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ANOTHER FIGHT DUE TO COME"
OVER. CANAL TOLLS DEAL
Washington, April 1. An ulti
matum went forth from the White
House today to the Senate committee
on inter-oceanic canalsr-It was that,
unless thatljody proinptly reports the
Sims Panama Canal tolls repeal bill,
the administration forces in the Sen
ate, with an estimated majority of 16,
will summarily force the committee's
The president has- decided, after
conferring with his. advisors, that the
rules of the Senate shall not be per
mitted to delay immediate action on
the one measure on which he has set
The decks werebeing cleared today
for a fight that, for far-reaching ef
fect, will' far eclipse that which ended
in the House last night.
One of the first arrivals at the
White House today was Senator
Owen of Oklahoma. He will be the
administratipn mouth-pidce on the
floor of the Senate in the foils fight.
It was through him that the adminis
tration ultimatum was conveyed to
the Senate and to Senator ,0'Gorman
of New York, chairma'n of the inter
oceanic canal committee.
For one week this committee will
be permitted to debate the Sims
measure and decide on its course of
action. If it does not then report it,,
Owen made it very plain1 on leaving
the White House, that he personally
would force the issue and move in
structions to the committee to pre
sent the bill to the Senate.
WILSON VICTORIOUS !N THE
PANAMA CANAL TOLL DEAL
Washington, April 1. The Panama
canal toll repeal bill, repealing the
provision of the Panama canal act
exempting American vessels from
payment of tolls, was passed by the
House of Representatives by a vote
of 247 to 161, after an impassioned
address by Speaker Clark leading the
Representative Stone of .Peoria,
111., who' ha'd dfinosed" "theWapp
voted for it on the final ballot as evi
dence of his disapproval of the per
sonal attacks made on President Wil
son during the fight in the house.
Speaker Clark took the floor at
3:15 and his speech lasted over an
hour. He declared he would rather
see the canal blown up than give the
British any control over it. His an
nouncement that he would not be a
presidential candidate in 1916 was
received in silence. ,
Fifty-two Democrats Voted againsj:
the president, maintaining to the la
their determination to stick by
Demdcratic nlatform plank for toj
exemption-Qn American ships. Tweu
ty-seven .ttepuDjicane mm rrugrBs
sives combined voted for the repeal.
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JOBLESS LURED BY FALSE AD
POLICE CLUBS STOP RIO
For several weeks salaried sociolp.
gists have been howling that the u:
employed situation is not serious,
day 10,000 men were lured to
Line freight house, 12th and C
streets, by false ads which procl
that men were needed, disproved!
statements of the sociologists.! .
When the officials of the roaS made
the announcement that there "wfprje v
no positions open a mighty how,of.
rage went up ana ror a lew momenj:
it seemed as tbough the hunger-macl
dened men would resort to violence
The oiflcials immediately sent fan
the police and a squad of-SO men from
the Maxwell street station dispersed
the crowd by" free use of their clubs.
Almost the same condition existed.
on Madison and Desplaines streets
when 8,000 men answered ads,J
rauroaa wonc. uniy i.uuu
"Silence Is golden," quoted
"I suppose because it canbl
bought," suggested the Simple
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