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Forty.third Year-No, 11-Pr.c, F.vcem, OGDEN CITY, UTAH, MONDAY EVENING, JANU ARYT3Tmy
Senate, Sitting as a Court of Impeachment, Finds
That Commerce Court Judge Misused His
Office and Power for Personal Gain.
II Sixty-Eight Senators Vote For Conviction on First
fJ Count Judge and Family Await Verdict
in Ante-room Justice White Will
Assign Successor.
Washington, Jan. 13. "Guilty" on
- five of the 13 impeachn.fMir articles
1 against him was the verdict of the
TV senate today in the rase of Judge
' Robert W rohbalri of the commerce
j.1 court charged with misuse of his
j. power a? a judge to his personal cain
The judge was convicted on th
first, rhird, fourth, fifth and thirteenth
charges and acquit led on the second,
' sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth,
' eleventh and twelfth.
This removes him from office
gjf Smoot and Sutherland of Utah were
j, among the senators who voted tor
JJL' conviction
The senate In executive ression de
elded to Impose on U d-zc Archbald
the full penaty of remoal from of
n? fice and disbarment from eei again
holding a posiion of honor or profit
for the United States.
of t
Washington. Ian IS. Judge Robert
. "W Archbald of the commerce court
... was found guilt today by the senate
' sitting as a court of impeachment of
. having misused hip office .'nd power
J as a judge for his personal gain. The
. pp.naltv Is removal from oil."
r Archbald was convicted on the first
count of thirteen which the house
J brought against him. It charged thai
he had used his position as a judge to
, parsnade the Erie Railroad company
4 to give to him and E J illiams 0
J Scranton an option on a coal dump I'.l
1 a price probably $3i1,ono less than Its
"a real value
On this, the first charge, the sen- I
ate voted fi8 to o for conviction of
P. "high crimen and misdemeanors " 1
gjj, though the verdict Insured Judge
jg! Archibald's removal from the bench
and the service nf the United States
courts, the senate then proceeded to
j. I vote on the other twelve counts of the
1 articles of Impeachment, which chart;
j ed various other acts v here Archbald
w had Improperly used his influence as
Judge Admitted Nearly All Facts.
At his trial the accused judge ad
0, f mined practically all the facts f ev-
ery accusation brought against him.
but protested In defense that none ot
j ihem was wrongful nor corrupt, nor
could he have been convicted in any (
Jflf1 court of law for them
Mil The conviction on the first count
ill came with an unexpected majority
erst against Judge Archbald. but two
po thirds being necessary for a convic
tion. As the rollcall proceeded 0S
senators rose slowly in their pla
0 and pronounced the word "guilty" it.
hd low tones
M As the vote on the first article was
ist announced, Senator Hoke Smith of
t,t Georgia moved that the senate go Into
I executive session He said that ne
I believed a vote on the other counts
might be dispensed with or abridged
rtfl bv secret deliberation
Senator Culberson and Senator
jjfrt Polnoexter objected that the senate
9 could not vote on the articles In ex
ecutive session After some dlsCUS-
Ision, Senator Smith withdrew his mo
tion and the clerk proceed.-1 lo re?
the second article
Senator Bacon, who had presided
throughout the impeachment proceed
ings, asked tj he excused from all
votes unless his vote was necessary
to a decision. On the soeond count
Senator Smith of Georgia also asked
to be excused from voting
Archbald Walts to Hear Verdict.
Judge Archbald waited In an ante
room to hear the verdict which re
mo es him from public life All eyes
at the moment, the verdict was an
nounced were riveted upon a woman
In the senate gallery so closely re
sembling Mrs. Archbald that she was
mistaken lor the judge's wife Mrs
Archbald was not present
With Judge Archbald, as he receiv
ed the vote of the senate wor Mrs
Archbald, his son. Hugh Archbald
nryl Mrs Hugh Archbald The Judge's
wife sat in the gallery early in the
day. but withdrew before the dooi
were dosed Hugh Archbald checked
off the senators as they voted
Senator Crawford suggested that
the senate take a 25 minute recess for
lunch after the vote on the fifth
Charge, but the amendment was voted
dow n
Senate's Vote Final.
The senate's conviction of fudge
Archbald removes him from the i,d
era I bench without further procedure
Congress has appropriated for the
commerce court only until Man b .
and. if a successor to the deposed
I jurist Is to be appointed, Chief Jus
tie White will assign one of the cir
'ult Judges to the commerce court,
and President Taff will nominate n
successor lo that circuit judge
Washington. Jan. 1 3 The senate
was prepared for final action today j
upon the charges against Judge Rob- ;
ert W. Archbald of the rommerce
court, when It reconvened as a court
of impeachment.
By a special order made Saturday 1
the voting was to begin shortly altei
1 p m
Conviction requires a two-thirds'
vote n -on any one of the 13 counts!
agalnat Archbald The penalty of
conviction, unless modified by subse
quent action by the senate a imme-
Ldiati removal from office and a pro-j
: 1. Motion asalust ever holding another
position of public houor or trust
The impeachment proceedings
against .1 age ArCDOald were started
early in 1912.
The house of representatives call
ed upon President Taft Tor a copy 01
the charges against the commerce
court judge in May of 1912; it began
, an investigation through the judiciary
committee, which ended in the rec
ommendations that Judg krchbald
be impeached.
The house votej 10 impeach Judge
Archbald Jul) 7 and the impeachment
was laid before the senate Inly 17,
The trial did not begin, however, un
til December 2.
Thirteen Charges.
Briefly stated, the lu charges
brought against Judge Archbald were
"l That he Influenced officers oil
the Erie railroad then a litigant In
his court, to grant him a favorable op
tion on Us share of the Katydid culm
dump near Scranion. Pa. Judge Arch
bald acknowledged Lis part In the ne
gotiations, but denied he Wlllfull) or
unlawfully or corruptly or otherwise
took any advantace of his official po-1
sition' to influence the railroad offi-j
2 That he attempted to effect a'
settlement between the Marion Coal
company of Scranton and the Dela
ware, Lackawanna & Western rail- J
road, of a case then pending before;
the interstate commerce commission,
on a basis that would have given
him a share of the fee earned by ;
George M Watson, attorney for the 1
Marion Coal company fudge Arch
bald declared he acted In the case!
only as a friend of the interested par
ties, and did not expect anj compen
sation for his work.
That hi attempted to influ-
ence the Lehigh Valley Railroad com
pany to relinquish a lease on 'pat h
er No. 3,' near ShenaH&doah, Pa. so
thai he might lease it on favorable
terms Irom the Girard estate of Phil
adelphia Judge Archbald claimed his
negotiations for this propertx Involv
ed the ex r lse of no Influence upon
the Lehigh officials, but grow a I Dl
an attempt to operate an adjoining j
coal propertj
"4 That Judge rr hbald secured
from Attorney Helm Bruce of the
Louisville & Nashville railroad pri
vate letters and arguments to sus
tain an opinion In favor of the rail
road in a suit before the commerce
court. The Jurist answered his cor-
I You Should Appreciate
the Pure Food Crusade
W You can aid the cause by pro-
mt tecting yourself Insist upon prod
Qp uc-ts that are known to you and not
f' lo be double .,
Manufacturers 9 ho advertise m
THE STANDARD luve nothing to
( f hide; they make foods that moa6
a0f ure up 10 i.Ih- pure food standard;
they consider the good health of
the nation above mere gain, and
& are among America s greatest ad
e Of vertisers.
A They have justifiable confide nee
fl In the qualin of their goods and
spend huge sums m advertising
They protect you against impure
foods by making their brand
marks, names and products famil
iar to you
Help yourself and help the na
tion by patronizing the manufat
turers who advert ise in 'I 1 1 E
ARD'S advertisements closely and
constantly even,' day. This habit
will keep you posted on the most
reliable products, and direct JTOU t
the- most reliable merchants m Qg-
lespondeuce with Mr. Bruce was only
10 ilear up a disputed bit of tesll
tnons and was not material to the
"6. That Judge Archbald influ
enced officials of the Philadelphia &
Heading Coal and Iron company, own
ed b ihe Reading railroad, to grant
a lease on a coal property to Frede
rick Warnke, for which service Warn
ke gave him a note for $500 Judge
Archbald denied that he wrongfull
used his influenc 1 with the Readlnu
company and asserted that the note
Ivcn by Warnke was payment for
certain other coal properties in which
fudge Archbald had an Interest
"6 That he tried to influence of
ficials of the Lehigh Valley railroad
to buy an interest In S00 acres of coal
land belonging to the Everhard heir? '
fudge Archbald denied this.
'7 That he settli d an insurance
suit in favor of . W Rbbinger of
Scranton and a-epted certain gold
mining stot k horn Rlsslnger Judge
Archbald declared the stock was not
a reward for his decision, but collate
ral given him to protect him on a
note he had signed with Rlsslngi t
'8. That Archbald attempted to
have a 1600 not discounted by C. G.
Boland and W P Roland, litigants in
his court. Judge Archhahl denied his
position as judge had any connection
uith the discounting of the note.
"9 'I hat the same note was pre
Mite( in c B Vanstorch. an attor
ney practicing before his court at the
time, for discount, Judge An hbald
denied that bis position as .1 judge
had anything to do with the discount
ing of a note
"10. That Judge Archbald accept
ed a trip to Europe at Ihe expense of
Hentj W Cannon of Nw York, a
director of several railroads The de
fense was that Mr Cannon was Mr.
Archbald's cousin and that the trip
was an ordinary family courtesy.
11 That Judge An hbald accept
ed, at the outset to this trip, a purse
of $"00 raised by Scranton attorneys
practicing in his court, lie answered
that he knew nothing of the collect
ing of this purse until after it had
been presented lo him
"12. That Judge rchbald appoint
ed as Jury commissioner in the mid
dle district of Pennsylvania J B
W oodward, a railroad attorney His
answer was that Woodward was se-j
lected for his fitness for the posi
tion and that the method of Jury selec
lien was such that no undue influ I
ence could be exerted by a commls- I
"1?. That Judge An hbald had j
sought to obtain credit from and
through persons interested In suits
In his court, that he had carried 011'
a general business in culm dumps for
'speculation and profit' while a judge
and had unlawfully influenced rail
road officials All these general char
ges were denied.
Washington. Jan. 13.
Met at noon.
Passed bill to require all anti-trust
suits to be heard in public
Campaign funds Investigating com
mittee heard testimon of Gilchrist
Stewart on the Archbold letters.
Court of Impeachment voted on ar
ticles ot impeachment against Judge
Robert W. Archbald
Senator O Gorman introduced a bill
grant medals to all survhors of
battle of Gettysburg
Appropriations committee agreed ij
recommend provision for commerce
court until close of fiscal year.
I Legislative, executive and Judicial
appropriation bill, carrying :'.". -714,
was reported.
Convened at 11 a m.
Resumed debate on postofflce ap
propriation bill
Ways and mean committee con
cluded its hearings on tariff revision,
the lumber and silk schedules being
taken up
Gloucester fishing interests were
heard by merchant marine committee
on bill for hospital ship for fishing
Secretary Mey presented three
battleship program to naval affairs
. oct
Los Angeles, Jan. 13 The case of
Anton lobannseti. the Snn Prancisio
'labor leader, charged joiully with
Hal a Tveitmoe Bugene I lam j and
J. E. Munsey with ha vine plotted to
bring dynamite into California, was
postponed todiy until the July term
of court.
Tveitmoe, Clancy and Mnnsev wcre
convicted recently in the Indianapolis
dynamite conspiracy trial, and the
I continuance ordered here today was
! at the desire of the federal prose
cutors to await the outcome of the
appeals entered In the e ist in behalf
jf the convicted labor leaders.
Washington, Jan. 13. An amend -j
nient to the postofflce measure an
nul ihe OXeCUtiVe orders which placed
j fourth . Ials postmasters and assist
ant postmasters and clerks of first
and second la: s postOfiiCe under civil
service was adopted by the house to
d;:y, sitting as a committee of the j
j It was offered by Representative
ullom of Indiana, and will have to
come before the house again when
It flnallv passes on the bill.
All Republicans refrained from voting
I Actions of the man behind a bass
drum Bpeak louder than words.
Ambassadors Final Note
Will Leave Issue in
Ottomans' Hands
Ixmdon, Jan. 13 The European
powers will present their peace note
to thn Turkish government imme
diately The final draft agreed
to unanimously at today's meeting of
the ambassadors.
fJondoo Ian 13 The issue of peace
or war will rest with Constantinople
I after the final drafting of the note to
' the Ottoman government, which will
be settled at todas's meeting of the
I ambassadors at the llritish foreign of
fice. The ambassadors today will decide'
also the mode and time of presenta
tion of ihe document to the porte
The convocation of the Turkish
grand council is considered a sign In
favor of peace. If Turke were ready
for war the calling together of the
council would be unnecessary. Like
that of 1S7X. at the time or the Pus
Sia-Turkisn war, the present grand1
council appears destined to share with
the Turkish cabinet the responslbil- '
Ity of making peace, on this occasion,
bj yielding the fortress of Adrlano-1
Rumania's Neutrality Questioned
The negotiations continue between
M Jonescu, minister o; the interior
for Rumania and Dr. S Daneff. leader
of the Pulgarian peace aeiegatiOD It
seems that Bulgaria questions strong -
I) Rumania s rfeutralltj and it is de
1 land --he js aide to prove that Bu
charest allowed S00 trucks of war nia
terial from Germany to pass through
Rumanian territorv on the wav to
Officers and Directors
of Union Pacific Obey
Court Order
New York, Jan 13 -Directors and
officers of the Union Pacific railroad,
who were also directors of the South
I ern Pacific, tendered their resigna
lions today as the first step in com
pliance with the decree of the su
preme court dissolving the two roads
Inversely, directors of the Southern
Pacific connected with the Union Pa
c if ic also resigned.
Julius Kruttschnitt resigned as dl
rector of maintenance and operation
of the Union Pacific and was elected
chairman of the board of the South
rn Pacific, succeeding R S Lovetl
resigned Judge Lovett, Mortimer L
Schiff and Frank A Vanderlip also re
signed from the Southern Pacific ex
ceutive committee and were succeed
ed by Robert Goeiet, James X Wal
lace and K P Swenson
j From the Southern Pacific board ol
directors, in addition to Judge Lovetl
the following resigned
Otto H. Kahn. Charles A Peabody,
M. L. Schiff. Frank A Vanderlip. R
W. Goeiet. L. J Bpence (vice presl
dent 1 and Marvin Hughitt. in theii
stead the following were chosen
James N" Wallace. Horace Harding
W. P Bliss. C N Bliss. II Leigh
ton. J. N Jarvle, C 1J Kelsey and E.
P Swenson
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Tariff Committee Take
Testimony on Silk
and Lumber
Washington, Jan. 13. The lumber;
and silk schedules of the tariff were
the issue in testimony today before
, the house ways and means commit
tee. There was no Democratic bill
I for these schedules at the last ses
sion to afford a tentative plan for
the committee
Schedule D of the present lau rov
ers timber, sawed b.iaids. posts, .lap
boards, laths, pickets. ias!s boxes,
blinds, cabinet furniture and ,m ai
ad valorem duties ranging fiom 10
per cent on posts, :10 per rem on I
1 oxes, barrels, casks and hogsheads!
to 45 per cent on willow furniture and
a variety of rales on various classes
Of lumber
Schedule L covers silks, velvets,
chenilles. handkerchiefs, ribbons
laces, yarns and threads The Silk
association of America was among 1
the organizations repn ented today
William B. Uptogoke of Brooklyn
today asked the committee to retain
the present tariff f 10 per cent ad
valorem on boards, planks and cabinet
wood not further manufactured than
sawed and 120 per cent ad valorem on
fin niture.
Washington, Jn p: "Free lum-
b.-l as pal t Ol' the I 'ellioel at ie I,,, .
iii program of the coming exti i i
sion of congress seemed assured m.
dav at the hearing before the house
committee on ways and meanB. The
lumber schedule was closed so tar as
the hearings were concerned The
colloquicB between the Democratic
members of the committee and the
witness indicated the intention of a
majority of the committee upon put
ting rough and dressed lumber, hewn
an. squared timber, shingles, laths
and fence posts on the tree list.
Representative Kltchin of North
Carolina, Democrat, referred inci
dentally to meats and Representative
Ixmgworth of Ohio. Republican,
asked .
' Do you Democrats purpose to put
meat on the free list "'
"Yes," replied Kltchin Tm going
10 vote for it."
Representative James of Kentucky
Democrat, in the cross-examination
referred to the greater necessity for
conserving the interests of the poor
people than of conserving lumber."
The lumber schedule occupied a
little more than three hours' consid
eration l ater today the silk sched
ule wan taken up. with the Silk As
sociation oi America, comprising two
thirds of the silk industry of the
country represented its spokesman
was Horace B. Cheoney of South
Mauche.-tei Conn who urged reten
tion of the oroscnt silk tariff.
Gov. Shafroth Urges an
Amendment to State
Denver. Colo Ian 13 A constitu
tional amendment providing for a
"short ballot,' with all the executive
olficers of the state appointed by the
governor, was recommended to the
nineteenth general assembly of Colo
rado by .) F Shafroth, Its retiring
chief executive in his biennial mes
sage today. The governor called at
tention to the present headless ballot
law which he sas makes it difficult
for the voter to pass upon the merits
of the individual candidates for state
ofilces He added
"The governor general; is held re.
sponsible for the action of the entire
'executive department of the state,
and he ought to have officers in such
departments In sympath) with his
administration '
Among the other recommendations
made i Governor Shafroth. who was
designated bv the voters of the state
at the least election for United States
Benator are the following
Bank guaranty law, employes com
pensation act presidential prcicrence
primary elections, a law designed to I
lessen dancer of coal mine explosions
a state automobile tax for Improving!
highways, an appropriation of $10,000 i
for state representation at the San
Francisco and San Diego expositions
in 191.V
The governor asserted that the fed
eral government's conservation pol
Icy "has neen so detrimental as to
render development of our natural
resources almost Impossible
He urged legislation to prexent mo
nopoly of the natural resources of the
Trenton X. I , Jan. 13. President
elect Wilson proclaimed toda that
"the spirit of the country in the na
tional election demonstrated a unan
imity of progressive thought." and
announced that he expected to have
associated with him In office "only
progressives "
The governor was speaking at a
luncheon given to the New Jersey
electors by the Democratic state
committee "I shall thcrelore not be
acting as a partisan.' he rnniiiiue,;
"when I pick out progressives and
only progressives. I shall only be
acting the will of the people."
Ho said it was a pleasure to find
men's minds and purposes yielding to
the great Impulse f progressive
t hought
I "I do not foresee any serious di
vision of counsel in the Democratic
partj " he said. "On the contrary. I
see every evidence of solidarity.
Men who have hitherto not yielded
their Judgment to the movement of
the age now are everywhere Yield
ing "
After the luncheon the electors
went to the storehouse and cast their
fourteen ballots for WoodrOW Wilson
and ; ernor Marshall
Fit William McMaster Woodrow a
cousin of the governor, will be mes
senger to Washington with New ler- i
?ev s ballot Young Woodrow is a
senior at Princeton university
London lan 13 The British go -ernmenl
todav reversed us nan piai ed
on the reception of deputations of suf-
, , ttes and agreed to m U ome In
ihe bouse of commons a bodj ol work
ing women and the representativea ol
ihe Women's Social and Political un
lon next week.
Militant suffragettes i lalm that
r threats ol a teriy il --r the riots ;
in Parliament square were responsible
for the government's change ol heart.
Evansvllle. Ind.. Ian. 1.1 With the
, ,se Increasing at .3 fool an hour, with
the result of &e 8W';" 1,1 8rda3 i
,., M , , ,,,, the ii"'' 1"'r,J ,odiJ-v i"
ed 4'i 5 fec-t. Hundreds ot square mllei
In the bottom hiltJs ar inundated
three to twenty feel deep and proper
tj l08H WH run into a high figure.
Vv-ai weather forecast
! j
!!d " Second-class Matter at th- Postofflce, 0(71 V
Tells Story of Stealing
of Famous Archbold
Letters From Files
Washington, Jan. 13. A story of
how copies of letters from John U
krchbold to former Senator PorakeT
and other public men were taken
from the Stand nd uil company's ol
flee at 2i Broadway, New York, by
W VY Wlnkfleld and Charles Stump,
negro messengers employed by the
company, was told to the senate cam-'
paign funds Investigating committee I
today by Gilchrist Stewart, a negro
law clerk. Stewart said be was em
ployed b. Mr. Foraker to Investigate
''hetliei .-nam alleged photograph!!
opies of l tters published were for
Series Wlnkfleld was found in Chi
cago Stewart said and told him a
story of how he and Stump took Cop
ies of letters from the Standard Oil
flle3 and disposed of them to a repre
Bentatlve ol the New Yors American
While in Chicago on December 21,
Stewart d i la red he was kidna d b
gangsters, ' taken to the office of the
i hlcago Examiner and robbed of a
number of letters and papers Includ
ing two letters to him from former
Senator Foraker The witness gave a
In umstantial account of his efforts
to escape from the "gangsters," who
had searched the house in which he
was stopping, and of the alleged scene
in th- Examiner oftii .
Said They Were Policemen.
The men who kidnaped him, be
said told him they were policemen
exhibited what purported to be war
rams and attempted to make belle a
the Examiner office was a police sta
tion. Chairman Clapp read into the ret
orcl a translation furnished by John
I' Archbold, of a cipher telegram put
into evidence recently, with a number
of Ihe "Archbold letters'"
Telegram Translated.
The translation given out by thei
committee follows:
"2i". Broadway. New York. Septem
ber L'r.. Iftllti.
"Hon J. B. Sibley. Franklin. Pa.
' Ha v e returned here and will be i
glad to see you nt any time. Have
communicated with A. J Cassatt and
he will see us in Philadelphia. Pa,
if we so desire either Thursday or
Friday Will Charles Miller be here
this week"' (Signed l
City Charges Him With
Falsifying Record
of Birth
San Francisco. Jan 13. On com
plaint of the city board of health a
warrant was issued today for the
arrest of Dr V. Y Fraser or VYeav
erville, charging him with having
falsified a public record of birth. Dr.
Fraser certified that a son was born
on September I, IfHu to Charles
Eugene Edward Slingsby of a
wealthy English family and his
. American wife, Dorothy Morgan Cut
: ler Slingsby The complaint charges
that Dr Fraser was a partv to the
substitution of an Illegitimate child,
born to Lillian Anderson of Oeyser
ville. which Mrs Slingsby foisted
upon her husband ag his.
The SHnnsbvs are now In England
with the child, which they both as
; sert is theirs.
Boise, Ida.. Jan. 13 Progressive
members of the state legislature at a
confeience today discussed the advis
abllltj of introducing a resolution in;
the house of representatives provid
ing for the institution of Impeachment
proceeding a-ain-t the judges of ihe
Idaho supreme court No deimite con
clusion was reached.
The contemplated action Is the out
;rowtb of the fining and Imprison
ment for contempt of court of R. S.
Sheridan C. O Broxon and A R
Cl uzen
Washington. Jan. 13 The first for
mal move toward making the United
States naval station at Guantanamo.
Cuba was taken today when orders
were Issued designating a board of
officers of the army and aav to visit
j Guantanamo immediately for finally
approving or amending the elaborate
plans ot defense prepared by the joint
board upon data furnished by the
army and navy war colleges.
Yonkers, X. Y.. Jau i:!. With Its
nii.nmi inhabitants in convenience for
the past week by a complete tie-up
of Its trolley car service Yonkers saw
a ray of hope today in an order from
Governor Sulzer that the public serv
ice commission take a hand iu the
situation It is ch-claed that the com- j
mission has power to Impose a fine i
of 16,000 a dav In case a corporation!
! fails to obey its orders, and if such a
procedure were taken, it would be the
Hist tfme this authority nas been L I
applied in a strike .
The street car men quit because F A I
one non-union man had been employ- & )
cd ' in violation," as Governor Sulz'e-
declared In his order, "of what is p
conceded to he H pr(),)0). )lj(.s
President Frederick W W bitvldgc "of l
ihe companv said today that he K
seemed to ho between two fires, for, I .
while the commission threatened a t 1
One Of $5, a day if he did not run I I
the cars, he was also liable .to ;t fine y:V
of $.'.0 for every strike-breaker f'.
brought into the city according to a I''
local ordinance I I
All Telephones in British
Isles Pass Into Hands
of State
London. Jan. 13. The British gov
ernmenl Is to pay the National Tele- I
phone company ol the United King- j
tlom the sum or 162,576,230 or Its
property, according to a decision
reached by the railway and canal
commission, sitting as a court ot a. - v
bitratlon. 1
The whole oi Uie telephone system H
in the British isles passed into the R
hands oi the state on -January 1. I'nj f
The National Telephone company or- 1
iginally asked ?in",.ii.Mi,i)iiii foi its in- !
terests. but during the 73-day trial
Just ended this claim was reduced by
Washington, Jan. FJ The auto
matic revolver, after many years trial
being finally found tavor In the
army and having been adopted as the
Standard arm. the ordinance bureau
now has taken steps to embody the
same principle In the array rifle.
Circulars are to be sent inviting the
attention of American inventors to
this buI t and indicating the needl
"i the bureau in the points of sim
plicity, strength, durability and easi I
assembly of a semi-automatic shoul- I
der rifle. The calibre is to be about
30, and the magazine capacity eight
cartridges, though the department j
would welcome designs for trans
forming the present service rifle Into
a semi-automatic weapon, even
though its capacity is limited to five
OO ll
Newark. N J . Jan. 13 Joe J. Mc
Ginnlty, long a conspicuous figure in
baseball In ihe east, bade good-by :o
the "fans" here yesterday and Is on
his way to Tacoma, Wa6h., to take
charge of the Northwestern league I
dub there, which he purchased re-
For years McGinnitv was one of the kafl
stars of the major leagues and won
' the nickname of "Iron Man" by his
i willingness to pitch a game in every
series for his team and sometimes
double headers. For several years lie J
has had an interest in the Newark lf
'club of the International league, which
he sold out
Cincinnati, Jan. 13. The Ohio river
continued to rise steadily but more
slowly today, the stage at f o'clock I
being 61.2 feet The Government fore
caster predicted that the rise would
continue today and tomorrow and thai I
j probably a maximum sta-e of f. -t j
u on Id be reached. i
This prediction was made on the
assumption that there would be no I
more rain the next two days. I
li was estimated that 3000 persons I
bad been driven from their homes in
Cincinnati and the cities of Coving- 1
ton, Newport and Dayton, across the
river in Kentucky. M'ny factories
have been flooded and hundreds of
persons thiown out of work
Louisville, Ky., Jan 13. Police and
fire department employes, working to
move families from districts men
aced bj the Ohio river flood, were
cheered this morning by news that
the rise was less rapid than regit
lered last night While nearly 1 000
persons had been driven rrom their
homes today and the outlook was j
that this number would be doubled,
vet it was believed property damage
would not be as heavy as in previous j
record floods. j
Parkersburg. W. Va., .'an. 13. The J
Ohio river was stationary here this j
morning at forty-five feet. H
Washingloi, Jan 13 The weather j
bureau's flood bulletin today Bays:
"The Ohio river is falling at I'in
burg, hut continues to rise below- f
At Inclnnat Monday morning the J
st. me was I'll feet It feet above flood j
Btage Flood stage will be reached
at Cairo about Wednesday.
Washington. Tan. 13 The princl- H
pal trans-Atlantic Steamship lines.
haviim decided a few days ae to j
change their lanes of tr vel across fH
I the ocean, the naval hvdrographlc of
jfice ha- prepared and madS ready fur
distribution a supplement to its pilot H
charl published two weeks ago. The ,i
new charts show (he new routes.

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