Reading from left to right those who are seated about the celebrated round table are as follows: 1. R.W. Tayler, attorney of opposition to Smoot; 2. Waldemar Van Cott, Smoot attorney; 3. A.S. Worthington, Smoot attorney; 4. F.E. Dubois, senator; 5. L.E. Overman, senator; 6. E.W. Pettus, senator; 7. J.S. Burrows, senator, chairman; 8. Reed Smoot, senator; 9. G.F. Hoar, senator; 10. A.J. Beveridge, senator; 11. C.M. Depew, senator; 12. J.B. Foraker, senator; 13. L.E. McComas, senator; 14. W.P. Dillingham, senator; 15. A.J. Hopkins, senator; absent, Senator Bailey of Texas.
The picture isn't perfect, but it gives a general sense of what the committee room looked like at the turn of the century.