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THE stNDAY OEEGOXIAN, PORTLAND. MARCH . 27. 1910.
Followers Try to Drive Them
to Press Attack on Lords'
REDMOND LEADS RADICALS
trlsh Champion Pushed to Front as
Advocate or Crippling of Lords
Before Budget Is Passed by
House of Commons.
BY T. P. O'CONNOR. M. P.
"(Copyright.. 1910, by The Tribune Company,
LONDON. March 26. (Special.) One
of the curious and Instructive features
brought out by the present critical sit
uation In English politics Is the differ
ence that bo often arises between the
leaders and the rank and file of the
party. This difference is increased when
the leaders are for the most part eld
erly men who, apart altogether from
their years, are enfeebled for strong
action by wear and tear and still more
by the carking cares and corroding dis
illusions of men on the Inside of polit
ical life. In England the case Is ag
gravated by the extraordinary powers
which the constitution and English
tradition confer on the Cabinet Min
isters, and second, by the secrecy with '
which that great and powerful body
conducts its proceedings.
Redmond Ileal Kadical Chief.
We have all this in- an aggravated
form at this moment; and it Is the root
of the timidity and Irresolution of the
Cabinet on the one hand and of the
gulf that stretches between its views
and those of the rank and file of the
Liberal party. It is one of the al
most comic ironies of British politics
In the midst of a situation of tragic
seriousness and potentialities for in
finite good or for infinite mischief, that
at this hour the real leader of radical
thought in England is John Redmond,
not Asquith, not even Lloyd-George or
Winston Churchill, though the latter
ire regarded as the most advanced
Bpokesmen of radical thought.
What Is the reason? It is not that
Lloyd-George or Winston Churchill has
grown old or timid; it is largely be
cause these two men belong to a cor
porate body called a Cabinet, in which
they are a minority. There are other
reasons of which I shall say some
thing presently, but that Is the chief
Old Leaders Too Timid.
Lord Morley is now, as ever, high
minded, disinterested and, above all,
faithful to his old love for Ireland.
Lord Loreburn, the Lord Chancellor,
is the same. But both men are in
stinctively decorous, orderly and almost
timid when they come to deal w'th
such problems as now present them
selves for treatment to the Cabinet.
I'or we have a revolution to be made,
and no revolution ever was made by
elderly men with a great love of mod
eration and decorum. '
There la -another element of weak
ness in the Cabinet, and that began in
the hour of its birth. Campbell-Ban-nerman,
not realizing- his own extraor
lnary hold over England and having to
choose his Cabinet- before the marvel
ous majority of the general election
could have been - anticipated, was com
pelled to make a composite Cabinet
and to bring into it the leaders of the
Kosebery' Liberal imperialist faction.
One of these, Mr. Asquith, he made
his Chancellor of the Exchequer, the
second highest office in the Cabinet.
Another, Mr. Ualdane, he gave the cor
trol of the army. A third. Sir Edward
Grey, he gave the big office of For
eign Secretary. And the result of this
heterogeneous character of the Cabinet
has been that vacillation and that di
vision of .opinion which is now the
curse of the present situation.
Wherein Party Is Divided.
What Is the main difference between
the policy of the Cabinet and the policy
of Redmond? I have to go back to
the formula which has been estab
lished. Redmond's policy is, no veto,
no budget. That means that, if the
House of Lords does not agree to the
limitation of its veto powers, or, alter
natively, if the King does not give to
the Ministry the power to force t.-e
limitation of the veto on the peers by
the creation of a, peer majority, t-e
budget will not be passed.
The explanation of that position has
not been entirely realized, even yet
by a large section of English opinion,
though, curiously enough. It was im
mediately realized and welcomed by all
the Radicals. The basis of the Irish
and Radical position is that the pledge
of Asquith and the true Liberal posi
tion are that never again should a
financial bill be submitted to the un
fettered discretion of the House rf
To argue that the budget of this year
is certain to be accepted by the House
of Lords, as many Liberals do, is ir
relevant and begs the whole question.
First, it is impossible to know. It is
difficult for anybody nowadays to an
swer for the majority of the House of
Lords; even Lord Lansdowne cannot
command the backwoodsmen. But, even
if he could, the fact that the Lords are
ready to accept the budget does i-ot
rob them of the right to reject it, or,
if not to reject this budget, their
power to reject the budget of the fu
ture remains not only uncontrolled, but
also strengthened and even accelerated
by the Liberals.
Balfour Would Face Deficit.
If, oh the other hand, the budget is
held over until the Lords have rejected
the veto proposals of the Ministry,
then the right to accept or reject it
by the Lords is not admitted: it Is,
on the contrary, denied in the most
emphatic manner. And Mr. Balfour, if
he should come into office, must come
prepared to face the gigantic deficit
which is created by the hanging up of
The Liberal, or at least, the Ministe
rial position is complicated by tha many
things that have come to be bound
up with the Lloyd-George budget. The
budget, especially the land clauses, la
regarded by the British masses ag a
great act of social emancipation. The
land taxes alone, if they had been n
existence for the last 60 years, might
have enabled the city governments of
Great Britain to make such war on the
slums that slums need not exist in any
great city. And it was these golden
hopes raised by the budget that largely
helped the'Liberal party win the elec
The Labor party takes up this posi
tion even more ttrongly. The land
tax to its members is the very first
measure which opens up the campaign
against land monopoly. These two sec
tions, then, put it truly that they can
not face the electorate again unless
they have the budget, and for that
reason they press forward that the
budget be passed at all costs.
Against all this reasoning stands a
; stone wall; and that stone wail Is the
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determination of Redmond to stand by
the battle cry of "no veto, no budget
If an attempt be made to pass the
budget through all its stages and if
the attempt is made to do so before
the Lords have pronounced on the veto
or after they have pronounced against
the veto, then the Irish party will vote
against the veto and destroy it. Red
mond does not take up this policy with
out due consideration of the immense
mischief of a breach between the Irish
and British progressive forces. But his
policy is the right policy and, above
all, is the only policy he could carry
through in Ireland. For Ireland nas
arisen to its feet behind Redmond in
this policy. There is something that
has all the splendor and hopefulness
of a great renaissance in Ireland since
Redmond announced his policy of "no
veto, no budget," and the enthusiasm
is marking itself by the practical tes
timony of bigger, more widespread sub
scriptions than at any moment since
the great days of Parnell. And, as I
have already said, radical opinion in
England justifies Redmond's as the true
Middle Way Is Sought.
These are the conditions which have
puzzled the minds and eaten out the
anxious hearts of able men in all sec
tions during the last few weeks. Just
as before your Civil vVar good and
wise and humane men sought for the
via media between the different fac
tions, so with us men of the same tj'pe
are exhausting all their efforts to find
a via media between the poRiUon of
the government and the position of
Redmond. I do not despair that some
such via media may be found, but
there have been many moments in the
last few weeks when I have felt that
the situation was lost and that nothing
but collision over the budget could
come. But the morning has come and
the attempts have been renewed, and
.they are still going on.
How they will end it is impossible
for any one to say. The situation va
ries not merely from week to week
and from day to day, but from hour
to hour. It may be that the pressure
of his own followers will induce As
quith to come to terms with Redmond.
Redmond is ready to make every con
cession short of the abandonment of
the great principle of "no veto, no
budget." He might even assent to the
budget going a certain distance; there
are conditions which might even ena
ble him to support the budget instead
of merely abstaining. Who can tell?
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better frame of mind. They are aware
that intense bitterness between regulare
and insurgents will continue for some
time into the future. They are frank to
confess that they will not favor the re
election of insurgents who Joined the
Democrats last week, and they know full
well that the insurgents are planning to
unseat regulars- wherever districts are
close and wherever so-called "progres
sive' sentiment is strong..
The fact remains- that there will be a
clash between regulars and insurgents in
various primaries and conventions that
will name Republican Congressional nomi
nees, and this fight undoubtedly will
continue Into the November elections.
There may be some reconciliation, but
it will not b? complpte. for each faction
In the Republican party is anxious to
punish the other; the regulars are deter
mined the insurgents shall not increase
their strength in the House, and the in
surgents, spurred on by the recent suc
cess, are Just as determined to swell their
ranks through the infusion of new blood.
All in all, though the Democrats have
thrown away what promteed to be their
strongest issue, they still stand to profit
by Republican dissension, and nothing
short of the persuasion of President Taft
can possibly eliminate, this soreness. In
deed, even that may prove unsuccess
ful. O. A. Darr Will Be Buried Today.
O. A. Darr, a fireman of the Southern
Pacific Railroad Company, died in Good
Samaritan Hospital Friday night from in
juries received at Gervais two weeks ago.
He was struck on the head with a mail
crane at the station in Gervais as the
train was passing while he was looking
outward. Mr. Darr is survived by his
mother, Mrs. Ellen C. Darr, a widow, liv
ing at 365 East Thirty-fourth street.
North, and was about 34 years old. He
was a member of the Woodmen of the
World, the Locomotive Firemen's fpion
and Longshoremen, all of which organiza
tions will take part in the funeral which
will be held today at 12:30 from Finley's
Xew Vork Ugly, Says Architect.
NEW YORK. March 26. New York is
well-nigh the ugliest city in the country,
according to Arnold A. Brunner, president
of the v American Institute of Architects.
"The whole city needs rebuilding," said
he in an interview given out here today.
"The trouble with New York is that it
has not been brought up properly. A city
should be built on an orderly plan, just
as a house is constructed. We build a
bridge, a railroad station or a new mu
nicipal building without giving a thought
to the streets that lead to it or to the
ground that surrounds iu"
ENTRIES WILL TELL
Bank Accounts of W. H. Buck
ley to Be Examined.
10 YEARS' DEPOSITS ASKED
Mr. Hotchkiss Takes Radical Meas
ures to I.earn of All Insurance
Transactions at Albany About
Which There Is Question.
ALBANY, N. Y., March 26. (Special.)
The bank account of William H. Buckley,
the chief figure up to date in the insur
ance investigation in New York City, has
been ordered before the inquiry. Every
deposit he has made during the last ten
years will be made public, and he will be
asked to explain all of them.
Announcement to this effect was made
today by William H. Hotchkiss, State
Superintendent of Insurance, who is con
ducting the inquiry. All the important
officers of the National Commercial Bank
of Albany, where Mr. Buckley has kept
hjs accounts, have been subpenaed and
they have been asked to produce a veri
fied record of Mr. Buckley's deposits and
It is said that Mr. Hotchkiss will inter
rogate Mr. Buckley along this line when
he resumes the witness stand on Monday.
McCall'8 Check to Be Explained.
Among the interesting things which the
bank account of Mr. Buckley is expected
to clear up is the connection of Edward
33. McCall, now a Supreme Court Justice,
with the insurance scandal. Mr. McCall
testified that he had had no dealings
whatever with any man or any company
other than the Munich Company, by
which he had been retained as counsel.
This was after he was asked to explain
how he came to write Mr. Buckley's name
above his own on a check drawn for $35,
000, which was a loan made by the Phoe
Mr. Hotchkiss has announced that the
inquiry will be as sweeping as it is pos
sible to make it, and that nobody will be
spared if he happens to be connected
with the insurance scandal in any way.
In an interview today he Bald:
Everything Will Be Learned.
"The Investigation "will be continued
until there is not another fact of value
to be brought out. It will be as broad
and as deep as we can make it. No man
will be spared from telling all he can tell
tha public whether he be a Republican
or a Democrat, bank president or hod
carrier, politician or plain common citi
zen. And when we get all the informa
tion obtainable the results of the inves
tigation will be laid before the proper
Anonymous letters by the score have
beens received by the Insurance depart
ment since the investigation began, con
taining tips as to various features of the
alleged improper activity at Albany. Some
of these tips, probably sent by political
enemies of the men named In them, have
been followed up and found to be of value.
Guests Injured in Hotel Fire.
JACKSON. Ky., March 26 A fir which
originated in the Wyatt Hotel here early
today caused the injury of several per
sons, a monetary loss of $100,000 and the
destruction of an entire block of business
structures. The blaze lasted three hours.
Causes your heart to beat
rapidly on slight exertion,
better stop, and use
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Read "The Road to Wellville,"
SALOON BUTTLE If!
LLINOIS IS BITTER
With Chicago Eliminated Big
Fight Is Now Centered in
Other Parts of State.
300 TOWNS WILL VOTE
Contest Is Waged Principally In
'Dry' Territory in Which Liquor '
Men Hope to Regain Foot
loId Ballot in April.
CHICAGO, March 26. (Special.) A
struggle that -is little short of spectacu
lar is raging between the "wets" and
"drya" down-state. Three hundred in
corporated municipalities, including
nearly every city of size outsite of
Chicago, will vote on the liquor ques
tion at the April elections.
So far the down-state fight has been
eclipsed by the campaign over the sa
loon question in Chicago, but now that
the metropolis has been eliminated
from the war map this Spring, the at
tention of the opposing forces has been
focused on the campaign outside.
Two classes of cities will vote on
the saloon proposition. With the elec
tion of April 7, 1908. more than 1000
townships voted on the saloon question
and 918 townships went "dry," while
21 went "wet." More than 1500 saloons
were put out of business at this elec
tion. The fighting at this time is largely
in "dry" territory, where the "wets"
are campaigning with a view of re
storing saloons. Of the 300 and more
contests -down-state the Anti-Saloon
League officials estimate that fully
two-thirds are in territory now "dry,"
where the question that will be sub
mitted to -the voters will take the
following form, under the provision of
the local option act:
"Shall this (political subdivision or
district) continue to be anti-saloon ter
ritory?" One hundred cities and vil
lages now "dry" will vote on this prop
osition. The second class of municipalities
engaged In the fight embraces munici
palities that now are "wet." They either
voted the proposition- down two years
ago or are taking their first vote on
it this year. The question upon which
they will vote is:
"Shall this (city or village) become
anti-saloon territory?" In this list are
Springfield and Bloomington, where tha
campaign is being waged with partic
GIRL, FIFTEEN, IS SLAIN
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woman with whom he was living was
nni Vila wife. He met her shortly after
coming to this country from Germany
two years ago, he said; they leu m
love and set up housekeeping. Last Sum
mer he and she had worked at Irvington-or-the-Hudson
at a boarding-house
They came to this city last month and
since then the woman had supported
him by working in a laundry.
There was another search of Wolter's
apartments. Charred bones of human
toes, a portion of an arm bore, a wo
man's garter and a bundle containing a
man's nightshirt on which was embroid
ered the initial "W," were found.
Wolter's parents, found tonight, told in
broken English of the difficulties, their
son had brought upon them.
"He was always crazy about women,"
said the mother. "From the time he was
a little boy it was always dancing, pleas
ure, women, with him."
The father, a piano-tuner, from Dres
den, Germany, said Albert was two years'
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younger than the age ne had given the
police. The boy was born out of wed
lock 18 years ago, but when the parents
Mime to this country they married. The
father found work for Albert, who stole
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In a vague way the mother, however,
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Mrs. Wolter had asked the girl if she
was going back to the apartment Albert
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" 'No, no,' " she said the girl replied,
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In the meantime the woman disappeared
Night Kider Caught In Missouri.
SIKESTON, Mo., March 26. Constable
C. A. Russell, of Slkeston, yesterday
captured Irvin Glass, of Hopklnsville,
Ky., who is wanted by the Kentucky
authorities on a charge of night-rider
raiding at Hopklnsville on the night of
December 7, 1907. In the raid they
shot two men, beat up another and
burned tobacco warehouses and con
tents valued at over $200,000. Irvin
Glass says he is the man wanted, and
will return without requisition.
Copper River Line Rushed.
SEATTLE, Wash.. March 26. In or
der to complete the Copper River &
Northwestern Railroad, which is being
built from Cordova into the interior, of
Alaska, by November 30, the contrac
tors are rushing men and material
north on every ship that leaves Seattle
for Cordova. At present 1S00 men are
at work on the line and It is expected
by the first of May 4000 men will be in
the construction camps.
Alexander McDonald Buried.
CINCINNATI, March 26. Leaders of
business and public affairs Joined here
today at the funeral of Alexander Mc
Donald, who died at Long Beach, Cal,
March 18. The honorary pallbearers
included Governor Judson Harmon, for
mer United States Senator Joseph B.
Foraker, General W. P. Orr, M. E. In
galls, Charles P. Taft and Eugene Zim
merman. Restoration of Land Urged.
WASHINGTON, March 26 Senator
Bourne has received a request from the
Ontario Commercial Club that he urge
the Secretary of the Interior to restore
to entry the lands withdrawn for sever
al years past in connection with Mal
heur irrigation project and which, it
is now evident, will not be required.
Bourne will give the request considera
tion. Maine Xational Guard Called Out.
LIVERMORE, FALLS, Me., March 26.
To prevent further acts of violence
by strikers or sympathizers. Company
K, Second Regiment, Maine National
Guard, was ordered today to assist in
'preserving order at the Chisholm mills
of the International Paper Company,
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