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MEASURE IN INTBBEST OF B.&W. TRANSIT COMPANY. i Prightwood Park Citizens Take Action?Oppose Change in School Honrs?Other Business. At a meeting of the Brlghtwood Park Citizens' Association held last night in the Brightwood Park post, office building resolutions were adopted urging the passage of the bill authorizing the Baltimore and Washington Transit Company to enter the District: opposing the changing the name of Bright wood avenue to Georgia avenue; requesting an Improvement in the postal seivlce and condemning changes in the hours In tie public schools of the District. A large number of communications from the various official heads of the District government were read, among them being one from Major Sylvester promising soon to add to the force of patrolmen in the county, ar-.d to station an officer at the loop; a letter from the Commissioners promising the improvement of Madison street in the spring and the laying of addi IHJMtfl AT' UII vmiwin aiHTio. A letter was read from Fro*. W. W. Black, supervising principal of county schools, seventh division, statins that he would addiess the association March IN. l>r. William Hart De-xter of the United States Department of Agriculture accepted an invitation of the association to deliver in Brightwood Park Hall a lecture on the sources of the milk supply of the national capital, date to be announced later. A committee was appointed, consisting of Messrs. Miller. Ayers and Walsniitli, to m ikp it rr in?f>mpnt?i for ihf lpcturc. Oppose New School Hours. A resolution was introduced by William McK. t'lay ton and parsed unanimously relative to tiie changing of the hours in the public sol.ooi?. The resolution provided: "That we condemn any attempt to change the present hours of school attendance in tiie District; that the most cursory examination of the conditions that exist in tiie District will show the foily of the proposed change: that we deplore the practice now so prevalent in Congress of tacking on matters relating to the District of Columbia as riders on bills not relating to or germane in ?nv st'n**' In th?? Duti ict of Columbia: that In our opinion to insure some degree of proper legislation all matters relating to the District should first receive the sanction of both the Senate and the House district committees before being put upon their passage." Mr. William Thomas brought up the matter of lire protection, and while it was the unanimous opinion of all the members that Brightwood had the bravest and b?stdlsclpllned Ore company in the Districi. yet it was thought that there should be furnished an up-to-date steam tire engine fully equipped for the work of this section. Accordingly the request of the association mailt last year along these lines was renewed. ? A discussion arose when the condition of postal affairs came up for discussion. The association has worked so far unavaiiingly for a betterment of the very unsatisfactory t?iot rvrftva i 1 Cvorv momVuii* harl a story of delayed mail and one or two of "the letter that never came." It was voted to seek an early interview with Postmaster Barnes and see why Bright wood Park cannot have a carriers' station. Object to Change in Name. Tiie following resolution was introduced by Mr. Clayton and pass'-d, deploring the proposed change in the name of Bright wood avenue to Georgia avenue: "This road received Its beautiful name i when the site of the city or Washington was a collection of nameless plantations and has borne it proudly to the present time. The name is interwoven with the history of 'old' Washington. Out Brightwood avenue in the July days of "Kt the boys in blue marching to the defense of the national capital met the men in gray ad -4 >>iui >! *, nun it iiic aauic 1 ?>au n uiii iiic north. To Mot the name 'Brightwood avenue' from the history of our city would be unjust and ungenerous to the sentiments and wishes of all Washingtonians." I'opies of the resolution will be forwarded to the members of the House District committee and to the District Commissioners. Reports were made by the committees on schools and streets. Several communications were ^ordered forwarded, and some unfinished business over from the January meeting transacted. Railway Legislation. The bill passed by the Senate authorizing the Washington and Baltimore Transit Company to enter the District of Columbia ami connect with the CaDital Traction Com pany. with free transfer privileges over its lines. was read by Secretary Condra, and after a lengthy discussion resolutions were Introduced and passed by the association providing: "That wo most heartily indorse the bill pa-ss>'d by the Senate authorizing the Baltimore and Washington Transit Company to enter the District of Columbia; "Thai the bill fully safeguards the inter#*sth of thf? lwnnlp And is thnrnuehlv nn to date tn its provisions, reserving to the people, through the District Commissioners, the right to regulate Bchedules, types of cars, time tables. &c., with severe penalties for non-compliance." The resolution provides further that the route selected, down 3d street northwest to Madison street, thence west to Colorado avenue, to connect with the lines of the Capital Traction Company at its terminus on 14th street extended, will open up to j settlement a territory rich In natural beauty and susceptible of immediate development, besides affording relief to the burdensome and congested traffic which the Brightw*(m?| railroad Is now and has been for years unable to provide for. Continuing, the resolution states that "we commend section 5 of the act as a most liberal provision for the traveling public, giving the longest ride with full transfer privileges for five tents within the District of Columbia. Especially Commended. "We are especially pleased by the acceptance of the Baltimore and Washington Transit Company of section 7 of said act. providing 'that tars shall be run under aueii rules as may irom time to time be made by the District Commissioners, and any violation of which ?hail be a misdemeanor, and for any such violation said corporation shall be liable to a fine of not less than V"io and not to exceed $200." as a step far in advance of any existing railroad franchise now operated under in the District, and we trust that all public service corporations may soon be brought under similar regulations." The resolution concludes: "That we most earnestly urge the passage of this bill at the hands of the House of Representatives during the oresenf session hf rnnfr^vs " Copies of the resolutions will be forward ed t<? the Speaker of the (louse and to the member* of the Housi' District committee and to the District Commissioners. MARINES ON TRIAL. Accused of Unbecoming Conduct While on Becruiting Duty. The trial of Corporal Charles EL Cooper and Private Harvey Ashworth. United States Marine Corps, is being held at the navy yard before a general tourt-martial. There was a session of the court today and another will be held tomorrow. It is alleged that these men conducted them rues > au luipiutici iiituiuer in me ieueral building at Dayton. Ohio. December 26. while they were on recruiting duty there. The following officers compose the court: f'apt. Charles E. Fox, U. S. N., president; Paymaster Gunnel), U. 8. N.. Judge advocate; Col. B. R. Russell. U. 8. M. C. retired; Lieut. Thomas A. Kearney, U. S. N.; Commander Augustus F. Fechteler. U. 8. N.. and Ensign Francis J. Cleary, U. 8. N., members. The court convened Monday and will ue In sesalun at the navy yard until the trial is over. Ueut. Joseph A. Russell, U. 8. M. C.. Is counsel for the accused. With her headgear. Jibboom and bowsprit missing and her bow shattered, the threemasted schooner Bessie Whiting, Capt. Rnumn Ha at Kaon -peake bay by the Norwegian steamship Ptr Taurus, with which ahe was In collision off Cap* Charles. ASSESSMENT POLICIES BILL PASSED FOB BETTER PKOTECTION OF POLICYHOLDERS. The Parker Insurance bill, to correct the Ihws of the District of Columbia with relation to assessment insurance, was passed by the House yesterday afternoon by a vote of 11(5 to 50. Chairman Babcock of me House uistrtct comraiuw. wno iniro- j duced the original bill of which the Parker measure was substituted, urged its enactment. Mr. BiLcock said the existing law made it possible to swindle poor people who invested in assessment insurance: and so much complaint lias been made to the President that he felt it to be his duly to call ihe attention of Congress distinctly to the evil and a.'< for prompt legislation. Some of the assessment companies now doing business In the District, he said, were payinK .V> per cent of piemiums to stockholders through lorfeiturcs of policies. Xr. Ames Opposed. Mr. Ames of Massachusetts opposed the bill and asked Mr. Babcock if it was true that in response to the (president's wishes a very different hill had been framed, which had received the approval of the District Commissioners. This Mr. Babcock. in part, admitted was the fact, hut lie claimed that the periling bill has been passed on by the judiciary committee and was a thoroughly wise and beneticcnt measure. The changes In the 1'it^ ii ii uiu iitiu urrii indue uj iiic juun .m j committee anil were regarded as giving strength to the measure. * Provisions of Bill. The bill provides that assessment life companies must have $5(>,000 assets to issue policies up to 51,000. and 5100,000 invested assets it they issue larger policies, and that these assets shall always be at least 3 per cent of the total risks of the company. In case of District companies the securities will be deposcited with the register of the Supreme Court. In the case of foreign companies the superintendent of insurance must be satisfied that the securities are properly maintained. The small sick-benefit companies are required to have a guaranty fund of at least $10,000, and that it be at least 3 per cent of their outstanding life risks. The expenses of such companies, including dividends, are not to exceed 50 per cent of the premiums received in any year, so that at least the balance of premiums and all forfeitures shall be paid in losses or dividends or placed in reserve for the benefit of the policy holders. When risks on lives over forty-five years of age exceed in number those on lives [ unrier that ape the ptcpsv In the nlHficr lii-ee must bp secured by a full legal life insurance reserve equal to a single premium for life insurance of such excess of risks. The act does not affect fraternal beneficial associations, nor associations of o cers and enlisted men. civil service employes, or the employes of a single Hrm. FILING OF TARIFFS. Continuation of Interstate Commerce Commission Hearing. The interstate commerce commission today continued the hearing of the railroad officials on the preparation and tiling of tariffs. There was a larcrp att^nrinnpf* Th<* rules Issued by the commission under the new rate law were taken up paragraph by paragraph, and were discussed, and the changes that the officials desired were noted for future consideration. One of the chief complaints was that compliance with the rules would involve the roads in great expense in printing changes in the tariffs, ia some cases amounting to as much as 130.000 per year. In other cases the expense of changing the printing of a single commodity rate would, it was said, involve more money than the whole of the gross income of a road from the commodity In the course of a year. Among tliose present at the hearing were: C. G. Burnhain. assistant to first, vice president, C. B. and C^. railway, Chicago: E. D. Hotchklss, general freight agent, C. and O. railway: IS. A. Niel. traffic manager. Buffalo and Susquennah railway; E. G. W'arfield. freight traffic manager, Mallory Steamship Company, New York; E. E. MacLeod. chairman Western Passenger Association. Chicago, 111.: Chas. F. Daly, vice president. New York Central lines. New York; J. It. Ruftin. general freight agent. Norfolk and Western Railway Company, Roanoka. Va.; Chas. M. J<rye. Seattle. Wash.: C. F. Stitch, clerk. L. and N. railroad: Howard W. Breitensteine, chief clerk, general freight department, P. and R. railway: Thos. G. Smiley, acting geneial freight agent. Western Maryland railway: Geo. Patterson, assistant general solicitor, Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Hudson Fitch, general freight agent, Atlantic Coast Line, Toledo. Ohio; W. P. Taylor, traffic manager. Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad,Washington-Southern railway, Richmond. Va.: W. J. Cannon, assistant general passenger agcr.t C.. M. and S. P. Rv., Chicago; Y. B. Jones, passenger commissioner, western lines; G. T. Bell, general passenger and ticket agent Grand Trunk railway. Montreal. Quebec; J. T. Hendricks, traffic manager Western Maryland. Baltimore. Md.; C. B. Northrop, assistant general counsel Southern railway; C. C. McCain, commissioner l^ake Line Association. Buffalo. N. Y.; J. L. Minnis. general attorney Wabash Railroad Company; George P. Dixon, F. T. M.. Pennsylvania railroad; W. J. Rodgers, chief rate clerk. St. Louis. Mo.; James A. Twohey, rounsel Canadian Pacific railway; | F. A. Leland. assistant general freight [ ag^nt. M.. K. and T. Ry.. western lines committee; D. O. Ives. G. T. M., Wabash railroad; Arthur A. Adler. R. Edwin Joyce. George P. James, district passenger agent At'antic Coast line. Washington. D. C.; P. A. S. Franklin, and J. B. Thayer, vice presi'lent Pennsylvania railroad. FOB CARRYING THE MAILS. The House to Vote on Proposition to Beduce Bate of Pay. The House yesterday afternoon decided, by unanimous vote that an opportunity should be afforded at tins session ior a vote on the proposition to reduce the rate of pay to the railroads for carrying the United States mails. Mr. Overstreet. chairman of the committee on post offices and post roads, moved to suspend the rules and pass a resolution making in order, as an amendment to the post office appropriation bill, the recommendations of the postal commission in respect to the matter. He said that unless this were done, nothing in the way of reducing rates for the transportation of mail would be accomplished at this session of Congress, for the reason that provisions to change the law governing payments for the service, in an appropriation bill, were subject to a point of order. Supporting the resolution. Mr. MurdocK of Kansas, whose speech on the subject led to the agitation for a reduction, expressed iiis regret that Mr. Overstreet had not Included in his resolution the provisions of the appropriation bill, rather than the proposals of the commission. These, he said, would effect the same rate of reduction on a road carrying a small amount of mail as would be made on the great mail-carrying routes. The commission's report also omitted, he said, the change of the divisor in arriving; at the amount of daily mail to be paid for, from fl to 7, which Postmaster General Cortelyou had stated would save the government about $3,OCO.OiJO a year. But as the proposed amendment would cause a saving of from three to five million a year, and not being able to secure a modification. Mr. Murdock said no one could afford to vnf. ?iralnat the Overstreet resolution. No one did. and It was adopted. Fined for Theft From Bister. The larceny of a locket from his sister, Alice C. Wood of 1102 New York avenue northwest, was alleged against James H. Wood in the Police Court this morning. His honor imposed a sentence of $30 fine or thirty days in jail. To the court the sister explained that she did not want to prosecute him. but that she wished to break ur? her brother's hahit r.f taking articles from the home and selling them. The locket was taken some days ago. and was found by the police in a second-hand store here. Wood was located in Baltimore by Detectives Grant and Berman of headquarters, and the latter brought him back from the Monumental city yesterday. ARRAIGNED B7 FULTON ABKUnSTSATION OF FOBBSTBY BUEEAU CRITICISED. The comment indulged In last week regarding the increase provided in the salary of Mr. Pinchot. chief of the forestry bu reau. led Mr. Fulton to make a general criticism of the administration of this bureau during the discussion in the Senate yesterday of the agricultural appropriation bill. The salary increase was agreed to before Mr. Fulton took the floor. He did not wish to be regarded as criticising Mr. Pinchot personally. "But." he said. "I undertake to say that of all the frauds that have ever been perpetrated on this government; of all the losses this government has ever Incurred tliroMgii the operation of any department. It has lost more, and greater frauds have been perpetrated under the administration of the forestry bureau than under any other department of government." Continuing, Mr. Fulton said much had been heard about land frauds in the west, but as a matter of fact, the government had never lost a dollar under the timber and stone act. whereas, it had lost millions of dollars under the administration of the forest reserve statute. Persons entitled to land in areas of forest reserve had been given scrip for an equal quantity of land without regard to its quality outside such reserves. Through this method, lie said, vast areas of the most magnificent timbered land in the northwest hail been taken under the scrip by persons who had relinquished worthless mnns in oilier sections. I Senator Carter interjected at this point the suggestion that the general land office had originally ruled that thi3 scrip did not apply to holdings of land-grant railroads. yet the Secretary of the Interior had reversed this ruling and had permitted these roads to exchange larg* areas of their worthless lands for valuable liou lands. Messrs. Flint and Perkins of California maintained that tais criticism did not apply i tr% flit* rv hiirpau hut r:ith<*r to the Secretary of the Interior. Mr. Flint said the President in a recent message had s lid there had been 50 per cent of fraud against the public land laws. "I do not challenge the President's message. but I do challenge the facts." asserted Senator Clark of Wyoming. Senator Carter explained that the President's figI ures were based on conditions in only two ! land offices. Replying to a suggestion of Mr. Bcveridge that no one had impugned the honesty of these officials. Mr. Carter said: "I regret calling in question the motives or integrity of any public official. As to the Secretary of the Interior I have ventured no opinion. As to the basis upon which | his action has been hypothecated from time to time. I should certainly scrutinize before passing final judgment as to his dealings with the railroad land-grant companies." Mr. Fulton said that "The chief of the forestry bureau is a highly cultured Administration Defended. [ Senator Dolliver defended the administration of the Agricultural and Interior departments. He said he wished to negative any idea that there was a unanimity of sentiment in the Senate in condemnation of the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture. As to the Secretary of the terior, he said, the country generally believed in his integrity, and several institutions of learning iiad conferred degrees on him, "not for his learning, but for his integrity." Senator Warren asked if eastern colleges were in better position to judge of the administration of the Secretary of the In terior in rererence to western states tnan senators from those states. At this point Senator Aldrien asked if the government had gone Into the sheep-farming industry for the preservation of the forests. Mr. Fulton interjected that it was doing just that thing. Senator Nelson of Minnesota, claiming "to be somewhat of a farmer myself." satd it was generally known that it was the vnmt thintr for forpsts to allow shee.n to graze among the trees. Mr. Dolliver closed by demanding clearer details of complaints against the officers in question. Senator Patterson made an extended criticism of the forest-reserve system. "The men of the west." he said, "are uttering a united protest against the syrtem." Senator McCumber predicted that before another year the Senate would vote an increase of salaries of government employes, "all along the line." He asserted that the matter was one worthy of such consideration as would enable intelligent action to be taken. He suggested that a non-partisan commission should be appointed to report to the next Congress that enlightened action may be taken. Depicting conditions in the government service in Washington, Mr. McCumber said there was nothing comparable to the fraud that results from the operation of the civil service law. The law provided that the states, should be allowed a proportionate representation in the civil appointments. He maintained that the government em pioyes in vvasnington were mainly Dona fide residents of the iMstrict of Columbia, and that many members of the same family were drawing government salaries. "And when a young man and woman in the service marry, does the wife give up her position? By no means. They both hold their positions and live together. But certainly they are not conforming to the demands of the President of the United States in what he believes to be the best interests of this great government In the Increase of population. There are no additions whatever. They still hold their government positions and remain here while other people are kept out of government positions." W- T?I 1 i.t? O ~ 1 T-, 1 jux. fiuvuub o 0au?ijr xubicaocu. The increase of Mr. Pinchot's salary was voted in?47 to Si. The provision authorizing the accumulation of the revenues from grazing leases as a special fund to be administered by the forest service was opposed by Mr. Homenway of Indiana, who said the department called this method "short-circuiting Congress." Mr. Hemenway called attention to the tendency toward extravagance in appropriations. Congress at this session, he said, wouia appropriate more tnan a billion dollars, "which means, as I am told by the senator from Maine (Hale), a deficit for next year." Mr. Proctor (Vt.) expressed the belief that all moneys collected by the forestry bureau must now be turned Into the treasury. and he presented an amendment requiring annual estimates to be made for all expenditures. Mr. Flint (Cat) made an elaborate de fense of the forestry service. He said the service would be self-sustaining after a few mori1 years. The committee amendment, which had been construed as not hereafter requiring annual estimates from the forestry bureau, was then withdrawn, and at (J: 15 p.m. the Senate adjourned. XU iSJbj St NT TU i^JitSIDENT. Cases of Capt. Cochran and Lieut. Overly Received. Judgo Advocate General I>avis of the army has received the records of the cases of Capt. William B. Cochran. 24th Infantry, and First Lieut. Noah Overly, Philippine Scouts, and will review them with a view to their submission to t. President for final aotlnn THpsa turn ftfflrero mam by courts-martial Jn the Philippines, Capt. Cochran on chargrs of Intoxication and disobedience of orders, and IJeut. Overly on the charge of scandalous conduct. In one case the court was convened by order of the division commander, and in the other by order of the department commander. Having been sent to Washington for final action, the presumption is strong at the War Department that both officers were convicted and sentenced to be dismissed. Lincoln's Birthday Celebrated. The birth of Abraham Lincoln was celebrated at a recent meeting of Thomas Post, G. A. R., and the Women's Relief Corps. The services were conducted by Patriotic Instructor <^lara G. Magee, and there were patriotic addresses, music and recitations. Gov. Swanson of Virginia has granted a respite to "Wes" Wllkie of Scott county, who was sentenced to be hanged for murI TJ/IH-I.. 1 * ' * * - i uui. niuuc, auv was fOROIwa in tne jail at Scott Court House, managed to escape several months ago. He was recaptured, however, In North Carolina and returned to the Scott county authorities. The respite la until Marcfe 2a. DEBATE IN THE HOUSE mrnrnmammmmmmrn^ % DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED JAPANESE EXCLUSION. Coi-feren;e Beport on Immigration Bill Was Adopted Mostly on Party Linen. As was announced in yesterday's Star, the House adopted the conference report on the immigration bill, including the provision practically excluding Japanese coolies. Mr. Bennet of New York explained the provisions of the report and told how a compromise had been reached on the various features of the bill. Mr. Gardner of Massachusetts, a member ui me imm'srauon ana naturalization committee. said he would like to get a test vote on the educational test and would vote against the conference report were It not for the fact that It contained the Japanese passport clause. It had come to the point when this measure must be accepted or nothing. Mr. Williams of Mississippi desired to warn the people of California of something wnicn tney already knew, and that was that the views of the President were not their views. "This man to whom you have left the discretion in the matter of Japanese Immigration is one who has already recommended the naturalization of the Japanese." staid Mr. Williams. "I am with the people ot California on the question of separate schools. "And I am with them on another question." continued Mr. Williams. "I want the Pacific coast kept a white man's country (applause), and I want all this country, as far as it can be, to be a white man's country. not merely because I believe the Caucasian is superior to other races, but because this Is our land, the land of our traditions and our ide%i3, and I know that the Influx of another race means another race problem for another portion of tills republic and another social warfare. I want to say that every woe which this country has suffered lias resulted from the landing cf the first slave ship at Jamestown." (Applause.) Labor and the Parties. Mr. Garrett of Tennessee alluded to an utterance of the speaker in ruling on the points of order, which was to the effect that this Is a contest betwe?n the friends ol American labor and the opponents thereof. "I have frequently observed." he said, "that at talking time the preponderance of noise in behalf of labor is on tiie republican side of the chamber, but at voting tUne it is on the other side. "When I remember the course of the speaker in the past on labor questions and think of that in connection with the suggestions here," he continued, "I am irresistibly led to perpetrate a paraphrase of Moore's familiar lines so as to make them i read: j Tlie kirp that now through Con-Tress hulls I Until labor innate atied. Thro Imng aa Ml lent on these walls As thongb that sotil were fled. "I am opposed to placing power in the hands of a man who on the vital question involved?on the question which made the conspicuous issue of the bill, has already sided against his own country and his own countrymen as has the President with reference to California." Mr. Hayes of California frankly stated that the section to which so much objection was wiade. the Japanese exclusive section, was not just what tho people of California wanted, but said it would go very far toward ameliorating present conditions. He said It was a temporary expedient which hp lipliAroH wamM J 4 - * 1UI1UIICU Dy U mUCil more satisfactory arrangement. He also believed that when the people of California become familiar with the section they, too, will be satisfied, as were the members of the California delegation, realizing that it is the very best they can get at this time, lie said the delegation had agreed to support the bill in the interest of the whole country and in the Interest of California and the Pacific coast. Mr. Burgess of Texas and Mr. Underwood of Alabama opposed the report of the conference. Mr, McCall of Massachusetts could not "bring himself to vote for the report because (if the HprliAn ntacUr, in 1 - * r--?' r> >it Liir IIAUUS U1 the President power which the Houae ought to sacredly keep with itself. Thinks Big Stick Has Been Whittled. It was the opin!on of Mr. Mlchalek of Illinois that the power of tiie "big stick" had been whittled to the dimensions of a toothpick, in the light of recc-nt events. "Regarding the Rooseveltian proposition," said Mr. Miehalek. "by what law of human reasoning is the United States, the greatest nation of the west, compelled to kow-to.v to the little pampered bully of the east? This question will never be settled until tniu nation recognizes that the exclusion of all Asiatic immigration is just as imnortnnt su our adherence to the Monroe doctrine." (Applause.) Mr. Kahn of California confirmed what his c&Keague, Mr. Hayes, had said in relation to the exclus'on feature of the immigration bill, and expressed the opinion that it would pro very tar toward relieving the situation in California. The conference "report on the immigration b'.Il was agreed to?ayes, 187; noes. 101. Tiie followine republicans i-n'dH . ?- - ? ?n * ti~, i re ip.g to the report: Messrs. Korrtney of Michigan. McCal! of Mi?sachusetts. McCarthy of Nebraska. Snv.tli of Iowa. The following democrats voted In favor of the report: Messrs. OeAnnond of Missouri, Miynard o.' Virginia. Moon of Tennessee and Wiley of Alabama. TTflTTOQ fit? mt? A TITMH" MWMM W* *. IW.fl AJ1 illXiil . Senate Bill Sent to Conference by the House. By a vote of 110 to 169 the House yesterday afternoon under suspension of the rules relused to adopt the substitute of the interstate and foreign commerce committee to the so-called "La Follette sixteen-hour bill'' to promote the safety of employes and travelers upon railroads by limiting the hours of service of'employes. The amended bill was sent to conforpnnp n twrt-thlrHa uAta ? *? " ' ?. ? - - - - ? - ?uLuig iniuiml. Mr. Each of Wisconsin explained the parliamentary situation and the differences between the Senate bill and the one reported from the committee on interstate and foreign commerce. He said the necessity for the legislation was extremely pressing In view of the ever-increasing number of railroad accidents with attendant loas of life and property. Mr. Adamson of Georgia wanted the House to adopt the I^a Follette bill, believing that It accomplished more than the substitute recommended by the committee. Messrs. Bartlett of Georgia and Richardson of Alabama were also in the opposition, Mr. Richardson saying that the bill of the majority not only did not relieve the situation complained of, but legalized the working of railroad employes more than sixteen hours. He declared that the bill was a travesty. j Mr. Stevens of Minnesota insisted that the 1 substitute to the La Follette bill was infi- ' nltely better in every way, a*- it applied to classes of employes on railroads wholly omitted by the Senate bill. He also contended that the 'Test" provision of the House bill was definite, whereas the Senate provision was indefinite. The following republicans voted with the democrats against the substitute: Messrs. Chapman. Rodenberg and Sterling of Illinois. Driscoll of New York. French of Idaho, Jenkins. Nelson. Otgen and Stafford of Wisconsin. Mudd and Pearre of Maryland, and Woodyard of West Virginia. 7BOMOTJ.OHS 1UK UJiMUCIAIA. Action by Directors of American Security and Trust Co. At a meeting yesterday of the board of directors of the American Security and Trust Company Howard 8. Reeside, the treasurer of the company, was elected vice president. The offlce Is a new one In the experience of this company, as up to this time there has been but one vice president. Now there will be two. The vacancy caused by the promotion of Mr. Reeslde was filled by the election to that nlara of Charles E. Howe, the Maiiliot treasurer and secretary of the company. Both of the officials naiued have been connected with the company practically since its organization and hawe risen from' the ranks. The action of the directors is looked upon as a recognition of excellent service, as waU as Individual saerit. Mow Until Further Notice! Tods Specia Women's I r>? vuni^i wmpicie W! Irish Lace, Linen and Lin tiste, nets and lawn, ham Coats, etc. The present display is comprehensive assort me dium weights. Your insf Specnal Freoch Hand= y E have just received ; (\ IV I 11 Patterns French H 74 w /3 IL^cs! The lots are small, ranging fro are rich and included arc some of season. Irish Point, Renaissance ; Irish Point Curtains, : Irish Point Curtains, i Renaissance Curtains, rv _ . _ _ . a - Kenaissance ^Mritaiins, Arabian Curtains, $12 New HusHi Fresh, crisp goods, just from 1 of 1907. Some are all white, in pi; ished with effective borders, and ot Ruffled Muslin Curtains, made especially to our order, including the newest effect! in plain and dotted muslins, with full hemstitched ruffles, in a variety of qualities anc ffoeicrriQ $i.oo, $1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 pair. Imported Tamboyr Muslin Curtains, ti dainty all-over patterns, dots and effeetiv< border designs. $2.25 to $7.50 pair. New WSIUon We invite attention to anothei sistine of Tables, Arm Chairs, Roc desirable for the boudoir, which ar finish these pieces in any color desi The present is a good time to nitnre repainted and refinishecL A1 are showing a full line of fabrics ( taffetas, velours, etc. Estimates fu Special In During the month of Februar (for the average 5-piece parlor si damask, allowing 25 yards for the Special price, $ff Attention is called to a new li striped effects. 50 and 66-inch wid Special so Portieres, Extra Heavy Rep and Mercerized Portieres. trimmed with cord and lace edge something new; green and red. $c oo nair. Values, $6.^0 to $8.^o. Fourth floor, G St. 1 Special Sa T n__ IL mearny 11 ^t5^1 E have withdrawn fron M /( I 11 kind patterns in Don half former prices. The goods are p? desirable from every standpoint, small mat to the large carpet rug. The sale affords an opportunil not needed now, they will doubtless Were. Now. $2.00 $t.oc iWil 27x5-Mnch Tapestry ^ ^ Brussels Rugs "P*-75 ?pI.OC 27x."4-inch Scotch Wil- a>. __ ton Rubs , /5C - tl r*~k $T 30x80-incU Smyrna. rm?a vv j 30x3>F-inch Smyrna Rugs $3-5^ $2-OC 20x3(1 - Inch Leamington ^ ^ Rugs $3-00 $1-75 27x.?4 - inch Leamington ^ ? Rugs $4-5? $2.75 S.OxlO.O-ft. Briissrls Hall . Sh.ao SA.nr KUgS -r-r 3x12-ft. Kashmir Rugs.. $6.00 $3-5c 2.6xt2-ft. Imperial Rugs $IO.OO $7-0C 3xl2-ft. Imperial Smyrna m ? Rugs $12.50 #$8-OC 4x?-ft. Imperial Smyrna AO Rugs $8.00 $6.0C ? ? " c-o <t. iwx?>.?-incn VYiiton uugo 6x6-ft. Imperial Smyrna 0 c_ Rugs... $^2.50 $7-5C 8xl2-ft. Clover Rugs.... $7.50 $5-OC 4.6x7.0-ft. Smith Wilton ^ ^ Rugs $12.00 $7.50 10.6xl3.tt-ft. Brussels e c Rugs $27.50 $19-75 Fourth floor, G St. i Special gale-of P. arc shnuinfir a lianrl k i nn isizes* ran^n?in p1"*" VMJOUiV, Also a very com Black Enameled Be< styles. Prices range from $5.00 to Special attention is called to th kind Brass Bedsteads, in 1907 pat all are massive and heavy. 1 4%-ft. Brass Beadstead, colonial style with high posts. $75.00. Was $95.00. 1 4%-ft. Brass Bedstead, with contlnUoui posts; very massive. $47.5a. Was $55.00. 1 4%-ft. Brass Bedstead, very graceful de sign. 1FOJ Second floor, F st. . v ?V *? ~ ' ?ard- & % New York?WASHINGTON?Paris Store Will Open at 8:30 A.M., and Rem ty and Balance of ^ il Opening OSsf Ready=to=Wear stumes,Dresses,Tailored and 1 gene Waists; Princess Gown l=embrodered and lace=trimn of unusual attractiveness, e nts of ready=to=wear apparel section is invited. Sale of I made Curtains ami offer an importer's discontinued and-made Curtains and Ded Sets at 5 TSuan ReguSar Prices. m 1 ti-* (\ noire nf n Til<> rlnCKfllC til IW U |7U 11 .1 V.' I n i\imu, X nv ?.j the prettiest patterns tor the coming md Arabian. $4.50 pair. -Value, $6.00. $5.00 paar. Value, $7.50. , $6.50 pair. Value, $8.50. ,$12.50 pair. Value, $18,50. LOO pair. Value, $16.50. In Curtains. :he cases?the first arrivals for spring ain and-dainty designs; some are finhers are in rich stained giass patterns. r incw cross-stripe curiains. in a iuti ran?e s of colors and designs to select from: dcsir able as hangings for dining rooms, sitting I rooms, libraries, etc. $1.00 to $3.50 pair. 1 Real Madras Curtains, In floral and stain> ed-glass effects: especially desirable for libraries, sitting rooms, etc. $5 & $6 pair. Values, $6.50 & $7.50. w Furniture. r shipment of Willow Furniture, conkers, Reclining Chairs, etc., especially e offered at specially low prices. We red at small cost. have your old Reed and Rattan FnrIso new cushions made for same. We :o select from, including art tickings, rnished upon request. Slip Covers. y we will make to order Slip Covers uites) of best art ticking or printed makiug, at the 1.00 the suite. lie of Slip Cover Linens, in plain and iths. SweciaJ ira CoiacSi Covers. Full-size Couch Covers, in. plain colors, ; mixed oriental effects and Bagdad stripes; fringed all around. $3.75 each. Value, $5.00. .He of Knags Half Price. * , i stock all the small lots and one-of-alestic Rugs and offer them at nearly >rfect, the patterns good, and they are All sizes are represented, from the ty to save materially, and if rugs are be for the summer home. Were. Now. 0xl2-ft. Kashmir Rugs. $12.50 $9-50 fixfl-ft. Body Brussels _ <f.. ^ , Rugs $20.00 $15.00 0xt2-ft. Tapestry Brus- ~ tl, cr sfls Ru&.. '.. !)xl4-ft. Serebond Rugs. $27.50 $19.75 ' 4.Gx7-ft. Austrian Rugs. $4-75 $3-75 5x8-(t. Austrian Rugs.. $6.00 $3-75 ' 8;eXrl3RuS^e!"W. AXm,-n" ?40-?? $32-5? 9xl2-ft. Blgclow Wilton *.OQO $35.00 1 Rugs ( 9xl2-ft. French Wilton ^ $4o.oO Ruf?9 , 11.3xl5-ft. Beaurali $ec.oO $40.00 Rugs "rjj 1 27x5* - inch Byiantine $ OO Cotton Bath Bug* * 5 ' 30x00 - inch Byxantlne $1.25 , Cotton Bath Bugs- * 18x?5-inch Japanese Cot- ^ # 1 ton Bath Rugs ^--5? ?f*5? :i6x72-inch Japanese Cot1 ton Rugs 75c- 4oc? 27x54 - Inch Axmlnster Rugs $-2-50 $*-75 I 3.6x7.2-0:. Japanese Mat | ting Kugs *i-5" 75C. 1 3.0x7.2-ft. Fiber Matting . _ Rugs $1-75 $I.OO Brass Bedsteads. Isome line of Brass Bedsteads, in all : from $19.75 to $140.00. prehensive assortment of . White and isteads, in plain and brass-trimmed $25.00. e following special values in one-of-aterns. Some have continuous posts; , 1 VA-iV Brass Bedstead, very rich design. $35.00. Was $50.00. 1 Brass Bedstead, very macsive. 1 $32.50. Was $40.00. ' i 4%4-ft. Brass Bedstead, rich design. $27.50. Was $40.00. Also 1 iU-ft. \irkcUftniflh with I heavy posts and fillers. I $20.00. Was $45.00. j .. Woodward & Lothrop. . - j,.H ":~>? i ? - - '< V " ' ' i* # .. otlbrop lain Open Until 6 P.M >Veek >Iay of Garments, Demi=tailored Suits, Baby is, in organdie, mu!!, ba-led; Wraps and Traveling mbracing as it does most in both tropical and ms= ' February ?a!!e off mr Biousefurimishings HERE arc still ample assort/f \ merits to select from. The best possible values in the worthv sorts of C hinaware, / - j - vi.asswarc aim me several oilier classes of household needs are represented. Included are goods from our regular stock at under-value prices, and lots secured from manufacturers at reduced prices, especially for this sale. There are some exceptionally at tractive values in the list advertised below: Painty Dinner Ware. Dainty Dinner Sets are not neces nai ??> VAjjnisivc , uui lllirxpcilMVC sets come in neat, pretty designs, which were formerly much more expensive. We quote a few items from our made-up sets and invite special attention to our 75 open stock patterns. from which single pieces ?>r complete sets may be purchased. Additions may l>e made to these sets at any time within three to live years from the time they arc put on sale by us. lOO-iiirre Dwormed niiitwr Si-I* vV O? 100-pfeee Decorated Kngllsli Dinu<?r Ci? set#.: *l/-5u lOM-pleee Dainty l'iuk Decorated DJo- Sl8 00 ner Hett. v 100-ptere Decorated Austrian China C aa Dinner Set* 100-plece Decorated IJmogett China Ss'CfVl Diniirr Sen T100-n!eee Decorated Litmtiwtf China C? %.? Dinner SeCa 7. W/ Ou 100-piece Deforateri fluvilutni China Dinner h*>\? Waou Other Dinner S^t* up to $120.mi. New Decorated Ton let Sets. We-call especial attention to the nine different patterns we are now offering in assorted colorings, complete with Covered Slop Jar, at $5.00 per set. Without Jar, $3.50 per sot. Red Tomato MayonnaiseJDislhes. We have just received another shipment of bright red Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing Dishes, in two sizes, and would recommend an inspection of these, as it may he,some time before we can obtain another shipment. Complete with cover and ?A ? ui.. : 1 dim i iru.MHutim\ |H 11 cii. 35c. and 65c. cach. New Brilliant Cut Glass. We are showing a complete line <?, th~ newest designs and cuttings of choice quality American Cut Glass, conceded by experts to be the best . t ?" in me world, l lie new ettects nave an unusual brilliancy and are no more expensive than poorer styles of former years. Our present stock offers the best possible opportunity to select gifts for weddings, anniversaries or other occasions. We quote a few items and invite inspection. New Cut Glass Water Boftlea $---5 New Cat Glass Fern Dishes $7*5? New Cut Glass Sweet Pea Vuaes.. ... $4-25 C ) *7 < New Cot Glass Celery Trays 1?/ 7) New Cat Glass Spoon Holders $3-? 5 New Cat Glass Decanters $5'?? New Cut Glssi Boll Bon Dishes $'-95 New Cut Glass Rose Bowls $'5-l>3 Japanese Qeisha Shades. We are showing a large assortment of Geisha Lamp Shades", which are suitable alike for oil, gas and Ininnc cVintim m ncc?\rtf?r! iv- taiiipa , suun H HI iv?? sizes and colorings. Special attention is called to the shade we are offering at $1.25 each. Other Geisha Lamp Shades, 75c. and up. Kitchen Helps for Lenten Cooking, Merely suggestive of a most comprehensive H<5usefurnishing Stock, the quality of which is always the highest. Shad Board*, for pl?nkrd >b*d 3OC. 31ld U|) I*l?h Broiler* ,5JC. ?iuu uj/ Fl?h Boiler* ; $I.OOandup Tin FUh Mold* 50C. aild Up Ox*ter Broiler* 20C. and Up Or*t?r Prrer* 2jC. and Up Flftfc floor.