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Official Canvass of the Returns Brings
Great Crowd to Galleries—Senator
Frye Recapitulates the Vote and
Makes the Announcement.
WASHINGTON—A1 though the re
sult of the presidential election was
known early in the evening of No
vember, it was not until now, when
the senate and house met in joint ses
sion, that Theodore Roosevelt and
Charles W. Fairbanks were officially
declared elected president and vice
president respectively for four years,
beginning March 4, 1905. This quad
rennial function of congress attracted
to the house chamber, where the elect
oral vote was canvassed, an immense
gathering, prominent among the au
ditors being Mrs. Roosevelt. Miss
Alice Roosevelt, the president's sister,
Mrs. Cowles, and Mrs. Charles W.
Fairbanks, wife of the vice president
President Pro Tem Frye of the sen
ate, presided and delivered the an
nouncement of the result of the count
which showed that Roosevelt and
Fairbanks received 336 electoral votes
and Parker and Davis 140. The whole
proceeding consumed exactly fifty
minutes, thereby establishiug a new
record in counting the electoral vote.
At 1 o'clock Doorkeeper Lyons of
the house announced the arrival of the
president pro tempore and the senate
of the United States. Pesident Pro
Tempore Frye at once mounted the
rostrum to the right of Speaker Can
non. At the same time the inlaid ma
hogany box containing the electoral
votes was deposited on the speaker's
table and opened, the senators in the
meantime taking seats on the right
side of the chamber. While they were
being seated the members of the
house stood up. President Pro Tem
pore Frye presided.
The tellers of the two houses,
Messrs. Burrows (Mich.) and Bailey
(Tex.) of the senate and Gaines (W.
Va.) and Russell (Tex.) of the house,
then took their places at the speaker’s
desk and the certificates were read
by each teller in turn.
The state were called in alphabetic
al order. The first mention of Presi
dent Roosevelt's name came when the
vote of California was announced. It
was the signal for applause from the
republican side.
When the total vote was ready Sen
atpr Burrows announced that of the
total electoral vote of 476, of which a
majority was 239. Theodore Roosevelt,
for president, and Charles W. Fair
banks for vice president, had each
received 336. and that Judge Alton B.
Parker, for president, and Henry Gas
saway Davis, for vice president, had
each recived 140 votes. Senator Frye
recapitulated the vote and then made
the following announcement:
This announcement of the state of
the vote by the president of the sen
ate shall be deemed a sufficient de
claration of the persons elected presi
dent and vice president of the United
States, each for the term beginning
March 4, 1905, and shall be entered,
together with a list of the votes on
the journals of the senate and house
of representatives.
Return to Work as Result of Promist
to Improve Conditions.
BERLIN—Two to three thousand
coal miners, who struck in the Sile
sian district returned to work Mon
day believing that the government’s
bill now in preparation will readjust
their relations with their employers.
The government’s proposed law limits
the working day to nine hours in gal
leries where the temperatures are
about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, includ
ing the time going in and coming out
of the mines. In temperatures of 84
degrees Fahrenheit and higher only
a six-hour day is permitted. Within
two or three years the nine-hour day
is to be shortened to eight and one
half hours.. About nine-tenths of the
miners of Germany come within these
The disallowing of entire cars of
coal because of the presence of for
eign substances is to be forbidden.
Fines may be assessed, but there must
not exceed 51 to 51.50 per month.
Will Push Use of Cotton.
NEW ORLEANS—Former United
States Senator McLaurin of South
Carolina, chairman of the committee
appointed by the Southern Interstate
Cotton convention to wait on Presi
dent Roosevelt and ask him to form
a commission to introduce American
cotton into the Orient and other un
developed markets, will visit the
president February 20. He says that if
China may be induced to use Ameri
can cotton, it is not unreasonable to
believe that 25,000,000 bales of the
American crop will be consumed.
Operations at a Standstill.
ST. PETERSBURG—Military oper
ations in Manchuria continue at a
standstill. No importance is attached
by the war office to the Japanese
movements on the Russian center and
left, which are regarded as merely
demonstrations. General Heisman, a
war critic, expresses the opinion that
the Russians are not likely to sur
render the positions captured north
of Sandepas, and that a series of en
counters there will probably continue
until the weather is favorable for a
general advance.
Must Enforce the Law.
WASHINGTON— Attorney General
Moody has issued a letter of instruc
tions to all United States attorneys,
requiring a strict enforcement of the
safety-appliance laws enacted for the
promotion of the safety of the travel
ing public as well as for the protec
tion of railway employes.
Appropriation For Fair.
SPRINGFIELD, 111—The senate
passed a bill appropriating $25,000 for
the state representation at the Lewis
and Clarke exposition at Portland.
Senate Passes the Bill That Admits
WASHINGTON—After a continu
ous sitting of almost nine hours the
senate at 8:43 o'clock Tuesday night
passed the joint statehood bill. As
passed the bill provides for the ad
mission of the states of Oklahoma, to
be composed of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory, and New Mexico, according
to the present boundaries, with Ari
zona eliminated.
The long session was characterized
by exciting incidents and many sur
prises. beginning promptly upon the
convening at 12 o'clock the senate
proceeded to consider the various
amendments which had been suggest
ed by the committee on territories
and which had been passed over. One
of the first of these taken up was the
amendment prohibiting the sale of in
toxicating liquors in what is now In
dian Territory for the next ten years
and this was displaced with a substi
tute offered by Mr. Gallinger, which
extended the amendment to the entire
state for a period of twenty-one years
and this was adopted.
The first surprise of the day came
when the committee accepted Mr.
Foraker's amendment for a separate
vote by each of the territories of
Arizona and New Mexico on the con
stitution to be adopted by the pro
posed state of Arizona. That provision
had scarcely been made a part of the
bill when Mr. Bard presented his
amendment, which had been original
ly offered by Mr. Patterson and which
provided lor tne admission ot New
Mexico as a state without the addition
of Arizona. This amendment proved to
be the point around which all the sub
sequent proceedings of importance
revolved. It was at first adopted by
the close vote of 42 to 40. This vote
was taken while the senate was sit
ting in committee of the whole and
was reversed in the senate proper by
the tie vote of 38 to 38.
Subsequently the senate decided
by a vote of 38 to 36 to entirely elim
inate New Mexico and Arizona from
the bill and this result had hardly i
been announced when Mr. Bard in
slightly changed form renewed his
proposition for the admission of New
Mexico as a state and this time the
amendment prevailed by the vote of
40 to 37. One of the affirmative votes
was. however, cast by Mr. Beveridge,
in charge of the bill, for the purpose
of moving the reconsideration of the
vote. He was prompt in entering this
motion as soon as the result was an
nounced, but the motion was laid upon
the table Dy a vote of 39 to 38. The
effect was to eliminate Arizona from
the bill and to establish a state of
New Mexico and another of Okla
homa and Indian Territory. In this
form the bill passed. The bill origin
ated hi the house and will go to con
Rate Legislation in Line With Demo
cratic Platforms.
WASHINGTON—The democratic
members of the Missouri delegation
in the house forwarded the following
telegram to the Missouri state legisla
ture acknowledging the receipt of the
resolution of that body favoring Presi
dent Roosevelt's policy on rate legis
“We are in receipt of copy of joint
resolution passed by 'legislature ask
ing us to support the recommendation
of the president to regulate freight
rates. As democrats, it affords us
pleasure to comply with this request
and we can support such legislation
the more zealously since the presi
dent's message is simply a reitera
tion of the declaration in the last
three national democratic platforms
as well as the frequent utterances of
Mr. Bryan.”
Senate Figures on Appropriations for
Farm Experiments.
WASHINGTON—The senate de
voted Thursday to debate on the agri
cultural appropriation bill, but did not
complete the measure. There was a
renewal of the discussion of the gen
eral policy of distributing the appro
priation bills among a number of com
Mr. Gorman and Mr. Spooner con
tended that the change had resulted
in a vast increase in the cost of con
ducting the government. Mr. Hale
agreed that in recent years there had
been a great increase in the appro
priations, but he attributed it. to
what he characterized as “the war
Homesteaders Now Have Until May 1
in Which to Make Settlement.
"V\ ASHINGTON—The president on
Tuesday signed the bill granting an
extension of time to claimants in
which to make settlement on lands on
the Rosebud reservation in Gregory
county, South Dakota, and also on the
Devil’s lake reserve in North Dakota.
The bill affects all who filed prior ip
November 1, 1904, and extends the
time for making settlement to May 1.
Wyoming Antichristian Science.
CHEYENNE. Wyo.—The Christian
Sciensts osteopaths, magnetic healers
and others who treat the blind, halt
and sick without the aid of surgery or
medicines are up in arms as a result
of passage by the legislature of a
bill which prouibits them from prac
ticing in Wyoming. Under the act,
which only lacks the signature of the
governor to become law. Christian
Scientists, osteopaths and others can
be fined and imprisoned for adminis
tering to their patients if they collect
fees therefor.
To Send Grand Duke to Front.
BERLIN—The Lokal Anzeiger says
it learns that Grand Duke Nicholas
Nicholaievitch will in a few days be
sent to Manchuria, either to relieve
General Kuropatkin, or be viceroy,
and that Kuropatkin will have to re
port to him. Prince Leopold of Prus
sia. it is added, will go with him.
Emperor Nicholas, it Is understood,
telegrapned an invitation to Prince
Leopold. The latter intended to go
to Manchuria as an observer in Sep
tember last, but the Siberian railroad
was then regarded as unsafe.
House Holds Sunday Session at
Which Eulogies of Senator Hoar
Are Pronounced by Members of the
Massachusetts Delegation.
WASHINGTON—The naval appro
priation bill will be taken up by the
house on Monday as soon as legisla
tion for the District of Columbia has
been disposed of. The naval bill is
usually a subject of long debate and
this year will be attacked on several
grounds. There will be a general
discussion as to the naval policy and
issue is to be taken with the commit
tee in its provision for new ships. The
topic of armor plate contracts is to
fill its accustomed place on the pro
gram, while submarine boats and tor
pedo boats are to form the basis of
offensive and defensive argument. The
best estimate that can be made is
that at least four days will be con
sumed in getting legislative action on
this bill in the house. It is to be
followed immediately by the river and
harbor bill, which has been on the
calendar for some time and usually
occupies several days once it is taken
up. Should the decks be cleared at
any time the proposed legislation on
the Panama canal project, which is
the continuing order, will be dis
x iivj *t/iii ion ui nitr Sfiiaic ims
week will be divided between the
Swayne impeachment trial and the
appropriation bills. The trial will be
taken op each day at 2 o’clock and
will continue to receive attention un
til 5 o’clock. Before and after the
period between those hours the ap
propriation bills will be considered.
The agricultural appropriation is still
under discussion and as soon as it is
disposed of the bill making appro
priations for the District of Colum
bia will be taken up, to be followed
by the diplomatic and consular bill.
Tribute to the memory of the late
Senator Hoar of Massachusetts was
the occasion of a special session of
the house of representatives Sunday.
Many of the members attended the
session, which began at 12 o’clock.
The galleries were occupied liberally.
Representative l^awrence of Massa
chusetts presided.
Resolutions expressing the sense of
bereavement and loss in the death of
Senator Hoar were offered by Repre
sentative Lovering (Mass.).
Speakers to these resolutions were
Messrs. Gilett, Lawrence, Thayer, Sul
livan, Green, Roberts, McNary, Pow
ers, Kelliher and Tirell, all of Massa
chusetts, and Clark and DeArmond of
The eulogies occupied the house un
til 2:37 p. m., when the resolutions
were adopted and the house ad
The Interstate Commerce commis
sion has assigned dates for hearings
in important cases. The differential
case, involving the question of differ
entials on traffic to the Atlantic ports,
has been assigned for oral argument
in this city April 4.
House Committee Authorizes a Fa
vorable Report.
WASHINGTON—The house com
mittee on ways and means authorized
a favorable report on the tariff bill
for the Philippines. The bill is a
complete revision of the duties col
lected by the Philippine government
on imports from all countries. The
schedules as prepared by the Philip
pine commission and revised by Sec
retary Taft were not amended in any
material particular by the committee.
An unsuccessful effort was made
by Mr. Williams (Miss.), for the mi
nority to provide absolute free trade
on those articles which the Philip
pines have heretofore purchased from
the United States and also to reduce
the duty on rice.
On motion to report the bill there
was no aarty division.
Esch-Townsend Bill Doesn’t Reach
Private Car Lines.
WASHINGTON — While President
Roosevelt approves of the Esch
Townsend railroad freight rate bill,'
pending before the house of represent
atives, it is expected that he would
like to have incorporated in it stronger
provisions relating to private car
lines. Representative Babcock (Wis.)
had a talk with the president about
the pending legislation. He holds the
same views regarding private car
lines as the president
Senator McComas (Md.) also talked
with the president about the pending
railroad legislation. The president is
endeavoring to bring about action in
the senate at this session on the rate
question, hoping the senate may take
up the Esch-Townsend measure when
the bill reaches it.
Stockholders Dividend.
NEW YORK—The differences now
existing between foreign stockholders
in the Kansas City Southern railway
and the voting trust which controls
that property will be settled by com
promise or contested in the courts in
the near future. This much was de
clared by the legal representatives of
the foreign stockholders. The voting
trustees contend that the demands of
the stockholders for the payment of
dividends is unreasonable on the
ground that such dividends had not
been earned.
Supreme Judge.
WASHINGTON—The president has
appointed Hon. E. A. Tucker of Hum
boldt, Nebraska, to be judge of the
supreme court of Arizona. It is re
garded as a Burkett appointment.
Tucker’s application for some judicial
position has been on file for two years.
He was endorsed by nearly every
member of the Nebraska delegation
in congress. Senator Millard trans
mitted his papers which were volum
inous. The case was revived by Mr.
Burkett, whom the president wished
I to favor.
Element in San Domingo Opposes
WASHINGTON— During Saturday
cablegrams were received at both
the state and navy departments from
San Domingo. The text of these was
withheld from publication, but it was
stated that they permitted the under
standing that Lieutenant Commander
Leiper. from the Detroit, had estab
lished himself as collector of customs
at Monti Cristi. There was no report
of thr#atened disturbance, though an
intimation was conveyed in the cable
grams that some of the Dominican
leaders in opposition to Morales’ ad
ministration do not view with satisfac
tion the action by the American naval
commander in establishing himself at
Monti Cristi.
Commander Dillingham spent some
time in conference with the president,
and afterward made the following
“Referring to the article on Santo
Domingo in the issue of a New York
newspaper, I, Jjaving just returned
from Sant on Domingo, am in a posi
tion to deny the statement made by
Judge Abbott that the custom houses
of Santo Domingo were taken over by
the United S'ates authorities on Feb
ruary 1 or 2 under the preliminary
Dillingham and Sanchez protocol of
January 20, or that they had been
taken on the 5th, the day I left Santo
Domingo, and I have positive infor
mation that they have not been taken
over since under the terms of the
Recommends Some Changes in Exist
ing Laws.
WASHINGTON—The public lands
commission, which has been consider
ing the advisability of changes in the
national land laws, has completed its
report after sessions occupying the
last two weeks. The report will be
submitted to the president at once. It
makes important recommendations in
tended to correct existing abuses.
The abuse and evasion of the tim
ber and stone act, whose repeal or
sweeping modification has been urged
repeatedly in government reports, and
the commutation clause of the home
stead law are discussed and it is be
lieved that the repeal or the modifi
cation of the latter so as to prolong
the residence on the homestead will
be required instead of the present
short period, are recommended. The
question of control of the grazing
lands of the government is considered
at length.
It is estimated that there are 300,
000,000 acres of land in this country
apparently fit only for grazing pur
poses and the commission has made
recommendations, designed to prevent
the constant destructive work perpe
trated on these lands by trespassers
and to prevent the frequent conflicts
over public grazing lands among dif
ferent classes of stockmen.
Chadron, Neb., Insane Man Attacks
St. Louis Hospital Guard.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—Guard Andrew
Gavin of the observation ward of the
emergency hospital was attacked by
Guy Long of Chadron. Neb., an insane
patient, and almost killed. Ixmg was
exercising in the corridor of the cell
division when, without warning, he
jumped upon Gavin from behind.
With maniacal strength he bore the
keeper to the floor and began jumping
up and down upon him. Gavin was
almost dead when other attendants
heard the exulting cries of the man
iac and rushed to the former’s aid.
Six men were roughly handled before
I-ong was safely strapped to a cot in
his cell. Gavin’s body is almost entire
ly covered with black and blue spots.
Ixing has been a patient for several
days. He was allowed the freedom of
the corridor because the physicians
considered him harmless.
Investigation of Panama Road.
WASHINGTON—No date has been
set for beginning the investigation of
the affairs of the Panama Railroad
company, which task has been as
signed by resolution to a sub-commit
tee of the house committee on inter
state and toreign commerce. Repre
sentative Shackleford, chairman of
this investigation committee, said
that it would be some days before
the details of the investigation would
be decided on. Much of the informa
tion desired regarding the affairs of
this road has been received.
- j
Orders an Investigation.
WASHINGTON—Postmaster Gener
al Wynne has ordered an investiga
tion of the incident that occurred at
the railroad station here, when a
carrier said to August W. Machen, on
the latter’s departure for the peni
tentiary, that the latter had the sym
pathy of a large number of free de
livery letter carriers. The postmaster
general feels that the sentiment does
not represent the sentiment of that
branch, and that the employes have
no sympathy for Machen.
Railroad Accident in Iowa.
OMAHA—Near Melbourne, Iowa,
on the morning of the 9th, an engine
and seven cars went through a bridge
and were piled up in a heap, the acci
dent being caused by a broken rail.
The train was a double header and
the first engine passed safely over the
bridge. Two men were killed and a
a number wounded, some of them
quite severely. The dead are: Robert
Marsh, of Iowa, riding as a passen
ger, and C. A. Morris, the brakeman.
Both of them made their homes at
Council Bluffs.
Denies Pool Among Roads.
WASHINGTON—The hearing of the
case of William R. Hearst against the
anthracite coal-carrying railroads, in
volving the question of alleged exces
sive coal rates, was continued before
the interstate commerce commission
on Friday. Francis Gowan, counsel
for the Lehigh Valley railroad, de
clared that there was no pool among
the coal-carrying roads, that there was
no combination and no discrimination.
He also contended that the rates at
which the coal was carried were rea
They Decide to Stand by Their Ori
ginal Agreement That Oklahoma
and Indian Territory be One State
and New Mexico and Arizonia An
WASHINGTON—Statehood for Ok
lahoma and New Mexico will not be
granted during this session of con
gress unless it be on lines provided
in the house statehood bill.
This was decided at a conference
cf republican members of the house.
The following resolution, setting forth
this position, was adopted, 112 to 23,
after three hours of debate.
•Resolved, That it is the sense of
this conference that the action and
policy of the republican caucus, held
April 15, 1004 touching the admission
of Oklahoma ana Indian Territory as
one state and New Mexico ami Ari
zona as one state, as provided in the
bill of the house. No. 14749, which
bill has been amended by the senate
and is now pending in the house com
mittee on territories, be insisted upon,
and that we insist on such parliament
ary proceedings as can be had by a
majority of the house, or a special
order as can be made and adopted by
a majority of the house, under which
the aforesaid policy of the republicans
oi me nouse win ne worked out.
Speaker Cannon is the author of
this resolution. When the conference
convened three proposals were laid
before it, none of which were adopted.
The first was a resolution offered by
Mr. Dalzell, reciting the history of
the statehood legislation in the house
and reaffirming the caucus actioh tak
en at that time. . Another was a reso
lution by Mr. Sibley (Pa.) providing
that the statehood bill be made the
subject of conference between the
two houses. The third was an amend
ment to this resolution, offered by
Mr. Tawney, adding that in such
conference the house conferees be in
structed to insist on the house provi
sions of the bill.
Delegate Rodey (N. M.) made a
strong appeal for concurrence in the
senate bill. He, however, did not
make any motion to this end. Other
speeches were made by Representa
tive Dalzell (Pa.), Hamilton (Mich.),
chairman of the committee on terri
Delegate McGuire (Okla.) pleaded
for action whereby at least Oklahoma
and Indian Territory might be admit
ted. Speaker Cannon occupied the
floor at length on two different occa
sions. Other speakers were Repre
sentatives Hepburn, Tawney, Burkett,
Needham. Brick and Gains.
The debate was keyed to a high
pitch at all times. The ground was
taken by those who favored the
house provisions or nothing that the
republicans of the body would be sac
rificing their position taken hereto
fore to a few republican senators who
had seen fit to unite with the minor
ity of the senate, if the bill, as amend
ed, was accepted.
Intimacy of Berlin Government With
Turkey is Growing.
WASHINGTON — Considerable in
terest has been aroused in diplomatic
circles ny the dispatches telling of the
French crisis at Constantinople and
news of the movement of M. Constans,
the French ambassador there, is be
ing anxiously awaited. Although dip
lomats here are without official infor
mationu regarding the situation, it is
known that the French government
has for a long time been concerned
over the increased activity of Ger
man interests in the Ottoman empire
and Germany's latest victory in se
curing the contract for the rearma
ment of the Turkish artillery is look-,
ed upon as the culjfnination of a series
of German triumphs in Turkey, which,
in the opinion of some, are due to the
growing intimacy of the Berlin gov
ernment with the porte.
Opposes Grant of Much Power to
Commerce Commission.
NEW YORK—President Underwood
of the Erie Railroad company, has
sent out a circular to stockholders of
that corporation in which he says:
“It is obvious that the owners of
railroad securities have a vital inter
est in the disposition of the bill relat
ing to interstate commerce, now un
der consideration by the committee of
congress. Any law enacted that will
prevent the cutting of rates, unjust
discriminations and all other dishon
est practices would be beneficial, not
only to the public in general, but to
the railroads as well. It is, however,
the opinion of those who have had the
best opportunity for studying the sit
uation that it would be a serious mis
take to have a bill passed authorizing
the interstate commerce commission
to fix rates for transportation.’’
Can Go Behind the Records.
WASHINGTON—The postmaster)
general is empowered not only to fix
the salary of a postmaster on the
basis of the gross receipts of his post
office, as provided by law, but also to
go behind the receipts to determine
whether they were obtained properly,
according to a decision rendered by
Comptroller of the Treasury Trace
well. The opinion affects many post
masters charged with padding re
ceipts to raise their salaries, by so
liciting or having their friends solicit
business to their postoffices.
Commerce of Korea.
WASHINGTON—The state depart
ment is in receipt of a long and in
teresting report on the commerce and
industries of Korea and the effect of
the war*on the trade of Korea by Gor
don Paddock, the American consul
general at Seoul. Korea. Mr. Pad
dock says there being a large num
ber of troops to be fed. and large rail
waj' and other undertakings being
pushed forward in Korea, there has
been much money distributed though
out the country and Korean laborers
have been much benefltted.
Esch-Townsend Measure Approved by
WASHINGTON—After nearly four
days of discussion the house on
Thursday by a vote of 32G to 17, pass
ed the Esch-Townsend bill providing
for the regulation of freight rates.
The negative vote was made up of
eleven repubicans and six democrat*.
Closing hours of the debate were
occupied by Messrs. Williams of Mis
souri, and the minority leader and
Hepburn of Iowa, chairman of the
committee which reported the bill.
Mr. Williams, while supporting the
minorfy measure, even though he said
he knew it could not pass, compli
mented the republicans for bringing
in a bill which was much better than
he expected would come from them.
The speech of Mr. Hepburn was
rather in defense of him -if. He said
that his deeds anti ar ts were a suffi
cient answer to tie ‘‘lie and sland
ers” which had been heaped upon
j him. The bill know n as the Hepburn
bill, he said, had been prepared by the
attorney general, and he only yielded
to his colleagues on the committee on
the Esch-Townsend bill because he
did not want the committee to h° the
target for scribblers > i o wanted sen
sational heap lines. He devoted some
time to a strong presentation of the
merits of the majority tm-a
The closing remarks for the minor
j ity were marie by Mr. Williams
j 1 Miss.) who at the outset eongraf n
! lated th<* house upon th* faer that not
only in the matter of rate legislation,
but in several other particulars Presi
dent Roosevelt, “nominated by the re
J publican party anrl elected by the peo
ple,’’ was beginning to assume a dis
tinctly democratic attitude.
Mr. Hepburn (la.) chairman of the
committee on interstate and foreign
commerce, closed for the republicans.
! He explained the difficulties of pre
i paring such a measure as the biil re
; ported, saying no two men entertain
ed the same opinion either as to what
! w'as in the bid or what ought to be
; in jt
The substitute bill of the minority
was defeated, 151 to 186, Messrs.
Gaines (Tenn.). Rider and Scndder
(X. Y.) and Live mash and Wyann
(Cal.), voting with the republicans.
The roll then was called on the
Esch-Townsend bill, which was pass
ed, 326 to 17.
Proposed That Senate Committee
Shall Sit During Vacation.
WASHINGTON—The resolution to
be introduced in the senate by Me
Kean of New Jersey, providing that
the committee on interstate commerce
shall sit during the summer for the in
vestigation of the subject of railroad
rate legislation, will not be offered
until it has first been approved by the
committee. It had been announced
that the resolution would be present
ed in the senate yesterday. The in
terstate commerce commission will
meet Saturday to consider the resolu
The plan to have the senate com
mittee investigate thorougniv the
subject of rate legislation has been
approved by a large number of sena
tors of both parties.
It is said the committee will work
along the line of perfecting the Eseh
Townsend bill and incorporate in that
measure a provision to reach private'
car lines.
The idea is that the committee is
ready to report in October or the 1st
of November, notice shall be sent to
the president, and if he is so inclined
an extra session may be called. Should
there be a demand from any senator
for immediate consideration of the
house bill it is planned to ascertain
the sentiment of passing a rate bill
at the present session by a vote on
the proposed Kean resolution.
Former District Attorney at Portland
PORTLAND. Ore.—Ex-United States
Attorney John H. Hall was indicted
by the federal grand jury in connec
tion with the federal land fraud cases
in course of investigation.
The indictment against Former
United States District Attorney Hall
is for alleged participation in a con
spiracy to prevent and obstruct the
free passage over and the free use of
the public land situated in Wheeler
county. The document also alleges
that threats of violence and other
means of intimidation were used to
drive legitimate householders already
settled on the land from the vicinity.
Among the defendants named, in addi
tion to Attorney Hall, are Congress
man Binger Harmann, Clark F. Loom
is and nine others, all of whom, it is
alleged worked in the interest of the
Butte Creek land, lumber and live
stock company.
A second indictment returned
charges Henry Meldrum and asso
ciates with having conspired to de
fraud the government of the United
States by false and fraudulent sur
Minority Report on Ship Subsidy.
WASHINGTON—A minority report ,
on the bill known as the “ship sub
sidy” measure, was filed in the house ,
Tuesday by Mr. Lucking (Mich.), rep- }
resenting the views of the democratic ,
members of the house committee on ,
merchant marine and fisheries. The ,
minority favors a discriminating high <
tonnage tax against foreign vessels,
if not in violation of treaty obliga- }
tions and large mail payments to the
new lines to South America. Central }
America. South Africa, West Indian t
and Asiatic ports.
Panama Act Constitutional.
WASHINGTON—Justice Stafford of
the equity court decided against War
ren B. Wilson, a Chicago lawyer, who
sued for an injunction to restrain the
secretary of the treasury from paying
the republic of Panama any of the
amounts of money provided for under
the treaty of the United States with
Panama. Wilson, in his suit, which he
brought at his own initiative, alleged
that the Panama cana act was uncon
stitutional and that the United States
was without right to acquire foreign
Woman Got Even for Unkind Remark
of Long Ago.
“When you know that a woman is
sensitive about any personal peculiar
ity.” said Mrs. Snippy, “just duck
whenever mention of it comes your
way. Smart sayings that wound o*; -
er persons’ feelings are very amusing
sometimes. But you never know »h» n
they are coming back at you. Once,
at an evening party. I was indiscreet
enough to win a laugh by a joke about
Mamie Makeup's long nose. It was a
sight, you know. Mamie cried, and
never answered when I told her I was
sorry. But she did not come to nr>
wedding, and I lost sight of her for
j ten years. Then I heard that she
l was married * to the manager of a
prominent theater. She gives ’Sun
i day evenings’ during the winter,
where you may meet all fhe top-lin
ers on J heater programmes. In sum
mer she invites the girls of our nor
rnal school class to her Seabright rot
I tage for a week-end. When they
write to her for matinee tickets -h*
sends them. The other day I met hei
in Broadway. I had been told she
was stouter, and that her face had
j filled out. But I was scarcely pre
pared" for such a change.
“‘Why, how do you do, Marne,' I
said, extending my hand, why haven t
you been to see me? We must visit.
How stout you have become.’
“She did not see my hand. She
*aw me reach for my card case, but
she made no move toward hers. She
gave me a stare that was icy enough
. to nail for rhe red ball, and remarked
as she passed on:
Thank you. I have been growing
up to my nose.’”
Easily Digestible and Highly Bene
ficial to the Nerves.
Recent experiments show the i^at
digestibility of the oyster. \Wen
the oyster was crushed and placed
' in cold water about half of the solid
mafter was disolved. When the oys
j ter was placed uncrushed in the same
j medium one-fourth of its solid ma?
ter was dissolved. It is believed that
| if the oyster be chewed more than
half of it is dissolved in the mouth.
Cold water appears to he the best
1 thing to drink with oysters. But cha'
| Us is good, dissolving 38 per cent of
! the solid matter of the oyster.
i What are the solids of the oysterr
j They are the proteids correspond ini;
! to the lean of meat or the white of an
egg. fat. starchy matters and g!yc<>
| gpn. This last means the subs ranee
: which the liver manufactures for
future use. It is very like sugar, and
when wanted for use is changed int
sugar. It is the substance which
makes the oyster sweet in the mouth
But there are other valuable con
stituents of the oyster—what are cal'
ed the glycero-phosphoric compound
Medical men prescribe these for in
proving the nervous system, so that
a diet of oysters is unquestionably
good for the nerves. They also con
tain common salt, a little copper and
several phosphates. And taking the
whole contents of the oyster shell,
one finds almost everything necessar>
for the food of the body.
In Common Things.
Seek not afar for beauty. Lo: it
In dew-wet grasses all about tin fee'
In birds, m sunshine, childish fa »•
In stars, and mountain summits topped
with snows.
Go not abroad for happiness. For. see'
It Is a flower that blossoms by tin
Bring love and justice home; and then
no more
Thou'lt wonder in what dwelling joy mav
Dream not of noble service elsewhere
The simple duty that awaits thy hand
Is God s voice uttering a divine com
Life’s common deeds build all that saints
have thought.
In wonder-workings, or some bush aaflme
Men look for God. and fancy Him e.n.
But in earth's common things |tf.
stands revealed.
While grass and flowers and stars spell
out His name.
The paradise men seek, the eitv bright
That; gleams beyond the stars for long
ing eyes.
Is only human goodness in the skies
Earth's deeds, well done, glow into heav
enly light.
—rMinot J. Savage.
Won Each Time.
About thirty years ago a remark -
able bet was made between Capt. >i—,
a racing celebrity, and another offi
cer who was noted for his activity.
Capt. M— bet $30 that his fellow of
ficer would not hop up a certain flishi
of stairs “two at a time.”
The offer was taken, but, as there
were forty-one steps in the flight, he
found, after taking twenty hops, that
he was left only one step to negotiate
and had lost. He accused Capt. M—
Df sharp practice, but the latter re.
“Well, 1 11 wager you another $30
I do it.”
The officer, thinking to get back
iiis money, again accepted.
Capt. M— then hopped up forty
’teps in twenty hops, and. hopping
>aek one, finished by going up the
ast two steps, and won.
Circumstances Alter Cases.
“It was after 11 o’clock when that
roung man left the house last night ’
>egan the stern father, “and I want
rou to understand that_“
“But, papa,” Interrupted the pretty
laughter, “I was so interested in the
lews of his uncle’s death that I reallv
lidn’t notice how late it was. You
;ee his uncle died in California ]a«t
veek and left him $100,000, and of
“As I was saying when you infer
red me,” continued the wily par
>nt, “I want you lo understand that
le can stay just as late as he wants
o after this. He’s a nice young man
nd it’s up to you to afford me the
ileasure of saying ‘bless you, my chit
ren,’ at an early date.”
Depends on Sultan’s Favor
It Is reported that French canlfal
ds intern; constructing a railroad
-om Tangier to Fez, Morocco if
owever, doubted, whether they wm
ver get a concession from the sultan
Kipling’s Lungs Are Weak
Rudyard Kipling’s lungs are ton
eak to stand an English winter. He
as not been strong since an attack of
neumonia caused apprehension yea?g