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IftT M ARCHBALD
Judge Booked for Gair., Admits
After Senate Duel.
WAS THE "SILENT PARTY"
| *Ndb6dys Business If I Wished
to Give It to Him," Retorts
[Freaa Tl-e Trlbune Bureau.l
Waahlngton. Dec. 4-A clash betw-en
coanaal for Judge Kobert w. Axohbaai. of
the Commeree Court. and the manag'rs
for the House over the testlmony of the
flrst witness summoned to-day broke the
monotony of the impeachment trlal.
ahortty after Bdarard J- wiiiiams. of
Moosic. Tenn., aUaged to have been 09
sodated with Judge Arrhbahl in the
Katydid culm dunip deal, began his tes
t.mony, a. s. Worthington. attorney fof
Judge Archbald. protested agatnat the
examlnatlon condueted by Repres.-ntatlve
Webb on the ground that he was pro
l>ouqding leajling questiona.
lAter Mr. Worthington objected to the
admlsslon of the document fxecuted bf
Wlillams assignlng a two-thirds boteraal
(n the profits of the transai.?tion tO W. P.
Boiand and n "aUeht party," tha latter
admttted by Wlillams to have been Judge
Archbald himself. Mr. Worthington BOJd
it had not been shown that Judge Ar.-h
hald had any knowledge of this aasign
ment, and hinted that it was part of a
t-onsptracy to bring about his downfall.
After the qtiestlon was dlscuased for
'rearly an ho\ir. the BenatO declded to
admtt the assignment as evldence. by a
vote of t? to 6, Senator Baeon. the pre
aJ9Jgaj offlcer, declinlng to take the re
eponalbillty of paaaing on it.
^*he testimony of Willlam.?, who stood
[ at the elerated <lesk of the clerk nnd.
faced Judge Archbald. his frlend, he saio.
for thirty years. centred aoont the fir?t
artlcle of the charges. alleglng that Judge
jMrhbald had extrted hutuenoa upon of
ti<?r? or the E'ie Raiiroad. whlch then
had a lighterage case pending in his
? court, to compel them tO give an option
\< Wiiiiams on Ita BOrtlOn Of the Katy
riidL refusf- coal heaps, OWaed thfOOgh its
hanllary company, the Hillaide Coal and
i ron ?'oatpany.
Acted as Hia Friend.
Mr. Wiiiiams detlared that Judge Aich
baM had nothlng to do with fetttttg the
option further than to aci as his frlend
and recommend him to the offlcers of the
HiiiMde oonpany. Later, bowerer, under
the questions of Representative Webb, he
.-aid thut Judge archbald would have r<
ceived half of the profits reahzed from
the aalo Of the property.
? What did Judge Archbald <io for wiil'h
he was ,to recetra one-half <>f the profits
fron. the coal dtimp?" demanded Reprc
. aentatlve Webb.
"lr Mis none of anybodya business if I
? wished to give it to him,," mtoited Wiii?
To this he later added that the intercst
Of Judge Archbald resalted from "what
he did for me." and that "it was partly
through his influence that I got the op
DOLLAR DIPLOMACY WINS
American Firm Oets Large Con
tract from Rumania.
[Krom 'll.e Trlbune Bur?au. J
Washlngton, I>ec. 4?Another avMeBC4
' of the praetieal results of the ao-called
"dollar dlplomacy" of the Department of
State developed to-day when announ^e.
inent waa made that an American flrm
had been awarded bv the Rumanian gov
ernment the contract for furnlahlng a
large part of the 17i mllea of plpe to be
laid between F'rahova, in the centre of
I Rumania, and the port of Constanza, on
' the Black sea.
The Rumanian governmcnt authorized
the constructioo Of the plpe line last
Bprlng. The cettetruc-tion of the line,
whlch wo^Id be used to earry petroleum
b?twen the two polnui. was placed under
the dlrectlon of the government rallway
authorittas, and the sum of $8,600,000 waa
j approprlated to defray the cost.
Iln acce-rdance with the prlnclples of
?dollar dlplomacy" Miniater Jackson, at
Buchareat, notified the State Department
,.of the plana for the gigantlc project, and
j auhBequently addltlonal Informatlon was
i gathered for American contractore. Amer
..ican concein* took the neeeasary steps to
1 tompete for. the contracts, and Mlnlster
) Jackaon has Juet cabled that the Unlted
[ S?eel T'roduetg Company was one of the
1 eucceasful bldderfc.
HELD yOR "WIRELESS" LACK
- Captam cf the Niunidian Accuaed of
Sailing Without Proper Equipment.
BoatOn, Dec. 4?Captaln John Hall, of
the transatlantlc. steam?hlp Numldian,
was arreated here to-day, charged with
violaHng.it rerent aFt of Congress regard
Jng arircleas eqaipment on passenger car
Tne government allegea that the Numld?
ian dM'not have an airxiliary equipment
?ufflclent to send a message a hundred
rniles whep the.Fteamer salled from Bob
ton. an Oetober 5.
THE DAY IN
| Krom Th? Tnti'tne Hiir<-au 1
Washington. Decembei l
Republicana Will Reorganiza Party.
The reorganlzation of the Republkan
party along systematlc llnes, and with
substantlal flnanrial backing. bl the pur
paai of the kaders of the O. O. P., ?nd
ways and nieans are being extenslvely
dlacoaaod by inembers of the natlonal
committee and others ln Washington.
Proatdaat Tafl sounded the call for such
Mciganlzatlon in his sprech before the
l.otos Club, ln New York. and he is
heartily in sympathy with the purposes ot
tbe Republlcan leaders. Republlcan head- |
quartara wlll be eatabllshed and maln- |
tained probably in Washlngton. Whlle
Cbarlea l>. Hilles, chalrmati of the Re?
publlcan Natlonal < ?ommittee. wlll have
ultlmate supervlsion. it is purposed to
place a eompetent man who can devote
his entlre time to the rause In actual
charge. Onfl point whlch Mr. Hillea has
inslsted on is the flnnnoing of the head
quarters In a businesslike manner. so that
the dlrector. wluxver he may be, Hh?H
not ba contlnually hampered bj mixlety
as to funds with wbJeh to meet current
expenses. lt ls expected that this niove
nient will be glven matertal tmpetus at
the Republlcan dlnner whlrh wlll take
place at the Waldorf on .lannary 4. and j
whlch the President and all the party
leadari who can raacb New York wlll
attend. J. Vnn Yeehten Olcott. fx-Rcpie
seiitatlvf. was here to-day dJoeuaatBf
plans for the dinner with Mr. Hilles and
other promlnent Republirans, and may
1 i.e some formal announceinent to make
regardlng it to-monow or next day.
Among the prominent Republicana who
are taklng an actlve lnterest in the plans
for party reorganlzation are [>avld Mul
vane. ex-national commltteeman. of Kan
sns: Senatoi Handers, natlonal commlttee?
man from Taaaaaaaa; Natlonal Coaualt*
teeman Martin. of Vlrglnla; Natlonal
Commltteeman .laekaon. of Marvland. and
Yictor Rosewater. of Nebraaka. During
a Republlcan aumlnlstratlon, the White
llouae is inevltaMy a polltlral headquar
ters for that party. but with the auccea
sion of President Wllson all this will be
changed. and lt becomes Impoitant that
there be a gatherlng point for Republl
oaai visitlng the natlona! capltal. Further
naorOi lt is purposed to keep'up a eortaln
amonnt of publiclty work throughout the
Democratie adniir.istration In order that
those who deslre to k<*ep the falth may
not become the prey of false prophetg and
Fitzgerald. Carnegie and Ptnsions.
Nunierotis efforts have been made to in
duce President Taft to express his vlew*
on Andrew C'arnegl.'s propaatttOfl to pro
vkle per.slons for e.\-Pre?ldents out of the
Carnegie Foundatfon. bui without H
trsH. Ii. the flrst place. II is probable that
Mr. Taft prefers that Mr. Carnegie shall
be tba first tn learn !<i? v!ew on this gen
eious proposltion. and in the second place
it may be that Mr. Taft does not fe< I
called on at any time to express his views
to the gcnrral public. Those who know
Mr. Taft, however, ahould have llttle dif
flculty ln dlvlnlng his poeitlon. It ls a
Fafe predictlon that Mr. Taft wlll not
aaactloa tba srheme and would not 8,-eept
a i.r:,sion fi om tha CariMfta Foundaifon.
No one in the White Hou-e has been more
ptmctilions about keoplng hlmself free
from embarraeeing obllgatlons than Mr.
Taft, and the same STUpulous rare Wblcb
has always actuated his course will be
sure to govern his action now. Of course.
it may be argued that he might. now that
the end of his administratlon is so tlose
at hand. accept a pension from Mr. <"nr
nfffle. or his endowment, without BCrUpia,
but those who so argue do not know Mr.
Taft. He would. unquestionably, feel that
ba was, to cmploy a eonvenient Rrltlsh
ctrcnmlocutlon, "by way of being" under
ebllgatlon to Mr. <\irnegie during the re
mainder of his term and he would have
r.one of lt. Furthermore. a sense of con
slderation for his successor would pre
vent his sanctioning the proposal cven on
in.? last Say of his administration, for.
even if Mr. Taft consented to aiCOpt tbf
pension onlv on March 3. If the custom
thus became establlshed lt could not be
gainsaid that to some extent President
Wil?on would be under obllgatlons to the
lronnu.st'r throughout his term. Fnde,
these clrcumstancea. it ls probable tha.
DEMOCRATS BEGIN PARING
Cut Out Coramerce Court and
Washington. T>er. 4 -The flrat big sup
ply meaaure of the present session of
CongresB, the lrglslatlve, exeeutlve and
judlcla! appropristion blll, waa reported
to tht House to-day The meaaure car
rles $34,897,106 BO, a derrease of $319.
027 8* from the corresponding bill in tba
previous aeaaloii The estlmatea of the
Secretary of the Treasury. $36,614,$56 50,
were cut more than $1,000,000.
As presented to the full committee by
tba eub-commlttee whlch framed lt the
blll lnrluded n provlaion by Representa
tno Hurleson. of Texas, maklng ex
Presldents members-at-large of the
House. with a salary of $1 7.R00. But the
full committee dlsapproved and it waa
The Commerce Court asked for $64,800
for the comlng fiaeal year. but the com?
mittee would not allow the ltem. The
last leglslatlve, executive and Judielal
blll gave the court Just enough money
to rontinue it to March 4 next year.
Presldent-elect Wllson probably wlll
get the regular annual allowance of $26,
000 for travelllng expenses.
The bill wlll be ronsldered on the floor
at once and will be the ftrst supply
meaiure aent to the Henate.
Order a Case.
OU3EHT LAOER BKKfl PRBffEUT IN AMERH'A
F* pianos ?*
A very apeclal reduction of $100.00 will be made on all diacontinued
etyle* while they last
Call and avail yourself of thia rare opportunity.
New Pianos-SPECIAL.... from $200.00 l pvvard
MAIN WAREROOMS: 17 East 14th Street
Brooklyn, 350 Livingston St. Bronx, Cyprcss Ave.. 136th to 137th St
Mr. Taft learned with aome degree of ie
gret of Representative Kltzgerald's Im
placable opposltion to a federal penslon
for ex-Presidents. an opposltion whlch
some attrlbute to Tammany's lack of love
for the riaalllailt alant although Mr. WU?
?On'a supine swallowing ot the Tarr.many
tandldate for Governor of the Kmpire
State ahould entltle him to greater consld
eratlon than Mr. ritzgerald's course
would indlcate. A.s for Mr. Taft. ? f*1
eral penslon would undoubtedly be most
welcome. as he ls far from belng a man
of means. And the aame muat be true of
Mr. Wllson. who. it wlll be recallcd. on<e
applled for a Carnegie pension as an ex
Damocrats Playing Paanut Politics.
It beglns to look an if the peanut poli
tlciana on the nemocratic alde of the
Senate would have their way ln the mat?
ter of maklng a d.terinlned effort to hold
up all iiomlnations eubmitted to the Sen
ate by Prealdent Taft. This course, wl.lch
Is atoutly advociited i>> men of the QOT*.
Oarea. Raai atamp. is begtontng to re
eohre the aupport of oartain Doinarratle
Senators of a dlfferent < at, and even
Senator O'Oorman has lndlcated that he
may be a party to any filibuster Ondei -
itaken to that end. It is fraukly admltted
that strong pressure from offlcese.klnK
Democrata In every atate In the Cnlon Ia
being exerted on Demonatic Henatoia to
lnduce them to refuae to conllrm any of
Prealdent Taft's nomlnntlons. These pa
trlota frankl\ admlt that they want the
apoila for tlu-m*elvcH. and they fear that
every nomlnatlon .onttrnvd DOW will
mean one leas joh for the hungry horde
which wlil beslegr Washington m Marel
Tbera at* some Demoeratle St-m'tors who
proteat that they will stoop to no auch
mathoda and wbo aeaert that thaj win
DOt ba h party to them. but the short
seaslon Wlll be so ahort and t'.ie calendar
so crowded. espeelally with the Impeadi
ment ense taktnp up a large share of the
1lme of the upper house. that a comparu
tlveiy few Democrats can conduct a suc
ceaBful nlibuster if their colleagu.s can
be lnduce! to pfQganra a m? rely neutral
Will Prolonq Mexican Invaatigation.
Senators Smith, of Michlgan. and Kall
of New Mexico. purpoae to 1090991 their
Inve.stlRatlon of the M?xic;m revolutlon.
and to that end tnav go to the Mexh an
boundary When laet autumn they made
some atateroenta for the presa whl'h led
to dlspatchis from lalifornla assrrtlng
that they favored lnterventlon Preetdeat
Taft made It veiy cle.tr that b4 w?< not
and had no purpose of being guide.l in 991
condud of our relatlona with Masleo by
anythlng these stat.sm-'n pjtfght than or
thrreaftcr conclude, so thnt prior to
March 4 they can pror.ably do little harm.
<ven if they aecompUeh na x.i. by re
Mimlng their Invrstlgatlon. It Is intl
mated by these tn-mbrs of the 9*9944
that thoy are satlafled that General
orozco has abundant funds to OOBdOel a
prolonged flght If he aaai Bt, anL fur?
ther, that no part of his reaoun aa <r
furniahed by rltlz.iis of tha I'nlted Htat-s
it ia aiao latlatated that the latter asset
tion could not he made of the revolutlon
whlch placed T'resldent Mad.ro In pOwOr.
In this connectlon It is of Interent that
s.natnr Pall is ajenarelly cradlted arldi
being an Oraaea ?ywpathtoar
L? Follatta'a Heur of Joy.
Senator Ia Follette at l99t tmds him
self In a posltlon which affords hlm ln
tense pleaaur*-. for lt ls generally con
ceded that on hl^ declston depen.ls tha
fate of S?nator Oalllnger a aaplratlon* tO
hKt-m' ITesident pro tem. of ti.? ?enete
Mr U iWletta ai.'l hla ir.MM.K<n<
l,r,,hr.-n have preventM throughout thla
Congress the t|eettOB of a l'res!,|e?t Pro
taao af the Banate, eart if the wis.on
tln Senator would ylcld now Mr. C.al
llnger mlght .-njoy the ho. or for thla
brlef Beaalon and the compen?at.on of tM
V|C? fresld^nt. In 1190 of that of a Bcna
tor a.- well. Mr I.a Collette Is regorted
to 'be keenlv enjo> ii.R hla posltlon of
power. while Senator tialhnxe, nasJouaiy
W8trhe? the Senatorial thurnb whlcb, H
turned down. wlll defcat his ambltlon, but
1f turned up wlll make posslhle the h<-.n..r
whlch !>r. Oalllnger's OOUeagaea have
long aought to bestow upon hlm.
COMMERCE BOARD PRAISED
Aided in Solving Express Prob
lems, Says W. D. Hines.
Walker D Utaea, general 0000901 for
the Atehlaon. Topeka * H;inte l'e *>>
tem and Jolnt roun^ei fnr most of the
htg exi reas rompanles ln the general ex?
press Inquiry pendlng b.fore the Inter
state Commerce Oonmtaaton, tn 1 k-U on
"The Expreaa f'ompaiiles and the I'ub
ii.??? b.fore the piaaaea Poruai of the
West Side Young Men s Chtl.-tlan Asso
clation last evenlng.
"The commis?lon." he said, "has taken
great Interest ln the development of the
express r-ervlce and the increase of ita
efflciency. and I believe that not <>nly
the publlc but the expre?s (ompnnles wlll
derlve great and lasting benetits from
the attentlon tt is glvlng tr. the grave
abd exceedlngly dlfflc.ult probtenu whi< h
are now belng solved In exprt-s tninM
"The offlcers of the rompanles are eo
operating with the utmost slncerity with
the commlsslon ln worklng out tiese prob
lems. and they have derlved great betp
and stlmulus from the work of that BOdy,
L?t me say, however, that the ii!<reM^>
in the buslness of the express companles
has not by any means correapondingly b>
creased their net returna. but on the
contrary, the returna are v.-ry much lesa
proportlonately at preaent than ln the
Mr. Hlnes said he helleved the Inter
atate Commerce Commlsslon and the
rompanles were going to solve satlsfac
torlly to the public the tariff problems
by means of the "zonc j-ystcm."
Rails and Ties in Good Condi
tion, Says Report.
Hartford. Conn., Dec. i. -Chlef Kngineer
Bltwell of the Public rtiuties ComnUaaloo
flled to-day his report of the lnqulry into
the wreck of the Merchants' I.imited ex?
press on November l*. Me attributed Ihe
accident to a broken equalUer bar On a
diner. whlch, dragglng through a Hwlt< h,
dlaarranged the points.
The ralla, ties and awltch fasterdnga at
the place of the wreek Were in good con
dltion, he flnd.-. He eaya lt haa been
shown concluslvely that the defect In thw
equallser bar could not have been eeen at
any car lnapectlon.
Me recommenda frequent speclal ex
amlnatlon of equlpment. with u vlew of
dlscoverlng defects In rnetal parts.
GAUNT HEADS JER6EY GRANQE.
Atlantic ( ity, Dec. 4.? The State Urange
of Kew' Jersey at to-day'a seasion of the
annual convcntlon re-elccted Senator
George W. F. Gaunt. of Mulllca IIIII,
Glouceater County, to the offlee of maater.
There was no opposltion.
PRESIDENT IN FAVOR
Would Spend $50,000,000 in
River Improvement for Pro
tection Against Floods.
Boston Mayor Tells Rivers and
Harbors Congress Govern?
ment Should Own Ooun
trys Coal Mines.
| from The Trlhune Bur.au |
Wa.-hlngton. Der. 4.-President Taft,
addr-cslng the 1,500 delcgates to the Na
tional Rivers and Harbors CongresB at
Its openlng aession at 'the New Wlllard
Hotel to-day, deelared In favor of spend
ing JlO.noo.OOO or $.-/i,00n.of)0 for the improve
mmt of the Mlssissippl. but sald such
axpaadltara should not be urged for the
improvem.-nc of navlgation but for the
protection of the country against dam
ages by flood
The Presld.nt de. lared that not only
should this great sum be spent for the
Improvement of the levee aystem of the
Mlssissippl. but the work should 1>? done
by the federal government, with or with?
out tba ald of tho states. and that the
whole Imorovement should be under the
dtrecl control of the army englueers and
tba War Daaartaaaat
Wlule ba spoke >>f waterway Improve
ments In general. President Taft I onflned
his remarks alnvst entirely to the ques
tlon of whether the federal government
ahould or should not approprlate the
necessary money to Improve the Mlssis?
sippl levees for tho piotectlon of llfe and
property. Me polnted out that this Im?
provement was not of a local eharacter,
but was of intereat to the whole country,
The hlutory of the Mlsslasippi f'.ivet has
est.it.ilshed. it aaama to me, its treat
m.-nt to he cnnsldcrcd a nationnl quoa
tlon, and If 1 weie raoponafbh as I am
not golng to ba?1 would not hesltate to
taoa tbe prohiem of the Mlssissippl River
b) s.iving. not that we want a twenty
four foot waterway when we haven't tha
ooromtroa for lt. not thst we are golng
ahead Ia any aay to persuade peopk- on
the theorv that lt Is navigatlon that takea
ua there, but on the gronnd that we have
as the real object the savlng of a large
aactlon of the country, so large that it
requlrea natlonal a.-^HtHnce, and i iroold
make it an ubsolute .ondltion that the
whole Improvement. from one end to the
other, Hliould I.oanplataly under the
control of the army englneers and the
\\ ai DoparUacntf and tbal tha oontrlbu
tlouH from ea< h state jihould be m?a?
ut'.-d lti some Just way. and tli.it tl.e gov
? rt.no nl foot the dlfference, whlch under
any ronelderatlon wlll be !arge enough
The reason why we have the rlght to
approprlate t.'iO.WW.OOO for thla purpose is
thal it Ia eloaaly eonnoctad with the jurls
dl< tlon of the natlonal government over
navlgable atreama. and therehy tha gov
arnmant is better ntted. through its an>
gineer <orps and other roaana whlcb It
ha>- at Ita handa. to do the work. and ba
cause lt is of such a rhar.icter that th?
whole povernment in i ? f?t do It and the
Itatea along tha way cannot do lt Now,
I would not pr.vent the utate* from eon
trlbutinjc. aa they ought to contrlbute.
to this \?oik. wh.ch !h golng to wv.
theni: and what thev ought to do i? to
tum over the work entnely to the gov
ertiment of the I'nlted Ktatc*. and get rld
of th?'|r local ma?-hlnery that doen not
wo: k as well or as aCODOtnlcally U fed?
eral engineerlng work
MHyot Fltzgetald. of Bost'.n. ma.la the
dclaratlon ln an uddre*? that tl.e I'nlted
Staten nhould own tiie coal mines of the
oonatry. Ba did not a?ree, aoaro7ar,
v. ith Senator Townscnd, of Mlchlgan. who
had praOOSal him, that It inlght ba well
for the federal government to take pos
seaslon of dock ajtta on rivers improv.d
b) tlo gfiverntnent, so a? to kcep rall
wa\.( from preventmg water . ..mp. ti
?ii,e raitraaSa of the country eaaM not
enrry aii the baatnaoa, the Maw.r aaM,
and EhOOM have pb-ntv of water comPe
tltlOII He deelared that on $30'?0.o?0
worth of coal Boston had pald WfjtMSM
ln transportation rharges. and something
Khoild he done to Improve the rondltlon.
The government would take pos?eg?ion of
the coal nvnes of the country ln a tew
vr..rs be asserted. If thlngs kept on aa
they had bern golng during the last few
Mrs. F.lm"r '! I.nnrenee, ?.erretarv "f
the Woman's Natlonal Rivers and Har?
bors Oongress. told of the rneans being
used bf that body to arouae intereat In
waterways. If. MoU Hardlng. ronaul'
|ng englneer of the New York CMj Dork
Department, ?a\e an lllustrated lecturc
on water termlnab
Rapreaentatlva fUnaaaD, ?f i/iuisiana,
praaldeal of the conaraaa, ln ids aaaoal
addre-s < harged that rallroads monopo
li/.rd river t-rmlnals and destroyed the
OOa of thetn after Improvementa had been
naae. He quoted from t'olonel fjoethali,
In (haige of the con?*.iuctlon of the I'an
ama f'anal, to the eff.ct that three tfnMa
he had s.en Weatern rivers lmproved.
three tlmes boat llnrg establlshed as a
result of the Improvement, whlle the
aaterwny commerce Increased by leaps
and bounds. and In ev.ry <ase the boat
Hnes hai been hought by rallroads and
'CLEAN UP" B0Y GANGS
"Bottle Scarred" Police Uet
Revenge on Assailants.
f'.angs of young men and hoys who In
fest the npper BOft Slde, drop brlcks and
bottl.H upon the heads of pottoatnan and
terrorlze glrls who paas through the
streets at nlght, are to be "eleant-d up"
lf ('aptaln DoaaJakk llenty, of the Kast
67th stiert statlon, atid hla men can do It.
Sin'e November 16 they have arrasted
tea hundred of the young ganasters whosa
ages varled from fourteen to nlneteen
years. In most Instances ronvlctlons have
be. n obtalncd. Man.v of the prlsonera
over alxteen wrre taken to the police
courts. where they were found gullty of
dlsorderly fonduet and flned. The young
?r boys were aent to the rhlldreif* Court.
The police last nlght arrestrd flfteen
youngsterfl ln the preclnct. finly flve of
th-rn were more than slxteen yeara old.
C.iptnln Henry sent for thelr parents and
told them they would ha' e to keep thelr
aors ofl the ntreet>.
The cruaade is the result of Injuries re
rel.ed by bIx pollremen uttached to the
67th street station, all of whom bear
ntarks of hottlea or brltka thrown at
them from roofs. <'aptaln Henry formed
the injured men Into a sperlal squad, and
they ha\e been buay maklng arreats. The
boys are uaually to be found hanglng
about candy and clgar stores ln the croaa
streets between So< ond avenue and Ave?
RABBIT HUNTING KILLS NINE.
? leveland. Dec. 4.?The rabbit huntlng
aeaaon of twenty daya In Ohlo. whlch
began November ir> and enda to-day, coat
nlne lives. Thirty-?lght were wounded, a
large proportion of them having loat an
eye, an arm, a hand or a leg.
Urges Central Agency and Tak
jng Treasury Department Out
of Banking Business.
PRESENT SYSTEM EVIL
Need of Flexible Currency and
Reserves Pointed Out?
Deficit in Wilson's
First Year Seen.
Washinglon, Dec. 4-Strongly urgtng
radical reform of the "unreasoned and
unsclentlflc" banking and currency sys
tem of the I'nlted Statee, Franklln Mae
Yeagh. Beeretary of the Treaaury. freely
warna Congress in his annual report sub
mltted to-day that the federal government
as long as the present acheme exlsts- will
be aaaluajvaly reaponelble for the com
mercial. Induatrlal and soclal disasters
whlch flow from panics and attack. ol
rectly or Indlrectly, every home In the
The present system promotes and de
velops panlca, and leglslatlon Ia uigent.
declarea Mr. MacVeogh, in outllnlng his
ldea of the necessary general provlslons
of an adequate rellef meaaure. Aslde from
affordlng flexible and elastlc currency and
reserves, such a revislon, he says. should
brtttg the banks Into oiganired co-opera
tlon and provlde for a central agency
through whl. h they could work togethcr.
free of polltlcal or truat control.
A< cordlng to the estlmates of the Treaa?
ury Department, the Hecretary foreseeB
a dcfblt of 122.864.023, exoluslve of Pan
ama Canal expendltures, for the flaeal
year ending June 30, 1914, the flrst flscal
year of Presldent Wllson'a admlnUtratlon.
Including the canal expenBca, the denclt
is estimated at $.'2,780.4M. The canal ?x
pendltures. he adds, however. may be pald
under the law from bond aalea. The ea
timated re< elpts for that vear are $710,
000.000, while the ordlnary approprlatlons
are estlmated at $732,sr*>,0.!3 and the canal
expendlturea at g$0.174,432. I'ndoubtedly
havlng piobable tarlff revislon ln mlnd.
tha Secretary announces that these ea
timatea are based on pre?ent conditions
Surplus for Currant Yaar.
For the current flscal year, ending June
30, 1913. Mr. MacVeagh estlmates that
there wlll be a surplua of H0,2O'.'?W ex
eluslve of 1'anama < anal expendltures.
and a deficit of 11.800.000 Including the
canal transactions. Ile estimatea recelpta
for thla year at |T11,000.000 and ordln.iry'
diaburflementa at $t>70.WO,9O0.
In connection with flnanclal reform Mr
Ma?\>agh 99] s the people are helpleaa
under exlatlng evlls The present ayatem
nevi-r permlta free aetlon at any tlme, be
cauae ita liablllty to sudden constralnt
and re>trlctlon Ib always a pait of the
natlon'a flnanclal conaclousnesa.
? There never Ib a tlme," continues the
Serretary, "when there Is any long look
ahead. exeept when we are ln the mldst
of a panlc, when there Is a long look of
dlsaater ahead. There Ib never a long
look of eaae and convenlence and pros
In the .rop-moving season, Mr. Mac?
Veagh polnta out. there Ia apeclal stress
and r?stralnt Me rlnds an obje. t leason
In the conditions last autuiun. when the
banks were called upon to flnance the
movement of record-breaklng <rops, ne
cessltating the employment of nearly all
their avatlable resources under "our con
? This relief. which Is so urgently needed
by the legitlmate buameaa and enterprtse
of our people," he adda, "le not rellef
from a flnanclal eltuation bullt up by 9
nnan. ;al world Itself. but is from a aya?
tem and conditions superinduced by the
government and forced upon the buelneaa
communlty and upon American Boclety.
The banking and currency ayatem is the
product of federal law. and there can be
M rellef from lt untll rongreas acta. And
thla ia why Congieaslonal aetlon la ur
Potntlag out that the banks fortunntely
had 9*99 abk t'- flnance the crop move?
ment of the laBt autumn unalded by tha
government. the Secretary says that the
anomaloua relatlon between the Treaaury
Department Hiid the general nnamlal
world Is a part of the aystcm to be re
formed. He adda
Taklng large auins of actual money out
of the ordlnary flnanclal u?? and w?-"Kln9
lt up as a dead nuiHs ln the vaulta of the
Treaaury is a proceedlng a? unacUntlflc
and unreaaoiad u. any other oart 9f our
unreaaonad and uaaetaattna banking amt
A rellef riieasure reformtng the banking
and currency ayatem muot Inolude anwai
its naceaaary feature*. provlslons roi
never fnlllng reBer\c, and never fatllna
curraney, ?nd for the perfeot eUsti- f
and flexlblllty of both: for the p .
rnanent organWton and organlaed co.
oneratlon ol the banks. whlch are
now surfe.ing and . auslng thf na?
tlon to suffer b; reaaon o7 thel un
orcanlaed sta'?; for a central agenc\, to
preaent and art for the orgai.uad and
o operatlve hanka-thla agency tO 99 99/
, urelv free from polltlcal or trust control.
but with the' government havlng adeouate
and Intlmat* supervlskon of lt. for liirte
pedint banking unlta- so |9*apet?dea
that no one bank can be owned coi
'oned or?ahared ln rn any degroa dlreet
Iv or Indlrectly, by any other bank fo
he equality of all bank. ??tlonal M
Itate both as to Btandords and as to
fmctlons so that every requlrement
made Tf\ natlonal J?*^? -J. ?%?
plled with equally by a atate bank. ann
everv functlon or prlvllege Cnjoyod by ?
anTte Lank aball be enjoyed bya natlonal
bank for the ut llzatlon and the flul ilt>
?f hank aaaeta- for the acientlflc develop
SeWOf eRx8c'hanges-dome.tle and forelgn,
for forelgn banking aauan adjunct of our
forelgn commerce. and for taklng the
Treaaury Department out of the banking
Dlacusslng cuatoms reforms. Secretary
MacVeagh *aya that wldeapread expos
nraa by the present admlnlatratlon of
frauds have resulted in an annual sav
Ing to the government of more than $10.
(00,000. "dlattnctly an underestimate."
Cuatoma Frauda Fawer.
To show that Incomlng travellers sre
now more honestly declarlng their bag
gare as the result of reforms, the Heo
,?tary polnts out that at New York alonc
the revenues from travellers* Imports
have Increased from a yearly average of
?J?t0?S8 for the prevtous admlnlstratlon to
abo'ut $2,100,000 in 1912. Thla daaa of
frauda. he aays. had been not only con
Bplcuous. but almos"t defendtd.
Regatdlng the pendlng Inveatigatlon of
the Board of General Appralsers at New
York by a commlsslon appolnted by
Fresldent Taft. Secretary MacVeagh aays
the board haa drlfted from lta orlglnal
Inatltutlon as a board of cuatoma ravlew
withln the Treaaury Department to a
quasl-lndependence as a court outslde of
it. The department. he adda. needs a
board of general appralaers withln the
department to supervlse and unlfy tha
appratBlng work of the country
Mr. MacVeagh urgea that all collectora
and aurveyora of eustoms, naval offlcera,
appralsera and aaalatant appralsara, cul
leetora of Intarnal revanue and all lil<?
offlclals of tha Treaaury Dapartment.
whoaa appolntment requlrea conflrmation
by the Senate, be tranaferred to tha
elasalfled eivil aervlce. Complete aepara
tlon of tho Treaaury service, eapectally
the classifled part of It, from practical
pohtica ls recommended by the Secretary.
The abollUon of all aaaay offlces ln the
country. except the one at New York. Ia
urged by Mr. MacVeagh. All aaaay work,
he adds. should be done at New York or
at the mlnta.
Secretary MacVeagh announces hli ln
tentlon of reformlng the Treaaury De
partment's bualness methods by a scheme
for ?he payment of government obllga
tlona ln such a manner as to avold ex
change on government checka. He ap
partntly contcmplatea the dlatributlon of
government funds at convenlent polnta
over the country for the payment of
checks. He polnta out that penston
checks, for example, in many Inatancea
are not teally worth thelr face value be
eause the dlfflcultles of collection enforce
an exchangc charge.
Other recommendationa by the Secre?
tary Include constructlon of four revenue
cuttere and a, bullding programme of *t
least two cuttera ycarly In future; pow
er pr?MBen tor the Bureau of Kngravlng
and Printlng; provlslon for disabled and
old membera of the Ilfesavlng service; re
tlrement penalon for clvil service em
ployea; complete revlslon of the oleomat
garlne law; legislatlon for the prevention
. of the opium tiaftic. and the creatlon of
|a bureau to "aupervlse the cxpression of
laws," co-operatlng with I'ongress to
make thelr meanlng plaln to executlve
offlclals who enfoice them.
DENY PROFITS IN MAIL PAY
Roads Say Hitchcock Underesti-'
mates Their Expenses.
The committee on mall pay represent
tng 26$ rallroads made publlc a state
ment yesterday ln whlch It Is aaaerted
that the Postmaater General undereatl
m.ited the annual mall expenses and taxe.8
of the rallroads at least $9,600,000 when
he eatimated that the roads made an ex
cess proflt of $9,000,000 on mall contracts.
The rallroads aasert that the percentage
of space in pasaenger tralns taken up by
mall ia 9.2, and that in maklng his estl
mateS the Poatmaiter General flgured that
the mall spaoe was only 7.16 per cent.
No allowance was made, it waa aald,
for "wotklng apa"e," whlch waa deelared
to !*? abaolutely necejisnry. The roada de
clare that in>tead of gettlng too much for
what they glve they are very much under
It Ia further set forth In tha atate
ment that the railroada furnlshed Infor
mation sufflclent for an exact estimate,
but that space whlch should have been
ossigned as mall space was asaigned to
Try as you wlll. you cannot
make a <'hrlitmaa Olft that
cnmblnes the . harm of nov.-Ity
with that of pleasur* ?n<l bene
flt llko a barrel contalnln* 10
dozen bottles of
The King of thristmaa bev
eragea aad tha purveyor of
good wtahea, good ebeer,
good bealth and bonpitality.
Kearect Dealer or Grocar.
C.H.Kvan* * Hoaa, Hu.l.on. S.Y.'
passenger trafflo in the estlmates u.ade by
the Postmaster Onaral. Ralph Petera,
president of the Long Island Railroad. U
chalrman of the committee on railway
WIDOWS DUNjJNCLE SAM
Families of Navy Yard Work
men Want Back Pay.
One hundred and twenty-tive wldows of
workmen of the Brooklyn navy yard
gathered ln Trlnity House, No. tM Pros
pect avenue, Brooklyn, yesterday after
noon to dlscuss thelr rhan.es of reeovar
lng $30,000 in wages whlch they < lalm Ia
due them for overtlme work on the part
of thelr husbands. It meanB almost 000
to each clalmant. Thelr claims hava
been hanglng flre for more than thlrty
Oa March 21. 1*78. an order. slgned h\
R. W. Thompson, Secretary of the Xv.y,
was posted In the various navy yards,
whlch atated that elght hours would eoti
stltute a day'8 work. It sald that aajr
workman who i hose to labor ten l.ourg
a day would get a proportlonate lnereaa*
of pay. Most of tba men worked ov?r
time on the strength of the order. Dur?
ing the time It was in operatlon many
earned slx months' extra pay, but did ii"t
A blll is now under conetderatlon ln tha
I'nlted States Senate. providlng for par
tlal payment of th> se claims. This blll
has been reported out of the Claims Com?
mittee favorably. The Committee of
Navy Yaid Workmen of 187S-18W ls work
ing for its passage. At the meetlng yes?
terday eath widow was advlBed to wrlte
an appeal to the I'nlted States Senatora
and the members of Congresa. urglng
tnem to use thelr Influence for the bill.
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\ leadcr for over half a century beCOTte il has given the
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