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tho day's happenings eTery day. If folks don't read your store news every day, It's your fault. The Omaha Daily Bee THE WEATHER. Fair VOL. XLIH-NO. 152. OMAHA, FlilDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1013 FOURTEEN PAGES. Oa Trains and at oUl Hews Btaads, 6c. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. SUITTOTEST INCOME TAX LAW GOES DIRECT TO SUPREME COURT v Judge Landis of District Court Rules that He Has No Jurisdiction in the Matter. CASE FILED BY AN ACTRESS Woman Living in Prance Sues a Bank at Chicago. WITHHELD TAX ON DIVIDENDS Complaint Alleges that Law is Un constitutional. BOURKE COOKRAN ATTORNEY Vir York Intvyer Arsrnes that Tax l Unconstitutional Bccnnia ' Scale la Not Higher on the lnrs;er Incomes. CHICAGO, Dec. ll.-The suit to test tho Income tax law was thrown out of the United States district court here today by Judge Landis, who decided that he had not Jurisdiction. The effect of his dec'slon, which does not Involve tho con stitutionality or unconstitutionality of the law, Is to send tho case direct to the supreme court of the United States. The medium selected for the attack on validity of tho law Is a suit in which Elslo DoWolfe. the former actress, a citizen of New Tork, now resident at Versailles, France, Is platritlff, and the Continental and Commercial Trust and Savings bank of Chicago Is defendant W. Bourke Cockron of New York and Colin C. II. Fyffe of Chicago, appeared for Miss DeWolfe and Levy Mayer of Chicago for the bank. S nyn I.nir Ik Inrqnlf nlite. Miss DeWolfe, ownor of thirty 5 per cent bonds of the Appalachian Power company, was refused payment of Interest due on the bonds December 1 last by the bsnk because she had not filed a certi ficate of ownership whloh the bank clalmsJs' required ' by the Income tax law. "Her suit Is for Interest and dam ages In the sum of 1,000. In the presentation of his case Attorney Cockran asserted that tho law taxes only 423,009 persons out of a population of 90,000,000, which tax, he said, was Imposed on them without their consent by tho untaxed remainder of the population. Even If const-ens has the right to Im pose this tax the lawyer said It was graded with such gross Inequalities as to violate the constitution. Ills client's Income, he said, was more than $20,000, a year, on which she is taxed I per cent On all above $3,000, and an ad ditional tax' of 1 per cent on all in ex cess? of i fM.000, If e asserted that If this ratio' werjr equitably pursued the govern ment's Income from the tax would" be n7SO,000, a,sum practically sufficient to defray-.all government expenses. Br Its ren inequalities, 'he added; The Income 'woua hot be much moro than JSO.WO.OOO. 1 ' Hall. Alrnlnst Bank, Attorney Cockran Insisted that if all Incbmts were taxed in the Same ratio as that, of the plaintiff, those ojnore than 2.V,00 would be subject to a-penalty of JO per cent tnBtead of the present B per ent; those, of K,000 or more tV penalty ' of SO per cent instead of ; Incomes of $1,000,000 would bo penalized per cent Instead of 7. A man with an income of more than $1,500,000 a year and the lawyer said there were several In the country would be assessed 100 per. cent, or. In other words, would have to pay all In excess of 12,600,000 into the United States treasury. Thus, he argued, his client was not granted the equal protection of the law guaranteed by the fourteenth amend mcnt to the constitution. Mr. Mayer stated the position- of the bsnk As that the law is constitutional.' In his demurrer filed yesterday he further contended the bonds constitute a civil contract in no wise involving federal laws, and that the federal court there foro had no Jurisdiction. Tho question of Jurisdiction "occupied. counsel all -forenoon after the points spe cifically at lssuo had been stated. The ease" will go directly to the supreme court of the United States from the district court. Jurisdiction la Only Issue; WASHINGTON, Dec. ll.-Conslderatlon of thecase by the supreme court of the 'Continued on Page Two.) The Weather Forecast till 7 p. ni. Friday. For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity Fair; not much change in temperature Teraperntnre nt Omaha Yesterday. Hours. Der. 5 a. m 36 6 a. m a 3d 7 a. m 36 8 a, m 36 9 a. m 37- 10 a. m 40 U a. m 45 12 m , 43 1 n m Rl t ... ' in m K3 . v w 4 p. m ss ( 5 p. m S3 6 p. in... BO 7 p. m 47 8 p. m 45 Comparative Local Itecord. isu. wis. 19U. uto. Highest yesterday 63 23 36 27 Lowest yesterday t S4 10 81 18 Mean temperature ...... 41 16 34 22 ?clpltation W T .00 T Temperature and precipitation depart ures trom tho normal; Normal temperature Hxccus for tho day 15 Total excess blnce March 1.,... .35 N'ormal precipitation Oj Inch Deflclcnoy for the day CJ Inch Precipitation since March 1....23.&2 inohss Deficiency since March 1 6.H Inches Deficiency for cor. period, ISI3 3.75 inches yellclency for cor. period, lilll.M.Ot inches Reports from Stations at 7 P. M. Temp. High- Rain- .stations. 7 p. m. est fall 'licyenne, clear ,...26 40 .00 Davenport, clear 42 52 .00 Denver, clear W 4 .05 Des Moines, clear 44 62 .00 l odge CUV 5 .W i. under. Pt. cloudy 16 24 .00 Vo- In Platte, clear ..S3 4; .00 imhUa, pt cloudy 17 55 .00 lurid City, clear K 56 .00 3.: It Lake, clear 36 42 .00 Sheridan, clear 30, 4$ .00 fious City. Pt cloudy ....II & .00 almtne. clear 40 54 .00 T" indicates trace of precipitation. -Indicates below xero. - ju WELSH. Local Forecaster. m TAKES POISONAS WAITS JURY Mrs. Maggie Johnson Swallows Car holio Acid at Wahoo. JURORS REACH AN AGREEMENT Verdict In Murder Case Delayed hr Attempted Suicide of -Defend ant After nine Honrs Walt. "WAHOO, Neb., Dec. 11. (Special Tele gram.) Strain of waiting for tho verdict of tho Jury deliberating In her case, wherein she was charged with murder ing her husband, John Johnson, was too great for Mrs. Maggie Johnson tonight, and she swallowed carbolic acid. The nows had Just reached her that tho Jury had arrived at an agreement after being out nine hours. Tho woman was In the basement of the court house at the time, having been allowed a little freedom by the sheriff and the consolation of Her family, while the Jury was deliberating. How she se cured the poison Is not known, but at 8 o'clock she was found suffering from Its effects and a physician was sum moned. Under tho criminal law the verdict In a criminal case must be made In the jpresenco of the defendant and the Jury will not report until Mrs. Johnson re covers sufficiently to bo borne into the court room on a stretcher or until some other termination of the case Is reached. Tell of Father's Murder. Susie and Blbble Johnson, witnesses In the trial of their mother for the murder of their father, testified for the prosecu tion yesterday. They told of the fight ending in the death of "Dutch" John Johnson and of the subsequent dismem berment of the man's body by their mother. They told of the quarrel that led up to tho killing of their father, say ing that it was started by Mr. Johnson and that It was concerning money. Susie, aged 13, told of her father's at tack upon her mother with a butcher knife, and that Mrs. Johnson in self-defense struck him with a club, which floored him. Susie went up then and took the knife from her father. Her father then said: "I'll get you yet and the wholo outfit" whereupon Mrs. Johnson delivered another blow with the club, which caused his death, striking him over the left eye and temple. She then took the body down the ladder Into the cellar, where the following night Sib. ble, aged 11, held the lantern -while her mother chopped bis legs off with an ax. Later they drove up the Narrows, south of Ashland, where Mrs. Johnson dumped the body Into Salt Creek. Sheriff Dalley testified that Mrs. John son had told him In the presence of County Attorney Berggren that she had chopped his legs off because Johnson had "treated her so mean;" also that Mrs. Johnson said she had found $30 in the barn after JohnsorVhad been Jellied, .She' found 'no money oh, his. person. Dr. Way, who is. physician, on ihe Board ot Insanity Commissioners, - testi fied that he had examined; Mrs. Johnson and he considered hrr below normal tain tally; that her mind Was that of a 16-Vear-oW child .although he .thought- her able (o distinguish ;f lent fi om -wrongi .Tfca .defense put' on but three wlthesses, John Craft, the marshal of Ashland; Louise Johnson, the oldest daughter of the defendant and Dr. A. 8. Von Mans felde. The doctor testified that the de fendant worked for him before she was married, when she was 26 years old, and that he bad, always considered her far below a person with a normal mind. Ills testimony was very similar to that of Dr. Way. The defense rested and after a short recess County Attorney Berggren opened the argument for the state- Senator Placek followed for the defense. Richard R, Marnell Leaves All to Niece inaWillJustFouncl; A will made. nearly three years ago by the late Richard R, Marnell, who died December 7, leaving an estate worth more than $150,000 and which leaves the entire amount to his niece, Mamie Con nelly of Milwaukee, was discovered yes terday. It had been supposed that he died Intestate and that his son, Edward W. Marnell, and his daughters, Mrs. Delia W. Cunningham an Mrs. Kate A. Rich, all of Omaha, t would Inherit the estate. Mr. Marnell's will disinherits his chil dren, providing that after debts are paid his entire estate shall go to his niece. The document had been deposited In pro bate court- It was dated January 9, 1911. Ignorant of the fact that a will ex isted, the supposed Omaha heirs filed a petition In probate court setting forth that they were legally entitled to inherit the estate. They indicated that they would contest the will after being in formed of Its existence. Baby Bear Born at Riverview Park An Omaha-reared bruin Is at last a reality. For years the keepers at River view park have hoped tq, have a baby bear bom in the big rocky bear pit in the city's natural pork, but not until this last season has the hope been real ised. R. L. Roberson. the keeper in charge, is also proud this fall that the park has reared two buffalo calves and three fawns during the season. He considers the record a good one, especislly in view of the hot, dry weather during the sum mer months. COLLET'S APP0NTMENT TO I SANTO DOMINGO DELAYED J WASHINGTON,. Dec. 11, The Domini- I' can government has not yet signified whether It wU accept the State depart- !ment's recommendation that A. J. Col lett of Omaha, Neb., be appointed dl , rector of public works to succeed an other American, J, L. Mann, resigned. Secretsry Bryan would not discuss to day a report that Mr. Mann had resigned his post because or friction with Minister Sullivan. When asked wbeTher he was Investigating Mr. Sullivan's conduct since his arrival In Santo Domingo, Mr. J3ryan said no repi-esentatlons had been made which would incline him to make a statement. SUBURBS OF TAMPICO CflPTUREDBV REBELS Constitutionalists Reported to Have Taken Dona Cecilia, Containing Oil Tanks and Refinery. ARB0L GRANDE Government Advices Receive Capital SAY PED Announced moted fc NO FOREIGNERS INJURED YET Grave Pears Pelt that Attacking Forces May Fire on Oil Tanks on Both Sides ot the River. VEItA CRUZ, Mexico, Deo. 11. Fight ing between the rebels and federals for possession of the city of Tamplco was In progress all day yesterday and last night according to reports received from Rear Admiral Fletcher, commander of the American war ships off that port A dis patch filed at 11 o'clock last night and received here this morning said the fed. eral outposts had been driven In and that the Insurgents had taken possession of the left bank of the river from its mouth to Tamplco. No foreigners have been Injured, the admiral said, nor has any property been destroyed. A number of refugees were taken on board the United States scout cruisers Chester and Tacoma. The refugees were in buildings near the water front. Another dispatch sent by Admiral Fletcher from Tamplco at an earlier hour yesterday and received at Vera Crux this morning said: "General Castro attacked Tamplco this morning. Reports indicate the rebel band is pushing back the federal advance guard. "I am taking all possible measures to protect and care for foreigners except British and German subjects, who are being looked after by their own repre sentatives. "The rebels are reported to be respect ing Americans and American property." The British cruiser Berwick arrived here today from Puerto, Moxlco, and probably will proceed to Tamplco. Gravo fears are felt here lest the in surgents should fire the oil tanks lining both sides of the river at' Tamplco, in which event it is believed th warships will be compelled to retire down the river. Extraordinary arrangements are being rraiJe by the military authorities to com plete the loading ot ammunition op board the Mexican AmloaU 'Vera", Crus arid' Progroso., The boats will probably leave for Tamplco late' this afternoon,' ' MEXICO CITY, Dec. ll.-Uhoftlclsl ad vices received' here state that h$avy flghtihg bcourrcd at Tamplco last night. The rebels at one time forced the federal troops back Into the heart of the city. The rebels are said to be In possession pi the suburb nt Dona Cecilia, located between Tamplco and the coast and con taining many oil tanks and a refinery. They have also taken Arbol Grande, an other suburb. The federsl war department advices, however, continue to indicate government troops are successfully resisting the rebel attack. It Is announced at the war pfflce that the federal officers In command of the garrison are to be promoted for gal lantry, Madrid Bank leaded ; With Mexico Paper, jSiispends Payment MADRID., 'Dec. 11. The. Hlspano-Amer-Icano bank suspended payment again today. It had been obliged to do so tem porarily yesterday owing to a run, but the Bank of Spain came to Its assist ance. It was reported Uie bank was overloaded with Mexican securities. The Hispano-Americano bank filed Its declaration of suspension of payments In the law courts today after a lengthy conference between the bank officials and the governor of the Bank ot Spain. The minister of finance later declared the Bank ot Spain had lent $4,000,009 to the IIIspano-Amerlcano bank and had offered It another 12,000,000, the latter sum had been declined by the IIIspano Amerlcano bank on the ground it was not enough to meet the demands of de positors, which amount to 20,O00,00O. All the depositors were demanding their money, it was explained, and the offi cers had decided It was better to sus pend payments now than later. Long lines of depositors besieged the doors of the .bank from an early hour this morning, ' .'Those who had securities deposited there for safe keeping were allowed to withdraw them. The finance minister -announced to the bank's de positors that If the Spanish government could find a means, of avoiding losses to them it would do so. Iowan Marries the Widow of Deceased Brother in Omaha ! Theodore P. Welnhart of Boone. Ia., 'met Mrs. Helen M, Welnhart of Eugene, Ore., widow of his deceased brother, for the first time yesterday, secured a mar riage license in county court and a few minutes later was wedded to her by Rev. J. M. Leldy. The courtship was conducted by corre spondence and Mr. and Mrs. Welnhart arranged to meet in Omaha. The trip jto the court house immediately followed : their Introduction. Mrs. Welnhart's for jmr husband died several years ago. Mr. lAVelnhsrt was divorced six months ago. I The groom owns a farm nesr BooneJ ana inc Driae on one in uregon. Kacn , is trying to persuade the other to change j residences. They went to Boone and will I there deride whether they are to live in llowa or in Orgon. He Is 54 years of age ana she is VS. I ' I I ill IIP I ?v , ALSO SEIZED " MM&uAfmMVK - I I I rr: 1 Drawn for The Bee by PowelL News Item: The Chicago BRANTLEY IN0WN DEFENSE Physician Will Take Stand in Trial for Misuse of the Mails. SAYS WAS ONLY AN EMPLOYE Government Does Not Attempt to Show that Brantley Shared lu Profits' ottheBleclrok ' ' HydreKennCemnMy. The cu.se oi. the prosecution .being com pleted, Dr. Ev D, urnnlley, who is bolng triod In tho Uptd Htates district court on a charge ot using the malls to de fraud, will this morning take the wit ness stand In his own defense. Tho case probably will go to tho Jury some time Saturday, The testimony thus far of the witnesses against the defendant has tended to show that the Electro-Oxygen company, wtth which Brantley was connected as on employe ot X. W. Wlttman, the heud of tho concern, operated In such a manner as to swindle patients who were lured to Its offices by advertisements in Omaha dally papers. There has been no efforts on the part of the governmont to show that Branjley shared In the profits, or that he would have been liable for any. losses. On this point the defense has pinned Its hopes. Brantley, It contends, being only an employe, cannot be held responsible for any Irregular activity ot the company. Among the Important witnesses for the prosecution, has been Dr. Freda Clark, a woman physician, who said that In re sponse to a newspaper"bllnd" advertise ment she entered Into negotiations for a position as assistant physician in the offices of the Eectro-Oxygen company. She was, she testified, promised by Wltt man a salary ot 1100 a 'month to start, and was to be paid 1300 a month within a year. Dr. Clark was to take cases of women and children. She asked time to consider the offer. When she returned several days later her prospective em ployers had vacated their offices. The Electro-Oxygen company, .the testi mony has shown, had' offices In the Cas. ualty-Fldellty building, Twelfth and Far nam streets, from April 11 until May 2 last spring, During that period the aver age number of patients, Lloyd Brady, ele vator operator in the building at that time, testified, was fifty a day. The National Capital Tharaday, December 11, 1013. The Senate. Mst at 10 a. m. Currency debate resumed wtlh Senator Burton urging adoption of a central bank plan. ' Resolution directing the attorney gen eral to report whether only white slave cases of an "International character" are being prosecuted under the Mann law. The Ifouae. Met at noon. Vocational education bill taken up. National conservation commission re ported acquiring aggregate of 713,415 acres for protection of watersheds under Appalachian project. Edwin F. Howe, New York; K. V. Hay maker, Defiance, O- and K. U Keester, Charlotte, N. C, before rural credits com mittee in favor ot protecting building and loan associations In any new legislation. Prohibitionists before Judiciary com mittee urged constitutional prohibiten amendment. Representative Steenerson of Minnesota before interstate commerce committee urged legislation to prohibit postal trans, mission of newspapers and periodicals publishing advertisements ot fslsely rep resented articles. Representative Lloyd Introduced a bill to limit congressmen to 1W a year for official telegrams. Debated without action annate, resolu. Hon for a commission on national aid to vocational education. J M- I -aw of Kansas City urged the good roads committee to favor national roads across the continent. Daughters of the American Revolution authorized to hold tl.OVMXO worth of property a a. bill favorably reported. An Idea Put Rollers Under poBtoffioe is introducing Roller J, R, Cain, Jr., Named Vice President of the State Bank of Omaha J. R. Cain, Jr., president of the Ne braska Bankers' association, hss been chosen vice president and director ot the 8tte Bank o Onmha. The. selection was. mass t the. regular rrieetlng-of the boaid-nf-dlrectors of the StatA bajsk WednesiMU and Jlr. CIb Is to become Actively associated w.Ith tlte) Mr, Cain Is ope of the best known cdun try bankers In. Nebraska, being at this -time president of the Nebraska Bankers' association. Ho also served one year ago as grand master of the Masonic lodge of Nebraska, and has served his district as state senstor In the Nebraska legislature. He has grown up in the banking busi ness, having been associated wth his father in the State Bank of Stella. Neb. The State Bank ot Omaha, being the only bank in the city operating under the state bank guarantee, has shown a wonderful growth In tho short time of one year it has been In business, and the officials ot the bank felt the need of assistance to their official staff, and feel they have selected a man who Is amply able' to fill the responsible position of vice president In the' selection of Mr, Cain.' Railroads Ohaigd With Shipping Stock From South Illegally KANSAS C1T.Y, Mo., Dec. ll.-The fed eral grand Jury today returned three in dictments against the Bt. Louis San Francisco railroad, two each against the Missouri Paclflo and Missouri, Kansas & Texas railroads and one against the Atchlsop, Topeka & Santa Fe. It Is charged the railroads shipped southern cattle afflicted with Texas fever to northern markets without placards on the cars with the words "Southern" In plain sight. The grand Jury also returned Indict ments against P. Stephen Harris and J, Elmer Goar, members of a large Kunsss City Jewelry firm, charging them with the misuse of the malls In the carrying out of an alleged scheme to defraud cus tomers. The company sold Jewelry on the Installment plan throughout the country. Recruits Blamed for Zahern Trouble Are Given Short Terms STRASSRUna, Germany, Dec. 11. Light sentences were pronounced todsy st the court-martial of three recruits ot the Ninety-ninth Infantry regiment, through whom the insulting remarks In reference to Alsstlany and the French foreign legion uttered by Lieutenant Baron von Forstner were made public It was this Incident which started the recent trouble between the military and civil population ot Zabern. The principal offender was condemned to six weeks and the other two men to three weeks' confinement eaoh. Long penitentiary sen tences hsd been generally expected. BOMB THROWN INTO PITTSBURGH STORE PITTSBURGH, Pa., Dec. 1L-A bomb was tossed across Second avenue in the Haxalwood section of the city st day break today and, exploding, shatteit)d the front of the building occupied b) Thomas Glroci as a fruit store. Windows In the Hazelwood Sa1ngs and Trust company building next door were broken and other damage done, but the police declare pu one was injured. Him skates to expedite work. CONGRESS ONJTS OWN FEET Nebraska Farmers Deoide Organisa tion to Be Self-Sustaining. STUEOE98 PRECIPITATES FIGHT Charges Slate AitrlGUttarst! lesril Is Mstnar Rnbr Thref Men, Hack of Whim Is a To- . 1l'.l';M wef)4 frn&rt m'ne' IH' . a' ' ltJustJllnln4;.,'inslitutfort ,ye. tertay afternoon when it raised Moo lit ten thlnutrs by subscription td put the organisation on its feet definitely, Frank G. O'lDell started the movement when ho wild ho would be one ot twenty men to give ltd apiece If the farmers shbwed that they really ment business. Response was iddemjatc, and In ten minutes a list of subscriptions of $10 and 13 apiece had been taken that totaled 00. This grow out of a little fight of the organisation to free Itsolf from the help of commercial clubs. A resblutlon was ll troduced by E. M. Polard ot Nehawka, chairman of the flnapco committee, in which, he lamented the fact that in nr. ganliatlon had for some time "received financial help from the Omaha Commer cial club," and resolved that not further help bo accepted from any such orgsnl rations In the state, but that the asso ciations entitled to membership In the organisation contribute liberally in tho future to the support of the congress. E. V. Parrish, manager of the pub llclty bureau of Omaha denied that tho commercial c(ub had ever given the con gress any financial help, but ssld the publicity bureau had done some littte things to make their stay in Omaha pleasant. "Now If thi purpose of the resolution Is to divorce the congress from any such relations, it is unnecessary, for I' will divorce It right now. We fslt we ould be repaid If the organisation be- (Continued on Page Four.) Spokesmen for Drys .Appear Before the House Committee WASHINGTON. Dec. ll.-Spokesmen for the Anti-Saloon league and tho Woman's Christian Temperance union urged the house Judiciary committee to day to favorably report the resolution for a prohibition amendment Introduced yesterday by Representative Hobson of Alabama. Mr. Hobson made the opening argument outlining the purpose of protilbltlonlsm to submit practical evidence to the com mlttee from time to time of the devasta tion occasioned by alcohol. Dr. Baker, president of the Antl-flaloon League of America; Dr. Rufus W. Mil ler, representing the commission on temperance of the Federal Conference of Churches; Lillian M. N, Stevens and Mary Harris Armor of the Wemen's Christian Temperance union also urged the amendment. SENTENCED TO PEN FOR CORNERING CALF MARKET KANSAS C1TT, Mo., Dee. ll.-John Alklns, president of the Missouri and Kansas Calf and Cattle company, charged with obtaining money by trick n connection with an alleged comer of the local calf market, was found guilty late today and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary. Orland S. Bone, chief buyer of the company, was ac quitted of the same charg. The state alleged that by paying buy ers for threo Isrgo parking companies commissions the men managed prac tically to comer the calf market and to obtain more than the arket price for tholr calves. It was alleged the three packing companies lost mors than 1200,00) through ths transactions of the calf company. UNDERWOOD DEFENDS SELF FROM ATTACKS BY HOBSON ON FLOOR Members Applaud Majority leader as He Says His Remarks Mis interpreted. GALLERY CHEERS OPPONENT Prohibition Enthusiasts Shatter Rules of Body with Shouts. THEIR CHAMPION IS EXCITED Says Let Party Decline if it Can't Abide Wholly Dry. MANN DEMANDS RULE OBSERVED Representative Mnnn of Tennessee, In Chair, Admonishes Spccta (ators and Qnlet Is Re- stored. WASHINGTON. Dec. It - ShalterltiR the rules ot the house ot representatives, champions of prohibition, who packed th galleries late today, broke into repeated outbursts ot applause and actually shouted from their seats as Representa tive Richmond Pearson Hobson of Ala bama pleaded for a resolution which submit a constitutional prohibition amendment to the states. The extraordinary demonstration con tinued unrestrained for many minutes as Mr. Hobson proceeded dramatically to discuss the prohibition question and was not checked until the speaker had drawn Into controversy his colleague, Repre sentative Underwood, who 1 snow engaged- with htm In a race for the sen ate. Tho Injection of personal politics Into the situation brought the majority leader to his feet with a reply to Mr. Hobson and this precipitated applause from the mombers on the floor. Quirt Restored, Republican 1-eoder Mann, at this point, demanded that the rules ot tho house be observed and Representative Moon ot Tennessee, who was In the chair, ad monished the spectators. Quiet was re stored temporarily after a voice from tho gallery shouted "We're American cltlxens." In the course of his speech. Mr, Hob son had said : "We ought to have our party under rtand now while the war is on that It never was Intended tor an alliance with the liquor Interests. Vet there Is a great demnnd, a great Alabaman who is present today, Who recently announced that that at least Isthe way r read the re-perl-thnt '( prohibition continues to bo Injected into dtpocraUc. pe'lHis. veitlien prohibition would .begroiifod to the Must dr the demecratlo party itjust decline. 'Then Lei It Decline." ."I tako second, plaoo to no man who loves his party, dnd I4.t me tell you that If tho democratlo party can only live by Joining with tho liquor Interest to de buuch the American people, then In God's name let It decline." Mr. HObbs fdtrly shouted these words as he reached tho climax'. With arms waiving in the air, shaking his head ol drew from the packed galleries prolonged most In the faces of mombers who sat near him, Including Mr. ' Undorwood, he I'rew front the packed galleries prolonged cheering. The stamping1 of feet ,ln tho gallery increased the dlu. Bef6ro the tumult had subsided Representative Un derwood, who had been listening quietly vp to this time, rose In. his place. Cheers and handcllpplng from democratlo and republican members on the floor greeteTt him. "I wish to say to the gentleman from Alabama," Mr. Underwood began, "that I regret exceedingly that in presetlng potltlons for the cause of. prohibition to the house that ho should have drawn Into his speech a partial , utterance ot mine that misinterprets my remarks. At some other time ond.in the proper place I will Interpret my own rcarks.' Mr. llobron replied he thought he "had been Justified In his rearks and that lie had correctly quoted Mr., Underwood, suggesting that the Utter be given all tho time he wanted to Interpret his re marks, to the house. Cheers came from the gallery and Mr. Underwood again rose. Won't Detain Ilonse. "I am not going to detain the house now," he said. "Tho gentleman from Alabama bus made a partial statement that did not reflect y views.' I do not think that the floor of this house, with public business before us, s the proper place for the gentleman or myself to drag our personal difference. I occupy the po sition of the leader of his party In this house, and I cannot, occupying that po sition, engage In a personal controversy with the gentleman from Alabama, as (Continued on Page Two.) 1 he Spirit ot- (jiving It is not so much thp value of a gift that counts .as It Is the care used in its selection. "8. P. U. O." Is abroad In the land. It stands for the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giv ing. It prospers because there's a sound, common-sense idea be hind it. V If n i-lfr ia vah mal'lnr at all, it deserves to have some thought used In Its selection. Better no gift at all than one that is chosen carelessly, with no chance ot pleasing the re cipient. The advertising columns ot The Bee are now full of sug gestions. Study them. Go through them carefully and thoughtfully. Then your gifts will carry with them the true spirit ot Christmas, And don't forget SHOP EARLY.