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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 43.
OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 5, 1909-TWELVE PAGES.
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IX COUNTY JAIL
.Brother of Murderer of Marsh Ham
1 ilton of Florence Arrested by
CAPTURED AT SISTER'S HOME
He Talks Freely of Shooting of Saw
TRIED TO PREVENT Ti. . HE
Says He Attempted to W. n
from His Brother.
STATEMENT BY MRS. PHL S
Wife of Murdrrrr Bays Her Hash "
Maat Have Been (rtir
that She la Afraid
. Will Phillips, brother of Jamea Phllllpa,
accused of the murder of Marsh C. Hamil
ton at Florence on lait Sunday morning,
and who was present when the crime was
committed, waa arrested about 11 o'clock
last ntpht by Sheriff Brailey and Deputy
Mead at the home of hla brother-in-law,
2M8 Hlmebaugh avenue.
He was taken at once to the county Jail
and locked up. He talka freely of the
murder, stating that It was done by hl
brother and that he was present and tried
to' prevent It, but waa not able to do so.
He says for some time past hla brother
had been talking about Hamilton and accus
ing him of relations with his wife, but
never until the night of the crime did he
mention killing him.
Saturday night, according to young Phil
lips, he waa at Florence with his brother,
when the latter remarked: "I am cuing
over and kill that fellow now," at the same
time applying a number of epithets to
Story of the Marder.
Will claims that he attempted to talk his
brother out of the notion, but without suc
cess, and that the two of them went to
the sawmill where Hamilton lived. In tell
ing the story of the murder. Will says that
as his brother went Inside of the house.
Fate, an employe of Hamilton's, came out,
and when the first shot was fired ran
WTI1 saya that when he heard the shots
Inside he went in the house and had a scuf
, fie with hla brother to keep him from
hooting again. The two came outside and
Hamilton also ran out of the house, being
already shot through the jaw.
Outside the house. Will says, he had
another scuffle with hla brother to get the
revolver, but was not ' successful, and
James shot again, the last shot being the
ene which entered Hamilton's brain, kill
ing him almost Instantly. Jamee then threw
the revolver In the river, he says, and the
' two went down the railroad tracks to Glb-
son. ' -
Tells of Waaderlaca.
rhllllpa' uount of their aubsequent
whereabouts is somewhat confused and It
la not known how much of It Is true. He
says the two went from Gibson to Fapll
llon, and thence to Ruser's, where they
He says he last saw hla brother shortly
after dark Tuesday night when they parted
at Forty-eighth and Leavenworth streets,
James saying he was going to get shaved
and that If he did not return soon not to
wait for him. Will saya he waited two
hours and, hla brother not returning, he
went to aleep In some weeds.
Where he spent the day yesterday Is not
known definitely, but he was evidently
, biding where he could not get water, for
the first thing he asked for was a drink
and he drank as a man who was fam
lie did not seem to be hungry, however,
and has evidently been getting food with
considerable regularity. He insists that he
baa no Idea where his brother Is now, but
aaya that Jamea more than once remarked
since they have been in hiding, that he
would like to see hla wife and It Is possible
be may attempt to do so.
Just what charge will be placed against
him la not yet known. He has been In
jail before on minor charges, but on ac
count of his youth and still more youth'
ful appearance, he has been handled by
the juvenile authorities.
In the meantime the chase for James
Phillips, tha one moat wanted by the of
ficers, la going on with renewed seal. A
number of clues are In the possession of
the sheriff, who Is confident that the ar
rest will be made within a short time
whether Phillips decide ta give himself
up or not. '
era James Mar awrreader.
Will also said his brother expressed the
intention of giving himself up, although he
did not say just when he expected to do so
James baa now only 13 in money and no
weapon of any kind, according to Will's
Aver, the brother-in-law, notified the
officers that PbUUpa had reached hla house,
but tne capture would have been mad
regardless of this, for the house waa
watched and Phillips waa seen to enter. He
made ho resistance and seemed rather re
lieved than otherwise that the chase waa
DEPUTIES SH00T EACH OTHER
Offioer Mis la Pitched Battle While
Searching; for am Escaped
OKLAHOMA CITT. OkL. Aug. 4.-Wbll
searching for William Kendrtx. an escaped
murderer under life aentence, laat night,
l Jamea Russell and Joseph Baren. deputy
sheriffs, shot and "rounded each other In
the darkness by mif.ake. Russell was shot
in tht head and may . die. Boren was
wouned In tha hand. Yesterday afternoon
Hendrtx shot a deputy marshal's horrs
from under him and escaped. Hendrix
killed hla father-in-law in isog.
TS TO WIPE OUT FAMILY
Oklahoma Kills Wtfe'e Relative
ad Hlaaself, bat Wife Es.
CHICKAPHA. Okl.. Aug. 4,-S. V. Mc
Donald, a farmer living near here, during
a fit of temporary Insanity, laat night shot
and killed his wife's brother. J. A. Thomp
son, and Mrs. Thompson, and then rhot
blmsslf. He attempted to shoot hU own
wife, but she escaped. The Thompsons
were well-to-do farmers and had lived In
th4ecUoB for a number of year
. At Auto for
Member from Fifth Nebraska Votes
Against Purchase of Machine
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. (Special Tele
gram.) Representative Norris of Nebraska
played a stellar role in the house of rep
resentatlves today, being the only repub
llcan who voted against the appropriation
of 16.000 for "purchase, maintenance and
repair" of an automobile for the exclusive
use of the speaker of the house. This
paragraph, together with a similar appro
priation of the same sort providing for a
vehicle to "tote" Vice President Sherman
about the city of Washington and Its en
Ironments. was agreed to by conferees
the urgent deficiency bill, which passed
house late this afternoon.
This automobile paragraph met with al
.tost universal disapproval on the demo
cratic side and Champ Clsrk moved to re
commit the conference report, which was
lost by the vote of 122 to 10.". several re
publicans voting with the democrats for
recommltal. On the final vote on adopting
the conference report the roll call disclosed
only one republican voting against It, Nor
rls of the Fifth Nebraska district.
Representative Norris was allotted five
minutes In which to voice his view upon
the advisability of appropriating 112,000 for
autos for the vice president and speaker.
Mr. Norris. who was one of the leaders
against the Cannon rules when the present
session opened, caused considerable laugh
ter and applause from the democratic side
when at the close of his remarks against
the automobile paragraphs he said: "If we
should buy this automobile for the speaker
and he should become an adept and expert
In the management of It, as he undoubtedly
would In a short time, his natural in
clination to run over people when assisted
by an automobile would make It dangerous
for everybody In the community."
Senators Burkett and Brown will. If con
ditions work out to their liking, leave for
home tomorrow afternoon. They have al
ready engaged their railway accommoda
tions on the theory that congress will ad
journ some time tomorrow. Under the
agreement a vote on the conference repori
on the tariff bill will be taken In the sen
ate at Z o'clock and It Is expected that by
2:30 a vote on the concurrent resolution
Introduced by Senator Aldrlch today, cor
recting the phraseology In the boot and
shoe schedule, will be taken immediately,
without any attempt on the part of the
democrats to filibuster. Several amend
ments will be offered to the concurrent
resolution and these win be either voted
down or left pending until December, when
the regular session of congress convene.
Senator Burkett la scheduled to speak
at a meeting of the Epworih league Satur
day afternoon at Lincoln. He la desirous
of filling this engagement and he has
made hla railway reservations so as to
land him In Lincoln Saturday morning. If
there should be any change In present
agreement both aenatora from Nebraska
realize the " necessity of being on tha
ground and will stay by the president
until the fight for a lower tariff is won.
Charles S. Griffith la appointed post
master at Darr, Dawson county, Neb., vice
L. Nelson, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed for Iowa routes:
Olenwood. route 1 Charles H. Adams, car
rier; V. I. Adams, substitute; Harvey,
route 1, Henry Zinmester, carrier; V. M.
Roberta, substitute; Sioux City, route 1,
Frank S. Campbell, carrier; C. H. Camp-
Old Blue Laws
Are Wiped Out
Connecticut Legislature Repeals An
cient Sabbath Observation
HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 4. Both houses
of the Connecticut legislature today passed
a bill repealing the so-called "blue laws"
relating to Sunday observance, which for
bid almost every form of recreation and
secular activity. The laws, Which have
been seldom enforced, are relics of enact
ments of the law-giving body of 1772.
One of the laws specifically repealed is
that which provides for a fine of It on
each person who shall attend a concert or
entertainment on the Lord's day. The new
Sunday bill is short. It defines the Sun
day and prohibits all sport and secular
activities "except such as are demanded
; by necessity and mercy and such as are
for the general welfare of the community.
t'nder the words "general welfare of the
I community" Sunday base ball will pros
lubly be permitted.
FRAUD IN LIFE INSURANCE
Company Brings Rait to Set Aside
Policies for $70,VO oa Prom
ANN ARBOR. Mich., Aug. 4.-Alleglng
fraud In the transfer of life Insurance poli
cles amounting to 170 000 on the life of
Frank P. Glaxler kf Chelsea, former slate
treasurer, the Security Trust company of
Detroit, trustee In bankruptcy of the Gla
xler estate, today began suit In chancery
against Emily J. Glazier, mother, Henile.ta,
wife, and Frank Sweetlan, brother-in-law
of tha ex-offlclal.
Natal Day with Pageant
GLOUCESTER, Mass.. Aug. 4.-A spec
tacle uniqule in the annals of New England
and probably the moat elaborate of lta
kind ever seen in this country, brought to
a close tonight the celebration en' the first
settlement of Gloucester,' Ml years ago.
Seated In a natural amphitheater overlook
ing the harbor S.0UO persona witnessed the
production by a cast of 1 000 players of
"The Canterbury Pilgrims," a pageant.
"Gloucester day" celebration la an an
nual fixture In the local calendar, but this
year an unusually elaborate program was
arranged, as it waa thought the occasion
would be marked by the presence of Presi
dent Taft- Tne inability of the president
to come on account of the pressure of tariff
affairs In Washington caused some slight
changea in the program at the last moment,
eut the arrangements, as a whole, were
Residents of City Are Arming and
Tourists Are Rapidly Leaving
BIG LABOR WAR THREATENING
Leaden Are Confident that Strike
Will Become General.
BABIES SUFFERING FOR MUX
All Supplies of it Have Been Stopped
IDLERS FILL STREETS OF CITY
Ferries Hare "topped Running, and
Drinking; Places Are Closed by
Aathorlty Crisis Grave la
STOCKHOLM. Aug. 4-The labor con
flict In Sweden shows signs now of be
coming much more acute. While the ranks
of the strikers are considerably swelled,
the general strike called for today has not
yet become entirely effective. Many or
ganizations, although sympathising with
the strikers, hesitate to Join them actively.
The employes of the street car lines and
the cab drivers stopped work this morn
ing and neither cabs nor street cars are
available. The fact that the troop are
protecting the gas works and the electrio
lighting plant haa Incensed the workmen,
whose leaders threaten to call out all the
men unless the soldiers are withdrawn
The printers' union thla morning resolved
to postpone for the present any decision to
go on strike.
A corps of workmen, some thousand
strong. Is being organized with the object
of maintaining order and the people gen
erally, bankers, merchants, etc., are arm
ing themselves for self-protection. The
gun shops of the city are practically de
nuded of revolvers and small arms. All
tourists have left Stockholm and the num
ber of visitors now In the city Is smaller
than at this season for many years.
Although railroad men have decided not
to strike, the government la taking the
precaution to guard the tracks with troops,
fearing attempts to blow up bridges or
injure the permanent way. Quantities of
dynamite are reported to have mysteri
ously disappeared recently from the gov
Babies goffering for Milk.
The leaders of tne strikers claim that the
end of the week will see a notable spread
of the movement; that the railroad, postal,
telegraph and telephone employes and the
printers will by that time have Joined In
This afternoon guards were posted in the
market places and the railroad stations.
All milk supplies have been cut off and
thousands of babies are suffering from
lack of ' nourishment and hare' changed
from cow's milk to canned milk.
The streets of Stockholm are filled with
idlers . who promenade back and forth
chaffing the volunteer street cleaners,
many of whom belong to the better classes.
All the saloons are closed today and only
the best restaurants are permitted to re
main open and even here It Is possible to
get wine only with a solid meal.
All the ferries have stopped running and
there Is little communication between
Stockholm and the suburbs reached by
water routes. This fact will result in a
further diminution of food supplies. For
the present all Is quiet In the city, but
trouble Is expected when the stocks of food
begin to run low.
Prince a Spender,
Loses His Duchy
Heir Presumptive to Duchy of
Weimar Renounces Rights Because
of Spendthrift Habits.
WEIMAR, Germany, Aug. 4. Prince Her
mann of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, the heir
presumptive to the grand duchy of Wei
mar, has renounced the succession of him
self or his heirs, If any, to the throne of
the grand duchy or Its property. This
action, which was carried out with every
official formality, la In consequence of tho
prince's extravagance, which already haa
caused his transfer from the Curlasslera of
the Guard In Berlin to a uhlan regiment,
garrisoned at Saarburg, and later to com
pulsory retirement from the army, after
which he was placed under a guardianship.
The prince has been given the title of
Count Ostheln, but he Is totally bank
rupt and remains under tne control of
PARIS LIBEL HEARING ENDS
Attorneys la Panama Caae Finish
Their Labor In French
PARIS, Aug. 4. The attorneys who came
over here from America to take testimony
In the 1'anama libel cases have completed
their labors with the witnesses, who an
swered the summonses voluntarily. Among
those who thus appeared are H. Beaux,
president of the new Panama company at
the time of the ale. and M. Lampre, secre
tary of the company.
carried out as originally planned.
The pageant was given near the site of
the house of Roger Conant, first governor
of the little Glouceater colony. Percy Mac-
kaye. author of "The Canterbury Pilgrims
was assisted in (he production by Eric
Pape, one of the summer colony of artists
here, and Walter Damiosch. director of the
New York Symphony orchtstra. The open
air stage was ITS feet by 6F1. There was
no curtain, but a display of colored lights
was made the scene during the Intermis
There wss a band of sixty-five members
At certain periods in the performance the
hwls of the city churches, connected elec
trically with the organ, sounded tht'.:
chimes. A salvo of artillery from the war
ships In the harbor waa a feature of one
part of the play,
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SIX CITIES SEEK JEWELERS
One Summer Resort is Making Big
Hit in Convention Contest.
PRESENT WEATHER HELPS IT OUT
Archibald Is Picked by Those on In
side as Winner for Re-Klectloa
aa President Aaralnst Vice
Six cities are In the race for the next
convention of the National American Retail
Jewelers' association. They are Denver.
Albany. Vtica, Detroit, Milwaukee and
Cedar Point. O. : ..'
Of these Cedar Point, a summer resort on
Lake Erie, haa an extremely good chance.
Ohioans are talking persuasively of the
cooling lake breexes and this sounds well
to the delegates who have been fairly
warm since their arrival in Omaha. Of
the others, Detroit is putting up the hard
Men on the inside seem to think that
President Archibald has the better chance
In the contest between himself and Vice
President Paegel, whose friends wish to
elevate him to the first position In the as
There is a contest going on too for secre
tary and treasurer. Friends of Claude
Miller of Columbia, Mo., are pushing him
for the secretaryship, now held by S.
Calllnson of Dexter, la. The latter, It is
understood, will be a candidate for re
election. A. B. Hull of Beldlng, Mich., Is to be
nominated for treasurer. An easy victory
for him Is predicted over R. C. Bemau,
the incumbent, If the latter la renominated,
for Mr. Bernau la traveling in Europe and
In hla absence it Is difficult to electioneer
Addresses Are the Order.
Addresses were the order of the day
Wednesday, Harry Hyman of Chicago, be
ginning with a paper on "Dollars and
Sense" which won for him the heartiest
applause of the convention, so far, at
Mr Hyman began with a eulogy of State
street Chicago as "the liveliest, keenest
business street in the world." He told his
hearers how his firm, like others, had
long considered elaborate window dis
"But dignity did not pay the bills," he
Then he went on to describe how de
partment stores had cut in on the jewelry
trade until the jewelers had been forced
to awake and fight for their business
Other addresses of the morning were
by H. C. Carpenter, sales manager of the
South Bend Watch company and George
H. Edwards of Kansas City, secretary of
the National Wholesale Jewelers aasocla
An address scheduled which did not come
off waa by the president of a well known
watch company. He let a trade paper have
an advance copy of his address on "Im-
(Contlnued on Second Page.)
a safer investment,
paying ahigher rate
than money invest
ed in any other way
In buying Omaha real estate, at
present prices, you can make five,
ten and even fifteen per cent on
your investment by holding It for
two or three years. The increase
may bring your rate on the Invest
ment up to twenty or twenty-five
per cent. Moreover, you know
every minute Just how your Invest
If you have n few thousand
dollars'to invest, put it in
Omaha real estate. Nearly a
page of elioice realty bargains
and investments in the real es
tate columns of The Bee today.
Same Old Annual Visit at Uncle
Dr. Wolcott to
Temporary Appointment to Keep Col
lege Active Until Board of
(From a Staff Correspondent,)
LINCOLN. Aug. 4. (Special Telegram.)
Chancellor Avery announced tonight the
appointment of Prof. Robert Wolcott as
acting dean of the medical college of the
University of Nebraska. This appointment
waa made ay the chancellor after consult
ing with the members of the committee of
the medical faculty In Omaha and Lincoln
appointed to advise him in regard to the
matter, and after the members of the Board
of Regents had expressed their approval by
telephone. The appointment takes effect at
once and will continue until further action
Is taken by the Board of Regents.
Dr. Wolcott entered the services of the
university In 1894 and was assistant profes
sor In the department of xoology until made
professor of anatomy In 1906. He has been
one of Dr. Ward's chief helpers in organis
ing the work that the medical college has
carried on at Lincoln. He Is fully familiar
with all the details of his new duties. He
Is popular with the students and ta gen
erally regarded as one of the strongest men
of the medical faculty. It Is understood
that Dr. Wolcott does not wish to engago
permanently In executive work. His ap
pointment will continue until the board is
able to select a permanent dean. The Board
of Regents will take lta time to secure a
permanent head of the medical department,
having confidence In Dr. Wolcott's ability
to look after the school.
OLD MEN IN WEATHER BUREAU
VICTIMS OF OSLEff THEORY
YoanaT Men Beinar Fashed to Front
la Responsible Position of
WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. Old men, make
way for younger blood.
This in effect Is the Insinuation which
has been sent along the line of the United
States weather bureau field service by
Chief Willis L. Moore. It means in plain
English that the day of men over three
score year of age occupying high positions
In that service is passed. Toung men are
being pushed to the front to fill the places
once occupied by gray haired veterana.
Men who have reaohed the age above In
dicated, will not be let out of the service,
but will take less Important statlona.
Illustrations of the faot that Is to be
come the policy of the weather bureau are
found In the changea made at Philadelphia,
Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Nashville,
all of which posts had been filled by men
whose ages are between 60 and 70 years,
but which are now occupied by younger
Among the other transfers is Edward
Bowie, formerly In charge of the 8t. Louis
station to be forecaster In this city. He
will be succeeded by J. Warren Smith of
the Columbus, O . station.
NEW YORK. Aug. 4. Mr. Neville Castle,
the woman from California, who has a dif
ference of opinion with Mrs. William D.
Craig aa to whether Mr. Craig, whom she
shot but did not seriously Injure last night
at the Waldorf Astoria, haa pursued her
or she him, found no mercy today from the
man she ays loves her. Nor had anyone
gone on her ball tonight. Craig refused to
dismiss bis complaint aeainst her, and when
she laid her hand on his shoulder in court
and pleaded gently, "Will, please drop It,
won't you?" he turned brusquely and left
the room. She was held In 12,004 ball for
Mis. Castle gave out a statement, Inter
rupted by burets of weeping, in which site
Intimated that her negro servant could give
testimony in her support.
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CARDINAL GIBBONS IN CITY
Head of Catholic Church in America
Visits Bishop Scannell.
DENOUNCES BANE OF DIVORCE
Reiterates His Views on the Sanctity
of Marrlaare and the Evil
of Dissolving; the
Hia Eminence Jamea Cardinal Gibbons,
the ranking prelate In America of the
Roman Catholic church apent yesterday In
Omaha aa the guest of Rt. Rev. Richard
Scannell, bishop of Omaha. -
Two other men of high position, Bishop
Foley of Detroit and Bishop O'Connell of
San Francisco, came with Cardinal Gib
bons on the private car of E. O. Mo
Cormlck, assistant traffic director of the
Harriman lines, with Mr. and Mrs. Mo
Cormlck as thel.' hosts. The car waa at
tached to the westbound Northwestern
train which arrived at Union station at
7:40 a. m.
Bishop Scannell and Monslgnor Colanerl
were at the station to meet Cardinal Gib
bons, and they immediately whisked him
away In an automobile to Bishop Scan
ners residence at S08 North Thirty-sixth
street, where the party had breakfast.
Cardinal Gibbons walked to the motor
car with a fairly firm tread, despite his 7b
years. He la a smaller man than Bishop
Scannell and looked somewhat frail along
side the robust Omaha prelate. The car
dinal wore hla red cap underneath the
regulation ahovel hat of the episcopate.
Remarks on Weather.
The cardinal saw a reporter for The Bee
at the episcopal palace.
Human-like, his first remark waa about
"It haa been pretty hot down east and I
hoped it would be cooler here, but it is
not," said he, mopping hla brow.
"This la my first visit to your city. Ne
braska (a one of the few states I have
never been in Defore.
"Yes, newspaper men always ask (me
about the divorce problem. Recently Jus
tice Brown of Virginia and I had a dis
cussion. I referred to him and he re
ferred to me. I suppose you may have
read something about It.
"I am, of course, thoroughly opposed to
divorce, particularly with the privilege of
"Divorce la to the family what anarchy
and sedition are to the state. Any good
cltlxen la opposed to the sowing of anarchy
In the community and he ought similarly to
feel with respect to dlvoroh whioh breaks
up the family and thus attacks the life of
the state itself.
"It la ao bad for the children torn hither
and thither and not knowing which way to
go, whether to the father or the mother.
Take Advantage of It.
"When young people know that they can
get a divorce easily they will often rush to
aeek on. When the law doea not allow It
they will continue to live together and
(Continued on Second Page.)
Who Shot Him
called at my house about 7 o'clock. Some
thing occurred that I awore I would punl.-h
him for. I had my servant put him out.
He said things which he said he should tell
somebody. I said he should not. If you
had sisters you would have told them to
act Just as I have acted.
"Laat night I went to the Waldorf-Astoria
to make him retract. I told him It woulJ
have to be done in the presence of the
negro, because h had been In the roum
and had heard. When I met Will he sahi,
'I wish I waa dead, that Kate was dead,
that you were dead.' Kate, you know. 1a
his wife. Then I drew this craxy little
affair (the pistol she carried In her hand
bag). He grabbed It and It went off "
Mrs. Castle haa been highly excited ever
alnce her arrest. She drew her pistol, she
has said hitherto, with intent to commit
SENATE GOES AT
Senators Proceed Listlessly as Time
Approaches for Final Vote on
NO TARIFF COMMISSION BILL
Hale Says President Has No Power to
SHUTS OFF FURTHER REVISION
Believes People Have Had Enough
Agitation of Question.
SENATOR GAMBLE FOR BILL
Maht "esolon la Held to Permit
Insurgents to Express Their
Views In Opposition to
WASHINGTON. Aug. 4-Pmall Interest
was shown In the tariff debate In the sen
ate today, but a night session was neces
sary to allow p'rogresslve senators an op
portunity to express their views on the
tariff bill. Most of the speeches that were
delivered during the day were heard by
only a handful of senators, while the gal
leries had but a sprinkling of visitors, con
sisting chiefly of tourists.
Interest now seems to center on the vote
on the conference report, which will be
taken at 2 p. m. tomorrow. Conferences
among senators were numerous. Severs',
times Vice President Sherman found It
necessary to call the body to order and
Insist that conversation be discontinued.
The effect of the maximum and minimum
provision of the measure as agreed on by
the conferees was the chief subject of dis
cission during the afternoon. Senator
Beverldge, quoting the remarka of Chair
man Aldrlch, undertook to show that that
senator Interpreted the language as re
ported by the conferees as practically
guaranteeing all the results that oould be
obtained through the Instrumentality of a
No Poorer to Investigate.
He provoked a prompt opposition to that
view by Senator Hale, who at great length
argued that exactly the opposite purpose
was in the minds of the house conferees,
whose views had heen adopted. He In
sisted that they carefully avoided giving
any authority to the president by which
he could gather Information on which an
other revision of the tariff could be based.
Whether the tariff bill about to be
enacted, said Senator Hale, would be
accepted by the American people as satis
factory and would be followed by pros
perity, no one could tell. But whatever the
results should be, he waa satisfied that for
ten years people would look with marked
Impatience and frown upon any project or
plan or tribunal that would be likely to dis
"That," he said, "Is the foundation of tha
opposition that has been made to any tri
bunal that shall keep open the subject of
"The president Is limited to the determi
nation of discriminations against us," added
Mr. Hale, referring to the president and
his powers under the maximum and mini
mum rate clause. "He understands that
I understand that he does. The president
has a very hard task In executing the pro
visions of the maximum and minimum rate
clause. He has burdens and the officers
under him have burdens and responsibili
ties In these negotiation such as never
have been imposed upon any president. The
president will have no undue hours of
Replying to Mr. Newlands, Mr. Hale de
clared that the president would have noth
ing to do with Investigating the cost of
production at home and abroad.
Beverldare Thinks Differently.
Mr. Beverldge then explained that he had
been Inclined to the same view, but that
Mr. Aldrlch having expreaaed a different
opinion he would heettate to press hla tar
iff commission till unttl.lt could be known
what the fact woild prove to be.
"That senator will admit," aald Mr. Bev
erldge, "that the language was reassuring
Vo those of us who favoied the tariff com
"Too much so," replied Mr. Hala.
Mr. Hale then aent to the deak a circular
letter from the committee of 100 appointed
at the national tariff convention held in
Indianapolis last spring for the purpose of
promoting tariff commission legislation. It
announced that ,000 would be repulred to
get a bill through congress, and requested
the recipients of the circular to see that
their newspapers were filled with Interviews
and editorials favorable to a tariff commis
sion. "That Is your high-toned agitation, re
marked Mr. Hale, bowing to Mr. Beverldge
and then taking his seat.
"I never heard, of such, a thing before,
but I do' not see anything improper In that
letter," replied Mr. Beverldge.
I.osgnortb and Rooee-relt.
Mr. Hale then offered another lette)- to
be read. It wan signed by H. E. Miles,
chairman of the tariff committee of the
National Association of Manufacturers. It
declared: "Mr. Longworth. w believe,
is splendidly with us, as w know his
illustrious father-in-law la."
The letter referred to Vloe President
Sherman and Representative Tawney as
being "radical standpatters," who had
"become very much excited and Inter
ested," and added that he expected they
would "treat" with the tariff commission
advocates. There were referencea to1' the
Indiana senator as the advocate of the
National Association of Manufacturers In
this matter. The circular provoked general
lau-.h'er, In which Senator Beverldge
Senator Gamble spoke at length upon the
hill. While objecting to some of Its fea
tuies, lie ald that as it had met the ap
proval of the president and was the work
of the majority party In congress he would
vote for It.
At f:30 o'clock the senate took a recess
until S o'clock p. m.
Some difficulty waa encountered to get a
quorum at the night session. Finally at
S.40 o'clock the e rgeant-at-armt was In
structed to bring In the absentees. For
more than huif an hour senate employes
had bei-n lelephonlr.g to Ike residences of
KtMtatoiM to induce their attendance, but
whh small success. In several Instances
the only Information that could be ob
tained was to the effect that aenatora'
telephones had been "temporarily de
tached." senator LvJ, entering tha
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