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Test Will Be Made at Los Aii
H1 goles on tlie Office of
Hy Mayor.
H; One of the Peculiar Features of
H: the Charter in City of
H' Angels.
H Special lo The, Tribune.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28. A test of
H' the recall as a menus of political
H; chastisement, is being made- here, and
H. on March 25 the people will vote on
H. the expulsion of Mayor Arthur C.
H' .Harper from office. The test will bo
H' thorough, because the- animus of the
H- recall movement comes from a differ
H once in opinion between ono sctof po
H: litieians and tho mayor and his set
over appointments.
H; "While the Los Angeles charter is ob
H: Kolete in some of its provisions for gov--H
enimi'iital affairs, it has outstripped
H', otlier cities in exotics. Jt contains the
recall, the iuitintive and the rofernduin,'
H' the three great pi'jnciplcs of the so-,
H ri.-iIiKl pro)agauda. And the voters of
H" tlie eitv of pcrrennial summer lniv
H: Iried all three weapons. Tito recall has
H; been used twice. Once the Sixth ward
H recalled Councilman Davenport and
H' elected Councilman Houghton, and tlie
H'; courts derided the city must pa.y the
Hi salaries of both. The present use of
Hf the recall is the second attempt.
Hr The initiative has been deniandcll
H; and acceded to, so that it did not
H reach the people. The referendum was
last used by the dance hall keepers to
sns)cnd a sjlulary ordinanco for the
protection of the young and it worked,
H "is (he council deferred submitting f I1.0
H' ordinance until the regular election in
DeciMiibcr and suspended its enforce-
B' Fight on the Mayor.
Hf T'io ircscnt use of t ho recall is 'Jiu
H; eiilnniation of a largely personal fight.
cu flavor Harper that has been carried
'u .since liis election in 10 (Hi. Jn llal:
H' cHiuiiaigii there verc three candidate
H' "'l'l"1' nemocralic; Dr. Ljndley, Ho
H 1f.hV. an. and Lee ('. fiales, nonjiartisaii.
H' The ';e-iii!n' of Harper was a surprise,
."s tln .ionpji rlina 11s seomed to .have,, llic
B- bcs of it. They charged collusion le
livrcn him and the Tii-publicans. SiiJe
Ht'rj rr Ujylt- office the fight, on lnin
' 1 k co:nr almost wholly from the Jm-
Ji'ieal oligarchy that dominates llie ium-ji'irtu-m
pr.rty. It has made persistent
d ma ids on 1 ho mayor. Its earliest
H- :i "lint James A. "Anderson bi-jre-."ppoiiitod
ji member of the board of
H 1'iib ic -.voriis. which has charge offiltc
M- cpuiitu)c of $2:,00().U0O in the ion -tn.ciinn
of the Owens river aqueduct
H.- 'f--i,t,hr urging of Anderson, who isfrep
i rc-ciitMivo of the non-partisan f oli
garchv. ljecanie a demand with a threat,
of political chastisement througlifthe
n call if not acceded 10. llavpe: re
jused to appoint Anderson, but jper
formed a coup by chosing (JcnuralJ Ad
na If. Chaffee, whose fitness J was
proinptlv but grudgingly concedql bv
the noniariisans. In appointing pliaf
fee, Harper abandoned his f irslf pur
nose to name his personal and political
xrinml, Edward Kern, whom lid had
Hialc already chief of police. (
Jn considering his appoint men!, the
mayor was beset by three elements
the liepublicans urging their candidate,
j the nonpartisans demanding Anderson,
1 and the Harper Democrats demauding
Kern. The appointment of Chaffee si
lenced all tomporarilv. 4
B Plans of Nonpartisans. I
Hut the nonpartisans chafcjl and
planned to force Harder into naming
Anderson to succocd D. K. Edwanls,
another member of the board oflpublic
works, whoso term expired last ,lan-
j nary. The campaigning for him' begun
A-.-jtli a decJaration by Thomas Lec Wui-l-wiue,
deputy city attorney, that "vice
is being protected in Lbs Aiigoles."
For weeks the papers were! full of
this "vi.M':? talk which in reality was
the segregation of tho disorderh- elc
nient. its registration at polico'hcad
(juarters anr tho charge that certain pol-
J itieiaus were reaping rich returns in
blood money. Tho clamor became loud,
and ono day tho Express, a nonpartisan
supporter, printed tho statement that
B flavor llarper and tho polieojcommis
sion were protecting vice.
The mayor had been wailing'for such
an opjiortunity. He and the members
ol liis police commission imracdiatclv
brought libel suits against thcExpr's
and its owner, Edwin Tobias Earl, and
Woolwinc, for damages areatini?
CJmO.OPO. Ho and his officials denieo
all charucs, i
Th" Los Angeles county grand jury
wrts ii session and the nonpartisan
j ob"archv went to it with its charges
j ofyi-ice protecliou and tho e.xjiloitalion
of the saloon and disorderlyf oloments
bv business enterprises in Tvhich the
mayor was interested. TIRj Pacific
Sugar cor)oration, a beet. :ni'gur con-
cern, and the Los AiigeIeffiUi.ah Oil
company were alleged lo li?ive been
floated by political favor, and a list
of liquor dealers who boughtfetofdc was
aHsuiued lo be evidence of graft. Tho
oil company was organizedj when "oil
Hj wns first struoh in Washington countv,
I tali. It was also charged ,fhat meiii
bers of tho police commission, some of
Clem nov out of office, had profited bv
faor to disorderly places, f
B Tivo Mcntlis' Inquiry.
B )kfrr fivo months' inquin- and the.
rxaunnaliou of 2o0 witnessej the grand
B. iurv reported, blaming Harper for not
hi having closed the re.strictedreirinn and
giving that, indictments haj not hron
M found because the district had been
V 1 lomplly broken u when jpvesti
g'Hon was begun. Thy jiry c.Misured
Coiitiuuud .on Page'Jwo
Book That Will Serve Our Na
tion's Next President Is
Century Old.
Retiring President Will Not Re-
turn fo-White House With
;. His Successor.
: WASHINGTON, Fob. 2S. William
JL Taft will take tho oath of office as
president of tho United States on the
century-old Bible which belongs .to
tho Supremo court of tho United
Stales, and by it kept in custody.
'There is a touch of sontiment in this
decision which Mr. Taft announced
today with tho statement that had ho
become a member of tho Supremo court
his oath would, have beon taken on
identically tho samo book.
During tho tfast few days there have
been many offers of Bibles to Mr?
Taft. Ho has not declined the sifts,
but his answer has been that it will bo
impossible for him to receive them for
the purpose intended. It has boon the
custom of presidents lo use a now or
a historic Bible in taking their oaths
of oliicc, and each has retained the book
thereafter: !Mr. Taft. will make jio
claim on tho Bible of his choice, and
it will go back to tho archives of the
court for which there are many evi
dences of a reverent respect and a
lingering of the fondness on tho part
of Mr. Ifooscvclt's successor.
Breaking of Precedent.
Precedent in another ancient in
augural detail will bo broken Thurs
day in tho intention of President
Roosevelt to go from tho inaugural
ceremonies at the capiiol direct to his
train for Oyster Bay, and not return
to the White house with Mr. Taft.
Thus there will be a vacant scat in
tho presidential carriage on its return
to tho White house, and it. is now pro
posed to havo this seat occupied by
Mrs. -Taft.
' From morning church services at the
Unitarian church, of which ho is a'
member, lUr. Taft toda3' went to the
White hoiwe, whero an -hour wafi
passed with President Boosevelt. in go
ing h over that portion of MrgjU,'nigfo.:
inaugural addret-s which diseusseSJvhat 1
is to be his policy respecting V.hc. for
eign relations of tho country. MiJ. Taft
said no material changes, ii' any, would
be made in (he address. He' said ho
had previously gone over tho whole
document with Mr. Boosevell.
Taking Up State Duties.
Senator. Kittredge had an extended
interview with Mr. Taft rospooting the
I Maun bill, providing for a government
I for I he Panama canal zone. The
I measure is intended to give legislative
authority for practically the present
system of government there which was
established by executive rather than
legislative authority. Tho measure is
approved by Mr. Taft, who is anxious
that it become law.
The proposed mail subsidy for steam
ships was talked of bctweon Mr. Taft
ami Representatives Overstrcet and
Landis of Indiana. These subsidies arc
approved by Mr. Taft.
Mr. Taft said tonight ho had as yet
given no thought to possible changes" in
the diplomatic service of theUnitod
States, and .'1113 speculation which had
been made in that direction had no
foundation so far as it might pretend
to represent his ideas.
XKW YORK, Fob. i!S. New Yorkers
got their first gllmpso of a portion 01'
thi- "round-the-world battleship fleet"
today, when tho battleships Ithodo Island
and Xcw Jersey steamed into port and
anchored off Tompklnsvlllc, Statcn Island.
There they will stow powder, shot and
shell, preparatory to gohiK to navy yardo
for some minor tinkering and to have
ihemseives arrayed in tho hew servico
color of pray. After discharplnpr ammuni
tion the Mrodo Island will proceed to the
Brooklyn navy yard and the New Jersey
to tho Boston yard.
When tho channel loading to the har
bor was reached. Forts Hancock. Wads
worth and Hamilton boomed out a wel
coming salute, and this was answered
by the Rhode Island. Tho harbor craft
(ben took up the welcome, and all the
way up the bay and until the battleship
reached her anchorage the vessel was
greeted with the shrill blast of whistle
and sirens.
The battleship New Jersey, which ar
rived later, received a similar Kreetiny.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2S. An emphatic
denial of the report that Miss Klbol
Roosevelt is engaged to marry Third As
sistant Secretary of Stale William Phil
lips was given out from the White House
tonight. .Secretary Loeb Hald-.
"The report of Miss Roosevelt's en
gagement Is pure Invention. There la
absolutely no truth In It."
Warning to Soldiers.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2S. Major General
Ijeonard Wood, commanding tho depart
ment of the. east, has Issued a goncral
order to the officers in the department,
commanding Iboni to impress upon the
enlisted men the deadly ofTeets that fol
low the drinking of wood or denatured al
cohol. It was said on Governor's Island
thai headquarters had received reports
concerning the drinking of wood alcohol
at ono of tho artillery .posts in the de
partment. Death followed.
Pope Still lsTot Well.
ROME, Feb. 22. The Indisposition of
the. pope continues, but It did not pro
vent him from wotklng for several hours
In his library today. The at lending
physician maintain.') that the Kiisoenslon
of audiences, was brought about ehleflv
Premise of hoarseness, and lie au!d th'u
J pope will bp entirely recovered in a fuw
1 days.
TH WAY HE froESMN ' m i Zs
NEWS ITBM. All prisoners who servo twenty-live days or more in the city jail will be required to wear
prison. garb, their own clothes being pressed, cleaned and repaired during the imprisonment.
UNCLE JOE (111 '
Grows Warm in Replying lo At
tack Made Upon Him liy
Editor Higgins.
"WASHINGTON, Fob. 28 Incensed
by an attack alleged tQ have been made
iipon hiirfanfr the rtfleSrthe house
by Edwardht3D. Iliggius, president of
Success Magazine, Speaker .Cannon to
night made public ' a letter vigorously
defending the rules.
"Tho rules may not be ideal," he
writes, "but they have stood the test
among those who know them, in spite
of half a century of denunciation such
as Mr. Higgins puts forth. The foun
dation principles woro laid down more
than a century ago under tho leadership
of Jefferson and Madison. They havo
been perfected from year "to year to
meet, the needs of a growing representa
tion of a growing nation.
Variety of Attacks.
"T receive letters from men who de
nounce the legislative, the executive,
tho judiciary, the law, tho church and
tho rules of tho house. Ono publisher
makes it a point to denounco tho nar
rowing influence of religion on our
civilization, and demands legislation
that will destroy this influence; and
deuounccs tho fundamental law of the
land, and would destroy the constitu
tion and the statutes; a clever slock
broker sends out bulletins attacking tho
executive, and another advertisos his
attack on business. Mr. Higgins em
ploys tho same methods to attack the
speaker and the rules of tho house.
"He attacks the present speaker as
representing the .interests whatever
that may mean. I confess l do not
know, but I havo noticed tho use of
tho expression by those, who, while
ready to attack men, in public, still
havo a regard for the libel laws and
seek to discredit; without assuming the
responsibility for simplo and direct ac
cusations which they might havo to
prove or suffer tho consequences. Mr.
Higgins Jias this snmo respect for the
law while ho apparently makes free
lo insinuate unworthiness against law
makers. Evidenco of Ignorance.
"As to tho criticisms Mr. Higgins
makes of tho rule and tho administra
tion of thorn 1)3' the speaker, I need but
say, his letter shows ho knows noth
ing of what ho writes. That will be
evident to anyone who has ever studied
tho rules or observed carefully and hon
estly their administration. A' man who.
without having studied the law or prac
ticed in tho courts, should criticise and
denounco indiscriminately the law and
tho courts, simply becauso he had hoard
tho complaints of lawyers who had lost
their cases, would receive from the com
munity tho a I tent ion to which his ig
norance and his presumption fairly en
titles. But it seems thai anyone, after
having sat at. tlie feet of persons dis
satisfied wilh legislation, or disgruntled
becauso of tho failure of proposed leg
islation, nury become a patriot and a
moldcr of opinion by denouncing the
rules which adjust the rights ami re
lations and securo tho efficiency of
a body of PiOl inombcrs representing the
complex interests of ninety million pco
pie." .
Klein Jury Still Out.
riTTSm-KC;, Feb. 2S. Tho jury In tho
graft ease, in which Councilman '.I. C
WaRson. William Brand and John .F.
Klein are charged with conspiracy and
taking bribes, reported tonight that Jt
had been unable to agree and was locked
up Mil tomorrow.
High Honor foi- Chinaman.
ITHACA. N. Y., Feb. 2S. Tonfu Hu
nt Wn Chng Slen. China, wan elected to
the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity at Cor
nell tills week. It Is the first time a
Chlnumitn was over elected lo fh lllgh
wsl 110:1011117 society at Cornell
Index to Today's Tribune
Departments. Pago -r 1
Editorial I i
V Mines 0
J- Slate 7 J
j. ;
- Domestic. !
Use of tho recall plan at Los I
j Angeles 1 !-
:- Taft will take, oath of offleo on
ancient Bible 1 v-
Many changes in congress before
special session convenes 1
'v Congress will probably break tho
J expense record 1 r-
I Speaker Cannon defends house !
rules 1 4
I- Equal suffragists make, demon-
r titrations hi many cities 1
-J- Wealth of Alaska's resources v
-i- will be shown at Seattle ex-
-I- position S r
v Local. . , . 'H'
I Tools stolen from the board of .,!
-I- education 12
Rev. Silas G. Huntington assails 4
Mormon church 12
I- Matters to como before the
council 12
William Rolloff commits sulcldo.12
Rev. William Thurston Brown's 4-
I views on prohibition 12 -
Apostle Whilncy talks at tho -
tabernacle 12
Sporting News.
'r White Sox pass through Ogdon.. S -J-
r- Jeffries and Johnson making big 4
! money S J
I- Tricky wind fools rllle shooters.. 8
1 .. t
MISSOULA. Mont.. Feb. 2S. To avenge
himself on the husband of tho woman for
whose wronging he had just completed a
five-year term in the penitentiary, Joseph
Brown today shot and killed Robert Gll
ruth while tho latter, accompanied by his
brother, was walking along the roud near
Chlckcrmau's mill, six miles west of Lolo,
Mont, Brown was arrested In Missoula a
few hours later, and a brother of tho
slain man Is held in custody ns a witness.
When arrested for tho crime, Brown
declared that he Jiad been attacked by tlie
Gilruth brothers with an ax and other
weapons, and that ho shot in oelf-dcfense.
Ho was wounded In several places, and
It was while having these injuries dressed
hero l hat ho was captured. The brother
of the dead man flatly denies Brown's
statement, and declares that ho and his
brother were deliberately ambushed by
HOPKINSVILLE. Ky., Feb. 28. The
eight Democratic senators who Friday
hroko ihe. quorum In tho Tennessee legis
lature and lied to Kentucky to escape
arrest, say they will remain hero until
the general assembly adjourns.
Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Yeaman is
keeping the senators under strict surveil
lance. They declared today their sote
object In breaking a quorum Is to prevent
the Republicans from participating In the
election of Democratic primary election
commissioners They Insist they will re
main away from Tennesseo a year if necessary.
Nogro May Be Lynched.
DES MOINES, la.. Feb. 28. John
Jimkln. self-confessed negro slayer of
Clara Rosen at Ottumwn, February 5 last,
was brought here for safe keeping, as
threats have been made against him In
Ottuinwn. Junkin admitted that he. mado
plans for. the Rosen murder while he was
In the state penitentiary serving time for
robbing a woman Ho killed Miss Rosen
a few days after his release from prison.
Bad Blizzard In France.
PARIS, Feb. 28. Snow has been falling
In Paris almost continuously for the past
forty-eight hours, and a blizzard of un
precedented proportions prevails through
out France. Many deaths are reported.
Several inches of snow has fallen In the
Interior department, of Alpes-Martines,
and the conditions at Cannes and Antlbcs
are exceedingly wintry. Other sources
also are suffering from the worst cold
snap in yours.
Demand of Unemployed. 1
CHICAGO. Feb. 28. A commilteo to j
wait on Mayor Bouse and nsk for work 1
was appointed today at a meeting of 300 I
unemployed at Hull house. Tho Chl-
eago Association of the Unemployed was
' formed - J
t' ' "
Big Meetings Held Under Aus
pices of Socialist Organiza
tion in Various Cities.
NEW YORK, Feb. 28. Throughout
tho United States today, in over city
in which a meeting could be arranged,
thcro was an "equal stiff rago demon
stration'' under tho auspices of the
Socialist party and tho Socialist wom
en 's societies. Tho meetings were pro
vided for at the national conference
of tho Socialist party in Chicago, which
set February 23 aside as. a "woman
suffrage day."
Two meetings wcx'c held here, one
in tho Murray Hill lycoum in Manhat
tan, tho other in Brooklyn. Prominent
Socialists and suffragists wcro present
and the enthusiasm manifested was
sincere and enthusiastic.
Hi the Manhattan meeting, Miss
Leona O'JRcill-, "the Girl of tho Tene
ments," and a prominent member of
the woman's trade union, denounced the
woman "who opposes equal suffrage."
Miss O'iicilb' was ouo of those who
spoke before the judiciary committee
of tho assembly at Albany last week.
She said ono of tho legislators had
spoken flippantly of the quality of
woman's brains.
Men Need "Women's Brains."
"There aro many men there," said
Miss O'Reilly, "who aro no earthly
good. They need the brains of women.
I think that, as a rule, women's brains
are better than men's brains."
Mrs. Anita Blolc, sccrotary of tho
Women's Socialist society, presided.
She said sho was both glad and sad
to call attention to the fact that this
was tho first woman suffrage meeting
over held under tho avowed auspices of
a groat political party.
"The Socialist party," she Baid, "is
now the recognized champion iu tho po
litical arena of women.
Miss Mcta Stein, well known as a
Socialist writer under tho name of
"Hobo," deridod tho pampered and
petted women of the so-called upper
classes who havo formed anti-suffrage
societies. She said they wore- "fool
ish and narrow" and afraid of re
sponsibility. One thousnnd women and several hun
dred men attended the meeting in
Brooklyn, which enthusiastically cn
dorsed the right of wonie.u lo vote. Mrs.
Francos Mathcw Fraser, who presided,
declared if women were granted the
right of suffrage, child labor would un
doubtedly be regulated on a moro hu
mane basis if permitted at all.
Miss Inez. Mulholland of London, now
a senior in Vassar college, at a meeting
hero todaj' said there aro two camps
of women favoring suffrage in Eng
land. Ono is composed of suffragists,
tho oilier of suffragettes. Tho first
havo been for sixty years acting real
ladvliko, .iust asking for women's
rights; tho latter demands and proposes
to get those rights.
"They complain of the violence of
tho suffragettes in Fngland, but even
men havo never won much for freedom
of government without fighting for it."
Attacks Saloon Interosts.
DENVER, Colo.. Fob. 2S. At a meet
ing of the Anti-Saloon league held to
day. State Senator Skinner charged that
the saloon element Is spending lnrtte sums
of money In Influencing legislation In
Colorado. The object of the meeting was
to protest ngalnsL the modillcatlon of
the local option law which provides for
a locnl option ruling by precincts instead
of by wards,
Statesmen That Hare for Years
Been Prominent in Public
Life to Retire.
Hepburn of Iowa Oldest in Point
of Service of Those Leav
ing House.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2S. Twelve
senators and seven ty-scven representa
tives, members of the present congress,
will bo absout when tho sixtj'-first con
gross assembles in special session on
March lo. Mr. Hopkins in Illinois and
Mr. Stephenson in Wisconsin, not -having
been re-elected yet, it is possible
that the number of senatorial absentees
will be fourteen.
Of tho seventy-seven representatives
who retire on March 3, one, Mr. Hep
burn (Iowa) has served twenty-two
years in congress, and Mr. Sherman
(New York), who becomes vice-president,
has served twenty jears. Dele
gates, Smith (Arizona) has served six
teon years, and Mr. Cooper (Texas)
has served fourteen j'cars.
Teller the- Veteran.
In years of service, Senator Teller
of Colorado is the nestor of the retir
ing statesmen, having been elected sen
ator under tho admission of his state to
"the union, taking his seat December
4, 1S76, since when he has been con
tinuously and prominently in the public
eye. He resigned from the sonato in
1SS6 to enter the cabinet of President
Arthur, as sccrotary of the interior, re
entering the senate March 4, IS80. A
Republican in politics, ho withdrew be
cause of the financial problems arising.
Ho was. ro-elccted to the senate as an
Independent Silver Republican and in
J 003 was rc-cloctcd as a Democrnt. His
conspicuous ability ns a lawyer and his
familiarity with legislation have given
him an eminent place in the senate,
from which he will retire, voluntarily,
on March 4, having declined rc-clcction.
Career of Piatt. !
Senator Piatt of New York served
in tho forty-third and forty-fourth enn
grossos as' member of tho house, en
tering tho senate in 1SS1. On May Hi
of that year, when Senator Roscoo
Conkling "resigned his seat becauso of
his difficulties with President Garfield,
his colleague, Mr. Piatt, joined him,
thorcbv gaining tho designation of "Mo
Too" Piatt. It was alwavs understood
that Mr. Piatt chafed undor this nick
name aud demanded to return to tho
senate as a vindication of his act, which
ho did March 4, 1897.
Senator Foraker has served in the
senate twelve years.
Senator Hemenway succccdod "Vice
President Fairbanks, who resigned his
seat in the senate to becomo its presid
ing officer, so that ho has had but four
years as a member of that bod.y.
Senator McCroary had a long service,
and, aftor serving six terms, entered tho
senate six years ago.
Otlier senators who will retire arc
Ankeii3 (Washington), Fulton (Ore
gon), Gary (South Carolina). Hans
brougli (North Dakota). Kittredgo
(South Dakoia). Long (Kansas) and
Milton (Florida).
Representative Hepburn of Iowa has
beon inl crested in all matters re
lating to interstate commci'ce, his
connection with public affairs going
back to antc-bellilm days, he having
been a delogale lo the Republican na
tional convention of JS60. John Sharp
Williams, formerly minority leader of
tho house, retired to enter tho senate.
Bourko Cockran of Now York, who
has figured in many oratorical contests,
also will retire.
Among tho rotiring representatives
aro these:
Colorado Cook, Bonyngc and Hag
gott. Idaho French.
New York Waldo, Cockran, MeMil
len, Sherman, Portor and R3'an.
North Dakota Marshall.
. South Dakota Hull.
Texas Cooper.
Washington Jones.
Alaska Calc.
A r i zo na Sm i th .
Homer Davenport Injured.
NEW YORK. yob. 2S. Tlomer Daven
port, tho cartoonist, was Injured today as
a result of a taxlcab In which ho was rid
ing crashing into a tree near the east
drive in Central park. Tho taxlcab was
wrecked ad Davenport was cut by fall
ing glass and hurled out of the vehicle.
He was attended by physicians In the
park and later taken to his hotel.
Rccord-Smashlnt; Time.
PITTSBURG. Pa Feb. 2S. Running
over four different roads enroute, a spe
cial (rain, bearing a theatrical company,
today mado the distance of 755 miles
from Boston to Pittsburg in the record
smashing lime of 17 hours. Fifty-live
minutes were clipped off tho best previous
tlmo between Buffalo and Pittsburg, the
limo being live hours and ten minutes.
Eaco War Inuninont.
PUEBL.O, Colo.. Feb. 28. The local
situation between the Servians and the
Austrlans Is rapidly approaching a critical
stage. Han Porubovlts, editor of a local
Servian paper, has been repeatedly
threatened with death If he does not dis
continue remarks on the Austrian government.
Baldwin Still Alivo.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Feb. 28. A tele
phone message received at 11:30 o'clock
tonight stated that E. J. Baldwin had
passed a bad day and was resting un
Prominent Woman Dios,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2S. Miss Hen
rietta Rlxley, a sister of Surgcon-Genoral
Itlxey of tho navy, died suddently at the
lutter's residence tonight.
Appropriations Will in All H
Likelihood Exceed Those of
the First Session.
Instead Issues Raised l)y Quar- st
rels With Roosevelt Have
Been the Features.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 28. Now that
billion dollar sessions of Congress ara
the rule, littlo other appropriation legis
lntion can be enacted during tho short S
session, and tho ono to end this week
is no exception to tho rule. Tho appro
priation probably will be tho largest on
record, even exceeding tho $1,008,000,
000 provided for at tho first session,
As only one of the fifteen general ap
propriation bills has beon sent to tho (
president for his signature, an accurate '
statement of the amount to bo appro- jl
priated is impossible.
Scarcely any of the general polioie.s
of the country were touchod upon this
session. The discussion of the secret
service, the Panama canal, the Browns
villc affair and the Tennessee Coal and
Iron company purchaso has brought the
Roosevelt administration prominently
in view. Tho veto of tho census bill.
because the employees for tho taking oii
the decennial census wcro not to bo
placed under civil service regulations.
was a feature of another interesting,
chapter. This bill goes over to the
special session.
Public Purse Opened.
The appropriation of $800,000 for th
relief of tho Italian earthquake suffer
crs has been spoken of as the most
significant onactment of tho session. A
companion piece of legislation was en
acted in tho first session, vwhen tho
remission of tho remainder of tho
Chinese indomnity was authorized.
Appeals from many sections o the.
country were successful in obtaining a
law for the preservation of the Cala
veras big tree in California. An acts
of great importance to western home
seekers authorized tho enlarged home
stead entries in the arid region. In tho HBV
closing hours of the session tho fato HBV
of many highly important measures HBV
will bo determined.
It remains only for the two houses to
approvo tho agreement already reached HBV
by the conferees of the two bodies. As
a result of this letrislatiou tho govern- BBV
nient will, through a ''rider," enter
the field of regulating tho intcrstato HftV
shipment of intoxicating liquor. An
amendment to the code prohibits inter
stalo "c. o. d." shipments of intoxt
eating liquors, and provides for tho HBV
marking of tho packages of such
liquors in interstate commerce with tho
name of tho consignee and tho natnro HBV
of the contents,
Statehood Bill Doomed. jH
The statehood bill, admitting Ari. jVAVJ
zona and New Mexico, is still iu com- IIBV
mittee iu the senate. It is conceded HBV
it cannot pass this scssiou.
The fate of the Gallingcr ocean mail HBV
subsidy bill rests with the house. It
has been reported out of cotnmittoo, but HBV
its passage through the house is proble
matical. It provides for subsidizing
mail lines to South America, Japan, .jJBV
Asia, the Philippines and Australasia. "BV
Mmy important measures arc rr- HAV
garded as certain to fail to pass. Among
these aro the Burke wireless telegraph ,iH
bill, tho Weeks forest rcscrvo bill, tho
Currier copyright bill, the $500,000,000
bond issue for improvement of water
ways, changes in tho government of tho IBS
isthmian cnual zouc, federal inspection IBVI
of naval stores and grain, and suppres
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A movement to amend the rules o2
both tho scnato aud house has attracted B
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but in the sepate the opposition did nob BBB
go beyond 01110 sharp criticisms by BBB
now senators. Jn tho house the move
incut will cause the establishment of BBB
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every Wednesday. BBBJ
Ocean of Bills.
About 3S.000 bills and liiOO resolu
tions wore presoeuted in both houses.
Of these about 275 public bills will BBB
become laws. Thero will bo about 175 BBB
private bills enacted. About fifty rcso- BBB
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Early in tho Congress the president BBB
outlined his policies, as follows: BBB
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legislation, amendments to the Sherman
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for labor unions, liuancial legislation, BBBJ
postal savings banks, revision of tho BBBJ
tariff, water ways commission, regain- BBJ
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savings bank, and no additional rcgu- BBB
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liability law has replaced the ono BBB
declared unconstitutional. A conimor- BBB
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throuch tho scssiou the house commit- BBBJ
top on ways and means has beon con- BBBJ
sidering a tariff bill. A waterways BBBJ
commission is now in existence, and an BBBJ
investigation has been mado looking lo- BBBJ
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rights on navigable streams. BBBJ
The adoption of a greater naval pro- BBBJ
gramme marked the Congress. Tn each BBBJ
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authorized. Aerial navigation, however, BBBJ
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the government' servico was another JBBBJ
feature. This included men and oflicers JBBBJ
iu the army and navy and kindred BBBI
branches of the government, the sal- IBV
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