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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 2, 1912
PKICE ONE CENT.
Expected to Line Up With
Pennsylvania and Bay
COLONEL TO SPEAK
With the So-Called "Leaders
Against Him, His Friends
BALTIMORE, May 2. Theodore
Roosevelt's supporters are confident
of carrying Maryland for him In the
Presidential preferential primaries
next Monday. They feel that victory
will be assured by the visit of the
colonel to the State tomorrow and
on Saturday, as during his stay he
will take in the Eastern Shore, Har
ford county and adjacent territory,
Baltimore city and all the counties
of western Maryland, with the ex
ception of Montgomery.
That the -sentiment of the majority
of Republicans is for Roosevelt Is
generally admitted, but the colonel
and his friends are up against the
State and city organization.
Lined Up Wfith Taft.
Practically all of the so-called "lead
era," with the exception of the men In
western Maryland, and former Attorney
General Charles J. Bonaparte, are for
Taft. These Include among others Gov
ernor Goldsborough, William P. Jack
son, the most liberal contrlbutorMn the
State to Republican campaigns and a
power on the Eastern Shore; Chairman
John B. Hanna, of the Republican State
central committee, who succeeded Mr.
Goldsborough as Internal revenue col
lector; "Tom" Parran, the only Repub
I llcan In Maryland's delegation In Con
i gress, and Collector William P. Stone,
the head of the Federal office holders'
brigade in tho State andthe'Rep'ubllcan
bo,s" in Baltimore city.
Sentiment For Roosevelt.
But In rfplte of the support of the
Taft cause by the State and city ma
chines the Roosevelt people are banking
on the strong sentiment that they know
lists for their candidate.
Sixty-five votes will be required In
the State convention to nominate either
Taft or Roosevelt in Maryland. Tnls
represents 129 delegates from tho twenty-three
counties In the State and tho
four legislative districts of Baltimore
city, each of which Is a unit for coui.t
lng under the new Presidential primary
The Roosevelt people aro sure of
twenty-three votes In Westorn Mary
land from the countleb of Washington.
Allegany, and Frederick.
To Unhouse Stone.
They are making a drive to unhorse
Stone In Baltimore city and capture
Its twenty-eight votes. They are
after John Hanna in Hartford county,
and expect to be at htm In his own
bnlllwlck. They are looking to Car
roll county, Baltimore county, the
home of Col. K. C Carrlngton, Jr.,
chairman of the Maryland Roosevelt
committee, and one or two other
The action of Col. Theodore Rooso
velt in releasing the delegates-at-larre
In Massachusetts, because of the fact
that a small majority of tho President
ial preference vote was In favor of
President Taft, has astonished and up
set the Taft campaign managers.
Director McKlnley, of the Taft bu
reau, was dumfounded when he heard
of It. So were other Taft leaders.
The refusal of Roosevelt t0 take an
advantage 0f the situation which hr
deemed unfair is a sort of politics his
opponents do not comprehend.
Stands for Principle.
Colonel Roosevelt has been contend
ing all along for the direct primary
principle, for the Idea of popular gov
ernment. When he saw what the vote
Ik the State of Massachusetts as a
taholo was, and that It wan slightly to
fce advantage of the President, he per
ceived at once that he could do no bet
ter service to the primary principle
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT
Geneiallr fair tonight and Friday not
much change In temperature.
U. S. BUREAU.
!t a. m 55
9 a. m 61
10 a. in 63
U a. m 61
12 noon 72
1 p. m 74
2 p. ro 76
9 a. m er
10 a. m &
11 a. m 73
12 noon, (in sun). h
1 p. m. (in sun). k5
2 p. m. (In sun). 90
Today High tide, fc:33 a. m. and S:08 p
m. Low tide, 2:41 a. m. and 3:15 p. m
Tomorrow High tide, ;17 a. m. and
:5J p. m. Low tide, 3:25 a. m. and S:M
Sun risea 6:02 Sun seta (.$
Most Famotjs of
Photo by Buthnell, Portland, Ores.
Who died this morning at his home in
New York after a brief illness.
B CALLED BYflHTH
Former Circus Clown, Artist,
and Author Was Only
45 Years Old.
N.BW YORK, May 2. Homer Daven
port, one of the most famous of Ameri
ca's cartoonists, died today at the Age
of forty-five. He had been 111 only five
Mr. Davenport was born In llverton,
Oregon, In ftfarch. 18t77tnatwBa reared
"on a farm. He never attended an art
Bchool, but early In life showed great
ability as an artist. He went to New
York in 1S93. He became famous prin
cipally for his political cartoons. All his
life Mr. Davenport was a lover of fine
horses and In 1900 the Sultan of Turkey
gave him permission to export twenty
seven horses from Arabia.
Frof oiling circus elephants to draw
ing cartoons, Mr. Dnvenpoit s life wub
filled with incidents. He was a genius
whose career was varied. He was by
turns and force of circumstances a
horse jockey, a railroad tlreman, a cir
cus roustabout, and later a clown; an
artist, cartoonist, lecturer, stockbreeder,
Davenport, whose cartoons were held
to be Invaluable by the person or cause
favorably represented, was vitriolic
when ho desired, and his sketches were
more areaaed by tno party or cause op
posed than tnose or any otner cartoon
ist this country has ever known.
Davenport's genius as an artist began
to develop earlv in life. Sketches of
various kinds began appearing on the
barn doors and kitchen walls as soon
as he was large enough to gracp a
pencil steadily In his hand. Strange to
say, it was the wish of his mother, who
died when he was three years old, that
he should be a cartoonist. He was
twenty-one years old, when, as a suc
cessful clown In a sawdust ring, his
circus was billed for San Francisco.
The Kast of the West.
He was given tho Job of oiling the
elephant, becamo disgusted, and secured
a position on a San Francisco paper.
He did for San Francisco what NaBt
did for New York. When a young boy
in Oregon, Nast wan in tho heights of
his triumphs drawing the Tweed car
toons .which were world famous during
their times. Davenport was a great- ad
mirer of Nast and closely studied his
work, his style, and motive. The
strength and daring of Davenport's
work that came from the Nast school
always was seen, but there was more
finish and color to the completed prod
uct of Davenport.
Davenport's first national work was
done in opposition to the Pacific fund
ing scheme, in which he "created" C.
P. Huntington as a national character
He went to New York shortly before
the campaign of 1S96, and later during
the campaign mado his greatest fame.
His "dollar-mark" cartoons of Mark
Manna, the baby-droop of Speaker
Reed's mouth, and scores of other
equally well-known characters In the
carlcatural world helped raise Daven
port to a position among his associates
which few, if any, of them ever were
able to attain
Cartooned Mark Hanna.
During the campaign In question,
Davenport, with all tho cruelty and
harshness which his drawing hand pos
sessed, assailed the Republican party,
as represented by Hanna. But a few
years later he came out for the party
as represented by Roosevelt, and dur
ing Roosevelt's first campaign, did the
hardest work of his life.
Physically, Davenport was as strong
as his cartoons, tie was more than
six feet tall, and built In proportion.
Broad of shoulder, deep of chest, he
was a thorough product of the ex
treme Vst a typical Western man.
In his mannem he was engaging, his
voice loud and cheerful, and he mado
friends with every person or animal
Y. W. C. A. Fund Gets
$17,258 In One Day
At the first workers luncheon In
the Y. W. C. A. building fund cam
paign this afternoon subscriptions for
the day to the amount of $17,258 were
announced in olldltlon to the $40,000
announced at jfie dinner last night,
The men's tm reported $7,165 and
Let the People
Theodore Roosevelt yesterday made a thoroughly characteristic announcement.
Although he elected his complete ticket of delegates-at-large in Massachuetts by sub
stantial majorities, it has developed that the Presidential preference vote favored Mr.
Taft. Therefore Colonel Roosevelt announces that, as he is fighting for principle, not
for delegates; for the right of the people to nominate their own candidates, and' not for
'his own ambition to be nominated therefore, he declares, he will not ask or accept
the support of the Massachusetts delegates-at-large, but will ask that it be given to
This is magnificent; and it is Roosevelt. It gives a clear view of the great, big
thing Roosevelt is fighting for; which is not the Presidency, but the right.
It brushes away the mists and smoke, and lets the issue appear plain to every
Right here Theodore Roosevelt gives the country a view of his real size, his
actual purposes. While his enemies have resorted to every possible device of the most
practical and devious politics to defeat the voice of the people, Roosevelt GIVES UP
A LARGE PART OF THE FRUITS OF HIS WONDERFUL MASSACHUSETTS
VICTORY IN ORDER THAT THE MANDATE OF THE PEOPLE MAY BE
IN JUMPING EOT
Twenty-three In Class for
the Finals This
Preliminary trial this morning in the
free-for-all Jumping event at the Na
tional Capital Horso Show left twenty
three horses In this class out of a field
of fifty entries. Tho finals began at 2
o'clock this afternoon before a large
number of spectators. The morning
attendance was not great, for this pre
liminary wus the only event.
Miss Jcanett Allen, who rode Major
Henry T. Allen's Yellowatotjegegcnt.
on her bay mare Katydid,' were among
the survivors of the elimination event.
Julian Morris' Keswick was another
survivor, as was Irish Nora, a cjlestnut
rcare ridden by Richard Waliach, of
Warrenton. Lieut. Francis Ruggles'
The Plnk-Un, Capt. V. 8. Rockwell's
Rex and Mariposa, Y. Sklnker's Gun
Metal, W. R. Abell's Rock Abbey.
Pagan King, of the Brandy wine stables;
Lieut. D. O. Rlcharfs Gibraltar, Lieut.
E. M. Whiting's Colorado, Julian
Morris' Taconlte. Lieut. E. St. J.
J. Greble's Dan, Copt. J. R. Llndsey's
Experiment, Mrs. Sinclair Bowen's
Monocacy, Lieutenant Greble's St. An
gelo, W. R. Abell's Algoma, Lady Lou
don, of the Brandywlne stables; Julian
Morris' Duhallow, Lieutenant Greble's
Prince Henry, and Miss Katherlne El
kins' Jokor arc other names on the
The Army Contingent.
Taptaln Rockwell and Lieutenant
Ki'gglei, 'lonii'd abovo, are of the army
contingent fiom Fort Ojceltherpe. Thi-y,
with rapt. Georxe Vldmer, t.nd Lieut
C P Clianrtlir, will take part In a
thr-'e-trom mllltarv event specially ar
innped for FHtuiilay morning Tho Flf
tenti Cavalry of Fort Myer. will enter,
jitid two tennis will bo entered bv offi
cers of Fort Ethan Allen. These last
are Copt. Robert Waliach. and LleutP,
D n. P.lchurt. E. M. Whiting, and C.
Lieutenant RIchnrt in wlnnlntr a blua
ribbon vuHtcidav with Gtbraltiir. made
u hioad lumo record. The dlftnnce wis
carefully masur'd, jnd was found to
b 35 feet 9 inrhes The record is not
nffi. l.U. however, for breadth of Jumn
inc had notlilrtir to do with the event.
So far Edv-ari B. McLean i the chief
money winner it this year's horso
Hhow. MoLenn nulled down $170 In prizes
yesterday, beside a cup. Miss Loilla
r.on wiim ner.t highest with $115 sesurort
foi a first and three seconds. Miss H D.
Atteihury. f New York, lu third with
$137. W fer two firsts and n second.
Stotesbury's Pair Wins.
The class for local roadsters, single
horses, will come soon after tho big
Jumping event today. The best road
ster event of the Bhow took place yes
terday afternoon when, as generally ex
pected, E. T. Stotesbury's new team,
Ruby and Norcata won the blue ribbon.
J. O. Gheen got the red ribbon with
Cleophas and Boscobel. Mr. Stotes
bury's horses won as much applause as
did his "$40,000 team," Lugano and Como,
Inst year. Most horsemen declare there
Is little to choose between the two sets
of horses so tar aa style and action are
Applause burst forth again for the
driving of Miss Loula Long, of Kansas
City, when she made her first appear
ance, driving Consternation In the nov
ice harness horse class. Miss Long has
better dilvlng "hands.J Is is agreed,
than most of her competitors, male or
female. Consternation won the blue
ribbon In the novice class, but lost the
first place to Edward B. McLean's
Pride o" Pride's In the gig horse events.
Miss H. D. Atterbury, of New York,
won a blue rosette with Patricia In the
class for saddle horses 15.2 hands and
under. Miss W. A. McGhlbbon's Rosa
bel got the red trophy and H, L. Pierce's
Bourbon Queen was given the white.
Many Green Hunters.
Twenty-lx horses wore nut out In the
green hunter dam called late yester
day nftcrnoon. The sice of tho cluss
and the refusal of some of these horses
to take the bare made the event a
thrilling one. A rolorfd 'ockov auf
f uiert a bad fall In this vcnt, his horse,
Democrat, owned bv Rogers Brothers,
of Humllton, Va., atraddllnir tho top
(Continued on Seventh Past.)
AS HE EULOGIZES
HIS FORMER IE
Fifteen Hundred Persons
Join In Shedding Tears At
Major's Old Home.
AUGUSTA, Go,, May 2. Fifteen
hundred sincere mourners for Major
Archibald W. Butt, lost on tho Ti
tanic, wept unashamed today, when
President Taft, for onco his familiar
smile replaced by the pale, drawn
face of grief, called his former aide
affectionately by his first name, and
choked with tears uh he paid a per
sonal tribute to the army officer.
It was at a monxtermemorlal serv.;.
Ice for tho-,aold!er, where'all Augusta
paid homage to his memory. Presi
dent Taft wan the main speaker. Ho
was deeply affected by the solemn
"If Archie could have, selected a time
to die, he would have chosen the one
God gave him," the President said, his
voice broken with emotion. "His life
' was spent in self-sacrifice serving
others. His forgetfullness of self had
become a part of his nature.
"Evoryone who knew him called him
"I couldn't prepare anything in ad
vance to say here I tried, hut I
couldn't. Ho was too near to me. He
was loyal to my predecessor, Mr.
Roosevelt, who selected him to be mill
itary aide, and to me he had become
as a son or a brother."
Taft pictured a new side to Major
Butt's character, his love for his
"I think he never married because
of that love for her who was taken
from him two years ago," the President
Half of Augusta was at the station to
welcome the President, who came to be
the main speaker at services In memory
of his late aid, legarded by Augusta as
a native son. The President had break
fast with Mayor Barrett, and then went
directly to the services.
Today's reception to the Chief Ex
ecutive was greatly In contrast with
the noisy entertainment yesterday at
Savannah. The same open-handed
Southern hospitality was evident, but
Augusta respected Taft's solemn er
rand. There was no cheerlnc at the
Mixtion or on the streets. Tnft and
"-"mbern of his party who were Inti
mate with Major Butt, saw the half
masted flags and crape-hung buildings,
with heavy hearts.
After luncheon today the President
was tho guest of the Commercial
'lub at an informal reception. He will
leave for Washington late this after
noon. All business was suspended here today
between 10 a. m. and 2 p. m., and prac
tically the entire population turned out
to honor Major Butt's memory. The
opera house, where services were held,
was packed long before the announced
hour, and a big crowd stood In the
street outside, baring their heads. In
spirit partaking In the ritual which they
could not hear.
The services were Impressive. Taft
sat on the stage, and concluded the
exercises by an eloquent personal tri
bute to his friend and aide. The Epis
copal ritual was used. Major Butt hav
ing at one time studied for tho ministry
of that church.
Bishop Galler, of Tennessee, who was
chaplain of the University of the South
when "Archie" Butt was a student,
drew lessons from the dead soldier's
life and recalled his student days at
Sewanee. Two or three of those win
had known Major Butt when he wa
n resident of Augusta, paid homage to
FIVE LIVES LOST
IN LOUISIANA FLOOD
Population of Torras Flees
Safety Loss Is $20,000,000
In Sugar Belt.
TORRAS, La., May 2. Flvo lives lost,
houses wrecked, two feet of water
standing In the streets, and the entire
papulation fleeing panic-stricken, sums
up the situation In Torres today, fol
lowing the break In the leveo last night.
The crevasse was 600 feet wife today
and beforo night the richest section of
the sugar belt will be Inundated.
Tho loss In thlj district alone Is ex
pected to reach p), 000, 000 All the flqod
vlctlma hera were colored.
CUT IN CLERKS AS
SUGGESTED IN BILL
Republicans Call Democratic
Plan Both Crude and
Opposing those sections of the legis
lative, executive, and judicial appro
priation bill which provide for the sum
mary dismissal of Government employes
over sixty-live years of age; -the aboli
tion of the Commerce Court and the
abolition of the Bureau of Manufac
tures, Republican members of the House
ApproprlaUons Committee filed a strong
minority report today.
"Crude an'd unreasonable" is the char
acterization of tho minority of the
Democratic plan to make the tenure
of office of classified service employes
In Washington only five years and to
dismiss those who have reached the
age of sixty-five In 1014. "U hlle these
provisions now are proposed only for
the District, the minority report says
the restrictions would gradually extend
to the whole country.
The minority report also declares the
Commerce Court has not been In exist
ence long enough to test its usefulness.
To abolish it, tho report says, "would
be a misfortune."
Defense of Bureau.
The Republican members nre alio
critical of tho Democratic plan to do
away with the Bureau of Manufactures
In the Department of Commerce and
Labor, and to turn this work over to
the Stato Department. This Govern
ment, it lc declared, Is already behind
other nations In the collection and dis
tribution of data concerning manufac
tures and the vmail suma annually ex
pended for the bureau are asserted to
havo been justified.
The report, in part, follows:
"The abolition of the Commerce Court
the abolition of the Buruiu of Manufac
tures and Commercial Agents; and the
n a term of five years for Govern
ment employes, arc all matters of leg
islation and have no technical right In
a general appropriation bill unless by
virtue of the Holman rule.
The Commerce Court was established
In order to effect greater promptness
and unlfomrlty in the decision of cases
over which It was given Jurisdiction and
greater convenience for the parties In
terested. We believe It Is accomplishing
these results; that Us record so far
gives no proof that the purposes for
which It was created will not be attain
ed, and we think that Its discontinuance
would be a misfortune.
"The Department of Commerce and
Labor, through Its Bureau of Manufac
tures, has aimed to collect and dis
tribute information to the various in
dustries of the country which it would
be almost Impossible for them other
wise to acquire and which Is of great
value. Wo are far behind other coun
tries In this method of making our In
dustrial life meet the exigencies of
the day, and we believe the small
amount of money appropriated for this
purpose Is well expended.
Is It Real Economy.
"It Is, of course, easy to effect an
apparent economy by doing away with a
court or a bureau or a department, or a
whole branch of the Bervlce, or by
wholesale reduction of forco or salaries,
but the question always remains, Does
this saving compensate for the loss of
the service Is It real economy? That la
to be determined by evidence and proof.
Wo are aware of no such proof In the
cases at Issue here, and wo think the
people would be serious losers Instead
of gainers from the change.
"We think the arbitrary cut of 10
per cent throughout the War Depart
ment Is unjustifiable. New methods
adopted by the chief of staff may al
low such a cut In some bureaus, but
that does not make It possible In
others unaffected by the reforms, and
we have their testimony that It would
With the exception of Congressman
Olmsted, who Is absent, the minority
report is signed by nil Republican
members o the committee with ref
erence to tlu- old age provision for
Government clerks aijd the abolition
of the Bureau of Manufactures. Con
gressman Good of Iowa docs not con
cur with his Republican colleagues In
opposing the abolition of the Com
merce Court. He thinks the Com
merpe Court should be abolished and
ao atatc In lhe minority report.
At Mead of the
HHK -V"" MffSimHliiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiy'' ' XA
HUGH F. HARVEY.
Chief executive officer of the local
Liquor Dealers' Association.
SHAY STEALS ON
White Star Official, Feigning
Illness, Outwits Senate
NEW YORK, May 2. After conceal
ing his movements and causing the an
nouncement that he was lit In his.
hotel Jj Bruce Ismay, president of the
International Mercantile Marine Com
pany, called at noon today on the
White Star liner Adriatic for England.
He took with him Officers Lightoller,
Plttman, Lowe, and Boxhall of the lost
Titanic. An hour before Ismay went
aboard the White Star officials flatly
denied that he would sail today
Ismay said before tho Adriatic sailed
that he expected to be called as wit
ness before tho British inquiry into the
loss of the Titanic which began in
His presence on board tho steamer
was denied for a long time, but finally
Vice President Franklin, of the line,
admitted that he was In his cabin.
Senator Smith said earlier J. Bruce
Imi u tiled frantlcullv to get away
liom New Yoik and dodge the Investi
gation here. In proof ot this declara
tion he referred to a letter written to
lilm bv Ismav be,rgln, to be pormitted
to sail for England. To this letter
Senator Smith replied:
Reply to Ismay
"Why. man theie Is no place on earth
for you. n pluce In yo:.r homo, or
nnywheie on the globo to which you
could go .ini find peace until this mat
ter has been cleared up.
Your place Is here for the present,
and I refuse to permit you to go."
Several women were summoned to the
Waldorf today to give testimony
Among them were Mrs. Ryerson, of
Philadelphia; Mrs W. D. Douglas, of
Minneapolis, and Mrs. Stewart. Senator
Smith stated he destied to question Mrs.
Ryerson about a wireless message
which Ismay Is reported to havo shown
her after the disaster, and which con
tained the warning of Icebergs.
"Aren't you going to slow down?"
Mrs. Ryerson asked him, according to
"On the contrary, we are going fast
er," he replied.
Chairman Smith naid his primary pur
pose In coming hero was to Investigate
the sworn statement of E. J. Dunn,
who told the committee a friend of his
had personal knowledge ot a message
received by wireless and sent over
Western Union wires and delivered to
the White Star lino here, conveying In
formation of the sinking of the Titanic
and referring to reinsurance, and which
was delivered not later than 3 o'clock
the morning of the disaster. Tho Sen
ator said lie expected to clear this up
British Court of
Inquiry Opens Its
Sessions In London
LONDON, Mav 2. The British couit
cf inquiry to dctermino responsibility
for the Titanic disaster was opened to
day, and at the outset Lord Mersey,
who presided, announced It would bu
sweeping In Kb scope and absolutely
determine whether negligence cost tho
ADR AT C
BOUND FOR ENGLAND
loss of the steamer and all but 705 of tlnued.
her company. Senator Owen aays more people dally
Installed In the hearing room wna lose their life from preventable dls
the twenty-foot model of tho steamer ease In this country than went down
which was constructed by her builders with the Titanic.
and which will be used to demonstrate Employers' liability and workman's
Just where boats were placed, how rompenatlon bill taken up and will
bulkheads worked, and all questions of be voted on today,
a technical nature that may arise. The I u.,,
hearings were public, und the Inquiry J nuua..
Is expected to continue several weeks. , PostofTlce appropriation bill called ip
The scope of the Inquiry will embraco 1 for final passage,
responsibility for the disaster, sea- ' Congressman Tnderwood, Presidential
worthiness ot the vessel, danger In the ; candidate, received an ovation when
short course at high speed In view ot
the reports of Ice in the steamer's
path, lifeboat accommodations, methods
of selection of the passengers who were
saved, conduct of the officers and crew,
suppression of the news by the line ot
flclals, and responsibility for the circu
lation of the fake messages which as
serted various steamers were stand! ig
by, and later that the Titanic was bo
log towed into Halifax.
WHY LIQUOR MEN
T TO THE
Their Side of the Question
Explained to The
SECRETLY FAVOR IT
Claim That Law Would Give Mo
nopoly to Few and Injure Many
Now in Business.
In order that there may be
a clear and fair understand
ing of liquor conditions in
Washington, and that both
sides of the question involved
in the proposed excise law
may be fairly stated, The
Times prints today the opin
ions of the liquor interests as
gathered from interviews
with a number of men most
intimately connected with the
business and most directly
concerned in the defeat of the
bill now before Congress.
What Interview Developed.
Monopoly of the liquor traffic by a
few hotels and the grog shops; alao a
monopoly of the cafe business by the
Confiscation of thousands of dollars'
worth of property:
Throwing of hundreds of men out of
Depreciation of Washington real es
tate: No reform In temperance conditions.
Such, in brief, la the connensua of
opinion of Washington liquor dealera na
jto whJt will happen in event the pro-
poseu excise inw :s panned Dy ae
House in the same foim as it poaaed
That It will accomplish ono purpoae,
namely matfilallv lessen the number
of saloons in Washington is not dented
by any of those now engaged In the
liquor business. But that It will operate
In a manner srosslv unfair and will
not reach tho evils temperance advo
cates are after. 13 also tha contention
ct the lU.uor lntijresta.
In tho first place, these Interests
charge collusion between the promot
ers of the bill and the large hotels and
influential clubs. It Ib claimed that the
provisions of the proposed law practi
cally exempt hotels and rich clubs from
any restrictions, and that this was done'
In order to keep their powerful influ
ence from being lined up against the
It is even hinted In certain quarters
that some of the hotels are In sym
pathy with the bill, as It is alleged It
will give them a copper-riveted hold
not only on the better class of liquor
traffic, but it will give them a monop
oly of the cafe business of Washington.
It is claimed that the majority ot
cafes now in operation would be com
pelled to go out of business In event
the bill becomes a law, because It Is Im
possible to operate a cafe with any de
gree of financial success unless a bar
is run In connection with It and drinks
can be sold to the diners. This would
drive transients and those who take ono
or more of their meals downtown to
make a choice between the dairy lunch
and the extravagant hotel, say the
Real Estate Results.
.As a corollary to this. It Is claimed
scores of properties now occupied by
cafes and saloons would be vacated,
vhleli would give Washington a sur
plus of empty business houses, depress
rents and depreciate property values.
Not only would tho bartenders ahd
porters of the straight saloon be thrown
out of employment, but hundreds of
waiters and the help Incident to the
cafe trade wouia do rorcea into idle
ness. The local association of tho liquor
dealers Is gathering data as to just how
many saloons will be closed under the
Provisions of tho proposed law, but has
not completed Its work. However, of
the fifty-nine hotels that now hold
liquor licenses only twenty of them ful
fill the definition of hotel under the pro
posed law, which defines a hotel as a
place which must have at least fifty
leeplng rooms for the use of guests and
being so used. Of the eighteen clubs
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I IN CONGRESS TODAY j
Senate met at noon.
River and harbor bill reported. Sec-
retnrj of War given charge of harbor
lines In District.
Hearing before Interoceanlc Canals Com.
mlttee on Panama Canal tolls Is con-
he entered the House, following the
Georgia and Florida primaries.
Republican members of Appropriations
Commltee filed a minority report on
Merchant Marine Committee reported
Alexander bill 10 strengthen naviga
House voted 2.000 each for widows o(
the three mall clerks who went down
with the Titanic.