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i' Democratic Hopes For Divided
Party Not To Be Realized,
Says Committeeman.
C- cremation of the anticipated
JundaH 'a for Progressive candidates
at tie coming election Is contained
In nfnria frnm Mav Vnxk thrOUCh
I VraA J. Hogan. National ProgTea-
Wt committeeman here, who hat
Juki returned from a short visit to
fcrbCquartero In tho metropolis.
Tvnntv-slx States, with an elec
tor. vote of 286, are confidently
clal id for Roosevelt, and Presl
i at t't Is given only four States,
l h h electoral voto of IS. Six
Fti'nc nlth an electoral voto of 74,
.rr c ordered tioubtful.
VR o-evclt Gaining Daily,
'j -, itonlshlng thine In connection
Hi present campaign," said Mr.
JIAp.x Jay, "Is tho sentiment for
. i ,-t ijosevelt, which Is growing
Q"r! ' Many events have'wof-ked lo
r k abit this feeling In different
H,t en In New York State, which
t .. or- .crats are claiming confidently,
I as not ible to find an overwhelming
iMitlr'trt 'or Wilson.
rr ho contrary, I found In several
fhoi ana factories, which I visited
ntnji . an Investigator, and without
1 1, r v any bartv affiliations, that
no f l tent was largely in favor of
C- tor t osevelt, with a large follow
1 iK ir itbs, and with Wilson ahead
if "-'l
T'rt.CJiee' Considered Doubtful.
'V . A' nation ro.'onfl'dsntly-counted
iil-o f J,)emorate, a divided party.
U net trt Is; realized. It seems, and I
U.y fu itii a disposition to leayo tha
ji J .ta cp it and Join In with tha Pro
f,irii., movement.
t ' i present time tho following
fiw'fs t counted on as sccuro by the
t oiifci Progiesslvo committee: Arl
sul, C'lfornla, Colorado, Delaware,
V.f" V wl. Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Sj yla i Michigan, Minnesota, Mon-
i No .da, New Hampshire, North
l otu J.ew York, Ohio, Oklahoma,
r j rtnnaylvania, South Dakota,
- ,m. Washington, "West Virginia.
una ViKi iisln.
VS . t ede to Wilson Alabama, Ar-u-
r'orlda, Georgia, Kentucky,
rU North Carolina, South Caro-
in . ia, and Virginia. It will be
'j -i1 tut we do not Includo Ten-
i w tne list of WIlBOn States. It
1 u sl3 -d doubtful, and will prob
s l n part of Its voto to Hooso
e . Wyoming, Ithoda Island,
i.o.3 ,. 'exlco are conceded to Taft,
J" lif t.'o States may be regarded
t , nfi'1 however.
Vai; Conceded to Wilton.
c - Uo of Maine we concede to
vriaon. ii!Mough It lsln the doubtful
rlHxs Mi'Michusettts Is doubtful, with
a i kOti it toward tho Ilcpubllcan
co i it . ssourl 1 doubtful, with a
1 cm1 the Republican column:
N.'-'-rt a :1 doubtful, with a leaning
o aid Wtlon. Tennessee will prob
te. fi a vote divided between Wll
f.,r Kid l)sevelt, and New Jersey Is,
nVi a " a doubtful State.
i friability of the progressives
nh Jililr.R -6 votes mukes It posslblo
(n olon. Roosevelt to lose twenty
oi . inu vet win, and even If New
.r" !?tit. Is placed In tho Democratic
i d i', t re Is a possibility of the
fr" tilin carrying nmo other State.
I tiprcsslvcB can carry Magso-
i i n'j Nebraska or New Jersey,
r ' . tessary to carry New York
y,ABt? BARR1S0NJHE
AURESS, IS DEAD
"V T ' -. Nov. 1. Mabel Battlson.
tin . nn wn and popular actress,
rt d ' I it night of tuberculosis.
y u 1 1 ) had been a sufferer from
f io.fnor several years, nnd had
' " ' ver the country Beeklng a
vi' t ' e past fow weeks she had
b i i .lpless condition. The ac
1 6 - e Was doomed, but fought
Vn . i le nd came,
itjt I .-i nn, in private life, was the
wl t f ,1, ih Howsrd, the comedian
a i ( iii ihf l . lln nnnp.ifcH 1 innj..
' is Mabel McKane until a
. . . "" wnen nn nban-
' 'kings to go to his wife's
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Progressives Have Won
And G. O. P. Beaten,
Asserts Col, Roosevelt
NEW YORK, Not. 1-In
Kent made pnblle today, Colonel
Theodore Booserejt said J
"We'littTe already won. Whatever
the rcsHlfof the ballpt Is, the
FrogTeaslre party has been
founded and put upon a lasting
basis. The old boss-controlled
Republican organization Is a
thlBg of the past, and the dream
of the people for social Justice
and a return of their govern
ment Into their own hands has
been "formulated Into a party
program and" an organisation
which will carry on the fight
nntfl It Is won.
"It Is Immaterial what part I play.
If I am able to serve, that Is suf
ficient. If another can servo
better, tbat Is equally satisfac
tory. The main thing Is for tho
movement to go forward to defi
nite results." r
CONWAYKILLEDHER,
OF
Vaudeville Woman Accuses
Partner of Slaying Heiress
With Door Knob.
CHICAGO, Nov. 1. "Conway killed
her. He struck her on the head with
tho doorknob, and then tied her up so
she could not give the alarm."
Beatrice Ryall, vaudeville actress.
made this statement after Ave hours'
grilling as to the slaying of. Sophie
Singer, the Vqltlmoro heiress, at the
hands of police officers today. Charles
Conway, who, she said, did the actual
killing, will be Interrogated by tb.po-llce-
aa soon as a detailed" statement la
made and signed by Miss Ryall.
In her confession Miss Ryall .said:
''Conway and T had (juarrilcd. He
waa very angry at me and I was angry
with him. I hardly knew what I waa
doing when he suggested that we rob
Bopma, ana i waa airaiu not to ao as
he told me.
"He did not Intend to kilt me. He
needed money for an operauon on his
leg. He was afraid to go to the county
hospital where ha could get It 'dona tree.
because he was afraid they would not
be careful with him.
"I didn't see him stuff anything In So
phia's mouth. If I had, 1 would have
stopped htm. I don't know whether ho
thought of robbing her before that
nlcht. but I do know he onlv intended
to stun her and then tlo her so sho
couia not give any alarm while we were
going away."
The Ryall woman's statement came
after a sensational scene In the office
of Captain Halpln, the head of the
detective department. William Wart
hen, who had eloped with Miss Slngor,
and who said he had Intended to mar
ry her, added his tears to the ramatlc
action in me aetccuves oince.
"You know that I did not kill Sophia.
You did It You beat her, and you aro
the one who killed her," screamed Miss
Ryall, at Warthen, preceding her con-
icssion.. ,
franceIs winner
OF BALLOON RACE
American Aeronaut May Get Sec
ond Honors in International
Contest.
BERLIN, Nov. 1. France wins the
Gordon Bennett international balloon
trophy regardless of the performances
of the Duessctdorf and the He do
France, 'the two balloons which have
not yet reported. The first of these
has been disqualified and even should
the He de France surpass the record
flight of the Plcardle the prize will still
be carried oft by the French.
It Is thought probable that the Ameri
can aeronaut wilt obtain second place
In the contest with the "Uncle Sam,"
but the exact distance made by the
balloons will be ascertainable only
when their lop books have been sub
mitted to the Geographical Institute of
Stuttgart. ,...,..
Nothing has been heard Blnce Sun
day ol the balloon Duesseldorf, carrying
the American aeronauts John Watts
and A. T. Atherholt, nor of the French
i.ir. 1U d France, carrvimr Alfred
L0 IJianr, anu anxiety uuiti-cuuuK uio
aeronauts Is beginning to manifest It-
In baloonlng circles It Is considered
possible that the two spherical balloons
mav have descended In remote parts of
Russia.
KNOX WILL VISIT
AT PANAMA CANAL
Secretary of State Knox, Felix Frank
furter, law officer of the Bureau of
Insular Affairs, a military aide, and
officials of the State Department will
leave November 13 for the Panama
Canal Zone.
It la understood that the visit of the
Secretary of State, his second to Latin
American territory, may result In roc-
omendatlons regarding the future atti
tude of the United States toward, the
canal toll question.
At the same time that the Secretary
of 'State la on the Isthmus, officials of
the Department of the Interior will be
there making observations regarding
coal stations and supply.
DECLARES
WASHINGTON, PBIDAY EVBNINO-, NOVBMBEB 1, 1912.
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LIES IN STATE
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Two Thousand Utica Citi
zens Escort Hearse
From Residence.
POMP AND DISPLAY
IS WHOLLY ABSENT
Militiamen Will Be Only Sol
diers in Formal
Funeral'
UTICA, It. Y Nov. 1. His old
friends, the men among whom he
had lived all of his life, paid a re
mnrkablo tribute of respect today
to James 8choolcraft Sherman, the
dead Vice President of the United
States. Tomorrow the high dlgnl
tarles of the nation of which he waa
the second executlvo will honor his
memory, but today It was tho "Sunny
Jim" Shorman that Utica remem
bered best who was honored by a
sorrowing community,
Tho body, resting In a flower-covered
casket, was taken from the
Shorman home, on Gencsseo street,
to tho county court house. Although
It had been raining hard all day a.nd
tho streets wore wet and dreary,
2,000 residents of the city gathered
about the house and marched ahead
of tho hearse.
Just Plain Citizens
There was no unnecessary pomp or
display, or a band of music or military
escort, just plain citizens who knew
tho dead man and were anxious to show
outwardly th sorrow they felt wtrs In
the line. The chamber of commerce,
jllte Elks. ain) the Royal Arcanum, In
all'ot which Sherman was prominent.,
were represented In this portega that
slowly proceeded to the court house and
then drew up In uncovered ranks for
soerat blocks and stood until tho body
had been carried Into tho building.
This afternoon and tonight the body
will lie In state, and all who desire may
view It. Tomorrow afternoon tho for
mal funeral services will be attended by
the Fresldeiv of tho United States, the
Justices of tho Supremo Court, members
of the Senate, many .members of the
House of Representatives, and other
representatives of national and state
officialdom. The services will be held In
tho First Presbyterian Church, the
largest In the city.
Church Too Small.
The sorrowing membera or the family
had hoped that It might bo held In the
old Dutch Reformed Church, where tho
dead man had so often worshiped and
of which he was treasurer, but It waa
too small to accommodate those who
had announced their IntenUon of com
ing to the funeral.
Mrs. Sherman and the members of the
family reluctantly consented today to a
military escort from the church to the
cemetery tomorrow. A detail of thirty
members from each of the two National
Guard companies In Utlca wilt Im
mediately precede the funeral cortege.
The President and the delegations that
will attend the funeral from Washing
ton will reach here early tomorrow and
will return to the Capital Immediately
after the funeral services.
SpecuIaUon conUnued today over the
question of who would bo selected by
tne itepuuncan national committee as
the candidate for Vice President to
succeed the late James H. Sherman. In
high quarters the name of John Hays
Hammond Is being considered. Mr,
Hammond Is president of the National
League of Republicans Clubs and an en
thusiastic party worker. He and.Preal
.lent Taft ar warm friends.
if the honor eoes to "Mr. Hammond
It, will bo a personal tribute to him. but
Doming more, in tne view oi mo nag
should know, ...... . , .1
Indications are that the funeral of tha
Vice President tomorrow afternoon wl
ha nttenriert bv a large number? of Sen
ators and House members, as well aa
officials from Washington. PreaMaM
Taft hos made alt arrangements to at
tend. The plana for the attendance of
Senators and members of the House ra
Col. Daniel S. Ransdcll, sergeani-at.
arms of the Senate, hos sent 'a repre
sentative to uhm lu vimir , ifiv
family about plans for the funeral,
which will be an ofllclal one. In charge
h. Hanntn serceant-at-arms. t This
.-nnin f'nlnnel llansdell Willi BtO. to.
New York nnd will arrange for the spe-f
clal train leaving New ork Mty-af
8:31) BaturUHV morning tor i'iic. nnicp
will carry senators ana l onicirnj
Th n.ir ii. n. n. Pierce, chaplataublf
the Senate, and pastor of PnMMit
Taft' a Church, will accttnpany the.tuf-
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neral party, and so .win pecretar;
Charles N. Bennett, of tne senate.
CASHIER CONFESSES H
AND fUNK IS CLOSED
.'
Official of wilburton, Okla., insti
tution Admits Default
Cases of $65,000.
Comptroller of tho Currency
'urrar.
today announced that the
tlonal Bank of 'Wilburton.
I SNi
ivihad
been closed by National
lner W. E. Wilcox.
Exam'.
ri
Wilcox reported that 1' '
the bank had confessed tjf' ;
hleij of
SHERMAN
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AT COURTHOUS
of b,ouu. Tne capital 0 ,. h, - "-' 'Yfm. ' r ,'". " junctioes and cor.
63.000. The name of earth- M.rt I1 street eollliftn of two
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BY A GREEK TORPEDO BOAT
UNDER FIRE OF SHORE FORT
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PHIIA:E 'HAROLD OF DENMARK,
Who Will Be Ruler of Macedonia If the Turks Are Defeated.
PUBLIC HEARING
ON CHEW CHASE
SERVICE LIKELY
Will . I I II y
Suburb Wants Express Ser
vice and Has- Appealed
To District Board.
A publlo heatW Probablywlll have to
b held by tb District Blectrlo'Ratlway
Commlsslonta'trmlshtan'out-the situa
tion arising vec cnevy vnase street tar
service fitrntjliea by tae Cafaltal Trac
tion Corasjuty.Mimlaaathe) .company
should accede U;ta suggestion which
will be made R' today, or tomorrow that
It Install express service. This express
service, accordUHt to the plans of the
commJston..,wll;be additional to that
now lntSHs.
Thr,' yr ( bealdes the commission
hava'a interest In the qutstlon; first.
tha Cher Chase Cltlsens' Association,
wMchn precipitated the question by
,wtf th commission and asking
xaat exprssi vcrvice irom me uaivert
(Mt .Mdtvbe Installed between T:U
4u;sn.rand 4:30 and 6 p. m. The
m. read as If Cleveland Park man
ettaesT residents mMwav tvitwAan thA
ctrol andthe bridge were to be forced
to , travel beyond the bridge via the
ci which run as far south as tho
brS only, making a transfer at the
-f' . j Park Dwellers Protest.
(Cleveland Park men through the Con
jieeMetit Avenue CltUens' Association
and 'through Interviews In Tho Times
eArne ly attacked this proposition The
v.oTy -nare circle men tal'cd in be-
for Officials Of tha cnlntnlaalnn v.
' plained, tht they had been m'd.indei-
iwa.ljne .desired expiess nike lr.
part ' during She hours name I.
The trjlrd part,- n interest Is the Capl
tal Traction (.'oitpany, which can solvo
the question essy t it agrees to., by
adding extra cars which will run as ex
presses. With rtspect to extra cars,
however, the question of the amount of
rafflo comes In and the company may
deny that business will Justify It. if ,0
the othur Partlca In Interest probablv
will oress for a hearing at which teatl
JBCny can be taken. mcp ,es"
fi& i .Orders Faster Schedule.
"'"''D.'t Electric
iZriZ. it. "raer the headway on
tb ahort line between the circle -J
C.i, J" LW0' Car' w111 very
Mven and ono-half minutes Instead of
BOUt fifteen, as nt nr....,l
tildH,0"Bi. r'"'. -Weil, would be
2Z. v KIU uwveland Park real.
"lifIw9 viSIf 'Unnin ,rom fifteenth
IThe-commlaalon, at Its meeting yester.
4r..a"frnoon' d'"d to Investfgate the
in. """" moy Use,
I'llLiZin' dCCTd to '"veetlgate the
Mg ' ,m" ,now M'ng with regard to
j as ago broujfbt about thu declslop!
ax
MORE THAN 7,000 ;
LEAVE CAPITAL TO;
CAST THEIR VOTES
Certificates Being Obtained
At Headquarters of Three
Political Parties.
Approximately 7,000 voters of the Dis
trict win go to their homes to rote for
election of President on November 5,
according to reports from the headquar
ters of the three principal political
parties here, the Progressive. Demo
cratic, and Republican. This Includes
about 4,000 reported as having obtained
certificates from Republican headquar
ters, about 2,000 reported from Demo
cratic headquarters, and about 1,000 re
ported from Progressive headquarters.
It is not claimed, however, from any
of the places that this count represents
the total number nf voters whn will ...
home, since many living within 150 miles
of the Capital are not given a reduced
fare. This would include many voters
living In Virginia and Maryland and
even other sections. In addition to this,
heads of departments In the Govern
ment service are authorized to Issue
certincaies. and ine political neadquar
ters have no record of these.
The particular oarty affiliations of
tnose leaving Is a mo oitncuit to ascer
tain, because many of those srettlnr rar
tlflcatcs at Republican headquarters
migm wen neiong to otner parties.
Frank Ilogan, national committeeman
for the Progressive party here, said to
day that, although the 1,000 voters who
have obtained certificates from his of
fice would undoubtedly ote for Colonel
Roosevelt, a good many Government
employes would undoubtedly get certifi
cates from Republican headquarters In
order to praent their party affiliations
being Indicated so far ahead of election,
and alxo because of the greater con
venience of the Republican head
quarters. Democratic managers at headquarters
In the Rings building alxo made a claim
to a portion of those voters who asked
certificates from Republican headquar
ters for reasons similar to those given
by Progressive supporters.
It was claimed there, also, that the
teports from the Pension Oftico that few
employes thero were getting certificates
Indicated a lack of Interest In tha elec
tion of President Taft and. a feeling
that his defeat was so certain that tt
was hardly worth while to spend time
and money necessary to go home.
JOHNSON REFUSED
SALOON LICENSE
CHICAGO, Nov, 1.-Jack Johnson
was declared not to be a man of good
moral character by Cltj Collector Ed
Ward J, Cohan. A renewal of John
son's saloon license has been , refused
thus far. Ills Cafe de Champion
closed at midnight. -
Johnson nt to thp city collector's
office a check for $500, requesting a re
newal of th license. Cohan refused to
grant the nvgro's request.
"I won't llBauA one linlaaa I'm nm.
pelled to," ajaid Cohan. y ...
Twenty-four Pages. -
BULCARS SEIZE
PKBOI
Sultan's Advisers in Peril of
Massacre in Constan
tinople. BLUEJACKETS SEIZE
5,000 ON AN ISLAND
Powers Believe Intervention Now
Has Been Delayed Too
Long.
ATHENS, Nov. 1. A Greek tor
pedo boat sank a Turkish cruiser In
the Gulf of Salonika last night, ac
cording to a message received here
today from the Greek commander.
Tho cruiser was the Sethfethlde
lund. It carried a ercw of 220.
Prom all lhat' could be learned
here It appeared that tho Greek craft
torpeoded tho larger Turkish vessel,
since nothing was said of a battlo
between them.
The torpedo boat was fired on,
however, by a Turkish shoro fort,
hnt escaped .UDdaroaced. It entered
and l9fttie,jjulf under cover of
darkness. 'The commander's mes
sage was sent from Katerlna, a
Turkish port which the Greeks re
cently captured.
Greek bluejackets today seized
the Turkish. Island of Bamothrace,
In tho Aegean Sea about twenty
miles off the Turkish coast. It has
a population of 6,00, mostly Chris
tians.
LasrChain cT"Defenses.
8EMLIN, Hungary, Nov, 1. Reports
that the Bulgarians have captured
Chorlu were received here today. They
were generally accepted as true, as waa
the statement that the Bulgarian army
waa advancing toward Chatldla.
It this Is the case, the Turks now have
reached the last chain of Constantinople
aeienses. Tho Invaders had penetrated
approximately 100 miles into Turkish
territory today.
In Fear of Massacre.
CONSTANT1A. Roumanla, Nov. 1. The
ouitan-s advisers are In terror of a mas
aacre, not only of foreigners, but of the
entire non-combatant population of
Constantinople, and the looting of thu
city, it was stated In messages received
here today from the Turkish capital.
If the Ottoman troops are driven back
Into the city. It was pointed out, they
will bo In such a temper that the ut
most violence mav be exnvctpil front
them. Their officers seem alreadv to
be losing control over them. It was said,
I and they are beginning to feel that a
I point lias been reached where the em-
lire Is doomed and that every man
I had better take what he can and cam
'for himself In future.
No matter now swiftly they may fol
low, the Bulgarians, pessimists were
said to believe, can hardly force
their way into the city soon enough to
prevent a general slaughter and carni
val of looting by the disorganised hrads
of semi-barbarians called to the colors
by the Sultan to resist the Invaders.
Deadlock on Peace.
CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. l.-An all.
night session of the cabinet ended long
after daylight today with tha ministers
deadlocked, It wss Bald, concerning the
desirability of sullng for peace.
Some believed there was no other
course left to the Sultan, Others fa
vored continuing the fight until the last
Turk Is killed, In preference to sur
rendering. PARIS, Nov. 1. Diplomats here re
garded the Balkan situation with the
deepest anxiety todaj. Austria, It vau
true, seemed more reasonable than was
expected, but It was realized that tho
Vienna government's patience cannot bo
Imposed on too far, and Bulgaria ap
peared determined to go beyond this
limit.
As usual. It v.as said, the poners have
dela)ed too long. They should have
been prepared, good. Judges declaied, to
Iritervcne unitedly and energetically the
Instant the psychological moment ai
rived. It was considered a toss-up whether a
-rum ran he agreed on before tho
Bulgarians enter Constantinople Onco
established there. It was the opinion
there will ba no dislodging them ex
bv force. Austria was believed
ready to resort to force In such an ex
tremity and If Austria thrusts an armod
anrt mto the situation nothing but a
miracle. It was asserted, can prevent
other nations from being drawn Into
the difficulty. r
Premier Potncare was In almost con.
tlnuous conference with the amuassa-
fr (Continued onVpaie Thirteen.)
CHARLU
PKTOE ONE CENT.
E
BODY ON TRAIL
0EJ0STELL0
Scores Democratic Chair
man For Veiled Threat
To Secure Funds.
ASSERTS INTENT TO
INTIMIDATE PLAIN
Government Employes Have Noth
ing to Fear, As Law Protects
Them From Interference.
The National Civil Servlco Re
form League Is on tho trail of Dem
ocratic National Committeeman Cos-
tello, of tho District of Columbia,
for his methods of raising campaign
funds from Government employes.
The league tried to get the Demo
cratic National Commltteo to reou
dlate Costello, hut It declined either
to approve or repudiate, leaving
Costello to go his way and employ
his own methods.
The league becamo Interested In
the Costello methods by reason of
Tho Washington Times' publication
of Mr. Costello's remarkable circu
lar letter. In which, after asking
contributions, ho Injected this sug
gestlvo paragraph:
Veiled Threat Caused Concern.
A8 NATIONAL COMMITTEEMAN
FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUM
BIA AND MEMBER OF THE FI
NANCE COMMITTEE. I AM DULY
AUTHORIZED TO RECEIVE CON
TRIBUTIONS FOR ' THE' DEMO
CRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE.
EVERY. DEMOCltATlC CONORESSi
MAH WILL RECEIVJ5--A DETAILED
fcTATBMENT AFTElt ELBQTIOJl OfV
ALL THOSE C)NTTMBUTIrriLV
INO RESIDENCE IN HIS DISTRICT.
When that letter was circulated
among the Government employes and
published In Tho Times, It caused a
good deal of concern. The thinly vellod
CIVIL SERVIC
threat that members of Congress .would t.
be Informed who gave and Wtio.dld&'t 1, 1,
elvMj tn tha pamnaira raiia.il Ik, mnM '
worry among Government employe-by
reason of the recent efforts of tho
Democratic House to break down th
civil service and limit tenure of posi
tion to seven veara. It waa ranllied
that such a measure aa that. If It ever
uhould become law, would place tha
civil servlco on a spoils basis once more,
and there would bo no security what-
ever of tenure. Efforts to make Gov- '
ernment service a career of opportunity ,
and merit, without regard to poUUcs,
would be useless. Pplttical pull and ma.
nlpulatlon would be restored, tn Ueu ot
merit, as the forces In which reliance
must be nlarari. i
The Civil Service Reform League took V ,'1
up the matter as soon as The Times' .1
publication had called attention to tha I
Plight In which the Government work- ' .-I
. c uinif jjiavcu. iioueri w. uei
cher, secretai-y f the league, had an
Investigation made at once.
The national .Democratic committer
was asked for un expression of Its opin
ions about the Costello method of rais
ing, money, but declined to give auy.
It explained that Mr. Costello was tha
committeeman for the . District, and
elected by tho Democrats of the Dis
trict; an observation which, to people
who recollect the flrte "scrap"' among
factious that la: el ripped the District
Democracr from stem fn atam umn,
stionaiy of delicious humor. -l
As a result or tho Investigations that
the league has made, Samuel It. Ortl
way, chairman of the committee on
political activity, has sent out this stats
mont: "A circular letter appealing fop
campaign funds, and signed by Mr.
Costello. Democratic national com
mitteeman from the District of Co
lumbia, was recently sent to Federal
office holders In Washington. 'J
Says Intent It Plain. 'J
"When a representative of the Na '
tlonal Civil Service Reform League " .
ondeavorcd tn secure a statement
from the Democratic national cpmmltte '
In regard to this objectionable method J
of appealing for funds, he was Informed' '
that the national committee had no con- ,
troi over sir. costello. who Is elected .vl
i;y tne people or his District, and that 'J
he committee would neither renudlata .1
the letter nor approve It.
.J'. on. ca.n doubt 'or a moment
that the circular letter waa Intanita,
secure contributions for political nur .--.
hnis thri-kiiirh InttmMn linn . - !lf ,
ment employes. Inasmuch as Co3tZ!r:'
men have nnthtnc tn nn nnw (!&. '
selection or promotion of Government ' ,
employes, there Is no reason whv- Con- '
eressmen ahaulil ha hattar tnftirMk ' I
than the rest of the community as 'to 1 ?.
me imimuui ntiion or sucn employes; .
The only reason for stating that aueh '
Information would be given to.Con-" .'
grrasmen must have been a nurpoiSUO i".
muhn 111, AmnlnvA, haft.,. It.,, flk.faa.. .' i
event of v ctorv by the nartv on nluu v. I
behalf the circular was Ipsiied itlioie K
who had not contributed would h uhi- - I
1 .... ...- ....t.. j, j -...' --a.." . r. 1
ji-i-icu iu iiiiiavuiuuiu uiBciiminatioa sa ;...- '
Mnn.n fn.m .
.ivu or,,v7 iiT-nin Simula unaer- VI
stand that Congressmen have nothlns I
r.l..M ---..I,... .u.l. k , . ..
iu qu wiiu una sort oi iniormation. As
a matter of fact, the high-toned mem
bers of Congress don't want to hava
that sort of data forced upon them.
Thor don't consider It part of tholr
business to vise campulgn contribu
tions, or to lend themselves to efforts to
iini,i,-ii uu.riiiuiniK wurKvrq inu) KIV- A
111K .lunula, iiiiiUD.
No civil service employe need be
concerned about the efforts of Mr. Cos
tello or anybody else to raise money In
civil service emplovo learns that any
Congressman Is using Influence either l
to heln or to Injure any employe, by J
.vuBui, (, ,uai ,iiliiuu Elving Or lull-
Ina to glva funds, ami will lay the facta
before Tho Times, this newspaper will
undertake to make business very sctlva
for those who thus attempt to violate,
the law The time Isi past when that
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