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word stable there. It reminds one of
horses and mules and manure piles
outside. Besides, garage would be
But then if we are to have a Tam
many superstructure we might as
well start with a stable foundation.
Now this Tammany is to be the
real thing, for Sweitzer says that the
organization in every part of the city
will be "in the hands of men who
have been searched and tested as to
qualification "for their places of trust,
who have an idea of the responsibil
ity imposed upon them and capacity
to perform the work incidental to
election and at the election itself. We
won't stand for any other kind of
I had hoped to get to the speeches
of Sullivan and Egan today, but
Sweitzer"s speech was so meaty I
didn't get through with it. I'll try to
finish that job Monday.
PREACHER HELD ON MANN ACT
CLAIMS TO BE NEGRO
New York, March 4. Seemingly a
cultured white man, Rev. Ferrer F.
Martyn, arrested in the "black belt"
region with Vera Davis, a mulatto, to
day described himself as "colored"
and was to be turned over to the fed
eral authorities for prosecution under
the Mann act. Martyn fled from St.
Louis last summer, disappearing
from his pastorate, the First Negro
Baptist church, about the time the
Davis girl left her home. In St. Louis
he left a wife, who is unmistakably
a negro, the authorities declare. Ac
cording to the Davis girl, she and
Martyn have lived together in New
York since he joined her here 15
days after her disappearance.
tfdfc Martyn is a graduate of the Union
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and the son of Rev. Carlos Martyn,
former consul, preacher and author
of note. His mother was the daugh
ter of a Central American dictator.
He held pastorates at Ridgewood, N.
J., and Elmhurst, L. I., appearing then
to be a white maq
HOUSE POSTPONES VOTE
Washington, March 4. Following
today's conference of house leaders,
Democratic Leader Kitchin said it
was practically certain that the house
vote on Rep. McLemore's resolution
would be postponed until Monday,
and possibly Tuesday. He also said
it was probable the resolution would
be redrafted to have the house vote
directly on the merits of warning
Americans off armed merchantmen.
It was certain that wide difference
of opinion in the rules committee
the body which must pave, the way
for consideration of the McLemore
resolution by reporting a special rule
for its disposition was mainly re
sponsible for the delay.
SENATE NOT SURE WHAT IT DID
Washington, March 4. The senate
was still trying hard today 'to find out
what it really did yesterday in tibling
Gore resolution. So was the house,
the -white house, state department,
newspaper correspondents, and, pre
sumably, whole American nation.
Everybody at the capitol was
doubtful, befuddled and also argu
mentative. The white hbuse was sat
isfied that the "president had been
supported." How far the senate's sup
port was actually recorded was still
an issue which promised wordy wars
for many weeks.
Administration supporters today
denounced Gore's parliamentary
move in forcing his substitute reso
lution to the fore and ditching his
original warning resolution as "chi
canery." They insisted it did not af
fect the real result of an administra
Discussion of armed merchantmen
submarine issue broke again on sen
ate floor as result of statement read
into record by Senator Lodge, deny
ing that British government ever is
sued warning during the Japanese
Russian war to its citizens to keep off