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CANNON'S POWER NOW TREMBLING IN THE BALANCE Motion to Amend House Rules Intended to Break the Iron Rule -of Speaker Insurgent Republicans and Dem* ocrats Wage Bitter Battle on Measure ' t?ral hour? to flings he appeared on the floor, and in direct answer to a speech of Cooper of Wisconsin, defended his uction In having- demoted in committee seniority and from chairmanships such jnen as Fowler of New Jersey, Cooper Of Wisconsin, Murdock .of Kansas and ethers. He placed the responsibility lor their punishment upon their re calcitrancy in party measures, men tioning In particular the attitude of the jCew Jersey member on the emergency currency law. Representative Underwood of Ala- Vnina, who, with Representative Champ Clark, had bren in charge of the flght t-onductPd by the democratic forces throughout the day, said, at 10:30: "It Is apparent we can do nothing until the speaker rules on the point of order which is pending. The house <s.n not compel him to rule. We are keeping our- members her* and the victory tonight will rest with the side l»est able to hold' its men for a vote. In any event, it Js evident that a ma jority of the house favors amending the rules, and we can bring it up again tomorrow or any other day. A Remarkable Situation "This light against time is in the hands <tf the speaker and he alone can Ftop it. It Is certainly a most re ra&rkablc situation where a majority •if the house, led by the speaker him s^elf maintains a filibuster like this." Representative Dwight, the repub lican whip, at the same time announced that 17 republican absentees, who were 1 unpaired with democrats, were on the way to Washington. ""They are coming from New York, Philadelphia and more distant points." he said, "wme will arrive before mid right; others not until tomorrow. "With these additional votes we hope to stem the tide." Aim of Insurgents For several months the insurgents had been looking forward to this culmina tion of their efforts to undermine the power of the speaker, but there had lipen Jittle or no thought of any possi bility tlint • the battle for ascendency would bf fought po soon. When Norris presented his resolution this afternoon he insisted the language of the constitution gave his measure the same priviiep-e Speaker Cannon had claimrd for a -resolution relating- to the taking vf the census. He asked that this resolution he placed before the house at once. On both the republican and demo cratic sides nearly every member was in his place, and all realized that at last the insurgents were locking horns with the regular republicans for what might prove a death struggle. On both sides the whips, realizing the neces sity of full voting: strength, put In mo tion all their resources for the sum moning of absent members. Telegrams were Bent to those who were absent from the city on leave, and taxicahs were ordered to make quick trips to the hotels and homes of the f»w members known to be in Wash ington who were not on hand. The news of the impending struggle soon spread about the city and the galleries became crowded. Norris. whose seat is on the demo cratic side of the chamber, appealed to the speaker for a ruling in favor of the immediate consideration of his resolution. He insisted that the time had come for action by the house, that it might take into its own hands mat ters affecting- legislation. Attitude of Democrats The attitude of the democrats toward the movement so suddenly put .under \u25a0way was evident from the prompt in dorsement of Norris' contentions by Underwood of Alabama and by'Minor jty Leader Clark of Missouri. Underwood Insisted the language of the constitution made the Xebraskan's resolution a matter of the highest privilege. Minority Leader Clark re minded the.. speaker he had said the 1§: & £% U £ t X3ue NOIBRANCHISTORES. NO AGENTS. THE PREDOMINATING COLOR FOR THIS SPRINGand SUMMER SEASON IS GRAY. We Are Showing Them In EVERY WEAVE AND FABRIC THAT HAS BEEN DECLARED CORRECT. BOTH WORSTEDS AND TWEEDS IN STRIPES, DIAGONALS AND SOLID COLORS Are HERE In ABUNDANCE. We Have The BESTCLOTHES'mADE. Our Prices. Are From TWENTY UP. ... This Label Harks , Clothes of ftu»lity. •It if KPnerallx conceded that we/ctrry the emxrtest clothes made. . It hat tatan ok year* to "tjy-*at" and sift the finest rnVk c r «, and we now bat-* represented .In oar etoct' ' the work^ cf clothes master?. One thought Is uppermost in making garments tot u*.-. /'The h«>st that can be prodnced."" r Men's clothe* f * the only thing that claims our attention. Tbf idTintije of dealing; • witb clothes (pecitlliti should b« very clrar to yon. INSURGENT RESOLUTION WHICH WOULD SHEAR CANNON OF POWER Following is the text of fhe'Xorris resolution: "Resolved, that the rules of the house be amended as follows: "The committee on . rules shall consist^ of 15 members/ nine of whom shall be members of the majoritj 1 " party, and six of whom shall be members of the minority party, to be selected as follows: v. "The states of the union shall be divided by a. committee of, three, selected by the house for that purpose, into 'nine groups, each group containing, as near as.m^y be, an equal number. of, members belonging to the majority party. The states of the union shall likewise be divided into six groups, each group /containing, as near as may be, an equal number of members belonging to the minority party. "At" 1:30 o'clock on the day following the adoption of the report of said committee each of the said groups shall meet and select one of its number a member of the committee; on 'rules.- The- place of meeting for each of said groups shall be designated by the said com mittee of three in its report. Each of . said. gTOups_shall.report.to. the house the name of. the member selected for membership on the com mittee on rules. "The committee on rules shall select its own chairman. The speaker shall not be eligible to membership on said committee. All rules or parts thereof inconsistent with the foregoing resolution^are hcrebj- repealed." \u25a0 *; house could do anything it'; pleased, even to the election of a new speaker. "The speaker has said an eiephant could be put through the house. if the house so desired," shouted Clark. 'The speaker," retorted Cannon, who until now had watched the proceedings in grim silence, "would be prepared to rule on that question whenever any gentleman thinks the minority has be come the majority. But that presents an entirely different question from the one now before us." \ Clark, opposing any suggestion to re fer the resolution to the committee on rules, declared that the committee, con sisting of three republicans, including the speaker and two democrats, could not be trusted with a measure cur tailing its own powers. The republi can majority of one on that committee was as great as their majority in the house, he added, "and," amid laughter, "more reliable." tt "If you want to change the rules, t shouted Clark, looking over the house, "now is the accepted time." Plea for Regularity When the applause had subsided. Ma jority Leader Payne made a strong and feeling plea for "regularity." ' • "We can not have the responsibility of 4he majority of this house," said Payne, "unless we can exercise it under the rules of the house. The men on that side." he continued, waving his hand toward the democrats, "come today to break down the rules." "You see the Greeks over there bear- Ing gifts and starting a revolution at this time in an attempt to reorganize the house committees," continued Payne. "We are ready to hold up the hands of that brave fighter at the other end of the- avenue. President Taft, with his clear vision, his great Interest in the public welfare and with his great heart beating in sympathy with the American people. Now at this critical time, with an election coming off and with the best interests of the people at stake, you, who have fought for the republican party — have a care that you do not aid and abet the enemies of the republicans." The closest attention was given to the words of the republican leader. An outburst of applause on the republican side had hardly died out before Poin dexter of Washington, one of the long time insurgents, obtained the floor.. "Upon every question when a crisis arises," said Poindexter, "what is the practice of this house so far as the par liamentary procedure is concerned? A special order Is brought out= setting, aside the rules which have been ex tolled by .the 'gentleman from New York.' " Sharp Tilts Exchanged * Tawney interrupted and asked the member from Washington whether the .committee which it was proposed to Create would not be as arbitrary as any. other committee. He asked Poindexter whether the two members of the com mittee on rules had not been selected by a republican caucus. "It is more correct to say," interject ed Norris, "that the caucus confirmed the men selected for that committee by the speaker." "The speaker did not select them," retorted Tawney. "It was on my own motion that these members were se lectedl" . ; :. "When a- resolution comes • from the, gentleman from Minnesota,".' shouted Niorris, "it is safe to say, that its origin was not very far from 1 : the speaker of this house." .' Uproarious applause, which inter rupted' the proceedings 'for 'several minutes, greeted, the Nebraskan's re tort. " ' - ' ' Poindexter charged. the insurgents of the house to bear in' mind-, that his resolution gave them a chance to allow the country to see where they stood. One of the most vigorous speeches was made by Hamilton Fish" of New York, -who told, of his efforts to get a hearing on his bill for the creation of a parcels post. - ' "Your resolution gave fhe committee only 30 .days to T conclude its Work," suggested Smith of lowa. ; "Oh,", exclaimed the New York mem ber, derisively, "you could have changed that : to., give yourselves 60, or 90 days." ; Then .followed charges and counter charges concerning the methods of . dfe-' lay alleged to be '« responsible f or the Inability of members, to get hearings on bills.. \u0084 "*'..' :v';"'. v i • v An ;' extended address was . delivered by. J.- Sloat . Fasaett of New York, who' appealed to his republican colleagues to resist any effort to divide the party* Regular Scores Insurgents . "If we give you our power,". Fassett shouted, shaking his forefinger toward the democrats, "we coufd not strip our selves of one iota of our responsibili ties." ' . . He reminded the democrats that in curtailing the . power ,of the majority they were establishing a dangerous precedent for themselves. He. said the democrats already were referring to the insurgents as "near democrats'* or ."mercerized republicans." "This is not a question of change of rules," he continued; "it is a question of a change of party control. It' is a question whether, by an unnatural and foreign alliance with our natural po litical enemies, these rules are to be changed. - "Finally, the action taken here means success or failure of the Taft admin istration." :-\u25a0... "We have been in session three <and a half months and what have' we done to make effective any of the president's recommendations?" interjected Haugen of. Iowa: _ - . V •" \u25a0 "We are' on the way,", replied Fas sett." \:;- ; : - V ••'-"\u25a0•'\u25a0""' \u25a0-://.:>.. Fassett ; read -a letter, written '-'by Roosevelt ] to,' Watson o of Indiana In 1906, Mn ; which: Roosevelt* referred:; to the great accomplishments of the house of representatives "under ... the t manage ment* of Cannon. \ This Revoked- pro tracted applause among the regular re publicans... Representative Gardner of .Michigan characterized the speaker as the wisest man in: pubUc?or'prlvate' v llfe. '-. \u25a0 •- \u25a0 Madison of Kansas said that favor able action ; on the \u25a0 resolution; -would result : in 'republican, victory :, at! Vthe polls, because the country; would? then PHeV Cured In 6 to 14 Dajr» . Pazo Ointment guaranteed tocure any case of Itching, ; Blind, ' Bleeding or Pro-. truuin c Piles, or money, refunded." 50c- • THE &^^ know ..that representative- government had been restored=to the'ihbuse. Recess Plan Blocked ?;•;:- Tawney then moved .that the house take a recess until 11 o'clock tomorrow forenoon. This the house defeated, 142 to 147. Malby, republican of New York, chided those republicans who had Joined the democrats to give the minor ity control of the house to make the house v rules ".under which: business should be conducted, in spite of the fact that the 'country would hold the republicans responsible for the legis lation enacted.- When Malby had concluded. Repre sentative Roberts of Massachusetts made the point "no, quorum," on which an aye and no vote was demanded, and 25 minutes was consumed in discuss ing whether there should be a call of the house. The whips on both sides began rounding ;up : their, .forces and members poured, back'lnto the chamber to answer to their names.' The "regu lars" were again defeated, * the vote being 108 ayes, 116 noes. Representative James (D.).of Ken tucky made a point of order against Malby's speech, declaring he was not addressing, himself to the point. The speaker, in overruling James, said that he thought members wanted full oppor tunity of expression. The democrats began calling upon the speaker to rule, but Cannon yielded the chair to Representative olmstead of Pennsylvania and left the chamber. The speaker pro tern. recognized Rep resentative Parker of New Jersey (R., who began denouncing those who would' try to amend the house rules to take away: the power of the majority. Parker was frequently interrupted by the democrats, who were In high spirits. Ignoring further demands for a ruling, the speaker pro tern. recognized Fowler of New Jersey. • -;,'.-; Denounces Insurgents- Representative Reeder (R.) of Kan sas spoke amid disorder. With the surrounding aisles packed with demo crats who Interjected irreverent re marks, he denounced the "insurgents." "These proceedings are absolutely unfair," he cried, "unfair to the people of this nation. A small number of the majority here, by combining with the minority, assert themselves and declare they will rule or ruin the majorlty.7. "I am inclined to think — " began Reeder again. V:. "Why don't you?" yelled democrats, amid an uproar 'of applause. Reeder finished his speech amid tumult. \u25a0 * Representative ; Cooper of Wisconsin, one of the leaders of the republican insurgents, was recognised after Rep resentative Olmstead. in the chair, suc ceeded in restoring order. Cooper pro ceeded with .a defense of the course of the Insurgents and a scathing denun ciation of the "regulars." "The rules of this house give to the speaker more power than is accorded the presiding officer of any other leg islative body on earth," said Cooper. "He. has the right to appoint all the committees of the house, to imme the chairmen of those committees, while he himself presides over the most impor tant committee — that on rules— and on this floor, be '"has 'the sole and supreme right. of recognizing members.' VI refuse, to deal in personalities, to denounce Speaker Cannon, although on the: floor of the house some months ago he stood' a few. feet distant from me and without^provocation called me a demagogue. And for what? For noth ing except I did not agree with him that there should be a high protective tariff on Standard oil.". An extraordinary scene occurred when Cooper, reciting individual in stances in which We declared members of the house had been punished by the speaker by being refused Important committee assignments, called by. name upon one after another of hlg colleagues to testify to the treatment they had re ceived at the hands of the speaker. Cannon had left the chair and stood on the raised 'dais -at the clerk's desk ob serving the Wisconsin member with a serious face. t '\u25a0 i Cannon Makes Defense .^lnterrupting at last Cannon asked if Gardner of Massachusetts was in the house, and the Massachusetts represen tative appearing, the speaker asked him to tell: the- ho use how, he had ceased to be chairman of the committee on indus trial arts and expositions. ' ; ; : Gardner: said . he had gone off tl*at committee voluntarily to avoid embar rassment' in his course as an insurgent. Cannon then explained why he had re moved several members from their com mittee places. Fowler of ; New; Jersey, he said, as chairman of the banking, and currency committee, | had refused : to ; re port the emergency currency - bill after the ' republican caucus "twice,! had 'de clared'in favor of that legislation; Mur dock of Kansas. Norris of Nebraska and Cooper of Wisconsin, he said, had re fused to abide by the will of the repub lican caucus. " >:\u25a0 . ' . > "And," ; said : Cannon, "this . being a government by party," the speaker made the appointments as he conceived It to be his duty to the trust reposed in him by his party.',' - * Speaker i Cannon • resumed \u25a0' the chair after :) Cooper v . had concluded.. The speaker ," said he -ought i to: rule on' the point of order only 'after : due sconsideration'5 consid eration' of precedents. After the : house had refused to ' adjourn ' or : to . take a recess" the : democrats i cried : amid ' great excitement*Vßule! ; Rule! I*1 '* \u25a0 :i; "The gentleman from 0hi0,".- shouted the speaker above the din. "Rule!?, .Rule! ; Rule!'! insisted' the "democrats.; v^ : ; l i;ti- : : -^ Sv , : - \..' ,\u25a0'.:.,& r:.- : --vv- r 'The - streaker's frown -left his face, giving, way jto a} genial smile.' .Cannon kissed Uhei tips of J' his 'fingers toward his fopponents,", then bowed to them po litely-" and > recognized Kief er > of '-. Ohio; who : spoke at length ; in support : of the speaker; ,}., -^ '-" 4V v' ; ' ' y^-- \u25a0 -•'\u25a0\u25a0 : / : ::: :~ J :'~ :.~-' 1 . DEPUTY QRXnD RULER v r VISITS PETALUMA ELKS [Special Dispatch to The , Call] tL-'-PETA LUMA, :'• March : '. 1 7.— Deputy Grand^ Exalted ;"-Ruler ; P.. ;R.''BooneTTof Berkeley .^ lodge} No.;: 102, \u25a0 B.i' P.'* O.»" E.i accompanied byra'number^ofi the -mem- : hers of that ; lodge^jpa id '\u25a0\u25a0. Petaluma slodge an t offlciali visitUast' night; r.SantaTßosa lodge" of • Elks- sent 'down a , delegation/ HRSREED'SLAWVER CHOKED IN COURT Free for All Fight Disturbs Decorum at the Trial of Divorce Suit . Reed Later *Soi>s Out Repent ance and Is Fined for Con- tempt of Court Continued From rage O from the bench and made every effort to separate the two with .the result that he became somewhat j involved in the matter himself. The clerk of the court; the court stenographer, Samuel Sumner; Attorney Shadbourne and the press representatives joined In the melee,, trying- to free Dunne from Reed's. grasp. Dunne was being choked until he was purple in the face, his collar was torn loose and one-half of the front of his waistcoat was being waved in the air by the irate -Reed, Vhen a stalwart newspaperman placed his arm under Reed's chin and forced him away from his victim. As soon as his grasp was loosened Reed seemed, to realize how serious had been his offense and fell Jnto -a chair sobbing, gasping and shuddering from head to foot. MRS, REED HYSTERICAL By this time Mrs. Reed, who had left the witness 'stand -during the battle to weep hysterically as she ran about the inclosure, was in a Minting condition and had- to be supported to a . chair, where she fell back in a semiconscious state. A glass of water revived her sufficiently for her; to become again so hysterical that she had to be led into the. judge's chambers, where she re mained some time before she was able to return to the courtroom. After quiet was restored an exhausted group of. men sat down to catch their breath and calm their heart action. '-. .Judge Cabaniss' pallor was marked for the rest of the afternoon and it was evident 'that had he acted on the impulse of .the moment Reed would now be languishing in the city prison, for the judge reached at once for a' pen, remarking that he felt justified in ordering a commitment for contempt of court at once. As soon as he could breathe normally he said that in all his 20 years' experience he had never wit nessed so disgraceful a proceeding in a' courtroom. He then proceeded to grill Reed severely for his conduct, the latter hiding his face in. his hands and weeping still. He finally asked Reed if he knew any reason why sentence should not be passed. The formerly turbulent but now meek defendant rose to his feet and said, his voice broken by sobs: "I have nothing to say for myself. I have no excuse to offer for my conduct. Judge, except as goes to the merits of the case. •I thought no one could hold the court and yourself , in greater, respect than I do, but It seems I can not control my self. I never thought I would do any thing-of this kind.* For. some months I have been very much wrought up about this case and particularly by the con duct of this lawyer on the other side. When he said that he had not said, any thing about what had happened in my office and that he had not said that I had said there was a .possibility of a reconciliation, he lied." ": -- :" COURT STOPS HIS WORDS Judge Cabaniss interrupted him here. "Now, Mr. Reed why, do you add to it?" he asked. "Well, I don't wish to do anything to displease you." Reed. replied. "I will change it and say that he deliberately falsified. I regarded it as such sharp practice for a lawyer, such an injus tice. 1 said I did not think Mrs. Reed would ever come back to me, but I was willing to take her back.- And his re marks were such an injustice that I lost control of myself.: "I can offer no excuse." Dunne, who had left the courtroom to make a few repairs to~hls wearing apparel after the war was over, had returned, accompanied by a policeman and three deputies and Judge Cabaniss asked him for a statement of, his feel ings. Dunne rose and said, with tem perate mien, that he hoped the* judge would make the sentence involve no question of imprisonment and would make the fine as light as possible. ' /The judge then qaid.that' in^view of the difficulties which Reed was under going in financial .matters' and in: con sideration of his state of mind he would waive all further steps and fine him $50 or two days in jail. This Reed offered to pay at: once and said that it was less than; he \ expected. Judge Cabaniss assured him that it ..was done, not on his account, but because of the effect that ; a more severe fine might have on others. dissipates" their hopes : There seemed a possibility earlier in the afternoon of a reconciliation, but it - proved a passing ; chance. Shad bourne f during the ; eross ' examination of r Mrs. Reed asked her if .she had not become . tired of her husband j during the last • three years. Mrs. Reed t an swered, "No,* I did not. lam not tired of him now," ">. i Judge Cabaniss sat up -with a cheer ful smile at this and said, "Well, If she Is, not: tired of him and heis not tired of her, it looks as though there might be a more "desirable ending, to thisthan we had hoped for."': . * ': Reed . stood - and declared that he would glady take his' wife back at any time and he had. nothing against her at all. v Mrs. Reed ended ; the hopes t of the \u25a0 masculine peace ' makers; however, by "saying, "I am; tired of his treatment of, me, 1 though. I' never tired of the love of my husband." * l ->t lilf e seems to have been never : mo Success^is measured 1 I pftinies hy appear- ?ance;. A ''.(' "'< Knox Hat is an; v essential rajuisite V to equaKty with tig^ men. Paul T; Carroll Admits Her Desire To Be Loved by Some Man .Mra. Reed wan asked: «*WT»at , did yon mean when you ' trrote, '1 j could be a better woman with some man to love me . "id iratch j over me' f*» She replied that that was her opinion. ' ' \u25a0 f'Dld \ yoii desire ;to get ;ar di vorce and marrj- nome one .'else I" \u25a0 naked Attorney Shadburne. ; "I.thoush't'xWbnld be a better woman ; with some man to love • me. I think so still.'* j'V'y "Yon were desiring: the love of .nome other man?" .asked' Shad burne. . ; was ; desiring the love of a man,", she said. .*\u25a0 - . \u25a0 ' - '< *You .'wrote: 'Would yon not rather separate quietly now than wall for ian open, hideous scan dal'? '\\ That;dldyouT hat;dldyou rneanr ' . "What It says," was the answer. : • •\u25a0What i.<t the hideous scandal rto^- which \u25a0 you I refer f".. persisted Slintlliarno. ', "Can not you. Imagine Itf" said I Sirs, j Reed excitedly. ~ [ "A, woman lives ' In' a blaze of temptation and . sooner or later , something: niust. snnp. That was -what I meant." notonous in the Reed household, for the records of quarrels, and even flghta, as told by Mrs. -Reed; were indeed strenu ous. 'It was developed upon cross examin ation that he"r daily prayer — or so she informed her husband during a quar rel—-was, "Dear devil, make my children hate my husband as much as I do." She confessed ] that she probably did call he* husband "a gambler" (she volun teered the Information that he had been gambling 1 at Tahoe). "a faker," and "a liar," but she was not sure about "a crook." ' . 'That is not one of my words," she said, "but I probably did say the others. But he said things, too. He called me names." THE AWFUL WORD SHE SPOKE "Shadbourne finally asked her sol emnly, "Did you ever say 'damn'?" Mrs. Reed's lawyer said he thought that irrelevant and the judge sustained the objection, remarking that he did not care whether she had used the ex pletive mentioned. The matter was brought up again, however, by Shadbourne, who asked if she had not said that sh "would do as she damn pleased." f; , •:•\u25a0 " Mrs. Reed said with blazing eyes: "I expect I did. It was a free flght and we both said a lot." This was during the closing battle of their married life, which took place Saturday evening, October 31, on the last) night of the Portola celebration. Mrs. Reed volunteered to tell whole story of this and gave a de tailed account of Reed's refusal to let her accompany friends in an automo bile, to see the illuminated parade, de claring that he himself was going out and that she must Temain with the children, as the maids werdf out. She explained over the telephone to the friends her husband's objections, then went to her room in tears "to have it out quietly with herself," she ex plained. He followed her and said she was not to repeat what he said unless she did so exactly. A discussion fol lowed, each becoming angrier, until she told .him to leave her room. SAN DIEGO RANCHERS .HAPPY— San Virgo. .-"'March IT. — Rain began tulUtig bere at "B:4s : o'clock this morning and tfaei ranchers in the Ticinlty of this city are rejosclne. The long dry spoil had cansod much uneasiness and the started thia morning were - badly need<>d. i llil t *^^ i^"*\ T 4T^ T' TTJT T^ f^ (^^>^\x>^\. 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' -. \u25a0 .. -- * \u25a0 j CHALLENGES THREE OPPONENTS TO DUEL Reichstag Member Precipitates Smallßiot in Chamber by Hurling Defiance Fiery Conservative Replies to Twitting With Offer to in Combat BERLIN, March 17.— Herr yon Olden burg,, conservative agrarian, who, January 29, almost" precipitated a riot in the reiebstag when, during the dis cussion, of the emperor's prerogatives, he declared his majesty had the right at any time to order a lieutenant and 10 men to close the chamber, stirred things up' aera in today. 'Replying to an inquiry by Yon Olden burg, General Gebsattel. Bavarian mili tary member of the federal council, had undertaken to explain the speech of the Bavarian war minister, who had desig nated Yon Oldenburg's reference to the necessity for absolute government, as well as his sneering remark concerning the conduct of the Bavarian at the bat tle ofßosWach, as "tasteless and tact less." General Gebsattel said that the minister of war had not intended to insult Herr yon Oldenburg. CONSERVATIVE IS TWITTED Yon Oldenburg expressed satisfaction with this explanation, and the matter appeared tto have been disposed of, when four progressists twitted Yon Oldenburg upon the rebuke which he had been obliged to swallow. At this the fiery conservative rose to his feet- and in a fury declared that none of the four members who had at tacked him had any idea of personal honor. This remark caused the social ists, liberals and' radicals to rise in their seats and shout at the top of their voices a demand that Yon Olden burg be called to order. At first Vice President Spahn contented himself with merely rebuking the offending member, but this did not satisfy the house, and angry cries for an enforcement of the rules continued for several minutes. Finally the presiding officer called Yon Oldenburg .to order. -I>ater the disorder was renewed and culminated virtually in an open chal lenge to a duel from Yon Oldenburg just before adjournment was taken. CHALLENGES HIS OPPONENTS When Doctor Wiemer. progressist, asked the conservatives for a declara tion of whether they agreed with Yon Oldenburg's conduct, which had placed him in such a position that the mem bers of the progressive party could no longer associate with him, Herr yon Norman n replied the conservatives did not agree with Yon Oldenburg's utter ances, which, however, they considered had been provoked by other members. Yon Oldenburg then arose and shout ed: "Rudeness calls forth rudeness. I am at the disposal of Mueller, Meinin gen and Haussmann at any time!" Amid the din that followed could be distinguished the voice of Haussmann, who cried: "Such a challenge to a duei has never been heard in the reichstag before. 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