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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER JL. 1912.
LET US PROVE THAT IT IS BETTER
D. R. STANSBURY,
1304-6 N. Y. Ave. Phone M. 129.
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i BEPAIRING DONE RIGHT TO STAY
fTHOS. G. IGLEHART,!
I BUILDING AND REPAIRING
1107 E STREET N. W.
PHONE M. 4370. t
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FOR ALL KINDS OF SERVICE
Standard Plunger Elevator Co.,
CORCORAN Day Phone, M. 135.
BUILDING. Night Phone, Col. 3487.
S. R. Klotz
Yard ... 26c
121 TENTH STREET NORTHEAST
W ! -;-8"5"S"M"M"i"fr
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. De B. WESTON
and Contractor I
Rear 1 1 15 14th
See me for Artistic Mantels, Fireplace Trimmings,
Andirons, Gas Logs, and Grates.
EDWIN E. ELLETT
1106 Ninth Street
'PHONE MAIN 1533
Job Work and Remodeling a Specialty
C. A. CAMPBELL
I CARPENTER AND BUILDER
I 1212 H Street N. W. 'Phnn M;n 9uc
JOHN R. HIGGLES,
1227 New York Avenue Northwest
"No Floor Like An Oak Floor."
JOHN G. CHESTNUT CO.
1342 N. Y. Ave. Main 5999. We Also Scrape Floors.
John H. Hinrichs, Painting LnL
Hardwood Finishing- and Hardwood Floors. Tintinp, &c Reasonable Prices.
1210 New York Avenue Phone M. 4645
PITCHER & PHELPS.
Successors to V. B. Boltsclair.
BUILDING AND GENERAL CONSTRUCTION
HOUSE REPAIRING IN ALL BRANCHES
1705 Pennsylvania Avenue Main 2700
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Street N. W. f
Phone N. 7326
Stucco Relief, and
1212 H Street N.W.
9 Washington, D. C,
I'll paint your house to stay painted. I use the
sort of paint that lasts.
GENERAL l'.ITIC CONTIttCTOIl.
1250 Eighth Street N. W. Phone N. 4537
Laths, $3 75 per 1,000.
Get my bid and save money.
504 E St. N. W.
Tel. Main, 5168
Interior decorating that pleases people
with an artistic eve. Well paper your
House so well that you 11 recommend us
to joi-r friends.
J. M. FOER
Other Heeded legislation Urged in
Annual Report to the
DETBICT OWES $35,001.37
IN PENSION BENEFITS
Needs of.. Assessor's Office Dealt
x With Park Projects
In their annual report made to Con
gress, yesterday the District Commis
sioners recommended the immediate en
actment of the public utilities bill, the
acquisition of additional land for park
propartles. the establishment of a mu
nicipal garbage reduction plant, an In
crease in the police force and the re
placement of the horse-drawn by motor
propelled fire apparatus
The Tccent rapid development In the
District Is the basis upon which the
Commissioners renewed their recommen
dation for the establishment of a public
service commission Many questions
hae arisen .In the operation of public
utilities in the District which need to
be handded by such a commission, they
say. At present there is no one lested
with power and authority to investigate
and to make rules remedjinn the ex
isting evils or to properlj enforce such
rules. Owing to this lack of authority
there Is no data to show the Justness of
rates charged." whether capital stock Is
not watered and whether extensions of
the street car sjstem should be made
by the present companies or new com
"Need fw Inn-i.
Throughout their report the Commis
sioners call attention to the various
needs In the way of new legislation and
additional appropriations No con
splclous new works are urged, save
the provision of a bridge oer the rail
road tracks at Bennlng to eliminate
one of the most dangerous crossings In
The Commissioners again call atten
tion to the necesslt of an Increase In
the police force They suggest that the
increase in population and public and
priate Interests calU for the elimina
tion of the clause now contained in the
bill Intended to reduce the police force
The value of taxable real estate In
the District is J31:HS7. and of per
sonal prope'rt). C3.80D16.
The total tax collections for the year
amounted to JS C3.799 53
Immediate enactment of the bill for
the creation of a pol'ce and firemen's re
lief fund is urged As the result of the
deficiencies In the fund for the year
1311 and 1912 the District is now Indebted
to its pensioners in the sum of JS 001 37
Park. Project, lined.
The acquisition for park purposes of
Kllngle Ford Valley. Plney Branch
Vallej. and Mount Hamilton Park The'
estimated cost of the proposed purchase
Is JoOT.OOO An item of NO 000 for the
condemnation of small park areas at the
intersection of streets Is also Included
In the bill
Necessity of an additional pool at the
municipal bathing beach Is urged ,
Emphasis Is laid on the need of trans
portation facilities to Rock. Creek Park.
They recommend the extension of the
street railna) s stems
An annual Instead of a triennial as
sessment of real estate Is recommended
and attention is directed to the need
for an Increased . clerical force to aid
the assessors In field work.
The immediate enactment of the bill
providing for the enforcement by a bill
In equity of liens upon real estate ac
aulred through tax sales is asked I:
is necessary that this or some similar
measure be passed to Insure the col
lection of tax arrearages, according to
F. TV. Fltzpatrlclc Lrclnrw Before
Loral Soclrty of Enclncer..
' Fireproof Construction" was the sub
ject of an illustrated lecture dellered
last night by F. XV Fitzpatrlck at the
regular meeting of the Washington So
ciety of Engineers Stereoptlcon ies
were used to show the development In
recent icars of fireproof construction
At the next meeting of the societ on
December 17 at the Cosmos Club, John
H Hanna. president, will delUcr an ad
CRITICISES GEORGE REPORT.
noartl nf Trade Committee on Mn
n Id pal Finance Mlf Report.
W II Singleton, chairman of a sub
committee of the Board of Trade munici
pal finance committee, esterday reported
for the subcommittee Its findings on the
report of the George committee on taxa
tion In the District. The subcommittee s
renort was not made public, but It is un
derstood that it adversely crltlcl.es the
Col George Trucsdale. chairman of the
municipal finance committee, presided at
the meeting, which was held in the
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
O Ktrert Sortheist. between Berenth and Eirttb
SUTt-John M Hndfnon to Chlrlej U Wen
cer lot T saosre 891. S10 Suae to tame lot 69
autre 891. SU)
North HillbrrmkSunQrl Cbhen et tl . trastm. to
F. Muhllde Cut?, lot 39 (Quire SB J1J
Pirk Mew-John E. ETerett to Koe. Hirnmirn.
IoU 2l 29 and St. lantre 3037. 10
619 PeniujlTuU Aresue Southeast Butt T Salt
et ui to Hirtr and Ida Gum. lot C. square
PetwortJQ Catherine Garrrj to Roberta E. Mattinz
It. lot il. Muare 3019. tlO.
Wisconsin Afrau. Park Capital Realty Company tn
Thrift Building Company, lots 2 to 5, square
173 and lota 5 and 6 square 1755 J10
Chery Chase Groe Fulton R. Gordon tt oi tc
Pierre Du Bola lot II square 314. (10
183 and 1827 H Street HerthuesV-Marie O Red
fern trustee lot 11. KM. J3C0
UnlTerslty Park-Riehard H. Bailey et ex to Mrr-
ton B Watte lot 37, block O. 110
Widow's Ulte William i Kehoe et UI. to Frank
lin T Banner and William A Bll. lota HI to
Woodley Park-Franklm T Banner et al to WIU
lam J Kehoe. lot lt3. nuare 2M. J.O
92S French Street Northwest-Kate 11. Eckflldt to
Ella M GunneH, lot 111. square 363, 110
Whitney Cloee-Middiush & Shannon to Hiram E.
and Margaret E. Johnson, lot 22. block 6. 110
Walter Street Southeast, between Twelfth and Thir
teenth StreeU-Harry A Kite et aL to Frederick
n Fowler, lot 233, square 1015, $10-ThlrtT-Serenth
Street Northwest, between M and
rrospect Streets Clarence H HoaUnaon et nx.
to lrdnla T. Ritchie, part lot 6, square 1201,
South Carolina Arcane Southeast, between Second
and Third Streets Herman B. Howenatein et ax.
to Arthur A Lithcow. lot 19 squsre 765. tlO.
Its Twelfth Street Northeast W. Gwynn Gardiner et
ux. to Cathrine Burke, lot t6. square 1010. sio.
R Street Northwest, between Fourteenth and Fit
teenth Streets Harry Wardman t aL to Katbe-
rine is. wetmore, lot 124, square 3S, sia
Alley, between Twentr-flrat and Twenty-second. O
and P Streets Northwest Wolcott Tockrrtnaa et
ux. to Henry K. Scbeer. lot E square 68. sio
West Hohnead Manor Harry Wardman it il to
Katherlna B. Wetmore, lota IK and 117, square
eouin oi z&4, v.
Washlnirton Heights Warren B EJy et aL Jo Mary
A Flynn. lot li. block J. ts 000
1B3 T Street Northwrst-Msry A. Flynn to Warren
Eaty. lot 27. square 190. S10.
Sixteenth Street Northwest, between V Street and
Florida Atcuuc Amelia K. S. OUrer to Lorea
n T Jotmson, trustee, part orislnal lot 6. square
WOODWABb-BUYS, HOUSE. .
Kennedy, Brothers)' Sell Another
llon.o Located In Quebec Street.,
AnneunMmmt- was made to-day by
Kennedy Brothers, operative builders, of
the Bale to Frank A. Woodward." through
the N. L. Salisbury Cq.. of thefthree-story
brick residence at iot viueow; airy
tfnrihv. ts. house contains nine
rooms -and two baths, and It stands on a
lot thirty-four feet in width. The con
sideration was $6,500. Mr. Woodward will
occupy the house.
With this transaction the builders have
niiatiir fnnUiAwA one Dhasa of their
development operations In the subdlvl-
slon of Princeton Meignis, navins now
sold seventeen ot a total of eighteen
three.storv houses, which they built this
year In Quebec Street.
Grand Jury Begins Criminal Pro
ceedings Against New Haven
and Grand Trunk.
New York, Dec. I Criminal proceed
ings against the New Haven-Grand
Trunk transportation monopoly were be
gun to-day by the Federal grand Jur)
Forced to action by numerous protests.
Attorney General Wlekersham ordered
an Immediate resumption, under full
steam, of the grand Jury investigation
which was halted on November 20
The Federal grand Jury, sitting in the
post-office building. Immediately set to
work under the direction of Assistant
Atturne General Adklns
It is a criminal investigation wholly
and absolutely Its task Is to ascertain
whether In the agreement which was
reached between the New Haven and
Grand Trunk rallwavs whereby the lat
ter abandoned Its purpose to enter New
England tcrrltor. the criminal provis
ions of the Sherman anti-trust law were
Its specific purpose Is to ascertain
what Individuals have been guilty of a
criminal conspiracy In restraint of trade.
If the criminal provisions of the Sherman
law have been violated
Consequent!, no Immunity will be
granted to an person whom there I
reason to believe participated In the New
Haven Grand Trunk agreement No rail
road official or financier actlvelv partl-
pating In the agreement will be permitted
to Ustlfy lwfore the grand Jury
Make Good Procrcsn.
V lille no Information could be obtained
to-night as to Just what witnesses will
be called before the grand Jurj, it was
definitely ascertained that Charles 8
Mcllen. president of the New Haven. J
Plerpont Morgan 'William Rockefeller,
and their associates In various railroad
ventures will not be summoned
Considerable progress was made at
the opening session of the grand Jury
The proceedings are neces.arll secret,
even the minn of the witnesses called
being withheld so far as Is possible,
but It Is learned E n Fltzhugh. vice
president of the Crank Trunk, was the
first person called, and after half an
hours grilling he was followed ny
Thomas E Bjrnes. vice president of the
New York. New Haven and Hartford
Raitwav. and Alexander II Cochrane,
a director of the same road
The two latter witneses were under
subpoena to testify at the former inquiry,
which was suddenly caled off
Confer In AVnahlnctan.
Coincident with the resumption ol
the Investigation here. Attorney Gen
eral 'Wickersham and Representatlv
O bhaughnessey of Rhode Island held an
Important conference in Washington,
a result of which it is probable that
the proposed Congressional Investigation
will proceed contemporaneously with the
grand Jurv inqulrv here Steps will prob
abl be taken to-morrow to Insure the
prompt passage of Representative
O bhaughncsey resolution.
THEN KILLS SELF
Frederick R. Hager, a Sailor, Whose
Wife Died a Year Ago, Com
With a bullet wound In his temple and
a revolver clutched In his right hand.
Frederick R Hager. twentv-four years
c'd. sailor, Lnlted fatates ntfvv, was dis
covered stretched llfeles across his bed
In his room at KM G btreet Northeast
last night by his mother. Mrs Mary
Writing a note of farewell on a blotter
In explanation of h s deed and then
erasing the writing so that Its sense
cculd not be understood Hager aimed
Ms service weapon at his temple and
pulled the trigger, dvlng In a few minutes
Ju.t after kissing his mother good bv
Mrs Hager. bound for the shopping dis
trict to purchase her boj i Christmas
gift, had no suspicion of the deed that
was committed a few minutes after she
left him In his room "'he departed short
1 after noon, and did not return until
after 6 o clock, when tha joung man
had been dead for several hours. The
mother is prostrated
While she Is unable to give a definite
reason for his act, Mrs Hager believes
that the death of her son s wife about
a j ear ago was one element of sorrow
In his despondency. The sailor had never
ceased to grieve over the loss of nis
bride, his mother says The note the
man left waa only partly deciphered, and
gives no idea of bis meaning Its few
readable words aro as follows
"Everything you have given me will be
found In front. Give my ring to Jack
The papers "
Since the beginning of his furlough,
some time ago, Hager has bcn living
with his mother. It Is said the furlougn
expired a week ago The training ship
on which Hager serv ed has been at Nor
folk, but was duo to sail vesterday
After an Investigation by the police and
coroner a certificate of death by suicide
JUDGE PUGH'S RULING.
Constructor ot OMIcrd io Show
Permit to Policeman.
A conatriirtnr nf nv tiulMlnr dries not
have to exhibit his building permit at
the request of police officers to prove
that he has such a permit, it was held
terday, in deciding a case against Fran-
ub n. savins.
It was alleged that the defendant was
lses and failed to show a permit when
uBea to ao so oy a building inspector.
Counsel for the defense contended that
w.u.o uciVUUoUl IJUIU LH? 1UUUU c,mw.j
the prosecution must prove that Javlns
ma not nave a permit, even u ne am
noi. snow it to the tvspector v,ouneei
fendant must prove that be had the pcr-
Judge Pugh upheld the contentions of
logical Way of Preventing .Merger
of Electric Railway lines Has
Been Decided Upon.
IS THE SALVATION
Instrument Is Considered the Most
Important of All District
By JoyiSPH P. ATtMX.
As the most logical and surest means
of throwing the spotlight of publicity
upon the motives behind the proposed
merger of the Washington Railway and
Electric Company lines with those of
tha Washington-Virginia Traction Cor
poration, it has been decided to report
out and pais the Oldfield public utilities
bill in the House at the earliest oppor
tunity. It became known yesterday that ob
stacles which have been responsible for
the delay In considering the Oldfield
measure have been obviated, and that
the leaders on the House District Com
mittee, where the bill has lain for sev
eral months, are bending every effort to
secure its passage before the holiday
It Is possible, though not probable,
that the measure may be ordered, report
ed before the end of the week, and be
brought before the House next Monday,
the first District day of the session.
Chairman Johnson has not announced his
plans, but if tha committee meets Fri
da, the regular meeting day, an effort
win be made to secure Immediate consid
eration for the measure If the bill comes
from the District Committee In time for
consideration Monday, the probabilities
are that It can be passed in the House
and sent to conference Immediate! J. as It
will be assured of the support of the
Democratic leaders In the lower cham
ber It is not believed that an extended
conference will ensue
The Galllnger bill, which the Senate
pascd last session, is very similar to the
Oldfield measure, and, in fact, formed
the basis for Mr Oldfleld's bill With
the desire to have It enacted In time to
behind the merger plan strong In tht
minds of those who will make up the
conference committee. It Is believed the
differences will be adjusted without a
great deal of delay
Mr Oldfield has not abandoned his plan
to have Introduced a resolution calling
for a Congressional investigation of the
proposed merger, but he believes that the
enactment of an utilities law would be
more effective In disclosing the real plans
of the promoters
Merits of Two Hills.
Both of the bills. In creating the Dis
trict Commissioners a public utilities
commission, vest in them the broadest
visitorlal powers The Oldfield measure
in addition, orders the commission to
uticvi a. uinc ilia iuaijiawuu VI a -
tern of universal transfers, while the
Galllnger bill leaves the question open
tcr the commission to settle However, a
universal transfer bill was passed In the
Senate last session, and the Senate con
ferees may be willing to accept the Old
field measure with that provision.
The unwillingness of members of the
House District Committee to attend meet
ings because of the possibility that they
might be called upon to consider the
Works-Jones liquor bill was gencrall)
believed to have been responsible for the
lallure of the public utilities measure to
receive consideration last session It is
true that the liquor question. Injected
so soon after their campaigns for re
election, scared away enough members
of the District Committee to prevent the I
assembling of a quorum for two months
before Congress adjourned last sum
mer, but It Is also true that given a I
quorum the members would not have i
been asked to consider the utilities bill I
Chairman Johnson has taken a partic
ularly keen Interest In the measure, and
was unwilling that It be permitted to gd
before the committee until he had sub
jected It to the closest scrutiny Mr
Johnson was on the lookout for "Jokers
He did not. how eve-, complete his study
of the bill before Congress adjourned,
and, It Is understood, he took the meas
ure home with him, intending to finish
the Job there Information received es
terdsy was to the effect that, while Mr
Johnson had not entirely completed his
studv. he expects to be prepared to hand'
the bill rrter to the committee at the
first meeting It Is understood that the
District Committee chairman has found
time this summer to get through the best
part of the bllL
The utilities measure 's considered by
far the most important piece of legis
lation the District has asked of the last
two Congresses It was framed after a
careful study of the latest public utilltv
laws of New York, Ohio. California,
and Mar land, and is supposed to con
tain the best features of these statutes
It is Indorsed by the Commissioners of
the District and by the various civic
bodies here, and in the Senate District
Committee was framed after extended
conferences with representatives of all
the interests involved Thoso who have
watched the progress of tho measure ex
press the highest confidence in its In
tegrity and are unable to account read
ily for the tardiness which has marked
Its coarse in the House District Com
mittee. BUILDING PERMITS.
Building permits were Issued vesterday
to the following
Letts Bopfenxnaler. to build ffaraxv at 3KJI
Street Stcethvest. Architect. Oicar VoisM, estl
mated cost, XI QOO.
JeiM F. Bajrtt. to build dwelling at S3 Wehiter
Street NorUme Architect, Ed P Bunona, builder.
Jens r Uatett. estimated erst J800.
The Corby Company, to build warehouse at West
V-lrainla ATenoe. near Channlnf Btreet NartbeaM.
Arehltect, Arthur B. Heatoo. builder, James L.
Parsous, estimated coat. C3.3T
J H Magruder. to txilld garage in rear of 1E3 L
Street Northwest, builder, C It. Normandie, eatl
mated cost, TOO,
E. H. Uoethala. In build two dwellings at fllMf
Eighth Street itorthwest. Architect. A. EL Land
might, battier, D. B Gottwals. eattoaUd coat,
B. J Tjrre.'to repair atrra at ISU n Street North
cast, estimated coat. &o0
Israel Klafman. to repair stora aad dwelling at
301S-IT M Street orthwst. eatimatad cost, J135
J. Welter, to repair carag at 113 Blxth Street
2tcrtliwest. estimated coat, I9S
C A Mason, to repair dwelling at 2603 Garfield
Place Northwest, estimated coat. gQ.
When in a Hurry
No delays We are equipped to
start your work the moment it Is
Roland S. Gielow Co.,
1313 F at, s. w.
Slain 1st. Odell L. Wnlpple. Mar.
OU get a square deal when you place your order
here. Forty-Bcven years of good work. I'll sane
324 Pennsylvania Avenue S. E.
Phone Lincoln 359.
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tocctmcr to Bassell Wan Pace Ox
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Prices as low as for aii
Washington Silicate Brick Co., i
H 611 Colorado Bldg.
Hub Bldg., 14th at N. Y. Ave. N. W. Phone M. 2724.
i CHAMPION MEi;U?.HER COAL SAVER
ie Dont Delay. Let me entlmnte
Work Promptly Executed.
Prompt, Efficient Hauling
WITH MY PERFECTLY EQUIPPED MOTOR TRUCKS
J RaFIUTrtN Genera' Hauling
Wl BEIl I Vile Contractor
Tel. M. 8017. Room 220, Colorado Building.
THE R. J. BE ALL
734 Fifteenth Street N. W.
RELIABLE CARPENTER WORK
Is VSSIHKD IIE I DO IT.
C4.IHNET flOIIK. nKMintL nEPURS.
C. E. HOCK, 1727 Pennsylvania Avenue H.W.
KING HEATING COMPANY,
f 827 I4th STREET N. W.
W. S. Plager :: Architect
ABSOLUTELY PROMPT WORK.
210 North Capitol Street.
W. L. MORRIS & CO.
4 Tainting, Paperhanglng. and Decorating. Estimates Cheerfully GItcb. i
Latest Style Paper-hangings with Cretons to Match.
1314 C STREET N. W. M. 2839.
CHAS. W. BLAKENEY
719-21 13th St. N.W.
Architects' Drawing Statetials.
Engineers' & SurTeyota Supplies.
Builders' Transits and Lerela.
IVe give Herald 825,000 contest Totes.
Briefs and Blanks
Are the choice of most architects
nd builders. Do you use them?
Legal Blanks. Patent Blanks.
Pension Blanks. State Blanks.
Catalogues. County Blanks.
Commercial work of all kinds.
D. W. Limerick & Co.,
Printer and Publlahers,
1008 II St. X. XV. Pkone Main 8388.
Largest Morning Circulation.
nRf nBNWfc ,
VISIT OR PHONE
Washington's Headquarters fsr
REMEMBER, I make a specialty of
small work, and give it my personal at
tention. PHONE WEST 1371.
H.ELMEICRIFFIrl, "Est. 1875"
"YE OLDE PAYNTE SMOPFE"
3049 M STREET
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TWO QUALITIES, TWO
SIZES IN WHITE BRICK.
hard brick. S
Cotta. D. C.
Phone Main 7579. 5
now. Window and Ooor Screens, til
rfrMrrlrirrfr- ft ! ! ! "
Phone M. 3624.
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PHONE M. 4435
:: HOUSE PAINTING
STREET N. W.
ROOF PAINTING GENERAL JOBBING
JOHN F. CALLAN
PHOITE LINCOLN 1928.
JAMES BROWN CO.
Office and shop.
803 5th Street N. W.
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