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H I State Fund Scandal Will Defeat Him Article in Salt Lake Tribune
Hj Points Out the Weakness of the Excuses Offered by the
Hl Governor and State Treasurer for Mishandling
H the Funds of the State.
H The following Is reproduced from ,
H this morning's Tribune:
H The semi-annual report of the state
M auditor, published in July of this
H year, showed two and one-half niil-
H lions of dollars of state funds on
H hand.
H Part of this amount is in the cus-
M tody of the state land board, upon
M whose official transactions the public
H has sought for light in vain.
H Two Republican stnte senates re-
M jeeted these appointees of Governor
M Spry, who calmly waited until the
H legislature adjourned and named
H them anyhow.
H Petitions and protests from all over
H tbo state have been sent to His Ex-
H cellency asking that other Republi-
H cans be named on that board. But
H the governor is as well satisfied with)
fl the personel of the state land board'
H as he is with the state treasurer.
M What is the state land board doing
M with the millions of dollars in Its
M control? The state treasurer has told
H us that his other funds, amounting to
H n million and a half, are on deposit
H in n few selected banks.
H He acknowledges thai one-third of
H the whole sum is on deposit in a
H bank in which he is an executive of-
H fFcer and the governor is a director.
H "Under the law the state treasurer
Hj lias no right to succeed himself So
H Mr Kittson will have to relinquish
1 control of th0, state tfuncls. Will he?
H ot 1L theJRepublican state ticket
H is'-succcssfulHcMs now-a.' candidate
M forsecretTneito statoahd 'support-
H luff an amendrneiu to the state con-
B Btitution which proposes to leave the
1 disposition of the state funds to the
H ' state bo3rd of examiners.
1 The state board of examinars is
H composed of the governor, secretary
H of state and attorney general.
H As an officer in the bank In which
1 tbG governor Is a director, the bank
m v.-hich has the free use of more than
H a half million of state dollars, he
j ought to have some influence with
B the state board of examiners
H He and the governor, both officials
of this bank, ought to be nble to se-
m cure a continuation of the valuable
H "' i
.service which their bank has enjoyed
I In the past
At least a majority of the state
board of examiners should approve
of any plan they suggest.
But the voter who Imagines that
this proposed amendment says one
word about the collection of Interest
from banks is a fit subject for bunko
The proposed amendment doesn't
mention interest, or offer any other
plan than the one now In force
Bonds and the Bankers.
We are told by state officials that
bonds amounting to $5Gu,000 were is
sued last year, although the state aud
itor's report indicates that there must
have been at least one, perhapB two,
millions on hand when the bond is
sue was authorized.
Then why should the Mate tond
and borrow" S5U0,000 from the bank
ers? Is there any legitimate excuse
for such financiering?
Is there any excuse, in fact, .savo
that the bankers wanted a little anore
state money? Ixst us see
The banks which were using state
funds purchased these bonds.
The banks took state money and
loaned it to the state on these bonds
at I per cent per annum.
The state borrowed Its own money
and now pays the banks 4 per cent a
year for the use of its own money.
Yet the men who engineered this
bit of fancy financiering are now ask
ing for an Indorsement of their bus
iness ya'lminjstratioii !
These bonds are mortgages on the,
people's property They are a lien
upon every taxpayer's home. They l
have to be paid together with tho in
terest they draw The banks get thin
Interest although It was not their
money which they loaned. The tax
payers of Utah pay this interesl al
though the money is their own.
Which System lo Bent?
Although the state treasurer says
that he has made money for the state
under the present system, he declare
that he favors a law compelling futun
state treasurers to obtain interest on1
this money.
If the present system Is satisfactory
In making money for the state, why
And, although the governor tries to
show that the policy of charging the
banks Interest on public moneys they
use has not been satisfactory where
tried, he nevertheless declares for the
new plan.
Having proved that a system is bad.
he approves of It. Having stated that
another system is good, he rejects it
We are told that hope for a chango
lies in tho proposed amendment to the
state constitution
Section 17, Article VII., Is to be
amended so as to read as follows:
"J7. The auditor shall be auditor
of public accounts. The public mon
eys shall be deposited bj the treas
urer, under the supervision of -the
board of examiners, and as provided
by law."
That is all there Is to It It pro
vides for nothing except the continued
control of the state funds by two well
known bank officials.
Concerning Official Bonds.
The state treasurer bays he Is at
the mercy of the banks because no
surety company will go his bond and'
he quotes "Wesley K. King as saying
As a matter of fact Mr King has
not hesitntcd to solicit heavier bonds,
under the same state laws, but where
business methods arc followed.
He secured a bond for the city
treasurer of Salt I -alee City, higher
than that of the state treasurer.
The cltv treasurer requires interest
on deposits His bond costs only
$1,000 per year.
The cltv's earnings are not large
hecauso the surplus Is small, but If
the cltr had the $2,000,000 the stato
has on deposit it would be rece iving
S40.000 per year, and the risk to
bondsmen would not be increased a
penny's worth.
The city treasurer and the state
treasurer operate under exactly the
same law, and the same moral obli
gation. Hero is what Manager Wesley E.
King, of tho American Surety Co., of
New York, has written to City Treas
urer Frank ftodbe, under dato of Sep
tember ft. 1912:
i "It ghes me a great deal of pleas
, urc to advise you that our auditor,
Mr. H. .1 Douglas, advised me after
going through your books and ac
counts, that ho fou n '1 them in Just n
little better shape than that of an
other treasurer whoso offico he ever
Tbo state treasurer's bond Is
' r City treasurer's
bond is SSnO.OOO
The bond of the state treasurer, on
the lowest rate for the monev the
banks got for nothing, co?ts the tax
payers of tho state $10 000 00 per
! year.
The bond of the city treasurer, a
I I Grand Closing 1
I I Democratic HaSlyf!
I I Saturday Evening Nov, 2 I
H ! Armory Building Headqua ters 1
: I 24th St. 7:30 p 2362 Wash. 8:00 1
I I Hon. Wm, M. King 1
I I Hoil C. C. Ridiarcls ij
1 Hon. Cornelius A. Boyd I
M I 1 &d8n Ciy band and WOson-Marshall Male Quartette will fur- 1
M "ish the music. ' 13
M M JudS'e King will open Armory meeting followed by Mr. Rich- N
M H ards and Mr. Boyd. M
B 1 Mr" Byd Wil1 Pen Head(iu'arter,s Meeting followed by Judge
H ( H A special message direct from Woodrow Wilson will be read H
H ! H at each meetin by Mr. Boyd. EVERYBODY COME. S
surety bond, costs the taxpayers of
the cltv $1,000 per year.
Under the proposed amendment,
under any plan suggested, how can
tho stato treasurer bo released from
the clutches or the bankers'7
No amendment proposed, nor no
law advocated by the governor and
Btate treasurer changes the situation
in the least in reference to official
bonds If tho stato treasurer cannot
give a surety bond now ho cannot
under any legislation proposed.
Moral Obligations Sufficient.
Are the taxpayers afraid of the
disclosures made possible only by a
change of administration?
The favored bankers dread a
change and the officials aro qulto
desperate 1 their efforts to pi event
Aro the taxpayors of Utah going to
invest In a little more political saw
dust and keep quiet for another four
Turn on tho searchlight.
- oo
Labor Leader Denied
Opportunity to Make
Statement to Court
Salem, MasB . Nov. 2. Joseph Ettor
leador of tho Lawrence textile work
ers last winter, who with Arturo Glo
vannltti and Joseph Caruso is on trial
here, charged with responsibility for
the murder of Anna Lopizzo. sought tc
make a personal statement to tho
court yesterday just before opening
remarks for the defense began.
Ills request was don'ed. The couit
previously declined to rule on a mo
tion to take 'the case from the jurv
but granted to defendant's counsel t
right to renew it "when the testimonv
is concluded.
When court convened after lunch
eon yesterday Mahoney. personal
counsel for Ettor. announced that E
tor asked the privilege of addressing
the court.
1 don't care to hear from him at
this time," said Judge Qulnn Coun
sel will proceed."
An exception was taken to the rul
ing on tho ground that It denied tho
defendant "his constitutional right to
oxplain his desire to have his per
sonal counsel address the jury in his
behalf "
In outlining the defense of Ettor
and Glovannitti, Attorney Peters said
ho would provo that throughout the
strike tho defendants counselled
against violence and on several occa
sions prevented violence. He said
testimony would be given to show that
tho mill owners incited trouble to dis
credit the strikers and that private
detective hired by the mill owneis
were arrested for committing depre
dations and afterward wore released
when the police learned their Identity.
Both Ettor and Glovannitti, ho an
nounced, would tako the stand and
brand as falsehoods the testimony giv
en against them by private detectives
Glovannitti, he added, would denv
absolutely the spoecli attributed to
him, In which he was quoted as hav
ng advised the strikers to ":rowl
like wild animals at night, seeking the
blood of the scabs "
Mr. Syke. outlining Caruso's ca3e
said hio dofense will be an alibi, his
wife, a friend and other witnesses
being ready to testify that at the time
of the riot Caruso was at home eat
ing supper.
The first witness for tho defense
will take the stand today. Nearly 200
names aro on the list of probable wit
nesses to bo called
Carnegie Hero Commis
sion Makes Public List
of New Awards .
Pittsburg, Nov 2. The Carnogle
hero fund commission last night an
nounced a further list of awards for
heroic acts . Tho last list was made
public April 2G. The list, with medal
awarded, etc., in part follows.
William B. Hutton, bronze medal
and $1,000 toward purchase of home.
Hutton, foreman, helped to save Wil
liam Porter, stockman, and attempted
to save John Rykmnjis, foreman, and
Mike Lewickl, laborer, from suffoca
tion. Los Angeles. Cal , August 30,
George A. Blitoh, bionze medal and
fl.000 toward purchase of farm.
Blitch, a laborer, saved John 11. North
cult from suffocation, Palo Pinto,
Tex., August 19, 1900.
Thomas J. Gibbons, brouze medal
and $1,000 as needed. Gibbons, si pit
motorman, assisted In an attempt o
save Robert M, Meek, miner, and Ed
win A. Sutton, assistant superintend
ent, fiom suffocation, Cokodale, Colo , i
February 10, 1911.
Richard A. Mardlss, silver medal and
$1,000 as needed. Mnrdlss, faun hand,
attempted, to save Charles A Hill from
suffocation, Nuco, Ariz., Juno 17, J 90S.
II. Frank Flzor, silver medal and
$1,000 as needed. FIzer, motorman.
saved Thomas Bowen, foreman, and
seven other men from a cave-In in a
tunnel, Santa Barbara, Cal , April 7.
1912. FIzer discovered that a cave-In
which would cause water to back to
tho face of the workings, was immi
nent two miles from the entrance. In
order to varn the other mon ho waded
back in the tunnel a distance of over
:,400 feet, through water from 12 to
20 Inches deep. All escaped. i
Edward W. Hargott, Sr., bronze
medal and $1,000 as needed. Hargett,
a restaurant -proprietor, attempted to
rescue Nora N. HIgdon and Anna E.
Wellborn from n runaway, Gloho,
Ariz March C. 1908.
Percy Walker, docoased, silver med
al to widow an' pension of $50 a month
with $5 a month additional for each of
two children until each reaches age or
16 Walker, a hotel proprietor, died
while attempting to have Abram B
Ilf-nrlkson, an automobile agent, from
drouning. Keen Camp, Cal, February
29. 1912
George W T Snare, bronze medal
I Snare attempted to save Percy Walk
i er from drowning, Keen Camp, Cal
Fobruaiy 29. 1912.
Tho commission announced that It
had given $15,000 to assist the local
committee at MacCurLiin. Okla., lu
caring for the forty-eight widows and
13G child) en who were dependent up
on the 73 miners killed In an explo
sion at that place Ian April and $10,
1 000 to assist the committee at Jed.
West Virginia, in caring for the 39
widows and SI chlldron dependent on
the $2 men killed In the mine explo
sion there last March
Conway Woman Relates
How Her Husband
Killed Sophia Singer
Chicago, Nov 2. An ordeal of more
than 24 hours of questioning broko
down the self-possos3lon of Beatrice
RIall Conway and hjsterical admis
sions made by tho woman here yes
terday aro said by the police to clear
up the mystery of tho murder of So
phia G. Singer, the Baltimore actress.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Conway
made a statement to the police. The
story given out as told by the wom
an is that Conway, the circus clown
and acrobat; his wife, the former
"queen of burlesque," were penniless
In Chicago, where they had been in
vited as gnests of the murdered wom
an. Mi&s Singer taunted thorn with their
helplessness, according to the alleg
ed confession, and suggested that Mrs.
Conway make some money in an im
moral way.' Enraged by the proposal,
Conway knocked tho woman down,
gagged her and robbed her, it con
tinues, and the pair, not knowing that
Miss Singer was dead, fled from the
city with $4S, which they took from
her effects, and two suits of clothing
belonging to W. R. Worthen, Miss
Singer's fiance.
Tho statement made public by the
police as the formal confession of
Mrs. Conway In part follows:
"Sophia invited us to come to Chi
cago. We took a suite of three rooms
for light housekeeping My husband
and I occupied one of the bed rooms
and Miss Singer and Worthen, her fi
ance, occupied the other. We were
out of money and Sophia know this
before we came to Chicago. On the
night of the killing we had dinner to
gether and Worthen went out. Sophia
went out to post a letter and came
back after a while with her shoes
wet She took them off and was
in her stocking feet about to change
them. We had quarreled a little
about the expenses which Sophia was
"Sophia said we were not doing
anything to got money. She said 6he .
had met a ilch old man and wanted I
me to go onut with her to moot him ,
and another man Con' was furious i
at this. He said I did not have to
make money that way. I was wash
ing dishes at the sink. I heard a j
fall 1 went Into the bed room and
Sophia was lying there. Ms husband
said to roe: 'Hcny; Ws get our
things ami get out bofjre Rhc gets
conscious. We did not know she
was dead. 'Con' never meant to kill
her" l
A witness who will ue able to throw j
much light on the occurrences In the i
suite occupied b. tho Conways, Miss
Singer and Worthen on the night of
the murder Is bought by the police
The missing witness is a tinvGling
man. The man was lu an adjoining
room and heard the struggle, It was ,
reported to the )KUce, but h fled
from Ihe city to avoid being called
in connection with tho case.
no -
Colonel Makes Answer
to Speech of Wilson
Long Cheering
New York, Npv. 2 Colonel Theo
dore Roosevelt for the second time In
three days last night addressed an
Immense audience In Madison Square
There had preceded him to tho gar
iden through the medium of Comptrol
ler Prendergast. chairman of tho
meeting, a request that no effort bo
made by the crowd to cheer him be
jond the limit of time accorded
Thursday night in the sarao hall to
Governor Wilson
'When ColonelRopsovelt raises his
left hand." said Mr!" Prendergast, "he
asks jou to permit him to proceed
with his speech, because he deslre.i a
record next Tuesday In the voting
rather than a record tonight in the
duration of the cheers.-'
Colonel Roosevelt w-as wildly cheer
ed as he forced his way to the front
of the platform and waved a welcome
to all parts of the hall.
It was twenty-five minutes before
his uplifted hand brougnt tho cheering
to an end. After it had gone on for
twenty minutes he raised his arm. but
the crowd renewed Its cheers and he
dropped the arm to his side.
Again he mad tho gesture but an
enthusiast unfurled a bandana fiom
the gallery and the crowd was in an
When he could finally make hlmspL'
heard the colonel, declaring that he
spoke in behalf of tho Progressive
state and local tickets of Now York
talked for over an hour, his voice
strong and his strength apparently un
impaired by the effort.
"Friends, I wish you to remember
that this Is no ephemeral or tempo
rary movement," he said.
"We have gone into this movement
making our appeal to all good citizens
without regard to their past party af
filiations, and with tho resolute in
tention to make this a permanent
movement, and a movement that shall
real not merelv with national but with
state and local affairs.
"For, mind you, friends, the evils that
affect our people are evils which can
not bo dealt with by any one branch
of the government alone,
"We can grapple with them only
when the national and state and mu
nicipal government alike are in the
hands of men whose honesty Js above
reproach and who know and understand
and sympathize with the needs of the
plain peoplo of the country "
Excellent Evidence.
A witness at Shoredltch (England),
asked vrhy he had borrowed a certain
pencil from the plaintiff, replied: "To
sign that document." "But It is sl&
ed in ink," said his honor "Then I
couldn't have had tho pencil," replied
the witness.
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