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I Nothing Accomplished, Owing
fo Filibuster Conducted by
. Mann of Illinois.
OMNIBUS WAR CLAIMS
MEASURE IN DANGER
S.ory. of Old' Soldier Whose
Poker Money' Was Confiscated
by the Government.
II WASHINGTON". Feb. IT. Willi only
HI eleven legislative days remaining, the
H house of representatives was held at a
HI standstill today by a filibuster planned
HI and conducted by Representative Mann of
HI It was private calendar day under the
H rules and the business In order was the
consideration of the omnibus war claims
I bill, which already had been passed by
thn senate. The bill largely affects
southern claimants, and the Democrats,
with the assistance of many Republicans,
H endeavored to pass It.
At times the majority In favor or the
; bill was as high as 1 10. but Represcnta-
tlve Mann was opposed to the bill, and
. by dilatory tactics succceilod in nrevent-
' ln" action, although the house was In
; rcsslon from 10 a. m. until 9;25 o'clock
At that hour the advocates oT the
measure secured a. recess until J I a. in.
H tomorrow, ur.der the assumption that the
i legislative silling of today would be rc-
I; Depends Upon Speaker.
If 1( developed after this action, however.
I, that thev probably defeated their own
I purpose, for 11 o'clock now Is the regular
; hour for meeting, and it is believed i
I: Speaker Cannon will hold that tomor-
I row's sifting is a new legislative day. it
W he Is successful in maintaining Ibis rul-
I' Ing. the omnibus claims bill is dead for
I this session of congress.
I Today's filibuster, largely a. one-man
I affair, was one of the most, remarkable
I In the history of the house. At one time,
I In order to secure a quorum, the scr-
I goant-at-arms was directed to arrest all
I; ihsonfoes. With assistants, that official
I started in pursuil of the missing mem-
I Ders But enough drifted In to make a
-junrum, and further proceedings under
I1 Iho order were dispensed with,
r While waiting for a quorum, the house
was In much disorder. Jt was good-
nn lured, however, and there was con-
; tinned laughter.
Rep-esonlativc Mann, during the day,
had resorted to every known parliament
ary subterfuge lo prevent action, and the
-ncnihors at times wcro much confused
is to Just where they stood.
: Hard Luck of Old Soldier.
1 "While, waiting for a quorum. Rcprescn-
lative Rucker of Missouri wanted to make
i speech Mr. Mann made the point of
J :irder that speeches were out of order
( 'n the absence of ibo quorum. The chair
sustained that point.
. "But I want to tell iho house about
in old soh?er." insisted Mr. Rucker.
C "The gentleman Is out of ordor." ruled
Mr. Olmstead. ,
"But this old soldier demands a hear
ing." shouted Mr. Rucker. amid renewed
aughter. "and I am going to tell the
house about him. Ton can't stop me,
for the sergeant-al -arms is outside ar
resting absent members. This old sol
lier won SlnO in the army playing
:hiick-a-luck, or poker, I don't know
"The gentleman should inform the
house definitely as to whlcl: game it
ivfic" suggested n member.
"But I don't know." Insisted Mr.
Rucker. "I am not an expert at cither
Mr. Clayton of Alabama here lntorrupt
?d to say that he heard all the evidence
In the case and he could not tell him
self whether II was chuck-a-luck or
Anyway. Mr. Rucker said his old soldier,
also had ?327 that he had earned In the
Fighting Fifty Years.
The governmonl took all his money
away from him and then offered to re
turn all but the poker money. The old
soldier refused, and ho has been fighting
for fifty years lo get his poker money
back. When lie had concluded, amid
much confusion. Mr. Rucker gravely
thanked the speaker for his courtesy.
During the time Mr, Ruoker was talk
ing. Representative Dwighl of New York,
he Republican whip, had been speaking
nis mind In an undertone, but in no un
?crlalu terms, about the whole orocccd
ng. Ropiesentallvc Recder thereupon
moved that Mr Dwighl be permitted lo
extend his remarks In the record. As
Mr. Dwlght stalked out of the chamber,
the chair announced It could not accept
the motion in the absence of a quorum.
The tight over the omnibus claims bill
nrobably will be renewed tomorrow, and
If Its advocates can, hold the majority
they mustered today, there Is likely to
ho an overruling the speaker or another
Excellent iVlenu and
Sparkling Wit 14 ark
Annual Event of Ladies' Literary Club Notable Sue
' cess; Responses to Toasts Show Originality;
. Introductions by Toastmis tress
Exceptionally Clever i.-; i
"We number now two hundred, more or
In years we do to thirty-four confess.
The days huvo melted Into mouths, and
The months have lengthened into years
They roll. ICaeh has its history, each
Of memories, of friendships deep and
Pause now n moment, check unseemly
Look backward down the years. What
seems a waste
Of barren toll, of fruitless effort, shows
A host of things well done; and wonder
These were the lines with which the
genial tonstmislress began the literary
pari of the Ladies' Literary club break
fast, yesterday the breakfast given in
celebration of the club's Ihirly-fourth
birthday, and they fitted so well Into the
general spirit of the day, and of th6 pro
gramme prepared, that they made a
Presents Elaborate Scene.
Tho literary part began, however, al
the end of quite Hie most satisfactory
meal the club has ever partaken of to
gether, and one which was served in the
most satisfactory manner that the club
has ever enjoyed. The beautiful gold
room at. the Commercial club was tilled
with the guests, and three long tables,
running parallel, with one across the
top, seated the 150 ladies who were in
attendance at the affair. The hour set
was 10 o'clock and almosl on that hour
the company was settled and service of
the meal had begun. The long tables
were gay with flowers, cyclamen and
ferns in the white nnd green of the club
colors making effective decorations. At
each place a menu card held the list of
toasts as well as the list of the good
things provided for the Inner woman,
tho club's monogram in while and green
gracing the outer cover.
For more than an hour general con
versation was enjoyed over a delicious
menu, and when at the proper time the
president. Mrs. W. R. Hutchinson, arose
to Introduce the tonstmislress. all atten
tion was turned to the other feast pre
pared for the company the literary part.
In a few well-chosen words. Mrs. Hutch
inson introduced Mrs. 15. B. Crltchtow as
foastmistress, referring lo her personal
ity with i he lines:
"She kept us fresh ambitious all I he
And lifted tons, just with her voice and
Mrs. Crltchlow had put her thoughts
Into verse not just Jingles, but verse of
a high order and tilled with the best
suggestions for club work. In the lines
above, she gave, the subject of "Retro
spection." and In response Mrs. Hutchin
son reviewed briefly some of the club's
most Interesting recent hlstorv. speaking
of tho valued members recently taken
from the club, especially the "club
mother." Mrs. Eliza Islrtley Royle.
In opposition to retrospection was the
next toast, "Anticipation." and to this
Mrs. E. B. Jones gave a splendid re
sponse, speaking more especially of the
proposed new elnbhousc and dwelling on
the need for opllmlsm and enthusiasm.
She said that suspicion and criticism
was a two-headed monster which would
slay enterprise Itself, and that no pro
moter had ever accomplished anything
unless he believed with all his heart and
soul that (he thing could be accomplished.
"Lei us resolve to be of one mind in this,
and next year we'll celebrate our birth
day In our own home, under our own
roof tree." This sentiment was greeted
with a burst of applause which augured
well for the clubhouso.
Continuing her lines of introduction for
each one. Mrs. Crltchlow Introduced Mrs.
A. R. Campbell, a new member, who re
sponded to I he toasi. "Green Fields and
Pastures New." making an enjoyable,
though brief, talk on the value of tho
club to the new member, and weaving
in clever fashion some telling anecdotes
into her speech.
Introduction in Veree.
The subject of publicity liad been
given to Mrs, W. ISugene Traughber. and
II was so timely, so well Introduced and
so well presented that It might be said
to have, made the greatest hlf of all. Mrs.
Crltchlow said, in proposing the toast:
"For light, not darkness, stands the press
For wrongs that need resistance every
Truth courts publicity, nor fears (he
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But we must careful be to speak for
'Thoughts unexpressed may sometimes
fall back dead.
But Cfod himself can't kill "them when
To Madame Traughber, mistress of the
We now commit ourselves. Deal gently
With us nnd all our deeds. If truth
The press and club together cannot fall."
Value of News.
Mrs. Traughber responded, saying, In
"Publlclly and success go hand In
hand. From the advertisement of a fa
mous breakfast food, to the chronicle of
tho greatest of human endeavor, publicity
Is to success what, tho circulation of
blood Is to the body.
"The fnct that a 'chlel's aiming you
taking notes, and faith he'll print It.'
does not necessarily mean that he will
use his privilege wantonly or unadvisedly.
He must know how much to know and
know how not to know too much.
"The average opinion of tho newspaper
person seems to be that ho Is simply a
human interrogation point, a sort of
'Meddlesome Matty always prying Into
other folks' affairs and giving them to
the public without the slightest delicacy
or consideration. To know Just how
much Is left out of newspapers which
would add lo (he interest of their dally
narratives of human llfo and It tragedies,
It Is necessary to bo on the Inside of a
"A newspaper reporler recognizes no
technical reasons for suppressing news,
however. For Instance, -when the deci
sion of one body Is practically final, he
does not feel bound by any official re
strictions lo keep the matter a secret
until It Is reported (o another body, days
or perhaps weeks afterward.
"For in the meantime It has been dis
cussed until It is no longer news.
"Any attempt to suppress news always
awakens the newspaper representative's
antagonism, for his business is publlclly.
It is better lo give him your confidence
and tell him Just what you would Mice left
out of (he paper. If you Miring forth a
good reason for the suppression your wish
is. respected, for tho true nevspaper con
science never betrays a confidence.
"Official suppression Is particularly un
fortunate, for a story of which tho details
must be supplied from other than an au
thoritative source, is liable to Inaccura
cies. So It Is the wise official, who when
he finds that anything of news value con
cerning the Interest he. represents has be
come public, gives a full statement of the
details to the newspapers. For. after all.
It Is not the facts, but the distortion of
Ihem, which is usually objectionable.
Press Always Helpful.
"The value, of publicity in some cases is
not a question for argument. For In
stance, If notices of our club meetings aro
for any reason lefl out of the newspapers
wo are apt either to forget. I lie meeting
or to think that tho lime must have been
"Then when any public enterprise is
launched, any charitable undertaking con
templated, the newspaper Is the principal
medium by which interest is aroused and
"The press has Its fnults, it Is true, but
who has not? A trite and somewhat cyni
cal aphorism avers that to be altogether
'good Is to lie lonesome,' and newspaper
folks arc essentially a gonial and soclaole
"Anyway, whatever Us faults inav be, I
think I can speak for tho press of Salt
Lake when I say that its heart Is in the
right placo where the Indies' Literary
club is concerned, and it stands ever
ready fo servo you. from lending Its aid lo
plans for (he new clubhouse to giving
those so unfortunate as not lo be here
the benefit of an account of -the club's
thirty-fourth birthday breakfast. Ih the
beautiful new Commercial clubrooms."
"Our Native Land."
Mrs. S. F. Kenton, who spent last year
abroad, was to respond to-the toasl
"Our Native Land The Return." and as
an Introduction mosl filling Mrs. Criteh
"Thrice happy she whose soul has trav
Who yet may wander; 'ncalh a luckv
Ilcr birth, whose lingering feet have
In paths familiar, by her soul prepared
While we at home have walked the citv
And daily longed for Mercury's winged
Our friends have1 sailed across (he ocean
Have scon great sights, and wonders old
But Mistress Fonton will the truth attest
That nollher Kumq'nor India nor the
Nor pictures rare, nor e'en cathedrals
Could turn her heart from tliQughts of
Mrs. Kenton gavo some Interesting in
cidents of her trip home, of (he custom
house officials, the homecoming and (ho
sight of America once again, concluding
wllh the lines:
"Oh, when the wanderer, lonely and
In foreign harbors shall behold
That nag unrolled.
'Twill bo like a friendly hand
lletd out from his native land,
Filling his heart with memories swcot
Thank Commercial Club.
In special appreciallon of tho Com
mercial club's courtesy u making the
annua) gathering possible in their beau
tiful new clubhouse, thy lasl toast was
given to (hut organization, Mrs. O. I
Cox responding lo lliese lines of Intro
duction. "Letters and travel, music, hislorv, art
Add to life's values; each contributes
To culture's total. But the rierian rills
Dry up without sumo men to pay (he
Musicians poets, painters, singers, schol
Kind life quite bleak without the. com
So we who keep the lamp of wisdom
Aro forced to ask our brothers for (he
Here in tliese halls, where commerce
holds hor sway.
Art. (asto and culture still have gained
Proud of our name and jealous of our
We still are glad to come where man In
vites. I.lkc Chanlccler, this club of business
Prolecllon gives to ours the Pheasant
Since cocks must erpw from fence or
roof or tub.
Our Cox shall crow for the Commercial
Mrs. Cox spoke of how proud the city
should be not alone of the handsome
building which Iho Commercial club has
erected, but of the men who compose It
and of whnt II has dor- and Is doing
for the e'ty anil (he slad- She fold sev
eral clever and original slorles to IPus
trnU' Jut lalk and cloned with a warm
I U 1 I. 1 . 1 .
Names of Those Alleged to Hjivo
Put Up Money fo Defeat
Race Track Bills.
NEW MRK 'LEGISLATIVE
SCANDAL- BEING' AIRED
Effort to Discredit Testimony
of Congressman Foelker at
NEW YORK, Fob. 17. Frank .7.
Gardner's trial on charges of attempt
ing to .bribe Otto 0. Foelker of Brook
lyn, .while' both wcro members of
tho stalo senate in 3008, began to
cover old ground this afternoon with
the introduction of testimony brought
out before the .Morritt graft investi
Foelker was again under fire by the
defense. When he left the stand the
state began calling -witnesses who
testified to Gardner's alleged attempt
The last examined was Tlobert IT.
Elder, assistant district attorney of
King's county (Brooklyn), whose
original testimony before the graft
committee resulted in Gardner's indict
ment. Elder told of Gardner's coming to
his office in March, 1910, at his request,
and speaking of alleged meetings at
Delmonico's of men interested in rac
ing who contributed (o a fund to de
feat the pending legislation.
"lie mentioned the names of the
the men," Elder testified, ' ' including
James I?. Keone, Gene Wood, Harry
Payne Whitney, Charles IT. Hyde (the
city chamberlain), and Mr. Parsons.''
Elder repented his Merritt testi-.
monv about Gardner going lo Albany
with Hyde and distributing the
" boodlo fund." Up reiterated his
testimony flint several newspaper men
at Albaiiv received money.
Max tcuer. for the defense, on
cross-examining t lie witness, asked him
if lie bore Ilvdo hostility. Elder re
plied thai, he did not. I to added that
at flic time of t he conversation he had
with Gardner there was an indictment
in the district altorney's office against
Hyde's brnthor-in-law, Engimann.
In response (o olhcr questions. Elder
said he had made a report to the gov
ernor, but had not referred the matter
to tho prosecuting attorneys of cither
New York or Albany counties.
Attacked From New Anglo.
Congressman Foelker was again
called lo the stand when ihc trial of
his bribery was resumed today, and the
attack on' his credibility was resumed.
Foelker's account of how the. allocod
bribe of $12,000 was offered him while
returning to New York from Albany,
was attacked neain from a new angle.
"On tho train Gardner said lo you:
' vail give you $2000 more than the
other senators aro getting' didn't lie?"
he was asked.
"Yes." answered Foelker.
"And you did not ask him who tho
other senators getting the money
"It did not interest mo," declared
Foelker admitted that lie had not
considere it his duty to report to tho
senate or to tho district attorney an
attempt fo bribe, for the reason that
he "lacked corroboratioi. "
"Right after the vote on the race
track bill," resumed Mr. Stcur, "did
you not come into funds?"
"No," shouted Fookler. '
Money From Wife's Aunt.
The witness identified a mortgage
showing that on May 1-1,-1008, lie had
mado a loan of $30,000, but lie ex
plained that tho money came out ofj
the estate of his wife's aunt, Mrs. Wil
liam U. Watson. Further testimony
brought out that Foelker had given ."?7o
to .lames Kadigau, a parinor of Max
Sosinsky, who coached him for his re
gents' examination, because Itadigan
"told mo his office furniture was mort
gaged and ho owed his stenographer a
month Js salary."
Tho witness denied lhat a man
named James TJay had. ever reproached
him with voting for the TIart-Agnow
bill after ho had "been liberally paid"
by the other side.
On redirect examination Foelker
swore that fijosinsky. who is now in
prison for impersonating others at re
gents' examinations, had not imper
sonated him, but had merely coached
Thomas Maxwell, a private detective,
testified that Gardner called him to his
office in May, 190(.
"Now," said Gardnor, ran the testi
mony, "T want you to go over to seo
Floyd Adams. Toll Floyd to go up and
see Foelker and toll him I'll givo him
$2o,000 to vote against the race track
Maxwell further swore that he deliv
ered the uicssngo to Adams, and on
Adams's failure to repeat it, went to
sec Foelker himself.
SEATTLE RAISING FUNDS
FOR ('HINTS STARVING
Special to the Tribune.
SEATTI-K. lM-b. 17. The Commercial
club of this city, cooperating with the
Red Cross society. Is conducting a. cam
paign for the relief of the famine suf
ferers In China.
iMorc than n million people are starv
ing at this time and will need aid for
many months. Those on tlm ground and
familiar with the situation stale that
contributed now will save the II ro of
some man, woninn or child.
Contributions of nny amouni will bo ac
ceptable and will help In a hnmanifarlnn
work of the very first importance. Thoy
should be made to the order of the .S'it
,tlo Commercial club. '.Seattle, Wash.
made it possible (o hold (he breakfast
Concludes With Music. -A
.social hour followed tho more formal
breakfast, when pome .splendid musical
numbers were clvn by .Mrn. C. C. Sny
der nnd Mrs. Chnrb's Dallev. who sang
"Hark to the .Mandolin" as a duet nnd
then the former "Magnetic WHlty!,' and
Mrs. Dailey "Love Mas Wings" and "A
Perfect Day.'" the la Iter as a close (o
the programme being repeated bv re
quest. Mrs. Snyder also sang ah ex
(luislte little lullaby dedicate! to the
memory of Mrs. Royle and composed by
her daughter. Mrs. Martha Royle Palmer
Mrs. I'Yod Iloruung accompanied the
The arrangements were In (ho hands
of the club's en(erlalnmeui committee.
With Mrs. Harry (Jan?: as chairman, and
no detail In arrangement was lacking fo
riako the thirty -foui th birthday Toasl a
-rt itxrti licri i
HENEY THUMPED IN CLUB
DARES FOE TO GUN FIGHT
FRANCIS J. HENEY.
Big- District Attorney Fickert
Forces Reformer to His
Knees in Scuffle,
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 17. Olympic
club members who were lunching at the
club Inst Wednesday were startled by
violent swearing and the sounds of a
subsequent scuffle, coming from tho hall
In front of tho cloakroom door.
Rushing from the dining-room, they
saw Francis J. lleney on his knees on
the Moor, his arms firmly held by Dis
trict Attorney Fickert, who stood over
him apparently safe from bodily harm,
but (ho target of Heney's utterance,
wldcli was of a character supposed to be
Impossible In tho surroundings.
Fickert had been lunching wllh .lames
F. Brcnnan. They had not noticed that
lleney wan In the room, nor did Fickert
discover his presence until be had got his
hat and turning nu'ckly bad brushed
"Pardon me," Fickert said, and was
passing on when Hcney shouted:
"Don't talk to me. you cur."
Fickert. curdy remarked ho was nol
seeking Irouhle and advised lleney not
to repeat tho Insult.
. "I'll get you yei yon damn
' ," Honey Is said to have
"I saw his right, hand reach for his
hip pocket." Fickert said, "and I caught
his arms quickly and forced him to his
"My first Inclination was (o hit him.
Rut fortunately I realized how foolish
that would be, and that as an officer
whose duty It is to protect the peace
1 could only prevent him getting his
T5y this time Brenuan. Joe 1 lickev
nnd several others who had come from
the dining-room separated the J.wo.
Ar. Honey got up from the Moor he
"You are bigger than 1, and you
can lick me, but ."
Whatever the threat was, It was in
distinctly mumbled., ami tho belliger
ent member hastily left the building,
brushing tho dust from his troupers.
Through the city, and particularly
among the officers of the Olympic
club, the Incident was the subleet of
considerable discussion later. Heney's
action In reaching for his hip pocket
was Iho feature of the affair that caused
greater comment, but entirely aside from
this, the directors of the Olympic, club
feel thai I bey will be obliged to lake
cognizance of the occurrence.
lleney issued a typewritten statement
Thursday in which he dnle- carry
ing a gun. In (be main bis version of
t.he affair does not differ materially from
that given by bystanders. Jte sayr Fh'k
ert's words on seeing him were.
"llow do you do. Mr. lleney?" ;md
that be replied to this. "You have a lot
of gnll to speak to me."
After recounting several oilier remarks
back and forth. Hcney says he (old
"Whenever you address me I shall talk
back to you as much as I please and
yon nre not big enough lo slop me."
His statement continues as follows:
"As I said this I turned and per
mitted the attendant to help me on
with my overcoat. Just as I got it on
Fickert turned and started avyav. say
ing In a low lone. 'You dirty dog.' I
promptly replied. 'Yon are a big -
. thereupon Fickert said some
thing about punching my heat! and made
a rush a I me. As I had a heavy over
coat and spectacles on I was not. pre
pared for any fisticuffs, but threw up
my hands boxer fashion to protect my
face and strike back if I saw the mi
iiortnnily, and Fickerl quickly grabbed
both inv wrists nnd rushed nie back
ward. As he weichs from fifty to so von -ty-llve
pounds more than I do and is
much taller, and as I was Incumbered
with ;i heavy 'ovorefu.iTiM
n'Hhed me bnchwW'if'SSJd
"KHt. Fickert , b, '"any ? Vc 'M
any olhcr kind of rdx -. M
commodate you. "el't I v?lti!
NRGROKS INiUHouT I
Election Official. Indicted .nnd . $
November. " ;(
Talbot, an election ln'
arreted today on a
Indictment charging thai ,8n"H J
"grandfather clausr-' J A Uner 7
constitution he pre von tori i5
votlm: at the Inst election ne?
election officials Inufctin , TeVtt o
not been arrested. cd yestrd5j
M'A LESTER. OkLL.Teb i-
D. laylor, a lawyer, anrt fnV'PiO
n police sergeant; wg W
day under indictment 1 11 l"rr
federal grand Jury li t,II'"rned hy'
charging th-W with re Jfa
tho right to vote. IUfilnK the ntjn
Only Ono 'BROMOm,S
That is .LAXATrVK BpSS?jl
NI.N'K. Look for the SSSM W
W. GROVE. Used the ?ffiuw H
Cure CoM ;n One Day mM
The underwear for n gent Jf
man Wear it and avoidolH
$3.25 1 he garment. SnleageM
t- I RUNKSi
I Commercial Travelers havi n9?
' trouble In netting Just what thB
3 want here. And they alwayi wS
the BF-ST- jH
212 MAIN STREET, tMjt
Painless extraction of tetli
pay. All work guaranteed. "IMfr
We Treat You High
..' Every merchant, every banker, JE
ijr. every real estate dealer, every man-
1 lifacturer, every advertising man, I
y every person interested in any ffi
form of advertising, is invited to 'mL
t" be at the W1!
Commercial Club m
Tonight to hear the talk of L
; '.;'(.'., Mr. S,. C Dobbs M j
WV The Creaive I jk
.'!: ' g Force in Advertising" I W
Jjjf p Mr. Dobbs is president M
..ff; ly ' Associated Advertising M
Oubs of America Jm .
The meeting will begin at 8:15, in the Banquet Hall at the m
. P Commercial Club. There will be no charge for admission.
.j. The Salt Lake Ad Club
fiJ Extends an invitation to every person interested
J n acvertising to be present.