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Applause For Johnson

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Washington. Jan. 12. - Little interest was manifested in the house Tuesday in the speaker's decisión of the point of order made Monday by Mr. Dockery of Missouri against Mr. Powers" motion to recommit the Pacific railroads funding bill made after the defeat of the mc-asure. Immediately after the reading- of the journal the speaker sustained the point of order and the bill will not be recominitted. Johnson of California renlied in the house to anattackmadeuponhinïbyMaguire in The Record Tuesday morning ín a sensational as well as a pathetic speech, in which he admitted that he (Johnson) had been indicted in New York thirty years ago; but said he had gone to California and paid back every dollar he owed. His voice shook as he told of his early troubles, and he got a heaity round of applause. Only a few senators were present Avhen the senate met. Almost immediately after the reading of the journal, on motion of Shervnan, chairrrian of the committee on foreign relations, an executive session lasting twenty minutes was held. The senate concurred in the house amendments to the bill to conform to and ratify the construction of a bridge across the Red river, above Fulton. Ark., by the Texarkana and Fort Smith Railway company, and the bill pased.


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