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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913.
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WEDNESDAY. JANUARY. . 1513-
A New Local Problem.
The point raised-m the Police Court
jesfrday that no penalty can be im
posed for violation of the building
regulations because Congress did not
specifically authorize such penalties
mjy be a new one in this jurisdiction,
but it has been frequently ruled upon
in other localities Under those de
cisions the contention has no ground
to rest upon.
The building regulations were draft
ed under a law approved June 14.
187S. which authorized and directed
the District Commissioners to make
"and tnforcc" such building regula
tions as thev might deem advisable.
and the regulations were to have the
same force and effect as if enacted by
(.ungrcs It is held bv recognized
leg.il authontv that the words "to en
force"' carrv with them the authority
t impose penalties and no doubt has
been thrown upon this construction of
the law since it was enacted The
iasc of the automobile tax law, cited
as parallel lo the building regulations,
is imt analogous 1 lie automobile tax
provi-ion simplv named a sum which
liould be collected, and did not au
norize or empower the Commission
er to enforce the collection That
was the reason win it could not be
p if into execution
It w fiuld have bcc.i better, of course,
if t'ic building regulations act had
nlaiiicd the phrase 111 the statute of
!amiar j6 1S87, which, nftcr author-
zin Hie District Commissioners to
make usual and reasonable police regu
lations cprcssl directs them to ini
tio c reasonable penalties ' for viola-
inii thereof t the same time, the
nglic 1 mrt it decision-, elsewhere
-ire t" be accepted .is a criterion, will
1 ibiles hold that when Congress
- nferred ihc power to enforce, it also
IrVitcd the power to penalize
s a diubt has now been created,
hnvrvcr and as 1 tinal determination
-ainiot be had for manv months, if
an appeal 11 taken bv cither side, it
v mild seem that the Commissioners
might with propnetv ask Congress
f 1 dav to enact immcdiatclv -1 law of
two or three lines to rcmcd the al
leged defect Such a law could pass
In ill Hollies and be approved
li i spasm of belated activitv, the
1 1 ue District Committee has secured
the passage of five local laws for
t'n consideration the District people
are dulv grateful
But how about the public utilities
bill and the universal fansfcr bill,
whim have been pigeonholed in the
Hot sc District Committee for nigh
uiiio twelve months' Why have they
it received consideration' What is
the obstacle which keeps them from
being reported and passed'
These are questions which have been
asked more than once, and thc still
remain unanswered Both measures,
after being diligently urged bv every
representative body in the District,
were passed with practical unanimity
b the Senate Since that time they
hav been as dead as the nails in
Why are not thcce bills, of ital in
terest to the District people, taken up
Echo still answers, whv?
The Suffragists' Opportunity.
While 'h- woman suffragists of
Great Britain are employing the tactics
of the bushwhacker and rather proudly
calling the-nscl-.es "guerrillas," the ad
ocates of the cause at Washington,
vho may be regarded as fairly repre
sentative ci the "vwes for women" ad
vocates of the entire .United States,
arc preparing 2 splendid pageant, in
which Columbia will have as her hand
maidens Peace, Hope, Chanty, Liberty,
There have been as many approvals
as disapprovals of "militancj" as a
means of furthering the woman suf
frage cause and other causes, too Tne
mlitants, called "suffragettes" in the
s for women cause, claim that
ir new idea cannot effectively be
placed before a people without such
startling doings as demand, not plead
for, the attention of the people and
the people's senants Especial!, the
suffrage militants assert, is this true
in the case of woman suffrage in Eng
land. It is pleasing lo reflect both that the
new idea has a more respectful recep'
tion in the United States, and that its
proponents make a more respectful pe
tition for its reception The dignity
with which the advocates of woman
suffrage so far liae conducted tljcir
campaign at the Capital is admirable.
They have met opposition with smiling
courage; they have enjojed success
with engaging complacency. They,
like the leaders in any other cause,
can ask only a careful and just con
sideration of their cause. If the re
mainder of their campaign, particu
larly of that part of it which is to
culminate in the parade and pageant
on March 3, is conducted with the
same rational decorum that has hith
erto marked it, woman suffrage will
have made a distinctively personal as
well as popular appeal for that con
Chance for a Federal Market Bureau.
A bill passed the Senate some time
ago providing for a Bureau of Mar
ket' Its purpose was to bring con
sumers and producers together, or, in
other, words, to follow the markets so
closely that those who had anything to
sell would be pit more directly in
touch with those who wished to buj
It was claimed that a billion dollars
worth of agricultural products went to
waste annuallj in this country for want
of a market, and that such a bureau
would effect a gicat reduction of this
waste. The Agricultural Committee of
the House now has agreed unanimously
to report the hill, which has a good
prospect of being passed at this session.
There are movements on foot in
many cities for the establishment of
public markets. One has been started
in Providence, and the matter is now
before the Legislature. In Dayton,
Ohio, on three mornings of the week
the farmers' market is open for a long
distance along one of ils business
streets, and another municipal market
has been opened in the residential dis
trict The grocers are largely confining
their activities to canned goods and
other staples in which the farmer docs
not deal Thus in a good many places
there is 1 growing tendency toward
the elimination of the middleman
A Franking Machine.
ccording to Current Literature, the
use in New Zealand of a stampin
machine instead of the postage stamp
mav foreshadow a revolution in the
world's postal svstem fceven jears
ago a New Zealand inventor made an
automatic franking machine .itcr a
number of trials, this was discarded
Requiring the insertion of monev, the
machine was a temptation to burglars
Rcccntlv, however, a machine was in
Produced winch requires neither stamps
nor coinage for Us operation, but leaves
impressions of postal values on the cn
cIopc and registers the amount on a
set of dials on the top of the midline.
The machine is leased 111 perpctuitv to
the user, but the Postmaster General
retains the kev, and the machine can
not be transferred without his consent
To checking i ncccssarv, because onlv
the amounts showing on the dial after
subtraction of the previous record arc
paid for, and a receipt is given bv the
PRESIDENT TO GIVE
Natives of Buckeye State Will Gather
at Annual Banquet To-night
President Taft will deliver a Buckeve
aledictor at Rauscher s to-night at the
third anniversary dinner of the Ohin
bocietv More than 500 Ohioans. mostl
residents of the District will gather
around the long tables and on the birth
da of President Mckinley hid farewell
to a fellow -Ohioan and a fellow-member
of the order
President Taft attended the organiza
tion meeting of the societi, refused the
proffer of an honorary membership, and
insisted upon assuming an active mem
bership Again, two jears ago he
the guest of honor at a magnificent din
ner hy the odety at the New liliril
He alwavs has manifested a most active
Interest in the young society, which h
enjoved remarkable prosperity in the
short three vears of its existence.
Justice 'William It Day. of the United
States Supreme Court, who has been
president of the society since its organ
lzation, and who was one of tbe Ohioans
to sign tho call for tho organization
meeting, will preside to night. The
speakers will be the President, Speaker
Ulark. and lormer bpeaker cannon, all
former fctudcnti of the Cincinnati law
school, and Senators Hurton and Pome
rene of Ohio
The officers of the society are Presi
dent. Justice t ililam It. Day; vico presi
dents. Justice Thomas If Anderson. Dis
trict Supreme Court. John Joy Edson.
and former Senator Charles Dick: secre
tary. William I. Symons, treasurer,
rrederlek Echelberger. chaplain. Itev
Dr Earl Cranston, trustee', W V. Cor.
Oen George C Held. Gen. Clarence It
Edwards. Gus J Karger, O 1' Austin,
and James W. Bell.
TELLS UNIQUE STORY.
Millionaire's Mind TIInnL Daring
Ixis Angeles, Cal . Jan IS Alexander
cnamDers, wealthy mining man of New
ton. Pa., is In Los Angeles to-day await
ing tho arrival of his brother from J:ik
ton. Md . who is coming to take him
home. Chambers disappeared from the
Broad Street Station in Philadelphia Jan
uary 10. Except to a firm of attorneys.
to whom he went in San Diego. Cham
bers has refused to talk of his experi
ences. It was asserted, however, that he told
the attorneys that he knew nothing of
his trip acros tho continent, that ho re
gained his consciousness beneath the
tropical foliago of a Pacific island, that
he was picked up by Mexican sailors
and taken to the Lower California coast,
and finally mads his way to Enzenada,
thenco to Tia juna and San Diego. A
large sum of money he carried had dis
Cnn Make Paper from Weeds.
Pittsburg, Jan. 18 That pulp from
which paper Is made can be manufac
tured from weeds, was the assertion to
day of Francis Laird Stewart, a chemist,
who is having patented a new process
of pulp making, which he declared would
revolutionize the manufacturs of pasar.
A UTILE NONSENSE.
, MCJT OP THE PEOPLE.
Log cabin statesmen pass away.
As sadly we avow.
We have but few of them to-day;
There aro no cabins now.
And history may soon begin
To tell of statesmen that
Were born and grew to manhood In
A Jo flat.
Not on tltc Honeymoon.
Two can live as cheaply as one, of
course but not at Niagara Falls
The shades of night were falling fast
when through an Alpine village passed
a youth who bore 'mid snow and Ice a
banner with the strange device, "Excel
'You hao a catchy name there, yonng
man," remarked an old citizen, "but
lemme tell jou something There's noth
ing in thit form of advertising If you
want to market a new article, use the
January 2D In History.
January 29. 15SL Queen Elizabeth loans
her cloth of gold petticoat to Mary Queen
January . IKS. Little William Shakes
peare cuts liis first tooth
"Tommy, why did you stay away from
I wuz sick, mam."
" W ere j ou really sick? '
"Teacher, -v fellow aln t got no other
reason fcr stayin' away from school theto
In the Repair Shop.
Why Is repair work seldom cheap?
W hy does it clean our jeans?
Wed know. If we could take a peep
Behind the limousines.
A Detter Rcftine.
' Let us go Into this department store
until the shower Is over"
"I prefer this harness shop," said her
husband. Tou won't see so many things
"Hear you caught a" burglar at your
"les, we had time to telephone for the
police and they slipped up on him "
Caught him off hi guard, eh"
'Completely. He had gotten absorbed
In one of these Jigsaw puzzles "
Congress in Brief.
Th Senate scsterday passed a iolnt
resolution designating February is as
a day for the holding of memorial excr-
i-es In tho Senate In honor of the late
Ice President t-herman Tlio Presi
dent, members of the Cabinet, of the
House, and other distinguished ofllcIaU
V bill passed dividing the western
judicial district of Texas The Judi
ciary Committee favorably reported a
bill governing tho use of handwriting
In evidence before courts Prior to the
opening of the Senate, the Republicans,
In a two-hour caucus adopted a reso
lution by which they are pledged to
fight for the thirteen hundred Taft
nominations The Republicans express
ed themselves determined to force
through the appolatments
fter the session had been In session
for twelve minute. Senator Cullom
moved an executive session, and the
rest of the day was spent In Demo
1 ratlc filibustering against the confir
mation of the Taft appointments
Wilfred T Webb, bringing the elee-tor-il
ote of Arizona, appeared at th"
Ice Presidents ofliee at ". o clock
twent-fle hours after the time for
presenting the vote hud expired He
staled that he had been Informed tint
his time did not expire until Februarv
1 Jo penalty was Inflicted upon him
The House passed the rivers and har
bor bill, cirrvlng an appropriation of
JlOSroooo and then proceeded to tike up
fortifications appropriation hill I n
license of general debate. Represent
ative Jones of Virginia attacked the ad
ministration of the Philippine Islands.
making a personal assault on Gov. Gen
W Cameron Forbes
Rcpresentatl e Sherley of Kentucky
took the floor and declared that the
Jones bill, providing Independence for tho
Philippine Islands within a period of
seven 'vears, was unwise
Representative Murray of Massachu
setts. alo a Democrat, Indorsed Shcr-
Iei's attitude and defended Forbes Rep
resentative Kahn of California, Republi
can, defended tho army administration
of the Philippines
Minoritv Leader Mann declared that
charges that the House had passed the
Panama Canal bill without due consid-
ratlon and while a majority of the mem
bers were absent -were unfounded
The "nays and Means Committee con
eluded hearings on the wool schedule.
The Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Committee heard representatives of State
railroad commissions and of the National
Industrial Traffic League in regard to
the Kenvon bill, giving the Interstate
Commerce Commission power to pre
scribe uniform classification of freight.
The Gloss currency Investigating com
mittee heard representatives of farmers"
organizations in opposition to the Aldrlch
The Military Affairs Committee report
ed faoraoly tho resolution of Represent
ative Evans of Illinois, calling upon the
Secretary of War for Information as to
the field of service of all officers above
the rank of colonel
Representative Dent of Alabama Intro
duced a bill making It compulsory for
railroads to equip their rolling stock with
additional safety devices, in consideration
of which they would be allowed to charge
Representative Garner of Texas an
nounced that he would press for a Con
gressional Investigation of ths Depart
ment of Justice If Attorney General
WIckersham does not hasten the prose
cution of John D Archbold and other
Standard Oil magnates In the Magnolia
case In Texas
WILSON IN SECRET CONFERENCE.
Dlscnsaea Legislation srlth Demo
Atlantic City, N J.Jan 2 At a secret
conference with the Democratic members
of the New Jersey Legislature this after
noon. Gov Wilson expressed his views
respecting the legislation now under con
sideration and the legislation proposed In
keeping with the pledges of the Demo
cratic platform. Only tnrea Items were
discussed and the balance was put over
until next Tuesday. These three Items
were the reform bill, tho grade crossing
bill, and the proposed constitutional con
entlon A definite policy was adopted with re
gard to each of these and tho measures
will go through without further delay.
Tho Governor's corporation bills, known
as the "seven sisters" were not reached
and will be among the first things on
next Tuesday's programme.
To-night Gov. Wilson was tho guest of
the New Jersey Senators at a dinner at
the Marlborough-Blenhelm here. This
was a strictly private affair.
The Governor took his stenographer
into the dinner with him as a precaution
against being misquoted as a result of
a garbled version that might emanate
irom individuals at tne dinner and re-1
quested that no publicity be riven th
Exchange of "Compliments"
Enlivens Hearing on
OHIOAN "SOCIAL LION"
Editor of Trade Paper and Represent
ative in Squabble Over
There was a clash at the session of the
vas and Means Committee yesterday
between Representative Lcngworth and
Frank P Bennett, editor of the Ameri
can Woolen and Cotton Renorter Htirlntr
which Mr Bennett referred to tho Junior
ii.-..i..maii memoer or the committee as
a cotllll n leader, a social lion, and made
a direct referenco to the legislators re
cent aeieai tor re-election Mr Long
worth was endeavoring to obtain a cata
goricai answer from Mr Bennett as to
wnemrr or not the rrlce of raw wool
to the spinner would bo reduced bj
placing the commodity upon the free list
Mr Bennett wanted to explain, but the
Ohloan demanded a cs or no answer
1 can only answer," responded the
expert, oy, giving ou tbe advantage of
the busln experience which jou lack"
"You have no experience which I
covet," retorted Mr Longworth.
"Neither have jou," snapped Mr Ben
nett. " since I don t lead cotillions cr play
the social lion "
Mr Longworth blushed and replied:
"You know as much about both tho-e
subjects as I do" Whereupon, stepping
forward, tho witness tneered, "You con
stituents evidently dldn t think so last
stricken from rtecnril.
Chairman T'nderwood rapped for order
and Mr Longworth, ireczlng up. replied
"That Is indeed a fine anancr. jou are
a, gentleman "
At this point Representative l'ordney
Interposed and moved that the nlmnTlnns
remarks of Mr Bennett be stricken from
tne record This wwt ordered by the
chairman and the Incident closed and
Mr, Bennett murmured npologj to the
The Hvs and Mesns Committee fal
lowing the adjournment of the wool hear
ing hi III a short executive session, at
which Reprts. ntatlvo John II Rother
mel of Pennsylvania was chosen to fill
th dcano oci asloned b the death of
Repre-rntatUe Mcllenrv of that State
Mr Rolherrnels election was Icier rati
fied bv the caucus
The Wavs and Means Committee t-ds
will take up Schedule N of the tariff law
sundries host of witnesses ar al
readv in Washington and It Is the belief
of Mr I nderwood that all to d .y and
to moVrow will 1 , ecu pled with hearings
and that night ses!ons of the commit
too may be nees.itatcd
ON PHILIPPINES BILL
Speech of Representative Sherley
Taken to Indicate Opposition
to Jones Bill.
Iievelopmenls In tho House vesterdav
showed plainlv that notwithstanding the
deolant'. ii fur tho mdipendtnco of the
Philippines In i ,o Baltimore platform
the I. m.Hrati Icidcrs are bv no means
in aceord on this question Renlvlni? tr.
speech made liv Rrprecintative Will
iam Jones or virgin!
author of the
bill granting to the Filipinos an Indr
Indmt government. Representative hwa
qcr Shcr'cv of Kentuck, another Demo
cratic l ider made tho utemcnt that
this government had undertaken a re-
mpathv with tli movement tn At
could not shirk, and that he was not In
sympathy wit lithe movement to fix
a timn when the I nited States should
tu-n over the affairs of the archipelago
to th natives
Representative Jones who, as chairman
of the Insular Committee, will handle
the Philippine bill In the new Congress,
made the declaration that appeared to
startle the Hons0 that the Filipinos
practically had driven the Spaniards out
of tho inlands when Dewey sailed Into
-Manila jsay and blew up the Spanish
uect on May 1. js;
't that time." nsferted Mr Jones.
"the Filipinos had raptured everything
outside uf Manila. If they had been left
to their own devices they would have
won their Independence a few months
after we acquired the Inlands bv con
Responding to a question put by Rep
resentatlve Longworth of Ohio Mr Jonei
aditted that he was not ndvlsrd a to
the attitude of the President-elect to
ward the question of Philippine -Independence
"I cannot speak for the President-elect."
Fald Mr Jones, who recently had a con
ference on the subject with Gov 'Wilson
I will state, however, that tho Presi
dent-elect as a Democrat and a man "i
honor could hardly take a position Ir
opposition to the Independence of the
Reprcsentattv Jones charged that the
Philippine government had been admlnls
tered by Americans In an arbitrary man
ner, that graft had run hot in the
Archipelago sines tho date of American
occupation, and that the Islands had
been exploited by American commercial
IN SHADOW OF CAPITOL
Dr. Wiley Says 17,000 Are Sufferers
in District Gives Cheap
Greely, Colo.. Jan. II "Half of the
children of the United States are starv
ing, and under the very shadow of tho
Kation'n capitoi mere are 17.000 who
are underfed The child who docs not
has. a nutritious food Is not alert mentally
and eventually becomes either a criminal.
Idiot, or Imbecile The very foundations
of the government are threatened"
This was, the statement made by Dr.
Harvey W. Wiley", formerly In the govf
ernment service. In an address here to
day. "People do not what to eat." he con
tinued "Fanners tako more care of
their cows than they do of their children.
Wheat In its natural state Is the best
balanced food for the muscles and the
Dr. Wiley ajvaneed an unusual plan
to lower the cost of living when he told
the audience how to make enough break
fast food from a pint of wheat to last a
family of four for four days at a cost
of only a cent and a quarter a day. He
said It was only necessary to grind the
wheat and prepare it as mush Is made.
Bumble I see one of two actors who
between them have had eight wives has
again been sued for divorce.
Bumble One of the penalties of nrrat
SENATOR SMITH CALLS
FOR FUND FOR SICKLES
Michigan Man Sends Dispatch to Got.
Sulzer Latter Offers $100
Albany. N Y . Jan. 3 Gov. Sulzer de
clared to-day that, while officially he
cannot help Gen. Sickles, be Is willing
to help personally.
"No one," said tho Gov ernor to-day, "re
grets more than I do the sad predicament
of the hero of Getty abtirg. as Be stands
In the shadow of his life and about to
go over the great divide I gave careful
study to the life of Gen Sickles whllo pre
paring a speech In support of a bill pro
viding for his retirement with the rank
of major general I know that few men
have done moro for their State and coun
try and flag
"My sympathy goes out to him Offi
cially I can do nothing. Because I am
sworn to enforce the laws, but person
ally I want to help, and although I sm
a poor man. If any New York newspaper
will start a subscription to pay off his
Indebtedness, I will gladly contribute
Gov Sulzer to-day made public the fol
lowing dispatch from 1'nlted States Sen
ator Smith of Michigan
"Grand Rapids, Mich . Jan 27. 1913.
"Are the prosperous and generous men
of New York to allow a gallant hero
like Gen Sickles, who himself raised at
his own expense five regiments In the
war of tho rebellion, and whose gallantry
and heroism at Gettysburg are among
the priceless traditions of the war. t
surfer for the want of twenty-three thou
sand dollars' Can you not appeal to
the philanthropic and generous men who
have profited by a united country to meet
this situation berore It Is too late'
WILLIAM AUJ1N SMITH."
The Sickles case provoked a prolonged
debate In the Senate to-day. Senator
Brown, the Republican leader, sought to
seiure the adoption of his resolution for
a legislative Investigation commtttce ana
requesting the Attorney General to sus
pend prosecution until tnis committee
had reported Its conclusions.
It was finally determined to lay the
resolution on tho table, to await the re
sult of popular contributions to relieve
H. HARRISON ELLIS HELD.
Cnpllnl Mnn Allriced to Have Given
Cincinnati Ohio. Jan . The Cincin
nati police authorities to-day formally
placed chdrge of obtaining goods by
false pretenses against II Harri-on El
lis. Alleged professor, of At ashlngton. D
who was arrested last r rlday on sus
picion The prisoner Is charged with ob-
Inlng. Greek books from the Western
Tract Society on a bogus check for SJ0
At present Fills Is In the strong ward
f the City Hospital where he has been
ince Sunday, undergoing treatment for
the morphine habit
e will probably be tried to-morrow
morning In Police Court.
PLAN TO CIHCLE GLOBE.
Crnlnf on I Iner rlevrlnnd.
Vmong the Washtngtonlans who will
pall from pan Francisco February 6
on the Hamburg American liner Cleve
land on Its around-the-world cruise are
Mi-s Xlna K v an rsdale, Mrs Annie
C Tuohy. Miss Annie Tuohv. and Leo
McClung The part of 500 tourists
who will pall on the Cleveland are bent
whollv on pleasure and education Tho
fcfamcr carris no freight, and Is to
all Intents and purposes a floating
Tho first call will be made at Hono
lulu whence tho ship will proceed to
lapan. and thence with numerous stops
down to the Straits Settlements. India,
through the uez Can il and tho Medi
terranean to Fnglami and Germany,
anil thence to New i ork After the
completion of the Panama Canal the
world cruises of the Ilamburg-Amer-
,c-vn "no niil ,na'tB a complete water
circuit oi me giooe
MYSTERY SHROUDS IDENTITY.
llmlr or 'Inn Killed Iir C.ns I.lea nt
Mystery surrounds the Identity of the
man whose lifeless body was dNcQieredi
led in his room in the boarding
hous of Miss Mary Knighton. "To North
Cipltnl Street, yesterday morning, by
l'lixabcth Mitchell, a colored maid
Death was caused bv the escape of
illuminating gas from a stove attach
ment which had been accidentallv open
ed by the man Just before he retired
At the boarding houpo the man gave
the name of C S viIsou hut at the
Gospel Mission Dispensary in John
Marshall Place Northwest, where he ro
ently received treatment for eye trouble,
he was known as C I. Williams, He
had said that he was a stenographer,
unable to procure employment because
of his falling sight. He was about fifty
Because of the inability of the police
to learn anything or the mans Identity
Coroner Nevitt has delayed the Issuance
of a certtnVate of death An Investiga
tion convinced Dr Nevitt that death was
due to an accident and a certificate to
tms enect win r issued The coroner
does not believe the man committed sul
In tho man's room was found a letter
addressed to Harold G A ilson, of
Floreffc. Allegheny County. "Va In this
leiier tne writer, who signed tho name
of C S Wilson, said ho had discovered
he had a cataract in both eyes and
could not procure employment. A tele
gram, sent to Harold G Wilson, had not
been answered at a late hour last night.
The body Is at the morgue.
GOING TO JEKYL ISLAND.
Chairman, Pujo tn Take Deposition
of Wllllnra Rockefeller.
Following a conference between Chair
man Pujo, of the Banking and Currency
Committee of the House, and John D
Garvcr, of New ork. attorney for
William G Rockefeller, it has been prac
tically decided that the examination of
the financier will tako place at his winter
residence Jekyl Island, oft the Georgia
coast, February 6.
Mr. Garver, will of course, represent
his client on this- occasion, and Samuel
Untermycr the committee. It Is not re
garded as likely that any member of tho
committee except Mr. Pujo will go to
Jekyl Island for the examination.
SUBMARINES IN DANGER.
Nearly Founder Dorlng Gale and
Lose Tsro Men.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. IS. Caught In a
severe gale that swept the Carolina and
Virginia coasts last night submarine
torpedo boats D-l, D-2. and E-l and E-2
came near foundering . t
J Campbell, an electricjan, and L.
Hurst, a machinist's mate, were washed
overboard from P-2 and drowned The
submarines were a few miles off Charles
ton, S. C, when the storm struck them.
They were bound to Cuba to take part In
the war game planned for the Atlantic
The Calamity Ho-rler.
Remember, before jou give way to your
In your struggle for fame and pelf.
That the fellow who says, "1 told you
Doesn't always cueeted himself.
The Story of
The -First President
Life of Washington
Washington Orders a New Chariot
in Arms, and Acquires Large Real Estate Holdings Actual Hostilities
in the Streets of Boston Rebellion in North Carolina Arrival of Lord
Donmore, the New Governor of Virginia.
(Corrr'xlit, 13BS. br Htrjw 4 Brcn. All rirfiti te-
(Oeprrtsit, UU by McClore JwrrT Srndicite )
Life still continued to go. It Is true.
with something of the old sumptuous
ness at Mount Vernon. It was In June.
1T68 that Col Washington ordered a new
chariot. " made In the newest taste, hand
some, gentteel and light, to b made of
the best seasoned wood, and by a cele
brated workman," which was to coit
htm. fittings and all. 133.
For all he grew uneasy lest the colo
nies' disagreement with England should
come at last to a conflict of arms, h
pushed hs private Interests with nc
abatement of thoroughness or self-pos
session, as If there were no fear but
that things would long enough stand as
Washington cqnlres lands.
He had not run purveyor's lines for
lord Fairfax, or assisted to drive the
French from Ohio without seeing what
fair lands lay upon tho Western rivers
awaiting an owner: and. though there
was still doubt about how titles were to
be established in that wilderness, he took
care, through the good offices of an old
comrade In arms, at least to bo quietly
beforehand with other claimants In set
tling up such titles as might be where
the land lav richest and roost arcesioie
"A silent management" was what he
advised. ' snugly carried on under the
guise of hunting other game." lest there
should bo a premature rush thither tnst
would set rival Interests a-clashing
strange mixture of the shrewdness
the speculator and the honesty of the
gentleman claims pushed with privacy
but without trickery or chicane ran
through his letters to Capt. Crawford,
and drew as canny replies from th
Continues Ills Ontdoor Sports.
Puslness sae way often to sport and
pleasure, too. as of old. when politics
fell dull between sessions Now it was
the hunt then a cunrinc party In th
woods and again a day or two aboard
his schooner, drorolnc down tne river,
and drawing the seine for sheepsheads
uoon the bar at Cedar Point.
Even politics was mixed with diver
sion He must needs give a ball at
Alexandria on the evening of his elec
tion to the House which was to meet
Lord Botetourt, no les than on other
like occasions, of whatever kind the
bulnes of the Assembly was likely to
(.lies to Philadelphia Races.
lie did not lose his passion for fine
horseflesh either, at the thickest of the
plot in 1TT0 ho was with Gov Eden of
North Carolina at the Jockey Club races
in Philadelphia, no doubt relieved by the
,,... iit all hut the tea tax had been
repealed. The next year It the
races at Annapolis that claimed hlni;
and in ITS Jacky Custis held him again
. t.ii..i.i.iii. nn the sstne errand
s. .h.i,um. to be thus calmly
ntirsnit of diversion In th'
nt i.lnir business it bespom
life and a fine balance in "'" ";
There was one matter to wnicu ....
Ipgtrn felt it his bounded duty as a .-
dler and a man of honor to ucvuie ...
time and energies, whetnerpouues y.v"
ed or not A grant or jwvw "'7 " V
-,.- . inn hail been promised oy
the government of the colony to those
who enlisted for the war ngaln-t the
-..,, ,a Indians in 1TM but nothing
had ever been done to fulfUl the prom
ise, and Washington undertook to act
as agent for his comrades in the busl-
""" . ,..,,.. idirrs.
Selects rnrms - -
In the autumn of 1TT0, accordingly, he
turned away" for a space from the deep
ening trouble In tho East to plunge ence
more into the Western ways ""?
out prorer tracts for the grant along the
reaches of th Ohio
"Twas a two months" Joumer, for he
did not stop till he hsd gone close upon
S miles bevond Fort Tltt. And when
ho was home again no one In r
ernment who could lend a hand n the
matter got any peace from the t'rrlng.
thorough man until the business was put
finally Into shape
There was a tldv profit In the grant
for himself, for his own share was- large,
and ho proMdently bought, besides, the
hares of others who were unwilling to
spend or co-operate In the matter But
there were months upon months of
weary unrequited service for his com
rades, too given with hearty diligence
and without grudging
Hays Grt-nt Mend
Their portions were as well placed as
his own. they were to find, when It came
to the survey He came off from the
business very rich In Western lands
buying tho Great Meadows, among the
rest, for memory" sake but richer still
in the gratitude and admiration of the
men for whom he had labored
Meanwhile events darkened omlnouslv
A new administration had been farm
ed In Fngland tinder Ixvrd North, and
had begun Its government by repealing
all the taxes of 1769 except that on tea.
But It was Parliament's right to tax
them that the colonists were fighting, not
the taxes themselves. Rnd one tax was
as hateful as a hundred.
The noston affair.
The ear had been marked In sinister
fashion, moreover, by a broil between
townsmen and troops In the streets of
Boston. In which arms had been used and
men slain, and In the heated Imagina
tions of the colonists the affair had taken
on the ugly aspect of a massacre
The year 1771 went quietly enough for
Virginians. Botetourt was dead, and that
good merchant of Tork. William Nelson,
president of the council, sat In the place
of authority throughout tho year Al
though the whole country refused the
taxed tea. the attention of the ministers,
as it happened, was fixed chiefly upon
Massachusetts, where trade centered at
a growing port and opposition had a
Qnlet In Virginia.
In Virginia there was no place to
send troops to. unless tho whole coun
try were occupied, and so long as Mr.
N'elson was acting Governor. Col. Wash
ington could go without preoccupation
to the races, and gentlemen everywhere
follov their own devices In the quiet
was rioting rebellion, even In
North Carolina, so uneasily did affairs
go there: but Gov. Tryon was a soldier
as well as a despot, and did not need
to trouble his neighbors about that.
An Unpopular Governor.
It was not until tho first months of
177! that Virginians began to read plain
signs of change In the face of their new
Gpv ernor. John Murray. Earl Dunmore
a dark and distant man, who seemed to
the Virginians to come like a satrap to
his province, who brought a soldier with
him for secretary and confidential ad-
Prosecute Claims for His Old Comrades
vlser. set up a fixed etiquette to be ob
served hy all who would approach him.
spoke abruptly and without courtesy, dis
played in all things an arbitrary temper,
and took more Interest, It presently ap
peared. In acquiring tracts of Western
land than In conducting the government
Th year of his coming was marked
by the seiret destruction of the revenue
schooner Gaspe in Rhode Island, and by
many significant flaws of temper here
and there throughout the colonies: and
l..j are affairs at last come to & crisis.
Diinimire find the DorcfMei.
Dunmore had summoned the Burgesses
to meet him upon his first coming, but
had liked their proud temper as little
as they liked his. and was careful not
to call them together again till March.
173. though he had promised to con
vene them earlier
There was Instant trouble.
In view of the affair of the Gaspe,
Parliament had again resolved upon ths
trial of malcontents In England, and
the Burgesses were hot at seeing the
sentiments of the colonies so flouted
Conserv atl ve men would still have waited
to try events, but their fellow-members
of quicker pulse were diligent to dis
Sorrosv at Mon
MEMBER OF COUNCIL
Prominent Alexandrian Chosen to Fill
Unexpired Term of C. R. Yates.
Many Bills Considered.
Alexandria. Va.. Jan. H. John Lead
btater to-night was unanimously elected
a member of Common Council from the
first ward to fill tbe unexpired term of
C. R. lutes, resigned.
A resolution appropriating Jl.TrO for a
cobble roadwav In Prince Street, be
tween Lee and St. Ap&ph Streets, a dis
tance of four squares, was referred to
the Joint committee on finance and
street Another resolution appropriating
SL30 for a cobble roadway la Pendleton
Street, between Washington and Pitt
Streets, was referred to the stret com
mittee A resolution carrying an approp-lat'on
of J?,00 for the continuation of the
northwest trunk sewer was referred to
the committee on finance and streets.
Appropriation for CnrblnBT-
sum of fl 000 was appropriated tot
the purchase of granite curbing for the
city, same to be purchased by the street
committee and city engineer
rrorwrly owners, for the construction of
a ,ew,r sufficiently deep to drain their
cellars, in the square bounded by Wash-
Ington. Columbus. Oronoeo and Pendle
ton Streets, was referred to the street
Plans for the Improvement of a total
of twenty-set en squares of streets
twenty-one with modern roadays, have
been mapped out by the street committee
of City Council, and the work, it Is ex
pected, will be begun early la the
A complete list of the streets proposed
to bo Improved are as follows Fairfax,
from Duke to Wilkes Streets, two
squares, Alfred, from Wilkes to Frank
lin, two squares; Washington, from Duke
to Franklin, four squares, St. Asaph,
from King to Queen, two squares. St
Asaph, from King to Duke, two squares.
Royal, from Prince to Wilkes, three
squares; Columbus, from King to Prince,
one square. Pitt, from King to Cameror.
one square. Csmeron. from Washington
to Columbus, one square: Cameron, from
Royal to St. Asaph, two squares, Payn.
from Cameron to Queen, one square
In the police court this morning a fine
of S3) was Imposed on Anthony E
Smoot for carrying concealed weapons
and a fine of JI0 was imposed In the
case of William Oehlert, his brother-in-law,
for assaulting 5moot The two men
quarreled last Friday night near the
engine house of the Relief Hook and
Ladder Companv. and durin gthe prog
ress of the fracas the pistol belonging
to Smoot was discharged twice
Elijah Tailor and Jessie Lee. both
colored, were arrested to-night en n
charge of stealing chickens from the
chicken coop of Mrs J T. Johnson. 613
North Washington Street,
Votes of Alexandria.
Mrs Virginia Gunnel Scott, eighty -seven
years old. died to-day at her home
VJ B,i"l, 'I'"" Falrfajc County. One son.
Marshall fecott. of Bush Hill, survives
Uer funeral will take place at 11 o'clock
Thursday morning from her late, home
Burial will be in Ivy Hill Cemetery.
Tho funeral of Miss Alico sr. Graham
will be held at J JO o'clock to-morrow
afternoon from the home of her parents
Mr and Mrs. Robert M Graham
Prince Street Services will be conduct
ed by Rev. Dr. John Lee Allison, pastor
of the Second Presbyterian Church. The
pallbearers will be Jack Monroe, Warren
Orubbs, Elmer Thompson. John Graham.
Harmon Roberts, and David Hulfish
Grafton C Trenary. for some time past
a sergeant in the Alexandria Light In
fantry, has been elected second lieuten
ant of that company As a result of his
election a number of non-commissioned
officers will be promoted.
A. S. Doniphan to-day tendered his
resignation as president of tho News
Publishing Company. Mr Doniphan has
also disposed of his stock In ths com
pany. Wanted to Hear.
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been to see you. ehV
Yes: and I'e had a -n-nr' , e,,R
Took him to a moving nictnra hnw
He'd never been to one In his life When
ne saw tne lips of the actors move, hut
couldn't hear any one speak, he jelled
out: 'Louder, please1 Sneak louderi "
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