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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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. WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1911.
ILL BE IDE
11 HUD ESS
Question of Extravagance to
INQUIRY DECIDED UPON
Relations oi School Board to
The Subcommittee Which la Making
an Investigation Into the Affairs
of the District Will Take Up the
Mooted Questions and Try to Reach
Definite Settlement Investigation
oi Charges and Counter-charscs.
The question whether the Dis
trict of Columbia is the victim of
an extravagant public school ad
ministration, as claimed by Com
missioner Judson, or whether the
board of education is the victim of
too great interference on the part
of the Commissioners and marked
incompetence on the part of the
municipal architect, as claimed by
the board of education and Capt
James F. Oyster, is threatened with
final, definite, and probably satis
SUBCOMMITTEE WILL ACT.
After the Board of Trade and the
Chamber of Commerce have debated and
passed resolutions one way and another.
ana alter tho various citizens' associa
tions have taken up, dropped, and taken
up again the cudgels In behalf of Capt.
Oyster, tho subcommittee of the House
District Committee that Is preparing to
Investigate the District Is about to take
a hand and put an end If possible to the
Two members of the subcommittee jes
terday expressed a determination to go
to the bottom of the squabble. While
Chairman Johnson will not discuss the
plans for the Investigation, it Is believed
he will not stand In the way of extending
tho scope of Uie prOT55"to Include "Iff?
school system If members of tho sub
committee wish to go Into the question.
To Learn Cnnse of Friction.
'I have no doubt the committee will
Investigate the school situation along with
Its other work," said. Representative Old
field, -who introduced the resolution that
resulted in the investigation, and who
will be one of the leaders In tho probe.
"We have heard a lot of talk about
extravagance from one end and Incom
petence from another, and there seems
to he a continuous squabble going on be
tween the board of education, the Com
missioners, and the municipal architect.
I have no doubt the members of the
subcommittee will want to get to the
bottom of the thing and determine. If
possible, tho cause for the apparent fric
"We are tired of this continual quar
reling and this rapid fire of charges and
counter-charges," said another member
of the committee, nho would not, how-
ev er, allow his name to be used.
"Whether there Is anything In the
charges or any real reason for the fric
tion we don't know, but I think we
ought to dip Into the thing and learn
If possible, the reason for the friction
and remedy the conditions if we can.1
Investigation In Progress.
While no definite date for the first
hearing of the subcommittee has been
tet. It Is understood tl e first public work
w 111 be started bef 01 long. Chairman
Johnson, of the committee, has been
spending pracUcally his entire time In
different parts of the city for the last
week running down suggestions and get
ting definite data on hand to start work
Sir. Mayes, the expert accountant and
veteran of several like investigations,
who will direct the work of the commit
tee, has been working noif for nearly
two weeks, reading up the District law,
looking over old appropriation bills, and
going through reports on various District
matters. Mr. Mayes, who Is from Ken
tucky, is about as talkative as a clam
when It comes to Ills work, hut It Is
known he has thoroughly familiarized
himself with the foundaUon upon "which
he will proceed, and has now started In
running -flown some of the charges un
der which the District has labored for
years, and which it is the Intention ofkwnat are known generally as the City
the Investigators either to prove or dis
prove, once and for all time.
In Auditor TTreednle's Office.
Tcstcrday Mr. Mayes Invaded the office
of Auditor Tweedalo and spent the day
going over books with a view to ascer
taining- the truth of the charge that
the Federal government has not been
given credit for all the moneys Jt has
paid out for the District.
It was this charge that really started
the investigation. Chairman Johnson first
paying attention to it and expressing
a desire to see the matter cleared up.
This will be the first question gone into
by the committee when the public ses
While nothing could be learned from
Mr. Mayes as to the result of hi In
spection yesterday, one member of the
subcommittee said he had heard in ad
vance that the matter had been carefully
gone Into by clerks in the auditor's office
as soon as the- invesUgaUon was threat
ened and that everything had been found
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werp. Sailed: Amelia, for Naples; Muactznli, taclif.
Special Fares to California
and .return. Tourist sleeping car without
change Berth S3 Washington-Sunset
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AVIATOR WE&ES HUNT.
.Atlantic City, N. J.. July 5.
Washington, D, C.
Am engaged In Atlantic City
until Friday noon. ,Must have fa
vorable wind to attempt overland
flight. Will arrive Jn- Washing
ton Friday evening at Jatest Will
lstay one week. Will do every
thing- possiDie togjve vvasmng
ton a good exhibition.
BABBT N. ATWOOD. -
Birdman Will End Long
Flight in Capital.
WIRES GEANVILLE HUNT
Definite announcement was made
by Aviator Atwood last night that
he will fly to Washington from At
lantic City Friday, if the winds are
are not so strong as to make the
Adheres to Flan.
The welcome tidings reached the city
early this morning. After a brief period,
in which Atwood listened to the siren
song of gold from the Jersey resort and
other cities, he determined It would be
most logical to pursue his original plan-
that Is, to make the last "leg" of his
New York-Washington flight without de
lay and break all cross-country records
for flying In America.
According to his schedule, as it was out
lined to Granville Hunt, of the Chamber
of Commerce, Atwood will asctnd at 2
o'clock to-morrow afternoon at Atlantic
City, expecting to reach Washington about
"I will not come if the winds are treach
erous," declared Atwood. "It would be
folly for me to attempt a long flight if
the breezes are as strong as they were
to-day. But if conditions are right, I
will fly to Washington. I have not tne
least doubt I will make the trip without
Atwood will take an airline from the
Jersey resort to the Capital"' His course
is almost due west, taking him across
Delaware Bay and Chesapeake Bay. con
siderably south of Philadelphia. He will
fly over Baltimore, and probably make a
brief stop there.
Time for ibe Trip.
Atwood estimates that the four and a
half hours which he schedules for the
trip will give him leeway for all possible
emergency short of a breakdown of his
engine. It Is possible he will reach Wash
ington ahead of his schedule If he turns
on full speed and strikes no hard breezes.
Whether he will stop In Baltimore or not
has not been absolutely determined. It Is
probable he will make It a nonstop trip
from AtlanUc City to the Capital If his
aeroplane is working smoothly.
The Chamber of Commerce took official
cognizance of the coming flight at Its
meeting last night. Following the rela
tion by Granville Hunt of his experi
ences in attempting to bring the aviator
to Washington, the board authorized the
executive committee to provide enter
tainment for the av lator when he reach
es Washington. The entertainment will
Include a suite at some local hotel and
an elaborate luncheon.
Letters of Invitation to the luncheon
already have been prepared and will be
sent out as soon as the'' time of arrival
of the birdman Is definitely fixed. At
wood's second machine, which was
shipped from New York Monday, Is now
in the Pennsylvania freight station
ready to be moved to College xPark.
DEAL IN BANK STOCKS.
Big Holding Company to Have
New York, July 5. On the announce
ment last week of the organization of tho
National City Company, the J10,000.000 Se
curity Company conceived by directors of
the National City Bank, It was the sup
poslUon of Wall street that a powerful
new compeUtor had entered the field
against the bond houses and brokerage
Arms. Now It has turned out that such
will not be the case. The National City
Company was organized primarily to hold
bank stock, which have hitherto been
controlled by individuals connected with
A more or less tacit admission that the
National City Company Is going to do
business In bank stocks, and that it was
organized for that purpose. Is contained
In the National City Bank's circular of
June 2S, which documeut explains to
stockholders the terms under which they
may acquire stock in tne new company.
TJie National City Company Is "to be
under the absolute and perpetual control
of three trustees, who must bo officers
or directors of the National City Bank.
Kaiser Goes to Norway.
"Kiel, July 6. The Kaiser sailed away
to-day on the Imperial yacht Hdhenzol-
lorn for a trip to Norway.
Heat Postpones Ball Game.
Troy, N. Y July 5. The ball
game scheduled to-day on. the lo
cal grounds between the Tro7 and
Elmlra teams of the New- York
State League was postponed ow
ing to the Intense heat.
H4.9K to Xeebesfer, W. T aa Kefera,
. t iw ore aaa Onto Koate.
July S to 10? valid rnr rottira irnttl t?W
and may be extended for retprnT until
AuVtsK jb. 4jk imu lor
Resolution Presented in the
LOBECK WANTS FACTS
Name ot Agent Also .Requested
The Fight Over the Location ot the
Stable Threatens to Aurnne a
Serious Phase "What the Records
at the District Dnilding Show.
Purchase of Land Made Through
Mr. Welter This Spring.
In answer to the violent protests
citizens of Southeast Washington
have been making against the es
tablishment of the District's new
street cleaning stables and plant at
Thirteenth street and Pennsylvania
avenue northeast, Representative
Lobeck, of Nebraska, a member of
the House District subcommittee
that will investigate the District,
yesterday introduced a resolution
calling on the Commissioners for
all information relative to the trans
action by which the piece of prop
erty at that point was acquired.
TEXT OP THE IIESOLITION.
A significant feature of the resolution,
and one that points to tho probability of
an exhaustive investigation Into that aa
well as other land purchases by the
District, Is found in the closing sentence
of the resolution, which calls upon the
Commissioners for the names of the for
mer owner of the property and the broker
through which the sale was made.
The resolution reads as follows:
The board of Commissioners of the
District of Columbia are hereby re
quested to report Immediately for the
use of the Committee on the District
of Columbia "of the House of Repre
sentatives by what authority they
erected stables In square No, 1043,
District of Columbia, the cost of con
struction, and from what funds the
cost of said work has been paid.
Also to Inform the committee as to
the entire amount so far expended in
grading and In improving said square
No. MH3; by what arrangement said
Improvements were made, if made,
before deed for said property passed
to the District of Columbia. Also to
inform the committee as to the cost
pries agreed to be paid for the pur
chase of said square of land, together
with the total area of aforesaid prop
erty and the present assessed value;
also to Inform the committee of the
name of the former owner of the
property and the broker making the
In Haste to Purchase.
Mr. Lobeck said yesterday that he had
been given to understand that In pur
chasing the property the Commissioners
Jumped ahead of the calendar by several
weeks, practically closing the deal before
the money appropriated for the purpo39
was legally available.
1 want to find out to what extent the
District was committed to the purchase
of this property before July 1, when, as
I understand It, the money first became
available," he said. "Moreover it does
not seem to me as though the District
should purchase property at that point
for stables. There Is plenty of property
in that part of 'the city or a little tarther
north, which will be Just as convenient
and easy of access as the Pennsylvania
avenue property and where the presence
of stables will give offense to no one.
"Moreover, I do not believe that prop
erty can be purchased at Thirteenth
street and Pennsylvania avenue south
east as cheaply as it can Just north of
"Pennsylvania avenue southeast already
is one of the handsomest thoroughfares
in Washington, and with the growth of
small towns In Maryland and the exten
sion of the lnterurban car lines It Is
bound to become the principal means of
egress to the Capital. Why spoil its
present good appearance and Impede fu
ture efforts to make It a really beautiful
boulevard by erectlDg offensive buildings
like public stables on Its corners?"
nought Throneh Mr. Welter.
The records of the District Building
show that the offer to sell square 1043
came, on April IS last, from Joseph x.
Weller. About May J, the District erect
ed two frame structures .on the square,
and this led to a protest from neighbor
hood residents, not only because they ob
jected "to a stable, but because the struc
tures were in violation of tho building
regulations. Litigation over the selectior
of the site Is now In the courts
O Truer s of vthe ""Property.
Capt Mark Brooke, Acting Engineer
Commissioner In the absence of Commis
sioner Judson, produced records yester
day showing that Mr. Weller'a proposals'
to transfer a certain portion of the prop
erty In the square, consisting of lots
4 to 10r inclusive, to the District for the
consideration ot $9,337.73 have been ac
cepted, and that payment ot tho money
will be made as soon as the controversy
between the cltlceus and the District
has been discharged by tho courts.
It U eald that Mr. Weller Is only the
agent la the transaction! and that' the
property belongs to the heirs of ex
Senator N. C Blanchard, ot Louisiana,
who "Bras also govefaer of that State,
and that a Mr. Gay, Seaator Blancaard'a
partner In buMneee, owns aa Interest. In
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STEEL MEN AT BRUSSELS
PLAN WORLD-WIDE TRUST
Movement to Eliminate Competition, Control Output,
and Regulate Prices Meets with Favor.
Special Cablo to Tbn Washington Hnald
Brussels, July 5. An International As
sociation of Steel Manufacturers, repre
senting the foremost firms In that in
dustry In America, Canada, England,
France, Germany. Belgium, Austria, and
Spain, and having for Its purpose the
elimination of competition, control of
output nnd regulation of prices, was
formed here to-day.
The movement was fathered by Judge
E. H. Gary, chairman of the executive
committee of the United Stntes Steel
Corporation, known In the united States
as the steel trust Ono hundred and
sixty delegates were present at to-day's
meeting, and out of this representative
gathering a committee will be chosen
to-morrow to prepare a plan of opera
tion for the gigantic organization
When this committee will report after
Its appointment Is problematical, but the
Americans in Mexico Kesent
Attitude of Mr. Wilson.
Spedal Ctble to The Washingtoa Herald.
Mexico City, July 5. A movement was
started In the American colony here to
day to petition the department at Wash
ington to transfer Ambassador Henry
Lane Wilson from the scene of his pres
ent acUvltles because of a lack of re
spect for the American national hymn,
the Ambassador being so busy eating
when it was played yesterday that he
did not rise to his feet
The Incident vwhlch has caused so much
comment occurred at the presidential
breakfast a part of the Fourth of July
celebration. The famous Mexican mili
tary band was playing "America" out of
compliment to the day.
As soon as the familiar strains of the
opening bars were heard President De
La Barra, who was seated next to Mr.
Wilson at the table, asked the Ambassa
dor if it was not customary to stand
while the hymn was played in the United
States, the President rising as he spoke.
Ambassador Wilson failed to reply.
By this time everybody except the rep
resentative of the American government
was .standing, and the Ambassador, tak
ing In the situation, rose to hl3 feet
This Is the third or fourth time Mr.
Wilson has offended the American colony
In Jtho presence ot the high officials of
the Mexican nation.
CAPT. EMERSON WEDS.
MUItonnlre nnd Mrs. McCormaclc
Sail Airar in Ills Yncht.
New York. July 6. Mrs. Anne Preston
McCormack, whose marriage to Capt
Isaac E. Emerson has been rumored ever
since Capt Emerson's wife obtained a
divorce, sailed away from Irvlhgton early
this mornlqg on Capt Emerson's yacht
One of Mra, McCormack's rnenas aa-
mltted that Capt Emerson ana Mrs.
McCormack are already married. It was
said In Irvington that Mrs. McCormack
had turned tier house over to her sister
and would go to Europe with Capt Emer
son. (The StasmacrfBiackIt one's Flowers
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consensus of opinion Is that it will not be
long in forming Its plun of operation,
most of the details. It is understood, hav
ing already been worked out. It seems
a foregone conclusion that their report
will be adopted whenever It Is presented,
and by that step the first International
trust will be ready for operation.
Judge Gary, the leading spirit In this
great movement, who has been In Brus
sels several days conferring with the
different delegations as they arrived,
was chosen chairman. In his opening
address he outlined his views on co
operation in business
The speaker then referred to condi
tions In the United States, speaking
along the lines of his address at the
luncheons given he steel men at the
Waldorf In New York City several
months ago. He said In conclusion that
the United States was anxious to be
nearer their European friends
EXPIRES IN PATROL
ON WAY TO THE JAIL
Vagrant Sentenced for Year
Dies of Consumption.
While on his way to the District Jail
to serve a year's term for vagrancy,
William Scott, a negro, forty-flvo years
old, died in a patrol wagon yesterday
He had been locked up In the Fourth
precinct station over night, and in the
morning his sentence was imposed. It
was noticed at the station that Scott
was suffering from consumption.
He was placed in the patrol wagon
and was to have been given treatment
at tho Jail. Whllo the wagon was on
Its way to the Jail, Scott became criti
cally 111, and was hurried to the Wash
ington Asylum Hospital, but expired
beSore he arrived there.
NEXT SUNDAY'S EDITION
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
Will Be Filled With
PASSED BY LORDS
- House of Parliament.
London, July 5 Lord Lansdowne's
amendment to the veto bill was passed
by the Houo of Lords this evening by i
vote of 2o3 to 45. Of course, the amend
ment will be rejected by the House of
Another Liberal peer. Lord Weardale,
advocated the referendum. He and Lord
Courtney, who advocated tho referendum
vestcrday evening, failed to vote It was
noteworthy that only 299 peers out of
620 turned up when the division was
In tho course of the debate there was
noise like the whistling of a giant rattle.
Tht windows of the House of Lords were
refilled in a Jiffy, and the peers rushed
pelimell into tho street They saw an
aeroplane encircling the Parliament build
ings. The members of the Houso of Com
monsnlso heard the noiso and Joined the
peers. Tho streets were soon crowded
The aviator was Gllmour amusing iim
stlf on a hot, still evening, ind inci
dentally risking a suspension of his avia
tor's ticket by flying over a town, con
trary to tho rules of the Aero Club.
DOWAGER QUEEN DEAD.
Maria Pin, of Portusral, Was Grand
mother of Mnnuel.
flpedal Cablo to Tba Washington Herald
Rome, July 5 Dowager Queen Maria
Pla, of Portugal, grandmother of former
King Manuel, died this afternoon In the
Royal Chateau at Stuplnlgl, where she
had been living with her sister. Princess
Clotilde, who died a few days ago. The
Dowager Queen had been suffering from
uraemia, which had been aggravated by
grief over the death of her sister.
JAPANESE MAKE OVERTURES.
Toklo, July 5 To strengthen the en
tente cordials between the two coun
tries a movement has been started here
to have Japan and the United States ex
change college professors. Wealthy Jap
anese have expressed willingness to de
fray the expenses of the Japanese pro
fessors going to America. It was an
nounced to-day that overtures are being
made to American educators.
Washington Fatalities Now
WEST SUFFERS GREATLY
Highest Mark Recorded Is 108
in Concordia, Kan.
Capital Attain Favored In Lons
Stretch of Unbearable Tempera
ture Ice Famine Threaten Cleve
land Weather Bureau Promisee
Heller "Hlifh" Area In West la
Itapldly MoTisg- to the East.
SOME OF THE
With. low humidity and a tem
perature several degTees below
the century mark, Washington
fared well yesterday. Here are
some really warm places, accord
ing to the official readings:
Concordia, Kans 108
St. Joseph, Mo 106
Davenport Iowa, 106
Omaha, Jebr ........106
Des Moines, Iowa 106
Kansas City. Mo .....104
Dubuque, Iowa 104
Chicago, 111 102
Springfield. Ill 100
In the fourth day of the longest
and hottest siege ever experienced
in the United States, three deaths
in Washington yesterday added to
the ever-increasing number of vic
tims. Six cases of prostration were
The Capital was fortunate yes
terday, with a temperature of 98,
which compares favorably with
Concordia, Kans., where 108 was
recorded, and with numerous cities
in the North and West where the
mercury has been hovering above
the 100 mark since Sunday.
Relief is promised by the Weath
er Bureau, but not before Friday,
when th cold wave from the West
ern Stau.s at oss the Mississippi
River is expected to sweep down
to the Atlantic coast, bringing a
sudden drop of many degrees.
Temperatures as low as 34 degrees
are recorded in the "high" area.
PHILIP DAVIS, thirty-eight 1213
Eleventh street northwest stricken whllo
Continued on Page S, Column B.
HERSELF IN YAIN
Special to Tba Washlatoo Herald.
Chicago, July 5 Dr. Haldane Clemln
son. for whom Mrs. Anna Schooley, of St
Louis, sacrificed her reputaUon In an
attempt to clear him of the charge of
slaying his wife, was taken to the Jollet '
Dr. Clemlnson appeared to bo cast down
and betrayed no hope of escaping from
the penitentiary through a pardon or a
"I have been unjustly convicted, but I
can see no way of avoiding punishment,
and therefore am accepting my prison
sentence ulth as good graco as possible,"
said the prisoner.
Dr. Clemlnson was convicted of slay
ing his wife, who wan found dead from
the effects of chloroform poisoning. At
the time of her death he declared that
she had been killed by burglars and that
the house had been robbed of silverware
and many trinkets by the robbers.
Some of this silverware, believed to
have been stolen, was later discovered
hidden In the Clemlnson home. Dr. Clem
lnson later admitted biding It He said
that he thought his wife had committed
suicide, and that he had told the bur
glary story in order to hide the fact that
she had dled'by her own hands.
BREAK OUT, THEN IN AGAIN.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 5.
Breaking out of Jail at Warrior
Run, near here, at 2 o'clock this
morning:, in order to engage a
lawyer to defend them at their
trial to-day, Joseph Wldemsky
and John Prolesky made a new
record In Jail escapes. They
walked two miles to Sugar Notch,
aroused Attorney M. F. McDon
ald, engaged him to appear for
them at the hearing this morn
ing, and then calmly walked back
to the Jail, got In, and squeezed
into their cells again. Attorney
McDonald succeeded In bavins
91.00 Ilarpcra Ferry, Cbarleatowa. aad
Wlncnenter ana jteturn suuuny, juij
9. Baltimore aad Ohio Railroad.
Special train leaves Utiles Station ts