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THE WASHINGTON. TDEES, TUESDAY, 3IAY 21, 1912.
East Washington Associa
tion Meets and Discusses
Action on tho pending District excise
bllt was postponed and tho resolution
Indorsing the measure was sidetracked
by the East Washington Citizens' As
sociation through the efforts of Albert
'BchiUtols, J. I. Wcller. and others. Tho
letrong opposition manifested by the op
ponents of the proposed law nnally suc
ceeded In sending tho bill back to tho
, executive committee for further con
sideration and report, the proposed law
rto bo taken up at a meeting that tho
Qhartcan will call.
Tho association placed Itself on record
'as opposed to tho bill recommended by
the District Commissioners abolishing
the Board of Education, or any other
law that would change tho present sys
tem of control of tho public schools.
D. M. HUdreth, chairman of tho com
mittee on education, presented the ad-
I verso report to the Commissioners' bill,
and Mr. Schultots added the amendment
I that Includes other similar bills that
'may be presented.
Tho Galllnger bill, to keep the water
rate at Its present level, was Indorsed
by the organization.
Causes Heated Remarks.
Consideration of the excise bill, tho
iworlts-Jones measure, stirred strong
feelings and heated remarks In tho brief
time before it was put back to the hands
of the executive committee. The cora
jinltteo had recommended that tho bill
be considered section by section. Mr.
Weller raised tho point 'that tho ques
tion of the excise law Is not within tho
scope of association activities under the
conainuuon or. tne organization. Ho
eald that tho subjects of politics and
religion are barred, and he considered
that the excise question would therefore
bo ruled out. The executive committee
is instructed to determine this point In
.considering the bill.
x-rosiaent w. sa. potter, or the asso
' elation, was one of the chief champions
I of tho bill. The resolution that was
slderatlon was prepared by him. Presi
dent Potter said "The Times is on the
right road In this excise fight. I hope
It will stand to its jruns to the end.
KVVhen the meeting comes at which this
(measure Is taken up i will give facts
inat wui oe siaruing and convincing of
the need for the adoption of the Works
The resolution that President Potter
was forced to hold until the excise
.Question is finally considered is:
Resolution Held Up.
Whereas tho sale of Intoxicating llq
Bor in tho city of Washington, District
f Columbia, has grown to such an ex
tent as to threaten the peace and mor
als of our citizenship, ruining our
young men, increasing the list of crim
inals, depriving wives and children of
that support which rightly belongs to
them, perpetuating low and dangerous
dives In alleys and secluded localities
of the city, endangering the lives of the
Whereas It Is believed by the great
majority of. the citizens of Washington
'that a reduction of the number of sa
loons and places where Intoxicating
.liquors may be sold and a redistribution
.of those allowed to continue in the
No Cfues to Who Attempted to Set Fire to House of
William Brinidey News Notes of
' ' . Anacostia. '
WASHINGTON TIMES BUREAU.
ANACOSTIA, D. C., MAT 21.
An Investigation Into the reported ef
fort at Incendiarism at the premises of
William Brlnkley, In Howard road, last
Saturday night, when tho family was
asleep In the dwelling, was started
yesterday by Flro Marshal Nicholson,
with the assistance of several members
of the Eleventh precinct. Tho discovery
that Brlnkley stated to the police ho
had made on Sunday morning after
arising Indicated that some coal oil had
b'qen poured on the frame house at Its
base, being afterward set on Are. It
burned out, however, leaving only the
charred wood to Indicate that there had
been a Are. '
John E. Webb, who died yesterday
mornlnsr nt his rcntdcncn. 2120 Thir
teenth stroot, was a son of Mr, and Mrs.1
wuiiam H. webb. lie nad lived an ins
life In Anacostia. His death followod
a lingering Illness. Ho was twenty
four vears old. The young man was a
lifelong member of St. Teresa's Pariah,
having been connected with St. Teresa's
Branch No. 631, Catholic Knights of
America, and the Young Men's Club
His wife, Mrs. Rlzpah Flnottl Webb, and
a young son survive. William Webb.
father of the deceased, Is the chief
engineer of No. 16 Fire Engine Com
pany, District Fire Department, at Ana
costia, Funeral services will be held on
Thursday morning from St. Teresa's
Church at 10 o'clock. The Interment will
be made In Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Captain Brooke, assistant to tho En
gineer Commissioner, has Informed tho
citizens that thirty-two Norway maples
have been planted In Fourteenth Ftreet
between Good Hope road and V street,
and that twenty-three glngko trees
have been set out In Talburtt street
east of Nichols avenue.
'business under more stringent regula
tions In granting licenses and the con
duct of the business will result in the
betterment of conditions in the District
Therefore, be it resolved, by the
'Washington Citizens' Association at Its
(regular monthly meeting held this 20th
Iday of May, 1912, That while It is not as
'stringent in Its provisions as It should
Jbe, yet, being a step In the right direc
tion, we heartily Indorse Senate bill
INo. 6161, known as the Works excise
bill and urge Its Immediate passage.
1 Resolved. That a copy of those reso
lutions be transmitted to the chairmen
of the Senate and House committees
land the Commissioners of the District
The flnal meeting prior to memorial
day of John Logan Post, No. 13, G. A.
R.. which will convene In the homo of
Commander A. B. Friable, In Thirteenth
street, and Logan Relief Corps, No.
7, which will assemble In the residence
of 'Mrs. Ida Ferguson, president, in
Fourteenth street, will take place to
morrow evening. The arrangements for
the decoration or the graves In the two
cemeteries at tho Government Hospital
for the Insane will be simple. The
women will make an early morning visit
to -the cemetery outside the asylum,
whllo tho hospital floral committee will
decorate the mounds In tho cemetery
inside the walls. Commander A. B.
Frlsblo will collect tho flowers, whllo
tho asylum will supply others.
Howard Carrlck, assistant engineer of
No. 15 Fire Engine Company, of this
place, who has been on his annual
leave, returned this morning, and Priv
ate Rozler Wright, of Congress Heights,
has gone now on his vacation.
Mrs. H. O'Brien, matron at tho Gov
ernment Hospital, today left for a visit
with relatives In New York city.
Dr. J. J. Loughran, whose assignment
to tho Immigration service of tho Pub
lic Health and Marine Hospital Service
with station at Ellis Island, N. Y., was
announced somo weeks ago. today de
parted to tako up his duties.
Tho united churches of Anacostia,
enlisted In a continuation of the Men
and Religion Forward Movement, will
tonight conduct services In the Meth
odist Church at Congress Heights, and
on Friday night they will meet In
Methodist Hall, Anacostia, for tho con
President O A Emmons, of tho Con
gress Height Citizens' Association, has
canea a meeeting or tnc organization
for tonight In the organizations' office,
in Nichols avenue.
"GAG RULE" FIGHT
Result of Battle Waged by
Postal Employes MayBe
The Highland Athletic Club, of Ana
costia, defeated the Newark AthWlc
Club by tho score of 12 to 5 In a base
ball game, therebv winning the first
contest that the local team has en
gaged in since organization.
i f -
District Banks Get
One Million Dollars
One million dollars In United Sta'eo
currency was distributed to the national
banks of tho District today by tho
Treasury Department. Each of the nH-
tlonal bank In the city received a pro
rata pnare or mis minion, which is a
part of the District tax funds In tho
Banks receiving deposits have to give
bonds as collateral security nnd have to
pay the Government 2 per cent Interest
on the deposits. Another million dollars
will be distributed May 29.
Report Expected to Urge
Lower Assessments in
One of the Important questions which
the Senate will be called on to consider
when It takes up the postoftlce appro
priation bill Is the provision which tho
Houbp 1ms adopted which will prevent
the Imposition of the "gag rule" on tho
employes In the postal service.
Tho utmost Interest has been aroused
In the matter among employes of tho
postal service and among Government
employes generally. If the Postofflec
Department employes havo the ban
lifted from them In this respect it will
doubtless follow that other Government
employes will bo treated similarly.
In tho House, the vote was 112 In
favor of the provision against the "gag
rule" and one against It. The single
vote recorded In the negative was that
of Minority Leader Mann.
The purpose of the provision against
the "gog rule" Is to restore to tho
Government employes within the scope
of the pos,tofflce appropriation bill what
they assert Is their right, under the
Constitution, of free speech. It would
prohibit the Issue of any executive
order denying the right of the postal
employes to appear before committees
of Congress or engage In other activi
ties for the purpose of obtaining better
wages, shorter hours or the redress or
adjustment of grievances of any sort.
The American Federation of Labor Is
taking a hand In the matter and Is urg
ing the legislation. In fact. It Is largely
due to the efforts of the Federation that
the House has taken action. The sup
porters of the provision against the
"gag rule" predict the Senate will tako
th same action as the House, although
thero Is marked opposition. If that Is
done. Inasmuch as tne provision Is In an
appropriation bill and cannot bo vetoed
without "vetoing tho entire bill, it will
go Into law.
The next step that will follow the
adoption of the provision against the
"gag rule" will bo to strengthen and
work. out the movement to form labor
unions among postal employes, which
will be affiliated with the American
Federation of Labor.
TAKESTOLL OF ONE
Refugee Is Drowned Near
, New Orleans When Boat
The subcommittee of the House DIs
trlct Committee, which has been Investl
gating the assessment and taxation sys
tem of tho District has practically com
pleted Its hearings, and will soon file a
report suggesting radical changes In
Congressman George, chairman of tho
subcommittee, wilt draft the report,
which, It Is understood, will recommend
an entirely new taxation system. The
principal feature of tho report will bo
the recommendation that the assess
ments on tho bulk of tho Improved prop
erty In the northeast, southeast, and
southwest, and certain sections of tho
northwest, shall bo materially reduced,
while the assessments against "down
town" northwest property will bo raised
to offset tho loss.
The Qeorgn subcommittee takes tho
view that many business houses, hand
noino residences, apartments ana hotels
have been assessed at a figure entirely
too low, while residence property, par
ticularly beyond tho "down-town" zono
has In manv instances paid mote than
Its sharp of the taxation burden.
The subcommittee proposes to work
out an equalization plan and to rec
ommend such legislation as may be nec
essary to onnblc the tax assessment of
fice to readjust the entire scale of prop
Mr. George docs not Intend that the
report shall bo based on the slnglo tax
Idea, but It Is understood that he will
demonstrate that under the present
method of assessment the enhanced
value of land In the business section of
the city has not been takn Into ac
count in all cases, while In the sub
urban and rcsldenco sections there havo
not been allowances for depreciation In
cases where, depreciation has occurred.
Church Not Exempted.
On recommendation of W. P. Rich
ards, assessor of the District, tho Com
missioners today exempted from taxa
tion tho lot purchased by the Petworth
M. E. Church at the corner of Eighth
und Shepherd streets, northwest, fl'he
property was Improved recently by the
extension of the church building, and
will be exempt from taxation as long
uh used for religious purposes.
NEW ORLEANS. May 21.-The Mis
sissippi flood cost one moro life at
Morgan City today by the capsizing of
a boat which was carrying refugee
from an Island.
Tho crevasse In tho dike at Hymella
continues to widen because of tho con
stant rush of watpr through tho breach.
Engineers thoro reported that tho break
was 1,117 feet in width.
At Ddnaldsonvlllo 2,000 men, women.
and children gathered at tho foot of
tho statue of tho Virgin Mary, which
stands on elevated ground, vowing not
to flee while tho statue was out of wa
ter. Tho flood waters at that point arc
rising and reports before noon Indicated
that the statue would bo submerged
At Melville the water has risen six
Inches In the past twenty-four hours.
Every train leaving that district Is
crowded with fugitives. The lower
parts of tho city aro covered with
water from threo to seven feet In
Government engineers are contem
plating their efforts to close the Alto
crevasse, which Is now 1,000 feet wide.
Labor Union Favors
High Rate for "Sharks"
Believing that loan sharks are entitled
to 2 per cent a month rather than 1 per
cent, the rate Imposed by the Houso In
the bill now pending, tho Central Labor
Union went on record again last night
In favor of a 2 per cent rate, adopting
a resolution to this effect Introduced
by President Snelltngs.
The bill as passed by the Senate pro
vided a rato of 1 per cent, which was
cut down by the House.
Emmet Adams presented a report
from the Chamber or Commerce advis
ing against the employment of non-union
labor In constructing tho grandstands to
be erected In connection with the un
veiling of the Columbus memorial.
fTVHIS is fair with the pub-
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especially where there are
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each bottle, too, is Alj k can
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It's made, of the best ginger,
sugar, oils of best limes and
lemons, and crystal-pure spring
water. Its wholesomeness and ,
delicious taste appearto alL
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Leam&sr Onega Psatyhda
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the owner of one of the
MIDDAUGH & SHANNON,
Can view from his front porch.
These homes are on 20th
street, in "Ingleside." Rock
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beauty, is just across the street.
Such a superb location great
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Middaugh & Shannon's "Olde
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Victors, $10 to $100
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