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Yesterday's Circulation, 50,308
WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, APRLL 26, 1913.
PRICE ONE CENT
FIGHT TO GET TRANSFERS
HEROIC LINE IS OPENED
Formal Complaint Against Both Street Car Com
panies Is Filed With Public Utilities Commis
sion by Metropolitan Coach Officials Act of
Congress Declared Broken.
ACTION SAID TO FOLLOW FRUITLESS
EFFORTS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH LAW
Formal complaint was filed with the Public Utilities
Commission today against the Washington Railway and
Electric Company and the- Capital Traction Company for
failure to comply with act of Congress requiring an ex
change of transfers between these companies and herdics
of the Metropolitan Coach Company at Fifteenth street
and New York and Pennsylvania avenues.
COMPLAINT FILED BY THE HERDIC COMPANY.
After setting forth the terms of the I
law and the railways' refusal to ob- j
serve It. the herdlc. company's com
The failure on the part of tho rail
way companies named to comply
with the requirements of the act vf
August .24 Is Imposing continuing in
convenience and loss upon the public,
who are deprived of the full benefits
of this company's service by reason
Of the refusal of the railway compa
nies to Issue free transfers to and
receive transfer passengers from lhe
coaches of this company, as required ,
by sections, 6 and 7 of tncact-already
The attention ot the commleslon Is
fespectfcuYllfc:t&rt6 tlie'.fact that
relying uori the force and effect of
the act of August 21. this company
has invested a large su mof money
In motor vehicles of a type approved
by the Commissioners of the District
of Columbia and sufficient In num
ber to .maintain good service; and
that the investment so made in re
liance upon an act of Congress and
its enforcement bv the authorities
of the District of Columbia, is Jeop
ardized, and that the company is
suffering daily Iobs and damage as a
consequence of the Illegal acts of
the railway companies. In regard to
which complaint Is made.
Prays for Action.
For these and other reasons your
complainant prays that, acting un
der the ample jurisdiction and pow
ers conferred by "paragraphs four
and ninety and other paragraphs or
section eight of the act approved
March 4. 1913. the commission will
forthwith take appropriate action to
compel compliance with flie transfer
provisions of the act of August 21,
and thus afford relief from a condi
tion which is intolerable both because
of the lots and Inconvenience Imposed
upon the public and upon this com
pany, and because of the example
ft presents of defiance of law by thu
railway corporations herein named.
This complaint is submitted with
out prejudice to this company's right
of legal and equitable action against
the Washington Railway and Elec
tric Company and tho Capital Trac
tion Company for damages or in
junction or both.
Complaint Last Resort
B. Dana Lincoln, president of the
Metropolitan Coach Company, said today
that the complaint filed with the Utili
ties Commission, had only been decided
upon after the failure of attempts to
settle the transfer question amicably. A
month ago, he said, the coach company
had formally offered to put up a bond
t Inriemiiitfv the railroad companies if
they would exhange transfers pending
a decision by the courts. This letter
was sent to President King, of the'
Washington Hallway and Electrical
Company, Marcn -i
Mr. Clarence P. King, president,
Washington Railway and Electric
Company. Washington, D. C
Dear Sir. Referring to your declina
tion to comply with the terms of tho
act of Congress of August 2, 1912,
requiring your company to Issue
transfers to the coaches of this com
pany and to accept our transfers to
your cars at the Intersection of
Fifteenth street and New York ave
nue. which letter was written prior
to the enactment ot the public utili
ties law. re beg to make the fol
lowing proposal with a view to pro
tecting the lnteiests of the public
until the question has been deter
mined b the Public Utilities Com
mission or the courts.
Offers To Give Bond.
This company will obtain at its
own expense an indemnity bond In
a company satisfactory to you and
sufficient In amount to Indemnify
you. In the cevent that the law of
August 24 is declared unconstitution
al, at the rate of 4 1-0 cents for each
passenger which you may carry on
our transfeis. It would only be
necessary for you to retain all trans
fers received and on which passen
gers had been carried on your cars
under an agreement, as already
stated, that for each such transfer
presented to us we would pay 4 1-1C
cents, should the law be declared
unconstitutional. The bond In ques
tion would provide absolute Insur
ance that such payment would be
made to you.
It would, of course, be an essential
part of such an understanding that,
pending the determination of the
constitutionality of the law. you
would Issue transfers as provided by
the law to the coaches of this com
pany, and we would agree to carry
passengers on such transfers with
out additional charge to them and
without establishing any right what-
ever to demand Indemnification from
you for the transfers so received
by us. whatever may be the decision
of the courts on the law In ques
As stated, the purpose of this sug
gestion is to bring about a compli
ance with the law, and to give the
puMir whatever benefits It may have
tinder the law without walling for
k.a courts to act. The arrangement
proposed would absolutely Insure you
against any loss whatever on ac
count of transfers accepted from us
at the Intersection above mentioned
pnd In the Interest of the public we
hope that you will decide to enter
talo the plan suggested.
' Very, truly .yours.
Metropolitan Coach. Company,
Si DANA TL.INCOirX.
No reply to or even an acknowl
edgement was vouchsafed by President
King to this 'communication. A sim
ilar offer to the Capital Traction Com
pany under date of April 7 wa3 prompt
ly declined by President Hamilton.
I am determined," Mr. Lincoln
mid, -to exkanat ever)' mrann of
bringing about compliance by the
railway companleit Tvith the trans
Jer law. The complaint to the Util
ities Commission Is only a begin
ning. The law requiring reciprocal
transfers became effective two
months ago. That is. Congress said
It should become effective, but the
railway corporations said it should
not be enforced, and so far they
have had their own way. But I do
not believe that this state of af
fairs can continue. I Intend to And
out whether this is a 'Government
of laws' or a Government of cor
porations. "There are other ways of bringing
the question Into court, and until
these fall I shall not admit that an
act of Congress is ineffective be
cause. a3 Mr. Hamilton said: 'The
transfer arrangement proposed does
not either on the ground or profit
or policy commend Itself to our
RAMONA BORDEN IS
Daughter of Multimillionaire
Eludes Father in Boston.
All Clues Are Lost.
BOSTON. Mass., April X. After
searching here since early thin morn
Ing. after a flying trip Troin New York,
Gail Borden, the multi-millionaire,
Hhnrtlv l.fnn nnnn tnrf.- knrnl f h . .
M i.w :.:;n
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ier, iiumuiid. was Hiuuggica out oi ino Committee, it was decided to allow Ol
clty late last night In an automobile Teclof Dur..tn,i t0 continue until Julv
to a place fifty miles attaj. detectives j Tnf8 wah tj10Kht to mean that
an- conducting a rigid examination of Hnins would then take the place
the place for the girl who disappeared Snn lrns (tf lloUever. that thcro
from a hanitarium at Pompton Lake. Ia no assurance of Harris' confirmation.
..,.;, 0"'(lay- and that a number of Republican Sen
Wild tumors were widespread today ators are disposed to Pght him to t'le
legal ding the arrest of the girl's nn)t
uotnen companion one of whom is in "the executive session of th" Sen-
i-aiii id n- -i in-ien neinon line.
u if ui .lit iiiiiiiiiiimi i ciiuwiiiir Kiim
manufacturer of Cleveland. The utmost
secrecy vu maintained todai by the
detectives at work on the cajse.
Believe Miss Borden
Is Close to Washington !
Bradford detectives, still
lis city and suburbs for Ri
hls city and suburbs for Ramona Ilor- i
den. the mlslng New York hc!res, this I
afternoon declared that they are prac-i
tlcallv positive that the girl Is less than
2iXi miles away from Washington. . exercise was arranged for his Jlverslon
That the Boston clue on which other' nnd the children In white uniforms,
private detectives are working is a fnlse ' went through the revolutions In iho
lead Is the strong belief of Manager ! Vntlcan courtyard. Several times t he
Bradford. He received a clue this aft-. Pope waved his hand at the illtle ones
ernoon which he refused positively to I and smiled broadly,
discuss, but which he asserted would I His Holiness today gave a vicarious
probably lead to the apprehension of
Miss Borden In this vicinity.
Nearly a dozen clues furn'shed by
Wfeshlngtonlans have been run down
today without success. The latest tip
to the agency came at 1 o'clock Ibis
afternoon from any army officer, who
said he had seen Mrs. White and Miss
Borden in the vicinity of Fort Myer In
Widespread Interest Is Shown in
the Newest of Washington's
HALF MILLION FROM OUTSIDE
Company Will Open for Business
in the Munsey Building About
Middle of Next Month.
Following the closing of the sub
scription books of the Munsey Trust
Company at noon today, it was an
nounced at the offices of the company
that the two million capital stock of
the company had been well oversub
scribed. In addition to the Washing
ton subscriptions and to Mr. Mun
sey's subscription, applications for
stock were received in heavy volume
from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and
from a large number of points in
While the subscriptions had not
been fully classified it was estimated
that fully half a million of- subscrip
tions were received from points out
side of Washington, In addition to Mr.
Munsey's subscription. Washington
interests will doubtless be highly
gratified to know that so large an
amount of outside capital will come
into Washington as new banking
capital from outside points, means a
great deal to the business and finan
cial interests of every large city.
The large out-of-town subscription In
dicates a widespread interest In the new
"Washington company. The books opened
this morning and closed at nnnn. nnd
rattolmcnta "will be made next week.
the subscriptions being payable on or
before May C.
The president of the company will be
Mr. Frank A, Munsey. and associated
with him In the management of the
new nnanciai institution on the board
of directors will be some of the strong
est Interests In Washington, Baltimore,
and New York. The company will oc
cupy the banking room in the Munsey
building, and will open for business
about the middle of May. possibly
The new company, starting with a
capital of two millions, will take Imme
diate place in the front rank of Wash
ington trust companies and financial in
stitutions. The company Is already as
sured of liberal deposits from points
outside of Washington.
Co-operation With Other Interests.
The new company will co-operate
with the Munsey Trust Company of
Baltimore, and with Mr. Munsey's other
financial Interests. The Munsey Trust
Company of Baltimore opened Its doors
for business on January 17, and in a
little over three months the deposits
have passed the million and a half
mark, and 1.300 checking accounts have
been opened on the books of the com
pany. Encouraged by the success of
the Munsey Trust Company of Balti
more, those Identified with the Munsey
Trust Company of Washington predict
a large measure of success for It.
Well managed trust companies arc
being recognized more and more as
among the most profitable of financial
institutions. Free from any of the re
strictions which hamper the operation
of national banks the field they occupy
offers possibilities which progressive
financial Interests have been quick to
appreciate. No community can have
too much banking capital and nothing
means, so much to the business and fi
nancial Interests of a community as
alert, progressive financial institutions.
War Against Harris
For Director of Census
War atrnlncl tho rnnflrmntlnn nf W
T riBW, raiirrHn innnlnlo.l l.-
I. Harris, of reorgia. appointed u
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ate last night, about forty postmasters
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t vi ; iMuniij in bj ! ; t i nn' i i
Taft, in the regular course of i-xplri-
tlons, made appointments which
Demociats. foi political reasons,
Pope Pius Sees Drill
Given by Children
HOME. April in
Pope Pius was well
enough todaj to sit up at itn op-n w-n-
dow of his bedroom tlirou;li which
warm April sunshine poured In
half an hour the Holy Father watched
a CHlltuben.c drill by MX) children. The
audience to American pilgrims, that be
I ing as near as his physicians would al
low lilm to go i.-acK to routine.
52.50 Philadelphia and Return $2.50.
Only J2.25 to Chester, and $2.00 to Wil
mington and return, Pennsylvania Rail
road, next Sunday, April 27, special
train leaves Washington 7:20 A. M.
Became Bride at Noon Wedding
Iff PSiik 43- . 1
MISS ALYS APPLETON MEYER.
HISS HEftR WEDS ARREST OF GLOVER
LIEUTENANT ROGERS IS RECOMMENDED
Former Secretary's Daughter
Married at St. John's With
A train of brilliancy attended the
marriage at high noon today of Miss
Alys Appleton Meyer, and Lieut. Chris
topher Raymond I. Rodgers, U. S. N..
In St. John's Church. The bridal cor
tege was an iinusuallj long one,
made up of the bride and her father,
Heorge von Iengerke Meyer, who gave
her away. Miss Julia Meyer, the
maid of honor: Eugene and Mary Hale,
page and flower girl, the children of Mr.
and Mrs. Chandler Hale and cousins of
the bridegroom; the bridesmaid. Miss
Ituth Appleton. an Miss -Martha Mc
Cook. of New York: Miss Helen Sears,
of Boston. Miss Helen Taft. of New
Haven: Ml.s Katherlne Jennings, and
Miss Dorothy Williams, of Washington,
and tho ushers. George von L.. Meyer,
Alexander Rodgers, Jr , Major James A.
Iognn. Lieut David Worth Ragley.
Sloan Dananhower, Cameron Bradley.
Clarence Ha. and Assistant naval Con
structor Herbert S. Howard
Brother Is Best irtan.
Donald Rodgers was bfst man for
his brother, and with him awaited
the bridal party at the altar
The Mending of color in the toilets of
the bridesmaids combined with pro
fuse use of flowers' down the alt-lc and
about th. altar Thi- brides gown wib
soft white satin with draped effect, the
train qultt long, .mil the costly lai-e
caught with orange blost" ms The tulle
veil also was arranged with or.mgu
Tile Rev Roland Cotton Smith, mc
tor of St John's I'litinli, oflh luted.
I.eorge vol Lngeike Moer. father of
the brldi esrortrd in'i to tin- altar
."mil ga- her 'ijii.d In marriage Mis
Meier was surrounded l iWatlws
of luitl, li(.r ii ?t :in,l flio irit1i-ut iiotii'm
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ijHiuiv hi wii' news ni'i .iiiiiii inr mem. i
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,in, wore a stunning afternoon
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lf black " "e . lo.se-nniim-,
trained skirt, and blue chiffon draping
the entire gown
With her wen- Mrs "rank Apple
ton, of New York Mr .Samuel l-'roth-ingham,
of Lenox, sister of Mrs
Meyer, Mr and Mrs Frederick Meacli.
of New York. Mr .iul Mrs .lolm
Lawrence, and Mrs Louis Ch.ipin. of
Ronton all relatives of the li'lile. Mr
and Mrs .1 I'onald Cameron. Mr and
Mrs. Clark, and the Misses h'e.ir. rela
tives of tne lirlilegioom who were i
ll.l, his parents. Colonel Alexa. r .
Rodgers, V S A, and Mrs. Rodger
The church was filled with an audience
of distinguished people wlibh Included
Feveral members of ihe C.ibliii t
to which Mr .Meier b longed, and a
large contingent from both the army
and navy Particularly noticeable In
the throng Is the French Ambassador
and Madame .lusserand, the new
Austrian Ambassador, Mr Diimba, the
'leinian Ambassadoi, the Italian Am
liassaailor, ami a number of yolingi r
diplomats. Colonel and Mrs .lolm R.
Williams. Mr. .John llui. Mr anil Mrs
.lohu Hays Hammond. Mr and Mrs.
Perry Belmont. Mrs Richard II Tow n
seiid. Madjiue Cliilstian Ilauge. .Mr.
and Mrs George Howard, Mrs Leon
ard Wood, Mrs Josephus Uanicls, Mr.
and Mrs. Atherton. Mrs. Henry F
Dlniock, Mr. and Mrs. .lames F Curtis.
Mr. and Mrs. James Marlon Johnston.
Senator and Mrs. Newlands. MIks
Marion Wise, the Misses Ratten, Mr.
Urun. the Danish Minister, and a nuni-
her of the younger officers from
Foiowing ih chaich ceremony, tf.-ri-
wus a leucjmon at tne Home 01 jir. 0f Interest ami pleasure. Sunday excur
and .Mrs. Meyei. on Scott circle I nlon only $2 50 Philadelphia and return
Lieutenant Rodgtrs Is In command jlext Sunday. Apill 27, Pennsylvania"
of the Sylph, one of the ships placed Hallroad. $2 23 to Chester . $2.00 to
at the disposal of the Administration Wilmington and return. Special train
officials. Uavts Washington 7;20 A. M. Advt
Banker's Arraignment for His
Attack on Sims Decided
Upon by Committee.
By THEODORE TILLER.
The arrest and the arraignment at
the bar of the House on a charge of
contempt of Charles C. Glover, the
Washington banker, who attacked Con
gressman Thetus W. Sims In Farragut
square a week apo, was recommended
to the House today by the select com
mittee detailed to Investigate the as
sault. The committee report recommends
that fhe arrest of Mr. Glover by the
sf argeant-at-arms shall take place on
a day to be named by the Speaker In
the Issuance of his warrant. It Is not
expected that the arraignment will be
ordered until the tariff bill Is passed.
A unanimous report. upholding
throughout the contention that Mr.
Glover Imd committed contempt In at
tacking C'ongiessman Sims for words
spoken In debate, was filed by tho com
mittee at noon today.
The afore findings of the committee
I are exactly as was forecasted In The
Times yesterday They are as follows
First That the Constitution gives the
House all necessary privileges to take
cognizant e of cases of contempt.
Second That an assault upon a mem
ber of the House of Representatives
for words spoken in debate Is a breach
of Its privileges and a contempt of the
"That such an assault when com
mitted on the person of a member for
words spoken In del,at constitutes a
contempt of the House in which he has
Ik en sitting although the words m:i
!ae been spoken In a pi lor House.
Fourth, that the House ot Represen-
1 tatlves has power under the ailthori-
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Boy Fire Fighters
Fired on From Ambush
POTTSVILLi:. Pa. April :!C Seven
teen members of the Pottsville Hoi
S otits turned out and fought a ile
btruitlw forest lire that wan en-
1111011 coal properties at
W.ulesvllle, being In close proximity
to breakers and colliery buildings.
The succeeded In extinguishing
about a mile of blazing brush and
young timber, the battle occupying
t in until after dark
1 n the way home, traversing sev
eral miles along a lonely highway,
thej weie llr l upon li some un
lil.'iitilli 1 person The bullet fortu
nately did not hit an of the boj s
Says Cobb Has Not Yet
CINCINNATI. April 26 lugiist Herr
mann, chairman of the National Base
ball Commission, said today be had not
received uni official application from
Ty Cobb for reinstatement He refused
to comment on the case until It came
Into the bands of the commission for
Sunday In Philadelphia. A Trip Full
MT. VERHIIH QUIZ
House Member Wants Affairs
of Ladies' Association
Probed by Congress.
ALLEGES EXORBITANT RATES
Women Managers Are Said to
Get 15-Cent Rebate From
A demand for a Congressional In
vestigation of the management of ML
Vernon by the Mt Vernon Ladles' As
sociation, and of the alleged exorbi
tant rates charged by the two com
mon carriers landing passengers at
the former home of Washington, Is
demanded In a resolution introduced
in the House today by Congressman
William J, Cary of Wisconsin.
Women Are Accused.
The resolution's preamble makes the
direct charge that the Mt. Vernon and
Marshall Hall Steamboat Company has
a monopoly of the traffic by water to
Washington's home, and that the Mt
Vernon Ladles' Association derives a
share of the profits from such monop.
oly. It is further declared that the rates
by rail over the line of the Washington
Utilities Company are also exorbitant
Criticism Is made of the fact that
thousands of Americans are unable to
visit Mt Vernon because It Is not open
The resolution asks 'an Investigation
at the hands of the House Committee
on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
and the Cary resolution ' went to the
Rules Committee. The Wisconsin Con
gressman said today he sought eventu
ally to have the Government acquire
Washington's home and top make It
more accessible to those who want to
Special Charges Made.'
Special churses In the resolution are
that fcr manyj.'ears tho steamboat com
pany has paid "to the Mt Vernon Ladles
Association 15 cents in addition to tho
admission fee of C3 cents which is In
cluded in the 75 cents charged for a
round-trip ticket and admission to the
grounds, the association so getting 40
cents for each visitor admitted.
Tho arbitrary one-way rate of 65 cents.
Including the admission fee. is also criti
cized, as is the closing or the grounds
on Sunday, which deprives many work
ingmen from a chance to see the home
of the first President
Mr. Gary's resolution recites the fact
that organizations all over the country
have urged free admission to the
and closes by empowering the Commit
tee on Interstate and Foreign Com
merce to hold hearings and examine
witnesses, compel the production of cny
necessary documentary evidence from
the corporations Involved, and report Its
findings to the House.
Paint Creek Strike
CHARLESTON. W. Va.. April X-Setl-ment
of the coal strike, which for
more than a year has tied up wo-k In
the mines of the Pa'.nt and Cabin Creek
and Coal River districts and cost the
lives of 100 men, today rests wltn the
coal operators and Governor Hatfield.
The miners' convention has accepted
Governor Hatfield's peace proposal, pro
vided the clause agalns discrimination
by the operators Is Interpreted to mean
that all strikers. Including union lead
ers and those charged with rioting, must
be taken back by their employers.
Child Comes to Life
At Its Own Funeral
Bt'TTH. Cal.. April 26. While mem
bers of tho family and relatives wero
grouped about the open coffin of Mrs.
J. R. Burney's three-year-old son. list
ening to the funeral service, the body
moved and presently the child clad In
shroud, sat up Ills eyes caught those
of his grandmother. Mrs. L. P. Smith,
eighty-one years old. The aged woman
stated at the child us If h taiol'.zed.
Then she sank Into A chair, dead
As she fell, the cb'ld dropped back
Into Its coffin, dead.
Trust Company Will
Go Into Liquidation
NEW YORK. April a;. The l'nltd
States nnd Orient Trust Company, of
wh'ch K. Qulncy Smith, formerly presi
dent of the Union Savings Bank of
Washington, D. C . is president, will go
Into voluntary liquidation, according to
an announcement mado today by Mr.
Smith, acting for the stockholders.
It Is expccteil that the bank will pay
Its depositors In full. The concern is .1
$',CiiM.ii0n corporation with main 3qtce3
In this clti.
Five Fatally Hurt.
STENBKNVILLK. Ohio. April 3S.
The blooming mill of the Labelle Iron
works plant hero blew up at 12:35 todav
nnd Injured several employes. Eight
wero rushed to a hospital, five of whom
10 Days In Western North Carolina
S10.00. Excursion via Southern Railway
May 17th to Ashevllle. Lake Toxnway
and other resorts In Western North
Carolina. Pullman Sleenlnir Cars.
Conehea. Dlnlncr Car. T.v. Wnshlnetfin
6:55 P. M. Consult Agents. Advt
WALTER JOHNSON TO
ID; CAMBRIDGE GIRL
TO BE PITCHER'S BRIDE
Star of Nationals Will Join the Matrimonial League
Within Next Few Days, Comes News From
Boston Suburb Has "Date" to Meet Him
Next Thursday, She Tells Friends.
PLAYER WILL LEAVE WASHINGTON TEAM
FOR BRIEF HONEYMOON, SAYS REPORT
From Cambridge came the news today that Walter
Johnson, Washington's mighty twirler, is to sign in a new
league the matrimonial. Miss Anna Bernadine Scully,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Scully, will be his new
manager, according to the messages from the quaint sub
urb of Boston. ?
WIFE-TO-BE IS REAL BALL FAN.
Miss Scully is a real fan. and as such
she couldn't help loving the great big
pitcher of the Nationals.
She declares the wedding will take
place within two weeks, and that Wal
ter will have a vacation of two weeks
after finishing the Red Sox-Washington
series next week.
The news of Walter Johnson's de
parture from the bachelor ranks 13 the
signal for a lot of sorrow today chiefly
on the part of the girl fans, who have
been placing him on the same pedestal
as the matinee hero.
"8moky Joe" Wood, a brother pitch
er. Is; blamed for the letting out of the
Scully-Johnson secret but Walter head
ed for Phlladejph!a too early today for
the reporicwr to get him to answer
questions about' his new contract In-the
Miss Scully Is nineteen years old.
and said to be extremely pretty. She
Succeeds Eldridge E. Jordan, on
Retiring Today, as U. S.
Comptroller of Currency.
Lawrence O. Murray, retiring Comp
troller of the Currency, today became
president of the United States Trust
Company, succeeding Eldrlge E. Jordan.
Mr. Jordan becames chairman of the
board of the Institution, a new position
created today by the board of direc
tors. Mr. Murray's election was unanimous.
Ho assumes his new duties at once. Mr.
Jordan wll continue as an active of
ficer for the company.
No explanation of the change Is given.
An official statement was made public
this afternoon detailing the action of
the board of directors. It Is as follows:
Official Statement Made.
"At a meeting of the board of direc
tors of the Cnlted States Trust Com
pany today. Lawrence O. Murray, Comp.
ttmller of the Currency, was unanl-
mously elccteu presazem ui v """
"Mr. Murray assumes tre duties of the
nfrlce -it once, contemporaneously with I
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the expiration of his term as Comp
troller ot tne . urreiicj.
"At the same meeting, the office ot
chairman of the board was created, and
Eldridge E. Jordan was elected to that
place as an active officer.
"Mr. Murray selects this office among
others that have been offered him of a
like nature throughout the country,
first, because or his desire to continue
his residence in Washington, and next
because of his belief In the exceptional
opportunity for grow th in the Immediate
future ot tnis institution.
"There were no other changes made or
considered In the personnel or the offi
cers and directors Arthur Lee remains
as vice president. Samuel J. Henry as
lce president and treasurer, and Wade
II. Ellis and R. Golden Donaldson as
Ends Five-Year Term.
Mr. Muiray today completeu a fivc
jear term as Comptroler. having been
appointed to the office. April 2$. 15"
He entered the Comptroller's office us
chief of division. In IMS. under the
Administration of President Cleveland,
and was made deputy Comptroller under
President McKlnlei It was in thj
Roosevelt Administration that ho waa
nppolnted Comptroller In preparing to
leave the Comptrollers office todai. he
"Mv one effort has been to safeguard,
by the use of ever power given he.
the depositors In national banks. In
invito- down the work I can truly say
that if I were to take u pthe work 1
anew I do noi believe that 1 could do
nn- hotter than I hnve done" !
Though no statement relative to the j
reason for the change In the trust
company was made public. It is unuer
stood that It was made at the solicita
tion of Mr. Jordan. The retiring presi
dent lias the full support of Ills board
of directors, and he stepped from the
presidency on his own motion to maKe
room for" Mr. Murray, and because he
must divide ins enorsuM
with other iubtltuUous.
MURRAY IVIADE HEAD
OF TRUST COMPANY
has worshipped at the Johnson shrine
ever since she first saw the mighty slab
artist put over his puzzling twisters.
Today she has a little message that
reads: "Back Bay or South Station.
Answer Immediately Walter."
She confided to friends today that this
message means Walter wants to know
about meeting her next Thursday in
Boston, and she hinted that before that
evening she would be Mrs. Johnson in
stead of Miss Scully.
Johnson's new manager predicts that
he will face the National League cham
pions next falL
"I'm a dyed-ln-the-wool fan." she ad
mitted, "and I can read the battery
signs, so you see I'm going- to make a
hit" Miss Scully has the diamond In the
Tha signing of. th. contract will be a
quiet affair some time In the next fort
nightnothing startling or sensational
Just a simple little wedding.
PLACED ON TRIAL
Scotland Yard Police Investi
gate Burning of Railway
Train as Case Proceeds.
LONDON, April 25. Whiio the polica
of Scotland Yard were investtgattns
the burning by suffragettes at Teddiaf
Station, three compartments of a Lon
don and Southwestern railway train,
possibly the most Important trial of
militants, next to that of Mrs. Emme
llne Pankhurst, was being staged la
the Bow street police court. Miss An
nie Kenney. chief aide to Mrs. Panic
hurst "General" Mrs. Flora Drum
mond and George Lansbury. most
prominent "male suffragette." and for
mer member of parliament were ar
raigned, under an ancUnt statute,
charged with disturbing the peace.
The courtroom was crowded with
members of the Woman's Social and
Political Union, all carrying flags and
banners. They started cheering when
the prisoners were arraigned, but
bailiffs restored order by warning th
women that they would be Jailed 11
further outbursts occurred.
-wiss lemiej anu view
Miss Kenney and "General" Drum.
moI1(j brought baggage with them tc
court. Indicating that they expected tc
i)(. sent to jail. Six months' lmprison-
inent is the maximum penalty that can
he Imposed on them, under the King Ed
ward III law. charging them with incit
ing others to crime by violent speeches.
They are specifically accused of In
stigating the recent Inflammatory
speeches In Albert HalL
Bryan and Garrison
Favor Half Holiday
Secrlary of State Bryan. Secrttarj
of War Garrison and Secretary Wal
cott. of the Smithsonian Institution
favor Saturday half holidays for Gov
ernment workers during May. Jun
July, August and September.
Each of these officials has, it Is un
dcrnood. written a letter tc Stcietarj
of Commerce Redfleld. indorsing thi
rrovement, and declaring their Individ
ual support for the proposition.
Seeral Cabinet members have no
yet responded to Secretary Redfleld'i
communication asking them to expresi
themselves on the proposal.
The Secretary of Commerce Is recelv
Ing hundreds of letters dally congratu
latlng him on his stund for the clerki
It seems probable that this latest mov
for half-holidays, given definite forn
by Secretary Redfleld, will result li
IN CONGRESS TODAY, j
Met at 11 o'clock.
Debate on tariff resumed.
Congrersman Taylor Introduced reso
lutlon for Investigation of manago
mrnt of Mount Vernon.
Investigating committee held Banket
f C. Glover in contempt of Housi
for attack upon Congressman Sim.
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