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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1912.
W BE HANDLED
IN OFFICIAL COUNT
TreMuryExperts Will Tackle
Big Job Early
i .' This Week.
Neither Shall Politics Enter Into Naming of Men to Hold
Fourth Class Postmasters' Jobs According to Latest
Regulation Promulgated by Department
(Continued from Flrit Pare.)
BulHu them counted and the date, and
Mity ara atkoked In a new place In the
The count will be finished this year In
racord time, beeauio or the fact that
aer. Thompson haa expressed nls wlil
jnsnaaa to accept the count, on sealed
Mckaffea, that have not been broken
Mnca Mr. McClung- camo Into orilce.
TW appllea only to the coin.
conaquently, much of the cash oi o ns
taoney waa counted when Mr. McClung
succeeded Charles H. Treat all the
la waa aealcd In bast, containing
n.000 each. All of these bags that have
not alnea been opened will be welshed
-on .delicately adjusted scale. If the
welsht la right for ll.OOO, It will be
VfMeA for 11,000 without a plece-by-Weoa
count. A plece-by-plece count
will, however, have to be made on all
bagf that are' off a fraction In weight,
or that have been broken or used In the
fat two years, and on all new coin
tnat has come In.
Cola Piled Forty Feet High.
Moat ot tho coin Is stacked forty feet
high In bags In tho big vault In sixteen
different compartments, with $10,000,000
to the compartment. The counting Is bo
Ing done In the -valut. A table Is
Placed In the center, and each bag
weighed on this table. If necessary.
It Is then counted on the table.
Piece bv piece, and sealed. It will then
be stacked In a new compartment set
aside, all the money being changed In
'counting from one side or the big vault
to the other. The counters, who count
It piece by piece make the count In
much the same manner as you liavo
seen a bank teller count out change.
The counters are expert, however, and
their Angers travel faster than the
lay eye In going through a pile of coin.
The coin Is spread on a caged portion
of the table after being carefully
dumped. The counter then counts It
off from the table with his right hand
Into his left. When the left hand Is
filled the lot Is dumped Into a new
container. Some of the counters, when
they reach a hundred, set It down.
Others stick on a thousand, or two
hundred, or anything that happens to
be the pet measure of the Individual.
Alt of the counters are the most expert
In the Qovernment service. This means
that thev are among the best In tho
world, and In a lightning count can de
tect a bad coin by the touch or ring,
ao quickly that It seems that tltey
learned by magic.
As soon as one thousand dollars Is
counted piece by piece, that package
la aealed, with the date and amount
and the counter's Initials, and follows
the weighed bags, crossing the long
worn ana DeinK siacxea, wnue me com
ml t tee, and other officials watch, arsus
Bullion Is Weighed.
There Is a total of approximately u
billion and a half to be counted, but
most of this Is In bonds, bullion and
currency. Borne of It la In national
banks and aubtreasurles and Is not
counted. The receipts of tho banks and
aubtreasurles making them responsible
for the amount shown. These amounts
are therefore simply added In tho total.
The bullion Is, of course, counted by
weight. Though the bulk of this wealth
Is not In coins of the realm, there Id
quite a sum In this familiar form, In
cluding t2.196.S31.30 In gold coin: $iy..
7M.9C0Tn silver dollars; IS09.403 61 in hutf
dollarx and quarters; unci f!t.K5.03 In
nickels anil pennies. In the big vault
alone. This does not Include tho coins
scattered In various offices utid divis
ions. In the tellers' cages and tho cash
room, belnir onlv the amount stored.
Altogether In tho Treasurer's office
E roper there Is a total of JlM.KO.tsC 17
I.lttlo If any of the gold coin shows
wear. This Is due to the fuct. Treamiry
officials say, that It Is used us a cir
culating medium only on the Faclflo
Under the term of the regulations
promulgated regarding the future ten
ure of fourth class postofflces, post
office Inspectors, civil service employes,
and the postmasters themselves shall
lose their Jobs If they permit either the
question of poltlcs or of religion to en
ter Into their selection ot one of these
The selection of fourth class post
masters, whenever a vacancy occurs,
Is left with tho Postofflco Department.
At first blush this looks like a covert
political move. But, to meet this, the
regulations make unusually stringent
regulations regarding political and re
Offices having a compensation of ICOO
per year or more are to be treated like
other classified service positions for
which examination Is necessary. Kor
office of lower pay tho following regu
lation Is made;
"Appointment to offices having an
annual compensation less than ICOO
shall be made In tho following manner:
When a vacancy has occurred, or Is
about to occur, In any office the Post
master Oeneral shall direct a postofflco
Inspector to visit the locality and make
selection and recommendation for ap
pointment from among the persons til
ing application, such selection and rec
ommendation to be based upon the suit
ability of the applicant and his ability
to provide proper facilities for transact
ing the business of the office. The In
lector shall mako his rmeport In duplt
rato and accompany such duplicate with
a list of the applicants. Such report
shall Include a statement of the qualifi
cations of each applicant and of the
reasons for the selection and recommen
dation. The Postoffira Department shall
transmit to the Civil Service Commis
sion one copy of such report, show Ins
lis action inereon.
Thls places the selection of fourth
class postmasters to fill vacancies en
tirely within the Postofnce Department.
It Is a matter of common knowledge
that there Is political Influence even
within the civil service, although It Is
reduced to a minimum. Probably the
same degree of Influence will be mani
fested In the Postofnce Department.
The decision of President Taft to
ftlace all third nnd fourth class offices
n the classified service, excepting those
In Alaska, Oaum, Porto Rico, Hawaii
and Samoa, on the eve of a Demlcratlc
administration, has stirred up any
amount of trouble In the smaller towns.
More than 50,000 postofflces are Included
In this order, and those previously Is
sued In Ohio. Illinois, Massachusetts,
and a few other States.
The new regulations provide that
fiostmastcrs shall take no active part
n politics. In cveiy hamlet In the
land this meuns political revolution, as
tho postmaster is Invariably the bell
wether of the dominant party, and
looka after the precinct and wart or-
ganlzaUona with much care.
The regulation, If literally obeyed,
will remove the postmasters as a nil
mcrous and dominant figure In county
und State conventions. One class of
federal officeholders, tho class whkh
made up many of the Republican con
tentions held last spring, will be eleml-
The' new regulations were approved
by President Taft yesterday afternoon.
Battleships of Atlantic
Fleet Make Norfolk Port
NORFOLK, Va., Nov. CT.-Two dlvt
slons ot the Atlantic fleet arrived In
Hampton Roads yesterday from
Charleston, S. C. The vessels were tho
battleships Utah, flagship of Rear Ad
miral Osterhaus, the commander-in-chief;
North Dakota, Florida. Rhodo
Island, Idaho. Illinois, Georgia, Ohio,
and the Virginia. Tho Delaware and
the Arkansas, also a part of the fleet,
had previously arrived.
The battleships Utah and Florida are
scheduled to go to New York, but the
movements of the other vessels belong
ing to tho fleet are uncertain.
Announcement was mode today that
the new battleship Arkansas, follow
ing tho testing ot her guns on the
Southern drill grounds, would proceed
to New York to receive a handsome
silver service, to be presented to the
ship thero by the State ot Arkansas
on December 23.
Ask Receiver for
Auto Delivery Firm
A suit for a receiver for tho Auto
Delivery Company was filed In the Dis
trict Supreme Court today by the Get
tysburg Battle Picture Association. It
la alleged In the petition that the de
fendant company haa debts aggregat
ing xs,ooo, and assets worth only $1,000.
Justice Barnard laaued a ruling re
quiring the defendant to show cause on
November 2 why a receiver should not
Daughter of Former
Lord Chancellor Weds
LONDON, Nov. 27. Many prominent
representatives of English society und
public life thronged St. Margaret's
Church, Westminster, today, for the
wedding of the Hon. Acnes Hersrliell,
daughter of the lato Lord llcrschell,
once lord chancellor, and Sir Archi
bald Williamson, who sits In the house
ot commons for Elgin and Nairn.
He Thought She Met Death
in Iroquois Theater
TAFT 1Y HOLD UP
Johnston and Rudolph Like
ly to Stay in Office Till
GRAND RAPIDS, Wis., Nov. tf.-Mrs.
Ella Mayhew, who Is said to be a trav
eling representative of the Amerl an
Red Cross, and her daughter, Mrs. H'd
ney Burrows, of West Urand Rapids,
have Just been reunited after a separa
tion of nine years, In which Mrs. Bur
rows mourned her mother as dead, sup-
DOalfl thn lin.t tiArlahnri In tftw. l.nn.il.
Theater (Ire In Chicago, In which about
(60 Uvea were lost.
Mrs. Mayhew (or Maxfleld. as her
name was at that time) attended tho
fatal matinee of December 30, 1503, with
a fr(end. When the flro broko out they
uccame separated. The friend escaped
uninjured, but as no truce of Mrs. Max
fleld could bo found but u charred skele
ton, wearing a ring hearing her Initials,
she was mournod us lost.
Mrs. Maxfleld was nut dead, however.
She had been badly Injured, and taken
to the Red Cross Hospital In Chlcaco.
where for a long tlmo her Ufa hum;!
by a thread, and her mlnd'wns blunit. !
wi-un hit rvcuvery sne lenrnea 'rat,
supposing her to be cloud, her huslMiul
had married again, and her only child.
Mrs. Burrows, h.id changed her resi
dence. Mrs. Maxfleld thought best to
conceal her Identity under an assumed
name, and became connected with tho
hospital where she had been restored
Her existence would probably nevor
have been discovered by her daughter
but for the settlement of an estate In
which Mrs. Muyhow was lntcrustcd.
Her name wan mentioned In the nnn it
papers, and was seen by the daughter,
who lost no time In communicating
with her mother by lont,'-dlstance tele
phone. Col. Harvey Refuses to
Talk of Visit Here
It Is Improbable that President Taft
will reappoint Commissioners Johnston
and Rudolph at the expiration of their
terms, but will permit them to hold over
until the Inauguration of the Demo
cratic Administration. It Is believed
that the President fears h's appoint
ments would not lie confirmed by tho
Senate, us both of these Commissioners
arc regarded as Republicans.
It Is definitely known that President
Taft Is considering the difficulties that
beset the uppolntments, and from state
ments made to friends It Is taken that
Commissioners Rudolph and Johnston
will hold over until March 4, and must
thereafter take their chances with
Democratic President and Sunate.
This Is contrary to the general policy
announced from the Whlto House somu
time ago, that Presldont Taft would
fill vacancies us they occur, regardless
of what the Senate might do.
The President has been Influenced, It
U stated. In these two cases, by the
fact that the Senate would almost In
evitably refuse to confirm the appoint
ment of two Republican'.
FOR GRAND JURY
William Sacks Is Placed
Under Bond of
William Backs, at a preliminary hear
ing before United States Commissioner
m m....i.u .. nA-.nl.lnl nv vnilntr
Anson D. AJftJTIUI vii .wiH-."- ' "
girls being unable to furnish bonds of
fc.OOo. was placed In custody pending
hearing before the grand Jury.
Backs was arrested lost week In con
nrctlon with a number of cases In Rosi
lyn and Analostan Island. In which
changes wore preferred by the Govern
ment tor alleged Immoral relations with
girls of Under years.
At the preliminary hearing evidence
was offered by Marie K. Merrltt. who
said she would be thirteen years old
James A. O'Miea was attorney for
thn defendant. Assistant United States
CommliHloncr Harvey Olvens, conduct
ed tho esse for tho prosecution.
CASTOR I A
for Infant! and Children.
Tracts of Land
Tha Mutlrnn afjs.iMe I- a...!...
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large tracts of land In Chihuahua and
Coahulla to settlement, apparently to
keep the pledge of President Modoro
that he would use his best efforts to
break up tho land monopoly.
... luiiniiniiii ii preparing, accora-
acres of land near Chihuahua. Near
""" iraci or 1.700,000 acres Is
being surveyed and will be distributed.
Texas Methodists Meet.
DALLAS, Tex.. Nov. 27.-A large at
tendance of clergy and laltv marked
the opening In Grace Church here o
day of the annual session of the North
Texas Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, Iilshop K. D.
Mouton, of 8an Antonio, Is presiding.
The sessions will continue over Sunday.
WITH CLOSE nTTHf G TOW
WINTON3tfU. ADMAN aXli.
' 15 eta., 2 lot 28 tv
Oaatt. Paabodr Co.. Makers
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE
Delightful 'home, having all the attractions of the suburb and all
the advantages of the city.
Large house with good, bright rooms and a modern bath; cellar
under entire building. Housv Is In Ilrst-class condition.
Lot 60 by 142 to Alley
A very uVslruble property and well worth Investigating.
GROWS BEAUTIFUL, HEAVY HAIR
WE PROVE IT 25 CENT DANDERINE"
Destroys dandruff Stops falling hair Cleans and invig
orates your scalp Delightful dressing.
To be possessed of a head.ot heavy,
beautiful hair; soft, lustrous, fluffy,
wavy and free from dandruff Is merely
a matter of using a Uttlv Danderlne.
It Is easy and Inexpensive to have
nice, soft hair and lots of It. Just get
a 25 cent bottle of Knawlton's Danderlne
now all drug stores recommend it
upply a little as directed and within ten
minutes there will bo an appearance of
. abundance; freshness. Iluftlncss and an
j Incomparable gloss and luster, and try
as you will you cannot find a trace of
1 dandruff or falling hair; but your real
'surprise will be after ubout two wedes'
use, when you will seo new hall fine
and downy at first yes but reullv now
hair sprouting out ull over your scalp
Danderlne Is, we believe, the only sure
hair grower; destroyer of dandruff und
cure for Itchy scalp and It never falls
to stop inning nair at once.
If you want to prove how pretty und
soft vour hnlr really Is. moisten a cloth
with a little Danderlne und carefully
draw It through your hair taking on
small strand at a time. Your hair will
be soft, glossy, and beautiful In Just
a few moments a delightful surprise
awaiiB every one wno tries xnis.
NEW COLONIAL HOMES
1226 to 1238 Maryland Ave. N. E.
3 SOLD THIS WEEK
$300 CASH-BALANCE MONTHLY
Inspect Thanksgiving Day
Six and 8 rooms and
Large lots, with 45 feet
of parking to alley.
Double porches, 7 by
Holland window shades.
Side-oven gas ranges.
Extra large closets.
Floors planed and oiled.
Paved streets and side
walks. Room for garage or
Two styles of houses.
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Speculation Is rife over the visit to
Washington of Col. George B. Harvey,
editor of Harper's Weekly. Colonel
Harvey camo hero yesterday, saw a
number of the Democratic leaders and
then refused to talk to the neuspapr
men, further than to say he wag here
Colonel Harvey In an advocate of one
term for the President, but whether he
was here to promote that movement, to
pick a Cabinet, to search for an office
or what, few know und they won't tell.
speaaer viarK. unairman Clayton, of
the House Judiciary Committee; Chair
man Henry, of the ltules Commit!..,.
and several other leading lights were
included In Colonel Harvey's round-up.
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It an important point to be
considered when selecting a
home. The higher the eleva
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Are higher than the Capitol;
overlook the stately Potomac
and the beautiful Virginia hills;
surrounded bv Dure air.
Price, 54,250. Terms, S250 cash bal
ance to suit. Tenleytown car to W. Hall
Place, then walk one square west. Homes
open all day and evenings.
H. V. BOUIC & CO.,
Mam 1615. Southern BlrLr.
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Open Daily and Sunday and Lighted Until 9 P. M.
Maryland avenue is one of the finest streets in northeast, and houses at above
prices are seldom offered. Don't miss this chance. Come out before too late.
H. R. HOWENSTEIN CO.,
1314 F Street Northwest
If YOU are the man or woman for whom this advertisement ia intended
You Are NOT Spending
Thanksgiving in Your Own Home
So why not today take your first step
toward doing so by inspecting THESE homes.
Your Rent Money Will Buy One
after your small first payment, so why continue to pay monev to some one else, which he,
perhaps, uses to buy the very home you are living in?
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Although these homes have every appearance, inside and out,
of being $5,000 houses, yet you can buy one for
SMALL CASH PAYMENT BALANCE SAME AS RENT.
1133 to 1143 Fourth Street N. E.
One-half Square From Capital Traction Line.
Three Squares From H Street Car Line.
If you were to design a home yourself you could not put in more modern conveniences
or wish for a better construction than you'll find in these homes.
They are full six rooms and tiled bath, beautifully finished and papered throughout; par
quetry floors; guaranteed, hot water heating plant; large, Colonial porches; large closets;
every room Is light and cheerful.
Real Estate values in the section where these homes are located are steadily increasing,
making this a splendid investment for the lucky purchaser.
Don't lose any time, but Investigate these homes today.
1141 4TH STREET N,. E. SAMPLE HOUSE
ALWAYS OPEN FOR INSPECTION.
BUILT BY CHAS. E. MIRE.
! PHILLIPS & SAGER
715 14th St. N.W.
REAL ESTATE, LOANS AND INSURANCE.
Fur further particular apply 1o
GEO. HENDERSON, 1418 F Street N. W.
Or to jour mn asml.
That very valuable property at the Northeast corner of 15th and R
streets, Improved by an attractive and substantial church edifice. The
building la completely furnished and ready for Immediate occupancy.
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GEO. HENDERSON, 1418 F Street N.W.
Your Thanksgiving Leisure
COULD NOT BE SPENT TO BETTER
ADVANTA6E THAN IN INSPECTING THESE
TRULY REMARKABLE HOMES
If the day causes you to step out of the "renters" class Into the
owners' class then you will auroly he cause for Thanksalvlnv.
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No. 4132 New Hampshire Avenue N. W.
""1 " aaa isrsiie (mKlBK one profit only) By
D. D. THOMPSON & CO.
OFFICE : 1335 F Si N. W. or 610 Upshot St N. W