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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SATURDAY. APRIL 27, 1912.
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A Commercial Museum.
Napoleon once sneeringly -spoke of
the English people as a nation of
shopkeepers," and aristocratic England
smarted under the imputation. Had he
known us he might more truthfully
have spoken of us as a nation of manu
facturers, and we would, m our demo
cratic fashion, havo appreciated the
compliment That is what Americans
are, and they are proud of the distinc
tion. Out of the independent efforts of
individuals toward commercial and in
dustrial supremacy there has recently
come hopeful signs of that organiza
tion of forces and sjstematization of
the determination that America shall
rne day win the trade of the world,
rhich spells successful endeavor, r
For some time we have had here an
energetic and 'forceful direction of the
supreme effort that the South is now
making throughout every corner of the
sixteen States to take that high place
in the commercial and industrial world
for which a prodigal nature has so
lavishly endowed her. Washington has
been the seat of the executive offices of
the Southern Commercial Congress,
which has this great work in hand. One
of the most convincing educative orces
in thts work is the commercial and in
dustnal museum installed here recent
ly by that orcantzation. This is de
signed to show the possibilities of each
of the constituent States through an ex
hibit of the resources and products pe
culiar to each and common to all. This
step is one of supreme value m teach
ing the people of the United States
who may see in it just what the South
can do and upon what the men who are
behind this movement base their hopes
and their predictions.
As an advertisement of the South
this museum cannot be surpassed by
even the apparently limitless ingenuity
of the modern advertising man. Thou
sands of tourists will have presented to
them through this museum an object
lesson which will give them truths of
the situation which will far exceed
their 'fondest imaginings.
All that the South has done through
the organization of its bodies of busi
ness men, through its individual Arms,
who have freely contributed to the sup
port of this movement, may well be
emulated by the National Congress on
a larger cale to take in the whole ot
the United States, here and abroad, in
order to give to our own people some
adequate view of the wealth of this na
tion from a commercial and industrial
point of view Washington has,
through the facilities afforded by the
scientific organizations fostered by the
Federal government, perhaps the finest
scientific museums in the world Let us
have through the agency of the new
commercial congress a museum of com
merce and industry which will gather
up. from all comers of the world
through the aid of the Bureau of Com
merce and Labor a collection o'f raw
products, articles in course of manu
facture, finished products, and the re
sources of the several parts of the
United States, which will rank in
completeness with the finest scientific
collections, but which will far tran
scend any of them in the practical and
helpful education which such will im
part. Such is the twentieth century
museum which the new order demands
for its progress. This, too, will serve
as the best of all "outward and visible
signs of the usefulness and activity of
the new body.
The lure of the SoiL
Clean-up day has come and gone.
The cellar has been swept up, the
snow shovel, the sifter, and the
coal shovel hidden away with mental
maledictions. And now the funny par
agrapher takes his pen in hand to re
suscitate the time-honored hoary jokes
at the expense of the amateur gardener,
while the rake, the hoe, and the lawn
mower are brought out, overhauled,
and begin that alluring sway which
these implements will always exert ov er
us all, whether dtj-bred or transplant
ed 'from the old home farm.
Let the jokesmith mock and jeer. Let
him tell us over and over again about
the good start we are all going to
make with that garden, and of thejine
crop of healthy, luxuriant weeds we
will harvest next falL He belongs to
the class who have never known the
call of the wild which the line and fjy
exert and tell us that we can buy bigger
,r,A .. S ..- .!i ... I
u .Mibt m tub- uiAiAtfc tu n& l-ultulr
ever bring1 home frotnJihe-fishsBr ri
We know that he knqws not the joy.
the thrift, and exaltation of mind, and
spirits that fjo well with the .tired body
after a day with nature in her own
domain. He sets our pity for never
having known, and jnore because he
never can know. ,
So when, filled with resolutions and
anticipating the joy that the land alone
can give us, we take down the old gar
den tools and set out to make the best
garden ever, as we have done many a
year before, we see only the health,
moral as well as physical, which close
contact with the soil alone can give;
and though we know not a line of bi
ology or botany, we learn les'ons
fraught with the fresh air, the whole
some smell of the ground, even though
there come with it the sore muscles.
the aching' back, and the blistered hands
that are all too small a price to pay for
the peculiar joy of raising your own
Get it cheaper in the market? What
if we can? And, what if we ultimately
do? There comes with the annual gar
den revelry of springtime in the aty
2 pleasure, something aktn to pain at
times, that none of us would forego,
and which 'seems to intensify as the
years roll around. Then, the children,
too, will get something of which life
in the city deprives them. They are in
a sense deprived of their birthright if
they cannot indulge that inborn love of
the land and the soil that breaks out
everp spring despite all the obstacles
that present location may offer and,
perhaps, render wholly impracticable.
But the feeling and the desire are there
and they, doubtless, fill their secret
purpose, which may be, after all, to
lighten in some measure, the heavy load
which urban conditions are heaping on
us heavier and heavier every year. Of
course, we are going to have a garden
this year. ,
Advice from George Arliss.
Let the flamboyant press agent be
ware of George Arliss! He is organ
izing a combine of actors against the
sublimated vulgarity and crudity of the
theatrical imagination as it is revealed
in the public prints. He would, if he
could, abolish the press agent alto
Mr. Arliss told tne young women of
the New York Academy of Dramatic
Arts-that the -actor or actress. who finds
society alluring and begins to accept in
vitations, '"kicks away the very founda
tions which are supporting the desire
for the society of the actor."
This is what he said regarding press-
agentry to the actresses-to-be:
"Do not be overanxious to see your
name in print The press department is
a necessary evil of our profession. There
are rrood cress scents and bad press
agents very" bad ones There -are press,
agents ot tacr ana discretion iana'tucre
are some without any taste, "and of the
latter class there is a large proportion.
Beware of them. They have done more
to degrade the actor m the eyes of the
world than any other influence. Unfor
tunately thev are too often assisted by
uie actor nimseir.
"Be careful of our reputation even
to the point of prudishness I want you
to help to do awaj with the ridiculous,
untruthful, unsavory press work that is
at the present time considered smart
If this advice could be written in let
ters of gold and be accepted by the
leaders of the profession, whether they
be actor, author, or manager, the stage
would be more firmly intrenched in
public esteem than it is to-day.
The painful revelation that authentic
news of the disaster to the Titanic and
the rescue of the passengers was with
held by orders of the Marconi manage
ment for sordidly mercenary reasons
gives ground for wonder that somebody
did not try to reserve the moving picture
Wireless telegraphy adds immensely to
the safety of travel at sea. An Iceberg'
less ocean alsq would help some.
There seems to be need ot muckraking
Incidentally, also. It Is noticed that the
Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company
has Increased Its capital from tl.GS.S0O to
Operating the wireless Instruments on a
steamship appears to be a man s work.
Possibly sea-going ships will be. manned
with day and night wireless operators
The wireless operators are fine fellows,
and when they recover they will be pleas-
anter toward each other.
Of course It was very thoughtless of
the Frankfurt to butt In when the Ti
tanic operator was busy looking over his
Wireless operators on ocean JIners, It
appears, are not expected to waste any
time In eating and sleeping.
Even the wireless has to send back now
and then the signal "line busy."
Among the heroes, one Marconi may be
Wireless telegraphy win have to coma
under rigid control.
It looks as If something would have to
be done with those wireless moonshiners.
Possibly a system of licenses, with the
usual raids that are necessary In such a
case, would improve the conditions.
Odd to hear the papers speak of "Mr."
Marconi. Sounds almost like saying "Mr."
It's an 111 wind that blows no, one any
good. Since the Titanic catastrophe Mar
coni Wireless la selling almost like Stand
A. wireless telegraph; office that Is closed
because the lone operator has had to go
to sleep Is not likely to help much. Saving
the expense of an extra operator on &
steamship Is a forcible reminder of the
old habit of having railroad disasters
because of closed or inefficiently manned
-M:nl U Pretty pood lite saver after
MTJGH 3f ATERIAI-
Some poets please to ting of bees.
Or outternie a-wtng.
It seems they lore to warble of
The Drigntv sine oi spring.
Some bards preter to carp and slur,
To yelp of cleaning- day;
To sing of andws'or- else compose
A pesslmlttlo lay.
" 'certain quite that bardscan write
Of springtime by the ream.
At least one thins Is true or spring
It is -a goodly theme.
Uncle rennyrvlse Sara'
There's plenty of room at the top, but
most of us have to begin at the bottom,
where It's fearfully crowded.
"Does your son realize the respons!
bllltlea ot great wealth!"
"I fear not sighed the eminent mag'
nate. "He, can't seem to learn auction
bridge, and he shows no signs ot want'
lng to marry a chorus glrV
n April ST "in" History.
April Zt, 1755 Dr. Johnson evicted for
nonpayment of rent Boswell sits on
the curb and records the great man's
wonderful flow of language as the
bailiffs move the furniture out
April St, lCOS-WlUlam Shakespeare
drawn on the grand Jury.
As In the Best Society.
"How about this novel?"
"It la very good."
"Is it a proper book for a society girt
"Oh, perfectly proper. The heroine
never sees the hero In any chapter, save
In the presence of a chaperon."
To buy an overcoat of fur
When robins sing ,
Looks rather like an unkind slur
Upon the spring. ,
"Some employers seem to think that
old men won t do for business these
"Pace too fast I guess."
"Welt I dont know. When they get
too old to be Interested in canoes, or
mandolins, or fancy vests, I rind 'em
pretty good for work."
A Sad Secret.
"Mow Is It I never hear you say a
word about your old college days!"
"The coUege I went to dldn t have a
very good baseball team."
An Appropriate Poem.
"How do you like my poem on spring?"
Inquired the spring poet
"It is like spring Itself."
"How Is that?"
"Very fine In spots."
T suppose the old hen expects me
VOL V. NO. 50
OuMetts If jramitlaTsaBif
Sties. It Unl stctMsrDy to.
The Wheel Tax,
Cnd Joe Cannon. r4d fell nto-
mobfl wbttl Ux with a bant ot
land Uecuut, to tis nil T&ere
wis ft TcriUbl i&trnneftr of for
UdaB word la the ucrtd xre
rinct of "Chultj" EocaV offleo
when the former Speikrr of the
House Mustered In to piy bit mite.
The newiptgeri mule so mnrii ido
crer the stria of dubes which
Uncle Joe U aOesed to bare utttted
that we expect a lure Bomber of
octal Items from the District Build
in reporter, after the foUowiof
Senator Hami Crane "nmoboed1
into the tax coDector'a odos to
day, and, after emitting aa Indian
war whoop and some extras, which
numbered by actual count 1.531, paid
tA wheel tax and aeparted.
Le Bor Mark intaded the District
Buildlnc jesiertu. declared the
antomobOe wheel tax was the creU-
est outriB ever imposed upon a
Tree and tmxrammeied populace, en
gaged twenty-two lawyers to appeal
his case to the Supreme Court, and
then departed on his Bsdancholy
EfprtsenliUTo KlchoUa Locrworth
in Tisttms the District Bolldlnz
yesterday to pay his wheel tax took
occasion to tell Tax Collector Rosen
what he tbooxht of him, in a Totot
which resounded throughout the
boildrnx. and In terms which are
ordiaarily tabooed in polite society.
The CoUectsr smiled crbnly. bat
If this sort of example Is set by
oar leading dtrsena, what is left
tor the common, or garden Tsriety
of citizen to dot He may. If be
will, express bis rasped feelings orer
the wheel tax r libelous language
and ran the risk of thirty days ia
caroerstioo. perhaps. Uncle Joe
should be uensmeU for tl irmexmt
attitude toward "the law. The
Big Stick hereby sdmiolstrrs to bim
a slap on the wrist for his offense.
'SPECIAL NOTICE 4
5Vs wish to cutiect aa error Bids
in the list fdltkn af The Bis
tk. Ws uM J. B. Cupmtc's
middle nuns ni rtUd gitoouIL
Tn twCtajr should hire bmr 8U
toratiD. Nererthtless. Jlnaj M71
it to a tmt TTOlitwf. sad, t&etv
fort, would lii to trails It to asj
Bis Stidc rr&drr far x simple nuce.
oca is Too. Dick, or Hrn.
United States, and obllgt
Looks lor Large 'Aiditien to His
Column During the Coming
Conventions and primaries fn the com'
tag week will certainly add, thirty-eight
from Colorado and Massachusetts to the
Clark column and -possibly a number
from Delaware, 4s the claim from Clark
headquarters. The Colorado convention
cornea Monday and It la already prac
tically assured that the delegation will
be instructed lor Clark.
Representative Kussell of Missouri has
returned from Massachusetts, where be
made speeches for Upeaker Clark, and
reports Clark enthusiasm running? high
with the Speaker gaining dally. Other
reports from Boston and elsewhere in
dicate that Tuesday primaries will re
sult In a substantial victory for Clark.
The Connecticut convention on May I
will probably be Instructed for Uov.
Baldwin, but the reports j-ecelred here
indicate that Clark sentiment is sweep
ing the State, particularly In the lirtdge-
Kepresentattves of the national bead
quarters In Mew Mexico report that
nineteen out of twenty-six counties will
undoubtedly be for Clark. This assures
the delegation for the Speaker.
After the Connecticut convention. May
1, the next date of interest to those fol
lowing the contest for the Democratic
nomination, it May 8. Maryland holds
primaries on that day) and county con
ventions are held tnrougnoui Wyoming.
The Washington State convention con'
venes at Walla Wsna. 'ine Hpeakers
friends are preparing to conduct a vigor
ous campaign In Maryland during tne
last week of the campaign and have
great confidence of success. All reports
from Wyoming agree that tne mends
of Clsrk are pressing the tight there and
making splendid headway. Washington
is assured for Clark. ,
mDEPENDENCE BY 1921.
BUI Declares Filipinos Capable of
A bill providing that the Filipinos ehall
be BTanted complete Independence by
ua was reported to the House by Rep
resentative Jones ot Virginia, chairman
of the Committee on Insular Affairs.
The bill declares that the Filipinos are
unanimous In their demand for indepen
dence, and that there Is no substantial
sentiment in this country favorbale to
permanent sovereignty over the Islands
by this government In the report ac
companying the bill the statement Is
made that the Filipinos are capable ot
self-government and that the United
States, by granting It, would save 0,
CO0.OM a j ear.
It Is the purpose pf the Democrats to
pass the measure before adjournment
to get down and give her my scat'
THE BIG STICK
WASHINGTON. APRIL 27. 1912.
HAS HYPNOTIC INFLUENCE
After spdOIbs serenl fcimdnd plates la a determined effect to pte
tnrr oai wen-knova dtian, E. B. Brooks, la s troly cbuicurlstla
attitude, the official pbotognpher of The Bit Btlck has at last suc
ceeded la prodaetns the real goods. It it vlth great pleason that
Ths Bif SUek prlnta for the first Urns s tfeUro ot CitiiA Brooks
Inrinlrtae la ths famous ' Shad Bite Glide." ot which he It the
Ths "Shad Bake Glide" ia so commoti comhlDitlan of steps sad
wisxles rndred or the diaciriles ot Terpsichore, but la a h'xhlr sdeo
tlao moremeot, doeloped-oob after great thought and practice.
At rhalrmss of the prize commutes of ths annua! Board of
Trads outtatv Ed. Bropks has found ths "Shad Bike GUI ' to be
pt great rahte. Br means of this mrsterioas movement he exerts s
hrpnotia lnfiaencs orer trnsaspectug merchants as ht enters their
places ot boslness. Before the effects of this rnovrment-with-s-catan.
lnoal Itscnra hart left them they hire handed erer a diamond stick
pts. s grandfathrr'a dock, or a washing machine aa a prtcs for
th- winners of the Board ot Shad Bake pacdoD us we mean Board of
Trade athletic coolest.
EaTtnc perfected this "Shad Bake Glide." car est, -dttzea ,i Bow
crroting, hla time to another work along timllir .lino. TVs ars In
formed he ht dereloianc a movement ti hs known aa the "1 ncet.
Trot," which Js to be taught to ths membership
ANY NOTION STORE
Editor Bit Stick: Will 30a kind-
Dr Frank- Gibson has nqtmied
Ths BLr Stick to announce that he
challengea aQ comers at dam eat
lng. Ilia best record la foot dozen
la eight mlaatet, with hla right
hud tied behind -him.
U mention la jour paper ths rrtn
dpal manufactories ot dolla ia lie
STICK TO PRESIDENT
Delegate Grant Says It Will Sot
Go to Eoosevelt Will Follow
The two, Republican delegates from the
first Congressional district will follow
Instructions given them "to the letter,"
according to a statement mode last
night by T. L. Grant one of the dele
gates from this district to the ptepubll
can' national convention In Chicago, to
the Charleston News and Courier. The
other delegate, aa elected at the Repub
lican convention held here Tuesday, U
Aaron P. Prioleau, candidate two years
ago for Congress on the Republican
Grant asked to make this statement
In view of the story printed In the News
and Courier of yesterday, which be says
may be misunderstood as to the first
dlstrlcj delegates. The convention adopt
ed resolutions offered by Grant binding
the delegates to support Taft and Sher
man for nomination and J. W, Talbert
for national committeeman. Grant de
clares' that he and Prioleau will follow
these Instructions to the letter In the
The delegatea were instructed to sup
port Taft and in the story printed in
the News and Courier mention waa made
of the fact that It was rumored that
the Instructions might be disregarded
and the support of the South Carolina
delegation thrown to Roosevelt
APPROVES SHEKI.EY BILL
Dr. Woodward Appears Before In
tertnte Commerce Committee.
The Sherley bill, making It an offense
to miebrand patent medicines, was fa
vored by Dr. William C Woodward,
Dlctrlct Health Offlcer, In a short talk
at the hearing held by the House Com
mittee on Interstate and Foreign Com
merce yesterday The measure makes
It unlawful to print statements on bot
tles, of patent medicine regarding their
curative or therapeutic power.
CONFERS WITH ASSESSOR.
Jteiirrsentatlve Henry Georee, Jr.
Discusses Slncle Tax Plan.
Representative Henry George, Jr.. of
New York, visited the District Building
yesterday afternoon to confer with the
officials of the assessor's office concern'
lng matters of assessment and taxation
in connection with his single tax plan.
Representative George discussed mat
ters for more than two hours. He asked
for full Information concerning: land
values and methods of taxation and as
sessment W. P. Richards. District AS'
sessor. and his deputies were closely
questioned by the Representative.
URGE HOSPITAL FOR INEBRIATES
Board of Trade to Aslc for Hearing
The Board of Trade will be requested
o ask for Congressional hearings on
the bill before Congress providing for
the establishment of a hospital for In
ebriates In the District as a result of
action taken last night by the public
The committee believes that this bill
i the most Important of all District
measures in Congress from a standpoint
ot 'public health. The committee will
report its findings to the board at the
next meetlnc and will request that hear
ings before both the House and Senate
Amended Copy Sent Johnson.
An amended copy of the Senate uni
versal transfer bill was forwarded to
Representative Ben Johnson ot Ken
tucky, chairman of the House District
Committee, yesterday by the executive
committee of the Citizens' Conference
Universal Transfers The amend
ments were decided upon at a meeting
of the executlNe committee Thursday
A lilt for
BY YE LOCAL SCRIBE.
We are wrjodertex what kind of
a hat Wffilsm Warwick Corcoran
is going to wear this smamer
Bernhard Ebdres, the wtU-known
rre Club steward, reports the oat
look, for the Hungarian goulash
crop is exceptionally good this sea
nUliata Atberton Da Par (pro
nounced Do ray) says there s noth
ing In a name after all.
Bettor B. Walters ays air castles
af moch easier to erect than three
story bank boildiACS,
J Cutis Bidgwiy suffered from
a slight attack of rralytis as he
aatoed by our office the other day.
He was unable to torn his head.
Now that Chris. J. Gockeler has
bought a new antomobOe, wa sapj
pose he will spell oat his name
Christian Jacob Gockeler.
Now that touls WBson la trying
to trrsnge an aeroplane race for
the Board of Trade outing; we sup
pose he will boy a cap and wsar
it turned backward, In true stU
Tom Grant says that getting up
a Chamber of Commerce excursion
is aa easy a Job aa gcttinBT Sena
tor Dixon and Beprraentatlve Me
Kmley to sing "In the Land of
Harmony Tom's friends are to .
coy and skittish about acccnano-
daiJona that he has to act aa a
cimMnaMon diplomat, chaperon, and
Mr. iaa4t-riht before bis troubles
James F Oyster is now gettirg
ready to sin "Life on the Ocean
Ware for reasons of his own.
Chamber of Commerce members
There was a ladles night sete
brated out at the Columbia Country
Club Wednesday night. It was a
gala affair, according to those who
enjoyed ye affair, end The Big
Stick takes occasion to TrlTntnt
the dubmen on ye event,
Dudley Harmon W borne from Cen
tral America, where he went aa
part of the newspaper escort cf
ye hou. rT.niTV.fr Chase Knox, Sec
retary of State. His only com
ment on the trip is. X am glad
to in. home again,
Fostmaster General, HltcrMnek was
.obcwrTed on Newspaper Bow this
week, exchanging political gossip
with some of his Journalistic friends.
Tour sartorial presence is always
Frank Bicfaards. when seen at av
lata hour last night, said that the
Boosevelt bureau is feeling more
chipper than enr these pfpmr days.
There is no Question that Frank
knows whst ht is talking about, eg.
tract it from us.
Fencing Lunber at
FallKVlnM tmtt, sfHf psM, per 100 . . .$2.03
Palligs, toi tnmt, gtlMc point, per 100-.. $2.00
Palings, ImM tomi, out pofet, pr 100.... $2.00
Palligs, spin auM, pr 100... $2.00
Fmm Rails, fsW, airKi 25c
Posts, sieve imsti, ailws 30c
-Boards, itrnti, per 100 fe?t .$2.00
FRANK LIBBEY & COMPANY
Sixth Street and New York Avenue N.W.
PASSAGE IS NOW ASSUBED.
Conferees an Direct Election Bill to
The passage at thla session of the reso
lution Proposing- an amendment to the
Constitution whereby Senators shall be
elected by direct vote Is now assured.
Representative Itucker qf Missouri yes
terday made a statement on behalf ot
ths House conferees. In which he said
that the conferees had decided to recede
and advise the acceptance ot the Brla
tow amendment, which provides that
Congress shall retain the power to fix
the time, place, and manner ot holdlnjr
elections for Senators whenever .In Its
discretion It may see fit to exercise it.
He save notice that he would call up
the resolution to-day and move concur
rence In the Brlstow amendment. This
announcement was greeted by applause.
It Is expected that the House will In
dorse the report of Its conferees.
AEMY SEEDS DIRIGIBLES.
Secretary Stlmson Points Oat Value
In Iteport to House.
The American army Is sadly In need
of dirigibles and other aviation equip
ment, and In this regard Is lagging be
hind the armies of other countries, ac
cording to a report submitted to the
House esterday by the Secretary of War.
Secretary Stlmson made the report on
the subject of army aviatlcs In response
to a resolution passed by the House. He
recommended legislation authorizing ad
ditions to the Signal Corps. He pointed
out that the French army has made great
progress in the science of aviation through
the encouragement of adequate appropri
ations. The legislation proposed by Secretary
Stlmson Is embodied In a bill enlarging
the signal corps by one colonel, twelve
captains, twelve first lieutenants, and
thirty second lieutenants The bill was
drafted by Gen, Allen. Chief of the Sig
nal Corps. The bill provides that the
widow or other heir of any oSlcer or
enlisted man who dies as the result of an
aviation accident shall be paid an amount
equal to six months pay In addition to
the; amount prescribed by the compensa
tion act of May 11. 1308.
False- Call et Crime.
The corporation counsel was jesterday
directed by the Commissioners to draft
a bill making It an offense punishable
by line or imprisonment to send a false
call for any ambulance or patrol wagon.
The lack of legislation to cover this of
fense was recently called to the atten
tion of the District headquarters by Gus
A. Schuldt, assistant corporation coun
sel. Speaker Clarlc Recovers.
Speaker Champ Clark returned to the
House jeiterday. having recovered from
the attack of lumbago which forced him
to turn over the gavel to Representative
Saunders Thursday. The Speaker was not
troubled with any pains jesterday.
SHIP TAKES SOUTHERN COUESE.
Ansmste Victoria Avoids Danger of
New York, April 35. To avoid any
danger of a fate like that suffered by the
Titanic, the liner Augusts Victoria, when
news of the great ocean tragedy reached
her. turned from her regular course and
followed one 12) miles south of the cus
tomary track. She arrived to-day and
reported having seen no Ice.
All festivities on board were omitted
and 11.03S collected for the Titanic re
TAFT TO HAVE IAST WORD.
President tv 111 Speak at Brockton
Xext Monday Evening.
Brockton. Mass., April rs. The last
word In the Massachusetts Presidential
primary fight between President Taff
and Col Roosevelt will be spoken by
the Chief Executive, as announced here
to-day. Horace A. Keith, chairman of
the Republican City Committee, an
nounced to-day that President Taft had
accepted an Invitation to speak here
Monday, and the opera house .has been
engaged for him
President Taft will also speak Monday
In Fall River, New Bedford. Latham.
Haverhill. Lowell, and Lawrence This
Is part of the route CoL Roosevelt will
take in hla tour.
Titanic Stops Divorce,
Reno, Nev, April ML On finding his
wife's name among the survivors of the
Titanic. Paul Schabert, a German, claim
ing residence in New York, who was
here seeking a divorce, has started for
New York to seek a reconciliation.
SPECIAL FOR TO-DAY-
F. G. SMITH PIANO CO.,
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Bradbury Building, 1217 F St.
Much Lower Prices
Crew Eefiues to Work witli non
union Men Also Say Life-saving
Apparatus Is Bad.
boutbampton, England, April IS Th
White rJtar liner Olympic, wnictt has
been held up off Hyde, Isle ot "Wight,
since Wednesday, when the firemen and
oilers mutinied because they claimed the
lire saving equipment was Inadequate,
was abandoned to-day.
The White Star Line had succeeded In
shipping an engine room complement
when ten loyal engine Voom employes V
deserted their posts because the com
pany had taken nonunion stokers and
deck bands on board.
The Olympic was ordered back to port
and the work of disembarking her 1,400
passengers was begun. Earlier in the day
marines from the cruiser Cochrane ar
rested lifty of the Olympics sailors upon
Capt. Haddock's charge that the men
were disrupting the balance of the crew.
The deck hands placed under arrest
were members of the International Sea
men s Union, and naa reiusea to sail
with the nonunion stokers and oilers who .
had been taken on board to nil the places
of those wto quit the snip capt Had
dock argued with the men. but they were
obdurate Fearing that the entire crew
would be disrupted by the malcontents
Capt. Haddock sent a wireless message
to the commander of the Cochrane, which
was standing by, and explained the sit
uation. A body of marines was dispatched and
the mutinous seamen were arrested and
taken on board a tender.
The White btar Line has lost thousands
or dollars through the delay in the de
parture of tne great liner
Portsmouth. Encland. Anrll 3t Thi,
nrty seamen arrested on the White star ',
liner Olympic. Charged with mutiny,
were brought here and arraigned In fo
llce Court this afternoon. Ail pleaded
not guilty. They were remanded until
Signal Fires (or Tribesmen to rru
Madrid. April ML AH Morocco Is
aflame with the holy war spirit, accord
ing to telegrams received by the war
offlce from -Moroccan cities to-day Mes
sengers arriving at Melilla and other
cities say that signal fires can be seen
nightly upon the mountain crests, com
manding tribesmen to arm themselves.
The interior tribesmen of Kabjles have
gathered a force of $.504 men and "have
the towns of Buermana and Bckels un
der siege Thousands of armed tribes
men are rallying to arms throughout the
JEWS TORTDKED IN FEZ.
Satire Tortnre and Mutilate- Men
and TO omen.
Paris April X. Dlspat hes from Fes.
Morocco, Indicate that fighting is still
going on In that city to-day
Scores of Jews hare been kidnapped
and are being tortured by the natives.
Desperate effort are Being made to res
cue them while still alive. In one house
raided by the natlies ten Jewish women
were mutilated and l"ft to die. Their
husbands were killed by being ground
under the feet of their captors.
Fully 10,000 Jews have been made home
less and more than 100 killed.
Capture Rebel mraunltfon
Madrid April ML A military patrol
upon the Portuguese-Spanish frontier to
day discovered a large quantify of arms
and ammunition hidden at San Vincents
by Portuguee rojalists, all of which was
confiscated It Included 710 rifles and six
teen barrel' of cartridges and gunpowder.
The authorities have learned that it re
cently arrived from Hamburg and was
to be used in an anti-republican uprising
Lots of Ship Confirmed.
ContantinopIe. April IS. Wreckaga
washed ashore at the Western end of the
Dardeneiles led to a report to-day that
the Italian cruler Verese had sunk fol
lowing the bombardment of the land
fortress there last week. Reports that
an Italian ship had gone down were
confirmed from Italian sources, but the
name of the vesel was not revealed.
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