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.THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1913.
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Large Can Corn 10a
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Tomatoes. 3 cans ZSo
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of Printing Supplies.
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Means natural flavor and highest nu
nOMESIADE DREAD AND PIE.
2106 Pa. Ave. W. 25
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HORNING, 9th and D
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Dry Goods. Hosiery and
WRS. .'. A.MOUD1T.
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CONOMY MEAT MARKE'
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t bad at ts Icwvt trmntnj
Frier Veabk ruh. aod trnnoa
409 Third St. N. W.
tTe Cli , elea la Tba Herald a J3.M0 Cooltat.
Tilt in Committee Investigat
ing Insurance Company
Develops During Day.
JUSTICE ON THE STAND
Dispute Ends with All the Testimony
Being Expunged from the
Justice AshUv M. Gould, of the Dis
trict Supreme Court, jesterda appeared
before the subcommittee of the House
District Committee, which is investigat
ing; fire insurance conditions in the Dis
trict. Justice Gould s name had been
brought into the Investigation because .he
appeared as lce president of the two
lire insurance companies under Investi
gation and because Representative Red
field had apparentl) made especial effort
to Incorporate in the record the amount
of compensation accruing to Justice
Gould through his connection with the
two companies. Before Justice Gould
finished the cros examination of air.
Redfleid. which folowcd Judge Goulds
statement, the committee had become In
volved In a tangle, which brought into
the investigation the names of Chair
man Ilenrj. of the Rules Committee of
the House, bpeaker Clark, and others.
who were concerned in procuring favor.
able report upon the original Johnson
resolution calling for the investigation.
The result of the dispute, which con-
'urned the greater part of the morning
session and ill of the afternoon session,
was that virtuall) all of the day's pro
ceedings were stricken from the record
following a series of exciting rassages
mine afternoon. In the course of which
Mr. Reuileld was denied by the commit
tee the right to be sworn and testify as
to wnat he had told Chairman Henri
.the Rules Committer, on his effort to
bring about the decision of that com
mlttee which resulted in the present In
vestigation Before the argument had
been concluded Judge Prouty of Iowa.
alter carefullj going over and reading
into the record the resolution upon which
me committee Is supposed to be acting.
announced that In the future he would
refuse to listen to the kind of testimony
which had filled up a large part of the
record to date, and that unless the com
mittee confined Itself to the range of
investigation provided In the aulhoriza
tlon he would refuse to attend its meet
HiRz. s a result of this stand, which
concurred In hy Representative
Berger and dissented from b Chairamnjl
Jonnson, Representative Redfleid refus
ing, as an interested part, to act one
way or the othr. .ill of an excltlne nas
sage between Justice Gould and Repre
sentative jteaneia and all the afternoon s
proceeaings were stricken from the
Ooold Appear 1 alnntarllj
jne aispute was the result of the
voluntary appearance of Justice Gould,
who wanted lo know who had snroad Hie
report that the fire insurance companies
under investigation were paying him ap
proximately S5.0U a ear for the use
of his name an vice president of the
two .ompanles and director in each, as
well as in the underwriting firm of
Tuttle. Wightman . Dudley. Inc. Mr.
Redfleid admitted that he wis "some
what responsible for that, whereupon
Justice Gould turned upon Mr Redfleid
and subjected him to a croiS-examlnation
that furnished plentv of excitement for
the time Following this. Chairman
Henrv. of the Rules Committei. appear
ed In the afternoon session, tnd It was
endeavored to bring out from ills testi
monv Just what Interim o was to be
drawn from Mr Redfleid s remarks to
him B dint of much hvpothetlcal ques
tioning bv both sides, the issue flnaMj
was so thorouhhl obscured that Judge
Proutv and Representative Berger. both
of whom have chafed tudibl) luidrr the
continued Introdui tion of Irrtlcvant testi
mony announced that thev would re
fuse to Uslen to the further laundering
of solledX linen appertaining to parties
to the investigation As the result of an
executive meeting of the committee
which followed, the greater part of the
da s deliberations were stricken from
FIXES SIZE OF SHIPS
THAT CAN PASS CANAL
Rear Admiral Watt, Chief Constructor
of Navy, Places Formula at
110 by 1,000 by 40.
Rear Admiral Richard af Watt, chief
constructor of the nav, has Just re
turned from Panama, where he went to
determine the limitations of the canal,
on which will depend all future con
struction of battleships bv the United
States and other great naval powers
The formula of ultimate construction
which he brings back is 110 by 1,000 by
feet This means that the biggest ship
that can go through the canal will have
measurements of 110 feet beam, 1,000 feet
In length, and a draft ef 40 feet.
Thlrt -five-foot vessels can go through
what Admiral Watt calls low water In
the canal Fortv feet Is the maximum
and means high water In the canal
At the present time the Navy Depart
ment has knowledge that one of the
maritime nations intends to build a ves
sel which will have a length of 750 feet.
whlie some of the vessels of the United
States Navv have a length of 700 feet.
The report has revived a rumor at the
Navy Department that the constructors
are now planning. for a 47,000-ton war
ship Admiral Watt savs that Instructions
have not come to him as jet with ref
erence to such a vessel, but it is not
unllkelv that the specifications will be
prepared by the general naval board of
which Admiral Dewev is chairman.
IXIES ACROSS ALPS.
Peruvian Aviator Mnl.r. Successful
Flight from Snlsa loirn.
Domodossola, Ital), Jan 3. The first
successful aeroplane flight over the Alps
was made to-day by Jean Blelovucci, a
Blelovucci set out from Brig. Switzer
land, at K o'clock noon and arrived
here at 15.25. having followed the route
of the Slmplon Pass In 110 George
Chasle lost his life while trying to
make a similar flight
rire Destroy a Scnilnnrj UulldlnRS.
Cazcnovia, N Y, Jan. 3. The lives of
175 men students were imperiled carlo
to-dav b a fire which practically de
stroyed Callanan Hail, a dormitor) at
the Cazenovia Seminar). Eddy Hall, a
dormitor) Immediately adjoining, was
endangered and 100 girl students were
compelled to flee. Four male students,
overcome by smoke In Callanan Hall,
were resuced by firemen. Several stu
dents were reported missing, but their
friends say were at the homes of ac
quaintances and were not In, the hall
when the lire started.
OVER LACE SCHEDULE
Ways aad Means CoBuaittee Hears All
Kinds of Testimony Relative
to the Tariff. S
Indications that the writing of duties
on lace and lace products Is going to be
the most difficult part of framing a re
vision of schedule J. of the tariff law,
were numerous a the hearings before
the House Ways and Means Committee
yesterday. The committee was confronted
with a variety of requests, ranging from,
appeals for an Increase In some ot the
duties which, now run as high as 7 per
cent to pleas for "putting the raw ma
terial used In manufacturing on the free
list. Importers disputed the contentions
of manufacturers that the Industry Is
not a profitable one in this country. They
estimated that the domestic production
of certain varieties of machine-made lace
ran as high as S7.O0O.0OO a' year, where
as the manufacturers claimed that It
was less than S2,SO0,000.
Demands also were made that a num
ber of lace products be put under the
cotton schedule instead of under schedulo
J, which is supposed to cover flax, hemp,
and Jute products It was evident that
the committee, will undertake some kind
of reclassification as suggested by the
Fifteen witnesses were heard. The com
mlttee on aionday will take up the wool
schedule. About thirty witnesses are on
the list for st hearing under tnis sched
ule, but the committee hopes to hear all
of them In a single da).
Continued from l'auc One.
Dlete subsidy: thcrfore. England may
Justly complain that If the canal Is to
be used as an instrument to distribute
subsidies, under the treatj those sub
sidies must be equal to all nations or
else there Is a discrimination. Hut J am
Inot half ns much concerned about Eng
land's complaint as I am about tne
robbery of our own people The con
science of the American people is wak-
Inir ud as their Information Is In-
crenaed nhnnt the situation, and Secre
tary Knox' frank statement will help
to remove all doubt and dispute as io
their being made without their consent
to suffer and lose from the Treasury a
subsidy to the coastwise ships, which
is unfair, immoral, and a discrimina
tion against our own people In favor of
an opulent special Interest, already
highly protected which does not need
an favors and which does not give to
the shippers or consumers one cent of
"The jingoes have tried to blind the
people to the real Irsue. The true Issue
for us to determine Ls Shall we rob our
own people by an unjust discrimination
to enrich this coastwise ship trust I
would not at all object to a brush with
England if we had a Just cause about a
thing necessari and proper to do, but it
looks foolish and unprontaDle to maintain
anv sort of a row wlth'her commercial!,
dllomatlc. or warlike, to defend the In
fliction of an Incidental discrimination
caused by the Immoral and unjust rob
bery of our treasury and the masses of
our people to confer beneflts upon a spe
cial Interest I would like to do right at
home before Insisting on a row with for
eign nations to Justify it "
Mr. Adamson prediction caused great
surprise here, when considered In con
nection with the Prmocratic platform
and the stand leading Democratic Sena
tors have taken on the Panama Canal toll
The Democratic platform states tnai
"Wo favor the exemption from tolls of
American ships i ngaged In coastwise
trade paslng through the Tanama Canal '
atanv innulries were made as to wniu
information Representative Adamson has
whlth would Justif him in predicting
that Gov W ilson will recommend the re
pel! or this provision of the law
Man Senators numbered among those
unnosed to enlov the confidence of Presi
dent-elect Wilson havo been most vigor
ous in their defense of the free tolls pro
vision of the Panama Canal act Among
these ls Senator O Gnrmsn of New lork.
ho has vlrtutlb tnken tne lead in tne
Senate in defense of the action of Con
gress in granting free tolls to American
MONEY FOR EXPOSITION
Delegation in Congress Meets and In
dorses San Francisco s
Unanimous indorsement was given by
the Louisiana Congressional delegation,
when It met esterday, to the project to
have the United States government par
ticipate in the -xposition at San Fran
cisco in 1915.
The question of legislation along this
line was taken up and discussed and
the Representatives and Senators from
Louisiana, extending the good hand of
fellowship to the California people, re
corded themselves as heartily in favor
of the proposition Louisiana and Call
fornla two years ago lacked horns In a
fierce strugle beroro Congress for gov
ernmental sanction for an exhibition to
commemorate the opening of the Panama
Canal. It was a masterful fight waged
by both States. Victor), by a narrow.
uncomfortable margin, rested with the
At ) esterda) 's session of the Louisiana
delegation. Representative and Senator-
alect Broussard was Instructed to make
a statement on the delegation's express
ed intenUon to favor and support the
"We people of Louisiana." he said,
"know that It ls absolutely necessary
that the United States government parti
cipate in this exposition We waged a
bully light for the exposition location,
but were worsted California knew she
had been In a scrap when we got through
with her. We have no sore spots In
Louisiana character, and to-da we
stand ready to aid California to the
best of our ability to make her show
the greatest the world haB ever seen"
STEAMER SLIDES FROM WAYS,
Montnnnn Launched at Sparrow
Point New Jersey Girl Sponsor.
Baltimore, Jan 5. The combination
passenger and freight steamer Montanan,
which the American Hawaiian Steamship
Company, of New Tork, Is having built
bv the Mar land Steel Company, at Spar
rows Point, was successfully launched
Miss Lubelle Shepard. daughter of air.
and airs. George C. Shepard, of Mont
clalr. N. J., was the sponsor. On the
) at present are two sister vessels,
the I'enns) Ivanla and the Panaman.
Senrch for Counterfeiters.
Winchester, Va., Jan. 25. Federal de
tectives are searching Rockingham
County for counterfeiters, who art; flood
ing that district with spurious half dol
lars Eighteen of the coins were found
on the railroad track near Harrisonburg
to-day, where they had evidently been
dropped by some one alighting from a
Continued from Page-One.
eminent bankers. The reforms to which
they have ascribed, however, relate
chiefly to the application of the publicity
Idea as a preventive against wrongdoing,
and are among the less radical of the
suggestions that have been thrown out
by the committee.
While the committee's report Is fully
expected to contain a long list of sweep
ing recommendations, the fact la not to
be overlooked that these will be only
recommendations, and that It will be a
long time before there will be any chance
of incorporating the programme into the
statute books. As a matter of fact, the
fight will only have begun when the re
port of the committee ls submitted to
Congress. What will amount to another
Investigation In the way of hearings be
fore Congress committees will be neces
sary, and there la likelihood that legis
lation for a new currency B)stem will
have been enacted before th r,m-
mendations of the Pujo committee are
taken up for serious consideration by
The committee's record when It con
cluded Its preliminary Inoulrv vntpr,i.-
covered about 5,000 t rewritten pages In
the record the fact that stands out most
conspicuously Is the Importance which
nil the witnesses have attached to the
Individual element in the consideration
of the financial situation and the prob
lems Involved in it
J. P Morgan. Jacob II. Schlff. George
i- naK.r. James J Hill. Henry P. Davi-
son. and others all Insisted that the
cnaracter and integrtt) of the Individual
was the big factor and that without
these all the laws In Christendom would
be of no avail. Mr. aiorgan. In defend
ing the system of Interlocking directors.
contended that when the Individual was
honest he could be depended upon to act
independently and honestly, as i di
rector, and If he wasn't honest he
wouldn't be a director long The same
was true in regard to stock control hy
an Individual or a Arm over one or sev
eral banks. If the Individual was honest
he would not attempt to abuse his power.
and if he did tils control would soon fall
of its own weight
air. Schlff believed In relying upon the
Individual Judgment and prudence of
bank directors, unhampered bv restric
tive legislation If they were wlf-rc-
spectlng. he argued, thev would act ac
cording to their conscience, and If they
were Imprudent they could not long sur
vive, "It all depends on the individual man, '
said air Hill "All acts are personal
and the mind and conscience of the In
dividual man Is what ls going to govern
his actions Anally In every case"
lewe of Finance KIdrm
Here are a few of the more Important
reforms and views suggested by the lead
lng witnesses for the committee
J P aiorgan Favors a law compelling
publlclt of intermediate profits m-ide by
promoters on all securities listed on the
Condemns stock manipulation, but
doubted the practlcabllit) of Congress
attempting to prevent it by statutory
Believes no such thing as a Money
Trust Is po'slbir, not even if all the
banks of the country were under a single
Not opposed to competition, but favors
Condemns the idea of short selling, hut
ooes not see how It Is possible to get
along without it
Jacob II. Schlff Fav ors a law com
pelling fullest publicity of the assets
of national hanks Favors a statute pro
hibiting officers from participating In un
derwriting s)ndloites, and the officers
and directors of hanks from borrowing
from their own institutions
Favors allowing national banks to par
ticipate In the underwriting of bonds,
but not In the underwriting of stocks
favors legislation against the acquiring
of a monopol) through holding com
lanles. but would not restrict tho efforts
of activities of the Individual Would
leave the law of nature to deal with
individual action, which. In Mr SchlfTs
cpinion. would be a better S)stem than
could be devised b) man
Jimrs J Hill Opposed to legislation
granting to mlnorit) stockholders a leg-tl
right of representation upon the boards
of directors of banks und interstate lor
poratiors. Sa)s the law might do some
i,ood but might also do great harm
Opposed also to an) uctlon by Con
gress designed to wipe out the p)stem
of interlocking directors in banking In
stitutions. Believes that there is a pos
sibility of some good in such legislation,
tut also the danger of great harm
George r. Baker Believes concentra
tion of monev and credit of New York
Cit) has gone far enough Stcs a peril
In the present s)stem If it should fall
into bad hands Docs not believe legis
lation Is necessar), because an unscrup
ulous man could not maintain control
ever ltrge banking resources
Against an) law compelling publlclt)
of banks' assets, or interfering with the
present s)stem of Interlocking directors.
George W. Perkins Favors Federal in
corporation of stock exchanges and full
est publicity In regard to the issues listed
and In regard to the affairs of national
Favors smaller boards of directors for
I YOUR )
THERE is no compromise here in the matter of fitting your eyes with
the glasses they need. It is not a question of giving you the
glasses that nearest approximate your needs, but of providing the
exact lenses for your particular case.
When the proper glasses have been selected, the next step is to see
that they are mounted to give perfect comfort and complete harmony
with your features.
Hutterly clips cling like grim death, yet give no sense of undue pres
sure. If your eyes are troubling you, bring your troubles to me.
YOURS FOR BETTER EYESIGHT
A. O. HUTTERLY.
732 7th Street N. W. Main 3296.
We Glra Votes In The Ucrald a SZ.O0O Conteat.
banks and concentrated responsibility.
Sees possible peril In concentration of
banking resources If it is unregulated
Believe It would be safe under gov
Comptroller of the Currency aiurray
Favors compulsory publicity of national
banks' assets, the passage of a. law put
ting Into effect the cumulative voting
method In electing national banic direc
tors Believes in complete publicity of stock
holders of national banks.
Favors the enactment of a law safe
guarding depositors against the transfer
by responsible stockholders of .national
banks cf their holdings to Irresponsible
persons In order to escape stock liabil
Believes In limiting by law the char
acter of securities to be held as col
lateral or assets by naUonal banks.
Sunie Probable Recommendatlona,
From the suggestions that have been
made In the course of the Inquiry. It
seems certain that the committee will
Include the following among Its recom-s
Compulsory Incorporation of stock ex
changes and adoption of regulations
against manipulation of secjrlties. This
to be accomplished by the Federal gov
ernment through the exercise of'its power
ever the malls and over the transmission
of quotations over the telegraph lines.
.Incorporation of the clearing houses
of the country with regulations, which
will make any solvent bank eligible to
membership, and which will givo the
Slate and Federal banking authorities
power to pass upon the action of the
A prohibition of the practice of the
New York Clearing House In charging
commissions on out-of-town checks
A law compelling a complete disclosure
by promoter of all profits made by them
on securities listed In the New York
Full publicity to. assets of national
banks, with the exception of loans.
Full publicity also of the stock owner
ship of national banks.
Prohibition against the participation by
lank officers and directors In under
Prohibition against officers and direc
tors of national hanks borrowing money
from their own Institution.
The application ot the cumulative vot
ing idea, so as to give minority stock
holders the legal right of representation
on the boards of directors of banks and.
The prohibition of the present close
connections between national banks and
A prohibition against nation. 1 hanks
LU)lng securities from any banking house
wnich has members upon Its board of di
GOV. WILSON INSPECTS
President-elect Visits Ellis Island and
Sees Working of System 1,300
New lork Jan 25 President-elect
llson made a thorough ln'pecUon of
the Ellis Island Immigration station. In
New lork Ba), to-day, and evinced the
greatest Interest In the methods of ex
tmlnlng 1 SKI foreigners who landed from
the ste unships Cincinnati and Santa
Anna while he was on the Island Gov
Wilson was accompanied by his wife and
daughters Eleanor nnd Je'sic, and a
partv of friends Interested In the Im
provement of arrangement for the care
of Immigrants, and were shown through
the various buildings by Immigration
During tho morning the President
elect happened in one 'of the scwlona of
the special boird of !iMiir) The case
of Shald Rodowsky, a Russian Hebrew
who was arrested In New York for com
pliclt) In the white slave traffic, was up
for hearing Contiderilile evident
against the Russian was heard, and he
was ordered deported, the Governor ap
proving the derision
The women In the party In their Jour
ne) through the various buildings, com
forted several crying children by giving
them cand) nnd patting them on the
head, being unable to lonverse with
Gov and Mrs Wlleon are the guests
to-night of air and airs Archibald Alex
ander, of Hoboken V J , the latter of
whom suggtsted to-dav s trip with the
Idea that the Prvsident-clctt would ap
preciate lulng well Informed as to the
needs and workings of the Ellis Island
station leforo be,.ig called upon to con
sider legislation connected with Its
MOOSE CONFERENCE CALLED,
ainrjianil I'roBrea-tlvea to Meet in
nnltlmnrr Februarj i-.
Baltimore, Jan 2i A call for a general
fatate conference of Progressives, to be
held In Baltimore on February 12, was
sued by the Progressive cit) commit
At this conference tne irann a. -viun-
sey plan for amalgamating the Repub
lican and Progressive p-vrtles will be
considered. A m-ijorlt) of the Progres
sive ward executives openl) oppose the
aiunsey plan, and sa) they intend to
light for the nomination of a full Pro
gressive ticket In the city next No
Are the Next
Thing to New
Clips That Never
Commissioner of Patents An
swers Statements Made by
Soldier Declines to Discuss Tribute
Paid Him as a Turkey
A SCandel of icrrava nrnnnrtlnn. mow h.
unearthed In the Pension Bureau If Rep
resentative Koaaenoery of Georgia keeps
his promise to make good his charges
against Commissioner of Pensions James
I Davenport and succeeds In getting
the House Committee on Expenditures in
the Interior Department to conduct an
investigation of the administration of the
T hill, n.l.r ... failiiA ,n m t.,. .
on my charges, ' said Representative
Roddenbery esterday. "The instances I
Cited On the flOnr nf lha Ttnil.A .antHa.
to show Davenport's misconduct In offlco
are but two of the several cases that I
had In mind,"
Commissioner Davenport does not seem
worried over the possibilities of a Con
gressional Investigation and openly defies
Representative Roddenber). In a state
ment made yesterday Commissioner
Davenport Invited a Congressional inves
tigation and declared that Representative
Roddenbery'a attack on him had been In
spired by a disgrunUed departmental em
ploye, and characterized the allegation
would be found "ridiculous" if Investi
gated. The war between the Commissioner of
Pensions and Representative Roddenbery
grew out of charges by the Georgian that
Commissioner Davenport showed favorit
ism in granting pensions. In his speech
on the floor of the House. "Representative
Roddenbery charged that Davenport had
Placed an undeserving pensioner on the
rolls at the Instance of Col Roosevelt,
and that he also had allowed a pension
to a man who had been guilty and had
served a sentence for felony.
Itlnel. Pension teent.
Commlslsoner Davenport, in a state
ment made esterda). replied to the
charges of Representative Roddenber) In
"These charges are of no importance to
me." said Commissioner Davenport
"They were Inspired out of pure vindic
tlveness b) a pension agent named Capt
John King, who goes out of office In
February. He desired to get a pot as
disbursing officer, and when I was un
able to get It for him. he resorted to his
present mode of attack through Repre
sentaUve Roddenber) This department
is perfectly willing to have an Investiga
tion We are confident that the charges
of favoritism will be found ridiculous
"I can sa), regarding Representative
ONLY 1 LEFT
Six rooms and bath
Hardwood finish throughout.
Large lots and parking
Double porches. 7 by 16 feet.
Holland window shades
Extra large closets
Paved streets and sidewalks
Open Until 9 o'CIock P. M.
1314 F St N. W. and
B St. Near Capitol
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Two dwellings; always rented; large front, with side yard
and 15 feet side pacd alley; 18 feet parking; cement walks.
Reits $36.60 Pays 12 Per Cent Net
Price Only $4,000
H. R- Howenstein Co.,
1314 F St. N. W. or 7th & H St. N. E.
Roddenbery's assertion, that an ex-eon-vlct
was put on the pension list: that
under the pension law a conviction for
felony does not debar an, applicant who
is eligible. I do not recall any such case,
however. A , -s,
"It ls true- that I draw a'pension. but
the statement that my reglment-the
Fortieth Wisconsin was never under
fire Is false. This regiment participated
In the battle of Memphis on August 21.
1&4. I do not recall that President
Roosevelt ever ordered me to put any
man's name on the pension rolls.
"There has been no favoritism In this
department, as Congress jwlll find If It
Commissioner Davenport modestly de
clined to discuss Representative Bodden
berys tribute to him as a turkey trotter.
PASSES THE HOUSE
Conference Report Containing the'
Illiteracy Test Is Adopted by
Vote of 166 to 71.
By a vote of 166 to 71 the House
yesterday adopted the conference re
port on the Burnett Immigration bill
and eliminated the provision objected
to by the Senate, which precluded ad
mission to American ports of Immi
grants without character certificates
If they hall from countries Issuing such
This action was taken on recommen
dation of the House conferees, who re
ported that the Senate would not yield
on this paragraph In the Burnett Im
migration bill. The conference report
as adopted Is Identical otherwise with
that which was approved by the House
last week, and the Senate, It ls ex
pected, will take prompt action on the
amended conference report.
The principal provision In the Bur
nett bill as now finally approved Is the
Illiteracy test, which bars any alien
who cannot read his own or some
other language Representatives Gold
fogle. Sabath. Moore, and Bartholdt
bitterly opposed the Illiteracy test dur
ing the debate yesterday, but the
House, for the second time, refused to
strike It from the bill.
The Burnett Immigration bill also
amends the Immigration laws by rais
ing the head tax on Immigrants to S5
and assessing; a S200 fine against any
steamship company which knowingly
brings Into this country one of the
excluded classes, including; an Insane
The btil also provides for additional
Inspectors at the various ports, who
shall see that immigrants for Interior
points are started properly upon their
Journey. Additional medical Inspectors
and nurses who shall attend steerage
passengers on ocean liners are also
provided for In the bill
NVnnld Mop. "'I Ipplnjs" hy Law.
Austin, Tex. Jan 25. An anti-tipping
bill was Introduced In the State Legis
lature b) Representatives Manfrum an 1
Rogers. A penalty of SM is provided for
both giver and receiver, and the corn-
pan) in whose establishments or car
"tip ' passes ls subject to a flno
nums bachelors tgtaien the aea of tbirtt ant
fori, Are the mcrUIttx la tery hish. aNsit rer
rent wbile anions the married men of the lame re
riod it la but W rer cent.
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7th and H Sts. N. E.
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