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MONDAY EVFN1KG. MAE. 15,1909.
The Pre-ideot ol both Nicaragua and 8alvador deny thst there has been an; outbreak of hostilites between the two countries. Messagea of irqniry were sent Saturday by tbe press aisocistioos to G. neral Zelaya, president ol Nican ? gua, aod G-neral Figueroa, president ol Salvador, concerning ihe reports of w?r like activity between tbe two republics, and bo'.b issued denials tbat their coun? tries were at war. A dispatch Irom Managua says the reports tbat there has beta na ou'bretk of hostilities between Nicaragua ancj Silva lor were sent tbere by cable Satur? day from the United States. They are absolutely without founds!i m. Peace resigns in Salvador rs well ai in Nicara? gua. The jingoes bave some ulterior objec' in starling these uar rumors and han already persuaded tbis government to get ships ready fur a war with the Cen? tral American States. Coxc'khssman Hobson, charging thai the heads of the pries association hat been decorated by ibe Mikado; that tn< esme tactics employed on Russian news papers are beiog used tova'd the Ameri? can press; that Ike Pacific islands arr bing filled with thorrugbly-organizec' Ja-niece soldier*; tl at cr ait surveys have been nude of ihe entire Pacific se.'. board; tbat the Japanese army is stronger mw than ever; that the cost ol the Rue 80-Japf.r.e-e war was|ra:d m it progressed, and tba' a huge war faed hts beer raised by tbe Flowery Kiogdom, a<: dressed and to a s'rictly limited extent startled the Wyoirigsiog Club in Philn d-ilph'n In a lecture of over two hours las Friday u'ght. Isn't thia awful! Can't Captain Hubson get some one to wri e bim another speech? CHABLKSM BCHWAB, bead of thc Bethlehem Steal Company, gave an in? terview lai'. week in which he asserted ?hat the question of a sweepirg redur. - -eal* of tbe steel ladas* tariff would wean i;? , ?..6 ?._..* .. wotken the country over. Bat Mr Schwab stated last fall that if Mr. Tali wero e'ect d wages would be kept uj and business wou'd hum. Giving as sn excuse the anticipation of the laninj? of r tariff law, tbe East? ern Pig Iron Association has announced a ten per cant reduction in tbe wages of all its workers. A general cot in all parts of the country is expected to f 1 low. Between !>0,000 and 75,000 work? er? will be effected finally. Mr. Car? negie, the great iron master, (stated be? fore the House ways and means commit? tee that a tariff on Iron aod steel tva* not needed, snd the general belief is that the trusts sre only taking advantage of the tariff question lo reduce their ex? penses. A fedekai jury at New Yoik recent? ly found a verdict against the sugar trust, or American Sugar Refining Com? pany, charged with having evaded im? port duty by the use of tampered aoaiea This involves the paymeut of $184,000 in penalties. An appeal was taken by the trust, and the result will pro! ably be a fiaile, similar to the twenty-uine mil? lion fine imposed upon the Stanard Oil Company. From Washington. lOorrMpondenoe of the Alexandria Gnwtte.] Washington, Mar. 16. The grest parlimentcry insurrection of lpfid ended in tbe House this af er n<x>u in a victory lor the insurgents. With the aid of the democia'.s, they limed the famous Reed rules, under which Speaker Cannon and his commit? tee on rules have beeu av>!e to direct the course of legit a ion for to many years. Cha rmao Payne of the ways and means c<jmmi;t-~H announced this morn? ing that the tar ff hill would not b* in troducfd today. Ke said that the bill would not be introduced until after tbe president's message bad been received and that the message would rot go to Congress until tomorrow. The commit? tee met this rm ming to put the fiaishing touchen on the bill. Speaker Cannon, accompanied by Representa ive Thurra-;, of Ohio, was the Oral Ballet n'. tneWhite House today, holding a conference with the president j a lew minutes sl:er nine o'clock. The' mat r of tue organiiatioo and rules of the j House was discus-ed. Boon after Spe?ker' Cannon left, Q neral Bingham, of Pennsylvania, bal a talk witb the presi? dent on the same subject. "How is it; voiog io come ou>?" exclaimed General! Bingham, "Why, we are going to win, i of course.'' The aged Pennsylvania j Conpre*sman is a staunch supporter of' Speaker Cannon aod tbe present rulea. j The caucus of the insurgents was in ?esaiou from 9 o'clock until nearly noon, j AHont eight*** numbers were preaent. A final account shuwed their leader said, that they had thirty-oue votes solidly pledged against tbe Reed role*. ' While every laaargMt was left free to do as he pleased regarding the speaker? ship, it was fad tbat nineteen had de? cided to vole against Cannon. The pro poaed committee of fifteen, tbe commit? tee on committees, was considered and the namea placed in a resolution to be intodnced ll tbe demand for the previous question is voted down. The western coaat of Central America is bristling with enongh American war? ships to check effectively any warlike movement. Tbe West Virginia and Maryland, eccording to dlsja'.ches re? ceived st the bureau of navigat on tiela/, arrived at A aju'.la, Salvador, yesterday rhe armored ciu'ser Washington, which waa staioned al Amapala baa a rive! at Oorinto. The gunboat Yorktown is on her way from Acapulco to Amapala, where she will navigate the Uuion bay. The supply ship G'acier is also a' Ama* ?ala. The armored cruisers California aud Pennsylvania Lave sailed from Ama? pala for Magdalena bay. Od the Atlan? tic side the Tacoma is on her way from GjanUuarao to Po't; Crrle_. The _,-bt made by the Indianapolis Ireight bureau against the C. 0. C. A til. Louis R, R. and otb rs, charging uo jast discrimination against tbat city in favor of Chicago, was decided by tbe Ia* terslale Cumme-rce Cotnraibsion to ay. It was held tbat there was too grta' a lespsrty in tbe rates oo certain articles and a relative adjustment was prescribed on iron and steel outings, furniture, etc. It was further held that while there was a discrimination in the matter of weight in car capacity in favor of Chicago against Indianapolis, the Obicgo meth? ods wonld oot bo e xteuded to tne lat'er city. It was recommended that a modi? fied rule bo made- for Indiarapolis or the unlawful d scriminstion regr-rJiog the ra ceacjustmen. of weights be removed. Thia portion of the complai-1 will be held open thief months, at tte end of which time the commission will act if the railrrals do not. A telegram was sent to every member of Congress today by a group of Ntw York magazine publishers urging that they vote against Cannon and Cannon ism. Presider t Taft's special message to Congress wi'l oot oe ready for tbe prto* until tomorrow. In virtue of the suthcrity vef'ed in him hy the caucus of rspabUean teuton, M-nator Hale, todjy annnutir-td the member-: ihe committee which in to have thedut. of seltctir-g committees. The feature about this new committee ia that th >so- ailed InMtrgrota element iu th* __a_t* I reeogniaad try the vppoiutraent of two of their niiiiihe' M Korah, of Idahi, ami Dixon, of Montai'a. Their names rf the co ruuitt-e i re ns fol Iowa Messrs. Aldrich, ebairman; Kum, .\I Com? ber. Crane, Flint, Sutherlan!, tunis, Borah, aud Dixon. Padre R lat will repre -? i doh al of Veiif-zieh us minuter to the United - The State Departure' t tod I to the VmiztielaD government that he wool i I cepta'rle. Iv j ia, who was ilriven ont of Ventanais by Caatro, la 65 yean of sgt, amt, uitil recently, lived iu New York darug his exile. Bog'it*, capital of Columbia, is under mar? tial law and the plaza isoccupied by artillery ?a the reault of riotinu duriug ths h dayt, aceoning to dispatobrt received at the ?tate Di ju rt mei, i today. President naigDCd ou Brturdny, hut on the following day reMi'iicd hi* pintmii. rXbd hil the rsrolnlloniitt nie using the Panama Colomhia-Ame ican treaty aa a pretext for hostility aga?nat the p-eaMt government. The sugar treat han taut a large'force of ag-uts o Wathhtgton lo avert threat injury to thr-ir taieraatt in the ne-r laritl I iii The'iii, as it Mindi, hat rednoed thi ou refiaed augar lioni isl 98to$1.90 a hm rrrguail goveruuieur, ui ..... .. ure for Aaahingon. America- legntious in ? oautrlea hsv notified to g?t in touch with the various g -v ernmen's concerning the r-ituit on in Nhl, nd to aeoerta u what is I he dUpoaition i Zelayaaud Hioartgot A V gunboiit lins been dispatched to join the two American war Vt*Kit patrolling the Atlantic coast, ^_ MR. CANNON RE NOMINATED. Joseph G. Cannon, uf Illinois, v-m selected Saturday night st the republi? can caucus as tbe candid't; of his party for the speakership of the House of Rep? resentatives. At the eame time the cau? cus bound its members to vote for thc adoption by tbe incoming House of the rules which governed the last house. Ca'anon received 182 votes, Tawney, Keller, Townsend and Smith, of Iowa each 1. The other officers re-nominated were: Clerk of the House?Alex. McDowell; postmaster, _-*__(] A, Langum; ser? geant a'-arma, H'-nry Ca-son; door* keeper, F. 13. Lyots; chaplain, Rev. Henry N. Ocudoo. Representative Currier, of New Hamp? shire, was elected chairman of the cau? cus, and Representative Loudeua'ayer, ol New Jersey, elected to succeed him? self as its secrrtary. Representative John W. Dwight, of New York, was chosen "whip" of the next bouse. Insurgents who attended tho cancas were ti eenerson, Minnesota; Pestre, Mc ryland, and Haugen, Giod and Pck* ett, of Iowa. lt was the fourth time the honor bsd been onteir d upon Mr. Cannon. But Siturday night neither tbe selection of a candidate for speaker, ncr the vote on the rules wss characteriz-rd by the nrauimity of pa-ty feeling that attended the three preceding caucuses. Tbere was plenty ol evidence of the insurrection promised for Minday against the Cm* non organization bot in tbe main the most determined anti-Caaoon repuhli* cans were not pp sent. WILL NOT RECOGNIZE ORION. A statement ol the it hade of the anthracite coal operators oo tbe question of recognition of Ihe United Minework? ers of America was given out io New York on r-a md ty by the np'ratcr*' coxmittee of seven. The satement sets forth tba. the opera ors wili treat uri rn aod nonunion men alike, and th ?< they will * exercise no discr'mirja'ion ?gainst or io la-or of any man because of his membership or nonmemberahip in aiy lahor organization. The commit? tee declares a'so tbat it is absolu.ely inp >r>sible to grant the derrands for in? creased wages and a shorter working day wi1 bout increasing tbe price nf coal to the c.ipsumers. "Thia the opwtlOfl will not coa*erit tu di>," says the sUte* ment, "nor will th-v even consider it." Rioting in Paris. Paris, M?rcb If).?Rioting occurred in tbe city today aa the reault of che t*:e(;raphers strike. The employes of the Central Telegraph I'ireaa resumed work this morning, but refused to leave the building, wben their relief arrived unlfs* their comrades arrested after the demonstration Siturday, were reletaed The employes b?ricadecj tbemselvea in the building, and the police finally broke im aod made fifteen artesia, \ News of the Day. Funeral services over the body of tbe Ute Bithop Potter'a widow were held in the Church of Ihe Incarnation, In New York, yetterday. The Williams A Roger- Company in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the largest re? tail dry goods firms in the state, made ao alignment today fer the benefit of cr-ditrn. Thomas Catholic Church at Arcbbold, nra- I?-ranton, Pa., vtlacd at $75,000 it afiire, It will probably be destroyed, as the flames are spreading. Help bas been atked from nearby towns. Gan. Van H. Bukey, for the last twelve years discusing clerk in the bu? reau of engraving snd printing, died yesterday st his apsrtmeota in tbe Vic? toria, io Wasbiogtoo, aged 73 year?. Tl o'Greater South" movement, m rr-ire-ected by the Southern Commer? cial Congress, will be further exploited by a bacquet to be held at the Willard Hotel, in Washington, tonight, io honor of John M. Parker, president of the commercial congress. A number ofgov* ernment officials will be present, Frank G. Bruce, a Yonkers inventor, committed suicide at bit home, lo tbat city, on Saturday, jost as the mailman brought to his door a letter informing bim that the United Slates Patent Office had granted him a patent oo a nonrefillable bottle, a device whicb, his friends say, is worth $1,000,000. Rrbert Strason, a mail clerk, age) forty-five years, at supper in Flor-), III , yesterday afternoon poisoned his three children, aged three, five, and seven year*, respectively, by giving them strychnine, in coffee, and afterward took tbe same kind of draft himself. Tbe oldest child is still living, bot bavinv violent convulsions, wbile Strason and the two others are dead. He left a note to his wife, saying he was tired of life. The mansion in Fairmont Park, Phila? delphia wbich wss owned by Benedict A-nold and occupied bv bim when he -as io command of the American troops In tl atc ty In the Revolutionary war, will be known hereafter as Mount Pleas? ant. The park commissioners have de? cided to remove Arnold's name from rmi the door and substitute a sign bear? ing thc title by wbich it was known when owned by the McPherson family, wbo sold it to Arnold. Tn? following changes io army offi? cers s'a ioned in Washington are raid to bs slated. Maj ir William V, Judson, Oirps of Engineers, to be engineer com* mi-'sioner of the District of Columbia; Major BptMT. dalry, Corps of Engi? neers, to be superintendent of public ''iilrlinj-3 and grounds, Washington; M j ir Charles S. Ilomwell, Oorpt of Engineers, to be engineer in charge in harbor improveneotson Lake Michigan, with stat on st Milwaukee. Mrs. Matt Pikss, wife of a Wakefield, M ch., miner, late Saturday night cur the throats of her two children as they 'ay io bed. Both died. Tbe children were six and seven years of age, rpspec ively. The father was at work at the .ime the deed was committed, and npin hi: return home the mother told him ' " * -~.,1#" *r.t ho k->r,.?~a-r _?_v -iran tic c< .'ut from Philadelphia to Jackton* ville, and around to the gulf ports. It s planned, a'so to embrace, cities and towns inland 'pile a distance, and ves sels in coast aod near-coast seagoing traffic. Trolley cars, steam rai Ire ad trains, and even automobile*, may, it is said, be called op aod conversed with by patrons of tbe new wireless telephone system. It is expected thst the work will bave progressed within a few weeks so tbat the lines may be opened to tbe general public. Virginia Newi. Mrs. Nannie Holt, wile of W. A. Holt aged aeveoly years, died at ber home in Lynchburg Saturday. Robeit L. Rrbsrts, 66 years old, presilent of the Roberts & Hoge Shoe Company, died in Richmond Saturday. Mra. Lucy Csrt?r, widow of Addison Darter, n member of the Barwell family, of Clarke county, died at her home in Winchester yesterday. She was b7 yean of age. Jno. E. Rose, mayor of Barton Heights, and ooe of the best known holi? ness men of Richmond, died Saturday alter an illness of more than a year. Aged 52 yean. The marriage of Mi*-* Rose Weoner, daughter of Mr. aod Mr*, timrge H. Weoner, of Lovetlsville, Loodoun cout - tv, to James A. Baughman, of Frede? rick City, Md., took place on Wednes? day afternoon. Twelve saloons and a beer bottling es? tablishment closed at Suffolk Saturday night as the outcome of the local option election December 14. Saturday was one of tbe busiest days in the barroom history of tbe town. The jory in Lynchburg which for two days had been trying the case of Ernest Wade, of Madison, charged with Ike murder of Iasac Higginbotham, a fireman, of that city, returned a verdict riaturday night of murder in the first degree, tbe penalty being electrocution. While attempting to thrash ber 20 year-old son becaute he refuted to go borne with ber, Mrs. Agnes Franklin, widow nf a s?a captain, dropped dead in b poolroom ti .'ot lay night, in Hamp toa, Chauncey Franklin, the ton, had been drinking, and when bis mother appeared in the poolroom and demanded hia a t ndnuce, he refused to obey. lu alerter rrceirt-d io Saflolk, Satur? day, Judge Will am Hodge* Mann atyt if elected governor be does not expect to be a candidate for any other office, and that he would aim to make a record, "wbich I can leave to my boy at bis bea', inherit mee. I have not made any promise*, or combination* of any kind to or with any man or tet of men," con? cluded the candida!*. Flames Subdued, New York, March 15.?The Ward Steamship Company received word to dav, by wireless from il. steamer Havana, that the tmtll blan which ?tarted late Int night in thevessel'a bold bad been extinguished with slight lots, and tbe vessel bad continued oo ita way toward Havana. T*io Market. Goorgttowa -larch 15.?WhaatllWl. Today's Telegraphic News Democratic Caucus, Washington, D. C., March 15.?There were 1C7 democrat* present at the mi? nority cancut thia morning ont of a possible one hundred and seventy ooe. Mr. Sheppard, of Texas, had aeot worf be would be pretent later. Mr. Legare, of -otith Carolina, and Mr. Clark, of Florida, are aick. Mr. Clayton, of Alabama, preside 1 over tbe meeting and Mr. Robinson, of Arta> sis, acted as secretary. Mr. Gold? ie gie (N. Y ) wbo bat been quite ill, ard who had prxsised Champ Clark that be would participate in the fight in tbe House if be had to be brought there on a stretcher, mat ag-d ti get to tbe caucus and he did not have to use a str-tcher. Mr. Clark was unanimously nomi? nated as the ptrty't candidate for spetker. His address was as follows: "Last December the demjeratic I elected me minority leader by a uuatiimoua vote. But a moment ago you unanimous'y nominated nie for speaker. For these ll tier in evidence* of yo*r confidence aud esteem, I am dee pty grateful. "In the lan days of tbe ii th Congrcs we wou aonie notable victories astonishing vi - tories wben we rem-mber that there was a repul Hean majority of fifty-seven in that Houae. "We achieved those triumphs by ttcndiog together and fighting together. We can, ll the pretest Congreas, win more victories moie e,Hly because there ia uow a majority of only 47 again*, us. "We muat stick together ia order to do our duty. Tbe country expe ia us to stick to? gether aud fight together. "We munt remember that, to a very large eitr-nt, we have in our keeping the immed? iate fut.re of th* democratic p.irty. Keeeal cents bave demonstrated that the republi? cans are disorganized, rlisgrunted aud at loggerheads generally. Let us rinse up our ranks, present a solid front and demonstrate to the world that wo a-e worthy of the high vocation wherein we are called." The meeting had not been io progress long before Mr. Mcon, of Tennesaee, withdrew. He explained tbat his vote was all right but tbat he objected to caucuses of democrats, declaring tbat heretofore they bad beeo keowt aa con? ferences. He objected to making a cau? cus binding on all present. Mr Underwood presented a resolution declsriog tbat tbe right of the speaker to veto bills under tbe pr*sent rules wai e fleofeive, io tbat he alone had tbe power to preveat the consideration of measures. It also provided for the appointment of a committee of fifteen to revise the rules. To this, Mr. Livingston, of G-'orglt, offered a substitute lo eflect reqiiriog oo pledge of democratic strength to tbe in? surgent movement lu the House, tat I be insurgents hid themtelvet shown their strength. The subttitute aim de maoderJ a free discus*ion of every para? graph of tbe tariff bili. It contaioed s provision demandlog reformation of tbe rules, but n< t until the tarlfl was out ol the a ay. The Livingston Nib ti ute waa turned down after a brief debate, sod Coder wooi't resolution adopted. Io the meantime, tbe caucua nomina ed minor officers of the House, and a 11.45 a1.) turned to make way for the special session of the 61sl Congress call? ed for noon. The Car muck -Murder Trial, ?- -.in- t??? \r,,-t, ir, ??!,,? oe mien until niue u uma luiajunun, *hen Judge Hart will charge the jury. No one ls rash enough to attempt te forecast Ibe verdict of tbe jury, although there seems to be a general feeling that tbere is but alight chaoce of conviction. That this is tbe feeling of the State at? torneys is shown by tbe extreme bitter? ness of their srguments io which fervid pe Moralities bave beeo freely indulged. The defeose, however, does not look for an acquittal although (hey so express themselves io the open. The genera) impression is a bung jury, aod if thil is the reault, the drfecsa will at once de? mand that tbe (brea men be released on bail. _______________ Bequeathed Jewels to Allia Elkins Boail March 15 ?The Duko of Abrnzzt, on the eve of departure of his Asiatic expedition, bat made his will be? queathing to Miss Katherine Elkioa thr finest of thejewels left him by bis motbi r, according to the friends of Ma quis Ne? gri Ur, who will accompany the party. The jewels left to Miss Elkins in case the explorer meets deatb, include a pearl necklace, emerald brooch, and several diamond rings. Io addition, it is tuted that the duke made an unsuccessful at temp' to have his life insured for $1, 000,000 io favor of the American girl, but tba*, the companies approached re? fused to take the r sk, owing to the peril? ous character of tbe duke's trip. Fighting American Competition. London, March 16.?The fight against the invasion of the London retail dry goods trade began in earnest today when H. G. Selfridge, formerly maoager of Marshall Field, c-pened hit big (tore on Oxford a'reet. The British store-keep ers are in a panic aod are ufferiog all reductions regtrdleas of cost to keep Iheir customers away from the iovader. Maoy ol the oompaoirs are issuing new strock tr finance the ti_ht. Harrods, ooe of the biggest British retailers, in an effort to keep enstim from tbe new store, is advertising a free fete for th** week, with singers, bands and theatrical performance!. 0 hers are taking similar steps to meet the competition. Calls for Ala Missing Hand. Wilkes-Barre, March 15.?Burglar J. Vf. Sail-van, now serving a five-year term io tbe penitentiary, ia eager to g-t back bis right band. It waa nlown of) wheo bo was dyoami'iog a sale at Ash? ley, near here, taree yean ago. At that time J rho W. Fenner s-cured it snd preserved it io alcohol. When Sjllivan started for the "pea" Fenoer offered it to him, but he refused it. Lately, how? ever, be bas beeo troubled with rheu? matism and, supt-r'titionsly believirg tbat it can be cored by the touch of the missing hard, he ba*sent wcrd here that he wants tbe hand. Fenner is now trying to Sod lt. Deatha from Spinal Meningitis. Spricgflfld, Ohio, March 15.?Spinal meniogiiis ia given today aa tbe cause of tbe death of Carl Apollonio, the famous Harvard fulllack, who was stricken Saturday aft-ruooo, while working io the boiler room ol tbe Meta'lic Onset Company. Apollooio, died yesterday before the arrival of his brother, Ray mood, who hurried from Biston immedi? ately op-,D, receiviog news ol Carl'a praatrat Frcm Richmond il Dispatch lo the Alexandria Gazette] Kicbmood, Va., Ma-ch 15.?The Conrt of Appeals, today, denied a peti? tion of Ben G.Ibert, the young Norfolk tlayer of his aweetheart, for a writ of error and he will be executed cn Friday. In dloying the petitioo tbe coort held that the new electrocution la ** is net a cruel and unusual punishment. The Sate Corporation Commiision hat decided tbe --cent rate case and the opinion is now being typewritteo. Uni? versal belief here is that a compromise rate of 2* cents ia ranctiooed. Tbe opinion will be male public tbis week. Sixty-first Congress. Wallington, March 15. Promptly at noon today, the Gist Ooogn d in extra session, for the purj. , usideriog the tariff. VicePrcail ll Soermn ca'led the Renate to order; and this duty ia the House was performed by Clerk Alex ander McDowell. ?BAIE There was a very largo atteodance of visitors in the galleries of the Sjnate when that body met today in pursuance of tbe call cf President Tall for thc first session ol tbe 61st Congress Mort then halt of the audience was com- med of ladies. Immediately after the chrp iain'a prayer, P.-esideut Taft's proclama? tion cal & the 6Ut Congress into extra session, was read. This was followed by a roll call to determine the preseoce of a qm rum aod fifi senators responded to their names. Senator LaFollette theo aprunt- a surprise upon tbe Sera'e by risirg to present tho credentials of Ina S.fpheneoa, his colleague from Wuc.o* sin. A few moments before noon M-. LaFollette weet to Mr, Stephenson and offered to ptrform the aervice for him io accordance with the custom betweeu senators from the stine state. The credentials were read and received aod thea Mr. LaFollette iacreaaed the sen? sation that be bad created by proced ing to escort Mr, Stephenson to the Vice-President's desk, where the os th was a Iministt red to the latter. There were many smiles among tenatora at the two marched on aud on across the Senate chamber. Senator Hale offered a resolution tba the Senate should ioform tbe House o' its resdioess to proceed to business; Senator Aldrich offered a resolution thu a comm'ttee be appointed to join with a1 t milar one from the House to notify President Taft that Congress is io session aid ready to receive communications irom bim; and Senat r Cullom a resolu tion that tbe bour of the r'aily meetings should be at 12 o'clock, vice-President Saermau then an noooced that he would appoint Senator* Aldrich aud Daniel to wait upon the president. He theo discovered tba' Mr Daniel rsa* not io the Sena's chamber, rhereupoa be named Mr. McLaurin (U ?*.), to take the Virginia senator's place. It was thea reported to him that Mr. M-j Lau ri a was alto absent, sick, whereupon he caned Mooey of Mi*s au j .. :uuic-. Housa. Attracted by the prospect of a specttc ulf r figbl against the old regime io thc Bouse, throng*, of people from cfficisl aod private life filled every avai.'ahli -pace in the galleries, when that body was ca'Ud to order today. Mrs. Tat wat oue of the most interett dsprctators accompanied hy Capt, Butt, the presi. dent'a military aide. S'ldom ba^ there been so Urge atten? dance of numbers. Tbe speske r's chair wss vacairt, wben Alexander McDowell, clerk of the last House, called the mem? bers to order. Chaplan Ooudeo prayed ?Ad which tho clerk read President Taft's prtwUnMlioo sucnmoniagCongress into extra eeasi \ fbi* waa followed by tho call I by slat a, Mr. Oaapoa, .ftas aaswering to hit name retired fr tm the chamber. The roll call thowed 382 members present. Mr. Currier, of New Hsmpshirs, by direction of the republican caucus, named J si ph < I Canoon for speaker. Hts announcement waa greeted with ioud hand-clapping. Mr. Clayton, of Aa bama,on nehalf of tbedemocra ic caucus, named Ct amp Clark, of Mo., for spiaker. There wss loud baod-clap ping and also prolonged cheering. Mr. Vreeland, republican, N. Y.), and Deot, (dem. Ala ; were appointed tel? lers, lhere was a hush as the clerk be? gan lo call the rr ll aid tbe response oi every member was received with io tease interest. The clerk then started to announce the result. He said Mr. Cannon had received 20-1 votes, and Mr. Clark 16G. Clerk McDowell had no sooner con? cluded announcing that Mr. Clark bad polled l'i6 votes before Mr. Clayton, arose indignantly. "I submit," be said "that the tellers have not yet reported.'' Clerk McDiwell evidently read from his personal count. Somewhat flustered he announced that be would thea wait for the tellers' report, which wai soon made. By a mojirity of thlrteeo vote*, Hon. Joseph G. Caonoo, ol Illinois, was re? elected speaker,twelve republican insur? gents voting against him. The vda was: Cannon 204, Clark 16(",-Oooper f Wis.) 8, Norris (Neb.) 3, Each (Wis ) 1, aod ex-Representative Hppburn, of Iowa, 1. The insurgent*, with their votes, were aa follows. Hinsbaw (Neb), for Norria; Hubbitd (Ia), for Cooper; Cary (Wi>) for Ooopir; Ooop?r (Wu), f r Norcia; Poindexter (Wa-b), for Oaop r; D-. a (Minn), fir OrjOfwr; Kipp (Wit), for Etch; Lenroot (Wi>), for Cooper; Lind? bergh (Moo), for Hepburn; Morse (Wn), for Cooper; Murdock (Kts), for Cooper; Nelsoo (Wr), for Cooper. The absentee*! were Clark, ot Florida, Rusell, of Texas, Leyare.of South Caro? lina aod Sheppard, .f Texas. Ia addition neither Minority Leader Clarie, Cannon nor Etch voted. Tbe committee e .mpoaeJ tal lt ? resen* tatlve Campbell (rp., Kee.), aid Rep resentatives Bartlet-, of Georgia, aid Mr. Clark, of M ssouri, both demetra's, wst appointed to escort tbe tpetker to his desk. Wheo "-"peaker Cannon eotired tb' ha I oo tbe arm of Minority Lead . Citrk, there was a big d?moo*tration on the republican side. Mr. Clark eallid the House to order and presented the speaker, ss the second msn Id the his? tory of the United States who had beeu elected speaker of ibo House of Repre sen a ives lor four terms. Amid thunders of applause, Mr. Can* non mounted the rostrum aod Iaog-*d the gavel to restore ejrder: He said: "Gentlemm of the'House of Br preeenta tlvea, the election to tbe high office of Speak? er, wbich I now have for tbe fourth time by virtue of your confidence and judgment, ii a compliment, tbe honor of which I do not uri'!er e*tin a'eand it which 1 aui not lack? ing in peror al appreciation. We have be? fore us a nina important ami difficult festoon ofCoogre's The adjust merit of the nstiounl r. \>mies baa been since the foundation of tbe government a fundamental r'uis'.iou yielding to no e other io i rn poi t ince Even in tie civil war the question of adequate revenue man lied side by aide willi the valor of our armies and tbe patriotism of our people. And in time of peace, evan, disordered finance* area prolific source nf national ills, not so ar'utr- as those of war, but yet fruitful af c lamity for tbe general i-itereat and solder? ing for thc individual. Tbeae considers ous should animate ua tn a high devotion In the duty lief ne uh. We must subordinate pe'* -.' i,?i t sling* in the (werai gocd, trusting to the considers tr- judgm-nt cf the jieople fr r approval of our work wbeu it shall have been comp!ete<l." Mr. Bingham, toe oldest member of tbe House iu point of service, stood be? fore the speaker's desk and read tbe rath. The speaker stood w th uplift-d baods aird swore to administer the dut'ts of bis office according to tbe Coes itu* tion. The rremhers of Congress were then aworn io. They gathered in fro it of the speaks r's desk, the delegations from sev? eral itates at one lime, and took the oath nf office. Winn the ceremony of Ibe swearing in bad beeu concluded Mr. Currier pre? sented a list of caodidatea for positions aa officers of tbe House, approved by the republican caucos. A'l these men are now in office. Gn bi half of the democ'ias, Mr. Clayton i presented this list of candidates: For clerk, W. P. Kimbad, of Kentucky; strgeatjl-at-ara-a, J. T. Ellington, N C., door-keeper, W. W. Adtmt; pott* mtst'r, R. L. Douglass, S C.; and chaplain, Gio. A Biccus, of Md. Tbe republican list was selected on a viva voce vote. Tbe usual resolut'ons directing com? an', tees to report ti the Sina'e that the House was ready for business wete parsed in a hurry. The speaker ia pur -iiirjce of a resolution, ottered by Mr. elmstead, appoioted the following to join a similar Senate committee and in? form the president that Oongrcts was readv for butinett: Mes*rs. Olmsteai, M Kinley and Clark. 1 At 1:20 Mr. Dalzell arose with the usual resolution that the House adopt tbe rules of tbe previous one. Ho de? manded the previous question. M-. Clark demanded the yeas und cays. As the speaker put the question, "as many as favor ordering tbe yeas nays will rite," tbe whole democratic side stood up sol? idly, while Mr. Clark waved his hand aid shouted: 'Up guards, aod at 'em." The clerk then began to cali the roll. The House by a vote of 194 to 188 adopted a uution for the previous ques? tion oa the adoption of the rules of the GO h Congress A tremendous burst of applause from tbe Oaunonitea and regulars followed ?."-.nncement of the vote, ft had haH. OUt me speataoa aaaacaa ra*?? ta** uar] DO -ucb right. According to tbe rules a vote was then begun on adoption of tbe resolution carrying witb it adoption of ha rules. Oo this Mr. Clark demanded the yeas aod nays. Ia the fiaal vote in tbe House this if ernoon on the adoption of the rules, sufficient chsnges were made from the vet? on the adoption of the previous qaeetloa to tura victory to the insurgents. The vote was 189 to 193 against tbe adoption of tbe rules of the previous Houae. Oj tbit roll call tbe speaker himeelf voted. He his name was called When the cbeerit the old roles had tu Clark, sent a resol desk to be read. It rules of the 60th Congress shouiu > by the til Congress during the special -teston ooly. It proposed that the speaker had authority to appoint com? mittees on ways and means, a-counts, mil'tgo and enrolled bills. It also proposed that the House elect a corn mi.tee of rules consisting of 16 members who are named in the resolution. This committee was to be authorial to ait during the recess and was to repor. the opening of Congress in December what were desirable in the rules of tbe Hou-e. Tho members of the c-mmit ee on rules proposed by tWe Clark resolution were Dal/ell, Pennsylvania; Smith, Iowa; Mano, Illinois; Currier, New Hampshire; Gaioes, West Virginia, Gardner, M ssachusetla; Nel-on, Wis? consin; Norris, Nebraska; Hays, Cali? fornia; Clark, Missouri; Underwood, Alabama, James, Kentucky; Hitchock, N'-braaks; Hay, Virginia, and Burles ton, Texiis. Thia list includes five reg? ulars, four insurgents and six democrats. Mr. Ciark demanded the previous ques? tion on wbich Mr. Muon, demanded the yena and nays. The roll tall waa ordered. Mr. Daz.ll rna le a bee-line lor the speaker's desk aud was reading over the clerk's ahoulder the text of tbe Clark reaolutioo aid the members proposed fr the committee. Mr. Cbrk snd otner* otjected to Mr. Da'zsil'a pres?nce at tbe clerk'a table. Standing at the desk Mr. Dalzell ra;sed (be paper aloft acd shout? ed tba' he wc u!d leave now siace somr me bad furusbed bim wi h the reaolu? tioo. The roll call thea pr ceeded. Tbe motion oo'be previoui qceulon waa lo*t, and deba.eon Ihe reiolut on followed and was in progress at 1 o'clock tbis evening. The Stranded Steamar Logan. Honolulu, Much lb.? A I efl^rts tc pull tbe big Iraospcrt Logan from tbe reef in toe I eil harbor, which abe struck Saturday Dight, have so far proved unavailing. Tne commander of the British crui-er Cambria- today otdered tbe service of bia vessel, but notll another concerted effort it made by tbe tfi-et of tug-i to pull off tbe troop ship, outside aid will be refused. The tuagaa he* in 25 fee: of water on the south tide of tbe harbor. She hat listed tottarboard, bu! is oct Waking. Hei posi.ion is well protected and tbe ia not believed to be in danger. Pilot Sanders is understood to bare told tbe Logau't officers that he boca _e confused by the iighu ia tbe eba. eel, DRY GOODS. New Black Special attention it called lo a tttf broad esstrtment, now displayed frc tn, tbe leading nranufacturers, irclndng Priestley and Lupin, of wbich we 'how; a very at ractive at-eortmeot. Their productions are ? rceminently first ia quality, weave, dye aod fioltb. Black Spotproof Broadcloth. The perfection of black dress fabrics ia Spotproof Broadcloth. It ia extremely light in weight and very luatrons, aod ia sponged, shrank aad refinished rea fy for the needle. These charming lightweight brosdclotht are gen autoed not to tpot, and are made by leading maoufactor ra nf Europe. Prices are 12 00, $2.25. $2.50, $8 00, $3 Ml and $4 00 the yard. New Cotton Fabrics Imported Matrri* nm France, (J r many, Great Britain, Iielaod trd s*t - zerland, aod vast quantities from teer leading designers ot America. Included iu part are: 25-inch French Cotton Voile, 25c a vard. 27-ioch Prioted ?""flhure, 60a a yi rd. 27 inch Novelty Snaotung,50c artic!. 27-irch Embroidered French Bitiste, 37_ l a yHrd. '..7 inch Japonika S Ik, 38c a -ard. 27-ioch Kyoto .Silk, 50c a yard. 2S inch Bilk Poplin, 38c a yard. 27-ioch Satin Satin Jacqui rd, 40c a yard. 27-lrch Silk--trped Filet. 50, a v?rd. H. inch French B.tiUe, 25c a yard. l~>*incb Freoch Batiste, 37j < a yard, 32-inch Printed Organdie, S7A_ a yd. 28 inch English Crepe, 35- a yaicl. 30-incb Scotch Gingham, 25c aod '2'Je a yard 30-inch French Satin, 37.c a yard. 27-inch Mercerized Poplin, 25c ard 85fl l yard. 27-inch Bitiste Lswns, 12-Vc a > nd. 3o-ioch Printed Percale, l'-Jo a wd. 28-inch Crinkled kieertucker, 124- a yard, 32 inch Aero Suiting, 19c a yard. 32*inch Linonette Suiting, 12-V _ a yard. -l-ioch Mercerized Plisse, 18-a jard. 27-lncb .-r.'rpeoiine Crepe, 18- a yard. 27-ioch Galatea Cloth, 15c a ytrd. s-cond floor?-G st. Washington, D. C. :b,llth,F.&(l.Sts.,N.W. dorking oo Murder Mysteries, ew York, March 15.?With but a I cluj to work upon, the police ar* y searching for two mea supposed to ut* tbe murderer* of Isadore Delevaot. night clerk 11 the Eastern Hotel, whose body Bruised and with tbe throat cut waa found today io the stern room of tbe ho? tel. The murderers had stolen Dele vant's personal effects aod robbed tho cash drawer of $75. Tbere waa $3,000 in the hotel rafe, which tbe murderers tried to get, but they were evidently scared away. Tbe theory of tbe police is tbat two roughly dressed men who were in the Hildebrich Hotel, nex' to the Eis'em,committed the crime. Those men bad but tixteeo cents between them . - i ?.:_.? . ,nm over tne Davmeot for vim mo M-aa-uar along the Lehigh Valley system to eolve a mysterious mnrder reported from Al? lentown, Pa. While a coal car which tai been emptied here, waa oo a tiding in the Pennsylvania town, the boys playing about it discovered the headless body of a wcroao io it. Before they coo'd give the alarm the irain had moved od and despite tbeir best eflorts, Chief Haynes aod hia men have beera uoable to locate it. Io proof of (heir story, the boys gave Mayors a blood? stained jark't tbey took from the rar. It boro a New York make.'* name cm! the police believe the vicMm was killed io the Idas) yr r's aod ber body hidden* ic the ctr._ l-tcaped Assassination. Calcutta, lodi*, March IS ? In? vestigations today abow that Lord Minto, the viceroy, had an ex? tremely narrow escape from aatatsination Saturday, at the opening of tbe Uni? versity Conference at Calatta. The receipt of ao anooymou* letter canted tbe polios to make arrests ot suspect* who, according to tbe informst ou ob? tained by the police, bad plsnned to kill the viceroy with a bomb. The basan* were flooded w'th police aod troops aod tbe university itself was searched and a large number ofarreata of students aod others made. Will Start oa Another Stroll, New Yok.Mirch 15 ?At 4:15 today Edward Parson West m will start f-om the posti. flics here oo a walk to Stn Fraocisco, Weston is 71 years old to? day, a d wi I eel-brat* his anniversary by starting "o the 4,300 mile j urney. He expects to complete the walk io 100 days, Sundays excluded. Motion Denied. Botlalrr, N. Y., March ii\?Ftdatal .furlse D nrreit of jnfa-ni n and Bawl ti il rompiny $?).(W iii the suit of t'.e enverrinjent again*! the trait .lin*-. Tlie ti;i* fol lo ??? a ro.victioo ! in Per h. aler l**t June. It wa* I that tl ?? bmit&atd Oil C'ouiwioy bad ll vjii>r_eat*froc- Olear, N'. V., 'o ,>rriuu in "rVmont, Many Siitlr-r**r?-rs from niaal catarrh way they get tptandid results by oaina *n alo nu-r. fat llieir l>t-nelit *?? prep-aie Kly'a Balor. Ixe* pt that it ia liuuM it ia ia all re-ii-er-m like the hailing, helpful, pain allaying Cream Balm that thar public L*? Maa familiar with for year*. No cocaine nor thm 'lari-eri'iii drug* in it. The soothiug ipray la a remedy that relier** at nnoe All IrnggitSt, 760., including spraying .abe. oe I try Ely Bros., 66 Warren street, N*W Ifork, ,