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CAPITAL'S "RED LIGHT" DISTRICT IS DOOMED
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WEATHER FORECAST:
Fair tonight and Friday.
Full Report on Page Two.
LAST AND
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3STOIBEB, 8067.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING-, JANUARY 22, 1914.
PUICE ONE CENT.
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nUUXIMIi.
BOARD FAVORS
KENYGN BILLTO
CLOSE RESORTS
Measure Would Give District
Attorney Power to Enjoin
Houses as Nuisances and
to Confiscate Property.
Legislation Similar to That
Which Cleaned Up Des
Moines May Eliminate Cap
ital Underworld Quickly.
T ic passing of the "red light" district
f the National Capital was practically
decreed today when the House District
e'ommlttee voted to report tho Kcnyon
bill, which has passed the Senate.
This bill provides for the abatement
s a nuisance, through the process of
'"Junction, of all resorts in the District
of Columbia.' Its provisions are far-
reaching, and similar measures have
proved effective in the crusades against
he "red light" districts In Des Moines
and other cities.
The Kenyon bill now goes on the
House calendar, and is in order for
passage on any District day. Prompt
action is expected on the measure. The
lean-up of Washington's underworld
may be accomplished within three
months.
There was no opposition to the bill
voiced in the District Committee. Con
gressman Caraway, chairman of the I
subcommittee which held brief hearings!
n the measure yesterday, reported the
uhi DacK, jncKirzeous adoption uy the
rull committee was promptly given.
sis Effective Method.
The "process of injunction against re
sons Is assured to be a novel and ef
fectivp method of wiping out the In
mates of tho segregated section of any
city. Both the landlord and the in
mates of such houses are subject to
process, and the conduct of such insti
tutions is declared to be a nuisance.
The District Attorney, upon his own
"tlative or upon complaint of a citl
7 n. may proceed against a "red light'.'
nstitutlon. first obtaining from the
courts a temporary injunction and later
a permanent inlunction. Violation of
me injunction is made a contempt of
ouru
The enforced sale of nil furniture nnrf
"xtures In the houses Is provided for.'l
ine revenues irom tne saie to co toward
he cost of the court proceedings, nil
revenues In excess of such cost to gd
o the defendant.
May Give Immunity.
Immunity, at the dlseretlr-t. of the
court may be given any w.tueps ap
pearing to testify for the prosecution.
""',e fundamental provision of the
Ker on bill Is:
"That whoever shall erect, establish,
'ontlnue, maintain, use. own, occupy
or re-lease any building, erection, or
"lace used for the purpose of prostitu
tion in the District of Columbia is
gulty of a nuisance, and the building,
erection, or place, or the ground itself
or upon which such prostitution is
conducted, permitted, or carried on
continued, or exists, and the- furni
ture, fixtures, musical internment
and contents are also declared a nul--anoe.
and shall be enjoined and abat
ed as hereinafter provided."
Although the Kenvon bill' treats of i
plicate problem, it iR expected that
'jring the debate in the House both
e advantages and di.-advnnlagc- of
'-e bill will bo debat-d. The turnin
e it of doors of several hun!r.-l women"
' -.ill be argued, has Its pfroet upon the
life of the Capital, but. on th
tl.er hand, ar. the arguments or those
who oipose legalized i-e or vice that ih
winked at" bv the law. " 1
That th.- Kenyon bill will j,asF the
'f.v and become a hew iu n..,-
de ubted
Would Close Fifty-eight Houses.
The passage of the Kenyon bill would
humman'y eiose up fifty-eight resorts
Washington. The police records
which itere submitted to the Congres-
h nai committee several las airo.
now that there arc thirty-nine resorts
the northwest section of the city
st south of Pennsvlv.inl-i ?,.,,
bile In the southwest there are nlne-irt-r.
In the houses In the nortlwcst there
re 2J3 inmate and In the Miuthwest
.. ..ew luuv-uiT. m ne northwest
'...uses, twenty-eight are white and
eleven colored. There are sixteen white
torts in the Delaware avenue sction
and three colored.
The police point out that the Kenvon
b.ll will not only affect houses and re"
orts in the "Tenderloin" district, but
will affect every private residence and
apartment against which there is the
'east tusplcion. lne
Schwerin Accused in
U. S. Coal Fraud Case
s X FHANCISCO. Jan. 22,-Coal
worth $l.Xi was delivered free to the
i c or R P. Schw erln. i Ice president
f tl,e Pa'lflr Mall Steamship Company,
. ih Western -Fuel Company, acord-
ns to testimony In the United States
j-i.iit court by Djld C. Norcross,
sfictuiy of the company.
'Joreross testflied in the prosecution
' eTflrers and employes of the fuel
ompany for conspiracy to defraud tho
ucvernment of duties on imported coal.
ASKS FOR DIVORCE
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MRS. ROBERT G0ELET.
It developed today that Mr. Goelet
will contest his wife's suit, and, it is
understood, the main fight will in all
probability center over -the custody of
their two little boys.
In her petition, filed at Newport,
R. L, yesterday, Mrs. Goelet, it is said,
charged her husband with extreme cruel
ty. The differences between the Goe.
lets are said to have been due primarily
tut. rn.i.. i f .-e it;- ,if-
to Mr. Goelet s love of sport His wife-
never sympathized witn ms taste in
this direction, intending to devote her
self to art
Mr. Goelet is said to be in New York.
Mrs. Goelet went to Dayton, FI-yes-j
terday, after she learned the suit hid
been filed.
t
Japanese Situation
Halts Asiatic Bill
Immigration Committee Postpones Hearings At Re
quest of the State Department Intimation That
New Treaty Is Being Negotiated Bryan Hopes
For Early Settlement of Controversy.
While Secretary of State Bryan In
sisted today that a complete settlement
of the Japanese anti-alien land law con
troversy was impending, and denied -any
sinister meaning to the speech of Baron
Maklno. the House Immlcration Com
mittee, at the request of tho Secretary,
It Is understood, decided to postpone
scheduled hearings on a new Asiatic ex
clusion bill.
The Secretary of State desires no step
be taken which mlaht d-lay a new
treaty between Japan and the Unlte'l
States, designed to llx the exact status
of Americans in Japan and Japanese in
America.
Hrxan said Karon Mukino's derlaia
tion tlmt 'another way" would be adopt
ed to fctttlo the controversy was not a
surprise to "liplomatic officials hero and
v.ould raus-e no (jnbarraismHnt. It was
assorted that the State Department
knew in advanc.-. through AnibJssador
Chlnda. of the contents of ISaron .M.i-
kino s buecch.
The dei ision to postpone the hearings
scheduled today was made in a wcret
session of the immigration committee
lasting an hour and a half. A letter
from Secretary Hran piovoked tlie
committer's action.
Secrecy Gag Applied.
A dozen witnesses, including Immigra
tion Commissioner Camiii"tli. waited
outside while the committee debated the
Japanese situation behind ilo&cd doors.
A ban of set rec was placed upon mem
bers by Chairman BuriieU :uj to the
proceedings which resulted in culling
off the hearings.
A month ago the hearings on the
Uaker bill were tct for today. It leaked
out todaj that 'liainn.iii liuri.ett re
ceived a letter from Hrrtn last night
regarding the Itaker bill Uryun i t out
all the treaties and lawt !, i, n,e
Raker bill would repeal or eonir-ivene. i
The State Department did not oppose
the bill, but seriouMy suggested the In
ternational entanglements it made pos
sible. Congressman Moore of Pennsylvania
today objected to publli In wrings. He
elted the report yesterday to the Jap
anese parliament criticising this Gov
ernment's attitude on the California
.,H. !!,.n land bill. The Ullti-Alnerlnnn
demonstrations in Tokyo and elsewhere
wete also cited as reasons w.i null
ing should be done Congress which
might further Inflame Japanese public
opinion.
Bryan May Testify.
Chairman Burnett also deemed it In
advisable to open the doors to austlc
autl-Japanese discussion : a se-r. t
ote the romiulttee decided to Indefi
nitely postpone the healings. Mem
bers said that the committer might take
un the bill January -'. They also wild
that it was desired to have Secretary
Bryan testify regardlnjj the advisability
F.
U.S. OISDISMT
Board of Trade Reports Ac
countant Ignored Taxpay
ers and Misled Congress.
DEBT DUE CITY PLACED
AT $1,382,306.46 NOW
Auditors Employed By Ben John
son's Body Found Federal
Government Was Creditor.
That accountants, emplocd by n sub
committee of the House District Com
mittee, to investigate tho account bc-wc-en
the District of Columbia, and the
Federal Government, with regard to In
terest on the 3.63 bonds which accrued
during the fiscal years IS77-7S, submit
ted a wholly erroneous and one-sided
report was the conclusion reached by
the committco on municipal finance of
the Board of Trade, in a report, sub
mitted by Col. George Trucsdell. at a
meeting last night at the New Willard.
Tho committee said the accountants ig
nored the rights of tho District and re
ported that the District should reim
burse tho Federal Government to the
extent of J1.003.2S7.C4.
Nation Owes District.
The committco holds that instead of
tvw'ng the Federal Government money,
the United States owes the District
$l.CS2,nn5.46. The committee declares that
although the District of Columbia bore
cnc-lialf of tho expense of a twenty-
months' investigation made by the ac-
countarts; tho District or "taxpayers' "
,, , , oucsUon was not considered.
It maintains that the District Com
mittee and the House of Representa
tives were influenced by the accountants"
report and their erroneous findings were
icsponsible for the recent adoption by
the House of a resolution providing for
the reimbursement of tho United States
"Of lilt tl.OC257.2t Interest money.
The Board of Trade committee con-
(Continued on Fifth Page.)
of passing the Raker bill before hear
ing any other witnesses.
Plans are belelved to bo under way
for tho negotiation of a new treuty
with Japan which will rover the points
at Issue now between the I'nlted States
and the Japanese government regarding
the California antl-allen land law. The
new treaty, it Is expected, will carefully
define the status of Japanese subjects
in this country, and citizens of the
United States in Japan.
Hopes For Early Settlement.
Although Secretary of Stnto Hijan
would not confirm this tulu, lip ex
pressed hope that a settli ment of the
controersy, batlafactorj to both na
tions, would be effected shortly.
"The address made to the Japanese
parliament Wednesday," said the Sn ie
tar, "was prepared afttr (Oiisultation
between the representutnes of both na
tions Its text was knouii to us before
It was delivered. Conseii'iently, it hi
no way embarasses tlit plans of either
government for a satisfactory bcttli -ment
of the contruverti. 11 wasagr, e(l
among other things, that thc addicts
would no Include tho noli 3 exchanged
bv the two Eovernments."
It is considered doubtful In official cir
cles here whether a new treaty which
would attempt to invade any State
rights to fix the status of alieux would
receive he approval of the Soiate.
Father McGee'sVi II.
The will of the Itev Joseph ilulee.
late rector of the Church of Sai-red
Heart, leaves all of his ocrlosiastiiMl
vestments and ai tides to Cardinal fllb
bons and his money to his In other
Lawrence J. McGte, who is named as
executor.
IN CONGRESS TODAY
u
SKNATE.
Met at noon.
Alaska railroad bill eonside-c-d
Subcommittee on District bill holds first
meeting, and is In favor of the half-and-half
plan.
Plndell nctnlnation ordeicj favorably
reported.
Bill, reported to increase efficiency of
naval militia.
Hearing on volunteer officers' retire
ment bill.
IIOl'Si;.
Mel at noon
Debate on postoffice Jill icsunied
Immigration Committee Pujtiiuuod
hearing on Asiatic .relii.sion bill on
account of neiitue .lapa.i.-se Fltualioii.
Dlstric t Coiiiinittee -epoi-ied out Ken
yon "red light" bill.
Itlvers and Harbors Clmnii'tee contin
ued bearing.
I.IIMMinEF
N
COIHtMNTO Q II MlMl
GRANT FREE lESOULUVHIl
Committee About Ready to
Submit Favorable Report on
Kahn Measure.
FIGHT HAD NO EFFECT
ON STATUS OF THE ACT
Legislation Benefiting Police
and Firemen Expected to Go
Through Promptly.
Thc Kahn bill, providing that police
men and llremcn may ride free of
charge on the street cars of the city a
privilege taken away from them nearly
a year ago will receive an early report
from the IIouso District Committee.
The Crosser subcommittee, in charge
of the bill, is fully determined to recom
mend favorable action, and there are r.o
differences of opinion among committee
members except regarding language of
the bill. Sentiment in the full District
Committee is also favorable to the free
transportation of tho policemen and fire
men, and the bill is expected to go
through promptl.
r Hearings Interrupted.
Hearings on tho Kahn bill liae been
interrupted b the Johnson-Shields Inel
dent. After the fist fight between Con
gressman Ken Johnson, chniruiiin of the
District Committee, and Attorney John
It Shields, the Ciosser subcommittee
turned sharply to investigating the
"lobbying" charge made by Mr. Johnson
against the attorney, and the Kahn till
was temporarilv lost In the shuffle.
The subcommittee has today closed its
two-day Investigation of the accusation
, that Mr. Shields lobbied last bc&sion fur
1 a bill in the Interest of the traffic Equad
1 policemen Mr. Crosser and his col-
I leagues will now return to tho consid-
1 erntlon of the Kahn measure'
Testimony taken befoto the Crosser
subcommittee was to the effect that At
torney shields had a contract last year
with the crossing poll emen u hereunder
lie was to receive about LS fo fur
thering the passage of a bill increasing I
the iui and rank of members of the
traffic squad Not nil of this money j
was paia, nouever. as certain ortlcers
failed to contribute a stipulated pro
rata sum under the monthly Install
ment arrangement
Attorney Shields' contract with the
policemen called for his professional
services in advising the officers, draw
ing necessarv pap re, and appearing
before c onimlttecs of ( 'nngress. This,
i declares Mr. Shields, is ntlrely proper.
and the resentment of Mr- Johnson 3
term "lobbyist" brought on the fist
fight between the two and the subse
quent Investigation of tlie old con
tro ersj .
Had a Regular Contract.
The t"roser subcommittee ascertained
that Mr. shields has a n gular contract
with the ilremen's association as its
legal re'in sentative. but Chairman
Crosser found nothing objectionable lu
the regular fee contia't between the
Ilremen and Mr. Shields Chairman
Crosser. however. Is expected to Hie a
repoit from his subc-omin'ttce criticising
the contingent cuntract Mr. Shields had
last year with the crossing policemen,
the crli ism leing that pavment was
dependent .ipon the passage of their
bill.
The Incidental inciuirv, however, will
have n'i 1 Pftcl on tin st itiiw of the Kahn
bill for the relief of lire men and police
men who now must pm ilnir own street
cur fare- at a monthb p use of from
$.1 to ?7 per man and this iiieasme
soon will In gHen a favorable report.
Major Did Not Favor
Shields' Work, He Says
Majoi niijiaid Syh m i Supcrintc n
eleiit of 1'oln e. todm ! nieil a state
ment that lie had appro 1 the contract
of Attorney John IJ. .Shi' Ids with fortj -one
crossing jioliceiiii 11 ulnrch) tliey
were- to pa .Mi Shield). appniimately
S'.Viil fir promoting hgiMtitlon for in-crc-nses
in their Milan-
'I didn't v 11 Know of the existence
of the contract," the 111 ijor said
Ml. Shields was recognu-d I,, fun- tho
Roaid of lilstrn-1 Cotnini-clonerH as tlie
nttnrne for tin- stn-t iiiilwav police
at a salary hiaiing tvo j-ais ago The
major strongly oppovd tin imi-nne.
I hc-Iles cd thai the- salaries which tho
ciiosing nun e-r- g-tting was 1 om-nic-nsurate-
u-itli tbo vvork tin were
cloing," Kild the major.
Heavy Graft Is Paid to
Japanese Navy Officers
ltKKMX. .l.Lii. -J Letters showing
that the Sieinc ns-Sohin Uc-rt rlcctrii-al
concern, 0110 ul the lc-udiug jinn 1 in
Germany, was paving commissions to
Vice Admiral Kniclii I-"udi on nil busl
rchs for the Japanese na-. we -e lead
in court here esterdii .
One letter showed L'Vi per cent c om
inlssliiu was t) bo paid to Knlll. A11
othor mcntloni-d $.V..-V- f--r "paith ularly
contldential xpondltii'-c-s' ii- obt-tining
a JtTti.OOO contract for .1 wireless sta
tion Tho cmup.iiH doilies it paid com
missions to official", but does not dis
avow the I- ttei s.
Haitien Situation Is
Cause of Uneasiness
I isiurbini' icpoits from lluiti today
caused a ioiifc,-rence bet ,v-0:1 s-eOM-Puy
of State llrjiiu mid Secrctiirv of the
Nuy liiiniol.s notb.-r wiirship will be
1-c-ld In loneliness to Join III-- Xnnhl 111.-,
now olf e'ai Haitian, nli-rc the iuo
lutlonU'u an cunccntrati:i.
THE WORLD HAS WAITED
LONG FOR THIS PICTURE
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Revoked Licenses Threatened
For Third Convictions in
Order, Says.. Sylvester.
Drive r.- cf automobiles convicted
three times lor violating the speed reg
ulations, are to have- the'r licenses re
voked, according to moum oment made
at Police Headeiuarters today. In this
connection It was stated that a forfelt
111 c of collateial will stand thc same
as .1 conviction in Police Court
After two com lotions, the driver of
the machines will be- i-ciiii--d to appear
in 011,11 1, and, 1f a third coin Ictiein is
obtained, the question .. ronkirnr the
license will be taken up iiilti'edlateK
b tne Police Deiiarimeiit ., ,1 .1 recom
mendation made- to h Commission
ers. Major Svlveslc-r today made the
lowing statement leluliw- t the
order:
"It should ho iiiide-isond that
fol
liuw col-
Intel.' I accented at I bo station Is taken
with no assiiianc c that it nmy be for
feited, and the- case thereby teniiina-
t-d l.wr case- will m presented to I
tln Pcdic-e Com t
"In case" when-a chnitf-n 01 driver
Is shown to base- lolat.-jl t'ic law icg
ulating the spoed 01 xelncl-s. partH
ulaily at inte-rsc-i ling .-.! e tn a. id at
cornels, a second time-. ! forfeiture of
collateral or liiiiin-dlioo .1 t iu. thn uf
foiidlug person 01 ei joiis shall, on .1
re-pitioii of the oft' n-ee be- required
to alc-ll t Police' I 'olll t Ie,l llc-Hlillg.
and .1 wiitteu report of the til ding, if
conviction, shall he- e-aiisuiittc-d to
hc-udiiiiaiicis bv the -anialn ot the )iro-c-inct
wherein the- arrest was made, 111
order that such 1 ose- :uuv be taken up
for c-onsldoiiition by the- Polh e Ue
11,11 tment and the 'ominiHsioners 011
the niio-ellein of 1 Miration ( license of
the- offending ill Ivors 11 chauffi-iirs.
"The" iccords of those who have been
fined or who have forfeiture collateral
for violations of the 'aw in tKls respect
will be proniulgate-d dallv t-j the several
pre-c-lncis "
Unable to7 Work Hard,
Sold Liquor, He Says
Wlll'aiii I'm tune, colored, 1 barged
with m.IHiiB HepiorH without 11 lli-cnsu
,il l liuirs i-ouit uoitieat, was found
gulltv tda' bv .Iiiilg.- piiKh in tho
t luteel State blanch of Police Court,
and sclit'-ii' eel to Km da.vs In jail. In de
fault of SI'R un- . Wltni-ssi-M tc-stltled to
linn busing lleiioi from l-'ortuno. !
cabl he wus ill and unuble to do muuual
labor.
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JOHN JACOB AST0R,
The seventeen. month-old son of Mis.
by as a healthy young man of his age, is the sixth member of the house
of Astor to bear the name, John Jacob Astor. Repeated attempts of pho
tographers who have camped on the trail of Mrs. Astor (with the death
of whose husband aboard the Titanic, the entire world is familiar) were
unavailing, and this photograph by Lillian Baynes Griffin was made under
the personal direction of the youngster's mother, the former Miss Made
line Force. He is pretty child, with curly golden hair and big blue eyes
,that flash with intelligence and expression. His cheeks are pink with the
glow of the very best of health, his body is firm, and altogether he is a
very charming and lovable young chap. He is a "fresh air baby," spend,
ing most of the day on the balcony outside the nursery of the Astor
house at 850 Fifth avenue. He sleeps in the open, and it is duo to this
outdoor existence that he is so wonderfully healthy and rujjgd. He
walks all over the place, and talks and carries on the livelong day, and
is truly, King Supreme, of the Astor house. His mother's devotion to
her baby is remarkable. She spends a good deal of her time in his
nursery with him.
SENATE COMMITTEE
FOR HALF-AND-HALF
An mfroiiial cli-'cus.doii .,: Hie District
appropriations bill In the subcommittee
of the Senate Appropriations Commit
tee In charge of this r.-ensmc- took
place toda. It developed that thn
subcommittee Is for the half-and-half
plan, and Is in favor of maintaining
It.
The e-iibcommlttc gaev no formal ex
piesslou to this effect, but its attitude
was made clear. Thej subcommittee
mapped out a program oil the bill. It
will hear the District Ceeniinisslcners at
10:30 toinoiiow Other hc.-rtrgs will
follow.
Indications are the -.jbcominitteo will
shape a bill fairly liberal to the District.
MISUNDERST
0 M OF MEETING
CAUSES ADJOURNMENT
1
John Jacob Astor, as happy and chub
ENTERS THE SENATE
The e-pected measure to authorize
tho Washington (las Light Company to
merge with the Ceorgetown C.as Light
Company made its appearance lu the
Senate todn.
Senator Gallinger introduced it in the
form of an amendment to the District
appropriation bill. It was referred to
the Appropriations Committee.
Tho amendment provides that thc
Public Utilities Commission be given
power to regulate uniformity in the
price of gas throughout tne District;
and jurisdiction is iven it to authorize
tho Washington Gas Light 1 "ompany to
acquire on approved terms the capital
stock, shares, property, and franchises
of the Ueorsetown Q as Light Company.
v1VW
GAS MERGER BILL
TO HALTED
AND N A
Crowds Applaud Speakers Who
Praise Record of Veteran
Fire-Fighier. in Presence of
Commissioners.
Men Prominent in All Walks of
Life Tell District Heads It
Would Be Dishonorable to
Oust Chief.
In thc greatest display of pnblte
sentiment ever demonstrated in tho
District in the case of a public ser
vant, business, professional, and
commercial men crowdedthe board
room of the District Building- today
lo,yoice a plea for Deputy Chief En
gineer AjireJ-SjiiUlivan, whose re-
sioner Siddons.
After the hearing-was opened there
arose a difference in understandlBg
as to its character and scopo between
the Commissioners and Charles TV.
Darr, friend of Sullivan, who ap
peared as counsel.
The bearing was adjourned without
definite disposition or arrangement for
further hearing- after men prominent in
civic and business affairs had given
voice to the feelings of the hundreds
wTio gathered to plead for Sullivan.
Tho proceedlnsr may or may not be
continued, rcndlnc conference between
Mr. Darr and the Commissioners- Any
further action. Commissioner Newman
stated In adjourning today's proceeding
"will wait upon you. Mr. Darr."
Xo action affecting- Sullivan's status
in the Are department will be taken by
the Commissioners In the meantime.
Chief Arrived Early.
The chief, veteran, of thlrtar-flve
years" service, was one of the flrat to
appear at the hearing. He sat among
his friends In the first row of chairs
facing the Commissioners, sitting- la
judgment on his record. During; all
the proceedings he had not a word to
say. Every mention of his name, his
records, or his exploits was met with
enthusiastic applause, and the chiefs
face warmed momentarily. During
much of the time, however, he sat sad
faced, and more than one speaker de
clared there were tears upon his
lashes.
The difference in understanding uf
the nature of the proceeding develop
ed as soon as the hearing was opened.
Not Like a Trial.
Attorney Darr indicated immediately
after the hearinc was called to order
oy Commissioner .N'ewraoti, that It was
not his understandinc the hearing was
to be In the nature" of a trial. No
charges, he said, had been preferred
against Chief Sullivan, and It was not
until Wednesday at 12:10 o'clock that he
was furnished a transcript of the testi
mony of the investigation made b
Commissioner Siddons.
"My understanding has been," he said,
"that this hearlns was tailed simply
for the purpose of permitting the citi
zens of the District and the friends of
Deputy Chief Sullivan to have a heart-to-heart
talk with the Commissioners
and to bespeak for him consideration ot
an unblemished record of thirty-five
yours" service;, before final action Is
taken on a request for his retirement
"If additional testimony is wanted. I
ask that tho Commissioners permit an
ex parte examination ind allow an ex
amination of witnesses ly me, Che
transcript of the testimony to be sub
mitted to the board.
"If such additional Investigation Is to
be made. I ask that it be conducted In
the same way as was the previous hear
ing beforo Commissioner Siddons."
There was nothing In th record o
this hearing, he said, to indicate that
the testimony had been taken under
oath.
Commissioner Newman Speaks.
Commissioner Newman Interrupted aft
this stage to say that laying aside the
question of the purpose for which the
hearing was called, tho board was ready
to proceed in any way the attorney
might desire.
Prefacing his address with the state
ment that he desired to introduce later
a number of citizens who had appeared
In Sullivan's behair. Attorney Darr
thereupon began a review of tho record
of the deputy chief, laying particular
emDhasis unon events which have
transDlreAl since the lire on December
24, particularly his conduct at the Hr
a few days later In the mattress factor;;

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