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The Omaha Daily Bee
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and enemies, and why it wields an
Influence for public guptl.
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OMA11A, FRIDAY MORNING, JANtfAH-V 17, li)Kl TWKtA'K PACKS.
SINQLIfl COl'Y TWO CENTS.
STATE UNIVERSITY
GETS MILLION AND
T
"Federal Government Votes that
.Amount for Agricultural and
Mechanical College.
TO SPEND FOR GREATEST GOOD
Regents Planning Where it Oan Be
Most Advantageously Used.
DEAN BURNETT GIVES VIEWS
Department Colleges Should Have
the Use of Same Campus.
SCHOOL GROWING RAPIDLY
Insistent Detnnnd for Aw rlc-itl turnl
(irniliuitca Hub Canned 31 any
Student o 'take Vv Thin
Urn null of Work.
Tho University of Nebraska has ie
uelved from the federal government
S1.ZiO.000 for the support of Its agricul
tural and mechanical college. It receives
no speclflo federal support for the school
of agrloulture. The regents of the uni
versity aro all exceedingly nnxlous to
spend thin money, not only In accordance
with law, an has always been done, but
also under such conditions and In such
an environment as will produce tho best
tcsulta In the work of this very Important
college. With this thought In mind tho
chancellor recently asked Dean Burnett
to express his opinion In regard to the
effect which 'university consolidation
would have, on the work of the College
of Agriculture. Tho letter of the dean
follows:
"My Dear Chancellor Avery: Replying
to your Inquiry regarding the effect which
university consolidation will have upon
the CoUege of Agricultuie, I may say:
Unit' Ik nct, ,
"In all the leading state universities
. whern agriculture Is on the same campus
with other colleges, agriculture has pros
pered and these are today the strong and
dominant agricultural colleges of tho
ITnlted States. Illinois, Wisconsin and
.Missouri are good Illustrations ot this
type. In Minnesota, where the agricul
tural college Is separated from the cen
tral campus, the college suffers, although
there Is a strong secondary school. Minne
sota has an agricultural plant valued at
more than $1,C00,XX, with- miwh of the
acadcmlo work In tho college of agricul
ture taught at this campus. -
"The Agricultural college In Nebraska
was established In 100!) by legislative act.
jUli.no than IhcTf hnS hpdil a TCgUlaK
growth ln"lho neither of students ln'at
Wjduggp'Jjiela are this year S Jyftt (of1
"'wTmrnseventy-elRht arm forestry) -rfnd 12S
women In home economics in thls'coUesd.,
I.ast year eighty-two men and slxty-flvc
women In ho artn collexo registered for
work In the agricultural college. About
ontturd ot the, men In the present fresh
Wen olaBS are registered In forestry. The
registration In this college Is far below
what might reasonably b expscted in a
united Institution.
Opportunities Unexcelled.
"The opportunltloa for gradual In ag
riculture aro unexcelled, f& great has
been the demand for experienced men
that we hav lost each year to other In-"'
(UtutloiiB a very large proportion ot our
agricultural faculty. At tho opening ot
the present year fourteen members ot the
agricultural colleso faculty were entering
npofi their first year's service. This Is
nearly .23 per cent of tho faculty and
Illustrate tho insistent demand f ' r quail
Hcdmen In agriculture, outside or the
'alate'of Nebraska. That agriculture hos
not flourished In the University of Ne
braska In tho past Is duo very largely
to the, fact that It has. been cut of,f r.nd
dissociated from all the other educa
tional impulses ot the unlversllj . j
"The work In home cconoriilcs In the
College ot Agriculture Is under the same
handicap as agriculture Itself. The last )
tatalogue shows 1ZI women iuus "
work. vBlxty-flvo additional women from
the arts college reentered for special
work In this department. U the h,andl.
tap of distance wcrt removed the number
of womon In tho university taklnK regular
nnd special work In home economics
would very greatly Increase.
Separation llnndlfiipi.
"The separation of the academic from
the technical work In the agricultural col
lege seriously handicaps the student, h.rth
in time and In cost of travel. This would
foe avoided by consolidation.
"The wider association of studenla
Mingling on one campus would attract
jnany students to Industrial courses, with
their larger opportunities, who now grad
uate from academic courses.
"Thero would be economy in the use
of buildings for general education and
tor administration.
"All the work of the agricultural collcgu
must be on one campus, Division of Hs
work Is fatal to Its growth. To build up
an Independent college at the farm Is
leas desirable than to nunc up .vn
olldated Institution.
"It is the experience of all the larger
universities that tho acadcmlo and pro
fessional colleges have prospered better
under the environment created by In-
(Continued on Page -Two.)
The .Weather ,
Forecast till 7 p. m, Friday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled weather with . probably .rain
tonight or Friday: colder Friday after
noon. Temperature
nt Oninha
Hours. Deg.
C a. m 36
6 n. m.., 37
7 a. m 3S
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SLIP
PEEY -dfMtoi'rt in
QUARTER
Scientist Released
From Penitentiary
Will Be Deported
CHICAGO. Jan. 16.John 11. Wllmot.
scientist, author. Inventor and promoter,
who. recently was paroled from the Jollct
penitentiary after serving five and ono-half-years
of a s.even-year sentence on a
charge of forgery. Is in the county Jail
here awaiting a formal order from Wash
ington ordering his deportation to Eng
land. Wllmot, who Is said to have degrees
from English untVe rsltles, was iirralngcd
before Dr. Percy L. Prentiss. Immigration
inspector." "yesterday and his presence In
this country was held to bo undesirable.
Ills deportation was ordered.
While in the penitentiary Wllmot Is
said to have laid the foundation for sev
eral Inventions of monetary value, one
being a gas machine and nnother a
sinoko consumer. Doing a convict he
could not patent them, hut ho planned
to float a company as soon as ho was.
paroled.
When he stepped from the penitentiary
door ho was arrested. The main point
ngalnst hint was said to be his criminal
record. In Kit gland he Is said to have
been known under the alias of "Tom
Crawshaw."
Proposes Clearing
Houses with Power
to Issue Loan Notes
WASHINGTON, Jan. K.-An organiza
tion of twenty geographically located
clearing houses, with authority to Issue
loan certificates, convertible on demand
Into government currency at M per cent
ot their face value, was proposed to the
house cuirency reform committee today
as the natural solution of tho currency
problem by W. A. Nash, president of the
Cprn Exchange bank of New York and
a' former president of the New Tork
clearing house.
Mr. Nash saw no necessity for a cen
tral bonk; depreciated the Idea of copy
ing European methods and urged the
committee not to seek the plan of some
theorist In finance, who, he said, "Is
more to bo dreaded-than a bull In a
china shop."
Mr. Nash said the clearing houses con
templated In his plan practically would be
regional banks.
Root Repudiates
Speech Published
in Central America
WASHINGTON. Jan. lO.-Seuator ftoot,
rising to a question of personal prlvllcg"!
In the senate today, entered vigorous
dctftal of a speech ho is alleged to have
made regarding relations between tho
United Stiitt1 and' CJentralvahd Soutji
American countries. The speech had
been prlhtcd in U paper at Tegucigalpa,
Hondiira.-", and Is now being circulated
throughout the Latin-American republics
for tho purpose. Senator Hoot said "to
stir up strifo and creatn ill-feeling by tho
enemies of the United States."
"The extracts of tho purported speeh
which are being published," declared
Senator Root, "are impudent forgeries.
I never said any such thing or wrote any
stich things -The publication is being used
by the enemies of tho United States and
I dcslro to repeat In most formal and
public manner my denial of tho views
attributed to me."
Miller Confers with '
Wickersham, About
McManigal's Case
WASHINGTON, Jan. le.-Charlcs W.
Miller, United States attorney at In
dianapolis, late today conferred with At
torney General Wlckersltam and Assist
ant Attorney General Haft-, regarding
the recent dynamite conspiracy trials. It
Is understood that Mr. Mlllcnj took up
with the attorney general tno disposition
ot Ortle E. McManlgal, the confessed dy
namiter who was brought to Indianapolis
from 1os Angeles as a witness In the
federal trial, and the question of referring
testimony taken at Indianapolis to state
authorities for such action as they might
desire to take against those alleged to
be responsible for the destruction of life
or property by dynamite.
Hepburn's Daughter
Dies on Ocean Liner
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10. Wireless
brought word today of the death list
night on board the liner Wllhelmlna,
eighty mile? out, of Mrs.- W. F. Thum-
mel. a daughter of Colonel Peter Hep
burn, formerly representative from tho
Eighth Iowa district and one time chair
man of the house committee on Inter
state and foreign commerce. Death re
sulted from heart disease.
Mrs. Thummel was on her way to
Honolulu with friends on a pleasure trip.
W. F. Thummel Is an attorney In New
York City.
Nebraska Editor
Marries in Hurry
Archie Donovan, the 21-year-old editor
of the Madison Star-Moll, to which posi
tion h suqeeded upon the deatfc of his
father, John Donovan, came to Omaha
yesterday afternoon, dashed out to the
home of diaries II. McDonald, called for
MUs TUlle Mavis, who wan visiting there,
And swooped over to South Omaha, where
they were married. Miss Mavis Is 13
years old.
FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND
DOLLARS IN STOCKS STOLEN
CHICAGO, Jan. 16.-W. D. Wade,
years old, piesldent of the Australian
I Marine Fibres, a foreign corporation,
who arrived here today on his way to
London, England, reported to the police
! that a satchel contalnng stock In the
company of the par value of 400,000 had
been stolen from bim In a Chicago rail
way station.
ITRATION IS
MENACE TO COUNTRY
Geo. M. Reynolds, Chicago Banker,
Says it Has Already Gone Too
Far for Safety.
FAVORS WIDEST PUBLICITY
Interlocking Directorates,
Thinks, Aro Wrong.
He
COMPETITION IS BAD FORM
Schiff Says Banks Do Let Each
Others' Clients Alone.
OPERATION OF SYNDICATES
Sprflal AkhiioIh tlonn Formed to
I'ndcrvtrtto HImUm Asunmert by
Ilond House Many Finns
Part lot pnt.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.-That tho
concentration oi money and cr-dlt is a
potential "menaco to the country" was
asserted heforo the house money trust
committee today by George M. Ileynolds,
president of tho Continental and Commer
cial National bank of Chicago. Mr. Iley
nolds eald that he knew of the "trend
toward concentration of money and
credits" and that he thought It a danger
ous thing. ,
"X- am opposed to the concentration ot
any sort of power," he said. "I believe
that concentration to the point It has al
ready gone Is a menace. In saying that I
do not wish to sit In Judgment on tho
men who hold that power."
Mr. Reynolds said he was opposed to the
principle of Interlocking directors In po
tentially competing concerns and that he
had adhered to that prlnclplo throughout
ldB banking career.
fTlio Continental and .ommerclal, Mr.
Reynolds said, loaned money to Its own
directors and corporations with which
they were connected, but did not loan to
Its own officers. He did not believe of
ficers should he allowed to borrow from
their own banks.
Federal Iueottuitr luef rlolent.
Mr. Revnolds declared tliat tho Chicago
clearing house was the first to employ a
bank examiner.
Was that because you found the fed
eral Inspectors inefficient?" Itaked Mr.
Untermyer.
"Yes. at that tlmo we found It ineffi
cient In connection with tho three bau'-ts
of John R. Walsh. The other banks ot
Chicago had to guarantee tho deposits ot
the Walsh banks, which were In a do
plorable condition, and they paid them
off at a loss. To prevent such n situa
tion arising again we formed an examin
ing foi'ce."
Mr. Reynolds could not make any bpo
cltlp recommendation oa-to. remedying th
concentration of money and credit, but
was sure the prevention of Interlocking
directors In competing, concerns would
have a good effect. In conclusion Mr.
Reynolds said ho believed that "Competi
tion waB not dead," but he believed bank.
lug would bo Improved by a return to
competitive conditions.
Mr. Reynolds said ho would approve a
law giving minority stockholders In na
tional banks tho right of representation
on the bonrd of directors and would ap
prove a law Incorporating clearing houses
so long as It did not interfere with tlio
free conduct of business.
"I am In favor of utmost regulation
and publicity," he said.
Purpose of Syndicate.
Jacob H. Schiff of Kuhn, Loeb & Co,
described tho method of Issuing securities
for corporations as practiced by Iris
house. He said after his firm had agreed
to Issue tho securities syndicates were
formed to underwrite the risk assumed
by tho bond house.
"The object of the syndicate Is to tako
over the securities If you fall to sell
them?" asked Mr. Untermyer.
"Yes, that's It." said Mr. Sclilff.
Banks and trust companies, ho said,
were the participants In these underwrit
ing syndicates.
Mr. Schiff said about seventy-five to
123 concerns were on a list of participants
from time to tlmo invited to tako part in
underwriting syndicates.
"What Is the ethics of tho banking
business In connection with Uond Issues;?"
asked Mr. Untermyer.
Competition I Had Form.
"It Is not considered good form." said
Mr. Sohlff, "to create undue interference
or competition by a banking firm." xle
added that big banking houses generally
had corporations as their clients and that
no other bond houno would endeavor o
take Issues from the banking firm, recognized-
as the usual fiscal agent of the
corporation.
Mr. Sclilff said there wan a sharp ri
valry between his firm and Spoyer & Co.,
but he knew of no instance In the last
flvo years when Morgan & Co. had "In
vaded the field of Kuhn, Loeb & Co.," or
vice versa.
Mr. Sclilff said that national bank and
trust company officers wero not offersd
participation in syndicates formed by
Kuhn, Loeb & Co., but ho bcllet-ed banks
and trust compnnl.es should be allowed to
participate In thoBe underwriting syndi
cates. After a long discussion Mr. Untermyer
asked Mr. Schiff:
"Then you think that national banld
should be allowed to do burlness as syn
dicate underwriters, promoters and Issu
ing houses?"
"Yes, I would allow them to 'do anv
legitimate banking business without re
striction except the restriction of careful
management. -1 believe officers and di
rectors both should be barred from bor
rowing from their banks except that
firms which have partners who are dlrec.
tors, should be allowed to borrow from
thcTbanh."
Mr. Schiff said that he thought minority
stockholders should be represented in the
management of banks, but he did not
think they should have that representa
tion as a matter ot law.
Jifr Ifmximhlrr Deaillorlc Unbroken
CONCORD. N. H., Jan. 16. The legis
lature ballotted for tha- third time today
without electing a United States sen
ator. Henry F. Hollls (dem.) received
196 votes; Henry R. Qulnby (rep.), 96;
Kosecrans V, Plllsbury (rep.). 40, and
there were seventy-two scattering yotea.
From the Washington Star.
PROTEST BRINGS RESULTS
President Miller of Burlington
Promises Some Concessions.
BETTER SERVICE IS IN SIGHT
No. 1 to nun Thronieh Oinalin Cun
neetlon with Aaliland Cut-Oft 1
Promised, aa Well as IVerr
t fthoiiptna; Train.
The trip of tho business men of Omaha
to Chicago- to complain to the Hurling
ton head officials ot the treatment that
Omaha has been receiving at the haudi
of that road has had tho result of secur
ing renewal of promises made years ago
and never fulfilled.
It waa announced yesterday that three
concessions had been made. In the
first place, train No. 1, from Chicago to
Denver, which for twenty years has
been making a short cut from Pa
cific Junction to Ashland, via Platts
mouth, will hereafter pass through
Omaha and stop here.
A new shoppers train from out In tlto
itato Is also announced. This train will
start from Hastings somo time in the
morning and arrive at Omaha about
noon.
Darius Miller, president of the Bur
lington, also assured tho commlttco of
Omaha business men that his road
would construct an Omaha connection
with the Ashland cut-off and open It
for business during 1914.
Pills It In Wrllln-.
After the conference DarluH Miller,
president of the Rurllngton, sent the
following letter to C. II. Pickens, chair
man of the special committee which went
to Chicago, composed of Word M. Bur
gess, John 8. Brady, T. C. Byrne, M. C.
Peters, C. C. Belden, J. Clarke Colt,
Luther Drake, W. It. Ilucholz and J. M.
Guild, commissioner of tho Commercial
club.
"After conference today with yourself
and members of tho special committee of
the Commercial club of Omaha, It will
bo understood that we will construct
the Omaha cut-off with the Ashland line
and open same for business during tho
year 1914. This has alwayB been a part
of tho original plan, as stated some years
ago, and wo will now proceed with tho
necessary engineering work so that con
struction and completion of the cut-off
wJl ba accomplished by ithe tlmo stated.
"After considering your suggestions we
will also arrange to run our passenger
train No. 1 via Omaha and will tako tip
at once with your committee and. others
interested all questions referred to re
garding the Improvement ot operating
conditions in freight and passenger train
schedules affecting Omaha business In
terests. I have already stated to Mr.
George E. Hayeretlck, president of the
Commercial club, by letter that the
. change which wo contemplato in refer
ence to our auditing work at Omaha Is
a necessary step for tho Improvement of
efficiency In our methods, but that this
rhanga does not Involve the removal of
our headquarters from Omaha nor the
transfer or chance In authority ot any
of the officers there whose duties bring
them Into contact with the public. The
treasury department will remain at
Omaha. I feci certain that theso matters
will all be reasonably adjusted to your
satisfaction.
"In this connection it will also be of
Interest to your commlttco to know that
wo ore proposing this year to complete
the Powder River line In Wyoming, hav
ing already during the last five years.
Including work now under contract, ex
pended for these and other Improvements
In Wyoming something In excess of IS,
CO0.0OO. These improvements, we think,
will he of substantial benefit to your in
terests. "I beg to assure you that I appreclata
the conference which I bate had with
Continued gn Pk Fve.)
No Landing Place
Hotel Workers in
New York City
Vote to Strike
NEW YORIC, Jan. 18.-A strike ballot
taken by members of the International
Hotel Workers' union lait night resulledj
in J.W3 (lay workers voting unanimously
lu favor.of a goiernl strike. It was .an
nounced that tho order, calllnfe- out? tho
workers In hotels nil over the city could
not boMssucd until the result of tho night
workers' ballot, which began at midnight,
became known. Strike leaders claim to
have extended their organization to In
clude even tho hotel chambermaids und
scrubwomen.
Night working waiters, numbering
about 3.000 voted today In ratification of
a general strike In Greater New York, aa
decided upon last night by their day
working fellows. leaders Bay the strike
will begin within twenty-four hours.
Tho strike Is to be conducted by tho
International Hotel Workers' union and
Industrial Workers of the World, and will
Involve between 12,000 and 15,000 men.
Arturo tilovannlttt and Elizabeth Flynn,
orgnnlzcrs for tho Industrial Workers,
were the chief speakers at today's moot
ing. Castro's Appeal is
in Hands of Nagel
WASHINGTON, Jan. lS.-Oeneral Clp
rlano Castro's appeal from tho decision
of tho New York Immigration authorities
barring him from tho United States was
received today by Secretary Nagel, who
will glvo It Immediate consideration.
Tile i-cretary will take up first the
decision of the special board ot Inquiry,
which held that Castro's refusal to
answer questions relating to the assassi
nation ot General Paredes In Venezuela
amounted to anTidmlsslon of the com
mission of crime Involving moral turpi
tudo or an abstraction to tho legitimate
offorta of administrative offices to ascer
tain facts to determine his right tp enter.
In a similar case, several months ago
In which an Auatrian refused to answer
questions regarding a bank robbery with
which he was said to have been con
nected, Secretary Nagel sustained such a
ruling. Tho case went to the courts, but
waa decided In tho government's favor
on another point.
It Is expected Castro's case will reach
the courts and the far-reaching- questions
will bo decided judicially for the first
time.
FORMER NEBRASKA WOMAN
AIDS SUFFRAGE PAGEANT
fFronMi Btaff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jin. 16. (Special Tele
tram.) A former Nebraska woman, Mrs.
J. D. Webster, who Is the wlfo cf J. D.
Webster, former city Attorney of Lin
coln, is taking a prominent part In the
management of the suffrage pageant to
be held here the day- before inauguration.
Mrs. Webster is a physician and used to
practice in Nebraska. She is In chargo
of the physicians' portion of the pageant'
and lias arranged for an automobile sec
tion exclusively for physicians In the
parade.
The board of construction In the Treas
ury department has approved a contract
for the Fall Rlvar Quarries company of
Hot Springs,. B. D., for sandstone to be
used In the oroctton of public buildings
at Rapid City, 8. D. Representative Mar
tin of South Dakota has been looking out
for the South Dakota stone firms to en
able them to secure an opportunity to bid
on publlo buildings, but found that in the
Rapid City building only bids for lime
atone had been asked for, which Is not
produced In South Dakota. After taking
the matter up, with the tteaaury officials,
the Hodtb Dakota firm was given a
chance to bTjl, with, the above rctfult.
CHARGES OFJROSS FRAUDS
Committee Reports on Conditions on
White Earth Reservation.
LAND IS ILLEGALLY ALLOTTED
llest nnd Moil Vi1uulil Tracts .of
limber Are Secured lijr Lumber
' Cnmimnleft Tndlnn A Bent
In Censured.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.-ChargcH ot
gross frauds against tho Indians on the
White Karth reservation In Minnesota,
that their physical condition is pitiful
nnd that Major James McLaughlin, In
dian Inspector, did not properly guard
tho Indians' interests lu tho allotment of
lauds, wero mado to tho houso today
In a report fby tho commltteo on expen
ditures In the Interior department. It
recommondod that some romcdy bo found
by congress for tho present "anomalous
situation" by which tho commissioner ot
Indian affairs has complete control over
property worth 1,000,000,000 belonging to
Indians of the various tribes lu the
United States.
Tho report declares tho Chtppewaa and
other Indians were defrauded of large
sums In tho sale of lauds and standing
timber on tho Whlto Bnrth reservation.
A sale lu WOO, the committee "finds
from undisputed authority," waa fraud
ulent In ,tho details of Its accomplish
ment. The committee further charges
that "fraudulent partiality" was shown
by Simon Mlchelet, Indian allotlng agent,
In allotlng the Indian timber under tho
law of 1D05.
"The best and most valuable pine al
lotments fell Into the hands ot thoso
whu Intended In advance to reserve
them," says the report.
Lumber Cooipunlrs In Control.
Inveslgatlons following tlicce acle,
tho committee says, results In the send
ing out ot an Indian agent, Thomas
Downs, who "found the proceedings par
tial, unfair and unjust." Thereupon tho
paid agents of the lumber companies,
who claimed rights themselves as In
dians and who would bo beneficiaries of
tho allotment fraud, remonstrated to the
Interior department for tho setting asido
ot the proceedings."
Tho report declares that Major Jamea
McUiughlln, the second agent sent out,
refused to allow the full blood Indians
to send out runners to bring In the people;
mado false reports as to the number of
full bloods present and gave no adoquato
notice to the Indians of tho mass meet
ing at which tho question came up, which
"In effect, was u council ot lumber com
panies." Tho action of former Commissioner
Francis IS. Leupp was condemned on the
ground that ho prevented a full state
ment ot the Indian complaints to Presl
dent Roosevelt.
STATE AUDITOR HOWARD
REGULAR THIRTEEN MAN
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 16. (Special.) -The
number thirteen has no terrors for Aud
itor Howard. In fact ho is a thirteen
man und on that date has occurred most
of the Important ovents of his life. For
Instance he was married on the 13th.
"When he went on his wedding trip ha
and Mrs. Howard occupied berth No.
13; at their first and second atop they
occupied rooms No. 13, The couplswent
to housekeeping on tho IStlVt "tniias a
daughter born on the IJtb. '
The first application for insurance he
ever wrote waa written oh the 13th and
he went to work for the Legal Reserve
on tho 13th, and the first bond lie ever
signed aa state official was signed on
January IS and the bonds were issued by
his home village of Dundee. He moved
from Lincoln to Omaha pi) tjia 13th,
NORTON WOULD CUT
LIST OF EMPLOYES
TO ACTUAL NEEDS
Polk County Democrat Scares House
with Resolution Against
Pic Biting-.
ASKS ONLY ASSISTANTS NEEDED
Would Make Actual Qualifications
Basis of Job.
WATER POWER COMES TO FRONT
Speaker Kcllcy Appoints Committee
to Probe Situation,
GOVERNOR MAKES AM INQUIRY
Anxious to Knurr Whether 111a An
pnlntment to llnnrd of Control
Will .Meet Approval of
Senrttc.
(From a Staff Correspondout.)
LINCOLN, Jan. l.-(8pecla1.) Norton
of Polk Is anxious that this housn ot rep
resentatives make n record for economy
In the matter ot the employment of help.
To this end ho Introduced a resolution
this morning providing that no employo
be put to work untesn the services were
actually needed. Several members at onco
onetcred a vigorous protest and the reso
lution went over until tomorrow. Tho
resolution Is an follows:
"Whereas, There has been much waato
and extravaganco In the past lu the mat
ter of legislative employes; at each ses
slon many persons have been placed upon
the payroll purely for political reasonn
and not because there was need of their
service or special equipment on their
part for psrformlng tho work, and
"Whereas, Pending the enactment of
a clyll service low In Nebraska, which
shall secure trained and skilled persons
only for these publlo positions, and em
ploy them only as required for tho
transaction of bustnrss and without re
gard to political campaign services, and,
I.nat Semilon'a Record.
"WhereuB, There worn employed In tt-o
houso during the thlrty-Recond session, as
shown by House Journal for 1911, page U
employes aa follows!
Custodians and assistant cuBtodtfnis.... 14
Pages and messengers
Anslstnlit Janitor
Posters
Nlnht watch 4
Day watch t
Mall carriers t -
Dmr and gallery keepers ..,
HngTosslng clerks
fllll clerks
Journal clerks
Clerks,
Oopjlnts
Hten"KTaphers
PntofrcaderH t :":'
Subsequently added, about
a
iieea 1.
1
...77..- 1
n
3
7
a
......... a
........
.. 7
!.'.'.".".'." 5
vniT
Grand total 8,1
"Whereas, Corrnspohdcncn with the
ptate of Wisconsin, whero employes aro
elected by incaiis of blvll aervlce, dls-
closes tho followlue: '. -jfl.
Total number of esnployemjn thesenato .
Total number of rmployca'ln tho houso W
Total "
Number senatois In Wisconsin Bermte. aa
No. representatives In Wb-eonaln house.1
"Therefore, Bo It Uesolvod, That It l
tho sense of this thouse, first, that th
number or employes should be limited to
tho actual requirements, to the end that
no one "he employed unless his or her
service is absolutely necessary to facili
tate the worlt of tho house. Second, that
thu persona employed should be assogncd
to the various gnds ef work for which
they orpartlcuUrly well tjuallflcd. Ami
no person should le employed until that
porson qualifications aro known.. Third,
that the number employed during the
present session should be lers than what
haa been employeed during tho previous
session of the legislature.
"And Ho It Further Resolved, That tha
committee on employes bo requested to
sumblt to this house, a complete report,
containing tho natno of those employed,
atul Indicating the kind of work that ea h
ono Is expected to perform."
R. 11. Howell of Omaha was here today
conferring with members of tho legisla
ture. Ho discussed water power sites wltU
McAllister and It Is supposede discussed
the Omaha Water Board bill with others.
This bill, which waa Introduced in tho
senato will bo fought by some ot the
houso delegation from Omaha.
During a short session ot the houso this
morning Speaker Kelley appointed tho
following committee to investigate tho
application for water power sites and to
draft a law In accordance with the reso
lution introduced yesterday by McAllister
of Dakota. Tho committee Is as follows-
McAllister! chairman: Trumblo of Sher
man, Anderson of Boyd, Rclsohe of
Dawes. Hardin of Harlln. Stebblus of
Dawson and Corbln of Johnson.
Nlute Fnlr lllll.
Twenty bills were Introduced anion k
them being one by Leo of Douglas appro-,
prlatlng 1100,00) tor state fair buildings
and $8,000 for new ground at the statu
fair Bite. Sugarman of Douglas Introduced
several bills cutting down the punishment
for carrying concealed weapons to 1100
WHERE TO FIND
WHAT YOU WANT
Want anything? A
man or woman employe,
a job, a bargain, a
partner in business, a
chance to invest, want
to buy or sell or rent?
Go to the Natural mar
ket the Want Ad col
unms of Tho Bee. You
will find what you want.
There you will bo given
tho widest selection, tho
highest quality' tho
best of overy bargain.
Try, aud bd convinced.
Tyler J000

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