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Harrison Stldman he had trouble over a revolver which he found and which was claimed by the police department. Har rison (Kidman claimed that Mr. Wood held the revolver for a reward of |5 or *lrt and he wanted to dlrmiss Wood from the service. Commissioner West, at that time friendly to Wood, effected a com promise and Mr. Wood was demoted from Inspector at $1,100 to weigh clerk at $2.7ft a day. \. hen Mr. Wood became candidate foi tlit; position of superintendent of street cleaning he had indorsements from hun dreds or business men in this city. Among the letters were communications from Judge Charles S. Bundy, Louis P. Shoe maker, John Joy Kdson. Frank T. ltaw linss. B. H. Warner, Chapin Brown. J. B Klnnear. W. F. Gude, Dr. Truman Abbe, Charles A. Lan?,'ley, Assistant At torney General Campbell. Clarence F. Norment and Eugene Car u si. TRfflf HAS SERIOUS FIRE U ? ? ? I Six Men Carried Down With Falling Wall of the Wool worth Building. TROY. N*. Y.. January 20.?Fire broke out early today in the Boafdman build ing at Fulton and River streets, the busi ness center of the city, and completely wrecked that building and later communi cated to several business houses on the north. The Boardman building was leased by the Carl Company, a dry goods concern, which occupied the first and second floors. The first floor of the same building on the north was occupied by C. E. Wilson as a men's furnishing store. After the fire had eaten Its way through the Board man structure it continued to the Kresge five and ten cent store, wrecking that building, as well as the Wool worth five and ten cent store, which was next door. Imrlng the early forenoon the walls of the Wool worth building fell, carrying with it six paid and volunteer flremen. The work of rescue was started at once, and the first man who was taken out was Fire Captain Zera Link. Later four other firemen were gotten out, and were found to be not seriously injured. Fire lieuten ant Edward J. Butler is still in the ruins, and is believed to have been killed. While at work attempting to release the imprisoned men Harry Kendall was seriously Injured. EXAM (NATION IS WAIVED BY MRS. JOSEPHINE HARRIS Released on Bond?Case Will Await Action of the Grand Jury. Mrs. Josephine Harris, who was ar raigned in the Police Court yesterday, charged with forgery in connection with the case against Mrs. Adell W. Wade, and who was released on 9500 bond on a continuance, appeared In the United States branch of the Police Court today, waived examination and was bound over to the grand jury. Bond was fixed at 1600 and wa| furnished by Charles P. Fletcher, who pledged real estate valued at $4,000. Mrs. Harris was accompanied by Attor ney R. M. Thomas, who yesterday ar ranged for her surrender. In connection with the prosecution of Mrs. Wads for forgery, the United States attorney's office is looking for the speedy arrest of another alleged accomplice. William Shoeaberger, the District morgue master, whose name, he al leges, was forged as indorsement of a note given by Mrs. Wade to James de Maas. says he never heard of the Mrs. Stone mentioned in the case until shortly before the disappearance of Mrs. Wade he received a note signed by that name, which admitted that the writer had "gone too far" and asked him to procure the services of a good lawyer to defend Mrs. Wade. Assistant United States Attorney Given said this morning that his office was not looking for a Mrs. Stone, and had heard nothing of any such person except through the news papers. SHARP DEBATE OH TARIFF. Representatives Randell and Hill Enliven House Session. A good, old-fashioned tariff debate took place In the House of Representatives to day between Representative Randell, a tariff - for - revenue - only democrat from Texas, and Representative Hill of Con necticut. a protectionist. These represen tatives are members of the ways and means committee, and they went at one another hammer and tongs. Representa tive Randell brought up the subject by suggesting that Congress should be called In extra session in March to revise the tariff. This brought Representative Hill to his feet. He wanted to know how Mr. Randell would revise the tariff. "Wei will revise it when the time comes." responded Mr. Randell. "but I am not prepared to submit schedules at this time" Then Mr. Hill recalled one of the pro visions of the Wilson law placing a duty of 30 per cent on fresh meat. "The fresh meat in the Dingley law was 2 cents," said Mr. Hill, "and it Is 1*4 cents In the present law. If you re vise along the lines of the Wilson law you will increase the rate over the exist ing figure. Is that the kind of revision you favor?" Mr. Randell, who comes from a region in Texas where they raise cattle, squirmed a little, but Anally made the confession that the tariff should be fur ther reduced on all food products, wear fng apparel and other every-day necessi ties. Mr. Hill then launched Into an orthodox protection speeo... stirring the democrats to a sharp retort and eliciting applause from his republican brethren. BURNING SHIP ENTERS FORT. Flames Broke Out in Hold While Steamer Was at Sea. F*RANCIS<"0, Cal., January 2*.? The steamer Queen, on which fire broke out last night while she was at sea off Point Reyes, returned to port today with the fire stllf burning. Her passengers, ninety-two In number, were immediately taken off by launches which met her in the stream. The vessel's own pumps had been play ing on the fire from theoutset, and as she was brought to anchor the two Are boats of the city Are department joined n the fight, sending great streams of water into the forehold. I^ater the steamer was token to the Mud flats of 'he Mission street shore in onder that she might be sunk if the flames could not ho extinguished by other means. The Queen, which belongs to the Pa cific Coast Line, left here yesterday for Pwget Sound ports. When the tire alarm was given the wireless operator sent out an "8. O. 8." message, which brought many responses from land and sea. Five steamers and tugs went to the assistance of the Queen. However, before midnight her master, Capt. Zeh, sent a wireless message saying that he had the fire un der control and would reach port in safety. Prince Charming Accepted. Prince Charming: Tour credentials are entirely satisfactory and I shall bo pleased to present you to my paper play mate. "Sister Prue," whom you met at the costume ball. You may call on us next Sunday in the supplement of The iunday Star. (Signed) "POLLY. INJURIES If GRAVE Condition of Mr. M oricure Said to Be Fairly Good. ? ? ??*? LEFT EYE MAY BE SAVED ? m+ Physician States No Bones Are Broken, Except in Nose. FIVE MEN ATTACKED LAWYER Assault Result, It If Said, of Al leged Questioning ft Veracity of Witness in Court. R. C. U MON"CURE. Although badly beaten by several men as he was leaving the Rockville court house yesterday, and bearing other marks of their violence besides a broken nose, R. C. L. Moncure, a prominent attorney and member of the Moncure family of Virginia, is not, as was at first feared, in a dangerous condition, and there is hope that his left eye, which was kicked, is not permanently injured. Dr. H. Clifton King of 1422 K street northwest, to whose house Mr. Moncure was taken by his brother Frank after the assault,.said he bad heard by phone today from Dr. W. P. Moncure of Fair fax, Va., Mr. Moncure's father, who is in., attendance upon his son, that the tatter's condition was fairly good, and he expect ed that later in the day Mr. Moncure would be able to come to this city for a further examination of his eye. Dr. King said there was a very bad blood bruise on the cheek bone near the left eye, but he had found a reasonable amount of vision in the eye, and he was fiopeful that careful treatment would bring it around all right. Mr. Moncure s face bears marks and abrasions as the results of the kicks he had received. His body, near the ribs, was badly bruised and his knee injured, said Dr. King, but a superficial examination failed to show any broken bones, except in the nose. Mr. Moncure, he said, told him he was set upon by five men, three of whom he knew, while on his way from the court house to the hotel to get his valise, and he was badly kicked after being knocked down. Attacked in Front of Court. The assault occurred ip front of the courthouse. Sheriff Viett of Montgom ery county placed Peyton Whalen, his chief deputy; Joseph Whalen, the lat ter's brother, and Joshua T. Offutt under arrest on charges of assault. They were taken at the time before Justice Read ing of Rockville, whose mother was then dying and has since died, and he, knowing the parties and not realizing the serious ness of the assault, it is said, released them on their personal recognisances. The assault, it is alleged, grew out of developments during the day in the Rock ville circuit court, during a hearing in the suit to break the will of Franklin I. OfTutt, Mr. Moncure being one of the at torneys for the plaintiffs. Mr. Moncure Is said to have asked Joseph Whalen during the hearing, if, during the day. he had not made a certain statement. Whalen denied it, whereupon a witness was put upon the stand who, it is said, testified he had made the statement. This alleged questioning of Whalen's veracity, it is said, led to the assault. Warren M. Mitchell of the firm of Mitchell 8c Weaver, stenographers, who was with Mr. Moncure when he was at tacked, said there was no other provoca tion for the assault. He and Mr. Mon cure were on their way to the hotel, when the Whalen brothers, it Is alleged, rushed up to them and the assault began. Joseph Whalen Is said to have struck Mr. Moncure In the face, and when Mitchell sought to Intervene he was pushed aside by several other men. In the meantime, it is said, Mr. Moncure was knocked down by Deputy Sheriff Whalen and the latter and others began kicking the prostrate man. It was denied today that OflTutt took part in the assault, and it was claimed that he was simply an onlooker anu assisted the in jured man to his feet and to a drug store after the assault. * . Version of Mr. Spates. W. Outerbrldge Spates, who saw the assault, said today, it is reported, that there was no conversation preceding the assault; that Mr. Moncure stumbled and fell and as he arose was struck and knocked down again, when ths men pounced upon him. He was not clear as to who struck the first blow. Sheriff Viett today said he would take no action until after he had consulted with the state's attorney, who was away from Rockville today. The assault, it is claimed, was not in contempt of court, because under a legislative act of 1908 it was committed outside the courtroom and did not interfere with the adminis tration of justice. Mr. Moncure, after the assault, was taken to a druft store and Drs. F. N. Henderson and George E. Cook of Rock ville attended him. Later he took a car for Washington with his brother Frank and went in a cab to the office of Dr. i King. At o'clock last night he was ! able to leave for his home. Dr. King said today that Mr. Moncure's eyes had been injured some time ago by an explosion in his motor car, and that he had been treating them. After the assault much concern was felt lest the left eye had been permanently destroyed. It was for this reason that Mr. Moncure was hurried to Dr. King's office on his arrival In the city. DISAGREE ON WAGES, Officials and Locomotive Firemen Fail to Agree on Increase. CHICAGO, January 26.?Representa tives of the 35,000 locomotive firemen employed on sixty-one western railroads and the general managers, who have been conferring over a dispute as to the wages to be paid on a certain class of engines, have failed to reach an agree ment and the wages will continue the same. A year ago an arbitration board gave firemen on engines with a 24-inch cyl inder or.over and on compound engines weighing over 215,000 pounds $3.75 per day. The general managers claimed this was a mistake, as many of the engines were equipped with superheaters that re duced the amount of coal burned to the same level as the smaller classes of en gines. The firemen wanted an ? increase of 20 per cent in wages in lieu mt the award of the arbiters. SHOT FOR BURGLAR George J. Shipley Is Instantly Killed by Allen D. Deason. SELF-DEFENSE iS PLEA Says Victim Was Trying to Enter Kitchen Door of His Home. SHIPLEY'S SISTER AROUSED Calls Shooting Unjustifiable, Saying Burglars Don't Enter Houses by Kittling Knobs. Mistaken for a burglar attempting to gain entrance to the home of Allen D. Deason, a sewing machine aqent of 200^ Bryant street northeast, last night, George J. Shipley, a carpenter, who un Ijl two weeks ago resided at 20 Sth street southeast, was shot and instantly killed by Deason. Deason is detained at the tenth pre cinct police station pending an inquest to be held at the District morgue at 11:30 , o'clock tomorrow morning. The body of Shipley is at the morgue. An autopsy was performed by Deputy Coroner White j at 11 o'clock this morning. It shows that three bullets entered Shipley's body. The fatal one passed through the aorta and then into the left I lung. The other two passed into the center of his chest. Fires Shots In Self-Defense. Deason declares he fired the shots which killed Shipley in self-defense. In ; his statement to the police Deason said i that shortly after 8 o'clock last night he was sitting in a room on the second floor of his home with his wife an<J tvv? ^h dren, Doris, eleven years old, and a babv. eleven months old, and Miss Nel lie Milton of Warrenton, Va., a house 8Miss Milton's attention was attracted by a slight noise in the rear of the house, and she mentioned that fact to Mr. .Dea son The latter attached no Importance to it until a short time later when the noise was heard again. *piis time it was louder, and sounded as if some one was trying to force an entrance into the k Taking his pistol. Mr. Deason proceeded to the lower floor. As he entered the kitchen, he says, he again heard the noise just outside of the door. had hold of the knob as though trying to open the door. "As I opened the door a man sprang at me," Mr. Deason declares. "I had my revolver leveled, .and as the intruder grabbed hold of me I fired. I do not know how many times I fired. Tells Wife He Killed Man. The man fell in a heap in the small vestibule Just outside of the .kitchen door. Believing that the intruder was dead, Mr. Deason ran upstairs and told his wife that he had killed a man Mr then went to the home of ,James Callan, which is directly back of his home. He met Mr. Callan, who had been attracted by the shots, in the yard. He told him what had occurred. A telephone message was sent to Freea men's Hospital for the ambulance, and Mr Callan notified the police of the tenth precinct. Mr. Deason returned to his home. There he found his wife hysterical. He was endeavoring to quiet her when the ambulance and police arrived. The physician in charge of the ambu lance pronounced the man at the kitchen door dead. He said that from the nature of his wounds he roust have died instant ly. Deason was taken into the station ?house. As soon as the police of the tenth pre cinct were informed of the shooting they notified Lieut. Hartley, night chief of de tectives, who sent Detective Sprlngman to the scene. With Lieut. Slattery, Pre cinct Detective Weber and several police men of the tenth precinct. Detective Sprlngman made an investigation. He stated the story told at the station house by Deason is corroborated by both his wife and Miss Milton. Shipley Identified. Detective Sprlngman searched the cloth ing of.the deceased. A carpenter's union card bearing the name of George J. Ship ley Was found In hia pocket. The body was later identified at the morgue by Policemen Warfleld and Price of the fifth precinct as that of Shipley. Miss iS. D. Shipley of 426 11th street southeast, a sister of the deceased, ex plained today that her brother had been living at the hOme of another sister at 20 8th street southeast until about two weeks ago, when, in order to be near his place of business, he removed to the Maryland House, 2019 Georgia avenue. He resided there last summer. Miss Shipley admits that her brother drank at inter vals, and said he was a great walker when he Imbibed too freely, taking the' walk to overcome the effects of the drink. She thought her brother had drunk too freely yesterday, and after trying to walk It off was on his "way to his sister's house. His condition was such, however, that he made a mistake. This belief she says Is justified to some extent by the fact that the number of the Deason house is 200 and that of her sister's house 20. Miss Shipley says it is unbelievable that her brother could have made an attack upon Mr. Deason. Such a thing was contrary to his disposition, she said. When under the influence of liquor, she said, he would stare straight ahead. It is her opinion when Mr. Deason open ed the door her brother may have stared at him and, In surprise at seeing a stranger, perhaps staggered. Her opinion^ and that of the tnepibers ?f her family Is that the shooting was unjustifiable, as, she eaid, burglars do not attempt <ie break into houses at 8 o'clock in the evening by rattling knobs, especially when the residents of the house are awake and dressed, as evidenced by the light in the house and the early hour of the evening. , v .. ? The theory advanced by the police to day is that Shipley had been drinking and went to the rear door of the Deason house by mistake. ? Mrs. W. A. Dixon, wife of W. A. Dixon of No. 12 engine company, whose home Is not far from the Deason residence, says she heard the shooting and be lieved from a description of the dead man he was the same man who stopped in front of her home earlier in the even ing. Mr. Dixon told Detective Weber that about 7:30 o'clock last evening a man answering the description of Shipley, according to his wife, stopped in front of his house about fifteen minutes. The man was sitting on a settee in front of the house and his wife said he was under the Influence of liquor and she and her children watched him from an tjpper window. When he left he staggered along Lincoln road in the general direc tion of the Deason home. - Leaves Widow and Three Children. E. W. Charlton, proprietor of the Mary, land House, said today that Mr. Shipley had been a guest there for the last two weeks and started out yesterday as usual for his place of business. Eisinger Brothers of 2100 Georgia ave nue. lumber dealers, say Shipley had been employed by them for the last four or five years. Shlplev is survived by his wife and three children, from whom he has lived apart for some time, and by two sisters and two brothers, one of them. C. E. Shipley, who has been quarterman at the office of yards and docks at the Wash ington navy yard for twenty-five years past, and the other, former Sheriff Ship ley of Howard county, Md. The deceased was a member of Naval Royal Arch Chapter. No. 6, and De Molav Mounted Commandery, No. 4, Knights Templar, of this city, and of Solomon's Lodge, No. 121, of Savage, Md. The time of the funeral has not yet been set, but the services and Interment will take place at Laurel, Md. Mrs. Deason was prostrated by the shooting and last night a physician was summoned to attend her. Her husband was assigned to the witneM room at the station house. HISTORIC BRIDGE WHICH NEEDS REPAIRS, AND ICE FORMED BY WASTING WAT _ - - . _ Hopes Senate Will Favor Tariff Commission Bill. RUMORS OF A FILIBUSTER Senator Smoot Discusses Legislation With the President. PBOF. THWING A CALLER Chief Executive's Trip, Beginning March 10, Will Take in Atlanta, Cleveland and Cincinnati. President Taft spent the entire day yes terday writing: his message, and can celed all engagements that he might not be disturbed. Last night, at 10 o'clock, he summoned his cabinet and read the document to them, explaining in detail the features of the proposed pact It Is understood a few changes were made in the message as a result of the confer ence. Accompanying Mr. Taft's message will be a statement by Secretary of State jKnox concerning the reciprocity nego tiation*. Announcement is made that President Taft will appoint to the new permanent tariff commission, if that body is author ized by Congress, the present members of the tail ft board and fill the two remain ing places by the appointment of demo- j crats. - - Inasmuch as assurances have been riven that the House democrats will vote for the bill, the President is hope ful that the democrats in the Senate will fall into line andL support the measure now pending in the House. There are rumors afloat that a filibuster against the bill is anticipated by prominent members of the minority in the upper House, but Mr. Taft is still optimistic regarding the passage of this measure. Hopeful of Every Bill. Senator Smoot of Utah conferred with the President this morning concerning the outlook for legislation at this ses sion. The President told the senator he was hopeful of the success of his program and insists that every bill ad vocated by him be enacted before March 4. Prof. Charles F. Thwing, president of Western Reserve University, Ohio, was introduced to the President today by Senator Barton. Mr. Taft briefly dis cussed the status of his legislative pro gram with Senator Burton, and was em phatic in declaring his optimism. With Thomas J. Carroll, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Gloucester, Mass., Representative Gardner of Massa chusetts called on the President before noon. Both men are interested in the reciprocity negotiations and are anxious to learn the details of the schedule in the agreement relating to the Importation of fish from the Dominion. Representative McMorran of Michigan introduced to the President a delegation of shipmasters of the great lakes, who are in this city for a Convention. Champ Clark a Visitor. Champ Clark, next Speaker of the House of Representatives, was In con I ferencS with the President today to dis cuss matters of local interest to his dis trict in Missouri. Plans for the President's trip, beginning March 10, are maturing. He will go first to Atlanta to attend the southern com mercial congress. On his way north he i probably will stop off at Anderson, S. C., I atid Cleveland, and from there go to his ?home in Cincinnati, Ohio, for a few days. He will address a meeting of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick in the latter city March 17. James E. West, secretary of the "Boy Scout" movement, accompanied by George Pratt of New York, treasurer of the organisation, again conferred with Mr. Taft relative to his participation in the session of the directors of that body in this city in February. The President has promised to receive the delegates in the east room of the White House and formally open the meeting with an ad dress. Bariles' Resignation Received. The letter of resignation of William Barnes, Jr., as surveyor of the port of Albany, X. Y., lias been received at the White House. Although it was not made public, it is understood Mr. Barnes quits his post to devote the fereater part of his time to administering the affairs of the G. O. P. In the Empire state. Another reason that is advanced for his change is that he does not desire the impression to go abroad that the republi can leaders in New York are all office holders. Senator McCumber, following a confer ence with the President this morning, said the pension plan indorsed by the G. A. R. convention at Atlantic City last summer would be considered by his committee; as well as the various other substitutes discussed in the House when the budget was up for passage several weeks ago. The G. A. R. plan would increase the pension appropriation by $15,000,000. . Among other callers at the White House today were Secretary of the Navy iMeyer, Secretary of Commerce and Labor Nagsl, Senators Stephenson of Wisconsin, Smoot of Utah, Briggs of Delaware, Burkett of Nebraska and Chamberlain of Oregon. Representatives who visited the President were Howland of Ohio, Hollingsworth of Ohio, Byrns of Tennessee, Morehead of North Carolina, Douglas of Ohio, McDer mott of Illinois, Dwight and Young of New York, Legare of South Carolina, McLachlan of California, Crumpacker of Indiana, MoCredie of Washington, Hill of Connecticut, CUne of Indiana, Jamison of Iowa, Hinshaw of Nebraska, McGulre of Oklahoma and Hayes of California. Col. Cecil Lyon, republican national committeeman of Texas, discussed Texas politics with the President for a few mia utes toAay. He < incidentally talked of the revolt in Mexico. _ 4 RUMOR NO! VERIFIED No Further News Regarding Explosion on the Wheeling. QUERY WIRELESS STATIONS Gunboat, Which Left New York January 22, Is Due at Guan tan&mo Tomorrow. NBW YORK, January 28.?No confirma tion of reports current during the early hours of the morning that an explosion had occurred on board the United States gunboat Wheeling, en route from New York to Guantanamo, Cuba, Is to <be had from any source. Inquiry at all the wireless stations in this neighborhood showed that no mes sages containing even a hint of an acci dent of any sort to the Wheeling had been picked up and reports from stations up and down the coast were equally lack ing in confirmatory tidings. The Brooklyn navy yard had had no in timation of any trouble the gunboat had experienced and a wireless message from the revenue cutter Seneca, lying down the harbor, said that the Seneca's wireless operator had received no messages rela tive to the Wheeling. Vessels Hear Nothing. SAVANNAiH, Ga., January 26.?The wireless station here was in communi cation this morning with several ves sels out at sea, none of which had been in touch with the United States gunboat Wheeling, reported to have met with an accident. HAVANA, .Cuba, January 2U.?No in formation has been received here regard ing the United States gunboat Wheeling, by wireless or otherwise, beyond the vague rumor cabled from the United States that Commander Brittain's vessel had met with some sort of a mishap. The Wheeling is due at Guantanamo, Cuba, tomorrow. It is assumed that she is proceedings either through the Florida strait or in the longer course around the eastern end of the island today. Wireless Stations Notified. In view of the alarming report about an accident to the Wheeling, the Navy De partment has instructed the wireless sta tions at Norfolk and Key West to exert every effort to get into communication with the vessel. The rumor that the gun boat has been .blown up at sea is discred ited in official quarters here. Even if the Wheeling had met with disaster, It s pointed out, she is too far out at sea for any hint of it to have reached the shore, unless the vessel had communicated with the coast points by wireless. As no such reports have been received, confidence is expressed that she is safely making her way to Guantanamo, Cuba. The Wheeling left New York for Guan tanamo January 22. As she is due there tomorrow naval officers believe that she is not now far distant from the Cuban port. The gunboat Is on her way to Cen tral America for service in those waters. At 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon the collier Leonldas sighted the Wheeling and exchanged signals with her In the lati tude of Charleston. S. C., or approxi mately 450 miles south of New York. This is nearly half of the distance from New York to Guantanamo. The Wheel-, ing at that time did not report any trouble. This is the last word received by the Navy Department from the gun boat since she left New York harbor. TO AWAIT OFFICIAL PROTEST. Got. Spry Gives Advice to Brigham Young's Family. SALT LAKE CITY, January 28.?Mem bers of the Young family were advised by Gov. Spry yesterday to Ignore the un official protests against the ornamenta tion of the battleship Utah's silver with the portrait of Brigham Young. The governor told the committee that waited on him that he did not think the agitation of the matter would have any effect and that it would be time enough to ressnt an Insult to the state when such an Insult was forthcoming from a re sponsible source. It Is understood dev. Bpry'g counsel has been accepted. SPENDS TOO MUCH Representative Johnson Scores District Government. RAPS EDUCATION BOARD Insists That School Facilities Are Totally Inadequate. SAYS COST IS $557 PEK PUPIL Fault Also Found With Police and Fire Departments of the City. Consideration of the District of Co lumbia appropriation bill was resumed in the House of Representatives late this afternoon. More than an hour's time was consumed in general debate ; on the tariff question. Representative Johnson of Kentucky then took the floor to criticise the number of employes carried on the District rolls in the various depart ments, contending there were too many. He also insisted that school facilities were inadequate. Mr. Johnson entered on a general de nunciation of the extravagance of the local government. He declared there were eighty people employed to take care of the District building, and that the Commissioners had authority to employ as many more if they choose. He also criticised the police and fire departments. "And so in the District," he said, "we have an army of 10,000 or 12,000 persons on the pay roll, only one-half of whose compensation is paid by the District. And yet we hear a constant clamor against the alleged niggardly manner in which the people of the District are treated by Congress. As a matter of fact, there is not a single town, city, county or state where the people are treated as liberally as the people of the District." Too Few to Each School. Mr. Johnson criticised the board of education, declaring that while the board claimed there was an average of 752 to each ibullding, the number was nearer 900. But, even granting those fig ures to be correot, he declared that the cost pef year was $557 per pupil. Next year the figure would be |806 per pupil, he said. "This," said Mr. Johnson, "makes a big enough total to build a three-room house for every poor family in the District." During the last twenty-two years the salaries of school teachers, Mr. Johnson declared, had been Increased 400 per cent, while the attendance had increased only 50 per cent;. Mr. Johnson denounced the millionaires who come to the District of Columbia to evade various taxes, and who send their children to the public schools here, where they have free text books and other things furnished by the District. He an nounced himself in favor of free school supplies to the poor, but said he thought all those who could afford to pay should do so. CHICAGO NEXT YEAE. Selection by Executive Committee of Federal Conncil of Churches. Chicago was chosen by the executive committee of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America for the quadrennial meeting of the organisation in December, 1012, at the closing session of the committee's annual meeting at the Shoreham today. The session cJme to an end slhortly after noon and was an ex ecutive one. It was later also given out that the committee had decided to meet again in Kansas City. Mo., in December of thia year. The question of allotting unoccu pied mission fields and redlstrictlng the energies of the mission organisations to prevent duplications was left for the quadrennial meeting. A large number of the pastors of the various Protestant 4?omlnatlo? were in attendance. * ? MILK REPORT FILED Chamber of Commerce Com mittee Submits Its Findings. HEALTH OFFICE INDORSED Complaints of Dairymen's Associa tion Declared Without Foundation. TUBERCULIN TEST APPROVED Compulsory Pasteurisation of All Milk Sold is Also Recommended, ?gainst District Plant. Outlining a complete system for pro tecting tbe milk supply of the District of Columbia from Impurities, the special committee on milk investigation of the Chamber of Commerce today made pub lic its final report, which with Its rec ommendations will be laid before the chamber for approval. In Its report the committee declares thst the complaints and charges which were made sgalnst the health depart ment of the District by the Dairymen's Association were unfounded, and that the administration of the health office by Dr. W. C. Woodward has bepn unusually ef ficient and satisfactory The committee also goes on record In favor of the tuberculin test and of pas teurisation. If the committee has its wsy the only milk which will be permitted in the Dis trict for sale and consumption will be certified milk, inspected mlllf or pas teurized milk, according to the Melvln classification of 1907. The committee goes on record in its report against the operation of the Straus pasteurisation plant here by the District government. It favors, in stead, the distribution of milk to the poor, especially for infants, through charitable Institutions already estab lished. No Increase in Cost. The charge made by representatives of the dealers and producers in the District that the enforcement of the regulations prepared by the District health office will result In an increase in the price of milk, thereby raising the cost of living beyond what it is at present, is declared to be without foundation. Ten cents per quart for milk is the highest price which the committee be lieves will be reached for a long time. It points out that several dealers here already sell milk which has been treated according to the remommenda tions of the committee for less than 10 cents a quart. The suggestion made by dealers and producers that the rig^id enforcement of the regulations prepared by the health department and the Department of Agriculture for the control of the milk supply would result in a serious milk famine in tho District of Colum bia is disbelieved by the committee. The report of the milk committee is voluminous, containing 250 pages of type written matter. In addition to this there is an appendix containing 300 pages. The work has consumed nearly four months and the committee has had the benefit in its investigations of authorities on milk and Its care In all parts or tne country. It Is believed that It will be considered a standard work on milk through the country. wn The committee consists of J. Louis Wil lige. chairman; George W. Whlte Benja mln W. Quy. Thaddeus C. Dulin and William D. Hoover. At the meeting of the committee a vote of thanks was ex tended to Mr. Willige for his work to writing the report. Health Department Indorsed. Referring to the complaints lodged by the representatives of the Dairymen s Association the committee finds that the administration of the health department und<T the supervision of Dr. Woodward, health officer, has been unusually ef ficient and satisfactory: that the in spectors appointed to the service have been competent and capable oi discharg ing their duties with satisfaction. The report contains slxty^hree recom mendatlons which it urges the Chamber of Commerce to approve. Among these recommendations are the following That unless washing, bottling and cap ping machines and other apparatus and the maintenance of a separate "ales room be uniformly Insisted upon, ?> de merit be recorded by the health depart ment against the small dealer not pos sessing these appurtenances. That Congress provide a Suitable in crease In the number of inspectors to fully meet the requirements of tqe mills inspection service. _ . . . That no investigation be authorised of the administration of the District health department as proposed by the Dairy men's Association, the department being, in the view of the committee, singularly free from conditions demanding such an investigation. That all milk supplied for the use of hospitals, foundling asylums and other institutions within the District of Colum bia supported wholly or In part by pub lic funds be required to comply with the classification recommended by the Wash ington milk conference of 1907, subject to the exceptions recommended by the committee. Tuberculin Tests. That official applications of the tubercu lin test to farm animals be restricted to authorised veterinarians or other skilled persons under the supervision of the fed eral government, so far as this coincides with the powers granted by the federal Constitution for the regulation of inter state commerce. That all animals exposed to tuberculosis be retested at Intervals of six months to one year. That with a view to securing uniformity In legislation regarding the control and eradication of bovine tuberculosis the laws of the United States. Canada and other American countries governing the admission of animals from without their (borders be made stringent and as uni form as possible, as well as those regu lating the lnterprovinclal movement of cattle. While the oommittee unqualifiedly fa vors the application of the tuberculin test, it especially recommends that the test be applied gradually, the herds supplying milk to the District being Inspected seri atim with such gradualness as may be in telligently calculated to enable the re placement of Infected animals with healthy ones, thus avoiding a possible shortage in the District milk supply. For this purpose it is proposed by the com mittee that a period of approximately two years. January 1, 1913. might appropriate ly and advantageously be fixed for the in troduction of the test compulsorily among herds supplying milk for the Washington market. Compulsory Pasteurisation. That the pasteurisation of all milk net "certified" or "inspected" In conformance with the requirements of the classification recommended by the Washington milk conference of 1907 be Insisted upon, and that for this purpose it be required that an exposure of the milk uniformly at a temperature of 140 degrees J- <? <tenet C.) continuously for a period of thirty minutes (or 145 degrees F. for a period of twenty minutes) be enforoed. with the un derstanding that the. periods of .thirty to twenty minutes referred to shall not in clude the interval during which the milk is attaining the specified temperature That compulsory pasteurisation as pro posed be arranged to take effect January J'That the contemplated paatsurlring niant or plantt be oonducted under pri vate auspices and not maintained by the District government, the establishment ef such plants under municipal ownership top, la the neither neewtry nor dertrable. Cleansing of Beoeptaclea, * Ths* the regulattons issoefl tor tt? Dt* trtot Mma 31, WW, pr# scribing undsr penalty that any pemr 1 In the DMriot << OrimnbU who rsoelve* milk or cream for sale shall immediate after emptying the receptacle In whlc such milk or srsam has been rsosiv? thoroughly rinse such receptacle, mo as 1 free the tune from all remnant* of mill and of cream, or cause ?icto receptacW to be so rinsed, be amended by ellmi-* natlng the words "for sale," so as to es| tend this requirement to oonsumers snS all other persons as well as to dealers That the President of the United Stated be requested to direct the Department <?| Agriculture and the bureau of publid health and marine hospital service of the Treasury Department, In co-operation, t Investigate the relative value of raw att< pasteurized milk for infant feeding, witu a view to arriving at a Anally authorita tive settlement of this controversial sub? Ject amonr sanitarians and physician* generally. It Is believed that the solu? tlon of this question as reeards Infant feeding would also have an Important n* fluenoe in determining the relative merits of raw and pasteurized milk for adult consumption. ! IP. SUDDENLY IN A CAFE Expires While Talking With Friend, Immediately Fol lowing Luncheon. Thomas Percy Woodward, vice i>re<d dent of the District and Washington Title Insurance Company, dropped dead from heart failure shortly before 2 o'clock thin afternoon at the L<e*ekam cafe, 1328 F street. Mr. Woodward had finished luncheon in the cafe and was talking with J. R. Freeman in the front room, preparatory to returning to business, when he dropped to the floor and ex pired without speaking. An ambulance was summoned from the Emergency Hospital immediately, but the physician In charge pronounced Mr. Woodward dead when he arrived. His brother, Dr. William C. Wcodward. health officer of the District, was sum money by telephone and Immediately as sumed charge of the body, pending the arrival of the coroner. Mr. Woodward was widely known in professional and commercial circles ?>f Washington. He was a director of tit. Union Trust Company, a member of the District bar. a professor of law at the Howard University and a member of the Board of Trade. Had Not Been Seriously 111. Although he had been ill for a short time last summer and had not been In the best of health lately, it was not thought he was threatened with any serious ill ness. This morning he did not complain of feeling ill while at his desk at tilO 13tii street. He went to the Dosekam for luncheon, as was his custom. He leaves a wife, four brothers?Jamee Morris. Frank Albert, Mark R. and Wil liam C., all residents of the District?and his mother, Mrs. Martha J. Woodward of 125 New York avenue northwest. Mr. Woodward was the son of the lata ! Mark R. Woodward. Hs was born la Washington and received his education in the publio schools here and at ons |or the local universities. After leaving school he studied law with | the late William P. Woodward, an uncle and a prominent member of the District bar. He married Miss Anna Applemaa of Washington. There were no children. He was a grandson of William Wood ward, an old-time printer, who lived for many years on I street between 5th and 6th streets northwest The family built a residence there in 1838. It then being the only house within a distance of ssv leral hundred yards. 11011IWHEATED (Continued From First Page.) had come in during the discussion, found out from a colleague what it was all about and Immediately displayed an au> | iety to get into the game. Usual Procedure Followed. "There is no mystery here, so far as I I know," he said. "When I saw in the pa pers that the Ballinger-Pinchot report had been referred to my committee on ag riculture, I inquired and found that it had been forwarded, following the usual procedure, to the government printing of fice to be printed. Since then I have made inquiries, and every time have been in formed that the matter was being de layed on account of the necessity of pre paring a lithographed map of Alaska, for inclusion In the report. If there lias been any unnecessary delay It cannot b* | charged to the agriculture committee or its chairman." Mr. Hitchcock broke in with the eoin , ment that he thought Mr. Scott's explana tion really called for an investigation. "We have Juat heard another and dif ferent explanation from the ll?>s of the Speaker." ho said. "The Speaker spoke of extra copies causing the delay. Now it is a map." Mr. Cannon, mad clear through, se cured order with his gavel and declared I he had made that statement on the au thority of his parliamentarian, Asher Hinds. . .... . - "The chair Is not bound," he said, to literal accuracy. The report passed away from him when the reference was made. The Speaker believes the reference was strictly in accordance with the law, the I rules and the practice of the House. If the gentleman from Nebraska is as anx ious to have the facts known as is the 1 chairman the chair will be_ satisfied. ! Representative James then made a brief speech, declaring he cast no asper I sions on ths Speaker, but that he thought the facts should be known. He thought the House had a right to know where the important Ballinger-Pinchot report I had been slumbering. Long Time Between Steps. "It hss taken forty-nine days,** he I said, "from the time this report came to the floor to get to the agricultural com mittee. If it takes as long to get back Congress will have adjourned. I went to the clerk of the agricultural committee and found out the government printing office has hardly started to print the re port. L?et us have the facts." Representstlve Mann of Illinois held up a document, calling attention to the fact that it was the first volume of the thir teen volumes to be contained In the re port. "This contains an Intricate map," he said. "I suppose when the democrats get control of the House they will have a printing office that can make maps off hftnd " Representative Cooper of Pennsylvania, chairman of the printing committee of the House, declared he had made an in vestigation to ascertain the cause of th? delay on the report and had found that the map-making proposition had dune the tr**So far as your map is concerned," in terjected Mr. James, "that is mere pre. tenee I am lnformsd by a member who called up on the telephone that the gov ernment printing office is Just starting to orlnt the second volume of the report if R has taksn forty-nine days to get two volumes how long will Congress have been sdjournsd when all are printed. Thirteenth Hot Necessarily Last, "Oh," suggested Mr. Mann, "they don't have to print ths thirteenth volume after ths second." "That would hs going backward, as you usually do," rejoined Mr. James. "That Is ths finest argument I ever heard you make," said Mr. Mann. "That is an excellent sample of your logic." When Mr. Payne moved the previous question the debate was cut off short an4 the resolution adopted.