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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 1914.
Of WEALTHY AREA
I.W.W. AGAIN NOISY
SCENES AT TOPPENISH
Take a Glimpse at the
New Fall Styles in Hart
Schaffner & Marx
fl r Shown in Our Third
OlOlRGS Street Windows
AT FEDERAL PROBE
New Acreage Coming Under
Irrigation Yearly and Whites
Are Replacing Indians.
Praise of Organization by Wit
ness, Who Derides Unions,
CORN GROWING IN FAVOR
CHEERS DISTURB HEARING
Shipbuilder at Seattle Session Says
City Officials Fear Labor "We
Are 'Nutty" Over Investiga
tions," Testifies Another.
SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 13. Disre
garding admonitions to remain quiet, a
crowd of L W. W, enthusiastic over
favorable comment on their organiza
tion, again interrupted the hearing of
the Federal Industrial Relations Com
mission today by cheering, applauding,
tamping their feet and pounding the
floor with umbrellas.
The testimony of J. V. Uerson, a
Seattle shipbuilder and foe of organ
lied labor, but not an I. W. W., caused
the demonstration. He had finished
telling how. coming from England as a
friend of union labor, he had been
forced by labor leaders in this country
Into an opposite attitude, when he was
asked his views on the L W. W.
Mayor Listed aa One Afraid.
"The contrast between the I. W. W.
and unions is tremendous," he said.
"The L W. W. has something above a
sordid, rotten existence. Its doctrines
are nearer to Almighty God than any
other political propaganda that I know
Mr. Patterson declared many Seattle
officials were afraid of the political
power of unions.
"Will you name one?" was asked.
"The Mavor." he replied.
Among his workers, he declared, are
many men who have lelt unions, m in
sisted that he paid higher wages than
the union scale provides.
T.nmhor ODerators. PaUl Page. of
Buckley: Neill Cooney, of Cosmopolis;
W. B. Mack, of Aberdeen, and W. J.
Rucker. of Everett, all testified that
the market for their products is in bad
The general trend of their testimony
In relation to social unrest was that
there is plenty of opportunity for the
man who wants to help himself and
that the Commission can be of little
service to other classes of labor.
"Nutty" od Subject. Sar One.
"He are going 'nutty' on this sub
ject." Mr. Mack said. "We have had
too many investigations. We have
bothered the patient too much. I think
things should be left a. one.
Mr. Rucker criticised the state indus
trial insurance law severely. He said
he used to have an understanding with
men that his company would not be re
sponsible for accidents and that as a
result he never paid a death claim.
Now, he testified, the Insurance will
cost his firm from $7000 to $10,000
RESERVISTS FLEE CANADA
Two Germans Kind Refuge in North
Yakima After Escape.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Aug. 13.
(Special.) Having fled from British
Columbia to escape arrest and deten
tion, Karl Dobberkau and Max Gath
mann, German reservists, reached
North Taklma Wednesday afternoon
from Seattle in search of employment.
They say other Germans in similar pre
dicament are to follow.
The two men went to British Colum
bia two years ago and took home
steads in the Nootka Sound district.
When war was declared between Ger
many and Russia they started to re
turn to Germany and were in Victoria
waiting for transportation when war
between Germany and England was de
clared. They were In the German Club
there when an attack was made on It
by a mob. On advice of their Consul
they left the country hastily to avoid
detention. They say German reservists
In the West will remain here waiting
Instructions from the German military
PHONE FRANCHISE ASKED
Several Applications Are Received
by Lewis Commissioners.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) The Lewis County Commission
ers have received petitions for numer
ous franchises to operate telephone and
power lines over county roads.
The Farmers' Independent Telephone
Association has been granted a fran
chise to operate over roads between
Mossy Rock and Chehalie.
The Little Kentucky Telephone Com
pany has applied for a franchise to
operate south from Toledo to the
county line, and the Military St Hill
Telephone Company for a franchise to
operate around Kapavine. September
10 has been set as the date of hearing
The Independent Electric Company, a
subsidiary of the Washington-Oregon
Corporation, has applied for a franchise
for a power line over the county road
from Winlock to the store of Cowlitt
Prairie and thence to Toledo.
MINER ROBBED AND SHOT
K. J. Anderson, of VaJdez. May Die
of Wound Inrilcted by Thug.
ELLENSBURG. Wash.. Aug. 13.
(Special.) Charles A. Anderson, mana
ger of the Standard Plumbing Com
pany, was notified today that his
brother, Elmer J. Anderson, a mining
man of Valdez. Alaska, was shot by a
highwayman in Seattle early this morn
ing and is not expected to live. Mr.
Anderson was waylaid on University
street near Fourth and was robbed of
$200 and a gold watch.
The Seattle report says Anderson
grappled with the footpad in attempt
ing to take the thug's pistol. Anderson,
after being wounded, shot at bis as
sailant three times without effect.
Man Ends Life Near Caetle Rock.
CENTRALIA, Wash., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) George Blaine committed sui
cide by drinking carbolic acid at the
Francis Jenkins place, near Castle
Rock, Tuesday afternoon. George
Stock, a prominent resident of Tuck
er and father-in-law of Blaine, said
the latter had been drinking two
weeks. A note was found near the
body in which Blaine said farewell
and that he was taking his life.
The native, of Western Australia, ac
cord In to a current writer, "after sorg
Ina themselves on the flesh of the kanga
roo, throw the bones over their shoulders
to their gins (i. -. wives), who pass them
on to the children."
NINE JURORS PICKED
Special Venire Ordered at Dal
las When Panel Exhausted.
DAVIS MURDER CASE IS ON
Jury Expected to Be Completed To
day and Testimony In Retrial,
Ordered by Supreme Court,
Will Be Started Monday.
DALLAS. Or., Aug. 13. (Special.)
The picking of the Jury in the Davis
murder case was commenced at 2
o'clock today and before 5 o'clock nine
Jurymen had been selected from the
regular panel, which was then ex
hausted, and a special venire was Is
sued. The remainder of the Jury prob
ably will be selected tomorrow.
It created considerable surprise here
that so little difficulty was experi
enced in securing Jurymen that knew
nothing about the merits of the case.
The taking of testimony will not
commence until Monday morning.
The Jurymen selected today were
Reason Brunk. Eola: Hiram Wood. In
dependence; George M. Brown. Dallas;
J. K. Neal, Buena vista; r. ti. urexier,
Independence; P. C. Lady, Willamlna;
B. F. Wells. Butler; E. A. Pagenkoff,
Lewlsvllle; W. D. Henry, Spring Val-
The prosecution is being conducted
by J. E. Sibley, District Attorney, as
sisted bv Oscar Hayter, special coun
sel. Walter L Tooze, Jr., represents
the defendant under appointment by
This is the second trial of this case,
th defendant being convicted of sec
ond degree murder in the former trial,
but a retrial was ordered by the Su
preme Court. The Davis case is the
last Jury case of the August term of
court. In the case of the state against
Wiley Williams, the verdict was ac
quittal. In the case of the state against
Arthur Serr a directed verdict of ac
SWISS ANSWER CALL
PE.VDLKTOM FARMERS TO ENLIST
IN ARMY OF DEFENSE.
Fred Boeniger Proves Paul Revere and
Gathers Compatriots for Serv
ice In Hour of Need.
PENDLETON. Or., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) An appeal to the Swiss of Uma
tilla County was received here from
Consul Albrecht Strieff. of Portland, by
Fred Boeniger, of this place, today,
and received a prompt response.
Boeniger raises hogs and is prosper
ous. He proved enthusiastic and called
upon all the Swiss for miles around to
accompany him. Tomorrow morning,
with several others, he will leave for
Portland, later to be Joined by 16 com
patriots who were unaDle to go with
There are about 100 Swiss in this
county and some of them are quite
wealthy. The ranchers And it a hard
sacrifice, especially during harvest
Some of them say they would rather
pay substitutes. They are afraid of
losinir citizenship here. However, all
are patriotic and declare that if there
is some way of their serving Switzer
land without losing American citizen
ship they may be counted in Switzer
land's last hour'of need.
Boeniger served in the Swiss Army.
Two others are prosperous Pendleton
Business men and property owners.
KNOWLES' TIME ENDING
NATURE MAN BEGINS LAST WEEK
OF LIFE IN WOODS.
Final Week to Be His Busiest, as He
Has Clothes to Make "Morri'
Operator to Snap Joe In Wilds.
KNOWLES CAMP, Klamath National
Forest. Aug. 13. (Special.) Joe
Knowles' last week in the woods will
be his busiest. He will not be forced
to pass much time in looking for food,
for his larder Is well stocked with
smoked venison and fish. Then there
is a tree In front of bis camp, where
the honey bees work all day and if
Knowles can overcome his reluctance
to disturb the little fellows and rob
them of their Summer's labor, he may
smoke them out and have a feast of
sweets. These things we know. Joe
may have other things in his store
house which he is saving.
This last week will be his supreme
effort along artistic lines. He has cut
a great slab "canvass" and has been
searching for materials with which to
paint or inlay a slashing big nature
picture. Knowles also has clothes to
make. He is making a suit with which
he expects to appear on the streets
of Portland. Since he caught his deer
the clothes problem is easier, although
he will not have enough hide to make
even a pair of chaps. Judging from
the size of the quarters sent Into
camp. Knowles' loom is working and
his fingers are weaving marvels out
of grass. The moccasins which he
wore around his belt a week ago were
received in camp worn to shreds. This
style of bark and grass footwear will
not last longer than two days on these
trails and it Is probable that Knowles
will make new moccasins of deer
hide. The natureman plans to come out
next Wednesday afternoon, the begin
ning of his 30th day. He may not be
seen in camp until Thursday morning.
Arrangements have been made to take
motion pictures of the camp life here,
then go into the woods to Knowles'
own camps and have the "movie" op
erator snap Knowles as he goes
through all his methods of making his
living In the woods.
DOUBLE CELEBRATION PLAN
Knowles Canse of
GRANTS PASS, Or., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Grants Pass is to have a big
double celebration here and at Wilder
ville, September 7, in honor of the
completion of the municipal unit of
the Grants Pass & Crescent City Rail
road, and also in honor of the return
of Joseph Knowles, the nature man,
whose experiment will terminate about
It was planned originally to hold the
celebrations separately, but with the
completion of the railroad so near, it
is now planned to bring the nature
man in on the new road and celebrate
Jointly both events. "
FLAMES DESTROY BRIDGE
Corvallls & Eastern Begins Rebuild,
ing Short Time After Fire.
ALBANY, Or., Aug. 13. (Special.)
Fire today destroyed a 460-foot bridge
over Mary's River, four miles west of
Philomath, on the Corvallis & Eastern
Within an hour after the fire was
reported a train had left here carrying
a piledriver and other equipment and
another train had left Yaquina, eastern
terminus of the line, picking up work
men, piling and lumber available en
route, to rebuild the bridge.
Passengers were relayed at the point.
The origin of the fire has not been
DOCTOR CAPTURES MANIAC
Alienist Meets and Seizes Man Who
Escaped From Idaho Asylum.
LEWISTON. Idaho, Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Dr. Glvens, alienist in charge
of the North Idaho Insane Asylum, at
Oroiino, while on a trip to Lewiston
today met George Boulab, who escaped
from the institution some time ago.
Dr. Givens. who is a small man.
seized Boulab and put in a call for an
automobile to take him to the County
Jail. Boulab, who is a large man, be
came violent and nearly overpowered
Dr. Givens, when George Banaka and
John Wilkes came to his assistance.
Boulab was taken to the County Jail.
Dr. Givens said that an attendant
would be sent from Oroflno to take
Boulab back to the institution.
GIRL BRIDE IS SUICIDE
Martha Keysar, 19, Worried by Al
leged Troubles In Family.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Martha Keysar, wife of Al Key
sar, and a bride of but three months,
committed suicide at Wedderburn last
night at 5 o'clock.
The woman was 19 and of quarter
Indian blood. She was born on Rogue
River and is the daughter of Mrs.
Eunice Moore, of Wedderburn.
Family troubles is given as the cause
of the suicide. The death was accom
plished by a shot from a revolver.
Keysar is a fisherman who has been
here one year and works for tne
The German government plans to send
technical attaches to its principal diplo
matic poets to report on inventions and
progress along any Important line in the
countries is which they are stationed.
Addison Bennett Finds City Metro
politan in Appearance With Ear
marks of Prosperity and
Schools Especially Lauded.
BT ADDISON BENNETT.
TOPPENISH, Wash., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Toppenisn is on the Northern
Pacific Railway, about 20 miles south
east of North Yakima, the county seat.
The name was given to the early set
tlement by the Yakima Indians and
means "where the roads meet." The
town is in the Indian reservation of the
Yakima and other tribes. It is said 12
tribes are represented. The agency i
at Fort Simcoe, about 35 miles west
the town, with Don M. Carr, agent 1
charsre. In the reservation there
about 1.120.000 acres, about iu.uuu
acres of which are in the valley of th
Yakima River; the remaining beln
grazing and mountain land. The valley
land is about half under the 'Wapato
Reclamation project. Of this approxl
mtely 40,000 acres are under Irrigation
now, the remainder will come in at the
rate of 7000 to 8000 acres a year.
As the Indian owners die these lands
are sold, about 36,000 acres having been
disposed of to date. Much of the re
mainder is held by white settlers under
lease. There are about 2500 members
of the various Indian tribes.
Toppenisn is a bustling little town of
2250. The census of 1910 gave it loas
but the place has grown a good deal
since then. The main streets are paved
and many of the side streets are ma
cadamized. The buildings generally are
of brick, many of them quite preten
tious as to size and architecture. The
dwellings are of a good order. Indeed
the entire town has a citified and pros
perous appearance. Tho Northern Pa
cific Railway nearly bisects the town.
The Oregonian Popular.
The Oregonian is making great
strides here, training every day, but i
always did have a lot of friends. One
of the bankers said to me today: "The
Oregonian my Bible! I have been tak
Ing it for 28 years!" Another banKer
has been taking it for over 30 years.
Toppenish has two good weemy
newspapers, the Toppenish Tribune and
the Toooenish Review. The lormer is
owned and operated by Mrs. Irene Ful
ton and she has the newspaper instinct
strongly developed. If t. ere were room
on her staff for a fellow or my ca
nacities I would not mind joining Mrs
Fulton in her enterprise, -mere ougriu
to be much more than a living for two
The Review is owned and operated by
George M. Allen. It is the oldest paper
there and has every earmark of suc
ToDDenish has three banks. The First
National, with a capital and surplus oi
545,328, and deposits of $114,754; the
Traders has capital and surplus
amountl..e- to 330.403. and deposits of
596.244; the Central has capital and sur
plus of J51.950. and deposits of $48,320
Last vear there were snipped irom
Toppenish about 2000 carloads of hay
150 carloads of fruit, 100 carloads of po
tatoes, 52 carloads of sheep, 42 carloads
of cattle and eight of wool.
An innovation in the cantaloupe mar
keting this year is shipment by parcel
post. About 125 orders were received
this morning. Shipments can only oe
made to the first two zones. Six are
sent for 40 cents, nine for 55 cents and
12 for 70 cents.
Alfalfa Is Profitable.
Most of hay sent from here is alfalfa.
It usually nets the shippers $9 a ton
f. o. b. Toppenish -and pays the grow
ers a good profit. The area of the al
falfa fields is increasing rapidly, but
not so rapidly as the corn fields. This
surely will be a wonderful corn coun
try in the future. Under the improved
methods of planting and cultivating
and the up-to-date methods of seed
selection, corn is coming to be a profit
able crop. With the corn, of course,
must come the hog and the dairy cow,
and they are "arriving." In 10 years
from now the present prosperous
creamery located here probably will
have half a dozen others to compete
with and all doing well.
To mention the Toppenish schools Is
to call attention to something that the
Toppenish folks take great pride in.
Perhaps it would be difficult to find a
town of the size with better school
buildings or better teaching corps.
Four Churches Have Buildings.
There are four church edifices here
Christian, Roman Catholic, Methodist
Episcopal and Presbyterian. The Chris
tion Scientists also have a congrega
tion and hold regular services but as
yet have no church building.
Toppenish for several years has been
holding an Indian fair each Fall. Last
year it was renamed the Toppenish In
dian Fair and Round-Up, and was a
wonderful success. Being in the heart
of an Indian reservation occupied by
many Indians of wealth, there is no
reason why this annual affair should
not prove an attraction of great merit.
The dates fixed for this year are Sep
tember 3, 4, 5 and 6. A large premium
list has been prepared, offering nearly
$5000 in prizes. It is said that many
of the foremost riders, ropers and bull
doggers in the country will be here.
The Toppenish people are making great
preparations for the event. The North
ern Pacific has offered reduced rates
over Its lines and will also run a num
ber of excursion trains.
The grounds are well adapted to
such contests, the grandstands and
bleachers are of great size, there will
be no lack of accommodations and
some estimate that as many as 50,000
visitors will attend.
Raymond to Celebrate Labor Day.
RAYMOND, Wash.. Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Plans are under way for a La
bor day celebration here, to be held
under the auspices of the Merchants
Association, Willapa Harbor Trades
Council and the Raymond Commercial
Club. The general committee arrang
ing the affair is: Business men, C. T.
Kilburn, E. E. Stewart and W. H. Wal
ters; Trades Council, G. C. Castor, Har
ley Johnson, F. J. Harris, A. R. Mead
and Will H. Schwartz; Commercial
Club, W. W. Hays, V. Heath and J. L
Hook Tender Is Killed.
CENTRALIA, Wash,. Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) When a log that was being
hauled in swung around and struck him
before he could jump to safety, Walter
Tarpley, a hook tender, employed by
Wilson Bros., near Independence, re
ceived injuries yesterday afternoon
from which he died 4o minutes later.
Coroner Newell investigated, but de
cided an inquest to be unnecessary. The
body is being held in this city pending
word from a sister of Tarpley at
Eureka, Cal. Tarpley was 40 years old.
Coorrlcht Hart Ichaflaer Ic Mats
The Men's Shop for
Quality and Service
SPEAKER EVENS UP
Champ Clark Serenely Lets
McAdoo Get Grilled.
CUTTER CRUISES TARGET
Iowa Republican CHiTging to Pleas-
ire Outings of President's Son-in-Law,
for Attack Is Al
lowed to Proceed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Aug. 10. Speaker Champ uiarn.
who presides over the House of Rep
resentatives, is never disposed to in
terfere when Republican members as
sail the Wilson Administration; on the
contrary, the Speaker seems to derive
quite a bit of amusement and satisfac
tion out of the Republican flings at
President Wilson and others high in
the Administration. For the Speaker
i3 only human; he has a keen memory.
and the events at the Baltimore con
vention two years ago are still fresh
in his mind. He probably never win
forerive Mr. Bryan and Mr. Wilson for
doing him out of the Presidential nomi
Some davs aero Representative bood,
of Iowa, a Republican, was flaying the
Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. McAdoo,
son-in-law of President Wilson, for
using Government revenue cutters as
his private yachts, both for himself and
his wife, and for Democratic office
holders. Mr. Good had the proof of
his charges, and he furthermore had
before him the law which makes it an
offense for anyone to use a revenue
cutter for anything except official busi
ness. And he was making the most of
his oDDortunity to-show that the Demo
cratic officials were disregarding an
other of the Baltimore planks the one
We demand a return to that sim
plicity and economy which bents a
Mr. Good showed that Secretary Mc
Adoo not only had taken his wife on
board a revenue cutter, when going to
his Summer home on the Massachusetts
coast, but he also showed that since
the hot weather set in tnis summer
another cutter had regularly come to
Washington, taken on a party of Demo-
ratic officials, and given tnem a weeK-
end trip to sea, all at Government ex
pense. This particular cutter, he
showed, would leave Baltimore, its sta
tion, every Friday, reach Washington
Saturday morning, take on the Demo
cratic party and put to sea, returning
Monday morning. The cutter would not
get back to its station until Tuesday,
and, therefore, of each week, spent four
days on pleasure trips, under orders of
You'll do well to select one of our Spring or Summer
Weight Suits at 25 per cent discount. Many pat
terns; all sizes to select from.
$20 Fancy Fabric Suits $14.95
$25 Fancy Fabric Suits $18.75
$30 Fancy Fabric Suits $22.50
$35 Fancy Fabric Suits $26.25
SPECIAL! SPECIAL! SPECIAL!
$3.00, $2.50 and $2.00 Munsing and Cooper Union
Suits, broken lines, while they last $1.00
Secretary McAdoo, and only three days
on Government business.
Secretary McAdoo, smarting under
this criticism, made reply in a letter
which was read to the House, and in
that letter he attempted to defend the
use of the cutters by making the ab
surd claim that they were at all times
on official cruises, and also went out of
his way to attack Mr. Good and to ac
cuse him of "wanton mlsrepresenta
tion." This misrepresentation, it seems
consisted in naming the wrong cutter,
and when the Secretary's letter had
been read, Mr. Good was recognized by
the Speaker to make reply. The Iowa
Congressman went after the Secretary
straight from the shoulder, and he was
making the Secretary's explanation
look ridiculous when Representative
Burke, of Wisconsin, an Administra
tlon man, sought to stop him, declar
ing he was not speaking to a question
of personal privilege, but Instead was
scolding Secretary McAdoo.
"The chair thinks that the phrase
'wanton misrepresentation' constitutes
a question of personal privilege," ruled
Speaker Clark. "It Is a sort of delicate
circumlocutionary way of calling a man
a liar. The chair, as long as he is in
the chair, is not going to permit out
siders to Infringe upon the privileges
of any member of the House."
So Mr. Good, with the sanction of
Speaker Clark, proceeded to make good
his charge that the Secretary of the
Treasury was using revenue cutters, in
violation of law, for pleasure cruises
for himself and his Democratic friends.
And the Speaker, saying not a word,
seemed to enjoy the grilling that was
given President Wilsons son-in-law.
GIRLS OF 16 DIE IN CREEK
Vera Harry and May Wllley Drown
Before Help Can Reach Them.
MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 13. (Spe
cial.) Vera Harry and May Willey,
two girls of 16, were drowned in a
creek at Brewster Valley yesterday
They were bathing in a small stream
and got beyond their depth. A third
girl, who was with them, ran for aid,
but both were dead before help ar
rived. Miss Harry is a daughter of
Road Supervisor Neva Harry, of Slt
kum, and Miss Wllley's home Is at
Fairview, a prairie district, between
Sumner and Brewster.
YOUNG MAN SUES PARENTS
V. S. Wlilttler Charges Grandmother
V. S. Whittier. 27 years old, started
suit against his parents, Fred V. and
Mrs. Georgiana May Whittier, in Cir
cuit Court yesterday as the representa
tive of his grandmother, Mrs. Ellen J.
Whittier, 80 years old. whom, he
charges, his parents defrauded out of
amounts totaling about $7000.
The younger Whittier was arrested
a few days ago on complaint of his
father, Fred V. Whittier, who charged
him with vagrancy. Judge Dayton dis
missed the charges.
In 1913. 2783 coal miners were killed In
tho United Statei.
A Trip You'll Remember
Tillamook County Beaches
The most wonderful, most enticing and most in
teresting journey in America. Landscape, mount
ains, streams, forests and the Pacific Ocean.
Miles of smooth, clean beach.
The Train Service Is Just Right
Two fine trains dally each way. Morning passen
ger leaving Union Depot 8:55 A M.; "Seashore Spe
cial" 1:30 P. M. Parlor Obervalon Car on 'Sea
Season Bound Trip $4.00
Week End Saturday-Monday.. 3.00
to all Garibaldi Beach points,
with proportionate low fares
to other beach points.
Call at City Ticket Office, 80 Sixth
Street, Union Depot, 4th and Yam
hill or East Morrison street for
folder, reservations, etc
John M. Scott, Geueral Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon.
Take the "Loop Trip" from the Heart of the City
Third and Morrison
RURAL CREDIT LATER
Promised Legislation Goes
Over to Next Session.
DELAY MAY BE LONGER
Representative Smith, of Idaho, in
Vnce of Situation Drafts Bill to
Slake Loans to Farmers
From Postal 'Savings.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Aug. 10. Rural credits legisla
tion, promised by the Administration
soon after the new currency law was
enacted. Is to be put over until next
session, and it Is not unlikely that tho
subject may be further postponed. If
the calendar at tho short session Is
crowded, as seems probable. The
banking and currency committees of
Senate and House have decided to hold
no more meetings this session for the
consideration of legislation, and as no
rural credits bill has been reported to
either house, there will be nothing on
which cither house can act
Representative Smith, of Idaho, real
izing that the subject Is to be post
poned, has drafted and introduced a
bill which he hopes to have considered
whenever the question of rural credits
is taken up by the House committee.
His bill, in brief, provides for tho
making of farm loans from postal nav-
ngs funds. lie sURgesls that the In
terest to be paid by the Government
upon these funds shall be Increased to
3H per cent, and that the loans shall
be made to farmers at 4 , per cent.
The 1 per cent difference he would ap
ply to the cost of administering the
Mr. Smith thinks that the Increase
n the rate of interest allowed deposi
tors In the postal savings banks from
to 3V4 per cent will rapidly in
crease the deposits In the banks, which
now amount to $43,000,000. These de
posits have Increased more than $10,
000.000 In the past year.
Tho Smith bill provides that loans
shall be mado only to actual farmers,
and that no loans shall be made on
lands operated and farmed by other
than the owner, who also Is required
to live upon his farm. Not less than
$200 may be loaned to any one person,
and applications for loans of $5000 or
less shall have preference over appli
cations for larger loans. Tho bill also
provides that no depositor In a postal
savings bank shall deposit more than
$500 during any one month, nor shall
he have to his credit at any one time
more than $2500.
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