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Tonight and Friday.
Yesterday's Circulation, 36,196.
WASHINGTON THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2, 1918.
BBICE ONE .CENT.
Texan Orator Making Farewell Speech in Senate, and Group of Admirers
HE USED INFLUENCE
TO ASSIST INGHAM
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Rumors Called for Reorgan-
ization Throughout His
CHANGE WOULD HAVE
Many VaVcancies Would Result
From the Reported Turn
j . of Affairs. i
Ramon of an extensive "shake-up
ad "reorganization" of the Depart
ment of Commerce and Labor, that
would affect several hundred em
ployes of Uncle 8am In Washington
and throughout the States, were set
at rest by Secretary Charles Kagel
today when he declared most em
phatically that no such thing was
coatemplated or would be. -
The Department of Commerce and
Labor has more than 10,000 workers
"ok the regular Tolls, 1,886 of them In
Washington, .and rumor had It' that
through consolidation, particularly in
the division of immigration and natH
uralUatlou, several hundred would
be lopped off, or let out by gradual
process. " . j
Alleged Reasons for' Change.
.It was -reported that this "shake-up"
was tor the dual purpose of unifying
the work, consolidating Inspection dis
tricts In the. immigration and other serv
ices, and. a, .general co-ordination of
vwork, besides depriving the Democrats
ft' quite a 4 few jobs that they ;expect
to have after March 4.
-CemmlseloBer General .of Immigration
DIei.J3Ceefe.has-erved his full -four
yesys.SB.cMWHWrte-jier.jrie appointment J
Is a Presidential .one; and 'trill be'dls
eed of by "the President Whether or
riot M wHl" He permuted to' hold' overi
wlH beTeappolnted, or other-action -wl. I
' be taken was' not known, at the depart
There will not be. however, any
shake-up ,tfcat will deprive Government
workers or 'their Jobs; Immigration In
spection districts will jot be molested.
Matter of Routine. -
"There are several employes," "he
said, "deserving- men, efficient and.
capable whom I have recommended to
the President to be covered Into the
classified civil .service by Executive
order. There Is-nothing unusual In this.
It, has" been frequently done, and Is
practically, a matter of routine.
"They are not bureau or division
Chiefs, vor other chiefs, but workers,
who. through efficient service, merit
' The Secretary does not wish to make
the. names of these men public until
action has. been taken In their case by
JU1 bureau chiefs, the Secretary point
ed out, are by law Presidential ap
pointees, and will not be placed under
ordinary civil eervice status. "It takes
Congressional action to consolidate 'or
change the existing bureaus," the Sec
retary said. "I could not reorganize and
consolidate them without the authority
of Congress In the. same mariner as was
made for the consolidation of, the tSa
tlstlcs and Foreign and Domestic Bu
reaus last summer.
"I would not think pf taking- any radi
cal eteps in this direction now. unless
some condition rose demanding- imme
diate attention. On the face of thing
va raumeive reorganization would be
undertaken at this late day."
The men wbo are to me covered into
the classified civil service and protected
are clerks who have become expert
PEELLE RESIGNS .
SEAT ON BENCH
Chief Justice in Court of Claims
Chief 'Justice, Stanton J. Peelle, of
the United States Court pf Claims, hav
ing reached the retirement age, today
handed In his resignation to President
Taft, who immediately sent to the Sen
ate the name of Judge Fenton V.
Booth, one of the Judges qf the court,
to succeed him. The name of Henry
8. Boutell. of Illinois, now United Ktat
Minister' to Switzerland, wan nt in
the Senate to fill the vacancy made by i
the elevation of Judge Booth to chief
KOKECA8T FOR THE DISTRICT.
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Chief ,GIerk So'uth Holds a
Conference With Inves-
WHETS UP HIS IRE
Subpoena Server Ready to Go to
Any Extreme in Order to
Jerry South, chief clerk of the House
of Representatives, who returned from
New York in' an angry mood because
of the persistence with which William
Rockefeller,, has evaded service of the
subpoena of the Money trust investiga-J
tion, was in secret conference with Con
gressman Pujo this afternoon laying
plans for reaching the multi-millionaire.
The conference followed the adjourn
ment of the House, after a session in
which no action was taken in the
Rockefeller matter. Legal questions
have delayed the issuance of an order
for the forcible entry of deputies into
the Rockefeller home, but Chief' Clerk
South has hit upon a plan which he
has not yet 'disclosed!
South's Ire Is. Up.
From his attitude it Is evident that
South will go to any extreme to reach
the witness that is sanctioned by he
House, and the contemptuous treatment
acocrded the deputies now around the
riockefeller neighborhood has but whetted-
hhj anger. -That this feeling" Is
snared -by -many members "of the Bouse
waa'jjiade certalntoday," but legal, ques-'
tonsrare delaying" action. -
The. conference fwlth Congressman
PujQ was .to determine whether. Riddell
forcibly can enter the Rockefeller home
In his search for the mnltt-mlillonalre.
Congressman Henry, author of the
-original Money trust resolution, takes
the view that Mr. Rockefeller's actions
now amount to contempt, and he favors
decisive-action by the House, Jerry
South. Chief Clerk of the -House., .re
turned to Washington today from New
York, and will report, to the Pujo com
mittee that Rockefeller has persistently
evaded service from 'any of the two
score officers on his trail, and he will
ask the House to order the forcible
taking of the millionaire.
Underwood Is Doubtful.
Congressman Underwood, the major
ity leader, says he has not made a
study of the law and precedents In the
case, "but that he believes Rockefeller
is not guilty of contempt until he actu
ally refuses to testify.
Mr. South, who has been engaged In
the fruitless search for several days,
was thoroughly aroused when ho
reached Washington today.
"There Is no case on record which
parallels Mr. Rockefellers defiance of
the House." hn said. "In spite of the
lack of precedents. I believe It has the
right to order his arrest."
More Deputies Sworn In.
Congressman James T. Lloyd, chair
man of the Committee on Accounts, has
been drawn into the fray. Members of
the Accounts' Committee are so anxious
to land Rockefeller that they have vot
ed to approve ail reasonable expense
accounts in connection with the at
tempt of Sergeant-at-arms Riddell and
his deputies to serve Rockefeller.
Additional deputies are being sworn
In In New York, and Speaker Champ
Clark has signed 100 additional sub
poenas for William Rockefeller, each
deputy being armed with one or more
of the processes.
Hitch Over Statute.
The hitch In the plan to arrest Rocke
feller by force lies In the construction of
the statute providing for the attendance
of witnesses subpoenaed by the House.
This statute provides punishment for
'any person "who, having been sum
moned as a witness," makes default or
declines Co answer questions.
Mr. Rockefeller, however, is nlavlnir
hide and seek with the sergeant-at-arms
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STOLEN MONEY IS
RETURNED TO BANK
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Colored Messenger, Who Escaped
wun uniy $ou gi 3o,uuu
Plunder, Still at Large.
All but fl) of the J6.000 stolen here on
Tuesday from the Washington and
Southern Bank by Webster Morton, a
colored messenger, wa received at Po
llco Headquarters this morning and
turned over to officials of the bank.
Morton is still at large. He waa
placed under arrest In Richmond, Va.,
Tuesday night, and the sachel contaln
jfg the money taken from him, but "he
verpowerea me orflcer and escaped.
The police say they expect to recap
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SENATOR JOSEPH W. BAILEY.
Shoots Spouse Said to Have
Gone Away With
iragic. iequel; to iM iMriM$trta1Mr,
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mat naq jreen me cause ui, tviucaprunn
notoriety,, since Jast August, Henry C
Edey, a retired broker, shot and killed
his wife today, and then committed
suicide in )iis country home here.
Found By ServahTts."
The double) tragedy took-place -In-the
Eder's 'ocdroom and was discovered by
the servants, who heard the" shots 'and
rushed in and found Mrs. Edcy already
dead on the floor and Edey' lying un
conscious across the bed, revolver still
in his hand. Kdcy died while a physi
cian was on the way to the cottage.
'Edey has been in an agitated state
ever since the report was circulated last
August that his wife had goneHo New
York on the. same train with Gardner
ilurdock, a ilvcryman.
Murdock Uv't his wife at that time and
never ha retucned.
The Edeys returned home about five
weeks ago. Apparently all their trou
bles were ended and they appeared
liappv and free from marital differ
ences. In explanation of Mrs. Edey's
absence from home Edey .told his ac
quaintances that she had gone to New
York on a visit pending his coming to
take her to Panama, and that they
had Just .returned from an Interesting
trio to the Canal Zone.
According to the story circulated at
the time of Murdock's and Mrs. Edey's
disappearance Mrs. Edey had Just re
ceived a present of foU.OOO from her hus
band. It was also alleged that Edcy
had offered Murdock $75,000 to obtain
a divorce for himself and marry Mrs.
Edey. The story as related by the
Edeys" neighbor went further and In
timated that neither of the wives would
protest divorce proceedings.
BUSY WITH CUPID
Nearly Five Hundred Licenses to
Marry Issued in Maryland
Town in Year..
Inspection of the records of the local
Gretna Green today showed that Rock
vlllc maintained -its reputation as a
clearing- houne for Cupid during the
year Just closed, T licenses to wed hav
ing be-n Issued there during the twelve
months, of which 152 were made out to
couples from the District. The nimber
lacks almost a score of the record, but
the license clerk and the ministers are
inclined to view it as a good year's
The Rev. S. R. WJilte, pastor of thu
Rockvllle Baptist, maintained hlg repu
tation as a marrying parson, and bound
175 couples, an average of one cere
mony every second day.
The number married by other Rock
vllle ministers follows:. The Rev.
Thomas A. Houghton-Burke, rector of
Christ Episcopal Church, 12; the Rev.
John T. Collahan, pastor of St. Mary's
Catholic Church, 12; the Rev. 6car W.
Henderson, pastor of the Baptist
Church. 11: the Rev. John R. Hender
son, pastor of the Presbgyterlan
May Not Tax Utilities.
'RICHMOND; Va., Jan. 2. That the
State may not tax municipal utilities,
such as gus and light planss, and water
works, was the decision today of Judge
Southall n the Hustings court. The
ruling was based on the State constitu
tional exemption or all properties wholly
and exclusively used by cities and I
town. The State will anneal.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT M. PORTWOOD, JOHK A. STEVEHS, AITD WAITER COLLDfS, DEMOCRATIC STATS
IN CLOSING ADDRESS
Rttiring Senator Bitterly Condemns Initia
tive and Referendum Asserts Framers
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aenaiorjosepn w.eiaonjDaHeyor-iexas was sung in xne.
Seriate chamber "begfnninshortly after noon today.
Except in the sense that its utterances thrilled with the
eloquence of one of. the, most'.elbquent men who has ever
sat in the Senate, the address of Senator Baijey today could
hardly be regarded as savoring-of. the-nature of song.
The harmony it contained was only the harmony of
the Texan's forceful oratory. At bottom it was a bitter as
sault against the forces of progressivism and radicalism, or
liberalism, with which Senator Bailey has long been con
tending. FINAL SPEECH OF SENATOR.-
Today's oratory Is to be the final set speech of Senator Bailey in
the Senate, the practical ending of his more than two decades of public
service. He will send In his resignation to Governor Colquitt, of Texas,
His speech today was intended and was a dramatic and impassioned
appeal to the country to stay in the paths of 'conservatism.
It was in particular a bitter denunciation of the Initiative and ref
erendum as hostile and repugnant to the "principles upon which the
American republic is founded."
Bailey's Speech Is Broad.
While this was the text of the ad
dress, however, the speech Itself -was
much broader than that. For month
and years the rancor and disgust' and
bitterness of Senator Ballev has been
growing because he has seen his party
gradually passing Into the control of
the liberals and out of the control of
those conservative, even Hourbon. ele
ments that have so long gripped It.
He has for months contemplated quit
ting the Senate, and he planned the
speech today, almost simultaneous with
his resignation from the Senate, with
the object of making his last great use
nf the Renate forum for the purpose of i
Impressing on the country what ho
conceives to be the dangers and here- I
HOUSE IN SESSION
ONLY TEN MINUTES
Body Pays Respects to Late Con
gressman McHenry of
The House adjourned after being in
session ten minutes today, out of re
spect for the late Congressman Mc
Henry of Pennsylvania, who died dar
ing the Christmas-recess. Tho adjourn
ment waa on a-motion by Congress Pal
mer of Pennsylvania.
The only business done was the ap-
(lkolntmcnt of a committee composed of
Congressmen Burket of Alabama, 8a
baih of Illinois', and Gardner of Massa
chuttts, to confer with a committee
from he Senate on the Burnett amend
ment iV the Dillingham Immigration
bill, whlMi the Senate refused to con
firm. . V
The Senbte committee consists of
Senators LoV.8 ot Masachusetta. Smith
of Michigan. Vd Dillingham of Ver
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slcs of the popular govcrtiment move
ment. It was a speculator day. The gal
leries were crowded before the session
opened at noon. Large numbers of
handsomely gowned women were con
All the way from Texas came a group
of his admirers to hear the last im
portant Senate utterance of "Joe"
Bailey. The group that came all the
way from the Lone 8tar State occupied
seats In the reserved gallery, was head
ed by "Uncle John" Stovens. ot Hill
county, one of the best gun fighters of
Texas In the nloneer days, the man
wh0 acted ns bodyguard for Senator
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ARCHBALD WILL BE .
CALLED IN SENATE
Accused Judge to Face Searching
Questions When He Testifies
For Himself Tomorrow.
Judge Robert W. Archbold, of the
Commerce Court, will be subjected to a
severe grilling tomorrow when he arises
in the Senate to testify in his own
The houso managers have prepared a
series of searching questions with
which to ply Judgo Archbold.
Those who have Ben them said thla
afternoon that tho House managers
would make the ordeal for the Judge a
trying and embarrassing one.
Mrs. Topping Dead.
NEW YORK. Jan. f.-Mrt, Minnie j.
Topping, wife of John ij. Topping,
chairman of the board ofnhe Repub
lic iron and Steel Company, died today
in the Hotel Plaxa,
BURNS TO DEATH
Inmate Wails in Vain as
' Flaraw.Slowly Take
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elgat uuutw of the local aUMhesrt
narrowly escaped death' In a lira
-which today destroyed tfcat iaitltu-tlon.-
Lost In Padded Cell.
. Cronsberry lost his life In a padded
cell of which he waa an inmate and
in which the fire originated. Ho. waa
brought to the institution yesterday
suffering from alcoholism.
Firemen and keepers united to set
tho aged inmates fcom the burning;
structure. ,Tney were- au Daaiy
frightened and many had to be car
ried, but alt of those overcame by
smoke were pronounced out of dan
gerby the doctors later in the day.
Wails for Aid la Vain.
"When the firemen arrived. Crons
berry could be beard calling in an
agonized voice 'for aid. but the Are
was so. hot nothing .could be .done and
they were forced to let him slowly
roast to death.
i The superintendent of the institu
tion said that he. believed Cronsberry,
In trying to lljrht a cigarette, set Are
to hlsbed clothing.
Three Die in-Pire
Due to New Year
Revel in Hotel
BLUEFIELD, W. Va., Jan. 2.-Flre
believed Jo have been ttarted by New
Year revelers, caused the death of
three men, on the top floor of the Hotel
Wilcox, at Keystone, near here.
The hotel register waa burned, and
the Identity of the men haa not been
determined. Harmon and Perry are be
lieved to be the names of two, and their
homes are said to be in Tazewell coun
Two dodiea were recovered.
Poodle Dog Causes
Fire That Is Fatal
To Two in Room
NEW YORK. Jan. 2. A poodle dog
caused 'the death of two persons In a
rooming house here early today.
The dog got cold and In snuggling up
to the gas stove disconnected the tube
leading up to the gas Jet. The man and
womah wero asphyxiated.
The man has not been identified. The
woman's name was May Johnson.
ASKS TAFT TO "SING"
Writer, Interested in Illiteracy
Test, However, Apparently
President Taft recently received a
letter, asking him to "pass" and sign
the Immigration bill providing an
Illiteracy test, which caused him to
smile. Tho text of tlje note follows,
'Wlll you pass & sing the immigra
tion till on Illiteracy. I would lrge
you to? ' i
As the President la not known for the
possession of a Caruso-like voice, the
word VanUj" waa Interpreted aa'"8lgn."
Denounces Charge He Helped Cousin sod
' Scores Commissioner Judson, Whose
Conduct He' Calls Inexplicable.
LIE PASSED BETWEEN LATTER
AND ATTORNEY DOUGLAS,
Denying that nehad sought toinfluence'the Commis
sioners to appoint his cousin, George Ingham, as Superin
tendent of Insurance, and expressing a numbed of forcible:
views concerning GDmmissioner Judson, Senator Jacob
Gallinger of New Hampshfre.ptoyed spirited witness be
fore the House Insurance-Investfjting Committee today.
The resumption of the insurance probe was also en
livened by a verbal tilt between Charles A. Douglas,' ari;at
, toraey, anrlCommissibner Judson. What amounted to the
short and ugly word. w,as passed,, and1 '(Mrman Johnson,
who hails from Kentucky, hintedthata recess of the com
mittee might;beiiad in oxderthgt the gentlemen might set
tle their differences iif thexlld-f ashwned way.
. DECLARES JUDs6n?S STATiMENT PALSE.
MatHal-aiOaifiloil6wejaI)eai jmka rireaMta. Uw
Ilrat'NatJial aad the CdmmvMfTSn Iaawaiwi Caasaaka,, ad Co
Jaaloaar Jaaaoa, who IiuUraU the iawatifatiea- m " coe to.
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. ATTACKING WOMAN
Death Penalty Demanded,
and Plea of Guilty
After a Plea of guilty had been re
fused by Justice Stafford' In Criminal
Court No. 1, today, the trial of Na
thaniel Green., colored, alleged, assail
ant of Mrs. Adelaide E. Grant, on
Christmas night, waa set for January
justice Stafford declined to accept the
plea of sullty on the objection of Prose
cutor Clarence R "VVBso'n. who insisted
that Green should be placed on trial
for his life because of the gravity of.
the charge against him. The prosecutor
pointed out that thirty years' imprison
ment would be the maximum penalty if
illn nlpfL rt cMltltir WAA arntpri. wh-r6
... fhn ,,IPV m,ht ,rommen.i the d-atn
Protests were made by Attorneys
George II. MacdonaiJ and Benjamin X.
Gasklns against the refusal of tho
-court to accept the plea of gulltyl An
exception was noted to the court's rul
ing, thereby laying a basis for a pos
"I am. guilty," answered Green .when
the indictment had been read to him
by Clerk McKee.
Justice StanorU then questioned the
defendant and asked him if he thor
oughly Understood the nature of the
charge to which he had entered the
plea. He tilso asked the prisoner if he
realized thT h hurt admitted that h
had actually accomplished the assault
cnargeu in tne nrst count or the indict
ment. "Yes, sir, I am guilty," replied Green
in a dogged way.
The court then listened to the ob
jections of Prosecutor Wilson and an
nounced that under the circumstances
the plea would not be accepted. The
clerk was directed to record a plea of
Prosecutor Wilson then asked the
court to fix the date of the trial for
next Monday, but Attorney Macdonald
objected, saying he had not had time
since his appointment as counsel for
the accused to prepare a defense. He
pleade for more time to investigate
the circumstances more fully.
It developed in the course of the argu
ments that It might be impossible for
Mrs. Grant, the victim of the assault,
to appear In court next week, so Justice
Stafford ruled that the trial shouTd be
gin January 13,
Death Rate Lower
For Panama Zone
PANAMA. Jan. 1 Among the 40,000
employes working on the canal there
were only forty-eight deaths in Decem
ber and sixteen of those were from vio
lence, according to figures made public
today The death rate for 1913 in the
I uiiiuhuiid uuu mo ciues or ranama anu
' Colon was 2B.46 per thousaa4.
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Tafe rabetaace of Senator Gallia
gWa teatimofiy waa aa follow;
Taat atateaeata taat be aoagat im
properly to lalHeace the CemMie-J
aloners In tie aelectkm ot a Saper
lnteadent of Iaaaraace were false.
That aoae jwrtloB of Coaaie-
sloner Jad.sonyHeetlmonjr are iaex
Taat Commissioner Judson double
crossed him on the public utilities
That Commissioner Judson Is aa
able and ambitious man, but that he
reaches out and tries to take a hasd
That the "dentrites of Commis
sioner Judson's brain are twisted."
That he, Senator Galllnger, has al
ways favored liberal apprppriaUess
for the District, and that Congress
man Burleson has opposed many
Calls Queries Impertinent.
The testimony of WMlanrD. Hoover,
president o'f the National Savings, and
Trust Company, was largely devoted ta.
real, estate values In the 'neighborhood'
of the Southern building.
Just before leaving the witness staadV
Senator Galllnger characterized as im
pertinent certain questions asked by
Congressman Redfield regarding Sena
tor Galllnger'a holdings in a mlntog
Senator Is Peppery.
Senator Galllnger was in a peppery
mood and Indicated at the outset that
he did not approve of the veiled criti
cisms which have been made of his
casual interest in the superintendent of
"Twenty-two years ago," he said. ""I
made the request that I should not be
assigned to the Committee on Clales
or the. Committee on the District ot Co
lumbia, I. was assigned to theIatter
committer and was later given the
chairmanship. I supposed that I and
my associates had done something for
the city ot Washington.
"For a long time I insisted that we
needed better insurance laws for Wash
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IN CONGRESS TODAY:
Senate met at noon, following end of
Senator Bailey sings "swan song."
Senator Bacon puts in resolution for
recognition of new republic of China.
Senate, District Comrojttee wUl meet to
morrow. Will take up loan shark: bl.
Commissioners make report against Vir
ginia Terminal Company street rail
way bill, i,
. . HOUSE.
House met at noon.
Immediate adjournment taken out ef,r
spect to memory of tne late coag
man McHenry ot Pennvlvanlft-
insurance' invesilcaUeii eeaitaueeV
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