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T?HE WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY. JANUARY 14. 1912.
Evidence of Bitter Peeling
in G. P. 0. Shown in Con
MALICE, SAYS SMOOT
Congressional Probers to Call Pub
lic Printer Donnelly to Ex
Denials, unsubstantiated charges, and
evidence- of bitter factional feeling were
the principal results obtslned yesterday
Bfternoon by the Joint Congressional
Committee on Printing, when It resumed
Its hearings on the alleged thefts of
leather from the bindery division of the
Government Printing Office. So varied
nere the tales of the ten witnesses who
were called upon to testify yesterday that
the committee found Itself facing the
necessity ot calling on Publlo Printer
Donnelly, who has previously charged
that the allegations are "spite work."
Senator Smoot, of UtaE. chairman of
the commttee; Senator Page, of Ver
mont. Representative Finley. of Ver
mont, and Representative Barnhart, of
South Carolina, were fhe members of the
committee who were present at the
bearing. Senator Smoot, who did the
questioning, paused several times dur
ing the testimony and gazed around, be
wildered as some witness, who had
charged all kinds ot Irregularities against
an official, frankly admitted that all ot
his Information was from hearsay and
that the official In question had demoted
him for Incompetency or some other
reason several months before.
nittcrnce. Among Employe.
There cnit to be." said Senator
Smoot at the close of the hearing, "a. de
cidedly bitter feeling among some of the
employes I am rot prepared now to say
what tlie hearing will develop. But It
can be said that up to this time It has
dt eloped little more than an evidence of
spite and malice."
This opinion was concurred with by
other members of the committee. The
members stated unanimously that they
will sift the alleged leather thefts to the
But in the face of the investigation thus
far they are fairly satisfied that the re
ports of the"" holesale thefts" have been
exaggerated, and that conditions at the
Government Printing Office are not what
Congress has been led to believe. The
remainder of the witnesses will be called
during the latter part of the week, proba
bly by Thursday or Friday.
It will not be until a week from to
morrow that all testimony will be In and
the committee will be ready to make Its
The ten witnesses called yesterday were
Brendan F Ggan. Charles 1L PlntxelL
Briscoe Goodheart. J P. Van Overmeer.
Archibald Edmundston. Felix Belalr.
Thomas B. Penlcks, and Harvey Elliott.
These witnesses, with a. few exceptions,
made complaints of irregularities by men
who" hate been under charges since the
Investigation began. They alleged that
the removal of leather was done with
the tacit consent of officials "higher up."
and that no direct attempt was made
until reccntlv to break up the practice,
although It has been going on for years.
Pinned down as to names and dates,
the wltnescs were practically useless In
root cafe" Thev acknowledged that
much of their knowledge was picked up
from chance goss'p in the corridors, and
the had neer followed it to learn Its
All members of the committee stated
positively that stronger and more accu
rate testlmonv must develop If the
charges of leather thefts are to be taken
Local, National, and
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The Associated Charities and Citizens' Relief Association,
both dependent on voluntary contributions, renew'thcir"appeal for
aid. The public charities art providing-'instituiibnal and hospital
care. It is left to private charity to take care- of. the poor in their
own homes. (
These societies are reaching every case of destitution re
ported to them within the District of Columbia, an area of sixty
nine square miles. Eight hundred and- seventy-to applications,
mostly families, have been received by the Associated Charities
during the last two weeks, representing, approximately, 3,000 per
sons. The society has increased its working force in order to en
able it to visit and relieve every cascof distress the sanity day that
it is reported. These charities believe that the citizens of Wash
ington will furnish the money needed to do this philanthropic
work as' it should be done sympathetically, promptly, even gen
erously. The societies are still in need of funds.
Will not all who are in sympathy 'with this work, who have
not already subscribed, do so promptly by sending a donation,
large or small, to the Joint Finance Committee-, 928 H street northwest?
V. S. Dept. cf Agriculture. Weather Bono.
Washington, Saturday. January !- P- ta.
Th weather !' considerably colder tn the Atlantis
ElitM wMla & Lwmal Charts to wejUlfT Wrethe
, .w- i art th Lata reeion. the Mississippi Val
ley, end the Plain Btatee. Moderate Umprrature
are nmi oeer inn umj juwutuu . --
rcglooa ana la me i"acwc nmn - u
eomeuhat colder weather h appeared la th lcstn
irrst Canadian prorlncea.
V ithln tba laat twenty-four boon tiers were mows
and rains in the Sooth Atlantic Statist local snow
in the Upper l region, the ntrem Utter Mla
sisaippl and Missouri valley, aid ralna In tha iSono
r.wfli Rt,t Xn ilmn of Imnortanoa waa charted
In anr part of the United State Saturday night.
The Indications are mat ma weainer wiu a
erany fair (Sunday and Monday orrr tha rrgtoo ,
of the Rocky Mountains, rarer that local enowi ere
probable orrr tha Northern State from tha region
of tha Great Lele westward to Montana.
The temperafur wul rise Sunday oeer practically
all districts eaat of the Mississippi Hirer and In tha
Southwest, and Monday In tha Atlantis and Eaat
(Jolt Statea and tha Northwest.
Midnight. l,Ua,l,U ra.. S. I a. m.. 1.
a. m.. 0: 10 a. rru. 2. H noon. 6; 2 r xn., a, a p. tn-.
; I p. m.. S; I p. ta-. . 10 n. tn.. . Higncsi. a;
Relaur buxaidlty- a. iru, ar; z p. ns.. .. js
i ruirfiil ft n. m. to I n. m.). 0. Hours of
eunsMn. LI; par eaat of posathls amnehroe. II.
Temperature aaraa oat less, year nigucx. -,
Tenperstnrea In Other Cltiea.
Ttauailtowa In other atin. together wtth tha
amount of rainfall for tba tmotr-four hours cadre.
at p. ra. reaterdiy. art as foilon:
Aehenlle. X. O II 2
Atlanta. Oa S S
Atlantis city, . J ra
Bismarck. N. Dax. 10 - X
Boston. Mas.... ....... ra -4 i
Buffalo. S. X 10 -4 i
Chk.ro. W -... H - w
CSndnnau. Ohio il
Oieynne. Wyo. ......... II S 3
Darenpart, Iowa II 10 II
Denttr. Colo.. - B 5
Dm Molnea. lows... -U 10
Galrtston. ttz...... 34 3 34
Uelna, Mont. 42 SI J
Indianapolis, Ind ...... II S
Jackaoniillai FU.. 31 a M
Kanaaa Otr. Mo. . II -I!
Uttla Bork. Ark. 34 4 S
let Armies. Cal B M TS
JlVrtrocOr. Mich... -I
Menrphla. Tarns. a
New Orleuu. Ia... ..... 40 S 47
New York. Iff, T 10 -I 10
North ruttf. Nehr..... O -4 36
Osuha. Nabr. 14 1 1
Philadelphia. Pa.... . 11
rtusoarr. Pa. U -4
rbrthvnd. Me. I -4 I
rortlana. Orel. ..... M M U
Salt Laka City. Utah 41 U 44
St. Louis. Mo. 14 - II
St. rani. Minn. It -II 4
Baa Francisco. Cad.. . R 44 U
Snrtntneld. IU... II -10 11
Taooma. Wash. 54 M
Tampa, Fla C SI 46
To-dar-Hlih tMa. 4J4 a. ra. and 43 p. av; low
Uda, 1034 a. a. am ii: n. m.
To-morrow High tld, 531 a. m. and Idf p. xn.
low tide. 113 a. m.
APPEAL FOR AID
NATION IS NIPPED
BY ZERO WEATHER
Contlnaed from Pake One.
Ine from 4 below weather; Philadelphia
Is In the throea of xero weather; the tern
perature at Pittsburg Is 6 below; St.
lxmla Is experiencing; S below weather,
and at Bprtnsfleld, 111., the temperature
Is 10 below. Kven In the Southern States
unusually low temperatures aro being
SarTertnaT from Cold.
All of the lares cities throughout the
country are suffering from the cold.
Thousands of hungry, homeless, and
friendless men. women, and children,
without nork. are appealing; for aid.
Kvery charitable organization In the
country Is being taxed to Its utmost ca
pacity. Agents are working all day and
late Into the night. A few agents are
visiting the slums during the entire
night, administering to the needs ot
Never before have the charitable or
ganizations been kept bo busy. The As
sociated Charities Is feeding clothing,
and distributing provisions to hundreds
of families dally. The organization Is
having a difficult time to keep Its maxim:
"Every call answered on the day It Is
The Salvation Army last night fed sev
eral hundred hungry and destitute men.
women, and children between the hours
of S and 7 o'clock at the headquarters ot
the organization, S30 Pennsylvania ave
Testerday morning, at o'clock, more
than a hundred men and boys and women
gathered at the Gospel Mission. 34-3S
John Marshall place northwest, to form
the city's dally bread line. Yesterday
was the first time that women applied
for admission to the line. It Is expected
there will be a record attendance at the
mission this momjng at C o'clock.
rteltef for Destitute.
Because of tha big drop In temperature
last night, suffering will be greatly In
creased to-day, not only In the city, but
throughout the entire country. Many ot
the agents ot the various charitable or
ganizations will work during the whole
of the Sabbath, distributing clothing,
fuel, food, and provisions to the desti
tute families about the city.
More appeals are being sent in to the
organizations than can be properly han
dled. The forces are working long hours
distributing provisions, but still the calls
continue to pour In.
The street cleaning department Is be
ing kept busy In an effort to clear the
sidewalks, the street crossings, and the
gutters or the four-and-a-half-lnch fall
of snow which has lslted Washington
Nearly 00 men were employed yesterday
by Supt. Paxton In handling the enow.
Testerday was a gala day on the Tidal
Basin The largest crowd of skating en
thusiasts since the opening of the "rink"
visited the Basin. Through the efforts of
"white wings," loaned by the District
street cleaning department, and ot vol
unteers a large area of the Basin has
been cleared for skating. It Is the In
tention of the skating enthusiasts, hon
ever, to clear an een larger area.
Belter Each Day.
Because of the continued cold, the rink
will doubtless Jally grow In popularity.
The skating Is becoming better each day.
Last night, by the light of coal oil
tamps, hundreds of young men and om
en glided over the slippery surface. The
oil for the lamps was donated y the
Standard OH Company. The boxes on
which the lamps were mounted were
given to the skaters by Woodward &
Lothrop. The firm of Johnson & Wlm
satt furnished scrapers for clearing tho
skating surface. The lamps will be main
tained by contributions collected at the
Among those who were present at the
link yesterday were Secretary Meyer, of
the Navy Department, and his daugh
ters and First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Gran d field .and his daughters.
STRONG FOE UPLIFT.
Smoker of Men Who Help One li
The annual smoker ot the Elevator
Constructors' union of the District was
held last night at tha National nines
Among those who delivered addresses
were Harry E. Evans, superintendent of
the Otis Elevator Company; Lew Foster.
of the Otis Elevator Company; District
cievator inspectors uvans and Hoge,
President McDonaugh and Secretary Dal
ton, of the Building Trades Congress;
Joseph Murphy, of New York, president
of the International Elevator construc
tors' Union; William Young, ot Phila
delphia, International secretary-treasur
er; Frank Feeney, of Philadelphia, dele
gate to the American Federation of
Labor, and W. Godfrey Boyd, superin
tendent of the Standard Plunger Elevator
Company. More than ISO guests attended
Clcmnra J. MartuOO Tears. 1731 F at. cw.
Claris E. Mara, r S9 tth at. ae.
Wallace Palmer. 40, Froridenc Hospital.
Martin Collins. 21 Taberculoaie Hospital.
Daniel Klnff, 78. Government Hospital Insane.
Mary White. 4. Halt at. ta.
Lea Smith, 9S. X It at. nw.
Georre Branson, 36. foot of 30th at. nw.
Frank Hamilton, SS. Goorretovn Unirniitj Hoei.
ISM. voted Lafayette, who was then aged
and gray, $200,000 and 23,000 acres of fer
tile land In Florida as. a reward for
services and Jtnrrtiriralon of expenses
Incurred during the ReialuUon..
AND A BIG NAYY
Amalgamation and "Pre. Agency"
the Themes at Dinner of
Sea Dogs Ashore.
Amalramallon of constructors. Of
naval officers, and of newspapers toi
advocated fervidly both by the nw
paper correspondents and the nary men
who attended tha dinner given to the
Navy 'League by Assistant Secretary
Beekroan TVlnthrop In tho New wwara
Hotel last night- The naval officers. In
cluding the Assistant Secretary, wsnted
amalgamation because with tha aid of
the newspapers they felt sure of. their
victory for a bigger ana oeiier navy.
The correspondents wanted It because
they saw visions of unlimited publicity
Jn the Navy Department
Col. Thompson Tacre.
Though In tho strict sense of the word
It was Secretary Wlnlhrop'a dinner. CoL
Robert M. Thompson, vice president of
the Navy League, was toastmaster and
sounded the call for unification between
navy and newspapers untflcatlon, he
said? that would lead to a better under
standing on all sides. Tnere were inrao
speakers. Intermittently there was
mualo and Pathe pictures.
Secretary Wlnthrop. who responded to
the toast. "The Department of the Navy."
after commenting on the Advantage of
an amalgamation of tha officials 'and
newspapers, predicted that those present
at the table would Hve to see this coun
try embroiled In another war.
Quoting from the history of the United
States, he cited the war of the Revolu
tion, of 1S12. the Mexican war, the civil
war, and the Spanish-American war to
show that the average length ot peaoo
In this country was twenty-eight yeara.
Thirteen yeara have passed, he said, since
the last war was declared. The American
navy to-day. he continued. Is far ad
vanced In marksmanship over the time
when this country declared war on Spain.
During the battle of Santiago, said the
Secretary, the percentage of hits was 314
at a distance ot 3.000 yards, and with
two-tenths shots fired per minute.
Aa to Gunnery.
A recent test, he said, which was
made at the distance of 10.000 yards,
shows 33 per cent hits, with the guns
tiring two shots a minute. During the
Spanish-American war, he said, the
hits were mostly made with small
guns. During the recent test all ot
the hits were made with large guns.
In conclusion the Secretary urgently
Insisted that more admirals should be
appointed In the American navy, cot
for the aggrandizement of the officers,
but so that this nation one ot the
foremost In naval strength should not
be outranked by smaller powers at In
This Idea was also approved by CoL
Praised by WalnvrrlRht.
Following Secretary Wlnthrop was
Rear Admiral Richard Walnwrlght.
who responded to the toast 'The Navy
and the new reform." Admiral Waln
wrlght praised both Secretary Meyer and
Assistant Secretary Wlnthrop for their
service In the work of reform. When
'Secretary Meyer came Into office, said
Admiral Walnwrlght, the navy had out
grown the sytem built up for It. Their
work, he said, has been to bring order
ont ot confusion.
In response to the final toast. "The
press." E. C Snyder, president of the
Republican Club, spoke in favor ot a
continued friendship between the officers
of the navy and newspaper correspond
ents. He then criticised In a friendly
way the ships of the American navy,
commenting on their lack of speed. This
problem, he said, must some day be cor
rected Preparedness was peace, he said,
and despite all efforts toward Interna
tlonal arbitration, this country shonld
always be ready for the alternative of
Charles "L S A." Roth sang.
Present nt TJanqact.
Following Is a list of the guests
near Admiral Jtma D. Ariame. Parmastrr Darid
M. Addlarm. aril Enzlnrer W. II. Allen. Bear Ad
miral Philip Andrews.
Rear Admiral Charles J. Ttadrtr. ludcs SldneT
Rallflil. McKre ItarrUjr Hear Admiral AlWrt b.
Barker, Darid H Barry, Hon. Arthur I Bates.
Hon. Fl n, nattrtct. Oanmandrr Rcrtnald It.
BeDicsp. Commindtr Victor Blue, J A. Bredena,
Harry J. llrovn. 8, L. Croirn. Bear Admiral Wll
lard II. tlrornaon. truster X. P. Bryant. Thomas
Josrro Carey, Pay Inspector Joserh J. Cheatham.
Bear Admiral CMbr M. Chester, Senator Mosea E.
Clam. Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark, Rear Admi
ral Gecrrs I'. Oolrenorneea. Bear Admiral Hntrh I.
One. K. Jease Coniray. John Corrisan, Lieut, Com
mandiT Lyman A. Cotton. F C Ctaulter. raymaater
T J Ontle. Atutln Cunnistham.
Arthur Henry Dadmnn. Commander Archibald H.
Hatte. Rear Admiral C. IL Daiia. Arthur Walla
Dnnn Cant. Herbert O. Dunn. Frauds John D)rr.
U 1. Edmonds. Henry Hands. F. A. Emery. J.
Fred Kaur. non. Albert Estortnal.
Bear Admiral W K Field. John W. Firmer.
Rear Admiral Frank I" Fletcher. Hon. Georra Ed
nxmd Fan, Albert Whiting Fox.
Walter 8. Card. Alfred U Geljw. Genre E. Gn
liland, Isaaa Grrrl.
H C Hallam. Dudley Harmon. Jamea Hay. jr..
Lieut. Ilohrrt Hetidemo. A. E. Hetaa, Hon. W. L.
Henalry, Gronra Urlswold HiU. Charles A. Hamil
Ilymaater Walter B. Izard.
J. K. Jrnks, E. B. Johns. Senator Charles F.
Mr. Kelley. Gusi J. Kanrer. Charles P. Keyser.
Jclin Hirby, Can. Jonn J. unarp, lion, jsruur w.
Assistant Nasal Constructor Emory 6. Land. John
E. Lathrop. Rear Admiral Loarltt C Lccan, Hon.
Ueorze A. Loud.
Commander W, D. MarDonzall. Russell N. Jtto
Lcnnan. Hnh Mclssae, Rear Admiral T. C. Mc
Lean. Coy Mason. Jerry A Mathews. Charles Y.
MeUtir. Morton M. Milford. Hot S. Miner. K.
11. B. Ncabttt Rear Admiral Rejinald F. Nichol
son, lning C. Norwood.
Georjo H. O'Connor.
Hen. Lemuel P. Padfott. ThomSJ J. Pence, A. .
Ilcklea, Senator Miles Ptindexter. Capt, Teaplin
M. I-otta, Harry rrtok
Surreon Theodore W, Kicharda, Joseph Eoi-rr.
Charles Roth, Cart. Robert U BosaeU.
Lieut. Commander Frits L. Candor. Oswald .
Scnnrtte. Rear Admiral Charles D. Blssbee, Hal TL
Hmtth. Capt. Boy c. Bmlth. WUUam WouTe Smith.
John Snnre. EJsar C Snyder. John K. fltanffer,
H. C fiterena. Rear Admiral Thomas 11. Stereos,
Commander Joseph Strauss, Gcorce W. Summers.
Henarrv Cland A. 8wansoO.
L. W. Thatia, Lieut. EUsha Theall. CoL Robert
M. Thompson. Tbeoaora li. liner, jura inun,
Hon. Samuel J. Tribble. Bear Admiral Nathan o.
William A. tan BensSoten. Leroy T. VrmoB, Jf.
Vernon, Rear Admiral Charles E. Vreeland.
Rear Admiral Richard Wahrsrrurht, Ernest G.
Walker. Harry W. Walker. Henry H. Ward, Lieut.
Commander W. C Watts, Richard Weujhtman.
Frank I. Whitehead. Arthur Wtllert. Capt. Albert
G. Wlnterhalter, Hon. Bcekman Wlnthrop, Hon.
8amucl AvmaeTscoon. Capt. Spencer &. Wood.
Walter J. and Daiaey Vermillion boy.
Conrad n. and Kathrrlne Unjar..bor. "
Georca U and Edna 8, Thomas.' bey.
Alfred P. W. and Cornelia M. Schmidt, bey.
Joseph and Julia Stanisiesraki. boy.
Jacob and Ida Perenstein. boy.
Lemuel B. and Louis. T. Miller. rlrL
Frank P. and Mary V. Madiran. boy.
Benjamin aSd Helen R. Moffett , tSA
Dlekerson y. and Theodora I Hooter, boy.
Otto and Fredericka. M. Herat rM.
Henry p. and Edith K. Gray, boy
Frank and Lncl Dimer. slrl.
Xonls and Vary Donaldson. toy
Ernest and Babel A. Deale. bay
Lea M. and Viola M. Corrkk. tlrt.
'Benjamin F. sod Laurs Brosrn. rirL.
G. W. and Helen V. Battl'f. .
Russell O. and Arnes Allen, boy.
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pr Bed, Weak, Weary, Watery Eyes and
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' BRAWL IN HOUSE
Continued from Page One,
sponsiblUty for those Injuries' because he
raised the point of order against tha
0 Item that might have made such an
"I am astonished that a member of
Congress should rise on the floor of this
House and object to an appropriation ot
this character, an appropriation Intended
to facilitate the work 6f 'examining ele
vators In the District and guarding men.
women, and children against Injury or
death. If I had been responsible for such
Injuries by such means, I would think
about It to the day ot my death."
Heated. Retort Made.
At the conclusion of Mr. Madden'a re
marks, the Kentucky member, referring
to Mr. Madden'a opposition to the bill
Increasing the salaries for crossing po
licemen, said he was doing better than
the Illinois member, because, while the
latter, tn the previous occasion, sought
to save money for the corporations, he
was trying to save money for the people.
"I take exception to the remarks of tha
gentleman from Kentocky," answered the
Illinois member, rising.
"Take your exception outside," yelled
the Kentucklsn across the chamber. "You
can aee me there and settle your excep
tion at any time. Go outside now and"
starting for the door "111 be with you."
At this point the gavel, which had been
going like a trip hammer, finally made It
self heard above the din, and when the
House bad again quieted the Kentucklan
announced the withdrawal of his point of
Amendment by Rnrleeon.
An Important amendment was offered
by Representative Burleson, of Texas,
chairman of the subcommittee on ap
propriations, to the item for the building
Inspector's office. Mr. Burleson's amend
ment, which was passed without a di
vision, would take from the District gov
ernment to be turned Into the Treasury
one-half ot the revenues ot the building
Inspector's office. Under the present law.
all of these fees sxcrue to th District.
Claiming that the Democrats are trying
to make the United States government
meaner than the "closest" of private em.
ployers, aa far as salaries are concerned,
Representative Cooper, of Wisconsin,
singled out an Item calling for the em
ployment of messengers In the assessors
office at ISO a month for his attack.
Mr. Burleson replied that the govern
ment would pay as much for any service
as that service was worth, but would
not pay any compensation In excess
Mr. Burleson agreed that 3S0 a month is
a low compensation, but that If other
employers could get the same work done
for that price he would oppose paying
For Cat-throat Competition,
Mr. Cooper said thla was putting tha
government In the position of creating a
cut-throat competition and profiting
thereby. The colloquy resulted In a short
speech by Representative Berger, In
which the latter congratulated himself
on having learned at last the position
of the Democratic party en the wage
"In other words," said the only Social
ist member, "you want to do as bad or
worse by your people than the worst
private employer does." Mr. Berger In
troduced an amendment increasing the
salaries of messengers from M to 183
a month. The amendment was knocked
out on a point of order. Frorrf that time
on Mr. Rerger Introduced similar amend
ments whenever the question or compen
sation for messengers came up.
In the course of crossfire between
Representatives Cooper and Burleson,
the latter charged the Republicans with
trying to force Increases tn salaries by
means ot "buncombe." Mr. Cooper re
plied that, to his knowledge, "there Is
no greater part master In the art of
buncombe than the distinguished gen
tleman from Texas
Sluts Attarks System.
Representative Sims, of Tennessee,
suggested that the Federal government
seemed to be "an orphan or a neglected
child." so far as the discussion was con
cerned. "The whole trouble." he said,
"lies In this Illogical, unreasonable, and
unjust half-and-half proposition.
Chairman Fitzgerald, of the Appropria
tions Committee, referred to the fact
that the press ot the District had criti
cised the committee for refusing to rec
ommend increases of salaries for em
ployes ot the local government. He de
clared that In 1307 Congress, by special
legislation, had Increased tho salaries
of policemen and flrcm.cn and school
teachers and put them on an adequate
scale of compensation
Moro than that," he said, "'the Dis
trict bill for the last five years has been
generous In Increasing the salaries of
District employes and In creating new
places. In IMS, 131 new offices were cre
ated at a cost of JH019. and ninety sala
ries were Increased at a cost of 311.470.
In 1909. ninety-three new offices were cre
ated at a cost of JS3.0CO. and sixty-eight
sauries were increased at a cost of
J9.9T9. In 1910. 13 new offices were cre
ated at a cost of S110.TS9, and forty-five
salaries were Increased at a cost ot
7.663. In 1911, sixty-one new offices were
created at a cost of iZU. and 107 sala
ries were Increased at a cost of $5,123.
In 1911. the f rent year, ninety-nine
new offices were created at a cost of
158,77. and forty-six salaries were In
creased at a cost of rr.CTj.
Bill TT OIUccs.
"Altogether 513 new offices have been
created during the last fire years, at a
cost of C81S&. and S36 salaries Increased
at a cost of J4W11."
Are any decreases provided for In
this bill?" Inquired Representative Lo-
beck, of Nebraska, a member of the
"Ves," replied Mr. Fitzgerald, "the sal
ary of the keeper of the pound Is re
duced from J1.M0 to I Law. and there Is
n satisfactory reason for that. Four
times tho Commissioners ot the District
recommended that this salary be :
duced. Then the poundmaster died.
new one was appointed, and the Com
missioners did not recommend a reduc
tion this year. We thought, however,
In view of their repeated recommenda
tions, that the compensation of the
poundmaster be reduced, that we might
eafely do It In this bill. Most ot the
employes of the District government are
well paid. Borne of them possibly are not
adequately compensated. The thing to
do now la to eliminate extravagances.
Then there will be time enough 'to talk
about a general readjustment of pay.
air, Burleson insisted on nis point of
order against the Berger amendmentjuid
It was held out of order.
Corporation Counsel's Salary.
,'The Item providing for the salary of
the corporation counsel brought Out a
spirited debate, as Representative Fow
ler, of Illinois, introduced an amendment
reduclnr the salary from HSOOas pro
vided In the bill, to H.000. Representa
tive Mann, the minority leader of the
House, came back with an amendment
to the Fowler amendment, proposing to
raise the salary from KCOO to tf.OOCl'
After a short debate, in the-course ot
which the Incumbent, E. H. Thomas, was
eulogized by Representative Sims, of
Tennessee, and Representative Campbell,
of Kansas, both amendments were lost.
Representative sneney, ot Kentucky.
again proposed to obviate the question of
low salaries for government clerks by
weeding out the forces and Increasing the
salaries of those clerks overlooked tn
the weeding out process. '
NEW HEADS NAMED
BY EASTERN STAR
Grand Chapter .Holds Election and
Closet Its Sixteenth An-
The Grand Chapter, Order of tha
pastern Star ot the District, closed Its
sixteenth annal grand session last night
in Eastern 8tar chamber at Hew Msv
The election or officers resulted aa fol
lows: Mr. Fannie Taylor, grand matron:
Charles F. Roberts, grand patron: Miss
Grace E. Wllklns, associate grand mat
ron; Kenton N. Harper, associate grand
patron: Mrs. Rose A- Tost, grand secre
tary; Miss Cecilia Atkinson, grand treas
urer; Mrs. Mary E. Teachum. 'grand lec
turer; Mrs. Jesslo W. Cowles, grand con
ductress; Mrs. Catherine Loeffler. asso
ciate grand conductress; Mrx. Ida V.
Fober, grand marshal; Mrs. Lillian Caflt
grand chaplain; Mrs. Bertha G. Hudson,
grand warder: Charles E. Molster. grand
sentinel! Mrs. Julia X. Streater, trustee,
and Mrs. Ellxa P. Walson, Mrs. Nellie
M. Laudergren, and Mr. Alcena Lamond,
members of the board .of directors.
Following election of the retiring grand
matron. Miss Ethel D. Baker, presented
to the retiring grand patron Wallace D.
Btreator, a handsome momento In honor
ot his term In office during the last year,
one of the most successful In the history
of the order In the District. The retiring
grand patron Installed the newly elected
At the opening session of the Grand
Chapter a charter was granted to WUUam
F, Hunt Chapter. No. 18. O. E. S.. and
o'n Friday night the grand patron and
grand matron, assisted by other Grand
Chapter officers. Instituted and consti
tuted the William F Hunt chapter, with
the following officers: Helen Barnard,
worthy matron: Dr. George A. Baker,
worthy patron: Rosle I. Carter, associate
matron: Katie Rose, conductress; Annie
Mlchelson. associate conductress; A.
Maud Proctor, secretary; Augusta
Brown, treasurer: Gertrude Johnson,
chaplain: Emily Tracy, marshal; Llllle
Myers, organist; May McCauly. Adah;
Flora Marshall. Ruth; Pamella Ish.
Esther: Amy Myers, Martha; Viola Ben
nett. Electa: Mary Vermillion, warder,
and Joseph Bennett, sentinel.
During the entire three days' session
tha Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star
was honored by the presence of William
Moasholder. past grand patron of the
Order or the Eastern Star or California.
WILL HONK, HONK
FOR GOOD ROADS
Automobile Voters to Stand Up and
Be Counted at the Convention
In the coming Presidential election the
question of good roads is to play a part
It has never played before, and the "auto
mobile vote" will bd a decided factor, ac
cording to the statements of members of
the American Automobile Association,
who will hold their annual convention
In thla city Tuesday and Wednesdsy.
Various automobile and business men
are to call upon the President and Con
gress in order to Impress the necessity
for good roads legislation.
At the convention every phase ot Fed
eral law Its possibilities. Its weaknesses,
and the most urgent of needed changes
will be thrashed out by a gathering rep
resenting the majority ot owners and
makers of machines ot all types.
Those representatives of the organiza
tion now In this city declare that the
sentiment for Federal aid In good roads
Is spreading all over the country, and
that farmers are the latest class to de
mand better facilities for getting their
produce to market Many othera main
tain that good roads, by cheapening the
cost of transportation, win reduce the
cost of living, still others point out that
an Increased appropriation for good roads
will advance the efficacy ot the rural
free delivery, a feature of national In
terest. Among the members of Congress who
will speak at the convention at the
Raleigh cither at the Tuesday or Wed
nesday sessions will be Representatives
Bjrnes of Bouth Carolina, Humphrey it
Washington. Shackleford or MIssourK
Frouty of Iowa, Suiter of New ToriO
L,intnicum or Man land. Towner of Iowa.
Borland of Missouri. Howard of Georgia.
r-iooi or Virginia. Whltacre of Ohio. An
thony ot Kansas, Ilobson of Alabama,
itugnea ot west Virginia, and Austin of
Among the distinguished speakers
also will be Senator John Sharp Will
iams, of Mississippi, who will discuss
"The, best use for our surplus revenue:"
Senator Bankhead, of Alabama, who
will discuss "Federal aid and rural
free delivery." and Senator Swanson,
of Virginl. who will discuss "Post
roads a proper Federal aid expense."
It Is expected that every State In the
Union will be represented at the Ra
lelgh. Robert P. Hooper, the president
or the American Automobile Assocla
tlon. will open the meeting. I-ogan
Waller Page, director of the United
States office of public roads, will make
tne address of welcome. George
Diehl, chairman of the national good
roads board ot tha association, will ex
plain "What we are here for." and
Jesse Taylor, secretary of the Ohio
Good Roads Federation, will describe
"Rural folks and mud roads."
Steamer Sinks tn Arkansas.
tittle Rock, Ark.. Jsn. It The steamer
Nettle Johnson, on the way from Marl'
ona. Ark., to Helena, struck heavy tee
in Lake 1'AngUle and sank in twenty-five
feet of water to-day. Two passengers
were drowned and fourteen others were
rescued. They were badly frozen, and
are in a serious condition.
Children and adult Day end nlcht Courses:
Boatne-, Graded. COLLEGE. Txep, SPECIAL
lAluuet, AUUUHEXTATIOX rORUINO (3 S
tlOJ. Coartilni, Catalogue.
FTUXCES MANX HALL. A. XL, PrinclpaL
n E ll. si. Than M. JST.
Do You Want a. Good
Ton can prtpart yourself tor on at Strayer's
Boauicaa CoUere ta a few months. W wm procure
th patulon for you. then you are ready, fiat a
alr.ll (raaaat ot thla school. Is tmempuyad. Call,
writ, or 'pood for catalogue.
i ,Of Ertry DeserlptVxi-Mocerately Priced.
TmnrsIDestms. . Funeral Deetras.
GEO. C. SHAPFEE.
Ceautltu! Floral Deatsas, ray reasonable la price.
-srsosus aasa-ataur aua at js so. as.
soncs or apfliuatiox ron chabttb.-
lwck la kersey sjtatv of the laJantioo of tha cm
clanifnal to apply to tho Coaatsatosssn af Us Ma.
triet of Colamtts. on the ftH DAT 07 FEB.
BOABX. Utt, at V) o'clock a. av. for a ekartar sf
tnoorporalion under the- prerlalosi of aa Set of Obo
traaa entitled "An act to praeid fee tha Incor
poration of tnat. loan, siortrtrs. ssd eertarn other
ccrccratlona within the District of Columbia." av
prayed October L ifeo, and embraced la esbrhuear
11 of the Coda of the District ot n"
Tha nam of th proposed eompaay aUQ a Tb
Manser Trust Campuy."
Tho company 1 to be orpalxM for th purpose
ot dome genera trust. loan, and mortfasai buatnaea.
and Such other business aa may be astharlaad by
said act of Commas or by tho Osd ot th District
The nime of th proposed Incorporator erei
rjruk A. afnsaey.
Jama t. Oyster.
Ashler it. GonkL
Harry 3L aabasxh.
Virion J. Lambert,
V, T. Dewart.
A. 8. Wffrthtnftoll.
John B. Nolan.
Wm. Henry White,
F. A, -Vl&sr.
8. W. Woodward.
Oeorr E- Oalther,
Wm. P. Coda.
Wm. A. HiU,
C ft Pt
Tho. C, Bradley,
THE .ANNUAL UEErlKO) OF THE STOCE
bolders of THE HDOH RETLLT CO.. Ire.,
will be held at th cOcea ot tbe company. UHN. 1.
are., on FEBBUAItr V. m, at 1 o'doet p, a.
THE AN.SUAI, HEETI.NO Of THE BTOCk
holdera of th Washlnstoa Bailway and Electrl
Company for th purpose ot rleetlas; a board of di
rectors to earr for th enjoins Tsar, sad to trtaawt
aneh other basines as win property come before th
meetins. vtn b held at th oflc of th eomnasy.
lath and East Capitol eta.. WeJhlsxtoa D. O. ess
8ATUKDAT. January 2. BltstB o'clock boob.
T. J. WHITEHEAD, Secretary.
in)! A.N.NUAL MIsTTI.NG OF THE STOCK
holders cf the Aneeostle and rotomao Brrer Ban
read Company for th rorpoa of etecuar a board of
directors to eem for th maalnc 7r. sal to trass
act accb other bnalnaa aa arlll properly com before
th nueUnr, will be bald at the o9os of the eonv
oany. lith and Eaat Capital eta, Waahtastea. JX
a. oa SATTJBDAT, Jantuuy O. Ita. at 11 aosk
noon. r. J. WHITEHEAD. Secretary.
THB ANNUAL MEETINO OF THE STOCK'
holders cf th City It Snbubas Baflway of Wash
Inston for th porpoa of laracx a board of di
rectors to arm tor th cnanlaf ytar. and to transact
such other boslaese aa wOl notwlj mm before th
meetiaf. will b held at, th oOoa ef th compear.
Itth and Eaat Canttol at.. Washlnstoa. D. C B
BATCBDAT. January JO. tnXal 11 o'clock soon.
F. J. WHITEHEAD. Secretary.
HB ASNl,AI,"MEETl:'a OP Tilil ntfVV.
holdera of the Georretown and TermaUrtowu Rail
way Company tot tha porpose ef eieeUts a heart ef
dlractora to em for to ensuing year, aad to traaa
act aneh other bosiaese aa will iaiiili eon bofor
th meetlni. will be held at th oSa ef th com
pear, lfch and Eaat Capitol sts.. WaahlartOo. O. C
on SATTJBDAT. Jssaary , ITA at II o'clock aeon.
V. J. WHITEHEAD. Secretary.
THB ANNUAL MCCT1NO Or THE rJTOCK
holdera of th Brishtwood Railroad Compear fee
th pnrpM ef elecUnf a board of directors to serte
for the woaoins year , and to tranaace aneh ether
bmrlnees as ami properly cob before th nutttnc
win be betd at th oSe of th company, itth and
East Capital eta.. Washlnrton D. O. en BAT
CH DAT. January . MIX at a afetorh sora.
F- J. WHITEHEAD. Secretary.
THE AWCAb MEETING OF THE 8TOCK
holdera of th Potomac Elrrtrj Power Company
for th porpoa of rleettns a board of director ta
err for th eetolnxyear, and to tranaact each other
baseness as will properly eom before th meeCmr.
wCI be held at th oBea cf th company, lath and
East Capital eta.. Waahmrtao. D. O. on SATCB
DAT. January 33. TK2. at S3 o'clock noon.
F. J. WHITEHEAD. Secretary.
On acconnt of th heary lea ta th
riser, th ferry eerno between Wash
tofton and Alexandria vul be dlscca-
tamed tmlil farther aouoa.
THIS IS TO CEBTirr THAT THB CEBTITI-
cates of Clesa X arose. Noa. TDS. TsOo. TUT. Tift.
of to Xartrat and Loaa F"vr Oorapany ef
atexbn City, Mexico, war lost la th wreak of
th Ward Lin steamer Uarlda. la May. OIL
ARTHTJB CCSHMAX. JalMI
Office of tha
United Grocers Co.,
8th aad F Its. X. W.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS have
this dsy declared a dividend from th
net earnings at rate of 10 per cent,
payable to all shareholders of record.
H. G. HALLIN'aER. Pres.
Washington. D. C Jan, 10. 1912.
A limited number of shares are offered
for sale at par. S10. until
It further notice.
J. B. RIBBS,
Carpenter and Builder. 1&3 L nw Than V. jar.
Eapert House Bepalrmc and Rcmodetlac
First-dase wcrk and a kVytar guarantee : reason
able. Can M SKTnx, and set estimate. MA3T
BROTSKT & SOX. Mbicr Maaxtaourtrs. Ol V
nw. w JeS-tf
NOTICE 13 UEREBT GIYEX THAT BT Or-
oer nt the board ef directors, a meetins of th
atodtholdera cf the rotcenac Electrle rawer Com
Piny b railed to meet at the oOr of the romps a j.
ourteeoth and Eaat Carltol streets, in the dty ef
WasMnaton. District cf Colombia, on th EST
DAT OF JANUART HU. at 11 o'dcrt a. tn..
for the prrpnse of cooatderinf and taUof tha action
recessary for the ortnpany ta farther Inereae tha
amount of ita capital stock and to extend th acop
of ita business under, by rtrtu of. and la eoaform
ity with the proslstone ot chapter la, of the Code
of taw or tha District of Columbia.
CLARESCE t K1SO.
M. E. AILE8.
O CO. TRCESDELU
CHARLES J. BELL.
W F HAM.
CLARENCE F. NORMENT.
Wit LOEB. Jr..
WM. B, BIBBS.
VIAVI SCIENCE OF HEALTH. NAT
nrsiL. nonaurtrtcal: aQO-n. book free. Apply
by maU. Sit Colorado Bldg. Free lecture
tor women weanesoays at i;i p. m.
You Haven't Tasted
Th finest of griddle calea unlew
you're enjoyed th kind that
MILLER'S Setf-Raiste Rack
wheel yieHa. JIade of eholeset
tnountalncrown grain, locka and
e r as ., ,n..', c. ...mniie's surmlled.
B. B. EARNSHAW Cf BRO..
Wholesale Grocers. 11th and M eta, aa.
MEREDITH WRIGHT On August ID.
1M. at Mays Landing. N'. J., by D. E.
lszard. Justice of the Peace Mr
EDWARD C. MEREDIT1L of Vir
ginia. Okla.. and Miss MART t
WRIGHT, of Washington. D. C
PALMER Suddenly, on Friday. January
12: 1911. at Providence Hospital. WAL
LACE T. PALMER. ,. ..
Funeral from George P. Zurhorst a un
dertaking parlors. Ml East Capitol
street, on Monday. January IS, aX-lM
p. m. Interment (private) at Arling
ton Cemetery. (New York and Con
necticut papers please copy.)
GEOBGE P. ZUEH0EST,
531 EAST CAPITOL ST.
Eitabllshed ltSf. CHAS. S. ZtJBHOBST. Mgr.
W. E. .PDMPrLBEY & SON,
rUXEUAL DIBECTOUS AKD EMBAUlgBS,
US rourtecnth, street nw.
ChaprL 'Phon North Jan.
J. WILLIAM LEE, Fueral Director
and Embebner. Llrery In connection. Commodious
Chapel and Modem Crematorium. Modest price.
12 PennarlranU see. ear. Talephon XIala UH.
W. R. SPEARE,
FL'.NERAL DIRECTOR AXD EUBALMER.
940F Street N.W.
WASHisGTox. n. a
Thones JIain isl
Frank A. Spearc, Mgr.
Laxetst Morning: Circnlatioa.