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, WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1912
PKICE ONE CENT.
Ipfi IN SAY
Leading Rival Teams in FirstAid Test
"JOKERS" ARE IN
Declare Chief of Police
Would Be Bigger Than
OTHER CLAUSE WOULD
.LEAVE SEVEN SALOONS
'Third Provision Changes "House
Of Worship" To "Place Of
The liquor interests of Washing
ton maintain their position that no
additional excise laws are necessary
If it Is merely regulation of the
liquor traffic that Ib desired in this
District. ThlB is their answor to the
statements published In yesterday's
Times, which detailed the arguments
aa to how the Excise Board is ham
1 pered under the present law.
The Hotel Problem.
"We have all tho laws wo need," Is
their contention. "The trouble Is their
non-enforcement. Tho saloon man has
to obey the law, why not others who
sell liquor? The authorities admit they
have no trouble with the saloon, but it
Is all with the hotels and clubs, and
they say the courts won't let them regu
late tho hotels. That's all boBh. All
the courts said, according to The Times,
Is that a hotel must be convicted of vio
lations before Its license can be refused.
Well, why don't the authorities make
arrests and get convictions, if the peo
ple want to clean up? Why drive law
.'abiding saloonkeepers out of business
simply because the authorities don't
want the responsibility of prosecuting
the hotels and clubs which are violating
" "This Is exactly what the hearings be
fore tho Senate committee brought out.
Even the ministers admitted during
lAhose hearings that It was not the sa
lcon that was causing trouble, but the
hotels and clubs. "Tako the tqstlmony of
such a man the Rev. JUchard. P. WU?
Ulams. He expressly salil"'that tho
weakness of our present law was tho
fact It did not reach hotels and clubs;
'high-class clubs' Is the term he used.
He Bald the whole operation of the law
was to protect the man who had money.
He named a number of 'high-class'
clubs that violate tho laws and do a
great amount of damage, but not a
newspaper in Washington that had a
representative at that hearing publistud
the fact. However, they did not hesi
tate to publish the fact whenever a sa
loon or a liquor dealer was mentioned.
In this fashion do tho liquor interests
express their feelings. They consider
themselves IshmaellteB against whom
every man's hand Is raised, and that
their loud outcry for a square deal Is
not being given a respectful hearing by
New Law's Jokers.
Reiterating the allegation that all
. Washington lacks to make It a model
city morally Is more activity and im
partiality upon the part of the author
ities, If conditions are aB bad as tem
perance folk allege, the liquor Interests
proceed to point out what they consider
one of the most vicious parts of the pro
"It is not a bill to regulate the liquor
traffic," they say. "It Is a bill to abol
ish the Excise Board and make this
District ruled by one man the Chief of
Police. It Is the longest step toward a
one-man power ever taken.
"As It Is now, the Excise Board takes
up and considers all applications for
liquor licenses. Its decision Is final and
conclusive, It is true, but at least no
one man can decide these things. Un
der the new law the Chief of Police Is
the wnoie tning. in section 2 of the
proposed law you will find these words:
'In no event, except by unanimous ac
tion of the Exciae Board, shall any
license permitted under this act be
granted until a report approving the
granting thereof Is made to the Excise
Board by the Chief of Police.' The law
makes the Excise Board a mere ngu re
head. Why not altogether abolish It
and authorize the Chief of Police to run
tho District to suit hims3lf?
To the Police.
"It Is admitted, and even urged as an
Indictment against the ,lquor huslnass
and as causo for this law, that hotels
and clubs are violating the law. why
doesn't the chief of police have these
places raided? If It la true, why doesn't
the police forco collect tho evidence and
initiate a prosecution of them? Yet the
vcrv branch of our District govern
ment that Is not -loin Us auty. if what
we hoar is trim. Is ths one branch that
1h nude autocratic bv this new law.
If there Ih a bad hotel :n Washington
now. and the ndvoca:os of this bill say
now. and the ncivocazos of this bill say
there urn sevaral. whv doesn't th rhi.f
of police set about to atop It? And If
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FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight, Saturday continued
cloudiness and warmer.
U. S. BUREAU. I AFFLECK'S.
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12 noon 67
1 p. m 69
2 p. ro 71
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Tcday High tide, 2:36 a. m. and 2:55 p.
m.: low tide. 9:12 a. m. and 9-3.1 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide. 3:26 a. in. and
3:60 p. m.; low tide, 10:05 a. m. and 10:3)
Sun rises t-Sl I Sun sets 7:01
Colonel, In Letter, Says He
Is Only Progressive
Who Can Win.
TAFT SUPPORTED IN
"It Happens That I Embody a
Cause," Writes Former
NEW YORK, May 10. In a letter
given out today by the Roosevelt
commltteo and which was sent to R.
A. Caswell, chairman of the Minne
sota Roosevelt committee, Roosevelt
declares he Is tho only man that can
be nominated against the bosses of
the country. In the letter tho colonel
says every vote for every other can
didate 1b really a vote for Mr. Taft.
Tho colonel says he became a candi
date only after he thought that no
other progressive candidate had a
chance to win.
"My personal interest is of no con
cern," Roosevelt writes. "It hap
pens that at this time I typify and
embody the great causo which can
be only furthered by supporting me."
In speaking of the bosses tho
former 'President says:
"After a prolonged experience
with me, aB at present, practically
all of the big bosses in the Republi
can party dislike me so heartily that
they opposod Mr, Taft's nomination
because I favored it"
Text of the Letter.
' Thi'V-lter In fall Is aa follows "
"I wish It had been possible for me
to go again to Minnesota. Unfortunate
ly It is physically Impossible. Nino
States have now held Presidential pri
maries. Or their equivalent North Da
kota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania,
Nebraska, Oregon, New Hampshire,
Massachusetts, and Maryland. These
States, the only ones In which there
his been a fne chance for the oxpres
s'on of the popular will, arc to be repre
sented by 2M, delegates In the Chicago
convention. Forty of theae delegates
are instructed for President Taft, nnd
216 are against him. He had carried
but two of the nine States New
Hamphshlre and Massachusetts while
In Massachusetts the Rooscvel: dele-gates-at-large
were elected by ovpr
twice the majority which Mr. Taft ob
tained on preferential vote. While In
Maryland tho majority against Taft
was about the same, proportionately, as
the majorities for him In Majj.auiH'fccits
and New Hampshire. In the othur ecven
States tho majorities agamit him range
fiom two to one to twenty to on. In
all the States together about three out
of every four of the Republicans who
voted at the primaries were against
Mr. Taft. If primaries could be held In
all the States there would undoubtedly
be no' sustantlal variation from these
figures, and Mr. Taft could by no pos
sibility have 200 votes in the Chicago
convention, Mr. Taft'a chance of re
nomlnatlon lies solely In securing at
Chicago delegates who will rnUx-pro
sent the will of the people. Ho can get
these delegates, not In the primary
States, but In the convention Stales
where delegates are cHosen under the
old system, and even In these States
he can only get them where the State
Is ruled by a boss.
Disliked by Bosses.
"After a prolonged experience of me
aB President practically all of the big
bosses In the Republican party, dislike
me so heartily that they opposed Mr.
Taft'a nomination because I favored it.
They were afraid that Mr. Taft would
give them tho same kind of trouble that
I had given them. After three years
and a half experience of Mr. Taft since
ho has been elected, these saw e men
have turned around and heartily favor
his renomlnatlon. They were opposed
to me years ago as they are opposed
to me now. They were opposed to Mr.
Taft four years ago, wnen tney naa
not tried him as President, and they
heartily support him now. These men
Include, for instance, Mr. Galllnger, In
New Hampshire; Mr. Aldrlch, In Rhode
lBiand; Mr. Penrose, in Pennsylvania;
' ;. t.-.-.i i rnior,n. no tnrim.r
j tn Illinois; Messrs. Guggenheim and
Kvana In Colorado. Mr. Calhoun and
ih Southern Pacific railway crowd In
California, and the Amalgamated Copper
crowd, In Montana, and In your own
State they Include Mr. Smith and Mr.
Tawney. The fight Is a nation-wide
nght of the plain people against the
bosses. There is Just one candidate
whom It Is possible to nominate against
the bosses, and that Is myself.
Fight Is Same Everywhere.
"Every vote for every other candi
date from now on Is In reality a vote
for Mr. Taft The, fight Is against the
bosses in Minnesota as it is everywhere
else. A vote for Mr Toft Is a vote for
the bosses; It Is a voto for Lorlmer, for
Ponrose, for Guggenheim, for 'Gallln
ger, and for all the rest of them; and
It Is a vote for these men whether It
Is cast in Minnesota, or In Massachu
' (Continued on Page Seventeen.)
Pastor Russell, the Great Preacher,
speaks New National Theater, Sunday,
3 p. m. Free. AdvL ...
BY PACKED BODY
She Declares Wilson Named
Men Whose Opinions He
Knew In Advance.
SHE TELLS COMMITTEE
Strict for Diseases Which Never
Occur; Lax for Those That
Renewing her attacks upon the
meat inspection service of the De
partment of Agriculture, which is so
roundly scored in the Nelson reso
lution, Mrs. Caroline Bartlett Crane
told the Moss committee of the
"The department's rules are vory
Bevore about diseases which don't
occur and very light about those
which do occur."
Ono of the charges made against
the department today by Mrs. Crano
was that in appointing the Federal
commission to investigate the meat
inspection question and to pass upon
the regulations of the Department of '
Agriculture, Secretary Wilson ap
pointed experts whoso opinions he
knew In advance.
Knew Their Opinions.
"I have no criticism to make of these
eminent physicians who approved the
regulations," said Mm. Crane. "They
may have been absolutely sincere, but
the point that I make Is this: Secretary
Wilson knew the opinions of these men
before they wore named on tho Federal
Commission In 1907. Some of them al
ready had been quoted In the Chicago
Investigation, which preceded the'Fed
eral i .investigation,, and. the 'Secretary
Knew how tho others folt.
"It would havo been belter to have
selected an independent commission
whose views were not known In ad
vance." Congressman Sloan auked the object
of bringing out testimony of this char
acter, and if Mrs. Crane proposed to
Indulge in a criticism of the various
experts on the commission.
"Not at all," said Mrs. Crane and
Congressman Nelson In chorus.
"The point la this," said Congress
man Nelson; "take the puro food law
for instance. Dr. Wiley would give
you one standard for the administra
tion of the law and Dr. Ira liemaen
would give you another. Their diver
gent views are well known. Mrs.
Crane makes the point that Secretary
Wilson appointed to this Federal com
mission experts and physicians whose
opinions were already known in ad
vance and their views were virtually
favorable to the department's regula
tions regarding the meat Inspection
Mrs. Crai.e testified today that there
had been a progressive lowering of tho
meat Inspection standards by means of
"secret regulations." Under these secret
service bulletins, she said, the Inspection
of meat had become more and more
"I don't want to eat the meat which
they pass under the tuberculin test."
Mild Mrs. Crane, "and they have modi
fied the regulations regarding tape
worm meat so that meat is passed
provided it does not contain more than
ten tape worm cysts."
Mrs. Crane asserted that the chief
criticism to be found of the meat in
spection service Is the personnel of
those officers who administer the Jn
Secretary Wolson, Solicitor McCabe
and Dr. Melvln, she maintained, were
In power at the time of the disclosures
regarding the meat packing Industry six
years ago. These same men were still
in TiAtuor aha said, and instead of cor
recting the evils shown by the previous
crusade, had been guilty of gradually
lowering the standard of Inspection aa
contemplated in the law of 190b.
"It Is not a question of animal in
dustry, or animal pathology, but of tho
public health," she declared. "I tnko
tho side of tho people In this matter,
nnd I do not think the people have been
properly represented In the questions
nrlslng between the packing interests
and the experts who have made the
rules for the packers' guidance."
Quotes Dr. Bennet.
Mrs. Crano said she had asked Dr
Bennet, In charge of Inspectors In Chi
cago, were effect the mo'dlfled regula
tions had She quoted Dr. Bennett as
"They have made a good deal of dif
ference. We found we had been throw
ing orood meat into the tanks."
She read rrom a speecn aeiivcrea ay
Michael Ryan, of the Meat Packers' As
sociation, in 1008, in which Mr. Ryan.
addressing a convention of packers, was
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reported to nave saia:
"Condemnation cost us large sums the
first year, but now that these laws havo
been In operation two years I think we
are fortunate In having such laws."
This, declared Mrs-. Crane, showed the
gradual lowering of the standard of In
spection following the enactment of the
meat Inspection law of 1606.
The commission consisted of Dr. Wil
liam H. Welch, of JohnB Hopkins; Prof.
L. Hektoen, of the University of Chi
cago; Prof. Joseph Hughes, of the Chi
caeo Veterinary College: Prof. V. A.
Moore, of Cornell; Dr. Leonard Pearson,
of the University of Pennsylvania, and
Dr. M. J. Rosenau and Dr. Charles
Warden StlleB, of the Publlo Health
and Marine Hospital Service.
Returning to her general criticism of
the administration of the pure food
laws Mrs. Crane said the trouble might
be summed Up as follows:
"There Is too much attention paid to
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MISS MARION OLIVER.
District Board Helps Along
Police and Firemen's
Action toward the creation of a police
and fireman's relief and retirement fund
and to provide for tho relief and re
tirement of members of both tho Police
and Fire Departments was taken at the
regular meeting of the Senate District
The committee ordered a favorable re
port by unanimous voto on tho Oalllnger
bill. The House bill was turned down
and the Galllnger bill, with sllgh
changes, nas substituted for It.
In doing this, the committee flatly re
jected the proposition put Into the bill
In the House for the submission of the
question of establishing such a fund to
the voters of the District. It was the
general feeling of the committee that
tnis proposition was put into ice out
in the House merely for the purpose
of hindering It. and hampering It. and
trying to make It appear ridiculous. The
Senators On the committee did not con
sider It seriously.
Commissioners Judson and Johnston
appeared before the committee and
urged legislation In favor of the pro
posed fund and for relief and retire
ment of members of the police and Are
departments. They oppose the plan of
submitting the matter to a vote, though
there was no occasion for saying so to
the Senate committee.
It la expected the Senate will pass the
Galllnger bill, that the matter will be
thrown Into conference and that some
thing effective will be worked out.
An amendment was put Into section
seven of the Galllnger bill making It
mandatory on the Commissioners within
sixty days following the first day of
July, 1912. and every two years there
after to cause every policeman and
fireman receiving a pension allowance
from the fund In question to take an
examination to determine whether the
pension should be increased or reduced.
And the Commissioners are required,
under the amendment, to make increase
or reduction of pension, as the result
of the examination may warrant.
The Galllnger bill consolidates the
present policemen's fund, the police
fund and tho firemen's relief fund Into
tho "police and firemen's relief fund
and this fund is to consist of various
.. nnd forfeitures. If found defi
cient at any time, the Commissioners
are directed to cause to be deposited In
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ffirytofflSb.nrt will be settled definitely, it Is
licenses other than those of liquor "-announced.
.nnaoa tn mRt the deficiency.
The terms of pension and retirement
are carefully worked out and have al
ready been made public.
on "Which Is the True Gospel?" at New
National Theater, Sunday, 3 p. m. Free.
USE OF RED CROSS
AS A "TRADE LABEL"
World-Wide 'Efforts' 'to Be
Made to Prevent Desecra
tion of Insignia.
World-wldo efforts to provont the use
of. tho Insignia of the Red Cross by
individuals and firms for commercial
purposes, were reported to the Interna
tional conference today by delegates of
half a dozen countries. Stringent laws,
according to the. reports, have been
adopted by some nations, but legal
penalties havo not beon rigorously ap
plied In all.
"There are many persons who aro ig
norant of the existence of any prohibi
tory statute or who knowingly vlolato
its provisions," said Ma, Gen. George
W. Davis, "by using the emblem with
out any pretense of having acquired
the right to do so. It has suuerally
been found to be sufficient, however, to
cull attention to tho statute to discon
tinue ouch unauthorized use. It is the
policy of the Bed Cross to suggest to
the Government officers the criminal
prosecution of those who may willfully
disregard the law."
The conference also heard a report
on first aid organization in the United
States, by Major Charles Lynch, of the
United States Army Medical Corps, who
Is also at tho head of the first aid de
partment of the American Red Cross.
This department will conduct tho first
aid compeUtlon and exhibition tomor
row afternoon at 2 o'clock, one of the
features of which will be a contest be
tween teams headed by prominent
Washington society girls including Miss
Marlon Oliver, daughter of the Assistant
Secretary of War. and Miss Alys Meyer,
dauithter of the Secretary of the Navy.
Detacnments ot Army ana jvavy kos-
Sltal Corps, Boy Scouts, and Bureau of
lines' men will also take part In this
open-air demonstration, to do neia in
the rear of tho Red Cross exposition
building. L , . .
In the afternon the delegates attenclf
a garden party at tne White House, be
ing received by th,e President and Mrs.
Taft, ahead of the other -guests ot the
THIRD REPRIEVE FOR
Woman, Under Death Sentence,
Given Ninety-Day Respite
For the third time. President Taft
today granted a stay of eecutlon In the
nn.. f nfottln v.. T.nmax. thecolored .
vwia Ut .w - .
woman, under sentence of death on tho
sallows for the murder of her hUBband
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Today's reprieve dates from May 20,
and Is for ninety days. During thU
next three months, the question of
whOher sentence is to be finally com-'
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muiea or wmmrr ium. xjui" .mu-i.
Mattle E. Loma was originally sent
nnced to be hanged on November 20
last. The President, to whom appeal
had been made first granted a reprieve
to February 20, arid then from -that
date to May 20.
Hint of Conspiracy Slips Into
Testimony In Archbald
ON STAND ALL DAY
Judge In Committee Room All
Day, But Ignores
Participation of Judge Robert Wi
Archbald, of tho Commerce Court, in
two deals with the Erie and Lehigh
Valloy railroads to sell culm coal
property in Pennsylvania, was de
tailed today before tho Houso Judi
ciary Committee in the impeachment
investigation of tho Judge by Ed
ward J. Williams, Archbald's alleged
Williams said Judge Archbald
stood to make $6,000 profit on an
option deal with the Erie, and aided
In negotiations to sell coal piles to
the Lehigh. He said Archbald was
negotiating In both coses while he
had cases affecting the railroads be
fore him awaiting decision.
That Archbajd telephoned General
Manager Warner, of the Lehigh
road, using his influence to induce
the road to pay $20,000 more for
some coal land at Hillsdale, Pa.,
Uian the company's figures, was as
serted by Williams.
Hint At Conspiracy,
A hint of i. "conspirAcy' against
Judge Archbald was also brought out
Williams- admitted his expenses of -a'
irtfl-fo- Washington lastTJotSwaiy ts$in-
rorro against Archbald were paidMry
William P. Boland, of Scrnnton, who
refused to discount Archbald's note.
Boland arrived today to testify against
The committee today issued subpoenas
for William P. Boland, president of the
Marion Coal Company of Bcronton, and
his brother, C. G. Boland, of Scranton.
The Boland brothers turned down Arch
balds $500 note. They are star wit
nesses, named by Archbald as his "per
secutors." They are to follow Williams
on the witness stand.
A secret session of tho committee de
layed the heating for an hour. Behind
closed doors the committee considered
the course of the Inquiry and read the
paper submitted by President Taft.
W. P. Boland 'arrived as the hearing
began at 11 o'clock. He was served
with the subpoena that had been Issued.
A very small crowd of spectators was
No Smoking Rule.
A "no smoking"' rule was established
by the committee, tho members and
spectators dousing cigars and cigar
ettes. "Option" Williams was first asked by
Chairman Qlayton regarding an alleged
offer by Judge Archbald to give a bond
and clinch the deal for the "Katydid"
culm pile of the Erie railroad.
"The Judge wanted to clear up the
title." said Williams.
Boland sat at Williams' elbow as the
latter testified. Boland and Archbald
exchanged no signs of recognition.
Williams said the "Katydid" property
was previously offered by Capt. W. V.
May, manager of the Erie's coal prop
i riles, to the du Pont Powder Company
for $2,000. He said he and Judge Arch
bald were "held up'' for N.600 for the
Erie's interest in the coal pile and that
John M. Robertson, a port owner with
the Erie, asked $3,000 more for his
share, or $8,000 In all.
"Why was It necessary lor you io
obtain a letter of recommendation to
Captain May from Judge Archbald to
'negotiate?' ' asked Chairman Clayton.
"I though It would do good that It
would not hurt to have a letter from
Judge Archbald," said Williams. "Thoy
were well acquainted."
Knew Archbald Was Judge.
"You knew Judge Archbald was a
Federal Judge, and that the railroads
had considerable litigation in his
court?" asked Clayton.
"And you knew that Judge Archbald's
being a Federal Judge, with railroad
litigation before htm, would bo an ad
vantage In closing the deal?" Clayton
"Yes, sir," Williams admitted.
"You knew Captain May was a rail
road a coprporatlon man, Interested In
railroad cases before Judge Archbald?"
"Yes, sir," Williams m'okly replied.
Williams was then qulioJ as to a
deal for the Lehigh Coal pile.
"Was Mr. Dainty sent to Philadelphia
to see about that?" Clayton aaktwl.
"No. sir." Williams declared, "I was
, sent myself."
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bank wnen ne heard the Department
of Justice was investigating the affair,"
... don.t know about that." the wlt-
ness declared. He admitted hearing of
the Investigation last February, and
then told jUuge Archbald 'of the depart
ment probe. ........,
"Did yu n- Jadge Archbald discuss
. wMy tne aeaj was not consummaieT"
j asked Clayton
wiiiiams reiterated dcnli
Williams reiterated denial of the
knowledge that the department's In
vestigation of Judge Archbald's con
duct thwarted the deal.
"Three or four weeks ago we con
cluded we did not want to sell it," said
"It was after you learned of tho de-
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TO HELP CLERKS
Iowan Reports Measure to
Pension Aged Govern
v ment Workers.
WOULD COST ABOUT
Goes to Calendar, and' Friends
Look for Early
An important advance in the di
rection of pension and retirement
legislation for the Government em
ployes was taken today when Sena
tor Cummins, chairman of the Sen
ate Committee on Civil Service, re
ported to tho Senate tho Cummins
bill establishing a pension and re
The bill is, in essential particu
lars, tho samo as the one which
Senator Cummins introduced in the
Senate some weeks ago. It is amend
ed In some details, but the princi
ples on which it is based remain un
Sent to Calendar.
The bill when reported went to the
calendar. As soon as favorable oppor
tunity offers Senator Cummins will call
it up and try o have It acted upon, und
while it is expected that opposition will
develop, the friends of the establish
ment of a pension and retirement sys
tem, however, feel that much progress
has been mado in getting a bill out of
committee, and that the discussion of It
on the floor of the Senate will be to
their advantage. It will afford an op
portunity of shedding light on the sub
ject and creating a better under
standing; ot the Hltuatlontin the Gov
ernment service that -demanjj; legisla
tion ofthla sort.' 'j
An important factor in the situation is
the attempt which iias been made in tho
House to decapitate aged clerks and
throw them out helpless at a, time when
they are not qualified for other wotk
and after they have given the best
years of their life to the Government.
Tho Senate has Bmall sympathy for
such a movement. And there is no
doubt that tho Houso effort In this di
rection has been of some service in that
It haB directed attention widely in tho
Senate and elsewhere, to tho fact that
a comprehensive pension and retirement
system is needed.
Prepared by Experts.
The Cummins bill represents careful
study over a long period of months by
experts on the subject; by Senator Cum
mins himself and by members of the
Civil Service Committee. It Is based
primarily on the contributory plan. But
in order to put It In motion, direct Gov
ernment contributions will be necessary
to retiring employes already in the ser
vice. As to employes that enter tho ser
vice In the future, their pensions will
bo paid entirely from their own co
trlbutlons. After a period of twenty
years, the contributory system will ob
Senator Brlstow said ho would object
to any proposition to pay money out
of the Treasury for civil pensions with
out full consideration.
Senator Heyburn gave notice that it
would take time to pass the bill.
The bill's friends are hopeful that It
will be passed at no remote date, though
It is evident a number of Senators are
not friendly to It.
Two Millions Yearly.
It is estimated that the total whteh
the Government would have to pay un
der the Cummins bill over a period ow
twenty years In order to get the sys
tem of pension and retirement fully
under way would be about $10,000,000. In
other words It would only amout to
about $2,000,000 per year.
In the report from the committee Sen
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IN CONGRESS TODAY
Senate District Committee reports
pension fund bill for police and Bre
men. Effort made to pass bill at
once, but objection met.
Senator Cummins reports retirement
and pension bill for Government em
ployes, from civil service committee.
Clapp bill for uniform bm of lading
reported from Interstatffl,lCommerco
Interoceanlc Canals Committee hears
Vice President Ferguson, of New
port News Shipbuilding Company, on
Panama capal tolls.
Hearing against Spring road extension
bill by the District Committee.
The House met at noon.
Roll call votes were begun on vari
ous section of tho legislative bill.
The District Committee reported sev
The Lator Committee reported tho
Hughes bill to create an Industrial
The I-abor Committee also reported a
bill "piohlhltlng tho Marine Band
from competing with other bands.
White Hou4e Callers.
C.ungenholm. Cola, ration. N- M. '
Smoot. Utah. rail. N. M.
Sanders. Term. nrntllov. TCy.
Lea, Tenn. Tnwnsond, Mich.
Tilson, Conn. McGulro. Okla.
Reilly, Conn. Iiutler. Pa.
Supreme Court Justice pltney. J