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Fair and Continued Cold
Tonight and Saturday.
Seven "Bucket Shop Cases" Due '
to Raids in District Decided I
CHARGES AGAINST SlX
ARE NOLLE PROSSED
Priminai Court Imposes Penal
ties for Action of Washing
ton "Ticker" Salesmen.
Fiheg aggregating J50.000 were Im
posed by Justice Stafford In Criminal
Court No. 1 today; In the so-called
bucket shop cases" resulting from
raids by the Department of. Justice,
'tas April, 1910, after five defendants
pleaded guilty and two others en
tered pleas of nolo contendere or
declined to resist prosecution.
Charges against six of the thirteen
defendants were nolle pressed by
United States Attorney Clarence R.
.Wilson with the approval of the
KrarLv 'The. defendants were' interest
ed, it was alleged, In the firms of
Altemus & Co., of Jersey City, and
Purye&& Co., of Washington.
11 Single Fines fteavy.
Loula Cella and Angelo Cellar both of
EL- Louis, and Samuel W. Adler,. of
New York.. were fined ,r 0.000 each, fol
lowing .their pleaa of guilty. Oscar "3.
Itappel of Jersey City, who pleaded
., guilty, was fined S,000. WHUam Fox, of
" Jersey City, was fined &S0Q on his plea
of guilty. ,.
. a" A. TiHis, of .St pu!s,,.was 'ased-
H,iO ater-'enterlnff' a-plea- oT- rwSo
contendere, and Charles R. . Alley, of
Washington, who entered the' same
plea, wu fined C6CKX,
.The charges against Robert Hall,
Samuel Raymond. EL 21. Browning.
Henry C Stumf, Henry R. Duryea, and
Edward W. Altemus were nolle prossed.
The1 defendants interested In the firm
Of E. 8. Boggs &. Co.. pleaded guilty
two years ago and paid fines aggregat
ing $8,190. They were Richard E. Preus-
er. lea Mayer. George Turner, Ed
ward S. Boggs, O. J. Robinson, and
Some Still Fighting. -Defendants
Interested In the W. B.
Price and Company are still fighting,
according to their counsel. Their trial
.will be called soon, say the Government
The indictments were returned May
li. 1910, by the District grand Jury on a
charge of violating section No. 869 of
the District Code, embracing the law di
rected against bucketshops. Justice
"Wright dismissed the indictments
against the thirteen defendants whose
cases were considered today, but the
Court of Appeals reversed the Judgment
of the, lower court.
It was held by Justice Wright that
the act of Congress abolishing the buck
etshops was too broad in its construc
tion' and at the same time ambiguous.
Bulgarians Hold All Captured
Villages, and Battles Continue.
F K OPERATIONS
- unpatented, through license agree-
vRTAVTivriPi P FVh 7 n.r ,n,!nt" and the "Cary c,ub'" rgani
CONSTAKTUOPLE. Feb. 7. Desper- .,, .11 .,. ,,nder th -m.
ate fighting was reported again today
from the peninsula of Galllpolt, where
the Bulgarians are attempting to open
a way for the Greek fleet up the
Dardanelles. It was said that the
Bulgarians held all the villages that
they have captured. The Turk,
though, were said to be making a de
termined stand at Galllpoll.
Semi-official statements confirmed
the renort'that the Turks lost several
thousand men In yesterday's battle.
which was admitted to be a defeat for i
the Ottomans. Sofia dispatches placed.
the Turkish losses at five thousand J
illled adn wounded. j
onVK tr.h 7 Whn the Italian I
cruisers Pisa and San Marco were or- J
dercd to the Bosphorus. It was unof-
"ficlally said today, their commanders
were oraereo; not oniy to give assistance I
to Italian subjects in Constantinople.
but were told to offer the Italian ves
sels as a refuge for tne buran iaonam
med V. of the Ottoman ruler deemed
it "advisable to quit the capital.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT".
-Fair and continued co!d tonight anil
Saturday: lowest temperature tonight
about 18 degrees.
V. h. EUREAU. J AFFL.ECK'8.
S a. ro.... 20 I 8 a. m 21
a. m.. 22.1 9 a. m r
JC a. m-. 24 I 10 a. m 20
11 a. m 25 f 11 a. m 31
12 noon 30 12 noon 35.
1 p. m 31 1 p. m
2 p. m 32 I 2 p. m
Sun rises 7:10-1 Sun sets 6:3$
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,805
JOSEPH P. TUMULTY.
Secretary to Next President
Gets Pointers on Duties To
Meet Newspaper Men.
Joseph R. Tumulty, who has- been
named' secretary to President-elect Wil
son, arrived in Washington at 1:28 th'-s
afternoon and shortly afterward took
lunch at the Metropolitan Club with
Charles Dewey Hllles, secretary to
President Taf t. It was ihe purpose of
Secretary Hllles to give Mr. Tumulty
whatever Information' he might desire
abouf:' the .offlce'-of, secretary. .,
".Mr'Tumulty's name Drobably.'wIIl ;be
propbsed fos.jeembershi'isv tb Mer4
pbuuLri.:ciub. -";-;;' "'- 't;
Late. hiB afternoon the first appointee
at -the Presldent-etectj Wilson wia be
the honor guest at a reception tender
ed by the National Press Club. The
chief .purpose of Mr. Tumulty's visit to
Washington is to become acquainted
with the "newspaper men with whom he
will come in contact during the Wilson
If his time1 permits, Mr. Tumulty will
begin a search tomorrow for a house
In which to live when he comes to
Washington. He has a larger family
than most of his predecessors, having
E LAST TRUST
Eighteen Firms and Score of In
dividuals Agree to Changes
in Business Methods.
DETROIT. Mich.. Feb. 7. Dissolu
tion of another "patent mor.opoly"
the "shoe last trust" wan eftV.rted here
today by the Department of Justice,
when eighteen firms and a score of In
dividual defendants accepted a final
decree of the United States district
court and agreed to modifications In
their plan of doing business.
The "trust," the Government chars?,
was headed b the Krentler-Arnoid
Hinge Last Company, of Detroit, own
ers of patents for hinge lasts, which
licensed their patents to the other
firms, and dominated the prices for
lasts of all descriptions, patented and
Ier-Arnold patents formed to this end.
The decree, as given by Judge Tuttle
today, ho.ds that the patent license
and the Cary Club constituted agree
ments In restraint of trade.
The Government's contentions, ac
cepted by acquiescence of the "trust,"
was that the license plan and the Car
Club brought aoout an understanding
between last manufacturers who con
trolled 75 to SO per cent of the industry.
whereby the prices or an lasts, patent
e(j ani unpatented, were maintained at
n hither rate ilian their talr value,
thus enabling the Krentler-Amoiii
company to exact a higher price for
their patented product. The result, the
r!nvrnment churned, was that the
price for unpatented or plain block '
lasts was so high, nnd thnt for the
patented product so little higher, that
fonsumers wouiu u- jmuu iur-
charlna the hinge lasts.
Public Hearing to Be
Br .-T-X ""r. TjrvM n v9liK
VaTv.'V' 4hf J $y &. j&Jk- .BibM)PSK -V'
UMULTY IN CITY
III , , rt'lll"1' "r ''". nc wouiu men turn ins ui-
HPm nil KnnT Kl lltontlon ,0 th others Involved.
IICIU Ull IIUUL UIM Tne other two aUBpended eaplnlns.
' ' James F. Thomas and James E. Hus-
Senator Brand.ogee. chairman of the I sey, were formerly Inspectors In charge
Interocennlc Canals Committee, today ' gf ' dltrlct now commanded by
announceu that pub o h,r,n o tb ; T. beenCrnTJd?l0ner ""
Root bill to repeal free Panama canal ( Poce commissioner Wnldo has sus
tolls would be held by the committee. ' nended all men suspected except the
They will beyln next Wednesday. The deputy, with whom he has held long
committee expected to hear Senator i conferences.
Root today, but he wa out of the city Practically all of yesterday was spnt
and the matter went over. I by the district attornev in his efforts
to corroborate thr specific statements
Visit ths South. that had been mad to him by Captain
Hundreds of Famous Resorts Now Xa'sn' L'6 , ,n th afternoon Mr.
Open. Climate particularly attractive whitman hurried away from his office
at this season. Fast, through electric " the criminal courts building, and
lighted trains via. Southern Railway, went again to the Walsh home in Madl
For fletAlls consult Agents, at 705 15th n avenue, where Captain Walsh has
aad MB F Sta. N. W.-AdTt. seriously 111.
TO HASTEN BILL
Expected to Get District Mea
sure From House SomeTime
- This Afternoon.
PREPARE TO STAND BY
OLD ORGANIC SYSTEM
Committee Will Start Hearings
on Appropriations 'at Once,
It Is Believed.
The Senate Committee on Appro
priations, through the subcommittee
which has charge of it, doubtless will
take up the District appropriations
bill in a short time.
The bill, which passed the House
yesterday, will be sent to the Senate
this afternoon, it is expected. It
was looked for in the course of the
morning routine business, but did
The bill will be referred at once to
the Appropriations Committee; Sen
ator Gallinger, as head of the "sub
committee in charge of the bill, will
arrange to hear the Commissioners
and other parties most -concerned.
Will Hasten Measure.
Senator Gallinger has not yet fixed a
time for doing this, but In view of tbs
short time left in the present session
little delay will be possible.
Senators generally take it for granted
the 'House will bj beaten in its at
tempts to violate' the half-and-half.
principle. vThe Senate Appropriatlona
Comcalttee and the -Senate Itself ,wtil
Biana resoiuieiy asainsi any urcmnuis-
aown oi uib wme-nonorea policy. oen
tor Gallinger: has made -no statement cf
his Intentions thus far, but It is. known
he reels just as he has felt In previous
years on the subject.
Mutilated Bill Has
After sun-eying carefully the District
annroDtiatlon bill as It passed the
"House yesterday and comparing It with
their estimates, the Commissioners are
unableto recognise the measure.
District officials have noted carefully
the effects of the deadly point, of order
used by Chairman Johnston and others
in the effort to cut down appropria
tions. The result, it Is declared, Is
that there are a number of Incon
sistences In the House measure.
The appropriation of JSOO for the re
pair of the fish wharf in Water street,
which, after March 15, Is to be operated
bT the municipality, was left in the
bill, but the appropriation of 12.000 for
salaries of employes was stricken out.
Did the Senate not have a say, the
District would be left with a municipal
fish wharf on Its hands, money with
which to repair It, but none with which
to operate It. Another Instance Is in
respect to the appropriation for the Im
provement or the Anacostla nais, be
(Contlnued on Seventh Page.)
EXPOSED IN GOTHAW
High Officials Implicated, and
Expose May Reach Others
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. New York's
widely discussed and seemingly In
vulnerable police "system" of graft
and blackmail hus been cracked wide
With three captains, an Inspector, and
a deputy police commissioner at head
quarters directly Implicated In the col
lection of vice protection money. Dis
trict Attorney Whitman today began a
careful marxhalliiK of the facts in his
possession to present betgre u special
grand Jury Monday, when the lndlct-
ments of Captain Walsh and Inspector
anctur an- cuccieu.
The district attorney said that no ut-
I tempt on the part of the police to block
, his Investigations or force him to dls-
close his full hand would succeed. With
i Walsh and Bweeney safely taken care
WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY
BOY IS PRISONER
FOR SIX HOURS.
IN SCHOOL WELL
Eleven-Year-Old Prays for Aid
as Father and Doctor Ar
rive. WENT INTO "LIGHT TRAP"
TO GET TRANSFER CARD
Youngster in Hole With -Two
Hungry Cats Until Latt
Edward Forbes, eleven years old,
Imprisoned for hours-In a deep light
well at the new Normal School, twice
offered prayer for rescue. Atthe
end of the second prayer .his father
and a friend found' him. The chUd
was in the well for six hours yester
day afternoon and last night, minus
his overcoat and hat Two 'half-
starved cats were fellow prisoners.
The Forbes child found himself a
prisoner in the well, which wag built
to let light into the 'basement win
dows of the gymnasium in the new
Normal building, because his trans
fer card from the Monroe School
slipped put of his hand and blew Into
Went After His Card.
.Throwing off his coat aad bat., the
toy. who Is small for his years, climbed.
over the railings which guard thewiJl-
ana aroppea in. no picaea up -ms papor
and then found himself .effectually Isi
JH waaSt 3:;at:)riiwuxkJ.
UTr Stuart' u. joonson. or cirara sireac,
found aad released hUn.TheiseareaWs
were given the hint which led to the
release by Miss 'Mary Bosket, a neigh
bor1 of the -Forbes, on Glrard street,
who heard- that 'the child was lost, and
said that at 7 o'clock, when passing the
Normal building at Eleventh and Har
vard, she bad heard a strange crying,
but had not been able definitely to lo
The boy Is all right today, according
to Dr. Johnson, who is the .family phy
sician. It was cold last night, and a
chill wind found Its 'way jnto the well,
according to the boy.,.
"I cded and yelled for hours.'' said
the child to his parents when he had
been hurried home, where an alcohol
rub was promptly administered and
other restoratives given.
"Did you pray to God-'to help you
out?" asked Mr. Forbes.
"Yes," he answered. "I prayed twice
and the second time papa and Dr.
So concerned, in the Dllcht of the
child were the rescuers that they fail
ed to notice the cats, and these pris
oners were not heard or until the boy
told of them this morning. School
authorities getting word they instant
ly had them taken out and the cats,
weak from starvation, now are warmer
and less hungry than they have been
for several days.
Wells To .Be Covered.
As a result of the accident to the
Forbes child the light wells at the
Normal building will be covered with
a grating. The Board of Education
made recommendation to thh" effect
this afternoon through Its officers to
the District Commissioners.
"These light wells, or area ways,
were guarded by railings." said Su
perintendent Davidson, "but I hav
now heard that boyfa in the summer
time have been using them as play
prison houses, and the misfortune cf
the Forbes' boy also shows that grat
ings should be put over them."
"EdwarJ Is doing nicely today."
KalcJ his mother this afternoon, "lie
wa a pupil at Monroe School, In Co
lumbia road between Georgia and Sher
man avenues and Principal Draper
sent htm with u trankfer card nnd hla
vaccination certificate to the new
critic school,' In the Normal building.
"We were droadluily worried when
he did not come hojie nnd his father
and Di. Johnson were searching fran
tically for h:m all over the hill. If his
cry had not been heard by our friend
who came and told us, Heaven only
knows what might have happened to
Both Parties Will Join
In Cannon Banquet
President Taft will Join In the farewell
dinner to be given "L'ncle Joe" Cannon
at the Raleigh Hotel the evening of
February 13. J. Hampton Moore, of
Penntylvunla, and Congressman Hum
phrey of Mississippi, Republican and
Democrat, extended the invitation to the
President today, and he acceptrd.
swaTi-so'nar"' dinner will he hi.
partisan, or, rather, non-partisan. Amongj
wie speaaers win do siancn nepuniicans,
like Senator Root and Senator Burton
and among Democrats will be Senator
John Sharp Williams and Speaker
Potomac Channel to
Be Deepened By Army
Bids for deepening the Virginia chan
nel of the Potomac river will probably
not be advertised for two weeks. The
planB for the work submitted by Col.
W. C. Lnngfltt. Corps of Engineer?, uro
now In the hands of Secretary Sttm
son but have not bee approved.
Five years ago, when tne last dredg
ing was done, the channel was twenty
two feet leep at low tide. Now it Is
only seventeen feet deep.
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BRUNSWICK, Ga.,r Feb. 7. Secrets
of his great holdings In the Standard
OH Company 'and other financial enter
prises throughout the country were
bared today by William Rockefeller on
an Island six miles out In the Atlantic
ocean when be' at last submitted to a
Are Of questions of "the PoJo Money
The examination was effected after
eight months' chase of, the money
baron by subpoena servers for the Con
gressional committee, which has been
conducting a tnorougn examination or
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financial control in the United States. ' three hours of closing ars.iments.
By personal order of Rockefeller, "star wherein Prosecutor Ounter declared
chamber" features of his examination hat "green-eyed" Jealousy was the
were lifted. He- gave order to admit , , , .... .
all newspaper men to the Jekyl island motive for eBach'a alleged slashing of
hearing. H. even placed at their dis- his wife's throat, and In which de
posal the private steam launch of the . fenso attorneys heatedly denounced
Millionaires liud, ana inviiea mem xo j
accomDanv the Pulo nartv from Rruns
wick. Rockefeller reached his decision
after a conference with his physician,
Dr. Walter F. Chlppell, of New York,
I W"Hfc mc ureal io uo Biiunn cvnj ,
possible courtesy," was the millionaire's i
I wnt the press to bo shown every i
Whether the press representatives
should be admitted to the examination
was left to decision of Chairman Pujo
after his arrival.
Instead of showing trepidation and
nervousness over his impending ordeal.
Rockefeller was In excellent spirits. He
fast with hta wife, her alater. and Mrs. I
u. ti. .MCAipui, oi new xorK. one oi
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Case Against Man Accused of
Violation Nolle Prossed By
What. Is construed by lawyers and
court officers to bo an acknowledgment
by District officials that the building
regulations In force since 1370 are prac-
tically Invalid In that no line can be
Imposed for violations of the regula
tlonstoolt place In the Police Court to-
day, when Assistant Corporation Coun
sels Williams and Stephens announced
that the case against Francis H. Jav
Ins, in which the validity of the regu
lations was questioned, was nolle
Attorneys Robert I. Miller and George
C. Ot-rtman, who raised the question
concerning the validity of the regula
tions, were In court ready to argue
against that clause of the ordlnanca Im
posing fines for violations of Its orders.
Assistant Corporation Counsel Steph
ens arose as soon as the case was
called, ond after argiilnjr briefly the
motion of "former Jeopardy" made In
the case by .attorneys for the defend
ant, declared that the corporation coun
sel's, office had decided to nolle Proase
the casa. '
Df cis'wn; Arrived at Afttr Short
Decision, Ordered Staled iy
Court , " '.:
AIKEN, S. O, Feb 7. After oily &
few minutes deliberation, the ury
which is to decide whether or' not
Frederick O. Beach, wealthy New
Yorker, assaulted his wife here on
the night of February 28 last, re
ported to Judge Spain that they had
arrived at a verdict. He ordered that
this verdict be sealed and presented
to the court following the1 luncheon
The case was given to the ury after
ths "slanderous persecution" of their
Betting In the "winter colony" today
was overwhelmingly In fayor of, a ver
dict freeing Beach, who Is hopeful. Mrs.
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Beach, apparently, made an Impression
An th inrv. anrl tri tmrt (fiat i-ftmk-
examination as to minor Inconsistencies
between her story on the stand, and
that told the authorities immediately
after the assault were accounted for
by the society woman with plausibility,
strengthened her testimony. Defense
would hold their client not guilty.
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lion ui Dcutu .iuiii i.uscu.or uunicr.
a big crowd clamored for admission to
the courtroom today. Judge Spain's
room would ordinarily accommodate
about 200 persons, but at least twice
that number tried to squeeze in when
the doors were opened shortly before
GUNBOAT SENT TO
Marine Force Will Protect
United States Natives in
Central American Republic.
The gunboat Annapolis, In command
of Com. W. J. Terhune, was ordered
today to proceed at full speed to Ama
pala, Moiiduras, to exttrclse armed su
pervision over American Interests that
may be threatened as a result of an
tlpatcd disorder following the attempted
assassination of President Araujo.
Th Annapolis will carry 148 marines,
which. If necessary, would constitute a
sufficient landing force. The trip will
require about nine days. Xo serious
dlxordcrs have yet been reported.
Following tho attempted assassination
of the president, there Is much dis
quiet, and the State Department Is In
clined to take time by the forelock by
naving an armeu torcc on nana io iook
after American life and property If
armed revolution appears.
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San Francisco Graft Fiffittr Says Trtasury Ordtr
No. 5, Recently IssmT, Would Placi $200,
000,000 in Banks, Which Wilson Wtiild
Have to Draw, Causing Stridency.
BAILEY SAYS NUMBER OF DEPOSITORIES,
NOT AMOUNT OF DEPOSITS, IS INGREASIED
By JUDfOK 0.
Charges that the Taff Administration, in. its-closing
weeks, is "planting" a financial squeeze that wffljgreatljr
embarrass the Wilson regime afterit comes into oMceWere
made today byRudpIjihSpreckels, the San Francisco mil
lionaire and politician, and vigorously; denied by officials ef
Mr. Spreckels' charges in substance; are that arecerit
order of the Treasury, provic ;fqr deposit o customs
revenue in. national budfttiffihegjl and calculated to in-
ilate the deposits of these institutions to the extent, of
Jo;OQd,000 a year;'tha1 this inflation of desoafe will eo
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Special' Rule for Conskrcratwfl
of Webb BID Puts Issue
Squarely Up to Members.
By THSODOSE TULXX.
The "demon sum" and the army ot
prohibitionists are scheduled to battle
In the House tomorrow.
vThe Rules Committee of the House
will vote this afternoon In favor ot a
special rule for the consideration of the
Webb bill, which Is designed to restrict
the' interstate shipment of intoxicating
liquor Into dry territory.
This means the members of the House
must face a vote on one phase of the
prohibition question, and, unless the
special rule Is tightly drawn, there is a
prooaDiuty tnat temperance advocates
In the House will attempt to force a
straight-out prohibition issue.
scores of members of the .House are
dreading a vote on the Webb bUV In
Itself, the measure Is not drastic: it
merely provides that Intoxicating liquor
may not be shipped lor sale into States
where such sale is forbidden by local
laws. The bill contains no penal clause,
and It lacks the. sweeping provisions
which some "white ribboners" wished
to see in it, but even in its present
(Continued on Page Sixteen.)
FIX FIRST OP APRIL
Ways and Means Committee
Cannot Get Tariff Schedule
Framed Before Then.
That the extra session of Congress
probably will not be called as early as
March 15. and that April 1 Is a more
probable date. Is the information that
came today from prominent members
of the House Committee on Ways and
No deflnlate date has been fixed by
president-elect Wilson for the beginning
of the extra session. He will defer to
the House leaders, and more especially
to the Ways and Means Committee. He
will choose a date that will enable them
to complete the preparation of the tar
iff measure or measures before the
Indications now are. according to
Ways and Means members, that It will
be Impossible to get the tariff schedules
framed br March 15. and that the com
mittee will not be ready much before.
Florida Superior Service Via Atlantic
Coast t-lne. "N. V. & Flor'da Special"
lenves 6:20 n. m. 3 other trains dallv
3:05. 3: p.m.: :) a.m. Electric lighted
Pullmans. H0S New York ave. a.w.
IN HOUSE TOMO
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tfea' that Mfefct'-eowpel aStRiec
of tk jerteBl ot tlw Ju&mJL
lWkieB,wem t. CiWefnaont
4eoK- -refe, wJtWraTntfreim tie
United States baik: asi areeled out
-swag tfeeYat-te, aJcfc wtti'the re
sult fcat tie readjustaeat caased
financial stringency a&i ultlsaately
was caarge.-wiUi part, of tne respos
slbllltr for the panic tiat broke seoa
after Jackson left office.
Mr. SpreckeTs charges were made so
spec flc that today a move- was made
for Investigation of them by the House
Committee on Expenditures In. tae
Treasury Department. Congressman
Xoung. acting chairman of the commit
tee, said ho would ask Secretary Mac
Veagh to explain the .Treasury's posi
tion. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Bailey, who issued the order now sub
ject of controversy, issued a statement
denying Its illegality, explaining that
it was Issued, in order to simplify aad
cheapen1 Government transactions, and
Insisting that instead jf increasing the
Government deposits In the national
banks. It .would actually have the effect
cf reducing them.
The charge by Mr. Spreckels was
conveyed In "a statement which he Is
sued In New York today. It caused a
great deal ot 'commotion at the Treas-
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tlrcles. The impression, was, when the
various explanations had all been Is
sued, that the Treasury had decidedly
the better ot the argument.
The discussion centers about "Treas
ury Circular. No. 5." issued January 9.
Mr. spreckels said:
"This cercular directs that custom.
money be deposited with national
banks. -I believe this ordsr is in direct,
conflict with law governing' control c-f
these moneys and must therefore ' be
rescinded. It seems strange that the
present Administration should Issue
such an order on the eve of going out
"We have a right to question the mo
tive that prompted sUch action.
"If this order be not promptly re-
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IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senate met at noon.
President's Alaska message, read.
Conferees on agricultural education bill
Progressive republicans, recognised In
selection of legislative sifting commit
tee. New Democratic Senators assigned to
Senator Stone Introduces bill for1 na
tional aeronautical laboratory.
Commlsslqners report on certain street
Public hearings to be given on repeal
of free tolls.
Met at 11 o'clock.
Debate on the agricultural bill resumed.
The District Committee reported two
street extension bills.
The tabor Committee continued its
hearing on the eight-hour law for ths
The Rules Committee considered the
Webb liquor bllL
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