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Centrally Fair To night and Friday. ? Washington; rrHtJBspAY jsvEynsra, toey as, 101a. Fourteen Pages' PRICE ONE CENT. NUMBER 7521. Yesterday's. Circulation, 47,400 GOMPERS ATTACKS NEARIY $2,000,000 J INVOLVED IN FACES NEW TRIAL BIG BUSINESS DEALS IS THREATENED m.- A - - - a.. aAt-. vTVvttm m l'44wi -Mr ! tf IT f li Xi?l II .IT 11111 II. liT 1111 1l K , .-. 1 UsWt W-M:,,? ... - !-- , I .,-, --. . - . .. ' NORRISBITIEliu New Bank Job PROSECUTION OF COACH COMPANY iMGffTS DECISION; FOUR UYSMFTKHHH . . WIB USED HT CHICAGO ESB . ' S b'iv . . r LV .. f. MUCH PROPERTY AFFECTED BY Two Sales," One. Loan, and One Exchange, Set Record. Nearly $2,000,000 in cash and ne gotiable securities is involved in transactions, real estate and com mercial, negotiations for which wore consummated in Washington today. This represents the largest deal with .the exception of one that of the old Arlington Hotel .property made in downtown Washington in years, and constitutes the largest transaction recorded recently by a single individual. The deals include th sale of twenty-eight blocks of unimproved property, the borrowing of a quarter of a million dollars on the. Rocham beau apartment house, the purchase of a $70,000 residence In Rhode Isl and avenue, and the exchange of various pieces of city improved property held by the firm of W. B. Moses & SonB. R. Golden Donaldson, a young Washington attorney, negotiated the dealB. M 1- , w. Transfer, ,;' With the transfer to the firm of W. R. Moses & Sons Of his. part of tho furniture business of that corporation, and of his sare or the outside holdings nt th firm, made by Arthur C. Moses,- more than $1,000,000 In cash and securl-" . ties changed handB.. This, deal was pui thronch bv Mr. Donaldson. . The transfer of 3.500,00 feet of ground, comprising what will be twenty-eight city blocks, owned for year by Col. Or Hn o. stanlea. was completed today, The unimproved property 1b northeast of Fifteenth and H streets northeast, In the vicinity of the Union League Base ball Park. It was purchased by the Real Estate Trust Company. During the next six months more than $100,000 Is to be expended In Improving this property, In subdividing It and laying It off into streets, alleyways, and parks. The price paid was $450,000. The property Is bounded by Florida avenue, Mt. Olivet road, Bladensburg road, and Trinidad avenue. It consists of 51,00 acres. ' A plot of the proposed subdivision al ready has been made. More than 124,600 square feet of land will be given over to allayways. The big acreage Is to be subdivided and placed on the market Immediately. Gibson Buys Home. Another prominent sale. Involving one of the city's handsomest homes, and one surrounded with historical associa tions, wag that of the residence at 1713 Rhose Island avenue northwest, opposite the home of Chief Justice White. The price paid for the property was $70,000. It was purchased by Preston Gibson, the Washington society . man and play wright He will occupy It as his home. The- building was especially designed for entertaining. The residence fronts on Rhode Island avenue, and occupies a lot which ex tends through to N street. Frances H. Duehay, who, with Wil liam H.. Arthur C. and Harry C. Moses, built the Burlington apartment house, the second largest apartment house In the city, some six years ago, has bor rowed $250,000 for five years at 6 per cent, on the Rochambeau, one of Wash ington's exclusive apartments houses. Mr. Donaldson negotiated this loan. Melvin C. Hazen Chosen Surveyor The Commissioners today reappointed Melvin C. Hazen, Surveyor of the Dis trict for a term of- four years. ( Mr. Hazen entered the service of the District July 1, 1693, as assistant en gineer. On July 16, 1905. he was pro motnd to assistant surveyor and was appointed to surveyor July 27, 1908. The appointment Is made every four years. WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Generally fair tonight and "Friday; warmer Friday. TEMPERATURES. u. s. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S, t a. m...., 64 9 a. m 65 10 a. m 67 11 a. m 69 12 neon 73 1 p. m 74 J p. m 75 8 a. m , S a. rn 10 a. m 11 a. m 71 73 , 78 79 12 noon SO 1 p. m 83 2 p. m EC TIDE TABLE. Today High tide. 4:60 a. m. and b:i p. m.; tot 11:68 n. m. ow ttde, 11:53 a. m. and CUBES Tomorrow High tide. 5:60 a m. and 6:34 p. m.; low tldo, i:.-42 a, rn. SUN TABLE. Sub rices 43 I Sun sets 7:19 J,. .&;- ''$ ?Av' ,.o.3'4iJkMBVBVBVBVBVH &X?i r-fB R. GOLDEN DONALDSON, Lawyer, Who Negotiated Big Business Deal. DEFICIENCY BILL REPORTED IN HOUSE -..I.., .1.. ...... Ill ...Ml .. Over $5,000,000 Is . Cut F4;oih Appropriations , Efr ' j.rinimfirs, in;(Uommittee7y Carrying $8,i82,83V the last appropria tion bill before the House,' the. general ibiflclency ttppWprla'tlon'blll, 'was report .'dtbth Housts'-today.' It carries $101. 525.38 for Jtfio District of Columbia, ono haif. of the several sums, making up thtc total to be paid from the District rev enues. ' ''. As reported to the House tho bill was trimmed nearly 60 por cent frorn the estimates, the amounts cut out aggre gating $5,600,000. Included In the (bill 1ft an appropriation of $150,000 for the anni versary celebration at Gettysburg next year. The deficiency appropriation for tho War Department, $2,429,642, Is the largest Item. A balance of $11,977 to cover the unpaid balance on the Norfolk navy yard douk repairs Is provided. For treocra! repairs of the Capitol Bulldlhg K.COO Is provided, as well as $359 to cover gPboleno accounts and $186 for Z. D. iillman on account of sponges furnished. Advertising school notices and tax notices and changes In regulations cost $1,362.07 more In. 1911 than was appro priated. This deficiency is covered in the bill. For maintenance of the Industrial Home School for Colored Children $3,250 Is provided as well as a defici ency appropriation of $837.62 to cover last- year. The added money for main tenance is required because of a mater ial Increase in the population of the school. COUSIN OF FAMOUS BEAUTIES IS DEAD j. C. Langhorne Passes Away While In Baltimore for Con sultation. BALTIMORE. July 25.-J. C. Lang horne, of Salem, Va cousin of the fa mous Langhorne beauties,, one" now Mrs. William Waldorf Astor and the other Mrs. Charles Dana Olbson died at S o'clock this morning at the Union Protestant Infirmary. Mr. Langhorne had come here to consult with Dr. Julius Frledenwald, concerning severe stomach trouble, and while Stopping at the Stafford Hotel became so lit' that he was removed to the hospital. The body will be shipped to, Salem today. The Langhorne family Is one of the oldest In Virginia and dates back to the' revolution. The Ave daughters of C.L. Langhorne. of Albemarle county, a first cousin of J. C. Langhorne. were classed among the most beautiful of American women, and Inspired the Artist Gibson to create the "Gibson Girls." HELEN GOULD TAKES ISSUE WITH PREACHER GRANT) JUNCTION, Col., July 25. Tne nev. jsimer v. Huner, who rc slimed as pastor ofHhe First Christian Church nfter he had given, the congrt.. Kaiinn wnai no icrmea Dftuiy .neeacjl application of whitewash," received a letter from Helen Goud today taking issue wltU him on. a recent sermon. ha delivered on the eubjoqt of "Old Maldt and Bachelors.'' . The sermon advocated the exile of old maids to an Island, on the grounds that they are worthlebs to humanity. Miss Gould declared many preachers would 1'0 without Jobs and without wives and homes were It not for old maids. - .- C Mil Nebraska Congressman Scores Taft's Nomination , As Illegal: . ANSWERS MONDELL IN HOUSE SPEECH Ridicules Defense of Delegate Thefts Made by Wyoming Man Yesterday. Scoring tho Taft nomination as 11- a legal and denouncing In bitter terms the steam roller methods which de prived the Roosovelt delegates of their rights at Chicago, Congress man Oeprge W. Norrls, the Nebraska -progressive, delivered a Bpeech in the House today on the Chicago con vention. Mr. Norrls spoke in answer to Con gressman Mondell, who yesterday made an attempt to defend the nomi nation of Taft In ' concluding his speech, which embraced a review of the contest cases, Mr. Norrls said ho could stand with Taft only so long as Taft was right Answers Regularity Cry. Answering the cry of regularity made by the stand-patters, Norrls said: "Slavery ai regular, but that did not prevent Abraham Lincoln from tak ing a stand against it The money changers In the temple were regular, but thai did not keep Christ from driv ing them out." The speech of Mr. Norrls was given close attention, and Senators Kenyon. Borah, and William Aldea Smith were among those who1 came over from the Senate side to hear the arraignment or the Taft nomination b the Nebraska Progressive, " -' -. TAll Officeholders. "With one exception,"' Valfl Norrls, "the white delegates fnom Georgia, for Instance, were officeholders. Taft will not get' a single electoral vote from' that State. The salary roll of the Southern delegates who were office holder Is enormous, running up to $50,000 In some States. , ReDlyinK to Mondell's charies that Texaspostmasters were In league against Taft, Mr. Norrls said If anv postmaster had such nerve ho "deserved a pen- lion." Norrls continued: "The Republican party In some South ern States Is nothing but a band of officeholders. "It seems to me any Federal office holder In Texas who did not work for Taft took his political life in his hands." Referring to Massachusetts, Norrls said: "We find Roosevelt In Massachusetts tellln his people they ought to vote for Taft, because the State went for Taft bv small majority, and in Ohio we find Taft defeated by 47,000. but he gives orders to capture the convention and take the delegates. , "If Roosevelt and everv .other man had said to me 'vote for Taft,' I would have disregarded It after what happened in Ohio. Plum Tree Shaken. "What happened? The Ohio plum tree was shaken and the faithful have re ceived their reward;" Mr. Norrls reiterated his charges that the manner In which Washington State was "stolen" for Taft was a most high handed proceeding. The situation was desperate at Chi cago, said Norrls, so the cry was raised that In Kings county, Wash., Jhe Taft voters had not been allowed to vote, and that the Kings county primary, carried by Roosevelt, was of the. soap box variety. "This man Coiner who evolved the scheme to steal the Washington con vention from Roosevelt on' this excuse has also been rewarded with a ob, ana the people or me unuea oiaico jjj i..D freight. .The action of the Chicago convention, asserted Mr. Worrls, had contributed largely toward the possibility of Demo- . .i ,aaa Tnrnine- to the stand- flat members, Mr. Norrls told them that each man waa willing to admit con fidentially' that Taft could net be elect-. ed. Mr. Morris continued: "The Taft Republicans and the ma chine Democrats arc together. They are two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as i one. Congressman Norrls then prodded the Democrats by telling them that the key note speaker at the Baltimore conven tion "devoted all his time to an attack on Roosevelt and paid po attention to Taft " Turning hls verbal batteries on Mr. Mondell, the Nebraska progressive ob served that Mr. Mondelf approved prl min.. if thev went for Taftbut failed f - .1 l.M a.. ..all hm "anltn.VmY affalra'"when carried by Colonel Roose velt. Ijtow He. Was Nominated. Continuing, Mr. Norrls said: "Mr. Taft's alleged nomination was obtained Jn Chicago by a majority of twenty-one. Bear that in mind. Two of those canrom Massachusetts, and it Is admitted that If there had been (Continued on Second' Page.) 12 Washington - - 2 0 Detroit - - - - Irflhl Batteries Dubuc and Stanage, Detroit, Hughes and Ainsmith, Washington EDMUND S. WOLFE. . i - ORE RIDGEWAY Cashier Is Still Considering. Two Offers From the Middle West. J,; Castle Rtdgeway, cashier -of 'the District NatlonaCBank .from .Us organi sation,, has tenjlered.hlBj renationtoj Mr. Ridgeway- Is.at' present. consider ing the accepCance of. one' of "two posi tions that have been tendered to him, one as vice .president of a prominent Chicago national bank, and the other In like capacity in Milwaukee, with tho chances favortnc the acceptance of the 'Chicago offer. The retiring cashier Is a graduate of the high schools here, class of "'9S. was for merly secretary to Senator Cullpm of Illinois, and later practiced law In Illlo. Hawaiian Islands. He was appointed a bank examiner by former Comptroller Rldgeley, and resigned to accept the position of cashier of the District Na-. tlonal Bank. The directors of the bank will meet this afternoon; at which time Mr. Rldgeway's resignation will be accepted and his successor will bo elected. E, S. Wolfe, assistant cashier of the American National Bank, another com ing Junior banking official, has resigned his position and.wlll succeed Mr. Rldgo- way oa casnicr-or the District National Bank. Mr. Wolfe Is thoroughly fitted for the position which he will assume by education-and experience. Mr. Wolfe Is a native of Frederick. Md., and has been in Washington about iweive years, tie is a graduate or Central High School, '01, and later at tended George Washington University. He has been with the American Na tional Bank seven years. Five years of this time have been In the capacity oi uBsiBiunc cusnier. Mr. Wolfe ban heen lrtpntlftort nHih th American Institute of Bapklnc arid'ls a past president of the Washington chap ter. He Is also a pcomlneut Mason and belongs, to several of the Important Ma sonic bodies. CONFIRMATION OB . GENERALS. DELAYED Senate Committee Not Favorable ' To Wotherspoqri and EdVds Promotions. .' Developments In the Senate- Commit tee on Military Affairs today were not iavoraDie lor early confirmation of Brigadier General Wotherspoon, who " Deen promoted to major general, and Clarence R. Edwards, who has made brigadier general. Senator du Pont, chairman, has named nominations Senators Brlstow, John Sh.Ii'.na.n Sanders. Senator .Bristow, chairman of the subcommittee, U against promotion of Wotherspoon and Jor the promotion of Funston, who Is the ranking brigadier general. Senator Warren's Influence Is adverse to Wotherspoon. The reason Is that Brigadier General Pershing. son-ln-Iaw to Warren, jranks Wotherspoon War ren is former chairman of the com mittee and ranking member of It, and has much Influence on It. 3 46789 B POSITION Sid BANK Inspector Reports Herdics of Metropolitan Company Are Dirty. GREASE CAKED ON y . , BODY OF COACH Warrant Will Be Asked, for Unless Service Is Improved In Thirty Days. Prosecution of tho Metropolitan Coach 'Company for alleged failuro to keep the Sixteenth street herdics in sanitary condition is threatened by the Commissioners following con sideration of a report of O. H. Daw son, hack inspector. E. A. Nelson, manager of the com pany, was notified today that unless improvements aro mado on or be fore August 22, application will be made in the Police Court for a war rant under tho police regulation which provides that vehicles for tho conveyance of passengers for hjro shall be kopt in a "clean, safe, sight ly, and wholesome condition." Complains of Dirt. The rolling stock of the Metropolitan Coach Company, according to Inspector Dawson, at present consists of two herdics running' from Sixteenth and U streets northwest to Twenty-second and G streets northwest. "In coach No, 1," says the inspector, In his report to the' Commissioners, "I found dirt approximately one-half Inch thick under the entire line of seats, dirt and dust on the window panes and frames, Inside an out; grease and dirt caked on the outside, of body of the coach and running sear. anoVthe entire vehicle .presented, an unslghtly appear-. anca. x louna ine same coquiuouk lsUng in coach No. A except Ahatrttie; appearance of this.. coach waa worirtV ti-fFollowiig-rr-arc-tfiailJectloh,- of th coaches Inspector Dawson held, a coJTr. ference with Gus A. Schuldt.rAsMsta.nt' nnnuirailnn fMltncol lth .VleW;Df Bll- term prosecution. On the advlcejjof Mr. Schuldt It was decided to flrit notify the manager In writing of. the intention of the authorities. Previous Complaints. Numerous complaints concerning tho condition of the Sixteenth street herdics have been received by the Commission ers. A bill to Improve the service was Introduced during the last Congress by 8nator Smith of Michigan, but is Bttll on the calendar. In their report recom mending the adoption of the measure. the Commissioners gave a vivid account of the service and told of the compiamia made by residents along the route. The Commissioners recommended that the bill be amended so as to provide that the company shall furnish a serv ice that shall at all times be reasonably safe and adequate; that It shall main tain Its vehicles In proper repair and In a sanitary condition and on such schedules and over such routes as the Commissioners shall determine. The penalty provided by the bill for failure to obey, the regulations is a fine of not more ithan $100. Will Prosecute., , Falling to obtain the enactment of this measure, the Commissioners decided to enter prosecution Under the police regu lations, which provide a fine of $20. The Metropolitan Coach Company is a private corporation. Incorporated un der the laws of the District under date' of July 20, 1904. The company was not chartered by ' Congress and was not recognized by law until the passage or the bill providing for street extensions In connection with the erection of the new Union ' Station, approved May 22. 1903. In which was included a provision section requiring the substitution of mo tor for horse'drawn vehicles. GAMBLERS' DRIVER tO MAKE CONFESSION William. Shapiro Premise Police Commissioner to Tell All He Knows. NEW YORK. July 25. Deputy Police Commissioner Dougherty announced, at noon tQday that William Shapiro, tho chauffeur who drove the automobile which carried the assassins to a"n'd from the Hotel Metropole for the murder of Herman' Rosenthal, had turned State's evidence and wouldvmako a full con fession this afternoon, In which he woutd name every man who rode in the car and tell every fact that he knew In connection with the killing. ' Before this announcement was made, John Relssler, alias "John the Barber," who Is under arrest on a perjury charge, furnished District Attorney Whitman with an affidavit in which he swore that he saw l.ouls "Brtdgey" Weber running away xrom tne iioiei Metropole just after Rosenthal was killed. . .. ' i ) Japanese Emperor Suffers Relapse : TOKYO. July 15, 9 p. m. The F.m peror suffered another serious relapse this evening. Ills weakness Is increasing and be Is iellrloug. ' 1 mMBmmtmm 1 BBBBBBBBHa.i ' :SB Vjt BBBH BasasasasasaBskrBajBsaH , Photo by Harris & Ewlng. JUSTICE DAN THEW WRIGHT Jurist Who Is Attacked By Samuel L. Gomperi, President of American Federation of Labor. . TO 1 . INT TO HI XreasurerSheldpnT Tells Committee .H6.wr$230,000 , Was Raised. 4 George R. Sheldon, treasurer of the Republican national committee In 1903, and unofficially connected with the va rious Republican Presidential . cam paigns since 1S06, appeared before the Senate subcommittee which is Investi gating campaign contributions today. Mr. Sheldon did not shed any dazsllng light on the question whether any of' the trusts or combinations were the angels of the Republican campaign man agement In 1901 and 1908. He was able to. recall that Henry C. Frlck and J. PJerpont Morgan & Co., contributed to the campaign of 1904, but he did not know the amounts. 'Mr. Sheldon also told the committee something about the .famous Harrlman contribution to the 1901 compaign. In response to questions by Senator Payn ter. Mr. Sheldon said that about .a week before ' the election, former Governor Odell, Republican State chairman of New Tork. and who was much Interest ed.ln the election of "Hlgglns as govern or, .went to Cornelius N . Bliss, treasur er of the national committee, and told him It was perfectly Clear Roosevelt would be elected, but money was need ed to aid Hlgglns. buss saia he nad no money, but would see what he could do," said Sheldon. "He went to Harrlman and Mr. Harrlman got together, along with Mr. Bliss, $230,000 and handed it directly to the State committee. It never went Into the hands of the national com-, mlttee." Mr. Sheldon said that It was his un derstanding Roosevelt did not know of the contribution until long after it was made. As to the contributions of Frlck and Morgan & Co. to the 1901 campaign, Mr. Sheldon was asked how he knew. "They told me," he replied. "Did Mr. Morgan tell you?" "No." He had been told by some one con nected with tho company, he said, but did not recall tho sum. Mr, Sheldon filed with tho committee documents which included a copy of the report filed with the secretary of state of New York Bhowin all the national committee recelptB and dis bursements of the 1908 campaign. The contents of this have already been disclosed by Postmaster General Hltchedck. The, total receipts shown are 11,655,618.27. Another statement filed by Mr. Sheldon showed the expendi tures of the committee In less detail than given In the complete statement The books ror isw naa. oeen aesiroyea said Mr. Sheldon. ' "And Mr. Bllsa Is dead?" "Yes " The 'committee expects to hear for mer Governor Odell, of New York, later. It Is the Intention tq ask him in detail concerning the Harrimari contribution. .Mr. Sheldon said all he knew about this matter had been embodied In a let ter to Roosevelt which was made pub lic Questioned by Mr. Paynter, he said tin did not know that the Harrlman con tribution was the subject of correspond-: ence Between itooseveu ana narnman at the time. REFUSES TO RESIGN AT TAFT'S REQUEST Internal Revenue Collector J. O. Thompson today replied to President Taft's demand -that he resign his office, by notifying. Secretary of MaoVeash that he wou oi tne treasury would: not quit. e Treasui not nu n.WM.nann fnlMAa 4 1. n he will- not nult unless ho 'Is forced out. He has affiliated with the Progressive Republican- movement in, Alabama, but the Treasury pttycalls, are said to have, charges against him of unsatisfactory conduct in his oAea. ' HARR1MAN DONATION 904 CAMPAIGN GGINo ictiEiura FOR INJUNCTION DECISION Head of Labor Body Writes Scathing Editorial In Federationist. Samuel Gompors, president of the American Federation of Jlabor, faces more contempt of court prosecution as the result of a. bitter attack by him published today in the enrrent issue of the magazine,. The American Federationist. Mr. Gompers handles Justice Daniel Thew Wright, who re cently sentenced him. and his asso ciates to Jail, without gloves, and Justice Wright retorts by calling the Gompers editorial "a vicious libel" for which he proposes to prosecute Mr. Gompers when he has carefully considered the scathing denuncia tion printed in the Federationist. Attacks Judge's Attitude. It la Justice Wright's alleged attlturc toward workmen and labor In general of which Mr. Gompers bitterly com plains, and he asserts that the Judge would render courts and Judicial de cision Immune from cltlclsm. The ac cusation mad); Immediately after" the findings In the contempt. case, that Judge Wright had withheld .his decision until after' trie Chicago,' c6nyntlon,tiB-rc, peated., .Justice TVrighl djenleq this most indignantly' at the time. The gravest danger to the Govern ment of tho country is seen by Mr, Gompers In his editorial as the result of the alleged attludeof Justice Wright toward the immunity of courts from criticism, whtch, It Is asserted, Justice Wright Insists upon. Infallibility Is the most dangerous theory democracy knows, says the head of tho Federation of Labor. Mr. Gompers makes .sure that his per- ?ona! responsibilities for the view set orth in his editorial shall be1 clear, for he has signed the editorial. One assertion which he makes Is that Justice Wright did not grasp the fact that the labor leaders were not ngnting to undermine the Judiciary, but striving for Judicial reform. . It Is not this statement to which Judge Wright refers as libelous, but to statements, made about the Judge's at tltude and bent of mind. Justice Wright was plainly angry at the editorial and Mr. Gompers, the editorial Itself attests, is fighting: mad himself. A further exchange between the two men is not unlikely In the 'Im mediate future. Boy's Death Accident, Is Finding of Jury William . Cardozo, Jr., frbmClnJuries sustained colored, died In being run over "by an automobile express truck on Nlnthjitreet, yesterday morning, the ac cldentbeng unavoidable. This was the verdict of a coroner's Jury at the morgue this afternoon. Lewis A. Miller, driver of the Adams Express automobile, testified at the in quest that he was bound south on Ninth street, having turned In from E street. when he suddenly saw Cardoso's wheel skid Just under his truck. Ap parently the boy was running in the same direction as he was, he said. His machine was stopped within few feet, according to the testimony of all wit nesses. The left front wheel passed over Car doza's body. The truck stopped before the rear wheels reached him. Death waa due to hemorrhage from the liver, ac cording to Deputy Coroner White, who performed the autopsy. . Labor Bill Opposed. Hope for passage of a workman's .com pensation bill to re-enforce the employers' liability statute, dwindled today when the House Judiciary Committee failed to report the bill ror passage, opposi tion to the workman's bill Is so strong that practically all hope to get the legislation through Congress at this session was abandoned today. IN CONGRESS TODAY: SENATE. Senate met at U. George R. Sheldon tesUdos on campaign contributions. Naval conferees. again meet and fall to agree on battleships. Senate takes up wool bill for final ac tion today. Senator Smith makes startling state ments of ravages of array worm In South. Senator Curtis files campaign expense statement. v Delay in action on nominations of Gen erals Wotherspoon .and Edwards. . ' 'HOUSE. The IJouse met at noon. Congressman Norrls of Nebraska de nounced Taft's nomination as Illegal In a speech on the Chicago convention. The general deficiency bill carrying a number of District Items was reported. The House took up bills oa the' regular calendar; " ' ' - 8 ( .