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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,1 .WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 291 1913.
DEMOCRATIC PRUNING KNIFE CUTS $1,652,333 FROM DISTRICT BILL
Asphalt Plant Is Authorized and
Money Is Granted for Work
on Anacostia Flats.
(Continued from First Page.)
tc be due tlie United States on account
of the care of in&anc patients of the
District at the Government Hospital for
the Insane. This . is a back-pay bill
which is said to have been accumulating:
for years and against the payment of
which the District government has pro
tested. The purchase or four barges for the
workhouse, at a cost of $12,000, is au
thorized. 533,ooo for Occoquan.
The bill-provides thafthe sum of J3y0
appropriated 'in the army bill of last
ear to reimburse the District for the
site -acquired for reformatoryand then
abandoned, 'may be useA In the pur
chase of additional, land at Occoquan.
The title to such larid to' be taken in
the name of the United States.
Tho appropriation for the .Anacostia
flats authorizes the Commissioners to
.condemn for park" and highway pur
poses the following land along the Ana
AH that land lying on the right bank
of the Anacostia river beginning at the
easterly elde of -Anacostia hridre. and
extending" to the northeast bounaa'ry line
oeiween me District or Columbia and
the State of Maryland, comprised be
tween the high-water line of the Ana
costia rlvw as determined by the Uni
ted States Coast and Geodetic Survey
and a line following approximately the
contour" of ten feet elevation .above.
mean jow waier ai me united States
navy yard as "determined bv the Uni
ted States Coast and Geodetic Survey,
which" said line) is Indicated in red on:
the plan, filed in the office of the En
gineer Commissioner of the District of
Columbia, and aDDroc-eri hr thp Com--
.nissioners 01. me .District of Columbia;
and also the land on the left bank of
saia anacostia river from the easterly
.side of the Anacostia bridge to the
v northeast boundary line between the
District of Columbia and the State of
.uaxyuuia. comprising all that land be
tween the high-water line of the Ana-
costla river as determined by the Unl
ted States Coast and Geodetic Survey
and a line following approximately the
contour of ten -feet elevation above
p mean low water at .the United States
navy yard as determined by the United
- States Coast and Geodetic Survey,
which said line Is Indicated in green on
k- the plan hereinbefore referred to; and
also all and below the high-water lines
i, on each side of said Anacostia river
r between the Anacostia bridge and the
j northeast boUndarr line, between the
District of Columbia and the State of
-Maryland- that is not now owned by
i" the United States.
u The Commissioners are also autho
" rlzed to condemn and aqulre the neces
. sary land to preserve the Kllngle Val
Z ley road.
A new Item Is appropriated of $21,009
for grading and Improving a road from
a point near the bridge over Plney
branch at Sixteenth street running
alonghe Plney Branch valley to Four-
The following authorization is mad
for the construction of the Q Street
'- .rJh5. Concessioners are authorized
and directed to Institute in the Su
3v preme Court of the District of Colum
1 I" ,a proceeding in rem to condemn
the land that may be necessary to pro
vide a. parkway at the Intersection of
Twenty-sixth street. Twenty-seventh
street, and Q street northwest, and a
connecting highway from said parkway
along the boundary of the Oak Hill
v.Cu.vici. across me north part of.
-h-. iratt 10 xweniy-ninth and It
streets. In the District of Columbia,
f- .!how. aW"xlmatelj- on plan filed
" .?!?- PXe X l.hr Engineer Commis
sioner of the District of Columbia
' a2f ,fon,vcnJeniT..of the District" and
navy yard, the bill amends a previous
law requiring the Philadelphia. Balti
more, and Washington railway to re
move Its track connection with the navv
i'Jfii-i' say,"S that the portion of the
S?i ii s ,rack connection lying within
publ c space west of the west build
ing line of. Second street, cast, as the
ame now exists or may hereafter be
changed under the authority of the
Commissioners of the District of Co
lumbia. Is hereby authorized to re
main as a grade siding, and spur tracks
or siding therefrom, constructed at the
grade of the abutting public space, are
authorized to be extended into prop
erty abutting on the public space oc
cupied by this portion of Bald track
connection, with the approval of the
omnilssloners of the District of Co
lumbia, and upon Mich conditions as
may be imposd by them.
Despite the statement of the Com
missioners. In favor of an increased
salary, in order that the Commission
ers may make no personal sacrifice in
accepting positions at the present sal
ary, the bill does not recommend any
Increase for the three Commissioners
of the District.
Jn the executive office, one clerk Is
increased from $1,300 to $1,400: an
other from J1.300 to JI.150 (in the pur
Si1'n,d,v,slon: ne from $1,500 to
$1,800 (In the building Inspection di
vision), and an additional accountant
at $1,600 is allowed In the Auditor's
The Auditor's office is also allowed
four. Instead of three, clerks at $1,200.
but the number of $1,000 clerks is re
duced from six to five.
In the purchasing division one In
spector ot property, at $936, Is omit
ted, and one additional propertv yard
keeper is authorized.
A new appropriation of $1,000 for
transportation, by bicycle or other
wise. Is authorized for the building
The sum of $360 is appropriated to
reimburse three -assistant plumbing
Inspectors for the maintenance 'of
themselves of three motorcycles.
No salary increases were made In the
plumbing Inspecting division.
Counsel's Salary Raised.
The committee recommends that the
s&Iary of the Corporation Counsel, Ed
ward II. Thomas, be Increased from
$1,500. to $o.000, but no additional salary
.Increases in tiie Corporation Counsel's
" office are allowed.
-The ealaries In the assessor's office,
the excise board, and the collector's of
fice arc unchanged. So changes are
.wade In the Item "care of District build
Ins" except that proviso in Included
that employes authorized for the care
nf the District building shall be appoint
ed bv the assistants to the Engineer
Commissioner with the approval of the
The committee refused to allow the re
quested $1,300 appropriation for the pur
chase of a motor vehicle In the auditor's
Farmers' Produce Market
The proposal of the Commissioners to
expend K2.000 for the erection of shel
ters at tlie Farmers" market was reject
ed by the House committee. Commis
sioner Johnston appeared Before l".'c Ap
propriations Committee and -leotard
that $17,t00 phould be expended, for tho
bhelters and that present Inadequate
shelters were unsightly and bad hem
put up at the farmers' expense. The
Commissioners said that the farmers
were wiling to pay an increased rviital
for proper shelters, but the House com
mittee paid no heed to the recommenda
tion. ihe salary of the assistant market
master at the market Is raised from $540
to $600 and the watchman from J4S0 to
SG00. The salary of a laborer at the
"Eastern market Is Increased from $-40
to KX: and a similar Increase Is allowed
for the laborer at tlie "Western market.
Fish Wharf and Market.
The committee approved the $2,000 ap
propriation asked for the establish
ment of a municipal fish wharf and
market, which shall be In charge of a
market master at $1,300 and an assist
ant at $800. The Commissioners are
authorized to control and regulate as
a municipal fis,h wharf the water
frontage on the Potomac lying south
pf Water street between Eleventh and
Twelfth streets, which wharf shall
constitute the sole place for the land
ing of fish and oysters for sale In the
One assistant superintendent at $300
Is omitted In the weights and measures
office, and the committee authorizes
an additional assistant at $l,a. Other
salaries are unchanged.
. . .
Th'e salary of the superintendent of
suburban roads Is increased from $2,000
to $2,300. "Varlousother 'salary Increases
recommenaea are uiciujjivc j
committee. . -, , ..
The' superintendent of repairs In the
mnrilclpal architect's office gets an in
crease of $a Per annum and an in
tlonal machinist for the repair fShlp Is
allowed at $1,200. V ,
.tvi mmmiltw also authorizes $1S0 for
4kA milntanflnm nf A motor trUCk.
The" salary lists are unchanged In the
street' cleaning division, the board of
examiners of steam engineers, and the
Department of Insurance.
In the "surveyor's office, the assistant
survev.-.r is" allowed -.000 instead of
$L800b-it no other salary Increases are
recommended.' The committee -also dis
allowed the estimate of $500 for care of
horses' In the surveyor's office.
An additional assistant librarian, at
$600, Is authorized, but the committee
omits the $4,000 appropriation asked for
the maintitriance of the'Takoma branch.
Representatives of this library appeared
in support of tfhe contention that An
drew Carnegie's gift to tills library was
based oa the assumption that the Gov
ernment would appropriate this amount
each year. The committee, however,
contented Itself -with authorizing one of
the assistant librarians to act at this
branch and providing that hereafter the
Takoma Park, branch shall be kept open
during the same hours that the Free
Public Library Is open.
An appropriation of $7,500 is author
l?ed for books and periodicals for the
Free Public Library, including the T
kema branch. In the appropriation of
$,000 for fuel, light, and other equip
ment of the libraries, there Is Included
an authorization for the purchase of
bicycles and" a mtorcycle.
The appropriation of $36,000 asked for
contingent expenses is allowed, and the
amount Includes authorization for the
purchase of bicS'cles and an allowance
to the purchasing officer and to the
secretary of the Board of Charities ot
$360 each per annum for the mainten
ance of a vehicle to be used in ttelr of
ficial duties. '
A legislative provision is to the effect
that the Superintendent of the "Water
Department, the Superintendent of Sew
eis, the Secretary of tlie Board of
Charities, the Health Officer, the Chief
Engineer of the Fire Department, and
the Superintendent of Police may main
tain telephones In their resluenpes at
the expenses of the District govern
m;nt An Increase of $500 Is allowed for the
Judicial expenses of the District gov
ernment and a $150 increase is author
ized for the purchase of tags for horse
A special appropriation of $2,000 for
the removal of unsafe buildings is not;0f suburban roads were reduced to
authorized, and the appropriation of
$2,458 for the repair of buildings Injured
by fire is likewise frowned upon. The
appropriation for repairs to markets Is
reduced bv S0l. but ihe mm nf SSOO
Is allowed for the repair and malntcn-'
ance or tne fish wharf and market.
Test of Materials.
The bill contains the following legis
"Hereafter materia? for fireproof
Duuaings, oincr structural materials,
and all other materials purchased to be
used by the District of Columbia, and
necessary to be tested, shall' be tested
by the Bureau of Standards under tho
same conditions as similar testing, U
required to be done for the United
The committee authorizes $220,000 In
stead of the $250,000 asked for assess
ment and permit work.
Streets and Averfucs.
Tiie committee reduces from $100,000 to
t61.H0 the amount asked In the estimate
for work on streets and avenues.' This
appropriation Is apportioned as follows:
Georgetown schedule JS.D00
.Northwest tectum cliruulc. Including ,
Vermont aveirue, V trcet and Eight
eenth street 16.J00
Southwest section schedule. Including
Eye street -. 6.3W
Southratt section, nehcdule. Including
Houth Carolina and Pennsylvania
avenue and also tll.WO for A street.
from Massachusetts avenue to I'our
tecnth street, and Thirteenth street,
from Massachusetts avenue to I!
Northeast section schedule IS.M0
Especial appropriation of $3.80n Is
made to pave C street northwest from
Seventeenth to Eighteenth street.
A legislative rider provides that the
Supreme Court of the United States
may hereafter review any, final judg
ment of the Court of Apjieals of the
District In all cases where there Is In
volved the validity or Infringement of
any patent In which the District of
Columbia or a contractor doing work
for the District are Interested.
The estimate of $110,000 for the Ben
nlng road viaduct and bridge was cut
out by the Appropriations Committee.
For grading of streets, alleys, and
roads, the committee allowed $15,000 In
stead of the $20,000 requested.
The committee sliced the estimates
for the construction of suburban roads,
for which the Commissioners asked a
total of $100,07). The bill authorizes ap
proximately $100,000, and contains the
illowlng Hems: fmen, and (he planting and care of trees,
.SSKSSJrS'ISi S,?2,hTand the maintenance of an automobile
to Fifteenth streets, pave (thirty feet).
Northwest Euclid street. Eleventh to
Thirteenth streets, pave (thirty feet).
Northeast U street. Lincoln road to
North Capitol street, pave (thlrtv feet),
Northeast Rhode Island avenue,
Lincoln road to North Capitol street,
pave (forty feet). $7,900.
Northeast Rhode Island avenue. Lin
coln road to Foutth street. Improve,
Northwest Connecticut avenue, Nw-
ark to Tildcn streets, grade and im
Northwest Eleventh street, Clifton
street to Columbia road. Improve, $11,
000. Northwest Adams street. North Capi
tol street to First street. Improve. $3,200.
Northwest Randolph nlacc. First to
Second .streets pave (thirty feet). $4,800.
Northwest Third street, 'Florida ave
nue to T street, nave (forty feet), $4,000.
Northwest Seventeenth street, Euclid
street to Columbia road, grade and Im
Northwest Ontario road. Columbia
road to 509 feet south of Euclid street,
grade and improve, $3,500.
Northeast Sixteenth street. Gales
place to Rosedale street, and Rosedale
street. Fifteenth to Seventeenth streets,
grade and improve, $6,200.
Northwest Fuller street, Sixteenth to
Seventeenth streets, grade and improva,
Northwest Colorado avenue, from
Fourteenth to Sixteenth streets, grade
and Improve. SS.4W.
In all, $100,600.
Street Names Changed.
The following changes of street names
"The part of Twentieth street north
west, in the District of Columbia, be
ginning at Park road and extending
north along tho west side of square
2617 to the north end of said square,
shall hereafter be designated Park
road; and the part of said Twentieth
street beginning at Park road and ex
tending south along square 2604 to
Adams Mill road shall hereafter be
designated "Walbridge. place."
A total of $365,000 Is appropriated for
repairs of streets, avenues and alleys,
and from this .amount the Commission
ers are finally authorized, to bullda
municipal asphalt 'plant, Tor'whlch they
have asked for the past two years.
Get Asphalt Plant
The authorization for the municipal
asphalt plant lscontalned In, the fol
lowing language: ;
"establish, construct or purchase, 'main
tain, ana operate, on the site above de
scribed, an asphalt plant with the
necessary accessory itructuros, mate
rials, means of transportation, road
rollers, tools and machinery, and rail
road sidings, .all or anv part of the
above work to be executed by day labor
or contract, ns in the Judgment of the
Commissioners may be deemed most ad
vantageous to the. District of- Columbia,
and the cost of the same and of anv
necessary incidental or contingent ex
penses In connection therewith shall be
paid from the appropriation for "re
pairs street, avenues, and alleys" made
herein: Provided further. That the total
expenditure under tlie above authoriza
tion for an asphalt Dlant shall not ex
ceed the sum of $90,000: and the port
able asphalt plant purchased under the
appropriation for repairs of streets,
avenues, and alleys for the" fiscal year
.. ma; wc upcrtiitru uiiuer inv. im
mediate direction of the Commissioners
of the District of Columbia in doing
such work of resurfacing and repairs
to asphalt pavements, in the repair of
macadam streets by .constructing on
such macadam streets an asphalt ma
cadam wearing surface and In the con
struction of- asphaltlc macadam sur
faces on concrete base, as in their
judgment may be economically per
fdrmed by the use of said plant, and
so much of this appropriation as Is
necessary for the purposes aforesaid Is
hereby made available for such TrorU.'
"The authority heretofore given the
Commissioners to make such changes
In the lines of the curb cf Pennsylvania
avenue and its Intersecting streets In
connection, with their- resurfacing as
they may consider necessary and ad
visable is made applicable to such other
streetsi and' avenues as may be- Improv
ed hereafter under appropriations: Pro
tided. That"no such change shall be
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made unless there shall result there
from a decrease in the cost of the Im
provement." In connection with this appropriation
for the asphalt plant, the bill provides
that the site for the plant costlngv$l9,507
shall be paid entirely out of District
revenues In that the proposed site Is
owned by the United States Govern
ment and will be purchased for this
sum by the District government. The
site selected lies south of Water street
and east of Fourteenth pouthwest.
Repair of Sidewalks.
The sum of $10,000 ls(recommended for
the replacing and the repairing of side
walks around public reservations and
municipal buildings In the District.
The committee refused to allow $1,600
asked for sidewalks and curves about
the Patent Office and $2,500 for similar
Improvements about the old postofficc
The estimates of ?1GO,0J for the repair
$140,000. and of this amount the Com
missioners are allowed to spend $I,C00
for a motor vehicle.
The $17,000 asked for the construction
and repair of bridges is allowed.
The salaries of four watchmen across k
the highway bridge are Increased from
$660 to $720. These watchmen, the Com
missioners explained, do police duty
and should draw the same amount as
I park watchmen.
i ne committee recommenas an appro
priation of $95,000. as requested, for the
completion .of the construction of a
bridge across Rock creek on the line of
Among the Important new Items In the
bill is the authorization for the construc
tion of a bridge across Rock creek on the
lines of Fcnnsylva -la avrinue. at a total
cost not exceeding $1CO,000. and -of this
amount $25,000 Is appropriated in the
current bill. In lieu of tho $05,000 re
quested for the next fiscal year. The
bill carries a provision that the Capital
Traction Company shall rearrange Ita
tracks In this vicinity In accordance
with the plans for the new bridge.
For cleaning and repairing sewers.
$68,000 as requested; for operation of
sewage pumping station. $44,500 as re
quested; for main and pipe sewers and
receiving basins, $65,000. Instead of the
$69,000 asked; for suburban sewers, $120.
000. instead of the $260,000 carried In the
For assessment and permit work on
sewers. $125,000. Instead of the $150,000
carried In the estimate.
For continuing the construction of the
Anacostia main Intercepter. $50,00); for
Rock creek Intercepter, $10,000.
For cleaning, dust prevention, and
tnow removal, $2i,000, a reduction of
only $5,000 fiom the amount asked.
The disposal of city refuse, $179,9)5.
The bill carries the much desired ap
propriation of $10,000 for tlie Investi
gation of a system of garbage disposal
such aK Is In vogue In various other
cities In the country. Tho Commis
sioners are authorized to Invest :.?:it.
and report upon -t system fo- the col
lection and dlnposal of garhaue. in
cluding the preparations of plans for
the construction of a garbage disposal
The bill appropriates $42,500 for the
expenses of the Parking commission.
including laoorers, trimmers, nursery.
Tlie salaries of those connected with
the bathing beach are unchanged, but
the committee recommends that $1,600
be made immediately available for repair.-!
to buildings and pools. The total
appropriation for the beach Is $4.S30.
The Appropriations Committee Inti
mates that It looks favorably upon a
plan to establish additional bathing
beaches, and the Commissioners are
"f -vSJ-'.-r-; -ir.
told to submit next year "detailed es
timates for the construction of not ex
ceeding two nubile bathlnz beaches.
with all necessary buildings, on sepa
rate sues omer man inai now usyu
and where tidal water shall be con
stantly available for bathing pur
. . Playgrounds.
For maintenance, equipment, construc
tion of toilet facilities, and other ex
Tho Supervisor of Playgrounds Is au
thorized to receive ajjalary of $2,500,
and tho salary of a sTenographcr Is In
creased from $840 to $900; thirteen In
stead of eleven directors are authorized
at $75 a month.
The bill omits three assistant direc
tors at $50 a month for three monttos
and 'one watchman at $25 a month for
iln all the sum of $26,275 is appropri
ated for' playgrounds, payable wholly
out of the District revenues.
The increase of salary recommended
for the electrical engineer was not al
lowed, nor were other salary increases.
The sunr of $13,500 was appropriated for
general supplies? for 'placing wires un
der ground. $7,000; for extension of po
lice patrol system, $3,000, and for light
ing' and installation of public lamps and
lamp posts' and incidental expenses,
$391,000, in lieu of the, $398,000 asked.
The bill contains a legislative pro
vision that steam railroads in the Dis
trict shall hereafter nav for the llchU
,lng of the streets and avenues thrfcugh
wjucjl iiieir irau&a nru jtwu, uiiu iimt in
event of default of such payment the
District may sue for the lighting bills.
This provision, however, does hot repeal
preceding laws, relating to the "Washing
ton Terminal Company.
The bill carries $2,000 for additional
fire-alarm boxes, and $5,000 for com
pleting the Installation of additional
The Commissioners are authorized to
erect a store house on land belonging
to the District In square S57 at a cost
of $7,500, to store the material and sup
plies used by .the electrical depart
ment. Washington Aqueduct.
For operation and maintenance of the
aqueduct, Including salaries and pur
chase of one motor truck. $34,500; for.
continuing me sunacmg, ana improve
ment of the Conduit road from Foxhall
roaa to urea t Falls. $15,000: for care,
Including salaries, of ""the filtration
piani. X9I.00D, as requested
Parking crounds around STcMlllrm
I vVK reservoir. $.000; lining tunnels.
.iiu.wv: nurcnaso or water mptur. 11.7m
.The Commissioners a3kcd $33,000 for taz
last named purpose.
'For care and Improvement of Rock
v-reeK .ranc, as requested. $21,000.
The proposed increase' of $1,000 in the
salary of the superintendent of public
scnoois was not approved and proctlc
ally all of the other Increases recom.
mended met the same fate. The bill ap
propriates $i2,700 for the salaries of
officers of the public schools. Instead of
a.Mi earned in me estimate, and $2,100
for salary of attendance officers In
stead of J3.400. The total appropria
tion for teachers' salaries is $1,361,900.
An . Increase of three librarians and
clerks is authorized, but the teachers
In number and salary remain as they
now are except that seven additional
teachers are put In group B of class fl.
and six are transferred to group A of
For longevity pay, $375,000 is appropri
ated and $108,000 was asked.
For allowance to principals of graded
school buildings for services rendered.
In accordance with existing law,
$34,000 is appropriated.
For salaries in night schools, 17,500 Is
appropriated and $2,600 Is allowed for
, contingent expenses.
Janitors and laborers for schoorbulld
Ings are provided for as estimated, ex
cept that the engineer Instructor for
the colored manual training school is
Increased from $1,000 to $1,200.
A chief medical inspector of public
schools at $1,800 is a new item.
The sum of $17,000 Is made available
for rent of buildings and $100,000 Is ap
propriated 'for repairs and improvements
to buildings and grounds. The estimates
called for $110,000 for the latter Item.
In this appropriation there is included
a provision for the installation of sani
tary drinking fountains, but the com
mittee did not make the specific appro
priation of $13,000 asked for this "ur
pose. The estimates for tools and material,
light and power, contingent expenses
and text books and supplies were fol
lowed with but little change. The same
statement applies to estimates for school
gardens, maintenance and repairing of
playgrounds and apparatus for the de
partments of physics, chemistry' and
new item is $4,200 for the purchase
of a motor car for the superintendent
of schools at $t,000 and a motor deliv
ery vehicle for use of the Board of
Education at $2,000 and the maintenance
of these vehicles at $600.
Buildings and Grounds.
The following appropriations are made
for school buildings and grounds:
Complete equipment of normal school
building for colored pupils 20,t"0
Four-room addition toCongressllelKbts
Toward the construction of a new
Central High school (total cost not
to exceed $1,200,000) :00.COO
Towlird the construction of a new M
Street High school for colored pupil
(total cost not to exceed $.fO 1M.0OO
Construction or six-room auninon m
Purciiaro of ground adjacent to J'rt-
Purchase of ground adjacent to lirlgg'K
school for playground space
Purchase of lots for annex to John I.
The bill carries a provision that r.ll
school buildings provided for shall nave
exists opening outward, which shall 1-e
kept unlocked during school hours for
The appropriations for tho Columbia
Institution for the Deaf, the Instruction
of the Indigent blind, and the Instruc
tion of colored deaf mutes were not re
duced. Metropolitan Police.
The committee authorized no Increase
In the number of policemen In the Dls-
CONSTIPATED, HEADACHY, BILIOUS,
TONGUE COATED?---CASCARETS SURE
Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, HtKlijjestioii, hallow Skin, and Miserable Head
aches c)nic from a torpid liver and clogged, constipated bowels, which cause
your stomach to become filled with undigested food, which sours and fer
ments like garbage in a swill barrel. That's the first step to untold misery
foul gases, bad breath .yellow skin, mental fears, everything that is hor
rible and nauseating. A Cascatet tonight will straighten you out by morn
inga 10-ccnt box from your druggist will keep your Liver active. Bowels
clean and regular, Stomach sweet, Head clear, and make you feel bully for
months. Don't forget the children.
CASCARETS WORK WHILE. YOU SLEEP."
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trlct, nor did It appropriate for In
creased salaries for any1 member of the
Metropolitan police force. A net reduc
tion of eighteen policemen for the next
fiscal year is provided in accordance
with the provisions of the lastf District
appropriation bill, which specified that
no vacancies should be filled In classes
1. 2 nnrt 2 until tho whole number cf
Lprlvates had been reduced to 640. Com
missioner jonnsion, nevenneiess, asitr-u
for additional Inspectors, lieutenants,
sergeants, and privates, but the com
mittee wielded the "pruning knife iner-
The number or anvers ai ju
reduced from twenty-six to
The department asked for $2,000 to aid
Irt the support of the National Bureau
of Criminal Identification, but received
onlv $200' '
The estimates called for $S0,SSO for
tha" Tnlf11nnanii exnpnses Of the PO
hlce department, but this bill carries
only $54,000. The estimates for tne House
of. Detention were left Intact.
The committee, however, authorizes a'
purchase of five motor patrol wagons
at $200 each, to replace horse-drawn
vehicles, and allows, in addition, $2,500
for the maintenance of these patrol
wagons. The salary of the hostler at
the House of Detention' Is Increased
from $540 to $600. The committee de
clined to allow a $10,000 appropriation
for tho purchase of a harbor patrol
boat, and the total appropriation for
harbor patrol is only $5,620.
In the fire department, twenty-five
engineers are allowed at $1,200 each.
Instead of twenty-three engineers at
$1,150 each; twenty-five assistant en
gineers, instead of twenty-three, are
allowed, at $1,100 each, and the sal
aries of two marine engineers are In
creased from $1,150 to $1,200. There are
no other salary chanscs.
A total of $16,000 Is appropriated for
repairs and Improvements to engine
houses and grounds. .
The Fire DcDartmcnt asked for S1S3.-
500 for Increased facilities, including
a house at Twelfth and H streets north.
east, a house at Wisconsin and Idaho
avenues'" northwest, and a house for
truck company No. 1 The- Increases
"allowed, however, were as follows:
For rcDalr and storage building, in
cluding lining of clstem, $20,000; one fire
engine. $10,000; chemical and hose
wagon. $6,000: two two-wheel tractors.
$8,000. In all, the department ' gets
$44,000 Instead of the $185,000 asked for
Increases, and $130,800 for 'the miscel
laneous expenses instead of the $155,000
In the Health Department, a net in
crease of one clerk at $1,000 s authoriz
ed. A legislative proviso is that not
less than 'twelve of the sanitary and
food inspectors In the department shall
be employed in the enforcement of the
milk and Dure food laws in the' District.
The bill omits the estimate for a bac-1
terlologlcal laboratory at $1,300. and
also a chemical laboratory at $1,455.
The committee allowed $24,000 for the
prevention of scarlet fever and similar
contagious diseases: $6,000. lor.tne in.
bpectlon of dairy farms; $1,000, for con
tingent expenses: $1,500, for abatement
of nuisances: $5,000, for the disinfection
service: $10,000, for isolating wards at
Garfield and Providence hospitals; J2.00P,
Tor maintenance ot publiccrematory;
tu,vuu, tor aauiuonai turnace at crema
tory, and $200 for treatment of stagnant
The committee refused to allow $25,00)
for the Dreventlon of plague and also
refused an appropriation of $4,200 for
the purchase of motor vehicles lor tne
Health Department and $600' for the
equipping of pound and stable.
The bill authorizes an expenditure cf
$4,100 for the site for a pound, which Is
payable wholly out of' District revenue,
and which transfers title to the District
of the present pound site heretofore
located on land belonging to the Fed
The estimates for the courts remained
practically Intact, and a few Increases
In salaries w-crc authorized. The clerk
In the Police Court was increased $200
and the deputy clerk $100. For repairs
to. Police Court building $1,000 Is appro
priated. Under the head of "writs of lunacy"
the salary of an alienist Is Increased
from $1,000 to $1,200. The sum of $60,000
lsapproprIated for support of District
Two salary increases are allowed In
the office of the Board of Charities.
The chief clerk Is boosted from $1,200 to
$1,350, a stenographer from $1,200 to
$1,300. Tho committee rejected a pro
pcsal to buy a motor ambulance for
Reformatory and Jail.
Th estimates for the "Washington
rsylum and jail were approved with but
slight changes. Several .small salary in
creases are allowed. The committee al
lowed $40,000 for the National Training
School for Boys, the amount asked, and
$".910 for the Refonn School for Girls
in lieu of the $24,710 asked. The sum nf
$53,952 is appropriated for the Home
for tlie Aged and Infirm, and this
amount Includes an Increase of $120 In
the salary of tho superintendent and a
similar amount In the salary of the
chief cook: the chief engineer is raised!
from $900 to $1,000, and the employment
of an additional laundress Is authorized.
The sum of $2,500 Is allowed for repairs
10 the building and $S.'00 for Improve
ments oi tne iignting plant.
The estimates for tlie Columbia Hos
pital. Children's Hospital, Homeopathic
Hospital, Emergency Hospital, Eastern
Dispensary, Washington Home for the
Incurables, Georgetown University Hos
pital, and George Washington Uni
versity Hospital were allowed without
The committee, however, cut deep into
tlie estimates for the Tuberculosis Hos
pital. The Commissioners asked $115,000.
but received only $ol,020. Among the
Items eliminated was $60,000 for erec
tion of additional hospital buildings, in
cluding a power house; but the com
Narer gripe or sicken.
mittee recommends an erection of a
$2,000 building for incipient cases, and a
new high-pressure boiler at $1,000, and
also adds a dietician and four servants
to the staff of the hospital.
Child Caring Institution.
The estimates for the Board of Chil
dren's Guardians were -cut from $84,500
to $75,890, and the estimate for the In
dustrlal Home for Colored Children
from $27,220 to $16,990.
Estimates for the Industrial Home
School. ' the Washington Homer for
Foundlings. St. Ann's Orphan Asylum,
and the National Association for the
Relief of Destitute Colored Women and
Children were left practically Intact.
f Temporary Homes.
But slight changes were made in the
estimates for temporary homes. Includ
ing the Municipal Lodging House and
the Florence Crlttcnton Mission, but the
committee refused an allowance of 5120
In the salary of the foreman, and in
stead cut out that office. Another whack
was taken at the superintendent, whose
salary is redtyd from $100 to $900. and
he Is required to act as foreman.
The estimates for the Government
Hospital for the Insane, carrylnc a total
of $368,000. were not molested by the.
' The foreman of the saw mill Is cut
out, and the' bill asks two day
guards at $720 each, but eliminates two
of the" thirty day guards who draw $660.
The appropriation for maintenance
and fuel and tugboats and .barges for
the workhouse are in accordance "with
the estimates, but the-bill does not pro.
vide the electric machinery and the re
pair shop and equipment asked for by
the Commissioners.. A total of $4,000 is
allowed for repairs to the building.
A total pf $74,014 Is allowed for, the ex
penses iOf the District militia, and the
amount includes $600 for lockers, furni
ture, and (rynulastics, and apparatus In
The foreman of the Water Department
Is increased from tL500. to $1800; one
clerk at 11,350 is omitted and an addi
tional clerk at $1,500 is authorized. The
bill authorizes also the purchase of a
motor runabout at $l,ow.
Fight Upon Tillman
Fails to Defeat Him
COLUMBIA. S. C. Jan. 29. A fight
against the re-election of B. R. Tillman
to the "United States Senate from South
Carolina, started in the State senate
by Senator Macbeth Young, of Union,
because of Senator Tillman's charges
that a certain railway attorney con.
trolled legislation, failed to gain head-
way, and Senator Tlllaman was re
elected for the fourth time by the
house and senate. The action will be
ratified today by tlie Joint assembly.
He was nominated In the Democratic
primary last summer. Senator Young
voted under protest.
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