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THE BUNGALOW YOU WANT With a yard for the kiddies and rooms just right to suit Friend Wife may be listed today among The Times "To Rent" Ads. INVESTIGATE NOW. THE JOB QUESTION SETTLED Washington's patriotic firms are putting re leased soldiers to work and through the Want Ad pages are offering these job seekers an oppor tunity to pick and choose from a WIDE FIELD OF DESIRABLE VACANCIES. aattgfora me SECTION TWO. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 1919. SECTION TWO. WxtW Citizens Association To Test Legality of Two-Cent Transfers By BILL PRICE. The Kenilworlh Citizens' Association, through a com mittee of three, has determined to test the legality of the 2-cent transfer order of the Public Utilities Commission, and several prominent attorneys are being consulted about the matter. In the event the committee, which is headed by R. S. Field, obtains proper encouragement from the attorneys consulted and feels that it will be able to meet the financial obligations that will be entailed, it will proceed to have a test submitted to the courts, brought in the names of citi zens as individuals or otherwise, as deemed best. Calls Charge Illegal. Henry E. Davis, whose prominence at the local bar entitles his views to great weight, unequivocally asserts that the Utilities Commission had no authority to impose a transfer charge, and acted illegally. Mr. Davis insists that the charters of the railway companies fix a flat fare at which passengers are to be transported between any two points and provide free transfers on lines of the same road so that the destina tions may be reached for one fare. He declares that the Public Utilities act conferred no powers to impose transfer or zone charges, but merely the power to change unjust, unrea sonable or insufficient rates that is, the power to substitute one flat rate for another. Conrad Syme, counsel for the Utili ties Commission, is equally emphatic in saying that a charge for transfers Is a rate-making power which Con gress intended the commission to have in fact, gave to that body: that courts have everywhere held that a transfer charge is part of rate mak ing. Insist on Through Cars. Kenilworth citizens, like those di rectly affected by tne transfer order, are greatly dissatisfied with its opera tions, and a committee from that body today conferred with the Utilities Commission to insist upon through cars to the center of the city instead of being compelled to transfer to and I from a shuttle car or any other car. The committee, composed of A. J. Waskom, S. J. Clarke. George C. Lyle, Mrs. C3rneliusT3arber,' and Mrs. L Helen Fowler, told the Commis sioners that the people of that su burb emphatically "refuse" to con sider a shuttle car operating be tween Kenilworth and Kenilworth Junction, on the main line of the Co lumbia railway. The association had taken the matter of its car service up with the commission, and had re ceived a polite letter suggesting that by accepting a shuttle car arrange ment no transfer charge would be imposed. Built By ClUren. Appearing personally today, the committee told the commission that the Kenilworth line had been built by citizens and presented as a gift to the W. It. and E.: that for many years, until the war came on. they had through" car service to Fifteenth street and New York avenue: that they consented to a shuttle car serv Judge Hardison Returns Confiscated Liquor, First Time Since Bone Dry Law Judge Hardison. in the United States Branch of the Police Court, today, for rhe first time since the Reed bone-dry law became effective, ordered the re turn of liquor confiscated from a man who brought it into the District t was in the case of Morris Lvi. n aged man who went td Baltimore to get some liquor for his sick wife without the necessary physician's or der He brought back K Washing ton on May 22 six quarts of whiskey and was arrested by Policeman Frank Bernhardt, of the Ninth Precinct. He told Judge Hardison of his wife's ill ness and was placed on probation af ter a fine of $100 was assessed in lieu .f a Mixt-da jail sentence George Burdine forfeited $25 collat ral when he did not appear in court on a charge of a violation of the Reed fbone-drj amendment He was arrest ed b Foluc Srpeaiit La u ten and De $322,000 SOUGHT BY SI. ELIZABETH'S A supplemental estimate of an ap propriation of $322,000 required for buildings and grounds at St. Eliza beth's Hospital for the Insanohas been inbmitted to Congress by the Depart ment of the Interior. Dr. William A. White, superintend nt of the hospital, sets forth the oeede of the Institution in an accom panying letter. An appropriation of UOO.OOO is asked for the erection of a laboratory. Another appropriation of 1222,000 i sought for the erection of ' nine staff buildings. In which to pro vide quarters fcr orfjclaip and em ployes of the Institution. Tho appro priations are estimated for lac Cecal rear ending June 30. 1320. ice during the war only: that such a service is highly unsatisfactory for the reason that it dumps passengers at a junction where there is no pro tection from the weather and prac tically no police protection for wom en who may be traveling at night, as many who are Government workers are required to do. The committee also objects to through cars from Kenilworth to Fif teenth and H streets, where transfer charges would be collected. The committee strongly presents the idea that a transfer charge is ab solutely a discrimination and has no equities. The point is made that through cars are run from the Treas ury to the District line, three miles beyond Kenilworth. Routine of Cam. The same point is made by other communities which may happen to be served by lines which transfer while other communities much farther away from the center of the city are given through cars. Tt is a matter largely of convenience to the railway lines, it is declared, but the result is that part of the population is penalized by transfer charges while another part is not subject to these payments, there being no particularly strong reasons why this should be so. The question is simply one of routing of cars. Members of the committee said that they would have preferred to see a straight six-cents fare all over Washington, with Improved service, rather than a transfer charge which the railway people claim will not bring in enough money to enable them to give better service. To pay a transfer charge without adequate service is a double injury to the pub lics, it was declared. Georsetovtn and Tenleytovrn Changes. The commission meets formally to morrow to take up the Kenilworth complaint, along with proposals for changes in service on the Georgetown and Tenleytown line and the branch running from it through American University to the District line at Massachusetts avenue. Cars now run fifteen minutes apart between Somer set, Md., and Thirty-second and M streets. The headway may be in creased to twelve minutes. A rearrangement of the American University line is expected, but the patrons will be protected against two transfers in traveling between the District line and city points or re verse. tective Delamico as he alighted from a Washington, Baltimore and Annapo lis car with a quart of whiskey and three bottles or ber Ho told them his home is in Baltimore and that he came over here for a "party " Carrying a crying baby about eight months old. Mamie ftm;th. colored, was arraigned in court on a charge of bringing twenty quarts of liquor into the District. With her was Harry Mitchnar and James Glbb. also colored, who were helping her carry the liquor, so officers testified. The men were carrying whiskey in hot-water bags, it was charged The woman declared the booze all be longed to her. She told Judge Hardi son that she was on her way to New port News, to be prepared "for the drouth." The case was taken under advisement and will re continued un til the probation officers can make an investigation of her case. ; "GUN TOTER" GETS YEAR SENTENCE The fight against "gun tofers" was given Imoetus in the Unites States j branch of police court this morning I when Judge Hardison sentenced Rob- lert Burgess, colored, to serve a year In Jail for carrying a revolver. It was alleged that he flourished the gun in the street before Blanche Smith, also colored. He made no excuses, but did protest when the court said 564 days. John Dance, colored, was sen tenced to sixty days In Jail, but was placed on probation by the court when ho testified that ho carried a pistol to keep It from hi wlfo, who ha1 threatened nulcldo. He was fined $50 for assaulting: hie wife. D. C. COMMISSIONER DIES IN JERSEY v svfXc. cSr kkEfkH E" iLBm BRIG GEN JOHN E. D KNIGHT. Former Engineer Commissioner of the District, who died of heart trouble last night. Brig. Gen. John E. D. Knight, U. S. A., retired, former Engineer Commis sioner of the District, died of heart trouble at Fair Oak .Sanitarium. Sum mit, N. J., last night, according to word received by the Dntrlct Com missioners today. For the past ten years. General Knight has been suffering from heart trouble. Mrs. Knight was with her husband at the sanitarium. Funeral services will be held tomorrow after noon at 2 o'clock at West I'oint- The general was seventy-five years old and was retired as brigadier gen eral on January 21. 11)10. When the war broke out he volunteered, was called into active service and ap pointed Engineer Commissioner of the District on July 10, 1917. succeed ing Lieut. Col. Charles F. Kutz. At the meeting of the Board of Commissioners this morning a reso lution was passed expressing sympa thy for the family of General Knight. General Knight was born In Eng land. He came to this country in 1850. going to St. Louis, Mo. He at tended Washington University, re ceived two degrees, and in 1S01 was appointed to the United States Mili tary Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1808 and was appointed second lieutenant. General Knight is survived by his wife, Mrs. J. E. Knight, and two daughters, Mrs. G. B. Howell, of Wheeling, W. Va., and Mrs. V. B. Ladue. of Philadelphia. Both daugh Urs are married to colonels in the chief engineer'.- office The general's grandson. iern P Knight, of the Westmoreland apartments, was re cent appointed to West Point. NURSES ISSUE LAST CALL FOR HERS The Instructive Visiting Nurse So ciety will close its membership drive tomorrow. Today the society sends out a last call for new members at $1, 52, 35. and $10 a year. The May report of the society shows that 2.77S rails were made by nurses during that month Of this total. 1.655 were for nursing ptir-pose-s. and the remainder to give in struction in hygiene and sanitation. The total numbf-r of patients under care In May was .1 lj. of which 223 were new patients Tho wishing to Kin the society are requet-d t-. ffn'l hecks for membership f er t. Mrs A. P Gard ner. Instructive Vinting Nurse So ciety, 1-113 G street northwest. Dr It Ti Ashworth. rhief Food Inspector of the District Health De partment, today announced his force of inspectors were prepared to pros ecute managers of twenty down-town soda fountains this week "During the last week." Dr Ash worth said. "We have sworn nut warrants against twenty dealers charging them with violation of the District Sterilization laws. Practi cally every Btoro on F street be tween Ninth nnrt Fifteenth haH been the subject of an Investigation dur ing the last ten elayH. AVo have re ceived criticisms from a number of persons stating we wern not making cases of stores on Ninth street who violate the sterilization law. As a matter of fact, wo havo u case against the manager of nearly every store on that street" The campaign to clean up Wash ington's soda fountains was begun last week and Hcvonal inspectors were assigned especially to this work. This campaign will continue all lummnr, Dr. Aohworth aya, and ho bellvna It will brlnir wonderful re sults. Money means work. Don't labor for (ririalltlcs. Save tout loito and bay Stamps. GEN. KNIGHT DIES IN N. I. SANITARIUM TO PROSECUTE 20 SODAFOUNTAIN MEN D.C.EK TOOPPOSENEW SCHOOL LAWS Reorganized Public Education Committee Will Meet Tomor row Night. The reorganization of public edu cation committee of the High Teach-er- Union will hold its first meeting tomorrow. The purpose of the committee is to prepare and offer a substitute for the present school laws of the, District, to be presented to the Congressional committee now conducting an in quiry into the Washington school system. The formation of the committee comes as a result of the controversy which has raged between the Board of Education and the teachers for the past four months. Neither Miss Alice Deal, president of the High School Teachers' Union, nor Miss Maude Alton, president of the Grade School Teachers' Union, will act as chairman of the commit tee. It is expected that one of the members elected to the committee on the teachers recently will be named chairman at the meeting tomorrow. Mis Deal n Member. Miss Deal, however, as president of one of the teachers' unions, will be a member of the committee. Action -on endorsing the campaign for reorganization of public education is being withheld for the present by the Grade School Teachers' Union, it is understood. If the grade school teachers finally decide to co-operate with the high scnool mentors as they have in the past the formation of a joint reorganization committee will be considered. Filing of the answer of the Board of Education to the petition of Miss Wood, asking for the rescinding of the board resolution suspending her for her discussion of current events with students, is still being delayed. Paul E. Lcsh, attorney for Miss Wood, and Assistant Corporation Counsel Frances Stephens, who has consented to defend the Board of Ed ucation's actions, expect to be ablo to clear up the question of facts some time this week. If an agreement is reached In this matter the court will be asked to de cide only the legality of the board's action and the case will not be clouded by conflicting statements. Labor Backs Teachers. Further support to the teachers In their efforts to reform the system of public education In Washington was given by the Central Labor Union at its meeting last night. Frank Cole man. Miss Elizabeth Hayden, Miss Susanne Ulrich, B. W. Payne and Henry Nolda were named as members of u standing committee on schools This committee is empowered to co-operate with the teachers in any movement for the betterment of the Washington public schools. Organized labor in Washington has already Indorsed the campaign of the instructors against the present n-glme in the Board of Education. IS OPENED TODAY Raspberry season opened today. Farmers began arriving at the markets early this morning with the berries which arc elnw sold to re tailers for from 33 to 45 cents per quart. with 35 cents prevailing. These prices are about the same as those prevailing last year. This means that raspberries will be sell ing on the fruit stands of the city from 40 to 50 cents per quart. Today also marked the largest strawberry day of the season. The prices are probably the lowest this season From 15 to 30 cents a quart, according to quality, with most of the sales at 20 to 25 cents per quart Eggs have also dropped from 3 to 1 cents a dozen List week 53 and r , , .. j i . n nis we ri asKca ror a aozen, 'onijiDTa should now be able to purchase them for 50 cents per dozen. F TO SPEAK FOR ERIN A mnsn meeting to further tho c-itiso of Ireland In her fight for solf j'etermlnntlon will be held In Liberty II lit, Saturday night at 8 o'clock. Many noted Americans including prominent speakers will be on th plntform. The plann for the meeting were completed yesterday, and an elabor ate musical program has been ar ranged Mi-rnhcrs of Congress and tho Supreme Court and local court judges hae been Invited to sit on the platform JuBtiee Daniel F. Cohalan. of New York. Patrick H. O'Donnell. of Wash ington.' Mrs. John A. Logan, and Father Duffy. chaplain of the "Fighting 6&th," New York City's famous regiment of Irish, who has been decorated with the Distinguish ed Hei-vlca Cross by tho United States, and the Croix do Guerro by Franeo, will speak. DANCIfl AT BASTHIlSf HIOH, A community dance will be given, tonight at 8:30 o'eloeU. at Eaatorn High School. RA Y SEASON GHAPLAN Deathbed Applications. For Soldier Insurance Valid, War Risk Rules Director Gholmeley-Jones. of the War Risk Bureau, announced yesterday that deathbed applica tions for insurance by men in the military services would be con sidered valid. The director ordered that all claims for insurance which have been refused on the ground that the applicant was mortally III at the time he took out his policy should be reconsidered and pay ment made If the policy was otherwise legal. B Appointment of committees on the selection of a site and the drawing up of plans for the recently organized City Club will occur In the near fu ture, Judging from the progress In the enrollment of new members as re ported last night at a meeting of the leaders of the movement at the Com mercial Club. As soon as the 1,000 membership mark is reached, attention to these Important phases of the project will be focused; and it was confidently predicted last night that the 1,000 mark would be reached next Monday. The ultimate membership goal Is 1,500, and approximately half of this number of members already has been secured. The remarkable possibilities of the club as an asset both to the citizens, individually, and to the city as a unit, were emphasized by Milton E. Atles, chairman of the finance committee, who said that the people do not fully realize the Importance of the under taking. "Clubs ordinarily tend toward class distinction and one-sided interests," said Mr. Ailes. "They tend to decen tralize. The City Club, however, will bring about a centralization, a com munity of Interest. It will bring down class lines. It will enable men to meet not merely the colleagues In their profession or business, but men of other callings and other interests. The project is the greatest ever started in Washington, for it means better understanding between the peo pie. It will work toward tho security and success of the people of the Cap ital." The growth of the club from 28S to 722 members in less than a month was reviewed by J. A. Whitfield, presi dent of the club, who presided. Announcement was made that Chas. F. Nesbit, second vice chairman ot the committee on membership appli cations, had been called from the city by business and that a successor to the Important post would be appoint ed within a few days Six additional captains of teams also will be ap pointed to take the place of business men compelled to leave the city tem porarily. It was hinted by Mr. Whitfield that after the membership of 1,500 is raised and the $1,000,000 clubhouse Is erected It might be possible to en large the number of members and lower the dues; but he said that the plan would not be considered immedi ately. Charles "W. Semmes, chairman of the membership committee, suggested the appointment of one or two lieu tenants on each team to assist the captains. Plans also were discussed for a Keneral meeting of all new members In the near future. District Health officials today are confident they have the smallpox sit uatlon at the District Jail well in hand. The Health Officer expects no additional cases. The six cases discovered Sunday which caused Dr. William C Fowler. District Health Officer, to place a sixteen-day quarantine on the Jail, are reported as recovering. The admittance of prisoners to the jail is being allowed In spite of the quarantine. Dr. Fowler recommended against this procedure. With every prisoner and employe vaccinated and with every cell disin fected. Dr. Fowler does not believe It possible for tho disease to spread In tho Institution. Suspected cases aro being isolated and watched TO ELECT T A community secretary will be elected thin evening by resident of Park Vlnw, with a view of extending over tho city tho schemo of commu nity buying which for almost two yearn has been successful In that nrc tlon. A successor to J G. McGrath, who started the plan, is to be chosen hy voto of every grown person in the community. The balloting will begin early in the school building. Tho Park View Orchestra will piny. Congressman Dan Iteed, of New York, and Eugene Hartly, of the Census Bureau, will speak. JfKBn HOOKS AT FOIIT MYfjn, Many hooka are needed at Fort Mjor, Vm Post library, fop use of the soldiers, Thona wishing to .m trlbate to the library tolophone West 3000, and a wagon will be sent for them. fflT UB TO PS LANS UDNG THINKS SMALLPOX CHECKED IN JAIL PARK VIEW C T NS TNIGB A N FOR ACI Children to Be Withdrawn From Colored Schools as Result of Board's Failure to Act. Condemning the "dilatory tactics' of the Board of Education in the case of Roscoe C. Bruce, assistant supcrln tendent of schools, the Parents League, composed of 20,000 Washing ton residents, is prepared to take drastic action at Its mass meeting in the Metropolitan A. M. E. Church tonight. The Rev. Dr. JamesE. Pinn. one of the officials of the league declared today there Is a possibility of the members of the Parents League Ira mediately withdrawing their children from the colored public schools. If the children are kept In the schools until the end of the present scholastic term, officials of the Par ents' League state that in all prob ability action will be taken to picket the colored schools and the Franklin School in protest against the atti tude of the Board of Education. Board Took No Action. "Every citizen of Washington knows by this time that the Board of Education has been given an oppor tunity to settle the controversy," said Dr. Pinn. "Both Mr. Bruce's op ponents and his defenders have ap pealed for a hearing. The assistant superintendent wants his name clear ed If the charges against him are un just. The Parents' League wants him removed If the charges are Just. But the Board of Education has re fused to listen to the double appeal, which carries with It the approval of 100,000 residents of Washington. "Whllo the officials of the Parents' League are advising against haste In the matter of removing nearly 25.000 colored children from the schools, frankly the rank and file of the or ganization has become so aroused over the Injustice of the board that action appears necessary- "Never in the history of the United States has any organization of pub lic officials so consistently Ignored the appeals and demand of the peo ple, whose Interests they are sup posed to protect as the Washington Board of Education. "When the board indicated that tl" Bruce matter would be taken up and finally settled In the way best suited to the interests of the colored public schools, the parents' league temporar ily abandoned all plans for a strike In the colored schools. Action Unavoidable. "The board, however, has avoided the Issue so long, that some action to bring the affair to the attention of Congress and the nation If necessary seems unavoidable. "I would not be surprised to see the parents' league vote at Its mass meeting tonight to withdraw nearly 25.000 colored school children from the public schools. Action will prob ably be asked on the plan to picket the colored schools apd the Franklin School Dr. John Van Schalck. jr., Mrs. Susie Root Rhodes and Fountain Pey ton, are the only members of the board. In the opinion of those Inti mately acquainted with the contro versy, who are endeavoring to do their duty, as public officials. In the storm which Is now raging in the public school system of Washington." Summons were Issued today by the Parents' League to all of the 20.000 members of tho organization to at tend the mass meeting In the Metro politan A. M. E. Church tonight. All the members cannot be accom modated In the building, but several overflow meetings will be held to ac quaint the colored people of the pres ent state of affairs in the colored pub lic schools. D. C. LABORERS TO GET WAGE RAISE "No strike of District employes." This la the statement made today by Joseph Hurloy, prosldont of the City Employes Association. Mr. Hurloy stated that his associa tion had presented propositions to r.icut. Col. Charles F. Kutz, Engi neer CommlrtBionor of the District, which had boon glvon fr.lrent con sideration. "Colonel Kutz hoa agrood," Mr. Hurloy snya, "to slvo por dlom labor ers a srale of wanes which will bo -qulvalont to the wralo paid by prl vato conccrnn. Thin ehanse In wages will take place after July 1." Am to th dci-reano In pay which hn.i thrrmtonrd (iomo District em plnyen, Mr. Hurley states that the tnattor will be taken up with the Senate subcommittee on District Ap .irnprlntlonii. Colonel Kutz. accord ing to Mr. Hurley. Is doing all In his power to prevent the decrease, which will be necessary unless Congress appropriates additional money. I.KAVES MONKY KOIt SHAFT. Mary Ann Spencer, in her will dated August 1. 101". filed for probate today in the office of the Register of Wills, leaves Jtt.OOO to Mary A, Deffenhaugh. ind 61.000 to Martiaret L Wallace, of New York. Hhu directs that the rest of the estain be expended on a vault and a ruilahlu monument. The Amer ican Security and TrtiBt Company ia named executor. Testatrix died Jvna S last. N A YANK SURGEON GETS BRITISH HONOR TvFSBX3z-xsTsmizs . wsrtr ..-wwi wsm -S MAJ. GEN. M. W. IRELAND, Who has received the Cross of the Companion of the Bath, awarded by the British govern ment in the name of King George, in recognition of his services In the war as chief surgeon of the American expeditionary forces. A public hearing on the award of a ?15.30-a-week minimum wage to women employed in the printing and publishing trades of the District by the minimum wage board will be held In the board room of the District building Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock. This public hearing is required by law thirty days after approval of the findings of the minimum wage conference by tho board. As this wage was unanimously recommend ed by the conference of employers, employes, and the public, and unani mously approved by the board. It is not believed that there will be any objections raised at the hearing. Provided there are no reasonable objections brought forth Friday, the employers will be given sixty days to adjust their payrolls and put the new scale Into effect. This will not affect employes who are already receiving ?1B.50 or more a week, but will be fixed as a mini mum wage women and girls employ ed in those trades can be paid. This probably will be put into effect about the middle of August Apprentices in these trades will re ceive not less than $8 a week for the first three months, $9 for the second. $11 for the third, and $12 for the fourth three months. The Catholic University Alumni re union, which began today, will con tinue through this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow. Registration exer cises were hold this morning in the reception room In Gibbons Hall. This afternoon a general meeting of the alumni will be held in tho as sembly room In McMahon Hall. The feature of this afternoon's actlvl'- will be tho dedication of the athletic field In memory of Capt. Edward L Kllllon. one of the university's war heroes Tho nlumnl will attend tho com mencement exorcises of the university tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock, when degrees will bo conferred. Ath letic evonts and an "at-home" In the athletic director's office will conclude the activities. RECORD SUNDAY CROWD AT TIDAL BASIN BEACH An attendance of 5.500 men. wom en and children was recorded at the Tidal Bathing Beach test Sunday, it was announced yesterday. This is the largest number of persons to at tend tho beach In any one day since its opening last year. Inadequate locker facilities caused hundreds to wait for more than an hour. Wilbur M, Apple, head life guard, has announced swimmingf meets for Katisrday, June !1. A meet will be hold in thfa morning for bays under als-toen and in thB nfternaen tor men, Hntry blanks may be obtained at the beach In the next few hrys. 4; v - i JclSfe 14. $$ ' & HEARING FRIDAY ON NEWWEN'SIAGE CATHOLIC ALUMNI HOLDING REUNION WILL ADJUST cm NAVY WORKERSTAY Wage Boards to Study Condi tions Among Civil Service Employes in Navy Yards. A board to study the question oC Increased wages and working condi tions among- the civil service civilian employes in the yards and stations of the navy is to be created this week by Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt. This was decided this morning by Assistant Secretary Roosevelt after a conference he had with S. Tyson Kinsell, acting president of the Na tional Federation of Federal Em ployes, and Ernest A- Grant, secre tary of the Norfolk union of the Federal employes, who represents the clerical forces of the federation at the Atlantic stations and yards of the navy. End Long Fight. The creation of the Investigating: board ends a fight of the Federation of Federal Employes of more than year. Mr. Roosevelt agreed with the Federation officials that at each yard and station of the navy, there be a, board, consisting of a navy official, a representative of the Federation and one from the Department of La bor. The committees, to be known as wage boards, will represent more than 15.000 civil service employes of the navy. The committee will col lect data as to salaries paid by com mercial industries In the various lo-. callties of the stations and yards of the navy, and their recommendations will be acted on by Assistant Secre- tary of the Navy Roosevelt. It was pointed out today that me chanics in the various navy yards and stations throughout the country have been increased 72 per cent In salaries, whilo the civil service civilian clerks Increase has not been more than 25 per cent. "It Is to remedy tnese conditions, said Mr. Kinsell. "that the federation has urged the creation of the board to settle the unjust conditions which, have caused much dissatisfaction and unrest among the employes affected." Cite Injustice. The Federation is opposed to the employment of marines for police duty, or guards, at the navy yards and station. "The substitution of marines," said Mr. Kinsell, "or civilian police works an injustice to . those who have in good faith met the requirements of the civil service, and are serving indefinite tenures. tr is believed that detailing- mrte W supplant the civilian poliet&Ma Is a. violation of an act of Congress teHieb prohibits the substitution of e ails ted men or civilians. It will be the aim of the Pedri tlon of Federal Employes to Bt As -sistant Secretary of the Navy Roose velt to appoint a committee In Wash ington, including himself, an official of the Department of Labor, and an official of the federation. At present, the final adjustment of the wage ques tion and conditions of the navy yards and stations will be finally adjusted by Mr. Roosevelt, or some other of ficial of the Navy Department. There will be twenty-six classes of civilian employes affected by the creation of the new board by Mr. Roosevelt. Six thousand representatives of In ternational, national. State and local unions, directly representing everr unit comprising the American Feder ation of Labor, will participate t t!a mass meeting of union workers, -wo will stage a monster demonstration, of protest against the restriction on. light wines and beer In the -ar pro hibition act, on the steps of th Capi tol on Flag Day. Henry Miller, di rector of details for the demonstra tion, made this announcement today. Advices from an authoritative source In Atlantic City, whore the thirty-ninth annual convention of the American Federation of Labor la be ing held, reached here yesterday, saying that the convention will ko officially on record as being opposed to the war prohibition law and pro hibition as a general principle. Another development yesterday, according to Central Labor Union of ficials, was that the protest now be ing made against the Inclusion of light wines and beer in the prohibi tion amendment, will have a broader scope that was at first planned. The original Intention was to demand an amendment to the law, exempting light wines and beer. A repeal of the entire law Is now being urged Ty organized labor. FERRY TO HEAD CLASSIFIERS. Montague Ferry, SS4S Woodley road, an employe of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, has been asked for by the Congressional Joint Commis sion on the Reclassification of Salaries as preliminary classifier at a salary of $300 a month. HOLD-UP MEN GET fSO, Q, W, Keister, BIOQ PennsylrsBU avenue northwest, last night tolfj tn polioo that he was. fealtf np fry two " oola?ed men near Wa&hlnarton OlTnle, while en hia way te hjfl homo 8a turn day night, and robbed et'fdQLfo etub and jeuFelrs- , . . 6,000 WORKERS IN DRY PROTEST HERE y kt?..