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BEEF REPORT TO
GO TO CONGRESS
President Will Submit Investiga
tors' Findings With a
Packers Are Vigorously Fighting
HOT MESSAGE DUS WITH
NEILL'S REPORT ON MEAT
Beverage Plan Thru the
Journal Special Service.
Washington, June 1. President
Roosevelt will send the Neill-Reynolds
beef report to congress on Monday
next. It will be accompanied by a mes
sage which will make a sharp criticism
of the packers for the unhygienic con
ditions existing in their packing houses
and the methods employed in handling
meats. It will excoriate also persons
who have exaggerated grossly these con
The decision of the president was
reached at a conference held yesterday
at the White House, in which partici
pated SenatoT Beveridge, author of the
Beveridge inspection amendment
Messrs. Neill and Reynolds, the special
commissioners, and Commissioner of
Several reasons prompted the presi
dent to determine upon this course. He
feared the meat business of the coun
trv, both at home and abroad^ would be
destroyed by false and mischievous
charges put in circulation by the per
sons who originally suggested that the
packing houses should be investigated.
The packers will feel the 'lash. The
president does not propose for one mo
ment to have upon his conscience the
responsibility for the continuance of
such conditions as exist today in the
packing houses. He intends to state
with emphasis that these conditions
ouffht to he changed by effective legis
lation. The legislation, he believes,
most suited to remedy the evils and
nbuses Messrs. Neill and Reynolds dis
covered is that fathered by Senator'
Beveridge He does'nbt believe the
substitute" Representatives Wadsworth
and Lorimer have prepared^meets the
PACKERS START A BACKFIRE
Hostility to Beveridge's Bill Stirred
TJr* in Cattle Districts.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, June 1.It #has devel
oped that the packers have "started an
energetic campaign against the Bever
idge meat inspection bill in the cattle
districts. Every member of the Ne
braska delegation has received tele
grams from cattle constituents asking
him to vote against the bill, on the
theory that it will decrease the price
of cattle on the hoof if the packers
have to pay the cost of inspection.
This cost, the cattlemen have been made
to believe, will be transferred to them.
What is true of the Nebraska delega
tion is true of delegations in practically
the entire cattle region of the country.
It is a foregone conclusion that one
of the chief fights of the packers will
be to have the cost of the inspection
put upon the government. Secretary
Wilson is known to be opposed to this,
because he feels certain he cannot get
enough monev out.of congress to pro
vide for the inspection the bill will re
quire. He has had experience with
congress in getting money to conduct
the inspection required under existing
law in connection with export meats.
While Iron Is Hot.
Secretary Wilson realizes, probably,
that today, with the clamor that has
been raised over impure meat, products
and their preparation in unsanitary sur
roundings, congress might be forced to
give him all the money he would need
for the next year, but his experience
is such that he knows quite well that
with the country and congress forget
ting the horrors now being told, he
would have a hard time of next year in
providing for the force of inspectors he
would need. If the cost is assessed
asainst the packers ho could easily.reg
ulate the supply of inspectors to meet
the demand for their services.
It 'was noticeable today and yester
day, that, while those members supposed
to be watching the interests of the
packers went on record as favoring the
most rigid inspection,, ther was an ar
gument always-ready a'gainst the inspec
tion provided^by the^Beyendge bill.
In addition to the repeated protests
against saddling the cost of the inspec
tion upon the packers, it was asserted
that a corps of government inspectors
would ultimately become a dangerous
political machine which might be man
ipulated to the disadvantage of all con
cerned. There is now a very large
force of inspectors, but the charge has
never been made that they have organ
ized themselves into a political machine.
Will Become a Law.
The leaders in the senate believe that
the Beveridge bill, without material
change, will become a law. They saj
there is great popular demand for tbe
legislation, and that, whatever may be
the actual rights of the beef trust, it
has so far forfeited the respect and
confidence of the public by its open
violation of the antitrust law, a viola
tion which it confessed, that the public
would severely censure the defeat ot
th egeneral inspection measure.
The senators believe the public de
mands drastic legislation on this sub
ject and will visit a heavy penalty on
tb party which defeats a measure hav
ing for its sole purpose the proper safe
gaurding of the people in the matter
of a necessary article of food.
Want Report Published.
That it will become imoerative for
the president t'o make public the report
of Special Investigators Neill and Rey
nolds on the meat industry, is the opin
ion of many members of congress.
There is a strong feeling that no matter
how damaging this report may be, its
publication cannot do as great injury as
its suppression, while sensational and
perhaps exaggerated rumors, supposed
Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
CLASH IS FEARED
General Federation of Women
Clubs Hopes to Avoid the
Subject if Possible.
MAGIC PHRASE RETAINED
War Against Child Labor to Go On
The phrase "no child labor" is re
garded as the battle cry which is
bound to be successful, by the General
Federation of Women's clubs.
The recommendation of the president,
Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker, to combine
into one the industrial and child-labor
committees under the head of indus
trial committee, was hotly debated at
the convention this morning. No on*
wanted to lose the words child labor,'
which are considered a valuable aid in
approaching legislators. At last a
compromise was found in the name of
"Industrial and Child Labor Commit
tee It was enthusiastically adopted.
The life of the bureau of information,
which has been an important factor in
the general federation since the last
biennial, trembles in the balance. It
will cost about $2,000 a year to main
tain the bureau, and the club women
were not sure they could afford it. It
was pointed out that there aTe between
700 and 8,000 women in the general
federation, which would make the indi
vidual cost less than one-half cent each.
This was almost a bargain, and conse
quently the convention adopted the first
of the president's recommendations and
the bureau will continue until the next
It was also voted to continue the
council meeting between the biennial
conventions. The next council has been
invited to meet at the Jamestown expo
Minnesota held its caucus this morn
ing, and Mrs. J. L. Washburn, state,
president for Minnesota, was chosen to
represent the state on the nominating
committee. Mrs. Washburn was unm
structed. It was yoted to ask for no
office for Minnesota.
Iowa will be represented on the nom
inating committee by Mrs. J. J. Seerley
of Burlington Connecticut by Mrs. F.
W. Gerard Missouri by Mrs. W. K.
Jsmes of St. Joseph Nebraska by Mrs.
A L. Apperson of Tecumseh Wiscon
sin by Mrs. Edgar Sawyer. Connecti
cut, Nebraska and Wisconsin have fol
lowed the example of Illinois, which
was the first state to hold a caucus and
indorse Mrs. Sarah Platt-Decker for re
election as president. ^....ij..c
(Early Proceedings on "Pago 2.)
Woman's suffrage may be a disturb
ing factor in the biennial convention of
the General Federation of Women's
Clubs, now in session in the armory,
Colorado women, as might have been
expected, were the first to take any
step in regard to the suffrage question.
Ever since the circular letter sent out
by the advisory committee of the in
dustrial committee was received by the
clubwomen all over the country there
has been, a,fear that.the suffrage ques
tion would be an issue in the present
biennial. Whether it will or not is still
a mooted matter. Many of the, dele
gates declare that it will receive scant
attention. Indeed, they hint that it
will not come up at ail, while others
shake their heads and look unutterable
The circular letter, everybody de
clares, was unauthorized altho, as it
was issued on the federation station
ery, it seemingly bears the stamp of
Mrs. Sarah Platt-Decker's approval.
When Mrs. Decker was elected presi
dent at the St. Louis biennial, some
fear was expressed that she would in
troduce the question of -suffrage, as
she is a Colorado woman, and Colorado
and suffrage are -synonymous terms.
Mrs. Decker promised that she would
not make suffrage an issue, and she has
honestly kept her word. But the in
dustrial committee is bound by no
promise and if the question comes up
it will be as a measure to aid the
The Colorado women were placed in
rather an awkward position. They are
all suffragists and would naturally be
expected to favor suffrage, but they
are also devoted to' Mrs. Decker, and
they- would do nothing to embarrass
her'. Consequently, they lost no time
in taking action and-^yesterday passed
the following resolution.:
'Whereas, the members of the' Col
orado delegation, desiring to express
their loyalty to the suffrage cause and
also their loyalty to the general feder
ation president, and,
"Whereas, there exists a national or
ganization, whose special province is
to axlvance the cause of suffrage which
is in no sense a part of the work of
the General Federation of Women's
"Be it resolved, that we petition our
committee to lay upon the table the
resolution recommended by the advis
ory committee of the industrial commit
tee concerning the bearing of suffrage
upon labor conditions."
The resolution is signed by Mrs.
Helen Marsh Wixson, who was presi
dent of the Denver Woman's Press
club for five years Mrs. Martha A. B.
Conine, who was one of the first women
to have a seat in the Denver legisla
ture, and Mrs. Annis G. Whitemore, who
was president of the Denver Woman's
club five vear, succeeding Mrs. Decker,
who had held the office also for five
Boston Wants Convention.
Boston wants the next biennial. Miss
Helen A. Whittier of Shirley, Mass.,
has formally tendered the delegates an
invitation to meet in Boston in 1908.
The invitation was embodied in the
state report from Massachusetts and
was heartily indorsed by the Rhode
Island women, who are already plan
ning a play day if the convention goes
to Boston. The invitation was received
with real enthusiasm by the conven
2 JOSEPH a. Bxr&TON, &
Senate Committee Considers Resolution g|
$ for His Expulsion.
COFFINS SO HIGH
DEATH IS LUXURY
Advance of 25 Per Cent Is Or
dered by the Chicago
Journal Special Service.
Chicago, June 1.Coffinmakers are
fast rendering death a luxury in Chi
cago and the query is being eagerly
made, whether, if prices continue to
rise, Chicago will achieve still further
fame as a health resort by reason of a
marked decline in the death rate. Cof
fins are to cost 25, per cent more than
formerly, it is said, and word has. al
ready gone out in New York to raise
the price to the trade. That the public
will be the ultimate sufferers is admit
ted by the dealers.
The reasons given by the manufac
turers for advancing prices in the box
trade are multiple, and advance in de
sign is the last and least important. It
is also urged as an excuse for the man
ufacturer that prices of all woods have
advanced, w%ile^ skilled labor is also
receiving more remuneration.
SanduSky, Ohio. Tune 1.Westbound passenger
tiain No. 17, known as the Buffalo & Pittsburg
express on the Lake Shore road, dashed into the
rear end of a freight train here early today,
resulting in the serious injury of Engineer Wise
of the passenger train. Five mail clerks -were
slightly hurt. No passengers' were injured.
MURDERED IN CHINA.
Pekln, June 1.Reuben Morley of Saginaw.
Mich., Is believed to have been murdered on the
border of Mongolia, 400 miles north of Pekln,
on Sept. 2, by a French adventurer styling him
self Vlscomte Levercer, with whom he was
OHIO TOWN HAS A FIRE.
Jefferson, Ohio, June 1.Fire today de
stroyed a number of business places an4 dwell
ings here. The losses will aggregate $80,000,
partially covered by insurance. Among the
structures burned were the Warner Wolcotts
block, the Cornwell block, Jefferson Banking
company and the Jefferson Gazette building.
SPANIS KING^ESCAPE S DEATHLYTHE MERES GHANCEj
MAN BEAD AND INJURED THE BOM THROWE CONFESSES
BOTH SMDOT AND
Senate Committee Votes on Smoot
CaseWill Act on Burton
Washington, June 1.By a vote of 7
to 5 the senate committee on privi
leges and elections voted that Senator
Smoot is not entitled to his .seat. The
committee voted unanimously to have a
vote in the senate i this session.
The decision was on Senator Dubois'
resolution, offered-at the meeting two
weeks ago, whish -was carried by Sen
ators Burrows, Dolliyer Pettus, Over
man, Bailey aid Dubois and Frazier
voting in the affirmative, and Senators
Foraker, Dillingham," Hopkins, Bever
idge and Knox in the negative. The
vote of Senator Bepow was not cast.
The votes were had. on the-constitution
al questions of expulsion and exclusion,
after which the members of the commit
tee expressed themselves in favor of a
vote in the senate at tbe present session
The report under the instructions of
the committee will be ready to offer to
the senate next Friday. Chairman Bur
rows and Senator Dubois express them
selves as confident that a vote will be
had at the present session.
Senator Bailey also introduced a reso
lution in the committee for the expul
sion of Senator Joseph-R. Burton of
Kansas. Action on the resolution went
over until next Tuesday. It is said that
the sentiment of the committee is such
that the resolution will be adopted if
Burton-does not resign before the next
meeting of the committee.
Friends of Senator .Burton were noti
fied that action on. the expulsion resolu
tion was withheld today because of a
statement that it was believed a resig
nation would be received in a few days.
They were further notified that careful
inquiry disclosed the impression that
the expulsion resolution would be re
ported and passed next Tuesday without
debate or division in the senate.
TAKE B1SY NAMES
ure Ke Bel
"Has a Meas-
Washington, June 1.All foreigners
wbo become naturalized citizens will
be required to assume American names,
provided an amendment which Repre
sentative Burke of Pittsburg will offer
to the naturalization bill is adopted.
Representative Champ Clark intends to
make one of his characteristic speeches
on the question. Mr. Burke has pre
pared his amendment to break down a
barrier which he thinks exists to the
amalgamation of some foreigners into
the nation's social system. He says
that in his judgment the family names
of these foreigners ostracize them in a
sense and that they will be assimilated
much more rapidly if they select some
good, old American name.
THE HAND WETTING,ON THE WALL.
Jot Entitled to Seat in United
y.*:a-^^ ROBT. ADAMS DIES
DEATH OF SUICIDE
Member of Congress from. Penn
sylvania Shoots Himself p,t_\,
Washington, June 1.Representative
Robert Adams of the second congress
sional district 'Of, Pennsylvania died in
this city at iliSO a.m. today, as the re
sult of a pistol shot fired thru his mouth
into his. head with suicidal intent.
The act was committed at the club
chambers of the Metropolitan club,
where Mr. Adams had resided for sev
eral years. At 8 o'clock he was found
by Horace Clark, one of the negro bell
men, whose habit it was each morning
to carry water to the room. On open
ing the door of the room Clark, found
Mr. Adams entirely nude and sitting up
right in an armchair. He was uncon
scious and the physician who was sum
moned pronounced the wound necessar
A ghastly feature of-Jus. attack was
the fa" that after shooting himself Mr.
Adams* proceeded into the iialL amd to
the bathroom, where he washed himself
and then retume&vto his room. The
wallsand bathroom were spattered with
Sent Note to the Speaker.
Mr. Adams last nignt wrote the fol
lowing letter to Speaker Cannon and it
was received at the capitol just before
the hour of convening the house today:
Washington, May 31, 1906-Hon. J. G.
CannonMy Dear Mr. Speaker: The fact
that my personal obligations exceed my
resources is my only excuse for abandon
ing the responsible position I occupy in
the house. I am wilMng to be buried at
its expense, but I ask that no committee
be appointed or memorial services held,
as I have never been in sympathy with
the latter custom-
With assurances of my high regard,
sincerely yours. Robert Adams.
Upon the announcement of the death
of Mr.' Adams the house adjourned.
CHAIN ON KING'S BREAST
STOPS DEADLY SPLINTER
Dynamiters' Reckless Attack Upon Royal Pageant Has
Created a Furore of Public Indignation
.,*V"~\ in Madrid,
Alfonso Tours City Unescorted Today and I* Wildly
V* CheeredWeyler Among Those Wounded
dispatch to the
London, June 1.A
Madrid today says the bomb-thrower
has been arrested that he is confined
In the Medio Dia police station and has
confessed and .supplied details of the
outrage. the attempt on the lives of King Al
fonso and Queen Victoria, following
their wedding yesterday increases. The
number of killed is.now given as twen
ty and- the wounded as sixty. Five of
the wounded are dying.
During the night thirty arrests were
The ministry has decided to continue
the "fetes for the purpose of allaying
General Weyler was seriously
wounded by the bomb-explosion yester
King's Narrow Escape.
King Alfonso' had an even more
miraculous escape than is generally
knbwn! A fragment struck his breast,
but the force was broken by the chain
of the king's Portuguese Order of Santi
ago, which he was wearing. The chain
-Was broken, but it stopped a piece of
steel which might otherwise have pieced
the king's breast.
Queen "Victoria' is inconsolable, de
claring that she is responsible for so
many persons being killed.
Royal Couple Out Today.
King Alfonso and Queen Victoria ap
peared] at noon in an open automobile
and rode- thru the-, main ,thorof ares
without^aai: ,,,es*jort. Thy unexpected
sight causSr -tr^raendotts^nthusiasm *Tere.
majesties' escape from death yester
The king and queen appeared to be
calm and undisturbed. His majesty
wore the uniform of a general and
smilingly waved his hand to the peo
ple. There were no troops in the
streets, only a few scattered mounted
TYPE OF BOMB USED.
Madrid Dispatohes Say the Bomb Thrown at the
King Was Concealed in a Bouquet. This is
an Ingenious Device by Whioh a Deadly Pro
jectile May Be Carried Without Causing Sus
The searches made by the police dis
close the fact that the author of the
outrage was a man of luxury and
wealth. He left many valuables and
fine clothes behind him in his hurried
Bomb Hidden by Flowers.
He bought a bouquet of flowers be-
'01 fore the attempt and concealed the
(bom within it. Thi bouquet was
thrown amid the strewing of flowers
which fell upon the coach as a greet
ing to their majesties. The would-be
assassin rented an overlooking balcony
at a fabulous price. The individual
arrested this morning and taken to the
Medio Dia police station closely cor
responds with the description of the
author of yesterday's explosion.
He is said to be an Englishman and
gives the name of Robert Hamilton.
He is about 50 years old and was
pointed out in the streets to the Span
ish police by English detectives who
came here to attend the wedding fes
Arrest Causes Excitement.
His arrest caused great excitement
among the people, men ana women try
ing to strike him, while others shouted:
"Lynch him." SoldieTs had to assist
the police in taking the man to the
The suspect says he went to a bull
fight yesterday afternoon, but he does
not explain how he passed his time
yesterday morning. He refuses to ggve
the Spanish police any further infor
mation, but adds that he is willing to
answer any questions the British con
sul may put to him. The prisoner
speaks English Spanish and Italian.
When searched at the police station, a
knife and fork and 75 pesatas were
found in his possession. The authori
ties are considering the advisability of
postponing the battle of flowers, ow
ing to the clanger to which the king
and queen might be exposed.
Two Bombs Thrown.,
The officials here believe that two
bombs were thrown at the king and
queen yesterday, and that the missiles
exploded simultaneously with only one
The scene which followed was like
that witnessed on a battlefield. Corpses,
pools of blood and wreckage were
strewn on the ground, the front of tbe
which the explosion occurred, was eov-'.
ered with holes and blood dripped from
the curtains of a window on the first
In the apartment of the duke of Aha
mada. the Marchioness Tolosa and her
daughter were killed. One body was
jammed in the balcony railing and was
Madrid, June 1.The magnitude or removed with difficulty. No. 86 Mayor
who stood waiting the palace en-
trance, became' deeply anxious, and ty
were more disturbed when the y'
the empty coach arrive with its.bloou,
horses. But the members of the royal
family were finally relieved when they
saw the king and queen arrive. Queen
Christina embraced the king and queen
and uttered her deep thankfulness at
their esecape. The Princess of Wales
was also solicitous and asked for in
formation about the fate of the Mar
Another Attempt Threatened.
It is asserted that letters were re
ceived in government quarters last
night saying that this would not be the
last attepmt, as the band of conspira
tors had declared its intention to keep
up the effort. This led to a discussion
of the adjournment of some of the
main features the
familof were to
street and all the nearby houses were
surrounded b.y police, who prevented in
gress or egress until thev had been
A tenant. on the third ,floor and a i.
young man" who was leaving the house
were among those arrested.
Sought to Lynch Prisoners.
The crowd tried to lynch the pris-'
oners and the police only prevented it.
by charging. Numbers of people hur
ried to the scene to seek news of rela
tives, but they were not allowed to eu-"s,\
ter the building. fo
The marquis of Tolosa, ignorant of*S..
the death of his wife, was one of those
who arrived, and the guards at first f-fi
refused to admit him. Finally, how-l.tt
ever, he was allowed to ente.. and a**-S4
heart-rending scene followed^ *j*il
King Was Cool.
The coolness of the young king was
marvelous. On reaching the pplace af
ter the explosion he sent adjutants to
assist the wounded, and later sent of
cers among the families of the victims,,-
doing everything possible to console^
with and assist the sufferers. -f
Queen Christina, the Prince and Prin-f
cess of Wales and the. Archduke ancLV.
Archduchess JEVa^eifr^^pcajBand ^f Aus-????.
ously present. The tragic event has al
ready cast a deep gloom over the fes
tivities. The people no longer show*
liveliness and hilarity. There was a.'*
magnificent display of fireworks, with
street singing and dancing, last night,
but they proceeded with lack of spirit.
A pall seems to have fallen over the
The proximity of the coach of the
Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia to the
royal coach at the time of the explo
sion led many of the spectators tobe
Ueve that the attempt had been against
his life, but later it was generally ac
cepted that it was directed against the
king and queen. 1
Queen's Veil Touched Blood.
Some of those who saw the young
queen alight from the royal coach just
after the explosion say that her bridal
veil touched the bloody pools on the i
pavement and that it bore an impress
of the terrible scene as she returned
to the palace.
At the reception yesterday evening
to the princess and ambassadors, the'*
king took occasion to exoress the pro
found regret which he said he felt over I
the loss of life among his brave soldiers.
%he palace and'*
Wi** '*& ia
am6ng V&jfabW&s wh6, By the'wildest *35v?&a ^When. sontertime ^lapsejjl,
ovatroiis, testified their .joy at their
PRESIDENT SENDS MESSAGE 1
Congratulates King and Queen on Their
Washington, June 1.President
Roosevelt is in receipt of a cablegram
from Mr. Whitridge, the special repre
sentative of the United States at the
wedding of King Alfonso at Madrid,
relating to the attempted assassination
of the king and queen yesterday. .1
On the receipt of the message, Presi-"*
dent Roosevelt sent a cablegram of con
gratulation to the king and queen on
their escape. The text of the cable
gram will not be made public by the
president because he feels it would not
be proper for him to give it out here.
London, June 1.King Edward and'"
Queen Alexandra today received tele-
ams of a reassuring character from
in response to their messages
to King Alfonso and Qudeen Victoria,
expressing sympathy and thankfulness
at their providential escape.
WISCONSIN BANK IS
SHORT CASHIER GONEj
Two Rivers, Wis., June 1.William J.
Wrieth, for twelve years cashier of the
Bank of Two Rivers, is believed to
have absconded. His accounts show an
alleged shortage of $2,500.
The bank was closed on Memorial
day, permitting him to 'leave Tuesday
evening without causing suspicion. It
is known that he boarded a train for
State Bank Examiner Bergh has been
telegraphed and will thoroly examine
the bank. Wrieth is prominent in pol-
iticB and lodge circles.