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"WASHINGTON, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 1911.
PRICE ONJB OINT.
TI IEW SITES
TAFT'S AUNT TO
Former Rater Here
Coming, to White House Fete
JUST TO OPPOSE
IN ML PLEASANT
Offered to City Cheaper
Than One Being Considered.
Not Decided Whether City Must
Bear Complete Cost
It became known today that two
other tracts ot property in the
neighborhoqd of the Mt. Pleasant
playground at the northwest corner
of Fourteenth street and Columbia
road, have been offered to the Dis
trict Commissioners as sites for play
grounds. The price is much below
that which is proposed to be paid
for the present ground.
One of these tracts contains 38,165
6quare feet on the north side of Co
lumbia road, between Eleventh and
Thirteenth streets, and is offered at
70 cents a square foot, and the other
Is the plot fronting on the east side
of Thirteenth street and extending
between Park road and Lamont
It is understood that the price set
upon this is J20.000. Tho plot contains
about 30,000 square feet.
The objection to both of these tracts
and, In fact, to any others on lit. Pleas
ant, which is urged by members of the
playground association, is that there is
no shade upon them, whereas the plot
at Fourteenth and Columbia road is
covered with giant oaks.
The District Commissioners are today
considering the attitude they will take
toward the -Qalllner bill providing for
the purchase of the Mt. Pleasant play
ground at the northwest corner of Four
teenth street and Columbia road.
Owing to the possibility of misinter
pretation of the provisions relating to
the payment for the tract. Commission
er Judson has prepared amendments to
the bill, which, if sent back to the
Senate with the Commissioners" recom
mendations, will remove any ambiguity
of language that may exist. A report
upon the bill, however, is not expected
for two or three days.
The confusion which has arisen over
the meaning of the bill's language is
pronounced. Exactly opposite opin
ions are held with reference to wheth
er the whole cost of the park is to be
saddled upon the District or only one
half. Commissioner Rudolph will hold
a conference with Fred G. Coldren.
the drawer of the bill, tomorrow
morning in an attempt to clear up
Driver Placed Under
Bond for Colliding
Alexander Lee, colored, was placed
jnder $300 bond to answer to the charge
of colliding. Lee was tho driver of a
sand wagon with which tne patrol
wagon of the Ninth precinct collided
last night at Fifth and E streets north
fast. George McCauley, driver of the
wagon, and Policeman Sidney J. Marks
were 6lightly Injured. McCauley was
thrown from the driver's teat, and
Marks was dragged ad shaken in his
efforts to prevent the horse attached to
the patrol wagon from running away.
No date was set for the trial.
Fire in Liner's Hold
Extinguisned by Crew
HOBOKEN, N. J., June 16. Fire In
bales of Jute in the cargo hold of the
Hamburg-American liner President
Lincoln caused alarm on that steamer
The crew was rushed to fire quar
ters and the blaze extlngllshed by the
ship's own pumps. The damage was
Dentist Ordered to Pay
Alimony and Lawyer's Fee
Dr. Sheldon G. Davis, a dentist at 729
Fifteenth street northwest, was ordered
by Justice Gould today to pay tempor
ary alimony of $50 a month and $100 at
torney's fees to Mrs. Grace M. Davis,
whom he is suing for divorce.
Dr. Davis charges his wife, who is
said to be living in New York, with
misconduct. She denies the charges.
FORECAST FOR THE DISTRICT.
Unsettled with occasional showers to
night or Saturday; wanner tonight.
TI. S. BUREAU.
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10 a. m 7g
11 a. in 79
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11:37 p. m. Low tide, 5:07 a. m. and
5:48 p. m.
Tomorrow High tide, 11:48 a. 'm.
Low tide, 5:53 a. m. and 6530 p. m.
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SENOR POLICARPO BONILLA.
BEATER HE OUGHT
TO HAVE WHIPPING
Soldier's Attack on His Help
meet Arouses Judge's
"The whipping post might well be re
vived for such men as you," said Judgo
Piigh to Harry, Hardman, in Pollco
Court today. "Any man who strikes a
woman should be despised and shunned
by decent men. In your case this as
sault on your wlfo Is especially Inex
cusable beoause you wear tho United
States unlforjn. your acl brings dis
credit and dlsgraso on the army.'V
Hardman, who is a corporal in the
Marfne Corps, was sentenced by Judge
Pugh to pay a fine of $25 or serve six
months In jail for assaulting his wife,
Mrs. Francis Hardman.
Mrs. Hardman, showing tho effects of
the assault, appeared In court against
her husband, she is but nineteen years
old, and said that since their marrlago
about four months ago, Hardman has
abused her at times, but she made no
complaint, because she did not want
people to know that she and her hus
band were living unhappily together.
She said that last night her husband
came to their home in L street south
east, and found that she had gone to
the house of a friend. Mrs. Hardman
said he had been drlnklne and became
enraged bemuse she had gone. He then
struck her. Policeman Muran, who
made the arrest, said his attention was
attracted to the house by the catherlng
of a crowd, and that when he went
there ho found Mm. Hardman badly
Following the imposition of sentence.
Mrs. Hardman returned to court to plead
with the court to suspend sentenco
against her husband.
Wireless Brings Aid
For Disabled Steamer
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Juno 16. Wire
less telegraphy was successfully used
by a vessel In distress on the Great
Lakes early today, when the steamer
Western States, with a blown out cyl
inder head, summoned the City of Cleve
land, and transferred to the latter boat
225 passengers. The transfer took place
In the dark In mid-lake, the boats
swinging together, so that gangplanks
could be thrown across.
The passengers were members of the
Michigan State Bankers Association,
who had chartered the Western States
for a trip to Niagara Falls. They con
tinued their Journey to Buffalo on the
City of Cleveland.
President Will Go on Western
Trip as Family Leaves
President Taft's plans for the Fourth
of July and for the removal of his
family to Beverly for tho summer were
announced at tho White House today.
On July 1 Mr. Taft, Mrs. Taft, the
family, Secretary Hllles, and Major
Butt will leave Washington on the pri
vate car, Ideal, for Beverly. Tbey will
go at once to Peabody cottage. Already
Mr. Hllles and Major Butt have pre
pared the cottage for the arrival of tho
The President will spend the day at
his summer home, and will leave for
the West In time to reach Maridn, Ind.,
on Monday, July 3. He will address
the Bankers' Association on that day,
and will leave for Indianapolis in time
to reach there by midnight of the 3d.
Former Vice President Fairbanks will
entertain the Executive during the
night,r and on the morning of the 4th
be will review the safe and sane narade
as the guest of the Commercial Club.
In the afternoon he will go to the park.
wnero ne win witness tne comsion tx
tween two passenger engines.
The Fourth of July program will close
when .the President, addresses the Mar
lon Club of Indiana. He will return di
rect to Washington from Indianapolis.
Former Ruler Denies Ru
mors That He Seeks War
SAYS VISIT HAS NO
South American Diplomats Be
lieve His Mission Has
Opposing the $10,000,000 Honduran
loan, and denying that he has any af
filiations with the Cientiflco party of
Mexico, or that he will buy any mu
nitions of war for his friend Zelaya,
deposed President of Nicaragua,
Senor Policarpo Bonilla, the former
President of Honduras, is in Wash
ington. South American diplomats believe
his mission a great deal less inno
cent than Bonilla avers It is.
Senor Bonilla slipped into town
laBt night, but beyond the fact that
he was here. Government agents
could learn nothing about him. Senor
Bonilla, went, however, directly to
the Arlington Hotel, where he reg
istered, and spent the night Today
he freely received Interviewers.
As Private Citizen.
"I come simply as a private citizen of
Honduras,' said Senor Bonilla tnis
morning. "I am opposing tho loan be
cause Honduras gets nothing out of it.
The profit 1 all for the bankers who
will handle the bonds. Thsy are secured
by the United Slates, which makes them
good, as Amerlcan gold -and worth at
least 120, The hauler get them for &S.
and the rake-off that la what you call
.them. Is It sot? Is all for the bankers;
Honduras gets nothing,
"I havu nothing to do wlTh Senor Creei
or Senor Llmantour, of Mexico, or the
so-called Cientiflco party. Private busi
ness, not at all political in nature, and
the treaty which I oppose, they are the
only reasons why I am here. This talk
that I buy warship or cartridges. It is
Love of Country.
Senor Bonilla says he may issue a
statement at some length regarding
the Honduran treaty and loan. Love
of country, he declares. Is his sole
motive for opposing the loan. His
political ambitions are non-exlBtent
now, he declares.
"No more politics at all." said the
former President. "I shall make my
future home in New Orleans as a
practicing lawyer, making a specialty
of South American affairs in a legal
Senor Bonilla does not expect to
call upon Secretary Knox, whom he
does not know, but he has hopes of
enlisting former Secretary Root, ac
cording to his statement this morn
ing. Admirer of Hoot
"Mr. Root, he is a great statesman,"
declared Bonilla. "South Americans
think very highly of him. I knew
him when I was here four years ago.
At least I shall call on him to pay
him my respects."
Whatever Bonllla's object is visiting
Washington, and his visit is worrying
South American diplomats, including
Albert Membreno, the Honduran minis
ter, tho former president of that coun
try did not prosecute it very vigorously
today. All morning he spent In his
rooms at the Arlington reading a maga
zine. The magazine was open at an ar
ticle on coffee raisins, when he laid it
down to pose for a photograph.
Friend of Zelaya.
Bonilla is an Intimate friend of Zelaya,
deposed dictator of Nicaragua, and it
has been reported that Bonilla is In this
country to help Zelaya fix up a little
revolution. Another guess is that Bo
nilla has come here in behalf of Creel
If Bonilla has another mission than
to oppose the $10,000,000 loan none of the
South American diplomats is really cer
tain about it, nor Is the State Depart
ment of the United States, but a vigi
lant eye will be kept on Senor Bonilla,
as he is regarded as one of the storm
iest petrels in the stormy region of
the Caribbean sea.
Senor Bonilla says he has no axact
Idea bow long he will remain here.
Over Man in Street
Lloyd Dement, who was Identified by
papers found In his pocket, aged thirty,
Is In a serious condition in the Emer
gency Hospital, after having been run
over "by an automobile at Sixth and" the
Avenue this afternoon at 1:50 o'clock.
He has not regained consciousness
and Is reported to be In a dangerous
condition, although no cuts were
found on his body.
The machine, according to the police
report, was operated by John F. Schrlner,
who owns a bar at 730 Fourteenth street
northwest, and who lives at 1730 H street
The directory gives a Lloyd Dement,
laborer, as living' at 123 Q street southwest.
Miss Delia Torrey Consents
to Come for Anniversary
SHE THOUGHT TRIP
WOULD TIRE HER OUT
But Robert Soon Talked Her Into
Notion, and Will Arrive
Word was received at the White
House today that "Aunt Delia" Tor
rey will leave her home in Mlllbury,
Mass., tonight for Washington to at
tend the sliver wedding anniversary
of her "Nephew Will" and Mrs. Taft
at the White House on Monday night
"Aunt Delia," who is Miss Delia C.
Torrey, is the President's favorite
aunt, and noted as the maker of ap
ple pies which appeal particularly to
the Presidential appetite. Miss Tor
rey, when first invited, and told her
presence was necessary to make the
family reunion complete, feared she
would be unable to attend, declaring
she would not travel all the way to
But she changed her mind and her
grandnephew, Robert Taft, arrived
In Mlllbury today to accompany her
to Washington., She will leave her
Massachusetts home at 6:35 tonight
over the New Haven line to Provi
dence, where she will change to the
Federal Express, for the Capital.
Qfher Rnlctives Arrive.
Mrs. Anaertfon, a timer, reachrd
Washington yestertf . Hcrace Taft.
the New England broths- of tho Presi
dent, will arrive in Washington to
morrow, and Henry W. Taft is expected
either tomorrow night or Sunday.
By Sunday night all of the children
will have reached this city. Miss Helen
Is now visiting in Cincinnati, while
Robert and Charlie are away at school.
The White House, the scene of many
splendid festivities and the center of the
nation's social life for a century, hag
never looked so well as it will Monday
night when the President and Mrs. Taft
entertain nearly 5,000 of their friends at
their sliver wedding celebration.
It was announced at the White House
today that President and Mrs. Taft have
Invited all tne surviving members of the
families of former Presidents to the sil
ver wedding celebration. This list in
cludes the Roosevelts. Mrs. Benjamin
Harrison, widow; Mrs. J. R. McKee, a
daughter, and Col. Russell Harrison, a
son of former President Harrison; Mrs.
Garfield, widow; Harry, James R., and
Irving, sons, and Mrs. M. J. Stahlif
Brown. daughter, of former President
Garfield; Col. Webb C. Hayes, son, and
Mrs. Harry E. Smith, daughter, of for
mer President Hayes: Gen. Frederick C.
Grant, Jesse R. Grant, and U. S. Grant,
jr., sons, and Mrs. Nellie Sartoris,
daughter, of former President Grant;
Robert Lincoln, son of former President
Lincoln: Mrs. Chester A. Arthur, Jr.,
daughter of former President Arthur;
Mrs. Grover Cleveland, widow of for
mer President Cleveland, and Miss Rose
Cleveland, his sister, and Ezra K. Pat
terson, grandson of former President
Two score of electricians are now
dressing the exterior and nearly as
many gardeners and florists will begin
work in the interior decorations Satur
day. The White House garden will
glow with light. The lawns have been
cut, the trees trimmed, and the hedges
From one end to the other, the Man-
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PICTURES IN CITY
IS BffEN IMPETUS
Gallinger Bill Favorably Re
ported by Senate District
Exhibition of questionable or Improp
er pictures In theaters, moving-picture
establishments or other places of amuse
ment. Is restricted bv a bill which was
ordered favorably reported by the Scn
ato District Commltteo today. The bill
was recently Introduced by Senator
Gallinger. It gives the Commissioners
full power to make the necessary regu
The committee ordered favorable re
ports on the following bills:
The Gallinger bill to prevent dumping
about the wharves.
The Johnson bill for extension of La
mont street northwest.
The Gallinger bill to amend the law
relating to regulation of the height of
The Gallinger bill to provide for pun
ishment for larceny of public property
from the workhouse and reformatory.
Judge De Lacy was expected to ap
pear regarding certain bills, but is out
of the city.
The committee sent the public utili
ties bill lately Introduced by Senator
Gallinger to the public utilities sub
committee, and the Brlstow bill giving
the District a Presidential preference
law to the Judiciary subcommittee.
A bill to prevent flying of kites. Are
balloons, or parachutes in the limits of
the District was ordered unfavorably
The committee ordered a favorable re-
fiort on the Gallinger bill to allow cer
ain changes in the plan for the per
manent system of highways or the
tract lying west of Fourteenth street,
south of Taylor, east of Rock Creek
Park, and North of Newton.
TO SfflR TERM
Convicted Forger, Blaming Mor
phine, Begs Vainly for
Indignantly refusing to parole the
prisoner as requested. Chief Justice
Clabaugh today in Criminal Court No.
2 sentenced Hume H. West, confessed
forger, to six years In the peniten
tiary on forgery charges. Last Wed
nesday another sentence of four
months ,ln Jail was given West by
Chief Justice Clabaugh for stealing
money orders from a North Capitol
street pharmacy. West will not be
taken to the penitentiary to serve
his six years until he finishes the
District Jail sentence of four months.
West, who posed in Washington as
Lieutenant Commander Henry Knowl
son,. of the United States Navy, and
was arrested In Baltimore garbed as
a Catholic priest, pleaded guilty to
securing $3,200 worth ot United States
bonds' from Crane, Parrls & Co.,
bankers, and a 1550 diamond rrncr
ffrom Gait & Brother, upon forged
Announces That Reciprocity
Will Pass at Early Date
Senator Penrose while at the White
House this morning held out the first
real hope that neither Congress nor
the President would have to sojourn
In Washington throughout the coming
month of August. He said there was
a possibility that the Senate would
vote on reciprocity within a few
Nothing the President has heard In
a long time pleased him as did this.
The prospect of a long hot summer in
Washington, the second the Executive
has spent hero since he became Chief
Magistrate, saddened him.
Senator Penrose talked about reci
procity for probably half an hour
this morning. He told the President
that progress- was being made In the
debate on the measure and that If
the matter drifted along in the Senate
as It was drifting now there was no
apparent reason why the argument
should not be concluded by the raid
die of July at the outside. He inti
mated that it would even be possible
to- clean up and vote on this measure
before tbe middle of July, in which
event. Congress could easily adjourn
Senator Penrose, chairman of the
Finance Committee, who is in charge
of the reciprocity measure, after leav
ing tne wnite House, form;
nounced that the Canadian -reciprocity
agreement would be passed without
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IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Senator Heyburn protested against high
office buildings in residential sections
of the District.
Senate District Committee acted favor
ably on various District bills.
Senate passed bill allowing four-story
residential buildings to be fifty-live
Foreign Relations Committee acted on
Niagara Falls power question.
Representative Longworth opened the
debate In the House by an attack on
the Democratic wool bill.
The Hardwlck Committee continued Its
Investigation of the- Sugar trust.
The Committee on Expenditures In the
Postofflce Department heard1 charges
that the department fosters a mo
nopoly In mail chutes.
The Committee on Postoffices continued
hearings on parcels post legislation.
The Committee on Expenditures in the
Interior Department heard further In
Representative Taylor of Colorado in
troduced a Joint resolution to appoint
a commission to determine upon a
summer capital for the President.
The committee investigating the State
Department will resume Its inquiry
this afternoon into the sudden finding
of the Day portrait voucher.
White House Callers,
Culberson, Tex. Penrose, Pa.
Foster, Vt. Nye, Minn.
Burleson, Tex. Loud, Mich.
Morgan, Okla. Davenport. Okla.
Reilly. Conn. Willis. Ohio.
.OTHER CALLERS. -Former
Senator Long, Kansas.
Senator Objects to Sky
scrapers Going Up in
WANTS LIMIT ON
Complains That View From His
Home Has Been Cut
Senator Heyburn this afternoon
protested against the construction o
high office buildings in the residen
tial sections of Washington.
The matter came up when Senator
Gallinger brought up the bill to
amend the law to regulate the height
of buildings in the District The bill,
as explained by Senator Gallinger,
makes the limit of height of non
fireproof buildings for residential
purposes or apartment houseB fifty-
five feet The limit now on such
buildings is four stories, or fifty feet,
and Senator Gallinger explained that
this was not sufficient to enable
proper construction of the fourth
Bill Is Passed.
Senator Heyburn did not object to
this bill In itself, and It was event
ually passed. But he pointed out
that It placed no limitation on office
buildings and applied only to residen
tial structures. Senator Heyburn
dwelt at length on the damage done
residential property by allowing high
office buildings to be erected on res
idential streets. He said there were
numerous instances where the value
of residential property had been im
paired In this- way and- he thought
office buildings should be confined to
Senator Gallinger said he knew of
no way to stop the Invasion of busi
ness on any street. He cited the busi
ness development on Connecticut ave
nue and on H and G streets. He said
the same thing had happened on Fifth
avenue. New York.
Senator Heyburn did not take this
view. He declared there had been
such depreciation caused In residen
tial sections by high office buildings
that there was now no real residen
tial market value on streets where
such buildings had been constructed.
"Business buildings ought not be
higher than residential buildings," ho
"We ought." said he, "to curb the
evil of the six or eight or nine story
buildings all along one side of a
street, leaving the other side to lose
Time to Stop.
J.'I.am In symPathy with this bill, but I
think it would be a good time to curt)
tall business blocks. They are generally
built for advertising purposes or to
economize the cost of land. Why
should we allow a ten-story bullding,''to
be placed on the same land as a flve
Two years ago Senator Heyburn said,
he could look out from the home he had
bought and see the Capitol, the Post
office Department and other buildings.
Now, the view was obstructed by
"great, tall obtrusive buildings," which
bad been put up and hurt the value or
the property of residents.
"A man has a right to a view," said
he. Mor than that. It detracts from
Fine Arts Commission
Confers With President
Over Proposed Buildings
In response to a summons sent out by
President Taft several days ago, six
members of the National Fine Arts
Commission met today in the office of
CoL Spencer Cosby, Superintendent of
Public Buildings and Grounds, to con
sider the plans for the three new Fed
eral buildings to be located south of the
Avenue, between Fourteenth and Fif
The decision of the committee will not
be announced until the meeting adjourns
this afternoon. The plans have been
finally submitted by the three archi
tects, Sawyer. Barbour, and Brunner,
and have been approved by tbe Presi
dent and the members of the Cabinet
whose departments are to occupy them
As soon as the Fine Arts Commission
approves the plans and the general
landscape effects, the President will di
rect the Treasury Department to take
immediate steps looking to the award
of the contracts. The handsome new
quarters are to be occupied by the De
partments of State, Justice, and Com
merce and Labor. About two years will
be required to complete the buildings.
The building nearest the Treasury will
be occupied by the Department ot Jus
tice. The Department of Commerce and
Labor will come next, and the Depart-,
ment of State farthest south.
The architects have designed the
buildings with architectural features
that harmonize. The completion of tbe
three handsome structures will mark
the greatest single Improvement ever'
undertaken in the Capital.
When the committee adjourned for
luncheon no decision had been reached
as to the Lincoln memorial, several
plans for which have been submitted.
The committee will also rjass unon that
Perry memorial at Put-in-bay, Ohio, t
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