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VOL. XL-NO. 14;.
OMAHA, TUESDAY MOHNIXG. DKCKMHKU 6, lPlU-TWKLYK PAGKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Nebraska Commisnon Files Report:
with Governor showing Lffects of j
A-ts ISo win lorce.
ROADS STILL FIGHT1KQ THE CUT
ISoaid Estimates Two-Cent Fare Helps
People Two Millions Year.
BENEFIT' OF FREIGHT V , . MUM
Three Quarter of Million T V i'er
Annum from Act.
LITTLE RAIL LEGISIATION NE-.
Minimum Tmln Crew l.iiw and li
lo 'telephone ( nnnrrllon 4ct Said
o llnne Rrrn Faithfully
theeri Darin Vmn.
t r'rom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Pre. S. -(Special.) The maxl
r uri fielKht rate law and the 2-cent pas
senger rate law have saved the state STSCiW)
per annum In reduced freight rales and
l-'.oto.OUO per annum in reduced passeimer
iats while it Is In court being fought by
This Is tin estimate of the Nebraska
Stale Rallwav commission In Its biennial
-p. irt I" (lovernor Shallt libel rer, submitted
llallrnad legislation of the last session is
discussed In Its effects. The minimum
train rrew law In said to have been obeyed
to the letter, as also the Hartos act com-j
pelllng connections l'i depots of telephone I
service of rival companies.
The same, cannot be said, argues the torn-nils-Ion.
for the Randall act to prohibit
drinking on trains. 'CM act, it says, has
been openly and notoriously violated and
the commission has been powerless. It
ahks that this act be either amended as
to the p. unity inflicted fur violations or re
peal. l altogether. The cominls-lon declares
tho law a dead letter.
The repor' mats exhaustively of re
iulied amendment lo present laws, saying,
however, that the need for rallwuy legls
la Ion is not Imperative. It would have the
commission act changed so as to require
uppeals from its findings to be made with
in a rcasonnhle time .ind no new evidence
to be Introduced, It would extend the com
mission's power to Include the awarding
of tepuiat en In vases where tales are found
lo be exeenlve or discriminatory. It le-oii-meiids
the ii-catlon of the office of puoile
welghniaster. giving the commission con-ti-ol
over him; provision for the punishment
of any shipper guilty of filse billing of
tcooils; conectlon of the Joker In tho .tnti
pitas law. which liy changing the word "ui"
lo "and " compels the commission to p.ove
tho esc as well as poesctHlon of a pa. ;t
Include oilier Industries as well as elevitors
In the "Km ua I Facilities," act so they may
secure ldetrack rights; an amendment of
the Manning act to give the commission
control over demurrage cases.
During the last year the comm..iuu has
ieclvd (119 Informal complnlnts. has satis
fied IW of 'thtse. fotrml ho cause of action
'n 10S, and dlsmlsssd many others on vart
' ous roimda. The total expense of the
commission tiurlirg the year' 110 has Li n
IU.37E 4S. of which SM2.60 has been recolvd
as fees. The expense of the next hlennr.im
i.i estimated at Slli.ono for commlmlonars'
s.ilurlts, IJS.BSD for office help, and 82O.0)
for gfcneral expenditures.
This Is the second biennial report of the
commission to the governor. It Is a
voluminous document, covering more than
forty fa.1"" ot typewritten matter. The
reports from all state Institutions will be
coming In rapidly now. as the governor
uis them more or less In his message to
The cinomission heartily approves the
l'ool act. or rather the Shallenberger act, of
the last legislature, which gives It con
trol over the Issuance of stocks and bonds
by publlo service corporations. It reports
that 1& applications have been made to It.
that the applications covered Issues of
lH.S!ir..6M, and that of this amount ap
proval bad been given to 79,!i2,MO. It Is
pointed out that while most of the contem
plated Issues have been eminently Just,
enough of them were of questionable na
ture to Justify the taking of the commis
sion's time to a considerable extent.
HEINZE MUST STAND TRIAL
Supreme Court Holds that Dismissal of
Certnla Counts Was In
WASHINGTON, Pec. 5. The supreme
CDurt of the I'nlted States today held that
the federal court of New York had erred
In dismissing certain counts of Indictments
against T. Augustus Heme, charging mis
application of funds of the Mercantile Na
tional bank of New York. Further pro
( eed'ngs must now te had in the lower
Helnxe was Indicted first In 1909 as presi
dent of ins Mercantile National bank of
New York City on a charge of Intent to
defraud the bank by causing the bank to
discount Improperly single-name commer-
ial paper amounting to about Sl.GoO.OnO.
The circuit court of the I'nlted States
for the southern district of New York In
which the Indictment was brought, held
thHt the Indictment was defective.
The next year, 1910. Helnxe was Indicted
on practically the same charges, but this
lime !t was alleged that the purpose of
:lie alleged "misapplication" was to In
riat the stock of the I'nlted Copper com
pany. Again the Indictment was found to
he faulty. From both holdings the gov
ernment appealed to the supreme court
it the I'nlted States In accordance with
:he acts of congress slowing the gov-
nment to appeal In certain criminal cases
v t ere the decision on points of law had
1 f i ii adverse to it.
supreme court today held that the
I wer court had erred In both cases.
iein House tturued at Ilaranm.
1CKT PODGE. Ia.. Dec. 6. (Special Tele
gram.) lire entailing I5.0u0 loss to the
!eia house building at liarnuni started
arly this morning and wae stopped by 200
; eople forming a bucket brigade. They
ivere summoned from town and country
' telephones and church bells. Dr. E. D.
loriisoa, Mho sleeps In his office, strug
v d to consciousness in a smoke filled
oni. and sounded the alarm. The hlaxe
: 'arted !n a restaurant owned by George
N'noess, who shares the loss with F. H
rerce owner of the buililng and the
butt her sl op occupying una of the roorna.
The Fort IVdgrt fire department were sum
moned to ihe scene.
Mster ta Irving I avellrd.
l.'NDOV. pee. B. A bronie statue In
memory of ths late Sir Henry lrMng was
unveiled todsy tn the presence of fir John
Hare, president of ths Irving Memorial
lontmhier and other prominent actors and
actresses and vlty officials.
Funeral of Mrs. Eddy
Will Be Thursday
Officers of Christian Science Church
Announce Service at Late Resi
dence at 11 A. M.
BOSTON, Dec. 6. The officials of the
mother church of the Christian .Science
denomination derided this afternoon that
the funeral of Mary Baker G. Eddy, mould
take plai d at tier late residence on Thurs
day forenoon at 11 o'clock. The service
will be aitnple In deference to Mra. Eddy's
Although the official did not announce
what the service will conglxt of. It la
understood there will be prayers and bible
reading with selections from the Christian
Science text book.
Alfred Harlow, chairman of tfie publics
'n committee of the church, said that
' ;iy sympathetic telegrams expreslng
. -v 'Ity and loyalty to the mother church
f, being received from branch churchea
parts of the world.
Uook County Passes
to Democratic Rule
Judge Owens Will Prefer Charges
Against Two Republicans Who
Refuse to Resign.
CHICA(iO, liec. 4. Cook county demo
crats today came into the fruits of their
victory at the polls in the recent election,
when the democratic sheriff. treasurer,
clerk and county Judgo took their oaths
of office, together with a number of
municipal Judges In Chicago.
Immediately after taking office County
Judge Owens called election commissioners
Bach and Hudson (republicans), before him
and asked then to resign, saying:
"I am responsible for the conduct of
your office. I would like some of my
own men In your places. Will you please
Hoth hnve refused, and Judge Owens
says he will cause charges to be preferred
Population of Three
States in the South
North Carolina and Mississippi Each
Gain About 16 Per Cent Kentucky
Less Than Seven Per Cent.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 6 Population stat
istlcs of the thirteenth census were Issued
today for the following states:
Kentucky, 2.2X9.90B, an Increase of 142.731,
or S.6 per cent over 2.147,174 In 1900. The In
crease from 1X:k to 1900 was 2S8.639, or 15.5
Mississippi, 1.797..114. an Increase of 254,844,
or 15.8 per cent over l,5.il,270 in 1900. The ln
crense from 1890 to 1900 was 2tiUrr0, or 20.S
North Carolina, 2,S)6,2fl7. an Increase of
lli.477, or 16.S per cent over L89S,glO In 1900.
The increase from 1TO0 to 1900 was 27S,
or li.i per rent, ...
Announced by Aldrich
D. W. Hoyt of York Heads Soldiers
and Sailors' Home and Major
Phelps Adjutant General.
PA VIP CITY. Neb.. Pec. 5-(Speclal.)-Announcement
of further appointments as
follows were made by Governor-elect
Chester H. Aldrich today:
t.ommamlmant of Soldiers' and Sailors
home. Grand Island, P. W. Hoyt of York,
Neb.; Adjutant general. Major Phelps of
Lincoln: (recommended by officers of the
Natl rial Guard) Deputy Oil Insre- tor, F fth
congressional district, U. G. Ktherton of
Hartley, Neb.; Deputy game warden, K. W
ityres or uassett,. Neb.; superintendent of
institute for the blind, Nebraska City, R
c. King of Nebraska City, Neb.; stenog
rapher to the oil Inspector, Ella, J. Steven-
ine or Lincoln.
Forty Persons Injured
in Wreck Near London
Train Laden with Clerks on Way to
Work Runs Into Another Stand
ing at Station.
LONDON, Pec. . some forty persons
were serloukly injured, a number of them
fatally. In a collision on the London North
western railroad at Wlllensden Junction
today. The second section of a train from
Watford ploughed Into the first section,
which was standing at the Junction.
The train was occupied chiefly by clerks
who were coming to their offices In the
city. The three rear coaches of the stand
ing train were wrecked.
"aperlntendrat Berry Transferred.
FORT POPGE. Ia., Pec 5. -(Special Tele
gram.) Without preliminary notice, G. W,
Herry. superintendent of the Cherokee
Omaha division of the Illinois Central
railroad, was transferred today to aperln
tend the Freeport division and left this
morning. His successor baa not been
Man with Shovel Starts on
Snow, Then Utters a Threat
When the first grey dawn of the winter ,
morning stole down Thirty-fifth street Mon-
Iday a figure wrapped up In heavy coverings
land shivering timorously In the cold crept
out of number 135 with a huge wooden
! shovel under Its arm and a look of de
termination perceptible on Its nose, the
only pa.rt of Its, face thst was visit. le.
1 1 With an awkwardness thai bespoke small
acquaintance with the snow shovel the
, walks were cleaned off. That is, snow
I was tsken off from II em. but as It was
still falling no difference could be detected
when the shovelling was all done. Then
Chief lsinahue. for It was he, who had
dared the cold morning wind, went back
Into the house perfectly satisfied. "Now,"
he remarked, "'I can be aa tyrannical and
d.segreeable as I please about ordering
people to clean off their walks. My own
duty Is done."
He has not yet Issued any public demands
upon cltlsens to remove ths "white and
beautiful'' from their front stoops, but
IN TOWER AGAIN
Second Bay's Polling in England
Confirms the Opinion Formed from
Results of the First.
FIGHT RENEWED WITH ENERGY
Heavier Vote Recorded Following the
Former Close Results.
FLOODS INTERFERE WITH WORK
Many Meetings in Huntingdonshire
EARLY RUSH FOR THE POLLS
Maar Voters pent Xlartit In Former
Districts Sharp rnsr1e Takes
IMaee In Liverpool Over
I1NPON. Pec. 5. The position of the
parties tonight after the second day's
polling In the general election Is:
Government coalition: Liberals, 87; labor,
14; nationalists, lfi; total, 117.
Opposition: 1'nlonlets, 116.
The results merely confirm the opinion
formed that as the results of Saturday's
contests, the unionists now have no possi
ble hope of replacing the liberal govern
ment In power.
t.rent Crash nt r-iT.
The fight was renewed with more energy
this week, following the close results of
Saturday and as a result a heavier vote
generally was recorded.
In some divisions voters who had re
moved since the last register was made up,
spent the nlrtht In their old constituencies
In order to vote earlier and get back to
The rush at many booths was great. In
terest centered largely In the seventeen
contests in London boroughs. Of these
seats nine voted unionist and eight liberal
last January. Meet of the unionist seats
are quite safe, being held by large ma
jorities. The liberals, however, have a
hard fight to hold their own, notably in the
east FliiFhury, the four divisions of Isling
ton, and In the east division of St Pan
eras, where Joseph Martin, former premier
of Ilrltlsh Columbia, has a woman suffrage
as well as the unionist candidate against
him; and In Weat St. Pancras, where Sir
William Collins, liberal, won by ten votes
over R. R. Dickinson, unionist. Is the last
Fla-ht In Liverpool. v
The unionists are also making a great
fight In Liverpool and expect to win the
only liberal reat there, that of the Ex
change division. They have no hope, how
ever, of defeating T. P. O'Connor, who has
a strong hold in the Scotland division.
Most of the other seats polling today are
held by good majorities by the sitting mem
In some parts of the country, particularly
In Huntingdonshire floods are interfering
seriously with the campaign and many
planned meetings have been abandoned.
The two seats in Huntingdonshire are held
by unionists, having been carried at the
last elections by majorities of about 400
non rQiioni miner in i.eitisiatnre i
IOWA FALLS, la.. Poo. 6. (Special.)
It seldom occurs that son follows father,
a representative of the same district in the !
Iowa legislature and yet this Is the case
In this district where Hon. Herbert A.
Huff will take his seat in the same legis
lative hall In which his father, Hon.. Henry
L. Huff, formerly served. The senior
Huff, who died" a few years ao served
as a member of the thirteenth general as
sembly In 189t1870, and a member of five
or six committees and the chairman of two
or three. He drew all the bills presented
by the committee on commerce and was a
leading member of the Judiciary committee.
His son, who will take his seat In the
lower house, followed his father In the
legal profession, and stands high In the
county which has Just honored him by
election as their representative In the law
making branch of the state's government.
The Junior Huff Is one of the seven bache
lors In the new house, but Is one of the
county's cleanest and most capable young
FIRE SPOILS THEAER PARTY
Fa mil yof Thoinna Crawford Is De
prived of Pleasure by liaise,
CansloK niar Loss.
Just as the family was leaving to attend
the theater, Thomas Crawford, manager
of the hardware department at Hayden
Bros., discovered that fire was burning In
the attic of his home Sunday n'ght Be
fore the Tames could be extinguished a
damage of 1600, covered by Insurance, was
done. The family was deprived of the
pleasure of going to the theater.
Throws Herself Iron Window.
CINCINNATI, O.. Dec. B.-Flghtlng off
other girl employes, Adellnla Aurora, a
seamstress, 22 years old, hung for a mo
ment from the ninth story of the Textile
building at Fourth and Elm streets today,
then dropped to the pavement. It Is said
she will die.
Condnetor Dies of F.xcltement.
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo., Deo. S
Eieklal K. Smith, conductor of Wabash
passenger train No. 3. which was In colli
sion with the Excelsior Springs local pas
senger train at Missouri City yesterday,
died today from excitement due to the ac
cident. has made the announcement that as soon
ss the snow stODS. even for a mtmit.
It were well for the world and his shovel
to get busy.
But Thomas Jefferson Flynn. street com
missioner, watches wistfully from his city
hall office, as the snow falls, and wishes
that he had more money with which to
get the drifts from the downtown .streets.
There Is only about SMo left in the street
cleaning fund for the remainder of the
year and It will not keep the streets free
from snow for any length of time. The road
machines will be got out and the gutters
kept as free as possible, but that Is all
that can be done.
In the meantime the snow continues to
arrive and Mayor Pahlman has declared
that no effort will be made to stop coast
ing wherever ths boys want to enjoy It.
On very crowded streets they will proba
bly be warned of the danger, but the city
haa no objection to the use of the long
hills In the outlying parts of the city as
From the New York -Herald.
HOLIDAY TRAFFIC IS DELAYED
Drivers for Large Department Stores
in Chicago Strike.
DISORDER SOON BREAKS OUT
Pollr Henervea Called Out lo
OseH "Incipient. -IMota Several a.
Men Quit Sntnrday and
CHICAGO, Pee. 5. Another strike has
broken out In Chicago, this time one that
threatens the comfort or, at least, the con
venience of Christmas shoppers. It Is a
walkout of the drivers of delivery wagons
for the principal department stores. Riot
ing and disorder became a feature of the
strike almost at Its Inception, and police
reserves were required to preserve order.
, Saturday a few drivers quit, but dspart
ment store managers assured patrons It
would not develop into a serious strike.
Rut today a number of stores found them
MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER
MAY BE SAVED BY ACCOMPLICE
Steve Scott, I'nder Sentence of Death
at Colnmbna, O., Has Yet Another
COLUMBUS, O., Pec. 6. Steve Scott, who
Is under sentence to be electrocuted at the
penitentiary December 31, may be found
Innocent of the crime of murder. Charles
Jones of Miami county, an accomplice of
Scott's, who turned state's evidence and
was sentenced to twenty years for man
slaughter, has confessed that he and not
Scott committed the crime, it was an
nounced today. The men were convicted
of killing Gulseppi Kasmentlo, a Syrian
LAMP FILLED WITh"gAS0LINE
Mistake Made by Mrs. Alva Ftshe'r of
Webster City May Cost Her
Her l ife.
WEBSTER CITY, la., Pec. 6. (Special
Telegram.) A lamp filled by mistake with
gasoline exploded this morning at the Alva
Fisher home and Mrs. Fisher had a nar
row escape from being burned to death.
Her husband, however, rescued her before
she was fatally burned. The house and
contents were destroyed. Mra. Fisher her
self filled the lamp this morning when she
The want ad pages
arc particularly in
teresting to Christ
lipfore you start out on your
p-hopping tour today look
over tlu column "For Christ
mas" on the first Want Ad
There you will find n large
number of Omaha merchants
who are offering suggestions
of things which they have
suitable for Christinas pres
ents. Many little things out of the
ordinary are mentioned there.
Ixiok them over.
They will interest you and
aid you in completing your
AK YOU WO MEM?
Woman is Charged
With Murder of -Her
Cabman Says He Saw Mrs. Robinson
Give Infant Chloroform and Fat
it in a Suit Case.
JOHNSTOWN. Pa.. Dec. 5. Mrs. Adeline
Robinson, aged 66, a well known resident
of Hollldaysburg, Blair county, is under
arrest here charged with the murder of her
daughter's Infant child by chloroform, and
following a story which she related to the
police, her husband, Samuel Robinson, and
Dr. E. M. Duff, also of Hollldaysburg,
have been detained as wltneases. The cir
cumstances of the case are unusual.
' Mrs. Robinson was arrested Just after
she had stepped from a cab at the Penn
sylvania station Saturday evening, when
the cab driver, John Schults, called an
officer and declared he had seen the
woman administer chloroform to the child
while riding in his carriage and then place
the infant in a telescopic traveling bag.
The police allege hat Mrs. Robinson con
fessed to this when brought to headquar
ters and the dead child was taken from
the bag. The woman collapsed. Fannie
Robinson, her daughter, 34 years old,
mother of the child, was boarding with a
private family , here as a Mrs. Frank
Hughes, when the baby was born last
Wednesday evening. She had said her
husband had left her. The Robinson fam
ily at Mnlll.l.,.. i. ...... ...... . .
- .-juw,a weie nounea ana the
motner or the young woman hurried here.
Balloon from Munich
Lands in Scotland
Basket Strikes North Sea During a
sxorm ana une Aeronaut is Car
ried Away and Drowned.
LONDON, Pec. 6 A balloon owned by
tho International Ballooning club of Mu
nich, whloh rose from that city on Satur
day and moved first In the direction of
bwltzerland. landed today near Klrkwall
In the county of Orkney, Scotland, after a
wild fllp.ht across the North sea, during
which one of the three aeronauts, Herr
Mctsger, lost his life.
After sailing to the southwest for a little
while the airship took a northerly course
and was driven toward the British Isles
by a furious gale. Sunday morning the
balloon struck the sea and a huge wave
swept over the basket and Metzger was
carried away and drowned. His compan
ions clung to their craft, which sffer light
ened ascended again and drifted over the
Orkney Islands, where a successful descent
was made. The surviving aeronauts. Dia
ler and Joerden, were unharmed.
Election Results at Banquet
NEW HAVEN. Conn.. Dec. K In tils let
ter to Colonel 1. M. I'l'man. president of the
New Haven Chaiiber of Commerce, Colonel
Roosevelt sues his uiidiess at the dinner I
of that body on Tuesday evening of next
week will be In the netuie of a survey of i
the recent elections In that country. He ,
will also Include a j r.-pcctlve lew of cur-
rent political events j
Colonel lllman said today that at the!
time Colonel Roosevelt accepted the Invl- j
tation the selection of a subject was left
with the guest. An Inkling or the nature
of the at.bjcrt Is given In this sentence
from the letter.
"I will make my first public utterance
on political matters at the New Haven
Chamber of Commerce dinner."
Judge 6. K. Baldwin, the democratic gov
INSURGENTS AT WHITE HOUSE
Bristow, Norris and Murdock Call on
CONTINUE THE MILITANT SONG
Kansas . Representatives Say People
Are Demanding Immediate Revi
sion of the Wool Tariff
WASHINOTON. Dec. S. The White
House was the mecca of many "Insurgent"
republicans today. Some said they wese
invited by the president, while others
came of their own volition. Senator Bris
tow of Kansas was among the first callers.
lie was quickly followed by Representa
tives Norris of Nebraska, Murdock and
Madison of Kansas and Hayes of Cali
The Insurgents said they talked with the
president about various features of his
message which will be read to congress
tomorrow and also about the vacancies on
the supreme court bench.
Although they admit that efforts at con
dilation are in the air the Insurgents con
tinue to sing a militant aong. Representa
tive Murdock declared he had traveled all
over the country during the last three
months and that he knew the temper of
People Want Action.
"They want the woolen schedule revised
at this session of congress, regardless of
whether the tariff board la ready to re
port or not," he said. "Kverybody Is talk
ing wool and the revision of the tariff, one
schedule at a time. They are willing to
wait for the tariff board on all the tariff
schedules except wool. They think con
gress already haa Information sufficient
to call for a revision of that schedule. And
when the schedule Is revised the people
want woolen cloth tagged to ahow the
amount of wool and the amount ot cotton
used in its manufacture.
"The people want congress to do some
thing and quit talking so much. They say
we can pass the appropriation bills by hold
ing night sessions and that we should de
vote the days to revising the wool schedule,
The political unrest of the people is not
partisan and any man in public life who
thinks It is, will find himself sadly mis
taken. The people also have their eyes on
the lilKher courts and they don't want de
cisions rendered merely on technicalities.
Itrlslotv Supports Judge Hook.
Senator Bristow urged the president to
appoint Judge Hook of the Klghth I'nlted
States circuit court to the supreme court.
Senator ltrlftow said he agreed wltl
many of the presldc-nt'a recommendations
:n his message, but disagreed with others
He will oppose a ship subsidy, but will
earnestly advocate the fortification of the
Panama canal. The senator also will fight
for a permanent tariff commission.
ernor-fleet of Connecticut, today said ht
hail nothing to Klve out In respect to
query as to whethei ho had accepted an
Invitation to attend the dinner as a gues
and to make an address. Tne feeling I
held lu re that before the dinner the recen
conn ov rsy will become a thing of the
past und Jndire Pnldwln and Colonel
Iloo-cvelt v ill both s;eak.
i . .t . it . ii....
i ""lunii inun'j' vi iaio university also
Jiidifn Haldwin will speak before tl
American Society for the Judicial Settle
ment of International Disputes at Was)
InKton on Peoemler H and his attendance
upon the gathering will prevent bis attend
ance at the banquet of the National Pe
ocrauc ciuo in lurk on the same
Members Honor Memory of Deceased
Colleagues and Notify Taft of
Readiness for Work.
FOUR DEATHS IN THE SENATE
Upper Chamber Adjourns Four Min
utes After Convening.
CANNON AN DCLARK APPLAUDED
Oath of Office Administered to Three
Members of House.
FEW BILLS ARE INTRODUCED
Thlrty-M IllllB and llesolntlona Is
trodnred hr llepreaentat Ives Rev.
Condon Advocates I nlrersal Ar
titration Itetireen Millions.
WASHINGTON. Pec. 6. The closlna
session of the Sixty-first congress opened
Ht noon today. No business was transacted,
both branches merely meeting to appoint a
Joint committee to' formally apprise the
president that the legislative branch of the
government was ready to proceed, to call
the rolls and to adjourn after adopting
resolutions of respect to the memory of
those members who had died since congress
The usual animation marked the openlnn
In both the senate and the house, but the
reunion of the old legislative friends wai
tinged with sadness because of the heavy
toll death had taken In the last few months.
In consequence the senate was in session
only a quarter hour, while the house occu
pied fifty minutes before Speaker Cannon
declared It adjourned until tomorrow.
More than usual Interest was manifested
In the opening because of the passing of
the balance of political power with ths
session. As a result the galleries were
crowded with visitors. On the floor secre
taries and clerks, whose positions glv
them the privilege of entering the cham
bers, lined the walls.
Since adjournment last June there hav
been four deaths in the senatorial ranks.
Vice President Sherman was prompt In
entering the senate chamber and bringing
the senate to order Just as the hands ot
the clock Indicated the noon hour. Imme
diately afterward came the opening prayer
by Pr. Ulysses Grant Pierce, who referred
to the unusual number of deaths during
the recess. The rull call that followed dis
closed eighty senators present, only eight
falling to respond.
Resolutions by Senators Hole and Cut-
lorn providing for the notification of ths
house and the president, respectively, thai
the senate w as sit ting and prepared foi
business were adopted.
In accordance with Mr. Cullom'a reao
lutlon, the Illinois senator and Mr. Money
of Mississippi were appointed to wait upon
the president The secretary of the senate
was instructed to carry 'the neoessary In
formation to the house. . ' ' '
Tbe death, announcements smw nt.K
the order of "seniority and ln'eaoh case
by the colleague of the deceased member.
Senator Martin of Virginia broke the offi
cial newe of the death of Senator Daniel
of that state, Senator Bacon announced
that of Senator Clay of Georgia, Senator
Foster performed a like service in the case
of Senator MoBnery of Louisiana, and the
series closed with an announcement of the
death of Senator Dolllver of Iowa by Sen
ator Cummins of Iowa.
All spoke Mp feeling terms of the de
parted, but the tribute In each case waa
confined to a few words, as later the sen
ate will listen to extended eulogies of
each. In connection With the announce
ments, resolutions expressing the profound
sorrow of the senate were adopted, after
which an adjournment was taken out of
respect to their memory, j
In the house the entrance of Representa
tive Champ Clark of Missouri elicited
much applause, as did that of Speaker
Cannon. The face of Mr. Clark aa he
walked down, the aisle to his seat on the
democratic side waa as rosy and shining
as was the bright pink tarnation he wore
In hla buttonhole. Mr. Clark did not ap
pear upon the floor until after the chap
lain had concluded the opening prayer.
Called to prdor by Speaker Cannon
promptly at 12 o'clock, the house remained
In session long enough to hear a prayer.
the roll call, to adopt resolutions of sym
pathy on the death of Representatives
Brownlow of Tennessee, Fbulkrod of Penn
sylvania, Tlrrell of Massachusetts and Oil
more of Louisiana and the members of
the other house who have died since the
djournment of the previous session and
to have the Oath of office administered to
three new members. Representatives Taw-
ny, Calderhead and Clark were named by
Speaker Cannon members of the Joint com
mittee to call on the president and notify
him that congress had assembled.
The new members were Jonn J. Mitchell
of Massachusetts, to succeed the late
Charles Q. Tlrrell; R. M IJvely of Texas.
to succeed Gordon nussell, who resigned
to become a federal Judsre, and S. W. Mas
sey of Tennessee, to succeed the late W. p.
Worldwide arbitrnllon to settle the dif
ferences between nations was advocated
by Rev. Henry P. Coudcn, Jn his oitenlng
prayer in the hoube. The chaplain ex
pressed the hope that d'ltarmament of the
world's navies and atmles might be
brought about In the near future.
Of the 3J1 members of thn house
answered to thylr names at the roll call.
Fewer bills and resolutions were Intro
duced In the bousa today thun la usual on
the opening day. Thero were thlrty-slx
publlo bills and resolutions.
Tho first presented vas for Ihe comple
tion of M'o't Chetsr ertsek Improvements
In New York, Introduced by Mr. (loulden.
As sn outcome of the house committee In
vestigation of Indian contracts. Mr. Burke
of. South Dakota, chairman of that com
mittee. Introduced n mea-ure requiring the
np; i'oval of crnKress In ordor to osUibllsh
the alldlty of future contracts or agree
ments mt''c by bersoiis with any Indians
or Indian till es concerning litigation or de
mand predictt-l en any tlalm against the
i'nlted Ktw-i l:,v living land title and s
teflnn und the rl.tfht to annuities.
Other nxasure introduced were by Mr.
Iiud of of Mlclitran, appropi latlng SIX!,
r) Iir complt i)H4 and finishing tho crpyt
of the Amiap'-lt Nasal academy chapel as
a pe;nianeiit r:tln plats fi r John Paul
Jones, by Mar. Burtht ldt of Missouri, ap
propriating f..V0ai the l.'r.tiee Siate" shaie
of the ii al:,tt l ance of the Interparliamen
tary I 'lilt j I. l.uitaii for the pronotlin tf
lnt rnaticnal Mi l:i atp-n at I.'ru-i e ; by Mr.
Madden of Illlmis to Ir.corj oiute the c. ni
inandery In chief of the sons of the Orand
Army of the Republic; by Mr. Randall of
Texas, to change Uie da.te it opcnUm of
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