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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 21.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 10, 1909-SIXTEEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Last Day at Denver ii Devoted to
Hearing Several Notable
PHYSICAL HEALTH TALKED OF
Chicago Kan Says it is Essential to
DOWNWARD OR I
Money to Carry
Work is Found
The Financial Outlook
His Selection of Conferees Said to Bo
in Interest of Senate
NAMES RADICAL STANDPATTERS
Payne Declared to Be Disgruntled at
TAFT ON THE EARNINGS TAX
He Disapproves of Taxation of "Hold
President Will Talk' Tla. o the
Conferees on the Tariff
Enough in Fund to Provide for
Existing Contracts, and Plans
MAKEUP OF TWO COMMITTEES
ECONOMICS FOE THE GIRLS
Educator Pleads for More Instruction
CALLS IT DUTY OF SCHOOLS
UiMnri Bitch ted Beeanee of UiiorMM
Wlvn Touching Dotnestte
Speeches of I)r.
DENVER, Colo., July a With a final
round of department meeting, round table
pathf Tints, directors' conferences, topped
off with a monster maul meeting in the
Auditorium the National Education asso
ciation came to a close tonight.
rr. Henry B. Favlll, M. D.. of Chicago,
president of the Chicago Municipal Voters'
league, was the principal speaker. His
subject, "Should the Public School Be the
Bulwark of Public Health TM was one of
Intense Interest because of tha attention
given school hygiene and manual training
during tha convention. Ha said: .
"Physical health la the basis of mental
and moral Integrity. The question of pub
llo health la tha most vital question con
nected with social and moral progress.
This Involves, howaver, an Intelligent
broadening of school activities to the point
of corelating through the school the social
activities of Its contingent community.
"Tha relation of tha school ta tha child
during the formative porloa" of Its life,
the period during which the child la re
ceiving his growth, mental and physical,
puts beyond question- tha obligation to es
tablish this Ideal."
Thla waa the argument made by Dr.
Favlll In ' his contention that the school
Is the guardian of tha' health of the child.
Frank Chapman 8harp, professor of
philosophy tff the University of Wiscon
sin, gave an illustration from a Wisconsin
school of an experiment in. moral educa
tion, which he said waa beyond question
s Norniels .Arc Defended.
Another defense of tha normal school
as a preparatory school for teachers as
against tha claims of tha university edu
cators that the ' normal Is Insufficient was
made this morning .In the department of
normal snhoola of the National Education
Tha closing days of tha association meet
ing opened with meetings In the depart
ment of art, child study, normal education,
rural and agricultural' and physical. Nota
. bla In tha departtnenfof physical training i
was tha consensus of opinion among teach-
ere against foot bait as an athletic sport
and tha general feeling that sturdy boya
ara given tha preference tn physical work
to the detriment of their weaker brothers.
This evening at tha general aesalon of
tha association Dr. Henry ft. Favlll, II. D.,
of Chicago will discuss the question of
whether tha school should ba the bulwark
of public health. Dr. FavM was to have
spoken last night, but waa stalled tn Kan
sas by a railway wreck.
"Our cities are filled with miserable
women, ' heart-sick men, and blighted
homes, due to a lack of Instruction , for
girls In the grammar and high school
courses In tha fundamentals, of home eco
nomic." This was the statement made by
President Cree T. Work of tha College of
Industrial Arts, Denton, Tex., In an ad
dress at tha National Education associa
tion convention today. Tha speaker. In
tha address, which waa delivered before
tha department of manual training, pleaded
for the more' general Introduction Into tha
public school curriculum of arts and sci
ences related to home lntereets. Presi
dent Work reoognixed the desirability of
Vocational Schools for women, but em
phasised the Idea that the courses In such
schools should also provide thorough prac
tical training In me economics, because,
ahatever tha present ambitions and oc
cupations of the girls, they will soma day
have homes ta direct. ,
Not Lot of Sport.
"Our girls should know tha "how" of the
art of housekeeping and homemaktng at
leat fully as well aa their mothers, and
the 'why' a good deal better," said the
tptaker. "The financial problems of the
home and household accounts must be
atudled. A practical acquaintance with
tha problems of housekeeping adds to tha
freedom and comfort of women and girls.
and also prepares them for taking their
part In safeguarding the home against
tha Impositions of a conscienceless com
mercial ' world. ThrouKh such training
time and opportunity ara gained for the
all-Important Intellectual and social life
f the home."
"Tha training of teachers, provision for
sxtenslon and demonstration work In home
tconomlca, anil - tbe further Introduction
if Industrial arts and sciences Into the
urrtcula of. vA- elementary and secondary
lohuol". wire pointed out as most Impor
:ant tlcps to ba taken for tha preserva
t on and upbuilding of tha American
Wyoming Man Talks.
Ira B. Fee of Cheyenne, Wyo., spoke as
"Foot ball In the secondary schools Is
I lay.d by boy from U to U years old-
boys who have not yet attained full age
.and development, in many ways a great
mental acumoit can be developed by the
training that Is given by this game. But
( believe that the benefit derived Is more
:han counterbalanced by tha risk of physt
sal Injury and this Is the almost unanimous
re-dlct of physicians with whom I have
talked concerning this branch of athletics.
"The long distance runs I unqualifiedly
condemn for boys o( a high school age.
Tha long and grueling contest la a painful
'ax -on tha heart and lungs, and cases
lave several times eome under my observa
tion where boys, coirpeting tn the distance
runs have as a -result become Incurably
afflicted with heart trouble,"
Mr. Fee advocated a system of athletics
hloh will protect weak and strong alike
1 training, racket ball and hand ball he
; egarded as the Ideal sports.
triads Old Spanish Coins.
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss.. July tA
auantltv of old Spanih coins were un
earthed by W. T. Wood whlie digging e
poslhule in his yard here yesterday. Many
pf the coins bore the date bf 1771 The
attest waa dated uu
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July . (Special Tele
gram.) Secretary Balllnger today gave out
a statement which shows Skat the Increase
of the reclamation fund, caused by the
disposal of public lands for the fiscal year
ended June 80, la estimated at 17,770.000.
As not all of tha land offices have
yet bean heard from, this osUmate Is sub
ject to minor corrections. There has alsj
aocrwed to tha fund through repayment
of building charges S1.OCO.000. Not all of
this Is paid In, as charges do not become
delinquent until after the failure to make
two payments. The balance available In
tha treasury to meet existing contracts
and carry on work to December 11, UCv,
Is $4,600,000. In addition Is an amount of
$1,400,000 from the $7,770.0110 above named,
this being advanced to cover contracts now
In hand. The existing contracts and lia
bilities on unpaid accounts and expenses
Incidental to carrying out various con
tracts will absorb all of this amount.
Plana are, therefore, being made to utilise
funds available for 1810. These plana will
be presented to the secretary of the In
terior after a conference of the leading
engineers of tha reclamation service at
Portland, Ore., during the latter part of
The government has accepted the bid of
Bishop O'Gorman of Sioux Falls, 6. D., for
the purchase of the Indian school building
at Chamberlain, S. D., the sale of which
was authorized In the last Indian appro
priation bill. Bishop O'Gorman offers $30,
100 for tha property and It baa been ac
cepted. Senator Gamble was today Informed by
the assistant secretary of the navy that
the Marine band will be permitted to go
to Mitchell, 8. D., during the Corn Palace
week, September 27 to October 2. This is
South Dakota's big state event. The ex
penses of the band will be borne by the
Corn Palace management.
Senators Brown, Cummins and Borah
leave for Atlantic City tomorrow aa
guests of Senator Dixon of Montana In
the latter's touring car. They will motor
to Philadelphia, thence to Atlantlo City
C. F. Kimball, city attorney of Council
Bluffs, Is In 'Washington on his way to
Asheville, N. C, to attend the national
convention of the dramatic order of the
Knlghta of Khorassen, a branch of the
Knights of Pythlae.
Jamea E. Kelby, associate counsel for
tha Burlington at Omaha. Is In Washing
ton on his way to Atlantlo City.
The application of F. O. Holbert, F. A.
McCormack, L. . C. Barbour. Fred 8. Free
and P. D. Corall. to organise the First Na
tional bank of Plalnvlew, Neb., with $40,000
capital, has been approved by the comp
troller- of the currency.
Iowa postmasters appointed: Angus,
Boone county, Joseph Simpson, vice M.
Williamson, removed; Botha, Shelby
county, Metella C. Mlsner, vice J. E. Stone
baugh, resigned; Greenville, Clay county,
Lucy L. Harvey, vice F. Sherman, re
signed. Thaw Hearing
Justice Gaynor Denies Motion for
Removal of Case to New
NEW YORK, July . Supreme Court
Justice Gaynor today denied the motion re
cently made before him for the removal of
the Thaw Insanity hearing from West
chester county to New York county.
Justice Gaynor referred to New York
county's plea that the convenience of ex
pert witnesses would be served by the
case's removal to New York and said:
"Thaw has now been confined In the
state lunatic asylum for a year, and the
experienced and practical physicians In
charge there ought to suffice for the ex
perts of the state on the question whether
this man has recovered and may safely
be set at large."
TWO FRENCHMEN FIGHT DUEL
Not Even Bystnndera An Injured In
Combat on the Field of
PARIS, July 9.-M. Caillaux, the minis
ter of finance, who was struck In the faoe
as he was leaving the aenata chamber
yesterday by Charles Bos, a former
deputy, fought a duel with his assailant
this afternoon on the Bols Vlncennea. The
weapons used were pistols, and after the
exohange of two shots, which did no dam
age, the duellists left the field unrecon
ciled. Royal Family
LONDON. July -Practically all tha
members of tha royal family at present
In London were the guests at Dorchester
house this evening on the occasion of the
dinner and dance given by the American
ambassador and Mrs. Whltelaw Reid In
honor of the king and queen and Princess
This waa the second time that tha king
has dined with Ambassador Reid, but this
evening, for the first time. Queen Alex
andra and Prlnceaa Victoria accompanied
Their majesties, who were attended by
Lord Hamilton of Dalsell, lord-ln-waltlng
to the king; Colonel Ppreatfleld and Lady
Hardlnge, wife of Sir Charles Hardlnge,
ware received at the foot of the grand
stairway by ths ambassador and Mrs.
Reid and the members of the American
embassy and their wives. They were es
corted to the library, where tha guests
were formally presents!.
These Included Count Benkendorff, Rus
sian ambassador to Great Britain, and
Countess Benkendorff; Count Mensdorff-Poullly-Petrtchsteln,
ths Austrian am
bassador; the prince and princess of
Pleas, tbe duke and duchess of Rox
burgh, the premier and Mrs. Asqulth, the
Portuguese and Danish ministers. Lord
Geographical Division Puts on Rather
ALDRICH STRONG ON SENATE SIDE
Sure of Support When it Comet to
Clash with House.
N0RRIS RESUMES HIS FIGHT
Nebraakan Lender ol Insnrsjente
Advocates Finn to Only Send
Senate Rataea to the Con
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, July . (Special Tele
gram.) With the tariff bill in the house
and conference committees of the two
houses appointed the scene of tariff legls
tlon Is changed to the conference room.
It la understood that President Taft will
take up the tariff bill with the conference
committee and will plainly state the peti
tion of the administration. Substantial re
ductions In the more important schedules
on one hand and veto on Ahe other con
fronts the conferees. President Taft Is
not In a position to argue with members of
the conference committee aa to the merits
of any particular schedule. He has indi
cated In his public addresses what he be
lieves to be the trend of the times, and it
is expected that he will outline to the con
ference committee what ha believes to be
the temper of the country. With that said
and done, he will calmly wait for the ver
dict of congress.
Committees Queerly Constltnted.
The makeup of the conference committee.
In some particulars is not only unusual but
significant. Kansas Is the farthest western
state to have a representative on the com
mittee, Mr. Calderhead. New England,
the middle states and the middle northwest
have ' been peculiarly looked after. New
England has three representatives In Aid
rich. Hale and McCall. The middle1 states
will be represented by Payne of New York,
Penrose and Dalzell of Pennsylvania. Illi
nois gets two members. Senator Cullom
and Representative Boutell, while the aouth
has Daniel, Money and Bailey on the sen
ate side, with Clark. Underwood and
Griggs on the part of tbe democratic side
of the house.
Interests Well Cared For.
Now, as to the schedules which these
conferees will look after particularly, and
herein la a story worthy larger analysis
than can be made in thla dispatch-.
A Id rich will have particular charge of tha
textile schedule. Including both cotton and
wool. Hale ia Intensely Interested In wood
pulp and print paper in combination with
lumber. Penrose and Dalsell, stanch pro
tectionists, will look out for all metal
schedules, together wtlh ooal and oil. Sen
ator Burrows and Congressman Fordney
are special representatives of lumber and
beet sugar. McCall of Massachusetts, It Is
said, will trade everything for free hides.
Calderhead of Kansas la against free hides,
but la very greatly Interested In oil, and
he may see his way clear to yield free
hides for a protective duty on petroleum.
Senator Cullom, who at the last moment
was placed on the oommtttee instead of
Senator Smoot, as was most generally
thought would be the case, will answer the
roll call and most generally be found with
Mr. Aldrlch in whatever he desires to con
vince tha house conferees.
Democrats with Aldrlch.
As for democrats, Daniel of Virginia very
frankly admitted in a speech on the floor
of the senate that he believed in tha prin
ciple of protection, while Senator Bailey
has been outspoken In his opposition to free
raw material. Senator Money of Missis
sippi will be found trailing along with ben
ator Bailey, sometimes voting for duty and
sometimes against, as local conditions war
rant. It, of course, may ba expected that
there will be a majority and minority con
ference report, demoorats, in order to be
regular and hold to old landmarks, follow
ing precedents in both the McKlnley and
Dlngley tariff bills.
Smoot May Go On.
The difference In the number of conferees
the house having nine and the senate
eight is explained In the appointment of
Mr. Calderhead, Speaker Cannon being in
favor of the Kansas man, while Mr. Payne
was against his appointment, on the theory
that it would make the committee rather
unwleldly. The speaker's views obtained,
and hence nine members from the house.
This dissimilarity in the numbers of the
conferees will. In all probability, be changed
when tha senate meets next Tuesday, It
(Continued on Second Page,)
Reid at Dinner
and Lady Lansdowne, Lord and Lady
londonderry. tha Dowager Lady DudUy,
Lady Yarborough, Lord Revelstoke, the
RC Hon. Lewis Harcourt and Mrs. Har
court, Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain, Mrs. Cor
nelius Vanderbllt. Mra John Jacob As tor,
J. Plerpont Morgan, Colonel G. L. Hol
ford. D. O. Mills and Mra Ogden Mills.
Dorchester house was surpaased In
brilliance by the temporary supper room,
which waa erected over the north terrace
and lawn. This In reality was a large
tent, but so skillfully transformed that R
resembled a great conservatory. Enormous
mirrors were let Into the sides and giant
chandeliers hung from the ceiling, throw
ing out a light that was almost daxxllng.
This, however, was relieved by row after
row of flowers, which covered every bars
space and the delicately Unted walls and
One end, of the tent was left open, the
only screen being the shrubbery, whloh
was Interlaced with a myriad of colored
lights, making a pretty background and at
tha same time allowing a continuous pas
sage of fresh air. The king and queen
and other members of the royal family
occupied, with their hosts and friends,
the center tables and were loud la their
praise of the magnificence of the scene
arranged In their houuf
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SLAP IS CADGE OF BATTLE
Miss Pankhurst Says Assault on
Policeman is Act of Defiance.
SUFFRAGETTES LOSE IN COURT
Magistrate Decides Women. Have No
Right to Present Petition to Pre
mler Women Will Starve
LONDON, July 9 Sir Albert De Rutsen,
chief magistrate of the Metropolitan po
lice court, today decided against the suf
fragettes on the point raised by Miss Pank
hurst regarding their right to present a
petition to the premier and sentenced Miss
Pankhurst to pay a fine of $26 or go to
prison for a month for resisting the po
lice. Miss Pankhurst, who defended herself,
declared her assault on Police Inspector
Jarvlson June 20, when 116 suffragettes
were arrested for trying to force their
way Into the House of Commons, was her
'gauge of battle to the government and
defiance for Its unconstitutional ways."
'I was aware," continued Miss Pank
hurst, "thst when I started that deputa
tion of eight helpless women, about whom
men armed with opera glasses had con
gregated to watch as though It waa a
good show, It was bound to result In
ignominious humiliation; but until women
have the power to elect representatives to
Parliament It Is their duty to maintain
the right of a subject to petition ths king
through Parliament. If the magistrate re
peats his former sentences we will go to
prison, but we will not conform any longer
with the prison regulations. As political
offenders we will insist on being treated
as such and not. as .ordinary criminals,
and In the last resort we will act as did
Miss Dunlop obtained her . release yes
terday by starvingherself for twenty-ona
Mrs. Haverfield, daughter of Lord Ab-
lnger, was given the same sentence as
Miss Pankhurst. Both the women gave
notice of appeal and were released on
promising to abstain from sending fur
ther deputations to the House or com
mons during the present session. The
cases of all other suffragettes arrested
with Miss Pankhurst were adjourned pend
ing the outcome of the appeal.
Four suffragettes, who, under the leader
ship of Mrs. Deapard. waited patlentiy for
the last few days in the vicinity of parlia
ment, waylaid Premier Asqulth in Downing
street today. The women shouted, "Peti
tion, petition! will you grant us a hearing?"
Tha premier turned on the steps of his
residence, saying: "I will take the peti
tion." He descended, and having accepted
the petition, entered his house without
listening to any explanation. The deputa
tion withdrew, but on returning later went
arrested and charged at the. police court
with disorderly conduct, i They were re
manded until Monday.
The wise man
doesn't wait for op
portunity to come
along. He is out
looking for it.
One good place to look is
on the want ad page. Your
own opportunity may not be
there today, but keep on look
ing and some day it will stare
you in the face.
Have you read the want ads yet
Mall and Express.
Girl Falls From
Car on a Fast
Daughter of Vioe President of 'Frisco
'Then Flags Freight and Rides
RAVENNA. Neb.. July a (Special Tele
gram.) Falling from her father's private
car attached to a Burlington train, Miss
Lois Campbell, daughter of Vice President
Campbell of tha Frisco road, had the pres
ence of mind to flag a freight train which
happened along shortly after her accident
and ride to Sweetwater, where she was
found by her almost frantlo parents.
The accident happened while the train
waa near Sweetwater, between Broken
Bow and Ravenna, last night.
The train approached Ravenna before
her disappearance had been noticed. The
special oar was on the rear of the train.
Her father, almost frantlo at the discov
ery, had the oar detached. Procuring an
engine from a westbound train, Mr. Camp
bell and the train crew started back to
look for the girl. Orders were at once sent
out to all train crewa to run slowly and
look for the girl.
When the special reached Sweetwater
Miss Campbell waa already there. She had
a severe fall, as the train waa running
swiftly, but soon recovered consciousness,
and not being seriously Injured, she flagged
the freight train and rode to Sweetwater on
the engine, reaching there at t o'clock this
Tha special car was attached to an en
gine and ha regular train was overtaken
at Napier, In tbe southern part of the
Both Mr. and Mrs. Campbell were almost
prostrated until their daughter was found.
It Is said they have already lost three chil
dren In railway accidents.
Asks Nations to Lower Duties.
PARIS, July .-The Chamber of Depu
ties by a vote of 54S to 11 today adopted
the motion Introduced by the socialist
leader, Jean Quares. Inviting the govern
ment to call an International conference
of all the powers Interested to secure the
gradual and' simultaneous reduction of
customs tariffs. M. Klots and M. Cruppl,
minister of commerce, acting for tha gov
ernment, accepted M. Jaure's proposal
though Minister Cruppl styled It as "per
Rockefeller Gives Away
Ten Millions in a Bunch
NEW YORK. July l.-John D. Rockefel
ler today Increased his donations to the
General Education board by a glfa of $10,
000.000, and also released tha board from
the obligation to held in perpetuity the
funds contributed by him.
This gift brings Mr. Rockefeller's dona
tions to tha General Education board to
$52,000,000. It was contributed, according to
Chairman F. T. Gates of the board, be
cause the Income available for appreciation
had been exhausted, and a larger Income
to meet Important educational needs had
Mr. Rockefeller's action empowering the
board and Ita successors to distribute the
principal of the fund contributed by him
self on the affirmative vote of two-thirds
of Its members, was said to have been
taken In consideration of ths probability
now remote that at soma future time the
purpose of the Rockefeller foundation
might become obsolete. Under the orig
inal conditions ths fund would have had to
continue In perpetuity.
In acknowledging Mr. Rockefeller's gift,
the board aent him a Utter, which "accepted
with gratitude thla new proof of your
generosity, your seal for an educated cltl
senship in this democracy, and of your
NEXT MEETING FOR WORK
Congressman Ellis Looks for Good
Results in Omaha Convention.
MISSOURI SAME AS THREE RIVERS
Interests of All Sections Mast Be
Welded to Present Solid Front t
Washington If Federal Aid
Is to Be Reeelved.
"I am looking with pleasure to the con
vention to be held In Omaha next Decem
ber and hope and believe that In that
meeting we will ge down to bedrock, as
It were, and will take up the work as It
was originally Intended It should be, and
get together for Missouri river Improve
ment," said former Congressman Ellis,
retlrlngd president of the Missouri River
Navigation congress, last night.
The former president of the congress
was at the Hotel Loyal, where he and
other delegates from Kansas City were
entertained at dinner by Manager Tag
gert. "You see ltls this way," said Mr. Ellis.
"The Missouri river Is a mighty b'lr
stream and Is virtually three rivers. There
Is one stretch up In Montana and northern
North Dakota which runs easterly, and
that Is one section. Then there Is another
stretch from below Bismarck down to
about Sioux City which runs In a south
erly direction and that la another section.
Then' there Is a third stretch past your
city and mine which flows southeasterly,
and that la a third section, or a third
river. So you see we have practically
three livers with three distinct localities.
What we want to do and must do Is to
cement all these sections together Into
a whole and then go to Washington with
a solid front
"The little difficulty that has existed
heretofore Is not deep seated by any
means. It was Just a little local surface
controversy In Sioux City, which, If It
has not already blown over, will very
"Omaha has no personal claims to press,
has no axe to grind, and we will meet
here next December In perfect unanimity
of purpose and put our shoulders to the
wheel and give this river navigation busi
ness a boost that will be felt In Washing
ton, I believe."
Mr. Ellis was profuse In his expressions
of appreciation of the entertainment af
forded the Kansas Cltyans In Omaha dur-
(Continued on Second Page.)
confidence, and will endeavor to use the
gift with large-mlndedness and good sense,
to the end that the Interests of the society
and the public may be Increasingly bene
fited by this great foundation.
"Tha board accepts also the release from
the obligation to hold this and other en
dowment funds hitherto contributed by you
in perpetuity, or as an endowment, with
a very clear appreciation of the wisdom,
the long look ahead and the faith in the
future manifested In the authorization. The
members of the General Eduoatlon board,
as a body corporate and as Individuals, are
llkemlnded In their understanding of your
high purpose In this large undertaking, and
In their own determination to use the
power you have given them for the public
welfare with patience. Judgment and Jus
'Since the receipt of Its foundation for
higher education In 1906. the General Ed
ucatlon board has subscribed to the col
leges of this country $3.M7,M0. The collegs
to which these publto subscriptions were
made are to raise supplemental sums
amounting to fl4.037.M0. When these agree
ments have been completed the total addi
tion to oolleglate endowment In tMs ooun
try through the agency of the beard and
friends of the coUetea will be $1TB6.
MAY REDRAFT ENTIRE LAW
Aldricb. Saa tha. Corporation Pro
vision is Likely to Be Recast
oat Lines Orlstinnlly Agreed
WASHINGTON, July .-No time was
lost today by tbe conferees of the house
and senate in getting together to map out
the program for the many sessions that
must bo held for the purpose of putting
the finishing touches on tariff legislation.
Many of the differences between the two
bodies, represented by 847 amendments,
are likely to be contested with bitterness,
but Chairman Aldrlch of the senate finance
committee and Chairman Payne of the
houM ways and means committee agrees
that It may be possible to reach an agree
ment within ten days. The two leaders
are not so sanguine of their ability to get
the confer en oe reports adopted so speedily
after they have been presented to the house
and the senate,
Cavnnon Causes Frlotlon.
The manner In which the bouse con
ferees were selected by Speaker Cannon
Is occasioning muoh ciitlotsm In tha house
and an effort la being made to have Presi
dent Taft take part in the threatened con
troversy. According to current report, Mr.
Payne sought to have the republican con
ferees named In order of their seniority,
as was done in the senate. The speaker
chose the confereea himself. Ignoring Rep
resentatives Hill of Connecticut and Need
ham of California. Representatives Calder
head of Kansas and Fordney of Michigan,
who were uamad In spite of the fact that
they are outranked by Messrs. Hill and
Neodham, are declared to be "standpat
ters" of the most pronounced type.
Friends of Chairman Payne are authority
(or the statement that ha did not con
sent to Speaker Cannon's selections until
after he had entered a vigorous protest.
It was reported that the two were en
gaged In a heated argument over the ques
tion before the house assembled today. Mr.
Payne was powerless to prevent the
speaker from selecting such conferees as
Cannon for Senate Bill.
After his conference with the speaker
Mr. Payne Is said to have told a number
of his friends that he believed the con
fereea had been chosen with a view ol
putting the tariff bill through as speedily
as possible along senate lines.
By this was meant that the house con
ferees were expected to acquiesce in tha
principal Increases In rates that had been
made by the senate.
As soon aa the senate adjourned today
Mr. Aldrlch telephoned to Mr. Payne, ask
ing him to ge the house conferees to
gether, and to meet the senate conferee!
In the finance committee rooms in tin
senate office building at 8:30 p. m.
Senator Aldrlch then went to the Whltt
House, where he had an extended con
ference with President Taft, who had
Just returned from New England. Th
president questioned Mr. Aldrtch concern
ing many of the amendments to the tarlfl
bills made by the senate, but It la said
he did not criticise any of the proceeding
of that body, except the acceptance of an
amendment to the corporation tax pro
vision making it applicable to holding com
The inference gained by Mr. Taft'i
callers today is that he would not sanc
tion tha adoption of an amendment taxing
tha net earnings of corporations unless
the utmost caution la taken to prevent
May Redraft' Corporation Tax,
After the conference with the president.
Mr. Aldrlch said that it might ba neces
sary to entirely redraft the corporation
tax provision in conference. It thla ' ia
done, he said, the new provision will be
along the lines of that agreed ' upon at
the recent White House conference. All
of the conferees, Including the democratic
members, met in the senate building at
the appointed time. They -were In session
about an hour, when the democratic mem
bers were dismissed. Senator Bailey and
Representative Champ Clark, walking out
together, laughingly told a number of wait
ing newspaper men that they could not
expect much help from- the domoorata la
covering the news of the oonfereooe.
"We have been dismissed," said Mr.
Bailey, "and he will not be oalKed In ann
until the majority completes Its Job of tool
ing the people."
Senator Aldrlch frankly told tha minority
that the majority would prepare Its report
without assistance. No protest was made
by the democrats, a It had been known all
along that they would not bo permitted to
participate In making up tbe conference re
port, any more than they had been per
mitted to have a hand in making up the
bill In committees. ,
After the departure of the democrats, the
republican confereea talked for a short time
without taking up the bill. They agreed
that It might be advisable to appoint sub
conferees to consider portions of tha bill
where the phraseology Is vital. This nsver
has been done In the previous conferences
on tariff legislation, but It Is believed this
course will facilitate the making of reports.
An adjournment was taken tonight until
10 o'clock tomorrow. It la expected that
forenoon, afternoon and evening sessions
will be held dally. Nothing In ths way of
a schedule, was taken up today.
HOI'IE AGIttSK TO CONFERENCE)
Interesting Session Held and Horns
oi Revolt Are Shown.
WASHINGTON. July I. The tariff ques
tion has been shifted from both houses
of congress to a conference committee.
After one hour and a half debate tha house
today, by a vote of 171 to 161, made a rule
whereby all of the S47 amendments of ths
senate were disagreed to and tha confer
ence requested by the senate granted.
Eighteen republicans voted against ths
rule and one democrat for It.
The republican "Insurgents" who voted
(Continued oa Fourth Paga)
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