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Hospitals in Constantinople Filled With Victims
Wounded in Street Fights, and Jails Pack
With Prisoners Mobs Storm Barred Doors
and Set Fellow Rioters Free.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 24. Anarchy, stalking
close behind revolution, was threatened throughout the
Ottoman empire today. Street fighting prevailed all over
the city, following a night of continuous rioting, and the
hospitals rapidly "Were filling up with the seriously
wounded. '
The police made a semblance of attempting to keep
order, and there were wholesale arrests throughout the
night and today, but the process was much like pouring
wafer into a. sieve. As soon as a prison would-be filled with
rioters, a mob would storm the place and liberate them.
The new Turkish cabinet today decided to recall the
Ottoman peace plenipotentiaries from London forthwith.
ThiCwill preclude a resumption of peace negotiations, and
can-be construed to mean only that tfie 'Young Turks are
(feennln'td-efwjrynUie 'war..
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rtla:fetj,attef "recalling -ihe London
pleaipotentiaries, was to recall .for
eeHrt-martial the. Turkish ambassa
dors a"t Vienna and St Petersburg.
Will Recall Peace Envoys.
These diplomats were accused of
tilling to maintain strong policies in
behalf of their home government, as
against the allies.
Thousands of Ottoman troops from
JUrfaMlnor-were moved across the Bos
phorous into European Turkey today
and last night. They have re-enforced
the troops encamped on the cnataija.
on the
lines and in the peninsula of Gal
lipot. Since the signing of the armis
tice agreement the last of November,
fully 300.00CO fresh Turkish troops from
the Asiatic empire have been brought
into Europe, and the unionists today
boasted that Turkey was In better shape
for war now than when the Balkan
conflict began.
Tn addition to the title of military
commander of Constantinople, -which he
forced the Sultan to confer upon him.
Enver Bey has assumed the title of
chief of staff. left vacant by the assas
sination of N'azlm Pasha, and in reality
he is the military dictator of Turkey.
Blame Aides for Death.
Official inquiry today placed the blame
for the death of Nazlm Pasha' on his
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who led the demonstration that forced j
aides, Enver Bey and Talaat Pasha,
the retirement of the Klamll Pasha cab
inet, gave strict orders that there
should be no violence and no discharge
of firearms.
As they passed the porte, surrounded
by their colleagues of the committee for
union and progress, Nazim Pasha threw
up an upper window to see what it was
ail about. It Is stated that several of
his aides, thinking that the mob was
attacking the porte, fired polntblank at
Enver Bey and Talaat Pasha, They re
turned the Are, and several of their
bullets found a mark In tne aged chief
of staff. Nazlm Pasha never regained
consciousness, and died later in a hos
pital. Two of the a!d,es were killed.
New Cabinet Announced.
The new cabinet, as finally completed
this afternoon, is as follows:
Grand vlzlci and minister of war,
MohmudShefket Pasha; president of the
council of state. Said Hallm; interior,
Hadji JVdll: foreign affairs, llukhtar
Gey; marine, Tschuruksula Mahmud;
justice, Ibrahim Pasha: finance. Rlfaat
Bey; public works. Batzarla Effendl;
pious foundations. Hair! Pasha; agricul
ture. Djelal Effendl; ports. Osklan Bey;
public Instruction. Shukri Pasha.
LONDON, Jan. 24. The Balkan war
situation was complicated here today i
by the fact that all dispatches from
Constantinople were under strictest
censorship. Diplomats were not certain
that the meager information they were
enabled to get was authentic. The
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Eight Persons Dead and Fifteen
Injured When Buildings of
Texas Town Collapse.
McKINNEY. Texas, Jan. 24. Eight
persons were killed and firtecn injured
in the Are which followed the collapse
of the Mississippi Dry Goods Company's
building here yesterday, according to
the estimates made by the men direct
ing the work of rescue early today.
Digging In the runs was resumed at
daylight, and it was said there was a
possibility that more bodies would be
The department store collapsed when
the walls of an adjoining building,
owned bv the Tlngley Implement Com
pany, fell ana crasnea into 1U a sale
was going on In the store at the time,
and the number of persons in It cannot
be definitely learned. Some of the res
cuers today still stuck to their state-
ments that at least thirty-five persons
naa; perished.
The Dead.
Following Is a list of those who per
ished: ROSA WELCH.
RUSSELL HEIGHT, four years old.
N. R. PRESLET. clerk.
Mrs. MARY STIFF, clerk.
Miss EVA SEARCY, clerk.
Rescue work was impeded by the
lack of mechanical facilities, and prac
tically the entire male population of
McKinney joined In fighting the Are and
searching the smoldering rulne. News
of the disaster spread quickly, and Inter
i.rban lines brought scores of farmers,
who joined In the work.
! President's Brother Says There
Is Danger in Plan to Reform
UTICA, N. Y., Jan. 24 A sensational
attack upon the proposed recall of Ju
dicial decisions was made before the
thirty-sixth annual meeting of the New
York State Bar Association here today.
Interest centered In the discussion of
the recall of decisions problem, coming
as it did from Henry W. Taft. brother
of the President, and noted Wall Street,
The demand for the arbitration of the
canal tolls question came from the
committee on international arbitra
tion, made up of Everett P. Wheeler,
Adelbert Moot, Francis Lynde Stetson,
chief of J. P. Morgan's attorneys, and
Jeremiah Kock.
"Under the baneful influence of the
recall," declared Henry W. Taft.
"whether applied to Judges or decisions,
the character of the bench would de
teriorate: and the Judicial function
would finally, become a servile instru
mentality for carrying into effect the
wishes of a majority of the electorate." '
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Great Railway Man of West
Testifies Unexpectedly for
Pujo Board.
No Such Thing, Is Declaration
of Junior Partner in Big Wall
Street Firm.
James. J. Hill, master railroad
builder of the great. Northwest, and
one of the powers- in ' the money
world, appeared before the Pujo
Investigating committee at the Cap
itol this afternoon. Mr. HlllVas on
the stand but ten minutes. During
that time, however, he was the cen
ter of all eyes, and with rapt 'atten
tion the crowded committee room
listened to his every word.
He was, not quizzed as to his al
leged participation in financial con
trol. He declared with the utmost
emphasis, however, against "inter
locking directorates." The railroad
king said that the character of the
man who was director for two com
peting companies was the governing
Testimony Unexpected.
The railroad magnate arrived unex
pectedly .In aahlngtpn today to 'appear
before the committee. He waaaccom-
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mmce -originally naa not inienaca. ques
tioning Mr. Hill. When It wis learned,
he was In the East, however, ..they'
asked that he. come to Washington.
Hill's Official Petitions.
Hill said he was director In the First
National Bank of New York and Chi
cago, the lFrst Trust Company of Chi
cago, and In two rallroada the Great
Northern and Burlington roads.
He said the Great Northern, and
Northern Pacific railroads are .com
petitors. "When the Northern Securities was
dissolved you came Into ownership of
much stock in the two roads?''
"Not a great deal."
"You have 37,000 shares of Great
Northern and 620,000 Northern Pacific?
"I don't know."
Hill said he now has 20,000 shares of
Great Northern, and that his son.
Louis, has 13,000 shares.
jtr. Hill followed the appearance be
fore the committee of H. P. Davison,
Junior partner of the "House of Mor
gan, who filed with the committee a
statement prepared by J. Plerpont Mor
gan, in which the latter denied the ex
istence of a Money trust.
""the firm believes there Is no such
thing, either in form or fact, as a
'Money trust'," the statement declared.
The statement of the Morgan firm was
the climax of Davison's testimony.
I tsald in part:
Morgan & Co.'s Statement.
"Our firm believes, as its senior mem
ber. J. Plerpont Morgan, has testified on
this stand, that the only permanent in
fluence possessed by men prominent In
financial affairs is that due to the er
roneous impression that the great re
sources are at the disposition of a small
group of men, or that the corporations
are controlled by a minority."
The statement declared that accumu
lation of money and credits in New
York was not due to careful plans but
"In part to purelv economic conditions
and in part to the defects of our bank
ing fcystem" there being the necessity
for interior hanks concentrating re
serves in New York.
Automobile Party
Has Narrow Escape
Three men and a woman had a re
markable escape from serious Injury
nbcut 4 o'clock this morning, when an
automobile In which they were riding
crashed Into a big tree at Scott Circle,
and was practically demolished.
The machine Is the property of the
White Cross Grocery Company, 1M2 P
street northwest, and was being op
erated by Joseph Butler, of 2610 1
street northwest. All of the occupants
were thrown out, but Butler and a
young woman who gave her name as
Miss Annie Smith were the only ones
injured. Both were shaken up and
brulfcd and were taken to the Emer
gency Hospital In another automobile.
They did not stay at the hospital after
having their injuries dressed.
The rain last night had left the pave
ments in a dangerous condition nnd
Butler was driving the car without skid
chains. He and his friends hod been
to a birthday party and Butler was
taking them home at the time. As he
swung around the circle, and attempted
to turn west In Rhode Island avenue,
the machine skidded and hit the curb.
Th- front of the machine hit the tree
with great force.
The proprietor of the grocery said h
gave Butler permission to lake the au
tomobile laBt night. He said Butler
often used the machine and that this
was the nrot time he had been in an
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Discovering an. unidentified colored
man in the hallway of her home, H K
street northwest, this afternoon, Miss
Lrdla Garrett, twenty-two yeart old,
heroically grappled with the house
breaker ad made a determined effort to
held him until assistance reached her.
The. man,, however, cutally beat and
choked her until she was almost un
conscious. He then ran out tho front
door and fled.
Miss Garrett was alone In the house
at tne time. Hearing an unusual noise
on the second floor, she went to the
front of the house and saw a strange
colored man going down stairs with
several suits of clothes which he had
stolen from bedrooms on the second
floor In his arms.
Drop those things," she shouted,
grabbing the man's coat, and scream-;
mu ior assistance, une man struck ner
with his fist and then choked her.
A few moments after the man had
left the house, Miss Garrett got up
and went to thn front rionr. She rAllAri
to one of the neighbors who notified
the police. A search of tho neighbor
hood failed to rcvpal any trace of the
:e inquiry
Hope H. Darneille, Former
Official and Southern Build
ing Appraiser, Takes Stand.
With Hope 11. Darneille, former Dis
trict official and one of the appraisers
of the Southern building:, again on the
wltnens stand, the House District Com
mittee resumed the Insurance Investi
gation shortly before 2 o'clock today.
Owl no- tn thn expcutlvo meetlnor nf tha
District committee to consider bills, no
morning session was held hy tho In
surance Investigators.
Mr. Darneille began his testimony
this afternoon by relating the manner In
which he had been asked to bo one of
the appraisers of the Southern building
when the Insurance department started
upon an annraltsal last October. He
said he Informally visited a number of
real estate men regarding the value
of the property and that In apprais
ing tne land at a root no accepted
the lowest estimate received. This es
timate he said was made by Assessor
Loan Shark Bill Now
Up to the President
Only the signature of the President
Is now needed to make law of the "loan
shark" bill, the conference report on
wnich wa adopted In the Houso late
The bill, designed to regulate the prac
tices of those who lend money In the
District .applies to all money-lending In
stitutions except bunks and trust com
panies. The conference report, which was
called up In tho House by Congress
man Dyer of Missouri was adopted
practically without debate. Congress
man Mann said he believed the 1 per
cent per month Interest rate was too
low. but there was no fight on the
conference agreement.
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NEW YORK, Jan. 24. Theodore
Roosevelt, whose Interest in the gar
ment workers' strike was aroused a few
days ago by -a visit to the east side
strikers; called Gertrude Barnum, tho
leading organizer of the white goods
workers, to. the Outl6ok office today
and held a long conference upon ways
nnd means to bring about a speedy set
tlement.. Miss Barnum brought with her
a large package of documctary evidence
showing the distressful conditions under
hlch the striking workers bad labored.
Colonel Roosevelt, declared he was In
tensely interested in -the strikers and
realized their terrible situation and the
need for Immediate action. He said his
position in the matter was that of an
Interested private citizens desirous of
lending whatever aid , he could to the
solution or a grave civic and social
I problem. ,
i Gertrude Corliss, another leader of
I tho strikers, and several union officials
1 annpntMl tnAnv in fani n.vnnf a,i
! Police Commissioner Waldo to tak ne-
tlon against two policemen for dubblniri
sixteen-year-old Irene Roth, 'a strike
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the big parade of strikers on Monday.
: "vc ciiik vciAi-ii-u iuuujt ,iurj
when thousands of tho workers will
march through the upper sections of the
city to show the residents 6f tho fash
ionable quarters what poverty and dis
tress means.
That the strikers have reached a stage
of desperation was shown by further
rioting today. Thirty shots were fired
in one fight, and one striker. John
Grasbcrger, was seriously wounded.
NEW YORK. Jan. ;. The long
threatened general strike of the hotel
and restaurant waiters was called early
today. Marching bodies of the waiters,
uho have been on strike several weeks,
paraded oast the principal hotels and
called upon their fellows to walk out.
At the Victoria Hotel, Folles Bergere
restaurant and Rector's, several hundred
responded. In the other large hotels
and restaurants the men were prevailed
upon to wait until the proprietors had
a chance today to consider their griev
ances and try to bring about an ad
justment. The strike so far has not affected the
services In any of the principal hotels,
tut the union leaders and I. W. W.
organizers called mass meetings today
at which plans were discussed to bproaj
the strike. Pickets were organized nnd
posted ami the proprietors immediately
appealed to the police for permanent
special guards.
Disorder followed the course of the
pnradlng strikers. They assembled In
front of the Hotel Knickerbocker and
foveral windows were broken by bricks.
The police chased the strikers up tho
street, where they made another demon
stration against the Hotel Astor. Krom
there the marchers moved to the Hotel
Belmont, where several more windows
were broken.
Debs Arrested, Charge Is
Interfering With Justice
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Jan. 31. The
Federal warrant Issued following his
Indictment In the Kansas United States
court charging him with Interfering
with the administration of Justice, was
served today on Eugeno V. Debs, lato
Socialist candidate for the Presidency
at hla home here.
Speed the. Lenten Season In the South.
Make your plans now. Splendid resorts
at Ashevllle, The Land of the Sky.
Aiken, Augusta, Columbia, Charleston,
Savannah, Brunswick, Florida, Nassau.
Cuba, 'New Orleans. Southern Railway
offers superior through service. Con
sult Agents, TOG 15th St. and $05 F St.
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Congrestman Cary Thrtatens
to Raise Point If Committee
Hears Measure.
Bill Giving Commissioners Cen
sorship of Motion Pictures
Reported Out.
Bills Reported Favorably
To flisstltate eleetroeitfea for
Te liereue tke pewers ef the
District Ceamitsieaers erer
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At itg first meeting of the seaelon.
the House District .Committee today
transacted business, .and reported
oat fire measures which have? pre-,
r-TkfcJeorkKAte-WH "was
iwtamODffe aaatehfiyoribly re?
poirea. congressman iary or. Mil
waukee, Wis, a non-prqhlbltlon
town, served' notice that he would
raise the point of no quorum in the
committee if the excise hill, were
called up, and it was not pressed!"
The committee was without a
quorum, but, In accordance, with
Chairman Johnson's recent ultima
tum, it did business. " " ;
"Yes, I told them I would raise
the point of no quorum .in the. com
mUteo," sald'Mr. Cary, after the ex
ecutive session. "I was opposed to
the consideration of the Jones
Works excise bill."
Nine Attend.
Nine members of tho committee were
in attendance. They were Chairman
Johnson, Congressmen Loheck, Cary.'
Adair. Dyer. Rcdfleld. Proutvl Bersrer.
and Kahn.
The f0,l0W,nS bllls which have passed
in? oenmie, were reponeo. out
The bill substituting electrocution for
Hanging as the punishment for per
sons gutity oi nrsi aegree muraer in
the District. This bill passed the Sen
ate last week.
A bill Increasing the powers of the
Commissioners to prevent the showing
of Indecent pictures In places of public
amusement. It provides that hereafter
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Mrs. Margaret Witcher Is First
Female Courier to Reach
Mrs. Margaret Zane Witcher, tho first
woman messenger to bring electoral
votes to the Capitol, has arrived In
Washington with the vote of Utah.
Mrs. Witcher. who Is herself one of
the electors, reached the city last night,
and today went to tho Capitol with tho
electoral vote of her State. She went
to the office of Senator Smoot. and
from there wont to the office of the
Vice President of the Senate and de
posited the package containing the lists
of ballots. She was accompanied by
E. R. Calllster. assistant clerk of the
Committee on Public Lands. Later she
was shown about the Capitol by George
Carter, secretary of the Joint Printing
The visit of Mrs. Witcher was with
out special incident She receives for
her trip a cents per mile, amounting
to about $500.
She Is a auffra1st and an experienced
politician. She has served two terms
as county clerk of Salt Lake county,
and was. within four votes of being
nominated as the Republican candidate
for State treasurer of Utah last fall.
Mrs. Witcher Is a daughter of Judge
John M. Zane. one of the first Federal
Judges of Utah.
Mrs. Witcher called at the White
House shortly before noon, but was un
able to see the President because of
pressure of business. The President
sent word to Mrs. Witcher to return to
morrow when he will grant her an
audience. ,
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Unanimously Against It Danger to Statu
ary and Paintings at Hands tf "Vandal
Assigned As Reason for Actio
No public reception at the time of the inauguration
will be held at the Capitol. This means, following the de
cision to have no inaugural ball, that the reception, as weM
as the ball, will be dispensed with.
The final blow to the reception was given by the Serlr
ate- Democrats in caucus this morning. It was the unani
mous decision of thecaucus that. there should be no public,
reception held in the Capitol. This decision was based on
the general, feeling that such a recepiu'on would be danger
ous to the statuary, that the valuable paintings, would be i
in danger from vandals, and that the facilities for holding j
a reception in the Capitol were unsatisfactory.
As soon as the decision of the caucus became known j
it was generally recognized about the Capitol that ihe re-
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Former Speaker Makes House
Smile.With His Argument for
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Uncle Joe Cannon opposed In the House
"this afternoon the proposed Washington
to Gettysburg highway as a memorial
to Abraham Lincoln.
The Senate today adopted a Joint
resolution approving the plans for a
Lincoln memorial building as already
approved by the Lincoln memorial com
mission. The Senate passed the resolu
tion on motion of Senator Cullora, A
concurrent resolution was passed prev.
louslv and the effect of changing It
to a joint resolution la to strengthen It.
If passed In this form and signed By
the President it would have the force
of -law.
Not Under Consideration.
The Lincoln memorial bill was not
under consideration In the House, but
the way was paved to make it In order
next Wednesday, and the former .Speak
er Incidentally discussed the several me
morial plans suggested.
Mr. Cannon said he personally pre
ferred a memorial at the Soldiers' Home
grounds, but that he woujd voice no
decided opposition to the memorial on
the Potomac river.
f hart a personal acquaintance with
Abraham Lincoln,' said Uncle Joe; "and
I loved him personally ana nis nm
nlflcent services In the preservation of
the Union. Speaking respectfully, to
my mind It Is the prostitution of that
pnind man's fame when you speak of
iHlng It as an argument for the promo
tion ana uie consirucuun ui (."
Opposes Highway.
Mr. Cannon said he was not opposed
to Federal aid to good roads, but that'
he did oppose the Lincoln highway.
He referred to Washington, Lincoln,
Lee, and Jefferson Davis as four of the
greatest characters in American hls-
"A hundred years from now the ordi
nary reader will recall this period, and
In the mouths ot the school children will
be the names of Washington. Lincoln.
Grant. Lee. and Davis. But will have
to search the Congressional Record and
the encyclopedia to find out ibout the
balance of us who have been Speakers,
ex-Speakers, and members of the House
and Senate.
"Take Mr. Cannon, for Instance. I
was Speaker for eight years. They will
say: 'It does appear there was a man
from Illinois by the name of Cannon,
but I don't know much about him;
there was another man by the name of
Cannon In Congress, and It was said
that he had seventeen wives.' "
"Uncle Joe" was Interrupted by laugh
ter. Continuing, he said: "i-trust that the
Washington Monument and the Lee
monument, holding the hallowed dust
nt thn TTnfnn nnrt Pnnfof"iriti. ifanj In
the fullness of time will bo connected !
Willi mi; BI.O Vt I..U luVl iridium
monument by a bridge to that great
burial place.
"I have no quarrel with anybody, but
as I pass out of Congress. I hope a
memorial will be provided the memory
of this, the second greatest, if not tho
first greatest man, that ever lived on
this contlaeat."
- Asserting that it. was a prosuiuuon oijof people that ,would. try t crowd lata
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ins for receptioB T0rpeee v
Lets RepbUcHs Out.
The decision of tho Deinocrata x&afcea
the situation, eaay for tbe RepuMiaa.
who woaM net have f eH Bte opfealssf
a resolution.
Senator Martlne In speaklns ef tke
situation, taldr
I had Intended to tatrodsca a; rese-
lotion for the use of the Capitol, bt
the feeling of my coHeagaea 1 so pre--nounced'
against it that ln'deferesce te
thelri wishes -I shall: not doaeC The
genera! feeling; seems to be that X
would be unwise to attempt to hold. a
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the buildfn'ir would be tremendous, as
the crush would be so terrific. In the.
belief of many, as to be dangerous.'
Suffrage parade leaders jd. the taa.
gural committee debated vigorously "be
fore the Senate "Committee, on PuhHc
Buildings and Grounds today, tho wors
en asking anoT, the inaugural comalttee
opposing an amendment to the Sheppard
bill, which would give mem" the right
to erect a stand across the street from
the south front .of the-Treasuar. '
The committee puts its decision ovef
until tomorrow morning because no
quorum was jresent. Of Ave Senators,
present, four- .Indicated, that they -
vpred the feminine side or the argument.
Ball Issue Discussed.
The- comparative merits of a ball aa4
a reception were the subjett ot muefe
comment before the committee whjeh
heard the' suSragtst-Jnaugnral commK
tee contention, for Senator Culbersea
asked George "E. Hamilton, chairman
of the naugural, committee, to teJJ
what the inaugural committee thought
about it. Mr. Hamilton's 'final' word
was that the committee had passed a
resolution saying it- deterred to the
wishes of the PresIdent-elecU and
would co-operate an It could In the
holding of a reception, but that It
lacked the power 'to conduct a recep
tion, Proiously,. while saying some
thing along the same' line. Mr. Hamil
ton heard Senator Polndexter ask;
"In other Words, the Inaugural com
mittee washed its hands of the recep
tion as wen as or tno ballT"
To which Mr. Hamilton replied:
"I would say rather 'that our hands
were washed."
-Mr. Hamilton said the (committee had
felt that a ball was a manageable
proposition "but that a 'reception pre
sented grave difficulties.'
'At the ball the number attending
? ? ". Jr. the: nature of thing
"A reception might
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Met at neon.
Democratic caucus decides, against In
augural reception In Capitol.
Mrs. Margaret Zane Witcher arrives
with electoraL-vote of Utah.
Democrats disposed to block; .Commis
sioner appointments,, along with, all
but army, navy and diplomatic.
Senate Public Buildings Committee
hears members ot Inaugural com
mittee, j
Lincoln memorial resolution adopted ap
proving plans for memorial building.
Interstate Commerce Committee meets.
District Hills Introduced.
Met at noon.
Private pension bill considered.
District Committee reported five bill.
Insurance Investigation was reuraed al
Z o'clock.
The Money trust and Shipping trust In
vestigations were Tesumed.
Interstate Commerce Committee heW s
hearing on the hill to extend, the New
'Twk r Use.
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