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VOL. XXXLX-NO. 15G.
OMAIIA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 11, 1910-TEN PAGES.
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OP COAL CARS
Supreme Court Eulei that Hatter la
Under Supervision of Interitate
DECISION IS IMPORTANT ONE
Will Have Bearing Upon Freight Rate
Caiei Yet to Be Heard.
COURT'S ORDER IS SWEETING
It Applies to All Cars Owned by Ship
pers and Railroads.
They Were Brought by Independent
Cosl Companies that Alleged Rail
road Were Dlaertmlnatin
WASHINGTON, Jan. M. The supreme
court of the United States today decided
the various cases before It Involving the
power of the Interstate Commerce commis
sion to regulate distribution of railroad
cars among coal companies, upholding the j
commission's power, but deciding the vari
ous cases on their individual merits.
The decision Is rewarded by the govern
ment as moat Important In that It upholds
the powers of the commission, and It Is
expected to 'have an Important bearing on
the rate cases still to be heard by ' the
In announcing the decision. Justice White
considered two objections io the dejt-gatlou
of power to the commission, the first being
that no such delegation had been made by
the Interstate commerce law In the matter
of distribution of company fuel cars aa a
means of prohibiting unjust preferences
and undue discrimination, and the second,
that even if such power should be dele
gated, the order enjoined by the court be
low was beyond the authority conferred
by the law. j
The first objection, he said, rented on
the erroneous assumption that commerce,
In the constitutional sense, embraced only
shipment In a technical sense and did not
therefore extend to carriers engaged In
Tars Instruments ot Commerce.
"It may not be doubted," be said, "that
the equipment of a raflro&d company en
gaged In Interstate commerce Included In
which are Its coal cars, axe Instruments
ot such' commerce. From this It neces
sarily .follows that such cars are em
braced within the governmental power of
regulation, which extends, In time of car
shortage, to compelling a just and equal
distribution and the prevention of an un
just and discriminatory one."
Of the oecond contention Justice White
"The construction which the Interstate
" commerce, . act JiaA essHated and the
remedial character'-' of' the amendment
adopted In 1908 all served to establish the
want of merit in the contention. -"In
addition, to adopt would require us
to hold that congress, in enlarging the
i power ot the commission over rates, had
so drafted the amendment as to cripple
and paralyse Its power In correcting abuses
as 10 preferences ana uircn mi nations which
It was the great and fundamental purpose
of congress to further."
I History of Salt. ',
1 As originally Instituted by the railroad
company, the court were asked to enjoin
the enforcement of the Interstate Com
merce commission's order aa It applied to
the distribution of the fuel cars of foreign
railroads and private cars of other ship
pers, aa well as the oar employed by the
Initial railroad companies themselves In
hauling their own fuel.
The United States circuit court for the
Northern district of Illinois sustained the
commission with reference to the first two
classes, but granted an injunction restrain
. Ing the enforcement of the regulation with
reference to the company-owned cars. This,
therefore, was the only point Involved in
toaay s decision and on that point the
supreme court reversed the trial court, In
addition announcing In broad terms Its sup
port of the commission.
Kffect of Decision.
"The decision rendered today,' said As
sistant Attorney General Ellis, who argued
the case tor the government before the su-
v"tm court. Is one of the most Important
B Hints kind that haa aua. -
W ' ' . wvi, KIIIIUUUCVU,
The case of the Baltimore & Ohio Rail
4 road company against the Pitcalm Coal
company. Involving a complaint of unequal
distribution ot cars by Independent coal
operators In West Vlrglia was technically
decided In favor of the railroad company.
In that the decision of the United States
circuit court of appeals for the Fourth
circuit was reversed. This action, however,
was taken only on the ground that the
complaint should have been made origin'
ally to the Interstate Commerce commls
slon Instead of the courts.
COTTON CR0P IS SHORT
Nine Million Bales This Year, as Com.
pared with Twelve Million Same
Time Last Year.
WASHINGTON, Jan. lO.-The report of
the census bureau Issued today shows that
S.646.2S5 bales of cotton, counting round
bales aa half bales, were ginned from the
growth of 1909 to January 1, 1910. aa com
pared with U,5,y8 bales for the crop of
kws; s.kii.umi lor the crop of MOT, and 11.-
741.039 tor the croo ot 1901
The proportlcn for the last three crops
ginned to January 1 Is 96. 1 per cent for the
crop of 1908 ; 90 for 1907 and 90.4 for 190.
The number of round bales Included this
year Is 144.847, IS.57I last year and 17,JW
for the season ot 1907-S. Sea Island this
year aggregated 89,499 bales; last year
W and 73,425 for 1907-S.
LIVE STOCK SHOW AT DENVER
Thirteenth Annual Convention of Na
tleual Association Will
DENVER, Jan. lO.-Delegates are arriv
Ing for the thirteenth annual convention ot
the American National Live Stock assocla
lion, wnicn opens tomorrow for a three
Many trains carrying live stock from all
Varts of the country, which bad been de
lved by storms, have arrived and relieved
ears that exhibits would not all be In
place when the gates of the Western Live
took show are officially thrown open to
morrow ior the week's display.
Start Work at
'"res Boilers of Two" Hoists,
H) Hen Have Agreed
.J'O. -(Special Ttle
''' ince of things
A the Homestake
eparing to resume
this morning K ''.
operations and that .fie lockout of miners,
which has lasted from December IS, is at
Last evening the boilers of the Star hoist
were fired up and this morning a fire was
put under the boilers In the 111 1 1 "on hoist,
the largest operated by the company.
The company has not receded from Its
position as given when the notice of the
lockout was published and will employ
only nonunion men.
It Is asserted by company' officials that
they have secured the signatures-of 1.300
former employes who are willing to work
under the conditions named by the com
pany. These Include the same hours of
labor, eight hours to a shift, and the
same wages as formerly paid, and to
work aa nonunion men.
Today everything Is quiet and there has
so far been no sign of trouble. None of
a serious nature la anticipated. The com
pany still retains Its guards of detectives.
It is the Intention of the company to
start up the Amicus mill with 240 stamps
at once, and also Cyanide plant No. 1
and a part of the Big Slimes plant, the
latter being located at Deadwood. James
Klrwafh, member of the executive commit
tee of the Western Federation of Miners,
arrived this afternoon to take charge of
the situation for the members of, 'hat
organisation. The Company has AmphAtt
cally denied that it Is shipping in men,
claiming that enough of Its old employes
have signified a willingness to return to
work and that In a few weeks evory stamp
will be operating of the 1,000 In (he tom-
,iany's mlllsl and that all of Its Cyanide,
Slimes and other plants will be In opera
tion and operated by ex-members of I he
Taft Ready to
President Will Outline Changes in
Laws Relating to Public
WASHINGTON, Jan. lO.-Prestdent Taft
will begin work on his special message
to congress dealing with the conservation
of natural resource noma time this week. ,
He had a consultation on the subject to
day with Secretary Balllngar, who had
drawn up a number of laws which will
serve as the framework, for the - much
needod new legislation -doing"' with the
public lands and resources.
The president also conferred with Secre
tary Wilson, regarding the re-organisation
of the forestry bureau, recently headed "by
Although the provisions of the special
message of President Taft, proposing fur
ther railway and anti-trust legislation, were
known to all of the members of the senate,
It was read today as a special compli
ment to the executive. The message was
read In the house on Friday and was
published throughout the country. Courtesy
only could dictate its reading In the
Is Not Closed
Further Steps May Be Taken to Fix
. Responsibility for Theft of ..
Wickersham Miiiive. .
NEW YORK, Jan. 10. Thomas p. Reilly,
special Investigator of the Interstate Com
merce commission, pleaded not guilty today
to a charge of having) taken ahd published
without authority a letter written by' At
torney Qeneral Wickersham bearing on
the American Sugar Refining .'.conthany
prosecutions. , , '
Reilly, who had spent SUridiy In the
Tombs, was brought In handcuffed to an
Italian counterfeiter. It was Intimated to
day that further steps would be taken to
tlx responsibility for the appearance of
the purloined papers In print.
AID IN I. C. ARBITRATION
sma-ssansna " r ,
Prof. Meyer of Wisconsin Will Be
the Third Member of
WASHINGTON, Jan. I0.-Profeeor B. II.
Meyer of Madison, . Wis., .today Was
designated aa the third arbitrator In ' the
controversy between the Illinois Central
Railway company and Its telegraphers. The
board of arbitration will meet In the
federal building, Chicago, en January 17.
Chairman Knapp of the Interstate Com
merce commission and Dr. Nelll, com
missioner of labor, the mediators tinder the
Krdinan act, announced today the designa
tion of Prof. Meyer aa the third arbitra
tor. . . '
Spirit of the Gideons May
The sprit of The Gideons America's band
ot Christian traveling men coupled WtD
medical sklll. may save the life ot a half
breed Indian youth lying oritlcally 111 at
the Omaha General hospital.
Jimmle Culberson, a U-ycar-otd brave,
whose mother was a Sioux qtiaw. Ilea In
Room 73 ot the hospital with koto feet
frosen. One will have to be amputated.
The youth waa brought to Omaha from
Dallas, 8. D., by John J. Ott,' a form or
Council Bluffs traveling roan.
There was a touching seen at Union
station when Northwestern train - No. 10U
pulled Into the train shed.. An ambulance
stood waiting for the , boy. From - the
baggage car ahead a stretcher was lifted
on ' which lay the Indian youth, grimly
bearing the torture ot his experience.
Mr. Ott accompanied the patient. Train
men at the depot recognised the former
iincl! llluffs man, tor he has passed
AT WHITE HOUSE
Attorneys for Railroad System Wish
to Settle Dissolution Suit
Out of Court.
CONFERENCE LASTS FOUR HOURS
Discussion"Relates Entirely to Find
ing Basis for Negotiations.
PRESIDENT IS N0NC0MMTTAL
His Attitude Will Depend Upon Propo
sition Railroads Make.
TASX FOR RAILROAD LAWYERS
Mnat Correct Evils Complained of or
Skew Government Officials
that They Are Entirely
. WASHINGTON, Jan. W.-Negotiations
have begun lokklng to a settlement : "out
of court" of the government's suit for the
dissolution of the merger of the so-called
Harrlman lines, brought under the pro
visions of the Sherman anti-trust law
Rumors of such negotiation had been cur
rent for aome time past. Today they took
concrete form at a conference at the White
House granted by President Taft at the
solicitation of the railroad officials.
It oan be stated authoritatively that no
decision of any sort was reached. It was
said that today's conference was the first
of a series of meetings which are to be
held for the purpose ot determining upon
what ground, if any, the representatives
of the Harrlman lines and the government
can meet for an adjustment of the situa
Task for Railroad Men.
President Taft has given no Intimation
as to what his atitude will be and his final
determination in the matter, It Is stated,
will depend largely upon the proposition
the railroads have to make looking toward
a compliance with the anti-trust law. The
case will not be dropped. It is said, except
upon such terms aa will look to a cor
rection of the evils complained of in the
government suit, or unless the government
can be shown to be completely In error.
Today's conference was attended by
Judge Robert S. Lovett, president of the
Union Pacific and allied Harrlman lines;
Attorney General Wickersham, Frank B.
Kellogg, "trust buster" and special at
torney for the United States In the case
against the railroads; and Former Sena
tor John C. Spooner, and Maxwell Evarts
of New York, attorneys for Uie Harrlman
lines. The conference la.Ued from shortly
after 3 o'clock until 7 p. m. None of the
members of .the railroad party would dis
cuss the matter In any way.
Attorney General Wickersham has taken
no- definite poMuU': in the matter' as jrefr.
He went Into the conference today open
minded, for up to this time he has not
been called upon to deal with the suit in
any way. No time was fixed tor a resump
tion of the conference, but it probably will
be within a few days.
History of Salt.
The suit against the Harrlman lines,
which consist In chief of the Union Pa
cific, the Southern Pacific, the Oregon
Short Line and the Oregon Railroad and
Navigation company, was begun following
an Inquiry before the Interstate Commerce
commission. It was during these hearings
that the enormous stockholdings of the
Harrlman lines In other railroads first
came to general public attention. Mr, Har
rlman himself appeared before the com
mission and was on the witness stand for
several days. Mr. Harrlman, it will - be
remembered, declined to answer a number
of questions put to him and the matter had
to be taken to the United States circuit
court for determination. Frank B. Kel'.osg
and C. A. Severance of St. Paul represented
the government In the case. Judge Lovett,
now the head of the vast system Mr. Harrl
man built up, was general counsel for the
railroads. Senator Spooner and John O,
Mlllburn also appeared In behalf of Mr,
The suit for the dissolution of the combl
nation of railroads was brought In Salt
Lake City and Is pending In the courts
there. Testimony has been taken In
number of cities already.
with Brief Rites
New Body is Called to Meet February
15 . by Proclamation of
LONDON, Jan. 10. The second Parlia
ment of King Edward's reign came to an
end today. 'The ceremony ot dissolution
waa brief. Four privy councillors attended
at Buckingham palace, where at J;30
this morning the king signed the procla
matlon dissolving me present ana sum
moning a new Parliament to meet Febru
ary 15. Within an hour the royal writs had
been dispatched from the crown office
to every constituency of the United King-
of Indian Boy
through Union atation countless times on
his errands of the road.
"I found the boy In a dugout near Dal
laa." said Mr. Ott, "He was In horrible
agony, for his feet were frosen atlff. His
parents evidently were at loss how to
care for him. as the boy had been down
on his back many days In a helpless con
dltlon. I went to county officials and re
ceived an order to bring the youth to
Omaha In hope that his limbs might be
"The boy's chances are slim." said Dr,
A. 8. Pinto. "His right foot wtu have to
be amputated and perhaps the left one,
too. He is In a precarious condition and.
to make matters worse, he stolidly re
fuses to suomn to surgical attention. His
Indian blood tells In him, for he simply
grits his teeth and bears the. pain. He
doubtless would have died bad not a friend
come to his rescue."
From the New York Herald.
BAD HEART TARES SPENDER
Son of James H. Moore Dead in Chi
DAZZLED BROADWAY WITH COIN
Once Gave 920,000 Dinner to Select
Few and at Another Feast
Pearl .. Necklaces Were
the Favors. 1
CHICAGO, Jan. 10. After a postmortem
examination of the body of Nathaniel F.
Moore, the son of James H. Moore, the
financier, who was found .dead in a resort
here today, CoKmer'a Phvsiclan Re.lnhardt
announced Mta,hftd dSiVwt rreet- dis
ease superinduced -by- "saatritlsv and ne
A more thorough postmortem examina
tion could not have been made," said Coro
"It proved conclusively Moore died of
heart disease. Not the slightest trace of
drugs nor poisoning was found, nor was
there any external mark ot violence."
, The Inquest was opened at 10 o'clock at
Mr. Moore's apartments on the Lake Shore
drive. , .
Mr. Moore was known as lavish with
money and did not cenfine his spending to
any one section of the country. When he
was 21 years old, in 1906, he was given a
creek for S100.000 by his father.
The police are said to be working on the
theory that a drug, often used to keep
liberal spenders awake In resorts, so that
they would continue to buy drinks freely.
may .have been the cause of Mr. Moore's
death. The drug Is not considered to have
a serious effect, but sometimes the appli
cation of it has unexpected results.
When Moore failed to revive it Is said
the physicians gave him two hypodermic
Injections of morphine.
Mr. Moore Is said to have given Victor ia
Shaw, the proprietor of the resort In which
his body was found, a check for 11,600 two
weeks ago. Police report that while Moore
had a reputation for alwaya carrying large
amounts of money with him, only S2.50 was
found In his pockets.
f 20,000 Dinner Specialty.
NEW YORK, Jan. 10. The death of
Nathaniel Ford Moore In Chicago yester
day ends the career of one of New York's
best known spenders. Tiring of his me
teoric career, Moore left for the west, say
ing he waa going to fit himself to aid his
father In his railroad Interests.
His marriage to Miss Helen Fargo In 1905
followed a romantic courtship and a
motor trip through the south of France
under the chaperonage of the young
Young Moore In the winter of 1907 caused
Broadway to gasp by giving a $20,000 dinner
to a select few. Gold and diamond sleeve
buttons were given away to the guests. At
a dinner given on his twenty-first birthday
Moore gave away to the guests pearl neck
laces costing several hundred dollars each.
Ke Action la Walsh Case.
WASHINGTON, Jan. lO.-No action was
taken by the supreme court of the United
States today on the petition of John R.
Walsh for a writ of certiorari.
Are you taking
advantage of the
dry goods clearing
sales which are now
You can save money by buy
ing the goods now and having
it made up right away.
At this time tho dressmakers are
not rushed, and you can have your
work done more satisfactorily and
at less expense than later.
Look under the head
"Dressmakers" on the -first
want ad page, where a num
ber of special inducements
Have you read the want ada today?
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One Good Turn Deserves Another.
on Howell for
W. P. Warner Will Be Reappointed
United States Marshal Names
to -Senate Tuesday.
(From, a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Jan. lit. (Special Tele
gram.) Senators Burkett and Brown this
morning recommended the reappointment ot
William P. Warner to be United States
marshal and Frank 8. Howell to be United
States district attorney for Nebraska, vice
Charles A. Goss. President Tatt, It Is ex'
peeled, will send these nominations to the
senate tomorrow. ' , V
The renomlnatlon of William P. Warner
to be United States marshal, and the
nomination of Frank S. Howell to be
United States district attorney to succeed
Charles A. Goss as Indorsed by Senators
Burkett and Brown to the president today
did not come as a surprise to those posted
on Nebraska politics. The selection of Mr.
Howell was left largely to Senator Brown,
the equities of the federal appointments
being very largely In his favor as Senator
Burkett had been more than generously
treated In naming the candidate for United
States district Judge, the present United
States marshal and the collector of Inter
Mr. Goss had many endorsements, sev
eral hundred in number, which was like
wise true of Mr. Howell. Friends of both
candidates have been extremely active In
pushing their claims, but on the show
down, Brown with his equity won out.
"Thank you tor the Information. It's the
first I've had, and that's all I care to say
now," - said Mr. Howell when advised of
the news from Washington.
Mr. Howell Is a member ot the law firm
of Jeffries & Howell. He Jias never held
a public office. He was born and reared
In Georgia and studied law In tha office
of Judge Westmorland ot Atlanta. In 13
he came to Nebraska, hanging out his
shingle at North Loup, Valley county, and
from there went to Albion, then Blair and
thence came to Omaha in 1900. He has
been a republican since 1S89 and has done
much active party work, though heretofore
without official reward. He is rated high
as an attorney.
Charles A. Goss, district attorney, smiled
as If he had received the best news of his
life when informed of the action at Wash
"Why, aren't you disappointed?" a friend,
"Oh, no," happily replied Mr. Goss, "not
disappointed at all."
Mr. Goss was appointed to the office by
President Roosevelt when the latter dis
missed Irving F. Baxter, who succeeded
W. 8. Summers. There had been a dead
lock with Harry Lindsay favored , by Sen
ator pletrlch and W. F. Gurley by Senator
Millard and Mr. Goss was finally decldeu
on a compromise.
Funds for Forts Arc Cut
Over Two and Half Million
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. Fortifications
for the United States and insular posses
sions for the year 1911 will cost $5,617,200,
over 12,500,000 less than tor U10, If the
house adopts the recommendations ot the
appropriations committee, submitted today.
The committee cut the department esti
mates tor the coming year, S 1,100,524.66.
The largest slngla Item In the appro
priation la for the sea cost batteries of
the Phllllplne Islands, where It Is recom
mended that l,00u be expended during
the coming year. For light and power
plants In the Philippines $46,000 Is recom
mended; for search lights In Important
harbors In the Islands, $ltt,000; with some
thousands of dollars for scattering Items,
including $7,000 for the reclamation of land
for fortification purposes.
The total tor fortifications In the Philip
pines and Hawaii is $2.iWi,3uO. The sum of
$000,000 la recommended tor. sea coast
guns and carriages, and for the purchase
and manufacture and test of land tur
POWERS OPPOSE KNOX PLAN
All Comment in Japan is Hostile to
RUSSIAN PRESS ALSO OBJECTS
Wonld Complete Bond Under I'roposl
ton of American and British
Capitalist- Paris Pre
dicts Fall ore.
TOKIO, Jan. 10. No doubt may be en
tertained , concerning Japan's attitude
toward the American plan to neutralize the
Manchurlan railways. Secretary Knox's
proposition has not called forth a word of
favor trom any source In Japan. The
diplomats here, while disinclined to ex
press opinions, certainly do not support
the- project. ,
To the foreign commercial element,' the
whole thing appears Impracticable. Count
Hayahl, former minister of foreign affairs
In an Interview today said:
"It amounts to a conflcatlon by the pow
ers of Japan's rights In Manchuria gained
as a reward of heavy expenditure of blood,
and treasure. . The popular sentiment Is
certainly violently opposed to the proposi
tion." Count Hayashl compared the present situ
ation with that, which followed the Jap
anese and Chinese war In 1S96, when the
powers out maneuvered Japan and obtained
the rights for which she had fought. He
insisted that Japan was . obxervlng con
slstfently the convention with the United
States, preserving thle integrity of China
and maintaining the principle ot the open
door and equal opportunity.
No Menace to Russia.
The Kokumln, a seml-offli'lal organ repre
senting Uie view of Premier Katsura, says
the Japanese reply to the American note
will be couched in friendly terms because
the suggestion comes from a friendly power,
but at the same time inquires whether
Germany and France would be willing to
neutralise Shantung and Yunnan provinces,
Tho highest authority is given for tho
assurance that there Is not the slightest
foundation for current reports that Japan
Is menanclng Russia. The relations and
interests of the two governments are said
to be closer than ever before.
News' dispatches from the United States
published here and reporting a feeling of
uneasiness In Russia have caused some
perplexity in official circles, because re
cently the steadily Improving relations be
tween Japan and Russia , have been
strengthened ar moreover since both aov
etnments are equally and steadfastly op
posed to the proposition of Secretary Knox
Rnsslan Paper is Hostile.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 10-The Novoe
Vremya, In an editorial today, discusses
the American proposal for the neutralize
tlon of the Manchurlan railway. The paper
advises the rejection of the first part of
the memorandum concerning the tale of
the existing roads to China, through the
financing of an international syndicate.
It recommends that the Russian govern
ment support the Chlnchow & Atgun rail-
(Continued on Second Page.)
rets, $1)3,800. Two hundred thousand dollars
Is recommended for the construction of
fire control stations and accessories.
The total for armament and fortifica
tions for defense In the United States Is
$1,70,000, the principal Item In which is
one of $000,000 for mountain and field
cannon and equipment. An appropriation
ot $440,000 Is recommended for ammunition
and subcallber guns for sea coast artillery
practice, which Is practically the largest
amount appropriated for the present year.
The sum of $100,000 appears for search
lights for Important harbors and $200,000
for the construction of fire control, range
finders, etc. The estimate of $370,000 to be
used for the alteration and mairjlerTaiice of
sea count artillery Is allowed In the bill.
The principal cuts from the 1U10 appro
priations ais In ammunition for sea coast
guns, sea cost batteries In the Philippines,
alteration and maintenance of sea coast
artillery, submarine mines and sites for
fortifications and sea cost defenses Hh the
Members of Both Houses to Meet on
Wednesday Night to Select the
STATE DELEGATIONS MEETING
Hinshaw Will Probably Succeed Pol
lard as Member from Nebraska.
OyTLOOK IN IOWA , MIXED
Dawson is Candidate for Re-election,
but Support is not Unanimous.
STATUS OF THE INSURGENTS
All Will Be Asked to Attend First
Tanrns, hat Real Test Will t ome
with Selection of Bnllenaer
(From a Staff Correspondent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. (Special Tele
gram.) A caucus of republicans of both
branches of congress has been called to
meet Wednesday evening for the purpose
of selecting tho congressional committee
fr the campaign of 1810. Senator Hale has
signed this call as chairman of the caucus
of republican senators, while Representa
tive Currier, chairman of the house repub
lican caucus, has done likewise. Delega
tions are already meeting and Interesting
fights are developing In many of the state.
Iowa is In the foreground In this par
tlnrlar Representative Dawson of the
Second district Is a candidate for re-election,
and it is understood he Is assured of
six votes, brft If he cannot have the unani
mous vote of his delegation It Is extremely
doubtful If he will accept re-election with
a divided delegation. The Insurgent mem
bers ot the Iowa delegation met in caucus
tonight for the purpose of determining
whom they will support In the event
Dawson decides to pull out of the contest.
' As to Nebraska, Representative Ulnshaw
Is expected to succeed to- Representative
In South Dakota, Representative Martin
will go on the committee, while Represen
tative Mondell will hold his old place from
Not In many years has so much Interest
been takn over representation on the con
gressional committee. State delegations.
having both repulars and Insurgents In
tt eir representation, are scrapping In a
manner that la necessarily bound to leave
sore spots and In view of the Balllnger-
Ptnchot controversy, which Is fanning the
flames, It is impossible to predict Just what
the outcome will be.
The present congressional committee has
taken upon itself to Indicate that lnror
gents will be treated as such In the cam
paign ot 11)10 on the ground that they are
not oaly opposed to "Cirinonlm" and the
rulos In the house of representatives, but
that they are id opposition to President
Taft and the administration. J'irt now
these differences may be harmonlavd Is
one of the most troublesome questl-ins
facing the party at this moment. Kvery
republican, as indicated ' In the conitre
sional directory, will be asked to attend
the caucus Wednesday night, whan the
congressional committee is to be clion.
After that another caucus In all likelihood
will be held for the purpose of presenting
to the houHe a slate of republican mem
bers who are to conduct on the part of
that body the Investigation into the affairs
of the Interior department and the foro-jlry
bureau. Then will come the tests ot steel.
It Is argued by the regulars that unless
a definite plan Is agreed upon by the house
republicans every member of the houre
could be put in nomination for a place on
this committee, with the result that It
might take days to reach a conclusion. As
the republicans have generally conducted
legislation by caucus, the selection of rhls
investigation committee should likewise be
done by caucus.
Attltnde of Majority.
Representative Underwood, speaking for
the democrats of the house, said the mi
nority would probably hold a caucus also
on the Ballinger-Plnchot inquisition. There
Is a prospect of the Joint democratic re
publican Insurgent committee being named
to oppoee the committee of the regular re
publicans, wnicn wouia onng a itai uitun
on the floor.
"We are like the outside nine," said Mr.
Underwood, "waiting to see which way the
ball Is going to be batted. We can't play
until they hit something In Our direction."
The letter Issued by the republican con
gressional committee, which had the effect
of throwing a few bricks Into the Insur
gent camp, came from the "literary bu
reau" maintained by that organization. It
was stated that the congressional com
mittee did not exist as a body at this time
and therefore was pot responsible.
Representative McKlnley of Illinois,
'chairman of the committee, admitted today
there was virtually no committee in eas
Istence now, but he himself assumed re
sponsibility for the letter. It was sent out.
he said, under his guidance from the re
publican headquarters In this city as part
of the regular weekly news letter."
PltOCKKDIIVGS OF TUB HOITSM
Democrats Aid In Voting; Down tfee
. Amendment to Cnrtall Expenses.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.-Tennlng the
avowed policy of economy of the Taft ad
ministration as a "political exigency"
which would not prove to be an economy
in the long run, Representative Hay of
Virginia made an earnest plea against cur
tailing the $1,350,000 appropriation for na
tional guard encampments while the army
appropriation bill was before the house to
day. Mr. Hay said the administration did
not really mean to reduce Its expenditures
permanently, but that If It did the economy
should not be practiced at the expense of
the cltlxeu soldiery, upon whom the coun
try would have to rely If It got Into trouble.
An amendment by Representative Mann of
Illinois reduced the appropriation to $1,000,
000 In the Interest of, economy, It was op
posed by Representatives Knapp of New
York,, Prince of Illinois, Kahn of Cali
fornia, Craig of Alabama and Bulxer of
Representative Sherley of Kentucky fa
fored the reduction, declaring that tha
militiamen could got better and cheaper In
struction In the arts of w ar by ha Ing
them taught by regulars the year around
than by a two weeks' outing annually at
The amendment was voted down and Mr.
Mann callt d for . a division. Only nine
members supported it, but while the "nays"
were being counted, Mr. Maui) III W
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