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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1911.
BY CHAMP CLARK
How He Tried Out 15 Would
be House Keporters.
ALT, WENT TJP IN THE AIR
Finally Mr. Clark Settled Down to a
Real Speech and Then the Stenog
raphers Wont Along In Fine Style.
Contestant Warned to Keep Fact
of Competitive Examination Secret.
The friends of Champ Clark are play
fully asking him to be allowed to see a
copy of an Impromptu speech he de
livered last Friday morning before a se
lect audience -which gathered into the
hearing room of the House Committee on
Ways and Means with all the secrecy im
aginable. It was a rattling good speech, accord
ing to general rumor, even If it was
evolved merely for the purpose of de
termining the accuracy and speed of
fifteen shorthand writers.
Incidentally with the speech, certain
details of the shorthand gathering, rang
ing all the way from the ridiculous to the
downright serious, have begun to leak
out. The meeting was called for the
purpose of discovering the best shorthand
writer to fill me of the four positions
of committee .stenographer in the House.
The recent death of A. C Welch, of the
House corps of debate reporters, caused
the promotion of one of the committee
stenographers and left a vacancy in that
body. The position pays a salary of
$,Ono a year.
The Stenogrrapher Assemble.
Inasmuch as Mr. Clark was soon to
become Speaker, and the committee
stenographers are the Speaker's to desig
nate, Mr. Cannon agreed that his successor-to-be
should do the selecting.
Scores of applications for the Job which
had poured in were turned over to him.
Mr. Clark decided that the onlv fair and
proper way to determine the appofitee
was to hold a tret. He named the re
maining three committee stenographers
as the judges of the test, and gave notice
that he would hold the examination him
self in the Ways and Means Committee
room on Friday morning.
The candidates were cautioned to as
semble with at; little ostentation as pos
sible and to keep the meeting secret.
for it was desired that there be as few
spectators as possible, and no newspaper
spectators at all. The reporters, it was
reasoned, might find something funny to
write concerning the contest, which, as
a matter of fact, was no laughing matter.
Imitating; a House Debate.
As near as can he learned, no specta
tors were present outside of Representa
tive Hughes, of New Jersey, who is to
be a member of the new Ways and Means
Committee. To Mr. Hughes, so it is re
ported, the striving contestants owe their
rercue from complete annihilation in the
first round, for Mr. Clark, armed with a
book which is said to be -Buckle's His
tory of Civilization." commenced a clat
ter which he Intended should be an Imi
tation of a busy day of debate in the
House. According to one shorthand man's
description, ho roiled through several
paragraphs like a Jack rabbit going
through a corn fielS. and inserted enough
jrks and quavers to make it sound like
recitative in grand opera. One by one
the competing stenographers blew up
Half a dozen threw down their pencils at
the end of the first paragraph. A few
tattooed their paper bravely through to
Use end, and then nearly fell into fits of
exhaustion. Representative Hughes sprang
to the rescue by intimating that no de
bate on earth ever went that fast or
s.iunded like what Mr. ("lark was pro
ducing. He protested that the contestants
rhould have a better show. The judges
joined in the reroonstfjjice, and the flab
bergasted shorthand writers tnemselves
emitted something like a gentle roar.
"But that's about the way the average
debate sounds in the House," protested
Mr. Clark. "If you fellows can't write
that fast and citch on to what I'm read
ing, maybe you had better quit trying for
PEARY GETS NO $10,000.
Representative Hashes ny Joke
on His t'olleairne, Mr. Macon.
Civil Engineer Robert E. Peary nearly
received a fine monetary reward at the
h;uids of Congress last niphu During
i-onsideration of the general deficiency
appropriation bill, which carries dozens
of items appropriating various sums of
money as additional compensation to
forks and doorkex pers and other em
ployes. Representative Hughes, of New
Jersey, arose in his place wrth a solemn
face and offered an amendment appro
priating JlO.'Vd as a gift to Mr. Peary
No one could have told from a hasty
glanco at Mr. Hughes' countenance that
he was engaged in ihe perpetration of a
joke. Representative Macon, of Arkansas.
evidently did not realize the fact, for he
lunced out of his seat in a panic and
ade a point of order against the amend-
Ir. Macon sin that Mr. I'eary did not
ph the pose, and appeared extremely
when Representative Carrier,
Jew Hampshire, in the Chair, sus-
led his point of order against the
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YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS.
(Tuesday, February , 1U.)
The 8enat agreed to rote on the Larimer
case at 130 to-morrow afternoon and then
adjourned until 11 o'clock today. By this
agreement the bill creating a tariff board
will be made the unfinished buaiums of the Sen
ate, and, incidentally, it ia expected a a part
of the arrangement that the proposed increase of
postage rates on the advertising sections of maga
zines will go oat of the post-office appropriation
hill, continuing the present rates. The agree
ment today cams at the end of a series of con
ferences, and practically dean the legaslatiTe
ways for all of the pending legislation except
Canadian reciprocity and the tariff board bilL
This does not obriate the necessity for an extra
r inn of Congress, bat it probably assures the
passage of all the general appropriation bills at
The Senate to-day defeated the resolution pro
posing a constitutional amendment for the popu
lar election of Senators by a vote of 5t to S3.
The resolution lacked four rotes of securing the
necessary two-thirds to pass it.
The Senate agreed to make the tariff hoard but
the unfinished business by a sots of S3 to H.
The Senate, haring been in session all night,
took a recess shortly after 8 o'clock in the morning
and later m the day adjourned. Tim actio' was
taken m order to complete the legialatire day of
Monday and begin the legislative day of Tues
day and to uiies.ii the special order for to-day.
which was a rote on the resolution for popular
election of Senators. In the course of the day
Breeches were made by Senator Stone, of Mis
souri, in opposition to Lorimer; Senator Bris
tow, of Kansas, in opposition to Larimer, and
Senators Lafc Young snd Aale J. Gronna to op
position to Canadian reciprocity.
The Senate adjourned at 7 p. m. to meet at 11
Th Home passed the Steenerson Nil pro
riding compensation for officers snd men in
National Guard organizations. The conference
report on the District of Columbia appropriation
bill was adopted. This measure haring passed
the Senate now goes to the President for an
proraL The House roted further to disagree to
Senate amendments to the Indian appropriation
bill. The deficiency bill, the hut of the supply
bills, was reported and passed.
The House adjourned at 12:10 a. m. to meet at
11 a. m. Wednesday.
LASTS 30 HODRS
Continued from Paige One.
determination to filibuster against this
recommendation of the Taft administra
tion, and they apparently have received
assurances that it will die an easy death
when the bill comes before the Senate
The disposal of this proposition win re
move another subject that has been
harassing Congress and that nas con
tributed to the legislative log jam.
It was a tired and jaded lot of Senators
who saw the sunlight filter through the
glass roof of the Senate chamber yester
day. They had been In session continu
ously since noon on Monday, and for the
greater part of the night had listened to
the thundering tones of Senator Craw
ford, of Nerth Dakota, who was showing
what he could do in the way of long
distance speech-making. Senator Craw
ford held the floor for eight hours and
five minutes. It was at 6:10 o'clock in
the morning when he finally gave the
signal of distress and showed signs of
quitting. Senator Bristow, of Kansas,
however, was ready and jumped into
the breach. He had no speech prepared,
but that seemed to make no difference
with him. He picked up a copy of the
testimony In the Lorimer case and pro
ceeded to read from it.
Brlatow Ia Vemattle.
Senator Bristow showed almost as much
versatility as had Senator Crawford. The
latter. In the course of his eight-hour
speech, had reviewed not only the Lori
mer case, but aiso the tariff commission
bill, and then had paid his respects to
Canadian reciprocity. Finally he branched
off on a little one-hour speech, relating
his delightful associations with the late
Senator John W. Daniel.
The attendance at the all-night session
was unusually large. In the course of
the night there were twelve roll calls.
One roll call at 1:22 o'clock in the morn
ing showed seventy-four Senators re
sponding to their names. The smallest
attendance was at 7 o'clock In the morn
ing, when only fifty of the venerable
solons were in the chamber. The average
attendance of Senators through the night
The older Senators, like the venerable
Cullom, Hale, and Depew, left the cham
ber as the hands of the clock began to
creep past the midnight hour, but they
were pretty well used up yesterday. Sen
ator Root remained on the floor and In
the committee rooms all night as also
did Senator Stephenson, of Wisconsin,
and Senator Bacon, who are classed
among the elder men of the Senate.
Sleep In Their Chairs.
Many of the Senators caught a few
winks of sleep in their chairs or on the
divans m the lounging rooms. The ring
ing of the bell announcing the roll call
brought them out, robbing their eyes and
looking very sleepy and disgruntled. Sev
eral of the Senators, like Crane, Bur
rows. Smoot. Carter, and Bailey were
on the go all night long, using their best
efforts whenever an opening presented
Itself to bring about a compromise.
At 6 o'clock yesterday morning it
looked for a time as if a satisfactory
settlement of the filibuster would he
made, but Senator Stone, of Missouri,
refused. Senators Owen, Carter, Smith
(Michigan), Jeff Davis, Smith (Maryland),
Crane, and Penrose pleaded with him)
but he declined to yield.
Finally, at about 8 o'clock. Senator
Bailey began to grow tired of the stand
he had taken that the Senate would be
held in continuous session until there was
a vote on the Lorimer case. He showed
signs of being willing to compromise,
and a recess was accordingly taken until
Call for Bert Towels.
Many of the Senators during this brief
respite hurried to the Turkish baths In
the Senate office building. Others sought
the barber shops and called for hot
towels, whOe a few resorted to automo
bile rides in the bracing morning air.
The leaders, however, still continued their
efforts to bring about a settlement.
Several times it looked as if some
agreement would be reached, but Sena
tor Stone, who wanted favorable action
taken on Canadian reciprocity, and Sena
tor I.a Follette. who opposed any con
cessions which did not provide for a vote
upon tbe tariff board bill, blocked the
negotiations. At 11:30 o'clock the Senate
voted to adjourn at 11:50 so that the
legislative day of Monday might be ter
minated and a vote taken on the direct
election of Senators propostion, which
had been set for 1 o'clock on the legisla
tive day of Tuesday.
The negotiations for a settlement of the
filibuster continued throughout the after
noon. Several times the contending forces
seemed about to roach an agreement, but
only to fall through when a threat was
made by some Individual member to ob
struct the Lorimer vote. It was close
to 7 o'clock when the factions finaiiy
oame to an understanding.
There is some doubt as to whether Sen
ator La Follette entered Into the agree
ment. He was ia fever of continuing trie
filibuster against tbe Lorimer case, but
found himself unable to handle the situa
tion when left alone. He failed to ap
pear In tbe Senate after tbe agreement
was reached, and did not vote on the
proposition to make the tariff commission
to unC rushed
PLEADS IN SENATE
FOR THE FARMER
Lafe Voting in Old-fashioned
Senator Lafayette Young, of Iowa, re
lieved a tense situation m the Senate
yesterday by making an old-fashioned
standpat Republican speech, harking
back to the days of "MeKlnley, protec
tion, and the gold standard' in the cam
paign of 189$. It was received on the
Republican side with manifestations of
He declared that Canadian reciprocity
was only free trade masquerading In
disguise. He declared that he was about
ready to submit to a good politieal
trouncing to bring the Republican party
tack to a realization of the powers that
be. Reciprocity he declared to be a plan
to confer American citlsenship on the
people of Canada. It wouldn't reduce the
cost of Irving except on a few articles.
"Food Is only a small item of living
expenses at the present time," sold
Senator Young. "A Senator on this floor
a few days ago read the figures to show
that the American people spent more for
liquor than for bread. Yet no one in this
Senate had proposed to reduce either the
price or quantity of liquor.
"The unhappy thought in connection
witli this entire affair is the refusal on
the part of the public to consider the
rights of the farmer. The farmers are re
garded as a necessity, and there are those j
who feel Ins products are like air and
water, or ought to be, incidental to
human life, and without expense. It is
also singular that the Intelligent and
civilized world calls a man great who
has cornered the wheat market and made
millions out of the public, while the same
educated and refined civilization feeta
that the farmer ought to produce it with
out apparent profit. A speculator is a
hero and gets his name in print when he
endows colleges or gives large sums to a
Y. M. C. A., but the producer Is of no
"There are members of Congress elect
ed who never see a farmer exoept when
they go through the country in an auto
mobile or the elghteen-hour limited.
Formerly all hats went off to the farmer.
Now his toil Is unappreciated. He Is
looked upon complacently. He Is mainly
thought to live in Kansas and wear
"If the farmers' prvws were submitted
to a referendum of all the American peo
pleple lower prices would he ordered.
The greasy loafer would come out of his
cellar in the large city and would go to
the polls and vote to reduce the cost of
living. The same loafer has refused to
go to the wheat field on special trains
and there to receive his S a day and
hoard during the harvest time. If a man
were to go to the city of New York and
offer steady employment to SO.000 present
day loafers who want to reduce the cost
of living, not a man would leave the city
to go out into the sunshine and the
SLAP AT SENATOR GOER
Report of Honse Committee
a Tempest tn a Teapot.
By inference, though not in direct
terms. Senator Thomas P. Gore, of
Oklahoma, is censured by the House
Committee on Inquiry that made an In
quiry into the charges of Mr. Gore that
an attempt was made to brihe him by
persons Interested In securing the ap
proval of lawyers' contracts made with
the Five Civilized Tribes.
The! report conveys the Impression that
fcnator Gore stirred up a fearful tem
pest in a teapot and raked up a lot of
muck without any particular reasons.
The committee, which filed Its report
with the House yesterday finds that
Jake L. Hamon "did on or aoout May
6, 19W, make an improper proposal to
Senator Gore respecting the McMurrav
contracts substantially as charged, but
there is no evidence that he was acting
by authority or with the consent or
knowledge of McMurray."
TAFT TO SPEAK TN KANSAS.
Win Probably Open Political Cam
paign There in the Fan.
When President Taft goes out to see
what's the matter with Kansas next
September, he may begin the political
campaign that will only end in Novem
ber, 1912. Some time ago the President
accepted an invitation to attend the State
Fair, to be held at Hutchinson, Kans.,
and yesterday Representative Anthony,
after a talk with the President, an
nounced that Mr. Taft probably would
speak while in Kansas at Leavenworth
and other cities. Mr. Anthony thought
the President's speeches would be po
litical. WILL ABIDE BY CAJJCUS.
Sheehan Writes Letters to the I.esr
Islators at Albany.
Albany, Feb. 2S William F. Rrteehan
has written a long letter to the legisla
ture In which he says he Is willing to
abide by any decision of a second Demo
cratic caucas if one is regularly called.
One paragraph of the letter says: "I
bear no contractual relations with those
who are voting for me; if it is possible
to release them, the party must do so,
not the party candidate."
POPULAR ELECTIONS BILL
LOSES BY A CLOSE MARGIN
Only Four More Votes Would Have Been Needed in
Senate to Pass Bill
The Senate yesterday by a vote of 54
to 33 defeated the resolution proposing
a constitutional amendment for the popu
lar election of Senators. Southern
Democratic Senators are responsible for
the defeat of the resolution. Led by Sen
ator Bacon, of Georgia, they refused to
support the resolution with the Suther
land amendment attached, whien retained
to the Federal government control over
popular elections In the States for Sen
ators. The following Southern Democratic
Senators voted against the resolution.
Bacon. Bankhead, Fletcher, Foster, John
ston, Money, Percy, Taliaferro, and Till
man. The resolution only required four
more votes to have been carried. A
change of two Southern Democrats to Its
support, would have won the day. Sen
ator Frazier, of Tennessee, was absent
and not paired. It was announced that'
had be been unseat he would have voted
for the resolution. Senator Lorimer, of
Illinois, voted against the resolution.
Senator Crawford rushed Into the
chamber after the vote was taken and
announced that he had been delayed by
a tie-up of the street cars. Had ha been
l .resent ha would have, supported the reav
MONEY FOR PARK
ON MERIDIAN HILL
Appropriation of $4.90,000 to
Be Made Available.
An appropriation of $490,000 will be made
at this session of Congress for the pur
pose of acquiring the land necessary o
complete Meridian Hill park, located at
the west end of Reck Creek park. The
general deficiency bill, passed by the
House at midnight, contained the Item.
It Is believed there is little likelihood of
it being strcken out In the Senate.
The Meridian Hill provision calls for
the condemnation of land Included be
tween Kuclid street, Columbia avenue or
Fifteenth street, W street or Florida ave
nue and Sixteenth street extended, in
Hall and Elvan's subdivision.
A point of order against the item was
raised by Representative Stafford and
withdrawn on the explanation of Repre
sentative Tawney that the park In ques
tion was authorized by the public building
act of 1910. and that the condemnation
of the land. In fact, had begun. Repre
sentative Mann also made a point of or
der, but withdrew tt.
The general deficiency bill, carrying ap
propriations aggregating JR.fW0.12fi. was
passed after a lively evening of debate.
No points of order were raised against
District of Columbia items which amount
ing to $52.661. 5 and made provision in
general for projects not carried in the
otfier appropriation bills of the session.
The annual good-will of Congress was
extended to all the employes at the Cap
itol by the inclusion in the bill of a
provision to pay to each an extra month's
snlary, to he. ome Immediately available
on the adjournment of Congress.
Hk proscntativo Cox, of Indiana, grew
1-elligerent over a refusal of the House
to Incorporate in the bill an appropria
tion for extra compensation for one of
the committee clerks, and forthwith
rr.-.de points of orrW against a large
flock of similar items which had been
Incorporated in the bill by the committee.
In a large list of audited claims car
ried In the deficiency bill wrf many
whirh aroused comment In debute, nota
bly a provision for the payment of $2!
for the capture of Jefferson Davis. It
w-as explained that a constituent of Rep
resentative arey, of Wisconsin, who
had hern a Federal soMit and had par
ticipated in the capture of the Confed
erate ITesid-nt. had not discovered until
recent'y that he was entitled to a portion
of the $100,000 reward which was dis
tributed among those who took Mr.
Davis. The Treasury Department re
commended the allowance of the claim.
A paragraph providing for thr payment
of 7 cents for fnncrul and transportation
expenses of certain Hois Fort Indians In
Minnesota brought the query from Rep
resentative Butler, of Pennsylvania as
to how many Indians 7 cents would bury.
Representative Tawney replied:
"Blessed if I know!"
SUCCESSOR TO THOMPSON.
William II. Lewis, of Ronton, a -n-ro,
The President sent to the Senate yes
terday afternoon the nomination of Will
iam H. Lewis, of Massachusetts, to be
Assistant Attorney funeral of the T'nit--1
States. Lewis will succeed John G.
Thompson, who resigned a few days ago.
Mr Lewis is a negro, a graduate of
Harvard University, and is now the
assistant I'nlted States attorney at Bos
ton. His appointment was agreed upon
several months ago and announcement
was made tn the last campaign that the
President had decided to appoint Iewis
an Assistant Attorney General, as a
mark of recognition of the negro Repub
licans. It is the first time that a negro
has held such an important position in
the Department of Justicer
SWANSON AGAIN NAMED.
Gov, Mann Issues Commission for
Richmond. Va., Feb. 2S. Gov. Mann to
day directed th" secretary of the Com
monwealth to issue a commission to
Claude A. Swanson to servo as I'nited
States Senator from Virginia for the term
beginning March 1. and extending until
thirty days after the meeting of the next
general assembly. This session will be
convened next January. It is understood
that this action is taken owing to tne
possible extended or extra session of
The commission was Intrusted to State.
Senator Baker, of Chesterfield County;
Benjamin P. Owens, secretary of the gov
ernor; Jacob Brennaman. secretary of the
State Democratic committee, and Dr.
Douglas Freeman, State tax commissioner
for Virginia, who left at noon to-day for
Washington to present the paper to Sen-I
DENIAL BY BRYAN.
Vrbranksn Says o One Hi
Offered Him a Bribe.
Lincoln, Nebr., Feb. 5. Speaking with
reference to the story published in an
Omaha paper that in ISfi a bribe of
0.000.000 was offered to him by Wall
street interests to stop his criticism of
the Cleveland bond issue, William J.
Bryan said to-day:
"I have never been offered a bribe by
any man at any time."
The vote was as follows:
Ayes, Republicans Beveridge, Borah,
Bourne. Bradley, Brtggs, Bristow, Brown,
Burkett, Burton, Carter, Ciapp. Clark
(Wyoming), Cullom, Cummins, Curtis,
Dixon, Du Pont. Frye. Gamble, Gronna,
Guggenheim, Jones, La Follette, He
Cumber, Nelson, Nixon. Perkins, Piles,
Smith (Michigan), Stephenson. Suther
land, Warner, and Young 33. Democrats
Bailey, Chamberlain, Clarke (Arkansas),
Culberson, Davis, Gore, Martin, New
lands, Overman. Owen, Paynter, Rayner,
Shively. Simmons, Smith (Maryland),
Smith (South Carolina), Stone, Swanson,
Taylor, Thornton, and Watson at
Nays: Republicans Brandegee, Bulke
ley, Burnham. Burrows, Crane, Depew,
Dick. Dillingham. Flint, Galllnger, Hale,
Heyburn, Kean, Lodge, Lorimer, Oliver,
Page, Penrose, Richardson. Root, Scott,
Smoot, Warron, and Wetmore 34. Dem
ocrats Bacon, Bankhead, Fletcher, Fos
ter, Johnston, Money, Percy, Taliaferro,
and Tillman 3.
Senator Root tried to get action by the
Senate on his bill designed to prevent
deadlocks in the State legistures over the
election of United States Senators. The
Root hill provides that If no election has
occurred by March, 1 following the meet
ing of the legislature the choice after
that date shall be determined by a plu
rality vote. Toe bill has do chance for
A 50 word telegram
at one and one half (14)
the NIGHT LETTER rate
THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH CO.
NAMES SENT TO SENATE.
Secretaries of Embassies and Trans
fers Made Yesterday.
Sheldon Whitchotiso, of New York,
from secretary at Caracas to second sec
retary at Paris.
Warren D. Robbins, of Massachusetts,
from private secretary to Minister at
Buenos Ayres to third secretary at Paris.
Jordan Herbert Stabler, of Baltimore,
Md . from secretary at Quito to second
secretary at Berlin.
Alexander R. Magruder, of Maryland,
from second secretary at Rio Janeiro to
second sccrc iry at Rome.
Frederick A. Sterling, of Texas, to be
third secretary at St. Petersburg.
James G. Bailey, of Kentucky, from
seoretary at Mexico City to secretary at
Alexander Benson, of Pennsylvania,
from secretary at La Paz to second sec
retary at Sr. Petersburg.
Arthur Orr, of Illinois, from assistant
chief of the diision of information of
the State Department to second secretary
at Rio Janeiro.
Gustavc Scholle. of Minnesota, from
second secretary at Paris to secretary at
Rutherford Bingham, of the District of
Columbia, to be secretary at Quito.
Jefferson Caffrey. of Louisiana, to be
secretary at Caracas.
M. Marshall Langhorne, of Virginia,
from second secretary at Rio Janeiro to
second secretary at Vlenna.
A. i 'impbcll Turner, of Missouri, from
secretary at Madrid to secretary to lega
tions to I'niguay and Paraguay.
William Whiting Andrews, of Cleveland.
Ohio, to be secretary at Panama.
Charles Campbell, jr., of Virginia, sec
retary at PanaVna to be secretary at
Kdward Hell, of New York, vice and
deputy consul general at Cairo, to be
secretary of legation at Teheran.
John Van A. MacMurray, of New Jer
sey, from second secretary at St. Peters
burg to be assistant chief of the division
of Information of the State Department.
William W. Kitchen, of Mississippi, to
be consul at Teneriffe, Canary Islands.
State To be chief Inspector of loco
motive boilers, John F. Knsign, of Colo
rado. To b" assistant chief inspectors of
locomotive boilers, Frank McManamy,
cf Oregon, and G. P. Robinson, of New
To be Assistant Attorney General,
William H. lxwis, of Massachusetts.
The credentials of N. P. Bryan, the
new Senator from Florida, and Senator
Bankhead, of Alabama, whp has been re
elected, were presented to the Senate.
Representative Tawney. of Minnesota,
the Approprfcuions Committee chairman
in the House of Representatives, tried to
pass the general deficiency bill by a two
third vote under suspension of the rules.
He failed by a good many votes.
A resolution providing for a Joint com
mission of five Senators and five Repre
sentatives to 1sit Alaska and Investi
gate conditions there and report recom
mendations for legislation to Congress
was introduced in the Senate by Senator
Piles, of Washington.
Senator Lorimer had several telegrams
read to the Senate for the purpose of com
bating statements with reference to the
organization of the Illinois house of rep
resentatives, which were read into the
Senate records yesterday by Senator
For the third time the House of Repre
sentatives refused to accept the Senate
amendment to the Indian appropriation
bill, which would permit further attempts
by the firm of Butler & Vail, attorneys
for the Colville Indians, to secure an
additional fee for their work In prose
cuting the claims of this tribe against
the United States government.
Debate on the general deficiency bill
In the House of Representatives was
notable chiefly for the unanimity with
which the Maryland members assailed
tbe committee amendment proposing that
the government bond its own clerks in
the future. Baltimore, It may be said
in explanation, is the happy, happy home
of more bond and surety concerns than
any other city in the United States.
Senator Jonathan Bourne, who startled
the Senate Monday night by attacking
President Taft and former President
Roosevelt for the alleged use of Federal
patronage to influence Senators and Rep
resentatives on legislation and to control
political conventions, announced that he
would Introduce In the next Congress a
Federal corrupt practices act. subjecting
the President to Impeachment for using
patronage for such purposes.
The bill to further increase the effi
ciency of the organized militia, which Is
known around the Capitol as the "militia
pay bill," was passed by the House of
Representatives. A strenuous fight was
made on it by the Democrats, under the
leadership of Representative Hay, of
Virginia, a member of the Military Af
fairs Committee, but the bill had strong
support, and went through under the
wing of a special rule reported for its.
General Loekost Is Ordered.
Sargossa. Feb. 28. The contractors
this city, having become thoroughly tired
of the holding up of their contracts by
the many minor strikes among the ma
sons, have decided to institute a general
lockout. It is probable that disturbances
Parish Priest Is Arrested.
Lisbon. Feb. A telegram from
Sanolacorrels states that the people there
arrested their own parish priest on sus
picion that he was supporting the designs
OX Urt. monarchists.
ATLANTIC CITY HOTELS.
. NEW JERSEY
Its freedom from snow and ice and the sunny skies ami balmy
air prevailing at this season of the year appeal to the -eckcr after
rest and recreation. Leading: hotels alwas open.
WILL NOT ANNUL
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on the resolution ami appointed a sub-
ommittee to wait upon Secretary Knox.
That subcommittee is composed of Rep
resentatives McKmlej, of Illinois; Lowden,
of Illinois: Garner, of Texas, and Flood,
of Virginia. Its conference with Scretax
Knox, it is said, has resulted in its find
ing many things to think over. It is
doubtful, in the short time that remajns
of the session, whether it will file any
report with the full committee which
wiU result in a report to the House of
.ft... n..AnB .A.nlnllnf, ft 1U THimtl'll
r.n that rathrr n hrnari nuestion has I
been opened up and that a hastily con
ceived plan to sever relations with Rus
sia on account of the Jewish question
may do harm, even if reported and not
acted upon by the House.
The tate Department View,
At the State Department the
tions of past years between that branch
of the government and the Russian au
thorities were fully set forth. Attention
was called to the fact that the laws of
Russia call for the exclusion of all for
eign Jews who propose to enter there,
save a few favored classes of that race;
also, that America is not the only coun
try on which the ban is placed. While
the fullest sympathy for the Jewish citi
zns of this country is expressed at the
S'ate Department, the difficulties of the
situation are explained by calling atten
tion to the fact that we ourselves reserve
the right to oppose the entry of certain
classes of Immigrants, and do not ex
pect to be called to account even by
Great Britain for excluding Chinese Im
migrants which come from Hongkong
or any other colony of hers.
It Is understood that Secretary Knox
expressed his willingness to follow in
the footsteps of his predecessors by mak
ing all possible representations to Russia
in behalf of the American Jews, If Con
gress should so order, but he considered
the abrupt breaking off of a treaty a
far too serious matter to attempt hastily.
Creates Talk at the Capitol.
There were rumors at the Capitol yes
terday that the Democrats who have
been urging legislation to call Russia to
account were willing to allow the matter
to go over and be dealt with by the com
ing Democratic House, although their
ardor in behalf of the Jewish citizens has
not been dampened in the least by the
opposing attitude of the State Depart
ment. On the other hand, the discouragement
offered by the. State Department and the
subcommittee on foreign affairs, it is ru
mored, will have the effect of stirring
Representative Parsons and others to new
efforts m bringing the country to a real
isation of tbe Jewish situation as regards
Russia before Congress closes.
MESSAGE SEJTT TO SENATE.
Information Regarding Rcrlprocity
Conaaaodltiea Is Forthcoming;.
President Taft sent to the Senate yes
terday a special message, transmitting
certain InformaUsm called for a few
flays ago by a resolution Introduced by
Senator Cumirtins. of Iowa.
The resolution called for all the In
formation secured and the tables and
statistics prepared by the board of tariff
experts of the Treasury Department on
all of the articles embraced in the Cana
dian reciprocity agreement and upon
ether commodities, such as wool and
woolen manufactures, cotton and cotton
manufactures, carpets, boots and shoes.
Iron ore and manufactures of Iron, agri
cultural implements, coal, meats, and
Tne message arrived in the Senate late
in the afternoon, and because of the state
of business in the Senate and the late
hour at which the information was re
ceived, the message was not laid before
'Fire Menaced Bay State Town.
Stoughton, ..!... Feb. 28. h ive stores
were destroyed and the courthouse seri
ously damaged by a Are that threatened
the whole town early to-day. Aid was
asked from Brockton, and the flames
were finally controlled, with a loss of
Dynamite latrvra Stovepipe.
Lexington. Ky.. Feb. 28. George Glr
koff and Peter Stankuff. Bulgarians, are
in a hospital here badly injured by an ex
plosion or ttysssU&tto dropped down, toe
ATLANTIC CITY HOTELS.
ATLANTIC CITY HOTEXS.
HOTEL OSTE N D
WHOLE KUH'K BfiAHriWAI.K KTtONT.
ATUNr.C i 1TY. S. J.
'apscit''. jflf. LficTi'.n urvjuestmnablv arlert.
ThnriRs'til appmnted. sttam heated thmujhont.
Mnsr.itln-r.t Snn Parlor. rttrTlonkirc nrran
Tab!1 aMisrmir 'i thi- Mshcst taodaH at nrri:-r .
Hot and cold m water baths. irjr ami en ante.
Marrh rates rati eaontfi' rally low and iuntl op i
application. Wnic for new booklet and oalmdar free.
Klertro orAohe meet trains. Two mui'ite walk fn.m
Ofttrod lo trllev DAVID P. RAUTEK.
Atlantic City, H. J.
Oeeorelns in ertjre Work directly on the eeeaa
front, with no obstructions lo ths tiew. in rs
faahinnable resident section, ofers the hirhet
standard of hotel eice!lnx in appointment, nimne.
and service. 300 luxuriously furniabed bed clum
bers and suites hating private baths (fresh snd sea
water) attached. Lars solarium and nr;lc hail
OTorlookiBt the ocean snd boardwalk. Hii.-h elast
orchestra, m.liards. cafe. pool. Ac. Krrren chefs.
Golf privileges. Auto meets trains. Booklet acd
terms upon requeat. Oren all year.
J. B. THOMPSON A CO
Michigan svenne, near Beach.
Atlanuc City. V J.
Htffh-ciass family hotel . home nanfons. Oris")
the wry hest- Special early season rales. Sinttle
rooms. C30 up daily. tliSO up weekly. IVmhic
Lnxmr:- 'two perr-r-ns . $4 up dail
ii up wei'ii.
T nn' fsmrh Itiwn wt4h innnin
It .1. OSHllRNE A SOX.
HOTEL BOTH WELL
Atlantic Oty. N. J.
Virginia arc., 2d house from board walk assiilonkirj
Ihe sieel Pier oi all year.
Erery appointment. J. i. N. R. ROTH WELL.
Ocean end Rhode l'land aeenue. Splendid table and
service. Special rate for the winter. $12.3: J15 per
week without bath: Hi to S2S per week with bath.
Sea water and other baths. Booklet. W. H.
' HOTEL IROQUOIS
SOUTH CAROLINA AVENUE AND BEACH.
ATLANTIC CITJT. N. J.
Fteam beat; son parlor: elevator. Many new baths
added. Running waXas in rooms: JliJO weekly up.
Booklet mailed. W. K. SHAW.
street : opra til year.
Kentoeky At. Second Houss
from beach. Elevator to
a K. BONIFA'TS.
OCEAN END VIRGINIA AVENUE.
American and European plans mode. Open atl
esr. J. H. CORMLKY.
And most up-to-date Hotel.
The New Fredonia
European Plan. Centrally Located.
Room, with bath, per day, U-aO up
1221-1323 H Street.
W. W. DANTNHOWER, .
UASHIVCTO. D. C
Norfolk and Washington
Special Week-end Excursions
to OLD POINT COMFORT
indrsding Staterooms and Accnvninodatjona
at Kamoos Ghunoartra Hoart.
Hatnrdaj to Monday JKM
Knrtay to Monday ItUs
Samrrtaj to Tuesday Slue
Friday to Tuesday ...fU
Maturday to Wednesday Saw
Literature. Tickets. HUternom Reservations at Uty
Ticket OOee. Bond BuiMinc 14th at. and New Tort
are. nw. 'Phone Main 10.
Can man LSth and N. T. ate. every qoartsr soar.
Connect at Chevy Chase Lata with
stovepipe of their shack tn a railroad
camp at Hazard, in the Kastern Ken
tucky mountains, Sunday as a result of
a petty war.
Dr. Daniel A. Cwrrle Dead.
Hacicenaack. N. J.. Feb. K.-Dr. Daniel
A. Currie, who was the first mayor of
rnglewood, died suddenly at his home
there this afternoon while signing his
will. For two years Dr. Currio had been
an Invalid. He suffered from caacor. He
was seventy years old,