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The Omaha Daily Bee
THE OMAHA DEE
Is the most powerful buBlnmi
getter In the west, because. It grieg
to the home of poor and rich.
For Nf-brnska Rnln or mow.
For Iowa Probably rain or mow.
For weather report see pnjte 2.
VOL. XXXIX-NO. 157.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1910-TEN PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
GOOD BEEF IN
REACH OP ALL
Vice President MacKenzie Makes This
Statement in Speech to Stock
JASTHO SPEAKS OS SAME LINE
President of Association Says There
Is No Danger of Shortage.
to Mrs. Johnson
House Passes .Martin Bill Extending
Time for Establishing Residence
to Next May.
AID TO MANY WINTER BOUND
Cpigressman Einkaid Puts Nebraska
Republican Whip in House Instructs
Pair Clerks Not to Pair Republicans
Except Under Certain Conditions.
Ex-President Writes to Widow of
Former Governor Expressing
DEMOCRATS INVOKE OLD RULE
ONLY CHOICE CUTS ARE HIGH
"It Is Mistake to Urge Fanners to
Enter the Cattle Business."
TARIFF METHODS ARE DISCUSSED
Mr. Jastro Rare Preeent Method of
Determining Rates la System of
Polite Tlieft Duty on
II Idea la Defended.
DENVER, Jan. 11. President H. A. Jastro
of the National Live Stock association and
Murdo MacKenile it Trinidad, Colo., the
vice president, denied this afternoon that
there is any danger of a shortage of b? f
In the United 8tates.
In addresses before the association this
ufternoo they declared that as long as
J200.000.000 worth of beef is exported from
America each year, there U no danger of a
"The price of beef In Chicago is regulated
by the price received by our surplus cattle
shinned abroad," said Mr. MacKenile.
"The howl that present prices are putting
beef beyond the reach of the poor man is
unwarranted. It Is true that if the con
sumer demands the choice cuts he must
pay for them, but good beef is within the
reach of all.
"Had it not been for the increase In value
of their lands, cattlemen could not have
continued in the business at prices that
have prevailed in the past. At present
prices, stockmen are Just beginning to re
alise fair return on their investments.
What we would advocate Is better cattle,
not more of them. It Is a terrible mistake
to urge farmers and homesteaders to enter
t cattle business."
A resolution requesting the Breeders asso
cluton and range assoclatons of the country
to combine to improve the breed of range
cattle was adopted.
At the formal opening of the convention
Governor Shafroth and J. W. Springer wel
comed the delegates.
"Game of Polite Theft."
The present system of making a tariff
bill Is a game of polite theft," declared H.
A. J astro, retiring president of the Na
tional Live Stock association. In his an
nual address before that body today.
"The representative of one interest as
sure the representative of the other in
terests that if you will let us have what
we want in the way of duties we will treat
you .likewise. -The only science of method
Involved Is to get ail they want."
"The wldesijjid dissatisfaction with the
farcical revision of the tariff last summer,"
continued Mr. Jastro, "and the well
grounded and growing belief on the part
of the consuming public that the favors of
the protective system were unequally dis
tributed and were In many Instances fos
tering gigantic monopolies, has, I believe,
instilled new life into the proposition to
have our tariff laws and duties Investi
gated by a nonpartisan commission.
"The American people are looking to the
tariff as one of the potent causes of the
Increased cost of living, They do not be
lieve that a great muny of the nel sulUee
of life need a protection of from GO to 200
per cent, and before long they will insist
upon a thorough readustment upon a com
prehensive and Intelligent plan with a view
to. the Interests of the consumer as well as
the manufacturer." ,
Turning to the hide and leather schedule
of the present law Mr. Jastro asserted
that 'Ihe clamor for free trade was not
I because of a scarcity to supply the home
demand, but was predicated upon the de
sire of the leather trusts-to buy native
hides on the same basis that they could
buy the Mexican, Argentlno and Canadian
Mr. Jastro said the Inst year had been
exreptlonally prosperous for the stock
raisers of the west and he was of the opin
ion that a continuance of the present basis
of values seemed quite probable. The de
cline lot exports of beef cattle and fresh,
LrWt was not, he said, a thing to be de
sred. but rather it was a matter for re
I Johing that at Inst there was a home mar
ket for an Increased proportion of such
Mr. Jastro said that there was no occa
sion for the slightest apprehension of a
shortage In meat products.
In conclusion the retiring pres'dent In
dorsed the administration of the forest re
serves, which he said had been of sub
stantial benefit to the stockmen.
Bl.tJIB Pl.ACF.II 0 "I.AItOR THl'ST"
Mnaufaetarera Hay I nlona Are Cause
of lllRh Price of Living.
fcPIUNOFlELD. Mass.. Jan. U-Large le
spoiisiblllty for the higher cost of living
v. u paid by John Kl:by. Jr.. president of
the National Manufacturers' association,
upon what he call.d the "labor trust" In
an address here today.
Mr. Klrby's address was largely a re- '
ply tn a recent imnll.d attxek upon hli i
tryunkatlon In an article in the National !
Civic federation Review. He said:
"There Is general complaint about the
hliih prict'S of the necessities of life, var
ious reasons being assigned for the same,
chief among which are the tariff and Ihs
capitalistic trusts, whllo'aa a matter of
fart, titu primary cause of the constantly
advancing prices of commodities of all
kinds lie at the dour of the labor trust,
a cardinal principle of which Is to raise
wages and restrict productions, neither of
which can fall to diminish the purchasing
poer of the doll-r and when working
together they doubly depreciate its value."
Mr. Klrby then recites the formation of
the Civic Federation us a national organ
isation by the late Murk Hanna, speaks
of Its purpose and says:
"It la sincerely believed by ninny that
the organization would accomplish win
der In solving the o-cslUd labor problem
and for those thus minded I have nothing
"It soon developed, however, that the
arfa!ra of the organization were ling mn
iVed in the interests of the American Fed
nation of Labor, and Samuel Oompera. Its
president, promptly becume Its commander-in-chief,
and with Mitchell and Easley a
tContinusd en 8 coud Page )
ST. PAUL. Jan. U.-Wrltten with pencil
on a sheet of notepaper, a letter was re
ceived today by Mra. John A. Johnson,
from ex-President Roosevelt, under date of
November 16, .abating that he had Just
heard of r Johnson's death and of-
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car Mount Elgon, Cen
S, iao9. My Dear Mrs.
t here, far from all
( with any speed I
tral A fit
you will no
'. the death of your
hed husband. I trust
'. Intrusive 'if I write
ympathy. I greatly
as an upright and
it, and as one of
j we like to believe
a word of i
admired you i
typical of our people as' a whole. He is a
loss to ua all; a loss to good citizenship.
"With assurance of my profound sym
pathy and respect, believe me, very sin
Seth Bullock for
President May Offer Forestry Job to
Present United States
MAIM kf aVMftl
WASHINGTON, Jan 11. In casting about
for a successor to Mr. Plnchot to head the
forestry service ' it was reported today
that President Taft might offer the place
to Seth Bullock, United States marchal
for South Dakota. Albert F. Potter, desig
nated as the acting head of the service,
seems to be the leading candidate, but
there" are persistent rumors that the presi
dent may decide on an entirely new man.
Mr. Bullock is in many respects as clone
a friend of former President Roosevelt as
Pinchot. He was once chief of the
furest rangers In the Black Hills and Is
thoroughly familiar wit hthe whole sub
ject of 'forestry.
The political slauatton in Suth Dakota
has been giving the president some con-
cern of late and Mr. Crawford and Gamble
have been frequent callers at the White j
House. Bullock has been designated for re
appointment aa marshal for South Dakota.
His term expires this month.
Believed Action Will Be Taken by
New York'Stock 'Exchange
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. Final action in
the Rock Island episode of December 27
last, will be taken by the governors of
the Stock exchange tomorrow. The of
fending members have put, in their de
fense and. it is understood there is some
division in the committee concerning the
severity of the punishment to be inflicted,
but It is believed In one case at least sus
pension for not less than six months or
perhaps a year will be Imposed.
Officials of the exchange deny that the
matter has been the subject of correspon
dence with Governor Hughes, but the re
port of the White committee on the oper
ations of the Stock exchange, which will
be taken up at the session of the legisla
ture. Is expected to Influence materially
Big Merger of
Companies Owned by George E.
Nicholson May Be
KANSAS CITY, Jan. lV-Negotlatlona
are In progress for a big cement merger.
The present plana embrace the merger
of what are known as the Nicholson plants
iu Iola. Kan.; Dallas, Tex.i South Pitts
burg, Pa.; Des Moines, la., and plants at
Independence and Neodesh, Kan.
eGorge E. Nicholson of Kansas City, of
the Nicholson interests, admitted today
that negotiations as outlined were in
progirss, but he could make no statement
at this time.
Hoy Savea Five Uvea.
. UILOXI, Misa., Jan. It Harry Widen
14 years old, conies near holding the record
for one of his age as a. life saver, it is
bt'Ueved. When young Hilden yesterday
went to the rescue of Theodore Ryan, aged
12, after the latter had twice sunk beneath
the waters of Blloxi bay it was the fifth
time that he has saved a person from
Commander Deserts Troops
and Colonels Fight Alone
It was a down-hearted bunch of colonels
that went leaderleaa to the dedication cere
mony at the new armory of the Omaha
National Guard companies Monday night.
Governor Shallenberger had agreed to be
present and up the very last moment he
was expected and looked . for because he
had not sent an excuse or any Intimation
that he could not attend. Colonel J. J.
Ixrlght, official chauffeur for the governor
when he la lit Omaha, searched the register
at the Paatou and buatled in other places
wi ere tlul governor niifct.t possibly be
f oi nd, butji vain.
Hence the colonels. In fatigue uniform,
many of them accompanied by their women
In gala dress, drifted over to the armory
as they listed. On arriving there they took
seats wherever the spirit moved. with
Colonels Beiryman and Marshall sticking
pretty Mose together. They are the two In
separables of the local contingent of the
genernor's staff, and, as Dave Rowdtn put
It, "they look well under cloaks."
But the absence of the governor, with
its accompanying disappointment, was not
the only thing to make the loyal Shallen
HITCHCOCK AND LAND OFFICE
Omaha Representative Invited to
Prove Charges He Has Made.
BAR COMMITTEE HOLDS SESSION
H. W. Breckenridge In Washington
(or Meeting of Executive Body
Canon of Legal Kthlc
to Be Drafted.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 11. Special
Telegram.) The house today passed the
Msrtln bill extending the time for certain
homesteaders to establish residence upon
their lands. Throug the efforts of Repre
sentative Klnkald, the bill was so amended
as to Include Nebraska. The bill provides
that all persons, who have made home
utead entry in Nebraska, South and North
Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, Minnesota, Mon
tana, Colorado, where the period In which
they were or are, required by law to
make entry under such declaratory state
ment or establish residence expired or ex
pires after December 1, lf. are granted
until May 15, 1910, within which to make
such entry or actual settlement and estab
lish residence upon the lands so entered
by them. There is a provision that this
extension of time shall not shorten either
the period of commutation or of actual
residence under the homestead law.
Homestead settlers upon the public do
main In the states named are granted a
leave of absence from their land for the
period of three months from the date of
approval of the act, provided the period
of actual absence under this act shall
not be deducted from the full time of
residence required by law.
Hitchcock Mast Prove 1'p.
The heuse committee on public lands at
its meeting today decided to invite Repre
sentative Hitchcock of Omaha, to appear
before the committee and substantiate, if
he can, certain allegations he has made
against the administration of the general
Ralph W. Breckenridge of Omaha is in
Washington to attend a meeting of offi
cers and executive committee of the Amer
ican Bar association Saturday, as guests
of Charles Henry Buetler, clerk of the su
preme court of the District of .Columbia,
who is a member of the association. Among
those In attendance are President C.'F.
Lobby of Portland, Mr. and Mrs. Lobby,
and Fred W. Lehmann of Si. Louis, Ex
President Frederick E. Wadhama of Al
bany, treasurer of the association and Mra.
Modhams; Ralph W. Breckanrldge and M:s.
Breckenridge of Omaha, John H.nkley of
Baltimore and ex-Secretary Lynn Helm of
At a meting of the executive committee
a proposition was submitted at Detroit
making necessary the appointment of the
committee to draft canons of ethics for
the judiciary. A great deal of dissatis
faction exists over judicial procedure. The
committee Is to select the place of meeting
of the next bar meeting and to. arrange a
program of speakers.
Congressman Klnkald has recommended
the appointment of David C. Thompson aa
postmaster of Arcadia, Valley county, vice
John Wall resigned; and Percy C. Sheck-
ley as postmaster of Brownlee vice Nels
C. Sorenson resigned.
Rotary Pnbllo Discriminates.
The secretary of the Interior has af
firmed the decision of the commissioner of
the general land office in the case of
Joseph 8. Eaton against Charles Hart-
grave on appeal by latter from a holding
for cancellation of his homestead entry for
a tract of 430 acres of land located in the
Broken Bow, Neb., land district.
On recommendations of both Nebraska
senators Dr. Andrew Texley has been ap
pointed pension examining surgeon at
Wayne, Neb., vice Dr. W. A. Love, re
signed'. Rural carriers appointed are as follows:
Nebraska Milllgan, route 1, Joseph Rlsch
Ung, carrier; no substitute.
Iowa Stanhope, route 2, Elvln W. Bute,
carrier; W. E. Bute, substitute.
South Dakota Claremont, route 1, Frank
O. Borg, carrier; no substitute.
R. C. Moan was appointed postmaster at
Naples, Clark county, 8. D., vice I. Dan
PENSION FOR MRS. CLEVELAND
ITaaal Allowance of Five Thouaand a
Year to Be Made to Presi
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. A pension of
SS.OOO a year is due Mrs. Qrover Cleveland,
according to precedent, and Senator Root
today presented to the senate a bill making
the grant. The amount is the tame as was
allowed the widowed wives of former pres
idents. berger colonels shiver. Judge Estelle was
on the program and told some mighty
good stories. He reached an enthusiastic
point in eulogy of the national guard, in
sisting that more money should be ap
propriated for Its benefit.
"Ard If you can get an increased appro-,
prlution from the next legislature," said
the Judge, twinkling In keen anticipation
of the Jocular punch he was about to hand
the colonels under the rib, "if you can
get through a big appropriation, I hay
a qutet tip from Jim Dahlman that he will
sign the bill."
The audience roared and clapped hands
vociferously for two minutes or more,
while some of the colonels who like Dahl
man far away Just sat and wondered. The
mayor was present with Mra. Dahlman and
the ovation caused him some pleasurable
Speaking of the incident Mayor Dahlman
smiled out loud, but would nut comment
further than to opine: "Oh, the Judge and
the boya were Just having a little fun with
1 Uncle Jim Proposes to
From the Des Motnea Register and
FRANCE TO F0LL6W RUSSIA
Will Stand By Ally in Manchurian
NO POLITICS IN KNOX NOTE
Contents Were Dlsenaaed Anions; Varl-
Interests Before Proaaalgatlon
of Neutralisation Plan Not .
Aimed at Jssas,,
PARIS, Jn. ILFrance's position, relative
to the proposal of the United States for the
neutralization of Manchurian railways was
defined senu-offlcially today as. follows:
Aa France haa no political interest in Ihe
question except to remain loyal to its ally,
Russia, and to do nothing which might
offend Great Britain and Japan, when
those three powers have reached an agree
ment, France will follow in their wake.
If later an international financial syndi
cate is formed, France will participate
upon the condition that it Id" afforded a
basis of absolute equality with the most
favored nations." N
It Is learned that before submitting the
note, which consists of two separate pour
ions first, China's repurchase of the Man.
churlan roads through means of an Inter.
national financial syndicate, and, second
international support for the construc
tion of the Chin-Chow-Fu-Tsitslkhar rail
roadthe United States secured the adhe
sion in principle of Great Britain and
China without, however, their definite ac
ceptance ofthe lan.
' Chance for Second Part.
It is believed the second part of the
memorandum has the better chance of suc
cess and it is assumed the United tSates
figures that If this is accepted it will
eventually entail the acceptance of the
first fart of the theory that the Junction
of two parallel rouda will prove neces
sary sooner or later.
The Associated Press is informed in an
authoritative qurarter that the European
press is wrong in emphasizing the political
side of the American propositions, which
are described here as the outcome, of a
long and friendly consideration of all in
terests concerned and as in no wlsj di
rected against Japan.
The Temps in us issue today Intimates
it possesses Information showing that Sec
retary Knox's proposition for the neutral
ization of Manchurian railways was not an
identical note to the powers, as announced,
butt hat it varied at different capitals,
notably at St. Petersburg.
New Premier for Austria.
VIENNA. Jan. 11. The proposed cabinet
of Dr. Ladlslaus Von Lukacs having failed
to meet the approval of Emperor Francis
Joseph, the latter in an audhnce today en
trusted Count Khuen Von Hedervary with
the responsibility of forming a new min
istry. In some of the
tailor shops are left
over from winter,
many pretty pat
terns of medium
The tailors are announcing
that they can make these up
into early Bpring garments at
Turn to the classified pages and
look over the Hat of tallont, and
what they have to gay. They are
not rushed now. and are able to
turn out orders without delay.
Find Out What Kind of an Animal is Responsible.
Jailed in Denver
R. J. Coddington Jailed in Denver
Pending Explanation of Disap
pearance of Bank Stock.
DENVER, Colo... Jan. It (Special Tele
gram.) R. J. ' Coddington, cashier of the
Grand Valley State bank, at. Grand Valley,
Colo., and formerly of Kearney, Neb., was
placed in Jail last night on a warrant
charging misappropriation of $3,0fl0 to 16.000
belonging to the bank and to R. O. Wat
son of Rifle. Colo., a stockholder.
When the bank was organized three years
ago Coddington went to Grand Valley from
Kearney to be cashier. He helped dispose
of the stock, but a block which had ben
held by Watson was not placed. Recently
it was found In a Denver ba,nk, where. It
is alleged, Coddington secured a loan on
It. He refuses to talk. He is single and 28
years of age.
Kills Son and
Iowan Also Tries to Murder Wife Who
Will Recover from
BAXTER, la., Jan. 11. James Llnder
killed his son Arthur, aged 14 years,
wounded his wife and then committed sui
cide here today. No cause can be as
signed. He had been to town during the
day and upon his return he seized a shot
gun and began firing. His wife, who was
not fatally wounded, rushed to the tele
phone and notified neighbors, who only
arrived in time to see Llnder end his own
COMMITTEE WILL HOLD BACK .
A FEW CENSUS SUPERVISORS
All bnt Four or Five of President's
Appointees Will Be Reported.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. All but four or
five of the 329 supervisors of he census
appointed by President Taft will be fa
vorably reported to the senate. The com
mittee on the census, of which Senator La
Follette is chairman, met today and de
cided on this action.
The several casee of nominations of su
pervisors not ordered reported result from
protests filed with the committee by sen
ators. In each of these Instances hear
ings will be held by subcommittees.
MRS. MORSE WILL DEVOTE TIME
TO ATTEMPT TO FREE HUSBAND
Wife of Ice King: Annonncea that
Popular Petition and I.raal
Means Will Be l ard.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. "I will devote my
entire time to freelnft my husband," Mis.
CharleB Morse declared otday. Mrs. Morse
Is back at her home on Fifth avenue from
a visit to her husband, who is serving a
term of fifteen years In the fed"ral prison
at Atlanta, Ga. She Intends, she says, to
Invoke every possible legal means to secure
the former banker's release.
Heiress to Million Becomes
Bride of Her Chauffeur
NEW YORK. Jan. 11. The family of
a. Howland Leavitt, banker and railroad
financier, confirms the anonuncement that
hla daughter. Miss Margaret Howland L'.a
vltt. 15 years old and heir to $1,000,000. was
married "without the knowledge or con
sent of her parents," to Joseph Smollen.
Miss Leavitt's father purchased ,for her
a six-cylinder ,motor car last summer and
engaged Smollen, who was formerly
POLITICIANS CO TO COVER
Those at Lincoln Meeting Wonder
What They Did There.
SOME CANDIDATES TOR PLAN
Others Say Now They Attended
Merely aa Friends of Plnchot
and Not to Denounce
From i. Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Jan. 11. (Speclal.--The 'state
capital is watching a number of self
styled "progressive" republicans cutting
for cover following an indignation meeting
yesterday at which several inflammatory
speeches were made.
The "progresslver," self-styled, are di
vided into several classes since the meet
ing of yesterday. The "genuine progres
sive" and the "progressive" and the "stand
pat progressive." The stand pat progressive
Is the progressive who stands pat on the
action of the meeting of yesterday. He is
hard to find.
Now then, John C. Fremont McKesson
has the rcputa.ton of staying put. So when
he became a progressive, those who know
him knew that he could be relied on to
insurge until the cows come home, Also It
is known that McKesson is no slouch of a
politician. So, when the progressives, or
rathtr the. "genuine" progressives, found
their names were really In the paper and
they did not know how the public would
take their action, it was natural they
should call on McKesson and ask for a
verification of what they really did at
tha meeting. So McKesson and his allies
have been holding frequent conferences all
George Tobey Anxtona.
George Tobey has begun to worry
u hether he really said what he was said
lQ have sa,(1 at the meetlng Tobty Is still
a candidate for. congress and It began to
dawn on him evidently that it would be
necessary for Mm to get republican votes
to secure a republican nomination and
bucking a republican administration was
poor policy. So Tobey this morning Is
quoted as desiring to hedge on his pub
lished statements. Jasper L. McUrlen, the
ex-Mate superintendent of public instruc
tion, who tried to be nonpartisan while
holding such office, adopted the public
press to tell ths people "he didn't know it
was oladed," when he went to the meeting.
McBrltn said his presence was secured by
false pretenses. He went as a friend of
Gifford Plnchot and not the enemy of any
living man or thing.
Judge Frost Loses Early.
Judge Lincoln Frost left the meeting be
fore the vote was taken on the resolutions
which were adopted, so he is not hedging
so far aa heard from. E. E. Bennett ob
jected to the proceedings in the meeting
and is still objecting. J. C. Harpham Is
quoted as having said the matter went a
little too far. So the list of "stand pat
genuine progressive republicans" is lim
ited. The meeting of yesterday followed by the
action of the alleged progressives this
morning created more amusement than
reul interest at the state house.
The committee that Is getting up the
meeting of republicans here next week has
sent Invitations to Senator La Follette and
tx-Forester Gifford Plnchot to be present
und make speeches.
James J. Corbet ts chauffeur, to teach her
how to operate the machine. Last Thurs
day, Smollen and Miss Leavitt went to
Jersey City and were married, according
to the statement Issued by her family.
Mrs. Leavitt did not bear of the marriage
until Sunday, end when she asked her
daughter about it, the young woman Is
said to have admitted tho facta. The family
states that the couple have gone south,
possibly to Atlantic City, on their honeymoon-
Under It Members Desiring to Be
Paired Must Apply at Desk.
WILL INCREASE ATTENDANCE
Members Frequently Absent Must
Arrange tairs in Tenon.
TIIE BALLINGER-PINCHOT AFFAIR
llouae Republicans Will Caacns Boon
on Mamlagr Me in be re of Committee
nraolntlon Will Probably
Uo to Conference.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. An ancient cus
tom of the house of representatives, which
has been In use for fifty years, was over
turned today by Representative Dwlght of
Now York, the republican whip, when he
instructed the pnlr clerks at the speaker's
desk to cease pairing republican members
excepting under prescribed conditions. The
move is declared by democrat und In
surgents to be a move against the l.ttter
and intended to give the organization ad
ditional leverage when close votes occur.
Representative Garner of Texas, the tem
porary democratic whip, stated that Mr.
Dwlght had Instructed the pair clerks to
mnke rfn pairs excentlng on Dwlght's ap
proval. This Mr. Dwlght denies, but the
upshot of the matter was that Mr. Oarner
Invoked, as a counter-move, a long burled
and hitherto unobserved rule of the house,
and members will hereafter be required to
make their pairs In writing at '.he strik
Provisions of Old Rule.
For a score of years or more it has been
the , house custom to allow pairs fit any
time without question. The almost for
gotten rule of the house on the subject
requires that two members desiring to be
paired must announce such lme.ulon at
the speaker's desk.
Representative Garner, in order to count
eract the move of Mr. Dwlght, g.ie in
structions to the democratlo clerk th.xt no
pairs were to be allowed at the dsk ex
cepting in strict accordance with this rule
on the subject.
Under the order attributed to Mr. Dwlght,
he would be able to control the voting of
absentees or those desiring to be voted,
which it was pointed out would not work
to the advantage of the house Insurgents,
since the republican whip Is working in
harmony with the regulars.
Will Limit Pnlrlng-a.
The move of the democrats, If success
ful, may result In greatly limiting the
proposition of pairing as well as perhaps
nullifying the effort of the jopublloan regu
lars to embarass the Insurgents'. Tt would
also, no doubt, aid any Insurg -nt who mlgl't
be laboring under official dlsplcasuro and
Indiscrimination by enabling him to arrange
a pair by going to the speaker's desk.
Representative Garner pointed out thnt
his move would result in Increasing the at
tendance of the house, as thlse member
who were frequently absent and counted
always as paired, would be compelled to
attend and arrange their pairs in order to
have them show In the record.
No caucus of the house republicans on
the Ralllnger-Plnchot committee has been
called according to the statement of Repre.
sentative Currier of New Hampshire, chair
man of the caucus. One may Issup at nny
time, however, and the Insurgents may or
may not be bidden to take part in It. Tim
democrats will probably caucus on the sub
ject the latter part of the week.
The Joint senate and house republican
caucus, which will be hold tomorrow night
In the House of Representatives, will result.
In no fight between the regulars and the
Insurgents. Nothing but the selection of a
new republican congressional committee can
be considered under tho cull and th's Is
not expected to cause more than a mere
possible dlaciiRslon of Insurgents tn some
of the states In which some members f the
committee are to be chosen. All of the
insurgents have received the reug'ar notices
of the caucus and will attend..
Twenty-two Insurgents Attend.
Following the secret meeting of the re
publican Insurgents at the home of on- of
their number last night the twenty-tvo
who were present were loath to discuss
the details of what occurred, but It is
known that those present talked at more
or less length and with more vigor upon
every subject relating to their present
stato of Insurgency and treatment they
were receiving from the regulars. No
definite plin for the future has been
adopted, but the recalcitrant republicans
say they will await developments with
confidence in their ability to meet the
issue to the satisfaction of themselves and
to the country at large.
The attitude of the Insurgents on the
Balllnger-Pinchot Investigation Is still In a
nebulous state. All who were Interviewed
today expressed thenuitlve as wanting
merely a fair and Impartial committee and
Other matters affecting the Insurgent
movements are in abeyance and nothing
decisive will develo puntil some actual oc
casion of conflict alines.
' Resolution to Conference.
The senate resolution of Inquiry In the
Balllnger-Plnchot controversy reached the
house today while that body was consid
ering the army appropriation bill. The
indication la that It will be referred to the
rules committee, where there is strong
disagreement with the senate on several
of Its provisions.
A large number of democrats and re.pub
llcp.ns will insist on thnt feature of the
house resolution granting witnesses right
of counsel before the committee, which
was stricken out by the senate.
Other differences probably will throw
the resolution into conference.
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Army Hill la I'aaaed and "White
Slave" Bills Tuken I p.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. -After passing
the army appropriation bill, carrying the
s un of ,2W).0O for tho maintenance of
the army during the fiscal year of 1U11, the
house today procied.d to consider one of
the so-called "while slave" bills.
Opposition developed to that portion of
the measure reported by the Immigration
committee, which makes it a fnlony for
any person to assist another to go from
one state to another for tha purpose a
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