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ON ROAD'S FATE ? . Chamber of Commerce Puts Future Rail Issue Up < To Members. ? 10 ? ???? T The United States Chamber of ' Commerce has sent out for a refer endum vote among its 1,100 com mercial and trade member organi sations. ten recommendations with regard .to remedial railroad legisla tion. The proposals, sent out by the ^chamber's railroifcl comrtitttee. after "extended study of the transporta tion situation, include: Corporate ownership and opera tion. with comprehensive legisla tion of the railroads. Return of the railroads to corpo rate operation as soon as remedial legislation can be enacted. Adherence to the period of Fed eral control as now fixed unless and until impossibility of enacting reme die legislation -n this period close -ly appears. - Permission for consolidation, in ?"the public interest, of a limited number of strong competing sys tems. with prior approval by the government. A statutory rule providing that rates in each traffic section shall -yield an adequate return on a fair - value of the property as determined by public authority. Creation of a Federal transporta tion hoard to promote development of a national system of rail, water and highway transportation and "^articulation of all transportation -.facilities. Plan Distribution of Relics. War trophies captured from the Germans by American troops would In- distributed amon^ the States in rroportion to the number of men ii'in each State participating in the war. under a bill passed by the S? nato yesterday. NINETY APPLICATIONS REACH CITY CLUB Ninety application* for membership i in the recently-organised City Club were presented yesterday afternoon at the Commercial Ctyb at a luncheon of the twenty-three membership teams. At thla rate of progress the 1.000 mark will be reached Monday, opening the way for the appointment of the committee on site and build ing. First honors yesterday went to It. B. Wilcox, captain of a newlV-or ganised team, who reported fifteen applications, all secured by himself. Sidney West's team was second with eleven applications. J. H. Kean's team was third with eight applica tions. C. T. Claggett. in reporting two active members, also announced that his team has obtained an appli cation for a life membership. ALL CROPS SHOW FAR ABOVE AVERAGE The composite condition of all crops in the United States, on June 1. was about 4.7 per cent above their ten-year average condition on that date, the Department of I Agriculture has announced. Last I year the June 1 condition of all | crops was 2.9 per cent above the average. I On June 1. prices paid producers were about 13 per cent higher thsn a year ago; 5.5 per cent higher | than two years ago and 81.6 per c?-nt higher than the average ?>f the past ten years on June 1. it was stated. On May 15. the department ad ded. the prices paid for meat ani mals was about 10.90 per cent high i er than a year a?o; 29.5 per cent j higher than two years ago and 86.2 per cent higher than the vera*e of the past nine years on May 15. Suet Brewery for $10,000. I Josephine L. Spencer sued the ! Washington Brewery yesterday for j JIO.'KK) damages for injuries alleged | to hav? been received December 24. | last, when a truck belonging to the ? brewery company ran into her at | Fifteenth and H streets northeast. Attorney John C. W Beall filed the I suit. Special Attention We solicit the renting of many houses, furnished or unfurnished. Do not telephone. ? i Call or write. J. LEO KOLB 923 New York Avenue N. W. 1237 Wisconsin Avenue N. W. bold Evorywhoro WOMAN'S FATE UP TO EXPERTS Exhume Girl Teacher's Body Third-Time in Murder Trial. Lawenca. Ilui., June 15.?The Unit step In what Is expected to become the greatest battle between, medical experts ever fought In Massachusetts courts was taken today when the body of Miss Florence Gay, Andover school teacher. for the alleged murder of whom Mkrs. Bessie May (8keels) I.und : green Is on trial here, was exhumed, I for the third time. The body was removed from Its grave In Andover and brought here. The defense's medical experts exam ined the viscera of the dead woman In an effort to gain evidence to refute the State's charge that Miss Gay died ! of arsenic poison, alleged to have been 1 administered by Mrs. Lundgreen, who nursed the teacher In her last Illness. | When the defense oompletes Its el imination of the body the trial will take a new aspect. In which the fore most medical and pathological experts In the State will testify?the State's experts' In an effort to prove that Miss Day died from arsenic poisoning. ! and the defense that she was not poisoned. Heckler Gets Bryan Audience Rattled Durham, N.* C.. June 12.?In the midst of a prohibition speech deliv ered here last night by William Jen-1 nings Bryan, a heckler Interrupted him by saying that the laboring man would be looked after at the next election and see that no Prohibition ists would be elected. Bryan an- j swered him by saying that the labor ing man had been looked after, and appreciated it. ! The vast audience was thrown off the track of the speech to such an extent that Bryan asked it not to pay any attention to the heckler, saying that if he broke out again he (Bryan) would attend to him. All was quiet after that, and Bryan continued his speech. Actiaf Governor Would Stay. Trenton, F. J., June 12.?Newj Jersey's politics were enlivened' this afternoon with announcement: by acting Gov. Wm. N. Runyon ofj Plainfleld. that he is a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomi nation. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE NEWS The Government Printing Office col lects waste paper from the various ] departments and hauls It to the shop, where it is baled and sold. The work i Is done in the extreme west end of the ! tirst floor of the north wing, and dur- ' ing 1917-1$ 13.7W.TS4 pounds of paper was handled. This work keeps one and sometimes two trucks busy, and the proceeds are turned Into the Treas ury. the G. P. O. bearing the entire expense of the work, the cost being charged to printing and binditg. Even with this expense and the burden of furnishing heat and light to the post office. the printing office Is able to turn out work at less cost than out side shops. The work of baling has increased to such an extent that a new door is being cut in the wall on the Jackson alley side to facilitate its reception. The last indoor meeting of the sea son was held by the California Soci ety last night. Plans were made for the annual pilgrimage to Joaquin Miller's cabin In Rock Creek Park j on June 29. where a picnic will be held. Senator James D. Phelan. pres ident of the association, will preside j at the festivities. Miss Cora T? Dandiidge. Miss Nelta A. Boston. Miss Norma F. Jones and j Miss Jennie F. Clark now are ma chine operators in the forwarding and j finishing section. Johnny McLean, paper cutter on the fifth floor, has resigned and will ac jsept a position In New York. Deputy Public Printer Dan Chlsholm Is In Akron. Ohio, attending the en campment of the Ohio Spanish War Veterans. Miss Ella M. Schwarz. of the pam phlet bindery. Is acting as matron In the emergency room during the ab-1 sence of Miss Osborne. Reviser William I* Mattocks Is at tending the encampment of the Penn sylvania Spanish War Veterans In Allentown. Pa. Bill is the official edl-! tor of the veterans, and has to keep I abreast of their doings. Ix>u Allen has been named on the ,sick committee of the Bookbinders'; J t'nlon. and hopes the first call will be | to look up a "brother" In Baltimore. Wlnslow T^ewls and Charles J. Mac- I Murray are on the night proofrooml sick list. Henry M. Allen, the veteran counter in the pamphlet bindery, has been ill several days. In the Victory Loan drive members of the Bookbinders' Union subscribed to >5j,5S9.S2 worth of bonds, or J137.95 per member. They think that's pretty good, considering their scale. Columbia Typographical Cnlon will I hold their regular monthly meeting Sunday afternoon at 2:30 in Typo graphical Temple, on G street. | Purchasing Agent Edward S. Moores is spending several days In Dayton, jOhlo. Ernest E. Emerson Is in charge j during his absence. Van Hook can't decide whether the | screens are being hung on the seventh floor to keep the locusts out or the | bugs in. Foreman Riddle's Jacket section Is getting a new coat on Its celling. Clarence 9. Elliott, a helper In the electrical section, sustained a bad fall in an elevator aecidaitt Tuesday, but expects to be at work In a few days. I Jimmy McAllister has moved Into his new home on Willow Avenue In Takoma Park. Bartholomew W. Butler bas several days' leave he la willing to sell to Jakla Dwigbt. Benjamin A. Llneback and Robert S. Sc&mmell are detailed to the proof room fronarthe Job section. Miss Nina W. Urner la detailed to the reclassification commission to h?l? with the " ' DENIED BY BOARD The Public Utilities Commission declined yesterday to etuwc* the present method of charging I for transfer* on the Keollworth Una of the Washington Railway ? nd Electric Company. A protest against J-ccnt transfers was sent the commission bjr the Kenltworth Cltlsens' Association early In the week. Navy Yard News The yard, with the other fovem ment departments, will be closed at noon tomorrow. Frank Bassett, quarter-man west gun shop, who has been absent two weeks on account of sickness, is convalescing. Walter Guest, of the tool shop, de parted Wednesday evening for Bal timore. where he will board the boat for Savannah. Ga. From there ne will motor to Jacksonville, Fla., to take in the alligator and ostrich farms, going from there to St. Au gustine, Fla. He will return by water to Philadelphia, spending two days at Atlantic City, from which place he will return home, resuming work June 23. Bmil Witt, of the torpedo shop, leaves tomorrow for his home In Lan sing. Mich. The men are very much interested in the building proposition offered them, by forming a club. The idea of securing a number to build at' the same time would, of course, mean to | build at a great deal less expense. A very good offer has been received. 1 John Bull, who has been absent for twc months on account of sickness, returned to the boiler shop Wednes day. Albert Miller, accompanied by Ru dolph Fryborg, both of the tool shop, motored to Harper's Ferry last Sun day. ! Karl Krumke and Harry Anderson, of the tool shop; Wm. Bennl* and Ed ward Schmidt, of the miscellaneous fhop. with H. Nachman, of the broad side mount shop, will leave Sunday for ; Pittsburgh wilh the Kalllpolls Grotto Military Band. lor the annual con vention of Supreme Council of V. P. O. T. E. K. Capt. Joseph A. Otvoannont. who was a lieutenant in the D. C. National Gi'ard before the war. having seen service on the Mexican border and later in Europe, will return to work in the tool shop Monday. The moving of the torpedo tube shop from the old building on Patterson 1 avenue to the new general machine | shop is just about completed. Southeast Washington Personal News Notes Notwithstanding the announcement J that Boiling Field is to be closed, ef- | forts are to be made to have it made permanent. Its close proximity to the ; ' War Department would be an advant i age in permitting officials to keep in ; ! close touch with aircraft development. I it Is claimed Announcement has been made that the naval air station ad jacent to Boiling Field will be con- j tlnued. | Funeral services for William !<ewis j Steele, husband of Mrs. Elsie M. Steele, who died at his home. wi Seventh street southeast on Monday, were held yesterday afternoon from his late residence. Interment was In Congressional Cemetery. Mr. Steele was 35 years of age and had resided In the southeast for a number ot years. Salem Lodge No. 32. Independent Or der of Odd Fellows, met last night in their rooms in Good Hope road south east. for degree work. Plans for the annual excursion were discussed. The choir of Emmanuel Church will shortly disband for the summer months. Already their services have been dispensed with for the Sunday evening meetings, and when the sum mer schedule Is put into effect the members will be excused until fall. Alexander B. Garden, who has been in the florist business in the District for a number of years, and whose greenhouses are located in Minnesota avenue southeast, has disposed of* his business, and ex pects to retire. Funeral services for George I Langley. who died last Monday, were held yesterday from the resi dence of his sister-in-law. Mrs. J. I?ngley. 632 Nichols avenue south east. Requiem mass was said at the Church of the Transfiguration by Rev. J. E. Horstkamp. pastor. Progressive Council No. 8, Daugh ters of America, entertained at a dance last evening in Naval Lodstfj Hall. Fourth and Pennsylvania ave nue southeast. Arthur M. Righter. for many years a resident of the District, died at his home. 419 Twelfth street southeast. laBt Monday. Fu I neral services were held yesterday afternoon. Interment was In Con gressional Cemetery. Mrs. Ida V ?Tighter, his widow, survives him. Happy Mothers Prepare in Advance A Wonderful Influence for Ex pectant Mothers. Mothers for over half a century have used with the utmost regu larity the time-honored preparation. Mother's Friend, before the arrival of baby. Here Is a truly wonderful penetrating application for the ab domen and breasts. It softens and makes elastic the muscles, render ing them pliant to readily yield to nature's demand for expansion. By Its use the anxious months of preg nancy are made comfortable. The usual wrenching strain, bearing down and stretching pains are coun teracted. The system Is prepared for the coming event, and the use of Mother's Friend brings restful night* and happy antlcloaOon. for the nerves are not drawn upon with the usual strain. By iU regular application the mtucles expand easily when baby arrives; the time Is less at th? crisis and naturally the pain and danger Mother's Friend Is on sale at every drug store. It Is for external use only. I* absolutely safe andi wonderfully effective. Write the Bradfleld Regulator Company. Dept. C, Umar Building, Atlanta. Georgia. Tor their Interest ing Motherhood Book, free to users of Mother's Friend, aad obtain a bottle of Mother's Friend, from the drugstore and begin this ? grateful LABOR LEADERS IN 'DRY' PROTEST Demonstration at Capitol Tomorrow Will Find 100,000 in Line. The ordinal estimate of l?0.000 participant* In the demonstration by labor on tie sups Of the Capitol tomorrow, rift* w will be largely exceeded. according : of the committee ?" charge of the program at Central Labor Union headquarter* here. It is more than probable, it >? stVted. that the entire ^deration of Labor delegation at Atlantic City will come to Wtihlniton t *p the action taken by thit ?r,anl xation In voting "wet on dry" PThe"Ji^'th.t the big governs body of organised labor, repreaent^ fegtslatlen which would throw out of ** loyment hundred ^rrars?? iT. J'hTprohtb^nJl^latlon^it to d? s?3&5=few 3???&?i^Si SSSrSrSS: town ' organizations are hea<*?^ S3 Washington for "?e Parade^ One hundred women of the Perso s??s?Sr?s iKuSr.-'W-" sir lion. Army of Unemployed Gaming New Recruits The number rf" unie.mPr\Xg r.n"-o-- "vrzjr* 1 V?t.^P~r? cK.e^oruth. week ending Jun.'^ . ^ compared with 2H.5J0. reported by 101 cities in the previous week. HOTEL IROQUOIS irvar HOTEL KENTUCKY I ninninf in f00?*' **? R KEjhNADY. '.,106. JM m ORDERS CONTINUANCE j OF THROUGH SERVICE Through car eerrloe on the Ten nallytown line of the Washington Railway and Electric Company will be continued, pursuant to an order la ?ued yesterday by the Public Utili ties Commission A' report on the routine of car* sub mitted to the commission early thl? week requested that the company be allowed to discontinue through serv ice on the Tennaltytown line, on the ground that war-time traffic condi tions no longer prevail and that much time could be saved by abolishing through service. /_ COSSACKS ROUT REDS , ON EASTERN FRONT Bolshevik forces numbering 000 have been defeated on the east ern front by Ural coutckf. accord - !ng to Omsk advices to the State Department today. The advices said the Siberian and has recaptured Glacov. Peas ants in the Samara district are de clared to be displaying Increased hostility toward the Bolshevlkl. army is advancing on the Ufa front following the levying of heavy re quisitions by the Reda, Virginia Will Match U. S. Offer to Improve Roads Richmond. Va., June 12.?Advocates 1 of good roads for Virginia expressed | the belief that by tomorrow enough signatures of members of the Virginia Assembly will have been secured to | assure a special session of the State legislature for the purpose of taking advantage of the opportunity offeree by the United States government. | which has agreed to match dollar for dollar If the State appropriates S&.000. 000 for improvement of roads. Missouri to Vote m Sofrafe. Jefferson City. Mo., June 12.?Gov. Gardner today called a special ses sion of the State legislature for i July 2 to act on the constitutional i amendment enfranchising women. RESORTS. WILD WOOD. N. J. W1LDW00D-BY-THE-SEA Por your summer vacation. Booklet. W. Oourtrisht Smith, Sec'y Board of Trade. Wild wood. N J. y*-mo.ta.th,fr * I,V Nl>Ht RST-Three door* frost Boardwalk, and all the new amusement*. Rooms with running water American and European plan. MRS. WM OLDWFIELD. Ownership Mgr * jeS-fr.au.we-SOt HOTEL SAVOY-Beach front, private bath. running ?ster. Cap ?Q- Auto, (hmeahip Mgr., W H. <;ERSTEL. fr.au. we 30t HOTEL DAYTOX Simply the heat; beach front; cap. 250 r o o m a with lath en suite; hoi and cold running water; music; auto meets traina. A. Viae Marry, Owner ship . Mgr. fcS-fr.su.tu.th4* A DELPHI WITTI?Elevator, private baths, bat and cold running water in all rooms. 8. WITTI. *e*>9t WILDWOOD MANOR Capacity. *00; whole block; ocean front; fresb I snd salt water in baths; running water, hot and [ coid, in bedrooms; electric elevators; tecnu | courts, etc.; opens June 27. Wild wood s lsrgetl [ and finest hotel. Mrs. WM. B. LESTER, idgr ? PAY PROMPTLY OR PAY MORE Gas Coqipany Has Right to Exact Penalty, Com mission Says. The penalty imposed by the Wash ington Ou Light Company upon con sumers who faH to pay ga*\ bills promptly Is entirely to accord with existing law. the Public Utilities Cor poration yesterdsy Informed Repre sentative George A. Tinkham. in an swer to his Inquiry. The reply of the commission fol-, lows: ! "The right of the Washington Ga* Light Company to exact a penalty i for nonpayment of bills promptly wasj authorized by the act of Congress approved June G. 1916. and the au thority was repeated in section ?| SUMMER TRIPS Old Point Comfort Norfolk Virginia' Beach Ocean View Dally Smiff. Medera Steel Steamers. ?Equipped with every device for the safety and comfort of pas sengers. New York & Boston By Sea. City Ticket Offle*. 731 Iktb It IV. Woodward B? 1141ms. NORFOLK k WASHINGTON STEAMBOAT CO. the king OF ALL week-end TRIPS!1 BEAITIFIL DAYLIGHT A1.L-WATER TRIP* TO NORFOLK, VA. DO WW TO CHESAPEAKE BAY OW THE HISTORIC POTOH AC TO COLONIAL BEACH, VA., and PINEY POINT, MD. THE SI-KNOT SPEED TWIX VTEAJIER9 "Lord Baltimore" and "Penn" LMTf WaahlafrlaB A. M Arrive *arfalk PjOO P. M. Uavf Norfolk HulO A. M Arrive \%a?kla?^aa liM P. %|. Arrlvf < olaatal Brmrk 12:3* P. M Leave < ataalal Beaek r,*?? p. M. Arrive Pliey Petat 2 KM) P. M.. I<eave Plaey Paint P. M. ADULTS' FARES Norfolk, Vl, Ok Way, $3.00; Round Trip, $5.00 Colonial Beach. Va.. Omt Way. $150 Pinejr Point, Md., One Way, $1.75 ChiNrea Over 5 mm4 Fader 12 Tears af A*e. Half Pare. War Tax af S Per Ceat. ta Be A44e4 ?a All Farea. Washington-Southern Navigation Co., WHARF?FOOT # 7TH ST. ICslnlll Bnrt Wharf). M. M. Ull The Hub of New York HOTEL IMPERIAL Broadway and 32s2 St., New York City ISM. S.. 4 Writt for Booklet Rooms with use of Bath ? ? $230 up Rooms with Private Bath - ? $3.00 up J. O. STACK, Pres. v: . '