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WITH HIS FIE!! Silt President Passes Strenuous Day as Guest of the Country's Second City. MAKES EIGHT SPEECHES IN ALL Talks to Sons of Erin, Newspaper Men, Red Cross Socicty and General Public. i: Taft dubbed the St. Patrick's day lu Chicago an "episode." "There's a lot going on in Washington, so that when I'm called away by a pleasant episode such as this I've not had the time to prepare the address you deserve," said lie when he began his speech 011 con servation in the Auditorium Theater. This is the President's idea of an "episode": His breakfast was scarcely finished when he was whisked away from his private ear and taken to a room in the La Salle il !el, where he made a speech. A few minutes later he made •another—then another—and another— and another—and another-—and anoth er—and another. Eight. Count 'em. An "episode"! What if the President were willing to chalk off what he considers a fair day's work? Would it make a rhino hunt look like a crochet party 011 a rainy Thursday afternoon? Yet when Capt. Archibald Clavering Butt assisted him to the platfor.m of his car at the end of a day of third rail stren uosky the President turned around and smiled. When the President's special stopped at the temporary station 011 the Penn sylvania railroad at. 33d street it had pierced the heart of a solid phalanx of full blooded Gaels, but 011 the outskirts was a thick veneer of cosmopolitan Chicago. There was a delay of a min ute. No President appeared. Then an other minute went by and still another. Photographers clinging to telegraph poles by their left legs shifted to their rights. Then the crowd surged to ward? the rear platform as Mr. Taft made his appearance. The President paused on the step for half a minute while a dozen cameras clicked a stacat to salute. There was a beautiful tangle at tlia start of the parade. Police and recep tion committee found automobiles to right, of them, automobiles to left o£ them, and most of them were volley ing and thundering sufficient to drown out cheers of salutation. Along tho route to the loon district men and •women were lined and in some places school children, but not in great num bers. Occasionally the crowds cheered as the head of the parade drew near, but the cold morning and the heavy fog that hung over the streets seemed to have an effect dampening to enthu siasm. In the down-town district showers of confetti began to fall from tlie windows of the skyscrapers. Bits of gieen paper sprinkled the tile hats. A sackful of confetti fell at. the feet of Capt. Butt in the President's auto mobile and spread chopped paper over tlie party. Long paper ribbons floated from the windows of downtown build ings and men in the parade caught tho ends and carried them along. President Taft reached his room :t the La Salle Motel. It was time to meet the endowment committee of the American lied Cross Society. But he paused. "I must have a shave," he ex plained. Then there was a hunt for a barber. Ten minutes later the President had begun a record breaking series of speeches. He talked to the Red Cross committee briefly and greeted witli much cordiality the officers of the or ganization. Then the Irish Fellowship committee, that stuck to him all day like poor relations to a wealthy cousin, piloted him to the Newspaper Club re ception in the Louis XVI. room. The President's grin lengthened a bit as ho listened to the song of wel come sung by .members of the club. Two hundred members of the Chicago Newspaper Club warbled a song to the tune of "It Was Christmas on the Isl and." When the presidential party drove from the La Salle Hotel to the Auditorium Theater, where the conser vation address was delivered, the chimes in a church steeple south of the loop district were ringing the tune "Wearing of the Green." Tlie speech the President delivered before the members of the engineer ing association in the Congress Hotel was a sort of 100 word dash. He ex plained that press of engagements kept him from saying .more, and hurried off to the Hamilton Club reception. After his address there an attempt was made to give as many visitors as possible an opportunity to shake hands with the president like fans through a turn stile after "play ball" is sounded. After the Hamilton Club reception the Presi dent was taken back to the La Salle Hotel, where he remained until time te start, for his train. SHERIFF FINDS FIVE SLAIN. Bodies off Iftialiand and Wife, Chtls drcn and Friend S111i11. The bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Schultz, Walter Eichmann and two infant chil dren of the Schultzes were found in Houston, Tex., by Sheriff Anderson, who had been called by neighbors. All five had apparently been dead for near ly a week. It is believed they were murdered. No reason for the murda? lias been learned TEE EASTER BONNET. Sing. bo. (hp Easter lo::nct. With a lot of things itpun It .Now and brSsIU And the nvon :i ]-.ura]a Or the malrlens aii arrayed ,. For the si^ht. For swee,t the Easter faces That brighten up the places Where they go With their nodding and their amlllng, And our mannish hearts begul !!n»— As they know. So let's hang the bill for dollars That are stiff enough for collars— Yea. and high— And pray for decent weather For the witching mnlden's feather, So say I. For I love one Easter bonnet, With a lot of things upon It Blight and (jay, For the face that's just below It, And I care not If you know It liight away. AN EASTER REVELATION She was the pretty soprano at the Church on the Hill. He was tho young divinity student who supplied the pulpit in the absence of Dr. Raymond. Towering six feet from the ground, with a physique to match his seventy-two inches, Theo dore Small had been the pride of his college on the football team. Added to this he possessed a face that mer ited the kindly badinage of his friends in calling him "Apollo." By nature frank, cordial and sincere, with tal ents that won admiration wherever he was known, the young tlieologue's fu ture seemed full of promise. Hi3 fellow-students often rallied him on his power over the fair sex, de claring he had but to smile to win the heart of every woman, old or young. But Theodore Small, in spite of his twenty-five years and his association with many women, had never felt his pulse quicken at the sight of one more than another. Many eyes of blue and black and brown were wont to brighten whenever Theodore drew near. But it was a one-sided devotion. Courteous and chivalrous toward all women he had the unconscious power of making each one feel as if it were toward herself alone that these kindly attentions were shown. Tint the first Sunday morning that be supplied tlie pulpit at the Church on the Hill, Theodore was conscious cf a new pleasurable sensation as he walked slowly up the aisle of the al most empty church. The mellow light from the richly colored windows shone in a golden ray across the choir gallery, where tiie singers were rehearsing the hymns for the morning service. The sun beam ended where a young girl stood —a girl with large blue eyes and a wealth of liair that shor.e like gold in the sunshine. The church was echoing with the last strains of the song, and Theodore felt an added interest in his duty as his eyes fell on the fair soprano. The deacon who accompanied him intro duced him to the little group. Hilda Parker was the last to receive the courtly bow from the morning's preach er. K* A few minutes later and the audi torium bad begun to fill. The sermon was one of the young student's best and at the close, as he descended from the pulpit and mingled with the peo ple, he heard many commendatory words. When at last the postlude ceased and the Sunday school service began, he felt a strong sense of an ticipation as he took his place before Dr. Raymond's class—several pews full of bright-faced young men and women. It was a difficult task to take the pastor's place, for Dr. Raymond was the idol of his people, and espe cially were these young people wont to criticise any supply. It was Hilda Parker's little brother Phil who had remarked in a most dis couraged tone one time, "Oh, dear, I don't like these specimens they send us from the Seminary." But Theodore Small was happily un conscious of this feeling. He was con tent that Hilda Parker sat demurely before him, busily conning heT Bible and Blakeslee lesson book. The class was an Interesting one and Theodore enjoyed the half hour better than he dared confess to himself. Five Sundays ere January did he supply the pulpit and in that incred ibly short time he had become remark ably well acquainted with his parish lbners, especially the members of Dr. Raymond's class—and Hilda Parker. Then Dr. Raymond's health broke down, and he was forced to take a much needed rest. Theodore was unan imously asked to fill the pulpit during the pastor's absence. It is needless to •ay that he accepted. Hilda's mother—dear woman that •he was—was blind to any earthly cause of her daughter's new interest In all religious matters. She herself, an earnest worker in the church and the president of the Women's Helping League, thought only of Hilda's spir itual awakening. Theodore found It his duty to call frequently on his people. Mr. Parker, as one of the deacons of the church, and the young minister, often con ferred together. Theodore sought his counsel in many pastoral duties, ex plaining that he wished the work to go on during Dr. Raymond's absence as nearly like his methods as possible. Somehow Theodore seemed to call 011 evenings when Hilda was at home. Possibly the deacon was more astute than his wife, for his eyes twinkled one night when he detected a disap pointed look on the young minister's face when he informed him that the ladies Were both out. Easter was the last Sunday before Dr. Raymond's return. Theodore's life ftt the Church on the Hill was nearly Mi i,:V v-l M!f\ fe# li \M j, 1 !f si $ Mi over. Next month he would gradu ate from the Seminary and go where duty called. He noticed a sad little droop in Hilda's mouth as she extend ed her hand in welcome before the morning service, and he duly wonder ed at himself that he did not feel sorry for her. He had never been in love before, you know. Uilda Parker never sang better than she did that Easter morning and as her sweet soprano voice echoed through the flower-laden air of the church in the strains of "Messiah" like a beautiful revelation came the knowledge to Theodore Small that he loved Hilda Parker with all the strength of his manhood. That evening after the usual Easter concert, he watched Hilda closely lest she escape him, for he felt that he must see her alone ere he slept. But Hilda was an unusually long time gathering up her music, and the church was nearly deserted when Theodore slowly mounted the steps into the choir loft. "Are you reauy to go. Miss Park er?" he queried. As they emerged from the brightly lighted church into the darkness out side his heart was full of the words he longed to utter. He could not see Hilda's face, but he felt the trimly gloved hand on his arm tremble. "The Easter season is the symbol of all new life," he began. "From that first glad Easter morning with its won derful promise through all the cen turies since It has been a time of awakening and hope. Dearest, as the earth puts on her new robes of Spring, may It not be the time of the plight ing of our love—yours and mine—with its hope for a new life together through many happy years to come?" That Theodore's Easter Revelation came true Is evident from the fact that two months later found them bliss fully speeding westward on their wed ding journey WITHIN the rich mans garden Full many a flower was seen. With crowns of gold and crimson On cups of emerald green. rhey brought the dead King thither, And every flower in blcom Bowed down its head in sorrow About the Savior's tomb. Hut see- the white-winged angels Have rolled the stcne away, And 'mid the flowers only The white grave cerements lay. Next day they sought to find tliem Lo! rising where they fell, Like the white hand of an angel, Waved there—a lily's bell. So pure, so white, and spotless It pointed in the air, As if to tell new comers That Ho had risen there. Born of His white robes fallen, Like white leaves folded up, They found a scepter gold and small Within each fragrant cup. And so amid the blossoms Of tho rich man's fragrant bowers Was born the Easter lilj The angel of the flowers. Ethel Ilalton in Frank Leslie's Monthlv. EASTER PRESENTS. Appropriate Tokens, Fanciful, Cost ly and Otherwise. In the way of gifts Easter is fast be coming a miniature edition of Christ mas. Flowers and bonbons in beauti ful holders represent the most popular presents, and city florists and confec tioners reap an immense harvest from this custom of Eastertide. Any fresh growing thing, from a pot of hyacinths to a stately Easter lily or handsome blooming shrub, may be given and ac cepted as an appropriate present, say.* the Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph. is in bonbou holders, however, to a great extent that the typical Easter gift Is most apt to be found, and very costly they are despite the airy unsub stantially of scone of them. The display in the shops is bewilder ing. Great straw eggs are made of col ored braids Interwoven with gilt and have large straw rings ready for hang ing them. When one of these wicker eggs parts in the middle, the interior is seen lined with peachblow satin, so that it may act conveniently as a work basket when its mission a3 a candy holder is over. Eggs of various colors, covered with satin and exquisitely hand painted, open to reveal sweets within. Some are lined and wadded and answer for ring or cuff button cases. Dainty bonbon cases are made of fine porcelain, decked off with flowers of various hues. Some choice china bon bonnieres have on the closely fitting covers little scenes from farm life, tha lien and her progeny having prominent place in each. Flower trimmed fancy baskets in all sorts of odd shapes and laden with sweets are favorite Easter reminders. Opera bags and workboxes and heart shaped boxes decorated with flowers typical of the season are all in the Easter swim. mmm till *5' sis Sii Jewelers' small wares come in for a largo amount of attention, and not only prayer books, crosses, rosaries, etc., for the devout, but silver trifles, such as glove hooks, envelope openers, pin trays, bonbonnieres, purses, ciga rette cases, etc., for the more worldly are in requisition. Those ^who manufacture the gifts which tliey present at Easter are apt to restrict themselves to small and dainty trifles, such as perfumed sa chets of various kinds, decorated boxes for ribbons, handkerchiefs, gloves, etc. bookmarks, photograph frames, opera and waist bags, and other personal knick knacks. One of the many exquisitely bound little books which publishers bring out for the season is a graceful gift, pro vided one understands well the tastes of the recipient. An April Joke. This rabbit isn't fooled by the cot ton-stuffed candy because he is a cot ton rabbit. An Banter Significance* This is one of the Easter signifi cances of death, that, through it, God is transferring our affections, our long ings, our hopes, our plans, from earth to heaven—from the tenting-place to the dwelling place, from the dark val ley of preparation to the shining lights of eternal realizat on. He weans u* over, as it were, from earth to aeaven, by taking our loved ones to himself, and leading after them our hearts' de sires and our sanctified imaginations and hopes. All the beauties and glo ries of the apocalyptic vision mignt make no appeal to us, satisfied as w« are with this earth where our loved ones dwell. If God did not endear to us the city which is to be our eternal home by calling some of ou«- cherished ones to dwell there. Then immediately our longings to go out to it, we dream of It, we live so as to be more fit for it. An Ees Race. An egg race which most players will vote equally good fun Is played with egg shells from which the content* have been blown. Each boy or girl re ceives a paper fan with which the egg shell is wafted along the coursa in the direction of the goal. Great fun will result if this coursa is carefully prepared with obstacles and pitfaJls to add to the excitement. At EaMtertldc. He knelt In church so reverent His attitude of prayer That all his heart and soul menud On heftren and only there. Tet not above the starry slcy Was the divinity He worshiped not afar, but nigh| Two jere la front' sat sii BUT IS STILL SPEAKE Insurgents and Democrats Remov Him from Rules Committee, 191 to 15s. HE RETAINS SPEAKER'S Resolution to Oust Hiin a3 Fresidln Officer Is Voted Down, by 1 Large Majority. Washington corresjjomli'nce: Shorn of his power by a combin tion of the Democrats and Republica insurgents, .loseph Gurney Cannon now merely the presiding officer of th national House of Representatives. The House Saturday afternoo adopted a resolution amending th rules so as to provide for the elcctio of a committee on rules by the IIous itself, the committee to consist of te members and the speaker neing ii eligible to serve thereon. The full text of the resolution a passed by the House is as follows "Resolved, That the rules of th House of Representatives be amende as follows "1. In Rule 10, paragraph 1, strik out the words "on rules, ,to consist five .members.' "2. Add new paragraph to Rule 1 as follows: "Paragraph V. There shall be committee on rules elected by th House consisting of ten members, si of whom shall be members of the mi nority party and four of whom shal be mc.mbers of the minority party. Th speaker shall not be a member of th committee and the committee shal elect its own chairman from its ow mc.mbers. "Resolved further. That: within te days alter the adoption of this resolt tion there shall be a election of thi committee, and immediately upon it elc-Lion tho present committee rules shall be dissolved." 1'y a vote of 15o to 191 the Hous then defeated a resolution dec-larin the ofiiee of speaker vacated and pr viding for the immediate election- of successor to Cannon. Xine insurgent voted with the Democrats in suppor or this resolution. At noon Friday the tense situatio existing never would have been sus Jq5,C?L G CaavHOJa.. pectcd from the appearance on .the floor of the House. Apparently it was much more serene than it had been at any time since the condition develop ed. The insurgent Republicans• were in conference and the regular Repub licans were contending that tho result, of the meeting would be a compro mise. While the conference was on, the House practically was in recess. The Speaker kept some one in tlie chair, but he wandered around the corridors of the building apparently quite uncon- I cerned as to the ultimate effect of the strife on his own fortunes. The mem bers were good-natured and generally discussed the situation in a friendly manner. It was a memorable fight which day light found still in progress in the House. A stubborn filibuster on the part, of Speaker Cannon and the House organization and equally relentless at tack on the part of the "allies"—these were the distinguishing features inthe hottest fight that has yet been made to overthrow the present control of the House. It was extraordinary in many ways. For instance, the odd' spectacle was presented of the House, preponderantly Republican, ordering the arrest, of the absentees of that par ty on the motion of a Democrat car ried by Democratic votes. Then, too, it is not often that a fili buster is carried on by the regular House organization, virtually led by the Speaker, supposedly in full control of the House machinery, to prevent consideration of a resolution designed to overthrow that organization, make the rules and reorganize radically the committee, the tenure of whose chair manship is supposed to be the chief asset in the Speaker's wealth of power.-. It is many years, old observers say —In fact, no precise parallel has been suggested—since the House remained actually In session all night, and that lifter itn all-day session.