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   Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1913, Washington, District Of Columbia                               THE W ASH JJ> l-USX S U IN U A J I XV 20, 1913. DIVIDE DISTRICT WORK NEW DISTRICT COMMISSIONERS MEET AND OUTLINE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE New Commissioners Adopt the j Rules of Old Board. j KEWMAR IS CHOSEN HEAD Employes and Siddons and Colleague Keply During Cere- monies of Induction Into mer Commissioners West and Marfar- land and Members of Congees Present. Jeffersotitan simplicity marked the cere- tnonies yesterday attendanf upon the in- auguration of Oliver P. Newman and i Frederick L. Siddons as civilian commis- j eloners of the District of Columbia. The -Installation took place In the morning in j boardroom of the District building j before a. gathering of congressmen, citi- j 'iens of the District, employes of the j Jifunlcipal building-, and many members the newspaper craft, of which Mr. 'Kewman Is a member. Beginning at 11 o'clo'ck, the new and the old oommisaloners met In the office of Commissioner Rudolph, where In con- ference a few affairs of the District gov- ernment were discussed. The procession then started along the fifth floor corri- dor to the boardroom, where the outgo- ing commissioners and Commissioner'' Harding took their usual Beats at the board table. The commissioners took their seats at the east end of the board table. Rudolph Lauds Employes. The exercise were opened with a brief by Commissioner 'Hadolph, who paid a glowing tribute to the District employes who had labored under him during his administration, and to whom he expressed the hope that .the. days to come under a new administration, would bring happiness and success; Mr. Ru- dolph said: "Just a brief word of welcome to the two gentlemen about to take the oath of office. Mr. Newman and Mr. Siddons, .you before you many of whom you will be officially associated. They are men and women who have faithfully served the community, some for many years, others for a lesser period; but all have shown themselves loyal to their trust, and efficient in the discharge of .their duties. "There is, in my opinion, no more com- petent staff of municipal servants to be found anywhere. They have had with retiring board of commissioners a real part in what those commissioners have been able to accomplish for the Rational Capital. I know I express the sentiment of all here assembled when I tell you that we wish for you the largest measure of success In your work, and hope that the days to be spent In your now official home may be happy and Newman and Siddons Reply. In responding to the remarks of Mr. Rudolph, Mr. Newman said he heartily thanked the outgoing board for Its good Tclshea. He added that present posi- tion reminded him of the new locomotive In the roundhouse, Inasmuch as all Its mileage was strewn before It. much In sAme-manner as the work of the new board lay In the future. "I intend to do my said Mr. Newman, "to Justify the confidence of the President, the expectations of friends, and ,to meet.the needs of the whole peo- ple of the District of Columbia." "In this great said Mr. Siddons, -who followed Mr. Newman, "the Capital of the nation, which Is so much in the heart, not ..Jts citizens, but the citizertsi'of at" larger what ,greater honor tfould ji man assume than a Part fn of Its af- I shall try to-add in'a small de- gree to the pledge given by my colleague, ana, if you will permit me, I shall quote, as I am fend 'of quoting from the psalmist: "If I forget thee, dear city oC my heart, let my right hand forget her cunning; let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth If I prefer not thee above my chief Dr. Tindall Administers Oath. The oath of office was then adminls- the two men by Dr. WHilam Tin- dall, who has been connected with municipal affairs since before the organic act was passed, and who has been secre- tary of many boards of commissioners. As provided in the act. John R. Young, clerk 6f the Supreme Court of the Dis- trict, then administered the oath of office to the two new commissioners as mem- bers of the public utilities commission. When this ceremony had been concluded, the two new commissioners exchanged seats with Mr. Rudolph and Gen. John- ston. Air. N'ewmaji occupying the chair of the president. The formalities were brought to a ciose with a reception, at which the new and old commissioners met nearly all the employes of the District building. Louis C. 'Wilson, disbursing officer for the Dis- trict of Columbia, stood at the head of the line, and introduced the guests to Mr. Newman first and then to Mr. Sid- dons. In the line were magiy well-known faces, friends of the new and old com- rniRsioTiers, congressmen, business men of Washington, and some of the men who had been mentioned as flkeiy candidates lor the commissionerships. They all had good word for the new officers. For- Commissioners B. F. Macfar- and Henry L. were In the line 3f guests to greet the new commissioners. Hold an Executive Session. By noon the entire ceremony. Including reception, was entirely over, the board room was cleared, and the new board of commissioners went into execu- tive session. The election of a president the first step taken, and Mr. New- man was chosen unanimously. Mr. New- Expert Diamond Service If you contem- plate purohating a Diamond, we offer yon our experi- ence of more than ft hundred in the daily handling and selection of rare gems. The quality of our stock is conceded by experts to be the finest in the world. GALTJfc BRO. STATION! us IIO7 PtNNSYVVAWA AVt. Beading from left to right: Commissioner Frederick L. Siddons, Commissioner and Chairman Oliver P. Newman, and Engineer Com- missioner Chester Harding. man was nominated by Engineer Com- missioner Harding. The board decided to maintain the same arrangements that have been In vogvje by previous boards in regard to the various departments of the District of Columbia ae far as they are to be apportioned to each commissioner. Col. Harding will, of course, continue to direct affairs relat- ing to the engineer department. Com- missioner Siddons, as successor to Gen. Johnston, will have charge of the po- lice, fire, and health departments and of- fice of the superintendent of weights, measures, and .markets. Commissioner Newman, who succeeds Commissioner Rudolph, will have charge of the audit- Ing and accounting offices. Board Is the Twenty-Seventh. The Public Utilities Commission will be in charge of Commissioner Harding until January 1. 1914. as the law creating that body stipulates that Its first chairman shall remain in office until that time. The present board of commissioners is the twenty-seventh that has been ush- ered into office since the present form of government has been established. The commission form- of government was adopted in 1878. FAVORU.S.ASTEACHER MAOERO SLAIN IN BED Widow of .Mexican President Says She Has Proof. HAY REMAIN Iff WASHINGTON Alleges That CoL Cardenas Boasts of Committing Deed, Displaying, Knife and Accepts HuerU Accepts His Friends" Is Her Comment on Recognition of Government.. Chilean Officials Would Send Their Young Men Here. PEACTICAL LESSONS SOUGHT State Department Hears of Plan to Put Graduates in American Business Then Serve as Foreign Agents of Men Who Taught Them. Promition of Friendship. Desirlous of increasing further the good relations existing between "his cduntfy and the United States, the Chilean minister of foreign affairs has suggested that Chilean youths, after re- ceiving their diplomas hereafter shall be sent to the United States to complete their education along practical and tech- nical lines. The Chilean government would bear the expense ot transportation both ways. The information reached the State De- partment yesterday from Minister Fle'tcher, at Santiago. Mr. Fletcher said the proposal had been formally made to Col. Henry L. president of the delegation from the Boston Chamber of Commerce, that recently visited and other Central and South American countries. Friendship Will .Be Promoted. In his report, Minister Fletcher says: "These youths after returning to Chile will be without doubt the best friends of the United States, and at the same time many of them might become the most satisfactory agents and repre- sentatives in their country of those firms in whose employ they become men of business in their respective lines, being able to contribute thus in return to the extension of the Ideas, practices, commerce of the United States. NO XELIEF FROM THE HEAT. Weather Man Says Southern States Will Continue to Swelter. No relief from the extremely hot weather prevailing in the Southern States was held out by the government experts in their forecasts yesterday. Florida, and Tennessee, they said, might get some relief from local showers to- day, but for other sections no hops was seen. Macon and ThomaBvllle thermometers yesterday registered 104 degrees, the highest In the country. Charlotte and Montgomery, with 100, were next. Ra- leigh. Atlanta. Augusta, Birmingham, and Pensacola reported 98; Jacksonville and Mobile, 96; Richmond and Asheville, 94; Savannah and iXew Orleans, 92: Charleston, SO; Norfolk. SS, and Tam- pa. Gainesville, Fla.. reported 1 Inch of rainfall. ROB POSTOFFICE. After Blowing Safe at Front Koyal, Men Flee in Automobile. i.o Yhw Washington Lurav. Va. July travelintr In an blew up MI thp safp of ft F'ruru s miles north of 1-urKV. tnlrf ahn-jt o'c'oek. witn pvvrylhinjf of vaSue in tnf VitrnaS was used amount nf hcinK th- sits of th? tftatos government remount station, J Senora Madero, wife of the late Presi- dent Madero, of Mexico, who, like many other public men of tliat land of revolu- tions, "listened-last Ho; thii is tell- ing In Washington realis- tic story of the muraer df "her1 ;husband. Senora Madero is now living- at the Bur- .andL it Ja probable that she will rcrttain in the city "tor some time. The senora. declares that she has the most damning of air proof that her hus- band-was treacherously slain -In cold blood. This proof -consists Of photographs of the room in which Madero, was im- prisoned after his arrest. "When my husband met his she declares, "he was Unclothed. These photographs show his clothing, his hat, his shoes, and all his other apparel. On the wall hook is seen his hat, on the floor his shoes, and his. clothing in various other places in the room. "If my husband was shot while trying tc escape In the yard or near the peni- tentiary while he was being taken to prison, aa Huerta and Diaz claim, how comes it that he did not dress himself .be- fore starting on the alleged trip from the palaoe to the penitentiary? Killed in His Sleep. "My husband was slain In the room of the superintendent of the national palace while he was asleep, and while he was still in bed. There are dozens of pieces of- circumstantial evidence to prove it, aside from the. repeated boasts in the streets of Mexico City by Cardenas, then captain, now 'colonel, that he is the man did the killing. This man has even exhibited the knife with- which he stabbed my husband and the revolver with which he struck him on the head while he was asleep." Senora Madero says that the moment her husband was arrested she and all the family1 feared the worst. She says she- had hoped to get away from the country and had their luggage at the station from which, by supposed per- band were planning to reach Vera Cruz mission of the vicrtors, she and her hus- by special train and take a steamer, But at the last moment, had been .prevented from taking a number of trains, an order came for their trunk to, be returned to the palace to be searched. All hope of escaping her husband was then ended. The next evening-, Saturday, February 22, he was killed. Senora Madero declares that murder was committed about 10 or If o'clock, and Was whispered over all the city, though the official report states, that Madero did not die till between 2 and 3 o'clock Sunday morning-. Kept From Husband's Body. "When I was "Informed of my hus- band's death I tried to go to his Benora Madero relates. "They refused to let me see it. I was put off from, time to time. They said they wanted i to perform an autopsy. For What good was an autopsy? I then asked permission to have a surgeon, a friend of mine, ..present at the autopsy. I Was refused. I asked permission -to have a physician, a friend of mine, pres-, ent at the embalming. 1 was refused. "When I finally received Senor Ma- dero's body it was not clothed. It was. wrapped in bandages tightly, thousands! of yards of them. Every portion of him except his forehead, eyes, nose, and mouth was swathed in bandages. The bandages were made nearly as perma- nent a.s such tilings can be. Why was that? It was to keep people from see- ing just what his wounds consisted of. And I. his wife, never have been al- lowed to see them, notwithstanding the fact that I made not only the most formal legal applications, but! suppli- cated for- permission, as a woman would." Senora Mad or o vows that Mon- dragon. and Bla-nqnet know who gave the order to assassinate her husband. "Should these murderers be recog- nized as the rulers of the Mexican peo- ple whom they have betrayed'.'" she asks bitterly. "Who accepts Hureta accepts his HAILSTONES KILL CHICKENS. j k 9 Windows and Slate Roofs Broken and Crops Ruined in Ohio. Marietta, Ohio, July m-rHallstonea of enormous size fell here during at storm last night, smashing windows, breaking- slate roofs, damaging and killing fowls that were suddenly ttyruat unpro- tected Into the storm when their coops were overturned by the Reports the rural .sections today many fields ot'corn were prac- tically, ruined.' It is estimated the dam- agft run into thousands of dollars. Lexington, Ky., barns were blown down or Bet on_fire and other damage was caused during'a heavy rain, wind, and electric storm in central Ken- tucky today. The total damage Is esti- mated at Faeris, Georgetown, and Lexington suf- fered heavily, many business buildings being damaged in Paris. ON 70-MILE AUTO TRIP Mr. Wilson Enjoys Exciting- Country Baseball Game. LA PLATA FANS CHEER HIM President Plays Golf, Then Speeds Through Southern No Visitors After Return, but Will Discuss Successor to Post on the Board of Mediation With Secretary Wilson. President Wilson yesterday experienced the excitement of a country baseball game and thoroughly enjoyed It. He hap- pened along in his automobile at La Plata, Md., about 35 miles south of Washington, when he' heard a series of wild shouts and cheers from a frantic crowd of fans, rooting with all the in- tensity of a major-league struggle, for the rival teams. The President wore a big pair of goggles and thought he could watch the game inconspicuously 'Without being recognized. He stepped out of the automobile the crossroads general store, a short distance from the diamond. Recognized and Cheered. As he cautiously approached the grounds, however, a thousand curious eyes were turned upon him. The feminine residents of La Plata almost Immediately discovered his Identity. the they chorused as they swooped down on him and greeted him. The players paused and the crowd gave three hearty cheers for their dis- tinguished visitor. The President inquir- _ed about the progress of the. game, and found that the La Plata" team" was in a bitter combat with the Indian Head. (Md.) team, with the score a tie. The President watched the contest for half an hour, enjoyed the antics of the players and the alternating. Jeers and compli- ments as they came from the bleachers, but did. not wait, fpr the finish. Plays Golf Earlier in the Day. Motoring on, the President had to make a wide detour on account of freshly oiled roads, and arrived at the White House just in time for dinner. He had traveled 70 miles. Earlier In the day he played golf. No callers were received last night, but it Is expected that the President- will confer tomorrow with Secretary Wilson, of the Department of Labor, to select a successor to Louis F. Post. Post had been designated to act on the Board of medi- ation and conciliation, under the New- lands act. but was found to be ineligi- ble. It is believed the. President soon will name a commissioner of labor statistics, who will be designated also to act on the new board. WOOD ISTO GO ABROAD Chief of Staff Will Attend the German Maneuvers. MOBE TO SEEVE IN FRANCE United States Army Officers Will Spend a Year Studying.Cavalry, Artillery, and Other Given an American Attache to Enter the Bal- kan. War With the .Roumanian, Troops. Gen. Leonard Wood; chief of staff of army, making a transcontinental with Secretary Garrison-to insuect army will leave ,Mr. Garrison's party late in August sail for where, upon' hifritaUpn government he will attend Jrxah'eavers Announcement has been oT the detailed for1, study of French-mili'.-. tary methods, Officets Going to Capt. Francis-'H. Pope, 'of the United States cavalry, on duty 'at Fort George Wright, Washington, has 
                            

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