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RAGE SDICIDEIN
SHEWOMEN'S CLUBS
1
X)hio Woman Declares the Clubs
7 *"J
Are the Cause of Lower
Birih Rate.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Dec. 2.Olga Louise Cod
ijah has published in Columbus, Ohio,
a pamphlet on race suicide. I is
called '"turn on the Light," and it
blames members of womeute clubs for
shunning maternity.
After the Ohioan hastumed Tier lu
minary upon the club woman and hei/
club, she focuses it upon the society
-woman and modern society generally.
She pictures the ambitious mother
dragging, her youthful daughter into
the marriage mart of modern Babylon
and selling her to the highest Did
der. She pictures the social leader
lounging near punch bowls and flirt
ing with the husbands of other women.
She execrates the college sorority,
which she charges with setting up false
idols and bidding the unsophisticated
young girl to worship tham,
She calls upon the clergy to rise up
'to save Amenca from the fate of
Borne, and bids them look to bigger
things than squabbling about the taint
of money given in a worthy cause.
rirst, the Women's Club.
The author first turns her light on
the women's club. She begins:
''The increased membership of wom
en's clubs during the last years has had
the effect of decreasing the white buth
rate, especially in cities having a pop
ulation exceeding 25,000. This, I assert
boldly and without fear of successiul
contradiction. A -woman actively
engaged club work feels that she
cannot afford to become a mother. Such
a condition wduld deprive her of the
pleasures of women's clubs, and greatly
interfere with her interest in them dur
ing the first five yeaTS of the child's
life or until it was old enough to hi
committed to the care of public school
teachers.
Quotes Statistics.
"As one evidence of the fact that
race suicide is prevalent among the
members of women's clubs a careful
study of this membership develops the
following:
"The avciage number of children to
married members of the general Fed
eration of Women's clubs is two. The
average number of children that blessed
the-'mothers of these same women was
three and one-half. When that average
existed there were no such organiza
tions as women's clubs.
"Even among the members of the
Mothers' congress there is a scarcity
of mothers, and 2 per cent of its mem
bership have no children *at all.
'/The average age of the member
ship of the women's clubs in the coun
try is 33 years. The average age of
the youngest children' of the married
members is 11 years. A careful inves
tigation of the membership
!of women
clubs shows that only one married
woman in sixteen becomes a mother
after she has allied herself with
women^s clubs that only one in forty
three, during a period of eight years,
has become the mother of two children
after her allianfe with women's
Clubs.*'
Church and' Race Suicide.
The author next presents the follow
ing statistics to show the bearing of
the subject of race suicide on the sub
ject of the modern church:
TXT-.U xi. i. .1-
averaghe number of childrenmother3s%the was
With 36,234 EpiscopaIl mothers
average number of children was 2 3-12
w^+t QO -F
With 42,824 Catholic mothers the av-,
the average iiumbei of children was
3
i With 29,247 Congregational mothers
the average number of children was
2 9-14.
With 31,626 Baptist mothers the av
erage number of children was 3 4 10.
Complete Winter Outfits.
The Great ^vmovth Clothing HOUBO.
BRICK TRUST MEN
MUST FACE TRIAL
Indictments Against Seven Chi
cago Men as Partite to
a Combine.
By Publishers' Press.
Chicago, Dec. 2.The grand
late this afternoon indicted the fol
Jowjjng officials of the Illinois Brick
cdmpany and others connected with the
so-called "brick trust": George C.
Prussing, John H. Grav, 3. Shelhamer,
E. J. Tomline, W. H. Weckler, P.
McMahon, C. Mank. They are accused
of conspiracy to injure the business of
pthers and the indictments name a
number of independent firms said to
have suffered as a result.
Books, slips and other documentary
evidence were carried before the jury
during 'the day. A considerable
amount of the evidence was procured
ot-_
0 mrt
a
mr
Wit 45,916 ^Methodist any of the political bosses against whom
,o-+i. he
Wit 36,23 4 Episcopa mothers the has.the no o
want
lo
mothers the
Juiy
by detectives in the office of the state's
attorney. The books were from the
office of the Illinois Brick company.
The object of producing them before
""the jury was to show the employment
of a "slugging gang," for which it
had been declared a fund of $25,000
had been set aside by the briok trust.
This "committee," so the jury was
told, was appointed to "pacify" those
not in accord with the brick trust
methods. State's Attorney Healy ad
mitted that the jury had heard much
evidence tending to show that the so
g^alteil trust had supplied the sinews
of war in the shape of money to sup
jl'pQrt strikes against independent bnck-
^^,ma^ip firms.
s^T
CHARLES T. YEKKES IS ILL.
itwr York Herald Speoial Sendee.
itfew York, Dec. 2Charles T. Yerkes, ac
cording to a report circulated tonight is crltt
tally 111 at the Waldorf-Astoria. The report,
Smily
Mch is generaly credited, Is that Mr. Yerkes'
vr&s summoned to bis bedside. But
treporter teas told that while Mr^, Yerkes had
rn in poor health for some time, his con
dition waff thought to in wise
feLiS?EEI*
BX7ST'*heHEABo WE^S.critical.
jfouTBU Special Service.
Xevr York, Dec 2.B. H, Garry, formerly
Sv of Chicago and now chairman, of .the executive
a-committee of the tjfnlted^jMtej J&el corpora-
!**-fton, surprised nls rrTenasVtoaay by taking un
himself
Scott.
wife. Tne brid-e- 1-B-MIM Bmma
$&&&
News Section.
JURY COMPLETED'
AFTER 11 WEEKS
At Cost of $17,125 Twelve Men
Are Secured to Try Slug
ging Case.
Special to Th Journal.
Chicago, Dec. 2.After eleven weeks
ef continuous effort the jury that is to
try the Gilhooly conspiracy case was
completed today, with the selection of
Emanuel C. Ronier as the twelfth mem
ber of the panel.
Gilhooly and two companions are
about to be tried on the charge of slug
ging to death C. J. Carlstrom, a 'non
union man, last spring.
The following table shows in figures
what has been done in the eleven weeks
given to the selection of a jury in the
Gilhooly trial:.
Number of talesmen called on forty
eight special venires, 2,650 number of
talesmen? examined, 1,930 talesmen not
found or excused without examination,
720 total cost to state to date, $17,125
cost of each juror secured, $1,427 cost
of each venire called, $329 cost of each
^ui or examined, $9 number of words
expended by attorneys and talesmen in
putting and answering questions, 2,-
560,000.
The money has been' expended as fol
lows
Paid to jurors, $8,825 court costs,
$5,325 board of jurors, $1,975 due to
jurors accepted, $1,100.
MAY PUT ASIDE
SENATORIAL TOGA
Continued From First Page.
flicting advice of friends as to whether
his duty lies at the national or the
state capitol. And that also is why the
political interest of the country once
more is centered in Wisconsin.
The governor, in his message, may
confess great mistakes in the framing
of the primary law and propose radi
cal amendments, so as to provide for
a copartv convention under certain
conditions, or at leasl supply means
other than those now legalized for the
selection of nominees, when no candi
date leceives an absolute majority by
popular vote. La Toilette has the
nerve and courage to do this, relying on
the people to back his views, as they
have without anv exception in the past
May Remain Governor.
If nothing can be done to change
the existing situation and relieve the
conditions within his own organization
Goyernor La Toilette will not go to
the United States senate now. And if
there be matters that need adjusting, in
his opinion, ^nd the serai-hostile state
senate prevents adjustments, the^ will
be another appeal to the people next
fall
If the special session completes its.
woik the ciy of hossism that has been,
laised against La Follette by the oppo
sition faction time and again is likely
to find more sembJaWse of foundation
than ever beforer. Thet charge has been
ar
people to nominate under the direct
primary law.
But La Follette will not care what is
said. He has that supreme confidence in
the people which makes him dare to do
boldthin'gs. He believes the end#3usti-
fies the means, and he now finds himSelt
in a situation where he must assumei re-,
sponsibihty for probably the boldest of
all the strokes he has attempted.
In the tangle the names of three men,
besides La Follette's. are mentioned.
Isaac Stephenson, millionaire lumber-1
man, aspires to the senatorship. Irving
L. Lenroot, speaker of the house wants
the governorship, and W. D. Connor,
chairman of the republican state com
mittee, has aspirations like Lenroot's.
In this web is involved the future
couise of Governor Robert La Follette
Legislature Would
preiden
po i ntme
al
ma
waged relentless war. They allyconsular appointments.questions,
next governor that he isay a
tha
a
dictate the elec-
eerage number of children was 3 5-7. hypocrite, and that all his talk about Secretary Boot is such a big man and
With 27,163 Presbyterian mothers! the "right of the people" to push their
i
candidate
What Enemies Will Say.
afoon.
Elect.
Should Governor a Follette decline
._^JK?
i i.
S
i8
legislature will have to elect a man to
General Sturtevant, who says:
"The call is broad enough and tho
duty of the legislature is to elect, if
Mr. La Follette declines. In several
of the states the governor has made
the appointment of the United States
legislature is not in session."
senator, but this is only cases where
ENORMOUS INCREASE IN
TRAFFIG ON S00 GANAL
Special to The Journal.
Sault^Ste.
Marie,,
CAN HE
ROOSEVELT SEEKS
A UNITED PARTY
Continued From First Page.
of a ship subsidy bill were a ceitainty.
It is holding meetings almost daily in
Washington, getting ready a report to
congress, and a bill will be introduced
in. each house- soon, seeking to carry
out the subsidy idea. Its passage Jat
this time, however, is more improbable
than in the past, owing to the condition
of the federal treasury, and it is be
lieved that all the subsidy people hope
to do this winter is to keep their ques-)
tion from passing out of" the public'
hiind.
The Christiania Legation.
Word from the White House this
evening is to the effect that the presi
dent has not yet taken up the question
wh
Be Uo
a
consulte
ommfm tha ma
wil
ha vs
gan dictatortha
made thato the governor is a greater des-
th positio
accessio
true
1AVE
o
the American le
Christi nla Secretary Root
he sho ul
som
goo
absolut
rec ma
fo
hRoopt Iac
appointedt. will
en i
ofwall
mino ap-
nts undeo tho ne ministerr, the
havineg turned over to hiem
tters of this sort, together with
ll considered all these but
Heretofore the president has person-
egeneralsympathy
ly in with
for office is the veriest cant., dent'o policy that he ithteo selec
all consuls, suggest all minor appomt
ments at American embassies and lega-
What will be said when the bold tions, and be consulted freely as to the
political stroke prospect is made, per-1 major diplomatic positions,
haps thiu open recommendations in thej This new policy will relieve the presi-
legislative message, easily may be con- dent of a great deal of routine work
.lectured. It will be said, for one thing, and give him more time to follow con-
that the boss'' does not dare trust the gress and keep up with the rate situ-
presi-t
Tawney as Leader.
Should
ma(J
Representative Tawney be
chaima i
th
commt
propriation tee on ap-
thi
win er
taetica
leade
hei will be the
houg
Mr
Mich., Dec. 2.The
today shows the November tonnage in
the Soo canals to be 5,006,543. This
makes a total for the season to date of
43,000,173, more than 12,000,000 ahead
of the same period'f or last year.
The total tonnage for the year will
reach 44,000,000, or 8,000,000 more than
any other year in the history of the
canals. Grain shipments for Novembe,
from the northwest in round numbers
were 23,000,000 bushels.
FEUD OVEB HATCHET BUBIED.
Special to The Journal.
Grand Forks, N. D., Dec. 2.-A H.
Jones, mayor of Rugby, and Guy L.
Whittemore, state's attorney of Pierce
county, have publicly announced a set
tlement of all their differences. Their
open.their enmitywcaused a
an ad i
th
way
an
meaii
ayn
0
floor i
a a
!f_
am re&ourcefuhl
tarif
ma
take his place. Philippint islands.
This is the opinion given by Attorney Tn
atl0
avne
ipres-
a
mmen
bot
sely to hias
her
an(
a
home
coef hi
chairmanshigpi the
com itte, Sereno E.
New Yorkm has been party
ea
no shi
der, but in that capacity he has
displaj'ed a degree of statesman
tha
pre ase the mosts
mat fo thhim plac at time
when a real leader was needed
It has happened that since the
i
a
titlld tees
_...-,, sota, has not yet decided that he will,
traffic report issued by the government i ntro
trouble for both
ne friendship is attracting commerce commission
Spane
ish-American.* war the chairman of1
veai
thee possibled exceptioncomf
with
ters pertaining solely to the
standpatters dominate the situ
an
ermi
an revisiong
tinkeringi ofn anp sort. That bein
wer
floor leader, would be put in the at
of
sel
int
tn
cp
rb no
ihim|- ttu
"leading" by thrustinn
usines 8
the
coinmit-e
'o th i an
Tawney, as chairmand of the committe
which will control expenditures, willM be
the real leader and aid the speaker in
keeping the house within bounds and
checking any tendency to go counter
to the perarranged program.
Steenerson's Bate Bill.
^Representative Steenerson of Minne-
ground that any proper rate bill should
be drawn in the fewest possible words,
and should enact as much as possible of
the present interstate commerce act.
This the bill just referred to seems to
do. It takes the present act as a basis of
operation? and adds to it just enough
to bring it within the meaning of the
president's position.
Mr. Steenerson says that congress
should, in passing a rate bill, follow the
policy thus outlined by the interstate
considerable attention thruout the state. "It required fifteen years for the ard, Alaska.
FRESH FROM THE NEWSJSERVICEnOEWHEwNIGHWWIRES
THE GOAf AND THE CABBAGE?
A Man Had to Cross a Stream With a Goat, a Cabbage and a Wolf. As He Could Only Take
One Over at a Time, the Puzzle Was Which He Could Leave Safely Together.Brooklyn Eagle.
supreme court to pas* upon and construe
the several sections of the present act,''
said Mr. Steenerson tonight, "and there
would be-* delay of as long a time in
securing supreme court action on any
new law that might he enacted. Every
body in- the-country who cares for rate
matteis knows1
precisely what the su
preme court has held regarding the pres
ent act, and therefore, in the interest
of expedition, it is important that as
much as possible of this act be re-en
acted, with only such additions as will
cover the president's position. The im
portance of this point is so great that I
cannot see how any, man who really fa
vors the- president canv
support any bill
e^cep^ one of this kind.
v|f there is legislation this winter,
we want it of a character that will go
at once into effect, and not some new
act requiring many years of vexatious
"ijplay befefle tJ$nft**Sw|ry Mtows whether
it has secured anvAiing or not.1
Tletcher*Si Pension Bills.
,*ntokza i,
nineteen private pensio billprepare which
he will introduce at intervals during
the session. Therfe are so many bills
of this character coming before the
house that it is a rare thing for one
member to introduce more than four
or five in a session. Mr. Fletcher says
ne will work with his usual energy
and try to get all nineteen of his bills
through. The Fifth district need not
be disappointed if he should fail in
this.
McCleary Arrives.
Representativtmetcnern
Representative McCleary arrived in
Washington at 6 this evening. Seen
at the capitol after the Republican1
house caucus and asked what he
thought were his chances to be made
chairman of the appropriations com
mittee, he replied that he saw no rea
son why he should change his mind.
He thought he would be appropriations
chairman, and said that all he had
lead in the newspapers to the con
tiary effect had not made him waver.
Middy Will Wed.
A midshipman has this week received
permission from the-na vy department'
to many. He is Robert S. Furber, of|
ating class at Annapolis and destined
to become an ensign in 1907. In his ap-1
plication Midshipman Furber stated
that he had means to provide for a wife
and the required official santetion was
given.
The navy department has accepted
the resignation of Midshipman L. W.
McKeehan, of Minnesota, under circum
th stances peculiarly unfortunate for the
committee on appropriations has had young man. He early gained disti'nte-
charge of all important legislation of tion of being number one of the second
congress. Th ways an means class of 1908, which contained 318 mem-
mittee has hatl little to do, and will bers. He retained that position, but contained in the collection of crowns
have nothing before it in the coming lately it was found that his eyesight jewels, robes, tBrones and treasures in
was defective ana* so he was compelled
to leave the service.
FLOUR CITY MAN
SLAIN IN SEATTLE
Fred Gannon Dytag Prom Mur
derous Assault Wrapped
in Mystery.
Special to The Journal.
Seattle, Wash., Dec. 2.Fred Gagnon,
who arrived at Seattle fr.om Minne
du ce in the coming congress his apolis three days ago, is dying at the
railroad rate bill of last year. He is Seattle genera- hospital as the resul- of
preparing to study the bill drafted by a mysterious murderous assault made
the interstate commerce
and made public a few
that bill should be what
be, Mr. Steenerson will accept it and not non's skull ie fractured and he has been ^-.*B *c-,
present one of his own. He takes the unconscious-from the timo that he was *Jf^
Among- the man's effects the police
found a letter from his wife, Mary
Gagnon, dated Minneapolis. In a grip
were found two bank books, one on
the Duluth National bank showing a
balance of $300 and one on the Old
National bank of Spokane showing a
balance of $499.
Gagnon *s trunk contained a full out
fit for the Alaskan country and it is
believed that his destination was. Se.w-
OLD CAPITAL OF
RUSSIA IS FIRED
Continued From First Page.
a demand for a constituent assembly
with powers so broad as practically to
change the empire into a republic.
Grand Dukes Organize.
While the gravity of the situation
has brought liberal support to Count
Wjtte, the grand ducal party, headed
by- Prince Schtcherbatoff and. Counts
Scheremetoff and Apraxine, enormously
wealthy nobles and large land owners,
has held a meeting invMofeeow and
formed a, powerful organization tp op
pose *k Constitution. "Phey wish t$ re-
ol
th
fli
ta
has th
hief a
Minneapolis, *ow attached to the Mass-1}!*T?o' iJ^fY
achusetts, member of the recent gradu-i fe-
tm b**Ir.*
tf'Pssible because-
ord
FOUR TIMES FIEE-SWEPT
dispatches to have been fiered by ineen-
City is built upon a number of emi-
0
Vfthl
0T
the chiefs of bureaucracy are mainly 000 of franchises
theirc relatives orre corporation in New York was
Definite reports are circulated efw interested, and the ones that deal par-
the discovery of a grand ducal cpn- ticularlyc witehr public utilities were more
spiracy at Tsarkoe Selo, where power-
bu ahirelings. ucracv are mainly nnoEvery
Historic Old Capital Is Rich With inspection and re-canvass of the votes
Hoarded Treasure. I "We shall continue on Monday,^
-\jrno/,nm Clarence J. Shearn said today, "the
Moscow, which is reported in cable
nences, 500 to 800 feet above the level Pf.
unk8
a
1
flo
an
ate
an
eal
baptism of the czars.
The University of Moscow, which was
founded in 1755, has a library of more
than 300,000 volumes, and the books
in the library of the museum exceed
a half million in number.
Treasures in the Kremlin.
The Kremlin is the largest and most
famous of the royal palaces of the
(world.
St. Petersburg, the center of
found bv a chambermaid The beddine solicitude on tto part^ of Premie Witte,I
TIGER?AT BAY IS
FIGflTING
HEARST'
Tammany Likely to Lose Mayor
alty Contest and Control of
City's Millions.
Bpeoial to The Journal.
New York, Dec. 2.With the excep
tion of the Tilden,-Hayes affair in 1876,
the Hearst-McClellan election contest
is the most important in the history of
the United States. It is possible, but
not probable, that the case will be de
cided within a few weeks. If Tam
many take* advantage of every oppor
tunity to embarrass the contestant and
prevent or delay a recount of the votes,
a decision by the courts cannot be
looked for much earlier than the middle
of January. It is possible that the city
will start in the new year with two
mayorsone defacto and one dejure
and that Hearst as mayor de jure will
institute proceedings to oust McClel
lan as mayor de facto.
The board of elections and the board
of aldermen will play only a perfunc
tory part in the contest. The actual
fight must be in the supreme court.
Time Contest Takeef
When Cromwell, now president of the
borough of Richmond, contested the
election of Feeny in 1897, it took nine
months to decide the case. Tammany,
backing up Feeny, invoked the aid of
the court of appeals to prevent a re
count, and it was not until the July
following the election that Cromwell
was seate'd. Even at that he had to
mandamus the Tammany board of al
dermen to certify to his election. But
there is not likely to be such delay in
the present instance,- even if all the
600,000 ballots cast on election day are
recounted.
If Mr. Heart's lawyers are not very
much mistaken, the recount of the bal
lots will not have proceeded far before
every person will know that George B.
McClellan was not elected, and that no
election held in the United States was
more corrupt than, that held Ndv. 7.
The law provides that a ballot ob
jected to* by any watcher shall be
counted .for'the candidate, but put in
a separate bundle, BO that the court
can review these separate ballots.
This law was obeyed where Hearst had
competent watchers.
usual place of the marriage and the of the ballot boxes, Justice Amend
It is believed that the wealth
various forms is enough to pay off the
entire Russian national debt.
Moscow was founded in the middle
of the twelfth century, and four times
has been swept by fire, the latest gen
eral conflagration having been in 1812,
when the inhabitants destroyed the city
to prevent the French, under Napoleon,
from remaining in possession.
The city covers forty square miles
and in 1902 had a population of 1,173,-
000. It has nine railway stations and
is distant from St. Petersburg 400
miles.
Since the present revolutionary move
ment began Moscow has
beenie"storeo
next t'
BeWureW7f"theV7asT"t^asuxointeresd there, it has been feared that the mob
if it became all-powerful, would pil
lage.
Atte'tftion was attracted to the old! .h.
capital recentlJy as the meetin8g place of "^T^t?
his administration program. The con-'
the empire, which fact has contributed
largely to the increasing demands for
liberty made upon the government in
the last few weeks.
MEXICO'S VIOEPEESIDENT ILL.
El Paso, Texas, Dec. 2.The Mexican
consul here has received word 'that
Bamon Corral, vicepresident of Mexico,
is critically sick of typhoid fever.
Tammany Is Desperate.
Tammany never was more desperate
than in the election of Nov. 7. The
amount of money at stake was stagger
ing to contemplate. The board of esti
mates and apportionment within the
next four years will grant franchises
valued at $800,000,000. This equals
nearly one-third of all the actual
money in the United States. In addi
tion to this, the budget for the next
four years will appropriate $125,000,-
00 a year, or $500,000,000 for the may
or's term.
For Tammany to lose this "election
meant not alene the control of 10,-
0Q()t officesc aneds the handling, 6f $500,-
000,000 of the city's money, but the
graf
tha
om
nf
fTOm those ^$500,000,-
tv^M***
V1
ta "y
ed. This may explain
onc
ful persons plotted a palace revolution ^JZT^rtlrl SS^
in which the czar was to have played
the part of Emperor Paul, who wa
assassinated a hundred years ago.
Moves by Hearst's Attorney.
Attorneys for Mr. Hearst are mov
to have 1,000 of the ballot boxes used
at the recent election *re-opened for an
applicat i 0
diaries, is the chief commercial and rail- to warrant ther opening of 1,00i0
way city of the Russian empire and tional boxes and we shall continue to
was the old Capital of the czars. The a-PP1?
ls
for orders to open more bal
boxes. We have sufficient evidence
opening even iaddi-
thei
fo
necessar8ye ve
4.v. J, i. which we want opened are in New
of the sea, and contains some of the Yor
count
most historic buildings in Russia and attitude of Mayo^ he
the most venerated relies. ill not appeal from ourr application to
Besides the edifices in the Kremlin open the ballot boxesl. it strikes us as
are a number of cathedrals and minor rather inconsistent to that oug
Churches in Whose shrines are treasures
anKdnoffsc artistie
tho highest intrinsicanother
n^hfd fL
lo cb^ee
-u,,.,,^
is
to gou to the court of ap-
hndret
th
i eMcClellan,
th
Tbl
!thae
i
W
bi 1
report ectl(
he
eve, 7
te
]n8 oppositionfind is intendedr
iD
bu
tb wearied."n
is th I the order permitting the opening
S
^n^inaV toT run us off our feet and fatigue us
limited the proceding to a "recount"
in which the Hearst lawyers demanded
a lecanvass of the ballots.
MUTUAL SEEKING
PERMANENT HEAD,
Monawatz and McCUntock Pa-
New York Herald Special 8errice.
New York, Dec. 2.The names which
are now receiving serious consideration
by the members of the Mutual Life
board as possible successors of Mr. Mc
Curdy in the permanent presidency
the company are those of Victor
watz and Emory McClintock. Mr. Mon
awatz is chairman of the financial com
mittee of board of directors of the
Santa Fe railroad and is also a pros-
per(
laWthe ler
ot,uc a W1 nes
spring.
no
con8PicuuMoWaf-
ao
CANNON CHOSEN
^'SPEAKEMG IH
8
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a witness before a federal committee|Mrs. Lilliepoliciets on ^J"!^
which investigated the Atchison last-
before a federal committee
"T
RepublicanJlouse Caucus Unani
mously Selects Speaker for
"'Coming Session.'
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elai
Other membersu of thmany. Mutual'-s McClintock,, who for years^board
t(
pS
i}0ar
*!r! Thomas5 F. Ryan is
1 A 7^ .J**J.
coin
i
%he
gress, however, developed a decided' 0*** Policyholder in the Equi-
L*g toward'the. radfcal element of, jjlj ^?SS?3^3i
the expenses of the three trustees of
Ryan's stock. To this Mr. O'Rourke
received this reply from Mr. Morton:
"The trustees have up to date re
ceived no compensation of any kind.
The expense that they are put to, having
certain work done in the interest of the
policyholders is .being borne- by the
society.''
By Publisher!' Press.
Washington, Dee. 3.Joseph G. Can*
non of Illinois was tonight selected $6
speaker of the national house of repre
sentatives for the fifty-ninth congress,
at a caucus of republican members of
that body. The act will be made ef
fective at the opening, of congresi
Monday noon.
Altho the speakership las never been
in doubt, the unanimous selection of the
former ieader was marked by tumult
ous applause.
Mr. Cannon acknowledged tne com
pliment by expressing his profound ap
preciation. After tracing' the growth
of the republican party and that of th
country since 1861, he *aid:
"The changes in the methods of pro*
duction and commerce, so salutaay and
beneficial, involving as they do the ex
traordinary use of combined, capital,
emphasizes the necessity of preventing
agreements in restraint of trade, and
the regulation of commerce among the
states and with foreign nations.
As to Bate Laws.
"The congress, within the limits -of
its jurisdiction under the constitution,
has hitherto enacted legislation touch
ing these subjects. In the fullness of
time, it may be that under- the law as
it now is, and by the operation of com
petitive forces, matters of difference?
between the corporation, the carrier and
the people they serve will be adjusted
in justice to all.
"The consensus of opinion of the
people, however, is that congress haa
the power by amendment to the law
to provide better remedies for real
abuses existing, so that the producer
and consumer can find a more speedy
and less expensive remedy than w-e
have now. In this opinion I for one
concur The burden is on congresa
and our party having power is primari
ly responsible.
Let Laws Be Wise.
"Let us go forward. But it is on*
duty to see that legislation is wKa
in the premises, just to the corpora
tion, the carrier and the people. We
cannot oppress one by foolish or un
just legislation without in the end
bringing disaster upon all. We should
be especially careful not* to unduly in
terfere with the operation of the com
petitive forces, for after all, our very
civilization rests upon the unit,, each
individual Jiving in the sweat of his
face, hustling to promote his own in
terest. W may regulate commerce
am^ng the states, and as an incident
thereto we may regulate the compete
tiye forces. We dare not destroy
them.
A word in conclusion. Our large
majority in the house, it we all giv
attention to business, will enable us
to'do work and avoid a long session.
This is certainly desirable. The re
sponsibility is upon us. From time -to
time, in the settlement of proper pol
icies and methods, there should be the
fullest consultation, and when neces
sary we should meet in caucus for
conference and action. I thank you.*'
Named by Hepburn.
Mr. Cannon's name was presented by
Chairman Hepburn and was seconded
from all over the house.
The other officers unanimously
Belected tonight were: Alexander Mac
Dowell of Pennsylvania, clerk Henry
Casson of Wisconsin, sergeant at-arms
F. B. Lyons of New York, doorkeeper
Joseph C. McElroy of Ohio, postmas
ter Henry N. Couden of Michigan,
chaplain.
These officers all served in the same
capacity in the last congress.
A resolution was adopted providing
that the rules of the fifty-eighth con
gress govern the deliberations of the
fifty-ninth. The caucus lasted only
twenty minutes.
Choice of Democrats.
Eepresentative Williams was nonrf
nated for speaker in the democratic?
caucus J. B. Taylor of Texas for door
keeper former Representative Cow
herd of Missouri for clerk Charles A.
Edwards of Texas for sergeant-at-arms
R. L. Hughes of South Carolina for
postmaster, and Rev. Austin Crouch of
South Carolina for chaplain. There
is, of course, no chance of these nomi
nations being successful in the election.
CRAWFORD PREPARES TO
MEET AFP. 0ACH1NG
DOOM?*tS
Speciacolo
Lli
F--
i
/-T.h
The Journal.fDec"
for the district court of Butler county,
VOred by Directors tO SUC- made pubbo today at David City* dis
closed that Mrs. Lena M. Lillie, who it
ceed McCurdy. a life prisoner at the Nebraska peni
tentiary, has not abandoned all ef
forts to realize on the insurance poli
cies of the life of her husband, Har
vey Lillie, for whose murder she was
convicted and sent
+n prison.
According to the Hi tier county dock
et, Mrs. Lillie has transferred her claim
to her attorney, Matt Miller, who
claims from the Modern Woodmen of
America and the tribe of Ben Hnr.
fraternal insurance societies, $2,000
each.
Both societies have resisted payment
on the ground that the conviction of
the void Recentl
TO
'6"= xxi,vu.uum? assigned a claim for insurance
i-iwiic c*o~& __.
has
expected, to
Mrs.g
in the A. O. W. to her 12-year-
old daughter, Edna, and the society
paid the money to the girl.
The sound, refreshing
be a
Sleep of
Childhood
comes when
PjOSTUM is used in place of ordinary coffee.
There's, a Rees*." f*
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