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THE WASHINGTON TBIES; SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1913.
REPEAL MY END
Congressmen Favor Removing
Limit From Amount That
May Be Paid Each Year.
To expeditiously dispose of the lesal
qupslu-n Involved in the prompt ac
quirement of tlie ground for the ex
tension of tne Capitol grounds, a bill
r lesolution probably will be intro
duced in Congress repealing the clause
n the original act which limits to
"o.OW the amount that may be paid for
ondrmninq property in a single year.
The matter is being discussed by sev-
ral members of Congress and by the
propcrtyholdcrs involved, and their at
torneys. In some quarters delay is
Miggcsted. until the opinion of the At
torney General reaches the President.
I pon the word "conflict" probably
t III rest the finding of the Attorney
General. There is no questioning the
fact that the only law which authorized
the condemnation of property for the
.Mension of the Capitol grounds Is to
hi' found in the act of June 23, 1310,
which specifically limits the amount
that may be acquired in any one year
to on area that the commission esti
mates to be worth not more than JS0O,-
l-"urther, there is no questioning the
fact that at the same time the com
mission composed of the Into Vice
President Sherman, Speaker Joseph P.
t'annon, and Superintendent of Capitol
Kuildings and Grounds Elliott Woods
i equated the Attorney General to in
stitute condemnation proceedings, this
provision of law was in effect, aid that
all proceedings carried on in connec
tion with the entire area were not only
without authority of law. but in viola
tion of its positive prohibition.
Findings Are Void .
When the report of the commission,
signed by Georgo Trucsdell, Michael I.
W.eller, and Thomas H. JIcKee, was
presented to the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia on January 2),
1513. it was still proceeding without
authority of law, and Its findings, plac
ins the total value of the property in
volved, at 53,3)1,431.73, was without ef
fect and void.
There is no questioning the fact that
Congress has had power to repeal the
lestrictive clause at anj time, nor is
It questioned that the sentiment of
members of Congress is favorable to
uch repeal and the prompt settlement
of Uie proceedings, but such action ap
pears to have been overlooked. The
fact that there was a restrictive clause
seems to have escaped the public atten
tion until The Times. in its exclusive
story of la3t week, for the first time
acquainted its readers with the cause
of the delay in the . proceedings.
Opponents of Chairman Johnson as
sert that the clause contained in the
sundry civil bill of June 23, 1313. pro
viding that "all laws or parts of laws
in conflict with the provisions of this
act are repealed." are not clear in what
particular the appropriation of $2,523.
872.33. which, together with the remain
ing balance from previous appropria
tions, amounting to J380.462.43 totals the
amount of the award, is in conflict
with the provisions of the act.
Blanket Provision Issue.
Some color is lent to their contention
by the provisions contained in the open
ing clause of the same act which appro
priates the items enumerated for the
fiscal year ending Juno 30, 1914," anti
practically the only question the De
partment of Justice will have to decide
is whether this blanket provision which
appears in practically all appropriation
bills may be construed as covering the
point involved. '
On the other hand, -nere it not that
the appropriations contained in the act
are made available for the fiscal year
1314, few would venture to suggest that
the appropriation of the whole sum, "to
pay the amounts awarded by the court
commission under the statute" could be
construed as repealing a specific limi
tation as to the manner in which the
amount should be disbursed.
The very act upon which those who
belittle the point of law raised depend
for their Justification provides that the
money is to be expended to maqe pay
ments" under the statute" the act
which limited the yearly expenditure to
While up to the present time the
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AT ELKS' MEMORIAL
Annual Service to Be Held at
the Poli Theater This Evening.
Senator Claude A. Swanson of Vir-
j ginla. former governor .of that State,
will be the principal speauer ai iuc
memorial services of Washington
Lodge, Xo. 15. B. P. O. Elks, at Poll's
The memorial services are held for
Ms Elks who died since last memorial
day Charles O. Brill. Parke Hunter,
James H. McCreedy, Raleign 11. Moler,
Daniel P. McCarthy and John J. Arnold.
The Marine Bnd will furnish music
under alrection of Lieut. William a.
Sanfoltnnnn Thp Bv. W. E. Callen-
dar -will deliver the Invocation and th
opening ceremonies will do conauciea
b the officers of the lodge. Gordon
H. Baker will give a tenor solo and
Arthur S. Wltcomb will give a cornet
movement for the legislative correction
of the oversight is in a tentative stage,
it is probable that a meeting of those
interested will be called some time
during the week, unless the certainty of
a favorable report from the Department
of justice at an early date Is made evi
Colombia Letters Are
Withheld From Senate
President Wilson has refused the re
quest of the Senate for all the cor
respondence between the United States
and Colombia relating to claims of
Colombia against this country in con
nection with the building of the Isth
mian canal. The President held It
would be incompatible with the public
interest to make such correspondence
Notifying the Senate -of this decision,
the President Incloses a letter from
Secretary of State Bryan, who declares
the questions arc still pending and are
the subject of discussion between the
United States and Colombia. Their
transmission at this time, the Secre
tary says, would not tend to accom
plish any practical purpose. The cor
respondence was requested by the Sen
ateMast April in a resolution presented
by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska.
A hard stubborn Cold that hangs
on, is broken up hy Humphreys
"Has served me faithfully for
years," says a friend of "Seventy
seven," writing from the Danish
Island of St Thomas.
So .say the friends of "Seventy
seven" the World over, when the
Cough, Cold, Grip, Influenza, and
Sore Throat are taken in time.
If you wait till you're stck-a-bed
it may take lorjger.
The Dollar Flask, holds more than
six twenty-five cent vials for sale
by, all Druggists or mailed.
nninphreyB Homeo. Medicine Co.,
156 William Street. New York. Advt.
ill. W mUL
Is the Solution
Let us convince you of out supcri
crlty as Chiropodists and prove to
vou what a simple matter it is to give
you absolute foot comfort.
WK SUCCESSFULLY' M A S T K It
CunZiS. IIU.MOX h, KM.AI1GKD
ioi.nts, cali.oitii;s, ixguowi.ng
m cluii jvailsj cali.ositiks,
in th's particular we arc "most
f 'f cii-nL Don't oxperiment with un
known demonstrators-and appliances.
ftting such as we accomplish as
sures Instrnt Kellef. from all pain
nonsuit us at once We will truth
fully advise whether you need such
cprvlco or not.
GEORGES & SON, Inc.
121i F Street Nl W.
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Lafllm' Wald 1b Altradanee.
When Glasses Are Needed
I furnish the proper and safe kind for every manner of
defective or failing sight. Such Glasses as are exactly needed
for each particular case. 1 make these Glasses and fit them
accurately to the eyes, nose, and face, and am prepared to
mount the lenses in any style frame, whether steel, rubber,
shell, aluminum, gold-filled, or gold. My prices will be found
as moderate as the first-class work and material used will per
mit. Persons who are thinking about commencing to wear
glasses should consult with me.
During the last few years I have corrected and cured
thousands of cases of defective eyes, and can correct yours.
If you do not need glasses I will tell you so, and advise you
how to save and preserve your sight, but if you do need them,
after a careful and intelligent study of your case, I will furnish
such as -will be of great benefit to you.
Special for this week, my regular $2.50 Glasses, $1.00.
I positively guarantee my Glasses to be adapted to your
1 209 G St. N. W.
solo. The vested choir of the Church
of the Ascension will slnff "Hark,
Hark. My Soul." Taylor Chewninff.
tenor, pill sinir "No shadows Tonder."
and after closing exercises by the offi
cers of the lodge, the Rev. Callendar
will pronounce the benediction.
Host to R. B. Hale.
Major J. J. Dickinson, special com
missioner of the Panama-PaciHc Expo
sition, entertained at luncheon at the
Cosmos Club yesterday afternoon in
honor of R. B. Hale, or San Francisco,
vice president of the Panama-Pacific
Exposition Company. Among those
present were Secretary of State Bryan,
Henry St. George Tucker, of Lexington,
Va., and Barry Bulkelcy.
Will Join Embassy Here.
The Japanese embassy has been ad
vised of the departure for Washington
of Count Muira, who will be connected
with the embassy hereafter, closing a
term as secretary of the Japanese em
bassy at Paris. ,
Wilson Policy Alarms
That President Wilson hasi Informed
members of the Senate Foreign Rela
tions Committee of his intention to press
Secretary Bryan's Nicaraguan treaty,
anil that there is probability of an ex
tension of this treaty plan to take in
most of Central America, his created
discussion in the Senate. The President
Is said to have made plain hln desire
that a protectorate over .Nicaragua be
established as complete as' that now ex
isting over Cuba.
The treaty by -which it was sought to
extend a protectorate over Nicaragua
has failed thus far of ratiflcatlop In the
Senate, but there has been sufficient
discusslan of it to alarm other Central
American- governments. Honduras and
Salvador particularly have voiced objec
tions. But President Wilson and Secre
tary Bryan are said to-feel that the dis
turbances and financial difficulties of
the Central American governments, and
are said to favor extending the pro
tectorate plan over the rest of Central
The forecast fr the District of Co
lumbia Italn, colder tonight; Monday
colder, and partly cloudy.
For Maryland Rain, colder tonight:
Monday partly cloudy and colder; prob
agly snow in mountains.
For Delaware Rain and colder to
night; Monday rain or snow and much
For Xew Jer.iy Rain and colder to
night; Monday rain or snow.
For Virginia Rain and colder tonight;
Monday fair and colder.
The temperature today as registered
at the United States Weather Bureau
U. S. BUREAU.
8 a. m. ....... iz
'J a. m 49
10 a m 40
11 a. m c
13 noon 51
S a. m
" a. hi........
10 a. m. ....
11 a. m
High tide, 5:0c a m. and 3:23 p. m.
Low tide. 0:33 a. m. and 10:13 p. m.
1 p. m...
2 p. m....
7:03 Sun sets..
...... 53 1 p. m...
53 j 2 p. m....
The shop which always shows the newest and trvost distinctive Jewelry Creations offers here a few
timely suggestions to eift buvers. Manv more are to he fnnnrl in thp Limine ctnMr nf Hnnct ian,ain,
L Honest Prices. i
Real Seed Pearl
V Jtnrc Collec
I . T '
1L w.. J
Real 3&c .39
We are of
for the fam
tho only sil
for 50 years.
1 Cold Meat
Knife. In lin
Link and Scarf Pin Sets, Solid
Gold. Engraved with initials;
actual S6 value. Sne- An rt
A full line of Seed Pearl Necklaces and Jew
elry and Cameo Jewelry from which to select.
Wasn1nJtonranteed 'Wer tha" a"y p,acc ,n
Genuine d i a mond.
solid gold, fine white
atone: 15 val
Genuine M carat.
Solid Gold Sidg-
ISrf!"!:. $15 $1.75, $3.50
$5 and $8
Children's Solid Rnlri
Heart and Chain. Special
50 DESIGX3:1N TOILET SETS,
$3.50 to $18.00
Other houses ask nearly double
for similar qualities.
anites, 2 sizes: containing card
case, mirror, powder puff, and coin
holder. Greatest value ever offered
in a Vanity. Finished In bright Silver
and French Gray Silver; engraved,
plain, and engine turned.
Special for Monday and Tues- g- ffi
day only dJL.lU
Sale of High-Grade Parlor Suites
at Special Christmas Prices
3-piece massive parlbr suite, like illustration, mahogany finish
Upholstered Loose Cushions of Green Velour. A very (J Q ftZ
handsome set. Regular J20 quality. Our cash price wxO.ltJ
5-piecc massive parlor suite Upholstered Seats and Back In
Plain Green Velour 1 sofa, 1 armchair, 1 rocker, and 2 chairs; ma
hogany finished. Regular $32 quality. Our special ca6h IJOI TJfZ
price - 5X.fJ
Wf manufacture Parlor Suites and sell direct to you, thus saving
ou the middleman's profit.
The U. S. Upholstering Ci.. 631 F Street N. W. i
Phone Main 7032 Opposite Casino Theater
Slip Covers FREE
With Each Order on Upholsterln
. -A BEFORE XMAS OFFER!
We are offering a set of Top Covers
absolutely free with every order taken be
fore Xmas for Upholstering Five-piece
5-piece Parlor Suite Reuphoktered and Recovered in
Tapestry, using silk cord and gimp; new springs where nec
essary; frames repolished like new,. FREE Q Ci
DELIVERY. Only 3-7 3U
Call, Write, or rbone and a lUpreaeniatlve Will Brio Sample.
It nays to intrust your work to a reliable firm that manufactures
as well as repairs. ITAVK US' COVKR YOUll I'AIU.on SUITK SOW.
Orders taken now will bo finished inside of 3 or t days.
The U. S. Upholstering Co., 631 F St. N. W.
Phone Main 7632 Opposite Casino Theater
Designs to select
Watches & '
Military Sets, comb and
two brushes. Special,
Gold filled Slides 50c
Solid Gold Slides S2.00
Lucios Diamond Slides ..t..S1.30 up
all sizes, all
per cent less
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Thft npv T,nrrnatta
EXTRA SPECTAL. in sterling silver and
Lucios Famous Fish Scale gold finish
Pearls. Regular 3 value (j- AA '
Only" 100 'strings' at "this price. $3.00 Up
LUCIOS, 1307 F Street
We make it possible for
you to buy many of your
Christmas Gifts for a very
small amount of cash at
Nothing is more sensible
or more acceptable than
some article to add to the
furnishings of a home. A
handsome Parlor Table, an
Easy Chair, a Piece of Cut
Glass, and a hundred other
things to be found in our
store make ideal presents.
Buy them now and let us
mark them for Christmas
delivery. A little later will
come the rush, and hurried
selections are not always
the most satisfactory.
Wc are perfectly willing
to charge your purchases
on an open account, with
future riavmcnts divided as
you may ask. No notes are
required and no interest is
Peter Grogan & Sons Co.
817 to 823 Seventh St
You'll Like to Live
in One of These
In these you will realize your
desires for a home embodying
your best ideas of com'ort and
attractiveness at a price well
within your means. These homes
are designed and built to satisfy
the homesecker from every point
of view the liberal terms wo of
fer are not the least feature. G
large sunny rooms and bath;
spacious Colonial porch ns
shown; cellar under tho entire
house; a thoroughly efficient and
economical heating plant. You
will recognize real worth in these"
homes as soon as you see them.
$ 1 00 Cash
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TO INSPECT Take any Xorth Capitol Street Car and get off at
Rhode Island avenue; walk y short squares east and you are right
at the properties. Open and lighted until a p. m. daily, including
Come out today, or phono Main 4191 and let us take ou there.
1430 K Street N. W.
w a- a- I. .i -. j y ;
H I iur-H HUH tiltl liH JH wal
The malntcsance of which ia cosarctlea
with tho qHallty ef feed SHnpltes is so
cpHstaHtly agitated aoir throagheat the
Country and Justly so. The standards ef
lainc and uuailtr. as ire kmovr tnem, are
not a different standard' reprcsct!nr the creation of each!
individual mind, but rather the accepted standards and grades
as rccopiihcd by tho food aHthorities ef the conntry as irell
as thf consnmcrs. Too Bnaeh stress cannot be laid on the fact
that although but fonr montns age we introduced groceries
into onr stores, we hare succeeded in effecting mere real
reductions on tho best lines of groceries than has erer been
done before fn Washington. "We provide yoR with a clean
market to trade in, the best of merchandise, and at the lowest
possible costs. Some money sating standard
MONDAY and TUESDAY
Kirhnaiisr6I25c IVORY SOAP 3 for lie
Keln Soap, 5c alse 2 for 9c
Olrlne Soap, 5e' alxe...3 for 10c
Santa Claim Soap,
Zic alee... ...'.. "-for 10c
Tar Soap, 5c tiler, each. ......4c
I'll mm o Snap, 5c nlzr. ca..3'ic
G'antlle'Snap, triple bar.. (. ..9c
Star Aaptha Powder.. .2 for 9c
Spotleas Clcanaer 2 for 8c
Cloa Siarch, large lama,
Arco Starea, 5e alxe
Cora Starch, 5c alxe
ItoMn Blue, 5e alxe
Uagrfc Bine,- 5e alse
Ammonia, 10c alxe..........
Match?, Dnahle Tip, dox.
Clothexplas, per 100
Fer 7 lf.K D 8 Per O
ft flllK DfleU Chin Pfcft OC
Blue Label Catop....:ic A 13c
Champion Catunp Oc
Helnx'a Catsup .....25c 15c
Beechnnt Catanp 25c t 15c-
Gold Medal Pickles, ea 9c
My Wife Salad Dress
ing;, each 13c
Stag; Chill Sauce, 15c slse..l2c
Vinegar, Cider or White... 9e
Seeded Raisins, 10c slxe,
Currants, cleaned, 12c
slxe, pkjr lee
Flics, California, 15c
alxe, pka. ;i3e
Figs, Smyrnapcr lb 15c
Peaches, Krap per lb.llcOc
Apricots, Brap, per
Dates, lance pka: 9e
Polled Flics, Antler Brand Se
4ic g- SUGAR SLi 4k
Golden Scene Peaches,
20c can .17e
Klk Asparasns, White,
20e can lSe
Srran Asparagus, AThlte
Bonlta Pineapple, -Vz ean..25e
Monroe Pears, can ......15c
Del Monte -Tips, medium,
. not small 21c-
Belclum Peas .115c
Pimentos, Fancy 15c 10c
Fancy Maine Cora, 15c eaa.l3e
Fancy Maine Saceotash,
15c can 18c
Peas, Wcddlna. 12c can 10c
Peas, Rochester, 10c can.... Se
Tomatoes, Bloc Belie,
15c can lie
Uma Beans, Brldceton,
lie can 9e
Striae; Beans, Berlin,
Mushrooms, Choice, 23e
OATS K, 3 for 25c
KELLOGCS cFJ,n:Es 74c
Preserves Compound, per Ib.Oc
Jelly Compound, 'per jar Sc
Van Lll'a Chow, per Jar 9c
Horse Radlsb, per hot Oc
Longaeld's Sanee, per bot. . .9e
Stae Salad Dresslnx;, bot.. ..So
Peanut Bntter, 10c alxe Se
Golden rree Syrnp .23c ASc
Pure 31aple Syrnp, Iargre...24c
Instant Poatam 24c
Sweet Cider, acr K"l .21c
Mincemeat, per lb ..J9e
Hominy, Balk, per lb 3c
Yellow Meal, per lb 3c
Blackeye Beans, per lb..... 7c
BROOMS 21c BROOMS 26c
Fresh Little Pig
Corned Mildly Cared
Smoked Lean ami Teader
rffC SELECTED Oil. rn f Q MILLBROOt: Qi
I.UUJ OUALITY Ol2C fillUJ F-kt Slack J4C
122C BeL LARGE OR ANGES FLORIDA fez. 12
Cranberries tSS y 12c GRAPES 2S& Sf 15c
Apples imY,.ri.i JgL 15c Grape Frjrit" "lE ECK 7c
19c El E-Sweet Potatoes fc 19c
ONIONS agSi 2 for 5c ONIONS ,JZik
Oyster Plant bS 8c POPCORNS 8c
23cPa "White Potatoes ""5,23c
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930 La. Atc. K. TT.
8th and E Sts. S. E.
31st and 3T Sis. X. W.
7tli & Qne Sts. X. TV.
1111 H St. X. E.
1C32 Xorth Capitol St
The Market of
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1935 Mth St. X. W.
7th & B Sts. X. E.
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7th & II Sts. X. E.
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columns that stamp of character and -worth -which clean and
reliable advertising alone can give.
Keeping out the undesirable want ads, however, is a
problem in itself. Eternal vigilance is required. "While
this policy means a sacrifice of considerable revenne, The
Times feels that the direct loss is more than made up in the
ever increasing confidence of the people of "Wsahington in
its AVaut Ad pages.
So The Times will appreciate the co-operation of its
readers, and information concerning advertisements
thought to be otherwise than legitimate will bo welcomed.
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the Classified Advertising Manager will have prompt attention.