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No. 179
Vote on Question of Guilt or Innocence Is 68
to 7—Balloting Is Continued on All
the Other Counts
Washington, Jan. 13.—Judge Robert W. Archibald, of
the commerce court, was today found guilty by the sen
ate, sitting as a court of impeachment, of having misused
his office and his power as judge, for personal gain. He
was convicted of the first count i
charge the senate voted (>S to 7.
assured his removal from 1 lie ben
oeeded to vote on the other 12 counts. At the trial the ac
cused man admitted practically ('very one of the charges
brought against him. but protested in defense that none
the 13. On this first
Although this verdict
l, the senate then pro
was wrongful or corrunt.
\ote mi the lirst count was as
conviction Ashurst, Banklnad,
Bourne, Brandegee. Bristow,
Bryan, Burton, Chamberlain,
Clark of Wyoming, Clark of
as, Crane, Crawford, Culberson,
. Cummins, Curtis, Dixon, Du
'I et cher, Fas
1 er, Gal linger, Gore,
Croîtra Hitchcock, Johnson of Maine,
Jones, Kenyon, La Folletle, Lippitt,
Dodge. McCumbcr, McLean, Martin,
Marline, Meyers, Nelson, Neulands,
o'Gorman, Owen, Page Perkins, Perky,
Poind« y ter, Pomerene, Heed, Richard -
non, Hoot, Sanders, Shively. Simmons,
Smith of Georgia, Smith of Maryland,
Smith of Arizona, Smoot, Stephenson,
Stone, Sutherland, Swanson, Thornton,
Tillman. Townsend, Warren, Wetmore,
Williams, Works.
Against—Burnham, Catron, Oliver,
Payntcr and Penrose.
Absent or not voting- Bacon, Brad
ley, Briggs, Chilton, Dillingham, Fall,
Gamble, Gardener, Guggenheim, Heis
keli of Arkansas, Jackson, Johnson of
Alabama, Johnston of Texas, Kern, Lea,
Massey, Overman, Percy, Smith of
South Carolina, Smith of Michigan, and
Not guilty was the verdict on the
.second article, guilty on the third and
fourth and fifth, not guilty on the
•sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth,
.eleventh and twelfth. The vote on the
jthirteenth caused some delay. Some
^senators wished to he excused from
»voting because of the generalities
•the charge. A debate followed but the
'•vote finally was reached
i4 2 to 20 for conviction.
id resulted
History of the Case.
Washington, Jan. 13.—The senate
.prepared for action today upon the
.charges against Judge Robert W. Arch
bald, of the commerce court, when it
convened as a court of Impeachment.
By special order voting was to begin
shortly after 1 p. m. Conviction re-1
quires a two-thirds vote upon any
one of the 13 counts. The penalty,)
unless modified by subsequent aetlon
,cf the senate, is immediate removal
.from office and a prohibition against,
ever holding another position of pub
lic honor. The proceedings were
Abe Martin
Some folks make hay while th' sun
shines, an' others wait till after dark.
Th' feller that's never been a Demo
crat don't know what it is t' want a
Ian attorney practicing in his court;
j accepted a trip to Kurope at the ex
pense <>f a director of several railroads;
1 at the outset <>f the trial accepted $500
of-from attorneys practicing in his court;
| appointed a railroad attorney as jury
-Iartod only last year when the house
••ailed upon President Taft for a c<
of the charges against Archbald and
in 'May b«gan the Investigation through
the judiciary committee, which recom
mended impeachment. The trial did
not begin, however, until Dec. 2.
Briefly, the 13 charges are, that he in
fluenced the officers of the Erie rail
road, then a litigant in his court, to
grant him a favorable option on the
Katydid culm bank; attempted to of-*
feet a settk*m"tit between the Marion
coal company and the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western railroad on a
basis that would have given him a
share of the fee earned by coal com
pany's attorney; attempted to make
tho Lehigh Valley railroad release its
lease on Packer No. 3, in order that
he might obtain it ; secured letters from
the attorney of the Louisville & Nash
ville railroad to sustain an option in
favor of tho railroad in a suit in his
court; influenced the Philadelphia
Reading Coal & Iron company to lease
property to Frederick Wade for which
he received a fee; tried to influence
the Lehigh Valley to buy coal land; set
tled nn insurance suit in favor of W.
W. Kissinger and accepted gold min
ing stock from him; attempted to have
a note discounted by litigants in his
court: had the same note discounted by
issioncr, and sought to obtain 1
credit from persons interested in suits
in his court.
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Fruit Jobbers Off for New Orleans.
St. Louis. Jan. 13.—A targe party oft
fruit commission men of the middle;
west left this city by special train to- j
day for New Orleans, where they will
take part in the annual convention of I
tern Fruit Jobbers* association;
Indianapolis, Jan. 13.—Samuel M.
Ralston today was ushered into the
governorship of Indiana, succeeding
Thomas R. Marshall, who is soon to
take office as vice president of the
United States. The inauguration cere
monies were of an unusually elabo
rate nature. The citizens' committee
of Indianapolis, in charge of the affair,
had labored for weeks to perfect the
smallest detail of the arrangements.
A military escort accompanied the
retiring governor and his successor to
Ilie state house. Waiting for the gub
ernatorial party in the main corridor of
tlio capitol, where the ceremonies took
place, were the members of the leg
islature, the state officers and general
The ceremonies of the inauguration
proper were the simplest of the day.
Governor Marshall presided and deliv
ered the opening address. The Rev. O
G. Carmichael of Lebanon, Governor
elect Ralston's pastor, pronounced the
Invocation and Judge U, W. Feit of
Greenfield, who was a college classmate
of the new governor, administered the
oath of office. Governor Ralston fol
lowed with a short Inaugural address
and the ceremony was over.
Robert W, Arch bn Id.
Edward F. Dunne Takes the
Oath of Office at Spring
field—Brief Inaugural Ad
dress Delivered.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 13.—Edward F.
Dunne, the first Democrat to be elected
governor of Illinois since John P. Alt
ge Id retired from office 16 years ago,
was inaugurated today in the presence
of a large assemblage of people, who
gathered here from all parts of the
state to witness the ceremony. Demo
cratic marching clubs escorted the gov
ornor ' e ^ ec t from his hotel to the capi
to *' "* lere inauguration c< reinon>
took place at noon in the assembly
chamber. Chief Justice Dunn of the
state supreme court administered the
oath of office. Governor Dunne deliv
ered a short inaugural address in which
he outlined the plans of his adminis
Chicago Wheat Market. >
Chicago, Jan. 13.—May wheat closed i
t-nlay at 04 Vfec. _ j
tration. Later in tho afternoon tl
new governor held a public reception
the executive mansion.
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House Ways and Means
Committee Continues In
vestigation for Purpose of
Fixing Duties.
Washington, Jan.
and silk schedules
the issues in the te?
house ways and me
13.— The lumber
>f the tariff were
timony before the
ms committee to
There is no Democratic bill for
these schedules to afford the committee
a tentative plan. Schedule D. covers
timber, sawed boards, posts clap board,
laths, pickets, casks, boxes, blinds, cab
inets, furniture, etc., at ad valorem
duties ranging from 10 to 4". per cent.
Schedule E covers silks velvets, chen
illes, handkerchiefs, ribbons, laces,
yarns and threads.
Accused of Wife Murder.
'ovington, 1m!., Jan. 13.—-The case
Gilbert Griunley, under indictment
' the murder of his wife, Anna
the Fountain circuit court. Mrs.
Crumley was murdered in her home : n
Attica on the night of October 3.
All Passengers Are Taken
Off and Safely Landed and
Hope Is Entertained for
Saving Vessel.
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Hope to Save Ship.
New York, Jan. 13.—Accord
ing to advices received at the
Uranium Steamship company's
office all the holds of the Uran
ium are dry except No. 1, which
has seven feet of water In it.
It is believed the steamer
could be pulled free at noon
.unless tile
vind became
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Halifax, N. S., Jan. 13.—The steamer
Uranium, which terminated her voy
age from Rotterdam by piling up on
a rocky reef 10 miles below Halifax
in the fog yesterday, remained fast
today with Captain Eustace and the
crew aboard, but with all the 880 pas
sengers safe ashore at the immigra
tion station here. Whether the vessel
could be saved was problematical. She
struck bow-on, with 17 fathoms of
water under her stern. The bow
plates are ripped and No. 1 hold Is
water filled. The vessel's position is
only a few hundred yards from the
lighthouse at Chebucto Head, where
the keeper declares he was blowing
tho fog horn when the ship struck. On
the same ledge and not far from this
spot the steamer Atlantic of the White
Star Line was lost in April, 1873, at
a sacrifice of 600 lives.
The rescue of the Uranium's pas
sengers was accomplished by life boats
from Chebucto Head and by trans-|
fer to the government steamer Lady
Laurier, which was prompt to reply to
the wireless signals. There was no
panic. The passengers landed during!
the night. Six hundred of them,,
bound for new York, will probably!
leave today on a special train.
The Uranium was built 22 years ago
and soiled under four different names..
There is no explanation of the strand-'
ing of the ship. Captain Eustace said
he did not hear the fog horn, although
it was not a quarter of a mile away,
There was much alarm, especially
among the steerage passengers, when!
the ship struck, but the officers and
sailors soon succeeded In restoring
The rescue boats arrived at 2 p. m
and the transfer of the passengers
was begun at once. Three, surf boats'
from the life-saving station and the'
life boats of the Uranium were used.,
The Lady Laurier took women and
children first and then the men were
transferred to the Bridgewater.
The steamer struck head-on when
the tide was half high and late in
the afternoon her bow was six feet out
«if the water, while there was several
fathoms of water under her amid-1
ships and 17 fathoms at Iter stern. The)
plates at the bow are ripped open and
tlm No. 1 hold was flooded.
Calgary, Alberta, Jan. 13.—The pack
ing plant of P. Gurus & Co. was de
stroyed by fire yesterday. The loss,
including meat in cold storage, prob
ably will be in excess of $2,000,000. On
account of the low water pressure, the
tiro department was unable to do ef
fective work.
One More Opportunity to Avoid Re
sumption of the War in Balkans
—Outlook Is Gloomy
London, Jan. 13.—The issue of peace or war will rest
with Constantinople after the final drafting of the note
to the Ottoman government, which will be settled at to
day's meeting of the ambassadors at the British foreign
office. The ambassadors will decide also the mode and
time of presentation of the document to the porte.
Conference on the Subject to
Be Held by Leaders in the
New Democratic Adminis
Washington, Jan. 13—A conference
on Philippine Independence will be
held between President-elect. Wilson
and Manuel Quezon, Philippine dele
gation in congress, early in February.
Mr. Quezon, who left yesterday for
Boston to address the Atlantic club on]
tho independence issue in reply to
President Taft's Phillippine suggest- '
tions in his message to congress, said j
that he planned later to talk over the
whole question with Governor Wilson.
In his Boston speech In reply to
President Taft and his representation
of the case to President-elect Wilson,
Mr. Quezon said he would suggest a
practical plan by which the Demo
cratic party might carry out the pledge
of Philippine independence.
"The president," said Mr. Quezon in
a statement last night, "should send
to the archipelago a man who sym
pathizes with and is thoroughly in ac
cord with Philippine independence and
who has the courage of his convictions.
"A governor general can make or
mar independence plans. He could, if
he wished, bring about the establish
ment of an independent government
within the four years of President
Wilson's administration.
"I believe congress will pass the;
Jones bill for an experimental period «
of eight years and absolute indc- j
pendenco thereafter, but we have a
fight ahead of us. Even without the
Jones bill the president, if he wished,!
of his own authority could establish!
a provisional Philippine government. !
The real change within the eight
years' provisional period proposed by j
the Jones bill is the establishment of
an upper house of the Philippine leg
islature to be composed of Filipinos.
This the president can do by appoint
ing as members of the Philippine
commission .in the upper house, only
Filipinos, instead of Americans, now
constituting the majority."
Birmingham, England, Jan 13.—Two
passengers were killed and 40 Injured
in a collision on the Midland railway
when an express train crashed into an
accommodation train at Bromford.
Washington Legislature Meets.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 13.—With two
women included in its membership, the
Washington legislature convened In
biennial session here today.
Edmonton, Alta., Jan. _ 13.—Fire
which broke out in Reed's bazaar store,
for a time threatened an entire block
in the central business district here
early yesterday. Owing to a broken
water main, the firemen were unable
to get a stream on the fire, and a num
ber of small buildings were torn down
before the progress of the flames could
be checked.
The loss was $ 100 , 000 . The ther
mometer registered 30 degrees below
zero. v
The convocation of the Turkish cov
eminent and council Is considered a
sign In favor of peace. If Turkey wer©
ready for war. the calling together of
the council would be unnecessary, like
that of 1878, at a time of the Russian
Turkish war. The present grand ooun
cil appears destined to share with the
Turkish cabinet the responsibility cf
making peace on this occasion by
yielding the fortress of Adrianople.
Negotiations continue between M.
Jonescu, minister of interior of Ru
mania, and Dr. S. Daneff, leader of the
Bulgarian peace delegation. It seems
that Bulgaria questions strongly Ru
mania's neutrality, and it is declared
she is able to prove that Bucharest al
lowed SCO trucks of war material from
Germany to pass through Rumanian
territory on the wa yto Turkey.
Places Blame on Allies.
London, Jan. 13.—The British secre
tary of state for foreign affairs. Sir
Edward Grey, and the ambassadors of
the powers have made representations
to Rechad Pasha regarding the expect
ed departure of the Turkish delegates,
which is equivalent to a rupture of the
peace negotiations for which Turkey is
considered responsible.
In reply, Rechad Pasha said that ho
was not responsible for the suspension
of the work of the conference, which
was decreed by the allies, not only
without asking his opinion but with
out even allowing him to express it
when he begged to do so. He had
waited a whole week, hoping that re
striction would bring the allies to
more reasonable and moderate views,
but as no desire had been manifested
to hear what further rectification of
the frontier Turkey was prepared to
indicate—naturally without ceding Ad
rianople—the Turkish plenipotentiaries
could not remain in London in
The deference to England and the
powers, whose ambassadors regretted
the rupture of the negotiations, Re
chad Pasha consented to telegraph to
Constantinople asking definite explan
Allies Grow Impatient.
The allies also are tired of waiting.
They do not believe the not© which
tho powers will present at Constanti
nople have the desired effect, but not
wishing to take a decisive step with
out due notice to Europe, they have
notified Sir Edward Grey and the am
bassadors of their Intention to de
nounce the armistice contemporane
ously with, or shortly after, the pre
sentation of the note to the porte.
The allies will be ready to resume
the war four days later. In fact,
Greece never has ceased hostilities;
Servi a has nothing more to conquer,
while with respect to Montenegro,
the armistice never has been observed
by Turkey, whose soldiers have made
frequent sorties from Scutari. There
fore, the resumption of hostilities
concerns only the Thracian field of
operation. The Balkan military ex
perts her© think that under present
conditions Adrianople can be taken in
a few days by the sacrifice of 5000
The Greeks are more determined
than ever to hold the Aegean islands,
as well ns Saloniki. Regarding Salon
iki, they say;
"War gave it to us, and only war
can take it away."
Allies Blame the Powers.
All the responsibility for the grav
ity of the situation Is placed by the
allies on Europe which, they say,
after having encouraged them to con
clude an armistice and come to Lon
don—oven holding contemporaneously
tl conference of ambassadors to fa
cilitate matters—finds itself impotent,
because of lack of accord, to adopt
measures compelling Turkey to obey
its will.
This failure of agreement, even if
manifested in a passive manner, th©
allies point out. gives encouragement
to the Turks, whose hope is that
they will succeed finally, as they have
in the past, in playing off the powers,
one against the other.
The attitude of the powers, it is
added, also encourages Roumania to
take an unfair advantage of the situa
tion, forgetting that only a short time
ago the Roumanians and Bulgarians
were under the same yoke and fought
shoulder to shoulder the same bat*
Ales for independence.

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