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VOLUME ; NUMBER 10
coal this fact when every man, woman
and child knows it Is so. Now every
body wants tho truth told horo and
why don't you toll It? Evory tub
ought to stand upon its own bottom,
and you folks ought not to dodge this
ciuostlon further." Tho witness re
fused to answer, howovor.
A mass mooting of socialists was
hold In Now York protesting against
(lie Imprisonment of certain members
of tho Western Federation of Miners
In connection with (ho murder of for
mor Governor Steunonberg of Idaho.
Resolutions were adopted announcing
tho arrest as a conspiracy, and urging
wngo-oaniers to rally to the defense
of their comrade.
Judge Julius B. BIssoll, former
judge of tho Colorado court of ap
peals, died at Denver.
General Wood cables from' tho Phil
ippines and says that tho slaughter
of women and children In the recent
battle with tho Moros was unavoid
able Ho said that many of tho women
woro trousers and that tho children
wore used as shlelda.
Tho tostimony given boforo tho in
lorstato commerce commission at
Kansas City revealed that tho Stand
ard Oil company was allowed to lay
Its pipe lino along tho right of way
of tho Santa Po railroad for hundrods
of miles; that a Standard representa
tive was present at tho meeting at
which tho rail rate was advanced to
a prohibitive figure, and that Independ
ent producers are unable to ship out
6ldo tho stato of Kansas.
Senator Rayner of Maryland ad
dressed the sonato in behalf of rate
legislation. Ho charged that tho rail
roads had a joker inserted In tho
rate bill, and a heated debate fol
lowed. Sonntor Rayner said that the
democrats would favor an amend
ment providing specific jurisdiction to
roviow decisions of tho interstate com
morco commission to the extent of
deciding whofher a prescribed rate
Is "just compensation," and striking
out tho words recognizing the rights
of the courts to suspend an order.
He declared that tho joker was the
suspension clause in tho Hepburn bill.
Senator Foraker demanded to know
who put tho joker in the bill, and Ray
ner replied that tho Ohio senator
Know tho man very well and if he
Insisted upon it ho (Rayner) would
after the senate adjournment give the
names. In closing'his speech Mr.
Itaymer said if ho had any influence
ho would advise tho railroads to con
sent to allowing the suspension feat
uro to bo struck from tho bill, be
cause If the people wero aroused
through tho failure of adequate legls
ation tholr wrath in the end would
be fatal to tho railroad companies.
This brought both Senators Lodge and
Foraker to their foot. "What do you
SS?? I refGrrlS, as you havo, to
getting the consent of tho railroads'"
demanded Senator Lodge. "Do you
mean to say the railroads can say
what shall or shall not be? Are to
railroads sitting as legislators? Do
you mean to say it?" "i mean JJ?
claimed Senator tc. i,,n' ox
final, ,,. .; ,.V"J""1' HU1UK as a
iY.7 T ue valll'ads met to
night and agreed to strike out tho
words 'to suspend' they wmUd be
struck out." y um UG
Ily tested boforo tho supreme court
of tho stato; Negotiations with tho
companies during the period tho
legal proceedings are under way look
ing toward agreement as to tho value
of tho tangible properties and tho
fragments of franchise grants still
hold by them; the incorporation of a
company under tho laws p Illinois
by fivo persons to bo selected by tho
city council, who shall be trustees for
tho peopjo of Chicago and shall as
sume at onco tho responsibility of
acquiring tho traction properties
through tho use of Muellor certificates,
if, as tho mayor believes, these certifi
cates shall be held valid by tho su
premo tribunal; tho operation of tho
streot railway lines, as fast as taken
over, by this municipality created
company, and tho turning in of all re
ceipts to the city treasury; Gradual
oxtonslon of tho municipal system,
radical improvement of tho service
and eventual wiping away of the cer
tificate obligations; ultimate opera
tion of all tho surface roads in Chi
cago directly by the municipality."
C. I. Illldobrand has been nominated
as a republican candidate to succeed
Representative Scroggy from the
Sixth congressional district of Ohio.
It is said that neither republican can
didate will bo nominated In the same
district, owing to a party quarrel.
Senator Tillman reported the rail
road rate bill to the house March 15.
Ho made a strong argument in favor
of tho proposed reform.
Judge Alton B. Parker, who was
the democratic nominee for president
in 1905, delivered a speech March 1G
at Charlotte, South Carolina. Judge
Parker pleaded for "conservatism"
and said that over since 1896 the
party had failed of victory. He said
that tho democratic party must now
turn to the south for a leader.
Representative Shackleford of Mis
souri undertook on March 1.6 to give
i -nr "" ""iv uijuu ouu-man
rule. Mr. Shackleford referred to the
manner in which Representative
Brooks succeeded in bringing up a bill
rnirbr , luUHe OI 'uuu acres
of Colorado land to a rubber company
According to the Associated Press
report Mr. Shackleford said "The
gentleman was not recognized until
h?h di fl,rsA surrendered his consti
tutional rights as a representative of
tho people and crept into your private
room, Mr. Speaker, there to suppli
cate you to extend to him your grace
aVoTnf " ,SUbmIt any ma"er to
SJl i f thG llouso until he shall
first have sought and found favor In
your sight. The constitution contem
plates that the speaker shall be the
servant of the house. In defiance of
the constitution you havo made your
self its master. You have packed
every committee so that no bill can
be reported withoufyour consent. Un
less you aro willing no member can
move to discharge a committee from
tho consideration of a bill and take
it up in tho house. You sit an on
throned despot, subjecting the rights
and destinies of this great people to
the dictates of your own unbridled
will. Who stands today between a
progressive, enlightened people and
tho statehood to which they are en
titled? You, sir, only you. You crack
your whip and a majority of this
house cowers at your feet. You turn
your thumbs down and the house
deals a death blow to prostrate, bleed
ing Oklahoma." Here Mr. Shackle
ford said he had read in the morning
papers that "Uncle Joe" had given it
out flatfooted that he would not per
mit the house to concur in the senate
amendment on the statehood bill, and
then proceeded: "A horrible an
nouncement to be made in a free
country!" The press repbrt says:
"The confusion in tho house through
out Mr. Shackleford's remarks was
such that very few members knew
what ho had said, when Mr. Tawney
stopped him with an objection."
It Is announced in the White House
that as Justice Brown" will not retire
until June, when the supreme court
will take a vacation until October, the
president will take further time to
choose Justice Brown's successor.
The president is evidently anxious
that Secretary Tat take the place,
but Mr.Taft's friends think he should
become a candidate for president.
A wreck on March. 16 resulted from
a head-on collision of two passenger
trains on the Denver and Rio Grande
railroad, four miles east of Florence,
Colo. The trains met on a sharp curve
and were less than two hundred vnrris
apart when the engineers discovered
tnat a collision was Imminent. All
of the crew of the east-bound train
were killed. Fire "swent over the.
wreck and the scenes that followed
were heart-rending. Twenty-five peo
ple were Killed, while twenty-fotir oth
ers were injured.
Friends of the ship subsidy bill are
calling the attention of congressmen
to the fact that the war and navy de
partments are deeply interested in the
passage of that measure.
Terrible stories come from St. Pe
tersburg showing acts of brutality to
ward men and women in Russian
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