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CAPITAL SOCIETY LEADER WHOSE HOME IS
ONE OF MOST INTERESTING IN' WASHINGTON
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Mrs. George Barnett is the wife of Gen. George Barnett, commandant
of the United States marine .corps. Their spacious old brick mansion, wrth"
its vast rooms and high ceilings, which stands near one of the entrance
gates of the marine barracks, is one of the most interesting homes irr
Washington. . '
GAS COMPANY FINED
History was made yesterday. Judge
Frederick Hill fined the Peoples Gas
Light & Gok'e Co. $50 and costs in
four cases for failing to live up to
the provisions, of its franchise. It is
the first tiin they have been fined
since the francnise .went into effect
The suits were instituted by Com'r.
.of Public Service John. Garner, on in
formation supplied by the city's gas
expert, C. C. Hitchkiss, who found!
that the gas company was failing to
supply gas of the proper candle j
power to the loop district and North'
"I mailed them several letters1
which were ignored," said Garner.
"Then I got the corporation coun-J
sel's office to take action." - '