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July 20, 1022
THE CITIZEM
Pag IVm
Erskine Dale
Pi
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Pioneen
SYNOPSIS
CIIAPTKR t.-To th Kentucky wll.l.r.
nae outoM conimamled bjr Jerome Han
dera, in Hie tltna itnm.-diati'ly pra-elins
the Itrvulutinn. intnn a ahite my fiea
liif from a irilHi of Hl.awni-aa by whiim
h hail hrit capture! and adopted aa a
eon or lh rhlrf. Kaliloo H la ivtn
ahollrr ami atlra (a th favnratil alien
tiitn of I ava Van.li.il, a lratr anion
ttia arttlrra.
CltAPTKR II -Tha boy warn hla new
rr1nle nf Ilia romm of a Mhawnea war
parly. The fori la altarkad. anil only
or in timely aiwaranre 01 a
party nf Virginian Tha leader of theea
la fatally woundrd. bul In hie dying mo
mnula recotnlia Ilia fugitive youth aa
i PlH,
OHAPTKR lrt-AI Red Oake planta
tion tin Ilia Junn rlvr. V'lralnla f'olnnal
Iwla'e hntna, the hy appoara with a
t -mmmmmfr nir ina 'initial, who arter rad
-Ina It Introducaa lha htIMP tl hla Amnmtt.
ar Harhara aa her ruualn, akin a Hale.
, t it APTKR IV-tfrekln enaeta two
?Jn"r muaina, Harry ltala anal llu(b
" ii.uwgimjr.
TTiaf iTIilit tli subject of Hugh ami
Harry going bark horn with tha two
Kentucklan win itroached to Colonel
Iiale. ami tn th wondering delight
of I he two boys Ixith fsthers seemed
to ronalder It favorably. Mr. Brock
tun was going to F.ngland fur a visit.
thai summer wm coming on, and both
father thmignt It would be a great
benefit lit their anna. Kven Mr. Ibile,
on whom the hunter IihiI msile a immt
agreeable liiiirH-.lnn, amlled ant "aid
she would already be willing to truat
her mom with their new guet any'
where.
"I "hull take good rare of him,
D1111I11111." an id llave with a how.
Colonel Pule. too. mi greatly taken
with the struugcr, ami he aWed many
qtieatluh i the new liiml beyond the
mountain. There wan dancing again
that night, and the hunter, towering
lieud above them all. looked ou with
ainllliig Intereal. He even took part
In a aiiure danc with Ml Jnno Wil
louaiibj. h.ryiliia hla great bulk with
aatoniaiiing grate ami llghtneaa or
fool. Then the elder gfntlenien went
Into the tlraw IngTiMHii to their port
ami ilif. ami the hoy Kraklne allet
after them and liittened rnthralled to
the talk nf the mining war. -
t'oliHifl Iale had I tee 11 In llnnuter
ten yeara Itefure. when one I'atrlrk
Henry tult-etl the Oral Intimation of
lmleietili-iire In Virginia ; Henry, a
country atiirekeeer Imnknipt ;
fartiier l'nUriiit; alorekeeiter again,
and liHiikmt again; an Idler, hunter,
fliher. ami atory teller even a "tar
kreT." aa Mr. JelTeraon iHti-e ilulilH-d
him, hecuiiae Henry had onre lieliet
lila father In law 'to keep tavern. That
far hark IhIihii'I lale had heard
Henry dentnuu'e the clergy. allgmatlEe
the king aa a tyrant who had forfeit
ed all flu I in to oliedlenre, ami had
aeen the orator laughl up on the
Mhoulilera nf the crowd and amldat
alioula of applauae liorne around the
court limine green, lie had aeen the
ante Henry- ride Into Klchuiom! two
yeara later m a lean home: with pa
Kra In hla aaddle ptM-keta, hla ex-prt-MMlim
grim, hla tall figure at.xi
Ing. a peculiar twinkle In hla small
hi lie eyea, hla hrttwn wig without pow
der, hla cnat tcach hloaaoiii In color,
hla kmv-lireecliea of leather, and hla
tiM'kiuga nf yarn. - The aiiettker or
the llurgeaaes waa on daia under
red canopy atipptirtei! hy glliled rotla,
ami the clerk tutt beneath with
mace on the talile before hint, but
Henry cried for liberty or death, and
the aliouta of treaaon failed than and
there to nave Virginia for the king.
The lad'a lira In whirled. What did
all Ihla mean? Who waa this king and
what had he done He had known
hut the on from whom h had run
away. When he got ! alone be
would learn aud learn and, learn
everything. And then tha young
people cuiim quietly In anil sat down
(iilcilv. and ('(ilinicl pale, divining
what they wanted, got Iav atarted
oil atorlea of the wild wllderaesa that
waa hia home the ttrat chapter In the
Mud or Kentucky the land of dark
fitreala nnil cane thickets that sepa
rated Cutawhaa, f'rwka ami Chert
keea on the aoiith from IMawarea,
Wjramlnttcs and Hhawneea on the
north, who fought 01m another, and
all of whom the whites must light.
How the first frt waa hullt, and tha
Itmi women sIimmI on tha bauka of tha
Kentucky river. He told of lha perils
and ImriUhlps of tha flrat Journeys
tlrither flghta with wild beaata and
wild men, rhaaea, hand to hand rotn
bals, eacaiea aud niaaaacrea ami
only tha breathing of hla listeners
could h heard, aav the sound of his
own voice. And ha came Anally to
tlw atory of tha attack on tha fort,
the raising of small hsnd abova the
cane, palm outward, and the awlfi
daah of a slender brown body Into tha
fort, and then, seeing tha boy 'a faca
turn scarlet, h did not tall how that
same lad had allppad bs'k Into tha
woods even wlilla tha Ughl waa going
en, and slipped back with tha bloody
R.H. Livingstone'
scalp of his enemy, but ended with
the timely coming nf the Virginians,
led by the lad's father, who got his
death wound at the very gate. Tha
tenae breathing of Ms II "tellers cul
minated now In one general deep
breath.
Colonel fHile roe and tnrned to
fleneral Wlllonghhy.
"And that's where he wants to take
our hove."
"Oh, It's much anfer now," said the
hunter. "We have had no trouble for
some lime, and there's no danger In
side the fort."
"I can Imagine you keeping thnae
boys Inside lha fort when there'a so
much going on outside. Still "
Colonel I Nile stopped and the two
hoys took heart again.
Colonel Iale escorted the boy and
I ave to their room. Mr. Yandell must
go with them to tha fair at Williams
burg next morning, and Mr. Yandell
would go gladly. They would atend
the night there and go to the gover
nor's ball. Tha next day there waa
counvy fair, and perhaps II r. Henry
would spt-sk again. Then Mr. Yandell
must come back with them to Ited
Oaks and pay them a visit no, the
colonel would accept no exeunt what
ever. The boy piled I Hive wlfli questions
about the people In the wlldertieaa and
passed to sleep. I ava lay awake a
long time thinking that war was aura
to come. They were Americana now.
said Colonel Iale not Virginians.
Just as nearly a century later the
name people were to aay:
"We are not Americana now we
are Virginian."
CHAPTER VI.
It waa a merry cavalcade that
awung around the great oaka that
aprlng morning In 1774. Two coaches
with outriders and postilions led the
way with AJHr precious freight the
elder ladlea In the first roach, and
the second blossoming with flowerllke
face and starred with dancing eyes.
Rooted anil spurred, the gentlemen
rode behind, and after them rolled
the baggage wagons, draw by mulee
In Jingling hamwaa. Harry on
chestnut sorrel and the young K en
tuck lun on a high-stepping gray fol
lowed the second coach Hugh on
Klrefly chamiied the length of the
column. Colonel Dale and Pave
brought up the rear. The road was
of sand ami there waa little sound of
hoof or wheel only the hum of
voices, occasional sallies when a
neighbor Joined tlieiu, and laughter
from the second coach aa happy ami
care-free aa the singing of birds from
trees by the roadside.
The capital had been moved from
Jameatown to the apot where llacon
hail taken the oath agalnat Kngland
then callml Middle-riantatlon. and
now Wllllamxhurg. The cavalcade
wheeled Into tlloucester street, and
Colonel Iale poluled out to I Hive the
old capltol at one end and William
and Mary college at the other. Mr.
Henry hail thundered In the old cap
ltol, the Kurgeaaes had their council
chamber there, and In the hall there
would he a hall that night. Near the
street waa a great building which the
colonel pointed out aa the governor'a
palace, surrounded by pleasure
grounds of full three hundred acres
and planted thick with linden treea.
My Lord IMinmore lived there.
At this season the planters came with
their families to the capital, and the
afreet was as brilliant aa a fancy
dress para do would be to us now. It
waa tilled with coaches and four.
Maltlena moved daintily along lu silk
and luce, high-heeled aboea and
clocked stocking.
The cavalcade halted before a build
ing with a leaden buat of Sir Walter
Italelgh over the main doorway, the
old Kuleigh tavern, In the Apollo room
of which Mr. Jefferson had rapturous
ly danced with his Itellmla, and which
waa to liecome the Funeull hall of
Virginia. Iloth roaches were quickly
surrounded by bowing gentlemen,
young gallants, aud frolicsome stu
dents. I lave, the young Kentucklan,
aud Harry would be put up at th
tavern, and, for his own reasons,
Hugh elected to stay with them. With
an aa revolr of whit hands from the
coaches, the rest went on to the bouse
of relatlvea and frleuda.
Inside the tavern Hugh waa soon
surrounded by fellow atudeat and
boon cuuiiauioua. lie preaaed Dave
and the Uty to drink with them, but
Dav laughingly declined and took the
lad up to their room. Below they
could hear Hugh's merriment going
on, aud when be came upatalr
while later hla face waa flushed, ha
waa In great spirits, and waa full of
enthusiasm over a bora race and
cock light that he bad arranged for
the afteruooo. With hlui cam
Maidens Moved Daintily Along In Silk
and Lace, High-Heeled Shoe and
Clocked ttockinga.
youth ot ma own age witn daredevil
eyea and auave manner, one Dane
Grey, to whom Harry gave acant
greeting. One patronising look from
the at ranger toward the Kentucky
boy and within the latter a fire of
antagonism waa Instantly kindled.
With a word after tb two went out.
Harry snorted hla explanstlon:
"Tory I"
In the early afternoon roach and
horsemen moved out to an "old field."
Hugh waa mlaalng from the Dale
party, and General Wlllougbby
frowned when he noted hla son's ab
sence. Then a crowd of boya gathered to
run one hundred aud twelve yards
for a hat worth twelve shilling, and
Dave nudged hla young friend. A
moment later Harry cried to Bar
bara :
"Look there I"
There was their young Indian lin
ing up with the runners, hla face
culm, hut an eager light lu his eyes.
At the word he atarted off almost
lelaurtly, until the whole crowd was
nearly ten yards ahead of him, and
then a yell of astonlahment rose from
the crowd. The boy waa skimming
the ground on wlnga. Past on after
another he flew, and laughing and
hardly out of breath he hounded over
the flnlah, with the first of the rest
laboring with bursting lunge ten
yards behind, Hugh and Dan Grey
bad appeared arm In arm and were
moving through the crowd with great
gayety and some bolstemusnesa, and
when the boy appeared with hla hat
(Irey shouted:
"Uotal for the little aavage!"
Erskine wheeled furiously , hut Dave
caught him by the arm and led him
back to Harry and Karbara, vho
looked so pleased that the lad's lll
buuior pasatl al once. yf
Hugh aud his friend had not ap
proached them, for Hugh had aeen
the frown on hla father's face, but
Krskiue saw iSrey look long at liar
barn, turn to question Hugh, and
again he began to burn wlthiu.
Th wrestlers had now atepad
forth to battle for a pair of silver
buckle, and the boy In turn nudged
Dave, but uuavailliigly. The wres
tling was good and Dave watched It
with keen luterest. One huge bull
necked fellow was easily the winner,
but when the silver buckles were In
his hand, be boastfully challenged
anybody In the crowd. Dave shoul
dered through the crowd aud faced
the victor.
"I'll try you ouce." he said, and
shout of approval rose.
The Dale party crowded cloae and
niy lord'a couch appeared ou the out
skirts and stopitetl.
"Hackholta or catcb-aa-ratch-canT'
aaked the victor sneerlugly.
"Aa you please," aald Dave,
Th bully rushed. Dave caught hit"
around the neck with bia left arm,
hia right swluging low, the bully was
lifted from the ground, cruahed
against I Hive's breaat, the wind went
out of him with a grunt, and Dave
with a auille began awlnglug him to
and fro aa though he were putting a
child to aleep. The spectutor yelled
their laughter and the bully roared
like a bull. Then I hive readied
around with hi left hand, caught the
bully's left wrist, pulled loose his
hold, and with a leftward twist of
hla own body loaned his antagonist
soma several feet away. The bully
turned once In the air and lighted
resoundingly on hla back. He got up
da red ami sullen, hut breaking Into a
good natu red laugh, shook bia head
aud held forth I lie buckles to Dave.
"You won "em," Dave aald. "They're
yours. I wuHn't wrestling for them.
You challenged. We'll shake bauds."
Then My lrd Duumor aent for
Iave aud asked him where be waa
from.
"And do you know the ludian coun
try on this aide of the CumberlandT"
asked bia lordship.
"Very well."
Hla lordship smiled thoughtfully.
"I may have need of you."
Dave bowed :
"I am an American, my lord."
Hla lorjlehlp flamed, but he con
trolled hliuaelf.
"You are at least aa open enemy,"
he aald, and gave orders to move on.
The horse race waa now on, aud
Qulouel Dale. hud given Hugh penula-
alon to rid Klrelly, but when he saw
the lad's condition he peremptorily re
fused. "And nobody else ran ride him," he
aald, with much ilianpiMiintmeiit.
"Let me try V cried Kraklne.
"Y01M" .Colonel Dale started to
laugh, but he caught Dave's eye.
"Miirely," aald Dave. The colonel
hesitated.
, "Very well I will."
At once the thre went to the horse,
and the negro groom rolled his eye
when he learned what hla purpose
waa.
"IMs hoas'll kill dat hoy." be mut
tered, but the lita-se had already auh
mltted ills haughty head to the lad's
band and was lauding quietly. Even
Colonel Dale showed amazement and
concern when the boy Insisted that
the aaddle he taken off, as he wanted
to ride bareback, and again Dave
overcame hla acruplea with a word of
full con Allelic. The boy had hi-en
tiding pony races harehack, he ex
plained, among the Indians, aa long
as he had been able to alt a horse.
The astonlahmeiit of the crowd when
they saw Colonel Dale's favorite
I horse enter th course with a young
I Indian apparently on him bareback
will have to be Imagined, bui when
they recognlised the rider aa the fad
who bad won the race, the betting
through psychological perversity wa
stronger than ever on Firefly. Hugh
even took an additional bet with his
friend Grey, who waa quite openly
acornful.
"You bet on the horse now," he
aald.
"On both." aald Hugh.
It waa a pretty and a cloae race be
tween Firefly and a white-starred bay
mare, and they came down the courae
neck and neck like two whirlwinds.
A war-whoop no Indian-like anil
curdling that it atartled every old
frontiersman who heard It came sud
denly from one of the rider. Then
Firefly stretched ahead Inch hy Inch,
and another triumphant savage yell
heralded victory as the black horse
wept over the line a length ahead
Dane Grey awore quite fearfully, for
It was a bet that he could 111 afford
to lose. He was talking with Barbara
when the boy came hack to the Dale.,
and something he was saying made
the girl color resentfully, and the lid
heard her say sharply:
"He la my cousin," and she turned
away from the young gnllant and gave
the youthful winner a glad smile.
Again Hugh and Dane Grey were
mlaalng when the party atarted hack
to the town they were gone to bet
on "Bacon's Thunderbolts" In a cock
fight. That night they still were mlaa
lng when the party went to see the
Virginia Comedian In a play by one
Mr. Congreve they were gaming that
night and next morning when the
Kentucky lad rose, he and Dave
through his window saw the two
young roisterer approaching the
porch of the hotel much disheveled
and all but staggering with drink.
"I don't like that young man," aald
Dave, "and be haa a bad Influence on
Hugh."
That morning newa came from New
England that aet tha town a-qutver.
Euglaud'a answer to the Boston tea
party had been the closing of Boston
harbor. In the House of Burgesses,
the newa waa met with burst of
Indignation. The 1st of June waa
straightway aet apart aa a day of
fasting, humiliation, and prayer that
God would avert the calamity threat
ening the civil rlghta of America. In
the middle of the afternoon my lord'a
roach and six white horses awuug
from hla great yard and made for tb
rspltol my lord sitting erect and
haughty, hia llpa aet with the resolu
tion to crush the spirit of the rebel
lion. It must have been a notable
scene, for Nicholas, Bland, Lee, Har
rison, 1'endlelon, Heury aud Jeffer
son, and perhapa Washington, were
there. And my lord was far from
popular. He had hitherto girded him
self with all the trappings of etiquette,
had a court herald prescribe rules for
the guidance of Virginians In ap
proaching his excellency, had enter
tained little ajid, unlike bia prede
cessors, jnatle no effort to eatahllsh
cordial relatione with the people of
the capital. The Burgeesee were to
give a great liaIMn hla honor that
very night, and now he waa come to
dlsaolve them. And dissolve them he
did. They bowed gravely and with
no proteM. Shaking with anger my
lord stalked to bis coach aud aix
while they repaired to the Apollo
room to prohibit the use of tea and
projaise a general congress of th cwl
nnles. And that ball came to paaa.
Haughty hoats received their haughty
guest with the finest and gravest
courtesy, bent low over my lady's
band, danced with her daughters, and
wrung from my lord's reluctant Hps
the one grudging word of comment:
"Gentlemen !"
And the ladles of his family bobbed
their heads sadly In continuation, for
the steel-like barrier between them
waa so palpable that It could have
been touched that bight. It seemed, by
the band.
(To be continued next weak)
Thay Lik Cincinnati t
' Washington. 8enutor Atlee I'ome
rene, of Ohio, received a petition sign
ed by 88 disabled veterans who are
undergoing treatment at the llockhlll
SuniUrium, Miidlsonvllle. Cincinnati,
protesting vigorously agalnat their pro
posed trunafer to other Government
hoapitttl. Hucu a transfer, the peti
tion allege, would not only disturb
the comfort ot these men, but might
result In th death of several suffor
ing from advanced aUge of tuberc
loalaV
WASHINGTON PACTS
RATIFIED
SHORTLY
JAPAN'S ACTION WILL SOON 81
FOLLOWED BY APPROVAL BY
EUROPEAN POWERS.
STATE DEPARTMENT PLEASED
Threat of War With Island Emplr
Haa Vanished Further Steps for
World Peace Are Contemplated by
th Administration,
By JAMES P. HORNAOAY
Washington. The State department
haa assurances that tbe Washington
conference treaties are shortly to be
ratified by all the nations that par
ticipated in tbe conference. Ths as
surances heal some nervousness that
existed here.
Charles Evana Hughes, secretary of
state, who carried out President Hard
ing'a plana for the Washington confer
ence, never doubted that Japan would
ratify the treaties, but It is s fact
that soon after the Japanese delega
tion returned biari disquieting reports
from Toklo reached the 8tate depart
ment These reports dwelt on the In
fluence of the military party lu Japan
nd reflected doubt as to whether the
two stepa necessary to Japanese rati
fication the approval of th privy
council and the signature of th prince
regent would ever be taken. The
change In the situation cam when
Admiral Baron Kato became prime
minister and declared for the Imme
diate ratification of the treaties.
According to tbe State department,
too much significance cannot be at
tached to the approval of the treaties
by Japan. It was tbe trying situa
tion In the Far East that brought about
the Washington conference." One year
ago the world was looking at the Unit
ed Statea and Japan and aaylng that
war between these two countries with
in the next few years waa Inevitable.
It la not going beyond the bounds of
truth to say that Influential men In
public life In the United Statea felt
that unless the so-called Japanese
United Statea situation could be Ironed
out. It would be extremely difficult for
tbe two nations to go ahead on a
peace basis.
; "Minor Lagu of Nations."
One year ago this month President
Harding and Secretary Hughes aet In
motion the machinery that brought In
to life the Washington conference
with Its world-wide results. It should
not be forgotten that Japan In rati
fying tbe treaties cancels th treaty
between Great Britain and Japan,
known as the Anglo-Japanese alliance
In place of that treaty there appears
the treaty between the United
States, Great Britain, France and
Japan, which Is known aa the four
power treaty under which the security
of the Insular possessions of each of
these nations In the Pacific la guar
anteed. Tbua In place of an alliance
between Great Britain and Japan, an
alliance which In the estimation of the
United Statea waa a distinct menace
to this government, there appears
what some persona have preferred to
call a minor league of nations.
Looking back on the work of the
Washington conference the statesmen
throughout the world undoubtedly re
alize that the great accomplishment
was the establishment of cordial re
latione between the United Statea and J
Japan. Even the California land con
troversy, which aome people would
like to keep alive, has apparently been
burled for tUe time being at least.
The treat lea will not become opera
tive untfl the European nations that
are parties to them ratify, but the
State department haa received satis
factory assurances that ratification in
Europe will not long be delayed. Great
Britain has already approved In part
and will finish the work In the next
few week, according to advices re
ceived at the State department France
la also ready to go ahead with rati
fication and the understanding now la
that reservations will probably not be
applied by the French to any of the
treaties. The small European nations
have been waiting on the great pow
Other Peace 8tpa Coming,
Time will reveal that the Washing
ton conference waa only one of sev
eral Important steps which th United
States will take In the International
field steps all designed to promote
permanent peace throughout the
world. A member of the Harding cab
inet remarked the other day that It
would be a fine thing If th admin
istration ahuuld record on Interna,
tlonal step a year on step each year
In the direction of International peace.
That such an outcome Is In the mind
of the President Is pretty well under
stood. Persons who are In cloae touch with
the administration understand that
when the Washington conference ad
journed It waa the thought not only of
th President aud Secretary Hughes
but of all the delegates from the other
nations that were represented at tbe
conference, that aa soon aa the Wash
ington treaties were ratified, the
Washington conference would b dupli
cated In Europe. Franca flew tbe
track and aa a result the plan for a
conference that would attempt to do
for Europe what the Washington con
ference did for the Far East has not
been carried out, bu persons who seek
Information from officials who pes
aess It, bavs every reason to bUv
that the next Important Internstronal I
step will b taken within th next fewj
months. .
Primer n City Zoning.
The preliminary report of Herbert'
Hoover's advisory committee on fltyi
toning took the form of a lonlng:
primer. Answering the question,
"Why do we need city gonlng?" th
committee says:
"Some one has asked, 'Does your
city keep Its gas range tn the parlor
and Its piano In the kltchenT That Is
what many an American city permits
Ita household to do for It.
"We know what to think of a house
hold hi which an undisciplined daugh
ter makes fudge tn the parlor. In
which her slater leaves soiled clothes
soaking In the bathtub, while father
throws hia muddy shoes on the stairs,
and little Johnny makes beautiful mud
piea nn the front steps.
"Yet many American cities do th
same sort of thing when they allow
stores to crowd In at random aniong
private dwellings, and factories and
public garuges to come elbowing In
among neat retail store or well-kept
apartment house. Cities do no bet
ter when they allow office buildings so
tall and bulky and so closely crowded
that the lower floors not only become
too dark and unsatisfactory for humaa
use, but for that very reason fall to
earn a fair cash return to the Individ
ual Investors, " " 'W!j
"It Is this stupid, wasteful Jumble
which toning will prevent and, gradu
ally correct We must remember, how
ever, tbat while gonlng la a very Im
portant part of city planning, It ahould
go hand In hand with planning atreeta
and providing for parks and play
grounds and other essential features
of a well-equipped city. Alone, It la
no universal panacea for all municipal
Ills, but as part of a larger program It
pays the cltr and the cltlxen a quick
er return than any other form of dvlc
Improvement
Protects Property and Health.
The committee arguea tbat toning
protects property and health, and In
thla connection says:
' "Suppose you have Just bought soma
land In a neighborhood of home and
built a coxy little bouse. Tber are
two vacant lots south of you. If
your town Is toned, no one can put
up r large apartment house on thoso
lots, overshadowing your home, steal
ing your sunshine and spoiling tbe In
vestment of 20 years' saving. Nor Is
anyone at liberty to erect a noisy,
malodorous public garage to keep yovj
awake nights or to drive you to sell
out for half of what you put Into your
home.
"If a town la coned, property v aloes
become ' mors stable, mortgage com
panies are more ready to lend money,
and more houses can be built '
"A sonlng law, If enacted In time,
prevents an apartment house froa. be
coming a giant airless hlvo, hous
ing human beings Ilk crowded beea.
It provides that buildings may not b
so high and so close that men and
women must work In rooms never
freshened by sunshine or lighted from
the open sky." (
To Alter Civil 8rvlos Aot '
The National Civil Servlc Reform
league has asked the congress to In
corporate the following provisions In
the civil service law provisions which
It says would remedy most of tbe
weaknessea of the present law!
"Rules shaU be mad by th Unit
ed States civil service commission for
establishing standard of efficiency In
the public service uniform for each
class of employees; for ascertaining
and recording periodically tha effi
ciency of Individual employees and of
groupa of employees; for servlc
records and ratings to be uaed In de
termining the promotion, demotion or
removal of employees.
"The commission may likewise pro
vide for such eftUienOy tests. Investi
gations, and examinations, periodical
or otherwise, as may promote th good
of the service and for th suspension,
demotion or removal from the servlc
of any employee who faila to pats sat
isfactorily aucb tests. Investigations
and examinations or who falls " to
reach the atandard of efficiency pro- -vlded
by th commission.
"Employees may a 10 bo tuapeoded.
demoted or removed for any cans
which will promote the efficiency at
the service upon written specification
Died by th appointing authority,
head of department or any cltlxen, with
a board of hearing and adjustments
appoluted by tbe civil servfes com
mission ; such board shall giv notice
of such specification to the person
whose removal Is Bought wbo shall
have the opportunity to be beard, and
the bearings, Investigation and deter
mination of said board ahall be mad
within thirty days after the filing of
aucb specifications, and the findlnga
and decision of such board, wben ap
proved by th commission, ahall be
final unless overruled by th P rest
dent, and ahall not be aubjoct to re
vision by any court." ,
"If this power Is given to th clvl,
service commission In addition to tha
present right of the appointing power
to remove absolutely any subordinate
after giving reasons and notice, there'
will not be left any ground whatever f
for th claim to ofteu made that tha
civil aervlce aystviu prevents or ob
structs the dlacharge of tha InohV
ctnt." said William Dudley Foulka
of Richmond, Intl., acting president of
th league. "On th contrary It will
provide for such discharges far mora
ffectlvly than If tby war left sole
ly In th handa of th appointing author
ity. Tb Idea of reverting to tha
monstrous abuse of tha spoils aya
twn In order to remove th loaOdeat
la tbua deprived of tha vary amalliMtj
ground of aupport."
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