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SUBWAY TO FORE
In Recommendation to Con
gress They Favor
BEST, THEY CONTEND
Numerous Suggestions for Inv
proving Service Are
The construction of a subway In
the vicinity of Fifteenth street and
New York avenue northwest to
Tlleve the congested street car traf
fic of the city, and the consolidation
of the electric railways of the Dis
trict under one enormous system,
, are the important recommendations
made by the District Commissioners
to Congress in a special report to
day. The Senate, a few days ago, asked
the city fathers for their viewB on
the street car system of the District,
and the recommendations are in re
sponse to this request.
That the District Commissioners
would recommend tho constructio'n
of a downtown subway, near Fif
teenth street and New York avenue,
was exclusively announced in The
Times February 25.
Following the appearance of the
story, denials came from other
Taking Into consideration present and
future neMs, tho whole- question of
street car transportation In the District
has been carefully consldeied by tho
Commissioners, the conclusion belns
reached by them that a street railway
monopoly la desirable. Their reason
for this Is that it Is estimated that If
all the street railway lines within the
District were under one management
and control, there would be a savins of
from 5 to 10 pit cent In the cost of
operation, and at the same time the
public would be better Bervcd.
The two principal systems are tho
Washington Railway and Electric Com
punv, operating 10S.93 miles of Single
track, and tho Capital Traction Com
panj. operating 63.70 miles of single
"It Is believed that if these two prin
cipal sv stems were amalgamated tho
absorption by the resulting corporation
of the smaller lines would easily fol
low," tho Commissioners say. A com
bination of the two principal companies
at the present tlmo Is naturally desired
b. each, but upon terms deemed unfa
vorable by the other.
In order to arrive at a determina
tion of the relative value of the two
systems, the Commissioners suggest
that each of tho two companies select
a representative, these to select a
third, an expert In street railway val
ues, and In this way to get justice
between the contending interests.
In reference to the construction of
a subway In the vicinity of Fifteenth
Street and New York avenue and
the construction of an 'underground
station, the Commissioners say the
desirability of this arrangement
should be borne In mind when tho
street railway problems arc being
Immediate extension of the following
rtrect railway lines, the Commissioners
tav. Is advisable- In Eighteenth street
vve?t from G street, southward to ard
Into Potomac Park. ThU extension. It
Is ald, would iifftirrt ni'oded access to
sevn public buildings between Pennsyl
finlit avenue and Potomac Park, nnd
would afford convenient access to tho
In Seventeenth strt wcht frju. I-cnn
pylvanle avenue to U stiect. to tervo
the UTrltoi;- between fourteenth sttett
end Connecticut Hvenif This exten
sion, the Commission. sr.v, could In
conveniently operated by the Capltul
J'i anion ZTorrpanv
In Kennedy stieot northwest from
Fourteenth street to nnd Into Rock
Creek Park, to provide a much netdod
access to the park.
In L slreet southwest, from Kour-nnd-a-half
street west to Eleventh
street east, to afford communication be
tween the thickly Bettled portions of
the southeast and southwest, giving. In
connection with existing lines, a direct
route from the navy yard to the water
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT,
rtaln or snow, probably rain and cold
er tonight and Thursday.
V. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECKS.
8 a. m &G 8 a. in 60
9 a. m 68 I 9 a. m 65
10 a. m 60 i 10 a. m 67
11 a. m 62 11 u. m 69
12 noon 62 I 12 noon 72
1 p. m 63 1 p. m 7t
3 p. m 61 ! p. in 75
Today High tide. 8:57 a. m and 9.21
p. m.; low tide, 3:03 a. ill. and 3:31 p. in.
'Tomorrow High tide, 9:33 a. m. and
9:0 J p. m.; low tide, 3 37 a. m. and 4:11
Bun rliei -M i &u& teti..
Yesterday's Circulation, 49,015
TO HAVE HELP IN
Colleagues of Young .States-,
men Secretly Urge
Them to Go On. "'
WARREN AND SMOOT
PROTEST IN VAIN
Consternation Rules in Upper
House Lest Record Vote
The trouble in tho Senate over the
efforts of Senators Lea, Kenyan,
and others to block the passage of
public building bills where they are
deemed needless, Is still browing.
Sentor Kenyon of Iowa has added
to tho commotion by filing a motion
for the reconsideration of the bill
whereby $50,000 was allowed for a
publlo building at St. George, Utah.
This is a project dear to the heart
of Senator Smoot.
Senator Kenyon has thus far con
tented himself merely with filing
the motion. Senator Lea's motion
thus far Is merely on file. Either
motion may come up at any tlmo
and be pressed. The two Senators
Insist they will force tho issue with
respect to tho Wyoming and Utah
public building projects which they
are seeking to block or compel the
Senato on a record vote to say It
Only a Small Town.
The town of St. George, Utah, has a
population of about 1,700 and postal re
ceipts, of a little over $2,000 a year, it
will be Insisted toy Senator Kenyon on
the floor that there is" ho need for an
expensive publlo building there, just
as Senator Lea Will insist the Federal
Government should not be taxed heavi
ly for public buildings at Suhdance,
Newcastle, and Thormopolls, In Wyo
ming. Meantime the motions filed by the two
Senators have fallen like bombs In the
uppe house. Under the surface there
Is all manner of discussion going on.
Some of the Senators are berating the
young members who have Introduced
the motions. Others are upholding
Senator Warren of Wyoming has gone
to Senator Lea and expostulated. Sen
utor Smoot has expostulated with Sen
Other ptcssure Is being exerted on
Lea and Kenyon, through pleadings and
threats from one source or another. On
fie other hand, some of the Senators
are going to Kenyon and Lea and tell
"You're right about this. Stick to It."
On the side of those Senators who op
pose the action of trying to force re
consideration it Is urged that no such
step was ever before taken In the Sen
ate within the memory
the memory of men now
Is denounced as unprece-
Hot Debates Due.
Talk was current today there would
bo one of tho hottest debates eer heard
In the Senate over these motions and
that when the lire was over and tho
dust of battle settled It was extremely
doubtful whethci a majority of the
Senate would go on record for public
buildings where on the face of things
they were not needed.
It has come to bo a mere form, or
neurjy that, to pass a public building
bill through tho Senate. If a Senatoi
wants a public building somewhere In
his State, where it will be to IiIb po
litical advantage, he goes to the "boys."
and whispers a word to the effect he
would uppiorlatc tho fav.T and little
or no opposition Is heard of.
The bill goes through as by muglc.
The Senator gets the credit In bis Stnti.
It often happens the House turns down
these bills. But it also generally hiin-
pt-ns that when the public building bills
comes from the House to tho Senate It
in amehded and Increased ty putting
on some of tlu- pet projects which havo
already met with favor In the Senate
nnd passed that body.
Defying Nation, Four
LONDON, March 20.-Defir.iiUv Insist
ing that she would repe.it hci offense,
and warning the government that unless
t ci:ints suffrage to women b'-enes that
will eclipse all provlum demonstrations
nro certain, Helen Pltfield. ono of tho
leading militant suffragettes, was sen
tenced tdday to six months' Imprison
ment at hard labor. She admlticd t:y
Intr to burn up ono of the branch post
oflci's. When she was brought into old Ballov
couit the woman defiantly declared that
hM punishment would greatly aid tho
"I iifci for tho freedom of women,"
she cried as she was led from the
Kills Girl andSelf.
BAYONNE, N J , March 20 -Because
Louise Graef, nineteen, nnd
pretty, refused to marry him, John
Groundwater, a well-known citizen,
shot and killed the girl In the West
Eighth street railroad station He then
sent a bullet through his own brain,
falling dead across the body of the girl
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING,
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WHO GOT $60,000
AT BAY IN SVAIP
Robbery in Mississippi Last
Night One of Boldest
JACKSON. Miss, March 20. Report3
rcuchlug here tbdav declare that posses
pursuing four bandits who held up a
Mobile and Ohlj passenger train last
night, havo located the robbers In tho
Tuscumbia river bottoms. Bloodhounds
from Jackson aided in the hunt, and
the posses cxpoct toon to have tho
bandits sun oun Jed.
The lobberv was one cf tho boldest In
the history of Mississippi. The bandits
bearded tho train at noma station be
yond Corinth nnd before reaching that
city two man climbed over the tender
and covered Engineer Wilder and Fire
man Kauffman. Wilder was ordered to
biing tin' train to a htop. Tso other
robbers overpowered Express Messenger
SnodtU ind entered the exprcen car. The
safe was blown, and. after gathering
up the contants the robber fled without
rifling tho malls or molesting the pas
spngt'i The oxaet amount obtained by thft
lolibcis is not known One report,
however, is that $60,000 was in tho safe.
The scene of the hold-up as in one
of the wildest parti of the State.
Scores of Women
On Train at Time
Of Hold-up, Unharmed.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 20. Passen
gers on tho Mobile and Ohio train held
up near Corinth, Miss., urrlved In St.
Louis today. All declared the iobbc.-b
obtained SGO.OCO. Scores of women, many
of them delegates to the National Moth
ers' Congress here, were on the train.
The women said that when the tram
was stopped the conductor ran through
the cars shouting for all passengers to
hide their valuables. They heard tho
explosion, which wrecked the safe, but
ihe passengers were not molested.
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Last Minute News Told in Brief
TAXICAB BANDIT SENTENCED.
NEW YORK, March 20. Not less than
ten nor more than eighteen years In
Sing Sing was tho sentence passed by
Justlco Seabury upon Geno Montani,
chief of the taxtcab bandits, who was
found guilty on Saturday.
MRS. GRACE LEAVES GEORGIA.
ATLANTA. Ga . March M -Free on
17,500 bail, Mrs Ople Grace left here for
her mother's home In Philadelphia She
asked for her 'husband Just before her
train pulled out of the station, and
when told that he was alive although
considered certain to die, she expressed
Transfer of Bodies of Maine Victims at Havana
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Brought the Bodies From Norfolk to
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BODIES OF MAINE
.VICTIMS ARE HERE
Brought From Norfolk on Board Cruiser Birmingham,
and Burial in Arlington Will Be Made Saturday, Fol
lowing Services at State, War, and Navy Building.
With colois and 1'nlon Jack at half
mast the United States ctulscr Bir
mingham steamed slowly up the Poto
mac this morning arriving at the Navy
Yard at 10:15 o'clock.
The vessel bore on Its aft deck forty
seven caskets containing tho bodies of
the sixty-seven dead of the battleship
Maine, wrecked In Havana haibor on
the night of February 15, 1898.
Rescued fiom the hulk of the Maine
after fourteen yean., honored In the
Cuban capital, and then transported d
tho battleship North Carolina to Nor
folk, tho mortal remains of these sailor
dead of tho United States were brought
to Washington this morning In order
that tho nation may pay tho respect of
final tribute and that tho bodies may
rest In the national cemetery at Arling
ton. Caskets Marked "Unknown."
The ciuketH HA on the aft deck of the
bhlp under protecting awnings Tho
caskets, which are of lead, hermetically
scaled have been placed In pine boxes,
each bearing the inscription, "Un
known." A number is also painted on
each box, and of other discrimination
there is none, for none Is poHsihle.
Each plain pine box Is rovcieil with
wreaths placed thero by tho people of
Havana In recognition of tin. fret that
Uhe dead of the Maine, in some sense
of the words nt ltast, owe ttinr deatn
to the ca:rc pf Cnban frcolum.
Commander Hughes, of the Birming
ham, stood upon tho bridge this morn
ing as his shll was warped up to the
dock, nnd then he nlone mado his way
s shore- to hold a conference with Capt.
F. E. Bealty, commandant cf the navy
Guard of Honor on Duty.
A guard of honor stands behind the
caskets today, and it will contlnuo un
til the .public exercises have been held
Saturday and tho bodies buried In Ar
''Ho one will be -allowed on board."
tald Commander Hughes to Inquirers,
and no one from shoio did go,t aboaid the
vessel during tho day savo officers of
the navy and newspaper men.
Forty-eight sailors of tho battleship
the belief that his relatives had In
fluenced htm to charge her with the
shooting. Mrs. Graco is accompanied
by ono of her attorneys.
EATS WILD PARSNIP; DIES.
PEItRY, N. Y., March : One child
dead nnd three others not expected to
live is the result, of the generosity of a
schoolboy when ho divided a wild
parsnip root, which he hnd found on his
way to Hchool, w tth his comrades Harry
Green, nged six, Ik dead Those In a
critical condition are Edwin Clark.
George Tarplee and George Mason Tho
children were taken In school with
MAKOH 20, 1012
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North Carolina tame on board the Bir
mingham. They will be pai t of the
body-bearers at the exercises Saturday.
The caskets will be kept on board the
Birmingham until Saturday, accoidln.1
to announcement at the ship today.
Imposing Service Arranged.
The country has rarely seen a more
solemnly Impressive and Imposing fun
eral 8ervlc6 than that arranged for the
Maine dead Saturday afternoon.
All that a giateful nation can do will
be done. President Taft, members of
the Senato and the Houso of Repre
sentatives, the full personnel of tho
State, War, and Navy Departments, the
naval attaches of the foreign poweis,
with tho exception of Spain, which has
no naval attache here, and last, but far
from leant, the relatives of the heroes
who went down with the ill-fated battle
ship will be at the obsequies.
Lending a coloiful touch to the assem
blage will b the gold braid and blu
of many uniforms, the wide sweep of
lawn and nbuttlng Government build
ings, and over all the drooping, half
masted tlagB, In the service" of which
the Maine's officers and crew met their
Provision will, of course, be mado for
the general public, and, weather not In
terfering, the White Lot, where the.cof
flns will bo drawn up In muto and 'sig
nificant atra, will offer a spectaclo
which will only have beoii eclipsed by
tho ceremony which was held In mem
ory of tho lato President 'McKInley..
Services At 2:30 o'CIock.
Thi services will be held at 2.30
o'clock . In tho afternoon at the south
front of the State, War and Navv De
paument building. The 'full arrango
ments ior the event. Which have been In
the hands of Capt. T. M. Potts. U. S.
N, aide on peisonnel, and under tho
general direction of Secretary of the
Nay Meyer, wore completed vesterday.
The bodici of the sixty-four dead
taken from the Alalne after the vehsel'
was raised, will be drawn t9 tho Presi
dent s .grounds on caUons, under the
etcort of tnn ship's crt-w1 of the Bir
nlnrhant. It was on this vensc! thut
the bodlis hi forty-spVon cofflhs, were
brought tothls cltv today
'Hie cortege from tho nav vard to
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ARREST GERMAN SPIES.
LONDON, March 20 -The spy scars,
which lecently alarmed all of Great
Britain, was levlved when threo Ger
mans were arrested In the Isle of Wight
fortifications It Is alleged they had
taken photographs of part of tho de
fenses They ale being held for ex
amination KILLED BYSwTTCH ENGINE.
Confused by the appioach of a train
on tho opposite track, George Bambold.
an employe of tho Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, stepped In front of a switch
engine near tho Ivj City roundhouse,
and met instant death rtumbold was
thirty-nine y irn of age, ami Ihcd at
113 Twelfth street northeast.
CAPT. T. M. POTTS,
Who Has Charge of the Funeral
Ninety Thousand Pounds of
osive Halted in Cus-
The seizure of 90,000 pounds of d ra
mlte by the American customs uutnori
tles nt El Paso was reported to tho
Stato Department today.
The consignment was Intended for the
UBe of a mining company In Mexico,
but the representatives refused to let
it pass, for the reason that the .Mexican
rebels might capture and use It to blow
The War Department has also been
unoflclally warned that General Orozco
Is socictly planning to Import arms Into
Mexico b way if ships, and If this Is
confirmed It nuv be necessary, as an
ticipated .ome days ago, to send a war
ship to guard the Mexican ccast
The State Department received in
formation this morning that rebtl ma-
lauders arc devastating rnncho in tho
state or vera .tiiz, n''-tr Tamnico Thn
i.iavor of Altamira. the State Depart
ment l.a.i been advised, was killed last
Sunday during an election dlstuibance.
From Chihuahua It is reported that
a body of federals were captured by the
reneis in a firm nenr arrai. conJi
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rinwn. nithnnch'n inhnr itumnnMni tinn
which threatened trouble took pla?e
American In Peril.
Senator .Stona of Ml&sourl today made
tn urgent request upon the Stato De
partment to Investigate fho reported
wounding and japtur- bv the Mexican
rebeffc In ChPiualtiia, of A. S Smith, an
Senator Sloni was asked to come .to
the aid of Si'dth bv a relative," Arthur
.Tonkin, of Dexter, Mo., whe tele
graphed Senator Stor.o tlyn Smith's
plight was a desperate one, and that
Immediate- action bad -to be taken If
his life was to be saved.
Mr. Jenkins in his telegram to Sena
tor Stone said that Smith was in no
wAy connected with the revolution In
Mexico, but had gone down there on
a prospecting trip.
"Ploaso do what you can at once In
thU case," Mr. Jenkins wrote. "I am
led to,, understand that he is In very
grave danger, und I would appreciate
whatever vou can do for him."
Senator Stone called up tho Stato De
partment on the telephone and placed
tho facts as communicated to him In
its possession. The State Department
immediately wired Its representative In
Chihuahua for Immediate Information
on the subject.
Murders His Cousin
And Makes Escape
NEWARK. N. J.. March 20 Antonio
Monco was shot and Instantly killed
last night by his cousin, Daniel Car
euro. 'Ihe muiderer made his escape.
Ho Is believed by the police to havo
come from Troy, N. Y.. purposely to
settle a feud which Is said to have orig
inated in Italy.
Four arrests were made in connection
with the shooting. One of tho men, who
was within sound of the icvolver shot,
Is an undo of both the assailant and his
victim. The uncle, Michael Turo, before
whobe house the shooting occurred, wa&
not able to tell anything about the
tragedv. Carmlu Madalane, who lives
with Turo, and who Is also under nr
rest, gave the Information to tho po
lice about the shooting.
Berger Wants Employes
Given Day Off a Week
One lay off each week for all me
chanical employes of the United States
Postofllce and Subtrctisury buildings
who now work every day in tho year
Is being urged bv Congiessman Beigcr
tho Wisconsin Socialist.
He Iibb asked Societal y of the Treas
UO MacVeagh to provide a dav of mst
for the engineers, charwomen, and other
rmplovoH The elevator conductors are
the only cmplojcs now receiving da
HELD BY AMERICA K
PKICE ONE CENT.
IN ON P1VE OF
HillsVille Expects Hunters to
Return With Aliens in
EVERY MAN IN TOWN
JOINS IN THE SEARCH
Unknown Messenger Led the Way
to Rendezvous, Is Latest
By WILLIAM P. KENNEDY.
HILLSVILLB, Va., March 20.
Awaiting the return of a posse
which dashed out of town laBt night
on receipt of Information that Sid
Allen and four other members of the
Allen gang, which shot up the Car
roll county courthouse, had been lo
cated In the mountains. Hlllsrille Is
In a stato of fearful expectation this
morning. Tho residents of the town
spent a restless night, expecUng
each moment to see the posse bring
in the fugitives at the point of rifles. ,
Every available man in Hillsvillo
took to the mountains last night
after a mud-bespattered messenger,
little known in this section, rode
madly into the town and declared
that he could lead the way to tho
hiding placo of the outlaws. Sldna
Allen, ho said, was lying wounded
with a bullet through his lung and
four other hunted men were with
Jump To Their Horo--
All members of the detective force.
Captain Davant and his two soldiers,
and United States Deputy Steve Fad
dls, jumped to. their already saddled
horses and galloped toward the hills.
They took a different road from that
previously followed leading to Piper
About 2 o'clock this morning four of
the posses, whose horses had given out,
returned to Hlllsvlllc. No word has
yet come from the other man hunters.
While the hunt continues for the fu
gitive Aliens, thel- property is being
attached under civil suits brought by
relatives of the victims of tho court
houso tragedy. As soon as they are
captured the Aliens must face not only
the charge of murdering five persons,
including the judge, Commonwealth at
torney, and sheriff of Carroll county,
but they will be made defendants In
suits for damages.
The Aliens are large propeity holders.
Practically all of Sldna's pioperty has
already been attached and his wife,
hAvilv volleil. ciimrt Inln tnwn vrs-
I terdav afternoon to encace counsel.
Jack Allen, a brother to old Floyd
the latter now held in the Roanoko jail
declared toda his belief that the court
house riot was not premeditated.
"1 think it was just a flare-up of tern
per," ho said. "All tho Aliens regret
the shooting. For once In my life I am
glad that I was sick. Monday and
Tuesday 1 was In court, but on tho day
of the shooting I Btaycd away. That
afternoon my ton, Claude, and my neph
ew, Wesley Edwards, told me about
the affair. They said Floyd Allen was
probably dead. I thought somo of my
kin ought to be near him, so I saddled
my horse and rode Into town. I had a
long talk with Floyd. Ho said ho didn't
shoot until after tho court officers began
Not Invited to Join.
"I think if the shooting had been ar
ranged beforehand I'd have been In
vited to Join In it and I wasn't.
"When I got home after seeing Floyd
my son and nephew had gone. I haven't
seen or heard from them since I m
glad of It, and don't want to know
where they arc. I don't Intend to have
any part In this business. 1 used to be
as willing as anyone to fight out a dis
agreement, but for tho last couple
years I've been trying to lead a differ
Jack Allen visited Juior Kane, who
was wounded In tha coui troom melon
and told him ho was sorry for the out
break of his kin.
Intense Excitement Seen.
ThiM'o waa intense excitement yester
day when Jack Allen joda Into town
beslitc Detective Lee Felts, followed Jv
a dozen armed sheriffs. Expectatluii
was general that there would be shoot
ing. omen tied within doors, men
reached for their guns. A few minutes
later Mrs Sldna Mien camo In wii.i
larland Allen, the nreachet brother
They went to Judge Bolsns to see aboir
giving bond to over attachments on all
of Sldna's propeity. Attoincv s
Tipton attended the conference, which
lasted for moro than an houi.
Attachments were mado on Sldna s
real and personal pioperty. Including
his bank account, following the tiling
of threo suits in Carroll county court of
$10,000 each, by tho estates of Judgo
Massic, SherllT ebu, and common
wealth's Attorney Foster. M010 suits
(Continued on Ninth Page.)
IN CONGRESS TODAY
House met at noon
Bllts on Wednesday calendar were con
sidered District Committee held hcaiiug on bill
to regulate practice of dentUto
Committee Investigating- the State De
partment resumed its probe.