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JjeO PART ONE
NUMRKR 154. 1 KILJi. I "kH MONTH 40 CKN TS
Taft to Be Inaugurated President of the United States Today
RECALL WILL BE
ALL INDICATIONS POINT TO
POSTAL CARD TEST PRODUCES
Campaign Committee Inundated by
Volunteers Eager to Get Out Vote
That Shall Prove
A DISCUSSION of both sides of the
recall question will be held to
night, at Masonic hall, Thirty
third and Main streets. Marshall Stlm-j
son will speak for the recall, and T^ D.
Knolls will argue I" favor of Mayor
Harper. The meeting will be held
under the auspices of the City Charter
league, and will not be conducted on
An enthusiastic Alexander mooting
was held last night at 3121 Vermont
avenue, and aa a result a strong Alex
ander club will be organized In that|
section of the Fifth ward, taking iu|
live precinct.". The club will hold a I
meeting ut the USM place Saturday
evening, for whi< h speakers will be
••cured. Last night's meeting de-1
veloped a strong sentiment tor the re-1
call of Harper.
Meetings are planned In all sections
of Los Angeles from now on, and many [
citizens voluntarily have taken up the,
work of securing halls and getting out I
audiences. A feature of the mov. -
ment la the earnest support offered to
the campaign committee by, men who
wish to see a thoroughly decisive vote
registered. The campaign headquar- j
ters, which now take up the greater
part of the fourth tjpor of the Equitable
Savings Bank building, are the scene
of effective activity from 8 o'clock In
the morning until 1" o'clock ut night.
Reply postal curds are being sent tnl
every voter In Los Angeles who did not
sign the recall petition, asking his at
titude on the recall of Mayor Harper.)
The work Is being done by the Munici
pal leagues recall campaign committee.
ami the tiist returns were received In
yesterday afternoon's mall, showing the
following sentiment among 255 replies
lor Ataaawte* *??l
I'or Hurpe r *
The cards jire sent to all voters
whose names appear on the groat reg
ister In every precinct In l,os Angeles
except tluißo who signed the recall pe
tition. They are marked "O. K. P.' on
the precinct sheets, and no postals are
addressed t" them. In consequence the
expressions considered the most favor- j
able are not received by the campaign
committee, and the names of the 11.000 j
voters who asked the invoking of the
recall by signing the petition should be
added to the number standing for the
•lection of George Alexander.
Returns from this canvass by mall
form in fact a postal card vote and
i.lake by fur the nearest Indicative
"straw vote" that ha« been taken. The ,
office force at the campaign headquar
ters expects to have the last of the re
ply postal cards mailed by tomorrow
evening, when all of the 60,000 issued
by the committee will have been placed
in the postofflce.
Many of the voters returning the pos
tals take occasion to express their
opinions on one side or the other. Many
who take the pro-Harper side use the
Chowder house motto, '.'Mayor Harper
is good nnough for us." Others state
that they supported Harper and helped
elect him once, but now expect to vote
for Alexander. "I voted for A. C. Har
per two years ago, but he has betrayed
the trust placed In him," said one etec
tor, "and I will now do all In my pow
er to defeat him."
Other views expressed on the return
cards, among the many so far received,
are as follows:
"The bent advertising this city can
get Is to make a sure thing of shelving
poor officials soon, as they will not pre
vent or reform blunders."
"I think Mayo>- Harper should have
been recalled more than a year ago.
There were reasons enough then."
"I am no angel myself, but I will vote
"Nothing short of death will keep me
from voting for Alexander."
"I was not in favor of the recall, but
I shall vote for Alexander."
Recall the True Issue
Guy Eddie was the speaker :it :i
meeting at Masonic hall in Garvanza
last night initiated by the citizens of
Precinct 1. Mr. Eddie emphasized the
fact that the recall Is the real issue of
the campaign, not Harper or Alexan
"The recall must not be forgotten
amid the noise and clamor raised about
candidates," he said. "A candidate
was, of course, needed In this move
mfcnt, and Mr. Alexander was nomi
nated as that candidate, bo that the
recall could go on unimpeded. The
campaign, however, isn't being con
ducted for Mr. Alexander, but it Is
being assisted by him.
"It too often occurs that men get
confused with principles and stand
forth as the real Issue. There is an
attempt to bring about such a state
In this campaign, to make the tight
Alexander on the one side and Harper
on the other, a struggle between two
men. Such Is not the case.
"The recall is a principle. It Is one
of paramount Importance to good gov
ernment. It Is an insurmountable bar
rier tc the encroachment of plutocratic
tendency in our government, on the
fundamental principle of government
by the people and for the people. Along
with the movement toward centraliza
tion and magnitude In our economic
institutions, vhieli has placed tho eco
nomic power of our land in the hands
of a small number of men, maklni
them veritable giants in strength, there
has developed a corresponding central
ization In the political organization,
placing the political power of our coun
try and Us various units In the hanils
of a few Individuals.
"The result of this double movement
has been the natural one, namely, a
union between the two, made very sim
ple because of the facility with which
small bodies of men can deal with each
oilier and K«t Into agreement A sin
ister coalition tills hiis been, tOO, em
lihuslzliif the imiHt intense gelflshnesji
(Continued on r»it« SU)
LOS ANGELES HERALD
ILL IN HOSPITAL
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MRS. BOOTH YET ILL
BUT OUT OF DANGER
Condition Recently Critical, Noted Re.
ligious Worker Passes Safely
Through Operation for
NEW YORK, March 3.—Mrs. Balling
ton Booth, leader of the Volunteers of
America, and for many years Identified
with rescue work and charitable enter
prises, Is on the road to recovery after
several weeks' illness following: an op
eration for appendicitis performed herj
some time ago.
Following the operation Mrs. Booth
became very low, and It was at first
feared she would not live to carry on
tho good work which has occupied
practically all of her life.
For'several years she has been In
bad health and has on numerous occa
sions been stricken with sudden illness
while conducting meetings In various
parts of the country.
Mrs. Booth became identified with
charitable work many years ago. She
first worked among tliq "nlums," where
who did much to reHeve the wretched
conditions of residents in this quarter
of the metropolis.
She began systematizing her work
and finally wont to the front of the
ranks of the Volunteers of America.
Shn has many followers all over the
THE NEWS SUMMARY
FORECAST 1;. .
. For Los Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy i Thursday, . Possibly , ': light
showers; light [ north wind, changing
to moderate south. Maximum temper,
ature yesterday 64 degrees; minimum,
53 degrees. ■- J-'.'-r'i'
Postal card vote shows Alexander overwhelm
ingly In lead over Harper. .
Five new . complaints Issued . against brokers
now In Jail In charge of swindling Poundstone
and others. _ • .
'Felix Loewensteln set free, Justice having
exceeded his Jurisdiction. -' TtnrfrU 'I if IJHUI.W I
Appropriation of »100.000 necessary If national
guard In to have home. • -■ ■',--:■ t •-.,._
Baldwin * leaves widow only .'mull share of
Japanese Invest their money freely with
broker on promise of enormous returns.-'
Councilman • Uromgold discovers that city
owns large strip of Arroyo Seco land. .
Sale of Maglnnla residence! testifies to Im
mense rise In value of real estate.
• Mexican liberals taken' suddenly to Arizona
under heavy guard. , -
-. College men complete final organization at
smoker, electing officers. .
Autolst runs over boy, gives him quarter, and
escaped unidentified. :
Miner makes desperate attempt at' tsiuclde,
throwing himself In front of approaching en
gine. • ': ■ ■ ■ ' ■ - . . \- '
Miller Brewing company cli.lni against pro
prietor of- Heidelberg cafe protested."
' '", COAST ■',-. '.'■ '/ ■ ■-'
Four miners killed in explosion at Buttc,
• Rare delicacies served at oriental banquet in
San. Francisco. ;< ,">■■'
Three men killed In dynamite explosion in
British Columbia. -' '
I'hyslelan 'confirms story of plot against Ne.
vtidnn ■ in San Francisco..■'; ■
STATK I,KC.ISLATIKE ,
.- Senator Boynton offers amendment. to deduct
franchise price -from street, railway .taxes. •■■
i Half million appropriation for .San Francisco
trades school. > .•■* >
:i Drastio ■ " anti-Japanese ' and . antl-gambllng
mtasures det\ at >d in" assembly. ~ - .', ';.";'•"-'-'
Attempt to revive Japanese school segregation
falls, 1;: -'- • ■ .■!•■■. -.'.rf*■*■*>.'frTpiliinfrsfnxt
r, Walter I^eeds gets reconsideration of change
of venue vote. •' M r ■
: Islals creek 11,000,000 appropriation to be con
sidered today. .; .'.■;.' • ■■■', ■■•:*: •■ .. Jjjftt
. ; kastki:n
Washington In gala . attire j for Inauguration
ceremonies. ' E^hJ^ftW<Mgtf**>gM«y-gWUE<
1 Senate honor* Vice President Fairbanks with
costly.gift. -.. -"; ■■■ :;■ y: './•;•■.'
»?Negroes give Foiaker cup. . •
. Minister tto Itoni'- rantgiu amli»9sadorshlp,
-. Senator * Stephenson's secretary In court at
Madison, i ■ .' .•»." ■.'.'••• '■, .!■;.=. :..
t House committee urges laws Kovernlrv* secret
service.; ■ ; ,:■'.:■" ■- '.. '.''■■ "■ . • '"'*« ■: •'
--; i Arkansas swindlers Indicted -on larceny
charge. ' .- ■ ■ . ■ ' ".
4 Congress busy ' straightening out'tangles on
last 5 day; of : session. ■ !".•'.. .
; Indiana senator reviews congressional appro
priations '"■ .. •-:..,'•■' ... i ' ■■,' ..
■■- New federal code becomes law by action 'of
both. houses. '.■ \ *S^^^3
ift'r- ;■ roiiEiux \ r.'>.
Servian , king wltlulraws ' claim.' . ai.-alu it
> Berlin i vi.-ttiii ,by 4*« ij, blizzard, causing
great.- Jomt <-t^^i''!•■»•.. ■
•' Street car sink.- ties up traffic In Manila.;
. ""lancse much Interested'ln Innugu'atlon of
T»ft ;.-;■■,: :.- .; .. ,;'■ v, .. ' . :..j: -.;,«■:.
THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 4, 1900.
ANTI-SLOT MACHINE MEASURE
FOES OF ORIENTALS TRY AGAIN
TO GET EXCLUSION
Violent Attempts Made to Bar Japan.
ese from School!— Amendment to
Constitution Favored by
[Special to The Herald.l
ACRAMJSNTO, March The dras-
V tie slot machine bill introduced by
r~M Baxter of Yosemlte valley and sev
eral similarly stringent measures were
adversely reported to the assembly tills
morning by , the committee on \ public
morals. . The latter body believed | the
slot measure, in particular, too severe.
It prohibits any person having in his
possession any automatic slot machine,
making the penalty for violation a flue
of $100 to $200 or Imprisonment for sixty
to ninety days. •'.
•SIUU to WOu or Imprisonment for sixty
Another violent attempt was made
by the anti-Japanese element in the as
sembly to exclude .Japanese from the
public schools. An unimportant school
bill by Sackett of Ventura was called
up for final passage when ; Polsley !of
lied Blurt offered an . amendment bar
ring not .only Chinese and Japanese,
but all Asiatics.; The amendment was
quickly voted down.
The assembly committee on constitu
tional amendments went on record to
day as favoring a convention to amend
the state constitution. A bill drawn by
John W. constitution. A bill drawn by
W. Preston, Democrat of Ukiali,
and Nathan C. Coghlan, Itepublican-
Unlbn Labor of San Francisco, was rec
ommended for adoption ;by the house.
The measure will receive considerable
support in the senate if it ever reaches
,W, .; Fight Over Leeds Bill
I There was another hard fight over the
bill introduced by Walter Leeds of Los
Angeles, confining the jurisdiction of
Justices of the peace to their own town
ships., This is an amendment to the
code which permits a Justice of or.v
township to try a case justice one
nship to try a case originating in
another section of the county and under
which the county attorney of Los An
geles has been securing. many convic
tions of persons accunsed of operating
"blind pigs." ;■'.' ;< '..'■ ', ■> S /
■'■■ The debate was upon a motion of Mr.
Leads to reconsider • the vote by which
the bill .was refused passage yesterday,
and'the Los Angeles assemblyman suc
ceeded In getting the matter reconsid
ered after a call of the house-and a
close vote. '■' But fearing to trust It to a
vote of the house on final passage with
,so ■ many members absent, Mr. • Leeds
asked that it be put over as unfinished
business. •.- ■■'.:■•». f'< >•,»■'; --- j'V ■;■' '• ■■
'1 The constitutional amendment of Mr.
Polsley, providing for a split session of
the legislature, was, defeated. „ ~ ;...:. ■
I Governor : Glllett . was surprised: to
learn this morning of the narrow escape
from emasculation of his state highway
bill which calls for an $18,000,000 bond
issue. The . bill was passed without
amendment. by '. the senate, although
Senator Caminettl of 'Amador. had suc
ceeded in having the measure ■ almost
killed before the maneuver was exposed.
Senate Undoes Work ' *
The senator offered and the senate
adopted an amendment making it man
datory to connect all county seats with
the main highway. ■
Then Senator Martinelli realized what
had -been done,, moved at once to re
consider, > explaining why, ' and the
senate hastily undid Its work. ,".;'?.!
Senator .. Wolfe Introduced today I a
joint resolution providing that the
legislature • adjourn sine die on March
13. The resolution was referred to the
committee on finance..
i SenatoV ' Stetson's constitutional
amendment,' giving Oakland,' Berkeley,
Frultvale, Alameda, Emeryville and
Piedmont the right to consolidate was
rejected by a vote of 17 to 21. Senators
Stetson, Leavltt and Hurd | made the
principal speeches for ,the. measure
while Senators. Strobridge* and Lewis
offered the most strenuous objections.
By a vote of 23 to 15 the bill by Sen
ator Holchan of .Watsonville,. removing
the party circle from the ballot, was
passed by the senate. ,
• An attempt by- Senator Curtln to
withdraw the -senate constitutional
amendment drawn by a commission apt,
pointed by the legislature of 1905 to pro
vide for the separation of ; state from
county and municipal taxes, followed a
four-hour debate during which amend
ments were offered and adopted which,
in- the opinion of its sponsor, - prac
tically destroyed the effectiveness of the
measure. ';•■•. '.\
I Ten Amendmenuts ' Adopted ■ ;_,
Ten amendments of minor importance
not; affecting its, vitality were adopted,
but a fierce struggle developed over the
eleventh, which sought to Increase the
bank'tax from| six-tenths, as embodied
In the document, to three-fourths of 1
per cent, as advocated by the minority
of the commission represented by Sen
ator Curtin. . " ..
Senator Willis of Santa Barbara led
the fight against . this. Increase,, declar
ing that If adopted it would line up all
the inkers In ? the • state against the
proposition when; it was. submitted to
a ■ vote *. of the people. ,' Three-fourths
proposition" was > voted down after two
c tils of the senate. .: C' 1 ..":■ .
Senator Curtis then offered an amend
ment' increasing the number jof • votes
by which the measure might be adopted
by ! the i ksislature; from ■ two-thirds to
three-fourths. This was carried. :'"!-»■.,
The amendment that caused Curtin to
ask unanimous consent to withdraw the
whole matter and to make a' statement
declaring,that. if his demand, were not
heeded he would fight it not only in the
l'-g'sla tun, | but ■on I the stumn | prior to
■lcqtlon, was offered by Senator Boyn
ton of Oroville. : This provided that the
annual amounts paid to municipalities
by street and interurbin railroads for
franchise ' rights ■ should fbe ■ deducted
from the municipal taxes of those cor
porations. ;•' , . ' . ,
Curtin Fights Desperately
. Senator ; Curtin; fought desperately
aga'nst, this ; movement, h but' received
support on the fkor from none except
Senator ."Burnett.Sof • ■ *•"" Francisco.
Senators cartwrlght, Cutttn and WoiJp
■led licit the proposition to charge street
railways I for j, their franchises i and tax
(Continued on Page Six)
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Till: Illustration* give some idea <>(
the immense throng that gathers to
' listen to the Inaugural address of
the president.- Only senators,. members
of the hou&e of representatives . and
others honored with tickets for the occa
sion are admitted to the east portico of
the capltol during the ceremony and the
president's speech. Every Inch of avail
able space from the steps to the dome of
the big building Is usually occupied. The
space immediately In front of the In
augural atund lls occupied by the. West
Point radelH and the brigade of midship
men | will the ceremony In fin . progress ■
and up to.the time the president/starts
for the White MoiHie fur luncheon." - '
The rennk,t'tvania avenue scene show*
the columns erected ; for the parade to
day.- n ... f/ ■_- ■»• .• . . .-.■.■,: l ■•--. V- ■< .'
If Mr. Tuft has . a sensitive enr for
music, it trill not be Jarred by a constant
repetition of the tune "Hail to the Chief"
lon inauguration > day. • General Bell
grand marshal of the. parade, has given
orders that It shall be played only once,',
and that when Mr. Tnfl appears first for
the Inimgiiral ceremony. ■• • • ' '
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REPORT 1000 LIVES
LOST AT HONGKONG
SHIP BRINGS NEWS OF TERRI
BLE FIRE ON BOAT
Kerosene Lamp Upset and Many Are
Burned to Death on Flower
VICTORIA, B. C March 3.—A terri
ble disaster on the Canton river, in
■\olving the loss of more than 1000 lives,
followed the overturning of a kerosene
lamp in a flower boat while the steamer
Aklma Maru, which reached this port
tonight, was in Hongkong.
The boat burned to the water's edge.
The flames reached to other boats and
permitting no time to escape, owing to
the *4Jfflculty of moving the cumber
some nower boat lying along an un
broken iron line, made fast by chains.
BERLIN VISITED BY FIERCE
BLIZZARD; MANY INJURED
Over Fifteen Thousand Persons. Busy
BKULIN, March 3.—Berlin is in the
grip of a blizzard. Snow' fell heavily
throughout the night, und this morn
ing truffle was aln.ost at a standstill. •
No fewer than tifty persons have been
seriously hurt by falling on the streets,
and a largo number have sustained
slight injuries from the same cause.
Over 15,000 of the employes are to
day engaged in clearing the roadway*.
Umpty trains were run over the elevat
ed railroad all night long in order to
keep the traffic open.
Trains from the suburbs are many
hours late today, and the mail trains
from Russia and eastern provinces are
SAYS IF ROOSEVELT
GOES TO AFRICA HE
WILL SOON PERISH
. IH.BNWOOD SPRINGS,! coin., March
—"If President CoosevolS pflllll In
going to Africa he probably will nut re
turn alive." i " ■ '.''-'
■;.' This \ statement' was ; made.. today by
Juke llonili, the guide who piloted Presi
dent ! Roosevelt on bis Colorado hunting
trip and who was Invited to go to Africa
Borah i says President Kooaevelt has
, malaria; in his system , anil I that lie will
nut | be ; twenty-four I hours In .'Africa. h"
,(fore i licliißi «trliken with ■ the i fever. '
':■-' Borah made known today the fact that
111.- t president wua ',' 111 of ' malaria i' four
ilhts while In rplorado.» •■'"'■"'•' *'■'■■'■''' ■*■'-'
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STREET CARS OF MANILA
TIED UP BY BIG STRIKE
All.Night Meeting Ends In Determl.
nation to Insist on In.
crease in Pay
MANILA, March 4. —The ear men and
other employes on the Manila street
railway system went on a strike this
morning, following- an all-night meet
ing at labor headquarters, to enforce
a Merita pf demands. These Include an
I Increase in pay and a rearrangement
of hours, and were presented to the
A few men returned to work and de
clared that many of the car men did
not approve of the strike, but that the
labor leaders kept the doors of the hall
where the meeting was held locked un
til after the hour this morning when
the men would have reported for work.
The leaders declare they kept the doors
locked in order to prevent spies leaving
Most of the cars are being operated
with nonunion Filipinos and Amer
icans. A strong force of police is
guarding the cars, but there has been
While small crowds gathered at the
| junction points, demonstrations were
k3ll> I* .L-lil V^VjIIXJO. ON TRAINS., 5 , CENTS
SHOT IN THE MOUNTAINS
Former Resident of Kernville Is
Wounded by Unidentified Men
While on an Outing
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., March 3.—
Word was received here tonight of the
mysterious shooting of Albert Chanz, a
well-known citizen of the mountain
country and keeper of a store and post
office in Kelso Valley. He was at
tacked yesterday by unidentified par
The scene of the crime is a remote
one, being forty miles from Kernville.
Dr. Dlckson left last night in response
to a summons to attend the wounded
Chanz was shot both in the neck
and head, and from the meager reports
received it is thought his assailants
were transient men. The doctor drove
all night to reach the scene of the
ChaiU is a well-known young man,
a former resident of Kernville. For
some years he has been engaged In
the merchandise business In Kelso Val
ley, which is many miles remote from
telegraph or telephone communication.
VAST CROWDS EAGER FOR THE
INCLEMENT WEATHER ALONE
MAY MAR CEREMONIES
Unusual Program Prepared — New
Chief Executive to Succeed Roose
velt Takes Oath of Office
• at 1:10 P. M.
[By Associated Press.]
WASHINGTON, March 3.—Weather
conditions will govern the time
consumed by the inaugural cere
If fair, cool and pleasant, the exer
cises on the stand in front of the Capi
tol will be prolonged in order that the
audience attending the proceedings in
the senate chamber may make its way
through the narrow corridors to the
inaugural stand in time to see Mr. Taft
take the oath of office.
in the event of rain, Mr. Taft
immediately take the oath and be
t'rom 9 9o'clock to 9:30 o'clock a. tn.,
cabinet officers, the joint inaugural
committee of the senate and house and
others will assemble at the White
House and at 10 o'clock start for the
Capitol, with the president, president
elect and others.
As there will be veterans in the par
ade, the hour fixed for arriving at the
Capitol has been extended to 10:45.
During the morning hours cong
will have been in session, and it nus
been agreed that senate business shall
conclude at 10:46 a. m., when a recess
will be taken for half an hour.
Those in the Gallery
The families of the president, presi
dent-elect, vice president and vice
president-elect are expected to take
seats in the family gallery at 11 a. m.
At 11:15 the senate will again be called
to order and will be occupied with the
usual exercises, such as the adoption
of resolutions thanking Vice Praaldent
Fairbanks for his fairness, and the ap
pointment of a committee to notlijl
the president that congress is ready u>
This committee will return at 11:50.
Vice President-elect Sherman will
enter the Qh&raber ul the game tinu;
and take his seat at the right side of
Vice President Fairbanks, who will ad
minister the oath of flofflce. Wh'-n bfl
has concluded the adjournment of the
sixtieth congress will be announced at
12 o'clock sharp. Vice President Sher
man will then swear in the new and
At 12:30 the vice president will di
rect the sergeant-af-arms to execute
the order for the inauguration.
Inauguration at 1:10 P. M.
It is expected that Mr. Taft will take
the oath of office at about 1:10 p. m.,
and that his speech will require about
Luncheon will not be served at the
Capitol for the new president, which
has been the custom of the past, and
Mr Taft is expected to start imme
diately at the head of the procession
for the White House.
Mr. Roosevelt will begin his march
for the union station at about the same
Among the many persons received
by President Roosevelt today were the
members of the interstate commerce
commission. Chairman Knapp told the
president that the country was indebt
ed to his persistent efforts and com
manding influence for notable meas
ures of regulation.
In response the president said that
"you have done the work while I have
seemed to get the credit for it. I have,
tried to be a decent president for a
Last White House Dinner
The last Roosevelt dinner in the
White House was served tonight with
fourteen persons present, constituting
members of the families of the retir
ing and incoming presidents. Mr. and
Mrs. Taft were the principal guests.
The most freakish weather in Wash
ington for a number of years developed
during the day. This afternoon, fol
lowing hours of mist and drizzle, the
lowering clouds darkened the city and
lights began gleaming in the down
town district. Soon all the stores and
offices were alight.
Men who have been fifty years at
the White House have no recollection
of scenes such as were witnessed there
today in the closing hours of President
Roosevelt's administration. It was un
precedented in many ways, but chiefly
in the h'.mdreds of persons who called
to exchange farewell words with the
retiring chief executive.
It is estimated that between 10 a. m.
and 12 p. m. he received at least 2500
The president stood the test with
hardihood and joyousness. During all
this time he stopped at intervals to
sign bills or to attach his name to
photographs brought to him.
Last Bills Signed
The president signed the District of
Columbia, the fortifications, the army
and navy appropriation bills. The hit
ter bill contained the provision de* -.
signed to restore the marines to the
ships of the navy, from which they
were taken by order of President
The Brownsville bill, which permits
the discharged negro soldiers of the
Twenty-fifth infantry to re-enlist in
the army upon establishing their in
nocence, has not reached the president,
but he said today that he had decided
to sign it.
Every cabinet officer In the city went
to the White House during the day
with the heads jif bureaus and tho
principals of their departments.
Pennsylvania avenue bore a martial
appearance all day. Troops and organ
izations in mingling colors and be
decked with flags, to the accompani
ment of patriotic aira, marched, and
thousands of spectators tramped the
streets and sidewalks. The new term
inal station was almost a solid Jam.
Tha great concourse there wus rilled
with the nrrivlng hosts and their wel
coming friends. Long lines were formed
at each station gate, and the in-pour
ing army had to run the gantlet in th»
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