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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, SATURDAY, JANUARY 4: 1913.
BROKEN BY SALES
HOT WATER BOHLE
Big Garage to Be Built, and Historic Bancroft House Modernized
OF TENANTS TO GET
USED IN ATTEMPT
TO OBTAIN BEER
Drawing of Massive Garage to Be Built By the Adams Express Company, On Third Street Northeast. Milburn, Heister & Co., Architects.
Total of $62,000,000
Paid in 8,077 Big
W. Fitzpatrick Believes
Saloonkeepers Are Keeping
Bryan Probably Slated for
Cabinet Place, and Others
Seek Good Berth.
Demand Would Force
Strictly to Law, Says
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FIXED AT $5,000,000
December Transactions Prove
Be Unusually Good, De
Last year was a remarkable one in
local realty operations. Not only were
there effected the two largest sales of
real estate In the city's history, but the
total investment in the purchase of and
loans on property reached the unpre
cedented figure or J62,O00,00O-establlsh-Ing
a monthly average of more than
The investments excelled 1911 "by a
trifle more than $1,000,000. In tlie num
ber of transactions effected and in the
volume of trading, 1912 is behind its pre
decessor. During .the last twelve
months 8,077 sales were consummated,
involving 16,463 lots and parcels of real
estate. The previous year witnessed the
closing of 8,221 sales In which were in
cluded 17,289 lots and parcels of realty.
In the office of the Recorder of Deeds
1913 surpassed by 113 papers the total
recordation of any previous year in the
annals of the office. A total of 26,220
papers were received this year as com
pared with 26,107 in 1811. which had been
the banner year in- the offlee. The
record by montiisjthls vear shows Jan
uary. 2.0W papers; February. 1.995:
March, 2.23G; April. 2.2S0; May. 283;
June. 2.183; July. 2.246; August. 2,001;
September, 1,914: October. 2.713; Novem
ber. 270, and December, 1,930.
Deals In December.
The sum of $3,000,000 represents the
amount Invested during December In
the purchase of and loans on real es
state. The past month saw 627 transac
tions closed In which were Involved 955
lots and parcels of real estate. Despite
two weeks of Inactivity the showing for
the last month is creditable. The total
investments for the past year by
months is January. JCOOaoO; February.
$4,500,000; March. $5,750,000: April. KW.UO;
.Hay. $5,000,000; June. $5,250,000; July. $6,
87400; August, $4,000,000; September. $4.
000.000: October. $&617.000; November.
$3-500.000. and December, J5.000.0A
The. two highest priced sales of 1912
involved the Southern building, at
F.Tteenth and H streets northwest, and
the Arlington Hotel at Vermont avenue.
H and 1 streets. At the reported price
of $2,000,000. or at the valuaUon by the
assessors, of $1,554,000, the Southern
building takes first place in the record
of sales of 1912. The Arlington site sold
for $1,400,000 for the ground alone, and
when Improvements are completed will
represent an outlay of six or seven mil
lions of dollars.
Other Big Sales.
Other large sales in the business sec
tion during 1912 Included the Hayden
property at Tenth and F streets, bought
by Abraham Elsenberg, of Baltimore,
for about $400,000; the Hotel Montrose,
at Fourteenth and H streets, bought by
E. E. Jordan for $175,000; premises 1315
and 3317 H street, sold for J250.000 to
Emma Walter; the Ohio Bank building.
at Twelfth and G streets, for $250,000,
and 705 and 707 Market space, at the
same figure, traded by Emmons S
Smith and James Sharp, a considera
tion of $150,000 figured in the purchase
of the old Hotel Johnson, at Thirteenth
and E streets, by Charles Pacobsen.
Among the sales of the year at or
around the $100,000 mark were the Equi
table building, at 1003 F street, purchased
by Woodward & Lothrop; the Hotel
Klsmere In H street. Just west of Four
teenth street, bought by Secretary of
the Navy Meyer; stores 720 to 724
Seventh street, sold to Melvin Behrends
for $100,009 In cash by a court trustee
jnd a portion of the old Mahone lot at
First and M streets northeast, sold to
xl Virginia corporation for $112,424.40.
Close to this figure were the sales of
tne property at Thirteenth and I streets
lo the Young Women's Christian Asso
ciation; 1322 to 1326 G street northwest,
tc Miss Shoemaker: premises 502 Ninth
street and X)3 E street, to Ellas Heiden
helmer. and 1111 G street, to Hugh
Make Hundred Deals.
The brokers succeeded In closing an
even hundred sales In the pant five
cipys, the week being abbreviated by the
holiday of New Year day and the half
licllday on the eve of the festival. Yes
terday was the busiest of the five days,
the brokers closing twenty-sis sales.
Thursday saw twenty-five deeds record--d
and twenty-four sales were made on
.Monday. On the half-holiday of Tues
day only fifteen sales were closed and
Saturday's short day witnessed only
Involved in the week s trading were
43 lots and parcels of realty. The north
west returned to the lead of the mar
let, a place it has not held for many
necks. It h&d forty-nine lots to Its
credit. The outlying suburban section
was In second place with forty-two par
tls sold. There were thirty-three lots
conveyed In thp near-urban section. The
three other city sections were grouped,
'nlv one lot separating them. Seven
lots were transferred in the southeast,
fix In the southwest and five in the
.A new record was established this
Teek In the money market where the
1 total of loans reached $1,798,421.60. As
tecurity for this sum 218 lots were en
cumbered. The average interest rate
iias 5.5 per cent.
NcW loans predominated this neck
liowing an aggregate of $1,714,292.62.
The sum of all the notes given for de
ferred purchase monev was $57,728.98.
the output of the building associations
The northwest far outstripped Its com
netllors as the most desirable security
this week. Loans in this section totaled
Jl.647.SS4.8i. County property was en
cumbered to the extent of $131,536.78.
The record of loans in the other city
sections -nas northeast. $8,600: south
cast, $7,450, and southwest, $2,850.
Real Estate Firm
Moves Its Offices
Norman & Robinson, who have been
operating their real estate business at
751 Fifteenth street northwest, have
moved into more commodious quarters
at suite 201 Southern building. An In
crease in the business, demanding more
office room, is given as the reason for
the znove. Norman & Jiomnson deal ex
clus'vely in sales.
Pennsylvanians to Meet.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Pennsylvania Society will be held to
night la Pythian Temple, 1013 Ninth
f rffair -
A Tenants' Union, to work along lines
similar to the .labor unions and to
tight the landlord in an effort to secure
absolutctly fireproof buildings, is ad
vocated by F. W. Fitzpatrick. commis
sioner of the International Associa
tion of Building Commissioners, in a
paper entitled "Individual Fire Fight
ing," In December "Fire Protection."
"For what are buildings built," asks
Mr. Fitzpatrick, and he answers his
own questions: "To produce incomes
for the owners; to bring In shekels
solely and only."
"Is the tenant considered at all in
the deal? Only In so far as the building
is made attractive to him in order that
he may come Into it and day In it
so as to produce the aforesaid revenue.
He is baited Into it. angled for, netted
Wants Fire-Proof Homes.
There are probably not over ten
buildings in the country that offer ab
solute safety to the tenants as well
as protection to the Interests of the
owner, declares Mr. Fitzpatrick, whoso
home at 43)0 Sixteenth street has been
the subject of much commendatory
comment on account of Its absoluttt
Mr Fitzpatrick makes light of the
term "fireproof" as it is commonly used.
He claims that the owners of the large
office buildings al lover the country .n
troduce some fireproof features, but do
not attempt to make the building abso
lutel fireproof. The features that are
fireproof, he says, apply to the exterior
walls of the structure, and not to the
interior, where the valuable papers and
furniture of the tenants are kept.
"If fire can spread from room to room.
from storv to story, and destroy the
contents of the building, however little
it may damage the structure, that build
ing Is not "fireproof as far as the ten
ant is concerned. If there are not fire
proof steel doors between the rooms,
and if there is wood finish, paneling,
celling, wainscoting, door trim, and
i,uch frumpery. however pretty it may
be, the building Is not fullv fireproof,
and the tenant is not Justified In pay
ing and the owner In claiming, a high
rental on account of the excellence of
Advises Tenants' Union.
Mr. Fitzpatrick says Jt can be done
that tenants can get absolute protection
from fire if they demand It. There is
such a thing, he says, as an absolute
fireproof building, and the tenants
should unite in their demands for such
"What's the matter with a Tenants'
League, a Tenants' Union? In all se
riousness, we urge those who depend
upon others to provide buildings for
their occupancy, to unite in some form
or other so as to give weight, sub
stance, and authority to the demands
they are Justified in making as to how
complete tb,ese buildings must be for
the aforesaid proponents to occupy
AND HOMES SOLD
Gardiner & Dent Report Several
Good Deals During Past
Several good deals, both In business
and residence properties, were closed
during the week through the office of
Gardiner & Dent.
The largest transaction was of the
business property at 1805 Fourteenth
street, which was sold to an out of town
purchaser for Mrs. Nannie F. Phillips
for a consideration of about $12,000. The
building is a two-story brick structure,
occupying a lot seventeen and a half
by 120 feet to a twenty-foot paved alley
in the rear.
Four dwelling sales are reported
through the same office. Mrs. Rosa
Miller purchased from David Bucking
ham. Jr., premises 1739 Church street,
northwest, the consideration being $5,850.
The lot fronts eighteen feet on Church
street and has a depth of 100 feet to an
alley. The building is a two-story brick
of six rooms, reception hall and bath,
and contain many modem fixtures. It
was purchased as an investment.
For Aloysius Wenger, Gardiner &.
Dent sold the three-story, ten room
brick at 43 Rhode Island avenue. The
consideration was $5,500, and the pur
chaser w 111 occupy the property.
Aloysius Wenger purchased through the
same office, a lot in Chevy Chase at the
corner of Keokuk street and Connecti
cut avenue. The lot containes about
14,000 feet and the consideration was
$),DO0. The property was purchased
from Allan E. "Walker and Mr. Wenger
expects to build on it a handsome resi
dence. Dr. W. F. R. Phillips has purchased
from W. Bladen Jackson, through the
same office, a frame dwelling at the
corner of New York avenue and Twen
tieth street. The consideration was
J2.&00 and it was bought as an invest
ment. POSTAGE A DRAIN
ON WILSON'S PURSE
President-Elect Likely to
Right to Use Franks in
The stamp bills of President-elect
Woodrow Wilson have become to heavy
that the mail flanking privilege may
be extended to him by act of Congrct-s.
The drain upon his private purse Is
heavy, .and Democratic leaders believe
It is unjust to burden him with this
item of expense between now and
Congressman Ollle James. Senator
elect from Kentucky, probablv will In
troduce a resolution in the House ex
tending the mall franking privilege to
all those elected to the Presidency be
tween election and inauguration day.
Reports which have reached Wash
ington state that Mr. Wilson is spend
ing about J60 a week for stamps with
which to handle his voluminous cor
respondence. Baby's Fire Kills Two.
t'HJCAUU, Jan. .-Stanley Brown,
aged four, set lire to the home in his
mothers absence She was burned to
death with hT two-year-old eon while
trying to rescue him. Stanley was not
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Built Century Ago.
Another of the old landmarks of
Washington, one of those buildings,
growing fewer each year, that are pla
carded during inauguration week, and
pointed out to sightseers of the city,
has been remodeled into a modern busi
It is the old Bancroft house at 1623
H street northwest; famous because for
many years George Bancroft, the noted
American historian, had his residence
there. The house is supposed to be
about S. hundred years old, 'though the
exact date of its construction does not
seem to be definitely established in the
historical records of the city.
Presents Modern Appearance.
For the past several years the house
has been occupied without changing
its design, by the Tea Cup Inn, but on
account of the trend of business in thai
direction the owner, Edward H. Ever
ett, of Ohio, has' changed the building
Into business shops 'and apartments.
Horace T. Westcott, Mr. Everett's
Washington agent, has supervised the
remodeling of this property, as well as
the improving of the Richmond Hotel
and other properties owned by Mr.
Everett in this block. The contractors
in charge were Meitzler & McKay.
The building presents a strictly mod
ern appearance, with Its massive plate
glass windows and bright brass railings.
It has been repainted and rcpapered
throughout, and to all appearances is
new, though the walls have stood
through scores of years.
Soon Ready for Occupancy.
The house fronts forty-five feet on
H street, and Is fifty-six feet deep. It
is three stories and , a basement in
helcht. and the basement and first
floor have been arranged for shops, two
to each floor. The fronts of each shop
are entirely of plate glass. The second
floor Is rented out to a dressmaking es
tablishment, and the top floor Is ar
ranged for apartments.
The workmen are now putting the fin
ishing touches on the Interior, and the
shops will be ready for occupancy
within the next week.
Dictionary Is Exhausted, But
Furniture Safe When
Senator Ashurst of Arizona, who got
into a hot erbal encounter with Sen
ator Bailey of Texas on the floor the
other day, and was Invited by the
Texan to "reply outside" is finding the
life of a new Senator not lacking In
variety. In addition to getting Into a
collision with Bailey, Senator Ashurst.
since the new jear opened, has got
tangled up In a wordy duel with Sec
retary of the Interior Fisher.
The first reports were that the Cabi
net minister threw the Senator out of
his office, but consideration of the
physique of the two officials Involved
showed the Improbability of this. What
realv happened was a verbal encounter,
at close range. In which certain opin
ions of a highly personal sort were ex
changed. The trouble was over a decision of the
department under the Arizona mining
laws. Senator Ashurst called to pro
test. As he warmed to his subpect. he
turned loose a whole flood of adjec
tives against the unfortunate opinion.
Secretary Fisher, who Is something of a
linguist retorted In kind.
The low wound up by Senator As
hurst -e king Fibber If he had ever tiled
a mining cas-e ur.d by the Secretary ln
Uting the Senator to go to a climate
ecn warmer than that of Washington
None of the furniture was marred or
ecn displaced, mit the dictionary fell
ocr exhausted when the battle onded
Saved Her Ears 72 Years.
WAYNESBURG, Pa. Jan. 4.-SOrel
away from home when a child by her
parents telling her that certain visi
tors would cut off her ears, Mlfcs l.'i
clnda Lewis, lived alone in the woods
all her life. She is dead today, aged
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Modern Business Building.
ILL BE IMPROVED
AT 50,000 COST
Citizens' Body Receives Re
port From District Com
Only two streets that were recom
mended to be improved by the Brook
land Citizens' Association were not
similarly treated by the District Com
missioners, and. In addition, the Com
missioners included two streets which
the association left unmentloned. A
report containing this Information was
read at the monthly meeting of the as
sociation last night held at the Masonic
Temple. Twelfth and Monroe streets,
northeast. The total expenditure repre
sented by these recommendations
amounts to nearly JOCOW, the report
After the reports of officers had been
approved, a resolution was read in
dorsing the proposed plan of the Park
Commissioners of the District In regard
to the Lincoln memorial. The resolu
tion was unanimously adopted, and
several members made strong Individ
ual expressions of commendation. It
was decided to use every effort to push
the proposed plans.
At the next meetlnir Itrlstow Adams.
president of the Rhode Island Citizens
president of the Rhode island citizens
Association, will deliver ms iiiusirmeu
1r.nln HI AnniAa " 1I AllflTPU
lecture, "Forest Reserves." Mr. Adams
was formallv with the Forestry Bureau,
and tin- slides he will use were made
by the Government.
Former Partners Join
In Business Again
Samuel Goldenberg. and Charles R.
Mornn. who were formerly partners In
the real estate business, but who have
been operating separately for the past
j ear, have rcunltod and Incorporated
under the name of the Goldrnbcrg-Mo-mn
Company. The offices of the firm aie
on the main floor of the Woodward
building. Both are well known joung
brokers and deal In all branches of the
teal estate business.
The Liver is the
Road to Health
If the lirer it right the whole irKem m rajas.
UVER PILLS will
gently awaken your
np liver and cure
lot of appetite, tick headache and duxinea
Purely vegetable. You need them
Small Pill, Small Data, Small Pries.
The GENUINE must bear lisnatura
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ROCiLLE MAN IS
RELD ON CHAM
Bail Is Fixed at $250 Pre
liminary Hearing in
ROCKVILLE. Md.. Jan. 4. George
Askins. colored, who Is charged with
having shot and seriously wounded
his wife near Sandy Spring, this coun
ty a few weeks ago, was given a pre
liminary hearing before Judge Mace in
police court here yesterday. The wife
failed to appear against her husband.
Justice Mace held Asklns for the action
of thr grand Jury and fixed his ball
at J2.7). Asklns, it Is charged, shot his
wife in the arm with a shotgun, Inflict
ing a serious wound.
Licenses to marry have been Issued
by the clerk of the circuit court here
to John II. Stewart and Effle O. Rog
ers, both of this county: Charles 1).
Cole and .Mary Susan Williams, both
of Richmond, Va.; John William Brig
ham and Ro."ie Kstellc Whalen, both of
this county, and Krnest Bowlen Poole,
of thlh county, and Daisy Flynn, of
Raymond and Walter Adams and
Benjamin Jackson, colored, were con
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vicied in police court here yesterday
of charges of assault preferred by
Walter Holt, alfeo colored. The Adams
brothers were sentenced to six months
In the house of correction, and Jack
bon was fined $." and costs.
On being convicted of a charge of
dlMurliliih reliKious services, 1'hlllp
KIcorn, colored, was sentenced by
Judge Mace to nine months In the
house of correction.
Miss Mary T. Hogg has sold her
residence In the western section of
Rockville to J. Gardiner Darby, of
o'.kvllle. for 51,5)0.
OF SHOOTING WIFE
1 Hie National Hotel
Pennsylvania Avenue Sixth Street.
Including Sunday, we serve a specially
music both orchestral and vocal that is
provided for your entertainment.
J. D. KYNASTON, Manager.
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Bids Opened- for Adams Ex
press Company Build
ing in Washington.
If somebody had been so foolish,
about fifteen years ago, as to venture
the prophecy that some time In the
future a well-established, conservative
business organization would build a
garage larger than its main office, that
visionary Individual would probably
have been laughed at and scoffed at
in the wisest manner by those who
hold eternally to the belief that the
business development of today has
reached its height. But this vision of
the dreamer Is going to come to pass
right here in 'Washington within ,the
next few months.
Bids have been opened by Milburn,
Heister & Co.. architects, for the con
struction of a garage for the Adams Ex
press Company, 100 by 145 feet, suf
ficiently large, it .Is claimed, to house
sixty large electric trucks without un
due crowding. The bids have been for
warded to the headquarters of the com
pany in New York, and the reply is
expected daily. Work on the new
structure Is expected to begin next
Latest Electrical Equipment
The site of the big garage is on Third
street northeast, between L and M
streets, and the building will extend
through to Congress street.
The Adams Express Company is con
structing similar garages In other large
cities, and the latest equipment in the
way of electrical charging plants and
other appliances are being Installed. In
the local garage, the room set aside
for electrical apparatus Is twelve by
thirty feet, and will be completely fit
ted out. In addition to the special elec
trical room separate wires will be run
to each car.
Room for Employes.
In addition to the electrical room, there
will be a repair and work room twenty
eight feet by fifty feet. There will also
be special rooms for the employes. The
building will be fireproof, the construc
tion material being of steel and con
crete, with brick, set in Flemish bond,
on the outside. The exterior frames
will be of metal. Three large twelve
foot doorways, with steel rolling doors,
will be in the front and a similar ar
rangement In the rear.
The building Is planned with a view
to obtaining the greatest amount of
sunlight possible, and. in addition to
windows in the front, rear, and boi"
sides, nine skylights, measuring twelve
by twenty-flve feet each, will be In
stalled. Sulzerto Consider
ALBANY. N. Y., Jan. 4. Governor
Sulzer said today that all papers In
his office were accessible to any one.
1 When asked If that included the scaled
nor replied it did and gave orders to
Mr Potter, head of the legal depart
ment, to produce the Brandt papers.
The governor believes that the sen
tence of Brandt was a long one and
he will fully review all phases of the
"Fou.r Hundred" Growing.
BOSTON, Jan. 1. The Hub's "400" Is
now "00 That number of Invitations were
Issued for the ba.-omoter of Back Bay
excluslveness, the first assemblj.
Table d'Hote Dinner
With a menu that's filled with every deli
cacy of the season.
$1.00 Per Plate
From 6 to 8.
Besides the attractive dinner you will
enjoy the New Winter Garden and its
handsome appointments, and the splendid
i ill-t 1 1 1-1-f-M I-I-1-1 1 1 1 H -H ft
Entering a saloon, which until Jan
uary 1 had a large bucket trade, a reg
ular customer approached the bar
keeper, ordered a glass of beer, drank
It and then In a confidential whisper
"Gimme' a dime's worth to take
The barkeeper glanced meaningly at
a sign which read, "No growlers sold
after January 1," and then noticing
that the customer was without a bucket
Inquired, "Where's, the can?"
"8h'h:" answered the would-be pur
chaser, "I'm wise. There ain't a chance
of a copper seeing me go out of here
with a can."
Not "Original Package."
"Whereupon he reached under his coat
and produced a hot water bottle which
he laid on the bar with the InJuncUon
to "Jill her up." It was up to the bar
keeper to explain that the establish
ment was In s danger of losing Its li
cense If beer was sold in anything but
an "original package," in which cate
gory too hot water bottle Is- not In
cluded. Liquor men are complying strictly
with the regulation prohibiting the
sale of beer In buckets, according to the
Notice has been given that the sale
of beer In fruit Jars which are flUed in
the establishment where the purtftase fa
made will not be permitted, as they
are not considered by the board to be
"original packages." Information has
reached the board that the breweries
are preparing to deliver beer to saloons
catering to me "growler iraae-. m
sealed quart and half gallon Jars.
These are held to be original packages
within the meanlwr of the regulation.
Numerous letters, both commending
ana condemning the "growler regula
tion,'' have been received by the board.
Union Leadtr's Flan.
The suggestion is made by John' B.
Colpoys. representing the Central Labor
Union, that in lieu of the ordinance the
Commissioners adopt regulations pro
hibiting the drinking of beer and other
Intoxicants on the streets and in public
places which, it Is declared, will do
away with the evil effects of the bucket
trade and restore to the working man
the privilege of enjoying at small ex
pense a glass of beer at home.
Public Reception With Music
by the Marine
The new Shoreham Hotel, regarbed
entirely within, throws open Its doora
to the public at 4 o'clock this after
noon. For the following two hours a
general public reception will be,- held,
with the serving of tea and a musical
program by the Marine Band. The re
modeling has been one of the speediest
jobs in the anaals of construction in
Washington. Many of the problems
presented to architects and engineers
have been exceedingly difficult, and
they have been solved in the way which
enhances both the architectural aspect
of the interior and its practical con
veniences for guests.
While the structural Integrity of the
Interior has not been altered, the re
modeling has beensucb as to give the
hotel an effect of spaciousness and a
metropolitan aspect which It did not
have before. Waddy H. Wood was the
architect or the remodeling, and W. H.
Barse is the new manager, who has
given his personal attention to every
detail of remodeling.
Cannot Attend Inaugural.
3 AUG US, Mass., Jan. 4. Because some
boy students of Saugus High School
were "undignified" when they attended
ITesldent Taft's inauguration In 1309.
this year's senior class cannot attend
that of WlUon.
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Whfle pubjtlc attention has been large
ly centered on tho question of the new
Cabinet, there is a lot of activity In
Democratic circles just now with re
lation to the diplomatic appointments
which President--'WIlsott will 'have to
AH sorts of underground wires are
being laid by the numberless aspir
ant for fat berths who believe them
selves fitted for diplomatic careen.
The post about which there will b
the warmest contest Is that of ambas
sador to England. This Is esteemed
such an honor that the men who want
to get Bryan out of. thl country are
holding out to him the InvitiUoa to
accept this job. Mr. Bryan, however,
la going Into the -Cabinet, according to
every. Indication, and will not be daz
zled by the London post.
However, tho ambassadorship to Lon
don is nothe only one for which there
will be a scramble. The post .at St.
Petersburg; according to gossip, is likely
to go to Charles R. Crane, the Chicago
banker and manufacturer, For Berlin,
Frederick C, Penfleld, or Pennsylvania,
author and,an of wealth, -is said to
be the probable selection.
Among the prominent candidates for
the London ambassadorship is Willis
Church Oaborn.. the Kerr York laaiiaa
and reformer. Osborn Is a brother-in-law
of Cleveland H. Dodge, president
of the Wilson and Marshall Business
Men's League, and the man who raised
tne W6.090 to finance the Ugat fr Wil
son's nomination.. Dodge; himself sug
gested for ambassadorial honors. It was
reported today., will throw his influence
to his relative by marriage, and friends
of Osborn were insisting today that he
bad a chance to win out.
Francis Boost Started.
Former Gov. David K- Francis, or
Missouri, Is also likely to be boomed
for the English post, it was said today.
However, he and his friends still nave
hopes that the cabinetlightning will
strike, and will still keep plugging for
the cabinet job. They will be ready to
swing all their batteries Into the am
bassadorial campaign, however, when
that hope vanishes.
Frederick W- Allen, the New Tort
lawyer whose father and grandfather
both were in Congress. Is an active
candidate, it Is said, for one of the
Considerable Interest Was taken in th
demand of friends of Archibald S
White, of Cincinnati, that he be given
the Rome portfolio, it was admitted
that he gave considerable money to the
last campaign, and interested wealthy
fxlends. who also contributed.
It was said today by a person close to
Governor Wilson; that the applications
for office sent direct to him and to
Chairman McCombs outnumber the dos
slble jobs more than 500 to X.
Clergymen Are Urged
To Fight Child Labor
Letters were received yesterday" by
the clergymen of the city from the na
tional child labor committee asking that
they observe January 25 or 26 as Child
Labor Day and that they "devote their
remarks on that day to effort of abol
ishing the evil of child labor. This Is
the seventh year that the day wilt be
observed. Last year a general demand
was made for a Federal children's
bureau as a result of observing the day.
In Mexico Predicted
Another revolution will hruv fm-th in
Mexico about January 20. according to
the opinion expressed by William "W.
uinaaa, American consul at Vera Cruz,
conveyed to the State Department In a
messasre from Ambassador fvilnn a
Mexico City. Consul Canada Is said to
have learned that a .concentrated attack
would be made on Orizaba, where the
railroad between Mexico City and Vera
Cruz would be destroyed and the capital .
thereby cut off from Its main seaport.
French Flyer Drowns.
FECAMP, France, JanI 4.-Jacquaa.
le Vasseur, while making an oversea
flight In a hydroaeroplane, accompanied
by a mechanic named Mallot. met with
disaster. The machine collapsed, and
both men fell into the sea. Mallot was
drowned, but Le Vasseur was rescued.
The cause of the collapse of the ma
chine Is not known.