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THE MADISON JOU NAL
ROUNTREE BROS., Publishers. TALLULAH, MADISON PARISH, LOUISIANA, SATURDAY JANUAIRY 31, 1913.
lRIAL OF BANK
£XAMINER GIVES EVIDENCE.
SAYS $60,000 WAS
y In Teutonia Bank Case Is
sern Newspaper Union News Service
New Orleans.-Misrepresentation of
fs financial condition of the defunct
I tonla Bank by Eugene F. Buhler,
i president, and Joseph H. Gomila,"
bsirman of the finance committee,
developed in the testimony of State
sak Examiner W. L. Young at the
trial of Buhler and Gomila in the crim
al court here. The defendants are
ceused of receiving deposits knowing
.. bank to be in a failing condition.
Testimony was also developed show
that the accused carefully con
ed from the bank examiner the
that years previbus to the failure
the bank, F. J. Braud, assistant
er, had made away with more
$60,000, and that, notwithstand
this, he had been retained in his
tion for several months and his
of $15,000 never forfeited.
The startling disclosures followed
y the evidence adduced that the
's liquidator found upward of
.000 of practically worthless notes
the vaults of the defunct institu
upon which little, if anything,
Money for Model Road.
slreveport.-A letter from Con
n J. T. Watkins, in which he
that $10,000 is now available
the government for such an ex
t has given impetus here to a
road from Homer to Shreveport
Minden and through Bossier par
This section is largely populated
Sas the good roads craze, and
Watkins believes these
make it an admirable
i f 50 miles in Louisiana for an
road. The people must
'iu Are Problem to Sheriff.
t ~ge.-What is the parish
Sm do with its Juveniles? The
is giving considerable con
i_ Sheriff Womack. There is
I the parish jail 13 Juvenile pris
i of them white, all youths of
age, assoclajed with hardened
They cannot be locked
is a cell, and in the prison yard
are hard to control, creating as
i sehief as they can, and on
occasions giving assistance to
in the cells tb) make their
Deagersem Gap In Levee.
Reads.-Joeeph Monget, a state
is in the parish in company
Mr. Peary on a tour in inspec
of the levee. They are endear
to rush the completion of the
before the rise reaches here.
i cave occurred in the bank of
Scott levee on the Van Winkle
It is said this cave ripped the
ad left a dangerous gap.
Peqyer of Sisters Answered.
ot.-A special here from
La., says: "It became known
week that Miss LUdda May, aged
m, and Mrs. 8. Y. Allea. aged
who died of pneumonia, had
that they might pass beyond
same time. They were stisters."
Metln-'tle Stamped Out.
.-There has not been a cue
melngitis reported in Mon
nearly two weeks apd Dr. R.
nell, president of the city
of health, believes the disease
r Deal Being Nelgotiated.
lnton.-A deal in timber land
negotiation between John Me
vendor, and J. H. Cassldy, In
a trac comprislng nearly 8,
valued approximately at
II at Pimevlle umns.
ris..- The sawmlll of the
Lumber Company near
was burnod to the ground,
Sbetn about $100,000, partly
by insurance. The fire was
y sparks fro mthe slab pit.
' New Ceurt Opened.
Charles.-Judge Winston Over.
r Jenninpge, where he con
first term of court ever held
prish. Accompanylnl the
the court stenographer
Vaut Nears Completlon.
-The contractors have
eted the new vault in the
s olffice. The new steel
valuts will be fire and
pmotof. The old vault was
alitheuh the state has been
ousands of dollars of valu
t it The amount of
the state will have on hand
ireased by t. re
the $lIAW000 worth of
the reineace of the
DEPOSITS ARE COMPULSORY
Attorney Gives Decision In Favor of
Baton Rouge Bank.
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge. - District Attorney
Charles Holcombe has given an opin
ion to the police jury that under the
E. terms of a 1912 act the sheriff has to
deposit the money he collects from
the taxpayers as it is collected in the
fiscal agency banks of the parish.
As the fiscal agent of the parish, the
Bank of Baton Rouge wrote the police
IN jury at its last session that it had
made demands upon Sheriff Womack
for the deposit of the funds collected
is by the sheriff daily, which money li
in the keepDag of the sheriff until set
tlement is made at be..peglnning of
the next month, with the state auditor
and parish treasurer.
Sheriff Womack claimed that he
of had, prior to the passage of the 1912
ct act, made a contract with the Capita
.r, City Bank for the deposit of funds
la, collected by him ddring the month.
.e, The district attorney holds, in his
te opinion, that the sheriff had no right
he to make this contract and that funds
n. should be deposited with the fisca
re agency bank of the parish.
To Enforce Automobile Laws.
w- Baton Rouge.-A strict enforcement
n- of the automobile ordinance and the
he speed ordinance is planned by Chief
re of Police Hyuck. The first to be fin
at ed was C. J. Bogan, son of a proml
re nent contractor, who was given a fine
d- of $10 fur speeding on Florida street
is One-half of the automobiles i^ Baton
is Rouge are not tagged, and a good
many are not properly equipped with
.d front and rear lights," said Chief of
se Police Hyuck. "The automobiles must
of have front and rear lights, and must
as be provided with numbers."
g, ed Cross Workers Appointed.
Baton Rouge.--Governnr Hall re
ceived a letter from Ernest Bucknell
of Washington, D. C., national direc
a- tor of the American Red Cross, advis
I ng that he had reappointed for Loulsi
le ana the following board to represent
x. the Red Cross in this state during
a 1913: John J. Gannon, of New Orleans
rt treasurer: William Glillemet, of Lake
r Charles: W. R. Irby, of New Orleans:
Charles Janvier of New Orleans; John
id M. Parker, of New Orleans; Andrew
s Querbes, of Shreveport.
m Schools Can Assess Corporations.
Bt Baton Rouge.-Chas. Holcombe, dis
triot attorney, has rendered a decis
ion to the East Baton Rouge paria
school board that the franchise of the
Baton Rouge Electric Company, o
any other public service corporatior
in Baton Rouge, can be assessed an(
is that back taxes for three years could
be collected. The school board is try
of ing to assess the electric company or
rd Requisition on Canada issued.
m Baton Rouge.--Governor Hall has is
in sued a requisition upon the authorities
to of Manitobia, Canada, for H. C. Hull
it formerly ticket agent of the Frisco
road at Opelousas, alleged to have
embezzled $1,400 of the funds of the
company while in the employment of
BoKnights Have Banquet.
Baton Rouge.-The eighth annual
te banquet of the Baton Rouge council of
e. the Knights of Columbus was given
last week at the council hall, attend
le ed by over a hundred knights, mem
he bers of the Baton Rouge council, ac
companied by their wives, daughters
or young lady guests.
Former Policeman Arrested.
n Shrevepert.-Sam T. Grant, former
p oliceman, was arrested charged by
N. C. Price with embezzling $75 over
4a year ago. Hard luck, claims Grant~
id prevented him from repaying a loan
New Company Mustered in.
Baton Rouge. - Adjutant McNeesre
went to Bogolasa, where he mustered
Sin the new company of militia recent·
L ly organized, and which will be knowz
as Company 0, FPirst Intfantry, Louis!
ana National Guard The new com
pany goes in well equipped.
One of Burglars Arrested.
SBaton Rouge.-One of the burglars
robbing the houses of the city was cap
tured in the act of robbing the eating
house of Joe Bernard about 4 o'clock
in the morning. The robber, a aegrco
named Joe Wright, entered the eating
house and got over $2 in change that
had beet. eft~ in the cash drawer.
S Loulisiana Boys to S C.
, Baton Rouge.-e-. . Richardson and
Mliss Elizabeth Kelley, of the aglicul
Stural extension work of the Ludsiana
BState University, left last week for Co
lumbia, 8. C., to take part in the Na
tional Corn Exposition. They were soa
r- companied by six of the best corn
Sgrowling boys in the state, whose ex
d penses have been paid by the Louls
e ana Bankers' Association and dona
r tions from local banks and busilnes
Woodman Hall Near Completien.
e ILplace.-The local Woodmen of
e the World hail being bllt by John A.
I Relne is of concrete blocks, with ao
d asbeatos roof, having two stories, and
a measuring 40 feet in widtr by 60 in
a length is nearing completion.
if Alexandria. -h ash Winchster, a
d negro, was ambuashed and murdeed on
Sthe public read three miles abover
i ChemeyviRle. Foer shts from a re
* velver were ie4 nl t Wisbeherts
NEWS AND NOTES
ANGOLA STATE FARM LEVEE EX*
AMINED AND IS BELIEVED
TO BE SAFE.
FAVROT MAY GET POSITION
I Former High School Irspector Invited
to Conference-Funds Were
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rouge.-Colonel C. Harrison
1 Parker, president of the Board of Con
trol of the state penitentiary, has
completed an inspection of the river
fa ront at Angola, which was in a meas
t ure endangered by the high water com
Sing down the river. Col. Parker does
I not think that Angola is in any serious
danger of being flooded. The weak
spot in the levee system is the new,
soft levee, built in closing the Angola
t crevasse of last spring. On this, As
e on all new levees in Louisiana, the
earth has not been sodded, grass has
not had time to grow, and if water re
mains too long against the new em
bankment there Is danger of it giving
way. The levee at Angola is an un
usually large one, and the authorities
I do not anticipate any difficulty ton
i holding the new one at Angola.
FAVROT MAY GET POSITION
Louisiana Educator Is Invited to At
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
Baton Rovuge.-Leo M. Favrot, form
er high school inspector for Louisiana,
has been invited to a conference in
New York by the secretary and execu
tive head of the General Educational
Board, and it is understood that Mr.
Favrat will be offered a position with
the General Education Board in some
other Southern state.
Mr. Favrot was for some years high
school inspector for Louisiana, the
honey for which work is furnished by
the General Educational Board. Mr.
Favrot's work was highly satisfactory
to the General Educational Board and
the Department of Education of LouIs
I an, but Mr. Favrot was removed by
the State Board of Education and S.
E. Bernard was elected. Since the
election of Mr. Bernard the General
Educational Board has withdrawn its
funds from Louisiana, and Mr. Ber
nard has been working without pay or
Farmers Want Public Scales.
Baton Rouge.-The East Baton
Rouge Parish Farmers' Union has ap
pealed to the Board of Trade to secure
its cooperation in getting from the
city and from the parish public scales
and weights and measures. The mat
ter will probably be put before the
city council at its next meeting, and
taken up with the police Jury in Feb
ruary. It is the idea of the farmers
that there should be some recognized
I public scales in the city, where prod
ucts could be correctly weighed and
Railroads Served Notice.
Baton Rouge.-Tbe Louisiana Rail
road Commission has issued an order
to the Opelousas and Gulf railroad
that it would have to improve the road
bed of the road between Melville and
Crowley, and Secretary Jastremsaki
has also served notice upon the Texas
and Pacific that there must be an
improvement in the service and mala
tenance of schedule of the trains oa
he Thibodeaux branch.
Capitol Grounds Being Beautified.
Baton Rouge.-The work of.beautify
aing the state capitol grounds is being
forwarded steadily. A squad of con.
victs is being used every day, and
there is several months more of work
to be done. Flower beds and side
walks have been laid out according to
a general plan worked out by land
Baton Rouge.--Six young boys were
arrested here and turned over to the
Juvenile court charged with robbery
of a number of places. The boys were
alleged to have been engaged in a
sytematlc robbe1y of places on the
river front, taking, as a rule, goods
that could be disposed of to the junk
Governor Makes Appointments.
Baton Rouga-The governor has
maed M . L Wileox parish surveyor
for the parlsh of De Soto; Ernest De
Verges and Charles antana, members
of the board of directors of the sol
diers' home, and James H, Roth, al.
derman of the village of Bayou Sara,
vice Charles Weydert, resigned.
May Build Interurban.
Homoer.-A. I Clingman, of Keith
vile, a agent of Texas eapitalists and
a railroad promoter, arrived here a
few days ago concerning a proposition
to build an electric interurban lIne
oonnecting Homer, Minden and Shreve
port. The plan is to take over the
CliHagman and Kinnewbrew line from
Homer to Mindem. TIh Cllagman-Kl
aewbrew emaorprie fahl tar lack.t
funds sad the 30 mikes of readbed
wraded by them has represest dead
c€tai all tide tba
STUDIES BIG PROBLEM
BUREAU OF SOCIAL HYGIENE IS
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Tells of Its
Origin, Work and Plans for the
Investigation of Vice
New York, Jan. 27.-In order that
the public might better understand
the Bureau of Social Hygiene, John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., today gave out a
sa.tcment explaining the origin, work
and plans of that institution. The
Lureau, he said, came into existence
about two pears ago as a result of the
work of a special grand jury ap
pointed to investigate the white slave
traific in New York city. This jury
recommended that a public conlmis
sion be appointed to study the social
Mr. Rockefeller was foreman of
that grand jury and he thereaftei
gave the subject deep thoutht an
coniferred with a large numbetr of Icad
lug men and women. "These confer
erces," says :%lr. Rockefeiler, "devel
oped the feeling that a public commis
sion would labor under a number of
disadvantages, such as the fact that
it would be short lived; that its work
would be done publicly; that at best
it .tould hardly do more than present
recommendatiors. So the conviction
grew that in order to make a real
and lasting improvement in conditions,
a permanent organization should be
created, the continuation of which
would not be dependent upon a tempo
rary wave of reform, nor upon the life
of any man Or group of men, but which
would go on, generation'after genera
tion, continually making warfare
agai:st the forces of evil. It also ap
peared that a private organization
would have, among other advantages,
a certain freedom from publicity and
from political bias, which a publicly
appointed commission could not so
"Therefore, as the initial step, in
the winter of 1911 the Bureau of So
cial Hygiene was formed. Its pres
ent members are Miss Katherine Bem
ent Davis, superintendent of the New
Yotk state Reformatory for Women
at Bedford Hills, N. Y.; Paul M. War
burg, of the firm of Kuhn. Loeb & Co.;
Starr J. Murphy, of the New York bar,
and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. As the
work develops new members may be
"One of the first things undertaken
by the bureau was the establishment
at Bedford Hills, adjacent to the re
formatory, of a laboratory of social
hygiene, under Miss Davis' direction.
In this laboratory it is proposed to
study from the physical, mental, social
and moral side each person committed
to the reformatory. This study will
be carried on by experts and each
case will be kept under observation
for from three weeks to three months,
as may be required. When the diag
nosis is completed, it is hoped that the
laLoratory will be in position to rec
ommend the treatment most likely to
reform the individual, or. if reforma
tion is impossible, to recommend per
manent custodial care. Furthermore,
reaching out beyond the individuals
involved, it is believed that thus im
nortant contributions may be made to
a fuller knowledge of the conditions
ultimately responsible for vice. If
this expeMiment is sucessful the prin
ciple may prove applicable to all
classes of criminals and the conditions
precedent to crime, and lead to lines
of action not only more scientific and
humane but also less wasteful than
those at present followed."
That its work might be done intelli
gently the bureau employed George J.
Kneeland to make a comprehensive
survey of vice conditions in New York,
and Abraham Flexner to study the so
clal eqil in Europe, and their reports
are now being prepared. These studies
will be followed by others in various
American citiesl, and it is the hope
of the bureau that, based upon all
of them, may be devised a practical
plan for dealing with the social evil
In conclusion Mr. Rockefelle's sttat
ment says: "It cannot be too strongly
emphasized that the spirit which domi
nates the work of the bureau d. not
sensational or sentimental or hysteri
cal; that It is not a spirit of criticism
of public officials;: but that it is es
sentially a spirit of constructive su
gestion and of deep scientific as well
as humane interest in a greaot world
Russian Relations not Changed.
Washington.-For the fast time in
80 years, the United States and Rus
sla have no trade treaty. At first
thought It naturally would be suppos
ed that strained relations existed be
tween the United States and Rnssih
But sue is not the case. There are
no really great differences of opinion
between the two nations. Diplomatic
relations are not broken off and a
tariff war does not appear to be Im
minent. As fi.r as can be learned,
business is going on now as smoothly
Baptist Organization Elects.
Nashville, Tenn.-A mm meetting
at the First Baptist church here mark
ed the termination of the three day
meeting of the Southern Baptist A
sociation which was attended by led
ing Baptist educators of the South.
Nashville was selected as the next
meeting placs Dr. . M. Potsan was
re-lected presidentt Prof. J. Henry
Burnett was again named secretary;
L P. Breoks, i M. Ramsey, Edlr
(lebMo were chases members oa ie
OFFERS AID TO GEN. SICKLES
Wife of Confederate General Says She
Would Raise Money in South.
Western Newspaper Inlton News Service.
New York.--lrs. Helen D. Long
street, widow of the famous Confed
erate general, came to the aid of one
of her husband's Civil war foes, Gen
eral Daniel E. Sickles, with an offer
to raise $23.4?T among the "ragged
and maimed followers of Lee" to pay
General Sickles' alleged debt to the
state of New York. Sheriff Harburger,
who arrested General Sickles in the
civil suit brought by the state to re
cover the money, also directed a let
ter to many of the richest men in New
York, asking them to aid the aged vet
"I will raise the money to relieve
General Sickles of his embezzlement if
'ew York pushes the prosecution and
none of his Northern friends go to his
aid," said Mrs. Iongstreet. "The
South will quickly respond to the need
of one of the most gallant soldiers
America ever knew."
"My husband always spoke of Gen
eral Sickles as the hero of Gettys
burg," the statement continues.
"They were opposed to each other
in that deciding battle of the war, and
General Longstreet, in the last nato
craph letter he ever wrote, September
19, 1902, to General Sickles, told him
that the taking of the Peach Orchard
by Sickles' corps won the battle for
the Union forces.
"It was General Longstreet's detach
ment that shot off the leg of the brave
Union general, but, as General Long
street said: 'Sickles can well afford to
leave a leg on Gettysburg, for he has
made sure his place forever in the
hearts of Americans.
WILSON VISITS ISLAND
President-Elect Watches immigrants
Admitted to Country.
Western Newspaper I'nion News Servie.
New York.-Hundreds of aliens,.
many of them still clad in the garb of
distant lands, stood before the immi
eration officials at Ellis Island seek
ing admission to the country, while
Governor Wilson, president-elect of the
United States, observed with a scru
tinizing eye the manner of their wel
Scenes of pathos and of joy were
mingled as those physically deficient
were turned away, of the more fortu
nate passed successfully through the
,anes of inspection Into the embraces
of waiting friends.
Mr. Wilson was an Interested spec
tator throughout. He asked questions
continually and observed in detail the
methods employed to discover the un
desirable newcomers. When he left
Ellis Island he was asked what he
thought of the station.
"I merely came for information, not
for thought," he answered, with a
Trace Reaches Washington.
Washington.-Found; The electoral
vote of Arkansas and its bearer. And
at the same time: Lost-The elector
al vote of Arizona. Finder please send
at once to the office of the vice presi
dent of the United States. Some 24
hours before Troy Pace, bearing the
vote of the Arkansas electors, arriv
ed in Washington, senators and rep
resentatives of the "baby" state of
Arizona sent broadcast the second
foregoing notice. Pace got to the
capital more than an hour before the
time limit expired for receiving re
turns, but the Arizona messenger
failed to arrive on time.
London Expects Reign of Terror.
London. - Guerrilla warfare, with
sorties against public men, riots, at
tacks on shop windows and street cars
and a continuation of the mall box
destruction crusade, was declared by
Mrs. Emellne Pankhurat, leader of the
militants. The stroke that Is expect.
ed to plunge London into a suffragette
reign of terror is the result of the
British cabinet's descislon to drop the
Tennessee Governor Inaugurated.
Nashville, Tenn.-Governor Ben W.
Hooper, the second Republiean who
has held the governor's office since
reconstruction days was lanugurated
for his second term. The ceremony
took place in the largest auditdrium in
the city. The oath was administered
by Chief Justice John K. Shields,
United States senator elect.
Boy Klls School Teacher.
Tecumseh, Okla.-Robert Adams, 19
years old, teaching his first term of
school in district No. 101, 16 miles
southwest of this place, is dead as
the result of an assault made upon
him in his school room last week by
the two sons of J. W. Parks, who fell
ed him with a baseball beat and beset
him into unconsciousness after he had
fallen. The trouble followed the
thrashing of the Parks boys, 17 and
15 years old, for misbehavior.
Arkansas Surveys Agreed to.
Washington.-The house has agreed
to the two Items In the rivers apd har
bors bill for surveys for the Arkan
-a river just below Little Rock and
around Fourche island and five miles
below Dardanelle, near the old Glea
son & Cravens mercantile establish'
ment, with a view to the im:provement
of the navigation of the river. The
two Items were included in the bill
throeh the efforts of Csgressmaa H.
k Janew1 e Dardaaefle.
BRYAN IN CABINET
PARTY LEADERS BELIEVE HE
WILL BE SECRETARY
MAY HAVE A PRIVATE "TIP"
If Nebraskan Does Accept the Port
folio, They Say, It Means Wilson
Will Go to Limit in Fighting for
By GEORGE CLINTON.
Washington.-The Democrats in
Washington sincerely believe that Wil
liam Jennings Bryan will be the next
secretary of state. The Democrats
may be wrong in their reckoning, but
"Bryan for the first secretaryship" is
the direct expression of belief of those
Democrats in congress prominent
enough to be addressed among those
who can be admitted without the pass
word into the party's council cham
It has been said in dispatches prior
to this that Mr. Wilson of necessity
must ask Mr. Bryan to be his secre
tary of state. The Nebraskan is rec
ognised even by those Democrats who
do not agree with him as the most
prominent and influential man in their
party today, unless, of course, the
president-elect be excepted. It never
has been said prior to this with any
definiteness that the Democratic lead
ers really believed that Mr. Bryan
would accept "the first portfolio," but
now the current of Democratic opin
ion sets in strongly toward the con
viction that he will be in the cabinet.
The Democratic leaders admit that
they have no definite word from Mr.
Bryan himself on the subject of his
aooeptance or declination of an offer
of the post of secretary of state, but
they say that they do not need di
rect word to make them certain that
he will succeed Philander Chase Knox.
Most of the Democratic leaders have
seen Mr. Wilson, and is it not possi
ble that he has been talking to them
more freely than he has to the repre
sentatives of the press gathered at
New Jersey's capital? The Demo
erats have heard from somewhere that
Mr. Bryan is going into the cabinet
May Prefer to Remain Free.
William Jennings Bryan, however, is
a law unto himself in most matters,
and he may upset all the calculations
of the other party leaders and prefer
to remain a free lance in polities and.
in the newspaper field. Washington
Democratic politicians who have
elaims as close students of conditions
may that Mr. Bryan simply is waiting
before saying his final word on the
subject to learn definitely whether
Mr. Wilson intends as preeident to
press the fight for such legislation as
Mr. Bryan has urged within the last
few years. The Nebraskan, the close
observers say, also wants to find out
if Mr. Wilson is willing to go to the
limit in his fighting and not to yield
to the conservative Democrats' plea
If Mr. Bryan finally shall say no
to Mr. Wilson's offer of a cabinet
place, the reason for his decljnation
will be that he wishes to b6 "foot
loose to criticise."
Ip all that has been done by the
Democrats in Washington to make
harmony in congress possible when
the extra session convenes, there has
been shown consideration for the feel
ings of the conservative Democratic
senators who are to be shorn of some
of their power and are to be deprived
of some of their important committee
seats. The conservative ones, it is
said, have promised to follow a course
of action which seemingly the major
Ity of the Democrats of the country
have approved. The progressive EIem
ocrata in congres, however, believe
that Mr. Wilson has made up his mind
to go to the fghtiag limit of the pro
grussive aid, ndsa they fear that this
may allenate the aRections of the con
servativee and give them an. exaose
ar forgettings their promiae.
WIlson Has Aggresolve Plane.
It is apparent from what the
Democratie Jeaders say on their
return from pilgrlmages to Tren
te, and also benase of the tone
of the speeches of the president*lect,
that Mr Wilson when he gets into
oieo wants to astrike some blows. The
Mdea of the Democrats is that Mr.
Wilson will be as streanuous in his in
slstaene on proper legislation as he
See It as was Theodore Roosevelt,
sad that in fghting tempera-nt the
two men are not so far apart as
seem to be the general belet.
In his spech i 8taunton Mr. Wil
oe said that he had his "war paint
oe." It is not neessary, perhaps, to
put oan the trappings of war in order
to attack the tarift schedules. but
there are other matters which will
eome beforo congress which will so
livide the seatmeat of the members
ao the Demoratle party, especially
Ia tho senate, that Mr. Wilson will
sad all the weapons which his high
ece will giveo him to enable him to
evereome the oppoeltion, unles of
eearm, in advance there is a general
laig down of arms i the prtoese
a the presdonth doternlaston to
earry mn the war.
WIll Try to Put Some In Jnll.
All through the last national eam
palg, and the state campaigs into
whicUh national matters frequently en
tered, the complatnt of the Demo
esrat spebkers was that no truot mg'
aates who had worked evil to the
people and had produced eonditions
which bulwarked their wrmas doing
iad been set to priso. They talked
shout Sues easily paid by the orpoo
tisa heads and about dissmotion
wahds ml aso s bet berem the
value of the stock of the concerns in
volved. "Put some of these fellows
to jail," was the demand of the Demo
cratic speakers, and soon the at
tempt will be made to "put somebody
It is not yet known who is to be
Mr. Wilson's attorney general, but
whoever he is to be he will find work
ahead. Upon the next attorney gen
eral will depend largely the future of
the Democratic party. If he shall sue
ceed in sending to Leavenworth or to
Atlanta, or to some other federal
prison some of the men who have
violated the federal laws and have
gained millions thereby, the Demo
crats say he will do more perhaps to
bring the people to a mind that the
Democracy is the right party in the
right place than any other cabinet
officer can do. no matter how energet
ically he performs the duties of his
The incoming attorney general will
find pending several trust prosecu
tions of a major nature. Naturally it
is to be supposed that he will take
them up and push them under the
laws as they exist. The United States
Steel Corporation case hardly can be
completed before Mr. Wilson takes of
fice. Then there are the International
Harvester company's suit and the
New Haven railroad case. It can be
taken for granted that other trust
prosecution cases will be before the
public eye not long after Mr. Wilson's
attorney general takes office. No one
pretends to believe that all of the
combinations of big business whioh
are open to attack on legal grounds
have been attacked.
Filipinos to Walt.
It seems to be assured that if the
bill Introduced by Representative
William A. Jones of Virginia to
give qualified Independence in gov
ernment to the Filipinos for a
period of eight years passes the
house of representatives at this see
sion, it will be killed in the senate.
The Jones bill has been reported fa
vorably by the committee which pass
ed upon it, and it is now on the cal
endar of the house waiting a vote.
There has been a marked change in
the attitude of some of the Demo
cratic leaders recently toward the
question of the wisdom of the paM
age of the Jones measure.
It is certain that the bill, if It
does reach a vote at the present so
slon, will be passed by a large nm
jority in the house. The senate Is
Republican, and it probably will nega
tive the measure. At the next ses
sion, with a Democratlo senate, it is
probable the bill would go throulgh
but. as has been said, there are some
indications that the Dmoesate a .m '
era are becoming afraild of the bMI
and it is possible that if it is defeat
ed by the senate at this session, it will
not be allowed to come up In the
house at the extra session.
Bince the year 1900 Democratie nas
tional platforms have declared for the
recognltion of Philippine Independ
ence under an American protectorate.
The party, therefore, is committed to
the measure, and it naturally is ex
pected that an attempt will bb made
to pass it as soon as the Deniocrat0
party comes Into full power in the gov
ernment. The trouble seems to be
that some of the leaders after hav
ing read the reports of government of
ficials who are intimately acquainted
with conditions in the Philippines, ap
pear to have doubts as to the real
ability of the Filipinos at the present
time to govern themselves, even un
der the limitations of the partial Inae
pendence which the Jones bill would
give them for the next eight years.
All Favor Ultimate Freedom.
As far as the Washington inquirer
can learn, nearly all the members eof
congress, regardless of party, believe
in ultimate liberty for the FPlipino.
The Republicans, following the exam
pie of President Taft. who oue was
governor of the islands, seem to be
liere that Uncle Sam's oasters wards
will not be ripe for freedom for many
seasons to come. Not eveu the ex
treme conservatives, men who have
been called imperialists, will ay dee
word against the final ftreeln of the
islands from American control The
gontroversy in coanress therefor., .
lates wholly to the date when It will
be wise to write a Delaration of In
dependedence r te Uittle Drownm
It must not be undstood from
what has been writtea that the Demoe
crats I' eoagrees as a body have re
ceded from their poition in lregard
to Philipplane independene. It is ail.
ply a case of fear on the part d some
of the leaders that too much haste
may have been made in providin fore
qualified independence, and that it
would be better to wait until the
Ameriesan system of eduatioa has
done more for the pilpino before tak
lag defnite action lookinl to giring
him his political liberty.
Presmldent Tatt said somm te ago
that it would be 40 years before the
Plliplnoc would be ready for eos
plete indopendeane Some other at
dents of conditions in the Islands ry
that 3O years ought to effee to put
the .lands on a self-goverinag basis.
Government offeials who have
served in the Philippines, and whose
duty it is to keep In teouch with the
conditions there, have put down la
black and white some .ftgur sad
some supposed facts whleh possity
may be responstble for the growing
fear of some of the Democrats that tt
may not be wise Just yot to give the
qualified form proposed for some years
to come. It tI asurted that there are
only about 11,000 lilipanos who ea.t be
put Inb the fairly well eduaested elass.
m There are 8,00,000 peple in the i
lands, and so It Is said that the per
g posed Filpino republe, if estabish
I ed. would bave only a emeamtivel
s sma1 feld of eompptet men to draw
a from f6r the purpos et keegi t
sa ds vel gmrieL