The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, July 02, 1914, Image 2

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Srw* Mention erf What la Transpiring
In Various Sections of Our Own
and Ftrtign Countries.
vt»emp<» by Onus interests to
the United Stales tor rights to
•uastract as iaterorenslc < anal across
Nicaragua aere revealed to the sen
ate ISroigii fetation* committee by
Nicaragua t> Minister «hamorro. The !
minister said Hermans had urged that
the offered by the Tnitnd
Males for canal rights and other con
cession* tw net enough .
• • •
Pre«.4e»t Wilson is eapeeted this
w*eh to announce a derision on tje
petition of Frank M. Kyan. former
P'eouiest «♦ the siructura! iron work j
era hum. and the other twenty-nine -
dsrfendgat* la the dynamiting eon- .
spiracy she have asked tor executive !
e'.emee *.•. The convicted men are at j
liberty on bail, but unless the presi
dent intervenes they must go to Jail
this sert
s o e
House leader* are aaid to have
about agreed not to fore* a vote at I
this session on the Hobson resolution .
to amend the federal constitution so 1
as ta provide a nation-wide prohibi
tion Many of the democrats in the
bouse have protested Strong!) against
Immediate action on the resolution
an an <xmt of the effect it might hare
np«ti their fall campaigns for re-elec
s s s railway companies, con
■tenting transcontinental freight
mates, are liable under the decision of
the United States supreme court In
the eo-ca!led nler mountain cases for
man? millions of dollars in regaration
on shipments made since the institu
tion of to* rases The precise amount
la lolled in claims already Sled with
the interstate commerce commission
has not been estimated, but it approxi
mates IllMt.ttt.
• • *
Ha-lroads are not liable for Injury
to interstate employe* or members of
their fassiile* riding oa passes w'jich
contain stipulations that The pasaen- j
frf assumes alt risksk while being so
transported Th* United States su
preme court so decided, and held
that a pass is not to he regarded as
part of the compensation for which
the employe works, but is in reality
few* aad subject to any conditions the
ra . oad may impose.
Jut. w Good now approves of
change* made :a the Chinese consti
• • •
Former President William H. Taft
rere.ied the honorary degree of doc
tor of lasts at the Amherst rotnmence
Lust at AaUMirst. Mass
• • •
A -cure of person* injured, (wo of
whom are expected to die. and about
fifty homes either totally or partially
wrecked, are the results of a tornado
which stnsrk Watertown. 8. D.
• • •
* Shots fired into a crowd of nsur
gen? miner* by sheriff * deputies sta
tioned ia miners union hall ia Butte.
Moot hilled a bystander, woualed
two others, one fatally and led to three
partially successful attempts to dyna
mite tbo bu.ldtoff.
■ • •
Announcement has been made that
on Jnty 1. W Averi!l Harriman. son
of the late E H. Harriman. will sue
ewei W. V. 8 Thorne as vice president
and director of purchasers of the Un
lea Par me railway Mr Thorne will
rsaix so the board of directors
• • •
A minimum weekly wage of U for ]
wouaea and girls employed in laund
ries aad dye works la Washington
has lees recommeo led to the state in-,
Sta'riaJ well are commission by the
mfstese- of employer^ employe.' and
interested citizen* called to fix a wage
for that industry
• • e
Delegate* to the Northern Baptist
eoavenlioa at Boston subscribed in
p* -**-n fSo.■■■•*• tows' is wiping out the
dedr. of irTc.WW hanging over the
Hosts aad Foreign Mission societies.
Is additioa. John 1). Rockefeller gave
§>-.**•** sad promised a second in
stallment of the same size, if needed.
• • •
The head ramp of the Modern
Woodmen of America reelected A. R
Talbot of Lincoln. Neb., head consul
of toe society for the fifth consecutive
time, together with all the administra
tta maoidsise
■ e •
T V Artraod. superviaor of land
appraisals for the Inter stale Com
merce commission, has gone to San
Francises to begin sa inspection of
the various district* apportioned by
an art of emigres* for the physical
eaiwalloa of the railroads of the
ratted States
• * s
The Aero club of America announc
ed that K bad received advices from
the Maasachusstta institute of teeh
watocy that it will offer a course In
aerewsatte*. beginning with the next
acadeuUr year
e * e
The administration anti trust pro
gram was definitely started on its
•ay la the Mat ate books when the
house, with the legislative machinery
working under forced draft, couplet
•ff inaslrtirir— of the Covington
Trade Commrssfff* MU and laid that
measure aatdo for final passage.
* • *
hens of Tana
with conspiracy
was found not
the Terra Haute
Secedem at Butte launched a new
onion of miners.
• • e
Mediators at Niagara Falla believe
they see a possible solution of exist
ing problem.
The fourteenth international Sunday
school convention has opened in Chi
cago with 4.000 delegates
• • •
A forty-year feud over timber land
ended when Charles Harris, a farmer,
was instantly killed by a bullet fired
from the revolver of his brother,
James. The slayer gave himself up.
He said his brother had attacked him
with an ax.
a • •
Forced to leave Mexico, they claim,
because their property was confiscated
and their stock stolen, seventy-five
Nirkatioo Indians, who migrated to the
southern republic from Oklahoma sev
eral years ago. are encamped at Eagle
Pass. Tex., awaiting aid from the
I'nited States government.
• e •
The gift of $400,000 to the Tale
medical school announced as from an
"announcing giver," by President
Hadley at the dinner of the alumni,
following observance of the centenary
of the department is from the mem
hers of the Lauder family of Pitts
burgh and tlreenwich. Conn., it was
announced at New Haven.
• • •
The federal grand jury at Honolulu
indicted Jeff MoCarn. I'nited States
attorney for the territory, of Honolu
lu. who ia charged with assaulting
Claudius McBride, an attorney, with
a deadly weapon. McCarn and Mo
ll’ide quarreled at the head of the
*iai™ the federal building in a dis
pute over the legal aspects of a case
i nder consideration in the federal
Two tellers of the defunct Chicago
I-aSalle Street Trust and Savings
rank. Michael H. Liston and James F.
Ahern, were taken before the grand
jury investigaiing the affairs of the
hank just before adjournment. Most
cf the day the jurymen had spent
going over the report of Daniel V.
Harkin. stale bank examiner, who
took charge of the bank after closing
its doors.
• • •
By the will of Mrs. Morris K. Jesup,
filed at New York, millions of dollars
are left to public ecclesiastical insti
tutions and to Mrs. Jesup's relatives.
The American Museum of Natural
History received $300,0© for research
work; the Syrian Protestant college
at Beirut. Syria $400,000; Yale uni
versity. $300; Union Theological sem
inary. $300,000, and the Young Men's
Christian association. $250,000.
• • •
An appeal to strengthen the Irish
volunteers and “enable them to con
front adequately this audacious at
tempt of British aristocracy and an
Irish minority to put down by force
the liberties of the Irish people” was
declared by Michael J. Ryan, presi
dent of the United Irish League of
America, at Philadelphia, in a cable
cram from John Redmond, leader of
the Irish nationalist party. The ca
blegram was sent from London.
• • •
Alba B Johnson, president of a lo
comotive works in Philadelphia, em
ploying 15.00© men when running full
handed. told the United States Com
mission on Industrial Relations at
Philadelphia, that the so-called effic
iency system of scientific manage
ment has found no place in the plant
of which he is the head and also that
In the opinion of the management of
the works, organized labor "levels
downward "
Agents of Carranza seek the return
of officials ousted by Villa.
• • •
A revolutionary plot and a plan to
assassinate President Leonidas Plaza
and proclaim the rebel leader. Col.
Carlos Concha, provisional president
of Ecuador, was discovered by the
government at Quito. The leaders in
the plot were Immediately arrested.
An cnexploded bomb was found in
the porch way of the Church of St.
Mary tne Virgin, at Reading. Eng.,
apparently placed there by militant
jlTragets. The machine consisted of
a tin can full of explosives, with a
fuse attached. The fuse had been
lighted but bad gone out.
Seriousness of the Hatien revolu
tion has caused President Zamor to
take the field in person. During the
president's absence from the capital
the government will be in the bands
of a commission, which will act with
the cabinet. Conditions in Port Au
Prince are reported quiet.
• • •
According to nformation received,
the constitutionalist army commanded
by General Alamilio. has captured the
city of Zopotian. a large railroad
center in the stat® of Jalisco, ninety
miles south of Guadalajara. The oc
cupation of Zapotian is regarded as
aa important step in the campaign
against Guadalajara.
• • •
Two hundred coal miners were en
tombed in the Vielle-Marihaye col
liery. near Liege. Belgium, when fire
broke out. Two hundred of their
comrades escaped when the alarm
was given.
• • •
The British challenger for the
America’s cup. Shamrock IV. has had
her first hard weather trial with the
o!d<»r Shamrock ami acquited herself
| well. In a stiff northwesterlly breeze,
; necessitating reefed mainsails, the
1 challenger worked out a lead of three
minutes in a run of five miles.
• • •
The new French cabinet, of which
Senator Ribot is premier, was de
' featt-d in the first division taken in
the new chamber of deputies by a
vote of 30 to 2€2. The premier Im
mediately resigned.
• « •
Some of the unionists who have
been the strongest supporters of the
Ulster volunteers, including Andrew
Bonar Law, Robert Cecil and Leopold
Charles Amerv, attacked the govern
ment in the British House of Corn
irons for its failure to suppress the
nationalist volunteer*.
Reserves Right of Maintaining Condi
tion of Reciprocity Respecting
Several States.
Washington, D. C.—Japan’s pro
tests against the California alien land
law, brought conspicuously before the
public again by publication of the cor
respondence between the Washington
and Tokio governments, was discuss
ed with absorbing interest in official
and diplomatic circles.
Secretary Bryan said the Japanese
note of June 10 last, which reopened
the subject after nearly a year had
elapsed since a formal communication
had come from Tokio, would be made
public with the American reply with
in a few days.
It is known that, Japan, abandoning
the Idea of negotiating a new treaty
to guarantee property tights to its
subject*, now has asked for a reply
to its note of August 26 last in which
the United States was pressed to stop
the “obnoxious discriminations" re
sulting from the California legisla
“There is but one remedy,” this
note said, “and the imperial govern
ment is unable to escape the conclu
sion that the duty of applying that
remedy devolves solely upon the gov
ernment of the United States, as the
measure complained of. despite the
protest lodged by you. has been per
mitted to go into operation.”
One phase of the negotiations dis
closed in the correspondence which
attracted particular interest in offi
cial circles, was said to suggest the
possibility of an issue entirely new in
the history of the United States. In
italics in connection with the promise
by the Japanese government to grant
land ownership to Americans, appear
ed the words, “reserving for the fu
ture. however, the right of maintain
ing the condition of reciprocity with
respect to the separate states.”
This it was pointed out appeared to
be a distinct reservation by the Japan
ese government of the right to retal
iate directly upon the Californians bj
singling them out among American
citizens for exclusion from the right
to possess real property in Japan.
Eastman Case Practically Finished.
Buffalo. N. Y.—The government
case against the Eastman Kodak Co.,
'or alleged violation of the Sherman
inti-trust law, was practically finished
when John Lord ’OBrien. United
states atorney. introduced as evi
dence fifty contracts covering the
purchase by the Eastman Co. of rival
corporations, and the agreements by
which it is alleged the European sup
ply of raw paper for export was cor
nered. Photographic copies of the
contracts submitted were order pro
duced several months ago by the
:ourt_ After receiving them Judge
lohn R. Hazel adjourned the case un
til September 22.
Will Build Cell Houses.
Leavenworth. Kan.—The twelve iron
workers, convicted in the nunamite
conspiracy cases have resumed the
?erving of their sentences in the fed
eral penitentiary where they left off
when they were released on bail last
New Year's day. The men were
garbed in prison clothes and assigned
to cells. With the arrival of Eugene
C. Clancy, of San Francisco, and :
Frank J. Higgins of Boston, the men
will take up their old places on the
work of constructing the cell houses.
Minister of Venezuela Died.
Atlantic City, N. J.—P. Ezequiel Ro
jas, minister from Venezuela to the
United States, died at a hotel here.
Death was due to a heart condition of
long standing. He arrived here two
weeks ago with his secretary and
valet, who were at the bedside at the
end. The body will be sent to Wash
ington. The deceased was 70 years
Operators Issue Ultimatum.
Columbus, O.—Operators of the five
Ohio sub-districts carrying on negotia
tions on a wage scale with 45,000 min
ers, have delivered what they said is
their ultimatum. They offer to pa>
44.69 cents a ton for machine mined
coal on the mine run basis. The min
ers heretofore have demanded 59.64
Claim Beth Championships.
Ann Arbor, Mich.—As a result of its
victory over Pennsylvania, Coach
Lundgren claims the 1914 collegiate
championship, both east and west, for
the University of Michigan.
New Postal Card Issued.
Washington, D. C.—Issuance of a
new domestic postal card has been
announced by the postoffice depart
ment. *It is to replace the* card now
in use. which bears the profile of the
late President McKinley. The new
one will bear the portrait of Jefferson*
Belva Lockwood Breaks Arm.
Washington, D. C.—Miss Belva
A. Lockwood, the only woman who
ever ran for the presidency of the
United States, fell in her office here
and suffered a broken arm.
Correspondence Published.
Washington. — Diplomatic corre
spondence betwen the United State?
and Japan over the California anti
alien law extern ling over a period o'
more tAan a year, was published sim
ultaneously in Washington and Toki
by agreement of the two government?
Fire at Rapid City.
Rapid City, S. D.—Fire in the Wai
ren Lumber company’s yard here do
stroyed a planing mill and nearl.v
4,000,000 feet of lumber. The iocs is
estimated at over $100,000.
An old settlers’ picnic will be held
at Union August 14 and 15.
W. H. Goodwin, Geona merchant,
suffered a fractured hip In a runaway
Mrs. C. C. West, a pioneer resident
of Nebraska, is seriously 111 at hei
home at Dunbar.
Sidney has voted to issue $15,000
bonds for the erection of a new city
High school building.
The Dodge Criterion, J. J. McFar
land, editor, appeared last week In a
brand new suit of clothes.
The Ma-tison Commercial club is
making arrangements to hold a
Fourth of July celebration.
William Harrison, sr., has sold his
cement factory located at Dunbar ant
has moved to Osakis, Minn.
Pope Coulter. Jr , was injured when
kicked by a horse at the farm of
John Duncan, east of Dunbar.
Harry L. Parsons has sold his hall
interest in the Central City Republi
can to his partner. Robert Rice.
James Schoonover has sold his in
terest in the Aurora Republican to hie
partners. Clark Perkins and Charles
Fred Meyer was sentenced to serve
ninety days in the county jail at West
Point for obtaining $90 under false
Walter Henry, twenty-two years
old, committed suicide at the family
home near West Point while tempora
rily insane.
The city council of Kearney has
awarded to the United Trust Co. of
Omaha $45,000 5 per cent funding
bonds at par.
Mr. and Mrs. Burt Johnson and
Claud and Pearl Johnson of Cass
county have taken up homesteads
near Winifred, Mont.
Mrs. Robert Schinkus of Madison
was granted a decree of divorce and
$7,000 alimony Monday by the judge
of the district court.
The remonstrance against issuing a
liquor license to Fred Benson of New
man Grove has been overruled by the
district court at Madison.
The presence of army worms in
alarming numbers is causing some
uneasiness among the farmers in the
vicinity of Table Rock.
Seven bootleggers were recently
caught by the police of Scottsbluff.
The Beatrice creamery at Oxford
was partially destroyed by lire.
J. R. McKee, seventy-flve years old
pioneer of Palmyra, has been sudden
ly stricken blind. He was prominent
In Otoe county politics for many
Rev. J. P. Giffen and Misses Arvilht
Murray and Audra Wilkinson of Dun
bar are attending the Sunday school
meeting of the United Presbyterian
church at Ewing.
Miss Ada Bloedorn of Franklin has
left to visit her brother. W. A. Bloed
orn, surgeon at the Washington navy
yard. Miss Bloedorn Is dean of music
in the Franklin academy.
A boat was upset with three boys
In the flood water of Beaver Creek,
near Ravenna. George Bushhousen
was drowned, the others escaped. His !
body has not been recovered.
A coroner's jury exonerated Mrs, !
Irene Maricich of South Omaha from
any responsibility concerning the
death of her husband, who died from ’
gun wounds received during a quarrel
with his wife.
Fred Salto, a Japanese, was ar
raigned before United States Commis
sioner Cleary at Grand Island Mon
day night on a charge of violating the
white slave law. He is held under
$2,000 bond.
The seven-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Shaffer of Cedar Creek
has been taken to Chicago to receive
treatment. He was recently bitten by
a dog which was believed to be af
fected with rabies.
While Rolla Gilbert was cultivating
corn south of Beemer his team be
came frightened and started to run.
Mr. Gilbert received a bad cut on the
thigh which required several stiches !
to draw together.
Prisoners in the county jail and
county officers at Fremont have col
lected $40 for the hospital expenses
of John Carey, convicted of stealing :
brass. He has been ill for some time
and his condition is critical.
Gerd Neibuhr. Ed Palmer, Mrs. J. :
W. McKay and Miss Nell Burns, res
idents of Syracuse, while returning
from Lincoln in their auto went into i
a ditch. The women were severely !
injured, while the men escaped with 1
only minor bruises.
Wheat harvest is on in full sway
in Gage county. Although the farm
demonstrator reports that a great deal
of damage has been*wrought by the
Hessian fly. be estimates that the
wheat will average from fifteen to
twenty-five bushels to the acre.
That the young people who are to
be married on one of the principal
streets of Beatrice on the Fourth of
July at noon will receive a great va
riety of gifts, for both immediate anj
future use, from the merchants of the
city has been assured. They will re
ceive a baby buggy, infant’s shoes,
clothing, groceries, dry goods, auto
rides, etc.
Wert L. Kirk, who sold the Creigh
ton News to Nolan & Streng, seven
months ago and went to Idaho to grow
up with the country ,ts back in Ne
braska. He has purchased the inter
est of Mr. Streng in the News and his
name again appears at the masthead,
as editor.
E. W. North, newly installed collec
tor of internal revenues for Jhis dis- j
trict. states that between 1.800 an I
2,000 individuals and corporations in j
said district must pay their income
taxe befor^ June 30 or be subject to a
big penalty. This number have as yet
failed to respond.
Judge Button has set July 10 as the
date for the hearing on the John
O’Conner heirship at Hastings. Two
days before that date is the one set
for the hearing on the purported will
of O’Conner to John Culivwn of
That the Gage county wheat yield
has been cut short at least ten bush
els an acre by the ravages of the Hes
sian fly is the opinion of C. R, Lu-1
bers, farm demonstrator for Gage
county. Harvest will be on in full
swing this week, farmers estimating
the yield at from fifteen bo twenty
live bushels to the acre.
Supersedeas Bond of $100,000 Sug.
gested by Defendants Is Granted
and Filed.
Lincoln.—The United States court,
with Judges T. C. and W. H. Munger
on the bench, has handed down a de
cision in the St Joseph & Grand
Island railroad case in which the
Union Pacific won almost everything
for which its attorneys asked. Gen
eral Solicitor N. H. l-oomis and Edson
Kich for the Union Pacific and Attor
ney Myron Learned for the minority
stockholders of the Grand Island road,
battled before the court in the matter
ot settling the decree which was
handed down by the same court on
May 27. (
The original decision was altogether
against the Union Pacific, owner of
the majority stock of the Grand
Island and the larger line was order
ed to divest itself of its stock in the
smaller one within sixty days or see
a receiver appointed for the latter
road. The same decision enjoined the
Union Pacific from voting its stock
in the Grand Island property.
In the later proceedings the court
made a number of modifications
which, for the time being, leaves the
Union Pacific in control of affairs of
the Grand Island line, although the in
junction restraining the former con
cern from voting its stock in the lat
ter line is left standing. The Union
Pacfio is also enjoined from receiving
any dividends on its Grand Island
Hut the I men Pacific will continue
operating the Grand Island until a
final decision is made in the case. In
the meantime the Union Pacific asked,
and it was allowed, an appeal to the
United States circuit court at St. j
The plaintiffs won a strong poiat
when the court ordered that, pending ;
a final decision. St. Joseph & Grand
Island must not purchase the Hast
ings & Northwestern railroad, a small
line which the Union Pacific built be
tween Hastings and Gibbon as a con
necting link between the mhin line
•and the Grand Island line at Hastings.
Nor, under the decree, is Grand Island
permitted to spend any more money
on betterments to its property.
On the other hand thp Union Pa
cific scored strongly when the court
or lered that no receiver be appoint
ed for the Grand Island until the final-1
appeal be heard and settled. This j
was one of the most important points
of the action.
The Union Pacific was ordered to
give a supersedeas bond in the sum '
of $100,000 in the case, this amount j
being suggested by Mr. Loomis. This j
bond will cover any damages which ;
may accrue to the plaintiffs should j
the final decision be in their favor.
Supreme Court Decisions.
Lincoln—Supreme court opinions
banded down cover a few cases that
have been through the Douglas county
district court. A saloonkeeper who
voluntarily gives up a business loca
tion and moves to another location,
thereby allowing another saloonkeeper
to locate in the former location, can
not. have his saloon license refunded.
In an action against an employer to
recover damages for the death of an
employe, alleged to have been caused
by the negligence of such employe,
'he burden of proof is to show some
act of negligence as the proximate
cause of decedent's death. This is the
opinion of the supreme court in the
case brought by Elizabeth C. Rine.
administratrix of the estate of Joseph
Rhine, who was killed while employed
by A. Schall & Co. The court holds
that the Douglas county district court
erred in refusing to direct the jury to I
return a verdict for the defendant.
The supreme court hands down a
lengthy opinion involving the rights
of stockholders of a defunct corpora
lien and their liability for stock held
The case was brought by the re
ceiver, Charles T. Dickinson, to re
cover from the stockholders of the
Omaha & Nebraska Central Railway
company for the amounts secured
against the stockholders by judgment
of the court. The high court holds
that the decree of the district court
against the defendants is not valid
and reverses the case.
Frank B. Holler heck, as a creditor ri
the estate of Adam Green, deceased,
has petitioned the county court foi
the appointment of Fred O. Foster aa
administrator. He states that the mem
bers of the family have failed to ap
ply for administration.
' Stout Geta Life Term.
Lincoln.—Harry M. Stout, the De
witt murderer, will not try the elec
tric chair. He appeared in district
court and change! his former plea of
not guilty of manslaughter, and was
sentenced to life imprisonment. Com
mitment papers were at once made
out and he was taken to the peniten
tiary to begin his sentence.
Stout killed his wife and wounded
her sister by shooting on a Burlington
train in the Lincoln yards about a
month ago and then nearly ended hit
own life by cutting his throat.
Slight Decline in Valuations.
Lincoln.—The total assessed vat
narion of all property in Saundert
county as reported to the state boar*
of assessment is a trifle less than th
amount reported last year. The tetr*
la-st year was $10,493,969. This yen
It is $10,480,966, a decrease of $13,00*
In the assessed or one-fifth valuation
The assessed value of bank capita
Stock decreased $£70,000, full valu"
tar $54,000 assessed value. But for th *
decrease in bank property the tot'!
assessed value of the countv wouli
have shown an increase.
_* ________
Representative Michael Donohoe
of Philadelphia, who, his friends boast
and his enemies admit, won his elec
tion less upon political issues than
his attractive personality, takes but a
small part in practical politics.
"I'm very green at the game," he
declares (a good color for a native
born Irishman, by the way), “which
makes me somewhat of a shining
mark in some respects. The morning
after my last election there breezed
into my office a fellow, large and
pleasant. He effusively congratulated
me with both hands and every breath
—which was alcoholically over
charged—and assured me of the satis
faction it had given him to vote for
me. Thanking him, I asked:
" 'What part of the district do you
live in?'
Ul lii llUUi UVC1 IU U1 liO
replied in rich County Carlow brogue!
(Mr. Donohoe doesn’t have to make
any effort to get that brogue.)
"This meant nothing to me, ignorant of political metes and bounds, so
I again asked:
” 'What ward do you live in ?’
" 'And Oi'm in Kelly’s ward, to be sure, y’r honor,’ he replied.
"'Kelly's ward?' I queried, for I did know enough to identify a well
known local leader. 'Why Kelly’s ward Isn’t in my district at all!’
“ ‘Sure, an' it isn't at all. at all,’ exclaimed the sly rogue, with delightful
coolness. 'But I voted for yez, Misther Donohoe,' he added with a chuckle—
’twice! ’ ”
Representative "Jerry" Donovan,
a Democrat from Connecticut, who
bristles indignantly when he contem
plates absenteeism in the house, re
nounced the other day an opportunity
to preside over that body and gave to
Speaker Clark the credit of uninten
tionally preventing a night session.
Under the special rule for the
consideration of the antitrust bills
the house was to hold night sessions
while general debate continued. When
the hour for the dinner recess arrived
one Saturday Representative Webb
asked unanimous consent that ad
journment be taken until Monday, set
ting aside the night session.
“I object," said Mr. Donovan.
“We have nobody to speak," said
Mr. Webb, casting his eye over the
twenty-odd members present.
"Then go ahead with the reading
of the bill," said Mr. Donovan.
“Where is everybody? Where are the
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be on the Republican side?”
^thsre are the Democrats?” interjected a voice from the Republican side.
" W ell. I m tired of all this debate,” said Mr. Donovan. “You must meet
tonight unless the gentleman in charge of the bill agrees to knock off five
hour? from the time."
Mr. Webb said he couldn't think of doing this. Both Republicans and
Democrats crowded around the Connecticut member to beg him not to force
a night session. He shook his head.
"The chair names the gentleman from Connecticut to preside at the night
session,” said Speaker Clark.
Mr. Donovan became thoughtful.
"Rather than preside over this body,” said Mr. Donovan, who is serving
his first term, “I will withdraw my objection."
The house adjourned until Monday.
Representative Otis Wingo of Ar
kansas looks more like the southern
congressman imaged in the popular
mind than any man in the capital's
public life. In Prince Albert coat,
black slouch hat and black string tie
falling over a capacious expanse of
white shirt front, as he walks sedate
ly down the corridor, he seems to
have stepped bodily from the pages of
some political novel.
And Mr. Wingo knows it; also he
is proud of it. Hence, when he told
the following little story on himself
it was only upon the solemn oath of
bis auditor that not a word of it
should appear in print.
It seems that Mr. Wingo, having
in tow a visiting constituent whom
he wished to impress with his pollti
cal magnitude, was standing waiting
at the door of an elevator In the
House office building. Mr. Wingo
rang the bell; but to his disgust the
1^j aescenoing eievaiur swept airity vy
without even hesitating. This hurt.
"Why didn't you stop for me on your way down Just now?" queried Mr.
Wingo sourly as they were descending on the next trip.
"Couldn’t stop for you.” replied the elevator boy with lofty finality. "Had
a congressman on board.”
"And this." ejaculated Mr. Wingo. as he told the story, "before that con
"Ami so Gen Santa Anna surren
dered to me,” said Sergt. Peter Daiy.
“and I introduced him to the line
sergeant, and off we ail went to Gen.
Winfield Scott And." Sergeant Daly
added. Impressively, “that ended the
On the porch of his daughter’s
comfortable frame cottage in the
Bronx, New York city, on these warm
days sits Peter Daly, and smokes his
pipe, and tells what he remembers
of “the war.” There is only one war
for Peter Daly, and although he I*
ninety-one yelirs old. and no one
thinks of calling him ’’Sergeant”
nowadays, the salient episodes of his
career as .a fighter stand out as clear
ly. and as significantly, as if they had
happened yesterday. Sergt. Peter
Daly has almost forgotten that the
Civil war was ever fought, or that we
had battles in 1898 in the West Indies
and .Manna Day. me .hcjiwu i—a—;
was his war. and Winfield Scott was
his general. And he, Peter Daly, was the man to whom the Mexican com
mander surrendered.
"It wasn’t any of ray doing," he explains, lest pride in his good fortune
be mistaken for a false self-esteem. “I just happened to be on the end of
the line. That was how it was I took charge of him.
“I was a cavalryman in the Seventh New York, and I was on guard duty
at the east end of the division line. It was a long front, about a mile, and
I was on the very end of it. And I saw a man comingtoward the line, all
alore. with a white handkerchief.
"Well, I didn't know who it was at first. And then I saw it was Santa
Anna. Yes, sir. It was Santa Anna himself, comlnf to surrender. And h«
surrendered to me. 1 was on post where he came, so I took him in charge.”