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OMAHA, SUNDAY MOHN1NG, JANUARY 9, 1910 SIX SECTIONS THIHTY-TWO PAGES.
VOL. XXXIX NO. 30.
Senate Committee Votes to Report
Inquiry Resolution at it Wat
THIEF IN TOMBS
Thorn! P. Reilly it Charged wjth
Stealing; Wickeriham't Note
to District Attorney.
OTHER DOCUMENTS ALSO TAKEN
Letter Subsequently Was Published
in a New York Magazine.
on Trust Plans
South Dakota Congressman Sayt it
Comes from Lawyer with Judi
cial and Constructive Mind.
Bitter and Weighty Political Battle
in Great Britain Nears
LIBERAL VICTORY PREDICTED
2ND OF LONO INVESTIGATION
Indicted Man it Employe of Inter
state Commerce Commission.
WORKED ' FOR1 SUGAR COMBINE
He Waa at On Time Traffic Expert
for (he "TrMt" ana FirUkr4
Much Evidence In Rail
road Rebate t'aaea.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.-Thoma P. Reilly,
special Investigator for the Interstate Com
merce commission was arrested here late
this afternoon and locked up In the Tombs,
charged with the theft of a letter from
George W. Wlckeraham, United States at
torney general, to Harry A. Wise, United
Statu dlatrlct attorney, from Mr. Wise's
office In the New Tork federal building,
The letter subsequently appeared In the
Coamopollton Magazine and it wag known
yesterday that the long search for the man
who stele It had at last resulted In the
return of an Indictment by the federal
grand pury. Whether other Indictments
will follow, Mr. Wise would not say to
night, but they are expected.'
.The specific charge against Reilly in the
Indictment is "the taking and publishing
ot letters and private papers without au
thority," In violation of the United State
revised statutes and of the New Tork
penal laws. The acts complained of are said
aid to have been committed on July, 1, 190J,
when Mr. Wise was abroad.
In addition to the Wlckersha ietter there
were also abstracted from the files of the
district attorney's office two letters from
C. R. Helke, secretary of the American
Sugar Refining company - to John E. Par
sons, counsel for the company and the
minutes of the board of directors of the
company for the meeting held at the house
of the late Theodore Havemyer, December,
Letter Stole from Desk.
1222 Abel I. Smith, the assistant United
States district attorney who worked up the
case against Reilly, suid tonight that when
the publication of Mr. Wickersham'a letter
first greeted Mr. Wise on hla return from
Europe, he immediately Instituted a search
for the original. The Wlckeraham letter
he had left in hla desk. - It was found
finally, in the W flls. A copy of It had
evidently been taken for publication. The
.' Iteike-T"rWn letter had also, "been copied,
for . the originals were recovered in the
office file, but the minutes of the sugar
company's board of directors have .appar
News of .the arrest .caused a sensation in
the federal bulBdtng, where Reilly was
known aa a protege of Henry L.-Stlmson,
now special counsel for the government In
Ha prosecution of the sugar cases and
formerly. United States district attorney.
It was on information furnished by Reilly
to Mr. Btlmson that the government prose
culed with success the New Tork Central,
Rock Island, Chicago, Milwaukee & 8c
Paul, Central Vermont, Western Traotion
company and other railroad and transit
companies for giving rebates on . sugar
shipments In violation of the Hepburn law,
The railroads, on pleas of guilty, were all
heavily fined. ...
Oeorge Von Utasaey, business manager
of the Magaalne, and Perlgon Maxwell,
manager, have both testified before the
grand Jury as to the price they paid tor
the letter, but this information has not
been made public
' Text of Stole Letter.
The Wickersham letter, as It appeared in
the Cosmopolitan magazine, follows:
"WASHINGTON. Sunday, June 27, 1900.
My Dear Wiser senator Root has sent me
the proof ot a petition signed by Dowers,
Mllburn and Guthrie In support of their
contention that the statute of limitations
bus run In favor of Messrs. Parsons, Kissel
and Harned. If the only overt acta done
, U carry out the objects of the unlawful
V caisplraey were those referred to In the
Mlef, 1 should think they were insufficient
to save the bar of the statute. -
"A strong effort will be made tomorrow
to pera.uad the president to Interfere in
sumo May to prevent the Indictments, but
an uo from that no indictments should be
returned against any one U there is no
reasonable ground to believe they caa ha
tustalned If, for Instance, the offenses
harged are clearly barred by the statute.
I need hardly say thia to you.
"What Iwant to impress upon you Is that
if you have any reasonable doubt In the
natter you either have the grand Jury ask
the court for Instructions, or, if that is
not feasible, that you advise the depart
ment of the specific charges on which you
rely to save the statute before actually
having the indictments brought in. Tou
aiay telephone either to me or to Mr. Ellla,
If 1 should be out of the department when
you call on this point.
' "GKOKUB W. WICKERSHAM."
Former Employe of Sugar t'sstblst.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8.-As a special
agent. Thomas P. Reilly has been an em
ploye of the Interstate Commerce oommls
slon for about two years. He Is regarded
as a diligent and thorough investigator1.
Through his efforts hundreds of thousands
of dollars In fines and penalties have beon
turned into the United (States treasury.
Reilly for many years was a trafflo ex
pert for the "Sugar trust." and Is declared
to be better Informed on the relations be
tween the "Sugar trust" and the railroads
than any other man. Several years ago he
relinquished hla position with the "trust"
u and became a apeclal agent of the United
Blatea district attorney in New York City.
He was recommended to the commission
by former District Attorney Stlmson of
New York. i .
After he Joined the commission's investi
gating force Reilly spent much time In the
dlstrit attorney's otfles, where he was af
forded office and desk room. It has been
known to the commission that Reilly was
uapected of knowing something about the
disappearance of letter and documents
and their consequent publication, and the
news of his arreat created little surprise.
It Is said at (be commission's office that
soon aa Reilly Indictment and arreat
wui oomniuutoaled to tfc txniy officially
he would be suspended ug further d-
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (Special Tele
gram.) "The president's antl-tmst messaga
In an exceedingly strong and noteworthy
t'ocument," says Congressman Martin of
South Dakota. "It could only have been
written by a lawyer, and a lawyer of Judi
cial mind. It fully recognises the principle,
purpose and scope of the Sherman anti
trust act. and upholds the law In no un
certain terms. The principle of the Sher
man act Is free competition, It purpose
s to prevent and suppress monopoly and
Its scope Is broad enough to accomplish
thia without Injury to legitimate Industry.
The president advises no amendments nor
modification of this wholesome statute, but
asks for new constructive legislation in
aid of its better observance. The presi
dent's positive stand in support of the
Sherman act should go far towards sllen
clng flippant criticism of the law and dis
courage any further efforts to lgnllzi
monopoly, at least during the Taft ad
Congressman Klnkald has recommended
the appointment of Mrs. Mary Allen Fisher
as postmaster at Duron. Keya Paha county,
Nebraska, vice Clara Wiley, resigned.
The Commercial club of Omaha, through
E. J. McVann, today formally filed Its
complaint with the Interstate Commerce
commission against the Chicago & North
western, the Chicago, Burlington ft Qulncy,
the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, the
Union Pacific and the Wyoming & North
western railway companies in behalf of
the members of the club, whose places of
business are In the cities of Omaha, South
Omaha and Council Bluffs, engaged in the
business of shipping lumber and articles
taking lumber rates In carload lots to
various points in the states ot South Da
kota, Kansas, Colorado and Wyoming.
The complaint alleges that the present
rates charged by the defendant railroad
companies are unjust, unreasonable and
excessive as compared with rates for simi
lar services rendered by these and other
carriers under substantially similar cir
cumstances and conditions. An exhibit was
filed with the club's complaint showing
rates to points In Colorado and Wyoming.
Rjral carriers appointed; Nebraska
Dannebrog. route 1, Peter Erlckson carrier.
Richard N. . Longman substitute. Iowa
Allison, route 1, Lee N. Miohael carrier,
H. C. Speechy substitute; Brooks, route i,
G. A. Lincoln carrier, no substitute; Wa
dena, route 1, B. A. Jennings carrier, M. E.
Davis substitute; Wood ward, route 4,
Luther D. Rhoads carrier, no substitute.
The corporate existence of the First Na
tional bank of Wymore, Neb., haa been
extended twenty years.
Mrs. Cohen Will Sue
Wife of Waiter Announce! She Will
Demand $50,000 Because of
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8.-Mrs. Ferd
inand Cohen, wife of the hotel waiter who
disappeared about the time Miss Roberta
H. De Janon was reported missing, today
announced her intention of bringing suit
for 150,000 against Robert Bulat, the grand
father of the girl, for alleged alienation
of her husband's affections.
! Mrs. Cohen returned here last night
from New Tork and today .called upon
Henry J. Scott, an attorney, and Instructed
him to bring the suit. Mr. Scott said he
would, institute suit .next. week. The action,
Mr. Scott said, would be brought against
Mr. Bulst aa (guardlan of the girl, the
missing heiress being a minor.
. Before conferring with the attorney Mrs.
Cohen discussed the cose with her usual
freedom. "I am going to get satlsiao
tlon," she said.. "Everyone seems to think
I am as much to blame in this case as
anybody. No one has any sympathy for
Mrs. Cohen said she though! the missing
couple would be found as soon as their
money ran out. "My husband," she atd,
"will have to hunt work. Roberta will
drive him to seek work and will soon be
crying for her cosy room in the Bellevue
laborer Fatally Burned.
SEWARD, Neb., Jan. 8. -(Special.)-Krhalm
Skukcele, a Greek laborer employed
as memDcr or a construction gang, was
probably fatally nurned here this evening
He lighted the fire in the stove In the bunk
car with kerosene. The can exploded, scat
tering burning oil over hi clothing and the
car. His companion rolled him In the
snow and extinguished the flames. The car
Piatti Sits Astride the Flag
Pole and Hurrahs for Italy
Big Bos Flynn of the Dahlman Democ
racy wore a long countenance yesterday
and will still be mourning today. After
some difficulty the reason for his downcast
state was uncovered. With a view to
starting early on the gubernatorial cam
paign of mayor almost dally meetings of
the club have been scheduled. Now on
ot the wisest advisers ot the Dahlman club
is Louis J. Piatti, especially since Colon hI
Fanning took boat for Egypt to study up
the methods of the ancient campaigners
like Alexander, who waa so successful
that he could find nothing more to aspire
to. Piatti has a high seat at all confer
ences, but he did not attend yesterday or
Mr. Piatti I one of the descendants of
th ancient Romans, today known famil
iarly as Italians, of whom there are a
large number in Omaha, all friends of "da
Tom" and "da Jim." Offlcing -with him
in th Brown block, on the fifth floor, is
lienor Antonio Vlneto, vice consul for King
Victor ot Italy In Omaha. It Is a require
ment of the official code In such cases
made and provided that on certain day the
Italiun flag shall be flung to th breesa.
Testerday waa the birthday anniversary of
Queen Flena of Italy, formerly known as
th beautiful princess of Montenegro. In
honor thereof th oilflamm of th Italian
kingdom should go aloft. As proper fadU
ltlea fur flinging Its fold to th brass
Party Will Probably Hare a Small
NEW ISSUES TO THE FRONT
Unionists Succeed in Crowding
Budget Out of Discussion.
MORE STRANGE BED FELLOWS
Sir Arthar Balfour and Socialist
Blatchford Are Shooting; for Big;
Navy, Because of "Ger
LONDON, Jan. 8. One week from today
the balloting will begin In one of the most
bitter and weightiest political battles since
Gladstone's home rule policy spilt up the
old parties In the eighties. Twelve London
an! fifty-six ' provincial constituencies go
to the polls next Saturday, large numbers
on Monday and Tuesday, and the voting
will drag out through a fortnight.
The Issue Is In no wise open to a confi
dent prophesy. The present tendency seems
to foreshadow a new liberal government
with a sma'l working majority. On the
other hand, It Is within the possibilities
that the conservatives may win enough
iciiowett to capture control. They arc
most likely to suffer through apathy, but
such a campaign as being carried on must
bring out the most hardened stay-at-homes.
That there will be many returns to former
unionist allegiance of seats which the radi
cals won four years ago Is not doubted.
' Unionists Are Confident.
The long list of seceding liberals, who
have been won over to tariff reform, pub
lished during the week Indicates that there
may be great surprises In the coming elec
tions. Many of these are manufacturers,
who may Influence the votes of tholr work
ers. The unionist leaders proclaim their
confidence in the result and they undoubt
edly have hope, but a unionist victory
would require such an enormous turnover
that it Is questionable whether, even with
the tide in favor of that party, more can
be done than reduce the government'
majority to such a small margin that it
would have to depend on the Irish vote for
legislation. This might result In, speedy dis
solution and another appeal to the country.
In which the unionists would have better
prospect of success.
Mr. Balfour, Lord Lansdowne, Lord Mtl-
ner. Lord 1 Curson, Lord Rothschild . and
Austen Chamberlain, the ex-chancellor of
the exchequer, have been the opposition's
heavy gains in the last week. Premier As
qulth, '. Chancellor Lloyd-George, Sir Ed
Ward Grey, .foreign, secretary; Reginald
McKenna, first lord of the admiralty, and
Winston Spencer Churchill, president of
the Board of Trade, have been pitted
With tariff reform and the "German
menace" for ammunition, the opposition's
speakers have compelled the budget and
the hold-up o fthe budget by the House of
Lords to take a back seat. Mr. Balfour's
plain speaking about Germany provided the
sensation of the week. He Is the strange
bedfellow of Socialist Blatchford, whose
clamorous demands for a great navy and
conscriptions have made him one of the
figures of the day. Joseph Chamberlain
puts forth dally letters in behalf of the
The lords seem to have rather bettered
their position by meeting the people freely
and they have gained considerable persona
popularity, but the liberals accuse such
"proconsuls" as Curzon and Mllner as being
so accustomed to ruling subject races that
they have lost sympathy with a govern
ment by the people.
The meetings in halls, where regularly
enlisted speakers hold forth, have num.
bored thousands this week, but they are
few as compared wtlh the Informal gath
erlngs i nthe Darks and streets, where the
question whether the "foelgntr pays the
tax in protected countries Is waged end
lessly. One hundred thousand volunteer
workers wtlh many automobiles are busy
in London and a laro proportion of th
women are making a personal canvass.
WRIGHT INJUNCTION HELD UP
Court Suspends Order Preventlnsr
t'nrtlsa from Manufacturing;
. BUFFALO, Jan. I. An order was granted
In the United States circuit court today
suspending, pending appeal to be taken im
mediately, the temporary Injunction re
cently obtained by the Wright company
prohibiting the manufacture and sale of
aeroplane by the Herring-Curtis company
and Glenn H. Curtlss In alleged Infringe
ment of Wright patent.
from a high taff are not at hand In the
local consulate, Elgnor Vlneto adopted the
expedient of pushing the banner out
through the window of his office. He pro
posed to stand by to make sure that It
should be kept flying In approved fashion.
But the vice consul has many calls on his
time and he ha charged Piatti, by solemn
obligation, to aot a color sergeant In his
absence. Hence It happens that Mr. Piatti
1 to be seen equipped with earmuffs and
gauntlets, with a Garibaldi sash spread
diagonally across his pulchrltudlnous front,
sitting astride of th Italian-banner that
flutter In the breese from the top floor of
the Brown block.
Ever and anon Mr. Piatti can be heard
giving utterance to mellifluous aounds that
entrance th passers-by who have keen
ears. The burden of his song Is, translated
Viva, viva Garibaldi.
Viva, Victor Emmanuel.
Pitttl flag watch did not end with the
falling of the curtain of night lost even
ing, either. Today la the anniversary
of the assassination of King Victor Em
manuel IT, when th flag should properly
fly at half-mast. This being Impossible,
th handsome Italian member of the local
bar will pusn th nag or hla ancestors
half way through th window and will alt
aatrlde th staff to make stir that its
rosltlon shall be correctly maintained.
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RAP AT FORESTRY SERVICE
National Wool Growers at Ogden Also
Condemn "Tariff Tinkering."
DEMORALIZES THE INDUSTRY
A. Kddy of Denver Calls Bare of
Forestry Mongrel Cross Be-
, tween Patrlarchlam and .
OGDEN, Utah, Jan. 8. "Tariff tinkering"
and. the forest sj .ce ailu.nlstratlon are
condemned in resolutions submitted to the
National Wool Growers' convention here
In the language of the resolution noth
ing so quickly demoralizes sheep hus
bandry as "tariff tinkering," and the action
is one to be deprecated.
The proposition to amend schedule "K'
of the Payne-Aldrich tariff law Is strenu
On the subject of forest reserve the
"The regulations of the forestry service
which our experience has taught us, are
established more on theory than knowledge,
have worked untold hardships and an.
noyance to our Industry and have been
productive of severe but Just criticism of
the forest service administration.
"We Insist upon equal consideration with
the forestry officials in the management
of forest reserves.
"We condemn the practice of the forestry
service in Imposing 'burdensome fines with
out giving the party fined a trial before
a court of competent Jurisdiction." '
Eddy Attacks Forestry Service,
j, Arthur Eddy, president of the Na
tional Public Domain league, Denver, Colo.,
attacked the position taken by a papir
published In the Interest of the conservation
of natural resources.
Characterising the bureau of forestry as
"a mongrel cross between patriarchlsm
I and a benign autocracy, reared by a soc
! lalistlc wet nurse," he challenged the bu
reau to Bhow that there Is a danger of a
timber famine In twenty-five or thirty
years and asserted that the annual growth
of timber practically equals its consump
Me challenged the assertion that there
will be a coal famine In 1U0 years, and
pointed to the government reports tnai
our coal supply equals 3,100,UUv,UUU,WU tons,
and that our -annual consumption 1 less
than half a billion tons.
He also challenged th statement that
we will have an iron famine In SO or
40 year, and on authority of the United
States census showing - that the average
yield per acre of all our principal crops
has been the greatest' during; the last dec
ade, he challenged the statement that our
soil is becoming Impoverished.
LINEMAN SHOT BY: MARSHAL
Employe of Telephone Company
Killed While Resisting
CEDAR RAPIDS, la.. Jan. 8.-Jamea Cas
sldy of this city, chief lineman of the Bell
Telephone company, was shot and killed by
Marshal Lee at Dysart, near here today,
while resisting arrest. Cassldy and sev
eral companions are said to have attacked
Lee when the marshal attempted to arrest
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Tempering the Wind
Boy Guard Kills"
Pair of Robbers
Left by Father to , Watch Postoffice,
T ALLAH AS8 E, Fla., Jan. 8. Ih a strug
gle early today with two safeblowera, Paul
Sauls, 17 years of age, ' who waa left to
watch, the' postoffice building, shot and
killed them both In the basement of the
building. The ' boy was only slightly In
Jured. The cracksmen, both of whom were
white, have not been identified.
Toung Sauls was on duty for hi father,
who Is night watchman for the building,
when he heard a knock at the door. Borne
one on the outside shouted that a package
had been picked up outskle.
The lad opened the door and found him
self confronted by two pistols and was
ordered "hands up.
"My hands came up aa they pounced
upon me," he said. "As they tried to bind
me with a rope. I managed to get my
pistol In line and fired, the shot taking
effect, for only one of the men clung to
me. I then placed my pistol on my shoulder
and fired to the rear several times, after
which I was free from their grasp."
hit its mark 1 .hown by the bullet holes
n the dead men. One has holes in his fore-
head and right temple while the other
was shot through the stomach and face.
Polk County Man
Takes Own Life
John Hultgren, Living Near Osceola,
Blows Hit Head Off with
OSCEOLA, Neb., Jan. 8. (Special Tele-gram.)-John
Hultgren, living aeveu miles
northwest of Osceola, committed suicide
yesterday rooming by shooting hU head off
with a shotgun. No motive can De assignee
for his taking hla life. H had been arounl
rinlne th farm work in apparently good
spirit. He was found by one of the neigh
bor who went to the house to make ar
rangements for som hay. Upon discover
ing what had happened he at once notified
the coroner and an inquest waa held last
night. Mr. Hultgren was unmarried and
was the owner of an eighty-acre farm and
fairly well-to-do. He leaves three sisters.
While no'motlv is known for the deed it
Is known that he had been drinking heav
ily for everal day.
Dead Cardinal Great Friend
of Church in United States
' ROME, Jan. 8. Francisco Dl Paola Sa
tolll, bishop of Frascatl, archprieat of th
Lateran Archhasillca and prefect of the
Congregation of Studies, died today. Death
followed an Illness that begin last June
with an attack of nephritis and atrophy of
the right lur.g and was complicated re
cently with blood poisoning.
Cardinal Satnlll waa of Italian birth and
was born at Marsclamo July 21, 119. Hla
family waa a noble on and of ancient
lineage. He was created a cardinal In IKK.
Hope for the ultimate recovery of the
cardinal was abandoned several days ago
and th end had been expected hourly.
Soon after death th body wa placed In
stat In th chapel of the Lateran palace.
The pope waa greatly grieved when th
announcement of the cardinal's death was
mad to him and realised it was the con
vincing argument of Satolll which Influ
enced him to accept the papacy at th last
Almost to the hour of his death the car
dinal discussed with th few who war per
mitted to see him the affairs of th church
In th United States, In which country he
had a profound Interest, following hla vis
OMAHA MAY DROP CORN SHOW
Management Decides to Put Question
Up to People.
GREATEST MEANS OF PUBLICITY
Mindful of Immense Benefits to
Omaha, Nebraska and Cor Belt,
Director Anxious to Hare
-Omaha may not have another National
The last -exposition did not pay out
because of unfavorable -weather condi
tions which greatly Impaired the gate re
ceipts and at the same time added to the
cost of operating the exposition. If the
attendance in 109 had - equaled that of
ltOS the exposition would have been
financial success, but the cold and
stormy weather cut the receipts to one-
fourth leas than the year before.
The managers are convlneced that the
exposition has brought, not only to
Omaha, but to Nebraska and Omaha's
tributary trade territory, benefits in ad
vertising and other way which more
than recompense for the two expositions
and cannot be estimated In dollars and
cents. The publicity given the exposi
tions was remarkable. Dally newspapers
and magaalne and farm Journal all
h"'c1?,untry av" """ous space to
the expositions. Far and wida Its fame
went and wherever It reached It biased
forth the name of Omaha, Nebraska, th
In only one thing did Omaha claim a
monopoly and that was In the burden of
maintaining the expositions; In respect
of it benefits, the extensive Dubllcttv
which It brought, Omaha shared these
with its neighborhood communities and
thus did them a vast amount of good.
Could Not Control Weather.
If Omaha could have exerted more in
fluence over the weatlj-r conditions It
might have made the exposition a paying
Institution so far a attendance waa con
cerned. At a meeting of the executive committee
it was decided to call In stock subscriptions
sufficient to pay all debt and consequently
the following call was Issued:
"On account of the unfavorable weather
during the last corn exposition, the Income
from orate receipts and from, other sources
was greatly Impaired,. The unpaid bal
ances on stock will not pay in full all the
obligations of the exposition. It has been
decided to call for the unpaid stock sub
scription and to ra)se the balab.es by
other mean, in order to pay all debts In
"At a meeting of the executive committee
of the National Corn exposition, January
(Continued on Second Page.)
its, which Included hla mission as first
apostollo delegate from" the Vatican In th
United Statea In the fall of 1S91.
He remembered well the details of his
stay there and recently related how, be
fore his appointment as apostollo delegate,
he had been Instructed by Pop Leo to In
terrogate the American, blahops concerning
the advisability of creating an apostollo
delegation at Washington. Discussing such
a movement with the reception of Arch
bishop Ireland, to a friend from America,
th dying man aald:
"Remember me to President Taft, and
tell him that I hop the day will come
when th United State and Italy will be
allied, Italy then being a republic."
The ecleslaatlc's win I dated Jun tt
last and leave all of hi estate to a
relative. This will protect the purpose of
th will In accordance with the law of
Italy, but private Instructions were left for
th heir, requesting that the property he
divided among several ecclealaatlcal and
benevolent Institutions. Th cardinal's wish
wa that a all b possessed had come
from th church It should return to . the
ohurcn with bis demise.
Tint Will Require Another Test Vote
. in the House.
TNCH0T HEAD OF MOVEMENT
Belief at Washington Deposed For
ester Will Lead Opposition.
FURTHER SHAKEUP MAY COME
Official Fearful of Result of Prob
able Open Fight to Be Started
oa Administration Pta
chot Will .Not Talk.
WASHINGTON, Jan. a. Another fight .
between the Insurgents and the organisa
tion in the bouse has been precipitated by
the action of the senate oommltteo on .
puMIc lands today In reporting a resolution
authorising the appointment by the vice
president and speaker of a Joint oomml'.lM
to Investigate the Halilnger-Plnonot con
troversy. The senate committee not only reported
substitute for the Jones-Humphrey reso
lution, but anticipated reieienoe to It of
the resolution adopted in th house yes
terday by agreeing that - Us action shall
stand as a substitute for the housa measure.
This course will necessitate action by the
house on the senate measure and give to
the house regulars opportunity to turn' ye- .
ter day's defeat into victory.
It Is reported that the senate organisation
Is sending out a call for absentee so as to
be ready to put the substitute resolution
through when It is reported on Monday.
Another report, apparently well founded.
la that the house organization is likewise
getttng.lt membership In readiness for a
fray and that a desperate attempt will be
made to have the sonatas resolution
adopted In lieu of th measure agreed upoa
by the house.
In preparing the substitute for the senate
resolution the committee on public lands
used a part of the original Jones-Humphrey
draft and a part of the house resolution.
So far as the scop of the inquiry 1
concerned little change Is made. The power
to summon witnesses Is placed In th hands
of the chairman of the Joint committee or
th chairman of any subcommittee Instead
of In the hands ot tne vice president or the
speaker. The provision as to the punish
ment of persons deeuid guilty of contempt
waa adopted. The appropriation to carry
On the investigation vu tlxed at S20,OUO. .
Plachot Center ot Discussion.
The UiKimusal of f orester nnciiot, by the
pitkidetit ana tlio victory ot in lusuigofit v
ipuuncanu and democrats ' In the hous
yt,ietxiay on the luaUer of tha selection of
Hie Investigating committee waa th sol
loplo of conversation at lit capltoi today
prior lu -tn convening of 'th house. '
There was much reluotance to- discuss
for the public prima th official "cleaning
out" of tha forestry bureau, but talk wj .
freer. with reference to the tight yesterday
on th floor Of the house.
, From the supporters of Speaker Cannon '
it was denied that the insurgent vicory
was In any way. a triumph over th
speaker. It was pointed out that the whole
controversy Was an administration flghi.
that the resolution Itself was the one dc
ulred by the- president and that tne speaker
was in no way concerned. In fact h was .
personally glad to be reliovud of th re
sponsibility of naming the investigating
committee, which could only bilng him
criticism from one fcluj or th other. It
Norrt Sees Hit at Cannon.
Representative Norris of .Nebraska, the
insurgent author of yesterday's amendment
taking away trom the speaker th right
to name the Investigation committee, had
no doubt that the vol of the house showed
a lack of confidence In Mr. Cannon, ,'
"I'Lnt lrM 11 1 ,1 Ut I'M t nil t h I n IT tt th '
country unmistakably and that is that th
members of the house do not trust Speaker
Cannon," he said. "Personally I had no
Interest in th controversy In which Secr
tary lialllnger and Mr. Pinchot are In
volved and no inclination one way or th
other. 1 did not believe the speaker should
name this committee and thus prejudice in
advance the Investigation In favor of on
of the principals In the affair and a ma
jority ot the house took tha sam view.
It was a vote of lack of confidence lu
Speaker Cannon and cannot 0 construed
any other way. ' .
The Insurgents were Inclined to th view
that lime was not ripe for th expression
of opinions aa to the wisdom of President'
Taft's action In dismissing Forester Pinchot
and hla Immediate assistants in the forest
service. While nearly all of th member
o-: the senate talked confidentially to news
paper men concerning tha situation, 1 they
forbade the publication ot their statement
In th form of interviews.
Plachot Courted Dismissal.
From the private expressions of opinion,
however,' the idea seemed to prevail that
Mr. Pinchot must have believed that li he
continued In th government service he
would have been trammeled to a certain
extent in the giving of testimony before th
congressional Invtstlgiitlng committee.
Not all of Mr. Plnchot's friends In con
gress, and It is admitted on all sides that
he has many sympathizers, thought ba
was Justified in precipitating his official
One of the Insurgents In the senate who
has betn a particular worm friends of Mr.
Pinchot said that It made little difference
whether the house or Speaker Cannon ap
pointed the house members of the Inves
tigating committee thnt the personnel of
the entire committee was of little con
sequence to either of the principals to the
It waa argued that the vry fact that the
Inquiry waa to be public would prevent -a
whitewash, for It was well known that the
public waa so Intensely Interested in th
proceeding that It would Judas for Itself
and the - decision, if it was to b final,
would be rendered by the people.
Oeorge P. McCabe, the a llcltor of the
Agriculture department, called on Mr. Pln
ohot In his office early In the day and
present-d to him a letter from Secretary
Wilson which designated Mr. McCabe as
Albert F. Potter, an aislstant forester
In the service who lias been previously de
signated by the secretary to relit ve Mr.
Pinchot as forrster, being In the west a.xl
not abl to return tor several days. It I t
came necessary thia morning to nam lorn
cse else In his place. Mr. Pinchot gv
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