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Women's Missionary Union
Takes Decided Stand for
Saturday Half Holiday.
ALL WOMEN UEG-ED
TO SHOP EARLY
The advisors' board of the Missionary
union met in the First Presbyterian
church on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
This board is composed of 34 women,
this being three from each organization
composing the Missionary union and
the president.
A committee was appointed to get
out lis year book for iorelgn and home
missions. Other special committees
were-- named. The Thursday's Herald
was produced and the article, "Will the
"Women Get Saturday Closing?" was
read, and the answer from each mer
chant carefully sifted and criticised.
Much appreciatoln was expressed for
the attitude taken by Mr. Coblentz, of
the White House; Mr. Strelitz, of the
Millinery World; Miss Berg, of the Spe
cialty Shop; Mr. Morgan, of the T. H.
Springer Furniture company, and Sam
Schwartz, the El Pasd street clothier.
Mr. Strelltz's closing of the Millinery
World last season. Independent of the
action of others, was highly spoken of,
and the attitude last summer of Mr.
Coblentz, of the White House, and Sam
Swartz, clothier, for Saturday closing,
was dwelt upon.
Special mention was also made of the
Hoyt Furniture store closing at 12
o'clock, independent of the action of
othersi
Talks were made against Saturday'
afternoon and Saturday night shopping
or ordering. Women were urged not
to enter the stores at 6 o'clock, as that
Is the hour for closing, and oftentimes
prevents the merchant from closing at
that time. It was suggested that "taps"
should be glyen at that hour, as is done
In some cities, that the shopper might
know that the hour had arrived-
"Why do the shoe stores keep open
until 7 o'clock every day, when other
stores close at 6 o'clock?" is a question
asked. ,
The laboring man's shipping ana the
pay day were questions discussed, ant.
committees appointed.
Said one speaker: "It Is but a. little
thing for the men. women and children
to j their shopping at sojne other time
than on Saturday afternoons and Satur
day nights, in order that the many In
stores, offices and shops might have
one afternoon for themselves during
the hot summer months. Don't you
think so? I heard Miss Barnes, a na
tional secretary of the T. W. C. A., say
that once she was to make a talk to
the many shop girls of a large city.
When she saw the great armjgof girls
she felt at a loss to know what she had
best talk to them about, as she paused.
At last she said, Well, girls, what must
I talk about?' Don't tell us to be good,
one said. Ton't give us tracts,' said
another, and others said this and that.
One girl called out, 'Tell us about the
girls that dan stay at home. Ladles,
there is s grcrt deal of food forethought
in that little sentence 'the gtrls that
can stay at home.' Do you know what
it means to stay at home? Do you
know what it means to lie down when
you want to? Do you know what, it
means to get away from tight clpthes
sometimes, or to he able to sit down as
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"" Geaffh, ot- ios Angeles, ,has sold the Gongk -block on ?Torth Stan
fa stree Jst off of St. I.onis street, to T. 31. TVIngo for $17,000.
The: ,le was made through Broaddus & !Leave!l agency and was "pur
chased hy Mr. AViago an aa investment.
MILLIONAIRE
fBet-you-a-raillIoR" Gates otherwise
dgbt ever the Texas & Pacific in a special car, 3Ir. Gates, who with his son,
Jfcarles, whs heavy rice and oil holdings In eastern Texas, is taking a look
areHBd in the southwest.
It Is said that 3Ir. Gates began his career- selling bsrbed wire fence la
the largest state, and that he used to be a fence rider.
The millionaire's party -will leave tonight on the Southern Pacific, bound
for JjOs ABgeles. TVhile the car is belHg overhauled the visitors are stopping
at Hotel St. Regis.
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CLASPS VIRGIN'S STATUE IN DEATH
OF HER PASSING A WA
Saata Fe, X. 3f. March 19. Foretcllng to the hoar her death. Sister Ther-
est Alire, a native of Santa Fe, died Rt the the Lorcrto convent of heart disease
at the age of 70 years.
The convent was observing the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin and
the goldea Jubilee of rfster Stanislaus ' Chaves, when thrown late gloom by
the sadden death of Sister Teresa, who had been In appareat good aealth, al
theagh she had foretold that she would spend the feast day IsjOieaven, and had
said geed-hye to her relatives juid friends
She clasped her hands ahoHt a statue of the Virgin, bid the sister superior
.i ai.- 5.T.d!fftll dead. The fuHeral 'tools, -place last sight; vicar gen-
eral JFearchega officiating.
j W. E. Anderson Testifies Be
fore the Master in Chan
cery, Gov. Sayers.
CITY OFFICIALS
ARE ALSO HEARD
The introduction of testimony on the
part of the "El Paso Water Users' as-i
sociation," the intervenors in the case
of the city of SI Paso against the In
ternational Water company, is in pro
gress today before former governor J.
D. Sayers, special master in chancery,
In the federal court.
The bulk of the evidence today re
cites that since receiver John M. TVyatt
has been in charge of the water com
pany, bills for water service have been
returned against property owners on
the basis of 90 cents, the minimum
charge, for each tenant.
Cite Increased Bills.
Among those who testified this morn
ing and yesterday are John L- McAfee,
Dr. W. R. Weeks, Joseph H. Goodman,
Philip" Barerman and -William Taylor,
all of whom own adobe houses in theij
Mexican district which are rented to the
poorer classes. Water is supplied to
the tenants of each house by one hy
drant, the rate on which until 1910 was
90 cents -for i50Q .gallons of water, and
20 cents for each additional 1000 gal
lons. Since receiver Wyatt has been in
charge, the bills have Increased, it
was stated, in some instances from $4 to
$24.30 per month. ,
Receiver Wyatt contends that unjust
discriminations, In favor of the tene
ment house owners has been allowed.
in na tne" have only been charged on
a meter rate, wnen as a matter 01 iact.
he states, the rooming houses are
'filled with families that should each
be compeled to pay at least a minimum
charge of 90 cents per month.
Rate Charged Railroads.
While on the witness stand yester
daj manager W. E. Anderson of the
water company, stated, that El -Paso,
manufacturers paid 12 cents per-4000
gallons for water when 100,000. gallons
are used per month; that the city !
supplied free with 18,000,000 gallons
per year and charged 12 cents per
1000 gallons for additional water, and
that the city pays $52.50 for eat-ii fire
hydrant.
He also stated that the Southwestern
railway is supplied with water, princi
pally from the mesa plant, and that the
Santa Fe Railway company also obtains
water from the company, dating as far
back as 1905. Both railway companies
pay 11 cents per 1000 gallons for water,
he said. In 1907, the Southwestern used
3 28.000,000 gallons and the Santa Fe
36,000,000. In 1909, both companies
used 73,00,)00 gallons of water.
Hearing: Processes Slowly.
The hearing of the case and the in
troduction of testimony is slow, the at
torneys constantly Interposing objec
tions. Governor Sayers, however, fs
admitting all testimony to the records
and is ordering the exception noted. He
will, while compiling" his report, over
rule such objections as he deems fit.
It is thought - that the hearing will
probably be ended next week, although
not until the latter part
Anderson on Stand.
General manager Anderson, of the
Water . company, who was the first
witness on the stand yesterday morn
ing, was not able to conclude his tes
timony until 3:30 in the afternoon. The
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John "SV. and party, arrived last
Juarez Officials Disagree
About the Alderete Affair.
Some More Details.
A STATEMENT
FROM ALDERETE
Mexican officials differ over the Al
derete matter concerning the keno
games.
Yesterday morning, J". A- Alvarez, act-
i;is city treasurer, tola a rierald re
porter that Isaac Alderete, clerk of El
Paso district courts, paid the monthly
tax on the Crystal' Keno house in the
Mexican city, accoramg to the transla
tor, no lesg than Samuel Reynolds, sec
retary of the Juarez court of "letters.
But yesterday afternoon, treasurer
Alvarez gave a denial of his alleged
statement to Mr. Alderete, who himself
visited his office. In his denial he said
mat -oenigno Aiaerete, rather of the
E1 Paso court official, had been paying
the keno house tax. He made no ex
planation of his error, if any.
And this morning, treasurer Alvarez,
acting in, that capacity temporarily, de
nied giving the name of Isaac to The
Herald reporter throug'h. secretary Rey
nolds. But Mr. Reynolds declared that
Mr. Alvarez did give the reporter such
information through him, the transla
tor. Ike Alderete's Flat Denial.
Mr. Alderete denies ever having con
nection with the Juarez keno games,
except, he explains, as Individual plaj'
er. It is his father, who neither lives
in Juarez nor El Paso, but at Tsleta,
who pays the taxes, not for himself,
but for a group of El Paso business
men, so the clerk declares. Who those
men aro ne does not care to say.
"I would not have to be Jn politics if
I had an intprpsf ?r fha immo" coi.3
'Mr. Alderete to The Herald .yesterday
afternoon. "I only wish I had."
Alderete's Salary.
Twjo. ,m on ths,ago .IkeAlderelejmade
a statement to a. Herald feporterthat
he was drawing $125 a month frpm
the owners of the Crystal keno place
for looking after its Interests. He am
plified this by stating that he looked
after paying taxes and other matters
In connection with its off icial' business
In Juarez.
With secretary Reynolds a Herald re
porter yesterday morning visited the
office of the city treasurer. The court
official explained in Spanish the mis
sion of the newspaperman, and asked,
on request, tha question, 'Who operates
the Crystal keno?" The Herald report
er, after a rapid conversation between
the two In Spanish, received, from the
secretary, the answer, "Isaac Alderete."
The treasurer apparently knew very
well the name, for he made no more
move to verlfj' it in his records. ,
"It is necessary to have a written
statement from an official in Mexico,"
explained acting treasurer Alvarez this
morning. "I only said 'Alderete to Mr.
Reynolds," he added.---
"He said Isaac Jftderete," said the
court official.
Hero Is his statement, in writing, ad
dressed to The Herald reporter, to
prove It:
"March 19, 1910. "
"Dear Sir: In conforming with the
'Request that you have made to give you
an explanation of the interview that
we had yesterday with Joaquin A. Al
varez, municipal treasurer, you a repre-
sentative of The El Paso Herald, rela-j
tiro tn fho. -mot ai. n-f To or,,-. AUA.nt. '
I beg to state that my object in ac
companying you to Mr. Alvarez was
that of having you make his" acquaint
ance, as you had some statement tto get
about the owner of the keno El Cris
tal and who was paying the respective
taxes, and having asked such questions
to Mr. Alvarez this gentleman answer
ed, 'Alderete,' without giving the first
name; but questioned if it was Isaac
Alderete to whom he was making refer
ence, he answered that he thought so,
and then you so. wrote In your book,
which given statement was not recti
fied in the act by 'the treasurer, if he
was not sure of what he had said in
that moment. I, on my part, not being
interested or acquainted of the hand
lings of the keno in reference, did not
make or try to make any rectification,
which on another part was not asked
of me, neither was I authority to give
It. fSigned,) "Samuel Reynolds."
Statement From Mr. Clark.
Editor El Paso Herald:
My name is Charles Clark. I have
been here for 16 years, and I have
bought jury scrip nearly all the time,
and am buying it now.
Something like a month ago a man
by the name of Henry gave me orders
ror nis scrip. That was before Ike
Alderete put any notice in the
paper j
that he would not recognize
afterCOhenpuet ???
' vfl LP fu ?
i. I bought something
During that week
rice in tne papers, I bought something
iiKe $i$b or $163 worth of scrip. I went
in to get the scrip under the orders. Ho
declined to recognize the orders because
he had put a notice In the paper; but.
bear In mind that these orders were
given before the notice.
Among the orders were these
two In favor of Henry, which Alderet
declined to recognize, he said "because
this man Henry had given him a check
In Juarez at the keno game," that was
not honored; and Alderete said that he
could get no scrip until he had paid
that check. Afferwards I brought Mr.
THenry and Alderete together. Henry
said to him: "If J owe anything, it will
be paid; but this man Clark paid me,
and I was not playing keno then."
Charles Clark.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FUNDS.
Dallas, 'Tex.. March 19. Delegates to
the sjtate, Sunday school convention to?
day raised $6000 for the work of tV
i organization in Texat
Will Be of National Import
ance, Under Auspices of
National Association.
MOHAIR DISPLAY
JO BE FEATURE
A inational poat show, the larrest ever
held in the United States, a display of
every article manufactured from mo
hair and the national meeting of the
association is what the Xational Mohair
Growers' association is planning for the
second annual El Paso Fair and Ex
position to be held here Xov. 1 to 7.
S. 0. Baker, of Silver City, X. M., who
?a cwmtflrr and treasurer of the asso
ciation, is 'here today on his way home J
from a trip enrougn west xexas in xne
interest ot the association ana its an
! nual meeting here. He is making ar:
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i,Q c,WAcf t,n disrlnv t.liftr nrodiicr.
and heir various bret Is'at the El Paso
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To Display Mohair Products.
The manufacturers of mohair products
have also consented for the first time
to make a, display of everything manu
factured ioni mohair and this will be
one of the main exhibits of the manu
facturing department of the second an
nual fair.
The Southwestern Mohair association
of Uvalde, Tex., has promised its coop
eration in the cause of the National as
sociation and. a number of exhibits are
expected from the goat raising districts
of west Texas. Merchants of Del Eio,
Uvalde. Sabinal and other cities of
Texas are also" cooperating with the as
sociation, both in its efforts to have ah
j extensive display and goat show here,
j and also in the efforts of the organiza
tion to secure a fair price for the grow
ers' product.
Alt arrangements have been made with
the Fair association for 'both the .goat
tUmwsmi. the manufacturers displayatrj
xne Tair. xne annual meeting wiiir niso
be held here during the fair and wdlilfce
attended by the leading mohair growers
of the country. The Xational Mohair's
Growers' association is a cooperative
one, its object being to obtain a fair
market price for the growers' product by
centralizing the clip and marketing 'the
product in the most economical way.
Membership of 300.
The association has a membershin of
300 at the plsent time, but this num- j
-ber is expected to be douhled beiore the
meeting here next fall. It has a main
warehouse in Boston and a meinbersniD
.in all parts of the country where nio-
nair is grown.
The association will offer four silver
cups as special prizes at the fair and in
addition to the awards of the Fair asso
ciation, the Breders' association, nvhich
K a separate organization, will also of-fj
ier prizes lor the besc displavs made at
the fair.
In a directory of breeder? for the
United States, which has recently been
issued, the announcement of the goat
show, and annual meeting to be held in
El Paso, is included in -the directory. A3
there are 4500 growers and breeders in
the I nited States, all of whom receive a
copy of the directory, the second annual
-hi Paso fair will receive publicitv in all
parts of the country -by means' of the
announcement-
MARFA HAS FTrTF
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FALL OF RAIN
Heavy Downpour- South of
That City Del Bib Also
Has Rain.
Marfa, Tex., March 19. Telephone
communications report ' soaking rains
south of Myfa. covering a large scope
of country. It is still raining.
Itio Has Rain.
Del Rio, Tex.;"March 19 Over half an
inch of rain fell this -morning breakin
a long drouth. It is not general over
the county, but is still drizzling.
BALL12VGER-PI2VCHOT
HEARING IS RESUMED
Washington, D. C, March 19. The
Balllnger-Pinchot Investigation was re
sumed today with F. H. Newell, director
of the reclamation work, on the stand.
Mr. Non-ell's testimony was largely
corroborative of that g.iven by his sub
ordinate, chief engineer A. P. Davis,
who was before the committee tiro days
last week.
PRIEST'S HOUSE -IS " ,
LOOTED BY THJEF
Fort "Worth. Tex., March 19. A burg-
J&r " he home S?Rer. faSl
er Robert Nolan, of St. PatrW
nhou,. m,i, t.. , ,s
----- x...w.i vawj who miuiiiiiig. ne
escaped with a small amount of cash
and overlooked a drawer containing
$700 in jewels.
El PROFITS
FOR YEAR THEY
Douglas, Ariz., March 19. The an
nual report of the Lucky Tiger Mining
company to be .presented at the annual
meeting of stockholders here on Mon
day," "shows thaf the company sold to'
the El Paso and Douglas smelters uuring
the calendar year1909, 4146 tons'of ore
for which-the smelters paid S1.0S7.273.26.
Madera Man Is Now in the
in the Southwest Following Closely All Candi
dates Are Active in Enlisting Aid of Their
Friends in Herald Contest.
The Herald's popular voting contest
is now on in full force. For 10 days
the candidates have been busy getting
their friends lined up for a short, fast,
voting campaign, and that some of
them have already been successful is
shown by the list of votes which ap
pears for the first time today.
From now on, the standing of candi
dates will be published twice each week
and there will be a great many changes
in the order of precedence as the con
test progresses. Every one of the can
didates realizes that to be first on the
list means to be just that much better
advertised o there will be considerable
rialry as to who shall have the coveted
place.
R. H. Mullineaux, clerk of Hotel Ma
dera, at Madera, Chih., Mex., is in the
lead today with 56,800 votes. He has
organised his .friends into an' efficient
corps of vote getters, and they are
overlooking no one in tnat part or tne
country. Mr. Mullineaux has already
j nken enough new yearly subscriptions
. . ,., . A,. A. -UAn.T,-n ..l(l
j i.u se- me iu aecis ui uuuns tvuiui
are bJng offered, and they were ship
ped to him yesterday one set of Kip
ling'b ivork in 10 volumes, and an eight
volume set of the World's Masterpieces
of Literature.
The second pace is held by H. M.
Walker, of Moren,ci, Ariz., who is lead
ing in district Jo. 4. Mr. Walker has
also been fortunate enough to jget his
friends out early in the contest, and
will be one of the most difficult con
testants in the lot to keep out of first
place.
Aciing mayor Robinson, referring to the alleged intention of erecting a
new city hall In the rear of the preset structure, said this moralag:
"While there is ho doubt that ihe present building: Is too small, we caaaot
think at this time of erectlnp; a new one The price asked for the Airdome property
is far beyond our means. We have built three firehonies and paved all street in
tersections without issuing bonds, simply drawing the money from the-general
funds. ,
However, if we -were to conduct our business in the same manner a the
Khool board hub conducted its busineis, iVe would soon find ourselves two or
three million dollars la debt.
"Friday's Kerald showed that it costs EI Paso considerably more to con
duct Its schools "than any of the lar jr Teias cities; it is a fright, that $32.
000 deficit that is shown on the business of this year."
SHERIFF MAXES
USUAL DEFENCE
Says No Gambling in Temple
But (rovel-nor's Men Say
eThepe Is.
Temple, Tex., March 19. Following a
sensationcreated here uecause a num
ber of citizens requested governor Camp
bell to, send state rangers here to close
gambling joints, city marshal Hunt this
morning emphatically denied that there
was gambling open or otherwise in
Temple and that reports were originated
for the purpose of hurting him po
litically. The g-vernor sent detectives here, It is
reported, who said gambling was wide
open here.
The grand jury is now considering
evidence secured by the detectives, itrls
said.
MIXERS VOTING TO JOIN
AMERICAN FEDERATION
Denver, Colo.. March 19. Preliminary
returns on the vote being taken by the
"Western Federation of miners on the
proposition to affiliate with the Amer
ican Federation of Labor indicate that
the issue will carry by a substantial ma
jority. If the federation vote is In favor of
affiliation a department of mining will
be formed within the American Fed
eration of Labor, with the eastern
miners' organization controling the coal
miners and the western organization in
charge of the metalliferous field.
FORT WORTH STOCK
SHOAV MAKES MONEY
Fort "Worth, Tex., March 19. Officers
of the National Feeders' and Breeders
association announced today that the
fat stock show paid expenses for the
first time in its hlstory-
The exhibit was attended by the' larg
est crowd this year. It is estimated that
at least 30,000 visited the Coliseum dur
ing the week. Today is the closing day
and already a large number have left the
city.
OF EL
WERE $586,597
The net profit for the year was $586,
597.99 U. S. currency, as compared with
$374,000 (U. S. C.) .profit in 1908. Tne
par value of stock" outstanding Is
$7,150,000.
The company will have five years' ore
supply In sight after doubling. the ca
pacity of the present mill, which will be
undertaken at once.
Lead With Others Prominent
Mrs. I. D. Miller, of Franklin, Texas,
is In third place, and her vote shows
the value of a well conducted corre
spondence campaign. Mrs. Miller has
very few "home folks" to work upon,
but she is an able letter writer, and
will doubtless be heard frem in every
count published.
Fourth place is held by a popular
young woman. Miss Fay McKeyes, of
Doming, N. M. Miss McKeyes has only
been working for a. few days, but she
has the unanimous support of every
man, woman and child in her home
town, and it's a pretty safe guess that
Demlng will be found at the top of the
list its share of the time.
George Baber, of Chihuahua; Miss
Elsie Harrington, of Globe; Miss Edith
Cameron, of Alamogordo; Bob Roberts,
of Las Cruces; Miss Ruth Childers, of
Dalhart, and Callie Stansell, ot Sander
son, have all made a good showing, and
are expected to oe found coming to
the front during the next few days.
Any one of these, or even some new
candidate may head the lls't next time,
as it only takes a few yearfy subscrip
tons to be right up in the running.
Tne jvote to date is given below. Sev
eral of the candidates have reported
only their nominating vote 500 votes
apiece.
It Is not advisable, however, for can
didates to hold back votes for strategic
purposes; It is advisable to send In
votes early and get the benefit of the
lead. v ,
Content District Xo. 1.
Includes all of west Texas (outside of
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
TEXAN WOUNDED,
IS IMPROVING
: Capt. Godfrey Fowler, Mca-
raguan insurgent, Is Get
ting Well East.
New Orleans, La.. March 19. A cable
gram was received here today from Blue
fields,' Nicaragua, says that Capt. God
frey Fowler, of Palestine. Tex., who
was missing after being wounded in the
battle while leading the insurgents. Is
now at Chontales, where " he is being
cared for bj' friends.
The -message says Fo wlei; Is- recovering"
rapidly and will return to Texas soon.
Fowler is a nephew- of' the late John
H. Reagan.
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COAL STRIKE MAY BE PREVENTED
. Philadelphia, Pa., March 19. Three street cars were dynamited last night
In different parts of the city, the first serious acts of violence la nearly a
week. ,
This Is the 20th day .of the street car strike and the 15th of the general
walkout. There have been few desertions from the ranks of the street car
men, but there Is a slow movement toward a return to work on--the part of the
general strikers.
President Grcenwalt, of the state federation of labor, Is still determined to
put a statewide strike Into effect Monday.
, MINERS STRIKE POSSIBLE.
Cincinnati, O., March 10. There will be no final deterniinatloaof, the con
troversy of the mine owners and mine workers of the United States HInex
week. m , N"" j
The joint conference of the central competitive field has placed the. entire
matter in the hands of a joint scale committee.
That committee has referred It to Its subcommittee, adjoaraiHg HntH Men
day to await a report.
TEXAS VOTERS TURN
OUT IN POURING RAIN
Shermnn, Tex., March 10. A heavy rain is falling here today while the
Grayson county local optlOH election is In progress. Indication aro that the
hem lest ote will be cast far many years. At 10 oclock a fourth of Sherman's
vote was cast. Roth aides are working hard and the result cannot he predicted.
iaturday evening,
March 19, 1910-28 Pages
House Votes Down His Bill
ing on Point of Order and
Champs the Bit.
MATTERS IN THE
MEMBERS' HANDS
Speaker Will Be Deposed
. From Rules Committee:
New Committee Ordered.
Washington, D. O, March 19. The con
ference of regulars and insurgents fail
ed to reach an agreement this morning.
"There Is no agreement and the fight
is on," said representative Norris.
How to save speaker Cannon from hu
miliation. That was the proposition
around which all the interest centered at
the capltol early today. It was admitted
on all sides, boastfully by the Insur
gents, but very quietly by the regulars,
that the fight on a revision of the rules
had been won and that the present rulea
committee would be overthrown and a
hew, committee selected by the house.
"When the house assembled, speaker
Cannon ruled that the Norrls resolution
providing for new rules for the commit
tee was out of order. Norris appealed.
Dalzell moved to lay tlje appeal on th
table, and the house by "a vote of 164 to
181. refused to lay on the table. The
1 jemocrats ana insurgents yelled with
delight.
Cannon's Power Broken.
"Speaker Cannon was greeted with wild
cheers from the Republican side a-s he
ascended -the rostrum shortly after-11
and called the house to order. Then,
standing grimly facing the, members, he
made his ruling on the point of order
raised against the Norris resolution pro
viding for a new rules committee, the
house listening in dead sllence.
Represeirtetive Norris immediately
moved the previous question on his reso
lution, thus shutting off debate and th,e
roll call on the appeal began.
The house sustained the appeal from
the -speaker's ruling by a vote of 18"2 to
160. The result was foretold and the
applause was wild. t
This brought the Norris resolution to
the front. It was ordered read. The
speaker had been repudiated by the
house he has'rnled for seven years.
Nob5dy knew just what would happea.
Mr. Norris moTed that one and a half
hours' time for debate be given each
side. '
Mr. Dalzell "said this would he satis
factory to the regulars, but shouts of
objections were heard and it was evi
dent that no time tllmit could be fixed,
but that the debate on the resolution
- would proceed at great length.
Speaker Defended.
After Underwood and Hayes had
spoken for the resolution, McCall
(Mass.) arraigned the "Insurgent" move
menf as being the behest of "literary
highwaymen." He defended the speaker,
saying he would not deliver him. "bound
hand and foot" to the Democrats.
Pkqett (Iowa) defended the Norrli
resolution.
Norris said that prayers were goiag
up in exery district for the overthrow
;of the rule of the speaker.
The Fight.
Mr. Norris offered substitute for
pending resolution, fixing the member
ship of the rules committee at 10 in
stead of 15 and similarly providing for
the elimination of the speaker there
from. Champ Clark, Democratic leader,
led off the debate, Norris yielding tb
floor to him. He was vigorously ap
plauded when he expressed his wars
personal regard for speaker Cannoa, but
declared he would not give his coaseat
to "any proposition which did not pro-
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