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SATITTDAY. MARCH 25. 1911.
The Church Congress in. Washington.
The gathering of churchmen in this
city next month upon the occasion of the
annual session of the Chnrch Congress
will be an event of more than usual in
terest and importance. President Tift
lias signified his willingness to make the
principal address, and the personnel of
the Washington committee, headed by
Associate Justice Lurton, assures thor
ough attention to every detail necessary
to attain complete success.
The fact that this congress is an open
forum for the discussion of questions
vitally affecting church interests insures,
of course, the utterance of divergent
view-. It is this very freedom of ex
pression, however, which will give im
portance to the occasion. Out of a mul
titude of counsel will come the wisdom
wlvch is essential to church development.
It is also worth while to remember that
differences of opinion arc signs of vi
tality and interest. The all-important
fact i- that the delegates who will attend
th- congress will, after all, be inspired
In the desire tn extend the cause of
Christianity, and that this central idea
v.i'1 dominate their deliberations. They
may not agree always as to details of
accomplishment, but they a.rc certain
never to lose sight of the necessity of
a .neving ultimate result.
T!ie members of the congress will find
in Washington a congenial and helpful
atmosphere. The religious clement here
s numerically large, and despite the ef
forts f some to insist that the cit, as
a National Capital, is largely dominated
In the world, the flesh, and the devil, the
workcri in the vineyard know that this
's absolutely untrue. They can testify
fr m pergonal knowledge to the solid and
substantial faith which is the basis of
.;!rngtnn citizenship, and they arc
i-"ju.i!'y aware that in no city will a
church congress be more sincerely and
r.rrii.ii!y welcomed than in the National
T: lias another claim for distinction
cthrr than N.-ing tho homo of Senator
J'ailev and the maneuvering ground for
thi United States army. Its legislature
v a adjourned after one of the shortest
.-sums, and with a record of no im
""tant 1- gislation.
The Navy Department as.-ures us that
th inking of the San Marcos, formerly
the Tfas, has sj1vc1 important naval
problem?. Perhaps it did. but it was a
cr.stly lesson, this shooting at a $1,000
T"-r poor fellow who was so badly hurt
n an auto collision in Ne.w York the
oicr day while on his way to his own
wedding is wondennp what experience
w .1! enmo next.
Federal Civil Service.
Most of the go eminent employes arc
now working for the Federal govern
ment instead of for a political organi
sation. This :s amply proven by the
twenty-seventh annual report of the
Civil Service Commission. While the
fight against the spoils system has not
yet been fully won, each year witnesses
an advance. In the Federal offices the
work of patronage brokers has been re
duced to small proportions.
The real purposes of this reform are
not alone to secure a better and more
efficient class of public employes, nor yet
to avert the summary dismissal from
the public service, for no fault of their
own, of individuals who are capable and
industrious. The real purpose is to get
public employes who will work for the
government, that pays them, and not for
an organization of politicians who pro
cured them their places. It makes it
impossible for public employes primarily
to devote themselves to carrying out
the projects of the party bosses. Thcj
American people wonld never tolerate
activity in politics on the part of army
or navy officers. Is there any more
valid reason why they should condone
the same activity when manifested by
postmasters and internal revenue col
lectors? Judges are never allowed to be
active in politics, for courts must be
kept clean from partisanship. Why, then,
should marshals and court officials de
vote their time and energies to the fur
therance of political ends?
Although the reform is yet incom
plete, a vast change has been effected
since thirty years ago, when, as many
will remember, a change of administra
tion emptied almost all of the Federal
offices here and throughout the land, and
the chief occupation of Representatives
and Senators was securing positions
for their friends, whether competent or
not, and the most efficient service
for the government saved no man -whose
sponsor had been defeated for Congress.
Flowers -which bloom in snch a spring
ought to know better.
How Help the Clerks.
The organization for assisting the gov
ernment employes in their efforts to se
cure more pay has now been perfected.
The programme is a definite one, and a
nucleus of a fund has already been se
cured. The work should be prosecuted
The logic of the situation is so palpa
bly with the employes that it would
seem an easy task to create a wide
spread sentiment in their favor. For a
quarter of a century the salaries of the
great mass of subordinates have not been
raised, although the cost of living has
enormously increased. The problem of
existence has, therefore, become a se
rious one for the government employe.
In addition to this, it must be remem
bered that departmental work requires
more than the average amount of intel
ligence and that it is also to be expected
that the government clerk and his family
shall be decently housed and clothed
and that his children shall be educated.
In fact, the demands upon these em
ployes by virtue of their positions arc
largely disproportionate to the salaries
which they receive.
The committee which has the matter
in charge is composed of practical busi
ness men, who will sec that the contribu
tions to the cause arc wisely and ef
fectively expended. With a substantial
public sentiment supporting the move
ment. Congress will eventually be in
duced to grant the increase. The cam
paign of education is, after all, the
proper foundation upon which to build,
and it cannot fail to be productive of the
desired result in course of time.
Will the coronation cop to bo presented
to King George at the Crystal Palace bo
called the Kind's Mug?
Bringing Children Into Court.
A little nine-year-old girl, in a mo
ment of childish ignorance and curiosity,
pulled the handle of a fire alarm box.
and the engines, of course, responded to
an unnecessary calL The letter of the
law was violated, and forthwith a police
officer took the child into custody and
she was haled before the Juvenile Court.
The incident, happily, did not go further,
for the judge of that tribunal promptly
released the little offender with a few
words of admonition and adicc.
The question arises, however, as to
the wisdom or necessity of arresting and
taking into court this little child. It
wis plainly evident that there was no
malicious or criminal intent, and it
would seem as if a word to the parents
might have been sufficient to prevent a
recurrence of the offense. There is, we
believe, an eagerness to bring people
into court that is not always justified
by circumstances, and this observation
applies to other cities as well as Wash
ington. The fact that a large number
of cases which are taken to the Police
Court arc trivial and inconsequential is
I shown by the numerous dismissals which
arc recorded, and there is no doubt that
the annoyance of arrest and court at
tendance is frequently imposed when a
simple warning would be sufficient. For
some culprits, large and small, the court
is a proper destination: but in other
instances, as in the case of the little
girl, it would seem as if there ought to
be lodged somewhere sufficient discre
tion to deal satisfactorily with minor
infractions without dragging the of
fenders into court.
Of course. Mr. Taft leaves the social
functions to his wife. But can it be
denied that ho is seen nevertheless at a
good many "tees?"
Prance, also is agreeable to international
arbitration. After all. it is merely writ
ing into form what now is the recog
nized spirit of peace between civilized
Since Dana Gibson created the Ameri
can girl, nothing has produced upon us
such an effect of art as the present-day
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
II A REM SICTRTS.
When girlies rum to trouserettcs
We think the plan immense.
For we suppose
They'll cut such clothes
On lines of common sense.
Rut when -we se those trouserettes
Wo find but little gain.
For flowing wide
From cither aide
Depends tho usual train.
"She was always flighty as a girL
-fane is yet. why, she will get di
vorced without having a sign of a hus
band in sight.
"Then you don't think much of this
"No: to mc it reads like an automobile
catalogue with a slight plot."
Pncrilixm Pays Hrtter.
Peace Is more renowned than war;
But. I'd state
No one hangs up purses for
A debate. ,
A Prosaic AITnlr.
"Anything romantic about their wed
ding?" "Nothing whatever. She can cook, and
ho has a job."
"Do you always keep asmiling about
your daily duties?"
"Naw; I look grouchy. Then I ain't
asked to do no extra work."
"Last night my wife and myself had
the most foolish squabble of our married
'"What was tho subject of your dis
pute?" "How we would invest our money. If
wo bad aar."
SOCIAL GOSSIP OF
The latest aodition to the statuary of
London, the effigy of the late Duke of
Devonshire, was unveiled recently by the
Marquis of Lansdowne. The statue is of
heroic size, in bronze, and represents the
duko in tho uniform of the privy council,
with the robes and Insignia of tho Garter.
The statuo stands at the junction of
the Horse Guards avenue and Whitehall,
just outside the United Service Institu
Before unveiling the statue. Lord Lans
downe delivered a brief eulogy upon the
statesman, with whom at one time he was
associated In political life. In the first
place, he was a man possessing a sense
of duty stronger, perhaps, than of any
other public man duty to himself, to his
party, and, above all, to his country. The
second characteristic was the absolute in
dependence of his nature. He was a
strong party man, but he would not go
all lengths with his party. He would
sacritlco his own interest, his own con
venience, but not the principles and con
victions which he held.
His third outstanding characteristic was
the transparent sincerity of his nature.
He had an absolute contempt for the
kind of half truths and evasions which
sometimes were resorted to for the pur
pose of getting over a difficulty. And it
was the possession of theso qualities
which won for him the unique position
which he Oiled in public life.
The late duke (Spencer Compton) was
the eighth in line of succession. He was
a Knight of the Giirter. a lord of the
admiralty, later under secretary of war.
twice secretary of war. tlitn postmaster
general, chief secretary for Ireland, sec
retary for India, and lord president of
the council. He was lord rector of the
University of Glasgow and chancellor
of Cambridge University and of Victoria
University. He was horn in Is.., and
married Countess Louise von Alton, of
Hannover, widow of the seventh Duke
cf Manchester. He died in 1WS. and was
succeeded by his nephew, Victor Chris
tian William Cavendish, the present
duke. Marquis of Hartington. Karl of
Burlington, and Baron Cavendish.
I have narrated in a former letter that
the foundation for the great wealth of
the house of Cavendish vis laid through
royal gifts of abbey lanis on the disso
lution of monasteries to Sir William
Cavendish in l.ViT, who was- one of the
gfntlemen ushers to Cardinal Wolsev.
In vrt, a Sir William was elevated to
the peerage as Baron Cavendish of Hard
wick, and was made Karl of Devonshire
in ISIS. The fourth earl was created a
duke and a marquis in IKS'
The new Karl Cawdor. Viscount Kmlyn.
of the younger branch of the ducal house
of Argyle. is a "."cry delicate man of
forty. Constant ill-health has kept him
out of public life, otherwise he would
have been heard of at Westminister, as
he had strong rolitical ambitions. He
endeavored to take part In a recent elec
tion as Unionist candidate for the Guild
ford division of Surrey, hut he was
taken ill on the platform and had to re
tire. The new Countess Cawdor is a cousin
of the Marquis of Bath, and sister to
the beautiful Lady HIndlip. She cares
verv little for the smart world of Lon
don, spending most of her time in Scot
land, or at her Buckinghamshire home
Karl and Conn"ss Cawdor will he even
wealthier than the late peer, the count-os-j
having recently inherited a lirge
fortune from her uncle, the late Hon.
Charles Kllis. in addition to Frensham
Hall, a lovelv place near Haslemere
Frensham H.ill Is crowded with beauti
ful furniture and costly brlc-a-brac.
while the exquisite gardens constantly
emplov no fewer than forty-two garden
ers to keep them in order.
The pnrity of King George's d'ctlon
grnerally commands attention, and at
the opening of Parliament one lord re
marked pointedly that It was doubtful
if the "King's Knglish" ever was spoken
better from the throne. King George's
oratorical abilities are familiar to Kng
lishmen, hut it is not so generally known
that ho can ho a capital ex tempore
speaker in an emergency. On one occa
VOL. IV. NO. 45.
Oar Mono: If yoa ee
Stick. It un'l necessarily I
i The Bit
Iroters for The B SUA htc
been orkm steadily on the sreat
diamond robbery committed by
It-sU-nons Mud Mary. Tho folfrxr-
uiz important dews. crrtlonkM by
the police. hxTe been wcurcd bj
Tho Be Stidi Shcrlodj:
At ZH& p. m. yrsterdaj a
vcuAod into (tOldenberc's and Loulit
a rnper of pub. Sho offenrt a large
bolitairo diaxaund in pajment, but
whilo tho clerk wa.i examining the
fcUmo the wnnian disappeared vith
tho pins. The diamond was found
to 11 laMe.
Jost before drains time yesterday
R. V. Andrew was accosted in his
store by a strange woman mth a
face that must haro been as painful
tn wear as to look at. She pur
chased a dozen Utile pasteboard
boxes, filled ooh with diamonds,
bad them wrapped, and bemwrd
tr. Andrews' fountain pen to ad
dress the packages. Mr. Andrews
Ruspicjnns were not aroused until
the woman had departed with the
Yesterday mornirut an unknown
woman called up Ned 'McLean, jr.,
and aJtcd him if he wanted to buy
any diamonds. "I hope not," Mr.
McLV-an bakl; whermpiwi the mys-
tenoia woman exclaimed peenshly
and hun; up the rccutcr.
A woman weanns a larre num.
ber of rinzs walked into O'Uonnell's
inic stnro yesterday and asked for
Siime Diamond Dyes. It is thought
she Intended ti color the gems
so they would defy detection.
A Central officii dctectiro saw a
woman plrdrfrc: diamonds yesterday
in a Pennsylvania avenue pawnshop.
He told her to wait there a minute
and wrnt to telephone Maj. Sylves
ter for instructions. When he came
back tho wanan had cone. The
pawnbroker said she had taken a
westbound car. The police' are fol
lowing this dew.
The black fheep of the family is
often a blond.
The only thintr that rightly nuiy be
accused of driving a man to drink la
A man who is always blowing
about the money he makes may be
counterfeiting and still not be a
The only way to win a woman is
The penalty of a acden. kits Is
frequently a life iratenon at hard
labor. WAED EVANS.
sion, when opening- a bazaar, he began:
"When I came here I had quite a beauti
ful speech committed to memory, so
much so that I even could repeat it back
ward, if necessary: but, alas, these
charming surroundings have driven every
word of it out or my head, and I am as
helpless as a ship which has lost her
rudder. However, here goes," and, forth
with he plunged into a spontaneous ad
dress so full of happy compliment and
rollicking humor that his audience was
alternately delighted and convulsed.
Perhaps the most extraordinary Inci
dent in a King's sneech was when King
i George IV, as prince regent, had wagered
mat he would introduce In the middle of
it the words, "Bah, bah. black sheep."
Tills he actually dll ami won the bet
After rolling forth several grandiloquent
sentences concerning Britain's position in
Spain, the prince regent paused, rapidly
uttered tho words, "Bah, hah. black
sheep," and resumed his speech.
(Cornrisht, Oil, by JlnClnra Newspaper Syndicate.)
MEN WITH A PAST.
Make Honorable Record in After
Life to Atone for Early- Mlxdcedii.
r"mra the New York World.
A Brooklyn lawyer, suspended from
practice, who disappeared seven years
ago and was thought to have committed
suicide, reappears as the leader of the
minority in the Michigan senate. The
chief of police, of Danville. Va., Is recog
nized after many years as an escaped
convict under sentence In Georgia.
During the recent political campaign a
candidate for governor In a Western
Stato was Identified as one who, in youth.
had participated In a crime of violence on
the Texas border. The governor-elect of
a Southern State proves in infancy "to
have been a foundling.
It is pleasing to note that in every
one of these cares identity was admitted,
and that the honorable record of after
life was generally accepted as atoning
for early misdeeds or oliscurc origin. Kx
posure, therefore, whilo painful in some
instances, has not operated to discourage
those who. In many other places, arc
seeking honestly and Industriously to
overcome the disadvantage of a bad start.
Irei nnd Drom.
From the Icdon l-uly News.
The woman or fashion no longer calls
for cloth-of-gold sewn with pints of jew
els. She breaks competitors more easily
with simple tailor-made costumes at 3)
guineas to bo changed at tho week-end.
with 10-guinea hats to he worn thrice
and thrown aside. The old styles were
the .symbol of money in a strong box;
the pearls would serve again, the cloth
of gold would rael up to gold thread.
The new styles htand insolently for
money pouring out as from a tap left
No Inniilt Meant.
From the ITiuadelnhn Itrrord.
Itabbi Wise, of New York, is unac
countably sensitive to the uso of th word
"freight" as applied to Immigrants.
Freight is good Knglish for a load.
whether carried in tho first cabin, the
steerage, the ship's hold, or, latterly, in
The Klnxticily of (lie Mnlln.
I'mro the Dallas Neva.
Of course, our postal department has
its faults, but it is still possible In this
country to put a thousand kisses in a
letter and send them under a 2-ccnt
Xo Taimini Tlih Time.
From th MphttVii Oirexncrna!.
Kvidently a little "possum went a long
way with the President. He did not ask
for a repetition when he went to Georgia
"-"nwn th New Iliicn I"3lUdinm.
Mayor Gaynor has furnished a little
girl with a recipo for happiness. He
probably told her to keep out of politics.
Pnn the CTrurictJTn News aM (uner.
Now that it is possible to buy a drink
lawfully in Alabama, so many persons
won't want to.
THE BIG STICK
WASHINGTON. MARCH 25, 1911.
BIG STICK'S HALL OF FAME
Who is the real and only City Father in oar town?
Judge De Lacy.
Our artist might hare represented him with a enontenance as stem
as Mars, to threaten and command. But bo didn't. That is not
Judge Da I.aey's style.
Being the official parent of all the children whoso little feet stray
f mm the narrow path, he has the largest family of anybody In our beau
tiful city. He can tell a story or preach a sermon with equal skill He
is certainly entitled to a placo in our II all of Fame.
Tom Morgan Thero are several
ways rf removing superfluous hair
from the upper lip. The one moat
common is to lather the face thor
oughly and nse a sharp knife or
razor. In your case we suggest that
you rub in some cold cream and
appb" a Tnrkish towel bnskly for a
few seconds, '
C Rosenthal We know of no au
tomobile Ann selling cars with com
bination delivery wagon and tonneaa
bodies. A neat conveyance can be
made from a wheelbarrow and a bi
cycle. N. Foster To make tomato soap,
first boil the can until the paper
peels off easily. Slico in small sec
tions and serve the contents hot.
Eat with spoons or any convenient
implement. The pieces of can may
be made into medals for life savers
of tobacco trading coupons.
A, N". Schneider-The correspond
ence school of Scrambleton. Fa., has
an exceUent coarse In archiiectnre.
I love to steal awhile away
Krcm every carting care.
And on the golf links to pursue
Tho golf ball to its lair.
O. J. DEMOLL.
AT THE COLUMBIA
"Who is that conceited looking
man who looks as if ho owned tho
whole place? asked Byrcn B.
Adams, as ho sat on the porch of
the Columbia Country Club.
-That man?' said William J.
Ejmon. "Ho Is the most, distin
guished man arosnd here. He is
the only man who admits that he
does net know how to play crff.
THE SAFEST WAY.
Drink to ma only with thine eyes.
And I will pledge with mine.
For by this means will we escape
The dangerous germs In wise.
E. E. MOltSB.
Sable Getting- Scarce.
Sables arc going up in price, according
to Samuel F. Steuer, of New York, who
is in the wholesale fur and hide trade
and was seen at the New Kbbitt.
"Mr. Grove, the British consul In St.
Petersburg." said Mr. Steuer. "reports
that all fur-bearing animals, ' especially
sables, are becoming fewer each year.
Hunters give it as their opinion, he ex
Plains, that, this decrease Is due. to the
fact that the growth of the timber trade
has brought many workmen to the north,
and the sable has moved into more re
"According to the report prepared by
the Siberian members of the Douma, the
quantity of furs obtained is steadily de
creasing every year, not because they
aro hunted less keenly than formerly,
but because the number of animals is de
creasing, mainly owing to the methods
used in their capture. Thus, in some
districts the sable has oeen exterminated,
and in others of late years it has rapidly
"It appears that sables are caught in
large numbers in the early autumn and
spring, when the animals are molting
and tho females are with young, a sys
tem, or want of system, at once useless
and ruinous. In view of this, the im
perial Russian government will be ap
proached on the subject of instituting
a closed season for fur-bearing animals
Social War I'nendlnjr.
Charles W. Peters, of Chicago, chief
deputy sheriff of Cook County. III., who
was recently seen at the Arlington,
said that, humiliating as it may seem
to confess it. society, after 1.000 years
of social order of one sort or another,
and 2.000 years of Christianity, is still
in a constant state of siege. "The
property class Is compelled to maintain
possession by force or by threat of
"After twenty-four years' experience
in the sheriffs office." said Mr. Peters,
"I have become convinced that the sub
ject of the punishment of prisoners has
made but little advancement. The
crimes which are chronicled In our
dally press are only a small portion of
the actual crimes committed. The Im
pression that all the defalcation and
grafting is committed by public oftt
cials Is erroneous.
"One of the most annoying and ag
gravating problems to sole Is the utter
disregard of a very large proportion
of our population for the rights and
comforts of the other portion. In my
Judgment, the acts of that class arc as
annoying and aggravating as those of
the confirmed criminal.
"For example, hundreds of persons are
killed annually through the carelessness
of automobile rhauffeurs. Their disre
gard for the rights and safety of pedes
trians is amazing. On the other hand the
dis-regard and carelessness of the pedes
trian for the rights of the automobile
owner are likewise amazing.
"I would suggest that the so-called
criminal reformers devote at least a part
of their time to educating people to re
frain from committing acts of careless
ness as well as crime.''
An American National Flower.
Henrv Turner Bailey, of Boston, who
was recently seen in this eity, in speak
ing of an American national flower, said:
"There should be more work dono to
ward getting us a national tlower. I rec
ommend tho mountain laurel. It is hardy,
it is beautiful, its pod takes the shape of
: five-pointed star. It is truly American,
for it cjin take care of itself. Discard
your crests; they are affected and are not
American. But get yourselves some dis
tinctive sign or symbol to work into
yeur dress pattern, on your stationery,
and into your household linen.
"Kncourago photography in the schools
and collections of art. Start collections
of embroideries, and photographs of tho
finest trees of the town, the finest pond,
the best clump of vegetation."
A Hit for
NEWS FROM THE FRONT
Ity The Bu; Stick's Special War
Cramba. Mex.. Six hundred lnsur-
n"Ctos were put to rout yesterday
I by Michael O'l-lahcrty. Timothy
O'Shca. and Patrick Klynn. who
were dnnnj a hand car over tho
tracks of the Mexican Central rtail-
r.Kiij. inn loroo Americans used
their pick handles to good effect and
captured several hundred nll and
two field guns. p. J. H.
Chile Conaarne Pasa. Mrx. I hare
learned on cued authority that
President Diaz has been notified
that unliss he restores peace within
a eek the Washington troop K
Boy Scout? of Amenca will bo sent
to put down the rebellion.
P. J. H.
San Buriconio. Mex. An unknown
American Joined the insurccto forces
hero tiwiay with a letter from At
torney CoFtigan. of Washington,
recommending him to be fearless,
indomitable, and a magnificent war
general. He is believed to be of
Irish extraction. P. J. H.
Washington capitalists interested
in mining properties at Getrich-raicfco
fear an uprising of tho peons. They
hare appealed to Maj. Sylvester fcr
a policeman. P. J. H.
Gen. I. N. de Gestiooo and Oen.
Epidemic de Spepsia are expected
to attack (ho American troops in re
taliation for their seizure cf the
insurrecto's stores of hot tamales at
Big lleed Creek. P. J. H.
MUSINGS OF THE
F STREET CYNIC
The gilded youth is usually a cold
The busiest basybodicH aro usual
ly people who hare nothing to do
but mind their own busines;.
A woman's idea at knowing a
good thing when she sees it is
to look in the mirror.
A masterful husband is one who
can compel his wife to do anything
she wants to do.
The man who boasts that he
"knows himself" in most Instances,
should bo ashamed to admit the
Where there is an 01 will there
Is also a way.
JOHN U CASSIS.
Tho fact that Jack Krtiber is no
longer In Congress interferes with
Ed Wold's scheme to hare a bill
introduced in Congress to make the
opening day of the baseball sea
son a legal holiday In the District
WANT COAL LAUDS OPENED.
People of Alatika Wonld Develop
Reaoarces, Tnft In Told.
Gov. Clark, of Alaska, called at the
White House yesterday to talk with
President Taft about the needs of this,
nation's northwesternmost territory. Gov.
Clark said that the people of Alaska
rightly demanded that the coal lands of
the Territory be opened up.
He declared that there was need of
protection, so that the coal lands of
Alaska be not "exploited," hut said that
the legitimate opening cf these lands
meant the development of Alaska as she
could not be developed otherwise.
The governor was disappointed at the
failure of Congress to pass the bill at
the last session, providing for the leas
ing of Alaska coal lands.
TWO PITIABLE CASES
IN JUVENILE COURT
One Father Sentenced and
Another Gets Warninjr.
Arraigned before the bar of the Juvenile
Court on a charge of nonsupport, John
Temple, a n"frro. of J23" Naylor court
yesterday pave evidence that discloses one
of the most deplorable cases of destitu
tion in the city,.
Judge Do Iary at first sentenced him to
six months In tho workhouse for failure
to support his wife and clpht children
but when the deplorable conditions were
revealed, the court suspended sentence,
provided Temple pays 17 a week toward
the support of his family. Workers of
the Associated Charities first investigated
the case and found th entire family Irv
ing in a single room with but one bed and
a small cot.
Temple worked when he frit like It
which wasn't very often, and his family
was in crying need of food. Judge De
Lacy made Templts understand that lie
would have to move his entire family Into
more sanitary quarters or he would be
taken into custody.
Another pitiful case of nonsupport was
presented to tho court when Charles
Perry, a negro, living at TO Willow Tree
alley, was sentenced to six months In the
workhouse and ordered to pay SO cents
a day toward the support of his family.
His wife was sentenced to the workhouse
March 20 for five months for striking a
woman over the head with a bottle. They
have two boys and two girls.
TWO DIE IN PACT;
ONE LACKS NERYE
Inmates of New. York Alms
house Drink Poison.
Lyons. N. Y.. March 21. Thomas Duffy
and James McCarthy, both inmates of the
Wayne County Almshouse, committed
suicide last evening by drinking corrosive
sublimatf. The suicide was suggested by
Duffy to Kdwanl Doremus, another in
mate, who declined tn enter the pact.
Duffy was sixty-live years old and had
once been a prosperous barber In New
ark, but lost his property through drink.
McCarthy was eighty-five years old and
had been a day laborer in Lyons. Duffy
when In his cups often talked of suicide.
Duffy came to Lyons yesterday, took
several drinks, returned to the alms
house with a pint of "forty rod," which
he smuggled in and regaled his set, aft
erward suggesting a suiiide pact. He
hustled around and found a bottle of cor
rosive sublimate used to exterminate ver
min, drank a goodly quantity, passed it
to Dorcmus, who declined, then to Mc
Carthy, who took a stiff nip.
The three men had been inseparable
friends, and Duffy's plan was that all
three should die together, but only two
had the nerve.
GIBSON HEADS BALL TEAM.
Hoard of Trnile Plnycrn Will negin
Dr. J-Yank K. Gibson was unanimously
re-elected captain-manager of tho Board
of Trade baseball team at a meeting at
tended by about twenty-rive candidates
last night. Next Monday the ball toners
will begin throwing the kinks out of
hibernated arms and absorbing spring
and soreness in stiffened muscles on the
east diamond of the White House ellipse.
Practice will be held every day afterward
until the playing season starts, beginning
at 4:-T0 o'clock each afternoon.
The practice games, which probably
will begin within the next two weeks,
will include such opponents as the Senate
team and members of the Commercial
Gaines will be played with the Metro
politan. Chevy Chatc. and Commercial
clubs some time in June at the American
League Park. Negotiations are under
way also for games with out-of-town
Mr. IJnrrctt'n Lecture on Mexico.
That the United States will be com
pelled to cross tho Mexican frontier and
take charge of the government of that
country Is the belief of Robert S. Bar
rett, for many years editor of the Mex
ico Daily Record, who is to deliver
his lecture on the Mexican revolution at
the Columbia Theater to-morrow night.
During his long newspaper experience
whilo a resident of Mexico City, Mr.
Barrett gained an Insight Into Mexican
affairs such as few Americans secure.
He believes that the Diaz government Is
not strong enough to control the situa
tion, and that the United States must
protect the property and lives of tho
30.000 Americans residing, In that country.
When Diaz dies ho expects rf-olutions
to break out on every side.
Mr. Barrett lias pictures showing the
revolutionists In the field and the Ameri
can troops camped on the border. Among
those to bo exhibited are Gen. Carter, of
the United States army. Gens. Orozco
and Blanco, of the Madero forces, and
President Diaz on horseback at the head
of his troops.
MnJ. nntt, Plenne, In Future!
President Taft has signed the commis
sion as major of his person aid. CapL. A.
W. Butt. Capt. Butt will assume his new"
rank at once. His promotion will not
mean that lie will be transferred from.
the "White House.
IITTLE Kr70WW FACTS ABOUT WELL-XROWS PERSOHS.
BISHOP SAMUEIa FALLOWS was n. brigadier general. In the civil wax.
He is a native of Lancashire. England.
FREDERICK FUN'STON. brigadier general, U. S. A.. Is an expert botanist.
JAMES G. HTJJiEKER. the musical critic, is a grandson of James Gib
bons, the Ir(sh poet,
MARIE DRESSLER. the actress, was born In Canada. Her reaJj names Is
DR. ISAAC K. FUNK, the celebrated spiritualist. Is an ordained Lutheran
ANTHONY FIALA. the arctic explorer, was for many years a newspaper
artist and cartoonist. He was born In Jersey City, N. J.
TAFT TO ADDRESS
Session Opens in This City
on April 25.
President Taft yesterday accepted an
invitation "to make the principal address
before the Church Congress, on April 3.
i in this city. All the delegates and speak
ers will be received by the President and
Mrs. Taft at 2:30 o'clock on the opening
day. The meetings will be continued for
four days. .
Tho Church Congress, which has often
been called one of the most unique re
ligious institutions in this country, pro
vides an open forum for the free discus
sion of all subjects of vital interest to the
church. No votes are taken on the sub
jects undr discussion, and the congress
Is separate and apart from the annual
convention of the Kpiscopal Church,
which meets in the latter part of each
.summer. The meetings are held annually
in large cities throughout the country.
Justice H. Up Lurton. of the United
States Supreme Court; Bishop Harding,
of the Washington Diocese, of the Kpis
copal Church, and the Rev. J. Townsend
Russell were members of the local com
mittee on arrangements to call on the
President to extend the invitation. Jus
tice Lurton is general chairman of the
local committee and Mr. Russell is sec
retary. Rev. Henry Rabcock. D. !".. of
New York City, Li permanent general
chairman of the congress, and the Rev.
G. A. Carstensen. of Riverdale. N. Y .
Is permanent general secretary.
IS COSTLY LUXURY
It Would Cost CJark 83,000
a Year to Maintain It.
Persons who marveled yesterday at the
self-denial of Champ Clark In announcing
that, as Speaker of tho House, he would
pass up automobile transportation for
himself at the expense of the govern
ment discovered what they claim to be
a method in his madness.
The Speaker of tho House has a $uvin
touring car placed at his disposal b
Uncle Sara, but he has to pay for v -maintenance
out of his own pocket. A. -cording
to the figures of "Uncle Jor"'
Cannon, that expense amounts to no Its--than
fZA per month. Spcaker-to-be Cla.-K,
it Is said, scented from afar this draw
back to high life travel and was emphatu
in his assurance that his own sturdy legs
and the District of Columbia street ca1--would
be amply sufficient for his locomo
tion about the city when he assume -
charge of the House gavel. The C.V
annual fund for the maintenance of tne
Speaker's car was abolished some t.me
The Speaker's big car has been housed
by Elliott Woods, superintendent of the
Capitol, but Mr. Cannon has stood the
monthly expense of $15 for a chauffeur.
and a gasoline and repair bill amounting
each month to a similar sum.
Mr. Cannon asserted yesterday that
he believed the Speaker of the House, In
order to expedite public business, should
be accorded the use of a car. and said
that he stood ready to vote the neces
sary maintenance fund to Mr. Clark
should he desire it.
PAPEE JOBBERS TO C01WENE.
Important Sensiniu nooked for Cnp
itnl Next Jnne.
One of the "most Important of the con
ventions booked for Washington in the
early summer is that of the National
Paper Trade Association, which meets
here June 22 and 23.
This convention was procured through
the efforts of Ross P. Andrews, of this
c.ty, treasurer of the organization. Mr
Andrews won the tight single-handed
against the appeals of Boston,New York.
Cincinnati. Minneapolis, Buffalo, Cleve
land. Chicago, Louisville, and Detroit.
Five hundred persons are expected to
attend the convention. The association
Is made up of the papr jobbers of th
United States, and Mr. Andrews is pre
paring a royal entertainment for them.
FREE LECTURE T0-BIGHT.
G. G. StrooT Will Talk on the Florida
A talk will lie given on the Florida
Everglades to-night at SCO G street north
west by G. G. Stoof, who has recently
made a tour of this wonderful section,
where -t.PfiO newcomers from the North.
Kast. and West have recently settled.
These travelogues are highly entertain
ing, and many colored stereoptleon views
are shown, giving an idea of the great
reclamation work now under way there,
and also showing the results of cultiva
tion and settlement. The lectnre to-night
will be followed by one next Monday.
Tuesday. Wednesday, and Thursday, at
wMch Dr. Thomas Klmor Will, a noted
conservationist, -will lecture.
Conxrrexnman "Will Motor ITcre.
Representative William B. McKlnley
yesterday began a motor trip from his
home at Champaign, ITL, to Washington.
With one companion he proposes to cover
the entire distance into Washington by
automobile, and appear at tho Capitol In
time to take up his duties on April 4.
It is estimated that the trip will not
require over a week.
Cane Referred to Examiner.
Justice Stafford yesterday ordered the
case of Willard B. Dorcmus against the
National Cotton Improvement Company
referred to A. Johns as examiner, to take
testimony as to whether the defendant
company -was on March 3 last or since
that time dolns business in tho city of
Leo Tolatol at White Home.
President Taft yesterday received lo
Tolstoi, son the late Count Tolstoi, in tho
Kxecntlvo Mansion and chatted -with, the
descendant of the distinguished Russian
novelist for more than half an hour. The
Russian Embassy asked that Mr. Tolstoi
be received by the Prcsldent-
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