NEWS WORTH REMEMBERING

News Worth Remembering CONGRESS convened on the 4th with a large Democratic majority in the lower house and a decreased Republican majority in the Senate. Democratic leaders who fixed the programme...

...NEWS NOTES A money loss of $5,000,000 to the state of New York and the more serious loss of historic documents that cannot be replaced were brought about on the 29th by fire in the Capitol at Albany...
...Democratic leaders who fixed the programme last week report that there will be a large saving of expense in running the special session...
...Washington officials so far are silent as to the steps that may be taken to protect these volunteer soldiers...
...Failure of the Mexican army to repulse these attacks, it is reported, would bring about active intervention by the United States troops in order to insure safety of American property...
...prohibiting payment of employees by check unless immediately convertible into cash...
...The California Legislature completed its session on the 27th after having adopted several laws that have been needed these many years...
...The public drinking cup, long recognized as a breeder of the most malignant diseases and a peril to...
...One diplomat of high rank said he and his associate diplomats could not understand how the President came to overlook the possible effect of the sudden appearance of the American army on the boundary which separates the United States from a nation with which she is at peace...
...Ambassador Bryce, representing Great Britain, and Secretary Knox of the State department are working out the details of the treaty and it is believed that the Senate soon will be called upon to approve a document that will be a long step toward universal peace...
...Begin War on Trust By merging their interests and organizing under one charter with a capital of $50,000,000 twenty-two powerful manufacturers of harvesters and general farm implements hope to compete successfully for a larger share of the world's business...
...The proposed merger includes large companies in every part of the country, including several famous concerns in Moline, Illinois...
...abrogating the common law defenses of fellow servant's negligence and assumption of risk in personal injury suits, and prohibiting racetrack gambling...
...While the fire did not reach every department, all parts of the building were damaged by smoke and water...
...Are scraps of waste allowed to accumulate near the motors or steam plant...
...The contemplated alliance of farm machinery manufacturers comes to public attention at the same time as news from Washington that an alleged combine of bituminous coal operators is to be subjected to prosecution by the federal government...
...Capitalists are uneasy, he says, and may postpone their plans for further investments in the southern countries He adds: "No one doubts the good faith of President Taft or that he speaks with perfect sincerity and without the slightest mental reservation, when he tells members of Congress who call upon him that this movement was undertaken because he had information that the situation was grave in Mexico, that American property there was threatened, and that he believed a demonstraton of this kind would avail to secure order, to prevent smuggling or filibustering, and to maintain property interests intact...
...The Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin Legislatures all are wrestling with initiative, referendum and recall bills...
...It also is promised that preliminary steps toward tariff revision will be taken...
...In conformance with action taken at the caucus preceding the convening of Congress, the legislative programme is to be limited in this special session to these important considerations: Popular election of senators, Canadian reciprocity, investigation of departments, statehood for Arizona and New Mexico, District of Columbia legislation, and publicity of campaign contributions...
...Progress of Legislatures Illinois took a forward step on the 28th when the lower house of the Legislature passed the bill requiring the exercise of proper precaution in the use of poisonous manufacturing materials...
...Chauncey Depew drops the title of Senator and James A. O'Gorman of New York City will take his place as Senator from the Empire state...
...Bills also were passed for a conservation commission to supervise the granting of water and power rights...
...Another campaign for the public health is before the same Legislature...
...Favorable signs that France also will be included in this great humanitarian project are not lacking, and it is likely that this European republic may be included in the negotiations...
...His election was secured by the Tammany men, who, after much persuasion, brought the Insurgent Democrats to their aid...
...Among the papers destroyed were the records of the city of New Amsterdam from the years 1630 to 1674...
...Women Lead Investigation The sacrifice of 150 human lives in the Asch building fire in New York has stirred several organizations to a sense of duty toward workers in large establishments...
...Wall Street Dubious That Wall Street is coming to look upon the mobilization of the troops as a mistake is the report made by Holland who writes New York financial news for the Chicago Tribune...
...The measure requires the installation of ventilating devices in factories where poisonous fumes or gases endanger the health of workers...
...When the Democrats in Washington heard of his election they asked: "Who's O'Gorman...
...Advocates of the bill claim to have a majority in the lower house...
...Beyond the fact that he long has been identified with Tammany Hall, O'Gorman has a slender political record...
...Are the doors locked while you work...
...Clerk-ships, long held to be unnecessary, and a few score sinecures of various kinds are to be dispensed with...
...Instead of giving the Speaker full power to name the committees, the new House of Representatives will name its own committees and their chairmen...
...Investigation now is under way by the Department of Justice and information already secured is said to indicate that several large operators for some time have been controlling the output and thus keeping up prices...
...Besides the municipal investigation, the Women's Trade Union League has taken active steps toward eliminating the causes for future disasters...
...Taft's Arbitration Plans President Taft's arbitration plans formed the subject of a notable interview through the United Press last week...
...Workers in these trades must be examined periodically by physicians and reports filed with the state board of health...
...The building was supposed to be fire-proof...
...According to the interview, the President hopes first to bring about the adoption of an absolute arbitration treaty between Great Britain and the United States...
...Already Wisconsin enforces the law against the common cup in railroad coaches...
...Rules, Henry, Texas...
...His salary as judge was $17,500 a year...
...Besides submitting to the people a constitutional amendment for the referendum, initiative and recall applying even to the courts, the Legislature passed the bill for the Oregon primary election system...
...Some of the more important chairmanships are: Ways and Means, Underwood, Alabama...
...Legislative News The cause of woman's suffrage now is before the lower houses of the Wisconsin and Illinois Legislatures, the Senates having passed favorably upon suffrage bills...
...Here are some of the questions asked: Do you work in a fire trap...
...Mexican Unrest Continues The insurrectos in Mexico have been true to their promise not to cease hostilities without full compliance with their demand that the present administration step down entirely or submit to a popular election...
...At the time of his election he had three more years to serve of his term on the New York Supreme court bench...
...Heavy doors that swung inward were found to be among the contributing causes of the great loss of life...
...We've never heard of him...
...Speaker Champ Clark is authority for the announcement that $182,000 a year will be saved through liberal use of the political ax...
...New York Senator Elected Tammany Hall on March 31st secured a senatorial colleague for Elihu Root...
...Action in the Senate is expected to be favorable...
...The bill, known generally as the "occupational disease bill" has the backing of the Illinois Commission of Occupational Diseases and the American Association for Labor Legislation...
...The final ballot was 112 for O'Gorman and 80 for Depew...
...Their capture, however, has served to bring about a closer and more personal interest in the movements of President Taft's troops...
...General Madero, leader of the insurrection, announced through his agents in El Paso that the army soon would march upon several towns in the north of Mexico...
...The fight grows in Illinois as the time approaches for action on these measures for representative government, while in Wisconsin the two houses are ready to vote favorably as soon as satisfactory resolutions shall be drafted...
...Are there bars on the windows...
...public health, is to be banished if the lawmakers can be brought to see the need for such legislation...
...Thousands of woman workers belong to the League and the data to be gathered, therefore, will be of vital importance...
...Are there fire-escapes on all floors...
...The Michigan Legislature is being schooled to the reform by Governor Os-born and Representative Woodworth and it is considered probable that favorable action will be taken...
...In order to secure data to be used in forcing reforms, the League has asked each of its members to answer pertinent questions regarding the conditions under which they work...
...The Independent Democrats fought hard against him but when they found that their stand was futile they dropped into line and elected the right hand man of Charles F. Murphy, Tammany boss...
...It will be a simple agreement to submit all disputes to arbitration...
...The Wisconsin bill passed in the Senate on the 30th with only four dissenting votes...
...On the 30th dispatches from El Paso gave the names and addresses of a dozen American citizens captured by the Diaz army...
...In Wisconsin, too, there is a movement to bring the public "cup of death" into disuse...
...Scores of panic-stricken girls crowded against these doors and made it impossible for those in the lead to pull them open...
...These Americans for the most part are young men who recently enlisted in the cause of the insurgents...
...limiting hours of labor for minors...
...In diplomatic circles, however, the feeling is strong that the President has made a mistake...
...Judiciary, Clayton, Alabama...
...The bill makes nominations of judges and school officials non-partisan and the party column and party circle have been eliminated from the Australian ballot...
...Under the Taft plan, the treaty will not be in the nature of an alliance...
...Are the escapes readily accessible...
...Following the defeat of William F. Sheehan, the original Tammany candidate for senator, O'Gorman was boomed...
...It also requires strict precautions in trades where leau, phosphorus and dangerous acids are used...
...All these committees were agreed upon in last week's caucus...
...NEW YORK'S CAPITOL BURNING The investigation of the New York fire has brought out the information that there were absolutely no facilities for caring for the hundreds of workers in case of emergency...
...Appropriations, Fitzgerald, New York...
...O'Gorman's election came on the sixty-third joint ballot in the New York legislature...
...A constitutional amendment granting full suffrage to women was submitted to the people for ratification...

Vol. 3 • April 1911 • No. 14


 
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