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    The Omaha Daily Bee
clean, reliable newspaper that la
admitted to each and every home.
For Nebraska Fair.
For Iowa Fair; colder east portion.
For weather report oe pape I.
Nebraska Member Protests Against
Fabian Tactics of Upper House
of Congress.
Paroles Granted
to Two Chicago
Bank Wreckers
United Mine Workers Discuss Propo
sition to Merge with Western
Union to Include All Mine Workers
in United States and Canada. -
President Lewis Will Appoint Com
mittee to Report Further.
Paul 0. Stensland and 'Henry 0
Hering to Be Released by Order
of State Board of Pardons.
Calls Attention of Body to Work He
Thinks it Should Do.
Hakes Address to Jewelers on Income
Tax Amendment.
Interstate Cmm rommliiloi
Orders Them Reduced from River
to Oltraw oTrnori
WASHINGTON. Jan. .(Speclal ' " to " Herln w"
gram.)-Senator Burkett delivered a ",.m"r ntence. Arguments be
fore to the sen.t. today which made nu(- " h' P"d" on b'htalf of ,the
wise old owl. blink and fidget about. ). "nr" W " , thV the,r ullt
course. It didn't avail much, but It did or-
in nr r nrniitrnc inmi in. tbri inAL in
senate havdone little or nothing since the
first Monday In December, From the man
ner In which the upper house of congress
is proceeding Senator Burkett' deduction
Is that It Intends to do nothing.
The Nebraska senator started the pyro
technics on Senator Hale's motion that
when the senate adjourn it be until Mon
day next. Of course, the motion prevailed,
but the Nebraska member wouid nut let
the opportunity pass to take a "fall" out
of the senate for Its do-nothing policy.
Senator Burkett said tlio senate had been
called In session for two months and had
done absolutely nothing. He called atten
tion to the postal savings bank bill which
had been two-thirds perfected at the last
aession of oongree and Insinuatingly
wanted to know why the senate could
not sit dally and perfect the remainder of
the bill. It was nls opinion that adjourn
ment was being taken In order that the
bill might never be completed.
Senator Hale, stated taht adjournment
was taken that committees might have
time to formulate reports and put the
final touch to bills. Burkett felt the
crushing power of the steam roller, but
says If the senate does not get down to
work pretty .'blamed" ' oon he will pull
the record on several committees of the
first rank and! show that they have not
had a meeting since congress -convened.
Brown Talks In New York.
Senator rBown, who is one of the prin
cipal speakers at the Jewelers' club ' In
New York tonight, took for his text his
Income tax amendment to the constitution
and Incidentally criticised the position of
Governor Hughes, who has declared him
self In opposition to the measure. Among
other thlUKS he said:
- "The virtue. ot.thA, proposed, .amendment
Is that' it contain ' no exemptions and
makea no exceptions.. Under the proposed
amendment all Incomes may be treated
alike and hear each-its share of burden
should necessity or peril assail the nation.
In the face of actual national necessity,
If It confronted the nation today, not a man
tould be found In New York who would
tbject to the law because It reached the
bolder of public bonds aa well as other
people. When argument Is applied to the
real situation, such as the amendment la
leslgned lo meet, the argument falls.
"The capacity of the' state to borrow
money depends on the wealth and re
sources o( Its people. It does not depend
and has no dependable relation to taxes
or creditors the state has to pay. The
capacity of an individual to borrow money
depends on his wealth and resources and
not on taxes collected from a man he owes.
The railroad can borrow money If Its
property la worth the loan without regard
to whether the owner of the bond pays or
escapes paying the tax on the bond.
"When New York, if it does, rejects the
amendment the American people, will know
It la because It is opposed to conferring
on the government the power to tax any
income and not because Its people are
afraid the borrowing capacity of this great
state will be Impaired."
Iowa Hates Reduced.
Railroad freight rates between Mississippi
river crossings and Ottumwa, la., are de
cleared by the Interstate Commerce com
mission to be unreasonable, and excessive.
In an order Issued by the commission to
day in the case of the Ottumwa Commer
cial association against the Chicago, Bur
lington & Qulncy: railroad, ,the Chicago,
Milwaukee 4 St. Paul, the Chicago, Rock
Island & Pacific and Wabash railroads, the
rates on first-class freight were reduced
from 61 cents to 66 cents a hundred pounds
and those on second-class freight from 60
cents to 46 cents a hundred pounds from
Chicago to Ottumwa. These tatea are to
be made effective for two years, beginning
March 15.
Uoveraor SCatertalaed.
Representative Dawson, who has refused
to stand for re-election In the Second Iowa
district, wsa host today at a splendidly ap
pointed luncheon In the house restaurant in
honor of Governor Carroll. The entire
. Iowa delegation In the house Were guests
of Mr. Dawson.
Representatives Burke and Martin of
South Dakota entertained Governor Vetssey
at luncheon today.
Governor Carroll of Iowa, who extended
an Invitation to the conference of governors
to meet In Des Moines nevt year, hopes for
favorable consideration of his invitation.
In view of the fact that the governors de
cided to meet In one of the state capitals
next year. Governor Carroll Is of the opin
ion that Des Moines Just about fills tl
Mrs .Norrls Brown waa hostess at a de
lightful luncheon at the Portland In honor
of Mrs. bboJlenberger, wife of Nebraska's
governor. To meet Mrs. Shalleuberger,
Mrs. Brown invited the wives of repre
sentative In congress from the Pralri?
E. C. Kricson of Kilt Point, Carl Gunder
son of Vermilion and T. W. Dwlght of
Sioux Falls, 3. D., were In Washington
today snroute to New York.
Senator Wan en today introduced a bill
carrying an appropriation of 175.000 to pur
chase a site and elect a publlo building at
Buffalo, Wyo.
Moor Italia 'tariff Lcecst.
NEW YtiHK. Jail. 3u.Charles A. Moore
retired as president of the American Pro
tective lanff league after nine years In
cumbency. He was succeeded by William
Barbour, chosen In the election at the
tnty-firth annual meeting of the league,
held bt-re today.
CHICAGO. Jan. 20. -Pan I O. Stensland.
former president of the Milwaukee Avenue
State bank, and Henry O. Herlng. for
merly Its cashier, who were convicted In
connection with the wrecking- of the bank
and the disappearance of $1,300,000 of Its
funds, were paroled today. .
Stensland, who was captured fater a sen
sational chase extending- across the At
lantio ocean. Into Europe and- Into Mo
rocco, had served three years three months
and twenty-four days when the pardon
board, sitting- at the penitentiary at Jollet,
III., concluded he had been. , punished
Allowing for good behaviour this time
represents a sentence of four years six
' months and eight days. Ha was sen to the
-enitentlary on an Indeterminate antnr
.. ... j. .is wver up Biionages
struggling to get the bank out of
- -
JJty. Ptensland is almost 63 years
"ho looting of the Milwauke
y.2. 'ank, for which Stensland,
' 44id Herlng, It cashier, v
ee Avenue
Its presl-
were sen-
v , o serve indeterminate sentences in
t.",.j- rfofiet penitentiary, involved the sav
ings of 22,009 depositors and the disap
pearance of about S1.3O0.90O of the Insti
tution's depolBts. Stenslaand left Chicago
July 14, 1906, and it was not until August
T that the bank was closed by the state
banking examiner. Stensland's Integrity
and the confidence reposed In him by the
small tradesmen and wage earners who
figured largely as depositors In the In
stitution, led both the authorities and the
victims to believe for a time that undis
covered securities and careless bookkeep
ing would account for the steadily increas
ing shortages.
The suicide of the bank's paying teller
and three ruined depositors, the death of
another from worry and four victims ad
Judged Insane from the same cause soon
added an element of tragedy to the affair.
In the meantime the fugitive president had
been traced to Tangier, Morocco, where
he was arrested September S, 1906. Caahler
Herlng gave himself up.
Fetzer Charged
With Big Fraud
Former Omaha Man Accused of Par
ticipation in Alleged $850,000
Swindle on Railroad.
..Suit -has been. filed in the jjjrcuit-xsouxt
of Chicago accusing J. C Fetxer, formerly
of Omaha, with being one of three partici
pants In a gigantic fraud . upon the Chi
cago & Western Indiana Railroad company.
The sum named Is $850,600.
Mr. Fetxer with Benjamin Thomas, . for
mer president of the road, and Charles R.
Knapea, another Chlcagoan, are charged
with having made purchases of real estate
with the road's money, . transferring to
"dummy title holders," and then trans
ferring to the road at prices far In excess
of the original coat. Thus a handsome
proift was realised to the alleged con
spirator. Evidence will at once be presented to a
grand Jury against the three men. .
Mr. Fetxer was at one time bookkeeper
for the Wrlln, Orendorff & Martin com
pany. From here he went to Chicago to
become credit man for Cyrus McCormick
of harvester fame. Then he secured the
place of real estate agnt for th McCor
mick estate after the death of Cyrus Mc
Cormick. It waa at this time that Mr. Fetxer sold
the McCormick estate the old United States
National bank building at Twelfth and
Farnam for several hundred thousand dol
lars. It was recently disposed of at $75,003.
Preparation of the suit Just filed in Chi
cago has been a matter of weeks and
months, and no expense was spared. Di
rectors of the company engaged William
J. Burns, the famous detective of San
Francisco fame, who traced down sale
after sale, through all the transfers. The
suit has created . a terrific sensation In
President of Ragles, Recently Di
vorced, Marries Rick
ii t
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 20.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Frank E. Hftring, president of
the Fraternal Order of Esgloa, who was
recently divorced and ordered vby the court
to pay his wife $10,000 alimony, was mar
ried here today. His bride is Mrs. Ciarlbell
Orton, a wealthy widow.
Preparing; for rail Kalr.
HURON, S. D., Jan. t0.-(8pec!al.) The
office of the secretary of the Slate Board
of Agriculture, In charge of C. N. Mcll
valne, Is a very busy place. Arrangement
for next fall' exhibition are materialising
and a force of clerks is pushing the work
a rapidly as possible. A number of coun
ties, Spink being in the lead, have appro
priated funds for an agricultural exhibit
at the 1910 fair, which action will stimulate
other counties to do likewise.
Dan Lahey Catches i Afire
Fighting a Runaway Horse
Help! Fire! Whoa!
Fighting with a runaway horse, beating
a fire that war burning off bis clothes,
Dan Lahey, police emergency officer, tor
along North Seventeenth street.
Ths agony of his burn did not deter
him from hi determination to atop the
running horse. With on hand on the
bridle while he frantically heat .r ih.
flames with his hat, th officer was
dragged along in his manful struggle.
Th flaming concourse of horse and man
was intercepted after a race of two blocks
and a warm of passersby vheld the horse,
while others turned their attention to, the
flaming policeman. 1
Lahey' privately conducted conflagration
r at last put out after h had Buffered
It is trared that Time Is Ripe' tor
All Miners to Stand for Higher
Waae' and Better Cos.
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INDIANAPOLIS,' Jan. 20. A merger of
the resource of the Western Federation
of Mlntors (metal) and th United Mine
Workers of North America (coal) to em
brace all the organised mine workmen of
the Pnlted States and Canada I in pros
pect during the convention of the United
Mine Workers now In session In this city.
President Lewis tomorrow will appoint
a committee of seven. Including hlmseS, to
confer with a similar committee sent to
this city by the Western Federation bf
Miners and report a plan to the conven
tion, .v
The purpose of the coalition was set be
fore the convention today by Charles H.
Mover, president, and C. A. Mahoney, vice
president', of the Western Federation of
Miners, and T. L. Lewis, president of the
United Mine Worker. Moyer urged tfpon
the convention that unlees the Iron arM
coal miners of both north and south com
bine their forces it will be Impossible to
carry through the projected attack on the
United States Steel corporation. He also
pleaded that In these "copper trusts" cam
paign against the copper miners, now, he
saJd, begun, the copper miner were help
less, standing alone.
The several speakers urged that the time
Is ripe for all miner to amalgamate for
a stand for higher wages and better work
ing conditions.
Charles H. Moyer,. president, and C. E.
Mahoney, vice president, of the Western
Federation, chiefly of metal miners, made
speeches urging an offensive and defensive
league of all miner aa the only solution
of their "problem."
The projected merger wa unanimously
approved by the convention. '
Moyer, who was enthusiastically re
ceived, declared that the Interest of the
metal miner and coal miner were Iden
tical. He asked the convention to take a stand
against William Randolph . Hearst, "the
great friend of organised labor," who, he
charged, with, havlnir been . Influential In
"lot-kin out" organised -miner- In ' the
northwest." He' said" If ' It' Were' necessary
to BBk for financial aid .in this fight ' he
first would call on the coal miner.
I ' i
Dissolution of
Harriman Merger
Will Be Pushed
Attorney General Makes Authorita
tive Statement Suit Will Not
Be Dropped.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. It was stated
authoritatively today that the government
suit for the dissolution of the merger of
the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific
railways would not be dropped. Attorney
General Wlckeraham has found nothing so
far in his Investigation to warrant such
action. ' i
Schiavone Family
Acquitted by Jury
Declared Not Guilty of Complicity in
Thefts by Cripple from Italian
CHICAGO. Jan. 20.-The five persons who
were on trial on the charge of conspiracy
to fraudulently obtain money from Pas
quale Schiavone, the owner of an Italian
bank here, were declared not guilty today.
The defendant were implicated by An
gelina Schiavone, the daughter of the
banker, who confessed to the theft of ap
proximately $90,000. The girl, a cripple, said
she stole the money to give (.o her uncle
and aunt, Francesco Schiavone and Gll
arma Schiavone, In order , that she might
marry their son, who Is also a cripple.
The defendant were Francisco Schia
vone, his wife, two daughters and a son-in-law.
Angelina Schiavone will be tried for th
Ktarht Dressmakers Plead Guilty.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. Eight of the dress
makers indicted for complicity in the
"Bleeper" trunk smuggling of millinery,
today entered pleas of guilty in the United
States circuit court. Fines aggregating
$10,000 were Imposed.
painful, but not dangerous burns and the
loss of a suit of clothes.
"I ask permission to go home and dress."
announced the officer in his report to Cap
tain Dunn over the telephone.
"Granted," replied Dunn. "What waa the
insurance V
-mcer lAhey, accompanied by
Fahey, patrol conductor, had cone
r.i.u. lunauiior, nan gone to 601
, North Seventeenth street to take a woman
surrenag with nines to a hospital. While
Officer Fahey waa within th house a box
of matches, misnamed "aafety," In Lahey'a
pocket caught fire. Th flames were
breaking through his clothes before he
realised, the danger. The restlv horse
started to dash away at the same moment
and the exciting performance was on,
From the Cleveland Leader.
Insurance Presidents Discuss Means
of Prolonging Life.
Dr. Roaenaa Declaree Coadttloaa
Canals Disease An National Dlf
; race labile Health HU
lltla Is Proposed.
WASHINGTON, Jan. JO.-The movement
to prolong human life waa the topic dis
cussed by- the various- speakers at the
morning session today of the Association
of Life Insurance Presidents.
The report of the Ufa extension com
mittee of the association waa presented, by
George E. Ida, chairman at th committee.
The work of the federal government In the
matter of health conservation and way In
which this work may be supplemented wa
discussed by Dr Walter Wyman, urgeon
general of the publlo health and' marine
hospital service. ,. . . ,-, "i
Dr. H. J. Roaenaa of Harvard' Medical
college,' the next speaker, told the life. In
surance president that they could do much
In a campatam of education ta- teuh the
ipeopl" the velua of pruvi.ll- medicine
Individual citlrens they could help to foster
fruitful and useful legislation of. public
health character.
Dr. E. W. Dwlght of Boston declared
that the vast mine of Information which
had been collected by life Insurance com
panies during the last sixty year could be
used to great advantage In the fight to
.promote public health.
Typhoid National Dlagraee. '
-There is more typhoid fever In thi
country than In any -other civilised land,"
ald Dr. Rosenau. . "The annual total Is
35,000 deaths and over 350,000 cases. This Is
national disgrace and due entirely to lack
of education on the subject W probably
know more about typhoid and It method
of spread and means for its control than
we do of any other disease. Yet right here
In our capital city there I an excessive
amount of typhoid and thl sad story finds
repetition In all our large cities. If the
publlo were taught to fear typhoid as it
does' a case of cholera there would soon
be an end of It. r
an advocating a public- health militia iff
the cause of preventive medicine, I do not
mean a marching column of men In uni
forms armed with microscopes and disin
fectants. The publlo health mllltla that I
have In mind calls for the enrollment of all
good citizens. Preventive medicine I the
watchword of the hour and enlistment in
the cause can come only through educa
tion. , Publlo Health Mllltla.
"There are two Important factor In pub
llo health work. . On la th gaining of new
knowledge through scientific research; the
other Is the diffusion or this knowledge
through education. With prophetic fore
sight and characteristic energy. Harvard
university has established a chair of pre
ventive medicine a an integral part of its
educational system. Not only the medical
profession, hut the publlo at large should
be enlightened. The sclentlflo and pro
fessional corps may be the regular army,
but the public must be the reserve mllltla.
In any effective warfare against disease.
"When the people understand that ty
phoid fever Is as preventable aa are rail
road accident we shall have a-casus belli,
and the courage needed for a victorious
campaign. The government now protects
us from cholera, leprosy, yellow fever and
other exotlo plagues; why should It not
also guard u against th danger that
are present as well as those that ar but
remotely Imminent T Present dangers such
as tuberculosis, pneumonia, typhoid fever
and infantile diarrhoeas are infections
which reap the highest total of death
among us and ar foeman worthy of our
best efforts."
Call Douglas 238,
the "Want-ad
Ask for the Want-ad Depart
ment and your ad will be tak
en carefully and will appear
in the next edition.
Probably you have something you
should advertise a room or house
for rent need help gomethlng; to
sell Bometblng you want to buy.
Do it now while you have it
in mind. Telephone it
' ' '
) "Hey, Come Down Here and Let's See How
Train Plunpes .
Down Mountain;
Four Are Killed
Moffat Line Freight Runs Wild on
Grade Near Summit of
DENVER, Jan. M. Tearing down the
mountain side at the rate of nearly seventy
mile an hour, a freight train on the Mof
fat road Jumped the track at a point be
tween Jenny Lake and Antelope, near the
summit of the range, early today and the
entire train plunged down the hill. Three
men were killed and another fatally in
jured. The dead: i '
Conductor T. D. Chapcott Is reported fa
tally Injured.
Berringer wa hurled far from' hi train
Into the deep enow and hi body ha not
been recovered. '
The train was bourTa for "Denver, it waa
drawn by a big compound -engine, 'one of
the 'largest In. useV on he steep -mountain
grade!.- OA 'the grade not far from Tolland
the train got beyorid control and soon was
plunging down the mountain at a tenifflc
speed. Finally the engine and then . the
heavy . train Jumped the rails and was
hurled far down the hill. The engineer and
fireman were killed instantly.
Thirty Miners
Rescued, and
Two Are Killed
Hen Are Imprisoned Three Hours
in Shaft Near. Richmond,
: .
RICHMOND, Mo., Jan. Two miner
were killed and several other were In
jured, none fatally, when thirty men were
Imprisoned In mine No. S, owned by Pence
It Calnen and situated one mile from here,
today, the result of an explosion.
The dead: '
Among the Injured was James Pence, a
brother of one of the proprietors.
The other miners were rescued after be
ing imprisoned three hours. With one or
two exception they escaped with slight
injuries. ' ,
Tentative - Trace Patched I'p by the
Chicago Roads and Their
WASHINGTON, Jan. ' .-A tentative
agreement ha been reached In ths contro
versy between the Chicago railroads and
their switchmen. It I likely the announce
ment will be made later In the day by the
mediators. The nature of the agreement
1 not disclosed, but It is believed to in
volve arbitration of the wage question.
Banker Walsh
Takes Up
LE'AVENWORTH. Kan., Jan. J0.-"I
iept very well, thank you," leplled John
R. Walsh,' the former Chicago banker, in
response to the greeting of a guard this
morning- at the federal prison here.
The aged banker had arisen after his
first night aa "convict had mad up
th llttlo col In his cell and stood, aa did
th other 900 prisoner, awaiting the order
to march to breakfast.
Today, It was planned, and probably for
several days to come, Mr. Walsh was to be
permitted to rest before entering upon ths
regular routine of prison life.
If th prisoner was on th verge of col
lapse, he covered up the symptoms. Ills
chief concern seemed to be that he should
violate none of the rules of the institution.
He was even eager to carry out to th
letter every order that might be given him,
and this he did with a' cheerfulness that
made hi keeper, who had seen many a
stout heart given way when finally merged
Into th existence of hundreds of fellow
prisoner marvel. .
After he retired last night, hi relatives
having bidden him good-bye and started
back to Chicago, no sound came from Mr,
Walsh's cell to indicate that restlessness
a a taking hold of him.
It Works.'
Failure of Roberts, Hall & Criss Due
to Ho eking- Slump.
Probability that Special Committee
of Stork Gickssge Will Look.
Into Unusual Condition
t Affairs.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. Roberts, Hall
Criss of New York and Cincinnati were
forced to suspend as members of the New
York Stock exchange today, following the
two failures yesterday, brought about by
the collapse of the Columbus and Hocking
Valley Coal and Iron pool. Hugh F. Criss
wa the board member of the firm and had
charge of the Hocking pool on the ex
change. He estimates the liabilities of
the firm at $3,000,000, but 1 quoted as
saying that he hoped to pay "100 cent on
the dollar unless the governor of the
exchange permit welching on the part of
other members with whom I had- con
tract." The feeling among member of the ex
change ta that Criss is made to bear more
f than'1 -aluure.-afNthe blunt -and that an
the paftlclparit ought to; be punished for
their part In the episode.
1 The affair of all three firms Involved
J. M. Flske & Co. 'and Lathrop, H asking
& Co., which suspended yesterday as well
aa Roberts, Hall & Criss, are now bSlng
investigated by the committee on Insofven
cles, of the exchange. But It Is not unlikely
that the situation may get beyond the
Jurisdiction of this commute necessi
tating the appointment of a special com
mittee with plenary power, such aa was
done In the Rock Island case not long ago.
In announcing the failure of Roberta,
Hall A Crlsa, the president of the exchange
said there were . peculiar circumstances
which called for rigid investigation. These,
as Criss' deolaratlon indicate. Imply bad
faith on the part of other members of the
so-called pool. A petition to remove the
stock of the Columbus and Hocking Coal
and Iron company from the list of the
Stock exchange is said to be under consid
eration. Criss endeavored yesterday to stay the
flood tide of selling order In the .stock
and before the day waa over almost col
lapsed and had to be aeslsted from the ex
change floor.
The suspended firm, composed of J. Nevj
Ins Roberts, Thomas B. Criss, Hugh F.
Criss and Walker Hall, has It principal
office In Cincinnati. The firm wa formed
In August, 190i. .
Former Instructor In Missouri Nor
mal School Died Last
' October.
KIRKSVILLE, Mo., Jan. 80-An Investi
gation into the death of John T. Vaughn,
former professor In the First district (staTe)
Normal school, is being conducted by the
Adair county v grand Jury.
Prof. Vaughn died last October.
Hi body is burled In a vault of steel
and concrete In Monroe City, Monroe
county, where his widow and daughter re
aide. Prof. Vaughn waa an authority nn
American history.
Prison Routine
When th line formed the new prisoner
nimbly took his place and moved toward
the breakfast room.. There, with the others
he partook of the meager prison fare, out
wardly with reliuh.
Breakfast over, all were returned to their
cell to rest before th day's work should
begin at 7:90. But Mr. Walsh did not begin
his active duties today, Instead, when the
rest period waa up. he was taken to the
office of Dr. A. F. Yohe and given a pre
liminary examination. Hero, also, he main
tained his remarkable composure, answered
all questions readily and gave the physi
cian whatever help he might in diagnosing
his case..
From Dr. Yohe's office Mr. Walsh waa
taken to the office of William MoCaughey,
a son of the warden and special agent 'of
the Department of Justice In charge of the
Bertlllon system. Ther he wa to spend
today under observation.
It was decided not to take the Bertlllon
measurements till Mr Walsh has been
given a chance to rest from the mental
strain and fatigue which he has under
gone. Later tnls week a more thorough
examination will be made by the physician
and then if the prisoner Is found fit. he
will be. assigned to work, probably next
House Elects Balling-er-Pinchot In
quiry Committee Nominated
Wednesday Evening.
Majority Carries Out Its Program,
with Several Votes to Spare.
Effort to Substitute Rainey for Lloyd
is Voted Down.
Democrat Chosen for Place Refase to
Servo and Plead for Recogni
tion of Minority Caacna
Komi ace.
BAunraEB-raoxor commtttb'e.
Representatives MoOaU of Massachu
setts, Olmstsad of Pennsylvania, Denby ol
hUohlgaa, Madison of Kansas, republicans
Jam of Kentucky and XJoyd of Missouri,
dsmoorat. .
Senators If elson aeTotlnnasota, Flint of
California, Sutherland of Utah, Hoot of
Kw York, republloaa) Paynter of Ken
tucky and rietoher of florlaa, dsmoorat.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.-Ignorlng the
protest of the democratic member, the
republican majority In the house today rat
ified their caucus nominees for the Bal-llnger-Plnchot
Investigating committee,
dlKplncMng Representative Italney of Illi
nois, one of the democratlo selections, and
nominating In his stead Representative
Lloyd of Missouri, who Indicated his un
willingness to serve on the committee. Con
sideration of the urgent deficiency; appro
priation bill was resumed, but was laid
aside until tomorrow, ' after three hours'
The senate had a brief session, the only
incident of which waa a speech by Senator
Bradley of Kentucky, In which he defended
Kentucky and charged that the "Tobacco
trust" waa responsible for the acta of vio
lence whioh had been perpetrated by the
so-called night riders In that state.
At 1:26 p. m. the senate adjourned until
Monday, but the house remained In session
until 6:06 p. m.
Republican ProtTram Qoe Through.
The republicans today mustered their en
tire party strength in the1 house and forced
through their caucus program, eliminating
Mr. Rainey (dem.. 111.) from the Balllnger
Plnchot investigating committee. The vote
was 1S6 aye, 146 noe. 18 voting "present."
The house first voted down an amend
ment offered by Mr. Clayton, (democrat)
Alabama, substituting Rainey for Lloyd,
who announced that he would not serve.
A caucus of the democrats was called
after announcement of the vote on tha
resolution ,to follow Immediately after ad
journment, of the house today to determine
wnemnr me democrats stixuitf decline en
tirely representation on the committee. ...
Of the eighteen members who answered
"present" four, Mann (Illinois), McLatchen
(California), Lundln (Illinois) and Young
(New York) were regular republicans.
Cary (Wisconsin). Cooper (Wisconsin),
David (Minnesota), Lenroot (Wisconsin),
Lindbergh Minnesota), Ponldexter (Wash
ington), Madison (Kansas) and Nelson
(Wisconsin) were republican "insurgents."
Ashbrook (Ohio), Burleson (Texas), Cartor
(Oklahoma), Pou (North Carolina), Rainey
(Illinois) and Webb (North Carolina) were
Rothermel (democrat), Pennsylvania, and
Olmstead (republican), Pennsylvania, were
Currier Resolution Adopted.
The Currier resolution naming the repub
lican caucus appointees waa adopted by a
vote of 186 ayes, 146 nay and IS voting
present. '
Promptly after the house waa called to
order by Speaker Cannon, Chairman Dal
sell presented' a resolution from the com
mittee on rules, providing for an election
by "resolution of six member to repreaunt
the house on the Joint committee to In
vestigate the whole matter underlying the
so-called Balllnger-Plnchot controversy.
Representative Currier, chairman of the
republican caucus, at once offered the
names of McCall of Massachusetts, Olm
stead of Pennsylvania, Denby of Mlohlgan,
Madison of Kansas, Jame of Kentucky
and Lloyd of Missouri as members of th
committee, all of them republican cauoua
Instating, on recognition by th ohair.
Representative Lloyd announced that In
th selection of democratlo member of
the committee the choice of the democratlo
caucua should be respected. Meter. Jame
and Rainey having been selected by the
caucus for thost places, he declared he
could not serve on the committee, '
Clayton Speak tor Democrat.
- Representative Clayton of Alabama ob
tained the floor and said:
"We democrats concede to the republican
party the right to control thl house, but
we do not concede your right to dictate to
the democratlo purty how It shall conduct
Its affair.' I
Mr. Clayton' resolution to substitute
Rainey for Lloyd waa loat, 182 no to 147
Informal conference early in the day
between democratic leaders In the room of
Minority Leader Champ Clark Of Missouri,
and between republican leaders In the room
of Speaker Cannon, had paved the way for
a battle on the house floor, mad Inevitable
by the action of the republican caucua
lust night in rejecting Mr. Rainey as on
of the minority members of th investigat
ing committee. '
The turning down of Mr. Rainey waa con
demned by the minority as hostile to th
principle that the democrats should not be
Interfered with 'In their selection.
Those who met with Representative Clark
were Moasr. Joine and Rainey, Lloyd of
Missouri, Underwood and Clayton of Ala
bama and Flnle of South Carolina.
Republican Leader Confer.
The conference In the apeakar' room
wa attended by Representative Dalzell of
Pennsylvania. Republican Whip Dwlght of
New York and a number of other. The
subject under discussion wss th muster
ing of sufficient votes to put th republi
can caucus program through th hous.
After the conference, Mr. Dwlght sent
notice to all republlt-an members. Including
regular and "insurgents," requesting- them
to attend the session and remuln until thi
vote was taken for the election of the In
vestigating committee.
The minority toou similar action to mus
ter Its full strength on the floor.
Minority Leader Clark mad this staia-