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what he believes, win be accepted as a tnoroagii rerutatiqrrot.'Uie
cnvgca; mnoc against nun -ana u ua".t mi-i "uj .vscwijc, ., c
vport cm theassessment and tabcatkm of real estate, in the Drstnct will
Deiauncnca snoruy ay xnsaux. .nsscscor iuwib; .zouownig inrcc
months of diligent, searching among record ojf sales iriJthe District in
the last five years. . ' '. . ' , V i.
Mr. Richards' report, which will deal not ..only with the charges
of gross and systematic discrimination' against :the poor in favor of the
wealthy, but with the recommended airnirmtTative changes in his omce
and the legislation recommended affecting his office, will charge, -in ef
fect; that the. investigation upon, which the report was based, was car
ried.on with. a view to funiisbingproof for charges already conceived
and determined upon; that to accomplish this result, figures were jug-
in the report being based upon this
u.u ohjjmuwui;,-". ..-..-j-
partisan treatment ot tne iacis.
It will further be ihown that, with few
exception, though -In many instances In
a slightly different form, the chances
both adnlnlstratrre and legnuatlve which
are recommended In the report, have
- been urged by the assessor hlmaelf for
yeara. and In some other Instances, Sir.
Richards either admits the wisdom ot
a' new suggesUon or professes- wflMns
ness to accept it. In the case of 'only
one recommendation,'' that which urges
the repeal, of the present fixed tax rate
.- fixed annually br the reaulremenU of
the budget, does -Mr. Richards take de
i elded excepUon.. believing that such a
course was not contemplated by the pres
ent organic law of the District, which
fixes the division of the burden of ex
penses for the District between the gov
ernment and the District.
Partial Answer Ready..
Mr. Richards has not as yet completed
( all of th tables of statistics which will
accompany his report. Tne repon prob
ably will not be made before Congress
convenes, but Mr. Richards will give
some of the figures through which he
believes he has refuted the charge of
discrimination at a meeting of the Co
lumbia Heights Citlsens" Association
The figures upon which the conclu
sions in the George report were based,
according to Mr. Richards, were not
Intended to be representative. Mr.
Richards' figures, on the other hand,
axe representative. The George report
figures were selected to prove what the
investigators wished to prove, according
to Mr. Richards. In order to prove that
business, fine residence and suburban
property is very much underassessed,
Mr. Richards claims the investigators
based their conclusions upon sales where
unusually high prices had been obtained,
figures much higher than the cases of
other sales In the same vicinity and of
equally valuable property. In order to
prove that 'the poorer class of homes are
greatly overasseseed, according to Mr.
Richards, sales were taken where, be
cause of unusual conditions, such as
forced, cash, or auction sales, prices
far below the true value of the prop
erty were .obtained.
Thus, in the first instance, placing the
usually high prices as a criterion, .the
assessment figures-) were made to appear
far too small, while the reverse was
the effect in the second instance. In
compiling his figures, Mr. Richards has
been at particular pains to include both
high and low sales for all property. His
tables will treat separately the different
sections of the city mentioned In the
Valaatloa Too High
Mr. Richards claims that in placing a
valuation ot 1774.000,000 on real estate in
the District, Mr. George or his investi
gators have been guided solely by in
flated values, and Mr. George, as is true
of other members of Congress, has often
declaimed loudly against the inflation
of property values here and has declared
such Inflation to be general. However,
comparison. rtth other cities, according
to Mr. Richards, does not indicate BO
wide a discrepancy between the total
valuation placed by Mr. George and his
own. According to Richards, the total
valuation of .real estate in the District
Is 105,000.00a Judging from population
figures of Washington compared with
other cities this is within less than
per cent of a correct estimate. On the
basis of New York's assessment, a city
the size of Washington should have a
total valuation of 3534.000,000. Toronto,
which has a population approximately
one-third greater than Washington, and
which is assessed at two-thirds its value,
as. here, has a total valuation on the
assessment roils approximately the same
as here. Cincinnati, with a population
somewhat larger than ours, and where
taxes are assessed on a full valuation,
has a total of 1500,000.000. Newark. N. J..
another dty with about' the same popu
lation, in 1310 was assessed on the basis
of a total valuation or J274.000.000.
As authority for the figures in the
George report, Herbert J.,-Browne, the
expert who, prepared much of the George
report data, stated that be had. procured
them from the Census Office. Hr'. Rich
ards says that the' Director of the Cen
sus, in a letter to William H. Singleton.'
a Washington attorney,, disclaims any
knowledge of .such figures. Moreover,''
Mr. Richards" claims, the Census' Office
would get figures on the totaL, valuation
of Washington real estate, only-from his
- - Cites Breoldya Case.
? In reply, to the charge that land and
Improvements in the District are assess-
id at one-third and two-tbirdstthelr true
ralue. respectively, Mr. .Richards de
clares the ratio is '.about half. He -cites
".the case Vof the. Borough of -Brooklyn,
VewYork CJlty.. Which helalins' Is com.
parable -to the District because residence"
property-predominates in both. Brook
lyn's assessment 'rolls 'for this year
showed that improvements' were taxed
only 1 per ceht leas, than land., x
The principal aim' of the Richards re
- Dort will be. of course, "to refute ''the
'charge, that small' homes in the .District
are assessed. at .60 per- cent or their true
value, -middle-class homes' at. 0. per cent.
fine resldences",at per cent,' business
property at 30 per. cent, and- suburban
, nronerty at SO. per cent. ""
To refute the.' charge anent business
property.- Mr.- Richards .nas prepared
table showing the- records of ,300' sales
made in the' last five' years In' the area
.bounded by. Sixth, H and' Fifteenth
Streets and PsnasylvaalBT'AveBae. These
.. sales, comprise about JO'per tent of all
xne.saieacmaae incinaiarea n-ine.iasi
five) years. ' By 'taktaf-a . period Jaf five
years, Mr: Richards . eliminates -the
chawres in' -property values' which coald
not' be known in 1M0 whsnthlast as-'
are forced W base!1 UkeU--ftcures on -theUoent
'sft ;-5t 'vMf
. . ' ( . ,f. , . . Iv. ..
future ' increases 'in
value, i r -- .
These 300 sales represent a total of
more than m.080.W. The assessment
figures on these properties total much
less than "10 per cent under that figure
or something more than 35 per cent of
the market value of. these properties-as
indicated in sales. These sales Include
transactions. In every block In this area
and. in some squares total I mora than
two-thirds of the' entire area of the
square. Thejr Include an sales available;
whether the price was'unusually high or
us opposite. Assessor Richards i esti
mates that 30 per cent of the entire
property in this business area Is In
volved In these ' transactions.
The FlaekoC Case.
In substantiation of the Cham thai.
nomes or the wealthy in Washington are
sxeaUy underassessed, the George report
laid much stress on the case of the Pln
chot house at Rhode Island Avenue and
Scot Circle. This residence, according
i" . veust vaiuauon or m iaai mi
estate man. was nnili imn 1 mfcniit
H4.000. an assessment of about CO per
"' wjuserrauve valuation upon the
worth of the property.
in oraer to prove that this is an l-v.
lated Instance, Mr. Richards baa made a
table of all sales within a radln. of
1.000 feet of the Plachot house, including
"nj iwroiy saies mane in the last five
years snd involving about 10 per cent
of all the properties in that radius. With
five exceptions, all the sales in.
volved handsome residences, assessed at
Between XIaOOO and 3100.000. Th. tnt.l in
volved In these twenty transactions was
1294.40. The total assessed Valuation of
these properties entered In 110 was
$437,S0S, or 34356 above what these prop,
ertles had sold for., Mr. Richards is
preparing like tables dealing- with hand
some residence nronertles arotmf nnvnn'
Circle and other ultra-fashionable lo
Another instance minted t w .
bert J. Browne, as an instance of dis
crimination in favor of the wealthy and
emphasised in the George' report' Is that
of "Friendship." the magnificent subur
ban nronertv nt Jnhn 1 WaT... k.
local financier. Mr. Browne testified that!
we JncLan estate, while assessed on a
basis of UE00 an acre, could not be
bought for 320000, inferring that because
Mr. McLean can afford to support and
keep above market price his estate It
should be assessed at a valuation based
upon the highest offer he would refuse
for the property. Moreover, Mr. Browne
testified, property on the other side of
Wisconsin Avenue from the McLean
property la assessed at only 40 per cent
of Its real value, that Is at between
38,600 and 05,550 per acre, although the
property he refers to is subdivded and
assessed by the -square foot. He claims
that this property Is held at between
wj,uw and 340,000 an acre.
Part of the Revert.
Here Is what Mr. Richards has to say
about property around "Friendship:"
"The ground Just north of 'Friend
ship' sold 1a few years ago. (in a large
piece at the rate of 35.000 an acre. It
Is assessed at 3SJ0O an acre. Another
piece Just east of the McLean property
sold at 33,000 an acre and la assessed
at that figure. A large site adjoining
it on the west sold for 32,000 an acre in
1310. Still another site on the east side
of Wisconsin Avenue, opposite 'Friend
ship,' is being offered now for 35.000
an 'acre, wlthno takers, This -property
Is assessed at 34,500 an acre."
In refutation of the charge that the
smaller and middle class homes are
systematically, underassessed, Mr. Rich
ards has tabulated . recent sales In a
number of squares In Bloomlngdale, oc
cupied by small homes. In one square,
bounded by First and Second Streets,
Randolph Place and Florida Avenue, he
has found that the selling values In the
last three or four years have run about
3300 per house higher than the assessed
valuation placed tmon the nrnMrtr
Another section of the findings which
make up a part of the report, shows a
marked unfairness to the Assessor. In
support of the contention" that this dls-
crunmauon is systematic and deliberate,
the report says:
"An examination of th (u'm hk i
the assessor's office uncovers' page after
imesi ut nnniaDc "ana uniform ana
sarca and substitution of llmiM. ,.
Ing assessments already determined and
cmcrva ai an.aavance m the speculative
areas, and raising assessments already
determined and entered on small homes."
In explaining this. Mr. Richard. r,i.
M... ,h. .k .t. A-. . . ' ' '
wul ui wucu iu neia.or assistant as
sessor start -out through the clty they
carry field assessment books. In which
the last - triennial assessment la ,mrkrf
down ' in' -pencil opposite the 'description
of each piece of property.. In cases where
the assessors decided to Increase or
lower the' assessment for the next trien
nial roll, the old assessment figure. is
erased and the new substituted. When
the field, books are returned to the office
the' figures are transferred to permanent
omce' records and written .in Ink, whether
the"-old assessment, has been changed or
has, been undisturbed. If an nn.i i.
taken from the Judgment. of the field as
sessor and is granted by the, board of
riw, ue aeia- assessors ngure Jn the
uiuuv tcvuni nuu, , ana, opposite 'Itln a
column reserved for changes on appeals.
is -placed the appeal assessment. ' in m.
connection 'the George-resort aftVra ..
figures ;to substantiate the claim, .in
tended to indicate, that-the old figures
were changed Jo increase theassaasumnt
on unproTcmcms ana.aecreaM them on
' ."This office has noknowWxtnr -..
source of that, information. " Mnv.
Richards. ""I will state flat-footea th.t
there never-, were any' such figures on
the field boolts." '.r V
vThe 'George reortJ.atai- ta
where several' governaent aqn
condemned for lOvaMinit,"
nent roUs in-araerto.kitaa-. tsiefaaaessP
ent wKhlh leaemable. staakceef .
tjssj eg7ts sieasssalMsgfasg e-ea-apre
4ssen,:isiiMil.;feri.sesaa tbaefprler to
taat' After-VeJw ' seareyasel 'asoraW;
asaiM -ee.-hte'r.lcutM, aa hta figores
hsppeged to a; wttM, l ryer eesrt e tha
. .In aslinsr.caserisnslaail .tavoMnc
two squares norm ot oapuol Far, recent
ly easdeamed. the govsrnment kAd ssked
for; bids onqth reperty. Twimsaistsly
all the owner' ta those sqsjares placed
prlasa ion.'tkalr property far in advanos
of .the prevloiis' markrrvaiae oflaod.ln
that location. Mr. Rleharda ImssedUtety
placed an. assessment valaslkm on the
property to conformity with the owners;
newfvaluatiens.' and there was. no at
tempt to appeal from the increased aa-
Usn awar eame wttnm'w per cent of
theagnne oa.the asaesaer'e books.
WHAT 1JCEA1W TEOXS 6l
vavrtmhrm 'twimii mii sTmasi
wwywg wnv mmwn vsr
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Mr. Richards yesterday subattted-to
a caugonfai interview on ine recom
inendstions for administrative;' and leg
lslativ chances relatlnsr to his omce.
as made, in tbeOeorge report on assess
ment and taxation. In the Districts The
Interviewer read each recommendation
separately and Mr. Richards gave his
opinion of Ma merits. The recommen
datlons and opinions follow: I
ADsUJI HIKATITB CHARGES
-- aroamTBaD. '
1. Fall value assessments. "
Fall valsM s laia wewld nuke
the week ta say. eanee easier, m
ewallyI have a bjeet&en to
wet say iatorpsetetiesi af the
aw ta uii nil valae a
smK ceatessBdateeV-aad ta
west a eaaase weeiM' aave'-t
tsawagai Ugtslallie raesaels
2. The exercise by the assessor of
his full powers, for the 'adducing- ot
testimony; relative to real estate val
ues under oath. ' " ,.
I weed,aw:-s)rleetlr wHUas; to ax.
erelse the awwess ttribeited to"aae by
this tirssssnadstlea U ther aaau
Hesally.b vested to see. I aewfeave
wader eara, awt I have
iferce thesa totesHfr. I -refer -n.
tofa part ef an' flea em this amktert
Mr. 3C H. Th eases, asrasiatlsa mu.
el, rtafcied at .the essnrestlea at Ms.
SHI ty htsa toaerted la the
reesrd af the aeartags. Tata reads, ta
Twwer Ss atvea -te'adsalalate natka
aad awwe la. likewise eeaferrea alse, I
mimm, wvneire icenaseay ta ae arrra
B-rt a. erevtetoa to saade for
the saaes whet a acnea start
refmees tm tmtltr ar rsfaeis
re eesns sat papers,
beards as net atvea power to
iec eeaiesspt as sack
sjet he lawfally rear tn t
eeatos ssajr. k
ea sefaaal to
predaec.1 kssa.,istoato,teto;. Mtk, the
etkev aprertetsa tkatla raee a dto-
lssiaa estkar toil
say lane, the sU.et the ta
Cemrt eg the District at Cetosskte."
tt-toamia aasae tkat the
em akesdd.be amamr tha
leghJaaveekaagee.,1 wiaU he glad to
Invoke the ajewev to feeea tosttsaamr
uaaer aatk If U sfceojle be eekterred
3. The keeping by the assessor of .a
record of all important leases, to aid
In determining property values.
Tkat to eae ef the klss I keped' to
a wltk the added aeslstaae I kare
far In reeeat Tears. I
east H .with the faree I aew kave.
aaa n mil ae aetea that the Iegkda
ttve seeeassscaaatleka reeacalae the la
adewaacy af laypreeeat farce.
4. Tho publication of land valae maps
and assessment, sheets..
I asked tor tkat several yeara ase,
aad kd a kill totredaeed and' passed
ta the Senate wklek weald kave' pre.
Tided far tkat, assent; ether iktaga, la.
eiadlna- tke ckansea reeesssseaded la
ttesse T aad S. Tke km was tatiedattd
sad passed ta tke Hewse two er three
days kefere tke etose ed tke aeaetea,
bat RepreeeatatlTe Jekasesi raised tke
pelat af ae ejaarass, aad tke kill was
lest. Reeeauawadktleaa 7 aad 8 are for
tke re-fersslaa- of .lost aasskeia lata
eamarea, aad tke coaselldatlea ef lets
tkat are perttoaa af single kaDdUtjs.
5. The establishment of a systematlo
method of equalizing land values.
We will are aa far aa we eaa with tke
farce at ear caaamaad.
6. The establishment of tables of
building factors and deterioration for
determining; the value of Improvements.
A moot smnaeeUea, bat eae we can.
act carry ewt wttkeat farther clerical
ee. I wemld ae very Btad to
set af sack tables aad aaalv
un ia ie waetoiMatnet u I aad tke
Sections 7 and t. Bee B.
1. Annual in place of triennial as
I kave asked for sack change ta
every aaavaal report tor years. -
2. .The repeal of the fixed rate of 1M
per cent leaving the rate to be fixed
annually by the requirements of the
-I 4e net tklak tkla to ta mrrmrm aWi
tke spirit 'er letter ef tke organic law
ef tke Dtotrlct, and I ass afraid sack a
ekaase weedd areas ee the prteiet
ecsal drrlatoa eCexpeaae ketweea tke
navarasaent and .tke District. Hewever,
It weald net. aexteaely asTeet say saUu
or-amy werkT .
3. The recording. of the true' consid
eration in all r'eai'estate transfers. "
If atvea tke power to force tke ate.
taa-.af teattaMpy wader eatk, tke Basse
tatorsserleei weedd taea be aveUeMe,
bat tke kUl reawHtoa; tke receedtoaT ex
tne trwej enaKnots aas Been ree-'
sssaii iista nr tae.
t-The substitution of .twelve field
assessors for the; three 'assistant asses-
sors'now on field work. - f
,l;weld rather kare.twelve'deU as.
alaanato .ar assewjaasnasant,
saetssirs eply'lt.VTks, .avladwi
saaat,' weald. resaM taaxeater aattorav.
". , -y.'T--' 3 ' w . V
iSATbd aoouuonot tne requtreaent
for 'the" assessors. Ja the field person-
M Jll iU;.twtAr"w4.WM-'.Af.'.. '..1 C
any sou v-"-w.. .. aws pieoa
of-property. ., ., '. '.. f-,''. .
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-.an- -inn s anm s a ss aas am nmarai bbvt-
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Hi i r -), .r-.-riajr
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hsrr aakeeV Jkw.
fittn whlok tsnesd-sssssssrsabna be
Ta:?L:gTTv-' fgg'gy. LI'.1 '" - -.-,y ?'' -n r ?' :Ti$m-
.twmmm ta :Hnir!i aaawawHi bww r . j ; -si. .t.'..'.ivj-v'jfv r'fcTL-Or
OiwAMtitMfM OcafiMilai, 7
RnXTTO WIMJJUW CAVS JKATX
Rldgafield. Ooa&., Nor. 3. The body of
a young women who had heen nwrdered
sras found early to-day In a satnDond
adjoining the wire netttnc factory ot
Gilbert- Bennett, at Georgetown.
The body had been wrsnued In' a. table
cover' and bound with rope.- '
k. j. Karl sen. an employe of tne fac
tory, was the first to see the body.. Aa
he was passing the mlllpoad on! .bit way
to work ha saw an. object Ooatlag In the
water near ,, the bank. With a stick ha
managed todrag the. body clow-to the
shore, and caning to his aid an other
workmen, they pulled it up on the bank.
Coroner F. B. Boston was immediately
notified by telephone. He found that the
body had been wrapped In a sheet,
after which a table cover had been wound
around It. A' small piece of packing had
also been fastened around the waist, and
then ropes binding all the Umbo had
been wound arouna'the'womaa'a form.''
The head hsd been: left uncovered, re
vealing the features of a yong-women
with dark hair and eyes.' V i
One end of the rope was dsngltng from
the waist, which leads to. the belief that
the body had been Weighted when
thrown into the water: bat that the
weight .had afterward, become .detached.
This, caused the. body to rise to, the sur
face and lead to Its discovery
Itenrbr Towns wattflaw.
Police of, Wilton. RidaeM..-Readme-.
Norwalk. .and Bridgeport were noUSed, an
Georgetown lies adjacent to ell of these
towns. Nobody In Georgetown, eoold
Identify the body, but lists or.miastag
persons are peine ionium) at mill in
all the surrounding villages and towns
In an effort to find out something' about
the victim. ""-
The table cover is expected to furnish
a good due to the murderer, as' wan as
the sheet In which the body was
wrapped. The mill pond where the body
floated is about a mile. In dreomferenee
and furnishing power to the. factories.
At night this section Is absolutely de
serted. Gilbert and Bennett, owner afl
the factory, have an omce at ; No.--277
Broadway, New York. ' .
There were no marks on the wrappings
with the exception of the doth which
bore the Initials ,"G. C." worked in -red
cotton embroidery. '-3
A complete examination showed a num
ber of wounds on-tbeJSody.-anytossitOf
which, the. coroner's physician said, would
have caused -death: AD were apparently
made with' a stiletto.
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J1 people afflicted as, I was know wkat
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miiDMS -f nrTmM wears. and kave
warn many, -gnxergin tmww. ",ns
got-any toHel '-nisut. A'-15C?K.
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AlreaaVlbe;ety: fa thronged with
a 'and." delegates of-th
repretentotlto' body of organlnsd
totlMwerat: ' ,
Thls'eaavaution 'promises te he .',
the meet issnortont ever held' by tne
Fedaratlan. ". "
Since, the 'las, general meedaa' many
things. Itovev occurred In the Industrial
world of vHsI concern, to organised labar.
and: theee: wl -hare to -be. dealt with to
an Uielr perptaxliig aspects. -n
.There have' been momentous strikes
under auanieee 'of 'a' new force' 'In; the
labor world-the International Workers
of the World-and the way inf wklek ttU
new rival In the field Is to be, nut. win
form one of the many problems the .'dele
gates wfll be' obliged to consider, at Its
Another condition-which serves to em
barrass the federaUon is the trial of the
alleged dynamiters at Indianapolis.
Among the torty-nve aeienaants in tnis
trial are theleadert of one of the most
important constituent branches. ot the
federation, the National Association, of
Bridge and Structural Ironworkers.
In TDeUeata Position, '
Prominent members of the federation,
who are now In this dty, make no'secret
of the fact .that the federation is In a
most delicate position, one involving wis
dom nnd.taet to maintain IU lntsgrity
with oaor and safety.
The' sessions wOl be presided over by
Samuel QoatperK who has been the head
or the federation since UM.
While there have been rumors that
some of the' delegates will come to Roch
ester with, their eyes on another man-for
president. It Is not expected that Mr.
Gompera win have to make much ef
fort to, retain Ma place at. the head of
Soma ot. the" leaders affirm that he will
remain the president of the Federation as
long as he -lives.
The Federation held its first convention
in Plttsburr. Pa., thirty-two years ago.
At that' time only six International
unions were represented, with only a
few scattering locals. There are now IE
international unions. 40 State federations,
Ot central. bodies, eTOloeal trade unions,
and upward of Sat Federal labor, unions.
There are about 28,0(0 local unions un
der the Jurisdiction of-the internationals,
bringing the total membership of the
Federation up to the UOO,000 mark.
7. H. C. A. HAT PLACE
, SAV OTBOOMEES
OVER 25 YEAXS OLD
Nobody over tjrenty-five. years of age
can room In the Young Men's Christian
Association dormitory: if the resolution
passed by the Young Men's Christian As
sociation Debating Club is acted on by
the association bouse committee, as It
was passed (set night At present there
ase 3sS men -Jiving in the building, and
of these ninety-six will have to tear
themselves away from the elevator, elec
tric, lights, swimming pool, shower baths
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klasself aad who aaa keen earlasf others fer evrr
at years. If rnptared, write kiss to-day.
and'.doing all kinds of farm -work with
la ailUBii anit MitrhMl 'a. rreat deaL but
nniM s . iras wkuiiik il. m. hu
It held, all right Words cannot express
ray,-gratitude toward you and your Ap
pliance:"; "Will, recommend It to all rup
tared 'people. Yours sincerely,
' ; - J. E. LONQ.
Otliws Failed But,
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and other conveniences of the Young
Men's Christian Association' Benedicts
Elysium. If the debating club's resolu
tion is acted upon by the association
The wording of the Young Men's
Christian ' Association Debating Club's
resolution Is as follows: "Resolved. That
this dub recommends to -.the house com
mlttee of the Young Men's Christian As
sedation that all men over twenty-five
years? of age be not permitted to room
in the association building.
On both sldesj the speakers were lodgers
In the building dormitory. H. R. Stuts
man and X H. Bllbrsy upheld the affirm
ative, while G. H. Emch -and B.. 8.
Stottle stood for the negative side.
The decision which wss unanimous
ly rendered for the affirmative, was
gives by John Kennedy. H. W.
Johnson and T. R. Smith, all of whom
live In the association dormitory. The
argument which won, went to the effect
that men under twenty-five were more
susceptible to Influences for good, while
if well grounded In right doing they
would be able to take care or themselves
after that age.- In any. environment. The
speakers for the negative asserted that
a- man was Just as susceptible to good
influences after the age of twenty-five
I Have Produced an Appliance
that Actually Cures Rupture.
Cured at the Age of 76.
Mr. a E. Brooks. Marshall. Mich.
Dear Sir: '
I, began using- your Appliance for the
Cure of rupture. (I. had- a pretty bad
case) I think in. May. HOC On Novem
ber 20, 1365, I quit .using It Since that
time .1 have not needed or used it I
am well of rupture and rank myself
among those' cured1 by the Brooks Dis
covery, which, considering .-my age, 7
years,. Iregard, as remarkable
Very sincerely ..yours.
High Point X. C. SAM A. HOOVER.
Child Cured in Four Montrii.
. n Jansen Bi.,,. Dubuaue. Iowa.
Mr. C E. Brooks. Marshall. Mich.
Dear Sir rTheXbaby's rupture Is slto
gether cured,'. Wsinks to your appliance,
and we are.so. thankful to you It we
could only have', known of it sooner our
'lltle.-boy woaM not have had to. suffer
near .as raucn aa ne aid. ne wore your
as before. -and, that by arbitrarily turning
a member out' aa soon as he had reached
this arbitrarily established dead-line the
association would be making; enemies. In-,
stead of friends.
BUMS OBTAIHS COBTESBIOVB
OF PLOT TO PIBE FRISOV
Detroit. Mich.. Nov. 3. Detective Will
iam J. Burns stated to-day that he had
obtained eight separate confessions from
as many Jackson prison convicts now
hdd in separate police stations here
that a plot existed among them to bum
everything in the prison that could be
burned. The destruction of the binder
twine plant a fortnight ago , was the
first of the plotted Incendiarisms, and
last Thursday the cannery was-to have
been burned, but the detectives stepped
In Just in time to save it.
Mr. Burns would not give lout the con
fessions, saying that there, were other
matters to be attended to before he
could make a full statement.
TIm boMt tiaa fai3'tlv jm la the telephone
exefcazs is ti taath or tienett day btfon Christ-
Ten Reasons Why
You Should Send for Brooks
J. It ta absolutely the only Appli
ance of the hind on the market to-day.
and in it aro embodied the prlnciplee
that Inventors have sought after for
.'The Appliance for retaining tlie
rupture cannot be thrown out of posi
tion. J., Being- an air cushion of aoft rubber
it clings closely to the body, yet never
blisters or causes irritation.
4. Unlike the ordinary so-called pads,
used In other trusses, it is not cumber
some or ungainly.
5. It Is small, soft, and pliable, and
positively cannot be detected through
6. The soft, pliable bands holding the
Appliance do not give one the unpleas
ani 1na1101 of waruig a harness.
7. There Is nothing 'about it to get
foul, and when it becomes soiled it can
bewashed without Injuring it In the
. &There are no metal springs In the
Appliance to torture one by cutting and
bruising the flesh.
. All of the material of which the
Appliances are made is of the very
best that money can buy, making It a.
durable and afe Appliance to wear.
.. le;. Mr, reputation for honesty and fair
dealint; Is so thoroughly established by
an experience of over thirty years of
dealing with the public and my prices
fe. . reasonable, my terms so fair,
that there certainly should be no hesi
tancy in sending free coupon to-day.
I send my Appliance on trial to prove
what I ty is tree. You are to be the
Judge. Fin out free coupon below and
mail to-day. .
C B. Brocks. U03B 8ut SU Miahin MmIl
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