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wtzgwi k wi f " Vfl A WEATHER FOREqAST: Fair Tonight; Cold (Full Report on Page Two.) HOME EDITION OTMBEB 8804. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, FBBtTABY 8, 1916. PBICE ONE CENT. WILSON REPLY. ON LUSITAN1A PLATE BUSINESS MENHOUSE BODY ELECTRIC CO. STACKSJ8RST Aviation Corps Officer Who Is Under Charges Prominent Figures in British War Office Shift EFIED OF II S. CHEI T'P" ARMOR PUNTS D ER APPROVES DEA IDESTODAYTO ERNSTORFF Secretary Lansing to Lay Bo fore Ambassador Ahswer to Berlin Proposals For Settle- t ment of Controversy. Arrangements Made For Con ference Following Brief Meeting of Cabinet At the White House. President Wjlsons answer to the latest proposal from Berlin for a settlement of the Lusitania controversy will be laid before Courit von Bernstorff this after noon by Secretary of State Lan sing. Arrangements to that end were made following the Cabinet meeting. Although it was stated that it was unlikely that a definite an nouncement would be made today the statement is expected within the next twenty-four hours. Officials at the White House are optimistic. They describe the situation as "hopeful." It is stated that it may not be necessary to have any further exchanges be twe$h the twd govcrnmentsbefore 'n sett'lenterit is Yeached SHORT CABINET SESSION. The Cabinet meeting was Ann of the' shortest' held in some time. Discussion of the Lustanla Issue was brief, but sufficient to show that the Cabinet members approved the position of the President. All of the members ex pressed optimism as they left the Whlto House Previous to the meeting the President and Secretary Lansing held an hour's conference at the White House. The Germany ambassador confidently expects a .cettlemont before the end of the week. He has gone so far as to itill some of his friends that a settle ment practically has been effected. From administration quarters, how er, the hint is thrown out that there may be other exchanges. There is a disposition in some quarters to believe that Count Von Uernstorff has some thing further up his sleeve which would meet the exact language tho United States wishes put Into the agreement. Secretary Lansing, on his way to the White House, refused to comment on the probable attitude of the United States. He seemed more Interested in the weather. "It must be awful cold in the tienches," he said. America's Demand. The chief point "on which the United States Is Insisting Is thai the German government shall acknowledge that tho sinking of an unresisting merchantmen, carrying noncombatants, women and i ..iluit-n, m In contravention of inter national law. Germany litis made an Implied admission of this. -m, otm-i ,iu.ni ui i.iur, reparation . ji Americans killed, hus been fully '-implied with In tho new proposals. In tho Arabic note ot rieptcmoer i, tho rial tormai note Irom Ucrmuny since the Lusitania note of July 21, the tior mun government gave pledges of future conduct that were considered ns satis lactory when it said that "liners will not be sunk by our submarines without wumpg and without safety ot tho lives of non-combatants, provided tnat the i ncrs do not try Jo escape or otter l'c sistance." What the L'nlted States desires to ob- uln out ot tho submarino negotiations with Uermnn is a, new expression ot U-ternational In, btnamg on nil bel ' gei-ants, that ill cleuily set forth the limits in which submarlno operations ,.)' tic conuL,cn.'n. Big German Bankers Oppose Disavowal of Lusitania Sinking By CARL W. ACKERMAN. tIERMN (via Amsterdam), Feb, 8. Leading German backers and financiers with largo Interests In America likely to bo affected by a break between the iwo countries, are standing (Irmly be hind tho .foreign office. In its refusul to disavow the sinking of the Lusitania. The lHtest report from America. In dicating the crlMh mu already have passed, were reflected on the stock mar ket, where ull Issues liilrinied by the German-American roiitmv, rsy turned stronger during osi'rtln. "h trading. These favorable rcpottf tuwver, lack official conflrmmlon. I ..rllii financiers nro Inclined to he lUtloiir. mid not too optlmlstjr. Th . ro uw..l lug the first public statement ft.nii S' iii.li .rton. American buslm-si- nn-ii mi Germany, with no authoritative information on the Situation nt ushlngtnn. are ap pealing to Anibasmidor Gerard to tell them what to do. Sfternl visited l tin embat today. Clerks wi're busy .answering messages by trlrgraph and telpliouc from Americans In oilier Herman ritle who ha heard that a HploniHt( break N likely, and are Hik ing the crnhaf-.i.x to Oilvlse them whether thy rlionld prepare to leave Germany Th emlars in not attempting to ad Ms any of then Inquirers. vB.?:' - 'i&Mi.BIIIIILLaIIIIIIIIIH JLJEUT. COL. L. F. GOODIER. BY COURT-MARTIAL Sweeping Investigation of Avia tion Service May Result From the Charges. 8ecrf;tAi? of War, .Garrison today sejnt to. President Wllspn 'he. verdict Jn the recent court-martial proceeding :u San Francisco against IJeut. Toll Lewis F Goodler, judge advocate, who., was charged with having attempted to in terfere with the, work of the army avia tion .school at 8an Diego., I The verdict carries a sentence, Sec retary Garrison said, but lie refused to Indicate what the sentence Is until tho President passes on tho case. One result of tho court-martial pro ceedlnga may be a sweeping Investiga tion of the army aviation service h- a result of charges against army ttier Drought out in the court-martini pro ceedings. Letters Fisme. letters from Ueut. Col. Samuel Ke her, chlet of the army aviation section, on duty In the office ot the chief sib nal officer at Washington, figure in the case. In one of thceo letters L'oloni Iteber is quoted as advising Captain Cowan, in charge of the San Ulego avi ation school, to have certain ortlcrs qualify as flpon as posslhle so that tney uould bo eligible to draw 'flylnc pa "AH you have to do," a letter from Colonel Iteber Introduced at tho trial, said. "Is to sit tlgbt and draw your pay." Lieutenant Colonel Goodler's son was injured while flying at Kan Diego. Thereafter Colonul Goodler was accused in court-martial pro ceedings of having written letters to other officers in the aviation service urging the to tile charges against Captain Cowan. Among charges made against the aviation service was that Captain Cowan had maintained anti quated and unsafe neroplanes, and had maintained a large stuff of ad visers, none of whom would attempt a flight In these machines, although they aro drawing Increased pay as aviators. "Just Keep Quiet." Ono letter from Colonel Holier to Captain Cowan with reference to the charges against tho latter, according to testimony at tho trial, said: "All you havo to do is to keep quiet. I think I'll got one or two scalps be fore I get through with this. Let me handle this matter alone." The names of Colonel Iteber anJ Captain Cowan having been, brought Into the Goodler court-martial there were reports today thut when the verdict is announced in the Goodler case steps will be taken to Investi gate charges against the army avia tion service. OF KENYON STREET Commissioners Recommend Un favorable Report on Senate Measure. i Kxtenslon of Kenyon street northwest, from Seventeenth street to Mt. Pleas ant street, is opposed by the District Commissioners In a report sent to Con gress today on Senate bill 35 W. The extension would cost approximately $lR.fT0 the Commissioners say. They believe so great an expense could not bo j equ'tihlv h Messed against tho property ' benefited. The board states that It Ins i Included In lis est'innles now under n-1 Mdcratlon by Congress a provision for , nn exii'i' "n O' iMPVcnifM.niii sireoi from Kenyon to Irving sireots nnd If this authority Is given lh Kenyon street extension would bo of little necessity. NUB N N ED OPPOSE EXTENSION Y SENATORS Committee Favorably Reports Tillman Bill Despite Fac tories' Threats, BODY WARNED BY, PENROSE Price of Plate Will Be Increased If Measure Passes, He De ' dares. I T - Senate Naval Affairs Committee toanv voted In favor of Government tim-ufnnture of armor plate, nnd order ed "e Tlllmann armor plate factory 0 1 -eporteTI favorably, by 9 to 3. At the samo time, the two naval bills i ii passed the House yesterday af pyi .on were ordered reported. One bill inn hhp the number of cadets nt Arf i nft'Ola nnd the other provides for Im nr oments at New York and Mare 'l n'l yards so as to fnellltato con slruction of new dreadnaughts. An uglv war betwerri Government and nrmnr nlRtp Interests may be precipi tated as the result of what some of the committee regard as an effort of the armor plat companies to hold up the Government. Senator Penrose served notice on the committee that he had o'n informed that If the Government went Into the armor plate business at nil. tho private companies would all get out eventually, and would require the Government to pay Sino a ton moo r armor for the contemplated naval pro gram In order to rreate an amortiza tion fund Would Mean $24,000,000. A tin' ' Government will need about 120.f tons- of armor for its live-year program, the threatened increase would mean J2t.000.ooo added expense. This threat not only did not deter the committee from action, but Senator Tillman clearly rpsented It. He said ft asa good thing to remember. The Government hns th power of eminent domain," he said, "and If It be"omc t necessary can condemn 'tho private pfuntH." . ' no sold the threat t Increase (In" fjt ai-ifinr plain afforded" all the rroit renson for the Govornment to net U'llokly. "The 'loverninpnt might to ge,t Into tl.e biixinetis Just as quick as it can," he said. He added that he would press the aimor plate bill for passage as fctrongly as possible. As to" the bill to increase cadets at Annapolli nnd the bill for Improve ments amounting to J100.000 at the lirooklvn navy yard, and 5500.000 at Mare Island yard, these were reported to the Senate thjs afternoon by Sen ator Tillman and prompt action arked for. This was by Instruction of the commltte Action of the rommlttee is considered htehlv significant of tho fact that Senate Naval Committer sentiment, as well as Senate sentiment. Is overwhelmingly In favor of BJTnrffness. and at the same time that It is strong for Govern ment manufacture of war materials. May Purchase Plant. It Is possible the Government will pur chase one or more of tho big armor Plnte plants now existent. That Is. It might purchase tho Bethlehem plant, the Mldvale plant or the Carnegie plant. Senator Tillman, chairman of the com mittee, pointed out that onlv the Bethle hem and the Mldvale had been repre sented before the committee. Coming right on the heels of the senti ment' manifested In the House yester day when It ttassed the two naval bills before It. the action of the Senate com mittee has created a, profound Impres sion. It can be het down ns conclusively demonstrated that the skies are clearing for n national defense program. The armor plate factory bill was amende so as to authorize the Secre tary of the Navy to purchase or erect a factory or factories for manufacture of armor, the totul annual capacity to be not less than 20.000 tons. The appropriation carried Is $11,000,000. ITnder the amendment the Secretary of the Nnvy could buy one plant and build one; could buy two or could build two as he saw fit. While he could provide for a slnglo factory of 20,000 ton ca pacity. It is suld by experts that two will bo needed. L IDENTIAL Great Britain Thinks a "Colonel House" Might Lead to Un derstanding. 1XJNDON. Feb. 8. President Wilson's scheme of sending a confidential diplo matic envoy abroad has won such com mendation that Kngland is considering send'ng a "Colonel House" of her own tn America, it was reported today. The foreign office, it was reported. it considering sending a skilled diplomat, well acquainted In America, to Wash ington to present fresh views from Eng land, just as Colonel House has ac quainted American ambassadors abroad and foreign officials with American of flclal and unofficial sentiment. Such a course. It is believed, may smooth out some of the present difficul ties over lir'tlsh blockude regulations. President May Attend Newark's Birthday Fete fiesldfiit WIIh.iji today tertatlve ac cepted an imltnllon I" attrr.d the 250th annlM i" ii) of tin- founding of Newark N I . Ala IS. The lnMtatloi war ox' tended i)j- pi evident . V. llamouig. of the Chamber of Commerce. r. ENG MY Ei CONE WOT DEFENSE PLAN U. S. Chamber f Commerce Applauds President Fancy's Plea For Defense of Nation. WILL CONSIDER SITUATION President Wilson Will Make Ad dress to Convention Which Opened Here Today. Applause which continued for two minutes greeted mention of "national defense and preparedness" by John II. Fahey, nt the opening session of tho fourth session of the Chamber of Com merce of tho United States at the Wlll n.rd today. President Fahey said the thought of the entire country was centered on this subject, and a rommlttee on prepared ness would submit a report lo tho 700 delegates uttondlng the meeting Thurs day afternoon. The applause of tho delegates, who represent 300,000 business firms throughout the country. Indicated i j that they agreed with President Fahey on the importance of the subject. l'rehldenl 'Wilson will address tho delegates on prouaredness Thursday night, while "National Defense" will bo the subject of addresses by Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Secietarv of War Garrison Thursday afternoon. Reviews Growth. Preparedness was mentioned by Presi dent Fahey nenr the conclusion of his annual address In which ho reviewed the history and growth ot the Chamber! tit Cnmmi.r-1'n nt Ih f'n(ti4 MIiiIam a.,.1 made a number of pointed remarks and helpful comments for tho promotion of ine interests or business men. During the course of his speech he said; "1 believe American bumnejm mon would be much moro useful to thetr country nnd themselves If they were lens Inclined toward partisanship In dealing with great economic questions which so vitally affect their Interests. AnilUier thing v hustlncM men should Set OUt Systematically tn l!himiirr- I. tho altogether too prevalent and oon- unuoun disparagement of the effort of men In public life." Prolonged applause followed his sug gestion that business men rHv mr- thought to thp economic side of big ciuuiL-uig uiiu icxd m me political. He saicj Congress, taken by and largo, was fairly representative of American citizenship. some weak and some V.V.. '. "nu Ha,u 'ejfisiators had but little time to devote to blir questions because nine-tenths of their time waa ..Yted ,to dtlls for constituents. The Department of Commerce Is (Continued on Second Page.) SAYS REFERENDUM Senator Sheppard Says Real Purpose of Vote Is to Kill Dry District Plan. The situation In the Senate today rel ative to the Sheppard bill for prohibi tion In tho District is timr both sides ore in an attitude of "watchgul wait ing." It is admitted In nil quarters that If the bill Is not recommitted the real test Is going to center about the proposition to amend the bill by providing Tor a referendum. That tho vote on the proposed refer endum will bo close Is expected both by the opponents of the bill and Its advo vates. Senator Sheppard said today the real purpose of the referendum was to kill prohibition In the District and defeat the bill. He does not regard It possible, without adequate machinery, to have a real election In Washington. "There is no nuestlon of the purpop of tho referendum movement." said Senator Sheppard. "It is Intended to kill prohibition In the District." Senator Sheppard doos not deny there will bo a close situation with resDect to tho referendum, riut he declares iho majority of the benate will vote for the bill If a test comes on tho straight ques tion of passage as it stands. it developed today that some members o' Tv Senate ure sensitive about being classed as foes of prohlblt'on brcauso they intend to work tor a referendum, .lust what effect tlil.s will have on tho situation remains to be seen. Senator Sheppard has conferred with representatives of the druggists. He i hns consented to make such minor changes. In the bill aH will meet their wishes. One clmnge which he has agreed to Is to strlko out tho provision that a druggist' hns to present an aftl- ' davit personally to get grain alcohol ' from the whosnler. This will be changed so the affidavit1 can he sent lr ,y the druggist along with his orjier. Excise Board Hears Protest on License Consideration was given bv the Kxclse Una id nt n hearing todav to the appli cation of M. J llurnev for a transfer of lluiinr license from Marv J. Stanton administratrix of the estate of F. .1. Stanton, nt U"0" Wisconsin avonuo north went. Pretext against the granting or the ap ollcntlon was mnde bv A. I-J. Shoemaker, nllirnev for the Aml-Snlnon I.eagu "it the ground that the location Is within H) feet of an alley Tho board re served decision. iHITS AT PROHIBITION OF HOME RULE Committee Urges That Record er of Deeds and Register of Wills Be Washingtonlans. REPORTS "FALSE AD" BILL Also Favors Those Changing Method of Selecting Two Local Court Officials. Bills t" prohibit "false (Advertising" In the District and to authorize tho Commissioners to nprolnt the re corder of .-deeds, and the Supreme Court of the District to appoint the register of wills, were reported fa orab)y by the House District Com mittee todny. Tho theory of "home rule" Is car ried out In amendments to the two measuriM i 'uar to the register of wills and "erorler of deeds. It Is provided . t the appointee to .ach of thesi offices ahall be a bona fldo resident of the IDstrlct of Columbia. This means that tho appointee shall havo lived In this elty for nt least three years prior to his selection. The bill changing the method of tho appointment of the recorder of deeds contained a recommendation of the Vinson subcommittee that the placo should be lied by it local man. when the bill relating to tho register of wills was reached. Congressman Mapes of fered an amendment providing a resi dence qualification for that official, and It was adopted President Willing. Cnder existing law the President has had authority to fill these Iwo officer, but It Is understood that President Wil son is quote willing to be relieved of the responsibility. There Was an Incidental dlfcusslon tJ day of the Johnson bill to punish pass ers of "bad checks" In the District, but this mensure was put over until tho next meeting of the committee. Tho "falsa advertlslns" bill hod the approval of i",vi Helail Merchants Asso ciation, whoso j-epresentu lives tonferrea several times t!th Chairman Johnson, of tho District Committee. AssUtant Corporation Counsel Roger J. -VhltforJ also discussed tho measure with air Johnson. Aa drawn by Chairman Johnson, the bill Is drastic In its provisions, and pro poses line or Imprisonment, or both, for thote circulating false and misleading statements regarding any article for sale within the District. Language of BUI. The pnncipal section of the bill leads: "That It shall be unlawful In the Dis trict of Columbia for any person, firm, association, corporation, or advertising agency, either directly or indirectly, to display or exhibit to t ehpubllc in any manner whatever, whether by iiond placard. poster, picture, film, or other wise, or to Insert or cause to be Insert ed In any newspaper, magazine, or other publication printed in the District of Columbia; or to Issue, exhibit, or in any way distribute or disseminate to the public; or to deliver, exhibit, mail or send to any person, firm, associa tion, or corporation any false, untrue, or misleading statement, representation or advertisement with a fraudulent in tent to decel-e, mislead, or Induce any person, firm, association, or .corpora tion to purchase, discount, or In any way Invest In or accept as collateral se curity any bonds, bill, share of stock, note, warehouse, receipt, or any se curity; or with the fraudulent purpose to deceive, 'mislead, or induce any per son, firm, association, or corporation to purchase, make any loan upon or In vest in any property of any kind; or uso nny of the aforesaid methods with the fraudulent Intent or purpose to de ceive, mislead, or Induce any other per son, firm, or corporation for a valuable consideration to emploj tho services of any person, firm, association, or corpo ration so advertising such services." TO Senator Chilton Calis For Pub lip Sessions of Board on Confirmation. The subcommittee of the Senatf tu dlclary Committee. In charge of the case of Louis D. Drandbls, nominated for Justice of the Supremo Couit. will be gin public hearings tomorrow moinlng. Senator Chilton Is chairman of the sub committee, and m? has notified a num ber of persons to be In readiness to ap pear. State Railroad ' Commissioner Clifford Thonre of Iowa 'a In Washington. Ho Is prepared to take tho stand and tell what he Knows about the nartk'upation of Mr. Urandlcs In the Eastern udvanco rato cas. Members of the subcommit tee said Mr. Thome might 'be tho ilrst witness. Indications are that the contest over Mr. Urandels will run for many weeks. Some predict no vote for three or tour months. Injured in Fall; Dies At Emergency Hospital Taylor Ratcllff. sixty-nine years old taken to Emergency Hospital with a fractured skull Sunday, died early to day. Ratcllff was engineer at the MrClll building He was Injured when ho fell iloTjn an arcaway at his place of employment. BRANDES HEARINGS TOMORROW wtB&ZteM ?$& sy s?. ; rei iw 2sj( At Top ADMIRAL Hill HENRY B. JACKSON Center GEN. SIR WILLIAM ROB ERT ROBERTSON. Below LORD KITCHENER. y Mentioned For War Secretary Should Present Minister Take the Field. LONDON, Feb. S. David Lloyd George, minister of munitions. Is again being mentioned ns a possible successor to Lord Kitchener. If "K. of K." steps out of the war office. Lord Derby, who directed the recent recruiting campaign. Is ftnother civilian whoso name is con nected with the position. No confirmation of rumors of Kitch ener's Impending resignation Is obtain able from any authoritative source. It Is generally agreed that if he nults his now post will be In Egypt or Meso potamia. Iwo Scotchmen, it Is pointed out to dav. nre now directing the chief opera tions of Great Britain's armies. Sir William Robertson has taken over Kitchener's most important task, that of directing all military operations, and Sir Douglas Halg only recently be came commander-in-chief of the Dritlsh forces in France. A court circular announced that the King yesterday received In audience Premier Asqulth, Sir Henry Jackson, and AInJ. Gen. Charles ICdward Call well. Mr. Asqulth is president of the Im perial defense committee; Sir Henry Jackson Is first sea lord, and General Callwell li director of military Intelli gence. special slgnlllcance Is belfpvod to at tach to the conference of the King with three such Important ch'efs of the war operations. 't Is nlao noted that lxld Kitchener had a long audience with the King a few days ago. Changes of great importance In the direction or War aro contemplated, says the Dally Sketch. Commenting on the new order that tho chief of staff ahnll be responsible for Issuing the orders of tho govern ment regarding mllltarv opcrnt'ons, the Dally Mall saya: ., "Since the creation of tho ministry of munitions no more Important change In th functS6us of the secretary for war has taken plnce.'" Dakota Bishop Named. ROM. Feb. R. -The Rt. Rev. Got v.uml (ierenila l.alei. auxiliary bishop of 5t. Paul, has Wvi n-'.nlmted Rishnp of Iend, S D . it was announced at the VUea today. UMHfflff MA ffi N N CITY, NH00 SAYS Report of Secretary of Treasury to Conferees on Deficiency Bill Scores Foes of Heat Plant Site. Declares Fine Arts Commission Criticisms Are Not in Ac cordance With the Facts In the Case. v "The worst offenders against Washington's sky line, arc the two huge black stacks of the Potomac Electric Power Company, which ribe to an elevation of 200 feet above Pennsylvania avenue and the Mall." This declaration was made by Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo today in a report to the conferees on the urgent deficiency bill, who are considering the power plant project. In the report, requested by Sen ator Martin, after the conferees had visited the site of the central heating, lighting and power plant which is in controversy, the Sec retary calls attentions -that defeat of the Government project might mean enlargement of the plant which he characterized as the worst offender against the sky line. . ISSUE WITH CRITICS. t The pOvr company's proposal to en large Its plant to supply steam to the Government, he declared, contemplated an Investment of $200,000. which tho Gov ernment would eventually have to tako over In enlargement of the Mf.ll area, thus having a plant ndjacent to tho Mall. The Secretary intlnmtes that thla would probably transplte If the power plant project Is killed. Tilt Secretary says that the agency which has prompted opposition to th power plant project is unknown to him. He transmit), draninga and photographs to demonstrate that tho new plant would be Invisible from W per cent oj the observation points from which tho Fne Arts Commission said It uould bo a blot. Taking shary issue with clitics of tho plant's location at Thirteenth and Water streets southwest, mi cathotlo grounds, tho Secretary declares that an audacious effort has been made to nrouse resentment against an alleged effort to outrago estnetKj sensibilities. on false grounds. Secretary McAdoo visited tth site of tho power plant late yesterda, and after nn Inspection dccljred thai oppo sition to such a site for the power plant was preposterous, us tuiv modern building would Improve It. The Secretary takes pointed issue -with tho-e who havo assailed the plant on esthetic grounds. Mr. McAdoo's Report. "lief oi o proceeding to a detailed his tory ot the various legislative steps m connection with this project, I destrn to call your attention to tho following lacla: B some agency unknown to ma a persistent cftort has been mane throughout tne count 1 to nrouso archi tects, engiuccis, civic bodies, un(T tno puolic generally against what Is repre sented as an attempt to uisllgure thn natural beauties ot ashlugton. .fals statements have bucn published through out the country to tno etiect Uiat thl power plantis to be erected on tho ...ui at a point near tn unite House and W nshlngton Monun.cnt. In brief, nn audacious effort has oeen made tot arouse resentment against this ullee.t' eitort to outrage tho esthetic scnaibllw ties of the people of the country. 'l'n fact is that the i ontr il heating, light ing una power plant was authorized oy the Congress 101 t.ie expicsB purpose or lemoving tne ibjeciionuuie condition reierrert to. "It will, In fact, achieve that result Tho power houso will he located on an air Hue one mile and an eighth from tho Whlto House. Uecause of Its lower ele vation and the Intervening embank ment of the trunk line rallronds and the structures of tho o.d and new Bureau of Kngravlng and I'rintiiig. It will be in. visible Horn the Whlto House and tho White Houso grounds. It will bo invis ible from the .treois of the city, ts cept in the immediate vicinity, and from teh other Federal buildings In Wash ington und from the Capitol nnd any point on Pennsylvania uvenue. It will eventually result In the removal of trit smoko stacks und chimneys of other Federal buildings, and the iminkc and gases arising from tholr Individual, and. In many cases. Imperfect genera ting plants. The proposed powor house will be equipped with modern smoke consuming apparatus, which will abso lutely do away with smoke nuisances at that point, thereby accomplishing tho best result of eliminating the ontlre smoke nuisances so far us tho Federal buildings nro concerned. It will not. however, removo the most conspicuous offenders against Washington's sky line, namely, the two huge black iron stacks of the Potomac Electric Power lompauy. at Fourteenth and u strota j r- .