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' WASHINGTpN TIMES, WJBDNESDXY, NOVEMBER till.
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''The New Washington," by
s "Isaac lVlarcosson, to Be,
i,r .Pointed as Bulletin.
Trio " American "Civic Association,
through Its secretary, Richard B.
JWatrous, has asked .tor permission to
pVlnt, as a special bulletin, the leading
article of Munsey.'s Magazine for lo-
cember by Isaao , F. MarcOBson, enti
tled "The Now Washjngton,"
It the, permission la granted, It is
propbsed to, print It In a large edition
'Just as It ('appeared in thd magazine
and' glve . it a' -widespread circulation
through the membership of the associa
tion,, .aggregating j several .thousand
rriembers,: and to ' use It In conriectlon
with, the- approachlngconventlon of the
American Civic Association to be held
in this city December :3, It, and 15.
One of- the principal activities of the
American' Civic Association relates to
comprehensive city planning, and In it
Urge 'tt'drk, for the making of a beau
tiful, pract'.cal. and efficient coromunltj
life, the Risocidtlon constantly empha
sises the Importance to cities of adopt
Ing'fcomo systematic plan for their
Headqmv,ters In Washington.
The" association, established Its head
quarters "in Washington largely because
of the beauty of the city and the ex
ample it is for all other American
communities. It has been the constant
aim o the. American Civic Association.
with other.organlzatlons, to impress upon
the .people 'Of the nation at largo tlia.
they'.are- the real owners of the Capital
City .'and .that upon them rests the re
sponsibility for making possible the
fulfillment of plans, which shall result
In making it what It should be, the
most beautiful capital city in the world.
A "principal address of the convention
lfl. December will bo that by Major W.
V. JUdsom (U. S. A., Engineer Commis
sioner, ' on "Washington, the Model
City.", That address will be widely
published, ar.l will set forth many
things that may be done by other
American cities for their proper devel
opment along aesthetic and practical
,In writing to Mr. Munsey, Mr. Wat
,reus said: '
frVBr the publication of Mr. Marcos
fj son's admirable illustrated story of
V'THo New Washington" In the De
cember Issue Of Munsey' s Magazine, the
American Civic Association Is convinced
that you have done u distinct service
to the nation at largo; nrst, In direct
ing .attention to the beauty and. gran
deur of the Capital City, and second, In
emphasizing, by example, the advant
ages that may accrue to all cities by
adopting an orderly system for their
Cities Waking Up.
"American cities now, as never be
fore, are giving serious consideration
to city planning. Several large and
small communities are engaged In
carrying out plans prepared for them;
many others have engaged experts to
point out the way for their future
frowth, and hundred's of others are
sing awakened to the realization that.
In order to attain to tlio largest and
beat development, some provision must
be made for a growth during the years
to come, that will substitute, ordering.'
system combined with wide vision, for
the hit-ami-miss development that us
ually prevails and looks only to the
needs of today.
"Washington ' Is a type of the city
that has grown to a plan. Too much
attention cannot be attracted to It,
because qf that fact, nor can too much
emphasis be given to the fact that
Washington Is the Capital City of all
of the people of the nation, and that
on them, through their representatives
In Congress, depends, the complete
carrying out of the plans proposed for
its further beuutlflcation. Mr. Marcos
son's article emphasizes the real own
ership of the Capital, and places where
It belongs the responsibility for the
work that remains to be done to make
Washington the most beautiful Capital
City, npt only of America, but of the
Alexandria's Territory Increase BUI Held Up Pending
Thorough Investigation by Committee to Determine .
v Advantages and, Extra Cost of Maintenance.
WASHINGTON" T;1MI?8 TWnEAU.
s AUSXAND1UA. VA., N'OV. .
-Through the-intervention of Council
man Williams at last. night's. meeting of
city council, ut the climax of a two
hours' discussion on the proposed ex
tension of Alexandria's city limits, the
ordinance was not placed for passage,
andv will not be voted ( on until the
cGtincllmeri feci' they have a. .thorough
und'ersjondlng of the. matter. Mean
while the'' matter rests practically as
It was a month' ago.
Mr. Williams' resolution provided that
before any action should be taken on
teh annexation question, a thorough and
systematic investigation on tho line
of "cause and effect" be. pursued, and
to that end, the board of 'aldermen con
curring, a committee of four, twp.from
each body, should be appointed by the
respective presiding officers, who
would visit at i least three Virginia
cities, where the annexation question
had been successful, making a detailed
report of the estimated cost of fire and
police protection, light, water, and tho
probable Increase In teh cost of thee ad
ministration, necessary for1 the enlarged
municipality. The resolution carried an
appropriation of 1300 for the expenses
of the committee.
Immediately after the passage of the
resolution, and before President Snow
den could make the committee appoint
ments, a movement to adjourn was
Councilman Smith, chairman of the
special committee' appointed to. investi
gate annexation, said the total assess
able value of tho new territory had
been estimated at 11,000,000. The prop
erty of public service corporations
formed a major portion of this, amount
ing to $590,000. If the council favors the
proposition, the governor will appoint
a Judge, not In this circuit, In whoso
province the entire matter shall lie.-and
It is in his power to either extend or
diminish the territory.
Councilman Brockett voiced the senti
ments of several other members to tho
effect that the city should first be in a
position to make adequate provision for
itself In the matter of street improve
ments and educational advantages, be
fore further territory.
Alexandrians learned this morning
that the R v. W. M. Pnlnal. many vearn
putitor of Bethel Methodist Protestant
Church, had resigned his charge. Tho
Itev. Mr Polsal, whose home Is In
Baltimore, was st.lcKen November 7
and will be confined to his bed for Bev
el nl weeks, and iansequently, in view
of his advanced iw, reels thut he will
be unable 1o resume his labors. A spe
cial meeting cf the congregation has
been called for Friday night, end it la
undfn,tocd that, as a result of the
minister resignation, they will decldo
to disband. '
At a meeting it the Entail Mer
chants' Association, held in tho rooms
cf the Chamber of- Commerce hint night,
repoits were roirt rhowlng tho affalrH
or the association to b? In excellent con
dition.1 Four .merchants wore elccied to
membership, as follows: Mrs. C. 10.
llradloy, C. W, Howell, ,lohn A. Mar
shall, and C. H, Zimmerman.
Potomac JLodgo of Odd Fallows last
nluitt confeired th third degnsc. of tho
order on srovrul candidates for Saropla
TRANSFER PLAN IN
Also Approve Annual As
sessment Movement Con
Birthday Feast for
"Cfrubby," Pet Poodle
ATLANTIC CITY, Nov. .-Ai the
guests .of Miss Kathryn Uacel WlUon, a
society girl of this city, several canines
of pedigree were entertained at dinner
tonight in tho Berkshire Inn. Tho din
ner was given In,, honor of tho fifth
birthday of Chubby, a poodle owned by
Miss Wilson. '
Thd 'place of honor" at the head of
tho tablo was ocoupled by chubby, re
clining on a silk pillow, and his fellow
canines were on their good behavior
throughout the. meal. Chubby 'was
served from a silver plate, tho gift of
Mrs. Arthur, Payne, of Washington.
White carnations were used for decorations.
Christmas Peanuts j
Delayed in Chicago
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CHICAGO, Nov. '3& Two hundred and
twenty-thre sacks of peanuts from Vir
ginia, destined for the Christmas stock
ings of boys and stria of tho Middle
West, are being held here by agents of
the Department of Justice because
United States District Attorney Wllkor
son does4 not w.ant the owners of the
Christmas stockings disappointed in the
quality of their holiday refreshments.
In a petition to the Federal "court (the
district 'attorney, charges the peanuts
are wormy, filled with refuse and dirt
and are otherwise unfit to bo exposed
for aalo for holiday cheer.
Diplomat's Wife Not
School Student Here
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Reports thatvMadame Agaclo, Wife of
tho Chilean Charge d'Affalres has been,
enrolled at Central High School a a
special student In order to learn the
language of this country today wero
denied by Principal E. M. Wilson.
Madame Agaclo's daughter has per
mission to attend the English classes
at the school from tho superintendent
In order to perfect her knowledge of
the language. Her mother, however,
tho principal said, Is not making such
As announced tti The Times of yester
day, the Bclle-Pre Bottle' Company, ono
of tho larcest glass fnctorlos here, vlll
coufc operation tonight for a pprtod of
several months, during which time o
lenslve alteration will be made to the
plant. Approximately U-J men ore af
fected. The company manufactures
milk bottles and dctry supplies.
Funeral services for Mlsa Julia Mon
roe were hold from the home, 112 So'ith
Pitt street, this afternoon. Tho Rev.
Edgar Carpenter, -rector of Grace Epis
copal Church, conducted the- services,
and burial was In Union Cemetery.
Under the auspices of the Christian
rendeavor Society of the Mothodlnt Prot
estant church, a committee of women
this afternoon In receiving the annual
Thanksgiving donations. Earlv tomor
row morning baskets niled with sub
stantial food will bo dlHrlbutfd to tho
poor of the city.
A number of Alexandria school teach
ers left last night and this morning for
Norfolk, Va.. where the annual meet
ing of the State Board of Education Is
The Alexandria German Club has
elected O. Washington Lewis secretary
arid Edmund P. Hunter a member of
the board of llrectors. Tho first ger
man of the season will be given bv tho
club at the Elks' home, on Prlnco
street. Friday night.
Long Term for Man
Who Threatened' Priest
PonriHK'iswpaiT!' w v xt.. ,
Joseph Sumskl. supposed Black 'Hand
agent, was sentenced by Supreme Court
wuoiitu iuuroguiiuBer 10 oing Hing prison
fnr Tint Ipsa tlinn Bvn f An . M. -I
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months nor more than fourteen years
uuu ma jiiuuiiiB. xn passing sentence.
Justice Morschauser said:
"I am not going to show mercy nor
am I going to be charitable. You de
serve to be punished, and punished se
verely." Sumskl, the evidence In the trial
tlifito?f.r1. wrnfA a taiAv . is...- .-..
. r - .; . . .vw w earner ua-
luschka of this city demanding the pay-
viii 'ji o,uuu. ruuee unier. MCUabe
wrote a decoy letter, for which Sumskl
called in Flshklll Landing.
Universal transfers, school conditions,
and annual assessment plans were the
nrlnrlnnl unhlnctH rllnnnsaed bv mem-
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bers of the Petworth Citizens' Associa-
l & . in I... .(!. I Wa
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First y United Presbyterian Churcn.
Tho association again expressed unani
mous approval of tho universal trans
fer scheme, although It tabled the
transfer bill first drafted by the trans
for conference. That , the conference
Itself is not satisfied with the flrot
measure was tho report given the as
sociation. It was decided, prior to
tabling the bill, that the Individual
associations of Washington should
merely Indorse the transfer Idea, and
leave to tho Federation of Citizens'
Associations the work of preparing a
measure for Congress.
That COO pupil b mint find accommoda
tions In a building with normal seat
ing capacity for S4 was tho report of
the committee on schools, through
Chairman Isaac C. Ellis. The report
further stated that 100 children are pro
vided with only one session of school n
day. These conditions were characterized
as disgraceful, and the committee on
schools was Instructed to use every
possible effort to procure the necessary
action of tho Hoard of Education and
Congress for an additional school
building In Petworth.
Unanimous Indorsement of annual
Instead or triennial assessments of
property was given on the ground that
It will bring absiUt a more Just and
equable valuation of property and Im
provements. The committee on law and legisla
tion was Instructed to draw n resolu
tion that will ombody the Idea of tne
Civic Betterment Association In plac
ing crossing policemen practically on
the same basis, as members of the
The association left at the option of
the special entertainment committee
decision as to whether the housowarm
lng of the new fire station, opened yes
terday In Petworth. shall be held be
fore or after the holidays. Secretary
J. V. Carr was Instructed to forward
to MIsb Edna Frank, principal of the
Petworth School building, the assocla-,
tlon's aDnreclatlon for efforts she has i
made in ben air of tne jscnooi.
System -of Highways
A special committee of the Chamber
of Commerce, of which A. LIsner Is
chairman, appointed to consider Gen.
Floyd King's proposed system of seven
national highways, met this afternoon
at 4 o'clock at Mr. Llsncr's office.
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After serving twenty years of a life sentence for murder,
it was found that Andy Toth was the "wrong man."
When you read Andy Toth's story, as told by Madge
C. Jenisonyou will not know which is the most heart
breaking when he released the little bird thatwas the
companion of his solitude, because he could not bear
to think of it as a prisoner, or; when after being out of
prison for two or three months, he went to the keeper
and asked to be taken back.
This is one of those pages from life where a fact
is not only stranger but more dramatic and more
intense than fiction.
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Mr. Munsey Thanked
" By Col. A. E. Randle
'You are to bo thanked by every resi
dent of Washington for the story on
The New Washington' by Isaac F. Mar
cosson, which appears in Munsoy's Mag
azine for December. Business, commer
cial, and social Washington wiilbe bene
fited by the article In question."
This is the telegram sent Frank A.
Munsey, owner and publisher of Mun
sey's" Magazine, by Col. Arthur E.
Randle. president of the United States
','t have ordered 500 copies of the mag
azine, and already have 600 copies of
The Washington Times, which had a
synopsis of tho story In It," Colonel
JWandle said today. "These I shall send
broadcast throughout the country."
Capt. Markham Goes to
Take Major Examination
When the rank of major 1b given to
Cnpt. E. M. Markham. Assistant Engin
eer Commissioner, it Is understood he
will be relieved of his present duties
and assigned to another post. Captain
Markham left last night for New York
to take the examination for his promo
tion. As yet Captain Markham has received
rio Intimation from officials or the War
Department concerning his transfer. It
is loiown. however, that orders detail
ing him to other duties would not come
to lilm as a surprise. Captain Mark
ham was appointed Assistant Engineer
Commissioner July :7, IF97. Four years
In the District servlco Is the usual as.
slgnment lvan to an nrmv officer, and
tVipRiln Markham has Berved more than
that time. His present duties place him
In charge of tho Sewer and Water De
partments and all details of under
ground construction. Prior to this he
had supervision of tho highways de
partment. Girl's Suit Blamed
For Broker's Illness
PITTSBURGH. Nov. 2S.-Thomas A.
Coleman, aged sixty-two years, wealthy
real estate broker and society man. Is
very, ,111 at his homo In Wllklnsburg.
Ills friends declare his' illness Is directly
due to shock resulting from the breach
of promise suit for J50,0f0 entered
against him In the Allegheny county
courts, by Hslen Reeves, of 231 West
Fifty-seventh street. New York.
Colsman Insists tho suit in nothing
more than a blackmailing scheme, and
makes a uwecplng denial. Coleman la a
married man. has five children, and Is
n grandfather. Mlos Reeves in described
as be'ng about thirty years old. hand
some, and a member of an old and
respected New York family.
Mlsa Reeves Is said to have about two.
pcore Jove letters written to her by
C-ilcman. Attorney Oeorge L. Schuy
ler, declared that ovory one of these
letters would be read In court and vould
prove beyond a doubt to tho Jury thit
Coleman actually made love to Miss
Hipves. took un her time, always prom,
lilnc he would marry her.
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