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ILtlTERACY TEST FOES
MAKE THEIR LAST FIGHT
Friends of Foreigners Who Want
to Come to Country Charge
Interests Back Proposal.
The Burnett-Dillingham immigi tlon
, t!U, which provides an Illiteracy test
for .persons coming Into the United
States, will be signed ty President Taf t
unless he finds In the arguments made
before the bill In the East Room of the
White House today are much stronger
than any of those made in Congress.
President Taf t warned the delegation of
satire thanlOO representatives of the for
eign population In the United States
that Jje, was disposed to sign the
From' "10 o'clock this morning until
after the President's usual lunch hour,
representatives of German, Scandi
navian, Jew, and Italian populations
Bade appeals to the President to -with-hold
his approval of the Illiteracy test.
The reasons ranged from the eugenic
effect of the bill to a charge that spe
cial Interests were seeking its passage.
t Last Stand of Foes.
The opposition to the bill, which has
made Itself felt ever since the measure
first drafted in tentative form in
1SU, was foenssed against it today, in
the last stand of the enemies cf the
-measure against Its final enactment'lnto
Congressman. Curley of .Massachusetts
JaeteauvaSsaaste-r of ceremonies. The.
crowd, lachiaing' some 6Z the most
prominent members of the various
nationalities la the United States, com
pletely filled, the lobby and corridors of
the executive offices, and the bearing
km' transferred from the President's
efflce to the East Room of the White
House, A .more commodious hall
Chief Justice Olsen, of the Illinois su
preme court, spoke for Scandinavian
.tamlgrants. He said that the illiteracy
test would operate to "bar from this
country many honest, strong, sturdy,
bard-working men and women. His
argument, in effect, was that an illiter
ate laborer was more desirable than an
The measure. Judge Olsen asserted,
would decrease the number of available
laborers in the United States or. at
least, would lower their proportion to
the steadily increasing consuming pub
lic. Therein, he thought, lay danger of
further increase in the cost of living.
f He Favors Bill
"Vice President Katzenbach. or the
United Order of American Mechanics of
New Jersey, spoke In favor of the bill.
He cited the experience of other coun
tries in passing laws making It more
difficult for aliens to enter.
He said that he hoped al lthe time,
labor and money that had been spent
xn the preparation of the measure would
not be-lost for lack of the President's
- The Investigation of conditions among
aliens was incomplete prior to the pas
saga of the measure, according to Mar
. Ion P. Leonard, of the University of
Pennsylvania. His appeal was ad
dressed especially to the protection ot
Germans who wish to come to this
country. He concluded his address by
asserting that he could only deduce that
special interests, which he did not care
to name, were seeking the passage of
Dr. Theodore Sutro, of New York, re
turned to the point made by Judge Ol
sen and said that he thought the labor
of all the world should be Invited to
this country, as It Is necessary for the
development of the vast natural re
sources' of the United States.
Morrison Favors BilL
Frank Morrison, of the American
Federation of Labcr, spoke urgently
in favor of the bill. He declared that
the illiteracy test was the best weapon '
that high-class American 'abor could
have devised to save Itslf from ruin
ous competition. He asserted that most
of the foreigners who come to this
country and who are spoken of as
farmers actually go Into the coal and
.Iron mines, there to work at wages that
tend to cripple the whole labor wage
plan from the viewpoint of labor. He
pointed out that American products are
protected from foreign competition, but
that the man who makes these products
has heretofore had no protection and
has been forced to hold his own as best
he could against the influx of cheap
R. F. Duckworth, renreaentlne- 'h
Farmers' Educational and Co-operative I
aocjety; ur. v. X uaker. of New York:
Dr. T. W. Salmon, of New York, and
Mrs. Julia Roth, of Toledo, an officer
of the National council of 'the Daugh-
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BITTER FIH TO
Progressives Determined to
Oust Reactionaries From
Places of Power.
MARTIN AND SIMMONS
MARKED FOR SLAUGHTER
Reorganization of Committees
Is Planned in Manner to
End Seniority Rule.
B7 JOHN SNURE.
Raising the slogan, "The hand of
Aldrlch must not Te allowed to rest
on the Democratic side of the Sen
ate," the progressive Democratic
Senators have renewed their effort
to force such reorganization ot the
upper house as will' strip the con
servatives and reactionaries of au
thority. For a few weeks there has been an
armistice in this struggle. The coun
sels of those who Insisted there
should be harmony among the Demo
cratic Senators, lest Democratic con
trol be jeopardized, seemed likely to
prevail. Now, the armistice is off
and the war has begun again in
more deadly earnestness than ever.
Seek to Oust Old Leaders.
The plan now Is not simply to or
ganise the committees so they will
have a progressive trend, but to go
out after the scalps of two ot the
conservative chieftains. Senator Mar
tin of Virginia. Democratic leader.
andt Senator .Simmons of North Caro-'
Una, chairman of the Finance Com
mittee. Conferences are being held
among the -progressive "-Democrats
daily in pursuance of this plan.
These conferences take the shape ot
informal powwows lo the cloakrooms
and In various Senate offices. "Wher
ever two progressive Democrats as
semble they take up the subject.
If the plan of the progressive Dem
ocrats goes through, the leader of
the Senate Democrats next session is
likely to be one of three men. Sen
ator Hoke Smith of Georgia, Senator
Gore ot Oklahoma, or Senator John
W. Kern of Indiana. However, other
progressive Democrats are being
considered for the place, and the
availability of various men is being
Instead of Senator Simmons, for
chairman of the Finance Committee.
Senator John Sharp Williams will be
the proliable oelectlon if the pro
gressive Democrats win.
To Shake OS Aldrichisxn.
A plan is to be followed which will
distribute the positions on commit
ters equitably among tl.e Democrats
of the Senate. One man. In theory
at least. Is to have no mpre commit
tee power than another.
Not loig ago It was given out. chiefly
from conservative Democrats, that
Woodrow Wilson had sat down hard on
the plans of eager progressive Democrats
In the Senate to fo;ve a reorganization that
would dethrone men like Martin and
Simmons. It na reported that Wilson
feared a fight would be started that
would make it impossible for the Demo
crats to keep control of the Senate.
Just how far Mr. "Wilson went In this
respect lg not clear, but It Is known that
a number of the progressive leaders
among the Senate Democrats have no
sympathy with the notion that harmony
must be preserved at the expense of
making the new organization genuinely
liberal, progressive or radical, as one
mar choose to denominate it.
The progresslvea maintain that It was
through the bi-partisan Influence of
Aldrlch that a number of the old-time
Democrats In the Senate were pushed
to the front on committees. The suy
tbev are going to shake off the last
vestige of Aldrlchlsm.
Committees In Five Classes.
The nlan of the progressive Dcmo-
crats. as it is roughly outlined. Is to
elect a chairman, vice chairman, and
secretary of the Committee on Com
mittees. They are to choose, subject to
caucus approval, six others, making a
committee of nine. The Committee on
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Veteran Senator From Illinois
: Confined to His Home With
Friends of Senator Shelby M. Cullom
of Illinois, oldest member of the upper
chamber In point of years, as well as
of serice, are worried over reports of
illness that come, from his residence.
Senator Cullom left the Senate yes
terday afternoon with a severe cold,
but his Illness today Is said not to have
taken any turn for the worse.
The Senator, besides being more than
eighty years of age, a In delicate phys
ical condition, however, and complica
tions may come ut any moment. Dr.
Z. T. Sowers Is attending him. -
afe5feiagftfr Jfc fcyvftA
Millionaire, on Stand, Sticks to
His Story of Mysterious As
sailant. COOL AND COLLECTED
Courtroom Is Packed to Ca
pacity as Clubman De
scribes Attack at Home.
AIKEN, S. C...Feb. 6. Holding to
the story 'of a mysterious man who
struck down his wife and slashed
her throat, Frederick O. Beach, New
York millionaire, today personally
presented his defense to the jury
which is trying him., for the alleged
Beach was the first witness called
by the defense today. He was ap
parently cool and collected and an
swered questions of Attorney Byrnes
slowly and deliberately.
Court Is Delayed.
Court was delayed In opening today.
and It was not until nearly 10 o'clock
that Attorney Henderson, for the de
fense, called Beach to the stand. He
and Mrs. Beach had been on hand
nearly half an hour. The defendant
wore a new dark green suit today, and
took the oath with composure.
The court room was -literally packed
to capacity. Scores stood for an hour
or more in the halls waiting admittance.
Beach gave his age as fifty-seven, and
said he regarded Aiken as his home.
.Going over the ..incidents on the night
of February 28. the. witness said he. Mrs.
Beach', and-. Miss Marlon Holllns, who
was visiting them, were alone at home
that night Miss Holllns, he testified,
retired about 9 o'clock. Soon afterward.
while he and his wife were In the sit'
ting room, he reading a newspaper, they
heard a scream. Beach explained that
they paid no attention to It, thinking
possibly that It was a negroes' quarrel.
Then there came a second scream.
They did not give the matter much
Mrs. Beach Left House.
A few minutes later Mrs. Beach, the
husband related, got up to put her dogs
out of the house. Followed by two ani
mals, she stepped out in the yard, clos
ing the dood behind her.
"Not more than a minute and three
quarters to two minutes later," said the
witness, "I heard her scream. I Jump
ed up and ran out the front door to
the steps. I saw Mrs. Beach standing
at a corner of the porch. A dark fig
ure darted between us and ran out of
the front gate as I ran toward my wife.
I implored her to tell me what had
happened und she cried: 'Oh, he's done
something dreadful to me'
"I carried her Into the house; rushed
upstairs, got my revolver, came down
and ran out toward the Aiken Club.
When I got back to the house after a
I short while, I knocked on the door.
saving 'This is I Beach let mo In.'
Miss Holllns opened the door for me."
Beach described how a moment later
he hurried out of the house, met Dr.
Wyman and his son. escorted them
back Into the house, and then ran
out and over to the Aiken Club, where
he telephoned for Dr. Hall.
CUTTER STANDS BY
The Anne Arundel Reported as
Not in Serious Position in
The revenue cutter Apache Is stand
ing by th steamer Annie Arundel,
which went aground last night In
Chesapeake bay, ntar the aPtuxeht
rler. The Annie Arundel Is u passen
ger steamer operating between Balti
more and Norfolk. She Is reported not
In a serious position.
The revenue cutter Seminole, which
for the past week has been searching
for tho schooner Blackburn, off Capo
Ilatteras, In reported having found no
iraco or tne vessel and Is now headed
for Norfolk to replenish Its coal bunk
ers Suicide Tells of Act
At Birthday Party
CHICAGO. Feb. C. Guests at the
birthday party of Alleen DIehl, seven
tien, were making morry today, when
hor uncle. Conrad DIehl, llfty-three,
walked Into the room and held up his
"Attention!" ho exclaimed. "I have
Just swallowed tome carbolic acid. I
Thinking it was part of the enter
tainment the young people touched
when h fell writhing to the floor. DIehl
died, on the way to tb hospital. "
Society Leader Escapes Fine
.on Appearance in Police
SPECIMENS OF TREE
SHOWN AS EVIDENCE
Judge Pugh Attacks District
Officials for Causing "Sec
ond Hearing" of Case.
Decrying what he termed the un
fairness of making Mrs. John B. Hen
derson, wife of former Senator Hen
derson, and wealthy owner of the
famous "Henderson Castle," stand
two trials within, a week for cutting
down a tree without a permit. Judge
James J3.. Pugh, in the District
branch of the Police Court, today
criticised by inference the authori
ties responsible for the society wo
man's second appearance in court
J and refused to fine her for the of
fense. Mrs. Henderson's personal
bond was taken.
The wealthy defendant pleaded
"guilty" to the charge.
Part of Tree In Court.
Bailiffs and other court employes were
kepfbusy during "the trial of the case
keeping back persons in the court room
who sought souvenirs of the tree, a
great part of which was brought Into
the court room to exhibit In an attempt
to prove- the veracity of Mrs. 'Hen
derson, ytho has declared all
along that, the tree was dead.'
Branch 'and root . of the" svc&more.
the cultl3r -oOhlca iias xtmsial.thc
"woodman" country-wide notoriety.
were piled in front of the court bench
and littered most of the furniture within
the court room railing.
"It seems unfair to bring you here a
second time for this offense," said the
court. 'When this incident was heard
several days ago I took Into considera
tion that the two employes who were
tried and convicted of cutting down this
tree without a permit were merely this
defendant's Instruments. I fined them
accordingly S each.
She Paid Two Fines.
"I know that Mrs. Henderson- paid
that line. Surely ISO Is enough pay fqr a
tree which If not entirely dead was
surely not in the best of health, ac
cording to the testimony of witnesses.
Since this Is practically the second time
that she Is arraigned on this charge I
cannot with Justice fine her."
Then turning to the clerk of court the
Judge ordered: "Take this lady's per
Mrs. Henderson seemed to be very
pleased with the court's decision, but
was very anxious that she be vl nil I cat
of what she termed "selfishness" for
cutting down the tree. Sh declare
that she has been persecuted" by cer
tain District officials in connection with
tho tree incident.
Blames Corporation Couniel
Corporation Counsel E. H. Thomas
was specifically referred to by Mrs.
Henderson and was accused of having
retarded In more ways than ono the
Meautlflcatlon of Sixteenth street north
west As soon as she had answered guilty
to the charge of razing the sycamore
without a permit, Mrs. Henderson with
out fuither hesitancy began to explain
to tho court her reasons for wanting to
"I am painted In this city and
throughout the country as a selfish
woman," sho declared. "On the con
trary I did a public, service. I cut down
a rotten tree which Jeopardized the life
and limbs of pedestrians. I did some
thin? that the local government should
hav done "
Judge Pugh explained that It was not
within his Jurisdiction to try Mrs. Hen
derson on the question of her right to
cut down tho tree on account of It be
ing dcud and dangerous. Ho suld that
he wns trjliiK her for cutting down tfie
sycamore without a permit from the
proper authorities. whether It was
dead, dying or alive, the court explain
ed, did nut enter Into the case.
Fuller On Stand.
I.uthcr Fuller, a neighbor of Mrs.
Henderson, wus the first witness to
testify. While exhibiting certain speci
mens of the sycamore, which has caused
all the trouble, Mr .Fuller scathingly
criticised the arraignment of Mrs. Hen
derson for cutting down the tree. He
provoked much laughter in the court
room by declaring that the District
made money easily when it fined "good
citizens" WO for doing a public service
and cutting down a tree that was dan
gerous to life and lim.b.
Miss Irene Wight was the second wit
ness for the defendant and testified that
she had at wera' times seen doid
branches full from the tree und thought
that tho sycamore should hne been' re
moved long ugo by th cDlstrict au
thorities. T. Fletcher DenrlB was the third wit
ness for Mrs. Hendersun and corrobor
ated the defendant's contention that the
tree was dead. Assistant Corporation
Counsel Williams for the District ex
plained that Superintendent of Trees
and Parking Lanham had made an ex
amination of the tree find found that It
"was not entirely dead, but had some
life." After a lengthy argument pro
and con regarding the life and death of
trees the court called a halt and an
nounced 'its decision. 1
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BY PEARY'S ILLNESS
Reported Explorer Was Operat
ed Upon for Appendicitis,
But His Wife Denies This.
The condition of Rear Admiral Robert
E. Peary, who was operated on at his
apartment In tho Burlington by Dr.
James F. Mtchell, Is causing anxiety to
friends of the family. These Intimate
friends of Admiral Peary assert that 1
the operation, which was performed
yesterday, was for appendicitis. Mrs.
Pear'. In a statement today, denies
that It was for appendicitis, but de
clined to state what the nature of the
At the office of the operating surgeon
this afternoon an evasive statement was
made. Dr. Mitchell himself has made
. . I
. . ut rt . nnn A, fc a. ... .1 a nAtllaw. rV tha
Conflicting reports about the serious
ness of the operation were followed by
the conflict as to the condition of the
patient. It was stated at the Burling
ton that the conqueror of tho North
Polo was it" -r
but this was denied from other sources,
which sold his condition Is grava,
1 . ...
exaggeiatuu. .u .j kkiri-,
edged by her thai tlu- upoiatlou was J
periormeu ana mat ner uisunguisnea
uuDuauu ib vuuiiiicru lu jmb iiuuiit
Dr. Mitchell, who operated on Ad
miral Peary, is one of the best known
RUrgeons In Washington. He Is the at
tending surgeon upon Miss Martha
Bowers, the society girl who was In
jured In a runaway while out riding
with Miss Helen Taft.
Mrs. 1'eaiy's sftatemenl Odny about
tho operation and the condition nf
hor .husband Is as follows-
"It Is true that a minor operation has
been performed, but Admiral Peary is
not critically 111, and Is doing nicely to
dii). There Is no truth In the report
that he has appendicitis, nor was the
operation for an) stomach trqublc. I
do not know whore such an alarming
rumor could have started. We do not
care to discuss the nature of tlit opera
tion except to say that it wus of rather
trivial character and that wo do not
tigard Admiral Penry's condition as
SET FOR TOMORROW
Pujo and Untermyer Will Ex
amine Oil Magnate on Pri
vate Island in Georgia.
William Rockefeller. Standard Oil
magnate, will be subjected to a quiz
by Chairman Pujo and counsel Unter
myer of the Money Trust committee
at Jekyl Island, near Brunswick. On.,
Newspaper men probably will be
barred from tho examination,
Island li private propcrtj.
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45,000 TO RETREAT
Seize Four Towns as Turkish
Forces Flee in Great Dis
order. SOFIA, Feb. . The -Bulgarians to
day occupied the villages of Mereste.
Bulair. Charkeui,. and Kavak. and the
entire Turkish army In the peninsula.
45,000 men, was said to be retreating In
great disorder toward the Marmora
coast, where there are Ottoman fortifi
cations. A statement was given out that re
ports from the front today said that the
Bulgarian operations In" the peninsula of
Gallipcll were succeeding even beyond
the hopes of General Savotf and other
CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 6.-A dis
patch received here today said that
30,000 Albanians were advancing on the
town of Uskub, which has been held by
the Servians since shortly after tho be
ginning of the war. Uskub Is 100 miles
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the London Standard was authority for
me story that the Turkish army In
Monastlr, which never had been pre
cisely accounted for since the signing
of the armistice agreement, was still
there and carrying on an active and
successful campaign In which the town
of Korltza was captured.
PARCEL POST CARS
Two of Five Automobiles Will
Then Await Approval of
Two of the fle new parcel post au
tomoblles contracted for by the wash'
ington poatofflce. will bo delivered j
juunuuy. ii mey meci with the ap
pro al of Postmaster General Hitchcock
and Postmaster Merritt they will be
Immediately placed In service on the
parcel post 'routes.
Postmaster General Hitchcock Is In
terested In their design and efficiency,
because U Is probable that these cars
will be used as a model for all parcel
post machines through the United
States. In accordance with strict In
structions from the Postmaster General,
they will be painted a brilliant red.
The top and body of the machines are
of the general closed mall wagon type,
with screened sides. They are hung
low on the chassis, so as tr he hnrtv
for uso In the collection and delivery
oi sjnau parcels.
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BATHE 10 SADDLE
OLD DEBT ON DISTR1
District Chairman Renews Fight on Expenditures
and Insists That Residents of Washington
. Bear Expense of Interest on Bonded In
debtedness and Sinking Fund.
WANTS BATHING BEACH TO BE
PAID FROU REVENUES OF DISTRICT
Further wrangling over the half and-half principle oc-
curred in the House today when consideration of the Dis
trist appropriation bill was resumed, and Congressman Ben
Johnson offered the expected but perfunctory amendment
saddling upon the District the entire payment for interest
and sinking fund on the funded debt.
The House two days ago decreed that the Federal Gov
ernment should not pay its 50 per cent of the $975,000
appropriated for the interest Mr. Johnson's amendment
OPEN I SYSTE1
Health Dipartmtttf Rtperts
Beneficial Results in Thoce
In accordance with recommenatlona
of Health Officer VT. C. 'Woodward and.
Dr. William M. Davidson, Superinten
dent of Schools, the system of open-air
schools In the District probably will
be extended In view of the beneficial re
sults shown to have been obtained by
pupils of the '"fresh air classes" at the
Blake and Stevens Schools.
For several months Dr. Arthur I.
Murray, of the Health Department, has
kept a record of the weight, height, and
general health conditions of the pupils
in the open-air schools. For purposes
of comparison a similar record was
kept of the conditions of pup'ls In one
of the ordinary grades, where the win
dows are kept closed, the result being
decidedly In favor of the fresh air treat
ment. The flrst examination of pupils of tha
fresh air class of the Stevens school
was made November 7 and 8. A second
examination was made January 'Ji,
which showed a gain In weight among
all but two of the pupils, and these
two. although not gaining, did not lose.
The average gain in weight per pupil
was 1.84 pounds.
The children of the fresh air class
of the Blake School were examined
November 4 and 5. and again Janu
ary 20 and 21. It was found that
twenty-sevon pupils out of thirty
had gained in weight. The average
was 3.25 pounds. The children In
the school In which the windows
were closed gained 2.43 pounds In
the same length of time.
In his report of his examinations,
made public today. Dr. Murrav says:
"In abearance the Improvement is
much more noticeable than is shown by
the actual physical examination. The
faces of the children appear fuller: sev
eral who at the flrst examination ex
hibited systems of anemia now appear
normal and. taken as a whole, their
countenances reflect more cheerfulness
and will-being than when I flrst saw
them. I have been Informed also by
their teachers that mentally they have
advanced much more rapidly than tho
Convention of Tailors
Coming to Washington
The International Tailors' Association,
meeting today In convention at Phila
delphia, decided to hold the next an
nual convention in Washington. This
decision was reached because of the
location of the city and the fact that
many Washington tailors are taking
leadership in the organization.
A large delegation of the local tailors
attended the convention, and several
obtained places of honor on the direc
torate and oniciai ooaru or me asso
ciation. Claims for $71,000 Are
Filed Agaftist Mexico
Claims for JT1.C00 flled by Americans
Injured ut X-l Paso and Nogaie. by
stray Mexican bullets tired across the
national boundary, urged by Senator
Smith of Arizona, were yesterday re
ferred bv the Senate to the Mexican
government us a national demand, on
recommendation of the Committee on
Senator Smith protested that there
was no chance of collection from the
Madero government, und asked that the
United States pay theorcialm and then
proceed to collect from Mexico for It
self. Setfator Root declared his plan
"enunciated the doctrine' of American
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PBICE ONE CENT
today, acUon upon whtek was post
poned, was the laatlatep la pablag.
entire responsibility- upon the Dis
trict as far as tea Howe- !-.
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fea-secevfer6 adjeamaeat tedax.
Congressman. Jonason also offered an
amendment which, ta still under debate
at this hour, proifcKng that the ex
Pesses; of the bathing' beach shaC he
paid entirely from District revese.
The entire Item went, out last week a
Johnson's point ot order, but he move
to re-Insert it today with the proviso
that the District should raalntaJa the
beach without aid ot the. Federal serv
Congressman Burke of Pennsylvania,
moved o restore the item In its origuwl
form, and the vnn?lit nvw ife half!.
ard-half plan was resumed.
War Over Bridge.
When consideration of the Dtstriet
bill was resumedw, Congressman Burle
son, in charge of. the measure, offered
an amendment providing that the Dis
trict should pay U814 out of Its owa
revenues for approoaches to the new
bridge across Rock Creek park on the
line of Pennsylvania avenue. This
amendment was made necessary be
cause Mr. Johnson knocked the Item
ouf of the bill several days ago, object
ing to the Federal Treasury's contribut
ing anything to the .project.
Congressman Mann Immediately ob
jected today to the Burleson amend
"I am not willing to stand by any
attempt to put on" the "District of Co
lumbia the entire cost of anything la
this bill and I make a point, of order
against the amendment."
Mr Burleson said the bridge was
necessary and ought to be authorize,
and Mr. Mann replied:
"Admitting that. It is important
that the Government keep 1U prom
ises to the District regarding- the
half-and-half principle. I think It i
necessary that the Government main
tain that principle here, for without
the Govcnment aid thU city would
not be respectable ta live In, and we
must stick to the half-and-balf
Mr. Mann's oolnt of order vras sus
tained, and the Senate probably will
rcse this appropriation in Its orig
Congressman Johnson "knocked jout."
on a point of order. $500 Increase for the
Assessor as chairman oi the Excise
Dyer offered an amend
ment putting- the Tuberculosis Hospital
under the control of the Health De
partment, but It went out on a point
of order made by Mr. Burleson.
Bryce Is Appointed
Member Hague Court
LONDON, Feb. 6.-James Bryce. Brit
ish ambassador at Washington, has
been appointed a British member of
the permanent court of arbitration at
The Hague. Sir Cecil Spring-Rice Is
to succeed Ambassador Bryce In the
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at noon.
War renewed between Democratic fac
tions over organization.
Republicans caucus and decide to go
ahead with fight for confirmations,
also to appoint legislative committee.
Executive session forced once more by
Senator Brady of Idaho swom In.
Senator Galllnger Introduces bill re
lating to private education In the Dis
The House met at noon.
Consideration of the District bill was
The- :Labor Committee held a hearing
on the eight-hour bill affecting wors
es workers la the-.DUtrict.
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