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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
The Herald has the larjresi
morning borne circulation, and
prints all the news of the world,
with many exclustft features.
Fair today; tomorrow cloudy,
probably rain by night
. Temperatures jesterday ifax
lmum, 64; minimum, 51.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1913. -FOURTEEN' PAGES.
ONE CENT.
NO. 2618
5?
Y.M.C.A. EMPLOYE
FACES ARREST ON
THEFT0F$I0,000
Trusted Clerk May Be Held
After Completion of Audit
of the Books.
ISN'T IT STRANGE
RADICAL CHANGE IN FORM
OF DISTRICT GOVERNMENT
PROVIDED IN PROUTY BILL
?
Mayor and Six Commissioners, to Be Elected for Two
Years, Called For Half-and-Half System Is Wiped
Out Almost Entirely and 'United States Ex
empted from Taxation on
Property Here.
DEATH IN SNOW
JEALOUS WIFE'S COUP
Dbcorery of- Alleged "Affinity" Said
to Have Caused Her Hus
band's DpwnfalL
A trusted employe of the Toung Men's
Christian Association probably will be
placed under arrest within the next forty
eight hours on a warrant charging him
with embezzling about J10.000 from the
funds of the institution.
Untlla force of auditors examining the
Joung man's accounts make their report
police action will be deferred. The exact
amount alleged to hae been taken Is not
known, but Is believed It will be between
"O.500 and J10.5CO. The name of the em
ploye Is withheld until criminal action is
taken.
In the meantime officials of the associa
tion have no fear or the Individual mak'
ing his escape, for serious illness at Dres-
ent makes him physically unable to get
away. The officials are Inclined to be as
lenient as possible under the clrcura
stances.
It was rumored the employe under sus
picion took the money to make Invest
ment in real estate. For what purpose
he used it theassociation officials last
night refused to hazard a guess. It was
saiu the Investment in real estate
made in Maine, and that the young man
expected to reap from It profits enough
10 make good the loss.
Into Arnuaek Suspicion.
William Knowles Cooper, general secre
tary or the association, in discussing the
case with The Washington Herald said
we are not Inclined to be hasty. The
joung mans accounts are belnr
amlned by auditors, and until a. rerart
is made we will not be able to state
dennltely what action we will take. The
employe has been with us for more than
four years, was a voung man of exemplar-
habits, trusted by all of us, well
Known to the banks, and popular with
members of the association This is a
most unfortunate affair, and we regret It
very much.
Asked concerning a report that a
Jealous wife had betrayed the young
man. Secretary Cooper said he knew
nothing of the employe's marital affairs.
It is said attention first was attracted
to the alleged shortage when th&younr
man was seen riding about In an automo
bile. Puzzled to know bow tn m,M f-
- . Wi . .. -,"" - I i,m cumiMiiiiM jumnc announced
ford a machine on. his small salary hal thmt-.riffrer, undemresent conditions
was asked- about It iy the officials '6rthetaWPoSblfc ' conditions
association, and told them that he dealt
read estate qn the side and made
considerable money that way.
Secretary Cooper's attention first was
attracted to the young man about ten1
dajs ago when he absented himself from
work. A hurried survey of his accounts
caused alarm, and after a conference of
officials an examination was ordered by
auditors
Fn-lnated by Woman.
Whether the association can recover
the amount of money taken. Secretary
Cooper would not sa. but Intimated that
if the stolen funds were used In buying
teal estate or some tangible securities,
action necessary to bring about restitu
tion would be taken.
It was said the young man had bo
come fascinated with a young woman
and maintained an apartment for her
and spent considerable money on her.
His wife, it is said, discovered this fact,
end reported his alleged shortage. Sec
retary Cooper denied the association
learned the shortage from such a source.
GIRLS ON JOB AS "BELLHOPS."
Innovation la KutnblUhed In Chi
cane Hotel.
Chicago, Dec 5. Elizabeth Hall and
Iena Douglas today began their duties as
the first and second hotel bell "hopettes '
in the world. Jennie Scherer the world's
third "hopette," was unable to start be
cause her uniform would not fit. Jennie
cried a little. The tailor promised that
her suit would be ready tomorrow.
The three girls will answer calls In the
Hotel Lasalle. Just as male "hops" have
answered them for years: but the girls
will only respond to call3 from rooms
occupied by women guests.
BARNES ATTACKS T. R.
AND THE PROGRESSIVES
New York G. 0. P. Leader Says There
Is Room for Party Ruled by
Brain, Not Appetite.
New York. Dec 5. Sharp attacks on
the Progressive party and on Theodore
Roosevelt punctuated the speech made
here today by State Chairman William
Barnes at the conference called by Re
publican leaders to map out the-future
of the party In this State and in national
affairs.
In -his prepared address Mr. Barnes
completely ignored the attacks that have
been made upon him personally, but re
plying to charges that the party has out
lived its usefulness, he said:
'The Republican party In 1912 deter
mined not to Join the procession of un
reason, opportunism, and cowardice. Not
a day passes but that some event dem
onstrates the necessity for the existence
of a political party which must have for
its first principle 'order.' There Is room
In America for a party which thinks with
its brain and not with Its appetite. I do
not believe that the policy of the Repub
lican party will be reversed." v
The speech was made before a gather
ing of several hundred Republicans from
all part of the State at the Waldorf
Astoria Hotel This gathering convened
after a nieetlhg' Of the Republican State
committee. Among those present at the
conference were Senator Root, who Jeft
his duties In Washington to take part in
the gathering; and many other leaders
who considered the meeting vital to the
future of the party in this' State.
Cnvalry OtT for Border.
Burlington, Vtj Dec 6. The Tenth
Cavalry composed of negroes, which has
been stationed at Fort Ethan Allen for
the last four years, left today on special
cars for New Tork. where It will embark
tomorrow for Galveston, Tex., to do bor
der duty.
Colorado, Swept by Worst
Blizzard in History No
Let Up in Sight
COAL FAMINE THREATENS
Eight Feet of Snow CoTere Denrer,
and Food Shortage Is
Feared.
Denver, Dec. B. The State of Colorado
is isolated by snow ranging from
thirty-six inches to eight feet in depth.
Never In the history of the Rocky Moun
tains has anything been experienced to
compare with the storm which has been
raging since Monday. The snow tonight
In Denver is forty-four Inches deep, and
the storm continues without any promise
of a let-up. In fact, the weather fore
caster predicts an additional fall of
eighteen Inches.
Traffic of all kinds is suspended. Trains
are stalled all over the State. Street
cars have been standtne dead in the
streets for thirty-six hours.
Conditions In other cities of the State
Colorado Springs. Trinidad. Canon City,
Cripple Creek, Victor!, Grand Junction
In fact every town in Colorado, except
a few small places on the west slope,
are In even worse condition.
In Denver every downtown hotel Is
crowded; theater buildings and school
houses arc being utilized for refugees,
who are unable to reach their homes.
Sllliers I'erlah In Storm.
Since last night sixteen miners and a
rescue party of eight men have been lost
near Canon City. Whether they have
perished in the eight feet of snow be
tween the mines and their homes cannot
be known until the great drift Is broken.
Two stage coaches near Boulder and
one near Buena Vista are lost, and it is
feared the drivers and occupants have
frozen to death.
In the Trinidad mining district, where
martial law Is In existence, the suffering
was saiu to De intense, as both soldiers
and strikers are living In tents, many of
which were blown down during the
storm.
Throughout the State buildings in prac
tically every town nave collapsed from
the weight of the snow. The Foster
Building, in Denver, was flooded earlv to
night by the bursting of a water reservoir
on the roof and hundreds of offices suf
fered great damage.
Locally all schools are closed indefinite
ly, every theater has canceled its engage
ment until the weather Is more favorable,
and on top of It all a coal famine Is Im
pending, all coropanies'having announced
are' Impossible.
3Inn- ltFxrlrl lllnlac.
The grocers are out of bread and the
butchers declare that If the storm con
tinues, meat deliveries win be Impossi
ble. But most serious is the coal situation.
Owing to the strike in southern Colorado.
the supply to Denver has been barely
up to the demand, and now that the
trains are unable to reach the city in
tense suffering Is certain if the storm
continues another twenty-four hours.
Tonight newspaper offices are being
besieged by dozens of persons who re
port relatives are missing. Twenty, halt
of them shop girls, have not been heard
of since they started home last night.
Dairy companies today issued a notice
that milk and cream would be supplied
only for babies. Similar action was
taken by the milk companies in Colorado
Springs. Canon Clt, Grand Junction,
and virtually all other towns of impor
tance.
ARMY OF UNEMPLOYED GROWS.
nr Railroad Proposes
Lay Off
10,000 aim.
New Tork, Dec E. New York City's
army of unskilled labor Is now larger
than It has been for four years. This
statement was made by Edward Car
penter, manager of the National Em
ployment Exchange, and other large em
ployers of labor
With dally announcements of lay-offs
by large Industrial and railroad cor
porations there is prospect of a further
expansion in the number of idle work
men. At least one railroad Is known to
be contemplating the discharge of about
10,000 men. Others are expected to fol
low. Mr. Carpenter said:
"There are more honest and able-
bodied worklngmen out of positions now
than at any time since 1909. and the de
mand for labor Is poorer than at any
time since then.
"Positions for laborers on the railroads
have been very scarce. There is prac
tically nothing doing in that direction,
whereas ordinarily our arteries of com
merce have employment for large num
bers of unskilled workmen.
Construction companies have all the
men they want. Some are laying them
off. Corporations. Instead of taking men,
are laying them off."
TITTLE FATHER'S" LOAD LIFTED
Ten-yrnr-ld Invalid Dies Upon Ills
Brother's Back.
St. Louis. Mo.. Dec 5. For two years.
Oliver Heuer. thirteen years old. and
known by neighbors as "theJlttle father,"
carried his mvalia brother. JTank, ten
years old. on his back ten blocks to and
from school. Yesterday Oliver's task
ended, for the little cripple died on his
brother's back. Death from heart disease
came while he was being carried some
from school.
The little father ' la Inconsolable. Ho
said he would rather have Frank back
and the Job of carrying him for life.
BAR ARMS FROM IRELAND.
Official Proclamation Prohibits Im
portations of 3IunItlons of War.
London. Dec 5. An official proclama
tion prohlbltingrthe importation of arms
and ammunition into Ireland was Issued
here today. This step Is taken to coun
teract the activities of the Ulster Volun
teers who have for some time been drill
ing with the view of opposing the Irish
government, should the home rule for
Ireland bill become a law.
f'w Baltimore and Return. Baltimore
and Ohio.
Every Saturday and Sunday. Good to
return until 9:00 a. m. train Monday.
Quick service and all trains both ways.
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THE WASHINGTON SUNDAY HERALD
TAYLOR SUGGESTS
TOlLSSpW
Would Arbitrate Hay-Paun-
cefote Panama Canal
Treaty.
ONLY METHOD, HE SAYS
Effort to Repeal Act in Congress
Would Remit in "Ignomin
ious Defeat"
A conference between Great Britain
and the United States as to the Interpre
tation and enforcement of the Hay
Pauncefote Panama Canal treaty was of
fered as the only solution to the toll
payment controversy by I Iannis Taylor,
former Minister to Spain, In a speech,
last night at the Shoreham Hotel, before
the American Society for Judicial Settle
ment ot International Disputes.
Mr. Taylor, In opening his speech, said
that he wished to supplement the speech
previously delivered by Joseph H. Choate.
Mr. Taylor's solution was directly op
posite that offered by Mr. Choate.
Effort to repeal In Congress the Pan
ama Canal act by which American ships
were exempted from payment for use
of the canal, Mr. Taylor held, would
mean "Ignominious defeat." He said
that there must be found some diplomatic
method to break the "dreadful deadlock."
"There was no trace of any con
templated secession from the treaty at
the time It was made." said Mr. Tay
lor. "But the strongest advocate ot
Great Britain cannot deny now that there
Is subject for arbitration. What we want
to do is to urge this government to re
ply to Great Britain's demands. She
Is entitled to a friendly, just answer,
right now.
"I suggest that there be held a con
ference in Paris, between the United
States and Great Britain. If the con
ference should determine the treaty ad
justable, such a recommendation to Con
gress wouia cnange we wnoie situation.
If the decision were otherwise, we could
decide the quesUon by arbitration and
direct negotiation."
Mr. Taylor deemed It Impracticable
that arbitration be attempted, as sug
gested by Mr. Choate, at once. He said
that a conference must be held first.
Officers were elected during the
speeches. The report of a nominating
committee unanimously waa approved
to elect the following:
Charles w. Eliot, president: Theodore
Marburg, of Baltimore, vice president;
James Brown Scott, of this city, secre
tary, and J. C Schmldlapp, treasurer.
In addition to these officers, the follows
ing are to be members ot the executive
committee:
Joseph H. Choate. W. TV. Willoughby.
Henry H. F. Macfarland, John Hays
Hammond, and Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin,
of Connecticut.
Gov, Simeon ii. uaiawin, ot Connecticut.
presided at the meeting. In his speech
he said that a court for settlement of
International disputes must be composed
nr not more than fifteen Judges.
YOU MIL ALWAYS
SERUMS TO REPLACE XHEFE.
Chicago Physician Predicts Gradual
Abolition of Snraery.
Milwaukee. "Wis, Dec G. "The new
est thing In surgery is that we are
trying to get away from it, and it is
through original research work that
we have already accomplished wonders
and hope for still greater things." de
clared Dr. John B. Murphy, of Chicago,
addressing the convention of the Soo
Railway System Thyslcians and Sur
geons today.
"Serums and antitoxins are super
seding the knife and the saw," con
tinued Dr. Murphy.
He declared that rheumatism was a
germ Infection.
COL. OAILLAIuf DfES
A MARTYR TO GANAL
Noted Engineer Succumbs to Growth
in Head, Caused by Labors
in Tropics.
BUILT DAM AT GREAT FALLS
BaltlmoreT Md . Dec. E. Lieut CoL
David Du Bose Gaillard. N". a A., died
today In Johns Hopkins Hospital, a
martyr to his labors on the Panama Ca
nal. CoL Gaillard, who directed the en
gineering work In the Culebra Cut divi
sion ot the canal bad been at patient at
the hospital since August 17. last. A
growth In the- head, the result of seven
years of arduous labor In the tropical
climate ot Panama, sealed his fate from
the first. He sank steadily, and for the
last two months bid been in a state ot
coma.
While Col. Gaillard lay unconscious In
the hospital last month, a bill was In
troduced In Congress promoting him to'
the rank of colonel. In recognition of his
distinguished services at Panama. CoL
Gaillard is survived by a widow and son.
Lieut. Gaillard, U. S. A.
"Was Assistant Commissioner.
He was assistant to the Engineer Com
missioner of the District of Columbia un
til February, 190L He then took charge
of river and harbor work on Lake Su
perior, remaining there until June. 1903.
Hewas then detailed with the General
Staff of the army in May, 1S0S, and with
the exception of a few months he re
mained on duty with the General Staff
until March. 1307.
He was serving In Cuba on the General
Staff as chief ot the military information
division at the time of the disturbance
there In 1906, and was appointed to duly
on the Isthmus ot Panama while still
oh the island In February. 1907. He was
promoted to the rank of lieutenant col
onel April 11. 1900.
War Department Notified.
News of the death ot Lieut. Colonel
David Du Bose Gaillard was received offi
cially at the Wfir Department yesterday
afternoon. Secretary of War Garrison
immediately dispatched the following
telegram to Mrs. Gaillard, at Baltimore:
"Mrs. Garrison and I tender our heart
felt sympathy In this sad hour. It
grieves us very much Indeed to learn of
vour great loss."
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FIND YOUR TRAIN IS LATE.
STRUCK BY AUTO,
YOUIBOY DIES
John F. Moran RunJDown by
Dr. Robert Scott
Lamb.
ACCIDENT UNAVOIDABLE
Physician Goes to Police Station and
Gives Self Up Released
by Coroner.
Struck by an automobile at the inter
section of Connecticut and Rhode Island
avenues last night, shortly before 8:30
o clock, John Francis Moran, thirteen-year-old
son of Mrs. Mary E. Moran.
of 3009 M street northwest, received In
juries from which he died while In an
ambulance on the way to Emergency
Hospital.
The automobile was driven by Dr
Robert Scott Lamb, ot the CeciL But
a few feet behind Dr. Lamb's auto came
an ambulance from Emergency Hospital
with a patient. When the accident oc
curred Dr. Paul Zlnkham. in charge of
the ambulance, stopped and the boy was
placed In It and a record run started for
the hospltaL
Young Moran was a nephew of Drfl
Jonn t rands Moran. otitis Pennsylvania
avenue northwest. ' With Emll Green
wall add Richard Greenwall. two com
panions, Moran was crossing Connecticut
avenue when struck by Dr. Lamb's ma
chine. Witnesses say the accident was
unavoidable.
Dr. Lamb went to the Third precinct
station and gave himself up. but was
released by order of Coroner Nevltt. An
Inquest will be held today at police head-n
quarters. -
STATUE OF VICTORIA
IN CAPITAL IS URGED
BY D. A. R: LEADER
Women Would Raise $500,000 for
Monument to Queen, Says
Mrs. Horton.
Mrs. John Miller Horton. of Buffalo,
a leader In the ranks of the D. A. R.,
who yesterday appeared before the House
Committee on Foreign Affairs, in ad
vocacy of a number of bills authorizing
an official celebration of the one hun
dredth annhersary ot the Treaty of
Ghent, urged that the women of America
erect In Washington a statue of Queen
Victoria.
She suggested that this could, be don
by popular subscription It Congress would
encourage the movement, and suggested
that the cost of such a memorial wrcd
be" about JS00.000.
, linn nu Canadian Bank.
Toronto, Dec. 5. ,A run was In progress
on the Bank of Hamilton, in Perth county
today. When the day's business ended
5.000 had been withdrawn.
AUTHOR HAS NOT YET REACHED DECISION AS TO
THE FUNDED DEBT OR BUILDING DISPOSITION
Br JOSEril
The WashTncton Herald presents herewith for the first time a de
tailed digest of the Prouty bill, about which will center the principal
ngni against tne present torm ot
Congress.
The bill is complete in most
an entire change of government,
government-supported form, with
J form, aided financially by the- government only in a partial care of
street improvements, park protec-r
tion, and similar matters in which
the government has a direct, in
terest o Half-and-llalf System.
The half-and-half system Is wiped out
almost entirely, and the government ex
empted from taxation on all its property
here, though assessed for part of the Im
provements on streets wider than the
average city thoroughfare, half the as
sessment for sidewalks around public
parks, and all of the cost of sidewalks In
front of Its own buildings.
Unlike most of the bills aimed at the
present form ot government here, the
Prouty measure does not Beek to tear
down without building up. Judge Prouty,
the Iowa member of the House District
Committee, is a political economist ot
note, and has spent much of his time In
the last two 'years building up his
measure. It contains much constructive
thought, and as far as Its application to
the District Is concerned, all original
thought.
The bill as digested and presented this
morning by The Washington Herald
does not deal with the funded debt ot
the District or the disposition of school
and other buildings and properties. These
are about the only Important parts f
the work upon which Judge Prouty has
not as yet finally made up his mind.
The bill may not be Introduced in the
DUTIES OF MAYOR AND
ARE OUTLINED
Section I of the bill provides that the
District shall be governed by a council
consisting ot a mayor and six commis
sioners. Section I divides the duties of
the corporation into seven departments:
Public affairs, accounts and finance, pub
lic safety, streets and public Improve
ments, public property, department of
parks, and department of education.
Defining the powers of the coundL Sec
tion 3 saj-s:
"The council has, and shall exercise,
all legislative powers, functions, and
duties conferred upon the city or Its of
ficers." Among the powers enumerated are the
levying of taxes, appropriation of funds.
assessments for public Improvements, and
many others. This section coneludes:
"But Congress shall have the power to
amend or repeal any ordinance, resolu
tion, or order made by said council."
The mayor, as superintendent of the
department of public affairs. Is given gen
eral supervision over the other depart
ments; he shall be the chief executive
officer and representative of the city.
shall sign all contracts on behalf of the
city - H-s also 1 chairman of
the board of health. The city s legal
staff, the Justice courts, and officers not
otherwise assigned, are covered under the
oepartment of public affairs.
The commlsisoner In charge of the
department of accounts and finance is
given charge ot the purchase and distri
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC PARKS TO ACT
WITH COMMISSIONER NAMED BY PRESIDENT
The superintendent of public parks will
act In conjunction with, a commissioner
to be appointed by the President and will
have Joint charge ot all public parks ot
the District, Including the policing.
The commissioner in charge of the de
partment of education la given direct
charge of school buildings, and is em
owered to recommend to the council
"the appolntemnt ot all superintendents.
prircipals, teachers. Janitors and other
emplojes of that department, but the
wages shall be fixed by the coundL"
Sections!! and 12 empower the heads
of departments to appoint such assistants
as have been authorized by the coudl and
whdare not covered under the civil
service provisions of the bill, and to en
force such rules and regulations, not In
consistent with law or ordinances of the
counJL as may be necessary.
Power Given Council.
The council is empowered to change the
assignments called for In the bill at Its
discretion.
The section transferring through a
perpetual lease the waterworks to the
District follows: -r-r
'THe government of the UnIK&o-.
hereby perpetually leases to ISSMCIct
of Columbia the present syjyj r Ae E
other property belonging' to or apperten
ate thereto, for and In consideration ot
the said District ot Columbia furnishing
the buildings, departments and
grounds of the irovemment of" the United
States located In the District of CoiuroDia.
adequate, pure and wholesome -water.
and In case the said District ot Columbia
fails, neglects or refuses to furnish said
water of said kind and quality suf
ficient to supply the needs of the govern
ment. TTongress expressly reserves the
right to cancerthls lease."
Strert Improvement Cott.
The section providing for the division
of expenses for street Improvement is
one of the most Important in the pro
posed bllL Jt Is represented In full, here
with: Th. Htv rnuncll shall ssess special
I Improvements, such as sld'walks. curb
ing, and paving, in me iotu.ins man
ner. It shall assess againtt street rail
ways and the company- ovnlng or ope
rating same the cost or all the pavement
P. ANJTIV.
government in trie District in this
important particulars, and involves
supplanting the present dependent,
an advanced elective commission
House for seme weeks, but when It
reaches the floor for general debate It
will be the center of a warm fight, and
the measure upon which apponents cf
he present form of government here will
concentrate their support.
Principal Provisions.
Briefly, the measure contains the fol
lowing precisions:
One mayor, at a salary of SS.000, and
six commissioners. J3.0OO each, to be
elected for terms of two years, and to
have full administrative and legislative
powers.
Machinery and electoral qualifications
for thettrst general election provided for
in the bill, but subject to change by the
new government after Its Induction Into
office.
Mayor has no veto power, though ex
pected to sign all ordinances.
One of the elective officers to be a
delegate In Congress at S7.500.
Provides for the initiative, referendum,
and recalL
Provides civil sen Ice commission and
requires civil service qualifications for
nearly all appointive officers, except la
borers. The District to recei e a perpetual lease
on the waterworks Jn return for free
service to the government.
Powers ot the Utilities Commission to
be vested in the city council or com-missioners
SIX COMMISSIONERS
IN SECTIONS OF MEASURE,.
bution of city supplies, as well as ih
auditing of all accounts. The assessor,
auditor, treasurer, license collector, city
clerk. .and market master and their of
fices are under this department. He 13
made the direct representative of the
whole council In dealing with public util
ity corporations.
Under the department of public safety
are placed the fire and police depart
ments, the health department, the plumb
ing and electrical departments. This de
partment also Is given the task ot col
lecting city garbage.
The department of streets and public
Improvements Is given virtually those
powers now Invested In the engineer de
partment of the District government, and
In addition Is given the following over
sight over public utilities:
"He (the commissioner), shall have
supervision over all public service utili
ties, and all persons or corporations
rendering service in the city under any
franchise, contract or grant made by the
city or State, and shall report to the
council or other proper officer any failure
of said person or corporation to render
service or to observe the requirements
or conditions of the franchise under
which such public service utility Is
operated '
The superintendent of department ot
public property is given charge over all
public buildings and grounds not other
wise assigned, and Including the city
halL cemeteries, libraries, and hospitals.
lying between the two outside rails alfd
I two feet on each side thereof, and the
city council shall determine of what
material said pavemegt shall be con
structed, and said street railway com
pany shall keep said pavement at all
times In good repair at Its own expense,
and said council shall have power and
authority to determine what repairs or
Improvements shall be necessary and
proper. In what Is known as the busi
ness portion of the city, all curbing and
paving-'shall be assessed against abut
ting property
"In such district the cost of paving,
where there Is not more than sixty feet
to be paved, after deducting the amount
to be paved by the .street railway, thirty
feet thereof shall be assessed against
the property and the owners thereof on
each side of said street, in which shall
be Included a pro rata cost ot paving
street intersections of like width. The
cost of paving the remaining portion of
pttd streets and Intersections shall be
paia one-naix dj ine uisirici oi Colum
bia, and one-half by the government of
the United States. In manner hereafter
provided. -
Cost to Be Divided. '
"In what Is known as the residence di
of the city, the cost ef the sidewalk
curbing shall be assessed against
CO.VrLNpED OX PAOB SIX.
CONGRESS IN BRIEF.
Debate on the Hetch-Hetchy bill con.
sumed a great part of the day.
Adjournment until 10 o'clock this room,
lng. f
HOUSE.
Considered omnibus claims bill on pri
vate calendar carrying SXSO0.O0O for; pay.
ment of old war claims.
Rules Committee continued hearings on
resolutions to create House committee:
on woman's suffrage, both suffragists
and aaU-suffraglsts airing their views.
Interstate Commerce Committee re
ported bill appropriating "35,000 for four
new revenue cutters.
Military Committee beard' Secretary ot
War Garrison and Brig. Gen. Mills 111
explanation of the army eailmitM,

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