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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY;. 15, 1913:
CUT PENSION BILL
Bitter Fight in Prospect Late
Today on This and Other Ap
A tlireateiiede filibuster against alt ap
propriation bills and conference reports
thereon worried the House leaders this
afternoon prior to the continuance of
debate on the pension budget, which
carries the enormous total of $180,300,000.
After attending the memorial services
in the Senate In honor of the late Vice
President, the prospects are that the
"House late todav may be the scene of
a bitter war against the anual pension
bill, and' incidentally, against other al
leged extravagant budgets.
The pending pension bill carries an in
crease of $25,000,000 over that of last
year, and the "economy Democrats"
are on the warpath against it. and also
the naval appropriation blll, which,
"when reported, wil carry manv millions
in excess of the naval bill of the last
This was indicated yesterday after
noon in the speeches of Congressmen
Uoddenbery and Trlbble. Congress
man Trlbble, a member of the Naval
Committee, scored the extravagance
In the naval budget and Mr. Uodden
bery frankly asserted his willing
ness to join in a concerted Demo
cratic crusade to prevent the passage
of "appropriation bill with stagger
Itoddenbery appealed to his col
leagues on the Democratic side to
stand by the economy plank in the
Baltimore platform. Practically every
bill reported by the Democratic
House, he said, had been a violation
of these economy pledges.
If a filibuster develops today
against the pensions bill, it will be
construed as the first step In a gen
eral onslaught against large supply
bills. About three score Democrats
are said to be ready to join in hold
ing up the remaining approrlation
bills until they are sliced a .few mil
Congressman Tribble did not -mince
words in upbraiding his colleagues on
the Naval Affairs Committee for their
liberality in appropriations, and he and
the filibustering Roddenbery were
cheered on by the economy Democrats
In the House.
Assails "Plucking" Board.
One Democrat has gone so far as to
suggest that the chairman of the Naval
Affairs Committee should not be rec
ognized to call up a 150,CO).O00 naval
bill "widen violates the party platform,"
and the public buildings bill will also
be denounced when it reaches the
Discussing the action of the Naval
Committee, Congressman Tribble as
called the "plucking boards provided
for 'in the WIL charging that this board
for years liadibecn "plucking" and put
ling on the retired, list at fat salaries
naval officers who ought-to be'-at-sea.
Jn rapping the extravagance in the
naval budget Mr. Tribble-sald:
"The appropriation submitted by the
Navala Committee carries J125,X.)OJ
without a battleship, for expenses of the
navy. In addition to this, two battle
ships 'have ben reported by the com
mittee, making the total amount of the
bill $145,000,000. The complaint I make
tc this bill is this: In 1311 the appro
priation In total carried JirC.OOO.W.
viliich included two battleships. The ap
piopriation this year, two years later,
carries en appropriation of $22,000,OW
ircre than the 1911 appropriation.
"Now. this Is a proposition I can not
understand; that is to say. In 1S11 two
battleships were carried in the J12G.
fiO.oeo and this committee, pledged to
an economical administration, appro
priates $12S.O0O.O00 before it reaches the
Does Not Oppose Good Navy.
"If the Nrvy Department will econo
mize and the Naval Committee will
join me and cut out the gross extra
vagances that are reomnv-nded and
arHed by the Navy Department, then
I shall gladly support battleship con-ilrw-tlon.
'"I am in favor of a good nvv and
I am In favor of building huch battle
ships as are needed for our country's
de'euse One battleship costs about
S16.0"0.'. About one-half tlm amount
Is carried on the bill providing for bat
tleships and the accessories to such
battleships. The first appropriation does
not provide the full amount for con
struction of the battleships.
"A claim, sir. that this, bill can be
o reduced in extravagant expenditures
that this Congress can build two battle-j-hips
without any material Increase In
the previous bills, especially so in view
of the fact that the last session only
authorized one battleship."
TONS OF GOSPELS
Five Thousand Bibles Will Be
Distributed Among Hotels of
The most interesting relUlon move
ment In Washington this week will ho
the special dedicatory service at 3.3)
o'clock this afternoon int the Church
of the Epiphany, when 5.0W Bibles, to
be placed in the guest rooms of seventy
five Washington hotels, will be dedi
cated. President Taft will make an ad
dress, after which the Bibles will be
presented, to the Christian Commprclal
Travelers, knows as the GIdeonr. for
Tlic Gideons were formed for the
pread of Christianity among commer
cial travelers, and one or the things
they undertook to do was to place a
Bible in every guest room in every
hotel in the United States. Already
ITo.OuO Bibles have been distribute
among 2.000 hotels, and the work of
distribution, accordlng'to the Gideons
has just begun.
After the dedication of the Bibles,
the'GIdeons, assisted by members of the
Y. M. C. A.. .-Bill distribute the Blblra
In motor trucks among the hotels. The
Bibles weigh five tons, and are Ameri
can Standard Bibles which are furnished
by a religious publishing house at cost.
MyOw "BROMO QUNMVtk-t b
aU-ctiw Bromo QaWnt
On CoMta OMDiry.CrJplB 2 Daya
TRAFFIC RULES CUT
TO ASSIST FARMERS
Regulation Demanding Permit to Haul Straw and Hay in Dis
trict Is Eliminated Size of Loads Allowed to Be
Larger Changes Made After Protest.
By JUDSON C. WELLIVER.
Two important modifications of thcopoly wasn't aerse to employing
trafhc icgulations for the District are
announced today. They come as con
cessions to the protests made by the
farmers in the counties immediately ad
jacent to the District, who haul hay,
straw and produce into the city.
The regulations which took effect
February 1 required that a thirty-day
permit be procured from the superin
tendent of police before hay and straw
might be brought into the city. This
lequirement Is withdrawn. Permits will
not be required.
The regulations also decreed that, no,'
load should extend over three feet out
side the line of the vehicle's' hubs. This
would have made it impossible to bring
In most of the unbaled hay and straw
which finds market here, for wagons
are loaded to a width frequently sfc:
feet outside the line of the hubs. To be
required to load only to a width of
threo feet outside, would make It lm
loslble. In a large proportion of cases,
to put on enough hay or straw to jus
tifv the trip to the city.
This regulation likewise has been
withdrawn, and there will be no limita
tion on the width of loads. The farmer
will take the chances of anv trouble
inai may arise In case his load is over
turned or scattered along the streets,
Just as he has done in the rast.
Hardship On AH.
These two objectionable regulations
have raised a storm of protest in the
country, and the effort to enforce them
resulted in cutting down by more than
half the daily receipts of wagon hay
and straw in the city. City persons who
buy hay and straw were not slow to dis
cover that tlrt; regulations were going
to impose hardship on them as well as
on the formers, for there was protest
bt a sharp rise in prices If the wagen
hay were kept out.
Foeling was accentuated to the point
of threatened retaliation against Wash
ington, because the Impression gained
ground among the farmers, especially In
Maryland, that these regulations were
imposed, in part, as a means of punish
ing Maryland persons for their State's
unfriendly attitude toward District au
tomobilists. At the District Building as
surance Is given that there was never
a thought of such motive. As amatter
of fact. General Johnston, who has
taken the chief part in making the new
traffic regulations, pointed out that the
three-foot rule has been a regulation in
the District for fully thirty years; but
It has been a dead letter, and. never
having been enforced, had been forgot
ten. It was included in the new regu
Jatlons. and when they were promul
gated the police assumed that they were
expected to enforce it. This caused
endless trouble. A great many loads
were turned back at the District lines;
some because they were too wide, some
because the drivers had no permits.
"Various delegations .representing the
fanners of Maryland and Tlrgtaia iave j
laid their troubles Iwfore the District'
authorities In connection with "the traf
fic " regulations, with the result that
some matters not directly related to
traffic management hare come under
investigation. One of these has to do
with conditions at the hay market
square, and another with the manage
ment of the city scales.
The city scales are auetionfd off on-e
a year, going to the highest bidder.
The weighmaster at present pays ?LH0
a year for the weighing privilege. He
gets his money back, and whatever pro
fit goes with it. out of the charges that
he Is permitted to make for weighing.
The charges are 35 cents for loads under
a ton, and SO cents for loads above a
An investigation has been started by
the District authorities, which Is ex
pected to result in an order that after
July 1, when the present annual scales
contract expires, the auction system will
stop, and a public wt-ighrnaHter will be
designated who shall be paid directly
from the fees. It Is believed that the
city ought not to Insist upon a profit
from the seal'-, because In Hip end It
must be paid by t ti- conxum-rs and the
plan causes disaffection on the part of
both farmers and their patrons
Reduction Is Expected.
A cousldeiable redu tlun In barges
for weighing is expected to be the re
sult of this change In the system
The management of the h.iy, straw
and produce brokerage business at the
hay market square Is being Investigat
ed, and more reforms may result. For
a number of years E. U. Lafferty was
welghmaster. When he lost control of
the scales, he set up as a hay. straw
and corn broker. Farmers btought
their loads to him, consumers placed
their orders with him, and he became
the "'exchange. ' It has been charged j
that In the course of many years' j
operations lafferty has become a mon
opoly. He charges the farmer 50 cents
for selling a load, and the buyer DO
cent for lurnlsiilng It. This, added to
"C,e!r..Wt'lBh",B c,h:ir.Rv mPosos
of tl.50 on every load handled.
It has been charged that lafferty. n I
order to force all the farmers to do j
business through him. has been at J
times dictatorial. One case, at least.-
has been made the subject of complaint
w hlch indicates that the Lafferty mon- '
Street N. E.
Six rooriiH and bath
Hardwood finlHh throughout,
larse lots and parkin?.
Double porches, 7 by 16 ft.
Holland -window wliado".
Kxtra large closets.
Open and Lighted Evenings Until 9 o'Clock.
stanuaru uu meiiioas. . "s
farmer came to town and contracted
to furnish a number of loads of corn
to a eGorgetown concern. The arrange
ment was made without the Interven
tion of Latterly.
According to the farmers story, when
he delivered the first load. Lafferty
servetl notice on hini that all such
business must be done through him; he
must have his brokerage charges; and
if he didn't pet it. the farmer would
find his general market in Washington
Decided To Pay.
The 'result was that the farmer de
cided to pay Lafrerty the brokerage
charge, notwithstanding that Lafferty
had not provided the market in this
instance. Mr. Rafferty, while protest
ing that he didn't recollect the trans
action, would .not make a positive de
nial; the farmer's testimony was posi
tive and convincing.
A number of years ago the Lafferty
agency was investigated at a big gath
ering of Montgomery county farmers at
the Rockvllle fair, and a great number
and variety of complaints were aired.
In recent time the disaffection has
continued, but the farmers have been
fearful of making protest to the Dis
trict authorities. lest they give offense
to Lafferty and be cut off from their
Mr. Laffertv insists that he hasn't
deserved to be made a target for criti
cism. He regards himself as the best
friend of the farmers, and there is no
doubt that he had many friends among
them. His brokerage system is a
great convenience. The District au
thorities are looking Into Its details. In
the hope that If abuses have developed,
they can be ended.
Wilson in New York
For Night's Good Rest
NEW YORK. Feb. 15. While poli
ticians and the newspapers were stirred
to activity in trying to find out why
President-elect Wilson had come to New
York, and what he was doing here to
day, the governor lay peacefully asleep
in tho home of Col. E. M. House, and
stayed in bed until 10 o'clock.
It was then learned that he had been
so regularly annoyed by early morning
telephone calls in Princeton and Tren
ton that he determined to get one good
night's sleep this week and enjoy the
luxury. of a late lie aDea.
TheT governor went to the theater last
night, had a light supper, and was in
bed by midnight, getting about ten
Vaughn Gla ssPlans
For Annual Reunion
of the Vaughn Class, of the
Calvary Baptist Church, will gather for
the annuel reunion and supper of the
organization In the Sunday school
house of the church, Wednesday even
ing. February U, at 7 o'clock.
The supper will be served by the La
dles' Social Circle and the gathering
will be in the nature of an earnest re
rewal of friendship, class spirit, loyalty,
and fellowship, while the members ot
the class do honor to the life, character,
and principles of tho late "commander."
Francis AS". Vaughn, founder of the
class, who died in January'.
HAVANA. Feb. 15. Memorial services
attended by many members of the
American colony In Havana were held
today In observance of the fifteenth an
niversary of the destruction of the
1'nlted States battleship Maine In Ha
I rtA I mkam mm 41&.A
t M LUTU M UH3
Road to Health
If the liver rata the whole irtfm g
LIVER PILLS will
gently awskea yam
up liver aid cure
co tulip tion.
lots of apoetite. licit fuI-tu .A
Purely vegetable. You need them
ww... i atl4 wlDau uM. swamu riwtm
The GENUINE auut bear aigoatun
; Electric lights.
Iots 20x!2 to 10-foot alley.
I 1'aro.uet Mooring.
I Taved streets and i,ldewalli.
mam -j .,, ; a - , 1
CHANGE IN Nil
Object to Provision Transferring
Appointment of Corporation
Official to President.
Decided opposition Is expressed by
the Commissioners to the provision In
the District appropriation bill as re
ported by the Senate subcommittee on
appropriations, transferring the ap
pointment of the corporation counsel
from the Board of Commissioners to
The Commissioners declined today to
discuss the proposed legislation, but
have gone on record as opposing it In
reporting to Congress on a similar bill
introduced February 7, 1312, by Con
gressman Ben Johnson, chairman of
the House District Committee. Recent
ly Congressman Johnson. In discussing
on the House floor an Item In the Com
missioners' estimates providing for an
increase of $500 annually in the salary
of the corporation counsel, severely
criticised that official for failure to sue
the Commissioners on their bond fol
lowing a defalcation by a clerk In the
office of the Assessor In 1903. At that
time the office was held by E. S. Du
vall. who was succeeded In 1903 by E.
Mention was made by Mr. Johnson
of the bill introduced by him. taking
out of the hands of the Commissioners
the authority to appoint the corpora
tion counsel, "who has thus permitted
them to be shielded when they should
come into court and pay the defalca
tion for which 'they are-responsible."
The defalcation occurred during tho
administration of a former Board of
Commissioners, the amount being about
One of the statements made by the
present board In reporting on the John
son bill was that "It must be assumed
that the corporation counsel will do
his duty, and that the Commissioners
will perform their duties; hence It can
not be assumed that the Commission
ers, by the appointment of a corpora
tion counsel, will seek to Influence him
so .as to compel him to take action
which Is contrary to law and the proper
administration of municipal affairs. If
the contrary is assumed, then neither
tne Commissioners nor the corporation
counsel properly represents the public
and neither should be continued In
In their further argument against the
bill the Commissioners said:
"Suits involving the question of the
settlement of claims against the District
of Columbia, affairs relating to the
building, health, police and plumbing
regulations, administrative In character
and not judicial, coming before that
officer might Induce If not compel him
to bring the matters to the attention of
the President, which. If referred by the
President to some judicial officer of
the United States unacquainted with
the Intricacies of the laws and prac
tices relating to the government of the
District of Columbia, would entail end
less confusion and delay."
See These Homes, That Have Been
Making Such Record-Breaking Sales.
Before They Are All Sold
Georgia Ave. and Gresham St.
In the Choice Northwest
Out of the original offering of three groups only a few in two of
the groups remain unsold. You will not wonder that this is so when
you visit the homes, note the character of the neighborhood and make
comparisons. These homes are beautiful pressed bricka colonial
houses, planned and constructed along the most advanced ideas from
cellar to roof. The locality is one of the most desirable in the fash
ionable northwest. The elevation is high and the very best street car
systems bring you within 15 minutes' ride of the business heart of the
Take any Ninth Street car
Gresham Street. Convenient
Eleventh Street 15 minutes to
Large colonial porches.
Pressed brick fronts.
Steel beam construc
tion. Handsome gas fixtures,
with electric light
The highest elevation
in Columbia Heights
Balance $20.73 Monthly
i.NCiam.NG i.i iNTtiitKvr.
Open, Heated and Lighted Daily Until 9 P. M.
CHARGES WIPE LEFT
Oscar W. Larman Asks Absolute
Decree Defendant Said to
ROCKVILLE, Md.. Feb. 15.-Oscar W.
Larman, of Bethesda district, this
county, has filed suit In the circuit
court here for an absolute divorce from
Roberta S. Larman, who Is said to live
in Washington, on tho ground of deser
tion. He Is represented by Attorneys
Talbott & Prettyman, of Rockvllle.
About three years ago, Mrs. Larman
was granted a limited divorce from Lar
man in the circuit court here, the bill
charging desertion. She was also award
ed the custody of a minor child.
That Hilary Simms, colored, who was
thought to have met with foul play In
Stomach Sour? Got'
'Tape's Diapepsin" will make your
disordered stomach feel fine
in five minutes. Time it!
If what you just ate Is souring' on
your stomach or lies like a lump of
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch
gas and eructate sour, undigested food,
or have a feeling of dizziness, heartburn,
fullness, nausea, bad taste In mouth
and stomach headache this is indiges
tion. A full case of Papc's Diapepsin costs
only fifty cents and will thoroughly cure i
your out-of-order stomach, and leave j
sufficient about the house In case some
one else in the family may suffer from
stomach trouble or indigestion.
Ask your pharmacist to show you the
formula plainly printed on these fifty-
cent cases, then you will understand
why dyspeptic trouble of all kinds must
go. and why they usually relieve sour,
out-of-order stomachs or indigestion In
five minutes. Diapepsin Is harmless and j
tastes like canny, inougn cacn uose con
tains power sufficient to digest and
prepare for assimilation into tho blood
all the food you eat; besides, it makes
you go to the table with a healthy appe
tite; but, what will please you most, is
that you will feel that your stomach
and Intestines are clean and fresh, and
you will not need to resort to laxatives
or liver pills for biliousness or consti
pation. This city will have many Diapepsin
cranks, as some people will call them,
but you will be cranky about this splen
prepare for assimilation into the blood
ever try a little for indigestion or gas
tritis or" any other stomach misery.
Get some now, this minute, and for
ever rid yourself af stomach trouble j
and indigestion. AdvL
and get off at Georgia Avenue
to two car lines Ninth Street
Ninth and F Streets.
Near to Soldiers'
Balance $23.33 Monthly
ICI.LIJI.'VG M. I.tTKItKSr.
621 and 631
i Gresham Street N. W.
Washington a few days ago, died from
natural causes, was disclosed by an
autopsy yesterday by Dr. Frederick N.
Simms was brought from Washington
to his home nearRockvlHe, last Sun
day In a critical condition! He was
unable to tell what had happened to
mm, and, as therewcre several sus
p lc'ous circumstances, the Washington
authorities were asked to make an Investigation.
Funeral services for Miss Mary Le
Master Hege, daughter of Samuel B.
Hege, Baltimore and Ohio passenger
agent for the District of Columbia, were
held at the family residence here at
- o clock this afternoon, tho Rev. Frank
.r Richardson, pastor of. the Southern
Methodist Church, officiating. Inter
ment was in Rockvllle Cemetery. Tho
pallbearers were John Brewer, Charles
M. Jones. William F. Prettyman. Wil
liam Stalnaker, Stephen II. Qulgley and
Miss Hege died at her home hero
Thursday- night ufter a long Illness.
Capital, $750,000;00 Surplus and Undivided Profits Over $500,000.00.
Resources Over $7,000,000.00 ...
Every Business ManNi
FINANCIAL HELP, occasionallyin the regular courseoilfiis
business, whether his operations" are large or limited.
One of the MANY ADVANTAGES of having an account
with Jhe Commercial .National Bank is that customers, in good
standing, cari always get help, when help is needed.
Consult with our officers-relative to YOURbusiness and.
Ashton G. Clapham. . . .President
EldridgeE; Jordan. . . .Vice Pres. '
Arthur Lee Vice Pres.
James A. Cahill Vice Pres.
Tucker K. Sands...V. P. & Cashier
Frank E. Ghiselli. . .Asst. Cashier
Herbert V. Hunt. . .Asst Cashier
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Looking From Hall Into
f - j " i
Looking From Parlo nfo
V.J. , s
Bed Room Communicating with Bath Room.
She was twenty-seven years old, and ia
survived by both parents, a sister. Miss
Daisy B. Hege, and a brother. Edwin
S. Hege. She was born In Chambera
burg. Pa., but had lived In Rockvllle
nearly all her life.
For Blind Discontinued
The Monday night entertainment for
the blind at the National-Library for
tho Blind. 1728 II street northwest,
has been discontinued. This will leave
two entertainments a week, one on
Thursday night at 8 o'clock and the
other Saturday afternoon at 2:30
Next Thursday a song- and piano re
cital will be by Miss Grace Alberton,
soprano, and Miss G. Schwannecke,
pianist. On Saturday Miss Inez Tyre
Ryan win give a dramatic reading- t
classic and humorous selections.
Established October 19, 1904
James A. Cahill
Ashton G. Qaphani
H. King Corrnrell
H. Bradley Davidson
R. Golden Donaldson
T. Coleman da Pont
Charles J. Faulkner
Samuel J. Henry
cial National Bank
14th and' G Street
THE BANK OF PERSONAL
.. ... . sm.M m
r w 3
Parlor and Dining Room.
- r -
Hill snd Dmins. Room.
Rule in Dtr Soon
DENVER, Col-. Feb. IS. After June
1. -Denver will be the largest city In
the United States under the commis
sion form of government. This was
made certain today when practically
complete official returns from yester
day's special election showed a char
ter amendment for Immediate com
mission government carried by a plu
rality of 4.980. At the same time an
other amendment providing for the
non-partisan system of elections also
An election to select Ave city com
missloners and the auditor provided
by law will be held May 21.
FILES CUREDI?r TO 14 DAY.
Toot druggist will refund money If PAZO
Ointment falls to cure Itching. Blind. Bleed'
Ing or Protruding Plies in ( to U'dar. We.
Eldridfe E. Jordaa
Arthur Lee .
Fredlc E. Nolting
Arthur E. Randle
Tucker K. Sands
O. G. Staples
John P. Story, Jr.
MOVING, PACKING, STORAGE
Taor BoaaeholL good let na fornJab an es--
Rate br lead or raetimi4- vmi
Taaa asd reliable mtrvcra. Faektex; HJUpplot
Merchants' Transfer & Storage Co.
Fnone Kaln (9M.
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COLUMBIA TRANSJ-ER BTORAOB CO..
MS K. T. At. X. W.
Packtaa and Shipping, Storasa. raa load.
nr -im wtrrntATiem min. a
net ateraca. surtax. fWnaj, UKlfB
RATES STORAGB CO. 53MU(. X. V.
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Suparior nathra, teachan
Trial leaaoa traa.
mil leaaoa tree.
Tbe Beat Method.
Say 4; Evening SaaKma
At School or Bealdaoca.
ninn and Prtrsta.
til 11th ST. N. TV. PHONE UAIK JUT.
Brascheo In over SCO leading cities in Amir-
lea. Europe and Africa. PnpUa traveling maj
transfer tno vaiue oi tneir leaaona rrom est
cltr to another -without additional coat.
NEW CLASSES CON3TANTL.T FORMCi'd
MrsaEmily Freck Banes
IC Eleventh St. H. E. Ph. line. 1IJb
81S ltth St X. W.
Do You Want to i
Buy or Sell
A SEWING MACHINE,
If SO J .
Use the CLASSIFIED
and get quick responst.
Phillips & Sager
Street N. W.
1314 F ST. N. W. or 7th AND H STS. N. E. t
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