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Fair and Much
IS URGED BY TAFT;
SILENT ON TARIFF
President, In Message, Sounds Note of
- Warning to Woodrow Wilson
TAKES PRIDE IN PRESENT
PROSPERITY OF NATION
The unexampled prosperity of the people of the United
States during the four years of his Administration, now
drawing to a close, was the theme on which President Taft
laid chief emphasis today in his annual message to Con
gress dealing with fiscal, judicial,- military, and insular
Declaring that business conditions of the country
could hardly be better; that business was now on a solid
basis; that manufacturing establishments were running at
full capacity;, that the demand for labor never was so con
stant and growing; that foriegn trade this year would ex
ceed four billions of dollars, and that the total value of the
record-breaking crops was more than a billion dollars
greater than ever before in the history of the Nation, the
President set before Congress an optimistic portrayal
of conditions that could not fail to be impressive.
Bears Warning Note.
On the one hand. It seemed to be of
fered In Juitlflcatlon of the conduct of
hta administration; on the other hand,
it leemed to carry a note of warning
to the Wilson administration that with
prosperous conditions In the land, It
would have a high standard to reach
and to maintain.
Almost complete silence on .the tariff,
one of the chief rooks on 'which the
Administration haa struck, waa a fea
ture of the document laid before Con
Braes today. Covering the broad field
.'ot steal, .'judicial, military, and Insular
affairs.4 the President discussed a long
Hat of Important subjects, and made
many Important recommendations.
Pealing at length with the weaknesses
of the banking and currency system,
the President pleaded for the Immediate
passage of a currency reform measure
along tho lines of the Aldrlch plan. He
declared the wage-earner and farmer
both were vitally Interested In a safe
system of currency, and that something
must pe done to prevent times of arti
ficial atrlngency. which "frighten capi
tal, atop employment, prevent the meet
ing of tho pay roll, destroy local mar
kets, and produce penury and want."
To Settle Trust Question.
Advising the "regular prosecution of
the trusts charged with the violation
of the anti-trust law" and indicating
that In "this quiet way" the question
of trusts can be settled and competition
retained, the President took the posi
tion that radical legislation touching
the corporations was not needed.
Tbta phase of the message Is certain
to arouse no end of discussion, both In
business and legal circles. The Stand
ard OH and Tobaacco reorganisations
The president took strong ground
against hauling down the flat: in the
Philippines, and advocated continued
supervision over these Islands and Por
to Rloo. He came out strongly for a
bigger navy, and for a further reor
ganisation of the army to provide a
more efficient military and greater re
serve in times of peace.
Wants Federal Regulation.
Be counseled Federal regulation of
waterpowera In navigable streams and
the passage of the workmen's compen
sation act. I
Declaring that the Panama canal Is
practically completed so far as cnsl-
fleering pruuirma uiu vuiii-viiiu. wiv
President highly praised Colonel
Ooetahls, chief engineer of construc
tion, and recommended to Congress
that. In recognition of the wonderful
work the officer has done, he be made
a major general of the army upon tho
completion of his work, with the tltlu
of chief of engineers, when the Incum
bent Is retired.
Briefly reviewing the economy phasa
of his administration, the President
called attention to the fart that until
tills year, the expenditures had been
less or on a par with th receipts.
The 123.000,000 deficit which appears between-
the Treasurer's report of esti
mated income for the coming year and
the estimated expenditures the Presi
dent blamed on Congress' failure to
make appropriations or two battleships
last year, necessitating an estimate, for
three this year from the Navy Depart
ment. Emphatic Financial Pie.
The President's plea for a revised
banking and currency system was es
pecially emphatic. Declaring It to be
the "most crying need of the country
today," he recommended tho Immedi
ate adoption of nn elastic currency sys
tern along the lines of the central bank
Idea proposed by the Aldrlch currency
bill. Discussing the prejudice which
ariutgMA thn rentr.il bank Idea, the Pree-
Fdent argued that It arose from an er
roneous Idea of Its powers, and from
a distrust or bunkers oy mo peopiu,
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TO RECLAIM PARTY
Iowa Member Favors Radical
Step in Effort to Save
G. O. P.
By JOHN SNURK.
Under the surface, among the Repub
lican leaders In Congress, momentous
plans for the reorganization and re
newal of the Republican party are be
Nothing less Is proposed than the call
ing In the near future of a KeDubliuan
national convention with the object of
working out In a harmoloua way pro
jects fo rthe advancement and rehabili
tation pf the party.
Cununlu Urges Convention.
Senator Cummins of Jowa, has coun
seled other Republican leaders in the
Senate and House and outside of those
bodies that this step be taken. The
Iowa senator Is taking the position that
the situation Is not one that can be
met by any ordinary means, but that
It requires radical and extraordinary
He proposes that the national com
mittee shall call a national convention,
and that the convention shall take the
highly Important step of changing the
basis of representation In future con
ventions; that It shall depart from the
plan of letting each State have twice
as many delegates as It Is entitled to
seats In House and Benate; and that In
the future the basis of representation of
a mate In the national convention shall
be the number of Republican votes cast
at the preceding general election. It Is
apparent that this would crush the
power of the South In Republican coun-
Rules To Fit Primaries.
Not the national committee, but a con
vention Itself must take this action, If
It Is taken. Having done this, Senator
Cummins believes the national com
mittee should then make It plain to the
country that hereafter delegates chosen
under State primary laws will be en
titled to sents In the Republican na
tional convention. In other words, the
rules of the committee would be made
to (It the primary laws of the 8tates,
and the doctrine that the rules of the
committee are superior to the primary
luwa of a State would be abolished.
Senator Cummins was called to Iowa
Inst night by tho dangerous Illness of
his aged father. Had lie remained, ho
would have conferred today with Gover
nor Hadley, of Missouri, and other
prominent Republican leaders. Govern
or Hadley Is due here today from at
tending the conference of governors at
SEVERANCE TO DEAL
BLOW AT BIG MERGER
Attorney General Wlckersham has re
tained C, A. Severance, one ot the at
torneys who conducted the Ilarrlman
merger sutt for the Government, to look
after the Interests of the Government
In carrylna out the decree for the dis
solution of the merser.
At a conference at the Department
of Justice, the dissolution was consid
ered bv the Attorney General and the
attorneys for the Government The de
cree ot dissolution must be entered on
by the United States District Court for
tho district of Utah within three
Attorney General Wlckersham feels
that the decision of tho Supreme Court
has given great vitality to the Sherman
law, and Is probably the greatest step
in toat curscuoB.
DEATH ON BOAT
IN LUKE STORK
Steamer Is Pounding Rocks,
Driven by Gale on
MANY VESSELS IN
PATH OF DISASTER
Coal Fleet on Way to Dultuh May
Be Lost in Big
DULUTH, Minn., Dec. 6. Accord
ing to reports early today the pas
senger steamer Eaaton, of the
Boothe line, with fifty persons on
board, lies on the rocks of Iroquois
reef .thirty miles west of Fort Ar
thur, exposed to the fury of one ot
the worst billiards that has swept
Lake Superior In years.
A wireless message from Port Ar
thur today says that two tugs and a
lighter are behind the vessel and
that passengers and crew are being
removed. Rumors of heavy loss ot
life are persistent, and the local
manager of the line, Louis Thostead,
said so far as he has learned all
members of the crew and passenger
list are safe.
Scene of Disaster.
The Easton Is on at the same place
the steamer Iroquois was wrecked some
years ago, from which disaster the reef
takes Ha name. It Is a Jagged point of
rocks running out from Victoria Island
to the entrance to Thunder Bay.
Coal Fleet In Peril.
The storm on Lake Superior endan
gered more than a score of ships up and
downbound. Alblg fleet of coal carri
ers, hurrying fuel to local docks to ob
viate a .threatened fuel famine In the
northwest, has left the 800 upbottnd
within the last twenty-four hours and
they Have met the billiard In the vicin
ity ot Keweenaw Point, long known as
the "grave-yard ot the lakes."
None waa picked uo by the local wire
less station up to daylight, although
perslatent oedls were sent. out. Most of
the grain fleet remained In the harbor.
DEAD GIRL IN ROOM
BY UNCONSCIOUS MAN
Woman, Third Person, Is Seem
ingly Unable to
CATLETTTSBURO, Ky., Dee. 6.-The
cause of the death of Miss Minnie Tur
ner, who was found In a room af a
hotel here. Is still a mystery to the
police. One ot her companions In the
room at the time the body was found.
James York, continues In an uncon
scious and supposedly dying condition.
The other occupant of the room, a
woman, believed to be Mrs. Edward
Gullet, ot Huntington, W. Va., Is In the
custody of the police, but refuses to
talk. 8he appears to be In a daxed
condition. . .
The work of several physicians failed
to revive York, and the doctors are pus
sled as to the cause of his Illness.
The stomach of the dead woman waa
removed, and Its contents will be anal
yzed. It Is stated by tho physicians that
Miss Turner had been dead at least
lorty-eignt noura wnen rouna.
The three persons took a room at the
hotel Monday, Miss Tamer bo ng reg
istered as the sister of the woman now
In custody. They had not left their
room since, and It was that that led the
hotelkeeper to break dawn the door.
He found Miss Turner dead. York was
lying on a bed apparently dead, and the
woman whom the police claim Is Mrs.
Gullet sitting In a chair, but seemingly
unable to talk.
MOTIJER STOLE TINY
SHOES FOR HER BABY
Poverty Drives Her to Theft Rath
er Than Lose Holiday
CHICAGO, Dec. 6. "Judge, It was the
only way I had to get my baby a
Chrlstmss present." sobbed Mrs. Ellen
Nelson. She stood before Judge Scully
charged with being a shoplifter. She
had been caugnt niaing a tiny pair 01
shoen under her cape.
"My Daoy neenea me snoes. 1
wouldn't have taken them If 1 had
plenty at home." she nxld.
Municipal JUQKO ocuuy wm impuauiB
severe sentences on women Bhopllfters.
He had Just sentenced six of them to
Jail. The woman's face was burled In
a torn handkerchief and her shoulders
shook as she sobbed.
"You stole the shoes, though," said
the Judge solemnly. "I will sentence
you to one hour's Imprisonment In the
ante room ot the police station down
stairs," Motor Car Crash.
A Terminal taxlcab operated by J, E.
Blmpson, of ZUt B street northwest, col-
mobile belonging to Ha yrrCorcoran, of
1U0 BevsntbJ street northwest. The taxi
cab was damaged HO, but no one was
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Box Burglar, Who Today Points Oat To Folios Two Places Ho had Broke
Into tThat Had Hot Been Reported.
Treasury 111 for Sev
Leander Perry Mitchell, for more than
ten yenrs Assistant Comptroller of tha
Treasury, died suddenly at his apart'
ment In the Leamington. 2003 Fourteenth
street northwest, this morning at 3:1S
o'clock. A heart disease, with wmen
he had Buffered for several months, was
the cause of the death.
Funeral arrangements will be mado
tonight on the arrival of hla only sur
viving relative, Leonard 11. Mitchell, a
United States postotflce Inspector, ot
Lynchburg, Va. 'The body will be taken
to New Castle, Intl., Mr. Mitchell's homo
town, for Interment,
Since his return from New Castle last
September, the old affection had given
Mr. Mitchell much concern. At no
time, however, wus It considered seri
ous. At 3:15 o'clock this morning hs
was awakened with pains In his heart,
and struggled from his bed to the hall
wuy of the Leamington, where he sum
moned the family In the adJolnlDK flat.
They came to his rescut, returned him
to his own upurtment, where ho uied
an hour later.
Mr. Mitchell was born in Henry coun
ty, MU.. In ISO. At the outbreak of the
chll war he rushed to the nearest re
cruiting office, but on acrount of his
youth was lefused admission Into the
army. In May. 1SW. however, he en
llatrl In fl rnmtianv. of the 139th VOlun-
ra ihn lnddflv organisation. At the
close of the war he entered the Uplver-
nlty ot uioomington, ami receiver a
f1rn from that Institution. Later he
was graduated from the law department
of the Bioomington scnooi. lie Degau
the practice of law at New Castle In
1S71 or 1872. He remained there till
Marh, 1WS, when he was called to
Washington by President McKlnley to
become Assistant Comptroller of tho
Treasury, which position he has held
slrce. Mr. Mitchell was a widower, his
wife tuning died seven or eight years
Frenchwomen Claiming to Be De
scendants of Dauphin Shoot
PARIS, Dec. (.Declaring themselves
to be descendants of the Dauphin, son
fit Louts'XVI, the King who executed In
1793, two middle-aged women, supposed
ly sisters, shot themselves simultaneous.
y on the fashionable Champs Elyses,
near the president's residence.
It was learned todav that they were
insane women who formerly had a
modiste's shop at Nantua, where they
financially ruined themselves bv de
molishing the premises tn a search for
supposed burled treasure.
Winter Homes For Health Or Pleasure
located along and reached by Southern
Railway. Write for booklet and con
sult Aaents for detailed Information.
OffloesTO Uth St. and Me F St N. W
Sight of Mother
BY LEAPING FROM
WINDOW OF HOTEL
Major Mallory, Long 111,
Drops Nine Stories
NEW TORK, Dec. .-MaJor John &
Mallory, U. & A., retired, waa Instantly
killed today when he jumped from the
ninth floor of the Manhattan Hotel, at
Forty-second street and Madison ave
nue. Major Mallory had been III for a long
m...v i, IS.UI, ui uuiwb coniraciea
In the army service, and came here with
his wife about four weeks ago for
treatment by specialists.
Thousands of commuters and others
saw the suicide, the hotel being; at one
". .".!'? '! poiiiis in mo cuy.
In his fall, he Just missed striking two
women who were passing, ana they
promptly fainted as did a number of
i'"r. men who were overcome by
Major Mallory had eluded a nurse,
who waa attending to his wants. Ha
crawled out on the window ledge and
remained there for a minute or two.
"rs.by paid no attention, as It was
believed he was a window cleaner. A
m"!d. r"fn'ng own the hall tried to
clutch him. and he launched out Into
space with a leap that carried him well
out from the side of the big structure:
.I vd "T?'' """naled when
It struck the stone sidewalk and It waa
some time before it could be Identl
tied. At first It was reported to the
police that he was one of the noted
family of shipowners, but on the ar-
Turner, positive Identification was made
Major Mallory has been on the retired
list of the army since UK, he having
v.e .veiivu iwr uumiy i mtU lime.
KArrt In Vanisrvlirini In 1st J a
Mallory 0w , thlrty-tw0 yean' active
nexwv 11 IBIO SSIIIIJ. 1 W(K PPUl filed
to Wat Pnln In Ittt fmm fl.lm. n.
After betns retired, he spent the creat-
i hb v ma nitm in r1 gtnctj turn
Amftripan aAArmmm umm at th irsnknt.
tan, tn New York.
IN MEXICAN STATES
Government Sends Guns- and Am
munition to Ranchers
The Mexican government falling to
extend protection to American ranch
men and miners In Mexico, these men
are to get an opportunity to' defend
themselves. The War Department to
day authorized General Steever, In com
mand of troops on the border, to send
arms to Americans at Hermoslllo, In
the state of Sonora, and to Durango.
With each carbine 30 rounds of ammu
nition were forwarded.
Americans at Durango are not In dan
ger of rebel attack, but arc worried by
tho Incursions of Yaqul Indians, who
have taken occasion during sevoral
months to go on the warpath.
The department was Informed today
of the hold-up of a train 300 miles south
of Juarex on December 3. Four Ameil
cans were robbed of their baggage and
money, but were not Injured. Twelve
Mexican passengers were killed or se
TO HID SANTA
Proceeds of "Old Home
stead" Will Be Donated for
HUNDREDS OF PLEAS
COMING FROM TOTS
Volunteers Are Needed to Dis
tribute Thousands of Gifts to
Make Children Happy.
With this Cetrpea sat It 0.7 It.so
or a Beeerved Stat but be
THE OLD H0MMTSAD
AT THJC COLUMBIA THXATEK
For tka srtaiags of Deceaber 9 or
Here's a chance worth while.
You can see at a bargain price one
of the grandest old plays that has
erer been seen on the American
stage, and you can donate your dol
lars to the Bt Nicholas Olrl of The
Washington Times, and help make
several kids happy on Christmas
Isn't that a privilege worth taking
Yesterday afternoon came this
letter to the St. Nicholas Girl's desk
In The Times office:
. Praises Work,
Dear St Nicholas Olrl:
I do not believe therels a bigger
or better or more praiseworthy phil
anthropy than, the one In which you
ara engaged at present, and you de
serve unqualified praise for what you
have undertaken. I shall esteem It a
privilege to be allowed to do my part
towards giving a Merry Christmas
to the little needy and unfortunate
children of Washington, and I there
fore make you the offer of two pro
ductions of "The Old Homestead."
which Is to appear In tho Columbia
Theater next week. The theater, to
gether with the services of the com
pany are thereforo tendered to you
on the evenings ot Monday and
Tuesday, December 9 and 10. the pro
ceeds to bo used tn your work of
rurchaslng Christmas presents for
he poor children of Washington.
Wishing you every success la your
unucnuKitiK. i uvg 10 suoscnoe my
self. Very trulv yours,
ALFRED K. HALL,
. Business Representative Denman
Thompson's "Old Homestead."
Chance for Everybody.
Now here Is offered a chance for
everybody to help the good cause along.
The St. Nichols Olrl needs the money,
and everybody will want to see "The
Old -Homestead," and this happy com
bination of circumstances ought to
appeal to everybody. Just clip the cou
pon out of today's Times, and take It to
the Columbia Theater, where the coupon
and the dollar will be exchanged for a
reserved seat. This plan will be fol
lowed until all of the orchestra seats
are aold, and after that, the other seats
will be Disced on aale at the usual
prices. Remember, unless the coup:n
Srlnted In The Times accompanies vour
ollar, the St. Nicholas Girl's Christmas
fund will not be benefited.
As everybody knows, "The Old Home
stead" Is one of the American classics.
It deserves the many years of success It
has achieved, for many reasons, pri
marily because It Is an active, potent
and cumulative Influence for good, In
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
LINER IN DISTRESS
OFF NORFOLK HARBOR
Fogbound, the Steamer Essex Lies
Aground on Craney
NORFOLK. Va., Dec. (.Another
steamer -of the Merchants' and Miners'
Transportation Company is In trouble,
last night the steamer Essex,
bound to Baltimore, went ashore on
Craney Island In a fog which made
navigation difficult. It Is believed the
vessel will be floated without much
damage. A revenue cutter has gone to
the relief of the Essex. There are a
numbr of passengers on the steamer.
LIE GIVEN WITNESS
IN DYNAMITE CASE
Defendant Declares He Had Never
Seen Letters From Union
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Dec. 6 Denial
of tho Government's charges of con
spiracy in the ironworkers' union dy
namiting plot were continued by De
fendant Murray L. Pennell. of Spring
field, III., when he resumed his testi
mony in his own behalf today,
The He was directly given to witnesses
for the Government and even incrimina
ting correspondence taken from the
union's files Fennel declared he had
BRAVADO GONE AS
BOY BANDIT TELLS
OF MANY ROBBERIES
Leroy Biker. Youthful Raffles, Takes
Sleuths on Remarkable Tour of Homes
Which He Had Looted.
ONE VICTIM IS SURPRISED
TO KNOW SHE WAS ROBBED
His iron nerve shattered, his air of braggadocio and
unconcern completely gone, Lerdy Baker changed from
the daring .desperate burglar of a few days ago to just a
broken-hearted, broken-spirited, homesick boy accom
panied two Central Office detectives around the city today
and pointed out two additional places he had robbed.
Frank and willing io aid the detectives in every way
he could in unraveling the rather tangled skein of crime
he wove during his brief but sensational career in Wash
ington', young Baker sprang something of a surprise when
he pointed out a house, the robbery of which had not been
reprted. This was the home of Mrs. Clarence Taylor, 901
Fifteenth street northwest.
The detectives took the boy before Mrs. Taylor and
she was just as much surprised as the officers to learn she
had been robbed. Mrs. Taylor said that during the last few
OF STOCK EXCHANGE
House "Money Trust" Prob
ers to Get Inside Facts
of Wall Street.
Batteries of the House "Money trust'
Investigation committee have been
turned directly upon the New York
Stock Exchange. Information reached
here today that several of the directors
of the big money mart have been
subpoenaed to testify next week, when
tne committee resumes Its Inquiry.
The subpocnaa for the exchange gov
ernors was generally regarded today as
most significant, following the first In
formation yesterday fro mChalrman
Pujo, of the committee, that denial of
the malls and prosecution under the
anti-trust lawa waa considered against
tha exchange aa a result of the com
Seek Inside Facts.
Inside Information regarding the or
ganisation and management ot the New
York exchange la sought from the gov
ernors, t waa stated authoratlvely to
day. They will be qulxsed to expose the
alleged "close corporation."
Tho "Money trust" committee pro
poses to show to the nation. It was
learned today, Just how completely the
exchange governors a small faction of
financial leaders dominate the fortunes
of exchange members, as well -as arbi
trarily controlling "listing" of securi
ties. Bearing upon the charge that stock
and some produce exchangee are "con
spiracies in restraint of trade," and aa
such subject to prosecution under the
Sherman law, as Chairman Pujo be
lieves, testimony will be drawn from
the governors regarding minute details
of their operation.
Representative Pujo said today he ex-
Fiected to offer evidence to support the
Seat Prices Criticised.
That "seats," or memberships, In tho
New York exchange are limited to a
select few, held at exorbitant prices,
thus barring hundreds of legitimate
brokers from free and unrestricted
That the governors have almost un-
lUmlted arbitrary power to cancel any
That It Is Impossible to secure a
"seat" without the tacit or actual con
sent of great financial powers.
ThAt arbitrary authority exists to ad
mlt or bar stockb and bonds from "list-lng"-the
privilege ot being traded In
upoti the floor. ....
That the "curb" exchange is a
medium of commerce forced upon brok
ers and bankers, often unwillingly, by
the dominant "interests" of tho stock
I IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at noon.
Archbald trial returned at 1:30.
Senate Republicans threaten reprisals If
Democrats hold up conllimatlons.
Bill to incorporate American Hospital
of Paris sent to conference.
President Toft's speech before UnltfJ
Daughters of the Contederacy or
dered printed as Senate document at
request of Senator Johnston ot Ala
bama. Omnibus claims bill considered.
Housn met at noon.
Debate on legislative bill resumed.
District Committee failed to obtain a
Mlsa Mabel Boardman appeared before
The Public Buildings Committee.
rnioE ONE CENT.
Tells of Robbery.
days she had missed several small
pieces of silverware and Jewelry, but
thought they had been mislaid or
"Well, I got about $50 worth of
stuff." Baker aald. "I was passing;'
by and from tha appearance of lha
house I thought no one ts at home'.
I got po response to the bell, and,
finding; the door unlocked, walked In
and helped myself."
Stopping; in front of the Reglna
apartment house. 1214 I street north
west, the bov said .he had entered
several apartments In the building,
but had stolen nothing. He said ha
was looking for money at the time
and did not disturb anything else.
Ills statement was borne out by per
sons living In tho building, who aald
their apartments looked as If they
had been entered, but that nothing
had been stolen.
Baker said so far as he could re
member theso wero tho only places
he got Into before early Monday
morning when masked, he held up and
runoea ine occupants oi several
boardlnc houses at the point of a re
volver. Turns Candid At Last.
The boy was perfectly willing to tell
Detectives .Springman and O'Brien, who
were with him. everything he knew. He
aald he was sorry now for what he had
done, and wanted to do eevrythlng he
could to make' amends. A largo quan
tity of cheap Jewelry found In his room
has not been accounted for aa yet, the
lad saying he could not remember where
he had gotten It.
Five stickpins found In his room were
Identified today as having been taken
from the house at 941 H street, one ot
the eight places, he. entered Monday
Sees Mother, Weeps.
Mrs. Arttmr.L.Uaker. of Baltimore, the
boy's mother, came over from the Monu
mental Cltv last night, accompanied by
a friend ot the family, the Rev. John
W. Gray, a Baptist minister. At the
first sight of his mother, the young
hold-up man broke Into tears, and his
mother was unable to quiet him for
several minutes: Love for his mother,
which, apparently, had been dead for
months, was awakened, 'and, like a
child, the boy wept unceasingly until
weak from exhaustion. His daring mien,
which characterised his burglaries and
his actions following his arrest, was
Baker will appear. In Police Court to
morrow morning, and not until then will
It be known how many charges will be
preferred against him.
Sebastian Loses Reward.
William Sebastian, a former police
man, who gave the "tip" which re
sulted In the arrest of Leroy Baker, the
boy burglar, will probably not receive
any reward from the Police Depart
ment It was believed by the police that the
daring burglar who entered several
boarding houses In tho central part of
the city early Monday, and held up
the occupants at the point ot a revolver,
was the same person who, on Tuesday
night, held up and robbed Abraham
Gimberg, a grocer, In hla store at 9&
Florida avenue northwest. One hun
dred dollars reward was offered for the
arrest of the highwayman who robbed
When Gimberg called at the First
precinct station he said Baker was itnt
the one who held him up,
Played Part of Slenth.
Sebastian la the proprietor of the
rooming house where Baker lived while
In Washington. The fact that young
Baker had been staying out nearly nil
night and sleeping all day aroused the
proprietor's suspicions. Looking through
the keyhole of the youth's room, he saw
Baker trying on a black mask. Ha
suspected that he might bo the high
waymurt who had committed the lgr.t
ienatlonnl boarding house roberlea and
also held up Grlinberg.
Sebastian told the police of his sus
picions and Central Oftlco Detectives
O'Brien nnd Springman entered the
boy's room and captured htm.
Young Ilaker'a career In Baltimore
was almost as sonsatlonal as here. He
gained much notoriety In the Monu
mental City by his daring robberies
there Baker Went to the publto achools
In Baltimore until he was thirteen years i