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Batli, S. i., Fem. 28.—Hon. W. S.
Glass addressed a political meeting
at this place tonight. Because of
the fact that the meeting had been
pooi-ly advertised the meeting was
not as large as it should have (been
under more favorable conditions. Mr.
Glass was given the best attention
•by those present, as his address was
very clear and concise statements of
the political issues of the day. He
turned the tables entirely* upon Bill
of Bath, who has been crying high
taxes, by showing the increase in tax
es on his quarter section of land for
state purposes to foe Dut 85 cents
while the increase in his county tax
es or taxes for other purposes than
state taxes alone this year are ovet
Mr. Glass opened his remarks by
referring to the endorsement of Sec
retary Taft by the insurgents. .He
"In September the insurgents,
through the Roosevelt Republican
league at Huron declared in favor of
Roosevelt for president for a second
elective term. The insurgents of the
state had no second choice as long
as Roosevelt was in the fight. But
afterwards when Roosevelt declared
that he would not ibe a candidate or
accept the nomination under any cir
cumstances then the insurgents
through the "Roosevglt Republican
league declared for William H. Taft
for president, unconditionally, with
out any second choice. The insur
gent- republicans do not have second
choice candidates."
Insurgents Made Promises Good
Mr. Glass then described the con
dition of the republican party in this
state, how it is divided .into two fac
tions, the insurgents and the stal
warts. The insurgents, in control
of the state convention, declared in
favor of certain state-wide policies
and promised the .people of the state
to chrystallize the policies so declar
ed for in.to the form of law and write
.the same upon th,e statute hooks of
the state, as a part of the statutory
law of this commonwealth. He
showed that the legislature carried
out all the promises and pledges made
,by the last state republican conven
||tion and in addition to those acts
Jpassed many more of great benefit
,lfj5jtb the people of the state, such as
the fellow servant law, the laws giv
?#|ing farmers who live along railroad
|Tin.es a chance to recover from rail
road companies a compensation, for
stock killed and also an opportunity
to recover for losses sustained 'by
fires, set by railroad companies in
operating their trains or otherwise,
that the railroad companies are now
compelled to pay a, reasonable damage
for losess sustained or pay double
.damages in the event the farmer was
compelled to bring action, also laws
of benefit to the employees of rail
road companies and taws establishing
a two and a half cent maximum pas
senger rate and providing for the phy
steal valuation of railroad property
and law authorizing and empowering
the state iboard of assessment to place
upon the tax rolls of the state large
bodies of railroad property generally
known as terminal property which
•had escaped taxation, in any form
•since statehood.
Railroads Pay Heavy Taxes Now
Mr. Glass said that the last year
of the stalwart administration the
entire railroad systems or the state
paid taxes for state purposes only
about $29,000, that during the first
year of the insurgent administration
the same roads would pay on the
Discusses Taxation With the f? rmers of-Bath
Township and Shatters th Correspond
ence of Bill of Bath to PivTs 'S—Clear
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and Concise Speec 4.
for state purposes only
about $93,000, an increase of about
Bill of Bath's Quarter.
(Mr. Glass stated that a quarter
seotlon of land owned by Bill of Bath
and described as follows: S. B. 1-4 of
7-123-62, paid as a legitimate In
crease on this quarter section for
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state purposes julsum of 85 cents
that the entire increase on this quar
ter section for state purposes for the
year 1907 over that of 1906 was
$7.97, that three items entered into
this increase, of taxation for state
purposes. First was the 1 mill defi
ciency levy, which amounted to $1.88,
second the twine plant levy which
amounted to $2.34, the deficiency
levy amounting to $4.22, which taken
from the increase in state tax of$5.07
leaves the third item of 85 cents only
The deficiency levy was made to pay
the indebtedness handed down to the
insurgent administration by the last
stalwart administration and the
twine plant levy was made to pay for
the equipment of the twine plant at
the state penieniary a sordered by the
voters of the state at the general
election in 1906. The insurgent ad
•ministration found this deficiency
I and also found that the voters of the
state had ordered about $320,000 to
toe raised by taxation for the purpose
of ecpiping the twine plant. The
state administration, finding these
items on record at Pierre, had to raise
the money for their payment ami
made these levies for that purpose.
The total tax for all purposes
which this quarter section had to
pay for the year 1906 was $33.35 and
the total tax which this quarter sec
tion will pay for the year 1907 is
$48 44, making an Increase- on"' this
quarter section for the year 1907 over
that of 1907 of $15.12. $7.97 of this
increase Is for a state tax of 1907.
Taking this state tax from the full
amount of the inciease of taxation
for the year 1907 we have the sum
of $7.15 and this amount is for coun
ty purposes, or purposes other than
state purposes.' This shows that the
larger part of the increase of taxation
for the year 1907 is for purposes oth
er than state purposes and that the
state administration or the state as
sessment board has nothing to do
with the levying of any taxes except
for state purposes. These figures
show that the legitimate increase of
state taxes levied against this quar
er section of land for the year 1907
is 8i5 cents only and that the increase
for county purposes and purposes oth
er than state .purposes is $7.15. This
destroys the stalwart theory that the
increase of taxation for the year 1907
is for state purposes only, and this
increase of taxation throughout the
state generally is the same as it is
in Brown county for county and mu
nicipal purposes, for which the state
board can not be blamed.
Mr. Glass also showed from the re
cords of Brown county tliat the taxes
for state purposes, eliminating the
twine plant levy for 1907 were high
er for the legislative year of 1903 by
a little more than $2,000 over that
of the legislative year of 1907 and
for 1905 it was a trfls xgore than $1,
000 over than of 19074,
:He further showed:
y::$ Where the Increase Comes In
That the taxes for township pur
poses in Brown county have increas
ed commencing with the year 1903
and are nearly $9,000 higher in 1907
than in 1903 and are more than $5,
000 higher than in 1905.
That the taxes in Brown county
for school purposes have increased
and in 1905 were nearly $20,000 high
er than in 1903, and In 1907 were
over $40,000 higher than in 1905 and
about $60,000 higher than in 1903.
That in the legislative year of
1903 te state taxes were about $197,
000 in the state at large higher than
for'the legislative year of 1907 and
hat 'the state taxes for the legisla
tive year of 1905 "for the state at
large was about $67,000 higher than
in 1907.
The expenditures for the year 1906
the last stalwart administration
were something like $817,000 and
the state tax levied by the stalwarts
administration for the year 1906 was
a little over
leaving a de-
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While Several Sections Were Amend­
ed by Committee No Great Changes
Made.—Further Amendment May
Come If Bill is Admitted to House.
—The ^Prgyi^ions of the Fowler
It is understood that the bill will
then be favorably reported to the
house, certain members reserving the
individual right to propose further
amendment on the floor.
The Fowler bill provides for the
retirement of all outstanding bonds
secured currency and the issuance of
currency based on the assets of na
tional banks, that is, gold-secured
currency. One of its chief features
is the provision for federal guaranty
of national bank depositors.
Submarines Eaulty
Representative Lilley, -of Connec
^iA^,4Rt|o^ul^9d :a$$S0flifipn calling
on the secretary of the navy to in
form the house of representatives of
the physical condition of the various
submarine torpedo boats owned by
the United States government, to
gether with full information of the
reports relating to^the performance
of each submarine,
thereto and thereon.
Mr. Lilley said, replying to a ques
tion as to the intent of his resolu
"I introduced it with the idea of
putting the house of representatives
in possession of the facts relating
to the submarine boats built for the
government by the Holland Boat com
pany and its successor, the Electric
Boat company.
"I am informed that a dozen or
so submarines purchased from the
Holland Boat company by the gov-,
ernment are practically all sick abed
—'broken down, tied up at wharves,
out of commission and that the Oc
topus, which oustripped its competit
or in the trials off Newport last year
is in such a state of delapidation that
acceptance by the navy' department
has 'beOTi ^refused
Postoffice Appropriation.
Washington, D. C., Feb. 28.—The
house committee on postal offices and
post roads voted yesterday to report
favorably the post office appropriation
bill. The bill as revised by the com
mittee carries a total of $220,765,
292, which is $8,674,199 more than
the appropriation for the current fis
cal year-
St. Petersburg, Feb. 28.-—The mil
itary court, sitting in the: fortress of
St. Peter and St. Paul under the pre
sidency of General Nlkiforoff, yester
day condemned to death seven terror
ists charged with complicity in the
attempt last week In this city upon
the lives of Grand Duke Nicholas Nl
cholaieyitch, second cousin of the em
peror, and M. Chtcheglovltoff, minis
ter of justice and sentenced three oth
ers to fifteen years' imprisonment.
Two women were "sentenced to
death and one to Imprisonment. The
prisoners acknowledge membership in
the social revolutionary body and ac
knowledged that a plot had been or
ganized to kill iM. Chtcheglovltoff,
but denied any intention to murder
the grand duke.
Washington, D. C., Feb 28—The
Fowler currency bill was adopted by
the house committee on banking yes
terday in practically the form in
which it was Introduced. Several of
the thirty nine sections of the bill
were amended by the committee vote
but no substantial changes were
Moire Joy Added to the Heart of the
Baseball Fan By Announcement
Yesterday of the National League
Dates—The Pitcher, By a New
Rule, Must Not Rub New Ball On
the Ground,
Like that of the American League,
the National season will open April
14, but will close one day earlier,
October 7th. Each club, however,
will play 154 gameB. The eastern
and western cluibB of the Nationalists
will open in their own territory,
Boston playing at Brooklyn, New
York at Philadelphia, Chicago at
Cincinnati, and Pittsburg at St.
Louis. W
The prerogative, previously held
only by the'pitcher, to soil the ball
before it is put into play,' received
it«agfeath thrust at jthg (hands ,$!.the
joint rules committee. As the rule
now stands, the pitcher may not rub
the ball on, the ground or on any por
tion of his clothing and may only
soil it with his hands.
It was decided also that "sacrifice
hits shall also be credited to a bats
man, who, when no one is out or
when but one man is out, hits, a by
ball that is caught, but results in a
run. being scored."
Republican State Central Committee
Instructs for Taft and Endorses
Roosevelt Policies. —Minneapolis
Gets April "and St. Paul July Con
vention. Jsffi
St Paul," Minn., Feb. 28.—At a
meeting of the republican state cen
tral committee yesterday afternoon
it was decided that the convention to
select delegates to the national con
ven.tlon should be held in Minnea
polis, April 16 th and that the conven
tion. for the nomination of state can
didates should be held In St. Paul on
July 1st.
Strong resolutions were adopted
•endorsing the policies of President
Roosevelt and that the various dis
tricts Instruct their delegates to vote
for. the nomination of W. H. Taft,
Missouri for Taft^l
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 28.—-(Resolu
tions favoring the Candidacy of Sec
retary William H. Taft for president
and commending the administration
of President Roosevelt were adopted
by the republican state convention
here yesterday. 'In addition Attorney
General Herbert S. Hadley was en
dorsed as the repuiblican nominee for
governor, Charles Nagel of St. Louis
was made the choice of the conven
tion for national committeeman and
four delegates to the national conven
tion and four alternates were selected
The delegates at large were instruct
ed-for Taft.-
Oakland, Cal.,#Feb. 28.—The track
record for one and one slnteenth mile
was broken by Rubric, the winner of
the handicap at Oakland yesterday.
It was a gruelling finish between
two choices, Stanley Fay and Rubric.
The iime was 1:45 1-5.
rnw York, Feb. 28.—Though the
winter's chill still hovers over the
cities where the game is played and
forty six days must elapse before
they will be able to enjoy their fav
orite pastime, baseball fans are able
at least to map out campaigns for
the coming season of the various
clubs in the two major leagues, for
following the action of the American
League Wednesday, the National
League yesterday made public its
•p. 1 ifejSti!
New York, Feb. 28.—Edward R.
Thomas and Orlando Thomas,
prominent financiers of extensive
ment of the funds of the Provident
Savings Life Insurance Society. The
against Orlando F. The offenses
charged a,re violations of the insur
ance laws and arev punishable by a
fine of $500 ra year's imprisonment
or both on each count,?%
In the first indictment E. R. Thom
as is accused of-unlawfully being per
cuniarily interested as a beneficiary
in. the loan from an insurance com
pany doing business in this state, of
which corporation he was then andl
there director.
This indictment deals with the loan
made by Thomas from the firm of
Thomas, Maclay & Company, stock
brokers. On April 2nd, 1907, Thomas
was a customer of the firm and In
debted on demand loans in large
Sums. At the same time the indict
ment alleges, Thomas, Maclay & Co.
were indebted to other financial in
stitutions the loans being secured'
with stpek and other securities of
Thomas, Maclay &> Cov ^nd of their
customers. VsjS
On the same day, April 2nd, 1907',
bank to the company, secured by se-,
curities similar to those put tip for
other loans. The indictment says:
"On that day the bank did then
and there demand of Thomas, Maclay
& Co., the payment of said loans and
Thomas, Maclay & Co., did not have
on that day $100,000 with which to
pay said loan, whereupon it became
necessary for Thomas, Maclay & Co.
either to borrow $100,000 with which
to pay the loan, or then and there
suspend business."
After the Hajniltdtf%Ole-
Verkhoturye, Perm, Russia, Feb.
28.—-The circuit court oi this town
yesterday meted out partial justice
to a Monk named Feodotog, whose
criminal and iniquitous life was re
vealed last fall, by sentencing him to
penal servitude for fifteen years.
Feodotog came to,Verhoturye about
two years ago and set up a shrine
in the neighboring forest where he
lived as a hermit. He soon attained
a great reputation for marvelous
cures and his little chapel in the soli
tude of the woods became the objec
tive for pilgrimages from all parts
of the province of Perm. The monk
enjoyed a great reputation for canc
tity but when the revelations came,
it was learned that his holy ways
and words were nothing but a cloak
tor robbery, murder and debauchery
of every kind The repeated disap
pearance of female pilgrims who visit
ed the monk's chapel finally attract
ed the attention of the authorities
and an investigation disclosed the
bodies of no lees than twenty victims
whom Feodotog had assaulted and
then buried in the cellar of his house
The charge that he had stolen sa
cramental vessels from monasteries
was established.
E. R. and Orlando Charged With Mis-Manage
ment of Funds of Provident IrisiMtlt
fompany«While They Were Directors
Both May Gp to
interests, were indicted yesterday on the Italian-American Trust company.
charges growing out 0$ their manage-j0n
Thomas (Maclay & Co., was indebted. loan to him of $100,000.
to the Hamilton bank for a loan on Orlando F. Thomas was also a cus
demand. of $100,000, made hy theitomer
/V .V.:Y •$!?:
manded payment of this particular-^
loan the Provident Savings Life As
surance society loaned $100,000 to*
s4111® day Thomas was a dlreo.f
or of tlie
indictmentB are three in number, two' Pecuniarily interested as a beneficiary
being against Edward R. and one'
Insurance company and
Indictment gays was unlawfully,
in the loan made
the Provident,
because Thomas knew that the^
failure of Thomas, Maclay & Co.,
would mean a decline in the price of
the securities put up by the firm as
collateral on loans^S-lt was agreed
that the loan made by the Provident
Life to the Italian American Trust
company should be turned over to
Thomas, Maclay & Co.., which was
done and the loans of the iHamilton
bank paid.
The second indictment accuses
Thomas of "unlawfully receiving a
valuable thing for procuring the loan
from the insurance company," in
which he wa sthen a director. This
happened on February 1st, 1907,
when the Provident ife loaned $30,
000 to the Union bank of Brooklyn
the loan being procured and recom
mended by Thomas. Five days before
that Thomas had received a loon of
$10.0,000 frona the Union bank.. The_
indictment-«ays that ^hoina^'«u?r e^
with the .tJn.ion bank to recommend 1
the loan on $30,000 to the bank by
the Provident Life and he carried
out his part of the contract and that
in consideration the bank made^a,
Thomas, Maclay & Co., and
according to the indictment, he had
granted several loans to the company
On March 8th, 1905, Thomas Maclay
& Co., owed the Hudson Trust com
pany $75,000, the. loan being payable
on demand. The trust company de
manded the payment of the loan but
Thomas, Maclay & Co. only had $25,
000. On March 7th, the Provident
Life of which O. F. Thomas was a
director, had loaned $50,000 to the
New Amsterdam National bank on
condition that the bank should lend
it to Thomas Maclay & Co. and on
the following day Thomas, Maclay
& Co. paid the loan of $75,000 to the
Hudson Trust company.
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'•St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 28.-—The jury
in the Ramsey county district court
last night found S. A. Philips, north
western manager and agent for the
Hancock company, which had charge
of the flotation of t&e capital stock,
of the Chicago-New York Electric
Air Line company, guilty of grand
larceny in the first degree. The ver
dict was returned at 10 o'clock.
The specific charge was that Phil
lips had embezzled $2,600 of the
fun funds of the Hancock company
which acting as its representative in
Minnesota, North Dakota and South
Noted Inventor Has Delicate Opera*
tion on Ear.
New York, Feb. 28.—Thomas A.
Edison'was operated upon for mas
toiditis last night at the .Manhattan
Bye, Ear and Throat hospital where
he has been a patient since Sunday,
when an abscess 1 nthe middle ear
was opened. Dr .Arthur Duel,
Who performed the operation last
night later stated, jthat the condition
of the Inventor was favorable and
led to the expectation of early re

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