The following items were taken from the Dec. 24 through 30, 1911, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the Dec. 24 through 30, 1911, Examiner.


Charles J. Bonaparte, former attorney general, and other prominent men, have petitioned congress to forbid the use of “So help me God” in the administration of oaths in the federal courts. The bill provides that the form of oath hereafter taken in the courts or elsewhere under the laws of the United States shall be “In the presence of Almighty God. I do solemnly promise or declare, etc.” It also stipulates the person making the oath hold up his hand in token of his recognition of the solemnity of the act.