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*The Sunday Journal^
Is the most talked-of Sunday
Newspaper in the North-
f- i- wesV
President Dominates, and People
Look to Him to Secure
Senate's Insecure Position Made
More So by Growing Un
By W. W, Jermane.
Washington, Feb. 17.Important
scenes or the struggle over railroad
legislation remain to be enacted. Sen
nothing in
the lay-out of forces on this battfefield
which suggests even remotely such a
Saskatchewan Lumber company. Min
neapolis capital stock, $100,000, incor
porators. Fred H. Parks and Peter Har
vey of Minneapolis and Charjes _. Tay
lor of Keomare, I ,_
Disturbances -Forecast by Inter
ruption of Cables to Con
ator Knox, who is not a member of the precursor of great seismic disturbances
interstat- commerce committee, re
marked the other day that it made lit
tle difference what this senate commit
tee did, since the bill itself would be
made in the open senate. This is likely
to be true so far as the senate goes,
but this is not the final stage of legis
What becomes of the house with its
nearly unanimous vote for a different
sort of a measure? Ordinarily, in such
a situation, the conference committee
\ould make the bill. The six men
who serve in that capacity on this rail
road measure will have an interesting
task before them there will be three
parties in interest, the senate, the
house and the president. I twill be
their business to perfect in final de
tails a measure that will receive the
approval of Mr. Eoosevelt.
Houses possessed of overwhelming
republican majorities cannot afford to
invite a veto from a republican presi
dent the republican part3r
Heavy Damage to Buildings Is
Reported, but No Loss of
Washington, Feb. 17.The belief of
the officials here that the recent pro
longed interruption of the submarine
cables in West Indian waters was the
never does
things that way. Thus, altho he has
officially no relation to the conference,
he will prove a large factor in its
The Conference.
In legislation of a partizan character,
the wrangling in behalf of the two
nouses is done by the two conferees
from each bodv who represent the ma
jority party. The three house members
will De supposed to stand, for the house'
idea, embodied in the Hepburn bill:'
the three senate members, standing for,
the senate idea, embodied in the pro
visions for court review and .such other
means as the senate may take to render
the measure inoffensive to railroad oper
ators and freed from all danger to rail
road investors.
If the house members really meant
business on the Hepburn bill which they
have passed, they could make short
work of anv "conservative plan" that
the senate might develop. They do not
have to agree to anything unless they
want to do so. What would be ilie
penalty of refusing to agree? The
wheels of the government do not stop,
if there be no railroad legislation. This
is not an item in a general appropria
tion bill upon which an agreement
"must be reached."
Breaking a Deadlock.
If the house positively refused to ac
cept any senate plan, and the senate
was equally stubborn, how could the
deadlock be broken? The house could
refuse to adjourn until there was legis
lation. The president could announce
his purpose to call congress in extra
session immediatelv after adiournment,
in case this was done.
The material for a first-class quarrel
would be on hand, and one, it may be
asserted, in which it would not be the
president's house that was involved.
He does not want anoiher term.
One-third of the senators come up for
re-election next winter, as a result of
the legislative elections held in Xovem5
ber, and there is a heavy popular tide
in the air against the manipulations of
high finance. The 10-cent magazines
are breaking out with literature which,
in such a struggle, would injure the
senate with the voting millions.
The house would be safer, if any
thing, to go to the polls in November
after a vigorous defiance of the senate,
than after a complacent surrender to
an unsatisfactory legislation. But wha*t
is the standard of satisfactory legisla
tion? Where is the thermometer bv
which the public will measure the prop
er temperature?
One Dominating Figure.
Obviously, the views of one manone
dominating figure in the scene. That
is Theodore Eoosevelt. The house will
not resist the senate on any bill which
the president signifies his willingness
to accept. The house cannot afford not
to resist any bill which this one man
purposes to fight.
The voting millions of the great val
ley which dominates American politics
are somewhat vague in their ideas
legal and technical points, but they
want the Eoosevelt rate regulation plan,
and they have"appointed him their in
terpreter of it. Hence the enormous
strategic importance of his judgment
and his final conclusion.
Is it any wonder that senators who
have a railroad idea, radical or con
servative, rush to the White House to
trv to impress its wisdom upon him?
When the conference assembles he
will not sit about its table, but he will
absolutely dominate its work, from the
logic of events. He wants peace with
his party, and from his own point of
view moderate and cautious legislation.
This is the safety of the conservative
interests of the country. He will yield
within these limits, as he understands
them, for the sake of the other great
policies in which he is interested, and
because hrs great preference is alwavs
for actual accomplishmentto do
things! B^it he need not sturender.
And he knows r. There
confirmed by the receipt today of a
cablegram dated at Fort De France,
island of activity, yesterday, from
American Consul Jewell as follows:
"Most violent earthquake shock in
sixty-four years prevailed over the en
tire island at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
No great damage."
Dominica Shaken.
Eosfau, Island of Dominica, D. W. I.,
Feb. 17.Two prolonged and severe
earthquakes were experienced here at
1:32 p.m., yesterday,"the direction be
ing east by south to west by north. The
duration of the first shock was 8V2 sec
onds and that of the second shock 3^4
seconds. The disturbance slightly
damaged the walls of houses.
St. Thomas, D. W. I., Feb. 17.The
officials of the cable company here
have sent out a notice to the effect that
cable messages to and from the islands
of St. Vincent and Barbadoes. British
Indies, are subject to delay. No news
has been received recently from those
islands. Earthquakes were felt yester
day at Dominica, St. Lucia and Guade
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B. W. I.,
Friday, Feb. 16.A very severe earth
quake was felt here at 1:35 p.m. today,
and another severe shock was ex
perienced at 2:55 p.m. Nearly all the
walls and building
in Castries were
Castries, Island of St. Lucia, B. W.
I., Feb. 17.Following the earthquakes
of yesterday afternoon, another shock
was felt at 5:45, and loud detonations
and slight shocks continued yesterday
and until 3 o'clock this morning. The
inhabitants are in a very disturbed
state of mind and business is suspended.
Some of th elarge residences have been
badly damaged and their occupants
have sought shelter elsewhere. Many
private houses and stores sustained se
rious losses.
Cable communication with the islands
of St. Vincent and Barbados has been
severed bv the earthquakes.
Pointe a Pitre, Island of Guadaloupe,
F. W. I.. Friday, Feb. 16.Pointe a
Pitre and Passe-Terre, on this island,
experienced slight earth shocks this af
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Feb. 17.A dis
Felt in Ecuador.
patch, dated yesterday from Quito, says
that several slight earth shocks were
felt there during the past forty-eight
Tokio Feb 17 The. slncerest gratitude
is expressed here on all sides at Presi
dent Roosevelt's appeal to the American
nation for assistance for the sufferers
from famine in Japan His action is ap
preciated as the timeliest mark of Amer
ica's unvarying friendship
Farmers' State Bank of Claremont,
capital stock, $10,000, W M. Harmar,
president, H. R. Whitney, cashier.
Venezuelan Ports Ready for At-
tackForeign Consuls Placed
Under Restrictions.
Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb.
15(yi a
Now the President's Son-In-Lav*.
Willemstad, Isladn of Cura
cao, Feb. 17) The preparations for
war at the Venezuelan ports have been
completed. A laige quantity of am
munition arrived Venezuela last
All the foreign consuls, consular
agents and other foreign officials have
been absolutely forbidden to go on
board steamers at Venezuelan ports
without first obtaining official permis
The American minister, Mr. Eussell,
who has been suffering from an indispo
sition, has gone to Macuto to recu
Washington, Feb. 17Fire was dis
covered early today in one of the. dressing
rooms of the Belasco theater on Lafayette
square, occupied by two of the girls of
the De Wolf Hopper company. It- was
quickly extinguished with only a nominal
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t. President RooseveltNow give me something easy, like a fight with wildcats or a little railroad i
rate tussle with the senate.
They Were Believed to Be Plot
ting to Take Life of
St, Petersburg, Feb. 17.An import
ant arrest of six social revolutionists,
lavishly provided with explosives and
bombs, who, it is believed, were plan
ning an attempt on the life of Governor
General Doubasoff, was made here yes
terday evening, just previous to the de
parture of the men for Moscow. A
seventh member of the party, a stu
dent, threw away a bomb and escaped.
Stores of Poison Found.
The polioe also took into custody
eight terrorists belonging to another
group, at whose residence was found
cyanide of potassium and other deadly
drugs sufficient, it is said, to kill half
the population of St. Petersburg, and
thousands of revolutionary proclama
tions. It is suspected that the terror
ists, failing to reach prominent per
sons here by open violence, are about
to try the more subtle means of poison.
Carried Poisoned Daggers.
The pblice here have been advised
of the arrest at Saratoff of the mem
bers of asocial revolutionary commit
tee instituted to incite agrarian troubles
in the province of Saratoff. Among
those arrested are many students. One
of the latter was found to have a
poisoned dagger in his possession.
Grodekoff in Command.
The command of. the troops in the far
east was handed over to General Grode
koff yesterday by General Linevitch.
General Grodekoff was governor of the
Amur territory during the, boxer up
rising and became noted for his ruth
less measures in restoring order in the
Amur region and in Manchuria. After
the massacre of Chinese at Blagovest
chensk in 1900 Grodekoff was known as
"the butcher" and he was reported to
have been cashiered and to have com
mitted suicide. It was ieperted from
St. Petersburg early this month that
General Grodekoff would be appointed
vicerov of the far east with command
of the land and sea forces. He is 62
years old and is a member of the coun
cil of the empire.
Cabinet Crisis Averted.
Temporary peace has been patched
up between Premier Witte and Interior
Minister IHirnovo, and the disruption of
the cabinet has- been averted at a mo
ment when the strain was apparently
at the breaking point.
The latest development is due to the
direct intervention of the emperor, who
insists that both men shall remain in
the cabinet. The agreement, however,
which rests only on the personal in
fluence of the 'emperor, is none too
The premier's desire for a relaxation
of the repressive measures is under
stood to have prevailed. Premier
Witte's strength rests on the emperor's
inflexible determination to adhere to
constitutionalism and on his recognition
of the fact that Count Witte is the
best man to carry out the reforms.
New York. Feb 17.J. Pierpont Mor
gan was a passenger on the steamer Cel
tic, which sailed from New York today
for the Azores, Gibraltar and Naples.
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France's Delegate to Moroccan
Conference Takes Definite Step
Toward Settlement.
Algeciras, Spain, Feb. 17.^An im
portant step forward has been made in
the main Franco-German controversy
over the question of the control of tho
Moroccan police.
Last night M. Revoil, the ranking
French delegate, sought Herr von
Radowitz, the German envoy, and de
livered to him a written response to
the proposition the Germans had pre
viously submitted. Secrecy as to the
contents of the French document iB
observed, but it is known to be a seri
ou seffort toward conciliation.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 17.On recom
mendation of the state board of par
dons Governor Deneen today heard an
application to commute to. life imprison
ment the sentence of Johann Hocli, sen
tenced to be hanged in Chicago, Feb.
23, for wife murder. The board was in
session several houis hearing arguments
and considering testimony.
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Sun Shines on the Bride as if in An-
swer to Her Dearest Wish for
Omen of Happiness.
Brilliant Throng Witnesses Ceremony,
and Kings Pay Tribute to Young
American Bride.
Halo of Eomance.
A halo of a hundred years of ro
mantic White House history hung over
the bridal couple. Miss BboseveTt was
the twelfth bride, according to accepted
authorities, to plight her troth within
its classic walls, and the identical spot
where she today ."joined hands with the
husband of her' choice, for better, for
worse," is hallowed in the memory of
another White House bride, beloved
"Nellie" Grant, who, thirty-two years
ago, on that same spot became the wife
of an Englishman, Algernon C. F. Sar
toris. Tender, indeed, must have been
the recollections of Mrs. Sartoris of
that day, now long a.go, for she was
one of the witnesses of Miss Rooas
I velt 's wedding.
SirU&e that diaj^* third of a century
ago, tremendous changes have taken
place. Then this country scarcely had
recovered from the awful shock of great
internal conflict and its place among the
nations of the earth was conjectural:
now America stands forth unchallenged
as among the first powers of the world,
in peace as well as in war.
Washington,l Feb. 17.In. theO beauti-) rendering it unnecessary to use the
hundreds of electric lamps which had
been placed about the apartment.
ful white and gold east room of" the
White House a few minutes after noon
today, the venerable Rt. Eev. Henry Y.
Satterlee, bishop of Washington of the
Protestant Episcopal church, pro
nounced the fateful words which united
in marriage Alice Lee Eoosevelt, eldest
daughter of the president of the United
States, and Nicholas Longworth, the
representative in congress from the
First district of Ohio.
The ceremonythe simple, beautiful
and impressive ring service of the
Protestant Episcopal churchwas at
tended with all the splendor of a grand
official function and with all the devo
tional beauty of a cathedral service. It
was witnessed by one of the most bril
liant and distinguished assemblages
ever gathered in the White House, by
far the largest company which ever
graced the executive mansion on a
similar occasion.
Homage to Fair American.
Gladly, therefore, did princes and
potentates pay homage today to the
daughter or the president. Glad they
were to extend their courteous tributes
to the president's daughter and doubly
glad were they to extend them to the
dainty bride for herself. Kings and em
perors, thru their personal representa
tives, joined with the American people
in extending to Alice Lee Roosevelt,
the American girl, their heartfelt good
It had been the desire not only of
Miss Roosevelt, who was most con
cerned, but of the president and Mrs.
Roosevelt, that the wedding today
should be celebrated in a manner com
paratively quiet, that it should be a
familv affair. This desire, it shortly
was disclosed, could not be gratified.
As it finally developed, the wedding
was the most imposing function that
ever took place in the White House.
The Thousand Guests.
The thousand guests bidden to the
ceremony began to arrive shortly atter
11 o'clock. They entered by the east
terrace and passed up the main stair
case directly to the historic east room.
Beautiful at all times, the famous
room today was exquisite in its classic
splendor. The warm sunshine of a per
fect February day flooded the room,
Copyright, Pach Bros,
Floral Decorations.
The floral decorations were more
elaborate than any heretofore have
been in President Roosevelt's adminis
tration. While unnecessary space in
the great apartment was not take up
with decorations, as every inch of it
was needed to accommodate the* guests,
two huge vases of rare design each
filled with Easter lilies and fern fronds
occupied each of the mantels, and two
handsome tables, one each at the nc^th
and south ends of the room, bore jardin
ieres of .flowering rhododendrons.
At the great center windows, directly
opposite the main entrance of the room
and overlooking the east terrace, a su
perb floral bower had been contrived
with exquisite skill and artistic taste.
A semi-circular platform, twelve
inches high, was constructed before the
windows. On this the Ceremony took
place, so that all in the room had Pira
tically an unobstructed view of it. ihe
platform was carpeted in green, ot
handsome design, and over the carpet
was thrown with artistic carelessness,
an elegant oriental rug, designed
curious and intricate figures. In colors,
red predominated.
Banked back of the platform and
next to the windows were palms, se
lected for the beauty and closeness
of their leaves. This group of palms
was fringed at the base with as
tilbe japonica. Forming a background
were 'dracena sanderri of green and
white, and gorgeous Easter lilies.
Above the platform there was a gar
landing of greenhouse smilax and as
paragus, vtfJh scores *&*__?"*
bride roses nestling in the greet
effect of the" whole was exqmsrteJyS'SW
In th* Other Rooms*
While the decorations in the other
rooms on the main floor of the White
House were beautiful, they were less
elaborate than those in the east room.
The vases in the green room were filled
with enchantress carnations of delicate
pink and fern fronds. The blue room
vases bore easter lilies, with fern and
asparagus fronds while two great
vases at each end of the mantel were
filled with Easter lilies and white roses.
In the window recesses small palms and
flowering plants were disposed effect
In the red room, to harmonize with
the color scheme of the apartment, the
vases contained Jacqueminot roses in a
setting of fern and asparagus fronds.
State Dining Boom.
The' state dining room, which was mat
thrown open to the guests until after
the ceremony, was a vision of grandeur.
The great high walls and ceiling, pan
eled walnut, like the halls of a Saxon
lord of old, bearing, just below the ceil
ing, the hunting trophies of the presi
dent, formed a magnificent setting for
the beautifully decorated table on
which, amid a shimmer of silver and cut
glass, the buffet wedding breakfast was
laid. The great table, extending al
most the entire length of the apart
ment, was decorated with vases of
American beauty and bride roses, ferns
and asparagus.
In the private dining room, which
opens into the state dining room on the
north, the vases on the mantel were
filled with bride roses and fern fronds.
Vases on the table contained American
Beauty and bride roses and ferns.
The decorations of the main corridor
were beautifully artistic. The niches
were filled with decorative plants,
stately palms and tree ferns. The two
great jardinieres between the columns
along the corridor were planted with
handsome rhododendrons in full flow
er. The blossoms were of purple and
pink, and the plants were so arranged
in the jardinieres that they formed a
living screen just twelve inches high.
The Wedding Music.
Behind this screen was stationed in
the vestibule the magnificent marine
band orchestra, under the personal lead
ership of Lieutenant William H. Santel
man, the director of the band. A spe
cial program had been prepared for the
wedding. The music was selected, for
the most part, by Miss Roosevelt her
self. During the wedding and the re
ception and breakfast, which followed,
the band rendered the program, which
!Grand March, "Tannhauser," Wag
2Overture, "Jubilee," von Weber.
3Ballet music and wedding procession
from the opera "Paramors," Rubinstein.
ADance of the Bayaderes No. 1, mod
era to.
dance of the Brides of
Kaschmlr L'Istesso tempo et, moderato
con moto.
CDance of the Bayaderes, No. 2, alle
gro vivace assai.
DWedding procession, moderato. \l
4Polonaise "Military," Chopin. ^~Tl*
5Waltz, the Debutante. Santelmann.
6Serenade from symphony, "Hural IA
Wedding," Goldmark. "Mf
7Fleurette. Herbert, {%*$-
8Hungarian rhapsody No 2, Liszt.. *r
9March. Bride-Elect, Sousa. *Zm
Continued on 2d Page, 1st Column.
The Military Staff. *0L
During the time the guests were asv|||
sembling, the military and naval ofi^f
ficers detailed for the occasion to tha 1
White House as the social aides of the
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