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VOL .XL-NO. 73.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEITEMREll U, 1910 TWELVE PAUKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Control kotfc Jirancnes of Legislature
and VvlU juect successor to
penaior x-uene naie.
riAiSTED'S LLAv JiXUMi' TUSAND
Chose Congressmen in .
AMOS C. lO&JJo IH A
Has Lead of 734 Uvcr His
COMPLETE Tl)ilxoK IN STATE
Motor Will Secure Aollmmt o(
tnt Ufllecr und M to
KedUtrtet ktute -l.lu.uvr
Uwi an !
i, Me., bopU IX Late returns
ieciveu tooay trom yesterdays Mate
election only emphasized the extent or tne
democratic vlutory today. Tne figure
Lowed Hut beside electing Frederic, w.
ialsld or Augusta to tno governorship
by moout .WD plurality over Governor Ben
M. feroald of I'urtlnud, Choosing congress
men in the Second and 'nurd districts and
a good inajortiy in the legislature, a in
dicated by earlier tabu) lion, tne demo
crats had carried a whole or part of thir
teen out vi sixteen counties for county
Control of the legislature gives the party
the chance to elect a United (States sena
tor and the more Important state officers,
while Uovernor I'lalsted will have the ap
pointment of several justices and members
of commissions. - ,
Complete returns give Asher C. Hinds
irvp.) a plurality of 734 in the First dis
trict. A recount may be held.
Uovernor Fernald carried but three of
the twenty cities in the state. Witn
twenty-one out of thirty-one state senators
and elghty-aix out of lid. representatives,
the democrats control both branches of
tiM legislature and are witnln fifteen votes
of a two-thirds majority In Joint conven
tion. The republicans have elected sixty -inreu
representatives. - Four diBtrlcla re
main to be heard from. ,
By capturing the legislature the demo
crat will probably resubmit to the people
the vexed prohibitory liquor law and there
Is s chance for local opWon In the sale of
Intoxicating liquors. The Sturgla act,
which has proved so obnoxious to many
1 and was denounced In the democratic plat
form, can be repealed. Certainly the act
can be made Inoperative by I'lalsted with
drawing tiie present commission and
neglecting to appoint their successors.
Hucn a legislature can also cnoose a
successor to United States fcenator Kugen
Hale and give Maine its first democratic
senator since law aud Mew England the
tliat.-aJuce,. (.he, election W Mlam" 'IA
taloa in ConnSetloui in Ute sate '.
The next .legislature, will have full charge
of re-disuicting the state. " '
Le (slut are Appoints Officer. t
Control of the legislature la of more Im
portance In Maine that In some or the other
nates, because under the constitution i
number of the highest state office an
appointed by the body. These are ireaa
urer, attorney general, secretary and com
nilssloner of agriculture.
' Among the appointments whloh rest with
me new governor are a Judge of the
Kennebec superior court, a state commis
sioner of state Industrial and labor statis
tics, a state commissioner of highways and
a warden of the stale prison. All these
office are now filled by republicans.
The democratic overturn of yesterday ex
tends even to minor state offloes.
FAIR WKATIIKR IN IV EW JERSEY
IsNsm Interest Taken In Henub
llcan Hsu fur Manutor.
TIHiNTON. N. J., Sept. li-Falr weather
prevail at primary election to be held to
day throughout New Jersey by all parties.
The greatest Interest centers In the con
test for the endorsement by the people of
candidates for United States senator.
Thar are five avowed republican candi
date for the senatnishlp. to succeed John
Keen.' but only threo of them have con
sented to let their namea go before the
. ptople. These three are former Governor
K. C. Btokes, former Governor Franklin
Murphy and Congressman Charles N. Fow
ler, who also lias a fight on his hands
for renomlnatlon in the Fifth district The
two candidate for senator, "who also have
refused to go on the primary ticket, but
will take their chance with the legisla
ture next winter are Senator Keau and
David Hal id. the republican leader in south
ern New Jersey.
The democrats seeking endorsement by
the people for the senatorshtp are James Ely
Martin of Union county and Frank M. Mc
Dermit of Kasex county.
Beside the senatorial endorsement the
people will elect delegate to the state
conventions, which will nominate candi
dates tor governor and delegate to the
various congressional conferences and will
nominate candidate for the legislature and
various municipal offices.
The most Interesting contest for congres
sional delegatea I in the Fifth district,
where Congressman Fowler, a radical anti
Canuon man. Is opposed to Judge W. N.
Hunyon of Union county.
IMIIM At Tl K I.N VASIIINGTON
Labor Organisations Are Supporting
SEATTLE, Wash., fc'ept. IS. in today's
primary election the polls opened at 11 a.
m. and will close at p. m. A small vote
is expected In the country districts and
a large on In the worklngmen's section of
the cities. Many republicans will not
vot on account of dissatisfaction with
lb "old guard" on the o..e hand and un
willingness to vote for insurgents on the
Th labor unions are supporting . MllefSuf approaching autumn, bundled up his lart
poiuuexter or opoaane, insurgent repub
lican candidate for United titatea senator.
Vamuet Uomper of the American Federa
tion of Labor ha urged that Poindezter
be elected. Judge Thomas Hurk of Seat
tle and James M. Aahton ot Tacoma ar
taking strenuous efforts to carry their
own counties. Th fight of the regulars
has been on th defensive from the start.
In th First, or Seattle, district the
unions are working hard to defeat Repre
sentative William E. liumphrty, author uf
(Continued on second Pate.)
is Called Home
Department Decides to Make Change
in Legation on Isthmus Charles
Campbell Succeeds Him.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13. For reasons
which are not divulged the State depart
ment has decided to make a change in the
American legation at Panama and K. O.
Marsh has boen relieved of the duties of
secretary of the legation and ordered to
report at the State department for duty
Charles Campbell, Jr., of Missouri, at
present third secretary of the American
embassy at Tokio, will replace Mr. Marsh
as secretary of legation at Panama.
Doubtless these charges are the outcome
oi the unpleasant situation which was cre
ated in Panama by the publication of re
puted Interviews with Secretary Marsh, de
claring the purpose of the United States
government to Intervene In the approach
ing elections for acting- president In the
event that certain candidates were elected.
Mr. Marsh was directed to repudiate these
aliened statements, and the dispatches
from the Isthmus Indicate that he ex
plained that he had misunderstood hla in
structions. There Is another side of the esse, how
ever. It is now reported, though the State
department declines to confirm It. that Mr.
Marsh was the victim of misrepresentation
and deception at the hands of one of the
dominant party leaders, who was a can
didate for office.
Makes Gain in
Five Precincts in Neighbor City Add
Two and Governor's Total Gain
is Seventy-Four. '
Governor Shullenberger made a total gain
of seventy-two votes In the recount In the
city of Omaha. In five precincts of South
Omaha he gained two more, making his
total seventy-four. The last precinct
of the Twelfth ward was counted shortly
before noon Tuesday, and the canvassing
board commenced the recount In South
Omaha, beginning with the xirst precinct
of the First ward. Governor Shallenber
ger made his four largest gain In the
Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh wards.
In these four wards alone he gained
seventy-three votes, Dahlman making
small gains elsewhere.
In the third ward of South Omaha th
count was stopped for the night, after the
First precinct. Shallenberger gained three
votes In the Second precinct of the Second
ward and for two or three precincts the
changes sawed back and forth. In the 'last
few ballot of the First of the Fifth, one
more was gained for Duhlmau. cutting
SheJleDberger's total down to aevonty-four
There remain aeven precinct In : Sonth
Omaha and fourteen country prectnta to be
How Rates Are
Each Line Decides Upon Price
Wants and Agents Meet and
NEW YOR, Sept. 1.1. Inside light on how
the increased freight tariffs were made up
were shed by Charles F. Paly, vie presi
dent of the New York Central lines under
cross-examination today before the Inter
state Commerce Commission, now inquiring
into the proposed Increased freight rates
inthe eastern territory.
Mr. Daly aald that each road had de
cided Its own Increases In rates and the
railroad's representatives then met In this
city to check up results and make the
"It would be suicidal for each mad to
have a different rate," said Mr. Daly.
"Protection of commercial interests In the
different sections demands a uniform
Counsel desired to know when the higher
tariffs were decided upon and Mr. Daly
said In June of this year. Counsnl tried
to learn if that advance was contemplted
before the wage Increase became a fact,
but Mr. Daly would not admit it
Five-Story Building of New York Man
Who Refused to Meet Demand
NEW YORK. Sept. IS. After writing sev
eral threatening letters and waiting In
vain for a response to their demands for
$5,000, blackhanders today exploded a bomb
In front of the wine store of Enrico Casa
blanca on Sixth avenue. The explosion de
molished pa.rt of the front of the five-story
building add created a panic In the neigh
borhood. Occupants of a big apartment
hotel and resilience of millionaires a block
away were aroused by the shock, but no
one was Injured.
Winter Suit Gets Into Tub;
Comedy in Broker's Office
Here is the story of the winter suit that
was washed by accident. A broker In the
Brandeis building, feeling ths first crimp
winter coat, vest and trousers, remarking
that It would answer all purposes tor a
month or two If cleaned and pressed. Ac
cordingly he carried the toggery to his
office and deposited It In a locker, Intend
ing 'to telephone th cleaner to com
But the man forgot. The weather seemed
a trifle warmer and h lost sight for th
moment of th winter pressing aad clean
ing obligation. Be It known here and now
that he is a bachelor man, aomewhat hap
hazard aa to personal matters, and It Is
bis custom to carry laundry from apart
T110E BILLS FOR
Two Other Members of Leading Chi
cago Firms Will Probably Be
Brought to Face Trial.
INDICTMENTS WILL BE DELATED
Probably Will Not Come Until Ten
Charged Give Bond.
ARMOUR FIRST ONE TO APPEAR
Heaviest Stockholder in National
Packing Comes Into Court
AMOUNT FIXED AT TEN THOUSAND
Employe of ton per u Fnralsh Per
sonal Ball a Caart Refuses to
Aceent Suretr Bond
Tllden Come Meat.
CHICAGO, Sept. 13. Two more meat
packers ar expected to be Indicted by the
federal grand Jury wMch yesterday charged
ten Chicago packers with conspiracy and
Illegal monopoly, and today the government
announced Its Intent to force eany trial of
all. The additional Indictments, it is in
timated, may not come until the ten men
already named have given bond. Each
must provide $10,000 personal bond on each
of the three indictment returned. Judge
Land Is. who started the present investiga
tion Into the packing Industry, refusing to
admit surety companies as bondsmen.'
None of the men against whom present
ments have been returned was in court
today when the matter of their arrest was
brought up by Special Assistant United
States District Attorney Wllkerson. He
asked that warrants be Issued for forthwith
detention of the packers Indicted. Attorney
John S. Miller, senior consel for the pack
ers, explained the absence of the defend
ants. Home In Europe.
Two of them are in Europe," he told the
court, "and the others have their Dig dusi
nes affairs to attend to. Though they are
ready to appear if they must, we would
like permission to enter bond for them
with the clerk of court, unless your honor
insists on their appearance before you."
"What amount of bonds would you sug
gest?" asked the court.
"It was S5.000 each, five years ago, and
that is satisfactory," answered Attorney
The attyrnay for the government ob
jected, however, asking that It be made at
least $10,000 each on each of the Indictments
and to this the packers' representatives as
sented. Nothing was said In court aa to
when the defendants should appear to
stand trial. United States District Attorney
Edwin 8. Sims, however, said later an ef
fort would tie made to push it ahead, and
Attorney Levy Mayer, speaking for the
packers, said no delay would be sought by
- W hot tie men later to bo Indicted wer km
krpt a oloaa secret with th government
attorneys. It Is understood one New York
naeker and another from Chicago were to
No Indictments In the alleged oleomar-
gerlne frauds are. expected for several days,
It was announced.
' Arntonr Flint to Appear.
J. Otrden Armour, head of Armour & Co.
and the heaviest holder of the stock of
thr. National Packing company, was the
first to appear to provide bond. With him
was Arthur Meeker, superintendent of
Armour & Co., and Attorney Alfred Urlon,
who recently was accused of having de
stroyed records wanted for Inspection. The
charge was not maintaained In court. Mr.
Urlon Is general counsel for Armour & Co.
The bonds of Mr. Armour and Mr. Mweker
were furnished by Armour employes
Ge&rge B. Robblns. president of the Armour
car lines, and Hobert Dunham, assistant
treasurer of Armour & Co.
Edward Tllden, president of the National
Packing company, was next to appear and
give bonds. He was Hollowed by Edward
Morris, president of Morris & Co., and
Louis H. Heiman, the company general
manager. Their bonda were signed by
Arthur G. Leonard, vice president and gen
eral manager of the Union Stock Yards &
Republicans Elect Charles D. Morris
of St Joseph Chairman Demo
crats Choose Shannon.
JEFFERSON, CITY, Mo.. Sept. lS.-The
republicans elected Charles D. Morris of
PL Joseph, chairman of the state commit
tee. Joseph B. Shannon of Kansas City
was elected chairman of the democratlo
stat committee. He was supported by
James A. Reld, a candidate for the nomi
nation for United States senator. Friends
of iff R. Francis, who Is also a candidate
for tre nomination of United States sen
ator, supported A. L. Harty of Stoddard.
Shannon won by one vote.
The socialists elected Marlon Cope of
Jasper county as their state chairman.
After the democratlo state committee was
organized, Congressman Champ Clark was
elected chairman of the platform commit
tee. Ho congratulated the democrats on
the election In Maine yesterday.
ments to office. So it was clearly within
the horizon of his every-eiy habits when
next morning he brought down a bundle of
linen to be sent to the laundry.
"I wish," he aald to his stenographer,
"you would call my laundry and ask the
driver on I. its rout to call for a bundle."
The stenographer, obedient girl, did as
instructed and when the lauudryman cam
she handed him a bundle from the locker.
Four days later the bundle came backh
and the winter suit, Ironed and starched,
yet crinkled and flaked with lint, rolled
out on th dek when the man opened th
Meanwhile his linen his gone to soother
laundry and the stenographer's apology has
From the Sioux City Jolrnal.
WANT SAFETY MATCH LAW
Fire Prevention Association Favors
New Building Code.
TO LESSEN GREAT FIRE LOSS
Rrpreseatatlrc Will Re Sent to Meet-
Inn; ot Kallanal Kireatlve Corn
mlttee, When New Coe Will
Be Whipped Into Scope.
A strong fight to secure a new building
code for Omaha will be madi; within the
next few months by the Nebraska State
Fire Prevention association, which held Its
annual meeting yesterday at ' the Rome
hotel. As a preliminary, an effort will be
made to prevent the use ot all but safety
matches In the state, through the Intro
duction of a model act in the legislature.
These movements are but" parts of a
general campaign to check the appalling
waste of property by fire, which, in 1909
amounted to $242,000,000 in the United
Frank B. Pond, ; secretary-treasurer of
state organisation, vvlll attend a special
meeting of the executive committee of the
national association In Chicago on October
S, at which the proposals ofa new Omaha
code will be whipped Into shape for pres
entation of the municipal authorities.
"It Is Impossible to say. Just' how soon
this coda will bo -ea' " aald Mr. Pond
yesterday. '"11 might iSJb a year, or even
more, but we hopoi to have the matter
ready withtn a much shorter time. All we
ran do Is to putAhe proposals up to the
city fathers, but we believe better legis
lation will follow and Omaha will become
a model In regard to fire laws."
The code will closely resemble that now
In force in Cleveland, changed to fit the
conditions of a city without a deep-water
Radical . alterations In the present re
strictions will be embraced In the pro
posals. The supporters of the movement
probably will feci their way by seeking
the Introduction of model bills at the capi
tal. Including, besides the one relating to
the use of matches, another governing the
storage ' of gasoline.
More than fifty delegate trom various
points In the state were present at the
Ona of the. most important feature of
the meeting was the election. The regu
lar slate presented was composed of the
off.ers tor last year: W. C. Lyle,
president; A. J. Love, vice-president; F.
M. Pond, secretary and treasurer.
The regular ticket was unanimously
elected and the following committees were
Executive Committee J. F. Dale, chair
man; E. D. Marr, C. D. Mullen, A. 8. Jacob
and C. R. Elgas.
Fire Protection and Water Supply Com
mittee R. F. Howe, chairman; W. A
Graham. W. n. Dudley, B. E. Hoffmaster
aim o. a. r owier.
Law and Ordinance Committee John w
Morrison, chairman; J. H. Casebeer W. S
Harding, H. H. Miller and L. L. Hamlin!
A committee was also appointed to in
spect conditions at Norfolk, reporting rec
ommendations for changes to lessen risk of
Although the association la not directly
connected with Insurance .work, and any
citizen of the state ia eligible to mem
bership, .he majority of th delegates
are insurance men.
Inspection Is Bin: Problem.
Baldes th question of construction, one
of th main problem embraced In tne
work In Nebraska 1 the inspection or
buildings in every city and town, irres
pective of insurance, and the making of
general reports on the results, with a
view to removing danger. In this the
association collaborates with the state
This campaign I being directed from
the headquarter of the association in
The evening's program Included a ban
quet at the Rome, given in honor of three
veteran Insurance men, each of whom has
worked In the Nebraska field for more
than twenty-five years.
They are John F. Dale, state agent of
the Phoenix Insurance company of Hart
ford; D. R. Welpton, executive special
agent of th Royal Insuranc company of
Liverpool, and Walter 1. Dallas, state
agent ef the Phoenix Insurance company
of ondon. Sixty covers will be laid.
Do you want a
good second girl?
The best ones read Bee want ads.
Call Tyler 1000 and a cheerful
staff will write your ad ani take
good care of It.
There Is a trick In finding good
Bee want ads seem to be Just
what is required to do it.
Everybody reads 15ee want
Parting of the Ways
long, Alhert !'
Ballinger's Order to Glavis is Factor
that Saved Big Tract to the
WASHINGTON, Sept 18. The govern
ment scored an Important victory In the
United States circuit court for the dis
trict of Oregon, when decisions were
handed down yesterday setting aside pat
ents on thirty-seven Maims to timber
land aggregating 6,000 acres, valued at
more than $500,000, which were held by
Oregon cases that formed the basis of
his charge that the head of the Interior
department was conspiring to allow the
the C. A. Smith Lumber company of Min
It was the telegram sent by Secretary
Balllnger to former Field Agent L. K.
Glavis, ordering him to suspend work
on the Alaskan cases and take up the
Cunningham coal claims to go to patent.
When suits were filed against those
claims on May 25, 1908, the statute of
limitations had only until June 4 to run
Had the government delayed until that
date it would have had no case, and It
was doubted at tb time, according to the
land office officials, whether ..the. gov
ernment had not already deferred action
too lonsj. Tbr was no atatute running
against tha Alaska claim at that. time.
Sum to Cornell
Will of Late Professor Gives Nearly
Seven Hundred Thousand Uncon
ditionally to University.
TORONTO, Ont., bept. 13. Cornell uni
versity receives $089,000 unconditionally by
the will of the late Prof. Goldwyn Smith,
probated here today, in which the value
of the estate Is Indicated as $832,859.
"I do this," the will says In reference
to the Cornell bequest, "to show my affec
tion for the university at the foundation
of which I had the honor of taking part;
to pay respect to the memory of Ezra
Cornell and to show my attachment as an
englishman to tne union of the two
branches of our race on this continent
with each other and with their common
To Relatives and old servants $60,550 Is
given. ) Toronto university receives Prof.
SmlthV library, valued at $9,300.
Pictures and statuary, valued at $5,000,
will go to the art museum of Toronto. The
will confirms the will of Mrs. Goldwyn
Smith, bequeathing the Grange, th Smith
homestead, to the city of Toronto.
The succession duties to the Ontario gov
ernment amount to $S3,2ft6.
NEW TESTAMENT IN CHINESE
First Edition Is Off Preaa of Bible
Society la Peking; Work Begun
Twenty Yenrs Aa;o.
PEKING, Wednesday. Aug. 17.-The final
revised edition of the New Testament, to
gether with the first completed book of
the old, the psalms of David, Is now Is
suing from the press In Chinese and stacks
of the volume are being shipped to the re
motest parts of China. The special com
mittee of translators are now gathered to
gether at Chefu at their annual conference
on the work, which they hope will be to
China what the authorized version of the
gospel Is to the Rngllsh speaking world.
The project was inaugurated in 1S90. at
a conference of all the missionary bodies
at work in China and is being consummated
at the expense of the bible societies of the
world. Several books are added each year
and It Is estimated that the whole volume
will be completed about the year 1915.
Two Aviators Are Lost in
Dense Fog Near New York
NEW YORK, Sept. 13 "Joe" Seymour.
In his Curtiss biplane, and "Tod" Schrlver,
in the Howard Diets biplane, had an un
usual experience early today, when both
became lost 'In a dense fog that hLing
over the Hempstead plains, obscuring all
Both men had difficulty In getting their
bearings and kept well up In th air to
prevent collisions with trees and fences.
Kach aeronaut was arned of the other's
approach by the throbbing of the motor,
thus avoiding collision, by flying over or
below each other aa they approached.
Seymour made four long cross-couutry
fiUhls and Schrlever made throe.
BudTON. Sept. 13.-Th United State
GOVERNOR REAUY TO FIGHT
Executive Indicates He Will Take
Primary Matter Into Court.
DOUGLAS VOTE IS MAIN BONE
Drrlare Number of Names on the Poll
Ilooks and Number of Ballots
Do Not Correspond In N am
her of Vottns Precincts.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Bept. 13. (Special.) Governor
Shnllenbergcr Is convinced that by going to
the courts ho can secure the democratic
nomination for governor, even If he does
not gain a sufficient number of votes by
the recount In Douglas county to land him
on the safe side. So It Is very probable
that If the Douglas county vote Is not
changed sufficiently to give him a ma
jority then he will go to the courts on
the question of the regularity of the ballots
"I understand that In one precinct In
Omaha." said the governor, "the signature
of only one Judge was on the ballots. The
law specifically provides that two Judges
must sign the bnllots. This provision was
enacted to prevent fraud. If the ballots
are to be counted where only one Judge
signs them, then It would be an easy matter
for one Judge to stuff a ballot box.
"I, have alao been informed that In one
precioot no names were taken down In the
polLbeok, but that the canvassing board
discovered by going to the city hail and
securing the poll book used In the election
of members of the water board, there
had been nine ballots counted in excess of
the names In the poll book. , All of these
votes were counted. The law expressly
provides that the names of the voters
shall be listed In the poll book. If the bal
lots exceed the names In the book, then It
becomes necessary for the canvassing
board, under the law to deposit the ballots
back In the box and draw out the number
In excess of the names registered In the
poll book. This was not done,
Name In Poll Book.
"Now It seems to be if we are to have
honest elections at least these two sec
tions of the law should be observed to the
letter, If ballots aie to be counted where
the number does not correspond with the
names In the poll book, then a voter could
vote In every precinct In the city and there
would be no way to prevent him.
"Of course It would be hard on a voter
to have his ballot thrown out because only
one Judge had signed It, but that Is the
law and It was enacted to operate against
dishonest elections. Our supreme court
has held that ballots are legal only when
at least two . Judges have signed them.
There Is no question about that. If the
two points I have raised are observed
there will be enough changes in the result
of the primary to give me the nomina
tion." Governor Shallenberger was feeling
pretty good when he was Informed at noon
that another precinct In Douglas county
had given him a net gain of thirty-five
votes. He believes now that enough
changes will be made by the recount In
Douglas county to give him a majority,
and If not he Is sure In his own mind that
If ha goe to court th ballots which have
been signed by only one Judge will be
thrown out and he Is equally sure that
the oourts will never consent to the count
ing of more ballots than there appears
names on the poll books.
Arthur Mullen has spent considerable
time lately In the state library looking up
the law in the case and there Is no doubt
he will be ready to file the suit whenever
the time is ripe.
Hod lea Found In Cistern.
JACKSON. Miss.. Sept. 13.-Acting on a
clew given by an anonymous letter to
Mayor t rowder, a clsiern beneath a room
ing house here has been drained and two
human bodies found. n t ik. r .
i-ium owy a lew uays
a lew uava iM n,l th f., vw.
that of a man. No arrests have been mn,i
Two Vflcrnri Are Lynched.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13.-WII1 Sharp
and Hob Bruce, two negroes, were lynched
near Tipton vllle, Tenn. last night for an
attempted assault on two little girls
aeronautlcal reserves. Intended to Include
in Its membership all the avla torts nf Hi
country and to bear a'dlstlnct relation to
.n government, wnicn shall have the
services of Its members In time of need
completed ifs organization In this city
- .e., mm m irrun oi mo emieavnrs
or James Barry Ityan and Clifford 11.
Harmon of New York, aided by various
high atmy and naval officials. The fol.
lowing officers wer named:
Commodore, James Berry Ryan of New
York; chief of staff, Clifford D. Harbnn
of New York; general board, Cortlandt
Fielt Bishop. Herbert I,. Hatterlee, Clif
ford B. Harmon and Jan.es Barry Ityan
or isew lork. Organization will b
fected ia each state.
Six Members of Bellinger Investiga
tion Committee Meet Issue State
ment, but No Official Report
EVIDENCE IN CASE DISCUSSED
Attempt is Not Made to Claim Any
DENOUNCE "MINORITY" ACTION
Assert Democrats Were Seeking- Party
Advantage in Proceeding.
FLINT NEEDED FOR A QUORUM
Another Merlins Will Be Put Oft
t ntil Menntor Arrives, When a
Foil Report Will Be
CHICAGO. Sept. 13-Slx republican mem
bers of the llallinger Investigating commit
tee met here today and Issued a statement
condemning the action of the four demo
cratic and ono "republican ' Insurgent"
members wno delivered a report at Min
neapolis last Wednesday, dem aniline; th
retirement from office of Secrstary Bal
IliiKer. Those present today ner Senators Nel
son, Sutherland and Root and Congress
men McCall, Olinstead and Dtnby. They
declared the nctii n of what they term the
"minority" at Minneapolis to have been
"according to tho worst methods of ward
The evidence In the Ballhigor case was
discussed, but In the absence of a iUorum,
they state, no action on the casj luelf was
possible. It was reported thut Senator
Nelson had authority to act for Senator
Hint, who Is a member of tne iom mlttee,
but who Is In Kurope. Tins could not be
confirmed, but In any evnt no attempt
was made to use the alleged proxy. Ad
Journmtnt was taken subject to call of th
chairman. Senator Nelson.
As the "minority" declined to attend to
day's conference and took their adjourn
ment at Minneapolis until the next meeting
of congress it is probable that Senator Nel
son, who, as the seventh member, would
make a quorum.
Statement aa Issued.
Following Is the statement Issued:
"The hearings of the commute after
proceedings for months were ended In th
closing days of the last session of congresa.
There was no opportunity and no attempt
upon the part of anybody to have th com
mittee meet fur purposes of consultation
upon the evidence to report its findings
to congress prior to the adjournment of th
session. Under the circumstances that
course was manistly impossible. Tha
comlmttee is the creature of a special act
of congress, which fixed the number of Ita
members at twnlv ' alv an-iatnrm nNniHt.A ,
by the . vice president and!.' six --reprosenta-'
tiven elected by, toe Bods, The act cart
fully defined th powers and Jurisdiction
of the committee and contained a mandate
that it should report Its findings- to this
congress. ' '
- - w - -1 -V . --..., Bvyuillinu .
"Tho day of the meeting found th mem
bership widely scattered and only seven of
the twelve member present. Three other
members 'were detained by brief, but per
emptory engagements. Senator Flint was
iVi Kurope and Senator Root on th sea re
turning from arguing a cose for the govern
ment before The Hague tribunal. Upon re
assembling two days later, eight gentle
men were present and two mor were re
ported on the way. The eighth member to
uppeur happened to be a democrat and the
members of that party themselves were In
temporary control and promptly proceeded
to turn the circumstance to what seemed
to them a party advantage. In advance
of any consultation whatever Upon th evi
dence, which never had been weighed and
discussed In committee, they demanded th
passage of resolution of th most sweep-
! lng character, formally finding Secretary
Balllnger guilty, not merely of charges that
had been made, but of charges that had
only been Implied, and of things, which
never have been charged, but which per
sons appearing at the hearing had alleged
Other Member Protest.
"Other members ot the committee pres
ent protested ag-ainst such proceedings,,
which would dispose ot the case on th
absence of four of th twelve members,
making It possible for a minority of th
committee to find th committee verdict,
and this, too, without any consultation or
"But the partisan political end to be at
taned by the democratic minority became
all the more urgent In proportion a the
railway trains bearlsg other members of
the committee were approaching Minneap
olis. The minority refused even to take a
recess, and the other members, protesting
against the evident determination to take
snap judgment by a minority In th ab
sence of a third of tha whole tribunal and
declining to bear any responsibility for this
converting the Investigation into a trav
esty and for a violation of tha funda
mental principle which should govern tiie
proceedings, withdrew from th meeting,
and thus deprived the democrats of thtur
temporary control of the committee.
"The meeting being left without a quorum
any attempted decision of the case would
hacv no more validity than would Ilka
laction of a similar number of men -,iiw.ii
at random in the streets, but the spectacle
wa presented of five (,-entlamen out of
a tribunal of welve created by the congress
of the United States ausumlng to act as th
tribunal ltelf. These live gentlemen con-tlnui-d
their pj'oceexb n so to the end, ao
coidlng to the wirst methods of ward
politics and after pielending to adopt a re
port of eighty-nine pages wlUeli thy
brought to the meeting already prepared
and which vas rover tho subject of con
sideration or dlscusMon or even read in
committee, they gave to the newspapers,
although the law leuulied It to be ren
dered to congress; and they completed
tho:r perversion of tho purpose of the meeh
lng by adjourning to December 3 ho as to
If possible, any action or cou-
I sldeiatlt n or discussion of evidence by th
commute In the meantime; and by solemn
'vote they gra.iou.ly extended to the m.
Jorlty leave to Tile a minority report.
Action Wa linlees.
"It does not neej to be said that such
ectlon In both form and substance la
wholly lawless and It leaves It entirely un
necessary to a .ik what sort of Justlc any
public servant could look for whose char
acter was on trial In such a proceeding In
the excitement of a political campaign. If
there la any relation retwnen lawless meth-
(Continued on Hecond 1'ture t
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