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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SUNIJAY, DECEMBER 8, 1912.
BUSINESS K EI
QF DISTRICT BOARD
House Subcommittee Finds
Commission Fails to Ef
' feet Economies.
Recommending- that numerous time
honored method of transacting the
business of the District sovernment
'and many of Ita branches be chanced
and In their stead more modern busi
ness methods be substituted, the sub
'committee of the House District com
mlttee, of which Congressman William
?. Redfleld, of New York. Is chairman,
yesterday afternoon submitted to the
JI0U9 ea report which the entire city Is
Declaring that some of the minor Dla.
trlct employes, arc Riven too much
power; that the District Commissioners
zau 10 urne advantage ot every oppor
tunity to save the Government money,
because their old methods of letting
contracts still are adhered to, the re
port censures the Commissioners, and
many of their subordinates. Much
pratse, however. Is given both the Com.
tnlssloners and the other District offl
'clals In the report
The Board of Educat'on. also, comes
In for Its part of criticism, because
.'mediaeval business methods" are still
In use. Because the appropriation com
mittees of Congress refuse to give ths
Board of Education more money for
Janitor rervlec, the committee also Is
Regarding the Board or Education
the committee finds: "That the man
agement of the business orrice of the
Board of Education has been Incompe
tent." The president of the board gen
erously contributed his time, amid
many cares, but cannot be expected,
tinder the present system, to give de
tailed supcrlvlslon. Nor Is It normal to
expert that for a salary to the secretary
ot 13,000, an olTlrer can be secured com
patent to handle efficiently the large
expenditure and the complex manage
ment of so great a business.
The committee makes the following
"That the purchasing officer shall only
he overruled by the formal action of the
Board of Commissioners.
"That receiving alternative bids under
a published specification wl'hout the
knowledge of all bidders thereunder bo
"That the acceptance of bid other
than the lowest shall be permitted only
by formal action of the Board of Commissioners."
ROAST "HAS BEENS
ON PRESS GRIDIRON
President Taft, "Uncle Joe" Cannon, and Others Put in
Disabled Class Field of Armageddon Staged.
A Song for Woodrow.
Q.-What la a gridiron?
isarlo," through lavish expenditure, had
a a,.i ... - ...k.ii -.!. .-i.i.... I misllHed as the champion Bull Moose
wu. an organisation which make. - J KSSSSSSS. DlSoi&to en!
ry.tn annual December dinner at the
Wlllard, toasting and roasting the po
litical personalities of the fall preced
ing. Suddenly the hotel waiters struck last
evening, while attending the 260 ban-
aueters at the annual dinner of the
rldlron Club and Consternation with
an upper case C ruled. But not for
long tho members of the club Jumping
to their feet, throwing napklna over the
left arm and, poising plates and plat
ters on the three extended fingers of tho
right hand, officiated with the easy and
debonair grace of those to the platter
The recent strike of the hotel-waiters
was not the only thing burlesqued at
ine uriairon dinner iar irom
new or Armageddon" was a
tered and sang
I know the way to get that Moose so
Why don't they turn BUI Bryan uponJIOUKnt by the police, pending an Invest!
"If they did that 'I'd have a good ex-
"For sajfng. "do It Bill, go It, Bull
Sinfi Song to Woodrow.
Carmen herself was that fickle Jsde
"Popular Applause" who, when Don
Woodrow appeared, sang . to him
"Woodrow, I'm yours for four long
.l- . .. .,,-. nii.MH. Mm
iu wiis, we u, iu written me r1 - ---- ., -
mi rMr aihmit mr.---wr- in-tv rti! the four warble "Don t WW!
. . - . - ' " , . .. A awnv" t
several dooks. inen, too, a . us wnen jruu ""i. Ti.
on the me
number of derelicts, otherwise "lame
ducks," suddenly entered the ballroom
where dinner was served. "Tresldent
Taft," wearing that Indelible smile; Cy
Sulloway, Nick Longworth, John Dal
lell, Senator Crane, William B. McKln
ley, and "Uncle Joe" Cannon thus
marched In grinning at the real owners
of these names, most of whom early In
the evening had -extended their shins
under the table where the Orldlroners
What tho "Rubbish" Held.
"President Taft" and the others were
slightly the worse for wear. They
limped on crutches and their clothes had
been badlv mussed. Their advent Into
the hall waa followed by that of a
"white wing," who was directed by
President Louis Oarthe to gather up
the "rubbish" lying about. The rubbish
proved to be articles of political ref
erence. Bull Moose horns were gath
ered In and Charles P. Taft's empty
wallet The last predictions of C D.
Hltles and Senator Dixon were other
prominent articles In his collection.
When the dinner had progressed a
little way "The Field of Armageddon"
was staged. One Saul had a prominent
part In this, ably assisted by that emi
nent corresoondent. Colonel Henry Wat
terson, and Colonel James Ham Lewis,
the faint blush of whose pink whiskers
was at first mistaken for the morn
peeping o'er the misty mountain tops.
After Saul had made a swift descent
on Washington, seeking a Job. "Car
men" was staged. "Don Jorge Perkln-
that even Bull
Democrats shed salty
BAY STATE POLICE
HUNT FOR MAN WHO
LEFT DEAO WOMAN
Autopsy Will Be Held to
Verify Suspicion of
MARLBORO. Mass.. Dec. ?. A man
known aa William Mlnr la being
gallon of the mysterious death of
woman who for four weeks lived here
with him as h's wife. The woman was
LITTLE GIRL HIGGED
BY SPEAKER CLARK
Visits House, Makes Cute Speech
to Presiding Officer, arid
Gets His Photo.
IN U. S. BY tr:ck
Innocent ' Clause Brings
Twenty Observers to Watch
Speaker Champ Clark hugged a little
girl yesterday. She was four-year-old
Josephine Weller, daughter, of Joseph I.
Weller, of this city, and she came' to
the House with her seven-yesr-old sla
ter,, Catherine, and Miss Genevieve
Clark, the Speaker's daughter.
Little Josephine had a cute speech for
2f..i."i.wTlcn. W.V .T '"i."; i QlJINCr. Mass.. Dec. S.-The Argen
iiuiinj ner in liiv initial, ut ivi uicotiiwu -, . : ... .. ..
to her and her slater photographs of , 'ne government Is educating many of
himself, and Invited them to call again. Its naval officers, and building up tne
Another little caller at the House yes- nucleili of an educated naval command
icraay was Benjamin u. jonnsoii. six
years oia, tne
WARNS COUNTRY OF
GREAT FOOD CRISIS
Washington Visitor-Urges Munic
ipal Markets to Protect
"sin of R.Te.eMaUv. nl ." " 0"Unc,e 8m' U wa"
oseDh Johnson of South Carolina, lie declared today.
found dead In bed at the lodgings of Played In the House all afternoon our- I Twenty Argentine navai oincers are
the couple In a boarding house con. M '..H""""8 "Y" "5SKffiE ?e,tt"ert " V9 Fo.re Wver Bhlpbulld
Hut the alleged reorganises of the
Republican party put things less ginaiy.
They sang a little ditty which ran:
"In the Green Mountain State, recollec',
Old Tnft won out by a neck;
And we'd 've elected him.
If they hadn't neglected him
In forty-six States, by Heck!"
Shots At Many Notables.
A mefsenged from the rock-ribbed Itc
nubllcan State of Vermont who sang
ki. hnilnd and fellow-songster irom
Utah were suddenly unmssked and they
proved to be Churles P. Keyscr. a cor
respondent ot a Bt, uouis paper. nu
Edward B. Clark, a Chicago represents
tlve They are new membera of the
club who were undergoing Initiation.
Manv-shots were made at many per
sonalities. Including that "stable
minded, never-changlng-hls-vlews pa
triot Herbert H. Hadley. .that "sterirng
revlalonlst. Reed Bmoot;" the "great
friend of the common people. Senator
Penrose," nnd "Forglve-Your-Enemles
Ilobert M. La Follette." . . . . . i
Every member of the Cabinet heard
the fun poked at President Taft. It was
the first gridiron dinner as Cabinet
members for these worthies, and none
overlooked the laat chance. Other dig-,
nltarlea were there, including the Brltl-i
Ish ambassador, Jamea Uryce, who en
joyed It all hugely. Two hundred and
fifty men ate the food, drank the drinks,
and laughed at the jokes of tho even-l
ducted by Mrs. Mary J. Carpenter, on
Earlier In the day, It Is said the man
asked the superintendent of the factory
where he was employed to advance him
money, saying his wife was dead. He
told a fellow-emploje his wife had com
The man had taken a train out of
town. No marks of violence were
found. The medical" examiner will per
Judicial, and executive appropriation
diii, ana nsa a nearly welcome on dom
Iowa Is Nearly Blind
8. Klrkpatrlck. the Democrat elected
In the Sixth Iowa district over Con
gressman N. E. Kendall. Is nearly blind
form an autonsv today on the theory and carries In his body about two hun-
that she was poisoned. I dred pieces of lead, both conditions re-
I suiting from the gun play of moonshln-
w i 5ii t i ers who have.croased his path. He has
cci iii iinjuant.
UNION, S. C, Dec. S.-A distinct
earthquake shock was felt at Weat
Springs and Olcnn Bprlngs, near here,
vesterday. Many persons rushed Into
the streets In alarm. No damage was
Ing Company's yard to oversee the con
struction of the big battleship Hlva
davla for the Argentine republic. The
Innocent cjause In the company's con
tract, which specled that construction
must be ovorseen by representatives of
the customer, was nothing out ot the
But. whereas the United States Gov
ernment deems two naval experts
enough to superintendent the construc
tion of a dreadnaught tike the North
Dakota, the Argentine government has
written to South Trimble, of the House, no less than twenty naval men "over-
thanking him for kind remembrance seeing" at Qulncy.
and remarking that he will feel de- Th. Argentine aentlemen Includa
nendent In the next Congress because Argenune gentlemen inciuae
of his lick of vision. He will besr about commanders. surgeons, lieutenants,
the same relation to the Houae that the constructors, and ensigns. Each one
Mind Senator Oore, of Oklahoma, does i Is supervising and overseeing all the
I to the upper branch. I construction work here.,
The approach of a greater food crisis
than this country ha ever known Is
predicted by Mr. Elmer Black, of New
York, now visiting In Washington after
a trip through Europe, where ah In
vestigated municipal marketingand at
tended the peace conference at Geneva.
Her Idea come as the result of a view
of the United State market from the
continental angle. She believes that
municipal markets, well managed, fur
nish a partial solution for the problem
of living costs.
She consider Washington In advance
of New York In the matter of the sate
and distribution of food, but she sounds
a warning agalnat waste between the
farmer ana consumer.
American Miners Jailed
For Killing of Rescuers
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 8. J. Long and
Oscar Lagendorff, American mining
men, are In J.UI at Parral, Mex., ac
cused of murder, according to letter
received. The letter explain that the
camp of the two men wfcs attacked by
bandits, and they sent to Parral for aid.
The Parral chief of police and a band
of civilians responded, and when they
arrived without uniform the Americans
thought they were bandits and fired on
The chief of pollco wa killed and the
Americans were arrested. Long I a
brother of tho American consul, J. I.
Long, of Parral.
Low Prices for Letters. '
PHILADELPHIA, Dec lCompara
tlvely low prices wera realised at a sale
of historical letter held her yester
day. The highest price war paid for a
letter from Martha . Washington ad.
dressed to Mrs. F. Washington," which
wa sold for $7M. A letter from John
Paul Jone brought IIS.
Doctors "duck" giving advice about
catching- Cold, according to Medical
Review ot Review.
If you will lire In moderation, not
tuff or drink too much; wear suit
able clothing, no low aboes and silk
stockings In winter.
Take ample exercise In the fresh
air; sleep In a properly ventilated
room and keep "Seventy-seven"
handy taking a dose at the first
chill or shiver, you will seldom catch
If you wait until you begin to
cough and sneexe It may take longer.
A small vial ot pleasant pellets,
fits the vest pocket. At your Drug
gist 25c, or mailed.
Humphreys' Ilomto. Medicine Co., IM Win
Isra it. New York. Adertlwmtnt.
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