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On Every Side Defeat of
Czar of House Today
Is Prophesied
Champ Clark, Leader of
Minority, Favored as
His Successor
fSpeclat to The Herald.]
—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
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
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
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)
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.
For Los . Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy Saturday; light north wind,
changing to south. Maximum tern,
perature yesterday 79 degrees, mini,
mum 59 degrees.
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.
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
Andrew Carnegie wins at golf with .
Horace White, New ' York Journalist.
Fruit shippers at San Bernardino held
responsible for agent. PAGE.I 4
Skeleton of Edward Clifford found on
Mojave desert. PAGE 14
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Urges Republicans to Meet
Responsibilities and
Use Discipline
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
■■-:■■■.- ■ ';.*;:■■
Tells Chicago Inspectors He Will Con.
tinue to Put Sliced Equine
Carcasses on the
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
Southern Member Plans to Lead Fight
Against Proposed Change in
"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.
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.
Leaders of Carmen and Transit Offi
cials Still Far Apart on Recog
nition of Union Or.
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
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
"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."
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
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
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
nlliljrljrj on trains. 5 OKNn
Candidate Already Pledge
to Support Cause of
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).

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