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CANNON LOSES POWER BY REMOVAL FROM COMMITTEE ON RULES
•~ontlnnril frnm Vnn* Onr)
culminated in today's awseping vi.
lory."
Parties to Call Caucuses
•"amuses will he called immediately
bj both parties to select, respectively,
tin Mix Republican! and four lieino
crata who are to constitute the new
committee on rules. Tho old commit"
constated of Speaker Cannon, as
chairman, and Messrs. Dalsell of Perm
sylvanla and Smith of lowa, Republi
cans, and Minority Leader Clark of
Missouri and John .1. Klt/.gera Id ol
New York, Democrats,
Republican Leader Sercno 91. Fayno
said tonisht that recent events were
"too recent" for his party to have de
cided definitely upon the date ot tho
caucus.
Republican Whip Wright thought It
■Would he early next week.
Minority Leader Clark thought the
Democratic caucus would meet early
next w i • li.
Tin- fact In that all parties to the
long and hitter light were too tlmr
ouL-hiv fatigued to have tortnatd any
definite plans.
Tin- olde: I man in congress makes no
pretense of remembering any parallels
for the sensational acenes which have
characterised the lai t tew days in the
house.
There were moments when it looked
n- though the preponderantly RepubJl
can house might even cap the climax
by electing Champ Clark speaker, in
fact, not only Ml this actually pro
posed in a. motion hy Mr. Clark of
Florida, but Speaker Cannon himself.
In 1,, . "dell" t" the house, declared mat
his enemies should he consistent and
, ,i to the election or a Democratic
: I"■■iker.
[nde«d, it was this challenge, to the
dating as it was. which instant
ly provoking the Burleaon resolution
for his dethronement, turned He- tide
again in his favor and rallied the Re
publicans, regulars and Insurgents to
gether, with few exceptions, to thn
point of what may well ho termed a
•■\ ote of confidence."
Through It all the aged speaker, In
variably calm. stoical, consistent to
th. end, atood in his place, his gavel
with steady thumps upon his
punctuating the riotous confusion.
Upon the conclusion of the vote which
cast him out or his place of power ai
tin- head of thn rules committee, he
asked '1110 indulgence of the house for
three minutes."
Many Kepu hlicnns recalled the
Speaker's retort when they pro]
to nominate him on the Itoo
tii Kit for the vice presidency—"they
cant make a political eunuch out of
me "
The lojtic of today's developments
led inexorably to the climax. It can
best he told in a chronological order:
Feature* of the Fight
n"o h. in. Republicans of both fac
tions conferred in an effort to
the compromise which seemed poaaibla
when the bouse late yesterday ad
journed, largely for thnt purpose, after
two days' fruitless struggle—virtually
d idloi Iced
n a. m.— Thn conference brokH up
■nd it was announced tho tight would
he to the finish. The speaker's friends
refuser] every proposition which tended
to ins humiliation,
11:45 a ni. -Insurgent Republicans
met ;md voted unanimously to support
the Norris resolution, when amended
bo as to provide for the election of the
mien committee by the house, with tho
apeaker eliminated.
Noon Speaker I'nnnon called the
house to order. An attempt to
failed Tim speaker then ruleil that
the Norris resolution was not priv
ileged.
1_:.4."i p. m.- Norris appealed from the
apeaker'M decision. Dalsell moved to
lav the appeal on the table,
I 01 p. m.—Dalsell'S motion to table
<he Norrta appeal waa defeated, 164
1., in.
l:o.*> p. m. Norris moved the previous
Local Ad Men
Organize Club
LEVY'S CAFE IS SCENE OF
LOVE FEAST
San rramliM'o I* Well K<i>rrM-nlril — Many
Mic<<lir» Featws \\>n Attended
i.iiilii'rini: —Wooilhetul I>e
ltver* Addr*m
At a very enthusiastic meeting held
at Levy's caXs Saturday at noon the
advertising fraternity of L,os Angeles'
formed an organization which is to bo
como permanent. The meeting was ar
ranged and called by Dr. llihbard, on
the especial occasion ol tho Visit here
of a number of officers tmd members
of the San Francisco Ad M< n's associa
tion. Mr. William Woodhead; presi
dent of the San Francisco Ad club and
manager for the Sunset Magazine, ad
dressed the Los Angeloß advertisers
and partieiilaiiv invited them to the
.Ad Men's convention to be held in Ban
Francisco in June. Ho was followed
by Mr. Scotford, who was recently
c-iionen bj the. University of California
to deliver a series of lectures on th"
psychology of advertising. As a little
side line Mr. Bcotford represents the
association controlling 80 per cent of
the street railway advertising In the
lulled States. Mr. T. .1. Cooper of the
T. .1. Cooper Advertising ngency of
San Francisco spoke of tho benefit*
to be derived from closer association
between the ad men and between them
and the Pacific Coast Manufacturers
and National Advertisers. Mr. will
lrwln, representing Collier's, spoke very
fully about the great advantages tho
advertiser could obtain by having his
copy, his placing and Ills business han
dled by professional ad writers, Htid
Kpoke feelingly In the Interest of cleau,
honest and responsible advertising. Mr.
Collins, secretary of the Rotary club
of San Francisco, concluded the series
of speeches mado'by the guosts from
tho northern city. He made a very en
thusiastic, -froin-tho-shoulder
address about mutual. business promo
tion, and ono that stirred up the hear
ers to the point whore they concluded
Immediately to proceed to organize the
liOs Angeles Ad Men's club. Dr. Hlb
bard, tho chairman of tho Saturday's
meeting, was made president, and Mr.
D. H. Schuhmann temporary secretary.
The committee on constitution and by
laws appointed by tho chairman eon
glsts of Messrs. M. O. Chapin, H. W.
Olough and Douglas White. Those
present were: I{. W. Clough, C. K.
Gentry, George O. Fen nor. J. W. Ren
-I'reW, Douglas White, Charles V. Bar
ton, J. C. Hill, A. .T. Hill. 1,. M. Fuller,
Palmer, Paul W. Cuater, C. It. Gates,
B. W. lAwrenco, W.- N. Harris, \V. X
Wade, K. P. Teasdale, ,B. (1. Keeler,
Willis Ames, A. li. Ayles.worlh. TO. T.,.
Orafton, W. A. Beswlok, Fay Hall, M.
O. Chapin, I. Smith, Dr. Hibbard, D.
■If..Schuhmann, A. b. McCollister, Tut
tle, Frank Cummings, George Tilton,
Wm. Woodhead, Honlg. Sootford, Coop
er, Conner, Irwin, Galloup©.,
i|ii"slion on the appeal from the de
i i ion of the uhalr.
1:29 p. m.—Previous question was or
dered, is:> to ir,u. . ■
1:54 p. m.- The house, sustained the
appeal from the speaker's ruling, 182
In LBO.
1: 56 p. m.—Thn NorrlH resolution was
read in.in the desk preliminary to a
Vote. U r;'->
2:08 p. m.— Norrls moved to amend
hia resolution to the form In which It
was llnally adopted. Kxtcndcd debate
CllMlcd.
Adopt Norris Resolution
4:31 p. in.— The Norris resolution as
amended was adopted, 191 to ir,r>. *
4:32 p. Norris moved to adjourn,
but withheld the motion at tho request
of Hie speaker.
4:84 p. ni. Speaker Cannon began his
■ i.,t..in,.i!t to the house, in which ho
declined to resign, but Invited a motion
to di'pimo him from tho apeakershlp.
4:48 p. m.— Burleson of Texas offered
his resolution, declaring the office at
speaker vacant and calling for imrno
dlato election Of a new spejiker. Nor
iis made thn point that his withheld
motion to adjourn had precedence over
tho Burleson resolution. Pandemon
ium.
. i .... p. m.—Order wal partially re
stored and the speaker ruled that the
motion to adjourn did not take prece
dence, but he asked that il be with
drawn. Norris limd to withdraw It.
6:08 p. in. —The housi , by division,
refußerl to adjourn. 'Jills made tho
Burleeon resolution the question before
the house. A roll call was called.
5:2!t p. m.— The Burleson resolution
was defeated, 191 to 165.
B:30 p. m.—Tho house adjourned with
many Republicans singinf/, "He's a
Jolly Good Fellow," as they fell into
line to shake tho hand of the speaker.
(•real tumult, and disorder raged
around Mr. Burleaon n« the purport
of his resolution became known.
Insurgents Against Removal
Itch In of North Carolina, Hardwlek
of Georgia, Qarner of Texas and
Shackolford of .Missouri, who had as
sisted him In drafting the resolution,
all shouted amid the turmoil to pay no
attention to the panicky requests for
a withdrawal of tho resolution. Bey-
rai Insurgent Republicans ran over
and entreated him to withdraw.
"It'i untimely; it's suicidal," they
cried through tho din.
"lion't offer this now; don't do it this
evening. Walt until we have had time
to think It over," begged lllnshaw of
Ni braska,
Kuril- on paid no heed. Bherley "f
Kentucky was frantically contending
that the motion to adjourn had priority.
speaker was steadily hammering
his desk with the gavel, but the blows
were hardly audible above the racket,
The Republicans wero shouting to the
clerk:
They referred to the J'.urlcson resolu
tion, tl intents Of which they did
not know, though everybody suspected
what they were,
Half a hundred had left their Mats
and Were shouting in tin' aisles when
liurleson, a feu minutes later, pressed
for the adoption or bis resolution,
Rodenberg of Illinois elbowed his
way from the rear, yelling: "Vote on
It; show your colors. What's the mat
ter witli you ."'
Wild Scenes In House
Norris was demanding recognition
and a vote on his motion to Hdjourn.
Prom tin- Democratic side came cries:
"Withdraw H, withdraw it; let's put
him out now .'"
Just as vehement were the shouts:
"No, don't withdraw it. stand pat."
There were loud cries from the Re
publican side when the Democrats
\oted against an adjournment, tjome
of these cries came from regular Jse
publleans, who began to feel that the
Insurgents would rejoin them on the
■:i of throwing Cannon out.
A score or more of senators were
on the Boor during the afternoon. The
proceeding! had .1 kei n interest for the
members of tho upper house, lor they
have Insurgents over there, and today'i
rebellion was felt to in- of th" utmost
Importance politically. Among the
regulars, insurgents and Democrats
th.re from the upper house were Flint,
Cummins, Dolliver, Borah, Burkett,
Overman ( Owen, Bacon, Stone, Uailey,
Clark of Arkansas. Sutherland, Bris
tow. I.a Folicit.'. Money and Core.
Democrats cheered each Insurgent
who voted against Cannon for speaker.
They beard with surprise the vote of
Norris cast In favor of the Speaker,
They taunted Insurgent! who Mocked
over to the Cannon support. Kltchin
of North Carolina called out:
'■] never saw you fellows over there
bark down like this before. The
speaker bluffed you, but he could not
run any bluff on tills side of the house.
We called it."
••v,,,| : ,re not going to elect B speaker
here today, though," was the answer
ing shout from the Republican side.
After the vote Republican regular. 1!
showered felicitations upon the
speaker.
■you are the only speaker ever
ele, ted twice In one session." said Dal
sell, us he grasped the speaker's hand.
■■Defeat Is bad. leu victory Is great,"
said Seotl of Kan
"You are the biggest man In Amer
ica, today," «ald one, and several
greeted him With "Great, Mr. Speaker,
it."
Insurgents to the End I
Tawney, who led the chorus, was
nloquent t» similar effect. The only
Republicans who voted in favor of de
claring the office of speaker vacant
were:
Carey. I'onper I,enroot and Nelson
of Wisconsin; Davis and Undberg of
Minnesota, Murdock of Kansas, Qronna
of North Dakota, and Poindexter of
Washington nine In all.
Democrats tonight described the vic
tory as one tending toward good gov
ernment and as a harbinger of Demo
cratlc success in the next national
election,
Regular Republicans said the Demo
crats had weakened their Issue of
"Caiinonlsm" and that the house is
left with a good working Republican
majority.
Insurgents said they had won a great
tlHhl for a (treat principle.
Majority Leader Payne made this
statement tonight:
"The Democrats again have demon
si rated their Inability to take advan
tage of a situation. They lia\e weak
ened the issue of 'Cannonslm, 1 if thej
have not destroyed it altogether. The
house is left with 11 coherent Repub
lican majority, which will enable us to
pass the legislation that President T;it't
has been urging on congress."
Champ Clark's Statement
Minority Leader Clark issued the fol
lowing: •
■■The great victory of the Democrats,
aided by the insurgent Republicans, in
changing the number of the commit
tee on rules, and In changing tho mode
of selection, and above all by ejcelud-
Ing the speaker from the membership
thereof, is a victory for the cause of
good government.
"The great victory, from a Demo
cratic standpoint. Is that lor the first
(hue in many years tho Democrats, in
a great, hitter and prolonged fight,
stood together like a atone wall, not a
LOS ANGELES HERALD: SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 20. 1010.
man breaking rank, which augurs well
for future harmony nnd victory both
this fall In the congressional elections,
ami in IM2, In both the presidential
and congressional elections. The coun
try is dissatisfied with both the Re
publican administration and the Re
publican congress.
"The. Republicans are on the tobog
gan, and ii Democrats outside of con
gress will got together an Democrats
In the house have gotten together our
victories this year and In 1913 will be
as sweeping as those of 1890 and 1892,
"After the astounding victory of the
Democrats and the insurgent Republi
can* In thn matter of changing the
committee on ruins, Speaker Cannon
mado a motion to declare tho chair
vacant and to elect .a speaker to suc
ceed him —a. motion which ho would
have been compelled to entertain wlth
out any such declaration on his part
If he paid any attention to his oath
of office."
"His bluff was promptly called by
tho Democrat*. Every man lined up.
Had the insurgent Republicans stdod
by us on that vote to declare the chair
vacant and to elect, a speaker Can
nonism, with al the name implies,
would have been dead s.s the men
who lived before the flood. As It is,
the Issue of Cannonlsm survives in full
force, for aa i ure as a gun is made of
iron, If tho Republicans elect a ma
jority of the next house Mr. Cannon
will be re-elected speaker.
"In the public mind, Mr. Cannon and
Cannonlsm are absolutely synonymous.
They cannot be dissociated by any sort
of Incantation. We have In this vi<-
tory simply scotched Cannonlsm; not
killed it. and the net result Is that the
people, If they really desire to do away
with Cannonlsm, must do so by elect-
Ing a Democratic house. That the
only way known among men by which
to accomplish that result—'a consum
mation devoutly to be wished.' " . f
Why They Voted Against Cannon
presentatlve ' Murdock of Kansas,
one Of tho leading Insurgents, said hu
had no comment to make on his vote
against. Cannon for speaker.
"My vote speaks for itsrif," was all
he would say.
Mr. LenrOOt of Wisconsin, another
insurgent, who voted against the
speaker, said:
"I have always believed that thn pre-
Hlding officer of the house should not
bo Joseph G. Cannon. 1 have voted
consistently today, that la all."
Mr, Cooper of Wisconsin and Mr.
Polndexter of Washington expressed
themselves similarly.
When the house of representatives
assembled today men and women
prominent In the official and social llfo
of the capital looked down from the
galleries on a scene never before, ex
celled in the history of the country.
,\s one by one the men who were to be
the principal actors in the pending his
torical drama came on the floor their
presence was noted with feelings of
| expectancy.
As Speaker Cannon entered th»
chamber and ascended the raised daiH
leading to tho chair of tho presiding
officer a great burst of applause and
cheers arose. On the Republican side
of the chamber tho applause was long
continued, and was joined in by many
of the ( upanta of the galleries. The
speaker wore an air of deep concern as
he gazed sweeplngly about the cham
ber, but gave no expression of appre
ciation or otherwise, and brought down
with a loud bang the ivory gavel of
authority. , „
Announcing that the chaplain would
offer prayer, the Rev. Mr. Coudon
stepped forward, his sightless eyes di
rected straight ahead over the body OX
the members.
"ITnito aa in the bond of love an<l
peace and pour down upon us Thy
spiritual peace," prayed tho chaplain.
Members were in their places, and
there ill, sal while the clerk read the
long lournal of proceedings of the ses
slon of Thursday that was continued as
the same legislative day until the house
adjourned last ovenlng. Tho senate
not being in session, many senators
came into tho house.
The approval Of the journal was the
signal for numerous suggestions for
corrections.
Amid the ui>roar and confusion Rep
resentative Games of \v<'st Virginia
arose and attempted to gain recogni
tion.
"Mr. Speaker," he shouted, 'I move
that the house take, a recess."
"I object. Tho motion Is out of or
der," shouted Hughes Of N«W Jersey.
Speaker Makes Ruling
Continued uproar g»V« way to partial
quiet, restored by the speaker pounding
Ins desk vigorously.
"The speaker being ready to rule on
the point ol order," announced Mr.
cannon, "the clerk will read the reso
lution of the gentleman from Nebras
ka (NorrlsV 1
TakliiK up a bundle of typewritten
manuscript, the speaker read his ruling.
When he reached that part on which
he sustained the. point of order against
Norrts 1 resolution there was a Hidden
outburst of applause on the regular
Republican side.
Upon the restoration of order motion!
were made by members in quick suc
cession. .
Non-is. author of the resolution that
had .iust been ruled nut of order, was
oil his feet, moving an appeal.
i Mi-,-., ii of P< nnsylvanla, a member
of the present committee on rules,
moved thai the appeal be laid on tho
table.
Shouting In a loud volne above the
uproar, Mr. Oalnes ol Weil Virginia
\ed that the house adjourn.
The speaker, announcing that the
motion to adjourn had precedence over
all others, put the question, and the
itorm of "noes" showed plainly the
temper of the house. The speaker an
nounced that the house refused to ad
journ, No demand for the ayes and
noes came from the Republican side,
and the speaker put the motion of Mr.
Daluell that the appeal from the de
cision of the chair be laid on the
table, and Horn both sides of the cham
ber came demands for ■ roll call.
Upon the completion of the eat!
Speaker Cannon arose and a slip of
paper was handed him by tho clerk.
The speaker glanced at it and an
nounced 1
"The ayes are 164. the noes 111,
Norris Continues Fight
Mr Norris was again upon his feet,
demanding that the previous question
b,- put to the house.
Mr. Hurke of Pennsylvania, one of
the "old guard," shouted above the
uproar to obtain recognition.
"There is a desire to dehato this reso
lution," he said, "and I hope the gen
tlenian from Nebraska will hold his
motion."
"No, no, no." came the protest from
a hundred Democrats and insim
At once it was seen that the temper
of the house would brook no trifling or
delay. .
Mr. Cannon, alter a moments hesi
tation, explained the motion for the
previous question would apply to tho
appeal frojn the decision of the chair.
On both sides of the chamber came,
demand for a roll call on that question
and the ayes and noes were ordered.
The decisive attitude of the house,
toward the question making it mani
fest that the opponents of the speaker
would score repeated victories, mem
bers became interested in the course
that might be jntrßuerl by th« Kpeaker.
' The possibility of his resignation fol
lowing was freely discussed, the "old
guard' 1 of regular Republicans making
no pretensions of retaining any power.
The previous question was ordered
by a vote of IS2 to 160—a majority o£
22 for tha opponents of the speaker.
Speaker's Opponent* Unlto
Quickly the. speaker announced that
the question reverted to " the appeal
I from tho decision of the chair, and
tho qUMtion was put.
"Shall the decision of the chair stand
as the determination of the house?"
While the roll was being called Mr.
Cannon surrendered the chair to Repre
sentative Olmstead 1 o£ Pennsylvania,
ono of the "old guard."
It soon became known that an agree
ment had been entered Into by insur
gents and Democrats for an amendm
ent to tho Norris resolution, bo as to
provide for a committee on rules to j
consist, «>f six Republicans and four
Democrats, representatives of each
party to be selected by party caucuses
and elected by the house.
A further agreement by the Insur
gents among themselves was that they
would go Into tho Republican caucus
and he hound by tho membership on
the committee on rules as they might
be made by tho caucus.
Mr. Olmstead, In the chair, announced
that the house had refused to uphold
the decision of the speaker hy a vote
of 160 to 18J.
Mr. Olmstead then ordered the read
ing of the Norris resolution. He had
hardly done so when Bpeaker Cannon
returned and took the gavel.
Norris sought an agreement for a
division of time for tho debate on the
resolution.
A demand for the previous question
OUt .short all effort for unanimous con
sent, and Mr. Norris offered an amend
ed resolution which he said lie would
support. It provided for a committee
on rules to conslßt of ten members—
Xix Republicans and four Democrat —
itead of tho present committee of five
members—three Repupblicans and two
Democrats.
It provided further that the commit
tee on rules should be elected by the
house, and "that the speaker shall not
be a member of it," also that tho com
mittee should 1 elect its chairman from
its own membership, also that the new
committee Bhould be selected within
ten days from tho passage of the res
olution.
Representative Mann attempted to
take Norris the floor on tho ground
that his right to ! that privilege, had
expired, but the speaker at once sug
gested that Norris again held the floor
In view of the new resolution being
offered, and that Norris had yielded to
Minority Leader Clark.
Mr. Clark said he had something to
say, and he did not care whether any
body liked it or not.
Calls It "a Revolution,"
"This is not a fight against Joseph
<;. Cannon personally," said Mr. Clark
amid a storm of applause. "Thin Is a
fight against a system. I think it Is a
bad system, as far as this committee
on rules is concerned.
"It does not make any difference to
me that this system 1s sanctioned by
time. There has never been any prog-,
ress in this world except by the over
throw of precedents and tho establish
ment of new precedents.
"We made, up our m.lnds some months
ago," continued Mr. Clark, "to work
the revolution that has been com
menced here today. Wo need not
mince words; It Is a revolution.
•■I will assent to no proposition that
does not eliminate the speaker for all
timo to come from the commltteo on
rules. That Is my position. In that I
speak for the Democrats of the house
and for tho insurgent Republicans. We
cannot give members of congress the
power they are entitled to without tak
ing from tho speaker some of the pow
er he now enjoys."
Foelker of New York, Martin of South
Dakota and Lenroot of Wisconsin, all
Insurgents, spoke briefly, Justifying
their position.
"Regular order," demanded by Mr.
Clayton of Alabama after Mr. Denroot
of Wisconsin had concluded his re
marks declaring that the purposo of
himself and others in their attitude
toward the speaker of the house was
to restore representative government.
Insurgent Murdock of Kansas City,
one of the originals, was greeted with
applause when ho was recognized, to
address tho house.
Murdock Attacks System
"Everyone here," said Mr. Murdock.
"knows that this movement Is directed
against the .system of this house. Cal
endar Wednesday and tho Fitzgerald
rules did not change the system."
Mr. Fitamorald, Democrat, who Rave
his name to the new rules, was greet
ed with applauso on tho Democratic
side.
"The majority party In enntrol of
this house," said Mr. Fitzgerald, "is
discredited before the people, and try
as you may. by changing your pro
cedure of your stripes, you will not
reinstate yourselves in the esteem of
the country before the next election.
This is a time to demonstrate that
when your opponent! are demoralised
it is possible for the Democratic party
to Stand united upon an important
question and "
■■Yon arc telling the truth now!"
shouted ■ member from the [Repub
lican wide. Derisive laughter from the
Republicans greeted the remark.
Mr. Pltsgerald concluded »j Raying
lie WM ready to stand Bide by side with
his Democratic colleagues in the pend
ing liKht against the rules in force In
the house. An effort, to stem the tide
of opposition to the speaker and the
committee on rules was made by Olm
sti'Mil of New York, who in the time
allowed him. sent to the desk of the
speaker a resolution by which he pro
posed that the question of changing
the rules be sent to a committee with
instruction to report to the hOUM On
the tirst Monday in December next.
Prompt support for this proposition
came from Mr. Tawney.
Insurgents Are Denounced
An impassioned denunciation of the
insurgents by Mr. McCall of Massa
chusetts called forth uproarious ap
plause from the Republican side
"I don't propose to vote to deli\cr
the speaker bound hand ami foot over
to the minority party," said Mr. Mc-
Call, with great vehemence.
Mr. Gronna of North Dakota spoke
briefly, declaring that the American
people Were determined to control legis
lation, and that they were Insistent
that no set rules should prevent them
from exercising that power.
Concluding the debate, Mr. Morris
disavowed any personal feeling in ef
fort! he had made for a revision "I"
house rules.
"There has been much talk on the
part of the minority mid of the insur
gents of the "ezarism" of the speaker,
culminating in the action taken today.
"The real truth is that there is no
coherent Republican majority in the
house of reprei»ntatlve». Therefore
the real majority ousht to have the
courage of its convictions to meet the
situation that confronts it.
"The speaker does now believe and
always has believed that this is a frov
ernment through parties, aud that
parties can act only through majori
ties.
"The speaker has always believed In
and bowed to the will of the majority
In congress, in caucus and in legisla
tive hall, .m.i today profoundly be
lieves that to act. otherwise is to dl
organize parties, Is to prevent co
herent action in any legislature, is to
make Impossible thn reflection of the
wishes of the people in statutes and
In la'
Challenges Removal
"The speaker has always held that
under the constitution it is a, iiw tl n
of highest privilege for an actual ma
jority of the house at. any time to
choose .-,. new speaker, and again noti
fies the house that the speaker will, at
thla moment, or at any other nine
while he remains speaker, entertain in
conformity with the highest con
tionnl privilege, a motion by air mem
Imt to vacate the of) Ice of the speaker
ship and choose a. new speaker, and
under existing conditions would
come such action on thn parl of the
actual majority of t he house, so i
and responsibility may rest with the
I lemoci ai Ie .-hkl Insurgent membi n .
who hy the last vote evidently consti
tute a. majority of this house. The
chair is now ready to entertain such
motion."
Qulel attention characterized the
great assemblage until the speaker
■aid, in clear tones:
"The .;> ,].. r is not conscious of hay- i
Ing done any poll Heal wrong."
Those words proved to ignnl
for a prolonged .demonstration. When
he declarer! there was no coherent
publican party in the home then- tvas
a renewal of cheers. '
Finally, when the speaker expi
his readiness to be superseded by ■> .
new speaker, there was a tremendous
demoni t rai lon on tho Republican
Bherley of Kentucky hurried to the
side or Underwood of Alabama nnd
held an excited conversation, while
Burleson Of Texas arose and waving a
paper, attempted to be recognized
Rushing before the sneaker's desk
Bherley, In shouts that could have i n
heard through the capltol building had
not confusion drowned them, moved ' •
adjourn.
"Oh no, oh no!" came shouts of de
rision from the Republican side.
"The gentleman from Texas has been
recognised," shouted Mr. Tawney.
Moves to Oust Cannon
The speaker, demanding order, said
there were motions that might take
precedence of the motion to adjourn.
Upon the suggestion of the speaker,
Mr. Burleson read his resolution whli h
asked that the KC -at of the speaker be
declared vacant.
Quickly the Democrats turned from
their insurgent allies. Mr. Norr
quietly In his place until the question
also whether the house should pro
to consider the Burleson resolution or
whether the speaker should entertain
the. motion to adjourn.
Mr. Norris doggedly refused to give
way to the group of Democrats and in
surgents who came to otter advice, lie
insißted that only out of courtesy to
the speaker lie had withheld his reso
lution, and was entitled to have it put
to the house. "The motion to adjourn
being in order, the speaker would he
gratified if the gentleman from Ne
braska would withhold it," pleaded the
speaker,
Mr. Norris, insisting that his motion
was Ptill before the house, Mr. Cannon
remarked that It occurred to him that
the gentleman from Nebraska was
right. .
"NO," shouted the men who wanted
to 'complete tho elimination of the
speaker at one SSeslon.
"No," shouted at the same time tho
great Republican majority, who
saw the great discomfiture of the in
surgents in the movement In which
they wer« forced to consider the elec
tion of a speaker and realized In spite
of their efforts the house might be
turned over to the Democratic minor
ity.
Insurgents in a Corner
At once the Democrats and regular
Republicans lolned forces for tho hu
miliation of the insurgents.
A viva voce vote being put on the
motion to adjourn, there was but I
faint response, while the negative \ote
was given In enormous volume.
Norris, still hoping to avoid the issue
of Sleeting another speaker, asked tor
a record vote on his motion to ad
journ, and fourteen insurgents arose
to support that demand.
"Not a sufficient number." declared
the speaker, amid jeers that were di
rected toward the Insurgents,
The question then reverted to the
Burleson resolution and the ayes and
noes were demanded.
"The speaker surrenders the chair to
the gentleman from New York." an
nounced Mr. Cannon, looking toward
Representative Payne 1.
Amid loud applause the Bpeaker left
the Chair on the Republican side of the
house and nodding to his Republican
colleagues with a smile passed out Into
the miirble lobby and went to his pri
vate office.
"After the adoption of the resolution
will it be improper to nominate Champ
Clark of Missouri for the speaker
ship'.'" inquired Mr. Clark of Florida,
Mr. Tawney taunted the Floridan
that it would be in order when the
resolution was voted down.
Then came the roll call. The name:;
of insurgents were carefully noted and
their responses greeted with jeers and
a] plause,
Insurgents Split; Cannon Wins
Coopef of Wisconsin, voting "aye,"
was greeted with mingled cheers and
hisses.
"Mr. Oalnes," called the reading
clerk.
"Nn." answered the West Virginian,
and his Republican colleagui : sat back
In their seals and laughed and Jei red
as the "insurgents' i asl their votes
against the resolution and for the tlrst
PHes
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I inn- in many days voted In unison with
their old party asaoclull
Gardner of Massachusetts wasjoudly
red when ho voted against thn
rexolul lon.
Hayea of California, Norris ol
■ and (Jronna of North I lakol i,
among othi rs, were < hei t- d and
jer iri d.
Thon came a Bcene of wild confusion
whi n the vote, 19.1 to 155, against the
Burleson resolution was announced.
Almost marl with what they con
ceived to be their final victory, the
Republicans arose en masse and yelled
themselves hoarse. Some wept.
•■I rnnvi that we adjourn," sucsestcd
Mr. Payne, after i).- had surrendered
liis place in the chair as Speaker Can
non came in amid he confusion and
wild exhibition of enthusiasm on the
part of lils party colleague*.
"And this side of the house maker! the
motion." remarked Mr. Mann, amid
laughter,
Adjournment Taken
There was no more demand for a roll
call. All wen- glad to adjourn, and
thus ended the long battle, probably
without '■- dent in the congr o£
tho United Ktatcs.
Then bun I upon tho assemblage the
strains of that jovial song, "For He's a
Jolly Good Fellow."
Men who had not sung before for
many a year joined In the refrain.
As the strain was being sung,- Speak
er (lannon stepped down from the dlas
upon which ho had been standing, and
nodding and i mlllng toward hln col
[]< igueH, held a reception, shaking the
hands of many of those who have stood
beside him In the past.
"Thi i effort to change the rule-,,"
said he, "is not intended b i a personal
1 giap at the speaker or any one else.
Then- is no feeling against the speaker
unli : II has i■ en brought Into this
house-by the peaker or his friends.
"All over this land," declared Mr.
Norris, ."our constituents are, praying
and hoping this movement will bo auc
i c tui."
11, , Iblvq laughter on the Republican
side and loud applause from the Demo
crats and Insurgenta greeted this re
mark.
By a vote of ITS to 189 tho previous
question was ordered, and an aye and
no vote Waa taken on the substitute
resolution offered by Mr. Norria to his
original resolution.
During the repeated roll calls tho
speaker stood in hla place, gavel in
hand, and a countenance that gave no
Indication of tho workings of bis own
mind Ho was tho center of ol serva
tlon of the 2000 vtsltors in the galleries
as well as of the members and regu
lar attendants of tho house.
Adopts Norris Substitute
By a vote of 193 i" 158 the substitute
offered by Mr. Norris for hi* original
adopted. On the floor
ant ] [ n the galleries applause wae long
contlnui 'i- , ..
The speaker then laying before the
house for Itu action thr resolution as
nded, Mr. Tawney d< raanded tne
ayes and noes uv«n that, and again
tiled. The question In
volved in thli voti was precisely sim
ilar to tii.< L of the previous vote, but
the demand for it forced another record
of thf attitude of the Insurgi
Although the house had been in
slon nearly four and .1 half hours, ami
although most occupants of tho gal
had taken their places two hours
1 the tiino of meeting, there was
no tendency to retire. Prom the doors
of the galleries were lln< 1 up long col
umns of men and women who na<i
L-ome there hours before, hoping to be
able to gain admission. Many of them
b< longing to the families of members
w ho held useless 1 Ickets of admission.
is tii^ lasl roll call was nearing
n the upeaker talked with one
of the clerka al hi 1 desk and laughed
heartily. The final adoption of the res
olution by a vote ot 181 to 166 warn then
annoum ed,
•■I move that the bouse do now ad-
Journ," shouted Mr. Norris us soon as
vote on bis resolution had been
declared by the speaker.
Amid greater confusion the calm
voice of Breaker Cannon was beard.
Cannon Makes Statement
"The speaker," be said, in tones
that suggested the asking of a favor,
'"asks the Indulgence of the house for
nol to exceed three minutes to make a
tement."
Silence was restored by this request
more quickly tliu.ll it ever had been re
ston d i.v the gavel of the speaker. The
1 1 breathless as the speaker
n Ins statement. The speaker
said:
■ i Gentlemen of the house of repre
■entatlvai; Actlom, nol wordi, deter
the conduct and »incerlty of men
In tlio aflaln Of life. This is a govern
ment by tii" people acting through the
tentative' of a majorit) of the
people. Results cannot be had except
by a majority, and In the house of
representative! s majority being
■pomlble should have full power and
should exercise thai power; otherwise
thn majority is ineffi' lent and docs not
orm iis functions.
"The office of the minority Is to put
IPP JII|Hi i "PTT TT^i
W( cure Jf LJL/J2yk3
tl|i^ *^ Fistula and All Rectal Diseases
l?»! /mm ' Without an Operation
|ga^||sf'-jljjailViA' ltv MV |>xinii' niSSOI.VKNT .METHOD.
B^^fe^ia^Sw'^t -r\ -r «'uttlmt. Canterlilne, Ilurnlne,
HW^ili^i^' ]\lI In.ic.Unir. l.lKutinjt.
H^f\ 1 " J.V \ I Detention from Btu>lnes>,
i^^^SSl I GUARANTEE to CURE
%> F|lfe[ I GUARANTEE to CURE
j£ 5J EVERY CASE I TREA T
i-/ V AViV X 'OxVIJII/ A A IVL/i\ A
_^ —^ , cure Uie noat obstinate and long standing cafes after tn« failure
PI I FV of other nhyilolana on,i remedies. My method Is permanent «nd ab
-ISBI <1 lolute In reiuiti and thoaa undergoing treatment do «o without
■ ii.lv pain, | nconven | or loaa of time.
-..- > __ i. Heretofore Fistula has been cured only by a miritlcsi opera
r-IV II l] A tion With mv method I cure without the us« of the knife,
1 l«l I I 1 A for 1 dissolve the pipe and the flstulu heals In ftom six to
■ IV-' I Vl_n n " ft# ,i,,y. Under tills treatment Fistula 1» cured without
pa4n or detention from business.
/>Alir>TiniTlnll Abnormal conditions In the rectum and boweje
I I ll\i VI IMA I ail 1M produce constipation. After curing thousands of
I II flltl I II f\ I II fll eaaaa of this oharaeter I can state to you ab«o
'Wiiv^iaa lIIIVM i u t,iy'that by removing the cause I cur. con
■tipation. Thii is dona without th<* use of drugs.
I iCDali k I lso cure Hernia without operation and without detention from
fir ICIIIA bualneaa. I euro the most obstinate cases under poaltive gu*ran
||l_llllin tea to cure or accept no fee for my services.
I <Anri fnr Mv FrPP Knnk I lf n" " r<> " mifferi-r I Invite you to Investigate
ISCIKI loriviy rree DOOKI mJ ,I m , thod most thoroughly by talking or writing
to »ny of my cured patients. My method is not locrtf, but Is open to all, and I
advertlKo thla cure that you may know there Is a Specialist who really cures
without an operation. My method is not a "home, cure" or a "correspondenca ;
treatment, 11 hut la a rational, i.enelble application of skilled treatment. admin
isl.i-l at my office. 1 (itiarantee tv cure c\ery rose 1 treat or accept no fe«,
for my »ervl.-rs. CIIKISXIAN MINISTER ( t XXI)
This Is to certify that Dr. White cured mo without pain of piles, hemorrhage
' and ulceratlon of the rectum. Before going to him I was a seml-lnyalid, naraiy
able to get about. Since takinK his treatment I have, not miesed a single sunrtay
from being in my pulpit. It Is one year since ho cured me. and I have not naa
tha slightest return of tho trouble. I recommend him to all and win giaaiy
write t.. any sufferer who la In niht and tell them what Pr White did for me.
ItKV. I). N. IIIKTOX, Fastnr Kirht Christian Church, Colinivllle, Okla.
Formerly of (ti'eun rarfc, Cal.
DR. C. H. WHITE", 453J^ S. Spring Street
lilV. \j. .H» TT n.JLX M 2t 9 Log Angeles. Cal. J
the majority on Its grind behavior, ;<<i
vocatins i" good faith the policies
which It professes, ever ready to taku
advantage of tin- mistakes of the ma ■
party, ;mcl appeal tn the conu
try for its vindication.
"From time to time heretofore the
majority has become the minority as In
the present case, and from time to
time hereafter the majority will be
come the minority. Tha country be
that the Republican party hai
n majority of forty Cour In the hi
of representatives at this time, yet
such la nol the i
"The proscnl speaker of thn liousn
ha .i" ' i of his ability md
Judgment, co-opi rated with tho Repub
id no far In thn history
of congress tho Republican party haa
of this congresß the Republican party
haa been enabled by a very small ma-
Jority, when thi I came, to l^sis
late In conformity with (In policies
and the platform o£ the Republican
"Buch action of rnur^i*. h'pot crltl
r i.«m which iho sp< not dep
(ho part of the minority
party.
Says Majority Against Him
"Tlr i .mint \>r iiiimiinlfiil
ot' t hi i hree pre
vious elect inns, to th ihlp, that
In the p;isi he haa enjoyed the confl
dencc of the Republican party of the
country and of tha Republican mem
bers of the house. But the assault
upon the Kpeakcr of the house by the
minority, Hupplomented by the efforts
of the go-called Insurgents, shows that
the Democratic minority, tided by a
number of so-called Insurgents, con-
Btltutlng IE per cent ol the majority
party In the house, is now in the ma
jority, and that tho speaker of the
house is not in harmony with thn ac
tual majority of the house, as evl
denced by the vote Just taken.
"There are two coui ss open for th«
speaker to pursue—one i.s to resign
and permit, the new combination of
Democrats and insurgents to choose a
.speaker in harmony with Its acts and
purposes; the other is for that eombl
natlon to declare a. vacancy in the of
■ i Bpeaker and proceed to the
election of a. new speaker.
"After consideration at this stage of
the session of the house, with mucli
Important legislation ponding, involv
ing the pledges of the Republican
platform, ami th«-ir crystallization into
law, believing that his resignation
might consume weeks of time, in tho
reorganisation of the house, the speak
er, t»Mng in harmony with Republican.
policies tinri desirous of carrying them
out, declines by his own motion to pre
■ ipitato a contest upon the house, in tho
election of a new speaker, a contest
that niiglit greatly enrianger the Anal
passage of all legislation necessary to
redeem Republican pledges and fulfill
Ri publican promises.
Will Not Resign
"This i.s one reason why the, speaker
does ii"i resign ;H once, anil another
Is thi : In the Judgment of the present
: peaker a resignation in ami of itseic
is a confession Of weakness or mistake
or an apology for past actions.
"The Bpeaker Is not conscious of hav
ing 'loin- any politic:.! wrong. Tho
same rules are In lore- in this house,
that have been in lone for two de.
The speaker has construed the rules
•,s he found them an.i as they have
been construed by previous speakers
from Thomas B. Reed's incumbency
down to the present time.
"Heretofore tho speaker has been ;i
member ol the committee on rules
covering a period Of sixty years, aii'l
the present speaker neither has sought
new power nor lias he unjustly used
that already conferred upon him.
TAFT SILENT ON CANNON ROUT;
WATCHES EFFECT ON PROGRAM
ALBANY. N. V.. March 19.—Presi
dent Tail declined to comment in any
way upon the figlil of the Republican
Insurgents and Democrats against
Speaker ( annon and the change of the
rules committee.
The president made it clear that, hiiv
statement purporting to come trotn
1,,,,, hi thin time is unauthorized ami
erroneous.
Mr. T.ift has been deeply Interested
In the Bghl a< Washington ever since
it started and has eagerly sought in
formation of the latest maneuvers on
the legislative battlefield.
As he read tonight of the insurgent-
Democratic victory there was nothing
to indicate khat his feelings may have,
been The president has let it. be
known all along that his interests in
the fight have naturally centered in
the effect that it may have upon ma
legal legislative program.
VOTES PLAYGROUND BONDS
FKESNO, March 19.—The playground
bonds carried today by a vote of 847
to 290. The vote was lighter than ex
pocted. No organized opposition waa
made to tho bonds. The issue author
ized is for $60,000 to use in the purchase)
and equipment of five .sites. A morn
ing parade of school children, was the
feature of the day.
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