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3ffT-sr-iggi '-f- "v" " J"-J-" vv --p- - -A 3?wJw-aBig-y)tgt,f,L- t-r;. .friae- f--S4l -t- r - roix ftxavci ax, WEATHER FORECAST: Rain this afternoon and tonight. Full Report Page 2. Final Edition Ww Yeifc KUM IOJMBEK 7782. Yesterday's Circulation, 49,599 WASHHSTGTOX, SATUHDAY EVEXING, APRIL 12, 1913. Sixteen Pages PBICE ONE CENT . 4 'i,, x NTERC1TY BY RUTH, OF FOR THE SECOND Times-News Marathon Run in Downpour of Rain Which Flooded Roads and Made a Change in the Course Necessary Bladensburg Road Was Three Feet Under Water. . OFFICIALS WERE STALLED AND START OF RACE WAS DELAYED AN HOUR The Washington Tunes-Baltimore News Intercity Marathon from Laurel, MA, to the Munsey building in Washington was won by Frank Ruth, of Baltimore, in two hours and ten minutes. The next men to finish were in the following order: Bolac, of Washington, 2:10:20; Hite shew, of Baltimore, 2 :10 :30. This is the second Marathon won by Ruth and die margin of ten seconds is the closest finish in the history of the event. The' team trophy was won by the Baltimore Cross country Club. START OF RACE AND HOW IT PROGRESSED. The start of the marathon was made In front or the Laurel Hotel, Laurel. Md., at 11:20 this morning In a down pour of rain which promised road con ditions more difficult than any under which previous contests had been run. So forbidding- were these conditions that Elphlnstone, of Baltimore, one of the best known distance runners In the South, who has been a contestant in every one of the -intercity marathons, decided not to start, and Holden and Kelly, two other entries from Baltimore, withdrew .from the race. Seventy men, however, braved the conditions' and got away when the start ing signal was given by J. J. Gallagher, of Georgetown University. The delay In the start of the race was occasioned by the impassablrconrtItlon of the roads at Bladensburg, where a stream swollen by the rains of the past few days had flood ed the road to a depth of three or four feet which made it Impassable for both pedestrians and automobiles. The "Washington officials of the race were obliged to turn bacK from Bladens burg and go around by Brookland In order to reach Laurel and at the same time it was necessary to change the course of the run bo as to avoid the flooded section, and orders were given for the runners to detour from the regular course at Hyattsvllle, taking the 1 Ram's Horn Inn road to Brookland, through Brookland, down Lincoln ave nue to North Capitol street, and at North Capitol and D streets resuming the regular course Into "Washington. Beltsville Is Reached. Despite the weather conditions the men started out at about a twelve-mile-an-hour pace and at 11:31 reached Belts ville with Hiteshew. of Baltimore, In the lead, about 300 yards ahead of Mc Kenna. laso of Baltimore, and the sec oaa man about 100 yards in the lead of Ruth, of Baltimore, who was in third place. The men immediately following the three leaders were in order as fol lows: Baer, Baltimore; Gallagher. Washington; Schofield. Washington: Bolac, Washington; Williams, Balti more; Healy, Baltimore; Miller, Wash ington; Callan. Washington; Stem, Baltimore; Elchorn, Baltimore; Hol land. Washington. There --.ere, therefore. In the first four teen men to pass trie first checking sta tion, nine Baltimore men and five Wash ington contestants. Between Beltsville and Riverdale Ruth began to show form and gained about a quarter of a mile on the two men who had been running ahead of him, passing McKenna, and getting well up to Hiteshew. McKenna continued to run among the first three, Baer still stayed In the fourth place. Gallagher, who had been running fifth dropped back to eighth, and Schofield moved up into his place. Williams had moved up to sixth place. Bolac still stayed at seventh, and Healy and Miller were still running ninth and tenth. The leading Washington men, Schofield, and Bolac, were not at this point In the race making any attempt to overhaul the leaders. Positions of Runners. The men ran in this same order until the Rams Horn Inn was reached when McKenna dropped back to fourth place, Bolac moved up to third position, and it was in this order that they rtn from there to North Capitol street and Flor ida avenue, which point the tnen passed In the following order: Hiteshew, first; Ruth, second; Bolac, third, and Mc Kenna, fourth. The men following the four leaders were spread out over a long distance with none of them threatening to be contestant for first place. These four leaders ran well bunched from North Capitol and Florida, avenue to Peace Monument, where Hiteshew began to show the effects of his pace and slowed down. Ruth challenging him there, and -passing him at Seventh street and the Avenue. Bolac began his print at Peace Monument, and overhauled Hiteshew RACE WON BALTIMORE, at the Postoffice, and lead him to the tape by about fifty yards. The order of finish for those who had crossed the tape up to the hour of go ing to pres was: 1-Frank A. Ruth, B. C. C. C... 2:10-0) 2-Jolin D. Bolac. C. 1 2:10-50 3 Louis R. Hiteshew. B. T. M. C A 3:10-39 4 D. M. Vealy, C. 1 2:lC:li 61. McKenna, IdleWood Klub....2.r3:lS 8 P. J. Gallagher, CI 2:iO:S3 7 J. A. Forrest. Athenian R. ..2:21:37 8 E. H. Royall, B. E. C. C. 2-23:32 S-G. A. Miller. Athenian R. C....2:25:14 10-G. W. Holland, Wash. A. 2-25:32 11 D. 8chenner, B. C. C. C, 2:28:14. 12 F. Arutz. B. C. C. C, 2:31:17. 13 Robert Myers, B. C. C. C. 2:31:28. 14 D. K. Younger. B. a C. C. 2:31:55. 15-R. Gleaser. C. Y. M. C. A.. 2:32:32. IS M. Lynch, Carroll Institute, 2:32:33. Automobiles Donated For Use of Officials In the Big Marathon Four automobiles loaded with officials of the marathon race left Washington this morning for Laurel. The Judges' car Is a seven-passenger Warren car, furnished by W. P. Barnhart & Co.. and driven by Paul Barnhart- A Stu debaker touring car, donated by the Studebaker Corporation of America, through Its Washington branch man ager, E. B. Habersham, will be the referee's car, while a BuicK touring car, furnished by the Buick Motor Company, through Manager Robert H. Martin, will carry members of The Times staff. A Pullman car, donated by the Hender-son-Rowe Auto Company, will be used by race officials from Baltimore. First Fine Imposed On Traffic Violator The first violation of that section of the new traffic regulations providing that drivers and operators of vehicles must make the way clear for pedes trians at street crossings was passed on In the District brancn of the Police Court today, when Marcello Whitney was find (5 for blocking the crossing at Tenth street and Loulslan avenue v.-lth his automobile. Whitney pleaded Igno rance of the law, and did not contest the case. Trains Carry Cairo's Refugees Back Home CAIRO, III., April 12. Every Incom ing train today was crowded with per sons returning home. Business was re sumed at noon today. The local board of health has started the work of clean ing up Cairo. The Ohio continues to fall slowly, marking 54.1 feet today, a fall of two-tenths during the night. Lieut. S. P. Bucker was today ordered to follow the flood waters down the Mis sissippi with the Government boat King., He will report first at Hickman, Ky.,i then prbceed to Memphis. Boston Phone Strike i Is Threatened Again! BOSTON, Mass., April 12. The tele- i phone war is on again. Although offl- ' clals of the telephone operators union i today declared that no strike threat-1 ens at the present time, the action of the 2,200 girl operators yesterday in re jecting the bonus clunuse in the agree ment reached between their representa tives and representatives of the com pany and in accepting all but one of the ether terms under protest, means that. unless the company makes further con cessions, the girls will strike, III Serum Discoverer m - p v l Sbbbbbb "' i-tlv '"1bbbbbbbI IsaB J AiM-'-s bbbbbbbbbb bbbbbbb ifr bbbbbbbbbm BBBBBBB. &. W-W'- BBBBBBBBBBl bbbbbbs i .-5 v . bbbbbbbbbm bbbbBAAv v '";-" 'vLbbbbbb! bbbbVK? bbW"' x' .,. -Ta vti23KJttN9BBBBS Copyrlfht, 1911. American Press Association. ' DR. FRED. FRANZ FRIEDMANN, Berlin Doctor With Tuberculosis Core, Who Is To Be Guest of Gridiron Club Tonight. .F REACH HERE TODAY Expected to Be Guest of Capital Scientists' at the Cosmos Club. Dr. F. F. Friedmann, Berlin savant who is in the United States demonstrat ing a cure of tuberculosis, will be in Washington late this afternoon. Dr. Friedmann will probably go di rect to the -Cosmos Club where. he will bek the guest of several Washington scientists. He will be accompanied to this city. It Is understood, by Prof. Thomas, of Johns Hopkins University of Baltimore. Prof. Thomas has is sued cards to Washington scientists and medical men inviting them to meet Dr. Friedmann at the club this evenln. Dr. Friedmann is also expected to call upon Assistant Secretary of the. Treasury Allen to pav his respects. As sistant Secretary Allen has under his Jurisdiction the Public Health Service, which Is testing Dr. Friedmann's cure. He will also call at the Public Health Service, it Is said. Dr. Friedmann's program in Wash ington is being closely guarded. That the doctor will receive here the same cold treatment that has charac terized his visits in this country thus far is indicated in the attitude of Sur geon General Blue and Dr. Rucker of the Public Health Service. Neither intends to greet the doctor to day, nor do they plan to give out their report on Government tests of his turtle serum, the anti-tuberculosis remedy. Dr. Friedmann will have to vUlt them if he sees them at all. At the Public Health Service office today It was said that neither Dr. Rt;cker nor Dr. Blue had any official news of the German physician's coming and they did not Intend to greet him. At the Gridiron Club dinner tonight. Dr. Friedmann Is only a guest. He probably will not be called on for a speech, according to Secretary John S. Shrlver, who had charge of greeting him. In fact, several Gridiron Club mem bers today knew only that the doctor was expected in town to be a guest of the club but there was no official re ception committee to greet him on his arrival. Secretary Shrlver was at a Iobs to know where the doctor was, and he was forced to conduct a long search for him during the morning. Innformatlon shortly before noon Indi cated that the doctor had been delayed on his train. Reseratlons were made at the Shore ham for the physician. To Ask International Gold Dollar Agreement One of the features of the proposed currency legislation which will be con sidered by Congress Is the initiation of a movement for an international agreement for the purpose of prevent ing the depreciation of the gold dollar. Such action has been suggested by eminent economists. It Is widely held that the enormous Increase of the gold supply and consequent depreciation of the gold dollar Is the real cause of the high cost of living and high prices. Democratic leaders, especially Senator Owen, halrman of banking and cur rency, feeN that If the cost of living is to be reduced the gold situation must be taken Into account. Senator Owen planned a short trip for the benefit of his health but has given It up and Is getting ready o have his committee take up the cur rency reform question. Memorial to Butt In Arlington Plot A Celtic cross of stone "111 mark the lonely mound In Arlington Cemetery, designed as a grave for Major Archie Butt, but not used because the major lost his life In the Titanic disaster last year In his will. Major Butt, who was President Taft's aide, asked that his body rest In Arlington Cemetery. The ocean, however. Is his grave. Now the brothers. In respect to his wishes, will have the Celtic cross above the mound, selected by the major. It will be marked, "In memory of Major Archie Butt. Erected by his brothers." 1 TO SUGAR SCHEDULE III DIRE DANCER Wilson-Underwood Plan. Sorely Threatened by Democrats in House Caucus. "FREE LIST NOW" IS SLOGAN Radicals Draw First Blood by Voting Down Amendment of Louisiana Man. By THEODORE TILLER. The Wilson-Underwood rates of the sugar schedule are in imminent dan ger of overthrow at the hands of the Democratic caucus this afternoon At this hour, the House Democrats favor the immediate free listing of sugar Instead of the tariff bill pro posal of a 25 per cent reduction and free sugar after three years. The vote on the Hardwlck amend ment to put sugar on the free list Immediately will come before the caucus adjourns late today. When the caucus took recess at the lunch eon hour after a heated morning de bate, free sugar Democrats predicted that their slogan would be adopted by a majority of from ten to fifteen votes. Wilson's Hands Are Off. Although he dictated the rates of the sugar schedule. President Wilson is today In an attitude of hands off and has declined either to advocate or op pose the Hardwlck free sugar amend ment. The radical revisionists drew first blood this afternoon when they voted down the initial amendment offered by Congressman Broussard of Louisiana, who is fighting hard to retain a pro '(Continued on'Second Page!) ' STATE AT MANSION Curious Throngs Gather Near Residence, But Only Kin and Friends Are Admitted. NEW YORK. April 11-In a great bronze-colored casket almost hidden un der a pall of roses, the body of J. P. Morgan lay today In the library of his Madison avenue home, while squads of police patrolled the streets on all sides of the house dispersing groups of curious who gathered by the hundred in spite of the drizzling rain. Only the relatives and Intimate friends of the latp financier were ad mitted to the library. There were many of these and there was an almost In cessant stream of automobiles. The flowers In the library were all red roses and in addition to the wreaths and bouquets piled upon the casket great quantities were set In vases about the big room. At the head and foot of the coffin huge candelabras were set. They will be kept lighted until the casket is removed to St. George's Protestant Episcopal Church for the funeral serv ices Monday mornlgn. Johnston Again Offers His Sunday Rest Bill Senator Johnston of Alabama reintro duced in the Senate today his bill mak ing Sunday a day of rest In the Dis-t-lct. The bill was the subject if hear ings by the Senate Dlblrict Committee last ses3lon, but it failed of passage. Senator Galllnger Introduced a bill to Incorporate the National Christian Con gress of America in the District. Senator Smool reintroduced his bill providing for a lompletu icoignnlz.itlon of the printing business of the Gov ernment Senator Tillman Introduced again his proposed i.nriitlm.eiu to the rules, against smoking in the cloakrooms or on whore about the Senate chamber. Senator Stone, who finds the new monorail cars In the subway uncom fortable. Introduced a resolution direct ing the Rules Committee to find out who authorized the present sstcm. the cost of It, and whether some more econom ical and comfortable method of trans portation could not be found or the use of any such system abolished. Rain Stops Game. Owing to the rain, today's frame between the Yankees nnd the Climbers was postponed. Two doIMe.henders III be on the ciirdH during the next series here, beginning June 20. The Philadelphia Athletics open a three-gnme series here Monday at 3:30 o'clock. MORGAN'S BODY I WILSON ASSIGNS MA RS Army, Navy, and Department Places Are Filled by His Nominations. MOORE IS MADE COUNSELOR Florida Man Is Suggested as United States Judge in Federal District. President W41son sent a number of Important nominations to the Senate today, mostly those which have al ready been indicated from the White House In the past three weeks. In cluded among them are those of John Bassett Moore, professor of interna tional law, in Columbia University, New York, as counselor for the State Department, and Dudley Field Ma lone, of New York, as Third Assist ant Secretary of State. Col. Hugh L. Scott, of the Third Cavalry, is given a brigadier general ship; and Major George O. Squier, who has been promInent in the work of the aeronautic wing of the Signal Corps, is made a lieutenant colonel. New United States' Judge. Rhdon M. Call, of Florida, Is ap pointed United States Judge for the southern district of Florida, and J. I Camp Is made United States attorney tor we western district of Texas. Wil liam J. McDonald, of Texas, the famil iar "Bill" McDonald, and John H. Rogers are made United States max shals for the northern and western dis tricts of Texas. Charles Dudley Daly "Charley" Daly of football fame at both Harvard and West Point-is appointed first lieuten ant of field artillery, and a long-standing precedent la smashed In allowing .wm,u return to the army after he JrVilgned from-ltteFVbuanir WtaMl.ii -upon her .until her re-r-arerr lease. By order of Home Secretary Me The President let it be known today that he was deeply gratified that Mr. Malone has accepted the Third As sistant Secretaryship of State, as he regards him as one of that clasa of fine young men of ability upon whom the country must depend for Its future progress. Other appointments on the list followi (Continued on Third Page.) Inquiry Into Killing of Two U. S. Bluejackets Is Under way. Report Expected Soon. Bullets continue to fly across the American border at Xaco, despite the United States Government's warning to Mexico to use greater care In fighting. No more Americans, however, have been killed or wounded as the result of the battle still continuing between the rebel and federal troops. The latest advices today to the State Department Indicated that General OJeda, of the federals, repulsed the In surrectionist attack, killing twenty-five of tliu rebel. The probe into the killing of two American bluejackets at Guaymai Is under way today, and tho Navy Depart ment Is expecting a report before night. ino united states uovernment has taken no action in the case pending he recelnt of the rcnort. hut It Is thnneht that the least that will be asked will be ttle removal of the Guaymas police chief. wno m accused or Ktung the Americans. Inasmuch ns the United States men were unarmed, there fs a strong feeling here that far more force was used by the Mexicans than was necessary, no matter what may have been the provo cation on the part of Uncle Sam's boys. American Charge to Recognize China Recognition of the republic of China by the United States will be made by Charge d'Affalres K. T. Williams, of the American legation In Peking, whenever the government meets the conditions upon which the United States has agreed to base its recognition. Secretary of State Bryan said today that Williams had been advised of the conditions and that recognition of China would he automatic with their fulfill ment. The Chinese assembly, which meets today to complete the formal dedication of the Government nnd the selection of its administrative officers. It Is believed, will complete Its work within the next few days. No dispatches hud been received at the State Department today regarding the progress made by the assembly In perfecting the government. Wants Ordinary Stamps Used in Parcel Post Use of ordinary postage stamps on parcel post packages. Instead of the special service stamps. Is an amendment to the parcel post law urged by Con gressman Grlest of Pennsylvania. SHOTS FLY ACROSS MEXICAN BORDER POPE SUFFERS RELAPSE B AFTER OVEREXERTION; BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBK&iJ-' . -BBsl BM DOCTORS FEAR RESULT IHHEfifliiiyiay i " Copyright, UU, American Press Association. PS0F. JOHN BASSETT MOORE, Of Columbia University, Appointed to Important Position In State Department. Militant Leader of Suffragettes Taken to Hospital Suffering From Exhaustion. LONDON. April li Completely ex hausted from starvation and unable to stand, Mrs. Kmmeltne Pankhurst, mili tant suffragette leader, today was re leased from Holloway Jail after serv ing nine days of the three-year prison term Imposed upon her at Old Bailey by Justice Sir Charles Montague X,ush, for Instigating the bomb attack on the country home of Chancellor of the Ex chequer David Uoyd-George. Mrs. Pankhurst maintained a hunger strike from- the moment the Justice Kenna she was not forcibly fed. Miss Sylvia Pankhurst being; ill in a hospital from forcible feeding, and Miss Chrlstabel Pankhurst being an exile In Paris, Mrs. Pankhurst was re ceived at the Jail entrance by suffra gettes from W. S. P. U. headquarters and in an ambulance taken to a pri vate hospital. During the week and two days that Mrs. Pankhurst went without food she subsisted entirely on cold water and her vitality amazed the orison nhval- cians. She resisted all persuasion to rat nnd to the last moment of her con flnement. she kept up running nre of ntHtort comment and sarcasm when ever doctors or wardresses were with her. Is On "Ticket o' Leave." Mrs. Pankhurst's release from prison does not mean that she is a free wo man. She still Is technically a prisoner and Is 3t liberty under Hpme Secretary Reginald McKenna's latest "ticket o'leave plan." She must serve three actual years In prlpon, even If the pro cess consumes ttn years, unless In the meantime she be pardoned, her sen tente mommuted. or she dies. As soon as Mrs. Pankhurst recovers her health, the home secretary can order her back to prison without any court process, and keep her there until he sees fit to give her another chance to recuperate at liberty. If Mrs. Pankhurst is restored to health and remains In England, and is not pardoned, she will go back to Hol loway Jail in a short time. If she hun ger strikes again, she will again be let out en "ticket o'leave." Nothing un foreseen Intervening, this process will be repeated until Mrs. Pankhurst has served the. three-year sentence Imposed upon her for the Walton Heath explo sion. Battle of Wits. As a matter of fact tho Imprisonment of Mrs. Pankhurst has resolved Itself into a battle of wits between the mlll tnnt leaders and the Home Secretary. Mrs. Pankhurst Is determined to be a martyr and McKenna is Just as deter mined that she shall not be. Her friends assert thut Mrs. Pankhurst would wllt- singly die for the cause. McKcnna has J made up his mind that she shall not die on tne governments hands, nor suffer permanent Inroads on her ncalth. First Lieut. Lloyd Will Be Professor First Lieut. Sam Llojd. of tho Medi cal Itct-ervo Corps, has been appointed special professor of the Army Medical School. He Is ordered to report for duty April II, and at the close of the school year he will be relieved from any fur ther active duty. He will gle a special lecture course here. Major Curtis W. Otwell. of the Army Engineering Corps, Is relieved from duty with the Washington Barrackt and the First Battalion Engineers, and Is or dered to proceed to Fort Sam Houston, Tex., where ho will be chief engineer of ficer. He replaces Lieut. Col. Charles S. Rlche, of the Engineer Corps. Japs Protest Against California Realty Law TOKYO. April 11 Japan's clamor against California's proposed alien law prohibiting Japanese from holding realty today took an official turn, when the foreign minister cabled Instructions to Viscount Chlnda. Japanese ambassa dor at Washington, ordering him to maku formal protest against the meas ure at the State Department. The am bassador was told to tell Secretary Bryan that the proposed California law is a direct lolatlon of the treaty exist ing between this country and the United Statu. MS PANKHUT IS OUT OF PRISON Pontiff Worse From Bronchitis, and Influenzt. Physicians Alarmed When Summoned Hast ily to Sick Room in Vatican Find Hi Holiness Coughing Badly. ATTENDANT DISOWNS RESPONSIBILITY UNLESS PATIENT OBEYS HIS ORDERS ROME, April 12. Pope Pros X suffered a reUpM late this afternoom. ' Dn. Marchiafava and Amici, the papal physicians, aummoned hastily to the Pope's sick room in the Vatican, found the pontiff suffering from a severe attack of bron chitis and a recurrence of influenza. The doctors ssid that the Pope's condition was due to overexertion, caused by his' insistence on receiyinf bishops last night and this morning, in violation of their orders. In the weakened condition of his nervous system and heart, and in-view of his advanced age, the doctors feared the results of the coughing brought on by the bronchial r Prof. EttorejMarcfciafaTmchlef ofr.te JM1. pfeyjtielag, vp. M'fa- the, physicians' absence, that he roaadly scored them sad declared that he would no longer be professionally responsible for the Pope's life is the pontiff refused to obey orders. Absolute rest is what the doctors have prescribed for the Pope, aad Prof. Marchiafava said if the orders were disregarded again he would net answer for the consequences. The Pope's disinclination to eat and his refusal to obey orders gives his doctors grave concern. SENATE'S LUXURIOUS BATHS ARE CLOSED Streak of Economy Will Cause Members to Seek Other Places for Service. The Senate bathrooms are locked up. The showers, the plunges, the X-ray machines, the delicately upholstered couches, the masseurs, and other lux uries, for which Uncle Sam has long been p'aylng handsomely are no more, to far as the Senators are concerned. If a Senator wants a bath he has to get It t homr or hire a bath of the cemmen or gal den variety at the pre vailing prices. One of the solemn questions before the Democratic caucus some days ago had to do about the baths. In secret, behind tightly closed doors, the matter was debated. It was before the caucus Intermittently for several days. Finally It was decided that the Democratic party could not talk economy while Senators were bathing extravagantly nnd luxuriantly at public expense. So It was decided tne bathrooms should be closed. As a lesult, the magnificent marble establishment Is In disuse. The chief masseur and his aUndants are gone. it !s estimated the bathroom cost for operation and all something like JlO.OOo a vear. Several thousand dollars were na'd out to the field marshal of the masseurs and his subordinates. Besides, there was the cost of keeping up the establishment, a rather Indefinite sum, but still considerable. The nxt thing that may have to go U the Senate barber shop. It la under suspicion as an adjunct of the Democra tic economy program. it was not a Democrat, but h Renub- llcan who was really responsible for the downfall of the Senate bathroom. Sen ator Kcnyon of Iowa began the war on V last Congress and from time to time bombarded it. Fund for Boulder Bridge Available Until Used The appropriation of $20,000 for a boulder bridge across Rock creek on the line of Adams Mill road will be available until the bridge Is completed. Comptroller of the Treasury Tracewell made public a decision to this effect today. A question on the appropriation was raised when it became apparent that the bridge could not be completed before the end of the fiscal year, the taw providing that appropriations not used in the fiscal year relapse, except undtr cited circumatanct. LABOR DEPARTMENT WANTS OWN HOI New Cabinet Official Wishes His Offices Separate From Those of Commerce Head. The question of quarters for the new Department of Labor will be taken up fo-- conference this afternoon between Secretary Wilson. Secretary Redfleld and other officials of the Departments of Commerce and of Labor. Just before the close of his admin istration. Secretary NageU of the then Department of Commerce and Labor, closed a contract for the lease of tha new building under construction at Nineteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest, for the department. This building will be ready for occu pancy next fall. Secretary Wilson, of the new Depart ment of Labor, comprising several bu reaus of the old Department of Com merce and Labor. Is disposed to have I a separate establishment of his own. Consequently, a proposition nas been advanced to turn the new building over to the Department of Commerce and tn nuartpr thft nev Ttonartment of S Labor In the present structure In Four teenth street, occupied Jointly by the two departments. Such a plan will have to be approved bv Congress. It was planned to abandon the old building when the new one was ready, and. It the arrangement proposed is adopted. It will be necessary to secure an appropriation from Congress for the rent of the old building for the Depart ment of Labon The newest department has not yet been provided for in any w-ay, and ap propriations for its existence are to b taken up bv the special session. For this reason the question of quarters will be settled as speedily ns possible. The splitting of the old Department of Commerce and Labor has also raised a question as to the occupancy of the new building proposed for. the old De partment of Commerce and Labor, on the five squares south of Pennsylvania avenue between Fourteenth and Fif teenth streets, recently acquired by the Government as a sight for three pub lic buildlnes Justice, State, and Com merce and Labor. i IN CONGRESS TODAY. SENATE. Senate met at noon. Senatot Kern Introduced resolution for Investigation into West Virginia coal field situation. Flood of bills introduced. Jobnston day of rest bill for the Dis trict again offered. Carl Loeffler exonerated by Privileges and Elections Committee. Overman civil service resolution Itada to much discussion, . 1 5SyS&-- fr- 4tilWssffi.3w3l tr..'--.-'-J-3fet.Gfc- yrfy.-. , -.-.v. . - tr .