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OMAHA, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY '23, HUB TWKLVK PAGES.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FOR FULL CONTROL
OF PANAMA CANAL
Junior New York 'Senator Takes
Sharp Issue with Position of
MUST MAINTAIN NATION'S HONOR
Any nf Ttntnosfln Pnliov tn !
Foreign Dictation is Wrong.
WHAT WOULD ENGLAND DO?
Would it Spend Half Billion for
Anything and Not Control It?
STATEMENT BY MR. KNOX
Reply at, United Stntea to British
I'rnlrat Agidnat Fre Toll Pro
vision Will lie Given
WASUINUTON. Jan. 22.-"We would
create a painful impression abroad If this
mighty nation .should surrender to the
Influence of any foreign power its do
mestic policies and the control of Its do
mestic commerce. That we can never di
and maintain tho prestige, the honor and
tho glory of this republic."
This reply by Senator O'Gorman to
Senator Root marked tho opening In tho
senate today of the fight against the
Itoot amendment for the repeal of the
free passage provision of the new Panama
"If Great Britain had expended 1300,009,
000 In an enterprise affecting Its people
ns the Panama canal does ours, what
would be Its attitude If the United States
should make complaint against its ac
tion?" he asked.
Sonator O'Gorman was followed by
Senator Kewlands, who also asserted that
the United Ktatcs held domestic rights at
Panama which a foreign power could not
dispute. He proposed that the free pas
sage provision remain In the bill, but that
the objections of Great Britain bo mot
by an amendment whereby tho United
States government would pay Ibe tolls
remitted upon American coastwise ship
ping. "All that foreign nations have th rlgnt
to Insist upon," said Senator Newlands,
"Is that charges which American ships
are freed from shall not be Imposed upon
Arbitration Treaty Not Binding;.
Senator O'Gorman replied directly to
Senator Root's declaration that the United
States was bound by the solemn pledges
of Its treaties to submit to arbitration
the Panama controversy. Ho declared the
latest krbltraltofr" treaty negotiate wth
Great Britain had been defeated "in the
senatiT'whlle'tho'se n6w in fore' explicitly
exempted from arbitration questions In
volving the national honor or vital Inter
ests of the United States.
Senator Newlands declared the Ameri
can transcontinental railroads were try
ing, with the aid of Canadian roads, to
"paralyze tho canal." ''He said American
roads first tried to prevent the construc
tion and theiv to restrict the operation of
the canal. Falling In that, he said, they
had appealed to their "strong neighbor
In the north, also Interested In monopo
lizing transcontinental transportation."
This activity, he declared, had been fol
lowed by a Canadian appeal to the BrltWh
Senator Marline of New Jersey also
spoke against the proposal to repeal the
free toll provision.
It comes with bad grace for Great
HrTtaln to demand arbUratlon," he said,
"when Its whole history has been tone of
greed and avarice In dealing with the
Statement by Knox.
Secretary Knox today outlined the
status of the Panama canal negotiations
with Great Britain In this .formal state
ment: "The answer of this government to tho
British,, rotost against the Panama canal
act ws.forwarded to London last Sat
urday by telegraph. It was read by the
American cbargo d'affaires and a copy
was delivered to Sir Edward Grey Monday
morning. It was proposed by this gov
ernment' to make It public Tuesday, but
at the request of Sir Edward Grey, who
desired to transmit It to tho British Par
liament on Thursday. Its publication was
deferred as a matter of courtesy to the
"It Is expected to be given to the press
Thursday afternoon for publication, at
the same time that a copy was delivered
to the British ambassador here."
The democratic forces In the house and
senate arc divided over the question, not
withstanding the declarations of the na
tional platform. An attempt In the sen
ate to bring about a change In the law at
this session probably will open a fight
more bitter than that which attended the
original passage ot the canal law.
U. S. Senator in
v South Dakota
PIERRE. S. D., Jan. 22. Thomas Sler , stitute the brief proposed a central bank
ling, the republican primary choice, was ' wti, limited powers, or enlargement of
"Elected United States senator on the first , the Aldrch-Vreeland act by extending
Joint ballot In the South Dakota leglsla-; the rght t0 lg8U0 uniform elastic cur
tiirji today. Sterling received 100 votes, j rency not only to the national, but to
only 'I being necossary to elect. Tug ; g,ale amJ sav)nRa banks and truilt com.
opposition vole was scattered.
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SWIFT'S ICE HOUSE BURNS
Landmark at Carter Lake Destroyed
FIRE DEPARTMENT OF NO USE
Xn Water l'ltiga enr Hurtling
llulldltiK Jlnkr ,ofnrr far of
IlucLrta of Wntrr from I.nke
Swift. 3 Ice house, which has stood for
a quarter of a century on the north shore
of Carter lake, was totally destroyed by
fire yesterday aroarnoon. entailing a
loss to Swift and company of JIB.OOO. I1
surancc win cover a large pan
The blaze was started at
sparks from a switch
IrncVs cast of the hou
hour the entire build
an da mountain of
Hay and sawdust
Its pi oca.
pock Inn the
e quick de-
Ice were responsible iff
The flames were first seen by men
sawing Ico across the lake JWar Court
land beach and a few minutes later were
discovered by Hans Jerguson. foreman,
who sent In an alarm to the city fire
The flro companies made an unusually
quick response', considering the condition
of the ice covered, winding paths between
the end of the pavement at Sixteenth
street and Ames avenuo and tho burning
warehause. After they arrived, how- j
ever, thero being no water plugs in the J
vicinity, necessitated their fighting the
flames only with water dipped in buctarts
from the lako and the chemicals from
their wagons. J
Mnnr Fire riiclitrra.
Shortly after tho city companies arrived
the private fire department from T. F.
Stroud's "little red wagon' factory at
Seventeenth street and Ames avemfo
camo In one of Stroud's auto trucks.
Together wlUi the city firemen and the
men who came In from cutting ice, they
fought the flames for two hours, using
chemicals and water buckets. Finally,
all gave It up as useless work and only
the otyite which lifts the loe from the
lake was saved.
,Thls chute will be used temporarily for
loadln glee Into freight cars to be shipped
to Swift & Co.'s storage house at South
IV". L. Selby, attorney for Swift & Co.. I
said another Ice house would be built at
the place, but probably not this winter.
An mprovised storage place probably will i
be erected, he said, and ice also will bo
stacked on the ground there, which are
under a long lease to the packing com
W. E. Harris of South Omaha, superin
tendent of the Ice house, immediately dis
charged the 200 men working under him
as Ice cutters and storers. Kaoh was
glyen a ticket entltljmj, him tosouppor
and breakfast at th , Bwlft boarding
house, which stands lfiO feet north of the
burned warehouse. They were Instructed
to call today for .their pay.
These men have been working at the
lake since a week ago Monday. During
that time nearly 15.000 tons of loe were
stored in tho house. Although this Ice
was made practically useless by the fire,
It was said to have had no Intrinsic value
at this season of the year, and the loss
on It amounted only to 12,000, tlis cost of
cutting and storing it.
The burned building was built on the
lake shore twenty-five years ago. A
large "wool Boap" sign painted on the
side fronting the lake made it conspicuous,
a a landmark. The building Itself was
worth $8,000 or JIO.OOO. It will take con
siderably more than that, however, to
Three Hundred and
Fifty Pilgrims to
Mecca Are Drowned
SUAKIM, Egypt. Jan. C-Three hun
dred and fifty Mohammedan pilgrims
from India to Mecca were drowned to
day by a flood which overwhelmed the
entire caravan at Its encampment mid
way between the Sacred City ot Medina,
Arabia, and the port of Yembo on the
Jn avalanche, accompanied by grett
torrents of water, swept down the moun
tain near the camp, carrying away peo
ple, animals and tents.
Onlv flftv nf fht 400 nMerrtma rifmnnslnp
tnp caravan were aaved and ,)ve Blnce
Aldrich Bank Plan
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22. Opposition to
the National Monetary commission's
banking and currency plan' was expressed
at the house currency reform committee
by Andrew J. Frame, president of the
1 Waukesha, Wis., National bank, who
' submitted a brief signed by twelve bank
I ers ot widely separated sections of the
Tho commlss'on's plan, the brief said,
"spells monopoly, Inflation and over ex
pansion of credit." and Instead of pre
venting, would breed panics. As a sub-
, panles doing commerlcal banking.
- j Gold as a standard for reserves and
1 payments was declared to be absolutely
essential to a sound system.
I Among tho signatures to the brief be-
i 'l,ta Mr' Frame's were those of Henry
W. Yates.-Omalia; J. H. Ingworscn, Clin
ton. Ia., and P. I'. Hall, Lincoln, Neb.
:::u::::::::iW, R. Bernhardt
Is Released on Bond
LEAVEN, WORTH, Kan., Jan. 22.-WU-
Ham R. Bernhardt of Cincinnati, who en
tered the federal prison here with other
labor leaders convicted In connection with
the "dynamite conspiracy," was released
on bond of tlO.OCO today
HELEN GOULD WEDS
Marriage of Noted Philanthropist
Takes Place at Lyndhurst, Her
RARE JEWELS WORN BY BRIDE
Rope of Pearls Once Owned by
E HUNDRED QUESTS PRESENT
List Includes Only Relatives and
MASSES OF FLOWERS ARE USED
Iter. Daniel D. Itnaarl, Pnator of
IrrliiKton Presbyterian Church,
Perform Ceremony nt
TARRTTOWN. N. Y., Jan. K.-MIss
o'clock tills afternoon at Lyndhurst, her
country estate, to Flnley Johnson Shep
aid, an American railroad man, who has
risen from tho ranks.
Tho bride (went to nn altar half hidden
by roses, asparagus formosa and palms,
on the arm of her brother, George J
Gould, who gave her In mnrrlago. An
orchestra screened by masses ot flowers
In the muslo room played the Lohengrin
wedding march, while Rev. Daniel D.
RusseTT pastor of tho Irvlngton Presby
terian church, performed the ceremony.
Helen and Dorothy Gould, nieces of Miss
Gould, stood with her. Garbed tn pale
pink satin, thoy acted as flower girls
and were her only attendants. Louis J
Shepard, brother of the brlfiegroom, was
The couple stood during the ceremony
beneath a 6ower of Amortcan beauty
roses, with festoons of gray-white as
paragus reaching almost rp the ground.
The bride carried a modest bouquet of
ltllles of the valley, her favorite flower.
A rope of exquisite peals, sold to have
once adorned the Empress Josephine,
Napoleon's wife, and a pear-shaped dia
mond pendant, the latter tho bridegroom's
gift, were the only Jewelry worn by the
bride. The'pearls were a bequest from
Miss Gould's mother.
(intvn of Ivory Hatln.
The woddlng gown was of duchess
Ivory satin, with a sweeping train throe
and a half yards long, trimmed with
duchess' and rose point lace, and with
sed' pearl embroider'. The lace and veil
were gifts from the Ducness De Talley
rand, formerly Miss Ajina Gould, the
bride's sister. Tho veil was held with a
spray of orange blossoms and swept In
flowing lines to tho end of the long train.
Orange blossoms also caught up the lace
b' the sides of ths skirt. Tho bride's
slippers corresponded with the gown, and
were trimmed with small rosettes of
Each of the little flower girls carried a
basket of pink roses, which matohed their
gowns, xneir stockings were Of white
silk, their slippers whlto and mounted
with golden butterfly buckles. The bride
handed to Doorthy her bouquet of llllos
of tho valley while the bridegroom placed
the ring upon her finger.
List of On eat a.
Less than 100 persons were bidden to the
ceremony They Included close relatives
ot the bride and the bridegroom and
friends of long standing. Among the rela
Mr. aud Mrs. George Qould. Klngdon
Gould, Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gould, Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony J. Drexel, jr.; George Jay
Gould, Jr.; Misses Edith and Gloria Gould
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gould and their
sons. Edwin and Frank; Due and pOuch-
(Continued on Page Four.
Richardson Drug Co.
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Richardson Drug company was
held at tho office ot the company yes
terday and was attended by all of tho
Omaha stockholders. The directors wero
elected to succeed tbemBolves as members
of the board of directors.
After the adjournment of the annual
meeting, the board of directors convened
and elected the following officers tor the
Charles F. Weller, president; Harry' 8.
Weller, vlro president; F. C. Patton,
treasurer; E. P. Ellis, secretary.
The company has extended Its territory
during the year and increased tho volume
of business through Omaha, which shows
that It is possible for Omaha to supply
a much wider territory than was formerly
The annual meeting of the stockholders
of the Richardson Roalty company was
held at their office In Omaha. All of
the Oniahah stockholders wero repre
sented. The board of directors were re
elected for the coming year. The board
at once elected the following officers:
Charles F. Weller. vice president and
chairman of the board; Harry S. Weller.
president; F. C. Patton, treasurer; K. ,P.
The company has added extensive im
provements to its plant at Ninth and
Jackson, occupied by the Richardson
Drug company, during the last year, in
stalling a new heating plant, spiral
chutes and Increased the unloading fa
cilities In the shipping department. New
floors and a general overhauling of the
fixtures has been made, placing the plant
In excellent condition.
ARE PROCEEDING SLOWLY
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22. - Nothlti?
definite has yet been accomplished In the
negotiations between the government and
thi Uhlon Pacific and Southern Paclflu
railroads for the dissolution of tho
. merger of these two roads, said Attorney
General Wlckersham today.
' The conferences, he added, nave
reached, in the language of diplomacy,
only the stage of "pourparlers."
( TTe plan now under consideration Is be.
lltvea to involve tne question or separat
ing the Central Pacific from the South
ern Pacific, by which )t Is owned, and
turning it over to the Union Pacific, giv
ing that road an extensionfrom Ogden to
the Pacific coast.
VAV To OP
AND OUR FlOfifDA
From the St. Ixiuls aiobo-Dumocrut
TURKEY WILL ACCEPT TERMS
Grand Council Votes to Yield to
Proposal of Powers.
MAY GIVE UP ADRIAN0PLE
Report from Vtemna that Till linn
Been Airrnnd To Una Not He en
Confirmed ami la .Muoli
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan! 22. - Tho
grand council of tho Ottoman empire
voted today In favor of accepting the
proposal put forward by tho European
powers for the purpose of bringing' about
the conclusion of peace. About eighty
delegates were present, including sen
ators, high ecclesiastics, state ministers
and under secretaries of tho various
The note handed to tho porta on Jan
uary 17 by the European ambassadors at
Constantinople called tho Ottoman gov
ernment's attention "to the grave re
sponsibility It would assume It by re
sistance to their counsels It should pre
vent the re-establishment of pence. It
would only have Itself to bin mi; It tho
prolongation of the war lifld as a con
sequence, to put In question tho fate ot
tho capital and perhaps to extend hos
tilities to the Asiatic provinces of the !
The document continued that, "In that
case the Turkish government, could not
count on ho success of the efforts of
tho powers to preserve It from the dan
gers against which they had already
warned It and . which they once more
warned it to avoid."
The powers then called the attention of
tho Ottoman government to the foot that
(Continued on Page Four.)
Two Prisoners Blow
Hole in Wall of Otoe
Jail and Escape
NEBRASKA CITY. Neb., Jan, 22-(Spe-clnl
Telegram.) .Marlon J3. Flanchcr,
sentenced to thren years in the peniten
tiary for forgery, and Will Lewis, sen
tenced to two years for car robbery, blew
a hole In the wall of the county jail last
evening and made their escape. Their
absence was not discovered for two hours.
Both men were to have been taken to
GRAND ISLAND Y. M. C. A.
HIRES CHICAGO ARCHITECT
GRAND ISLAND. Neb., Jon. 21, (Spe
cial.) At the annual meeting of the
stockholders .of the Young Men's Chris
tian association there were elected as
directors: Elmer Williams, J. Donald,
L. M. Talmage, C. G. Ryan, C. II. Tully,.
E. Augustine, S. D. Ross, J. W.
Rose, J. Whltmore, J. V. Anderson,
A. M. Hargls, Thorwald Hansen, H. II.
Palno and John Relmers, who elected
Elmer Williams, president; J. Donald,
vice president; II. !!. Paine, secretary;
1 M. Talmage, treasurer. -The contract
for plans with a Chicago architect was
entered Into nnd seven weeks' time was
given to perfect and adopt tho building
HEAVILY FINED FOR GIVING
WHISKY TO SMALL BOY
MASON CITY, Ia., Jan. 2I.-(.Speclul.)-Judge
Ralph A. Stansbery Imposed un
usually hnvy fines upon Kd Walker and
James Hogan today. Robot Krunmlller
Is a young hoy tinder It years of age
Sunday, from the evlduiee. they gave
the boy a drink of whisky. The father
of Robert, Charles Kronmlller. heard of
it. and the men not only lost tW-lr Jobs,
hut he caused their urrest mid today lli-y
wero fined 1C0 each for thu misdemeanor.
Dream of Wealth Shattered
Ya&ah, EVE JaS'
-n OHE O' THCti HO 'OUH7 'M
VuiltTS QUlTAYlN f.
f a cx strife yjstjjay v.
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His Action in the
Steel Merger Case
NEW YORIC, Jon, 22. No inalter what
might have been the motives behind the
TI lilted States Steel corporation when It
absorbed the Tennessee Coal and Iron
company flvq years ago, Theodoro Roose
velt, president, u'oiild have sanctioned
tho deal, He so testified today'. at the re
sumption of the heating In tli govern
ment's stilt to dissolve, the so-called steel
"Not one thing could have been known'
about trio company which could have al
tered my action." ho sold. "1 was deal
ing with a panic."
Tho colonel was questioned fur nearly
two hours. He clapped hlH hands aud
shouted hurrah when he stepped down.
At times he upbraided Judge Dickinson,
counsel for the government for asking
questions about "things I don't know5'
and complained, while counsel argued,
that the hearing was duller than "the
Asked about his testimony before the
Stanley committee the colonel ugalu de
nied that ho had been deceived by Messrs.
Frlck and Gary.
Girls Jump from
Top Story of Burning
Building Into River
('OLVMIUTS, O., Jan. 22,-Three girls
today Jumped from the fifth floor of the
burning factory building of tint Uuidcll
Sweat Pad company Into the Scioto river
and then swam to shore nnd safety.
Scores of girls are employed In the fac
tory ami when three of-them wero seen
to Jump from the fifth floor windows tho
report became current that soveral had
met death. Firemen, policemen and on
lookers rushed to the bank of the river
and helped rescue the three girls from
the river, which because of heavy rains
Is at flood height.
Rebels in Chihuahua
Ready to Surrender
WASHINGTON, 'Jan. 22.-Consul Letch
er at Chihuahua, Mex., reports that the
inbels.tn that state are seeking peace
aud that peace commissioners represent
ing tho federal government are being sent
by special train to treat with them. The
proposed surrender Is understood to em
brace all tho robel chieftains In Chihua
hua. Whether It Includes Orozco and Hal
usar the jcoimul does not report.
The War department has relieved Com
panies C and O of tho Twelfth Infantry
from duty near Tla Juunu, on (he Lower
California frontier, where they Imvc been
enforcing the neutrality laws for about u
year. The two companies will return to
the Presidio, Monterey. Cat. A forco of
Mi Mexican federal troops Is now on duty
on the westerly Mexican frontier.
The gunboat Wheeling has reported to
the Navy department Its departure froni
Tampa. Fla., for Vera Cruz, where It
was ordered to protect Americans, for
whose safety fears ,ur entertained, be
cause of long continued disorder and Im
pending further outbreaks,
POSTMASTER WOUNDED BY )
MAIL CARRIER AFTER- DISPUTE
j I1RIUHAM CITY. Vtsli. Jan. 2i-Juuie
, M Morris, postmaster at Rosette, Utah,
j was rushed here on a special train today,
limvlnir hern shot and urobably fatally.
wounded by William M. cobla, a mall
carrier Yesterday the two men quar
reled over some land Cobla had rented
MAY GET FEDERAL HOME
Des Moines Likely to Secure New
FIGHT ON COMPENSATION BILL
Mnater llnllders' Aaaoi'lnllon Hn-
ilorsea Workincn'N Mensnrr lle
ommeiidril by Minority of l.ln
(From a .Staff correspondent.)
DES MOINKS. . Ia., Juh. 2J.-(SpecIal
Telegram.) The fact that Attorney Gen
eral Wlckerslmm wired from Washington
today to United States aMrshal Frank
Work Asking hint to forword at onco de
tailed estimates nf the number and size
of rooms needed for a new federal court
building In lies Moines, Is taken hern to
Indicate that congress will Immediately
pass tho bill to authorize construction
of a 300,OX) building In this city for fed
eral court purposes alouu. All thut ro-
molns Is for thti city to turn over to the
government Its wil on tho ilver front
wanted as a slto for tho building which
Will be donu at once.
Approve Minority lllll.
At the convention of the Iowa Master
Builders' association today tho workmen's
compensation bill was discussed uud ap
proval given of the minority report rather
than tho majority. There will ho a sharp
Hue of division between employers and
tho working mcn as to thu form of thu
law. Tho muster builders elected J. L.
Leefers of Cedar Rnplds, president.
Commit tern lli-nln Work.
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Seiiutor Kenyoit'M l'riKraiii,
"I huvo a course mapped out to tignt
a battle In congress In the next two
years for human lights, morul laws and
decency In politics aud legislation," de
clared Senator W, S. Kunyon In a, speech
before tho Iowa legislature today, ac
cepting tho re-election tendered him on
joint baUot by n vote ot ninety-six
against flfty-sovou for D. W. Hamilton,
"Th time has come," continued tho
senator, "when the laboring man must
bo given a larger share In thu wealth l.e
The senator pledged himself to aid the
Wll?on administration, "not'from a parti
san standpoint, but when thu measures
advocated by the democratic president
would produce thu greatest good for tho
LARGE WARSHIP LAUNCHED;
VESSEL BELONGS TO BRAZIL
N1CWCABTLH-ON-TVNE, Eng , Jan.
22. Tho largest and most powerful battle
ship afloat, the llraxlllan suiter-dreadnought
Rio De Janeiro, was launched
from the slips at Elswlck today. It dis
places 27,000 tons and Is armed with four
teen twolve-tuoh guns and twenty tlx
Inch guns, It Is designed to attain a speod
ot twenty-four knots on hour.
NEBRASKA COUPLE MARRIED
AT SEA IN SMALL LAUNCH'
LOrf ANGELES. Cal.. Jan. 22.-(Speelal
Telegram.) Miss Clarissa Bell of Hast
ings, Neb., and Walter G. Smith of
Carlton, Nb., chartered a launch and
were married at sea near here today fol
lowing e. brief and romantic courtship.
BY JOINT SESSION
Formal Proceedings Held at Lin
coin to Place Former Congress
man in Higher Office.
SUCCESSOR TO NORRIS BROWN
Few Visitors Attracted, Owing to
KEPT BUSY IN WASHINGTON
One of Managers for House in
DOUGLAS MEMBERS FILE BILLS
timber of Menanrr AffectltiK
Klri'tlon Introtlnreil In Kcnnte
Twenty Adilltlonnl Nnmca
I'IiummI tin I'ny Hull.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. .Inn. 22.-(Speclal.)-ln tho
ahJcncu of Gcorgo W. Nor'rls, tho legis
lature of Nebraska In Joint session this
noon gave hint title to membership In
the United States senate for tho term be
ginning March 1. Senator Norris suc
ceeds Norris Brown, whose" term oxplres
oil that date.
There wero no frills aver the ratifica
tion ol tne selection of Judgo Norris by
the house and senate In sepurate sessions
yesterday. No member mudo a speech,
Lieutenant Governor McKelvIe directed
Clyde Barnard to read tho senate record
on the votu taken yesterday and Speaker
Kelley directed Chief Clerk Richmond to
rend thu house record.
Ch tiler formally Mmlr,
The lieutenant governor then announced
"tho selection of Judgo Norris for senator.
Hven this announcement failed to bring
forth any applause, though thoro was u
generous hand-clnpplng when Secretary
Bnrnnrd of the senato.reod a letter from
Judge Norris explaining his ubsencc on
much., an Important occasion. Tho Joint
session then adjourned.
Tho ratification of tho Vote of the peo
ple cast at the late election on candidate
for senator uttracted very few visitors to
Lincoln', ther.e being less than 100 In the
galltty of the house during tho Joint
session. This lack of Interest Is said to
be dtiu In a large measuro to tho fuct
that It was generally believed Judge Nor
ris would not be present -when formally
Letter from Norrla.
Tho letter from Judge Norris was to
Senator Cordou). It follows, '
,"Jl rotf rtt, much jnoro than-1 um able
to express In words the conditions which
1 boliovti now exist hero that make it
practlcully Impossible for mo to be In
Lincoln on thn 22d Inst, at thu meeting
of tho legislative Joint session.
"Until a fuw days ago, I have been en
gaged during this entire session of con
gress, In tho senato as ono of tho man
agers on the part of tho house In the
Archbald Impeachment proceedings. Dur
ing the trial nnd" for, some time prior to
Its cominencemonti I devoted all my time
to the work Incident to tho preparation
for. and actual trial of, the cose. On
this account, I am away behind with the
other work nnd In this respect what ap
plies to mo us an Individual, applies with
an added forco to tho work berore the
judiciary eoinmuieo n me uuunu. ijuo
the Archbald proceedings were on, we 'did
not have a mooting of tho committed
Soino of th most Important maters ot
legislation are now pending before this"
committee nnd I presumo wo will be In
practlcully t-ontlnuous Holly sessions all
this week. '
luiportnitt llllla I'eiiilluu.
"There ure several bills of great Inn
portanco pending before other commit
tees !u which 1 am deeply Interested and
in which 1 have taken an active part, und
somo of which It Is absolutely necessary
that 1 should give considerable attention,
to, und I do not bellevo under all the
circumstances, thut I am justified In
leaving hero during the coming week. It
seems to mo to do so would bo a shirk
ing of my official duty.
"The Importance of this would not bo
so great were It not thut tho present con
gress will die on the Fourth of March
uud all maters of legislation not enacted
Into law by that date will (all.
"I sincerely trust that no misconstruc
tion will be put on my absence. I am
dcepl) sensible of the high honor given
to me by tho people of our great com
monwealth In electing me to the senate
ot thu United States. It Is my ambition
to show by my acts rather than by words,.
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