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Fair Tonigftf and Tuesday.
(Full Ropbrt on Pago Two.)
t "WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, 1916.
I'BICE ONE CENT.
DOCKS OF CITY
Berlin Admiralty Asserts Navy
Aeroplanes Assailed English
Seaport Early on Sunday
London Press Calls for Better
Defense Against New and
Powerful Type of Battle
Planes of Germans.
BERLIN, via wireless, Jan. 24
German naval aeroplanes bom'
barded the station at Dover, Eng
land, the barracks, and the docks
early on Sunday, the admiralty an
Dover is a city of about 15,000,
sixty-six miles cast-southeast of
London, and in the county of Kent.
The German admiralty statement
apparently casts doubt upon the
report that London may have been
attacked by the raiding aeroplanes
on the visit early Sunday morn
ing. It is possible, however, that the
second raid, which occurred Sun
day noon, was made over London.
Dover is a great shipping town,
particularly for trade between
France land England, nnd niany
vessels generally lie at its two
New Aerial Attacks on
London Forecast; Press
Urges Better Defense
LONDON. Jan. 24 A lcnewal of Ger
man aerial attacks on London prob
ibl ! squadrons of German Fokkcrs.
the "Uhlans of the air." is predicted b
the Indon press today in commenting
on the raids on the Kentish coast yes
terday. In which one person was killed
and six Injured
Aeronautic oxpeits declare that aero
plane attacks probably will supplant
Zeppelin visits until the weather is more
fHorab!e for voyages by the sky
oTeadnaughts They call upon the gov
r nmrnt to make better preparations to
defend London against the giant Fok
Ker battle planes.
The London Times assailed the censor
lor lorbidding publication of the exact
localities atticKed .vosterdav. Tho
Times declared that both raids were
witnesyvl b, lai pe numbers ot peo
ple" and that the German aviators cer
tainly knew exactly where they were.
Two Raids Made.
QuestionlnK the military advantage
of suppresses such information, the
"There vvcio two raids yesterdaj, one
delivered In blight moonlight a,nd tne
other at high noon They were wit
nessed bv large numbers of people,
who know enctl where the tool
place The enemv airmen woie certain
ly undei no Illusions as to their vvnerc
n bouts Berlin is no doubt Informed by
this time, and in a dav or two. If the
censor permits, wc shall publish nn ac
count of tho locality from German
The Dail .Mail declared that the
Sundav raids showed the follv of bellev
Inc that London has been made Immune
fioni oil attacks, simply because no
Zeppelins have attacked tho city for
Kxpect Other Attacks.
The i aids en Kent promptlv con
filmed riiclit ''ommander Billings' pre
diction that aeioplane taids are apt to
become more danscrous than Zeppelin
aids." said the Mail
Some of tho aeronautic writers belleo
the Fokkcr acroulano was built solclv
for defensive nui poses and Is incapable
of a flight to London
Ollieis give warning howeei. that
the German fighting ship is probably
well equipped for a quick da&h to lSng
land Despite the anxictv felt In London
over lecent successes of the new Ger
man neronlanes. correspondents sta
tioned at tho Biltlsh front report that
sk(lled Kngllsh aviators have encoun
tered and defeated the Fokkcr nllots
Li one such engagement, the Chronicle's
c oiKspondent declaics. a British Aviator
touted two Fokkcrs and a third German
lil.Rl.lX (via wiictcs" to Sayvlllc),
Jin .'I Bombs thrown bv Trench avla
tois in their laid on Metz capital of
l.oiiaine. fell on the bishops residence,
it is ofllciallv announced this afternoon.
To il!!ttns were killed and eight
wounded One of the onemv aeroplanes
was hhot down an.i its occupants cap
tured l.on.h- al?o fell In the hospital court
rt Aletz the win o'lioe announced
li I" alo stated that s.evcial In
hrbltants of Monastli. Seibla were
killed and wounded bv bombs tliiown
In aviators from the allies' camp In
Income Tax Is Upheld
By U. S. Supreme Court
The Federal income tax law was declared constitutional in the
Supreme Court today.
The law was passed by Congress in 1913, following the adoption by
the States of the income tax amendment to the Federal Con
stitution. The decision was made in the case of Brushabcr vs. Union Pacific,
brought in the Supreme Court because the law collected taxes
prior to the date on which it went into effect; because it col
lected taxes at the source; and because, it was charged, it is
discriminatory and taxes property without due process of law.
The decision today directly affects five cases, which were grouped
and argued in October, 1915. Each raised different points in
appealing from decisions of lower courts upholding the validity
of the law.
Summons Congress Leaders to
Confer on Appropriation
Summoning: to the "White House the
chairmen of various committees and
subcommittees handling appioprlatlons.
President Wilson today proceeded to
use his executive Influence In favor of
speed. He wants' the decks cleared
for concentrated effort on the army and
navy bills and the ship purchase legis
lation. Ono of the measures which tho
President Is anxious to get out of the
way Is the District appropriation bill.
Among those summoned to tho White
House was Congressman Robert N.
Page, of North Carolina, chairman of
the aubcommltte of the House Appro
Others were Chairman Flood, of the
Houno Foreign Aftalis Chairman
Lover, of the House Agriculture;
Chairman Stephens, of Indian Affairs,
and' Senator Hitchcock, chairman of
the Senate Committee on the Philip
pines The President's appointments with
these members follows" Mr. Flood at
i. o'cloolt, Mr. Stephens at 2:15. Mr.
Lever at 2M5, Mr. Pate at 2:30, and
Senator Hitchcock it 4 onocK.
Tli President hones that ma
Th President hopes that many ofM"t niar.t until she became uuWcicntly
these bills will bo out ot the way bv
the time he returns trom his (rip
throuch the Middle West In behalf
of national defense.
The President hsm flatly refused to
consider any Invitation to apeak be
fore political organisations during
State Department Wants Infor
mation Concerning Reports
on Persia Disaster.
following the publication of reports
that Turaey has admitted responsibility
for the sinking of the Persia last montn
tho State Department announced today
that Instructions will be sent to Am
bassador Morgenthau at Constantinople
to make Inquiry of the Turkish govern
ment as to the operations ot Us sub
marines in the Mediterranean.
At the tame time, State Department
officials said their contemplated action
was not Influenced by the news reports
of Turkey's admission of responsibility
tor the Persia disaster. It was the
original plan, the department autnon
tatlvelv announced, to send the same
Inquiries to Constantinople that were
sent to Berlin and Vienna.
The State Department today had no
confirmation of the report from Amster
dam that the Turkish government was
preparing a note to the United States
admitting that a Turkish submarine wa
responsible for sinking the Persli.
K'r, innuliv will bn made of Embassa
dor Gerard at Berlin as to the truth of
the Amstetdam dispatch, officials said,
although it was based on Borlln advices.
There was no disposition to taVe official
rognlssancc of the reported Turkish ac
tion until tho matter Is officially re
ported to the department.
The Turkish submarines that aided in
the Dardanelles campaign were manned
by German officers and crows.
Seeks to Abolish
Nebraska Senator Goes On Record
In Favor of Direct Choosing
The abolition of the Electoral College
and the election of the President and
Vice President by direct vote of the
people today was advocated In a reso
lution by Senator Norrls of Nebraska.
"Oilglnally," said Benator Norrls,
"electors really used their discretion in
choosing Piesldent Now they aro use
less. "The plan now makes impossible nn
independent candidate for 1 resident or
Vice President and also makes it Im
possible for a man to vote for a Presi
dent on one ticket and Vice President
on another, Kurther, It obstructs the
passage ol Presidential primary laws."
Air Raid on Monastir.
SALONIKI Jan 24. A Hquadron pt
fort-llve Kicnch aeroplanes bombarded
Austro-Bulgarlan headquartera at Mon
astir Sunday morning, Inflicting heavy
0 DATA ON SUBS
AGED WOMAN DEAD
IN H STREET FIRE
Mrs. Mary Scott Turner, Life
long Resident of Capital, Vic
tim of Apartment Blaze.
Flro In an apaitmcnt house at 17J1-33
II street northwest early today resulted
In the death of Mrs. Mary Scott Tut
ner, eight -thiec ears old and a life
long resident of this city, Mrs. Turner,
who was practically an invalid, was
overcome by the smoke, according to
the statement of Miss Kttu Josselvn
Griffin and her mother, who were Inti
mately acquainted with the aged wom
an. Warned In Vision.
Mrs Turnci's death inc:uuul fol
lowed a dream in which she 'iclircd
she declared she was warned of Ir.i-
nnndlnir Hnrnrer Whnu Air. T.
awoko yesterday morning she- was h-s-' ln- over their cell window. Brown isk-tcrk-al
and explained that her .'xcltc- ' cd no.w ?'" M?nr. fcl1' ,a. h'm
srersA.'wjvas.v. igr-JH -" - s &
warned her that a crave S ?'' citing that Brown's request that Mrs
over her B M' him counsel was not a fllnls-
Mrs. furner told the details of tho tel , m?c In"-1 much as ho formerly
dream to manv of her friends In the ! worked for her The negro's solicitude
apartment, and, amour u'herr. .Mrs. fo" Mrs- Mohi s hculi.j -was oni
i uejena Mill vvced sat up with her
mi.iii kw ivuc. ,,
'ihn olrt.-rly wonmi, had brtii In led-r
hardly more than an hour nhen tho
nro, Allien tesuitecl in her death, broke
The antics of a black kitten, v ho
awakened Miss Griffin shoitly after 1
o'clock, probably saved the lives of
many other occupants, bi giving the
Mrs Turner was the widow of "Wil
liam Turner, of this cltj. Punenil
sorvlces will probablv be hold to
morrow In St Patrlck'H Church Her
body will then be sent to ban Prinlito
for Interment beside her husband and
The blare Marted from i.n itndotrr
mlred ci.ise in the Infnient of K'l Tl
street The kitten. IMIikin ownel l.v
Miss Griffin, who conducts the Nitlor.al
Library for the riiml, nwakeivd it3
mistress by finntlc mowing
!A-? v')or' a I awskoncd " said Miss
Griffin, following the fire. "I heard the
eracklo of flames and smetled tho
smoke. I rushed lnU the lullwav and
turned In an alarm, and then returned
to touse m mothct und M:s. Turner."
Others Made Escape.
In the meantime a second alarm had
been sent over the telephone by Miss
Elsie M. Hill, daughter of the for
mer Congressman rom Connecticut
and her sister, Mrs. Weed, whllo Miss
Griffin went into the corridors of the
apartment house to aid In arousing
the occupants of the ten flats.
Warned In time, all had made their
escape through the smoke filled build
ing when Miss Griffin noticed that
neither her mother nor Mrs. Turner,
who had been suffering from the ef
fects of a broken arm sustained when
she fell over "Bllllken" two months
ago. .were not among thoso taken
from the building.
Miss Griffin urged the firemen to
renew their search, although Ihev de
clared, she sajs, that all had 'been
brought from the smoke filled build
Inc. The search, saj s Miss Griffin result
ed In the discovery of Mrs Griffin and
Mrs Turner. Mrs. Turner, according
to Miss Griffin, when found was able
to walk to the hallway, but them
she collapsed A physician was call
ed and administered treatment, but
one uicu juat aiier iu o ciock todaj.
Allen Liner Meets
Accident off Fastnet
Pomeranian, Disabled in Region
of Submarine Activity, Turns
QUEBNSTOWN, Jan. 21.- Tho Allan
liner Pomeranian, bound for Canada
nas been disabled southwest of Kastnet
and Is turning back toward Queenstown
The cause of the accident has not
The Pomeranian is an Iron screw
it M1TiCr f i,'n tons' and w,ls bulIt lt
German submarines infested tho
wateis off Fastnet curlier in the vvai,
and leeently aie repoited to have re
sumed then activity In this nelshbot
hood, which Is west of the locality
where the Lusltanla und Arabic were
Russian Torpedo Boats
Sink 33 Turkish Ships
PETJIOGRAD, Jan. 24 -llusslan tor
pedo boats have sunk thirtj -three Turk
ish sailing ships and destroved seven at
their docks In u raid along the Ana
tolian coast, the mlnlstrv of marlno an
nounced todav The torpedo boot flo
tilla also bombarded three wliarven and
destrojed the stores, barracks, and cus
houses at the Turkish villages of Sam
son and Onncpatz, on tne Asia Minor
coast of the Black Sea.
Tries to Minimize Story of Wo
man Writer as to Negro's
Solicitude for Defendant.
MAKES CHARGE OF TRICKERY
Miss Stevenson Breaks Down
Afjter Severe Grilling by At
PROVIDUNCB, Tt. I, Jan. 24. Miss
Gcrtrudo Stevenson, Boston newspaper
woman, was tho firht witness called to
the stond todnv at tho opening of the
third week's session of th! murder trial
In which Mrs. nitr.beth K. Mohr nml
two negroes are. defending themselves
against the chargo of conspiring to
murder Dr. C. Franklin Mohr last Au
gust. Leaning her chin on her hand. Miss
Stevenson' gazed ubstractly about the
courtroom whllo much olckeilng was
carried on by Attorney Lewis for the
defenso and District Attorney Itlco be
causo of the witness' Insistence on be
ing allowed to explain her responses
Ulce championed her while Lewis
fought bitterly to shut off the young
woman's flow ot language.
Used Mrs. Mohr's Name.
Lewis again brought out that the wit
ness had told the negro rlo In Jail that
she hud Just come from Mrs. Mohr.
"I went In the courtyurd at the Bristol
Jail," she Hald, "and spoke to Brown.
Spclltnan antt Means. Uliougn me bihi-
natural, as ane was in many wuja ...
i bcnenicuws. accoramg io ft";
I l.3Wjn Kir.il hi iw oil"" .'o ...--..
lutfi's prejudice agamsl the negro rare.
but she manugeu io say mac no mm
"never expressed any antipathy foi the
nogio defendants" fehe denied any race
prejudice, ana was very carcnu in rci
choice of woids. The most noticeable
part of her testimony was her continual
roftrnuc to the negio defendants as
colored men." or "darkles." which
seemed to be preferable to the defense.
Lawyer Alleges Trickery.
Tilckery In attempting to obtain the
confident c of the prisoners was the
basis of Lewis' examination of Mrs.
Mevcnson. and later he attempted to
Impugn her veracity.
As Mi's Stevenson left the stand she
V.ni a1i rnni nain1 n ustVt titSirl iinnnupuH
rcWss-cd "a'sobi and appeared
Hill V 13 Jl0--l4 HUM, nil I U'IVHVU
etentlv Mcimted She minaterl to cet
Just outside of the court loom before!
breaking down entirely. Her sobs could
be heard distinctly in the room sho had
u ''' .... ,1 ... .
Theodore K. Hedlund was tho next
linos. tils testlmonv corroborated
Miss Stevenson's ln nearU all lespects,
especially Brown's request that Miss
Stevenson nsk his sister to be sure to
substnatiate his (Brown's) alibi.
Man Arrested in Connection With
Theft of Notes in West Vir
ginia Last October.
After months of investigation. po't
offlce Inspectors have made the first
arrest in the train robbery near Cen
tral Station. "W. Va . that attracted
nation-wide attention October 8, when
bandits held up a fast mall train and
escaped with several hundred thousand
dollars, mostly In unsigned bank notes.
Chlet Postal Inspector John C Koons
was infoimed today that Inspectors
I.emen. Chapman, Chambers, and Kin
zcl had arrested John Harrison at San
Antonio, on a charge of participating
in the hold-up.
The telegram to Chief Inspector Koons
states that two of tho bank notes were
found on Harrison, and that other dam
aging evidence against him had been
Other ttrrcsts aie evpected ln a short
time us a remit of information obtained
In the Harrison tirresl.
On the morning of Octobei s a nurqbei
of ninskeu men held up tho New orK
and Orifton fast mail train at Ccntial
Mtutlnn 'I liev covered tho inelneer nml
liinhoinnn and comPlli'l Ihcm to nn.
B! MIL ROBBERY
couplo the paBsen'ex roachc., and iun.d fOU, lhe decision of the Distr ct Su-
lnto a mountain goigo with the mall c ir u """,', , , . , ,i. i,, ,h,(
They rifed the cai nt their If Isure und Premo Court which ncentlv ruled th it
obtained, besides tne ordinary boot
number of psckares of ncwlj printed
bank notes shipped from Washington
The bandits escaped, despllf- a poss-
lailroad detectives, and pottoffice In
spectors who vveio rushed to the scene
Says Name of Foti
Because the "uso of the name of Xotl
produces confusion and calls for expla
nations," Sunto Foti todav petitioned
the Dlstiict Supiemo Couit for the
privilege to change his name to Samuel
Santo Fort The petltionei tells the
court that he s commonlv known as
"Fort" and iccolves mall addressed to
that name The petition was filed b
Attorncjs Millan 4. Smith.
Secret Codes of U. S.
Known To All Europe,
Col House Informed
President's Special Envoy Will Bring Back Request
That Administration Change Its System Prac
tically No Secrecy Said to Be Possible in
By CARL W. ACKERMAN.
BERLIN (Via Amsterdam), Jan. 24. The supposedly secret diplo
matic codecs of the United States Government are known to practi
cally every belligerent in Europe, it was learned today. Col. E. M.
House, who is conferring with American ambassadors in Europe as the
confidential agent of President Wilson, will have this fact impressed
upon him before he returns to Washington. Through him the State
Department will be asked to change its cipher.
It is now impossible for any diplomatic agent of the United States
in Europe to cable a message to Washington with the certainty that it
will be transmitted without its contents being known in Europe. In
some instances officials of more than one belligerent country can
know the contents of such a message before it reaches Washington.
American diplomatic agents realize officials of the belligerent
nations have not the time to examine all the dispatches they send to
Washington. But when these officials know that important dispatches
are about to be transmitted, as is often the case, they can be on the
Not only is it possible for European belligerents to obtain such
information, but it is known that they have done so in numerous
instances. A dispatch recently cabled to Washington by Ambassador
Penfield, at Vienna, is an illustration. Penfield used the usual route,
cabling via Berne and Paris. He
a dispatch was coming; then he
later the American minister to
DRYS LOSE PLACE
Californian Will Succeed Sena
tor Kern of Indiana as Mem
ber of Board.
SenHtoi Jimes D Phelan of Califor
nia will succeed Senator Kcin of In
diana on the District Committee of
While this has not set been offitiallv
nnnounecd. It became known toda tist
Senatoi Phclan had been decided upon
" ,icm?t'".VC '"" "A ".".L
caucus doubtless would -xccept him
Scnutm Kcin, Democntlc leader of
the Senate, sent In his resignation as s.
niemi,cr 0f the committee Senator Kern
gives us his icason the burden of his
h';"- " '" .... ... , . . .
other duties. Including that ot cau. us
Back of the whole matter stands big
politics relating to the prohibition is
sue. It Is said. When it became known
that Senatoi Kern would quit, the
friends and opponents of prohibition
for the District, among the Sen?te
Democrats, began to bestir themselves
Senators in favoi of a dry District
w tinted Senator Vatdamnn of Missis
sippi placed on the committee. Those
who aie opposed to prohibition for the
District favored some otnei man, anu
flnatli settled on Senator Phclan The
California Senator Is expected to op
pose the movement to -make the Dis
He Is considered an ctpcrt In munici
pal affairs, and was prominent for
years as major ot Sun Francisco
Although Senator Kern pleaded that
he was burdened with other duties
some of his friends pointed out todaj
that he was Involved In a hard Senato
rial fight tn Indiana, and that It would
Mnn . ,a tV,V,t i. VT,.T,i
ned on the committee
to have remained os the
have been emb
to have renin i
head of the. subcommittee on prohibition
to wnlcb position no nad been assigned
Review Is Asked of Case in
Which Judge Gould Ordered
I Tho Tlnarri n( Pilncntlon todav anncal-
rule 43. providing for the dismissal of
teachers who marry, i unconstitutional
Hi tiling an nppeal bond, the Boiid of
Education seeks o have the Couit of
Appeals ielow the case brought bv
Mrs Gladvs Aline Snoncr Hellman in
whose fa voi Justice Gould Issued a
writ of mandamus leqi-lring the Boaid
of Gduotlou to ifinstate the teacher
The mllim of the lowei court was
that the Board of TMm.Uion could not
Hihitrnrlh susneml le.ichers whose ef
flclencv was not nuestioned bv the meie
f,ict of their onteiing the nun lace state
while sci vine- as school InMiuclois
Juht'ce Gould's opinion unheld the con
tention of M's llellmiinn that the
school board disi riminatcd in her case
Mrs Hellmann s attornevs were Wil
son. Heidcrooper and I esh The Board
of Hdueatlon was represented bv An
elslant Corporation Counsel Stcephens
ROLE 45 DECISION
APPEALEO BY BOARD
first telegraphed to Berne that such
telegraphed it in code. Four days
Switzerland wired Penfield that his
on Page Two.)
FILES PROTEST ON
Wife of Student of Economics
Urges District to Improve
Conditions by Purchase.
Charging that, if the first concern of
the Capital Traction Company "were to
give public service Instead of to pa
dividends on watered stock It would, be
ullllnc to make unv necesunrv exnen-
dlture to insure adequate service," Mrs.
Charles Hdward Russell. In a letter to
I PUb Vtn,"C ro,nml6S!0"' UrK"
;"' u" " " KKU""UK"U Ulc ,,UD- tatcd a 'ettet tn Congressman Llov i
lie ownership of this utilit.v. oplainir.c tho PnslrienlV attitude . .
Mrs. Russell, wife of a magazine the o.uction of tho ippolntment o' i
writer and student of economics, who l,ottl f t!ucitlon. He tr-tn went m
I. at ,025. Fifteenth street, asserts that ss'sn"' lorlnersoil ,Ctter l"
the companj s cars 'have been rub- . . -
Jtcted to gross and indecent crowding Commissioners 'Letter.
' without even the excuse of ab-, Polio Ing Is the letter
normal conditions or rush hour" "(-'n Thursday last, at a hearing upi
The service Mrs Russell complained i ,,ie Commlselonets' bill to change t'l
of was on the Fourteenth street line, 'administrative form ot the public scho
In a reply to her first letter J. L fcystcm of Washington, oi asked f
Schle. executive officer of the com- "" cxpir.-slon of opinion Ironi tho Coi,
mission, stated that ' the improvement I mlssloners on a suggestion that the a
of the sci vice on this line is not a thorltv to appoint tin- Board of Kduun
question of the number of cars thut tho tl" of ,,,c Dluivt or Columbia
irru7tonn,f plr .ln .scrUcc-"'-" ThDis't'i""1!':
but is a question of the plivslcal capac- .h lnldn.i m tl, fnlt.H ci.t.v. t ..
I its of tho tracks" lie said there is
considerable doubt whether any more
cars can be operated through the
switch nt riftoonth .tr( ,, h v.
swtcli at Iifteenth street and -Now
The letter of the commission, dated
December 23, continues
"Tho fiit.! t.i.. r.
niin,i t , -"V'"" -'"" "i -
plied to the commission several months
I " ' ' Jlnoruy to construct a line
vicinity of Fifteenth street and New
lork avenue. Onc of the objects of
tor aaiiiorlty to construct a line
.. -.. ..wjwv.. w,
.mo I.U1II.1IUIUUII whs io relieve tno con-
gestlon at this intersection. The pro-
posed line bn Seventeenth street whs
disapproved by the commission aftei
hearing. The commission then took
steps to ascertain whether the companj
wlshea to make application to construct,
the loop alone The company stutod
(Continued on Third Page )
General Crozier Tells House
,,..., . ,, . ...
Military Affairs Committee
Plan Is Impracticable.
FAduslve Government manufacture expia n inoi inej wero noc seesang -
, ,.. ,.ii .. get the President to use h s influent
of wnt munitions, advocated bv a ciow- m ,)enn,f of (no VIlroUH b,S uut ,,,,
Inlc numbei of members of the House, t0 aciuant him with the reasons undei
and Senate who believe Mich a planiljing each, so that he might b
would stop agitation for vvma by muni-, thoroughlj posted when the time cam.
t.on se..e,s. was declared Impracticable I fonh,t,I1lotcaffiars T&c House tin
today bv General Crozlei chief of old- , designated ns "Dlstiict Dav," hut a
nance In his testlmonv befoic the House
Committer on MIHtnrv Affuiis
To build plants with a capacity ot
luinlshinr the supplies lequlred bj the
Wat Depii tment undei Its toui-yeor
plat he sild. would lequiie an limned!
ate investment ol jv,0tw,ifli and to sup
plv for an aimj such us hngland now
has In the Held nn Investment or Jlmt .
President Declines Responsibil
ity of Following Suggestion
Made by Congressman Lloyd
Fails to Express Himself at All
on Question When Commis
sioners Newman and Brown
low Call. t
President Wilson today declined
the responsibility of appointing the
members of the School Board of
the District. He informed Com
missioners Newman and Brown -low,
who called at the White
House to discuss with him all
features of pending District lcgis-
I 'ation, that he could not adopt the
The suggestion was put forth
last week by Congressman Lloyd.
of the House District Committee,
during a hearing on the provision
in the District bill transferring to
the Commissioners the appoint
ment of members of the board.
j NAMED BY JUDGES.
I These members aro now named by the
judges on the District Supreme Bench
Mr. Llojd suggested that tho appoint
ments be given to the President s h
compromise. At the time Commis
sioner Newman asked permission to
consult with his colleagues on the com
mission and today he availed hlmscl
of the engagement with the Prcsldeni
made before the school board row camo
up. to bring It to tho lattcr's attention
Although declining the responsibility
the President did not express himself
onc unv or another concerning the pro-
"l"al to transfer the appointment to
",c commission. The Commissioners
ll0wcvcr. left with him a detailed wril-
,en memorandum setting forth theii
renton, tor the proposed change.
tJ,nc3 tSuiTOV Z'Un?,."
fore lescondlns the t ommirsioncrs lc
that thev should obtr.In rnm tho Pre
)cnt tin expression ns to whether ho L
' Hevcd thut that nuthority should 1
uansfcn.d to the Chief EMrutlvo.
.At R confnei.ee which the Comn I
si new had with the President this
I morning, he authoijzed then to Inform
I ou th.u he doch n t luvnr he proposed
i. - hanse providing for th appolntmeiu
f niembeis ot the ltomd of Edue.ith't
bv the Piesiaent. lit said he does no
' bv Hie I'lesiaent. lit said IV
fm SIhu'XS to '
himself with local conditions
tne 1'irstnent couin rci
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'The Commissioners hie of the opln-
ion that the i reposed hange would ii
po-- too grear a buiden upon the Prcs
dent, and might icquire him to take tiu
adl"o of local officials and others, wli
vo.ild realli pake Iho selection le
winch the pasldei.t would be hell r
The Commissioners left with the Tresi
I dent today written memoranda explain
ing various features of the legislation
thev havo recommended. Including tin
Ipiovision to transfer the appotntmei
' of the Recoider of Deeds from th
Piesldent to the District Commission
t rs Thev did not have opportunity t"
discuss this provision wltli tne i'resldei i
Dxplainlng whv the District appro
priation blllf. calls for J2.000.000 mor
than those of last yeni. the Commission
ors stated that tho lncreaso Is due prl'
cipally to the provision made for tin
Purchase for park purposes of the Dea-i
, tract on Connecticut avenue and th
Patterson tract ln the northeast, tli
new building for the Eastern High
School the new Municipal Hospital, and
tho new reformatory
The Commissioners were careful i
i there weie no hills on the District ca'
cndai the House turned Its attention to
the Shackelford good roads bills.
Committee Meets Tomorrow.
The Dlstiict Committee will meet to
moirow to consider some of the man
! lillls nnu hefnie It II U ..rnhnblo Hint
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