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VOL. XL-NO. 27.
Talk of War with Japan it Revived,
General! Hodges and Grant De
claring for Great Army.
Army Officers Contend Landing of an
Enemy it Practicable.
Insist that Uncle Sam is in No Wise
Prepared for Contest.
Representative ml Japan Kara There
la Nothing la the Warlike Talk
aaa that Hit fointrr 1 afar
CHICAGO, Dec. 17. (Special Telegram.)
General Charles L. Hedg'-s, commander of
the Department of the Lakes, today de
clared that Japan could land an army on
the Pacific coast with ease at any time,
because of the weakness of the t'nlted
States army, as pointed out by Hecretary
of War Dickinson, who recommended Im
mediate steps be taken to correct this
weakness. He also declared the 1'nlted
Htates would finally be victorious after
a long and hard fight.
General Hedges was seen at his . office
In the federal building end asked what
he thought about the prospects of a war
with Japan and what he believed the re
sult would be In case Japan landed a huge
army on the shores of the Pacific coast.
"I don't believe Japan Is looking for
war," declared the general. He knows
something ' of the Japs, as he -saw con
siderable service In the Philippines and
had soma opportunity of studying the
Japanete army and navy.
"Of course, an Invasion of the Pacific
coast Is entirely practicable." he continued.
"The Paclflo coast Is not adequately de
fended. There Is 2.000 miles of shore lying
long our western coasts, and an enemy
would have little trquble In landing an
General Graat Saya More Men.
General Frederick Dent Grant, com
mander of the Department of the l'.ast,
who waa formerly stationed In Chicago,
declared In an Interview In New York that
out oountry was In no way prepared for
"We need 1,000,000 men to defend our
coasts," declared Central Grant. "W
need a larger standing army. In case of
war we would have to draft GOO.OuO men
to defend our coasts, and It would take
weeks to properly equip them. The whole
equipment would have to be rushed and It
could not be done In time to check the
enemy. This. Is the situation that we must
consider and there la no dodging of It."
In speaking of ihls phase of the matter.
General ILodgoa said . - . - . i . -.
"The Paclflo coast, too, would be the
first point that Japan would attack. In case
of war. . ",. ! .
"The Japs have a great. navy 'and have
a larae' number of transports with which
hv eouM aend a ble- army to' our "shores I
under convoy of battlf ships, which could j
protect the transports easily.' The landing
on the coast would be accomplished almost
without opposition."
loare ta Only Talk, Says Yamaeakl.
"All this scare about war with Japan is
talk mere talk.
"There are no reasons why the two
ooimrlea should fight each other, and they
will not.
"Japan wants to com pete" with the United
States, but to compete commercially and i
not on the field of battle."
These three brief sentences quotations
from an Interview with K. Yamaaakl, Jap
anese consul to Chicago, Indicate the
views of the Chicago Japanese regarding
the present scare:
"This talk more talk about a war be
tween Japan and the United States Is ab
surd, "further declared Mr. YamasakL
"It makes all Japanese laugh. Japan
wishes to compete with the United States.
We all believe that comietltlon Is a fine
thing, but the competition should be
friendly and of purely a commncial na
ture, and not on ibe battlefield, with rifles
end swords, trying to see which army
tan kill the greatest number of Its opjwn
enU. "We think," continued Mr. Yamaaakl.
laughingly, "thut this war agitation Is
being forced by certain American business
men. to whom a war scare would be an
advantage. We can see no other reason
for it.
"Do you remember a report from thu
west that certain American girls bad re
fused to dance with vlnlllng Japanese offi
cers? Well, tliut rport was absolutely
groundless. I liae it from high Japanese
authority that mv country Is sending out
no spies and Intend to send out none.
Japan Is for peace. Thero are no reasons
why the two countries should fight each
other and they will not."
Reela-aatloM Arc Krault .of rroeeen
tlnn of Rika. HU anil finales
I ntier Miur l.nw.
KIOVX CITY, la.. lev. 17.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) -Wholesale resignations from the,
Kiss, Owls and I'.aiileJ lv!(!cs on the part
of the saloon men and uw-n uOterwIee Iden
tified with the tale of liquor ure the result '
of pronoculiuu lioiil.t SKBlnxt the lodge'
by the Antl-faltion 1. 'g The Mien who
liaxe resiKited t a oat Injunctions against'
the ldea wcul.l ity to Individual niein. .
bera and make t!e:.i I.aMe to contempt prn
ceedlnua iul Tines. Among thote
who i'l he cr.J. !:'. iJ f:o:n "tllrsatly selling
U'iukis" ii m-u'uI inlnlsteia and priests.
Men nt leleil ut Takluu II r I bra fur
I Bernrltklns Hnsar tiltea
Ten lloalbi r'.arh.
NEW VKK. lec. 17. Charles l. Mif v
an.l Charles II. Nardell, former "iH"
KOerniiient wflghei-e, ho were eonvlcte'l
lact 8r4emher In the I'nited States clrgult
court of tKln bilbo money from Thniuai
P H la. emplnyed on the Arliui'kla docks
In UrooKlvn. for the falf.- welclinic of
lunar, were sentenced tixlav lv Ju.lKe
Martin to ten months each in tiie Ne.v
Vork penitentiary on niackwell's (aland.
Judit" Martin granted a slay for sixty
(U) b, so that the convicted men may appeal.
Bond Indorsement
By Trust Company
Causes Liability
Decision by Ohio Circuit Court Estab
lishes Precedent Which May Cause
Total Changes in Methods.
CINCINNATI. O.. Dee. IT The circuit
court of the First Ohio district, by re
versing the rase of Charles I Prelfus
against the I'nlcn Pavlnas Hans and Trust
company, today establish a precedent
which may rause every trust compnny In
the I'nited States to change the Indorse
ment which It Is customary to place on
Drelfus received from Holzman A Co.,
who .afterward failed, six bonds Indorsed
by the I'nlon Ravines and Trust company,
as folloms:
"It Is hereby certified that this bond Is
one of the series of bonds described In
the mortgage or deed of trust within men
tioned." The Indorsement that was used was au
thorised by lawyers at the Instance of
the American Bankers' association to avoid
the liability, whleh in the ease the cmrt
has decided to the trust rompany. The
service which a trust company performs
as an Increase Is merely that of certifying j
that the bond Is one of a series and only j
a nominal fee Is chanced. 1
If the rt.ell.,n .tn and the trust com.
pany becomes liable for the security men-
tloned In the deed of trust. It will mean i
that Instead of a nominal fen bring
charged, every bond Issue will entail a
large aiini being- paid to th trust company
to prevent over-Issue.
The mater has been under discission at
every meeting of the American Hankers"
association and It thought that there would
be no possibility of a decision like that of
tody. The I'nlon Ravings Rank and Trust
company, realising that this Is a test case
which trust companies throughout the
oountry arq Interested will carry the mat
ter to the highest couns.
British Coalition
Gains Two Seats as
Result of Campaign
With Only Eight More Pollings Gov
ernment Majority in Commons
Practically Unchanged.
LONDON, Dec. 17 With only eight con-
I stltuenclea remaining to be polled today
and Monday, the elections are pVactloally
ended and to all intents and purposes the
new Parliament will be Identical with that
chosen In January last. Barring further
gains or losses, the government will have
a coalition majority of 126 as against Its
previous majority of 124. .
Today's totals are:
Unionists, 170; coalitionists, 392, com
posed of 267 liberals, 72 nationalists, 10 In
dependent nationalists and 43 labor mem
bers,. The latest returns give the liberals,
unionists and the nationalists each another
gln. . . . ... ,. r, . .
Montgomery borough has reverted to
unionism, while the Banbury district of
Oxfordshire turned eut the Unionist mem
ber. Captain It B. Brashey, and ' seated
the liberal candidate, Eustace Flness. The
veteran miner member. W. Abraham, bet
ter known by the name of "Mathon," was
again elected by- the customary huge ma
jority of the laborltea for the Rhoneda
division of Glamorganshire.
Jury Cointnlealnn l.atv of. Buchanan
County Void Been nee of
JEFFERSON CITT, Kfo., Dec. 17.-The
supreme court held In an opinion today that
the law giving authority to courts of
appeals to transfer causes from one court
to another unconstitutional and void. The
Jury commissioner law of Buchanan county
wae held to be unconstitutional on the
ground that since St. Joseph's population
has been reduced below 100,000 the law
does not apply.
Imported Strike Breakers Act as M o-
WINNIPEG. Man.. Dec. 17. The street
railway rompany started running twenty
cars this morning with Imported strike
breakers as motormen and college students
as conductors. Two policemen were on
each car. The Una was well patronized.
Prominent Speaker Who
Addresses Traveling Men
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Walter 1 Moody, general manager of
the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, who
la to speak In Omaha at the great Travel
Ids Men's dinner of the Commercial rlub.
knoas the traveling sales business from
the ground up and the top down Ills
experience has enabled him to writs suc
cessfully a book on the theme. It bears
the title. "Men Who Sell Things."
Government May Enmesh Many Chi
cago Brokers in Investigation
of Bucketshop Deal.
System to Anticipate Regular Quota
' tions is Suspected.
Prosecution Possibly to Include Tele
graph Officials.
liinrrniurat Kipecti Return of In
dictment a )rry Few Day a Case
Ready for Presentation In
CHICAGO, Dec. 17. (Special Telegram.)
Government searchlights may be turned
upon members of the Chicago Board of
Trade on Monday, when the new federal
'ana Jurv oegine investigation VI cuu-
"itlons among brokerage concerns here as
rMuIt of ,he rald on ,he offlre8 of ,he
I capital investment company ana me ar
rest of thirty men. Charges that the raided
concern used a special "fast wire" to bring
stock quotations here ahead of the regular
reports led to rumors that other brokers
had resorted to the same methods. Plans
were laid for a sweeping Investigation as
a result.
An announcement that the bucket shop
combination would be the first matter
taken up by the new grand Jury led to the
cliculatlon of more reports that high offi
cers of the Western Union Telegraph com
pany might be Involved. No attempt waa
made though to arrest W. J. Lloyd, traffic
manager of the Western Union.
Will Hold Hooka.-
Meanwhile George Scarborough, counsel
for the Department of Justice, and Special
Agent Dewoody conferred with Attorney
Sims. Tbese officials decided to resist any
attempt which might be made by Sid Mc
Hle to obtain possession of the confiscated
bucks of the Capital Investment company.
They said they feared he would attempt
to secure the books through a court order
based on his wish to reimburse clients of
the concern.
Government officials Interested In the
j case declared that It would be so carefully
prepared when It Is presented to the grand
Jury Monday that very little time will be
needed for Its consideration. Indictments,
they said, might be expected Monday or
early Tuesday.
Only nine of the men for whom warrants
were issued when the Capital Investment
company was raided remain to be arrested.
Five of these were expected to give them
selves up today. The most Important man
who has not yet given bond Is William K.
Holligan, .McHle's chief lieutenant, who Is
In New Tork. Holllgaa is the brother-in-law
of Traffic Manager Lloyd of the West
ern Union. Reports that many Indictments
would be returned by the grand Jury In,
connection with the bucket shop case .were
circulated and It waa said prominent 'men
not yet mentioned, would be Involved.
Lien Against Iowa
Traction Company
Atlantic Northern & Southern is Sued
. by Contractors for About Eighty
Thousand Dollars.
ATLANTIC. Ia., Dec. 17. f Special Tele
gram.) Shughart & Barnes of Des Moines,
grading contractors, today filed a mechan
ics' lien against the Atlantic Northern &
Southern railway for the sum of 179,144.74.
This company did the grading on the road
which Is supposed to be completed by Jan
uary 1. Their entire bill Is I1J29.869.S4. They
have been paid $50,000. The Hen will not
prevent the completion of the road, but It
Indicates that the road Is In close condi
tions financially. The Atlantic Northern 4
Southern la a private road, being built by
subscriptions and taxes In the townships of
Mongomery and Cass county, between
here and Vllllsca. The managers of the
road state that they are temporarily em
barrassed by the Inability to get funds.
The taxes which have been voted them are
tied up In the courts. Other taxes voted
do not come due until January 1.
Mr. Moody began hla career In Detroit
as a stock boy. later became a house man
and then a com merles! traveler. Then he
organized a Jobbing house of his own and
waa vice president and Kmropean buyer for
thla. Then he resigned to become the
sales manager of a Chicago house, which
la the largest In the world In its line.
He promptly Joined the Chamber of Com
merce on removal to Chicago, became
chairman of Its commlttae on membership
and his work on this committee, on special
committees and In promoting trade ex
cursions brought him more prominently
than ever before the business community.
It finally resulted In his election, Ie-em-hr
r, 15, IX)?. rs business manager and on
January 5 of lant year general manager of
the association.
Mr. Moody Is therefore the active and
titular head of the largent business asso
ciation In the world with corresponding
powers and opportunities.
Ills coming to Omaha to speak here Fri
day. leeomber 30. at the Auditorium dinner
Is a tribute not only to Omaha as a business
center, but to the dinner Itself, which In
respect to mere slxe and to commercial Im
portance U the MkccH thing Omnha has
ever known.
Approximately l.joO men will dine to
gether that evening and of these about
1.00 or 1.C00 will be active traveling sales
men. Ciia dinner Is noteworthy not only
In resepct to !r.e tut for the enthusiasm
lth which the Idea was received when
first announced by the Commercial club.
Jobbing houses and manufacturers fairly
tumbled over one another to get In line
and fl'i d thrlr rell s so fast the rlrb
forced to call a hslt and ask for sys
tematically filled out answers. A mistake
was m uie Ly the club In announcing Ie
i ember 23 as the last day when houses can
answer Invitations. The announcement
should have read, "Monday, Uecetuber
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Bay State Senator Supports Amend
ments by Sections.
Idaho Sinn Sara He Doea not Want
Any Expert 'Pencil Men to
Tell Htm .What
to Do.
WASHINGTON! Dec. -17. - Asserting
wholesale revisions of the tariff to be an
unmitigated Injury to the business Inter
ests of the country and ruinous to the
party that undertakes them." Senator
Lodge In a speech today In the senate sup
ported amendment by sections.
He spoke on a motion to refer the Cum
mlna Joint resolution to the committee on
rules. The house, he said, now had power
to bring In special rules to cut out amend
ments. He believed the senate could adopt
a similar plan. Therefore, he did not be
lieve necessary a general law such as Is
contemplated by the resolution. Senator
Lodge announced himself In accord with
the president's tariff commission plan.
Hpeaklng of the desirability of the amend
ment of the tariff In separata parts, rather
than as a whole. Mr. Ixdge said such
changes could not be undertaken without
entering; on a complete revision of all the
"It may be said." Mr. Lodge argued,
"that It Is easy for the majority to vote
down objectionable amendments, but the
range Is so great as to render It Impracti
cable to offer any amendment that does
not open up the whole subject."
Mr." Heyburn announced direct and un
yielding opposition to the Cummins resolu
tion and to all efforts at piecemeal revi
sion. "We want no expert body of pencil men
to tell us what to do," he said, adding that
there waa no telling where such a system
would lead. He then expressed apprehen
sion that the "finespun scheme" might
bring about a revision of the wool schedule
because the manufacturing states want
wool treated as a raw material. Then,
referring to the talk of foreign compeltlon,
Mr. Heyburn declared that such talk was
resorted to for purposes of coercion.
The resolution was left on the table
for further discussion.
To make Christ
mas shopping easy.
The Bee is running
f a "For Chr.stmas"
column on the first
want ad page.
In this column almost every
thing suitable for Holiday
Gifts ia mentioned, with the
name of the person from
whom it may be obtained.
You may find here an ap
propriate and inexpensive
present, or suggestion of the
newest things offered this
It will save worry and time
and money to consult the 'For
Christmas" Column before
you start out shopping today.
Call Tyler 1000 for Want Ada.
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Events of the Week, as Viewed by The
Mail Pouch Stolen
; : . at Marshalltown
Two Employes of Transfer Company
Charged with Stealing Kegis
v tered Pouch.' " '
MARSHALLTOWN, Ia Dec. 17.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Amos Cummlngs and Kalph M.
Purcell, aged 20 and 21, were arrested at
noon today for theft of mall sacks stolen
here Thursday night. Purcell confessed
and took officers to where registered mall
packages had been rifled. Both are em
ployes of the transfer company from whose
wagon the pouch hud been stolen.
A pouch containing a large quantity of
flrst-claas mall from the west on the
Northwestern was stolen from the wagon
that carries the mall from the station to
the postofflce. lte Friday afternoon boys
playing shinny knocked the can they were
playing with under a barn and found the
pouch. It had been ripped open and part
of the contents rifled. This In the third
pouch that has been stolen here In that
number of months.
Philip Medart of tit. I.oola Comiulta
flnlrlde Becaoae of 111
ST. LOL'IS. Dec. 17. Following fifteen
hours of secrecy the family of Philip
Medart, millionaire manufacturer, admitted
today that he had shot and killed him
self last night. It was not until this morn
ing that a policeman was admitted Into the
Medart house. Medart was 72 years of age
and was In 111 health.
South Dakota Federal Judge
Named for Commerce Court
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Slou Falls. S. I.
Those who have for years watched the
course and been familiar with the great
fairnt-a of Judxe John K t'arlaml of the
I'nltfd States court at Sioux Falla, w.ll
coucede that his elevation to the new com
merce court by Ptesident Taft is a pro
Bees Artist.
Senate Subcommittee Gives Out Basis
of Its Report.
t. A -it aasjaaassBBMssa -'
It Days that the Senator Coald Have
Been Elected Had All Members
I'ndrr ' Charges Voted
Aa-alnat Hint.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17.-Scnator 1-orl
mcr of Illinois, was given a clean bill ol
health today by the subcommittee of th
senate committee on privileges and elec
tions, which Investigated charges of brib
ery made In connection with his election
to succeed Senator Hopkins.
The report of the Investigation was made
to the full committee on privileges and
elections, which then adjourned until Tues
day to give the members opportunity to
study the evidence and the sub-commlttes
Kvldence that there waa money passed
between certain members of the Illinois
legislature was not Ignored by the sub
committee, but It was declared that If th
votes of members charged either with re
ceiving or apying money had been elimi
nated. Mr. Lorimer still would have had
a majority of three votes.
Not Connected with Jackpot.
The subcommittee waa a unit in ascer
taining that the evidence did not show Mr.
Lorimer had been connected with the al
leged distribution of a "Jack-pot" or any
money to Influence the legislature In the
preferment of himself to: Hie senatorshlp.
The subcommittee was composed of Ben-
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motion-worthily bestowed.
No federal circuit judge In the country
ranks higher for personal Integrity and
Judicial ability than Judge Carland. While
presiding over the federal court for South
Dakota he has been called upon to de
cide a number of cases of much more
than state Importance and ' Involving ex
tensive financial Interests. All of his de
cisions have been sound and rare examples
of directness and clearness. It ts rarely
the case that a decision of his has on ap
peal overruled, appeals from his decisions
as a usual thing resulting In his decisions
being affirmed by the higher court.
In addition to being one of the bent
posted judges in the I'ntted States, Judge
."arland long has been noted for his prompt
nens. After cases have been argued before
him, It Is his practice to without delay enter
upon the task of preparing hla decision,
and he works long and hard and sticks at
the task until It is completed. While some
Indues permit weeks or months to elapse
before rendering written opinions In cases
coming before them, with Judge Carland
It has been a matter only of days.
Judge Carland also Is a great stickler
for court etiquette, and, to use a slang,
phraae, "no monkey business" goes In
his court. His court Is conducted with a
quietness and dignity which reflects honor
upon himself and Increases respect for hla
That Judge Carland's legal ability Is
acknowledged by the Jurists of the land
is ahown by the fact that on a number of
nccaasions he Ikij accepted Invitations to
sit on the I'nited States Circuit court of
Appeala at Ht. Paul. t. Louis and Den
ver. ind has aided that court In hearing
cases and rendering decisions. Personally
he Is blunt and direct, a hater of shams
and a tiled and true friend to those who
have demonstrated that they are honest and
Money Measures Hurried in Congress
Though Upper Body Takes Up
Cummins Motion.
Judicial and Legislative Bill Giyen
Due Consideration.
Puts Block in Way of Measure Carry
ing Large Sum.
President Prnpoaea Name of Srr Mat
for Poatmaatrrahlp at Kontk
Omaha herley Una Reso
lution. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17--The house
pacsed the urgent deficiency approprlntlon
bill today. The measure, after amendments
had been made to It by both the hojse
and senHte, carried 11.0)10, ill 5.
In the senate there was sharp debate
ovrr the Cummins resolution, which would
amend the rules of the senate and house
to permit revision of the tariff law. Sen
ator l.oilsc and llerbiirn both criticised
the Instrument, the latter declaring his In
tention to oppose Its adoption to the end
and closing his attack only when Mr. Cum
mins consented, to let the resolution go
over. The senate then took up the omnibus
claims bill, which was still under con
sideration at adjournment.
The house took up and parsed the urgent
deficiency measure Immediately after It
convened. The remainder of tho time w
given over to consideration of the legis
lative, executive and Judicial appropriation
bill. It was under consideration at ad
journment. ' Hoth senate and house will reconvene at
noon Monday.
Stntaa of HI mils.
The army appropriation bill carrying a
little less than HKS.000,000 will be ready to
report to the house from the military af-
fulrs committee before congress enters
upon Its holiday recess. Final action, hov, -ever,
may bo delayed so as to prevent the
submission of the report until after the
The postofflce appropriation bill will not
be ready for report to the house until
about February l. The house committee
on postofflces has Just completed tho hear
ing on the measure, and a subcommittee to
draft the bill wl enter upon its labors
early In Januai . .
Congress pasxtd the urgent deficiency
appropriation bill today In one hour and
forty minutes. As the measure carried
Sl.060,615, this was appropriating public
funds at 110,000 a minute. As reported In
the house the bill carried ISOO.OOO, but when
It reached the senate It had grown to"
(09S.672 and the senate added the remainder.
Chief among the Items are $5M,0O for '
continuation of work on the dry dock in
New York Navy yard and $39,780 to pay the
expenses of the new commerce court. The
sum of JXO.000 is Included to pay Richard
Parr, the I'nited States customs Inspector
the remainder of the reward of 1100.0)0,
which he was awarded for bringing to light
the existence of the sugar weighing frauds
In the New York customs house. The bill
now goes to the president for Ills signature.
To l.lmlt Appropriations. ('
For the purpose of limiting appropria
tions by congress to the amount actually
In sight In the way of government reve
nues, Representative Sherley of Kentucky
Introduced a resolution In the house today
providing for a committee on estimates
and expenditures. The committee la to be,
In substance, a budget committee, which
will consider the available revenue, appor
tion It amongst the various branches and
departments and systematically prune
down estimates until they come within the
available funds. The Bherley resolution
provides for the committee to Include the
chairmen, four ranking majority members
and three ranking minority members, re
spectively, of the ways and means com
mittee and the appropriations committee
and the chairmen and one ranking minor
ity member each from the other commit
tees which pass upon appropriation bills.
In thla way all committees having to do
with raising or appropriating revenues
would have representation on the budget
The resolution was sent to' the house
committee on rules for consideration. A
budget committee along somewhat similar
lines, known as the committee on publle
expenditures, waa created by the senate
two years ago, but It ha not actually
taken up the work of passing upon all con
greaalonal appropriations.
Macon atops Wheels.
Because Representative Maoon of Arkan
sas made a point of order today against
practically every Increase of salary, no
matter how small, provided for In the leg
islative, executive and Judicial bill, alow
progress was made In the house, where the
bill was under discussion almost the entire
day. Efforts were made to. dislodge Mr.
Macon from his attitude, but without re
sult. Representative Uvlngston of Georgia
spoke In a humorous vein, saying that
some members, If they could live long
enouglw would be legislating In the same
old rut a thousand years from now as was
followed a hundred years ago. He pleuded
for the house to have some confidence In
the work of Its appropriations committee.
The various savings brought about by Mr.
Macona objections amounted to a few
thousands of dollars, as compared with
more than $30,000,000 csrried In the bill.
Committee on Comroltteea aeteit
Flrat by Nebraska Member.
(From a Btaff Correspondent )
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. tBpecial Tele
gram.) Now that Champ Clark, who will
undoubtedly be speaker of the sixty-second
house of representatives. Is out with a
statement thst the selection of committee
membership should not be vested In the
power of one man, but be controlled by a
committee of which the speaker shall not
even be a member. It is pertinent to recall
that this committee on committees wa
originally suggested by George W. Noi l is,
representing the Fifth Nebraaka district
Judge Norris on June 1 last Introduce I
the resolution which was referred to the
committee on rules, providing for a com
mittee on committees and defining tin
manner In which members shall be ele led.
No definite result haa been reached I i
the contest for the postmastershlp at Nc-