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THE VjASfflKGIOJJ HERALD. TUESDAY. MAHGH 4, 1913.
Washington Ablaze with Light
and Thousands Parade the
Avenue on Gala Occasion.
New York "Brave," After Twenty
Year' Absence, Here to Cheer
To tile casual obsener It appeared last
night tliat tlie whole world had stuck
on a false mustache bought a, "tickler."
and rallied forth to celebrate tho ce
of tho Inauguration of tho country's
twcntj-tlBhth President. Tho only char
acteristic of the epical American merry
making crowd lacking Mas the tin horn.
That adjunct to tho pleasure seeker's
Jtlt of tool was notably missing
The Fecond night of the Aenue's Il
lumination retalod achievements of
electric lighting that had not appeared
on Sundd. evening All of the stores
wero lit up. the District Building, the
Post-office, and the other public build
ings, while they did not take on any
particular holiday garb, were lighted
from garret to cellar In honor of the
man who becomes the President of the
t'nltcd States to-daj as the clocks strike
the hour of noon
That the automobile owners of the Dis
trict are a church-going class seemed
to he pro-.cn by the vtrttt' On Sunday
night, whin the illumination sjstem was
turned on for the first time, thero was
an automobile paride" on Pennsyltanla
Aenue. but last night that featuro wa
hanged Into a solid stream of cars that
.ecupiel praetlcail the whole street and
tiirratrmil the 1ms of tho pedestrians
tuat oerflowoil from tho sidewalks at
iery minute All manner of ehicles of
eery color and "prcious ftate" turned
The Capitol and Washington Monument
outlined b the light of powerful search
lights from the Nay Department, mark
ed the terminals of the great parade, and
hero and there mcrican IlHgs rippled
In tho breeze in the light of more search
lights The lights overhead on each side
and thru. n the -street produced a riot
of color, a' if the -pectrum hid gone
wrong In Its head and was running amuck
lied In m of -Noise.
To the conglomerate nole of laughter,
shouts, the blare of automobile horn?, tho
gongs of cars and the occasional .staccato
whir of the ambulances bell, was added
from everv direction tho notes of the
hands of differ, at political organizations
and marching clubs
The Jefterfon Club, of Philadelphia, pa
raded behind a band, the members of the
organization appearing In silk hats and
Foirher frock coats th it harmonized but
porU with the gaud crowd on either
r bide of the street
In Fpite of the order of MaJ S1 ester
p ittlng the ban on ticklers" and threat
ening their users with dire things In eon
jifctlon with flns and imprisonment,
there were hundreds of hnsc Instruments
a' road In t e 1 md The balloon men. with
their hogging bundles of -iellowr pig blad
d rs were eerwrere. and the venders of
buttons, badges and hatbands did a llvelv
i-ast night at the Raleigh Hotel, head
ouarters of Hammany Hall were
cscb'K-iert Charles P. "Tjrphv. hlsJ
I road, forid face rad'ant with smile,
a eompanied be T I" t-mkh. secretary
of th ' organization, and Phil Donahue
tieasurer of Tamman, moved about
through -re corridors of the hotel and
Fhook hands with such of tho braves
ar-d their fricrds ns sought him out
Mr Vurphy arrled at the hotel shortly
bfo-e S oelock He was hungr Ae
eompaniei b Mr Smith and Vr Dona
hue, he thrice nisailed the dining hall
'n search if prctndcr Three times he
vas Informed that there was not a seat
tc be had Klmllv, long- nfle-r S o'clock,
the leider if Tnii'many was fed. He
1 ad carried 1 Is appetite since noon, like
wise his complacenc-. Pit roth were in
need of replenishment.
Tnmmnn Hrnu frolic.
Tho leaders of Tammany Hall took
part in the evening's frolic on Pennsyl
vania Avenue onl as onlookers. They
did not project any serenading parties or
participate In the general round of the
hotels in which others of the organiza
Just after Tamman Hall had been
safely landed at the Raleigh the blaring
notes of tho big brass band were heard
out'lde. The Tammany men made a dash
to tho doo-, thinking that their coming
was to be celebrated with beating of
drums and blowing of trumpets In the
Hreet thev beheld a crowd of sllk-liatted
citizens earning two standards One was
the Stars and -stripes the other, at first
indlscernable was later disclosed to be
a liugo blje flig emblazoned with a
shield whirh was upported by two ramp
ing stallons. It was tho b inner of the
Keystone State rml the Democratic A
A SUFFRAGISTIC .GEOGRAPHY LESSON.
WOMEN DENOUNCE MEXICAN PUZZLE
Sufhtfirti, at Big Mass Meet-
.inf , Condemn Disgraceful
Treatment Given Them.
INSULTED BY ROWDIES
Dr. Ana Shaw, Mrs. Carrie Catt, aad
Other Leaden Voice Their
Nttlosal Photo Ox,
One of the most popular app eala the votes-for-women marchers made was with this sign.
On the Steps of the Treasury
Building Is Staged Great
THOUSANDS SEE IMAGE
Demonstration for Woman Suffrage It
One Unique in Hittory of
Cnder an auspicious heaven, with their
draperies fluttered and tossed by warm
breezes, a springtide sun playing upon
the brilliant tints and hues of their
costumes, a chosen band of suffragists
formed one of the most beautiful dra
matic pictures ever seen on the stage,
or in the oren, in Washington to review
the wonderful pageant given Jesterday
by the women of the nation
Tens of thousands gathered In all the
streets ard avenues In the vicinity of
the south front of the Treasur. where
the great disp!a was given, and en
gaged a detachment of mounted police In
continual battle by their vain attempts
to crowd their ast numbers within sight
of the magnificent spectacle upon the
reservation, and the assembled thou
sands. Jammed before the stand, on all
sides around It, at the comers of the
Treasury plaza, and even upon the roof
of tha Treasury itself, watched the form
ing of this gorgeous picture, with breatu
less interest, now and then breaking the
hush to greet the completion of one of
the wonderful formations with sharp ap
plause. Miss Hazel MacKaye, daughter of a
noted dramatist, and sister of Pcrc
MacKaje. poet and dramatist, designed
the tableaux. The principal actors In it
were Columbia, Hedwlg Relcher, Jus
tice. Sarah Truax, Charits. Violet Klin
ball: Liberty. Florence Plemlng Xojcs.
Peace. Eleanor Law son, and Hope, Mil
dred Anderson. In their tableaux the suf
fragists gavo a long-to-be-remembered
treat to many an Inauguration lsltor.
and celebrated a triumph throjgh It
TOM MOOEE were.
Washington "Moile" Manager Oct.
aio.t Fatoralilc Film..
In the keen competition which existed
yesterday on the Treasury steps be
tween the "moies' men from New
York, Paris, and elsewhere, to get the
exclusive motion pictures of the com
plete tableaux rnd procession of the
suffragists, a tVashlngtonlan won out.
and: the credit for securing the complete
film aggregating some 3,0" feet, is due
to Tom Moore, the well-known local
The urcxcelled position which Mr.
Moore, with Ms camera, occupied on the
Treasury steps enabled him to photo
graph the nvagniflcicnt spectacle in Its
tntlrctj, aad a corps of expert motion
picture men worked into the early hours
of this morning developing the films,
that they may be shown here to-day,
less than twenty hour.' tlmo after the
ovent passed irto history.
Mr. Mooro stated to a reprcscntaUv
"UNCLE JOHN" WILSON
HOST OF THE FAMILY
hnrtler nftey s. clneV h. wnnrtprful
picture began building Columbia, robed 'of T""5 Washington Herald lat night
in a flowing mantle of deepest purple, lhat "In all his experience with motion
which was lined with the stars and bars Picture photographing of public events
of the national emblem, first appeared be never witnessed such a wonde-ful
between the central colu-ns of the Treas- ,.md artistic spectacle, or secured a be!
urv portico, summoned bv the call of
Accompanied bv the crash of the band,
plajlng the "Star-Spangled Banner," Co
lumbia advanced down the long steps
with impressive majest The sun
glinting from her brazen helmet, and
from the golden eagle on her scepter, the
stirring strains of the national anthem,
the ree.al benrlng of Columbia all this
move-el tile vast crowds to Instant, en
thusiastic cheers. Imperiously she took
her position in the centre of the broad
terrace, and summoned her attendants
with raised scepter
Justice, Charity, Liberty, Peace and
Hope, attendants to Columbia, and rep
resenting with their bright trains the
Jewels ard Fplkes of her crown, came,
one by o-ie. through the central columns,
each summoned by strains in keeping
with her peculiar character, and each
seeking her place behind tho Goddess
through beautiful measures of descrip
With each new nppea-ance, the virtue
and her fluttering retinue were cheered
by tae delighted spectators First came
Justice With solemn step, she ad
anced. survesed the assembled mul
titudes, then, with the same sedateness
of bearing, made her way to Columbia
nd rendered her ODedience She was
clad In fllny purple, and purple veils
floated on the breezes around her head
and shoulders Clad In the same man-
rvejsioue- ' 7h7f . ,k " her rctlnue followed their mistress,
eoclatlon of Harrisburg. had come to the j.,i --0 .,n . .i,.i v...
hotel to greet the Chief KxccutUo of dlJ Tif-!"!. Cl '" ..1 ?'
Pennsylvania. John K. Terxr, a Rrpub
STRIKE IS THREATENED.
Poller nml IJrlectlsen from Ont of
Tnirn re Peeved.
Diplomacj and promises of better treat
ment prevented 100 visiting detectives
from going on a strike jestcrday
t the IniUaticn rf MaJ Sjrvester. the
police heads of two score of cities de
upon which were described "Justice de
mands equal suffrage."
Charity then answeed the summons
to the strains of Handel's "Largo "
With her train, in filmy costumes 61
pale pink, she floated down the broad
steps, passed the goddess, did reverence,
and took np her position at the opposite
extreme of tho arc behind Columbia, to
that taken by Justice.
Liberty, in crimson gauze, with drap
eries freely tossed by the breeze, came
filing down the steps next, her every
motion free and unrestrained. Her at-
MaJ Sj 1 ester daring the inaugural cere- and joyous motions T'pon tho broad
monies. The isltlng detectives were to i plaza. Liberty and her unhanded retinue
le paid fron J1 to $5 a day, and sup- gave a glad dance ef freedom to the
P'ied with ra.lroad transportation and resounding "Triumphal March" from
ci commoda o & in Wasnligun.
The troub'e began brewing on Sunday
-i.tsht when lie visiting detectives went
to the note to which hey had been
rssigned. T(i-r" found that as many as
o bht detect! es had bee given a single
oom In whlti- to sleep
Word of the contemplated walk-out
reached officials and diplomats were as
signed to mingle with the disgruntled
visiters It is stated that better accom
modations were given the men last night.
SOCIALISTS IN PAGEANT.
Socialists were among the most en
thusiastic and notable marchers In the
suffrage parade jesterday. In their
ranks were some of the best known
social and political workers and writ
ers of the country.
Their banner set forth a claim that
made a fine popular nppeal as It was
carried aloft by a crew of sturdy So
cialist". "We want the voto In the District
for both men and women." It read.
Mrs. Jack Recovering;.
Pittsburg. .March 3. Mrs. Rosella Jack,
thirty-two years, who was shot at her
1 ome, February S3, was much better to
day. She told the police her husband,
Jumcs M. Jack, shot her, hut the Utter
ncnles the charge. She will probably
largest Homing Circulation.
The building of the tableaux paused.
A long, low wood-note was sounded, and
as it died away a serene figure In dra-
peries of silver white appeared between
the lofty columns. In her hands she
held a dove, which, from her position
at the top of the steps, she freed and
watched it as it mounted In the air.
circled over the heads of the breathless
w atchers, and flew away tow ard the head
of the pageant on the Capitol grounds.
Sand Plays "Lohengrin.
The band played the tender overture
to "Lohengrin." Peace, attended by a
little boy and girls bearing flower bas
kets, came toward Columbia, She was
followed by a group with olive branches
In their hands, and, then, by another
group bearing cornucopias of luscious
fruits, slgnlfvlng the plenty that fol
lows in the wake of peace.
After Peace and her train had taken
positions behind the Goddess, the last
bright spirit made her appearance. To
the elusive melody ot "Elsa'a Dream,"
Hope, the last Jewel of Columbia's crown,
shyly danced toward the majestlo figure
on the plaza. Her attendants, In rain
bow rolors, danced down the steps be
A final croup of merry, carolei chil
dren earns sporting down behind th
train of Hope. In their hands thsy
carried golden spheres, and to the jnusle
nf Mnndelssnhn "finplnv Rnn'v thev
I gathered behind nope, typifying, her ra
lllanca and her Justification. I
trh -cromttd stand en tha ffniiiiisii
ter film, and it is his opinion that there
will bo a world-wide demand for the
showing of the films
Announcement Is made that they will
be featured at the Garden Theater to
day, ard as the taking of tho pictures,
as well as tnelr exhibition, lies the au
thority of the executives of the suf
fragists organisation, their completeness
is assured Those familiar with such
productions contend a film production of
this character, vhleh will perhaps be
been liy 60&00AO people in less than a
month's time. Is one of tho best adver
tisements the city in which it is taken.
And which is featured in the picture,
can possibly have
DEVIL'S OWN PROBLEM.
Hott Slany Gallon re Congealed
That Is, Ice Water.
WInsted. Conn, March 3 Satan's king
dom is frozen over. People down there
have harvested their Ice crop The ice.
ten Inches thick, was taken from Roman
pond and the supply Is adequate to meet
all demands provided the summer Influx
Satan's Kingdom Is the name bestowed
upon the asbestos colony between Col
llnsvllle and New Hartford
Winsted mathematicians are trjing to
figure out how many gallons of water In
Highland Lake are congealed and the
total weight of the ice-field, which is ap
proximately three miles by one mile In
area. The Ice Is from six to ten Inches
thick, which makes the problem a diffi
President-elect and Relative Take Din
ner Together Following Dittin
guiine'd Kinsman's ArrrraL
After his visit to President Taft at
the vhite House jesterday afternoon.
President-elect Wilson took part In a
family reunion of the Wilson family at
the Shorehrun Hotel.
A large crowd had gathered about
the hotel, and when the President-elect
returned from his visit to the Whito
House ho was theercd tt the echo. In
the lobby fritndly faces were on all
sides, and a number of men nnd women
tried to crowd up and shake hands with
the net executive.
John A Wilson, an uncle ot the Presi
dent-elect, had engaged the entire fourth
lloor of the hotel for the communication
erf the Wilson family.
"Undo John" had arranged for a
amlly reunion nt the hotel last nljnt.
and those who were to participate In
that event began to arrive earlj. Others
who are not members of the Wilson
fnm!l camo to pay their respects.
Amomr tho first were Vice President
elect and Mrs. Marshall.
This gathering of tho Wilson relatives
was a strlctl familj affair. It had been
a. long time since most of them had seen
each other, and their greetings were ac
cordingly happ. The gold room of the
hotel had been set off In potted palms
and ferns Over the mantel nt one end
of the room there wero clusters of rare
Klllarney roFC Down the center of the
long table were banked tulips. Jonquils,
snapdragons, ana lupins, the enect ot
the varlgated spring flowers living sin
gularly pretty Tho President-elect had
the seat at the head of the table.
his right vv.os Mrs John Wilson, and on
his left his brother. Joseph. Mrs. Wilson
sat with John A. Wilson half way down
the right side of the table
The others In the party were Mrs Jo
seph Wilson, Mrs Alfred Wilson, Mrs.
Luce. Mrs Leach Mrs Edwin Stark,
Mr. Fenn. Miss Elizabeth Wilson, Jr.,
John M Wilon. Miss Margaret Wll-on,
Edwin Stark. Mrs McC Wilson. Mrs.
MacCoy. Mls Helen Woodrow Bones, Mr.
Yates Mrs Fenn Dr Stockton Axson.
MIfs Elizabeth Wilon. Mrs Lee. Mr.
Alfred Wilson. Miss Jessie Wilson, Miss
Alice Wll-on. Wajne Bleakley, Miss
Eleanor Wllon. Edwin Wilon. Mrs Per-
rln rothran. Mrs John McC. Wilson.
William McC Wilson. Mrs W. W. Stark.
Mrs Annie Howe. James Woodrow. and
fltz Williams MacMastcrs Woodrow.
Bitterly demanding that th officials
responsible for shameless Inadequacy of
policing along the sutfrsaiits' line of
march yesterday be made to answtr for
their neglect and carelessness, the meet
ing at Memorial Continental Hall which
was to have been one of celebration and
Joy, turned into an indignation gather
ing. District officials were denounced for in
efficiency, for carelessness, and disgrace
ful Indifference to the requests of the
women of the nation that their long
planned parade be given sufficient pro
tection. Many of the women marchers, gathered
in the hall, complained of being Insulted
In the presence of Indifferent police of
ficers by rowdies assembled upon the
Avenue. Borne claimed that ruffians,
forcing themselves before tho pageant,
tried to trip the marchers, hurled ob
scene Insults at them, and in many places
fully broke the line of march.
Every one of the speakers went as far
as dignity and self-respect would per
mit in denunciation of the national and
District government", the Washington
police, and the crowds that blocked the
Progress of the paraders nnd hurled Jeers
and Insults at the women along tho line
Resolutions, presented by Oswald G
Vlllard. owner and editor of the New
York Evening Post, were passed, pro
nouncing the unqualified censuro of the
suffragists upon the Washington police.
The resolutions set forth that the women
of the United 8tates had practically been
denied the right to mareh down tho prin
cipal thoroughfare of the National Capi
tal, and that the police hnd listened with
Indifference to the ribaldry and Insults
which had been Inflicted upon the women
by the men who filled the entire street.
"Such occurrences." declared Mr. Vll
lard, "would have been a disgrace to any
city, and they were doubly and trebly
disgraceful to the National Capital."
The resolution provided tliat President
elect Wilson be aske.l to Institute an in
vestigation Immediately upon his taking
office, with the view to bringing to
punishment those officials of the Wash
lngton government responsible for the
Indignities and lack of protection in
filcted upon the suffragist parodcrs
Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, president
of the International Alliance of Suffrag
ists, urged that eery women present
besiege her Senator or Hprtsentatlve
and urge him to support a motion to
demand of the District Commissioner!
a full report In explanation of tha con
ditions on Pennsylvania Avenue jester
Dr. Sharr la Prond.
Leaves Question Up to
IMPROVEMENT IS NOTED
No Cause for New Jersey Man and
Cabinet to Worry Unless Co
"BABY WONDER" HERE.
Using a modified wireless receiving
In.f.nm.nt a TTVenel, elentlat has i
sble to detect thunderstorms more than I matter who her opponent was, would al
800 miles distant Iwajs acquit herself creditably.
Among the many distinguished visitors
for which Washington will be host dur
ing the inauguration period. Is Dorothy
Dollj Frooks, known as the "Political
Babj" Wonder." Miss Prooks is but
eighteen jears old. She has stumped the
Eastern States, nnd has spoken as many
as ten times a night under the auplces
of the Woodrow Wilson College Men's
League, New York, In behalf of the
Mr Wilson has recognized her work
and acknowledged it through a letter
ho Ecnt her before leaving for Bermuda.
She is now studying law in the office of
Charles Goldizer, the famous New York
lawjer, but she Intends to enter Rad
cllffe College next September.
She Is an ardent admirer of William
Jennings Bryan, and a militant suffra
gist, declaring, at the age of fifteen,
that she would be the first petticoat
President of the United States. She has
been in many debates where the woman
suffrage question was Involved, and no
HERALD OF TO-DAY'S SUFFRAGE PAGEANT.
i 'Sx.l.l.l.l.KMsrVLaiiiiii? laLanB
JOSS INEZ WTT.ffOLT.AND,
v CkUta tke Mot BMvttfnl aKrUt in. Asaerlcm,
Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, who presided
at tho meeting, led the ICO women
present Into a tremendous demonstration
of Indignation In her opening speech.
"I was never so proud of jou In my
life," declared Dr. Shaw, "as I am to
night. I was never so ashamed of our
National Capital as I am to-night. It
anything was needed to prove that
women need the ballot for their own pro
tection, nothing could have proved it
more forcibly than the treatment the
women ef this nation received In Wash
"The conduct of jou women this after
noon proved bejond a doubt that jou
have tha self-control, the dignity, the
power to remain calm under Insult. We
will Just keep our teeth shut tight until
we have the power to command Con
gress, to command the police, to com
mand the armj", to protect the women of
"I have marched in New York on
Broadway: I have marched in Philadel
phia, and I liave marched in London, but
never before have I itn such an exhi
bition of Incompetency ns was witnessed
to-day. I hope every one of you will
enter a protest to your Congressman,
calling upon that body to take action
upon the lack of protection to-day for
the women of the United States.
"There are women across the sea who
are not able to control themselves under
great provocation We are told that
American mei are different, and will
never treat American women ns the Eng
lishmen' are treating the English women.
But I say to jou that a low man is
always the same wherever he Is, nnd
to-day It was the hoodlums who were
given possession of the streets. This Is
n National Capital It doesn't belong to
the District of Columbia, vv e, the w omen
of the United States, protest to tho men
of tha United States against the indig
nity put upon vis here to-day"
Police Are Rapped.
Before the close of the meeting a note
was sent up from a man. who said he
was not a suffragist, declaring that the
heart of every chivalrous man in Wash
ington Is filled with righteous indigna
tion at the failure of the Capital of tho
Nation to protect the women of the
country in their march through the
streets. He was given three cheers by
the meeting, as were also all the men
who had stood by the suffragists In their
plea for the vote. Commodore Harold
G. Moore, IT. 8. N., retired. led the
meeting In three cheers for tho women.
There were Introduced to the meeting
Miss Lucy Burns, of Brooklyn. N. X.,
who played a largo part In tho organiza
tion of the parade; Miss Glenna gmith
Tlnnin, also of New York, snd Miss
Hazel MscKaye, sister of the dram
atist of that name, who designed tho
pageant; Miss Judith W. Smith, of Bos
ton, a spry young lady of ninety-two
years, who marched In the parade, and
Miss Emily Howland, of Sherwood, N,
T eighty-seven years old, also a march
er. Miss Mary Johnston, the novelist,
made a brilliant address on tha Intel
lectual and ethical aspects of the wom
James S. Laldlaw, ot Now York, presi
dent of the National Men's League for
'Woman Haftrage, in an Interview last
night declared that the polloing condi
tions during the suffrage parade were
the worst he had ever seen. He charged
that many of the polloe on duty were
special officers, most of whom, he said,
were drunk. The little Boy Scouts, Mr,
Laldlaw said, did much more to protect
the women marchers than did the po
nrATTaURAL BALL" TO-NIGHT.
Secretary 'vVzurtteld Announces List
of Governors (a lie Present.
Becretary Lorenso G, Warfield, of tho
National Democratic Association, last
night armennced that the following Gov
ernem had nceepted Invitations to attend'
the assoeiatlon's "Inaugural ball" at the
Govs, Bullar of New Tork, Miller of
Delaware, McCrearj of Kentucky, Hall of
1 Louisiana, Moorehead ( Nebraska, Dunns
of Illinois, Major ot Missouri, Poihler pf
President Taft will to-day at noon turn
over to his. successor In the White House
a Mexican situation which Is vastly dif
ferent from that which confronted tha
Washington administration a week or
ten daj's ago.
Not only has every preparation been
made for President-elect Wilson to re
sort to extreme measures for the pro
tection of American life and property
in .Mexico, but. In addition, the critical
nature of the Mexican situation has al
most disappeared for the time being.
Dispatches to the State Department jes
terday indicate that the trend In Mexico
is now toward rapid Improvement of con
ditions In that country. Administration
officials find, after extensive reports from
all sections of Mexico, much hope for
tne restoration, of law and order at an
early date. They regarded the situation
last night as less threatening to the
United btates than it has been at any
tlmo during the last two years.
Dispatches to the War Department
jesterday confirmed the reports of a
clash between United Mates cavalrjmen
and Mexican irregulars along tho border
near Douglas, Ariz. It was reported that
no American soldier had crossed the
line into Mexico, though Invading bandits
had been driven back by riflo tire. The
Incident will not have any diplomatic
consequences, because of the fact that
the Mexicans did not represent tha au.
thority of tho Mexican government, but
were members of a rebel force operating
along the border
Trouble ln Cananra.
At Cananea. In the State of Sonora,
where there are largo American mining
Interests. th situation is the most acute
of anywhere in Mexico. Popular sud-
port is being given an armed force of
about 6") Maderlstas. who threaten an
attack upon the town Additional Fed
eral troops are said to be on the way
to Cananea to assist the garrison ln pro
tecting life and propertj-.
ne only other point at which there
seems to be nny serious danger to for
eigners is at Porflrlo Diaz, a border town
opposite Eagle Pass. Tex There the
brother of the rebellious Gov. Carranza
has occupied the town, and Is demand
ing that the foreign merchants contrib
ute to tho support of his soldiers. The
.merchants have refused to contribute,
and it Is feared that Carranza will exe
cute his threat of turning the town over
to his soldiers for robbery and pillage.
Condttfojis More Pacific.
Reports from Mexico Cit. and from
other sections of the country, indicate
that rapid progress is being made to
ward the pacification of the country.
The Huerta government, according
to Ambassador Wilson's dispatches,
continues to rscslvs numerous promttsa
of adhesion to th new rsglins ,froa
rebel leaders throughout the country.
Considerable progress Is being- toad
towtrd the restoration ot railroad and
telsgraphlo communication throughout
There is no disposition at tha Rats
Department to bellevs that tha Mexi
can question Is solved. Officials of th
present administration, howsver, are
very hopeful of better things ln Mex
ico for a time at least. Thsy ara ex
ceedingly gratified at the fact that
they can turn over to tha Incoming ad
ministration a Mexican situation which
Is without the tremandous menace to
the United States which existed during
the conflict in Mexico City and Im
mediately thereafter. '
"FIRE" IN HIS SHIRT
STARTLES BIG CROWDS
Walking Advertisement for Dr. Saw
yer's Cushion Soles Shoes
There was Just one man ln Washington
last night that made his way without
trouble through the masses of human
ity without digging.
Ha was a distinguished-looking person
ln evening clothes and a tall, shiny hat
and moustache and beard that marked
him ln the eyes of the populace for a
French count. Some strangers In tha
city, ln fact, went so far as to call hhn
the French Ambassador.
But It was not this gallic look that
won him a way through the congested
throngs which had blocked the suffrage
pageant. It was a remarkable Illumi
nation of his shirt front that startled
Innocent spectators Into a firm belief
that they 'had 'em," and people felt
away before hhn so that he had eas
The man declined to give his name.
When he was first accosted by a re
porter, he was thought to be some noted
visitor within whose personality there,
must be a "storjV Ho was run down
by the reporter in the Raleigh Hotel,
whither he had been followed for two
blocks. Instead of answering tha inquir
ing reporter, the distinguished person
simply smiled anri then the reporter
fell away, to, for
A perfectly natural looking shirt front
suddenly was lighted with these letters
"DOCTOR SAWTER'S CUSHION
Then the distinguished person smiled
again, and Invited the reporter to see
"Pretty neat, ehr" commented the dis
tinguished stranger. "Let's try it out on
The "trjtng out" was remarkable for
the distinguished stranger produced some
"effects" by the use of the weird shirt
front that neither suffrage nor inaugura
tion can produce. Whenever they reach
ed a crowd that blocked the way the
distinguished man flashed his "ad" and
people Jumped out of the way as It they
had been shot with a "liquid pistol."
The owner of the illuminated shirt
front declined to give his name. He
said he had been offered thousands ot
dollars for his ad. After walking several
blocks with the reporter, he "ducked" in
-the midst ot a crowd, and was lost to
The shades of Croesus. Lucnllns, et
aL might be Interested ln the an
nouncement of a jew lork city fur
rier that he will make coats to order
from Russian sable for Jll.000. 17.6.000.
nnd 16S.000 each, according to the grade
of skin selected.
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Flag Attached to Our Stacks
at 14th and B Sts. N. W.
The Flag Above Everything
Duty to the Public First Consideration.
This is our motto : "The public be pleased."
We believe in more than meeting our customers
half way. We give them what they pay for, and then
help them to get the most out of what they have bought
Potomac Electric Service means more than the sup
plying of electricity. It means that all of the men con
nected with this company are at the sen-ice of its cus
tomers whenever they can be of service to them.
In Your Home, Store, Office
AND BE PLEASED
Potomac Electric Power Co.
231 14th St. N, W. At the Comer
PHONE MAIN 7280