars. The rest of the train, consisting of
the locomotive and tender, baggage car,
four more Pullmans and a day coach, re
mained on the rails.
The train was being run as section two
of train No. 6. -The Lehigh received It last
night at Buffalo from th I.ake Shore,
where It had gathered the excursionist
from various points between Buffalo and
Chicago. The passengers numbered 230.
Most of th Injured were able to continue
the journey in another train which was
made up after the accident. The others
were taken to the hospital at Bayre.
Only general Information has been re
ceived here .thus far regarding the condi
tion of the injured. The most serious case
is said to' be a woman, whose spine was
broken and who probably will die.
SOUTH BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 28. At
the offices here of General Manager J. F.
Magulro of the Lehlgli Valley railroad It
was learned that the train was running at
the rat of forty miles an hour at the time
of the accident and carried 230 passengers
from Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus
and Dayton, O., to Atlantic City.
No one was seriously injured.' but nearly
fifty passengers were badly shaken up and
some suffered sprains and body bruises.
Four Members of
New York Men Charged, with Using
Mails, in Scheme to Defraud Are ,
i Held in Heavy Bonds.
NEW TORK, July 28. Eugene 8. Robin
son, alias Raymond, Adam Hoch, a chemist,
F. C. ' Canfleld and G. . Herbert Smith,
alleged to have been the principals In the
American Tanning company, were arrested
today by Pos toff Ice Inspectors Booth and
Klnkald, when they raided the offices of
the tanning company on a charge of using
the mall In connection with a scheme to
defraud in connection with the sales of
stocks of various coal and tanning cor
porations. The prisoners were arraigned before
United States Commissioner Gilchrist. Hoch
was put under $10,000 bail. Robinson gave
bonds for $7,600 and Smith and Canfleld
were put under tlM ball each.
Coal Famine Continues
in British Provinces
No Fuel Has Gone Into Saskatchawan
and Alberta Since the Beginning
of the Strike.
WINNlPTiG. Manitoba, July 28. A coal
famine continues all over Baskatchawan
and Alberta. Even were the mines opened
tomorrow th famine could not be die-
pel led by winter. Practically no coal even
has gone into those two provinces from
any field outside of that In which the
AU railway officials agre that there
are no adequate facilities for getting fuel
by way of th great lakes. It Is a physical
Impossibility. Any relief roust com from
across th line and this Is only possible
bbroiigh the suspeaalya oX th tariff, .
BAN ON GAMBLING DEYICES
Des Moines Police Back of Movement
to Stop Pastime.
DICE AND SLOT MACHINES GO
Milwaukee Road Sued ' ta ' Federal
Conrt for Violation- of Law In
Regnard to Feeding; Animals
in Transit. ...
(From d Staff Correspondent)
DES MOINES, July: 28. (Special Tele
gram.) All gambling went under the ban
of the police again today and by order of
the superintendent of police the cigar
stores put away their dice and boxes and
all slot machines. The order came as a
surprise, as some time ago when an effort
was made to compel th abandonment of
all gambling the head 'of the department
was found to be hostile to the movement.
The cigar store people and hotels say they
are very glad to abandon the gambling
devices and that they are now gone to
Milwaukee Road Baed.
The Chicago, Milwaukee & 8t Paul
road was made the defendant In another
suit brought by United States Attorney
Temple for alleged violation of the federal
iitatute relating to cruelty to animal on
he part of common carrier. The charge
!s brought by Tom Massman of Moravia,
who says that cattle shipped to him from
Chicago by W. H. McFadden were allowed
to go fifty -six hours and forty-five minutes
without anything to drink or eat.
Benton Institution Llqaldntee.
The Citizens' Savings' bank of Benton,
Ringgold county, has closed Its doors, ac
cording to advloe received by the state
auditor. It was a case of voluntary liquida
tion. The capital of the bank is $10,000,
Its deposits are about $15,000 and there Is
no surplus. Its asset are not definitely
. Des Moines Ad Men Leave,
Bcvenly-five Das Moines ad men and
their wives left tonight for the annual
convention at Boston. The Des Moines ad
men expect to show up fine in the contests
at Boston and are planning to bring home
some of the prizes. The official Des
Moines delegates are unlnntructed.
Willing to Dissolve
Without a Fight
Attorneys for Trust Submit Copy of
Decree to Attorney General They
Are Willing to Have Entered.
WASHINGTON, July 28,-Attorneys for
the Electrical trust have submitted to At
torney General Wlckersham, a decree,
which. It is said, they are willing to have
entered against the alleged combination In
the government's suit for dissolution. The
significance of this move Is that the trust
Is willing to dissolve without 11 fight. It
Is said that with some probable modifi
cation th proposition may be acceptable
to the Department of Justice.
BIDS ON PUBLIC, BUILDINGS
Treaanry Depart "--nt Opens Thent for
New Htrnrturra to Be Bnllt
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July 28. (Special Tele
gram.) Bids were opened today at the
Teasury department for th econstructlon
of th public building at Rock Springs,
Wyo. Th bidder and the kind of stone
bid upon were as follows: Dieter A Wen
sel, Wichita, Kan., limestone, $MI,000; sand
stone, $67,600; th Northwestern Construc
tion company, Kearney, Neb.. $77,000 and
$$$0,000; George Hlnchllff. Chicago, $70,000
and $70.410; the Simpson Construction com
pany, Denver, $ao.8 and $7,67$; Campbell
Building company. Bait Lake City, $70,87
and $70,487; J. 11. Wals. South Omaha,
$71. Ml and $72,441.
Postal savings banks will be established
August 2 In Iowa as follows: Independ
ence, Hampton, Manchester, New Hamp
ton Osvola, Vinton,
TAET IS ASKED TO
VETO WOOL BILL
Number of Senators and Members of
Lower Body Call on Executive
with This Request.
HOUSE DEMOCRATS vARE MIFFED
Indications Conference Committee
Will Not Agree.
WOULD AMEND LA F0LLETTE BILL
Compromise Reached by Upper Cham
ber Not to Liking.
COTTON TARIFF UNDER DEBATE
Chairman Vmlrrnood Explains Meas
ure Which Probably Will Pom
Angnat S Krrs Arraigns
rmxDAY xxr ooxomEss,
Mat at noon.
rarmars free list bill oontlnued as th
Xrftrlme lotloa Investigation contin
ued. Senator Xrn In a speeoh bitterly ax
ralmed th patronage system of th
Senator lowlands urged an automatlo
reduction of prohibitory tariff duties,
Senator Barton of Ohio, by an objec
tion, blocked notion of Senator Cummins
resolution, limiting th life of the Na
tional Monetary commission to Dombf
Th senate adopted a resolution by Mr.
Works of California, asking th War de
partment for Information oonosrninc
rentals paid for buildings in Ban rren.
Met at noon. -
Dsbat on ootton tariff revision hill
Chairman Underwood explained th
measure which probably will pass Au
Informal oonfrnos indloat that th
house will agre to some sort of wool
hill baaed on X.a rollatt oompromls
Inquiry started Into Kemsan hoard of
pur food axperts, as forerunner to a
Compromise wool bill reoeived from th
senate amid cheers.
WASHINGTON, July 28. President Taft
today was urged by several standpat re
publican leaders of the senate and house
to veto any wool revision bill that Is likely
to be agreed upon in the forthcoming
conference on the house and La Kollstt
compromise woolen measures.
Democratic leaders In the house formally
conferred today over plans to meet th
senate's move In brushing aside th house
wool bill and passing th La Follette com
promise measure ' through a dsmoc ratio
progressive republican coalition. '
General sentiment among the democratlo
representatives thfs morning seemed to
savor a compromise between the La Fol
lette bill as it passed the senate and th
house bill along the line of a SO per cent
ad valorem on raw wool. A republican
counter move to concur with the senate
bill was expected. This, however, would
be overwhelmingly voted down by the
house. The house democrats are almost
unanimous tn the belief that a bill will be
agreed upon in conference.
Urged to eto Bill.
Senator Crane of Massachusetts, Repre
sentative Weeks of the same state, and
Representative Bartholdt of Missouri were
among the callers who advised th presi
dent to veto any wool bill likely to come
from th forthcoming conference. '
It was their belief, they said, that Mr.
Taft would not Injure himself In the eye
of the coluntry by vetoing a wool revision
bill not baaed on scientific data furnished
by the tariff board. The congressmen ad
vanced the Idea that th senate coalition of.
Insurgents and democrats was an attempt
to put the president "In a hole" politically.
Executive disapproval of a measure de
signed for such a purpose, they told the
president, could not work to his discredit.
While the president himself maintains
silence as to what course he will pursue If
a wool revision bill Is presented to him,
the intimations are stronger today that ha
will not hesitate to use the veto. This
would put an end to all attempts to revise .
schedule K and would serve as a deterrent
to revision of other tariff schedules at thtt
Cotton Hill In Honse.
The house today received the new compro
mise bill from the senate. No action waa
taken, the bill being laid on tbe speaker'
table and the cotton tariff revision debate
proceeded with. .
Chairman Underwood of the ways and
committee opened the debate with a com
pute explanation of the bill, the amount
of revenue that would be produced by it
and a defense of th reductions under th
present tariff measure. The bill. It I ex
pected, will be passed by the house next
Thursday, August 3.
Democratic Leader Underwood asked
that 5,000 copies of the report on th cotton,
bill be printed. Republican Leader Mann
replied that this would be rather expensive.
"When the president ha $300,000 spent
by a tariff board to gather Information for
him," replied Mr. Underwood, "there ought
to be no objection to spending a few hun
dred dollars so that this house may have
the benefit of the Information gathered by
the ways and means committee."
The Issue was authorized.
"A reduction from 47 to 28 per cent in
cotton Is too radical, I hav heard It said,"
declared Mr. Underwood in explaining th
"We d n't propose a radical reduction.
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