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Succeed One-Man Rule. ? - * 8 ALDRICH AND HALE ALONE ! No Other Two Senators Have Their ' Force and Influence. (OTU&TUJI.LTX ISJttJILU.no WL91 S Retirement of New England's Strong i Men Will Break Eastern Domination. "Tt will probabty be a syndicate." This was the reply most frequently D hearrl today to the query. Who will sue- t< eeed Aldrlch and Hale in the leadership o of the Senate? Bucb an answer was 1< neoeseltated by the fact?and the state- o ment involves no invidious comparison? p that there are no other two men in the f Senate who have the grasp upon power fi and influence possessed by Aldrich and n Hale. T The day of the one-man or two-man o power in the Senate is believed to be o over, for the very sufficient reason that outside of these two statesmen there are a no othprs who tower above their fellows " ?o conspicuously. This does not mean p that the Senate will lack wise and efficient leadership, but that the leadership will be divided among a group, rather than centralised. p Thus the condition of affairs fought for by La Follette. Cummins and the younger t element will come about through natural causes, without revolution, without up- ? setting any one. After the retirement of * tha giants will come a "show down." it is said; let those who can lead prove their ?1 ability. j These Are Near Leaders. :< On the finance committee there will he ^ such men as Burrows of Michigan and Bmoot of Utah to show their mettle of t< leadership. On appropriations. Gal linger j " of New Hampshire and Warren of Wyoming. with Crane and Lodge of Massa-; y chusetts. Penrose of Pennsylvania, Kean yi of Nasf Jeraey and Beveridge of Indiana ! n for the militant floor leadership. o' , Beveridge will probably head the pro- w gresaive republicans, although I^a Pol- C letto will contest with him. But Bever- li idge lias the advantage of seniority, a which totals heavily in the score with the ti benate. It will be recognized in candor n that these men are pretty much of even " Stature in point of ability, and it will be it difficult for any one to maintain successfully a claim for transcendent ability * hove the others. in this new order of things promised " for the Senate there will of necessity be A lacking the grievance of the Insurgents, si s<> carefully nursed and fostered now, of tt the alleged "tyranny" of the Senate . "bosseS." There will be no excuse. It is said, for the rising statesmen of the west v to claim a downtrodden condition. The p field will be open for them to rise if they tl can. g One striking feature of the new order, however, cannot fall to attract attention Si at the outset of the change. That is. that ri m? powei' in me pensm will i>e nans- " ferred from New England to the weft, tl barring such control aa Crane and Lodge w may retain. tl p Passing of Eastern Control. n And therein will vanish another cause of complaint so frequently uttered by the progressive?. They have protested for a long time against the alleged domination ' of the Senate by the east, overlooking the 1 fact that the east maintained that domination by retaining able men in office at ? a time when the turbulent politics of the west filled the Senate with a procession of men, often brilliant and competent to 4 a degree, but never allowed to remain p long enougth to win place and prestige e In the Senate. ? It is thought that Senator Warren will ^ get the app: opriatlons chairmanship and 0 Senator Burrows that of the finance com- t mittea. That will bring about a shift In t rfther desirable committee assignments u which unquestionably will bring western u men to the front. i, It la not thought that Crane and Lodge t nor Penrose of Pennsylvania can be dis- ^ ndged. but they will have to share power with the ambitious westerners. It will he impossible in the very nature of things to keep a "close corporation" In Senate leadership beyond next March and, indeed, y 1h? influence of the approaching change tl will be felt before then In the gradual v advance of the western men In council n and action. t< What will be the effect of the coming f changes on the complexion of the Senate leadership as to tariff matters? Burrows Z. is a moderate protectionist. Smoot, who * will be cloee to him. is a high protection- ? 1st. The Senate Itself will fill the vacan- J; cy on the finance committee occasioned 7 tv the retirement of Aldrlch and there f will be a chance for the progressives to J Blow to High Protectionists. " Unquestionably, it Is said, the retire- a ment of Aldrlch will be a body blow to 1 the high protectionists. He has been a ? bulwark of strength to them in his per- a eonality, his dogged determination, based a en his convictions, and the tremendous personal influence he exerted on men to eause them to abate or change their own convictions. J Everybody in the Senate knows that it t was not only Senator Aldrich's knowledge ? of tariff matters which gave him his 11 power to eh&pe tariff legislation in the * last session, but hi* own strength of c character, his skill In handling men. which enabled him to shape the legislation. despite an apparent disposition in a majority of the Senate to the contrary course. 1 l/ooklng over the entire field of the Senate, no man can be found who is quipped as Senator Aldrtch is to flgnt the battle of the ultra-protectionists. Smoot of Utah forged to the front very a rapidly, under Aldrich's careful tutelage . and guidance, and his knowledge of the tariff, based on ceaseless study, is exten- 1 aitra Unt orlthAnt rlgnPAfift t l#tn a# flaw a I v* v v* *-?14 v ?v?bi*vuv <-v??ivii v? ociiaivi 6moot, it will not ?? contended that he t can All Aldrich's place to the full. Opening for Progressives. It is regarded as inevitable that the progressive tariff doctrines of Beveridge, Dolliver. Cummins, Clapp and Nelson will be given more days in court in the future, because there will not be men to gainsay them with tbe word of authority Akfrich could deliver. In consequence a wail is expected to go up from all New England and tbe seats " or the ultra-protectionists. And by the same token there are likely to be rejoicings west of the Ohio river. N. O. si. Earthquake Shock in Montana. HELJ9KA. Mont.. April 10. ? A slight t earthquake shock was felt In Helena, t Butte and Anaconda at 1:30 thin morning. * Ho dam? Is report**, . *? % IS MAN OF COURAGE I Speaker Cannon's Estimate of Senator Haie. SPEAKS OF OLD LEADERS; j rheir Retirement From Politics Does j Rot Affect Uncle Joe. STATEHOOD BILL TO BE URGED | President Determined to Fulfill Party Pledge to Arizona and New Mexico. "Uncle Joe" Cannon's cornfield pbilosohy was In evidence at the White IIous? ?day. The Speaker made a brief oah n President Taft. discussed matters of Relation with him, and meandered out i f the executive offices to rnnfront newstaper inquirers. The Speaker was well, eellng all right, had a ten-cent break- . ut, which he thought sufficient for any van, and was ready for a day's business. J 'hen it was suggested to him that the Id-timers of the .Senate were getting ut. Would that afreet him? Well, not if he knew it. Senators Hale ,nd Aldrich were not in good health; d?n the muck rakers," and a few other cdnied statements. Man of Courage. "But did Senator Hale have political j alpitation?' some one asked. "Hale is a man of courage," asserted i he Speaker, "and I have no idea that j tolitics In his state influenced his action. \ lis health is better than political office." j "Well, you are getting along In years," L was suggested, "and do you consider our health?" "Well, I expect to live twenty-five years >nger and will have a good time." "Your activities may tell upon your ealth. though?" "Not a hit of it. People die from glut>ny, underwork and worry. Plenty of ork never hurts anybody. If I didn't ustle around at times I would get stale." vnuuuii v>i 11 ui; orvcui.) "luut , ears old May 7 next and twenty-live Bars added to that will make him ninetyine years o d when he is ready to pass . ver to that region where Victor Murdock i ill be a ni-lld, joyful young cherub, and ooper and Fowler, together with other lsurgents, will c*hsp to tight over rules nd Invite "Uncle Joe" to accompany i tem on jaunts into beautiful vales of the visty beyond. But even with that, Uncle Joe" shudders when he thinks of ?at least he <Hd today. resident Determined on Statehood. , If President Taft can have hl? way rixona and New Mexico will become ates following this session of Congress nd after they comply with the proviaous of the law he wants passed. The resident thinks that statehood Was a romise of the Chicago convention, and nat Congress should make that promise 1 ood. He conferred today with Repre- ' entatives Hamilton, Cole, Guernsey and i IcKinney of the House committee on ter- ] itories. They aasuerd the President they culd do everything in their power to put trough the House a statehood bill tnat ouln suit him, and that they would set ' lie bill before that body at the earliest i osstble moment, no that It will not be ] angina in the laet days oi the session. Asking Pardon for Walsh. President Taft today heard an appeal ar the pardon of John R. Walsh, the Chicago banker who is serving sentence ar bank wrecking, and who fought his onviction through every court in the and. The petition tor the pardon of he aged banker was presented by Repasantatlve Culiop of tne second Indiana istrict, and it contained 22,UUo names of eople in ihe second district, which is ntered by the system of railroads that rere owned and controlled by Mr. Walsh, 'lie President listened to the statements t Mr- Culiop, gianceu over the long pe- 1 ltion and directed that it be referred to ne Department of Justice to take the suai course before coming to him. Many ither petitions are to follow this one, it ( i stated, and consideration of the eforts for pardon will he begun when Atorney General Wicker sham Is ready. Instructions to Tariff Board. President Taft gave instructions late esterday to the tariff board that will robably be far reaching both along busiiess and political lines. The President aid the board, the members of which conered with him, to begin work at onoe curing statistics showing cost of the roduction of articles in this country and broad. The orders of the President are ant&mount to making the tariff board a ommission to investigate and report to lie While Houee ana Concrete ail inormation that will he useful in future evleions of the tariff and that will enable arid schedules of ihe future to be baaed ipon protection that marks the diiternce between cost In the United States nd cost abroad. The President lias iiw orniauon that Congress will grant the ppropriation of $&rm>uo requested by him or carrying on the work of the board, ,nd he believes the board will accomplish . most important work. commutation of Sentence. President Taft has commuted to four ears the sentence of Herbert W. Tiers, vho pleaded guiity to abstracting $50,000 if the funds of the First National Bank if Pittsburg, and was sentenced to five -ears in prison. The commutation relucss the sentence one year. PUGILIST AS RESCUER. Fohnson Aids Participants in Anto Wreck. CHICAGO, III.. April 19,-^Jack Johnion. negro champion heavyweight pugilist, early today assisted firemen in escuing two men and a woman, who i i.J a U - * - i vere ourieu uuuei me wrecaage or an mtomobile which turned turtle with our passengers while speeding through lackson Park. One woman was thrown >ut uninjured. The two men and the >ther woman occupant were buried unler the overturned car. Johnson with its trainer was passing in his car and vent to the rescue. Johnson attempted :o lift the overturned tar. but failed. He sent his trainer, N. J. Furey, to call i hook and ladder company. A dozen firemen assisted by Johnson If ted the wnscked car. The injured perions were then put in Johnson's car and ushed to a hospital. At the hospital t was said that Miss <Jrace Dury, twenty years old, was the only one injured. Admiral Hubbard as Host. A MOT, April 10.?Rear. Admiral Hubjard df the American Asiatic squadron ntertained the Chinese dignitaries here it luncheon today on board his flagship, iie Charleston. / FOREIGN STRIKERS RH)T THOUSANDS QUIT WORK AT PRESSED STEEL PLANT. Street Car Traffic Practically Abandoned in Pittsburg Suburb?Police on Guard. PITTSBURG, April 19?Street car traffic in Stowe township has been practically abandoned, crowds of foreigners are parading the streets, squads of police are patrolling the strike district and the Pressed Steel Car Company plant in Schoenv^lle is operating with about men. the resuit of a strike, inaugurated Lhere yesterday by 1,000 foreigners employed in the erection in the afternoon. Today 4,500 men are idle. The strikers ire gaining recruits each hour. Early today American workmen on their way to the car company plant were stopped and in some instances kept from Lhelr accustomed occupations by force. Fight Their Way Through. A few fougbt their way through the crowds of strikers surrounding the car plant stocks and gained the protoction of the guards inside the gates. Every car entering McKees Rocks is being stopped by strikers and the crews entreated to end their runs at U'Eonovans bridge and turn back to the city. A call for state constabulary may be made before the day is over on account lu uiti general uisoruer anu me incipient rioting. Tlie strikers have called a union mass meeting to be addressed this afternoon by leaders of the industrial Workers of uie World. # ??? RUDDER BROKEN AT SEA. " 1 II ! . Pacific Liner, With Seventy Passengers Aboard, Asks Assistance. SAX FRANCISCO, April 19?The Mat- ! son Navigation Steamship Company's big liner Lurline, carrying more than seventy passengers, has broken her rudder stock 400 miles from port, and has sent wireless messages for assistance in entering the Golden Gate. The Lurline, a^hich sailed for San Francisco from Honolulu last Tuesday, met with the accident some time yesterday. Wireless messages reported her safe when Bhe was two miles from port Sunday. The wireless messages received at Mare Island last night say that following the accident steering tackle was rigged to the steamer's rudder and that she was j towing hawsers. The steamer was reported to be making good time, and would' probably be able to make the approach to the San li^sonsio/iA Ktii ??A A .t. ? ? ? i- ia.iiv.i0^v i IUI tj*'i , i/ui aiu wuuiu !uo re* quired 10 enter port. Assistance has been sent to the vessel. TEN CHOSEN TO TRY WOLTER. Prospects for Completion of Jury Without Delay Are Excellent. NEW YORK. April 19 -With ten jurors in the box at noon and long-winded examinations of talesmen ruled out by the court, the prospects were excellent for an early completion of the jury which Is to try Albert Wolter for the murder of Ruth Wheeler, as the trial was resumed today. By Judge Foster's instructions all the approaches to the room were guarded by policemen, with strict injunctions to admit no women and only such men as have business with the court. Wolter today appeared little more concerned over his possible fate than yesterday. when his nonchalance excited remark. Wallace D. Scott, a recent recruit to the New York 'bar from Sioux Falls, S. D.. Is defending the nineteen-year-old youth, charged with one of the most atrocious crimes in metropolitan annals In strangling the fifteen-year-old girl, who called at his rooms seeking employment as a stenographer, following the murderous assault with an attempt to burn the body to conceal toe crime. The line of Wolter's defense has not been outlufcerf fey hi* counsel. i A NEW ISSUE. nn uvnno nrrrnor ui\. niuLoucmioc i ' Attorney Walsh Makes Opening Statement to Jury. DISCUSSES HUNTON DEATH Physician and Wife Did Not Know Contents of Swope Will. PRIVATE LIFE OF COLONEL Lawyer Declares He Had Been In( tozicated Every Afternoon for the Last Twentv-Five Years. KANSAS CITY. Mo.. April 19.?The line of defense Dr. B. C. Hyde will use in his tight for acquittal of tip* charge that he killed Col. Thomas H. Swope by poison was outlined for the lirst time today, when Attorney Frank P. Walsh made his opening statement to the jury. "The testimony will show, ' said Mr. Waish, "that Dr. Hyde and his wife, who is a daughter of Mrs. L. O. Swope, have lived in perfect contentment since their marriage, and this point will prove of great weight in this case." Taking up the death of J. Moss Hunton, Mr. Walsh said Dr. Hyde was not Hunton's regular physician, hut was attending Col. Swope when called to aid in the care of Hunton. That Hunton was sulferiug front apoplexy there was no doubt, said Mr. Waisn, and bleeding was suggested by Dr. Twyinan, the awope physician, who died yesterday. "Dr. Twyman aided in bleeding Hunton and tied the string which stopped the flow of blood," he said, "and it.was only when Dr. Twyman thought enough blood had been drained that he adjusted the string." Kept Contents of Will Secret. Touching on the life of Col. Thomas H. Swope, the attorney told how the millionaire had kept his will a secret from every person except his office partner, Sylvester Spangler. "The testimony will show," said Mr. Walsh, "that neither Dr. Hyde rior his wire Knew pnur to t_ot. owope aeatn whether Mrs. Hyde would share in the millionaire's estate." Speaking of the private life of Col. Swope, Mr. Walsh stated that the colonsl, during the last twenty-live years, had been drunk every afternoon. Col. Swope s custom of taking a tonic containing strychnine was mentioned. Mr. Walsh denounced the attempts to show that Col. Swope was not friendly with Dr. Hyde. "If Col. Bwopc had a good friend on earth it was Dr. B. C. Hyde," said he. Navy-Harvard Race Thursday. ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 19.?The boat race between the Harvard and navy eights, heretofore announced to take place here next Saturday, will be rowed Thursday afternoon next at 4 o'clock, wind and weather permitting. There was some misunderstanding as to the date, which was settled today, when Supt. Bowyer consented to Thursday. Sir Douglas Neane HI. CHICAGO. 111., April 19.?After a hurried trip from Hartford, Conn., where she had been visiting friends, Lady Frances Neane of London has come to Chicago in response to a telegram stating that the condition of her husband, Sir Douglas Neane, had taken a turn for the worse. He has been 111 for two weeks with pneumonia. Early today, however, he showed considerable Improvement. Mark Twain Has Good Night. REDDING, Conn., April 19?Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) is still holding his own. Dr. Robert H. HaJsey of New Vork, who has been at Stormfleld the greater part of the time since Mr. Clemens' return th&fc said this morning: "Mr. OMtoens passed a comfortable night.' mm MM.Is somewhat brighter today. DiMrggBgjH*condition is unchanged." AL IN THE CRIP OFHJER LARGE SECTION OF COUNTRY SUFFERS FROV FLAREEACK. Heronry Bdov the Freezing Degree at Many Points?Conditiont in Washinf ton. Features of the wintry "flareback," which has a large section of the United States in its icy grip, snow, frost and ice, continue today according to telegrams received at the weather bureauIt is snowing along the Ohio river at Cincinnati and Pittsburg and other points, a mi n eezing remperature is prevailing at Pittsburg and vicinity. The lowest tempera<ure reported this forenoon was 22, at Moorhead, Minn. The mercury is at the freezing point, 32 degrees, in the Ohio valley; also at Indianapolis and at Elklns, W. Va. In upper Michigan it is 2 degrees below the point at which water freezes. The report from the weather observer at St. Gouis this morning, where snowwas falling yesterday, states that the mercury has risen 10 degrees above the freezing point. Conditions are clearing tip in the west and warmer weather is prevailing, especially in the Mississippi valley and west of the Rockies. Temperature in Washington. The thermometers at the weather bureau in this city show that the temperature here this morning was 48, or ten degrees lower than yesterday. By tomorrow morning Prof. Garriott predicts there will be a drop of ten degrees more to 38. 14 p en it will ha mAro a ?* 1 oao r.l A?i/1 x*" ?* J ?? ?fc ? ?/V IIIVI v VI IVOO LIV UU.J I which will prevent frost formation in this 'locality. But tomorrow night it is feared ! the temperature will be as low as the j frost line. Fair and cooler is the general prediction for tomorrow. During the prevailing rainy spell :i>?a !inches of water feil in the District of j Columbia, which the weather forecaster says is more precipitation than there has been during the more than three and a hall' months thuB far of 1910. SNOW AND HAIL IN VALlEY. Fruit Men in Northern Virginia Alarmed?Conditions Elsewhere. WINCHESTER. Va.. April 19.?Snow and hall fell at intervals this morning over the fruit beit of northern Virginia, and the thermometer has taken a decided tumble, falling forty-live degrees alnce yesterday at noon, approaching dangerously near the freezing point. Fruit men are greatly alarmed. Drop in Temperature. PITTSBURG. April 19.?Snow covers western Pennsylvania and parts of West Virginia today. The temperatures range from forty-one to thirty-two above zero. Damage to orchards in West Virginia is reported. I *nTt AW M in ih fiTT A THU A fl 0V A DAl/A-Ei AXiA aoox X AX DAA. British Steamer Anglian Is Towed i Into Qneenstown. LONDON, April 19.?The British steamer Englishman arrived at Quaanstown today having in tow the British steamer Anglian. Tugboats will take the Anglian from here to her destination. The British steamer Anglian, which left Boston April 1 for London, broke her tail shaft when 840 miles west of Fastnet April ?. She was reported at that time to he in tow of the Englishman. which sailed from Portland, Me., March 31 for Bristol. EXPECT WAGE INCREASE. Delaware and Hndsoa Officials Conferring With Employes. WILKESBARRE, Pa., April 19.?-The grievance committee of the employes of the Delaware and Hudaon Company la in conference today with the officials of the company at Albany, N. Y. The fact that the company has granted all shopmen an increase of 6 per cent, to go into etfeot May 1. is taken as an indication by the conductors, engineers. hremen and telegraphers that H^ir demands Also will-be granlad, ft COTTONJOB. PROBE Federal Grand Jury in New York Examines Witnesses. tunrD titfACUiM^Trtki nonco unucn ivnoniiiu i urn unutn # Attorney General's Instructions to the District Attorney. PROTEST FROM THE PRODUCERS Claim Government Is Unwittingly Aiding the Bears?Mr. Xenyon Issues Statement. NEW YORK. April 19.?Cotton brokers, with their lawyers, bearing voluminous records and papers, (looked to the Federal building today to attend the inquiry which the special federal grand jury is making into an alleged bull pool in cotton. Fourteen men were subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury, among them some of the largest operators In the cotton market In. New York. They are William P. Jenks, of Craig & Jenks; Evans R. Dick, of Dick Brothers ft Co.; J. Temple Gwmthmey, Norrle Seller, of Dick Brothers ft Co.; Nathaniel L Carpenter of Carpenter, Baggott ft Co.; John H. McFadden, of George H. McFadden & Bros.; Col. T. Revere, William D. Martin, Ell B. Springs and Richard A. Springs of Springs ft Co.; George W. Neville, Edi mrd Mdvm. david h Miller nnrl Wil 11am R. Craig1 of Craig & Jenks. Undergo Examination. The witnesses appeared one by one before the grand Jury. Some of them brought with them papers and books from their offices. As the witnesses left the grand Jury room they were directed to the district attorney's office, where they were questioned by Clark Kercher. Mr. Kercher said that, while, of course, future action In the case would be contingent on the action of the grand jury, he was familiarising himself with the case, so as to be prepared for any developments. The grand Jury probably will occupy all of the day in examination of the witnesses, and the investigation may be continued tomorrow. Department Gives Instructions. Officials of the Department of Justice today admit that the department has gives Instructions to tha United States attorney for the southern district of New Tork to proceed before the grand Jury there against an alleged pool of cotton men trying to corner the raw cotton of th? country. The action of the department has caused consternation In some portions of the south, where, it is alleged, the government Is unwittingly co-operating with the bears, and telegrams are pouring in on southern senators and representatives to carefully investigate the situation. William S. Kenyon. assistant to Attorney General Wlckersham. in trust prosecutions, late yesterday talked over the j long distance telephone with Attorney General Wickersham, who Is .In New York, and last night issued a statement covering the intentions of the department toward the cotton men: Text of the Statement. The statement is as follows: "In connection wjth the discussion over the prevalent high prices of food and other commodities, the attention of the Attorney General has been directed to the alleged existence of certain pools and combinations operating corners in various commodities and their effect on interstate commerce. "Information was laid before liirn indicating the fact that a combination had befen formed between a number of operators to buy up all of the remaining unused raw cotton produced in the l.'nited i States during the crop year 190W-1910. "That as tne result of the operations of this pool the price of this cotton already has been advanced so largely in excess of the normal price that the cotton manufacturers had greatly reduced their output rather than buy at this exorbitant price, throwing out of employment upward of 25 per cent of the cotton mill operators of the I'nited States, thus resulting in the monopolization of an entire visible supply of raw cotton in the marLr?.e i u* 4i? i- *i? ? ci auu liir uitmiiuLiuii in me Lunimerfe in cotton goods. "It is anticipated that interesting disclosure* will be made of the composition and management of this combination." CHANGSHA RIOTS ENDED. Property Damage Heavy, But All Foreigners Thought Safe. PEKING. April 19.?The rioting of natives at Changsha has ceased. A new governor of the province is on his way to Changsha and political complications as a result of the attack upon the property of foreigners are not likely to occur. The American legation here believes that all of the Americans in the disturbed district escaped to Hankow. The Japanese colony was the last to leave Changsha. The Japanese consulate was burned but the British consulate situated outside the city was not harmed. Tho damage caused by the rioters has not been computed as yet. but the total certainly will be large. American property, however, has suffered but a small loss. Mr. and Mrs. L. Scott Carsweil of Baltimore have received a cablegram from their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Edward H. Hume, who were compelled to flee from Changsha, China, to Hankow, when Chinese burned the building of the Yale University Mission a few days ago. Both missionaries are safe. Alleged Swindler Goes to Jail. INDIANA POT.IS, Tnd., April 10.-James Jackson, president of the Eclipse Coal Company, was sent to jail las: night because he was unable to give bond for his appearance to answer to the charge of swindling customers by selling shortweight coal.' Jackson was arrested and indicted for an alleged swindle by which it is said two hotels and the city hospital were cheated out of $9,000 by short weight. Railway Offers Wage Compromise. CINCINNATI. Ohio. April 19.?General Manager Horace Baker of the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific railway, yesterday offered a compromise to the railway trainmen who have been demanding higher wages and better working conditions. The committee of trainman decided to etibmlt the compromise to a. vote af tfce members af tha -orgsnlinrlon BRYAN OIFORTAFT "Administration Has My Confidence," He Says. PLEADS FOR PORTO RICO I Would Fight Hookworm and Establish Pan-American College. PRAISE FOR GOV. COLTOH Island Key to Unlock South America for United States, He Avers, Told Them There We Mean Well to Them. "The present administration has my entire confidence so far an its sood Intent is concerned," said William Jennings Bryan to the House committee on insular affairs, today. Mr. Bryan, fresh from a stay of ten days in Porto Rico, part of his trip to South America and the West Indies, appeared before the committee to urge an appropriation of $37.1,000 from the federal treasury for the extermination of the bookworm disease In the island and to advocate the establishment of a Pan American college in Porto Rico. The committee seemed considerably Impressed by Mr. Bryan's arguments. Representative Olmsted ot Pennsylvania, Its chairman, and a number of other members made comments Indicating thsy were ready and willing to stand for the propositions advocated by the distinguished Nebraskan. Mr. Bryan reached Washington this morning and expects to leave for Lincoln tonight. Reception in Lobby. At the conclusion of the hearing before the committee Mr. Bryan tramped through the subway and went up on the main floor, where he held an impromptu reception In the House lobby. The news of hi? presence soon got around and in a few minutes he was surrounded by a cordial throng of democrats and republicans. His greeting was hearty. 8omebody introduced the peerless leader to a republican member from Pennsylvania. "1 am glad to meet you," said Mr. Bryan- "If a man has to be a republican 1 would rather he would be one tn Pennsylvania. where he can't do so much harm. Victor Murdoch, the insurgent republican from Wichita, Kan., was one of those who greeted him. "I art giatf." said Bryan to Murdock, "that your living so near Nebraska baa not been in vain." Calls Upon Speaker. After the little reception was over Mr. Bryan called on Speaker Cannon, aud they chatted for fifteen minutes. "We did not talk politics," said Speaker Cannon afterward. "Mr. Bryan is a very busy man, and we merely exchanged a few words. We have known each other a long time." Representative Hitchcock of Lincoln. Neb., Mr. Bryan's nome town, took the peerless leader to lunch. Among the other guests were Representative Champ Clark of Missouri, the democratic floor leader; Representative Lloyd of Missouri, chairman ot tne democratic congressional campaign committee, and , Representative Oliie James of Kentucky. His Testimony Voluntary. Mr. Bryan's appearance before the insular affairs committee was entirely voluntary. There was a regular meeting scheduled for today. Just as the members were getting together, about 10:30 o'clock. Representative Champ Clark of Missouri, minority leader in the House, telephoned to j CI airman Olmsted that Mr. Bryan, who | was in town for the day, would apprej ciate the favor of being heard for half | an hour or so. The committee gladly granted the request. About 11 o'clock Mr. Bryan, looking bronzed and hale and hearty, and perhaps just a hit stouter and balder than during the ll?0N campaign, appeared at the coin j tnittee room door with Representative Ol! lie James of Kentucky, his devoted friend and follower, and Cotter T. Bride, with whom lie used to dwell when a member of the House of Representatives. Mr. Bryan shook hands with all tiie members of the committee. Then ne retired to a far <-orner of the room for a ten-minute whispered conversation with Representative Jones of Virginia. "Mr. Bryan has just returned from Porto Rico," said Chairman Olmstead. when the democratic standard bearer had taken his place at tne head of the table. "While this committee has already made n favorable report on the Porto Rican bill, every member will be glad of til* opportunity to hear Mr. Bryan s views." Mr. Bryan bowed. Bryan Anxious to Help. "I appreciate the courtesy of this committee,'' he said, "in permitting me to submit some remarks in regard to Porto Rico. Having spent ten days in the island. 1 felt that I might render some service to the people of the island and to the people of the I'nited States?for it is indisputable that their interests are identical?by submitting a few observations on the situation. "I may say that while I was in Porto Rico 1 studiously avoided the discussion of any political question. In a speech I made there 1 explained why I thought tiiis was necessary. 1 pointed out, too, that, however much we may differ in th?* United States on political questions, we are in thorough harmony in our desire to do absolute justice to the Island of Porto Hico. "The present administration," said Mr. Firyan. w th great emph i^.s. "has my entire confidence, so far as its good intent is concerned. 1 'emphasized my argument to them along this line by a phase of our own party politics. "As a candidate I told them I was supported by fi.iHio.OOfi voters?that is to say, bv about .m.000,000 people. But when we Were defeated, we did not question the patriotism or the sincerity of the people who had voted against us. but merely deplored their lack of information. "It is the same way In Porto Rico. The neonle of the tslanu must not question the Parity of the interest of the United In th?m. . Dlttico ?? ? / As He Sees His Duty. "And." said Mr. Bryan, "as I told tha people of Porto Rico to have faith, then it is my duty here to do what I can to establish for them a foundation for that faith. "Incidentally, I will submit my views on Porto Rico in full, in wrltlns, some time today, and will merely make a few or?l observations at this time." The democratic chieftain loan *ava