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THE M0RM5G OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1907.
HOT WORDS LEAD
Democratic Leaders Fight
With Fists on Floor
'. of House.
LIE GIVEN BY M1SS0URIAN
Quarrel Over Place on Committee
Breaks Out After Adjournment:
Combatants Forcibly Separated
While Women Look On.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19. The spirit of
rivalry that for five years has alternately
smoldered and blazed between John
Sharp Williams, of Mississippi, leader of
the minority, and David A. De Armond,
of Missouri, culminated in a list fight to
day on the floor of the House of Repre
sentatives. The blows of De Armond
caused blood to flow down the face of
Williams and only the forcible Interven
tion of friends cut the combat short. De
Armond bore away a scuffed nose,
Williams Strikes First Blow.
The immediate cause of the fight was
the passage of the He by De Armond
to Williams, resultant from a complaint
by the former that the minority leader
had broken faith In "burying" Booker, of
Missouri, by recommending his assign
ment by Speaker Cannon to the commit
tee on coinage, weights and measures.
According to the statements of the prin
cipals, Williams defended his action by
declaring he had been told by Booker's
colleague, Lloyd, of Missouri, that the
committee assignment would be satis
factory to Booker. De Armond ques
tioned the truth of the statement, and
after the failure of an effort to trans
fer the scene of the controversy, Will
lams struck De Armond a blow in the
face with closed fist.
Groups of Representatives were scat
tered over the floor discussing committee
appointments. In the overlooking galler
ies loitered a score or so of women and
four tfrrles that many men, viewing the
aftermath of an interesting session. Will
iams was seated at ease at the desk of
Wallace of Arkansas, on the center aisle
on the Democratic side of the house. De
Armond approached, greeted him and "ok
the- adjoining seat. At once they engaged
each other in earnest talk. They had
been thus In conversation no longer than
a few minutes when both men sprang to
their feet, shoving their chairs back and
the gentleman from Mississippi struck the
gentleman from Missouri a glancing blow
on the nose. Soma Representative called
"Look! Look at the fight!"
Vigorous Slugging Match.
Everybody looked, but so startled
were they by what they saw that no one
emed for the moment to think of rush
ing forward and stopping it.
Meantime Williams and De Armond.
wedged between two rows of desks, were
"till exchanging blows. Blood was flow
ing down. the face of the leader of the mi
nority, while De Armond was endeavoring
to grasp his opponent by the throat, at
the same time receiving and vigorously
returning blow ton .blow. .
Then everybody awoke to the unseemli
ness 'of the scene and crowded in and
made an end of It. De Armond was
seized and his arms pinioned. Williams
was pushed back against a desk and
laced about with deterrent arms. Thus
restrained, he relaxed his aggressive at
titude, but his adversary struggled In the
embrace of his friendly captors and tried
to lash out. Then De Armond Inter
rogated Williams as to what he was
excited about. Williams smilingly, though
tears of mortification stood in his eyes,
denied that he was excited and took out
a handkerchief to stanch the flow of
blood from a cut In his cheek. Presently
Williams was led away in one direction
and De Armond In an opposite direction
and both were released.
When Williams was released. ha
went Immediately to a cloak room and
while removing the stain of the combat
made the following statement:
Williams' Version of Quarrel.
"The disagreement arose over a com
mittee assignment. Mr. De Armond
called me to task for recommending his
colleague, Mr. Booker, to no mpre
prominent committee than that on
coinage, weights and measures. I re
plied that I had been given -to under
stand by Mr. Llyod that Mr. Booker
would be well- satisfied with that assign
ment. "Mr. De Armond answered to the ef
fect that I could have gained such an
idea only by the operation of my Imag
ination or by a deliberate wish to mis
understand. I suggested to him that
the floor of the House was no1 place for
a quarrel or-a scene and asked him to
desist. His answer was that ho had
never had any such understanding
with me about Mr. Booker as- I had
declared, and he added that tny subse
quent action was the result either of
error cr untruthfulness. I again sug
gested that the House was no place to
settle a personal difference of opinion.
Ho retorted that It was not a matter
of opinion, but of veracity, and said
that he did not believe I had merely
made a mistake. I then struck him,
and we exchanged blows. It Is most re
grottable that the floor should be se
lected for such an affair."
What De Armond Says.
According to De Armond the episode
arose over the correctness of a conversa
tion between himself and Williams about
. 10 days ago regarding the committee as
signments of some Missouri members and
particularly of Booker. De Armond said
he had spoken highly of Booker and of
the other members as being competent to
sit on any committee, but that he had
not specified to Williams any special com
mittee on which he wished to have Booker
or any other member placed.
This. De Armond said. Williams today
denied, saying it was a matter of recol
lection between them. Upon De Armond's
Insisting that he had not specified any
committee to which de desired to have his
colleague, assigned, Williams, he said,
brusquely replied that It was simply a
matter of recollection between the two.
"He said this." said De Armond. "In
such a way as to leave no other Inference
than the one I suggested, and I told him
I believed him to be a liar. He there
upon struck me, and I think I gave him
as good as he gave. The next thing we
When the combatants were separated,
blood was flowing down Williams' face
from a small gash In the left cheek, and
his forehead was red and also abrased.
De Armond bore no mark of the fray.
CAXXOX NAMES COMMITTEE
Oregon Members Well Placed Sev
eral New Committees.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. Speaker Can
non today announced the committee as
signments for the 60th, Congress. Many
changes from the last Congress are made,
but In the main the members who had
heretofore held important offices were re
tained In them. The ways and means
committee is as follows:
Chairman. Payne. N. T. Republicans
Dalzell. Pa.; McCall. Mass.; Hill, Conn.:
Boutelle, 111.; Watson, Ind.; Keedham. Cal.;
Calderhead. Kan.; Fordney, Mich.; Gaines,
W. Va.; Bonynge, Colo.; Longwortb, 0:
Democrats Griggs. Ga. ; Pou, N. C. ; Ken
dall, Tex.; Clarke, Mo.; Cochran, N. Y. : Un
derwood. Ala.; Granger, R. I. Twelve Re
publicans, seven Democrats.
$f the most important remaining com
mittees, the chairmen of all of which are
Republicans, the new members and the
total party representation are as follows,
with the exception of the committees on
appropriations, banking and currency and
rules, previously announced:
Agriculture Chairman, Scott, Kn. Re
publicans Cole, Ohio; Gilhams, lnd.; Mc
laughlin. Mich.; Hawley, Or.; Cook, Colo.:
Democrats Rucker, Mo. ; -Stanley. Ky. : Kef
Un. Ala.; Bell, Tex. Eleven Republicans,
Alcoholic liquor traffic Chairman, Sperry,
Conn. Republicans Harrlng. Ohio; Kuster
mann. Wis.; Pray. Mont.; Democrats He
Henry, Pa.; Sabbath, 111.; Craig, Ala. Six
Republicans, five Democrats.
Census Chairman. Crumpacker, Ind. Re
publicans Snapp. 111.; Langley, Ky. ; Bar
clay, Pa.; Democrats Godwin, N. C-: Cox,
Ind.; Hamlin, Mo.; Wilson, Pa. Ten Repub
licans, six Democrats.
Claims Chairman, Miller, Kan. Repub
licans Lllley, Conn.; Lav, N. Y.; Lind
bergh, Minn.; Hawley, Or.: Democrats
Adair, Ind.; Fulton, Okla. ; Patterson. S. C. ;
Candler, Miss. Kine Republicans, seven
Mines and mining Chairman, Huff. Pa.
Rcpublicans Forney. Mich.; French, Idaho;
Englebright, Cal.; Beats, Pa.; Douglass. O.;
Hall, S. D. ; Pray, Mont.; Democrats Bart-
lett, Nev.; Foster, 111.; Mcholls. Pa.; Hamil
ton, la. ; Hammon, Minn. Nine Republicans,
Navy Chairman, Foss, III. Republicans
Olcott, N. Y. : Ellis. Or.; Democrats
Hobson, Ala.: Talbott, Md. ; Lamar, Mo.
Twelve Republicans, seven Democrats.
Pacific railroads Chairman, Butler, Pa.
Republicans Nelson, Wis.; Dawes, Ohio; El
lis. Mo.; Smith, Cal.: Democrats Hitchcock,
Neb.; Bartlett, Nev.; Fulton, Okla. Nine
Republicans, six Democrats.
Pensions chairman, Loudenslager, N. J.
Republicans Barclay, Pa.; L&ning, - Ohio;
Wheeler. Pa.; Kennedy, la.: Democrats
Foster. 111.; Hill, Tenn. Nine Republicans,
Postof flee and post roads Chairman,
Overstreet. Ind. Republicans Huff. Pa.;
Hagsott, Colo.; Democrats Pell, Ga. Twelve
Republicans, seven Democrats.
Public buildings and grounds Chairman,
Bartholdt, Mo. Republicans Iafean, Pa.:
Harding. Ohio; Nye, Minn.; Democrats
Caldwell. 111.; McClain, Miss.; Burnette, Ala.
Ten Republicans, seven Democrats.
Public lands Chairman. Mondell. Wyo.
Republicans McGuire, Okla.-; Parsons. N.
Y. ; Pray, Mont.; Howland, Ohio: Reynolds,
Pa.; Hall, S. D. ; Democrats Hamilton, la.;
Ferris, Okla.; Craig, Ala. Hammond, Minn.
Eleven Republicans, eight Democrats.
Immigration and naturalization Chair
man, Howell. N. J. Republicans Edwards,
Ky. ; KuBtermann, Wis.; Democrats Adair.
Ind.; Sabath, 111.; O'Connell, Mass.; Rother
mael. pa. Nine Republicans, six Democrats.
Indian affairs Chairman, Sherman. N. Y.
Republicans Allen. Mo.; Campbell. Kan.;
Howell, Utah; McGuire, Okla.; Lindbergh.
Minn.; Morse, Wis.; Parker, S. D. ; Demo
crats Hitchcock, Neb.; Carter. Okla.; Cra
vens, Ark. ; Hackney, Mo.; Saunders, Va.
Eleven Republicans, four Democrats.
Industrial arts and expositions Gardner,
Mass., chairman. Republicans Miller, Kan.
Brumm, Pa.; Hlgglns, Conn.; Durey, N. Y. ;
Nelson, Wis.; Cook, ra. : Langley, Ky. ; Dem
ocrats Hamlin. Mo.; Pratt, N. J. Ten Re
publicans, six Democrats.
Insular affairs Chairman. Cooper, Wis.
Republicans Davis. Minn.; Madison, Kan.;
Washburn, Mass.; Democrats Denver, Ohio;
Peters, Mass.; Fornes, N. Y. ; Helm, Ky.
Twelve Republicans, seven Democrtas.
Interstate and foreign commerce Chair
man, Hepburn, la. Republicans Knowland,
Cal.; Hubbard, W. Va.: Democrats No
change. Twelve Republicans, six Democrats.
Irrigation of arid lands Chairman, Reed
er, Kan. Republicans Kinkald, Neb.; En
glebright. Cat: Ellis, Or.; Democrats Pet
terson, S. C. ; Hitchcock, Neb. ; Bartlett, Nev.
Eight Republicans, five Democrats.
Judiciary Chairman, Jenkins, Wis. Re
publicans Moon, Pa.: Diekema, Mich.;
Maltby, N. Y. ; Caulfield, Mo.; Democrats
Reld. Ark.; Webb. N. C. Twelve Repub
licans, six Democrats.
Labor Chairman, Gardner, N Y. Repub
licans, Madison, Kan. ; Democrats Hughes,
N. J. ; Smith.-Moi Nichols, pa.; Ranch, Ind.
Eight Republicans, five Democrats. ,
Manufactures Chairman. McMerran,
Mich. Republicans Pearre. Md. ; Edwards,
K.y. ; Barcha-nd, Pa.: Foulker. Pa.; Demo
crats McDermott, 111.; Hamlll, N. J. Seven
Republicans, five Democrats.
Merchant marine and fisheries Chairman,
Greene, Mass. Republicans Henry. Conn.:
Calder, N. Y.; Mouscr, Ohio; Falrchild. N.
Y. ; Foulker, Pa. ; -Sturgis, W. Va. ; Doug
las, Ohio; Democrats Cox, Ind. Alexander,
Mo.; Watkins, La.; Clark, Fla. Twelve Re
publicans, seven Democrats.
Military affairs Chairman, Hull la. Re
publicans Stevens. Minn.; Anthony, Kan. :
Democrats Sherwood. Ohio: Gordon, Tenn.
Twelve Republicans, seven Democrats.
Militia, Chairman, SteenerBon, Minn. Re
publicans Fuller, 111.; Denby. Mich.; Low
den, 111.; Gilhams. Ind.; A. D. James,- Ky. :
Parker, S. D. ; Democrats Ashebrook, Ohio;
Favrot, La. Nine Republicans, six Demo
Rivers and harbors Chairman, Burton,
Ohio. Republicans Birdsall, la.; Young,
Mich.: Woodyard, W. Va.; Democrats Tay
lor. Ala.; Ellerbe. s. c. Thirteen repub
licans, seven Democrats.
Republican vacancies remain unfilled in
various minor committees.
Immediately before the announcement
of the assignments by the Speaker, the
resignation was read of Knowland, of
California, and of Calderhead, of Kan
sas, from the committee on banking and
currency. The Speaker announced the
appointment of Reeder, of Kansas, and
Sperry, of Connecticut, in their stead.
While the Clerk -was reading the com
mittee announcements, the members ex
hibited unusual interest. Almost every
seat was occupied and with printed'
copies of the appointments before them
the members followed the reading closely.
Many gave evidence of satisfaction with
their assignments, but a number clearly
manifested some disappointment.
WORD "LIAR'' IN MUCH FAVOR
"Used Twice by Southerners In Con
troversies In House.
WASHINGTON, Dec 19. The word
"liar" was twice used In anger on -the
floor of the House of Representatives to
day, the first occasion being when John
Wesley Gaines of Tennessee denounced a
local paper for printing a statement re
garding his alleged Interest in the ue
diciency appropriation for seeds for free
distribution, and the second and more
serious occasion when De Armond of Mis
souri applied the epithet to John Sharp
Williams of Mississippi, the minority
leader, the two men then engaging in a
fistic encounter, which only ended when
they were forcibly separated.
During Its two hours and twenty min
utes' session the House got down to ac
tual work and transacted considerable
business. AU that had remained to make
this- possible was the announcement of
the committee appointment which was
made today by the Speaker. The several
chairman became alert with regard to
their rights, and forced the reference to
committees of several, propositions on
-which Immediate action was desired. This
was not accomplished, however, without
more or less debate, which at times grew
The first money appropriated by the
present Congress was awarded today.
The amount was $50,000, and It is to be
used in supply of the seed deficiency
caused by the destruction by fire of the
Government seed warehouse In this city.
The House will meet again on Saturday,
on which day adjournment for Christmas
holidays will be taken.
Fllossofoff, - Russian Minister.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 19. M. Fllos
sofoff. Minister of Commerce and ex
Comptroller, died suddenly at the Marie
Theater during a gala performance to
night. The cause of death was given as
apoplexy. For a long time past the Min
ister had been suffering from angina
BEND SCENIC PHOTOS EAST.
Ideal for Christmas, 243 Alder street
Dynamite" Explosion Spreads
Terror in Capital of
ABOUT 25" ARE KILLED
Powder - Magazine Blows " Up and
-. Rained Houses '-Start Conflagra
tion Many Emigrants Buried
In Lodging-House -' Debris.
PALERjro, . Dec' . 19. A terrific explc
soin occurTSSi this evening in the military
powder magazine, where a large quantity
of dynamite was stored, and was followed
by a number of lesser explosions, the
whole town being badly shaken and the
people thrown Into a panic. .
Almost immediately flames shot high In
the air and spread to the ruins of houses
that had fallen, adding greatly to the
terror of those who were in the Immediate
neighborhood of the disaster.
It is estimated that about 25 persona
were killed and a hundred others injured.
Wild rumors followed fast on the explo
sion, placing the number of killed and
wounded in the thousand?, and troops
were ordered out to aid the firemen In
clearing away the wreckage and succoring
Several houses that stood above the
magazine partially collapsed, and their
destruction was completed. by Are. One of
these was an emigrants' - lodging-house
and a number of emigrants were killed.
Palermo is the capital of Sicily and In
1901 had 309,694 people. The city was
founded by the Phoenicians several cen
turies' before Christ, and was taken by
the Romans In 254 B. C. It has many
splendid buildings, including churches,
palaces, public library, theaters and na
EXPLOSION KILLS 200 MEN
(Continued From First Page)
found places of safety and every point of
the workings will be explored at the
- The main office of the company is in
Pittsburg, and immediately on receipt of
news of the accident the officers hurried
to the mine and are leading and directing
the rescue work. Among. the officers on
the scene are: J. M. Armstrong, man
ager of the Pittsburg Coal Company; Lee
Gluck, assistant to the president; John B.
Byers, livestock manager; H. O. Ran
dolph, assistant to the general 'manager,
and Benjamin Faraday, Inspector.
About 1500 feet from the mouth of the
mine a heavy fall of roof was encoun
tered by the rescuers. It is believed
that most of the men win be found nearly
a mile and a half beyond this point.
More' Than Half Americans. .
A considerable number of the miners
were Americans, some of the officers to
night estimating that probably more than
half of the victims are Americans, as the
majority of the foreigners did not work
The Darr mine is located on the west
side of the Toughiogheny River, In West
moreland County,- along the line of the
Pittsburg & Lake Erie Railroad. 40 miles
southeast of Pittsburg and 18 miles north
west of Connellsville. It is one of the
largest of the Pittsburg Coal Company.
There Is much drunkenness here tonight,
some of the men who got a good start on
account of the holiday continuing their
carousal after the explosion in celebration
of their escape.
A new air shaft for the mine Is being
constructed, work having been started on
it several months ago. Had this been
completed. It is said, the loss of life today
would have been much less serious.
fContinued From First Page.)
amendments, that authorizing the water
bonds, was carried by a majority of only
131 votes. The other measures were all
carried by more decisive majorities, but
each issue must be fought out again ii
the amendments are ultimately held il
"This seems to be a case where the
Council has made an expensive mistake,"
remarked Mayor Lane,' in discussing
Judge Cleland's decision last night. "I
have been expecting this decision, for it
was my opinion that initiative legislation
must be Inaugurated by the people. If
this decision would not hold, it' seems to
me that the initiative and referendum
would have to go down with it.
Mast Wait, Says Mayor.
"We shall now have to continue doing
business on the same old basis and all of
the proposed improvements must be de
layed. The Water Board will have - to
charge consumers to meet the full ex
penses of the department and district im
provement of streets, if It ever comes,
will have to come at some later day.
Among other things, the members of the
Police Department who have been desig
nated as sergeants will be left by this
decision ranking as patrolmen."
"In view of Judge Cleland's decision
there is nothing for the Park Board to do
but await developments before beginning
to acquire the new park system," said
Isadore Lang, a member of - the Board.
"We have no money available to acquire
this land and will not have until this
bond issue, or another one, is at our
MAY .WITHDRAW CHARGES
(Continued From yirst Pare.)
and Count' Wartensleben, a relative of
hers, have been cited to appear..
Will Air Family Secret.
Two of the former valets of "Von Moltke
will testify regarding the martial rela
tions . of the Ill-matched pair and two
former maids of the then Countess will
speak as to her temper and general bear
ing. The whole miserable married life
of the Von Moltke couple will evidently
be gone into fully in the trial, which will
occupy three days at leapt.
Those parts of the testimony relating
to the family life of the Von Moltkes
will almost certainly be heard in pri
vate. A deep impression -was caused by the
recent uttterances of Prince von Buelow
In the iRelschtag roundly condemning the
publicity given under German lav to such
We offer a
ND1GTED FOR STEALING
BROWX AND BARTXETT EAtAl
ACCUSED OX TWO COCJfTS. '
Charge Is Embezzlement of Colton
Securities Their Lawyer
Raises Cry of Persecution.
9AN FRANCISCO. Dec 19. Indictments
charging- J. Dalzell Brown, general man
ager -of the insolvent California Safe De
posit & Trust Company, and Walter J.
Bartnett, a director in the institution and
a former vice-president of the "Western
Pacific Railroad, with two counts of em
bezzlement, were returned by the grand
jury late this afternoon. .
The first count charged Brown, as agent
and trustee, with embezzling securities
or the .estate of Ellen M. Colton, valued
at J205.000, which nad been deposited with
th trust company by Bartnett, and the
second count charges him with embezzle
ment as bailee for tho securities.
Bartnett is charged with embezzlement
as special administrator of' the estate and
Presiding Judge Coffey fixed the bail at
J200.000 bond or 1100,000 cash on each in
dictment; and assigned the cases to Judge
Dunne's department of the Superior
The preliminary examination of Bart
nett and Brown, and the determination of
the writ of habeas corpus was continued
today until tomorrow morning.
Charles A. Gray, of counsel for Bart
nett, made a strong fight In both courts
against postponement, declaring that the
defendant was being persecuted by pri
vate individuals for private reasons. .
Assistant. District Attorney Cook re
quested a continuance of the preliminary
examination in order that the grand Jury
might flnish its work today. He
opposed the Immediate hearing of the.
habeas corpus proceedings before Judge
Lawlor, on the ground that the Chief of
Police had "not yet had time to make a
BANK IiOOTED BY PRESIDENT
Searchlight,' Nevada, Has Dose f
SEARCHLIGHT. Nev., Dec. 19. At a
meeting of the depositors of the Search
light Bank & Trust Company held last
night, a committee reported that securi
ties owned by the bank have been hy
pothecated to McCormick & Co. of Salt
1-iake City forthe sum of $15,000 and it is
alleged that the money was used by
President Horner Taber In private enter
prises. It is also asserted that the Institution
has been looted of all of its negotiable
notes and securities, the same having
been hypothecated and the funds used in
the private enterprises of Taber and his
The committee states that criminal pro
ceedings will be instituted against every
one Involved In these transactions.
California Ends Holidays Dec. 21.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19. The
Bo ot our Monogram
Stationery or 100 En
graved Visiting Cards
W. G. SMITH 8 CO.
Wedding "Card Engravers
our Christmas Shopping
Gan be .done with comfort and
satisfaction by buying here and
avoiding the crush and confusion
of the Department Stores. Our
stock contains the latest ideas
only, our salesmen are com
petent, courteous and polite, and
will give you all the time you
require, while our large, light and
airy store affords plenty of light
and room, so you can shop in
comfort. Our prices are no
higher than ordinary styles else
splendid assortment of
ROBES, TRAVELING BAGS, SUIT GASES, UMBRELLAS,
STEAMER RUGS, HANDKERCHIEFS, NECKWEAR,
in fact everything that a gentleman needs
HAT, GLOVE and merchandise orders, all at our usual modest prices
financial conditions in this city and
state have practically resumed their
nOrmat condition. Governor Gillett has
annonced that after Saturday, Decem
ber 21, no more holidays will be de
clared. This action was taken after
the receipt of a resolution unanimously'
adopted by the San Francisco Clearlng
House,. declaring that the special holi
day have served their purpose and are
no longer required. Specie payments
already have virtually been resumed by
Goes Into Receivers' Hands.
CLEVELAND, Dec 19. The Glenville
Banking & Trust Company, of this city,
was placed in the hands of a receiver
this afternoon. Assets, $100,000; lia
Future of Blerchants Xatlonal Bank.
The future of the Merchants Na
tional Bank will be known upon the
return to Portland of President J.
Frank- Watson, -who is now on his way
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banR Is in the hands of Bank Examiner
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Oortelyou Xot Sq Well.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. Secretary
Cortelyou was not quite so well today.
Secretary Metcalf was able to be at his
office for a short time.
DENIES FORGERY CHARGE
Vancouver Spendthrift Syg His
Same Is- -Smith, Xot Kellar.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Dec. 19. Denying
that he is Captain D. L. Kellar, wanted
by the United States War Department on
a charge of forgery, D. L. Smith, one of
the most liberal spenders the city has ever
sheltered. Is preparing to fight extradition.
Captain D. L. Kellar. of the United States
regulars at Reno, Nev., disappeared after
a number of forgeries. Smith has been
living In Kamloops since June. A few
days ago Smith was exhibiting a check
on the Treasury Department at Washingr
ton for $92,500. This, he said, was the
net proceeds of a sale of his property In
Chicago. It is alleged that the check
which Smith offered at the bank was
stolen from the United States Quarter
master's office at Fort Sheridan, III.
DR. HANNA IS APPOINTED
"IVM Be Archbishop RIordan's Aid
;. Despite Opposition.
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. According to a
special dispatch from Rome to the New
York World. Rev. Dr. Edward J. Hanr.a,
professor of dogmatic theology in St.
Bernard's Seminary at Rochester, N. Y.,
has been appointed coadjutor archbishop
of San Francisco, In succession to the
late George Montgomery.-
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