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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 24. 1914.
Tre Nation's Relations
Wiffi lis Capital City
continued' moii .pace one.
the latter is entirely-misleading because it covers conditions which are
totally different in!' all he cities compared. There may be important
revenues in one city not found in another. Special assessments for
some extraordinary purpose may,yield revenue in one city which other
cities will lack.'- A grant from a State or any other unusual income
could not be properly taken into account. Therefore the per capita
tax levy on property is recognized by the best statisticians as the best
basis of comparison between "cities. It should be added that the
untaxed holdings of thc greatest property owner in Washington must
be considered justas'much as. the- taxed great holdings of corporations
in other cities. Here the amount which this untaxed property would
yield elsewhere 1alances the revenue; from, spccial.assessments in other
cities as it justly -should. Congress has wisely provided that highway
and all other general physical improvements should be uniform and
paid for out of thetgeneral-iuhd since they are for the general use.
It is said that Washington does not pay State and county taxes
like other cities. But- it docs, in just so far as it has State and county
rights or duties and this accounts in part for its higher tax levy per
capita. In many States the State, and not the cities care for the insane,
supervise public charities,.provide normal schools, and does other things
which like these arc here done by the city.
District's National Taxes.
What is the contribution of the District residents to the national
income? As a sea .coast city it' may be assumed that it pays its full
share of tariff taxes on imports. The only absolutely ascertainable
taxpayers to the national government (until the income tax is paid)
are those under the internal revenue. The report of the Internal
Revenue Bureau for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909, shows that
the District of Columbia paid more internal revenue taxes that year
than any one of sixteen States and four Territories enumerated.
The per capita payment of" the -"District was greater than that
of the people in any one of .twenty-tivo States and four Territories.
The District paid more internal revenue than Maine, Vermont, Missis
sippi, North Dakota, Nevada, .Oklahoma, and Wyoming that year.
To the honor of the District, people it must be remembered that
they bore the greater part of national capital-making for seventy-five
years, after the first District residents had given five-sevenths of the
bite of the Federal Citv to the national government. To their honor
also be it said that besides performing all their local civic duties as
well as, any people in the world, they have done full national duty.
They furnished the first defenders of the National Capital, and more
than their quota of troops, and more in proportion than any except
one State, in the civil war; and-more than their quota in the war with
Spain. And they have given moral and financial aid to every national
undertaking, governmental and otherwise.
SCRIBE PUT TO FLIGHT
BY ANONYMOUS LETTER
Harry S. Hayward. Cumberland (Md.)
Newspaper Man, Flees, Fearing
Exposure of Past.
ANTI-SALOON CAMPAIGN CAUSE
rcUl to The Wuhisrlon Henld.
Cumberland, aid.. Feb. 3. The receipt
of an anonymous letter threatening; to
tf expose his past If he did not cease wrlt
L Ins against the saloons, caused the mid
i den departure ot Harry S. Haywood,
humorous and editorial writer on the
Cumberland Dally News. Now a, con-
icrted attempt Is being made to locate
him and have him return. Hayward de
parted without saying- good-by and left
no address. In a note addressed to W.
"W. Brown, editor of the Daily News, he
bared his life, telling, as he calls it, the
"whole miserable story."
Hayward served a term In the Mary
land Penitentiary for forgery about
years ago. He came to Cumberland and
made a reputation as a writer.
In the past few months he received a
number ot threatening anonymous letters.
Last week he was to have cone to Fred
erick. Jld., as a witness In the libel suit
of Dr. Francis E. Harrincton. city health
officer. Learning that an attempt would
be made to call up his past in his ex
amination on the stand, Hayward de
camped. In his letter he said:
"I cot on a tear for some time after
my home life was broken up and landed
in the Maryland Penitentiary for crime.
I was as guilty as hell, but It was all a
spell of years of foolishness, aa It Is not
really part of my nature to be a crim
The law has nothlnc whatever on me.
I paid and I vindicated myself with near
ly seven years straieht work without a
break, as you know."
Perth, Scotland, where coif Is now a
municipal institution. Is the city where
the first act was passed in 1421 by James
I, forbidding the playing of "golf, fute
ball or other sik unprofitable sportes."
Uider Ike Capitel Derae.
Clay Tallman, of Nevada. Commission
er General of the Land Office, told the
House Public Lands Committee that the
royalty of 2 cents a ton, proposed
in the administration's Alaska coal lands
leasing bin. might well be remitted. He
testified that the royalty was of so little
consequence that there was no reason
why it should be -cquirea oi ine ire
He approved the general terms of the
Representative Raker, of California,
suggtited. that the pending- claims to
Alaska coar lands should be temporarily
..,.a . a .luiital ,1aiix In the bllL
the claimants to work the land under
the general regulaUons or tne um unui
their Utle should be approved cr re
Dr. J. A. Holmes, Director of the -n-reau
of IMnes. declared before the Sen
ate l Committee on Mines and Mining
thatftho government could produce rad
Iura.cheaper than It la' now being pro
duced by private companies, and In this
connection declared that five years ago
the Bureau of Mines made a, old on
cement for use In Panama which was
under the lowest private bid.
Announcement tliat a hearing probably
would bo given the Mananan rcsu.-.iu.i
calling for investigation of the Chicago.
Minneapolis and Duluth wheat pits was
made at the office of the Rules Commit
tee of the House. The heart"- how
over, probably -will be deferred some
The Webb subcommittee of the House
Judiciary Committee, voted to read care
fully the S3 pages ot the brief sub-
,..-, ... -c.ii TnHtTA RmorV Sneer.
of Georgia, now under Investigation on
charges preferred uy uie wprut
Justice. When tho brief has been studied
by the subcommittee an execuUve session
will be held to decide further steps In
A . .nmnUtlnf, ! Dart Of the tlUSt
legislation program the House Commit
tee on Interstate anu roreusu u"
will take up the subject of water power
franchise legislation, it was announced
by Chairman Adamson.
Before resuming debate on the urgent
deficiency bill, the House considered bills
on the District calendar.
a hin rirslimml to assist veteran soldiers
and sailors of the civil and Spanish-
American wars in securing pensions was
Introduced In the House by Represent
ative J. M. C. Smith, of Michigan. It
provides that all such soldiers and sailors
shall by the ract of tneir enlistment ana
enrollment be considered to have been
physically sound at the time of their
entering the service.
Progress In the drafting of the final
administration bill creating an Interstate
trade commission and defining its powers
was reported by RepresentaUve Coving
ton, of Mary Ian I. chairman of the sub
committee having the work In charge.
He predicted an early completion of the
The Military Academy appropriation
bill was reported to the House by the
Military Affairs Committee. The bill is
an economical one. appropriating only
JSST.OOO. which U nOT.000 less than the bill
of last year and $5,000 less than the
A hearing was given Rcprcsentathe
LInthlcum. ot Maryland, and a delega
tion of Baltimore manufacturers on a
bill permitting the use of alcohol recti
fied In the manufacture of vanilla ex
tract without r -nt of the usual In
ternal revenue tr
Minority Leader Mann introduced In the
House a resolution declaring vacant the
scat or Representative James Curley, of
Massachusetts, recently elected and In
stalled as mayor of Boston. The resolu
tion was referred without debate to the
German military authorities are inves
tigating a new, device to enable men to
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You Are Invited to Visit
The House Electric
"It is a veritable house of enchantment"
said one visitor.
Everything electrical that a home should have.
Beautifully furnished and decorated.
Open every day from 10 a. m. till 9 p.m.
Under direction of . - -
Potomac Electric Power Company
Furniture, Draperies and Carpets by W. B. MOSES & S0NS.
Pianola and victrola by 0. J. De Moll & Co.
Chum and glassware by Dulin & Martin Co. -,--.-
Washing machine, and vacuum cleaner hy National Electrical "-' "'
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Building by Harry Wardman. , ""
Take Chevy Chase Cars, Get Off at Oxford Street
(Opposite Chevy Chase Club)
WATCH FOR THE BIG SIGN
President, in Enclosed Stand,
Reviews Pageant in
MORE THAN 4,000 IN LINE
Thousands of Washingtonians See
Procession Handsome Floats At
tract Much Attention.
Ily STAl'P CORRKSPO.VDKNT.
Alexandria. Va., Feb. 3. With the snow
coming down heavily1. President "Wilson
end other distinguished guests stood In a
glass-enclosed grand stand on Washing
ton streets near Oronoco street, this aft
ernoon and viewed tho military and civic
pageant. In which more than 4.C00 persons
took part. Both soldiers and civilians
showed the effects of the snow and the
piercing cold. Despite the weather good
sized crovrds stood on both sides of the
The spectators were made to forget the
pold now and then when a band In line
would play "Dixie," or some other
popular air that appealed to them.
President Wilson, accompanied by
Secretary Joseph P. Tumulty, and Dr.
Cary Grayson, U. S. N., Itcpresentative
Carlln, and CoL W. W. Harts, arrived
at the stand at 3:40 o'clock and the
parade started past the stand ten minutes
later. It required exactly twcnty-fle
minutes to pass.
Despite the fact that there was a rag
ing snowstorm and that the paradcrs ap
peared benumbed from the cold, many
In passing, doffed their hats to the Presi
dent, some keeping them off until they
had gotten by the stand.
Just as the last of the parade passed
the stand there were cries of "Speech!
t peech!" from a number of persons. Some
over-zealous citizens wanted the glass
removed so that the President might
talk to the crowd. Sir. Wilson, how
ever, did not make any address He re
turned to the Sylph In an automobile.
The President appeared greatly pleased
At the float of the Alexandria High
School, depldtlng the school In the days
of George Washington. It showed a
number of children In colonial dress and
a teacher In the prevailing fashion of
tho day. Then came a float reprcsent
lnp the schools of 1911. Following this
were seventy-five school boys carrying
American flags which they waved to the
President, while he acknowledged the
greeting with a bow and smile. The
school children were headed by a party
of high school boys, mounted, wearing
sashes of blue of buff.
Trains Are Crotrdrri.
A crowd estimated at 15,000 came from
Washington and the surrounding counties
to witness the pageant. Kvery outgoing
train after tic parade was packed to Its
capacity with visitors who were anxious
tc reach home and get thawed out.
The snow began to fall a short time
after the parade had s'nrted and illp
pcry streets caused many of the horses
to fall to the pavement, throning their
riders. The early morning with Its spits
of snow proved a forerunner of bad
weather. This, however, failed to
damped the ardor of the crowd, and
many came to the city In the afternoon.
An ovation was given Gov. Henry C.
Stuart, of Virginia, along the lino of
march. Riding with the governor were
Iresldent F. F. Slarbury, of the board of
aldermen: Judge J. K. M. Norton and
O. II. Kirk, president of the George
Washington Birthday Association.
The governor's escort was the famous
Richmond Light Infantry limes uatiauon.
They were In command of Mai. 1Z. W.
Bowles. With their attractive uniforms
and big white plumes to their hats they
were the showiest ot the military bodies.
Secretary of War Garrison and Assistant
Secretary of Navy Roosevelt also were
In the parade.
CoL Henry T. Allen was chief marshal,
with J. T. Williams chief of staff and
Lieut. Conrad Jonson military aid. Oth
ers on the staff were C J. SuIUtan. aid
of firo department; Dr. Llewellyn Powell,
aid of civic division.
Capt. George TC Pickett and James
Roberts, Jr., were chiefs of staff of the
Fairfax County division, and James K.
Clements for Alexandria County. A pla
toon of police led the procession.
The First ReglmentVof Infantry. Na
tional Guard of the District of Columbia,
and band, attracted much attention from
the Washington visit . The regiment
was commanded by CoL Charles II.
Ourand. Tho Naval Reserves of the Dis
trict Commander Joseph A. Dempf. with
the Soldiers' Home Band, came next.
Tho first and second battalions of Vir
ginia Infantry were accompanied by
Capt W. C. Peyton. Charlottesville.
Companies Included Alexandria Light In
fantry, Capt. F. L. Slaymaker: Culpeper,
Lieut. Newhouse: Charlottesville. First
Lieut. Johnson: Fredericksburg. Capt. G
Ileirnlar Array Contingent.
The regular army division was made
up of troops from Fort Myer, Fort Wah
Incton. Fort Hunt, and t-ngineera from
Washington Barracks. They were com
manded by the following: JIaJ. A. A
Fries, MaJ. Charles T. Summerall, and
MaJ. L. J. Fleming.
Fire companies of this city, a delegation
from Washington, and the Potomac fire
department comprised the second dlvl
slon, which was marshaled by Kenneth
W. Ogden. R. K. Gronau, chief of the
Arc department, and Capt- Ft- M. Latham
occupied a carriage, aa did members of
the fire committee of counclL
The historic old Friendship Engine
company, organized In lul. of which
Washington was a member, attracted con
siderable attention. In advance of it
were President P. M. Bradshaw. Vice
President M. R. Nonis. James Javlns,
and others in carriages. Frank Pyles
was driver of the engine.
The Relief hook and ladder was driven
by John Clapdore. There were eight
men on the apparatus, in command of
First Lieut. John Webster.
Capt. Frank Helsley was In charge of
the Potomac Are department.
The Columbia Fire Company had thirty
live men inrlnc. In command ot Capt J.
Frank Pettey and First Lieut. E. J. Mc
Dermott. The engine was driven by
Henry Posey, and Engineer Kverctt Rog
ers was on tho engine. The hose wagon
was driven by W. L. Lyons. There was
also a fancy reel.
With thirty men In line. In command
of Capt. D. Grimes, the Reliance engine
broueht un the rear. The p.ndnn wn
driven by Julian Ballcnger, with W. H.
Bontz In charge of the engine and L.
Lunsford driver of the hose wagon. The
reserve fire engine also was In parade.
wltn engineer .nodio smith on It.
Many Fraternal Bodies.
The third and last division was made
up of fraternal organizations. Including
Uniformed Odd Fellows; marshaled by
Capt W. L. Martin; Seminole Tribe of
Red Men. No. 1, this city, oldest tribe
In United States, with float having chil
dren and Indian scene; Fraternal Order
of Eagles, led by R. w. Travcrs, with
two floats bearing mottoes of tho order.
one being- a floral float: Virginia Lodge.
No. 10T6. Loyal Order of Moose, com
manded by J..W. Varncy, F. A. Wood
and D. G. Burner.- Thc latter were ac
companied by a big delegation from
Washington, marshaled by L. D. Jacobs,
of Columbia Lodge,- No. IX. Carrying
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red, white and blue umbrellas, the Order
of Fraternal Americans, led by Fred W.
Ebhardt and Neil Cary. came next Last
In this division were the Boy Scouts from
Washington, commanded by Scoutmaster
C. N. Fllklns. of Troop 43. The little fel
lows stuck to It, despite the severe
weather, until the parade was over.
A feature of the parade was the hand
somely decorated reel of the Columbia
Fire Engine Company, drawn by three
Shetland ponies, driven by a boy in In
dian costume. The reel was designed
by J. Lucicn Duffey, of the company.
On it was a bust or Washington. Th
reel was in lavender and white, and in
a scroll were the words "Columbia,"
suspended above hlch were white doves.
At the comers uero butterflies and in
front vases tilled with flowers. Flowers
on the reel Included wistaria, Easter
lilies and white rosebuds. Tho Ameri
can Indian Guard Band, in picturesque
new suits. attra ted much attention.
Many former residents ot Alexandria
were hero toda to witness the parade.
Large numbers of ci'izcns kept open
house and grnuino old-time Virginia hos
pitality. In the shape of ccsnog and other
wet goods, was dispensed.
ALUMNI OF "PENNSY"
HOLD ANNUAL DINNER
Forty "Grads" listen to Greetings
from Similiar Meetings All
ti.. TTni...m!iv nf Pennslvanla Alumni
Club gave Us twenty-fifth annual dinner
i. (. n II.a irnlvprflltv Cluh. Dr.
task 1111,11k fc . w....-- .
rrx i -rt. Ili.hgrilnn nr,Mdrtlnt of tn
club. Introduced Dr. J. G. McKay. E. C
Snyder. Dr. A v. A. King, ana t-ror. a.
W. Sidell. They made short addresses.
TO. .linn., iraa firranCrd bV G. F.
Snyder. Nearly forty members attended.
The unique feature of the Pennsylvania
Club's annual dinner Is tho communica
tion by telegram with other nlumnt as
sociations all over tho world, who hoid
their annual dlnnerj on the same night.
Messages were received last night
t.Ai.l .Via (-rtral ncvM.!ll!nn At Phlln
delphla from Japan, China. London, and
various points in tne unuea states.
CTmA. mamrior nrMnt I t nlfhf trnPA
Walter F. Baughman, Dr. D. Roberts
Moss. Michael. A. Wcller. and Dr. Luther
Miorr 3Iexlco Films Last Time Toitny
Moving pictures to show "tho truth
about Mexico," which were brought to
Washington by Count Lorenzo de Besa.
will be shown at tho Bclasco Theater at
4:30 o'clock this afternoon for the last
time Several high officers of the array,
it Is expected, will ree tho films, which
were made at a ccst of S3X),000 to Count
de B.esa, a resident of Mexico for twenty-
SOCIETY IS "SHODDY,"
SAYS SELDEN M. ELY
Educator Addresses Sons of American
Revolution at Annual
"HIGH LIFE, POOR DRINKING"
The annual meeting and Washington's
birthday celebration of the Sons of the
American Revolution at Rauscher's es
terday was featured by addresses by
the Incoming president. MaJ. Frederick
C Bryan; Rear Admiral C. M. Chester,
and Selden Marvin Ely.
Rear Admiral Chester termed "unpa
triotic" some statements made by James
T. Du UoLi in the tatter's speech at
tho society's "ladies' night" January -1.
regarding the Panama Canal. Mr. Iu
Bois, who on that occasion, ha I stated
that tho I'nlteil States owed Colombia au
apology for the acquisition of Panama,
was scerr! criticised by Admiral Ches
ter, who added that all the activities in
connection with this matter had been
under the jurisdiction not of the State
Department but of the Navy Depart
ment Mr. Ely, In a spirited speech, branded
American society as looking "shoddy"
from "high living and poor drinking."
An ocrwheImlnc ovation followed a pa
triotic speech by MaJ. Bryan.
The following officers were elected:
President. MaJ. Frederick C Bryan: vice
presidents. Admiral C. M. Chester. Dr. II
A. Hill. Gen. W. Howe: secretary. John
B. Torbert; treasurer, Phillip F. Larncr;
registrar. Albert D. Snanglcr; assistant
registrar, Henry P. Holden. historian.
Selden E. Ely; librarian. Charles W.
Stewart; chaplain. Rev. Thomas Childs.
Rnnrri nf management William A. de
Calndry. F. C. Owen. William S. Parks.
George R. Ide. and Edgar B. Stocking.
Delegates to the national convention at
Syracuse: Admiral George W. Balrd,
Rear Admiral C. M. Chester. William A.
de Calndry, James T. Du Bois, Selden M.
Elv. PhlllD F. Larncr. William I Marsh.
E. B. Moore, Zcbina Moses, Albert D.
Spangler and CoL William B. Thompson.
Alternates: Paul Brockett Dr. Mark '.
Flnley, Gen. Walter Howe. Dr. William
A. Jack. Col. Gilbert C. Kniftln. George
C. Mavnard. Commander John If. Moore.
John M. Stevenson. Jr.. Edgar B. Stock
ing. Albert II. Vandeusen and William
HAET ON D. C. COMMITTEE.
w Jersey Representatlt e Succeed
I.ntc Tt. G. Brtmnrr.
Representative Halt of New Jersey,
was elected by the Ways and Means
Committee of the House to the place
on the District of Columbia Committee
vacated by the death of R. G. Bremner.
RepresentatH e Frank Park, of Georgia,
was elected to the Committee on
Revisions of Laws and Representa
tive Hardy, of Texas, to the Committee
on Claims. It -..is agreed that as soon
as Represent -"five Vollmcr, of Iowa,
should be sw i as successor to the
late Representative Pepper he should
b given places on the Committee on
Claims. Invalid Pensions and Expendi
tures in the State Department
EXPENSE BILL PASSES
House Adopts Igoe Measure. Putting
Virtually Entire Burden on
The House yeiterday passed the Igtm
bill, requlrin- owners of property t
bear virtually all of the expenses ot
street improvements in the District. Tho
measure slid -ougli on a viva voce vote,
following an extended debate in which,
the District taxpayers received the usual
Hood of condemnation from members
who. in the majority of cases, have been
here hardly long enough to leam their
way about the city.
Minority Leader Mann, who opposed
the bill, drew Representative Sisson into
j an Interesting, though rain discussion
of the ethics of George Washington.
! whose birthday the Senate haTrecog
1 nlzed by adjourning early.
Grocem Heard In Federal Salt.
Indianapolis. Ind., Feb. L Wholesale
gTocers of Indianapolis testified today
before the United States commission ap
pointed to take evidence in the dissolu
tion suit of the United States govern
ment against the American Sugar Re
Wnhlncon Girl "Weil Mnrjlnnilrr.
Miss Ruth A. DePue. daughter of Rev.
James H. DePuc, of Cleveland Park,
and Rush Mitchell Co'lins. of Bethesda,
ML, were married at Bethcsda Saturday
evcnlng by Rev. James Klrkpatrick. rec
tor ot the Bethcsda Episcopal Church.
WOMAN STRANGELY MURDERED.
Miof' Dend While Sitting on Porch
of toulnlnna Home.
b!ail to The Wish in Eton lltrild.
New Orleans. La.. Feb. S. Mrs. L.
Dorce. thirty years old. Wife or a prom
inent merchant of Kcnncr, a suburb of
New Orleans, was assassinated while sit
ting on her porch this afternoon.
A shotgun was used. Bloodhounds have
been sent to the seen.
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