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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FBIDAt, jta 26, 1918.
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HOUSE CHIEFTAINS PASTOR
ARE-AT ODDS OVER
5 BATTLESHIP ISSUE
. Clark and Underwood Dlf
j fer, and WilsonVAdvice '
" May Be Sought.
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,. For tho. fourth, time the battleship
question una arisen to plague tho Dem-
Yf ucrais oi tne House, ana mere la mucn
,-' eviaence today of internal strire lnthe
; House majority; Following tho action
of tho recent caucus which again !
; clared against any authorisation of
battleships, a petition Is belnr clrcu-
lated today by Congressmen Sulzer and
' Curley for another party, council.
, The requisite number of signatures
Wilt be obtained and tho battleships' ad
'" Vocates, who claim that the caucus
., (Wednesday night was ruled In a high
' jhanded manner- by the "enemies of the
am.yy,'l today assert there will be no
compromise. Thoso who really favor
jtwo new ships were ready to compro-.
mise Wednesday-, on one new dread
nought, but 'all motions to rescind tho
former action of the caucus were tabled,
and according to Congressman Suiter
and Others: Congressman Tiurlounn rmi.
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if cus cnairman, adjourned the caucus
without a division of the question of
adjournment.
Leaders Opposed.-
Speaker Clark and Congressman Un
derwood are on opposite sides of the
(battleship fight, and there is .talk today,
jthat the family row among the Demo
crats has grown so serious that Gov
pernor Wilson, the- Democratic' nominee,
xnajt.be asked to outline his views, as. to
i what is nicant in the Democratic' plat
form by "an, adequate' naVy."
Mr. Sulzer also declared that the roll
call was Improperly , suppressed after
the caucus, and that star chamber pro
ceedings of , this character might nullify
the effectiveness of party councils. The
. fourth caucus on the battleship question
probably will be held early next week,
when all .absent Democrats havo, been
recalled" to -Washington. ' Tho caucus
adopted a resolution to .bring In several
score Democrats .who-are now back
home repairing their political fences.
Roll Call Result
All resolutions looking to a compro
mise between the Senate and House on
the battleship issue were tabled by the,
caucus by a vote of 70 to 62. Mr. Sulzer
i said today there would be no quarter
given at tho next caucus and that the
two-battleship advocates would flght to
a finish to redeem the blunder of the
party in Its attitude toward the navy.
"I. was surprised to see,", sold Mr.
Sulzer, "that no paper .carried the roll
call ion my motion to rescind .the action
of the caucus on the battleship ques
tion., The suppression of the roll call
was accomplished by the enemies of
battleships and was unjustifiable. It
was agreed In a previous caucus that
these roll calls should be made public.
The suppression of the roll was a viola
tion of the rules,' which. If it had oc
curred In the House proper, would have
caused a small riot." Mr. Sulzer prom
ises, thortt'wM be '.publicity; of :rol calls
hereafter " '
The detailed vote on the battleship
issue was 'Anally obtained from caucus
officials after some difficulty yesterday
The roll call was unavailable for news-
oaner men on the nlcht of the caucus.
Representative Ashbrook, the secretary
tk AotiAits '"lntmlny IKwda In tltA
v t$io vanvuoi o nv. v
possession of a clerk whoBO name ho
did not know, and who could not be
located after tho caucus doors were
opened.
Speaker Clark and Representatives
Fitzgerald and Burleson were among
the House leaders who voted to table
all motions for either one or two bat
tleships. Representative Underwood,
Sulzer, and Littleton were among those
who faycred compromise and the re
scinding ot the former caucus action.
THREE LIVES LOST
AS BOAT CAPSIZES
'tWomen, Alarmed in Storm
Conneaut Lake, Rock
tho Craft.
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EXPOSITION PARK, Pa., July 28.
Three lives were lost and one man had
fL narrow escape from drowning on
Conneaut lake early today when a row
(boat' containing two women and two
men capsized.
The dtfad are William King, or Wll
merdlng; Alto H. Robinson, of Pitts
burgh, and Lillian Oustaffon, of Spring
Creek, Pa.
MoKlnney Odduett, fourth member of
the. 'party; reached shore lna delirious
condition and gave the alarm. The
water was very rough and as the waves
began to lap over the gunwales, the
women became panic-stricken and rock
ed the boat.
King clung to the boat until just be
fore the arrival of a rescue party, but
he was exhausted and went down.
Search Is being made for he- bodies.
Roosevelt Adherents
To Meet in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 26. Tho third
party movement In Kentucky is ex
pected to take tangible shape tomorrow.
When mass conventions are to be held
by th Roosevelt adherents In many
counties throughout the State. The
county conventions are to select dele
gates to the district conventions, which
in turn are to name representatives to
attend the State conference scheduled
to be heldsln this city tho first week
In August.
The State conference is to consist ot
twenty-six delegates, all of whom aro
expected to go from Louisville to Chi
cago to attend the national Progressive
convention oh August 6. The active
leadership In the work of organizing the
third party movement In this State is
being taken by Leslie Combs, of Lexing
ton, who was In the diplomatic sen-ice
during the Roosevelt administration.
Naval Graduates to
Join Pay Department
ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 26. The fol
lowing graduates of the Naval Academy,
who, for different reasons, have not
been commissioned as ensigns, have
passed their mental and physical tests
for commissions in the pay department
of the navy:
William E. Moorman, of Kentucky,
class of 1910; Delos p. Heath, of Michi
gan, class or 1910:' Oscar W. Leldel, of
Illinois, class of 1911; Ernest II. Barber,
of Kentucky, class ot 1912. und Joseph
O. Venter, of New York, class of 1912.
They will be commissioned assistant
paymasters upon the final, rasiage of
tlM aaval appropriation bill-
ANSWERS
HELEN GOULD ON
IE I
Declares Bachelor Maids
"Cannot Find True Noble-'
nessintife. .
GRAND JUNCTION, Col., July 86.
That Helen Gould la tho moat wonderful
bachelor girl In the United States, but
that she could be of more use to hu
manity, if she were married, was the
declaration today of the Rev. Elmer V.
Huffer, of the First Christian Church,
of this city: '
Miss Gould has taken Issue with the
Rev. Huffer In his declaration, that
bachelor, maids should, be Isolated on
some desolate Island, because they are
a menace and detriment to society.
V. ml?a, uou a noDie. woman," de
clared Huffer today. but her nohlnnrft
would be greatly enhanced If she were
married. ,,
"She' Is In a peculiar position because
of her riches. She cannot be sure that
Bhe is being, wooed, for love alone. Tho
only way to solve this problem Is for
Miss Gould to accept a position In the
back woods' incognita. Here she might
find tho right one,- a righteous, indus
trious man, who would love her for her
true self,, for her charming personality,'
and, not, for wealth.
"Miss Gould's riches havo handi
capped her in tho real enjoyment of
life, and I dare say that she Is -not so
happy with her private car and maids
as is my servant girl, If she wants two
weeks of real enjoyment, let her dls
gulse herself as a waitress and seek
work In a church restaurant; let her
clerk In a store, or work as a chamber
maidanything, so longas she earns
her own living, and lives on less than
$10' per week."
Housewives' League
Comes to Defense
Of Aged Spinsters
NEW TORK, July 26. The old maldn
received 'sudden support' In the JtJelon
Gould-Rev. Huffher controversy from
the Housewives' League.
"That preacher ought to be investi
gated." sold Mrs. Julian Heath, nresl-
dent of the Housewives' League. "Som
of our best members are old maids and
some oi tne most -valuable work is
being done by them. I admire Miss
Gould for taking Issue with that silly
sermon.
"Thirty members of tho league, who
are old maids conduct their own house
holds, and they are among the bebt
In New oYrk city. It Is absurd for a
minister to take such a stand. Inves-,
tlgatlon would probably show that he
doesn't know what he Is talking about."
WITNESSES CLASH
House Committee -Hears
Dispute Between Mem
bers and Engineers.
Reopening the long-standing dispute
between the Board of Education and the
Engineer Department of the District,
the, Redfleld subcommittee ot the House
District Committee, today heard more
conflicting testimony regarding the al
leged Inefficiency o'f school janitors and
the condition of furnaces Installed by
the Municipal Architect.
Miss Edith Westcott, principal of the
Western High School, returned ta Wash
ington from the Adirondacks In order to
testify today regarding an "accident" to
the engine at the Western High. She
emphatically declared that "any acci
dent In that school building from an
engine running wild, or from any other
cause, occurred while the plant was in
charge of the Engineer Department."
A ' number of school officials were
present to 'answer the testimony of
Municipal Architect Ashford and Super
intendent of Repairs Story. President
Oyster, of the Board or Education, an
nounced to the subcommittee that school
witnesses were present to present their
side of "the astounding and remark
able, statements" made by opposition
witnesses last week. These statements.
Captain Oyster declared, were "mis
leading and Inaccurate," and he again
defended the janitor service In the
schools.
Questioned Closely.
Mr, Ashford questioned Miss West
cott, and she told him plainly that the
accident to the engine, which was re
ported as endangering Che lives of many
people, happened while the refractory
machinery was In charge of Ashford's
own employes.
Miss Westcott also testified the school
was not In session when the accident
occurred.
"The employes of the engineering de
portment explained that Mr. Ashford
wanted to give this engine a thorough
test," said Miss Westcott, "and there
was a perfect understanding with Mr.
Ashford and others that the engine was
not in charge bf our janitor, Mr. Con
lyn." Answering a question from Superin
tendent Davidson, Miss Westcott said:
"Wo had several conferences about
the engine, as Mr. Conlyn was nervous
about It. In my presence Mr. Ashford
assured Mr. Conlyn several times that
he (Conlyn) would be relieved of re
sponsibility for the engine. Mr. Ash
ford said he was not satisfied with the
engine."
Miss Westcott further testified that
she considered- the engine still in the
custody of the Engineer Department,
until such time as It is made acceptable
to the schools. She said she was under
the Impression, from reading the testi
mony before the subcommittee, that
Same one Is attempting to criticise
both Mr. Conlyn and herself, because
she did not make a report to the board.
Why She Did Not Report.
"It did not occur to mo to make a
report, because I considered the engine
In charge of your own men," she told
Mr. Ashford.
She said the engine Is still In unsatis
factory condition.
Mr. Conlyn was examined at length
regarding the technical details of the
accident and was drawn Into a general
discussion of school heating and plants,
and the controversies which have" arisen
betwebn the board and the engineer de
partment and which have been threshed
over for months past.
Ralph Ford, of the Engineer Com
missioner's steamfttters division, testi
fied lie was m charge of the engine
.which "raa away" and broke down.
I AWE
SSUE
AT SCHOOL HEARING
OVER MISHAP FACTS
EXPECT EXCISE BILL
WILL PASS SENATE
WITH tITTLEIELAY
Newjand's Income Tax Act
Will Be Put Through by
Upper. House.
The Senators expected, before the
end of the session today, to pass tho
House bill extending tho corporation
tax, generally known as the exclso trill.
Following on the heels of Its action on
the excise bill, It will probably pass
a bill to lower the sugar tariff tomor
row. Somo hope' has 'been Indulged by sup
porters of thexfneome tax that the
Borah Income tax bill would-be passed
today lnsteifd of the exclso bill; But
this' hope was, shattered today-when the
Senate Democrats met In caucus and
passed a resolution In which they
agrcol to support the excise bill with-
fout amendment
This resolution was by. Senator Row
lands of Nevada. It was to the effect
that, while the Senate Democrats fa
vored an Income tax, It was deemed
better. In view of the fact that an In
come tax amendment-to the Constitu
tion was soon to, bo ratified, not to pass
an Income tax moasure at (his time, but
to pass tho excise bill and oppose any
amendment thereto.
The caucus further discussed the fact
that the' excise bill would raise about
$60,000,000 additional revonue,
Senator Newlands proposed ihat any
surplus above the deficit caused by re
ducing tarl duties should be devoted to
Improvement work,- such as levees, good
roads .and tho like. This was not acted
on. It, was 'decided to support" tho sugar
bill of the minority 'of tho Fnnnce Com
mute. This bill outs sugar duties down.
about one-third, it abolishes the dif
ferential and Dutch standard. Later,
Senator John Sharp Williams presented
this sugar bill to the Senate. It Is not
unlikely a low sugar duty bill will
pass tomorrow by a combination of 'tho
Democrats and Progressives, who will
seek to make the duties lower than $1.70,
the figuro to which the .Senate regulars
aro willing to go.
The action or the Senate Democrats
In caucus will lead them to oppose an
amendment to the exclso bill which
Senator Cummins -will propose. This
amendment Is 'Intended to so broaden
the definition of busies, as cotained in
the excise bll, as to cause the taxation
of idle capital and reach the Income of
tho coupon clipper.
The Senate took up the consideration
of the excise bill this afternoon, after
the disposal of routine business. Sen
ator Hoke Smith, after tho reading of
the bill, took tho floor in support of
the excise. substitute.
CLAIM GUARDSMEN
IN MANEUVERS ARE
Y
Wisconsin and Illinois Militia
Said to Be Breaking All
Rules at Camp Douglas.
CHICAGO, July 26. Military experts
who went to 'Camp Douglas, Wis., to
observe the maneuvers there for which
Congress appropriated $1,350,000, have rc
teurned to Chicago and charge that the
soldiers havo engaged In a drunken
orgy until they ore unfit to carry on the
warfare. Women who went in nimn
Douglas, arriving in Chicago, made
similar charges today, and further as
serted that the soldiers have insulted
women promiscuously, and that unac
companied women on the streets or the'
little, Wisconsin town were not safe at
night.
The United States army headquarters
here heard the story, and the wires to
the military camo were kept hot. If
there Is any substantiation of these re
ports, it was intimated at the army
headquarters, a thorough probe of con
ditions would be made, and the officers
In charge of the men would have to
do a lot of explaining.
The troops are divided Into two com
mands, the "reds" and the "blues."
The "red" army, commanded br Gen-
eral Halt, or St. Paul, was fifteen miles
rrom Douglas when the alleged orgy
occurred. The "blues" aro commanded
by Colonel Hallaway, of La Crosse.
one story told nere was -that a young
girl in a hysterical condition was found
in the railway station at Douglas. Bhe
told women who found here there that
she had started to the station to go to
her home at Tomah. Wis., and that' sol
diers had attacked her while officers
made no effort to protect her.
One story told by a returning visitor
from the maneuvers follows:
"me town or Douglas was caDtured by
men from the 'Blue' army, composed of
the Third Wisconsin and Third Illinois
National Guard, Third Squadron of the
Fifteenth Cavalry; Battery A. Wiscon
sin Artillery, and one half.an ambulance
company from Fort Leavenworth.
"The saloons of the town filled quick
ly ond within three hours tho orgy was
in full blast. Soldiers tonic rnmnlnn
of the streets and hurled insults at wom
en, jngms ana orawis started ana sol
diers lay In a drunken stupor' on the
sidewalks or reeled and fell Into the
gutters."
MISSIONARIESJEED
NO GOVERNMENT AID
Americans Arrested in Korea Will
Be Released Without
Protest.
This Government will not be asked
to Intervene in hehnif nf ni..t..n
American missionaries arrested in
?!.?. 'f.. TKed COInPclty in a plot
Ugalnst the Jajane.se governor gen
eral. Chairman Sulzer. of the Bouse
Foreign AfTalrs Committee stated to
day. a.u.lz.e.r. rec4e,yed a letter today from
Secretory Arthur J. Brown, of the
Presbyterian board of foreign mis,
sions indicating that Govenment aid
i?rn1t.10.w neded. Brown will bo in
Wasnlnirton Mnnrinv ia' tsnt. ...f.i.
Sul?r and Secretary of. State Knox.
cin ior ine Americans Is not asked
by their offlclnl supvi Irs in this
country. That fvy will be released
without a nrotpat fmm Mi. irni.t
States is the belief of Congressman
unci, mur n conference with Bcc
rMary Knox. Sulzer sairt nni nrtinn (
now needed In behalf qt the missionaries.
DRUNKEN
ORG
SECRET THRUST
AT
fcold Effort Made to Strip
Commerce Commission
of All Power.
(Continued from First Page.)
chairman of tho Interstate Commerce
Commission, Judge Charles A. Prouty,
which was used fn support of the Hol
land bill when that measure was re
ported. But It Is now explained by of
ficials of tho Interstate Commission,
that when Judgo Prouty wroto that let
ter, ho had a different bill In mind; the
testimonial he gave in ' behalf of one
measure was used in behair of a differ
ent onoi On this point It -was impos
sible today to get' an expression from
Judge Prouty, who Is out of the city.
Skillful Campaign.
When tho real Inwardness of thb
schemo was discovered and explained to
membors of both houses, it promptly
became apparent that a skillful cam
paign had been undertaken to got a
bad bill through Congress, masquerad
ing, ah a useful measure in the Interest
of tho shlpppr. Nobody except, tho
shipper was heard of In connection wltn
It. It was going to give him some
much-needed relief. That won thn claim'
.put forth. '
To explain exactly what was under
taking, It is necessary to go back to
tho Hepburn legislation of 1906. At that
time the great question was between
the '"narrow" and the "brpad" Court re
view; that Is, whether, on appeal from
tho Interstate commission, the court
might review tho faots, the decisions
based on the faots, and the Judgment
and discretion of the commission; or
.whether It might only consider legal and
constitutional questions.
Tho former would bo "broad" review
lmu miivii wjw uairuw. me oroaa re
view would mean that tho court, on ap-
jnai, cuuiu duluuiuvq us juagment, on
all features, for the judgment of the
commission, .if ,lt chose; on fact, the
court would become the real authority;
the commission would bo nothing more
than an investigating body to ascertain
facts for Instruction of the court, and
the court would bo free to examine,
and. & 'J .?ho.se" . ject- any findings of
fact that It didn't like.
Tho decision was a compromise, but
when it reached thn fltinr.mA rni, .
body flatly declared jfor the narrow re
view; tho courts must accept the com
mission's nnaings or facts, and Its gen
eral judgment. The court con concern
Itself only as to:
1 Constitutional questions.
2 The question or whether the com
mission has exceeded the authority re
posed in it by the law.
3 The question whether the commis
sion has been arhlfntrv ufhA.AM .
clslon has been reached without full
hearing, due process, etc
That Is all. If, for Instance, the com
mission should order a rate reduced 90
per cent, and ir that could not be shown
to be unconstitutional because confisca
tory, or unlawful because In excess of
the commission's power, or arbitrary
i!?n SX? .c.0Urt.J?ad business inquir
ing whether the rate prescribed is
reasonable. That is the commission's
business, and the Supreme Court de
clines to let nnv rnnrt lnlarr.ra v.,. -..v.
etttutlng its judgement for that of the
Sustained By High Court
Thus the Supreme Court held in vari
ous cases. The Commerce Court, how
over, has not agreed. It has been reach
ing out for the power to substitute Its
own findings of fact for those of the
commission and. Its own judgment for
that of the commission. The railroads
naturally, have been anxious that tho
Commerce Court view should prevail.
frrfeenyd,yreKemthat " " M
h?elSRi2e,5atte. by !h0 8uDnie Court,
the railroad interests came here anci
undertook to get the law amended so
that It should give them tho broad re
view they always wanted, and repose in
the Commerce Court the powers which
it has Insisted on taking.
The Borland bill added to the present
reylew provision of the Interstate com
merce law. these words:
"The court shall also have jurisdic
tion over all cases brought to correct
any error of law made by the commis
sion in granting or refusing to grant
relief In any proceeding before the said
commission."
Looks perfectly Innocent, but here is
what It means:
Nashville enjoys transit rates; that Is.
,tHi1priv,Ue.e ot 5reing- bulk, at Nash
ville, of through shipments, and then
later sending the goods on South at
the same through rate, Instead of
paying the sum of two locals. This
gives Nashville a big advantage over
Atlanta, and Atlanta complained. The
commission decided, as a matter of
fact, that this was a big discrimination
in favor of Nashville, and that Atlanta
was enUtled also to the transit privi
lege. On appeal to the Commerce Court,
it held that this decision was a QUES
TION OF .LAW. NOT OF FACTS. The
commission had always regarded that
as a question or FACT, as to which
there was no appeal from its decision.
So, it such a proposition as this in the
Nashville-Atlanta case Is one ot LAW.
and lr Congress gives tho court power
to correct all errors of law, then the
effect of this legislation would" be to
turn over the whole authority and dis
cretion of the commission to the court.
That Is the nub of the whole business.
The Broussard Bill.
The Broussard bill Is different. On
this point, It reads:
"Jurisdiction is hereby conferred on
the Commerce Court, with right of ap
peal to the Supreme Court, to examine,
consider, and adjudicate cases or con
troversies in which the Interstate Com
mission has declined or' refused to
grant, In whole or in part, the 'relief
claimed and sought , and tho
said court shall have power to, Bet aside,
annul, or suspend any order of the
commission. In whole or In part, en
tered in any such proceeding and to
direct tho commission to further pro
ceed In said proceeding in accordance
with law and to enter such Judgment,
order, and decree In the premises as
law and Justice AND THEPAHTICU
LAtR. FACTS AND CrRGtfMSTANCES
KHQUIRE; said judgment, order, and
decree to have the same force and
effect as Is now provided by law for the
Judgments, orders, and decrees of said
court."
This would completely wipe out the
last vestlgo of the commission's au
thority. It would be able to do nothing
whatever which tho Court of Commerce
could not review, alter, wipe out, or
reverse. This Broussard bill, however,
would provide this broad review only
as to cases In which the relief asked
had been deemed in whole or In part. It
would In effect open the way to appeal
almost all cases for this broad review,
because the .commission seldom grants
everything that the petitioner asks;
and If It doesn't grant ALL, then the
appeal is opened.
However, the. Saunders bill goes still
farther. It provides for appeal of all
cases; whether the relief be granted or
not by the commission; affirmative or
negative decisions; facts, law, .discre
tioneverything goes up to the final
arbitrament of the Commerce Court,
tho court is made the real commission,
given every trace of final authority that
the commission has fought for twenty-'
BATES BODY
STIRS CONGRESS
Ave years to get, and that' Congress and
the Supreme Court have finally veatea
In It,
1 In the now fatnnu Prnrtnr A Cinmh
caie.tho Commerce Court held that It
vynessea me power of the' broadest e.
yleflf of the commission's discretion. In
that case the commission bad declined
!5. BJrantJlho shipper the relief he
ought The shipper appealed. Tho
Commerce Court said that, it had the
power to review this discretion ot the
commission, but In the particular case
S i '? Presented, there was no ground
for giving the order.
Commission Sustained.
Tho railroads, pleasant with this, rul
ing, declined to carry It to tho Supreme
V.rV but tho-Interstate Commission,
realising that If such . a decision
fi?i ''t-meant tjie complete emascu
lation Of the law and tho withdrawal
of all authority from the commission,
appealed lnstantcr. The matter went .to
VIS-fup.re,na Court, on the Jurisdictional
F3) nl ,a,?ne and the commission was
f.w.2P,nfflr "ustalned and the Commerce
COUrt JUSt SB nwn!nvtv vmnpu
So the Commerce Court's contention
iu.v "-, oou'a review and nndo isvcry-1.-1
"9ne Dy the commission, was
broken down. Then, and not tlU-theh,
was the project framed up(iof getUng
Congress, without knowing, the Mil sig
nificance of what It was doing, to
change the law bo that tho Commerce
Court could got, through tho letter of
the law, this power that tho old law
anA.u2e.Smlremo Court denied to It.
That is the substance of the story,
no real statemont of which has hero
tofpre been given to the public. Offl-Si-1-01!?6
'nteratatocommiBlon are
disposed to believe that tho . people
who Introduced the various bUls, and
?.!.. Ju1d,clanr Commltteo members who
actually reported' one of them, had
no real understanding of the offect
?iLft .Eeom,n,y "'raWe change In a
t-i?lat ropreaonted the most lm
portant feature of Interstate com
merce policy thus far, established by
the Government
The gentlemen, not muw in .....v.
ft7a!r'' are regarded as having yield-'
w oitiutaeni xnat seemed to
f?&r.S-e.ELV n'PPer. .But had the
Ienlslatlea hvuv mvMant K.run.
J?' !l,waM Java loft tho Commerce
Court in complete- control of the field.
Du.miurn uiapp ana cummins got
the matter up before the Senate Com
mittee on Interstate Commerce, and
Interstato Commissioners Clement
and McChord appeared ,to explain- the
situation. They presented the view
iney presentea tt
that auch legislation wnillrl hrmb
legislation
down the present law and result in
most unfortunate transference of
power from tho commission to the
court.
That tho legislation, after being
completely exposed, will have any
possible chance to pass. Is not now
feared, br anybody. The Incldnnt hn
demonstrated, however, how persist
ent are the enemies of such legisla
tion as tho Interstate commerce code,
and how devious and skillful are the
methods they employ in the effort to
undo by Indirect laws what they have
been unable to get rid of otherwise.
Meanwhile, the joke Is on the House
Judiciary Committee, which took.
Jurisdiction of an Interstate commerce
proposition, ana most egreglously
''put Ub foot In It"
ffcufes. $c dompuny
Pennsylvania Ave. Open Only Until 6 o'clock Saturdays. Seventh Street
Pre -Inventory "Snaps" for Saturday
We've gone the limit with these reductions among the small lots. Don't let
the little pricestdiscreditUhe values for they are strictly f tjie Saks,standard.
It's a means to an end-rand we've adopted the quickest and surest' wayto" accom
plish that end. We want to emphasize that the lots are small which means
promptness will pay a premium in successful selection.
Small lots of Men's Two and Three-Piece
Cheviot. Cassimere and Worsted Suits. $f "7C
that have been $15, $18 and $20. NOW U. 4 O
Men's Cravcnette Mohair Suits-
sizes from 35 to 44.
Reduced from
$11.75
$15.00, S18.00 and
120.00. NOW.,
Men's Wash Suits Coat and
Trousers plain Tan and Blue
Striped; sizes from f"
to 48,
Reaucean
from $10. NOW
JW w
Men's Wash Suits Coat
and
Trousers, plain Tan
sizes from 36 to 4S.
Reduced from $6.00.
NOW ,
$3.25
Men's Thin Coats, Gray Mohair
and Blue Seme.
$3.00
Reduoed from $5.00.
now
Half Price
Russians Plain, White arid Fancy.
Were 75c $1.00 $1.50 $2.00 $2.50 $3.00 $5.00
Now 38c 50c 75c $1.00 $1.25 $1.50 $2.50
Boys' Khaki Military Coats;
brass buttons; patch pockets;
military collar; sizes MP
13 and 14. Reduced .from
$1.50. NOW Ub
Boys' Fancy Cheviot Double
Breasted nnd Norfolk Suits
that have sold hi AO
Sow3 ?.y..?: $l.io
Boys' Khaki Double Breasted
Suits, with belt: sizes from
7 to 16 years. Re-riff fQ
Nowd-.f...3:.4.!:...$l.yo
1
Boys' Wash Knickerbockers,
that are slightly muss- p
ed. Reduced from 50c. I g
NOW Atft
Men's Split and
Hats English and
in all the latest
blocks. NOW
F
ORMER GUVERNUn
OF
IN THE ANTIPODES
Wnham A. Richards, Whose
Health WasWrecked by
' Tragedy, Passes Away.
A cablegram fb. Senator Warren from'
Prof. Elwobd Mead; head of tho Irri
gation work In. Australia, announces the
death at Melbourne, Australia, 'yester
day of William A. Richards, formerly
commissioner of the General' Land or
flce and1 also governor or 'Wyoming for
four years. Tho cablegram stated 'that
Prof. Meade is leaving with tho body on
tho steamer Sonoma.
All his life Governor Richards has
been closely associated' with the growth
and development ot the State of Wyom
ing. As a young surveyor he ran tho
boundary lines of tho Stato, and upon
the admission, of Wyoming into, the
Union, he became It's first surveyor
general. - ,
In 1884 he was first elected governor.
On February 14, 1899, ho was ap
pointed assistant commissioner In the
General Land Office,' and was promoted
to commissioner June Z6, 1803. He servea
until the end ot the Roosevelt Adminis
tration. About a year aeo ono of Mr. Rich
ards married daughters rand her hus
band were found dead on a' ranch In
Wyoming, all the indications leading to
the. belief that they had been the vic
tims of a murder. The tragedy affected
the health of the former governor, and
since tnat time he has been gradually
falling.
Police Through Window
See "Matching Nickels
!
When William Mclntyre, employed
as a clerk In a lunchroom In Eighth
atreet southeast "matches nickels"
again with friends he will use .extra
ordinary caution aa to -whether or not
a policeman is peeping, through the
windows of the place.
Mciniyre .was arraigned in the Dis
trict branch of the Police Court tndnv
charged with gambling. Ho admitted
tnat ne ana a row friends were
"matching nickels" and "a few dimes."
The court reprimanded the boy and
iook ma personal Donas.
Men's Odd Vests Blue and
Black Serge, and Unfinished
Worsted left from
Suits up lo $35.00.
NOW
35c
Men's Outing Pants cuff' bot
toms; sldo buckles
and straps have
old up to $5.00. NOW
$2.75
Men's Colored Silk Wash Four-
In-Hands; stripe and panel
IUO CW1U ytMici
13 for 50c
enrects. Keaucea
from 26c
NOW
Men's Porosknlt Underwear;
long and short sleeves;
39c
ana anKie lengtns. re
duced from $1.00. NOW.
WYOMING DIES
for Boys' Wash Suits Sailors and
Boys' Khaki Knickerbockers
the government col
ors; sizes trom 7 to 17
50c
years. Reduced from
75C. NOW
Children's Barefoot Sandals.
In Tan Cair. with Elk
85c
solos. Reduced rrom
$1.25 and $1.50. NOW.
Boys' Blue Denim Coats;
sizes from 5 to 15. Re
duced from 60c. NOW,...
25c
BoyB' Porosknlt Union
Suits; athletic model. Re
duced from 60c. NOW..
25c
Sennit Straw
Italian makes
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TAFT BACKER
Union Men Not "Unprofit
able Servants" Declares
Rodenberg.
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
that members of trades unions are 'un- .
profitable servants.' I do not believe
the union man Is trying to 'give as llt
tlotxs he may for his wages.' Organ
ized labor would receive a blow from
which it would not recover In twenty
years If a man entertaining such views,
should be elected to the Presidency.'
Reviewing the passage of tho Sher
wood "service pension" bill by an over
whelming vote, Rodenberg quoted Wil
son's eulogy of President Cleveland for
Cleveland's veto of many pension bills,
"I wouldVllke to Inquire," said Roden
berg, "of thoso who faVor a service pen
sion bill ir they agree with Prof Wilson
that legislation of that character is 'an
unjustifiable use of public money and a
gross abuse of charity.' Prof. Wilson
docs not seem to comprehend tbe true
spirit and Intent of our pension sys
tem." Himself. Sought Pension.
"Prof. Wilson may have experienced a
cbango of heart for less .than a year
ago ho himself applied to Andrew Car
negie for a pension, based upon 'mere
scrvico' as an educator."
Rodenberg then cited Wilson's "Jo
lino letter," in which Wilson expresses
the desire to "knock Bryan into a
cocked hat," In declaring Wilson, is not
a friend of Bryan. ,
"This was his honest opinion, of Bryan
and Bryanlsm," said Rodenberg. "And
yet today he is prepared' to don sack
cloth and ashes and eat out of the
hand of the man whom he denounced as
on 'untried declalmer.' How' proud the
Democratic party should be of the 'con
sistency, the sincerity, and moral cour
age of their candidate.
''A few years ago Governor Wilson
denounced the Initiative, the referen
dum and the recall, as revolutionary
and destructive of constitutional govern
ment while today he proclaims It as
the one panacea. I shall not direct at
tention to his sneering references to the
Farmers' Alliance and to his characteri
zation of the Knights of Labor as be
ing 'tinctured with hideous doctrines of
anarchy.'
Men's Whlto Lisle Underwear;
act wcai ,
69c
long ana snort sieeves;
ankle . length. Reduced
rrom i.oo. now
i
Men's Black and Tan
Leather Belts; In assorted
lengths. Reduced from
50c NOW
29c
Mon's Porcale and Madras
Neglige Shirts a big variety
of patterns In sizes that are
more or less broken soft and
mil auu
88c
still cuffs plain and
plaited bosoms. Have sold ,
up to $2.00. NOW...
Men's Low Shoes; almost all
the popular lasts are represent
ed. In all leathers GUARAN
I UUAIUW-
$1.95
TEED as usual. Re
duced from $3.50
and $1.00. NOW.
1
Boys' Blouse Waists;
plain
wuite ana tancy; attached
collars. Sizes Trom 4 to
14 years. NOW
19c
Boys' Blouse Waists and Negli
gee Shirts; plain Chambrays ahd
ancy Madras; attached
59c
currs. Reduced from $1.00.
now
Boys' and Children's
Hats many kinds, but
few of any one style.
Have sold up to 50c.
NOW
Wash
19c
Children's Low Shoes and Strap
Pumps; Black leather in the
season's best styles. Re
75c
duced trom $1.25 and $1.50.
N.
row..
s
. LABOR STAND
Small lots of Women's Low
Shoes Pumps and Qxfords, in
Patent Colt, Gun Metal Calf, Vici
Kid and Russia Calf, a- m
Reduced from $3.00 $ hS
anH 3 CO NOW LMO
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