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, i?am Tonight and
Probably Thursday.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,360
Eighteen Pages
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Last Edition
St. Nicholas Girl Outlines
Joys of Upholding Little
Ones' Faith.
The Times Committee Already
Busy Cataloging List of
Young Applicants.
The first letter the St Nicholas Olrl
opened today when she arrived at her
office and began to open the mall
accumulated on her desk over night,
this one:
Dear 8t. Nicholas Olrl:
I am feeling blue this morning,
and I once read somewhere "when
feeling blue do something for some
one else," so I am writing to ask
how I can help you? How can I know
what to buy for some of those deso
late youngsters who are begging so
hard for Saa Claus to help remem
ber them? I know I can send you
money, but I want the pleasure of
helping of answering some of those
letters myself. Now, I will not be
able to furnish an automobile, or buy
a walking doll, but any small gifts
you may want I would love to fur
nish. Let me hear from you soon,
please. Yours for happiness,
E. B. C.
Great Help for "Blues."
Can anybody think of a better anti
dote for tbe blues than doing- lomethlng
for tho hundred of poor little tots who
are appealing each day to the Bt. Nicho
las Girl of The Times, their pitiful lot
tars telling of hopes unfulfilled, and of
suffering unrelieved?
The Bt. Nicholas Olrl assures the
correspondent that every little bit of
help Is gladly accepted, and even the
tiniest gift will be appreciated by some
one. It may be lust a 10-cent doll baby,
with yellow hair and blue eyes, or It
may be a dollar, which will buy ten
such doll babies, but one contribution
will ba aa thankfully received as the
other. It takes a good mafty doll bablei
to go around among seven or eight
ten thousand children, and a good many
dollars to buy them.
The St Nicholas Olrl of The Vh;
ington Times nan promised that she will
give every poor little child In Washing
ton a Christmas present ""
the cltlsens of Washington will only do
their part. The donations are coming
In slowly, a great deal more slowly
than the little letters to Banta Claus.
Money and Toys Needed.
A great deal of money will be needed,
and many, many toys. So the Bt. Nlch
olas Olrl asks everybody who knows
of any old toys hidden away In some
garret or closet, to send them down to
the Munsey building, where a committee
Wll be on hand to ee that they are dis
tributed where they will bring the most
lilt's ha'vo on old-time Christmas this
year. Iet's revive the spirit of Christ
mas giving to be brave enough to give
only where love and symputhy and
helpfulness mako Christmas giving
worth while. Let us not make of this
Christmas a day of barter and salu.
Let's make those wc love happy, and,
while wo nro doing this, let's go one
step farther, and bring a little Joy Into
tep farther, and bring a little joy to
to the poor, the lonely, the helpWr,
the 111. the friendless, and especially to
the helpless little children, who belloo
ao Impllclty In Snnta Clous.
You believed In him once yourself,
dear reader, the Bt. Nicholas Olrl knows
tou did, or If you didn't she pities you
from the bottom of her heart. Do you
remember what a heartache It save you
when you found out the truth? You re
(used to believe It for a year or two,
until It was brought right home to you
and you were forced to accept It. But
that wonderful, beautiful faith In the
good old saint Is one of the pleasantest
memories of your life, and vou would
Sve anything in the world to have It
ick again.
Keep Faith With Children.
This is the mission of the Bt. Nicholas
Olrl to keep faith with the little poor
children In the great city that Is the Na
tion's Capital, It Is a disgrace that
such conditions should exist In such a
beautiful, wealthy city, but theso condi
tions cannot be reformed in a dav or
a week, or a year. The business close
at hand must be attended to first, and
this s what the St. Nicholas Olrl In
tends to do, so far as It Is In her
Her committee Is ready to assist her In
handling the large volume of mall that
comes with every delivery, and now It Is
in, in the kind people of Washington to
help her out with their contributions of
toys or money wim wmvn iu u mem.
If you have children of your own, think
of their happiness next Christmas morn
in,? when thev die down Into their own
stockings and find the beautiful things
that Santa Claus has brought to them,
if vnn haven't any of your own. re
member your own childhood, and your
Joys ana your niBappoimmeniB, ana
make up our mind that If you can holp
It you will not allow some one llulo
child In Washington to be disappointed
thle Christmas, ineru worn lor every
,n,i.. riant here and now. and let's nil
resolve together lo help to make this
Christmas of 1912 a Christma- that will
be lememberod always by some poor
little tot.
Natural Beaut" and Attractiveness. The
country ttaversod by the Southern Hall
nay creates a most favorable and In
delible Impression. Bespeaks prosper
li?' Consult Agents. TT Utb Bt. and
w r mu N. W.-AQVl.
Held Up by Burglar
President Favors $50,000,
000 to Improve Mississip
pi River Alone.
Twenty-three hundred delegates to
the ninth annual convention of the Na
tional Klvers and aHrborr Congress to
day cheered to the ech'j a decelaratlon
by President Taft In favor of an im
mediate appropriation of BO.000,000 for
the Improvement of the Mississippi
river so aa to prevent floods, and a
little later the delegates applauded with
like vigor a warning against monopoli
sation of waterway terminals by the
President oJseph E. Ransdell, of the
congress, who is Senator from Louisi
ana, uttered this warning and served
notice on behalf of the Rivers and Har
bors Congress that this national organi
sation n 111 not tolerate anything but
open competition and fair play on the
wuterways of the country.
Applause also resounded through the
large ball room of the New Willard for
the address by the Peruvlun minister
to the United States, Frcderlco Alfonso
Pctet, who In excellent English, sur
prised the river and harbor delegates
with his account of the enormous wa
terway resources of the southern half
of the continent, and who wurned the
United States to be up and doing with
respect to South American trade when
the Panama canal is opened.
President Taft. first creating :i laugh
by saying It was "for the fourth and
last tlmo that he wus uddrcsslng the
convention, came out flat footed for
a 150,000,000 appropriation for the
Improvement of the Mississippi, lie
told the cdlegates that It was not a
question of Improving navigation
conditions, but of protecting tremen
dous part of the country fiom flood.
That It was not a local nuestln, but
a natlonul ono as Important to men
In the l'ticinc coast and the Atlantic
seubourd as to the men of the Middle
"Wo must expect different approp
riations In uci ordancc with the given
necessities of n region." said the
President. "Tho money must be spent
In accordance with the way tho L.or.1
designed the topography of tills coun
try and not In accordance with th
views of special Interests of any ap
propriation committee. The hlstoiv
of tho Mississippi has established Its
right to bo considered as u national
"If I were to be responsible, as I shall
not bo responsiDic tor luiure activities,
I should say that wc must approach
promptly this question of Improving
the Mississippi, not to establish any
twentv-fmir foot channel for commerce.
but with the real object of saving a
large part of tne country.
Sneaking tlrst of the lack of terminals,
he cited Philadelphia as un example
where, he said, that one railroad had
been controlling practically all tho
wharfage, "and there are other cities
not a thousand miles from Philadel
phia," he added, "where conditions are
Just about as bad.
wnen tne rivers are improvca, saia
Senator Ransdell, "they must not be
monopolized by any water-carrying
concern or by any rival railroad. Col
onel Ooethals, with the fame of whose
achievements at Panama the world Is
ringing, Is quoted as saying that three
times wh'le In western river work he
saw a river Improved. Three times boat
lines were established. Three times he
suw commerce grow by leaps nnd
bounds, and three times a railroad
bought up the lino and dismantled It."
"This shall not bol When the money
has been spent, when the rivers and
Gorls have been Improved thev must
o available for use, fairly und freely
to all comers. And this organization
of our must watch carefully, not re
taxing In tho slightest our vigilance to
see that this freedom does provull, that
the waterways and the railways, to
gether with the highways working to
gether In a great trinity, shall co-operate
to servle the common good of all
tho people."
"Honey Fitx" To Speak.
This afternoon Mayor John F. Fltx
geiald, of Boston, "Honey Kltz., as he
Is often called, Is on the program, to
gether with Senator Townsend of Michi
gan, C. W. Hodson, supreme counsellor
of tho United Commercial TntW'lere, of
Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Elmer O. Law
rence, recording secrelnry of the Wom
an's National Rivers and Harbors Con
giess; and II. MtL. Harding, mnsult
Ing engineer, department of docks, New
York city.
Thief Tries to Asphyxiate
Hyattsville Family After
Raiding House.
Good Description of Wanted Man
Is Given Detectives by
Daring 'BargUr's
Description As
Given to Police
Age, about twenty years.
Heifht, Are feet nine inches.
Weight, 130 pounds.
Bed or sandy hair; smooth reddish
Gold tooth that show when he
talks or smiles.
Speaks broken English, but says he
it Irish.
Neatly dressed in brown suit, light
cap, Un shoes, no overcoat
Confronted with a series of the
boldest hold-ups and robberies that
have occurred In Washington and on
the outskirts of the District In years,
the police today frankly admitted
that up to the present time they
have failed to get a tangible clue to
the identity of the daring burglar
who, after eight hold-ups In Wash
ington, shifted tho scene of his ac
tivity early today to Hyattsville, Md.,
where he entered and robbed eight
Ono more suspect was taken In
custody this afternoon, when Central
Office detectives arrested a yonng
wblto mau answering tho descrip
tion of the robber.
Held on Scant Evidence.
The detectives frankly admitted that
the only thing they hud against him
was the fact that he 11 ed two doors
from one of the houses that wus en
tered; that he has a prclous police rec
ord, and was known to be out late Sun
day night, when seven houses In the
central part of the city were entered.
The suspect was -taken before Miss
Dorothy Detwelcr und Miss Jane Har
ney, the two audcvllle actresses, from
whose room, at MSH Thirteenth street,
the man stole $19. The burglar talked
with tho women several minutes and
also shook hands with Miss Kurney.
They failed to identify the suspect, and
the police said he would be released
later. He was not formally arrestul.
Left Gas Turned On.
AH eight of the houses rohheii In
Hyattsville are In n section of the little '
town known as Shepnrd's subdivision.
In one of them the burglar left soven
gas Jets turned on. for the evident pur
pose of usphyxlatlng all tho persons
sleeping In the house.
The robberies occurred some tlmo be
tween midnight and 4 o'clock In the
morning. The police at the tlmo were
scouring tho city for traco of tho rob
ber, who at 8 o'clock lust night held
up and robbed a grocer In Florida ave
nue, two blocks from the Eighth pre
cinct police station, of 940. The police
believe he eluded them by walking to
Two more houses were reported this
afternoon as having been entered at
Hyattsville. They were the homes of
W. R. Walton and Bergeant 11. B. ,
Orabo, of tho army aviation nciuud.
From the home of J. D. Kecle'r tho thief
obtained nn overcoat and 125 In cash. i
At the home of Edward Keegln,
bailiff of the Court of Claims of the
Department of Justice, one of those en
tered at Hyattsville, several gas Jets
were found turned on full. It Is be
lieved the burglar turned on the gas
In the hope of asphyxiating those sleep.
Ing In the house, and had It not been
for the fact that he left the kitchen
door open, his puipoae would probably
have been accomplished.
Saves His Family.
Awakened shortly after I o'clock by
tho odor of escaping gas, Mr. Keegln,
almost overcomo by the fumes, mado
his way down stairs nnd turned off the
Jets. In rooms on the second floor, with
the doors open, his nve children wero
sleeping, unconscious of the danger, nil
were affected by the sus und Mr, Kee
gln Mild today ho believed, If he had
not discovered the open gas Jets when
ho did, his family would all have been
While none of tho persons at Hyatts
ville saw tho burglar, the police here
are convinced that he Is the man who
committed tho numerous bold robberies
111 Washington. In all of the places he
enteied here, the robber took nothing
but money, and at the S'x homes In
Hyattsville ho left undisturbed silver
wure, Jewelry, and other ai tides of
vulue, stealing nothing but cash.
Besides the Keegln house, the burglar
entered at Hyattsville the homes of
W, It. Walton,- an employe of the Agrl
rutural Department; II, J. Robertson,
an employe of the Government Pi luting
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Inrn niniirn
Woman Again Comes to
Rescue of Aged War Hero
With $3,500.
Sheriff Harburger Had Novel Plan
to Save Relics From
Low Prices.
NEW YORK, Doc. 4. It looks to
day as If the much-postponed sale of
Oen. Daniel E. Sickles' relics to sat
Isfy his debts, which was to have
taken plaoe yesterday, but whlcl
Sheriff Harburger has adjourned to
December 12, Is, called off for gord
The general and his wife, long
separated, have made up and she has
promised to pay the $5,000 which
General Sickles owes to tbe Bank of
the Metropolis.
It was said this morning that Mrs.
Sickles already had given $3,500 to
the bank officials and said she would
cable to Madrid for the rest
Confusion Around Hero.
General Sickles, now eighty-seven
years old, stood In his home at 23 Fifth
avenue surrounded by heaped up con
fusion. His pictures had been taken
down, his statues removed from their
pedestals, his rugs and hangings had
been rolled, numbered and tagged for
the sale. To every question as to
whether or not his wife had finally ef
fected a reconciliation and averted the
catastrophe he replied:
'No. no; I won't have It. That Is
charity. I will accept no charity."
Hut John Dolahanly, attorney for the
Bank of the Metropolis, said that the
basis of an ugreement bad been reached
and that there would be no sale. The
explanation came from an old friend
of the general.
Friend Tells of Aid.
' On Monday night," said this friend,
"Mrs. Sickle;', who lives at the Hotel
Marlton, on West Eighth street, with her
son Stanton, called on General Sickles,
ut tho general's request. When sho step
ped Into the hall there was the general,
balancing himself on his crutches. He
cried: 'Carolina; O, Carolina!' embraced
her und kissed her on both cheeks.
"She told him she was picpared to
shield him from every trouliln due to
his tangled business affairs. This morn
ing sho drew 13,100, her entire baluncc,
fiom her bank and put It up as an
earnest of her Intention to pay off tho
Judgment due the Bank of tho Mctropo.
Us. She was treated by tho officers of
the bunk as If It was not necessary for
her to make good her promise to cable
to Spuln for more money. In effect the
property In General Sickles' house hus
been convoved to her, so there Is no
longer nny danger that the general will
lose It.''
Wife Happy Again.
Mrs. sickles wus not at home lui
night. Friends In the neighborhood
said that she had talked very happily
with them. Basing:
"The general cares more for his
home and his war mementos than for
anything else In tho world. I do not
care for the house or for those thin,..
They are for him while he lives, t want
him to he happy. He sent for me und
I went to see him with my son Stanton,
inc result is that tomorrow his plc
turcb will be put back on the walls and
the house will be put In older again.
"iney will imng up again the two
mlrrois In his room. We t,ii,v,. ,,..
from Madrid, though I did not want
. .
mem. once a man who sold some of
the things in our house told me Z he'
had sold the mirrors too a great mis-1
lake. 1 asked him who bought them
und he said: 'The bulliighters wife
I did not want the bnier-.","".-,,
have my mirrors. I told ih nm ,,.
give the money back to her. Ho we got
the pictures again and brought them to
New York. That was nearly forty
years ago."
Mrs. blckles uald that In the Monday
night Interview Oeneral Sickles asked
thilr son Btanton to call aguln. it wus
said that dtanton kept tho engagement
and that Oeneral Sickles repeatedly ex
pressed delight over the reconciliation
und felt that his troubles wero ended.
Sheriff Harburger was sadly puxsled
when all this was related to him. He
said that the general only yesterday
had telephoned him thanks for all tho
sheriff was trying to do to save tho
rellci and suld nothing ubout an un
derstanding having been reached with
Mrs. Blckles.
"As for Mr. Delahanty," said tho
sheriff, "you may quote mo as saying
that he knows nothing about this mut
ter except what I told him this morn
ing. The bank has not notified me that
the judgment Is ready to be satisfied
without a sheriff's sale. I said In Mr
Delahanty: 'I am going to postpone tho
salo again because It Is within my
power us shetlff of this county to ex
tend the time to the limit of the slxcv
das prescribed by law.' "
The sheriff had sent letters to seven-tv-ilve
wealthy men. members of vari
ous par.ils of the sheriff's jury, asking
them to bo represented at today's sale,
and buy General SlckleV possessions at
thcli tiuo worth.
As soon as enough of them had neeu
dlspoeed of to puy the judgment thfi
rale was to be stopped. The sheriff
raid lust night that In the absence of
notification that the Bonk of the Me
tropolis had been satlrfled already ho
Intended to send the same sort of let
teis to other membei.i of the sherlTs
panel advising them that the ale would
take place on Dsctmber 12.
Titanic Survivor
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Colonel, Long Resident of
Washington, 111 Only a
Short Time.
Col. Archibald Grade, of New York
and Washington, the last man to he
rncd from the sinking Tlt.inlc when
that ocean palace sank In mld-Atlnntlc
last April, taking hundreds to their
deaths, died In a private hospital In
New York today. Cotoml Oracle, who
had been In the metropolis hut n few
das, hud bten In declining health for
several months. His only daughter was
at his bedside at the time of his death.
It was only last Saturdn night that
Colonel Oracle appeared before u Wash
ington audience, when, at tho Univer
sity Club, ho lectured on "The Truth
About the Titanic."
Falling Since Disaster.
Colonel Oracle, since his harrowing
experiences of last spring, has been
falling In health. For the last several
' "u." Z Z.,v, it. ha.i ..eon
. .
engaged in preparing a oook containing
his views of the cnuses attending the
sinking of the White Star liner. This
work exhausted his strength, and he
had contemplated a long vacation when
the end came,
A short tlmo before departing for
America on the Ill-fated Titanic. Colo
nel Oracle underwent an operation.
from which he never recovered
He lived with his only daughter, Mls
Edith Oracle, In Sixteenth street, while
In Washington.
About 55 Years Old.
Colonel Oracle was about flft-flvo
years old. Ho came here several years
ago to obtain materlil for the honk
he was writing, "Tho Truth About
i f'hlcamauga," and luter a work on the
war of lSlI. While heie ho became
hh.,ninuii in iiiM.iI circles. Tie went to
,, ... . ... ....
En and to obta n furtner maicnai tori , ' . . ' f -"" " iim
hi. book, and was returning on ,n,, clusloihat !.cr dauKhter was dead. Mr.
Tltnn'.c when tho ship was lost,
'ho manuscript, much of which us
... ......... t ilnnm
0Ty vaiuauw. wcu, "" ,,
prominent In social and business circles
' He had nve children, only one of whom
! ' vlnK' M1" Edl,h art? e' Shlwa,?n',
XJ"to rS&
where they went to visit during tho
colonel's Illness
Hickey's Lawyer Busy
Looking Up Boy Murders
BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 4.-Dunlcl V.
Murphy, counsel for J. Trank Hlckey,
. a .Uonv nt Itttli .Trtrt .
seil-coniesscu ...,w -. ...... - - -
sephs. of Lackawanna, and Mlcnaei
Kruck, newsboby of New York city. Is
aolna over with It's client today the
great mass of detailed Information re-
reived by the local authorities from tho
police of other cities, covering unsolved
crimes similar to the slaying of tho
Josephs and Kruck boys.
t l
Rain tonight and probably Thursday;
warmer tonight,
8 a. m
9 a. m
10 a. in
11 a. m I
12 noon
1 P. m
2 p. m i?
S a. m 42
9 a. m ii
10 ii. in 45
11 u. m 45
12 noon 40
1 p. m 48
2 p. m DO
Today High tide, 10:10 a. m. nnd 10il7
p. m.i low tide. 4.J1 a. m. and 0.03 p. m.
Tomorrow-High tide, 11.07 a. m. nnd
11:2s p. m.j low tide. 5.20 a. m. and 8.01
P. m.
un rises 7:01 1 Sun sets 4;iS
Who Died Today
JFICIAI. declares
Family Certain White Slav
ers Kidnaped and
Killed Her.
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.-Facta concern
ing the strange disappearance of
lorthy Arnold were hidden by her
ramily from detectives trying to nnd
iter. It wus said today by a prominent
tit yofnclal, who twmty months ago
wus In charge of the nation-wide search
for the missing hclicis.
His statement was nrought forth by
an announcuncnt ny James Lees Laid
law, bunker und promlri-nt in the move
ment to half white slavery, and Attor
ney John -S Kilth, general spoki.smr.ti
for the Arnolds.
Mr. Luldlaw said that the Arnolds bo
llee Dorothy wus kidnapped, undoubt
edly lor white slave purposes, and .if
tirward slain In fear that the hunt lor
he rwould result in the capture of her
Mr. Luldlow Is of the opinion that
Miss Arnold was captured while cross
ing i.eniral rnrk, was bundled into an
utn.ob!Ie nnd carried off.
rt.. ,,. iin.i. ci.--.
i" "im jihtci.
Mr. Keith said that the kidnapping
theory had been entertained b the
fumlly since a month or six weeks after
the disappearance of Dorothy Arnold,
and that nothing had developed to alter
their belief In that theory. Mr. Keith
said alio that the family believed that
wlife slavery was at the bottom of the
kidnapping, although robbery also
, might hno been a factor. The famll
also believed that the oung woman
was murdered, probably soon after her
The robbery theory, upon which much
slnss was laid ut one time, hag since
been pretty well abandoned by the
Arnolds nnd their yawjtrs, for the rea.
eon that a robber does not us u rule
make nwav with the bodv of his vic
tim in case he tinds that he has struck
loo hard. Imt thinks more of his cscans.
1 .. ...).! ,, .. . .... n .1... . n..
Tho revival of this strange case nnd
n,P announcement of the city official
.nn-nvllnH ,i enenlnlnn tlmi all li eitti
regarding a suspicion that all the truth
'i tli famll) has never been
told, brings to light a hitherto unpuh
I in a inti'ivlew with Mrs. Frances R.
rnold, the mother. A reporter wha
has been successful In solving mysteri
ous cases was talking to Mrs. Arnold
ii few months ago.
Unable to Solve It.
"I havo heard of you," said Mrs. Ar
nold when he Introduced himself, "You
are the man, I'm told, who has had re
murknblo success In solving mysteries,
clearing up crimes and obtaining facts
on difficult stories
"Well, you will find It pretty difficult
to clear up thu disappearance of my
daughter. You may work as hard as
, V(JU nn, hu, , M
mBn thut this Is ono mystery you will
nuxcr B0.e."
Mrs. Arnold refused to add anv more
i to her Interview, and when Attorney
Keith was asked for nn
d'plomatlially evaded the
explanation he
1 issue.
Hegnrdlng the possibilities of ucents or
white slavers kidnaping Miss Arnold
who was twenty-six oars old, a college
graduate nnd a woman of wealth nnd
enviable social standing Assistant Dis
trict Attorney James 1). Reynolds, In
charge or prosecutions of this kind of
crime snld:
"I don't believe Miss Arnold was kid
naped, nnd I've never hcurd of them
getting victims by phvslcal force. A
woman such as Miss Arnold was suld to
be was left alone by theso men."
Sentence of Hyde
Deferred for Week
NEW YORK, Dec. 4 -Sentence of for
mer City Chamberlain Chailes H, Hyde,
convicted last week of having forced
Joseph G. Robin, president of tho North
em Bank, to loan Jlsn.OOO to the Carnegie
Trust Company, under tlirfeut of remov
ing city deposits iroui ine Northern
Hunk, was dofened by Justice Ooft to-
day for one wsek
Committee Wants to Force Government Em
ployes to Serve Probation of Eleven
Months Before Being Transferred.
Government employes in Washington and in all
branches of the classified service are handed another jolt
in the legislative, executive, and judicial appropriation bill
reported to the House today by the Appropriations Com
Unlike the seven-year tenure clause in the last bill, the
pending provision does not strike primarily at the classi
fied service as such, but at the individual clerk, who would
resign a job in one department to tako a better job in an
other. In brief, the House committee proposes that no em
ploye resigning from one branch of the classified service
shall be eligible to appointment in another branch until
eleven months have elapsed.
This Is intended to check a practice "winked at," It la said, by some
bureau chiefs, but mainly engineered by the astute clerk himself. In
other words, if a $900 clerk In the Treasury, for instance, Is tipped oft that
he can get a $1,200 place In Postoffico, that clerk Is not permitted to re
sign the first place, go on the eligible list for a few hours, and resume his
work In another department, and at better pay, the next day. He must
wait eleven months.
Senator Bailey Objects to
Wrisley Brown's Dual Im
peachment Duty.
Because nn attorney of tho Depart
ment of Justice. Wrisley Ilrown, Is
at the same time acting as attorney
for the House managers In conduct
ing the case against Judge Robert W.
Archbald, of the commerce court, op
position to this method of procedure
has been kicked up by some of the
b'enatoi s.
Senator Bailey of Tex 03 Is one of
those who docs not like the Idea
of an official of the Department of
Justice acting as counsel for the
House managers In Hunting for tho
conviction of an accused Judge In an
Impeachment case. The Houte man
agers are considerably In the nlr
about It.
One suggestion is that Mr. Brown,
who In fact, Investigated the conduct of
Judge Archbald, resign from the De
partment of Justice. This would re
move the objections of Senators who
seem to fear an unwise precedent might
be established.
, The Senate sitting as a court was ex-
I pected to make progress ln the trial of
the impeachment proceedings against
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Hon of witnesses ln the case began
this afternoon.
So much time was consumed yester
day afternon In the opening statements
on the part of Attorney A. S worthing
ton, as counsel for Judge Archbald, and
on tho part fo the Houso managers,
that It was deemed unwise then to pro
ceed with the examination of witnesses
Judge Clayton, for the House managers,
said he would proceed with the exami
nation of witnesses today.
It Is the disposition of the Senate to
proceed with the trial with as much
dispatch as possible. At the same time
It is generally believed that It will be
Impossible to dispose of the case 'be
fore the holiday recess. Senators gen
el ally consider that a month will be
needed for tho trial.
Denial wob made by Attorney Woith
Ington In his opening statement that
the Houso managers had Imputed a
single Impeachable offenso to Judgo
Archbald. Mr. Worthlnstnn said that
In not one of the transactions could the
slightest corruption or evil Intent bi
shown and that, In nil the thirteen ar
ticles of Impeachment, nn specific In
stance of wrongdlnc could be cited
Attorney Worthlngton indicated that
the principal facts would be conceded
by the defense, but lnterpietntlons of
Archhald'a Innocence of wrongdoing
would be pluced upon the testimony In
tho final arguments to the Senate.
Some of the Government's witnesses,
It was learned today, aio so poor that
they were unable to come to Washing
ton for the tilnl without advances of
money for traveling and lintel expinscs.
These comprise coal miners and specu
lators mar Scranton.
A mode of tilal piocedure wus detci
mined today by consent, by which 'nil
Senators who deslic to ask questions of
witnesses aie to submit them In wilt
ing to thu tilal judge, Senator Bacon,
of Georgia, ailing piesldcnt of tbe
Constant Changes.
It Is claimed In Justification for tho
recommended lefflalRtinn .n. , .
--.--- .wa. tun, uiirre is
a constant Interchange of Jobs In the
u.nniini service although formal
transfers ate ullowed only after three
years service nnH ih.t . --
- ...... no BUUIl US U
clerk gets on" to the wotk In one
oureuu no begins looking about for a
better place in an entirely iir., u.
of endeavor.
The language of the provision in the
legislative bill, as quoted herewith H
self-explanatory, and Is destined to
raise a howl from the thousands of
classified service employes In Washing,
ton and elsewhere.
As reported today tho legislative,
executive, and Judicial appioprialion
bill curries 3,.kD7,lU5 50, which Is u cut
oL,1.'517'M0 '.n.',ho, tlmutes submitted
for thise establishments. It appionrl
ates 1!,0-J7.SS less thun was al owVd
call )eLafam0 MrVlce ror ,ho current fls-
While the House pruning knife hu
been more Judiciously applied thin last
session, the bill provides fo? 347 fewer
miu" " Wer a8ke1 ln ""
Several Increases.
Hci.vlVci, the House committee grants
a number of salary Increases, affect
ing piactlcally all divisions In tho Gov.
cinnvnt departments, and has acceded
to requests for a considerable number
of uddltlonal clerks In those branches
crowded with work.
Ah Him nTiwulkl tti... t . ,
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Ion whatever for tho Commerce Couit
foi the next fiscal year. The court will
die a natural death, as decreed in a
former impropriation bill, on March 4,
nnd ts Judges will go back to the clr
jult buich, while Its attaches aro minus
It Is not anticipated that President
Tuft will veto the bill because of this,
Inasmuch ns the Democratic Adminis
tration will have full control of the
Government after March 4, and the
House has assumed In advance the le
sponslbllity of abolishing tho Com
meice Court.
The committee Is ulso understood to
be unapprehensive of Presidential ill,
approval of the Jab delivered the Gov
ernment clerks. This provision, it i
claimed, will have the approval of de
partment heads and those bureau chiefs
who have complained of tho constat-,
interchange ol employments on toe
part of the derlcal force. Some nt
the ' transfers," which would ni
possible ln an official wny, may be
mndoned bv superiors willing to mi
the clerk land a hctter place. Imt
on the whole tho job-changing Is de
clared to be destructive of dlsLlpllim
and good work In the depnrtiin nts
The prohibition of the contlnuanra of
such practices Is advanced as bcncllclal
(Continued on rage Twelve
Senate met at noon.
Trial of Judge Archbold resumed ut
2 o'clock.
Senator Ilrlstovv introduces Important
amendments pioposcd to Constitu
tion. Senator Oalllnger Introduces bill u
open nnd widen Western avenuo
Senator Swanson Introduces bill to ie
organize pollio force of Library of
No meeting of District Committee be
fore holidays.
House met at noon.
Tho Craco omnibus pension bill was
passed following n short filibuster by
Congressman Roildonbei 1 V
Bills on regulur culendar considered.
I.eglslutlve uppropitation bill reported.
Agricultural Committee postponed until
tomorrow's vote on oleomargarine bill.

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