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Rumor That Board of Army Engineers
Are Against Deep Channel
Former President Visits American In
land Station at Kijabe, and
CHOWD IX SENATE
Senator La Follette Replies to Criti
cisms by Senators Aldrich
Visits His Cell
Accused Doctor Much Agitated and
- hi L'i 'i n. j , '. f
Angrily Tells Her to Keep
Her Mouth Shut.
CHICAGO. June 4. There was a dramatic
GOES TO CONGRESS NEXT WEEK
CONTINUES ANALYSIS OF BILL
OPENING UP NEW REGION
Expense is Not Justified toy Com
DEBATE EXPEDITES ACTION
Completed Report is Now in Hands of
FOURTEEN FEET CHANNEL BASIS
Bnurd rnri on Data Collected hy
nrclnl Board Create by
serial Art of
WASHINGTON, June 4. From the at
titude of inmt prominent army official",
the 1m prmelon has been gained that the
unanimous report of the army board of
engineers on the proposed Mississippi deep
waterway project from St. Louis to the
Gulf of Mexico, which probably will be
before congress before the end of next
week, takes the general (round that com
mercial Interests do not warrant the ex
penditure of the vast mimi required to
construct and maintain the proposed water
way. No Intimation, however, of the con
clusion of the engineers could be obtained
Conclusions of the board have been
awaited wtth a great deal of Impatience,
especially In congress, where two weeks
ago there was an extended debate over the
question of calling on the secretary of
war to transmit forthwith the report on
The debute evidently haa had the effect
of expedition consideration of the question
by the board of engineers, for It was an
nounced today that they had completed
thoil report, which Is now In the hands
of the chief of engineers of the array,
General William L. Marshall.
According to law, the board was author
I ted to pass on the data colleoted by a
special board created by congress to ex
mine the Mississippi river below St. Louis
to collect data to enable army engineers to
reach a conclusion, wtlh a view of recom
mending action thereon.
The report of the board will not be made
public until after It has gone to congress.
General Marshall will take palna to have
the report placed In the hands of congress
so soon as possible In view of criticisms
that were made of the engineers.
The proposed deep waterway from St,
Louis to the gulf Is a part of the great
project to connect the Great Lakes with
the gulf by a channel sufficient to ac
commodate large oraft throughout the
year. Engineers were to collect data on
the construction of a channel fourteen
STOCK MARKET AGAIN ACTIVE
Speculative Condt(aa Held, ta Be
Dae to Operations of Import
ant Klaaaetal Iatereste.
NEW YORK, June 4. Speculative ac
tivity was again strongly In evidence at
the opening of trading on the Stock ex
change today. Opinion In Wall street to
day waa that the present outburst of spec
ulative enthusiasm la not due so much to
buying of the general public aa It Is to the
operations of Important financial Interest
and a group of heavy operators, some of
whom were until recently on the bear side
of the market.
The continued eaaa of money Is, of
course, a large factor in the present spec
ulative movement, as areJ also the most
uniform reports of Improved Industrial
conditions and a general belief In the ex
cellence of crop prospects. Another Im
portant factor la the Introduction of Amer
ican securities on the Paris Bourse.
Trading In the first half hour today was
probably well in excess of 200,000 sharea,
wtth the Harriman and Hill Issues, Atchi
son and the steel stocks the most con
spicuous features." Heavy realisation for
profits in the steel stocks was reported
and this selling was reflected In the pres
sure upon these particular Issues on the
H was rumored that a private settlement
of some 70.000 shares of United States
Steel common waa effected for a large
short interest at a price higher than the
stock has yet sold in the open market.
MASONS REPLY TO TAFT
Lodge In London Campos of Amer
icans Sends Measure to the
WASHINGTON, June 4 President Taft
who yesterday cabled greetings to the
first Muronlc lodge composed entirely of
Americana to be Instituted In England, to
day received from London the following
Tour cablegram. Instinct with national
feeling and Masonic brotherly love Just
read and much appreciated at the first
banquet of American lodge, attended by
a representative gathering of the grand
officers of the grand lodge of England,
with most worshipful pro-grand Master
Lord Ampthlll at the'r head, who re-echo
your kind and cordial greetings."
ROW REPORTED IN HONDURAS
Wireless Dispatches State Revolution
ary Troubles Have Taken
Place la Celba.
WASHINGTON. June 4 -Wireless tele
grams from American consular representa
tives In Honduras Informed the State de
partment today of reported revolutionary
troubles In Ceiba. The American gunboat
Paducuh at Porto Cortes sailed yesterday
for Ceiba In response to a request for pro
tection to foreign life and property. Con
sul Htickwood at Porto Cortes telegraphed
that Celba and Tegucigalpa, the capital of
Honduras, seems to be cut off.
The State department has not been aware
that revolutionary troubles threatened Hon
duraa. Ti e department's reports were that
the disturbance In the Interior had been
Home-taming; farad at A nrden.
A P-KRDKEN. S. D., June 4 (Special. )-
A feature of the Dakota homecoming cele
bration which pmmisea to attract consider
able attention is the industrial parade.
)rr 100 Aberdeen firms have already arv
tounred their Intention of participating In
the parade and Included In the spectacle
will be six bands, 6C Indiana from the roe
ervatlons west of the Missouri rlvar and
, many other special feet urns.
scene In the Sheffield avenue police station
today, when Miss Anna Kolb was taken to
the cell occupied by Dr. Haldane Clemin
son, alleged by the police to have slain his
wife. It was from Miss Kolb that ihe
police obtained the names of a number of
women with whom lr. Cleminson Is al
leged to have been on friendly terms. Miss
Kolb admitted she had been a patient un
der Cleminson at the Chicago I'nlon hos
pital and that he had paid considerable at
tention to her.
Upon being taken to the physirian'a cell
Miss Kolb screamed hysterically. She was
left there for ten minutes, with a detective
near by. What the conversation between
the two was about the police refuse to
make public, but It was learned that their
talk terminated with a second series of
screams by Miss Kolb and she was led
Captain Kane stated that Miss Kolb.
while of value In the Investigation of the
case, was not the woman most wanted.
Later fragments of the conversation be
tween the prisoner and Miss Kolb were
learned by reporters.
'Doctor," said Miss Kolh In a low but
agitated voice, "tell the police here the
names of the women tell them of all of
Dr. Cleminson, staggering slightly.
clutched the bars of his cell and replied
angrily: "The closer you keep your mouth
shut, young woman, the better it will be
for both you and me."
It was at this reply that the visitor
screamed a second time and was led away.
Newspaper Reporter Ferrets Out St.
Louis Agent, Who Offers to
Buy a Ticket.
ST. LOUIS, June 4 Information about
the operations in St. Louis of the "Mexican
National lottery," uncovered by arrests in
New York last night, was obtained today
from Jack Llntner, 1K!0 South ' Twelfth
street. Under the name "John Smith"
Llntner received mall at 1019 (Rutger street,
the home of his sister.
A newspaper reporter who asked for
"Smith" at the Rutger street address was
directed to the South Twelfth street num
ber. There he was met by Llntner, who
agreed to get the reporter numbers for the
next drawing, although he said that ha had
quit handling the tickets about six months
The local postal authorities said that they
had not been notified of the ease.
TOWN HELPS PAY EXPENSES
OF BOOKER WASHINGTON
Council Sanctions Address 4r Nesjr
Edaeater and Appropriates
Money to Help.
NORFOLK, Va.. June 4. The town coun
cil of Suffolk, Va., last night gave Its
official sanction to the appearance of
Booker T. Washington, the negro educator,
on the lecture platform there June 21 and
appropriated $25 for his entertainment. The
council also appointed a committee of three
from Its membership to co-operate In the
success of Prof. Washington's appearance
there. A. H. Crocker, a negro, appeared
and urged co-operation in the efforts of
the negroes "to entertain the biggest man
of their race.
PERUVIAN CABINET RESIGNS
Liberal Parry Taken Steps to Free
the (Inspected Leaders of
LIMA, Peru, June 4 The Peruvian cab
inet today tendered its resignation.
It has been proved that the revolutionary
outbreak of last week was engineered en
tirely by the followers of the Pierola party.
A' committee of the liberal party today
visited President Leguia and, declaring
that neither Dr. Durand nor Jose Ollva
had taken part In the movement, requested
that these men be set at liberty. The
country Is quiet.
Kansas has ,lts William Allen Whites,
Nebraska haa Its Doc Blxbys, but Missouri
haa Its J. E. Stringer-Just one.
Mr. Stringer Is a poet he say a. For
eighteen years ha has been wielding his
facile pen In the Interest of pure liter
ature. He haa attained some heights of
literary excellence. He la an ambitious
man, ta Mr. Stringer and the measure of
ordinary success that would sails fy the
common run of poets only serves to stimu
late the aspirations of Missouri's poet
laureate and drive him on and up to
higher goals, to nobler missions. He was
not content to linger long In the valley of
mediocrity, his place was on the mountain
tope of excellenoe; up there where the air
Is pure, associates few, but select, where
genius dwells and muses muse.
And so J. Edwaraldo Stringer kept
stringing his harp a little tighter and
drawing his bow a little faster across the
emotions and passions of nature until,
after eighteen years of patient toll, he
lias come to the acme of his efforts, has
wrought his crowning achievement In the
dulcet melody of these few lines:
A STRANGER IN OMAHA.
I am a stranger In Omaha.
But I like it the very best kind,
Because acme of the best of folks
Within this city I find.
The ladles of Omaha
I will not soon forget;
My favorite in the city
Is cashier at the C C
I am a great admirer of the ladles;
They most all look alike to me,
Because I am a bachelor.
And married I don't wish to be.
I thought Td leave the city
Upon the aight-forty-flve today.
East Africa, He Says, Will Be Whit
ASKS JUSTICE FOR NATIVES
Settlers Should Join Hands With the
STARTS SOON FOR S0TIK COUNTRY
Tnle Reqalres n Jonrney Two Days
Without Merlins; WaterLittle
Danger In the
KIJABE. British East Africa, June 4
The members of the Roosevelt party who
arrived here yesterday afternoon on a spe
cial train from Nairobi, and spent the night
In camp near the railroad station, started
out this morning to visit the local station
of the Africa Inland mission, an American
organization. The party took luncheon
with the missionaries. This morning Mr.
Roosevelt spent some time shooting mon
keys, particularly the colobus.
R. J. Cunlnghame, the manager of the
expedition, and L. A. Tarlton of Nairobi
will stay at camp today, completing the
preparations to start on the trip Into the
Sotlk country. To reach this territory the
paj-ty will have to travel two days with
out meeting water.
On arriving at the mission Mr. Roosevelt
made a thorough Inspection of the Institu
tion and afterward had luncheon with
forty missionaries and their wives and set
tlers. The Rev. Mr. Murlburt welcomed
Mr. Roosevelt to the mission.
Speech of Mr. Roosevelt.
In replying the former president ex
pressed his pleasure at being able to see
the African Inland mission, and recalled
the fact that his visit of today was the
fulfillment of a promise made to Mr. Hurl
burt at Washington some time ago, when
the missionary was introducing to Mr.
Roosevelt at the White House delegates
of a Christian organization.
"I am glad to have seen the work per
sonally." Mr. Roosevelt concluded. "I am
pleased to see the settlers and to find
you working together, as ll would be no
credit to the missionary, the settler or
the official to do otherwise. I have a
peculiar feeling for the settlers working
in this new country, "as they remind roe
of my own people working In the western
stales, where they know no difference be
twen easterner, westerner, northerner or
southerner and pay no heed to creed or
birthplace. . v.
"There la ample work to W 'done and
all had best work shoulder to shoulder.
I believe with all my heart that large
parts of Kaat Africa will form the white
man's country- Make every effort to
build up a prosperous and numerous pop
ulation. Hence I am asking the settlers
to co-operate with the missionaries and
treat the native Justly and bring him to
a higher level.
"I particularly appreciate the way your
interdenominational industrial mission 1h
striving to teach the African to help him
self by industrial education, which is a
prerequisite to his permanent elevation.
It seems to me that you are doing your
work In a spirit of disinterested devotion
of an ideal."
Little Danger la Trip.
NEW YORK, June 4 Dr. Louis L. Sea
man of this city, who returned today on
the Lusltania from a hunting trip In Africa,
In the same region that Mr. Roosevelt will
traverse, has little patience with the talk
that some travelers have Indulged in con
cerning dangers the former president will
"A Hon stands no chance at all." said
"Before the hunters get a shot at him.
he has been chased by the beaters until
he la so winded that there is little harm
left In him. For the most part African
hunting is about aa thrilling aa In English
park. The one real danger Is the tsetse
fly in the lowlands."
Dr. 6eaman Is a friend of the former
president and was at the dinner given
In honor of Mr. Roosevelt at Mombasa
on April 1L
?dwEdllo"Edtl... rll uqc. jH,KAbof Rd
But I have now changed my mind,
And a little longer I will stay.
And get more acquainted.
And go not so soon away,
And, perhapa, I will like it better
The longer I shall stay.
I will close my poem now.
And bid you all adieu.
I give you my best withes
As I say goodby to you.
This man, modest like aU poets, made
this foot note on his manuscript:
"The above poem waa dashed off while
sitting in the corridor of the court house.
J. E. Stringer."
Thomas Gray, It will be recalled, con
sumed seven years In writing his elegy.
But Thomas Gray belonged to another
school, another age, and he didn't live in
Gait, Mo. That is where Poet Stringer
Uvea down In dear old Gait, there where
the apple blossoms and the onion tops
sway In the same gentle spring breese and
mingle their redolent fragrance.
Mr. Stringer admits that he was en
dowed by nature with a talent for poetry,
and so he does not claim all the credit for
Again, speaalng of poets, Mr. Stringer
has that same Innocent Indifference to the
baser things of lite, money, for Instance,
that has made so many men of hla calling
great He eschews commerce and craves
not wealth. .
"I have never sold any of my poetry,"
Mr. Stringer conserves the elements of
true poetical greatness In his manner of
drees and method of speech. His attire
la so simple that It borders on severity
and when he smiles that big, frank smile
at you and gets up close and says in '.hat
nice old-fashioned drawl, "Tea, sir, I'm
from Gait, Ma," you know that ha is.
"YOU, OEOKOE, DON'T
From the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
SMITH ON BUSINESS TYPES
United States Commissioner of Cor
porations Talks at Hastings.
DENOUNCES SINISTER SCHEMERS
Governor Shalleaherger, In an Ad
dress at York, Compliments Town
That No Llqnor License Money
la In School Fond.
HASTINGS, Neb., June 4. -(Special.) In
the concluding ceremony of the commence
ment season diplomas were given tonlghl
to the forty-one seniors of the Hastings
High school, who compose one f the larg
est classes ever graduated from that In
stitution, i'he commen Jiment adding wn
delivered by Herbert Ktox Smith f Wash
ington, D. C, Unlte'l States commissioner
of corporations, ofore an auUWnce that
completely filll the opera house.
"Never haa the world seen such powers aa
serve this generation," declared Mr. Smith.
"It will be the work of this generation to
see that these forces ore direct ad for the
common good. We have built our ma
chinery; we have acquired poer; we are
wealthy and prosperous. Now we must Bee
that this wealth and power are righteously
and Justly used. Tlio federal g jvernment
has seen that this Is to be the great work'
of this country. It. Is not hostile to busi
ness, or to corpo.iiilons. It la the enemy
only of unfairness and oppression. Cor
porations are a necessity for cariylng on
our great modern businesses. .
"There are two types of business men or
of corporations. The one buys carefully,
locates his factories well. Improves his ma
chinery, trains his men, develops new mar
keta, makes his goods at less cost you get
them cheaper, you share his success. That
man Isusing properly our machinery of in
dustry. He has a right to all the support
and protection that the government can
give htm. i
The Sinister Type.
"The other type of man succeeds by get
ting railway rebates, by bribing his com
petitors' men, by oppressing competition,
by evading the law. He tries to cripple his
competitors, not to improve himself. He
attacks our whole Industrial machinery.
His auccess is built on the dlster of others.
"In this crisis the federal government has
taken sides in the struggle. It has taken
the side of the fair' user of business ma
chinery. It proposes to protect him from
the pirates of business who live on unfair
methods and unfair advantages. We have
fought our way up for the last three cen
turies In this country, from poverty to
wealth, from feeblenesa to a great nation.
We are coming to learn and we are going
to enforce, the proposition .hat men are
more than money, "hat .harac:er Is above
material success, that there must be equal
opportunity for nil and that while wealth
and goods perish Oio nation which abides
must be founded on r higher Idea! and can
live only by so controlling .vt machinery
of Industry that shlll render Justice and
equal opportunity for all men."
Those who were given diplomas marking
their graduation from the high school are:
Mabel D. Alexander, Elsie Behrena, Luella
Minnie Balfans, Paul Bamford, Ella Rose
Batty, August E. II. Blomerkamp, Charles
Calvert Benedict, Edward Lincoln Baugh,
Lorene J. Barlass, Raymond L. W. Brown,
Hazel Cattereon, Delevan Jason Cole,
Frances Pearl Damron, Ethel E. Decker,
Marie I. Pillow, Reuben C. Dunlap, Edgar
(Continued on Second Page.)
Have you a farm,
house and lot,horse,
or equity in a piece
of property thatyou
desire to trade for
If you have, look over our
"Barter and Exchange" col
umn. You can nearly always
get a trade for anything of
which you wish to dispose, or
you can advertise it yourself
on the want ad pages and you
will be surprised by the num
ber of replies.
The American people are natural
ly traders and will make Rome kind
of a "gwap."
Have you read the vant
ads, yet, today f
05M m" lSSS!!E-5
FORGET TO BE ON TIME FOR
Supposed Robbers File Ties on Track,
but Freight Strikes Them
EL PASO, Tex., June 4. A daring at
tempt was made yesterday to wreck and
rob the westbound Golden State limited,
the fast overland train on the Chicago,
Rock Island Pacific railway, near
Duran, In central New Mexico. Tlea and
rails we;-e plied upon the track at a curve,
but a freight train, which evidently had
been overlooked by the robbers, hit the
obstruction first. The wreckers fired sev
eral ahots at the train crew of the freight
train, then mounted their horses and es
caped Into the foothills.
Sued for Divorce
Wife Says He Has Practically Aban
doned Family and She De
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb., June 4. Special Tele
gram. Former Auditor E. M. Searle, Jr.,
of Ogalalla Is defendant In a suit for
divorce filed In district court here by Mrs.
Alice Searle, who, with her children, has
been living in Lincoln since Mr. Searle
went out of office.
In her petition Mrs. Searle charges un
faithfulness and cruelty. She says her
husband associated with other people and
refused to go out with her. She also
asserts he has practically abandoned her
and their three children, leaving them In
Lincoln on an allowance while he has been
living at Ogalalla. She asks temporary
alimony of 1160 a month and J 300 attorney
fees. When the divorce is granted she
asks that the court award her $20,000 ali
mony. They have three children, the oldest be
ing 17 years of age.
Turkish Soldiers Reported Firing
Upon Villagers Who Refuse
to Give Up Arms.
ALEXANDRETTA, Asiatic Turkey, June
4. There was some firing by Turkish
soldiers last night on the village of Deur
tyul. No Information regarding the casual
ties has been received. It appears that the
commander of the troops two days ago
demanded that the villagers deliver all
their arms to him. The Turkish offlcere,
who are greatly distrusted, have been act
ing In a most arbitrary manner with the
villagers, and there has been dread of a
repetition of the Adana tragedy.
FATALLY SHOT BY JOB SEEKER
Manager of Keatarkr Railroad and
Wonld-Be Assaasla Are Re
BEATTYVILLE. Ky., June 4-Charles
Eveleth, general manager of the Kentucky
Northern railroad, was shot yesterday by
f Edward niley, who was seeking employ
ment. Eveleth. after he waa shot, shot
Riley twice. Both men are reported to be
Six Balloons Will Start
in National Race Saturday
INDIANAPOLIS, June 4. Preparatlona
are being made today for the national bal
loon race which will be started here to
morrow. Allen R. C. Hawley of New
York, who arrived last night and who will
have charge of the race, said the work of
Inflating the balloons would start today in
order that the great bags may be given a
thorough test before the ascension at 4
O'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Among the enthusiasts to arrive last
night was Major H. B. Hersey of the
United Stales weather bureau. He will
prepare charts of air currents for the aero
nauts. Six balloons will start In the contest of
the national championship cup' offered by
the Aero Club of America.
AlrsulB Over Saltan (tea.
LOS ANOELE8, Cel.. June 4 A special
dinpalch to the times from El Cantro aayt:
ROADS FINED FOR REBATING
Missouri Pacific and Iron Mountain
Plead Guilty at Little Rock.
CONCESSION TO ELEVATORS
Though Holding; Art Was Only Tech
nical Violation, Attorney General
Insisted on Prnarcutton
WASHINGTON, June 4 The Department
of Justice was advised today that the Mis
souri Pacific and the St. Louis, Iron Moun
tain & Southern Railway companies had
entered a plea of guilty before Judge Trie
ber, at Little Rock, Ark., for making Il
legal rebates to a grain merchant and were
This closes the rases at Little Rock,
which Included indictments against these
two roads, as well as the merchant who
received the rebate, and the former traf
fic official representing the companies who
granted It. The latter two individuals had
heretofore pleaded guilty and had been
fined Slfi.OM and 12.500 respectively.
The attorney general stated today that
after a careful examination of all the cir
cumstances under which the rate was
given was fully convinced that the railway
companies were not morally, but only tech
nically, guilty of any offense against the
Elkltis law. The payments were mode by
a former traffic manager k 41rootxoJa
tlon of orders given by C. S. fclark, vice
president of the road.
The Department of Justice, nevertheless,
insisted that the railway companies were
bound by the act of their agent.
Pine for Rlevator Concessions.
LITTLE ROCK, June 4.-The Missouri
Pacific railroad and Its subsidiary line,
the Iron Mountain, entered a plea of guilty
in the federal court here today on the
Indictments recently returned against them.
Judge Trleber assessed a fine of 17,500 In
each case. The railroads were Indicted
on fifty-eight counts for making conces
sions to the T. H. Bunch Elevator com
pany of this city. Bunch and Wilbur C.
Stlth, former traffic manager of the Iron
Mountain, pleaded guilty several months
ago and were fined.
Thaw Loses in
Supreme Tribunal Decides White's
Slayer Must Remain in
NEW YORK, June 4.-Harry K. Thaw
must remain In the State Asylum for the
Criminal Insane at Matteawan under a de
cision rendered today by the appellate di
vision of the supreme court In Brooklyn.
Thaw's application for a writ of habeas
corpus was dismissed by the supreme court
several months ago. He then appealed to
the appellate division, which today sus
tained the lower court and dismissed the
writ. Thaw contended that Justice Dow
ling's order committing him to the asylum
after he was declared not guilty of the
murder of Stanford White was illegal.
EX-MAYOR BURTON IS DEAD
Early Resident of Sloaz City Suc
cumbs to Cancer After Long;
Period of Ballerina;.
6IOUX CITY, la.. June 4.-(Speclal Tele
gram.) Asah Burton, aged 48 years, for
two years mayor and for four years city
attorney of Sioux City, died this morning
after a long period of suffering with
cancer. Mr. Burton was a graduate of the
law department of the state university. He
spent his boyhood at Denmark, la., and
did his first law practice at Elliott, Ia. He
has lived In Sioux City since 1$6.
All imperial valley Is excited over re
ports of a mysterious airship which Is mak
ing nightly flights over Salton sea.
At first the ship appeared to be sta
tionary at a point directly over Salton Sea
near the Intake of the Alamo and New
rivers. Then It began a rapid flight, swerv
ing from a southerly course to one directly
northwest and apparently passing directly
across Salton sea at its widest point until
it disappeared In the shadows of San
At Brawley, a party of twenty men wit
nessed the flight across the sky. Securing
field glaases they closely studied the ma
chine, lis appearance was that of g basket
fastened between two wide wings, and
when the turn waa made It Is said the
propeller rould be plainly seen. The ob
servers were unable to distinguish a per
son In the basks
Wisconsin Man Argues That It In
creases Present Rates.
SAMPLES USED IN ILLUSTRATION
Says Cost of Mercerteation is Less
Here Than in England.
DIXON POURS OIL ON WATERS
Montana Senator Suggests That More
Progress Will II Made If Debate
Is Cnnrtncted In Mora
WASHINGTON. June 4.-N0 one was re
quired to call for a quorum when the sen
ate met today. The events of last night
in respect to personal references to Sen
ator La Kollctte had caused a feeling that
a storm was brewing, and nearly every
senator was in his place. Contrary to
the general expectation, the opening
scene when Mr. LaFollette took the floor
was oulte pacific. Mr. LaFollette and Mr.
RulllnRor had a friendly exchange of
word relating to the refusal of the Wis
consin senator to vleld to his New Hmn.
shire colleague for a question yesterday.
Mr. LaFollette then said he had not been
sick yesterday but after holding the floor
over five hours did not feel inclined to
continue all night and had remained at
home to rest.
Turning toward Mr. Aldrich, Senator
LaFollette remarked thnt the senator
"stood on this floor as any other senator."
"He forgets It sometimes," he added.
Then referring to the session of last eve
ning as "sensutional" to such an extent
as to obscure the debate of the day which
he preceded he turned to Senator Penrose
of Pennsylvania, who sat In his place on
the opposite chamber side of the chamber
"As to the remarks of the senator from
Pennsylvania," he said. "I would suggest
that he would render a very Important
service to the country and to his state If
he would account for the way he spends
his time when absent from this body than
in any effort to make an account for my
Threatened Scene With Penrose.
Sitting upright and leaning forward. Mr.
Penrose gave close attention to every word
of the senator from Wisconsin. The gal
leries were crowded and the Intense still
ness seemed to presage a scene.
"I might add," continued the senator
from Wisconsin, "that no man could under
take to account for the whereabout of the
senator from Pennsylvania without trans
gressing the rules of the senate, and I
Mr. Penrose, Interrupting, referred to an
article In a magazln publlshr. by th
senator irom Wisconsin as misrepresenting
himself and Pennsylvania. Reading the
article complained of, Mr. Penrose was
promptly answere hy Mr. La Follette, who
said the statements weer taken from a
newspaper and when denied by that pub
lication were promptly withdrawn by hia
" Mr. Penrose asked to be referred to the
denial and was assured that he would be
furnished wtlh the magazine containing it.
Mr. La Follette then proceeded with hia
analysis of the cotton schedules of the
Illustrating his remarks with samples
that he said had been procured through the
chief examiner of the New York custom
house, Mr. La Follette explained the dif
ference in duties carried by the pending
bill and those Imposed by the Dlngley
law wtlh the purpose of showing increases.
An opportunity to rest waa afforded Mr.
La Follette when Mr. Nelson suggested the
absence of a quorum and the roll was
called. Although sixty-eight senators ans
wered to their names there were only
thirty present when Mr. La Follette had
resumed. He discussed at length the cost
of mercerized fabrics. Upon being ques
tioned by Mr. Dixon. Mr. La Follette ad
mitted that he had not taken into consid
eration an amendment which was adopted
to the paragraph on cotton thread and
carded yarn and that he did not know
how much of his estimate of seventy In
creases had been reduced b ythat amend
ment. Dixon Oils Water.
Mr. Dixon assumed the role of peace
maker between the two republican factions
by suggesting that greater progress would
be made with the bill if the debate were
carried on In A more friendly spirit.
Mr. Daniel presented a table prepared
by the experts of the minority showing
the duties of the Aldrich bill whleh are
equivalent to ad valorem rates above 75
"When you arc asked to fix these values
at the custom house according to the value
of the goods In this country, as you will
be when the administrative features of this
bill are considered,"1 said Mr. LaFollette,
"you will turn over the fixing of these
rates from this body to the people who
are directly Interested In the business if
you adopt that provision."
When Mr. La toilette concluded the ex
hibition of hla samples, Mr. Dixon Inquired
whether he would permit the senator from
( I'tah, Mr. Smoot, to attempt to explain
..... vii.i,t, ,11 uuurB 111 eacn case.
Mr. La Folleti said he would furnish
samples of all the goods he had exhibited
to every senator and the senator from
I'tah could give his views on them.. He,
however, declined to permit an lnterruntlnn
of his speech for that purpose.
tost of Mercerlsatloa.
That the cost of mercerizatlon was less
In tills country than in England was as
serted by Mr. LaFollette, who added that
the hours of labor In England are gen
erally less than In the United States. In
the last fifteen years, he said, under im
proved systems of manufacture in this
country, the cost of production of cotton
goods has so decreased that he contended
there was no excuse for an Increase of
While Mr. LaFollette reverted to the
uuestlon of Drofits of New Knaiand cuttnn
mills, Mr. Tillman Interposed to aay ihat.
although South Carolina was next to Mas
sachusetts In the number of its splndlt.,
manufacturing MX) 0(10 of the 1,000,000 bales
of cotton It raised, mill owners there de
sired no increase in duty on cotton goods.
Senator Galllnger added that New Hamp
shire mills did not want the THngley datles
Increased, and ha understood the chair
man of the committee on fi napes weald
how that thsy had net teao, -jAt 4 J4
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