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t n- tj. t ip " -'vy ' TfrVQjK "V ' an lxm$ Fair and Cool To .night and Sunday $ rVJJU WtMAXOUM Final Edition Jfw Tnk Hrkt Ohmta rriett, NUMBER 7530. Yesterday's Circulation, 49,563. WASHINGTON, SATURDAY EVENING, AU&TJST 3, 1912. Eighteen Pages PKIOE 03$E CENT. ,r -, rp WcitWwMxigt t i i ..f, W OTHER ARRESTS EXPECTED SOON Confession of Humphries May Lead to Formal Complaints. HUIDEKOPER REGRETS PUBLICITY IN CASE Maintains Course He Pursued Was Made Necessary By the Unusual Conditions. Startling developments are expect ed In the Investigation of the for geries of John E. Humphries, the former 'bank teller, who has con fessed to defalcations amounting to about $25,000, and other arreats may be made soon. The confession of thevforger to the Government prosecutors at least Indirectly Involves others, It is un derstood from reliable sources, and formal complaints are likely to be lodged, against parties under inves tigation. Agents of the Department of Justice are probing the pecula tions of the self-confessed defaulter and the climax In the cast no doubt has notyet been reached. , Regrets the Publicity. Acting District Attorney Reginald S. Huldekoper regards the disclosures al ready mado in the newspapers as pre mature, and declared today that (hey have hampered the Investigation now In progress. In this" way he defends his attitude of reticence In the matter of Humphries' arrest Asked directly If 'other persons are under suspicion, In thexsae, the. prose cutor declared , he could not say "at present He Intimated that time will vindicate the course pursued by his of fice In maintaining secrecy.. and-that ,.fcpcteifPP(ii,iFiLiUu wUlravelhai no other policy could have, been con sistently followed. Expert accountants and other repre sentatives of the Department of Jus- , jtlce are going over the records In the case and are making a careful examina tion of the forged notes used In the operations to embezzle the money, and li Is expected incriminating facts will be learned. Probably Had Aid. 8ome of the commercial notes were (transferred to the Commercial National Sank when the National City Bank was erged with that instltuUon In April. 1911, and escaped, detection on the part of the committee that inspected the collateral. This fact shows that much skill was used by Humphries, and that there Is a possibility of his being aided by others. ' Just how far Humphries' confession to the authorities implicates others has not been divulged by the United States at torney's office, but It is known that he furnished a working basis for an inves tigation that may lead to sensational Disclosures and other arrests. Will Probe Influences. Until his dismissal fiom the Commer cial National Bank Humphries was Jiever under suspicion. Ha conduct was regarded as exemplary and he held the fullest confidence of his employers. Therefore, the motive or influence actu ating the forgeries are open to investi gation, although he admits that he wob driven almost to desperation when ne became enmeshed in the scries of ii regular transactions. No leniency has been promised Hum phries by the Government prosecutors lor makng a full breast of his wrong doing. However, the unusual considera tion glvMi him seems to confirm the tt1 ory. yut.e has furnished informa tion that will reveal a condition of af fairs which will eclipse all dlsclosurjs thus far mado. . 1 Man Burned to Death By Escaping Steam BALTIMORE. Auir. S. T.Homitu pooked to death by escaping steam and put water when the engine of his train ran into an open switch near Mason Mile, Anne Arundel county stdeswlplng mother train, August J. Whalen twenty-eight years old, a conductor for. the Baltimore and Ohio railroad, was killed parly today. His body was found doubled up in the cab of the engine. The train that Whalen was In charge of consisted of empty coal cars and was bound for Baltimore. It was proceeding along at a moder ate rate of sped when the engine ran Into the switch, stdeswlplng a freight engine. Neither engine left the tracks. WEATHER REPORT. FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT. Fair and continued cool tonight and Eunday. TEMPERATURES. U. S. BUREAU. 8 a. m 63 9 a. m 64 10 a. m 65 11 a. m 66 12 noon 67 1 p. m 69 2 P .m 69 AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m CS 9 a. m 7 10 a. m 73 11 a. m 75 12 noon 75 1 P m., 76 2 p. m 78 TIDE TABLE. Today-High tide, 11:22 a. m.: 11 M6 p. rnj low tide, 5:30 a. m.j 5: a. m. Tomorrow High tide, 12:02 a. m.; low tide, 6:15 a. m.; 60 p. m. SUN TABLE. Sun rises 6:00 Sun sets 7:10 IN FORCERY CASE TENURE PUN TO BE VETOED JAY JCLERKS' FRIENDS President Taft Said to Be Strongly Opposed to Proposal. gen: black found to favor scheme Senator Cummins Declares Meas ure Would Revive Spoils System. Opponents of the civil Borvico sys tem in Congress will put up to Pres ident Taft an opportunity that ho will not be slow to take advantage of, according to closo friends of the Administration. That tho President will veto the legislative, exocutlvo and Judicial bill, if that measure goes to him as It has been shaped in conference, containing a provision that tho ten ure of Qovernment employes In tho classified service shall last for seven years Instead of life, as at present, is the view expresed by persons' in the confidence of the Administration. Would Ruin Service. The President will bo urged to vofo this bill on the ground that the plan proposed will be ruinous to the Civil Service system and Is calculated to have the country rovert to the old spoils mjlhod of attributing offices. Former Senator Charles W. Dick of Ohio, who has ed In tho fight for pen sions for aged clerks and who was at the Whit.- HouBe today, expressed the belief tin President would veto the bill, "The plan proposed -would ruin tha whole C.vll 8ervice system," said he. "It would make retention In office de pendent on political favor. The coun try Is not ready to knock out the Civil Service s)8tem und will strongly disap prove any move in that direction." ' The X.cl8laUveblll, as at? reed to in conference, contains at' least two propo sitions . from c;whlch tho President fitrogly .dissents, One Is tho abolish ment of tho Commerce Court and the other in he abandonment of the Civil Service prinslple of life tenuic In offlco for persons qualified for service under tho Qovernment. Would Hit Service. As the bill now stands, the proposi tion of seven-year tenure applies only to Government employes within the District. However, were It to become effective it would undoubtedly be ex tended to the Qovernment service all over the country. Senator Cummins of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Committee on Civil Service, expressed strong opposition today to the idea of seven-year tenure or anything of the sort. He said: "The proposition simply means the ruin of the civil setvlee system. I spoke against limited tenure when the bill was before the Senate prior to this and I am against It now." The indications were today that tho conference report would be agreed to so far as this matter is concerned. While there is strong opposition to It In the Senate, at the same time, It is well-known, a large number of Senators and members vof the House are covertly opposed to the civil service system. They have not dared to strike at It openly, but are will ing to support an insidious attempt to break ft down. Senate Debate Reveals That Gen. Black Favors Short Tenure Scheme The remarkable fact that Gen. John Black, chairman of the Civil Service Commission, Is In favor of the proposi tion of limited tenure of office for Gov ernment clerks and employes, was brought out In the Senate this after noon in a short debato in which a number of Senators attacked the pro vision in the legislative bill .which would limit the tenure of classified em ployes In the District to seven years. Senator Cummins, chairman of the Civil Service Committee of the Senate, made a sweeping attack on tho pro vision, and discussed the attitude of General Black. Senator Warren, chair man of the Appropriations Committee, had Btated that the provision for lim ited tenure came from the Civil Service Commission, Senator Cummins made a claim that General Black alone of the commission was in favor of It and that the other two members were not. Senator Warren sought to defend the proposition, but attacks came on It from so many directions that he had a hard time of It. Senator La Follette asked questions that showed he was opposed lo tne iimuea tenure provision. Senator Hoke Smith asked Senator Warren some sharp questions on the ef fect of the provision for renewal of service every, seven years. "Does this not give the Secretary op portunity to drop any of these clerks he may see fit?" saked Senator Smith. Senator Warren admitted tho head of the department or bureau could drop all of them if he wanted to. "Could he not drop, If he were a poli tician, all of the opposing party and put In partisans of his own?" asked Senator Smith. "The Senator can answer yes or no if he wants to." Senator Warren responded with some heat that the time had not come when one Senator could require another to answer yes or no to any question. Sen ator Warren did not deny, however, that this could be done. "That Is Just what It does," said Senator Cummins, "and I think that Is lust what It Is intended to do." Senator Ncwlands asked Senator Cummins about the progress of the Civil Service Committee towards re vision of the laws on the civil serv ice. Senator Cummins said the com mittee, he hoped, would soon report a bin providing for Important changes and promotion on the basis, of efficiency. Postof f ice Employe Who Was Aided by -.. . , ' i ' ' i-TL p maul iin , . i . - i- "sKSs1 .ssflssk afl 4iba BTViM sHHHHIB "hi sill sHiaiBSlsVf rW MSmK flES iMsK - Br K&-$? 4? B ' wfisEBissssssssssBsssIsJsssssssssHfc ' L EJWW&M b IHsaVsafcirl ,ssssssssssHssHiisW sssssssssssssssssssssssssssli&sssBIIIIHL3uIJillH Mi ? Vr-tV? 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He volunteered to aid tho district attorney following the murder of Rosenthal, because, he said, the slain gambler had aided him when he was last released from prison by get ting him a job and furnishing- htm with money. According to the reports at tho dis trict attorney's office this individual overheard the plot to put Rosenthal out of the way discussed on the ex cursion of the Sam Paul Association the Sunday prior to the actual murder. He was the flrBt man to give the dis trict attorney the names of tho ac tual murderers, saying he had warned Rosenthal to be careful, but that Rosenthal had refused to take precau tions. He has compiled in his statement a list of gambling houses with tho amounts of protection money paid by each, and this list, it is stated. Is identical with that, turned in by "Jack" Rose. He also furnished the names of many valuable witnesses who have beon Interrogated by the district attorney and his aides. Jersey Police Arrest Stranger As Suspect In Gambling Murder CAMDEN, N. J.. Aug. 3.-Arrested on suspicion of being "Lefty Louie," sought by the police In connection with the Rosenthal murder In New York. a man glvlnk his name as Jack Morton, aged twenty-nine years, was taken from a boarding house here today and held for the arrival of New York au thorltles to identify him. Morton declares he is an Ironworker and came to Camden today to seek em ployment. He admits knowing some thing about New York, and says he left there ono year as- lie claims to have been Dorn anu raiseu in tsrooxiyn nnu says he lived until one year ago on Eighth street, in tnat city. OPEN HOUSE TODAY AT CAMP GOOD WILL Visitors Will Be Met At Cars At Brightwood This Afternoon. The Summer Outings Committee of the Associated Charities is keeping open house at Its two camps In Rock Creek Park this afternoon. While vis itors are always welcome, tho commit tee has made special arrangements to meet guests at tho cars this afternoon between ." and S o'clock. Visitors should lake the Brightwood car and tret on lit Military' rsad. BrlKhtwood. The ladles of the commltteu wl'l servo light refreshments on the lawn and It Is hoped every one Interested will avail themselves of this opportunity to Sco the work which is being done. Tho infant hospital camp is full Thirteen ill babies and their mothers are receiving tne core ana instruction af the doctors and nurses. Camp Good Will has 150 guests who are having the time of their lives. Yes terday afternoon the whole party went to tne zoo, out. mis anornoon they wl'l be entertained wlUk aimes on Uwur own grounds. HEAR ROSENTHA Anus Top Row Standing: Frances, Florence, Menard, Elizabeth. Middle Row Richard T., Rosalie, Catherine, Mrs. Underwood, James Reeves (In lap), Domi nica, Francis, and Howard. NEBRAB ALSO T OE JUDGE WRIGHT Democratic StatevGonvehtion .jDenounces Alleged U sur- J pation of Power. The demand of p. T. Tobln, of Phlla- i delphla, that Judge Daniel Thew Wright i be Impeached for his decision In the Qompurs, Mitchell, and Morrison con tempt cases found an echo in the Ne braska Democratic State convention which incorporated tho following plank ' n us pimionn; "We denounce the usurpation of power on the part of the Federal Judiciary shown by the decision of Judge Daniel Thew Wright, of the District of Co lumbia, wherein ho sentenced to im prisonment such champions of tho wage earners as SaVnuel Qompera and John Mitchell for daring to cxerclso tho pre rogatives of free speech. "And we call upon Nebraska's Repre sentatives in Congress to investigate tho record of that procedure with a view to the Judge's impeachment." The details of tho platform adopted did not reach Washington until yes terday, and Nebraska Congressmen wero frankly surprised when they saw the plank. However, a meeting of the delegation will probably be held to de termine what shall bo dono In th.e way of Investigation. None of the Nebraska members are Inclined to believe that Judge Wright has yet afforded his opponents a basis for bringing Impeachment proceedings against him. but In conformity to this plank the Democrats from .that State will Inquire further into the case. The only charges made so far, con-J iqinea in me leiicr oi i; x. ioDln ana the recent editorial or Samuel Qompers In the Federatlontst, do not coristltute. In the opinion of these Congressmen, grounds for Impeachment This Is as serted to be tho opinion of Congressman Norrls also, a member of tho Hcjuse Ju diciary Committee, and tho mover of the Archbald impeachment resolution. CLEMENS HERSCHELL TO AID COL. LANGFITT New York Engineer Will Assist In Work of "Harnessing" Great Falls. Clemens Herscholl, ono of the best known olvll engineers qf New York cltySwas today appointed assistant to Colonel Langfltt In connection with the harnessing of Great Falls and the production of electricity . from this source. The appointment of Mr. Herschell, announced by General Blxbee this afternoon, came after a number of consultations wlth army engineers interested In the Great Falls project. The New York engineer has been connected with a number of similar undertakings, and It is thought that his selection will have tho effect of assuring the best possible method of obtaining electricity from the falls of the Potomac. It 1b expected that Mr. Herschell will commence work within the next month. Get Trace of Girl. Information given the police today leads them to believe that Georgia Fow ble, fourteen years old, who has been mlsBlng since yesterday morning from her borne, 3 Fourteenth street north east, has gone, to Colonial Reach. A relative has gn to the beach to bring jar home. AK IMPEACHM Taft, and Family BAN REBELS .S.T TEXAN BORDER Five El Paso Homes Are Struck By Bullets While Fight Is Waged. EL PASO. Tex.. Auir- a . MeTlnm rebels and United States soldiers ex changed more than fifty shots across the border early 'today la East El Paso, and the homes of five Ameri cans lri El Taso were struck-by Mex IcanTjullets. " Rebels opened Are unnn th Amer ican soldiers on patrol duty near the El Paso foundry In the darkness, and ' the Americans returned the Hre, shoot ing In the direction from which the Mexican shots had come. No Americans were Injured, and It Is not known if any Mexicans were struck, as neither side could see the other. Five Houses Hit. Three bullets from the Mexican side struck the home of C. H. Cole, and tho homes of A. D. Martinez, Curtlss Williams and Yonkers were also struck by bullets, but no ono In them was in jured. Cole's daughter was 111 In his house, and tho excitement threw her Into a serious condition. Tho firing attracted State Rangers, and a sheriff's posse to tho scene and the river banks wero searched from tho American side, but the rebels had escaped. The affair has been reported to Col. E. Z. Steever, commanding the American troops here, and an official investigation Is being mado. It is believed the shooting was started by rebels to occupy the atten tion of the river patrol so that ammu nition might be smuggled across. The rebel army of General Salazar Is in full flight to the north and Is ex pected to reach Juarez by tonight. It Is announced that Orozco and Salazar will then take their forces Into the mountains Bouth of Juarez. Rebel Defeat Complete. The rebel defeat in the Casas Grandes country and on tho Sorjora border has been complete, and the federal armies of General Banjlnes and General Blanco and' the forces from Chihuahua are moving toward Juarez, driving the reb els before them. General Orozco has seized the Me'xlco Northwestern railroad, has stopped all trains except those run by the rebels to get the troops to the north, and has cut oft the Might of hundreds of American colonists In the Casas Grandes country. Says Taft Attitude In Mexico Affairs Is Unanswerable The President today received tho fol lowing telegram from T. M. Paschal, of San Antonio, Tex.: "Let me assure you your attitude on Intervention In Mexico Is absolutely un answerable and the ultimate effect of a contrary policy will raise a sea of trouble, no living man will see the end of. You have aispeuea the dark Implica tion of a willingness to yield to the conspiracy of monyed interests bent on precipitating war to further damnable schemes are so well masked as every well-informed man knowa you did not and could not have knowledge of them." Good Showing Made . By New York Bankers NEW YORK. Aug. S.-The weekly actual bank statement today shows the following changes: Loans, decreaso, $2,746,000. Loans, totals, J2.W0.O71.O0O. Deposits, decreaso, 13,499,000. Circulation, decrease, S)2,000. Specie, Increase, 1773.000. Legals, decrease, $617,000. Cash reserve required, decrease, J1.031, W. Cash surplus, Incrase, $1,160,(50. A year ago there was an actual sur plus. Including trust companies, of $17, 906,350, and two years ago there was a surplus held by banks alone of $53,111,4.76. I PROMOTES ill 12 1 $13 A WEEK Taft Overrides Precedent In Case of Postal . 'Clerk. REQUIRED JWERIT TESTS SUSPENDED Highly Praised By Postmaster General In Letter to President. President ,Taft established a prece dent in the classified civil service of the Government today, when -he Is sued an executive order promoting Richard T. Underwood, of 128 P street northeaBt, to a clerkship in tho Postofflce Department, without educational qualification or other test x Peraoveronce and earnest applica tion in his work, combined with an earnest effort to support a family of twelve in tho present May of high living cost, won for Mr. Underwood, first the attention of tho Postmaster General, and then of tho President Hitchcock Interested. Postmaster General Hitchcock first heard of Mr. Underwood in an off-hand way as the father of ten robust chil dren. He mado Inquiry of his service, and was so Impressed with the nght that Underwood has mado against ad versity and unusual handicaps, that he wrote to the President and asked that an Executive order be Issued plac ing Underwood upon the classified civil roll at a higher compensation and in line for promotion. To this thoV President acceded, after seeing the record of Underwood's ex ceptional service, ana being told that h,had been rearirur a family of ten xmldnsn tin hlsalary. of $720 a year.. or 18.87 a'week.taa att assistant mwwenger at the Postofflce -Department Mr. Underwood's promotion to a class p clerkship at a salary of $900 a year became effective August 1. He is now in line for promotion. His Service. His service in the PostofAce Depart ment is given In tho following letter from Postmaster General Hitchcock to tho President: My Dear Mr. President: On September 7, 1907, Richard T. Underwood, of Pennsylvania, was appointed to the position of laborer at $660 per annum in this department. uuyiiik ueeii cerunca uy tno Ulvll Service Commission from tho book hinders' register. If Mr. Underwood had obtained an appointment in tho Government Printing OMct from this register it would have been with a compensation of $4 per diem. On February 1, 1908, ho was promoted to his present position of assistant mes senger at $720 per annum. Mr. Underwood has become an ex pert In the work of the accounting section of the division of stamps. About a million entries of Btamps charged to postmasters arc made yearly, and while the system is an excellent one, errors In so vast a number of transactions are Inevit able. Mr. Underwood has developed In a remarkable degree the faculty of locating- and adjusting these errors, which requires great patience in going over the posted entries, and especially a knowledge of the figure combinations characteristic of the work and a keen sense of their meaning ami application. Under the civil service rules Mr, Underwood is not eligible for pro motion to the clerical grade without passing the first-grade examination, which he is unable to do, because of his failure to receive In boyhood tho usual educational advantages. Not withstanding his .Unstted education, he has become extraordinarily expert in tho line of work he is doing, and Is now rendering service that Is much more valuable to the Govern ment than the return made to him at his present compensation. In view of the fact that the Gov ernment is accepting from him a service that could not bo readily re placed, and the value of which 1b far In excess of his present salary, It would seem to be proper to waive the civil service rule that stands in his way and authorize by executive order the payment of an appropriate salary. Stnoerely yours, saiury. p HITCHCOCK. His Large Family. Though the official correspondence In the case takes no cognizance of the fact that Mr. Underwood Is raising a family of ten children, It is known that it was largely through this fact that excep tional action was taken In his case. Mr. Underwood was married at the age of twenty-five In Philadelphia to MIm Mary Elizabeth McCormtck. Their oldest boy, now seventeen, was born about a year later. The youngest, also a boy. Is Just thirteen months old, Tho stork has been a regular visitor to the Underwood home, and to date haft left four boys and six girls, all living. Mr. Underwood hi forty-four and his wife a few years younger. The names and ages of the children are: Francis Tyler Underwood, seven teen: Frances, Irene, sixteen; Florence Marie, fifteen: Richard Sylvester, ele ven: Elizabeth Klrshner, nine; Cather ine Cecelia, seven; Howard Joseph, six; Dominica Louisa, four; Rosalie Jo sephine, two, James Reeves, one. The total of the children's ages la' eighty-eight years. Just twice that of their father. Tho first seven were horn In Philadelphia, where Mr Underwood still holds a legal residence; the last three were born In Washington. Thumb Bitten Off. James JI. Taylor, colored, of 331 Mis sour! avenue northwest, had his thumb bitten off during an altercation with another colored man this morning. He u treated! at the Emergency Hospital. lOiEAREO ii" PR R ESSIES PUN JOLT FOR ElECJiSM Congressional Publicity Plank Is of Great Interest Here. , RACE QUESTION NOT AN ISSUE AT CHICAGO Convention Draws Large Number, of Delegates, and Interest Is ' Growing Intense. By JUDSON & WELLIVER. CHICAGO, 111.; Aug. 3,-MomberH. of Congress will be keenly interested in a platform plank that .is being promoted by Judge John L. Stevens, national committeeman of the Pro gressive party for Iowa. Judge Stevens guesses he will get the eye of the statesmen before ho is done with them. J"His little plank contains a very m wuruu, ana a great deal of trou ble. Its purpose is Bimply to put the Congressional campaign com mittee out of business. Its language is something like this: "Wo demand legislation prohibit ing any member of Congress solicit ing campaign funds for any commit tee, or serving on any committee soliciting funds, and we demand fur ther that such legislation shall specifically prohibit campaign funds being employed in one district, that have, been contributed from any other district" J " Expert Beggars Busy. p That would put-.a end' to the Con gressional, campaign outfits that unds" such expert bjtjgars as Babcock. Mc Klnley Griggs and others, have for many years held up Wall street busi ness Interests, people concerned about legislation everybody who had some thing to hope or fear from Congress to raise big swag to influence Congres- 25ai..w?Cit.'on"w Tne ha8 never been any publicity about these funds; though millions have been raised and used this way. The Stevens plank will probably go Into the platform, and It will do more to end favoritism in legislation than al most any other thing that could be accomnllnnpn. Pnn.M..m.n .. tlcs will be called on to declare wheth- nthJy .!ire.,f.1r.?r aan8t It and It will go hard If they don't declare for General satisfaction was expressed to day over the letter of Colonel Roose velt to "Uncle Remus," defining his per sonal view about tho relation of the colored voter to the new party. There had been a good deal of wonderment as to how the colonel would handle such a difficult question and his eno mlcs had counted that he could never manage without injuring himself with the colored voters in the North, most of whom want to be for him. Wins Their Support. People who had expected such a result had not counted on the effect of the Roosevelt style of entire frankness; and when the statement came out it was con ceded by all sides to be Just the thing that would meet the situation. The beat evidence came today from colored voters right here in Chicago, a number of whom called on Senator Dixon and other leaders In the organization to say that thev completely approved Colonel RooBpvelt's plan and purposes, and that their race throughout the North would not only approve but would Indicate Its attltudo by solidly supporting the Pro gressive .movement Ono of the most striking pieces of In formation that came to town today drifted In from Ohio. Former Secretary Garfield's camo with the news that eighteen men who were delegates to the Republican convention In June, and seven who were alternates at that time, will be here as delegates to the Progressive convention from that one State. This comes pretty near being he record to date for transfer of allegi ance of actual delegates from the old party to the new. However, Iowa has turned up with Carl Franke as a delegate-at-large to (Continued on Page Seven.) IN CONGRESS TODAY. 8BNATB. The Senato met at 11 o'clock. Recedes from reciprocity repeal amend ment and passed steel bill. Senator Cummins and other Senators sharply opposed the seven-year tenure for clerks. Committee on Privileges and Elections decides to report two campaign contri butions bills. Question of time of trial of Judge Arch bald up this afternoon. HOUSE. House met at 11 o'clock. Business delayed by call for a quorum. Congressman Underwood called up con ference report on wool bill, which was adopted after short debate. Congressman Henry delivered speech in defense of Woodrow Wilson, and in reply to attack made recently by Congressman Rodenberg. Subcommltteo of Judiciary Committee made report on Hanford Impeachment case. House adopted report from Ejections Committee holding Congressman Hlg glns of Connecticut, entitled to seat ond rejecting claims of, contestant. White House Callers. SENATOR8. Tvdge, Mass. Johnston, Ala. Gucgnhelm, Colo. Stone, Mo. Cullom, 111 CONGRESSMEN. Fitzgerald, N. Y. DeForest. N. T. Padgett, Tenn. Willis, Ohio.