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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1912.
Correspondents Appear as
Witnesses Against Board
The activities of "press agonts" In
the executive departments of the Gov
ernment was the subject of a hearing
before the House Rules Committee to
day on the Nelson resolution to inves
tigate by what authority departmental
publicists are maintained at the expenso
of the public.
Congressman Nelson and scceral
newspaper correspondents appeared
with documents to show that the de
partmental "press agent" lson the Job.
"This seems a field which may well
be investigated by the committees on
expenditures In the several depart
ments," commented Chairman Henry of
the Rules Committee during the hear
ing. Mr. Nelson's resolution, asking for a
special Investigation committee, applies
only to the Department of Agriculture,
which is accused of having "franked"
distorted reports of the recent hearings
before the committee Investigating the
meat Inspection service. Mr. Nelson
explained that he had found it cumber
some to introduce a separate resolution
for the investigation of the press agent
system of all the departments, but had
Intended to focus attention first on the
Department of Agriculture.
Chairman Henry and other members
of the Rules Committee indicated that
the expenditures committees of the
House are no wclothed with authority
to probe the alleged press agent evil,
and the probabilities are a wholesale
Inquiry will soon be In progress.
Charles Willis Thompson, chief of
the Washington bureau of the New
York Times; Isaac Gregg, of the New
York World, and Charles P. Hunt, of
the Arizona Republican, all of whom
were subpoenaed by the Rules Com
mittee, furnished documentary and
oral evidence of the various matter
circulated by the departments through
Especial criticism was made today
of the Department of Agriculture's
press agent methods. The committee
was furnished with extracts from
dally reports sent out by the depart
ment purporting to be a synopsis of
the hearings before the Moss commit
tee. Mr. Hunt said that he had called the
attention of the city postofflce to the
"garbled 'reports" of the meat Inspec
tion investigation, which were circulated
by the Department of Agriculture. At
the city office, he said, he was informed
that such matter ought not to be Bent
under frank through the malls, but that
nothing could be done without an order
from tne department to stop It.
"Did you tUe the matter up with the
Postmaster General?" asked Chairman
"You can't get to him," said Mr. Hunt.
Mrs. Caroline Bartlett Crane took the
stand to resent the department's criti
cism of her competency as a witness
against he meat Inspection service.
If the Rules Committee doe.s not re
port the Nqlson resolution It probably
.will pass the hint along to the several
commutes on the expenditures In the
various departments to "get busy" In
Investigations of the alleged press agent
evil, wnlch Congressman Nelson asserts
Is not authorized In law.
Dr. Lyman Abbott Explains Roose
velt's "Intemperance" In
Reply to Letter.
NEW YORK. Mav Jl. Colonel Roosh
volt is lntempsrate onlv In hl consump
tion of milk, according to the statement
of Dr Lyman Abbott, made todny after
the colonel's denial of reports that he
was addlct-Jd to tWo execeslve use of
"Ciilonol Rooncvelt has my permission
to say that he drinks ns much and no
more than T." Dr. Abbott said. ' Tho
tnlv thing that Colonel Roosevelt drinks
to excess Is milk. I have often seen
him rtring four and five classes of milk
at a slnule meal."
The whole thins started with the pub
lication in n Sallna. Kan., newspaper
KMertlne that Roosevilt was Intoxica
ted In that town hi the time of his
Osawfltomla spec jli, William H. Hat
field. 1r.. a Roosevelt pjrpoiter, sent
the editorial .ind a letter about It to
Colonel Ronwcvolt. From his private
Cnr, htirrvlnu through Ohio on the eve
of the primaries, the colonel dictated a
reply, brunritnu the storv us absolutely
false and referring It to Dr. Abbott.
TITANIC OFFICER ON
STAND IN ENGLAND
Testimony Not Sensational And
Interest in Case Diminishes.
LONDON, May 21. Second Officer
Llghtoller. the ranking surviving officer
of the lost steamship Titanic, was called
to the stand when the Government's
Inquiry into tho greatest of sea trage
dies was resumed today in the drill hall
of the London Scottish Rifles.
Ttye Inquiry became less of a society
event today with Sir Cosmo and Lady
Duff-Gordon oft the stand, although a
number of prominent social leaders who
have been at the trial In tho past few
days wero Again present
LlghtoIIer testified that he was In
charge of part of tho boats on the boat
deck. He told of receiving Captain
Smith's ordora to lower the boats, but
said the rushing steam was making so
much noise that hp had to give orders
by signal. His voice could not be heard
above tho roar. Tho passengers were
not excited, he said.
Bain Is Assistant
To Colonel Langfitt
First Lieut. Jarvis J. Bain, Corps of
Engineers, who has just returned from
service In the Philippines today aa
assigned to duty In this city as assist
ant to Col W C. Langfitt. engineer In
chargo of the District water supply sys
tem, and of the Improvement of the
Anacostla and Potomac rivers.
Lieutenant Pain was born In Indiana,
and graduated with honors from the
Military Academy at West Point in 1905.
FUND IS GROWING
IN AID OF CLERKS
Civil Service Employes Receiving Assurances for Suc
cess of Plan to Send Committee to National Conven
tions at Chicago and Baltimore.
From every section and all the Im
portant centers of tho country, are com
ing assurances of support and enthu
siasm' In behalf of the civil service pro
ject of sending a committee to the two
national conventions. By wire and mall,
organizations nnd Individuals are send
ing their demands for detailed Informa
tion concerning the plan.
Dr. Llewellyn Jordan, chairman of the
committee of civil service employes that
will attend the conventions and present
the demand for planks pledging a fair
deal to the Government workers, Is
flooded with requests for Information
concerning the big enterprise that is
now fairly afoot. There Is general In
sistence that It be kept strictly In tho
hands of the civil service people, and of
the various organizations within the
A plan of financing the campaign has
been worked out, which lboks to put
ting t on a dignified, self-respecting
basis. The civil service people In Wash
ington are asked to co-operate to this
end by raising a small share of the fund
that will be needed to meet cfxpenses.
The sum of $1,000 is asked from Wash
ington, and Indications are that little
difficulty will be experienced In getting
Asks Popular Subscription.
Popular subscriptions are asked to
meet this necessity. The civil service
and other Government workers In New
York have undertaken to raise $5,000.
Washington people may send cash or
checks to Dr. Llewellyn Jordan, Depart
ment of the Treasury. A treasurer of
the local organization will be named
within n. few days. All contributions
will be acknowledged, and due account
ing for all money Is promised.
"This Is the one critical time to bring
the Government employes together Tor
an effective effort In their own behalf,"
said Dr. Jordan today. "I have ad
dressed a letter to Cabinet officers,
chiefs of bureaus, disbursing officers,
etc., throughout the departments, ask
ing their aid In laying tho cause before
the employes, and the responses are al
ready most encouraging. The time Is
short, and people who understand the
possibilities of this big effort, embracing
as It does, the whole organized Govern
ment service of tho country, should not
delay to send in the substantial evi
dences of their purpose to make the
thing a success.'1
Appeal to Officials.
In furtherance of this plan, Dr. Jor
dan has sent out the following letter to
the prominent executive officials In the
local departments, asking their help:
"The President of the United States
has granted permission to the under
signed, as secretary of tho United
States Civil Service Retirement Asso
ciation, to select a representative com
mittee from the various branches of the
classified civil service throughout the
country for the purpose of visiting the
national conventions at Chicago and
Baltimore next month, and with the
view to the Incorporation of a suitable
plank in the platforms of each party on
the subject of retirement and other
matters of Interest to the civil service
employes of the Government. I have
been selected as chairman of that com
mittee, and believe that It Is the desire
of the great body of the civil service
employes In the District of Columbia
to aid In defraying the expenses Inci
dent to such work. David D. Cald
well, of the Department of Justice, of
this city, has also been selected as a
member of this committee.
"An appeal Is hereby made to our
friends In your department for such
voluntary contributions, to bo made to
you, as they may feel able to give to
ward promoting this work.
"The contributions of 25 cents paL'h
which have been solicited at different
times on account of membership dues
In the retirement association are not
available for the purpose of defraying
the expenses In question, and your
representatives do not feel able to
finance this effort without the assist
ance of their fellow-employes.
"I am not able to appeal by letter to
each employe In your great department
and I am therefore compelled to rely
upon the good offices of public-spirited
employes to assist me In financing this
campaign in the'r Interest.
"It Is hoped that such contributions as
may be made throughout your depart
ment will reach vou In time to be turned
over nnd receipted for by me before
June 10. 1912. and It Is therefore hoped
that tho matter can be brought to tho
attention of the employes In your de
partment at the earliest possible date.
"It has been estimated bv those famil
iar with the character of tho work to be
undertaken that It will cost approxi
mately and conservatively $10,000 for
both conventions. Every dollar con
rtlbuted will be honestly accounted for.
Personnel of Committee.
Announcement was made today of the
complete personnel rf the general com
mit ten th.it will attend the national
conventions at Chicago an $ Baltlmoic
to present and work for a platform
declaration favoring reforms in tho
civil service, higher wages, a propor
retiring plan, etc. As now completed,
tho committee represents, the entire
service, with, It Is raid, oer 350,000
The committee and organizations rep
Georgo L. Cain, Navy Department,
Lynn. Mass. president National Leaguo
of Government Employes.
Llewellyn Jordan, Treasury Depart
ment, Washington. D. C, chairman,
secretary United States Civil Service
Oscar F. Nelson, Chicago, president
National Federation of Postofflce
-Charles O. Barry, Walker, Iowa,
president National League of Post
masters. Edward J. Wooley, Jersey City, Ni J.,
president National Association of As
sistant Postmasters. '
William K. Russell, Customs Service,
New York. N. Y president United
States Civil Service Retirement Asso
ciation. Harry R. Meyers, Postal Service, New
York, chairman Wavs 'and Means Com
mittee, Federal Civil Service Society of
tho State of New York.
L. E. Bentley, Customs Service, New
Orleans, La., president New Orleans
Branch United States Civil Servlco
J. J. Fields, postal Service. Loulsvlllo,
Ky secretary National Association
Supervisory Postal Rmployes.
J. William Sheffcr Internal Revenue
Service. Baltimore, Secretary United
States Internal Revenue Association.
William E. Kelly, Brooklyn. Presi
dent, National Association of Letter
Carriers, Washington, D. C.
F'rank T. Rogers, Chicago, president
United Association of Postofflce Clerks.
Carl C. Van Dyke, St. Paul, presi
dent Tenth Division, Hallway Mall As
sociation. Andrew W. McKee, postal service,
New York, president. Branch No. 2,
United States Civil Service Retirement
Gun Mozee. War Department, Govern
or's Island, N. Y.
George T. Morgan, mint service,
Philadelphia, president, Philadelphia
branch, United States Civil Service Re
Albert L Barnes, customs service,
Philadelphia, member executive com
mittee, United States Civil Sen-Ice Re
P. J. Bchardt, Milwaukee, president,
railway mall association.
M. P. James, Birmingham, Ala., chair
man executive committee. United States
Association of Postofflce Clerks.
Nicholas T. Lawless, Boston, president
Massachusetts State branch National
Association Letter Carriers.
David D. Caldwell, Department of Jus
tice, Washington, D.C.; member ex
ecutive committee United 8tates Civil
Service Retirement Association.
Louis H. Price, War Department, San
Francisco, secretary San Francisco
branch United States Civil Service Re
A. C. Hoag. Orchard Park. N Y..
president National Association Post
masters, Fourth Class.
Paul F. Morrison, Immigration Serv
ice. New York, Ellis Inland.
Fred H R. Gordon, Immigration Serv
John Barr, War Department, Army
Building. New York.
Michael .1. Shea, Navy Department,
E. A McMahon, Savoy, Texas, presi
dent National Rural Letter Carriers'
J. P. Sullivan, Navy Department,
Newport, R. I , president Navy Yard
Clerks and Draftsmen's Association.
T. F Flannagan, Navy Department.
Portsmouth, N II., president National
Association Master Mechanics of Navy
Yards and Stations.
Joseph F. Scanlan. Customs Service,
Boston, Mass., president Customs House
Branch United States Civil Service Re
One of the most Important matters
which the committee will have to give
attention Is the proposal to limit tenure
of positions In the civil service to five
years. The legislation to do this has
passed the House and Is pending In the
The following resoljtlon adopted by
the exucutlvo :ommltt3 of the Uriltd
states Civil Service Retirement Asso
ciation, at a :neetln held on Alav 1C
1912. at the Ebbltt House. Washington,
D. C. and referred to tho commutes on
icadliitl'itis ut the annual rr.eelln? of
mid association, was unanimously In
dorsed at .i mars meeting of civil serv
ice employes, nnd the officers of the
association Instructed to draw the at
tention of all employes In the civil
service to the lvo-ycar tenure of office
contained as a provision In the legisla
tive, executive, and Judicial appropria
tion Mil, whton has already passed the
WhrijaB. a grave and serious condi
tion confronts the employes in the Fed
cial civil service, on account of the
clause which limits .he lenuie of office
of the employes of the District of Co
lumbia to periods of appointment of
live years, and.
Whereas, such clause would absolute
ly nullify the civil service law ani en
danger the efficiency of the service
through tho substitution of inexperi
enced and untried for experienced and
tried employes; and,
A hereas. the acceptance of such
clause without nrotest from civil serv
ice employes throughout tho country
niliiht cvijnnmllv Include them within
Re It thei'jfnra resolved, That thle
assiclatlon hereby register its protest
agulnft anv legislation which will re
establish the "spoils system and Im
pair th- efficiency of the civil service,
mid further In the Interest of civil serv
ice reform we Invite tho attention of
all cM.' bodies to this retrogressive
Be it further resolved. That these
ri ilutlons lie spread upon the minutes
of this meeting nnd that a copy thereof
he fent to the nress and all tepresenta
lives of civil service organizations
throtiarhout the United States, request
ing their immcdlats co-operation In pro
testing arainst such legislation; and,
Provided further, That copies of such
uisolutlons be furnished to the proper
committees in Congress and all others
For Trade Board Picnic
Meetings of the public order and
athletic subcommittees of the shad
bake committee of the Board of Trade
were held this afternoon at the rooms
of the board and final arrangements
made for the annual outing of the
organization next Saturday.
The first "ommlttee will handle the
crowds which have been booked to
attend the excursion and the other
completed tho list of athletic events
and rules governing them. At least
100 members are expected to partici
pate In the trip to River View.
Sensible Women Know
Foundation of Health
As health talks to women become
more general, both In the newspapers
and on the platform, the mass of
women are beginning to realize what
the more cultivated have always
known, that good health cannot be
f?uJ?d A1? a Powder box. The externals
of health may be obtained In that way,
but the basis of health lies deeper, and
yet Is Just as easily obtained.
The most important thing that a
woman can do for herself, and about
which she is often most neglectful, Is
to watch the condition of her stomach
and bowels. The weary eyes, the bad
breath, the frequent headaches, the
pimples, the general air of lassitude Is
nine times out of ten the result of con
stipation or indigestion, or both. Many
simple remedies can be obtained, but
the best In the estimation of most
women is Dr. Caldwell's 8yrup Pepsin.
It Is mild, pleasant to 4he taste, and
exactly suited to her needs. It Is far
superior to salts, cathartic pills, waters
etc.. which are entirely too violent
Women should see to it that they
have at least one movement of the
bowels each day. and when showing
any tendency to constipation should
take Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin in
the small dose prescribed. A brief use
of It will so train the stomach and
bowel muscles that all forms of medi
cine can be dispensed with. These opin
ions are voiced by thousands of women
after personal experience, among them
Mrs. M. E. Hughes. H04 King St.. Wil
mington. Dela., and Miss Rose Walker
1233 N 27th St.. Richmond. Va.
Anyone wishing to make a trial of
this remedy before buying It In the
regular way of a druggist at fifty cents
or one dollar a large bottle (family size)
can have a sample bottle sent to the
home free of charge by stmpl v ad
dressing Dr W. B. Caldwell, 405 Wash
ington St., Montleello, 111. Your name
and address on a postal card will do.
TO BE BACKING NEW
STREET CAR. LINE
New Company to Have
Right to Consolidate
That the Incorporation of the Vir
ginia Terminal Company, for whose
charter a bill was introduced yesterday
by Congressman WW. J. Cary of Wis
consin Is to be the tangible outcome of
the plans for a new crosstown car Hue
exclusively reported In the Times a few
weeks ago beenmo known today. In
stead of a line across H street the new
company plans to run It along M street
from Rosslyn to the Union 8tatlon as a
city terminal for tho McLean and other
suburban electric lines now terminating
In Rosslyn and at the Washington end
of the Aqueduct bridge.
It Is reported, too, that the McLean
project of a crosstown lino on M street
for which a charter was Bought several
years ago In Congress and which was
defeated through the efforts of tho Cap
ital Traction Company, Is renewed and
the fight started over again by the in
troduction of the bill to give a charter
to the Virginia Terminal Company.
That the new company, lehartered,
will have the right and may attempt to
consolidate all the street railway lines
of (he District of Columbia la a featura
of tho proposed charter. But the char
ter expressly prevents a stock-watering
operation such as In the cases of for
mer combinations of street railway lines
In the District.
The primary purposo of the company,
according to A. A. Thomas, one of the
Incorporators, Is' to Improve the terminal
facilities of the roads which now coni
verpo at Rosslvn and make the business
section of Washington and the Union
Station easy of access to the popula
tion of Virginia on tho several lines,
Tho charter, however, Is broad In Its
scope a"nd Is designed to give tho In
corporators largo powers in the Dis
trict. While the Incorporators are sot
forth as "Harry Wardman, A. A.
Thomas, of tho District of Columbia;
J. G, Dudley, I. C. Taylor, nnd E. .
Crawford, of the State of Virginia, and
their associates, successors and ns
slgns," It Is generally understood to
day that John R. MeYLcan and his
nguoclntes In the Great Falls line are
the men back of the project. Mr.
Thomas said this morning that tho com
pany had its funds available to build
the new road the minute tho charter
was granted bv Congress,
To Allow Certain Rebates
dfflclal sanction to rebates has been
given by the Interstate Commerco
Commission. Theso rebates, however,
can not be secret, and must be pub
lished In the railroad tariffs so that
all may benefit.
It came to the notice of the Inter
state Commerce Commission that cer
tain railroads were making certain
allowance to some of their shippers
for hauling and handling products,
and otherwise aiding transportation.
An order was Issued today from the
commission giving the official O. K.
to this procedure, but making It ab
solutely essential that such allow
ances from the regular tariffs must
he published so that there will be no
discrimination and all shippers may
take advantage cf them If they so
PILLAGE THE RUINS
Sweeping Investigation to
Follow Industrial Work
LOS ANGELES, May 21,-The United
States grand Jury today began what
piomlses to be a searching lnvestigai
tlon of conditions In San Diego result
ing from the industrial Workers of the
World campaign for "free speech." As
sistant United States District Attorney
Dudley Robinson, who Is ip charge of
tho Investigation, asserted today that a
condition exists at San Diego, of which
the outside world has no conception.
When his attention was called to the re
ctnt Welnstock report to Governor
jniinson, Robinson said It was "mere
hearsay and contradictory In Itself."
He issued a stutement that a plot was
hatched in Los Angeles for certain ele
ments to gather in San Diego, blow up
the watet works, lighting plan, and
street railway simultaneously and then
start a pillaging campaign. Hidden dy
namite has been found there is con
siderable quantities. However, we will
hear both sides of the story, of course,
before taking any action."
The members of the vlstlantes at San
Dlcro have prepared for a giant demon-1
Biiuuun mere tomorrow, wneii j. ii,
Poiter, leader of the vigilantes, appears
before Superior Judge Guy to show
cause why he should not be punished
Distinguished Party Sees
Streets of Capital Ban
The chief highway engineers of
France, which Is admitted to have the
best system of roads in the world,
spent today In' and about Washington
driving over various thoroughfares of
this vicinity. This evening at 8 o'clock
tho visitors, who are headed by M.
Chargueraud, will be jdlned at the New
Wlllard by the American Association
for Highway Improvement, of which
Logan Wallace Page, director of the
United States Office of Publlq Roads,
The eminence of the visitors in
highway engineering Is shown by' the
positions they hold at home. M. Char
gueraud Is Inspector general of bridges
and highways and director of roads
and navigation of the French Republic,
besides being a councilor of .state.
M. de Pulllgny, another member of the
party, is chief of the French mission
of engineers to the United States.
M. Beauvalat Is an Inspector general
associated with M. Chargueraud, and
M. de Joly Is cngineer-ln-chlef of the
bridges and highways- department of
You can find out if you
want to know and,
of course, you do
what Paris says,
what a great dressmaker has
and what Miss Gould thinks,
not only about the Pannier
skirt, but also the other
new ideas in-spring and
The Pannier skirt is still scant.
There will be the kimono
sleeve and the sleeve bouf-,
There will be sash drapings,
flouncings and pleatings.
It will be a silk season in Paris
m" f 1 W" "W Wa
g i JCT-jars. mines,
VJ collected and
translated for you
out of the original
French about clothes,
and dress accessories,
"The Right Clothes for a
Short European Trip"
"The Lingerie Blouse of To
day" "Embroideries for Little
"An Embroidered Pongee
"Dress for a Girl Graduate"
"Two Stenciled Dresses"
and many other helpful hints
for every woman who wears
clothes and cares what she
wears and how she wears it.
Eating in Summer
Of course, you must cat, but this
is the time to abandon the heavy,
hotdishes. Miss Farmer describes
some excellent vegetarian dishes
and suggests a whole month of
menus for June.
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Special articles for mothers of daugtaexvanddaogfatcxs
of mothers, for husbands and whrcs; short stones aod v
lone stories; a delightful visit with "Princess "Ptt,"
the loveliest of English princesses; edrtoriakiaod ar
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In June a mother s fancyCnms tothoogbesof a $
daughters wedding, liie June Home Wed
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as Tne June Bnde's Linen Chest.
Vanishing Husband," however, is for wives
whose weddings occurred several Junes ago.
Luncheon and Parties
Each month has its own social Jsnctktos. FqriJlBoe
there are suggestions rangine aflwhevayfrom aanc
parties, indndine "A GoJBe Abroad .l
Luncheon,' which works ktHnrlsiAfj
Mks GoaUrs article on Tat SvCl
domes tor a ooort Huropean Asp.
The Summer Vacation
If you cannot go abroad why not spend! the wwark)twst-.
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The Fall of the Eiffel Tower
idea of the
It might be called the "Awful" Tower
Tower represents the great percentage of infwsl
mortality in the past which has been reduced oythc
methods described methods you can employ. It ,
will interest all mothers because summer is a harda
time for the baby.
And then the Children
There are more Kewpies, more Jack-and-Bettyi Adven
tures, Prizes for Young People, and a two-partstoryfor
girls, called Martha," by Eunice
Farland. There is also a fine picture
ready for framing, by a special new
German process the equivalent
of a costly engraving.
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