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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1000.
ENTRIES FOR CITY TOURNEY
Some Must Hustle, at They Close Be
fore End of This Week.
LAUGE NUMBERS ABE BEADY
Trmna Whlrh An !o Jlfmbfr, of
Any of the Itraralar I,fn
Will Knter the City
Hntrlen for the city bowling tournament
tnun ho mado before midnight, Oeeomber
24. an po1tlvrly no entrlea will bs accepted
after that tim. It In n"fnry for all
replicant for the city chanipirttmhtp hon
ora to Kt busty and fill out application. ,
From praaont Indlcatloni there will be at
least twenty five-men team, eighty (wo
men and 17S ulnglen, ro. that the prlfe
money will be worth shooting for. Phiyrra
muBt compete In a city tournament before
they are eligible to .enter the middle went
or national tournament.
Teams representing the Brandels stores.
Carpenter Paper company, McCord-Brady
company and Paxton-Qallagher company
will enter, although not being members of
any of the city leagues. Many Individuals
who are not members will also shoot. Ap
plications should be made as early as pos
. slbla so that a schedule can be arranged
I that will be satisfactory to ' all concerned
and at the time most convenient to the ap
plicants. The five-men event will be
bowled at the Metropolitan alleys and the
two-men and singles at Franclaoo's. -Short
Miss Elisabeth Jonnlnga Is high for the
two-pound box of candy at Francisco's
with a score of 173. Miss Jennings Is a
new bowler, but la surely getting the pins
for a starter. ' '
Gatllng Ollbreath ' will be a hard one to
bent for the city championship, as he Is a
terror agAlnst new pins. , -
John Klauck, present c'.ty champion, has
entered the city tourney and expects to
make a rcore that will make him a two
time winner.. The Klauck Cllendales, John's
five, is going to make the boys shoot in
the big five event.' ' '
Scannell of the St. Jamrs la gojng to pay
Mineral Water Crtres Arc Now At
tributed by Some Entirely to Ra
dium Ejrianatloii. - Interest .
lug Experiments Made by
Dr.' A. Fursteiibcrg.
Radium Treatment Is . being hopefully
looked to as a cure for serious skin dis
eases In institutions. Dr. A. Furstenberg
has been making some Interesting experi
ments and has discovered the Radium
Emanation in water bids fair to become
a popular remedy for so. ne ailments." He
has used water artificially charged with
Radium Emanations for beverages and
baths and has observed beneficial effects
in more than one hundred oases of dif
ferent diseases. He recommends Inhala
tion of Radium Emanation in . certain
cases and has' obtained surprising cura
tive effects, especially In gout and rheu
matism. There seems to be good ground
for the belief that mineral water cures
are due largely, perhaps entirely, to Ra
dium Emanation. ,
The Radium Medical and Surgical Insti
tute of this city has secured many sur
prising results of a beneficial character
from tho application of Radium Emana
tion. Although the Radium Medical' and
Surgical . Institute has been ih operation
only since the middle of "August, it
nevertheless has on hand a large num
ber of testimonials from cured patients
who have taken the Radium Treatment,
tostlmonals which prove beyond a shadow
of doubt that this treatment has been ef
fective In cases where ordinary treatment
was of no benefit; Here is a testimonial
from one of the patients referred to:
. Omaha. Neb., Oct. 24, 100. .
Radium Medical and .Surgical Institute,
Dear Doctor: I hud catarrh of the whole
system for-several .year. -My throat,
stomach, bowels ana kidneys bothered me
at all times, was not at all timet able to
do a day's work. Tour medicine has flr"
me so much Rood that I vould advise
suffering with, catarrh and catan
conditions ' to take advantage of your
treatment. . Yours iruly. .
JOHN M'SHANE; Oen'l Del.-
Cancer, Lupus,- Asthma, Catarrh, .Rheu
matism, Gallstones, Liver, Stomach,' Kid
ney, Bladder,' Epilepsy, Blood and ,'Skln
diseases, In fact nil suffering with
chronic dlseaxes are best cured , hy the
Radium System. 'These ypcclallsts take
no cases that In their opinion is not cur
able by this system,
Consultation and Examination Free. .
Radium Judical and Surgical Institute,
northwest, corner, of .Thirteenth and Far
nam streets, entrance. 220 South Thlr-f
teenth street, Orqaha. , . , ,
I : ; ; ' ;
UP TO HATE
V Bluffs Dept. 80
ETf r-rsnoics nia uur soectauv.
rj Should you find yourself nort on
Caia and long on Osaeroslty at
tnia joyiui gin season, come to ua
for iw.Ntrtncs Uutlnea strictly
soo- Weekly pay a 110 X.oa
. 4Co Weekly Fays a 20 Loan
fcOo Weekly Fays a $40 Lots
Olhar amounts in like proportion.
"Ask us about our free Interest
) plan." i
V THK J. A. IIUTTON CO..
614-l rastoa 8!k. Dong. 1607.
"Open evening unlll Cnrtstmst."
H II IMI1
I II rfj - w
1 :rr jfckJ f
m r s - m m MS -7 m
five more - Into the Social elub treasury.
The Chabtit team will not have to pay Its
Initiation for some time yet.
King Solomon Is hot after that S7 of
Martin's, leading single game in the Com
Charley SCarp Is the reliable bowler of
the Omaha nieycles. He usually pulls out
with about the same total.
Wood Hartley la training a dope ball to
keep from getting splits and, If successful,
will secure a patent On It. -
rhedale of Games for This Week.
Wednesday Ilrodegssrd Crowns against
Drelbus Candy company.
Thursday Chabot Shoe company against
O'Hreln's Monte C'hrlsto.
METROPOLITAN BOWUNO LEAGUE.
Tueeuny Sun Klst against Humle Acorns
Wednesday iieaelln's Mixers against
Pally News. ,
Thursday West Bides against' Holly.
Friday French Way against Loyal Hotel
OMAHA BOWLING LEAGUE.
No games scheduled.
OMAHA 1KJ08TER3 LEAGUE.
No games scheduled. ,
The Cudahys won three games from the
Signal Corps. James Delaney had high
single game of 21C pins. Spore:
1st. 2d. Sd. Total.
Matthes M2 lf,2 1S2 53-5
lowell li 1;2 174 478
Cofree 120 113 155 fc
Delaney 218 149 122 47
Schmidt 183 170 166 624
T6talS. 888 738 799 ' 1,418
, 1st. 2d. 3d. Total.
Clsrk 14 167 202 663
Holmes 170 121 W 3W
Collins 17 .128 138 . 412
Smith'.. : 14 147 1 97
Strlder U4 140 ltift 4)
Totals.'..... 8fi8 683 . 770 2,821
The Omaha Bicycle Co. Jumped up some
last night when they took tnree games
from tne St. James. They also bowled a
grand total of 2. (OS. Solomon took all hon
ors for the Bikes, with a total of 617 and
single game of 268. Moyna was high man
for the St. James, with 661 total and James
Haster had high single game of 23 for the
same team, 'tonight ' the Loch's Willow
Springs and Klauck's Glendales. Score:
OMAHA BICYCLE CO.
Totals ..' 826 '
SCHUOEDER S ST.
.994 978 2,893
908 - 881
The Buncralows took two out of
from the Excels ors. Utt had 483 for totals
and O'Connor 189 for high game for the
Excelsiors. Ward got high totals for the
evening and high game, 634 end 214. He
belongs to Percy's Bungalows. Pour strikes
In a row for O'Connor and Utt won the
first game for the Excelsiors when the
Bungalows had It all but won. Score:
161 . 605
... 490 481
512 434 450 1,397
LYNCH TAKES NEW OFFICE
President of National Lesgsc
Not Talk of Plana at
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. John J. Lynch,
the new president of the National league,
assumed his duties yesterday, but ' re
quested that the base ban publlo give him
tlm to acquaint himself with the details
of his position before making any state
ments as to his future plans. All Lynch
would .say was that he was in favor of up
holding the umpires in their deolslons and
that he is glad he Is to have the 'co-operation
of John Heydler. .
That the ' election pf Lynch to the presi
dency has not entirely restored harmonious
relations between the National and the
American leagues Is evidenced ' by the
statement given out tonight V by John M,
Ward, who Was the candidate for those op
posed Jo the re-election of John Heydler;
and against the attitude of B. B. Johnson,
president of the .American league. .' Mr.
Ward said: .' " '.'.'. '
''The elation of Mr.. Lyncn, as president
of tho National-league, was a happy solu
tion of the situation. He -was a capable
umpire' and is a high class man. ' Ho has -a
mind of his own and will have something
to say. about the business, of the National
commission. With him as a member of
that 'body the base ball Interests of the
country may rest . assured that their af
fairs will not be conducted in bar rooms
atid cafes." . . ' ' ' -,
Halt, lake birt, . bays' tkx"
Fight - Promoter aaya Oowrnor of
I'tafc . Will . Not Interfere.
CHICAGO, Dec. 21. According to "Tex"
Rlukaid, the Jcffries-jonnson rfltjnt pro
moter, ' who arrived !iere today, the gov
ernor of Utah will not oppose the meeting
of the contenders for tne heavyweight
championship In Salt - Lake City next
Fourm of July. - -,
"Of course, a few people In -Utah do not
Want us -to fight there,'." said Rlckard.
"Hut the governor-and most of the people
are behind us. If we have to agree to lie
lined 81.V00 or so we will be glad to do it.
Take it from me, we are going to fight In
Salt Lake City." ,
Patton . Longi tor. Robin's Call.
H. G. Patton, the pitching phenom, who
won so many games for Omaha ut the
close of lust season and .who was so
largely responsible for beatlnr iimu
lloimes out of the pennant, wrn.es to the
Hliorung euuor 01 u ne ee that he Is keep
ing himself In flue condition this winter by
pluying basket lis 1 and that he will be
ready to report about the last of March,
tie says thut he is anxiously awaiting tha
call of the robin as a warning that it Is
iime io return 10 uniana. fauou is win
terlng at Popiar Bluff. Mo.
- . . . j i .... . .
Tigers Start fur Home.
n a i aii a, iec. .ii. -a . Dase Dan game
was scneduled tor tuday .beiw-ten the Amer
icans and Aimenduie teams. A great
crowd went to the grounds, but tli Amer
.can team iauea to apptar. Instead, they
rnt aboard the Bleunmi- fur Kv U'.it m.
letting unfair treatment by Marnier Me
Allistir. Hofman, one of the playtrs, was
arrcHted on his way to the dock, charged
y McAllister with violation cf contract
was arraigned before the provincial
uvernor. who immediately discharged him
default of evidence. The whole team
, Sporting Club Is Cloaed.
I NEW YORK. JDec.21.-The Nationil
importing' Club of America. with htad-
ciuarters In Harlem was closed tonight bv
i .he police. . Tom O Rourke, the promcter
and referee and two loca fluhteis. Hal
! w ,"?-J." . d L or were arrcated and
I " ' m $500 ball for arraignment In police
vu.y luuiuiiow. me ciuov management
says no admission tickets had been sold
and that only mumbers were present. Ao
oordlngly It Is believed the case will be
come prominent as a test of the boxln
v Police Stop Boat at Gary.
GARY, Ind., Dee. Ci.-The schfduled ten
rouiid sparring exhibition between Johnny
Con on. the bantam weight champion and
Karl Denning, both of Chicago, was stnpoed
l5..h t.h,rd rouni1 tonight by the police.
Both principals and Promoter Oren weie
arrested. The third round barely had been
ring " lh po'e J"1" ln,o the
south Dakota tieta Jab.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1.-Presldent Taft
today sent to the senate the nomination
of Howard C. Shober of Sou'.h Dakota, to
bt auditor tor the Interior department in
NEBRASKA IN CONFERENCE?
Manager Eager Gets Harry Up Call
to Attend Meeting.
MAY TAKE MICHIGAN'S PLACE
Athletic Board Ready to Join aad
Make t'nlon the "Bl Nine"
Star Thought to lie
LINCOLN, Dec. 21. (Special.) Is the Uni
versity of Nebraska's Christmas gift to be
a membership in the Western Intercollegiate
conference? Have the schools of the so
called "Big Eight" tired of keeping an open
door for the return of their wayward ex-
member, Michigan,, and are they ready to
let Nebraska take the place of the Wolver
ines, as they once hinted they were only
two years agot
These questions became rife today with
the departure of Manager Earl Eager for
Chicago as a representative of the Univer
sity of Nebraska at a meeting of all the
CI Icago conference managers on Thursday.
Besides Phil Bartelem of the University of
Michigan, Manager Eager will be the only
nonconference representative present at the
Ostensibly he goes to arrange foot ball
dates with Minnesota and Michigan, but
there are strong grounds for believing that
his mission la ar more Important than the
fixing of gridiron games. The circumstances
attendant upon his sudden departure have
created a suspicion that Nebraska ls to be
invited to Join the big western conference.
The Chicago meeting was announced over
three weeks ago, but Nebraska's repre
sentative had no. thought of going until
yesterday, when he received a communica
tion from Chicago. The contents of that
message have been kept a secret from all
but a few of the faculty members of the
athletic board. It undoubtedly contained
something very Important, for as soon as
It came a decision to hurry Manager Eager
to Chicago was made, and he left today
two days before the date of the meeting.
Among local university athletic authori
ties It Is hinted the communication was
from Coach Stagg of the University of Chi
cago, and that It was an urgent request
for Nebraska to send a representative to
the meeting In the Windy City on Thursday
to discuss the expansion of the "Big Eight"
into the "Big Nine."
, It is known now that Stag's has set him
self against the return of Michigan to the
field, and that question Is admitted to be
a dead Issue- for this year. But has Stagg
decided to pass Michigan for good and Is
he going to try and get Nebraska into the
conference so that there will be no place
for the Wo'-verlnes? That Is Just the con
clusion local mentors have reached. -
Stagg, as the man who forms the Unl
verslty of Chicago's athletic policies, has
announced that he Is through with any at
tempt to reconcile Michigan, and that ne
gotiations between--the Ann Arbor school
and the conference are at an end. He ha
stated positively that the Wolverines will
not get Into the "Big Eight" this year.
The Midway director and his school have
always oeen mena.y towara me ijornnus
ers and only two years ago tried to get
the Nebraska institution Into the confer
ence.- Now .It Is' thought that Stagg, him
self, has become thoroughly disgusted with
Michigan and that he Is decided on a policy
toward the Ann Arbor people, to the carry
ing out of which the first move will be
to fill the. vacancy In' the conference by
voting Nebraska to membership In the, pres
ent "Big Eight."
.Putting the Cornhuskers Into' the confer
e'nee as the ninth member would be a di
rect slap at the ' Wolverines, ' who have
hinted they might take up a seat In that
body again If they were atlowed certain
concessions. When Michigan withdrew Ne
Hrecka was mentioned as Its successor,
but the time apparently was not ripe for
getting the Cornhuskers Into the higher
company, although Chicago and ,Mlnnesota
wanted thorn in then.
The Cornhuskers are ready to Join the
conference. and the local athletic board
Is willing to ratify the action of Its mana
ger "at' Chicago.; In case Nebraska Joins the
"Big Eight," .Chicago will probably take
Michigan's place on the Comhusker foot
AUBURN PLANS HORSE RACES
C. M. "Duck Elected President t
Gathering- of Meet Enthusiasts.
AUBURN. . Neb., Doc. 21. (Special.)
Auburn is lining up Its racing Interests to
hold a blir meeting next year ana at
meeting of the , promoters of the Auburn
Summer race meet, C. M. Buck was elected
president and Bartow C. Howe, secretary.
It was decided to give liberal purses and an
effort will be made to make the 1!10 meet
tha banner ' racing event of Nebraska for
the year. The board of directors include
George M. -Cotton, James F. Ely, Oeortre
McConnell, George Rothrock and T. F.
Beaver Cty Team on Tour. (
; BEAVER CITY, Neb., Dec. 21. (Special.)
The boys' basket ball team of the Beaver
City High school left yesterday for Hold
rege and Minden, where games will be
played. The boys are in cnarge of Rev. E.
B-' Eberhardt, pastor of the - Methodist
church of Beaver City.
Cole Car Goes Past.
"A telegram received by the Mid-West
Automobile company states that the of
ficial time of tho Cole car In the Indianap
olis twenty-mile race was 19:47, even faster
than was first announced. William Hardy
was the driver of the Cole car.
MARLEYS ARE BOUND OVER
Father and Hon Will Answer
Court on Charge of Murder of
' LCK3AN, la., Dec. 21. (Special Telegram.)
At their preliminary examination held
here Monday Guy Marley and Henry Marley
were held to answer to the charge of mur
der of Mrs. Hnry Marley. They were
bound over to district court under bonds
of &000 each..
; Ira Brundldge was held as an -Important
jittneHs under bond of $1,000. Brundldge
knew decidedly less today while on tha
witness stand than he did under' the ex
amination of the officers Immediately fol
lowing the shooting.
The - hearing held today developed little
that was . new concerning the case asldo
from' the fact that Mrs. Marley had- been
forced to flee to the home of a neighbor
on the day before the shooting and that
she had . been knocked down and beaten
by her husband.
The two little children of Mrs. Marley, g
and 11 years of age, were today taken to
the Children's home at Des Mulnes.
GRAFT INQUIRY IN CHICAGO
City Hall Officials and Others are
Subpoenaed to Appear Before
. . .' . State's Attorney.
, CHICAGO, Dec. 2I.-C1ty hall officUls
and others who have appeared as witnesses
before the Merrlam Investigating commit
tee, which has been delving Into the alleged
graft In city hall contracts, were subpoe
naed today to appear before State's Attor
ney Wayraan. pending a grand Jury inquiry
into tha affair. Disclosures made before
tha commltte have Implicated city hall offi
cials, wholesale coal dealers and prominent
. Chamberlain's Cough Remady not only
stops a cough, but It removes the irritation
which causas it.
Race Riot is
Negro Mnrderers Barricade Them-
lelves and Fire on Fosse Four
Whites Were Wounded. '
MONTGOMERY, Ala., Dec. 21. -Barri
cading themselves in a house, Will, Sheldon
and Clinton Mongomery, negroes, wanted
for the murder Saturday night of Algernon
Lewis, a young white man, late this after
noon opened fire on ai sheriff's posse near
Magnolia, Marengo county, wounding four
whites, two fatally. The house was set on
fire and Clinton Montgomery wsa ore-
mated, the other two being captured when
they dashed from the burning building.
Ernest Slade, one of four wnlte men shot
by Cllntort Montgomery, a desperate negro,
Is fatally Injured and his death, expected
at any time, may serve to further fan the
flame of race hatred.
Search is being continued tonight for Will
Montgomery,1 atiother of the four brothers,
whose alleged murder late Saturday night
of Algernon Lewis, a young white man,
precipitated the trouble today.
Practically every negro resident of Mag
nolia left there this afternoon. The white.
are well armed.
When Clint Montgomery and othe.
negroes were found barricaded In a house,
they were soon surrounded by white men.
Fearing for their lives, Montgomery's com
panions deserted him and surrendered to
the posse. Montgomery fastened the door,
after defying the men to attempt to get
him. One of his negro companions was
then forced to set fire to the house, and
when the bulldh.g was enveloped In smoke,
Montgomery threw open a ' window and
opened fire with telling effect upon the
posse with a magazine shotgun. Ernest
Slade fell, mortally Wounded, his face and
body filled with shot. N. O. Carlton, Tom
Shields and William Llndsey were also
wounded, though not seriously.
A fusillade of shots struck Montgomery as
he was attempting to leave the house, his
body being riddled and then allowed to be
consumed In the burning building.
Mr. Lewis was waylaid by the Mont
gomery brothers. It Is charged, late Satur
day night, while he was on his way to his
home. Hla body, riddled with bullets, was
left In the public road. A short time there
after the murder was discovered and a
posee was soon In pursuit of the negroes.
Notwithstanding the biting cold, sleet and
rain, the search for the murderers con
tinued all day Sunday and today.
Two Explosions "
of Gas in Tepcka
Fire Cistern is, Wrecked and Street
Railroad Track and Pavement
are Torn Up.
TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 21. Two explosions
caused by escaping gas occurred today in
the business section of the city within half
a block of each, other and wrecked he
fire cistern In which Street Commissioner
Frank Snyder and workmen recently nearly
lost their , lives, ,by a similar explosion.
For twenty feet eaoh way the 'pavement
Was blown up and the flan plates connect
ing a Joint of tha .olty railway track were
snapped and the, rails bent upwards.
The first explosion occurred about 11
O'clock this rrlofnlrig and was caused by
workmen usirig "a 'lantern In repairing u
telephone conduit..,. Two manholos were
blown out an a-workman was Injured.
A second expKisfon occurred late this af
ternoon. , The five cistern was known to
contain gas. City Engineer Fulton was
preparing to drive- it out, but fearing an
explosion, he decided to' make a test. He
threw a bunch of burning waste into the
cistern and the -explosion followed.
H0MESEEKERS' FARES WILL
BE RAISED BY RAILROADS
Executive and Passenger Officials
Will Pnt New Rale Into Effect
CHICAGO. Dec. 21. (Special Telegram.)
Homeseekers' ' fares to the western states
will be advanced, next years as the result
of the decision reached today at a special
meeting of the executive and passenger
officials of the western railroads, called for
the purpose of settling the basis of pas
senger fares for' 1910. ' The maximum rate
from Chicago ,1s advanced t5, which will
make the rate to- the southwest tSa Instead
of -(30, with corresponding advances to the
northwest. ' The St. Louis basis la to be
raised from $25 to 127.60. Kansas City rales
will be advanced by the same amounts and
from St. Paul the increase will be $2. To
points that take less than the maximum
rates the -fares will b. as heretofore, a
fare and a half plus $2 for the round trip.
The other rates for next year will be the
same as for the lust two years.
Tuxedo Suits . . $20
Full Dress Suits $25
Suits . . . $20 and $25
(Expert Clothes Fitters
lOT South lOth Street.
For Your Christmas Cheer
Bottled in bond Rye Whiskies Guckenhelmer, Overholt, Shenley.
Clark's Pure Rye, full quart bottle .'.91.00, $1.03 and S1.60
Bottled In bond Bourbon Whiskies Old Crow, Ojiar Pepper, Bonil
tc LUlard, Cedar Brook, Green River, Golden Sheaf, per full quart,
at 91.00, 91-98 aad 91.60
Maryland Rye, full quart TSo, per gallon 92.60
Tennessee White Corn (Mr-ori-hlne) full quart TCo, per gallon 93.60
Clarets, Suternes, per quart B6o, 38c, SOo and 73s
Vine de Mease (Alter wine) imported from Spain, per quart 78o,
. Per gallon 93.60
California port and Sherry, per quart 3Bo, 38o, 60o
I'er gallon 91.00, 91.80, 9300
Home Made Wine, white or red, per gallon , 91.00
Burnham's Clam Bouillon, pint bottle gSo
FUher's Beef Extract per Jar SOo
Cohasslt or Cardinal Punch per quart bottle 91.00
Xiadj Clerks la Attendance.
CACKLEY BROS., Hejmhant,
Both Phoaa. 191 HOBTK IXTXEHTX ST, Opposite Post Office
BALLISCER FOR AN INQUIRY
Demands that Charges Against Him
self Be Fully Investigated.
PUTS IT UP TO PRESIDENT
Will Not Remain In Cabinet Under
Fire of Criticism Joint Com
mittee of Both Houses
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.-rresldent Taft
Monday yielded to the demands of both
Secretary Ballingcr and his critics for a
public Investigation of the whole subject
matter underlying the ro-cniled Balllnge:
Mr. Balllrtger this afternoon served upon
the president virtually an ultimatum, to
the effect that such an Investigation was
indeed the price of his remaining in the
cabinet. He made It clear to the pres dent
that he was no longer willing to sit silent
In his office in the Interior department
and wait for the thing "to blow over."
Mr. Taft It Is said, reluctantly admitted
the dlsappolntmeht of his hope that the
country at large would accept as final his
own vindication of Mr. Ballinger In his
dismissal of the charges brought before
him against the secretary of the Interior
by L. R. Glavls, the former special agent
jf the land office and his conclusion that
the Investigation demanded by both sides
In this matter was inevitable.
Mr. Balllnger's attitude in this matter
has the support of loading republicans In
both branches of congress, senators and
representatives, who feel that, entirely
apart from the merits of the controversy
itself, a festering sore of this charactei
must poison the whole system of the party
In power and that It Is high time to re
sort to the lar.ce. The-e leaders, de e: mined
that a cleansing of Inls wound is necessary
have not hesitated to go to die White
House and Impress their views upon Mr.
Several Conferences Held.
Conferences of a confidential character,
In which members of the cabinet, party
leaders in both houses of congress and the
president himself have participated, have
been held at various times during the .last
few days. They culminated today, when
Secretary Ballinger, Attorney General
Vv'ickersham and PoBtmaater General
Hitchcock met in Mr. Wlckersham's office
and proceeded thence to the White House,
where the matter was laid before the presl
Mr. Ballinger told the president. It is
said, that the situation had become intoler
able to him, and though tha constant
charges against him had come from irre
sponsible persons, he could not ionger alt
supinely by, and in Justice to himself he
felt compelled to insist orf an Investigation.
The president was given to understand
that Mr. Balllnger's demand "carried with
it the endorsement of Mr. Wlckersham and
Mr. Hitchcock. It is a known fact that he
has the sympathy also of other members
of the cabinet.
v Cabinet Will Discuss Matter.
Tomorrow is cabinet day. There can be
little doubt that this will be one of the
Important subjects of that meeting. Pre
sumably this lb one of the principal reasons
why the Investigation, backed by the ad
ministration, will probably not be broached
in congress before its adjournment to
morrow for the holiday recess.
Several things have served to bring the
matter to a head. The speech of Repre
sentative Hitchcock, a democrat of Ne
oranka, in the house a few days ago, de
manding action upon his resolution provld
.ng for an investigation of the land office,
was a factor. Mr. Ballinger, It la said,
feared that, this resolution might bo' laid
on the table by the republican majority
and that such action would be construed
by his enemies as an effort on the pal I
of the administration to "whitewash" him.
' A few days ago, he recrfved pointed ad
vice from a closo personal friend, a man
who has recently left the government
service, who has himself been an Investi
gator of the Department of Justice and
who Is an expert on land laws, urging Just
such an ultimatum as Mr. Ballinger carried
to the White House today. He impressed
upon the secretary the conviction that tho
time had come when he must either de
mand an acquittal or retire to private life.
Reason for Ordering Inquiry.
Four Important aspects of the situation
are taken into consideration by the party
First, the effect upon the future of the
republican party and of the Taft adminis
tration if attacks upon the Integrity of a
member of the president's official family
may be made with Impunity and allowed
to pass unanswered, even unchallenged.
Second, the possibility of the controversy
between adherents and opponents of Secre
tary Ballinger becoming so bitter as to
endanger party legislation.
Third, the practical standstill of the
whole policy of conservation of natural
resources during the present conflict among
those In whose hands lies the administra
tion of that policy. ' (
Lastly, the desire to do Justice toward
the cabinet officer whose p"ronl and
official Integrity has been assailed.
So the decision hss been renchv1 to sift
the entire rmittei to the bottom. It re
mains only to settle on the rtetnlls of the
or.rom. All parties understand that the
investigation must be of ruch n character
as to leave In the public mind not the
slightest doubt of Its thoroughness and
Mr. Ballinger Is Impatient to delay and
la said to have urged that a resolution
providing for a congressional Investigation
be presented In the rfiiato tomorrow. It Is
undtrstood tonlgl.t that he ha? been over
ruled, on that point nnd thut the exceed
ingly complex tnMk of determining the foi-tn
of Inquiry will be threshed out between
now and the reconvening of congress on
This whole subject has been the center
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