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Friend* of 'Amendment in Con
gress Concede Defeat- Not
• j to Try Again.
[From Thr Tribune Bureau.]
\\ .Washington. Jan. 7.— Members of Con
gress who favor an income tax are con
vinced that the proposed constitutional
amendment authorizing the levy of such
■ tax will not be ratified by three-fourths
r.f the states. They believe that the
criticism of the resolution by Governor
Huphos will have a farrcaching in
fluence on the action of many legislat
ures which are to meet this winter, and
that it Trill not be difficult to convince
the lawmakers of twelve states that the
- adoption of the resolution would invest
the federal government with a power
that mijrht prove dangerous to the
The suggestion that Congress pass
another resolution, from which th<» words
"from whatever source derived" shall be
eliminated, does not meet with favor in
either branch of Congress. A prominent
"Western Senator, who believes that it is
possible to pass a constitutional income
tax law under the present grants of
power to the general government, said
to-night that none of the friends of the
Income tax would lead a movement to
ritys a new resolution for submission to
the stater
"Even with the objectionable words
♦■Hroinated." he paid. "I think it would
■be Impossible to pet three-fourths of the
rtate legislatures to ratify the resolution.
1 em convinced that the resolution is
elated for defeat, and personally 1 prefer
that it t-hall be defeated on technical
crounds rather than because of the gen
eral principle which it seeks to enunci
Another Western Senator, who voted
for the income tax resolution last
Fpring. said he did not think the objec
tion of Governor Hughes would bear
"I hesitate to say this," he continued,
"for I realize that Mr. Hughes is a very
capable lawyer, and does not reach hasty
conclusions. I do not believe, however,
that the words "from whatever source
derived* would give the federal govern
ment power to tax the incomes from
ftate bonds. This question was decided
Xt- long ago as the famous case of Mc-
CulJoch agt. Maryland. The power to
tax involves the power to destroy. It is
*ott!rd that one sovereignty cr.nnot tax
the instrumentalities of another sov
ereignty. This is not specifically set out
in the Constitution, 'out there are some
principles inherent in sovereignty which
do not have to be incorporated in the
written fundamental law. I have no
doubt that under the language of the
reflation Congress could and would
pass a bill which would exempt from
taxation the income on both United
States and date bonds."
On the other hand, some of the best
lav yers in Congress agree with the view
-expressed by Governor Hughes. The
Phraseology of the income tax resolution
did not hare the careful consideration of
■the Senate's foremost lawyers. The
?-mendment was drafted by Senator
Brown and was submitted as a compro
mise for the corporation tax. There was
practically no debate on its adoption,
and the question was not raised as to
whether the language used was broad
f-nough to interfere with the right of a
Mate to borrow money for its own pur
Elects Nearly Every Member of Senior
IBr T*l*cxar>b la The Tribune.
Boston. Jan. '..— Harvard's "Gold Coast.'
Hamilton .Fish, jr.'s, party, cam" into its
own to-day nt the election for the senior
Has? committees and swept the field, elect
ing nearly every man nominated by that
fa^Mon sr-i 1 1 lag ample revenue for
ttx defeat received at the time of the elec
tion of the r\ae- marshals.
The trouble that existed politically bc
tw**-n t',v> "Nard" and »he -'Cold Coast"
has Jxfn mMI <••■: ov^r to a large degree,
and there was no apparent discord Clar
ence C. Little. of Brooklyn, chairman of
• Harvard"? tra^k ... proved to his sup
porter* that be la one of the moat popular
men In roll^jrc r.y tcing elected to the office
of r-tcre-tfcry and receiving the largest In
dividual rote ..f the day. polling 233 votes.
more than both of bis opponents together.
Bright and As Attractive As On
The Opening Day Is This
Exhibition and Sale
of Kermanshah Rugs
and Carpets
This Is the Last Day for This Event, But the Arrival of
Fresh Merchandise Has Replenished the Showing
Kermanshah Carpets $1.25 to $1.50 a square foot.
If you have not made comparisons this msans more than meets the eye.
But it is only one of many reasons for the past week's most generous response
to the sale and why you should not miss today's remaining opportunity.
Here are others —
Size Price I Size Price Size Price
11 ft 2x7 ft $120 i 14 ft. 9 in. x 9 ft. sin 185 14 ft. 9 in. x 9 ft. 9in 250
Ift 10 in x9ft 2in 140 , 14 ft. 2 in. xlO ft 185 13 ft. 10 in. x 9 ft. lin 250
i? ft \ in vftftll in 150 11 ft. 9 in. x 7 ft. 10 in 190 14 ft. 3 in. xlO ft 250
Aft in* «ft 6in ' 150 12 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. Bin 190 15 ft. 6 in. x 9 ft. 11 in 265
\\ 111 I '^n fiO H ft. 6 in. xlO ft. Bin 190 15 ft. 11 in. xlO ft. lin 285
15 ft. 4 in. x 8 ft. il in 60 15 ft . 7 in> xlO ft. 9in 190 16 ft. 3 in. xlO ft. 8 in. ... 285
14 ft. 6 in. x 10 ft. sin 175 < Hft g in. x 9 ft. 10 in 195 ; 15 ft. 1 in. x 10 ft. sin 298
14 ft. 5 in. x 8 ft. 9in 175 ja ft. 7 in. xlO ft. 2in 220 '14 ft. 2 in. x 9 ft. sin " 300
15 ft. 5 in. xlO ft. Bin 175 15 ft. 10 in. xlO ft. 4in 220 15 ft. 7 in. x 9 ft. 11 in 310
15 ft. 5 in. x 9 ft. 7 in 180 i 14 ft. x 9 ft. 4in 220 < 16 ft. 8 in. x 11 ft "'" 310
15 ft 2 in. x 9 ft. 9in 185 14 ft. xlO ft. Bin 225 17 ft. 9 in. xll ft. 4 in. . . '. . ['. 325
14 ft. 5 in. x 9 ft. lin 185 |15 ft. 6 in. xl l ft. Bin 250 16 ft. 2 in. xlO ft. 10 in . 385
Formerly A, T. Stewart & Co., Broadway, Fourth avenue, Eighth to Tenth street.
"Champions of Privilege" and
the Administration.
Danville, 111., Jan. 7. — That "Democrat*
should give aid and comfort to Republican
progressives in Republican districts who
voted against Speaker Cannon, against his
rule. against the tariff, and against the
ship subsidy" was the opinion expressed
by Senator Thomas P. Gore, of Oklahoma,
Democrat, speaking to-night at a Jackson
Day dinner In this city.
"Their heads," said he. "should not be
carried on a charger merely because by re
fusing to fawn they failed to thrive.
"I have a due regard for the proprieties
of this place and this occasion," continued
Senator Gore. "I come neither to bury
Cannon nor to praise him. I wage no war
against Cannon nor against Aldrich as in
dividuals, but against Cannonism and Al
drichism as a system of mis-government.
Personally I wish them good health and
Increase of days— politically I wish de
thronement unto tl:rm and their dynasty.
"If the reign of 'stand-pat' tyranny is
continued I have little choice among the
tyrants. Destroy the despotism if you
would destroy tho despot. Cannon and
Aldrich are indeed in the path of progress.
The chosen champions of privilege, the
guiding genius of the new administration,
the friends and favorites of the king, are
perched upon the very arms of the throne.
"Roosevelt was able to run his adminis
tration without their domination. It seems
that Mr. Taft surrendered at the first sum
n«ons. Roosevelt, in his way, was the
friecd of progress and the foe of privilege,
and the people may yet prefer the strenu
osity of Roosevelt to the sinuosity of Taft.
They may yet conclude that 'the hands are
the hands of Esau, but the voice is 1 Jacob's
"Th«» tariff enables one man to get with
out earning what another man earns with
out getting, which enables the jewelled hand
of greed to pick the threadbare pocket nf
the needy.
"The President says the object of revision
was not to reduce, but to prevent an ad
vance. A revelation this, but even this ob
ject has failed. There has been a saturna
lia of high prices since the new law was
approved, but you need no other reminder
than experience. The President has also
assured us that the new law is the best law
ever enacted by the Republic. What a
splendid compliment ! If Increasing duties
be the test, it is par excellence the best."
Mr. Gore condemned a ship subsidy, the
policy of centralization and a central bank.
Continuing, he said:
"Th*> country is on Its knees now praying
that we may escape the .scandal in Alaska.
An investigation has become imperative.
Let us hope there will be no wanton use
either of lampblack or of whitewash. Rath,
let the white light be turned on the facts,
and the truth set before the people's eyes."
Xorris Attacks Speaker in La
Follette' 's Magazine.
Washington. Jan 7.— ln advance sheets
of Senator La Follette's magazine received
here to-day. Ilepresentative George W.
ICorrtß. of Nebraska, one of the leading Re
publican insurgents in the House, appears
a? the author of an article entitled "The
Se"iv-t of His Power," in which he Mt
terly arraigns Speaker Cannon as a de
spotic "Iron duke," ruling the House of
Representatives with a ruthless hand. Mr.
Norrifl says:
To-day, as far as the enactment of leg
islation is concerned, the House of Repre
sentatives bears about the same relation
to the national government as the appendix
does to the human body—it has no well
recognized function. For all practical pur
poses our national government, like Gaul
of old, is divided into three parts — the Sen
ate, the President and the Speaker.
This perversion of the real intent and ob
ject of the Constitution has been brought
about so gradually and quietly that until
recently the people have not understood
the method of its accomplishment. That
the Speaker possesses a power second
only to the President has been well under
stood by the people at large for several
years. That by some mysterious power he
controls the- House of Representatives as
with a rod of iron and. at will moves its
members like pawns about the political
checkerboard of national legislation is
known of all men
The existence of this authority was ac
cepted by the country as a matter of fact,
and many people believed that by some
constitutional provision or some enactment
of statute he had been given the power that
he had been exercising. Members of the
House of Representatives who first stood
off in amazement and wondered at the
system of control and then searched for
the source of this power, soon discovered
that the Constitution and the statutes
enacted thereunder had given to the
Speaker no authority whatever, but that
all the power he possessed he obtained
entirely and exclusively from th' rules of
the House, Even in these rules it was
not possible to find any specific enact
ment that gave to him, In direct terms, the
wonderful authority over men and meas
ures that lie seemed to be in possession
of. His control seemed to be absolute
and almost without n^iit. and yet the
specific authorization of his power was
more or less a mystery and a secret.
Mr. Norris recounts the efforts of the in
surgent? to change the rules of the House
and the fruitless results. In the opinion
of the Nebraskan, the great power of the
Speaker lies in his authority to name the
According to Senator Stephenson His
Refusal to Give It Caused Breach.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.)
Milwaukee, Jan. ".—That Senator La Fol
lette and Senator Isaac Stephenson came
to a parting of the -ways wan because* the
latter refused to put up J125.Q00 for a Presi
dential campaign for the Junior Senator
was asserted by Senator Stephenson this
afternoon. His deposition was taken for
up© in a libel suit brought by H. L* Kkern
against Assemblyman A. T. Twesme, grow-
In? out of the campaign of 1908-
From Senator Stepheneon's testimony.
Riven at times with evident reluctance. It
appeared that after ho had been asked
to contribute $123,000, the amount was low
ered to $25,000, and finally the La Follette
men were .glad to take, two checks for
$1,000 each. These, checks figured in the in
vestigation in Madison last winter, but
nothing came out as to requests for larger
Senator Stephenson testified to-day that
Mr. Ekern and Mr. Dah! came to Mari
nette and asked him to contribute KTi.OOO
to the La Follette Presidential campaign
fund. The Senator refused to go in so
heavily, he said, and after a long discus
sion, in which, he said, his visitors did
most of the talking, he grave them a check
for $1,000.
He paid further, when it was suggested
that his memory might be bad. that he had
;i stack of letters from Senator La Fol
lette and his followers several Inches
thick, which in time would be published.
'They will make Interesting reading," safd
the Senator.
After the examination Mr. Ekern. evi
dently angry, turned to go, and, as he did,
"You are an old man. Senator, but you
have done a great Injustice to Senator La
Follette this afternoon."
"I may be an old man," replied Senator
Stephenson. "out I am not so old that I
do not know what I am saying. 4 '
This closed the incident.
International Excursion Party to At
tend Pan-American Conference.
[Fiom The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington, Jan. 7.— Plans are under con
sideration by the Eurea'i of American Re
publics to form an international excursion
party to attend tho centennial celebration
and Pan-American conference at Buenos
Ayres next summer. If these do not mis
carry, at least one ship, and possibly more,
will be chartered to carry the merchants of
the United States to Buenos Ayres. Di
rector Barrett is in correspondence with a
number of chambers of commerce in vari
ous parts of the United States, and ;«
urging them to co-operate in obtaining .-spe
cial ships for the trip.
The Secretary of State, who in his offi
cial capacity 1? determined to make as
n:uch of the conference as possible by ap
pointing a delegation of the mon distin
guished Americans who can be obtained,
also indorses the excursion idea. It is pos
sible that Pittsburg alone will charter n
special vessel for the occasion. The official
delegation will go down on a naval cruiser,
and a special s=quadron has been organized
to go to Buenos Ayreß for the conference.
Despite the unusual interest manifested
by Americans in the forthcoming celebra
tion. Amerk-an merchants are backward in
applying for spac for their exhibits. Bng
lish. French. German. Spanish and, inieed,
practicably all European manufactartt* are
fikinc advantage of the exposition by ap
plying for more space than can be appor
tioned to them, but Americans are appar
ently slow in takin? advantage of the op
portunity, although in the last few years
the trade of the United States with Argen
tina has increased much more rapidly than
that of any Europenn nation. The Bureau
cf American Republics is making special
efforts to interest th*> manufacturers and to
help them to arrange for exhibits.
Oberlin M. Carter Case Covers Fifty
Thousand Pages.
[I r<-"Ti The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Jan. 7.— The. most volumi
nous record in the history of the United
States Supreme Court has been filed in the
case of the United States against Oberlin
M. Carter. Carter was formerly a captain
of engineers, and was in charge of harbor
work at Savannah when the Greene and
Gaynor scandal startled the country. For
the last nine years The government haa
been seeking to recover from Carter about
$700,000. The case has been fought through
the lower courts and will come before the
Supreme Court for argument on Mondpy.
The attorneys in the suit of the govern
ment against the American Tobacco Com
pany thought they had established a claim
to the most voluminous record, but they
subsided when they saw the mass of papers
in the. Carter case. The record embraces
about fifty thousand printed pages.
For the government the case will be ar
gued by Marion Krwin. former United
States Attorney for Georgia. Carter will
be represented by Joseph B. Foraker, for
mer United States Senator, and Horace
G. Stone, of Chicago. This will mark Mr.
Foraker's first appearance in the Supreme
Court since he entered the Senate in 1898.
I From The Tribune Bureau.)
Washington, Jan President Taft's dis
cussion of federal Incorporation In the
message which he submitted to Congress
to-day has delighted those who agreo with
him and amazed those who hava bven, or
who thought they were, opposed to the
proposition. The comprehensiveness of his
argument and the dispassionate manner In
which he meets the objections which have
been urged against the proposition seem.
for the time being at least, wholly to hnvc
disarmed even those who have hitherto an
nounced themselves as violently opposed to
the scheme. While there Is little likelihood
that Congress will make any attempt to
enact a federal incorporation law at this
session, there la reason to believe that an
active and entirely frank propaganda will
be carried on continuously until the na
tional legislature decides to act. The num
ber of fathers which M. Taffs federal in
corporation child seems to possess is not
without its amusing side. The Attorney
General affirms that he Is Its father, and
points to the speech he made In Kentucky
last summer. The Secretary of Commerce
and Labor presents an older, if not more
valid, claim to Its paternity, and instances
th« speech he made to the, Missouri Bar
Association several years ago. Senator
Beverldge solemnly announces that he la
the sole father and originator of the Idea,
and some of Mr. Roosevelt's closest friends
maintain that ne is the genuinely original
paternal ancestor, while ex-Secretary Gar
field Is still to be heard from and Secretary
Ballinger modestly asserts that he. too,
knows something about its paternity him
Those critics of the Taft administration
who have soueht to errata the Impression
that the Chief Executive was unduly sus
ceptible to the Influence of the great rail
roads of the country received a .severe
■hook to-tlav when they read Mr. Taffa
railroad recommendations. That the Presi
dent made no material concessions to the
officials whose White House conference was
arranged for by J. P. Morgan is obvious,
even from a cursory reading of the mes
sage. It is equally true that those mem
bers of the Senate who have been generally
regarded as unduly solicitous for the wel
fare and the feelings of the railroads ex
press themselves as fully prepared to enact
legislation in accordance with the Presi
dent's recommendations. Peculiarly enough,
i he only opposition thus far expressed In
the upper house comes from Senator Cum
mins, an avowed insurgent, and Senator
Borah, whose views are likely to be radical.
The impression seems to prevail that the
grave fears that Mr. Taffs recommenda
tions, if enacted, would constitute a men
ace to prosperity were conjured up for
spectacular purposes only and will qufcKly
dissolve in the face of the calm hut deter
mined attitude of the Executive.
President Taft's letter to Gifford Pinchot
advising him that he had found it neces
sary to direct Xhe Secretary of Agriculture
to remove him from office clearly illus
trates that kindliness of disposition whlc^
is the dominant note In the character of th*
Chief Executive. "I should be glad to re
gard what has happened only as a personal
reflection." says Mr. Taft. "so that I coul<i
pass it over and take no official cognizance
of it." This has been the attitude of th<:
President since the beginning of the con
troversy. In the face of much provocation
Mr. Taft has persistently refused to be
come angry, and now takes the drastic ac
tion which has been urged upon him by
every member of his Cabinet, except Mr.
Balllnger, only from a sense of his duty
to maintain the dienitv of the high office
he occupies. Secretary Ballingor refrained
from attending either of the Cabinet meet
ings at. -which Mr. Pinchot's conduct was
the chief topic of discussion.
That ex-President Roosevelt has finally
consented to make the customary address
expected of the recipients of the Nobel
peace prize, and that he has done so be
cause of the intimation that his persistent
refusal might Interfere with the chance of
a like honor being conferred on Senator
Root, has already been told in this column.
It is now suggested by those more or less
familiar with the views of the Nobel trus
tees that the present Secretary of State.
Mr. Knox, may become as likely a candi
date for this honor as Mr. Root himself.
If the efforts of Mr. Knox to have the
powers of the International Prize Court
enlarged to a point which will make it In
fact a permanent international court of
arbitration succeed it will be difficult for
any one successfully to controvert Mr.
Knox's claim to having rendered one of the
greatest contributions to the peace of tho
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Auditorium *\t J lA^f/HUQ^/f W(/ Union Will Contain Full Pages of Wana
| ¥ I .New York, January 8, 1910 maker News.
Some Very Good News About
Men's Sweater Coats
If a man wears one of these com
fortable garments — and few do not,
And if his bosom friend is show
ing signs of wear or is so agreeable
as to suggest that two might be
twice as pleasing. What is the
harm in coming here tomorrow and
helping us outdo the size of our
stock of heavy, warm shaker-knit
sweater coats— at our expense?
$3.50 for Those That Were $4.50
$3 for Those That Were S4
White and gray, in all sizes. The
first lot have pockets.
Sold in the Sporting Goods Sec
tion, Main floor, New Building.
These Reefers Are Yearning
For Appreciative Youngsters
Of 3 to 14 years of age, with
mothers or fathers who arc willing
to invest $7.50 where they see sure
All-wool plain friezes, blue, black
and gray; and smart cheviots,
striped and fancy; lined with ser
viceable woolen cloth, with glossy
velvet collars ; some have embroid
ered emblem on the sleeve.
Somewhere a lot of boys and
mothers will be delighted to know
of these underpriced coats. The
adjective would be superlative were
the coats before our readers, for the
quality speaks for itself.
Main floor. Old Building.
world of this century. It is true, of course,
that the, proposition of a permanent Inter
national court of arbitration was first ad
vanced at The Hague by American com
missioners, acting or. motion of Secretary
Root, but it remained for the ingenuity of
Mr. EMU to devise a method whereby an
existing instrumentality may easily V"> con
verted Into such a court. It Is not sup
posed, of course, that Mr. Knox'n name
would be submitted to the Nobel trustees
until the claims of Mr. Root have been dis
posed of— a fact which makes it entirely
possible that three American statesmen
may be so honored within a comparatively
short apace of time.
Had not the calendar of events in Wash
ington been decidedly crowded with hap
penings of a more or lens sensational char
acter in the last week, the declaration of
Governor Hughes regarding the. Income tax
would doubtless have attracted more atten
tion. Even as It 1.-\ the views of the Gov
ernor are receiving far more consideration
than is ordinarily accorded at the national
capital to, -the utterances of the Governor
of a state. There seems to be a consensus
of opinion that Governor Hughes's declara
tion is at once thoughtful and courageous.
Had the chief executive of the Empire
State been more of a politician and I**.
nf a statesman, it is said by his friends
here, ho might have hesitated long before,
enunciating views po diametrically opposed
to those of the administration, and hardly
likely to prove welcome to the Insurgent
element of the Republican party. His very
fearlessness, however, has compelled ad
miration, and the evident sincerity of his
opposition has precluded all unkindly criti
cism. In fact, there are many who believe
that the Governor's objections are W«fl
founded, and that the national legislature
has only itself to blame for having submit
ted to th« states a hastily prepared and
carelessly expressed Constitutional amend
ment. That by his criticism the Governor
has signed the death warrant of the amend
ment, at least In Its present form, is quite
generally believed. G. G. 11.
President Favors Putting Service Un
der a Civilian Commissioner.
[From The Tribune Bureau. 1
Washington, Jan. 7. — President Taft, Sec
retary Nagel and the Interstate Commerce
Committee of the House favor the abolition
of the Lighthouse Board and the establish
ment in the Department of Commerce and
Labor of a bureau of lighthouses, under
the, supervision of a commissioner. In order
that this may be accomplished speedily
Representative Mann, chairman of the
Interstate Commerce Committee, has Intro
duced a bill making: provision for the de
sired changes. The effect of this bill will
be to eliminate from control all th* army
and navy officers now serving on the board
and the transfer of this control to a civilian
The Lighthouse Board at present is com
posed of Rear Admiral Marix. chairman;
Colonel Walter S. Franklin. Dr. Henry S.
Pritchett, of the Carnegie Foundation; Rear
Admiral Niles. Colonel William Trossell and
Major James B. Cavanaugh.
Appropriation of $600,000 Provided in
Mr. Goulden s Bill.
Washington. Jan. 7— An appropriation of
IMMm for the acquisition of a site and the
erection of a public building, including fire
proof vaults, lieatlng and ventilating ap
paratus, etc.. for the use of the postofflc-rt
and other-government offices in the Borough
of the Bronx. New York, in addition to
the $100,000 already appropriated for the site,
was introduced to-,lay by Representative
Goulden, of New York.
-Benjamin Channlng Miller, a real estate
broker, who sued the W. A. Clark Realty
Company for commissions amounting to
$1,630 73. recel/^d a verdict for the entire
amount from a jury in Justice Platzek's
part of the Supreme Court yesterday, W.
A. Clark, former United States Senator
from Montana. is the principal stockholder
In the realty company, which was formed
to develop a corner property at SSth street
and Park avenue, for which Miller said he
secured a purchaser. The purchaser. It
appeared, had been forced by the tightness
of the money market to abandon the deal
later, but Miller said he had completed his'
work and demanded payment. . /
In This Story of Men's Overcoat Surprises
Men's Storm Coats
With the "Four Ways"
Collar to Sell Today
at $16.50
These Coats Are Identical With the Ones That
Have Sold at $20. $25 and $30, and
Here is the Reason We Have Them
it J\c UVv'TnVt"? "'" tnKl 1 e -."' ari f l ,»an>e of th.s coat, wt wiU «, tint we found
«»ts of rujrsed fancy
well. Also in Mack and xfonU™ ILi and P |alds «'«* young men like so
SPI ENDIDI V ~ wts that are alw * ys '" correct style. •
buttons, some with wind s\"-M* inn,* T '*'' 1 """. RS U " d f^". S ' teVt ' hnm^- hi « horn
rugged effect. n the sleeves - and ■*"» detail carried out to give the
Tlicvare COATS W'K AMI.' i>d<»i ■ n
Tv/r » * «'*«n<?tf<?«tLD IV Mr.LL any day at their accustomed
Men s $20, $25 and $30 Storm Coats at
$16.50- All Sizes
The selling will start with .v ««-««,«- •_ rt ,,« * j
_ _ b ' nnth the opening hour, today. j Main floor. New Builta*
Speaker Cannot Name Pin
chot-BalUngcr Committee.
[From Th« Tribune Burf»u-J
"Washington. Jan. 7.-In passing the
Humphrey resolution providing for an in
vestigation of the Ball lager- Ptn<"hot con
troversy the Insurgents and Democrats ad
ministered an unexpected defeat to the
House organization and Speaker Cannon
this afternoon. This defeat consisted of the
addition of an amendment to the resolution
taking from the Speaker the authority to
appoint the House members of ' '•- •«■-*!•
gating committee and providing that these
members be elected by the House.
Although It was known by th«} organiza
tion leaders that the resolution would meet
with some resistance, it was not expected
that such a bitter struggle would occur.
For this reason tome of the regulars w*re
not In their seats, while the Insurgents.
with a carefully prepared plan of action,
had practically their entire strength and
were backed by the solid Democratic mem
bership, with the single exception of Repre
sentative Fitzgerald, of New York.
Th» amendment was offered by one of
the insurgent leaders. Representative Nor
ris, of Nebraska, early in the afternoon,
and when the vote came it was adopted,
149 to 14' i. Representatives Herbert Parsons
and Hamilton Fish, of New York, and But
ler Ames, of Massachusetts, joined the in
purgents and brought about the result.
Mr. Parsons contended that a , committee
elected by the House would command
greater confidence than one appointed by
the Speaker. Mr. Fish took a similar view.
Twenty-three other Republicans voted with
the Democrats. They were Representatives
Cooper, Kopp. Lenroot, Morse and Nelson,
of Wisconsin; Davis, Lindberg. Miller and
Volstead, of Minnesota; Good. Haugen.
Hubbard. Kendall, Plckett and Woods, of
Iowa; Gronna, of North Dakota; Norris
and Hinshaw. of Hayes, of
California; Polndexter. of Washington:
Murdock and Madison, of Kansas, and
Loverlng, of Massachusetts.
A number of amendments were offered,
the most important being that of Repre
sentative Fitzgerald, of New York, who
sought to have the Investigation confined to
the Interior Department and to prevent the
committee from reviewing the actions of
Mr. Pinchot. This was overwhelmingly de
feated by a vote of 223 to 65. Representa
tive Poindexter's amendment providing that
any person who becomes Involved In the
Investigation may appear before the com
mittee with counsel was adopted without
opposition, while that of Representative
Cooper, of Wisconsin, making It Impossible
for any of the hearings to be secret was
agreed to by the Rules Committee. Several
other minor amendments were defeated. It
is not improbable that the Senate win ob
ject to the Poindexter amendment.
A day of continuous debate preceded th«
vote. Mr. Dalzell explained that the reso
lution was without precedent in the scope
and authority which it allowed the com
mittee, but this, he declared, was in order
that no person whose evidence was con
sidered necessary might escape giving testi
mony. Mr. Fitzgerald complained that the
House lost much dignity by not appointing
a committee of its own without seeking the
President's permission. He also declared
that Mr. Plnehot should not be investi
gated, as he had made the charges against
the Interior Department and no charges
had been made against him.
Mr. Hitchcock, of Nebraska, repeated in
part the speech he made' some time ago at
tacking tha Secretary of the Interior, while
Mr. Martin, of Colorado, made a violent
attack on the forest reserve policy, of Mr.
Pinchot and Insisted, that his conduct
should be Investigated.
Representatives Smith, of lowa, and
Scott, o" Kansas?, advocated the passage of
the resolution without amendment. Repre
sentatives Cooper, of Wisconsin: Garrett. of
Tennessee, and Underwood, of Alabama,
favored t^e Morris amendment.
The insurgent leaders say they are not
interested in the personnel «f the com
mittee and that their action to-day was
merely to take the power of appointment
from the Speaker. The regulars, however,
accuse them of having Joined with Demo
crats to select a partisan committee which
would exonerate Mr. Pinehot. condemn Sec
retary BaMlngrer and embarra** President
Taft. Even if they desire to do this, it is
not likely that they can succeed, for a
hurry call was sent out to-night to all ab
sent Republicans t*> that they may b« on
hand when 'he committee is elected Ti.!*
will b-» done after th« Senate has 03.
sss^Ni the resolution. There Is son* talk
of a Republican caucus to select the X*.
publican members of the committee. If th*
Insurgents refuse to attend this caucus th*
charge that they are attempting to dis
credit Secretary Ballinger without a fair
hearing would seem to be proved, but If
they attend their declarations that t&?7
are not interested in the personnel of th»
committee would appear to hare been mad«
In good faith.
Some Insurgent Senators Are
Agaimt Confirming Him.
I From Th« Trtbun* Burssu.!
Washington. Jan. 7.— 9©em of tha Repub
lican Senators who voted against the Pays*
tariff bill have let It be known that they
may organize a fight against the confirma
tion of Marlon De Vrle?. whoa* appoint
ment as a member of the Court of Cus
toms Appeals was sent to the Senate 00
As a member of the Board of General
Appraisers at the Port of New York, Mr.
De Vriea earn*? to Washington last winter
by direction of th« Secretary of th» Treas
ury to assist the Finance Coramjtt?* to
its work of framing the tariff schedules.
He drafted pome cf th© most important
schedules, MM) in the debates hts narr.e was
frequently used by the leaders to support
their contentions In reply to criticisms
made by opponents of the Finance Com
As a result jwine of the rnsursent Sen
ators accumulated a natural hostility for
the Finance. Committee's experts, especial
ly Mr. De Vrle?. who was regarded as the
principal expert adviser of Senator Aidricn.
Several tim?.- in the debates Senator Dol
llv«*r took occasion to attack the >»•*» Yoric
I he nominations of the jndses of th* new
court are now before th*- Committee on tr*
Judiciary, and a member of the committee
has been informed that at the proper Urn»
he will receive certain Information wnieb.
ought to be considered before Mr. D<»
Vries's nomination Is favorably reported.
There is also some opposition to the nomi
nation of Judi?*- William H. Hunt, of Mon
tana, for membership in the p«w court.
Goldfogle Introduces Resolution Aimed
at Courts in Large Cities.
[From The Tribune Bureau.]
Washington. Jan. — An Investigation or
the offlc*»3 of the clerks of the courts having
Jurisdiction over naturalization cas-;s >>•
the House Committee on liaailsration is
provided for in a resolution Introduced to
day by Representative GoldXoele. of New
York. The preamble to the resolution as
serts that charges have been recently made
that in some of the large cities, espec^lly
New York, the conditions are *uca that a
large number of persons desirous of becom
ing citizens are compelled to stand la Use
for many hours and are otherwise incon
venienced by overcrowded offices. Mr.
Goldfogle believes thai many are preTcrts<!
from becoming cltlzere by these, condition*.
The resolution was referred to the Com
mittee on Rules.
The Immigration Committee to-day re
ported favorably the bill of Mr. Benaat.
of New York, making certain changes m
the naturalization laws by means of which
it is hoped the naturalization of aliens will
be expedited.
I■. 1 9 ■
Marquis Cusam-Confalioneri Appointed
to the United States,
• • •■: -
Berne. Jen. T!.«s Marquis Cxisa=l-Con
falioneri. who for three Tears has held the
post cf Italian Minister to Switzerland, ha.*
been notified of his aoDotntment as Ambas
sador to the United States, in succesrton to
Baron Mayor dcs Planch<s.
The maraui?. his wife and son and daugh
ter are most Doouiar here and have a larr •
circle of friends In the United States. Th
marquis is very versatile. He speaks ay*
languages, and also is a painter and author.
He belongs to one of the oldest families in
Milan and in a personal friend of Kin* Vic
tor Emmanuel.
Washington. Jan. 7.— Baron Mayer de*
Planches. Italian Ambassador to the Unite.!
States, who, according to a cable dispatch
from Berne. Switzerland, is to be succeeded
by Marquis Cusanl-Confalioneri, Italian
Minister to Switzerland, nad received ik»
official word up to a '.ate hour to-night of
the change.
Some surprise was expressed at the eni
bassy that if the minister at Beroe taJ
been notified of his transfer no official
word had been sent to the ambassador here
concerning the change.

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