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VOL. XXXIX-NO. 234.
OJIAIIA, FIIIDAY MORNING, MARCH 18, 1910-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO (MINTS.
TAFT AND SAINT
Windy City Flaunts the Green in Wel
come to President and in Honor
to St. Patrick.
irish socrrr entertains chief
newspaper Men, Traffic and Hamilton
Clubs Join in "Reception.
SHAMROCK HARP GIVEN TO GUEST
Emblem Sent to America for Occasion
by Nationalist Leader.
SEVERAL ADDRESSES DURING DAY
rtM ft ftlat III Landed Before Fel
lowship ( lab and Litter Speech
on Conservation la Given
CIIICAOO, March 17. -St. Fatrlek was
notably r'mf mbered In Chicago today, but
tho brunt of the celebration fell upon Presi
dent Taft and he was a thoroughly tired
Win when Ma train left tonight for
"'"Chester N. T.
During the day he fipoke to members of
the Chicago Newspaper club, the Traffic
club, at a mans meeting, to members and
-meats of the Hamilton -:Iub, and twice at
functions provided by the Irish Fellowship
club, which was his host for the day.
In these speeches the president, whose
increased rase In oratory was julte gen
erally commented- upon, touched upon
"statesmen correspondents," who colored
facts to suit their views, and to railway
men of the Traffic club he exoressed his
tru8t In the sense of Justice of the Ameri
can people. He averred that he had learned
more In the first year of his administration
than he could hope to assimilate In the
Whole City Wears Green.
From the time he stepped off his special
train at the Thirty-third street station of
the Pennsylvania railroad at 7:57 this morn
ing the president saw hardly a building or
an Individual that was not decorated In
Met at the station by a national guard
regiment and a large recoptlon committee,
Fresldent Taft swung Into the line of a 8t.
Patrick's day parade which marched
through Michigan avenue to the dowjntown
district and escorted him to the La Salle
The president tame to Chicago as the
Client of Irish Fellowship club 'and the en
tire day until his departure for Rochester,
N, Y., at 11 o'clock tonight was crowded
Soon after Fresldent Taft had left the
train the procosslon was halted for about
five minutes owing to repeated attempts
of a woman who gave her name as Jennie
Mud togot Into the automobile containing
the' president arid his party. The woman
struggled violently with detectivei who es
sayed to stop her and the scene occasioned
considerable excitement among the throng
on both sides of the street. The woman
was finally subdued and placed under ar
rest. No weapon of any kind was found
Joke! lie Forgets the Day.
In an Informal talk at the first of the
two entertainments provided by his hosts
a luncheon at noon hla weariness uncon
sciously crept Into his speech.
"When I arrived here yesterday," he said,
but the slip caused nothing more than a
mile of which tlie president seemed un
conscious. It probably seemed that he had
been here two days, for tho forenoon had
been crowded with oratory and handshaking-
cnoueht for forty-elht liuurs.
Speaking of the prosperity of tho country
the president referred esptvlal'.y to ad
vances being made In the south.
"I like to dwell upon that," tld tho
speaker, "because down south there wis a
time when she was hindered and hod seem
ingly little chance of any real progress. But
now she Is making more progress than any
of u.'-c-ust, west or north. And I know
that you. northerns that you are, welcome
that fact because you realize that there was
a "time, when she did not have quite a fair
Gets Harp of Shamrocks,
"rhe president's broth?r. Charles P. Taft.
Unobstrus vely edged Into the crowd during
the reception given by the newspaper men I
and was also present at the luncheon. A I
harp of shamrocks, sent from Ireland by
John 1). Redmond, the Irish nationalist I
leader, was presented to the guest of honor.
At the conclusion of this luncheon, al
though It win time for him to start for
the mam meeting In the Auditorium, he
went t oh!s room for a half hour's rest.
Crowds mnde the hotel oorrldora noisy, but
policemen stationed at the door of the pres
ldcntal suite warned all who chanced to
gtasa to ceusa talking. When the president
reappeared he seemed much refreshed and
there was nothing of weariness apparent In
his manner when he began his address to'
tin- thousands of persons who had gathered
i Auditorium theater.
strange Man Arrested.
At the stage door a man attempted to fol
low the president Into the building, but
was selred by two secret service operators.
When nueatloned he declared he was a
newspaper man, but inquiry at the paper
for which he raid hs worked resulted In a
denial of his statement. He was locked up
after a struggle. He nave the name of
"Dick" Short. At the station it was said he
aeeniitl to he undor the Influence of liquor.
Pretoigid iheerl- g lnUrrupte.1 the speaker
when he meiuiomd tho name of Theodore
"the conservation movement." said Mr.
Taft, "owes Its beginning to Theodore
Roosevelt (prolonged applause). You don't
vi Joy that any more than I do. Who was
lt Inspired In Clifford Pine-hot that wonder
ful activity of mind and body with re rer
uns to the conservation movement (ap
plause)? 1 am In favor of giving credit
while credit belongs (applause) and of
M ith-lioMInu where It does not belong,
lllta . of Debate.
"There are people In congress and In the
senate conscientious, hard-working, prora
liunt statesmen who look at the question
of conservation a It might have been
lookid at twenty or thirty years ago. They
-ililll In fuvor of letting out the land and
giH ng the setrs on lt. not In favor of a
careful method of conservation and preser
vation. I am not criticising them. They
say thai I don't understand and that we In
the east fl m't understand the situation be
cause we don't breathe the atmosphere of
Ihn wsst. Weil, I thfeik we are convincing
a good many of them that we are In the
rlh.t and they are lu the wrong, but there
ICtMiUoutd aa Second Page.)
On Special Train
Former President Devotes Morning
to Literary Work and Attends
Social Function In Afternoon.
KHARTUM, March 17. After two days of
sightseeing In the company of Mrs. Roose
velt, Kermtt and Miss Ethel, Colonel Roose
velt turned today to the work that has been
piling up before him and gave the whole
forenoon to writing.
Thean ering of his correspondence alone
Is that might discourage one less
ene, V nd in addl Ion to thl, the finlth
Ing ir, remained to be put upon several
addr, -hlle there was other work of a
lltera T -acter to be done. For hour
tho f ' "T- "-esldent labored undisturbed.
In tl . -loon, however. Colonel Roose
velt Jo -z. friends. At 1:30 o'clock he
had tli '-l members of the expedition
with hit ' tcheon In the sirdar's palace,
where tl . '. evelts have been made com
fortable. At 3 o'. .e attended a garden party
at the Gland hotel. On this occasion the
band of the Thirteenth Sudanese regiment
furnished muelo and a party of natives
dar.ced. The entertainment proved qulto
enjoyable to the Americans, who Included
Mrs. Roosevelt and her son and daughter.
Later In the afternoon Colonel Roosevelt
visited the Kgyptlan officers' club. An In
teresting event of the afternoon was the
placing In position by Colonel Roosevelt of
of the arch for the new
cathedral. The affair was conducted with
much ceremony. The former president also
received a deputation of Syrians at the
palace during the afternoon.
The Roosevelts left here on a special
train at o'clock tonight for Cairo.
ROME, March 17. Colonel Roosevelt Is
expected In Naples on April 3 on the
steamer Prtna Helnrlch of the North Ger
man Lloyd line, due that day from Alex
andria, from which port It Is to aall on
It Is understood that Mr. Roosevelt will
be In Rome on April 3 and that he will
have an audience with King Victor Em
manuel on the 4th, being received by the
pope on the day following.
Head of Packers
President Rhoe of American Combine
Says There is No Agreement
as to Prices.
WASHINGTON. March 17.-Inablllty of
the witness to remember what transpired
at meetings of the American Meat Packers'
association handicapped the . senate - food
Investigating committee today In Its efforts
to learn more about the reasons for the
high price of meat from Charles Rohe of
New York, who la president of the associa
tion. Mr., Rohe said the association con
sisted of about SSO packers, Including Ar
mour, Swift, Nelson-Morris and Co., and
Cudahy, and that It represented about 90
per cent of the meat production of the
The witness dented the existence of any
agreement among the packers aa to prices.
CHICAGO, March 17. The story of the
loan of J15.000.000, which made possible the
organisation of the National Packing com
pany, was told today to the federal grand
Jury by Louis C. Krauthoff of New York,
formerly general counsel for that company.
Mr. Krauthoff explained how three of the
leading packers borrowed the 315,000,000 thus
enabling them to buy up a number of
Motor Car Wrecks
Five Fatalities Near Munich Are Duo
to Desire for Revenge for Death
MUNICH, March 17.-JInvestlgatlon Into
the death of the Argentine consul, Gelger,
omoblle accident. apa t0 8how that the
clr , whlch th were rld af ter , ht.
fall cr3U)hed ,nto a tree whlch nad been de
bFrateIy fened i0 that lt Iay acros8
A series of accidents has occurred In the
suburbs recently, automobilists driving Into
logs and other obstructions placed In their
pith. The police have evidence indicating
that the "accidents" were planned by a
peasant, evho sought to avenge the death
of a child who had been killed by a ma
chine. Hooper Dies Natural Death.
LEAD, S. D., March 17. An autopsy by
the coroner shows that John T. Hooper, 78
years of age, who died Tuesday night, died
aa the result of hardening of tha valves of
tho heart. A friend of the deceased had
charged that ho had been poisoned.
Mabray in Jail
Origin of Ch
John C. Mabray Is studying the history of
the early Roman empire and the origin of
the Christian religion.
From a career pregnant with excitement
and melodrama the head of the "big store,"
now on trial at Council Bluffs, haa turned
to the ways of the student. Fourteen
months In Jail devoted largely to the pe
rusal of the pages cf history have developed
in the chief of the "Millionaires' club" a
passion for the Investigation of the life of
ancients. The Tarqulns, the Caesars and
the heroes of tha Punto art are as fa ml ar
to him as the faces of the disgruntled
mikes and Infinitely more Interesting.
Through long hours In the Pottawattamie
county Jail he has traced across the pages
the stories of the early Christian martyrs
and followed the xealous crusaders on their
relentless pilgrimages to ths Holy City.
No trifling fictions of romance and ad
venture for John C. Mabray." His life has
been market by enough of all that. The
frailties of human kind are all too apparent
to him now.
Big ponderous volumes sre strewn about
his cell In the Jail. Mr. Msbray's books are
loaned to him from ths Council Bluffs
library. He la ths one most constant and
regular patron of tha library.
RESTS .AT OUTSET
Two of Three Alibi Witnesses Only
Evidence for Defendants in
Federal Court. ,
THESE TESTIFY FOR ONE MAN
John H. Beath Set Free Because of
Lack of Evidence.
S. E. H. GODDARD HAS CHOICE TOO
Evidence Given Against Him May Be
CASE SOON IN . JURY'S;' HAND3
Defense lias Not Mara Than
Witnesses and Tonight or Sat
nraey Will See Iaatr actions ,
GtTea hr Coart.
Epochal steps came fast In the trial of
Mabray and his associates at Council
' Bluffs yesterday. The prosecution rented
Its case at 4:45 In the afternoon and the
defense, after putting on two alibi wit
nesses for Wlllard Powell, announced that
It would have but one more witness. -
His testimony will be given this morning
and argument will then begin. The usual
formal motions are already entered m, be
half of tha defendants and one of them
haa been discharged. The fate of another
trembles In the balance, but lt Is regarded
as altogether likely that the Jury will pass
upon Mabray's guilt and that of all his
associates except these two. . .
The testimony of Powell6s alibi witnesses
was given at the night session, and lt had
been expected that tha case would be pro
longed until midnight, but with the excep
tion of the one witness, who was not in
the city, the defense was ready to rest Its
case and proceedings went over until this
John H. Beath, a defendant Indicted as
a steerer, a sailer of the high seaa about
Jacksonville, Fla., was discharged last
night at the opening of the session. An
entry of an Instructed verdict of not guilty
has been recorded because of the, failure
of the prosecution to Introduce evidence
against eBath. The witnesses against
Beath, among them a mike from Bloom
Ington, III., credited to his list, begged off
and were at last excused, thus removing
the possibility of getting a conviction. No
other Indictments will stand against Beath.
In closing, the prosecution fired another
shot at Powell, the Jacksonville race horse
man, charged with being steerer and Jockey
for the gani at the Los Angeles and Den
ver stores. He was for the third time iden
tified in court-by mikes-aa tha man whs
rode the races aa Tom Rogers.-'
The testimony of Dr. 3: . B. Tltterlngton
of Dallas, Tex., is to be reviewed by Judge
Mcpherson at once, ' and It to possible that
a motion' for tha dismissal of tha charges
against R. E. L. ' Ooddard- may be sus
Court officials are Inclined to believe that
Dr. Tltterlngton " was' over-enthuslastlo
when he partially Identified Goddard In the
court room. Tltterlngton's testimony was
Swenaon Fires Last Shot. ,
The closing hours of the prosecution were
filled with a flood of testimony and docu
mentary evidence Introduced through J. H.
Swenson, postofflce inspector, the man who
has run to earth the leaders of the "big
store" syndicate. He also testified as an
expert in handwriting, thus putting many
letters and documents sent through the
malls anonymously into evidence through
comparisons with the' known signatures of
Mabray and his lieutenants.
The exhibits now number more than 200
and include several ' hundred more docu
ments which form parts of each separate
exhibit. The accounts, codes, ledgers and
directory of the Mabray gang are all in
evidence, despite a bitter fight made by
the defense. This evidence will be turned
over to the Jury for examination when the
case is submitted.
Authorities Cheaply "Fixed."
The authorities of New York City and the
whole state of New Jersey, were, fixed for
T5 a week, according to the declaration of
one letter sent between members of the
gang, read In court yesterday afternoon by
AsFlstant District Attorney Stewart.
"Fixing'" was a regular item of expense
In the operation of the branches of the "big
store," If the statements of the letters writ
ten by the operators and read In court by
the prosecution may be believed.
A letter from Monte McCall, written
while he was working In the Council Bluffs
"store" to a friend and fellow worker,
"The newspaper here has been bad until
yesterday, but the paper came through all
A page' from Mabray's log book relates
In the terse language of his literary works
of the kind:
"Mike went to bank, could not draw. 06
fixed bank, mike made good"
The remainder of the account relates to
(Continued on Second Page.)
The unrest and anxiety of the tedious
sessions of the trial each evening are
blotted out after a few chapters and Ma
bray turns to a night of rest The trial
has robbed him neither of his Interests of
study or his sleep. He has formed new
associations of old characters through this
pouring over books. His chief companion,
ths man Jn all the history of the Christian
faith who attracts him most Is the Apostle
There, to my mind. Is the strong.
j character In bible history," says the man
who is on trial aa tha head of this gigantic
robber-trust "What makes Paul seem so
strong to me Is that he was not always
Paul, the great apostle, but was once Saul
of Tarsus, who. In his own words, 'was tha
chief of sinners.'
"One cannot really appreciate ths worth
of this man's character and example until
he traces his footsteps to Damascus. Not
since ths world began Is there another such
conversion as that wrought him whom Ood
blinded to effect the transformation."
And so this stole of the world will sit
and talk, as long aa on will listen to him,
of tha pioneers of the Christian faith,
startling you all ths while by bis know
ledge of ths subject
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From the Chicago Examiner.
BIG ROW IN REICHSTAG
Explanation of Criticism of Von Old
denburg's Speech Stirs Things Up. '
CHALLENGE TO DUEL OK FLOOR
Fiery CansenratlT Resents Imssta
tlon that II Had' Swallowed an
Insult and Hau-ls Deftanee
I '' at Critic. ''
. BERLIN, March IT. (Special) Hefr yon
Oldenburg, osnaervathru-agmrlan,' who on
January 29 almost prrr ated svTiot - In
the Reichstag; when, during tha tdisauaaloa.
of tha emberor's prrogatlvsvhe declared
his majesty had -the right at .any time to
order a tleutenantr and ten -men. to close
the chamber stirred things up- again to?
Replying to an Inquiry by von. Golden
burg, General Gebsattel, Bavarian military
member of the federal council, had under
taken to explain' to the others tha speech
of the Bavarian war minister, who had
designated von Oldenburg's reference u to
the necessity for absolute government as
well aa his sneering remark concerning the
conduct of the Bavarians at the battle of
Rosbaoh,' as "tasteless and tactless." Gen
eral Gebsattel said that the minister of
war had net Intended to Insult Herr ' von
Von Oldenburg expressed satisfaction
with this explanation, when the pro
gressists, ' Herren Mueller, Melnlngen and
Hausemann, and the socialist meipbef,
Herr Noske, twitted von Oldenburg upon
the rebuke which he had been obliged to
At this the fiery conservative rose to his
feet and In a fury declared that none of
the four members who had attacked him
had any Idea of personal honor.
Challenge to Duel. -
, Later In the session the disorder cul
minated virtually In an open challenge to
a duel from von Oldenburg Just before ad
journment was taken. When Dr. Wiener,
progressive, esked the conservatives for a
declaration of whether they agreed with
von Oldenburg's conduct, which had placed
hlir. In such a position that the members
of the progressive party could no longer
associate with, Herr von Normann re
plljed that the conservatives did not agree
with von Oldenburg's utterances, which,
however, they considered had besn pro
voked by other members.
Von Oldenburg then arose and shouted ;
"Rudeness calls for readiness. I am at
the disposal of Melnlngen and Hausemann
at any time."
Amid, the din that followed could be dis
tinguished the voice of Hausemann, who
cried: "Such' a challenge to a duel has
never been heard In the Reichstag before.
It bhows how von Oldenburg degrades and
demoralises the tone of the house. His
conduct Is unworthy."
This brought a call to order and the sug
gestion' from the chair that the discussion
be closed and adjournment until April U
taken. The chamber adjourned Muring
It is a safe invest
ment A Bee want
If you waut a servant lt will bring
one to your door.
If you want a position lt will find
ona for you.
If you have something to sell, It
will sell lt for you.
If you have lost something it will
find lt for you.
If you have found something It
will be the first to tell yon who
Bee Want Ads are treasures.
You have done your best when
you use one.
Everybody reads .
. Bee Want Ad3.
'Phone Douglw 238.
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning
Attempt to Resume Service in Capital
of Colombia Signal for Renewal
of 'Anti-American Riots.
BOGOTA, Colombia, . Wednesday, March
11 An attempt to renew' the street railway
service today caused serious street rioting,
which, continues as this dispatch IS filed
la th ..early. -evening. .Thus far the mob
has respected the American legation,, which
Is under police' guard. All Colombians em
ployed b the American ejrupaiiy -owning
the railway pystenj are In. serious danger.
The Bogota. City Railway company Is
composed of Americans, who received a
concession from former President Reyes.
The grariting of the concession proved un
popular,' and on March T a mob attacked
the ears of the company and eventually
f nrccd a suspension of traffic. , At the
same time the American legation was
stoned. 'Through the Intervention of Amer
ican Minister Northcott, the violence ceased
for a time, but was renewed today when
the company sought to restore Its service.
' The homes of the Colombians emplqyed
by the company and the offices In which
.Borne of them have quarters were stoned
today and much damage done.
The authorities have, acted energetically
In protecting the American legation and
private property, which thus far have not
been molested by the rioters. .
Work .at Once
1 Mediators Open Conference with Fire-1
men's Officials as Soon as They
CHICAGO, March 17. Chairman Martin
A. Knapp of , the Interstate Commerce com
mission and Commissioner of Labor
Charles P. Nelll, after their ' arrival In
Chicago today for the purpose of endeav
oring to bring about a settlement of the
dispute bewteen the Brotherhood of Loco
motive Firemen and Englnmen and the
WeAern railways, lost no time In beginning
their labors, and, soon after their arrival,
they went Into conference with the labor
officials and representatives of the forty
seven ailroads Interested In the controversy.
LEAD MINERS ARE ENJOINED
J ad are nice Restrains Members of
Terry Union from Picketing;
Golden Reward Mine.
LEAD, S. D., March 17.-Clrcuit Judge
Rice of Deadwood today Issued an Injunc
tion restraining members of the Terry
miners' union "from congregating In num
bers and attempting to Interfere with em
ployes of the Golden Reward Mining and
Milling company by either word, act or
sign." The'employes are nonunion men, be
ing shipped in to take the placen of union
men locked out three months ago. The
union will obey the Injunction, officers say.
Supreme Court Listens to
Arguments on Tax Case
WASHINGTON. March 17.-The supreme
court of the United States Jevoted today to
hearing arguments for and against the
constitutionality of the corporation tax
provision for the Payne-Aldrlch tariff law.
Fifteen cases Involving the validity of
the tax have been brought to the court for
final Judgment. All were advanced for an
early, hearing and were consolidated.
In all the suits, except one, stockholder!
brought the action In the lower federal
courts Jn vsrlous parts of the country to
enjoin the corporation In which they held
stock from paying the tax In conformity
with the law. In the other case policy
holders of the New York- Life Insurance
company .brought suit
Jn aaoh proceeding the lower oouxt
YTtAh TOP Q" TUlD C?
MORninT to I '
MISSIONARY MOVEMENT IS ON
Omaha Campaign Begins with Mighty
Dinner at Auditorium.
Good Natured IllTalrr Between
Methodists and Presbyterian Over
Number of Representa
Fourteen hundred men sat down to the
vaat banauct In the Auditorium last night
which marked the opening of 'the Laymen's
w," m',ur' movement, wnicn wui continue crat(J k.aderB takll)g alvnntage qf the slt
nntll Sunday afternoon, when a big mas ; uatlon by landing body blows upon the re-
m ld at th Au"torlum- I publican leaders. Payne. Dnlzell, TawrTey
Twenty-flve women of. various churches ftnd Jud Wft , 8m,h f ,
una UKM utll, WHICH W1U IlltSII VUlflll
a distinct success. They ate even more
enthusiastically than they voted.
Clement Chase, chairman of the general
co-operating committee of tho local move
ment, . presided at the banquet and Intro
duced each speaker with a clever touch.
Bishop .Nuelsen of the Methodist church
pronounced the Invocation and Dr. Charles
B. Bradt of Chicago began the speech
making with an address on "The Signifi
cance of the National Missionary Cam
paign." Dr. Bradt was the organiser of the Pres
byterian men's missionary convention In
Omaha In February, 1907, which pave to
the Laymen's Missionary movement the
convention Idea and became such a great I
stimulus to the general forward move
ment In the United States,
A. C. Peck, a lsyman of Denver, spoke
on "Men and Missions," and George Sher-
wood. Eddy, the big Young Men's Chris-
tlona association missionary of India, where
he has labored for thirteen years, also
spoke. He Is a graduate of the scientific
department at Yale and his resources are
such as to enable him to live without an.
ry for his mlsHlonary work.
He has never received a dollar In such
The rivalry between the Presbyterians
and the Methodists, as to which denomina-
tion would have the largest representation,
ha. . poaiiltjMl I. . V . a V ... V. .... l ... ...
. . . ,,, ...v. diciiiuuiai. EnilllfS a
shade the better of lt.
Program tor the Convention.
Here Is the official program for the re
mainder of the convention:
FIRST METHODIST CHURCH FRIDAY.
9:90 A. M A survey of the world field
by missionaries from the front: "India"
J. Aberiy; "Korea." Geora-e Heber Jonelv
Turkey," John E. Merrill; "Africa," A
F. Hensey; "China." M. D. Eubank; "Our
Relation to the Problem," C. C. Rolllt
U M. Luncheon for ministers and Invited
guest. Commercial club, corner Sixteenth 1 February in, llWt, to which you were ta
and Harney streets. j ferred to In my former communication,
i:S0 P. M. How to enlist the men of the stales that the prlvi-li-Ro In question la net
church in the work of evangelizing the'11 "'""'tory right, but rests solely upsjn
worm: Agencies, "The Pastor as lrudnr "
i ne Missionary Committee," "Definite
Missionary Education," "Missionary Liter
ature." "Business System and the Every
Member Canvass." Speakers, 8 Karl Tay
lor, New York, presiding; Charles E
Rradt, Chicago; IS. D. Eubank. China: S
8. .Hough. Dayton, O. "What Huslneis Sys
tem Would Mean on the Rattle Line "
Bishop W. 8. Lewis, China; 'Can We Af
ford Ruch a Policy?" J. H. Trimble, Kan
6:16 P. M. Dinner for c.-i-operating "-n-mlttee
and Invited guests, Young Men's
Christian association cafe.
7:30 P. M. "The Returning Gospel from
(Oontlntied on Second Page.)
held the validity of the law and ordered
the suits dismissed. Appeals were then
taken to the United States supreme curt.
SHEEP ARE STILL" KITING
Fonr Xew Illsjh Price Records Are
Mad on the Market at
KANSAS CITY. March 17-Four nsw
price records were made In the sheep
market here today. Lambs sold at f 10 30;
yearlings, 13.40; wethers, SH.25, and ewes,
ST. JOSEPH, March 17. The lamb and
yearling record of ths local 'sheep market
was broktn today whan lambs brought
up-110,10 and yearlings fg.u t hundred wstght.
Congressman Norris Introduces Reso
lution to Remove Speaker from
Committee on Rules.
WILD SCENES OCCUR IN HOUSE
Motion of Tawney to Adjourn De
feated 147 to 132.
LEADERS ' FIGHTING FOR TIME
Uae Every Possible Means to Get Ab
sentees to Come In.
DEMOCRATS WITH INSURGENTS
Recent Show of Strength Encourages
to Join Aain.
PRECEDENTS OF YEARS CITED
Bnttlc Resumed In Evening- and Con
tinues I tiatinteit Speakers' P.i
sltlon Declared In Gravest
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 17.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) It has been years since tho house
witnesses so titanic a struggle, aa lt did
today over a resolution of Representative
Grorce. Nnrrls of the Fifth Nebraska dis
trict providing for a rules committee of
fifteen and prescribing the manner of thoir
Flushed with their victory of yesterday,
when Speaker Cannon was overruled, tho
Insurgents and democrats decld'-d to take
advantage of tho victory won and press It
home to tho extent of enlarging the com
mittee on rules from five to fifteen.
By a vote of 147 to 132 the Insurgent re
publicans and democrats at 7 o'clock to
night defeated the motion of Representa
tive Tawney of Minnesota to adjourn. Tha
flsht on tho motion to oust Speaker Can
non from the committee on rules was then
Tho republicans were caught nnpplng,
early votes showing how futile It would
be to permit a vote with so many ahsn-
! tef,?- Couriers were snt Bcurrying in all
directions to bring belated congressmen
and the debate on tho Norris resolution
went along with ginger and prpper enough
to last all summer. Insurgents were mak
ing medicine while the regular republicans
were trying to avoid a vote until their
forces wire well In hand.
Guffaws and laughter were common, tha
old rebel yell being frequently heard, glvlr.ff
color 'to , tho tight.
Tl l A trk rT( ltrl a r.i c I (toil "tx-1 1 V tlist s4 -iii-ra-
Fighting for their, very existence, tho vJ
regular republicans lnvok'd the constitution 'i'" ,'
to their aid, cited precedent covering 130
years of parliamentary history. Rippa.d
laughter met tho efforts of the leaders
and tha smell of blood seemed to make the
r'emocrats ravenous, and with hoots and
Ehouts, with noisy vociferations and dem
onstrations tho democrats, augmented by
the insurgents, pursued their advantage.
It was such an exposition of unbridled
power that made thoughtful cltltrns look
ing on from the gallery shudder for the
' safety of the country. It was a day of
! license without regulation.
Speaker Cannon, calmly watching tha
trend of events, hop-.ful that a majority
of his party would appear and set tha
stamp of Its disapproval on the Norris
: resolution, for It meant the emasculation
j of tho spek.er's position Bhould the reso-
Ahuenre of Postmasters.
Congressman Klnkald 1b in receipt of the
following letter from the commissioner of
the general land office relative to the
absence, of postmasters from their home
steads, which Is self-explanatory. It Is bis)
Intention to take this matter up with the
secretary of the Interior In behalf of
more favomblo ruling. The letter reads:
GENERAL LAND OFFICE, March 15.
1!(10. Hon. M. U. K,ll Id. Hotifie of Repre-
... OI......T ........ I. .. .. ... A
knowledge the receipt of your letter of
March 12. 1010. with reference to the resi
dence required of post musters on their
homestead entries wherein you refer to my
letter to you of March 11, and express tho
beller that the old rullnfr on this regard
was a salutary one end a benefit to the
public, outweighing certain other considera
tions. In reply you are advlsrd that in referring
to the practice of thlB department, permit
ling homestead ontrymen who had esiHb
liphed residence upon their claims and
afterwards huve been elected or nppolnti-d-to
office to he absent from their claims,
when required by officinl duty, circular of
' Q partmeritai rulings.
It further appears that It wns because
of tho fact that the piartloe had led to
such grave abuse that the department de
cided to limit the prlvllego to persons
elected to offlc.
The matter was carefully considered by
the department, and. while mlmltttng that
cniie. arise in v-h'ch poptilhln exceptions
might well he made, yet to make tin m iit
dei mod Impracticable In uniform adminis
tration of the rule lu'd down In the circular
of February lii, Hurt. In nfv event thN
rfflce Is bound bv the rule- laid down by
the secretary and has no authority to
modify it In any rof-peet. Rpertfoliv.
Tl. V. PROI'DFIT.
I'o.totfire at orthprt.
Congressman Klnkald haa recommended
the establlshmen of a postof f Ici4 at North
port In Morrill county, with Jesse Mount,
as postmaster. lie has also recommended
re-appolntment of Charles A. Fouth aa
postmaster at Butte, Boyd county.
Senator Burkett called at the Interior de
partment today In reference to plans for
thp drainage of the Nemaha valley In
Johnson and I'awneo counties. He tu ad
vised that plans for this dralnago plan had
been completed and 111 the ritly spring,
work would ho commenced.
Frank C. Zerung of Lincoln Is In Wash
ington enrouto to Philadelphia and New
York upon business In connection with Ills
Er-i-'enator J. II. Millard and daughter.
Miss Jessie Millard, arrived In Washington
today and are at tho New Wlllard. Sena
tor Millard took luncheon IsUy with his
bfinklnK friend. Congressman l.llta, and
his fellow townsmen, !t"prei-rntatle Gil
bert M. Hitchcock. Mr. I.iitta said h
would vote ur.ulnat the pui tal savings tank
Charles C. Csnnsdlct cf lUrtlnaton, Nb.,
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