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PASTORS ARE URGED
TO AID IN CLEAN-UP
Local Committee Asks for Pulpit
Pleas Sunday in City-Wide
Campaign.
Notices were sent out by the clean
city committee today to pastor? of Wash
ington churches urging them to call at
tention to the city cleaning eampaign in
heir sermons rw-xt Sunday.
This plan was followed last year and
'lie year before, audi ha* proved an ef
fective method of impressing upon a
irge representation of the capital's citi
zenship th? importance of city-wide co
operation in th* fight on filth and dis
ease.
One \\ff-ii from toda> the campaign
will b. formally launched, but hundreds I
of householders already have cleaned
the'i premises. imi the work of improv
ing local ?:initary conditions is fairly
under way.
There will 1?? meetings this week of
th? committees appointed by the various
citizens' asso.-iatfons to supervise the
clean-up work in the territories over
which they have jurisdiction. The com
mittees later will report to the central
clean-up organization as to the amount
of trash removed.
The hist half hour on this week's
school calendar, prior to adjournment
for th?- Caster holidays, will t?e dex'oted
to a discussion of the part school chil
dren are expected to play in the cam
paign. Th? discussion will be led by
the principal in each school.
Tonight the central committee will
m.ike !:nal plans for the big sanitary un
dertaking :?r a meeting to be held in the
rooms of the Hoard of Trad'-. It is un
<!? rstood that donations to the clean-up
fund are about S7.~ short of ti e amount
estimated as necessary. '"oi.tributions
should be sent to Mrs. ? *h irlton M.
"'lark, chairman of the finance commit
i ?<. at .'I.VUi Warder street northwest.
New Schedule for Ash Collection.
?*ity cleaning week. A.uil 1.?. to IS, will
He marked by the inaugural of a new
schedule f?-r collection of ashes. At the
present time a w-ekly eoiieetitn service
Is maintained i: tlv ? ilt-up portions of
the city a ltd a twi?-e-:?-week service in
tbe suburban sections. Beginning Thurs
day. April 1 ??. the service will be weekly
throughout the entile collection area.
Notices ar*1 now being pr?*par?*d by James
W. Beau, who lias the ash collection con
: act. which will be sent to householders
informing them on what days the ash
man will call
A new weekly refuse collection service
will go into effect April L'T. Changes in
the existing schedule have bee 1 decided
i;>on. with the object of rendering a
more perfect service during the rush
seasons.
In a letter to J. W. Paxton. superin
tendent of street cleaning, Michael R.
Heady. refuse contractor, states that
much of the success of the clean-up cam
paign will depead upon the extent to
which citizens co-operate with the con
tractor.
Asks Householders' Aid.
"We are now about ready to enter a
npring house-cleaning crusade," states
Mr. Ready, "and if the householders will
make their refuse easily accessible on
4 oilection days and conform with the
regulations regarding the kind of ma
terial the collector is to collect instead
of offering him a tin roof, oyster shells,
old boilers, bricks or other outlandish
things. I will be enabled to render a first
class service.
"One householder handed a collector a
broom to sweep the yard while she went
into the house to get him a slice of
bread. This is what we have been trying
to break up for the last four years. My
advice is for the householder not to give
the collector any tips. He gets his salary
l'or the work, and when he gets a tip I
c;et a tin roof or some other foreign ma
terial which hinders the collection serv
ice."
COMMUNICATION BY BADIO.
U. S. Naval Station in Samoa to
Have Wireless.
Samoa, with its naval station in Pago
Pago, is the latest outlying possession of
the I'nited States to be brought within
communication by radio.
The Germans are preparing a high
power radio station on the neighboring
island of Apia, and the Navy Depart
ment has recently sent the material for
the installation of a station on our own
possessions.
The work is one of considerable diffi
culty. as all the machinery must be car
ried by native labor up the side of an
a'.most perpendicular cliff to the top of a
hiuh ridge.
It is expected to make this one of the
bain of hi^h-power stations by which
the department wil' be able to com
municate vlth its ships in all parts of the
^ orld. The proposed station will be only
?owerful enough, however, to communi
. *e with Suva Fiji, from which point
re is ? abb communication with the
r."nited States and Asia.
Fire destroyed the barn and outbuild
n?s on tli- farm of William Wilson, near
Barclay. Md. Mr. Wilson lost all his
? ii.ing implements and four tons of
i>. but was able to save his stock.
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1419 F ?t. n.w. S to 10 P-tB.
MISS KT11KL GARRETT JOHNSTON
cf New Kngl: nd O'ns^rvat^ry and Berlin.
Cooc'-irt. piano lesaon*. accompanying.
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Herman *?'??! Little gnumar.
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tuieul to vltlt Germany. l*artlculars. li"X ?40.
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SCHOOL r??U GIHLS.
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for catalogue. l.'Mi" Tr.. n.w Phorr V 4813. :
Wood'sCorr.mercia'.Scfoool:
SHORTHAND. TV PI A IIITING. BOOKKEEPINO.
311 Eaat Capttol s' I'tvne Lin?-n. 38. 2>rb ya*
Mrs. Emily Freeh Barnes.
SINGING. ELOCUTION.
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PRIVATE TUITION.
Addrvs. L S. TILTOS
;?> Church *t n.w. Ph??n?> North
Washington Business
AfiO CIVIL SRRVICF. SCHOOL.
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?-lr\. Latiu a:.<l to nmiuialu standing
hvm-s. a:. ?M-liuol methods. Mis# SARAH
I EW IN. 1313 N -?t
WALTER T. MOLT, !
School of Mandolin. Gaitnr and Baajo.
F.HiafcI>-te1 i?*4.
Weekly pra. :i-e wllh the Kordlca Clnba '
Telephone Connect!-.na.
K*nnl* <-?jr 11th and G sta. nw
Strayer's Business College,
old MASONIC TEMPI K. t*tl* and V STS. !
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Steward's Business College and
Civil Sci vice School,
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OUT OF WASHINGTON.
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ROCKVILLE. Md.. April 6. 1914.
A quarrel over a trivial matter re
sulted in the shooting yesterday after
noon Oil the farm of Charles Veirs,
three miles from Rockvtlle. of Sam
uel Brown, a young negro. by his
brother. Grafton Brown. The wounded
man Is in a serious condition in a
Washington hospital, where he was
taken soon alter being shot, and the
brother, who came to Roekville and
pave himself up. is in jail here with a
charge of assault with intent to kill
against him.
The shooting occurred at a tenant
house on the Veirs farm. Following
the disagreement, it is said tiiat Graf
ton went upstairs and procured a shot
gun and. returning:, followed his
nnlv V", '.nto tlle >ard and "'hen
onlj about twenty feet away dis
charged the gun, the contents entering
Rf?.wmher? s,ide and abdomen. A
W physician was immediately
?^fter r?ndering first aid
hS If ^ ii. "le man be sent to a
brot^- ,7 t p.rl,8?ner claims that his
in^ self-defense 3mi that he shot
nf*thil' ^,"d M/s Willi? Pinckney Mason
of this place have issued invitations to th.>
r of thr!r daughter. Miss Shirley
arter Majion, and Alexander Fullerton
Prescott. Jr.. of Xorbeck, the marriage
ct ^v.P re V Poon' April Mount
Ington t-piscopal- Church. Wash
Tax Committee Appointea.
The committee of seven named in the I
special taxing act for Friendship Heights,
this county, recently passed by the legis
iature. failing to qualify within ten days i
from the enactment of the law, as speci
fied in the measure, the county commis- !
sioners. as directed by the law, appointed ;
a. committee, naming those specified in
the aet. as follows: Henry W. Offutt, |
Charles E. Roach. John W. Bogley, W. C. !
Balderston. John A. Garrett, William T
Page and Emory H. Bogley.
1'r.der the act, the county commission
ers will collect a special tax of not less ,
than lo cents nor more than 20 cents on <
each *1110 of property in the village of i
Friendship Heights and turn it over to
the committee for use in (ocal improve
merits.
The county commissioners ha\'e appoint
ed A. H. Osmond of Travilah a constable 1
and dog tax collector for Darnestown;
district. i
BRAHMAN GIRL ENDS LIFE
TO SAVE FATHER DOWER
Suicide Brings About Controversy [
on Subject of Early Hindu
Marriages.
Foreign Correspondence of The Star.
CALCUTTA, March 10, 1914.
The suicide of a Brahman girl, fourteen
>ears old, has led to a notable contro
versy on the subject of Hindu marriages.
It is stated that Suchalata Devi deliber
ately killed herself to save her father, a
resident of Calcutta, the expense of her
dower, he having agreed to pay 2,000
rupees (SdtK) on her marriage to a young
law student. According to the story told
in the Bengali papers, the girl, on hearing
of this arrangement, soaked her clothes j
in oil and set fire to them. An attempt
was made to save her. and she was taken I
to the Medical College Hospital, but died I
shortly after her admission. j
Whether the account given of her mo- ]
five is correct or not. it was generally be
lieved in Calcutta, and several meetings ?
were held by students of the university !?. j
discuss the matter. At one of them th- ]
evils of child marriage, as well as the ex- ]
orbltance of the dowers demanded by ?
liigh-caste Bengalis from prospective'
fathers-in-law. were denounced and *if
the close of the debate a number of stui
dents solemnly vowed never to offer them- j
selves in marriage except on reasonable .
terms. ;
But at another meeting Saradar Char.ui
Mitter. an ex-Judge of the Calcutta high
court, exhorted Young Bengal not to lis
ten to social reformers who objected to
early marriages. He regretted that there
was a tendency among the present gener
ation to enter into th.- married state later
in life than was the custom of their
fathers, and to this was due, he argues
the difficulty of finding husbands and the
consequent increase in the amount of a
daughter s dower.
MBS. ANGELL LOSES APPEAL.
Denied Eight to File Caveat Against
Grandfather's Estate.
The District Court of Appeals affirmed |
today tne action of the lower court in
denying to Mrs. Euria Groff Angell the
right to tile a caveat against the estate
of her grandfather. Dlller B. tiro.T. Jus
tice Van Orsdel for the appellate court
says that as Adam H. Groff. son of the
deceased and father of Mrs. Angell. was
legally alive for more than two years
after the probate of the father's will,
he was barred from filing a caveat and
his descendants are likewise barred.
Adam H. Gruff disappeared in 1908 and
ids father died March S. 1K10, and the
latter's will was probated .May 17, lfiio.
Within one year a caveat might be filed
l:,if the presumption of law that a man
not heard from is dead requires the ex
piration of sevent years, and before this
I eriod the time to caveat had expired.
NEWMAN'S RIGHT
TO HOLD OFFICE
MUST BE SHOWN
? Continued from Tenth Page.)
trol the discretion of tlie prosecuting
officer, and it was held that the discre
tion as to bringing the action of quo
warranto reposed in him by statute
could not be controlled. In other cases
a rule contrary to the latter was an
nounced; but in none of the cases cited
does thf .statute provide for the bring
ing of the action by a person interested
merely, nor does it make any provision
for bringing the action upon the refusal
of the proper prosecuting officer to act
when requested.
The learned justice below was led into
this line of decision by interpreting the
j words "person interested" in section 1540
j to mean a person interested personally in
The office. In no case called to our atten
! tion has the expression "person inter
j ested" been interpreted to mean a person
j interested in the office, except possibly in
' state agt. Matthews, supra, where the
| court intimated such a holding in a dis
| cussion not essential to the decision of
! the case. In each instance, where it has j
been held that a relator must be a citizen
! personally interested in the office, the de
| cision was prompted by the express terms
of the statute. Applying the same sound
rule of statutory control of judicial de
cision, we mu.st hold that "person inter
ested" is broad enough to admit of any
citizen and taxpayer of the District of Co- ;
lumbia, by leave of court, exhibiting an j
information in quo warranto to test the
right of an officer to hold a public office.
Indeed, to hold otherwise would require i
us judicially to read into the statute some
thing not reasonably deducible from the
language employed by Congress in its
enactment.
The Purpose of Congress.
It is proper to inquire into the purpose
of Congress in the enactment of this
statute. Unquestionably, it was to pro
vide for a judicial determination of the
right of a person to hold an office in
the District of Columbia. In West Co.
-agt. Lea. 174 I*. S.. 590, Chief Justiec
White, discussing the construction of
statutes when the text is ambiguous
stated that "then the cardinal rule re- 1
quiring that we look beneath the text for
the purpose of ascertaining and enforcing
the intent of the lawmaker would gov
ern." Or as stated in District of Colum
bia agt. Brooke. 214 U. S.. i:i8: "Not only
the purpose of the law must be consider
ed, but the means of its administration."
Congress was fully cognizant that the
courts generally have held the words "a
person interested" or "interested person"
used in similar statutes to embrace a
citizen and taxpayer. Congress, it must
be assumed, realized that unless the
words should be so interpreted the
statute would be meaningless; for. since
all officers are appointed in this District,
no one. other than a citizen or taxpayer,
could be "a person interested" within
the contemplation of the statute.
The Attorney General and the district
attorney each receives his appointment
from the same source from which the
principal officers of the District receive
theirs. There is not such independence
of action as where these officers receive
their commissions directly from the peo
ple by public election.
Confronted bv the presumption which
attaches to every appointment to office,
that the qualifications of the officer have
been fully inquired into by the executive
before the nomination is sent to the Sen
ate or the appointment finally made, Con
gress appreciated the delicate situation in
which these officers are placed, and as
sumed that naturally they would hesitate
to challenge the exercise of the discretion
thus imposed in the President.
To Meet Local Conditions.
There was reason, therefore, for Con
J gress to enact a. statute out of the ordi
nary and specially adapted to meet lo
cal conditions. All officers in the District
j of Columbia are appointed; none are
I elected, as in the states. As was so clear
i ly pointed out by the Minnesota court in
the case of state vs. Dahl, supra, we have
i here the anomaly that there cannot be
i found a person qualified to assert such an
' interest in any office as would authorize
j him to become relator for the enforcement
; of his private right thereto. The Com
missioners are the chief administrative of
j licers of the District; and Congress, in its
wisdom, saw fit, for the better govern
j merit of the District, to place this limita
tion as to residence- in the statute. It
| therefore becomes important that persons
I appointed to this office shall meet fully
! the prescribed qualifications. Nor is it
! proper for the courts to treat with indlf
j ference a provision of law which so vi
! tally concerns the rights of every citizen,
i Inasmuch as no one could show such
i an interest in an appointive office as
j would permit him to bring the action
i to enforce a private right, the conten
I tion of respondent would not only ren
der section 1540 of the code a nullity,
when applied to public offices, but would
repose in the executive officers of the
government the power to set at naught
the will of Congress and appoint to
and retain in office a person disquali
fied by law. Such power, as was so
clearly pointed out by the Michigan
court in Lamoreaux agt. Attorney Gen
eral, supra, should never, except in the
case of an express constitutional com
mand, be upheld by the courts. We
think it was to meet the possible
exigency of the exercise of mistaken
authority that Congress placed it with
in the power of a citizen and taxpayer
of this District to challenge the right
of an officer to hold unlawful an office
therein. The personnel of the Commis
sioners is a matter of the greatest
concern to every citizen and taxpayer
j of the District of Columbia. We con
ceive it, therefore, to be the duty of
I the courts, if nossible, to so construe
I the statute as to make it effective to
! afford the protection manifestly intend
ed by Congress in its enactment.
Question of Court Review.
- This brings us to the second and less
difficult question involved in this ap
peal. Is tills action directed to the con
trol of the discretion of the President of
the United States? By the long line of
decisions cited by the learned justice be
low it is settled law that where an
executive officer of the government is
vested with discretionary power in the
execution of a law the cxercice of that
discretion cannot be controlled by
judicial process. It is only where such
an officer is charged by law with the
performance of a mere m'.nisterlal act.
devoid of discretion, that the courts will
intervene to command its performance
or restrain its violation.
But relator is not seeking either to
review the action of the President in
making this appointment or to control
his discretion. The purpose of the writ
is not to compel the President to appoint
a certain citizen or to define a class of
citizens from which a selection shall be
made. It is to inquire into an alleged
mistaken conception of the law by
which it is claimed that a disqualified
person has been installed into a public
i office.
! It may be that a trial upon the merits
will disclose that no mistake was made,
? but that is a question of fact proper for
; judicial inquiry. Such a judicial inquiry
is always permissible, regardless of the
I source from which the officer derives his
commission. "We have no officers in this
I government, from the President down to
j the most subordinate agent, who does not
! hold office under the law. with prescribed
j duties and limited authority. And while
some of these, as the President, the legis
1 lature and the judiciary, exercise powers
i in some sense left to the more general
i definitions necessarily incident to funda
! mental law found in the Constitution, the
! larger portion of them are the creation
! of statutory law, with duties and powers
; prescribed and limited by that law."
: Floyd Acceptances, 7 Wall., 666, 676.
This action is not directed against the
| President. He is not a party to it, as
! would be essential were it sought to con
i trol his action. Neither is it an action to
review the inquiry made by the President
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and the Senate into the qualifications of
respondent. The case has passed beyond
the point where it concerns either the i
President or the Senate. The manner I
of respondent's induction into the office of
civil Commissioner is only an incident in
this suit. The real question here is
whether he is lawfully entitled to hold
the. office, irrespective of the care exer
cised by the President and Senate in
selecting him.
Power Under Constitution.
The President has no inherent power to
appoint to office. His power as to certain
officers is conferred by the Constitution,
and, under the same provision (Art. II,
sec. 2) in the absence of congressional di
rection as to the appointment of a federal
officer, he would undoubtely have the
power to make the appointment. But
Congress may vest the power either in
itself or the executive or the judicial
branches of the government. It is
a political power, in this instance
conferred upon the chief execu
tive-. "The power of nominating to the
Senate and the power of appointing the
person nominated are political powers, to
be exercised bv the President, according
to his own discretion." Marbury agt.
Madison. 1 Cranch, 137, 16**. It is clear
that there can be no review of the exer
cise of this power so long as it is exer
cised within the limitations of the law.
But it is alleged it was not so exercised in
making this appointment. In this in
stance the executive power to appoint
Commissioners of the District of Colum
bia was conferred by the act of 1878,
and. the power being delegated by the
statute, it must be performed strictly in
accordance with its provisions. The stat
ute does not impose upon the President
and Senate the duty of determining, from
evidence taken, the qualifications of per
sons to hold the office of Commissioner.
They may do so or not, as they choose.
But it does emphatically prohibit a non
resident from holding the office. The
question presented is neither political
nor executive; It is legal and judicial.
Hence, there is no judicial invasion of
executive ^/discretion.
But it is urged that t/> extend this 1
power to a citizen is equivalent tov plac
ing a limitation upon the power of the
President to remove an officer appointed
by him. A Commissioner of the District
of Columbia is appointed for a term of
three years and the fixed tenure of of
fice makes the office permanent. It is
undoubtedly within the power of the
President to remove a Commissioner of
the District from office, (Parsons vs.
United States. 167 U. S., 324; Shurtlcff
vs. United States, 18?) U. S... 301), as it
is within the power of the state to re
move an officer elected to office. It
hardly will be contended that it follows
by analogy that, because the President
has the power to remove an officer, the
grant of that authority carries with it,
by implication, the power to appoint to
an office a person disqualified by law
from holding it. The absurd conclusion
sufficiently answers the proposition.
The judgment is reversed with costs,
and the cause is remanded for further
proceedings not inconsistent with this
opinion.
REHEARING IS DENIED.
Court of Appeals Rules on Cases of
Conspirators.
A rehearing was denied James J. i
Fletcher, George Noble, colored, and May j
King, convicted of conspiracy to defame j
the wife of Fletcher, by the IHstrict
Court of Appeals today. In an opinion!
by Justice Robb, the court holds that J
the defendants were charged, tried and j
convicted not of a common law conspiracy
but of a conspiracy under section 37 of
the penal code and should be sentenced
thereunder.
The trial court imposed a sentence of
five years in the penitentiary on Fletcher,
threo years on Noble and two years on
May King. Under the ruling of Justice
Robb, the highest penalty for any one
of the alleged conspirators is two years?
the maximum named in section 37.
In asking for a rehearing the defend
ants urged they had not been tried under
the penal codc because certain testimony
as to an overt act woud have to be given
and no overt act was proved. Other
testimony permissible at such a trial,
they claimed, was excluded under the
charge of a common law conspiracy.
Francis B. Sayre to Lecture.
Francis Bowes Sayre of Williams Col
lege, son-in-law of President Wilson, is to
deliver an address on liis experience? at
Dr. Grenfell's medical mission in Lab
rador, with stereopticon pictures, at the
New Willard Hotel in the small ballroom
Wednesday afternoon, April 15, at 3:?0
o'clock, under the auspices of the Gren
fell Association. Dr. Grenfell was Mr.
Savre's best man at the White HOuse
wedding last fell.
8
K i i W i i M
Federal Finance
By JOHN POOLE
To the Business Man
One of the principal functions
of this bank is to deal in credit?
that is to say, to loan money for the
development of legitimate business
enterprises.
The basis for extending this credit
is:
Character or moral excellence.
Capacity or business ability.
Capital or financial means.
Our banking business is based
on conservative methods, combined
with courteous treatment and com
plete facilities.
We invite the accounts of all seek
ing the services of such a banking
institution.
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j fine them to Moslem*. Constantinople
is now ono of the chief centers of the
, white slave traffic. which in locally In
IIVI TURKISH HAPITAI 'he hands mainly of Ottoman Greek*
111 u,m,gi ' 1 ML- and Russian Jews.
Constantinople Said to Be a Chief
Center of White Slave
Traffic.
Foreign Cortts-pondence of The Sta;
CONSTANTINOPLE. March 20. 1914.
The court-martial here has recently
shown considerable activity in dealing:
with offenses committed by Moslems
against public morality and the state
religion.
A few days ago three authors of
brochures dealing in two cases with
current Moslam morality and in one
with the social position of women in
Turkey were examined by the court
martial. The advocate of feminist
claims was acquitted, but the two free
thinkers were banished to Black'sea
ports. The court-martial has also
ordered the expulsion from the Con
stantinople district of 50 Turkish
women found guilty of practicing or
abetting clandestine prostitution,
which, in spite or because of the veil
is said to be rather frequent in so*ue
Moslem quarters in the capital.
Steps are also being taken against
Moslem "white slave traffickers," and
two Turkish women found guilty of
exploiting the poverty and credulity of
the distressed Turkish villagers of
Thrace and selling their daughters,
not, as they undertook, to respectable
Moslem families, but to Egyptian
houses of ill-fame, have received the
rather light sentence of six months'
imprisonment.
It is to b? urged that the authorities
take more severe measures against
these traffickers, whose activity is like
ly to be furthered by the great dis
tress now existing, and T*ill not con
COMMITTEE MAY FAVOR POTTS
i Navy Captain Has Chance of Being
; Restored to Active List.
If the .Senate adopts the decision of the
naval affairs committee in the ease of
Capt. Templin M. f'otts, T*. S. X.. retired.
Capt. Potts will l?e restored to the active
list of the navy with rank of rear ad
miral. A poll ??f the naval committee on
the bill to reinstate Capt. Potts is being
completed today, and it shows that of the
sixteen members of the committee eight
are in favor of reporting the measure fa
vorably to the Senate, and the author of
the bill. Senator Chilton of West Vir
ginia. is still to be heard from.
Capt. Potts, was retired several months
ago, following the recommendations of
the "plucking board" of the navy, lie
and his friends have insisted that this
action was unjust to him.
She Made Her Point.
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