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RIVERS AND HARBORS CONVENTION xoxs G.Brown. JAimn. John Barrett Rep. Ben. G.humphreys miss. Elliott woods Hon. J.D.KAZen, Cahaok RIVERS AND HARBORS CONGRESS TO ME President Wilson to Address Convention Composed of 2,030 Delegates. ?? So mar y and so important are the j problem? relating to rivers and harbors, and .s<> persistently is their improvement being urged by the commercial interests of the country, it Is stated, that the com ing convention of the National Rivers and Harbors < 'ongretc-. which meets in Wash irgton December 4 and is exciting lively interest throughout the nation. Senator J seph E. Ransdell of i.ouis :nna. president of the congress, said yes lerda: he believed U.'-oo delegates would be in attendance. man; of whom will take advantage of the meeting of tin organi zation to < ail upon the committees of the Senate and House of Representatives having to do with the subject of river and harbor improvements for the pur pose of urging appropriations for indi vidual projects which have the recom mendation of the board of engineers of tile army charged with river and harbor work. Many Delegates Coming. j Governors of thirty-live states have ai- ! ready appointed delegates to the copven- ! tion, as have the ma_. ors of a hundred or more cities, in addition to the delegates fri m commercial bodies, boards of trade ani chambers of commerce. in the diversity of subjects presented and the wide range of territory .from which the speakers arc drawn, as well as in the extent to which lantern slides and moving pictures will be employed to illustrate the addresses, the program pre pared for the convention is of exceptional interest. President Wilson will make his tlrst public utterance on the need of a broad and consistent policy of waterway development at the openij-.g session of the Congress. As free tods tnrou;;h the Pan ama canal for is < arrying the coast wise commerce of the United States is still the sul>Jeit of the liveliest possible controversy. 1'iesident Wilson's address i. loo.L;e?i forward !>> with anticipation, as it thought the j >ilic\ of the adinin :.-t.:.tn <>n this vit.il question will be uutliti' <1 at t' at time. \tn. t.'sadoi .la tiarna of Hrai-U and Joi n 1 ?. ilazeii of Canada, minister of mar::i> .md tisheries, will represent for eign government}-. Addresses by Others. 1 .indl* > M. Garrison Secretary of War, who hah recently returned from an offi cial inspection tour to the Panama can.il, will also a Idress the congress, and uiay be expected to indicate the legisla tion desired for the government of the < anal Zone after the great waterway is thrown open to the commtVce of the W orld. Other speaker.- w:ll come from Port land, Me., and Portland. Ore ; from Bos ton. Albany, New Voik. Philadelphia. Washington and Jacksonville, from Du luth. Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis. Pittsburgh, Kansas City, New Orleans and Texas. There will be governors, senators and members of Congress, and the 'adies will have a session devoted to activities alons the lines of conservation and water betterment. No less than Ave of the addresses will be Illustrated With lantern slides, and one also with moving pictures, which will be the last word on the Panama canal. Miss Mertha Oaither, eighty-three oh!, a member of one of the old est families ;m Howard county, Md., ? lied fro 11 a complication of diseases rf 1 he lv>t,:e uf her sister, Mrs. 'leorge E. TalUot , near Dayion, Howard cuunty, ISA DESIRE CO-OPERATION. Workers for Blind to Get in Touch At a meeting of the District of Colum- j bia Association of Workers for the Blind, I held at the Public Library Thursday night, \ an advisory committee was appointed to ! work toward establishing a better under standing between the organization and j the various citizen'--' association? of the ? District of Columbia. It will <>e the pur- i pose of the advisory committee to aid in I a!l possible ways the ii.dividual efforts of j blind persons toward self-help. J. K. Germuiller, in a report on the manner of listing the number of blind persons, adult.- as well as children, in Washington, stated the present methods are wholly unsatisfactory and desultory. Mr. Germuiller was instructed by the as I sociation to ask the police to aid in the effort to compile a correct and compre j hensive list of all sightless persons living I in the District of Columbia. j The association also decided to print | for general circulation copies of the con i stitution of the organization as a means of adding active arid associate members to the list of those interested in the work of aiding the blind. Members of the executive committee of citizens arranging for the "Com munity Christmas Tree" are highly en | couraged by the widespread interest which has developed in the project, ac-j cording to statements last evening by a number of those in charge. A meet ing of the committee in charge of mu sic is to be held in the room of the j Board of Trade tomorrow afternoon to j arrange for this feature. One thousand voices have been promised for the mammoth chorus, which is to sing se lections suitable to the day. It is prob able that rehearsals will be held in the near future. Plan Chorus of 1,000 Voices. PROPOSE U. S. AID IN ROAD BUILDING Bills Before Congress Provide an Annual Expenditure of $22,( ?IlllKlilll CONTROL OVER HIGHWAYS TO REMAIN WITH STATES Measures Provide Bulk of the Appropriation in Form of Annual Rental. * The "good roads'" policy of the House and Senate is believed to be outlined in the hills simultaneously introduced last week by Senator Smith of Georgia and Representative Shaekleford of Missouri. The bills are simple in form and pro vide a flain method for federal aid in the building of new roads and in the rental by the government of high-class roads already established. They adhere to the policy that a state should main tain control of its roads and that the federal government should make an an nual contribution of $2,000.0: 'O toward the building of new roads and $'JO.<XK>,000 toward the rental of existing roads used for postal purposes. To the $2.0UO,CO'> t?? be spent for the construction of new roads the various states would have to add their share. In determining the manner of spending the r 20,000.000 a year for renting roads, the bill classilies all highways in three sec tions, beginning with class A. which wou'd be the best kind of macadam roads, and graduating to class (\ the ordinary dirt road. "The portion of the said $29, 090,(MX) which may be so expended in any state," say the bills, "shall be in the proportion wjiich the number of miles of rural post roads in such state bears to the total number of rural post roads in all the states." Classification of Roads. Tiie l'nited States shall pay. accord ing to the bills, $00 a year for class A roads, $?':<> a year for class B roads and Sir. a year for class C roads. This i? designed to encourage all states to maintain the highest grade of highway. Representative Shaekleford is the chair man of the House good roads committee. In explaining his theory concerning the solution of the good roads problem lie told a Star reporter: "To determine what standards of road: shall be adopted the cost and amount of available funds must be taken into ac count. "There are S.ti.'o/xso miles of roads in this country. It lias been estimated that it would cost S20,0(X> a mile to construct hif.h-class roads. At that figure our 'J.V ?)'.<) miles of roads would cost M.1, O'.OXOO.tJOO. A'l the nations of the world could scare# ly ra'se so vast a sum. "From such an embarrassing situation there are two ways oT escape. The first is to adopt a high standard of construc tion and build ea'h year only such lim ited mileage as I ho money at hand will permit. The other i*> to adopt some standards of const; ;ei;on so moderate in their requirements that they may be ap;>li"d to a general system of roads which will from year to year be brought into better condition, so that ultimately I OPEN SATURDAY CYEHIN4S WMV WAIT ? SELECT YOUIT POOPS WOW - PAY AS YOU CAN Thanksgiving Furniture Specials HANDSOME i Solid Oak Table OAK BUFFETS VALUE, $20 4-plece Mismlon Suite, Royal ?Q CA leather Keats, only.... 50c a Week Pays the Bill You Received a Sample at the Food Show, Now You Can Get a Big Can From Your Grocer? Ask Your Grocer WONDERSHINE II The New Metal Polish Cleans All Metals Gives a Brilliant Luster That Lasts Contains No Acids or Poisons BEST FOR GOLD, SILVER, BRASS, NICKEL, BRONZE, Etc. Easy to Use?Saves Time and Lots of "Elbow Grease" Best for Outdoor Use?Will Not Tarnish Easily AT YOUR GROCER'S ? B. I. EARNSHAW tk BRO., Distributors tlie whole system will grow Into high class roads." Fair to Pay Bent. Speaking of federal aid, Mr. Shackle ford said: "Primarily roads are local concerns and are within the jurisdiction of the states. It Is a fundamental obligation of every state to provide its inhabitants with easy and convenient ways of travel and trans portation. "It is. however, a function of the fed eral government to carrj and deliver the mails'. It is its duty- to provide itself with the facilities necessary t<J a proper performance of this function, such as postmasters, post clerks, post offices and post roads. There is no more reason why the states should furnish the general government with post roads than that it should furnish it with post offices. One i:3 just as necessary for carrying and de livering the mails as the other. "As in most rural communities it has been found less expensive and more ex pedient to rent post offices than to build tliem. so it would be less expensive and more expedient for the United States to use the roads of the states for post roads than it wouhi be to build them. It would be but Justice, however, that contribution should be made to the up keep of the roads which are thus used. Objects Kept in View. "In drawing our bills we have stead ily kept in view: "I. As little extension a? possible of federal bureaucracy. "2. Supreme jurisdiction of the states and local authorities in the super vision and control over their roads. "3. The elimination of all possibility for official favoritism in the location or improvement of particular roads. "4. The widest possible distribution of the benefits following from such legis lation. "5. The safeguarding of federal funds by providing standards of roads to whose upkeep contribution will be made, and rigidly withholding contribution? from all roads not clearly falling within such prescribed standards. "6. To stimulate the people themselves to the acquirement of greater knowl edge on the subjects of road construc tion and road improvement as well as the greater efforts in road building." DISCUSSION OF PLANS FOR SAFE1Y0F PUBLIC Mass Meeting to Be Held Tuesday Evening at Church of Our Father. Safety In the city, in the mine and on the railroad will bet discussed at a mass meeting under tlie Street Safety Asso ciation of the District of Columbia, to be held Tuesday evening at R o'clock at the Church of Our Father, Univcrsalist, 13th and D streets northwest. The speakers will be Commissioner Frederick L?. Siddons, I>r. J. A. Holmes, director of the bureau of mines, and Ralph J. Ricker of the Pennsylvania railroad. William F. Peabodv, president of the Street Safety Association, as presiding officer will outline the policies and scope of that organization. A musical program is to be given. . Members Enthusiastic. Organized only a few months ago, the Street Safety Association has become firmly established, and although its mem bership at present numbers less than half a hundred, those who are enrolled are enthusiastic over the work and are de voting a large amount of their time and energy in widening the scopt- of the body. During the fiscal year ending June, lOl'J. thirty persons were killed in traffic accidents, while 237 were seriously injured and S>18 were hurt less seriously in the District of Columbia. It is to eliminate street accidents through tlie enforcement of tlie law and through "ducation that the associatioan is working and endeavor ing to enlist the full co-operation of th-? citizenship of the District. Both Sides Recognized. The membership of the organization I comprises both pedestrians and vehiclists, : and both sides of the various phases af I fectlng street safety are brought up at : all meetings. I Admission to the mass meeting i? free. ' and a general invitation has been ex tended to all persons interested in the I cause of making the streets safe. ? NOT PERMITTED TO QUIT. Building Custodian Tenders Resig nation. Which Is Not Accepted. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury New ton yesterday received the tentative res ignation of J. W. Bailey as custodian of the federal building at Raleigh. N. C. There is no salary attached V? the posi tion. Bailey offered his resignation be cause he wished to obtain the resigna tions of some employes of the federal building. but found The civil service in his way. His resignation has not been accepted, and Mr. Newton will *rite ex plaining that no employe under him car* be removed from office except on charges. It was specifically denied that Bailey had offered to quit because of any rare issue that had been raised. Bailey is eol ; lector of internal revenue for the eastern (district of North Carolina, but this por tion Is not related to the one he wishes to give up. Work has been started on a concrete road from Klkton to Holy Hall. Ml., to connect with the state road to Ches apeake City. ^ i | .Opening of New Jewelry Store Showing the Latest American and European Creations in Gift Jew elry, Silverware and Gems. Capt. \Ym. A. Pennoyer and Jas. H. D. Ketner cordially invite their many friends and the general public to inspect their elaborate display. Gift choosing will be an easy task here, owing to the newness <.?ur stock and the many unique articles not to be seen elsewhere. WM. A. PENNOYER & CO. DIAMONDS, JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE, i 707 Ninth Street N.W. LAST WEEK OF DE MOLL & COMPANY'S Great Removal Sale ? Will Bring to a Close a Month of the Greatest Value-Giving Ever Known in the Washington Piano Trade?Hundreds of Satisfied Cus tomers Attest to the Fact That We Have Been Offering Exceptional Bargains in High-grade PIANOS and PLAYER-PIANOS We Move to Our New Store December * First The Finest Piano Warerooms in Washington De Moll A C?.'i New Home?F. B. Pyle, Architect. George A. Puller Co.. Builders. The Biggest Opportunity of All Will Be Presented to You This Coming Week The Customary First Payment will be CUT IN HALF, and you need pay nothing more until JANUARY 15th. As small a sum as Ten ($10) Dollars will place a Beautiful Piano or Player-Piano in your home to enjoy through the holidays. Pay for the balance on our easy term plan. dJOOCjSHONINGERUpright Pianos,new, djoi A yOOu j are Real Bargains at ^ VOSE Upright Pianos, New, are the Best Value in the City at . . are Real Bargains at All the instruments noted above are extraordinary values and must be disposed of within the next six days. Avail yourself of this splendid chance and secure one of these instru ments. You can easilv afford it. %/ We Are Exclusive Washington Representatives for the Famous PIANOLA Made Only With the Steinway, Steck, Stuyvesant, Wheelock, Stroud, and Wonderful Weber Pianos, Prices, $550 to $2,350 Net. Each Instrument Is a Standard in Its Class, and the Best Value in the World at Any Price. NONE OF THESE INSTRUMENTS ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SALE. Emmons S. Smith. Victor Victrolas O. J. DE MOLL & CO. 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