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VOL. XXXV. NO. 259. MISSOULA, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1909. PRICE FIVE
MEASURE PROVIDING FOR POP
ULAR ELECTION OF SEN
ATORS IS REPORTED.
TWO CHANGES SUGGESTED
Consideration of the Bill in Committee
Causes a Party Division and the Re.
turn of a Minority and Majority Re
port, the Latter Favoring Enaotmmnt
of the Proposed Law.
Special to The Daily Missoulian.
Helena, Jan. 18.-More important
rqgislation was projected in the as
sembly today than on any other since
the beginning of the session. One was
a bill dealing with the state landsa
Governor Norris sent to the senate and
house a communication embracing the
reports of the commissions he appoint
ed recently on state and timber lands
belonging to the state and accompany
ing the reports was a bill agreed upon
jointly by the commissions.
In the house the bills went to the
committee on conservation of resources
and in the senate to the public lands
committee. In the measures there is
a proposal for fees which will pay the
expense of the administration of lands
instead of putting the burden on the
grants. There is also a provision for
a contest board. An important pro
vision for the disposal of lands makes
the total acreage of grazing land which
can be purchased by an individual 820
acres and of agricultural land 160 acres.
Another important provision makes the
first payment on state lands 15 per
cent instead of 30 per cent, as at pres
ent, and extends the payments over 20
years instead of 10 as the law now
Relative to timber lands, provision
is made for a fire warden and the
game warden and his deputies and all
peace officers are made deputy fire
wardens. It is provided that no timber
lands may be sold and there is to be
no further sale of timber until there
is a reappraisement. No coal land is
to be sold by the state and it is only
to be leased on a royalty basis. Min
ing elaims may be located on state
lands as is now done under national
laws. Provision is also made for the
location of reservoirs and water rights
for use of state lands.
Next in importance to the state
lands bill was a notice of a joint res
olution given by Bogart of Mlissoula.
It recites that "It is the sense of the
eleventh assembly that the state board
of equalization shall fix the assess
ment of all property of all railroads
operating in Montana at 50 per cnt
more than the assessment fixed for
Shoemaker of Lewis and Clark asked
to be excused from serving on the
lands investigating, committee and
Harbert of Flathead was put on in his
place. It is thought this committee
will get to work this week. Residents
of Carbon county were on hand with
a protest against the Byrnes bill, which
makes it unlawful to kill grouse, sage
hens, female elk, mountain sheep and
goats. For the first time this session
John MaeGinniss of Silver Bow was
present. He took the oath as a memr
In the senate there was the firdt po
litical division of the session. The
committee on privileges and elections
made minority and majority reports on
the Donlan bill, relating to the election
of senators. The minority, which was
signed by Long, recommended that the
bill be indefinitely postponed and the
majority recommended its passage.
The vote was 14 for the majority and
7 for the minority, and the bill will go
on general orders. The majority rec
ommended two amendments to the bill.
One changes the requirement for the
choice for senator from a majority of
the counties to at least 10, and the
other provides that "the candidate who
is thus the choice of the electors of toe
party of which he is a member in the
largest number of counties electing a
majority of the representatives of his
party on joint ballot in the legislature,
shall be the choice of the electors of
such party in all the counties of the
state. In the event two or more candi
dates of the same political party are
the choice in the same number of
counties by electing a majority of the
representatives of such party on joint
ballot in the legislature then, and in
such event, the choice of the candi
dates so tied shall be determined in
favor of the candidates receiving the
highest number of all the votes cast
by the eleetors of such party for such
candidates in the counties creating
Bills were introduced as follows:
Senate Bill No. 38-By Donlan, gly
ing first-class cities the authority to
increase the compensation of the may
or and councilmen.
Senate Bill No. 39--y Cowgill, pro
viding for the creation of a state vet
The following notices of bills were
By Sykes-Regulating the practice
By McCone-Relating to chattel
By Haviland-Relating to convicts
under death sentence.
In the house committee reports were
made as followp:
Increasing salary chaplain soldiers'
home. favorably; appropriating money
to pay claim Julius Barney, favorably:
providing for paddle wheels or screens
at the intake of all ditches, re-referred.
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Witmer-To amend sections 2054
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UPPER HOUSE APPROVES AMEND.
MENT PROVIDING RAISE FOR
SPEAKER OF HOUSE.
TO GET $15,000 YEARLY
Proposed Increase to $20,000 Is Strong
ly Objected to and a Compromise
Amount is Approved by Vote of 37
to 27-Other Proposed Changes to
Be Considered Later.
Washington, Jan. 18.-The provisions
for an increase of the salary of the
president to $100,000 and of the sal
aries of the vice president and speak
er of the house of representatives to
$20,000 each, contained in senate
amendments to the legislative, execu
tive and judicial appropriation bill,
were taken up in the senate today and
the point of order made against them
by Senator Borah was further con
sidered, resulting in the adoption of
another amendment fixing the speak
er's salary at $16,000.
Senator Fulton spoke in favor of
Senator Borah's point of order. He
said it had been announced that ow
ing,to the unsatisfactory condition of
the national treasury there would be no
general river or harbor bill this year
and added that if great improvementb
are to be delayed, this was not a prop
er time to increase salaries.
Senators Depew, Elkins, Bourne and
Owen favored the increases proposed
in the senate amendments, while Sen
ator Bailey opposed them.
Mr. Bailey declared every position in
the gift of the government should be
sought for the honor and not for the
Speaking of entertainments in
Washington Mr. Bailey characterized
them as places "where the men dress
up like head waiters and the women
hardly dress at all."
Vice President Fairbanks then an
nounced he would submit the point of
order. By a vote of 36 to 32 the
amendment to increase the salary of
the speaker of the house was declared
to be in order.
Mr. Borah then offered an amend
ment to the amendment making the
salary $15,000 instead of $20,000 as rec
ommended, and the amendment pre.
vailed by a vote of 34 to 32.
The amendment as amended placing
the salary of the speaker at $15,000,
was adopted, 37 to 27.
Mr. Warren gave notice that he
would call the bill up again tomorrow.
Washington, Jan. 18.-Rush work is
being done under the direction of Pay
master General Rogers in getting ready
the lumber to be used in the construc
tion of the houses intended to afford
temporary shelter for the earthquake
victims in Italy. The first vessel, the
Eva, will sail this week and other ves
sels were chartered today.
"KENTUCKY" AT ALGIERS.
Algiers, Jan. 18.-The battleship
Kentucky came into this port at 9
o'clock this morning. Salutes were
exchanged with the shore batteries.
KIBBEY WILL FIGHT
GOVERNOR OF ARIZONA DETER
MINED TO HAVE TERRITORY
ADMITTED TO UNION.
El Paso, Texas, Jan. 18.-A special
to the Times from Phoenix, Ariz.,
If the present session of congress
fails to abide by the pledges given
in the republican and democratic na
tional platforms for immediate sin
gle statehood for Arizona and New
Mexico, Governor Kibbey immediately
after the inauguration of Governor
elect Taft will send a special message
to the legislature calling for the
meeting of a constitutional conven
tion for the presentation of Arizona's
claim to statehood. So incensed is
Governor Kibbey over the attitude of
the senate toward statehood that it
can be stated on the highest authority
that he is prepared to resign his com
mission, if necessary, to make a fight
for what he considers simple justice
to the two remaining territories.
Dispatches of yesterday indicating
that the senate intends to postpone
statehood until after the census of
1910, have aroused intense indignation
throughout the territory, regardless
of politics, and a concentrated move
ment is on foot to demand what is
thought to be Arizona's rights.
TO ELECT DIRECTORS.
Salt Lake City, Jan. 19.-The re
quirements of the Chicago business
men who are aiding the project having
been satisfied, the wool men interested
in the wool storage warehouse plan
are being notified to appear in person
or by proxy at Chicago Monday, Jan
uary 25 and elect directors of the Na
tional Wool & Warehouse company.
Notices to this effect were mailed to
day by George W. Pyper, temporary
secretary of the oompany, to all wool
growers who have pledged wool to or
subscribed for stock in the enterprise.
NOT SO MUCH LARGER, JOHNNIE
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A VICiOUS ATTACK IS MADE
UPON PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT
BY REPRESENTATIVE WILLETT
Member of Lower Branch of Congress From New York Villifles Ex
ecutive Until His Language Becomes Too Obnoxious to Be
Listened to and House Forces Him to Desist.
Washington, Jan. 18.-A sensational
and bitter attack on President Roose
velt was made in the house today by
Mr. Willett of New York. His re
marks, which were delivered under
the license of general debate on the
pension appropriation bill, were out
short by a vote of the house.
Characterizing President Roosevelt
as a gargoyle and as "this pigmy de
scendant of Dutch tradespeople," and
charging him with having "estab
lished a court in the White House
which would have delighted the heart
of Alexander Hamilton," Mr. Wil
lett made one of the most bitter at
tacks on the chief executive ever
heard in the house. Mr. Willett took
for his theme "The Passing of Roose
velt," and in a speech of great
length dealt with numerous of the
president's acts since he came into
office and scathingly denounced them.
After declaring that, in the face of
all sorts of conditions, Americans
were possessed of a universal sense
of humor, Mr. Willett said to such
people "it must be confessed" a chief
magistrate who has himself no sense
of humor, moving like a horse tender
over the hayfield of American activi
ties, stirring up every drying blade of
once green grass, to let it fall drier
than before; quarreling ine day with
the practical politicians, then with
the part-your-hair-in-the-middle re
cruits, and then at the socialists, then
at the great industrial corporations,
wrestling in agony with the spirit of
Noah Webster and our glorious Eng
lish language; taking a fall out of
nature fakirs; exorting our women to
avoid race suicide, cannot but be an
Plays the Tyrant.
"He plays the tyrant, to be sure,
but he is a tyrant who fears the
carnival tinkler. He sees things that
have a bad smell, but the fresh breeze
of Capitol hill does not let the odor
"He tries our patience, but he is
always good to laugh at. Thank heav
en for the things that make us laugh.
Without that we might easily be
come raw, untamed Anglo-Saxons,
making much of magna charta, bel
lowing about an effete bill of rights,
or even ready to fight for freedom,
for though freedom of speech, and
freedom of press, as did our unciv
ilized ancestors at Lexington and
Mr. Willett gave a brief biography
of Mr. Roosevelt, beginning with his
experience as a cowboy, down to the
present time, and accused him, in his
early manhood, of having had pre
posterous notions, of having "knifed"
Secretary Long, of being "a warrior
alone in Cuba," of having won the
governorship of New York by a
"mere fluke," when the false halo
of San Juan hill was above his head;
the beneficiary of assassins, and last,
and crowning piece of luck, the nomi
nee for president when all the aggres
sive elements of passion wanted to see
their own candidate defeated, the
mammoth jocularity has got to laugh
at every appearance; the garygoyle
has been funny from the hour it left
its native quarry."
Continuing, Mr. Willett said:
"And, Mr. Chairman, should the
gentlemen who view this curious fig
ure with feigned admiration ask me
how any son of Adam can be at the
same time a hay tender, a jocularity
and a garygoyle, I can only answer
that this particular hero is an eccen
tric exception to all rules, a solecist
sul-generis, a mixed metaphor-vivant,
an impossibility; a comet that roves
at will, regardless of the limitations
of order and law that apply to earth
and moon, to stars and planets.
"He boasts of Irish blood, but no
historic Irishman would have treated
an ally as he treated Mr. Harriman.
He exults in a strain of the old Hu
guenot, but the French gentleman
does not fly into a passion and lash
the horse of a timid young girl,
whose only offense is. in inadvertant
ly passing the royal party in a pub
lic highway. Even Louis XIV was
not that sort of a tyrant and Henry
IV., Henry of Navarre, the great Hu
guenot king, wore the white plume
of noblesse oblige.
He tells us that southern aristo
crats were among his polyglot ances
tors; but I can inform him that if
the wife of a Robert Toombs or of a
Jefferson Davis had been treated by
him as Mrs. Miner Morris was, he
would have been called out and brand
ed as a coward if he had been a thou
sand times a president.
"I Am Shocked."
"Are you shocked that a chief mag
istrate should justify such charac
terization? I am shocked, too. Do
you say that the place he holds should
make us all dumb before him? Hear
what this fountain of billingsgate
has said of his predecessors in that
high office and own that no man's
tongue should be stilled by such con
He quoted from President Roose
velt's books, In which the president is
alleged to have attacked Washington,
Jefferson, Monroe, Jackson, Tyler,
Pierce and others, and said that the
president had "toleration only for
Alexander Hamilton, the defeated
champion of limited monarchy."
"Of course," said Mr. Willett, "these
condemnations roar as gently as any
cooing dove when compared with his
denunciation of John Paul Jones as
a 'pirate,' of Napoleon the Great as
'utterly unscrupulous,' of New Eng
land's idolized Wendell Phillips as
always 'either mischievous or ridicu
lous, and usually both,' of Thomas
Paine, the first champion of American
liberty, as 'a filthy little atheist,' of
miracle-believing Roman Catholics as
'persons of arrested mental develop
ment,' of Quakers as 'quite as unde
sirable citizens as duelists.' But he
has been frank enough in abusing
other presidents to shut the lips of his
defenders on the dignity of the presi
Not Since Napoleon.
Mr. Willett declared that "consist
ency is a jewel which this gargoyle Is
always throwing to the swine." No
king, he said, in any limited monarchy
was ever half so exigeant or ever
half so implacable. "For a president,"
TO BE SPECIAL
Washington, Jan. 18.-The presi
dent today sent a special message
to congress recommending the pas
sage of a law authorizing him to
issue a proclamation setting apart
February 12, 1909, as a special hol
Iday in recognition of the centen
nial anniversary of the birthday of
Abraham Lincoln. The message re
fers to the recommendation of the
committee of the Grand Army of the
Republic that Lincoln's birthday be
observed as a national holiday. The
message then adds:
"I regard the proposal as emi
nently proper. It will be from ev
ery standpoint desirable to observe
this hundredth anniversary of the
birth of Abraham Lincoln as a
special holiday. I recommend that
congress pass a law authorizing me
to Issue a proclamation setting this
day as a special holiday."
he added. "You must go back to Na
poleon the great, the oldest member
of the gargoyle's Ananias club, who
used to ask the wives of his thrifty
favorites whether they could only af
ford one gown a year; who said once
to the wife of one of his fighting
marshals, 'Your dress is dirty,' and
who insisted on doing all the match
making in his official circles."
The democracy of Lincoln, he said,
the bluff Americanism of Grant and
Cleveland, the equally American
suavity of Arthur, and McKinley had
passed into history, "along with the
joviality of Garfield and the non-con
formist thrift of Rutherford B.
"We have a king and a court now,"
Mr. Willett exclaimed, "as good an
imitation of a real thing known to the
nobility of monarchial countries as
the scion of a family of trading
Dutchmen can concoct."
At this juncture Mr. Willett called
the roll of the socalled Ananias club
"The earth is intoxicated and reels
around our jocularity. He alone is
the personification of sobriety, tem
perateness of statement, calmness in
speech and action. The ever moving
hay tender hurries over the field,
throwing upward the clover of poll
tics and timothy of zoology, the blue
grass of history and letting each
blade fall a little drier than it was
before. You look on those twisted
lines and it is easy, oh, so easy, to
understand the insolence toward
democracy, the one great figure of the
Spanish-American war, the hero who
took Manila with the worst ships a
rotten bureaucracy can find for him.
"The persistent defamation of Ad
miral Schley, who really fought the
battle of Santiago bay, the insults
heaped on General Miles whose coun
sel was ignored in the expensive
blunders of the land campaign at
Showed His Teeth.
The president, Mr. Willett declared,
showed his teeth at all real heroes,
"'because real heroes are gall and
wormwood to bogus ones."
Contiuing his denunciation, Mr.
Willett charged that the president
had bulldozed President Castro, had
seen the Filipinos brutally treated, had
marooned Colonel Stewart, whom he
did not like, had kept a young wom
an from earning an honest living by
telling the truth, had allowed "scan
dalous conditions to exist in the army
and navy, had compelled his subordi
nates "to act as hunting dogs for the
Czar of Russia, In trailing down men
who have fought for liberty," had
practically re-established the John
Adams laws; had -forced desertions
from the navy by allowing Intolera
ble treatment of sailors "at the hands
of the aristocracy of Annapolis offi
cers"; had permitted the degrading of
soldiers at West point, who had been
put to menial work, and had given a
Scotch verdict in connection with the
alleged Panama scandal.
In conclusion he said among other
"You may say, then, that one indi
vidual gargoyle does not count for
much after all. No, not in the de
velopment of the centuries, but he
counts 1itally and continuously, as af
fecting the people who have to live
under him. And the change from a
Nero fiddling while Rome is burning
to Vespasion calmly devoted to se
curing as good government as ten
dencies will permit, is a change to be
as devoutly welcomed by us as by the
Called to Order.
Several times in the course of Mr.
Willett's remarks he was called to
order by Mr. Hughes of West Virgin
ia. "I call him to order," Mr. Hughes
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PHILIPSBURG BASTILE LEAKS
AND QUARTET OF HORSE
FOUND ON ROCK CREEK
Band of "Rustlers" Is Looated After
AII-Day Search by Sheriff Kennedy
of Granite County-Two of Stolen
Animals Are Discovered in Missoula
and One in Silver Bow Capital.
Special to The Dailly Missoulian.
Phillipsburg, Jan. 18.--At an early
hour this morning it was discovered
that a quartet of prisoners had leaked
through the sieve-like north wall of
the Granite county jail and at a late
hour this afternoon the men were re
captured on the Crawshaw ranch on
Rock creek. Three of the four men
who escaped were arrested for horse
stealing and at least one of them has
admitted his guilt to the authorities.
The men captured this morning are
Clarence Black, Herbert Porter,
alias Harry Wilson, Sam Gholson and
Frank Turner. All but Turner were
charged with stealing horses, his ar
rest having been for petty larceny.
Sheriff J. D. Kennedy sent out de
scriptions of the fugitives at once and
himself started to explore the Rock
creek country. lie also dispatched
deputies in all directions the men
might have taken.
Two Horses Recovered.
Missoula has a direct interest in the
Philispsburg jail delivery, for Sheriff
Graham was instrumental in recover
ing two of the horses which Black,
Porter and Gholson are said to have
stolen. Several days ago Sheriff Ken
nedy and the Missoula county shrieve
made a search of the town and found
two horses that answered the descrip
tions of those lost in Granite county.
The thieves had traded them to a
second-hand dealer in this city, he be
ing without any blame in the matter.
It seems that the operations of the
band of "rustlers" had been rather
extensive. It is known that they took
a bunch of animals to Butte and sold
and traded them there, one of this
lot being a horse belonging to Sheriff
George O. Burke, a special deputy,
came to Missoula yesterday to look
for the horse thieves here and
Messrs. Al Schuh and H. J. Quinlan,
Granite county ranchers, and W. S.
Fuller of the Stock Protective Asso
ciation of Granite county, were also in
the city in the interest of their
property, all but Mr. Fuller being los
ers at the hands of the "rustlers."
Mr. Schuh said yesterday that the
thieves had all worked as ranch hands
until after election time and since
then had spent their summer's earn
ings. "After their money was gone
they took to horse stealing, I guess,"
said the Granite county man. "We
haven't been riding the range much
of late, and we can't tell just how
many animals the 'rustlers' got away
with, but I know that I've been look
ing for one particular horse for a
month now. I think the majority of
the horses were taken last month."
The local sheriff's office received
word yesterday afternoon of the cap
ture of the thieves in the Rock
OPPOSITION REPUBLICANS FAIL
TO AGREE UPON CANDIDATE
Salem, Ore., Jan. 18.-At a late hour
tonight the election of George E.
Chamberlain, democrat, as United
States senator from Oregon, is practi
cally assured. The 38 republicans who
are opposed to him have been In con
ference for hours without deciding on
any one candidate to receive their
The republican leaders who have
been managing the fight against
Chamberlain have, it is claimed, aban
donedl hope. They allege that Cham
,erlain has strengthened doubtful
members by promising to resign as
gove~rnor on March 4. This assertion
is denied by Governor Chamberlain.
At the caucus tonight of the oppo
nents of Chamberlain there were so
many different interests represented
that it was impossible for the con
ference to unite. The majority fa
vored supporting United States Sena
tor Charles W. Fulton, but others de
clared that they would not vote for
Fulton in any circumstances.
Springfield, Ill., Jan. 18.-in his
message to the legislature today Gov
ernor Deneen urged that prompt and
vigorous action be taken in the matter
o)f a deep water vay from the gulf to
SHIPS TO REMAIN.
The Hague, Jan. 18.-The govern
ment of The Netherlands has decided
to keep its warships in the West In
dies until the dispute between Ven
ezuela and Holland Is definitely dls
NEW YORK WuRLD WRITERS
SEEK TO AVOID SUBPOENAES
OF THE GOVERNMENT.
RAISE LEGAL OBJECTIOIS
Attorney for Five Men Summoned to
Testify Regarding Panama Camel
Scandal Institutee Preedings kI
Court in Effort to Have Subpoenaee
Declared Irregular and Void.
New York, Jan. 18-The right of the
five employee of the New York World,
subpoenaed to appear before the fed
eral grand jury to give information
presumably regarding the publicmtioe
of alleged libelous matter reflecting
upon the integrity of the United
States government, to ignore the said
subpoenas On the ground that their
issuance was an abuse of process, was
left undetermined at the close of te
day's hearing of the case in the
United States circuit court. After ar
guments by United States District At
torney Henry L. Stimnson, representl*
the government, and Delanoey NioLil
and John M. Bowers, representing tls
World men, Judge Henry 0. Wa4i
gave both sides until tomorrow at '4
o'clock to submit briefs.
The nature of the proceedings whieb
have been instituted against the NeM
York World and the Indianapolis News
because of their criticisms of the meth
od by which the purchase of the Pas
ama canal was made, was met dbL
closed in the brief hearing In eot.t
here today. Acting under Iastructiome
believed to have been issued by author
ity of the government United States
I)strict Attorney Stimson had sub
poenaed William McLaughlin, sporting
editor of the World, and J. Angus
Shaw, secretary of the Press Publlab
ing company, to testify before a fed
eral grand jury today in an actlte
which is not described in the sub
~oenaes. It is thought, however, tI
be the outcome of the message of
President Roosevelt to congress.
The proceedings were halted by an
order obtained by counsel for the
World's editors calling upon Mr. ll"U -
son to show cause why the subrpeas
should not be quashed.
Brief argument was heard by Uaned
States Circuit Judge Henry 0. Weed
today on the motion to quash the sub
J. M. Bowers, of counsel for Mr.
McLaughlin and Mr. Shaw, argued
that the form of the subpoenas was l
legal Inasmuch as the following nom.
cluding words of the subpoena "in a
certain case now pending and unde
termined in this said court bqtween
the United States" were crossed out,
making the subpoenas to read to "te
tify to what they may know of the in
Mr. Bowers contended that the sub
poena was illegal in that it did not
state the nature of the Inquiry man
the person accused and that the pro
ceeding was an abuse of prooess.
District Attodney Stimson, speaking
for the United States, argued that the
form of the subpoena had been usad
in practice in this district for 50 years
and was recognized by the states of
the United States.
Mr. Stlmson said: "The same salua
tion arises in a corporate examination
to find out who is responsible. It is
often impossible to find out who 1s re
sponsible in a corporation. How can
we name the name accused until we
know who is to be Indicted?"
Case of Praotioe.
Judge Ward interrupted to msay that
this was a case of practice and that
no one should be given an opportunity
of bringing a man before the grea
jury and rake about his affalrs to
make a criminal of him.
A~ter further argument by both
sides on the orders to show cause why
the subpoenas against the World men
to testify before the United States
grand jury should not be quashed.
counsel agreed to submit the memor
anda to Judge Ward at 4 o'clock to
Washington, Jan. 18.-A reolohtion
was introduced today by Senator Ray
ner of Maryland calling on the atter
ney general for information concern
ing the bringing of a suit for libel
against certain newspapers. Mr. Rays
ner asked for immediate consideration.
saying the only purpose was to get In
formation whether this suit had been
ordered, whether it had been brought
at the instance of the president, under
what statute, by whom ordered and by
wh, power and authority the courts
are being used to forward this suit.
The suit which President Roosevelt
is believed to have ordered brought
against the Press Publishing company
of New York on account ea charges
in the New York World that certain
well-known persons, including Douglas
Robinson, brother-in-law of the presi
dent, and C. P. Taft, brother of the
president-elect, were interested in the
purchase of the Panama canal prop
erty, inspired the Raynor resolution.
Suit Not Warranted.
Addressing the senate in support of
the resolution Mr. Rayner said there
was no law which warrants a suit for
libel of the government.
'If any suit is being prosecuted,"
said Mr. Rayner, "we want to know
under what statute it is being brought
because we ought to have an opport
tunity to repeal that statute on the
ground that it is a violation of the
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