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PKICE: 50 CENTS IKK MONTH VOL. XXXVII. MMHI.II ISK. COL. ROOSEVELT SAYS FAREWELL TO EXPEDITION Gloom Marks Hunter's De . parture from Members of African Party WEIRD DANCES GIVEN Native Bands Play Wild Airs of Desert and Sou danese Chant Chorus KHARTOUM, March 17.—Former President Roosevelt, and family, with Mvernt member, of Ills African hunting party, lift tonight by spwlnl train on the trip to Cairo. Htop* will be mad* at Assouan. I.uxor and Kdfu. T7"HARTOUM, March 17.— Roose li v.lt today said good by to the -*-*. remaining members of his Afri can expedition. His farewell to the white men.who shared with him all the perils of the jungle was given at an Informal luncheon at which the former president was host. There was no formality, no speeches, little Joking, al though the ex-prcsldont seemingly tried hard to make Mm affair as lively as possible. When it came to the final handclasps even his spirits seemed to fall and there was moisture in his eyes. - "Wo bops to meet again, all of us, lie said, "but perhaps that Is not to be No one of you regrets more than 1 that the time has come for the hunting part? to be split up. A finer lot of men 1 ii, v. met, and—" * -" The colonel never finished his little speech because the members of the party crowded about him, shaking him by the hands and expressing their friendship and regard. When It came to saying good by to Capt. Cunningham* the fuwner presi dent was evidently deeply affected and called him back a number of times to express his admiration for the officer and the others who had made the ex pedition such a great success. The guests included Sir Alfred Pease, who was CoL Roosevelt's first host in Africa; Clayton Bey of the sirdar's et«g and Capt. Meredith of the steamer Pal, on which the party voyaged from Gondokoro. From the almost gloomy scene at the parting with his hunt companions Col. Roosevelt was whisked to a parting fate at the barracks of the Soudanese troops. There he was treated to a weird concert on native Instruments, given by the Twelfth Soudanese in fantry. , , Keed Instruments wailed the weird chants of the desert, fifty tomtoms thundered an unearthly refrain, a great chorus of native singers sung the songs of their dead nation, closing with a great anthem addressed to a "conquering chief," during the render ing of which they repeatedly bowed their bodies toward Colonel Roosevelt. Later, the former president was given an even more weird treat. A large group of native women gave a num ber of Soudanes dances before him at the barracks. Some of the women had come from great distances to dance. From the slow rhythmmic movements o.' the "love danca" they lashed them selves into the fury of the "dance be fore battle." Colonel Roosevelt said that in all his Inspections of the na tive tribes of Africa he had never seen a more startling or uncanny exhibition. Late in the afternoon the colonel made an inspection of the missions, under the guidance of Bishop Gwynne and then attended a reception at the Grand hotel, where he again met the officials of Khartoum. In a speech at the Egyptian officers' club Colonel Roosevelt advised the of ficers to drop politics while they were soldiers. He was a soldier him self! he said, 'and a politician, but he never let them mix. Shortly before 9 o'clock tonight Col onel and Mrs. Roosevelt, Kermlt and Miss Ethel went In carriages to the railway station, where they boarded si special train for Cairo. Among the places and buildings of Interest to be visited by the returning hunter and his party are besides the sphinx and the pyramids the great temple of Isls on the Island of PUae and the smaller temples, tho ruins of the palace and other structures at Luxor, the very ancient statuary that adorns the banks of the Nile and the modern dam at Assuan. COL. ROOSEVELT IS EXPECTED TO REACH NAPLEf ON APRIL 2 ROME, March 17.—Colonol Kooscvolt is expected In Naples on April 2 on tin steamer Prlnz Heinric. of the North German Lloyd line, due that day from Alexandria, from which port hhe is to fall on March 30. It is understood that Mr. lioosevplt will be in Rome on April 3 and that he will have an audience with King A'ii tor Emmanuel on the 4th, being Mcelvad by the pope on the day fol lowing. CLUBMAN ASSAULTS LAWYER IN COURT Sued for Divorce, Is Enraged by Re. marks of Counsel—Wife, on Stand, Faints—l 3 Fined $50 SAN FRANCISCO, March 17.—An gered beyond control at a remark of liis wife's counsel in a divorce case, in which he is defendant, Charles Wesley Reed, the widely known lawyer and clubman, made an attack upon Attor ney James Dunne in Judge Cabaniss' court room this afternoon, and it re quired tile combined efforts of the judge, official court reporter, news paper men and several spectators to separate t'" 1 mon- Mrs- -Reed, who Wai on the witness stand, fainted. The scuffle lasted fu'ly a mlnu'e and s.lly disrupted the proceedings that court was adjourned after Judge Cab anisa had sentenced Reed io pay a fine of |60, with the alternative of passing two days in Jail. ' , LOS ANGELES HERALD INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Los Angeles and vicinity: Un settled weather, with showers Friday; light north wind changing to south. Maximum temperature yesterday 70 degrees, minimum 54 degrees. LOS ANGELES Mule, believed bitten by dog. dies of hydrophobia. PAOB 5 Counsel auks charges agalnat Finks he dlsmlased. ■. ; PAOB 5 B. A. . Stum, formerly of Los Angeles, wlnii bank light In Kansas City, PA OH I Divorce granted man who alleged wlfe'a fondne*a (or music and muaiclana broke up home. PAGE 5 A. O. H, nbaervca St. Patrick* birth day at Westminster. PAGE! 10 Panama exposition situation ' discussed and sectional views expreased. PAGE! 16 Drugs given man cauae him to col lapse as ho guldea detectlvoa to place where he hays he was robbed. PAGE 10 St. Patrick* day celebrated In the city with miKKCH at Catholic churches and numerous entertainments. PAGE! 16 Billboard Interests protest against or dinance proposed tg limit height to six feet. I'AflK 16 Improvement association requests the council to restrain public utility cor porations from charging minimum rate of 60 cents. PAGE! 9 Mis. Beulah V. Axtell sues for widow's share of estate left by H. C. Axtell, which she values at 186.000. PAGE 9 Bill Kvans. acknowledged to be Inno- I cent, leaves prison to meet death on rail. PAGE 8 Man arrested In Arizona for embezzle ment while wife laces charge made axainst her In this city. PAGE 8 Husband la insane, not bad, say* wife. PAGE 9 Little Chinese girl who goes from home to take music lesson starts tong war scare in Chinatown. PAGE 9 Man fatally Injured and his brother Is seriously hurt by explosion of tank of oil. PAGE 1 Eleven person* seized in gaming raid at Sawteile. PAGE » Hiram W. Johnson will speak at Al hambra tor.icht. PAGE 9 Editorial, Letter Box. Haskln'* letter. PAGE 4 Police arrest twenty-seven persons in Chinatown gambling raid. PAGE 11 Los Angeles retail druggists have fifth annual banauet, PAGE 11 Marriage licenses, births, death*. PAGE 14 Society, clubs, music. --. ■ PAGE 7 Theater* and dramatic criticism. PAGE 7 News of the court*. PAGE 5 Municipal affair*. | PAGE I Mines and oil field*. PAGE 13 Markets and financial. . PAGE II Sport*. PAGE 10 Automobile*. PAGE 11 City brevities. . '. ' ( PAGE 5 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15 Building permit*. • PAGE i SOUTH CALIFORNIA Pasadena board at trad* to Investigate cost of playground site. PAGE 14 San Pedro streets free from dogs a* result at enforcing muzzle ordinance. PAGE 14 Irishman at Ocean Park observes St. Patrick* day by delivering green lee. PAGE 14 Carnegie's trip to top of Mount Wilson is postponed because of atmospheric conditions. PAGE 8 COAST Pastora refuse to marry Japanese and American. I'.vms 1 Los Angeles chamber of commerce ex curslonlats on tour of Arizona given a, royal reception at Globe. I'AUB 8 Clubman assaults lawyer la San Fran- Cisco court. PAGE 1 San Francisco man forgets own namu and la unable to identify himself. PAGE 14 James Joy Miller, missing quarter-back ami cautaln-elect of the Michigan football team. Is found working on a \\ H.-hliiKion fruit farm; remembers nothing of early Ufa, PAGE 11 Aviator Charles K. Hamilton sued by Al Crofton, hla manager, who charges breach of contract and fraud, and a»ks UUI damage*. I'AGB 2 EASTERN Insurgents and Democrats wage fierce all uiKht light to dethrone Ciar Can non. PAGE 1 Maybray trial at Council Bluffs on charge of swindling In sporting con tests MSXS close. I'Aliß 2 Southwest begins fight for lower freight rate*, and 200 cities represented at Kana.it> City convention. PAQB 2 Presiiltit Taft makes many speeches during day In Chicago. Shoutg ap proval as thousands cheer name of Roosevelt. Praises Irish at banquet of Irish Fellowship club. PAGE 3 ClikaKO man uearched by police of the Who!* country; Dlot feared. PAGE 2 Discount rate of Bank of England takes big Jump. PAGE 12 Public Is rash spender. says Hill; should practice ec.on.oniy. PAGE 1 Jones stand* by former charges at coal case hearing. PAGE) 1 James A. ratten upon return to linked States discusses Liverpool "booing" incident. PAGES 1 Mob awaits dawn to lynch negroes. PAGE 1 James J. Hill In address to conserva ttonmtM at St. Paul says public is rash spender. PAGE 1 Philadelphia strike leaders decide to .i, 11 sUiu-wUif strike Monday In Kvimiatliy with Philadelphia carmen. PAGE 2 FOREIGN Col. Itoosovclt bids members of hi* hunting party good by at Khartoum ami starts for Cairo. PAGE 1 M. Oll'hl, loader of the progressive party at Java", attacks foreign policy of the government; wants anti-Japanese movement abroad checked. PAGE 3 Champagne cooler cause of Philippine army officer's suicide. PAGE 3 MINING AND OIL 1...X" Vlow well In Sunset-Midway field Increases its production to 40,000 bar rels a day. PAGE 13 Men of means will exploit. PAGE 13 Legislators favor federal assay office bill and bureau of mines bill. PAGE 13 Crandall-Matson property changes own ers. PAGE 13 Blue Jacket leasers at Round moun tain all boast of being in milling ore. PAGE 13 INVESTIGATION OF MARINE HOSPITAL IS ORDERED WASHINGTON, March 17.—Stirred b" the charge that a Hungarian patient who died i.i the government marine hospital at San Francisco had been struck in the face by Surgeon Moore, the government will make a thorough investigation into the management of the Institution. This will be conducted by Surgeon P. M. Carrington, now at San Diego, Cal., who today was ordered to San Francisco. FKIDAY MORNING, MARCH IS, L9lO. PUBLIC IS RASH SPENDER, SHOULD SAVE, SAYS HILL Railroad King Addresses Minnesota Conserva tion Congress TALKS ON HIGH COST Declares Waste, Idleness, Big Budgets and Rising Wages Are Causes [Assoclatcd Trtis] ST. PAUL, Minn., March 17.—The address of James J. Hill, chair man of the board of directors of the Groat Northern railway, on "Con servation of Capital" was the feature of the State Conservation congress today. Howard Elliott, president of tho Northern Pucitic railway, presided. The general subject of the session was agricultural development in Mm neiota. The other speakers were Prof. E V. Robinson of the Univer sity of Minnesota, who spoke on the "Farm WwUth of Minnesota," and Prof. A. E. Chamberlain, superinten dent of the Farmers' Institute of .South Dakota, whose subject was "Agricul ture—a Science and Competitive Busi ness." Mr. Bill said in part: "The phenomenal increa.se of public expenditure has already produced a plentiful crop of public ill.". It is one of the caUSM of the increase In prices now disturbing the people. This in crease follows in a suggestive way the Inflation of national und local badgeta. The average cost of the supplies that muat bo bought for practically every household has Increased about 50 per , . nt between 1896 and 1900. Gone Up in Year "During the past year there has been r marked lifting of the price level. Foodstuffs cost from 10 to 70 per cent more than ten years ago. "Something of this is due to enor mous currency inflation. The tariff is another contributing cause. It Is true that It can furnish but a partial ex planation. For to only a limited ex tent can the rise In food prices be af fected by or traced to the ttariff. "Combinations which are actually in restraint of trade, which have mo nopolized their field and are either controlled by a common secret man agement or a secret agreement to maintain exorbitant prices, are partly responsible. "When due allowance has been made for the effect of these forces that make for dearer living there still re mains a large unexplained balance. This must be credited to the lavish expenditure which ha" now irown to be a national trait. Causes Varied "Waste, Idleness and rising wages, all inter-related to one another, now as cause and now as effect, are, next to an overissue of Irredeemable paper, the three most powerful forces In the world to raise prices. "Perhaps the greatest factor of all In the price problem Is the wage rate. Kverybody knows that labor cost is the principal item in all forms of in dustry. The wage rate has been ris ing steadily In this country. To resist it is difficult and may be dangerous. "The effect of national waete of capital is felt Immediately In added weight of taxation. The taxes col lected annually from the railroads of the counttry have increased more than 200 per cent since 1889. They increased by J40.000.000 and by more than $100 per mile of track between 1900 and 1908. Urges Economy "The saving feature of our situation is that it is not complex and the remedy Is not obscure. The ideal or intelligent economy must be restored. Let the rule be that every dollar un profitably spent marks a crime against posterity just as much as does the dls bipation of material resources. Expen diture must be cut down all along the line. "Stop grafting, the offspring: of pub lls extravagance and the parent of civic decay. Encourage individual and public economy; adjust distinction be tween a hlg.li standard of comfort on bne side and vulgar ostentation or criminal waste on the other; a check on Income wasting, debt-creation and credit-Inflation —these are the essentials of the new and better conservation. The reform is so great, so Indispen sable; so linked to our morales well as our material progress that it would seem to appeal to the heart and mind of every American until the last battle shall have been won. Patriotism and self-interest strike bunds here for the protection of our homes and happiness from those most dangerous of all ene mies, the foes within our own borders." PASTORS REFUSE TO MARRY JAPANESE AND AMERICAN George Nasaki and Juliette Schwann, Still Single, on Way Back to Los Angeles TONOPAH, Nev., March 17.—Shunned by all those from wnom they sought assistance in their effort to be married in Nevada, George Nasakl, the Japan ese gardener, and Juliette Schwann, his American enamorata, today an nounced their Intention of leaving this city in the morning for their home in Los Angeles. Although the marriage license was issued by the county clerk yesterday afternoon no minister, priest or judge in this vicinity would perform the wedding ceremony. PENNILESS MAN MAY BE . PART HEIR TO ESTATE FRESNO, March 17.—Penniless and homeless, a wanderer from place to place, there has been discovered In Fresno a man who, from all Indica tions, Is part heir to an estate of $150, --000 in Boston. This man is Daniel Blnke Russell, who h;is been missing twenty-five years^ He has made an affidavit as to his Identty, which has created a sensation in Boston. There is ii anther man now in Boston who claims to be Daniel Blake Russell. Speaker of House Against Whom Insurgent Republicans Wage War • * -. \ twisty JONES STANDS BY FORMER CHARGES HOLDS SHERIDAN TO BLAME IN COAL CASE SLUMP Special Agent for Land Office on the Stand All Day—Tells of Evl. dence Collected by Him and Glavla [Associated Pre»«] WASHINGTON, March 17.— con test Involving' the validity of title to the Cunningham coal claims In Alaska was transferred to Washington today when the examination of witnesses in this city was begun before' United States Commissioner McGee. Horace Tillard Jones, special agent of the general land office, occupied the stand the entire day, his testimony primarily to the evidence he and Glavis collected from Cunningham en trymen. . An echo of the Ballinger-Pinchot in vestigation . was injected into the pro ceedings by an inquiry from E. C. Hughes, chief counsel for the claim ants, referring ■ to the sensational statement made by Mr. Jones before the congressional committee that James M. Sheridan, in charge of the government's \ case, practically had thrown the- case away by allowing counsel for the claimants to examine evidence collected by agents of the land office. - Mr. Hughes asked the witness if he did not know counsel for the claimants had copies of nearly all the affidavits given the government agents by the entrymen and that Mr. Sheridan had merely permitted the attorneys to ex amine this evidence that they might establish the verity of the signatures on the documents. The witness denied he had any such knowledge. He admitted he told Fred H. Ma son, one of the claimants whose affi davit he procured, that Mr. Ballinger, then commissioner of the general land office, was in favor of legislation to permit the acquisition of larger areas of Alaskan coal lands than was then permissible. In regard to Mr. Mason's affidavt, he said, the part referring to the Gug genheim negotiations was based upon Mr. Mason's statement that several parties had ■ communicated with the Cunningham people on construction of a railroad, and that a-representative of the . Cunningham claimants was then in the east negotiating with the Guggenheims relative to an interest in the Cunningham claims. :,'• r, These negotiations occurred after the entrymen had' received their final cer tificates, he said. The witness frequently clashed with attorneys for the entrymen who charged Mr. Jones was injecting con clusions and arguments into his tes timony. ■ As the hearing progressed and the encounters continued with Increased intensity of feeling, Mr. Hughes asked the commissioner if the witness could not be held in contempt for the disre spect exhibited to the authority under which the inqury was being prose cuted. The commissioner replied that he regretted that he had no such power. : . , ; U.S. SEN. DANIEL RALLIES, BUT END IS LOOKED FOR Recovers Slightly from Coma, but Is Unable to Recognize Those Around Him DAYTONA. Fla., March 17.— The fol lowing statement signed by Drs. S. C. Bohannon, E. A. Waugh and W. C. Chowlng, was Issued at 9 o'clock to night: "Senator Daniel's condition shows a slight improvement. The state of coma has lessened a little since morning. The p.tlent took a little nourishment this afternoon. "He has not recognized anyone and the left side of his body continues completely paralyzed. We are much pleased at being able to announce a slight improvement, but we fear it will prove to be but temporary and that the worst may come soon." JOSEPH G. CANNON PATTEN EXPLAINS 'BOOING' INCIDENT SPECULATOR SAYS STORY IS EXAGGERATED Trouble Due to Factory Men Who Have No Real Knowledge of Commercial Affairs. Will Retire NEW YORK, March 17.—James A. Patten, the speculator, who arrived from Liverpool tonight, explained In detail the "booing" on the Manchester exchange. "There waa no violent offered me," he said. "The Ftory has traveled 3000 miles and I understand that the fur ther a story travels the bigger It grows. Here is the truth of the inci dent: "In the first place, the Manchester exchange Is not a cotton exchange ex clusively, but a general board of trade to which merchants of every variety belong. I was escorted on the floor of the exchange by James Brown, one of the oldest and largest cotton spinners of Great Britain. I noticed that the crowd looked me over rather curiously as if to see whether I had horns or not. "Then I heard cries of 'boo! 1 which I did not In the least understand until by physiciil pressure It was borne In on me that the crowd meant to push me out of the exchange. We were Jostled and pressed for about seventy flve feet, I should say, before we turned to the door of our own volition and walked to the street. The crowd followed me shouting 'Yankee!' "To understand the action of the ex change it 1? necessary first to know that the membership so far as the cotton mills are concerned, Is largely made up of factory managers and that these managers In great part are Lan cashire and Yorkshire men who have never had any commercial training or any contact with the outside world of affairs. They know how to run the mills and that Is all." BLAST IS FATAL; SECRECY KEPT Hurled a distance of fifty feet by an explosion resulting from the drippings of a lighted candle into an oil tank, Augusto Sorpagli, assistant foreman of the boiler repair shop of the Southern Pacific Railway company, died last night at the Sisters' hospital. His brother Martin, who was in the room at the time of the explosion, was bad ly burned and suffered a fracture of tlic right ami, but was able to go to his home where he was treated by a private physician, Tho explosion happened yesterday morning at the boiler works near the Edison Electric company's plant at the junction of Daley street and Alhambra avenue. Every effort was made to supprcs* the news of the fatality and at the undertaking room of the But ton company, where the body was taken, It was stated they did not know the name of the dead man. Efforts to locate the brother of Sor pagli were futile, the only information volunteered being that he was at his homo and not seriously injured, al though badly burned. Sorpagli is said to have entered the boiler room with a lighted candle In his hand, and the dripping from the candle into an oil tank resulted in the explosion. At the time Martin Sor pagli was in the boiler room and both were hurled by the force of the explo sion fifty feet. Augusto was nearest to the boiler and the most seriously injured. He wits taken to the Sisters' hospital, and despite heroic treatment, died shortly after 8 o'clock last night. Coroner Hartwell was notified and an inquest will be held this morning to establish the responsibility for the ac cident. The fact that every means were taken to suppress the news leads to the belief that deliberate ef forts were made to keep the accident quiet. This is substantiated by the fact the coroner did not ktiow of the case until late last night, and also that the address of the injured man and his dead brother was not revealed. | SINGLE COPIES: ON TRAILS, 6 DAW 3 ' ALLIES WAGE FIERCE ALL NIGHT FIGHT TO DEPOSE CZAR CANNON Regulars Fight Desperately in Behalf of Speaker and Finally Break Quorum in an Effort to Save Hin PARTY LINES ARE OBLITERATED Insurgents Win Every Time Test Vote Is Taken and 'Uncle Joe's' Supporters Are Thrown Into Panic t Associated PressJ WASHINGTON, March 18.—At 2 o'clock this morning the house, by 134 to 135, defeated for the third time a motion to recess until 11:55 a. in. The filbustering of the Republican "regulars" was resumed against the consideration of the resolution of Representative Norris providing for the reorganization of the rules committee. The moment the vote was announced and the obstinate test of endurance began again, the Democrats renewed their cries of "rule, rule." Mr. Smith, Republican of lowa, resumed the debate. This was soon after 2 o'clock, with no end in sight. It was generally understood at 2:30 a. m. that the "regulars" had broken the quorum deliberately and were gone for the night. At that hour the prospect was that nothing further could be done until morning. Later it was found that an error had been made in the counting and there had really been a majority of seven against the recess. The lowa member concluded and Air. Tawney raised the point of "no quorum." Mr. Underwood moved a call of the house. The call was or dered. The roll call showed only 154 present, less than a quorum, and Mr. Underwood, Democrat of Alabama, moved that the sergeant-at arms find and arrest absentees and bring them before the bar of the house. The motion was carried and the search was begun. WASHINGTON, March 17.—With Speaker Cannon's power in the house of representatives hanging in the bal ance, his supporters fencing for time and no one in position to say what the outcome would be, the fiercest bat tle probably that ever has been waged against the house rules obliterated party lines In the historic chamber tonight and raged almost until dawn, when the regulars deliberately broke the quorum by leaving the chamber. Encouraged by repeated victories in the house the insurgents started an aggressive movement (or a change in ♦.he rules for the purpose of eliminat ingl ■ Speaker Cannon from the com mittee on rules and • curtailing his power. ■■',"'■, Without a note of warning that so radical a proposition would be brought up with the apparent support of a majority of the membership of the house, Representative Norrl3 of Ne braska late in the afternoon obtained the floor and offered a resolution for a change in the rules. Resolution That Started It A new committee on rules, with the speaker ineligible for membership—the issue was as real as that. The pending question for hours was a resolution by Representative Norris of Nebraska, reading as follows: "Resolved, that- the rules of the house be amended as follows: "The committee on rules shall con sist of fifteen memoers, nine of whom shall be members of the majority party and six of whom shall be mem bers of the minority party, to be se lected as follows: - "The states of the Union shall be divided by a committee of three, se lected by the house for that purpose, into nine groups, each group contain ing, as near as may be, an equal num ber of members belonging to tho ma jority party. The states of the Union shall likewise be divided into six groups, each group containing, as near as may be, an equal number of mem bers belonging to the minority party. "At 1:30 o'clock on the day follow ing the adoption of the report of said committee each of said groups shall meet and select one of its number a member of the committee on rules. The place of meeting for each of said groups shall be designated by the said committee of three in its report. Each of said groups shall report to the house the name of the member selected for membership on the rules committee. "The committee on rules shall select Its own chairman. The speaker shall not be eligible to membership on said committee. All rules or parts thereof inconsistent with the foregoing reso lution are hereby repealed." Chance to Test Strength Over a matter comparatively trivial in itself the insurgents found their op portunity for a test of strength with the "organization." It occurred over an attempt by Rep resentative Crumpaoker of Indiana to obtain consideration for a resolution amending the census act. Practically no members of the house opposed the resolution, but it was contended that the method used In bringing it up transcended the rules of the house. Speaker Cannon yesterday ruled against that view, and was defeated. The question came up again today and the regulars believed they had mustered sufficient strength on the Democratic side to averse yesterday's action The vote developed that they had been mistaken or deceived and the Cannon forces again were beaten. The second vote took place late in the afternoon. The effect was startling. The "taste of blood" seemed to in furiate those who had long fretted under the restraint of organization rule. Insurgent Republicans and Democrats swarmed to the common battleground and made a concerted movement against the rules. - ■'■'." 2 Reposing In Mr. Norris' desk had been the resolution, prepared at the beginning of the present session, handy against the time when it would be use ful. He seized the opportunity and flung the gage of open battle into the arena.' Begin Sparring for Time The previous disasters had made the Cannon forces wary and immediately they began sparring for time. It was evident the organization was fighting for . its very existence. The conflict was on a plane different from ii' i iin i~i iiTtiiiiiii niihiiM 'h 1 .1 ' iifm • ■iiY[ii>mrrTi"rnir*B'ri C^, CENTS any that had been in the past. It ap peared positions had been reversed. The enemy had presented a solid front and there were wide breaches in the regular ranks. The regulars declared the Norria resolution was not in order, but that they had not the votes to enforce their position. At the same time debate on thin point could not be limited, and the flg'nt resolved itself into an endurance contest with the regulars behind tho breastworks, and the insurgents and Democrats the besiegers. The best orators on both sides ap peared in the debate. The very fact that so many member* wanted to talk made It all the easier for the regulars to keep up their filibuster. Even Speaker Cannon took part In the discussion. After listening for sev eral hours to flings he appeared on the floor and In direct answer to a speecU of Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin defended his action In having demoted in com mittee seniority ana from chairman ships, such men as Fowler of New Jer sey, Cooper of Wisconsin, Murdock of Kansas and others. He placed the re sponsibility for their punishment uporv their recalcitrancy in party measures, mentioning In particular the attitude of the New Jersey member on the emer gency currency. Storm Breaks Suddenly For several weeks the insurgents had been looking forward to this culmina tion cZ their efforts to undermine tha power of the speaker, but there had been little or no thought of any possi bility that the battle for supremavy would be fought so soon. Mr. Norris insisted the language of the constitution gave his resolution the same privilege Speaker Cannon had claimed for a resolution relating to tho census. He asked that this resolution be placed before the house at once. On both the Republican and Demo cratic sides nearly every member was in his place, and all realized that at last the Insurgents were locking horns with the regular Republicans for what might prove a death struggle. On both sides the "whips," realizing the neces sity of a full voting strength, put in motion all their resources for the sum moning of absent members. Telegrams were sent to those who were absent from the city on leave, and taxicabs were ordered to make quick trips to the hotels and homes of the few members known to be in Washington who were not on hand. The news of the impending struggle soon spread about the city and the gal leries became crowded. Mr. Norris, whosi' seat is on the Democratic side of the chamber, ap pealed to the speaker for a ruling in favor of the immediate consideration of his resolution. He Insisted the time had come for action by the house, thnt it might take into its own hands mat ters affecting legislation. The attitude of the Democrats to- (Continued on Page Two) MOB AWAITS DAWN TO LYNCH NEGROES Sheriffs, Their Own Lives Imperiled, Abandon Prisoners to Their Fate. Town in Hands of Infuri. ated Citizens MARION, Ark., March 17.—Threaten ing vengeance on every negro in town, a mob of 200 armed citizens has looked in jail two negroes, alleged jail break ers, whom they have declared they will lynch at daylight. Other negroes were attacked. At midnight none of the negroes had been lynched, but leaders of the mob declare they will bans; tomorrow before daylight eight negroes who broke jail. The sheriff was sent home early in the night and not a deputy sheriff is to be found. The town is entirely In the hands of the mob. The lynching whs stayed solely to geoure a full confession from the men brought from Memphis, Term., early tonight, according- to the declaration of the mob leaders. The jail delivery took place Monday nifiht.