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THE WASHINGTON HERAUX SUNDAY.. JANUARY 14. 1912.
TAX REFORM BILL
Single Tax Advocate Will
Attempt Codification of
ASKS ANNUAL LEVIES
Hew York Member Also "Will Try to
Get Graduating Scale for Eeal
Repealing all previous laws of assess
ment and taxation as applied to real es
tate In the District, and tar broader in
Its scope than was at first anticipated, a
bill embodying tils Ideas of needed assess
ment and taxation .forms In the District
will be Introduced In the House by Rep
resentative Henry George, Jr. of New
York, "Wednesday or Thursday.
The George bill, upon which the single
tax advocate has been at work for
months, will effect a complete codification
of the real estate assessment and taxa
tion laws of the District; will call for
"""' Instead of triennial assessments,
a graduating Increase of assessments on
unimproved property In the District, and
a corresponding decrease In assessments
on Improvements, and many other fea
tures of a progressive nature.
Mr George refused -yesterday to dis
cus his bill In detail. He admitted that
It w ould be broader In scope than was at
first anticipated, and that It would con
tain the features enumerated aboe Con
trary to expectation, the bill will not
specif cally call for a different personnel
for the excise and assessment boards.
It Is believed this will be brought about
through new provisions in the bill, how
ever. Will Itepeal Laws.
"I cannot discuss the bill In detail,"
said Mr George, 'as there are sorre fea
tures I have not definitely worked out
In my own mind. The bill will be ready
for introduction In the next fortnight. It
will call for the repeal of the existing
laws of assessment and taxation as ap
jlled to real estate In the District, and
it 111 itself stand as the District's code
for such taxation.
I hat c been w orking. on the bill for
some time. In seeking a working basis
for refo-ms I hope to Institute In the
District's f)stexn of taxation and assess
ment I found no comprehensive act
upon which to work The existing law
i made up of acts and parts of acts
running back to at least thirty-five
sears There was no adequate compila
tion of these acts. In response to mv
request for this information. Commis
sioner P.udolph requested Assessor Rich
ards to make such a compilation, which
he did He also added an index.
Even with this, however. I found the
laws of the District in regard to the
tnxatlcn and assessment of real estate
difficult to understand, because It was
ncccsary to jump backward and for
ward through the statutes For this rea.
son it appeared that a codification of
what might be called the 'live laws
Miould ue made and sFould bo .embraced
in an act Introducing such improvements
as seemed to me to be required here In
itobstltute for Other Kctm.
What I am working on. therefore. Is
not onI an act requiring annual Instead
of triennial assessments and other lm
portant features but a codification of all
existing laws that wiH not be changed
by thee features. In othe- words,
hope to nuke this act a substitute for
all other acts on this subject.
In preparing the codification I hav e.
of course, used all the material I could
from the other statutes, the only changes
in the wording being changes which I
think will work improvement In th.e ac
tion of the laws
"Whenever the bill is introduced In
the House. It will not be reported out
for final action before ample opportunity
shall have been offered for hearings.
want all who are Interested In this ques
tion to come before the committee and
give It th benefit of their views.
have found that there is- a great deal
of Interest in the Houe on the question
of District assessments. A number of
members on both sides of the chamber
have askd me when my bill will be
ready and have expressed a desire to en'
ter the discussion on It But I want
the people of the District, who will be
affected by It, to let me know how It
strikes them, lr there are faults in tne
bill. I want to know It. If the language
can be Improved on, I want to know It.
ADVOCATES TAYLOR SYSTEM.
Gen. Crosier Says It AMI1 Increase
Advocating the Taj lor system of shop
management. Brig Gen. William Crozier.
Chief of the Ordnance Bureau of the
War Department, appeared before the
House Committee on Labor yesterday
Gen Crozier t-ald he had studied the
Taylor sjstem and had decided that It
was best suited to Increase the efficiency
cf the ordnance department.
Gen, Crozier had no criticism to make
of the labor unions which are opposing
the system, but added.
"There should bo some sjstem to In
crease the efficiency of shop work. All
of the officers in charge of ordnance fac
tories are anxious to make good records
for efficiency. I think we have the pick
of workmen and that the government
treats Its employes better than other em
ploers There should be some way
of stimulating the work of the machin
ist and other skilled mechanics. Just as
the unskilled mechanics are now stimu
lated to better effort by their labor
Knox Asks Redaction.
Secretary of State Knox yesterday fell
In line with Postmaster General Hitch
cock, who startled Washington the other
day when ne asked that an item in his
estimates for appropriations be reduced
many thousands of dollars, by requesting
Congress to cut down the State Depart
ment estimates for the coming year by
J100.000. This rduct!on Is made possible,
said Secretary Knox, through the disap
pearance of some of the difficulties in
volved In the work of surveying and
marking the boundaries between Alaska
and Canada ard the United States and
Senate Mar Recede.
Senator Borah, of Idaho, has begun a
mov ement to hav e the Senate recede from
Its position on tho resolution submitting
b. constitutional "amendment for the nan.
ular election Of United States Senators. I
The resolution is now In conference be
tween the Senate and House.
The Sutherland-Bristow amendment
preserving to the Federal government the
right to control "the time, place, and
manner" of electing Senators by the peo-1
pie Is the Issue between the conferees.
FIGHT FOR BSTATE
SOON TO BE ENDED
Claimant to Baldwin Millions Will
Know Verdict of California Su v
preme Court To-morrow.
Los Angeles. Jan. IS. A final decision
Is expected to be handed down by the
State Supreme Court Monday morning,
in the fight that has been waged In the
California courts for the last two years
to establish the right of Miss Beatrice
Anita Turnbull to a share of S2.SCO.000 In
the J3O.O00.O0O estate of J "Lucky"
Baldwin, whose daughter she claims
Through her guardian. Leo J. Magulre.
the Turnbull girl has based her claim to
a share In the Baldwin millions, which
the millionaire 'horseman and gambler
left to be equally divided between his
wife and their children, on the allega
tion that Baldwin had entered Into a
marriage with her mother, Mrs. Lillian
B. Turnbull. Mrs. Turnbull has stated
that she did nut .know the ceremony was
Invalid until shortly before the birth of
Beatrice, when she Immediately left the
Soon after, Mrs. Turnbull, who was
then Lillian Ashley, went to Boston,
where she married a man named Turn
bull and brought Beatrice up In the be
lief that Turnbull was her father. The
secret of the child s birth was- not re
vealed until after Baldwin's death. In
April, 1909, when she placed her case In
the hands of Walter B Grant and W.
B McCorkle, well-known lawjers of
Boston and New York, respectively, who,
together with three leading members of
the Los Angeles bar, agreed to finance a
battle to break the will and have made
such a determined fight that a favorable
decision Is confidently expected.
FOES IN THE HOUSE
President Taft has made an important
mgv e to checkmate the plan of the Demo
crats to put him In a hole on the open
ing tariff legislation of the session.
Leaders of the majority party In the
House will be startled to learn that
President Taft has already taken steps
tc have before him expert data on which
he may be able to pass Judgment on the
Democratic revision of the Iron and steel
schedule. The President, It was learned
last night, has Issued rush orders to
Herbert Knox Smith, Commissioner of
Corporations, to push his Investigation
of prices In the lion and steel trade to
a conclusion and lay the results before
the President. Commissioner Smith has
dropped practically all other work, and
Is devoting his force to the task of ob
taining thU data.
The Importance with which the Demo
crats regard the first tariff bill of the
cession Is indicated b their selection of
the Iron and steel schedule. They be
lieve that they have a better chance to
get this measure through the Republican
Senate and up to President Taft than
any other tariff bilk
The Democrats, without the support
of the La Follette-Cummlns group In the
Senate, will be helpless to put any tariff
legislation not based on the report of the
tariff board up to President Taft. Leader
Underwood and his associates are reiv
ing, however, upon a working under
standing with La Follette and his fol
lowers, similar to the one that they had
In the special session of Congress
RESOLUTION BOTHERS CLARK.
Indorses folk's Candidacy and
Bears Speaker's Signature.
Speaker Clark's friends are disturbed
over the action of the managers of the
Joseph W Folk boom In circulating fac
simile copies of the resolution adopted b
the Missouri fa tate convention a j ear or
ea ago indorsing Folk for President, to
which the signature of Speaker Clark is
attached This Is onl one of the many
embarrassments that have grown out of
the collision of booms In Missouri.
At the time Gov Folk's name was
brought forward for the Presidency and
he was given the Indorsement, Speaker
Clark had not figured much In the calcu
lations of the boomers for the 1'reslden
cr Now that bis candidacy has attained
a conspicuous place In the list of Demo
cratic favorites the Speaker's friends be
lieve that Folk should do the gracious
thing and get out of the way But every
suggestion of that sort Is greeted by a
louder beating of the Folk bass drum.
Speaker Clark s friends admit that It Is
an exasperating situation.
HARRISON FEARS LEAKAGE.
Inquires if Great Britain Can
Learn Onr avsl Secrets.
Representative Francis Burton Harri
son, of New York, wants the Navy De
partment to tell whether British subjects
are employed In American navy yards,
and are thus able to fumlsh the British
government wltii information that might
operate to the disadvantage of the United
States In time of war Mr Harrison yes
terday Introduced a resolution In the
House calling upon the Secretary of the
Navy to furnish this information
Mr. Harrison's fears" on this subject
have oeen aroused by Information that
has been laid before him by the New
York Society of Public Accounts. This
organization charges that a British firm
has been employed to introduce cost
keeping systems in the ?avy Department
and navy jards, and that British sub
jects are employed In the work. The
Harrison resolution calls upon the Sec
retary of the Navy to inform the House
specifically whether alien chartered ac
countants have not had access to the
confidential and secret processes and
methods of manufacturing' in the depart
Smoot BUI Discussed.
The Smoot bill for the codification and
revision of the printing laws, which
would substitute power for hand presses
In the Bureau of Engrav lng and Printing,
and which is bitterly opposed by the
union plate printers, was discussed yes
terday try the Senate Committee on Print
ing The committee did not complete con
sideration of the measure, and will re
sume Tuesday, whn It Is expected the
bill will be reported to the Senate.
Calls It War Scare.
"The annual war scare" is the cknr.
terlzatlon Representative Fnr-n,i.a
chairman of the House Appropriations
committee, gives ine testimony of Gen.
rrf.r befora thft Mtlttov r t.
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tee to the effect that our insular posses
sions are In -danger. Gen. Carter de-
wvU . -c....,u biwuB ore vi
tally important to tho safety of all of
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Family Quality Honse.
909 7th St.:
NO CLASH BETWEEN
TAFT AND BACON
Correspondence of President and
Retiring: Ambassador to France
Shows Good Feeling. ,
Secretary of State Knox yesterday gave
out for publication the correspondence
between Robert Bacon, Ambassador to
France, and President Taft, regarding
the resignation of the former. The let
ters are most- cordial In their tone. As
has been stated before, Mr. Bacon gives
his appointment to the Harvard corpora
tion as the solo reason for his resigna
tion at this time.
Here are the letters exchanged between
President Taft and Mr. Bacon:
American Embassy, Paris.
"January 2, 1912.
"Dear Mr. President' You will forgive
me, I know, for asking for ajnoment of
your precious time to read a personal
letter, for In no other way can I say to
you what I have to sa).
"The president and fellows of Harvard,
the corporation so-called, have made a
fellow to fill the vacancy In their num
ber caused by the death of Judge Lowell,
of Boston. This service to my alma
mater I feel that I cannot decline, be
sides being naturally very proud to be
given the honor of this and Harvard
'blue ribbon. This appointment is. as
) ou, know, one of active service for life,
and as there is much work to be done
every week the corporation must be In
cloe personal touch with Cambridge and
live within easy reach For this reason
I am obliged mest reluctantly to tender
my resignation as your Ambassador to
I cannot begin to express my grateiul
appreciation of your great kindness In
having given me this opportunity, of
which I have been very proud, and which
I have enjoyed more than I ran tell you.
The honor of having represented you
here, sir, will always be ono of my
brightest memories, and I thajk you
from my hea-t My regret Is very ln
cere, but ou will understand better than
anybody the strength of my association
and my loyalty to my college, and my
unwillingness to decline the honor of her
"Although giving up the foreign service
for this reason. I have a strong desire
to take part at 1 ome. even In some small
way In the good work to be done there,
whether It be civic, financial, or Indus
"If there be any way In which I can
serve you and the party, I shall be proud
to be called upon. My resignation, of
course, will be at your pleasure and I
feel sure that President Lowell, although
he has been unable to delay longer my
appointment, will be willing to excuse
me until such time as It may be con
venient for you to appoint my successor.
"Thank you again, dear Mr. President,
a thousand times for the honor you have
done me. and for all your kindly con
sideration, and. with great respect and
my kindest regards to Mrs. Taft. and a
very happy New Year to you and yours,
believe me, most sincerely, jour obedient
servant. "EOBEBT BACOt"
The President replied as foUows:
"The White House. Washington, Jan 11
"My dear Mr. Ambassador I greatly
regret accepting your resignation, but I
admit tho weight of jour reasons for
tendering it. I have a letter from Fres.
Ident Lowell, In which he Insists that
Harvard Is entitled to divide with the
government your services. I yield
"I am glad you have been two years
our representative In Parts. I am glad
that you. have enjoyed It. You have done
everything well I hope and believe that
your career at home will be equally suc
cessful and useful. I accept your res
ignation, to take effect upon the ap
pointment and qualification of your suc
cessor. Sincerely yours,
tW. U TAFT
Secretary Knox said yesterday that
he had not even discussed the appoint
ment of Ambassador Bacon's successor
with the President, and. therefore, could
say nothing as to who might be se
SAY HE IS INSAHE.
J. F. Barrett Wanted to Reform the
Instead of securing the passage of leg
islation against certain alleged malprac
tices In District hospitals. J. F Barrett,
forty years old, recently released from
the workhouse at Occoquan, where he
served a term for a minor offense, was
arrested while loitering at the Capitol
building yesterday afternoon on a charge
of Insanity. He was taken to the Sixth
precinct station and probably will be
sent to the Washington Asylum Hospital
for mental observation The police say
be has been at that Institution before
"My wife Is being unlawfully detained
at the Washington Asylum Hospital,
where thai doctors are experimenting with
her." Barrett told a policeman stationed
at one of tho Capitol entrances. "I want
to use Congressional Influence to have
PoUcemen say Barrett wants a warm
domicile during this cold spelL
M0RAN AHDHAHDOT CLASH.
Lakewocd. N. J , Jan 11 Owen Moran,
the clever little English light-weight, who
has been matcned to box Joe Mandot
twenty rounds at the West Side Athletic
Club. New Orleans, on February 18, la
quartered here and Is In hard training
for the bout.
. "I believe that I will be nble to put
Mandot away with a knockout." said the
PLACES OF INTEREST.
library of CbtintM-Own 9s.ra.tol0nn.oo
secular dara; froa 2ihm.tol0p.ni.ai 8tmdaxs
3d on certain boUdars. Dnrlcr Job", August tu
September clows 1ml 6aturdar.
rnUic Ubrerr-open s a. m. w m.; nouaars,
a. m. to I p. jn.; Sunday. 2 to p. m.
tnite Home Open M a. ra. to 2 p. a.
United Stales Cspltol-Opro 1 a. m. to 43) p. ra.
tat. War and ItaTT Departments Open fl a. in
to 2 p. m. (The original Declaration of tndepend
enee fc In the library at the State Department.)
United States liesaurj Open s a. m. to 3 p. m.
United States fttent Office-Open a. m, to 2
Unite! States pension uorean-vrcn a. m. to
I-1 - I
United States rottomre upen s a. m. to s r m.
VTiihlmrtan Citr FOit-otHco-Open alt houn. (The
dead-letter oflce la to tho eitr pnet-oHce.)
National Botanic GardenOrm a. m. to S p. m.
Fish Commission-Open a. in. to 430 p. ra.
Armr yiedlcal Museum-Open 1 a. m. to 430 p. ra.
Nilimil Muom Onen I a. m. to 130 p. m. (In
Agricultural ueparuneni-upm a. m. 10 a
Bureau or lasriTins ana iTmunr-upcn I a. in.
to 220 p. m.
VTaihlmrton itannnent (5S5U. feet in beuthtl-Onm
139 a. m. to 430 p. m. (Delator runs from a. m.
Bureau or American jlepODUO upen 7 a. m, u I
Dauzhters or Ibe American licrwiuon unuaiDe
Open 11 a. m. to 3 p. m. -.
Smithsonian Institution-Open a. ra. TT430p. i.
Itational Tralnlnz School.
Gorernment TOnting Ofice-Open 19 a. m, to z
p. m. "
zvarr Tara orcn a. ra. to k p. m.
Sootbarorth CorUce. 3Sth it and Prospect ate.
Key Uansko Heme of Francis Fcott Key, anther
of "The Star SpanzIedTJanner," f.l Jl strMtnocth
irest Open dally, except SocdaT. t a. m. to 830
p. m. Admission tree.
l-i THE SUUUIUIB.
Arttcgtoa National Cemetery.
Cbery Cbae and rKenatneton.
Zoolocical Park (open all day).
Sock Creek Bridn and rark.
Jlormt Vernon (the. home and tomb of VTuhim.
ton) Open It a. ra. to 4 p. m.
.Natal (JMerratory open I a. m. to s p. in.
Mount OllTet Cemetery.
United States, Soliiara' Homo Bonds to Enact.
OF MILL OWNERS
Lawrence Textile Strikers Warned
to Return to Work Promptly or
Suffer Complete Shut-down.
Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 13. Unless the
13,000 or more textile strikers In Law
rence arrange to return to work on
Monday there will be a -complete shut
down of the mills In this city, and 25,
000 operatives will be locked out.
This Is the drastic measure agreed
upon by the mlllowners of this and
other cities as a result of the objec
tions o( the workers to the mlllown
ers' way of construing the new fifty-four-hour
THe plan, so far as the Everett mill
Is concerned, went Into effect at noon
to-day. When business stopped at
noon to-day the men and women were
told that they needn't return to work
Mondav that the mill would shut
up shop Indefinitely. "That Is exactly
the plan that has been agreed upon to
break this unreasonaoie siriKe,
clared a mlllowner.
"Business does not Justify paying any
more per hour, and we don't propose to
do It. The strikers will return to work at
once, or all bands will go out until such
time as they want to return to work.'
The strike could not have come at a
more Inopportune time for either parties
to It. The textile men say that they
have Just gone through a hard siege, and
were Just getting on their feet when they
were hit with the new flfty-four-hour
law and the strike of the men who want
ed fifty-six hours' pay for fifty-four
Should there be a general lockout It
would come right at the worst time In
winter, when food and heat are highest
and money Is most needed by the work
ers and their families. The mill workers
are not well organized, and could not
look for hilD from the unions.
Policemen and firemen are on guard
to-night and members of the local militia
are in readiness for a call In the event
of another outbreak of rioting.
It Is the general opinion here that
there would have been no strike had It
not been precipitated by men from New
York who are at the head of the organi
zation known as the Industrial workers
of the World, an organization to which
many textile workers belong
Lee Phillips, a member of this organi
zation. Is under arrest on the charge of
Inciting a riot. Other textile cities have
their eyes on Lawrence. The result of
the strike here will determine action In
Fall River, New Bedford. Lowell, and
other places II Is for that reason. In
part, that the fight here Is bound to be
a bitter one.
FIVE DIE IN CANAL
WHEN ADTO SKIDS
Victims Plunge Through Ice Hear
Trenton While on Joy Ride
and Kb Help Is at Hand.
Trenton, N. J, Jan. IX Five dead, two
oung men and three girls, was the cost
of an automobile joy ride early this
morning, when a high-powered touring
car, driven by Frederick M FoMer, of
this city, skidded around a dangerous
curve and plunged through the Ice Into
the water power canal at Brookvllle,
three miles from here.
The victims. Imprisoned In the auto
mobile under the Ice, were drowned. The
driver alone of the partj of six flung
clear of the car and wan able to swim
through the Icy water back to shore He
staggered along a mile of lonely rode
through the- darkness to an Inn. and
there fell unconscious as he gave the
The dead are Donald Heed, son of for
mer Supreme Court Justice Alfred Reed,
of Reed's Manor, near here. Chester
Vancleef. an automobile salesman of this
city; Miss Margaret TIndall and Miss
Annie Hazel, of this city, and Miss Helen
Mulvey, of New Haven. Conn. Miss Mul-
vey was onli seventeen jears old.
Young Foster was taken to his home
at 359 West State street, where he now
lies In a serious condition from exposure.
hen the big automobile was about to
round the sharp curve the machine began
to skid Foster struggled witn the wneeu
but found that his hands had become so
badly numbed by the cold that he was
unable to control the steering npparatus.
He had no time to cry a warning to his
companions before the automobile sud
denly swerved toward tne water ana
The work of recovering the oodles was
carried on under great difficulty on ao
count of the darkness and intense cold.
The men went to work with lanterns at
first, and then a big fire was lighted. By
the Usrht of the bonnre tne rescuers poiea
Into the wreck of the car under water
and brought out the bodies or need ana
Vancleef and of Miss TIndall and Miss
Harrr Baker, the Reeds' chauffeur, re
covered one of the bodies while searching
for that of his emplovers son. He was
devoted to oung Reed, and although
hafllv frozen declared he would not leave
thn Ire-bound stream until the young
man' hodv had been recovered.
Coroner Bowers' two nanas were irozen
while ho was assisting In the work of
recovering the bodies. Others, too, who
assisted In the work had frozen hands.
Miss Mulvey"s body was the last to be
recovered. It was Idenunea by Mrs J.
W. Temple, of 23 Chapel street, with
whom she boarded.
ATTELL GOES TO COAST.
Will Train There for Fight Trltli
New Toflc Jan. . Feather-weight
Champion Abe Attell said to-day that he
will start for Los Angeles Immediately
after his ten-round bout with Knockout
Brown, which takes place In this city
next Thursday. Attell Is going to the
Pacific Coast to get Into condition for
his approaching battle with Johnny Kll
bain, of Cleveland, which will be pulled
off before Xhe Pacific Athletic Club, Ver
non, CaL, on Washington's Birthday.
Abe Is to get J7.C00 for his erd.
Cnha Import most of Ha stops from Canada.
sett tohk crrr.
FIFTH AV.. BROADWAY.
li Stories. Modem. .Absolutely Fireproof.
Urxoriena. eomtortaweaao norneiK.
Nearest awosemeot, shops d depots.
KONH BITTER AT ANT PSICE.
SOO Booms, eaea with prlTSts tats.
X rood room and beta. 2vH) daj-.
rvrttFitS UP TO W-'-O.
puitn. nitDBOOM. bah. .oo.
Aneetal rates wet month. .
Eesl.nrsnt I fi' EL"01 "
P r lIWtr-t
OBJECTS TO "HEALERS."
tCJt " " 'sssVbbbbbbbbbbbbW
London, Jan. 13. As a result of tho widespread
agitation against Christian Sdenccv rremlertAaqmth
is the itcirirnt of many letters protesrins against
"healers" being- permitted to practice ta England.
Tn rraaade against the cult founded by the
American woman Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy. Uaa at
tained great propoetlooa because of a number of
deaths alleged to hare resulted frost neglect to call
a medical prsctictiooer For some weeks past tho
new homo secretary, Itcginald McKenna. has bean
reozirlng written and verbal protests against the
Bar Association Holds Election
and Gives Banquet at the
Alexandria, Va., Jan. 13. Members of
the bar association of the Sixteenth Ju
dicial circuit, composing Alexandria City.
Alexandria. Fairfax, and Prince William
counties, gathered this afternoon for their
annual meeting, which was followed by a
banbuet at the Hotel RammeL The affair
was attended by about seventy-five bar
risters, and C Vernon Ford, retiring
president of the association, acted as
Among the speakers were James E.
Clements, Judge C E. Nlcol. Judge J. B.
T. Thornton, Judge J K. M. Norton. R.
Walton Moore. J M. Johnson. Capt. Cran
dal Mackey, George IL Rucker, J. Ran
dall Caton, Morris Wampler. J. S. Bar
bour, R. 8. Barrett. H. B. Caton, J. R.
Caton, F W. Richardson, and A. J.
Before the banquet the annual election
took place at the office of Col. F L.
Smith, resulting as follows C. E. Nlcol.
president. Prince William, James B, Ca
ton. Alexandria, Charles Jesse, Alexan
dria Count); Thomas It- Keith. Fairfax,
and A. Sinclair. Prlnco WlUlam. vice
presidents; R. D Brumback, treasurer.
Alexandria, J. Randall Caton, secretary,
The association was invited to meet
May 8 next at the residence of R. Wal
ton Moore, Fairfax County The Invita
tion was accepted
C Vernon Ford read an Interesting pa
per entitled Contributory negligence."
Judge Louis C. Barley, of the Cor
poration Court of this city, has been
re-elected Judge of this court by the
btate legislature for a term of eight
jears, which, with his unexpired term,
will give him ten more years on the
bench. News of his re-election was
received hero to-day In a dispatch from
Judge Barley was appointed Judge of
the Corporation Court in 1907, having
succeeded Judge J. K. M. Norton, who
resigned. He has, therefore, served ten
j ears on the bench alreadv. He is now
completing his second term as Judge of
the Corporation Court, and will begin
his third term as Judge at the expiration
oi this term.
The receivers for the defunct Virginia
Safe Deposit and Trust Corporation this
afternoon mailed checks to the depos
itors of that concern for 10 per cent addi
tional of their deposits. Most of the de
positors win not receive them before
Monday morning. This makes a total of
30 per cent that the depositors have re
ceived. This action means the distribu
tion of x000. The first dividend was 20
per cent. It is expected that In the fu
ture another dividend will be declared.
When the Relief Hook and Ladder
Company chose officers last night, they
re-elected for the forty-seventh con
secutive term Capt. R. M. Latham as
captain of that company, who has been
a member since the organization of the
company and Is one of the oldest active
firemen In point of service Is the city.
Officers elected follow: J. H. Trlmyer,
president; F. C Splnks, first vice presi
dent: A. E. bmoot. second vice presi
dent: E. Steuart Smith, treasurer; John
Waddey. recording secretary; Frank;
Senn. secretary: Charles F. De Moll,
first lieutenant, and E. C Wlldt, second
Rev. C J. Kerlln, pastor of the Meth
odist Protestant Church, has gone to
Whitehead. Ind., to attend the funeral
of his father, who died there a few days
ago. During his absence his pulpit In
the local church will be filled by Rer.
Mr. MUler, of Westminster, Md.
Shortly after 4 o'clock this afternoon
a horse attachedto a sleigh tn which
was seated a lady and gentleman ran
away while on Upper King street, throw
ing both of the occupants out. Neither
was badly hurt.
An amendment has been granted to the
charter of the B. F. Beard Motor Truck
Company Corporation, of this city, by
the State corporation commission, creat
ing a preferred stock of O&.0W.
Those Interested In the Men and Re
ligion Forward Movement will hold a
meeting at I 43 o'clock to-morrow after
noon at Christ Church parish hall for the
purpose of electing chairmen of the six
committees, and also to launch tho work
In each Protestant church.
The marriage of Miss Julia A. McCuen
and Rosier C. Carter, both of this city.
took place last night at the parsonage of
the First Baptist Church. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. W. F Watson,
One Sister Dead J Other III.
Mrs, Isabel Worrell Ball left for
Lamed, Kans., last night, hurrying to
the bedside, of one sister who Is seriously
111 and to tha funeral of another who
died several days ago. Mrs. Winona
Worrell Helnrlcha, who died several daj3
ago, came to the famUy home in Decem
ber from the Tukon, where she and. her
husband had lived Soon after her death
the younger sister. Mrs. Myrtle Worrell
Uucklis, was taken 111.
TO 1EET MAHDEL
Music Hall Dancer Admits Former
King Still Loves Her Reaped
a 'Fortune in 'America.
New York, Jan. IX Coincident with the
news from Lisbon that former King
Manuel of Portugal had given J36.W0
for the privilege to reign. It was ru
mored to-day that Gaby Deslys. the mu
sic ball dancer, has engaged passage on
A ship sailing on Tuesday for Europe.
It Is modern history that the throne
was knocked from under Manuel by the
little toes of Gaby. Many of the Jewels
which belonged to the royal treasury he
was said to have lovingly lavished upon
her. What were left, the new" republic
seized. The Inquiry fromEuroP Is
whr did Manuel get the J2B.O00 he
contributed toward restoration of the
Fffnrt was made this evening to learn
whether Gaby of the Miles could throw
llaht on this matter. It was no use. for
one .of her managers was friendly with
MUe. Deslys has said:
True King Manuel loves me. Ours
was a case of love at first sight. I
loved him and he loved me openly and
devotedly, and I have never attempted
to make money out of our love affair.
I would not allow one manager to bill
me as 'Manuel's sweetheart I expect
now that he will live In Parts or London,
where I shall meet him as soon as my en
Her engagement with the winter gar,
den has ended by contract to-night. She
has been playing to J1A500 weekly. She
has pleaded against renewal of her
stage engagements because of contracts
In Berlin and Vienna,
Mile. Gaby has frankly declared that
a woman must make all the money she
can In her best years. Her dimpled fists
have shut tightly upon all she has- re
ceived. At the St. Regis, where she. now lives,
no bell boy or waiter ever has known her
to give a tlv-
What Broadway was wondering yes
terday was whether she has been sav
ing for Manuel, 'the proud, good, kind
boy whom I love."
It was recalled that she once said: "If
Manuel Is really poor. I shall work for
him till I drop from exhaustion. I shall
show the world that I. too. can love and
sacrifice. If Manuel wants his throne
back, ril help him to get It"
GAINS IN GERMANY
Berlin. Jan. 11 The relative position
of the parties following yesterday's elec
tion to the Reichstag are announced as
follows: Centrists. SS, Socialists. 67; Con
servatives, 33, Poles, 11; other minor par
The reballotlng, which wUI take place
from January JO to It. will depend on
the bargaining of the various parties.
The Liberals. Progressive Radicals, and
the Social Democrats will unite solidly
against the Centrists and Conservatives,
and the Conservatives and Centrists will
consolidate against these Socialists. The
Socialists are conceded twenty-four vic
tories in the reballots, of which there
will be Hi. This will give the Socialists
about 95 seats In the Reichstag.
Among the districts captured by the
Socialists are Breslau. Easllngen. Stras
burg. Zltt&u. Relchenbacb. Magdeburg.
Wurzburg. IConlgsburg. Bremen, and
Two prominent Conservative leaders
who met defeat wer Herr Stoecker and
Hcrr Ilabn. The defeat of tha latter
gives Baron RIchtofer. former secretary
of the embassy at Washington, a splen
did chance to win on the rcballot.
STATUES ARE GARBED.
Marbles at Fontmlneblean Are Pro
tected from Wintry niasts.
Paris, Jan. 13. Of course, comparative
ly few people go to Fontalnebleaa In
winter. But those who happen to visit
the fine old park of tho castle are much
amused to sea that the statues have been
given winter clothing Some of them
have little tents, built around them, with
sloping roofs, to keep the rain off. Oth
ers wear wooden dresses painted green
up to their chins. From a little distance
the Fontalnbleau statues look as though
they had been turned Into Jacks-ln-the-
The precautions taken have been taken
not so much from any fear that the
scantlly-cldthed gods and goddesses would
catch cold this warm winter, as from
the fact that the marbles and the bronzes
were badly damaged last year by the
weather, and were chipped and scratch
ed by falling branches.
It la Rlchtfullr tne .nnlversary- of
Battle of err Orleans.
From the Philadelphia Berord.
Jackson Day Is not the anniversary of
the birth of a great Democratic Presi
dent but of the battle of New Orleans.
wherein sturdy "Old Hickory" earned
bis reputation as a brilliant commander
of men. Why the annual recurrence of
the day of this historic military, rather
than political, event should not have be
come the occasion for a nation-wide cele
bration Is not evident; but. If Republicans,
as tho Whigs did before them, refuse to
Join In the honoring thereof out of feel
ings of partisanship we are quite con
tent to have It remain a day peculiar to
.the Democratic calendar. Andrew Jack
eon typifies to those of the Democratic
faith most of the cardinal principles of
American government to which their op
ponents In politics for more than half
a century now have laid exclusive
He was the original Unionist as wit
ness his famous toast: "Our Federal
Union, It must be preserved!" And who
but Jackson could have taken the stand
he didwhen he electrified the cotfntry
with his memorable proclamation against
nullification and by his preparations to
crush disunion with a stem hand He
afterward declared that had the nuhlfiers
persisted, he would have "hung them,
sir, as high as Hainan." But It Is not
this or that particular act or speech of
his that endears Jackson to us. but his
whole downright and consistently Dem
ocratic manner of thinking and doing.
He was the Idol of the common peoplo
because he was one of them, had faith
in them and fought their battles against
intrenched privilege for there were trusts
(n those days as well as now (to men
tion only the United States Bank), and
the powerful sat In high places.
It was in n concern for the inter
ests and welfare of the plain citizen that
Jackson typified the party which through
all vicissitudes nas remained essentially
the party ot popular and general rights
as opposed to the political, trusteeship of
the strong, tne rich ana the elect H la
not the aristocrats, the plutocrats, and
"belter-than-tnous- Who constitute the
salt of the earth, hut the men and wom
en who dig and delve and toll and spin.
This was Jackson's, .firm beliefs and It
Xi ours and for this we honor him.
Realizing the danger of va
cant properties being, entered
and robbed of their valuable
fixtures during this severe cold
weather, we make It our busi
ness -to keep close watch on all
vacant property listed with us
for sale or for rent As'.near as
possible, every- vacant property
Is Inspected and a dally report
of the conditions Is made to the
office. Further, realizing that
It Is a matter of vast impor
tance! tb landlords, we are es
pecially active In looking aft
er exposed water pipes In both.
rented and vacant properties.
So far. the number of complaints
made to this office have been
very few In comparison to the
number of properties of which
we have charge. If you have
rented or vacant properties that
need this expert attention, yon
should not delay giving us con
trol of them. There is NO EX
TRA CHARGE for this service.
Gardiner & Dent,
812 14th St. N.W.
INTO A PERFUME
Oil How Converted Into Attar of
Roses tjy English
London. July 11 Peter M. Short an
English chemist has made an invention
which ought to gladden the heart of
John D Rockefeller, for he has suc
ceeded In manufacturing from evil-smelling
petroleum an essence which Is said to
be a perfect substitute for the most pre
cious of. all perfumes altar of ptea, the
wholesale value ot which Is about 3 cants
Mr Short admits that ho made his dis
covery quite accidentally. He has for
several years past been carrying out
experiments with liquid air. One of these
experiments was to produce a candle
from paraffin by freezing it No known
natural temperature even those which
Dr. Cook experienced In Imagination wUI
freeze paraffin. But at a! temrtrature ap
proximately TO degrees below zero, which
can easily be attained by means of liquid
air, paraffin becomes solid.
Mr. Short found that in his experi
ments certain free agents remained float
ing at the top. These he proceeded to
Investigate, and after four years of con
stant experiments he produced this syn
thetic product which imitates attar of
He Is now working at other synthetlo
products from the paraffin group, and
has already got a violet perfume. As
far as the odor Is concerned, it is a per
fect resemblance, but the alkalis in the
essence turn c earn pink, and as It is
necessary that the supply be white, the
commercial success of this scent is not
PARIS HAS "BLACK HAUD."
Cle-ver Advertiser Terrorises Popu
lace for a Few Weeljs.
Parrs. Jan. li The Black Hand has
appeared In Paris, and until a day or
two ago Parisians were more than a
little nervous of It During the last few
weeks thero were notes in the papers,
mentioning the search of the police for
various members of the Black Hand, who
were believed to be In Paris.
Then ten days ago people weU known
In Paris society received lU-wrltten let
ters on cheap paper- There was very
little on each letter, which read some
thing like this: "Do not forget tn ten
days the Black Hand." And the weU-
known Black Hand with outspread fin
gers was the signature
Two days later the recipients of tha
first letters received a second warning.
RememberlX In eight day's time," It
ran. And the Black Hand was again
the only signature. Several of the re
cipients went to the police, but the po
lice found out nothing. Then came a.
third warning, and a fourth, and tha
mystery has only Just been cleared up.
For half Parts got the .fifth and last
communlquo to-day, "Remember to-day!
The Black Hand And to-morrow use X
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