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NUMBER 3574 357 ASHINGTON Y THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 24 1904 PRICE ONE CENT
JAPANESE JAPANESEMASSED JAPANESEMASSEDFOR MASSED MASSEDFOR
FOR AN ADVANCE ADVANCEON ADVANCES
S ON YALU RIVER HlVERLand RIVERLand
Land Operations Expect Expected Expected Expected ¬
ed in Far East With Within Within Withill ¬
in a Week WeekHOLD WtekHOLD WeekHOLD
HOLD STRONG POSITIONS POSITIONSSeoul POSITIONSSeoul POSITIONSSeoul
Seoul Secure From Attack AttackFrom AttackFrom AttackFrom
From Northwest Nortl1vestArmy Nortl1vestArmyS1ffers NorthwestArmySuffers Army ArmySuffers
Suffers Hardships HardshipsLONDON HardshipsLONDON HardshipsLONDON
LONDON March SI 31If If todays news newsi newspaper newspaper nev nevpaper
i paper dispatches dl fHltche are reliable reUe the th ad adVance adViUee advance
Vance of orthe the th Japanese Japan e arrffy northward northwardmay northwardmay northwardmay
may be expected C ted very soon soonThe soonrhe soonThe
The Tokyo corrupondem of th thttrDally thttrDally101al1 thotDally thotDallyp Daiy DaiyMall
p Mall says SfIshe say he understands that opera operations openttlons operations ¬
tions will begin about a week w k hence hencewith l1eneewith hencewtth
with an advance on the Yalu River RiverThe RtverThe j
The correspondent of ° C the Telegraph Telegraphat
at Seoul predict that the censorship censorshipwilt ceBlJ018htpwill censorshipwilt
wilt be relaxed early in April which whichmay whichmay whIchma
may ma be interpreted a aa confirming the re resports repurtlt revport
vport sports purtlt ot an impending forward OWX move movement movement JUOVemeat ¬
ment
Japans Preparations PreparationsThe
The Tb correspondent of the Telegraph Telegraphcabling TeJegraphC1lbJli1g Te1egraphcabIi
cabling cabIi from t n1 Cheefoo glvea ea a a further furtheraccount furtheraccount furtheraccount
account of the Japanese Japan preparations preparationsHe
He says he went on a steamer front fromChlimanipho frontChluaampho frontChiitnampho
Chlimanipho on March 19 and found foundthat foundthat foundthat
that every landing place on the northern northerncoast northerncoast northernvoast
coast or Korea has been appropriated appropriatedby ptoprl8tedLy
by the Japanese Jspane e in readiness for the thebreaking tb tbbreak1 thtbraktn
breaking break1 braktn up of the ice iceThe IceThe IceThe
The commissary department Is active activethroughout actlvthroughout activethroughout
throughout the country count1 buying and andstoring andstonug and8torwk
storing rice and other supplies but UM UMgreat th4tgrea thegreat
great grea t poverty of the Koreans and the theBhtrtness theshe the81K
she Bhtrtness rtn988 ot food among them make makethe mak makthtt makesthe
the work w rk difficult There are only manna mannafor meauator meansrot
for supplying 90009 men in Korea To ToIncrease To1ncreASe Toincrease
Increase the number there would eh entail entailceat entailgreat tali taligreat
great difficulty difficultyImpregnable dtmcult dtmcultImpregnable dillicultyImpregnable
Impregnable Position PositionHence PositionH PositionHence
Hence H nc it is supposed suPP Hcl that the Japan Japanes Japanese Tapanese
es ese intend I tend to make their main military militarymovement m1Utar m1Utarmovement inIl1tarmovement
movement elsewhere using the Korean Koreanndvance Koreontldvanee Koreandvsce
ndvance dvsce as a diversion dive They hold two twoenormously twoncnftouaJy twoncrmowtly
enormously strong positions post at Ping Pinglang PingADg Pingyang
lang ADg and south of the JI flaksiuimountains dpkaksm dpkaksmmountain ak akmounta
mountain mounta ul between HwangJM HWJfIPjul JUH JUHStoul st stSeoul
Seoul ul The latter pocHton sIou to probably probablyImpregnable pr probablyImpregnable bably bablyhu
Impregnable hu gnable It secure Seoul from at attack atttCk at1eck ¬
tack from the northwt nortt4itt nortt4ittThe nrtkwtThe C CThe
The Russians when they moved south southfrom aouthfrom southfrom
from the Yalu River Intended Int e4 to make maktAnju mak makf makeAnju
Anju their base as a they expected heavy heavyreenforcements heavyreonforcementa
rJe l ln
reenforcements f m L These did not arrive arrivam arrivean
am an n the Russian general retired fearing fearingthat fearlncthat fearingthat
that his retreat might be cut off by tht thtbreaking thtbreaking thtbreaking
breaking up of the ice in the river riverThere riverThere riverThere
There were only SCO 6O Japanese at Pine PineYang PinsYD PingYang
Yang YD when the Ru Russians tans approached approachedand approaelteami appeoscibeaand
and the latter could have esily ny capturec capturecthfe captur capturth capturthe
the th town
Army Has Suffered SufferedThe SufferedThe SufferedThe
The correspondent described d erlbed the Jap Japanese Japanese Tapanelle
anese as moving on Ping Yang from fromSeoul fromSeoul fromSeoul
Seoul by forced marches They carried carriedthe carriedthe carriedthe
the lightest possible equipments and andha aAdha4 andhad
ha had < J no tent tents They Th often blvoanckec blvoanckecin btvousckein
in the snowcovered field fieldThe ftekia ftekiaThe ftksThe
The commissary comml8 LY preparations w wrc wrcvery rc rcvery r rvery
very thorough Supply SUPDI stations and andmedical andmedleal andmedical
medical depots line the route but the thepoverty thepoverty thepoverty
poverty of the country is a constant constantsource constantsource nt ntJlOUrce
source of trouble A i lEuropean uropban army armymust annytnuatbave armr armrmust
must tnuatbave have starved In similar conditions conditionsThe eoadltiOMrhe eodItionsThe
The fore force is 1 deficient In artillery but butits but1s butIs
its otherwise admirably a mira1 1YMulp equipped equippedTHINKS equippedTHIKS ed edTHI
THINKS THI KS RUSSIAN RUSSIANFLEET RUSSIANFLEET RUSSIANFLEET
FLEET IS DOOMED DOOMEDYOKOHAMA DOO DOOMEDYOKOHAMA ED EDYOKOHAYA
YOKOHAMA March areh M IIAdmtralCprtan IIAdmtral LAdmira1Cyprian Admiral AdmiralCyprian
Cyprian Bridge late cornnmndorin cornnmndorinchief comma commanderInchief derln derlnchleC
chief of the th British fleet et on the China Chinastation Chinastation Chinastation
station who satis sail for San Francisco on onthe onthe onthe
the Gaelic next ext week having been re relieved relieved relieved ¬
lieved by Admiral Sir G Noel was in interviewed Interviewed Interviewed ¬
terviewed on the naval aspect pect of the thewar thewar thewar
war yesterday eaterda He H HThe said saidThe saidThe
The chief lessons les ons of the war so far farare tarare farare
are first the success sucee a of the torpedo torpedoboat torpedobot torpedoboat
boat destroyers destroyersThe deatroyenJThe destroyersThe
The fact that eighteen Japanese de destroyers deIftroyers destroyers ¬
stroyers the nations nation whole force In this thistype thl thltype thistype
type of vessels vt > uel were w all afloat simulta sthultaneou1y dkulta dkultaneou j jneously
neously neou ly at Port Arthur Is wonderful wonderfulAs wondereulAs wonderfulAs
As a rule ten per Per cent of British de destroyers detroye dostroyera ¬
stroyers troye are undergoing repairs at any anyone anyone anyone
one time timeStill timtSUlI timestill
Still more important to the fact that thatbeing thatthe thatthe
the action at Cltemulpo v was fought at ata ata
a raIl range < < e ot 7410 yards r4s the cloet range rangeIS rangebeing
being IS 4600 yards yardsThis yard yardTItle yardsTds
This seems to prove the value val1t of ofheavy oCheavy ofheavy
heavy guns In modern naval warfare warfareand warta wartaand warfareand
and to minimise the efficiency of sec secondary aecorcdary eecordary ¬
ondary batteries batteriesFrom batteneuProm batteriesProm
uProm From reports of the naval attaches attachescorroborated attachucorroborated attachescorroborated
corroborated by one of UM Russian cap captain ¬
talus tain it appears that fully M per cent centof entof nt ntot
of the shots hots took effect at Chemulpo Chemul Chemulagab as asagainst asagainst
agab against Jt a per cent at the battle of 0 San SanTTie Sn Snt sn sntiag
t tiag iaIro iaIroTb
Tb TTie admiral 181 anticipates anticipate the destruc destruction deatructlon deetruction ¬
tion or orPort 5urronder rre der ot the auaaa fleet at atPort atPort
Port Arthur A tr as the result of attacks by byCHILEAK b bsea bysea
sea aDd HUKI HUKICHILEAJf inA inACHILEAN
CHILEAN WARSHIPS SOLD SOLDLOXDOK SOLD1oooK SOLDLoDox
LOXDOK March 34 34ln In connection connectionwith lOnRectionwltb coosectionwith
with the recent report that Japan had hadbought badoot hadbought
bought Chilean warships wandd a telegram telegramfrom telegramfrom telegramfrom
from Santiago attributes attrtbut to Charles Cbart R RFlints RFlint Itilirits
Flints Flint agent t there a statement 8t8lll tt that the theCapUUn theCaptaJn theCaptain
Captain Prat and Chacabuso have been beenbought beenOOht beenbought
bought ad referendum an understanding understandingbeing uadentaftdlqbrin understandingbeing
being brin given that they will III not be resold resoldto r1c1to resoldto
to any belligerent power The TheM sale will willb willratliled 11I 11IratUed
b ratified when congress COIl approves approvesWEATHER approveWEATHER approvesI
I WEATHER WEATHERREPORT WEATHERREPORTJt REPORT REPORTIt
It win be warmer tonight in the Ohio Ohiovalley OhiovalleY Ohiovalley
valley Tennessee and the lower lake lakeregion Ikere laksregion
re region on and warmer tomorrow topor In Atlan Atlantic Atl AtlUc Atlantic ¬
tic coast districts dJ tliet8 north of the u Caro Carolina CaroII carellnaa ¬
II llnaa lina CoIr w weather e > ther win prevail to tomorrow tomorroW tomorrow ¬
morrow in OWe Kentucky western westernTennessee wternToneMM westernT
Tennessee T nease ° and Ad western Mfewtoripfti MfewtoripftiTBKPERATTJlUt MIasIippiTHMPRATUAt ppI ppITEWPZRAlUJt
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THE THESun St StS VN VNs
Sun S sets today todaySun IU p m mSun mun
Sun un ri rises v tomorrow 5 58 a m mTIDE mTIDE mTIDE
TIDE TABLE TABLEHigh TABLEII
G High II tid tidt today 112 p i iHlgfe m mHlgtI mHIgt
Hlgfe tide tid tomorrow tomrrowI35a 136 I a m 213 13p1A 13p1AIov 13 p m mLow inLow
Low tide tomorrow SOJ 1O a m 882 1It p m mr
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7 7I3RISTOW I IATTACKS
FAKE DIRECTORY DIRECTORYATTACKSBR1STOW
ATTACKSBR1STOW ATTACKSBR1STOWCongressmen ATTACKS BRISTOW BRISTOWCqngressmen I3RISTOWCongressmen
Congressmen Receive Circular Setting Setti SettingForth SettingForthPositions g Forth ForthPositions RorthPositions
Positions Held HeIcIby by Relatives Relativ Re1ativesFak Re1ativesFakSays s Fake FakeSays Fai FaiSays
Says Fourth Assistant
Members of Congress In their mail mailtoday mallteday mAIltOday1
today received curds printed p 1ntecI on both bothaides boths16es bothsides
aides purporting to show iJ show tow one feature featureof teatureor featureof
of the record of Fourth Assistant AHI tant Post Postmaster Pqstmaster PQ8tma
master ma ter General Bristuw in the guise of ofa orFranklin ofFranklIn
a Franklin County Kansas directors directorsItsays dlrector1It directoryItsays
Itsays ItsaysJ It 311
J 1 L I Bristow Fourth Assistant AssistantPostmaster A AesistantPoeunaeter ettant i iPtUINl
Postmaster PtUINl ter Generwl 440QO 440QOJ 4OQO 4OQOT 4OQOJ
J T L Bristows father welghmaster weighmaster1f
1f 160 160J 1550J
J L Bristows brother special post postoffice p08toffice poetoffice
office examiner 1201 1201J 1 1T 1JO 1JOJ <
J L Bristows son messenger JlSW JlSWJ 1OI 1OIJ OI OIT
J T L Brlstows cousin 1n p postofllce postofllces1 9tomce 9tomceIJOG
s1 IJOG t + 1 1His
His Partner Too TooJ TooT TooJ
J T L Bristows partner H J Allen Allenprivate Xiien Xiienprivate llen llenprivate
private secretary JK retary SXX SXXJ 000t 000tT OiiJ
J L Brlstows partner Henry Henr J JAllen JAllen 1 1Allen
Allen special nostofttce postom eexamh examiner er lSOO 1800J lSOOT LSOOJ
J L Bristows partners I Henry J JAllen JAllen T TAUen
Allen sister clerk In Ottawa poatofnce poatofncettOO poetofficcfiOO postofficeioe
ttOO ttOOJ J 1 L Bristows partner Partner H J 1 Allen Allenchairman Allenchairman AlIencbalrmtlJl
chairman State board of charities cbarltl s IOO IOOand 2600 2600and eoo eooknd
and perquisite perquisiteJ perqul ttee
J 1 L Bristow prospective pros tfve candidate candidatefor ealldldattor caiidMatefor
for Congress Second Set ild district districtJ
J 1 L I Bristows partner H J Allen Allencandidate Alkncandrdate Alletcandidate
candidate for Congress Concr s vs Botfersock
uj J I L Bristow has ha not resided I IFranklin In InPra inFranklin
Franklin Pra klfn county two consecutive weeks weeksand weeloland weeksand
and does not own a dollars worth of ofreal otrHIt ofreel
real rHIt estate > In the county count Neither Urls Urlstow llllllItow lirI lirItow
tow nor Allen knows how many man town townships townships townshIps
ships there ther are in the county countyMembers count count1I1eml countyMembers
Members 1I1eml rs who tvhohre Ure ire still smarting Hmil tlng under underthe underthe underthe
the recent recent Bristow charges are circu circulating circulating clresilatiug ¬
lating the cards < UrdS with grtat glee gleeMr gleeMr gleeMr
Mr Bristow Laughs LaughsWhen La LaughsWhen g s j
When ben Mr l1rBrlstow Bristow was shown this tillscard thiscard thiscard
card to today ay ito laughed reached in his hl3I hisdesk
I desk de k and pulled out a duplicate duplicatehIt duplIcateit
I hIt It is an old old story he said saidi saidThis saidThis
i This card was gotto11 gotten out ui by b a i man m n In InKansas inKansas InKansas
Kansas Kansas several yearn year ago go at the the time timeof timeof
I of a local political fight and is reprint reprinted reprlntd reprintOd ¬
ed d now doubtless by b the Maehen In Interests Interests interests ¬
terests with some slight changes changesThe chnngesThe changesThe
The statements that my father my m mbrother
brother and tny son are holding holdtn Feder Federal Federal Federal ¬
al positions are absolutely bsoluttIYfalsc false and andeverybody anderybod andeverybody
everybody erybod who knows my family and andthe andthe andthe
the occupations of its dlfferentmembers dlfferentmembersknows difterentmembersknows dlfferehtmembersknows
knows that these statements are wholly whollyuntrue whoUyuntrue whollyuntrue
untrue untrueMr untruei untrueMr
Mr I Allen my law partner was pri private ri rivate ¬
vate i secretary V r mt to the t governor g i r rsas of Kan Kansas Kansas ¬
sas and is now chairman of the State Stateboard St Statebotrrd te tebtrd
board of charities of Kansas to which whichposition whichpo whichposition
position po ltfon he was appointed by b the gov governor governor governor ¬
ernor He has no position under the theUnited tbeCl1tted theUnited
United States Government nor has his hissister hissister hiisister
sister l
Missionary Conference ConferenceWould ConferenceWould ConferenceWouldCheck
Would WouldCheck Check Leopold LeopoldChufechmen LeoJoldChurchmen LeopoldChurchmen
Churchmen Accuse Belgian King Ki gof of Cruel Cruelties Cruelties Cruelties
ties and Atrocities in Dealing With WithNatives WithNativ WithNatives
Natives Nativ s of Congo Free State
A missionary conference is now In jnsession Insession inseslon
session at the Shoreham called to con consult consult eonsuit ¬
sult with reference to conditions in the theCongo theCongo theCongo
Congo Free Fre Stttte Africa resulting from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the cruelties crueJtl8I crueltIeund and td atrocities said to ba baKtactieed bElMactloed benracti
Ktactieed nracti In that country by officers fflc81 ot otKing otI otICInLeopoki
King I ICInLeopoki < nR Leopold LeOpold of Belgium in ihalr i thuiref thuirefforts r rforts ef efforts ¬
forts to extort rubber and ivory from fromthe fromthe fromthe
the Hattvee Leopold Le p l41 btfng bdlngthe the head he dOl dOlthe ol olthe elthe
the pootectorite protectoratewhIehwa protectorate which whlehwa was established establishedfor e tnbUsh4dfor
for that country with the consent of ofthe ot otthe otthe
the Christian Christian nations of t Europe and andAmerica and andAmerln andAmerica
America AmericaThe AmerlnThe AmericaThe
The conference the desire of 0 which is isto Isto Isto
to enlist the State Department D IMlrtment in the theeffort theetrort theeffort
effort to uta stay the hand of Leopold Leopoldta
ta S attended by officers of the various variouschurch varlo varlocburch variouschurch
church boards in this country interest interested Interested Interested ¬
ed in mission work in that section of ofAfrica orAtrica ofAfrica
Africa and by missionaries sent out outfrom OUlfrom outfrom
from this country who wh have been labor laboring laborIng laborlag ¬
ing in that field fieldAmong fieldAmong fieldAmong
Among the officers of home mission missionADO ml mIssionEDWIN lon lonEDWIN
EDWIN ARNOLD AUTHOR AUTHORAND AUTHORAND
AND JOURNALIST DEAD DEADHad
Had Been Connected With the Editorial Editorialand Editonland EditoriIand
and Literary Staff of London London Daily DailyTelegraph DailyTelegraph DailyTe1egrah
Telegraph Since 1861 1861LONDON 7861LONDON iSdxLONDON
LONDON March W MSlr Sir Bdwln Ar Arnold Arnold ArtoId ¬
nold the wellknown author and jour journalist jour2411t journalint ¬
nalist who 110 has been seriously rfously ill for forsome torsome forsome
some days past P JJt died at 1838 oclock oclockthis oelo oeIockthis k klhh
this > morning morningSir morningSir
Sir Edwin Arnold K 1 < C I E fellow fellowof Cellowof fellowof
of Bombay University of the Royal RoyalAsiatic RoyalAtic RoyalAsiatic
Asiatic Society officer of the White Elo EIoIhnt EloJhant EloFhant
Ihnt of Slam also of the rown of ofdfant of131am
dfant 131am Rising Sun of Japan second class classof claMDC classof
of tho Imperial Medljidie third class of ofOamanleh orOHmanleh ofOsmanish
Oamanleh commander of the Lion and andSun andSun andSun
Sun of Persia author and journalist journalistwaa journalist1IIL journalIstwan
wan 1IIL born at Gravesend on June 10 J882 J882He 111 111He 1252He
He was educated at Kings School SchoolRochester ScboolRocliester SchoolRochester
Rochester Kings College London and andUniversity andUnlvellltty andUnIversIty
University College Oxford After Aftergraduation Attergraduation Aftergraduation
graduation he took up the work of ofteaching ottenCklng ofteachIng
teaching and became master of King KingEdwards KingdW8nf KingEdwaNfa
Edwards dW8nf s School at Birmingham In Inclpal InIBM
IBM 125 he went to lndla IndIa and became Prin prliicipel Principal
clpal of the U government Deccan College CollegePoona CollesaPoona CollegePoona
Poona Bombay This position po ltton he held helduntil helauntil held helduntil
until 1861 1 1 when he began a a connection connectionwith connectionwith connectionwIth
with the editorial and literary start startof startot staffof
of the Daily Telegraph which he still stillcontinued stmcontinued stillCOfltlflUSd
continued at the time of his death deathUis deathHis deathHis
His publications included The Light Lightof LightAsl Lightof
of Asia Asl The Light of the World Worldand WorldmartY Worldand
and many other works in verse and anddnuKhter andrCM andurcee
urcee rCM He was married three times timeshis
fn his Drat wife wu Katharine Elizabeth Elizabethd Elizabethdaughter
daughter d ghter of the Rev Theodore Bid Bidthe Bldchlapn Biddulh
chlapn his pecond Fannie daughter or orthe ofthe
the Rev W H Channlng of Boston Bostonand Bostonand Bostonand
and his bJ present wife whose maiden maidenname maidenname maidenname
name was Tama Kurokawa of Sendai SendaiJapan SendalJltpan
Japan JapanADVISES JltpanADVISES 1 apan apanADVISES
ADVISES PRESIDENT PRESIDENTTO
TO PARDON AQUINO AQUINOSecretary AQUINOSlCretKry AQUINOSecretary
Secretary Taft has advised President PresidentRoosevelt PresidentRoosevelt PresidentRoosevelt
Roosevelt to pardon Brig Gen Servil Servillano Servfllano Servilmao
lano Aquino an Insurgent Inur ent Philippine Philippineleader PblUpplnleader Philippineleader
leader who ho is charged with ml having havinghot ha havinishot vln vlnshot
shot hot three American soldiers Five prls prlsonem prlsOfteIH prisoneri
onem were ordered shot by a Filipino Filipinoleader FUplnoleader FIlipinoleader
leader resembling > Aquino AquinoOnly AqulnQOnly AquinoOnly
Only three thr threcot of the men were killed and andthe andthe andthe
the two survivors say Aquino gave the theorder th thorder theorder
order In the opinion of Secretary Taft Taftthere Tarte TarteloNc Taftthere
there e eloNc is grave e doubt b as to the identity identityof IdanUt IdanUtof rtli rtlideath
of the omcer who v ordered the men to todeath todeath
death deathTORPEDO deathTORPEDO deathTORPEDO
TORPEDO FLOTILLA FLOTILLAOFF FLOTILLAOFF FLOTILLAOFF
OFF FOR CEYLON CEYLONThe
The United States torpedo tor o boat flotilla flotillabound fiotillabound flotillabound
bound for Cavite left Bombay Bom v yesterday
for Colombo Ceylon The flotilla has 1msalready IHUJalriAd hasalready
already alriAd covered a distance of 11360 11360xntleg 11 11mUM 11Omtle
mUM mtle without accident accidentThe aeeldefttTilQ aesidentTue
The total t tJtl distance dl ta tc the flotin will willcover willeoyet willooer
cover before beCor reaching the Philippines is
14000 miles
boards attending the conference are the theRev the theRe theRev
Rev Re Dr fT T r S Barbour of Boston BostonMass Bostons BostonMites
Mass s who whols is chairman of the meeting meetingthe meetingthe meetingthe
the Rev Re A McLeaij MeLeur Cincinnati Ohio Ohiothe Ohiotht Ohiothe
the Rev Dr S H Chester Nashville NashvilleTenn Nnshvntefepn Nashvilleiepii
Tenn nd tfte t e Rev Dr Mabje of Bos Boston Bostof Boston ¬
ton M SJ Missionaries I onnie idttend1n attending from fromiKe fromth om omUe
iKe th Congo Froe hI StaTe State originally rigina1Jftrfr driglnal1ynrtrout enr enrout
out by churches church In this country are the theRev theUtnr theRev
Rev Utnr Dr Leslie the Rev Dr Leighton Lelghtonthe Leightonthe Leightonthe
the Rev D W V Snyder and the th Rev RevWilliam RevVlI1lafu RevWilliam
William M I Morrison The Rev Mr MrMorrison MrMorrison r rMorrlsou
Morrison originally froni Lexington LexingtonVa LedngtonVa
Va and sent out by b the Southern SouthernPresbyterian SoutbernPresbyterian SouthernPresbyterian
Presbyterian Church is the secretary of ofthe orthe ofthe
the conference Mr MrMorrison Morrison while whilein whileIn whilein
in the city Is a guest of the Rev Dr DrHtzer DrI DrIItzer
I Htzer 617 1i Fourth Street northwest northwestWould northwestWould northwestWould
Would Arouse Sentiment SentimentThe SentimentI SentimentTue
The Christian missionaries In the theCongo theongo theCongo
I
Congo ongo Free State of all denominations denominationsare denomlnatlonI
I are endeavoring to arouse a sentiment sentimentin
in Europe and America that shall call calla oail oaila
a halt to the Impositions now prarf prarfticed I1rn I1rnI irn irntlced
I deed upon the natives of r that th t country countryONI coun1r coun1rBAD countryBAD
BAD CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTIONON O8TRDT1ONot
ONI ON ot M STREET 8TIIEET8EER SEWER
Dry Brick ck Used in Arch of Tunnel TunnelDistrict TunnelDistrict TunnelDistrict
District Loss Slight SlightCon SlightContractors SlightContractors Con Contractors ¬
tractors Blameless BlamelessIt
It is reported that improper work has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been done on the M Street trunk sewer sewernear sewernear sewernear
near the navy yard ard now being con constructed constructed conetructod ¬
structed This was recently stated to tothe tothe tothe
the District Commissioners Commlsslori rs by a labor laborer laborer laboror ¬
er who said he had been badly treated treatedby treatedby treatedby
by the contractors Gleeson Berslnger BerslngerIn
In charge of the work workThe workThe workThe
The defect in the construction con consisted consisted consisted ¬
sisted of 0 ofthe the arch of the sewer tunnol tunnolbelrg tunnelbeIng tunnolbeing
being made In places of dry brick brickwhich brIckwhich brickwhich
which means that no mortar or ce cement cement ccment ¬
ment was placed between the bricks to tohold tobold tohold
hold them In place Colonel Biddle the theEngineer tbeEngtneer theEngineer
Engineer Commissioner for fo forehe he District Districtsaid Districtsaid Districtsaid
said today the loss to the DIstrict would wouldbe wouldbe wouldbe
be very slight and the defect was com comparatively comparatively coinparatively ¬
paratively unimportant unimportantTho unlmportanLThe unimportantThe
The fault lay with the man who whoplaced whoplaced ho hoplaced
placed the bricks rather than with the thecontractors tbecontractors thecontractors
contractors said Colonel Biddle today todayThese toda todauThese todayThese
These contractors had on hand all the thecement thecement thecement
cement and mortar called for by the theterms theterms theterms
terms of their contract and they evi evidently evIdently cvidently ¬
dently had no desire to fall In the de details detaUs dotails ¬
tails of the work They woro the vic victims vlctime Ic IcUms ¬
time of their employes carelessness carelessnessICE carelossnessICE carelessnessICE
ICE 30 INCHES THICK THICKALL THICKALL THICKALL
ALL OVER LAKE GEORGE GEORGEGLENS GEORGEGLENS GEORGEGLENS
GLENS FALLS N Y March 24 24Al 24Although 4A1though Al Although ¬
though rain fell all night and the sun sunshone SUDshone sunshone
shone brightly yesterday y terday the river Ice Iceshows Ice9howl Iceshows
shows no sign of breaking up The Thewaterflow Thewaterfiow Thewaterllow
waterflow over the dam is normal and andteams andteams andteams
teams are crossing the Ice at various variouspoints VrlOl8politis variouspoints
points pointsThe politisThe pointsThe
The ice measures over a I foot sixteen
inches in places Fishing through the
ice on Lake George is now a popular popularsnort popularsport popularsport
snort sport and In cutting holes for Units Unasthe Unitsthe
the ice is found to be thirty Inches
thick Last year the ice went out of
Lake George on March 20 20AMERICAN 20AMERICAN 20AMERICAN
AMERICAN WILL GROW GROWCOTTON GROW GROWCOTTON GROWCOTTON
COTTON IN SIERRA LEONE LEONELONDON LEONELONDON LEONELONDON
LONDON March tarch 21 2tTohn John Wilson Wilsona 118On 118Ona
a Mississippi cotton planter has left leftLiverpool leftLiverpool leftLiverpool
Liverpool with negroes for Sierra Leone Leonewhere Leonewhere one onewhere
where ho will start cotton growing He Heexpects Heexpects Tieexpects
expects to receive an allotment of land
from the governor governorWilson governorWilson governorWilson
Wilson expresses confidence in his hisprospects hispropect hisprospects
prospects He says he Is in a poaitlon poaitlonto pOBitlo1to
to take several hundred negroes over overfrom oertrom overfrom
from America for the cultivation of cot cotton eotton cotton ¬
ton in Sierra Leone LeoneBest LeoneBest LeoneBest
Best Boards ISO Perzoo PerooEeet PerooEeetFrank FeeL FeeLFrank EeetFrank
Frank Libbey If Co Oth N Y Ave AveAdv AeAdv AveAdv
Adv
FIRES SWEEPING SWEEPINGOVER SEEP1NGOVER
OVER PRAIRIE IN INWEST INWEST
WEST NEBRASKA NEBRASKASpecial NEBRASKASpecial
Special Trains Rushing RushingMen RushingJIen RushingMen
Men to Aid the Doomed DoomedVillages DoomedVillages omed omedVi114ges
Villages Vi114gesTHREEME VillagesTHREE l lTHREE
THREE THREEME MEN SMOTHERED SMOTHEREDBlaze sMqJaERED sMqJaEREDBlaze SMOTHERED SMOTHEREDBlaze
Blaze Supposed tp to jJav jJavStarted Have HaveStarted lJave lJaveStarted
Started Near Atlanta At anta From FromSpark FrornSpark FromSpark
Spark From fron1 Engine EngineOMAHA E EngineOMAHA gine gineOMAHA
OMAHA Neb March nircl 2iPrairIe fires firesare firesle firesare
are le sweeping over scores s ores of miles milestarmlng of offarming offarming
farming territory tffrrItoryJnw territoryin In western iterr Nebraska Nebraskaand Xebraekaand NObraskaand
and the railroads In the country counti In dan dangtr danC dantgcr
gtr C are rushing special special trato trai loads of oflirefighters otJlrefignters oflirefighters
lirefighters to totsavo save different dlferent towns townsthreatened towmltbreaumed townsthreatened
threatened with destruction destructionOne destructionOne
I One of the worst fires l 1101 burning In InRock InRock inRock
Rock county count were it < L strip of country countryready countryten countryten
ten miles Wide and forty mlliW inIli long al already already
ready has bten burriea 1 niea overT ov ovez I Speclil Specliltrains tieciaItrains ptCtaltrains
trains have carried earrl d men to save the theU thewn thetiiwn
U tiiwn wn of Newport NewportIhe
Ihe 1 he Burlington railroad bridge acros acrosthe acrosf acrnsthe
the Phut River at Kearney Jenrne a structure mructuronearly 9lrue structurenearly ure ureIldlrly
nearly a mile mll long has nus been buc partly oe aesfroyed oestroyed oestroyed
stroyed by fire fireThree fireThree lireThree
Three People PeopleKilled PeopleKilledHOLDREDGE Killed KUledHOLDREDGE KilledHOLDREDGE
HOLDREDGE Neb March l h1i 21 HThe HThewe Umowestern Th Thwestern
western we tcnl part of this county was lastnight last lastnight lastnight
night the th scene seene of the worst vor t prairie prairiefire prairiEfire prairiefire
fire which has been known knownin in the State Statefor Statotor Statefor
for years Three people p ople have been b n burn burned burned burned ¬
ed to death a number are missing ml sJng and andthe andtho andthe
the propety los 10 loss H will run far toward towardS100COO tUW1lrdSlOO toward51000cc
S100COO SlOO The fire is spreading toward towardthe towardbe towardthe
the be northwest at a ii tqrrlfic rate rateThe rAWThe rateThe
The blaze is supposed to have origi originated orIolnated orIlnaled ¬
nated near Atlanta from the sparks of ofa otBurUngton orBurlington
a Burlington engine The talc prairie prairiekrass prolrlegrass prairIegrnsa
krass grass Is as dry dryas as tinder no rain rainhaving mb mb1l rahihavIng
having 1l lng fallen for several months monthsthf As Asthe Asthe
the tire spread the high winds caught caughtvp caugh1IP caughtup
vp firebrands lIr branc1s and cost them far in inndvance Inarlvance Inadvance
advance of the blaze blazeThe blazerho blazeThe
The Burlington Railroad late yester yesterday yestorday ester esterdft ¬
day dft afternoon made up a special train trainflllafl troJnfilled trainfilled
filled It with volunteer firelighters flrottghtersand rlrottghtoncand firelightersand
and sent It t out toward the northwest northwestto
to renuer what assistance was possible possibleAugust posalbleAugust possibleAugust
August Olu Ol Olsep n James Jam s Lewis and Will Willlam Willlain vm vmlam
lam Anderson are dead having been beencaught bcencaught beencaught
caught by the flumes Their farm farmhouse tatmhCU8 fatmIioue ¬
house were burned A nUrabef of offarmara orfArm offermera
farmara fArm rs ranchmen and cowbQys eowb ys are t re reI reipiiq4 e el
I ipiiq4 prtad missing missingAiilL xIasingof l i < >
AiilL x of Wk tfl c1 i iwest P1 inok oyerhanga oyerhangawest 91b nra nrahlrJ
hlrJ slJ1 the J fr fidI g gtmr
tmr t hLaifiKJ1t1PIII hLaifiKJ1t1PIIIwest
west whdre wh r there Is nothing nothlh to stop it itIt ItIt itIt
It Will probably rage until the wind died dieddown dl dldown diesdown
down
SENATOR GIBSON GIBSONFAVORS
FAVORS REPEAL REPEALOF REPEALOFTHE
OF1ELKT OF1ELKTDeepest OF OFTHE THE LAND ACT ACTDe AGTDeepest
Deepest De pest Interest Shown Shownby Shovnby Shownby
by Colleagues Co leagues While WhileMaking WhileNaking WhileMaking
Making Address AddressPOTOMAC AddressI AddressI
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I POTOMAC ROAD BRIDGE BRIDGELettecs B BRiDGELettets IDG IDGLettes
I
Lettecs From Architects Sent Sentto SenttoCapitol SentthCapitol
to toCapitol Capitol Urging Pres Preservation PfesI Pservaion ¬
ervation er tionof of MallI Mall MallSenator MallSenator
I
Senator s na tor Paris P rl Gibson GI n of Montana Montanaoccupied MontanatecUpiod Ionta nn nntccuplod
I occupied th attention tt8l1tIonor of the Senate Senatethis Senatethis Senatethis
this afternoon in a long speech speoehpn pn Ori the thebill theI thebill
bill introduced by him for tQrih the repeal repealof reP repealof i ior
of the desert land and the stpne st me and andtimber andtImbez andtimbet
I timber acts and the commutation commut1ltlonlh commutationclause onimutatlonclhuse
clause lh e of the homestead act actA acLA actA
A notewortlY Incident of the Sena Senators Senators Soontors ¬
tors speech was the Interest shown In Inhis inhis InhIs
his remarks by Republican Senators SenatorsMr S SentitorSMr mUOrS mUOrSMr
Mr Gibsons qlbso s desk < < esk is in the front row rowoh rowon rowon
oh on the Democratic side and many of ofhis orhi ofbin
his hi colleagues from Western States Statescrossed Statescroascd Statescrossed
crossed the chamber and took seaU seaUclose seatitiose > > eawLIole
close to him listening attentively attentivelyThe attentfvelyTh attentivelyThe
The Th Potomac Bridge BridgeAn BridgeAn BridgeAn
An extension exttn on of time for the comple completion cQmpleUon cornpletlon ¬
tion of the highway hlgb bridge over the theSenate thePo thePotomac
Po Potomac omac was given tia tjie approval or the theSenatp theSenate
Senate today in the fucsage zange of joint jointresolution joIntresolutl jointresolutiOn
resolution resolutl n No 96 8 presented by Mr Ir Gal Gallinger Gallinger < ul ulUnser
linger and favorably taorRbl reported from ro rorn the theCommittee tbeCommittee theCommittee
Committee on Commerce The rosolu rosolution rosolutlon rosolution
tion was amended se 84 as to include ap approaches approiches appreaches ¬
preaches proichesShortly preachesShortly v vShortly
Shortly after ooav eoa4nIng oItift nin > the th Senate Senatepassed SenattlllSsed Senateassd
passed lllSsed a Joint reaoiutiwn SoiutSeJn ordcrliiK the theprinting theprinting theprinting
printing of 18000 OW U copies n coinage laws lawsA IwsA lawsA
A bill was vs passed authorizing the Sec Secretary Secr Seeretary ¬
retary r tnry of War to to modify plant for the thepurposed thepurPQ thepurposed
purposed purPQ ed improvement ei oi Trinity Ricr RicrTexas Rh PtcrrExns Ct Ctxa
Texas xa
Would Preserve MalL MalLTypewritten MallTpewrltten MallTypewritten
Typewritten letters of a form sent sentout sentO1t sentout
out by architects in support of tit t jb Sen Senate Sente Seaate ¬
ate te Park Commission plan for beautlli beautllicatlon baautfficntlon beautification
catlon of otthe the Mall iaIl have hav been coming comng to toSenator toS toI
I Senator S nato r Galltager GalUft ser from all anp parta artlor of the thecountry th theI e eOUJ1try
I country countryA OUJ1trynf outryI
I A mftnber nf nber of these wers re presented reseited seJ C iir iirGeorge lnr lnru lnthenato
thenato thenatoGeorge u slf tt tfMI JY b t1Ult8 JnI rQ rQGeorge
George Foster Peabody 4 ef iTOOKlyj iTOOKlyjand lrQ Vrkly Vrklyand 1 < 1 1and
and others and were referred ref erred to the theAppropriations theApproprlatODS
Appropriations Cdmmlttee
I New District BuildingOn BuildingOn Building BuildingOn
On the theOriginal Original Plan PlanOfficial Planffi PlanOffcials
Official Offcials ffi i I Think Think It May Be Ready for Occu Occupancy Occup Occucyon ¬
p pancy 1I1 yon on Christmas Day 1905 1905With 1905Without 1905Without With Without
out Police Court Co rt and Offices OfficesThe
The District DistrictGov Government mment will have haveasJts aajts a2ts Christmas present in 1905 xo a nice nicenew nicenew nicenew
new building which will be a credit to the National Capital
Unless the conference committee on onthe onthe onthe
the District appropriation bill changes changesthe changosthe changesthe
the provision in the measure tor or the new newMunicipal newlunlclJU1 newMunicipal
Municipal Building as reported tq the theSonato theSonate theSenate
Senate the excavations for the th founda foundation to foundalion nda ndatlon ¬
lion of the structure will m be begun on onJune onJune onJune
June 15 This will insure its completion completionby completionby
by by December 15 1905 making it only onlythreo onlythreo onlythree
threo months later than had been esti estimated estimated sti stimated ¬
mated by the District Engineer Depart Department Department Departmeat ¬
ment prior to the holdup of the plan plansby planby planby
by the House HouseArchitects HouseArchitects HouseArchitects
Architects Cope and Stewardson of ofPhiladelphia otPhlladelphla orPhiladelphia
Philadelphia have assured the District DistrictEngineers DistrictEngineers DistrictEngineers
Engineers that they can have the entire entireplans enUreplnns entireplans
plans for the structure hero within ten tendays tenays tandays
days ays after they have been Informed that thatthe thatUIC thatthe
the original plans for the t e building are areto areto areto
to prevail without the addition of the thePollco thePoUco thePolico
Pollco Court and several other offices officesnot officesnot officesnot
not provided for in the first drawings drawingsAfter drawingsAtter drawingsAfter
After the reception of the plans the thePRESIDENT thePRESIDENT thePRESIDENT
PRESIDENT WILL OPEN OPENWill OPENSTlOUIS DPENST
STlOUIS ST OD18 EXPOSITION EXPOSITIONWill
Will Press Button to Start Machinery Machineryof
of Worldts Fair April 30 30at 30at 30at
at x oClock oClockPresident oClotkPrcsldonl oClockPresident
President Roosevelt today toda acceded to tothe tothe tothe
the request of tho Louisiana Purchase PurchaseExposition PurchaseExposition PurchaseExposition
Exposition Company that that he press pr s the thebutton th thbuttoJl thcbutton
button that will start the machinery machJn ry of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Worlds Fair at St Louis LouisThe LouisThecuroinony LouIsThe
The Thecuroinony ceremony will take place In the theexecutive tbeexecutive theexecutive
executive offices of the White House at
1 oclock p m Washington time IS ISnoon I Inoon itnoon
noon St Louis Louistime time on April 30 The Themembers Tbemember Themembers
members of the Cabinet will probably probablybe
be present and a picture of the group gdoupof groupot gioupof
of officials will be made for exhibition exhibitionat exhibition exhibition3t
at the fair fairBUBONIC fnlrBUBONIC fairBUBONIC
BUBONIC PLAGUE BREAKSOUT BREAKS BREAKSOUT BREAKSOUT
OUT IN THE T E TRANSVAAL TRANSVAALPRETORIA TRANSVAALPRETORIA I IPRETORIA
PRETORIA Transvaal Colony C010n March MarchH March24The I I24The
H 24The The bubonic plague has appeared appearedliere appearedbere i ilurr
I ILONDON
liere There Therehns has been one oned doath doathLONDON dpathLONDON nth
LONDON March 24 2 34Lord Lord Lo d Mllner MllnerKh Mimert 1f1nerrih
Kh rih t commissioner for South Africa Africatelegraphs Atrlcatlographs ittrloatlegraphs
telegraphs that th t the plague Is well in inhand inhand inhand
hand and am Is Is confined to the aoolle popu population populatlon > > pu pulatlon ¬
latlon The mining mlnln area Is so far un unaffected unatteetod unaffected ¬
affected
officials will draw up their specifications specificationsfor
for the letting I tting of the contract for the thebuilding thebuilding thebuilding
building This work will be completed completedbefore completedberore completedbefore
before the last of April Then bids will willbe w11be willbe
be called for through a period of thirty thirtydays thlrtydus thirtydays
days After the awarding of the con contract contract contract ¬
tract the contractors will be allowed to tohave tohae tohave
have ten days in which to prepare for forthe torthe forthe
the beginning of the work workThus workTbus workThus
Thus June 15 is a liberal estimate for forthe tortbe forthe
the date dat of commencing the building buildingand buildingand buildingand
and it Is possible JO ilble that the first ground groundwill groundwill groundwill
will be turned before that time Before Beforethe BEtorethc Beforethe
the changes In the plans had been made madebv madeb madeby
bv b the House the architects had com comthe completed cornpleted
pleted their plans for the foundations ot otthe ofthe
the structure and now the only re remainlng rt rtmalnlng remaining
mainlng thing is to put the finishing finishingtouches finishingtouches Ilnishingtouches
touches on the designs for the super superstructure superstructure superstructure ¬
structure structureTho structureThe structureThe
The general opinion is that the new newMunicipal newMunicipal newMunicipal
Municipal Building will not be marred marrodwith marredwith marredwith
with the additions origlrally proposed proposedby proposedby proposedby
by the House The District engineers engineersshare ongtncersshare engineersshare
share this idea and it is now thought thoughtthat thoughtthat thoughtthat
that so far as this point is concerned concernedthe concernedi concernedthe
i the rest will 11l be clear sailing sailingSENTENCED sa1UngFAIR sailingiIR
iIR FAIR CASE A8E PERJURERS PERJURERSSENTENCED PERJDRERSSENTEND
SENTENCED TO PRISON PRISONMasse
I
I Masse and Mauranne Swore Husband HusbandDied HusbandDiedi HusbandDied
Died First But Subsequent Testi Testimony T T6ti T6tiniony sti stimony
mony Proved Different DifferentPARIS DifferentPARISMltch24The DifferentPARIS
PARIS PARISMltch24The March 34 IMTlie The court ourt which whichhas whichhas hich hichhas
has been hearing evidence in connection connectionwith connectionwith connectionwith
with the Fair will case today con condemned condemned condemnod ¬
demned Frederic Masse and Louis LouisMauranne LouisMauranne
Mauranne 1 > the two cyclists who ho gave gavefalse gaefalse gavefalse
false evidence by deposition deposition In h the hear hearig hearing hearIn5
ing ig in New York to three years in inprison Inprlson inprison
prison and to pay a fine of 60 Q francs francseach fr1ncscoch francseach
each eachMasse cochMasse eachMasse
Masse and Mauranne testified that thatthey tbatthey thatthey
they had seen the Fairs killed and that thatMr thatMr thatMr
Mr Fair had been the first to expire cxplrftSubsequent cxplrtSUbsequent expireSubsequent
Subsequent testimony proved that the thetwo thetwo thetwo
two were not on the scene when the ac accident accident accident ¬
cident occurred occurredBELGIANS occurredBELGIANS occurredBELGIANS
BELGIANS WANT DUTY DUTYON DUTYON DUTYON
ON AMERICAN SHOES SHOESBRUSSELS SHOESBRUSSELS SHOESBRUSSELS
BRUSSELS March 24 24The The importa importation ImportnUon Importation ¬
tion of American boots and shoes into intoBelgium IntoBelgium intoBelgium
Belgium has Increased so s rapidly that thatthe thnttho thatthe
the native factories tactorlesare are petitioning the thegovernment thego thegovernment
government go + ornment to place on them a prohibi prohibitive prohlblU10 prohibitivo ¬
tive duty dutyA dn1 dn1A dutyA
A great amount of capital Is already alreadyinvested alreadyInested alreadyInvested
invested in the trade tradeWHwi trodQWlMtn tradeVhn
WHwi you R get etl111 t ran d dawn wn and awake per pcrsplrfntr perplrlng perspiring
splrfntr bvtffn to take Pisas liis Cwuuraptlwn Cure CureAdv CureAdv CureAdy
Adv
DUNLOP l IV NS T lJLwi I IP IPtv T FIGHTS FIGHTSNEW FIGHTSNEW I Ml 5 Ivll K H I pT i I fc3 fc3Capital r K
NEW RAILROAD RAILROADCapital
Capital 1jitaJ Traction President Shows His Teeth Teethii T eetl1 eetl1i eetl1ilf
i ii ilf i Hearing H HearingBefore aring Before Senate Committee Committeeon
on Great Falls F lls Project ProjectHIS ProjectHIS roject rojectiHIS
iHIS HIS IMPLACABLE LEOPPOSITION LEOPPOSITIONSHOWN OPPOSITIONSHOWN OPPOSITION OPPOSITIQNSHOWNIN
SHOWN SHOWNIN IN IRONICAL REMARKS REMARKSAttorneyvfor REMARKSIA REMARKSt
t p pAttorney
IA
Attorneyvfor Attorney tor Yf for the Company and andOthers Others Give GiveSound GiveS GiveSouhd
Sound S Souhd l nd Reasons Rea oIs for f9r Passage Pass ge of Enabling EnablingAct EnablingAGt
4 Act to Build Line
The M Street cross cro town railway pro proJoct proI i
Joct j t of the Great Falls and Old Domin Dominion DominIon Dominion ¬
ion Railway Company was considered consideredtoday oonslderedtoda consideredtoday
today toda at d a public hearing before b tore the theSenate t tleSenate e eSenate
Senate District Commfttee CommftteeEvery Commtte Commttevery ComrnftteeEvery
Every very member of the committee was waspresent waspresent waspresent
present and about fifty tUt citizens interest interested interested t tcd
ed in District matters crowded about aboutthe abouttbe aboutthe
the room and entran entrances es Prominent Prominentamong PromInentamong PromInentamong
among them in addition to those who whospoke whospoke whospoke
spoke on the bill were Gen George H HHarries HHarries HRattles
Harries Thomas W W st Smith D R Me MeKce 11 11Koe MeICee <
Kce Frank Hume and Barry Bulk Bulkely Dulkely Bulkely
ely The members of ofthe the committee who whoqueried whoqueri whoqueried
queried queri d the speakers most frequently frequentlyware trelUentJywore frequentlywore
wore Senators Foraker Dubois Gorman GormanSimmons GormanSimmons GortnanSimmons
Simmons Hansbrough Mallory Mallo1 and andGallinger aOOGa1lfnger antiGallinger
Gallinger chairman chairmanAfter chairmanAfter chairmanAfter
After an opening argument In favor favorof tavoror favoror
or the bill the greater part of the ses session sessIon seaslon ¬
sion was taken up by President Dun Dunlop Dunlop Dunlop
lop of the Capital Traction Company CompanyHe CompanyHe CompanyHe
He went into details datal of local street rail railway rallW3Y railway ¬
way legislation since 1S62 and made mademany ma mademany e emany
many sharp observations upon the uln ulnslon In Invasion invitsIon ¬
vasion slon of the rights of his corporation corporationHe
He plainly surprised several Senators Senatorsby Senatorsby Senatorsby
by a bold declaration that the Old Do Dominion Dominion Dominion ¬
minion Company could not have haye gotten gottenpermission gottenpermIssion gottenpermission
permission to have hav crossed the Aque Aqueduct Aq Aqtteduet e educt ¬
duct Bridge and nd get into Intothe the District DistrictIf
If his company had objected objectedThat objectedUThat objectedThat
That Is a reflection upon Congress Congresspromptly Congresspromptly Congresspromptiy
promptly commented Chairman Galiln Galilneer GalUnGor Gallingor
Gor and Mr Dunlop revised his answer answerCitizens answerCitizens answerCitizens
Citizens Ready eady to Fight FightThere FightrhQre FightThere
There was clear indication tpSay tQcaj > of a asharp ashajp ashaxj
sharp conflict contll tln in prospect prospt ct between tWeen the thepr tbepre thet11e
pr pre 3Snt > jt t r trrailwajl lwavdmpaJ1 cfimpan s tamr5 tamr5tlje tmfi tmfit1J
tlje t1J representatives of the citizens clt ns as associations iu iusocilti associatlons ¬
sociations socilti ns when the latter are heard by bythe bythe bythe
the Senate Committee CommitteeThomas commlttceThomas commlttecThomD8
ThomD8 Thomas W v Smith called attention to tothe totno tothe
the fact that Mr r Dunlop was exhaust exhausting exhaustIng exhausting ¬
ing all al1 the time of the hearing and inti Intimated Intimated j jmated
mated he wished to make a strong re reply reply reply
ply and ask some pertinent questions questionsChairman questionsChaIrman i iChairman
Chairman Gallinger assured Mr Smith Smiththat Smltlithat Smiththat
that opportunity would be given him himon htanon himon
on Saturday morning to which time ad adjournment adjournment adjourninent ¬
journment would be taken takenArgument takenArgum takenArgumnt
Argument Argum nt for Company CompanyExSanator Company CompanyExSenator CompanyExSanator
ExSanator Marion Butler Butler of North NorthCnrollna NorthCaroiina j jCarolina
Carolina appeared as counsel for the therailway theraUwa theraIlway
railway raUwa company and was the first ftratspeaker lirstspeaker <
I speaker speakerThere speakerThere I IThere
There are arc only two questions at atsue is issue Issue ¬
sue said Mr Butler uFlrst First is there thereneed thereneed thereneed
need for a crosstown road second whit whitroute whtroute whetroute
route should be selected selectedThe selecteduTbc selectedThe
uTbc The first question needs need no argu argument arllnent argoaent ¬
ment It Is admitted that a crosstown crosstownroad crosstownroad crosstownroad
road is a prime necessity The Commis Commissioners CommbJloners ComrnieIoners ¬
sioners loners have submitted a substitute bill bill
saying the original bill needs amend amendment amewlmant amendment ¬
ment All < 11 that the company asks la laprivileges 11privllcges hiprivileges
privileges equal to those heretofore heretoforegiven heretotoreIen heretoforegiven
given Ien to other companies companiesMr
Mr Butler But r suggested an amendment amendmentthat amendmentthat amendmentthat
that all rooBs be put on the same basis basissaying basissaylg basissayiqg
saying such an arrangement arrnn ement would be beentirely beentlrel beentirely
entirely entlrel satisfactory saUstacto1 Referring Retorrlng to sec section section seetion ¬
tion 4 of 0 the original bill empowering empoweringthe
the company to exercise in the District Districtall DistrictaU Districtall
all the rights it has in Virginia Attor Attorney Attorney Attorney ¬
ney Butler admitted that he would not notif notIf notIf
if a member of the Senate committee committeebe commltt commlttbe
be in favor of so drastic a section It Itcould Itcould I Icould
could be made applicable only onl to the theDistrict theDistrict I
District he said in plain phraseology phraseologyand
I
and thus remove all the objections urged urgedagainst u uagainst urgedagainst
against the section Otherwise it would wouldbe wouldbe 1 1be
be necessary necossa1 to include 100 or more moresmall moresmall I
small Items in the bill thus leading leadingmore leadingmore leadingmore
more to confusion than to clarifying the thepurposes tbepurposes thepurposes
purposes of the bill billThe billThe billThe
The Route Discused DiscussedThe DiscusedTbe DiscusedThe
The question of M 1 or L Street as the theroute theroute theroute
route route was discussed at length by Mr MrButler MrButler I
Butler ButlerThe ButlerThe
I IuThe
uThe The road must go somewhere he hesaid hesaid hesaid
said and If every individual objection objectionis
is upheld there will lit never be another anotherstreet anothelstreet anotherStreet
street railway in the District of Colum Columbia Columbla Colwnbia ¬
bia If there were no street railway on onConnecticut onw onConnecticut
Connecticut et etA Avenue A e today and a prop proposition proposition ¬
eOdhaJ OdhaJ
osition w were e made et to t build one th t tthere there therethere r rthere
there would be the same objection as asthere asthere asthere
there Is now to M Street But now that thatthe thattho thatthe
the Connecticut Avenue road Is built builtno builtno builtno
no one would want it taken away awayL awajL awayL
L Street would not be an advisable advisableroute advisableroute e eroutc
route for these reasons The street streetwould streelwould streetwould
would have to be widened from end to toend toend toend
end all through the city elt cutting down downall downall downall
all the shade trees taking away awn the theparking theptlrklng theparking
parking from in front of the adjacent adjacenthouses adjacenthouses adjacenthouses
houses changing a sewer and two un underground underground Undorground ¬
derground water mains and making makinggeneral makingoneral s sgeneral
general oneral alteration necessary necessar On M MStreet llStreet MStreet
Street these objections would not hold holdgood holdgood holdgood
good goodThe gooduTh
uTh The company is willing to take any anyroute anyroute anyroute
route the Senate committee may name namebut namebut namebut
but we hop hope < > It will be bE > M Street and we wesuggest vn vnsuggest P PsUggest
suggest that the regulations imposed imposedbe
be made as simple as possible We have haveno havcno haveno
no objection to any an provisions which whichare whleharc whichare
are made applicable as well 011 to existing existingroads exl existingroads ttnf ttnfroads
roads Section 22 el of the Commissioners Commissionersbill Comml loners lonersbut
bill placing all schedules under the thecontrol their theircontrol tlie4control
control is not objectionable It made madeto mad madto madeto
to apply to all companies companiesUrges companiesUrges companiesUrges
Urges Competition CompetitionThe CompetitionUThe
UThe The only onl other objection of the Com Commissioners COlltmissioners Coiemissioners ¬
missioners is that it would be better betterfor bettertor betterfor
for existing lines to be extended be because because because ¬
cause those companies could build the theroad theroad theroad
road more cheaply and operate it more morecheaply morechonpl morecheaply
cheaply Is that any an matter for the thepublic thepubllc thepublIc
public We Va think wo coulfl oulil build and andoperate andoperate aestoperate
operate it Just as cheaply cheaplyIs
Is it not better to have an hide Independent hidependent ladependent ¬
pendent competing company buHd the theroad theroad theroad
road at once rather than wait It until untilthe unUIthe untilthe
the present company cOmpIU j thinks an extenj extenjslon exten extenIon extenalon
slon Ion of their linen lIne is worth while ac according according acc ¬
c cording rding to th the traffic A new n W company companywili compftnywUi companywill
will have to give good service or It Itcannot Itcannot Itcannot
cannot make the road pay If the road roadid roadit roadIa
id built by the existing exlsUn company it will willnpt whln9t wlilnot
not be necessary ne cossn 1 to give tho beat serv service Str StrIcc service ¬
ice because people who do not like the theservice theielice theservice
service will be compelled com comehled 811 d to walk The
I cars would not be run frequently frequentlyenough freqUfntlyenough frequentlyenough
enough to build up a good traffic and andthen analthen andthen
then the company would say y the putron pstrondid putronaeft tron trona
a aeft did not warrant better car service serviceThe SBtV set vke vkeThe e eThe
The only assurance a uraftee of a good cros crostjown crolitown crostown
town service is in giving equal privileges privilegest
te t a new company < which will have to togive tughe togive
give good service to make th the road a al aI apaying
I l paying investment In e tment There is a nrru nrrutor ntfUoj neettfog
fog oj such a road and the new company companyhi Loom onmiatnyhs pan panh1
hi full pil confidence that this committee committeewill commitkewill committeeivfil
will consider all die facts lact stated in infairness Inralrn Infairness
fairness ralrn to its interests Intere l8 and to the thecity thucit thecity
city cit
Opposition From Fr m Dunlop DunlopPresident DunlopPresident DunlopPresident
President George T Dunlop spoke next nextin npxtin nextIn
in behalf of the Capital Traction Com Company Company Cornpony
pany He said his company protested protestoUagainst prottMlapln protestedagainst
against apln t the granting of the privileges privilegesasked privilegesasked privilegesasked
asked by the new company because it itvas Itvas itv55
vas an invasion of otthelr their rights gnu grarted grartedfortytwo ted tedfortytwo tNtforttwo
fortytwo years ago No local organi orglLniZlttlon organiztttlon organization ¬
zation had done so much for the pro progress progJttQI progreen ¬
green of Washington he said as the thoI tlt6railway therailway
I railway company of which he is I now the thedirecting thedtrectlng thedirecting
directing head headMr headMr headMr
Mr Dunlop went into great detail in indescribing Indescribing
describing d rfbllIIr the th Inlon nfon Station in George Georgetown Georgeto Georgetown ¬
town to Wit and how it was constructed constrnctedHe constrnctedHesaid He HeI Hesaki
I
I said a cut of sixtytwo feet had to bo bomade bemade b bmade
made in solid rock to build such a sta station statIon etation ¬
tion He said Major Powell undor undorwhose und undrwhose r rwho
whose who e supervision the work was va done doneInsisted doneIns18ted doneinsisted
Insisted upon a retaining wall sixtytwo sixtytwofeet slxttwtJteet sixtytwofeet
feet high and eleven feet eat thick to hold holdup holdup holdup
up the solid rock buck of it itRepartee Jt JtRepartee ItRepartee
Repartee in Committee CommitteeThe CommitteeThe CommitteeThe
The legislation leKf > > I itJon under which the Old OldDominion OldDominion OldDominIon
Dominion road got permission perml slon to oro crothe eQ5 eQ5the s sthe
the Aqueduct Bridge to Georgetown was wasdescribed W3Jdacrl wasdeecrid
described dacrl by b Mr Dunlop He said it was waabad Wfbad wasbad
bad I 1qIs2sIE1OR gi8fetto oa wMeb wJelebhad had permitted permiU that thatJBut thatC8IP thatpIflpTest
pIflpTest C8IP t 1Ipt Qthe Distrlcrt Distrlcrt1t Dlstrietf
JBut 1t t you 4Idnt otgeot to th thlation theiegu theiegulation I Ietlon
lation fey coming before bef re Congress did didyou dtdyou didyou
you he wa WISe asked askedBecause askedBeeau askedBecause
Because Beeau e I thought I had more In Influence Influence influence ¬
fluence in not coming before Congress Congressreplied Congreaareplied Congressreplied
replied Mr Dunlop
Well you were mistaken werent werentyou werentyou werentyou
you asked Mr Foraker the bill was waaaassed wafassed wasiassed
aassed aassedI iassedI assed assedUI
UI I dont think it would have been beenpassed beenp beenpassed
passed p 88ed if J we had objected boldly boldl as asserted asserted asserted ¬
serted Mr Dunlop DunlopuThat
uThat That is a reflection re eetJon on Congress 1 1think 1thnk Itblnk
think put in Chairman Galllnger GalllngerWell GallingerWell GailingerWell
Well Ill take that back added M MDunlop MDunlop t tDublop
Dunlop 111 say It would not have been beendone be beendo < ln lnd
done d do e with our consent consentDunlop consentr consentDunlop
r Dunlop on Hope EopeMr HopeMr HopeMr
Mr Dunlop said he thought Congrsj Congrsjwould Congr Cangrsswould t twould
would consider well before granting the thoprivileges tb tbrlvlleges theprivileges
privileges asked by the new company companyWe companyWe < OmpanyTiC
We TiC can only present our side ha haid hi hisaId hesaid
saId id which ve < think is a strong one oneand oneand oneand
and then put our reliance In Congress CongrtSIand Congressand
and hope only hope Is sometimes s mettmes a lit little littie littie ¬
tie to rely on onHope ODHope onHope
Hope deferred maketh the heart heartsick heartsick heartsick
sick quoth Chairman Galliinger GalliingerYes Gal1 GalhilngerYes nger ngerYes
Yes we get very sick at some de delays delays tielays ¬
lays responded Mr Dunlop DurlopAsked DunlopAwked DunlopAsked
Asked whether the new road would wouldpay wouldpay wouldpay
pay Mr Dunlop answered answeredThere answeredThere answeredThere
There would not be enough passen passengers passengers passengem ¬
gers hauled in a year to pay for the theoil theoil
oil on the wheels of the cars needed neededto neede4to
to carry 11 them from Virginia to t the theUnion tbbI theUnion
Union U ton Station StationNew StatlonNew StatIonNew
I
New Road Attacked AttackedMr
Mr Dunlop made some strong inti intimations Jntlmatlons Intimatlous ¬
mations about the purpose of the people peoplewho peoplewho peoplewho
who are back of the new ne road Ha Hafinally lIQfinally Hefinally
finally said when pressed by Mr Hans Hansbrough Hansbrough Hansbrough ¬
brough that the new road was merely merelya
a a stockJobbing tti I enterprise enterpriseHe enterpriseHe r
He said all suburban roads went into intobankruptcy Intobankruptcy intobankruptcy
bankruptcy and that the new road roadwould rodwould roadwould
would not pay in the lifetime of any anypersons an anper anypersons
persons per ons present prezto t at the hearing hear1 g Ho Hoknew Ii6knew lieknew
knew this thJ he said aJd from his own ex experience upenence cxpatience ¬
patience in suburban lines The Chevy
Chase line IIn had lost 15009 a year and andhad andItad andbad
had now been brought down to a loss lossof 10S3ot iossof
of 11609 a year It would be the same samewith samewith samewith
with a a new road It would lose money moneysurely moneysurely moneysurely
surely and would be built only to raise raisathe rals ralsthe raisethe
the value ef f suburban land lanoHard landHard landHard
Hard on Promoters Promotersi Prpmoters PrpmotersThe PromotersThe
i The speaker said that promoters as asusual asusual asusual
usual Uot got between the people who whoowned whoowned whoowned
owned the existing ex1aU suburbui Itu m KMOS nnt nnttlte nod nodthe n l ltne
the city lines and made 1 dicker dickerTheres dickErTh dickerThsres
Theres Th res not one of those promoters promotershere promotershere JromoterS JromoterSbere
here today he said Some rf r them themhve tbemhve themhave
hve gone to Abyssinia Aby slnhl and Jther th r planes plavcsbut pIasbut planesbut
but none of them th m stayed around arol td after afterthey arttrthf afterthey
they thf > Y sold their grabhas grabhasChairman gmbbaChaJrman grabbagChairman
Chairman Galllnger said Id e mdr understood mdrstOGd mdrstood ¬
stood Mr Dunlups comoany comJY had also alsooone alsooone alsoGone
oone a little promoting promotingYes pJOft1OttngYtli promotingYes
Yes but only among its own stock stockholders atackholder stockholders ¬
holders replied Mr Dunlop I never nevert nevertake neveCtake
t take ke on my back any load I think I can cannot cannot cannot ¬
not carry We formed 4000009 IOOOU bonds bondsand bondsand bondsand
and JSOOOOO S5OOCI cupfUl Where would we weItave wehave wehave
have been in in H ttttte soueex sque squees In Wall WallStreet WallStreet VallSt
Street St t We E gOt from under that propo proposition propoaUlon proposition ¬
sition as quickly as possible possibleOne poasdbkOne possibleOne
One Management Mana ment Urged UrgedAll UrgedAll rged rgedAU
All of these roads roa should be un under unrme underne J < > r rone
one ne management declared Mr Dun Dunlop Dunlop Dunlop ¬
lop Then the city could have the best bestrailway bestrailway bestrailway
railway service in the world The other othercompanies otherb othercompanies
companies could be better t operates operatesunder opratdunder
under = such b a plan o They got into Ilrt Ilrtrecent their theirrecent theirrecent theirrecent
recent consolidation not knowing when whenunder whenthey wbeNthey wherithey
they were going when they th y took In the thesuburban theauburb thesuburban
suburban auburb n roads ro dll They The bought up all allthe allthe iUthe
the companies tea or eleven elev en of them themThey t themThey an anThey
They bought up ail the cats and dogs dogsthey dOgJI dogsthey
they could find findFree findFree findFree
I
Free Transit Offered OSeiedMr Offeredr OffezedMr
Mr r Dunlop declared that his hI road roaSwould rool roolwould roadwould
would meet all offers to the people made madeby madeby madebv
by the proposed road roadAnd TOIldAnd roadAnd
And it will bo done on tasy tag terms termsconcluded termaconcluded termsi termsiconcluded
concluded Mr Dunlop DunlopWhat Dunlophat DunlopWhat
What hat do you mean by 4euy t euy > a > y terms termsasked termsasked f faaked
asked Mr Gorman less 15 than six sixtickets eI eItickets J Jtickets
tickets for a quarter quarterYes quarterYe quarterYCM
Yes Ye well take > em ra if we have to dq dqit dQIt d dIt
it for nothing replied Mr Dunlop DaolopJ DunlopThis
t J This aroused much interest inttrtstamg among Sen SenaUtts Senatull Seaaters
aUtts and snecUtora On rtutt rt of orSen1 Sent Sentator
I ator Mr DUB Dunlop lop went into the systes sste

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