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lmportance, whlch tho Invostlgntoro would not ln the flrst Instnnco hnve aotight to dlscover, whlch, whon dls covered, ought not to bo hld/lcn or sup prossed, hut tho devolopmerit of whlch may t*nd to crente an crronoous 1m ' presslon that the agents ln queBllon were belng used for purposes uOt withln the line of thelr lawful duty." Tho communlcation thon rccttos thal Senator TlUman on February 19th last, called tho attentlon of the Senato to the clrculnr of tha Oregon Land Syndl caie, whlch alleged that Sonator _ill man was among thoso who had spoko'n for a part of the land to be dlsposed of, and qtiotes Seimtor TUlman's denlal ns follows: "I havo not bought any land any where In tho West nor undortakon to buy any. 1 have made some lnqulrlos as ono naturally would In roamlng through the West. I slmply want tho peoplo of the country to bo put on notlce thnt thls swlndler nt Portland hns no wnrrnnt whatever for ehdeav orlng lo lnvolgle others Into hls game.'' Inclusca Ciirrcfijiondcii-c. Inclosed, tho President says, Mr. Halo would fliul iphotographlc slinllos of letters nnd envelopes from Senator Tillman and his agent, Wllllam E. Le?, bearlng on tho matter. A letter of Senator TlUman to Oregon ?attorneys Is quoled aa follows: "I wlred you from Wausau, WIs., ns follows, nnd wrlte to confirm lt. WilJiam E. Lee, my ngent, will see you about lands. T want nlne quarters reserved. Wlll forward slgncd nppll catlons and money nt once. Members of my famlly are entry men. Letter follows. (Signed) "B. R. T." "I wrlte now to say 1 wlred Mr. Lee, who resldes at Moscow, Iduho, to go nt once to Marshfleld and see you ifbout tho land, to locate quarters for tho soven members of my famlly who aro of age, and one for my prlvate secre? tary, J. B. Knlght, whom I deslro lo let Into tlfe . deal, and, of course, ho wants a quartcr for himself." The letter contlnuos, wrltes tho President, stating in dutall what was to bc done ln ordor to cnablo tho Sena? tor to get the land. The Wllllam E. Lee to whom Senator TlUman thus re? ferred as hls agent, wrote to Reeder Watkins a letter, phoiographlc copy of whlch Is hcrcwlth subrnltted, marked Exhlblt A 1. In thls letter Mr. Lee explains that he had wrltten Senator TlUman fully as to thu stattts of the land matter, a'dvlslng that lt was "a good gamble," but thn. the Senator was lecturliig, so that he dld not got Mr. l-o.'s letter untll n week and a half previously. Tho letter conllnucs: "In case Senator TlUman gets in on thls deal wlth somu good land iu the ulght quarters wo want, I am satisflod thnt ht- can t?o of groat help in getting matters sldrtod from Washlngton, aiul cause the govemJnent to get nusy nnd do -omethiug along tho Unu you desiru. ? He will sut up sucli a howl that it will bc liivpos-lble to do othcrwise. This will be very Important for your whole s-llleniunt to have a man of his ini'lu enco here to aid you at hls end of line. By all means savo n good lot of land for us, ns wo hitcnd to be of inoru \ulu_ than nny ono of thu others In thi.. matter." Then is quoted Senator TlUman', le-olulluti providlng for the institution of tho land suits, after whlch thu President quotes from the Senators letter of February luth to Messrs. Reeder and Watkins. Suys thu Presi Ucnt: The Kriiukeil l.cttcr. ?'lie states that whnt lie has done ln slirrliig up thu question of the Oregon land granis lo railroads has boen done ciitireiy apart from any personal in? terest hc nas in tlie matter, and adds, 'although 1 never would havo liad my attentlon called to lt but for tho in? vestigation as set on fool ln connuctlon with the proposed purchnsa by mc '.f some of tho tlmbur land in question. Of course, lf I decido to make the ten der and go Into the lawsuit, I will hear your propositlon ln mlnd, but 1 would have you understand that noth ing 1 do here in the Senate will be done because of any personal purchase of any of the land.' ? ?? 'lf I can succeed ln causing the gov ei'iiinent to Institute suits for the re covery of tho land and mako lt eaBlur 'for others as well as myself (the itallcs are mlne) to obtain some of lt, 1 shall do lt wlthout any rcgard to tho dcallngs wlth your flrm. 1 stlll want to get somo of tho timher land, if it 13 possible, and as It is prohable that Mr. Lee or some other representatlve of mlne will be in your country in the next two months, we wlll leave tho matter of payment for the inltlntory steps aud Ai-sequpnt procecdlngs in nbeynnce'?for-'*the'present. Any con? tract we mlght make wlll be entlrely apart from, and Independout of, my work here ln the Senate. 1 wlll be glad for you to hold ln reserve eight of the best quarter sectlons of whlch you havo deiinite lnformatlon, and I wlll .ii the meantime press tho Inves? tlgation and other work here, whlch will facilltate the flnal purchase, and ln effect obvlate the necessity of your making any case In the courts at all.' "Thls letter. purely pertalning to Mr. TUtroan's personal and prlvate busl? ness. was sent ln a franked envelopo, of whlch I attach phoiographlc copy marked 'Exhlblt D.' I call your at? tentlon to the letter of Mr. Dorr to the Postmastor-General, under date of November 22, 1908, 'Exhiblt E,' ln whlch he asks for rellef from tho cases whlch Senator TlUman had brought against hlm, saylng that Jhe had no knowledge that Senator Tillman de sired hls operations t. be kept hlddcn and secret from general public knowl? edge. The report of tho inspectors Beenw to indicato that thls young man, Mr. Dorr, acted ln good falth, but that he used Senator TUlman's application for land as an advertlsement." (Continued From Flrst Page.) blng. "AU of them uro scatterod over the world, and 1 don't know where they are. I ain a widower, nnd must llve my llfe alone." A mother said: "Pray for my three boys. I don't thlnk they are. very hud, but I want them to hu better." Stlll another person sald: "I havo frlonds Who have gone asttay. Plea.se say a word for thuin." From tho gallery came a voice: "Pray for me," After liundreds uf persons had reaponded, Dr. Chapman knelt and Invokod God's blesslng ou the ahsent and wayward onea. Last nlght's meutlng was tlie larg-e.t of tlie campalgu yet held in thls city. There waa not a, vacani seat, except iu the rear of tho galleries. The doora were openftd earller ihitn usual on au count of the hiting cold outside, und un hour beforo tho sorvlce wa.. to begin hundreds were waitlng. The meetlng waa pr?ceded by a song eorvtce, led by Mr. Alexander llrllglitful Soug Servlce. Tho cholr, whlch ls said to be thu best ever collected ln Itlehmoml. sans better than on the tlrst two nights siui Biicrn to have lost nll the rougliiiesn of inexperlence. The first hymn sung wus "O What 8 Change," whlch wus followed hv "Ht Wlll Hold Me Faat." Mr. Nuflzger, th( travellng soloist, sang the vereeB ol "JeaUB. Lovar of My Soul," tha audieiic< ai'islng to unlte wlth tho choir in thi choriiK. The Rev, Henry Pearce Atklns, pas ??tor ot tho Allen Avenuo Christlur This Advertisement is short, so that he who runs - may read, and he who reads may run to our' store and get a finger in the pie we're offer ing in Winter Suits and Overcoats for Men and Boys. _ You owe it to yourself to get your slice ...AnBJj to-day. . Berry, & Company. Church, dclivel-ed tho lnvocatlon, and thereaflcr the song' scrvice was ro sumed in the slnglng of "Don't Stop Pruylng." The audlenco stood to slng "Tho Old-Tinie Roligion." Mr. Alex? ander nsked tlio gullcry to sing the verso of "How Flrm n Foundatlon." Thu cholr sung thu cho'rus, and tho eff'oct was a beautiful harmony. Mr. Naftzger sang "Stand Up, i Stand Up, for Jesus." "All Hall thu Power of Jesus's Name" had been sung when Dr. Chapman an? nounced that the nlght's lesson would he a recllul ot thfc twenty-thlrfl Psalni, In whlch tho audlenco jolned. Mr. Naftzger sang "The I'ilot Song." and as the oifertory the ?**5ir led ln slnglng "Looking This Way." Immedlately be? fore thu sermon cards woro dlstrlbuted to the men's meetlng to'-'morroW after? noon. whlch wlll be held in tho BIJou. Those receivlng them were asked to dellver thom ns nvessages to othors. Mrs. Aalier's itcport. Dr. Chapman said that after the reg iilur servlce Mrs. Ashur, who conducted thu Ilrst bar-room meetlng ln Mur phy's llotul lust night, would tuil ot tho beglnnlng of her campaign ln Blchmond. Tlio cholr sang "Revlvc Us Agaln." Dr. Chapman' spoke for mora than half au hour. Tho meetlng showed clearly the splrlt of tho campaign to he'conducted here for the next two weeks, und from tlio enthuslastic reception itceordud tlio I leaders lt ls presumed that this cily will provo no oxceptlon to thu general suecess whlch hus featurod the Chapman-Alexandur campuigns ln othor and tn somo instances much htrger clties. ln speaking of Ihe bar-room moet? lng, Mrs. Asher said: "There was. u largo company present ln Murphy'. Hotel, und -1 don't bellevo we ovor held a more successful Ilrst nlght's meetlng. Flftuon of the young men, who do uol. ns mlght he supposed, rep resent the outcusts ot tho slums, hut who composu our best cluss of citiziins, liftcd thelr hands whon we asked for those who wlshed our work here to prosper." After Mrs. Asher hu.d left the plat? form Dr. Chapman stated that she and her husband luul taken their barrooin campaigns into muny citles, and thuru hud never been uny otlUcIam of thelr work. No Meetlngs To-Dny. Thore will be no meetlngs in tlie i ovangelistie campaign to-djliT, as in every city the workers observe the day before Sundny as ono of rest. Meet? lngs wlll ho held morning, afternoou and night to-morrow. The afternoon meetings wlll be the speelal servlce for mon in the Bijou, the women's meetlng tn the Second Presbyterlan Church nnd a special meetlng for young people in tho Fulton Baptlst Church. The City Auditorium was comfort ublv wuriii last nlght, and tho acoustlcs such that tho spoakor wns dlstlnotly heard in every part of tho houso. TrniiH-ornmtlou of Mnn. Dr. Chapman began his sermon wlth n recltnl of varlous mlrncles, each time comlng bnck, to tho coiuiluding words of his text. In coniieclion wlth the mlraclo, a portion of whlch he recltod ns the bnsis of hls discourae, Dr. Chap man sald: "Woro this tho only miracle In the Bible, I should ho led not to be? llevo lt, but tlie book ls fllled with just such thrlUIng stories, both ln the New nnd Old Tostnments, nnd each is a wondcrful lesson. After hls recltnl of Bible lessons nnd miraoi.s, Dr. Chapman referred . to ti.-nsfoi-mations occurring in present day life. Hp spoke of the drunknrd wlio nrlscs from hls shrlveled life and brconies the new mnn. "Whnt mnn can't do. God can do, ho sald, "nnd the truth of tnls is shown every 'day-?ln mtraclos." Tho evungo 11st improssed upon hls audlenco the fact thnt ho dld not condemn anybody, not even tho greatest slnnor or drunk ard, but that1 hls mlsslon Is to teaeh of a n_w llfe. and to bring the fallen Into the fold. The sermon was not condemnatory of any class of men, nnd ln lts care ful prepnratlon, tho mlnister avolded e'xpresslons whlch usually characterizc lomporance sormons. It wiib n grand lesson, brilllantly aglow wlth cllmaxes, wh.tph never falled to thrlll; and whlch, accordlng to an expression used by Dr. Chapman: "Swayed tho audience as grass before a wind." SERVICES AT PUTNAM'S JlcmliMK of Cliiiiunnn Foree Will As? slst In Meetlng There To-Nlght. Although tho regular Chapman meet? lngs ln the city wlll bo suspended to nlght, evungolistic exorclsos wlll bc he-ld as usual ln tho old Putnam Thoatro Mlsslon, on Franklin Stroet ho low Governor. It ls expeeted that Sovernl members of the Chapman forco wlll bo present to asslst In the ser? vices. The meetlng to-nlght Is of especial Program for Sunday. 11. A. M.?Rcgiilur servlces ln every church. 2i30 V. M.?Spcelnl servlce nt the lieulteutlnry, Mr, Auhcr. UdlO P. M,?Illjon Theatre, men ouly, Dr. Cliuninun. 4 p. M.?s c c o u d PrcMbytcrlnn Cliureh, womeu only, Mrs. Aahcr. 4 P. M.??Se.veuth Street ( lirlnlluii Cliureh, young' people over twelve ycarn old, Mr. Gruy. 4 P. M.-? Grncu Street Presbyterlan Church, ehlldreu under twelve yeara ?>Iil, Mr?. Norton. 4 P. 31.?Fulton Baptlst Church, young people, Mr. Neetlbam. 4 P. M.?Unlon Statlon Methodlst Kplscopnl Cliureh, women only, Mh Toy. 4 I'. M.?llrnmliiN Meinorlnl Church, young people, Mr. Sehneffcr. :u;ti) l?. M._Cenlrul Methodlat Epla copnl Church, Mauehcaler, meu only, l)r. Ci'iuiktnn. 5 P. M.?The Auditorium, Dr. J. \\ llhlll- Chiipiunii, S P. M.~Flr?t Unptlat Church, itcv. Oru .iiiuiicl Grny. $ P. M.?Vnlvu Stnlloi. Melhc.dl.it ICplNcupal Chureh, Bev. Dnulel S, Toy. 8 P. M.~Ilrouilim Meinorlnl Church) Bev. 6, T. Sehn.n'er, H P, ,M?Pultou Unptlat Chureh, Bev, Thiiiiiti . Needluim, l 7i,10 1>. M.?Mauuheater clutraj Methodlat ICpiacopnl Cliuruh,( Bev. I'riinh lirnuNtatV, ?? \ tnlorest, Ir. thnt lt ropresenls the con cljuslon of tho flrst six months of the mlsslon's work. Opened on July 9th, lt has not been closed slnce for a slngle nlght. About 12,000 persons havo heard the gospol thero, and more t.hun 200 have professed thelr purpose to lead a better. life. Most of those converlcd havo como from the outcnsts of the city. The servlces are conduct? ed by buslness and professlonal men of tho city, Irrespectlve of denomlna lion. Services are hold every night at 7:30 o'clock. Sectional Meetings Continue, Re newed Interest Being Shown by Church People. Speaking beforo a largo audience iir-Uio Fulton Baptlst Church, the Rev. Thomas Needham last nlght compured modofn-dny church members wlth tho twelve splcs sent out by Moses to spy out the land of Cuuuun, and who returned wlth tlie report that the land could not be taken. llo urged upon tho church members tha necessity of taking a deupor interest in tlie church and Us work, declarlng that thuy should not glve up becauso the labor was dllllcult at llm.es. Mr. Nuodhain took hls text from tho fourteqnth chapter of Josliua, tha last clause of which hc suld had been for a long time hia llfe prayer. The servlces were opened by the con gregatiou standing and repuating the twonty-third Fsalm. Mr. John W. Reynolds, musical dlructor for the district, led the ciioir in the song scr? vice, and -ung a. solo, God Wlll Take Care of You." A special meetlng for young peoplo above the nge of twelve years will be held at this church at 4 o'clock Sun? day afternoon. Mr. Needham will speak on "True Friendshlp." Mr. Rey? nolds wlll lead tho slngiug. Cro.vd nt Broadus Meinorlnl. An audience that lilled the Broadus Memorial Church auditorium to its ca pacity and overflowed Into the Sund.w school room heard the Rev. C. T. Schaeffer dellvcr an ablo and lntorest Ing sermon on tho themo, "The Book." His text wns from the 119th Psalm, bleventh vcrse, "Tliy word have I hla in my heart that I mlght not sln against Thee." Mr. Schaeffer lald special emphasls upon two partlcular point, one the neces? sity of studylng the Bible wlth both the mlnd nnd tho braln, and, second, the lmportuncc to Chrlstlan workers of knowlng how to handle the Blblo cf fectlv'oly. After the sermon there wero a number of requests for prayer. Mr. W. H, Collison led the cholr, and also rendered two tenor solos durlng the meetlng. At Unlon Statlon Methodlat. At the Union Statlon Methodlst Church lnst Ziight Ihe services proved of moro thnn usual Intorest, and a large audience was present. Tho Rov. Daniel S. Toy apoko very forclbly on "Regencratlon," taklng hls text from tho second chapter of Gencsls, "Adam, Where Art TJiou?" Ho dwelt partlcu larly on hypocrltlcal Chrlstians, and urged tha members of hls congrega? tlon to llve open Uves. Many requests for prayer were made after the sermon. A song sorvlce preceded the regular servlce. Mr. Frank Dlxon sang "Where Art Thou?" Dr. Toy read a part of thg ono hundred and thlrty-njnth Psalm for the lesson. Announcement was mado - that Dr. Tqy would speak to women only at the Unlon Statlon Church at 4 o'clock Stmday afternoon, Remarkable Christmas Present. Among the ourlous Christmas pres ents ot thls year wlll be ono for a man of national reputatlon, whlch has been all year ln the making. Way laat January the' present wa? declded upon, and a frlond of the prom> lnent gentleman requeated tho Bur relle Preas Cllpplng Bureau, ot New York, to watch every .paper ln Amerlon and to take up every Item whlch ap penred conoornlng tho man. Tho cllpplng bureau pejople followed lnstructlons, and now preaent the hls? tory of one year ln the llfe of thls cspoclal man. J Thp hlstory ends just after election, and the 20,642 newspaper ltemi found Jpclude overythlng from a throe llno edltorlal mentlon to full-pago 11 lustrated stories. Theso have bnen mountod on 3,200 great aheets of Irls. linen papor and bound Into three nms elvo volumes. At the head of esoh Item is the name and date o. paper cllppod from, thls lnformatlon havlng beon put ln wlth a. book typewrlter. The words thus lnserted amount to 153,853. In notual tlme, a very atrlct record of whlch has beon kept, the work haa requlred slxty-four working days throughout tho year, and has keptln employment during that time thlrty peoplo, as readers, cllppera, aortero, mciunters and blndera. Bvery news paper of lmportance ia repreaented. Thls ls merely a speelmen of somo ot tho uniq.ua orders whloh get Into tho Burrelle Burca,u, for the extent to whloh cllpplng.. are ueed by Indlvtd iCals and by huslnaes conoerna seeou '*to b? remarkable. There are muny peoplo ln privata aa well aa in publlo llfe who oeed preaa cllpplngs and don't know lt. It mlght ln* well for them to look up thla man Bui-rolle, who la sald to bo so well kn,ovyn that a, lutter slmply audreaajtl "Burrelle, New York.'1 wlll reach blm ^vlth no delay, I . i V and that Sunday nlght the doors would hc open at 7:30 o'clock. Servlces also wlll bo held at Lelgh Street Baptlst and Christ I-plscopal Churches to ac-, commodate thosu who may be unable tli securc seats at Unlon Statlon. Dr. Toy wlll also speak to Mr. Bates's Blblo class at U:15 o'clock S'unday morning, and then wlll speak to tho men's Bible class at Christ Church. ON ITS 01GNITY (Continued From First Page.) portions of the messago do conalltuto a brcach of the prlvileges of thls House, and that therofore, following tho preuedent set ln slmllar cases, tho House should decline to conslder them. 'Wlth tho'morlts of the question wlth referenee to the use of the secret aer vlce men thls commltteo has nothlng to do. Wo fully recognlzo the rlght of tho Prosldent to expross his disapprov u.l of leglalatlon adopted by tho Con? gress, to polnt out lts defects and to ask that they bo remedicd. The.ques? tion wlll doubtlcss be constdercd by Congress aiid sueli actlon taken aa may seem to bo in tho publlc interest. "But your committee has to conslder the crlticlsms mado by the President upon tho motlves of Congress in its actlon last sesslon, to conslder hls sug gestlons as to future l.glslutton, und to report whether Congress, with prop er self-respect, can receivo them. It is stated ln tho mcKsage that tho 'chlef argument in favor of the pro vision was that tho Congressmun dld not themselves wlsh to be Investigated by secret sorvlce mon,' and this ls rc peated ln the additionul mossage. If thls was the chiof argument, lt must have been by thls argument that the majority of members were led to votu in favor of the ol'funding provlslon. Your committee is unable to share in thls belief. In the arguments of the House tho gentleman from Kentucky, speaklng in favor of the amendment, asked lf lt was Inteudcd that Jf a members of Cougress was gullty of un becomlng conduct the department would be warranted ln Investlgatlng his conduct by secret service meii. And the gentleman from New York, oppos? lng the amondment, stated thut we all know, as lawyers, tliat we wero noi. fr'edoral ofHcers; that we were compo nent members of the government, and there was no ono over us. Thon the gentleman Xrom Kentucky sald, not wlthstandlng the vlews ot thu gentle? man from New York, thu prlvato con? duct of a member of Congress had once been Investigated by secret service men, but the gentleman from New York denicd oven this ono arid solltury lnstanc., and stated tlio investigation in the caso cited had not been made by a member of tlie secret scrvice, but by a pollce oflicor of Washlngton, "Wo do not thlnk that even th'o mofct tlmorous of Congressmen could huvo been lnduced by. theso arguments to voto iu favor of tho amendment from fear that lf he voted 'no' the secret servieo mlght ferret out hls secret slns. "Nor does it seem that statement.. mado in 1904, even by a newspaper reporter, aro convincing evldence o? the motive which actuated Congress? men in their votes in 190S. The stnte monts made ln newspapors are soine tlmes quustloncd even ut tho White Houso. ' IIiin Uut Ouc Mennlng. "The statement contained in the messaga that the 'chlef argument li) favor of the provlslon was that the Congressmen did liot thomsolves wlsh to be Investigated' pjin have but ono meanlng. It means that a Congress man who manlfesta an unwUllngness io have hls own conduct Investigated by socret service men, or by any other men, must surely be ln fear of tho law. If lt was belloved that a ma? jority of thls body wero In. fear .that thelr acts mlght be Investigated and thoir crimes dlscovercd, the respect of the people, whlch lt ls Important for tho ropubllo that Congress should pos sess, would be lmpalred, lf not de stroyed. "It ls dangerous to the republlo. that a largo portlon of our people should have their confldonoe shaken ln tho judges who lnterpret tho law; lt is equally dangerous that thoir confldcnco should be lmpalred ln thoso who enact the laws, and lt ls for thls reason thnt the duty devolves upon tho law-makers not' to allow tho lntogrlty of thelr inotlvps to bo Hghtl'y questlonod. "We may bo sure that no leglslatlvo body wlll hc respectod by the people'. unloss lt respects Itself. We aro jeal ous of tho honor of tho nation: we should be equally Jealous of the honor of our Instltutlons. "Dcuhtles. ln tho Congre?is nre pome tlmes found unflt nnd dlshonost men, but I bellQvo tha'. wlth few excepllons the body ls colnposed nt men ot in tegrr.y whoso'voto ls ilstermincd, not by fear of the 'po.llcs, but by itu bfn est regurd for th* publlo sarvioo, If tho timo should ovo" .omtj whon a mn jovitv of tho chosen representatlves <if thn /.rnorlcun people wore s..- unflt for their trust, that lh'-ir votes wero con trolled by a crnven foar of the detcc tl'.in of thelr crimes, ihcVi rtirely .ht republlo wlll have come upon evll at.d the falluro of popular g6vornmont will bo doinpnstrated. lleNiuiiiNlble to tlie Peoplo. "The people of thls country havs sent thelr representatlves to tha Con gre.fs. Many of them havo tor long years hoon re-eleotetl at tho polls or hy Leglslatures. I do not bellevo that popular govornment?nd un'.versnl suf frage aro sueh lamentable fallurps that dlshoneat, cowardly or unfi't. mon aro chosen to coptlnuo in offlce. In thls matter wo stand not only for our selv?H but for those Who sont us here. Tho Imponchmont of those who nre ch.oBon ls tho lmpeachnient oi) thoso wbo ahoo'so, "Tho President says that no ono holds the dignlty of the Congress of thp ynlted Stutos ln hlgher regrird than ht? does. lt would, therofore, bo (l thlng to be doplored lf. as a rosqit of any unfortunttto lqadvortonue of langungo, any unlownrd comb'lnallon of word.., exprossloim should reuiuln in hls mes? sago which mlght ho interpretcd b.v Jlie peoplo as lessanlng the dlgnity an'd thoroby wcakonlpg tho authorlty of tha Congress, "It ls sald in tho niousttgo that orlm. Inals should bo proseculod, if found In tho leglslatlvo branch of tho govern? ment, and wlth thle wa wholly ugroe. But tho Prosldent add_: 'If thu. Is not conaldered dealrable, n, spoclal ox pepUou could b? mado lu tho law pro hlbltlng the uso of secrot Bervloe. Offl? cers |n Investlgatlng mombera of Con tivona.'' ln other words, lt ts suggost ed that wo ptias a law whlch wlll fa cllltnto tho oxposure of other criml? nals. hii- wlll proteot oursolvoH. If a majority of the Congress stand ln favor ot tho oxposure ot thelr own mlsdo'cds, thoy would ho rontly to voto for suqh a law; but such is not the caso, nnd against It wo must prutout. If Congross llHtons tamoly and tlmldly to rolleutlons upon tho character of Its iiioiiihci.i nnd Its/ honoftty of puriiose, It wlll desorvo, fcnd It wlll .curtnlnly recelve, tho conlompl of tho publlc. We feel that tho stiggentlonB ln thu Presldent's messugu tho Congross should roluso meokly to. rocelvo and mlldly to conslder. ..trtiggle of iroro-Utliern. "Durlng long centurlos our Engllsh sponklng nnccsstora strugled and hlod that a rcproaontatlvo government mlght bo cnlabllshed utnotig EnglUh pooplc. Our Revolutlonary ' forctuth or?, moro than a ccntury ago, strug glod and hlod that our governmont iihould be a ropresotntutlve govern? ment; that tho laws of tho Amurlcan peoplo should be passed by tho roprc sontatlvc. chosen hy tho Amorlcan pejiple. Tho Congross of tho Unlted .St/ltes to-day existsas a rosult of cun luries of strtiggiu for popular gov? ornment. ' Lot overy man who ls -a momber of It voto on thls quostlon In tho manner whlch sooma to hlm most worthy |0f tho tradltlons of whlch wo ure helrs, of thu lnHtltutlons of whlch wo aro tho proteetors, and of the peo? plo of whom wo aro thu reRresenta tlvos," N As wns tho case when he flrst spoko on tho question beforo the holidays, Mr. Perklns was frequently lnterruptod by (tpplause. CoiniiilMec'.i Itcport. MJpon tho coticluslon of hls rcmarks he submltted the commltteo's report, which, after quotlng from tho Presi? dent's message, was as follows: "Undcrstandliig thls language to be a rollection on tho integrity of ita membership, and awaru of its own constltutlonal duty as to lts member? ship, tho Houso, ln respoclful terms, called on the Prosldent for any in lormation that would Justlfy tho lan? guage of the mossugu or asslst It Iu lts constltutlonal duty to purge Itself of oorruptlon. ''Tho President ln hls message of January 4th d-nios that the purugraph ol' the annual messngo casts reflectloiis ou tho integ.lty of tho House; attrlh utes lo tho Houso 'an entire fullure to understand my message'; declares thnt he has mude no charge of corrup tlon against any rn'eiuber of thls House, ui.d by lmpllcatlori states thnt ho hus no proof of corruptlon on tho part of any momber of thls House. "Whether tha House Ita lts resolu? tlon of December 17. 1908, correctly Intcrprolod tho mean ing of the words used hy thu President ln his annual message or whether It mlsunderstood that languugo as the President implles wlll be judged now nnd ln tho futurc accordlng to the uccepted Interpretn tlons of tho English language. Thls llou.te, charged only wlth its respon slbllity to the people of the Unltod States and Its obllgatlons to transmlt unlmpalred to the future tho represon tntlve Instltutlons Inherltod from tho past and to presorve Its own dlgnity, must Inslst on lts own capacltv to understand the lmport of tho Presl? dent's language. We conslder the lan? guage of tho President in his messago of December 8, 1908, unjustlfied nnd wlthout basls of f^ct, and thnt it con stltute. a breach of the privllege's of the HouBC. Therefore1, he lt "Resolved, That the House, in the cxercUe of Its constllutlon prcroga tlves, decllnes to conslder any com? munlcation from nny source whlch ls r.ot In lts own judgment resnoctful. Be it further "Resolved, Thnt tho special commlt? teo nnd tho committee of the whole House on tho state of the Unlon be discharged frorn any conslderatlon of so much of the President's annual mes? sage as rclates to the secret service nnd Is above set fnrth. and that tho rnld poVtlon of the mc*s?T? he lald on thn tnhlo; nnd. hc It further "Resolved, Tliat the meaaage of the President sent to tho House on Jan? uary 4. 1909, belnar unresponslve to the inquiry of the House, and conslltutimr f>i inv.islon of th.". nrivileges of this Houso by quostlonlnc the motive.. and Intelllfrenco of members In tlie exer cIfo of thelr eonstltutlnnal rlerhts nnd fttnctloiiH. he lald on the table." For Italian Sufferers. ln addltlon to tbo Rubscrlptlona prevlous, ly tinnouncod by l_le\itcnaiil-Guvernor Elly? son. the following suros have been reclvcd by hlm for tlie Itailan sufforer..: rtlvervlew presbyterlan Cliureh.J 10 00 MI1J Crcelc ri.ptlst Church. .. 85 Alrs. Julla K. Klani. 1 OU Sccttsvllle Baptlat Church. 15 00 Itnmpton Eroebyt.rlnn Sunday School, 5 00 Chlldren of the Virginia Paspenger an_ Power Company's Y. M. C. A.. - 00 In addltlon to tho abovo, he has also recelved throujth Mr. James N. Boyd tho following! V. Vnnghan-I.loyd. 5 00 Dr. Stuurt McLean. 5 00 Mcster Thomiisson. 'iu .Tr.reea N. Boyd. .0 00 Scffolk ChrlBtliin /riiurch. 40 00 Fred 8. Vnlentlne. 25 00 Tlir_u.li Colonel J. Ii. 1'urcell he re? celved tho followlnif suhscrlptlons: R. H. Lindsay. 10 00 W. F. Gray. 10 00 Aicher ? Arideraon. 25 0.1 Cash.?? 25 00 Joseph 11. Anderson....,. 20 00 Johr B. I'urccll. 10 00 J. B. Carpe'nter. 10 00 Total.*255 83 TWO BOl'S uaow.viau. Cuugiit lu Storm, mul Their Sloop la CniiM'/.cd. [Special tp The Tlmcs-Di-patch.] HAMPTON. VA, January 8-?Robert Richardaon and Earl Rlchardson, brothors, flfteen and thlrteen yeajrs old, were drowned, whilo Captaln Charles Wndsny and Flrst Mato Marion Rlch? ardson narrowly cscaped a ? like fato ln the capslzlng of' the blg sloop EUr gene Ely in Back River Oreek Thurs? day nlght. The sloop was .bound from Old ,Point to Yorktown, nnd wns THE WEATHER Boreenwl: Virginia?Purtly cloudy Saturday aml Sunday, wlt u pruluilily ruln hy Su"day nfteruoou or ulgbtl rlMlng temperaturo! moilertite uorttt atiHt, uhlftijig to eaat /wlnds. North Cnrdllun?Pnrtly eloudy Salur diiy nud Sundnyj alowly rlslng temper hturej inodc'rntc northeast .rluda, be eonilng varlable. CONDITIQNS YESTERDAY. S A. M, temperaturo. 21 Humldity. 82 Wlnd, dlrectlon. N. Wind, volooity.,..? 13 Weather .Snowing Preclpltatlon.02 1- noon temporaturo. 11-1 3 P. M. tomperaturo.;. 26 Maximum temperature up to 5 P. M. 27 Minlmum temperaturo up to 5 P. M. 20 Moan tomporaturo. 24 Normal.temperature . 38 Def Icloncy lu temperature yesterday 14 Accum. excoss ln temperature sinco January lst. 20 Accum. deflolonoy ln rainfaii"slnce January lst .0.15 CONDITIONS IX IMPORTANT CU'IHS. (At 8 P. M., Eastern Standurd Tlmo.) Place. Thev, H, T, ' Weather Aiyhovllle . 34 38 Cloudy Augusta. 34 30 Cloudy - Atlanta. 3g 38 Cloudy Buffalo '.. 24 28 Olear Chloago.2<i 20 Olear Clncinnatl. 30 . 30 Cloudy Detrolt . 22 28 Olear Hattoras. II! 18 Cloudy Jacksonvllle .... 46 ,00 Raln Knnsa. City. 2$ 32 Cloudy Now Orloans. no fi'l Cloudy Oklahoma City... 40 10 Rajn Pittsburg .36 311 Cloudy Rulolgh.30 32 Cloudy Norfolk .32 ;i_ Clpudy ? Tampa. SO 68 Oloudy v _,sh)ngton .... 24 26 Ruln Wilmington ..... 36 38 ' Cloar YreUuwstone ..,. ?_6 38 Raln iMIMATUHE AI.MANAC. January 0, loou, Hun rises.7:26 HIOH TIDE. Sun sets.5:09 Morning.... ,,6;53 Moon rlses,, .8:38 < Evening., *. ,,J;ov s_______sss_-ssg-__-_-_-__a.?? i . a Dulin & Martin Co. China, Glass, Silver, Cutlery, Etc, for Those Who Entertain. EVERY rcquisite of the properly appointed table is ahown at thia store in greatest variety of new and distinctivc de signs and patterns. * Elegant Imported Table China, Complete Table Glassware Services, Sterling Silver and Platedware, Pearl and Ivory-Handled Cutlery, Handsome Carving Sets, etc. X^V/s/Y tHia atore when in Waahington. It is one of the recognized pointa of intereat. DULIN & MARTIN CO., 1215 F Street and \\t t ? . r\ /i 1214.13 g. street, n. w. , Washington, D. L. MINCE PIE TIME AfSD FRUIT CAKE SEASON We make oui-b from tho best, tho freshet and tho purest lngredlonts. Send ln your order lu mlvnncc. Our Froaen Dnlntlca, Cakes, ,Charlotte Russe, Cream Puffa and Pastrles arq marvels of excollence. I otveat prlcea pon-llile (or flrat-clnaa (rooda. Prorapt servlce Coterlng Is our apeclalty. RUDO^H MOESTA CO. (Inc), Successor to H_ W. Moeata. 117 East Main Street. Telephone 287 caught lu tho storm that has beon passin? along tna coast. Rlchurdson und hls brotiier had beon hore-to vlslt triends, und wure rcturnlng to thilr homo lu Crab Noclt, Vork county. When thu sloop oapslzud at 7 o'ctoclf lhuihday evening thov two boys woro taken ln thu arms of Cnptulu Lliidsuy aiid Mr. Klchurdson, who ls au unolo of tho drowned youthd. Tho men Jfeld tlie _tru_rg-!ltiK boys for several hours. L>ut ilnally becanie exhuusted, and tlio boys wero waehed out to sea.- Marion. Hicharduon and Captaln Lindsay neld on to the wrockage of the sloop, and wero later washed ashore lu_t above Htickroe Boach. The men thon camo hero, and left thls morning for Crab Neck to convey the sad tidings of iho ilrownlng of the Ilichardson boys to thelr parents. The sloop ls a. total loss. INVOI.VES VAI,UAB.,I_ WM). Homes Along Ito.-M. u itoiid Mk.Iy to I.OMC Kront Y?r?l_, [Spoclal to Tho TImea-Dlspatch.J ALKXANDRIA, VA., January 8.?lt is understood that Special Commisslon. er Howard W. Smlth wlll at an early date begin taklng testlmony ln tho caBo of the Unlted States against The odore Johnson. Ten daya' notlco wlll be glven all partles interested before testlmony Is taken. A report will be made at the July term of the Unlted States Court for tho Unstern Dlstrlct of Virginia, whlch wlll convene ln thls city. Tho ault was brought by tho government to assert lts rlght to a st?lp of land twenty feet wlde along tlie eastern slde of the milltary road leading to Rosslyn. * Johnson Is one of tho purchasers of lund belonglng to tho Draln estate, from whom tho governmont bought one-half of tho rond In 1902. Thls es? tate and lts assigns assert that they voia tho government only a twenty foot strlp of land along' tho roadbed of tha-t thoroughfare, and not- tho ad? dltlonal twenty feet the government. claims. It ls asserted that should tho gov? ernment prevuil ln lts suit, flfty-three lots in tho subdiviuioh known as Mount Radnor Heights, Alexandrla county, would be partlally rutned, and many hosics on the road would ho mlnus their front yards. The contention ls sald to Involve property valued nt from $_r,,0u0 to $30,000. The defondant ls ropresonted by Attorneys Jnmeg E. Clcments and L. I_ Lewis. Tho Unlted States District Attorney reprcsents the government. Court nt Auielln. [Special to Tha Tlmcs-DL.patcli,) AMI.LIA, VA., January 8.?The ad Journud term of the Clrcuit Court, prc slded over by Judge Walter A. Watson. whlch began hero on January 2d, ls stlll In sesalcffi, hut wlll adjourn to morrow. There was oiilv one crlmlnal case, that against Clevoland Gordon, a young negro ot Jetersville, for at tempted crlmlnal assault. Thls case resulted ln a hung Jury. A case 'of conslderablo lmportance, Involvlng tho title to tho Mlll Quarter estate, a place of about 3,000 acros, ln the eastern part of thls county, which had been sold'by Mr. East to Mr. Hyde, of Maryland. wns heard. Mr. Hyde, repreaented by Judge W. H. llnnn and T. f. J3pes, of Nottoway, brought suit to set aside the contract and the prlco of $15,000. The Judgment of the court was to sot aside tho contract and-or? der the refundlng ot $2,500 purohaso money that Uad been paid to Mr. East. Mossrs. R. cj. Southall and Qulck, coun? sel for Mr. East, wll| tako an appeal to the Court of Appeals. -. j i? - -I?... ..I New iVwtrac.ora I-Iectcil. [Special.to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1 HARRISONBURC...VA.. January 8.? The trustees of tho Stato Normal and Industrial School for Women adjourned tlils aftornoon aftur letting contracts for tho heatlng, Hghti.ni. and plumb Ing, amountlng to $10,000 in all, and tho olection Qf John Walter Wayland, of tho University of Virginia, to the chalr of hlstory. and C. J. Heatw.ole, now dean of. Florida State Collego for Women, to tho. chalr of educatlon. Othor Instructors wore provlslonally elected, but thelr names aro not glven. IIn? Not Yet ?cclrted. [Spoclal to Tho Times-DUpatch,] . NORFOLK. VA., Janunry S.?\Vhon seen to-day ln Norfolk ln roferon'co to tho caso of Benjamln P. Gilbert, un? dor sontonce for the murdor oi Mlss Amanda Morse, Governor Swanson sald that ho only ilnishcd readlng tho evl? dence. ln the caso last nlght, and that thoro woro othor phases ot tho caso that ho doslred to conslder, boforo" ren derlng a decision. Ho furthor sald that prlnted lntlmatlons _s to what would ho hts doclslon were unaiithor ized, and that us yet ho was undcclded detlnltely as to wltat courso to pursue, Ho oxpects to bo ready t'o announce hls doclslon withln tho next four or fivo days at the outsldo. MukeH AhmIkiuiu'iU. [Spcclalto.The Tlmes-Dlspateh.l - LYNCHBUKG, VA., January S.?S. A. Wrlght, manufacturor of sashes, doors and blinds and oporator of u planlng mlll hore, asslgned thia aftornoon to H. Q. Hamner, trustee, for tho beneflt of mimorous crodlfors. Th? Uablll-los aro schOduled atv $44,004, and tho assets, whloh consist of plant, eu.uljpn.en.; Htook and realty, aro schedtucd at $34,091. The asslgnmont le duo prlnolpally to the Ulnefca of tho aSBjgnop. ' 0BITUARY ~ Mra. Arcnn C. Fouuitiln. Mrs. Arcim C, Fouiitaln, wldow of .1. J. Fouutatn, d|ed Thursday at th. residenco of her slstor, ajrs. G. W; Johnston, No. 32H AslUtuul Stroet, at 7:00 P, M, Sho ,was ln tho tjaventloth year of hor ago. The funeral wlll tako place to-day at 3:30 P. M, ln l)or fqr to cumu acouun onj_ mv ~ Take LAXATIVR BROMO Quln|no Tab? lets, Drugglsts refund money lf it fallH to oure. VI, W. GROVE'S slgna turo is on each box, ._.. mer home at Battloboro, N. C, where the body was shlpped. Mr. willliuii Mjer. Mr. Wllllam Myor dled last nlght at hls residenctv No. 605 Weat Clay Street. Tho funeral arrangements have not boen made. Mra. Mury lloop. [Spoclal to Tlio Tlme?-Dl?p_tch.l ClIUI.STlAN.SBURa, VA., Januarv .. ?Mrs. Mnty Roop dled at her rosl? dence, near Rlner, ln Montgomery county, yesterday, after au fllneas of soveral montliH, aged 100 years ind six days, belntr the oldest person in thls county. She waw born withln a fqw miles of RIncr on the ilrst day of January, 1800. She was a remarkable woman, havlng nover suffcred any III nesa of oonaoquenco untll n short time ago, and was cloar In mlnd.and meni ory untll a few days before her death. Her husband. the late Joseph Roop. dled ln 1870. nnd sho contlnuod to llvo at tho'old HomeBtond untll her dcath. rcfuslng to leave to llvo wlth any of her chlldren. nllhough often urged t<> do so. She leaves threo sons and three daughtcrs Uvlng, three cf her chlldren having dled. the oldest Uvlng chlld now bnlng neariy clghty years olil. Shc also leaves ovor 100 descendaiits, embracliiK six gcncratioriS. R. I. Roop. of thls place Is one of lier grand.ons. Tho burial took placo to-day at the famlly buryliiK ground. near her home. John Hnrboltle. [Special to The Tlme.-Di.pateh.} CHARLOTTESVILLB, VA.. Januarv 8.?Whlle walklng along Eaat Joffei - son Street. Just ln front of the Flr?t Baptlst Church. lost nlght, Mr. John Harbottle, a ivcll-known merchant. ex? pired guddenly. Death was due to ap oplexy. Mr. Harbottle had been ln hls usual good health durlng the day, and was at work on hls books untll 7 o'clock lnst ovenlng. The funeral wlll tako placo at 3 P M. lo-morrow from the Flrst Methodlst Church, the ser? vieo to be conducted by tho Rev. Dr. H. ,E. Johnson. Mr. Harbottle was horn in Northum borland county, England. In 184'-'. and camo to Virginia In 1SU2. lucating on what Is known as the "Plney Grove" farrn, about llve miles south of Char? lottosvllle. Ho engaged In agrlcultu ral pursults untll about seveu years ago, whon he opened up a business in thls city. He was precodod to tho grnvo by hls wlfe, who dled ln October, 1900. Ho ls survlved hy llve chlldren? three sons and two daughters. Mra. Ellii Chlllon. [Special to Tho Tlmc_-Dl.patcli,l WARSAW, VA., Januaiv S.?Mrs. Ella Chilton, wlfe of R. H. Chllton, Sr., ot Ottoman, l.ancnster county, dled ut her homo last nlght, aged 3lxty-four year.-, after being in decllning health for the past rhree montiis. Her husbano", two sons?It. IT. Chllton, Jr., and W. C. Chllton?and four daughtcrs?Mrs. J. Mannlng Dunnaway, Mrs. R. L Fiek lin, Mrs. E. W. Ciresham and Mrs. George-.V. Greshatn?survlve her. Clmrl... 'IV lluated. [Special toThe Tlracs-Dlspatch.J ALEXANDUIA, VA., January 8.~ Charles T. Husted, thlrty-sjx years oiri, diod this morning at hls home, 140l> Duke Street. The deceased was a brlcklayer by occupatlon, and camo hore several years ago from New Jer sey. Ho was born ln Salem, N. J. Hls wlfo and several chlldren survlve. The body wlll be sent to Brldgeton, N. J., for burial. No arrangements have yet boen made for tho funeral. ThoiniiN II. Sprlnt.S [Special to The Tlmea-DUpatch,] WIN'CHESTER. VA.. January 8.? lhomiis H. Spript, a wojl-known mer? chant, diod hore to-day, after a Ungci-' Ing illness, of Brlght's dlseaso, agod ?/,.V"tW0" >'onra- He was a natlvo of aiuiwood, Clarko county, and a son of John W. Hprlnt. His wldow, Mrs. Mumle Humstono Sprlnt, four sons and ono daughter survlve. C.. M. Iirlttou. [Special to Tho Tlnies-Dlsoatch.1 BEHRI'VILUE,' VA? January S.-tO. M. Brttton, aged seventy yoars, dled at hishome in Bcrryvlllo last ovenlng of pncumonla.. Ha was a nallve of Augusta county, and belonged to tho Slonewnll Brigade durlng the Clvli War, and had a brilliant record. He is survlved by his wldow and ono son, J. M. Britton. of' Willlamsport, Pa. . .fiiltiiN*l.->ii(I.NliiirK. ? [Special to The Tlmen-Dlspatch.. HAMPTON, VA;, January S.?Newt .was .recelved har8;to-niglit of lh? death in tho .WlUJainsburg Asylum of .lulius Landsburg, .formerly ono of tho best knowii and weaUhlest merchants iu Hampton. Ho was sent to the asylum fifteen years ago. Ho was 'slxty-sl.. yoars old. . l_llju.li Moore. , | Special to Tlio Timos-Dlsoi:cli J HAMPTON, VA? Januarv S,?Elilali Moore, twenty. years old, dled in tho hospital ut is'ort Monroo to-day. IIls romalns woro forwardeif to Kinston, N. C. for biu-inl. Moore was until two days ago an artllleryman ln tho Unlted States Army. , dea'ths ~~ DOBSON.?Diod, Thursday, January 7, 1909, at 10:10 P. M? at tho rosldence of hls mother, Mrs. Susun Dobson. 909.North Thlrd Streot, Mr. CLIU'TON DOBSON. Funeral wlll tako. placo. at tlio above rosldonoo TH.tJ (Salurduy) MORNING, January 9th, at II o'olook. . Frlends and jrol&flvqs resuoutfully In? vited to attend, No flowors, McDO WELL.?Dled suddouly, .lammrv ?7th", at; hls rosldonoo, 1007 Short Ba? ker Street, J. H. MoDOWELL, ln tho flfty-njntlv year of hls ago. llo loaves a devoted wlfe and four eltll-' diy?n to mourn thefr loss?Alrs, W. T. Tlguor. Mre. M. J. .Crldllii nnd W. T. McPoweU, of Rlohmbiid, and H, C. AIcDawell, of Mlndoit, W. Va, Funeral SUNDAV at a P. M. from hls lato rosldbnc*. Frlonds nnc] ao tiualntancos Invited tu attend. Inter? ment In Oakwood... MYlillt.?Dled, al hls reslilouco, No. no.. West day, at 12:05 last nlght, Mr. WHLTAM MYBtt. * \ ..''unoval notlco lator.