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Last Edition'
Fair Tonight and Wed
nesday; Colder Tonight.
NTJMBEB 7715.
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,060.
WASHISTGKTO, , TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUABY 4, 1913.
Fourteen Pages
PBICE ONE CENT
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HON DEMANDS
DISTRICT PAY POLICE
' AND HEALTH EXPENSE
Committee Chairman Finds Old Civil Appropri
ation Bill of 1878 Calls Upon Municipal
ity to Stand Entire Cost of Maintenance
of Both Departments.
SAYS GOVERNMENT IS RELIEVED
OF ITS ONE-HALF OF BURDEN
By THEODORE TILLER. """
"" Delving into the yellow pages of the sundry civil
appropriatioon bill of 1878, Congressman Ben Johnson,
chairman of the House District Committee, startled the
House this afternoon with a demand that the District gov
ernment should pay all the expenses of the Police and
Health JDepartments, with the claim that the law of 1878
provided that this entire burden should be borne by the
District. -
Mr. Johnson made points of order against every item
in" the District appropriation bill relating to the Police and
Health Departments.
His moyejpok those in charge of the bill unawares
arid these sections of the bill, were passed over for the
pTese&?!rrtmiefthat precedence aridprior stattites-ma
oeconsulted. ' w
If the Johnson point of order is
Buitalned the General Government
wil lnot contribute one penny to the
maintenance of the Police Depart
ment, and the Health Department
From the District revenues alone will
come the 11.100,000 appropriated lor
these departments.
Cites Old Law.
Although for nearly forty years the
"United States and the District have di
vided the expenses of these depart
ments. Congressman Johnson thinks
that this should be changed. He cites
the following rider on the sundry civil
appropriation bill of June 30, 1S7S:
"The Commissioners of the District
are hereby authorized to fix the sal
aries to be paid officers of the Metro
politan police until otherwise provided
by law, and to require the Washington
Gas Light Company to light the city
lamps at such prices as shall be con
sidered by the Commissioners to be Just
and reasonable. And all expenses, here
tofore Incurred by the General Govern
ment, for the Board of Health and for
the Metropolitan pollce'and for the cost
of inspection shall hereafter be charged
upon the government of the District of
Columbia. "
Put Up To District.
When Congressman Johnson sprang
thb ancient rider on a forgotten appro
priation bill, he said:
"I make a point of order against all
Items In the bill relating to the Police
and Health Departments, because the
General Government should not con
tribute toward the maintenance of these
departments. Eleven days after the
passage of the organic act Congress
adopted, on June 20. J.S78, In the sundry
civil appropriation bill, a legislative pro
vision that the expenses of the Police
and Health Departments and the coat
Of -gas light inspection should be borne
wholly by the District."
"If ray point of order Is sustained, as
I think It must be. I shall later move
to amend this bill by providing that
the appropriation for the Police and
Health Departments shall come entirety
from Distriot revenues."
Burleson Flustrated.
Congressman Burleson, in charge of
the District bill, was plainly flustt-c-d
by Mr. Johnson's move and he asked
time to consider the novel proposition.
Theltems were then passed over, and
the chair will rule later this afternoon
on Johnson's contention that the Uni
ted States Treasury should not con
tribute anything toward the Police and
aalth Departments.
The bills carries JSS1.219 for the Po
lice Department, and S121,o2 for the
Health Department, meaning that, if
the old law of '78 holds good, the Dis
trict must dig down Into its till for
more than a half million dollars in ad
dition to Its customary contribution.
As s6on as consideration of the Dis
trict bill was resumed today. Con
gressman Johnson made a point of
order against i.he $45,000 appropria
tion for free school text books. Mr.
Johnson said it was unfair that his
constituents and the -constituents of
other members must contribute to
ward the purchase of text books for
the District of Columbia, which is
the case under the half-and-half sys
tem. ."Horribly discriminating," was one
term used by .Mr. oJhnson in describ
ing such en arrangement.
Congressman Jtoddenbery. actinK as
chairman during the consideration of
the bill, over-ruled the point of or
der, and Mr. -Johnson then proposed
an amendment nrovldlng that free
text books should go only to those
children whope parents were unable
to buy books-
IN
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Appointments, Promotions, and
Resignations for February
Are Announced Today.
Appointments, promotions and other
changes in the War Department effec
tive during February were announced
today as follows:
Appointments under civil service rules:
Engineers, Rives D. Webb, clerk. $900;
Edward T. Duffy, clerk, $990; Bunnle
H. Booher. clerk, $900; James W. Lee,
laborer, at $660; Irvln T. Frank, clerk,
at $900. Office of the Secretary of
War, Edward T. Sledge, watchman, at
$660. Office of the chief of staff, Philip
D. Johnston, clerk, at $1,000; Celia B.
Kuntz, clerk, at $1,000; Leslie Williams,
messenger, at $730. Office of the Judge
advocate general, Chester A. Bennett,
clerk, at $900; Miss Pearl McKImmey,
clerk, at $1,200. Office of the chief sig
nal officer, Daniel F. Glnnlgan, clerk,
t $1,000; Elmer M. Ellis, clerk, at $1,000.
Bureau of Insular Affairs, Seymour
Pratcher. laborer, at $660.
Promotions:' Office of the chief of
engineers, Thomas H. Rollings, blue
print operator, from $S40 to $1,000. Of
fice of the Secretar yof war, Andrew
Moss, messenger, from $660 to $720. Of
fice of the chief quartermaster corps,
Bampel L. Montgomery from assistant
messenger at $720 to clerk at $900. Of
fice of the chief signal officer, William
H. Cook, messenger, from $660 to $720.
Office of the chief of ordnance, J. Le
roy Delany. apprentice draftsman, from
$600 to $720; Lewis R. Bradshaw, ap
prentice draftsman, from $180 to $600;
Ceorce W. Sullivan, apprentice drafts
man, from $480 to $600. The adjutant
vanapflV nfMfiA T .O If PATTt Jr. W TVItertfl
clerk, from $1,000 to $1,200; Charles
Kotne. clerk, from $1,000 to $1,200; Fred
8nyder. clerk, from $1,000 to $1,200.
Resignations: Office of the chief of
engineers, Paul J. Shaw, clerk, at $1.00.
Bureau of Insular Affairs, Joel H.
Graves, clerk, at $1,000. The adjutant
general's office, Campbell L. Holt,
clerk, at $1,200. Office of the chief of
staff, Vincent W. Hopkins, clerk, at
$1,000; Florence E. Webster, clerk, at
$1,000; John W. Hunzlkcr, clerk, at $1,400.
WEATHER REPORT.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Fair tonight and Wednesday: colder
tonight, lowest temperature tonight
15 or 20 degrees.
TEMPERATURE.
U. S. BUREAU. AFFLECK'S.
8 a. m 32 I 8 a. m 37
9 a. m 34
9 a. m 38
10 a. m 34
11 a. m 35
12 noon 36
1 p. m 37
2 p. m 37
10 a. m 40
11 a. m az
12 noon 4G
1 P. m 47
2 p. in bl
TIDE TABLE.
High tides, 7:05 a. m. and 7:13 p. m.
Low tides, 1:15 a. m. and 1:20 p. m.
SUN TABLE.
Sun rifts 7:13 I Sun Bet
..5:22
MANY
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PORTO RICANTQ
FACE CH OF
BETRAYING CIRL
Young Student Jailed in South
to Face Serious Accusa
tion Here.
CAPITAL WOMAN THOUGHT
.SHE WAS LEGAL WIFE
Tale of Mock Marriage Is Told
When He Quits Her for An
ether Woman.
After a search lasting more than
six months, Castro Rivera, son of a
wealthy sugar planter, of "Ensenarda,
Porto Rico, and former medical Btu
dent at George Washington Univer
sity, is under arrest in Atlanta, Oa.,
on a charge preferred by Miss Mary
Easterday, of 1330 I street' northwest,
who for nearly four years believed
she was the young Porto Rlcan's
lawful wife.
News of Rivera's arrest was con
tained In a dispatch received at Po
lice Headquarters this morning from
the chief of police at Atlanta.
Tragic Story.
Behind the arrest of Rivera lies a
remarkable story of the betrayal of a
young girl's love, a mock marriage in
Baltimore in which a friend of tho
foreigner is said to have impersonated
a minister, and then the shattering of
the romance when he cast aslue the
girl who had borne him two children
for another young woman whom he
took back to Porto Rico and intro
duced to his parents sb his wife.
After spending- three yycars at George
WasWngton'cUniverslty, Brveraayer4
ago last fall went to Baltimore and
matriculated in the medical college of
the University of Maryland. 'He came
toWashlngton every Friday and spent
the week end with Miss Easterday,
who was known as Mrs. Riverda.
In June, when school was over and
he had finished the course In medicine,
Rivera told the girl ho was going to
take her to visit his parentis In En
senardo. But he came no more to
Washington. Letters sent to him at
Baltimore were returned unopened.
Then Miss Easterday learned that the
father of her children had gone back
to Porto Rico and had taken another
girl, whom he represented as his wife,
with lilm.
Asked Indictment
Realizing that she had been deserted.
Miss Easterday, or Mrs. Rivera as
she supposed she was entitled to call
herself, went to the District Attorney's
office to have her husband Indicted for
non-support of his wife and two chil
dren. Assistant District Attorney
Harvey Given heard the girl's story
and became suspicious that the mar
riage was a real one. He went to Bal
timore, searched the records, and found
it naa never been recorded.
Miss Easterday was prostrated when
informed that she had been tricked by
the man she loved. .She locked herself
in her room with her two children and
for days refused to see any one. Her
mother, who Js employed In an F street
store, feared that her daughter, who
suffered a nervous breakdown, might
attempt to harm herself and she was
closely watched for weeks.
On September 30, last, Rivera was
Indicted by the grand Jury on a seri
ous charge. Detectives Baur and Corn
well located him in Cuba, but there
was no way by which he could be ex
tradited on the charge to this ojuntry.
The next heard of him he had re
turned to the States.
The detectUes kept on his trail, but
Rivera managed always to keap Just
ahead of them. A few days ago it
was learned that he was in Atlanta,
and on Information furnished by the
detectives here, he was arrested there
last night.
Another Posed as Wife.
According to Detectives Cornweli and
Baur, Rivera left Baltimore for Porto
Rico last June with a young woman
whose home is In that city. Reaching
Ensenardo, he introduced her as his
wife, and she was cordially welcomed
bv the young man's parents. A few
daya later. It is said, they learned that
the couple had not been married, and
sent the girl back to the States. Her
name was not learned by the poller.
Rivera is said to have followed her
back to this country. Rivera is in his
early twenties and is the son of one
of the wealthiest planters in Porto Rico.
He Is said to have enjoyed a large
allowance while he was attending
school here, and was popular with his
fellow-students.
At the time he met Miss Easterday
she was only sixteen years old. It was
a case of love at first sight and when
he suggested an elopement to Baltimore
she consented.
No Knowledge of Fake.
Mi. Given said today that he was
convinced the young woman had no in
timation she had been tricked by a
fake marriage ceremony until he In
formed her of the failure to And any
record of the marriage after Rivera hard
left for Porto Rico.
At the time of the elopement Miss
Easterday was living with her mother
in Thirteenth street, near P street
northwest. Rivera never provided a
separate home for her, but is said to
have paid for her board at her mother's
home. After going to Baltimore to at
tend college, he returned to Washington
very Friday night and spent Satur
days and Sundays with his "wife." Miss
Easterday also visited her "husband"
several times in Baltimore.
Miss Ensterday's youngest child is
less than three months old. Since last
Juno she has been dependent upon her
mother for the support of herself and
two ChlldfATb
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Without Her, Drinks Car
bolic Acid.
Preferring- death to life without his
girl bride, from whom he had been
separated for several months, William
C. Bllck, nineteen years old, of 12t Q
street northwest, ended his life last
night by drinking a quantity of car
bolic acid ' at his home. Domestic
troubles are said to have preyed on
the young man's mind, and for several
days he had been threatening to kill
himself.
Mrs. Bllck. who Is eighteen years old,
is In a local hospital. She Is about to
become a mother, and has not been
told of her husband's untimely death.
The couple had been married about
a year and lived happily together at
the Q street house with Blick'i father
and three brothers until threo months
aeo. Mrs. Bllck came to this country
J from Ireland and had only been here
iour muuius wnen Hne met uuck. asm
married him. She was Miss Evelyn
J. Franklin and was employed as maid
In the home of a physician in Six
teenth street.
Young Bllck was upstairs alone last
nlpht when his father, three brothers
and sister, who had just finished din
ner, heard him call to them to come
upstairs, as he was dying. When they
reached his room he told them he had
killed himself because he couldn't
lhe without his wife, and thai he
knew she would never return to him.
A hurry message was sent to the Sec
ond precinct police station, and the
automobile patrol was dispatched to the
house. Bllck was-Dlaced In the machine.
but died on the way to the Homeo
pathic Hospital. BlIcK was employed by
his two brothers, who are engaged In
the Ice business.
REPUBLICANS FORCE
EXECUTIVE
Senators Resume Fight to Make
Democrats Confirm Nomi
nations Made by Taft.
Senate Republicans this afternoon re
newed the fight to compel the Demo
crats to confirm nominations made by
President Taft. Senator Smoot made a
motion at 1 o'clock that the Senate go
Into executive session. Senator Martin,
the Democratic leader, called for the
eas mid nays, and Senator S moot's
motion was carried by 37 to S6. Senator
LaFollette voted with the Democrats.
This is the first executive session since
the beginning of last week, when tho
Republicans ero defeated by a tie vote
in an effort to force the Senate Into an
executive meeting, to take up nomina
tions. Indications were this afternoon that
the Republicans would not be success
ful in their attempt to foice confirma
tions Democratic leaders have not
weakened and are prepared to filibuster
indefinitely to defeat the Republican
plan.
Will Soon Be Here.
The Lenten Season. Spend it In the
South Climate Ideal. Travel on the
Magnificent Through Trains of the
Southern Railway. Direct L'ne to all
the South. Consult Agents, 70G 15th St.
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Time of the Attack oa Mrs. Beach.
BEACH TRIAL OPENS
PLEADS NOT GUILTY
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Wife 'a -
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Court to Testify for Her
Husband.
AIKEN, S. C Feb. . Frederick O
Beach, millionaire clubman and society
favorite, pleaded "not guilty" today to
the charge of attacking his wife with
Intent to kill, when the trial was started
In the court of general sessions shortly
after 9 o'clock. His wife was at hi
side ready to take the stand to swear
that it was not her husband who stab
bed her as she was walking In the yard
of the Beach cottage here last February.
The defense has three witnesses
Mrs. Beach, Miss Marlon Hollins, who
was a guest at the Beach home on
the night of the attack, and possibly
Beach himself. Prosecutor Gunter
does not think the trial will last more
than two days.
Mr. and Mrs. Beach did not enter the
little courtroom until 9 o'clock. Then
they had to be assisted through a crowd
of spectators that packed the eorrido:s
and the tiny hearing room. Some of
the morbidly curious had been waiting
for admittance since 7 o'clocc
Mrs. Beach was bjcominjly gowned
in a brown coat suit and i tuiue to
match. She appeared rather l'trvous.
Beach wore a sack suit, and was ap
parently perfectly at case. He Jiclpd
his wife and Miss Marion llolllns, of
N6W York, one t1 thp ultnpa tnr- it,..
defense, who accompanied the Beaches
io mo courtroom, to chairs, and then
conferred with his attorneys.
After Jlldep flnnln hail Arrtmi .!-
Ing of the Indictment and the warrant
Issued on April 8 for Beach's arrest.
Colonel Hendrnnn. R.nlnr Mimt.1 fm-
the New York clubman, announced em-
-iiiuucaiiy, -we are Teady." Beach
was not formally arraigned, his plea of
i.ui tuni) oeing suomuted Dy counsel.
A. H. McCarrolI. of Bath. S. C. a
cotton mill hand, was designated as fore
man of the Jury. Mrs. Beach seemed
interested in the process of selecting
jurymen ana watcnea an me court pro
ceedings closely.
She sat with her elbows on a table
and watched the court reDorter hur
riedly taking down the statements of
counsel. listening intently as the de
position ot auss Italian wyman was
read, illss A yman was to have ap
peared for the prosecution, but was too
ill to testify, so her affidavit was pro
cured. Beach was blase in his utter
unconcern of tho procedure, or the gap
ing eyes of the spectators.
Miss lloll ns, who sat back of the
Beaches, smiled at some of the court
procedure.
Shepard and Bride
Sail From Hoboken
JCEW YORK. Feb. 1. Mr. and Mrs.
Finley J. Shepard "1'pped quietly to
Hoboken today and sailed In the steam
er Kron Prlnzessln Ceclle. Their de
parture wbb unexpected, except by a
few Intimate friends, and their names
were not on the Balling list. They were
recognlted about the ship, however, and
the news was confirmed at Shcpard's
railroad offices.
il Is Again Boosted
Seven Cents a Barrel
PITTSBURGH. Pa.. Fob. 1.-OI1 was
adianced 7 cents today, Pennsylvania
crude oil being quoted by the Joseph
Seep agency at $2.47 a barrel. Five 7
ront nilvnnre tra made last week.
Other nuntatlons today are. Mercer
Black, $2; New Castle. $2: Corning. 2;
Cabell, 2.07: Somerset, J1.S5; Ragland,
70 cents.
SCUTARI MEN
AS ADRIANOPLE
ISSETONFIRE
War Against Turkey Resumed
in Earnest by Balkan
Allies.
MONTENEGRINS ARE LED
TO VICTORY BY KING
Women and Children Aid Fight
on Flames Started by Bui
gars' Cannonading.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 4. With
the fortified city of Scutari captured
by the Montenegrin forces and part
of Adriaaople set ablaze by Bulgar
ian bombardment today the Balkan
allies resumed more aggressive war
on Turkey than ever before.
Scutari -was taken by a large .force
under the personal leadership of
King Nicholas, according to unoffi
cial report received here.
Adriaaople started to burn when
the bombardment was continued to
day after it had been started by the
Bulgarians at ,7 o'clock last night
Invaded North Albania.
When the Balkan "war began, 'the
Montenegrin army invaded northern Alt
ban la and after capturing a few unim
portant villages, settled down to be
leaguer Scutari. Essad jpasba was the
commander of the Turkish! defenders.
Scutari has about 30,060 Inhabitants and
is-the capital of the vilayet of' Scutari.
It U situated sear the soatheastentex
tramlty at th .Lake Jet Scutari, from
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fortacatioas are oa a high hill.
The Montengrlns began a new- at
tack on Scutari at the same time that
tho Bulgarians renewed their bom
bardment of Adrianople. At the same
time the Greeks, under command of
the Crown Prince Constantlne. made
a demonstration before Janlna.
The Bulgarians today continued the
bombardment of the Adrianople for
tifications which they resumed on the
stroke of 7 o'clock last night, when
the protocol of armistice officially ex
pired. According to meagre dis
patches that filtered into Constanti
nople from Muatapha-Pasha sounds
of heavy cannonading from the di
rection of the besieged Holy City
could be heard -shortly before dawn
and was continuous up to noon.
Set Fire to City.
At last the heavy cannonading set
Are to the southern end of the city
and the flames spread rapidly. Every
effort was made to check the Are. but
the strong wind that started early in
the morning fanned the flames on.
THe city has been crippled by the long
siege and the flre-figntlng department
wa totally disorganized. Women and
children joined the bedraggled soldiers
In an effort to save their homes and
themselves.
Some of the residents fled from the
city, but met death at the hands of the
Bulgarians storming the town from out
side the walls.
Meager details of the terror that
reigned in the city were received liere.
TlENlfiilLEO
BY MEXICAN REBELS
Passenger Train Derailed, the
Express Car Looted, and
Wreckage Set on Fire.
Armed with rapid-fire guns, and
well mounted, a large band of Mexican
rebels derailed a passenger train ner
Camo. state of Mexico, killed twelve
soldiers, one officer, seven passengers,
and the conductor. According to dis
patches from Ambassador Wilson, in
Mexico City, the rebels, after robbing
the express car, set fire to the train
and rode north.
"The situation in the State of Puebla
is growing worse," said Mr. Wilson.
"The surrender of Chalco, twenty-five
miles northwest of Mexico City, has
been demanded by the rebels. A battle
is being waged at Tolqultenango, in the
state of Morelos."
The American consul at Juarez re
ported that all along the border Is quiet
and that American settlers are return
ing in considerable numbers to their
ranches and mines. Consul Edwards re
ported that there were rumors that
rebels had renewed their request to
President Madero for peace.
Icy Pavement Victim.
Anna Jenkins, colored, of 929 F street
northwest. Is the first victim of ley
pavements In Washington this winter.
She fell at Eleventh and O streets'
northwest this morning and fractured
Is.
NEW RULES TO GOVERN
WASHINGTON TRAFFIC
SEVERELY CRITICID
Measure Is Called Complicated and Unduly Long
By Board of Trade Speaker Who Has
. Studied Question in Foreign Countries
and Big Cities.
FARMERS ESPECIALLY BOTHERED
BY RULE GOVERNING LOADS
i ByJUDSOKO.WlLLIVlE.
The traffic regulation problem for Washington came
before the Board of Trade this afternoon, at a jwblje hear
ing. There has been much disaffection with the regula
tions promulgated by the District Commissioners,, which
took effect February! . The Districf authorities insist that
the disaffection is largely owing to misunderstanding; on
the other hand, some of tbecritics insist 1hat the rules are
unduly lengthy and complicated, and unfitted to the con
trol of traffic in a city wito Washington's conditions of
wide streets and very little
iWilliam Phelpi;Eno, whahas given, years of sjpdy to
&&&mm,
PHDENTiio
LOAN SHARK BILL
Declares Faults in Measure Are
Outweighed by Good Which
It is Expected to Do..
President Taft today signed the 'loan
shark" bill after a conference with
Senators Curtis and Paynter and Con
gressmen Johnson, Adair, and Dyer,
who, while the bill was pending in
Congress, were familiar with all the
facts urged for and against the meas
ure. In signing the measure, the President
issued a statement outlining the minor
faults found with the bill, but stated
clearly that any of its faults were far
outweighed by the good which he ex
pects It to do.
The measure provides that money
lenders or pawnbrokers shall not charge
more than 1 per cent a month on loans.
The President sni:
-1 have concluded to sign this bill
because Its general purpose is one
with which everygood citizen must
sympathize.
"It has been presed on me that the
rate of Interest to which pawnbrok
ers are limited Is too low, and this
Is urged as an objection to the bill,
not because of any sympathy with
pawn-brckers, but because it li point
ed out that If the limitations of the
bill are so severe as to discourage the
legitimate pawn-broking business It
will drive some pawn-brokers into
Virginia and Maryland, where they
will ply the business without any
limitation or will Induce others to
live in the District and put the lew
at defiance and so subject those who
are forced to resort to them to an ex
tortion beyond the protection of the
law altogether.
'The subject Is one In respect to
which an experiment in legislation
may oroperlv be made, and If it turns
out that 1 per cent is too great a re
striction Congrcs sin its wisdom may in
crease the rata to 1 or 2 per cent.
Save Another Life
By Using Pulmotor
The pulmotor on the Emergency
Hospital ambulance saved another
life today, when "William J. Stewart
was found unconscious In a room at
315 Pennsylvania avenue northwest.
Stewart, who Is fifty-five years old
and lives at 814 I street northwest,
engaged the room at the Pennsyl
vania avenue address last night.
Barney Lewis, another roomer, de
tected the odor of escaping ga. which
he traced to the room occupied by
Stewart. Stewart was lying In bed
dressed In his night clothing, while
gas was escaping from a partially
open Jet.
When the Emergency ambulance
arrived. Dr. Zlnkham. surgeon In
charge, realized that the man was in
a serious condition. The pulmotor
was applied, and by the time the hos
pital was reached. Stewart's condi
tion was such that the doctors said
he would probably recover.
Bill for Chamber.
Senator Lodge introduced in the Sen
ate today a bill to Incorporate the
Chamber of Commerce of the United
States.
ti
real congestion.
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eae of, the far-&. trfi-le
CoHUHlealoners' ngiilki&emi Bead
dressed, the board this afteraooa oa
the subject.
. Fanners Are 'Troubled.
"While the users of jrehlclea la "Wash
ington have found fault, the country
population surrounding the city, which
markets- produce, hay, etc, la the city,
has been If possible even more stirred
over what are regarded as impossible
of these which has already caused
trouble for various drivers, la explained
by the Commissioners as merely imag
inary. -
There is a regulation that no load
shall project more than three feet out
side of the hub line -of the vehicle. lat
eral enforcement of that rule would
make it practically Impossible to bring
unbaled hay into the city. Some of the
police, assuming that the regulation was
intended to apply to hay, have warned
drivers of hay warons that the rule
must be complied with In the case, of
that sort of traffic
The difficulty about enforcing such a
rule would be that it would have the
practical effect of shutting hay from
the surrounding country out of "Washington-
The town would have to get
"railroad hay," In bales, exclusively,
People who keep horses not. only com-
Elaln that baled hay is unsatisfactory,
ut add that. If the competition of local
hay were excluded, 'the prices would be
certain to advance.
Hold Regulations Hostile.
In general, there Is a eelng among
the Maryland and Virginia farmers that
the disposition, in regulating both traf
fic and market conditions in 'Washing
ton, Is hostile to them. They point out
that Washington can ill afford to as
sume such an attitude toward them,
because. If it does so, it will surely have
to pay the penalty of their exclusion
in further increase of living costs that
are already amply altltudlnous to sat
isfy most people who haven't any atflta
under their incomes.
As to this criticism, the Commission
ers protest that it Is not only unjusti
fiable, but that, to the contrary, they
have done everything in their power tc
afford facilities for the farmer- They
are anxious to encourage him In coming
with his produce to Washington" and
point to their recommendation of Jbefei
protection at the market square which
was stricken out' of the District appro
priation bill the other'day on the point
of order of Chairman Johnson.
Conditions at the hay market hav
come especially under the objurgations
of farmers who haul to the city. These
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IN CONGRESS TODAY.
SENATE.
Senate met at noon.
Hearings closed on eight-hour bill foi
the District,
Senator Smoot objects to printing ot
Bailey speech as a public document.
Investigation- of charge against Watsot
and Chilton of "West Virginia, improb
able. Senator Lodge Introduces bill to in
corporate Chamber of Commerce ol
the United States.
HOUSE.
Met at 10:30 o'clock.
Debate on the District bill resumed,.
Judiciary Committee continued consid
eration of anti-liquor "legislation.
Ways and Means Committee resume
consideration of the tarUK bill.
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