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SECTION TWO
WASHINGTON, MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1920.
SECTION TWO
Reclassification Committee Will
Apply Scale to 20,000
Employes.
' The union salary scale probably
?rill be applied to approximately
29,000 Government employe? In Wash
lniton In the future.
That the salaries of these emijloyes
should be the same as those paid for
?orres ponding employment in out
side Industry, will likely be the
recommendation to Congress by the
Joint Commission on Reclassification
of Salaries.
This number of employes repre
sents unionised trades workers In the
Government service. It was learned
this morning that the generally ac
cepted union scale probably will be
favored as a standard salary for this
class of Federal employes.
Few OH Cslos Scale.
Working in prsctlcally every de
partment of the Government, but
mostly In the Government Printing
Office and the Bureau of Engraving
' and Printing, arte members of trades
unions who have long contended that
their pay should be on a basis with
that paid In shops In the outside
world. While some few are receiv
ing the union scale, the majority of
them are not.
Since outside salaries are entering
very largely Into the consideration
of recommendations by the commis
sion. it is believed that salaries for
tradesmen will be quickly and equi
tably disposed of by applying the
union scale.
Before the war trades workers
were paid more in the Government
service than unionised employes In
private Industry. While slight In
creases have been made by the Gov
ernment since that time, they have
not kept pace with the large demands
of the unions which have been met
practically everywhere by employers.
Fall la Bfforts.
There has been a long fight on by
unions represented In the Govern
ment Printing Office and the JBureau
of Engraving and Printing for sal
ary Increases to meet prevalent
scales. Efforts thus far have failed
to meet this general demand.
During hearings before the jom
mlsslon these employes restated their
demands and emphasised their pa
triotism during the war, and the fact
that they have never resorted to any
strike threats In dealing with the of
ficials.
Craftsmen In the Government
Printing Office and the Bureau of
Engrfcvlng, although both are open
shops, are practically all union mem
bers, and the question of their sal
uries has always presented a perplex
ing problem.
PLEA BY PROSECUTOR
BRINGS LIGHT DRY FINE
Veteran John W. Rosa Assessed $10
On Charge of Transporting
Liquor
Upon the plea of Assistant United
States Attorney Ralph Given that
light fines be Imposed for violations
of the national prohibition law until
the "public gets educated up to its
provisions," Judge John P. McMahon,
in the United States branch of Police
Court, today fined John W. Ross $10
oq the charge of transporting liquor.
Ross, who is a civilian employe at
f'amp Humphries, came to the city
Saturday night in company with a
friend, and purchased two half pints
of whiskey from a bottlegger for $16,
according to the_ testimony.
The two men engaged a room at a
local hotel, where they proceeded to
?'(111 up." In their Joy they made a
noise that aroused comment and an
ofTicer was called.
"I find," said Mr. Given, when the
ruse came up In court this morning,
"that in'practlcally every case of this
sort the person is ignorant of the
law. They do not realize they are
committing an offense in b.lying or
carrying whiskey in their pockets.
"I think the ends of Justice will
l.e served In this case by imposing a
line of $10. But this must not be
understood to be In any sense a prece
dent In cases of this sort."
SURPRISE IS PROMISED
FOR ACTORS'BENEFIT
A surprise Is In store for sub
icribers to the Acetors' Memorial Day
?benefit, who visit the Belasco Thca
Mer tomorrow afternoon. The regu
lar show scheduled for the week Will
tfive way to a sparkling one day
lilll.
Members of the company and enter
lainers from New York will make
merry, but the form of entertain
ment and the names of those who
will take part Is being kept a deep,
lark secret until tomorrow.
At the National, Poll's and the
?Jehubert-Oarrlck theaters the regu
lar attractions for the week will
?liow.
Colonel Robert N. Harper, chair
man of the actors' memorial day com
mittee, has railed a special meeting
for this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
The affairs of the committee will be
:onrtpleted at this meeting.
Colonel Harper announced that It
is the expectation of the committee
that the Washington quota will be
met.
Senator Thelan's name was today
tdded to the Congressional list of
oatrons for the benefit.
CITIZENS MEET TONIGHT.
A meeting of the West End Cltl
iens' Association will be held In the
basement hall of the Cnncordln Lu
theran Church. Twentieth and O
* streets northwest, at 8 o'clock to- i
Digit t.
Robert e. matting
LY, whose nomina
tion to b? judge of the
Municipal Oourt o( the
District was sent to the
Senate today by President
Wilson.
MATTINGLY NAMED
FOR D. C. JUDGESHIP
Name of Washington Man as
Surcessor to Strasburger
Sent to Senate.
Robert E. Mattlngly, district super- |
visor of census for the District of j
Columbia,, and a prominent lawyer,
has been named to succeed Judge
Milton Strasburger of the Municipal |
Court. His name was sent to the
Senate this afternoon.
Judge Strasburger resigned several
weeks ago.
Mr. Mattlngly Is a native Waahlng
tonlan, having been born In the Dis
trict fifty years ago.
He was educated in the public
schools and entered Georgetown Uni
versity Law School, and was gradu
ated and admitted to the bar In 1893.
For ten years up to 1897, he was law
clerk and special examiner of the
.Bureau of Pensions. Since that time
he has been in the private practice
of law. .
He has been chairman of the Dis
trict Democratic Committee for I
twelve year.'1, h*** been a rtrhfat# to
every National Democratic Convention
?luce 1896, and at nearly every con
vention a member of the committee ,
on resolutions.
At the Baltimore convention In 1912 !
he was chairman of his delegation,
and proposed the name of William J.
Bryan on the floor for the Vice Presi
dential nomination.
BILL GIVES D. C. ASYLUM
FOR DEFECTIVE YANKS
Washington probably will get the
proposed M.000.000 sanitarium for
the treatment of soldiers, sailors and
marines suffering' from mental and
nervous diseases. If a bill offered In
the House today by Congressman Ed
ward J. King of Illinois becomes a
law.
The King bill creates a hoard of
sahttarium commissioners, who would
be chosen from the medical corps of
the army by the Secretary of War.
They would number Ave.
The commission would be authorized
to select a site and build as rapidly
As possible a sanitarium for care and
treatment of soldiers, sailors and
marines who are suffering from the
effects of the late war and for the
treatment of those who may subse
quently become mentally Incapaci
tated in the service.
TWO GO TO HOSPITAL
AFTER FALL ON ICE
Samuel R. Garber, sixty-five years
old, 402 Tenth street northeast, slip
ped and fell on the Ice on D street
between Ninth and Tenth streets
northeast, last hight, and was taken
to Casualty Hospital suffering from
injuries lo the right leg.
Suffering from lacerations on the
face received yesterday whr.ti he
slipped and fell on the Ice near Fifth
and E streets northwest, L<ouls De
chavjer, seventy-one years old, 218 C
street northwest, was treated at Cas
ualty Hospital.
FRIENDS OF ERIN LOYAL
citizens, says McCarthy
"We come by our love of Ireland
naturally, but we are none the less
loyal Americana," declared Denis A.
McCarthy, civic secretary of the City
Club In a speech before a meeting of
the Friends of Irish Freedom last
night at 601 E street northwest.
Speaking of Irish Independence, he
asserted that' the "true friends of
freedom want freedom for all na
tions."
Phelps Gordon, Catholic missionary
to the Chippewa Indians; 'Col. P. H
McCallahan, of I>?utsvilte, Ky.; and
Desmond P. Murphy, yeoman. U. S. N.,
also spoke.
TO ADDRESS CITY CLUB.
The exclusion of five Socialist mem
bers from the New York assembly
ivlll be discussed by Congressman S.
Wallace Dempsey of New York city
at the Wednesday forum luncheon of
the City Club Mr. Dempsey takes
the stand that the action of the as- 1
sembly was III advised, and that free
dom of election should be allowed to
the people I
Health Officer Fowler Maintains
That Peak of Epidemic Has
Been Reached.
Nine deaths front epidemic lnflu
L<nu and 218 new cuu were reported
to the District Health Department to
day. Thla makaa a total of deatha re
ported alnce January 1, 33. and the
total cases, I.TdO. lion than M re
coveries from influenza war* recorded
on the books of the department dur
ing the t*st 24 hours
The latest victims of Influenaa are:
Hiu.y null. 30 years. 216tt California
street; Marie E. Sheton, 20 years;
407 Kim street northwest; May B.
Hehrena, 40 years, George Waahing
ton Hospital; Ella Kva T*lbert. 44
years, 1369 Park road; T. Lester
Ha|er, 33 years. Georgetown Hoa- j
pltal; Ruth Burford Trammell, 2t
years. 1016 Tenth street southeast:
George Raymond Whitehead. 30
years, II. 8. Naval Hospital; Joaeph
William King, 33 year*. U. H. Naval
Hospital; May P. Forbes. N yeara,
1332 Belmont street northwest.
Although there is a slight Increase
In the number of deaths recorded in
the laat 24-hour period, Dr. William C.
Fowler, District Health Officer, still
malntalna that the peak of the epi
demic haa been reached. Dr. Fowler
says that while there la no Improve
ment In the situation there la no In
dications that conditions will become
worse.
ftefce*la Way Opes
"At thia time the/e la no reaaon
why the Health Office ahould take
drastic action," saya Dr. Fowler, "I
do not believe it would aid any in
the closing of schools or other public
places."
Dr. Joaeph A. Murphy, chief school
medical officer, called a conference of
his staff In the District building Sat
urday. It was the ooncensus of opin
ion at thla conference that the influ
enaa was not appearing In the achoola
In epidemic form and thera was no rea
son tor closing.
Thoae In attendance at the confer
ence Included Dra. J. 8. Arnold, C. B.
Conklln. F. E. Duehring, Henry W
Freeman. Oeorga H. Heltmuller,
Thomaa Llnrille, H.C. Macatee. Henry
Ong, Albert Ri^Riby, Louiae Taylor
Char lea A. Tlgnor. and K. C.
Wilson.
lU?erta ?( Dsrtsn.
These medical officers reported
that there were quite a number of
absences in the achoola. However
c ases of influenaa are found only here'
and there, the physlclana aaserted. 1
More than 100 cases of influenza
have been reported from the Walter I
Reed General Army Hospital. Every
precaution to prevent the apread of
the disease Is being taken.
< olonel Mahlon Aahford, executive
officer of the hospital, said today that
all of the influenaa patlenU have
been Isolated. No quarantine has
been placed and no such action will
be taken unleaa conditions become
much worse, said Colonel Aahford.
All of the hospitals in the city are
crowded and physicians are experi
encing difficulty In finding accommo
dations for hospital patlnets.
FLU SPREADS TO THREE
MORE MIDWEST STATES
The Influenaa epidemic has spread
to Michigan. Minnesota and North Da
kota, the United States public heal:h
service announced today. Two thou
sand cases were reported by Michi
gan, 4W by Minnesota and 106 by
North Dakota. ? 7
Kansas City reported thirty-six
deaths.
The disease la reported as "scat
tered" In California, Florida. Georgia,
Idaho. Iowa. Mississippi, Ohio, Texaa,
Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
.New York city, with nearly S.000
new cases, headed the list of cities
where the epidemic Is strongest.
Macon. Oa.. telegraphed the public
health service for whiskey, stating
that the disease 'Is spreading rap
idly." The public health service re
plied It has no whiskey nor authority
to arrange for shipment.
EIGHT MORE INJURED
IN COASTING CRASHES
Eight persons were Injured last
night In coasting accidents.
Breaking of the steering gear of
the two-sled truck on which they
were riding resulted in the Injury of
four persons last night when the
truck ran Into a tree while coasting
flown Thirty-seventh street hill.
Belmont Faber. eighteen yeara old.
of 26R6 Wisconsin avenue, who was
steering the truck, received Injuries
on the body, while Miss Evelyn Ely,
eighteen. 2519 Hall place, suffered a
fracture of the right ankle; Frances
Olbba, fifteen, 2606 Wisconsin avenue,
slight bruises, and Mildred True
worthy, sixteen, 2502 Wisconsin ave
nue, slight cut on face. All refused
hospital treatment and went to tbelr
homes.
T. F. Bruce, thirty-one years old.
1137 Irving street northyrest, and
Flyman Busache, fourteen yeara old.
<>f the Kenesaw apartment, were in
jured when the sled on which they
were cosstlng In Zoo Park collided
with a tree. Bruce suffered a broken
leg. while Busscha sustained bruises
on the face and body. Both were
taken to the Emergency Hospital.
When the sled on which he was
coasting collided with a telegraph
pole on Rlggs road northwest last
night. Byron Daley, sixteen yeara old.
361 * Thirteenth street northwest, re
ceived a fracture of the left forearm
and was taken to Garfield Hospital.
Brooks Paige, nine years old, of
Thirty-fifth and Woodley road north
west, lost control of the sled on
which he was coasting on Macomb
Ttreet northwest yesterday and col
Ided with a telegraph pole. He re
ceived alight Injuries to the head and
lags and was taken to his k?a?
Washingtonians Rescued From the Powhatan
Upper picture ahowa P. L>.
Thornton and J. Dlckerson.
aeated, And Mr* Rom Da via, H. C.
Davla, L. Utcaraian, and Karl
Dlekeraon. all of Washington
and members of the Oravea Reg
istration Service, on board the
8. 8. Northern Pacific, which took
them to New York after rescuing
them from the llghtleaa, heatleaa,
and waterlo((?l transport Pew
hatan.
Lower picture ahowa Bart Ro
dlar and BUI Rodler, both of
Washington, on their arrival In
New Tork after being reacued
from the Powhatan.
BRAVES UNIT STILL
READY FOR FRANCE
Disagreeable Experience on
Disabled Powhatan Does Not
Daunt Registrars.
Several of the Tar re party of Wash
ington people who made up part of
the graves registration unit aboard
the Powhattan, called at the War De
partment thta morning and ezpreaaed
their perfect wllllngneaa to go on to
Prance, despite their disagreeable ex
perience on board the leaking ahlp off
Halifax.
It la likely the unit, with twenty
additional members, will sail from
New Tork February 5.
Among those wlio came here from
New Tork on leave of abaence were
H. 8. Foreman, In charge of the unit;
George A. Fugltt. W. C. Follmer and
Abdan Fat-ran.
"It wasn't such a larke as some of
the New Tork papers made It In their
stories, and yet there wasn't a great
deal of depression while we were dis
abled," said Mr. Foreman.
"What made it disagreeable w
that there were no lights except can
dles, no heat except for tljose who
could crowd around the cooks'
ranges, and after the storage bat
teries gave out wc didn't have any
wireless communication
"Sometimes thing.* looked pretty
serious, and the boys got together and
agreed to stick It out tike soldiers.
Then there would be a brighter turn
and a little cheering.
"The most dramatic Incident was
the transfer to the Great Northern
Captain Randall stood at the top of
tho rope ladder from the well deck
and passed a rope around the waist of
every person lowered Into tho boat
to keep him from slipping Into the
There were searchlights from the j
Great Northern and the tugs and de
stroyers gathered around, and. of )
course, every boatload got a hand
some welcome on board the Great
Northern.
"I think none of the party want to
go through the experience again; but
none of them seem to be crawfishing."
CENSUS WORK IN D C
MAY END TOMORROW
Counting of the District census
should be completed by tomorrow
night, except In a few Isolated cases,
according to census officials today.
At the beginning of work this morn
ing more than 300 out of the 867 local
enumeration dlatricta had been com
pleted'and It la expected that between
thirty-five and forty of the remaining
dlatricta will be completed today.
The 'work of the enumerators haa
been hindered by bad weather dur
ing the past week, but as this condi
tion hss prevailed through the greater
( part of the country. It puta thla city
under no great handicap, according
to the officiate, and It la hoped that
I Washington may finlah at the top ef
I the list %t larger tltlaa
D. C. CAR HEADINGS
BEGIN TOMORROW
Ham and Hamilton to Be Called
Before House District
Committee.
Chairman Car! B. Mapen and oth?r
mmb<n of the Houm District of Co
lumbia Committee were preparlnr to
Jar to tackle the ? atreet railway
problem of Waahlnffton. Formal hear
ing* will start tomorrow.
Engineer Commissioner Kuts will
?e the flrat heard by the committee.
Mr. Mapes haa asked ColoneJ Kuts to
go thoroughly Into the question and
Itla statement will probably consume
two day*.
Chairman Mapes, at the request of
Colonel Kut*. haa Invited President
W. V. Ham, of the Waahlngton Rail
way and Electric Company, to ap
pear before the committee.
Colonel Kutm takes the position
that no satisfactory settlement of the
itreet railway problem can be mad*
without the co-operation of tha head
?t the two systems.
In order to furnish a basts for the
llscusslon, the District Commission
ers ha'd Chairman Mapes offer In the
House a bill, which has as Its ulti
mata aim forcing a merger of the
two systems. The bill would tax
operating Incomes of the Capital Trac
tion Company?the stronger of the two
?so heavily that a merger would be
preferable virtually to supporting
the Washington Hallway and Klectrlc
Company.
The House Committee Is not com.
mltted to this or any other plan but
will give careful consideration to any
plan which contemplates Improving
the street railway situation hara.
The District Committee Is expected
to find plenty of support to any bfll
It may report out
FIVE DRY CASES UP.
Five Intoxication cases came up at
Police Court this morning. Only one
?a*e came up for trial, however, col
lateral being forfeited In the four
remaining cases. Judge MrMahnn Im
posed a flna of |10 In tha ona ease
tried.
MUSI ML RENT
CASES IN 30 DAYS
|
Court Issues Rules for Pro
cedure Where Commission's
Verdict Is Questioned.
Preparing for the adjudication of
rent appeal.* which may be presented
to the Court of Appeals, rules irovern
1ns the procedure were Issued yes
terday.
The rules follow: "The transcripts
of record on appeal from the Rent
Commission to this court under an
act of Congress approved October 22,
may be In conformity with the rules
of this court governing the prepara
tion of transcripts of record on ap
peals from the Supreme Court of the
District of Columbia, and the tran
scrlp in each case shall be filed with
the clerk of this court within thirty
days from the date of the determina
tion appealed from. The clerk shall
thereupon docket the appeal. The
transcripts of record shall be printed
aa other transcripts of record on ap
peals are printed.
"Upon receipt of the transcript by
the clerk of this court, the appellant
shall deposit with the clerk, or se
cure to be paid as demanded, an
amount of money sufficient to corer
all legal costs and expenses of the
appeal, and upon failure to do so his
appeal shall stand dismissed.
'The appeals from the Rent Com
mission In all other respects, except
aa provided In the following para
graph, shall be subject to the rules of
this court provided for cases therein,
appealed from the Supreme Court of
the District of Columbia, except
where such rules, from the nature of
the case, are Inapplicable.
"tTpon the flnal determination of an
appeal, a certified copy of the opinion
and Judgment of the court shall be
?ent to the Rent Commission."
Miss Helen F. Rbsebrook, an em
ploy* In the office of the alien prop
erty custodian, was this morning ap
pointed flle clerk to the District rent
commission. With her appointment
(he personnel of the commission has
been practically completed.
The commission today was atlll
awaiting the allottment of ofltca quae
tar*.
Passage of Deficiency Bill
Would Give Needed Extra
Staff to Schools.
Sixty-six new teachert will b?
idded to the foro?a of tha public
johoula nest wock If tbo deficiency
bill now before Congroas become a a
law before February 1. Stephen K.
Kramer, aaalatant superintendent of
achoola UM today.
Although Ernest L Thuraton. an*
perlntendent of aobools, the Board of
Education and the DIatrict Commie
slonere asked Confrraj to appropri
ate $112,000 for 112 new teacher*
when the bill waa reported out of
conference Into the Houae Saturday
It Included an appropriation for teach
wa of about $Ju.#00. which will enable
echool author!tlea to hire about 66
teachers.
School officials are faclngg a se
rloua problem now that the Houae
Appropriations Committee haa denied
their requeat for all of the 113 teach
ers. The achool admlnlatratlon come
time aco figured that It would be al
moat Impossible to give proper In
struction to atudenta during the com
lnt term, b?(lnnlii( February I, un
leaa Congress provided for more than
100 extra teachers.
With Congresa failing to give the
requested number of additional stu
dents school officials will be forced
to put extra pupils In the now over
crowded classrooms of the achool.
thus reducing the efficiency of the
teachers and leasenlng the Instruc
tion the students should receive.
Superintendent Thurston, who ha?
been 111 for the past aeveral daya re
ported for work this morning. He la
facing the problem of caring for 800
new high schools atudenta. whlla the
buildings are now filled t capacity.
It will be necessary to Impose extra
burdens upon almoat every high
achool teacher.
Announcement of Mr. Thuraton'a
plan for temporary relief from the
situation will be made by the end of
the week. ? Mr. Thuraton Is rolled
upon to solve of the most perplexing
queatlona that haa ever confronted
the DIatrict achool system?How to
hpuae 62,000 students In buildings for
50,000 children, and how to teach
these children with a ahortage of
more than aevaaty-flve Instructors.
JURY DIRECTED TO FIND
VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT
A Jury In Circuit Division, No. 1,
Justice Slddons, presiding, waa di
rected by the latter today to return
a verdict In favor of Gllbaak Twlgg,
owner of the Leeds Manor Orchards,
in Fauquier county, Va., defendant In
a suit flled against him by Ruedy
Bros, for (150.000 damages. The lat
ter charged that Twlgg broke hla
contract with them, authorising them
to sell the orchards after they had
fulfilled the conditions of the agree
ment.
A trial of the case about a year ago
resulted In a verdict for $425,000 dam
ages In favor of Ruedy Bros. This mo
tion was set aside on motion and a
new trial was ordered. Former
United States Senator Bailey, repre
senting Ruedy Bros., noted an ap
peal. Attorneys Conrad H. Syme and
Charlea A. Douglas appeared for
Twlgg.
"JIMMY TfflEF" ENTERS
ANOTHER D.CAPARTMENT
Washington's "Jimmy thief" added
another robbery* to his already long
list yesterday when he entered the
npartment of Miss Flora Raymond, of
The Rowland, Tenth street and Mary
land avenue northeast, and stole a
gold breastpin set with eight pearls.
After gaining entrance to the
apartment the burglar used his "Jim
my" In forcing open a trunk from
which he secured the breastpin. He
overlooked two diamond rings which
were on a table In his hurry to leave
the apartment.
John L>. Wells. Eastern avenne and
Sheriff road northeast, reported to the
police of the Ninth precinct that his
home had been entered by a side win
dow Saturday night, but nothing had
been stolen.
Four chickens, valued at *7, were
stolen from the rear yard of Grant
Hoyle, 436 S street northwest, last
night.
NEGRO ARRESTED ON
CHARGE OF JOYRIDING
Charged with Joyriding tn an auto
mobile belonging to Congressman
Rufus Hardy of Texas, William Hen
derson, colored, twenty-two years old.
224 F street southwest, was arrested
this morning by Policeman Caw, of
the Ninth precinct.
The machine stopped In tangdon
for water when Policeman Caw flrst
noticed It. Two other colored men.
who are said to have been occupnnts
of the car. Jumped from the machine
md escaped.
ASKS ABSOLUTE DIVORCE.
Margaret M. Smith has flled suit In
the Supreme Court for absolute di
vorce gainst William F. Smith, alleg
ing misconduct. The wife, repre
sented by attorney Robert D. Bur
hank. says they were married Septem
ber HI. 1*11 at Manila. P. I, and that
there are no children.
WANT MEXICAN LABOR.
The Taxas delegation In Congress
today asked the House Immigration
Committee to modify wart me Immi
gration laws so that Mexican labor
ean be Imported to relievo a farm
labor shortage In tha State.
KU1Z FAVORS
MERGER
Bill Before Congress Would
Consolidate All Car Lines,
Says Commissioner. ,
Engineer Commliiloner ChtrtM W.
I Kut*. chairman or the Public trtltt
llei CommlMlon, today denied report*
that the merger bill aent to Con(rMi
by the District Commissioners would
exclude subsidiary lines of the co-tn
I panlrs running In Maryland from airy
consolidation of the two railway
companies.
j He further stated that the Commis
sion favored the merger of the en
tire operations, within and wlthoat
the District, of the Washington Rail
way and Electric Company and the
! Capital Traction Company.
I "I am very glad to learn that tba
Commission favors a general raerg
j er," was the comment of William T.
] Ham, president of the W. It and K,
after learning of Commissioner
, Kutz's statement.
"We want to brlnr *11 lines under
one head." said Commissioner Kuta,
| "and In framing the bill It was our
desire to make such a consolidation
I possible. I believe section 3 of the
bill provides for this. This section
reads: "That it shall be lawful for
I two or more public utilities operat
{ Ing in the District, Incorporated by
special acts of Congreas and render
ing like services in the District, ta
, consolidate their properties into one
corporation for the ownership, man
agement, and operation of the prop
erties.'
"This section does not specifically
provide that the properties be In the
I District In order to consolidate."
The servlce-at-cost plan, Which Is
now being operated In Cleveland with
a 5-cent fare. Is impractical In Wash
ington while there are two railway
companlea, is the belief of Commis
sioner Kuts.
"This plan Is a good one." said the
Commissioner, "and If a merger of
; these two companies is brought about
, it would be practical in the District."
j This plan provides that the com
pany shall earn only sufficient rev
I enue to make a fair return on Invest*
ments.
PRESDENTSiGNS '
MEN'S PAY BILL
Increases Retroactive to Augrsl
Last?Chief Engineer Gets
$4,000 a Year.
President Wilson today signed tha
firemen's Increase pay bill providing
for advances in all grades. The bill,
which was passed by Congress last
week, makes the Increases retroac
tive, and firemen will receive the ad
ditional pay from Aug-ust 1, last.
, The following amounts will be r?
, celved next month by firemen under
the retroactive clause of the bill:
Chief engineer, $250: deputy chiefs.
! $500: fire marshal, $200; deputy fire
marshal, $300; battalion chief, $200;
inspectors, $2(0; chief clerk. $204;
captains, $200; lieutenants, $220; ser
geants, $250; superintendent of me
chinery, $400; pilots. $276: marine en
i gineers, $410; marine firemen, $310;
j privates first class, $250; privates sec
ond class, $210, and privates third
class, $260.
It Is provided In the bill that th?
chief engineer shall receive $4,000 ?
| year and the two deputies $3,000 each
I a year. Plus the $240 bonus, the
other annual salaries will be as fol
lows:
Fire marshal. $2,640; deputy fire
marshal, $2,240; battalion chiefs,
$2,640; inspectors, $1,840; chief clerk.
: $2,640; captains, $2,140; lieutenants.
| $2,000; sergeants, $1,640; superln
| tendent of machinery, $2,240; pilots,
$1,940; marine engineers, $1,040; as
J slstant marine engineers, $1,000; ma
! rlne foremen, $1,700; privates, class
| one, $1,700; class two, $1,800, and
class tree, $1,000.
TIDAL BASIN IS FROZEN;
SKATING AGAIN TONIGHT
Washingtonlans may again Journay
to the Tidal Pasln and skate. The
cold weather of yesterday has fro sen
the rain water which covered the
basin for several days and the basin
Is all ready for Ice skating. The Ice
Is more than six Inches thick.
Col. C. 8. Ridley, In charge of pub
lic building* and grounds, and Sidney
Leech, superintendent of the bathing1
beach, are making preparations to ac
commodate the skaters.
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