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only newspaper published in Newport News that receives the full news report of the Asso? ciated Press. VOL. XI11. NO. I."). BRYAN IN KENTUCKY 10 HID 60V. BECKHAM Tells Democrats of Blue Grass it Is Their Duty to Elect Him. TELLS WHY HE'S I? FPANKFORT 3nys Nobody Asked K m to Come, But Thut He Felt it was His Duty as a Good Democrat?Talks to the Legislators Behind Closed Doors. ? What He Said. (By Associated Press) FRANKFORT, K Y.. Jan. Ill?The climax of \V. .1. Bryan's visit to Frankfort was reached this afternoon Jivhen he spoke lo the Democratic members of the legislature bt hint) (.?losen doors, advocating the re-elec? tion <-r former Governor Beckham as United States senator. Mr. Bryan said that neither Gov? ernor Beckham nor anybody else had invited him to Frankfort. He declared he had no four for hlmtolf. He said he was I old In the Uoebel campaign that he might hurl himself if he came to Kentucky. "I am nol afraid of hurting mysell when the interests of Hie Democratic jin-ty are at steak." said Mr. Bryan. "I might he a candidate tills >ear." be sn'd. "I do not know. Only two delegates have been elected ami they are not enough to elect me. If what I say here affects my chances of election it Is not a sufficient bribe to keep inf.- month cIofoiI, I am in tho habit of saying what I think." He said he had not come to Ken? tucky for Beckham, hut lor the Dem? ocratic nominee, and that if McCre ary were tin- nominee for senator lie would he here speaking for McCroary. "I ?am hen |." said he, "because ' believe the Democratic ticket has a good chance to bo elected this year. I do not know who the Democratic standard bean r may be, hut 1 know tt. takes a Democratic Senate and House to uphold the President. I do not want to lie a President simply to rit. In a chair, but to do something for the people. "All the popularity of Hie Repub? lican President has come from adopt? ing Democratic principles and reform. We cannot rely much on Republican senators. Wie may get the House, but It will require an overwhelming vic? tory t<> got the Senate. I am hopeful ?wo may make enough gains to se? cure the Senate for Democratic re? form. On Hie vote of one senator may rest the fite of Democratic prin? ciples. "For a generation we have hod a government under corporate control. This government was sold lo the highest bidder and since that time a ?aturnnllan feast has existed at Wash? ington. The only relief is a Dcnio critie triumph, this fall; not only the White House, but also the House and Senate. The legislature of Kentucky faces a great responsibility and should arise to the occasion and elect n Democratic, senator on whose vote the deliverance may rest." Party Above Personal ty. lie said personalities should not be allowed to figure in polities. He Enid It was wrong for Democrats to re? fuse't(> Slt'Pi>Ort men juB| because Ihoy did not want thein.^llo said in 1904 he took Iiis modiclno in Parker. Par? ker was the man above all others be j did not want, "but." declared Mr. I Bryan, "be stood for more Democ? racy than the Republic-ins did ami 1 accepted him and did what I could for him. Olvo me a bitter enemy, and If he stands for the same things 1 Stand for I will do mo"e for him than his beat friend." - At the conclusion of Mr. Bryan's ?speech to the Democratic member*:" oil the legislature Senator Wl.ler Campbell, one of the antl-Bcckham Democrlls, arose and sa'd be Would refrain from making public his rea? sons why he would not vole for Beckham for senator, but bo would give Mr. Bryan bis reasons in private and be felt Furo Mr. Brvnn would shake his hand and say: "Well done, good and faithful Democrat." lie was] fCreotnd with hliMov. vi?. ltr.v<ii T.v.'o nn add rear before tjiA legislature today, speaking as follows: "The enibe/.lenvi ( of power Is as great, a crime as the embezzle? ment of money." Mr. Bryan was referring to the nvnn -who 'b elected to a legislative body snd then votes against the wishes of Hie people who sent lllm. "I hope the time will come,' he said," when such butt ay era will bp whipped from pow< r." Mr. iiry in declared that legislators who are tui> conscientious to vote as those who elect them want, should be conscientious enough to resign their pffices. Real Cause of Panic. "The right of the corporations cx lOIld only to those given to them by law." declared Mr. Bryan. The warn? ing of President Roosevelt as to g eat fortune, which had been built up by the growth of the corporations, was warmly commended by the speaker. Mr. llrynn said that he wanted to express his gratification Mid gratitude for this taking off from his shoulders a part of the cussing from corporations which he formerly had to bear. According to 'he speaker the recent panic was due to fictitious values. The railroad--, hu Slid, had palmed Off on the public stocks thai were the primary cause of the disturbance, lie -.aid every slate should pass such laws or amendments ns would mako impossible watend stock and ficti? tious capitalisation. The legislature is still deadlocked, both hnures having adjourned after balloting f"r senator without result. KILLED IN COLO BLOOD THE WOMAN HE LOVED Frank Calhorn Murdered Mrs. Ada Jones at Her Home in Cambria, This State. (Rv Associated Press) ROANOKK, V.V. Jan. 21.?A special from Chrlstlansburg, Vu.. says: Prank Cnthcm this afternoon shot ami kill id Mrs. Ada Jones, the young wife of Sidney Jones, in the Jones homo nt Cambria, \'a. Jealousy was the cause of the tragedy. There were eye witnesses to thee killing. Cathcm wcni to Christiansburg and begged to he locked up. hut declined lit first to tell what crime he had com? mitted. Liter he said he had killed Mrs. Jones because In- loved her und she had married another man. He said he went lo her home ami told her he was going to kill her. she lagged hlni to go away, bill that he drew his revolver and shot hor to dentil. FOOLING WITH POLITICS Senator Bacon Wants Officers Proh'blled from Belog Boomers. REGULAR SVORKINTERFEREO WITH Should Either Give Up Politics or His Office?Senate Spends Considerable Time Considering the Code Bill? Duties of Naval Officers. WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 2'.'.? The Senate, today discussed the prob? ability of using one of Its committees to investigate the circumstances con? nected with the issuance of an in? junction In the casQ of the Hltchmani Coal & c$okc Company vs John Mitchell by Judge Alston G. Dayton, of tho United Stales Circuit Court of the Northern district of West Virgi? nia. Senator Cullierson asked to have a resolution for that purpose sdoptud. During the consldt ration of the hill to revise the criminal code, Senator Bacon, of Georgia, declared that there should be legislative restrictions against any officer of tho executive branch of the government devoting anv of his Unto to advancing the poli? tical Interacts of any candidate for of? lice, or any party. "l would be very glad lo see a change In the law," Bald Mr. Ilaron. "which would put a man oh notice that when he accepts Office In an executive department he Is ex? pelled lo attend to his business nipl nothing else and if be is to contribute anything lo a campaign ho must lay down his office. High officers and ofricerc not so high have abandoned Hit ir posts and a proper discharge of his duties bncaino political partisans.'.' The Senate adopted without discus i!on two resolutions;. Introduced by Senator (Inle, chairman of the commit? tee on naval affairs calling on I ho ?e-cretary of the navy for information concerning the duties of certain naval officers. Senator (lore introduced a bill io prohibit the use of tho United Slates mails or telegraph and telephone lines engaged In interstate business for the transmission of Information concerning transactions relating to options on agricultural products. Senator Blkins introduced a hill to regulate commerce With foreign na? tions ami to place American vessels On tile same footing as foreign vessels Tlie Senate adjourned t?r the day at 4:12 p. m. Considerable time having been spent In considering the code bill. NEWPORT NEW! EVELYN GIVES JEROME AS GOOD AS HE SENDS Young f?rs. Thaw Ready at All Times Wim Answer for Dis? trict Attorney's Questions UNDER CR0SS-EXAMI1I4TIQN ALL DAY Prosecuting Attorney Uocd Every Ef? fort at His Command to Confuse and Tangle the Witness, But Was U:i3ticcescful?Beginning to Talk About the End of the Trial. (Bv Associated Press) NEW YORK, Jan. 21?District At? torney Jerome's long nnd Bcvorc cross examination of Mrs. Evelyn Nesbtl Thaw at the trial of her husband, canto lo an end late today. The at? torneys for tho d fenso then succeed? ed in pliciug in evidence a letter written by the defendant in the tall of 1.903, which completely corroborated the Claim tint the girl, who was to beci me his wife, did loll him Ihe slory of her relations With Stanford White, much as she lias related on the stand on this and. the former trial. This letter was one of a dosen which were read to tho Jury as tending to commioltorale young Mrs. Tlnw's ics (imoiiy and as further lending to -how the effect her story bad upon the di rondout'a mind. Most of these letters were rood lo the jury in the former trial and were considered as one of the strongest h'ts of evidence In the hands of the defense. Mr. Jerome objected to their In? troduction into the record today, but was overruled by Justice Dpwllng, after Thaw himself had made n waiv? er or the confidential relation of counsel and client when Frederick W. Longfellow, bis former attorney, appeared on the stand to Identify Die letters. Some of the writings were address? ed to Mr. Longfellow and others ha.l licen sent to him to be dollvred to Miss Ncsblt. They a!J cpntnif? J many referenc? es to the girl's history and to her experience, nnd In the letters Intend? ed for the young woman. Thaw con? stantly bespoke his love and respect for her. Many o( the sentences rambled on Incoherently and there were many erasures and interlinea? tions. The first letter Mr. Littleton read today was a ropltltlon, largely In the defendant's own words, of the story the N'esblt girl says she told him I" Pnrls in 1903. Ill It, however. Thaw refers to two "drugged champaign" incidents, one where the photogtahpic studio, and the other In the Twenty-fourth street house, whereas Mrs. Thaw twice tes tT. d thai while luncheon and wine were served during her posing at the prolog!aphic place, nothing out the ordinary occurred. Thaw's letter ro roborated Mr. Thtw in that he de? clared It was in the Twenty-fourth street, houso that she and Stanford White first were alone. Mr. Jerome was much quieter in Ilia handling of young Mrs. Thaw to? day and his voice lacked the high, har.-b pitch which tilled the court room yesterday. The cross examination resolved it? self for a tlmo into a verbal battle between prosecutor and witness and (hero were several lively tilts. The defense is Hearing its close. Tomorrow morning Thaw's will and the codicil made it the limb of his marriage to Evelyn Ncsblt, both or which were introduced hist year as further evidences of Irrationality of the defendant will he proved ami In? troduced. Then will follow the tes? timony of Miss Neelle Morehoese l.awi once of California, who w:is Thaw's teacher whorf he was six years old, nnd he could not tnlk in? telligibly, it is said. Miss. Lawrence kept a diary in which there are many entries concerning young Thaw and nil effort will bo made to get this le-tlinony In evidence. Mrs, WHHam Thaw lc expected during (ho day lo complete her testi? mony. The insanity exports should bo reached not later than Thursday afternoon and the defense hopes lo close Its case by Friday night. A week later [Thaw's fnle should be in the hands or (ho Jury. Cross Examination of Evelyn. When District Attorney Jerome ro sumed his cross examination or Kv lyn Nesbit Thaw tod'ty, ho reverted (Continued on Pago Two.) S. VA., WEDNESDAY JOHN MITCHELL DECUsES GIFT OF DRAFT FOR $2,700 The Donors, Montona and Wyoming Miners, However, Turned It Over to Mrs. Mitchell. (Hy Associated >'rrss) INDIANAPOLIS. IND., .Ian. 21. Perhaps tili? most eloquent speech President John Mitchell et the United Mine Workers of Alliierten ever made was delivered this afternoon before the National Miners' convention which convened her,- today When he decline,! to accept n personal gift of $2,700 tendered him hy the miners of Mon? tana und Wyoming as- a token bl their appreciation of his efforts to make their condition hotter. As lie spoke tears came to his eyes, "Give it to Mrs. Mitchell ami the children," he said, trembling with emotion. Big hardy miners shod tears with him. "Thomas Gibson, president of the Montana miners hud come to (he plat? form carrying a draft for $2,300. Ho said the draft Wim hacked by a smaller amount which would bring the amount up to $2.Too. Wo do not come with a loving cup. he snld. "bill WO feel it our duty to give some testimony of our appreciation ot what President Mitch? ell bus done. President Mitchell then arose und us h<> spoke he seemed ready to I'.'cnk down. ''Gentlemen of the "convention and particularly the miners of Montana and Wyoming. I cannot explain to yon how i appreciate ibis expression of good wilt ami confidence in me. "I don't know what lo do. I dorCl want the money. if I could ask you 10 take It bach and give it in (thd men who sent It her,, and feel sure thoj would know I npprccl.it? their confidence as much ns though they hud given me as many millions ns they have hundreds I would feel better! about It. "I prefer you to take the money back, inn if you cannot do thai without ilrin ger of giving offense to the good peo? ple who sent It to me then send It lo Mrs. Mitchell and let her use It to 11 ducate our boys." The draft will be sent to Mrs. '.Mitch-ell. JUDGE RHER TO DE IN RICHMOND TONIGHT Will Go to Capitol City to Answer the Charges Made Against Him by Noel. (Special To The Dally Press.) BRISTOL, VA., Jan. 21.?Judge1 Wil? liam P. Rhen, when Boon tonight rela? tive lo the sensational charges mailt) against him at the joint session of the legislature today in Rlchmona anunt his appointment by Governor Swahson to Lo u member of the state corporation commission to succeed Henry C. Stuart, said: "l have nothing to Bay us to Senator Noel's charges except that I am wil? ling for thoj general assembly to make (he fullest investigation of my judicial, legislative and political career. it Is impossible for me to go to Richmond tonight, but I will go there tomorrow night, ami I hope I will have the privilege of meeting the joint com? mittee at utiy time its members may desire." Judge John W. Price, of the Cor? poration Couri of Bristol, speaking relative to I he same subject said. "Senator Noel is on a cold track, evi? dently seeking cheap notoriety for political purposes. Judge Rhoa iias t?aen on tin- stump for many years, lie is the idol of tin- Hgntlhg Demo cracy of this district, lie is a hard hitter, mid his political blows leave sore spots lipon his enemies. lie has he](| many honorable positions und has always aqulttod himself with satisfac? tion to the constituency he servrTi." The charges nga'nsl Judg-j Rhen seem to be simply rehash of old poli? tical matter.s which wepo threshed out on Hie stump and in the press when Judge Rhen was olcclod to Congress for two termes. Steamer Injured by Dolphins. (Hy Associate,) Press.) HAMBURG, Jan. 21? The British steamer Con way, from New Orleans, December 17. via No-folk, arrived here today aiid reported a curious K- ldcnl, About, a week ago the steamer ran into a school of dolphins, mil she osiinc mil of the encounter with a damaged propolier and sev? er!! plates deeply indented. Urgent Deficiency Bill Passed. (By AaSOOlat id Press.; WASH I xe rox. l>. C, Jan. 21 ? The urgent deficiency nppiopriat'oii bill carrying appropriation to the amount of $21,000,00?) was ngreo.i up? on today by the sub-committee <>" deficiencies of the House commitce on appropriations, and will In- re? ported io the limine tomorrow. Major Hancock's Trial Ended. fBy Associated Press.) ATLANTA. CA.. Jan. 21.?The pro scntatton of evidence before the gen era I cburl martial which was conven? ed hire yesterday to try Major Wil? lem P. Hancock, of (he Coast artil? lery, charged with conduct unbecom? ing an officer and a gentleman, was finished late today ami the court look Hie case under consideration behind closed doors. , JANUARY 22, 1908. HOW IN LEGISLA1?RE OVER NAMING RHEA Ills Appointment to Sta'e Corpor? ation Commission Bitterly Op? posed by Republicans. HE'S ACCUSED OF CROOKEDNESS Senator Noel Goes After the Bristol M.m Without Gloves?Delegate Barrett Introduces Bill on the Eye? sight of School Children?Speaker Byrd is for the Repeal. (Special To Tho Dally Tress.) RICHMOND, VA.. .Ian. 21- The t we brandies of the legislature, sitting in joint session this afternoon, decided, after a tcinpothous meeting blaring with political heat .to recommit thi> report ol the conference committee on confirmation Of Oovornor Swanson's appoluttnent of i X-Judge William V. Itbea ns a member Of the state cor? poration commission to succeed Henry 0. Stuart,'wTioso term expires Fcbru ttry 1st. Judge Itbea was charged with poli? tical crookedness, con aptness while a judge of the Corporation Court of Bristol, and otlu r offunsctf of like nature. Benator Noel, of l.ec led the llttht Tor the Republicans, while he was backed up by Delegates I'endletou and Sotltherlnnd, of tho House. The two last mentioned, however, dealt only In generalities, but Senator Noel did not tu luce words. To the defense of Judge RllCS came some of the ablest members of the llouue, . including Martin Williams, of Olios, Dologate Stuart, of Washington, and also Senator Mann, Judge itbea lias been charged, de? clared Senator Noel, with shotting fraud in elections. lie ha.-, been charged with nocoptlng bribe while boding the office of Judge; he has been charged with changing tho re? turns of tlie elections In Buchanan, Russell and Scott counties. He should not become a member of the state 'corporation commission with these charges resting upon hlni, urged the Senator, ami he insisted that the gov? ernor's appointment iv recommitted to tin' committee on nominations until these charges could be Investigated. Byrd for the Repeal. Spcnkor It. 13. Hyrd. of the house ? of dologatOB, today made a statement relative to the repeal of the Richmond, Frederlcksburg & Potomac monopoly, now pending before the House and tho Semite, and which is to be heard to? morrow- mornln. Ho snld: "I have given this matter 'great con? sideration and It seems to me that my duty is plain. I Intend to vote for the repealing bill, without any condi? tion, modification or limitation." Require Notice of Accidents. The house committee on counties, citbs and towns today made its fav? orable report on a bill requiting where a person is injured on streets of a City, or otherwise, shall he t|<pii. Cd lo give notice that he will bring suit within three months of the date of accident. A v.- the law exists the injured per? son may wait eleven months before glhvlng notice of a suit. To Investigate Bank Failures. Merrltt B. Cook, of Norfolk. Is tho patron of this measure, which reads as follows: "That upon the failure of any bank or other institution em? braced in chapter 48 of the Code of Virginia, the judges of the Circuit nnd Corporation Courts of Mils com? monwealth, In their jurisdiction, nnd of the various commonwealth's attor? neys of this slate, shal call the at? tention of the proper grand Juries thereto, whoso duty it shall he to i make the necessary Investigation Into such failure and the action ?I said institution leading up and prior there to and report their Undings to the court." To Test Sight of Pupils. A bill providing for the testing of the sight and hearing of pupils in the public schools was offered today in tho House by Delegate Barrett, of Newport News. II provides that the [state superintendent of public instruc? tion shall prepare, or cause lo l/e pre ! pared, upon the advice and approval of the slate board of health, suitable I loht cards, blanks, record hooks nnd ? oilier needful appliances 1" be used I in testing the sight and hearing of the ] pupils In the public schools, and that he shall also obtain necessary Instruc? tions for the use thereof; and shall .furnish same, free of expense, to all I the schools of the state upon the re? ntiert of the school board of any conn |ty or city, accompanied with (he statc I incut from the clerk thereof that the 18a|d hoard had by resolution adopted the use of said test curds, blanks, etc.. and had directed; the use thereof In schools under tMelr charge. I Within flfte/b. days after the be Rinning of (ho term <>r after rocoivln?; th<> tost cards, etc., Iho principal or tcaohor shall tost tho sight and" hear? ing o( nil the pupils under his charge and keep a record of such examina? tion In accordance with instructions furnished. Whenever a pupil Is found to linvc any defect of vision or hearing or dlseasQ of the eyes or ears, the teacher shnll forthwith notify the par- i ent or guardian in writing of the de- I feet with brlof statement thereof. The stale superintendent of public instruction upon approval of the stale heard of health may, expend during the year ions a sum not greater than four hundred dollars, and annually thereafter a sum not greator than three hundred dollars, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of Iho net, iisl Musn't Print Ufjly Details. If Deugato Throokmorton'a hill, which was favorably rejtortcd iv the hens,, committee on general inws this morning, Is passed by the legislature all crlmnlnls sentenced to death will ox plate their orlmea l? the state peni? tentiary, Instead of in the respective counties and cities, ns at present. The Throckmorton bill forbids Iho publication of detailed reports of the linugliigs. Dlcycters Making Good Record. (By Associated ProBS) Kansas CITY, MO., Jan. 21?Main? taining an average speed of more than 21 miles an hour ll'o live lend? ing teams In the sl\ day bicycle race at Convention 11 nit were still tied for litst honors at 5:30 p. m., with 231 mil' s lo their credit. New York Getting Awfully Good. MOW YORK, Jan. 21?'Women will] not be permllled lo snuike In Now York l'.v.tnu.'iinp und otbc- public pine s. This question was definitely Bottled tor the present, at toast, by tin- board of nldormon today, -when an ordinance declaring against women smoking In public placoa wns adopted. "Night Riders" Burn Bain. (By Associated Proas) IIOPKINSYILLK. KY., Jan. 21 ? A bind of 100 "iiIkIiI riders'* today inn ned the largo tobacco barn on the farm of James ,A. Culeman in tbo southern part of Christian county. The bam contained l">,ooo pounds of tobacco. HUGHEWoD) ACCEPT New York's -Governor Finally An nounces His Position on Presidency. MATTER FOR THE PAR1V TO DECIDE Whatever Its Decision at Chicago May be He Will be Content?Writes Let ters to New York Republican Club? To Talk Later. (By Associated Pres-.i ALBANY, N. Y.. Jan. 21.?Governor I Hughes tonight publicly declared his attitude toward the movement In favor of bis nominal ion for (lie presidency. In a letter to James 8. Lahmalr, of New York, acknowledging a notillcn tion of the resolutions of endorsement reci ntly passed by the Republican club, and appointing the evening of Friday of next week for u meeting with the club at which time he Inti? mates he will still more deflnatoly de? clare himself. "I am deeply sensible of the honor conferred upon me," says the govern? or, "by my fellow members* of the Republican club In the passage of the resolution to which you refer. It will give me pleasure to accept the Invitation. In accepting. It Is pro? per for me to restate my position: it Is my-'deslre that Iho sentiment of the parly shall have the freest expression and that such action shall be taken ns will be for its best interests. t do nut seek OfAco, nor shnll I attempt to influence the selection or vote of any delegate. The slate administra? tion must continue to lie impartial and must not be tributary to any can dtdncy. "I have no Interest In any factional controversy and desire above alt things that Utere shall in- deliberation, honest expression of the pnrty will, ami harmony of effort. "I cannot fall to recognize the great honor which the nomination would confer on the obligation of service which is would impose. Nor should I care to be thought lacking In ap? preciation of the confidence and es? teem which prompt the efforts of those who sincerely desire to bring II about. The mutier is one for the parly to decide, and whatever Us de? cision I shall be content." Counterfeiters Got Busy. (By Associated Preus) COLUMBUS, OA.. Jan. 21.?During the lust three days while the banks were closed for holidays and Sunday, counterfeiters passed a numL'jr of 11 counterfeit Clearing house certificates. So far fifteen bills or ?20 denomina? tion have been discovered. ""Cloudy Wednesday, slightly colder I n extreme north por? tion; Thursday fair, somewhat colder. PRICE TWO CENTS FLOOR OF CONGRESS Champ Clarke Says It's Certainty That Nebraska Man Wk S tie Standard Bearer. REGULAR POLITICAL CQNVENTIQH Representative Boutell P oclalms That Speaker Cannon Will Run Against Bryarr?Nfcbraoka Repre eentative Introduces n Resolution Which Is an Ironical Gem. (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 21 ? At i ltd close of <i day of excitement lu the House of Representatives an amendment was adopted to the penal code bill making it a criminal oftontte lor an officer of employe of the gov? ernment to give out advance Informal (Ion regarding any crop statistics au? thorized by law to be prepared. The original amendment was by Mr. Ilur leson of Texas, who made a strong plea for Its passage, but a substitute by Mr. Sberlcy of Kentucky, with a brier addition by Mr. Ohustcd of Pemylvnnla, was accepted. file necessity for Its adoption watt conceded by nearly every inc-iubcr who addressed the House, and Us safo running of the gauntlet wan greeted with applaiiHc. Kaller in the day Interest attached to a tin between Mi. Dalsell u( Penh sylvala,' and Mr. Kandell of TcxaA, over tho hitter's umendtneuts prohib? iting HC-untors or nieuibors frum being employed by public sejaiQ^^omora tiouu, believing .t.httPwr^lflrWeTl Sail"* Insinuated' that ho represented such a corporation at this time, Mr. Dal ?oll grew Indlgnaut and declared that he had not been employed lu such capacity for twenty yeilia. Regular Political Convention. The climax of the debate came when Mr. Clark of Missouri, anuounccd, amid thunderous Democratic applause that William Jcnuing3 Bryan, would be nominated at the tho Denver con? vention, while Mr. Boutoll of Illin? ois, amused the members on his Hide of tho House to a high pitch of enthusiasm by staling that Speaker Cannon would be the Republican nom? inee at, Chicago In June. Mr. Clark challenged the Republi? cans lo name their man. "I will bet ni|y head on the proposition," ho said, "that there- ore not ten men on that side that will dnro stand up nnd say who their candidate will be." TumultoUS Democratic applause and laughter, greeted this remark. "1 can t< 11 you who the gentleman from Illinois Is for," interjected Mr. BouteU, Illinois, who took up tho chaileng. "You are for 'Uncle Joe' Gannon," suggested Mr. Clark. "I am for him," replied Mr. ' >U tell, amid Republican applause. 'You may nominate your Bryan In Inly, but we will elect Cannon in Novem? ber." Some amusement wns created when Mr. Clark Inquired of Mr. Iloutel! ir ho was certain "that tlie administra? tion forces would be for 'Uncle Joe" or not." "Bybry Republican in lliq United Slntes will be," said Mr. Boutell. "Don't you believe any such stuff ns that," s-altl Mr. Clark, whoso re? tort called forth more Democratic applause), which Inoke out again when Mr. Clark Inquired of Mr. Iloulell: ? "Where you at the Gridiron dinner here when ifooscvcll and Foraker had that fuss?'* "That," replied Mr. Boutell, "was simply on of those Utile obuiltiona of spirit that will be freely forgotten and each Republican will vote for tho It.'publican nominee." "Ono lone fisherman." remarked Mr; Clark, with n sigh, ns he took hi., seat amid the shouts of laughter from tho Democratic side. Mr. Norrl? Ironical. The orderly transaction of business again was Interrupted by the applause and laughter which followed the of? fering by M.r. Morris of Nebraska, of an amendment condemning lo death by hanging of "any member of Con? gress who shall engage in the prac? tice of law, or who shall deliver Cha lAUQ.ua lectures for pay, or who shall engage |n farming or manufacturing, or who shall have any occupation whatever, or who shall patronize any national bank by depositing money Ihoroln, or who shall patronize ony railroad - company by riding -thereon, or who shall purchase or sell any ma? terial to any corporation."