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LIiLL/lh. OU iIP \1 'I'd ri:K month liH^Hi! O\t KjVjv* in m month VOI,. XXXI 11. MllllKß 1(1(1. CANNON, FACING HIS WELLINGTON, SEEMS DOOMED On Every Side Defeat of Czar of House Today Is Prophesied SPEAKER MAY RESIGN Champ Clark, Leader of Minority, Favored as His Successor fSpeclat to The Herald.] WASHINGTON, March 18. —It is the night before Waterloo for Joseph C. CanrtOtl. An empire is about to fall. A Democratic Blucher and an insurgent Wellington, with their allied forces, are on the eve of a victory which will stem the march of autocracy in al'fairs legislative at the American capi tal. This has been a day of days in political history. At 5 o'clock this evening the house of representa tives took an adjournment after a session lasting continuously bbice yesterday noon, first agree ing to take a vote immediately following reconvening tomorrow on the question of superseding the exi.siing committee on rules with an enlarged committee to be selected by the house itself and eliminating the speaker from membership thereon. ( >n all sides ' tonight —by the Btaunchest friends of Speaker Cannot! as well as others—it is conceded that the Cannon organi zation is whipped. The truce sanctioned by adjournment after more than twenty-four hours of superb fighting merely postpones the moment of contrasted victory and anguish. By Monday the speakership of the house may present a vacancy. That Cannon will resign the posi tion as presiding officer of the popular branch of congress is de clared by closest friends to be the most probable of the eventualities in the event that matters trans pire as indicated at this writing. Cannon realizes his defeat. His friends are reconciled to it. The only gleam of satisfaction on the part of the "Old Guard" lies in the thought that with the elimi nation of Cannon from the politi cal equation the Republican party will be placed in a good position for the coming congressional campaign. Democrats are placed where they must collaborate with in surgent Republicans to bring a change immediately. They are taunting Republican colleagues tonight with the charge that the latter are forced to sacrifice the "Grand Old Man" in order to square themselves with the coun try. WASHINGTON, March 18.—At 12 minutes before 5 o'clock tonight the house of representatives adiournert until 12:05 tomorrow after noon, after one of the greatest par il.imentiiry struggles In Its history. with tho fate of Speaker Cannon still In doubt. The result Is nothing more or less than a drawn buttle. When the final roll call name 184 Re publicans voted to postpone further action on the Morris amendment until tomorrow, and 1(0 Democrats and Re publican Insurgents voted to continue. With the regular Republican! voted fourteen of the Insurgent following of NorrlH, who left him and sided with tho majority for a postponement. The result, they said, conveyed no sig nificance and did not mean that they had deserted the Insurgent cause. From one of the most Intimate friends of the speaker came the start ling statement that If the Norrls reso lution wiis passed. Speaker Cannon would resign and that the regulars •would vote with tho Democrats for the election of Champ Clark a» speak er rather than side with tho insurgents for the selection of one of their number. This was dented by other friends of the speaker. The lull In the long battle apparently was welcomed by both sides, although there was not a cheer of victory from either. When the speaker put the motion to adjourn a general chorus of aye.s came from the Republican Bide, The Democrats made no pro test, and there was no answer to the call for tho noes. Members File Out Wearily The house, for the first time In the present session, had almost Its full membership on the floor. When the gavel fell the members rose wearily from their seats and tiled out through the littered aisles. . In live minutes the scene of the record-breaking endurance struggle ■was cleared of Its 400 principals, the galleries were emptied of , the hun dreds of spectators who occupied them constantly for nearly thirty hours, and only a score of Janitors moved about, cleaning up the evi dences of the fray. No such series of scenes have been witnessed in congress in recent years. The performance embraced every ele ment, from the serto-tragic effort to wrest from the speaker the chief source of his power to the songs. Jokes and jests that the members bandied dur ing the long hours of vigil. Always there was the bone of con tention between the two opposing (Continued on Fas* Two) LOS ANGELES HERALD Minority Leader Who May Succeed Cannon ■ Champ Clark of Missouri as he ap pears today and as he was thirty years ago, when he began his po litical career. INDEX OF HERALD'S NEWS TODAY FORECAST For Los . Angeles and vicinity: Cloudy Saturday; light north wind, changing to south. Maximum tern, perature yesterday 79 degrees, mini, mum 59 degrees. LOS ANGELES Woman fail! to regain children whin Judge dlpmlsses writ. PAGE 9 Olympic theater actress becomes bride as remit of bet she made on I.ariK furd-Klynn fig-tit. PAGE 9 Freight and switch: engines collide and Fireman Mackety Injured. ' I'aijio 9 Despondent woman kill* herself. PAGE 9 Keating heir* file suit against Isaiah ' Smith, M'l-und husband of widow. I'AGE 6 Jury decides In favor of nephew of noted Chicago Jurist. PAUIS 6 John I) Works announce* candidacy to succeed Frank 1". Flint In United si .los senate; will resign from the council and stump state with Hiram Johnson and A. J. Wallace. I'ACSK 1 Land office closes today to applicants desiring Yuraa land. PAGE! 5 Mining company manager and wife are held on charge of selling piano be longing to music concern. PAGE} 5 Mrs. Fink presents strong alibi In the Jewelry trunk case now pending. PAGE] 5 W. J. Danford. accused attorney, chal lenges 1910 Jury list*. PAGE! 5 Paul Haupt resigns from public utilities board. PAGE 5 Woman with broom as weapon captures man found rummaging rooms; police arrest two. PAUB 1 Hiram Johnson, A. J. Wallace, John P. Works and other Lincoln-Roosevelt league champions address meeting at Alhambra. PAGE 3 Masked bandit holds up crew of Sixth street car; believed to be same thug who robbed car In same place last week. PAGE 3 Editorial, Letter Box, Haskln'sletter. PAOE 4 Marriage licenses, births, deaths. PAGE li Mine* and oil tle'ds. PAGE! 6 Markets and financial. PAGE 7 Classified advertising. PAGES 14-15 Sports. PAGE 10 Automobile* PAGE 11 Mothers' congress. PAGE 8 Music. PAGE 16 Building permits. PAGE 16 News of waterfront. - . . . PAGE 14 SOUTH CALIFORNIA Andrew Carnegie wins at golf with . Horace White, New ' York Journalist. PAGE 14 Fruit shippers at San Bernardino held responsible for agent. PAGE.I 4 Skeleton of Edward Clifford found on Mojave desert. PAGE 14 COAST M. Johnson of Fresno makes affidavit that he. Is Daniel Blake Russell, heir to the »7W,000 estate at.Melrose, Mass. - PAGE 2 Pan Dlegan keeks wife and thereby finds lost brother. '- ; PAGE 2 EASTERN All day fight between allies and regu lar*, during which fate of Speaker . Cannon is In balance, ends In drawn battle; defeat of speaker today is • expected ami his resignation may fol low. . -, , PAGE 1 President Taft expresses hope In speech 'at Rochester, that Republican party will show it has 'sense enough to use discipline and meet Its responsibili ties. ' PAGE) 1 Chancellor Day of Syracuse university attacks Taft and White House. rule. ■ PAGB # Fate of corporation tax now In hands of supreme court. . PAGE 3 Senator Cummins ends four-day attack on' railroad bill by condemning its consolidation provision. ,/ . PAGE 3 Quaker city strike conferences fail. - PAGE 1 Chicago slaughter house owner declares he sells horseflesh steaks; defies law. PAGE 1 FOREIGN Herr yon Odenburg throws reichatag Into confusion by hurling challenge to duel - at. three . members; after being called to order the chamber adjourns \ amid excitement. .-. PAGE 9 Colonel Roosevelt and family nearing mouth of Nile on his trip from wilds of Africa. PAGE 2 MINING AND OIL Ray Consolidated Increases Its working force at mines In Arizona. , PAGE 6 Odd prospector, -refusing •'■-' (80,000 tors claims, says his gold is better off in the mine than in a bank. _ PAGE 6 Mines, of Sonora pleaso Americans. I'AGE 8 Lake View well at Sunset Midway field . Increases flow. PAOE 6 Helvetia levies assessment of 50 cents a ■hare. PAOE 6 Coallnga oil land soils at top price. i'AOJfi 6 SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 1910. GIRL AND BROOM FLOOR INTRUDER TWO SUSPECTED BURGLARS CAPTURED BY WOMEN Mother Supplements Daughter's Effort by Bringing Rolling-pin Down on Victims' Heads —Men Rummaging Rooms Two young men, wh< m the police be lieve to be the "pass key" burglars who for weeks have made serious In roads on the valuables of citizens away from home, were captured yesterday by a pretty woman with a broom. While she held one of the men at bay with the household weapon her mother notified the police and the arrests fol lowed. At police headquarters the men gave*their names aa A. J. Crowe and Mark Dunn. Crowe, who was found in the act of carrying' away the cloths of a roomer In the house, Is chiirged with burglary, while Dunn la held on suspicion. The nun will not talk and the police are making efforts to learn where they made their headquarters. Crowe and Dunn applied earlier in the day at the rooming house conduct ed by Mrs. Annie Williams and her daughter, Mrs. S. E. Palmer, at 127V4 East Third street, for a room. Before registering they told Mrs. Williams they desired to "clean up" and were shown to a room on tho second floor. Mother and daughter waited below in the hallway for their return, but be came suspicious at their delay and crept softly upstairs. The door of the room they had just rented stood half open and the women could see only one man inside. Hearing a sound in an adjoining room the mother, armed with a rolling pin, climbed out of a window to the roof of a one-story building adjoining their premises, while the daughter flourished a broom in the hallway. The intruder saw the woman and rolling pin at the window and tried to escape into the hallway. Mrs. Palmer whacked him on the head with the broom. He dropped. Mis. Williams came through the win dow and before Crowe could regain his feet she supplemented her daughter's blow with another from her rolling pin. Crowe staggered to his feet and railed hla hands in the air in token of sub mission. Mrs. Williams left the man In the custody of her daughter and called Patrolman Henry Dltzan of the traffic squad, who arrived at the houso just as Dunn, seeing his companion's predicament, was crawling on his hands and knees down the stairs. Shortly after the arrest of the men numerous thefts of clothes were report ed to the police from nearby rooming houses. Frank Hlgglns, who rooms at 125 East Third street, said that he passed a man answering Dunn's de scription in the hallway yesterday morning and returning a few hours later found that his room had been entered and two suits of cloths and a number of new ties stolen. STANDARD OIL OFFICIAL IS DEAD AT LONG BEACH LONG BEACH, March 18.—Alex ander McDonald, president of several of the subsidiary companies of the Standard Oil company in various states, with headquarters In Cincinnati, died here tonight. He came here several weeks ago In search of rest, accompanied by mem- Inrs of his family. The -body will be taken at once to Cincinnati for burial. TAFT IMPLORES PARTY TO SHOW IT HAS SENSE Urges Republicans to Meet Responsibilities and Use Discipline BUSINESS MEN CHEER President Given Splendid Reception by People of Rochester [Associated Pr«fl«1 ROCHESTER, N. V., March 18.— v President 'raft tonight, in an ad dress before the chamber of com merce, again appealed to members of | congress to sacrifice their Individual opinions that the platform promises of j the Republican party might be fulfilled, and hoped the party would show that | it has "the sense and discipline to meet its responsibilities." The impression had got abroad that, the president might have something to say tonight on the acute situation in the house of representatives at Wash ington, but this was his nearest refer ence to the subject. At one point of his speech, which was Unvoted entirely to the legislation he had recommended In the last few months, the president further declared: "If this congress is to be treated as a Republican oonimi, these things ought to pass in fulfillment of party pledges. After this Is done, it does not matter what happens at the next alec Uon. We will have done something; the rountry will be grateful whether it thinks it ought to express its gratitude in the Immediate future or not." •Mr. Tafl was interrupted constantly by applause, and when, toward the end of his remarks, he declared with great emphasis he had tried as president to do what he believed was right rather than those things that would bring political strength, the audience of nearly 1800 business men stood up and cheered for several minutes. The president spoke earnestly throughout. He declared he had been told he was no politician, and dire things had been predicted. He believed, however, in the end the people would find the measures recommended to con gress were right, and that right, after all, was the very best of politics. Mr. Taft's greeting- tonight was the most demonstrative he has had in his recent travels. He was followed as a speaker at the banquet by President W. C. Brown of the New York Central railroad, who paid a glowing tribute to Mr. Taft and told of the progress and stability that had come to the bus iness world since his inauguration. Called Bad Politician President Taft summed up the things he declared had caused some of his advisers to characterize him as a bad politician, First, he said, there was the tariff law, and a new tariff bill always de feats a party. Second had come the corporation tax, bringing with it the enmity of every body directly or Indirectly interested in the more than 400,000 corporations af fected. Third, there was the alleged postal deficit, which had been charged to the carrying of magazines and periodicals at 1 cent a pound. That was "bad pol itics because it arrayed all fn» maga zines and periodicals against the ad ministration." Fourth, congress only reduced the duty on print paper 30 per cent Instead of putting It on the free list. This of fended the newspapers. And, last of all, the postal savings hank bill has turned all the bankers against the administration. "My friends don't see just where we are coming out. But I am confident in the end the measures will approve themselves. The troubles we most fear are those that never come. The measures promised ought to be adopted, not bee use they will give us political strength, but because they are right. And if they are right, the people will find them to bo right, and that It is the best politics in the end." Refers to Pet Measure The president referred to the meas ures he hoped congress would adopt at this session in tho following order: The bill amending tho Interstate Commerce law; the bill for postal sav ings banks; the antl-lnjunction bill; the statehood bill, and the conserva tion bills. The president devoted the rest of his Speech to a review of measures al ready enacted and an outline of those pending. President Taft received a noisy greeting when he arrived in Rochester at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The street! from the Center Park station of the New York Central railroad to the Sen eca hotel were crowded with a cheer- Ing throng. He made a brief address to tho crowd In the hotel lobby, After referring to the fact that the last time ho was in Rochester ho was a candidate for office, the president said: "Since thnt time I have hern elected your president. And if anyone here thinks It is an eas-\v Job, let him try it. It is not easy to get there, my friends, and not easy after you get there." The president spoke feelingly of the death of Representative James B. Per kins of this city. He said he had hoped to make him an amabssador. Leaving Chicago at 11 o'clock lnst night, President Taft did not arise until after his train had passed through Cleveland this morning. The president was rather annoyed today at a stenographic error which crept into the report of his conserva tion speech at Chicago yesterday. Anxious to give credit to Gifforrt Pln chot for his great share in the con servation movement, the president re ferred to Mr. Roosevelt, "who was in spired by Gtfford Pinchot to that won derful activity of mind and body with reference to. the conservation move ment." The stenographers made it read, "Who was it inspired Gifford Pinchot?" etc., leaving an Inference which was just the reverse of what the president had said. PAY TRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND NEW YORK. March 18.—Personal friends and political admirers of the late Grover Cleveland united tonight to honor his memory at the anni versary dinner of the National Demo cratic club. Ten secretaries of the Cleveland cabinets and their assist ants wore guests, and five spoke. John D. Works Choice of L.R. League for the Senate ■■-:■■■.- ■ ';.*;:■■ SELLS HORSE MEAT FOR CHOICE STEAKS OWNER OF THREE SLAUGHTER HOUSES DEFIES LAW Tells Chicago Inspectors He Will Con. tinue to Put Sliced Equine Carcasses on the Market fSpeclal to The Herald.J CHICAGO, March 18.—Charles Bie gel, owner of three slaughtering houses for horses on the outskirts of the city, today defied Inspectors from the health department and said he would sell horse meat in Chicago and stock up every market he could lind with choice steaks from equine carcasses. Acting on Information that horse meat was being shipped Into the city, J. R. Kelso and C. B. OBrien, meat inspectors, visited Biegel's plant. Tho slaughtering houses are located on a farm three-quarters of a mile from the western outskirts of the city. Three big dogs guarded the entrances to the slaughter houses. Carcasses of several recently slaughtered horses could be seen. An old rheumatic horse with swollen limbs that had Just been pur chased was found in the yard. "Are you going to kill that horse for food?" asked Inspector Kelso. "Of course I am," was the answer. "I'm going to Invade the Chicago mar ket, too. I slaughter twenty horses hare every day." ,3 , r i INSURGENTS APPEAR IN COLONIAL DAMES'SOCIETY Southern Member Plans to Lead Fight Against Proposed Change in Constitution "WASHINGTON. March 18.—Insur gency is not contined to congress. The spirit has invaded the ranks Of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, and a lively fight is prom ised at the national convention which begins here April 27. According to the constitution of the order, each of the original colonial states and the District of Columbia can send five delegates, while the twenty-two non-colonial states can send only one each. Only the women from the colonial states can vote on constitutional questions, and a member from a southern state has prepared a resolution to prevent the constitution from being changed. The "insurgents" have hoisted the flag of "no taxation without represen tation," and will oppose the colonial organization in th;> convention. SENATOR J. W. DANIEL IS SLIGHTLY IMPROVED DAYTONA, Fla., March 18.—At 9 o'clock tonight phyaiciani In attend ance on Senator John W. Daniel is sued the following statement: "Senators Daniel's condition has not changed during the last twenty-four hours. His pulse, temperature and kidney conditions are satisfactory. The state of coma continues. The pa tient is getting an adequate amount of At 12:30 a. m. Senator Daniel had sufficiently improved to answer "yes" and "no" to simple questions asked him. He warmly squeezed the hand of MaJ. Patton, one of his closest friends, then shortly afterward again passed into a state of coma. JOHN D. WORKS QUAKER CITY STRIKE CON FERENCES FAIL PREPARATIONS CONTINUED TO EXTEND IDLENESS Leaders of Carmen and Transit Offi cials Still Far Apart on Recog nition of Union Or. ganization PHILADELPHIA, March 18.—Al though several conferences were held during the day and tonight by the in termediaries interested in securing a settlement of the strike against the Philadelphia Rapid Transit company, the officials of the company and the leaders of the strikers appear to be as far from reaching an agreement as when the men left the cars almost a month ago. W. 1). Mahon, president of the street car men's union, stated that the idea that the union would be satisfied if the company reinstated the IT3 employes whose dismissal precipitated the strike, w as v misconception. He said the union would not be a party to any agree ment which did not properly protect the mni in their organization. The committee of ton today continued its preparations for a state-wide strike, and announced it had received further indorsements from all parts of the state. MINERS' SCALE COMMITTEE IS STILL UNABLE TO AGREE CINCINNATI, March 18.—Relief in the form of a two-days' recess came tonight to the operators and miner* of the central competitive district, who have been battling here for the last ten days. Following- the report of the scale committee to the joint conference of miners and operators that it cou'd not agree, the conference referred the mat ter back to the scale committee and the committee announced it would meet at 10:30 Monday morning. President Lewis said after the ad journment: "The miners will be at work with an advance In wages on and after Aprit 1. You may make that as strong as you please. The conclusion of this con ference will be in favor of the miners. I have the means to force acquiescence to our demands, but 1 do not care to state what they are." TWO DAYS' ARGUMENT LEAVES STRIKE SITUATION IN AIR CHICAGO, March 18.—After two days' of almost continuous argument, the mediation between the representa tives of 27,000 firemen and the general managers of forty-seven western rail roads, was still unconcluded late to night. It was stated the hearing probably would continue tomorrow. That the firemen are anxious for a prompt de cision was made known by W. S. Car ter, president of the firemen's union, who said the plan to ca'l a strike next Monday morning had not been aban doned. DECLARES JAPAN FRIENDLY NEW YORK, March 18.—Japan is a firm friend of the United States, ac cording 1 to a statement made hero to day by Charles W. Fairbanks, former vice president, who arrived last night from his trip around the world. "America need have no fear of Japan's intentions toward this country," he said. >^ CENTS nlliljrljrj on trains. 5 OKNn QUIT COUNCIL, ENTER RACE fOR TOGA, HIS PLAI Candidate Already Pledge to Support Cause of "Insurgents" WILL STUMP STATE Works to Campaign with Hiram Johnson and A. J. Wallace "I feel I can be. of more service In the United States senate than In the coun cil If the voters will put me there," mid Judge Works, after deciding; to make the race to succeed Mr. Flint. "In all my campaign speeches I will set the Issues squarely before the people, and 1 am con fident of the outcome, Machine, domi nation has awakened voters to the true situation, and with their ballots they can right conditions. "If elected all the pledges I make dur ing my campaign will be carried out' to the letter. I will stump the state with Mcssrf. Johnson and Wallace, and de clare myself for the principles which the Lincoln-K<x>»T*lt league Is advocating." JOHN D. WORKS, president Of tha city council and one of the leaders in the Good Government move ment that lias made Los Angeles fam ous throughout the world, is the Lin- COln-Rooaevelt league's candidate fop United States senator to succeed Frank P. Flint. At a meeting yesterday the offer was made to Judgr; Works by local officials of the league and he ac cepted. It remains for the state organ ization to approve of his candidacy, and this action probably will be taken today in San Francisco. Judge Works expects to resign from the city council and stump the state with Hiram Johnson and A. J. Wallace. In resolutions adopted by the Lancoln- RooMeve't league, and presented to Judge Works, he pledges himself, if elected, to support the cause of the "in surgents" in congress, to oppose "Can nonism,' and to stand for principle rather than for party. Call Is Unanimous Judgo Worko was unanimously re quested to accept the candidacy for United States senatorship at a meeting of the Los Angeles executive commit tee of the league, yesterday afternoon in the Hotel Alexandria. Prominent men of the city and from all parts of Southern California were present. A committee was appointed to bring Judge Works before the meeting and ho was greeted With cheers as he en tt red the room. He formally accepted the tender and agreed to campaign with. Hiram Johnson and A. J. Wallace in their race tor governor and lieutanent governor. The candidacy of Mr. Wa' lor 111 utanent governor will bo submitted together with that of Judgo Works to the state executive committee of the league at its meeting today in San Francisco and undoubtedly will be ratified, giving them the support of the league throughout the ltat*. It is probable that Judge Works will resign from the city council in such time that his successor may bo chosen at the special election called to fll' the vacancy made by the resignatiOA of Pichmond Plant. Mayor Will Aid "It wai the best news I heard today when I learned that Judge Works would be a candidate for United States senator," said Mayor Alexander, last night. "I believe he will be elected, too. He can certainly secure the senatorship if any one in this section of tho country can. It will be a severe blow to lose him from the council, but ho can be of more value to us In the United Btatei senate than lie can in his pre sent position. I will do everything I can to forward his election." "I think it a mighty good thins; that Judge Works is to be a candidate for the United Ftates senate." said P. M. Johnson, police commissioner. 'I do not know of any man moro suited for the place nor who will be of more ser vice to his constituents." "Of course I am a Democrat and I would rather see a Democratic sena tor," said Police Commissioner John Topham. "But if a Republican Is to be elected I would rather it bo Judge Works than anyone I know." Resolve Against Cannon At a former meeting of the league's executive committee a committee on resolutions concerning United States senator, consisting n( Assemblyman H. G Cattell of Fasadena, S. C. Graham of Los Angeles and H. W. Johnstone of San Dlmas, was appointed. The committee has reported resolutions re garding the senatorship which are made binding on the candidate of tha league. The resolutions pledge him to support the cause of the insurgents in congress, to oppose Cannonism and to stand for the people against the "interests," and to uphold principle rather than be. bound by strict party lines. The resolutions follow: Whereas, at the coming primary election to be held on August 10, 1910. the voters of California, within their respective parties, will have their fli'St opportunity to express their preference for United States senator; and Whereas, this committee deems that any candidate worthy of pub li.- support for that high, honor able arid extremely Important of fice should have well defined and positive convictions on certain questions which we deem vital national issues, that is to say, «■ United States senator should en deavor to represent the Interests of all of the people. He should not be the representative of special (Continued on i'«»e Time).