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Rain or Snow To
night or Thursday.
SmMBER 7709.
Prospect That illumination Con
Tract Will Go Outside
Arouses Organizations,
Colonel Allen Believes District
Guard-Can Get Funds to
""Enter Parade.
Taft Signs Bill for
Special Police for
Inauguration Week
President Taft today signed the
kill appropriating $28,000 for
extraordinary police protection
daring Inaugural week. The
first actire preparations for the
Inaagoratlon of his successor
were Tlslfile to the President
today, long. piles of Iuaiber, to
be coDTerted Into spectators'
staads, lining the Avenue In
front of the "White House.
Washington union labor Is pro
pared to put up a stiff fight against
awarding lliumlnatlpn work for in-anguration-to
non-union contractors.
Inaugural headquarters announced
this afternoon that .there Is.a pros
pect that the contract will go to a
son-union t:man. Chairman W. F.
Guderof the Illumination committee,
'declared this afternoon that he has
'done nothing about awarding the
-contract and knows nothing about
what kind of contractor will get It
, A delegation of union men has
called on. Mr- Gude, however, to find
out who is in charge of specifications
and -letting contracts.
Bids To Be Asked.
"Did they feci that the work was
going: to a non-union concern?" Mr.
Gcde was asked.
I presume so,' he answered.
DId they say so?" he was asked.
"J don't recall." replied Mr. Gude.
Bids' will be asked soon. Mr. Gude
admitted, but he said there was noth
ing yet to Indicate whether the work
would be union or non-union.
The reviewing stands contract on
the other hand Is awarded with the
understanding- that union men obtain
the work of construction. William ri.
Riley, who holds the concession, and
John P. Colpoys, secretary of the C.
I. U.. and vice chairman or the re
viewing stands committee, have ar
ranged to provide for union carpent
ers In constructing the stands. James
Parsons, the contractor who will erect
the Lafayette rquare stands, also will
use union labor.
Colpoys To Fight
Mr. Colpoys. as a member of the
Inaugural committee, interested In
organized labor. Is likely to put up a
strenuous fight against any proposi
tion to award the illuminations con
tract to a non-union shop.
Inaugural headquarters announced
that union men are strongly opposed
to allowing non-union or out-of-town
men work on the Illuminations contract.
It is hopyd, however, to reach a satis
factory adjustment of the present dlftl
culty. On the surface, there appears
to be two factions in the committee, one
favorable to unions and the other to
non-union contractors.
The union element, however. Is ap
parently predominant, and If Gude ap-
Pelth:- ".?;U"Ln ?.ri"c,e. h ' "?.
to ireet with the strongest opposition
from his colleagues on the Inaugural
committee. 'Politicians on the comm't
c undoubtedly will not take the chance
of Incurring union labor's displeasure
In connecion with the inauguration of
a Democratic President.
The Hageretown Almanac, known as
one of thp surest weather predlclers,
drclares that inauguration icek will be
clear and cold to start, and that in
auguration day will be windy and proo
ohly ovcrcaf-t, but without snow.
"Women Wot To March.
Dictatorial .methods on the part of
suffragettes have blasted their chances
of being Invited to participate In the
inaugural parade.
Ho declared an inaugural comm'ttee
leader .today. The civic organizations'
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Rain or snow tonight or Thursday; I
ittle change In temperature.
little change In temperature.
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2noon 3S I i: noon -5 1
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High tide. 1:19 a. m. and 1:3 p.
low tide, 7:13 a. m. and 3:31 p. m.
Sun rises.
":U I Sunsets 5:25
Yesterday's Circulation, 45,690
Georgetown Light Company
Seeks Freedom From Wash
ington Concern.
Action Prays for Release of
Stock Alleged to Be Held
by Capitalists.
A, suit' to wrest the alleged control
of the Georgetown Gas Light Com
pany from the Washington Gas Light
Company and to cancel the owner
ship of 3,530 shares of stock of the
Georgetown concern now held by the
other corporation was filed in the
District Supreme Court today by
Attorney "William G. Johnson, coun
sel for the smaller company.
The petition asks that the Wash
ington Gas Light Company be ad
judged incompetent in law to be a
shareholder in the plaintiff corpo
ration and disentitled to nave or
exercise any fights of a shareholder.
Fights On Dividend.
The court is also asked to decree
that the defendant corporation Is not
entitled to any-part of the fund set
apart as a dividend on July 11. la 1 2,
by the board of directors of the
Georgetown company. '
Another prayer seeks to. have the
court "declare -null 'arid"vo!d the -cer-
I tlflcate TCol32 Issued, October J.,iaQ7, 1
hy- the oiacers-Di the plain tin coin-
panyrj cexPO'ing ,thatjthr- -Washington
-uas Xtght CompnnyiJs the ,'ojwvC
(r'ot 2.530 shares of capital sleek.
ana that the certificate be delivered
to the plaintiff and cancelled.
In, 'conclusion the plaintiff asks the.
xouft to give Instructions a to the
disposition by the plaintiff of the un
distributed dividend on hand and the
3,530 shares now claimed by the
Washington Gas Light Company.
Named Co.Defendant.
The American Security and Trust
Company is named as a co-defendant
because the institution has in Its pos
session the shares In dispute under a
deed of trust executed November 1.
1S10. covering the property rights of
the Washington uas Light company.
The plaintiff sets forth that it is In
fromed and believes and therefore
charges that the Wahhlngton Company,
being desirous to obtain control of the
Georgetown Company, or In before the
year 1SS5. secretly Instructed certain per
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
Society Woman Holds Lantern
While Workmen Cut Down
Tree Which Obstructed View.
While three policemen stood on the
other side of the street, vainly pro
testing, but unwilling to Interpose
physical objection, and while Mrs.
John B. Henderson. Washington so
ciety woman and owner of the famous
Henderson castle, stood near ly with
lantern in hand, two laborers from
the Henderson estate last night with
a cross-cut saw made quick work of
SUtSfnth VeeVU 'Florida avenue"
razing a near-dead sycamore tree at
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X lie BJ vcsi.iui c, ntiii.li, ai.i.uiuilg UJ
Mrs. Henderson, has been slowlv hut
surely dying for the last live years, ob
structed her view of Sixteenth strtet
the "Avenue of the Prebldents," an.i
was an eyesore to that wide thorough
fare. What the Superintendent of Trees and
Parkings, the police of the Kighth pre
cinct, and the Police Department In
general are going to do about It n
inalns to be fcten. Mr. Hendeibon sats
that ordinarily an ln.llvldu.il bhuukiii't
be permitted to chop trees on pubiv
reservatlons. In this instance, how
ever, she believes that she wag justified
in her act.
At Police Headquarters nothing would
be said about Mrs. Henderson's unusual
procedure this afternoon. fVii Tn....
H. Lanham, superintendent of trees and
"For several months I have a&kod the
superintendent or trees and parkins
to look after the sycamore In question "
Mr. Henderson said this afternnm.
"They have paid but little attention to
tn' request. Last night, with two of
7 laborers I wwjt to the street corner
10 ciear ruoDisn leri on the sidewalks
1 "While there I determined to finish the
.whole Job. I ordered the free Hdwoil
..'down, and my Instructions were fol-
i "I maintain that I know as much
about trees and landscape gardening as
! i"r iree Bupciiiunucni K oilicc Uruln
I would opnopc anv course bv ah
Individual sucii as 1 pursued. Tako nnc
j look ut the ground surroundings th
vjaDiir. uitu "u iii una tjiai i Know
something alMiut this work. The treo
vap nearly dead, and when it ciabhcd
to the ground, most of its branches
cracked and broke."
Mrs. Henderson says she Is willing lo
'stand the consequences of her act.
Wat Ifajefttngtott
Congressman Sherwood Derides
Lincoln Building on Floor
of House.
Unlimited Debate Is Probable on
Question of Appropriating
$2,000,000 Fund.
Deriding the sculptured stoiie and
statuary in the Natlonal'.Capltol and
denouncing it as un-American be
cause It betrays the Influence of
Greek and Roman art. Congressman
Isaac Sherwood" of Ohio made a vit
riolic speech In the House today
against the proposed "Greek Temple"
memorial to Abraham Lincoln' rec
ommended by the Fine Arts Com
mission and supported by President'
From the Indian figure surmount
ing the dome of the Capitol to the
equestrian statue of General Jackson
in Lafayette Park, no bit of sculp
ture escaped his scathing arraign
ment Unlimited Debate Probable.
Debate on the Lincoln Memorial,
which has been postponed from day to
day, began shortly after the reading
U1UIC JWU(Jiai.illo.UlCIUVUJt Wtlll VU
gressman .Evans of Illinois moved that
rtf 41ia fhiitial 4 l-i la ntitnnin vi.VaAo "jr
the bill .carrying an appropriation- of
J2.OCO.ooo. fbfe aken. up and that,'after
four' hours' debate, the' previous ques
tion be ordered. Congressman: JJoober.
trf-Mlssouri objected to this and there
tiaj an Immediate prospect of unlimit
ed debate. i
Congressman Samuel McCall of Mas
sachusetts first addressed himself to the
bill, making a scholarly speech in favor
of the plan proposed by the Fine Arts
Commission. He called attention to the
fact that, though the avenues and build
ings of Washington are peopled with
memorial statues or tne great men of
the nation, there Is yet no statue or
memorial -of Lincoln, commensurate
with the part he has played In Amer
ican history.
Immediately after Congressman Mc
Call had concluded his thirty-minute
address in favor of the plan, which, if
adopted, will place in Potomac Park a
Greek temple memorial. Congressman
Sherwood rose in opposition.
After statlnc that Lincoln's peculiar
Americanism demanded that a truly J
American memorial be erected, he took
un one by one the memorials to great
men erected In Washington. A special
subject of sarcastic comment was the
uncompleted Grant memorial, which
he called "a monstrosity," "a misfit In
marble." and "a cruel and painful
A highway from Washington to Gettys
burg, terminating at the spot wherein
Abraham delivered his famous address,
was favored by Conwressman Sherwood,
as against the Greek temple plan.
Congressman Borland of Missouri also
opposed the Fire Arts Commission plan,
favored a highway from the Capital to
Opposes Temple Plan.
Following the speech of Congressman
Borland In favor of a national highway
memorial. Congressman Stephens of
Texas ottered an amendment to dis
approve the "Greek temple" plan, and
to Instruct the Fine Arts Commission
to prepare plans and collect data for
a national memorial hall to be erected
in Washington.
Following the introduction of his
amendment with an extended speech,
Mr Stephens said that he thought
neither the "Greek temple" nor the
Gettsburg highway were adequate or
suitable memorial projects.
One Killed, Another Dying, and
Eleven Missing After Clash
in Mill Strike.
PITTSBURGH. Pa., Jan. 29. With
one man dead, one believed to be dy
ing, a score Injured, and three dctec-
nd the police chief missing, fol-
Ing a wile mill strike riot at Ran-
k'n last night, further trouble was ex
pected todnj, and extraord'nary pre
tautlo'i was taken against another out-
j break. ,
aevorni t-pccui oincers engugeu in
the tUht arc also said to be missing,
and ji invi atlgation lias been ordered
to determine whether they were in
jured. The light resulted fiom the appear
ance of several special police before
the hall where the strikers were hold
ing a meeting. The mill men resented
the Interference.
Chief of Police Walter Barnct hud
ajked that the special police retire
from about the mills, where they had
been Mopping all comers, and when
they appeared ut the strikers' meeting
the light followed.
George Komlnsko, a rallioad employe,
was killed by a stray bullet, Filtz
Beck Is dvlnc from two bullet wounds
in the head, and a score of others
were Injured, Including four women and
a baby.
Confesses He Asked First Na
tional for Cash After Nam
ing Appraisers.
Has No Authority to Protect
Stockholders of Companies,
He Declares.
George W. Ingham, Superintendent
ent of Insurance, took tbe stand to
day before the House insurance in
vestigating committee and the hear
ing was enlivened by the cross-
examination which followed Ing-'
hams admission that the First
National- Fire Insurance Company
had paid his expenses 'when be went
to Montgomery to ascertain why a
bar had been raised against the
company there.
Congressmen Redfleld and Prouty
doubted the propriety, of such trips,
whereas Mr. Ingham said it was
customary in the' Insurance "office to
have the companies pay-.for outside
expenses incident to. their examina
tion. . :'$
Check and Cash.
Mr. Ingham declared he had taken
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the mnty In the form of one $50 check
and the balance, In,cah fromjruttle, of
the company, because that had', been -the
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customer nis oincatn regard to-cxi
penses Incurred In outside- -Investigations
of local insurance companies. The
check "he received was dated October
21, and the cash was given some days
Under a grueling .cross-examination
by Congressmen Redfleld and-Prouty,
Mr. Ingham elaborated on his flat state
ment that he was entitled to be re
imbursed for such trips from the com
panies themselves. Congressman Prouty
caused the Insurance superintendent to
admit that he had asked Mr. Tuttle for fourth army corps, soldiers of the mur
cash live days after he appointed ap- ered Nazlm Pasha, who were said to
pralsers for the Southern building. xKV-
"I did not make any arrangemen with 1 "Smcm. p Kiamil rasha gov-
Mr. Tuttle about mv trip before I i ThP first news of the reported mlll-
went. ' said Mr. tngnam. "i explained
J about it to him upon my return, and he
agreed to pay my expenses. They
amounted to 799.60, as my personal
memorandum shows, so that I owe the
company about to cents."
For Columbia Woodmen.
Mr. Ingham went to Atlanta. Ga., to
Investigate the Columbia Woodmen, he
declared, and from there went to Mont- i
gomery. Ala., to determine why the I
First National had not been licensed
there. He was asked If It was his cus- '
torn to make trips of this sort without I
it was.
"Suppose some company would refuse
to pay your expenses?"
"They wouldn't do that." replied Mr.
There was a near approach to a clash
between Congressman Redfleld and the
uitncfcs. when a vouches was produced
which apparently showed that Mr. Ing
ham had charged the expense of his
trip to Atlanta, to the First Nation?)
company. A clerical error had been
inado, said the Insurance superintend
ent. Consider Ethics.
The clhlcs of allowing the bills of ap
praisers to be paid by tlm companies
and owners of buildings they appraise
was also touched upon In the heating.
-Mr. Ingham said it was customary, and
In the case In question. Involving the
Southern building, did not approve ths
appraisers' bills before they were paid
by the company.
In the course of a cross examination
as to what method of procedure he
took against companies which he
thought were extravagant in adminis
tration, or paid officers salurles thai
were too high. Mr. Ingham pointed out
the fact that his province lay In pio
tcctins th- Intercuts of policy holders
and not of stockiioldcr.
"As lo lumpunlcs which send mislead
ing, or apparent! misleading literature
tl.roi.Kh the mulls in the effort to gain
Mock fcubrcrlptlons, my only recourse Is
to refei the matter lo postofflce In-
spcctois," suiil the superintendent.
Prosecuted Two.
He had done that In two cases, ho
said, that of the First National Fire In
surance Company, und of the National
Ii curaitfo Company of Delaware, whlci
lias offices here, and In which, he said,
R. Golden Donaldson, Wade Ellis, und
others have stock. lie gave certain
pamphlets they distributed to Postal In
spector Sharp with the request that
"they look them over.''
He did not furnish them with any
opinion or comment as to whether he
regarded the companies were guilty of
mlsreprebentatlon In the circulars or
not, he said.
Go To Mardi Gras
New Orleans, Pensacola, Mobile. Great
ly reduced fares. Southern Railway of-
ffrM xnlpmlM rrv!rr ?nniiilt A ,..-
706 15th St. and 905 F St. N. W.-Advt
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District Insurance Chief Quizzed
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Photo, by Edraoniton.
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SoWiers of Slaiazimr Pasha
v IdportttfBeMovinfl
jn Capital for-Revenge.
It was seml-orriclally stated that Tur
key's nnsw'er to the powers was being
drafted, lt'belng a flat refusal to give up
Adrlanople and the Aegean islands, the
Young Turks today were anxiously
awaiting the predicted coming of the
tarv move on Constantinople came from.
Vienna, and Enver Bey scouted the
Idea. In un interview he declared that
he waa on the best of terms with the
military officers,
Notwithstanding that, there were per
sistent rumors that the Nazim Pasha J
troops were marching on tne capital,
and further disorders were expected.
Ultimatum Sent to
Turks by Allies Is
, . Considered Bluff
LONDON. Jan. 29. The Balkan peace
delegates today formally served on the
Turkish envoys, the Joint note declaring
that the Balkan allies would terminate
the armistice Immediately and resume
the mad unless- Turkev made some conciliator-
move forthwith.
StoJan Navnkovltch, the Servian, .de
livered the note to Rechld Pasha,
chief of the Ottoman plenipotentiaries
at the Carlton.
It was assured that the Turks would
ak time to consult with ponstaiitl
nople Diplomats regarded the whole per
formance of the Balkan envoys as a
game of bluff, as well as the stole reti
cence of the Turks. None of the belli
gerents can afford to go to war again
and th ambassadors arc confident that
both Turks and Balkan states are try
ing to kill as much time as possible, i
i opirc that tne powers will intervene i
a dispatch from Constantinople said
be delivered lo the Auatria-Hunsnrlan I
umbtiBHadOi- there tonight or tomorrow I
and tlmtMt would propose an entirely J
new uuaiajiur neHuiiaiiuiia.
Greek 'Army Attacks
Bisani Fortifications,
Exploding Magazine
ATHENS. Jan 29. Anticipating the
rupture of the armistice, " the Greek
army, under the personal command of
Crown Prince Constantlne. attacked the
Blsniil fortifications, near Jaulna, all day
yesterday, blow-lug up a powder maga
Clne. and killing many Turkish soldiers.
News of the battle reached here today.
The fighting lasted from early morning
until midnight.
District Committee to
Hear Labor Bill Argument
Senator Gnlllnger. chairman of the
Senate District Committee, announced
today therj would, be a hearing by tho
committee 'Friday on the La Follette
bill to regulate the hours for women
and cnlld labor in the Dlbtrlet.
Dr. A. J. SicKclway and other advo
cates of tlif bill will be heard.
Opinion expressed In committee c r
cles Is that tho bill will recWve a fav
orable report. Indications arc favor
able to Its being passed by the Senate.
tr iJYF f itW"pfi!iS J? ,"1S5K?IR,Sir?EiW5Wi5-!Sl IHIBi
29, 19.18.
ettamWorlc ofNeW'Jersey
. Legislators. v - f
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 29. Another
flat declaration of sympathy for pro
gressives and progressive principles
irrespective ot party has been made
by President-elect Wilson, and Is the
subject of Interested comment today
among the members of the New Jersey,
senate with whom Governor Wilson
dined .at Atlajitic City last night.
It was learned today that in his
speech before the State- senators, the
President-elect again paid a -high
tribute to United States Senator La
Follette of Wisconsin, whom he fre
quently complimented In his speeches
during tne campaign.
"Senator La Follette is strong be
cause ho studies every- angle of every
question." said Governor Wilson when
he and the senators started to tell
their real names behind doled doors
at the Atlantic City hotel.
"When ho gots up to spak ho
Isnc-.vs what he Is talking about.
When he has finished speaking, it is
difficult for a man to vote against
him and give any convincing reason
for doing so. because La Follette has
presented the case from the stand
point of the man who knows. The
only way a man can Justify voting
against La Follette Is to know moro
about the subject than La Follette
Governor Wilson's tribute to La Fol
lette was given during a talk on New
Jersey's "seven sisters." as the President-elect
call? the anti-trust blUs.
Saying farewell to New Jcrs-y, Gov
ernor Wilson remarked-
'I am sorrv to go. I have hail to lilt
a tew npaas since I have been gov'
ernor. but, in no caso wps it. the head
I was after.
out me prmcipio benina
the head.
Thirty Women Go to Jail Rather
Than Pay Fines Declare
They Will Starve.
LONDON. . Jan. .29.,-Thirrv dptlant
suffragettes, disheveled after a night In j
trlson, were arraigned in the Bow street
police court today. They were taken
up in last nlghtls demonstrations in
Parliament Square, and were charged
with window-smashing and traffic ob
struction. They ere sent to Jail for
two wveks, .
"Gen." Flora Drummond and Miss
Sylvia Pankhurst were not among the
thirty. They were arrested when a
band of militants attneked the office
of David Lloyd-George, chancellor ot
tho exchequer, but managed to obtain
bail release.
Friends of the arrested women, con
fident that they would choose prison
rather than pay lines, brought them
grips and suit cases filled with cloth
ing and toilet accessories, boxes of
books, and papers, wraps and steamer
rugs. The corridors or Bow street
court looked llko a railway platform
on excuri-lon day.
Mrs. Drummond. who with Miss Pank
hurst led the raid on the oftlce'of Chati
ccllor Lloyd-George, today was sent to
Jail for fourteen days. She was offered
the alternative of a $10 fine but scorn
fully refused to 'pay tribute to a man
made government."
"The "general" demanded that sho
he treated us a political prisoner. When
nrralsned for disorderly conduct and
destruction of property, she declared
?he wou!d go on a hunger strike, even
If she starved to death.
Sbcteen Pages.
Long-Sought Asphalt Plant, Not tt ExcM
$90,000,1$ Authorized by ,CoiittH, ird
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Appropriation for Reclamatitn tf Ana
costia Flats Allowed.
Barring the incisions of the Democratic pruning knife,
the District appropriation bill for the fiscal year 4914'was
reported to the House today.
-The bill carries a total of 11,221,964, which-is hf
elusive of the appropriations for the water department.
j payable out of the revenues pf that department, and -of
, other appropriations payable out of District revenues. This
amount is a cut of $1,652,333.60 in the estimates, but is
approximately $551,000 more than the amount carried in
the bill for the present fiscal year.
Exclusive of the amount for the water department,
the bill appropriates $11,095,379. , - "
. The House Appropriations Committee has shown lib-
eraljty, towrd.the parking system ofcthevcity; butihasifofe J
Major Sylvester Compares Acre
age of Washington Territory
to Other Cities.
By comparisons with other cities, the
need of additional police protection In
the District Is brought forcibly to the
attention of Congress by Major' Richard
Sylvester, Superintendent of Police, In
his annual report, made public today.
In support of his recommendations, at
tention Is Invited to the hearings on the
District appropriation bill before tho
subcommittee of the House District
Committee, "at which the Commissioners
presented a plea for additional men.
The police Jurisdiction of the District
has an area of 69.7 square miles. The
territory Includes, aside from the cities
of Washington and Georgetown, sixty
odd villages and towns, each of which,
according to Major Sylvester, would
have Its constable or police officer, were
It located In any other State or Terri
tory. With the number of men avail
able, tho District Is guarded by a day
light patrol force of about one hundred
and a night force of about double that
Shows Acreage.
"Considered from an acreage stand
ard by way of comparison," says the
report, "th'e District of Columbia em
braces Jt.S.'O acres; St. Louis, 37,275
acres: Pittsourg. i&x acres; cieveiann,
25,371 acres; Detroit. 22.976 acres; Mil
waukee. 14.0S1 acres, and Baltimore.
! 19.230 acres.
' "On the principle that those contribut
ing to Government support and resid-
i (Continued on Fourth Page.)
Condemns His Son in Answer to i
Those Who Would Foreclose
j civil service emplove In the Unttti
vnv vrmic Jan 29 "Willi there U States. He Is the only surviving mem
... . .i ' I?.', .' ,... t !J. -'? ! ber of the class of 1842 at Yale.
111C 111 HIV W v" "UWJi aiwii uuh j
allow any one to evict me from
home." was the message sent bS' Gen.
Daniel E. Sickles today to those who
came to the Fifth avenue mansion to
find out what the hard beset old veteran
intended to do to prevent the foreclosure
of mortgages threatened on his home.
Stanton Sickles, the general's son. had
told reporters that within a dav or two
the general would be evlctod. The gen
eral. In answer to this, heeped several
harsh accusations upon the) head of his
onlv son.
The general said he had been unable
as yet to do anything about collecting
the $23,100 to cover the shortage In the
fundg of the State monument commis
sion, but was hopeful that the money
would be raised soon.
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ana'ft'tfcttTespect tie Ell te-Mwji
nwre'lUwfai tJun Matt reportM ic.
the-Houie It-year,w!ien, oaly ot
Increase -of salary wag recomraeniea
Biggest Recommendations.
At 'at glance, the bill carries the' for
lowing Important .appropriations and'
For Plney Branch" valley highway,
$46,000 'as requested by tbe Commis
sioners. For grading and Improving Klingk
road, m.000. the amount estimated.
For small park, areas, 115.060. Instead
of the JrO.000 asked.
For reclamation of the Anacostla flau
and improvement ot the river. .$100,060,
as estimated.
The long-sought establishment of a
municipal asphalt plant to cost not ex
ceeding $90,000 is authorized.
The estimates of the Fire and Folic
Departments were badly cut. There arj
no Increases authorised In the yolic.
force and of the SIS salaried recom
mended, the Police Department gets bu
There Is a reduction ot two- In tb
salary list of the Fire Department.
A total of $26,273 is appropriated fv
playgrounds. This amount is payablt
entirely from District revenue;
Sewer Appropriation Cut.
The estimates for suourban sewers
were cut In half and but U30.CO0 Is al
lowed. The committee turned defwn th
estimate of $110,000 for the Bennlng road
iaduct and bridge and there Is a cut .
all along the line. In the estimates fur
street and road Improvements.
The committee likewise rejected the
suggestion of the Commissioners that
shelters should bs erected around the
produce market, and the farmers win
continue to get along with the present
inadequate facilities.
A lump sum appropriation of J30.00J
for the purchase of supplies, materials,
and equipment for the District govern
ment and the proposal to house a larg.
stock In a municipal warehouse was m.
favored by the committee.
The Board of Education and the Com
mlssloners asked for $770,000 for scImxk
buildings and grounds. The committee
allows only $o&.0C0.
The bill hands the District a Jolt Ii.
d'ovidlng that there shall be nald to ttir
I Federal Government out of the Dlstrlei
te.eiiuus Hie sum ci ii?,o.ui utwie
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
Oldest in Service;
Felicitated by Taft
President Taft sent a letter of fe-
jllcttation today to Augustus Smith
1728 Euclid street, who Is celebrating,
his ninety-seventh birthday.
Mr. Smith Is still nossessed of his
faculties and attends to his business.
I Mr.' Smith claims to be the oldest
Senate met at noon.
Fight over confirmations checked tt
failure of Republicans to get' exect
tive sosblon.
Hearing on La Follette bill to rcgulat
hours ot ehlld and woman labor
District, will be given by DIstrie
Committer Friday.
Senator Jones introduces amendmes.
to recognise right of State of Connecti
cut to control water power in Coi
necticut river dam case.
Authority of .Clapp committee extendi",
over recent pre-electlan campaign.
Lever agricultural bill taken up. '
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