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_ . ' _ THB EVENING STAR | ? , - .. ? ^ W1TH 8JTOAT M0BSIH8 EDITION. ^ ' SiES^ Oih^ ^tlPITTtTft ^fiMp ,.w?r'?, oucik o?c?: rim *?tianai Buk BoOdiar- J 1 y I Partly cloudy and colder to nitfllt Tuesday fair and cold; conot. within the city at 50 cents P*T month: V. V v without The Sunday Star at 44 cents per month. ^'' 1 ^^-J northwest winds. By mail, peataife prepaid: ? Pally. Sunday Included, one month, 00 cents. - -- - _ r~~ Pallj. Sunday excepted. one month. 50 cent* No. 17,605. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1908-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES. TWO CENTS, j ' HOUSE AND SENATE j MEET MIO ADJOURN i III RESPECTTO DEAD! Joint Committee to Notify President of Assemblage. ! I CROWDS THRONG CAPITOL! ! Fellow Representatives Give Ova-1 tion to James T. Sherman. NEW MEMBERS ARE SWORN IN Upper Chamber Notified of Senator Allison's Death?In Session Thirteen Minutes?House Quits Work in Hour and Two Minutes. The ever Interesting spectacle of the convening of a Congress, brought today to the Capitol building, where the national legislature sits, the usual throngs bent on gaining admission to one House or the other, where exercises Incident to the opening of the second session of ttiie Sixtieth Congress were held. For many days past the demand for cards which entitle bearers to seats in the respective galleries has been great. When the doors of the massive structure were thrown open at nine o'clock a crowd more than sufficient to take up thp entire seating capacity of the two chambers had assembled. From that time on they came in droves. Corridors on both floors were filled with crowds surging back and forth. Long linea of people stood outside each gallery 4AAr rolidnw nn AnnA*l?inUt? cv a VIJ 1115 vu IUIII(.> IV (jCl CVCU a peep into Senate or House, or some of the more fortunate ones vacating their seats. Unfavorable weather conditions did not seem to have the effect of reducing the size of the crowds* as gauged by those which had gathered on similar occasions. In both bodies among most interested spectators were the members of the diplomatic corps, who were present in large numbers. Numerous high officials of the government likewise occupied seats. They, too, displayed keen interest. The rule of the 8enate and House, prohibiting the placing of floral pieces on the desks was rigidly enforced. The contributions in this regard were many and handsome, but their donors were obliged to content themselves with having them placed in the private lobbies. 1 In Session Thirteen Minutes, Senate Adjourns for Allison ________ ? Long before the gavel of Vice President Fairbanks fell at noon today calling the Senate to order for the short session every seat in the galleries, except those reserved for the President and Vice President and some in the diplomatic gallery, was occupied. The aisles between were crowded. Throngs were massed in the corridor around each gallery entrance. On the Senate floor every inch of available snare at the sides and rear nf the chamber was taken with Senate employes and secretaries and clerks of the senators. "Bob" Taylor of Tennessee was the lirst senator to enter the chamber, tie walked through at about 11 o'clock, took a look around at the empty seats and disappeared in the democratic cloakroom. It was twenty minutes before noon when Senator Piatt of New York catne in and took his seat In the front row on irfie republican side. A couple of minutes later in walked Senator Depew of New York and took his seat beside his colleague. The two senators from the Kmpire state chatted together for fully fifteen minutes before any of their colleagues appeared on the scene. Senator He.vburn of Idaho was number three in his sd?t. He arrived ten minute# before the hotlr. Greeting the New Yorkers. he took his place in the same row. Then cume Senators Teller of Colorado. Krasier of Tennessee, Gallinger of New Hampshire. Elkins of West Virginia, Jeff Davis of Arkknsas, and soon they were coming too fa?t to keep account. Tillman Not in His Seat. Just one minute before noon Senator Aldrich of Rhode Island entered the cham. ber. The only noticeable absentee was Tillman of South Carolina. All the senators and everybody else on the floor and in the galleries were talking at once when |Jr. Fairbanks whacked the board In fronti of him and brought every senator to his jfeet. Chaplain Edward Everett llale pronounced a bilef opening prayer, which was preceded ay a short Scripture quotalion, "Seek yet the kingdom of hehven." Senator Dillingham of Vermont at once secured recognition front the chair and announced thai he had with hint the ere- j dentials of Carroll S. Page, elected by j the legislature lof Vermont as senator t j I succeed Senator Stewart. j The secretary of the Senate read the j ?tcdentials of Mr. Page. Mr. Dillingham ! escorted the new senator to the desk, j There the oatlilof office was administer- j *><1 \lr Pj?oinnlf h:inHfz tvifh thw V'i<?P ! President. In the meantime Senator DoJliver of Iowa had made jiiis way across the cham. l?er irom the republican side to the Cher- J okee strip, where Albert K. Cummins, sue- ; tessor to the late Senator Allison of! Iowa, was sitting. In a whisper ife explained to Mr. Cum-1 tains that Jhe Iuwan could not be sworn j in until after tye Senate was officially ; notified of Mr. Allison's death, and that as the Senate wiuld adjourn at once in lespect to the memory of the Iowa senator. Mr. Cummins would have to wait until tomorrow tq take the oath. Senate Roll Is Called. The Vice President then directed the secretary to call 1 the roll Thto over. Senator Hale of Maine presented a resolution, which waa adopted, informing the House of Representatives that the Senate was In session. \ Thereupon a resolution by Senator Al_ (Continued 0^1 Third Page.) I I 1 | RECORD LEFT BEHIND! IN BICYCLE CONTEST' Ten Teams Tied for Lead in Six-Day Race. PEOPLE LOOK ON ALL NIGHT Brocco and Sabronsse, Italian-French Fedalers, Quit and Resume. : l ALL STARTERS YET ON TRACK i 1 Walthour, in Attempt to Begpin j Lost Lap, Sets Up Hot Pace but Gains Nothing. THE SCORE AT 2 P.M. Miles. Laps. Rutt. stoi :ui si roper. La wsou .111 0 Moran. MaeFarlaud 311 51 Logan. Downey .".11 51 Palmer, Walker ."11 51 Thipre. Georget .'til 51 Vanoni, Anderson .'511 51 Bedell. Kuprecht 5511 51 Hill. Demarn 311 St Mitten. Collins "11 51 Walthour, Iloot I'll 8 Downing. Hollister 311 X Wiley. Galvin ::il 8 Devonoviteh. Crobaeh 311 8 Faber. I.afourcade 3111 7 Brocco. Labrousse 304 8 Previous record 30W 5 NEW YORK, December 7.?Fifteen thousand men and women saw the start of the six-day bicycle race in Madison Square fiop/lAV. O f K.. viniuca ai luiuiiigni. >? uru iur civviv 1 tolled 8 o'clock this morning 7,000 spec- J tators were still breathing the foul air j and peering through the smoke-filled ! arena at sixteen riders .who pedaled on in their monotonous, never-ceasing fashion. Now and again some rider would put muscle to his pedals and spurt ahead, only to be caught before he could make a lap. Then the winding, slow-moving pace would be taken up again. When such spurts were made. men. their heads in their hands, or women, nodding and some of them asleep, would be aroused by some cheer. They, too. would cheer. When the spurt ended they would sink back into slumber. At 5 o'clock the riders had ridden llfi miles and were ahead of the record by nearly one mile. Then everybody seemed to go to sleep. The riders tarried on their way. They reeled in the ring like somnambulists. When ti o'clock came the racers were behind the record almost a mile. Record-Breaking Kept Up. But the next hour was a lire one. At 7 o'clock the record had again been broken. The first excitement, however, came at 8 o'clock. Then for twenty-seven minutes the contestants pedaled around the track at top speed without mishap. The sprint started when Moran went to the front, with a burst of speed that took -the spectators' breath away. Others followed. Soon the entire squad was pedaling as though the race was for a mile instead of for six long, weary days. Whon YV10 anrint ptiHpH Fflhpr HTlfl 1.3 ?? IIV/ll mv op* V X,IIWV"U> a. ? . fourcade had lost twelve laps, Brocco and Labrousse were seven laps behind. Downing and Holllster, Walthour and Root. Devonovicli and Drobach, Galvin and Wiley were one lap behind. Lafoureade was the man who lost twelve laps for his team, while Brocco, Hollister, Walthour. Drobach and Galvin were the others who could not hold the pace. Another record was beaten at S: 57 o'clock, when, with McFarland in the lead, the first men dashed by the post, having covered the distance which formerly stood for a full nine-hour record. The hour score was 20t? miles 5 laps. The record for the ninth hour was previously held by Elkes and McFarland, and was 204 miles 3 laps, made in 1900. 9 O'Clock Score. The 9 o'clock score was as follows: Faber-Lafourcade, 205 miles 3 laps; RuttStol, 206 miles 5 laps; Anderson-Vanoni, 200 5 laps; Georget-Dupre, 206 miles 5 laps; Broeco-Labrousse, 205 miles 8 laps; Downing-Hollister. 206 miles 4 laps; McFarland-Moran. 206 miles 5 laps; Foglerl.awson. 206 miles 5 laps; Waltliour-Root. 206 miles 4 laps; Do\vuey-lx>gan. 206 miles 5 Japs; Palmer-Walker, 206 miles 5 laps; t'ollins-Mitten, 206 miles 5 laps; Devonovitch-Drobach, 206 miles 4 laps; llill-Dcmara. 2<?6 miles 5 laps; Bedell-ftupprecht, 206 miles 5 laps; Galvin-Wiley, 206 miles 4 laps. Ten of the sixteen teams had made 227 miles 7 laps at 10 o'clock. The forme? ten-hour record. 226 miles and no laps, was made by Elkes and McFarland in 1900. Bobby Walthour brought the crowd to its feet shortly after 10:30 o'clock. The men had been riding easily all morning loafing, when Walthour suddenly sho out ahead in an attempt to get his lost * ? ?- ??!? U <1 nn ina/l n mio i?4iai> lap uai ft. lir nail gaiu^u <v vv;L ui I a lap before the others knew what was up. Lawson and Anderson set out after him, pedaling like fury. ?"d the rest struggled along behind. After six or seven laps the riders were again grouped without any change in their relative positions. Quit Itace and Resume It. It was announced at 1 o'clock that the Italian-French team, composed of Broeeo and Labrousse, had given up the rate and retired. Their total mileage was 29U miles and 8 laps. At 1 :K0 p.m. Labrousse declared himself and partner in the race again. At that time the team was G miles and 8 laps to the bad. The score at 1 o'clock was: Rutt-Stol. 292: Fogler- Lawson, 292; Moran-MacFariand, 292: Loga-Downey, 292; Palmer-Walker, 292; Dupre-Georget. 292; Vanoni-Anderson. 292; B^dell-Rupreoht, 292; Hill-Demara, 292; Mitten-Collins, 292; Walthour-Root. 291.9; DowningHollister. 291.9; Wiley-Galvin, 291.9; Devonovitch-Drobach, 291.9; Faber-Lafourcade. 290.8: Brocco-Labrousse. 288.0. Record, 291 miles 2 laps. EXPLOSION KILLS ELEVEN. Twenty-Six Others Injured in Magazine Disaster at Calcutta. I CALCUTTA, December 7.?An explosion in the magazine at the military station here today resulted in the killing of eleven men and the wounding of twenty-six others. Most of the injured will die. The casualties were all among native soldiers and non-commissioned of] fleers. At the time of the explosion the men were engaged in converting bull cartridges Into blank cartridges. It was at first reported that the accident was the work of agitators, but this rumor was quickly disproved. THE DISTRICT SGOUR PRAIRIES FOR OUTLAW 11 POSSES SEEK MURDERER OF ! GARCIA FAMILY. Girl May Have Perished in Snowstorm on Ranges or Be Prisoner of Murderer. TRIXIDAD, Col., December 7.? Another theory of the murder of four . members of the Garcia family, killed with.an ax in their home on a ranch near Troy, about ninety miles from here, and in connection with which crimes posses ' are searching for Francisco Martinez, : alias Jules Barela, is given by the authorities here. It is stated that Martinez was suspected of murdering Rovaldo Martin, a wealthy i sheeprajs'er, whose dead body was found < lying beside the read leading to his j ranch last August. Efforts to fasten the crime upon Martinez were unsuccessful. however. The theory is that the Garcias might ' have become possessed of evidence pointing to Martinez as guilty of the Martin murder and that tliey were slain be- ' cause of this supposed knowledge. The disappearance of the seventeenyear-old daughter of the Garcias is still a mystery. Many believe she was abducted by Martinez because of- his in- , fatuation for her and is held a prisoner. Another view is that the girl escaped from the house during the murderous assault I and fled. A blizzard has been raging in tne ter- , ritory adjacent to the scene of the crime. ' Little hope is entertained that the girl can survive if she is wandering alone ] or hiding somewhere on the prairies. , No word has come from the pcsses. None is expected soon, as the country over which they arc searching is not thickly settled and there is no quick means of communication. i GOT PROPERTIES FOR CASH. John D. Archbold Gives Details of Early Acquisitions of Standard Oil. NEW YORK. December 7.?John D. 1 Archbold, vice president of the Standard Oil Company, was again a witness on redirect examination today in the federal suit to dissolve the oil combination under the Sherman anti-trust law. Mr. Ar'chbold's testimony had to do witli details of certain properties conveyed to the Standard on its organization. The Standard entered the lubricating business extensively in 1878, said the witness. Practically all the acquisitions of t lie Standard from 1875 to 1882 wore made by ca?h which came from the treasuries of the Standard and its subsidiary companies. POSEY TRIAL CONTINUED. Absence of Material Witness for State Causes Postponement. S|k- i:l ItiKpateli to The Star. MANASSAS, Ya., December 7.?At the c.tlli tg ol' the trial of Thomas Posey and his wif<\ Minnie Posey, charged with the L-illtiiir /?f U'.Iwm ?vl IJutr Kxitt /,f Ifeu ni iiiiM, im i-ivi nuiu x aw , uiuiiai ui .u i 1 Posey, the prosecution obtained a continuance until the January terni on the ground that Harrison Beavers, a material witness for the state, had recently broken his leu and was unable to come. The defendants urged an immediate hearing. Botn of the accused were allowed bail. COL. ZERAH W. T0RRE7 DIES. Was Attached to the Medical Department in Visayas, P. I. Special Cablegram to The Star. MANILA, December 7.?Lieut. Col. Zerah VV. Torrey, attached to the medical department of the inspector general's office, in Visayas, died suddenly at his desk today of heart failure. Col. Torrey was a native of Massachusetts and was graduated from the United States Military Academy in June, 1880. He was appointed second lieutenant of the 6th Infantry, and subsequently served with the 24th and 18th Regiments of Infantry. He reached the grade of lieutenant colonel of infantry in July last, and was recently on duty with the 18th Infantry in the Philippines. In 1906 he was on duty at the Army War College in this city, and since then served as an inspector general by detail. j .district bus hiftn press p?r.t 2>e_r^ ]vtqr.^ 6cht divisionofam /f eastern b* /jm$ f^ats imprqvi moke pou'ct xe.vv jai ["S LEGISLATURE AGAIN 1 NO COST TO GOVERNMENT PRESIDENT A GIVER, NOT A TAKER, ON AFRICAN TRIP. Will Pay His Own Expenses and Hand Over Prizes to Smithsonian Institution. President Roosevelt "will get nothing from the government," but "will give much of value to the government" on his African trip, says a statement given out by the Smithsonian Institution today. The statement follows: "President (Roosevelt decided last spring upon the proposed hunting trip to Africa, and during the summer Secretary Walcott learned that the President was willing to have one or two naturalists accompany him from the Smithsonian Institution, provided their expenses could be met; and also that the collections made by the President and these naturalists were to some to the Smithsonian Institution and be deposited in the "United States National Museum. "Mr. Roosevelt will pay all the ex^ c U(Mr.A1 e a ir i<. i 1 [>cnac? ui iiiiu&eii. iuiu ins sun ivKnnii in connection with the proposed trip, including outfitting and transportation. "The expenses of the three naturalists sent out from the Smithsonian Institution will be paid by funds provided for the purpose, no part of which is derived from any government appropriation or from the income of the Smithsonian fund. "Mr. Roosevelt will not receive one penny of the fund for his own or his son's use or expenses; on the contrary he makes a gift to the government of specimens worth many thousands of dollars, and possibly of a value that can hardly be expressed. He will get nothing from the government; he will give much of value to the government; the government's share will be limited to receiving the gift." HOTEL FIBE BOUTS GUESTS. Blaze in Kitchen Filled Corridors With Smoke. CHICAGO, December 7.?Guests at the Kaiserhof Hotel- were roused from sleep today by a fire which originated in the hotel kitchen and filled the corridors and lobby with volumes of smoke. In order to prevent a panic the management directed the porters and hell boys to notify the occupants of the rooms above the first floor that there was no danger. Notwithstanding this assurance many of the guests hastily dressed and sought the hotel office. The fire was confined to a quantity of grease which had accumulated behind one otf the kitchen ranges. One of the employes was overcome by the smoke before the blaze was extinguished, and the rush of fire engines to the hotel alarmed the occupants of McCoy's Hotel, a few doors distant. Actual Circulation Yesterday's Figures, 43,268 Yesterday's circulation of The Sunday Star was 43,268 actually sold, but including a few hundred yet to be returned from local newsstands and out-of-town dealers. The net figures will be printed Saturday. The Sunday Star's bonafide circulation in Washington yesterday was more than 10,000 greater than that of any other Sunday newspaper, r.ragr. ~ j ORE >OL^. ( tA*CH lMOIt. j LMEh? IN SESSION. j WAR IS PROBABLY AVERTED FOUCHARD OUT OF FIGHT FOB HAITIAN PRESIDENCY. Gen. Simon Will Shortly Be Proclaimed and Will Take Possession of the National Palace. PORT AU PRINCE, December 7.?The political situation is clearing, at least In certain directions. During the recent interview here between Gen. Simon, the leader of the revolutionary movement that resulted in the flight of Nord Alexis from the capital, and Gen. Fouchard, an aspirknt to the presidency, who arrived yesterday at the head of a band of followers. the latter said that in view of the ifact tl^iat, "God had blessed the arms of Gen. Simon," he withdrew his candidacy in order that the possibility of civil war be averted. The proclamation of Gen. Simon as president of the republic was then decided upon. The local population has accepted the new order of things and Gen. Simon will shortly take possession of the national palace. Gen. Turenne Jean Gilles, who was at one time mentioned as a possible successor to Gen. Nord Alexis, has given assurance that he will see to the maintenance of order in the department of the north. It is felt here that if Gen. Simon pro ceeds in accordance with the constitution it soon will be possible to bring together the national assembly. All the senators and deputies at present in Port au Prince are convinced that the election of Gen. Simon by a large majority is assured, but it is argued that the elections should be held without loss of time so that the other presidential candidates 'be not able to bring forward an organized reslstence and in order also to avoid American intervention, which probably would come in the case of disturbances on the the island. The new ministry has not been formed. The financial situation is improving. The government is expecting the arrival of two million local currency in nickel coins, ordered by the previous administration. TOWNSEND FOB CANNON. Announcement Serves to Clear Speakership Fight. The speakership fight was cleared some, what today by Representative Townsend of Michigan declaring to members who approached him on the subject that he was not a candidate for Speaker. "Who is your candidate?" he was asked. "I am for Cannon," he replied. "That Is, provided he will give due deference to the desire to amend the rules, and I believe he will do so." Notwithstanding this action on the part j of Mr. Townsend, Representative Mur- | - - -- Tr M-ith i aOCK or nun ?.? members with a view of organizing opposition to the Speaker. "At the proper time we will hold a conference," said Mr. Murdock. "The sentiment against Mr. Cannon is growing. We want to make sure that no Cannon man is at our conference." BAPS THE COFFIN MEN. Chicago Embalmer Says City Is at Mercy of Funeaal Trust. CHICAGO, December 7.?That Chicago is at the mercy of a "funeral trust" is the allegation of P. J. Hurzen, an embalmer who, in "display" advertisements in daily papers has been "stirring up" his brother undertakers. He says, in part: "There are so many undertakers in Chicago that many of them bury but fifteen or twenty bodies a year. The result is that for a funeral which should cost but $201) these undertakers Invariably charge as high as $500. Caskets which should be sold at about $50, at good profit, they sell , for $200 and $250. "When death comes the relatives, in the stress of preparation and grief, have nei- j ther time nor inclination to look into values. They call the nearest undertaker. They select as an expression of their love \ the finest casket within their means. At . great personal sacrifice they pay $2tK>. say j for a casket that should cost but $50 or $00." Harlow M. Goodale, president of the Chicago Undertakers' Association, says the charges made by Mr. Hurzen are not 1 based upon facta, . n LOCAL ESTIMATES SEMT JOCOHGRESS Commissioners' Figures Unchanged by Mr. Cortelyou. VO COMMENT IS MADE ? ? ' 4 A _ rue -Recommendations Amount to $16,176,355.52. [NCREASE OF SIX MIIXIONS Appropriation for the Current Fiscal Year, $10,133,388,85?Extensive Street and School Improvements. The estimates of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia for the fiscal year ended June 150. 1910, totaling $16,176,155.52, us against an appropriation of $10,133,388.85 for the current fiscal year, were permitted by the Secretary of the Treasury to go to Congress untouched and unL-ut. The Secretary explained last year that Congress, evidently having a well defined plan of dealing with the financial affairs of the District of Columbia, he would pass the estimates along to the appropriations committees as they were received from the Commissioners. There is no explanation of his action this year, but apparently he holds the same idea with reference to this portion of the budget. The Commissioners renew their recommendations for many projects which they have been urging for several sessions, including the high-pressure fire service, for which $750,000 is asked. Increases Favored in Estimates. Following are some of the general heads in the District estimates under which increases are recommended: Care of District building?Current appropriation, f50,S&5; estimates for 1910, 180,385. Auditor's office?Current appropriation, $'.15,170; estimates for 1910, $31,000. Engineer's office?Current appropriation, $189,462; estimates for 1910, $205,907. Surveyor's office?Current appropriation, $26,934; estimates for 1910, $31,950. Public Library (salaries)?Current appropriation, $40,130; estimates for 19J0, $56,120. Total salaries. District of ColumbiaCurrent appropriation, $637,835; estimates for 19lO. $731,597. Contingent expenses?Current appropriation, $92,228.50; estimates for 1910, $187,550 Improvements and repairs?Current appropriation, $907,000; estimates for 1910 $1,820,-000. Streets?Current^ appropriation, $491,695 estimates for 1910, $1,178,195. Electrical department?Current appropriation, $469,215; estimates for 19tO, $501,815. Wasbington aqueduct?Current appropriation. $120,000; estimates for 1910, $229,640. Rock Creek Park?Current appropriation, $15,000; estimates for 1910, $25,000. Schools?Current appropriation, $641,000; estimate for 1910, $2,218,500. Police?Current appropriation. $998,233.35; estimates for 1910, $1,128,263.52. Fire department?Current appropriation, $663,550; estimates for 1910, $861,580. High-pressure Are service, $750,000. Health department?Current appropriation, $103,960; estimates for 1910, $202,160. Courts?Current appropriation, $58,000; estimates for 1910, $63,560. Washington Asylum?Current appropriation, $94,576; estimates for 1910, $220,316. Home for the Aged and Infirm?Current appropriation. $42,028; estimates for 1910, $56,556. Keiorm scnooi ror Girls?current appropriation, $25,033; estimates for 1910, *74,435. Tuberculosis Hospital?Current appropriation, *37,14U; estimates for 1910, *143.520. Here are the brand-new items recommended by the Commissioners for inclusion in the 1910 budget. Executive Office. Additional clerk, .$1,000; two clerks at $720 each (increase of *120 to one of them): messenger, *480. BUILDING INSPECTION DIVISION.? Deputy inspector of buildings, $2,400; permit clerk, $1,500: mechanical and heating engineer. $1,809. PLUMBING INSPECTION DIVISION ? Index oierk. $720. CARE OF DISTRICT BUILDING.?Assistant superintendent (change of title and $000 increase): four laborers at $000 each; five additional watchmen at $300 each: two pneumatic tube operators at $00) each. * ASSESSOR S OFFICE.?Clerk at $900. AUDITOR S OFFICE.?Clerk. $1,000 (to make temporary clerk permanent). DISBURSING OFFICE ?Clerk. $1000. CORPORATION COUNSEL S OFFICE. ?Stenographer. $l,20O. CORONER S OFFICE.?Hostler and la. borer $305 WHOLESALE PRODUCERS' MARKET.?Laborer, $360. OFFICE OF SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. ? Assistant sealer, $1,000. ENGINEER'S OFFICE. ? Duplicating clerk. $909; clerk. $1,0U0; boss carpenter, painter, tinner, plumber and steam litter at $1,200. and boss grader at $1,000, recommended for annual rate. AUTOMOBILE. BOARD.-Seeretary or assistant secretary. $3<*>. INSURANCE DEPARTMENT.?Assistant examiner. $1.2(H). Public Library. Chief of the order department, -51,200; chief useful arts' department, $1,200; chief schools and stations' department, 11,000; municipal reference librarian, $1,200; chief catalogue department, $1,.VM>: cataloguer, $S4<>: two attendants at StiOO each; employment of substitutes and other sp?cial and temporary service, $1,000. Contingent Expenses. Purchase and maintenance of motor vehicle for engineer department, $3,000; hire of motor vehicle for inspection purposes for Inspection of plumbing. $450; for making surveys to obtain data with reference to old subdivisions in the District of Columbia, $2,500; for extra service necessary to classify, arrange and rebind the old records of the District of Columbia, $1,500; for repair of buildings owned and used by the District of Columbia when injured by tire, $25,000; fireproof steel file case in office of register of wills of the District, $1,500; engines. etc., at District sand and gravel yard. $5,000; wiring system in Western District of Columbia market, $800; portable steel shelter sheds, wholesale producers' market, $40,000; sanitary stands and coolers in old part of Eastern market. $4,000. Street Improvements. Replacing granite block pavement withasphalt on 19th street northwest between (Continued on Ninth PageT) CHAIRMAN APPOINTS GENERALCOMMITTEE | Central Body to Conduct the Inaugural Ceremonies. NEW NAMES ON THE LIST Many Able Men Not Heretofore Active on Committees. FIRST MEETING THURSDAY Headquarters to Be in New WillarcL Chairmen Named for Numerous Subcommittees. The vast work preparatory to the ceremonies which will mark the tnauguration of Taft and Sherman as President and Vice President of the I'nited States was entered upon today when Chairman Mdward J. Stellwagen completed the personnel of the inaugural committee. In making the appointments Mr. Stellwageu devoted much time and thought as to who would be the best men for the respective places. As will seen by the | V ': V - George E. Hamilton. list of appointees, lie 1 has adhered t* Ills determination of "putting into the harness" men of activity and ability who have' not hitherto figured as members of the inaugural committee. The committee named today will be the executive-,and directive force,of the inauguration. It will have supervision of all matters pertaining to the coming event, and will have to give the seah of its approval or disapproval to the action of the many subcommittees and their hundrede of members. The Taft and Sherman inaugural committee of 1908 is comprised as follows: Edward J. Stellwagen. chairman. George E. Hamilton, first vice chairman, S. \V. Woodward, second vice chairman. Clarence F. Xorment, treasurer. Corcoran Thorn, secretary. Chairmen, of Committees. .Milton E. Ailes. finance. Theodore W. Noyes, reception. Aidis B. Browne, legislation. Charles A. Boynton. press. Scott C. Bone, printing. Thomas J. D. Fuller, souvenirs mna tickets. Samuel B. Hoge. transportation. Michael 1. Weller, public comfort. Maj. Richard Sylvester, public order. Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Bell, military organizations. Thomas I*. Morgan, civic organizations. .lonn IV learner. revit-ivniK swum*. Edward W. Doiin. jr.. street decorations. William P. Van Wiokle. historic sites. Bernard R. Green, illumination. Cuno H. Rudolph, fireworks. Percy S. Foster, music. James Rush Marshall, ballroom decorations. . James E. Bell, comfort at ball. Gist Blair, floor. Arthur C. Moses, supper. Joseph M. Stoddard, local transportation. Andrew Parker, auditing. R. N. Brooke, medals and badges. George W. Martin, railroad terminal facilities. The Full Committee. The members of the inaugural committee are: Milton K. Ailes, Lars Anderson. Maj. Gen. J. Franklin Hell, Charles J. Bell, Maj. James E. Bell, Ira E. Bennett, Sidney Biebcr. Woodbury Blair, Gist :'.v|?h9 i Emu ^n' KSHI S. W. Woodward. Blair, William J. Boardman, Scott C. Bone, Charles A. Boynton. Frank Bright, Alexander Brltton, CoL Charles S. Bromwell, R. ?T. Brooke. Murray A. Cobb, William V. Cox. William C. Denny, Edward W. Donn. jr.. H. Rosier Dulaney, G. Thomas Dunlop. Brig. Upii. Clarence R. Edwards, John Joy Edson, Brig. Gen. George F. Klllott, Rear Admiral RoWey D. Kvua' V