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rVUU FINANCIAL REPORT.
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Fair Tonight and
Yesterday's Circulation, 49,888
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 1, 1912.
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Committee Takes Strong Stand Against Pro
vision in House Bill Assailing Civil
Service System for Clerks.
OTHER IMPORTANT CHANGES
RECOMMENDED IN MEASURE
Th'e legislative, executive and judicial bill, greatly changed from
the House measure, was reported to the Senate this afternoon, by Senator
Warren, chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
In sharp contrast to the action of the House Committee on Appropria
tions and of the House itself, in striking a blow at the civil service system
by limiting appointments of Government clerks and employes In the
classified service to Ave years, the Senate Committee on Appropriations
took a stand for strict adherence to the spirit of the civil service system.
Not only did the committee strike out the five-year limitation pro
vision wnich the House put into the legislative bill, but it went a step
further. It recommended in lieu of the five-year limitation an amend
ment providing for a system of efficiency ratings and for promotions and
demotions based more nearly on efficiency than at present.
Senate Stands Firm.
The action- of the Appropriations
Committee will doubtless be sanc
tioned by the Senate. That the Sen
ate will stand like a stone wall
against the flve-year limitation prop
osition and hat this proposition will
fall to the ground Is now confident
ly believed. )
The House provision Is that after
July 1. 1913, all appointments to po
sitions in the classlfled service of the
departments within the District of
Columbia shall be made, after the
probationary period of six months
has expired, for terms of five years
The following is the provision rec
ommended by the committee in lieu
JP-the.AVJe-yeai Jtrojtattpn section
stricken" from thev-House bill;
"The Civil Service Commission shalh
subject to the approval of the Presi
dent, establish a system of efficiency
ratings for the classified service In the
several executive departments In the
District of Columbia, based upon rec
ords kept In each department and In
dependent establishment with such fre
quency as to make them as nearly as
possible records of fact.
Fixes Minimum Rating.
"Such system shall provide a mini
mum ratine of efficiency which must bo
attained by an employe before he may
be promoted; It shall also provide a
maximum rating below which no em
ploye may fall without being demoted;
It shall further provide for a maximum
rating below which no employe may fall
without being dismissed for Inefficiency.
All promotions, demotions, or dismis
sals shall be governed by provisions of
the civil service rules. Copies of all
records of efficiency Bhall be furnished
by the departments and Independent es
tablishments to the Civil Service Com
mission for record in accordance with
the provisions of this section.
"Provided, That In the event of re
ductions being made In the force In any
of the executive departments no honor
ablv discharged soldier or sailor whoso
record In said department Is rated good
Bhall be discharged or dropped."
No Reduction in Force.
One of the House provisions Is for a
reorganization of the clerical and other
office force of the War Department so
as to i educe the whole number 10 per
cent at least. The Senate committee
has knocked out this provision.
The Committee on Appropriations also
struck out the House provision con
cerning filling of vacancies In 1913, fiscal
year. This provla' prevented tho fill
ing of vacancies t.re next fiscal year In
the Government establishment in the
Dlstilct, except bv promotion or trans
it r. No new appointments to the clas
sified service could lie made.
Manv other important changes are
made In the House hill, by tho4 Senate
The House provision for the abolish
ment of the Court of Commerce Is
Btrlrkcn from the bill.
The House provision tiansf erring
from the several executive departments
and from other Government establish
ments tho b-islnesa of wrapping, mail
ing, or dispatching nubile documents
and centering .-ill this business In the
Government Printing Office is elimina
ted. Th Hcuss provision limiting the num
ber cf cli jult Judgis to twenty-nine is
Circuit Judges Remain,
the House provision la etrlcken out
which -would require audit of all expen
ditures under the control of the De
partment of Justice to be made In the
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and probably Sunday;
llgntiy warmer lomgm.
V. S. BUREAU
t a. m 65
9 a. m 75
10 a. m 77
11 a. m 79
12 noon SI
1 p m S3
2 p. m 81
8 a. m 70
9 a. m 73
10 a- m 81
11 a. m 66
12 noon (in sun) S3
I 1 p. m. (In sun) 89
2 p. m. (In snu) 91
Today High tide, 8:50 a. m. and 9:27
p. ni. Low tide, 3 a. m. and 3:34 p. m.
Tomorrow Hlgr tide, 9.32 a. m. and
lOrlO p. m. Low tide, 3:13 a. m. and
4:17 p. m.
Wes 4:33 I Sets 7:21
Collision in Which Two
Lives Were Lost Due
Grand Jury Investigation of the river
tragedy, in which Mrs. Bessie Haller
and Mrs. Sarah Nellson lost their lives
Sunday night when the steamer Angler
crasneo into the launch Lotls may be
ordered by United 8tates Attorney Clar
ence R. "Wilson.
Startling developments at the inquest,
which put the blame on the Lotls, dis
closed negligence on the part of the
young men on the launch. Whether
this negligence was of a criminal char
acter and can be made tho basts of
manslaughter charges, is the question
being considered by the Government
Assistant Prosecutor S. McComas
Hawken attended the Inquest and made
u searching cross-examination nt h
principals in the tragedy, and his re
port to the District Attorney Is now In
the course of preparation. He declined
today to state the nature of the recom
mendations he will make to Mb chief.
Investigation of doublo fatality was
resumed before a Coroner's jury at
the District morgue this afternoon. It
Is expected the hearing will be con
Arthur W. Simpson, owner of the Lotls
stated he was running in the dark for
nearly an hour before tho accident
without showing any lights on his boat.
Louis Jefferson, The colored manager
of the Angler, crented something of a
sensation when he repeated a coiuersa
tlon he claimed ho had with Toepfer In
out- oi iin; siuie rooms or tne Angler
after the five men had been hauled
aboard the boat. Ho said Toepfer flrst
denied to him thut there weru any
women on tho boat. Jeff ei son Bald he
told Toepfer he saw one of the women
"J'al. ihcre were two of thum. hut
don't say anything about it," he quoted
i.j'-ijii;i no saying iu mm. wnen he
asked Toepfer who the women were he
am ioepier replied, "i don't know,
and I don't care."
Toepfer emphatically denied the
colored man's statement, saying he had
never had any conversation with Jef
ferson. Luke E. Dameron, a bartender, who
was also on the launch. He said he was
I nthe cabin changing his clothing when
the crash came. He Jumped overboard
and one of the women grabbed him. He
said he was being dragged aboard the
Angler when the woman fell back and
Simpson. Toepefr, and Dameron said
that all the members of the party had
been drinking beer, but denied that any
one was under the Influence.
BE VICE PRESIDENT
Brooklyn Man Tells Congressman
He Is Ready to
William C. Redflcld, of Brooklyn, N.
Y Is the owner of the first Vice Presl
dentlal ha to be thrown In the po
litical ring, its appearance, made to
day In reply to a letter from Congress
man McCoy, of New Jersey, created a
stir In political circles In tho National
The fact that the declaration came In
response to the earnest solicitation of
McCoy caused considerable comment
and friends of Woodrow Wilson, the
New Jersey Presidential candidate, pro
fessed to see a conspiracy in Redfleld's
candidacy. - - .
I Congressmen Urging Probe Clipping That Prompted
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CONGRESSMAN CHARLES G. EDWARDS. YiHlfiRx
Who Introduced Resolution for Immed iate "Honest and Thorough Investiga- BBV
tion of the Beef Trust" BP
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TO HEAR CONTESTS
.ASKED BY DIKON
Taft Managers Accused of
Bad Faith in Deciding
By JUDSON C WELLIVER.
The challenge of the Roosevelt to,
the Taft forces, demanding public ses
sions of the national committee In
Chicago to hear the contest cases,
was Issued this morning by Senator
"Absolutely confident of our own fair
ness and Integrity In this matter," he
said, "He Insist that our opponents give
proof of their good faith, by providing
that the whole country shall know the
merits of the contest, hear the evidence,
and know how decisions are reached.
We uant the national committee to ud
mlt the press, so that the facts may be
laid before the country. If we cannot
convince the country that we are right,
we will be satisfied. We want it to
know atl about our case.
"Does Mr. McKlnley, docs President
Taft. want the whole country to know
all about THEIR case? If they don't
agreo to our proposition for publicity,
for daylight methods, it will PROyE
THAT THEY FEAR TO LET THE
COUNTRY KNOW THEIR WEAK
NESS. "We know from the Inside that they
Intend. If thev can retain the power,
to use their faction In the national com
mittee to seat a convention that wl"
1 8ervo tnelr nrPOse. They intend, with
the shows of contests that have been
faked In Washington State, In the Fifth
Missouri, In Texas, and other like cases,
to seat a convention of their kind.
Know Taft Is Beaten.
"They know that Taft Is beaten; that
he can neither be nominated nor, if
nominated, elected, but thev proposo to
beat Roosevelt by this procedure. Thev
will not succeed, because they will not
be able to put over their plan for se
cret sessions to do the fine work; and.
given publicity, national sentiment will
win the fight for us.
"The McKlnley crowd claim to hae
nineteen members of the national com
mittee that are willing to stick for this
program of betraying the party, Taft
and Roosevelt all at once. It taked
twenty-eight to control, and thev will
not get them. The .magnitude and thu
gravity of the crisis which this projtct
involves is now too well understood, by
The Taft managers made charac
terstlc reply tp the demand for pub
licity, by going ahead with the de
tails of their arrangement to steal
the Ohio State convention, next week.
That case Is so egregious that the
Roosevelt people are making every
effort to focus attention on the de
tail of the proceedings. The Ohio
State convention can't be pulled off
In a star chamber. The neonle are
certain to see It. and to understand j
wnai it means
Carried By Roosevelt.
Under the Ohio system, the delegates
from about two-thirds of the coun
ties, to this State convention, were
named by the countrv commitees. A
majority of these were for Taft, and
named Taft delegates. An Instance
Is In Cuyahoga county (Cleveland),
which Roosevelt carried by a huge
malorlty, and In which La Follette
came In second and Taft third. In the
primary. The Roosevelt delegates
were sweeplngly elected.
Vet la that count)-, the Taft com
rotttee named u delegation to the
Continued on Fqurtli Page.)
Sharp and Extended Debate
Pollowed by Adoption
After extended debate the House to
day adopted a resolution appropriating
110,000 additional to continue the Investi
gations of District affairs no wbelng
conducted by the various subcommittees
of the House District Committee.
The money will be available for the
probe of the taxation system, the pur
chasing system, and hospitals, and
charitable institutions, i.nd other munic
ipal affairs which are to come under the
watchful eye of tho District committee
during the summer months.
The appropriation autholzed today is
In addition to the 15,000 previously al
lowed the District committee for Investi
Will Add Millions.
"It is my oplnlpn," said Congressman
Johnson, In favoring the Increased ap
propriation, "that an hundred million
dollars worth oU taxable property will
be added to tho rolls of the District of
Columbia as a result of the Investiga
tion by the subcommittee, of which Mr.
George 1r chairman. It is property
which should have been taxed at a
proper figure all along, but which has
been under assessed."
Uncle Joe Cannon suggested that this
was a matter which was 'up to the as
sessors." Continuing, Uncle Joe ob
served: "If the gentleman can spread through
out tho United States his balm which
will bring the taxes up where they
belong, he should be canonized."
"Let the committee pursuo Its course
and we will add that amount here In
the District," said Mr. Johnson.
Mr. Cannon seems Inclined to criticise
the desired appropriation because he
had not seen "any good come of the
Investigations yet." Congressman Dyer
at this point engaged In a colloquy with
the Illinois veteran and explained the
work accomplished by the Dyer sub
committee In Its probe of tho hospitals
of the District, which Inquiry haB but
Approved By Officials.
Congressman Redfleld, head of a sub
committee Investigating the purchasing
system of the District, interjected the
comment that his work was being un
dertaken with the approval and aid of
many of the officials of the District.
He declared that certain things already
discovered Indicated the work should
proceed. Mr. Redfleld asserted that
there exists lax methods In purchasing
supplies for the District and he criti
cised the fact that In some Instances
the lower bidder does not receive the
Following Mr. Redfleld's speech the
House voted, without dissent, to give
the District committee the $10,000 appro
priation desired for the work of its
various subcommittees on investiga
tion. CASE OF ALLEN, JR.,
IN HANDS OF JURY
WYTHEVILLE, Va.. June l.-The last
word In behalf of Claude Allen before
his fate Is turned over to th- Jury to
he decided was rpoken this morning by
Attorney Willis, who has for two weeks
Ktubbornly fought every advance made
by the prosecution.
?Ir lilts mada n aliong and forceful
argument for his client. Mr. Willis con
ch, tied his s peech shortly ufter 11
o'clock, when he was succeeded by At
torney J, C, Wysor, who closed the ar
guments for the HUte. -The case went
to the jury this, afiei neon.
CONGRESSMAN ROBERT L. HENRY,
Chairman of Rules Committee.
BY COni REBELS
Gunboat Ready to Land
Marines Unless Prisoners
SANTIAGO, Cuba, June 1. Two
Americans named Colllster and Wheeler
have been seized by nesro rebels on
their ranch near Daiquiri and are held
for ransom. United States Consul Holi
day left for Daiquiri to demand their
No marines had been landed up to
noon from the Paducah at Daiquiri or
the Nashville at Nlpe Bay, but com
manders of bolh vessels are prepared
far Immediate action.
The rebels and rural guards fought a
skirmish near Daiquiri early today. A
sergeant of the rural guard were killed
and all miners In that' section were
abandoning their work.
Louis Gomez, believed to be' a rebel
conspirator, was arrested today as he
was about to Ball for Santo Domingo.
It ts reported that two high Govern
ment officials are also involved.
Guard Is Placed
By Governor About
Alarmed at the presence of the gun
boat Paducah In the harbor at Daiquiri.
Cuba, and to stave off Intervention as
lone as possible. President Gomez to
day placed a guard of eighty-five rural
guards about the American factories In
Tills news, conveyed to the State De
partment by consular agents, was added
to later In the day by a dispatch stat
ing that tho commander of tho Padu
cah was preparing to land marines.
Messages from points In the eastern
provinces Indicate that General Montea
gudo, commander-in-chief of the gov
ernment forces. Is collecting his forces
preparatory to making a concerted at
tack on the rebels and, If possible, to
surround them In the province of Orl
ente At the same time it is intimated that
the nine warships now anchored off
Key West will also be ordered to form
a cordon around the east coast to be
near In euse the presence of additional
marines is necessary.
NEAR FATAL ENDING
Vaniman Airship Falls to Water
When Propeller Blade
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. June 1.
After a night of fifty minutes the
big dirigible Akron, with Melvln Van
iman and his crew of five men aboard,
came near ending Its career and the
lives of its occupants here early to
day. Vantman ascended at 6:50 and
after attaining a height of a thousand
feet the alrshjp suddenly fell to the
surface of the waters of the Inlet,
As a result of the trial today, and
the fact that one of the propeller
blades' was broken while facing only
a slight breeze, Vaniman admitted
he will not try to cross the Atlantio
In this craft. He says, however, that
ultimately he will perfect a dirigible
.which will permit him to achieve this
pream, . . , ,.
Times' Exposure of Combine's Extortion
Has Assured Immediate Congres
CONGRESSMAN EDWARDS PUTS
IN BILL MAY CHANGE LAW
An editorial In The Times inviting the Immediate attention of Con
gress to the increased prices of meat exacted by the Beef trust, brought
fruit in the House today. Before the end of another week an investiga
tion of the Beef trust by the House Committee on Judiciary will be
The publication of The Times editorial demonstrating that
the price of beef has risen despite the fact that there exists no shortage
In the supply of livestock, as alleged by the Beef trust, caused .Con
gressman Edwards of Georgia to Introduce a resolution directing the
Department of Justice to proceed with an investigation of the trust.
The results of this resolution today were as follows: s
Chairman Clayton, of the House Judiciary Committee, announced
that the committee will begin consideration of the Edwards resolution
probably on Tuesday next
Chairman Clayton also asserted that the Judiciary Committee has
authority to Investigate the Beef trust, and that witnesses probably will
be called In the preliminary inquiry on the Edwards resolution.
BY STAR WITNESS
Franklin and District Attor
ney's Office Said to Have
Made Up Story.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., June l.-When
the Dairow bribery case was resumed
today the cross-examination of Bert H.
Franklin, star witness for the State,
began in earnest. Attorney Earl Rog
ers, chief counsel for the defense, and
Darow himself, have evidently been an
gered by some of the testimony given
by Franklin on direct examination, and
Rogers went after the witness hammer
and tongs today.
Rogers devoted especial attention to
Franklin's statement on the stand yes
terday that Darrow had offered to pay
his fine and give him $3,000 cash besides
If he would plead guilty to bribing pros
pective Juror George N. Lockwood and
would "say nothing." Rogers contends
that this statement by Franklin Is
The same Is true, he declares, of
Franklin's other statement made yes
terday, that Job Harrlman, erstwhile
Socialist candidate tor mayor of Los
Angeles, furnished the money which he
alleges Darrow gave him to bribe Lock-
When Franklin yesterday made his
assertion regarding Harrlman, Rogers
rose to his feet and declared that tht.
witness was merely reciting a story
that had ben manufactured by the dis
trict attorney's office for him. District
Attorney Fredericks objected, but Rog
ers, while absolving Fredericks person
ally from any conection with his
charge, reiterated his assertion that
"every man and woman in the court
room knows that the witness Is simply
reciting something written out for him
by the district attorney's office."
Every move Franklin has mado since
ho pleaded guilty to a charge of brib
ing Lockwood and agreed to testify
against Darrow was scrutinized by Rog
ers. The contention of the defense is
that tho entire Lockwood Incident when.
It is alleged, Darrow was involved In
the bribery, was a "frame-up" between
Franklin and the district attorney. Dar
low alleges that during all the weeks
and months that Franklin was employed
by the McNamara defense as an Inves
tigator and was accepting their money,
he was In reality a detective for the
State, paid to trap the McNamara de
fense lawyers into doing something
wrong. ... . .
As the result or mis arrangement, no
charges, the present bribery charges
COLLIER MARS GOES
ASHORE ON BAHAMAS
Battleship Nebraska and Two Gov
ernment Tugs Go to Ves
,KEY WEST. Fla,, June I. The United
States collier Mars Is ashore on the Ba
hama banks. 8he reported her acci
dent by wireless today and the battle
ship Nebraska .and two Government
tugs were Immediately dispatched to her
The collier was bringing coal to this
nort tor the fleet mobilized to inter
vene in' Cuba. . .
Praises The Times.
Congressman Edwards issued a state
ment today commending The Times for
bringing the matter to the attention of
Congress. Mr. EdwardB and Congress
men Henry, Clayton, and others will
hold a conference on Monday to deter
mine the best plan of action for striking
-t the beef monopoly-.
Tho Georgia member said today that
as the author of" the resolution It waa
Immaterial to him whether the Beef
trust Is Investigated by the Department
of Justice or by a Congressional com
mittee. Mr. Clayton said that a Con
gressional Investigation may go hand-in-hand
with a probe by the Depart
ment of Justice, and that the two In
quiries might be cf assistance to each
"The Judiciary Committee," said
Chairman Clayton, "has already bsui
delegated with authority to investigate
all phases of the trust question and to
renurt any amendments deemed neces
sary to the Sherman law.. We will
take up the Edwards resolution early
next week Immediately upon tho con
clusion Of the Archbald tnvpHiratlrn
We probably will have witnesses here
to tell of operations of the Beef trust.
"Our Investigation will not interfere
with, but will aid, any inquiry instituted
by the Department of Justice.
"If an amendment to the Sherman
Is needed the Judiciary Committee will
report such an amendment. I believe
there should be an Immediate probe of
the Beef trust, and I have no doubt
that prompt action will be forthcom
ing from the House."
The Edwards resolution directs the
Attorney General to proceed with an
investigation of the Beef trust, and
with a suit for dissolution. Mr. Ed
wards said today:
"What we want is action. The Wash
ington Times has served a good purpose
In bringing this mutter forcibly to thj
attention of Congress and tho country.
Action that will give much-neded r-.-lief
should bo taken.
Congresman Edwards said that the
sentiment In tho House was tremendous
ly In favor of crushing the bet
nopoly, and that prompt action Is as-
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1 IN CONGRESS TODAY 1
Senate met at noon.
Legislative bill reported by Senator
Five-year limitation on employment
of clerks stricken Ironi legislative
Lorlmer will be here Tuesday and
Senator Kern will speak then.
Interoceanlc Canals Committee con
tinues canal tolls hearing.
Commerce subcommittee after June 5
will take up legislation growing out
of Titanic disaster.
Senator Simmons Introduces bill to
prohibit Interstate transportation of
prize fight pictures.
House met at 11 o'clock.
After a steady debate, $1,000 additional
was appropriated fo investigate Dis
trict government and its taxation sys
tem Congressman Henry presented special
rule to consider his resolution chang
ing date of Inauguration. Debate on
the rule begun after motion to adjourn
House had been defeated.
Chairman Clayton announced the Ju
diciary Committee would consider Im
mediately the Edwards resolution to
investigate Beef trust.
Archbald Investigation continued.
Democrats of Ways and Means Com
mittee voted to report a cotton bill.
Congressman Redfleld, a New York
Democrat, announced himself as &
candidate for Vice Presidency,
White House Callers.
Dillingham of Vt. Sutherland of Utah.
Jones of Wash. . Martlne of ?f. J.
Smith of Mich. Powers of Ky.
Hill of Conn, Glass of Va.
George of N. Y. Rodenberg of 111.
Attorney General Wickersham.
Secretary of War Stlmson.
$i.oo Bluemont and Return. Sunday,
June Ind, Southern Railway. Trains
leave Washington 8:55 a. m. (limited)
and. 8;li a. . (local).-Ad,vt. '