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rORTL-AXP, OREGON, 'WEDNESDAY, MAY 3. 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI-!0. 15.73G.
New, York Official
True to Gayno'r.
VICTIM OF CONSPIRACY CRY
City 'Chamberlain Caught in
Carnegie Trust Net.
BRIBERY IS MAIN CHARGE
Hjde Is AcruM-d of Vtlag City lc
polts to Force Banks leu Slake
Loans to Tottering Concern.
Innocent, He Tcclares.
NEW TORK. May 2. Charles H.
Hyde will resign as city chamberlain at
one.. Under Indictment and under the
fire of practically every newpaper In
New Tork. he announced tonight that,
although he la the victim of one of "the
most wicked conspiracies In the his
tory of the city," be will relinquish hla
position In order not to embarrass the
Oaynnr administration, lie baa been
the Mirer's Droteffe for rears.
Indicted secretly yesterday on two
counts, one charging bribery, the other
with taking an unlawful fee. Hyde
pleaded not guilty In the criminal
branch of the Supreme Court this
afternoon with permission to change or
withdraw the plea up to May II. and
I was released under 17500 balL
City Deposit Joggled. "
Inrestlgatlon of the Carnegie Trust
failure brought out a batch of ln
dirtments against those controlling Its
affairs, who also are said to have
boasted of their friendship with Hyde.
Various city depositories were shown
to hare made loans to the Caanegie di
rectly before or after they received city
deposits, and the prosecution will at
tempt to show that the promises of
these deposits was used as a club to
force the loans to the crippled Carnegie
Trust Company, then tottering.
About the time these loans began to
come In. the chamberlains secretary.
John V. Smith got 114.000 from the
Carnegie la the form of cashier's
checks, which he deposited to his pri
vate account. Shortly afterward he
drew s,galntt this account II J. 390 In
four checks, two of them payable to
cash and two to the city chamberlain.
The District Attorney will try to prove
that 'this transaction covered a pay
ment for services rendered.
Bank Department Tnder Fire.
The grand jury resumed Its- Investi
gation of the Carnegie trust fiasco with
Ul H. Cheney, state superintendent of
banks, as a witness. Official of the
bank will also be called to be ques
tioned as to why the Carnegie Trust
Company was not closed, although
known to be tottering.
Hyde's resignation has been In the
Mayor' hands since Saturday last. It Is
understood, but the Mayor has said
nothing, although he held an hour's
conference this afternoon with Samuel
Vntermyer, Hyde's counsel. The city
chamberlain's statement. Issued after
this conference, predicts hie complete
exoneration, but assails the District
Attorneys office and concludes as fol
lows: Conspiracy,, Says Hyde.
"While I have no fear or doubt the
whole conspiracy against me will be
laid bare in a very short time. I do
not propose to havs the administration
of Mayor Caynor embarrassed, and I
shall at once tender my resignation."
Hyde asks - the public to suspend
Judgment until the "motives behind the
prosecution are brought out. and says
that with 110 or more banlre with which
he hs had daily transactions. It is
strange that more alleged Irregulari
ties ware not brought out. If I were
capable of the-dastardly crime of be
traying the city." .
He was Indicted, he said, mainly on
the testimony of the. discredited boss.
J. G. Robin, who. he says. Is enjoying
the hospitality or the District Attor
ney's office. lie denies an alleged
transaction with the Northern Bank,
upon which one Indictment la based.
Hyde's Contention Is Loan.
The IH.eoo recelred from the iCar
cesMe Trust Company, which the prose
cution charges covered a payment for
services rendered, was In reality noth
ing more than an ordinary loan about
which there was nothing Irregular, Mr.
"Two lejns aggregating 114.000 re
ferred to as having been made by the
Carnegie Trust Company. continued
his statement, "were not made until
November and Dec-ember. 1910, which
was eight months after the deposit of.
city money In 'the Carnegie Trust Com
pany. Only one of these loans, that
of HO. 000. was made on my Indorse
ment, Business Men Knew.
"Lawyers and business men of this
community know that -for many years
.my business and property interests have
been sufficiently large "to Justify-large,
credits to me In the banks and that I
have frequently borrowed much larger
sums than 110.000."
TO CHRIS EVANS
LIFE SAVED . BY OUTLAW
COST OF CAPTUKE.
Timid Husband Compelled to Open
Cabin for "Wife Exposed to
Snow and .Hain.
SACRAMENTO. CaL. May I (Spe
cial.) When Chris Evans, train robber,
stepped out of the Folsom prison yes
terday a free man. Warden Rellley
handed him a package containing an
oldrfashioned gold signet ring. Accom
panying It was a note written in a fem
inine hand wishing him godspeed Into
his new life.
This was the sequel to an Incident
that occurred In Evans' llfewhen he
was a fugitive from Justice, being
tracked by men and bloodhounds. It
was the reward of a woman whose life
Evans had saved
Following Evans escape from the
Vlsalia Jail, he sayed one night at a
tent In the backwoods occupied by a
woodcutter and his wife, the wife lying
s'ck on the bed. The rude shelter
leaked snow and rain, while a few rods
awav stood a, comfortable mountain
cabin boarded up for the Winter.
The owner of the cabin had asked the
husband to take care of It but had
commanded him not to enter the hut.
Evans commanded .the husband at the
muszle of a rifle to break open the
cabin and make his wife comfortable
there. Evans and his companion spent
the night n the tent.
That act saved the woman's life and
made Chris Evans capture easy for the
pursuing posse. The bitter cold of the
night spent In the tent so weakened
Evans that he was an easy prey the
LIBEL SUIT FALLS FLAT
Washington Supreme Court Holds I
Court Records Privileged.
OLTMPIA. Wash- May i. (Special.)
Record on file at the Courthouse are,
privileged documents and a newspaper
may publish them without being guilty
of libel per se. held the supreme tourx
today In affirming the Whatcom County
Superior Court, which sustained the
demurrer of L. H. Darwin, business
manager of the American Reveille,
Belllngham. to the Information charg
ing him with criminal llbeL
T. 8. Hamilton, owner of the B. H- I
Furniture Company, claimed that be
cause he would not advertise. Darwin
dug np all the old conditional sales and
printed them to hurt his business. Dar
win was convicted in the Justice Court.
but won In the Superior Court and now j
Is victorious In the Supreme Court.
The court says that while the mo
tives actuating the publication were
not high, the decision must be sus
PIONEER WANTS 'SUBSIDY'
Aged Stan's Son Could Support Him,
out He Prefers Charity.
SEATTLE. Wash.. May J. (Special.)
Charity Commissioner Ed. Hannan
is put on the defensive today by
M satin Monohan. si years old. th
founder of the town of Monohan, on
Lake Sammlsh. Mr. Monohan came to
the Courthouse with a definite Idea of
what he wanted. He said he had paid
taxes 40 years, had voted the Repub
lican ticket ever since the party started
and had arrived at -the time of life
when he felt he was entitled to a "sub
sidy from the county. He demanded a
monthly pension to support his declln
lng years in peace.
Mr. Monohan said he had sons who
were well off and offer to car for him.
but one he did not like and the other
was his enemy.
'Pay ma my subsidy." he said, "and
I will not bother them." ' '
EX-MAYOR" WEDS AGAIN
Eugene Man Marries Fourth Time;
. Bride Thrice at Altar.
EUGENE. Or.. May 2. (Special.) .
Venturing for the fourth time Into mat
rimony, ex-Mayor J. D. Matlock was
married Sunday afternoon to Mrs. Mary
Vanderpoo). who waa making her third
appearance at the altar. The ceremony
waa performed at tue home of the e,x
Mayor's son and was a surprise, not
even the minister knowing he was to
perform the' ceremony until he was
handed the license.
Mr. Matlock has ust retired from the
Mayor's office after having completed
two terms. He Is Quite well known
over the state, having delivered on sev- I f
eral occasions a series of temperance I
lectures pointing out and praising the I
manner In which Eugene handles the I J
enforcement or toe liquor laws. Mr.
and Mrs. Matlock will leave In a short
time on a honeymoon trip through
Europe, planning to be gone for
MRS. GATES GETS DECREE
Husband's Defense to. Heport of
Referee If Only Formal.
NEW TORK. May 2. Opeclal.) Su
preme Court Justice Gerard signed an
Interlocutory decree of divorce ' today
for Mrs. Mary W. Gates In her suit
against Charles G. Gates, upon the re
port of David Leventrltt. who was ref
eree In the proceedings.
Counsel for Gates did not oppose
motion to confirm the referee's decree
and It Is understood that only a formal
defense was made. Mrs. Gates waa
Miss Martin, but she took the name of
Edgar when her mother waa married
to a St. Louis manufacturer of that
name. She narrled .Gates IS years ago.
on Court Methods.
DISORDER MARKS SESSION
Unruliness Furnishes New Ex
perience to New Yorker.
INFORMER FACES S0RTIN0
I no frequent interruption rTom
Tells Again Story pf Mur
der of Cuocculos.
VITERBO. Italy. May 2. Two feat
ures today made the Csmorr'st trial of
more than ordinary . Interest These
were the presence-of George B. Me
Clellan. ex-Mayor of New Tork. In
whose term of office Lieutenant Petro
slno arrested Enrico Aifano, the alleged
head of the Camorra. for which Petro-
slno Is believed to have paid the pen
alty of his life and the confrontation
of Abbatemagglo, the Informer, by Cor
rada Sortsno, whom he accused of be
Ins: one of the actual assassins of
The scenes of disorder were even
more marked than usual, the prisoners
In the cage Interrupting the witness
incessantly, and shouting curses on his
head. But through It all, the sitting
continued and Abbatemagglo told
again the story of the Camorra and
details of the crime. .
McClellan Makes Comment,
Mr. McClellan. who appeared to be
an object of great interest to the pris
oners, remarked on the unusual meth
ods of the court, which he considered.
however. In many respects admirable.
While Abbatemagglo repeated the
details of the murder of Cuoccolo.
Sortlno stood before htm and at times
It seemed as though the two men were
about to spring at each other. Cara
bineers were placed between them and
the twowere forced to content them
selves with baneful glances and the
clinching of hands.
Though the morning session was
stormy, that In the afternoon presented
still more disturbed conditions.
Sortlno Defends Himself.
Several times a violent scene was
prevented only by the Intervention of
guards. Sortlno defended himself with
skill, and pointed out contradltlons and
Impossibilities In the statement of the
Informer. He Ironically called atten
tion to the fact that Abbatemagglo, in
his accusation, had said those directly
concerned In the murder had changed
their clothes with the exception of
Sortlno. although he was guilty of two
murders. It was ridiculous to say that
he wore a false beard, because until
May, ISO 5, he had a natural one. and
therefore the false beard would have
rendered him unrecognisable to the po
lice. Abbatemagglo Interrupted at this
"Thirteen months later all the police
who knew you had been changed" (the
(Continued on ptr 2.)
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INDEX TO TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, E9
degrees: minimum. 51 decrees.
TODAY'S Showers; southwesterly winds.
Almost all of western Mexico falls Into
rebel hands and Americans flee to bor
der. Pace 2.
Cceds refuse to fall into arms of men in
commencement play. Fage 1.
Judge BOTdwell probably will try dynamit
ing cases. Page 5.
Funeral of oldest daughter of late Marcus
Daly Is held In New York. Face a.
Trial of Diets family begins. Diets conduct
ing his own defense, face s-
City Chamberlain Hy.de, of New York, in
dicted for Carnegie Trust frauds, re
signs, protesting innocence. Page 1.
Woman grateful to outlaw who saved her
life at cost of liberty. Page 1.
Lorlmer forces score victory in court.
Bribetaking Ohio Legislators are not al
lowed Immunity baths. ' Page T.
Long strike threatened In Pennsylvania
railroad shops, page 9.
Wife of Sidney C. Love, ex-mllllonairo
broker secures summons for him . in di
vorce suit- Page 1.
"Uncle Joe" Cannon, Representative Long
worth and othes have hot debate on
whiskers vs. bald head. Page 1.
Ex-Mayor McClellan sees wild disorder at
Camorrlst trial. Page 1.
Sheepmen are barred from Government re
serves. Page 6.
State and Federal authorities agree upon
plans for survey of Oregon. Page e.
Washington State Mllltla fight is settled.
Tacoma recall election proves fruitless and
another will be held. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon hay crop backward and market
nrit er. Page 21.
All around advance la Chicago wheat mar-
icei. Face jl.
Western sheepmen demand higher prices
for new wool. Page 21.
Reactionary movement in stock market
Columbia River millmen taking second
place, with (.rays Harbor men leading in
shingle trade. Page 20.
Northwestern Lesgus results yesterday: Ta
coma , bpouane g; oiner games post
poned. Page 8.
Pacific Coast League results yesterday:
Portland 2. Vernon 0; Oakland S, Sac
ramento 2; San Francisco 6, lxs An
geles 3. Pass 8-
lfultnomah Club chooses official! for Na
tional amateur wrestling tournament to
be held in Portland. Page 8.
Soloman. of Portland, wins championship
billiard contest from Carney, of Sau
Francisco. Page 8.
Airship races will be held In Portland in
june says new local organisation. Pages.
Portland and Vicinity.
Census shows one-fourth of Oregon's In
creased population went on farms.
District Attorney McCourt flies application
in reaerai court ror new trial of Post
offlce condemnation site suit. Page 11.
Farmers urged to try growing mllo maize
in oner regiona Fage zu.
Rlgtvi of private corporation to charge fee
maintaining law library to be tested
in suit. Pass 12.
Fire damages third and fourth floors of
Commercial block. Pago 4.
Portland business man after tour of country
iir.as mis city leaas. Fage 14.
Msyor tells new Chief of Police he has free
nana to suppress vice. Page 14.
Gay Lombard frankly answers questions put
to nun at meeting. Fage 4.
Homer Davenport has letter written by
late father short time before end. spec
ulating upon death. Page 7.
EIGHT-HOUR LAW DEFINED
Washington Attorney-General Says
Only Emergency Can Break Rule.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. May 2. (Special.)
In an opinion given to the State
Bureau of Inspection today Assistant
Attorney-General Lyle held that a road
supervisor cannot work his men on the
road 10 hours a day and evade the
eight-hour law by paying: them for a
day and a quarter. Be says these con
tracts are void, as being: contrary to
public policy. .
The point was raised by the bringi
ng to light of the fact that some coun
ties had adopted the practice of per
mitting: men to work on the rpads 26
days a month at 10 hours a day and
then payjng them for 32 H days.
The only timt the eight-hour law
can be broken is in case Of emergency,
says, the opinion, and otherwise such
bills are not to be allowed.
IN WIFE'S SUIT
Unless He Defends Ac
tion, He Loses Her.
EX-MILLIONAIRE IN OREGON
"Most Beauwui woman in
America" Wants Freedom.
CHILD MAY CAUSE CONTEST
Complaint In Snlt of Spouse Au
thorized by Publication Sensa
tional Collapse of Chicago
Man's Fortune Recalled.
NEW TORK. May 2. (Special. Sid
ney C Love, the former millionaire
broker, will be obliged to come to New
Tork State to defend the action for a
divorce brought by Marjorle Burns Love
or permit the suit to go by default.
Supreme Court Justice Morschauser,
sitting at White Plains today, decided
that the New Tork court properly has
Jurisdiction In ,lhe case. The case in
due time -will be tried at Wh'te Plains.
Mrs. Love obtained an order from
Justice Mills, January 28, directing that
summons and complaint In her suit be
served upon her husband by publica
tion. She asserted that It -was impos
sible to serve the papers personally
upon the erstwhile Chicago and New
Tork banker, club man and horse show
exhibitor, who loet his fortune two
Two days after Mrs. Love began pro
ceedings for a divorce in this state.
Love filed a similar suit at Baker, Or
near which place he is now engaged in
the mining business.
Couple Has Child. ,
In her affidavit Mrs. Love sets forth
that she was married to Love in Chi
cago In 1307. Two years later their
child was born, while Mr. and Mrs. Love
were living at No. 1114 West Thirty
seventh street. At the time Mr. Love
was In the brokerage business, with of
fices in Chicago and No. 2 Wall street.
In March, 1909, Mrs. Love says, she
and her daughter went to Europe and
Mr. Love followed one week later; Since
that Summer Mrs. Love declares that
she has not seen her husband, and re
ceived only two letters from him. An
enthusiastic artist has described Mrs.
Love as "the most beautiful woman In
Mr. Love, In his answer, says he was
born In Iowa In 1872, that he engaged
In business In Chicago and later estab
lished branch houses in various cities.
He declares that Chicago Is his home.
Soon after his marriage, he and his
wife made their residence in the West
Thirty-seventh-street house. He says
his residence in New Tork is merely
temporary and .that he always voted in
Chicago. Now he declares his legal res
Idence Is at Baker, Or., where he has
been appointed one of the State Mining
Love Moore's Broker.
Love was broker for William H. Moore,
the railroad magnate, and at the time of
Love's failure, it was reported that he
(Continued on page 2.1
CO-EDS BALK AT
GIRLS WTLIi XOT' FALL IXTO
ARMS OF CHORCS MEX.
Girls Who Have "Agreed to Wear
Short Dresses Say They HaTe'
Gone Far Enough.
BERKELEY," Cal., May 2. (Special.)
Seventeen co-eds of the senior class
at the State University broke up a re
hearsal on the stage of the Greek The-
ater this afternoon, declining to allow
male members of the class to put their
arms around them. The objection of
the senior girls followed an attempt of
Fred Carlisle, the coach, to have the
co-eds of the "Baby Doll" choru3 of
"The Hop King," the commencement
week play of the class, fall into the
arms of male chorus men at the con
clusion of the dance.
Claiming that they were not ac
quainted with the owners of the arms,
never having been introduced to the
men, the co-eds declined the proposed
Coach Carlisle and members of the
caste attempted to smooth over the
strike of the co-eds, but they re
mained obdurate and The scene was
temporarily dropped. The girls say
they came'rup to the exigencies of the
production by appearing la short dresses
and the proposed familiarity was alto
gether lacking in dignity. The feature
will be dropped for the present unless
Carlisle is able to bring the men and
women of the chorus closer together.
RACE SUICIDE HIS TOPIC
Chicago Prelate Will Discuss Sub
ject Before Mothers. ,
CHICAGO. May 2. (Special.) Bish
op Samuel Fallows of the Reformed
Episcopal Church has some decided
views on race suicide-and is going to
tell the women who are expected to
throng St. Paul's Church on Mothers'
day, Sunday, May 14, Just what those
The Bishop is not a radical of radicals
on this subject. He calls Mr. Roosevelt
an extremist. Tet he tells with pride
that he is one of 10 children, that Mrs.
Fallows Is one of 11 and adds that
these are the Ideal sizes of families. He
has four children himself, "not half
enough," he says.
Following are some of Bishop Fal
lows' epigrams on race suicide:
Simply to have one child where you
could have half a dozen is sinful.
Tho state can't compel people to have
children; public opinion ought to do it.
Variety is the spice of life. .There's a
lot of spice in a good large family.
There's something wrong with the
American family when the foreigners
who come here average more than
three tiroes as many children.
Roosevelt goes to the extreme on
race suicide. By the way, Mrs. Alice
Longworth has not obeyed his injunc
tion, has she?
The number of children In every fam
ily should be from four. up always up
if there's bread to' feed the extra
On the wage of the average mechanic
In Chicago there is no limit to the num
ber of children a couple should have I
except that set by nature. .
In the majority of cases willful child
lessness Is due more to the wife than
MRS. SHONTS GIVES SUM
Wife of Traction Magnate Will Edu
cate Kentucky Poor.
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 2. (Special.)
Children of Breathitt and surround
ing counties in the mountains of Ken
tucky, who have lived in an atmosphere
of feud since birth, are to be educated
at the expense of Mrs. Theodore P.
Shonts, wife of the New Tork traction
magnate, who is on her way to Ken.
tucky and will meet Colonel Jack Chinn
at Paris tomorrow, for the purpose of
going over plans.
Mrs. Shonts has signified her Inten
tion of giving $500,000 toward the
building of a school for poor children
of the mountains and with donations
offered by others, this will be suffi
cient to build a Commodious house and
have sufficient funds for the paying of
a corps of able teachers.
It is said Mrs. Shonts asked President
Taft where Bhe could put J500.000 into
a school where It would do the most
good and the President advised her to
look over the Kentucky field.
MOTHERS HIT AT MORMONS
National Congress Declares Church
-Power Contrary to Law. -
WASHINGTON, May , 2. Declaring I
that wherever the Mormon organiza
tion controls, the church is in undis
puted possession of all political power
and contsary to the Federal Constitu
tlon, the National Congress of Mothers,
before closing its loth annual session
tonight, adopted resolutions urging
legislation to eliminate polygamy, re-
I ommending constitutional amendment
giving. Federal Jurisdiction over the
crime of polygamy and protesting
against the acceptance of the battle
ship Utah of the silver service bearing
the representation of Brigham Toung.
Other resolutions urge parents to
formassociatlons for child study, urge
laws prohibiting the intermarriage of
feeble-minded and degenerate persons,
denounce the use of soothing syrups
and "medicated soft drinks," and thank
President Taft for his fight against the
white slave traffic.
Taft Not Coming to Pacific.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Mav 2. President Taft has ad
vised Senator Bourne that his Summer,
plans do not include a visit to Alaska
or the Pacific Coast. He will not be
able to visit the Astoria celebration.
STATESMEN VIE IN
Which Is Worse, Bald
Head or Beard ?
MOOTED QUESTION UNDECIDED
'Uncle Joe' Cannon and 'Nick'
Longworth in Opposition.
CARTER AND TAYLOR TALK
Lawmakers With Shiny Domes and
Those With Facial Foliage Try to
Convince Press Club In Wash
ington by Argument.
WASHINGTON, Say 3-Whether
whiskers aVe a greater detriment to man
than a bald head is still a mooted ques
tion. Four of the ablest men in public
life debated the subject before the Na
tional Press Club here tonight. The bout
was under Marquis of Queensberry rules,
and when the bell rang the referee threw
up his hands in despair.
The baldheaded side of the question
was in the hands of Senator Taylor, of
Tennessee, and Representative Nicholas
Longworth, of Ohio. The "chin curtains"
found their champions in ex-Senator
Carter, of Montana, and "Uncle Joe"
Cannon, of Illinois. Messrs. Taylor and
Longworth entered the ring amid cheers.
Their hairless domes sparkled beneath
the radiance of myriad electric lights.
Senator Carter and "Uncle Joe" cannon
came with their whiskers combed for the
fray. The shouts that greeted them
Wiley Is Timekeeper.
Dr. "Pure Food" Wiley, of the De
partment of Agriculture, was chosen as
timekeeper, and each contestant was al
lowed ten minutes. Scott C. Bone rep
resented the Press Club as referee dur
ing hostilities, but gave way to Speaker
Clark, at the end.
Representative Longworth, the first
speaker, said he did not believe that a
hair on the head was worth two on the
chin. Neither was he willing to assume y
that a bald head provided he should be
considered bald was in any sense a
handicap, either in public or in private
life. Mr. Longworth asserted that on
his birthday every man has a choice be
tween hair and brains. His choice, he
said, was apparent.
"The condition of the disputants on
the other side is utterly inexcusable,"
asserted Mr. Longworth. "In olden
days whiskers were excusable they
were sworn by but nowadays they are
only sworn at.
Whiskers Held Inexcusable.
'There is no excuse for such whis
kers as those that adorn the chin or
chest of the ex-Senator from Mon
tana. I claim that whiskers are un
sanitary and I appeal to the timekeeper
to uphold me."
Senator Carter was Introduced as
'Exhibit A" for the whiskers. '
"No man," said he, "ever voluntarily
wore a bald head. A bald head is an
affliction, a standing Joke, a physical
infirmity. We pity but do not blame
Senator Carter insisted that the
beard" was the real thing. .
"No fair maiden," he said, "ever
feared a promise from a bearded man.
The beard Is a badge of manhood. The
bearded man needs only opportunity.
The first man to cut off beards was
Alexander the Great.
Measure of Warfare Brutal.
It was a brutal measure of warfare
to 'prevent antagonists from seizing
the soldiers by the beard. Let us all
wear beards and there will be no more
warfare in this troubled world of ours.
VThere is another thing about the
bald-headed man. He goes naturally to
prison without previous preparation.
The subject is ready for the work. It
takes some trouble to prepare a beard
ed man for that unfortunate habita
tion." Senator Taylor, Introduced as an
ivory-pated Moses of the Tennessee
Democracy," said that when Mr. Can
non was Speaker of the . House, he
shook pestilence and war from his hor
rid beard. He dwelt upon the nobility
of the bald peaks of the mountains and
the bald heads of the American eagles
circling about them in the atmosphere.
Coming down to bald facts, Mr. Tay
"Once I had raven tresses," said the
Senator, wistfully, "but like Autumn
leaves they left me. Ever since I lost
them I hve had a horror of hair and
supreme contempt for whiskers. On the
other hand. I have always admired a
bald head as a symbol of purity and
'Uncle Joe" Cannon said he had never
been funny in his life at least not con
sciously so and quoted from a writer
who recently was in Turkey and who
said the saddest man he found in the
empire had a bald head. He was the
When Speaker Clark was called up to
settle the dispute, he insisted Tlhat a
majority of men no longer wear whisk
ers, because they were all trying to
look like W. J. Bryan. He rather
rapped the whiskerltes when he said
a good-looking m-D could afford to
have a smooth face, while an ugly one
had better keep his beard.
"Observe, gentlemen," he concluded.
"that I have a smooth face."
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