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House and Senate Conferees Agree on $240 Pay Bonus for U. S. Employee
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Government employes rceceiving as j
their basic salary ?".oOO a year or
ess are assured of the $240 increase
f pay for the next fiscal year begin
ning July 1 as a result oT an agree
ment which has been reached on the
legislative bill by the conference com
mittee of the two houses. Employes
of the District government and teach
ers in public schools receive the bene
fits of the increase. The "War Risk
Insurance Bureau employes will get a
bonus of $120 a year.
At the same time, provision is made
for the .-special commission to investi
gate salaries and submit a perman
ent plan for their reclassifipation.
As to the controversy whether
"lame dudes" or members whosi
terms expire Tuesday, shall be on the
commission, that is left to the' Vice
President and Speaker. Employes are
protesting against any but active
members of Congress serving. The
conference report provides the com
mission shall bo made up of two mem
bers of th Senate and two of the
House who served in the Sixty-fifth
A report from the commission, with
. recomendation for standardization
or pay ana increases in some cases
will be forthcoming by next Decern-
ber, when the regular Ion,? session of 1
the new Congress ppciu. The investi
gation extends to employes of the
District, government.
The conferees agreed on a public
building commission to allot space in i
the Government structures in Wash
ington. It is to bo made up of two
, members of the Senate and the House,
the Superintendent of'thc Capitol, the
officer in charge of public buildings
' and grounds, and the Supervising Ar
chitect or acting Supervising Archl-
j tect of the Treasury.
The fact the conference report has
' been agreed on means the legislative j
bill will become a law by the end of ,
this session. That is. while it will j
j take effect July 1, it will not have to
I wait on the extra session for Ilnal j
Ain't It a Grand and Glorious Feelin'?
Copyright. MIS.
by the Tribune
By Briggs
J. El
for having tour hands
in Your pockets
- ano By another officer,
for -salutin6 with
ccgarctte- in your mouth
Wage, increases for 2.000,000 rail
road employes arc involved in wage
schedules being ,considered today at
conferences between Director Gen
eral of Railroads "Walker D. Hines and
representatives of the four brother
hoods. The last increase, which netted the
employes about $350,000,000. was
granted May 25, 1918. The present
demand will not equal this sum. it is
stated unofficially.
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days.
Druggists refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure Itching,
Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
Piles. Stops Irritation; Soothe?
and Heals. You can get restful
sleep after the first application.
Price. 60c.
Shipyard workers will not fare so
well as railroad employes, since Uncle
Sam goes out of business on March
31, as labor adjuster for them. It will
be up to the yards after that date to
settle heir own labor disputes, says
Charles Piez, general manager of the
Emergency Fleet Corporation. An' ef
fort will be made to have district ad
justment boards formed to handle lo
cal disputes.
The Government, it became known
last night, has spent more than $300,
000,000 paying wage Increases under
the Macy adjustment board's schec-ules.
- IF RnallY one Day
You Deceive- Your,
for havimg the qyjER--
Awed Visitors Listen to
"Pretty Baby" Played by
Wireless Phonograph
I Uncle Sam lifted the lid from his box
ft electrical wonders put at the Bu
reau of Standards last night and per
mitted a hundred or more visitors to'
peep Into the hitherto Jealously guard
ed mysteries of-America's latest mar
jvels of invention.
The Government permitted a. limited
1 number of .visitors to visit the bureau
to see a specially- arranged exhibit show-
Ing the electrical devices that hastened
the downfall of the Kaiser's armies.
Talking to Paris and Berlin by wire
less. H"ing an auditorium with music
automatically made by the caller and
the phone bell at the number called is
rung at intervals of about fifteen see
ends until the call is answered o.
until the party" making the call break
the circuit by hanging up "his re
ceiver. 2,000 Turas a MlnHte.
TJie apparatus set up for demon
strating the synchronization of a, ma
chine gun with the anpiui.e jvpeti -was
put into actual operation, and a.
belt of cartridges was fired througl.
metai piate affixed to
transmitted bvrndn-tet.nfcnn , '""?' """ a proeue
bui,dm iwJi h,,..r"A;r-r,:"-t "vowing at a speed of 2,980 revola
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labor leaders and the Government,
the War Labor Board is adjusting
minor disputes in various industries.
The' board, last night -announced a
I shorter working day has been grant-
ed marine workers In all New York
Cooking ability is judged only by harbor craft operated by the Govern-
ths tasto. Wilkins Perfect Coffee ment and tl,e Ked Star Towing and
ran be relied upon to please all the Transportation Company. There is
. fu ,i;i i: no increase in wages.
To avert serious consequences as a
result of possible industrial unrest,
Frank Morrison, secretary of the
American Federation of Labor, has
offered a recommendation that build- .
ing projects of the Government be de- j
layed no longer. Carrying out of the i
building program this year would
offer employment to many and do ,
much to relieve the situation, he says J
Secretary Morrison's recommenda- '
tion was made on a cable gram from '
live members of the executive council '
of the federation who are now in Eu
rope making a study of working con- .
ditions there. pp.lmvi: vy nr. ti, .i i..
, While, various phases of the situa- i ,1m,j , . ' , '.." ', , .."
: , .. . ...... decided to ask the Japanese legation
iiiii rtr iiriMiiivini' in arinnrinn nr i - -
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0h-h-h- boy! 5
aijO't it a GR-KJAHD
5l7?v .
talking through thin air over wireless
telephones; firing a stream of machine
gun bullets Jhrough a. propellor "making
2.000 revolutions a, minute these were
So mo of the marvels that made the vis
J itors gasp.
TT C5 .. n .
puring the closing months of the war
the Cerman artillerymen were confused
and astonished by the accuracy of the
American gunners, made possible by an
instrument exhibited last night. This
Instrument, known as a sound ranger,
consisted of three stations set up in the
front line trenches. "When a German
J gun opened fire the sound waves sent out
ncic ifw:vcu uiu revurucu automatically
by each of the three stations.
Then a mathematically inclined ar
tillery officer at each 'Station would
plot the position of the gun with re
lation to the other two stations and
within five minutes American shells
would' 2egin dropping in to visit the
German gun crew with immediate and
disastrous resn I s. "It w. j-
At this speed the tiss
of the propeller blade travel at a
speed of seven miles a- minute, or 43ft
miles an hour. Yet none of the bailor
holes in the metal plate were witVii
six Inches of the blades.
By the use of the radio telepl
an aviator .can locate the exs
tion of a landing field wltit-vhlch h-.
is unfamiliar, even onthe darkeec
night, by means of a Iftrge electric col
throwing off sound waves, which art
intensified by the approach of the air
plane. The closer the pilot ap
proaches the ' field the louder th
nQise he hears.
Henry P. Davison has consented,' it
the request of President Wilson, In
remain at the head of Red Cross r
tivlties as chairman, until the wof&l
conference of Red Cross cx;ft! wi
fecting this device that Ca'pt," Ernest have completed Its deliberations at
welbei, of tne juretu of jauua.us.i uene. wnicn win do thirty days
"era peace ueciarauon is signed.
Since the Red Cross War Council
ceases to exist on March 1, Chairman:
Davison would no longer be connected
with the Red Cross. He will devote
his entire time to the projected worli
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gave hi3 life on the western front.
, 3Iulc Through Air.
1 One -of Ihe most Interesting fea-
turcs tomany of thevisitdrs was the
I transmission of music -through the
air. A scronn of ign& r-T. -n
and nay radio men grouped about
a radio-telepnone set in a time loviin
in' the wireless building played
. "Pretty Baby," and other musical
! hits on a phonograph placed before
i the mouthpiece of the wireless phone.
. The music was transformed into
electric waves and passed, through
Acceptances of the invitation to stated today, but they will be present j the air to the other phone let placed
oftAfi4 Vm. -. , .
i ir , tl frr, 7 if, " 7, Z only as listeners, and will not speak,
in todav from tn phipf nTpciivonnn r
' ... - vv v v. .MHVb C?.4 Vl w.f. .
octrciury ui Lkiuor viiaon touay
nearby States, and it is dielieved that
when the meeting opens in the East
loom of the White House next Mon
day morning there will be at least
thirty-five in attendance.
Roger W. Babson, who has taken
charge of arrangements for the con-
1 Terence, today telegraphed the gover
was at work on a speech to be de
livered before the conference either
Monday afternoon or Tuesday fore
noon, and in which he is expected to
urge the resumption, to as great an
extent as possible, of public works
and buildings.
time the
daily roasting assures '
A". Everit Macy, head of the so
called Macy adjustment board, which
,ias prepared wage schedules for
nany industries engaged in Govern
ment work, acted as umpire in the
i.arine workers' dispute in New York.
About 16,000 workers arc involved.
for 37.000,000 yen, the balance of the
20,000.000 yen ($10,000,000) loan ,con
tracted last September for the Chfne.se
war participation bureau.
This action was taken at the in
stance 01 tne military party to rurthtr i
the purposes of the national defense '
army, which many fear is beinx
trained to light the south and control
the President.
It is hoped that the publication of
this Chinese action will prevent pay
ment under the unratified agreements '
which have ben submitted to the
peace conference.
nors. urclnc that throusrh the nress
speed up tne peace machine. 0f their States they gather as manyi
This is expected to be the burden suci-estions as possible as to public Tooting a born on Armistice Day
of the message President Wilson will sentiment on the great problem of) did not end your part In winning a
impress upon the governors of many' reconstruction facing the nation. peace vrlth victory, raying your In
states summoned here for a recon- Members of the Cabinet will attend I come tnx make, nor, .ni nni. !,.
and. the session Tuesday afternoon, it was looting a horn.
slruction conference on March
in the bureau auditorium. Here the
electrical waves were transformed
once more to sound waves, increased
In volume, and the visitors seated in
various parts of the audit6rium were
treated to an aerated rendition of the
music which was being created many
yards away. By this arrangement
Washington merrymakers will soon
bo able to dance to the music made
by an orchestra on one of New York's
roof gardens.
Among other wirejess, radio, and
telephone exhibits was an automatic
telephone switchboard of the kind
proposed not long ago for Washing
ton. By this device connections. are
Basil M. Manly, joint chairman of
the War Labor Board with ex-Presf
dent William H. Taf t, will address tb
employes of the National Capital
Press, the Army and Navy Register
and the Government Advertiser at "Hu
entertainment Saturday night in th
rooms of the Washington Chamber of
Commerce, 611 Twelfth street north
west. He will speak on Moving pic
tures of current events. Music, danc
ing and refreshments will comply
the program.
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(.old. Silver, ntul I'lntinum Parchased
tor 3Ianufacturlns Purpose.
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, now in '
Europe, was the target of an attack t
last night by "Uncle Joe" Cannon in I
i2eUtSB T,'at fT h,d n China "i
States today." ' raan valuable Chinese concessions is '
. (strengthened by nearly eighty j
Save Your
Without them you'd be
helpless. Thousands of peo
ple are nelectin their eyes
and impairing their vision
yet do not realize it.
Our Optometrist
Dr. Kingston will ex
amine your eyes and ad
vise you as to their care
without charge.
If glasses are required he
will lit you properly, and
the very moderate charge
may be paid 50c weekly, if
you wish.
935 Penna. Ave.
LONDON. Feb. 26. Industrial pearr
or industrial war hangs by a thread.
in the opinion of close observers of
the situation. It was announced to
day by Premier Lloyd George th.it
the threatcncU general strike, involv
ing lf a million workers, had been
postponed from March 15 to March
30. and that the disposition of the
leaders was to abide by a decision of
the government investigating com-
American competition is pointed I
by the press as a danger to the
threatened British strike. The work
crs contend they do not want a strike,
J "but are determined on justice."
treaties of far-reaching import is th:,
information received in Washington.
Many of these agreements, it is
stated, date back several years and
give Japan various concessions, in
cluding railways. mineral lands,
steamship lines, commercial privi
leges,, and financial preferences. Up
to this time, the existence of many
of these treaties had been a secret
. Interest in the District dne for
j $150,000 for the American fund for
i relief in the near east, is rapidly
crystalizing in the opinion of Com
missioner W. Gwynn Gardiner, chair
man of the executive committee.
"Although no derinitc announce
ment of the amount subscribed has
been made by Eugene K. Thompson,
the treasurer of the drive, the re
turns are satisfactory and the city
is expected to subscribe nearly all
of the assigned quota." said Mr. Gar
diner today.
Speakers at Washington theater.)
last nignt collected more than SI. 000
for the fund.
Conditions of actual famine in Pal
estine, with thousands of persons dy
ing, were revealed by Sergeant Wil
liam White, a veteran of the Gal
lipoli battles and Allenby's campaigns
in me noiy j,ancj, at a meeting of
the D. A. It. yesterday.
The needs and purposes of the fund
were outlined by Judge William 11.
De Lacy in a talk at the new K. of
C. hut at Seventh street and Penn
sylvania avenue, last night.
Charles W. Darr. chairman of the
meetings committee, announced today
inai sunnay artcrnoon had been set
as the tentative date for a mass meet
ing in the interests of the relief
fund, at the Liberty Hut. Union Sta
tion Plaza.
Dr. G. W. Munter. of New York,
a member of the American commit
tee for relief in the near east, who
has been in the Holy Land, will
FREDERICK. Md.. Feb. 26. Last
jJuly Mrs. Fannie Rodgcrs, Emmits
j burg, Md., believing herself to be
' free from marriage bonds, permitted
herself to be wooed, won. and wedded
, by a soldier, Charles Frederick Ord-
uay, Emmltsburg. I
A few months later her husband of
tishteen years standing heard of the
' nuptials and had lu wife arrested
V-.-terday Mrs. ltodgers wa& con
victed of bigamy. Her defense ua.
tliat her husband had written and '
told her that he had obtained a di- ,
I vorce.
Finding a
for the Producer
It may take morr thnn two jeur
to demobilize our fiRlititiK force, and
until that tliur the (iotrrnmrnt will ,'
need ojur money. Keep jour A. 5. is. i
pledge and buy more W. S. S. i
Don't try to fool Your nt...l......
( ! rlierlnK the returning Kolitlrr.s n(J
orsetllnc to pay jour Income tnx
j An income tnx evader hasn't nmeb on
"i"? of ibr othrr Pro-Germana.
"Pape's Cold Compound"
operfs clogged nose and
head and ends grippe.
Relief comes instantly.
A dose taken every two hour'
unm three Uo.ses ar taken will ud
grippe misery, and break up a
c-vere cold eithc.- in the head, chest,
body or limbs.
It promptly opens clopsed up nos
trils and air passages in the head,
stops na.sty discharge or nose run
ning, relieves sick headache, aull
ness, feverishness. sore throat
sneezing, soreness and stiffness.
Don't stay stuffed upi Quit blow
ing and snuffling! Ease your throb
bing head! Nothing else In the
world gves such prompt relief as
i-apes .oi(i roinpouiwr which
costs only a few cents at anv drug
rtt.ir . It acts without asyiVfai--e,
tistej: nle i"(ini"t nt inconvenience!
Be sure you g-n the genuine.
AT ITHOUT a market, agriculture could not be the basis of our national prosperity
that it is. Marketing turns production into wealth and those agencies that help
farmers find profitable outlets are important aids to the country's welfare. Stripped of all
discussion, the function of the packers is to find markets. Because of their success in doing
this, Armour and Company are today "The American Farmer's Biggest Customer."
forward to the tables of the nation. As the Interstate
Commerce Commission in its report of August last says:
"The carriers (railroads) of the country could not so
effectively handle the entire refrigerator car equipment
as is now done by the intervention of private owners.
The meat packer could no More do business on an
economical and efficient basis without his private cars
than he could without his modern equipped refining
or packing plant."
Marketing, however, does not consist merely in tak
ing what producers offer and selling it Scientific selling
must begin with the best growing of these foods the.
country most needs. To this end our Farm Bureau
was inaugurated as a point of contact with growers
and to help bring about a better understanding of
mutual problems.
And it is largely because Armour and Company are
thus continuously working to market the products of the
American farm that you are sure of steady food supply.
Understanding this, you must appreciate that in asking
your dealer for Armour Products, you are lending your
support to a system that works to the country's economic
good and to your own best interest
Outlets must be maintained for normal supply.
Foreign sales must be developed for excess yield. In
a shortage of any product, acceptable alternatives must
be distributed to relieve the need and to keep markets
ready when the yield is again heavy. Fresh commodities
which will not bear transportation, and would thus be
unprofitable to produce, must be packaged for reserve
use elsewhere. There must be manufacture and sale
of all by-products. And these are among the services
which Armour and Company render one of the
economic reasons why we handle food in so many
different forms.
To perform efficiently, our entire system has to
operate as a whole. It will not function piecemeal Our
preparation plants, at points where foods are grown,
would become choked without our four hundred Branch
Houses absorbing production. Our Branches, carrying
the several days' reserve supply that makes users well
nigh independent of railroad uncertainties, must con
tinually wage a competitive fight for sales. We must
finance producers for the thirty, sixty or ninety days
necessary pay cash for raw products, and then pre
pare, transport and sell on customary credits. Our
refrigerator cars have to be steadily carrying the supply
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