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DRY GOODS CO.
ottnned from Pace One.)
Mg party divided In the senate so Ions u
' B la recoarceful la measures of condUa-
tSan aa wen aa spoliation.
Threatened with a rebellion on the part
..mt tha younger Western republican sen-
ators led by 1m Follette and Cummins
' Jm smooth Rhode Islander baa evolved
m gtvp and keep system that promises
In the senate daring the next con-
by weakening if not eliminating
the insurgent strength that baa
' developed to such an extent as to actually
alarm some of the "elder statesmen" in
- that dignified body.
f ; 'jV 'NEW MEMBERS AS CHIKFS.
.Jk silent and remarkably complacent
V (Mod has come over some of the new
acquisitions in the senate who were loud
fli their demand for a reorganisation as
a result of this system. Some of the new
sMmbers state that they have positive
automation from Senator Aidrich that
ahea the new committees are formed
soaajr of the new members will be given
tnsportant places. This does not apply of
ooarse. to those senators coming la for
j ttaetr first term.
At the aame time a careful survey or
tta sttuallos shows that Senator Aldricn
"T Ss at not propose to permit the "elder
: at sisten" to lose control of any or
these oommlttees. It is possible to put a
lot of the new members on Important
committees and still not enough of thera
af . any one committee to control it. it
tkey are on the committees that is about
V alt the new members ask. and at tne
. same time the control of the present
'otlirarchy will be complete as It ever has
' u-' To Benodel House.
The American house of representatives
Is the targeat legislative chamber In the
. warld but far from being the best adapt -ad
to Its purpose.
' Champ Clark remarked not long ago
- that the architect who fashioned It "ought
to be dug np and hung."
.' Bob Henry calls it a "death trap"
hygienical y epeaking. and has for years
advocated its remodeling.
- Congress has at last derided to d this
tops the exact lines advocated by Mr.
Henry In a speech last session. The
chamber at present is an interior one. en-
tirely surrounded by corridors and com-
mittee rooms which deprive it of ventila-
tion and fresh air. The hygienic quality
' of the atmosphere is further a'fected by
' the multitudinous negro employes sitting
Another object in view is to do away
with the use of the desks In the house
so as to provide for a contraction of the
las of the chamber for the purpose of
parliamentary utility. The house cham-
ber contains JXO.UUO cubic feet; the senate
chamber 30.CW cubic feet. Even after
the proposed change to reduce one-third
to the sise of the bouse hall it wUl still
contain cubic feet U.OM more than
tha soaate chamber i J j
. i PUT MEMBERS-ON BENCHES.
It la Impossible for a man of ordinary
voice to be heard throughout the halt.
" nd a bun tha house Is In confusion even
ha strongest voiced are not hoard Tha
lastst large alas of the chamber is due
the Haot that desks are usad. Is erder
faSttoa the floor space and arias tha
I V 1
members closer together In a more com-
Kct deliberative body the desks will all
removed and the members occupy
seats arranged hi a series of rows of semi-
The new seating arrangements would
admit of the use of ample Individual
chairs as In the senate or chalrfe joined
together like benches and continuous be-
tween the aisles the former being re-
garded as preferable. There would also
be an extended rack In front of each row
of chairs giving each member a place
upon which to writs and a desk or pocket
large enough to hold several volumes
This new scheme would move the hall
to the south of Its present location and
will eliminate the corridor directly back
of the speaker's desk where the por-
traits of the speakers now hang. The
hall of the house will then open directly
on the member's lobby fronting upon the
south portico of the capltol. The press
gallery would be directly over the pre
ent member's lobby and the rear of the
press gallery would be along the south
front of the house wing with five win-
dows directly opening Into the outer air.
This will meet the demand for better
RECEPTION' ROOM IN LOBBY.
The speaker's desk will occupy the same
relative position as at present. Upon the
north side of the remodeled hall there will
be. In addition to the public corridor a
private lobby running the whole 'width
of the hall and nearly thirty feet in
length a portion of which will be used
as a reception room where the members
mill see visitors Instead of In the public
corridors as they do now.
The cloakroom space at each end of
the hill will be greatlp Increased and
some of the additional space will be used
for a reference library.
Tait'i Texas Pants.
The pair of billy goat pants which
President Taft wore at his Inauguration
hare a history. This was the second
pair of trousers designed for Mr. Taft by
his Texss friends the first pair having
gone amiss through the eovetousness they
aroused In the breast of a Chicago po-
liceman. Last June "Admiral Togo" a Texas
t-year-old. bred by Frank O. Landrum
of Monte! I Texas was sheared and ten
pounds of the finest wool imaginable was
clipped from him. This was sent to
Philadelphia and converted Into mohair
cloth. Mr. Taft'a tailor made from this
mortals cloth a pair of trousers and the
delegation carried these with it to the
Before Mr. Taft was nominated the
trousers were placed in the hands of
Chicago's largest policeman for safekeep-
ing. The guardian of the law peeped
Into the package and discovered that the
pants were just bis sise. Nothing has.
ever been heard of either tnfc trousers
or the policeman.
The Texans were not disgruntled how-
ever and a few weeks ago "Admiral
Toro" was forced to give up another ten
pounds of wool. This went through the
same process aa the preceding output
and today "Togo's" sacrifice Is repre-
sented by trousers containing five yards
of as fine mohair cloth as has ever been
The pockets and ltnlnlngs of the trous-
ers are of pure silk and the garment
is considered by Mr. Taft's tailor the
best ever turned out by htm.
Mr. Taft's Nouter garments worn si the
Inauguration were a double-breasted
frock eoat a single-breasted waurtooat
and the mohair trousers. '
A Texas Damage Salt - '
In deciding the case of the Atchison.
Topefca and Santa Fe Railroad company
agaisst George A. Bowers adversely to
tha oamnanjr. tha United Btatas
. turn V' ' ''
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court construed a delicate question con-
cerning the application of the laws of
one jurisdiction in another.
The action was for damages and was
brought in a Texas State court by Sow-
ers who was a brake man on the railroad
and a citizen of Artxona. He alleged he
sustained injuries caused by an accident
which occurred In New Mexico. The
trial court awarded him K00O. and the
verdict was affirmed by the higher
court's decision. The injury was sus-
tained by Sowers while riding on the
tender of an engine in switching and
the railroad company held that because
he was on the tender he was guilty of
contributory negligence. The Texas court
decided however that as riding on tha
engine was customary with trainmen. It
did not constitute negligence.
The company sought to have the dis-
position tof the case controlled by a law
of New Mexico which prohibits the bring-
ing In other jurisdictions of suits for
damages sustained In that territory. The
Texas court held this law to be applicable
only to cltlxens of New Mexico and not
binding upon others and the supreme
court sustained that view.
(Hamton Pott Special.)
WASHINGTON March t Of all the
congressional statesmen whp write their
own biographies for the Congressional
Directory Representative Robert Bruce
Macon of Helena Ark. is tha most mod-
est. The Important eventa hi Macon's
Ufa are set down In just three lines plus
two words. It even omits such an Impor-
tant event as Mr. Macon's birth. Nobody
In the bouse knows how old the Arkansas
solon is. It Is known however that be
is long on law and Is there with a
"point of order" about as often as any
other objector on the floor.
The biography reads thus: "Robert
Bruce Macon democrat of Helena is a
lawyer: was elected to the Fifty-eighth
Fifty-ninth congresses and re-elected to
the Sixtieth congress receiving 571s
votes to 1241 for B P. Taylor republican.
Re-elected to the Sixty-first congress."
That's all It says It seems to be one
of hese "further than this deponent
knoweth not affaire. Tou may guess
at the rest. Including the age of Mr.
There are several members of the house
however who run Mr. Macon very close
In the briefness of their biographies.
The following named have biographies
of less than six lines In the directory:
J. Adam Bede of Minnesota the house
humorist; Timothy Ansberry of Ohio
Hard wick of Georgia. Shackleford lof
Missouri Hamlin of Missouri Stafford of
Wisconsin and Harry Maynard of Vir-
ginia. All of these gentlemen however chron-
icled the important event known as their
birth and consequently their ages are as
an open book. Not so with Macon. The
most conservative guesses put his at 60.
Probably the windiest place In North
America is the short stretch from th
F street car line to the entrance to the
senate wing of the capltoL On a good
blustery winter's day it Is possible at
almost any time to see two or three peo-
ple chasing their hats across the street
The old timers have learned that it
doesn't pay to chase your own hat;
somebody else will be sure to run after
It and bring It to you. That's one of the
established facts of human experience.
The other day Representative Vic Mur-
doch of Kansas chided a friend for start-
ing to chase his own hat.
Never do it" he said "somebody will
bring It to you." ....
"Well you ought to know" replied tha
other man. "Kansas Is the windiest place
on the map." 1 1
"Tea" replied Kordockv "K la so windy
out there that when a man's bat blows
off he never pays any atteotioa to fol-
lowing It Ha just sticks his hand op In
the air and catches another." s
BURNET Texas March 1 Dr. il.'O.
Stephens of Austin has accepted the call
to the pastorals ertba Caatjni Crurtiaa
t-' '..ui's.'w If-
DISTINGUISHED with ttat eminent
'degree of charm and refinement wnich
has long characterized the Levy Fashion'
Exhibits as Houston's premier occasions
THE OPENING OF
Will have its heginning this coming Tues-
day March the Ninth. The displays will
present the most comprehensive and
authentic index to the vogue of the day.
f YOUR PRESENCE IS
All bot Two of Tift's Advisers
Took the Oitb of Office.
DELAYED BY BUSINESS
Secretary MeYeafb. Will Beach
Washington Today and Seer
tary Sickinson in a Week.
Taft's Second Say.
(.Aiioriattd Prtu Ktporf.) .
WASHINGTON. March S.--A11 but two
of the nine members of President Taft's
cabinet are now in office. Six Including
Secretaries Knox. Baillnger Meyer
Wilson and Nagel and Post ms star Gen-
eral Hitchcock took tha oath of office In
the cabinet room today. Attorney Gen-
eral Wlckersham was sworn In yesterday.
Secretary Dickinson will present himself
for duty within a week or more and Mac-
Veagh will reach Washlagton tomorrow.
President Taft today issued a procla-
mation calling congress lnextraordlnary
session March IS. While there waa noth-
ing In the call which hinted aa to the pur-
pose of the session its object has hereto-
fore been stated to be revision of the
tariff' and transact no other business. The
weather calamity which overtook the NS-.
tional capltol on inauguration .day how-
ever has created such a general nubile
demand for a change of date for the In-
auguration that the opinion to act on this
matter by congress la general. President
Taft today conferred with the joint com-
mittee of representatives of National and
state dooms oi tne conservauon oooy.
with the result that while no statement
waa Issued the Information was imparted
that the work would so on. The precise
work at isaus Is expected to be that con
gress has proniDitea ear national ex-
pense being Incurred for the commission.
The position of the execatlvs la said to
be that the commission was appointed by
President Roosevelt as consulting body
on .the question of conserving natural re-
sources of the State and that the States
Indicated their willingness for co-operation
by appointing consulting ootnmittees.
That such an arrangement can be carried
on without congressional approval and
without Federal expense seams to be the
decision reached. .
DAT OF HANDSHAKING.
President Taft's second .day at the
White House like tha first. . waa one of
handshaking and gladsome words. The
demands upon bis time in the famous
East room were constant . Delegation
after delegation Was received. Bis meth-
ods In the art of mixing was demon-
strated to be different from those of
President Roosevelt. Mr. Taft takes much
more time - than did his predecessor in
making the acquaintance 'of hla callers
and Insists on knowing not only their fuU
name but their residence and matters or
family history- The result "Is said to be
that it require as much time for him to
meet ten men as It did Mr. Rooserelt to
extend a greeting and handshake . to a
hundred - . -
Th. mhmmv' n sHmtnlsfMpfna the oath.
of office to the six members of the cab-
lnet who presented themselves today "was
witnessed A by President. ' Tart -nis secre-
tary Fred Carpenter; Richard Harlan
and John Barrett director of the bureau
of Americas republics. The oath was
administered by Chief Justice. Fuller of
the sopreme court .The incident recalled
to the new president the incident of his
ms oath at tha Inauguration. The chief
Justice la reading the oath obligated Mr. j
1 art "to taitnruiiy execute tne. constitu-
tion" Instead of the "office of president'
This slip has been a subject of pleasant-
ry between Mr. Taft and hla seoretaxy of
state who. ft Is said remarked at the
time I aa nnderteae to Mr. Taft 'don't
do It The oath however la consid-
er ssmdently binding. .
MET THE CORRESPONDENTS.
Mr. Taft had hla first conference aa
president with the corps of Washington
newspaper correspondents at the close of
the day. Be greeted the score or more
of men personally and stated that In
fairness to himself it Would tie hla soUsr
that quotation marks should not embrace
statements of news which might be given
out at the White House when he de-
sired to make a formal - statement it
would he said be addressed to congress
or be embraced ia a speech. This policy
is a continuation of that which the presi-
dent not to be quoted In the public prints
In any case except a formal statement
Mr. Taft would give no expression for
publication on the subject of changing
the date of the inauguration.
William Loeb Jr. whose nomination to
be collector of the port of New York was
confirmed today waa presented with a
stiver loving cup by the official staff of
the White Honse.
Members of the Taft family who are In
the city dined at the White House to-
night as the guests of the president and
Mrs. Taft ;
BAJSTQUET FOB DICXINSOH
Will Be Giren at Chicago in Honor
of Hi Selection for Cabinet
XAttaciotti Prtss Report.)
CHICAGO -March 6. A banquet - in
honor of Jacob M. Dickinson whose se-
lection aa secretary of war la regarded
as an honor both to Tennessee and Chi-
cago will be given by the Iroquois dob
here next Tuesday. The club ia a demo-
cratic organisation of which Mr. Dickin-
son has Ions been a member. Former
Mayor Dunne created a sensation by re-
fusing to attend. In a long letter he said
Mr. Dickinson had gone over to the re-
fiublican party and that it waa highly
n consistent If not ridiculous for a demo-
cratic organisation to extend Its con-
gratulatkma to a member who has aban
doned the party.
Judge Dickinson flatly denied Mr.
"I haVe always been a democrat and am
still one" he said adding after a mo-
ment "although I did not vote for
Edgar B. Tolman president of the club
issued the following statement:
KO FOUTiaTlNVOLVED. '
"The banquet to Judge Dickinson ia
tendered by the Iroquois club aa a per-
sonal expression of tha regards to one
of its most loyal and distinguished mem-
bers. . ;
"No political question is Involved In It
"We honor him for his distinguished
personal career' hla intellectual attain-
ments and hla genial and attractive per-
sonality. We are not wining to allow
him to depart from our midst without an
expression of our continued friendship
merely because he baa been chosen to
represent the Southern people in office as
secretary of war."
Mr. Dickinson Was tha guest of honor
tonight at a banquet tendered him by bis
close associates of the Illinois Central
railroad. J. T. Hatahan. president of the
road was toastmaster. Talking to mem-
bers today Judge Dickinson expressed
himself in favor of a formidable navy.
Asked if he believed our present land
forces should be Increased the secretary
said he had given the subject little
thought i f
"In a general way I believe the evi-
dence of the ability of a people to take
care of themselves la ease at war is one
of the strongest factors hj maintaining
peace" he said. "There Is no suggestlou
of international unpleasantness on the
h orison apparent to me. Wtta President
Taft at the head of our people there is
every assurance that hla administration
will do every proper thing to mantaln
friendly International relations and as-
sure ths peace of the world.''
; Assistant to Wlokertliajn.'
4iwrsji An Kajr
; WASHINGTON March . 4-The .: first
nova to the oaoartiuaat' of joatiee f
DRY GOODS CO.
to the substitution try President Taft of
George . Wlckersham for Charles O.
Bonaparte as attorney general was the
promotion of Henry C. Gausse from nri-
vate secretary to the attorney general
to do assistant to tne attorney general
for the investigation of real estate titles
in the District of Columbia. Mr. Gausse
has already begun the discharge of his
VAVT DEPARTMENT CHANGES.
Washington Newspaper Kan It Sec-
retary to Secretary Meyer.
lAtsociittd Prtu RtforU) '
WASHINGTON March The reor-
ganisation of the navy department as a
result of the change of administration
was completed this afternoon. Beekman
Wlnthrop assistant secretary of the
treasury under President Roosevelt took
the oath of office as assistant secretary
Of the navy succeeding Herbert I. Sat-
terley. who returns to New York. Secre-
tary Meyer the new chief of the navy
Installed Charles E. Taylor a Washing-
ton newspaper man as hla private secre-
tary. Mr. Taylor comes from Massachu-
setts. Don M. Carr of Canton Ohio was to-
day appointed secretary to Richard M.
Balltnger the new secretary of the In-
terior. Temporary Appointments
lAitocittti Prtu Retort.)
WASHINGTON March t-The president
today signed the following appointment
so that terms of court may be held the
destinations it is stated at the White
House having no reference as to perma-
Edgar E. Warror to be United States!
attorney for South Dakota.
Oscar E. Hundely. to be United States
Sdge for the Northern district of Ala-
ma. Milton D. Purdy. to be United States
Judge for the Northern district of Min-
nesota. . Governor! Left Washington.
Associated Prtu Report.)
WASHINGTON March . Among the
prominent guests at the inauguration
who left for their homes today were
Governors Draper of Massachusetts
peneen of Illinois and Sanders of Louis-
iana with their staffs.
TWO SOTJTHEKN. NAVT YARDS
May Again Be Opened After Invert.-
igation by Government. -
i (Associated Prtu Report.)
WASHINGTON March l.-As a result
of appeals to President Taft and Secre-
tary of the Navy Meyer by a Southern
delegation consisting of Senators Foster
and McEtiery Representatives Broussard
Pujo and Eetoptnal 'and Representative-elect'-
Wlckllffe of Louisiana and Sena-
tors Taliaferro and Fletcher of Florida.
the first business to come before the new
naval secretary was . the reconsideration
of the order closing the navy yards at
New - Orleans and Pensacola. As the
Southern . delegation left it was stated
that the new secretary would investigate
the -facts ooneernlng the yards and would
refer to the law. officials of the govern
ment' the ' legal i Questions which have
rt ' W '-. ' ! ;
' ' ConuniMion Will ContinM. - ;
(Associate Prtu Report.) ?i yj ' .
' WASHINGTON. . March tTbe eon-
aervatlon oommlssioa wlll continue Its ex-
Istence under the Taft administration.
This conclusion waa rsacoed today at a
conference between President Taft and
the members of the Joint Committee rep-
resenting the State eonssrvatloa organisa-
tion aad the National organisation ap-
pointed last Deoemberv v - '
Burton' Chairman of ComiiilisicB.
WASHINGTON MarcH 1-The National
inttsftrAyg. wuiii lesion aeis .... ja. firsts
Is especially raluabia during the
when outdoor occupations
GRASS STAIRS MOD STAIRS "J
ao CAIXODS SPOTS
staid to It. end it Is parthntlarly agree
able when need In the bath after vletor .
'eVaX OtOCERS AKD MtVQGUXm
meeting today. Senator Burton of Ohio .
was elected chairman and Senator Gal-
llnger of New Hampshire waa elected vice
chairman. . A committee was - appointed
iv iwun in necessary clerical
ance for the commission.
BANK ' EXAMINES. "AT ' LAioE
7. K. Logan of Texas Appointed by
me uomptrouer. t
(Associate Preee Report.) .
nanninuivni aaarcn a -comptroller "
of tha Currency Murray today appointed
J. M. Logan one of the National board '
" c si vans examiner 1
at large. The comptroller has decided to -
appoint four such examiners Edwin ; Jr.
" a j"a WAafcsjaaaaaaaea fa SMUWlal
I.- lu..... w . . - ... -n
20000 for (tonimiasion.
(Associated Prtss Report.)
Washington March . An appro ;
priatton of tJO.000 was provided during; :
the closing hours of congreas for the ex-
pensee of a commission composed of
Robert C. Ogden. Jacob B. Hollander and V
Booker T. Washington designated by
the state department to Investigate con- a
dltions In Liberia. This action which '"-
met with the approval of the British gov
eminent resulted from a visit to thl '
country last" year of several of the of- '
iuii us ine mpsouo ox iioena and -
significance than to
republic to better Its flnanlal condition
B0OSEVELT DENIES BEP0BTEBS
Befrued to Talk for Publication d
v Coming African Hunt
(Auociated Press Reyort.) '
OTBTER BAT. It. I. March t No call-i
era were received by former President
Roosevelt today. Ha spent the forenoon
Indoors reading and attending to his oor-
respondents and the afternoon la the!
woods back of his home chopping down1:
trees. Colonel Roosevelt imnHnu. hi...
policy of refusing to talk for publication.'
ana win ejsuuse neuner ine oetails Of
hla African trip nor what la transpiring '
Plana aro being made by the residenta -
Of Oyster Bay to hold a farewell reoep-';
iion i or tne rormer president- and Mr.'
.Roosevelt on the -era of Mr. Rooseveirg- '
departure for. Africa .. ' 5 v v 11 .
STBTJ CK BT ?AIIINa E1EYAT0B (
Henry Moore Is-Badly Hut buti'
. :' . Will Becover. -y
tHotutonPcHSpitiai.. : t . ; '
SOTJR.LAKJO Texas March 1 Henry r'. ;'
Moore driller (or the Producers Oil com V '
pany on one of their rigs' in the'Tetaa
holdings net with a pamrul aocident this "
morning about I o'clock while engaged at " ' i
work on one of the Producers' wells. The"
sucker rod elevators became detached at-
the third girth and. fell striking Mr. '
Moore in the face and over hla eyes while
be was looking upward - watching i the
progress of the elevator. Hla wounds
are serious but aot fatal He' was Imme-
diately attended by phyaleiaas aad U now ' ''
regtnf easy at hi home
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