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1 odiy?Fair. Tomorrow?un?e tiled,
probably snow flurries. Detailed weather
report on editorial page.
"Sketches Fran Life" appear every
day in The Washington Herald; ?
of droD humor,
no. 4h49
washington. d. c.. saturday, february 7, 1920.
one ce^t
H4itchcock Hoping for Word
I Of Guidance in Today s
W Caucus.
Plan to Stand Firm But
Find Difficulty in Lodge's
t *
Thai President Wilsons views on
the question of reservations to the
Versailles treaty are the name as
tlios*- expressed by him in his let
ter read at the Jackson Day dln
r**r. was the exQression of Senator
Hitehcock. administration leader.
y?-"'#rday. Hitchcock stated thaj
tince returning from the West he
his not been able to communicate
directly with the President, but. he
said' T have been able to get
9t bis ideas. I do not think there
' h;is brtn much change in the Pres
ident's attitude.
K "I doubt If I will be able to tell
the conference anything new about
the attitude of the President, but
1 cannot say definitely. 1 have not
had any communication from him
a id have not sought one."
Minority leader Hitchcock s state
ment indicated that he is still hop
ing. in common with many other
Democratic Senators. that some
n??s!?itge will come from the White
House in order to guide them at
t??da>'? caucus in formulating a pol
icy to be followed when the treaty
comes up for debate in the Senate
next week.
t'onferenee lo Be Small.
Today's Democratic conference will
not be a very large one. according
to Senalor Hitchcock because only
those friendly to the treaty are ex
pected to attend and about fifteen
Senators are sick or absent. Invi
tations were sent by Senator Hitch
rock to ail the Senators on the
Democratic side. but those who are
inclined ioward compromise a la
1 a>dge arc expected to be among
t5't>se absent. Hitchcock stated that
i .t more than forty-three Demo
crats w.II be for ratification, pro
\ V.ed "there is a measurable modi
It itii n of the Lodge reservations."
Senator Hitchcock stated yester
^ day that if President Wilson does
I s-nt t?? acceptance of the
1 ->dge reservations. wUich is not
^xpeited. and if th* Republic***
l -fuse ?o make any changes ?n
ihem. tb?* situation wil) remain 'in
? hat?,*;ed.
V ilhout any message* from the
president k is doubtful whether
Mtor I;-Teh* o?-k will be able 1m
h??Jd : ?euioerats in line at to
?':.vs m-. us. There are six Demo
? rats wb'n voted for the lA?d^^
r. *.? rval ons. Senator Ashurst. of
Arizona, announced this week that
he would vote for them. Ashurst
1. s hitherto b? en one of the
st.iunchest administration support
r i <?. Senator Thomas, of Colorado,
i.. also pni? rstc??d !?? have declared
that he will so ov^r to the Lodge
forces when the treaty comes to a
While the Democrats are hold
ing their conferences this morning
In an effort to f-ian a definite pro
gram to be followed during the
course of the treaty fight which
t* scheduled t-? begin Monday. the
l-reconcitables will again meet and
lay their plans. Th*s group a i
n.ninces its determination to stend
together, and if dufing the early
pnrt of the dav ::orah-John
s??n group ar?' ablt to l^arn just
vV.t the 1 a di?-* r-? gram is to be
* no how ihe Democrats fared at
treir morning m ctin*. they will
hold ? lina* conference late th.?
Krt'orts to httpnJ the Senate
cloture rule were delayed on Thurs
The common, ordinary, garden va
riety of spud has at last come into
its own. Potatoes are being used to
ri a > as currency in certain rural dls
i ricts in Poland.
The potato, according to a dispatch
from Moscow to the American Red
Cross. made public here yesterday, is
the staple article of food in these re
gions and its value fluctuates far less
than any of the various types of paper
money which are in circulation. In
the district around (Jrodno the Red
rross reports that all the local help
. mployed in warehousing or In activi
ty tirs of the fl-ld units are given their
weekly rtage in potatoes.
About twenty pounds of potatoes Is
j warded as a fair weekly wage for
I lie ordinary workman. One of tns
large landowners in Grodno, whose
tM>me was wrecked during the war,
i? furnished the entire mansion with
;ii.?eles purchased with potato money.
A complete set of drawing room fur
niture took him down 12,000 potatoes.
i ?. .-till reckoned the richest man
in ihe town, however, as his barns
hold about three carloads of currency
- or, in other words. Just spuds.
Driver Fined on Failure
To Tell of Lost Coat Belt
Public hackers are required by po
lice regulations to turn over to the
hark inspector's office any artkle
which may be left by passenger*. It
whs charged in Police Court yester
? day that Joseph Hayes, colored chauf
fer of a taxicab. failed to notify
Hack Inspector Morris Collins that a
woman he had taken to Union Station
left the belt of her fur coat in his car.
He was fined S3. Hayes said he In
tended to return the articles, but de
lays*. - - ,
To Democratic
Party Conclave
OF $400
Witness Says He "Found"
Amount in Envelop on
(jrantt Rapid?. Mtch.. Feb. 6 ?John
Ijwern. of Midland. iCTch.. found $400
rln ?r envelope given him by Paul
, If. Kins, manager of the campaign
I to elect Truman H. New berry to
jlh?- United States Senate in 1918. he
?testified today at the Michigan elec
tion fraud trial. ?
Kern said he went to Detroit and
talked with King regarding doing
.some work in the , nterest of New
l lx?rry. Following the conversation.
|h esaid. he found an envelope for
thim on the table.
-What was in the envelope?**
j queried Frank <\ Dai ley, govern
intent attorney.
I "Four hundred dollars." Kern said.
I "What did you do with it?" Dailey
I l*The town shrdluetaoixzsh ror ot
j "1 used $1*6 for expenses and sent
!the rest back." the witness replied.
I Mips Pearl Gilbert, secretary to
| Representative Gilbert O. Currie,
I testified that King sent the follow
ing message to Newberry the day
{before the primary elections: "Don't
! worry, everything is all right."
fircalated Petition*.
Thomas A. Whitney testified he
was employed by George Welsh.
Newberry worker, to circulate the
petitions of James W. Helme. Dem
ocratic candidate for the Senate in
1518. He said he received $5 a day
and expenses.
Testimony given before the grand
jury which was responsible for the
indictment of 133 Michigan politi
cians. including United States Sen
ator Truman H. Newberry, were
J given vicarious presentation before
| the jury.
Since al who w#?re called before the
i^rand jury several months age ex
I pressly waived immunity, their admis
sions. as grand jurors n member them,
can be Repeated now; and these state
' merits may be received by the present
! jury as testimony against the men
! who orignally made them, it was said
by attorneys for the prosecution.
Judge John M. Karris, of Boyne
City, one of those who went before the
grand jury and was Indicted. Two
members of the grand jury took the
? stand this afternoon and repeated tn
substantial detail the testimony of*
; fered by the judge. Those witnesses
I were C. R. Higbv. clerk of the grants
! Jury. ?nd Charles otts.
? "Judge Harris told us on the gran*
I jury." said Mr. Hi*y. "that Paul King
I had sent for him at the beginning of
I the Newberry campaign and that iie
j had met him In Detroit. He promised
to organize town committees In the
neighborhood of his home city."
According to tne witness. Judge
Harris In effect said: "Mr. King of
fered me $200 a month and expenses.
I agreed. I recived in all $*M) in salary
and In expense money. Th$ men
that I persuaded to work for New
berry I did not myself pay. 1 sug
jgestcd they go directly to Paul King
? to make compensation arrangements."
Paul King years ago pushed through
the Senatorial election of t'haries
Townsend with the expenditures of
pacttically nothing. The government
authorities, therefore, regarded as sig
nificant Judge Harris' quoted state
"Mr. King told me the financial sit
uation in In this campaign was con
rlderabiy different from that in the
Townsend campaign. King said:
'Now "wo have plenty- of money.' m
MR*. A. B. PIKE.
Mrs. PyJce. first woman delegate to
I a Democratic national convention, who
! hails from l^akewood. Ohio, was one
of the most efficient organizers in
the food conservation campaign dur
ing the war. It was largely because
of the ability she showed during the
campaign that her selection as a dele
| ftate to the political convention wa:
i made.
State Department Refuses
To* Take House Into
Its Confidence.
Says Explanation of Change
? Of Policy Is Up to
That the administration is not dis
posed to take Congress Into its con
fidence on Its Siberian policy was in
dicated at a hearing before the House
Foreign Affairs Committee yesterday.
The committee had under con
sideration the resolution by Repre
sentative Meson. Republican, of Illi
nois. editing on the State Department
for Retailed information on the coulse
pursued by this government In North
ern Russia and Siberia.
Third Assistant Secretary of State
Ix>ng told the committee he did not
know Just what would be proper for
him to communicate to Congress, but
promised, when offered additional
time, to ascertain what Information
| he could properly supply.
j For a long time. Mr. Long stated.
I President Wilson declined to send
[American troops Into Siberia, but af
terwards entered into an agreement
with the allied and associated pow
ers. This agreement, which fully sta
ted the American plan, was reduced
to writing, he said, and was accepted
by Japan in an official statement, a
j copy of which was furnished to the
J United States.
I Secretary of War Baker testiiied
that all drafted men had been with
drawn from Northern Russia and Si
beria and that only about 5.0W volun
teers still are in Siberia. They will
be on their way home next month,
the Secretary added.
American* In Danger.
| A dispatch from <??n. Graves, in
I command of the American expedition
j in Slbetia. said Mr. Baker, conlirmed
reports that revolutionists have
I charge of the town of Vladivostok,
I but that there was no danger to the
' American forces, who were being per
jmitted to leave.
| -Is not the withdrawal of our
troops a complete change of policy en
Ithe part of The I niied Stales finer
von were last before the coiwwiltie*.
: i-tepresentative Mann asked
1 The Secretary replied that it whs.
but when pressed for the reason
?for this change of policy, or what
iconsiderat ion moved the President
(and Great Britain to withdraw their
! troops, he said he could not an
Iswer That is a matter for the
I Secretary of State, he explained
I Secretary Baker reiterated his
previous statement to the commit
tee that his furnishing arms and
munitions to Admiral Kolrhak was
a personal a? t and not official.
Following is the information As
sistant Secretary I*ong promised to
'find out whether or not he could
! supply: .
' -1 A copy of the agreement by
which the United s;ates entered Into
an agreement to send American
troops to Northern Russia and Si
beria. if it be in writing. If not
'in writing, then to furnish to Con
gress the verbal agreement made
i between the President of the United
States and the kings, and the rea
son for entering into the Russian
i civil war. and the reason for con
Itinuing in Northern Russia and Si
beria after the armistice was signed.
I '"i. All communications had be
lt ween the President and all of the
so-called governments of Russia:
! also, if compatible w ith public
! safety, all agreements made by the
peaee commission with the approval
iof the President with regard to the
'affairs of Russia.
i "Z The agreement, verbal or in
i writing, between the President and
i the Mikado of Japan In regard to
the different zones or territories to
be occupied by Japan, the United
Slates and the allies.
"4. The agreement between the i res
Mount Vernon, 111., Feb. 6.?W. N.
Smith sang at his own funeral here
Six years ago Smith and his first
wife sang "Rock of Ages." Their
voices were reproduced on a phono
graph record. The record was sug
gested as a part of the services by
Smith's second wife. $
Red Cross Workers Leave
East as Rebels Estab
lish Order.
Order reigns in Vladivostok which
, j is now in control of tlx* social rev
olutionists. according to a cable' dis
, I patch to thf War Department yes
iterday from Maj. Oen. Graves. com
, j mander-in-chief of the American ex
1' peditionarv forces in Siberia. He
said the city was <iuiet. and that
good feeling reigned among all
| groups of the people.
, I This information was taken here
,hs practical substantiation of the
,' belief that no attempt would be
J made td put down the uprising. The
I | social revolutionists are believed bv
War Department officials to have no
| connection with the Holsheviki.
i Their platform, however, is the res
toration of order and the prevention
, .of interference in the internal af
; I fairs of Kussia by foreigners.
. j The army transport. Great North
,'crn. left Vladivostok last night
I j with a part of the American forces
ijand nearly all the women workers
{attached to the American Red Cross
Commission to Siberia, it was an
nounced at the headquarters of the
Red Cross. The message?a cable
gram from Vladivostok?said that
114 women and twenty men of the
'! commission sailed on the Great
j Northern, direct for San Francisco,
i With the exception of a few Vlad
ivostok workers and a group now
Jen route from Harbin with Consul
{General Harris, all women person
nel are leaving Siberia.
ij The message added that no fear
( ; is entertained for the four Ameri
can Red Cross men held captive by
''the Holsheviki near Krasnoyarsk.
A series of landslides, washouts and
ticups. couplgd with an outbreak -of
(Tnfluenza amoitt; its employes,'is caus
{ing the Railroad Administration large
financial losses, according to a state
ment issued last night d -aline with
the effect of the successive blizzards
which have swept the Bast during the
past forty-eight hours.
Reports from regional directors of
J 1-^astern railways indicate serious in
i tcrference with railroad operations.
High winds, drifting snow, flooded
bridges and frozen switches have
checked passenger and freight service
to a considerable extent, it is statea.
The situation is further complicated
by outbreaks of influenza. On the
t New York Central lines more than
I 2.0MO employes are ill with the dls
J ease, according to reports.
i Director General Hines ssaid today
j that railroad earnings would show a
jdtop because of the adverse condi
f tions. although both officers and em
J ployes are doing their utmost to keep
tiufllc moving and overcome the ex
treme difflc ilties.
The reports indicate particularly
heavy damage to railroad properties
alcng the Jersey Coast due to high
j water. In the Pocahontas coal region
| of West Virginia, a number of land
; slides have ben csused by continued
| heavy rains, holding up the transpor
t tation of coal to Norfolk, for ship
j ment to New York and New Kngland.
Billy Sunday Boosts Wood.
By Herald Lenmed Wire.
j Noifolk. Va.. Feb. 6.?Billy Sunday.
. the evangelist, came out strongly to
day in advocacy of Maj. (Sen. Deonard
Wood's candidacy for the Republican
Presidential iom?nation.
Wireless Talfy Over World
Will Bring Universal Peace,
Telephone Expert Predicts
That a world system of wireless
telephony, wherhy ,subscriber* In dif
i ferent continents w ill communicate
a* easily as telephone users In the
; same town do now, will be. establit;#
! od in "a comparatively few years"
' was the prediction made last night
?by Col. J. J. Carty. of the American
Telephone and Telegraph Company,
in an address before the National
Research Council at the National Mu
"Recent progress in wireless tele
phony makes such a world telephone
system inevitable." Col. Carty as
serted, and predicted that its estab
lishment will put an end to war.
"Easy, world-wide telephone torn
i munication will break down once and
for all national barrievs of suspicion
arid misunderstanding." he prophe
sied. "It will lead to the adoption of
a common tongue or common under
standing of languages^. It tvill lead
to the establishment of Christ's king
dom of peace and good-will on earth " .
A warning that commercial su- !
premacy will pass from America to
Europe, if science professors do not
receive better pay and college science
departments more financial support,
was voiced by Col. Carty.
"Achievements in practical indus
trial science and inventions cannot
arise without the fundnmsatal dis
coveries made pt the universities and
.L i ? ? vj '
| scientific institutions." he stated. !
The Smithsonian Institute wasi
I mentioned as one among the Amer- j
I lean institutions where scientific!
experiment was being halted for!
lack of funds. "I have information
| of several experiments there which
(are absolutely stopped although)
their accomplishment would bo of1
great future value to this country." j
I Cot. Carty declared. "Scores of
science professors are deserving the j
j schools for commercial positions on,
| account of insufficient pay."
i Kuropean nations are awake to <
the industrial advantages pf scien-1
tJific research, and many are plati
ning large programs of support to
[science. Col- Carty stated. Amer
ican industries should have each a!
department of industrial scientific |
I research, he said. Smaller con-1
cerns should cooperate toward such |
laboratories. He called attention'
to the research department of the
American Telephone and Telegraoii
Company, employing over ? 1,300
scientists and engineers.
A feature of the evening was the
working of the experiment where
by the American. Joseph Henry,
discovered the principle of the dy
namo. The original apparatus of
Henry was used, having been lent)
for the purpose by Princeton Uni
versity. where the discovery was
A "talking movie," in which
Thomas Watson, co-worker with
Alexander Graham Bell in the in
vention of the telephone, narrated
the events of the discovery, closed
th? program. * ' *
Ally Crime Court List, Re
leased, Threatens Na
tion's Safety.
. '
Minister of Justice Declares
Germany Will Not De
liver Accused.
Berlin. K?b. 6.?The spectre of re
volt tonight can again be sensed in
the tense atmosphere. Wilhemstrasse
is known to have visions of disorder
and even chaos, which may or may
not come true.
80 great is the government's tnxiety
that the list was withheld from pub
lication for more than forty-eight
hours. Foreign correspondents and
others who Wednesday night had
gleaned glimpses of the liat were
i pledged not to inform the German
newspapers or to speak of the list
to anyone here.
< rn?orMhip Fails.
The knowledge of the leading namea
011 the list, however, made its wa>
ion invisible wings through the gov
ernment offices and parliamentary
circles This was followed by a rum
ble of threatened mutiny should the
government endeavor to carry out the
J allied demand.
Alphabetically, the list is headed
by Duke Albrecht of Wuerttemberg.
?who foi many months commanded
| the German front In Flanders. In
j poini of importance, however, the list
I is headed by Hlndenburg who even
, today is ll:e nitwn's idol, and second
I in Importance, by LudendorfT. who,
; though far less beloved, still com
J mauds a strong following in the old
;army circles.
j These two names proved both the
I greatest surprise and the severest
,shock to the government. At the
Isame tim?\ the national feeling to
Jward th?- two principal former war
chiefs furnishes the gov-rnment
th? strongest element ot strength
if it stands pat on its refusal.
Ilelleve llrror W on Made.
Opinion is almost universal here
that Marshal Koch and Field Mar
shal Haig. had they anything to
say about it. would vigorously op
pose placing the ag?d German fleld
(marshal, who fought his country'a
battles against them, on the n*t of
jalb'ged war criminals.
KricK l.*adrnd<?rfr. up 7m be
-informed that his nam** was on
the ||*t of alleged war criminals
demanded by the allies for trial
madr this statement:
"It is judicially impossible. f
shall refuse to surrender volun
One member of the government.
Minister of Justice SchifTVr. flatly
declared late today:
Sees Allied MHeTenge.**
"There is no room for compro
mise. Not a single German will
be delivered to th?- allies."
He add?-d the allied demand was
based "not on justice, but on re
venge." and continued: "We shall
demand that the allies furnish us
the indictments and complete tes
timony. Then we shall try ev**ry
lon?* against whom charges have
j been preferred, but sending the ac
idised out of Germany for trial by
our former enemies is out of the
question. So far. we have not yet
received a single full complaint."
? "The Cabinet is absolutely united
[011 this issue. It has no intention
of resigning, but will fight this
j thing through to the end."
I The government's plan of proce
jdure will be decided upon tomor
? row when Chancellor Bauer Is to
have a conference with the party
leaders. It will then be decided
whether the issue is to be put to
a vote in the national asembly.
Seeks Revision.
The attitude of the Independent
Socialists was expressed in the Prus
sian Assembly today by one of its
leaders. Adolph Hoffmann, who said:
| "The extradition demand is con
trary to justice. The treaty was
j signed by us. however, and the gov
jernment must carry out its terms.
But I expect it to strive to the *jt
I ;
Tombstone. Aris.. Feb. 6. ? Cochise
County realized today that It probably
| never will be able to try Individually
1 the great majority of defendents in
ilie Risber deportation cases.
I The shortage of manpower for jury
| service Is so apparent that attorneys
j believed not more than eight or ten
I defendants can be brought to trial.
| Even now deputy sheriffs are going
into forgotten nooks of the country
i and bringing in men who have not
associated with their fellows for
J years.
I A stir of interest was created when
jJitp Wolf. th? famous "Jim Wolf, of
| Wolfville." in Alfred Henry Lewis'
i "Wolfville" stories, answered the Jury
I roll. He lives at Lewis Springs and
1 is a cattleman. He was excuscd. how
j ever, because he is over GO.
Frail Boat Braves Gale
To Give Sick Woman Aid
1 New London. Conn.. Feb. 6.?
! When no other vessel) dared to ven
ture out Into the storm. Captain
l?unn today braved a fifty-mile gale
and carried a coast guard's sick
wife in his little sloop from Block
| Island, 34 miles distant.
The woman is in a hospital here
awaiting an operation.
George Marshall 111.
Supt. George R. Marshall, of the Po
lice Court BulldlnT. haa been confined
to hl? home aaveral da** by. Ulaau. ,
(Former Prime Minister of Prance.)
Paris, Feb. 6.?Germany will never deliver the war crim
inals wanted by the allies for trial.
She will persist in her refusal because she knows that
America's failure to ratify the Versailles treaty and England's
troubles in Ireland and Egypt prevent military pressure by the
allied powers.
I suggest, therefore, a substitute demand for further sup
plies of coal as reparation for Germany's noncompliance with
the treaty paragraph stipulating the surrender of the criminals.
London, Feb. 6.? In all fairness we must admit that we
Britons would be deeply resentful if Germany, had she won
the war, demanded Haig, Beatty and Jcllicoe for trial before a
German court.
I suggest, as a means of alleviating the situation, that
Germany be asked to provide one or two judges to be mem
bers of the international tribunal that is to try the alleged
Years as Era
For Buildings
George Bernard Shaw
I Would Destroy Old
World Structures.
\ l^ondon. Feb. ?.-Now that the world
I in ,uff?rtnc from a housing shorta.
II hope we shall oegin t? make our
own architectural efforts and avoid
The building error.-* of the paat.
I am not at aJI sure that much
mischief has not been done during my
! lifetime by the creation of a great
'deal of "literary" or "artistic" build
! ing. To live in a house made as dark
j as possible and with the few win
'dowH stopped up with as m"ch lead
1 possible is like living In an archi
iu-ctural hell.
1 I am so far modern as to believe
| that every building should be knocked
down at the end of twenty years, for
we have an Incorrigible habit of
sponging on the past.
Ix>ok at the fuss we made during
the war over the Rheima Cathedral.
Any reasonable slate of society would
have said nothing, but would have
got hold of more bricks and stained
Klaus' and "!-ullt It *,rai"
All my life I have had the feeling
that each generation should possess
its own art. The worship of the past
can only be cured by the wholesale
destruction of the monuments of the
past?to drive us. by a kind of starva
jtion. to produce our own buildings.
At present, after toTerating bad
architecture all the year round, peo
ple go for a holiday "in some old Eng
lish village to see nice buildings at
i which there should be no need to
'look twice.
J If we could avoid the loss of hu
! man life involved b> war. t should he
,-lad to have half .i down more great
1 wars, so iU*t all the cottages and vit
' lages in Sirope mighr be knocked
?down in order to force us to replace
| them.
Lawrence. Mass.. Feb. 6. ? A uni
versal textile strike to start in I?*
rence and gradually spread to every
; manufacturing center of the country
for a forty-four-hour week and a 35
per cent increase in wages will be
called by the l*wrence Amalgamated
Textile Workers' I'nion on or about
February 1?. it was announced today
in a statement is.-ued at the Textile
Workers' Union headquarters.
j Plans for this demonstration were
1 made by representatives of the Amal
gamated Textile Workers'. Amalga
mated Clothing Workers' and ladies'
Garment Workers' unions at a joint
conference held In Boston recently.
The Amalgamated Clothing Workers
and Ladies' Garment Workers' unions
promised to support the textile work
era by refusing to work on products
from Ijawrence textile plants, it was
Speedy Jailing of Berger
1 Asked in Chicago Court
Chicago. Feb. ^.-District Attorney C.
F. Clyne today died with the Appel
late Court here a brief asking that
Victor Xj. Berger be sent to Federal
prison immediately to serve the ten
year sentence Imposed on conviction
of violating the espionage act.
The brief, consisting of pages,
claimed Berger had violated his
pledge to the ecurt to refrain from
acts on which his conviction was
(based. _
Dublin Raids on Homes
Of Sinn Feiners Continue
' Dublin. Feb. 6.-The police and mili
tary continue rounding up Sinn rein
suspects. Several raids were made
this morning on homes of well-known
Sinn iletners in the south of Ireland
As a result of countrywide pressure,
l^ord Chancellor Campbell has an
! nounced no prisoners will hereafter be
deported without trial.
Speeding Costs IS Fint.
Charged with automobile speeding
on Connecticut avenue. James boch
i eory wa? arrested by Policeman Tom
ardy. He wa. fined K in the Police
| Court zertocdafe
Salary Commission Con
j siders System for U. S.
Recommendation of a bonus for
civil employes varying: in amount
according to fluctuations in the
cost of living is being very serious
ly considered by the joint Congres
sional commission on reclassifica
tion of salaries in the District.
Under the proposed system, a
basic salary of $1,200 would carry a
bonus of about $300. which mould
be subject to increase or decrease,
.according to the annual variations
; in the price of ccrtain staples, such
| as rent and standard articles of
| food and clothing. A commission
| would be appointed to check up an
nually on these living cost fluctua
tions and report its finding* to Con
| gress prior to the passage of the
i appropriation bills providing for
! the salaries of District workers.
The flexibility of this scheme rec
ommends it strongly to a nutn'ber of
the committee members, who' be
-*?*ve it to mere nearly combine
practically with approximate jus
tice than any other plan yet consid
ered A certain limitation would be
placed on the bonus amount, which
would probably not be permitted to
exceed $*?0. on a basic salary of
tdjwst Lamp Smm Qaestloa.
Comprise of the long disagree
which has existed between Congress
and department heads m ith refer
ence to statutory and lump sura
appropriations is also contemplated.
Congress dislikes to make lump
sum appropriations because it fears
resultant extravagance on the part
of bureau chiefs, some of whom
show a tendency to boost their pay
rolls recklessly if given a certain
carte blanche. On the other hand,
department heads claim that appro
priations for statutory position tie
their hands so far as securing ex
ceptional employes is concerned.
To remedy this situation it is
proposed to make him ? mjiii appro
priations to be expended subject to
the supervision of a central organi
zation. Under this arrangement, if
a bureau chief wants to pay a
stenographer 91.*00 he will have to
convince the supervising bureau
that she is a senior stenographer
whose output justifies her salary.
The committee is now hard at
j work on salary schedules and just
i beginning to "get downMo cases'*
tentative agreements having been
reached in a number of instances.
However, all compnsation scales
| made thus far are subject to review
? and reconsideration.
Meaaa Many Ckanjre*.
No radical increases or decreases
| will be made, it is said, although
, the committee expects its work to
I be the foundation for sweeping re
J organization in many offices. For
j instance, in the War Department.
there are a number of messengers
1 drawing 9900 salaries whose duties
could be performed by small boys,
i The committee expects to define the
; duties of various classes of work
| ers of this type, setting suitable
. corresponding rates of pay. Such
action is expected to result in the
elimination of four-fifths of the
Discrimination against women work
ers will not obtain under the rulings
of the reclassification committee. All
workers arc being rated strictly ac
cording to the work they perform,
without regard to sex. Girl stenogra
phers and typewriters need not. how
ever. expect much of an advance over
the 91.440 they now usually receive,
j since reports from the commercial
i houses of the Kast show that if a vera
j ment stenographers^ re a/eady being
j p*id at a considerably higher rate
than similar workers in private con
cerns Six or eipht classes of stenog
raphers will probably be provided for
in the reclassification.
Find Strnngf I >i?erepa tides.
A great many very glaring dis
crepancies have been discovered
i which will have to be righted. For
, instance, a case w*?- discovered yes
terday where one man was receiv
ing 9">00 and another 93.500 annually
'for the samr 'duties as custodian.
jThe former salary was a case of
a bureau chief receiving an .extr^
j *5?? for taking over the cust<?fian's
J duties, while the 93.5??o man would
; appear to be overpaid. Clerks do
i in* Important work in the Patent
I Office arer eceiving a basic salary
of 9720. while for duties of the same
type Trivsury workers sre receiv
ing 91.400. A number of elderly
men acting a?< watchmen and guards
, are alsA receiving *720. a alary man
j ifestlv insufficient for the maintain
j ance of their families. Most of these
J workers. It is expected, will be in
creased to 91.20u or 91.400
The drafting bureau of the Sen
ate is assisting the committee in
drawing up the bill wl.ich it t?
purposed to lay before Congress m.%
the result of the reclassification
Dominion Line Steamer
Princess Anne Ashore
Off Rockaway Beach.
New York Mayor Confis
cates Trucks to Aid in
Street Cleaning.
with Washington s strews trana
formed into a sea of slueh of we and
water by the chaotic wintry storm*
of the liaet several dayv. tcr^rr^,
?111 bring further unsettled weather
U> make maucra wow. it waa pre
dieted at th. Wether ureau |.?
some aolaca I, found In the weather
maJls Prognostication that naaty
Northwest winds which have made
conditions particularly disagreeable,
will subside.
j lwigrineer -Commissioner Charles w
K?t? ?td MMv the rl,em?
| within a few days may be seen in the
role of snow-aweeprs with all avail
able hoses at work uahing down
town streets. Snow plows, he said,
accomplish little.
! Two hundred street cleaner." were
?t work all day cleaning gutters and
cross walks, but the Job la too big Lo
P?in appreciable results.
Stret car companies reported condi
tions Practically unimproved. Em
Ployea were kept busy at track croar
lugs brushing away the slush which
constantly accumulated. With the ex
ception of those downtown, the street
car station* were covered with watery
mow a foot deep.
A score of trolley passenger* nar
rowly escaped Injury at 5:15 p. m
when a car of the Capital Traction
Company and an automobile drives
by Harvey T. Brooks 444 Clarke ,tree<
southeast, collided on Fourteenth
stret northwest. A number of cat
windows were broken but the auU
w&s undamaged
( WM Annie A. Mason BIT Sheppar*
1 street northwest, sprained her ankk
J when she slipped and fell at Four.
I teenth and I* street* northwest.
: An anwninc in front of the estab
[ lishment of John F. Jarvia. IX Penn*
j sylvaala avenue northwest, was Mowi
I While Washington is struggling
{to free herself from the asow whicfc
1 fell here during one of the woral
(storms which ever swept the Atlan
tic seaeoaat. New Vork and New
Kngland towns are still In the rrip
Of the gale, which is blowing north,
doing millions of dollars- worth ol
I Battered b>- the hurn.ane the Old
j Dominion line steamer Pnnccm
I Anne, went ashore yesterday oil
Long Island and was late last ntghi
j reported high on a sand bar Just ofl
Kockaway Beach, N. T., and ft i.
feared that ft will be Imposaibla M
float the ship again. She carried a
passenger Hat of thirty-two person,
and seventy-two in her crew.
laable <? lae Wireless.
j Wireless messages from the shi|
I urged immediate remoitl of th?
? passengers, as she was slowly ?||.
,ing with water. The wireleas latei
failed, as did every attempt t?
launch a lifeboat. Before the fa|l<
ure of the wirelesa it was mad.
(known that Capt Seay was confine*
?to his cabin with a fractured kne.
.cap and many of the passcngwrt
were suffering from the evpoaur.
I they were forced to undergo, bui
J late last night It a as reported that
.the ship was in no immediate dangei
jOf breaking up. Help will he
to her as soon as a power boat
I can be launched IO reach the shir
I It waa announced last night thai
jthe seas were moderating and i><
.attempt would be made to take ofl
t Passengers before morning r.eacu.
(ships are standing by.
s,*"l?? In Kew * ark.
^rhlle the snow ceased earlt yes.
terday morning in New York' ?t
w,"r,nn,">,"!C<"1 ,h"' 11 h,d starte.
1?/*" *?atn during the aftcrnooi
iSlLL conditions sere If snythtn.
worse than yesterday. Tra< tint
companies, ferryboat lines and th<
elevated were all running on do
layed schedules last niglit
In upper New York thousands o
persons were marooned in the*
homes by floods caused by th.
melting Ice and snow during th.
early p.r, of -a}. Aulo;
trucks are stalled in all p.r,, ?
still * traftic is at a Man*
Telephone and telegraph wlrw
? re down in lany place* and then
Is no means of aacertaining thi
extent of damage by the atom
Suburban residents in New Tori
are confined to their homes bv lard
Train service from New York ti
New Jersey was demoralised an
commuters were unable to gw
through until early noon veatar
' day.
Six stem veaaela and two flahlni
boat * were Ice bound veaterdav It
I Island harbor between Nei
j London. Conn., and New Rachel 1?
< oaBsesies Tracks
To relieve the ?*ongestiott In th
streets. Mayor llylan Issi night la
sued an order atatlng that all Ne.
Yurk owners of trucks, except thon
delivering milk. foodstuffs an.
new spatters. ahould ceaae work an
aid the city uatil next Tuesda
mornitii: in freeing the streets n
the blanket of snow drifts. ||
alsa aaka tliaui to lead their lih?
ta* foroea to tha.clty.

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