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north nor morrow h winds light lig httofresh to fresh freshnorth b t y Jbt n I gton Il may I J Q t J v vNUMBER mt Jj I TIMES WANT ADS ADSNUMBER ADSi ADSNUMBER i
NUMBER 3349 VASHINGTON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12 1903 PRICE ONE CENT
BORIS TO MEET MEETSULTANS MEETSULTANS MEETSULTANS
SULTANS ARMY ARMYj
Four Thousand Turkish Reg Regulars Regulars Regulars ¬
ulars Sent to the District of ofMonastir ofMonastir ofMonastic
Monastir Where a Battle BattleIs BattleIs BattleIs
Is Now Imminent ImminentMACEDONIAN ImminentMACEDON ImminentMACEDONIAN
I IGATHERING
MACEDONIAN MACEDON IAN LEADER LEADERGATHERING LEADERGATHERING
GATHERING RECRUITS RECRUITSYoung RECRUitsYoung RECRUISYoung
Young Men of Bulgarian Vil Villages Villages VIIla ¬
lages la es Volunteer Under Boris Borisand Borisand Borisand
and Government Powerless Powerlessto
to Check Them ThemCONSTANTINOPLE ThemCONSTANTINOPLE
CONSTANTINOPLE Aug 12 x2Ac x2According 12According Ac According ¬
cording to official advices heavy heavy fight fighting fighting fightA fighting ¬
ing is taking place in various parts parts ofthe of ofthe ofb ofthe
b
the district of Monastir and a battle is isimminent isimminent
imminent at Krushevo where the in insurgents insurgents ¬
surgents are strongly intrenched A Aforce Aforce
force of 4000 Turkish regulars well wellarmed weUarmed wellarmed
armed with artillery is preparing for forthe forthe forthe
the attackSevere attack attackSevere attackSevere
Severe fighting is reported in the theneighborhood tfieneighborhood U e eneighborhood
neighborhood of Kastoria where thegovernment the thegovernment thegovernment
government troops are attacking the in insurgents insurgents insurgents ¬
surgents who recently sacked the vil village village village ¬
lage of Djivarek The insurgents seem seemto seemto seemto
to have the better of what hostilitieshave hostilities hostilitieshave hostilitieshave
have already occurred and are reported reportedto
to have captured a supply train with withvaluable withvaluable withvaluable
valuable food supplies and the govern government government government ¬
ment mail
Cremated in a MosqueTho Mosque MosqueTho MosqueThe
Tho Insurgents also succeeded in settng set setting ¬
ting fire to a mosque mosque at Smilevo and in inthe Inthe Inthe
the panic which ensued a number number of ofsoldiers ofsoldiers
soldiers who had been engaged Inprayer in inprayer Inpraer
prayer were burned to deathRushi death deathRush deathR
Rush R Rushi shl Pasha has arrived at Monastir Monastirwith Monastirwith onasUr onasUrwith
with two battalions of troops and Im Immediately im immediately immediately ¬
mediately assumed command of the themovement themOVlment themovement
movement to suppress th the insurrection insurrectionAn Insurr insurrectionAn ctlon ctlonAn
An unconfirmed report states that that th t the theInsurgents tbpInRur theInsurgents
Insurgents InRur ents are adding to their number numberparties number numberparties nunbfrIarUes
parties IarUes of Servians who ho are anxious anxious to totake totake totake
take part in the fighting fightingYoung fightingYoung fightingYoung
Young Hen Volunteer VolunteerLONDON VolunteerLO VolunteerLONDON
LONDON LO DOl Aug 12 12A A dispatch to toReuters toReuters toReuters
Reuters News Agency from Constantinople Constan Constantinople Constantinople ¬
tinople states that the Austrian and andRussian andRussian andRussian
Russian embassies have received ad advices advices advices ¬
vices that the revolutionary movement movementis
is increasing daily dailyAll dallyAll dailyAll
All of the young men in the various variousBulgarian varlou3Bulgarian variousBulgarian
Bulgarian villages are volunteering olunteerin for forservice forservice forservice
service with the insurgents Bands ofAlbanians of ofAlbanians orAlbanians
Albanians are said to be attacking theBulgarian the theBulgarian theBUlgarian
Bulgarian villages In the Bibra district districtCommunication districtCommunication districtCommunication
Communication Interrupted InterruptedA
A dispatch from Sofia today statesthrt states statesthi stat s sthlt
thlt thi > t communication between Monastic Monastirand Monasticand MonaRUrand
and SalonikA is Interrupted and that thatas thatas thatas
as a result it Is Impossible to obtain obtainauthentic obtainauthentic obtainauthentic
authentic reports of the revolution revolutionSuch reolutloJSuch revolutionSuch
Such news as Is dribbling through throughhowever throughhowever throughhowever
however is of the most alarming char charcrter chprl1tttr character
crter acterIt crterIt l1tttrIt
It is said today that Bulgaria will not notbe notbe notbe
be forced Into war Unless the Turks Turksindulge TurksIndulge Turksindulge
indulge In atrocities thereby Inflaming Inflamingpublic Infiamlngpublic inflamingpublic
public opinion opinion the Bulgarian govern government governmnt government ¬
ment will do allIn aiim Its power to prevent preventthe preveJtthe preventthe
the formation of revolutionary bands bandsBulgaria bandsBJlgarla bandsBulgaria
Bulgaria Is urging the powers to im impress Impress impress ¬
press the Porte with wIt the neces necessity ity of ofemploying ofemploying Jf JfmploYlng
employing only onl Turkish Turkish regulars to put putdown putdovn putdown
down the insurrection insurrectionMacedonian InsurrectionMacedonian insurrectionMacedonian
Macedonian Leader ActiveConstantinople Active ActiveConstantinople Activeconstantinople
Constantinople advices report that thatBoris thatBoris thatBoris
Boris Saraoff leader of the Macedonian Macedonianrevolutionists 1lacellonlanrfvolutlonlats 3acedonianrevolutionists
revolutionists is devastating the dis district Illstrict district ¬
trict In the vicinity of Florida a town towaof tOWI1oC townof
of 11000 Inhabitants Inhabl ants seventeen miles milessouthwest milessouthwest milessouthwest
southwest of Monastir MonastirThirtysix MonastirThirtyeta IonailtlrThirtysix
Thirtysix Macedonian committeemen commlttecmenwho committeemenvho committeemenwho
who were arrested arrl ted in Salonika some somedays somedays somedays
days ago have been convicted of plot plotting plottlcg plottieg ¬
ting against the government but have havinot bavnot havenot
not yet been sentenced A high Turkish Turkishofficial Turkishofficial urklshomclnl
official said today that although there therearo therearosporadlc thereare
are arosporadlc sporadic disturbances dlturba es at presentthere present presentthere pre8cn pre8cnthere
there Is no likelihood of a real TurkishBulgarian Turkish TurkishBulgarian TurklshDulgnrlan
Bulgarian war as long as present coad coadtiona coadlttons cosditiona
tiona are maintained maintainedTHE maintainedTHE maintainedTHE
THE WEATHERThere WEATHER WEATHERThere WEATHERThere
There will be showers tonight OH the theSouth theSouth thesouth
South Atlantic Coast and rain ral in I south southern Mutlern southern ¬
ern Florida There will be rain ral tomor tomorrow tomorro tomorrow ¬
row ro In the South Atlantic and showers showorsin showersin ho rs rsIn
in tho East Gulf States Jn iae IA Middle MiddleAtlantic JiiddleAtlantic lIddlpAtlantic
Atlantic States Stat s lower lake ragiott and ItcdOhio andOhio ud udOhio
Ohio Valley the weather will be fair fairIt fallIt fairIt
It will be cooler coder tonight Jn the Middle Middleand Middleand 1id ll lland
and South Atlantic States and slightly slightlywarmer slightlywarmer slightlywarmer
warmer tomorrow in the Ohio Valley ValleyTHE VaHe VaHeTHE ValleyTILE
THE TEMPERATURE
9 a m TO 1
12 a m noon 71 4
1 p m 74 74STREET 7 7STREET 74STREET
STREET TEMPERATUREAffiecks TEMPERATURE TEMPERATUREAfflecks TE IPERA TURE TUREAIDecks
Afflecks standard thermometer regis registered roglstered registered ¬
tered today
9 a m 79
12 noon 87
2 p m 87THE 87 87THE
THE SUN SUNBun SUNSun SUNSun
Sun sets today 702 p m mSun mSun mSun
Sun rises tomorrow tomorrow tomorrowli10 510 a m mTIDE mTIDE mTIDE
TIDE TABLEHlgb TABLE TABLEHigh T ADLEHigh
High tide today 1046 p m mLow mLow mLow
Low tide tomorrow 511 ii a m 822 a m mHigh mIIIgh m111gh
High tide tomorrowlOrSSam tomorrow10 48 am1125 1125 pm pmL
L
NEXT CONVENTION CONVENTIONWILL I I
WILL BE HELD HELDTypos HELDAT I IAT
AT ST LOUIS LOUISTypos LOUISVote
Typos Vote Unanimously Unanimouslyfor
for Western WesternCity WesternCity WesternCity
City CityTHE CityTHETHIRD
I I II ITHE
THE THETHIRD THIRD DAYS SESSION SESSIONi SESSIONLiterature SESSIONLiterature SESSIONLiterature i
t
Literature Not Bearing Union UnionLabel UnionLabel UnionLabel
Label Destroyed by byDelegates byDelegates byDelegates
Delegates DelegatesThe
The International Typographical Tpographlcal1nlon Tpographlcal1nlonthis Union Unionthis Unionthis
this morning decided unanimously In Infavor Inravor infavor
favor of St Louis for the place of holding hold holdIng holdIng
Ing the the convention in 1904 1904Montreal 1904Montreal 1904Montreal
Montreal Canada and Omaha Neb Nebwere Nebwere Nobwere
were mentioned but did not receive a avote avote avote
vote Newark N J and Ashovllle N C Cwithdrew Cwithdrew Cwithdrew
withdrew from the race before the thenominations thenominations thenominations
nominations were made madeThe madeThe madeThe
The third session of the fortyninth fortyninthannual fortyninthannual fortyninthannual
annual convention was called to order orderthis orderthis orderthis
this morning by b President Lynch and andthe and andthe andthe
the consideration of the report of thv thvlaws th thlaws thlaws
laws committee was continued continuedBefore continuedBefore continuedBefore
Before the regular business of the theconvention theconcntlon theconvention
convention was undertaken the photo photoengraver photoengraer photoengraver
engraver delegates were excused from fromthe Cromthe fromthe
the morning mornln session sessionUnion sessl sessionUnion n nUnion
Union Label Question QuestionAgain QuestionAgain QuestionAgain
Again the questIOn of literature bear bearing bearno bearing ¬
ing no union label was answered in a adecided adecided I Idecided
decided manner by y the convention when whenthe whenthe whenthe
the delegates voted as a body to throw throwcertain throwcertain throwcertain
certain pamphlets bearing no label on onthe onthe onthe
the floor floorThe fioorThe floorThe
The first proposition to amend the thegeneral thegeneral
general laws of the union considered consideredwas consideredI consideredwas I
was to amend section 143 to rend as asfollows astollows asfollows
I follows tollowsNo followsYo i iNo
No member memberoC of a subordinate union unionf unionshall
f shall > hall be entitled cnti tled to t vote upon a apro aproposed pfp pro proposed j jposed
posed posed change in the scale of prices pricesun pricesunless un unless un unless ¬
less he has been a member of said saidunion saidunion saidunion
union for at least six months except exceptwhen exceptwhen exceptwhen
when the the organization has been in ex existence existence existence ¬
istence for a shorter period and it itshall itshall itshall
shall require a threefourths vote ote by bysecret bysecret bysecret
secret ballot of such qualified members memberspresent members memberspresent memberspresent
present at the meeting to change an anestablished anest3bllshed anestablished
established scale of prices pricesAmendment pricesAmendment pricesAmendment
Amendment Adopted AdoptedThis AdoptedThis AdoptedThis
This amendment which was favora favorably ravorably favorably ¬
bly reported by b the laws committee committeewas committeewas committoewas
was adopted by the convention conventionA
A proposition to add a new section to toArticle toArticle toArticle
Article VIII of the by laws requiring requiringthat reqtlrlngthat requiringthat
that copies of the Typographical Jour Journal Journal Journal ¬
nal shall be mailed to all country countryprinting countr countrprlntlns countryprinting
printing offices In order to Inculcatethe inculcate inculcatethe nculcatethe
the principles of unionism into the minds mindsof mindsof mindsof
of young country printers was laid on onthe onthe onthe
the table indefinitely notwithstanding notwithstandingthe
the fact that the value of reaching reachingthese reachingthese reachingthese
these young oung printers was strongly ad advocated adocated advocated ¬
vocated vocatedIn vocatedIn ocatedIn
In the course cours of the discussion Chair Chairman ChaIrman Chairman ¬
man Hayes of the laws committee said saiathat salathat saidthat
that one of the reasons that the com committee committee committee ¬
mittee had reported unfavorably on this thisproposition thbproposition thisproposition
proposition was that the union did not notwish notwish notwish
wish to run the risk of having trouble troublewith troublewith troublewith
with the United States postal laws lawswhich lawswhich lawswhich
which might be the case If f the journal journalwas journalwas journalwas
was sent gratis all over the country countrySt countySt countrySt
St Louis Gets Convention ConventionDelegate ConventionDelegate ConventionDelegate
Delegate Randall of St Louis aroseand arose aroseand arospand
and In the name of St Louis Typo Typographical Typographical Typographical ¬
graphical Union No No8 8 invited th thconvention thconvention the theconvention
convention to hold
the fiftieth an annual annual annual ¬
nual convention of the I IT T U in St StLouis StLouis StLouis
Louis Ho presented to the meeting meetingcordial a acordial acordial
cordial invitation from the officers cf cfthe tfthe ofthe
the St Louis union unionThe unionTbe unionThe
The rules governing gon > rnlng the selection of ofthe otthe ofthe
the place for the next convention were weresuspended wertsuspended weresuspended
suspended and the invitation to St Louis Louiswas LOtJIwas Louiswas
was unanimously accepted by b the con convention convention convention ¬
vention ventionInvitations ventionInvltalloD8 ventionInvitations
Invitations were extended by b both Ot Ottawa Ott33 Ottawa ¬
tawa Canada and Omaha Neb to hold holdthe 1101dtile holdthe
the fiftyfirst annual convention in thosecities those thosecities thoseclu
cities clu s The delegate from Canada spokeearnestly spoke spokeearnestly spoliaearnostly
earnestly of the necessity of the I T TUs TUs r rUs
Us supporting the Canadian local un unions unIons unions ¬
ions and asked the delegates to give Ot Oitowa Ottowa Ottowa
towa the preference in 11XJ5 11XJ5Invited lHJ lHJImited 1900Invited
Invited to Speak SpeakUpon SpeakUpon SpeakUpon
Upon a motion passed by the conven convention convention convention ¬
tion President Lynch I Jnch Invited Commis Commissioner CommlslJIoncr Commissioner ¬
sioner Driscoll of the American News Ncwspaner Newspaner cwJ cwJpanel
paner Publishers Association to address addressthe addresstbe addressthe
the convention tomorrow morning at 10 10oclock 10oclock 10Oclock
oclock
Principle of Priority PriorityThero PriorityThero PriorityThere
Thero was much discussion of the theproposition thepropmsltlon theproposition
proposition offered by by Delegate Taylor Taylorof
of Tacoma which asked that the princi principle principle prinelple ¬
ple of priority should be established in inthe Inthe inthe
the choice of substitutes substitutes to fill regular regularsituations regularlIi regularsituations
situations lIi uatlon8 The laws committee had re reported reportell reported ¬
ported unfavorably on this proposition propositionand propositionand propositionand
and the convention concurred in its report re report rcort ¬
port ort
To Adjourn for Pleasure PleasureF
F N Whitehead chairman of the com cotumitteo committee COlUmltte ¬
mittee on arrangements nrrange nonts askod the con convention concntlon convention ¬
vention to adjourn their meeting this thisafternoon thisafternoon thisafternoon
afternoon at 3 oclock in order to par participate particlpato participate ¬
ticipate in a carriage ride through tho thocity thoclt thecity
city clt This request was granted and the theContinued theContinued theContinued
Continued on Eighth Page
Dr Norman Gets an Increase of Pension PensionBut PensionBut Pension13u1
But Commissioner Ware Cuts His Salary SalaraThus SalaryThus SalarllThus
Thus the Government Loses Nothing by Its Generosity to the Veteran VeteranFriends VeteranFriends VeteranFriends
Friends of Examiner Protest
Much It < h adverse comment has been beenaroused betnaroused beenaroused
aroused among persons familiar with wl h tho thoworkings thoworkings theworkings
workings of the Pension Office by b the themanner themanner themanner
manner In which Eugene F Ware the theCommissioner thECommissioner theCommissioner
Commissioner of Pensions is alleged to tohave tohave tohave
have treated Dr Frank A Norman a amedical amtdlcal amedical
medical examiner in the office ofllcoDr officoDr officeDr
Dr Norman is a civil war veteran veteranand veternnand veteranand
and was appointed from Colorado as a amedical amt amedical
medical mt lcal examiner in 1S91 Because of ofdisabilities ofdlscbllltles ofdisabilities
disabilities incurred Incurr d in his military ser service serIce service ¬
vice Ice he was some years ago granted a apension apension apension
pension of o 12 a month He drew his hiapension hispension hispension
pension regularly regular b in addition to his sal salary 5alnr3 satary ¬
ary ary < and while Mle such a course has been beenadversely been beenadverse beenadversely
adversely adverse I criticised by many opponents opponentsof
of the present pension system so many manyother manyother manyother
other Government employes arc doing doingthe doingthe doingthe
the same thing that his case attracted attractedno
no individual attention attentionWhile attentionWl111e attentionWhile
While performing services as a medi medical medlc modtcal ¬
cal c l examiner Dr Norman learned that thatBELIEVE thatBELIEVE thatBELIEVE
BELIEVE BEAKERS BEAKERSTO BEAVERSTO
TO BE A FUGITIVE FUGITIVEPostal FUGITIVEPostal FUGITIVEPostal
Postal Officials Convinced ConvincedHe ConvincedHe ConvincedHe
He Is Afraid of Trial TrialAPPREHENDS TrialAPPREHENDS TrialAPPREHENDS
APPREHENDS DISCLOSURES DISCLOSURESFormer DISCLOSURESFormer DISCLOSURESFormer
Former Chief of Salary and AllowancesDivision Allowances AllowancesDivision AllowancesDivision
Division Thought to Fear Cross CrossExamination CrossEX3mination CrossExamination
Examination ExaminationThe
The highest officials of or the Postofficc PostofficeDepartment I I IDepartment
Department are now convinced that thatGeorge thatGeorge I IGeorge
George W Beavers former chief of the thesalary thesalary
salary and allowances division who re resigned resigned resigned ¬ I
signed when the storm of investigationfirst investigation investigationfirst
first broke and who Is now no under Indictment Indict Indictment Indictment ¬
ment is a fugitive from justice justicePostmaster justicePostmaster
Postmaster General Payne does not notcare notcare notcare
I care to say so in so many man words but ha hais h hIs heis
is inclined to take the matter philo philosophically phllolIophlca philosophically ¬
sophically lIophlca 1yWe We have plenty of trouhlesof trou troubles frouhies ¬
bles hlesof of 0911 pur Signhg otrnLhfcsaid 0Sm J LJ said > nl > B Beayor D evar evarcasobsdn lor lorcase1 V Vcaserisln
caserisln case1 lr the tl1ehands hands of the Department Departmentof
of Justice If he has slipped out the theUnited theUnited theUnited
United States marshals will go after afterhim afterhim afterhim
him Postofflce Inspectors will assist In Inthe Inthe inthe
the hunt if called on to do so soIt soIt soIt
It Is not fear of conviction alone that thatis thatIs thatis
is believed to have urged Beavers to toseek toseel toseek
seek safety in flight He is the le depository leposltory lepository ¬
pository of political secrets involving involvingboth Involvingboth involvingboth
both the Republican national committee committeeaad committee3ud committeeand
and the Republican organization of New NewYork XewYork NewYork
York State which would readily be bebrought bebrougbt bebrought
brought out should he ever be placed plaesdunder placedunder placedunder
under crossexamination Fear of the theexposures theexposures
exposures to which his own testimony testimonywould testimonyWould testimonywould I
would lead is said to have made him himlcse himlll himlnse
lcse lll e whats left of his nerve District DistrictAttorney DistrictAttorney
Attorney Attorne Youngs is criticised for not nothaving nothaving nothaving I
having brought about his apprehension apprehensionwhen apprehensionwhen
when the opportunity offered offeredSPENDS oferedPRESIOENT offeredPRE8LENT
PRESIOENT PRE8LENTCruise ROOSEVELT ROOSEVELTSPENDS
SPENDS SPE DAY hA OHM OHMCruise ON tJt SYLPH 8YLLFIAboutSound i iCruise
Cruise About AboutSound Sound With Party of ofv ofFriends ofFriends
v Friends FriendsOYSTER FriendsOYSTER FriendsOYSTER
OYSTER BAY A Y Aug 12 12Presldent 12Presldentand President Presidentand
and Mrs Roosevelt spent the day crul crulIng crull crulllng crulping
Ing about the Sound on the Sylph Mr Mrand Mrand Ir Irand
and Mr Mrs Jacob Rile wore the Presidents Presi Presidents Presldents ¬
dents guests on the voyage An officer officerfrom officerfrom officerfrom
from the Presidents yacht met Mr Ir and andMrs andoIls andMrs
Mrs Rile at the station when they ar arrived arrived arrived ¬
rived on the 1001 train and took them themout themout themout
out to the Sylph on tbe ships launch launchPresident launchPresident launchPresident
President Roosevelt has received a amessage amesasgo amessage
message from Sir Thomas Lipton Liptonceptln ac accepting ac accepting ¬
cepting the invitation sent s < > nt him to view viewthe viewthe Iew Iewthe
the naval maneuvers off Oyster Bay Baynext Baynext Baynext
next Monday from the Mayflower h1nOWer Sir SirThomas SirThomas SirThomas
Thomas will sail down the Sound on his hisyacht hisyacht hisyacht
yacht in time to go aboard tho May Mayflower Maynower Mayflower ¬
flower at 830 Monday morning morningWhile morningWhlle morningWhile
While he Is the Presidents guest Sir SirThomas SirThomas SirThomas
Thomas will agan urge the Chief Magis Magistrate Magistrate Magistrate ¬
trate to witness one or more of the theinternrional theInternrlonal theinternrl
internrional ional yacht races from the Erin Erinand Erinand Erinand
and It Is probable that the President Presidentwill Presidentwill Presidentwill
will make his provisional acceptance of ofseveral otseveral ofseveral
several weeks ago a more positive positivepromise positivepromise positivepromise
promise The President said last even evenIng evenIng evening
Ing that he wished w hed to see at least len > t one oneof oneof oneof
of the contests and thought that he hecould hecould hecould
could arrange to be present at the first firstrace firstrace firstrace
race If he does he will probably sail sailup
I up to Sandy Hook on the evening before beforeIn beforeIn beforein
In order to bo on the scene bright and andearly an ancarly and andearly
early the next morning morningSMALL morningSMALL morningSMALL
SMALL RACE RIOT RIOTIN RIOTIN RIOTIN
IN INDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLISINDIANAPOLIS INDiANAPOLISINDIANAPOLIS INDIANAPOLISINDIANAPOLIS
INDIANAPOLIS Ind Aug 12 12K 12KVood 12Kay 12KayWood Kay KayWood
Wood a negro n gro shot James Sanders wnilJ wnilJin whll whllIn whils1n
in an argument this morning over how hownruch howmuch howmuch
much education a negro should IJyre A Ascore Ascore Ascore
score of white men attacked 3t acked the negro negrowho negrowho negrowho
who fled The mob followed and Wood Woodwas Woodwas VoodI
was finally Hnan shot by his pursuers The Theexcitement Theexclt6ment Theexcitement
excitement is high as a the affair happened hap happened happened ¬
I pened on downtown streets Both men menwill monwill manwill
will recover
because he e was suffering from chronic chronicmalaria chronicma13rJa chronicmalaria
malaria the germs of which entered his hissystem hissystem hissystem
system while orhit In the course of the civil civilwar civilw3r civilwar
war he was entitled to an increase in inhis Inhis inhis
his pension from 12 to J30T1 301l month monthHe monthHe monthHe
He made application for this Increase Increaseand Increaseand increaseand
and then his troubles began His claim claimwas claimwas claimwas
was proved and allowed When Commis Commissioner Commissioner Commisstoner ¬
sioner Ware was wast about to sign slsnWthe slsnWthecerUficate signthe signthecertificate fine finecertificate
certificate he informed Dr Norman Normanthat Normanthat Normanthat
that If he took the additional pen pension penelon pension ¬
sion money his salary of 1800 would wouldbe wouldbe wouldbe
be reduced so that his total income from fromthe Cromthe fromthe
the Government would be the same as It Itwas Itwas itwas
was before the extra pension was wasgranted waeKrantml wasgranted
granted grantedFriends KrantmlFriends grantedFriends
Friends of Dr Norman have taken up uphis uphis uphis
his case They assert that the Pension PensionCommisEloner PensionCommissioner PensionCommissioner
Commissioner was simply trying to tomake tomale tomake
make capital out ot the application of ofDr otDr ofDr
Dr Norman because the he Commissioner Commissionerhad
had the doctor at hlsvmercy his mercy and that thatafter thataCte thatafter
after aCte cutting down the doctors salaryYASFIINiTUi1 salary salarySEABOARD salaryWASHINGTON
WASHINGTON LOSES LOSESSEABOARD O8E O8E8EABUAR I
SEABOARD OFFICES OFFICESGeneral OFfiCESGeneral OFFIE8General
General Agent Conklyn ConklynGoes ConklynGoes ConklYnGoes
Goes to Quaker City CityEXPANSION CityEXPANSION CityEXPANSION
EXPANSION OF THE SYSTEM SYSTEMMen SYSTEMMen SYSTEMMen
Men Sent to All Principal Points in inthe inthe inthe
the Northern NorthernStates NorthernSt NorthernStates
States StatesAnnouncement St StatesAnnouncement tcs tcsAnnouncement
Announcement was made this morning morningthat morninrthat morningthat
that the headquarters of the general generalagent generalagent generalagent
agent of the Seaboard Air AirLine Line of this thisdistrict thisdistrict thisdistrict
district are to be removed from Washington Wash Washington YashIngton ¬
ington to Philadelphia The change Is Isto Isto isto
to go into effect September 30 The Theoffices Theoffices Theoffices
offices in Pennsylvania Avenue how bowever however however
ever are not to be closed the city pas passenger passenger passenger ¬
senger agent remaining in charge of ofthem ofthem ofthem
them themGeneral themGeneral themGeneral
General General A ligept gept ent W E Conklyn who who whoJlas ohohas whohas
Jlas has been bcent n tr + the t a head he d of L affairs ot the lhes1item thesystem thesyY
system syY teth In Washington Warbfngtontor for for several everal years yearsand yearsond yearsand
and who has hosts of friends here is to totake totake totake
take charge of the Quaker City office officewith officewith
with Chief Clerk Robert Stump to as assist assist asslat ¬ I
sist him J W V Cole the city passenger passengeragent passengeragent
agent is the man who is to remain in incharge Incharge incharge I I
charge here hereThe hereThe hereThe I
The Philadelphia office is to take takecharge takecharge
charge of the business coming front the theNorthwest thaNorthwest th throrthwest
I I
Northwest Pennsylvania Maryland larland and andDelaware andDelaare andDelaware
Delaware western New York and New NewJersey ZevJersey NewJersey
Jersey Now Xe England business alone is isto isto I
to be handled from the New York office officeThe omc omcThe officeThe
II
The change is in keeping with the re recently r rcentIy rcently < ¬
cently developed plan of expansion of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Seaboard Offices have been opened openedin open din d dIn
in Pittsburg and several se ral of the other otherNorthern oth otherNorthern r rXortbrn
Northern cities and a business campaign campaignis
is to be Inaugurated this winter which whichthe whichthe whichthe
the Seaboard officers expect is going to tobe toI tobe
I be fruitful of results resultsJA1AICA resultsJAMAICA results8TOR8EPT
JAMAICA STOR1SWEPT STOR1SWEPTHurricane STORMSWEPTBANANA i itillUP
BANANA CROP RUINED RUINEDHurricane RUIMEHurricane
Hurricane Now Threatens Florida Floridaand Floridaand Floridaand
and Atlantic Coast CoastKINGSTON CoastKIXGSTqX CoastKINGSTON
KINGSTON KIXGSTqX Jamaica Aug 12 1The 1TheI 12Theentire The Theentire
entire Island of Jamaica suffered severe severely severelyfrom severely ¬
I
ly lyfrom from the hurricane which swept over it ityesterday ItI ityesterday
yesterday and last night and the result resultant resultR1t resultant ¬
I
ant damage will be enormous enormousThe enorlDousThe enormousThe
The suburbs of > f Kingston were swept and audmany 3ndumny andmany
many houses were blown down or un unroofed unroofed unroofed ¬
roofed Tho railway telephone and andtelegraph nndtelegraph andtelegraph
telegraph systems s stems were put out of bust business buslnoss bustfloss ¬
ness the poles loaded with wires prey proving pro proIns preying ¬
ing first class marks for the fury of the thetornado thetornado thetornado
tornado The American schooner Res Rescue Rescue Rescue ¬
cue and the brigantine Galatea from fromHalifax fromHalifax fromHalifax
Halifax were In the harbor at Ktnston Ktnstonand Klnstonand Kinstonand
and both were badly damaged damagedThe dam damagedThe ed edThe
The banana Industry Industr has received a ablow ablow ablow
blow from which it will take years ears to torecover torecover torecover
recover A conservative estimate of the thedamage tbedamage thedamage
damage is about 2600000The 2500000 2500000The 2500000The
The following special bulletin was wasgiven wasKiven wasgiven
given out by b the Weather Bureau this thismornins thismornln thismorning
morning morninsWest mornln morningWest
West est Indian storm Is apparently re recurving recurving recurving ¬
curving northward toward the south southcoast southcoast southcoast
coast of western Cuba A gale will set setin tietIn setin
in over the southeast gulf southern southernFlorida southernIorida southernFlorida
Florida Iorida and western Bahamas this aft afternoon afternoon afternoon ¬
ernoon and night and probably over overthe overthe overthe
the northeast part of the Gulf of Mex Mexico Mexico Iex IexIco ¬
ico and along alon and off our South Ai Ailantlc Atlantic t tlantlc
lantlc coast Thursday ThursdayIt Thursdfi ThursdfiooIt
ooIt It is impossible now to determine determinewhether determinewhether determinewhether
whether thc storm will reach our Middle Middleand llddlcnnd Middleand
and North Atlantic coasts Timely no notice nQ nQtice notice ¬
tice will be given If it shapes a course coursetoward coursetowan1 coursetoward
toward these coasts Vessels Vessels have been beenwarned beenwarned beenwarned
warned not to sail southward from At Atlantic Atlantic Atlantic ¬
lantic r ports portsFERRYBOAT > orts IortsFERRYBOAT ortsFERRYBOAT
FERRYBOAT DISABLEDThe DISABLED DISABLEDThe DISABLEDThe
The ferryboat Washington In tho thoservice thosprvlcc theservice
service between this city and Alexandria Alexan Alexandria Alexandria ¬
dria is laid up indefinitely owing to toan toan toan
an accident to her machinery It has hasbeen hasbeon hasboon
been necessary to send to New York for fornew tornew fornew
new parts needed Tho officers say the theboat theboat theboat
boat can resume her trips next week
JUr Ware would point to the case with withpride withpride withpride
pride and hold it up to the public and andtho andthe andthe
the voters as an evidence of how care carefully carefully carefully ¬
fully he watches every cent of expendi expenditure expenditure expenditure ¬
ture in his officeFriends office officeFriends officeFriends
Friends of Commissioner Ware insist insistthat lIJslstthat insistthat
that Dr Norman was not unjustly unjustlytreated unjustlytreated unjustlytreated
treated and that the doctor himself himselfacknowledged himselfacknowledged himselfacknowledged
acknowledged the fairness of the th reduc reduction r reduction duc ductlon ¬
tion although other men under the thesame thesame thesame
same conditions have not had their in incomes Incomes incomes ¬
comes decreased Dr Norman is in bad badhealth badhealth badhealth
health and is on Indefinite leave from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the Pension Office He Is nOw no In Cali California C311tornln California ¬
fornia forniaMr tornlnMr forniaMr
Mr War Warto Ware Is In the West rest on his way wayto wayto
to the annual encampment of the G A AR AR AR
R at San Francisco Mr Ware Varedeclared Varedeclaredto declared declaredto
to reporters In Kansas the other day daythat daythat daythat
that he never reads the papers nowa nowadays nowadas nowadays ¬
days so he will probably not hear of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this protest from the friends of Dr DrNorman DrNorman DrNorman
Norman NormanI NormanMAGDOMIES
MAGOONNIES TO 00 00MGLELLAN DOi3t
iGLELLi i3t 1 1Designated STATUE STATUEDesignated STATUEDesignated
Designated b by Board to De Besign Design Designllemorial ¬
sign signllemorial signllemorialDID memorial memorialDID MemorialDID
DID NOT S SUB SUBMIT U B M I IT T M MOD MODEL MODELDistinguished 0 D E L LDistinguished LDistinguished
Distinguished American Sculptor Com Commissioned Commissioned Commissioned ¬
missioned to Undertake Work WorkCom WorkCompetition WorkCompetition Com Competition ¬
petition Pronounced a Failure FailureFrederick Fa FailureFrederick ure ureFrederick
Frederick A MacMonnles tlac lonnles the die distinguished dlstlngulshed dietingutehed ¬
tinguished American sculptor has been beenawarded beenawarded beenawarded
awarded the contract to design and andmodel andmodel andmodel
model the statue of General McClellan McClellanwhich McClell3Dwhich McClellanwhich
which Is to be added to the public art artcollection artcollection
collection cf Washington The award awardhas awardhas
has been made by the commission ap appointed ape apepol1ted appointed ¬
pointed to for the purpose and consisting consistingof cODslliit consistingof g gof
of Secretary Root Senator Wetmore ot otRhode o oho ot otRhode
Rhode ho Island and Genc G C2nei C Ruggles nu 1 i1 Mr MrMncilonnles 1lr1Iac MrMacMonnies
Mncilonnles 1Iac MacMonnies tocnles was nof notaoompet not Ta a competVior rfor rforthe for forthe forthe
the contract but has been b en selected to todo toI todo
do the workin view of his recognized recognizedposition r recognizedposition cognhe cognheposition
position In the front rank of American Americansculptors AmericanI Americansculptors
sculptors sculptorsIn scul torR torRIn
In rejecting all bids lds offered olTer d last June Junethe JuneI Junethe
the commission exercised its perogative perogativein
in such uch matters and in so doing doln has hasevoked hasevoked hasevoked
evoked many expressions eq > resslons of approval approvalfrom approv approvalfrom J Jfrom
from art lovers of Washington who he believe helIeve ¬
lieve that such competitions have done donelittle donelittle
little to Improve the standard of publicmOJuments public publicmonuments publicmonuments
II monuments in Washington WashingtonMr
Mr Ir MacMonnies Is now no in Paris ParisAmong ParisAmong ParisAmong
Among his notable works in Washing Washington Washington ¬
ton are the statue or Shakespeare in inthe Inthe inthe
the Reading Room gallery Library of ofCongress otCongress ofCongress
Congress and the two bronze doors at atthe atthe atthe
the main entrance of the same Insti Institution Institution institution ¬
tution tutionNo tutionOOORS tutionDOORS
OOORS REMAIN LOCKED LOCKEDAT OKEDAT
AT BENNING ABATTOIR ABATTOIRNo
No Signs Si ns of Settlement Between BetweenButchers BetweenButchers BetweenButchers
Butchers and Union UnionThe UnionThe UnionThe
The abattor at Benning Is still closed closedand closednnd closedand
and up III to a late hour this afternoon afternoonthere atternoonthere afternoonthere
there was no prospect of an adjustment adjustmentof
of the trouble between members of th thbutchers thbutchers the thebutchers
butchers union and the wholesale wholesalebutchers wholesalebutchers wholesalebutchers
butchers butchersA
A deputation from the union called calledon calledon
I on Joseph Hillman representative of ofthe otthe ofthe
the wholesale butchers yesterday and andproposed andproposed andproposed
proposed to submit a statement to him himthis hlwthis himthis
this morning outlining their grievances grievancesThey Jt1lev3ncesThey grievancesThey
They had not called upon Mr Ir Hillman Hillmanlate Hmmanlate Hillmanlate
late today todavNo todayNo
No 00 Inconvenience Is being experienced experiencedby
by the butchers as asthey they claim to be beobtaining b bobtaining beobtaining
obtaining goods from outside sources sourcespromptly sourcespromptl sourcespromptly
promptly and with no difficulty Should Shouldthe Shouldthe Shouldthe
the present state of affairs continuelong continue continuelong conti nUl nUllong
long enough to embarrass the whole wholesale wholp3alo wholesalo ¬
sale dealers measures will be taken to tofill tofill tofill
fill tbe union mens places No 0 steps stepstoward stepstoward stepstoward
toward that end however have yet yetbeen yetbeen vetII
been contemplatedBIG contemplated contemplatedBIG t d
II BIG RUSSIAN FLEET FLEETATVLADIVOSTOCK FLEETAT LEETAT
ATVLADIVOSTOCK ATVLADIVOSTOCKVLADIVOSTOCK AT VLADIVOSTOCK ULADIVOSTOCKVLADIVOSTOCK VLADIVOSTOCKVLADIVOSTOCK
VLADIVOSTOCK Aug 12 12Thls This sea seaport seaport seaport ¬
port la I full of fraternizing German and andRussian anliRusslnn andRussian
Russian bluejackets who are enjoying enjoyingthemselves enjolnthemselves enjoyingthemselves
themselves as only onl seamen canAdmiral can canAdmiral cnnAdmiral
Admiral Alexieff Alextefl Is In l ti command of the theRussian theRusslnn theRussian
Russian fleet which already numbers numberstwelve numberstwe1o numberstwelve
twelve vessels while thirty thlrt other othe iron ironclads Ironclnds ironclads ¬
clads and cruisers nnd ten torpedo boats boatsare boat boatare boatsare
are under orders to proceed here The Thebig TheblS Thebig
big gathering of warships In striking strikingaiM
aiM Cll ie > JiIU iU < 7 of te I io COIl la1La c v > u 3 btiuaiut btiuaiutgreat iNalugreat I 3U 3Ugreat
great interestLIEUT Interest InterestLIEUT InterestLIEUT
LIEUT WHITE ASSIGNED ASSIGNEDTO ASSIGNEDTO ASSIGNEDTO
TO DUTY ON FRANKLIN FRANKLINLieut
Lieut W v R White lte who Is now on onduty onduty onduty
duty in the Bureau Dur au or o Steam Engineering Engineeringof
of the Navy Nav Department Dep rtment is ordered to toduty toduty toduty
duty on the Franklin on September Scptemb r 1 1In lIn 1in
In connection with the crew for the Mis Missouri Missouri lIs lIssourl ¬
souri and is to be on the latter vessel vesselwhen vesselwhen vesselwhen
when It U placed in commission In Oc October October October ¬
tober
Y
DISTRICT DEBT DEBTBORNE DEBTBORNE DEBTBORNE
BORNE BY BYFEW FEW
INSTITUTIONS OF OFASYLUM OFWILL
ASYLUM WILL BE BEDIVORCED BEDIVORCED
DIVORCED AT ATONCE ATONCEommissioners ONCE ONCECommissioners
Commissioners Hit lI it Upon UponThis UponThis UponThis
This Means of Preventing Pre Preventing Preventing ¬
venting TroubleMR Trouble TroubleMR Trouble1R
MR WEST DISCUSSES PLAN PLANSays PLANSays PLANSays
Says Segregation Is Move in inRight inRight inRight
Right Direction and Rem Remedy Renledy Remedy ¬
edy Will Be Lasting LastingA
A radical change Is contemplated In Inthe Inthe inthe
the method of administering the affairs affairsof aff31rsof affairsof
of the he Washington Asylum A plan de devised devls devised ¬
vised vls d by Commissioner West and ap approved approved approved ¬
proved in all 1I its essential ess ntlal details detailsCommissioner by byCommissioner byCommissioner
Commissioner Macfarland provides that thateach thateach thateach
each of the three institutions compris comprising comprisIng comprising ¬
ing the asylum namely the workhousealmshouse workhousealmshouse workhouse workhousealmshouse
almshouse and 3ndhospltal hospital are to be beseg besegregated seg segregated segregated ¬
regated one from the other and rees reestablished reestablls reestablished ¬
tablished tablls ed under separate and distinct distinctmanagement distinctmanngement distinctmanagement
management managementThe manngementThe managementThe
The workhouse which at no time timeshelters timeshelters timeshelters
shelters less than 100 petty violators of ofthe ottlbe ofthe
the law Ja is to pe be e put in incharge charge of a acaptain acaptain acaptain
captain or lieutenant of pqlice the thehospital thehospital thehospital
hospital is to be in charge of the resi resident resident resident ¬
dent and visiting physicians and the thealmshouse thealmshouse thealmshouse
almshouse will continue under an lo lotendeht Intende lntendent
tendeht tende lt who as at present will be but buta buta
a civilian employe of the District gov government go goernment government ¬
ernment
Location of New Buildings BuildingsThe BuildingsThe BuildingsThe
The Commissioners by the persistent persistenteffdrt persistentef persistenteffdrt
effdrt ef rt on the part of Mr tr Macfarland Macfarlandhave Macfarlandhae Macfarlandhave
I have obtained appropriations appropd t1ons for a new newmunicipal ncwmunicipal newmunicipal
municipal hospital bo Dltal and almshouse The Theformer TheCormer Theformer
I
former will bo bolocated located on Brisbtwood BrisbtwoodRoad BrhhtwoodRoad BrightwoodRoad
I Road beyond the city limits and the thelatter thelatter thelatter
latter will 111 be transferred to o oa a a point pointopposite Dolntopposite pointopposite
opposite Alexandria Alexa drIaatth atthe atthe lower lo r endOt endOtthe end endotthe ot otthe
the District line IIn line The present present alms almshouse aims aimshouse almshouse
house building building will probably be condemned con condemned condemned ¬
demned leaving Ie3ln however the hospital hospitalbuilding hosIlltnlbuilding hospitalbuilding
building and other structures for the theuse theuse theuse
use of the workhouse workhouseIn
In speaking of this new plan thereasons the thereasons fhoreasons
reasons for it and its probable effect effectCommissjoner effectCommissJoner effectCommissjoner
Commissjoner West saidThe said saidThe saidThe
The Commissioners ComplIssloners for a long time timei timebave timehave
i have been advocating reforms at the theWashington theashlngton theWashington
Washington Asylum but Congress Congressthrough CDngresstbroulth Congressthrough
through scanty appropriations has practically prac practically practically ¬
tically tied their hands The recent re report report report ¬
port of the theinvestigating investigating committee ot otthe otthe ofthe
the Board of Charities exposing txp exposing slnJ what whatpurports whatpurports whatpurports
purports to be culpable negligence In Inthe Inthe inthe
the administration of the affairs of theinstitution the theinstitution theInstitution
institution makes It imperative that thatsome thatsome thatsome
some action be taken Immediately ImmediatelyPoliceman ImmediatelyPoliceman immediatelyPoliceman
Policeman for WorkhouseThe Workhouse WorkhouseThe WorkhouseThe
The first step will be to divorce the thethree thethree thethree
three minor institutions institutions one from the theother theother theother
other I will suggest then that a captain cap captain captaln ¬
tain cr lieutenant of police be assigned assicnodto assl n < 1 1to
to assume charge of the worknouse The Themen rh rhmen rhomen
men confined there are generally Ir Ircorrlglble It Itcorrigible incorrigible
corrigible and show little or no reaped respectfor reapedfor rCJpcctfor
for a civilian whatever whatevermay may be bib title titleThe tltleThe titleThe
The presence of an officer with his blue blueuniform blueuniform blueuniform
uniform and brass buttons and the In Insignia Insignia Insignia ¬
signia of his rank upon uJonhls his shoulders shoulderswill shoul shoulderswill e3 e3wll1
will do more to keen these men orderly orderlyand ordtrlyand orderlyand
and respectful than an army ot civilians civiliansThis cliHansThis civiliansThis
This plan has the further advantage advantagethat advanta advantasathat d dthat
that If I a particular officer shows lack jf jfadministrative J Jadmlnlstratlve if ifadmintatrative
administrative ability ablUt or a disinclina disinclination disinclination disinclination ¬
tion to to watch closely closely the affairs of the theworkhouse th thworkhouse theworkhouse
workhouse the Commissioners may maytransfer maytr3nsfer maytransfer
transfer him to a precinct and designateanother designate designateanother designateanother
another officer thus avoiding comment commentor
or embarrassing formalities Then again againan againan againan
an occasional change of this sort made madepossible madttpossible mad madpossible
possible by b this plan will maintain asort a asort 1 1sort
sort of competition one officer omcercheckln omcerchecklnloose checkingloose checking checkingloose
loose or careless methods on the part partmother of ofanother oranother
another anotherIn anotherIn motherIn
In other words ords the Commissioners Commissionerswill
will be In closer and more direct touch touchwith touchwith touchwith
with the workhouse guaranteeing a bet better better better ¬
ter administration The workhouse is isessentially l5csscntllly isessentially
essentially a branch of the Police Department De Department Department ¬
partment and It was a great mistake mistakein
in the first pla plate < to place a civilian civilian at atits atI atits
its I ts head headMAKE headMAKE headMAKE
MAKE DECLARATIONS DECLARATIONSTODAY DECLARATIONSTODAY ECLARATIO8TODAY
TODAY OR II1 PAY AY PENALTY PENALTYPersonal PENALTYPersonal PEMALTYPersonal
Personal Tax Ta Lists Must Iust Be Reported ReportedBefore ReportedBefore ReportedBefore
Before 3 oClock oClockToday oClockI oClockToday
Today < is the last t day on n which declarations decla declarations declarations ¬
I rations of personal taxes can be re returned returned returned ¬
turned without charge > or penalty a and m1dI nd ndthe
I the Assessors office has been crowded crowdedfrom crowddI crowdedfrom
I from early morning Assessor Darneille Darneillegave Darnelllpsac Daraeillegave
gave notice July 13 that for thirty thlrl daysaccording days daysaccording daysaccording
according to the personal tax law hid hidoffice hl hloffice hisoffice
office would receive declarations for forpersonal forpersonal forpersonal
personal taxes for to the fiscal year tar 19034 10034The 19034The 19034The
The number of dally dal1 applications applicationshas
has been enormous sometimes as asmany asman asmany
many man as 1000 persons filing their theirpapers theirpapers theirpapers
papers between the hours of 9 a m and andt andit
3 t p m mTomorrow nlTomorro mTomorrow
Tomorrow the Assessor and his force forceot forceot forceof
ot assistants will begin the compilation compilationof
of a list of those persons who have havemade havemade havemade
made no returns and the Inspectors will willbe willbe willbe
be sent out to appraise the property ofall of ofall
1 all delinquents Tho assessment is then thenlevied thenlevied thenlevied
levied with the penalty attached aU ched
Under New Revenue Law
50000 Taxpayers Contribute Con Contribute Contribu ¬
tribute tribu e 4318000 An Annually AnnuaHy Annually ¬
nually to District Cof Coffers Coffers Coffers ¬
fers fersASSESSMENT fersASSESSMENT fersASSESSMENT
ASSESSMENT PRONOUNCED PRONOUNCEDGENERALLY PRONOUNCEDGENERALLY PRONOUNCEDGENERALLY
GENERALLY UNEQUAL UNEQUALWhole UNEQUALWhole UNEQUALWhole
Whole Taxable Body of ofReal ofReal ofReal
Real Property Valued Valuedat
at 208731886 20873 1 886 Ex Exempted Exempted Exempted ¬
empted Property Val Valued Valued Valued ¬
ued at 130000000 130000000The
The new tax mach machinery 1iery > ery established establishedby establishedby
by the act of Congress approved July i
1902 has not met the expectation of ofthose ofthose ofthose
those who framed the law It has notincreased not notincreased notincreased
increased the revenue to the extent an anticipated anticipated anticipated ¬
ticipated and it does not please the tbapeople thepeople thepeople
people of the District Those who pay paytaxes paytaxes paytaxes
taxes feel fe 1 that the amount exacted of ofthem ofthem ofthem
them for municipal purposes is toolarge too toolarge toolarge
large as compared with the value of oftheir oftheir oftheir
their property and their ability to pay payJustly payJustly payJustly
Justly or otherwise the Government iscomplained is iscomplained iscomplained
complained against because of higher higherassessment higheraSsessment higherassessment
assessment aSsessment and < increasing public bur burdens burdens burdens ¬
dens densThe densThe densThe
The rate of taxation Is fixed by the thelaw thelaw thelaw
law of 1902 at U50 L50 L O on each 100 of taxable tax tarable taxable
able real estate and personal propertyThis property propertyI propertyThis
I This rate Is s lower than In many other othercities othercities othercities
cities The law fixes the assessable assessablevalue assessablovalue assessablevalue
value of real property at twothlrds ofits of ofIts otIts
Its true value and of personal property propertyat
at a fair valuation tho former to bedetermined be bedetermined bedetermined
determined by the Board of Assistant AssistantAssessors AssistantAssessors AssistantAssessors
Assessors and the later by the owner In ismaking Inmaking Inm31t1ng
making his return In the month of ofAjigURt otI ofAuggfiteach
AjigURt Au Auggfiteach teich each year yearUndeP t F FUnd
I VndES UndeP Und P the last assessment 3ssessmentlht the taxable taxnblobasis taxablebasis xnMo xnMobasis
basis of ofrel real estate is 20SV721 208 2087 18G6 l 866 S6d an anincrease anIncrease asincrease
increase of 26206258 26206 58 over the old as assessment assessment assessment ¬
sessment The tax Js is 3130978 an In Increase Incre35C increase ¬
crease of 421379 above that of the theprevious theprelous theprevious
previous year yearIt yearIt yearIt
It was hoped the new assessment assessmentwould asse85p1ent asse85p1entnould assessmentwould
would add about 1000000 to the annual annualrevenues an annualrevenues ual ualrevenues
revenues These figures show that all allthe 311the allthe
the Items are low for a city of 300000 300000population 300000population 300000population
population The taxable basis being beingsmall being beingsmall beingsmall
small small the rate of taxation low and the therevenue thereenUe therevenue
revenue not excessive the cause for the thetaxplayers thetnxplayers thetaxplayers
taxplayers complaint must exist else elsewhere elS elSwhere elsewhere ¬
where than in the phases of the subject subjectenumerated subjectenumerated subjectenumerated
enumerated enumeratedWhat enumeratedWhat enumeratedWhat
What the Records Show ShowRecords ShowRecords ShowRecords
Records In the municipal offices present pre present present ¬
sent the following toll owing facts relative to as assessment assessment assessment ¬
sessment and taxation taxationOf taxationOf taxationOf
Of the 203731836 of taxable real realestate realestate realestate
estate 171507624 Is In the city of ofWashington ofVashlngton ofWashington
Washington and 37224242 in the coun county county county ¬
ty or suburbs of the District This Indi Indicates Indicates fndicates ¬
cates that the city bears a tax burden burdenfour burdentour burdenfour
four and onethird times tfmesgreater greater than thanthe thanthe thanthe
the suburban sqburban section Of the 3130973 3130973due 3130978due 3130973due
due from the real estate tax 2660003 2660003had 2660003had 266000had
had been collected on July L LForeign LForeign 1 1Foreign
Foreign embassies and legations hold boldproperty holdproperty holdproperty
property valued at 514776 the United UnitedStates UnitedStates UnitedStates
States and District of Columbia own ownproperty ownproperty ownproperty
property the value of which is esti estimated estimated estimated ¬
mated at 9500000 and other exemp exemptions exemptions exemptions ¬
tions Including the property of relig religious religious religious ¬
ious educational and charitable Insti Institutions Institutions institutions ¬
tutions and cemeteries amount to 125
000000 Including the streets and pub public public publie ¬
lic reservations and the items men mentioned mentioned mentioged ¬
tioned 46 per cent of the real estate and andimprovements andImprovements andimprovements
improvements in the District of Colum Columbia Colum Columbia Columbla
bia pays no taxes If this exempted exemptedproperty exemptedpropert exemptedproperty
property was regularly assessed and andthe andthe andthe
the taxes paid the District revenues revenuesfrom revenuestrom revenuesfrom
from real estate would amount to 5
455000 In fact the principle underly underlying underlyIng underlytag ¬
ing the onehalf payment of District Districtexpenses Districtexpenses Districtexpenses
expenses by the National atlonal Government is isto Isto isto
to offset the exemption of Federal Federalproperties Federalproperties Federalproperties
properties from taxation taxationHere tax3tfonHere taxationHere
Here Is to be found the first reason reasonfor reasontor reasonfor
for the heavy burden of taxation taxationThe taxationThe taxationThe
The revenue revenu is drawn from only 64 64per 6tper 64per
per cent of taxable property Another AnotherImportant AnotherImportant Anotherimportant
Important fact in the same connection connectionIs
Is that the taxes on real estate are paid paidby paidby paidby
by 83431 33 3t persons of whom 21419 1419 reside re reside reside ¬
side In the city and 10015 in the coun country countr cocatry ¬
try tr In other words each of the holders holdersof
of real estate in the city clt might be said saidto Ialdto saidto
to pny 115 a year in taxes and each eachone eachone eachone
one In the country 5a75 The cost of ofimprovements otImprovements ofimprovements
improvements including street exten extensions oxtenalone xtln xtlnIons ¬
alone Ions paving laying of sidewalks sidewalksbridges sidewalksbridges sidewalksbridges
bridges and tree planting in the coun country country country ¬
try are about equal to those In the city cityIn cityIn cityIn
In short the chlet burden of the city cityban eltytaxpayer citytaxpayer
taxpayer Is to meet the cost of subur suburban suburban
ban Improvements which continually continuallyrun
run ahead of o the growth of the city cityRevenues cityRevenues cityRevenues
Revenues From Other Sources SourcesThe SourcesThe SourcesThe
The District records further show that thatthe thltthe thatthe
the personal tax tn assessment for the last lastfiscal lastfiscal lastfiscal
fiscal year aggregated 37800000 and andyielded nnJyielded andyielded
yielded a tax of 667000 of which
459761 was W S collected on July 1 It was wasexpected W wasexpected S Sexpected
expected that the personal tax like the thenew thenew thenew
new assessment of real property would wouldadd wouMndd wouldadd
add 1000000 to the annual revenue revenuePersonal reenuePersonnl revenuePorsonal
Personal taxes are paid by b 35165 3 1G5 per persons persons persons ¬
sons of whom 24220 reside In the city cityThe eftyTho cityThe
The revenue front licenses was 420000 420000From 420000From 120000From
From all sources Including back taxes

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