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VOL. XXXIX NO. 244.
OMAIIA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH SO, 1910-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY ONE CENT.
The Bee aims to print a pser
that appeals to intelligence;
not to an appetite for scandal
New York State Senate Sustains Brib
ery Charge Against Him
by Decisis Vote.
EE TZI7DERS HIS RESIGNATION
Timely Action Saves Him from Bein;
Ouited from Office.
CANNOT NOW BE PROSECUTED
Statute of Limitation Closes Law oi
Hit Fast Peed.
CONGER WILL FIGHT CASE OUT
A censer of Aids Will ot Rlt, Bat
Mill B((ll Anwliist BimilM
" Who Have 1 !-
ALBANT, N. T., March . Jothara P.
AIM want to his home la Norwich tonight
a private citizen, branded aa a bribetaker
by hla former collerues In tha senate and
by hla own act no longer a member of
ty body. Senator Conger, who filed the
dirges against Allda, atayed her tonight.
Th battel that confronts Conger la no
longer to prove his cbargas. To this extent
the senate vindicated him today when
forty of Us forty-nlna members voted that
tha charges had been sustained by tha
evidence brought befor thm.
It Is believed that Conger cam to the
senate today prepared to resign as soon
as ha received this vindication. However,
be did not resign and developments mak
It likely that h will not do so. The cause
of this la a resolution Introduced by Sen
ator Cobb, the majority leader, providing
for tha appointment of a committee to pre
sent to the senate charges against Conger,
"growing cut ot Ms connection with legis
lation and the use of funds to influence
the members of the legislature or other
persona with reference thereto."
I'jven Conor's enemies admit that he Is
a fighter and the belief Is that he will
op;oie llilJ attempt to deprive him of
office s vigorously and with aa free an
expenditure cf money as he attacked
Tlic Cobb remlntlon was referred to tha
judiciury convulttee. It Is expected that
th coir.rnlttee will report It promptly to
the sor.aie. There seem no doubt that
the present legislature will conduct a
funeral "graft" Investigation.
Aluti" resignation absolutely clones his
ca a. Alt th senate could have done after
sustaining the eludes against him would
have been to put him out, and such a pun
ishment his own act foreetalls. Although,
bribery is a crime under th statutes, the
alleentlons acalnst Allda concerned some
thing thut occurred ten years afro, and the
tttitute of limitations would prevent any
criminal prosecution bad anyon felt in
clined to bring such proceedings.
The j.ej:-.eb7 a vt.1 of io W 9 jwatalnfd
the' c'iari;e U.et Senator AUds had de
manded ami taken a bribe. It was unable
to penl-.h AJlite, hewever, for this morn
ing before the vote began he resigned his
position In the senate.
Alius vmr net In the wrato chamber to
diy, but tf?nltor Conger sat all through
the j.-.iu'c.t'n;j with his wife at his aide.
When the flnitl vote was announced he
turned I i h's wife and smiled.
A Hiatement given out by AUds counsel
declared All'ls resigned on the advice of
hla attrrneya because the latter were satis-
fled that his case was not to b decided
on the vote, but by political expedency and
Influence br."ut;ht to bear from "Washing
ton and elsewhere."
Governor Hitches may now call a special
election for the Immed'ate selection of
Stockman Appears Before Senate Com
mittee and Tells of Cost of
WASHINGTON. March 29. Murdo Mac
kenzie', representing the cattle raisers of
the Vest, today defended th producers
gainst the charge of responsibility for
th Increased cost of beef. He was a wit
ness before the senate committee investl-
!gat!ng the high coat of living.
Mr. Mackenzie raid It cost Si to 40 cents
a day to feed each head of eattl and as
an expert fetder could not increase the
weight per head more than three pounds
a day at a value of about S centa a pound,
It waa Impossible for stock raisers to raise
corn ftd cattle at a profit.
Mr. . Mackenzie owna large ranches In
South Dakota and Texas.
Man Draws Money,
Bloody Trail Left
Otto Witthuhn of Gothenburg Dis
appears and Leaves Big- Mystery
GOTHENBURG. Neb.. March .-Spe-lal
Telegram.) This morning the bloody
eoat and hat of Otto Witthuhn was found
one block from home In a hole near the
sidewalk, also two tmpty and bloody
pocketbooks and one shoe badly cut. On
the bank of the lake wss the other shoe,
cut and bloody, and his vest. H drew
H.0C9 In cash from the bank yesterday.
Bloodhonds followed a trail to the rail
road track, where sere found feathers In
blood. Borne think he disappeared and left
the bloody clothes aa a blind,
Guyer and Porter
Named for Mayor
KAN Us CITT. March U.-Complet ra
k tur.s s Joe tht U. S. Guyer, th present
mayor. sVu J. E. Porter were chosen aa
the nominr for mayor In th primary
lection yenterday In Kama City. Kan.
Guyer is a rasuhUcao and Porter la a
Th election was held under th commis
sion plan of government.
E'.Kht candidate far commissioner were
T. S. Allen Declares
for County Option
"Shallenberg-er Will Come Around,"
Declares Brother-in-Law of Wil
liam J. Bryan.
(From a Etsff Correspond-nt)
LINCOLN. Msrch 29. ?peclal. "I am
for county option. I shall work to have
th democratic state convention endorse
This statement was made by T. S. Allen,
brother-in-law of Mr. Bryan, former chair
man of the democratic stats committee,
the man who went east with Mayor Dahl
. 'n 1904 after the sinews of war.
course, I do not know what the con
" 'Z will do, but ao far aa I am con
r . ., am for county option," continued
J V When asked what he thought
'- tement of Governor Bhallenbeger
t j, 'posed county option, but would
m - wee on any platform th party
Prt. he said:
"I r Bhallenberger will climb on
the i Vj " H right. He'll come around."
Mr. 1 not commit himself as to
whethy juld be for his old slde-
klcker, Dahiman; whether he would
get behind tha candidacy of Governor
Bhallenberger, or whether he would urge
the democrats to stand behind George W.
Berg as th Bryan favorite for governor.
As the case stands now, democratic can
didates who have announced themselves
are lined up In this fashion: Against
county option, James C. Pahlman, candi
date for governor; for county option, Wil
liam B. Price, candidate for United State
senator; on the fence and about to fall
over on the county optlcn platform, W.
H. Thompson, candidate for th aenata;
non-committal, G. M. Hitchcock, candidate
for the senate; personslly against county
option, but for It If the band wagon heads
In htat direction. Governor A. C. Bhallen
berger, candidate for re-election.
Parade in Front of Roosevelt's Hotel
and Shout "Long: Live the
CAIRO. March 29. This evening 200
studenta from the University of Egypt
' made a demonstration In front of the
Shepherd's hotel, where Colonel Roose
! velt Is stopping. The students carried an
! Egyptian flag and as they paraded past
the hostelry shouted: "Long live thea con
stitution and th liberty of Egypt."
( The shouting was interspersed with
hsndclapplng. Mr. Roosevelt paid no at
tention to the students. The latter were
orderly, and after giving expression to
their sentiments dispersed. Th demon
stration was brought about by the pro
British expressions mad by Mr. Roose
velt In hla speech at the university yes
terday. Mr. Roosevelt visited the bazaars today
and lata today had tea at th German em-
!bsssy with Prince Eltel Frederick- This
evening Colonel Roosevelt gave an Infor
mal tea to the- newspaper correspondent.
New Mystery in
Indications that Hen who Looted
Postoffice at Richmond Fought
RICHMOND, Vs., March SB. A new
mystery has entered Into the startling
robbery of the cashier's safe In the post
office, which was discovered here yester
day. Stains of blood were found today on
the floor of a room In the baaemrnt of a
cheap hotel In the vicinity ot th tem
porary postoffice building to which the.
thieves have been traced. Detectives have
a theory that the thlevea quarreled and
fought as they were packing their booty
preparatory to flight on on of th night
trains out of Richmond.
First Nebraska Congress Called for
this Purpose Meets at Capitol
LIINCOLN, March 19. Th first Ne
braska conservation congreaa waa called
to order today. Dr. George E. Condra of
the University of Nebraska presiding.
Mayor Love of Llnocln delivered an ad
dress of welcome. Governor Shallenberger
urged th development of the agricultural
wealth of the state. Th session will end
tomorrow evening. Delegates from all
parts of the state are In attendance.
Date for Bars sad Lsuas;.
SYDNEY. N. 8. W., March .-Another
date has been set for th fight between
"Tommy" burns, the Canadian pugilist,
and "Bill" Lang, heavyweight champion of
Australia, for the Australian title. The
date announced today is April VL The fight
waa originally scheduled for March 2S and
subsequently postponed to April SO.
Injured Man Lowered from
Eighth Floor by a Derrick
Letting out Its cable inch by inch, while
careful hands manipulated Its progress, a
big derrick lowered a bruised and bleeding
man to the ground from the top of a high
building, while a large crowd watched
with bated breath.
William Harwell, S South Nineteenth
street, a bollertnaker'a helper fell a dis
tance of thirty-five feet from th top of
a water tower being constructed on the
roof of th new Hoagland building. Eighth
and Douglas streets, to th roof and frac
tured his right thigh.
Tor over an hour after the man fell, and
while he waa moaning and writhing In
palu, all attempts to lower Mm to th
ground proved futl!. Th only way of
ascending to the roof was by means of
ladders, and It waa deemed dangerous to
attempt to carry th man down eight
stories to th ground
Three Hundred Thousand Men in
Bituminous Fields Wil Quit
. . . Thursday Sight
INDUSTRIAL WAR DECLARED
Walkout is Result of Disagreement
of Hen and Oners tors.
DISPUTE ARISES OVER WAGES
Advance Asked by Employes April 1
Coldly Turned Down.
BITTER CONFLICT PREDICTED
President L-wla of Mine Workers
Says Ills Army Will Fight Until
Yletorlaaa or Until Com
pletely Rested. .
CINCINNATI, March 19. A declaration
of an industrial war of great extent
seemed but a few hours away today, when
the delegates of 300.000 union miners of th
United States met this afternoon to outline
their course aa a reault of th sine die
adjournment without agreement of the
joint conference of Mners and operators
of Ohio, Indiana and western Pennsylvania.
Tha adjournment vl-S taken following an
all morning discussion and Just after Presi
dent Lewis of the United Mine Workers of
North America had declared:-
"When the miners go Into this conflict
It will be a fight that will .not end until
we are the victors or are completely
President Lewis gave notice to th oper
ators that th disagreement and adjourn
ment ot the Joint convention meant the
withdrawal of all demands by th miners
and that If th miners are successful in an
open conflict they will demand even mora
than a 10 per cent advance in wages and
also added improvements in working con
ditions. "Of course," he added, "if we are losers
m the fight we shall expect the operators
to make the terms."
Illinois Mime Close Thursday.
ST. LOUIS, March 29. Mines which pro
duce 50.000.000 tons of coal aijnually in
Illinois wilt close down Thursday night, as
the operators' agreement with the men ex
pires on April L Negotiations toward a
new contract will begin In Chicago next
Monday, when th seal committee of the
operators and miners meets.
President Alfred J. 8. Moorshead of tha
Illinois Coal Mine Operators' association,
who Is authority for the statement tha
mines will close, said today no shortage
of coal will exist If the mines do not re
open for two months. , ,
If the miners and operators had agreed
at Cincinnati today the mining rata and
th day wage for Illinois would bav been
settled, but an agreement on local condi
tio na would have to have been threshed
out. This usually requires thre weeks'
No As;resaBt la Soathvrest.
KANSAS CITT. March 29. No agreement
Is In sight betwern the Southwestern Coal
Miners- association. Including Ulunuri
Kansaa and Oklahoma, and the miners of
those states, on th wag question, accord
ing to a local authority, and a - general
striae la expected on April L
Iovrm Miners Walt.
DES MOINES, la.. March . (Special
Telegram.) The state convention of miners
and coal mine operators in session her to
day did little but await news of th pro
ceedings in Cincinnati. When the news was
received that the convention ther bad dis
solved without reaching an agreement aa
to the wage scale, It was announced that
on Thursday all th Iowa miners would
cease work until the wage matter could be
adjusted. President Whit of the coal min
ers of Iowa has been attending the Cin
cinnati convention and fa la expected to
Immediately come here and assist In the
rettlement of the wag question. Tomorrow
evening President White will address a
meeting arranged by the Trades and Labor
assembly for a state-wide rally of labor
ing men. and following this there will be
meetings every day for a week to arouse
interest in labor questions and organi
sation. Special Election
Permanent State Capital Will Be Se
lected by the People on
GUTHRIE. Okl.. March 2k.-A proclama
tion calling a special election for June IL
under th Initiative and referendum to re-
locate permanently the setate capital waa 1
filed secretly by Governor Haskell with
Secretary of State Cross late last night and
Issued publicly today. The secrecy is said
to have resulted from fear of federal court
Injunction on request of the city of Guthrie,
where an enabling act fixed the state
capital until ISIS. Thla will be th first
time that th Initiative has been taken in
The pollc ambulance waa called and a
stretcher waa carried to the roof and there
Hartwell waa atrapped to It. Next a der
rick, used In hoisting building material on
the structure, was pressed m service and
th stretcher balanced and tied so that
the man could be safely lowered. But be
fore It was possible to as the derrick It
was accessary to fir up th engine that
runs the derrick, and this, of course, took
Th big long arm of tha derrick swung
Its peculiar burden far out from the build
ing and th descent waa slowly made, while
hundreds breathlessly watched th pro
gress. After flv minute Hartwell reached
th ground still conacloua.
H was Immediately taken to St. Joseph s
hospital, where be waa attended by Dr.
T. T. Harris. Hartwells Jaw waa badly
bruised and th attending physician thinks
it probable Internal Injuria may be found
after a thorough ezamlnatkm can b 1t
. It May Come
Prom tha Washington Star.
LABOR LAtVS OF TWO YEARS
Federal Bureau Reviews Legislation
in Special Bulletin.
STANDARD GRADUALLY RISING
Six New State Cesinlssieas Created
to Itady Con drftlona Liability
of Employer Glvea Mar
, ; Attention.
WASHINGTON. March 2. Bulletin No.
85 of th United States Bureau, of Labor Is
devoted to a preecntatlou cf th labor legis
lation, of th oounfry during tha, last two
years. Prior legislation of th Ik' sort is col
lected In tho twenty-record annual report
of the commissioner of labor, this bulletin
being, in effect, a, supplement to that report.
Besides a reproduction of the laws, th
bulletin presents a. review of the principal
features of- the statutes of 1S08 and 190.
Th tendency of labor legislation to co-
forrn to a ertand&rd, which Is being raised
from year to year, and a consequent In
creasing uniformity In the provisions of
such legislation are clearly In evidence.
State Commissions at Work.
Six state commissions to study specific
conditions and draft laws or suggest
amendments to existing laws In accordance
with the findings of the investigations were
appointed In the last two years. Commis
sions to Investigate the liability of em
ployers for Injuries to their employes and
better methods of compensating employes
for the results of Industrial accidents were
appointed in Minnesota and New York,
while Wisconsin had a similar body at
work under an earlier appointment. The
co-operation of these commissions, though
not at all provided for in the laws creating
them, has been a practical economy In the
matter of conducting Investigations, as well
as affording grounda for a belief that the
results will be the recommendation of fairly
uniform laws on this important and press
ing subject. - Th New Tork commission
was directed to consider also the subject
of unemployment and a better distribution
of labor, while another commission was
Instructed by a law of this state to In
vestigate the condition, welfare, and Indus
trial opportunities of Its alien population.
Illinois haa a commission at work on regu
lations relating to factories and mercantile
establishments, while Arizona, Illinois and
Ohio assigned the conditions snd regula
tion of mine labor to commissions for In
vestigation and report.
Liability of Fmaloyera.
That the employers' liability is the sub
ject of an Increasing degree of attention 1
appears not only from the appointment
of commissions but from actual legislation
as well. Five states (Michigan, Texas,
Idaho, Maine and New Jersey) and the
Philippine Islands passed laws affocting
employers' liability directly; while In
Georgia, Iowa. Massachusetts, MiPstrslppl,
Ohio and South Dakota the customary
defenses of employers In suits for damages
by Injured employes. L e, fellTW service,
assumed risks and contributory negligence
wer more or less restricted or modified.
The doctrine of comparative nellKence,
under which the contributory negligence of
the employe is compared with the primary
negligence of the employer, with a corre-
(Continued on Second Page.)
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To This If the Price of Hogs Continues Upward.
Little Light on
Icebox in Which Meat Was Kept Was
Accessible from the
CHICAGO. March 29. Detectives ensagej
In an attempt to clear up the mysterious
death of Alexander J. Moody today hinted
cf arrests soon to be made, but could add
nothing to the startling story that Coroner
Hoffman yesterday gave out.
"Alexander Moody was murdered, there
cam be no doubt of that, when we know
that the meat of which he ate on the day
of hl3 death was Impregnated with arsenic,
and as we found th organs of his body to
be," said the coroner today. "But there Is
no one on whom an unwavering finger of
accusation can be pointed.
Members of the decedent's family and
others today dwelt vaguely on some mys
terious illness from which, it Is said, Mr.
Moody suffered and which might justify a
The fact that the Icebox from which the
poisoned meat was taken wss accessible
from the out-ld& allows the widest scope
for speculation as to the manner In which
the drug reached the food.
Love's Dream is
Broken by Posse
Boy. and Girl Elope in Automobile
and Well Armed to Fight
SAN DIEGO, CaV, March 29. Armed with
two revolvers and determined to do battlo
for the lady of his choice against any
odds. Thomas Foreman, the 17-year-old
son of a wealthy merchant ot this place,
for the second time eloped last night with
Girtrude Seifert hU 15-year-old sweetheart,
and headed for Death Valley In an auto
mobile. His progress was stayed by the
snow, which blocked the roads at Des
Conaa, twenty-five miles east of here,
and It Is reported that a battle haa oc
curred at that place, the youth standing off
the pose which set out In pursuit.
KANSAS CITY CAR RUNS AWAY
Twelve Persons Slightly Hart In Col-'
llslon at Foot of Twelfth
KANSA8 CITT, March 29 Twelve per
sons were Injured today when a cable car
ran away down the Twelfth street incline
and collided with another car at Hickory
street. No one wss seriously hurt.
At Jefferson street, the. summit of the
Incline, the' gripman of the runaway car,
conld not utilize hla brakes and the car
ran backwards dor.n the hill for two
blocks at a terrific speed. Both cars were
London Papers Comment
on Roosevelt's Address
LONDON. Mtrrh 29. Former President
Rooevelt's address before the students of
th University 'of Esypt yesterday has at
tracted considerable comment here, where
there is a difference of opinion aa to the
good or evil effects of his plain talking.
In denouncing the assassination of the
late premier, Boutros Pasha Shall.' Colonel
Roosevelt did not mince his words with
a view to avoiding offense to the national
ists, a great many of whom have openly
sympathized with the assasln.
The radical press today takes exception
to Colonel Roosevelt's remarks and even
the moderate Westminster Gazette aays
Disquisitions on the readlneus or the re
verse of Egypt for self-government, while
permitted to men without great position,
are perhaps better hushed In th breasts
Regarding Mr. Gladstone's pronounce
ment in rrgard to the early Indiscretion of
FOWLER'S CALL TO BANKERS
New Jersey Congressman Explains
Some Provisions of His Measure.
ATTACKS MONETARY COMMISSION
He Sara Third Great Trial In Courts
of Civilisation Impends Theodore
Roosevelt Attorney for
. WASHINGTON, March 29. Representa
tive Charles N. Fowler of New Jersey,
speaking In ' the bouso ot representatives
today to his bill to establish a complete
financial and banking system for the
United Ft tea, declared that a third great
trial in the courts of civilization impends,
th trial being "the case of the chairman
ot the ' national monetary commission,
alias Aldrlchlsm, alias tho special Interests,
versus the people of the United States."
"Theodore Roosevelt," Representative
Fowler concluded. "Is the attorney of
record for the people, and the people, under
his leadership, will triumph most glori
ously." In championing his bill, which is a repe
tition of the Fowler bill Introduced in the
sixtieth congress, before the appointment
of the monetary commission, Mr. Fowler
compared the pending crisis, which he de
scribed, to the "first great trial of civiliza
tion, British tyranny versus the American
colonies," and the "second great trial,
slavery versus liberty."
"If In this great crisls."sald the New Jer
sey congressman, "the American bankers
as a class, would prove worthy of their
proud past, they must rise at the call of
duty from their bank counters to an ex
alted conception of the American banker
of the future, holding a trusteeship of the
business welfare of the whole republic and
I of th national credit."
Provision of Fowler Bl'l.
Mr. Fowler's bill provides. In brief, that
th banking system for the United States
shall be organized with a bank note re
demption sone. a banker's council, a board
of control and a federal reserve bank. The
bank note redemption zones, under the
provisions of the bill, shall be located In
twenty-erght cities of the United States, to
be selected by a person to be appointed by
the president of the United States, acting
in conjunction with the secretary of th
treasury and the comptroller of the cur
rency. Within a reasonable radius of all
bank redemption agencies, renresentatlves
of national banks shall organise what will
, us xnown as dbjik note redemption zones.
mm rannrri council or eacn Dana note
redemption sone would elect, under the
terms of the bill, a representative to the
board of a proposed federal reserve bank to
be located In Washington, banks bearing
even numbers to elect business men and
these bearing odd numbers to elect bank
era. The comptroller of the currency and
the secretary of th treasury would be ex
(Continued on Second Page.)
the present Ixrd Halsbury, "mistake
which are pardonable In a private Individ-,
ual become scandalous In an ex-solicitor
general." The Gazette recognized Mr.
Roosevelt's desire to be friendly and help
ful to Great Britain, but says his pro
nouncement not calculated to make
easier the path of governnment in Egypt.
On the other hand, the tory press is
highly laudatory of the fearless declara
tions. The Pall Mall Gazette considers that
the American statesman has done a service
not only to the Egyptians, but to the cause
of human progress throughout the world.
The paper adds:
"MT. Roosevelt la providing our senti
mentalists of the Kelr Hard! breed with
a healthy spectacle of the representative
of tha greatest democracy in th world
giving pseud'j-democracy a sound trounc
ing." Th Evening Standard warmly approves
the address aa "the wis words of a great
MANY ARE NAMED
Justice Erewer's Death Causes Wid
Speculation as to Selection of
WILL MAN COME FROM EIGHTH I
Kansas Deletjation is Divided Over
Choice of Man.
SANBORN AND VANDEVANTER
These Jurists Prominently Mentioned
Together with Eastern Men.
EEARGUMENT OF BIG CASES
Tkree I. end Ins; Trials Mar I.oagr
Drlsyrd .lantlre'a Brewer's
Faaersl at Leavenworth
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON. March 29 (Special
Telorram.) Even though the body cf th
late nsmclate justice of the supreme
court. David J. Brewer. I still without
confinement In the earth, there is specu
lation here as to Mi sucrcsor. Justice
Brewer's death makes It neceisary for
I rehenrins; cf thf corporation tex acse, th
Standard Oil srd the Tobacco trust casef.
Rut eight justices sat when thc:e esses
were argued, the absence of Justice
Moody, who l Incapacitated on account
of rheumatism, maklnt Ms apptarsnre on
the bench and participating In the deci
With the death of Justice Brewer comes
the question. Will hit successor be se
lected from the Eighth judicial circuit,
composed of the states of Minnesota,
j Iowa. MiFBOurt, Arkansas. Nebraska. Col
j orado. Kansas, North Dakota. South Da
kota, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Utah and th
territory of New Mexico?
Twenty years atso on January David
J. Brewer was appointed a member of the
supreme bench from Kansas. The Kantaj
delegation is unhappily divided over a
successor to him. although William C
Hood of Leavenworth. Kan., a very dis
tinguished lawyer. Is one of the circuit
juJges of the Klshth judicial circuit.
Mine. ota Presents Sanborn.
Minnesota will probably present Judga
I Wsltr H. Sanborn, who Is the ccnior
i Judge on that circuit. Wyomln gwlll prcb
5 ably present Judxe Willis Van Ievanter,
who ranks next to Judge Sanborn In tha
list of circuit judges, and it la probable
that Missouri will present aa Ha candi
date Judge Elmer B. Adams. But it is
possible .that a lawyer may be selected
from somo one of the states in the Eighth
judicial circuit. In which event three
names of Nebraska's distinguished law
yers will in all probability appear upper
most Charles J. Greene, John L. Web
ster and John C. Co In of Omaha. It
! Judg T. C. Munger had been on th
twnvh iomeet-.it Wnitr,, 0n be has h
j might be regarded In the nature of a can
did ate, and It Judge William H. Mungcr
had different politics ho would certainly
, be regarded J . a candidate. But with
Judge T. C. Munger. a comparatively new
man on the bench, and Judge William 1L
Munger, a democrat, it seema a fair gueaa
that neither will be considered for th
Brewer succession. It Is understood hero
that the Iowa delegation, regulars, in
surgents and democrats, stand as a unit
for the promotion of Judge Deemer of th
supreme court of that state.
In the seventh circuit is snother pos
sibility, Lloyd W. Bowers of Chicago, cow
solicitor genrral of the Department of
Justice. It is well known In Washington
that President Taft has the highest regard
for Mr. Bowers' ability.
entlment for Eastern Stan.
I A strong sentiment Is said to prevail
in favcr of the appointment ot an eastern
man. When Justice Lurton was appointed
to succeed Justice Peckham, an endeavor
was made to induce President Taft to glv
tha seat to a New York member. Promin
ently mentioned at that time was Attorney
Should the Standard Oil case, the to
bacco case or the corporation tax suits
te set for re-argument It Is probable that
neither Mr. Bowers nor Mr. Wickersham
would be considered since they would b
j Incspacltated for service in that connec
I On behalf of th appointment of an eaut
j em man it is urgtd by Some that th
Ai.snisBiiijji vai.py airvauy nas xour mem
bers on tae bench, Chief Justice Fuller ot
Illinois, Justice Harlan of Kentucky, Jus
tice Day of Ohio and Justice Lurton of
Another candidate whoae chances ar
considered as strong la Judge John W.
Warrington of tha Sixth circuit court.
Other Poaalbl 8 accessor.
Among those mentioned today as possi
ble successors to Brewer were Secretary of
War Dickinson, Secretary Nagel of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, Henry
M. Hoyt, counselor of the Htat depart-
mer.t; Governor Hughes and Senator Hoot.
I The sudden death of Justice Brewer and
its possible effect upon the supreme court
dec sions in the Standard Oil and Tobacco
trust cases were discused at tha cabinet
meeting at the White House today.
Attorney General Wickersham as he
went into the cabinet session was asked if
there was any chance of a rehearing on
the two important cases pending In the su
preme court. He declared there wis th
possibility of a rehearing, but he did not
consider it at all probable.
Rtiargument of the cases affect
ing great corporations which ara
I pending before the supreme ourt ot
tho I'niUd States loomed up proro
l.iently today ss a probable outcome of th
death of Justice Brewer last night. Thes
Include the dissolution suits against tha
Standard Oil company of New Jersey and
the American Tobacco company and th
corporation tax cases.
The declxion of thes cases by th seven
justices on the bench now thst Juntic
Breacr has passed away and Junttc Moody
Is Incapacitated for service on account of
rheumatism, is believed to depend almost
entirely upon the unanimity cf opinion on
Some lawyers who have followed closely
the decisions of the supreme court scout
ths Idea that such unanimity exists and
therefore they are free In expressing the
!ew that these cases will set for reargu
ment before a full court- .
It is probable that a vote already has
been taken on all cf these caaes. If this
be true and tha court nas equally divided
or nearly so, it Is believed th court would
besiut to glv to th country declaims
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