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WASHINGTON, D. C. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1014r-TWELVE PAGES.
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01. OR BENTON
Constitutionalist Chiefs Telr
gram Says Villa's Action .
Was Legal. t
DISCUSSION IS AVOIDED
Senate Surprised to Learn
State Department Favors
Rebel Explanation. "
DEBATE MAY BE STARTED TODAY
Statement of English Foreign Office
Officials as to Britain Stand
Br joscru p. anni.v.
With Mexico almost the sole topic Of
discussion In Washington yesterday,
private discussion Indicated clearly that
the Benton killing by Gen. Villa lias
seriously shaken the (atth of all in the
probable success of the administration's
policy of Inaction.
This fccllns probably will be ac
centuated when It Is learned'that Gen.
Carranza, who 'has been designated by
the constitutionalists as their Provisional
President, and who Is Villa's Immediate
superior, virtually exonerates his officer
from all blame in the Benton affair and
declares the killing to be entirely legal.
Gen. Carranza yesterday dispatched
the following message to Robert f. Pes
quelra. the confidential agent of the
"Tour wire of the twenty-flrst re
ccired. I ha information from Gen.
Villa stating that Benton insulted him.
trying to assassinate him. For that rea
son he was compelled to disarm him.
consigning him to a mllltarr court, fol
lowing a trial he was sentenced to death,
according to law. ,
(Signed) "V- Carranza."
itrnntc la Surprised.
The Carranza wire was in response to
a request made by Mr. Pesquelra for in
formation. The Mexican agent declared
that Carranza had made his own in.
vestlgatlon before sending the wire.
The disposition here ameng those
whoEe future attitude will have a di
rect bearing upon the Mexican prob
lem, is to withhold action nl com
ment pending the receipt of a trust
worthy report on the Villa Incident
Whether the report of Edwards, tne
.American Consul; at. Juarez, will be re
ceived a unbiased, seems to depend,
howeve-. upon the'JJJlnt of view.
It is looked upon as significant that
tue "British government has seen fit to
despatch opo of its own agents, Charles
. Prceval. consul-at Galveston Tex..
In El Paso nitii instructions to make a,
thorough investigation 01 me events
leading to and following tb Benton
killing. Consul Edwards, whose attl
tu .r toward the constitutionalists has
been declared in charges laid before
He State Department to be uecldedlz
fri' ndly. also has been Instructed to
make such an investigation.
Officials here, particularly members cf
the Senate, were surprised to learn yes
terday that the State Department In
clines toward an acceptance of Villa's ex
planation of the Benton affair. Such a
development will invite the most ad
verse criticism from sources which so
far have acquiesced In .he President's
embargo aealn3t I 'lie discussion of the
situation. It is pointed out Xhat Presi
dent Wilson refused to accept Iloerta'a
explanation of the killing of Madera
ant' that he hardly could expect from
Villa, a less biased presentation of a
Mny Mnrt DIcni.lon.
But fT an early and unexpected ad
journment yesterday, the Senate would
have commenced debate on the Mexican
situation In executive session. This de
bate probably will be taken up today
and will center cround resolutions call-.
inc for various actions by this govern
ment. It Is the earnest desire of the
anminlstration leaders to keep this de
bate behind closed doors in view of the
drlicacy of the situation.
A plan proposed by Senator Stone, who
CONTINUED ON" PAGE SIX.
FIGHT ON 40-YEAR-OLD WILL.
Viininal Cne Comn tip In Pennsyl-
Tnnln. Supreme Conrt.
lut la Tbs Wtinjton Mcnld.
Philadelphia. Teb. S.-One of the most
unusual will cases errr heard in this city
came up before the Supreme Court today
on the appeal of Michael Brennan from
the degree of the Orphans Court in re
fusing to admit to probate the alleged
will of his father, who-died more than
forty years ago.
James Brennan. the father, died in
1S7I. leaving eight children. He owned
real estate now valued at more than
When Michael Brennan offered to the
registrar for probate a paper he said was
the will'of his father in 1910 the registrar
refused to accept It. The document men
tioned some minor obligations and ended
hy saying. "You can have this house.
it is a poor legacy, but it is all I have
The Supremo Court reserved decision.
NEARLY WED, FIND THEY
ARE BROTHER AND SISTER
Marriage Called Off When Couple.
Separated in Youth, Learn of
lipeciil to The Wiihlatfoa HraH.
Buckingham. Cola, Feb. A A pretty
romance came to an .abrupt end today
when the wedding of Miss Mary Hardy
and Frank Cameron was called, off after
they learned that they, were .brother and
The wedding ring was a peculiarly
wrought golden -circle.- made from a S3
gold piece. Cameron's mother had worn
It He r&owed It to' Miss Hardy. She
fainted.. When she was revived she told
Cameron that .she was. his. flsler. She
knew the history of the peculiar 'fing as
well as CameAn did. Their father had
given It to their mother when .they were
married. Both parents had illed soon
after the two children were bore andl
the latter- had separated, the girl being
adopted by a family named Hardy.
The Nation's Relations
With Its Capital City
The Building of Washington and
Establishment of a Permanent
System of Government
)S By HENRY B. F. MACFARLAND.
4'"" " ARTICLE VI.
. While a joint select Congressional committee and Congressio'nal
leaders between 1874 and 1878 recommended that the. nation should
bear more than a half of the Capital's expense, the public-spirited and
self-respected residents of the Capital have gladly contributed one-half
and shall proudly continue to do so.
They rejoice 'hat they can contribute to the common capital as
much as all the rest of the 95,000,000 of Americans put together.
t" They cannot bear the whole burden, without meeting such bank
ruptcies as me't their predecessors in their brave but hopeless attempt
to do so. But as a body they make no complaint of their taxation,
although it is heavier as to assessment and levy, per capita, than that
of their fellow-countrymen frva great majority of the cities of the
country, as the National Census Bureau reports.
Throughout these articles only national governmenfrcports and
records are quoted. They show that there are about 345,000 people
here, of, whom about 98,000 arc colored the largest urban colored
population in the world; and that there are about 40,000 government
employes, who with their families make up more than one-third of the
population. There are over 50,000 taxpayers.
'vfainiiijton a City of Hornet.
There are no large industries, no large manufactories, or com
merce. There are no local multimillionaires. The comparatively few
multimillionaires who are visitors pay most of their taxes elsewhere.
This is a city of homes, and an unusually high percentage of people
own their own homes or equities in them. The District quota being
full, the sons and daughters of the District arc not eligible to the civil
service, and there are few industries open to them, so that many of
them have to go away. The salaries of the government employes
are not generally adequate. Many of them have not been raised since
As the latest census bulletin of financial statistics of cities Iiaving
over 30,000 inhabitants, that of 1912, numbered 118, shows the people
here have a higher per capita tax levy than those in the great majority
of American cities of the class described. This fact docs not seem
to be known even to many of the local "residents or to many of the
Senators and Representatives in Congress. Every one of the Senators
and Representatives can have bulletin 118, and if their attention was
called to it they would read it. Any one vio reads it, beginning at
page 18, will see that the per capita of the total assessed valuation of
property in Washington in 1912 was $1,050, and that this was more
than the similar per capita in 155 out of 193 cities having over 30,000
population, and that only thirty-seven cities had a higher similar per
Per Capita Levy faTHiffcer.
More' important, however, is
combination of the assessment and the at,e, indicating the amount of nue northwest last night shortly be
taxes paid. For Washington, the per capita tax levy for 1912 is given !f"c s o-fciock. wikr-
at $15.a. This is shown to be more tha the per capita tax levy
in 149 out of 193 cities. Only forty-three cities have a higher per '
capita tax levy than Washington. j
These figures cover scliool tax and all similar levies. Procured, !
compiled, and published by the national and not the District govern-
ment, they give the lie to all charges of inadequate taxation in the
District. They ought to end all talk of increased taxation here, either
by increasing the assessment or the rate or by adding new forms of
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capita levy than Washington are Philadelphia, Baltimore, New Orleans,
Jersey City, Seattle, Kansas City
St. Paul, Columbus, Toledo,. Atlanta, "Worcester, Birmingham, Mem-j
phis, Scranton, and many other great manufacturing and commercial
cities of vastly greater wealth than the National Capital.
Baltimore a Striking Example.
A number of them have a
example is that of our nearest neighbor, Baltimore, with a population
in 1912 of 569,o60 as against a population in Washington of 342,776.
The total assessed value of the real property in Baltimore in 1912
is given by bulletin 118 at $372,651,502, while the same table gives
the total assessed value of the real property in Washington, in 1912,
at $33022,487, and this although
nally 100 per cent and the Washington assessment only 66 per cent.
Incidentally this shows that 100 per' cent assessments may be made,
doubtless with entire honesty, which are less proportionately than the
two-thirds assessment here..
Remember that Baltimore is
financial railroad centers in the East, controlling much of the trade
of the South and the East and the Allegheny .region, besides having
nearlv twice the population of Washington. As against the washing
ton $15.75 pej capita tax levy, the
$15.53. Many of the cities have
levy, lhat of Philadelphia, for
$14.78: Jersey City, $12.69; Indianapolis, $14.04; St. Paul, $12.17:
fYil.imr.iis 413 S3- Atlnnta 11SS- Afpinnfnc 19 7fW TTt.11 n:..
$13.21; Spokane, $13.03 pDayton, $13.02; Grand Rapids, $11.36; Nash
ville, $10 JO; Scranton, $9.25; Paterson, $8.78; Reading, $7.70; Cam
den, '$7.18; Wilmington, $9.68; Elizabeth Citv. $8.51; Wilkesbarre,
$9.12; Erie, $8.61; Fort Wayne, $9.70; East St. Louis, $9.98; Jackson
ville, $9.84; Charleston, S. C, $9.21
Lancaster, $7.83; Chattanooga, $9.9 ; Wheeling, W. Va.z $9.40, and
so on, the. majority being under $12 per capita.
A iair Proposition to Congress.
Let everj- Senator and Representative compare the figures of his
own cities with those of the National City and there will be no increase
of assessment or taxation here. Let every citizen who loves the
National Capital, whether he lives here or elsewhere, exercise his right
of petition in its behalf, by calling the attention of Senators "and
Representatives to these figures. '
Congress, which is the sole taxing power, lias chosen to place the
greater burden on real property, but bulletin 118 shows that in i912
Washington paid more in personal taxation and business'and other
license taxes than mahy cities. Besides, public, utility and banking
corporations pay special taxes. From the revenue .standpoint it mat"
ters not how the taxation is imposed. A customary method familiar
to the people is always preferable. But the point is that taxation is
higher here than in a great majority of American cities, and "that the
receipts .steadily and largely increase although the taxable area steadily
and largely decreases and cannot be enlarged as in other cities.,
All public improvements are reflected, of course, in the increased
assessment and taxatipn.
Best Bass of
The reason for using the per
of the tax burden rather than the per capita of total revenue is that
. - continued 6jTpAonruBEi;
the per capita of the tax levy, thcltwee? norr 8.we'.p" 1aL?,,a,"!i
(Missouri)., Indianapolis, Louisville,
larger population also. A striking
the Baltimore assessment is nomi
one of the richest commercial and
Baltimore per capita tax levy was
a very much lower per capita tax
example, is $14.30; New Orleans.
: Mobile, $6.61: Little Rock, $7.85;
capita tax lc'v as. the best indicator
OFFICERS OF THE HARVARD CLUB OF 'WASHINGTON. Top. left to right Andrews Peters. 95. vice
president;. Pickering Dodge, 79. treasurer; John W. Holcombe, 75. president Lower. left to right John W.
Davlrlge, 02. secretary; George N. Henning. 194, vice president; G. Livingston Bayard. 01. vice president-
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SEVEN INJURED IN
Motorman R. L Walker, of Street
Sweeper Which Crashed Into Car,
May Die of Injuries.
OTHERS ARE TAKEN TO HOMES
Seven persons .were injured, one
seriously. In a rea-'eud colll!n -
of tne gnow 'weepcr; conductor g. it.
Hackiey, of the sweeper: John t. w"aiJ.
TslnV yZ"V" TiiTi.
street northwest; it. m. JicWiuiams.
& "-'m? S'fnorthw"
and Gertrude Hanks, of lsn Columbia
.""'Tecelved internal injuries
which may result in his death, lie
WaS removed tO Garfield Hospital.
while the others were able to be taken
to their homes.
According to a report made of the
accident bv the police, southbound
! "car No. si was standing in front
of the car barn at Elevenia sireei anu
vinrMa arcniit northwest when til
sweeper crashed into It from the north.
Both cars were badly damaged.
Two New Features for
Next Sunday's Herald.
The Last Word in Smartness.
A Finely Illastrated Page of
Edited by Frances Marshall.
A Story of "Life as It Is Lived,"
By John Morloso.
With new installments of the
good things that sold last Sun
day's edition out and started the
presses humming early for extra
copies to meet the demand, in
cluding Ida Husted Harper's ar
ticle on -woman suffrage; Talks
with the Fans, by Christy
Mathewson. Eddie Collins, and
our own Old Fox Griffith: "In
the Path of Napoleon;" Roose
velt's autobiography: pages of
humor, by John Kendrick Bangs;
George V. Hobart. Ellis Parker
Butler, and M. Quad: "Raffles."
the amateur cracksman, and Ju
dith Lee. the lip-reading de
tective, appear: May, Manton's
dressmaking and Marion Har
land's housekeeping helps, il
lustrated; Manz's cartoons of the
news, and the world's best Comic
Section. With all the news of
Washington and the world; its
politics and society: its religions
and its sports; its dubs, fra
ternities, theaters; its fashions
and its foibles.
Brisk, Bright, Clean, Complete.
The Washington Sunday
WasWngtoB's Best .
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SNOW AND COLD ADDS
TO MISERY OF POOR
Many Needy Clamor for Food and
Clothing Scant Comfort from
Weather Prediction. .
SEVERAL ACCIDENTS REPORTED
Persons in hemes of comfort know little
of the misery caused by the Northwest
storm which swept Washington yester
day. Words cannot picture the many
' scenes of destitution. Tfelther will sym
pathy measured In sentences fill the
needs of their suffering.
Help Is needed. The Salvation Army,
tho Gospel Mlstion. the Central Union
Mission, and the Jesus Will Help Mis
sion are doing a great work.
The storm of yesterday added to tho
i misery caused by the sno..- and leo of
; the week past. Tho J md fine at tho
missions Increased in number last nlgnt.
Hundreds of men begged for a bit -f
food, a sip of coffee and a ilaie to lay
their heads. After the beds were filled
many slept In chairs in the assembly
I The weather bureau said: Fair today,
preceded by i.iow In irly morning. Wed
hmHuv fnlr nnd warmer.
This 'predlcUon. however, should It
come true, will bring llttlo or no relic.
Superintendent II. V Kline, of the
Gospel Mission, last lltBIll saiu ntaru
rw men are at the mission ready to go
to work shoveling snow. The mission
needs funds, clothing and food. Superin
tendent V. G. Lukcns. of the Central
Union Mission, said the capacity of- the
home was being tax 1. Funds.- fuel. cloth
Ins and food are needed there. The Sal
vaUon army Is carlns for 100 or more
families In. distress, and needs help. The
Jesus Will Help Mission cares for home
less and penniless women. The Board of
CharlUes Is Uklng part in the general
The storm resulted In a number of acci
dents. Frank Beall. twenty-six years old.
of ai Twelfth place northeast, bad- hla
right leg broken In a fall in front of HI
Maryland avenue northeast. He was re
mcred to Casualty Hospital.
Thomas J. Guthrie, seventy years old.
of li Thirteenth street northwest, frac
tured his left hip when he fell on the
ic5 in front of 1103 Vermont avenue
northwest. He was removed to Emer
Mrs. Mary Doolry. fifty-nvo years old.
of SC3 Seventh street southeast broke
her right leg when she fell at Tenth and
B streets northeast. She was taken to
James W. AVaplc. sixty-one years old.
of 615 B street southwest, dislocated his
right knee when he fell at the Seventh
street win of the Center market. Ho
was taken to Emergency Hospital.
A man giving his name as Thomas
Plunkett was found ill from exposure to
the cold at Twenty-third street and Nay
lor road southeast yesterday. He was
taken in by W. H. Sweedy, of 1609 Twenty-third
street southeast, and later sent
to Casualty Hospital. He could not tell
his age or address. ,
Jennie Barnett, !. fifty-five years
old. fractured her left ankle in a fall
la front of SOOS M street northwest. She
was sent to Georgetown University Hos
pttat Miss Sallie Turpln. forty-five years
old, of UtS Columbia road northwest,
fractured her right leg when she fell
at Fourteenth and Irving streets north-v-est.
She was taken to the Northern
Dispensary by friends and later removed
to her home in the auto patrol of the
Tenth police precinct
SHOT DEAD, DRAGGED A HUE.
Horae Itun Awnr with Body of
New York.. Feb. H A laundry wagon
driver. In whose pocket a card bearin;
the name "F." Binnle" was found, was
shot and Instantly killed today In Roeb
ling street Brooklyn.
A well-dressed .man stepped into tho
street where Binnie had stopped to de
liver ';c:s'& laundry, drew twp revolvers
from his overcoat pockets and fired.
Binnio fell dead. The' horse, taking
fright at the noise, ran awayand gal
loped for -a :nllc with the, body of the
dead roan .bouncing about in the bed of
the wagon. The murdered escaped.
Fhoto by Htrrls-Ewloc.
MR. TAFT MAY HEAD
Possibility of a Unitarian Being
President of a Presbyterian School
CONSIDERED FOR VACANCY
SictUl la Tli WuLfotfcn UcnU.
Philadelcloia. Feb. 2i Former President
Taft is being considered for the presi
dency of Lafayette College at Easton,
Pa., to succeed Key. Dr. Ethelbert D.
Wtirfleld, according to the ITesbytcrlan.
the denominational organ of the Presby
terian Church in this city.
The report that a plan Is under way to
place a Unitarian at the head of a Pres
byterian college caused a mild sensation
in theological and scholastic circles here
today. A statement issued at tro offices
of the PresbyterUn today says:
Those responsible for this report also
are authority for the statement that)
money has been provided to furnish a
salary equal to, or possibly in excess of'
that which Mr. Taft now Is receiving at I
Yale. The greatest embarrassment to
carrying out the scheme is the opposition ,
of the Synod of Pennsylvania, which, by
th charter of the college. ho!ds a veto
power over the election of all trustees
and members of the faculty. But it Is
probable that the substantial Synod of
Pennsylvania will consent to placing a
full-fledged Unitarian at the 1- -ad of Its
only Presbyterian college." ,
Presbyterian leaders of this city, in
cluding Influential members of the gen-;
tral assembly, the Synod of Pennsylvania
and the Presbytery of I'hlladelphia. heard
the news lth a storm of protest Ifi
fh. mnAiltlnn In . u T'nU..n '
th head of a Presbyterian college U con
sidered, they said, it would stir up the
biggest row that has -haken the Presby
terian church for m-n years.
Trustees of I-afayette College living in
this city professed ignorance of any such
movement Alumni of Lafayette, who are
numerous In Philadelphia, received the!
reporx more coruiauy, ana while n- ar
lng the- hed not heard from Eastcn on
the question of Mr. Taft being offered the)
vacancy, they wi "corned the Idea anJ
said that despite ary religious differences
of opinion they would be tntlrcly satis
fled: In fact, gratified, to have former
President Taft at the head of the Insti
tution. New Haven. Conn.. Feb. 3.-Prof. Will
lam Howard Taft denied tonight that he
had been offered the presidency of Lafayette-
College. He declined to discuss the
report further, saying that he knew
nothing about It.
THOUSAND TONS OF BEEF.
lllic Connlsnntent of Ilnttrr Alvo Ar-
rlie-i from Arsentinn.
New York. Keb. 52. A thousand tons
of Argentine beef and a large consign
ment of Argentine butter arrived here
today on the steamer Vandyke .from
South American ports.
"BREAD LINE" TO GET
INCOME TAX BLANKS
A "bread line" of Congressmen form'd
yesterday at the office .of Sergeant-at-Arms
Itcbert Gordon, of the House.
The Congressmen must make returns
by Saturday on their Incomes from the
government In-their official positions. This
Includes not only the salary of J7.M0 a
year, but the cleric hire, the mileage, and
allowance- for stationery, of which they
take Personal control.
Sergeant-at-Arms Gordon must collect
the tax at. the. source, under penalty. IT
he falls, both: he and all oendlng Con
gressmen whom, he pays Come within
the law' and may be JIable to disqualifica
tion for continuation In office. His hurry
call; sent out Saturday, resulted In a
rush yesterday by Congressmen who were
asking the balancing of books to ascer
tain Just where they stood In their ac
count wth the .government. Mr. Gordon
has some 'overdrawn accounts.
riret returns to be made up by Mr-
Cordon are for" Incomes from October to
January- 'Congressmen are claiming ex
emption for clerK hire. &c which puts
their Income tax at' about. 113 each.
Lauded by Speaker at Ban
quet as the National
MEDICAL SCHOOL PRAISEg
Dr. Percival J. Eaton Tells of Grea(
Work Now Being-Done in
Hir-rvd. Hir-TinJ, Hir-nrf. J
Bah. Cih. Rib. Hh. lUh. Rah. Bab. Sail, Blfl
Har-rarJ. Uar-vard. Har-vard.
Harvard was lauded as the national
university of the United States and thj
Associated Harvard Clubs as the machln
through which the Institution shall at
tain that pinnacle of success, whereupon
it shall be recognized as tho foremost
International university .nd the most ad
vanced educational Institution In th.4
world by distinguished speakers last
night at the thirty-Ant annual dinner ol
the Harvard Club of Washington at the
Army anl Navy Club.
"We now have Harvard clubs In Berlin,
Paris. Home. Honolulu, and Japan, ami
an English club is being formed in Lon
don," declared Dr. Percival J. Eaton,
president cf the Associated Harvard
Clubs, -and if the East will help tho
West the North and South, the strong:
clubs, the weaker clubs, all helping each
other, we shall see the day soon when
the associated clubs shall make Harvard
the recognized foremost international In
stitution of learning."
Bonn Out Herald' Statements.
Dr. Eaton paid high tribute to the fams
that has been attained by the Harvard
Medical School, setting forth tho facta
recently stated In an editorial In The
Washington Herald by Clinton T. Brain
ard. "The research laboratory Is second to.
none." declared Dr. Eaton. "It was la
the Harvard laboratory recently that th
common stable fly was discovered to b!
the carrier of Jnfantlle paralysis. Noi
they are attacking the problem of ma
lignant diseases and they seem destined
to solve this problem Just as two Amer
icans found out about bubonie- plague,
which had baffled tho world's most emi
"The new freshman dormitories at
Harvard won't force democracy," assert
ed Assistant Dean W. n. Castle, of Har
vard College, "but they will give, every
boy a chance at Harvard. The day has)
passed, if It ever existed, when peopla
laugh at 'store clothes. or the poor boy.
At Harvard we are trying to give our best
to the boy wTio is capable and who -will
benefit by a university education, not to
the boy who will saw wood when ha fin
ishes study." . , "
Fa von Mercer -rrith Tech.
"lam in favor of the merger of Harvard
with the Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology, despite the criticism that has been
made of the combination." continued
Dean Castle. 'That merger means a
greater public service. It means Har
vard Is a stronger factor In education.
The merger will give to the people tha
most complete and up-to-tbe-mlnute tech
nical school In the world. The university
Is growing wonderfully and Cambridge
Is a veritable hive of buildings."
"In addition to the giving of scholar
ships, there !s another way of sending
the worthy boy to Harvard." declared
Herbert L. Clerk, sectional vice president
of the Associated Clubs. There is the
business way of setting forth facts so
that Harvard cannot but be placed In the
public mind as the best school for the
worthy boy. These business facts recent
ly have been gathered and should be
widely circulated. They appeal to my
business sense, because I am iu business,
as s. banker.
"A list of questions were put to 193
students at Harvard, representing those
most active in student life. Of that num
ber 19; answered the quprics. The replies
showed that 33 had won high scholarships.
''" were In athletics. X were connected
with university publications. SO were
affiliated with musical organizations. K2
were among class leaders, 6 were debaters
and US belonged to two or more clubs.
StmlcuU i:am limit Money.
"Of these students. US earned all or
part of their college expenses. Thoe
113 young men earned JlC.oa. of which
only SSUWO was from scholarships. More
than S.J.W0 was earned from outside
sources. The average earned by each
student was about JS0O. of which only
sas was from scholarships. Two boys
left the university with money In their
pockets, one having JSC0 left after paying
his expenses. These figures are Impres
sive and should be widely circulated to
refute the statements that Harvard Is a
rich boy's club."
"It has been stated that Tech might
swallow Harvard in the merger," said
Thomas W. Siocum, of New York, former
president of the Associated Harvard
Clubs, "but I believe It will be Har
vard that will swallow Tech If any
sr-nllowing is to be done."
Mr. Slocum cr-tcd outbursts of laugh-U-
with witty sallies and applause In
terrupted him for several minutes when
he raid: "Yale had Imported English
coaches to leirn how to drop the IL"
CONTINUED ON TAGE NINE.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
Washington's farewell address was
read by Senator Swanson, of Virginia,
and without transacting any business tho
Senate adjourned on motion of Senator
Polndexter. . j
Dr. J. A. Holmes, Director of Bureau
cf Mines, appeared before Committee on
Mines to discuss Walsh radium bill.
Adjourned until noon today.
Passed uniform sidewalk bill for tin
District and worked halt way through
urgent deficiency appropriation bllL It
failed to eulogize George Washington on
the anniversary of his birth for the first
time in century, but listened to criticism
by Representative Slsson. of Mississippi,
of his having held land In District.
Appropriations Committee heard CoL
Goethals. Gen. Wood. Gen. Crozler and
Secretary of War Garrison on Panama
Canal fortifications estimates.
Covington 'subcommittee of Interstate
Commerce Committee made progress on
Interstate trade commission bill.
West Point Military Academy appro
priation bill wes reported, total being
SSCT.OCO. cut of JSS.C0O from estimates.
Alaska coal lands leasing bill was dis
cussed by Public Lands Committee.
Adjourned until noon today.
"Hotel Woodslorts. New York Ctry.
Comfort Without Extravagance." Ad.
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