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THE BF.E: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBElt i!4. l'W.
OMAHA MEN MEET LOVETT
H. J. Patterson
is Still Among
Head of Employes' Protective Asso
ciation Has Sent No Word
LITTLE BRUNETTE IN BROWN
Saucy, Sweet Woman Mystery at the
WBITES POEM ON P00B BALLEW
Local Executive Heads of Union Pa
cific See New President.
TALE HELD ON CAB AT G BANG EH
nnther and More Important Jeaarloa
Will Re Helal Later, rrobahir la
This Cltr Rflwfra the
Loral executive heads of the Union Pa
lifio railroad have returned to Omaha
after holding their first official confer
ence with Robert L. I-ovett. successor of
the late Edward M. Harrlman as president
of the railroad. The meeting of the rail
road executive! was held aboard Mr.
Lovett's special train running between
K annas City and Granger, Wyo., the
Omaha officials meeting their chief at the
A. t,. Mohler, vice president of the Union
I'aclfic. accompanied the party to Denver,
returning to Omaha and leaving Imme
diately for St. I'aul to take a part in the
hearing of the switchmen for higher wages.
From Kansas City to Oranger Mr. Lovett
wim accompanied by rV. L. Park, general
superintendent; R. L. Huntley, chief en
gineer; O. M. Fuller, superintendent of
motive power and machinery, and J. R
Hheldon. superintendent of telegraph, all
The meeting of President Lovett and his
lieutenants Is understood to be the fore
runner of another and more Important
session, probably In Omaha. Mr. Ixrvett
is touring the country over the Harrlman
and affiliated lines In an effort to become
better acquainted with the officials under
him and the general conditions existing
over the line. He will travel through the
west, over the Union Pacific to Ogdcn.
Utah, thence to Sacramento and Kan Fran
cisco over the Southern Pacific.
No definite plans have been announced
for the return trip asst of the laWfwtt spe
cial. It may take the southern route via
the Southern Pacific to San Antonio, Tex.,
and New Orleans, of It may return by way
of Omaha and Chicago.
Mohler at Switchmen's Hearing.
Vic 9 President MoUlur cut loose from the
party at Denver, returning to Omaha di
rect. His special car. No. 100, was then
put Into running shape and he left Imme
diately for St Paul, This move was prob
ably a result of the conference of the head
of the Harrlman officials and his cabinet
The Switchmen's union had Its petition
before tho railroad managers at St. Paul
this week. The men demanded an Increase
In wages and Inasmuch as this request was
made In advance of the demands of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen It Is
to be given first consideration by the rail
roads. The switchmen firBt formulated
their demands for an Inorease In the sum
mer of 19U7, but owing to the financial
crash that followed In tho fH they delayed
At Kansas City tho local officials were
joined by j. C. Stubbs, general traffic
manager; K. O. McCormlck, assistant traf
fic director, and other executives of the
Kansas City offices. The party, Including
Mr. Lovett, took an automobile trip over
the city. Inspecting the Union Pacific
station and the Union Pacific properties.
The Visit of President Lovett In this
vicinity revl-ves the talk of a new building
for general headquarters in Omaha. Plans
1 wete made fr a, new .structure before the
panic ol 1907 and heh laid upon the--'table
pending a revival In f-allroad business. '
to certify' inak all druggists ar
au horiied to refund your money if Foley's
Honsy and Tar fails to Ware lour, oough or
cold, n stops ths cough, heals" the lung
and prevents serious results from a cold,
pi event pneumonia and consumption. Con
tains no opiates. The genuine Is In a yel
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Congressional Election In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. A congressional
election hero today In the sixth district
Is of unusual Interest. The election 1b to
fill the vacancy In the house of representa
tives caused by the election of William
Lorlmer to the United States senate In
place-of Albert J. Hopkins.
the ability of Lydia E. Rnkham'8 Vegetable Compound to cure
female ilia are reciuested to write to aiiy or all of the women whose
correct names and addresses are riven below, and see what they
ay you are not obliged to take our word for it ask the
women Mho know from personal experience that Lydia E. I'inkham'a
Vegetable Compound cau and does cure female diseases.
Gosh.B Mrs. W. T. Daluin, Bout. No..
Choalar Mra. Kll Wood.
Wllllmantic Mia. Kiu ikmoran, Bex Wt.
Villa Mrs. T. A. Cm 1.0.
Adrian Lu. V. Jltttiry, Rout. No. .
Woo41d.Mrs. Raoh.l Johnacn.
Moil-r-Mra. Mary Ball.
M.rrtnMra. t'l.a. Kolkel.
Iturloa Vl.wMr. Peter Langenbahn.
('bicaa'o Mr. AlTen. Sterling, 11 langdoa At.
Chicago-Mr. William Tally, 4 Otfden At.
Cbioago Mr. Harriot Jaa.uki, 30J.1 Ljuias
oath Band-Mrs. ' rod Cert la, 10 H 8. Lafay.
WlncbMlrMr. May Heal.
ludianaiH'llj Mr. A. I'. Aud.rsnu, 1207 K.
I.lodl.ywTMr.. May fry.
; Vlnnennu Mr. fcyL hv.lersuM, R'SN. 10th St.
Feudl.txn Mrs. May Marnliall. li. I:., So. 44.
: lMr-Mrt William OtrWii, K. V. I'. No. 1.
Initlanapoliv IVaai.V. i'ip.r,'Al iv Adli.on Bu
Lic-tNiler-Hrs. Uaa W ood, K. V. 1. ,'. 4.
M.lbowaMrs. Clara Wat.rinn,R.F.D.l.
KlnaUj-Mr. Stella Uittord Baanian.
Bardltown Mrs. JuMUU ilall.
U.iiimlle-Mr. gam. W Jb3 Aih Si,
Koab-Mra. Usii. Holland.
Moatogat Mrs. Q. A. Laroiia.
' IviatnnMi. Hur 1 1.. alter, S Orford t.
' BouihW wt HrUr-.Mr. Ulilau Kobblm.Ml.
. lMrt l.lgul rttatloii.
Oardlu.r-Mi.. 8. A. Wllllru, R.F.D.No. 14,
Rorklaud-Mrs. Will Yutr.6Columbia Aa.
. Babattiw-Mi. H W. Miu-Ull, B 3.
Paltlmora MrrW.S.V'ord isImdowD.8t.
, bauipalcad M r. .loi. 11. liaadj.
M aaaac fei uaat a.
RoxlaryMra. 'iai.ci M.ial. IS Fiald Rt.
, Worr alar St ra. 1H Its tula, 117 feuulhgate
Paw Paw Emma lrair.
Ix-lrolt Mr. Loula Jung, J.TJ Cbaatnot Rt.
fvollrlll.-Ml. J. 11. Jobiiaon, H. F.D.N O.I.
' Ilroit-Mr. A. PrwdiBtwa, M Clcott. Aa.
liuliliig-Mrs. Burt Lod, &. V. 1. Ho. $,
Oar. f 1. A. Bantu. rn.
Stephanaon Mrs. lauia Baaudoln.
t Detroit-Mr. Fraud Koaanau, K4 M.ldran
' The above, names wore selected at random from thousands who
have been benefited by Mrs. llnfeham's iukU3 nu'ilicino, and no
. reward whatever is ;riven them for the uonf iht ir nnmos. Ak tlirn
aliut they tbiula of I.jdhi 1. IMnkhi.ai'a Vr-claMo Jiiiouiid.
All efforts to locnte Hfirvey J. Patterson,
the missing head of tho supposedly de
funct Employe's Protective association,
have proven futile. At the offices of the
company, 3as-3it-40 Pnxton block, the only
Information obtainable was that Mr. Pat
terson has been missing since last Thurs
day. Dr. Stacy B. Hall, the physician nnd
surgeon of the company, In whose offices
tho Employes' Protective association ha
been quartered the past month, or. In fact
since Its Inception, professed Ignorance aa
to I'atterson's whereabouts or what
prompted him to leave. The same lack of
Information was professed by Attorney
John O. Kuhn, attorney for the association,
who also has office quarters on the third
floor of the Paxton block.
On the . letter heads of the association
appears the name of F. L. Patterson as
secretary and treasurer. From what could
be learned yesterday, there Is no such per
son, at least he never appeared In the as
sociation's office, nor was his name ever
mentioned In the presence of Attorney
"Efforts to ascertain Patterson's Omaha
address have been without result. Dr. Hall
vouched the Information that Patterson
was married and had purchased furniture
here with which to furnish a flat or house
while Attorney Kuhn said he believed Pat
terson to be slng. Dr. Hall said he had
never seen Mrs. Patterson, although a cer
tain woman hud on numerous occasions
called the office on the telephone and asked
for Patterson. Tntterson, upon learning of
the call, would Invariably say It came from
his wife.' Mr. KXihn said he believed Mr.
Patterson lived romewhere ou Capitol ave
nue, but where be had not the slightest
During his residence in , Omaha Pntter
on's name has not appeared In the city
directory, neither has there been any tele
phone In his name, excepting an automatlo
phone In the association's offices, under the
name of Hall and Patterson, the number
being A -4446. . Aa Patterson sub-rented from
Ir. Hull. It was but natural both should
use the same telephone and number.
There have been no new developments In
the alleged failure of the protective asso
ciation. The desk of President Patterson
remains locked and members of the asso
ciation who call for explanations of jobs
promised them fall to get any cheering In
formation. The police end of the quest has
by no means been dropped, although at
headquarters nothing has been given out au
to what Is being done.
It Is learned that Patterson claimed to be
a son of ex-Governor Patterson of Iowa
and a nephew of Senator Thomas Patter
son of Colorado.
FRED VOGEL GETS POSSESSION
Italian Fruit Vendors In Basement
of Schllts Lose Case Before
. . Judge Leslie,
The ult of Fred Vogel, jr., .to dispossess
two Italians from the, basement store In
the Schllts ; hotol went favorably to the
plaintiff: ' Tho case1 was resumed before
Judge Leslie in county -court Monday, 'and
at 11 o'clock the evidence was all In.
Tho court asked W, O. Gilbert, attorney
for the plaintiff, If he desired to be heard,
and added that he had reached a decision
aa to the merits of the case. Gilbert re
plied that in such a situation he did not,
and Judge Leslie intimated that his de
clrlon would be Gilbert's way.
J. C. Kinsler, attorney for Sam Scavuzzo
and Joseph Rotolo, wished to speak, and
continued Into the afternoon trying to
change the mind of the court. The effort
was In vain.
Diamonds FKENZEK 15th and Dodge.
OnffeeTlU. Mrs. 8. J. Jours.
PUlUburg-Mrs. Varna WUkas, B. F. D. L
Clark tdale-MtM Anna Wallace.
Oronogo Mr. Mae Moknltbi.
KUarurock-Jnat. Haw. K. K. D. 1, Boi ?T
brookfleld-Mrs. ha rah Leusignont, 3u7 8.
Cambridge-Mrs. Nalh. Moslaadar.
Marlton Mrs. Grorg. Jerdjr.Ront l.Boi 40.
Canideu Mra.W f.Valautiaa.evi linoolu Av.
C'auidrn-Mra. Tilll. Wateia. 4A1 Lltvertf bt.
Paiarnon Mrs. Wm. 8oniriUs 1SS liaaa
burgliAr. Now Ywrk.
RVolt-Vlrt. 8. J. Uarber.
Brooklyn Mrs. P.uir Haffn.T, rHSMaac.jAT.
Cornalltll!e-Mra. William Boughloa.
lNwluill.-Mra. A. A. Oil..
Jubnatown Mr. Homer Seaman, 1M B.
Main 8(. Uhls.
Coluaibua.Mrs. E. Hanaon, S04 E. Ixing 8t.
Cluiiuuatt Mra.W. K. HouihJ 1-itiow AT.
Mogadote Mr. Le Manga, Box 131.
Atwater Staliun-Mra. Mluiil. Mu.lhaupi,
Iaytu-Mi. I1'. H. bn.llh, 4J1 Eim 8t.
iuylllt-.Mr.. KUa Muhaal. K. F. D. No. .
'lroiuBall-Mr. Flora Abr, 1302 Kroat St.
la;t.u-Mr. Ida Hals, bos it, J.al(t.nalMill-
CUvclaad-Mias Llute 6telger, AfilO Flest
A... 8. E.
Ci-lnuati-ilr. E H.Maddotka,Jl.i6GUb.r
Barlloaf illo lira. M oudaoa BransMltar.
Jph Mrs. All''. Hurl man.
Bis Rcn-Mra. W. E. Poli.r.
Ultw'ii-41 1 Ham L Hilll,tMIhtnas 84.
K.rla-Mr. J. P. En.fluh, K. F. 1). No. 7.
Vt .air JTiil.- Mr. Magiii. Kal.r, H. P. O. 1.
Phlla.-Mr. Chiia. b.n, Wl,7 V. liarn.t St.
I'bila.-Mra. K. K. Garr.tt, to7 N. Uars.t St.
Palrcbaur. M r. Idrlla A. Duriliara, Box Ui'i.
Pbiia Mr. John Jolioaton. '.'10 Si.g.1 hi.
Fort Hunter-lra. Mary Jan. Kkalto.
F.aal Earl-Mia. Auiiulua l.rron, H. F. I. 1
Ber Vails Mr. W. P. Beyd, 21(A) Serautk
STkM-Mlnnl. 11. 1 1.
C'hrttiai.a-Mra. Marl Wood. It F. Tt. No .
I)jraburg-ilra. Lu HllUard H. K. No. L
Pimmi. Mr. Ada Young FiEglMton.
llouatou Mr. Braai. C llioka, (IS C'l.TJaii4
OraulMTill-Mra. t ha. Harly, K. F. D.
UaTfl.ld Mr. Maym. Wladl.
Vienna Mr, k.:ini.a Vi Lgaluiu
K rakum Mm. url lu.li k.
Milnaiikra lira. Kiuma luiM, KH First Bt
Calls It "Lament of Bock-'F.ra-All'
anil Drops It In the Lap of a
Bailiff as She Flits Oat
of Court Boom.
LAMENT OF "BUCK-'EM-ALL"
B A I.LEW. .
I don't know why I'm hero v
To mingle with these roughsT
I'd rather roam
Around at honie
Than here In Council Bluffs.
I 'fess that I am "Ruck-'em-all"
And know a thing or two;
It seems to me
Is now for "Huck" Ballew.
A certain pleasure yet, I ween,
Would thrill this frame of mine.
If. 'mong the men
Down In the pen.
This Dobbins might do time.
Little Brunette In Brown.
The little brunette In brown swept out
of the court room at Council B'-tiffs, when
the Dobbins case was submitted to the
Jury. She had been there all to herself
through the trial, confiding in no one. As
she passed from the . court room she
thrust a paper Into the hand of Captain
L. n. Cousins, the bailiff, and went trip
ping down the stairway. That staid
official,- completely "flabbergasted," un
folded the bit of note paper and read the
"I guess that don't explain much," he
remarked when asked who this woman
was. "She has been here must of the time,
and she has never said a word to anybody.
I never mentioned It though you see I
wanted some one person in the case, at
least, to escape you reporter. Now you're
after this little woman."
The woman Irr the case had faded out.
Her Identity was hidden behind a thick
brown auto veil, which so completely
matched hef dress and other details of
her garb that Bhe seemed just a' mist as
she flashed out of sight. A big burnt
orange plume waved from her hat saucily.
A ripple of amused astonishment over
took the lawyers In the caae when they
learned from the bal'.lff of the happening.
Two women, ever nameless, have been
mentioned in the trial. Who and what
they are or whether they actually exist
or not Is a trifle uncertain on account of
the nature of the testimony about them.
But who was the little brunette In
Mrs. Bemis Will
Contest the Case
Wife of Former Mayor; Decides ,to
Besist Plea of Husband
Mrs. Julia B. Bemis has accepted service
of summons In the divorce suit brought
against her by her husband, former Mayor
George P. Bemis, and it is reported will
contest the case.
A suit for divorce has been filed by
Betsy Ann Mix against William Mix, who,
says the petition, was "an Ill-tempered and
evil minded man, dissatisfied with all the
arrangements .made by plaintiff for his
happiness and comfort." "
George W. Smith is suing Sarah W. Smith
on the ground of cruelty.
Mrs. Ruth Shultz secured a decree from
Judge ' Redick for desertion. Her father
testified that Shultz was given some furni
ture by him to start housekeeping and that
Shultz promptly sold it and pocketed the
James H. Shlvely has a decree of divorce
from Stella Shlvely for cruelty, signed by
Judge Estelle, and Mrs. Mary E. Haley a
decree from Daniel Haley for nonsuppjrt
WHITE MAN SHOOTS NEGRO
OVER A WHITE WOMAN
Charles Miller, In Edith Hunter's
Room, Sruili Bullet Into
! Charles Miller, a Junk dealer, formerly re
siding at Sixteenth and Cass streets, shot
Jim Towles, colored, in tho back of the head
with a 38-caliber revolver as the result of
a rivalry for the love of a woman of white
skin, Edith Hunter. Towles is not fatally
wounded. Miller Is still at large and has
a dfnt In his head made by a blow from a
club In the hinds of Towles' son, who
rushed to his father's rescue.
The brawl occurred at 7:15 Tuesday morn
ing, In the room of the woman at 1224 Izard
street, which also happens to be the dwell
ing place of the negro.
The woman and Towles assert that Miller
had been forcing his attentions upon the
woman against her protestations and had
visited the house, though she had Warned
him not to. When he reached there this
time he found Edith Hunter sitting at the
head of her couch and Towles at the foot.
Some words ensued, and Miller, so Towles
and the woman say, whipped out his pistol
and shot Towles In the back of the head.
Towles' young son was aroused by the
shot and rushed into the room swinging
a big club and planting on blow wlt.'j
much emphasis upon the cranium of Miller
It drew blood and Miller fled. The laat
seen of him he was going south on Four
teenth street. Detectives Van Dusen antl
Moloney chased him a distance, but lost
track of him. He has a crack in the back
of his head and they expect to get him
without much difficulty.
Tollce surgeons took Towles in charge and
say that the shot which hit him In the
head will not prove serious.
'Mr. and Mrs. Joe Keenan have gohe to
Rapid City and other Wouttj Dakota points
for a visit over Thanksgiving.
Itev. Hurmon llross of Lincoln, formerly
department cummai der of the Nebraska
Hiand Army of the Hcpubllo Is an Omaha
,.T,' "' Curr'e of Monarch. Wyo.; L.
illlamuon of Hrock, Peter Schmidt of
Ci lumbus and J. F. Parks of Hot borings
are ai tlie Henshaw.
Ed Mason of Marsland, W. M. Mason of
Hancroft, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. tilmmons of
isouatur, Kn., and H. C. Anderson of
ixweilen are at the Merchants.
J. V. riniith of Aberdeen. 8. D J wj
Stetilborn .'. F. 1-andberg of CopeUnd'
Idaho; Charles rtrutnche of Laird Colo
nd A. . Stewart of broken How are at
Asher Hoss.tter. superintendent of the
Pinkerton lietective HKency for the Ne
braska district, left Monday evening for
his home In Ht. Louis. Superintendent
Hossetter has been engaged for several
months on the Overland Limited mall rob
bery. Mr. and Mrs P (I r,Ariui.n .. -r-i
Ueurge H. Burnham of 8undy Hill, T 8.
niKiea ui uncoin, HtrK Bulk of Jules
burg. II. H. Momt of Wayne. J C Hum
mers of Everett. Waah ; Mr. and Mrs C J
Anderson of Nellirh, Itlak Muher of Co
lumbus and N. W. ipiiglr of Rawlins
ar. at the Paxton.
Meredith Nicholson, the novelist, ho haj
bern vinltlng at the homo of U L. Kountxd
m Omaha, departed on Saturday last for
Indianapolis Ind lie is to attend the fifth
ar nual bsieiuel nf lh Ir.d.ana soeieiv uf
Chlt-aco to ne held at the fimsress hotel
Ii-enioer 11, when ihe Vru,l,t brothers
"ill be am. .rig il10 dialing u'.a.ied guests of
Some Things You Want to Know
The American Congress
A crisis In the' legislative history of the
United States may be precipitated by the
first regular session of the Sixty-first con
gress which will begin on Monday, De
cember 6. This congress will determine,
either by its own vote or by Its record as
submitted to the people next year, whether
the present legislative system shall be per
petuated, or whether tho power of the
speaker of the house shall be curtailed.
This is a very Br-rlous question, upon
which good and honest men sincerely dif
fer. Even if this congress does not find
the solution of the problem, It will be cer
tain to focus the attention of the country
upen It and prepare the Issues to be settled
at the ballot box.
The Hlxty-flrat congress met In extraordi
nary session last March In response to a
proclamation of President Taft. When It
adjourned In August It had passed a tariff
bill, popularly kriown as the Payne-Aldrlch
bill. Its legislative activity was confined
strictly to the tariff, and upon every other
species of legislation the Plxty-flrst con
gress as yet has had no opportunity to ex
But of even greater Interest politically,
than the tariff bill Is the fact that In the
Sixty-first congresR there Is a serious split
In the ranks of the republican mnjorlty.
A similar schism appeared In the ranks of,
the minority, but democratio splits do not
possess the Interest of novelty. The repub
lican party has been distinguished for its
solidarity, for Its excellent discipline, and
for Its fidelity to tho organization. For
fourteen years It has enjoyed complete
control of the national legislature and for
twelve years It has controlled all branches
of the federal government. Durinr thai
time there has been more than one sharp
contest within the party upon a question
of party policy, but such quarrels always
have been settled without breaking the
solid front of the organization aa presented
to the enemy.
At the very beginning of the Sixty-first
congress a considerable body of republics ri
reprr sentatlves arrayed themselves In op
position to the party organization In the
house. I-atr a compact hnd aggressive,
section of the republican majority In the
senate rebelled against the party leader
ship on the tariff question. These rebels
In both houses have come to be known as
"Insurgents." It is they who will make the
coming session of congress Interesting.
The fight will center about the person
of the Hon. Joseph O. Cannon, speaker
of the house of representatives. He rep
resents the existing system of legislative
procedure by virtue of his office, and he
embodies In his personality that loyalty to
"the organization" which has been the
cardinal doctrine of his party. He is not
to be held responsible for the system of
legislation obtaining In the house, ulthuugh
he Is, of course, responsible for his ue of
that system. Wlrm he came to th
speakership he found that his predecessors
had built up a system which gave th?
speaker practically unlimited power to con
trol legislation in the house. He has used
that power as he has seen It. The "in
surgents" are of two clacses those who
oppose the system on principle, and those
who oppose Cannon for person A reos ns.
The loysl republicans are of three classes
those who consider party discipline as a
sufficient rule of conduct, those who ar
bi'und to the speaker by virtue of fuvo s
received or expected, and those who b
I'.ev. that the present sjstem Is the bis
possible method of legislation in the house
Mr. Cannon maintains that his gavel I
the emblem of authority conferred upm
the spaker by the majority of the repre
sentatives; that he represents the ma
jority In everything he does and that the
majority at any time may remove him;
that abondonment of the essential rules of
present procedure would turn tho hour.
Into an uncontrollable mob incupible of
any kind of legislation, and that as long
as he Is on the Job It v. ill be his Job.
Against Mr. Cannon the majority of the
democrats and the republican lnaurgcnts
marshal many arguments. They declure
that h. has so abused his power that the
house is enslaved to his will; that he is able
to obstruct, and does obstruct, legl!at on
demanded by the people; that ha Is guld d
by his personal prejudices and opinions
rallicr tlun by coiiaiderailous ut Ui public
The Congress Today
good, and that he Is utterly unamenable to
the changes of opinion superinduced by ths
progress of the nation. N
Then there is a personal aspect of tho
fight. There Is tho "Uncle Joe" Cannon
of the "common people," he of the home
spun suit and the rakish cigar, he who
adorns the good story and decorates the
picture of the homely virtues of the Ideal
of Uncle Earn. There Is also Tory Joe
Cannon, opposed to every progressive sen
timent, the enemy of all that Is beautiful,
the foe of all that Is good, the fountain of
unpleasant and Impolite conversation and
the bogle-man of the "fair-haired boys"
lately grouped about the foot of the throne
of Theodore Roosevelt. Somewhere be
tween these two Is Joseph G. Cannon, a
representative from the state of Illinois,
who Is now serving his fourth term as
speaker of the house of representative.
I3ut Mr. Cannon entered upon the duties
of hla fourth term under very different
conditions than had prevailed at the begin
ning of preceding congresses. A number
of repiesentatlvea of his own political
faith supported the majority of the demo
cratic members In an effort to change the
rules to strip the speaker of his right to
appoint the committees. Such a change
would have meant the downfall of the
power of the speakership. Every effort to
Invoke the sanctity of party discipline
failed, and appeal was made to the demo
crats. Twenty-three of the 172 democrats
seceded from their party and set up an
other set of rules, slightly changing tha
existing order, but leaving the power over
committees In the hands of the speaker.
The majority organization was forced to
accept this compromise, and Speaker Can
non retained his power by a narrow margin
of five votes. Thus while he was elected
speaker by a majority composed of his own
party, he ho ds his power as speaker by
commission from a majority made up of
many republicans and a few democrats.
A lepubllcan member of congress, at that
A NOBLE RECORD .
Of many hundreds of thousands of cures forms a well sustained basis for
every claim put forth by the makers of Dr. PIERCE'S GOLDEN MEDICAL
DISCOVERY as a remedy for many of the troublesome affections whichafflict
mankind; yet it is not extolled as a "cure-all" by any means. No extravagant
promises are flaunted before the public to arouse false hopes in the afflicted.
Your neighbors probably know of some of its many cures; ask them.
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has actually been changed
and cultivated by Uneeda
No longer are people
satisfied with crackers
taken from the grocer's
box or barrel exposed to
dust, moisture, handling.
They have learned that
the only crackers that are
crisp, tender, always fresh
and really good are those
protected by a moisture
proof package. These
are the kind they get
as if just from the oven
when they ask for
counted as Insurgent, has charged that
the necessary democratio support was ob
tained by a corrupt bargain made between
Speaker Cannon and Tammany hall. Ona
of the first fights In the coming session of
congress will be waged to obtain a con
gressional Investigation of tliU charge by
a committee to be named by the house on
ballot, and not by the speaker. Mr. Can
non scoffs at this charga.
Mr. Cannon says that a majority of the
house at any time may remove him from
the chair. This Is true In theory, but in
fact the speaker could defend his position
against any majority that did not reach
two-thirds of the whole house. Tho speaker
now possesses the absolute right to de
termine whom he shall recognise. Every
member seeking recognition must make
arrangements beforehand with the speaker.
It Is hardly probable that he would will
ingly accord recognition to any member
for the purpose of moving to declare the
The engine by which the speaker gov
erns the house Is the committee on rules.
Sometimes the house Is permitted to con
sider and discuss unimportant bills In
regular parliamentary deliberation. But
this privilege Is never accorded when an
Important measure Is put upon its passage.
The committee on rules brings in a special
rule, reporting the bill and providing for
Its consideration. The rule stipulates tha
exact time of debate; expressly provided
what amendments shall be permitted, if
any; and leaves the house no opportunity
to do anything but accept or reject the bill
in the fjrm deemed proper by tha com
mittee. The Insurgents will attempt to overthrow
tho power of the speaker by attacking this
committee on rules. When the committee
brings In a special rule, Mr. Dalzell, Its
spokesman, will present the report and
move the previous question. If the prev
ious question Is voted, debate Is cut off
and the report Is not subject to amed
rrent. If at any time the democrats and
lnsugunts can muster a majority to vote
down the previous question, then the rule
reported will bo subject to amendment.
Opposed to all efforts to amend the rules
grid deprive the speaker of his power Is
that section in the house which believes
the present system to be absolutely neces
sary to accomplish legislation. It Is argued
that the surrender of the power of the
time loyal to the speaker, but now ac
majority as concentrated in tho speaker
ship is to Invite filibustering by the minor
ity, and the strangulation of publio bust
I. ess. Men holding this view deelaro that
tt is better to permit a speaker chosen
by a majority . to dictate what legislation
shall pass, than to give a minority the
power to prevent the passage of any or
all measures. Expert students uf parlia
mentary law demur to this opinion, and
point out the fact that the House of Com
mons in England, a much larger body than
the house of representatives, manages to
legislate under ordinary procedure, while
the United States senate deliberates upon
all measures before it without restriction
The insurgent element In the senate Is
opposed to some of the polices, of thit
n ajorlty' of ths repuMrt arr" prr' irf-'trtat '
body. Insurgent senators Will be watched1
Dy the whole country with Interest, but
it is not without the realm of possibility
for them to come Into control of the senate
The fight will center In the house. There
it is possible for a coalition of democrats
and Insurgents to overthrow the ruling
powers. If It shall be done It will estab
lish a new precedent In American legisla
tive history and will crystallize a new
doctrine In our unwritten constitution. I
Whether or not anything so radical Is
accomplished, the forthcoming struggle
will provide Issues for the next congres
sional election!.. Everybody will be Inter
ested in the winter's session, whether -they
be loyal nephews of "Uncle Joe," ad
mirers of Champ dark, or Insurgent braves
off the republican reservation.
By rBEDEIICK J. XASKHT.
Tomorrow The Ajnerloan Congress-
MQNAGHAN AND MANGAN QUlT
Manager , and Treasurer of II iLril Are
Succeeded hy Kansas Cltr
Ed Monaghan, manager of the Boyd thea
ter, has resigned his place and has been
succeeded by Frank Woodward, son of O.
D. Woodward of Kansas City. Mr. Mon
aghan will assume the management of ths
new Brandela theater. i'arnell Mangaif,
treasurer of the Boyd, has also resigned
and has been suoceeded by "Con" Heoker,
treasurer of the Willis Wood theater of
Kansas City. i
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