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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORXIXfl, MAY f, 1PW TWELVE PAGES.
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Iowa Senator Draws Tire from
Aldrich, Lodge, Tillman and
on Way Home
Aeroplanists Will Do Some Secret
Work and Then Return to
TAKE AN A1TEAI
Ambassadors from Germany and
China Make Addresses at Final
Injunction in Railroad Rate Cases to
Be Taken to Supreme Court of
Also Says Senate Bil s
BILL READ FOR
Test Comes on .
SENATE COMMITTEE IS SUSTAINED
It II a Increased Dntr f 2 T-S Pro.
t ided In House Bill to 8 8-8
Onli Chat-fed. hr the
WASHINGTON, May 6 The tariff bill
was again taken up In the senate today for
the consideration of committee amendments
that were passed over upon the first read
ing of the bill after It had been practically
Islrl aside for ten days while senators have
ween making speeches on the measure ss
a whole. Small progress was made in the
consideration of tht measure as a whole,
but eight pages being considered before
adjournment. There was much debate on
the various amendments that were acted
Senator Dolllver concluded his speech be
When Senator Dolllver arose to resume
his speech on the wool and cotton schedules
of the tariff bill shortly after the senate
assembled today, but few senators were
In their places. Mr. Nelson suggested "no
quorum." Senators came In rapidly in re
sponse to the call and fifty-six answered
to their names. Mr. Dolllver Immediately
proceeded with his discourse. Senator Aid
rich was not In his seat at the beginning
of the session.
Replying to a suggestion Mr. Aldrich
mad yesterday, Mr. Dolllver declared that
it mad no difference to him If a man of
the acute mind or Senator Vest had found
in the Dingley bill anme of the things ha
himself had discovered In the pending
"My friends, the senator from Rhode Is
land," he continued, "seemed to get a good
deal of comfort yesterday by sneefing at
me because I had sought the advice of
persons qualified to apeak on these ques
tions. ) Such a. thing was not only uncalled
for, but It Is little short of ridiculous when
the senator sits here snd in answer to
questions reads from pamphlets prepared by
experts. In view of that course, I submit
he Is In no position to complain If I talked
with wise and good men to prepare myself
to address this body and tht people of the
"Th .UI -pending before the senate," he
said, "was largely a matter of mathe
matics and it could be understood by care
Cottei Rates Increased.
Recalling that Mr. Aldrich had said yes
terday that It would be shown to the sen
ate that no changes Increasing the cotton
rates had been made by the senate com
mitter) on finance, Mr. Dolllver said that
If that was a correct statement he would
expect all the Items carrying senate amend
ment to be stricken from the emaaure.
The fact was, he said that the cotton rates
were Increased. He then read from a New
York newspaper, which, he added, hud for
twenty cavs been watchful of the spirit
ual fide of the senator from Massachu
setts (Mr. TOdgc), a statement to the effect
that Mr. I-odge had said that aa reported
f r p,i tha rnmmlltA ml flninc, n n .Ha -.--
ton schedule as amended by the senate
committee was "of great value to Massa-
el needs.' Yha same article, ho said, also
appeared In a Boston paper.
' Mr. Lodge appearing in the chamber at
.this moment, recognized the reading of
the statement and m.ule Inquiry concerning
It, to which Mr. iKilllver replied that he
(Mr. Ijodgc) was quoted as saying that
"the ad valorem rate on cotton had been
Increased." Mr. Lodge said that must ba
"I stated," ha said, "the advalorem rates
had not been Increased."
"Then, responded Mr. Dolllver, promptly,
"you wore mistaken in stating that, as I
have demonstrated to the senate, and If
you did not state that to the Boston news
paper, you omitted a very Important part
of your duty."
"I have mathematically demonstrated
that these rates have been increased, " said
"I have great doubt about your mathe
matical demonstration," responded Mi'.
"I also." said tha Iowan, bowing to the
lasichuaetts senator, "have grave doubts
about some of the Infirmities of yourself."
Referring to the board of appraisers at
New York aa "elder statesmen who failed
to lx re-elected," Mr. Dolllver explained
tht inerceiisntlon of cotton, declaring that
tha I cent a yard for that or similar
processes provided In the bill waa In excess
cf the cost of mercerixatlon.
Brlrka sr Bouaetsf
Mr. Smoot said the mercerixatlon process
. required Egyptian or long Sea Island cot
ton. Mr. Dolllver denied this statement,
and, turning to the democratic side, said
that waa the cctton for which tha senator
from Bout! Carolina had so strenuously
worked lor a tariff duty.
Mr. Tillman quickly disavowed amy desire
. to have a duty on Sea Island ootton. He
added he was enjoying seeing tha senator
from Iowa "throwing bricks at his col
league on the republican side," but that
lie did not want him to throw them at him.
"I thought I waa throwing him a bou
quet." responded Mr. Dolllver.
Mr. Bmoot declared cttton lost something
"Yes." replied Mr. Dolllver, "the process
of marceriiallon Is lika waahlng your hands
, cf course you lose a little In the waste."
After the laughter on tha floor and In
the galleries bad died out Mr. Dolllver
resumed. Ha said ha did not hold the
rriembeis of tha finance committee re-
sponsible for tha bill, as they had been
fcroad to hire merchants to explain tha
tnsaaure to them.
Mr. Dolllver said the time waa coming
whan tha eooUovsrsy over the tariff would
be transferred by law to a tribunal, wtiei
, It culd ba passed upon "with mora wisdom
tha a person waa Habla to meat about
the cerrldors of the oapltol."
Mr. Dolllver waxaed bis colleagues tbat
Continue ea Second Page )
I.ONDON. Mar 6.-Vllhur and Orvllle
Wright embarked today for New lork. A
large gathering of members of the Aero
club bade the American aviators farewell
from London. The presence of the Wright
brothers In London has been the sensa
tion of the week and was overshadowed
only by th budget.
Orvllle Wright said he and his brother
were going home to conduct further experi
ments of a secret nature. On their re
turn to England In the autumn they will
carry out some Importsnt trials for the
British government, the character of which
he was not permitted to divulge.
The public meetings exciting widespread
protests In the matter of the government's
apathy In the field of aeroplanatlcs have
had their effect, and Premier Aaqulth to
day announced that the authorities were
providing adequate means to employ the
highest scientific talent with the object of
devlaing and constructing dirigible bal
loons and aeroplanes and to carry on a
continuous series of experiments and In
Prison Terms for
Councilman Klein Gets Three and a
riTTSBt'RO, May 5 Sentence were Im
posed today on seven persons convicted In
tho municipal graft case aa follows:
W. W. Ramsey, former national bank
president, convicted of bribery, one year
and six months' Imprisonment, and a fine
of $1,000; Captain John F. Klein, council
man, two years and a fine of $1,000 on the
bribery conviction and one year and six
months on the conspiracy conviction; Jo
seph W'aeson and William Brand, former
counollmen, each one year and 'six months
and a fine of $500 for conspiracy; H. M.
Bnlger. hotel keeper, two years and a fine
of $500 for bribery; Charles Colbert and
John Colbert, convicted of attempting to
bribe a Jury In the Ramsey bribery case,
two ynars and a fine of $500 each.
Former Bank Cashier A. A. Vllsack was
not sentenced today.
President of Gas Company Buys Elec
tric Light Plant and Street
BOONE. la.. May 5. (Special Telegram).
Colonel E. O. Prnet .of Chicago, capitalist
and president of the Boone Gas company,
baa secured an option on the Reynolds
Electric Lighting and Street Railway com
pany and the Boone suburban road and the
Central heating plant nndvlll ask the
council for a suitable franchise to combine
The plans Involve an outlay of about $200,
000 on the original plants and nearly aa
much in Improvements to tho electric light
plant and street car system. The plant
also Includes the extension of the Boone
suburban to Ogden, eight miles away.
Trial of Sugar
i Criminal Proceedings Against Man
Charged with Manipulating
NKAV YOIiK. May 5. Criminal proceed
ings as an outgrowth of tha government's
suit against the American Sugar Refining
company, which resulted In disclosures of
wholesale underwelghlng of sugar Imports,
were begun by tha federal authorities here
today. This Is the case of Thomas Kehoe,
a checker on tha docks of tha company in
Brooklyn, who Is charged with being one
of the men who took part in fraudulent
manipulation of the scales.
SESSION ON C0UNTRY LIFE
Delegation from Inilhwcil Attends
Meeting of Commission at
OCTHRIE. Okl.. May 5-With delega
tions from Arkansas, Louisiana, New
Mexico, Arliona, Kansas and Texas In at
tendance, the southwest Interstate commis
sion on country life convened In this city
today for a three days' session.
The convention, which Is the first of Its
nature ever held In Oklahoma, la called for
the purpose of considering wsys and means
for the betterment of country schools,
country roads and country Ufa in general.
Prominent speakers from all parts of the
anuthweet will deliver addresses. Governor
Charles N. Haskell delivered the address
of welcome on behalf of the state of Okla
homa at this morning's session. He was
followed by Governor T. M. Campbell of
Texaa, who responded on behalf of the
The Interest of tha people of Oklahoma
tn the meeting la Intense. Delegations of
from one to four persons from every county
In tha atate are present.
Today's addresses Include, "The Future
of the Southwest," by Lee Cruee of Ard
more. Okl.; "Dry Farming," by State Su
perintendent R. I I.ong of Phoenix. Aria.
At tonight' session Edward Hystt of
Sacramento. Cal.. a 111 speak on "Country
Life Conveniences." J. A. McLaughlin,
president of the Central Normal school at
Hdmond, Okl., will talk on "Some Leaks
on a Farm and Their Remedy."
HEIRESS IS GIVEN ALIMONY
Wife of PHare Sec a res
from H nmkaaal la
PAR IS, May S. Princess Robert De
Broglte. who waa a Miss Estelle Alexan
der of San Francisco, waa today granted
a divorce from hr husband on th
round of desertion. She was given also
the custody of her child and alimony of
I so a mo ith.
Leap from Koank Story.
TOLEDO. X, May e.-Dollr1oua from ill.
nass. Captain William Cbok. a prominent
LUk and a rimed drill maater, leaped from
a fourth-story window today and waj in
ARGUMENTS IN KANSAS CITY
State Attorney General Makes State
. ment on Witness Stand.
M'PHERSON HEARS ARGUMENT
Railroads Want the Temporary Order
STATEMENT BY JUDGE PHILLIPS
He Presides at Openlnar of Conrt
and After F.splalnlng Ilia
Connection with Case)
KANSAS CITY. May li. "Th'r h
been so much talk about the decree of
this court In the Missouri railroad rate
rases that It seems strange to me thai
an appeal has not been taken from that
decree. Do you Intend to appe.ii?"
"Yes, sclr; a transcript la now bflng
prepared for an appeal to the aupreme
court of the United States."
Judge Smith McPherson presiding aeged
the foregoing question and Attorney
General Ma)or testifying gnvo the hi swer
this afternoon .it tlie hearing in the
federal court to decide whether or not
the temporary restraining order of the
federal court ' enjoining' the atate from
Interfering In the rate cases was to be
made permanent. Judge McPherson hud
recalled Attorney General Major to Uie
stand to ask tin question.
"Well, why have you waited so long lo
file your appeal T' continued the Judge.
"Because tho record of the case Is quite
voluminous and It will require eomo time
to complete the transcript. Besides the
law allows two yeara In which to file an
appeal." responded the attorney general.
The attorney general was subjected to a
cross-fire examination from the railroad
attorneys, with an occasional question from
the court because of his action at Jeffer
son City yesterday In filing quo warranto
proceedings against the railroads.
Slebert Jones, circuit t attorney of St.
Louis, testified that the Injunction suit
which he filed against the railroads re
straining them from putting Into effect a
J-ccnt passenger rate waa Inspired by
The attorneys announced that all their
evidence had been submitted and court ad
journed until tomorrow, when the argu
ments will begin.
flatus of Pending; Cases,
Missouri's rate case waa again up for
cnoslderatlon In the federal court here to
day, when Judge Smith McPherson heard
arguments for a permanent Injunction to
restrain the state courts and state officials
from interfering in this litigation, which
originated In tha United States court.
An amended decree to the original pa
senger and freight rate decision waa filed
in Kansas City April 17 by Judge McPher
son. It restrained the atate courts from
Interfering In the regulation of rates, but
tt. was general in its application. Judge
John F. Philips Isrued an Injunction a
week later In the federnl court which abso
lutely tied the hands of every state court.
every state and county official and every
private cltlien against regulating railroad
rates. Arguments for a permanent In
junction on Judge Philips' order were set
for today. This order was Intended to
prevent the circuit court of St. Louis from
proceeding with an Injunction against the
railroads In Missouri. The Injunction In
the state court In St. Tenuis charges that
the railroads In Missouri are In an unlaw
ful combination to Increase passenger
rates. It waa Instituted by Seebert Jones,
circuit attorney of St. Tjouls, at the sug
gestion of state officers.
All of the proceedings of the federal
court for the western district of Missouri
In these rate esses have, with a single ex
ception, been handled by Judge McPher
son, who Is the presiding Judge of the
southern district of Iowa. Judge Philips,
who Is presiding Judge In the United States
district court for the western dis
trict of Missouri, has. In the mean
time, been engaged with cases In the cir
cuit court of apnea In. and hl only entry
Into the present litigation haa been to issue
the temporary restraining order against the
state courts, simply to save Judge Mc-
I Pherson from coming to Kansas City to
perform that act.
At the opening of the court here today
Judge Phillips assumed the bench only long
enough to make a brief statement of his
connection with the esses, this as a result
of Representative Murphy's resolution de
manding a congressional Investigation of
tha acta of these two judges. Judge Philips
then vacated the bench and Judge Mc
Pherson. who had arrived during the morn
ing from St. Louis, waa left to hear the
arguments of the state and the railways
tn the Injunction suit.
Statement by Judge Phillips.
Judge Philips said he deemed It proper
at this Juncture to state "what every In
formed persona knows," that the rate casus
were passed upon and left entirely to
Judge McPherson, he having been assigned
to that work at the very outset of their
consideration In court. Judge McPherson
was given control of these cases. Judge
Philips said, because he himself had to
take up the work of the United States
court of appeals. Rate cases were of such
a nature that It was necessary that they
be taken tn charge by a Judge who could
go continuously through with htem. He
said tha final decree waa rendered by
Judge McPherson and that later Judge Mc
Pherson gave a supplementary decision.
Ha said because of tha absence pf Judge
McPherson from Kansas City and the exi
gencies of the situation did not penult of
delay, he waa asked by Judge McPherson
to act provisionally In granting a tempor
ary restraining order aguinat designated
persons about ten days ago. Ho consented
and granted tha temporary order, a hear
ing on which was tho bualneos of tha court
'As every lawyer knows," said Judge
Phillips, "a temporary order does not touch
tho merits of the cas, but la mado to main
tain tha statue quo of the points Involved."
Continuing Judge Philip said:
"I want It distinctly understood that I do
not want to shirk any reapnnelblllty what
ever. I do not want to shift one atom of
responsibility that belongs to me upon
Judge McPherson. My rearnnaibllity la de
termined by my oath of office and I reuiiae
what la my reopuualblrlty to the public."
Prom tlie Philadelphia Inquirer.
PLUMS WILL SOON BE RIPE!
Supervising of Census Taking is
Attracting Some Applications.
NEBRASKA DEMOCRATS NOT IN IT
Senator Brown and BnrVctt Likely
to Dispone of This I'll Irnnaxe in
First, rcrf wnd Third
(From a Staff CorreepnnoVnt.)
WASHINGTON, ' May 6. iSpeclal Tele
gram.) So soon as the census bill, now
In conference between the Hu hoiuei of
congress, shall pass end be signed by the
president there w'U AJ at least. 400 good
places out of the civoivsei vice which will
fall principally to representatives and del
egates In the house, by recommendation of
men whom they may favor in their dis
tricts to service aa supervisors of the next
census. These positions of supervisors pay
$1.5rt) and an additional tl for each
names enumerated In each dlctrlct and
are therefore looked upon as plums.
In Nehraska a peculiar condition exists.
th? house membership being etiually di
vided as between republicans and dem
ocrats. The threje republican numbers
have not yet, according to individual staie
ments, given any thought aa to whom they
may recommend as supervisors of census
In their districts.
The First, Second and Third Nebraska
districts are represented by democrats and
according to general custom will lie dom
inated by Senators Burkett and Frown nnd
their suggestions will receive recognition
at the hands of President Taft. Of course,
as the census bill has not yet been enacted
Into law, Nebraskans are not prct-scd for
time In making selections for supervisors,
but nevertheless there Is abundant evidence
already on record In the letter files of the
Nebraska delegation to indicate that there
are many patriots still In the prairie state
who would lend willing hands to l'n le
Sam In ascertaining how many children he
has In his family in June 1910.
Senator Norris Brown lias accepted an
Invitation extended to him by the board of
governors of the Nat:oual Soldiers' home
to address the vcciwim on Decoration day.
TWO MONTHS MORE OF SESSION
President Taft Believes Congress
Will Not Adjourn Before Jnne
15 or July 1.
WASHINGTON, May B.-Presldent Taft
has coma to the conclusion as a result of
taJks with senators and members of the
house of representatives during the last
two days that there Is little or no chance
for an adojurnment of congress before
June 15 or July 1.
Fonr Men Killed by Explosion.
MTBPOT'LA. Mont., May 4. An explosion
of dynamite today completely demolished
a steam shovel working at Tyler's ranch,
thirty miles rant of here on the Northern
Pacific railroad. The craneman of the
steam shovel and four helpers were killed.
Three others were seriously Injured.
The little fellow
in business has to
sell on a close mar
gin of profit. He has
notthecapital to in
vest in big ads so
he uses The Bee
Ttay are cheap every body
read them line for line and word
for word. The amall merchant who
carries his waat ad lb the emter
prUlng fellow who hag aomethlnf
to sell and ran aell ai a amatl profit.
Watch the want ada If you want
yeur dollar to by the snoa.
Have you read the want ads
Wl If x
RKJIIT INTO THE HEART OF HOLLAND.
JAMES C. IJAIII.M AX, D.
DA B. BUTLER, D.
C. . LOBECK, D.
City . Attorney.
H A R It V K. BI HN AM, D.
CHAHI.KS WITIUVELL, D.
OEOIHiF. W. CRAIG, R.
f LOUIS BERK A, R.
! i.KK BRIDGES, D.
a i.oiis nt'HNiifTKR, n.
4 1.. B. JOHNSOV, D.
B OOODLV BRICK ER, I.
w . s. siiEi.no, n.
T FRED SCIIROEDEH, R.
fl J. B. HUM VI EL, H.
tt THOMAS N'linvERX, D.
in A. c. ki ;Ei.. r.
II M. F. ITNKHOIUKR, r.
13 CHARLES M. DAVIS, R.
FRED II. HOVE, R.
WILLIAM J. IIUXTF.R, R.
CHARLES J. KARRACH, R.
WILLIAM F. WAPPIC'H, H.
Term in Prison
for Old Doctor
Kansas Physician Seventy-Five Years
Old Pleads Guilty to Counter
feiting; at Fort Scott.
FORT SCOTT. Kan., May 5 -Dr. J. Coun
terman of New Albany, 75 years of age,
pleaded guilty in the United Slates district
court here today to the charge of counter
feiting. In view of his age and his service
In the civil war. he was given the minimum
penalty, a year in prison and a S3. HO fine
on each of two counts.
Counterman's arrest a year ago marked
the end rf counterfeiting which was car
ried on In Wilson county several months
before the government officers broke up
Situation in Two Towns is Considered
Critical and Battleship Hur
ries to Scene.
BKIRLT. Asiatic Turkey, May 6. The
situation at Sidual and Deurtyul again Is
critical. Trouble is brewing and further
anti-ChiistUn outbreaks are feared. Five
hundred Turkish troops have been dis
patched to those two points. In addition
the British battleship Triumph, with the
British consul on board, left here this
morning for Deurtyul.
MAYOR ADOPTS NEW PLAN
Makes Appointments Under Scheme
ear lo Commission Form of
t.o vern ment.
MITCHKI.U 8. D., May -(Speclal ) -At
the city council meeting Mayor HUch-
k introduced an Innovation In the p
jsiintment of his committees for the coining
year by approaching as closa as possible
the commission form of city government
Five of the committees he simply appointed
one man to be in charge of the work In
that department and that ;.'rsoii will be
come responsible for everything done
therein. The other commit' ea the mayor
had to follow the state law an 1 name more
members on the committees. In all prob
ability a year henoe an election will be held
here lo tet tho popular feeling In resard
to placlrg Mitchell under the oommiaeton
form of government. In IiIj appointment
of officers. Mayor Hitchcock retained all
the men under tha first year of bis d-miuistratioii.
EVEN SPLIT ON OFFICES
Republicans and Democrats Each
Elect Eleven Men.
WITHNEIX HIGH MAN ON TICKET
Building Inspeetor Candidate of
Democrats Leads Dahlman by 100
Vole Jim's Excess Over
Breen la .1,110.
Complete returns of Tuesday's election
I from all the fifty-four precincts give the
republicans rleven offices and the demo
The, republicans elected the city engineer,
councllmun from tho Kirst, Third, Brv
rnth, lilglith, Tenth and Twelfth wards,
and the four members of the Hoard of Fire
and Police Commissioners. Tho democrats
elected the mayor, clerk, cotnpt roller, at
torney, building Inspector and councilmen
from the Second, Fourth, Fifth. Sixth.
Ninth and Kleventh wards. All the demo
crats elected nrc second-termers.
Mayor Dahlman, democrat. Is returned
by an imrensed majority over that re
ceived in 1!H. Three years ngo his ma
jority over Henson was 2.71M. His majority
this year over John P. Breen, republican,
is 3.110. Dfihlman's total vote, unofficial
count, Is li.P'.Ti. and Breen's Is 8.SO&.
C. H. Witliiiell, re-elected building in
spector, is IiIkIi man on the democratic
ticket, receiving 1,"31 votes, or l'Ni more
votes than polled for the heHd of the
ticket. Wilhncll's majority Is 3.012. In the
council L. B. Johnson of the Fourth ward
was returned by a majority of 1.34, the
highest vote for council on the democratic
ticket. W. S. Sheldon, democratic council
man from the Hlxth ward, was returned by
the smallest majority, the returns showing
that a rhanne of only LU votes would have
defeated hliu and elected Henry Ostrom,
the republican nominee.
Oeorge W. Craig, elected city engineer,
Is the high man on the republican ticket
with 7.7SO votes and a majority of l,S7fi over
William Anderson Aycrlgg, his democratic
opponent. John P. Crick, assistant city
engineer, received "K6 votes; M. J. Lacy, In
the engineering de partment, received 4;3
votes, and Thomas Shaw received MO votes,
all these being petition candidates.
Each of the republicans elected to the
council scented over R.Om votes and the ma
jorities range from 502. accorded lo
Schroeder in the Seventh, to 1.525 for Hum
mel In tho Eighth ward. Judge titTKa s
majority In the First la 711; Burmester's.
in the Third, 73ft; Kugel's, in the Tenth, is
1.4i8, and Davis' In the Twelfth. Is l lifrt.
The two bond propositions for the pur
chase of the water works and for erecting
fire engine houses carried by large major
ities. Vote on the
Figures That Show How the Citizens
Made Choice Between the
Following la the complete vote on mayor
and the other offices at the election of
Vote for Mayor.
1909, . 1908.
iota . ... soa
11th .. . . 40
Totals. 6S0 9995 819 7348 101B3 437
Butler, D Sell
Oreenleaf. It T.l
Ixiheck. D .Sk
H " w a sj
B 9 5 s
w - g
857 38 401 950 48
1034 . . 374 1177 33
1358 19 874 1436 37
713 30 730 748 36
994 . . 737 884 40
47 41 760 058 66
37 . . 763 98S 15
31 46 644 837 4
754 33 833 656 35
910 33 833 1143 87
589 . . 733 666 17
7S1 . . 349 637 47
(Continued en Second Pag)
BANQUET IN THE EVENING
Delegates Are Guests of Chicago
Association of Commerce.
FIRST FIREWORKS OF CONGRESS
Resolutions Introduced by Socialist
Nearly Start a Riot.
SLAM AT ARMY AND NAVY ADS
Mllnankre ieleara Holds Flaming;
Posters I p as False Lnre, bat
Conference Votes Mint
CH1CAOO. May o.-Feeltng that a real
stepf orward In the world's peace move
ment had been taken delegates to the sec
ond national peace congress brought their
thiee days' convention to a close with a
Ambassador Count von Bernstorff of
Germany and Minister Wu Ting Fang In
persons appeared for thelrr espective coun
tries, and Illness In his family alone pre
vented tho presence of Herman De t-ager-cranz,
the Swadish minister. Secretary ot
the Interior Balllnger repreaented the
United States. Others were Alfred Mitch
ell Innes, counsellor of the British em
bassy; K Mats ubai A, Japanese consul at
Chicago, and Dr. Halvdan Koht of the Uni
versity of Norway.
Tonight the delegates were entertained at
a banquet given by tho Chicago Association
of Commerce, Secretary Balllnger and Con
gressmen Tawney and Barlholdt being
among the speakors.
Tho acthltles of the day were led by
Ambassador von Bernstorff und Congress
Mr. Bartholdt presided at the afternoon
session, tin one occasion he tangled the
respective countries of tho Oerman and
Chinese diplomats, saying:
"I now have the honor of Introducing to
you the official representative of a nation
where militarism Is spelled with a small
m' and peace with a large 'P.' " said he.
"I have t lie honor to prooent his excellency,
Wu Ting Fang, minister of the Oerman
empire In the United States " The mis
take was soon noticed and the ehalrmon
was stopped by shouta of laughter. He
then announced that the negotiations which
have been dropped for a year or so for an
arbitration treaty between the United
States and Germany have been resumed.
Mr. Bartholdt declared that not one dollar
had been expended to fortify this country
against Canada, and that at the last Hague
conference America and Great Britain
stood together on a resolution for gradual
disarmament of the nations.
Fo the benefit of Mr. Matsubera, touch
ing on the late race trouble in California,
the congressman smilingly remarked that
war clouds In the United States have a
propensity for darkening the horlr-on Just
before the matter of appropriations for the
army and navy come up.
Only Fireworks In Session,
The only fireworks of the congress were
let off at the forenoon session, pieslded
over by Mr. Justice Moore of the supreme
court of Michigan.
It happened after tho congress had of
ficially adopted a platform In strict keep
ing with Its well known principles along
broad lines, carefully avoiding matters of
sectional or political controversy.
Mr. Simons arose with words of
"whereases." and "be It resolved," outlin
ing socialistic beliefs nnd accomplishments,
and attributing the causes of war to "the
exploitation of lalior and the Impoverish
ment of those who toll."
Great confusion followed. The regular
platform had been read and amidst the
turmoil aroused by the Simon resolutions
there were repeated calls for the original
question. On a viva voce vote tha report
nf the resolutions committee carried unani
mously. Then Simons resolution was discussed
amid a scene of further confusion.
J. J. Iglcluirt opposed the resolution, say-
"My opinion la that this convention will
lose more or lets ot its moral force, espe
cially with the countries of Europe, If we
Interject a partisan view of any question
like this Into the record."
This declaration was received with ap
plause, and a motion to lay on the table
was promptly seconded. It finally was car
ried by a vote of two to one.
J. J. Sultaire of Milwaukee presented a
resolution deprecating tho alluring posters
used by the army and navy recruiting de
partments In seeking new material. Mr.
ftultalre declared that while there could
be no objection to legitimate advertising,
he branded the flaming posters used at
present as unwarranted lures which over
persuaded the youth of the land tb leave
their families. This motion, however, was
An exchange of formal greetnga be.
tween the diplomatic representatives of
various nations and a business ses
sion to consider the prsotlcal results
of the gathering of peace envoys con
stituted the last day'e work of the con
gress. Joseph B. Moore, Justice of the su
preme court of Michigan, presided over tha
business session. Ten-minute talks were
maile by eight delegates. Alfred H. Ive
of Philadelphia, president of the Universal
i'eai-c union. k"poke on compulsory peace.
Mrs. Fannie Fern Andrews of Boston,
secretary of the American School Peace
league, told of the work of that organiza
tion. Henry C. Nll. s of York, Pa , told of his
stale s experience In slate peace congresses.
Other tptHkere were Hev. J. 1 Tryon of
Boston, aii.-lft.iiit secretary of the American
Peace society, who spoke of "The London
peace Congress of l'JW." snd Rev. Gilbert
Bowles of Tokio. Japan.
Congressman Richard Bartholdt of Mis
souri presided at the "International Greet
ings" session. The principal speakers were
Count Johsnn Helnrlch von Bernstorff, the
German ambassador; Wu Ting-fang, ihvj
Chlnesu ambassador, and Becretary of the
Interior Kichard A. Balllnger.
Test of I'eare Heavlnlloas.
The congiess today adopted the following
"hereas, civilization has now rest lied
a point where conscience, rason snd the
sense of brotherhood are Increasingly con
trolling men In their relatione to each
other; when private war and tha dual have
wholly, or largely, disappeared, and the
different nations have created for them-
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