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h L l morrow L I < tl I d a 1J tl ngtou ciii J t ti e THE TIMES SW WN NTAD I ADS j
Qriitfte Or1 Orrt1 l he e Stand StandToda Toda yHeDe y He Denies ies Existence
of o f Oath of qfVengeance Vengeance and Disavows Po ¬
litical Dictation Dictati n of Mormon Hierarchy
Admits AdIt1ItsAskin Askin g the Presidenc PresidencyWhether y Whether
I The Tf1 Thytiad y yHadAl1 Had An y Objection yObjection to His Candi
dar d cy cyndSecurin y yand and ndSecurin Securin g Leave L a of Absence
H HAs As a Senator I t would vote Just the way that I I thou thought ht was the
best estf for or r this country It is ISllot not the business of the churchhowI chur hur ch h hmwI howIvote vote
and a 1dJ I wouldnots would not submit bmit to any an such dictation dic tation I never heard of any ¬
thing thingof thin k of the klndSenatorReedSmoo kind klndSenator Senator Reed Smoot t
Senatpr Reed eed Smoot moQt took the stand
in jnhis n his own cJvnbehalC behalf thi this this s morning morn ing at the
investigation lnvc = tlgation into his right to hold holdhis his
seat atasUtahsr at as Utahs representative precntatl ein ja in the Sen ¬
ate lle His appearance asawitness as a witness at
this time was rather unexpected n epecled Only Onl
Three hree members of p the S Senate nnte Committee
on Privileges > and Selections Eele tlons whic whIch h IK I
conducting the th > inquiry inquiryChainnan Chairman Bur
rpwsand X9ws lndS Senators nators Knox and Overman
were werpr present sentthis this morning n rnh1g when wl1enAt At ¬
torney to rney Vancott announced that thntomng owing
to the nonappearance Qf other witnesses
f1orthe for the defense Mr Smoot would take
the stand a at t once Mr Burrows hur ¬
riedly sent cnt for the absent committee com mittee
men suspending uspendingthe the session until they
could Coul arrive Senators Fcraker F raker Dillihe Dllli > lllIIi u
ham Hopkins Pettus pettus and andI andIubois Dubois > ubois soon
appeared and SpnatorSmootwas Senator Smoot was Bw6rn rn
He stated atEd that he was yasllOrn vas born In Sf Sajt Ut t
Lake afantiari r Jantru nttarjlO 10 3S62 jB62o B62 of Abram 6 O v vr r tnd i d
r Annie 1nfel K KT KSmgofb T Smgofb fdlfo Smoot 1fo bothlMomon jthJMormoniriind hjl o nn nnonf onf nCl iIi ttte c
later Jal1era a ap1uraI plura pluralwltc l w wlte ife 1fe He i wa was married
September S ptem ber 17 18841ti 1SS4 M the thef thetemple tfle f temple at Ix L >
ban to Alpha M 2L Elders by whom whomb Tie
1 had six sixc c children He had hUlbacl had no no other
Wife WIfe and Jiad Jmdcol1abitatedwlthn cohabitated with no 6 o ther th r
Woman Whencfght When eighteen nyca years yeax ri old h he
took tooktheenqowmcntce the en enowmcnt dowment ceremony mon at his
fathers urgentrequ urgent request t He had never never
taken it since inc e nudcnnld and could n not > t If > he c would
give the th det details ns
Denies Vengeance Oath i
2 1frSmoot Mr Ir Smoot deni den denied ied p that hat there was any ¬
thing in the endowment house obliga ¬
tions t10ns1bOU about t vengeance v n nce and an d was wassu surprised I1 riS ed
that such a statement statcmentshould should have been
made as Joseph Tose ph Smith formulated the
bligation o and it had never been be
changed and Smith would hardly call
for orye vengeance veiig g dd on on1ccountof account of his death
when he was still stillalhe alive
Mr Smoot sa said id he moved to Provo
in 1S72 lS S72 where wh re he had liv lived dever ever since
He 1e e was 1JS Counselor ounselortq to Pre President ldent Smith Uh
for live years ye ye arsand rsand and in 1900 he became be me an
apostle 1 i took tO k no nooa oath t as such ha h
declared and when Jlater 1 later took the
oath Qath as United States Senator there
had 1Wd been nothing in my past to hamper
my wor work k here he re 0
Up to 1S84 he had regarded himself a
Democrat like his father who came
from Kentucky K ntucky Reading and thinking
I bad converted him to Republicanism
The TheSenator Senator then gave in detail etalihis his
political history up to the time of his
election el ctio 1a5 as Senator
His HisFIiends Friends Fi iends Mostly 1JIostIyGenti1es Gentiles
He was asconsultec1 consulted as as far back as is 189S
as a ap possible < > s sible candidate for either gov go ¬
ernor or United States Senator said
the witness His friends were mostly
Qentiles qe ntiI E and he answered that he
tfhougfyt he ought first to get his home
county c unt into Republican lines lin es before he
ran for so so s high an office fficp
Tit 1S95 L9 only 33000 Republican votes
were werCCdst cast in the w whole hole State There
were more in 1SS8 JS98and and still more in
3900 but the prospects prospe < ts were then so
poor that prior to the election ele tion there
wrre rrc no Republican candidates for Sen ¬
ator Afterward th thqre < re were ere many His
own o n name Dame was mentioned but he had
previously announced that th t he would not
Secured Leave of Absence
Early arh in 1H2 he continued he decided
that he would be a candate candlateand and In May l y
he so announced at a public meeting
Prior to that that he asked the presidency
of the church if they the had any objec ¬
tions to his candidacy and for a leave
of absence a bs nci that would be so definite d finite
that as llSSenator Senator the church could not
interfere with his duties as such
Permission P m fssiOnwlS Was vas given the 1st of May Ma
He visited the office in jnperson person and
Conditions are somewhat stagnant
this morning There Is a a moderate de ¬
pression over eastern Nebraska as yet
unaccompanied by byp precipitation and a
high area treaimrnediatelv immediately to the northward
f with lower owertempcrllture temperature There have
been rains in the t South local snows In
the th lower lake region and extreme
2 Northwest > and rain aln oerthenorthern over the northern
districts west of the RQck Rocky Mountains
Temperatures have ha 3 fallen in the lake
region except cxc pt In Inhe the ie vicinity of Lake
Michigan lI hlgai1 and there has been a decided
fall over Canada
The weather will be beclenr clear to partly
cloudy cloud tonight to Jght arid Saturday S turdayinthc in the
East and South Southexcept except along tho lower low er
lakes where snow is probable
t Sun sets today to day 501 OO
Sun Sunr rises es tomorrow 715
I Low > ow tide tldetodal33 l33 p m
1Hgh tide today 731 p m p po o
Low tide tomorrow 217 217am a m 224 p m
Hish tide tomorrow tomolrow801 801 a a m 821 821p p m
made his r request C lestornlly estornlly orally of the president
and his two counselors
He H immediatelyorganized immediately organized a following
and saw at Republican Republlcancountyc county conven nven ¬
tions tlonsthat that delegates favorable to him
were wer elected The church had nothing nothIn
to do with w TfuhIs TtE his campaign
No N No Not o t Voted Vo te d for as Apostle
No man or woman that lives he h as
serted can say that I came to him
ari5 an asked him to vote for me as a
Mormon or apostle
In In Inanswer answer to another question uestion he
said As 1a As < a Senator I would vote jus just t
the way wa that I thought was the best
for Or this country It is not the business
of the thechurch church how I vote arid I would
not submit to any an such dictation I
never r heard heardot of anything of the kind
Mr lr Smoot said that Ul t he knew Presi Pr I ¬
d dent < mt Smith hadsev had ad several ev ralwlves aI wives but old < id
not riot k know ow his relations relatl n s with 1t1i them until
h hifrc e read e Smiths SmI h8t testimony stltIlO imd d learned
that children had h ldjecn Keen born i of his hi
plural pl ral wives wJesslnce since 1890 1 90 At the time tIm of
the thex manifesto marIf e5 therewas therewasan an indefinite fIf efinU
understanding t between betw eti Gen Gentiles tiles and
JtdrmpnS 1tt rmons thlt tb t the theex ex existing isting cajsesof cases or
polygamy polyg m iv w were r libt flj to o be beillsturb disturbed dlI and d
the tl1 practice allowed to die dlt At no meet ¬
ing 1 Inj of the Apostles 1postl = s had the tI subject subje t been
discussed iscuss d dor or oru oranyth1ng40 u anything anyth1ng40 done e
Mr Macfarland Mac Iland Says Board Has Been
Diligent in Pushing the District
Building BuiIdi gMatter Matter
It Jg a denied at the District Building
that there has been delay in urging the
House Committee on Public Buildings
and Grounds to report favorably on an 3I
item appropriating an additional 500000
for th the < neW new Municipal tunIc1paIBulIding unIcIpal Building Com ¬
missioner missloner11acfarlnnd Macfarland said today tOda
The rhe Commissioners acting under the
resolution rc = oI ton adopted by the District Build ¬
ing Commission after the opening of
the stone bids In November lost no
time in presenting to Congress the re ¬
quest that in accordance n cordan e with their
original originalestimate estimate the limit of ofcost > cost of
the District Building should be extended
from 2000000 to 2500000 2500000 in order that
it should be built of stone instead of
We VT Ye e talked first with the District sub su b ¬
committee of the Committee on Appro ¬
priations and then with Chairman Gil
lett tt of f the House Committee on Public
Buildings J and Chairman Fairbanks < of
the th Senate Committee on Public Build I
Ings We Ve also conferred with Speaker
Cannon Cannfnand and with Individual members of >
the Hout House < e and Senate Committees on
Public Buildings We Va began at the i
opening of the session and have con ¬
tinued our efforts ever since
The Thematter matter has been fully fulI though i
Informally presented and we believe
that it has been favorably considered
We were au ii adsed vised SEd that the Committee on
Public Buildings might not report a
public pub1IcbuUdlngs buildings bill and that until the
question of whether It
w v lkAJl4 JL would VV4JUIU UCJ do gQ QT or I
not was first decided formal considera ¬
tion of our recommendation would not
be given but that as soon as as it was waS
decided that there would be a a public
buildings bill our recommendation
would be given full consideration
Nothing remains to be done except
to present formally the facts and arpu
m meats nts iye we have Presented Informally InformaiJ
This ihls will be done as soon as the prop
e er t time ime arrives I am amlnt informally rmally ad
ylse vised < l that up to this morning that
time had hadnot not arrived
Clad In raiment of variegated arlegatedhues hues the th
chiefs of the eleven villages of ofzueblo Pueblo ueblo
Indians 1ndlanscalled called at the White VhiteBouse House this
afternoon and shook hands with the
Great White W 1UoFather Father The ThoPuebloH Pueblos are I IGrcat
from Now Mexico and yesterday yestcr 1Y had a
hearing at ntthe the Interior Department
They were presented to the President
by C J Crandall who la fsin In charge of
the Indian school at Santa Fe
The Pueblos do not go bytrfbes by tribes as a
other Indians but designate their dltter
cut bodies as a villages This la thr the >
first time thut thntthc the th chiefs of oh the tft tfttil vil 11 ¬
lagos la cs have been in Washington ashlnton at the
same same time
125 to Baltimore and Return I25
Pennsylvania Icn lvanfa Railroad Saturday Sat urday and
Sunday SundaytlccetsgoOd tickets good on all trulos trnl ex i
cept Congressional limited and good
if for or return until Sunday night IlI nightdv htAdv Adv
Declares Rebate Bill B II
Theft of o f Democratic
Thun Thunder der
poes Does ces Not Jhin Thin k Reorgan ¬
ization of Democracy
William Jennings Bryan B an fresh from
his recent conferences and Interv iews
in Indianapolis lis with Thomas Taggart
chairman of the Democratic National Natio nal
Committee Is in Washington Vashingtonstopping stopping
at the Metropolitan Hotel where he ar ¬
rived last lastevenin evening
To To several Democratic representatives
with whom he has talked Mr 11 Bryan
reiterated reIt rntcd his recently recentlyexpr expressed ssed views iews
of Democracys needs He HebeUees believes the
party part r requires requiresno no reorganization but
only an anunqualifi unqualified drelu return rn to the radi radi ¬
cal position it occupied In the campaign
preceding 1904
Mr Bryan is understood to have hav e in
mind the sounding or his friends in
Congress on the methods of br bringing inging
about this return 7Ian Many Democratic
Representatives and andse several ral Senators S natots
are his warm friends frIendsan and supporters
Bryan is said to have received Jissur
ances that lhathis his strength as a national natl nal
standard bearer is unimpaired and his
return to leadership w will ill be heartily heartIl
welcomed throughout the ranks of oftbe the
Iarcy Iar
May See President
It is possible the the former peerless
leader will call on onPrcsicieutRo PresidentrRposeveli se elt
Mr r J3IYa Bryan n has recently teccn ly complimented comp 1m 1mentcd entcd
the Pres Pre President sfden ident t on his tariff and com co m ¬
merce views and may ma pay pa him a visit Islt
to tell blm these things lhingsinperson in person
Mr 1r Bryan was found this morning in
the barber ba rbershop shop of the hotel stretche d
out in ina a chair with his face covered
with ith l lather her
My lI visit has no political poll tical signifi ¬
cance he said between betwcensweeps sweeps of the
razor I owa was coming cQmIn East anyway un wayand and
always like to v isit isitT Washington T during
a l session sesslonol of Congress t to keep in touch
with the members
What do you jou think of President P sJdent
RooseveltrSsfposUfpn ROOBevelt sltipn on tthequestlo the questloriof oC
freight frei htrLte rate legislation JcgslnUonand and a areision revision
of the tar furift iff he was w 3a5K asked as kd d v
Stealing Our Thunder
The Republicans he replied repUedare are
stealing our thunder Now if they the would
steal our lightning as n well they might
accomplish something The question qu estion of
the pro per regulation rcgu latf on of o f freight rates rat s
and the thecn1argeIrient enlargement of the power oC
the Interstate Commerce Commission is s
rtrictly rtrl t1y a Democratic position It has
teen 1cenour our doctrine If we are not in a
position os1tin sitl n to accomplish it the Republi ¬
cans should I believe belleethe the regulation of o
freight rates should be left to tb t the Inter ¬
state Commerce Commission 1 do not
care to discuss d the thedetaiIs details of th the ques ¬ I
tion In regard to the tariff of course
you ou know that I am a tariff reformer
While here Mr Ir Bryan will talk with
the leading Democrats and get their
views Iews On on pending pendlngquesUons questions also on the
future principles and policies of the
party He does < not regard a reorganiza ¬
tion of ofv ofthe v the party p rt necessary but he does
believe that It should take a firm and
radical ra ical stand to win
He Is Undecided
Will you visit vlsitthc the White House while
here was as asked a > ked
I am not nots sure re about that yet re ¬
plied Mir Bryan I I will only onljbe be here het
today tiJda and tomorrow
Mr Bryan was in the lobby of the th
House for or an hour this thsafternOOl afternoon and
while there held quite a r reception
shaking hands and conversing convcrsingwj with h most
of the Democratic members ah and < i not a
few Republicans He also had a short
talk with the Speaker
Intent Intent upon studying stu dy n the case the De ¬
partment of Commerce and Labor has
been preparing against the beef and
other trusts William Jennings Bryan
Called calle 1at < at the department dcpartmentthis this morning
and spent several cv ral hours going over re ¬
ports and papers papersgeneraIl generally
llr Bryan first aked to see Commis ¬
sioner of Corporations Garfield but
learning that the latter had gone out of
the city until tomorrow Mr Bryan had a
talk talkwith with Assistant Secretary Lawrence
0 Murray l rra
Secretary S crttari Metcnlf had gone to the
Cabinet C3b nt meeting before Mr iIr Ir Bryan Bry n
reached the department When Whena ajked ked
as to what he intended to do with the
facts obtained Mr Bryan said that he h
would use them in addresses and ar ¬
ticles He said the work of the com ¬
missioner mi 8loncr had be been n efflcent and thai he
would not be surprised if the defrt der rt
ment working with v th the Department of
Justice would break up uvthe the trust
Injuries InjuriesWee Were Thought to Have Been
Fatal FatalSkUll Skull Fractured and Many
Abrasions Sustained
Christopher Tucker ruckerthe the carpenter caI1 > ente who
fell from p p scaffold yesterday whUont while nt
work workon on the now addition to Georgetown
University UnlycrsItm Uniersit J will m recover from the in
juriQS jurI sustained su t mlCl
Yesterday It was thought that he
would die Qh He fell t 1l uclI it distance tance of about
forty feet und remained in ia an uncon ¬
scious ciou condition fcr several hours
Ho H sustained 6u tained a slight fracture of the
skull HkulInnumher a number of cuts find bruises
abou about t the head and body uod and an In ¬
jury 1ur tohisrlght to his right arm and lee
I 4
Likes ikeso to Visit Vis Washington Washingtonand and Xeep in Touch With WiththeMethbers th the Members M bersif of Con C ngr igress rr th
State Sta irrintersa Printers and nd Factor F ctor y yHands Hands Forced to
Unite Upjte in in Demonstration I DemonstrationSmall q1 pstra tion Small Sho p p
Owners OWn rs Close C19seUp Up
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striking stxil ing wprkingmen their ranks r i1ks I
swelled by b a ngreat great number of sympa sYI sythpa 1pa
thlzers have begun jtnarchlng The
masters again declared they would not
concede the strikers demands and at
once nce processions began to form
As As the afternoon progressed the strik ¬
ers became more bold They TheYbr br dkeintb
several factor factories ies and t the 1e state stat printing
works connected with the Academy Acpdem of t
Science and forced the workers there th r
to Join them
Join the Strikers
The police advIsed the manager manhg r to al a l ¬
low the printers to join in the strike In
order to prevent n n disturbance The The
strikers strlk rs emboldened by this thl success 5ucc 8
marched m rched on pn other printing prIntingshops shops forc ¬
ing the workers there to gulL
A force of strikers 8trilt rs also marched marChed
through the Ar assilio3tr6tt VnsslUostr ttUir district dIi trdt t com ¬
pelling all the owners of workshops and
small smallstorekeepers storekeepers to close their estab cs tnb
1I lishments hmentB
The strike has spread to the splnnihB
trade tTud The employes mplo 9 of the h Sanghlli
find Kollnuin spiking mills this morn ¬
ing quit work
Trouble Anticipated d
Similar demonstrations emons ltIons are lir o orep reporfcd rep ofcd
from other c clUes ities It It1 is te feared rel1 Hhoujd nhO h UJd Id
the parading parldingcontinue continue nqnieor sqme or this th nr tlr <
brands among the strikers will precipl
tate nto trouble trou ble
Troops > have hlli been sent to t the l11 i Putiloff titilort
Works T Tor or ks to protect Irote t them h m
All prospects of an imisediate tnztied2at settle e
meat ofx oft ofthn thft 1rt great strike among an1 i f the ship ¬
ping workers worke rs and other operatives ope rathes In
St Petersburg and surrounding districts
have practically vanished
It Is learned the ministers of the inte
riorvrjnd rIor gad Ild finance have finally declined decl1n d to
receive a deputation of the operatives
to discuss the situation with them
Petition P tition to Czar
As a result an an enormous demonstra ¬
tion before the tQe palace in which 400000
workingmen lnf Inten n d to participate has
been planned plan edf for r today At that time a
petition will Ul be handed h nded to the Czar ask ¬
Ins ng for the carrying out of the strikers
demands a amnn mnn ds dsan and an d concluding
i JBe Bemorclful merc morc iful Cul to us and let us live
The Czar feeling that the strike
might most readily become revolution re lutIon
jiry uryln Iri character has ordered the com ¬
manding generals throughout throu ghout Russia to
institute inquiries us S to tho th extent cxt nt of
revolutionism in the army ariDy
The same or ordcrahave orders ders have also nlsobccn been sent
to the naval stations Strong measures measures
will IH be taken tnk n to suppress suppr ss all political
n agitation In both branches brln hes of the serv ¬
believed beli ved to have boe n na a deliberate at
tempt to take tho Czars life was was as made
yesterday et rdtty when whenthe ihcEniperor the J2niperor of O all ll the
Continued CorlUI d on Second e < nd Page
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O Objection Obj jecti ctio tl Found Foundto t to > ItbyAIlBut It by All But ButTv Two Tw i
Speakers at the Hearin g gI9da Tpda Toda y Be Befqre fore
the District DisttictC DisttictCm Gomrniss Commissioners m mJss ioners
Objectors Obj ctors Demand De DemandAnother m mll1d ll1d Another r Hearin H rin g to Con C on
siderNew sider Nevv Measure MeasureATe Are Not Na f Pre Prepared pared
to Discuss It Without Witb ut Deliberation
X i 1
Make ilakedoubletaxRtlon double taxation by bond charges charg and andeXa andexarnination examination natioIi fee
Place Pla e men men m en not welllniown we l1knoW l under hampering h mper gobligatins obligations to t secure
Hequire l quire bond in some instances exorbitant in i lo o thers absurd bsltrd
Close business to practical men n the n unable to torpass t pans a technical techn1c exami i
ynation nation
Esta Establish blish a board of orexaminers examiners composed o mpo ed edo edfjd of o fjd Judges g interested i in n rested in
the cases tried tried ied f
Decrease Decre aSe competition both for work wOrkand workandworkmen and worknien
Decreasethe Decreasethenumber number o of ofliouses fhQuses houses builtbY built by bypoor poor oor oorIIl men IIl n
Put PutaddiH additional n l trouble tron l and expense expe u upon upo pon n journeymen joi jo rneynlen rneymenbuilthng building
I homes lI hoi II is for forthems themselves eIve5 by doing do ingtheirQWD their own work work
I i Place added adde d difficulties difI CJ ties in many cases insurmountable 1lS rmonntable rmonntablep rmonntableil41 p in il41 in i the way wa r
1 1 > cofa > b of a journeyman 30 urn eY1n an endeavoring end vOrlngto to establish himself in i businesSi bUSin sc
Deprlve property owners owners ownersof of tfte jg right t to build by mating m g their
1 own vncontracts contracts for construction con trnction
t to tvncontracts o
The climax climaxln in the agitation 1 started 3 rted
byThe Washington TxnesF Jm over ver ver thnt t thprO pro ro
posed Scii law 1a establishing it n jjpArdX Jqaril Jqaril1u rd 1u i < err x I
amine ip1e and andI1eenE l llcensi bunders Uildc ttimciya land i eR cdnt cdjtul > C
tors irs in jnth the tF fiistHct of oColumb1a Columbia w s
reached rea t e Iit it todav odia r wh W h njfoxeri n > ID IDt t iso ml interesiQV nt es f J
citizens cltfzensinet JDet met in the tb District lstrict Buili Bulljjh = s 1
board room to present p t to thethr the thr Dis Dls ¬ I
trict Commissioners their arsuraents arguIt ntS for
an and dngainst against th the pruposedm proposed tneasuzn l
Representatives Representat es of a dozen different
interests were wer present pr ent and many mi1 were I
unable una ble to gain gR In entrance to the crov crG crdwded ded
room Arguments were limited to five fi
minutes In length for each ch person and
thirty thrtymenwfTe men were heard on the subject subj t
before the th conference conr nCe a adjourned
Substitute Bill BillOff Offered red
I Early arly in the hearing a new ne light was
thrown tlrown on on the situation by the Introduc ¬
tion of a substitute measure by B H H
Warner whic whi whidh h Ti If adopted removes the
chief chip bone of contention contentionthe the proposed
examination mInatlonthough though still stillretafulng retaining the
license I1ecnsefean fee and d bond for bu ilders
Many of those tbosewhocilme who came to oppose the
original bill stayed to speak favorably
of the substitute while others remain rem n ¬
ed rigidly rIgldl opposed to the builders bill
or anything that smells of it it
The substitute subsiituttcpresents represents according to
Mr lr Warner the views of a a large num ¬
ber of master masterbul1 builders ers and other citi ¬
zens of Of Influence In the District who I
are opposed to the tb bill now pending in
Congress It Inalso also provides for prose prose ¬
cution for failure to observe building
The bill requires every person firm
or corporation licensed to engage In
building to tofilea file A a bond to be approved appro ed by b
the Commissioners for not less lessth than n
100 and not to exceed 50 3000 for the
faithful performance perf rmance of all work in com com ¬
pliance with the building regulations
drawings and specifications to be filed
with and approved ippro ved by b the building in ¬
specters spectorsllftlce office
The annual license of builders is fixed
at 10 10 Penalties are provided for rio io ¬
lations of the provisions lovlslons of the th bill and
It is declared to be b unlawful for owners
lessees tenants or occupants of build ¬
ings to employ unlicensed persons pe ons to do
any constructing reconstructing or
structural repairs
Speakers Heard
The speakers alternate d for and
against the original measure and Com ¬
missioner Macfarland president of the
Board called first on the t e ereptes representative reptes l1tat1
of orthe the Blaster Brick Layers AsLs Arsia uei9 cia
tion at the request of which I hl hlch h the th near ilea hear
log was held held heh
Following the arguments presented by I
this organization a a representative repres ntatie In
favor of the original bill bllias was as heard hearoand and
then in turn every eer other representative
present who w hode5Ired desired to be b heard
Among those who spoke during du ng the th
course course of the theheanngwere theliearing hearing were the fo following llowing low lng J
opponents of the bill j
Thomas Hughes representing the
Master Brick Layers Lne rs Associationr AssociatIon Cc I
James Tait Taft representing the the Rlggs Rg i
House Houseconterence conference of real estate men
and others B B H Warnerrep Warnerrepsentln Warner representing sentln I
a group of master builders W McK
Clayton representing repres ntlng special speciallnteri interests sts
and the Brlghtwood Citizens Cit1zensAss Assocla da
tlOn E AM A M La Lawson Vson representing representing the
Northeast Suburban S burban Citizens Associa ¬
tion Joseph Williams WiUI m s sr representing r pr sentlngthe the
small sm lI builders buUderslltord Wllford Spohn repre ¬
senting Brick Layers talon Xq No 1
MIchael I Weller W ller representing repr senting proper proper ¬
ty owners own s und builders Dr A AP P Far
don donr r Louis I Rand builder buUd r and J W I
Brashears Those who favored aorcd the proposition
with withspeech speech were wereTohn John J Langley Lan sley sleyrep rep ¬ I
resenting the original Master Msterllullders Builders
Association of th the District of Columbia
not incorporated and Siimucl Sumu l J PrOs Pr s
cott co representing rEptts ntJng the Master Builders
Association Incorporjited
At the thebcgInnt1g beginning of the hearing Com ¬
missioner mi Sloncr Macfariand ine fnrl and outlined tne his ¬ 1
tory tor of o the bill as far f fnras r as the District
Commls Commissioners tslonerii have had anythIng to do
with it it He wished to correct arr < ectthe the
statement that the thlmeasure measure had origi ¬ I Istatemfnt
nated 11ate with the he Commissioners Cominissl n rs It twas was
referred re rretl to the Commissioners Co mI5sOI ersbY by Con on I
grsss rgssv where if i was waS introduced nttOiluc before bef ta
tie District authorities hid ha had d seenany s en at y
thtngr ttr1ngotIt of it It
A 3 t Jtiearibpr h rfug duly u1y advertised advertised uas was held
qrt Qhr the bill biIloit bpl ion on November yember r 23 and 1l ud d th the
Ofli ihly l1y Objections obj tIci1she h hPir rJat rd at the 1 bearing hearlI g
c9L1i 9 b2m 2tn t tho nmission ± nmIssIoners them
vandedUhIyanswered m f lra erth t2ita6
Present aIjor5tlionT all otwhomwereln were iri i favor favoro of
the propOsItion prop ltlon The Cdmmisslonerg C mmsslon erS
thereupon there trQon recammended r mmended to t Congress Co gres
that the th bill be b passed pasSe L
B H lL Warner Warn in asking SkingpermissIon permission
to read iiis 1 s substitute subsfitutebl1l bill before beforeargu arsu
ments were heard for or ragalnst against the
original orlg1naLexpIalned explained that hewas hewasnolonge no longer =
identified with real re lestate estate interests and
that he was present as a representative
of ofa a conference of gentlemen gentIenenwho who had
met m t recently to discuss the th pen Pen ding bill
and had found many m ny serious seriousdefecta Wefects Ge ec in
it itThereupon Thereupon lie lieJIad had framed fram d a a bill
which whf h he thought was eminently e i tientIySatls antis ¬
factory to all Interests
Favors Open Shop
Joseph Williams in n explaining lainiI g his po pO ¬
sition at the beginning announced
I am am in favor of the open shop for
every man who w hoeer ever learned the trade
When Mr Warn Warner r asked permission
to toreadbls read Ws substitute su bs titute he was vasmet wa met with
cries crlesof of No oX Ko from all alloert1e over the
room which whicharoused aroused Commissioner Mac c ¬
farland rarlandto to remind those thoS prc present IiL that the
decision decsonoS1ch o of f such a question Qu tIon rested en ¬
tlrely with the Commiss Commissioners ommlssio ioners ers and an d not ot
with a a majority m ority of of those th thse se present pr sent
The Th Commissioners Commls > Ioners decided to admit
the reading readiI gpftlie of ISo bill at this juncture
The audience was was requested not to O ex ¬
press their approval or disapproval
iv V V McKav rcKa Clayton gave notice that a
further h hearing would be required d oa
the these second ond bill as those present had ha d
come com prepared to answer only the origi ¬
nal measure and would require time timeto to
consider c 5nslderthe the new proposal He said the th
first firs t bill had h d been b nskll1fu11y skillfully drawn
Mr Warner Warn r replied that the substitute
contained no new matter but merely
omitted the defects In iI the original
Niedringhaus Has Not Given Up
Though Efforts to Bring Dis ¬
sen senters se ters In Into to Line PhiL P iL
With V th but butmeager meager possibility of breaking
the he deadlock rl dlock the tlH house holseand and senate met
at noon noon today to cast the fourth joint
ballot for a United States Senator to o
succeed sucCt f l Francis Fran cIs M CockrelL
The disagreement dIslgreen ent between the Nied ie ¬
ringhaus ringhausand and Kerens forces is 1sgro growing ng
critical crltIcalccnsLuitb constantly and considerable ill
feeling is being developed At first
leadings leadin s and entreaties were indulged in
in an n effort to get the dissenters ssen es back bac in
line for the caucus nominee
All efforts erroltsor of persuasion p rsuasion having haincfaUed failed
the halters are now now being subjected to
the severest a abuse buse and execrations The
oldtime party leaders leade for the inost ptrt r rt
consider the bolting of a a caucus nom ¬ 1
inee ln the th worst wor > torm form of party part treason
Niedrinshaus has s not yet et given up u
hope of election nnd the majority ajorft of
those thos voting Yotln for or him say they th will do
so until the these session > of the Legislature
closes dotes
INDIANAPOLIS INDIAAPOLrs Ind Jan 20 20It It be be ¬
came carne known this 1111 l11s morning through thrQugha a
person In InaposI aposltlbn on to know that John
Mitchell p nresident sIdent of the Lnlted L nlted Mine
Workers of America had his resigna ¬
tion us president presld nt ready to tosubmt submit to
the convention when W11 n It t met this morn ¬
Mitchell it t can c8n be stated positively
was wasread ready to toqut quit Tv when hen he was a ma made de
the victim ictim of osuch such great at personal pexS < nal abuse n se
as was heaped on him Thursday <
At that t at time he h left l ft the th ball evidently
in disgust

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