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j, .This Day in Omaha
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. 8 Editorial Pate of Met luat
vol. xm NO. 25.
OMAHA, "WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 17, 1912-TWELVE PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
. SHOT TO DEATH
Herman Rosenthal Called from His
Place of Business and Mur
dered on Sidewalk.
ONE : SUSPECT IS ARRESTED
Men Guilty of Crime Jump Into Taxi
and Are "Driven Away.
IIVE TAKE . PAST IN CRIME
Dead Man Was to Have. Been Wit
' ness in Court Against Grafters.
POliCE UNDER SUSPICION
TJceeased Active In Starting- Invest!
Ration - Looking! to Clearing, Xp
, of the Civle Atmosphere , .
of New York City.
NEW YORK,' July 16. Herman Rosen
iliaVproprietor of a gambling house here,
whose sensational charge that the po
lice were guilty of grafting and oppres
atom were to be investigated today by the
grand jury, was shot and killed n front
of the Hotel Metropole early this morn
ln(f by five men. who escaped In a large
.gray -touring ' car.-
" Rosenthal was- murdered only a few
hours' before" tie was to appear in the
home of District Attorney Whitman and
give further statements in an effort to
substantiate" the police grafting' charges.
Within three hours after - the murder
detectives visited a parage on Washing
ton .square, known to, the police as the
headquarters of the taxicar robbers, who
recently robbed bank messengers of $25,
000 ahd'eaptufed a man describing himself
as Louis Llbby, whom they made a pris
oner Ion the .charge of homicide. The
police also . recovered an automobile that
they: gay waa the one that figured In
the murder. . . . . ,'... ...' ,
jJi - . Ubbr la Identified.
Deputy Commissioner : Dougherty as
serted that, eye-witnesses to the murder
of. Rosenthal .Identified Llbby as one of
the Quintette who drove up in front of
the hotel and calling the gambler from
the, dining room to the sidewalk shot
him down with a fusillade of .bullets, and
then: fled to the motor car. Rosenthal
was shot five times In the head. ,
Mrs. Sadie Rosenthal,; widow of .the
gambler. In a . statement to District At
torney Whitman, put the assassination
of her husband squarely up to the police.
She warned her husband that t he kept
an appointment he would come to a
violent end. : She said she had a : pre
monition a tragedy would follow such a
conference and , she named a police of
Jtolal as one of the men who was to be
.present. ' ' . .
Deputy Police Cpmmlssioner Dougherty
aid today; , ,,.,,,; .'i .
"The ear used wa No, ,S1 New York.
It war bought by Xoulr Llbby last Oc
tober. He" promised to' pay SS9S for it;
had paid J200 and was Mill paying- on It- j
. Car is Identified.
"It has been positively Identified as
the car used by the assassins and Llbby
has been positively... identified as th
chauffeur and as one of the men Who
fired at Rosenthal. The car was found
in the garage on. South Washington
square. ' ,.,". ;
"The Charge against . the prisoner Is
homicide. The garage Is the same in
which waa found In the taxi used by Mon
tanl in the $25,000 taxi robbery. At this
time this Is aU I can say.' ' . .
Police Lieutenant , Becker joined Dis
trict Attorney Whitman when he heard
of the murder. He said: '
"It is very regrettable.. I know of no
motive. I haven't seen Rosenthal for a
week, and then I met. him casually."
The. police learned that Rosenthal
talked with friends about the degree of
safety in which he moved about sines
he brought charges against the police.
"I've been threatened,". Rosenthal was
quoted as saying; "but I don't care a
hang for anybody. I'm going . to stay
right here and face this thing. They
didn't play this game on the level and
I'm going to stick and meet justice,"
Rosenthal sprang suddenly Into publio
notice only last Friday, when he filed
affidavits charging that the police were
In league with gamblers. He has been
proprietor of a gambling house, closed on
April 15 after a raid by Police Lieutenant
Becker, head of 'the so-called strong-arm
squad. - '
This raid, Rosenthal declared, followed
a misunderstanding between himself and
Becker. The latter, Rosenthal alleged,
was his partner, having lent him $1,500
on a chattel mortgage as a share In the
gambling business.' Becker's share
amounted to 25 per cent of the profits.' :
Statement by Becker. '
Lieutenant Becker later said:' " '
"It ought to be needless for me to say
I think I ought not to be asked to say
that I know absolutely nothing about the
crime, who perpetrated it, what the mo
tive, or what end Is to bo gained by It
I want to aay, now that I have said this
much, that it was to my best and omy
advantage that Rosenthal shoulu have
been permitted to live for many years, if
(Continued on Second Page,)
; The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. .. Wednesday: - .
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair tonight and Wednesday; slightly
warmer tonight '
S a. m.
7 a. m.........
t a. m.i
' 10 a. m...,....
2 p. m.. ......
I p. m
' Local Weather Record.
1911. 191L 1910. 1909.
Lowest last night .... 0 65 72 67
PrecipiUUon Of .00 .00 .00
Normal temperature for today, 77 de
grees. , .......
Deficiency in precipitation since March
1, 7.40 Inchea
.EfLc!ncy J0T corresponding period of
1911, 7. inches.
i Deficiency for corresponding period of
1910, 1110 Inchea
Quarter Million to
WASHINGTON, July 16.-A quarter of
a million dollars was the estimate which
August Belmont, testifying today before
the senate committee Investigating
campaign contributions, placed upon his
contribution to the democratic national
campaign in 1904. He was not sure that
was the sum, but was "satisfied to let It
go at that"
"My habit has been that if I feel re
sponsible for anything, my obligation is
not measured by dollars and cents," said
Mr. Belmont when Senator Paynter asked
if his large contribution embarrassed
him. Mr. Belmont was a member of the
campaign executive committee that year.
Mr. Belmont told first of advancing
$60,000 to the -democratlo national com
mittee.. He said he had been reimbursed
some $42,000. -
."Those committees always start out
that way," he explained. "They ask for
advances and then begin to raise funds.
Later they reimbursed me so that the
balance of $R,00O only was a . contribution,
.The capitalist -remembered he had paid
two -small items" of $1,000 each to
Maurice Cucor, a Hungarian leader In
New Tork. . "
Senator'. Jones asked Mr. Belmont for
the total of his contribution. He did not
f'TVas it more than $50,000?"
"Oh, yea" - ; '
""$100,000?" " " '
"It must have been more than that"
"Was 'it" $25OO00?" pursued Senator
;"I doubt it. I tried to remember but I
find. I cannot," said Mr. Belmont
Senator Jones tried a new track.
"Did you . contribute .- by cash , or
."Very often by cash."
'And check?" queried Senator Paynter.
"Seldom by check. I cannot remember
the exact amount, . but I am satisfied
with an estimate of $250,000."
' Mr. Belmont was unable to' give an ac.
curate estimate of the total of the funds
at the disposal of the democratlo national
committee in 1904. When Senator Clapp
asked if it were $1,000,000 he "guessed" It
was not more than $600,000 pr $700,000.
Rights of Middle
Man to Be Fought
Out in the Courts
; WASHINGTON. July 16.-The rights
and the necessity of the much talked of
"middle man" In business will be fought
out and determined by the courts, it Is
expected, in the government's pendings
suits against the so-called ''amber trust."
Testimony now being taxen against the
Eastern States Retail Lumber Dealers
association forecasts, according to De
partment ef Justice officials, that the
Issue wilt go to-th -courts strly; PR
undisputed fact "revolving about -"the
legal scope of the operations of the raid
die mam It will be principally an eco
nomic question and the first time the
middleman's problem has been presented
to a court Of Justice.
All testimony In the eastern case being
taken by. an examiner will be completed
August L It will be ready for presen
tation at - the fall' term of - the United
States court for the southern - district
Of New. Tork. V f s " '
Four civil suits and one criminal prose
cution against lumber associations In
various parts of the country are all in
charge o Clark McKercher, special as
sistant to the attorney , general. The
taking of testimony In the suit filed at
St, Paul will begin on the Pacific coast
about August 15.
Great Heaps of
- Debris Are Left
by Denver Flood
DENVER, Colo., July 16.-The cloud
burst and flood in Cherry creek Sunday
night has passed into history, leaving a
great heap of debris, deposits of sand
and mud In buildings . and along the
boulevards and thfe ruins of wrecked
homes and with the still hardly credited
smaU fatalities of two dead. The list of
injured has swelled to eight
The mayor's relief committee organ
ized thoroughly for continued work, be
gan this .morning the final combing out
of the wreckage for the score or so of
The 500 refugees from the flood district
are destitute of everything but the cloth
ing they .wore when driven out of the
district. They will .be cared for by the
city . until the last ; are rehabilitated.
Rooms at hotels have been hired for some
not accommodated at the Auditorium.
Of the $1,000,000 flood loss -placed upon
personal property by Mayor- Arnold in
his revised estimate, more than half falls
upon the stock In the wholesale and ware
house district .. . . .
Quantities of stored food stuff is being
disposed of at less than half price, be
cause of water damage.
Bride Drowns in
DAVENPORT, la., July 16. -Mrs. John
Rusmann, aged 21 years, a bride of two
months, 'was drowned In the Mississippi
river last night while bathing with her
husband. Neither could swim. The wo
man went out beyond her depth and
went "down, her husband vainly trying
to reach her. The body was recovered
today. - - ,
BUTTER SHIPPERS ARGUE
AGAINST PROPOSED CHANGE
CHICAGO. July 1.-The official classi
fication committee today listened to the
views of shippers of butter on the change
In the classification of butter from tie
second to the first class,. In eastern ship-
menu. The change would materially In
crease the freight rates on the com
modity. Among ' those who protested
against the change was President Charles
H. Potter of the Elgin Board of Trade.
The committee will take the arguments
under consideration and Its ruling will
be made from the New Tork headquarters
on July 2' " 1 :
Alabama Congressman Meets Demo
cratic Candidate for President at
1 . Capital of New Jersey,
OTHER LEADERS ARE THERE
Thomas 7. Ryan, Perry Belmont Also
Call on Governor.
DEMOCRATS ,-VlaIT MARSHALL
Twenty Members of Committee Call
TOM TAGGART IS SPOKESMAN
He Addresses the Governor as Neat
Vice President of the United
States Candidate Also '
Makea Address. "
TRENTON, N. 3 Ju:y 16.-Oscar' W.
Underwood of the house of representa
tives met Governor Wilson for the first
time shortly after noon today at the
state house and went immediately into a
conference with the nominee; with whom
he lunched later In the afternoon. Mr.
Underwood met also at the governor's
office Perry Belmont, Thomas J. Ryan
and Charles P. Donnelly, the latter two
democratic leaders of Philadelphia
. . .
Committeemen Call on Marshall.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 16 Governor
Thomas R. Marshall, democratic candi
date for vice preisldent .today, received at
the state capjtol twenty members of the
democratic . national committee who
stopped here on their way home from the
reorganization, meeting at Chicago.
! "We are here representing the , national-committee
to pay its respects to.
you, governor, as the next vice president
of the United States." said Thomas Tag
gart Indiana committeeman.
Speeches pledging enthusiastic co-operation
during the campaign were made by
Martin J. Wade of Iowa and others.
In responding, Governor Marshall said
he "did not know whether he was 'pro
gressive', or not," and continued: "There
are many kinds of 'progressives' nowa
days. 6ne believes in taking the tariff
off Iowa , products and . putting it on
Indiana products, and another supports
the opposite policy. I am not that -kind
of a progressive. But if the term means
to believe that, the democratlo party
should meet changing conditions in pro
tecting, the people, against special inter
ests, I am progressive."
Thanking the committee for their visit
the governor said:
"I do not know what I can do for the
success of the ticket, though I know It
will be successful. - My petty hopes and
ambitlona are not worth considering. If
their sacrifice could elevate Wood row
Wilson tto the presidency I would makt
it now.; ' I am his tp command, to the
Uttermost of my'power.?;-,.,!. ,
The committeemen departed this After
noon and several accompanied Mr. Tag.
gart to French Lick Springs as Ms guests.
Roosevelt Convention In Illinois
CHICAGO, July 16.-A11 plans for avoid
ing the use of a third presidential ticket
in Illinois by placing the names of both
President Taft and Colonel . Roosevelt at
the. head of the republican ticket were
declared by Medill McCormick, head of
the Roosevelt forces, today to have been
William M. White, former mayor of
Peoria, and .George Fitch of Peoria said
emphatically 'they were opposed to any
"What we want," said Mr. Allen, "is a
specific statement from Governor Deneen
as to his position regarding Taft and
Roosevelt. Until then we will be In con
siaeraoie aoubt on the advisability of
putting up a complete state ticket. The
progressives throughout the state want
to keep the ticket entirely independent
but many of the state progressive offi
cers wero nominated on the republican
ticket and to get on a third ticket they
would have to withdraw from the regular
The announcement came Just before a
meeting of Roosevelt men, called to con
sider plans for the Roosevelt oragnlzation
by arranging for a state convention.
Roosevelt leaders came from all parts of
the state. :
The down-state men came . to Chlcaao
In response to a call sent out some days
ago by Mr. McCormick for a conference
to make plans for a state convention to
select delegates to the national progres
sive convention, set for August 6.
-A committee composed of one member
irom each congressional district in the
state was appointed to draft a call for a
state convention and to report to the
meeting later in the day.
The convention will be held cither at
Springfield or Chicago. It was believed
tl at Chicago would be selected and the
time set for a few days before the na
tional convention, August 5. The call
tor the state convention la to be similar
to that for the national convention.
Fifteen Illinois republican editors con
ferred here today and, later telegraphed
to Medill McCormick at Chicago a pro
test against the proposed launching of a
third party state ticket in Illinois. After
their meeting the editors called on Gov
ernor Dineen. The advisability of calling
a conference of all republican editors of
the' state was discussed. '
SPEED MILLIONS GO TO
RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
LOUISVILLE, July 18.-Dlsposlng of an
estate estimated to be worth $5,000,000 or
$6,000,000, the will of James B. Speed of
Louisville was filed for probate here to
day. The widow and children of. Austin
P. Speed of Kansas City are left $100,000.
Mr. Speed leaves $20,000 to local charities.
The balance of the estate goes to the
family and friends. Mr. Speed died ten
days ago at his summer home on the
Maine coast .
HOUSE PASSES BEALL
COTTON FUTURES BILL
WASHINGTON. July 1.-The house to
day passed the Beall bill, 95 to 25, pro
hibiting dealing In cotton futures, after
a bitter fight, led by Representative Flts-
gerald of Net.' Tork, who declared the
bill not only was unconstitutional, but
would work severe hardship on producers
and consumers of cotton. ' '
ALLEN TO SUCCEED ANDREW
Former Newspaper Man to Be Assist
, 'ant to MacVeagh.
CHANGES mWHITEHOUSE STAFF
Carml Thompson, Assistant Secre
tary of the Interior, Will Be
come Secretary to the :
WASHINGTON, July IBPresident Taft
will appoint Sherman P. Allen, an assist
ant secretary at the White House offices,
to be assistant secretary of the treasury,
succeeding A. Piatt Andrew, who recently
resigned after a row with Secretary Mac
Veagh. Mr. Allen was formerly a news
paper man here. y. f
It was 'said unofficially at thetWhl
House that Carml Thompson of Ohio, as
sistant secretary of the Interior," will be
come secretary to the president succeed
ing Charles D. Hllles, chairman, of the
republican national committee, . ;
L. C. LayUn of Ohio Is to succeed Mr.
Thompson la the Interior department and
Granville W.. Mooney, former speaker of
the Ohio assembly la slated to succeed
Mi. Allen 'as assistant secretary. Formtr
Representative Ralph Cols of Ohio Js
Slated for legal adviser, to the comptroller
of the currency..- ' ... . ,
Charles D, Hllles,. chairman of the' re
publican . national committee, left Wash
ington early today for New York to or
ganize the campaign for. the re-election
of President Taft. , Mr. Hllles has not
settled many of the problems Incidental
to his new. position. He left Washington
with no distinct idea as to the personnel
of the office force, he will employ. His
first selection probably will be the (di
rector of his literary bureau. R. O. Oull
han, former Washington correspondent
of the New Tork, Sun, has been consid
ered for this place.
President Taft sent to the senate today
the nomination of Secundlno Romero to
be United States marshal for New Mex
ico to succeed Crelghton Foraker, a
brother of . former Senator Joseph B.
Foraker of Ohio. Published reports have
deolared Foraker resigned for political
reasons. The White House today made
ROBBERS OF P0ST0FFICE
, WILL PLEAD GUILTY
. f . .-snasan
SIOUX FALLS, S. D., July 16.-(Spe-clal.)
C. Anderson, alias "Watertown
Gunny," .and Frank Williams, the two
men who recently were arrested by the
police of .Huron for the robbery of the
postofflce at Tale, near Huron, have
been brought to Sioux Falls and turned
over to the United States authorities.
Both men wish to enter pleas of guilty,
as they were "caught with the goods on
them," but as they are charged with a
felony they cannot formally enter such
pleas until a federal grand Jury con
venes and returns Indictments against
them. Not until September will a federal
grand Jury convene, and pending the dis
posal ot their case they have been placed
in the Minnehaha county Jail.
BAY CITY MAN CHARGED
WITH MURDER KILLS SELF
BAY CITY, Mich,. July 16,-Norman
Stanley today shot and killed himself
after seriously wounding Police Sergeant
Harry Anderson, who attempted to ar
rest him in connection with the murder
of Stanley's 17-year-old wife. The girl's
body "With the throat cut was discovered
today, i . . ,r ,
The National Capital
Tuesday, Jnly 16, 1012.
Convened at 11 a. m. '
Passed Senator Tillman's resolution for
the terror warship. '
Senator Ashurst spoke on his bill to
vW.WW.'Mll lit W j-WVvV;- "v y J '1. ft fflM sr A li ' i. I x t m
strengthen rights of desert land settlers.
August Belmont testified before com
palgn funds investigating committee he
contributed $250,000 to the 1901 democratic
campaign.-- J -
Attempt to pass resolution for 'pur
chase of Montlcello was blocked to Sena
Agricultural commltte authorised favor
able report on bill to ereate a horticul
Convened at noon.
Resumed consideration of Beal cotton
Military affairs committee favorably re
ported bill to transfer Fort Thomas, Ky.,
to navy for marine garrison.
Judiciary committee considered pro
gram to determine when investigation of
beef trust shall begin
: . - - -
Taking Them All In
Schwartz Admits to v
Father He Murdered
Little Mia Con
NEW TORK, July 1.-Samuel Swarti,
father of. Nathan Swarts, the young man
wanted by the police in connection with
the murder of the child. Julia Connors,
In the Bronx last week, acknowledged
today in a statement to Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Nott that his son had con
fessed to him that he had killed the
child. He said he had told his son to go
out and commit suicide. The father, In
his statement said he believed the boy
had done as he wss told.
Swarts and four members of his fam
ily Were summoned as witnesses before
the grand Jury, which today took up the
Investigation of the murder. ' The latest
Information of the police was that the
younger Swarts was out of the state. He
had been missing since the day after that
of the erlme. , . , '
' The' Connors child's body was found
July 7 In a vacant lot and bore thirty
six wounds, evidently made hy a stiletto.
In investigating Mis cage th pollee, an
discovering that Swarts "was missing,
looked UP hit record ind feund that he
was on parole after serving part of in
indeterminate sentence Imposed In 1910
tor a crime against a 14-year-old girl.
Elgin Butter Market
Operated at Times
On Margin Basis
CHICAGO. July 1.-In his testimony in
the federal investigation of alleged vio
lation of the butter and egg market to
day, O.t . E. . Williams, , member of the
Chicago butter ' and egg board, denied
the existence of an agreement among di
rectors of the board whereby market
values are created.
"There Is no agreement among , us,"
Williams declared, "to buy generally at
a certain price from the creamery and
to sell at another certain price."
"How do you buy your product?" asked
Attorney A. G. Welch.
"We buy It on the basts of the quota
tions of the Chicago butter ond egg
"Who fixes this price?"
"The directors of the borad."
Mr. Williams said that at times the
market Is operated on margins as In the
wheat and other markets.
Judge Archbald is
Summoned to Bar
' of Senate July 19
WASHINGTON, July 1.-The official
opening of the trial of Judge Robert W.
Archbald of the commerce court on
charges of "high crimes and mlsdemean
ors" took place before the senate this
afternoon. The rules for the trial of im
peachment cases prescribe that each sen
ator shall take a new oath. as a Judge of
an Impeachment court.
After all the oaths had been adminis
tered, the court of Impeachment took a
recess and the Judges resumed their places
as senators and took up the business of
the upper house of congress.
When the court of Impeachment resumed-a
summons for Judge Archbald re
turnable on July 19, was issued. Whether
the trial will immediately go on or be
postponed until fall or winter probably
will be decided then.
The court then adjourned until Friday.
BY A SAVAGE BULL
SIOUX FALLS, a D., July 16.-(Spe-ciaU
Henry Raamussen, a homesteader
living In Gregory county, had a thrilling
experience with an Infuriated bull and
only by a miracle escaped with his life.
He had owned the animal for years, but
not until recently had It exhibited any
vicious symptoma Raamussen was
guarding a son while the latter was
doing the milking, when the bull ap
proached. He believed hs could frighten
the animal with a pitchfork, but the
animal Instantly showed fight and at
tacked him, knocking him down. He
would have been trampled and gored to
death In a minute or two had he not,
fortunately, fallen near a fence. By a
desperate effort the homesteader man
aged to roll himself under the fence to
a place of safety. Not until the bull had
been shot three times and both tto eyes
put out would tt retrea
MANY AMERICANS IN DANGER
Mexican Rebels Will Destroy Rail
, road Into Sonora.
AFFECTS HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES
Railroad Owned by British Corpora
tlon, hot 'All Its Employes Are
from United Rtatee Reb- -;
els Are Lootlna- Stores. '
JUAREZ, July 11 More than B Amsirl
can oltlsens together with their wives
and families in towns along the Mexican
Northwestern railroad are' threatened
with Isolation far from the American
border with scant means of escaping de
predations of Mexican rebels. '
Sufficient facts became known today
ot the real situation along the Mexican
Northwestern to warrant the statement
that It would cause' no surprise if the
Americans In all the towns along the
line were warned to ' leave Mexico at
ones. ' , . ; ' v t :''..' ' i -,i . ;
Genereal ' Pascuil, Orosco, Jrlf within
th last twenty-four hours has ardered
the Mexican Northwestern railroad de
stroyed between Pearson, ana Madera, SOT
j mile southwest of :her, but tha order
Had been mysteriously rescinded,
. Though the. destruction of the North
western for 100 miles Jn the mountainous
region where it cannot be rebuilt for
months has been .delayed, officials' ot
the road are In constant tear that It may
be done at any moment
The railroad is owned by the Pearson
Interests, a British corporation which
likewise owns the Madera 'Lumber com
pany.' Neariy all of the employes, how
ever, numbering more than 500, are
It was said officials did not. wish to
ask the British government to' make
representations for protection, for while
the property Is British, the employes are
American. For the Pearson officials, on
the other hand to order ' an . exodus of
their employes would mean to leave the
property and supplies at the mercy of
the rebels, who already have looted the
Madera company's store house of sev
eral thousand dollars worth of gooda
That the Mexican Northwestern rail
road, along which most of the rebel army
now is stretched Is doomed to destruc
tion Is generally admitted, for the rebels
Intend to harrass the government forces
moving northwestward from' Chihuahua
City. It is feared that after the destruc
tion of the railroad and the telegraph
that Americana marooned in the in
terior would have no redress If attacked
by rebels. It is desired, however, to take
no chances and the woman and children
in the American colonies In Madera and
Pearson probably, will bs moved at once
to the United (States.
Though the hungry army, it Is con
sidered, nisy cause trouble In taking
supplies and possibly in looting the many
handsome residents erected by the
Americans, more apprehension is really
felt ' that the rebels will demand the
arms and ammunition which the Ameri
cans have for self-protection.
Judge Hanf ord's Son
Insults a Witness
SEATTLE, Wash., July 16.-After John
T. Whltlock, an aged lawyer, had testi
fied before the house Judiciary subcom
mittee this morning that he had seen
Judge Hanford drunk on a crowded street
of Seattle one afternoon Whltlock was
followed. Into the hall by Ned Hanford,
son of the Judge, who called Whltlock an
offensve name. Whltlock struck the
young man In the face, returned to the
court room, .went on the stand and told
The alleged appointment ot professional
receivers and granting ot exorbitant al
lowances to them was further Inquired
Into by the house'Judlclary subcommittee.
Sutcliffe Baxter, who has been receiver
of seven bankrupt firms, has Wn tr
dored to appear for examination. It is
said he will be on the stand nearly the
whole day.' , ! "
Last night an attorney who has a large
bankruptcy practice .in Judge Hanford's
court testified that an apparent disregard
of the law shown by the court In 1911 was
due to ths fact that the court and ittor-
neys did not know of an amendment to
the bankruptcy law passed in 1910, six
months before. . ., .
Judge Hanford of the United States dis
trict court has allowed entry of the ap-.
peal of the case of Leonard Olssen, the
socialist whose naturalisation he recently
revoked on the ground that he had d
cetved the court as to his attachment to
SENATE IN HUFF
AT 1km W0EDS
President's Public Expression in
Lorimer Case Calls Forth Reso
lution from Chamber.
PASSES BY . VOTE OF 35 TO 23
Engineered by ' Senator Bailey of
Lone Star State.
EFFORT TO CONTROL VOTE
Declared to Be Violation of Spirit
.; , of Constitution. -'
DEMOCRATS ALL LINE UP FOR IT
Resolution OrlsUally Contained
; Dlrfct, Reference to Taft, bnt aa
Passed le Mach Milder and.
, WASHINGTON, July lS.-The senate
today indirectly rebuked President Taft
for his course in connection with the Lor-'
imer case. Once bdocked from a vote by
the Archbald Impeachment proceedings, a
resolution, battle-scarred in a protracted,
bitter debate, finally was adopted, 31 to
23, denouncing "any attempt on the part
of a president to exercise hlr office to in
fluence a vote on questions within "the
senate's exclusive Jurisdiction."':
The resolution ;waa originally framed
by Senator Bailey, who had arraigned
President Taft, asserting that he had
been "officious and meddlesome," in en
deavoring to line up regular republican
senators In .the .Lorimer ..case.
The resolution aa. adopted, read:
"RESOLVED, That any attempt on the
part of a President of the United States
to exercise the powers and influence
of his great office for the purpose of
controlling the vote of any senator upon
a; ojuestlon Involving a right to a seat
In the senate,' or. upon any other matter
within the exclusive Jurisdiction of the
senate would , violate the spirit If not the
letter of the constitution and Invade the
rights of the senate."
Not a democrat voted against the reso
lution but . six republicans voted tor It
Republicans who voted tor It were Sen
ators .Bourne, Clpp,. Fail, Galllnger,
MoCumber and Works. Democrat who
voted (for the resolution were Ashurst,
Bacon, Bailey, Bryan, . Chamberlain,
Culberson, Fletcher,, Gardner, Hitchcock,
Johnson,, Johnston Martin, Martina, New
lands, O'Gorman, Overman, Percy, Po
merene? . Reed, Shtvely, Simmons, Smith
of Ariiona, Smith of Georgia Smith ot
Maryland,. Smith of South Carolina,
Stone, . gwanson, Thornton and Tillman.
' Llnenp of Republicans. '
Those republicans who voted against the
resolution' were:"' Borah, Brandege; Bris. 1
tow, Burnham, Bui-Vn,, patron, Crawford,
Cummins, Dupent, - Orasina, .Tones, Ken
yon, Massey, McLeanr Kelson, Oliver, '
Pale, Perkins,' Root. . Smfth ot Michigan, '
Smoot, Sutherland and Townsend. .. ..
Senator Ballsy; ho Introduced tha reso
lution, denounced the course if President
Tift as described In a letter the president
Wrote to Colonel Roosevelt on January 6, .
1910, which the president made public In
a recent speech during the Massachusetts
primary. The original resolution was di
rected at presidential Influence ov. tts
upon the right of senators to retain their
' When Senator Bailey concluded hs ac'
cepted an amendment offered by Senator
MoCumber striking out' words ot con
demnation from the resolution and ex
tending It to other matters within the
exclusive Jurisdiction of the senate. Ue
also accepted an amendment by Senator
Heyburn to Insert the word "would" so.
as "to make the resolution' more imper
sonal. , ' .
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Smith Defends President.
The vote was demanded and for an in
stant It appeared that the resolution as
amended would pass unanimously. At this
moment Senator William Aldcn Smith
took the floor to declare the president
had done nothing improper, and that tt
was Impossible to disconnect Senator Eat
ley'Stargurcmt from . tlw resolution, .
"Strike out the argument, ' then sug
gested Senator Bailey. "Some of it ought,
and some of it may be after considera
tion," shouted the ' Michigan senator!
Senator Cummins ' wanted the resolution
amended so as to' apply to the use of the .
office to Influence v6tes for or against
a bill. ' He said people would Impty by
this ommisslon that such a praoctice was
approved by the senate. He spoke of re
ports that the presidents had warned
senators if they did not vole, In a certain
way they would be considered out ot the
party. , " ' ' ' ' -" '
Senator Smith of Michigan demanded
that the. senator from, Iowa "be mora
'l make the assertion that such has
occurred," said Mr. Cummins, ; "and in,
the interest' of party harmony I trust
that th senator will allow the incident
to be forgotten as fast as the human
memory will permit ;
: Wllson'a Word Quoted.
Senator Borah suggested to the' senate
that he had heard that the executive
branch of the government was Intruding
on the executive, and thereupon -read
at length from Woodrow Wilson's book
on '. "congressional government"
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