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The Omaha Daily Bee
L. XLin-NO. 162.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24: 1913 TWELVE PAGES.
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MBS. YOUNG INTO OLD
OFFICE IN SCHOOLS
few of Arguments o Either Side
Intelligible Because of the
"These Women Do Not Represent
Chicago," Declares Trustee.
DEFIES CHAIR ORDERING QUIET
Action of Body Will at Once Be Chal
lenged in Court.
QUICK WORK MADE OF THE JOB
Shoo pDeclarcd Ont of Office nnd
in Former Position n Assistant
CHICAGO, Dec. 23. Mis. Ella Flags
Young wus voted back Into tho super
Intondcncy of the Chicago publlo schools
today after a stormy scssfon of the
Hoard of Education. Seven members re
timed to vote on tho ground that tho
Heard had no power to reconsider the
. lection of John D. Shoop, nsslstant su
perintendent under Mrs. Young, who had
been elected her successor. Contention
also was mado that the four new mem
bers of tho board name.d by Mayor Har.
rlson to replace four whoso resignations
he had enforced wer not entitled to
Tho action of tho lioard In removing-1
Shoop and replacing Mrs. Young will at I
onco bo challenged In court, It was an-I
nniirierd by tho opposition.
Mrs. Young's failure to' be re-elected
two weeks ngu by the school board
roused a storm of popular Indignation.
Mass meetings were held and the school
board an dthe mayor office were be
by delegations, which demanded that
fehoop resign and make way for Mrs.
Young to come baek. Mayor Harrison
declared that members of the school
board appointed by him had voted, against
Mrs. Young In an "underhand" way. He
summarily accepted the resignations of
four whose resignations had been placed
In bis hands when thf.y took office.
Four Refuse to bravo.
Tho four were In their seats before the
meeting convened and refused to leave.
"Tho mayor has been carried away
because n number of delegations of
women visited his office," shouted Trus
tee Harding, ono of those whose resig
nations had been accepted by the mayor,
but who took tho floor and defied tho
chairman to silence hint. "These women,
do not represent Chicago. They do r,ot
rhreent a. tenth part of Chicago. Chi
cago d6e?un,0t,.vant .Mrs. Toincjust be-J
cause a crowd or. women noiu nun
'"pew of the arguments Intelligible be
cause of the shouting together. "Don't
listen to the liar," cried Mr. Loeb of,
the Young faction, as Mr. Sonsteby ac
cused him of secretly voting against Mrs.
Young.. "Therols tho chairman who In
vited me to Join his monkeyshlne club
und I refused to do It." Jeered Harding,
pointing ut Presldtnt Relnberg. ''My God,
will Chicago stand for these outrages
Mrs. John McMahon. trustee, tried lo
get the floor.
"1 know you are a woman and any
where els.o I remember that I am a gen
tleman and I'd stand aside for you,"
exclaimed Sonsteby, "but here on this
question 1 will not yield to you,"
"Nothing was accomplished except to
get the principal objection of tho anti
Young faction Into the record, until It
enmo to voting on the resolutions to un
seat Shoop and elect Mrs. Young. Then
the trustees, explaining their votes, got
n chance to make themselves understood.
Mm. You 11 r Kicked Out.
".Mrs. Young was kicked out," said Dr.
Clcmenscn. "Sho resigned to save her
ielf from being kicked out, but she was
kicked out Jus the same. However, she
wa sout and I voted for Shoop as a good
rlvll scrvlco move. He was the next In
lino. Wo have not come to the point yet'
(Continued on Page Two.)
' The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vjclnlty
Cloiidy and unsettled Wednesday: not
much chango In temperature.
5 n. in 27
u a. m 27
7 a. m... 27
S ti. m 2fi
9 a. m 56
10 a. m 27
11 h. m 2S
12 m 29
1 p. m 31
2 p. in.
'3 p. m.
J p. m.
" n. m.
7 p. m.
S p. m.
1913. 1912. 1911. 1S10.
Highest yesterday 31 Hi 37 25
lowest yevterday 20 26 15 s
Mean temperature 28 26 at 16
1'iecinltatlon W .0) .00 T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature -
Kxcess for tho day 3
Total excess since March 1 Ml
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
Deficiency for the dav 03 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .23.05 Inches
)eflnlency since March 1 5.36 Inches
jjeflclency for cor. period, 1912. t.os Inches
Deficiency lor cor. period. 19U.13.S9 Inches
ltcportu from Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain
of Weather. 7- p. m. est. fall.
f'heyenne. clear... 14 30 .00
Jlavenuort. cloudy 31 31 ,24
Jenver, cloudy 28 30 .00
Des Moines, part cloudy 30 32 .00
Dodfee City, cloudy 2 30
lender, clear 1 .0)
North Platte, part cloudy 52 2S .ft)
Omaha, cloudy 23 31 ,00
Pueblo, cloudv., 2S 3J .00
Hapld City, clear Zi 31 .fti
fait Lake City, cloudy,. 2S J .12
Knta Fe, spow 32 2 ,12
Hherldan. cloudy 28 32 T
Simix City, clear 26 2S .(.1
Valentine, cloudy , 30 40 .00
T Indicates trace or precipitation,
U A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
Mrs. Harvey Says
Her Husband Was
Murdered by Posse
KANSAS, CITY, Mo., Dec. I3.-Thut
her husband was deliberately shot down
after he and the others ot his family
had surrendered to a posse was the
testimony of Mrs. Holla Harvey before a
coroner's Jury nt Kansas City, Kan., to
day. The Jury was Investigating the kill
ing of Harvey at Donncr Springs, Kan.,
last Thursday and last night brought In
a verdict that Harvey was shot and
killed by a posse while resisting arrest.
As a result of Mrs. Harvey's testimony,
however, W. K. Ward, deputy county
prosecutor, said he. was considering the
Issuing of warrants for at least two mem
bers of the posse.
According to witnesses at the Inquest
Harvey fired nt the town marshal when
the latter attempted to arrest him and a
companion on a boot-legging charge.
Harvey fled to his home. A posse was
organized which surrounded Harvey's
home In tho fog of th'e .early mornln?.
Harvey was shot, witnesses said, when
he appeared and began firing upon the
Mrs. Harvey In her testimony said that
her husband steDDed out of tho house
and a shot came from out of the-fog and
wounded him, and that as she and her
young son started for a doctor, each was
stopped and sent back by armed men
and told that they would have to sur
"I went out first, my boy next and than
my husband, after they said they would
not fire ,lf he came out and gave up."
Mrs. Harvey said. "They ordered me
back. The boy and I were Just Insldo
the door when a man fired and my hus
band fell at our feet riddled with shot. '
Utah-Apex Mine Will
Remain Sealed for
Several More Days
BINGHAM, Utah, Dec. 23.-If Ralph
Lopez, slayer of six men, Is still In tho
Utah-Apex mine, where he took refuge
on November 27, he Is securely scaled
up and will be held n prisoner there
until after Christmas. Not a sound has
como from the mine since December
H, when heavy bulkheads were erected
In the tunnel mouths to prevent a dash
Although Sheriff Smith, now in sole
charge of the manhunt, remains con
fident that the desperado Is either dead
or alive In tho mine, many believe ho
escaped shortly after smudges were lit
on December 1, for the purpose of as
It is believed that the mystery of the
mine will not be cleared up until the
bulkheads are removed and the work
ings searched for tho gunman's body.
Other than tho stones of miners who
said they had encountered . Lopez and
talked with htm, there has been nothing
to Indicate Lopez's presence In the mine
jjlnc" 'NoVcmlwr 50; following his kilting
of two deputies irt tho Andy tunnel.
Tho pursuit tit Lnpet begin on". Novem
ber. If, after- ho hauLJflllctl it, Mexican.
"Before the" day ended fie. had killed the
chief 'of police and two deputy sheriffs,
who pursued him..
Black. Hand Notes
CHICAGO,-Dec. 23.-More than twenty
blackhand letters, threatening to blow
up his home, have been received by
Judgo K. M. Landls of the United States
district court in the last five years. This
was made Known yesteruay wnen tne
judge was hearing a case' against John
Folle, charged with writing three such
"I Just sent the letters to scare him,"
pleaded the prisoner.
"That's all Uie blackhand letter writer
ever docs," remarked tho Judge. "In
the last five years ' I have had from a
dozen to twenty such cases as this and
they all pleaded they never meant to
carry out the threat, and I know they
never meant to. How do I know? Be
cause I. have' myself received more such
letters than all that have come up In my
court. However, I give them all the
Folle pleaded guilty and was sentenced
to flvo years. In the penitentiary.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.-Presldent
Wilson today made- these nominations:
Secrctaty of embassy, Madrid, Fred
Morris Dearlng of Missouri; second secre
taries, Thomas Hinckley of Washington,
D. C, at Vienna; Arthur Hugh Frazlor
of Pennsylvania at Paris, George T.
Hummerlln ot Louisiana at Berlin, Fred
erick A. Sterling, of Texas at Peking,
Henry Coleman May of Washington, D.
C, at Toklo; Arthur Mason Jones ot
New York at St Petersburg. Secretaries
of legations, Hugh S. Gibson ot California
at Brussels, Gustavo Scholle of Minnesota
at Havana, Francis Munroe Endlcott of
Massachusetts at Fan Jose, Costa Rica;
M. Marshall Langhorne of Virginia to
Tho Netherlands and Luxemburg,
Sheldon Whltehouse ot New York at
Mansgue, Franklin Mott Gunther of Vlr- nounccment of friends, Just enough to
glnla at Christian's, James G. Bailey of I maintain him In comfortable crcum
Kentucky at Lisbon, William Whiting , stunces for the remainder of his life. The
Andrews of Ohio at Berne. Willing children are William Maverick, Jr., of
Spencer of Pennsylvania at Caracas. ' Berlin. Germany; Robert Maverick, Just
Secretary of legation and consul general, returned from a trip around the world;
Henrv F. Lennant of New York at San i Mrs. Carl Hahn, a singer of New York;
FATHER OF MAYOR BRAND .
WHITL0CK DIES SUDDENLY
CLEVELAND. O., Dec. 3.-Rev. Ellas
D. Whltlock, aged 70 years, of Toledo,
father of Mayor Brand Whltlock of To..
ledo and a rotlred Methodist clergyman,
died In St. Luke's hospital here today,
He was stricken Saturday while doing
Christmas shopping with his son, Wll.
Ham G., of this city. Mayor Whltlock
was with him when the end came and In
view of his bereavement again asked to
be excused from commenting on the sen
ate confirmation of his appointment as
minister to Belgium, news of which was
taken to him last night as he watched at
his parent's bedside.
Omaha Money Dealers Have Not Yet
Figured it Out.
CONDITIONS ARE INTRICATE
Detailed Requirements of New Law
Take Some Calculations.
YATES MAKES AN ESTIMATE
President of Nebraska National
Gives Idea of What is Expected.
TAKES MILLIONS FROM STATE
Federal Ilescrvc Institution Will
Gathrr Vp nettrecn Seven and
KlKht Million of Cash
Omaha bankers have not yet made up
figures as to Just what will bo required
of each of tho national banks here as
soon as they organize under the new
currency bill when It shall become a law.
They admit It will be something of a
mathematical problem to figure exactly
what they will each be required to send
Into the regional reserve banks, because
a given per cent of the savings denosit
Is required and a different per cent of
the other deposits. Again, the percent.
ago Is to bo figured on what is known
as net deposit.
r urthermorc, the percentage will be
figured on tho net deposit at the time
the bank organizes under the new law
Tho bill will probably not go Into effect
for some months after It Is signed, o
that the net deposits may change to sonn
extent In the meantime.-
Tho Nebraska ntlonat bank Is Issuing
a circular to tho banks In Nebraska
showing tho amount of money that must
bo paid under the new banking law Into
tho federal reserve batiks. In this table
(he phrase, "At once" means as poon as
the banks ormmlzo under th'o new cur
rency bill. The figures aro compiled by
Henry W. Yates, president of the Ne
braska National bank. Ho says It Is
hardly possible to get accurate figure
from each Individual bank at this time,
but says these figures, us a whole, ara
YntcN Given l'lcurrn.
"It Is about the hardest mathematical
problem I ever did In my life," said Mr.
Yates, when ho had finished the table.
The figures arc of the amounts that aro
to bo paid and maintained with the fed
eral reserve banks. Here are Mr. Yates'
Nebraska banks not In reserve cities;'
At onc". .?..7r . .r.'. .v. .t.v. .-. . ,2ST,r,oo
in inrco moninsn..ii..... ,-.. mn.Mi
In six montHs.i..
After- .twelve Months, 111 ,
metits every six months...,
City of Lincoln:
At 6nce 1
In three months
In six months
Aft4r twelve .months. In
Omaha nnd South Omaha:
In three months
in six months.
After twelve months. In pay
ments every six months M29,2&3
Nebraska national banks, combined:
At once 3.040,S
In ihrea months 3.2$6.fi03
In six months 3,f32,9.iO
After twelve months, in pay
ments, even' six months 7,M0,45(S
All r.ntlnnnl banks In United States:
At once 1R7.R3S.047
in threo months 205,601,956
In s x months arj,5o2,w
Afinr twelve, months. In pay
ments every six months 426,S11,1S0
lllnintcd About Hlnht
Mr. Yates' figures show that the esti
mate mado by some of the bankers "in
Omaha months ago that the new pro
vision would take between J7.000.0CO and
SS.000,000 out of Nebraska banks to the
regional reserve bank wore substantially
correct. Mr. Yates' early estimate was
that It would take $$,000,000 out. After
figuring the matter carefully now ho has
found that he has not missed his guess
over $100,000 for tho state. CommentlnS
.on changes In the conference, Mr. Yates
"The changes In reserves made In con
ference Included a reduction from tho
Owen bill In the total reserve required
from banks In reserve cities ot from IS
ler cent to 15 per cent, but this chango
does not lessen the sums to be paid to
the federal reserve bank. The chango
telocrophed for central reserve cities
from three-eighteenths at once for four
teen months, and thereafter slx-elght-eonths,
to a total of seven-eighteenths
all payable at once, If correct, will
largely Increase the amount to be paid
at once Into the federal banks, and this
Increase is not shown In these figures.
Maverick Will Give
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 23,-Chlldrcn
ot William Maverick, head of a family
j long prominent In Texas history, will
j have a reunion hero Christmas day when
Maverick will give to them more than
j 11,000,000 In Income bearing property, lie
will keep for himself, according to tne an-
Mrs. Augustus Maverick
Maverick of Ban Antonio.
DR. ANNA SHAW REFUSES
TO PAY INCOME TAX
NEW YORK. Dec. 23. Dr. Anna How.
ard Shaw, president of the National
Ammerican Woman Suffrage association.
I has refused to pay her Income tax and
yesterday announced her Intention to
fight the law.
While at her house in Merllan, Pa., re
cently, she was asked to fill out a paper
stating the amount of her Income ,nd
from what source it was derived. Instead
of obeying she wrote on the official sheet
her declaration of principles, which, In
brief, aro that "taxation without repre
sentation is tyranny."
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mwBwm jwmr wr warn
w vr v .pr--" 1 down tv.-r,. Taw;: -sr,
Drawn for The Bee by Towell.
MRS, TURNERASKS DIVORCE
Wealthy Omaha Society Woman Al
leges Husba d Guilty of Cruelty.
C. W. TURNER, JR., DEFENDANT
Well Kno 11 11 Broker nud Thentrlcal
MannRor Sued for Leant Separa
tion Seerct 1 Kept for
Mrs. Etta- sr. Turner,- danghter or th
late It, Si,' Schne(ilf "or Frcm'nt.' eapl
tnllst and former republican" ' national
committeeman, has brought suit for di
vorce against Charles Wesley Turner,
Jr., until recently a well-known Omaha j
broker nnd theatrical manager.
Mrs, Turner's ptljlon wai filed In dis.
trlct court hero December 12 and an tin
swer was filed tho following day, but
unusual precautions to prevent knowledgo
of the suit from becoming publlo wore
taken und tho secret did not becomo
known until yesterday.
Details ot the charges made' by Mrs.
Turner have not been revealed, but It Is
said on good authority that sho alleges
extreme cruelty as grounds for askliu;
the courts for a legal separation. It is
known that sho makes no request that
alimony be allowed her, v
According to friends, although It was
nnnounccd that Mr. and Mrs. Turner had
gone to Now York o live, they did not
make tho trip together. She is In New
York City, but he Is elsewhere In 1 the
Their marriage In Fremont four years
ngo was a notable social event. Mrs.
Turner's father waB one of tho wealthiest
and most prominent grain dealers In tho
middle, west and she has been extremely
popular In Omaha social circles. She hus
tieon considered one of tho wealthiest
women .In, this city. Her mother la re
sldlnc at Fremont.
Miss Emerson Not
Guilty of Smashing
LONDON. Dec. 23. The pollen magls
trate today dismissed the charges of as
saultlng the pollco brought against Miss
Zello Emerson, the American suffragette,
In connection with a disturbance lust
week. Miss Emerson and- her frlondu
walked out of court with-all the honors
of war. When called to the witness
stand, Miss Emerson laughed at the
statement of policemen that she had de
liberately struck him and smashed his
helmet, although she might havo done so
accidentally. The magistrate paid a
tribute to the general truthfulness of
the militant suffragettes, remarking: "If
Miss Emerson had Intentionally hit tho.
policeman, she would have said so."
Attorneys for Dietz
Advance New Plea
MADISON. Wis.. Dec. 23,-That mur
der was not a proper charge against
John V. DleU was the contention of
j counsel who appeured for Diet this
afternoon before Governor McGovern and
made an appeal for pardon for the con
demned man, who was sentouced to life
Imprisonment for the murder of Deputy
Sheriff Oscar Harp In October, 1910, near
Cameron. It was contended that the
crime lacks the element of premedita
tion and that Dletz's general position
was such that It was clearly a case of
manslaughter If he killed Harp.
Counsel also maintained that the bul
let could not come from Dletz'a gun;
that he had no ammunition ot the kind
that killed the officer and that from
his position he could not havo struck
Harp. It Is maintained that with hun
dreds 6f volloys filed It was not cer
tain that Harp wss killed by Dlutz.
An application for a writ of habeas
corpus to fiee Dietz from prison Is also
pending before tho attorney General.
'Twas Ever Thus
Move to Suspend the
Free Toll Section of
Panama Canal Act
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.-A Joint reso
lutlon to conditionally suspend the op
eration of the provision of the Panama
canal act granting free passage to Ameri
can coastwise vessels wns Introduced to
day by Chairman Adouson of Georgia
of the.hou'sjyftfiniinerce com,mltee.
,ThQ, sUBP.enslb.ii.St-ould ,W nubJccCia.tbe
following conditions: 1 . j ,
''At an)' tlmejhe Panama canal shall
have been Opened" nhd successfully op
erated for two years, if In the Judg
ment of tho revenues derived from tolln
of vessels other than those engaged In
the coastwise trade of the fnlted Stntea
shall bo sufficient to defray the cost of
maintaining nnd operating the canal and
the expense of government nnd sanita
tion of the canal zone and all diplomatic
questions touching tho treatment of ves
sels as to conditions or charges ot traf
fic Ht the cnnal shall havo been ndjusted,
then the president Is authorized to Is
sue an executive order declaring such
exemption of full force and effect."
It would further provide that from the
date of such an executive order the ex
emption lihould bo allowed, but until that
t'me vessels of the I'nlted States should
pay the same lulls as others.
Tho free toll provision now Is under
Dr, Jelliff e Says
Schmidt is Not.
' . Feigning Insanity
NEW YORK, Dec. 13. Hans .Schimdt
slayer of Anna Aumuller, Is not sham.
mlng Inhalilty, as the district attorney
cliurces. but Is mentally deficient, ac.
cording, to Dr. Smith Jelllfe, who testi
fied fpr.,tho defenso at today's eossion
of Schmidt's trial for murder.
Jt Is absolutely Impossible for. Hchmld'
to be shamming Insanity," said Dr. J'-, northeast. in apartment that adjoins the
life In onswer to a question from the BIlci0U8 grounds of tho capltol.
bench. Ho Is suffering from a paranoW Mr Lobecl; will slay here through the
or paraphrenic typo of dementia.". rfCei(H 0f congress, having Important en
Dr. Jelllfe submitted to the court a 1 BUBrmPnts In the varied departments that
chart of Schmidt's family tree, embrac- , nillHt )vj i00kcd after.
Ing moro than sixty ot the priest's relu- )
lives, many of whom have either leen an
Judged Insane or evinced strlklngjiymp
tonis of mental tllpnrtlcr.
Former President of
Iowa Wesley an Dead
.m r. .. iv,.,
.NEW YORK, Dec-
Thomas McFarland, D. D.. former presi
dent of Iowa Wesle.yan university and
editor of Sunday school publications of
the' Methodist church since I'jOI, died to
day at his homo In Maplcwood, N. J.
Dr. McFarland was born at Mount Vcr-
iT. Wan unu'ersitTs coll
lege, low. and Uoston University School vr.ty of Nebraska, arrived here Satur
of Technology dH' for tho ho'l,l8's HnA w,,h htr Bl"ler-
n- fnu-nrtanii iiM,i ' Misses Marlon and Gertrude, who are nt.
pastorates In lowo, Illinois. Kansas andW whool How. will make a joyous
Rhode Island. He was prominently identl- PrtV nt ,h( Norrl "om'
fled with all progressive movements In
the fields of religious education. He took
tho Initiative In the formation of the
Hoard of Sunday schools of tu. Methodist
episcopal cnurcu at me Kerri ,.....-
enco at Ualtlmore In 1W, and
organization was one of the
ordinate of fleets of the board.
two CO- '
FIREL0SS AT GEORGETOWN
ABOUT TWO MILLIONS
m-nnnwrnvw iirliUh (Snlnna. ne.
23 -The loss i-aused by yesterday's fire
here was estimated at 2.000,000. Six block
of business houses anil tenements wero
destroyed. The total known dead Is twen
tv-three; many morn are missing und a
largo number wero Injured. The govern
ment and the Salvation Army have pro'
vlded shelter for hundreds ot homeless.
WILL STAY IN WASHINGTON
Only Two of Nebraska Delegation
Home for Holidays.
SLOAN AND MAGUIRE COMING
Loheok Will Attend the Pepper
Fnnernl, lint Will llotnrn nt
Onoe to Cnplint
- (Fa"r-5orrMpojid.) . '
vAf-mNOTON. Dec. 23,-(sf)Wlal' Tele'
grant.) With tl)0 currency nil! off the
hooks nnd signed at o'clock tonight
by the president, a grat mnjorliy of the..
members of congress showed a- desire to
get away to their homes to renew otd !i
associations und also to start setting Up
fences for the coming of iMI.
The Nebraska delegutlon, however, In
a largo measure, will remain In Washing
ton, or ,ln some cases, run over to New
York to spend n few days In touch with
Hint world metropolis.
Two ot the Ncbrasknns In congress,
Representatives Lobcck and Sloan, will
spend Christmas day under circumstances
somewhat clouded with sadness." for 'tliey
leave here tomorrow night on tho special
congressional funeral train to attend tfie
funeral of their colleague, Irving Pepper,
at Ottumwa on Friday. Moth were re
quested by Speaker Clark to become
members of the J6lnt committee repre
senting the senate and house at the fu
neral of Mr. PepMr, for both of them
V'ero close personal frrnds of the dead
congressman. Mr. Sloan and Mr. Pepper,
together with Speaker Clark and Repre
sentative Mnnn of Chicago, uro all mem
bers ot tho Delta Tau Delta college fro-'
Lolieck to Return.
Representative Lobeck will relurn .to
Wnshlngton on the special congressional
i lm,n nmc,iHttjy after the funeral, and
will at least be able to spend New Years
with Mrs. Lobeck und their daughter
Marguerite, who Is attending Bchool hero.
That day will be passed In their new
homo here, tho Garland, 131 A street,
Slonn to tioiievn.
Representative Sloan, after the funeral,
will go to his homo In Geneva, reaching
lhe.ro Sunday, Joining Mrs. Sloan and
their daughter, IMbh Ethel, and not rc
Hiring until time for congress to recon
vene January 12.
lloth Nebraska senators will sisnd the
greater part of tho recess at their desks
I In the- senate office building attending
.. ,. .... ..,, .,,i
IO WUIh limb 1 1 llf aibumuinicu uuitti,
their constant attendance on the floor
during the currency debate. Senator Nor
rls lna declined an Invitation for the
holidays and will Ihj at home with his
family Christmas In their apartments nt
. . , I - 1 - til.. .1 .. . . t. . .I f I u
who Is atUnd.ng school at the Un,
( mtoUooek to .New York,
j ,t probHbIe that Seantor and Mrs.
I ,mrhoock wm run 0Ver to New York
j fQr a f4w doys dur)nff the holidays, but
greater Part of the time will be
passed here. Mrs. Hitchcock reached
Washington from homo yesterday and
she and the senator and their daughter.
Miss Ruth Hitchcock, will spend a quiet
Christmas at their home In M street. Mr.
Hitchcock has much to occupy his at
tention In the matter of the Nebraska
posimasicrsnips, 10 wnicii ne nas nan
: time 10 give nui mue inougnv up 10 now.
With currency out of the way, the
senator will go to work on them In
earnet. and make recommendations
very shortly that will bring either Joy
or sadness to ma,ny applicants ail over
tho state. He declares he does not know
(Continued on Pogo Two.)
BILL IN PRESENCEOF
THE PARTY LEADERS
Measure Goes Through the Upper
House by Vote of Forty-Three
BRIST0W OPENS FOR OPPOSITION
Kansan Makes Serious Charges
Against Chairman Owen.
UNDER INFLUENCE OF. BANKERS
I Also Alleges that Oklahoman is the
Owner of Bank Stock.
PROVIDES POLITICAL CONTROL
Knnxnn 9nr Hill Contains ort
l'eninrrs of Aid rich Bill 5o
Masked as to Deceive reo
ple Owen In Denial.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23.-President
Wilson signed the Glass-Owen currency
bill at 6:01 o'clock tonight In the presence
of his cabinet, the congressional com
mittees on banking and currency and
democratic leaders In congress generally.
The conference report on the adminis
tration surrency bill was approved by tlw
stnate today by a vote of 43 to 23. Three
republicans nnd Senator Polndexter, pro
gressive, Joined the democrats, voting for
the bill In Its final form. Tho republicans
were Senators Jones, Norrls and Weeks.
THihe passage of the report was greet!
with little demonstration.
Ilrliitorr Open Debate.
When the senate debate began under
tho agreement to vote by.S;S0 o'clock thta
afternoon, Senator Urlstow, one c the
republicans of the banking comailttee.
who had been denied admittance to th
deliberations of tho democrat .conferees,
led off with nn attack, saying he, pro
posed to express his opinions where they
would get Into the permanent record.
Tho agreement placing the secretary
of the treasury, secretary ot agriculture
and comptroller of the currency on the
committee to organize the new system,
he declared was a move to bring th
whole system under political control.
The arrangements for debate "provide,!
that Senators Urlstow, Nelson and other
republicans who oppose the conference
agreement would have about three hours
Senator Drlstow declared he believe
Senntor Owen had excluded hm frpifi
the conference for War ho would Jots
some of the democrats against Owen'
"It was .done because he knew he eouM
not controj .ml' vote,'.' cried Mr. Brtetow,
"a! jte; 'qotild not control' tho vptei. ot
aWftSanlarArmoeraUVreolleagjiea in ,th
nTeresT' ot clrlalii great hanHIng- inler
ests (hat have hod a hand throughout
Hi frarnlng the bill, Tho senator from
Oklahoma has accepted . the most offen
sive ,pr6vlslon of tho Aldrch bill and haa
icovrred them with a mask to- decclva
the people,". .
Senator Owen declared. Senator Rrlstow
had been excluded from the riellberatlopn
ot the democrat because thy did not
want their conference to become a "de
"If the senator from Kanas thinks he
can split the, democratic party to suit
his own convenience and change Its poli
cies as he desires, he 'Is mistaken," said
Mr, Ow6n. "He tried It ti tlfe banking
committee and failed."
Hot Mhnts for Oiren.
"My (ill'gation Is that this bill haa
b.een drawn In the Interests of the' banks, -continued
Senator Urlstow, ''that the
senator from Oklahoma Is largely Inter
ested In banking, that the profits' de
rived from this system by tho banks, he
Is interested n will add directly to hla
personal fortune and that ho has voted
to Increase from 5. per cent to 6 per cent
dividends paid by the new regional bank
on the. stock held by member banks."
Hrlstow attack was based ,on a rula
of . Jefferson's manual of parliamentary
practice, thnt a senate should not vot
op legislation In which he was directly
Interested. Urlstow road a newspaper
clipping that purported, to quoto Senator
Owen as saying that he had taken stock
In a new national bank to be organized
In St. Louis. ,
Mr. Owen retorted that Brlstow'a
charges, were "false and ridiculous."
Senator Owen said that twenty-four
years, ago ho naa neipea 10 organize
"little bank In Oklahoma," tiuiu ne siiu
owned stock in the bank and "will own
It until I die."
Tho allegation that my actions on this
bill wero Influenced by the ownership
of stock In that, little bank are rldlc-
"(Continued on Page Two.)
The Day Before
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