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THE EVENING STAR _ ^ WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Basinets Office, 11th St and PanasylTanit Annu*. W y ^ I V ^'0 x k ^B TIT i 1 The Evening Ster Newspaper Company, /j I |/4| M |>y 4/4| ^SW^'W ^ T rather. European St.. London. England ^B ^B | I I I H I I I I I I I H ^4 I I New York Office: Tribune Building. P|i mm I J I V 0 0 B W* / ^ H ft > H H Chicago Office: First National Bank iuiliing. ^B^^/ B H jL/ B I JB / I B. B - B 1/ B/B ^^1^7 W>B / B/ A Raill tOlli^llt ; Saturday COldcF ^yi ^ ^ edition, is delivered ??y carriers within the city V y ft > I ^r an<l S^Cncrall\ taiT . HlOdCratC at 50 rents per month. Orders may he sent hy mail o; telephone Main 2I4<? Collection is made - 11,11 ^ coiitli?r1,r U by carrier at the end o* each month .-OUillCriJ VV iii(li?. Ft ma'l. postatr. prepaid: ??? ? : ! ggffSStSa No. 17.679. WASHINGTON, D. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1909-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. ? ~ " i GREAT WASTE SHOWN Printing Commission's Report Is Made Public. I J MANY TONS OF SURPLUS j Millions of Printed Pages Stored Away as Worthless. , VOLUMES REFUSED AS GIFTS Libraries Reject Offer and Condemnation Is Result?Remedy ' Recommended. i The printing investigation commission. Created at the close of the session four ycar:- aero, submitted a report to Con-| g:cs> today covering tlie more important 1 branches of its rather extensive inquiry ( into tlie public printing and binding. The ; eommission consists of ttie two commit-1 j tees on print'ng of the Senate and Mouse; of Representatives. These iomn<Uees are composed as follows: In the Senate, Senators Piatt of New York. Klkins of , West Virginia and Milton of Florida, ami 'in the Mouse. Representatives Landis of I Indiana. Perkins of New York and Fin- ] ley of South Carolina. Senator Piatt is i chairman of the commission and Mr. l.andis is chairman of the subcommittee of ttie commission. The report includes many statements so interesting that they approach ttie sensational. For instance, undo- legislation secured in the last Congress i StT printed pages, including such expensive publications as the Congressional Record, the publications of the geological survey aanil tin- yearbook of agriculture, , wen. under supervisory authority, conferred upon the joint committee on printing. eliminated front the surplus printing ! which had formerly been piling up in warehouses, to he finally condemned and soli as waste. The report makes it clear that this printing was entirely an undistributed surplus, and these surplus copies were equivalent to . 1 !)7 volumes of r?nt? pages each for the year 1!H?7. The saving i on tin Congressional Record alone was m arly $-fH,ntm; on tlte publications of the j, geological survey, nearly Jl'dfWM. and on th.: yearbook, over $:i7,OUO. Immense Surplus Wasted. These publications iiad been piling up until, as stated in a previous report of the commission, detailed estimates by measurements of engineers showed in storage over P.aOO tons?enough to till an o dinary railroad train more than three miles in length, and occupying 'rented storage, in addition to buildings owned b.\ the government, exceeding $13, aW per year. This surplus printing was stopped under legislation recommended by the commission two years ago. and ap- i proximately t'.tujn.nuo volumes of the prior , ac-umulatiori have already been proposed ; for condemnation and sale as waste, after having been offered to and rejected by the offices of publication, the document rooms ol Congress, and more than 8.0UU libraries. it was found that the various executive departments and bureaus were submitting their reports to Congress, and having them put in type at congressional expense. after which the departments used the plates for their own publications. Reports costing in excess of $tiU.OOO were printed without the departments knowing. or being required to know, the original cost. The commission recommended that this be changed, and. as a result, many of the department reports have been largely reduced in volume and others have liecn recommended for discontinuance. The cost of public printing is shown to have been in IMo approximately srjtm.ttno. and that a constant ami uninterrupted growth showed in 1!MC? expenditures exceeding .<7.ooo,o>mi. almost equal to those of the Department of Agriculture, more than the federal funds appropriat ed fni t!n maintenance 01 tne ihmikm ol < 'olumbia. ami double the amounts carried in the diplomatic and consular appropriation acts. From lSiin to li.^H) the j average increase by decennial years was ; more than 7" per rent. The work of the | commission began in 11*C?. ten years alter the last revision of the printing laws, and the growth of printing expenditures in these ten years has been W2 per cent, or $h.."i77.?Mh. Tliis ratio of Increase, carried to the last fiscal year. would have brought the expenditures to S!?,4!K5.4."<7. or: .<_'.71J.inu more than they actually were. ! The report shows that this growth of ex- j penditures has not only been stopped, but : driven backward until the expenditures 1 for the last three years, compared with Iho.",. show an average annual reduction of in per cent. Many Congressional Inqtiiries. It appears from ihc report that there | have been since these expenditures first j attracted congressional attention in lMoj no less than seventeen congressional in- i vestigations and four bv the executive! branch of the government. An extract! from the debates in <"ongress in 1 x.vj is j incorporated in the rei>ort in which Mi. Gorman, a representative front Indiana, is ouoted as follows: "1 hope. sir. that after itaviug disposed of tl is public printing I shall be permitted to withdraw from this vexed ones- ! tion. I have never in' my life had a j public duty to perform in which I had so many conflicting elements to meet. 1 have never discharged a public duty with a more conscientious regard for the public weal and the service. ,\f. ter I have discharged my duty and got the public printing once fixed upon a permanent basis'. I shall ask the kind indulgence of the chair to discharge tne from further service on t J tat committee. It is a committee upon which any gentleman who discharges his duty lays himself open to the constant criticism of h s kindest and bes-t fr onds." Too printing expenditures at that time vert* approximately Spm.o*> The ' "'jitnisstnri mlds that : "ConRi'fss. instead of making such provisions as would insure efficient supervision ami enable its eomniittees and the public printer to carry forward a policy .it ome consistent and progressive, has, in effect, left each new committee to take up the subject for themselves, not where the work of the tetiring committee ended, hut where It began." Present Law a Growth. The commission cites the fact that the present printing law is a growth of seventh years, its various and conflicting provisions embodying the recommendations of officials view ing tiie subject solely from their own standpoint without regard to tiie complicated machinery of distribution and ?retaled provisions uf law. The commission holds that thorough revision is necessary and cites tin fact that while the printing statutes cover probably fifty pages, the decisions of the controller of the treasury and the opinions of the attorney general in relation thereto would fill a large volume. The decisions of the controller alone, involving constructions ?>f tiie printing law iti loss that three years, have been .Vj in number, occupying inorc than lino typewritten pages. The report states that the policy of the . ommisston from the beginning has been to build a printing law by distinct parts, (Continued on Nineteentli i'age.j GIVES SIB-CENT GAS i * Gallinger Bill Favorably Reported to the Senate. WILL URGE ITS PASSAGE' ) Lack of Time Makes Success a Mat- i | ter of Doubt. ? STOCK INCREASE REGULATED One-Inch Pressure at Meters Re| quired?Price to Consumers to Drop With Raising of Dividend Rate. . Favorable action was taken luilay by i the Senate committee on tiie District of Columbia on Senator Gallinger's substitute for all measures now pending: in Congress 011 the subject of the regulation of the manufacture and sale of gas in the District. The only important changes by , the committee 'were to limit the increase ! of capital stock to $10.tK >0.000 for the Washington Gas Digit t Company and MeO.OUO for the Georgetown Gas Company. and to add a section requiring oneinch pressure at the consumers' meters. Senator Gallinger reported the measure to the Senate immediately following the meeting of the committee. For the purpose of explaining the theory upon which the sliding scale is fixed for the price of gas and the dividends on capital #stock Mr. Gallinger will Hie a written report either tomorrow or Monday. Ninety-Cent Gas. The maximum price of gas is tixed at ix> cents, as was originally provided in the Gallinger bilt, and the dividend on stock is Hxed at 7 per cent, with the proviso that whenever the companies increase their dividend 1 point they shall reduce the price of gas r? cents. This is the same sliding scale that is in effect in Boston. The bill provides that the capital stock of the companies may be increased to the total cash value of the plants, which shall be determined by the Supreme Court i 01 the District through a board of three appraisers, with the limit already stated, II which is contained in the following new proviso: Wl tin Increase of Stock. es "That the total amount of capital stock that may be issued under and by virture Vi| of this act by the ashington Gas Light )ej Company shall not exceed $7,4110.000 unless the said certificates of indebtedness do shall have been first converted into eapi- Bi tal stork, nor more than $10,000,000 after eh the said certificates have been converted into capital stock, as above provided: nor shall the total amount of capital stock that may be issued by the Georgetown ? Gas Light Company exceed $??>.000, unless its outstanding certificates of indebtedness shall have been first converted into capital stock, nor more than $400,000 after the said outstanding certificates of in- w debtedness have been converted into eapi- of tal stock, as above provided." w Pressure of Gas. ,','f The new section relating to pressure is M as follows: w; "That there shall be maintained and ^ recorded at stations to be fixed by the fQ Commissioners of the District of Coluni- sa bia, as public needs in their judgment in in-iv rf?rt 11 i rp ut till t i l n f < vnr>h true nrp? sure at each consumer's meter as to be * at least equivalent to tliat required to '' support a column of water one inch iie lieight." T In practically every other respect tiie | hill is left un-hanged by the committee and lias been printed in full in The Star. The provision against more than 10 per cent of carbon monoxide is not altered. G. It is understood that there will be no minority report. Senator Gallinger will make a hard tight for the passage of the bill at this session, but he realizes that the shortness of the gt time mokes his success a doubtful question. PLOT TO DETHRONE THE CZAR in SENSATIONAL STORY BEING to TOLD IN ST. PETERSBURG. l t * l) Claimed That Reactionaries Were iU O! Striving to Install the Emperor's j r? | Uncle as Regent. 11 ! ti ; tl ST. PETERSBURG. February l:?.-A sensational story of a reactionary plot to J ?f dethrone Emperor Nicholas and proclaim!^ a regency in Russia is being related in St. ! t< Petersburg today in connection with the recent death of Grand Duke Vladimir. C| the emperor's eldest uncle. The authority H for tlie story is a high judicial official of ol St. Petersburg. According to this individual. the a-Tair was uncovered in eon- " nection with the revelations concerning g the Azef and Gopukine cases. While in- ! h Ivestigating tfie relations between Azef and the reactionary organizations (Azof | is t>10 man who lias been condemned to death by the organization because of his _ alleged treachery), the prosecuting de- ? [partment of the government found indications tiiat the organization, dissatisfied with the present moderate policy of the i government, desired to substitute a strong- '' i handed reactionary regime, and had K ! formed a plan to establish a regency tl under Grand Duke Vladimir. How far p the grand duke was cognizant of tliis j scheme is not set forth, hut the official in ] question said today that a search of the ' documents in Vladimir's palace was ahout 1 ; to be undertaken when the grand duke y ; suddenly died. This put an end to the 0 , project. fi TO CONTEST ROEBUCK WILL. h Aged Millionaire Left Fortune to Alleged Daughter's Children. XKW YORK February lib?The will of 1 i Samuel Roebtiek, the octogenarian mil- * ' lionaire wire manufacturer of Brooklyn, p who died February fc, leaving nearly his entire fortune to the children of an al- 1 leged daughter in England hitherto un- " heard of. is to be contested in the courts '! j by the recognized heirs. 1 The will, which was filed for probate i! yesterday, leaves the Roebuck home and 1 other valuable real estate to the testa- r tor's widow. Mrs. Ella Roebuck, the resi- " jilue of the estate to go to the children of ! Elizabeth Bird of Northampton, England. whom the testator describes as his eldest i daughter. Two sons. Samuel II. and George K. Roebuck, and two daughters. Mrs. Helen e North and Mr.-. E. McCormick. arc cut j off. the will explaining that they were S provided for during the deceased's life-j a i time. j e A second will, made later than that j e | tili-d today, revokes the bequest to the 1 i: '0h\ W! \ THE g I fe. to whom nothing is left save an anlity of $10 a week. ami leaves the entire tate to tlie children of tiie mysterious izabeth Bird. rhis will, however, it is alleged, is inilld. as the testator at the time is aljed to have been of unsound mind, riie widow and children of the testator < ubt the existence of any Elizabeth ' id. and consider the bequest to her ildren a mystification ANUEL REVIEWS THE TROOPS' jrtuguese King Attends Dedica- , tion of Monument to Duke. LISBON. February 10.?King Manuel as present at the dedication yesterday a monument to the Duke of Saldanha, ho took a principal part in the estabhment of the constitutional government Portugal and the dethronement of Dom iguel in 1SH4. The Duke of Saldanha as a moderate constitutionalist, and sup>rted Dom Pedro against Dom Miguel, hose forces he defeated. He became reign minister in IS'15 and was ambasdor at London at the time of his death 1870. At the close of the ceremonies King anuel reviewed the troops at the garri>n. 0 CONSIDER DISTRICT RDLE ALLINGER WANTS COMMITTEE TO SIT DURING RECESS. abmits Resolution in Senate to ; Authorize Investigation of Local Government. Coiio tne f lolllnrrfiv i n i PftHi t/'P/l i fitlliltl'. kJl'Jiai.WI \ln lllllh' 1 II I l I VV? *.??* *vrnv * g resolution today, which was referred i tho committee to audit and control the mtingont expenses of tho Senate: "Resolved, That the committee on the istrict of Columbia he and hereby is Jthorized and directed, by subcommittee otherwise, to examine into all matters latins to the government of the Dislet of Columbia, and to report from me. to time to the Senate the result lereof; and for this purpose the roinlittee is autnorized to sit. by suhcoininit e or otherwise, during the recesses or ssions of tho Senate, to send for perms and papers, to administer oaths, audi t employ such assistance as may be nec-sary, the expenses to be paid from the >ntingont fund of the Senate upon vouches to he approved by the committee t > udit and control the contingent expenses r the Senate " It is understood that the committee has o detinite plan at this time for considring the question of a change in the overnment of the District of Columbia, ut wishes to be prepared to do so, if it lould be deemed important. % PULLIAM WON T RESIGN. ???????? j ays National League Will Have to Fire Him. ST. LOCIS, February lb.?Harry i'ulam. president of the National League ot tase Hall Clubs, arrived in St. J/ouis iiis morning, accompanied hy Stanley tobison. president of the St. Louis club. Mr Puiliam arrived without baggage, 'hat his fellow-magnates of the National .eague iiad tried to keep him in Chicago .as confirmed by friends who came down n the same train. Puiliam refused to iscuss the indefinite leave of absence ranted him by the league of which lie s president. "I'm here for my health," said Puiliam. I'm going to Cincinnati this afternoon r tonight. "I'm not going to resign. I'll stick to he last ditch. They can fire me. but 1 ron't resign. That's all I've got to say. ni tired and my nerves are a wreck, and esides I'm through talking." Robison and Pulliani were met at the rain by Jack Ryan, a St. Louis hotel nan. Although Ryan and Puldam are Id acquaintances, the league president lid not appear to recognize tlie former mil they had walked some distance. Pullam went to the Planters' Hotel and ested during the forenoon. He has* iverexerted himself during the last feway's and shows the effects of the strain. New Chinese Naval Department. PKK1NG, February !!?.?An imperial die. issued today brings into existence naval department for China. Prince lu is to be the chief, and Ills associates re Duke Tsai Tso, a cousin of the lale mperor; Tieli Liang, superintendent pf ustoms. and Admiral Sah. Prince Citing 5 adviser to the department. !-^ !|ffll|ii u "*s! P^MtMTV 4 UADRENNIALLY HEAVY M LONG CRUISE AT END Stanch Little Yankton Arrives at the Navy Yard. ADVANCE GUARD OF FLEET Brings Information About GlobeCircling Trip. PREPARATIONS FOR SAILORS Arranging for Transfer From Fort ? > A 1 t monroe or xvavai uonungent for the Inaugural Parade. The t'nited States converted yacht Yankton, advance guard of the Atlantic (loot on its cruise around the world, arrived at the Washington navy yard this afternoon. The vessel quietly slipped into Hanqiton roads Wednesday morning, and was ordered to this city for the purpose of enabling Secretary Newberry and Rear Admiral Pillsbury, chief of the bureau of navigation, to obtain certain desired information regarding the condition of the vessels of the Atlantic fleet after their circuit of tlie globe, in advance of their arrival at Hampton roads, probably Sunday. This information is specially desired by the Navy Department for use in connection with the arrangements for the reception and review of tlie fleet in the roads and the distribution of the vessels of the fleet and their personnel after the ceremonies are over. Transportation of Sailors. It is also desired to perfect the arrangements for the transfer to Washington ot the officers and men of the fleet who are to participate in the inaugural parade. Wireless messages were sent to the Yankton this morning while she was some distance down the Potomac, instructing her commander, Lieut. Commander Charles B. McVay, to report to the chief of the bureau of navigation. Navy Department, immediately on his arrival in this city. Commander McVay acknowl edged tlie receipt of the orders and said 1110 Yanktorfc was due at the Washington navy yard aoout cl o'clock this afternoon. When this business was disposed of the Yankton will return to Hampton roads and take tier proper place in the naval pageant next Monday. Gone to Meet the Fleet. OLD POINT COMFORT, Va., February 19.?The last of the navy vessels designated to meet the incoming battleship fleet, the armored cruisers North Carolina and Montana, picked their anchors out of Hampton roads today and sailed to tlie eastward. The big gray cruisers, which are nearly a third as long again as tlie largest of the battleships, will join the fleet tomorrow morning and steam ir again with the combined squadrons of Admirals Sperry and Arnold to the southern drill grounds, fifty miles off the capes, and participate in any maneuvers that may be ordered. The port authorities are making ready 10,000 Greater in Circulation Ten thousand in itself is a great many. Ten thousand families mean 40,000 to 50,000 more people in Washington read The Sunday Star than any other Sunday paper. The total circulation of last Sunday's Star was 43,990. No other Washington Sunday newspaper dares print its figures. ^ 7 ' ^ I ?? a!l. to care for the largest number of yachts and pleasure and excursion craft next Monday that have visited Hampton roads since the time of the famous world's navai rendezvous in 18!?:t in connection with the Chicago world's fair. Sailor From Battleship Lost. NEWPORT, R. I.. February 19? A seaman on hoard the battleship New Hampshire, now hastening to Hampton roads With the American fleet, on the return from the trip around the world, was lost overboard and drowned today, according to a wireless message picked up here. The name of the man was- not learned, the government wireless station giving out no information in the matter. Sperry's Fleet Met at Funchal. K. F. I>roop & Sons' Company, agents for the North German Lloyd Steamship Company, have received a telegram advising them that the Grosser Kurfurst. now on a cruise to the Mediterranean, met at Funchal the homeward-bound battle fleet under Admiral Spcrry. and great enthusiasm was displayed on all siqes. All on board Grosser Kurfurst were reported well. CARRIESIFARLY TEN MILLIONS ! CHAIRMAN BURTON INTRO! DUCES BILL FOR WATERWAYS. Provides for a Large Number of Surveys for Maintenance of Improvements and Commission. Chairman Burton of the liouse committee on rivers and harbors today introduced the emergency and maintenance bill for waterways improvements, which , carries a total appropriation of i It provides for a large number of surveys for the maintenance of improvements previously authorized and for con tinumg the operation of government ! dredges and other works, $8,185,750 is appropriated, wliile $500,000 is provided for emergencies. For continuing tiie improvement of Aransas pass, Texas, $550,000 is provided; for lock and dam No. 57 on the Ohio river, $150,000; the Appomattox river at Petersburg, Va., $00,000; for the Big Sandy river. $55,000, and for Hales baton the Tennessee river, $50,875. For a National Commission. The appropriations previously made for tiiese improvements have been found to be inadequate to complete them The bill provides for a national waterways commission, consisting of live senators and seven members of the House of Representatives to investigate and recommend to Congress legislation for waterways improvements. Fifty thousand dollars is provided ifor the expenses of the commission, which is empowered to employ experts and to investigate waterways in this country and Europe. Provision is also made for a survey for a thirty-five-foot channel in the Dela[ ware river from Philadelphia to the sea, and for the purchase oi the prop" erty of the power company* at Sault Ste ' Marie, on St." Mary's river, which has ' been the cause of dispute in settling the waterway boundary between the Fnited States and Canada. IMPALED ON FENCE FOR DAYS. I r\ i.1. T?_ll 1 T7" I- - jueaiii x uiiuwo ccaiiia j^Apciiciicc of Mexican Ranch Hand. KSCONDIDO. Cat.. February 1!>.? John Martinez, a ranch iiand. is dead as the result of having been impaled upon a barbed wire fence for three days. When found lie was aiive and was taken to tiie hospital, but succumbed to the shock and exposure. When found his head touched the ground upon one side of the fence and his feet on the other. The barbs were imbedded in his abdomen and he was unable to extricate himself. Count Castellane Appeals. PARIS, February lit.?Count Boni de Castellane lias appealed from'the decision of the French court, handed down December :u?. that his three sons remain in the custody of their mother. Princess de Sagan.. It is said that the count's purpose in trying to reopen this issue is to compel the De Sagans to come to a private settlement, .v SHOOTSfflFIN SLEEP Dying Young Girl Accused of Attempt at Suicide. DEED WAS UNCONSCIOUS Father Tells of Previous Incidents of Her Somnambulism. WALKS STREET IN NIGHT ROBE Does Not Know What Has Happened When She Begains Her Senses in ITnRnitnl "Prison "Wnrri. Special Dispatch to The Star. NEW YORK, February 10.?Elizabeth Brennan. seventeen years old. is dying in Bellevue Hospital today from a bullet wound through her body, which she received last night while walking in her sleep in her father's home. No. 417 West .*t<<t h street. There is no question that the girl is a somnambulist and that she was asleep when she fired the bullet Into her breast. She is held in the prison ward in the hospital. however, on a charge of attempted suicide, lodged against her by a policeman who knew nothing of the facts, but who refused to withdraw the charge, even after the truth was made known to him. Awakened by Pistol Shot. Miss Brennan's father is William T. Brennan, superintendent of docks at the foot of West o4th street. On Ills return home last night Brennan placed his revolver on a shelf in the kftch-n. Elizabeth retired to her room at 0. Mr. and Mrs. Brennan retired about 10 o'clock. Half an hour later they were awakened I by a revolver shot. Running to the kitchen Mr. Brennan found his daughter unconscious with a bullet wound extending from the left breast to the back. The bullet had buried itself in the wall. By the unconscious girl was the father's revolver. Policeman Logan called for an ambulance from Roosevelt Hospital. Before the ambulance tame Dr. S. Burnett was attending the girl. The two doctors found Elizabeth's wrist pulse gone. There was a slight pulse in the temples. Both said there was no possible chance for her living more than a few minutes. Dr. Brownell of the hospital staff left the girl almost dead. Heart Action Revives. i'ather O'Keefe of St. Michael's Church was called and administered the last rites of the sacrament. The priest was bending over the unconscious girl, when, suddenly. her heart action became stronger. A few minutes later she opened her eyes and said: "Why. what's the matter? What lias happened to me?" "You have only fallen out of beo," replied the mother. "You must have hurt yourself." "I thought I was asleep," whispered the gin. Then she became unconscious again. A second policeman, Clausen, of the West :;Ttli street station, heard of the shooting. He dec ided the girl had tried to kill herself. He sent for the ambulance a second time, and Miss Brennan was taken away to Bellevue Hospital. Ai the hospital ttie girl again became conscious. She seemed to realize she was shot then, and begged some one to tell her the truth. Father Tells Her of Deed. "Who shot me?" she asked many times. Mr. Brennan then explained liow his daughter had been a sleep walker since she was a small child. "Twice in the past few months," he said, "she lias gone out of her home at night in her nightgown and barefooted and walked through the street. No one who knows Klizabeth can think for a .minute that she shot herself purposely." HOUSE LECTURE ON DECORUM SPEAKER CANNON REPLIES TO /1T?TmT/1T?W ATI 1IIM1 vAl J. Xv/XOJXL Uf JXL?imi>?<XVO. ( ________ Explains from the Floor Why He Should Dislike to "Name" Gentlemen Out of Order. Speaker Cannon replied from the flooi of t lie House today to criticisms of Representative Foster of Vermont. Representative Douglas of Ohio, Representativf Davis of Minnesota and others of the continual disorder in the chamber. Mr Foster had born advocating in a speech during general debate on the t'ortiflcation bill that just before the convening of the next session of Congress at general conference of republicans and dem ocrats be called to consider this question of disorder. The racket in the Hou? during the consideration of public business lias been worse this session thar ev-'f before, old-timers say. and Mr. Foster thinks it about time something was done. Mr. Foster mentioned that twenty-five years ago a member of the House might come on the floor with a "jag" and get away with it, but times had changed, anc the member that tried that sort of thing nowadays would tind himself in trouble with his constituents and everybody else lie thought, however, that conditions might improve still further, so that mem hers might pay some attention to the business before tlie House instead of talk ing or reading or putting their feet ot their desks. Air. uuugias imerrupieu Air. rosier hi this point, desiring to know why tin Speaker could not maintain order by call ing out the names of those members whc refused to heed t lie thumping; of the gavel or tlie admonition of the chair. Here was where Speaker Cannon came into the debate, and members crowdet about him as he reminisced of Speakers past and gone. Mr. Cannon said in effect that in all his terms of service in the House he liac only heard one Speaker?and that was Crisp?call out the name of a member foi being out of order. "In that case." said the Speaker, "the member in cpiestion was made to walk tc his seat ahead of the mace. He was a big enough man to stand it. but I would hate to have it happen to me." Mr. Cannon said he thought that if he called out the names of members for being out e?f order that they would resent It. and that perhaps the incident being published in the newspapers might also hurt that member in his district. Mr. Foster remarked in conclusion that if members of the House were-gentlemen, which they undoubtedly were, being merely thoughtless with respect to observance of the rules of decorum, they certainly should behave as such. He didn't get much applause when he took his seat. SUNDRY CIVIL BILL 1 BIGGESTEVER MADE Appropriates $137,022,070 ] as Reported to House. $33,638,000 FOR CANAL Building to Cost $2,500,000 for Land, Indian and Other Bureaus. MAINE WRECK TO BE REMOVED Million Dollars for Protection^ and Investigation of Public Domain. Cost of Holidays?Secret Service Limitations. , Buildings for Washington. I New building for land and j Indian bureaus, reclamation I service and geological sur- 1 vey $2,500,000 Extension for Garfield ! Hospital $10,000 FACTS AND PROVISIONS. Bid* for removal of wreck of Maine from Havana karlior to he Invited. Half-holidaye roNt >50*eminent f.1.ri00,000 every year. I.anil fraud Invcitigiitimi liberally provided for. General supply commit tor created to supervise government purehaaea. The biggest sundry civil bill ever framed was reported to the House today by Chairman Tawney of the committee 011 appropriations. The bill carries $I.*S7.02*J O70.93. which is $116,663,307.85 less than the regular estimate. but *31,306.701.45 more than the appropriation for the current fiscal year. Of the total. *.'$3,63X.OOO is carried for the isthmian canal, which is reimbursable to the Treasury out of the proceeds of the sale of canal bonds. In the bill the President is authorized, 1 with the consent of the republic of Cuba, , to invite proposals for removing the wreck 1 of the battleship Maine from Havana harbor. and to report to Congress the estimate for this work. New Building for Washington. The construction of a building in Washington. at a cost of IJ.StW.OOO, is authorized. to accommodate the general land office, the Indian bureau, the reclamation service and the geological survey. Outside of the Panama canal appropriation of *33.638.000. the largest item is ilb.574.5lM for river and harbor construction work already authorized by law. For the construction of public buildings *18618.646 Is appropriated. For maintenance of public buildings already erected *l,9o2.000 is appropriated for custodians and Janitors alone. Secretary of the Interior Garfield is granted the $1,000,000 for which lie askeil for the protection of the public domain and the investigation of entries of public land. Hast year Congress gave Secretary Garfield half a million, as compared with a quarter of a million the year before. Now it has given him the full million, the 1 -A. . C . _ .1.1^.1. t, ^ n r-br.M exact auiuuui IVI WHICH ur Cost of Holidays. The committee estimates, as a result of an inquiry made during the hearings on i the bill, that the cost to the government of granting half-holidays and leaves of absence to government employes in the District of Columbia aggregates fully ?J," 00,000. Of the |5,GS2,(NO appropriated for printing and bitiding, $100,000 is to cover holidays granted to the 4.000 employes iu tlie government printing office; $100,000 to cover half-holidays eaah week during i July. August and September. and $325,000 to cover the annual leave granted to employes at the big printing shop. On the recommendation of the Department of Commerce and l^atior. the permanent appropriation, including the head 1 tax collected on every immigrant, is abandoned. Specific appropriation for this service Is made. During the, present fiscal year the permanent appropriation has been exhausted. The department is faced with a defieit of $500,000. General Supply Committee. One revolutionary legislative provision > in the bill has to do with the purchase ? of supplies for the government service. *4- So thut horoa ftpr ;*11 , 11 lO Jll W IU\ (1 ? ?? V *-v. , ! fuel, stationery and other miscellaneous supplies for the executive department and other government establishments in > Washington shall be advertised and con tracted for by the Secretary of Com. merce and Labor instead of by the various departments as at present. [ The bill also creates a general supply [ committee composed of officers, one from j each department or government establishment, which shall be charged with . the duty of preparing an annual sched' ule of governmental supplies to stand, ardize such supplies, eliminating all unnecessary grades and varieties. ; The* public printer is authorized to pay I a rate and a half for Sunday work to r compositors and other employes of th? | government printing office not in receipt of annual salaries. Sixty cents an hour \ is fixed as the rate for linotype and monotype operators. The hill also contains the provision 1 of the measure offered some time ago , by Representative Smith of Iowa that the President shall advise Congress how t the annual estimates, when made each > year, may be reduced to bring them within the revenues. The nrovlsion limiting the activities , of the secret service force, incorporated in the bill last session, is carried as be? fore. i Item of Local Interest. ' Some of the items of more than ordl. nary local interest follow: I For engraving: and printing. $3,369,000; ! an increase of $14,341'. Smithsonian Institution, $770,500; a net increase of $299,420. > Interstate commerce commission, $i,, 395.000; an increase of $160,000. t Bureau of fisheries. $769,950; a reduoI tion of $69,300. Repairs to Interior I?epartnient huild: ing. $30,000; an increase- of $7,500. Improving the Capitol grounds. $27,500; an increase of $2,500, ; Lighting Capitol and grounds, *78.500; an i increase of $35,000. Geological survey, $l,1?2,;t00; a reduction of $330,480. Government Hospital for the Insane. . *467,3(41; an increase of $06,500. Howard University, $162,200; an increase of $?0.<XH>. Freedmen's Hospital, $14,500; an lni crease of $lo,<(00. Buildings and grounds in and around ?