THE WASHIirQTOW HEEALD, STOTDAY, HAT 21, 1911.
SAYS COL. DICK
Tells of Organization for Bet
terment of Conditions.
A COMMITTEE OF 100
Work Is Cut Out and the Plan
Believes that When Congtui Hm
the Situation Properly Explained
It Will Take Action for Salary Re
vision, Reclassification, and Event
ually for tbe Creation of a Re
tirement Fnnd for Clerks.
"You ask me for a statement set
ting forth the aims and purposes of
the committee of 100, with my per
sonal views as to the manner and
methods of bringing about correct
ive legislation looking to reclassi
fication and more just compensation
for the vastly variant labors of the
government servitors," said former
Senator Charles Dick, of Ohio, the
new director of the committee of
100, as he sat back in his swivel
chair in the cool offices of the com
mittee on the seventh floor of the
Colorado Building. Col. Dick knows
how to take hot weather smilingly.
He was attired in a suit of crash.
He looked 10 degrees cooler than
the outer atmosphere.
AIMS AXD PURPOSES.
Then the director turned to The Wash
ington Herald reporter:
"The alms and purposes of the organi
zation are adequately set forth in the
statement published by the twenty-one
citizens of Washington who Inaugurated
the present movement. The main object
is to secure legislation for increased com
pensation and a wise retirement system
for the civil service employes of the
national government and of the District
of Columbia. It is also quite as impor
tant to secure a readjustment of salaries
to correct the inequalities of work and
pay which in some instances now exist,
in the case of clerks drawing low salaries
who -work by the side of and do the
same work as clerks paid much higher
"When was the civil service last re
classified?" asked The Herald reporter.
Col. Dick laughed.
"So new classification of salaries paid
government clerks has been made since
the year 1S54. when Congress established
the present grades of salaries at J1.200,
$1,400, $1,600. and J1.S00 per year. While
probably no considerable number of clerks
who have remained in the government
service any length of time have failed
to receive promotion the salaries paid
the different grades of clerks have not
changed in the past fifty-seven years.
In the meantime, salaries have been In
creased for the President, for members
of the Cabinet, for Federal Judges, for
Senators and Congressmen, for the army
and the navy, and for practically all
persons In the service of the United
States except those in the classified
"Salaries and wages paid persons In
private employment have steadily and
substantially Increased These Increases
have been made In large part to meet
the greatly increased cost of living, and
to enable all employes and laborers to
have the opportunity for higher and bet
ter living "
"Whnt of the Opposition f
"It has been urged by the opponents
of change in the status of government
clerks that the certainty of their tenure,
guaranteed by the civil service laws.
makes It less necessary for wages to be
advanced than to clerks and other work
ers In private concerns," said The Her
ald man. "What Is your answer to that.
"Why should not the government clerk
be given the same consideration?" said
he, sitting upright in a flash.
"When Congress, a few j ears since. In
creased Its ow n pay, the action was Justi
fied on the ground that the cost of all
the necessities of life had increased. It
was claimed, and with reason, that Sena
tors and Representatives should be- paid
a 6aiary sumclent to enable them and
their families to live in "Washington In a
manner befitting the dignity of their
office. The government clerk likewise has
a status to maintain, and should be paid
a salary commensurate with his position
and large enough to enable him to raise
a family and support it comfortably and
decently. With the increase in the cost
of Ihlng. there has been an increase In
the standards of living, and the govern
ment clerk should not be entirely cut off
from those advantages."
Pension the Superannuated.
"Will the plans of the committee of
one hundred Include a scheme to promote
the enactment of a fair and equitable re
tirement law for the benefit of the clerks
who give the best of their lives to the
service of the government?" Col. Dick
"The question of a Just and adequate
system for retiring government clerks
who have grown old and feeble in the
service is one of pressing and increasing
Importance. The civil service idea, i. e.
the policy of admltUng employes to the
service by some form of merit test and of
retaining them in the sen-ice as long as
efficient and faithful, has become a fixed
plan In our government. Some system of
Uvn $48.50 per mtitk. .
Five brlcka with tenants, one for
12 years, two for 6 years each, one
for over 3 years, the other Just
changed "hands. 'This property is
rented to colored people, is in a
ZO-tt. wide iaved court, and offords
a steady Income. .
Wait Offer if $3,751
J. W. LATHAM. Ivans MilfUnc
retirement with civil pensions Is an In
evitable consequence. The country may
not be ready for it now, but it Is bound
to come sooner or later, either through
governmental action alone or by voluntary
contributions paid by the employes them
selves, with or without the assistance of
the government. The precedent set by
certain large railroad and-industrlal cor
porations of pensioning their employes
after long and efficient service will make
It more difficult for Congress to refuse Its
assent to some form of reUrement with a
civil pension. There seems to be no other
way to make provision for aged clerks.
They cripple the service as long as they
remain; and humanity forbids that they
be turned out to starve. The problem is a
serious one, however considered, and de
serves, and I believe will receive, the con
siderate action of Congress."
Automatic Promotion to Follow.
'Aren't there otvr reforms to which
the, committee of . will lend its atten
tion?" was the next quesUon put to the
"There are other questions connected
with the civil service, such as a Just and
automatic system of promotion within
the service. Many grievances of various
kinds have been brought to the attention
of the committee, but it IS evident the
committee cannot consider all these mat
ters without seriously crippling its ef
forts and chances of success In the mat
ter of securing a readjustment of salaries
and some system of retirement.
"With respect to the plan of campaign.
It Is not the intention to bombard Con
gress with petitions or to begin now a
campaign of publicity for the purpose of
creating sentiment which will induce
Congress to act. The first thing to do is
to prepare the case, and to do that the
facts must be collected and arranged in
an orderly fashion, so that Congress may
be duly advised of the true situation.
Congress is fair and Just, and when the
facts are presented showing some relief
is needed, I am confident our efforts will
be rewarded with success. The matter
may not be considered in the present ex
tra session, but we hope to be able to se
cure results In the next regular session.
With that end In view we are collect
ing facts and information and trying to
find out what is best to recommend and
what changes will be best for the public
Full Hundred Soon.
"The committee Is taking steps now
to enlarge its membership to 100 and to
make the organization one truly national
In scope. For that purpose we are ask
ing the governors of every State and
Territory to nominate a member of the
committee. The mayors of the larger
clUes will be asked to do the same. Rep
resentatives of various large and com
manding Interests will be asked to Join
the movement. We desire to have a rep
resentative from the country at large of
organized labor, and one representing or
ganized industry and capital, a promi
nent negro leader, a leading churchman.
a railroad president, and a Brotherhood
man, a member of tne Grand Army, and
a newspaper man of high standing out
side of the city of Washington. These are
only suggestions, but indicate the Idea
of the committee as to the class of men
It desires to enlist to complete Its mem
bership and to Increase It to 100.
"When the organization is completed
and the case prepared, we are confident
Congress will act. So confident are we
of the merit and Justice of the cause
that we do not believe It to be either
necessary or helpful to employ harsh
language or extravagant methods to se
cure from Congress Just and adequate
compensation for deerlng government
employes or other legislation providing a
system of retirement for those who have
grown old and Infirm In the service of
Gordon Issues) Statement.
Following .his resignation from the
presidency of the Civil Service Improve
ment Association of the Business Men
of the United States, Fulton R. Gordon
in an open letter yesterday renewed his
devotion to the cause of reclassification
and the advancement of the pay of minor
government officials and the clerical force
of Uncle Sam.
Mr. Gordon said:
"Having resigned to-day the presidency
of the Civil Service Improvement Asso
ciation of the Business Men of the United
States, I wish to say, in doing so, I will
continue to push the campaign with the
same vigor as in the past, and will re
turn to my original idea as inaugurated
at my Convention Hall mass meeting in
February, to work for the reformation
of civil service as an Independent citizen,
independent in politics, independent of
the administration; in fact, without re
straint, except thj unadulterated truth
as my guide, which I will use without
fear or favor in securing for the 400,000
government employes their share of in
creased pay, as has been given all other
employes of the government except those
In the civil service. Also the establish
ment of a court of appeals, assuring fair
play In promotions, demotions, and re
movals; a retirement fund; also the same
right to the clerks that every other citi
zen has to petition Congress." .
The committee of one hundred yester
day received $100 toward the fund of
$30,000 which they are raising to carry
on the campaign for better salaries for
government clerks. Stumph & Lyford
contributed $75, and E. H. Snyder & Co.,
merchant tailors, $25.
OFFICERS SAIL FOR
THE HORSE SHOW
Army Men to Enter Inter
national Biding Meet.
New York, May 2a Six officers of the
United States army, a riding-master
and eight enlisted men. who are to act
as orderlies and grooms, sailed to-day,
for the horse show at Olympla next
The officers will ride twelve hunters
purchased by a number of gentlemen
here interested In fine horses and pre
sented to the War Department for the
use of the officers. The horses have
been schooled for the show over the
Jumps at Fort Myer, Va.
The officers who will ride for the
United States are Lieut. Adna R. Chaf
fee. Fifteenth Cavalry; MaJ. Frederick
S. FqJU. Fifteenth Cavalry; Lieut. E. S.
Graham, Tenth Cavalry; Capt. Guy V.
Henry, instructor In horsemanship at
West Point; Lieut Gordon Johnston,
government' riding instructor at Fort
Riley, and Capt, George Zldmar, of tht
FIRE DESTROYS SEEDS.
Bucket Brigade Usable to Cose frith
Fire, caused by the explosion of a
gasoline' iStove In a shed in the rear
of 43 O street northwest yesterday after
noon, also destroyed the frame structures
in the rear of ,41, 45, and 47 O street
northwest.1 The damage Is estimated at
. Robert 'Washington, the occupant of
premises ,No. 43, had been using a' gaso
line stove for cooking. Yesterday after
noon about 3:30 o'clock 'his wife left the
store burning- and, went Into the house.
When she returned about fifteen min
utes., later the shed was ablaze. A
bucket brigade, a formed, but they
were hbhwi is sjojw whi ui Bra.
MEN ON SEA TRIP
Win Ball Game at Old Point
GEAHAM'S GBEAT FEAT
Shoots Handsome Bald Eagle
with Old Kusty fiiffe.
After Enjoyable Day at the Hotel
Chamberlln, Cruise In Hampton
Roads, and Victory Over Native
Team, the Chamber of Commerce
Junketers Board Steamer for Sew
York, Arriving This Afternoon.
(By s BUS Correspondent.)
Norfolk, Va., May 20. Embol
dened by the success of their musi
cal efforts during the excursion, the
Washington Chamber of Commerce
members now on tour have taken
the first steps toward a minstrel and
vaudeville show to be staged early
next fall for the benefit of the
Washington Playground Associa
tion. A movement headed by Capt.
Oyster, William F. Gude, and Tom
Grant sprang into being this after
noon, and authorization for such a
show will be asked at the June
meeting of the Chamber.
INDORSED BY ALL.
It is probable the management will be
under the direction of "William F. Gude
and George O'Connor, and Matt Horn will
be stage manager and musical director,
respectively. Besides the support of
Messrs. Gude. Oyster, and Grant, the
project to-day received the unqualified
Indorsement of Commissioner Rudolph. E.
C. Graham, Chaoin Brown. Ralph Lee,
George Y. Worthington, and D. S. Porter.
Before luncheon to-day a number of
the Chamberites boarded the good ship
Ospray for a sail around the Roads.
When the party returned late for lunch
eon at the Hotel Chamberlln, E. C.
Graham swung proudly from his arm a
handsome specimen of the American bald
eagle at least, that Is what Graham said
It was. He claimed, and the others bore
him out, that he had shot the bird after
half dozen others on the ship had failed
to do damage with a rusty ola rwe oomo
one resurrected. Mr. Graham refused to
lose sight of his trophy, and carried it
Into dinner with him, much to the con
sternation of jeveral near-by women.
Victory perched on the Chamber of
Commerce banner at the close of an
eight-Inning game between the Chamber
team and the Old Point Comfort team of
the Tidewater League. The game, which
was played early In the afternoon, re
sulted in a 6 to 3 score In favor of the
Washlngtonians. Becker twirled for the
visitors and held the Virginians at his
mercy with the exception of the seventh
inning, when a single and a home run
livened things up perceptibly. Following
this scoring, however. Becker pulled him
self together, and with one out and two
on bases, pulled his team mates out of a
bad hole. Score:
Chamber. 10 3 2 0 10 06 8 1
Old Point. 0 0 0 0 10 2 03 1 1
BatteriesBecker and West; Cook, Mnrphy, and
Off for Sew York.
Following the ball game the Chamber
ites boarded their special car, and, mak
ing the air hideous with horns and rat
tles, rjturned to the Chamberlln, and
thence soon after to Norfolk, where
they climbed aboard the steamer Madl.
son for the sea trip to New York.
It is considered probable most of the
party will dine early at the Hotel Mar
tinique at New York to-morrow, and
return to Washington about midnight.
Disembark at 7 A. M.
The Joyseekers rubbed the sleep out of
their eyes some of them had slept and
disembarked at Old Point Comfort at 7
o'clock this morning. Frank Walker"
led the assault on the Hotel Chamber
lln, closely followed by George O'Con
nor, Mat Horn, and Ross Andrews. Mr.
Walkef was the first under the wire;
also he was the first out of bed, and
having wakened every one bound for
Old Point. Including the captain and
deck hands, he had little trouble In cap
turing the first honors In a memorable
assault on the breakfast room.
Tom Grant Insisted he would have been
first, but that he had to look after the
baggage. But Brother Thomas beat them
all into the salt water pool to make up
After the "bunch" had made a healthy
breakfast look like a last year's hat at
Baby Hippo Will Greet
Crowds at Zoo To-day
Miss Nameless to Hold Reception from Sunrise to
Sunset, Giving Swimming Exhibitions -to
Visitors Every Hour.
Requests the pleasure of your
company at her-coming-out par
ty at the National Zoological
Park on Sunday, May the Twenty-first,
Nineteen- Hundred and
From Sunrise to Sunset.
JU 8. V. P. 'Phone Columbia
3892. v ,.
This Is the delicate aiat conveyed by
the.aewlyarrlTed yow JtUy Mpopota
au wfc"r cm tM'-M'lwtVrMay
a baseball game, the members spread
out, and loafed unUl the luncheon that
preceded the ball same. It was a merry
Party that took possession of the North
land on the way down from Washington.
General Manager Callahan suspended
the ordinary rules of the ship, and .Mat
Horn, George O'Connor, and others mu
sically Inclined kept the main salon of
the ship ringing until nearly midnight,
after which "Cap" Oyster led the way
to the nether regions of the ship.
CARNEGIE MUST TESTIFY.
Stanley Committee Will Subpoena
Ironmaster in Trust Probe.
The Stanley committee, chosen by the
House to investigate tbe steel trust, has
decided to subpoena Andrew Carnegie as
a witness. Members of the committee de
clined last night to say anything about
the men who will be summoned to tes
tify, but there is an Impression that a
deputy sergeant-at-arms of the House al
ready has been sent to New York to
serve Mr. Carnegie with a subpoena be
fore he leaves this country on his usual
summer trip to Scotland. The House
committee will probably want Mr. Car
negie's version of the organization of the
United States Steel Corporation.
Also Continue Celebration of
The letter carriers continued their cele
bration of the Sunday closing of car
riers' widows, following the election last
night at Eagles Hall of delegates to rep
resent Capital Branch. No. 141 National
Association of Letter Carriers, at the
convention to be held In Rochester, N.
Y., September 4 to 9.
R. B. Platz won out over R, P. Cook,
when the tie between these two candi
dates was voted off. The main office was
entitled to seven out of ten delegates, and
the stations were entitled to the other
Delegates from the main office were
elected as follows: A. E. Hamacher, J.
W. K. Young, G. E. WInkelman. J.
Frank Barker, J. M. Roux, M. K. Ep
pley, and R. B. Pratx. Those from the
stations are H. C. Butler, W. Howard
Douglas, and J. A. O'Nell.
The alternates are S. Backenhelmer,
G. P. Baden. J. P. Connor, R. P. Cook,
J. A. Ryerson, R, C. Worch, D. C. Mar
shall, H. W. Trueman, T. J. Van Doren,
and J. W. Wasney.
Following the election of delegates, the
resolutions which were adopted some time
ago. In recognition of the kindness and
co-operation of Postmaster General Hitch
cock and Postmaster N. A. Merrltt; In
behalf of the carriers In the Sunday clos
ing matter, were exhibited In engrossed
form. The copies were accepted, and will
be suitably framed and formally present
ed to Mr. Hitchcock and Mr. Merrltt, on
a date yet to be determined.
After the election and business session
the members enjoyed a buffet luncheon
OVERCOME BY GAS,
WOMAN IS DYING
Physicians Give Up Hope for
Mrs. Alexander Bukey.
nne preparing dinner on a gas range
yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Alexander
Bukey. seventy years old. of 3)9 B street
northeast, was overcome by gas escap
ing from a leaking pipe. She was taken
to Casualty Hospital In an ambulance.
Her condition Is serious.
Mrs. Bukey was alone in the house,
and had probably been laying on the
floor an hour before she was found by
her daughter. Miss Alice Bukey, who
returned from a shopping trip. Miss
Bukey called a neighbor, and when they
could not revive Mrs. Bukey the am
bulance was summoned.
At an early hour this morning phy
sicians at the hospital said that all
hope of saving her life had been
WOULD AID VETERANS.
Gen. Isaac R. Sherwood Addresses
G. P. O. Union Club.
Gen. Isaac R. Sherwood. Representative
from Ohio, and chairman of the House
Committee on Invalid Pensions, made a
plea for legislation that will help the vet
erans in an address last night before the
Government Printing Office Union Vet
eran Club at Pythian Temple.
He advocated his bill now before Con
gress, but said he did not care what bill
passed so long as the veterans get some
thing while they are still alive. He said
If his bill could not pass he would sup
port any measure that will embody what
the veterans deserve In the way of pen
The members unanimously Indorsed thu
"dollar-a-day pension bill" now pending
In Congress. Those who contributed to
the musical part of the programme were
Miss Hilda Bostrum, Miss Lang, Mrs.
Eleanor Scott. Nelson Moyer, Frank SI-
monds, William Cole, and Herman Groth.
The committee having the affair in
charge was composed of C. F. Garrett"
R. B. Harlow. J. C. Morgan. D. W.
Beach, John D. Russell, and C. M. Rob
and -who' will entertain her friends at
the carnlvora house, top of the hill, overlooking-
the creek, all day to-day.
Don't miss seeing the new hippopota
mus. She will greet you with a smile
half a yard wide. She wiy look at you
longingly jvlth her big tawny eyes. She
will give hourly swimming exhibitions
for the delectation of her.'guests, which
would make Annette Kellerman '(turn
green with envy. , '
Miss Nameless holds the long-distance
record for staying under, water without
taking breath. In her capacious lungs
she can, hold enough fresh air-to last her
twenty-two minutes. The ralr Annette
was lemly goo ftr j'three -minifies and
Officer of Marine Corps
Commits Suicide by Gas
Body of LieUt Franklin H. Drees Will Be Sent to
Iowa for Burial Friends at Barracks Can
Give No Reason for His Act
Following advices from relatives, the
body of Lieut. Franklin H. Drees, U. S.
M. C. who committed suicide yesterday
morning in his room at 116 Second street
northeast, by Inhaling Illuminating gas,
will be sent to Carroll, Iowa, for burlaL
After Coroner Nevitt Issued a certificate
of death from suicide, the body was sent
to Wright's undertaking establishment.
The cause of the suicide Is puzzling offi
cials of tlje Marine Corps, who can give
no reason for the act. He recently
passed his examinations with a high per
centage and was considered one of the
most promising young officers in the
Lieut. Drees left the barracks Friday
night and seemed to be in good spirts.
He laughed and joked with his brother
officers and bid them good night, saying
he hoped he would sleep well despite the
U. S. ARBITRATION PLAN
Episcopal Ministers in Convention Adopt Resolution
on Peace Between America and England.
Officers Are Elected.
Adoption of a resolution indorsing the
suggestion made by the United States
to submit to arbitration every Issue aris
ing between this country 'and England,
which cannot bo settled by diplomacy,
marked the session last night of the
eleventh trl-dlocesan convention of the
Brotherhood of St. Andrew, now in prog
ress at the Church of the Ascension.
The resolution was presented by Rev.
Dr. C. W. Whltmore, of Easton, Md.,
and was unanimously adopted. Rev. Dr.
Whltmore said it was eminently fitting
that the Brotherhood of St. Andrew,
sworn as It is to promote Christianity,
should do something to further peace,
and the abolition of war, at least, "between
these two nations. Ho prayed for the
deliverance of those formulating this
treaty, and the hastening of the time
when war would be an Impossibility be
tween these two great nations.
Preparation for corporate communion
was conducted by Rev. Robert John
ston, rector of the Church of the Savior.
Philadelphia. Rev. Mr. Johnson said
that never before In the' history of the
world had Christianity been so univer
sally accepted. He said salvation, how
ever, did not He In the acceptance ' of
Christianity, but In having an ideal,
which was more than practical, one that
would necessitate the straining of every
nerve and flbar to accomplish.
AND WILL 60 WEST
Father Bede to Carry Token
Very Rev. Bede Oldcrgeerlng, for more
than six years commissary general of
the Holy Land of the Franciscan Mon
aster!' in Brookland, has resigned his po
sition and will return to his missionary
work In the West. Father Bede was also
director of the Third Order of St. Francis,
which has grown to a flourishing state
under his guidance.
Members of the order will present
Father Bede to-day with a substantial
token of the esteem in which he is held,
this being the occasion of his last official
appearance at their meeting.
Very Rev. Godfrey Schilling. O. F. M.,
who has been ten years In the mission of
Palestine, has returned and will be ap
pointed to the vacancy which he formerly
held and during his Incumbency erected
the church and monastery In Brookland.
Father Bede goes to Cincinnati, which
Is the seat of the alma mater of the
Franciscan province of St. John the Bap
tist. After a brief stay there he will be
assigned to a mission In the West.
William W. and Daisy X. Mockabce, boy.
Andrew sod Miry Britton. boy.
Edward P. and Delia A. Power, boy.
Charles H. snd Lillian O. Belby. boy.
Ralph A. and Itnth M. Quick, boy.
Frank W. and Gertrude D. Schaefer, boy.
Bela S. and 8arah M. Keener, boy.
William A. and Arllne Fuller, boy.
Liidan A. and Grace Davis. jrfrt.
John and Mary Tbcrnton. girl.
Joseph E. and Delia A. Boyle. sirt.
Morris and Era Grannlch. boy.
Joseph S. and Mary F. Digs, boy.
Randolph and Isabella. Jackson, girl.
Thomas and Sadie Well, jiri.
Jerry snd Grace Banks, boy.
William and Maud Stephens, boy.
Clarence and Lillle Payne, boy.
Stella M. Henderson, 21 yean, Garfield Hospital.
William Fitzgerald. 61. Gort. Hospt. Insane.
George C Myers. 37, Potomac RIter. ft. Wis art.
Andrew Kirbey. V1S. Frortdence HospltaL
Amory H. Shattuck. 74. Garfield Hospital.
Em M. Tippett. 19. Emergency Hospital.
Margaret Culllnan, 27, Frorldencc Hospital.
John D. Palmer. IS mos. Garfield Hospt. Annex.
Bernard H. Luber. 10 mos.. U67 C it. sw.
Joseph Power, 28 hrs., 1219 I at. sw.
George E. Williams. 23. 121 E st. ne.
Bettle Ross, 66. Freedmen's HospltaL
Margaret Jacobs. H. 2315 Gxst. nw.
Fannie Porter. 60, Gort. Hospt. Insane.
Josephine Grlgsby. "30. 13 Zlst nw.
Pauline Lav Fontaine. 52. Freedmen'a HospltaL
Katie Atwood. 39. Freedmen'a HospltaL
Maria Easton. 51. 1120 22d st. ne. t
Infant of Tucker and Snsle Rosa, 12" bra., 2211
Champlaln are. nw.
Joseph A. B. Amaroso. of Hyattsrille. Md., and
Frances J. Parker, of this city.
Algernon T. McLearen and Mary M. Armstrong.
both of Fa.nq.uier County, Va.
Irs I Reed and Amy H. Soper. both of Laurel.
Lorenzo Williams and Emma J. May.
Win lam D. SUlc. cf Raltlmcre, Md.. asd EUxa
beth M. Ban. of Leesburr. Va.
BUUer'a Trial Settlor Mny 31.
An Justice Wright, of' Criminal Court.
?, 9 Will Ka ... m Um ..It. fi Mvr.l
tiays this week; It Is ha been necessary
to postpone the trjal of J. Barton Miner,
former treasurer of the First Co-oper
ative Building Association. It la expect
ed the case. In which Miller Ja charged
with embesalement and with destroying
tbe books of .the company, "wiu m
heat. He carried a small box under his
arm. the contents of which he refused to
disclose to any of the officers who asked
blm. It developed that the box contained
a candle and a rubber gas tube.
On reaching his room, Lieut. Drees
lighted the candle and, fixing the tube in
place on the jet, turned on the gas. He
then lay down on his bed and covered his
head with a blanket In order that the
fumes might kill him before they pene
trated the house and cause an investiga
tion. The odor was discovered by a colored
boy, who Is employed in the house, and
he told Dr. Stoutenburg. who also lives
In the house, that he thought the fumes
were coming from Lieut. Drees' room.
The door was broken open and Lieut.
Drees was found lying on the bed with
a tube running from the open Jet to his
mouth. Dr. Stoutenburg pronounced him
The election of officers for the year
occupied the afternoon session. The
means of raising funds necessary to
sending delegates to the annual conven
tion In Buffalo were discussed. Among
those to speak were Clifford V. Church,
Allen P. Cowles, of this city, and Walter
B. Wessels, of Baltimore. John Hodges,
president of the convention, presided.
The following officers were elected:
President, C. V. Church: first vice presi
dent. Commissioner William H. Beehler;
second vice president. CoL W. H. Gibson;
secretary-treasurer, Paul R. Dailey.
Members of the executive committee:
Maryland, F. A. Pilling. John Hodges,
Thomas F. Oldham, Commissioner Will
iam H. Beehler. G. M. Hall. Col. W. P.
Lane. H. C. Turnbull. and H. W Atkin
son; Easton, E. H. Brown, Jr.. Col. W. H.
Gibson, R. E. Witman, and J. F. Rolph;
Washington. C. V. Church. George Em
mons. Ogle R. Singleton, Bert T. Amos,
William B. Dent, and Paul R. Dailey.
At the morning session opening services
were conducted by Rev. Dr. J. Hennlng
Nelms, pastor of the Church of the As
censlon, who followed with an address
Bishop Harding delivered the charge.
The annual celebration of the corporate
communion will be held this morning at
7 o'clock. Rev. Robert Johnston will be
the celebrant. At 11 o'clock the con
vention sermon will be preached by Right
Rev. John Gardner Murray, Bishop of
Maryland. A mass meeting will be held
this afternoon at 3 o'clock.
CAPT. SHATTUCK DEAD.
War Veteran Stricken In Apartment
at the Clifton.
Capt. Amory ,H. Shattuck. for several
years a clerk in the Treasury Depart
ment, died yesterday morning at his
apartment In the Clifton. Funeral serv
ices will be held at the Church of Our
Father. Thirteenth and L. streets norjh
west. Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Capt Shattuck. who is survived by his
wife and two daughters, was born in
Massachusetts in 1S3T. and served with
distinction in the civil war with a Mas
sachusetts regiment. After the war he
made his residence at Boyleston. Mass..
until he was appointed to the Treasury
D. S. Dept. of Agriculture. Weather Bureau.
Washington, Saturday. May 303 p. m.
The warm ware ban been broken in all parts of the
country, except the Upper Ohio Valley and the At
lantic States from Maryland to North Carolina,
where the temperatures continued high during Sat
urday. The highett temperature reported from any
Weather Bureau station in the United States on
Saturday was 95 at Washington. D. C.
Showers and thunderstorms bare been general orer
practically all districts between the Appalachians
and the Itocky Mountains and in the Gulf States,
attending the eastward morement of the western dis
turbance which ia now central orer the Middle Mis
sissipri Valley. Thre were heary local rains In the
Gulf States, the Misslsrippt Valley, and the Upper
The indications are that the weather will be un
settled with local thunder showers Sunday from the
Mississippi alley to the Atlantic coast, and Mon
day in the Atlantic States; elsewhere the weather
will be generally fair Sunday and Monday.
Midnight. 79; 2 a. m., 74; K a. m.. 69; 6 a. m.,69;
8 a. m., 72; 10 a. m.. 79; 12 noon. SO; 2 p. m.,93;
4 p. m.. 95; 6 p. m.. 90; 3 p. m., 85; 10 p. m, (0.
Maximum, 95; minimum. 68.
Relatlie humidity 8 a. m.. 82; 2 p. m.. 30; 8 p.
m., 46. Rainfall (8 p. m. to 8 p. m.). trace; hours of
suriKhine. 14.4; per cent of possible srahinc. 10.
Temperature same date last year Maximum, 76;
Temperatures! In Other Cities.
Temperatures in other cities, together with tht
amount of rainfall for the twenty-four hours ended
at 8 p. m. yesterday, are as follows:
Max. MIn. 8 p.m. falL
Asherille. N. a H 6 66
Atlanta, Ga 80
Atlantic City. S. J 66
Bismarck. N. Dak Tl
Boston. Maaa 64
Buffalo. N. Y 88
Chicago. Ill M
Chyenne. Wyo 48
Darenport. Iowa. 82
Denrer. Colo K
Des Moines. Iowa. Tl
Galreston. Tex 82
Helena. Mont 60
Indianapolis. Ind M
JacksonTille. Fla 82
Kansaa City. Mo. i
Little Rock. Ark R
60 66 030
61 62 0.64
54 S6 0.46
72 63 0.15
40 50 0.02
70 TO 0J6
TO TO 0.12
64 12 0.48
Los Angeles. Cal
Mamuette. Mich 68
Memphis. Tenn J2
New Orleans. L.....,
New York. N. T. 12
North Platte. Nebr 56
Portland. Me - m
Portland. Orrg. ... i
Salt Lake Cky. Utah 58
St. Louis; Ma
St. Paul. Jilnn.
San Frandsco. Cl - 84
Springfleld. IU 88
Taooma, Waah.. tt
Tamps. Fla. 8S
Toledo. Ohio. " 88
VJfkiburg. Miss M- 80 TS
To-day High tide, 1:45 .. m. and 2:09 p. m.;
low tide. 802 a. m. and 8:43 p. m.
To-mcrrow High tide. 228 a. m. and lis p. m.;
low tide, J2 a. m. and JJ5 p. m.
Condition of t!e Water.
Harpers Ferry. W. Va.. May JO. Potomac and
Shenandoah both dear.
Will Attend Lannchln.
Secretary of the Navy Meyer will it
tend the launching of the new battle, ship
Wyoming on May 25 next at the yards
of the William. Crampf Ship and Engine
ft Pt-ft- Coattt Mm.
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Vlrclnla Highlands Association.
'Phone Main 3645.
THEO. J. MORGAN,
ASSEMBLY HALL. Y. M. C. A.
HON. WILLIAM SULZER.
Chairman of tbe Foreign Relations Committee of
the House of Representaures,
Will giro an address Sunday afternoon.
MAY 3. AT 4 O'CLOCK.
On a Tery interesting and unique subject.
All lien cordially welcome.
Fans, and something cool to drink.
The science end art of a pleasing and effec
tiTe mode of tpeaxlng the English language In
social and business conTersation and on the
platform. Instruction giten at the residence of
teacher or student. Reasonable terms.
MRS. EMILY FRECH BARNES,
143 11th St. N. E. Tel. Line. 1739
LIGHTNING RODS INSTALLED AND
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141 Keep Plenty of Freezing
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on band timing the warm weather. Druggists
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BYRON S. ADAMS. S?te:
ATWOOD On Wednesday, May 17. 1311.
KATE ATWOOD, dearly beloved wife
of P. J. Atwood and daughter of
Funeral from 1924 K street northwest.
Services at Shiloh Baptist Church
Monday, May 22, at 2:30 p. m. In
terment at Harmony Cemetery.
BL.ACKLIDGE On Friday, May 19, 1911.
at 11:20 a. m., at her residence. 5?
Seaton place northwest. CASSIE M..
the beloved daughter of Casslus and
Funeral (private) from parents' resi
dence at 3 p. m. Monday, May 22.
HENDERSON On Saturday morning.
May 20. 1911, at Drummond. Md., Mrs.
EUGENIA LA ROUSSELLJERB
HENDERSON, mother of Mrs. R. H.
(Baltimore and Charleston, S. C, pa
pers please copy.)
HENDERSON On Thursday, May IS,
1911. In Garfield Hospital. STELLA
Funeral will take place Monday, May
22, at 10 a. m. In Rock. Creek Ceme
tery. Residence 615 Morton street
McKIE On Saturday, May 20, 1911. at 6
a. m. MARGARET L. McKIE.
daughter of the late Thomas B. and
Funeral Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a. m.,
from 511 Third street northwest.
SHATTUCK On Saturday, May 20. 1911.
at 5 a. m.. at his residence. 1323 Clif
ton street northwest Capt. AMORY
Notice of funeral hereafter.
SQUIRE Suddenly, on Thursday, May
IS. 1911, at 7:40 p. m.. at the" residence
of her daughter. Mrs. Henry D. Fry.
1929 Nineteenth street northwest.
CATHRINE, widow of UlHtam
TIPPETT Suddenly, on Friday, May 19,
1911, MARIE TIPPETT.
Sen-ices from 1911 Bohrer street Mon
day. May 22, 3 p. m. Interment Rock
Creek Cemetery. Private.
TEATMAN Suddenly, on Friday. May
19. 1911, GEORGE W.. beloved hus
band of Fannie E. Yeatman In the
fifty-fifth year of his age.
Funeral will take place from his late
residence. 490 Maryland avenue aouth
west. on Monday. May 22. at 2.30
p. m. Friends ana reiauves iu"
W. W. DEAL,
816 H Street If. 1
JOSEPH GAWLER'S SOUS.
mo-35 Pecnayltanis aienua northwest
(feaptt. Telephone Mala UV
W. R. PTTMPHREY & SOB",
FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMXE.
JS3 Fourteenth St. nw.
ChapeL 'Phone North gBa,
j. WILLIAM LEE. Fnneral Dlreeta
and Embalmer. Lltery in connection. CunmrxtloM
Chapel and Modern Crematorium. Modest prloaa.
Bt Pannsilranls are. aw. Telephone Main 1388,
GEORGE P. ZTJRH0EST.
SOI East Cnnltol tre-t-
Braa Dcsctiptloo-afodenteii' rrtac
Funeral Deafens. ' Funeral Psstsna ,
GEO. C. SHAFFER.
Beasnfnl floral designs ?ry nesonsbu ts prtsa,
Taaaa 5416 lastav Kr '
1 Field Mass Plana Made.
" The United Spanish. War Veterans hav
completed arrangements for their field
mass atvihe Monument grounds on Dec
oration Jjay.f jn the afternoon it, ia
planned to attend the services at Arling
ton: An InvlaUon to participate at the
services at qoagresalonal Cemetery ha
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