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THE SUN, MONDAY, MARCH 24, 1913.
PIE RUSH WORST SINCE JACKSON Hungry Hordo. of Pntrlols Pesters 1'nrl.v Lenders ior .Jobs. Two Musica Women Prisoners WAIL TO COME APRIL 7 Many After Each Vacunt Post and Hundreds Will He Disappointed. GEORGIA LEADS KCKA.MItLK Xnw England and Pacific Stales Make Fewest Donwmds for Favors. Waphingtos. March IS. Democratic office seekers arc rndly disgruntled. The treeplng and thr- wulllng to tha market places hxe nnl et commenced Tlic grand chorus of condemnation, i'rltlcl.m Mid cussing of the Administration has b'rn put off until April 7. thr date of the beginning of thr rprcl.il session, but rehearsals are being held In thr Wash ington I i-f . p Hint boarding houso and on til" treetr. Tbfi- nv r was an administration rliiie Andr w .luckmn made hl memo rable cleanup In I-!1 In which was rr. peited tin- utter disruption nf thr busi ness affairs nf tin Unvernm nt by thr npplliatlim of thr spoils Hrtnni to thr limit f possibilities. Tile ningi linlde Is here, for which a north lll.rn nf I'rrtli Ainlmy. N. .1.. i responsible III n tnrariirr. llr har had pfparcd what lir calls a red book of ofllci.v pmlilimr initrlde the civil ser vlrr led tt r. a fine, gory, rerplrndent trims in. emblazoned on Itr comt In huge Mail. letters 1'ii-k out Your .lob It sells for a dollar and relate-" In 101 pnu of rlnre print the list of llnvrnniciit Jobs open to the Demo da r The Perth Amboy man has es timated that a the book discloses more tba i "..000 fine John open to Presidential rr ' .lb net appolntm 'lit. and assuming th.it i Here ate twenty candidate." for r j. i be will make J100.000 and l e l r.et winter at I'alnt lleach. V lerever yon an In Washington you w r e gentlemen (fathered In groups, cm iodi dl-eusrlnit polltlcr. Out of the poekei of each of there gentlemen you wll iniih the radiant gleam of one of theM red books and the I?rt)i Amboy man ivnlk about Washington from hitf' i.i h itel and enjnyr the prospect. When President Wilson came Into office the seekers after preferment and Jobs irsallrd the executive office In a verH ible mob. Mr. Wilson met them with his famous "See the Cabinet" ord"c The only man who really seemed to ij" tins transfer was Secretary of KlHti llr an. The business of patron ntc 'l.-stiiblltion war so onerous a bur den i the region of the State Depart mi l that Mr. Hryan was able to plead the i ni' of no time to spare and turned nirr the duties of Secretary of St itr io Ins assistant. t was different in the Treasury De fiui'mi'iit. Mr. McAdiHi tried It for a imiI, It is related by his private secretary. Byron It. Newton, that he fine the week whs up Mr. McAdoo war. on i he verge of nervous prostration. Mr .Newiiio had lost his voice and thn TienMii Department was on the high rniul to the devil when Mr. McAdoo wiih seized with the brilliant Idea of dolus his patronage business by cor respondence. It has worked beautifully, ro far as Mr McAdoo Is concerned, but a lot of clllens of the Democratic faith who thought they were going to be col lectors of the port, naval officers, In leniiil revenue collectors or hold well paid jobs in the Treasury Department Itself are preparing to rake active and vociferous part in the April 7 concert. It is believed In Washington that a State by State census of the hotels and boarding houses and clubs and other places whrro office seekers congregate would show a predominance of Geor gians Grand old Georgia has sent Into Wnshlngton more than a thousand of the Mower of her citizenry, who are "Sent Itchln' " to save this nation from the rascally liepuhllcans who have spent sixteen years trying to tle rtroj it. "troll through the conidors of the House office Iliilldiug vslll convince uny siiptic of i his fact Several of the Geor cla members of Congress have remained ii Washington for the short Interval be. tw en Congressional sessions. Tim Is known because from time to time in the Capit il a dour is seen cautiously to open a Georgia 'ongressman pokes his had out by degrees, carts a glance up and down the corridor anil then dashes for a street car or taxicab. Letter car rier" newspaper men and fellow snf-fen-is among the Congressmen have been insti tu ted in a code nf signals by wh.ih Ingress may he had to the offi ces of the Georgia Democrats. Three hard raps and two soft ones will open any' Georgian office door Tin Information Is not given for the benellt of office seekers, but may prove urefal. unless another new Fet of sig nals Is adapted. Alabama and Arkansas aie close f.f cowls to Georgia, with Tennessee run ning third and Missouri fourth Indiana holds nflh place, and in close seipienci' c r Keiitnek. , Vliglnla and Maryland T'k other Slates ale hum-lied 111 the tear of the race, Now Kngland being the most nolaii.e laggard The I'aciili coast and other areas wheie I'l ogressh Ism ran rampant last fall arr nut furnishing full fjll.ll.'ls Mie Maiyland 'ongressman. who has tweniN -thrr- thlnl class post offices In lis dstii.t. sns he has had 21S appll can., us f ii these twenty-three jnbs, a ratio nf nen-ly ten io one. I'ostni.isler-General Hurlesons office ir the meic.i rm- ii,,. seeker. Kurlli nalel,. it has one nf the largest ante rooms of any of the depnitmonts There ' more lli.ui two dn.rn big leather ebatrs in the outside oftlce. They have tioi been lllli.eeiipkil Mn,.,, S:3ft A M. of ilitiili :. nd the ci, mil of callers O' ip.r- standing room generously. i lie four One p'llais Io lean an i Hsi iiml eillow ran lie nuil i- e '1111111011.11(11 in the hall Post, m.sier Genei.il luiileson has a privatn elevator which stops only at the llfth (Me) and the (ftound floor. Its point m-m HUNTING $1,000,000 HIDDEN BY MUSIGAS Dftvclivcs Hpit mid in Europe Seek ChcIic New York Bank Out .'iOO.OOI). BfflGEU LOSSES ABROAD Naples Polir.p Seek Wife of One of Family as ft Swindler. t Detectives trying to wring tangible arrets out of the wreck of the Musica family affairs, became convinced yes terday that there Is a million dollars, perhaps n great deal more, lying In the vaults of some New York or Euro pean bank or iiosrlbly In a secret hiding place that the Muslcas know 1 L-oxis NI us"ica. in CtxiPody Phntngraph by Underwood A- Uflrterwood, of exit Ir Kept a profound secret, and it Is by this means only thnt tho I'ost-master-General hns lieen able to escape cither for rest or sustenance during the last fortnight. Thn I'ostmnster-Genernl hag a privnte secretary, a slender, brown e)cd youth from Texas, by name .lohn Ituxkln MrArdcll, who did have a soft, mellow Southern voice, but it sounds now like a fence rail telephone. "Kor the llrst three days 1 tried to remember by name every person who called on .Mr. Hurleson." raid Mr. McArdell. "1 was awfully sorry, but 1 had to give It up, I might ar well have tried to memorize the City Dlreotory " They have a better system at the Department of Justice, which occupier rented quarters In four or live former residences. One of them, once the home of n rich ICast Indian merchant, har a porte cochere which does not seem to be attached to the Department Itself. Mr. Mcllcynolds's offices are Just liack of the porte onchere. The mnln entrance to thr Department Ir on another street. Hut. using an automobile, the Attor-nuy-Geheral W able to get home to din ner sometimes as early as ii I'. M. The oftlcrseekers go out the other way nt 4.30, for the Attorney-General, uftcr a week of seeing everylsidy, was com I pelled to Issue un order saying that latter 4:30 1', M. each day he would i have to confine himself to tho business of the Departmtut other than patronage. M INVESTOR'S CATECHISM 4 q. What In the Reieral characteristic of the safest In irstmentaf A. They are all loans at flxed rates of interest, either with Indirect security, as with loans to the United States Uot eminent, to States and Cities, or with direct security, ts with bonds secured by a mortgage on a railroad or on real estate. LAWYERS MORTGAGE CO. Capital A Surplus - SS,M0,OM 00 !Jbrt7t.,N.T. 184 MolU(u Bt.,nkn. GIRL SHOT BY YOUTH MAY DIE. Family Dura Not Think Ulrappolntert l.oer DM It. Klltalieth fllttel nf M Madison rtrrtt, Wert New York, wiv was shot shortly before midnight on Saturday nlfht by a young man whose Identity ts unknown, is In a critical condition at the North Hud son Hospital. The doctors have not located the bullet, which went through the girl's mouth, and she Is In rueh condi tion that the police cannot question her. Iter mother and father both told the II . . I . .. tUa. 1 1, 1 ' A I A Ml Vwl I I'M (milVn ; r ..ir ni.J " . - ' - ' - - - the shooting was done by a disappointed luer. They laid the girl spent most of tier evenings at home. They said the ulrl got a glimpse of the assailant at he pulled the trigger, hut that she did not cry out any name, .as they bellee she would have flone nan sne rtcogniien nini. rfk,. aUn.,l,. ..iMlrrnH Iiir( HI 111 mother and glal, wlio had been shopping, returnen o ineir nniii,-. jhuhs nmn wss hiding on the stoop of the house and as the mother and daughter came up the steps he opened Are on the girl. She carried a hat box with her new Easter bonnet In It. She raised the box to her face and the second bullet went through the box and the Karter hat and was found on the stoop later. After firing the second shot the young man fled. He was about 20 years old and wore a light gray suit and black derby hat. TO TIGHTEN LAW'S GRIP ON CRIMINALS City Club and Bar Association Want the Prosecutor Leas Hampered. SHERIFF'S JURY ATTACKED Legislation Anked to Abolish Exemption of Its 4.50 Favored Members. CrX.'i M.sijt LeaLyArng" T?olici5C4.toii TO MOVE RAILROAD OFFICES. Will On'np) tt Station at Ja ma I en rtl Sandar. Uidera were received this morning by all th headii of departments of the t.ong Island Itallroad to prepar to move to th- new terminal station at Jamaica on next Sunday The departments which will be moved Include those of the traffic manager. genei.il superintendent, the train despatches the car record office, the police department, the superintendent of maintenance of way, the frelghj dr. spatchcr 'and the Long Island News Com-rn HANDKERCHIEF CATCHES BAND. nirla and Men Acenneil nf San Kran clueo Ilohherles. San I'aANi :sio. March 13 Thre girl" and two men were csptured lat night In a tlsi whlchcontalned 5.no) worth of hint, the proceeds of several recent robberies In local t-torci. The prisoners are llert Sulli Min. iilnis Sheimrd, and Heat rice ll.illey of Sew York. Patrick and Margaret Shea of t'hieair o ami .Je.ie. Ijvsnr of Stockton, tli veurs old, who say she Is h iolege si iiilenl 'Hie police say that this band U reponl ble for siune of the boldiMt robberies com nutted here in recent years "1 liny were delected by the lliiillin; of n woman',. Iiund l:en lilef niarkisl "Mnrgnrer," left in one of the looted Mores SPOHR'S DEFENCE 'BRAINSTORM.' Ka-Moldler on Trial for Life Inr Second Time To-lay. Wiiitk I'i.ains, March 23. Lawrence Spohr. cx-oorpnral In the t'nlt"d Stater Artillery at Kort Slocum, who spent a ear in a condemned cell nt Sing Sing, and while there was called the "Mayor of the I'enth House." will b put on trial for his life a second time to-morrow. Spohr will be tried before Justice Mills In the Supreme Court nt White l'lalns for the murder nf hl sweetheart, Jtosle OTonle, on April 1. 1911. Spohr will lie defended hy CTiarles H. Noxen of New Iloehelle, who will con tend th.it he had a "brainstorm" at the time he shot lil sweetheart, to whom he was encaged, becaue he found her In company with a married man. It is said that It will tie shown Spohr had been ad dicted to thn use of morphine, which brought on the Insanity and thnt his con finement In the death house for a year aggravated his brain trouble. Spohr was convicted in June, 1S11, and th'j Court of Appeals reversed the con viction on a technicality. HISTORIC MANSION TO 00. Van Winkle Homestead In Paterson Once Housed Washington. Paterson. N J March 23. I'aterson's oldest Undmark. the Cornelius Van Winnie homestead, i-i-oled on tho banks of tho I'assalc IUver In 1770 at what is now know n as 2fi and 28 River street, has been doomed to destruction by Hulldlng Inspector John Qulaley and will be torn down the coming week. Oen. George Washington and Marquta de Iafayette were entertained In the hou'e by Cornelius Van Winkle during the revolutionary war The property Is owned Jointly by the heirs of Hartman Van Riper and Mr Catherine Halley of this city about, hut nobody else does. Mnnager Dixon of the Tlurns Hgcncy admitted last evening that detectives are wenching nil over Italy nnd France In an attempt to unearth the alleged loot or find nt lcart the tonfederates he sayr the Muslcas must have had on the other aide of the Atlantic. The loss of the New York banks is estimated by Kirn Prentice, receiver for the family, ,at about half a million. He aayr It's not possible to tell yet, but the losses of Continental banks will likely exceed this figure. Furthermore, the arrets of the United Stater Hair Company were reported by an export appraiser to be $700,000 only two months ago. Cash amounting to only about 175, 000 war found on thn Muslcas when they were captured in New Orleans, while assets totalling about 150,000 have been brought to light In New York out of tho general gloom that sur rounds the Musica business affairs. Mr. Prentice found further cause yes terday, though ho wouldn't ray what It was, to reiterate that the alleged swindlers had confederates In New York, men of honest business reputations who apparently wero getting some share of the money. The Muslcas are preparing to tight to-day In the courta of Now Orleans to get their freedom through habeas corpus proceedings. A rumor that two suit cases contain lng 140,000 worth of assets had been found and attached was news to the rturns people and the receivers. I.eTl P. Morton Has Comfortable Day Kx-Vice-President Levi P Morton, who has been dangerously ill for several weeks at his home, R'JH Fifth aenue, passed a conifortahle tny yesterday, hut his condi tion is sun serious according to tils physl cum. Dr Herman M Iliggs. HP" The Suns Rival Reduces the time from ChicaRo to San Francisco by one business day. Arrives San Francisco 9:30 the third morning just 6 hours and 30 minutes from Chicago. Effective April 1, 1913. The onlv flnilv Yfm-fnre rrnin frnm Chtnarrn tn Cni(nmii Tlin nnln v clusively first-class train from Chicago to San Francisco. Its equipment is the quintessence of luxury. Overland Limited It is equipped with barber-shop and baths it carries a ladies' maid, stenographer and valet in short, it has all the elegance, comfort and convenience of your favorite club, or even of your own home. A maximum of extra comforts or a minimum of extra fare $10. It is a new train of new, all-steel cars with roomy berths, spacious drawing-rooms and compartments, and a dining-car service of the highest stp-idard. Over a double-track 6ystem of 90-lb. steel rails, ballasted with Dustless Sherman Gravel, guarded every inch of the way by Automatic Electric Block Safety Signals. Laavtt Chicago Daily, at 7 p. m., from tha Chicago and North Wtittrn Railway Nw Patttngtr Ttrminal Chicago. Union Pacific & North Western Line STANDARD ROUTE OP THE WEST A'racf Roata to tho Panama-Pacific Expodtion, 1918 Vox tlcktti, reservations aad fun particulars, applr to ) C, C. WUT0N, 0 A. r. D. C. H.W.'tr.Cs. IHI Brttlwir. Ntw Ttrk Tiltiboot OritUr MM i. ii. DiriiesT, o. e. a. UaUa Pstitic SjiUb 217 Bftatwir. Ntw Twk Telephone-Worth m V6 Complaining that "our criminal law Is as archaic as was the practice of surgery before, the days of ansesthetlcs and antiseptics," the City Club, 'has asked tne Wagner commltee, which Is preparing a report to the legislature on remedial police laws, to recommend the passagti of four measure which the club believes would vitally affect for the better the enforcement of the law. These are the measures suggested by t'he City Club, 1. An amendment to Sec. .TP 1 . Code ftf Criminal Procedure, giving trial Judges the discretion to determine whether defendants Jointly Indicted shall ho Jointly or severally tried, 2. An amendment to Sec. 393, Code of Criminal Procedure, repealing the requirement that the trial Judge shall charge the Jury that the defendant's failure to testify shall create no pre sumption against him. 3. An amendment to Section 455, Code of Crimlnsl Procedure, decreas ing exceptions arising out of the ex amination of Jurors. 4. An amendment to aub. 9, Section ti35. Judiciary Law. rnpcaling the ex emption from Jury duty now granted to members of the Sheriffs Jury In New York county. "We see no serious objection to ellowlng the Sheriff to draw for his Jury selected names from specially favored or prlvl- ltxtd Oases If he so desires. If auoh Ran. tlemenYvVs.h to bo associated together for service! t(ndcr him or for the customary annual dinner or for any other reason ; but we aio, heartily nptmseil longer lu permitting this- rly,llege, liquidated fc lees than an hourfi sj-rvlce a few daya In thn week, to prevenV 410 of tho wlitst and most capable business men of the city from serving on the trial Juries where they and their class of Intelligence are so much needed." ! A Hur Asosclatlon committee for some time 1ms been considering nesr laws of the some nature, designed to give more power to the District At torney In trials. Judge Hwann nf Clencral Sessions, one of the principal advocates of the proposed laws, believes that the massing of all offences In tho ono Indictment will do much toward limiting ncqurt tnls. Experience has shown that a man who finishes a sentence Ir seldom convicted on other Indictments. 59 YEARS IN HOSPITAL BED. Woman Patient, Taken III at 21, Now la WO Years Old. rHlt.ADEl.rtll, March 23. Miss Syhllla fiehnatr, who will celebrate her eightieth birthday next Friday In Rt. Joseph's Hospital here, holds all records for tha length of time site has bean a patient, When Miss Schnatz was 31 years nf age she was taken 111 with typhoid fever and was sent to the hospital. After h-r recovery from that disease she wae help, less and unable to move except when as sisted, It was at first thought that hr rondltlon might Improve, but after she had received hundreds of treatments the ail ment was declared to be Incurable and th patient has been kept In the hospital ever since. When Miss Schnatz was taken 111 Frank lin Pierce was President nf the United States, tho Crimean War was In progress and the clll war was yet to be fought. Disrobes Before Drowning Himself. Yonkirs. March 23. Michael Marran slnn of 21 North Sixth avenue. Mount Vernon, took off all his clothing this afternoon, leaped Into the Hudson nivei from the dork at the foot of Jtabcock place and wns drowned. The body was recovered. Quotations from Contented Clients No. 2 "We take pleasure in expressing our appre ciation of the admirable way in which you have handled our adver tising." "Your advertising 4copy' has been in a class by itself." "What we think most important, how ever, is that your ad vertising campaigns as planned for us, have been carefully thought out, and in every in stance more than justi fied by results." The firm that wrote this letter has been a client of the CHELT ENHAM Advertising Service for more than ten years. Telephone 4400 Chelsea Cheltenham Advertising Service 1 50.. 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