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(Which lays the entire city at your feet.) From a Home Like This (6 rooms and bath?3 story front effect) Purchasable at a Price Like This? $3,300 And on Terms Like This $200 CASH .92 Per =Month 226 (which pays directly on the home, Including all interest.) And You Have the Reason Why nearly 200 "High View" homes are already sold, while less than half that number are completed and a goodly number not even started as yet. When you stop and consider the fact that altogether the homes to be built at "High View'' number but 300 to 350, you must reaTize tTiat your rfpport unity to secure the greatest five room home-buying opportunity in Washington is fast drawing to a close?and that it is high time finding out just what you are going to do with that rent expense that comes around every month, but gives you nothing in return that will count for the future. The builders have but just completed several of these homes. Here is your opportunity to buy a home which you can imme diately occupy. Miss this opportunity and you will have to wait for the completion of the "High View"' home you will eventually buy?unless you put the matter off until they are all sold, and that will be no very long time, let us assure you. TO INSTECT?Take any G street car marked "Brooklana" or "North Capitol and W streets," get off at Rhode Island avenue and walk one square east. The owners have under course of construction more of these homes. It will be several months before they are completed. If you haven't the necessary $200 first payment to put into one of the homes now ready for immediate occu pancy, you can have us reserve one of the next lot for you by arranging to make us small monthly payments. In this way, by the time the homes are ready for occu pancy, you will have saved enough to make the first payment. After that all you need pay is per month, which applies directly on the home, including all in terest. Shannon & Luchs 713 14th Street N.W. "Look for Our Green and W7hite Sign." WAEBUHG AND 0EAT0EY. Features of Entertainment by Alcan tara. Caravan of the Alhambra. Alcantara Caravan. Order of the Alham. bra. gave a ?had bake at Vll|a Flora Clpb Wednesday evening. After oratorical preliminaries by Grand Commander Jo seph P. Cuilen the cave) went to E. J. Male)-, master of the oasis, who kept things humming until 11 o'clock. Among those who contributed to the en tertainment program were Dr. H. J. Cros mo, Thomas Costigau, J.. F. Brennan apd P. 8. Warren. Remarks were made by George R. Repetti, vice supreme com mander of the order; W J McGee, vice commander of Alcantara Caravan; J. 8. Easby-Smtth. Thomas J. Fisher. John A. Eckert and Past Grand Commander Wil liam E. Palro. Senator H?nry Fountain. Ashurst of Arizona and Andrew P. Martin, also of Arifcema, and a nuKiber of other guests were present. The speech of the evening was made by Senator Ashurst.. The entertainment was interspersed with songs led by the warblers of the caravan. Sir Nobles Fisher, Harlow and Easby-Smith. It pays to read the want columns of The Star. Hundreds of situations are tilled through them. FOE UPLIFT OF THE P00E. Alley Improvement Association Will Hold All-Day Meeting. An all-day meeting yvill be held by the Alley Improvement Association of Wash ington at Shiloh Baptist Chttrch, May 14. in observance of its fourth anniver sary. Reports will be read and the an nual election of officers will be heM at 11 a. ni. There will be a conference from 3:30 until 5:30 o'clock in the afternoon. In the evening addresses will be delivered on the condition and needs of the city's poor. FAVOR THEIR CLERKS House Members Vote an Ad vance in Helpers' Pay. ADD $216,500 TO EXPENSES Fortner Speaker Cannon Starts Fight by Moving Increase. WAR OF WORDS OVER ECONOMY Discussion' of Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation Bill Takes Wide Bange. No matter how the democratic policy of economy applies to the department clerks in this city, the democratic House of Representatives plainly showed its mettle yesterday afternoon in the debate on the legislative, execu tive and judicial appropriation bill, when it voted, 63 to 48, to increase the salaries of the secretaries to members of the House by $500 a year each. Led by former Speaker Cannon, who in troduced the amendment, a storm of insurrection arose against economy so close to home, and despite the argu ments of Representative Johnson, author of the legislative bill, and Rep resentative Fitzgerald, chairman of the appropriations committee, the House added $216,500 by this means to the amount carried in the bill, it was not a party issue. To combat the charge that representa ^fe,, th,e "a'artes appropriated for tn^ir clerks for their own personal gain, i Representative Bartlett of Georgia intro-i duced an amendment which will put the clerks on the roll of the House, to be appointed by the members. Heretofore the money for clerk hire has been paid direct to the members. Effort to Equalize Janitors' Pay. After The Star's report yesterday closed, Representative Driscoll of New York tried to equalize the salaries of the jani tors of the committee on engrossed bills and the janitors of the committees on election numbers one, two and three. The for'iTi???? flr8tl_comraittee is provided Thi. f.n'T and the other ^ree at $720 South Ca.miiRepresentative Lever of S L r lf Introduced an amendment of six /ess,,on clerks m place Provided for in the bill. Reore sentative Garner of Texas onnn?*H saying that a session clerk "instead of tlveS l^erT i" * 5?'' *KS?it? "Jr . j F9 amendment finally was adopted, after Mr. Mann of Illinois had opposed the cutting down of the rnimh?r a?Tied in the House, is nine clerks o^men? ?n held by Grant Jarvl!?. de partment messenger, at $2,000 a year was the object of a vigorous assault b> Representative Mann. He moved i?dfn2 th??Ut HneS ,n the bil1 Pro" k?. h,f po8,tion- The language of the bill gives the minority leader the power to appoint this employe. Reore EP.X'?HMa!!n 8ald th? office is a lu * democratic minority davs a"? th.at tl?e department messenger has little or no duty to perform. Repre fen!i!wi ih* Austln of Tennessee de fended the position, and so did Mr ?L,Ienne88ee- ?n a vote ^e Mann motion was carried and the posi tion was stricken o?t. Mann Moves an Increase. Representative Mann asked for $1,800 for "Bert" Kennedy in place of the 11,600 allowed him In the bill. Mr Mann explained that Kennedy is an old employe of the House and at one time received $2,400. During the dis cussion Representative Fitzgerald of New 1 ork, chairman of the appropria tions committee, made a point of order against the amendment, but subse quently withdrew it. Representative Moon of Tennessee, however, insisted on the point of order, and the pro posed increase was lost. Following this a janitor in the stenographers' rS?r2--.,n the Hou?e was given a salary of $720 a year in place of $240 hereto fore paid him. Representative Cannon's motion to raise the pay of representatives' clerks from $1,500 to $2,000 a year was the j feature of the afternoon's session and the signal for a strenuous politi cal debate, in which Mr. Fitzgerald ac cused the republicansc of trying to grab off $216,500 a year in addition to their regular salaries. Representative Johnson, in charge of the legislative bill, raised a point of order against this, but precedents were examined, and after it was stated that the orig inal pay of clerks and the pay pro vided by law is $1,200 the objection was overruled by Representative Un derwood. who was acting as chairman of committee on the whole. Compared With Senate Boll. "The Senate, which has ninety-four members," said former Speaker Cannon, "pays twice as much for clerical help as does the House, with its 40o mem-1 bers., Two thou.?and dollars is a mod est allowance for the class of service needed." Representative Lever of South Carolina, democrat, led the light in support of the proposed amendment. He declared that the pressure of business on members had become so great that more assistance was imperative. At this juncture it was developed that the $1,500 carried in the bill was unau thorized by law, which fixed the amount for clerk hire at $1,200. This led Repre sentative Fowler of Illinois, democrat, to offer still another amendment, restoring the amount to that figure. "This amount is as great as that paid to our forefathers," Mr. Fowler said, "who got $6 a day for their labors, and who stood in this chamber and fought the early battles. This in nothing more and nothing less than a salary grab." The amendment was lost by an over whelming vote. Representative Fitzger ald then sought to bring the bolting democrats back into line. He charged that the Cannon amendment was a re publican plot to force the democratic ma jority Into violating its economy policy. He excoriated Representative Lever for leading the insurgeht forces, and assailed his fidelity to the economy plan. "I resent the imputation, shouted Mr. Lever, springing to his feet. "I do not propose to let that charge go out to the country unchallenged. Furthermore, I am not content to let the country be led to believe that the gentleman from New York is the only real economist in this House." Representative Fitzgerald reminded the Always Ready No CooKing isffoiuifrrneucrii. CopreE Made in the Cup Pure, Soluble Coffee ia concentrated form. Three quarter Teaspoon fal and a cop of hot water makes deliciou* coffee Mantfo. Not an extract. 30c. end 85c.?at grocen WSM on RSMICST CL WASHINGTON COFFEE SALES CO. T? Wal M, lb? Y?dk. We Now Present "The Roomy Home" The Latest Triumph of Middaugh <& Shannon (Incorporated) Originators of the "Box House" (April, 1905) 46 9* Creators of the Home of U 00 (January, 1009) A Home With Fourteen Per Cent More Floor Area Without Additional Cost to the Purchaser. IX THESE HOMES the liv ing room is large enough to live in, there is plenty of room for the piano, all of your fam ily and your friends, too. THE DINING ROOM is not the "canned style" and it will not be necessary when you have company to dinner to seat them in the parlor. THE KITCHEN is square with plenty of room for table and chairs in the middle. THE PANTRY is in the kitchen, it has a window and it is just full of shelves. THE CHINA CUPBOARD is detached. The sink is HIGH and a real range is so-vented that you can have codfish without ad vertising it to your neighbors. THE BEDROOMS are fit to sleep in, they communicate, they are roomy, the ceilings are high and the ATTIC keeps you from hearing the rain. Hat boxes are pretty large, but you will find the closets large ENOUGH to accommodate them, trunks, too. THE BATHROOM is so located that when the flush is pulled it does not register in the par lor. The STAIRS are straightaway. The CELLAR is light. .it smells sweet, and it is not underground. MOST OF THE THINGS that go to make a real home are here. BIG rooms. South front. Hot-water heat. Elec tric lights. Hardwood floors. Glass swinging doors to ALL openings on the first floor. (You do not have to sweep the house every time you sweep a room.) Open fireplace with fire logs. Picket fences. Wash trays. Servants' closet. The front entrance to the cellar helps the housekeeper a lot. Two-story back porch and one of the finest views you ever saw. WHEN Middaugh & Shan non told us that these were the best value that they had ever offered for $4,500 we TOOK their word for it, and as they have never had a man lose a dollar who dealt with them, but have made thousands of dollars for their home buyers. IT IS safe to presume that you can take their word for it, too. NOW LET the terms on these homes get away back in your br^in; we have sold hun dreds of homes and have nev er heard the like. $32.50 a month, including EVERY dollar of interest, and of this $32.50 YOU SAVE an aver age of $22.03. Can ANY thinking woman, whose hus band earns a salary, let an op portunity like this pass with out AT LEAST seeing if the house suits her. Do not get the idea into your head that there are whole rows of these homes and that you can get one any time, because there ARE only a few of them, some of them are already sold and the firm tells us that NEVER AGAIN will they duplicate them in this neighborhood at $4,500. FOR elevation, convenience, desirability and good neigh bors it is our opinion that 1 HIS section of the city is second to no other part of this beautiful Capital of these United States, and we think that we well prove THIS FACT when we tell vou that NINETY-SEVEN per cent of the people living in PARK VIEW own their OWN homes. (9th)' 'ARK ONfE TAKE the NINTH street cars direct to PARJ ROAD, then walk square to WARDER street, then *>ne to NEWTON St., and our SAMPLE home is 449 NEWTON st. N. W. SHANNON & LUCHS, SELLING AGENTS, 713 14TH ST. Remember that these "Roomy Homes" are built by Middaugh & Shannon, Incorporated, whose slogan, "No Place Like Home; ,ike Ours," rings as true today as ever. These are the only homes built by this firm that we now have for sale. No Home Like House that the raise in . pay for repre-. sentatives' clerks would add $216,500 to the bill. "These clerks are not all used for cleri cal assistance," he said with fervor, "but they are used for campaign and election purposes. I do it myself and employ extra people from time to time, paying them myself, when the allowance from Congress is not sufficient. This amend ment simply puts money in members' pockets. I tell you they will need more than clerical assistance next year?some of them. They will need a degree of elo quence never attained by man in their efforts to convince some constituents that their records are good. Question of Honesty Raised. "Is the democratic party honest? Is it sincere? Is it honest in refusing to rafse the salaries of clerks in the departments, only to succumb to the proposition that the allowances to themseves be increas ed?" Mr. L<ever made a vigorous attack on Mr. Fitzgerald, accusing him of advo cating the wrong sort of economy. Representative Johnson, author of the bill, made a final appeal to overthrow the motion to increase the friaries, say ing that there are 14,000,000 families in the land who live on $600 a year or less. "If you expect to cut down depart mental salaries you must not vote in creases to yourselves," he said. His appeal was without success, for the ayes were 5ft and the noes 48. Rep resentative Fitzgerald tried to block fur ther proceedings by moving that the com I mittee arisft before tellers were chosen, but that motion also was lost. Repre sentative Cannon's amendment increas ing salaries was finally carried, as stated, by 53 to 48. Representative Bartlett of Georgia offered an amendment, finally carried, to place the clerks on the roll of the House, to be appointed by members. This, it was argued, would prevent any member from receiving the money for a clerk and retaining any part of it. A a account of -today's proceedings vrlll be found elsewhere. PUN FlHVEMENI Of WATERWAYS PROVIDED Amendment to Rivers Bill Calls for Comprehensive Report by Army Engineers. A comprehensive report outlining a plan of general waterway improvement throughout the United States, to be drafted by army engineers, will be forth coming within the year, if Congress adopts an amendment to the rivers and harbors appropriation bill recommended by the Senate committee on commerce. The amendment is one of several impor tant legislative provisions contained in the measure as reported from the com mittee. The chief of engineers of the army and the board of engineers for rivers and har bors, it is specified, are to report to Con gress next December "upon the saving, as well as other advantage, which can be accomplished by the adoption of the continuing contract system, the rapidity with which projects should be completed, upon methods of standardization by which the waterways of the country may be improved uniformly in proportion to their capacities and to the existing and probable demands of general commerce, and also report upon one or more system atized schemes of such improvement, in volving all waterways heretofore exam ined, together with any natural or arti ficial channels, essential for the utiliza tion thereof, whether heretofore examined or not: also upon all projects heretofore adopted, the further improvement of which is not desirable or the expendi ture upon which is out of proportion to the benefit derived therefrom." For mak ing this examination the army engineers are allowed to spend $100,000, for which an appropriation is recommended. The Secretary of War is authorised by another committee amendment to provide in the permanent parts of dams author ised to be constructed by Congress such foundations, sluices and other parts de sirable for the future development of its water power. Provision of present law is not to be in terpreted to prevent the assignment or transfer of graduates of West Point as second lieutenants in the Engineer Corps, i Gain Classified =FOR= THE STAR Comparative Star Figures for April: Columns. 1912 969.71 1911 849.20 Gain 120.51 Tk? Stor Pranfts Mot? B?mia Fid? Paid Cla??ffi@d Adwirftisinag Thah All Gftk?ir WasKnnagftoiiii M?w?pap?rs C?mlbiiia?<dl9 and Three Times as Much as Its Nearest Competitor. The Star's wonderful circulation of over 65,000, assuring maxi mum results; the reasonable rates; the public's confidence in any thing printed in The Star, all combined make The Star Supreme As a Classified Medium. in excess of the minimum number now made mandatory. The board of Ave engineer officers for rivers and harbors, created in 1902, is in creased In numbers to nine officers, of whom at least the majority shall be of rank not less than lieutenant colonel. Contracts to cover two or more projects are authorised, when the appropriations made by Congress can <be more advan tageously expended by such a combining. Present law authorising the Secretary of the Treasury to detail officers of the revenue marine service to act as inspect ors and assistant Inspectors of life-saving stations in the life-saving service Is rec ommended to be repealed. There has been very little. If any, change in the-condition of ex-Go v. Croth ers, who Is 111 at his home at Elkton, Md. CAPT. ?. C. BTJLAHD NAMED. Will Be Inspector of Lighthouse Service in the Fifth District. Capt. Edward C. Ruland, an officer of the lighthouse service, has been selected by the bureau of lights, Department of Commerce and Labor, to succeed Com mander H. C. Poundstone, U. 8. N., re tired. as inspector In chrfrge of the light house service in the flfth district, and Tuesday afternoon he assumed the du ties of the office, relieving Commander Poundstone. who returns to his home. The transfer of duties took place in the office of the Inspector, in the Baltimore custom house, and was witnessed by Mr. F. C. Ruffhead, traveling auditor of the bureau of lights; Capt. Janes TrotU genersl Inspector; Chief Clerk Edward How, Assistant Inspector I*. M. Hop kins and the staff of the office. The appointment of Capt. Ruland. a civilian, to the position of inspector Is in line with the policy of the bureau of lights to divorce the service from the navy, in order to allow naval odttceis to return to other duties* Capt. Ruland is one of the experienced officers in the service, having served on the tenders along the coast sad In the supply steamer Armoria and last in the Tulip. The Eastern glass works at Cumber land were sold at mortaese's sale Friday to John H. Mertons for 917,000. The pisnt will be at once put in operation far the manufacture of vtakh t