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BY CITY HEADS
AtgiktiMS Framed by Cem
awioBer Jokmsten Effec
tive a Thkiy Days.
VICTORY FOR HERALD
General Plan Proposed by William P.
Eao Followed m Compilation.
Reajeu for Sodden Actios.
The campaign -which The Washington
Herald has been pushing -vigorously for
several months looking to the prepara
tion and promulgation of a new and com'
plete set of trafflc regulations was
crowned with success yesterday, when
tho District Commissioners formally
adopted, and ordered Into effect after
thirty days, a comprehensive set of reg
ulations, compiled by Police and Fire
Commissioner John A. Johnston
It was Gen Johnston's plan to submit
the new regulations to Interested parties
in the District for review and comment
before asking for the formal approval of
the Board of Commissioners, but in view
of the enforced attendance of all Com
missioners at the investigation being con
ducted Into the Insurance companies, it
was feared that this course would fur
ther delay the final promulgation of the
Because of the large amount of work
Involved, In reviewing regulations of
other cities, the necessity for the eco
nomical use of words and the desire to
Place ttae regulations In their natural
and logical sequence, the preparation of
the new rules alreadj had consumed se
cral months. In view of the very evident
necessity for as speed action as possi
ble. Gen. Johnston was unwilling to sub
ject the rules to further dela
The general said jesterday that It
was not his Intention or desire to pre
vent public discussion of his regula
tions, and that he still was anxious to
Ascertain the sentiment of citizens on
the new rules with a view to making
such changes as are deemed advisable
In the future
Tjme for Discussion.
"In the thlrtv days Intervening be
fore the regulations go Into effect,' he
said, "public sentiment will have an
opportunity U crystallize and the Com
missioners will be better able to Judge
whether changes are advisable. Inter
ested persons can have copies of the
regulations and we will welcome any
suggestions which may be sent In
The action this morning was taken
in view of o ir enforced attendance
C. C. Glover TeUs Committee
ef Work for BeaitificaHea
BREAKS YEARS' SILENCE
Financier Denies Stories He Sought to
Sell Tract of Land to United
States at More Than Vafae.
rSIEflE TO lit
Birns Mea Called te Aid tf
Heuse Officers to Serve S&?
peena on MiUioRaire. J
Mere TS-eW rrmtei iy
n 6antlio;cUuDa. .Dec',. erxouneAot
The .negro , anU-gorefB9ietT conspiracy
Just? -daneovered here1 is increasing.
Within the past forty-eight boursjjver
M00 .negroes BavVbeeri" arrested. 'Great
quantities or hidden arms bave been
louna, snowing mat me proposea revolu
tion had ' sound ttnandW backing' and
may develop to thAieXtent jf-vthe upris
ing last May, when many were 'killed and
millions ot dollars' worths of, property
destroyed, ' The government -4s- taldas
CORDON ABOUT MANSION
Case to Be Made Issae as to Whether
Wealth Can Defy the United
ntil vt'tualty for all vi, at the
Insurance Investigation. We are be
hind n our work now, and in addition
must appear at hearings before the
subcommittee of the Appropriations
""nmlttee on the District, beginning
Had we waited until we had time
to go over all suggestions sent In to us,
ho regulations probabl) would have
been long delayed, as it would be nec
essary to grant thlrtv das notice of
tin- changes from the present trafflc
s submitted to and approved by the
1 ummlssloncrs. the new trafflc regula
tions comprise about 4,500 words, but
much ot the matter contained therein
relates onl Indirectly to vehicular and
pedestrian traffic. The form in which
they wire nrepared by Gen. Johnston as
an amendment to Article XII of the po
lice regulations was necessary to main
tain the completeness and continuitj of
tl e police regulations, but as traffic reg
ulations will be prepared for the Infor
matlon of pedestrians and drivers of ve
hicles, a condensation In the form of a
small pocket folder, with charts ex
1 lalntng certain of the regulations, will
make them much easier of comprehension
by Individuals whose business It will be
to learn them Gen Johnston said yes
terday that the Commissioners would or
der such a condensation and the printing
f It in the form of convenient pocket
folders. In addition this condensation
will be printed on large cards to be posted
In stables, garages, and other places for
tho information of chauffeurs and drivers
of other vehicles.
Follows Eao Plans.
Gen Johnston. In preparing the regu
lations, was guided in large part by the
set of regulations adopted by the Board
of Trade some time ngo, having been
prepared for the board bj one of its sub
committees headed by William Phelps
Eno, of Jew York and Washington Mr
Kno has made a careful study of the
traffic question for twelv e ) ears He was
one of the men who framed the New
ork regulations and he wrote those now
in use in Paris In addition to this set.
Gen. Johnston consulted the regulations
now In force In the District, as well as
trafflc rules of many other iltles.
Many or the regulations are the result
solel) of Gen. Johnston a study of th
problcm, being In the nature of Innova
"These regulations arc not jet complete,
that is. the set which the Commissioners
adopted to-dai do not presume to stand
forth, as final settlement of the traffic
Continued on I'nue Lies en.
Charles C. Glover, president of the
Biggs National Bank, yesterday broke
a four years silence and answered a
series of slanders and Insinuations against
his work In connection with the improve
ment and beautlflcation of the, National
Speaking with marked feeling, Ills voice
shaking with emotion at times, pounding
the table before him to emphasize his
statement, he made his first reply to
charges that he sought or accomplished
personal gain through his successful ef
forts to secure to the nation a connecting
link between Rock Creek and Potomac
Mr Glover was before the subcommit
tee of the House District Committee,
which Is Investigating two insurance
companies. Ills examination as to his
Info nation touching the subject under
Investigation was brief When he was
about to be. excused, how e er. he asked
permission to make a statement In re-
pl to these charges and Insinuations.
This permission -was readily granted, and
Mr Glover spoke for nearly half an
hour while the committee and a room
ful of Interested spectators gave him
their undivided attention
Tells of Work.
The banker prefaced his remarks by
stating that he had been informed by
Col Judson. Knglneer Commissioner of
the District, that the latter had been
called upon several times to defend him
irom tnese reports oeiore mcraDra-"ji
Congress. Before lie, concluded. Mr. I.-k v.. ji.
Glover hail rivprt the mm!ttiM A-ole-l . ,. ..,
turesque resume of his efforts In be
half of the beautlflcation of the National
Capital, efforts -which were large!) re
sponsible for the two magnificent rec
reation areas which the Capital now
boasts. Rock Creek and Potomac Parks.
He told of personal visits to Senate and
House leaders and to several Presidents
In behalf of legislation looking to these
projects, and he told of a solemn re
solve taken by himself and other promi
nent men to save from commercial devel
opment as much as possible of the mag
nificent woodlands and vistas which now
comprise Rock Creek Park.
Sought Connecting; Link..
Following the success of the Rock
Creek Park plan and while Potomac
Park was being reclaimed from the bot
tom of the river, Mr Glover evolved the
plan of connecting the two by j. large
stretch of land lying between them much
of which now comprises Chy Chase
Heights and adjacent fashionable suD
divisions and residential sections. He
obtained an option to purchase this tract
for HXWX and offered It to the United
States at that figure The bill didn't pass
at that session and though the property
had enhanced in value In the meantime,
he was enabled to renew his option twice
because of the stringency hv the money
market, resulting from the panic of 1"07
The third and last time the bill was
before the House. Representative An
drus. of .New York. In opposing the
measure made the statement that Mr
Glover had originally offered the prop
erty for SS00 000 and. pricked by con
science, had, each time a new bill was
Introduced reduced the amount In
this connection other members of the
House were brought Into The debate.
After reading the debate from a
back number of the Record, Mr Glover
speaking slowly and with great em
Brands Statement Lie.
The statement that I offered that
property to the Congress of th United
States at JOOO.OCO, that I was pricked b)
conscience, and rtduced the sum to 0,-
000. that It was embodied in my bill by
my authority at J 171,000. 01 as Mr. Sims
Rajs. It Is now before this houu at J13j-
000, is an absolute and unqualified false-
Continued on Third l"ncc,
New York, Dec. 30 Burns detectives.
backed by tho authority of the United
Slates, government, to-night laid siege
to tho residence of William Rockefel
ler, GS9 Fifth Avenue, to prevent his
escaping subpoena servers from the
money trust Investigating committee
,ADout the Rockefeller mansion and
around the residence of Marcellus
Hartley Dodge, adjoining, at 6S1 Fifth
Avenue, and of Dr. David Hunter Mc-
Alplne. 3 East Fifty-fourth Street, both
or wmen homes or his sons-in-law are
known to be connected with the Rocke
feller establishment by private pas
sageways, a cordon was thrown out.
and instructions were given at the
same time to keep a sharp eye as well
on the other mansions of Mr Rocke
fellers friends In the Immediate vlcln-It.
Similarly, another detail of Burns
men began picketing1 the William
Rockefeller estate at Tarrvtown. And
direction has been given to guard in
uise manner every place where there
is a reasonable suspicion that the broth
er of the Standard Oil king may be
At midnight to night re-enforcements
In the shape of a dozen assistant ser-geant-at-arms
of the national House of
Representatives left 'Washington in
charge of Clerk Jerry South, and will
join forces to-morrow with Charles F.
tuaaeu. the Sergeant at-arms of the
House and his assistant. Richard White,
who are already on the ground
In this manner has issue been Joined
between Mr. Rockefeller and the govern
ment of the United States. It is to be a
nation-wide search, if neccssan. and a
war to the finish to decide whether one
man of great wealth Is bigger than the
government and can set at defiance its
plans ana purposes. Mr Rockefeller Is
v anted to give the Pujo committee the
benefit of his information and his experi
ence in the operation of the present finan
cial system. J. Merpont Morgan, and
others high in repute In the financial
world have re-ponded willingly to the
summons of tho committee. Mr. Jtocke
feller: -fortreasons Jjen known to -him-
j - M 1 J.
: TO Wpffif
Magnificent. New Stores te Be
Erected by Woodward
& Lothrop, Inc.
TWO STORES TO BE RAZED
New Structures, with All Modern Im
provements, Wifl Add to the
Beanty of F Street
UjytariM, CWck P!m a
Beautiful Strectve k
AID . OF .CONGREGATION
Meahers Rake SM,M0 a Two Years
as Tkev Share Toward
'ilie committee begn its efforts to se
cure him as a witness on June 16 last
But to-morrow will mark the forty sec
ond consecutive da that Its agents, with
a subpoena bearing the signature of
Champ Clark, fpeaker of the House, and
carrying the seal of the body, have been
laboring to secure his attendance.
Now Sharp Issne.
now becomes a question said
Sergeant-at-Arms Riddcil to day.
whether Mr Rockefeller Is bigger than
the United States of America, and to my
mind that question can onl) be settled
in one waj It ought not to be possible
for one man to set the government at
defiance Moreover, If Mr Rockefeller
can successfully avoid service of this sub
poena, the power and authority of the
House or Representatives will fall Into
disrepute and It will be ver difficult for
us to get service on anjbodj in the fu
ture. Therefore we propose to serve
Having satisfied himself to a reasonable
certainty that Mr Rockefeller is lodged
In his Fifth Avenue mansion Mr Riddel!
first set about In gentlemanly fashion to
sere his subpoena in a regular waj But
he was rebuffed and turned away from
the house. Next he got Into communica
tion with friends of Mr Rockefeller, and
an appointment was made for him to
meet the millionaire s son, Percy Rccke
Contlnned on Paae Three.
FOOT GUARDS ANK0UNCE
UTTEHTION OF ESCORTING
TAFT FE0M WHITE HOUSE
New Haven. Conn, Dec. SO At
special meeting of the Governors Foot
Guards to night it was voted unanimous
ly that the organization go to Washing
ton on March 4 and escort President
Tart from the White House to his future
home in New Haven after the Inaugura
tion 01 resident Wilson.
MANY JLEE FROM FLAMES.
$5 BILL COUNTERFEIT
CHEF FLYNN ISSUES WARNING
WILL EASILY DECEIVE
One of the most dangerous $1 silver
certificate counterfeits discovered In re
cent years was sent to the Treasury De
partment yesterday Chief William J
Fljnn. of the Secret Service, has Issued
a warning to his operatives to look out
for "the makers ot the note,.
The counterfeit Is apparently printed
from photo-mechanical plates ot excel
lent workmanship on two pieces of pa
per between which silk threads have
been distributed. It Is of the series of
1539, ana Dears the signatures of J C.
Napier. Register of the Treasury, and
Lee HcCIung. United States Treasurer.
The seal is darker than the genuine, and
the green" Ink on the back of the note
is also heavier than that of a real note
The letter E which precedes the serial
number Is larger than it should be, and
the right side of the Indian head is
not so well defined, owing" to a merger
of the lines of the face and those rep
resenting the hair "The general appear
ance of the counterfeit. Chief Flynn
says. Is likely to .deceive evea careful,
handlers of money- j
CLAIR STEVENSON, GRANDSON
OF FORMER VICE PRESIDENT,
ACCIDENTAIIY TOT.TS GIRL
Bloomlneton ni . Doc SO Ruth Mcr.
win, sixteen years oli tho daughter of
C B. Merwln and prominent In social cir
cles, was Instantly killed accidentally to
night by Adlat Stevenson, grandson ol
former Vice President A. E. Stevenson
The accident occurred at Stevenson s
residence. The young persons were ex
amining an old gun which was suppo'cd
not to bo loaded
BRICE MAY'GET TITLE.
T,nnrlnn De- SO It Is rellahlv ronnHMi
that the New Year's list of titles to be
conferred by King George will Include
a peerage for James Bryce, the British
Ambassador to. the United States.
DnUn't AHxrlr Fs1 '
Lancaster, Pa-. Dec 30 "Patrick T
Booney, a well-known resident of -this
city, died at his home here to-day from
the effects of an assault made upon him
by two. robbers, who entered his home
In search of money. He was eighty
Winter antlni In the fianthtcnil
All resorts now open. Including Asbe-
viue, me una or the "iKy. Allien, Au
gusta, Columbia. Summervllle, Charles
ton. Savannah, Brunswick. Florida,
Cuba, Nassau, Jf ew Orleans Convenient
train service via Southern RlwayCon-
" W.. IUk OVUU1UU AMM.AJ WVU'
ault agents, W6Ttta St. and MB F St nw.
Big Fire in Baltimore Casts Dull Glow
Over Entire Section of City.
Baltimore. Dec 30 Casting a dull red
glow over tho entire southeastern sec
tion 01 uaiumorc, a disastrous lire early
to-dai visited the fertilizer works of the
General Manufacturing Company, the
Baltimore Pulverising Company, and tho
Roberts Packing Company, Clinton Street,
For more than three hours firemen of
inn enure county and also the cltj fought
against thcflames Narrow escapes wtre
many, and residents in the neighborhood
were driven Into the cold morning air
and a driving rain, some even moving
their furniture into the n'reeLs, as it, was
thought for a time it would be imposiible
to check tho dames before they -reached
the dwelling houses
The estimated loss la tfcO 000
INVENTS FIRE DOOR.
New Safety Device Expected to Be
Boon to Humanity.
New Tork. Dec SO. Dr. C B. lvi,i
of Springfield. Tenn at present stavini-
at the Hotel Ansonla. has Derfectiv) a fl
door, which he claims will make another
unangie pre an Imposslbllltj.
The door has a flexible panel connected
witn tne lock. The slightest nresaurn
upon this panel from the Inside will re
lease the lock and the dopr will swing
open outwardly xne door may also be
opened from the outside with a key.
There Is no knob. .
Should a person be overcomajiy smoke
or names and fall against the Inside of
thM diMT. th nrmmr,. vrlll aval. !....
-. ,-.... .u ...bm epulis
.the catch and the door will open. The
invention naa been highly Indorsed by
the largest underwriters, and the predic
tion Is thatitw;in revotutlonlxd means of
exit, in alt places -where there "are .great
many persons os tire, floor. . 1
By I. A. FLEMING. '
Early In 1313 Woodward & Lothrop.
Inc. will rare their present stores at JOOT
and 1003 F Street Northwest and Immedi
ately thereafter commence the construc
tion, on the s"te of two modern eight
story buildings, units In the general up
building of the great merchandhmig es
tablishment, making It a building that
win attract tne attention of visitors and
residents alike because of Its size and
The new structures will follow In geaeral
size, plan and appearance the new bund
ing recently completed on the site of tho
tormer Equitable Building and Loan As
sociation Building at 100S F Street.
The two lower stories will be of mar.
ble. then Ave stories of brick and one of
terra cotta. The propertv is in square
H6. and the siza of the lots upon which
the new stores will be constructed Is 50
b) 103 feet, one of the most valuable sites
In the retail center.
In addition to the general features fol
lowed In the gentlemen s furnishings de
partment for the advancement of high
class merchandising, the new building
will contain a most modern cold storage
plant for the preservation of furs and
To Cost $450,00.
The cost of the new structures will be
nearl) JIW.0CO. this amount having been
placed In escrow to pay for the struc
tures when completed
It Is understood to be the purpose of
Woodward S. .Lothrop. Inc. to continue
t!w lmproveraeqtjqJV j. StreeUSllowrIaff
the'Eeneril plana 01 1003, WS and liffl
when completed, for the rest of the "F
Street front to Eleventh Street front un
til It Jo'ns with the completed unit
on the southeast cornor of Eleventh
and G Streets.
When completed Woodward & Loth
rop, Inc. will have one of the largest,
handsomest, and best equipped mercan
tile establishments In the United States
In full keeping with the Importance and
dignity of Washington as a merchantilo
c1t with Its large army of huvers, and
a credit to the National Capital
Consolidate All Loans.
In order to carr out their plans
Woodward 4. Lothrop, Inc. have con
solidated all their loans on the property
In square 3K In a new mortgage loan
of Jl.JOO.CtO. StAOOO being held, as stated
before, for the new buildings
This mortgage will go on record within
a da) or two, and w 11 be the largest
mortgage ever filed in Washinton
though ultimate!) the Arlington Hotel
mortgage probably will cover nearly S3,-
It Is understood that Woodward
Lothrop, Inc. obtained a very favorable
rate from the Fldellt) Trust Company,
of Philadelphia, the security being of
the ver highest class, and the loan de
The big mortgage will secure an issue
of 1 500 bonds of a denomination of JL0O0
The end ot 1SJ2 marks the closing of
tho subscriptions for the' building, of. the
new .All Souls Unitarian Church In Six
teenth Street, near S Northwest, and
adjacent to the new million-dollar Scot
tish Rite Cathedral. The new edifice.
which will be among the most beautiful
In the country, will cost, when com
pleted, more than S300,000, not including
the cose ot the site.
For two years the American Unitarian
Association, with headquarters In Bos.
ton, has held open an offer of SSOOO for
a new church in Washington, providing
tne congregation could raise 390.000 Rev
U G B. Pierce, pastor, and the congre
gation have been tireless in their efforts
during this time to raise the required
At the morning service last Sunday,
Dr. Pierce announced that there still
remained to be raised Jw.000, and stated
it would be a fitting end for
glorious ear if the subscriptions
could be completed. A special col
lection was taken and all but about
Si bo was pledged Seven members of
of the congregation Immediately aub-4
scribed the remaining amount.
Dr. Pierce late-Sunday telegraphed the
American unltenan Association In Bos
ton that the congregation .had succeed
ed In raising the 90,000. and yesterday
he received word to order the building
ot tne new church.
Masons to Officiate.
Ground will be' broken immediately and
the corner-stone laid In February. The
Grand Lodge of Masons will be asked
to lay the cornor-atone. and It Is Drob-
able that President Taft. a memberof
the congregation and a Mason, will be
asked to conduct the ceremonies by the
grand commander, Charles E. Baldwin.
The new edifice will be built of West
Virginia clear stone, trimmed with In
diana limestone, and will rival the
Scottish Rite Cathedral, which will oc
cupy the entire .block In Sixteenth
Street, between R and S Streets.
In accordance with the Idea of bring
ing the church and home into closer
relationship. (.there .will be a fully
equipped , mrraslnm l vtt'sct th
children am furnish them with a place
where clean minds and healthy bodies
may be developed There will be a
large auditorium for social gatherings
all kinds Commodious dining-
rooms and kitchens to be u-ed during
church fairs and similar events, will
also be an Innovation
Tho memorial chapel will be named
Kl va-'Xh. 4' JW!kLasssfl
Constat Wraaglkg BetwetB
Comalsoeier ad jttrey
Marks Ius-aae Hetrkg.
GOES OUTSIDE RIGHTS
antS. GEORGE A. ARMES.
Wilson and Marshall Women's
TO AID IN INAUGURAL
Mrs. George A. Ames Is President of
Capital Division Many
The Southern League of the Wilson and
Marshall Woman s Organization has just
organized a District branch, with Mrs.
George A. Arroes. wife of Col. George
A. Armes, U. S A., as chairman The
District branch has been organized par
ticularly to assist In the social end of
the Inaugural celebration, but after that
will conduct a campaign of education In
co-operation with the National Demo
cratic organization, of w hich Mrs Crosby
Is president. Mrs. Stephen B Ayres, re
cording secretary, Mrs Llnthicum and
Mrs. William A. Cullop, vice pretdents.
and Mrs. R. D Hopkins, secretar)
Tills work will be under the direct su
pervision of President Wilson, and the
women hope to do such work along edu
cational Hnea s will Insure Democratic
victory at the polls two years from
now. Tlui dstnt branch it", vvj'w
sou v I l nail ltrr.i -Jtloii nas
affiliation -with the District branch of
the National Democratic organization.
Mrs A-mes. chairman of tho Southern
League, has sent a letter to the women
cf the countn In which she extolls Pres
ident-elect W llson and congratulates the
Democratic prty on having chosen him
as Its leader
Mrs. Morris Pheppard. wife of the
Banker, on Stand, TeS ef Ofejedioas
to tie PoEcy of Two
NEW EDIFICE PLANNED FOR ALL SOUL'S.
Auto Kills One; Three Hart
Los Angeles, Dec 30 One man Is dead
and three women are serfouslj injured
to-day as a result cf an accident ester
da), at the cupshaped auto race course,
at enlce '
The dead man was Hal Shalne, an auto
racer His machine shot over the side
of the cup and Into the crowd. Injuring
three spectators. The) are Mrs A B.
Atkinson Vancouver. British Columbia.
M W Johnson, Madison, Wis., and J
Moyer, Los Angeles
OF HIS LIFETIME
Constant wrangllna: between CoL W. vT
Judson. Engineer Commissioner of tho
district, and Attorney Douglas, repre- 1
aentlne- thn ln.ni-.n. -.-..i . - wl
day enlivened the proceedingB before the
special committee of the House District
committee, which is conducting an 1qv.
ligation into two insurance, companies of
the District, and the offlco of District
Superintendent of Insurance George W.
CoL Judsoa throughout tho two ses
sions appeared in the rote of proeecutlng
attorney, and his mode of putting ques
tions, some of which were foreign to tho
Investigation, was strongly objected to
by Mr Douglas The committee sided
with the attorney for the defense, and
CoL Judson laughingly admitted that ho
did not know how to put questions which
would not bo objectionable. FJnIlv
after a severe arraignment by Douglas.
Judson asked the latter to frame tho
next question so that it would not bo
objectionable to the defense.
"1 am not employed by yoti," returned
Douglas shortly. "You put the question
and we'll let you know If It is objection-able"
Adjourns Until Thtmday.
The committee adjourned yesterday
afternoon .until Thursday morning at 10
o clock. Representative Redfleld. who is
taking the leading part in the investi
gation, was unable to be present yes
terday because of an appointment for
conference with President-elect -Wil
son, for a position in whose Cabinet Mr.
ueaneia is prominently mentioned.
A direct issue of veracity was ralsrri
at the morning session through the tes
timony of former Commissioner Henry
1.. West, relative to the circumstance-)
surrounding the resignation of Hopewell
Darnellle as District Assessor during
Mr West s incumbency as Commissioner.
Col Judson had stated on tho witness
stand that Mr West had expressed him
self as glad that Darnellle was leaving
uif KtfrvicTf. nr tiia 1 ti.r.i.-.
I dislike to have any question or T
-i. rl" Mv,.n rrl Tii.t.. wA -l
mseir.- Mr West said, when ques
tioned on this point, "but -I have no J
Pboto br Bottler.
Mrnctnre Designed by 'Woods, Down &. Denny to be Erected In Six
after Everett Edward Hale, dean of
American historians, and a I nitarlan
The largest pipe organ next to the one
In Wanamaker's Philadelphia store, will
furnish the music Chimes high In the
tower will call members of the congre
atlon to worship The architecture) will
be unlike an thing In Washington
Woods Down & Dennj, of this cit. are
the architects The contract for the new
building will be let within tho next day
Pastor's Ambition Realized.
Dr Pierce last night said that his life
long ambition for a great national Uni
tarian Church was about to bf realized.
If It were not for tho unflagging zeal
and devotion of the congregation of Ail
Souls' Church" he said "it would have
been Impossible to raise such a large
sum In two short sears. .It Is a remark
able instance, of devotion and persever
ance I am Indeed gratified that I am
pastor ot such a congregation
-Work on the new church will begin
Immediately, and It will be pushed to
completion. The happiest moment of
my life was when I was able to send the
telegram to Bostoii announcing the clos
ing of tho subscriptions for the S90.000.
The new church, conceived In the last
das of this jear and bornTln the first
daja of the new, will, r am sure, be
an inspiration for Unitarians throughout
the world "
The present property of the church at
I rourteenm ana u cireeis isortnwest is
'for sale. It Is understood that an offer
of JU0 000 has been made for it, and
likely will be accepted The sum derived
from the sale ot-the present home of the
chin-en will be used on tho new building.
REV. V. G. B. FIERCE,
to Florida. Cuba. South. Atlantic Coast
Line, 6.20 p. m. dally, effective Jan. ;
Senator-elect from Tcxas,nd Mrs. HofT
rnan, wife of Lieut. Hoffman, secretary
to the Admiral of the Navy, will be In
charge of a committee of fifty young
women, prominent In the social world
which will have In hand the work con
nected with Invitations and decoration"
This list-soon will be completed and their
names will appear later Tho advlsorv
board of the organization is as follow.
Mrs. Pcrrj Belmont, Mr. Henry D Claj
ton, Mrs Philander P Claxton, Mrs. Hu-
ceix o. ueni. jr. airs, cnanes a Doug
las. Mrs Duncan U Fletcher, Mrs. Will.
lam Randolph Hearst. Mrs Richmond
Pearson llobson. Mrs. Grace Porter Hod-
kins, Mrs. Dudley M Hughes, Mrs Will
iam A, Jones. Mrs. Luke I.ca, Mrs. Nor
man E. Mack. Mrs. John F. Shafroth,
Mrs. Morris bheppard. Mrs Louis P.
Shoemiker. Mrs. William Robert bmlth,
Mrs. Theodore Tiller. Mrs Benjamin R
Tiilmarf, Mrs. 0car Underwood, and Mrs.
Frank L Woodruff.
The, organization has completed plans
for a dance and banquet on Thursday.
March 6. at the New Willard, and a large
number of applications for tickets have
A special drill at iort Mjer also haa
been arranged. Headquarters will bef es
tablished at the New W lllard
The organization will give Its first en
tertainment at the New W lllard on Jan
uary 21. the occasion being the presenta
tion of -Mrs. Burleson s pla 'Ills Sec
retary,; followed by a dance
Mrs -John Poole, wife of John Poole,
of, the. Commercial National Bank, Is the
treasurer of the organization and Mrs.
Beverley Buchanan is secretary.
Mrs. Armes will give a ted Januarj 3.
from A to ( o clock, to the members of
the National Democratic Organization
and the. Wilson and Marshall Organiza
tion to meet Mrs. Henry D Clayton
who will give a -short talk on tho rVlc-
teryDtaBss' la New Tork.
recollection of having: said 'anything
to Col Judson about Darnellle's going-
oui ot ine District or Columbia service
because of anything he had done. Dar
nellle surprised me very much when he
said he had resigned. I wouldn't tar
even now that I am glad. He received
from Commissioner Morrow, Commis
sioner BIddle, Commissioner Macfar
land, and myself voluntary letters oC
Refuses to Answer.
"Tou state you 'hive no recollection
Representative Johnson question "Will
vou state without equivocation that
you did not state to CoL Judson that
jou were glad to see Darnellle retire
because of personal habits which he
les." replied Mr West "I will say
that I did not a so "
Col Judson started to question Mr
W est as to cer ain former business con
nections, but the witness refused to an
swer on the ground that the matter wai
not under Investigation
I wish to show that Mr Stellwaren
and Mr West, who were once true
friends, are not now friends at all, ' ex
Plained Col Judson
'That Is not true replied Mr West
The testimony of Charles J Rj.I1 nr-
Ident of the American Security and Trust
Ccmpany, consumed ihe greater part of
tha da Mr Bell was put through a
lengthy direct examination by Col Jud
son. but his testimony as to the financial
operations of the two Insurance compa
nies was hurt In the cross-examination
directed by Chajrlci F Carusi. general
counsel for the companies, and Attorney
Kasby-Smith counsel for Ingham Mr
Bell at one stage protested that he wai
not an expert on Insurance matter!
'I assure )ou. gentlemen, that I do not
want to appear as an expert. ' ho pro
tested Following an examination of the report
of the Superintendent of Insurance on
the Commercial Fire Insurance Company.
Mr Bell was aked by Renresentatlv r,
Johnson for his opinion on the state of
affairs Indicated bj the report.
Dividends Not Justified.
M fundamental object.' answered tho
wltnesi ii that I do not believe In a
compnn earning ai an a.et an equity
In a building subject to mortgages of Jl.-
3001)1) especiallv whn this company hai
n undivided one half Interest The re
port alo hows th ran behind about
S10S0OO in the period covered by tho re
You believe that thv are losing
monej and were not Ju.tificd in paying
' If m premises were correct, they
were not justified '
Col Judson led tho witness through a
course of calculations involving the com
pany s surplus and dividend payments.
According to Col Judvm, this calculation
showeil that at the end of ten months
the company s surplus, without the In
crease in the real estate value, was i2.
7S.W Under cross examination by Mr Carusl,
Mr. Bell admitted that he had no knowl
edge of anj differences between Insur
ance accountancy methods and those em
ployed in the cases of other financial In
stitutions ' Tou do not know that ill kinds of re
ceipts are catalogued under Income?"
questioned Mr Carusl
No. I didn t know it."
'Assuming that the increased value of
real estate Is reaL la not the corapam
Justified In calling that an Income? And
Is the board of directors justified in pass
ing the resolution raising the price of
I should say that tho resolution is
not a true statement, because they have
not that earned amount of money."
Tn, 0'JUDctlon. Mr Douglas ques
tioned Mr. Bell is to- his '-estimation of
the character of Judges Atkinson ant
Could and .former Postmaster General
Wynne, of the Commercial directorate.
Hi. Bell stated bis belief that all oLxho
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