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BILL IS APPROVED
MEASURE IN INTBBEST OF B.&W.
TRANSIT COMPANY.
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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
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>>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.

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