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Iair today and tomorrow rising tempera
ture tomorrow light north to northeast winds
Number 27G
Massachusetts Governor
Galled to Washington
Believed Id Have Bain Offered Treas
ury Forlfolio
Enjoys Confidence and Friendship
of President Who Expressed
Most Sinoero Regret When In
formed of Mr Gagos Intantion to
Itotiro From tho Cabinet
Winthrop Hurray Crane Governor of
Massachusetts was the first caller at tfco
White House jesterda arriving at 7 13
a m and taking breakfast with the Pres
Governor Crane by singular coincidence
came from New Ycrk on the same tiain
with Secretary Cage lea vine there at cild
niht Tlic Governor vcnt to the Atllng
tou Hotel where he registered In an in
fniioslmally small hand V M Crane
Dilton ilcEs Tlien he called a cab and
The early blra catches the worm It Is
raid and the significance of Mr Cranes
early breakfast at the White House is
that he may have caught the
of the Treasury if not for himself
then for some other good New England
1rcsldent Roosevelt has determined to
go to that section of the country for a
succersor to Secretary Gage and for sev
eral days he has been asking New Eng
land Congressmen about Governor Crane
end about other New Englanderj who
have special qualltoatlons as business
men rmd financiers
Ilcllcie He A J 1 1 Accept
The result or yesterdays carjy confer
ence was that Governor Crane now has
UEttec ccncldcration the question of
whether he could so arrange his political
and business affairs asto accept the Sec
retaryship of the Treasury II it should he
formally offered to him
The few persons who knew of his visit
here and Its import have the Impression
that iho Governor will succeed ir doing
this Mr Crane Is an able business man
end c politician of the Henry C Payne or
der He is to be Inaugurated for his sec
ond term as Governor January 1 but that
ceremony would not necessarilj be inter
fered with If it should be decided that he
is to go into the Cabinet as Secretary
Gages formal resignation is cot jet
handed in and could be made to take ef
fect at such time as would be agreeable
to Governor Craac and his political obli
Mr GuRefi Retirement
Secretary Gage a short time ago In
formed the President of his Intention to
retire from the Cabinet before the end of
the present winter and it Is now the Sec
retarys purpose to present his
formally In writing within the next
thirty days
Until a short time ago It was Mr Gages
Intention to remain in the Cabinet for an
indefinite period and perhaps until the
end of President Roosevelts Administra
tion This intention was not changed by
the offers which he received to become
the executive head of large financial In
stitutions In New York and Chicago
Ilntterlngr Offer iKiiorfil
He never seriously considered the nat
tering offer made some weeks ago by a
large corporation In New York and he
nccr bad any idea of residing in that
city His position In regard to that offer
remains unrhanged The opportunity of
fered to him of becoming president of a
bank in Chicago was also not considered
He has not yet decided definitely In re
gard to his plans for the future
His withdrawal from the Cabinet was
not suggested directly or lndlrcttl by
President Roosevelt nd he had his full
confidence and esteem as an official Sec
retary Gages close friends know how
ever that he has not occupied the stme
Intimate personal relation to the
that one or two other members of
the Cabinet have enjoyed and while Mr
Roosevelt has valued his sen Ices and re
spected his ability he has rot been drawn
to hint in the strong personal way that he
has IfCen attached to some men who arc
hit ilosc advisers
Only LnplriiKant liilsodc
The only lack of harmony between the
President and the Secretary of the Treas
ury occurred at the time of the selection
of Senator Stranahan for collector at New
Ycrk was announced The President did
not consult Mr Gage In the matter and
did not oven inform him of his intuition
to appoint Mr Stranahan The Secretary
was hurt by thl3 omission although he
Mas willing to accept with good grace the
defeat of Collector Uidwcll for whom he
tod a rtrong personal regard
Secretary Cage haB become tired of tho
persistent repot Is that he would resign
and of the friction which has conMamly
occurrcd In the administration of the cus
toms service at the port of New York He
knew some lime ago that he would be
thoroughly vindicated In the controversy
over Appraiser Wakcman and be was
gratified by the prompt action of the
President in this matter jestcrday
Aiinctcil by Jtnmorw
He has tho feeling however that ho
ought not to remain in the Cabinet and
subject the President to the annoyance of
hearing reports that he Is to resign or
that he ought to resign or that the Presi
dent wants him to resign When he stat
ed his intention to withdraw the Presi
dent expressed much more than a merely
formal regret for bis contemplated action
rjid the Secretary l perfectly satisfied of
the Presidents good will
If the prcssurelor the Secretarys with
drawal were greater he would be less
disposed to resign He has repeatedly
said thai he would not go out of the Cab
inet unless the President desired It Hut
lie docs not know of any movement of re
sponsible pen ons against him
Itnrllcr Itcnortx Crc nudlctn
7i u uiu u that none
rxrept the most recent reports of Mr
Gages withdrawal huJ nn foundation
qlZ io Unllliuorc nail Ilrturn Via
n O II 11 tRlurdny nml Nuiidaj
Jlcccmlfr II snd K Tlilt J good ictnnlnr un
til iiufcday CucJ s all lijloi except
tlojul LV lltL
The reports of that Und were not true n
the time of the offer from a largo New
York corporation It has been his Inten
tion until within the last two or three
weeks to continue indefinitely and it was
only a short time ago that he decided to
leave tho Cabinet before the end of this
As late as yestcrdaj some of the closest
personal friends of Mr Gage denied that
he would resign and he told his recent
intention cnly to the President and to
tvo or three other persons tilth whom he
has the most intimate personal relations
Mr llrt in Remain
The announcement jestcrday that Sec
retary Ha has no Intention of leaving
the Cabinet and that President Roosevelt
would not consent to hli retirement un
der any circumstances was made officially
although not over the Secretarys signa
ture and Is understood to mean just what
it sajs So far as any present Intention
goes the Srcretary will remain at the
brad of the Stato Department Indefinitely
Secretary Long will not resign nt pres
ent of course no matter what he may
do later and there I therefore no Im
mediate proFpcct of further Cabinet
Cosfcip Wifint Mr IlltrlirorL
Secretary of the Interior Hitchcock Ik
tho next man select by the Cadnet
posslpcrs to valk the plank The belief
is general that he Is so little In touch
with the people of tho West with the
care of whose Interests he Is especially
charged and so Utile knonn to Repub
licans generally that the President will
be glad to replace him
The fact is however that the personal
relations of the President and Secretary
Hitchcock are very close They ai warm
personal friends It fact and It Is not safe
therefore to assume that Mr H tchcock
will lcae tLe Cabinet at an early day
Itnol WIImiii inn leiio
As for Secretarj of War Hoot Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson and Attorney
General Knox It Is the general opinion
that they will remain until lie end of
the chapter if they desire to do so
Iteccnt Morm Ilns Prnctlonlly Tied
III intlirnclte ItcKlon
NEW YORK Dec 29 Railroad men
here an 3 In Philadelphia say that the
serious lamagc done by recent stonas to
the railroads in Pcnnsyrania especially
the Reading and Lehigh Valley has prac
tically tied up a portion of the anthracite
coal region and there etc fears that a
partial coal famine may result
Because of the scarcity of coal at Jersey
City and Camden the Pennsylvania Rail
road gave orders at South Amboy tods
to seize all unmarked cars containing coal
and to convert their content to the uses
of tho road without regard to the ship
The railroad will of course foot all the
Heron Iiu n Mnke Iiiterji llatlnn on
MiliJcct of I nrlitngr
ROME Dec 20 Baron Kara
to the United States questioned
the Government In the Senate today re
garding the recent ljnching of Italians at
Erwin Miss He said he regretted that
the guilty rartles had not been discov
ered He recalled President McKlnlejs
suggestion on the occasion of the Talulah
lynchlngs that the Federal law should
protect foreigners
Slgnor Prineltl Minister of Foreign Af
faire responding to Baron Fava said that
the Italian Government and diplomatists
had done everything possible la tho mat
ter and they had been assisted by the
United States but the reticence of wit
nesses had defeated justice
Slgnor Prlnctti caused a sensation
among bis hearers who did net under
stand the formula by declaring the grand
Jurys verdict was that the lynchlngs were
done by the will of God
He added that Italy would renew her
protests In the hope of obtaining satis
faction He had expressed confidence that
the United States would prevent such
lynchlngs In the future remarking how
serious It was that the United States ad
mitted Its Inability to maintain U en
gagements In conformity with interna
tional treaties
Although the United Stales had made
no written reply It had admitted that the
Italian claims were well founded and had
promised to consider them in the most
careful way
The Government was actuated by the
principle that Italy should ensure to hr
subjects a bread effective protrclon
Mjalcrj Surround Mnimrr In Iilcli
rnlnl IMtise Was Ixnlfed
Girl Icllrrl lie
lint Icirot
lian Vlckers a student at Brjn Mawr Col
lege met death in a borrlblo form today
Her bod covered with alcohol caught
Ore In some manner and she ag roasted
alive before the ejes of a number of her
Her roommate said that Miss Vickers
arose about P oclock and went Into a
bathroom ncai by Half nn hour later
she ran out into the corridor all aflame
screaming for help
Inablr i Cheek Iliiine
Several students threw blankets over
her but the flames continued to burn un
til she fell Medical asslstanto was sum
moned but it was impossible to save her
She died In five hours
It naB said at the college that Miss
Ickcrs recently declared she was suffer
ing from leprosy Her friends tried to
dispel the idea but she persisted In the
delusion and tried many remedies A few
davs ago she had been told that to wash
In alcohol would effect a cure
The Tinseilj n MjMcrj
After the accident a Lottie partly filled
with alcohol was found In the bathroom
There was ro light In the room and how
the alcohol caught fire Is n mystery
It was said by a student that Miss Vlck
ers may have set fire to the nlcohol de
liberately with the Intention of ending
her life or of burning out the disease
This theory the college authorities de
Miss Vlckers was hbout nineteen years
old and had been nt Brwn Mawr nearly
three years Her home was In Loa n
gclcs Cal
Vorfolk A- tVnlilnetnu Mcnmliont Co
Delightful trip lllr t C CO p m from fott
Tth rt Io Old Point Ctmtml Norfolk Viricll
Bcadi nd JCewpoit New Se d Ktc S
Ilynna lluliic Collect- Otli and K
Lojtitii Subtthuid year
Big Part of Census Work
Brought to an End
Nearly 0000000 Farm Cards and
Over IIG500000 Crop Cards
Punched During tho Year Some
Remarkable Records Achiovcd
by tho Young Women
The last crop card of the Twelfth Cen
sus was punched yesterday afternoon just
before oclock This completes the
punching for the agricultural division
jnd marks another step toward the finish
The task Just finished was begun De
cember 13 1900 when the first agricul
tural card was punched by Miss Newman
About SSO cards were punched that day
From that time the force on the work was
Increased until nt its height in the sum
mer about 230 punchers were cmplojed
In October and November by transfer to
other work or by discharge the force
gradually dwindled until jestcrday only
firtelsht clerks were punching This
little hand had been working under pres
sure nil the week with all leaves of ab
sence canceled and tho alternative of
working until 5 oclock or punching JOOC
cards bfore e oclock
cnrl IOOUO lnrni
The work thus completed Includes one
card for each farm In tho United States
J73S4C8 These so called farm cards give
the acreage whether owned or rented
value of farm buildings Implements
amount expended for fertilizers labor
The bulk of the work has been on the
crop cards Thcso number 118572 21
averaging It will be seen a little ovr
twenty to each farm The system cf pro
motions adopted In the population punch
ing where tidO was Jie highest salary
was extended to a gridc i SCOO a cir
for an average of 2200 crop tdnls a day
The work In charge of Mr Momscn and
Mr 1L W Mcrrlam wns carried on lth
a very high degree of accuracy No pro
motions were mado where errors
one half of 1 per tent and slariei
were promptly reduced for nn excessive
amount of errors
r uiiic 1iiiieliliic Ilrcnrl
Whn the work was well under Ty record-breaking
became common At first
4000 cards a da was very remarkable
From this the record crept up ly degrees
until It -was held in succession by Miss
Warren of Kansas ZtZo cards Miss
Waltz South Dakota 5507 Miss Hollo
ran New York CM7 Miss Summers
Michigan 55SJ and Miss E M Ilea
Maryland who punched CC15 December
19 one day before the work was finished
The close of tho work esterda was
marked by a little burst of gayety In
which discipline was relaxed for a fflw
minutes Clerks chatted and exchanged
autographs It wns characteristic of the
way In which the census Is beln earrled
on that the punchers finished their task
with a workman standing colons fash
ion on tho desk dismantling llw electric
lights while another thump 1 nt the
floor near their feet loosening eno Jrks
Ten minutes after four the esk v no
out of tho way and the floor cleared for
another kind of vork
loun Vlnn t nilcr Arrest Chnrncil
AVIlIi IlefrAtKlliiK Investors
William C Wakefield twenty three
years old was arrested at his homo hero
last night charged technically with lar
ceny A long string of indictments Is
hanging over WaVcficld on similar
The joung man has been Interested In
copper speculation and conducted offices
in New York and Boston upon a lavish
calo Wakefield Is alleged by Mrs II T
Porter of Frnmlngham who invested
JJeco with him to have used the auto
graph of Admiral Dewey In floating a
Spanish war loan coupling Deweys
name with that of the Spanish Minister
Deweys signature was obtained through
the Admirals declining an Invitation to
visit Framingham at the time of his re
ception In Boston
Mrs Porter beany suspicious when
she receives no returns from her Invest
ment and wrote to Admiral Dewey who
replied that he knew nothing of the
scheme An Indictment was then found
Ilnltllitoro nntl ehlcfiKo Ilfirliim nll
eil In Constitution
DETROIT Dec 20 General Algers
condition has remained unchang d today
and the operation decHcd upon jesteday
has been postponed until tomorrow An
other consultation will be held tomorrow
morning and Drs William Osier of Bal
timore and F W Mrccr of Chicago
havo been called by telegraph to advise
with Dr Jennings Shurley Iongicar the
generals Detroit physician
Dr Osier attended General Alper during
his long Illness while Secretary of War
Mrs Charles B Pike of Chicago and Mrs
William E Bailey of Philadelphia daugh
ters of the gem ral have nrrlved at the
Alger home
nnionl Orderril o Proceed to
otulir lllos
COLON Dec 20 The United States
gunboat Marietta w 11th is now lure Las
ben ordered to proceed to Nombre d2
DIos and will sail for that port night
The Colombian gunloat General Pinion
will take troors to the same place
The local situation is rjuiet The rnly
uarshlp t nt wilt i cmaln here is the
lirnch cruiser D12etrcc3
Denth of lril Ilillri Justice
BOSTON Dec 20 Hon Isaac Story
the oldest police justice In VXassachusetts
died late last night at his home In Satn
erville aged eighty three cars Judge
Story was a grandson of Dr Ellsha Story
one of the Boston tea party Indians
and also descended from other Revolu
tionary heroes He taught school for
some time prior to IS 13 In Terry NclIs
Eastern Siicre Md
Give 1 tmr lml IrlemlH Willis
- l nl 1LI In n3 n lwilldl
more accrMabl3 to ladies llian dainty
t t lltim lirtnlrftj flmnllAl
and curaiiifU Vnt anjwlir by Mali or cjptet
Tjro toiw CM XiLth and Wi C btrceta
lliislnesY leu Support Isllnmtei of
The recent action of tho Secretary of
the Treasury In recommending that the
District CommlssiortTS cut down tho esti
mates submitted by them several weeks
ago to Congress In their annual report
was the subject of a special meeting held
In the Bond Building last night by the
Business Mens Association ct this city
From the statements expressed by
various prominent merchauts at last
nights session It 13 evidenlly the Inten
tion of the busluos men not only to
stand by the Commi isoners and their es
timates but also to do all In their power
to havo larger appropriations made for
the National Capital
Tho president of the assoclstlbc Mr
Uyrenfortb preside and many members
of the organization wero present
The association decided to appoint a
special committee which wduld go per
sonally before the Houso and Scnato Ap
propriation Committees and endeavor to
Impress the members of the two commit
tees with tho needs or tho District The
entire board o directors of the associa
tion was finally selected as tho special
committee Those serving on the special
commltteo arc Messis R P Andrews
Barry Bulkier James F Oyster E II
Droop Chapln Brown J Dovle Carmodr
W II Dancnhower M DyrcnTth George
12 Emmons W F Gude William Hahn
Thomas O Hensey V Baldwin Johnson
W S Knox John Leetch Allison Nallor
jr S C Palmer F K Raymond II P
Saul L M Saunders II G Schafor O O
Staples C II Symc T I Walsh II l
lJi nevcs Tlint Department Cnn He
Solf SiiKtnlnlnnr TJironpIi
Iteforms Vit ti Spoils
Pnllllclnii i
MILWAUKEE Dec 20 Iftnry C
Tayne the newly appointed Postmaster
General says he hopes to see ptnny pos
tage In the near future Discussing his
department he said today
The whole tendency of the Administra
tion of tho Postoffkc Department ess been
to seek to bring i c cost of operation be
low the revenue and thus mko the scr
icc self sustaining
Cutting Off Irnmi
There has been an endeavor to ctjt oft
tnc irauas in tn j sccond cias jnatteri
Fake newspapers and magaxjnes and
others which have sought to get inumler
the pound rate have been cntff with
the endeavor to let the hnCjuf to the
legitimate journals It shall inj en
deavor to work out the frultisc Tf that
policy Perhaps wc shall heyconslder
our postage service on a rlghr fcsis until
penny postage has been established and
I trust that may be done some time In the
near future
A JJiiHtcr ot ttcriinl
With regard to my record hre ho
continued when I was postmaster the
civil service rule was enacted but did not
applv to offices of the Milwaukee
exept upon application ot the
I applied for and had tho Milwaukee
pofltoffice placed under tho civil service
I think I was responsible for Vie passage
f the law which placed the fire and po
lice departments under tho civil service
I speak of this because as you know I
have been called n spoils politician
Mentnslilp Compniilcs 1nllc Afrnlnst
mv IViIernl Customs Act
BERLIN Dec 20 The action of the
captains of the North German Lloyd
steamships Prlnz Regent Lultpold and
Ncckar which led to their detention by
the Australian cuBloms officials on tho
charge that they had broken custom house
seals placed on their ships stores was
duo to orders the captains had received
from their owners whoreftp ed to ac
knowledge mc power of the authorities to
forbid the breaking ot sonl3 when vessels
are outside the International three mile
The directors of the North German
Lloyd Steaiurhip Company arc authority
for the statement that In convenience ot
the action of the Australian authorities In
holding up steamcra and refusing clear
ances under the new Federal customs law
where the -seals on stores have been
broken up between ports of the Federa
tion all lines trading with Australia have
agreed to fight the measure
The dlrtctors will bring the matter to
the attention or the privy council
Mlstro lienrtliroUen Over IllinK
lnn of Old Scrvnnt r
RICHMOND Va Dec 20 Mi Teresa
L Duane of Pulaski lies In serious
condition from grief over the hanging of
er old family servant Cicero Harris at
Bristol this morning
Governor Tyler with whom Mrs Duane
had pleaded dally ever since tat old negro
was sentenced to bo hangcu received a
telegram early this muming from Pulaski
saying that Mrs Duane was bordering on
nervous rrostrallon nnd that ficr condi
tion had become alurming f
The telegram causes the Governor the
greatest concern The fact that he eoiiM
not conscientious save one life may bo
the rauso of tin loss of another
llirec MorUitien Kllleil nml four
teen or llorp Injun il
PITTSBURG Dec 20 By a boiler ex
plosion in the Black Diamond Sled Works
this morning three men wcr killed and
fourteen more injured Tho management
says that all but one of tho workmen
John Weltz arc accounted for the work
men say that a seal eh of the ruins will re
veal at least six more bodies
Four boilers eompose the batter that
exploded They were In the ttn lncli mill
At 4 15 a in Ihejfour boilers let go re
ducing the building to n heap of brskrn
timbers and twisted iron and piling the
debris scvcuty lW feet high
About liO men Were ip the mill When
the report was heard the uninjured fuught
with and trampled on rich ether In their
efforts to escape
InuM to Trnln Clilimr Troops
PEKING Dec 20 Yuan Shlh Kal Vice
roy of Chill has engaged Japanese offi
cers to train his l ccps
Tor Hollilit 12xrurlnn Tickets
r li c j t i imi l 1131
New Ticrt Avenue
Strenuous Objection on Part
oi Fellow Employes
Thoir FiveDaughtors Also Employ
ed and Drawing Good Salaries in
Q P O Bureau Printor Married
Fivo Years TJnmaakod by Tricks
of Misohiovous Wife
Numerous complaints hare been made ot
late especially by employes of tho Bureau
of Engraving and Printing and the Gov
ernment Printing Office on aceount of the
manner in which places arc filled and the
alleged false statements made by those
who seek employment in order to secure
a desired position
It is stated on good authority that there
arc several men employed at the Bureau
ot Engraving and Printing at salaries
which ran up Into the thousands whose
wives arc also wage earners at the same
Institution being entered on the pay
rolls under their maiden names or aa
Never Speak- While nt AVork
The same complaint Is mado in rcard
to tho Government Printing Office -
it Is said a number of men are employed
whose whet are earning large salaries In
other Govcn ment departments It Is also
alleged thit five sisters are working in
tha Government Printing OTice whose
father is a clerk at the Patent Office
while his wife is also employed In the
same office It Is further alleged that this
couple In order to allay suspicion havo
nover been seen to converse at the oflice
and that Ihey do not arrive or depart
from the office In company although liv
ing together
lllssntlKfncllnit IVitlesiirrml
The practice of employing whole fam
lllca at high salaries to the detriment of
other equally capable employes has cre
ated considerable dissatisfaction at both
tho Bureau of Engraving and Printing and
the Government Printing Office
Hen Milton E Ailea Second Assistant
Secretary of the Treasury and supervisor
of the affairs of the Bureau of Engraving
and rrinting was seen by a Times re
porter yesterday In regard to the alleged
existing conditions at that institution
and Trcniptly admitted
knowledge in two instanced both man
and Ifo were cmolovedat fbi hnront
tin onef these cases J1stIdMr Alleb
mc iiuauana is drawing a salary of JZSCO
a year aa an engraver while the wife
draws a minor salary In the same depart
ment In the other the huuband Is a
printer and bis wife Is in the same depart
Increnseil Work llrokc Itulos
The conditions at the Bnrcan et En
graving and Printing are vastly different
from any of the other Government depart
ments Within tho past year the force
has been Increased from 19G0 to 2700 to
meet the demand for the double amount of
notes that has been turned out Where
up to a year ago the maximum output of
these notes was but 72 packages a day tho
maximum has within the year reached 126
packages a day and the Bureau 13 kept
uusy uuring tnc entire twenty rour hours
In order to meet the demand for notes tho
force in the office of the Secretary ot the
Treasury where the pink seal is put on
nnd the notes separated has been aug
mented by a night force
The force employed at tho Bureau of
Engraving and Printing Is a
one which Is due to tho fat that
half the force Is made up of young women
whoso salaries are taken out of the print
ers and engravers stipends and are at
most but nominal
Poor Positions for Iris
They start In at a salary of 123 a day
After working six months they receive
J150 a day and nt the end of two cr three
years service they are Increased If they
arc among the fortunate ones to 175 a
day But they arc not In the line of pro
motion and the beat they can expect Is a
salary of Z per diem after serving sir
For this reason and this clone the
force of joung women employed U the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Is a
non apportioned one The force Is drawn
exclusively from the District and tha ter
ritory immediately tributary to the Dis
trict as It would be an utter Impossibility
to Induce young women to come here from
Ohio Indiana Missouri or any of the dis
tant States to work tor such salaries
with no chance for promotion
Again the women employed at the bu
reau work with the printers and engrav
ers and It would not he the least bit sur
prising If a dozen or n score ot them are
married to tho men with whom they oro
daily employed but such cases eome to
light only when the young woman iidcrs
her resignation to take up tho duties of
domestic life
A Too Plii fill Wife
A woman employed In the electrical
press room had for somo time been guilty
of blowing a tin whistle while at woi
and those in charge ot the presses be
lieving that something was the matter
would shut down the power and make
diligent search for the supposed friction
The girl was finally detected and sus
pended pending an investigation I per
sonally Investigated the affair and find
ing that she had acted merely in a spirit
of mischief I recommended that she be
returned to work but to the prcs3 rom
where there wero no electrical presses
and where she was obliged to staud up
while at work
Imaglno my surprise when several
weeks later a friend of mine who Is not
employed In any of tho depirtments came
up nnd thanked mo for what I had done
for his wife When I asked him who his
wife wnc he named the oung woman who
had blown the tin whistle nnd when I
asked how long he had been married his
reply was Why for the past five years
Returning to the two married couple3
employed at the bureau the wife of thp
engraver was employed ut the outbreak
of the Spanish American war when wc
needed every eligible to as t In getting
out the wnr rcvenuo stamps She had
previously been employed nt tho bureau
was an experienced hand and therftore
was put to work
Ireoiicntj Cnnnot Itc Helped
As for the wife cf the printer In ques
tion certain rondttlonn enter Into her
at the Burca But these arr the
only two Instances nt vhleb I am cog
nizant where tcaa Jwl wlf arc employed
at tho Bureau ycl Si I havo stated a
score of tho young women employed may
be married to the very men ttey are
working with without our knowing It
-Mr P W Palmer the Public Printer
when approached on the mater made c
eareful invcstigatlcn of the pay rolls of
the Government Printing Office but they
did not show five sisters emplcyed
Thonly way In which It can bo delect
ed when a number from tho same family
Is employed In tho Government Printing
Office said Mr Palmer Is through an
Inspection of the civil servlco examina
tion papers on file with the Civil Service
the Prnctlee
Personally I have discouraged the pol
icy of employing more than two members
ot one family unless there are three or
more applicants from the same family
who have the same number of families
dependent upon them for support
Wc do not permit a man and his wife
to work here and In the event ot a mar
riage between two of our employes one or
the other must resign This Is Impera
tive In ono Instanco that I recall It was
the man who resigned while his wife re
mained but this was due to the fact that
the woman was drawing a day salary
while the man received but 2 per day
So far aa we know no five sisters are
employed In the office and I may add
that It would not be tolerated If such a
case were brought to my attention or I
discovered the situation As for tho
parents of employes of the Government
Printing Office being employed In other
Government offices that Is a matter orcr
which I have no jurisdiction
Itusslit May Anlii Mh Protect to
the Sultan
COLOGNE Dec 30 A Berlin despatch
to the Cologno Gazette says the num
ber of Armenians who are fleeing from
Turkish territory Is dally becoming
Their condition 13 terrible Many show
signs of shocking maltreatment
The paper instances the cases of a boy
of thirteen who htd his tongue cut out
and his toes slashed through and of bent
old men with their backs covered with
The haples3 wretchc3 declare that the
robbery and murder of Armenians arc
everyday occurrence ot which no notice
is taken by Turkish officials
The Garotte adds tint If the state
ments arc substantiated Russia will onco
more protest strongly to the Saltan
Wflltaiiifttclipll ArrnntrcM n onsci
With SHsiieniler Frns
tratel by Follow Prisoner
ij 5 J nivliiK tlfoAlarin vJ
It was not his fault that William Mitch
ell colored failed to die yesterday Is a
cell at the First precinct station
A suspender strap was the means r nd
hanging the method by which Mitchell at
tempted to end his life He wa3 drunk
While In cell No 4 where he was put
following his arrest by Policeman Mc
Qtiade at noon the negro fastened the
suspender about bis neck He tied the
other end to the crossbars ot his cell
door nnd swung off
lelenv Prisoner lien Alitrut
In an adjoining cell to that of Mitchell
wo3 a negnAiamed Fred Perkins charged
with theft He heard groans and moans
from the cell ot Mitchell He paid no at
tention at first to the strange sounds
They continued and he became alarmed
Then he called aloud
Policeman Snyder heard the cries of the
negro and went into the cell room He
discovered Mitchell swinging In his cell
and cut him down more dead than alive
Doctors were summoned and the man was
soon out of all danger
Troublesome feir Police
Somo months ago Mitchell made much
trouble at the Emergency by offering to
fight everybody he met He was sent
there by the police for treatment for
some trifling wound lie fought Police
man HibI and It took five policemen to
arrest him
Isabel Vessel and Ida Ford colored
are complainants against Mitchell They
say he struck them yesterday at 323 Thir
teenth Street
Cnrollnn Sieiantors Amtttion to I nltc
27orttl nntl 3nntli
BINGHAMTON N Y Dec 23 United
Statcj Senator J L McLaurin In an au
tograph letter to tho Dlngbaraton Hoard
ot Trade say3 the one great aim ot his
life is to unite the North and the South
In business political and soctl matters
that for years he has been planning this
nnd Is bending ever energy in this direc
The statement is made In reply to an
Invitation to be present at the board ot
trade banquet and in Ills communication
he says
When the North and South fully un
derstand each other they will sco that
their greatest and highest aims are alons
tho same lines To unite tho two sec
tions Is a life work that a man can well
devole his energies to and It can be more
quickly accomplished by a cordial Inter
change of opinions and friendly discussion
of tho seeming different points of view oa
great national questions
Presidents ptlon Ite nlt of Senator
1flrukrrs Mum
The nomination of Mr George P Dun
ham of Wilmington Ohio to be Auditor
for the Interior Department was with
drawn by tho President Thursday This
is tho first nomination to be withdrawn
although many have been the subject of
bitter controversies between Senators
Mr Dunham was a prominent figuro In
Ohio politics for years and ras arrayed
against Torakcr lit the party fights He
had however the support of Senator
Hanna and of Representative Hlldehrand
of Ohio nephew to Mr Dunham who
lives In Wilmington
Mr Dunham wns appointed Auditor dur
ing the cummer recess by President Mj
Kinlev When Mr Roosevelt became
Prcsl he agreed not to disturb Mr
Dunha oauso of his desire to esceur
the wii I his predecessor in tho mat
ter of as far as evpri sscJ
b him Senator Poraker not only held
up the appointment but threatened to
secure- Its rejection by the Senate
ijltn to Baltimore ami Return tJ15
VI u Conns lvnnlu Il ittruiut
T tl nn V Sjl iftllV Wld huihlj Of U
ber II and ti limitcu to return initl Jforjljy
nrcrndr 3 All t alaa tiscfrt Cuutujiojal
L -
Price One Cent
Secretary Long to Approve
Schley Report Today
Runored Cabinet Discussion of Pol
itical Features of Case
Controversy OfflcIaUy Cloa3d In
All But the Letter of Formal De
cision Schleys Pray or Donicd
and Sampsons Protest Isnored
Arbitration Board May Bo Asked
The Sampson Schley controversy Is offi
cially closed as far as tho Navy Depart
ment is concerned in all but tho letter of
the final decision Secretary Long It was
stated authoritatively last night has de
cided to deny tho prayer of counsel for
Admiral Schley that the majority findings
of the Naval Court of Enquiry be disap
proved The SeCTctary has also decided
It Is stated on the same authority to Ig
nore tha protest mado by Admiral Samp
son against the Dewey minority report
The case will not be reopened and the
verdict of the Secretary will stand as offi
WIH Not Reopen Cnsc
The finii decision It Is stated will bo
announced today and will be equally un
welcome to both sides It had been hoped
by counsel for Admiral Schley that tho
findings of the court would lie remitted to
the court for reconsideration It was also
demanded by the attorneys for Admiral
Sampson that the minority report be dis
approved on the ground that it goes be
yond the scope of the Investigation and
touches upon matters foreign to the pre
cept In both cases Secretary Long wilt
give the same reply Ho refuses to re
open the case and In other words ap
proves the findings of tho court as sub
This marks tho official end of ono ot the
most noted naval controversies on record
Dlcnrtt Iie Cabinet
nt Jf
iiii euumei met yesteroay ana tne
Schley case it Is stated was oace mare
aucusseu secretary juqng suomltteuCe
exceptions tiled by Schey3 counsel and
aho Sampsons protest It Is stated that
the tenor of the Secretarys formal reply
refusing to remit the proceedings and
finally approving the findings of the Court
of Enquiry was also discussed and agreed
One rumor of many which was current
yesterday In connection with the case had
It that the Cabinet laformally talked over
the Schley boom for the Presidency In
1001 in view of alleged urgent demands
made upon the President by Republican
Senators that he approve Admiral Dew
ey s minority report or disapprove the
entire findings of the court that the con
troversy might not bo used for campaign
It was rumored that the retirement uf
Secretary Long as a natural result of
such proceeding was suggested to the
President as preferable to the alternative
ot permitting the Democrats to make cap
ital out of the case
The President Is said to havo decided to
abide by the decision of the court and
sustain Secretary Long in approving the
Innritof Arbitration
It was announced yesterday that Ad
miral Schley and his ccrn3el will ap
peal to President Roosevelt to sanction
the appointment of s board of arbitra
tion to pass on the case the boards de
cision to be final Tho scheme calls for
the sIccton of three arbitrators one by
President Roosevelt one by Admiral
Sampson and one by Admiral Schley
They are to review all the evidence When
they have done this they o report
fully their findings and opinion from
which there shall be no appeil
Wilt Ve to Vle e Admirals Mill
Should Congress pass the hill promoting
Sampson Schley and Captain Clark to the
grade of vice admiral it hi said that It will
be vetoed by the President on the ground
that It seeks to interfere wltn the ex
clusive right of tho Executive to make
nominations and by and with the advice
and consent of tha Senate to make ap
pointments No President has ever per
mitted Congress to lnfrtngs on this right
Hentjr to Se llley Ilxcentloni
The reply to Rear Admiral Schleys ex
ceptions to the verdict ot the court was
received by Secretary Long yesterday aft
ernoon from Judge Advocate Lemly and
Solicitor Hanna In it Admiral Schley la
accused cf having perverted the facts in
his statement of what the court reported
and healso Is held to havo beenlnaceurato
and misleading in holding that only a por
tion of the court condemned him
In discussing the objections the fe2
Iowng language is used
It is somewhat difficult to deal with
this paper on account of Its general and
nou spcclfle character and sweeping
though unsupported assertion of opin
iou by the applicant and his counsel
that iu their Judgment tho adverse flnel
ing of the court Is not jusliHed by tho
evidence Tho paper might be discussed
as simply a not unexpected expression ot
dissatisfaction with an advorso Judgment
but for the fact that It contains a number
of misstatements and particularly 2ias
woven throughout It structure an nac
eurate and misleading use of the wordj
majority of tho court
Ilndlnirs nstnlillslied l I2ldence
The findings of fact and tho opjnioa
of tho coijrt upon the nmv important and
material points cached by a
majority of the member- uiy but by tho
entire court Tho roints of tho precept
upon which all tho members of the court
unite appear to be Incoatrovcrtihly estab
lished by the evidence It Is not under
stood how any other ioncluslou3 cculd
have been reached by them and they coo-
ImIhhb nt ttm Ml
OC CS5iiiai vuvo -
tire matter under euquirr
Ipoa tho substantial matters covered
bv th enquiry the court is united and
Its finiiags are unanimous they aro sus
taucl ty ti IrmpcicheJ and
pcaehall t trjony ot Schleys brother
nlUrc no
ty ofllc
and by
d with and under hlni
I tters and reports
veral vesrds of
tCo ijI on icrd Tajv

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