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his home State, and the best evidence of the confidence reposed in him by the people who knew him best. After his service in the legislature and his further more intimate acquaintance with the people of our State, the record of the immense majority by which he was chosen our chief executive is more to his credit, more evidence of the qualities and characteristics that brought him success, than any words I can offer.

But, Mr. Speaker, I have been highly pleased, yea, eminently gratified to find that LLEWELLYN POWERS, after he had received all the honor that it was possible for his district and his State to confer upon him in a political sense, received here in this larger field of activity the implicit confidence and the large respect of the Members of this body, as evidenced by these eulogies which, now that he has passed through the valley of the shadow, have been so earnestly, honestly, and eloquently spoken on this occasion.

In behalf of his constituency, in behalf of the sovereign people of Maine who had honored him again and again, I want to thank the Members of this House for their words of comfort to his family and friends, and for the honor to all who have been interested in the great public career of LLEWELLYN Powers.

I want to thank the speakers further for what they have said in honor and remembrance of those whom we have sent from that State, situated as it is in the northeast corner of this great Union. It is unimportant, perhaps, in some respects, compared with other States of the Union, but I am proud to realize that, though small and unimportant, our people have been able to contribute in so large a measure to the growth, development, and glory of the American Republic.

ADDRESS OF MR. WALDO, OF NEW YORK

Mr. SPEAKER: In the death of our friend LLEWELLYN POWERS this House has met with a distinct loss.

Governor Powers was not one of the brilliant, showy Members. He seldom took part in debate, and was not himself one of the introducers of great measures. He was, however, one of the constant, laborious, unostentatious workers upon whom the real business of a legislative body rests; a man always present at the meetings of committees to which he belonged, nearly always in his seat at the opening of each daily session of the House, and an attentive listener to the discussions on the floor. During the four years that we sat together in the House Committee on Banking and Currency I came to know him well and to cherish for him a sincere friendship and regard.

He was frank and outspoken in his sentiments and did not hesitate to state strongly and vigorously his views upon measures and questions that came before that committee.

His long and successful experience in business and in public life had naturally made him somewhat conservative in regard to measures for the reformation of our banking system. But when his experience and good judgment led him to believe a change in our present system was necessary and for the best interests of the banks and the people, he was strong and unwavering in his support of such change.

He was a man of great poise and self-control, and never let his support or opposition to measures in committee or on the floor of the House become a personal matter. Everyone felt that his support or opposition was only an expression of his honest views upon a public matter, which our colleagues would not and did not allow to lessen his regard and esteem for other Members nor to interfere with their friendly relations.

He was a good man, a good friend, a valuable citizen and Member of Congress who will long be missed and his death sincerely regretted by his fellow-Members.

Mr. Gaines, of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members who desire to do so may have leave within the next twenty days to print remarks on the life, character, and services of the late Representative Powers.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from Tennessee?

There was no objection.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. In accordance with the resolutions already agreed to, and as a further mark of respect to our deceased colleague, this House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 12 o'clock noon.

Accordingly (at I o'clock and 43 minutes p. m.) the House adjourned.

PROCEEDINGS IN THE SENATE.

TUESDAY, December 8, 1908. A message from the House of Representatives, by Mr. William J. Browning, its Chief Clerk, communicated to the Senate the intelligence of the death of Hon. LLEWELLYN POWERS, late a Representative from the State of Maine, and transmitted resolutions of the House thereon.

Mr. GALLINGER. Mr. President, I venture to inquire if there are other resolutions of a similar nature to be offered. If not, in behalf of the senior Senator from Maine (Mr. Hale), I offer the following resolutions.

The Vice-President. The resolutions submitted by the Senator from New Hampshire will be read by the Secretary.

The resolutions were read, as follows:

Resolved, That the Senate has heard with deep sensibility the announcement of the death of Hon. LLEWELLYN Powers, late a Representative from the State of Maine.

Resolved, That as an additional mark of respect to the memory of the Representative whose death has been announced the Senate do now adjourn.

The VICE-PRESIDENT. The question is on agreeing to the resolutions submitted by the Senator from New Hampshire.

The resolutions were unanimously agreed to; and (at 2 o'clock p. m.) the Senate adjourned until to-morrow, Wednesday, December 9, 1908, at 12 o'clock meridian.

MONDAY, February 1, 1909. A message from the House of Representatives transmitted to the Senate resolutions commemorative of the life and public services of Hon. LLEWELLYN Powers, late a Representative from the State of Maine.

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Friday, February 5, 1909. Mr. Frye. Mr. President, I desire to give notice that on Saturday, February 27, I will ask the Senate to consider resolutions commemorative of the life and character of LLEWELLYN PowERS, late a member of the House of Representatives from the State of Maine.

SATURDAY, February 27, 1909. The Senate met at 11 o'clock a. m.

The Chaplain, Rev. Edward E. Hale, offered the following prayer:

Behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.

Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Let us pray.

Father, Thou hast taught us this by Thy word in all ages by Thy well-beloved Son. To-day we are to go back in memory to those who have served Thee here and are now serving Thee in the larger service of that other world.

O God, be with us when we interpret history. Be with us Thou, when we look into the future to see what our own duty may be in these days that are before us. Show Thy servants in the Congress, show all persons in authority in the Nation, what it is to serve the living God and to bring in Thy law for our law, Thy rule for our passion, Thy strength for our weakness, and Thy love to be with us always, that we may bear each other's burdens, that we may find the duty that comes next our hands, that we may enter into that service which is perfect freedom.

We ask it as Thine own children.

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