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mtS Ctttzm, WKbNEsMi', 3L11' if, ifiil,
Senate Will Follow the
House's Lead and Pass
By JAMES A. E11GEKTON.
jT Iiist we are to have direct elw-
fjL tlon of senators, not only in
g1 n few of the states, ns now.
but In all of the states. This
will put another crimp In Uncle Joe
Camion and give "the interests" a
case of the collywabhles. For twent
years wc hare been trying to put thif
thine; over, but the senate Itself got
across the track. It is a striking co
Incidence that we nro adopting the re
form at the very time the English are
doing things to the house of lords
utter which the senate was modeled.
Some of us thought we had won
victory at the last session, but we wort
just four votes too previous. Now a
larce bunch of statesmen from the rod
tiaudstone period the Hales, Aldriches
Depews, Kuans, Itulkeleys, St-oiK
Dicks, Iturrowses, Warners, Carters.
IMIeses, Flints and youngs have tie
parted Into ancient history, and a Levy
of progressive Democrats and Repub
licans have arrived In their place,
giving assurance that this time theie
will be a different story.
Some people seem to think a thing is
good simply because handed down
from the carboniferous age. If Cod
bad been of the same mind the eaith
would still be Inhabited by diplodo
cuses, ichthyosauruses and ringtailed
monsters. Progress got into the gai. e
however, and now we have people that
smoke cigarettes and go to moving pi
Progress Finally Wins.
.Rut it took progress a long time t
make a dent on the senate. It cou'd
get the best of the pterodactyl, tl
mammoth and the cave man. but tin1
senate detled It. Progress had tic
troglodyte groggy after the first few
rounds, but It never foazed the senate
'As the fathers made it, so is it toda.t
except that It has more money. I
the days of Washington and Adiiin-
tlio senate was long on back hair, hi
the time of Webster and Clay It was
long on oratory, and at present It U
long on bank books and the sto 1;
market. Sometimes also It Is short . i
the market, but that Is only when I r -
inside Information Is bearish. 'I'll'' '
senate is a dignified body, willing to I
represent any one that looks like ready
money. It has a brand of courto- l
that, like charity, covers a multitud ;
The senate has a rule against ar ,
plause. but seldom has to enforce i
since nobody wants to applaud. It I)
no written rule against reform, but a i
unwritten one that Is as strong as the
laws of the Medes and Persians. I d
not know how strong the laws of tl
Modes and Persians were, and nelf i
does anybody else that talks aboo
(hem, but It Is a good phrase that b.i
long done service. It Is safe to sa
that they were stronger, for example
than the criminal clause of the antt
Most senators look like perfect Ij
nice men and are not at all lmposim:
In appearance unless one looks ai
their rolls. By pockothook measure
their greatness Is of tremendous girth
There are more millionaires In the sen
ate than In any other body of eipial
size. They also look imposing to their
constituents, and for n reason. The
way they impose on these poor people
Is something scandalous.
A senator is a big noise In Washing
ton, where money talks. If you do not
believe that money talks in Washing
ton you should attend one of Its social
functions or a session of congress.
There are a few other talkers in the
town, but for persuasive orntory mon
ey has them all tied to the post. To
others may be more garrulous and
have more rhetorical frills, but tb
long green brother Is the vote getter
When he makes a remark something'
lorimer and Bailey.
One of the members of the reuate I
I.oriiner of Illinois, and (mother is Ila!
ley of Texas. These gentlemen belong
to different political parties, but wh:f
are party lines between friends? Hal
ley once resigned, and a few of u
were de'uded Into giving three cheers
thinking that he meant it, but it win
too good to be true. There were alst.
persistent efforts to have I.oriiner re
sign, with nothing doing. Lorimer hail
too much trouble being elected and In
keeping electei! to resign. Perhaps l
is Just as well that ho did not. Tlnr
would have spoiled a most Interesting
investigation nt Springfield and an
other and more Interesting ono yet to
bo pulled off by the senate.
The Lorimer case had not a llttb
to do In crystallizing sentiment fo
direct election of senators. Publl
opinion was nlready for the change
In a languid sort of way, but this
made It bristle and show Its teotli
Now everybody Is for the proposition
or everybody except Senator Ileyburn,
I'ncle Joe Cannon and a few otheis.
The house has passed It by an iin
mense majority, enough of the states
have Indorsed' it to compel a consti
tutional convention, and the senate Is
driven into a corner and must needs
accept it willy nllly. It has been a
long fight, and the outcome shows that
public opinion can Anally have its way
I II. 8. 1118 ,
mn flnrmn more
ULU UUflHU LUfltO
Approval by Three-fourths
of the States Con
If it keeps of the same mind lutiv
House Passed It.
To bring about popular e'e tlon o'
senators will require a constitution!!,
amendment, which must pass both
houses of congress by n two-thirds run
Jorlty and bo ratified by the leglsla
tures of three-fourths of the state.
The house majority was so overwhelm
lug that II was almost brutal to re
cord It. There were only Ki votes !
the negative against 21)0 in the nlllnnn
tlve. Among lhos voting "no" wit
former Speaker Cannon and Minor. t
Lender Mann. P.oth made speechc
attacking the measure. Mann said tha
If this amendment were adopted I.
would be but a short time until tin
senators would be elected accoriVnu
to population. Cooper of Wlscrnsln
mildly suggested that this could uevi"
be done under the constitution, and
Mann rather vehemently asserted tin1
It could. Cooper then got a roar on
of the house by reading from the cn
stltution the provision that the bal
of representation of two senators fnur
each state never can be changed unt'l
iivery state consents.
When the measure reached the sci
ate Its enemies had It referred to th
committee on privileges and clcetlnt:
while Its friends were not looking
This is the committee that has chloro
formed every similar resolution slm e
the year one. Several times the Iioum
has passed an amendment provid
for direct election of senators, ofic i
by a unanimous vote, only to have i
put to sleep In the senate commit!
on privileges nnd elections. Last ses
sion Senator Borah changed the lin k
of the measure by having it referred
to the Judiciary committee, which re
ported It favorably. As soon as the
advocates of popular elections nwak
ened to the fact that their pet bl):
was going the old chloroform rout.'
they raised the long yell, moved to re
consider, carried the motion and It.it,
the bill sent to the Judiciary commit
tee, which made a favorable report,
just as It did in the last session. Till
assures the passage of tho resolution
by tho senate. That three-fourths of
the states will approve It goes without
One Danger Point.
There Is Just one danger point. This
is the Sutherland amendment. In the
last session It was tho Sutherland
amendment that defeated the bill. It
is innocent enough on its face, being
n simple proviso that tho federal gov
ernment shall hnve charge of all sena
torial elections, The southern sena
tors say there Is an African in this
particular legislative wood pile. They
charge that the amendment opens the
way for another force bill; hence when
tho enemies of popular election of
tenators put that amendment In the
bill last time the southern sun.iinr .
who naturally favi.iv.l il:. nie.tsii.i
turned tall and defeated It. 'lh.il u-.ir-fine
work for the foes of pop lmr eie.
tlons. Now they are trjing to do the
Fame thing again. They failed In the
house, failed again in the senate Ju
diciary committee and are carrying
thelr fight to the open senate. So
plausible is the Sutherland amend
ment that even Theodore Roosevelt
wns led to Bay a word in Its behalf.
Yet its incorporation in the direct elec
tions bill would probably mean the
failure of the cntiro measure in thl
congress, as It did In the last.
That sort of defeat by indirection
can hardly bo brought nbout twice.
Even if the Sutherland amendment
should bo adopted by the senate, which
Is not probable, the friends of the hill
might still pass it in the belief that
the objectionable clause would be cut
out In the house. Then the issue could
bo fought out in conference commit
tee. The Democrats and most of the
progressive Republicans oppose the
Siilherlund amendment on two grounds
first, they say It Is not offered In
good faith, but Is designed to defeat
the bill; second, that as the senators
represent the states their election
should bo controlled by the states.
Borah a Live One.
Senator llorah, who is In charge of
the bill, is conlldent that it will pass
and that the Sutherland amendment
will not bo incorporated, llorah was
in charge of the measure last session,
hut the lame ducks got the better of
htm. Now the lame ducks have limp
ed out into the cold and unnppreeln
tlvo world, and their places have been
taken by men with two good legs who
stand with both of them for popular
election of senators. For a young
man Borah is a top liner. He knows
things. He has the culture of books,
hut likewise the practical turn that
conies from contact with ilesh and
blood men. 'rhe two elements make a
strong combination. Borah possesses
the face of a cherub, but let no one be
deceived thereby, for ho Is also a nifty
fighter. He has to be since he halls
from Idaho, which Is also tho state of
Weldon Brlnton Ileyburn. Now, iley
burn wants everything that Borah
does not, and vice versa. Ileyburn is
tho kind of man that will fight all day
over a technicality. He is so antago
nistic it hurts him to agree with him
self and so obstinate he makes a Mis
rourl mule look yielding and tractable
by comparison. Ileyburn is as bitter
In opposition to popular election as
Borah Is ardent in Its favor. AVheu
tho bill was reported out a few days
ago Ileyburn objected that the com
mittee had ncted on it In tho morning,
whereas to be perfectly regular It
should have waited until afternoon, in
eonsetiuenco of which ho would fight
till he dropped In his tracks, etc.
Things like this tend to make us .11
more amiable and charitable. Borah
took it in a perfectly angelic way, how
ever, and went on boosting the bill.
Even If the senate should reject
popular election of Its members the
states and tho people will compel the
passago of tho amendment. The con
stitution provides two ways whereby
It may bo amended first, t;ho two
houses of congress may lnltiato the
amendment by a two-thirds majority,
as already Indicated; second, two
thirds of the states may do the same
thing. In that ovent congress must
call n constitutional convention. Two
thirds of the state legislatures linve
nlready petitioned for this amendment
thus compelling congress to act.
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