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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. SATURDAY. JUNE 28. 1919.
GARAGE IS OP
BY W, J. SHEEHAN
One of the most completely equip
ped garages in Washington was
opened this morning by Maurice J.
Sheehan at 1S36 L street. The build
ing has just been ro-npleted by the
owner and builder. Harry B. Willson.
The property was sold to Mr. Shee
han by William D. Coombs, of the of
fice of J. Leo Kolb, and according- to
the revecre stamps the consideration
The garage is two stories in height
and of thorough fireproof construc
tion. It is built of brick and con
crete and is equipped with steel win
dow sashes. A runway to the second
floor is a built-in feature that does
away with the necessity for elevators.
The garage has a frontage of sixty-two
feet on L street and extends
350 feet to the alley in the rear.
It has a capacity of 150 cars, seventy
five to each floor.
AH modern conveniences, particu
larly looking to the comfort of tour
ists, including ladies' retiring Test
rooms, are included in the building.
It is heated by a large steam plant
and is lighted with electricity. The
garage will carry a complete line of
automobile tires and accessories.
Federation to Demand
Pay Boost for Federal
Workers All Over U. S.
BIG MONEY BILLS
Congress plunged into a last min
Ute effort today to keep Uncle Sam
'from going broke July 1.
Unless the big army, navy, and
eundry civil appropriation bills
carryincr a total of S2.300.00rinnn nnnc
i by midnight Monday the Government
win De temporarily stalled for lack
Congress is to be asked by the Na
tional "Federation of Federal Employes
to extend the work of reclassifica
tion of salaries of Government em
ployes throughout the United States.
The reclassification now being con
ducted in the District by the Con
gressional Joint Commission on the
Reclassification of Salaries of Federal
Employes will affect only approxi
mately 105.000 employes of the Gov
ernment bureaus and departments.
But, aside from this large corps of
Government workers in Washington,
there are approximately 130.000 civil
service employes, exclusive of those
in the service of the Post Office De
partment, scattered throughout the
country woo vill not be affected in any
particular by the District reclassification.
Claim Unfair Treatment.
These 130,000 out-of-town employes
are vigorously protesting they are
being unfairly dealt with. They have
sent their protests to Luther C. Stew
ard, president of the National Federa
tion of Federal Employes, with which
most or them are affiliated, and have
flooded Congressmen with letters and
telegrams of protest.
All of these employes, while not in
the Government service in Washing
ton, come under the supervision of
chief clerks and bureau and depart
ment heads and supervising officials
in the Capital. These same supervis- .
ing heads and officials, except those '
of President Wilson's Cabinet, are
being considered In the reclassifica
tion work of the commission and
probably will receive increases.
This fact seems to be a thorn in
the side of Government employes in
other cities, who feel that if their
supervising officials are to be consid
ered for increases they should be
given the same consideration.
Expect Report by Jan. 1.
By act of Congress the work of
the Reclassification Commission is !
limited to Federal employes In the The erection of a large oflice ouna-
District. The commission hopes to . ing in connection with their terminal
finish the job by January 1, when a to be built on New York avenue, from
report and recommendations will be ' Kleventh to Twelfth streets north
made to Congress. It is expected the ' . . , . . .. m .,.,..
recommendations will be accepted as west- ls Panned by the Washington,
final by Congress. j Baltimore and Annapolis Electflo
A bill urging Congress to extend , Railway,
the work to other cities is now being; It is this feature of nha proposed
prepared. It will then be up to Con- structure that has held up the an
gress to say whether the commis-' nouncement qf definite plans and the
sion's work ends January 1, with the actual starting of the work Tor
reclassification of the District em- weeks, according to James J. Doyle,
pioycs. or is extended to affect Fed- general manager of the company.
Department of Public
Works Proposed as New
Name for the "Interior"
eral employes in the other cities.
The original plans called for" the
erection of an elaborate terminal on
the property which the company lias
J purchased for this purpose, and X
these plans had been carriea oui me
I work would have been well undsr
1 way by now.
"We have paid something like
?400.000 for this property,'.' said Mr.
Doyle, "and might as well utilize the
: blue sky above It to Increase the
j company's revenues. We have decided
to build more than a terminal.
"There Is also a chance that a
With the fate of the "half-and-half
hanging in the balance, the House and '
Senate conferees on the District ap- hotel mav bc bu,It above -the -railway
propriations bill met again today in a! terminal, but the chances lavor an
final effort to iron out their differences.
Senator King of Utah finally per
mitted the Senate to adopt the confer
ence report just before adjournment
yesterday, with a result that the re
port was sent back to conference with
the sharp rejoinder to the Senate con
ferees to insist upon the adoption of
the "half-and-half" plan and other
The outlook today appeared vsry
gloomy for the "half-and-half," con
sidering all things. House conferees
are standing "pat" in their determina
tion to abolish the present fiscal rela
tions, and the situation appears on
the surface to be in a hopeless deadlock.
Save flrntt upend afterward Bny
w. s. s.
office building. A definite decision
should be made in time to announce
the details of our project by the last
One hundred and thirty feet, ot
about twelve stories, is the maximur
height allowed for a building on tin
site by the building Inspector of th
District and it Is presumed that thi
much or the "blue sky" will be uset
by the company.
As the ground purchased includes
the north half of th'e block boundc
by Eleventh. Twelfth and H streets
and New York avenue, such an officr
building would make a considerablt
increase in the company's revenues,
which now permit it to pay 8 per
cent a year on the common stock.
The surplus of the company would
have enabled it to take care of finan
cing the originally proposed "half
million dollar" terminal, but until
final plans are announced it 13 not
known if any new financing will b.e
required for the proposed building.
Plana For Terminal.
A terminal for the Washington,
Baltimore and Annapolis at this loca
tion was authorized by the Public
Utilities Commission in an order pro
mulgated February 7. The company
im.nediately began the purchase of
the property required, all of which Is
now under title to them.
Inbound trains will turn south on
Twelfth street, enter the terminal and
leave it by going north on Eleventh
street, returning to the track of the
Washington Railway and Electric
Company on New York avenue. Two
tracks for parking cars will be pro
vided inside the terminal, which will
do away with the objectionable fea
ture of parking their big cars on New
The name of the executive depart
ment now designated as "Department
of the Interior" will be changed to the
name "Department of Public Works,"
and the head of that department will
continue as a member of the Cabinet
is "Secretary of Public Works," if a
bill introduced in the House by Con
gressman Frank C. Reavis of Ne
braska becomes a law.
The main idea behind the proposed
legislation is to assemble all engi
neering activities of the Government
n one department.
There are now eight bureaus in the
Interior Department. Those that are
nonengineering in character would be
placed under the jurisdiction of appro
priate departments, while engineering
bureaus of all departments would be
included in the Department of Public
To Shift Patent Office.
The bill proposes that the Patent
Office be removed from the Interior
Department and placed under the De
partment of Commerce. The Bureau
of Pensions would be assigned to the
Treasury Department, the Bureau of
Education to the Labor Department,
the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the
Labor Department, with the proviso
that the engineering and construction
work and the land and mineral sur
veys now performed under the direc
tion of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
are to be prosecuted under the De
pastment of Public Works.
Under the Reavis bill, St. Eliza
beth's Hospital and the Freedraen's
Hospital are assigned to the Treasury
Department. Columbia Institution for
the Deaf, aid Howard University go
to the Bureau of Education, under the
provisions of the bill.
To Abiiorb Offices.
On the other hand, the Department
of Public Works is slated to absorb
the supervising architect's office of
the Treasury Department; the con
struction division, river and harbor
Improvements, Mississippi River Com
mission, and California Debris Com
mission of the War Department; the
Bureau of Standards and the Coast
and Geodetic Survey of the Depart
ment of Commerce; the Bureau of
Public Roads and the Forest Service
of the Department of Agriculture.
The bill provides that the Secretary
of Public Works "shall by training
and experience be qualified to ad
minister the affairs of the depart
ment and to evaluate the technical
principles and operations involved In
the work thereof." The measure ex
cepts from this provision the Cabinet
officer who is at the head of the de
partment at the time of the passage
of the bill. v
Four assistant secretaries, each to
be paid ?7,500 per annum, are provided.
LONDON, June 28. Six members of
Parliament have refused to accept
their salaries, says a copyright dis
patch to the New York Sun. There
are 707 seats.
The names of the patriotic mem
bers who give their official dole to
their country are not known except
to the clerk at the Parliament table.
BAR PICTURE OF PRINCE
AS TOO IMMORAL TO SEE
BERLIN. June 28. After a discus
sion at Nuremberg about the removal
of the pictures of the former emperor
and crown prince from the schools, it
has been decided that the pictures can
remain, with the exception of one of
the crown prince, which ls "too 1m-
I moral" for children to see, according
to the Neue Berliner Zeltung.
INCREASES N 0
THE BARGAIN COUNTER FOR
Those who have homes for Sale or
Rent gravitate naturally to the
classified Real Estate columns of
this paper. They are seeking the widest market
for their goods. Houses farms apartments
in every locality are piled high on this Real Es
tate bargain counter. BUT THEY DONT
STAY HERE LONG.
If you are in the market for a home consult
the Real Estate columns, just as you do in pur
chasing any other merchandise. Turn back and
consult the ads of these Reliable Real Estate Dealers and
Read the Want Ads in
While the white population of
Washington Is increasing, the num
ber of colored people is steadily de
creasing, according to the report Just
published by the District Department
of Health, which places the total
population of the city at 417,405.
The death rate per annum for this
year ls 9.1 among whites, and 20.4
among negroes, making an average
of 12 0 for the entire population. The
figures for last year's death rate are
12.S for the whites and 29 4 for the
negroes. While mortality this year
is not as great as it was last year,
figures show thar the death rate still
continues higher among the negro
The figures given out on the num
ber of births last week seem to up
hold the same theory. They show
that eighty-four white babies were
born to thirty-six negro infants.
the District during the past week, of
which fifty-five were white and forty
one colored. The population of the
city is placed at 312,806 whites and
The principal causes of death dur
ing the week were: Tuberculosis, 13;
malignant growths. 12; disease of the
heart. 11; apoplexy, 10; nephritis.
7; artcrior hclerosis, 4, and pneu
monia. 3. There were two homicides
and two suicides.
A SHIP DES
IteWastowf on limes
FROM WAYS TODAY
PHILADELPHIA. June 2S. The
shipping board today will honor labor
and the part it played in helping to
carry the Stars and Stripes at the
mastheads of American-built vessels.
The ship "Afel" named for the
American Federation of Labor will
slide from the ways at Hog Island.
dedicated to the organized workmen
who heard and responded to the call.
"More ships,," when lack of tonnage
threatened surceM of the war. Sam
uel Oompers, will speak.
Iidward N. Huiley, chairman of the
United States Shipping Board, 'oday
bent this message to Gompers:
"You and the officers of your great
organization have co-operated whole
heartedly with the shipping board In
building ships to help win the world
Secretary of Labor Wilson sent a
telegram, in which he said launching
of the ship constitutes a message to
the entire world of labor's success in i
Miss Sarah Conboy, international
) secretary of the United Textile Work
ers of America, Is to be sponsor.
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