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In 190fV, when as an Inspector under Supt.
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
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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.
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next Sunday in the supplement of The
iunday Star.
(Signed) "POLLY.
INJURIES If GRAVE
Condition of Mr. M oricure Said
to Be Fairly Good.
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LEFT EYE MAY BE SAVED
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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
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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. _
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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.

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