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THE WASHINGTON 'TIMES, THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912.
10 BE MADE PROMPTLY IN HEROIC SERVICE t Bill Passed By Congress Gives Commissiohefs Ample Power. Improvement in the Sixteenth street herdlc service Is assured with the passage of the bill conferring upon tho Commissioners authority to regulate ,the operation and equipment of the vehicles of th'e Metropolitan Coach Company. For several years the Com missioners have urged the adoption of 'the ,rteas"uro which passed yesterday. 'The bill will become law when signed by the President, and will become ef fective six months after enactment. The bill provides for an exchange of transfer with tho Capital Traction Com pany and the Washington Railway and Electric Company. At present transfers are exchanged only with the latter com pany. The service given by the Metro politan Coach Company has long been a. source of complaint from residents along Its route. Call Coaches Insanitary. Recently, following consideration of a report of H. G. Dawson, hack Inspector, In which It was declared that the coaches operated by the company were In an Insanitary condition, the officials were Informed by the Commissioners that prosecution would bo entered In the Police Court unless improvements were made by the latter part of August. At the time the inspection was made the rolling stock of tho company con sisted of two herdlcs, both of which were declared by Hack Inspector Daw son to be encrusted with dirt. The bill which passed yesterday pro vides that the company shall furnish at all times "such service and facilities as shall be reasonably safe and ade quate, and it shall at all times main tain ItB vehicles In good and proper re pair, neat and clean, free from offen sive smoke, noise and odors, in a sani tary condition, sufficient In numbers and teasonably comfortable and con venient." The route prescribed Is from Twenty-second and P streets northwest to Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue, thence west to Madison Place, north to H street, east to Fifteenth street, and thence to Sixteenth and U streets. Penalty For Violation. The bill provides a penalty of J10O fine for violation of any of the provisions of the act, In addition to which tho Commissioners are authorized, in tho event of the failure of the company to comply with the rules and regulations, to terminate its right to operate Its ve hicles. The Metropolitan Coach Company Is a private corporation Incorporated un der the laws of the District under dato of July 30, 1904. The company was not .chartered by Congress and was not recognized by law until tho passage of the bill providing for street extensions in connection with the erection of tho new Union Station, approved May 23, 1908, in which was included a section requiring the substitution of motor ve hicles for horse-drawn vehicles. Penrose Blocks Plan to Debate Elections Bill Senator Culberson today tried to get unanimous consent In the Senate I r consideration next Saturday of his bill to limit campaign contributions and otherwise strengthen the campaign con tributions laws. Senator Penrose ob jected. Senator Culberson then said he would move Suturday morning to take up tho Contractor a Bankrupt. Listing his liabilities at $3,339.60 and his assets at $1,950, Robert B. Moorman, a contractor, today filed a petition In the District Supreme Court asking that he be adjudged a bancrupt. He clalrrs that $T5 v,-orth of his assets are exempt under tl.o law. IMPROVEMENTS 1222 F Street N.W. ySSS THE Prices at which we have marked the balance of our Summer Stock of Women's Wear should leave us with empty racks and cases before the end of the week. 39 SUMMER DRESSES in Linen and Cotton Voile all shades regularly marked $12.50 to $15. To close at ,. 19 PURE LINEN TAILORED SUITS in natural lavender, grey, blue, and white, and a remain ing Linen Auto Dust Coat, heretofore marked $ 1 5. To close at 31 SPRING SUITS Our remaining stock including Taffeta and White Serge; for merly marked $35, $40, and $45. To close at 29 LINGERIE DRESSES High and low neck styles trimmed in fine laces regular $18.50 value. To close at . JOHN I L Widow of Noted Soldier Grinding Out "Copy" for Publishers. No hostage to advancing years has been given by Mrs. John A. Logan, ono of the most distinguished of the "pio neer" residents of Washington. She is seventy-four years old today. Bat there Is no' such word as "old" In her birthday lexicon. She Is celebrating the day by keeping several typewriters clattering away and fighting gallantly to fulfill the con tracts which anxious publishers have showered upon Ijer. She could not "slow down" even to celebrato her na tal day. "Eagle's Lodge," her home out on Thirteenth street, knows no re pose these summer weeks. "I haven't felt better In many yoars," she declared, cheerily, this morning. "I have never had tho hunger to write quite so bad ns I have It now. I havo to write to live. I can't keep away from it. "Tho only way I'm celebrating my birthday Is to keep on writing a little faster than ever. Last spring, when I was 111 for a short time, I had to give it up for a time. It made mo miser able and even more ill than I was." Her mind runs over tho events of her fiast life vividly the day when she vls ted her husband, tho late General Lo gan, at Shlloh; when Lincoln called nlm to "Washington In regard to suc ceeding General McPhcrson; when he was elected to the Senato from Illinois. Mrs. Logan has lived In Washington since 1858, when her husband was first elected to Congress. During the war she was in Illinois, and at brief inter vals since she has been out of the city. She loves the Capital and would rather live" hero, than any other spot In the world. A few of her hundreds of friends are mindful of the day that is her birthday. Others know she la still leading the strenuous life and desist from inter rupting her. Bishop AJfred Harding Celebrating Quietly Sixtieth Birthday Bishop Alfred Harding, of the Wash ington, diocese of the Episcopal Church, is sixty years of age today, and he Is celebrating quietly at one of tho re sorts of the Massachusetts shore. Churchmen of the city are telegraphing congratulations to blm. Bishop Harding Is of Irish birth. Ho was born at Lisburn, Ireland, August 15, 1852, and came to America when nine years of age. He graduated from Trinity College, Connecticut, in 1879, and from Berkley Divinity School In 18S2. He was married to Miss Justine Butler Prlndle, of Now York, In 1881 The divine came to St. Paul's Church. of this clty,in 1883, and remained there until he V(is consecrated bishop, to 'succeed' Bishop Henry Yates Satterlee, in 1909. His career since that time Is well known to Washlngtonlans.. Senate Passes House Bill to Recover Land The Senate today passed the House bill relating to land suits brought by tho Government In Oregon to reclaim vast tracts of public land. In which tho railroad company to which they were granted failed to fulfill the terms of the grant. Tho bill provides that none of the lands reverting to tho united States shall become subject to entry. Suits to recover land sold by the Ore. gon and California Railroad Company, to which the grant was-made prior to April 30. 1908, must be Instituted with in one year. The Attorney General Is given au thority to compromise suits. This does not apply to the null brought by the Government involving 2.3..G.00U acre now pending In the district court of Oregon, wherein the United States Is complainant and the Oregon and Cali fornia Railroad Company, the Southern Pacific Company, Stephen T. Gage, tho Union Trust Company, and others de fendants. $5 $5 $15 $9.75 MS OGAN SPENDS BIRTHDAY BY WORKING PEIERS WILL RECEIVE OVERDUE CHECKS SATURDAY Order to Pay Bounty to Go By Wire When Bill Is Signed. Two hundred thousand Government pensioners whose pensions have been held up owing to the controversy In Congress over tho abolishment of pen sion agencies, will probably receive their o'verduo checks Saturday. This assur ance was given bv Government officials today following tho announcement that the Senate had yielded to the House in the pension agency dispute. Tho Houso will agree to the pension conference re port today, the bill will be enrolled, and will bo signed by tho President some time tomorrow. Some of the pensioners, many of whom are veterans of tho civil war, are declared to be In want on account of tho delay, and some suffering has resulted. The arrears amount In tho aggregate to between $3,000,000 and $9,000,000. Checks for the pensions aro already propared for malllnir at all tho pension agencies, and as soon as the President signs the bill authorization for their payment wU be telegraphed from Washington. All the pensioners, It was stated today, ought to receive their checks by next Tuesday at the latest All Pension Agencies Outside of Washington Now to Be Abolished After January 31, the coming year, the business now transacted by tho eighteen pension agencies outside of Washington will all be centered in this city. This Is made certain by the ac tion of the Senato last night In agree ing to tho pension appropriation , bill with a provision for the abolishment of the outsido agencies after tho data named. From that tlmo forth, all tho business TOMORROW-FRIDAY ONLY-TOMORROW Here's a Rare Opportunity For Women With Small Feet LLLVSLLL V s u BKjW III TfmfrK I if These shoes are all $3.00 to $.00 instead Over 30 Styles 6 A very few pairs Patrician, American of Goodyear Welt Shoes, which we will close out at our Seventh St. Store only, while Sizes 2 to 3h A Main Store 1116-22 Seventh St. Joke on, President Democratic CongrcssmcH who pnsscd flic White Houso early this morning had it hearty laugh nt tho expense of tho President Bight In front of tho White Houho Micro was standing a big delivery wagon with' a great big Inscription on It that read ns fol- lows: "Reorganization sale. Tremendous reductions in all departments." of paying the pensions of old soldiers will be transacted from here. Tho Jobs of eighteen district pension agents at M.000 a year each, will be abolished and he clerks, several hundred In number, will be transferred- here. Tho Senate action was taken under great pressure and only after a hard and persistent fight by tho House for several sessions to got tho agencies abolished. The estimates are that a saving of about $250,000 a year will be effected by tho change. By reason of the patron age Involved, Senators have clung to the agencies to tho last. The Senato passed the pension appro priation bill, carrying about $150,000,000. last evening. This means that tho holding up of pension money due the veterans will be ended. Tho Houso will pass the bill promptly and tho President will sign It. Senator McCumber asked the Senate to yield to tho demands of the House to abolish tho agencies, saying tho oppo nents of tho agencies were trying to "starve the soldier until those who favor retaining tho agencies will agree to their abolition." About 19,000,000 due pensioners was held upon account of the dispute be tween tho two houses over the bill. The result has been that no end of com plaints from veterans on account of the delay have poured in on Washington. Cab Driver Injured In Car Collision With a fractured skull and a broken collar bone, Abe lAicas, colored, of 2312 lL street northwest, is In a serious con dition In tho Emergency Hospital. Lucas, who is a cab driver, was cross ing the car tracks In Pennsylvania ave nue in front of tho White House early today, when the vohlclo was struck by an eastbound Capital Traction car. He was thrown heavily to tho pavement. 2,000 Ranging From $3 our famous Goodyear of but ONE DOLLAR. Leathers: Gun Metal left of those Girl, and Other Celebrated Makes s they last at to C Widths Washington's Largest IS a T - House Members Seek to Compel Wickersham to ( Appeal Case. The "pigeonholing" of the bill recent ly passed by the Senate directing the Attorney General to carry an uppeal to the Supremo Court of the "Tobacco Trust" case was the crux of the new fight begun today In Congress. Con gressman Norrls, the Nebraska Pro gressive, and Congressman Vcbb, of North Carolina, today Joined hands in a campaign to havo the bill passed be fore Congress adjourns. WheVi the House Judiciary Committee met today, Norrls and Webb served notice that they would insist upon ac tion upon the bill at once. Norrls In sisted that the bill had been allowed to "sleep" .In the House. Judiciary Com mittee since It was received from the Senate. He and Webb demanded that the committee either definitely "kill" the bill Immediately, or report it favor ably to the House for passage before adjournment. The measure seeks to compel Attor ney General Wickersham to appeal from the decision of the New Jersey Federal courts In the "Tobacco Trust" case, for a review by the Supreme Court of the dissolution plan outlined by the lower courts. That tho dissolu tion is Ineffective Is alleged by many members of Congress, Chicago Makes Fight . For Pure Milk Laws .CHICAGO, Aug. 15. Having won a fight for a pure milk ordinance, Chi cago citizens today began a fight to force the law Into immediate effect. Now the citterns' committee Is to be permanently organized to see that the publications of the ordinance are en forced. The ordinance establishes a new standard for purity of raw milk and pasteurization of milk not up to the standard. If Your Size is ORR I EBB DEMAND ACTION TOBACCO ST We Offer Your Unrestricted Choice of Over PAIRS in Value to $5, Welt Process make, and and Tan Calf, Black Suede and Velvet, Vici Kid 1.00 There's no style standards. the prices were erberidhr& and Most Progressive Shoe House. Established 1868. POUR BODIES TO BE TAKH.UP IN QUEST OEGRIME EVIDENCE i Brother-in-Law of Mrs. Freda Trost Prevails on Police to Act. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15Prepara tlons were begun today to exhume the bodies of Frederick Hartman, Rrpt hus band of Mrs. Freda Trost, who Is held for the murder of William Trost, her second matrimonial partner, and the (wo children of Hartman. Depuly Coroner "Mehrlng ordered the bodies exhumed following a letter from Christian Hartman, brother of Fred trick, asking an investigation. This letter states that peculiar cir cumstances surround the death of Hart man and that Mrs. Trost and Edmund Ouenkel, her bartender, acted very strangely at the time. Christian Hart man Intimates that it Is his suspicion thai Mrs. Trost and Quenkel had a hand In Frederick Hartman's death. It Is his opinion that money was the mo tive, as it is alleged to have been the motive In tho Trost mystery. Evidence against Mrs. Trost and Quen kel, held without ball on tho charge of causing the death of William Trost, Is "lllnit up rapidly. It has been estab lished definitely that arsenic was found In Trost's stomach on post mortem ex amination. It has also been proved that Mrs. Trost purchased a quantity of ar senic a short time before her marriage and a week before Trost's death. Furth er, a chambermaid has sworn that she saw Mrs. Trost mixing a powder in water, in a room adjoining Trost's room on the day of his death. An extra watch Is being kept over Mrs, Trost In Moyamnslng prison, for fear she may attempt suicide. She maintains her Innocence and sticks to her story of the street-car accident, which physicians declare absurd. She has slept but lltlte since being put in th cell. Habeas corpus proceedings for the re lease of Guenkel were scheduled for to day. Guenkel Is held on a charge ol complicity. 2, 2 3, Zh or 4 of LOW For $ each pair guaranteed the Women s White BuckColonial Pumps $4.00 and $5.00 Values for shoe quite so dressy as the pump. These are the season's! ALL Each pair bears the same guarantee that went with it whenl $4.00 and $5.00, and you pay but $1.85. iJ SIZES ASKS EOR ANOTHER POOL EOR BATHERS AT DISTRICT BEACH i ii i r Dr. Hudson Submits His ' Monthly Report to , . Commissioners. Pointing out the necessity for in creased facilities, Dr. W. B. Hudson, superintendent of the bathing beach, will recommend In his annual report that the Commissioners Include in their next estimates to Congress an appro priation for an additional pool at the bathing beach. The monthly report of Dr. Hudson, made public today, demonstrates the popularity of the Institution. The num ber of patrons during the month of July xvu.4 24,006, a larpe percentage of whom were women. The warm weath er hng Increased the attendance, which during the last few days haB reached the 1,000 mark. Dr. Hudson's recommendation Is re garded with favor by the Commission ers and tho Item probably will be in cluded in the estimates. It 4s expected by Superintendent Hudson that the at tendance this year will exceed all pre vious records. Owing to the fact that no money .was available for mainten ance, by reason' of delay in the pas sage of the District appropriation bill, the beach was not opened until July 1. Since that date the pools have been crowded daily, the attendance on some days being as high as 1,600. The total number of patrons at the beach during the season of 1911 was 63,337, an increase over the preceding year of 14,000. At this rate of Increase, It Ib declared by Dr. Hudson, the beach next vear will not be able to meet th demands made upon it unless additional facilities are provided. One of the most difficult problems in connection with the beach, it Is stated by Superintendent Hudson, Is the allot ment of hours for women, who at pres ent are permitted the use of the pools Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7 to 10 a. m. and Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6 o'clock. "Not until provision is made whereby women can have the exclusive use of a pool at all times will the situation be improved," said Dr. Hudson. The number of women and girls who visited the beach during July was 2.SM. A, B or C Width SHOE 1 .00 same as though you paid and Patent Leather $1.85 Branch Store 813 Penna. Ave. . n i V ERLEBACHER'S