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THE WASHINGTON TBffiS, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1913.- ""'
HOT SQUABBLE ON
N HOiJSEDVER NEW
Tammany and Southerners Are
Said to Be Plotting Return
to Spoils System.
One of the most troublesome rows of
the year amonjj the House Democrats
t brewing as the result of the flgr.t
over the selection of a Sergeant-at--ims
for the House In thenext Con
gress. The fight is stirring up a lot of HI
feellnj; and bad blood because develop
ments point to an attempt on the part
of Tammany Democrats In alliance with
Southern Democrats' to. "hog" the good
jobs at the House end of the Capitol,
and let tbtj Northern Democrats, who
are not'lnfihe alliance, go out and
skirmish asbest they can.
The contestants for the office of
Sergeant-at-Xrms are former Congress
man W. H. Ryan, of Buffalo, a Tam
many adherent, and "R. B. Gordon, of
Ohio. Mr. Gordon is now superintendent
of the -House document room, ana was
formerly In Congress. Me was one of
the managers of the 'Judson Harmon
Presidential boom of -sad and sorrowing
memory. However." the snortness of
this memory 's not especially held up
It Is cropping out that Ryan Is likely
lo win the prize because the Tammany
Democrats, in. New Tort are for him
and have plotted an alliance with the
Democrats from .the South. This on
the face of It night not seem important.
But the fact Is that this alliance points.
bo the opponents of it allege, to a
scheme on the part of Tammany and
Southern Democrats to capture all the
numerous good, jobs which 'are an
appendage of the House.
Now, part of the Tammany-Southern
plan Is to-ffo back td the same method'
or distributing patronage that prevailed
of old. It was broken up two yeara
a so when It was agreed that each Dem
ocratic member should bave tl,C00 worth
of natronace. """
The derk of the -House, South Trimoie,
and the- doorkeeper. Joseph Slnnott, arc
trom the South. Npw if -Ryan can be
elected, Trimble and Slnnott retained,
along with Postmaster Dunbar, and
these official given the power to name
their subordinates, it is averred that
one of the On est machine-like arrange
ments which, has been seen recently In
these parts will have been established.
Tammany leaders plus the most Influ
ential of the House "leaders from the
South will have plenty of Jobs .for tnelr
friends. Northern Democrats will have
to look elsewhere. Altogether, a. lot of
tt&tronage is 'at stake and there is about
much talk over the "situation at the
House end of the Capitol as over tariff,
currency, the money combine, and other
RUBBER REPORT IS
Putomayo District Affairs to Be
"Aired jn Message Sent By
Copying and translation of the re
port of Consul Stuart Fuller, station
ed at Iqultos, on conditions In the
Putomayo rubber district, together
with the correspondence bearing- on
the preparation bf the rermrt. nave
been completed and the report will go
to -Congress early next week.
The report will be transmitted by
the President as a special message.
Consul Fuller's report is minute and
extended, but It makes up only a
small part of the bulky document
which the President will send to Con
jjrese. Jn all. upward of 1,500 pages
of manuscript will be sent In response
tn the resolution demanding the re
Rare Indeed is the Occasion When
Homes Like These
At 14th and Perry Sts. N. W.
Are Built to Sell
That the public appreciates their superiority is emphasized by
the fact that but 2 remain UNSOLD.
These points of superiority are plain to be seen. An inspection
will make them apparent to you.
They are the homes that have four porches, where comparative
values elsewhere enjoy but one or two porencs hardwood floors
throughout, whereas other homes have but one floor in hardwood, or
none two fireplaces where other homes have but one or none choice
of hot-water or hot-air heating system, whereas in other homes you
have no choice.
$300 Cash and $38 Per Month
Which Includes Alt Interest
TO INSPECT Take any Hth street
car going northwest and get off at
14th and Perry streets or phone Main
2343 and we will motor you out. Open
for Inspection every day till 8 P. M.
SHANNON & LUCHS
713 14th Street
Look for Our Green and White Sign
LOAN FIRMS MAY
GO TO MARYLAND
Leading Companies in Capital Declare Bill Passed Will Put
Stop to Their Business Through One
Confronted with legislation -which lim
its their Interest rate to 1 per cent a
month, the pawnbrokers and loan asso
ciations of Washington, with but few
exceptions, are In undecided and pes
simistic frame of mind today concern
ing their future business operations.
All are agreed that there is little or
no profit In the business at 1 per cent
a month that the broker who makes
loans on chattel mortgages, salaries,
and indosements cannot pay his running
expenses and losses under the pre
Several of the brokers talk of discon
tinuing their establishments; others say
the brokers have yet to decide whether
to attempt to live under the new law.
Hardship For Poor Man.
The brokets say the now legislation
works a greater hardship upon the
poor man, the emergency borrower,
than the lender. '
The flnal legislative step In the pro
gram to .regulate the practice of lend
ing money in the District was taken
when the House adopted the confer
ence report on the Dyer bill. The meas
ure now awaits the signature of the
President, it applies to every money
lending institution In the city, with the
exception of banks and trust companies.
The contentions of, the loan brokers
and their counsel are printed below:
Their Action Undecided.
"We are not at the moment in a posi
tion to declare our Intentions as to
.whether we will try to live under this
law, or discontinue business."
This Is the statement made by Henry
p. Tiftvls. as counsel and spokesman
for all, of the pawnbrokers of Wash
ington. It was subscribed to Dy ueorBe
D. Horning, E. Heldenhelmer and A.
RnrnaHne. all of whom were present
and authoiized "Mr. Davis to speak for
"Such athing.as going -on the -outskirts
of Washington Ito" transact busi
ness was never' contemplated by the
pawnbrokers," continued Mr. Davis.
"While these men are not rdetermlned
as to what they will do, of my own
knowledge. I don't .see, how they can
continue in business. If this Tjlll is
signed and the law enforced. Its effect
will be to close all opportunity to the
small borrowers of the District.
"Ten per cent of the entire popu
lation off the District. "counting all
white ana colored men. women, and
children, are emergency borrowers
of small suras who will be denied
the opportunity to borrow and their
'needs will be thrown oh charity. Un
der an attempt to enforce a pro
hibitive law in- New York, the de
n.ands for charitable assistance In
creased six ifold. The Associated
Pli,.l(l.. tn Waahlnctnn will hAVH
.from five to ten times as many casm
lo care tor as ncreioiore.
Calls Ity'Victona" Law.
"Senators Curtis, Dillingham, and
Paynter, were opposed to this bill and
declared their opposition, but ac
cepted It, when Chairman 'Johnson, of
the District Committee, declared that
It was this bill or nothing. Chair-
mam T..l.Men 1n c?J (H that fl A A 1 1 Tl fit
Allan .jwiimos,., .4o .... ,...- ... ....
favor Including the pawnbrokers In
ft mt I- .l.a.lw n faaa nf a vlrlnna
liw meeting an unintelligent clam
mer." Mr. Davis cited legislation In vari
ous States calling attention to the
new liberal law in Rhode Island, and
to the Maryland law.
Bars Chattel Loans.
Samuel J. Masters, who is interested
in a number of loan offices in this
city, Baltimore, and in Virginia, said
that under the new law It would be
Impossible for the chattel loan people
to do business.
"The 1 per cent a month," said Mr.
Masters, "would not pay the actual
losses. In addition to that, it costs
from 3 to B per cent a month to do
business. Obviously, It would be out
of question to operate under such a
law and we will not attempt It."
Mr. Masters said he was not opposed
to legislation, provided it was on a fair
basis, but that the present law was
just as much of a discrimination against
the poor man who want3 to borrow
J5 or $10 as against the lender.
He said that as he understood the
law. there Is nothlnsr In It which would
prohibit the loan companies having of
fices In Maryland, making the contracts
and loans In that State, and then em
ploying an agent In the District to
Favors Maryland Law.
"I believe the time will come," he
continued, "when we will have such a
law here as they have in Maryland.
Under the Maryland law a company Is
entitled to charge $3 for loans from S3
to J10: S3 for loans from $10 to $30; $6
for loans from $30 to $30. etc.
The loans must run for four months
on this basis.
Cannot Make Expenses.
H. M. Singleton, of Collateral Loan
Company, 423 Eleventh street northwest,
"Taking into consideration expenses
for clerk hire, rental, etc., in addition
to the $500 a year llcenso fee. It is Im
possible to see how a legitimate pawn
broker can continue In business under
the new law. At the rate of 1 per cent
a 'month It will be necessary to loan
$1,000 a week in order to pay the license
Louis -Abraham, of SIS G street north
west, said: "From a careful examina
tion of the law I find nothing to pre
vent a pawnbroker buying personal
property and reselling It to the owner
at a sn-all profit. This may be the
At the Columbia Loan Company. 613
F street northwest. It was said that no
definite plans have been made by the
loan companies 'for meeting the new
Officers of the District Loan Company,
(S3 F street northwest, said:
;'As far as this firm knows, no def
inite course of action has been decided
upon by the loan companies."
A. member of the Capital Loan Guar
antee Company, 602 F street northwest,
"It Is expected that the loan com
panies will decide upon some plan under
which they will continue operations."
FIGHT FOR PUCES
Caucus Tuesday Will Decide
Course on Democrats' Plan
to Block Confirmation.
On4he. forthcoming conference of He-J,
is scheduled for Tuesday, will depend
whether the Republicans will make a
concerted fight against the Democratic
plan to block all but army, navy, and
The Republicans realize there is no
use fighting unless they can fight as a
unit. If they cannot, the effort to get
Taft nominations through will be prac
Thp decision of the Senate Democrats
In caucus yesterday to stand by their
guns and oppose all confirmations ex
cept army, navy, and diplomatic, is
looked on as Including the new ap
pointees for District Commissioner. Jt
Is also looked on as Including Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Clark.
Friends of the appointees as Com
missioners and of Mr. Clark are work
ing in their behalf, but they arc not
encouraged over the outlook.
D LABOR DAY
Capital Churches Will Take
Part in National Movement
to Aid Young Workers.
"Child Labor" dav 'will be observed
tomorrow by churches all over the
United States. Sermons will be deliv
ered pleading for the abolishment of
child labor. Letters Jrpm the National
Child Labor committee to nearly every
minister In Washington have been re
ceived asking that a portion at least
of the services tomorrow be devoted to
the work of saving children from the
factories and sweatshops.
.Last year, on "Child Labor" day, 6,06ft
ministers delivered sermons urging the
members of their congregations to fight
against the employment of children be
fore they have attained an age and
development which would not be injured
by work. The culmination of the cam
paign, which had lasted seven years, was
the establishment of a Federal Chllds"
Welfare Bureau. Ministers are asked
to discuss child labor in tenement house
manufacturing and to urge reform In
the conditions of child labor.
The Rev. K. Hez Swem, pastor ofthe
Centennial Baptist Church. Eighth and
I streets northeast will deliver a ser
mon tomorrow night on "Angels are
Coming to Washington." The sermon
at. the morning service will be on "High
Will Begin RevlvaL
A revival service wilt be begun to
morrow morning in the Metropolitan
Baptist Church, the Rav. John Compton
Ball, pastor, by King and Reynolds,
well known evangelists, who will preach
dally on "Gospel StorV and Song." A
chorus of sixty voices will assist the
evangelists. The services will continue
until February 8.
The ordination of baptism will be ad
ministered to a class of converts In "the
Immanuel Baptist Church tomorrow
at the evening service when the pas
tor will deliver a sermon on "The Lord
Knoweth." In the morning service the
pastor will preach on "Blessed are
They that Mourn."
Missionary Sunday will be observed
in St. Thorites' Episcopal Church to
morrow when, in the afternoon at :13
o'clock, a lecture on church doctrine
and history will be delivered by the
Rev. C. Ernst Smith, D. D.. thexreetor.
The morning sermon will he delivered
by the Rev. G. C. Bratenahl, D. D..
and that of the evening service by the
Rev. J. Kellson Barry, 0f East Oregon.
"Our Greatest National Peril" will b
the subject of" an address by the" 'Rev,
John E. Williams, D. D.. of China, to
morrow night in the First Presbyterian
Church. Dr. William has lived for
many years in China and will show con
ditions in that country as they affect
the United States In religious work. In
the morning, the Rev. Donald C. Mac
Leod will preach on "The Stranger's
v The Rev. Charles Wood will preach
At 4 o'clock tomorow. afternoon In the
ciiurcn or tne covenant, on "Tne aons
less Land." At theevenlng service he
will deliver a cermon on "The Open
Door."- A special musical service will
be rendered by the evening choir of
Mrs. D. Edmer Wlber will be the
speaker at the vesper services at the
Toung Women'? Chrictlan Association
tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The
subject on which she will speak i
"Prexpnt Condition In the Mormon
Church." Next month the Home Mis
sion Bible Class, of the Y. W. C. A..
will take up the study of Mormonlsm
and the lecture by Mrs. Wiber was n
quested in order that an idea as to
what to study should be gotten.
Power Of the Unseen.
"The Insprlatlon and Power of tlut
Unseen," Is the subject on which tlio
Rev. JameB Shera Montgomery, 'f
the Metropolitan Memorial Methodist
To reach a point of Undisputed Leadership in any line implies
that the man or the proposition occupying such a position has de
veloped along definite, logical lines. A demand has been seen and
has, for more than twenty years, been admittedly the "Best Suburb
of the National Capital." It has been and is today a standard. The
policy of the Chevy Chase Land Company is to develop slowly and
along right lines. Only as the local demand can absorb thejots for
actual home building arc new subdivisions opened.
Prices Are Low
Despite the fact that Chevy Chase docs occupy such a com
manding position the prices are actually and comparatively lower than
those asked for property in less desirable sections.
Let us give you details.
Thomas J. Fisher & Co., Inc.
General Sales Agent
Church, will ptcach tomorrow mornln&.i
The Epworth League ' devotional ser
vices will be held at 6:13 o'clock to
morrow evening and at night the pas
tor will preach the fourth of tho ser
mons on "If I Had My Life to. Live
Over Again." The particular phase of
tho sermon will be "Apron Strings."
The Rev. W. II. Wedderspoon will
preach In tho Founury M. E. Church
tomorrow morning on the subject, "The
Saltiness of Salt." The Rev. B. S. Hay
wood will deliver the sermon at the
The Rev. Joseph M. M. Gray will
preach tomorrow morning In the Ham
line M. E. Church on "The Satisfac
tion of v the World." At the eveping
service he will deliver a strmon on "At
The Rev. Samuel H. Woodrow. pastor
of the First Congregational unurcn,
will deliver a sermon tomorrow morn
ing on "Steel Mills and Steel Men."
Music will be furnished by 'the quartet
choir. The evening sermon by the
pastor will be on "Two Treasures."
Mgr. VfcT. Russell, rector of St.
Patrick's Church, I to be the celebrant
of the solemn high mass tomorrow
morning at that church. The sermon
will be delivered by Father William J.
Carroll. Father Carroll will -also con
duct the afternoon service at 4 o'clock,
at which the mixed choir will render
the music. -. - ,
The League of the Good Shepherd will
meet tomorrow night for the recita
tion of Itsjofflce. Mgr. Russell will
deliver the sermon.
Lawyers Are Becoming
' Quacks, Says Howland
The "real lawyers" of the nation are
becoming submerged by the tide of
"shysters" and .quacks, and the In
creasingly Intricate law has few cap
able interpreters, according to Con
gressman Paul Howland of Cleveland,
who made the chief address at the an
nual reunion of the Washington alumni
of Western Reserve University jast
night at the University Club." Frederick
C. Bryan was elected president of the
alumni association; Maurice J. Hole,
vice president, and Ray S. Gehr, secre
Constantly and Cuticura OJBt
mgit occasionally to preventfsnd
njjeve chapped faces and buds,
little ecsemas, rashes, irritations,
itctogs, frost-bkes, coatings, red
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