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The Omaha Daily Bee
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THE OMAHA DEC
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OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1909 SIXTEEN PAGES.
VOL. XXXV1I1 NO. 173.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
TILLMAN USD GRAB
President Oirei Oat Copy of Xridence
He Sent to the Semite.
DEAL MADE WITH PROMOTERS
Senator Said He Wanted Eight of the
Seat Quarter! Arailable'.
LAUD rmn BY RAILROADS
Influence Used to Cause Them to
LETTER FRA5KEI) THROUGH MAIL
Photoarnnnle Canle Corrcsooad-
rnr DUprorn lt)riK of
VMtor oa Floor He Will
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.-Freideit Roos
v.'l tnnle-ht made miblle the detslls of an
Investigation by postofflce inspectors and
secret service s gents of Senator Tillman's
connection with an alleged Hand gran
in Oreson. A he presents th evidence
to Senator Hale, In response to the latter's
request to the beads of th various nwu
itniurimnnli for a atatement of the
operations of tile secret ' Service, the rrM
Anl tmAprtakea to allow:
That .Mr. Tillman used hie Influence aa
a eenstof In an ef fort ' to' Toree the gov-
eminent to compel a -railroad corporation
to relinquish its control of land grants
from the lhlted States In order that he
. , i, famllv and hla secretary. J. B.
Knlgjht. might profit through the purcnaae
of mini of the land.
That the senator used hla government
franking privilege In numerous Inatancea
for the uae of private business.
Comparatively few senators were favored
ith the opportunity of reading the presr
dent's report to Senator Hale, but thoae
who did read the report took a aertoaa
view of It. although moat of tha senators
refused to believe that Mr. Tillman had
ever done anything In violation of hla oath
8-nator Tillman did not permit lb fact
thMt th tirnaident waa giving out the
chsrges against him to alter hla detormlna
tlon to make no statement until Monday.
He. aald that ha could not make hla reply
ao complete aa ha would dealra for . to
morrows parcra and that he would there
fore withhold whatever remarka he might
hm- to make until Monday, when ha
would make a statement to the senate.
No effort waa made by him to conceal
the fact that when h had learned the
facta concerning the re-grant ha had made
an effort to obtain a portion of the land
In the lutmea of himself and members of
hla family, and declared at moat he would
hav aotten nossrsaion of only a few
Jiundred acrea. Hla efforta were, after all
In behalf of the public and not especially
In tla own interest.
Immediately after the conclusion of the
chaplaln'a prayer Monday Mr. Tillman will
aak the recognition of the chair on a que'
tlon of personal privilege. Departing -from
hla cuetom of U-mporaneoue speaking, he
w ill read Ma statement, 'thus Insuring-more
careful adhurence to what he dealrea to eay
than he would be able to give In offhand
Letter to ' fenator Hale.
The communication to "Senator Hale la
nearly 3.000 worda long, and In edWltlon
there la arpennrn- numeroua fihiqhi, in
eluding copies of letters written by Senator
Tillman and his ssent. William E. Lee.
showing that Ihey did make an. effort I
secure several' quarter aectlona of the Ore
gon land, an the reporta of the poetofflee
Inspectors who Investlgstea tns transactions
of the land, agents. It was through this
Investigation that the alleged Inlereat of
Benator TlUnian waa brought to light, and
fatefully. It appears that It waa at his In
stiKatlon the Inquiry waa begun.
The prealdent's communication to Sen
ator Hala la a follows:
"THE WHITE HOUSE. WASHINGTON
P. C Jsn. 6, 190. My Pear Senator Hale
I have requested the different department
of the government, not only thoae
whom you aent reqticeta, but thoae to whom
you did not, to give me all the Information
about the use of special attorneya, special
agenta, inspectors, etc., 1n their depart
nu nl to enstile me to pui before you all
the farts which, as 1 underload It. your
committee de.-'res to have. I transmit these
Itportr heri'Wlt'i. 1 cull especial sttentlon
to ti e rej-iwt ol tin- eretH.ry of state, tha
secretary of t . t'.iimur.v and tha attorney
heed of Secret Service'.
"let me at ' - oute; moat earneatly ei?
art-ee niv cord'al agreement with the view
that It Is not only the right, but tha duty
ef congress to Investigate the workings of
the secret sen-ice or detective agents with
which alone the government can effectually
safeguard Itself against wrong doing, pun
ish crime and bring to justice criminals. I
am well aware of the liability to abuse In
herent In any effective detective system or
secret service system; for the measure of
the efficiency jiof the system Is also the
measure of the seriousness of the abuses of
the system If It be applied to wrong pur
poses or directed In an Improper manner.
It Is eminently to tho public Interest that
there should be vigilant Inquiry Into the
workings of this agency, both by ths heads
uf the executive departments and by con
gress. Ptaeovrrles ay Accident.
"Ortaln of the special agents. Inspectors
and tha like, in the severs) departments
ttave highly specialised work to per
form. In the Treasury department ths se
cret service Is especially trained to deal
with counterfeiters and tha special agents
with customs frauds. In the Postofflce de
partment the corps of Inspectors Is espe
cially trained and peculiarly fitted to de
tect criminality or abuses or fraudulent uae
of the maile In connection wtlh tha puetal
service. In the Interior department the
special agents of tha land offca and tha
Inspectors of the Indian bureau are trained
in similar fashion to meet present needs,
in addition, it Is urgently neoassary, as set
forth la Mr. Root's accompanying report.
that there shall be a central force of aecrret
service men who can be detailed for work
anywhens In the government service.
"In the Investigation of specific frauds
w sometimes come across wholly unex
pecwd esses of misconduct. Tha frauds
In the postal department which were un
earthed soma sis years ago. for Instance,
offer a case In point My suspicions wars
first aroused k-y report made as to ths
vary extravagant and debauched maimer
of Ufa of a certain postal employe, the
report made being made by an official of
tho oecret service la connection with ao-
Coatiud oa Fifth Page.)
SUMMARY OF THE DEE
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VICINITY Snow flurries Saturday.
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Fivo St. Louis schoolboys, arrested for
the murder of a miser, cdmK stoning him
for fun 'ao I
House oommlttee. headed by Ferklns.
reports In favor of tabling Frenldeht
Rocseveit'a secret service message and a
hot debate follows, after which recom
mendations of the committee are adopted.
Crowd la attracted to the house by the
debet-: on the president's message. Con
gressman Smith talks on Stewart case.
Yuan Shi Kali depoaed Chinese coun
cilor, is under charge of Instigating mur
der of emperor and may be tried for the
offense. Pag a
Radical democratic members of the
state senate wake up to the fact mat
the corporations are organizing that
body and may Join with the republicans
to head off move. Page 1
Jerry Howard of the legislative delega
tion Is In charge of the bill to give
South Omaha elective fire and police
hoard. rage a
Commissioner .Brunlng resents criticism
of republican cluba of his action as mem
ber of tha board. Mg
Purchase of Colorado it Southern road
h Hill suura Harrlroan up to push rail
road building. " a
Film firm ready to resume business aa
aoon as they can secure a new location
Brv of the flrat battle, or how
Rhallenbercer colonels charged on Lin
naiTMEmCIAI. ASTD IJrDUBTLaU
Live stock markets. . . l
Grain markcta. Paga 14
Rtr-eka and bonds.
KOTXaUOfTS OP OCX AW TSAMSXXPA
..... La Lorn I a.
ONE CONTEST IS UNSETTLED
Blixtrtlasua Board Unable to Deelde
Fight for Lleatetaawt OoTernor
sblp la Mlssoorl.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. Jan. a-8tate
officers receiving a plurality of the votes
cast In tho November election, with the
exception of aspirants for . the lieutenant
governorship, were declared elected by the
Missouri leglalature today. The following
will be Inaugurated Monday:
Governor. Herbert S. Hartley; republican;
eecretary of atale. Cornelius Roach, demo
crat; auditor. John P. Gordon, democrat;
treasurer. James W. Cowgtll democrat;
:..... .npl Elliott W. Malor. demo
crat; r.Uroad commissioner, John A. Knott,
The action was taken on the report of a
bi-partisan committee consisting of five re
publicans and five democrats. This com
mittee was unable to agree on a method
of settling the contest for the lleutensnt
governorship and asked that it be allowed
tn Aftr its reoort on this matter until
COAL CAUSES FLEET'S DELAY
Lack of Ma-liter Famines at
Bald Preveata tho Ships
PORT SAID, Jan. a The battleship Mis
souri left here this morning for Athens,
Later In the day the Kentucky left for
Nine vessels of the American fleet unoer
Rear Admiral Sperry are still at Port Said
being delayed by the poor lacllltlee for
coaling such a number of vessels at once
and the scarcity of lighters. Every train
coming from Oalro la crowded with of
ficer and men returning from the capital
to Join their ships. Pott Said presents
gay appearance, and the alreets are filled
with men in uniform.
BEIRUT. Syria. Jan. I. The United
Statea battleships Louisiana and Virginia,
under command of Acting Rear Admiral
Bchroedcr, . arrived here today and left
immediately for Smyrna. Turkey, in conse
quence of the plague which prevails here.
EARL MARRIES JANE MILLS
Oaashter of Ogdeta Mllla of Ni
York to Jola tho Eagllsa
NEW YORK. Jan. a The earl of Ora-
nard and Mlas Jane Beatrice Mills, daugh
ter of Ogden Mills of this city, went to the
city hall marriage license Bureau tooay
and obtained a license to be married. The
earl signed himself "Qranard." but gave
his full name as Bernard Arthur William
Patrick Hastings Forbes, earl of Granard.
He Is M yeara of age and gave bis real
dence as Castle Forbes, Newtown Forks,
AUTHOR MUST STAND TRIAL
Who gold Alleged
Article Marl Paco
KHTW YORK, Jan. a Breughton Brand
enburg, through counsel today, made
string plea to have hla case marked oft
the criminal court calendar, but Justice
Powllng decided that the writer must
rrtand trial on January U In charges of
graa4 larceny la tho second degree for
soiling aa article published during tha last
campaign which waa alleged to have boea
writ Lea by former President Orover Clevo-
MATHEWS ISSUES , A DEFY
Former Manhal Defends Taking Pris
oner! to Omaha Club.
SAYS PRESIDENT'S ' CHARGE FALSE
laslsts He Did Fall Daty While
Aetlag aa t ailed Statoa Marahal
I EapeelaJly la ntcaards.
T. L.AMsthews. who waa summarily re
moved from the office of United States
marshal for Nebraska by President Roose
velt becsuee of the scandal connected with
the Rlchards-Comstnck land fencing cases.
on account cf which District Attorney
Baxter was also removed, resents ths
reference to htm by tho president In his
message to congress published last week
Mr. Maths' sends to The Be a signed
statement, dated from Fremont, which
"The high reapeot In which I have held
the office of the president of tho United
Etates ha caused me to healtate to make
a public statement that would seemingly
relkct on tho occupant of that exalted
pUcc, but Justice to my friends and myself
demands that I refute lha. statement made
by the president in his recent message,
and which must have been made on false
ays Charge Is False.
"The charge that my 'removal was neces
sary before satisfactory progress could be
made in the prosecution of the offenders
In the land cases I can only characterise
as unwarranted, uncalled for and un
qualifiedly false. Tt president has net
now and never has had, so far as I know,
a scintilla of evidence that I. as United
States marshal, did In any manner, way
or place, obstruct or hinder the adminis
tration of Justice. He has now In his
possession the evidence. In letters written
to him and without my solicitation, from
Gneral Manderaon, Governor Croianse and
other men of high character, saying that
my record as United States marshal com
manded high praise for efficiency, integ
rity and faithful performance of dut He
has affidavits from such men as Gustavo
Ar.drson, United States commissioner for
thirty years: Frsnk Whtte. ex-United
States marshal, and attorneys familiar with
the practices of the United States court,
that In my action in the Klchards-Com-ator-k
case I followed an unbroken prece
dent of thirty years' standing. He had
evidence that In that case I did whst I
1 ad been Instructed by the court to do In
like cases. Ho had the evidence of
own attorney general, who, when visited by
the entire I Nebraska delegation in my be
half, said, "I admit that Mr. Mathews has
made an excellent officer, but an example
had to be made.' The following letter from
Congressman Pollard Is pertinent here!
"Mr. T. I Mathews, . Omaha, Neb. My
Pear Sir; I wish to assure you that It was
with a great deal of pleasure that I accom
panied the Nebraska delegation- when call
ing on tho attorney general regarding your
caae. t feel that a great Injustice has been
thrust upon you. If I felt that you were
guilty of siy violation of the proprieties in
this esse, I should have refused to partici
pate with the delegation to any exteawj
aa satisfied, however, that your statement
contained all there was In the caaaMind the
attorney general so Informed us. Assuring
you or my highest personal regards. I re
main,, very truly yours, - ,
. ERNEST M.' POLLARD." '
Interview with President.
."The president' had the evidence of his
own khowle'dge, for he said to' me ' In his
private office that he. had personally in
vestigated my official record and that he
had found it good. He further aald that
after Investigating my record end facta con
nected with my removal, he had made up
his mind to restore me to the marshalshlp,
but after talking with the attorney general.
he had decided that it would not be good
policy to do so, and gave as his chief reason
for that course that democrats were charg
Ing that prosecutions in the land cases were
not being made In good faith and that my
removal was made to show that the ad
ministration waa In earnest. Ha further
explained that he had been led to believe
that Judge W. H. Munger, Judge Baxter
nd mysolf were acting in collusion to be
little the work of the administration, and
when I presented the letter from Judge
Munger, exonerating me from any wrong,
lie remarked that that only made my case
weaker, and with much emphasis, added
that If ho could get at 'that Judge' he would
fix biro too. He was then kin J enough to
say that I made a favorablo Impression
upon him, that my case appealed to him
and that later on he would or might be
glad to do something tor me.
Mathews' Owa Defense.
"Mr. Roosevelt's complaint made at that
time was not that I had obstructed the ad
ministration of Justice, of violated any law
or been guilty of any crime, but he said
that I had made a mistake in not putting
the defendant in jail. The commitment
under which I held the detendanta did not
uthorlse me to do so, and without an
order from the court, commanding me to
put them In Jail, and naming the Jail, and
authorising tha Jailer to reoelve them, which
I did not have, I had no more authority
to put Richards and Comstock in Jail than
I had to put the president In Jail, and when
I said that to him, gad Informed blm that
I had been ao advised by some of the best
attorneya in Nebraska, he Intimated that
ho did not attach much value to tho opin
ions of a Nebraska lawyer. In view ot the
friendly reception given me by the presi
dent, his twico repested and voluntary
statement that he (would) or might be glad
to do something for me later on, makes his
new charge, never before heard of by me,
beyond my comprehension. The statement
of the president, thst my removal was ths
result of Information furnished by the de
tectives, does not agree with tha statement
of the attorney general, who, in hla letter
to me, aald he got hla Information from
the press. The charg that I obstructed
the administration of Justice to disproved
by the facts as they appear of record. .
"The Krause brothers were indicted for
fencing the public lands by a grand Jury
summoned by my office. They were tried
end convicted by a Jury summoned by my
office, and In charge of a bailiff appointed
by me. Where did I obstruct Justice in this
Jadgo Van gar's Part.
"Richards and Corns lock war Indicied by
a grand Jury summoned by my office.
Every paper placed In my hand for serv
ice la this case waa served by my office.
The defendants appeared In court and
pleaded guilty without trial. They were
arraigned for sentence and the court pro
nounced sentence. With tho terms of that
sentence I had no more to do than had the
president. I socuted tho order of tha court
ss It csmo to ma. executed It as Judge
Munger say I did, in his letter that I pre
sented to tbo praetdeet. 'agreeable to the
letter and spirit of tho court's order,' from
which leRar I a. note aa follows:
I am Juat hi receipt of yours of the 14th,
(ContUuog osv Third Pmh'
From the New York World.
HOUSE ATTRACTS A CROWD
Debate on President's Message the
Magnet Which, Draws People.
SMITH SPEAKS OF STEWART CASE
Den lee Hla Action on Secret Service
Qaestfna .Was Innaewrea bf
. Fact Stewart Was Fellow
Townsman of His
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. (Speclsl Tele
gram.) It has been years since senators
cf the United States showed as great in
terest in what their associates In the lower
branch of the ' national legislature were
doing as today, when Representative
Perkins of New York, chslrman of thi
special committee appointed to consider
President Roosevelt's statements as to the
secret aVrvlce In relation to members of
the houso of representatives, made his re
port. In anticipation of a field day. the gal
leries were Jammed long before mldday,
there being every Indication that smarting
under the strictures of the chief executive,
members of the house would hand the
president some extremely spicy and very
warm language in .Justification cf the
resolution which condems the president
for his outspoken criticism of a coordinate
branch of tho government. In this as
sumption the crowds in attendance upon
the house were not disappointed, fcr there
was humor and satire, irony and invec
tive, attack and parry. Splendid oratory
graced the occasion, the house rising in
many Instances to wsrmth of language
of those supporting the resolution, while
the opponents of the resolution, friends of
President Roosevelt, made a magnificent
stand for the rights of the executive,
arguing that Mr. Roosevelt meant no dis
respect to members of the body In singling
out Mesara. Tawney of Minnesota, Walter
I. Smith of Iowa, Sherley of Kentucky and
Fitzgerald of New York for special men
tion In connection with the defeat of an
appropriation aaked for the purpose of
furthering tho work of the secret service.
Among the senators noticed on the floor
during the debate were Brown and Burkett
of Nebraska, Gamble and Klttrldge of
South Pakota, PoIUver of Iowa, Warner of
Missouri, Burrows of Michigan, Hemenway
of Indiana, Borah of Idaho, Kean ot New
Jersey and quite a number of democratic
senators, headed by Gore ot Oklahoma.
Smith Attracts Attention.
It wss late In the day when Judge Walter
I. Smith, member of the appropriations
committee, was recognised In support of
the resolution. Rather than truat to mem
ory, and probably .fearful that he might say
something that was not well considered or
Justified by the facta, Mr. Smith read his
speech, which occupied about forty minutes
In Its delivery. Always a forceful speaker,
he waa particularly ao today, choosing his
words' with great care and discrimination,
the gallerlea and exceedingly large member
ship present according the Council Bluffs
representative the closest possible attention.
He was especially emphatic in telling the
story ot the prosecution ot Chsrlea T.
Btewart of Council Bluffs, charged with
conspiracy to defraud the government of
title to public lands in McPherson county,
Nebraska, snd who wss also Indicted fpr
maintaining an unlawful enclosure of public
lands. Judge Smith, in commenting on this
case, which the president called attention
to in hla message of January 4 and which
created great excitement In Iowa and Ne
"It la quite generally known that my
homo Is at Council Bluff. Why this spe
cial reference to thess cases which chanced
to bo prosecuted In my vicinity, although
the offenses were all committed more then
&)0 miles from my horns, and In another
state, unless it wss that it waa intended
to Inslnuste that the proximity of these
ease had in soms wsy influenced my action
in this matter, but for tha fact that the
president said all this to 'Illustrate the
ramlflcatlona of Interests with which the
government has to deal.'
"I am not at liberty to even suspect,
(Continued oa Sixth rage.)
MARCHING THROUGH GEORGIA
ADAIR MYSTERY IS UNSOLVED
No Cine Hna Been Pound to Klther
ot the Two Missing;
METROIT, Jan. S. Rumors, theories and
conjectures are the only harvest thus far
of the sensational -"rattle run" Methodist
church -murle mystery, and the rumors
that either the mlaalng Rev.. John H. Car-mh-hael
or the equally sought Gideon W.
BrowflhmMne -village Vjarpeftrf-iad hpetj
seen since the murder In the church Tues
day, paaslng through some place or driving
along some road proved to be baseless
when traced to their sources. . '
Mrs. Carmjchaf I. .. ,wlfe of . the missing
preacher, was today taken to Port Huron
with 'a number of , other residents of the
village of Ad a lr, to .be questioned by -the
prosecuting ' attorney.
-There waa no charge laid against Mrs.
Carmichael and the officers stated that
she wss subpoenaed to be examined sim
ply so thst the officers might secure every
trifling fact In her possession that could
bear on the disappearance ot her husband
and Browning. The suggestion that the
gruesome relics of a human being taken
from the church stove may have come
from a cadaver and that the blood scat
tered about the church 1 may not have
been human blood, did not receive much
Mrs. Smith. Browning's sister, today con
firmed the Identification of the scarfpin
found . In the stove as belonging to her
brother. She went further and stated that
she herself had pinned It In his necktlr
before he left home the day of the mur
der. Mrs. Carmlchael today, stated that the
barrel of carpet rags which , was said to
have been shipped by her husband several
days ago to his sister, Mrs. Jacob Maier,
living near Ellda. O., were prepared and
forwarded by herself.
Despite denials by ferrymen at St. Clair
of reports that Rev. Mr. Carmlchael waa
seen crossing Into Canada, Deputy Sheriff
Moore has gone to St. Thomas, Ont., to fol
low up the rumors.
FRESrT SHOCK AT MESSINA
k. , . . , i
I'ndolatory (tasks Last Night Throws
... , Inhabitants Into Great
, MESSINA, ( Jan. 8. An undulatory earth
quake sh'ock' caused a great panic last
The body of a man who livod on th third
floor above Mr. and Mrs. A. 8. Cheney In
the American consulate building, was taken
out v of. the ruins , yesterday evening. The
work to recover the bodies of the Cheneys
There waa a' religious proceaslon thia
morning along the devastated water front
of ,Measir.a. Prtrats walked through the
ruined streets carrying sacred relics and as
they passed the people prostrated them
Stuaxt K Lupton of the American con
sular corps Is to stay In Messina In charge
of the new consulate. Bayard Cutting. Jr.,
and Wlnthrop Chanter, other members of
ths corps, have left for Taormlna. where
they will devote their energies to superin
tending the work of caring for the wounded.
The United States supply ship Culgoa ar
rived thia morning from Port Said.
THREATS OF DIVINE WRATH
Miss Barnard Warns Prison Investi
gating Committee God Is
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Jan. 8. Miss
Kate Barnard, stata superintendent of
charities and correction of Oklahoma, de
clared today at the Lansing penitentiary
investigation that she was not being treated
fairly, and warned the Kansas Investigators
that God was watching the hearing and
would hold them responsible.
It wss Miss Barnard's original charges
that Oklahoma prisoners were being In
humanely treated that brought about- the
Investigation. Today when Senator Reed,
one of the commissioners appointed by
Governor Hoch of Kansas, waa questioning
tha witness, and asking her to be more ex
plicit. Miss Barnard displayed anger and
declared she was not being given a fair
chanc to support her charges,
HOUSE TABLES MESSAGES
Congressmen Decline to Consider Se-
cret Service Communication.
COMMITTEE REPORT IS
(talruaa Perkins Declares Prcsl
aoata Word Coaatltnta Brrs.cn
of' Privileges of House and
Bhoald Not Bo Received.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8. After having
made him the target all day for 'criticism.
with here and there words of commends
tlon, the house of representatives tonight,
by a vote of 212 to 35, rebuked the presl
dent by tabling so mucn or nis ni
reflocted on members or congress in con-
nection with his recommenaauons regrain
the secret service detectives, and also ne-
daring It to be the sense ot tne nouse mat
they shall decline to consider any communl-
lations from any source whlcn is not in us
own Judgment respectful.
With feelings of outrsged dignity ana
pride on the part of many of Its members,
the house today gave Itself up entirely to
a discussion of one of the most momentous
question that ever came before it Its func
tions aa a legislative body In contradistinc
tion to those of the executive branch of the
Aa had been forecaated. the report of the
special committee appointed to deal with
'.he language In the prealdent's snnual meu-
inge and In his apeclal message of last
Monday bearing on the aecret aervlce af
fecting members of congress, waa aumbltted
and Is used as the basis for some of the
most earneat and vlglrous speeches ever
heard In the hlatorlo chamber. The house
was in no mood to treat the aubject other
wise than seriously, although In the re
marks which were made the references to
the president alomat Invariably were
couched In .parliamentary language. Nor
was the president without his supporters.
Floor and Galleries Crowded.
In anticipation of the report, the effect
of which was to administer a rebuke to
the president there waa one of the largest
attendances of members of this session,
while the galleries at al ltlmes were filled
to their capacity. To accommodate the
crowd, the door opening Into the corridors
were thrown open and these were choked
wlth persons, while standing In line behind
them were hundred of others. There waa
not a moment during the day that the
gallery was not fully occupied, many of
tfie foreign representatives being com
pelled to sit on the steps of the aisles. This
also was true of the president's gallery,
although no member of hla Immediate fam
ily waa preaent. Neither waa hla son-in-law,
Representative Longworth of Ohio,
In hia seat during any part o flhe day.
So great was the interest in the proceed
ings that many aenatora came over to the
houae and sat for several hours.
Toward the close of the debate, Mr.
Gardner endeavored to secure Che adoption
of a substitute for the resolution In the
shape of an amendment expressing confi
dence In ths committee on appropriations
and then the postponement ot the whole
matter until Monday, but he was over
whelmingly outovted. -
Committee Brings In Report.
Having given consideration to the presi
dent's further views regarding the secret
service, contained In his message to the
house of representatives laat Monday, ths
special committee appointed to deal with
the subject today brought in Its final
Accompanying it was a resolution which
declared it to bo the sense of th house
that It shall decline to consider any com
munication from any source which is not
respectful, recommending that the objec
tionable portions of the message be laid
on the table and that slmlllsr action be
taken with respect to the mesaaga of laat
Monday, because of its being "unresponsive
to the Inquiry of the bouse" as to what
ths president meant when be said, "rsferi lug
to th limitation placed upon the field of
operations of tbo secret service that ths
'chief argument In favor of th provision
(Continued oa Sixth Page.)
CLIPPING OF WINGS
Douglas Sfnatori Not to Have it All
Their Own Way on Organization.
ANTI-CORPORATION MEN WAKE
First Break in the Program Comet
on the Banking Committee.
FIGHT ON OTHER POSITIONS
House Committees Expected to Be
Ready for Monday's Caucus.
POOL IS INCLINED TO KICK OVER
Says He Will Approve of Only Snch
Portlona of Committee Recom
mendations as Pleases
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Jan. 8. (Special.) "Tho
wings of the senate organisers have been
clipped, except possibly on the option
This lt the opinion of a leading sena
tor of the majority party expressed to
day after tho cnmmlUeo on stundlng
committees had been In scBSlon for scv
ersl hours and adjourned until Monday,
when the completion of tho committees
will be taken up.
Tho assertion Is possibly true, unless
the senator is deceived, in the outward
menlfetatlon of a conciliatory spirit from
the Douglas county delegation. He he
been assured, however, that the commit
tees will not be plugged, as evidently whs
the Intention at the outset, in the favor
of the allied interests.
For the last few duya the Douglas con
tingent that started In to rule with a
high hand has been more cautious. Tim
Introduction of the Pier motion to In
crease the number of the banking com
mittee to seven was public notice of
their capitulation. Since then there have
been other evidences to the same effort.
It has since transpired that the Douglas
county managers, who seised the commit 'ce
on standing committees and attempted to
appoint all the bankers In the senate on
the banking cdmmltlee, with men on the
railroad and corporation committees that
were unsatlH factory to tho more radical
members, found they would have been a
minority in a caucus of the msjorlty party
at any time the members were called.
Quietly, a few of the leaders opposed to
the methods Instituted, circulated a call tor
a caucus snd had the assurance of Senators
Tlbbets, Henry and Dlers that they would
"'en the call if necessary to protest against
I lno action oi tne sianaing committee, vt i-.n-
. . .,, , .. ,h rnlra
would have been helpless, and they yielded
on the banking committee gracefully, with
out the necessity of holding the caucus.
They are now In the act of yielding on
some of the other committees, but tlio
process is a heart rending one and It !
quite likely that the oppoalrlorf to them lit
the majority ranks. If caught napping at
any time, will yet be outgeneraled.
How Hla to Was Flare).
The slate was to put Barton of Saline
county at the head of the railroad commit
tee. Bartos Is the manager of a brewery
and has an interest In a bank.
Opposed to him for chairman la Senator
oma ,f valley county, whose resolution In
jolnt ,eMon quickly settled the tangle Intu
whoh the democrats had corio through tin
lnf istpnce ct senator Ransom on hla mo-
Uo for an jmmdat. recanvass. Th
Dou,ia county men have found there ab
eome ,hsrp wits in the membership ami
are now aparrlng for wind in an effort t
nlahe headway against them. It Is nov.
iBl(1 that Mr olta wj b a membr of th
I x-aallroad committee If he is not its chsli -
The same procesa Is under way with other
committees. Need for extreme diplomacy
la evidenced by the fact tho Douglas county
members are anxious not to alienate an.,
member who may vote against county oi -tlon
who Is not committed by cuinpslg i
pledge to either Bide. There are a few su li
In the upper house. When the lineup finally
comes out the position of a number, ax I
possibly some republicans, may be explaliu 1
In this manner. It has been made knoa n
that ths republicans will not be given tl
worat of it from top to bottom of the 11 -i
In the distribution of committee places.
Mr. Bryan Is still watching the legialatu -earefully.
At the Inaugural reception
was extremely cordial to a number of tl..i
mlntirlty members. He fears the corpora
tion members may,' by their alertness, over-
tome his desires and undoubtedly would I.?
Brateful for a lift In a pinch, but there 1 1
no disposition to grsnt It by the party r,-
tesentattvea as a whole. Some Individual
members, with local bills to push, have
teen consulting the majority,
As the senate stand thera ar twenty
rtemocrsts and thirteen republicans, asven-
"n being necessary to control. Four dein-
acrata at any time voting with th repuU-
licans might take declaive action, or a
slightly larger number of republican vot
ing with either faction of the democrats
would be a majority.
Work oa House Commltteea.
Leaders of the house are spending thr'r
time today whipping the membera Into Ur.i
on the selection of stsndlng committer i.
The list will be made up and submitted to
he caucus scheduled In ad vane of the
liouse session Monday.
Clark of Richardson la after the chalr
knanahlp of the committee on Judiciary, am!
H the standing committee haa Its way abort
It ha will get the Job, while If the speak
Is able to exert any Influence over tho d -liberations
Shoemaker of Douglas count y
may actually get the Job.
Shoemaker was a Pool man from the
start and came to Lincoln In that frame
of mind, so Pool Is under some obligation
to the Omaha statesman. On the other
hand Clark la at the head of Ihe commute
aelected to advise with the apeaker ai d
he may be able to get the Job for hlmaelf.
Notwithstanding Mr. Bryan waked Pcil
at 7 o'clock in the morning to tell him to
aubmlt to his dictation. Pool haa given It
out cold that he will take tho advloa of
the stsndlng committee only In so far a
Its suggestions are in line with hla own
Henry Gerdes of Lincoln county Is prob
ably in line for tho head place on ti n
ways and meana committee, as he haa he I
previous experience In the work wblili
this committee will be called upon to d i.
Wilson of Pulk Is sfter the chslrmanahl t
of the committee on bunking? as aro Bon
an of Nuckolls and Greb ot Cuming.
Th minority party will submit Ita pro
posed membership on eummltteoa to th -majority
caucua on Monday afternoon. Ov
of courtesy to Speaker Pool tho eleotlu
(Continued oa FourtA Pag-J
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