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NIMBEKIi" IJIIL/ll*. *n) V^lillN 15» I'EK MONTH
Resignation Will Bring
About Many Changes in
Lawmaking Body
No Dissension in Ranks
As to Successor of
Retiring Officer
WITHOUT the slightest dissension,
the members of the Los Ango
lca city council appear to have
lined up quickly and positively In favor
of Judge H. M. Lusk for president of
the council, to succeed John D. WorKB,
who it is believed will tender his res
ignation Tuesday so that he cat i enter
the race for the nomination for United
States senator. ,
When any member of the councl was
asked who he expected would be chos
en president he would answer, VVny,
Luck, of course," and seems nurpiMrt
that the Question should bo asked. One
member did suggest W. J. Was hlli;l';, s
name as a possible alternative, but
concluded that Mr. Washburn was so
valuable a man as chairman oi the
finance committee that he could not bo
spared from that position to preside
over the deliberations of the council. -
Tne election of Judge Lusk to the
prealdency will leave the chairmanship
of the legislation commltti vacant
and he has handled that commltti
in a manner that gained him the hlgh
est respect of all his colleagues and
the public at large. Members of the
council regret the necessity oi Ws re
moval from this committee, but .1. •>•
Andrews will move up a peg "™ be
come the. chairman of the committee.
Martin Betkouskl is the other membei
of the committee, and it will Probabl
ho necessary to appoint »orne other
member of the council to fill the va
Lusk Only Lawyer
With the retirement of Judge Works
Judge Lusk will be the only lawyer left
in the council, and it Is usually con
sidered necessary that a lawyer be a
member of the legislation committee,
m many ouestlons of law arc Involved
tn Te matters this committee must,
decide. Judge Lusk's election as pres-
Ident will leave vacancies on Beven
other committees as well as l<vislat.on
and since the resignation of Richmond
Plant several of these committee; have
been working short-handed anyhow
The resignation of Judge Works,
which be Is expected to present to the
council iji person at Its nesslon 'lues'
day?wlllglve added zest to the munici
pal election June 17. as there will be
two instead of only one councilman to
G. O. P. Leaders, Feeling Strength of
Lincolrußoosevelt Candidates,
Seek Best in Party to
Bear Standard
While the l,ineoln-Roosevelt league,
representing the reform element of Re
publicanism, adhering to the policies
and principles of former President
Roosevelt, is forging btralght ahead
In quest (1 , the best men for the state
tickel with nuch standard bearers as
Hiram Johnson. A. J. Wallace and
John D. Works already in the fleld,
the opposing fai tlon of Republicanism
in California, as elsewhere, is having a
itrenuous time deciding whai men can
nut up the strongest fight against the
cood timber i lected by the league.
-Were It not that the 'reform ele
ment' of the party is considered to be
vastly In the majority, it would seem
tliat Republicanism Is seriously dis
rupted said c prominent Republican
yesterday. And that ells the story.
The old line regulars are facing a
■arlous problem. These regulars rep
resent a policy which is Idedly un
rjooular, and men who are willing to go
before the public and champion that
nollcy are men who cannot muster
enough strength to mak. a showing.
On the other hand, If the regulars do
not make a fight they are conceding
that their day is done; if they do
make a fight, and lose, as they un
doubtedly will by a tremendous deficit,
it is conceded also that they will hava
to retire permanently, which means
that Roosevelt's platform Is the only
one on which Republicanism longer can
California the question among the
In California the question among tho
old line Republicans seems to be—
Btanton or Curry? In California, as at
the national capital, where Cannon,
Payne Aldrich and men of that class
are waging a. desperate battle to retain
control of the party, the regulars are
preparing for a final tug-o'-war, and
the situation existing inside the council
chambers of the old-time push may
be said to be critical.
Curry or Stanton
Curry or Stanton? One of these men,
nay Republicans, undoubtedly will load
the regulars In the pending campaign.
Rut can either Curry or Stanton lead
the party to Victory with Hiram W.
Johnson in the race against him? This,
of course, is eliminating Theodore Bell,
the Democratic candidate, and consid
crin,- the problem only from a Repub
lican standpoint.
There seems to be no question that
Southern California Republicans an
Dractioally solid for Johnson, although
he is a candidate from the north.
Among the Republican papers south
of the Tehachapl, with but a few un
important exceptions, the wave of ap
proval that greeted Mr. Johnson's can
didacy came as an astounding revela
tion of his popularity. Opposite n wan
expected in several districts which,
contrary to predictions, have come out
flat-footed for the league candidate.
This makes it extremely Important
that the regulars, or the machine ele
ment select a man of considerable
strenght, or a crushing' defeat is cer
t8 gtanton'i strength is problematical.
In' I."* AngelW, his home city. It is
claimed by Republicans he Is not as
strong as curry; yet these same Re
pupblicans—and they ropresent the
(Continued on Face Klght)
For Los ' Angeles and vicinity:
Cloudy, with showers Sunday; light
southwest wind. Maximum tempera,
ture yesterday 62 degrees, minimum
52 degrees.
K. M. I.nsk slatod to ■nooMd Judge John
D. Works as president of the council.
Section 1, PAGE 1
Gas companies are strong factors In devel
opment of I,os AnKel< Section 2, PAGE 1
Noted writer nay* bulMlnir of Southern
Pn/'lfin rxUroad was bis »te«l. ■
Section S, PAGE! 4
Boys of 1.08 Anfrele* compelled to walk
to theUr aviation meet as conductor*
rnfuse to take aeroplanes on street
cars. eectlon J. PAGBI 1
Republican machine, feellnir strwy;t.h of
Lincoln-Roosevelt candidates, seeks to de
cido on candidate for governor.
Section 1. PAOB 1
Passion play closes week at AiMltorliim;
fallM to draw well and U nnuru-lal falluro.
Section 3. PAGE 5
Mm. Roberts to carry fight Into Tenn>\ I
for recovery of her children.
Section 3, PAOE 5
Mothers* congress holds quarterly session
mid plans for big meeting March II at
Long Beach. BeCtlOO 3, PAUE 5
U. H. C. law students will meet MtUn
representatives In debate. Soctlon 1. PAQ3B 3
Clerk arrested for attempt to ejttort $500
from former employer. leetlonl, PAOB 10
Kllliir closea on Yunui lands with total of
Li ■■ applloaau, Section i, PAOK M
A. H. Fnuer wins hum for t60,oo« Ooeaji Psrk
property. Section 1, PAGE 7
l'Vlsom not as popular with oonvlcta a.- Sun
niin. Bactlon 1, PACIII 7
Mayor Cbnard addresses City club members
on moo>l R'^ernmcnt la southern mu
nh-tpallty. Section 1. PAGE 7
Editorial, Letter Box. H&skln's letter.
Section 1, PAGE I
Marriage licenses, births, deaths.
tlon •:. p.viiß ;.
\. us of the courts. Bcctloii 1, I'.MiK 7
Municipal nffairn. toetloO 1. I'.MiK 7
•y, olubs> Section 3. PAQU I I
Theaters. Section 4. PAGES 1-2
Fraternals. tion 4, PAGE I
Art notes. , Beatton 2, PAGE 11
Markets and financial. Section 3, PAGE 11
Bporta. Section 1, PAOBS l-l
Automobile!. i Section 3. PAOWI 1-4
Real • tate. lection 2, PAGEd 1-4
Classified advertising. Bectlon I, PAGE 1
Mines, oil fields. Section 3. PAGES 12-13
Scenic railway at Venice, which Is nearlng
completion, WIU have mile and half of
Umck. S«ctton 3, PAGE 5
Andrew Carnegie praises beauties of
Rlv«rttd* in Imi-nnlped coup I
Section 3, PAGE 10
Councilman Knrnlnti celebrates the.
twenty-fifth anniversary of his arrival
iii Pasa.dena. o*oUon I, PAGE 10
Prof. Kdward IT Oakley, principal of
Snnta Ana high school, dies.
Section 3. PACK 10
Vri- If hi ditched a* Lticn; two of rr«w .
killed: probable r^ck of Umfti
averted by heroism of young brake.- . ,
man. Section 1. I'AtjK 1
Attempt to delay trial of Pr. Burke Is
opposed by grand Jury. Section 1. PAGE _
Shrlnera of Flute bold annual reunion
ai Bakerpfleld with l-os Angeles
temple acting «b hoetm s»,-ti n i. PA OS 3
Confrauman smith nay* coast Panama
exposition will receive governmental
aid. Section l. PAGE 4
E. .i Ue Breton, noted banker and phi
lanthropist, dlea front apoplexy In
sin Francisco. - Section t, pa<i& l
LiOe Angeles excursionists vsit Phoenix
and are shown orunj;p groves of the
Salt River valley. Beotlon 1. fa^.e 4
Former member of Piltsburg council
-.tlii to havo conferred and impli
<*t'-il .--Ixiy others lv frraft charges.
Section i. PAGE 1
ciilc-ii-o saloon crusade Is halted by the
election commission deoldlng to ln
vestigate legality of petition.
Section 1, PAGE I
Wall street stain worried by strike
talk. Section 3. PAGE 11
Speaker Cannon removed from com
mittee on rules, but retains speaker-
Bhlp. Section 1. PAGE 1
Hug" New York lobby deals are re
vealed at Insurance hea'rlng.
B« twin 1. I'AOE 1
Settlement of Philadelphia street car
strike said tr> be in sight.
•ectlon 1. PAGE 4
Witness at Inquiry says Balllnger Is
enemy of reclamation. Section 1, PAGE 2
Japanese press hotly denounces Former
Secretary Shaw's charge that mikado
would dominate Paclflc, Section i. PAGE 2
Gen. Booth of Salvation army wins In
will contest at Dublin. Sf-tlon 2, PAGE I
Oil war in Mexico between Standard
and the Pearson Interests growl very
bitter. y Section 1. PAGE 4
Two strikes In Combination Fraction mine
excite Ooldfl»ld. Section 2. PAGE 12
Old owners buy back properties In Par
ker district. Section 2,. PAGE II
Big Sespe Oil company enjoins officers from
•elllni treasury stock. Section 2, page 12
New oil Bradatraat gives latest data on
1200 companies. Section 3, PAGE 14
American Petroleum comDany builds new
camp on Section 6, Coallnga.
Section 2, PAGE 14
Locators must have oil on every claim,
■aye department of Interior.
Section 2, PAGE 13
Lone Beach wins county track meet, and
two record! ar« brokfß. fUctlon 3, PAOE 6
University of California rrei-limen win I'.ua!
trar-k mc»t with Stanford. Section 3. PAOE C
Plans are discussed for tha coming T-oa
Angeles-Honolulu yacht ra<".
Section 3, PAOE 6
Missionaries Are In Serious Danger as
Result of a Tribal Re.
WASHINGTON, March 19.—The
United States cruiser Birmingham,
Captain FUtoner, nas been ordered to
Monrovia, Liberia. This action is
taken upon the urgent request of the
gOV( rnment of Liberia.
It appear! that the tribes of Gre
boea ,a powerful people Inhabiting the
region of the Cascabally river adjoin
ing French territory to the southeast
of Liberia, have rebelled against the
Liberian government and are besieg
ing the town of Harper at Cape Palm
as, where there are several American
Brakeman Drags Himself
One-Half Mile and
Warns Limited
Fireman and Conductor
Are Crushed to death;
2 Others Injured
T\ W. ROHF.SON, • omliictor.
1. M. I!(»\\ i:, llrrnmn.
O, K. »L*<;f.i:, enn;lii.x>r, prohnhl.T fatally f
Banta 1 c hoapttel at l.<m Angoles.
A. D. I INN an, brakeruan, «erlounlri
Santa I« huspltal.
SAN BERNARDINO. March 1!).-^
Crashinjf through a split switch
at Lugo sUilng. on the moun
tain dlHtrlct of the Santa f% thirty
mtics from San Bernardino, the tacond
section of the fast eastbound red ball
froim(it today was wrecked, and be
neath the mass of twisted and broken
steel and timbers two trainmen met
their death. Another li so Keriously
scalded that he cannot live,
Th* California limited, westbound.
unsuspectingly tearing down upon the
wreck ahead, was stopped less than a
half mile away through the heroism
oi two of the freight's crew,
Conductor F. W. Robeson, ho wns
riding on the engine, was burl< be
neath tho massive locomotive us It
turned over on Its side. Fireman F.
M. Rowe Jumped from the fangAvaj
just as the engine turned, hut an In
stant Inter hln life was sunffed ou( be
neath a, box car, which crushed him to
Thinks of Limited
C. K. Magee, the engineer, terribly
■caided from eecaplng Hteam troni the
bursted pipe*, nr.anaired to crawl from
the demolished cab. The head brake
man, A. D. McClennan, was riding on
the top of one 01 the «m eked cars. He
waa badly hurt. The dead and Injured
art all of Baa Bernardino. All have
families. ' ,
In the moment that followed the sud
den d«ath-deaMnf crash heroes w«re
made. Engineer "Magee, ac he emerged
from the twisted maw that was once
his engine, bei Iconed to the head brako
man McClennan, who wm himself
hurt. As the youth, hie feel mashed
and his body B mass r>! cuts and
brutaei, dragged hlmnelf forward. Ma
gee, his throat scorched by the escap
in (team, hoarsely whispered: .*My
God, boy; the limited!" '", i'. 5 '
Rushing toward them wan the wr*t.
bound California limited, which the?
h.-iri Intended to meet at Ilebywla. "V*
miles away. The brakeman -li-ikkp-I
his injured form down the track for
half a mile, and then tho train, bear-
In* ■ hundred passengers, rounoad a
curve, and he was found Bitting on the
rail, feebly waving ■ red flag.
The rear brakeman was running barx
to the nearest telegraph station at
Summit, »ll miles distant.
Walk* to Caboose
Th<" engineer, his body terribly
burned, walked thP length of the train,
which was fifty cars, and unaided re
moved his clothing, covered his baked
flesh with oil and hot box grease and
rolled himself up in ■ bunk in the
caboose. Here he was found by train
men of the limited.
Passenger train No. 8, which was an
hour behind the wrecked train, was
turned to bring the two injured men to
Ban Bernardino. They "••■re taken on
a special from here to the Santa Fo
hospital at Los Angeles,
The bodies of Robeson and Rowe
were taken out by the wrecker and
brought down the mountain at 6 to
nißht. » . , •
It is thought that the switch was
split by the braks rigging of the en
gine, which was dragging. For /a mllo
behind the scene of the wreck were
found marks of a dragging brake beam.
No decision, however, as to the causo
lms as yet been . reached by. railroad
officials, who Btate that it may have
been split by some other train and not
reported or repaired.
A dozen cars of fruit were demol
ished when the engine left the track,
and are piled about the wrecked mogul.
The track will not be cleared until
morning, all trains being held in San
Bernardino and on the other side of
the mountain.
At midnight Dr. A. Tyroller stated
that both Magee and McClennan, who
were taken 4o the Santa Fo hosnital at
5:40 o'clock, were resting as comfort
ably as could be expected.
Edward J. Le Breton, President of
French-American Institution in
San Francisco, Suddenly
Succumbs to Apoplexy
SAN FRANCISCO, March > 19.—Ed
ward J. Le Breton, receiver of the
California Safe Deposit and Trust
company, and widely known in finan
cial and charitable circles, died here
today from a sudden stroke of apo-
Mr. Le Breton was talking with the
assistant sister superior general of tho
Little' Sisters of the Poor, who arrived
hero, from France yesterday, when ha
?ank to the floor unconscious. Several
physicians were called, hut nothing
could be done as he had suffered a
complete paralysis of the left side oJ
the body and a hemorrhage of the
Before Mr. Le Breton became the
receiver of the California Safe Deposit
and Trust company, which failed dur
ing the panic of l? 07, he had held a
number of positions of trust in various
banks of this city culminating in the
presidency of the French-American
in charitable cirelM he was known
chiefly as the donor of the Homo for
t li» ■ Aged of the Little .Sisters of the
Poor, but he devoted much of his time
to other philanthropic work.
insurance CO.-S INFLUENCE
''■■*t:*6Kav;s laid BARE
Firm of Attorneys Found to Have Re.
celved $17,500— Testimony In.
volvcs Woodruff in Fight
on Insurance Tax Bill
Ni:\V YORK, March 19— Mercilessly
liurliiiß question after question at re
lucUni witnesses and reading to them
in rapid miceession letters a«d tele
grams that told In unmistakable terms
of activities of fire lnsuranoi compan
ies in influencing legislation at Albany,
William Hotchklsa, state superlnten
dent of. Insurance, and his attorney,
Alfred Hutrell, foroed interesting reve
lations at today"a session of the lire ,
Insurance inquiry.
It was shown that large »un»e of
money had been raleed to procure or
thwart legislation between 1901 and
1906 These payments, the /najorlty or
which were to law flrms, ranged from
$700 to $17,500. The three largest pay
ments were of 117.1 to the law Him
of Sherman & Bterllnjß In 1905, for
work at Albany in connection wltn
legislation then pending; of $15,000, in
1906. for the same purposes, and '.'I mill
to Klijah R. Kennedy, member of the
Insurance tirm of Weed & Kennedy.
Mr Kennedy and Charles L. Case,
former chairman of the common laws
and legislation board of underwriters,
were two Important witnesses today.
Timothy L,. Woodruff, now chairman
of the Republican state committee,
and the late Senator John Raines were
among those mentioned In . the testi
mony Mr. Woodruff, Kennedy testi
fied wrote a letter in 1901 telling him
that the insurance tax bill, which the
companies were opposing, might not
be pressed. Senator Raines was simi
larly disposed toward Mr. Kennedy in
his efforts to defeat undesirable legls-
latlon. .
It was through the testimony of
that the payments of $17,500 and
$ir.,uiio to Sherman & Sterling were
brought out. When vouchers for these
piyments were submitted Case said
frankly that they wore correct, but
when it came to telling the exact na
ture, of the services rendered he was
[Special to The Herald. 1
CHICAGO, March 19.—Crusaders
agalest the existence of saloons in
Chicago vere brought toja halt today
when the board of election commission
ers decided to investigate the legality
of the petition through which it had
been expected voters would be given a
chance on April 5 to pass on the ques
tion, "Shall this city become anti
saloon territory?" The Anti-saloon
leaguers were told Ihey would • forfeit
none of their rights by consenting that
a start on the investigation be made
at once.
Following this action of - the board
Chief Clerk John-C. Cannon said he
would set twentyvflve teams of at least
two men each at work on the petition,
and by working in three shifts of eight
hours hoped to have . the task•- com
pleted -by next Tuesday. vThat will
give the commissioners time. in which
to pass on the findings and still bo
able to send "copy" of spring election
ballots ■to the printer Wednesday, |
Another Landslide
Autocrat of House of Representatives Seeks
to Justify Slowness in Ruling on Ques
tion of Individual Privilege
WASHINGTON, March L». -Speaker
Cannon's announcement M the result
of his deliberations came at th n
clusion of a typewritten statement j?iv
inij the reasons for his position,
Reading slowly and deliberately, Mr.
Cannon began his presentation >>f the
matter by referring to the fact that he
hail been criticised for being Blow to
rule on the point, but he explained this
was due to the circumstances under
which the question had been brought
so unexpectedly upon tho attention nf
tho houi c. This, he said, had beei done
■ in a revolutionary manner," render-
ing if of "sui h transcendent impnrt
anoe to the future procedure of the
house that the fullest, »-\. •■!! the most
protracted discussion, seemed Justi
in bo other manner rould tho most
complete information li" brought to the
consideratl t ii"' question, and in
no other way rould thp largest parti* l
patlon or the membership of the house
!«■ assured.
He said tho question of Individual
privilege in the public business li.'ul
not been reviewed, and the principles
governing it had not been questioned
for many years. Those principles, he
said, were relativi ly simple.
"It has been hold always," ho wont
on, "that tho ordinary legislative duties
and luiulions of the house, exercised
by the authority of tho constitution,
must proceed according to the order
prescribed by the rules. Tho tact that
tin- constitution says that the "house
shall have power to lay taxes, regulate
oommerci , make naturalization lawa,
coin money, establish postofficas, create
courts, support aiTOIM anil a navy, etc.,
hM not Riven tlioso ,ul>Jects when em
bodied in hills any right to disturb the
onlor of business provided by the tulM,
Tho very objeot of the rules is to pro
vide in an orderly way for ei-insidering
ihnsn anil other subjects entrusted to
the house:* Judgment. To give all
those subjeots constitutional privilege
would be to establish constitutional
chaos in the house."
There were, however, certain func
tions which tfio constitution enjoins
congress to do and for the doing of
Which it fixes the time. Among those
requirements was one that congress
should provide for a census of the pop
ulation and an apportionment of rep
resentatives. Whether that construc
tion proceeded too far when the con
situation gave a year within which to
perform the duty, is a matter as to
which there might be doubt. But lor
thirty years tho practice had been un
varying. Hence, when confronted with
the question this week, be said, the
chair had followed the practice of tho
house, as he would obey every other
rnlei without questioning the wisdom
that originally created it. He then
"Today, however, the chair is asked
to permit a proposition for a new rule
to oome in, although the rules pre
scribing the order of business require
us to proceed to other matters, and
il is claimed that the chair would be
instilled in doing Ihis because the con
stitution says that, 'each house may de
termine the rules of Its own proceed
ing.' Whether the word "may" means
'.shall' or not the chair will not stop
to examine.
•'The constitution iixes no time when
it shall be done, and as the house may,
and has in one notable instance, pro
e, eil without rules, it does not seem to
hair that there is here Riven any
con titUtionsJ mandate which would
justify the overriding of tho rules.
i -Fortunately, in this crlsia, the chair
SINGLE COPIES: nAii/r. 2c; Sunday b«
oll> vjri-iJli \j\Jl: 1 Jiiks . on trains, s cents
is not COtnp lleil to rely mi his own
judgment, swayed as it misht he by
thfl passions and purpose of this house.
He can look back to another hour When
in a day of calm the navigators who
■Uered the business of this li-uso took
their latitude and longitude unem
barrassed by the exigencies of the
ti IM|lest.
Cites Democratic Ruling
"That pathway of the chair has
been blued, not by any flushed ma
jority In a moment of factional suc
cess, not for any ends of one political
party, aa opposed to the wishes of an
other political party, not under au
■plcei winch prejudice the chair be
,;iiise of memories of political aflUla
tiona of his own; but on a question of
older raised by a great Democratic
floor leader in this house and decided
by a great Democratic speaker.
"December 13. ISTB, this identical
question arose in the house. Roger Q.
Mills of Texas proposed iis a question
of constitutional privilege, exactly as
is proposed today, to offer from the
floor for immediate consideration a
proposition looking to the amendment
of the rules and when object)_in was
made as it is today. Mr. Mills argued:
"'lt is the constitutional privilege
of a house of representatives to adopt
rules at any time; it is a continuing
power of which the house cannot di
\. i itself.' The members of the
linii.se did not agree with Mr. Mills and
James A. Gartield objected that it was
proposed to carry the power in this
respect further than the examination
justifies. ,
"If the position of thes^e gentlemen
were correct, a member could at any
time interrupt the proceedings by
bringing in a proposition for the
amendment of the rules. The great
Democratic speaker—and the chair
measures his words in memory of the
tame ot :i man who was the peer of
his associates, the great speaker—
Samuel J. Randall—heard the argu
ments for and against the claim of
Mr. Mills and decided tho proposition
t.i amend the rules was not a case of
constitutional privilege,
"There was criticism—grave criti
cism—of the rules' in those days, as
there is today; but no man In that
house thought of appealing from a de
cision so consonant with reason.
"Putting himself upon the law made
for tho house by Speaker Randall,
appealing from the. passions of this day
to tho Just reasons- of that day the
chair sustains the point of order and
holds that the resolution is not now
in order."
WASHINGTON. March 19.—With
eyes glowing defiance and voice thun
dering at his enemies with all the
day's pent up bitterness, Speaker Can
non made a vitriolic attack on the
"hybrid house majority" at the annual,
dinner of the Illinois Republican asso
ciation tonight.
His face was worn from the force of
tho terrific assault made upon him, and
his voice lacked its old jauntlness and
resonance. Ha was "Unclo Joe" in
lighting trim.
A startling statement made by tho
power-shorn but defiant speaker was
that the Republicans no longer have a
majority in the senate.
Veteran Presiding Officer
Defiant Amid Scenes
of Wild Disorder
Norris Resolution Adopt
-191 to 155—Speaker
ship Unchanged
The following trh-cram was rec«lved
today in annner to th« trie*rum »ent to
C'ongrcmman >I<J.m« lilini .m".iitilh>, re
<iik">lhik l>lm lo co-operate with the in
surgents In their fight for the revision
of the mien of the houite:
"WACHDrOTOy, D. C. March 19.—
Meyer IJ»«ner: rreMdent IJncoln-
KnnM-telt Ipukup, JLo» Angelei: I can
not Kupport N'orri* rcaolnilon ait
ninrndcil by % him today, .an It ralfcht
pliu'e rontrol of hou» in li.ni.Hr.illc
(Signed) "JAMM MeIACinAN."
[Associated Freu]
—Joseph Guerney Cannon
of Danville, 111., is still
speaker of the house of repre
But he lost today the ancient
prestige and weapon of that office
when the allied Republican in
surgents and Democrats took
from him not only the chairman
ship of, but even membership in,
the all-powerful committee on
rules, the chief asset in his stock
of power.
Amid scenes of wildest dis
order, for the like of which one
must go back to the fcxeiting days
just prior to the Civil War—per
haps even those times might not
diiplicat-e it—the veteran speaker,
almost 74 years old, stood erect
and defiant, his head "bloody but
At (lie cm!, when a big Texas
Democrat accepted the speaker's
daring challenge and introduced a
resolution to fling him out of the
Speakership, the Republican reg
ulars and insurgents, with few
exceptions, rallied with almost
unbroken party front and gave
him a vote which almost offset
the "repudiation of Cannonism."
This is what happened:
Shorn of Power by Combine
By a vote of 191 to 155, the Repub
lican insurgents voting solidly with th«
Democrats, the house adopted tho
resolution of Representative Norris,
Republican of Nebraska, requiring a
reorganization of the rules commlt
tir, increasing: its membership from
five to ten, and declaring the speaker
ineligible to membership thereon.
By tho curiously Identical vote of 191
to ins—but with a decidedly different
personnel of alignment—tho house de
feated a resolution of Representative
Burleson of Texas, declaring tho
speakership vacant and ordering thn
immediate election of a successor to
Mr. Cannon.
The Norris resolution was as follows:
"There shall be a committee on
rules elected by the houso (hitherto tho
committee of five, like, all other houso
committees, has been appointed by thn
speaker) consisting: of ten members.
six of whom shall be members of tho
majority party. The speaker shall not
be a member of the committee, and
the committee shall elect its own
chairman from its own members.
"Resolved, further, that within ten
days after the Adoption of this reso
lution, there shall bo an election of
this committee and immediately upon
its election, the present committee on
rules shall be dissolved."
Representative Burleson's resolution
"Resolved, that the office of speaker
of the house of representatives is
hereby declared to he vacant and tho
house of representatives shall proceed
to the election of a spoaker."
Cannon Declines to Comment -
Speaker Cannon declined tonight to
comment on the extraordinary events
of the day. He was in his office sur
rounded by three or four loyal friends
when a newspaper man approached
him, and asked him what he had to
say about his "victory."
"Oh, nothing at all, I guess. There
is not any comment for me to make.
Besides, you will have your papers
full in the morning; anyway, and you
don't need any comment from me."
"But hasn't the newly elected speak
er any announcement to make of his
future policy?"
The speaker laughed.
"I'll just keep on speaking- and pray
ing," he said.
Champ Clark, minority leader In tho
house, said In the course of an oral
.statement issued tonight:
"The Republicans are on the tobog
gan slide, and if Democrats outside of
congress will get together as the Dem
ocrats In the house have gotten togeth
er our victories this year and In 1912
will be as sweeping as those of 1890
and 1892."
Mr. Norris of Nebraska said In part:
"We have won all that we fought
for, all that we expected to' get when
we went into the last movement that
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