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Times-Dispatch and reach Ibe buying public / 'l'1113 TIMES FOUNTjRD 1..6. Till. DIBI'ATCII KOUNDUD l$S0. WHOLE NUMBER 1.8,199. RICHMOND, VA., SATURDAY, MARCIl 19, 1910. T1IH WEATHBIt TO-IIAT?F_lr. The Times-Dispatch " prints the news and prints it first." PRICE TWO CENTS. DANIEL APPARENTLY BETTER; MAY MEAN DEATH'S APPROACH Partly Conscious, Pa tien t Answers,-??"?.___'' and "No". DOCTORS FEAR END IS COMING Those at Bcdside Afraid That lm ? provement Is Merely Reaction Which Betokens Close Ap? proach of Death?Family Has No Hope of His , - Recovery. ISpcclal to Thc Tlmcs-I.I.p.-itch.] daytoxa, fla., march 1*_at 11 o'clock a - i'ooxi-'ui, ??k milk was offered hbxatok. i.XXiel, >vhk.*V nn _it'.niii,i_ui -I no.VT like it." tSpcdal tti Tho Tlmcs-Dlspatch.] lUVTO.V.l, I'LA.. ..lAItCll IR__-.HB roiiT.s i'kom Till. iii.nsn.i. oi* SI3.VATOR IJAXIEL IXlilCATE A SliICHT RETUIIXIXi; TO COXSCIOC-I XESH AT JO O'CLOCK. ISpcclal to The Tlmt-s-Dlspati.il.] DAYTOXA, FLA., MAItCIt 18,?IT WAS AXXOI.XCEIJ* AT I?::i0 O'CLOCK THAT TIIKHI. JH XO CIIA7.GB IX SBjrATOtt DAXIEL'S COXDITIOX SLVCB THE UCLLI-TLV ISSL'ED IIV THP, IMIYSICIAXS EAHLIEIl l.\ THE KVKXIMJ, ISpcclal to The Times-DIspatch.] DAYTONA, FLA., MARCH \H.?THB PHYSICIANS I.V ATTBXDAXCE AT 11 O'CLOCK TO-.VIOHT I.-..CKO THE FOLLOWIXO STATEMEXTi "SEXATOR JOH.V XV. DAMEL'S COX IHTIOX HAS NOT ClIAXGED DL'HIXG THE I'AST T-VBXTY-FOuil HOURS. HIS I'CLSE, TE.MI-EltATl.llB AXD KIDNEY COXDITIOXS AHB SATIS FACTORV. THB STATE OF COMA CONT1XT-ES MARKED, Dl'T IT IS XOT OF THE I'llOI'OIXDEST TVI'E. THE I'ATII-XT IS GBTTIXO A.V ADB Itl'ATE AMOtNT OV. XOIllISHMEXT. Sl.-XED, Dlt. E. A. WAI...H, I>K. W. (*. t:ilO,\VXl_XG, Dlt. C. C. BOIIA.VXOX." JAMES D. I'ATTOX. . [Hpccial to Th. Tlnich-Dlspatch.] pnytonn, Fln., Mnrch 10, l_:IO a. M? Wlth hln wlfe nnd non ivu.chiiii; hy ihe bcil-lrie, Senntor Danlcl Ij miMirrinii j'yea** and ??no'1 to nltnple queallons, hut lh?. phjnlclnn.n nre plni-lnu Wllc hope ln Mil_ KcrmluK rcvl-.nl from the i-iuiin iinilcrtvlii.il bc hnx heen for tlte pimt four diijn iu n privntc honpllul In tbln clty. They fenr Ihnt It in nlniply a rrm-llnn, .vbli'h ln cin-li ennen occiirs oflen jtu>t licforc Ihe c'lld. Tbe phyxli-lonn nnd the fnmily hnve no Iioik-m, hul nre iinti-hliiK ivlth Ihe hope tbat be may rrlurn to conacloua _c?_ and eoniniuulcalc mmc djln* wlnh. Thc connlant Information slven out at the bonpltnl every hour lu reaponne lo requesln from nctvapaper men ln tbat tbcre la no cbange nlncc Ihe olH elnl bulleiln glven out carllcr in thc evcnlnsr Al no tlme durliijs Ihe pant four daya han the Senator rccoguUed any one uo III an bour hk_, ivhcn he niuinhlcd, "Ii don't like II," .-? licn oli'rrcd n npoouful of lullk. Wbcn Major I'atlon, tlie Scnalor'n cloKCSt frleud, ivnn _lt<I_is" hy hla hed Kldc, anklnc bhn qucatluus nn to .vheth er be recogulieil blin, thc Senator ?tiarmly Mqueezed hla Jhuml. hut shortly Bftertvnrda agttlu pnnsed Inlo comn. Pray for Hla' Heeovcry. [Spoclal to The Tlmes-DI-patch.] Lynchburg, Vu., March IS.?Lynch burg turned nside to-nlght for twenty mlnutes, and from 8 to S:20 prayors were offered all over tho city for the recovery of Senator Daniel. Thls .vas Uono In responso to a call lssued in tho afternoon paper by Blshop Beverly D. Tucker. of tho Eplscopal Church. At tho T. M. C. A., prayor was of? fered in a gathorlngr over whlch Blshop Tucker preslded. Here, the clcrgy mlngled wlth professional mon, mo clianlcs und women, and the prayors wero offered by Blshop B. I. Tucker nnd Itev. XV, A^Cooper antl John XV. Shackford. WIDESPREAD INTEREST Mnny Inqulrlca for Newa of Strlcken Senntor'* Conditlon. Publlo' domantl for newH about the condltiop of Sonator Daniel has con tinuecl without abatomont. Inqulrles on thls subject have been constant antl ?uncca-lng. Expressions of syitipathy and of interest In tho long flght wlth death are heard continually. The poo? ple of the ally. and Stato watt broath lesely from hour to hour ' for news from the bedslde of the strlcken states man. Wherevor two or moro men are gath ered together for any purpose tho fa? tal Ulness of tho senlor Senator ls al? most suro to bo mcntlonod. The worst, of course. has oonstantly been feared. As to tho successlon, not so much ]u heard slnco tho final dlsposal of tho loglslatlvo problom wlth tho adjouni niont without dav of tho Goneral As pembly. It had been tho genoral Im presslon among tho pooplo who know for a fow days that Congreasman Flood would* havo pevhaps tho bost chanoo of an appolntmont at the hands of thn nbvernor, lt. ls understood. now, how? ever,' from frlends of tho Tenth Dls? trlct man, that ho haa no tmmodlat nnititttons ln this dlreotlon, Tho name pf SpeakorByrd, whlch hns bijen freo jy uaod tn .thls connectlon,' ls' unfler ntood to havo beon ellmlnatod through hls:own action. Thls? Ieaves, to.all appearance.., but. tine ;oonoluslon to tlio wholo matter, int] that ls tho appolntment of ex novernor J.wan?on. TELLS OF DELUEE t Agrccs in Dctail With Talej R c 1 a t c d in Biblc. IATES BACK TO 2100 B. C. tone Was Oncarthcc] by Expcdi tion Sent Out by thc Univer? sity of Pennsylvania. Phlladelphla. Vn., March 1S.?The Iscovery of a fragment of a cunel onn tablet, belleved to hc of thc pc lod of 2100 B. C., bearlng an account f tho deluge deecrlbed ln tho Blble. nd agrcolng wlth tho narrattv. ln lencsls, w.im reportcd to-nlght by 'rof. II. V. HUprccht at a gatherlng f frlends of thc Unlverslty of Pcnn ylanla, at the honiu of Provoat Har Ison, Thls fragnicnt, which has Just been f.-i-lphercd. waa one of thoso exca uted froin the lowest strata ot the idert part of thc rulns of the Temple .Ibrary of Nippur, anel was brought o thla clty by the fourth expcdltlon ent out by thc University of Penn ylvatila in 1.90. It Is of unbaked lay and mcatiures two and three e>urtha Inches ;tt Its greatest wldth nd two and thrcc-elghths Inches at Its ?rcatcst lctigth. As translated by th?* ?rofe.-Kor, the narrntlvc contalncd on he table ls as follows: "I declare unto thce tliat conlincs f hcuven l wll^ looocn, a deluge I i'III make nnd It shall swpop away all! len together; but thou (the Babylon-j in Noah) ?vek llfe before the deluge orneth forth; for to all llvlng belngs, a many as there nre, I wlll bring verthrow, destructlon, annihilatlon ? * bulld a great shlp and ? ? ? total elght ahall bo Its structure. It shall e a house boat carrylng what has ?een saved of llfe. ?"'"'. wlth a strong ??'?k bver |t. The fhlp whlcli thou hult m.ikc. Into It bring thc bcasts >r the fleld, thc blrds of heaven and hc- ere.pln^j thlngs. two of everythlng! nsteaii of a nuni-T * * * and thei iim'ly. * ? ?" Thc SemllU: <liali?:t in thc Inscr.p lon and certaln graintnatical pecullar tles of Uio tcxt show, accordlng to| Vof. Hllpre.cht, that It was wrltten ome tlme between 21?T and 2005 B. ;. Thc oldest tablot hcrctofore known ontulnlng an account of the flood vas thc "l-_ayurd deluge tablet" In tho Irltlsh Musen'm, but thc latter only littcel froin 1150 II. C. Thc "Layurd tablet" agreed wlth ho detnlls of the blhlfcai narratlve ri only u few particulnrs. It was a lagan story of a deluge brought about. t a council of the gods who were di octcd to dostroy manklnd. One of the :ods was moved to save hls protege? ho Noah of the story, and sent a dream j ?f warning on which thla Noah ucted.l "hls gou excused his betrayal of thel ecret to thc other deltlcs by the ex danatlon that he had not told?hoj iad only "whlspered through tho maf'j -that Is. through thc wall of thc' louso, on tho. other slde of which hls irotege slept and to whom this dream vas thus conveyed. SENTENCED T0 WED awycr Gullty of Sclf-liuposcd "Ctanrg^." Kansas Clty. Mo.. March IS.?If tho ontence Imposed upon hlm by Judgo talph S. I_atshaw, of thc Crlminal ourt of thls clty, ls carrletl out, Fred L Mlller, an attorney of thls clty, ?11 have to wed the tlrst woman who rill consent to ? become hls wlfe. Mlller yesterday flled an appllcatlon i thc court, ln which he represented imself as a "lonoly slngle man, In plred with tho lofty ambitlon to take nto hlmself a wlfe," and soliciting he aid of the court to thls ond. "Hero ls a man who deslrcs to pre or against hlmself ln tbe Crlminal fiurt a chargo of wantlng to get mar Icd," sald Jjjdgo Latshaw, when Mll jr'n appllcatlon was read. "Fllo tho ppllcatlon, Mr. Clerk. Enter a plea f gullty after hls namo and sen ence hlm to bo marrleel to tho flrst .?oman who will consent to becomo Is wlfo." Mlller spcclfled that hls wlfe must o well-bred, modest and willing to splre to reach tho "hlghest plano in ife and tho f most lofty llmlt ln hought." .? . MISSIONARY ATTACKED ouvcrt Tliro.vn Into Ditch and HIIiIcm ln U?e Destroyed. Caracas. March IS.?The Rov. Gorard .. Ballly, a misslonary of tho Chrls-., Ian Misslonary Alliance, and agont" or the Amorlcan Blblo Soclety, whllo old Ing servlces at Guaronas, was at ackeel by the Cathollc populoce, but scaped unlnjured. An Italian con ert was thrown Into a ditch. Tho ilbles used at tho servlcos woro do troyed by the assallauts. The Italian llntstor has asked for an Investlga lon of tho incldent. American Mlnister Russell also has omanded that the forelgn offlco inveB Igate the assault upon Ballly, and hat reparatlon be mado. AID IN INVESTIGATION VaaUlnBtonlantt Sunuuonefl to South llelhlehrni for Labor Inqulry. Soiith Bothlehom, Pa.. March 18.?By ociuostt of Etholbort Stowart, whom ho Departmont of Commerce and La or eopt hero to Invostlgato tho labor onclltlons ut tho Bothlehom stool /orks, Tlloma8 A. Bartley and J. J. :iilllvan, of Washington, D.- C. arrlved o-day to aaslat ln tho work. . Tho demands of the strlkerst oon'tatn oarly -1,000 words, and tho- work of omparlng tho wage ratos asked for nrl thoso whloh; tho atepl company aid bofore ihe etrlko and.those belng altl now Ih thoreforo volumlnous and my roqulro uovoral daya bofnro 4 rc ort can ho tabulatod, .The beginnlng f tho slxth wook of tho.strlko llndB ho labor orgi.nissera stlll advlsinir the itrlltera, to romaln flrm untll ? thqlr emunds have ba_n sranted, KOCKING IILLE1 DEAL CONFIRMED Hawley and Trumbull Issue Statements as to Its Import. PRESIDENT STEVENS BACK Enornious Cash Transaction Handlcd by J. P. Morgan & Co., in New York. Negotlations for tho control of thc Hocking Valley system by the Chesa? poako and Ohlo Rallway Company were closed In New York City yesterday af? ternoon Shortly before 1 o'clock by Frank Trumbull anel Edwln Hawley, acting as a committeo of tho directors empowereel on the previous day to prc pare and slgn the necessary papers which would consummatc thc deal. At ?? o'clock Mr. Trumbull ulctatcd the fol? lowlng Ktiiteinent for publlcatlon: "Oflicial nnnouncetnent was made thls afternoon of tho ooncluslon of tbe deal for the scgrcgation of thc Hocking Valley systoiii. "The Lako Shore and Mlchigan South? ern buys thc Toledo and Ohlo Central and tho Zancsvllle anel We'stem, and the Clicpapenko and Ohlo buys from tho other trunk llnes their holdlr.ga of Hocking Valley iHoek, nnel thc Lake Shore and the Chcsapcnkc anel Ohlo ncqulre Jointly thc Kanawha and Mlch? igan. formerly owned by the Hocking Valley. It ls understood that the trans? action was a cash one. and settlement both by tho Lake Shoro anel Chesa? poako anel Ohlo was cffcctcd this af. ternoon." FreHldcnt Stevenn Bnck. Presldent George W. Stevens. of thc Chosapeake and Ohlo. rcturned to Richmond yesterday morning. follow? lng the directors' meetlng In New York on Thursday. Fred W. Scott and James H. Dooley, Richmond directors. also re? turned to Richmond yesterday. Presl? dent Btevcns sald last night that hc had no statement to make as to the pendlng transaction. at> the deal had not been fully closed when hc left Now York, Messrs. Hawley and Trumbull havlng -->_?n-ompo-vcroil to -l?e tlie transaction on behalf o' thc Chcsapcakc and Ohlo. ? The officlal announrcmont fully con. flrms cxclut-lvc nrtlcles prlnted in this paper durlng tho past thrcc days as to the pendlnjj deal and lmllcatcs thc pur? pose of Mr. Hnwley and hls associatos to extend the Chosapeake and Ohlo to Chicago nnd the Lakes, with the fur? ther possibillty of connectlons further to thc West wlth roads in which Mr Trumbull and others aro largely Intcr ested. llocklnji Stock to Be Retlred. It ls' understood that as a result of the deal just closed tho preferred atock of the. Hocking Valley Railroad Com? pany may be retlred. Those in a posl? tlon to have Information on the subject state that tt has not yet been positively declded to do thls, but such action is being considered. Thore is outstand Ing J15.000.000 of the stock, which, ac? cordlng to tho terms of Its Issue, may. bc redcemed at par, Thls stock has prtorlty over the common for non-cumulatlve dlvldcnds up to 4 per cent. per annum, but when ever dlvidends exceed 4 per cent. In any liscal year on both cla&ses of thc stock, any further distributlon for such year shall bo equally for tho benefit ot both common and preforred stockholders. Negotlations under way for the sale of tho Hocking Valle'y to the Chesa peake and Ohio and o? the Toledo and Ohlo Central to thc Lake Shorc and ot tho Kanawha and Mlchigan to the Chesapoako and Ohio and Lake Shore jolntly havo resulted in an agrecment on all tho maln polnts at Issue, but some mlnor dotalls are stlll under dls? cusslon. These, lt ia understood. por tain chlefly to tho dlstrlbutlon of trafflc to other roads. Tho Hocking Valley has somo long term trafllc agreoments with other roads, and an adjustment of theso will havo to bo made. No alfliculty ls an ticipatcd in arranging theso mntters ln a mannor satlsfactory to all concerned. Tho salo was consummated through J. P. Morgan & Co? and the transac? tion Is sald to have Involved a large cash outlay. What Is Embraced. The Hocking Valley Rallroad ls the succossor of the old Columbus, Hock? ing Valley and Toledo Rallway, which lt succoeded after foreclosure tn ISOfl. ln 1003 the Hocking Valley sold .0.924. 200 of Its $11,000,000, outstanding com? mon stock to flvo other ronds. Theso were the Plttsburg, Cinclnnatl, Chlcago anel St, Louls (Pan Ilandle), which ac qulred ono-thlrd of thls amount, and the Baltlmore and Ohio, Chosapeake and, Ohlo, Lake Shore and Mlchigan Southern and the Erle, each of which took one-sixth of tho remainder. Undor tho salo consummated yoster? day tho Chosapeake and Ohlo takes over tho holdtngs of the other Jolnt owners, acqulred almost seven years ago. In? cludlng tho ono-slxth hold by tho Lako Shore and Mlchigan Southorn. The latter road's interest under tho new arrangement, therofore. concerns only tho aubsldiary compaivies. Tho Kanawha ape] Mlchigan. Toledoh and Ohlo Central and Zanesvllle andlt Western roads, wlth thelr allled coal nroportlos, which havo boen apportlon ed betwoon the Chosapeako and Ohlo and Lako Shore and Mlchigan South? ern, wero formerly part of the Hock? ing Valley syatom, hut ln 1009, tho Ohlo courts hold such control to to lllegal. Ot Strateglc Impnrtnne*. . Chesapoako and Ohlo oWctuls sav that acqulsltlon Qf tho Hooklng Valley grently onhanoes tho strateglc Imnort uhco of tholr line, , . ?Directors of tho Chesapoako and Ohlo havo Just authorlaod ah Isstio of 431,800,000, 4 1-2 per cent, oonvertlble bonds. Thoso are lo be undorwiitton by a ayndlcato of International bank ersi and tho prooocda wlll nramuuablv be used ln part to rolmburse tho oom pany'a treasuVy for Ua Hocltln* Val? ley purchase, " .. jLc Leading Eigures in Great House Battle C-S ___-.! .4A_-ni-__k. ____.; _tA__-_wc_-: <_. o s.eph. ,G. Gannon. C?P7""?3-__ _"? Marria < ewirx^ ->H_-0 . *-y_f*?lW-?-? ' HAMILTON FISH VAVTZTi X ?3MXTli JM-". rt?m -??v_>. CHAMP -JLARKD, NLIIIT FIGHT ror Four Days Hc Holds Floor o? Untted States Senate. .PPOSING RAILROAD BILL Jclieves TAist Even Taft Would Kot Tloid Such 'l_.a.v Con stitutional. "Washington, March 18.?Aftor hold ng the floor for four days, Senator .'ummiiiH to-day comploted his speech n opposltion to thc admlnlstration allroad bill and the Senate adjourned intll Monday next. Tho Iowa Senator's dlscusslon to lay, dealt. priiiclpally with tno provi lon regula'tlng tho ' consolidation of allroads and with thls provlsion he ound much fault. Pointlng out that hc regulation extends to railroads lone, he doclared that ln the omis lon of watcr lines thoro was possi illity of great abuse. He referred to ho prospectlve- completion 6t tho '?rnama Canal and sald lt would be mposslblo to prevont the transcontl icntal railroads from acqulrlng tho vater lines, thus cuttlng out all coni .etitlon. .' ? ,' He alsocalled attentlon to tho fact electric llnos_were spcclflcally exclud? cd from tlie" provislon, ' arid ' declared t would be-posslble for an. electric Ino to galn control of all tho.ra.il ?oads In tho'country. . ,. ... . . Mr. Cummlns-engaged ln n. colloquy vith Senator.'Elklns, during which. ho Icclarod: . ? ??.., "I want lo. prcvent competlng llncs rom consolidating." . "That ls what.we waiit," repllcd Mr. 311.1ns. "I am glad. to seo that 'the Senator rom Iowa ls brlnglngi himself Into ubstantlal accord wlth hls eommit ec," contlnued Mr. Elklns. "Tou mean that tho'committee ls be ng driven gradually to accept my posi lon," retortcd Mr. Cummlns.* Another . Ulllmaluiii. ? Mr. Aldrich Interpreteel this- state nent as an ultlmatum; nnd remarked hat it seemed to bo one .'of_ several iltimatums which that. Senator ? had indertaken to lay down. .Mr. Cummlns Usavowed any such purpose. Mr. Cummlns took up. tho pr.ovlslon ilaclng tho approval. or. dlsapprovalof onsolldation ngroements In tho dls ;rotlon of tho proposed. Court of Com nerce. and declared, lt.;to be extraor llnary and unconstitutlonal. because, s he contended, It.dolegated lcglsla Ive authority to tho court.. Senator Jornh inquired who was tho author of ho provislon. "Search us!". "ejaculated Senator :iapp. . , , . Mr. Cummlns suggested tho Attor icy-General as th? real author and in Imated that ho belleved tlio President o be rosponslblo for. the orlginal sug ostlon. "It ls plain." intorjocted Senator lelspn. "that tho blll ils. an. orphan." Mr. Overman dld not aKree wlth him n view of Senator Cummlns'g .state lenU and Sonator Elkln? thought Uo aternlty ciulto untmportant. "It Is here," he sald, "and the nues lon is whether tt.ls rlght and whoth r we ought to vote,for it regard ess of its orlgln." Senator Eorah sald ho dld not be Lcuo that ns a lawyer tho President /ould contend for thoconetltutjonallty f tho provislon. STILL CONSIDERING WAGES lope of Mlue A.ljuxtiuriit Haa I???t Hceu Abuudoucd. Clnclnnatl, 0., MuroU 18,?Tho tonso lluatlon dovelopod hy, tho attompta ot ho Untted Mlno Workors of North iiiverlca to gain udvaneed wages tlur ng tho two yoara boglnnlna Aprll 1 ontlnuod to-tlay. ,Neither.minora nor iperators, howevor, w.quui .admlt that .llQhanops for un agreoiuont.li.ad beon ost. ' ?? ? ...... Tho npoolal convontlon of the mlnors iad a short sesslon, tha fact that tho olnt conforenoe of mlners and opern ors of Ohio,. Indlana^ *nd \We?tern ?ennevlvanla jvas unablo ,* to report _iu?ln?" ?dJou auq__a_. ... NRSTY 911 FOR TftFT TO FACE He Is Called Upon to Handlc Wide Split in His Own Partv. FIERCE TURMOIL PREDICTED Probable That Within Three | Months Roosevelt WilTBc Storni Centre. Washington, D. C? March IS.?"The House Is now Democratlc," was the terso statement of a Cablnet otllcor to nlght. Por publlcatlon he woulel not permlt thc nsc of hls name: privately ho dld not mlnei characterlzing the "In? surgents" ns nothing more than Dem? ocrats, to be treated in the future as such. This view of thc sltuation In the low? er body of Congress cxtends far and wldc among tbo Itepubllcan leaders in Washington, and if it should reach the Whlte House and become an admlnls? tratlon pollcy, tho consequence of the sPlit ln the domlnant patty-in the coun? try wlll be teriillc. ' President Taft has held aloof from theso party divislons in tho Houso ex.' cept In so far os they' may affect lcg? lslatlon desired by the . natlonal' .ad? mlnlstratlon. Those' most intlmate wlth hlm aro convinced . that he wlll not apply the political yardstlck.toMr. Cannon's encmles ln tho House unless their methods jeopardlze, tho passage of lcglslatlon whleh he Ins'lsts' tho country wants. Dlfticult to Keep Tub. . Then, too, tho 'dcmorallzatlon ln tho lower branch of the -lawmaklncr body promises to ? have so many ramlflca tions from this on'that lt will'be dlf? flcult for the Preside'nt to dotermlnc just whero hls dutles lie anel whut he shall do.'Tho Insurgo.nts wlll.clinK to hlm wlth tho, tonaclty of brothers and put all tho blamo clsewhore. Tho Regulars will beam upon hlm and put the blame upon the Insurgents. The formor wlll maintain ? that' a flght ovor the rules and spoakershlp ls not political and that they wlll falth fully support all tho measures ad vocatoil from the Whlto House. The Regulars wlll declare that the 'Insurg? ents have gono far beyond the pale of Republicantsm and should be' classl lled by tho real loador ot the" nartv, the Presldent, as Democrats. Prolileni a Kuotty One. ' It ls a pasty sltuatlon tho Chlef Ex ecutlve must confront and handlo. It la a sltuatlon for which- he ls Jiot tu blame and which woulel. have Barlsen under Presldent Roosevelt or any other man. "Taft ls tho victim of that curious psychologlcal turn ln polltlcs that, comes ln splto of anything.". was a Cablnet oflloer's statement a fow daya ago, "Its shadow could boween lonsc boforo Roosevelt went'- out of ofllce, and, with his usual luck, ho oscancd It, the worry a.nd responslbllitios fall? ing upon hls auccossor." . But the predlctlon ls that Mr. Roosovelt wlll ho drawn Into lt before throo months- nass. Ho can.hardl.v es? cape the Issue of '->oing wlth tho Presl? dent and the Regular leaders or against them. If ho tttrns agalnst tho in? surgents, as lt ls b.llcvod he wlll, hls action wlll he too late to heal tho breaeh. Hls great power wlll bc wast ed, and he will bo rel'entlossly. unwll llngly drawn into Ihe maolstrom that so inany prodlot ls waltlng to swallow tho party and many or lta groat men-n, temporarlly at least. Storm Centre I'roluihlj, If Mr. Roosevelt takes any part ln polltlcs between now and Novombor lt ls Imposslblo to see, accordlng to the vlow to-day, how ho can avold bolng arrayed on ono slde or tho othor. Tho predlctlon Ih that he wlll seo thls and wlll wade UL booomlng tho 'real Htorm contro of tho. hottest polltlcal llght ovor known within tho Ropubll? can party. _ '? ? The eloctlon of a Domooratlo Houso has boon practlcally forocaat by Re? publlcans for months. Tho wtdo-opcu rupture now su vlalnly shown ronews conflelont prodlcttons te> tlmt offoct Thoro wlll bo llttlo rogret, too. lt ls sald to-day, the bollof belng oxpressed that tho election of a DeniUcratlo Houso now wlll s&vo the prealdencv for tho "Houuhllcana two years from now. ,* TAFT PLEHDS FOR Asks Congress to Pass Bills to Whicli lt Ts Ptcdg ed. DOES NOT FEAR OUTCOME1 Has Tried to Do Right "Rather' Than Play Poli tics. I-ochestcr, N. ?>'., March IS.?In hla speech before 'tho Chamber . of Com merco to-nlght here, President Taft madc an appeal to Congress to subor dlnate aud sacrlflce ludlvlcliial dpinlous in order that meusui'cs ho had rec? ommended in fulfllment of' party plcdgcs shall be enucted into law, Ho o**_pres_ert the hope that . the party .would show "tho sonse and dc tcrmlnatlon to meet il.s responslWU tles." ? The Impresslon had gotteu abroad that. tho President. might havo some? thing to say to-nlght wlth regard to the acuto situatlon ln the House of Representatlves at Washlngton, but thls was hls ncarcst rcference to the subject. . ?? At ono polnt. of -hls speech, whlch was dovoted. entlr.oly to.the legislation whlch he had recommended In the past fow months, the President further de? clared: "Tliat lf thls Congre?.. ' is lo ho treated as a Republlea'n ? Congres?, these things ought'',td pass'iu t'ul 'filmcnt of party pledgos. Aftor tlils is done it does not niatter what happens at the m-xt election. We wlll have done something the'country will be grateful for, whothcr it. thinks it ought to express thls gratltude tn the Immcdlate future or not." .\of . Neclclug Slreugth. Towarj tho end of.his romarks, Iho President declared 'with grcnt empha sis that "lio' had' tried ns-President to .do what he belleved was rlgljt, rather than to do things that i would bring politlcal strength." -which was cheerod for several mlnutes. The Prostdent declared that hc had been told-that ho was no polltlcian, and dire.'things had been predlcted. Ho believed, however, that lu tho end the pooplo would flnd .that ' the measurcs recommended^ to Congress wero right aiid that rlght, after all, was thc very best .polltlcs, ?-,. Mr- Taft'sgroetlng to-nlght was tho most domonstratlvo ho has had in his recent travels.: Ho ' wus . followed "hy ?President W. C. Brown, of tlio Now York Contral Railroad, who told of tho progress and.stablllty that had'come to". the business world slnce Mr. Tat't's Inatiguration. Tho Prostdent sununod up tlio tliings whlch he declared had causod some of his advlsers to chara.ctarlzo hlm as a bad ?polltlcian. In tho llrst place, ho said, thern was tha tarlff law,. and a new tarlff bill always defc..._ a par? ty. In tlio second placo.had oonio tho corporatlon tax, ^brlnging wlth lt the onmity of everybody dlroctly or Indl rectly lnterested ln the moro than 400,000 corporations affocted by lt. ln tho thlrd place, thero was the alleged postal dotlclt whlch had b#en charged to the carrylng of magazlnes und porl odlcals at 1 cont a pound. That was "bad pojltlc.s, bocause It arrayed all the ma^azlnes and perlodlcals against tlio adnilulstratlon.'* In tho fourth place, Congress only reduced the duty on prlnt paper 30 por cent., instead oC puttlng lt on tho free Ust. Thls ofCended tho newspapers, And lnst of all, tlio postnl savings hank blll lmit turned. all tho 'bankers against tho ad? mlnlstration. Think*. MetianreN Rlghl. "So," he contlnued. "my frlends don't soe just whoro wo aro comlng out. But I am cou.fidont ln the ond' thut tho moiiHures wlll approvo themsclves. Tho troublcs we most toar are thoso that nevor como, The ineasures tliut wo pronilsed ought to be adoptod, not ho cauao thoy wlll glvo ua politlcal ' (ConUnued on~Sovonth Puge.). AFTER STRUGGLE Record- Breaking Endur ance Contest Is Fl? nally Ended. BATTLE IS DRAW; RESULT IN DOUBT Wearied Out, Members Leavef Only to Reform Their Lines and Prepare for Events of To-Day?Insurgents Stand ! Firm and Compromise Believed Improbable. Waahliigtnn, n. C, Marck 18~.At, twelve minutes before fi o'clock ia~> nlKht Uic lloimc adjourned untll nonm le?-morrow, nfter one of the great est parllnnicntnry struorelCM In Itn hlntorr. The result In nothlnR more or lena than n ilrntvn Itnttlc. When the flnal rall cnll cnntc IU4 Itepubllcana voted to pontpone fuither action on the rrnola llon offcrcil by Repreiaentatlve TVorrla untll to-iiiorrovr, nnd l.'O Democrata nitil tiiMiirgrnt Itcpiibllcnnn voted tn i-onilniip. Wlth tbe Itemilar nepubll-. i-iiM.i .niril fourteen of the Inaargciif fi.lliM.liiK of Vorrln, or ?bra?k?,. Trbe. left hlm aml nldcd wlth the mnjorttr fat? ii ponlpouemcnt. Thc result, they aald, conveyed no Mtrnlflcance, and meaat nnythinK elsc thnn tliat they karf de scrtcil thc .Inoursrent.i. Thc lull ln tho long battle camo with apporcnt wclcomo to both stdes, al-. though there was not a cheer of vic tory from elther. Tho hands of tho blg clock above this Spoakcr's desk polntcd to the hour ot ?1:48 - when thc Speaker put tho motlon tu adjourn, and a general .chorus- ot ayes came from the Republiean. slde-. Thc Democrats mado no protest and there was.no answer to tho call foi tho noes. Full Mrmheraktp rreaeat. Tho House. for the ilrst tlme ln thi present- resslon, had almost lta" ful momhershlp on the floon ~ "Whon th Spcakcx'8 (.avel fell the .members ros wearlly' from tfictf-sijats anel flled oti through tho. llttercd ulslea,'and. ln ftv< irilniites the scena of tho rccord-break Ing ondurance struggle was cloarcd.bi Its 120 prliiclpals. tho galleries were cmptlcd of the hnndreds of apectators who had occupled them constantly for nearly thirty hours. and only a score or so of junltors moved about, cleaning up the evidences of the fray. No such serles of scencs has boon wllnesscd in a Congress in recenH years. Thc pcrformance embraccd every element from the serlo-traglo eft'ort to wrcst from the Speaker tho chlef source of his power to the songS* jokes and jests thut tho members ban-> dled during tho long hours of the.vlgil; What of the result? The unuaual and ajmost inexpllcable endlng caused a thousand questlons as to the meaning of armlstlce? Dld it mean that tho Reg? ulars- had won ovor enough of tho In-* surgents to obtaln a truco ln the flght und tlmo onough to rally thelr forces nnd form some new plan of action,? Or.wero both sides woary and worn to tho physical exhaustlon and glad of aa opportunity to defer tho flnal struggle for a few hours and glvo all a chance to freshon themselvos for It? "Wo have lost nothing," said Bepria sentativo Norris. Issue Merely Deferred. "Thls postponement means not J thing',n_ore than that we have deferred consideratlon of my resolutlon untll toj m'orrow. The Issuo ta not affected a all, ilnd thc Insurgents atand aolldlj and unbroken now just wherc. thej stood twenty-four hours ago." Worn and haggard. his unshaven fac drawn and palo and his eyeis red ane swollon from sleeplessness and houri of Intense appllcatlon, tho leader of th; llttlo band of insurgents, which ha held tho balanco of power in theHous through one of tho most dramatl perlods ln Its hlstory, made thls decla ration lmmcdiately after the Houso ha voted to adjourn. Ho. hlrpself h voted to remaln longor ln session. "The Ii.*urgents who voted for thi postponement dld so because they. b lloved they mlght provldo an ean! way to the accompllshment of wh we are strivlng for, and I do not dli approve of thelr action ln the leaa It wlll glve us opportunlty to confi wlth the leaders of tho Regulars an seo how far they are willing to ln concedlng us vlctory. You may sure ot one thlng. Wo shall not con promlse prlnclple,'and wo wlll t found votlng at tho flnlsh. for jui wbat wo voted for at tha start." ?Represoutatlve Madlson, of Kansa ono of tho instirgcut leaders, deol" ed: "You can say foc mo that " wou rather be llckcd to a flnlsh than stand for any sort of mllk-and-wat compromise. I Intend to flght th thlng throuRh to a llnish and I thln all of tho Insurgonts wlll stand so l.l." ? Mood a "Waltlug One. Tho Regulars. Tollowlng adjou. ment, talked ovor tho sltuatlon info mally and ludlvldually. Tholr mo: is a waltlng one. If tho Republlc Insurgenta win tho flght, they say th upon tho "alliPH" wlll devolve tho I sponslD-lilty of leglslatlon. ? The partlcular obfltruotion in V. pathway of agreement between t RoRUlara and tho Insurgents la t proposed ollmlnatlon of the Speakt The Rcgulars say the Sneakor. havlj commlttod no wrong, ahould not dlscrodltod. Somo frlends of 'tl Speaker contond that lf th? HoU ovorrules hlm to-morrow. he wou "welcome" rolief from tho comroltti The Spoaker hlmself ia allent. .' llopreseutatlve Champ Olor^J^id of Iho mlnorlty am! hla ehla^feute ant, Roprosontattve Underwood, '?;? Alabama, wore satlsflod wlt.h thoiil uatlou at aeljournment, although tel thelr solid party they had vot against lt? Concornlhg tho conf?nrtn?