Martin L Pratt

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LEGISLATORS RIOT m WYOMING HOUSE Rival Presiding Officers Struggle Until Separated by Their , , . Partisans. - U. S. SENATORSHIP INVOLVED Ftflht Arose Over Republican 8peak , ere Naming of Committee on -Rules -Rules and Elections. CHETEXNE. : Wvo.. Jan. 20. A riot parted n the House of Represent-Urr Represent-Urr Represent-Urr of th Wyoming- Wyoming- Legislature to-day, to-day, to-day, when Martin L. Pratt, the Speaker, and V. J. Wood, Speaker pro tem.,' both claimed the rljcht to preside. A hand-to-band hand-to-band hand-to-band hand-to-band hand-to-band light took place between the two of-Cccra. of-Cccra. of-Cccra. Tie altercation lasted fully three-quarters three-quarters three-quarters three-quarters of an hour, and included two separate encounters between Pratt and Wood. The situation was ended when leaders of both - factions announced an agreement to let the Question of authority rest until after-soon. after-soon. after-soon. With Wood sitting in the Speaker's Speaker's cfaair and Fratt wielding the gavel, . tie show of authority seemed about equal. Tbe Immediate occasion of-the of-the of-the trouble was tbe attempt of Speaker Pratt to call to the chair K. C. JIunter, Republican, of Carbon County. An appeal had been taken from the Speaker's ruling against aa offer by Democrat of substitute Rules tad Election Committees for those which rite had submitted, and In which he held the balance of power. The latter committee is to pass upon the rlrht of three Republicans to hold seats from Uintah County, and upon the outcome outcome of these contests depends largely the chances of United . States Senator Warren for re-election. re-election. re-election. Hunter took the chair and Pratt went te Hunter's seat othe floor. Judge Met. Democrat, declared that the Speaker could not designate any other than the Speaker pro tem. to take the chair, and call! upon Representative W. J Wood of Crook County, Speaker pro tem.. and a Democrat, to preside. This Wood proceeded proceeded to do, and Hunter yielded. Thereupon Pratt started to resume the chair 'himself. Wood sat in his place untJ Pratt, grasping hlgv V the shoulders, shoulders, threw bim oft tlie . ' form. Wood promptly arose and nnhiVt: ',k, and tho m-n m-n m-n struggled u Chapialu Davidson and others on t '.Uoem held them apart. - Wielding the gtrr', which he bad seized In the struggle, Piatt declared the liouse adjourned. Hating the prestige of the (Speaker's chtjr and using a paper weight for. a Kavel. Wood shouted to the sergeant at arms to clone the doors. He then railed for. a rollcall on the appeal motion. motion. Standir.g over the Chief Clerk, Ravel in hand. Pratt forbade the calling of the roll. Fratt attempted again to- to- get his own chair, and .when Representative Sproul, who has heretofore been closer to Prrtt In council than any other Democrat, attempted to Interfere, he was kicked In the stomach by the Speaker. Further violence was averted. On convening at 2 o'clock the House was called to order by Speaker Pratt. A motion was at once carried to adjourn until to-morrow. to-morrow. to-morrow. This leaves the confirmation confirmation of Pratt's committees still unsettled. unsettled. ALLISON LEADS IN NASHVILLE. Gets 53 Votes for Long Term, Neal 54 for Short Term. NASHVILLE. Tenn., Jan. 20-" 20-" 20-" Regular Regular " Democrats In the Tennessee Legislature Legislature to-day. to-day. to-day. threw their strength to Chancellor John Allison In balloting for the long-term long-term long-term Senatorshlp. There was no election. Chancellor Allison received S3 votes. His In . were with took inquire Timothy ran. H. lam at o tlon that HIP Bay either one of famous tires and get more positive against skidding obtain elsewhere unequalled tire durability that can from building tires four-factory cooperative units ststm tc new rens I,

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 21 Jan 1913, Tue,
  3. Page 11

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