The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923, April 14, 1911, Page 11, Image 11

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    APRIL 14, 1911
The Commoner
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An Associated Press correspon
dent says: "Senator La Follette in
tends to establish by legislation, if he
can, the right of government em
ployes to organize in unions in the
manner that trades are organized
and affiliate with the American
Federation of Labor. His purpose has
been made plain In a letter sent to
all employes of the railway mail ser
vice "bearing on the issue that has
been raised between such employes
of the government and Postmaster
General Hitchcock, Second Assistant
Postmaster General' Stewart and
other officials of the postofflce depart
ment. A copy of the circular letter
was made public recently. One para
graph of Senator La Follette's letter
follows 'The railway mail clerks
have the right to organize. If the
officers of the department are en
deavoring to prevent them from so
so doing by threats of discharge,
such action is without legal authority
or moral right.' "
Secretary of the Treasury Mac
Veagh advocates the creating of his
civil pension list.
Roosevelt's Panama
have been dismissed.
libel suits
A . bill to restore, the army canteen
was introduced by Representative
Bartholdt of Missouri.
Representative Sulzer introduced
a resolution providing for the elec
tion of senators by the people.
President Taft has accepted an
invitation to address a meeting of
thef' Methodists in New York April
An Associated Press dispatch from
Washington says: "A resolution
asking for the withdrawal of the
United States from the Mexican bor
der and for the submission to con
gress by the president of all the
papers bearingon the Mexican situa
tion was introduced in the house by
Victor Berger, the new socialist con-
It Does
The Heart
To see how the little folks
with cream
Sweet, crispr bits of pearly
white corn, rolled and toasted
to an appetizing brown.
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Postum Cereal Co., Ltd.,
"Bnttlo Oroek, Mich.
gressman from Milwaukee. Mr.
forger referred to the 'depotiam and
brutality of the Mexican governing
class,' which ho says have goaded
the people of that country into revolution."
The first argument before the
commerce court was that of an L.
& N. case appealing from a reduc
tion of Now Orleans-Mobile rate.
The United States and Great Brit
ain have agreed to arbitrate the claim
of a Massachusetts whaler's heirs, in
volving millions of acres of New Zea
land land.
Senator Elihu Root, of New York,
secured the admission of his son,
Elihu Root, jr., to practice Jjofore
the supreme court tit the united
The supremo court declined to put
the ban on "cut rates" in proprie
tary medicines on the ground that
such action would afford the manu
facturers of medicine an unlawful
Dr. A. S. Knapp, an international
authority on agriculture, died at the
national capital.
An Associated Press dispatch says:
"John Sharp Williams, the new
junior senator from Mississippi, has
succeeded in a life-time ambition. He
has the seat in the senate which was
occupied by Jefferson Davis."
Unless Secretary MacVeagh
changes his plans the issue of Pana
ma bonds which the treasury is pre
paring to bring out will bo dated
June 1. Plates bearing that date
are now being made at the bureau
of engraving and printing.
Advances recently made by ex
press companies in charges for the
transportation of liquors in packages
were considered excessive by the in
terstate commerce commission and
were suspended until an inquiry
could be made.
In accordance with plans an
nounced several months ago, the war
department will send two more com
panies of coast artillery to Hawaii in
about three months."
Charles D. Hilles, of Dobbs Perry,
N. Y., took the oath of office as sec
retary to the president.
Louis D. Brandeis submitted to
the, interstate commerce commis
sion on behalf of the shippers, that
the demand of the railroads for in
creased freight rates was unneces
sary and unjust. He demonstrated
that Jhe railroads are violating al
most every principle of the science
of business management. He main
tained that the public should not be
compelled to pay for mismanage
ment. Now comes the interstate
commerce commission, with a de
cision refusing to permit the in
creases that the railroads request. It
says: "It is not apparent that the
general public should stand respon
sible for the mistakes which have
been made in financing these rail
road systems." Perhaps Mr. Bran
deis' suggestions, which have been
held up to ridicule by the corpora
tion press, will now receive respect
ful consideration. Meanwhile, ex
tensions of new lines and expendi
tures for equipment are proceding
without a halt. La Follette's Magazine.
The Sixty-second congress mot in
special session April Gth. Its politi
cal complexion id as follows:
Senate Republicans, 50; demo
crats, 41; vacancy, 1.
House Democrats, 228; republi
cans, 160; socialist, 1; vacancies, 2.
An Associated Press report says:
Representative Clark was elected
speaker. Ho polled 217 votes against
131 for James R. Mann, of Illinois,
16 for Henry A. Cooper, Wisconsin,
and one for George W. Norrls, of Ne
braska. Tho three last named are
Mr. Clark was nominated by Rep
resentative Burleson, of Texas, chair
man of tho democratic caucus. Mr.
Mann was nominated by Representa
tive Currier, of Now Hampshire,
chairman of tho republican caucus.
Tho Insurgents did not go through
the formality of nominating their
candidate, Mr. Cooper. Neither Mr.
Clark nor Mr. Mann voted. Mr.
Cooper voted for Norris, (Nob.)
Tho insurgents who voted for Mr.
Cooper in addition to Aiken, New
York, were: Anderson, Minnesota;
Davidson, Wisconsin; Davis, Minne
sota; French, Idaho; Kopp, Wiscon
sin; LaFollette, Wisconsin; Laferty,
Oregon; Jackson, Kansas; Kent,
California; Lenroot, Wisconsin; Nel
son, Wisconsin, and Warburton,
Victor L. Bercer. of Wisconsin, th
only socialist in tho house, declined
to vote.
When Clerk McDowell announced
the vote by which Mr. Clark was
elected, the house broke into cheers.
When Mr. Clark appeared at the
main door on the arm of Mr. Mann,
there was renewed cheering.
Mr. Mann rapped for order.
"It is a great office," he said,
slowly, "and filled by a great man,
Gentlemen, I present to you your
speaker, the Hon. Champ Clark, of
Mr. Clark himself rapped for order
this time, to stop the applause, and
then launched into his speech. He
frequently was interrupted by ap
plause. Exercising his privilege as a for
mer member of tho house, Mr. Bryan
appeared in the chamber at 11:46 a.
m. He was quickly recognized by
the gallery crowds and a demonstra
tion which started with applause soon
was taken up with the cheering on
the floor and in the galleries.
A few minutes later Governor Har
mon of Ohio appeared on the floor
and the cheering was renewed.
Mr. Mann, as the new minority
leader, also was greeted with ap
plause. Mr. Mann and Mr. Clark,
as the two candidates for the speaker
ship, had their pictures taken in the
speaker's offices. Mrs. Clark and her
daughter and son, comprising the
speaker's family, were with him in
his new offices and exchanged greet
ings with many of the visitors.
Speaker Champ Clark said, in
part: "Election to the high position
of Bpeaker Is an exceptional honor,
for which you have my profoundest
gratitude. To be a member of the
house, to represent 2,000,000 Ameri
can citizens in the more numerous
branch of the greatest legislative
body in the world, is an honor to
which. In the nature of things, com
paratively few men may attain. To
be chosen by the representatives of
92,000,000 people to preside over
their deliberations is a signal mark
of your favor, for which the best
return is to discharge tho onerous
and Important duties of the station
to which you have assigned me with
such impartiality, constancy, indus
try, courtesy and good temper as to
expedite tho public business, thereby
promoting tho public weal,
"The pleasure of being speaker is
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21 Pcnn Ave., Plttsburrj, Pa.
Tobacco Habit Banished
forms of Tobacco Habit in 72 to 120 hours. A poll
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No craving for Tobacco after tho first dose. On
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Elders' Sanitarium, Dept, 1 SI. Joseph, Mo
Yes, elegant Free Homesteads ad
joining valuable land, from which
very fine bananas aro now being
sold, can still bo had in Mexico. You
need not go to Mexico, but must havo
five acres of bananas planted within
five years. Address The Jantha
Plantation Co., Block 679, Pittsburg,
Pa.; they will plant and care for
your bananas on shares, so you
should make a thousand dollars a
yeaT. Bananas begin bearing in
about 15 months, bringing the quick
est returns of any fruit growing. Tho
climate is delightful and tho health
conditions good. Should any reader
desire to procure a Homestead, apply
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On tho basis of absolute safety we ask
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Interest paid on Time Deposits and
Savings Accounts.
Muskogee, Oklahoma.
M. O. Haskell, Vice President.
M. C. Sells, Cashier.
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