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VOL. XL-NO. 70.
OMAHA, T11UKKDAY MORN
8, 1910-TWELVE PAUKS.
SIXCLK COl'Y TWO CENTS.
PINCl-C, - GIVEN
Conservation Cong. A Wild at
by Evidence of
opposite Views Presented by Senator
Beveridge and James J. Hill.
RESOLUTIONS TO BE READY SOON
Platform Recommended Will Follow
Ideai of Roosevelt.
PERSONNEL OF THE COMMITTEE
Membership Indicates Colonel nnd
. Close friend Will Have War on
Principles Pardrp Imun
Tall to Order.
BT. PAUL. Sept. ".The two opposing
Ideas of conserving natural resources net j
squarely today when Senator Beveridge In
n eloquent spech declared for national I
control, wlille James J. 1 1 1 It argued on the
Glfford Plnchot received an ovation that
furnished the most dramatic moment of tho
congress. Ttio former forester, the object
of a wild demonstration by the audience,
stood with tears streaming from his eyd
until tha outburst of cheers had subsided
and the spectators were again In their
, Just what Senator Beveridge was trying
s to any complimentary to Mr. Plnchot was
drowned In the roar thnt rose the moment
. the trend of remarks became apparent.
"Oiffort rinchnnt ' said tho speaker,
and " the outburst started. It grew until
everyone wus yelling; and the whole house
ii on lta feet waving hats and handker
chiefs. Senator Beverldae hud no sooner retired
than cries of "I'lnchot, Plnchot," rang
through tho house. He waa dragged for
ward by President Baker. His voice shook
as he spoke.
"It Is magnificent," he said, "to hear
conservation acclaimed as has been done
1 here tndny. Conservation has won out. 1
- thank you."
Senator Beveridge sounded his keynote
In tho statement that "this Is one nation,
not forty-six nations."
Mr. Hill said there were dangers Insep
arable from national control. The machine
was too big and remote, he Jsald, and Us
operation too alow and costly.
Resolutions Committee Meets.
Chairman Pardee of trie resolutions com
mittee called that body to order today be
fore the congress resumed. The membership
of the committee Is said to Indicate that
tha platform to be recommended to the
" convention will be strongly along the lines
of national control as favored by Colonel
Roosevelt and Glfford Plnchot The com
mittee is composed a follows:
George l. Pardee, California, chairman;
j Joan Av Fox, Arkansas; -it' T. .Collldge,
Colorado; W. i. McUee, District of Colum
bia; Alfred L, Halter, Illinois; William H.
Dye, Indiana; Robert Hunter, Iowa; Alex
Mitchel, Kansas; C. C. Crasaham, Ken
tucky; Mr. Minden, Louisiana; Cyrus C.
Bsbb, Maine; Mr. Meeklns, Maryland; E.
, A. Rtarp, Massachusetts; E. B. Robinson
and J. A. Dubois, Minnesota; Francis King,
Michigan; H. L. Whltefield. Mississippi;
George B. Logan, Missouri; Rudolph Von
'ohel and It. U. Newman, Montana; Wood
ruff Ball, Nebraska; F. W. Kolsey, New
Jersey; W. A. Flemlng-Joncs, New Mexico;
J. 8. Whipple New York; J. E. Boyle,
North Dakota; Charles L. Pack, Ohio; Ben
jamin Martin, Oklahoma; Malcom A.
Moody, .Oregon; .M. P. McCralg, Pennsyl
vania; II. A. Border, Rhode Island; S. H.
Cowan, Texas; Harden Bennlon, Utah; I.
C. White, West Virginia, William Irvine,
Wisconsin, and Jerome J. Day, Idaho,
now Over Credentials Averted.
President Baker Introduced Bishop Sam
uel C. Kdsa.ll. who delivered the invoca
tion, Glfford Plnchot occupied a seat on
the stage. Many women were present.
', President Baker Introduced Mr. Condra
as chairman of the credentials committee.
Mr. HI ties was not on the atage. It was
learned that Mr. Condra acted only after
a personal conference with Mr. Hines. The
latter had Just flatly refused the request
of the Illinois delegation to withdraw. He
said he would fight It out on the floor of
the convention. After talking with Mr.
Cendra, however, he agreed to allow the
latter to represent three delegates and It
was agreed that the committee should be
discharged immediately thereafter to avoid
Oifford Plnchot and J. U. White, the lat
ter the present chairman of the executive
committee, are .being boomed by their
friends for president of the congress.
Dr. Frank I McVey, president of the
Vnlvenlty of North Dakota discussed
raflonat. taxation of resources.
"Women's Influence In National Ques
tions." was the subject of a paper by Mrs.
Emmons Crocker of Massachusetts, chair
man of the conservation department of the
federation of Women's clubs.
ADDRESS II V J AMIOS
II I LI,
Railroad Uollder Talks About "Prne
tleal onacrvii t ion."
fcT. PAUL, Sept. ;.-Jarnes J. Hill, ad
dressing tha Conservation congress today
in "Practical Conservation," said, in part:
"We should first exclude certain activities
that coma only Indirectly under the term
conservation.' Tho letiar.iatlon service l
one: Its ork Is nut preservation, but
utilization. The. arid lands of this country
i hae been where they now are, the streams
haMe f'.owed punt tium uselessly ever since
Adam und Eve were in the Harden of Kden.
Irrigation was practiced in prehistoric time.
What wo hae to do is to bring modern
methods to Ihe aid of one of the oldest agri
cultural arts. It Is mentioned here because
Its progress lllusli at the dangers tlta;
bet-et cultivation piujcts vr.ii.er.
"They are dangers lna.paiaule from na
tional control and coi.duet o( affairs. The
MUchlua ta too big and tu. distant; its
operation li !ow, Cumbrous and costly. s0
slow la it that settlers are waiting In dls-tra-i
fcr water promised in ago.
faulty has been the adjustment of time and
muiey that congress has had to authorise
the. Issue of l.'u.OOtVM) of national obligations
to complete projects still hanxlng in the ar.
The work of irrigation would have been
more cheaply done If turned over to private
enterprise or committed to the several
stairs altiiln which lie the lands to be re
SISV" ...... -...... iiv me? .aiiiia iu fg-
f C timed. This is not a criticism upon any
t 1 ' livldual. It is merely one more piouf of
pi 4 l. excessive Cost of government work.
lj 1 4 "Toward the cunseivatlon of our mineral
T- resource little tan be done by federal
tCuntlnued on S.wond Pte.)
in Attempt tor
American Aviator Trying to Win Big
Purse for Long Flight with
PARIS. Sept. 7. Weymann, the American
aviator, started Just before noon today In
an attempt to win the special Mlclielln
prize of $J),0OO offered for the flrt aviator
who, with a pa.-eenger, flies In six hours
to the top of Puy 1 c Dome, after circling
the steeple of the cathedral at Clermont
The condition of the prize demand a feat
considered the most difficult yet cut out
for the air men. When M. Michelin offered
the prise (which must not lie confounded
with the Michelin aviation trophy offered
for the longest annuul flight In an enclos
ure). It was thought by some that he was
Joking. However, the premium stood and
subsequently Louis l'aull.an unnounced he
would undertake the Journey.
To Weymann falls the honor of the first
try. He ascended at Buc at 11:45 o'clock
this morning and at 11:53 officially crossed
the starting line above St. Cloud. He used
a Farnam biplane and carried a passenger
Tho rules provide that the passenger may
start anywhere In the departments of tha
Seine or Seine Et Olso. He must first turn
a complete circle around the Arc De Trl
omphe In Paris and arriving at Clermont
Fcrrand, he must circle the spires of the
cathedral and make a landing on tho sum
mit of the Puy De Dome. The trip must
be made with two persons In tho machine
and within six hours.
The Puy De Dome Is a mountain, 4.800
feet high near Clermont Ferrand. The dis
tance to be covered Is 217 miles "ay the
CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, Sept.
7. At 5:40 o'clock, thirteen minutes before
the expiration of the six hours allowed
him In which to accomplish the flight, it
was lourned here that Weymann had de
scended at St. Imbert, in the southern part
of the department of Nlovre, after having
covered a little more than half the trip
New Plans for
Information to Be Grouped by Cities
Counties and States Instead of
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.-Census Director
Durand Is preparing for an Innovation In
the publication of detailed Information re
garding the results of the last census. In
stead of grouping the Information according:
to subjects as has heretofore been done
he will present all the information regard.
Ing the people of a .given county or . city
under on heading. Carrying this plan Into
execution, he will begin the publication of
state bulletins about the first of tm year.
There la to be special efforts to distin
guish the urban, from the rural population
In each county and those living in villages
or cities of mora than 2,000 will be assigned
to the former class,
Comparslons with the population of 1900
will be made, the purpose being to show
the tendency of given localities cityward or
countryward. Following this there will be
a classification for each county as to color,
race, nativity, sex, educational qualifica
tions, etc. Statistics regarding voters will
also be presented, affording congress, if it
so desires, an ' opportunity to determine
whether citizens are being disfranchised In
any section of the country, as has been as
serted Is the case.
Clarence : Stanley of Campbell, Mo..
Then Sets Fire to Home of First
Wife and Wounds Brother.
CAMPBELL. Mo., Sept. 7. After the
divorced wife of Clarence Stanley killed his
second wife last night by shooting her ten
times, Stanley set fire to the home of his
first wife, twice wounded his brother, en
gaged in a pistol duel with hi uncle and
Intimidated officers with shotn He sur
rendered today and waa lodged in jail at
TAFT SPEAKS AT PITTS FIELD
President Calls Attention to Dancer
of Haptd Growth of ,
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 7. President
Taft completed the last stags of his long
Journey to St. Paul and back. He made a
rear-end speech during the day to a large
throng at Iittsfleld. Mr. Tdft congratu
lated the people of Plttstleld on the growth
of their city, but declared that the rapid
Increase in urban population ihrsusTluut the
country had lta serious aspect. The prof
Its of farming having wonderfully increased
of late, the president said it was a little
difficult to understand why so many young
men drifted into no big altlea and became
content with such a meager exlster.ee as
some eked out.
Visitor Who Sees Things
Imagines Circular Insanity
Following a queer experience Tuesday
nittht, R. C. Mandell of Papilllon wants
to know whether a man has circular In
sanity when he "see things." Mandell
stood at the corner of Fourteenth and
Farr.am streets directing a terrified gaxe
upon a peaceful cat when he first came to
"What's the matter, partner?" Policeman
' Carney asked him as the officer came upon
"Say. friend." Mandell whispered huskily,
grasping Carney by the arm as though
for aid. "Is that a cat walking across
the street there? I'O you see it?"
"Sure that's a cat. It's a black rat and
it's got fuur leva, and, I guess, four paws.
Wouldn't surprise me if It had a ounch of
sharp teeth. Move along now, or I'll show
you a set of pretty little stars." Carney
made a move to swing the stranger right
TO EACH COUNTY
State Board Decides Local Bodies
Are Proper Agents tor worn in a
cordance witnCourt Decisions.
GOVERNOR'S REQUEST DENIED
Shallenbereer's Demand Disposed of
So Far as State is Concerned.
M'COWIN DECLARED WINNER
Populist Senatorial Nomination is
Settled by Lot in Twenty-Ninth.
EACH RECEIVED BUT ONE VOTE
Ilrqacat of W. J. Taylor to Delay An.
uonncinsi Result of Democratic
llace In Sixth District
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Sept. '.(Special Telegram. )
The State Canvassing board decided thus
morning that any candidate for office
whose vote.-j are canvassed by this board
may secure a recount in any county he
deslrea br filing a request with the stale
board within three days after the final
canvass. The recounting Is to be done by
the county boards.- The state board de
cided this because of the holding by at
least two ceurts that the county canvass
ing boards are the proper beards to' do
tho recounting: The action disposes of the
governor's' request for a recount of the
state so far as the state board is con
cerned. , '
W. H. McCowln of Frontier county waa
declared the winner of the .populist sena
torial nomination in the. Twenty-ninth dis
trict. This selection was made by lot, four
candidates having received one vote each,
their names belog written in.
George D. Sayer, who received sixteen
votes as a populist, did not push his case,
as his name has been printed on the dem
ocratic ballot and under the law It could
not be legally written on any other ballot.
So the attorney for Mr. Sayer sent word
to the board that instead of going Into the
courts he would endeavor to get the popu
list nominee to withdraw. '. '
W. J. Taylor, democratic candidate for
congress in the Sixth district, asked that
the board declare no candidate a winfler
until he had tried out his mandamus suit
In the courts. Taylor is asking that sev
eral ballots which were thrown out by the
county canvassing board of Custer county
be counted for him. For technical reasons
tha board refused to count about half a
dosen ballots. The majority of Judgo Dean
In the district is only three votea, he hav
ing lost two by the recount In Custer and
Buffalo counties. The request was granted.
The poard took a recess Indefinitely.
W. J, Taylor. In his affidavit filed with
tha board, set out that ha intends to peti
tion the courts for a mandamus to com
pel the canvassing board of Custer county
to reconvene and count several ballots fcr
him, which were thrown out. He alleges
that he was defeated by five votes for
the democratic nomination for congress in
the Sixth district, but that the recount
In Custer and Buffalo counties had re
duced the majority of J. R. Dean, his
competitor . to three votes. In Custer
county he sets out that two parties voted
the straight democratic ticket except on the
proposed constitutional amendment On
this question the voters marked in the re
publican column. Another ballot he said
was not counted because the voter had
marked a cross after his name In both
the democratic and peoples' independent
columns. Another ballot waa thrown out
because the voter had marked a cross af
ter the name of Walker, a candidate on
both the populist and democratic
tickets in both columns. In all these
cases the voters, Mr. Taylor said, have con
fined themselves to the democratic ballot
except as Indicated. One ballot waa thrown
out because the voter had marked the
cross after the name of Dean and after
Taylor, though it was evident, the affi
davit said, that the voter Intended and tried
to erase the mark after the name of Dean.
First Huruianlous Session.
The board decided that Inasmuch as the
Douglas county district court had held
In favor of the recount by the county
board, this action should govern the
board. Consequently the board decided
that If the application is filed within three
days after It makes its cajnvass, then a
recount will be granted, but the work will
be done by the county board. The state
board holds that no candidate running in
more than one county can have know
ledge of his vote until the state board
acts, so under the law as Interpreted, the
application If made three days after the
state board completea Its work la within
For the, first time tha board held a har
monious meeting and every vote was
DAHLMAN GETS TWO MORE VOTES
Iteronnt of Thirteen Precincts Give
The recount of the thirteen precincts up
to Wednesday evening resulted in a net
gain for Dahlnn of two votes. In the first
three precincts of the Third ward, where It
was expected he would lose if he lost any
where, ho lost tight votes. In the First pre-
(Continued on Second Page.)
about, as he spoke, when the latter seizeu
the officer's sleeve again.
"Please don't get acre officer, but take a
look up at that sign down there, then take
a look up at this one up here." Mandell's
words guided Carney's gtae toward an
electric sign whose letters spelled "Rug
Eater." "That's the Krug theater," said
Carney, "only we ain't standing right to
see It all." Looking at the other slim
Carney read "He haw." "That's the Hen
snaw, friend." the policeman announced,
"you're all right, only you hit town on an
off night." Mandell ag much relieved
when the policeman sent him away with
the assurance he didn't have "circular In
sanity." Sptaklng nf signs, if Mandell had trav
eled a little farther ha could hve seen
that one about the "complete line of ladies'
clothiers," and the one that says, "w ore
manufactures." and maybe a few mora.
: - J-y' 'VWJ4if I I if I OTP'
From the Washington Star.
DECISION IN FISHERIES CASE
United States Wins Five of the Seven
Points in. Dispute.
i . sat 4Bsflt 4ssWjtrfs . 11
GREAT BRITAIN .WINS POINT FIVE
This Excludes American- Fishermen
fromt Pish I no; Inside Bays or
Harbors and Is Main Bone
THE HAGUE. Sent. 7. Tha CAnttir1.s.n1,1
fisheries dispute, the source of constant
diplomatic friction between the TTnltnd
States. Great Britain, Canada and New
foundland is finally closed todav with tho
award of the international court of arbi
tration largely in favor of the United
The American government Is sustained on
points J, 3. 4. 6 and 7. out of tha total of
seven points In which the Issue was framed.
ureat Britain wins on questions 1 and 6.
While the United States trinmtiha
five of the seven points, point 5, decided
In favor ,of Great! Britain; nas been held
by Englishmen as the most important of
those submitted. This was stated in th
form of this question:
'From where must be the measured thrAi.
marine miles of any of the coasts, bays,
creeks or harbors referred to In article 1 of
the American-British treaty of 1818?"
.United States fishermen claimed the rie-hf
to take the measure from any part of the
British North American shore, and there
fore the liberty to fish In the mlrirtU nr anv
Canadian bay having a radius of more than
The British contention was that tha limit
should be measured from an imaginary
line connecting the headlands. -Tho ra
court sustained the British contention.
Dr. Heinrlch Lammasch of Austria was
tho umpire of the court. The agent of Great
Britain was A. B. Avlesworth. minister nf
justice of Canada, and the American agent
was Charles P. Anderson. The United
States counsel were Senator Ellhu Root,
George Turner and Samuel J. Elder and
associated with them were James Brown
Scott, solicitor for the Department of State;
Charles B. Warren and Robert Lansing.
BANK EXAMINERS ARE SHIFTED
Twenty Men Transferred to New
Fields by Order of Comp
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7.-Twenty national
bank examiners, about one-fifth of the
force employed by the government, were
transferred to riew fields today by an order
from Lawrence O. Murray, comptroller pf
The object of the changes, It was raid
at the Tretsury department, Is to .throw
the examiners, Into fresh fields where per
sonal acquaintance or possibility of In
fluence is lacking.
Some o fthe changes are:
Charles H. Kllton, northeastern Texas,
with H. C. Roed, southeastern Oklahoma
William Hutt, northern Texas, with John
D. Mossman, northern Kansas.
C. I). Sample, southern Kansas, with
George W. Goodell, western Nebraska and
Detective II art In Runaway.
SHOSHONI, Wyo., Sept. 7.-t Special. )
. Joo LeFors, range detective for the Wy
! omlng Wool Growers' association, was
; painfully Injured yetterday when his team
ran away between Thermopolls and this
I place. Half way down a steep hill the
j buggy tongue broke and this frightened
the team. LaFors was unable to hold the
horses and when the pole stuck In the
ground the buggy was overturned and
LaFois and his companion, F. S. Smith of
Cody, were thrown out. Smith received In
ternal injuries end LaFors a badly
wrenched hip. bruised leg and arm. He
was brought here and later taken to Lis
home In Cheyenne.
Champ Clark's Drearn
Broker Carr es
Street Railway Lobbyist Gives Sensa
tional Testimony in New York
NEW YORK, Sept. 7. Within two hours
of the beginning today of the Merrltt legis
lative committee Investigation into the
charges of corruption at Albany, G. Tracy
Rogers, for years a representative of the
street railway Interests at the state ccpltal,
had testified that brokers with whom he
hud been connected after 1899,- had carried
partnership accounts for former Senator
Fred D. Green, and Assemblyman Louis
Mr. Rogers also testified to having In
1900 bought 100 shares of the stock of the
New York Transportation company for
James T. Rogers, republican leader of t'ne
assembly, and 400 shares for the late
Speaker S. Fred Nixon.
Albert Julian of Chicago Held in Con
nection with Robbery Near St.
Louis Tuesday Night.
ST. LOUIS. Sept. . Albert Julian, sought
by the police as the slayer of Flagman J.
M. Wine and the robber of passengers on
a Burlington train last night, waa arrested
today. He admitted Jumping on the train
at the Union station. He said he got on
in front of the baggage car and rode about
100 yards. When searched he had no money.
Witnesses identified him as the man who
got aboard the sleeper. He lives at 10XC
West Monroe street, Chicago. His com
panion, Emil Freund, is -also being held.
Freund did not get on the train. -
C'lrcna Employes Have Typhoid.
MARSHALLTOWN, la., Sept. 7. Rlng
llng Bros. circus, which recently
showed in this city, line undoubtedly been
in a toWn where the water used waa filled
with typhoid germs. As a result four of
tho employes of the circus are In St.
Thomas' hospital here sick with typhoid
fever. Three of them were taken to the
hospital the day the show appeared here.
The' fourth wus admitted yesterday. The
patients are Henry MarniU. K. L. Sayre,
head ticket seller, of Omaha; George W.
Kealey, a clown, of New Haven, Conn.,
and Albert Hodginl of Berlin, Germany.
The latter la un equestrian.
Fine rooms are as
thick as hops in
Some people have secured them.
Some have not.
It In In knowng how to reach
The Cee is read by those who
They will answer your ad If you
state what you wish.'
Call Tyler 1000 and tell the ad
man what you wish.
The Job Is finished.
Everybody reads liY-e Want
ROOSEVELT IN MILWAUKEE
Mayor Scidl Charges Him with Creat
ing Falsa Impression of Socialism.
COLONEL REFUSES TO REPLY
Says Mo Has Mot Talked fartlsnu
Politics on This Trip and Will
1 Kot Do So Guest of the
MILWAUKEE, Sept. 7. Shortly after
Colonel Roosevelt arrived here today and
before he rat down to breakfast at the
Pfvister hotel he found himself Involved
In a controversy with Emil Seldel, tho so
cialist, mayor, who had declined to act on
the reception committee which welcomed
the colonel to Milwaukee.
In a contribution to the "Big Stick," a
newspaper published by the Milwaukee
Press club for this occasion, Mayor Seidel
stated that "If Mr. Roosevelt comes to
Milwaukee holding the same Ideas which
he expressed in his magazine article of
March 0, W09, it Is clear that he cannot
serve the cause of honesty and decency In
American political life."
"It Is possible that I haye misunderstood
the article," stated Mayor Seldel, "but in
asmuch . as I am a socialist and he has
designated socialism a a thing which Is
against morals and religion, abhorent,"
'revolting' which would 'replace the fam
ily and home life by a glorious state of
free lunch counter and a state foundling
asylum' I am sure that he will be pleased
that I am not personally connected with
his reception in the city."
Charging the colonel "with a cunning and
deliberate purpose to create a false im
pression," he declared that the visitor
"could lay no claim to the right of preach
ing either morality, religion or civic right
eousness." , "
"In the speaking tour of Mr. Roosevelt
through the west," said Mayor Seldel, "I
fall to see anything of Importance beyond
political playa and designs. As such, of
course, it Is of no special service to the
present city administration. The problems
that now confront our city are of much
the same nature as those the nation faces."
' Roosevelt Kefuaea to Reply.
On being shown this statement Colonel
Roosevelt promptly said:
"On this trip I have made no partisan
political speeches, and of course shall not
breatc through the rule now by dlscuslng
either state party mailers or municipal
umiieis. ji present, ol course, (.no
dominant municipal party In Milwaukee Is
the socialist party.
"if anyone wishes to know my views on
what !s usually called socialism they will
find them set out In such fashion that It
Is Impossible to misinterpret them or mis
understand them in the magazine articles
to which the ' mayor In hfs letter refers,
and I advise them to read the articles
themselves and not what tha mayor says
Tho Press club's special publication, "The
Rig Stick." especially disavowed respon
sibility for the mayor's utterance, saying
ilia. "Mr. Roosevelt will understand that
Milwaukee's welcome Is nonetheless wholehearted-hardly
the less unanlmouH-be-caus
the mayor has seen fit to voice a so
cialistic) dislike for the former president of
Strenuous Proirram Cut Donn,
In spite of the failure of the mayor to
Join In welcoming Colonel Roosevelt, the
Press club had prepared a most strenuous
rrogram. Including half a dozen speeches
between breayfast and luncheon time.
Realising that this program was Impos
sible of execution they cut It down so
that the morning hours will Include only
visits to the boys' and girls' trade schools,
the colonel making It plain before he
started to Inspect them that lis visit would
be purely one of education for himself and
(Continued on Page Tn
Joint Inquiry Corr.mitttc of Congress
Gets Into Parliamentary Tangle
FIRST HOVE BY FLETCHEB
He Offers Resolution Saying Secretary
Should Be Removed.
MADISON HAS A SUBSTITUTE
Two Republicans Leave While Vote ii
F0STF0NE1IENT ASKED BY NELS01?
( halrmnn Reejnehteil thnt !No Artlon
Re TnUrn I'ntll Messrs. IJcntiy nnif
Olmstei-t! Arrive nnd Mnkes
Point of No flnorum.
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., Sept. 7.-At ai
executive meeting of the llnlllnger-Plnchot
Inveslluatlng committee today, Senator
Dunes n W. Fletcher vt Florida, a democrat.
Introduced a resolution holding that the
secretary nf the Interior vss an unfaithful
public officer and should be removed.
Representative Madison, the republican
lnsurtrtnt fiom Kansas, rffrrod a substitute)
tesciution, holding that the chrtrges which
hove been madn by Oifford Plnchot and
Louis tilavls, a fcrmrr chief of a field divi
sion i f the general lnnd office, were sus-.
Representative James (dfmocrnt) of Ken
tucky offered an amendment to Represen
tative Madison's substitute resolution, pro
viding for the removal of Mr, Balllnger
from office, nnd Mr. Madison accepted It.
The vote came up (n the substitute of
Mr. Madison as amended by the motion of
Mr. James nnd the roll was called. Those
voting ero Senntnr Fletcher of Florida,
demrrrat; W, E. Put cell of North Dakota,
democrat; Representative James M. Gra
ham of Illinois, dpnincrat; Representative
Madison, republican, and Representative
When this vote was being taken. Senator
GeorgA Sutherland of Utah, republican, and
Representative Samuel W. Mct'all of Mas
sachusetts, icpubllean, le.'; the committee
room, Insisting that the full committee
should be present.
The democratic members replied that they
had been for months considering the evi
dence, that a quorum was present and had
a right to transact business. Senator Nel
son, the chairman of tha committee, took
the vote, voting present himself, and then
made the ruling that no quorum was
Mr. James made the point of Order that
no niomber had raised the point of no
Tho committee then took a, recess until
Friday at 10 o'clock, at Which time reports
In' keeping wlt,h the resolution of Senator
Ftetnlxr . and t'ie amendment thereto of
fered by' Iterr'ntatlva' 14adlst.il VH1 be
Fight Members Present.
When the committee met the following
members were present: .
Senator Nelson, republican, chairman;
Senator Sutherland, republican; Represent
ative McCall, republican, and the following
democrats: Senators Fletcher and Purcell
and Representative Ollle M. James of
Kentucky, JaVnes M. Graham of Illinois.
Representative Madison of Kansas, repub
lican, was also present,
Chairman Nelson In Openelng the session
stated he had received telegraphic advices
that Representative Denby of Michigan, re
publican, who had been detained in Michi
gan on account of primary election there,
would reach Minneapolis tomorrow morn
ing, also that Representative Olmstead of
Pennsylvania, republican. Would be her
Friday. It was suggested In view of the
fact that these two members were on their
way It was only fair to them that a recess
should be taken until Friday morning In
order to permit them to participate in tht
deliberations of the committee.
Mr. Fletcher's Resolution.
Senator Fletcher, however, offered tha
"Resolved, That from the weight of the
evldenco submitted to the committee we
First. That Mr. Richard A. Balllnger as
secretary of the Interior has been unfaith
ful and Inefficient in the discharge of his
"Second. That he Is unfit for the very
responsible position he holds.
"Third. That the Vast amount of public
property under his control and the largt
public Interests are not safe Iti his hands.
"Resolved further. That the public good
oemands his prompt removal from said
congress be prepared setting forth th
"Be it further resolved, That a report to
congress lie prepared setting forth the
grounds and reasons as Shown by the evi
dence for this finding and recommendation
Including other matters referred to this
committee and that the same bo submitted
to tnls committee on Friday next at 10
o'cteck a m "
Mnillson Offers Knbstltnte.
Mr. Madison offered the following sub
stitute: "Resolved. That the findings of tho com
mittee be as follows and the .eport bused
thereon bo prepared and reported to con
gress: "First, That the charges made by L. R.
Glavis against Secietary Balllnger should
le sustained; that In the matter of the
disposition of the Cunningham roal lands,
Mr. Rullluger was not a faithful trustee of
the Interests of the people and tllil not per
form his duty In such a manner as to
properly protect such Interests.
"Second, That the churges made by Mr.
I'lnchot should be sustained; that Mr. Ual
llnger's course in the administration of the
Department of the Interior has been
characterized by a lack of fidelity to the
public Interests, that this has been shown
In his treatment 'of tha Cunningham coal
claims, Ihe restoration of the water power
sites to e'ltry without Intention to re-withdraw,
and in his administration of the
ieclaniniatlon service, the latter lesultlng
in unnecessary humlialion to the director
nnd tending towards the disintegration ef
the service. He bus not shown himself to
be that character of friend to the policy
of conservation of our national resources
that the man should bo who occupies the
Important post of the Secretary of the In
terior In our government and that he
should no longer be retained In that of
This motion and substitute was laid aside
arid the following resolution offeied by
"Resolved That it is the sense of thnx
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