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Rain Tonight; Saturday
Fair and Colder.
NTIMBEB 7697.
Yesterday's Circulation, 46,111
WASHXN'&TOX, FKIDAY ' EVENING, JANUARY 17, 1913. . '
Twenty Pages.
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WOMAN CRUSHED
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Body Pushed -Through Wall as
She Tries to Leave Car Be
tween Floors.
NEW WILLARD SCENE
OF GRUESOME TRAGEDY
Victim Was Seeking Place as
Charwoman When Accident
Occurred.
. Crushed by one of the fast eleva
tors at the New Wlllard Hotel, with
such terrific force that her body was
literally crowded through the terra
cotta wall of the shaft, tearing away
a great portion of the hollow tile
partition, an unidentified white wo
man, about thirty-five years old, was
instantly killed today.
After, the wall of the shaft gave
V
way, the woman's body fell to the
.-Bottom, a distance of thirty-five feet,
Vhe're she lay lifeless, every bone
la her body crushed, and broken. Her
face was so badly mangled that the
features could hardly be recognized.
Forced Through Partition.
' The partition which her body was
forced Against and which gave way
with the impact Is nearly a foot
thick, and besides being fire-proof
is regarded as one of the most solid
types of construction. The hollow
MANAGER I. STODDARD TAYLOR.
The woman wept to the hotel to
seek -employment as 'a charwoman.
The housekeeper, wfio has her-office
c5n the second flooiv sent word for
ifcer -tocomeAup and talk with her.
'The woman boarded the elevator used
. egcluslvely;4y employes. In the rear
at the hotel. Morris Adler..ot 804 D
Street, northwest.- was the operator
br charge of the lift The only other
passenger was Harry A. Sullivan, of
401 Third street, northwest, a bell
boy. ,
Adler. stopped the car at the main
floor and Sullivan got off. As he start
ed to close the door the woman
Brushed past him. and tried to get out
This isn't your floor," Adler told her.
The woman paid no attention to him,
-Adler told Policeman Adams, of the
First, precinct, who made an Investiga
tion of 'the accident for Coroner Nevltt.
The doors on both the elevator and at
the landings on the shaft close auto
matically. As these doors were swing
ing to, she grabbed one of them and
tried jto Jump out, he said.
Crushed Against Wall.
Jn attraction of a second the elevator
had thrown her against the side of the
shaft The space between the elevator
and the wall of the shaft Is only about
three inches. Adler could not stop the
car- Immediately, and the great power
of the elevator forced her body against
the wall In such a -manner that prac
tically the entire partition between the
first and second floors was torn away.
A moment later her body fell to the
bottom of the shaft
,A hurry call was sent to the Emer
gency Hospital. When the ambulance
arrived, the surgeon In charge found
that the woman Jiad been killed in
stantly, and her body was removed to
the morgue room at the Emergency
Hospital, where an autopsy was per
formed by Deputy Coroner White. An
inquest was ordered for this afternoon.
Scene Of Accident Examined.
After belncr sworn In over the body.
the Jury went to the Wlllard. where j
they carefully examined the scene of
the accident
While the woman's death is believed
to have been due to an unavoidable ac
cident the case was such an unusual
one that Coroner Nevltt decided it
would be necessarv to have an lnauest
At the hospital a search of the worn- 1
an s clothing failed to reveal any marks
that would give the slightest clue to
her identity. She was, apparently,
about thirty-five vara old, five feet six
Inches tall, and weighed about 140
pounds. She was dressed In a black
skirt, short jacket and black lace shoes.
Schooner Sinks.
6TONINGTON. Conn.. Jan. 17. The
schooner. Thomas R. Wooley, loaded
wlth 720 barrels of oil bound from New
York to New Bedford, Mass.. sank In
the harbor here early today. The cap
tain and crew were rescued by the crew
of a barge near by.
WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
DEATH
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mm
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Rain tonight; Saturday colder and
generally fair.
TEMPERATURES.
U. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m 63 S a. m W
i a. m 55 I 9 a. m Zi
10 a. m..... 57 j 10 a. m CO
U a. m 59 11 a. m 64
jinoon 2 j 12 noon 67
1 p. m (Blip, m S3
2 p: m -64 I 2 P. m 70
TIDE TABLE.
High tides, 2:t0 a. m. and 3:50 p. m.
Low tides, 9:03 a. m. and 10:15 p. m.
.SUN TABLE.
Sua rises 7:25 J Sun sets I Ol
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ARE UPSET
OPPOSING
LAN
Committee Meets, But Postpones .Action Until
Letter From Trenton Arrives City's Leaders
Join in Demanding Time-Honored Function,
Set for March 4, in Pension Building.
PRESIDENT-ELECT, DESPITE PROTESTS,
FIRM ON STAND AGAINST CEREMONY
Wilson Still Determined to
Have Costly Ball Eliminated
TBE5T0X, X. J, Jan. 17. President-elect Wilson Is firm In his deter
mlnatlon to haTe the expensive inaugural ball eliminated from the
ceremonies incident to his induction into office. He was asked this
afternoon whether he would consent to the ban If it were found
that arrangements already had been made; "which would prevent
Its being abolished. -
"litis is something that must be handled step by step," he said. "I haTe
not yet heard from Mr. Eustis what he 'thinks of the Idea and
canBot say anything further until I do."
-The letter to William Corcoran Eustis, chairman of the inaugural com
mittee, recommending that the ball be cut out of the Inauguration
program, went forward to him today.
Plans for inaugural festivities on the nighi of March 4
upset by President-elect Wilson's letter asking that the in- a
augural ball be omitted, werejn worse confusion ;this after
noon Jhan ever. ri '
Chairman Eustis this afternoon-issuedcall for 'a"
meeting of the whole inaugural fc&mrhittee for .'Monday
morning at 1 1 o'clock in the New Willard. "
The House and Senate Committees on Public
Grounds and Buildings held separate meetings this morn
ing, and adjourned without action on the request of mem-
bers of the inaugural committee. The House committee,
presided over by Congressman Sheppard, was asked to ad
journ until Tuesday at 10:30 a. m. by Chairman George
E. Hamilton of the legislative committee. This was done.
Mr. Hamilton said he asked this because Mr. Eustis is
expecting a letter from Mr. Wilson which will obviate the
necessity of the committee's considering granting the use
of the Pension Building. Before this Secretary of the In
terior Fisher had attacked the granting of the Pension
Building.
NEW BUREAU BUILDING PROPOSED.
At the instigation of Congressman Sheppard, the Supervising Archi
tect of the Treasury reported that the new building of the Bureau of En
graving and Printing could be made ready for the ball at a cost, without
decorations, of $35,000. Mr. Hamilton characterized this proposition as
"utterly absurd."
The Senate committee heard Thomas Nelson Page advocate a national
reception in the Capitol. This committee adjourned without date.
Business men of Washington, those who have subscribed and who
have not, alike, demanded today that the inaugural ball be held, the
greatest disappointment being expressed at the action of the President
elect lit wriUng Mr. Eustis that he desires that the ball be not held.
Before the committee meetings at the Capitol, Mr. Eustis and other
members of the inaugural committee held a brief conference and ad
journed, it is stated, because Mr. Wilson's letter has not been received
here. The President-elect made It public in Trenton. The letter had not
been received late this afternoon.
WILSON'S LETTER TO EUSTIS.
Mr. Wilson's letter to Mr. Eustis reads thus:
My Dear Eustis After taking counsel with a great many
persons and assessing as well as I could general opinion in the
matter, I have come to the conclusion that it Is my duty to ask
-you to consider the feasibility of omitting the Inaugural ball al
together. I do this with a great deal of hesitation, because I do not
wish to interfere with settled practices or with the reasonable
expectations of those who usually go to enjoy the inauguration,
but It has come to wear the aspect of a sort of public duty, be
cause of the large indirect expense upon the Government Inci
dental to it, and because these balls have ceased to be necessary
to the enjoyment of visitors.
I hope most sincerely that this request will in no way em
barrass you, and that I have not too long delayed in making the
suggestion. With cordial regard, sincerely yours,
WOODROW WILSON.
VIEWS OF OFFICERS AND OTHERS.
Officials of the inaugural committee and prominent Washington
business men expressed their opinions to The Times as follows:
WILLIAM CORCORAN EUSTJS, chairman of the Inaugural com
mittee: We are still awaiting the letter fr om Sir. Wilson. That Is all 1 can say
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
NAUGURAL
BY
GALA BALL
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STRIKERS IK
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TOJLCAUSE
Incensed at Employers' Stand,
Threaten to Force Probe of
Sweatshop Conditions.
COLLEGE GIRLS TAKE
PLACES AS PICKETS
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Women Guards Used, Following
Mayor Gaynor's Refusal. to
Afford Protection.
NEW YORK, Jan. 17.-Striking
clothing operatives who are demand
ing increased wages, .the shorter
work day and Improved working con
ditions, faced a crisis in their strag
gle today. ,In an attempt to break
the strike certain of the manufactur
ers, whose specialty is low priced
clothing, are bringing influence to
bear to have the sweatshop work
ers resume making clothing.
So incensed were the workers that
theythreatened today to force a Cast.
gressional Investigation of thejsweafc
shop situation and also to call (it
to the attention of Governor '.Sulsar
and
the
State legislature now ,Jfc
Bession
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1 Want Congressional Probe.
One of the big demands of the mnloA
workers now on strike Is the abolition
of sweatshop and tenement manufafr;
der such methods of manufacture
danger of. -spreading disease -is evi
present, and far greater thaS5te.puJ?
Hc assumes. .'' 'T
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clothlnCWauffiy everywftr?'.'WMJ
AHss- Gertrude Bartrora, natfbial " or-
gamaerjoi tneujaflieir Garment work
ers, and daughter of Judge William
Barnum, a wealth)? Chicagoan, 'be
cause the public -should know ion
dltlons that exist. Of course, the high
er grades of clothing are manufactured
in comparatively clean workshops, 'hut
that which Is the product of tenements
and sweatshops Is germ-carrying.
The strike organizers were incensed
by the mayor's attitude. They Sa
serted that the offlcors were wanted
only as a protection for the 75,nou
young girls exposed to the advances
of cadets and procurers' and not to
take part against the manufacturers.
"We will have to go ahead with our
plans to organize our own guards.'
said Miss alirnutn. "College girls
and society women have volunteered
by the score for the work, and they
will be assigned to various meeting
halls and other places where the
young girls gather,"
College Girls As Pickets.
The posting of Barnard girls as vol
unteer pickets; the attempt by the wo
men leaders of the girl strikers to get
special women policemen appointed to
guard the young girls against the ap
proaches of white slave cadets; the ef
fort of one large manufacturing com
pany to get an Injunction restraining
wjc uiiiun uuui iiua.nio pigncio aruuna uie
factory, and the call to the general pub
lic for funds to aid the suffering strik
ers, were among today's developments
in the strike of 160.000 garment workers.
The Barnard girl vqlunteers were
headed by Freda Klrchway. daughter
of George W. Klrchway, dean of the
Columbia Law School, i
NEW YORK. Jan. 17.-Accordlng to
Elizabeth Gurley l-'lynn, organizer of
the Industrial Workers of the World,
the body In charge of the hotel workers'
strike here, sne will attempt to Interest
President Taft In the workers' side of
the contest. .The President will be here
tomorrow night tu attend the banquet
of the Ohio Society and the young labor
trader sas nhe "111 atk him to use his
influence to have the hotel managers
if form conditions under which the
kitchen help and waiters work.
"We want among other things," said
Miss Klynn, "to abolish the tipping sys
tem. That can be done by the hotel
and the restaurant keepers paying liv
ing wages. Then we contend that corf
cltlons in the kitchens are unsanitary.
"If I can get to him I shall ask him
to use hl influence to hjve the hotel
keepers concede at least a portion of
tiur demands."
Abandoned Baby
Used as Football
NEW YORK. Jan. 17.-A baby boy.
several hours old, was Used as a foot
ball In a. vacant lot In Brooklyn toduy.
The Infant was wrapped In a shoe box,
and the playing children, without stop-
p'ng to Investigate, threw and kicked
the box from one end of the lot to the
other. ...
Finally the string BroKe ana me little
bodv tumbled out onto the dirt. With
shrieks of horror the children fled and
f)oIIcemen who Investigated rushed the
nfant to the Hamilton avenue station
There Dr. Schulman. hastily sum
moned from the Long Island City Hos
pital, worked over It for two hours, re
vived life, and at latest accounts the
baby, named Hamilton Huntington from
the street corners where ho was found,
had an excellent chance for life.
Through the Southland
Fine, balmy weather Is being enjoyed.
Just the kind for outdoor llio. All re
sorts now open at Ashcvllle, the Land
of the Sky; Augusta, Aiken. Summer
ville, Charleston, Savannah, Brunswick,
Florida. Nassau. Cuba. Southern Rail
way offers excellent service. Consult
agents, 705 lfith st. and 905 T t. nw.
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Presidektof Civil
Engine and Five Coaches Are
Overturned, Sleeper Alone
Staying on Track.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 17.-Scores of
passengers on the Buffalo express of
the Pennsylvania railroad, due In this
city at 9:3) a. m.. had a narrow escape
early today when the train, going forty
miles an' hour, struck an obstruction
near Lock Haven. Pa., derailing the en
gine and five cars.
According to the railroad officials here
no one was Injured, notwithstanding the
fact that tho engine and live, cars turn
ed over on their side. The accident oc
curred at 3:45 this morning, 117V4 miles
west of Harrisburp.
The train was made up of two tleepers
carrying Philadelphia and Washington
passengers, one combination steel cOJch,
one steel coach and a baggage and ex
press car. All left the track except the
Washington sleeper.
A relief train of two coaches, filled
with doctors and nurses, arrived at the
scene of the wreck, shortly before 7
o'clock, but by that time all the pas
sengers had been taken from the over
turned coacheB.
The passencers were taken to AUI
llamsport. Pa., on the relief train. Ar
rangements were made to run a sleep
er to this city and a parlor car frot.i
Harrlsburg to Washington to care for
the passengers. ...
The district superintendent reports
that the wreck was caused by an ob
Mructlon of somo kind on the traek.
He has so far been unable to determine
the nature of this. ... .
A rigid Investigation Is being made.
Man Who "Shot Up"
Social Is Fined
How Thomas Jlyer suddenly whipped
out a revolver at a "parlor social Slven
at the home or a Mis Matthews In the
Conduit road, and while discharging
the weapon slightly wounded Charles
Catar. a guest, and broke up the party,
was told In the United States branch
of the Police Couit today where Myer
was adjudged guilty of assault The
court Imposed a fine of K- on the de
fendant, the plea of the man being that
he had indulged too freely before going
to the "social."
Poincare Is Elected
President of France
PARIS. Jan. 17. The first ballot for
President th's afternoon resulted:
Poincare. -U3: Pains. 327; Valllant. 67:
nihnt is? Deschanel. 8: scattering. 21.
Total number voting. S73. Necessary to
elect. 437.
Polncaro was elected on the next
ballot.
The special Joint session of the na
tional assembly, to name the ninth
rrin nt the. third republic, met
at 2:10 this afternoon In the Chateau
of Versailles. Henri A-nionin uuDoai.
president of the senate, and himself
a candidate for the Presidency, until
tho republican caucus two days ago,
presided.
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10 ONE IS INJURED -
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- Service Commission.
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Malaria .and Scarlet Fever Are
Prevalent in Wake of Rising
Waters.
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 17. Relief
from the flood conditions In the lower
Ohio river Valley, which have thrown
hundreds of, men and women out of
employment? and driven hundreds of
families from their homes, will not be
In sight before Sunday, according to
Forecaster Brand today. Steady rains,
while apparently not affecting the 46.4
foot stage in the river was expected to
keep the wafers from receding for sev
eral days.
Malaria, scarlet fever, and diphtheria,
are prevalent, but have not reached the
epidemic point. The health authorities
are working day and night to prevent
an outbreak of disease. Many doctors
are making calls in boats.
Driven From Home.
Albert Brady of Oakdale, who slept
In a bed 'suspended from the roof, was
finally driven out of his house today by
the high water. Ninety houses In Oak-
dalo are completely submerged.
Telephonic communication south has
been seriously damaged by the flood.
Rockport. Ind.. Is entirely cut off from
outside communication by rail and wire.
In a score of towps. mall carriers are
making their rounds In skiffs and de
livering the post matter through second-story
windows of homes.
Families Relieved.
Calhoun, Ky was still cut off from
the world today, but the maroonctl fam
ilies there were provisioned by the re
lief boat which went to their aid.
No estimate of the property damage
available today. No fatalities were re
ported. Kenyon Red Light
Bill Passes Senate
Tit spite of the fact that thee Is
much opposition to It under the sur
face, the Senate today passed the Ken
yon red light bill for the District. It
was passed without debate and with
out any dissenting votes. No roll call
was taken.
Senator Curtis of Kansas, who has
had charge of the bill as chairman
of the subcommittee to which It was
referred, called It up, the committee
amendments were adopted and the bill
passed within two or three minutes. I
The bill is for the purpose of apply-
ing me (jriuwipie ul tne lo3-oh law ui
Iowa to disorderly establishments In
the District so that injunctions against
them will run against the owner of
the property. One provision gives Im
munity to Inmates and others who tes
tify in such cases.
Silver Cups for Babies.
LONDON. Jan. 17. Hector Mirlson.
liberal member of parliament for the
South Hackney division, has undertaken
to present a silver cup to every baby
born January 15. the day on which the
maternity benefit" law went Into effect
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ION 01 RIVER
spoils system
in control of
cooopuces
Commission Declares PottiMt
Careers Are Denied to Em
ploye in Federal Strvfce.
MORE HELP NEEDED TO
START EFflCfENCY RATING
Classification of Library Forct
Is Requested as DwtraWt
Improvement.
Until the Government provide
old-age pensions for its clerks aa4
makes it possible- for them to win
promotion to the higher offices which
are now filled ty political appoint
ment from the outside, it will never
have an establishment to compare in
efficiency to the commercial and-
business establishments of the coun
try, according to the Civil Service
Commission.
This" cgmbsJmIoo. which has for
1 yera s. keBM.tOttT-
ernHieut-'ana-ui. iia woiB,'iinr,
favor' of old-age peasio&g, aad' '1
its annual report to the-ftysisat
and to Congress .declare, that it
present minor emptoyes-'we under a;
detrimental political influence. With
respect to pensions and politically
appointed officials, the commlaakm
Bays:
No Profitablft Career.
"In relation to the recommendations
of the President that Congress legislate
to permit local Presidential officers to
be classified, It Is stated that as long
as so large a proportion of the higher
administrative positions remain unclas
sified, to be filled from the outside
without promotion, the classified serv
ice will not offer a career in competition
with such outside fields of employment
as are organize and conducted upon a
merit basis and which have systems of
.retirement upon disability or superan
nuation. "In this respect the civil service re
mains inferior to the service' of many
business establishments, which assure
promotion for merit to the hlght salaried
positions and which give retiring allow
ances. The Government cannot hope to
secure and retain the services of an
equally Intelligent and ambitious class
of persons while these conditions exist.
The large percentage of resignations is
regarded as showing an Increasing ten
dency on the part of the most capable
youths who enter the classified service
to leave within a few years to secure
employment In fields where the service is
better organized and the rewards great
er. "This constant depletion of tne service
means serious financial loss to the Gov
ernment. If the higher positions were
open to promotion It would Indicate
a better class of men to enter the exam
inations. When the higher positions are
filled through political influence, and I
when the men filling tnem are, as they
generally are, active In political work,
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
Court Disregards
Carman's Evidence
Taken Into custody Christmas day on
a charge of drawing a revolver on a
street car and chasing the conductor
with threats to kill the latter. Milton
Garllng. of Fifteenth and II .streets
northeast, when arraigned in the Dis
trict branch of the Police Court, wasi
exonerated of the charge against him j
that of carrying deadly weapons with t
Intent to use the same.
Attorney Robert I. Miller declared that ,
tho testimony of the conductor of the
street car. Thomas D. Varrpn r,r mtu. I
Eleventh street northeast, who appeared I
as a complalng witness and averred '
that the car was crowded at tha tlm I
young Garllng Is alleged to have com
mltted the act, was practically impeach- I
ed by the fact that there were no ohter '
complaining witnesses present in court !
Judge Pugh took the vlew presented .
by counsel and dismissed the case t
against Garllng.
Bills Asks New Park.
Senator Martin of Virginia, by re
quest. Introduced In the Senate yester
day afternoon the bill providing for a
park In Brlghtwpod. The land proposed
to be taken Ilea betw'een Peobody and
Underwood streets, near Georgia avenue.
OT
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or
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Stick Gambling SaM to Havt
Inn Cause of Ytunf T
r's Dtwnf aN.
ATTORNEY OF ACCUSED
PLEADS FOtUEMENCY
Cturt Asks Dflfsmtant to ftrvt
Hmi Names sf MtfiWht iff
Yusncff Him v Private.
Jobs Edward Hnwehriw, fersHr
teller at the Ccaereil WeHowaf
Bank, pleaded ga'- sWi afteraee
before Jasttee Stasfcrdf ia Crisstoal
Court No. 1, to three isrifetseeats fat
volting .the defalemtfcm
tit
ahmt
The' case took "i seasaUeaal tars
wfcea Atteraey A. 3. Werthiagtea,
coaasel for the, young -maa, ia his
plea for leniency, declared that
Humphries had 'been led. lato the
eatBessleaeat "br perseas oWer
than himself." .
Coart Asks. Details.
Justice Stafford ties aaBoaaeed that
he wished to .hear details of tk charge
"that other perseas were isHcateV
He requested that Huaaphrles. tell -
In private the namrs of the persons who
are alleged to have lnsneaeed him or
having t knowledge7 of Ms peculatfoas
prior to his arrest.
Following this conference, ln which,
the Government prosocutor',parteit
d, Justice S4&aterBVfRi?wa exyecte,
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father. WJIae03HtHiwrf. aa,sev
snl, ftrl4s,-who . to vfcj, beftJ&
Jt was, urged by -Attorney Worthiest
that the young man had. borne aa ex
U)Bnurepatation previous to hk pree-eat-
treaats,
"Stock saseWlng is alfctdto have beea
the cause; of the young Banker's' down
laH. It Jet -claimed that he-became ea
meofaed W financial entanglement
through speculations In stocks and mis
appropriated funds to recoup Ms losses. D
Agents of the Department, of Justice
have made aa Investigation of Heat
phrles' stock dealing and two broker
firms were asked to-furnish lnformatiea
in regard to Humphries' transactions.
Evidence Is Disearazed. '
Attorney Worthington informed
Justice Stafford this afternoon that
the United States attorneys ofnee
had investigated Humphries' confes
sion implicating others and had
reached the conclusion that there was
insufficient evidence on which to base
prosecution. He intimated, however,
the persons in questlon'are responsi
ble for the crime committed, br his
client. ,
' Three Indictments Returned.
Three Indictments, containing aa
aggregate, cf seventy-one counts and
carrying a. possible penalty of GO years'
Imprisonment, were returned, by the
grand Jury about two weeks ago. Wil
liam D. Humphries, father of the young
man. was a member of the grand jury.
The aUcged peculations of Humphries
cover a period extending from January
17. 1910. to April 15. 1312, the three in
dictments practically relating to the
same offenses.
One indictment charger forgery on
six counts; the second charges eaa
bezzlement. abstraction and misapplica
tion of money, funds and credits on
forty-five counts and the third charges
false pretenses or making false entries
with intent to deceive on twenty counts.
The forgeries charged, against Hum
phries are alleged to have been com
mitted after the National City Bank
had been absorbed by the Commercial
National Bank. It is claimed that tho
commercial notes were forged' In order
to conceal the irregularities resulting
from the young man's peculations
while employed at the National City
Bank as note teller.
Arrested In August
The other two Indictments are based
on offenses alleged to have been com
mitted by Humphries at the National
City Bank. He -was charged with em
bezzling the collateral and then man
ipulating the books of the institution
to cover up the irregularities.
Humphries was arrested August 1.
last, following an alleged confession
to the bank officials. He was arraign
ed before United States Commissioner
Taylor and released on JiSOO bond fut
nlihed by his father.
I, IN CONGRESS TODAY.
SENATE.
Met at noon.
Kenyon "red light" bill for the District
passed without opposition.
Clapp committee continues hearings.
Committee from inaugural committee
asks Public Buildings Committee to de
fer action on use of Pension Office for
ball until Wilson letter Is received.
Resolution for Investigation of Crow
Indians passed.
Omnibus claims bill considered.
HOUSE.
Met at noon.'
Conference report on the Immigration
bill called up and immediately precipi
tated a parliamentary wrangle.
Insurance Investigation resumed.
Tariff hearings resumed.
Public Buildings Committee considered
Sieppard Inaugural resolution.
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