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VOL XXXIX NO. 251
OMAHA, Fill DAY
MORNING, APKIIj 8, .1910 TWELVK PAGES.
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FOR THE VUBLIC
Pittsburg People Arc InTit" to Tell
What They Knt
Hidden facts. V-. '4
EDITOR ASKED TO MA.
Requested By District Attornt 'ell
Name of Accused Man
LAWYER ACCEPTS OTHEvR'S
Knocks Chip Off Shoued as S'gnal
to Get Secrets.
GRAND JURY KEPT ON ALERT
Presentment Takes Mnch Tliif I-
rtlrteit Banker In Tfew York
(nntrrt nllh Hll
VTT8BinU, April 7-DItrlrt Attorney
William A. Blakeley tonight Issued a gen
eral Invitation for any one or all the resi
dent of AUegheney county to appear be
fore the grand Jury tomorrow to contribute
liny secrets they may hold about grafting
1 he Invitation la especially directed
toward Alexander P. Moore, editor of the
Pittsburg Leader, which. In an editorial
today charged that a prominent man,
known to the writer of the editorial, atlll
wax to be Implicated In the graft scandals
as the real man "higher up."
The district attorney tonight gave out
the following statement:
" Ihave received a great many anony
mous communications charging that certain
individuals are implicated In the graft
scandal, and In addition to this I notice In
an afternoon paper that there Is a definite
charge against a man 'hlglier up.' I desire
to Invito any individual of AUegheney
county to coine before the grand Jury to
morrow morning and I will guarantee am
ple opportunity will he given any auch to
Accepts the Hare.
'This Invitation Is flirect'-d to Mr. A. P.
Moure, editor of the Pittsburg Leader. In
particular, lie has publicly dared me, upon
mure than one occasion, to do certain
thing. I now accept his challenge, with
out cundltlons. and challenge him to pro
duce all his evidence and testimony before
the grand Jury.
"I do thli in Justice to the people of Al
hieryney county, who have the right to
know the full and complete lengths to
which municipal corruption has descended,
and 1 li-UFt that Mr. M-jore can find no ex
cuse to ri(c''.:ie. tills most urgent request."
A letter to Mr. Moore to this effect, re
questing his presence before the grand Jury
t'onorrow. a n ai given out.
OiMtVI Attorney, fjlakelry. In discussing
his trip to Nw York City, said that while
he ia 1,0 metropolis .he was- followed
. lv atHt nlgWt-1ytpfect:vps.
Tin urst.d Jury made no presentment to
day, hu; that the Inquisitors were still busy
with the hank ort'ltiame was evidenced by
the presence of J. 8. Kulm. prca'dent of the
Fits! National banh. and J. M. Young.
cashier ef the Snond National ban If.
Attorney V.'. U. lloiers, personal counsel
for N. Hoffstot of New York. Indicted
yesterday on the charge of bribery and
conspiracy, left for New York tonight to
take up with bis client the mutter of extra
dition. It Is said that he promised the dis
trict attorney to Inform him by wire to
morrow of Mr. Hoffstot's derision.
The ordered Indictment of Frank N. lloff
slot, banker and manufacturer, now living
In New York, la generally discussed today.
Mr. lloff slot's extradition, according to the
district attorney, will be asked for, but In
the event of the failure of that procedure
It la reported he will be tried In New York
The 'district attorney and his staff were
busy today with the grand Jury, presenting
what la believed to be the last evidence
in the graft case, which has stirred this
Tha presentment the Jurors are now en
gaged on. It la thought, will occupy their
time for several daya, and will, when
finally handed to the courts, finish a labor
of four weeks.
To fill vacancies 'in councils caused by
the resignation of Ha Indicted members,
Mayor Magee haa called a apeclal election
for April K. Ten daya before the proposed
election the mayor will Issue a formul
is Offered Bribe
Ailea County Member Says Attempt
Was Made to Buy Vote for
COLl'MHl'S. April J. he ui?gest h:ifa
tlon of the investigation Into tlu charged
of brloery made regarding the passage ot
ho Klson telephone bill was sprung toda
efore the house legislative probe com
mittee when Legislator Howard W. Pear,
(ii'tlibcr of the house from Allen county,
.stifled that he was offered a bribe of ll'U
o vote for the HI sort bill. He refused to
isme the briber and waa given until late
oday to do so or be fined from $100 to ll.Ctfi.
WOMAN GUILTY OF MURDER
4rs. Nancy Smith of Salphar, Okl.,
la Convicted of Killing; Her
SCLTHVn. Okl., April 7-Mrs. Nancy
mith. cluuged Jointly with diaries Smith
rlth murder of Albert Smith, the woman's
jsband. In Murray county, was found
. llty here tday She will be sentenced
Charles Smith had been convicted and
t vn life entnce in prison for his part
n the cim.
At the tlnif of the murder the couple
: t Ir lUK'il her,- for safe keeping. Charles
iU)i Iv.duod Albert Smith to accompany
vni "l a fi-hlug trip and -;ve:-;l .
:':C 'm' In a l v lth a nur
Jmlae Parker ft for Mewoiv.
ST. PKTKRSUrRO. Vpril T.-Former
luaiVe Alton H. Parker left today for Mos
ow and the Crimea. During bin vNIt her
ir. Parker callvd on Premier Slot) pin.
i nil whom he discussed he possibility (,f
ilor relations between Rusala and the
Two Millon is
to Cotton King
James A. Patton Says This Sum is no
More to Him than Dime to
NEW YORK. April 7. -Although James
A Patten of Chicago la quoted aa having
said he waa here for a "fight to a finish'
In the cotton market, the expected activity
on the exchange waa not In evidence today
I nthe early trading.
Today waa what the traders call a "wait
ing market" and the waiting seemed to
be principally for Mr. Patten to begin hos
tilities "la It true that you lost more than
$1,000,000 In the recent slump?" Mr. Patten
"Make It S2.000.00t) If you want to," he
replied- "Losing 12,000,000 in thla sort' of
a flgbt la no more to ma. than losing a
dime would be to you. When a man has
aa much cotton coming and going as' X
have he haa not time to figure up how
every fluctuation In the pike affecta his
profits. It la not worth while,
Mr. Patten did not go to the cotton ex
Eugene N. Foss
is Sworn In
Democratic Congressman Escorted to
Bar of House by Repub
WASHINGTON, April 7. The democrats
of the house today indulged In a noisy dem
onstration whn Eugene N. Foss of Massa
chusetts (dein.) waa escorted by his brother,
Representative Foss of Illinois (rep.) to the
speaker's deek In order that the oath of
office might be administered to the new
member, who succeeds the late Mr. Lover
Republicans remained In their aeata
quietly as the democrats arose en masse
applauding and cheering. On the front
row of the speaker's gallery a sweeit-faced
old lady Joined In the applause. She was
the mother of the two brothers who were
the center of attraction. Her two daughters-in-law
sat on either sldo of her and
Joined In the demonstration.
Almost every member of the houaa was
In his seat when the two brothers marched
down the central aisle. Representative
OUIe James of Kentucky having made the
point of no quorum aa soon aa the house
assembled In order that a full attendance
mfght greet a democrat who succeeded a
In no other case -do brothers occupy aeata
on the floor of the houae and never before
have hrothera of opposite political faith
been members at the same time.
Boy Bankers Are
Taken to Prison
'Three Youths Who Ran Mythical In-
stitution in Kentucky Given
j COVINGTON. Ky., April 7. Three youths
j each less than 20 were taken to the federal
prism at Atlanta, Ga., today to serve sen
tences ot a year imposed by the United
States district court here for a fraudulent
banking scheme which they conducted In
the little mountain town of Orr, Ky. A
fourth was sentenced to four months In
The boys profited about $2,300 by their
scheme, which Included the establishment
j of a mythical "bank." whloh gave whole-
tale dealers glowing accounts of their
crcuu. enaouni; mem 10 ooiain iar-e ship
ments of merchandise. David Prince and
Marlon and Richmond Sparks were sent
to prison, George White received the Jail
Kansas City Firms
Packing and Ice Companies Throw"
Into Hands of Receiver by Dis
agreement of Owners.
KANSAS CITV. April 7.-ReceJ-er were
appointed here todnv for th im.r.n
! Dressed 13ef and Provlsiotia company and
(the Interstate Ice. and Cold Storage cora
! pany. buth of which i-nneerna are cun-
trolled by the same men. Arthur V. Morse
. and E. S. McAivany were appointed,
i The npplleatl ns for the receiverships
' were made because stockholders have di
' agreed over the management of the con-
The assess uf ihe beef company aie given
i lin.out,'. ami the liabilities as lUO.OGo Toe
; as -eis of the ice company are JWC.GUI. and
! the l abilities JIOlXK).
Carpenters Demand Raise;
Threaten Strike on Mond
Unlets the time Is extended In wh!'-. tne
scale demanded by the Carpenter-' union
goes into effect, a strike of all tne union
carpenters of the city will p. '.:.Ny oe
called Monday morning.
The Carpenters' union Uenu... . . th
minimum scale be raised to ." : .. per
hour, the raise to take effc:'. .'.;... ;. T!:
union attempted to hold a o.-.:-ro.ic-e iu
adjust th differences Willi l:.c intruding
carpenters shortly after li e demand .
made, but could not get n,.i:,(r.
At a meeting of com i j' carpenters
held at the Builders' Kx l.:. rooms Wed
nesday night, a commit' was appointed
to formu ate plans for 'inference with
a committee of the carpn:r's un'n, Thl
committee will nvet this afternoon we-
dc.de what concessions will be ir.ue. If
any, and irv to gtt toethr with the union
on tli3 situation. V
The contracting carpenter say they an
II Ins to make concessions If the car
p r.ters will alu do so.
The members of the union are not In
favor of conceding anything In the matter
of ' and will Insist upon the Increase
Former President and Wife Trarel
Over HoneyMoon Trail of
TRIP THROUGH LIGUftlAN .ALPS
Couple Take Carriage Drive and Are
DUE IN GENOA LATE SATURDAY
Stops Will Be Made at Little Taverns
Along the Way.
LEAVE ROME IN TRIUMPH
Prominent Catholic and Methodist
Ch arch men Congratulate Him on
His Eminently Falr'Attl
fade In Controversy
SPEZIA, Italy, April 7. Theodore Koose
elt and Mrs. Roosevelt began today the
carriage drive along the sunny slopes of
ths Llgurlan Alps, the road they followed
aa bride and bridegroom twenty-four years
ago. The day was as beautiful aa could
be wished. They expect to reach Genoa
A carriage was In walling when the
Roosevelts arrived here by train from
Rome at S:30 o'clock this morning. Within
a few minutes their baggage had been
transferred and no time was lost In making
the start. A little group of Italians who,
with bared heads, watched the two from
a respectful distance was rewarded with
nods and smiles, and as they drove away
Colonel Roosevelt looked back and waived
hla hand In farewell.
I Both Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt appeared
in excellent health.
Stops will be made at the little taverns in
the old Roman towns that are perched
plctureaquely on the summits of the foot
hills. Mr. Roosevelt's request to the
Italian aa well as the American corre
spondents that he as well as Mrs. Roose
velt be allowed to enjoy privacy was ob
The evening of April 12 the Roosevelts
will leave Maurlslo for Vienna, stopping at
Venice for a day.
Blame Placed on Merry Del Val.
ROME, April 7. Some of the prominent
eccelesastlcs who were received by the
pope today managed to Introduce the sub
ject of the Roosevelt Incident. To these
the pontiff expressed the deepest regret
that he had been prevented from meeting
and speaking with the former president.
but he gave no utterance to no opinion re
garding the negotiations or the deadlock
The Incident continues to be a live topic
of popular discussion and is emphasized
by what the liberal press calls the new
mistake of Cardinal Merry Pel Val, who
bad . before prevented th JL?horal jsoclety
of Cologne being received by the pope be
cause the society visited the qulrlnal and
sang before the Italian sovereigns, in spite
of the fact that every year hundreds of
persons are received by King Victor Em
manuel and . afterwards admitted to the
presence of the pope.
, The Mesaagero today says:
"Within a few daya Cardinal Merry Del
Val haa shown discourtesies to the most
beloved American citizen and to a gather
ing of the most beloved persons of Ger
many and indirectly to the king of Italy.
As long as this- young and audacious
Spanish cardinal dominates the Leonine
city, the Italian liberals must be on their
Abbott Call on Roosevelt.
Before leaving Rome tonight. Colonel
Roosevelt had reason to believe that a
great triumph tabs his, because both the
attitude of the Vatican towards nim and
the statements of the Methodtsts he had
condemned were repudiated by the leading
adherents of those two Institutions,
Abbot Lawrence Jannoena, one of the
most learned benedletlnes and secretary of
the affairs of rellg.on, cal ed on Mr. Koose
velt this evening, and not finding him, left
his card, on which he wrote In French that
he desired to congratulate him for the con
stant support given to his order and the
Catholic church in general In America dur
ing Mr. Roosevelt's "glorious career" as
president, which he hoped would soon be
Contemporaneously Mr. Roosvelt received
letters from relatives of high prelates and
cardinals, condemning what they styled
"the personal attitude of Cardinal Merry
Del Val, for which neither the pope nor
the Catholic church was responsible."
London Hoard of Trade Statement.
LONDON. April 7. The March atatement
of the iSoara of Trod'3 shows increases ol
! )C.i:;4.jOU m imports and $12.4:i4,O0O In ex
I port. The principal Increases in imports
Luoupiuii. ami rw material and
in ex ports in manufactured uoods.
Ker-' .liHlrr. n.
..K'il.ii -m. V'a.. April 6 The IN.-.tlonal
Association of Klectrleal Knpply dealer
vonchided Its rr.erilng here touav. re-electing
Franklin Overbauieh of tihleago as
pifsldfnt. The time and place of the next
convntion have not yet been determined
from .- cents to M cents p. r hour. They
will, however extend the time tiiat the
Increase shall go Into effect. According to
officials of the Carp liters' tin M.,iea
the io committee.-, can t:ei ;ogeinc,
the lime the scale shi: Into effect, a
strike Ix liable , oe calld
Binlne" ger.t ,troe.er of tha (-...
peuters' union In d.scuaing the situation
said: "We Irlrd to get a conference whh the
eontrm-it:,:- r- p.-i.. -, .i,,.rtiy ,f,er B(,
n'M" -.' (leiiianda for a 6 per c:t Increase
,n wages, but they Ignored us arid ru,:Mn.
as done. We were going to ask for a 10 cent
per hour increase, but we were given to
undei stand that If we asked 6 cents we
vould gt it and we felt like being fslr
am meeting the contractors half way. We
ne'l - it, m the carpenters ehould have SO
cents sn hour when we compare the wages
received by them with tnoae of the brick
layers. "We cannot concede anything In the way
of wages, but we probaDly will be willing
to extend the time the Increase will take
efffct. If the contractors cannot agree on
t 111" extension of t'me there is liable to be
trouble. We cannot recede from our de
mand for 6 cent per hour more."
mm M if
J , , l .i V I M JIVTC .'KSN-v1ViVN,f.''ir s
from the New' York Herald.
BELIEF COURT HAS ERRED
Senator Brown Says Former Ruling
in Railroad Case Overlooked.
HOPE T 0RE0PEN ELEVATOR SUIT
Military Affairs Committee Favors
Aid for Crawford on Water
works Fr- Protection
of Itlver Banks.
From a Staff , Correspondent 1
WASHINGTON, April 7 (Special Tel
egram.) The attorneys for the state of
Nebraska are nowj' formulating a motion
to be submitted $o ' th esupreme court
for a rehearing in the so-called elevator
cases which were decided against the
state last Monday In an opinion by Js
tlce Holmes. '
In sneaking of ,t he ' case today Senator
Norrls Brown said: ;On examination of
the opinion of the court It Is fair to con
clude that the court -overlooked Its former
decision as to the poer of the BtAte to
compel railroads to construct switches
and sidetracks tp connect with elevators
built off their right-of-way. The leading
opinion of the supreme codrt formerly
announced In a Minnesota case Is clearly
but not expressly overlooked In the Ne
braska case. I do not believe the court
Intended to overlook the Minnesota case.
However, a motion for rehearing will bh'
presented at this term and It Is hoped
It may bring the question up for reargu
ment." The senate committee on Indian af
faire today made favorable reports on
I the bill introduced by Senator Gamble
authorizing the sale and disposition of
surplus and unallotted lands In the Stand
ing Rock Indian reservation In the Da
kotas, which lands belong to the Cheyenne
x Rural Carriers.
Senator Brown was today authorized
by the military affairs committee to pre
pare a favorable report on a ball ap
propriating $l'u,000 to the city of Craw
ford, Neb., In completing Its water works,
or rather In purifying Its present water
supply, said to be polluted by sewage
from the military post.
Senator Brown was today heard before
the committee on commerce on his prop
osition to authorize the secretary of war
to make practical experiments and test
of cable and aand with which to protoct
the channel of the Missouri river between
Omaha and the mouth f the Platte. Sen
ator Brown, after the hearing-, expressed
the belief the committee would report
favorably upon the proposition.
Representative and Mrs. Latta last
night entertained at dinner In honor of
their guests. Lieutenant Governor M. R.
Hopewell and wife. Senators Burkett and
Brown, Representatives Norrls and
Hitchcock were among the guests.
Rural carriers appointed are aa follows:
Nebraska Amherst, route 2, John F . Fel
lows carrier. C. N. Staton substitute; Cral.
route 2. P. O. Carlson carrier, no substi
tute; Klgin, route 1, James R. Carr carrier,
Lucy A. Carr substitute; Kearney, route
fi, Thomas R. Calhoun carrier, no substi
tute; Wlsner. route S, John Jacobs carrier,
Iowa Batavla, route S, Samuel H. Cavi
ncss carrier, Albert S. Cavlnem substitute:
Biadleyvllle, route I, Harry V. Northup
carrier, no substitute; Homestead, route 1,
Mrttn J .Newklrk carrier, no substitute.
South Dakota Planklnton, route 4, Chris-
(Continued on Second Page.)
About all that is
required to sell a
useless thing about
the home is to in
vest 20 cents in a
Bee Want Ad.
It generally does the work.
If you can't come dowu town
to the office call Douglas 238
and describe the article. A
cheerful staff will write the ad
Tor you and see that it gets
- -lite Wain I.'
Tortrait of Old "Hy" Trice.
Taft is Making
Effort to Change
Plan of His Trip
Executive Will Visit Indianapolis if
He Can Postpone Engagements
Politics not Feature.
WASHINGTON, April 7 President Taft
has not yet replied to telegrams from In
dianapolis urging him to reconsider his
decision not to visit that city on May 6.
The president has been Informed that other
telegrams and letters are on their way to
Washington and he will make no answer
until all are reoelved.
To the callers at the White House today
President Taft declared politics hod nothing
to do with hla decision. He said he had
read Senator Beverldge's speech some time
ago before he acotpted the Invitation. While
the president had the opportunity to read
Senator Beverldge's speech it was nol sub
mitted te him by the Indiana senator, nor
waa it submitted with any idea of execu
tive approval or disapproval.
If the president can arrange to postpone
engagements he has made in Washington
on May 6, 7 and it. It Is more tuau likeiy
that he will visit Indianapolis and that he
v. ill also spend two extra days In Cincin
nati. Crusade Against
Candy Easter Eggs
Food Commissioners in Pennsylvania
. Order Arrests in Number
MARRISBCnO. ra., April 7. As a re
sult of a general-sampling of candy eg?a
Sold in the state during the Easter sea
son, a crusade against the sain of adulter
ated candy has been Btnrtcd by Dairy and
Food Commissioner James Foust. Reports
of analysis of eggs are beginning to arrive
at the capital and arrests have been or
dered In several counties. Two were made
today In Allegheny county by agents of
' Will Not Strike
COLt'MBCS, O. April 7. The newly
formed union of the motormen and con
ductors of the Columbua Street Car com
pany voted early today to accept the of
fer of the company and thus the threat
ened strike was averted. The compromise
waa brought about by Joseph Bishop of
the State Board of Arbitration. The com
promise given, the men a cent an hour in
crease, being based on the time that the
men have been employed by the company.
An additional half cent an hour will be
given the men after January, 1911.
How Big is Omaha?
$25 for those who hit the mark
102,555 in 1900. How many in 1910?
Ilirtlis and Death
1901 . ,
. 1.61 A
Fill In, cut out and mall to The Bee Census Dept. April 8
tants in Omaha according to 1910 census.
S10.01 for beat estimate. S3 far aic oTthrei nx bait.
In cat of tla first antwfr has preference. Award on official count.
BANK ROBBERS CAPTURED
Three Men Who Blew Safe at Coal
City, 111., Wounded.
TWO MAKE THEIR ESCAPE
Bandits Made Getaway on Frrla-ht
Train nnd Are Met by Posse at
First Station, When a
CHICAGO. April 7. Five masked bandits,
escaping with 12,000 stolen from the Bank
of Coal City at Coal City, III., exchanged
shots with a posse todnv, three of the rob
bers being wounded and captured.
Coal City Is thirty-six miles southwest
of Chicago. The population was aroused
by the explosion In the hank. The
maratiders entered the town on a freight
train and began operations by capturing
Barney Ghetto, thenleht watchman, and
Washington Frye, the night engineer ot
the plant. ,
'. The men entered the bank, blew open the
safe and with the money they found fled
to the raljroad, where they leaped on a
Santa Fe freight train. Part of the plun
der consisted of stamps.
Three hours later three men, suffering
from shot wounds, were arrested at Mor
The wounds were received. It Is reported,
when a posse, formed along the line of the
Santa Fo, came up with the fugitives.
Posse Fish (a nandlts.
As the train carrying the bandits pulled
out of the town, Ghetto succeeded in cut
ting his bonds and rushed to the tele
phone, notifying the night watchman at
Mason, seven miles south of Coal City, and
he. with Dr. E. D. Watts, lay In wait foi
the robbers. Watts was armed with a re
peating shotgun and Miller carried a re
volver. At Mason the freight train stopped to
switch cars. The bandits leaped from the
train and hid' In a clump of shrubbery
neHr the track.
Miller and the physician discovered their
hiding place and opened fire, which was
promptly returned, twenty-five or more
shots being exchanged. When the train
started the bandits leaped aboard and
Immediately the sheriff at Morris was
notified. Several automobiles were pressed
Into service and the pursuit began, the
machines following a road along the Santa
Fe right-of-way. Fo- a time the motor
cars sped directly alongside the freight
train, members of the posse occasionally
firing at dark objects which were thought
to be the bandits. When the train came
to a stop at Veron, near Morris, the cars
were searched by the sheriff and his men.
Three of the fugitives were found. All
were wounded. The other two had fled.
It is believed they leaped off the train
from the side opposite the pursuers and es
caped with the booty.
The prisoners were taken to Morris,
where they refused to give their names.
Search for Pittsburg Bandits.
PITTSBURG. April 7. The hunt for the
bandits who killed Samuel Friedman and
Ignatz Schwarts, general manager and
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Kcordel iu Omaha
. 1,44 I
is my auesB of the number of inhabi
TO LIMIT USE OF
Senator Lodge Introduces . Measure
signed to Prevent Artificial
TO AMEND PURE FOOD ACT
Articles in Storage One Year to Be
PENALTY FOR MISBRANDING
Inquiry Committee Asks for Further
UNDER SCOPE OF INVESTIGATION
r'unil 4Uel for Complete orU
A Ion a ( oiiiirrhrnlll I. lnr Mat
ter Will tome I i for Ion
WASHINGTON. April 7 A limit should
be put on the use of cold storage for the
purposn of advancing prices ai Ilflcial!) .
This is the Judgment of the senate cost of
living committee and chairman Iodgo to
day Introduced In the senate a bill to meet
In presenting the bill Senator lodge made
the following statement:
"L'nder the resolution of the senate, the
senatorial commission propose to Inquire
Into nages and prices of commodities and
was given authority to make recommenda
tion". In pursuance of that authority the
committee desires to recommend to the
senate that legislation limiting the time
(luring which perishable articles of food may
be held In cold storage. From such In
vestigations as the committee has thus far
been able to make, it 1' satisfied that some
limit ought to be put on the use of cold
storage for the purpose of advancing prices
artificially. Its members arc of the opinion
that this limit of time will tend to an
equalisation of prices and In some cases to
"The Investigation of this subject Is not
romplete, but it has proceeded far enough
to confirm by the renulta thus far ob
tained the evidence that was taken by
"The question of public health Is not
within the Jurisdiction of your committee
charged with the investigation into the
wages and prices. The committee ban
no doubt, however, that a limitation of
the time during which perishable article
of food, and more especially meat prod
ucts, may be retained In cold storage
would be hyglenlcally of very great value
and would tend to check many physical
troubles which arc brought by those who
have examined the question to be at
tributable to the practice of keeping
meats, particularly in storage for a Tery
long time. y
"The committee, therefore, recommend
legislation In tW direction at the earliest
Provisions of the BUI.
Mr. Ixidge's bill will provide that food
kept In cold storage for more than one
year should be considered as adulterated
and that any food taken out of cold stor
age a Jul erroneously marked as to the time
it has been In storage should be regarded
as lnlsbrandid by violation of the pure food
The committee, through Mr. IOdge, also
asked the senate for instruction In t lie
matter of continuing the Investigation lnt'j
the cost of living. It was estimated that
four months would h required to complete
the work and that It would necessitate an
expenditure of $ti5,000.
The outline of the suggested plan was
given in great detail. It calls for state
ments to be obtained from forty buyers in
selected localities, covering the price paid
to the producers on January. Februarj ,
March, April, May and June of each year
from 1!K to 1910. Inclusive, for all grains,
live stock and other farm products.
It contemplates also the procuring of
wholesale prices by the bureau of labor
on 26 Ocommoditlfs for 190 and the first
four months of 1910, In order to bring down
to date the statements already given since
the year IH0.
The bureau of labor would be called on
to obtain wholesale prices from 1S97 to
1910 on all kinds of agricultural imple
ments. Prices to Containers.
rietall prices paid by the consumer on
seventy-one articles would be obtained
covering the same periods as were pre
scribed for producers' prices. This list Is
Intended to Include all articles covered by
the senate resolution, providing for the In
vestigation excepting rent, for which the
committee says It seems practically Impos
sible to obtain reliable comparative figure.
L'nder the head of retail prices the com
mittee says the prices should be obtained
from four establishments In each of twenty
selected cities and thatthe stores should
be those patron I aed by wage earners."
An Investigation would be made of wages,
salaries and hours of labor from payrolls
for a stated period In each of the two
years. I'M) and 1610, from at least ten es
tablishments In a long list of manufac
turers and In at least ten cities covering
department stores, street railways, tele
graph and telephone companies and In tea
cltlee the union scale and the nonunion
wage for building trades, cumpowitore, dorlc
hands. Iron moulders and machinists.
It is suggested also that the prevailing
wages of agricultural labor In lSOu and
1910 should be obtained.
tnestlous Meet I s at Home.
Senator Kodge told the senate it prob
ably would be Impossible to gather the
duslred data within time Ins than four
montliH and lit response to a question
from Senator Hale lie staled that prob
ably It would be Inipoxstlile to present a
complete report during the present se-i-slon
Mr. Hale spoke In appreciation uf I bo
fart that there was h likelihood of eou
a partikl report during the pffvient ses
sion. ''These questions will meet us at
home," lie said, and they will be agi
tated In connection with the congressional
"I trust." lie added, "Ihrft we may
count on the committee supplying us
with much valuable material such as all
of us may find desirable between now ami
Kenatir Hacon of Georgia deprecated the
huggestlon of the Maine senator. He had
not supposed the information was to be
elicited merely for the purpose of supply
ing election muterlal. Mr. Lodge raid that
If there was politics in the cost of living
Inn.utry he had not discovered the fact.
Mr. Clarke of ArkaiiKdS, one of the demo-
Irratiu members, objected to a request mud
by Mr. lodge for fixing tomoriow aa a
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