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THE .WASHINGTON HERALD: SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 1913.
GRIDIRON CLUB ENTERTAINS
THE NEW ADMINISTRATION
Contlnneil from Phkc One.
daughter Tariff, "the fairest maid that
ever nursed an infant Industry." She
was th6 heroine and Oscar's sweetheart
i Even the messenger boy who now came
iti had to announce that "It's a bitter
night," with an accompaniment of wind
and snow. The telegram that he brought
was signed "Woodrow Wilson." It told
of the necessity for keeping Democratic
light burning because the good ship T.
Jefferson Platform was due from Balti
more with a iargo of tariff revision, cur
rency reform, trust busters, and miscel
laneous business, and with the Seven
Sisters as passengers. "It is very Im
portant that the Platform reach port
bafely," said the telegram.
The Vllllan find the Heroine.
But hark! Footsteps are approaching on
horseback. The villain enters. " Tls a
bitter night," he exclaims, as his eyes
fall upon the telegram. Will the good
ship get in safely? Not If the villain
knows it, "The good ship T. Jefferson
Platform coming in tonight?" he ex
claims. "Not if my name is Penrose
Smoot. It's a bad channel between Radi
cal Reef and Compromise Shoal. If the
light should fail she'll pile up on Dissen
sion Rock. It's a desperate chance, but
I'm a desperate man. Hark, I hear foot
steps. Ah, it's the girl. I'll wreck the
Platform. Then, once aboard the lugger
and the girl is mine, but, mind ye. Bill,
Then comes the scene between the vil
lain and the heroine. "I'll dress you like
Sheba's Queen," said he.
"No," replied the brave girl. "Rags
are royal raiment when worn for Wood
And then when Miss Tariff said that she
was "a poor, unprotected girl," Penrose
Smoot asked her if she did not want
"Well," was the coy reply, "I might
take a little on Florida oranges and
North Carolina cotton goods."
"Yes, yes, go on," said the villain,
"Also on Tennessee coal and Iron and
"All this and more you shall have, my
proud beauty, if you will fly with me!"
"Unhand me, villain," screamed the
heroine. "Help! Help'"
Whereupon, of course, Oscar, the hero,
dashed in, forgetting in his excitement
to announce that it's a bitter night, and
rescued the girl.
There was -much more to the thrilling
play, including a hand-to-hand conflict
between Old Bill Bryan and the villain
in the effort to douse the glim, but
finally the good ship was hailed. Then
it was discovered that its only cargo was
fifteen thousand office-seekers.
"President Wilson," somebody asserted,
"saye take the ship to sea again and
"God help the poor office-seekers on
Mich a night as this," said Old Bill Bryan,
as the drama came to an end.
Intervlevrinir the Cabinet.
The two new members of the club, Rob
ert H. Patchin, of the New York Herald,
and Thomas F. Logan, of the Philadel
phia Inquirer, were assigned to the task
of Interviewing the Cabinet officers, Sec
retary Tumulty and others, in order to
ihow their journalistic qualifications. Mr.
Tumulty was asked to explain why the
President went to a different church ev
ery Sunday. His alleged answer was:
"It's a part of the administration's econ
omy programme. It's cheaper to move
than to pay pew rent"
Postmaster General Burleson was re
ported as saying that he would enforce
civil service reform if it cost him every
Republican postmaster in the service,
while Attorney General McReynolds was
credited with saying that he believed in
cut-throat competition provided it was
confined to the two wings of the Repub
lican party. Secretary Houston express
ed his fitness for presiding over the De
partment of Agriculture by asserting that
as a professor of ancient languages he
could call all the vegetables by their
Latin names. Secretary Daniels was re
ported as saying that he was teaching
Presbyterian hymns to all the sailors and
that he was going to pass a big naval
bill by recommending one battleship for
each Congressional district. All the other
Cabinet officers were credited with prop
ositions that were equally laughable, and
when the candidates had shown that they
could interview public men at the rate
of five a minute it was decided that they
must be pretty Igood reporteres, after all.
SonRi With a aioral.
Interspersed between the stunts and
the speeches were songs with a moral.
One of them imitated the Jersey skeeter
and told how the trusts and the bosses
would soon be crying "stung," while an
other, a parody on "Row. Row, Row,"
had reference to the cool reception given
to office-seekers at the White House, and
the reference of all applications to Cabi
net officers. It had this chorus, which
made everybody laugh:
It looks like snow, snow, snow, .
I think the weather
Looks like snow, snow, snow.
Let's get together.
If an office you pursue.
You must play peek-a-boo
With Burleson or Daniels, Garrison or
It looks like snow, snow, snow.
If Bryan fails you.
If McReynolds or Wilson say "No,"
You can come back again
At Rcdfleld, Houston or Lane
But not at Wood-row-row.
Some Ghonta and a Bell.
The stoxy. of "The Chimes .of Nor
mandy," an old chateau haunted by
ghosts and with a bell that would not
ring until the rightful heir returned, was
the musical feature of the evening. It
was given with real harmonic and dra
matic ability and made a distinct hit.
Jeffersonlan Democracy sang a beau
tiful waltz song, telling how he long
had pondered on the snug berttiB - -he
shouid claim without fear, but that his
hopes were shattered each electoral year.
Now. however, he was on his way to the
White House. Then Mrs. Grundy enter
ed to tell him that he could not get along
without her assistance.
Oh. you-ca'n join ud at your cast - - A
In Teceptions-or pink teas', Z- M
the warbled, but Jeffersonlan Democracy
I might care to meet you there,
If I had time to spare. v
4. Quartet of Ghoata.
Then the ghosts entered, gliding in mys
teriously under a green spotlight and
swathed in gauze. They were the policies
of past administrations. The ghost of
high protection carried a large letter K
and thus sang:
The ghost of high protection,
Once he ran the shop.
Since the last election
He has no place to stop.
The ghost of dollar diplomacy was dis
tinguished by three gilt balls and lament
ed that he felt like thirty cents; the
ghost of monopoly bore a globe represent
ing " the earth and prophesied that he
would always be hanging 'round; and the
ghost of imperialism was decorated by a
crown and scepter. The ghost of the
money trust the biggest ghost of all
sang in a deep bass voice that he was a
ghost of grim persistence, but that Bryan
was now on his trail. The ghosts faded
away with a chorus, splendidly sung,
Poor old ghosts, ghosts of the misty past;
The bell of progress ringing clear, so
Sounds out and calls us to depart at last.
Now we are doomed to disappear.
Tribute to President Wllaon.
Finally came the story of the Independ
ence Bell, which was sung with great
spirit and is worth repeating, as fol
In the days of old the leaders of the
Gathered round so bravely, each with
oen In hand.
Stanch and stalwart signers of the Dec
While the Independence Bell rang
through the land.
Then its tones grew silent.
Vigilance was sleeping,
As men chased the dollars wisely, bnt too
And around us gathered specters, grim
Till at last we found a man to ring that
Found a man to ring that Independence
Listen to the story that it has to tell.
Ding. dong. bell. &c.
We think that we have found a man to
ring that bell.
Corporations big multiplied and flour
ished: Foreigners, they told us, paid the taxes
But the trusts grew strong by the tariff
And that Independence Bell went out
Back to public service
Once again we. bring it.
With the tale of glory it alone can tell.
Here's for strength and courage that
we need to ring It
We think we've found the man to ring
Woodrow Wilson, you're the man to rtn
Preaident Wilson' Speech.
As the chorus was repeated to the ac
companiment of musical chimes, and with
splendid harmony, there was a spontan
eous burst of applause which lasted-many
minutes. The song .served as tho intro-
duction for President Wilson, and ho
took his cue, so to speak, from the theme
of the story, speaking beneath a mam
moth floral liberty bell which was dis
closed as he arose from his seat
The President's speech was not report
ed, for Gridiron dinner speeches are never
published, but it was greatly enjoyed by
all who had the good fortune to hear it
It was thoroughly in keeping with the
spirit of the occasion and made a de
lightful impression. All of the speeches
were good, and the interest in them was
heightened by the fact that some of the
speakers were attending a Gridiron din
ner for the first time.
Secretary Bryan, who was the spokes
man for the Cabinet, although all of his
colleagues were asked to stand up as
a visible demonstration of their pres
ence, made an excellent speech. He was
impersonated during the early part of
the evening by Mr. Charles B. Han
ford and the deception was perfect Sen
ator Root and Senator Gofl! were among
the other guests who were called upon
and who responded happily.
The Fruit Stand Episode.
There was one brief stunt during the
evening, which created much amusement
One of the members of the club a port
ly and prosperous looking member en
tered with a push cart laden with ware3.
He was labeled "The Interests" and his
cart bore a placard with the words, "Re
publican Fruit Stand." Presently Miss
Democracy came in with another fruit
stand, containing nomination peaches,
tariff plums, and conservation lemons. In
the crowd which followed was an im
personator of Roosevelt, who loudly de
nounced the Republican fruit seller as a
liar, a thief, and a malefactor. He ap
pealed to the crowd to buy at the Dem
ocratic stand and presently Miss Democ
racy went out with an empty cart and
a purse full of money. During all this
time "The Interests" eat unconcerned.
"Why don't you get excited ?' asked a
member. "The other stand has sold
everything and you have sold nothing.
You can't live that way."
"O, that's all right," said The Inter
ests, lighting a big cigar. "I own both
A "oveI Kind of Application.
The legion of office-seekers'was remem
bered in the application for a fourth-
class postmaster, which was found at ev
ery plate as a menu souvenir.
It was made up like a genuine applica
tion blank, but different, slightly dif
ferent For instance, here was this line:
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS-Do not an
swer questions as though writing for a
but adhere closely to' the
The applicant was advised to fill in all
the blanks with care, as "an error might
lose you the jod." .Some of the questions
are worth quoting:
Where were you made a Democrat?
Were you a Democrat prior to March 4,
Does Uncle Sam support your family?
Do you use or have -you ever used
water? If so, to what extent?-
Were you ever separated from the Gov
ernment Civil Service? Did the separa
tion seem to work out any great difference
with the transaction of the public "busi
ness? Did you resign, or were you kicked out?
Or did somebody elBe just get the office
away from you? Avoid reference to poll
tics, and. for heaven's sake, say nothing
about being Progressive.
Did you ever hold the "office of nost-
master? .if sor what -made you .let- got
TDo you ever- uec-brandy, w.hlekjv Qf -
beer, chewinr arum, morehine or ooium?
J Which do you prefer? . '
.ame me rreMaents or the united
States in their order?
Name the Presidents of Mexico In their
There was an affidavit-, attached by
which the applicant swore ,to administer
the office for the good of ttie Demo
cratic party only, to let the rural deliv
ery vehicles be used to bring Democrats
only to the polls, and to give 10 per cent
of the postoffice ryelpts to the Demo
cratic campaign fund. The usual accom
panying certificate of character from a
disinterested friend contained these ques
tions: 1. Is "Dennis" the applicant's name?
2. Have you reached years of discre
tion? 3. Then, if so, why indorse the appli
cant? 4. When did he get out?
5. Has -he taken the gold cure?
6. Would you take his I. O. U. to open
7. Would you guarantee his hotel bill
while he awaits this Job?
The Gneata and Decorations.
Just a word In conclusion about the
guests and the decorations.
In addition to the President, every
member of the Cabinet except Secretary
McAdoo was present The official execu
tive family was also represented by Sec
retary Tumulty, Assistant Secretary Fos
ter, and Maj. Rhoads, U. S. A., the
President's military aid. The Brazilian
Ambassador and the Swiss Minister rep
resented the diplomatic corps, while, as
usual, the Senate "and House could almost
have gathered, a quorum. Many of the
officials of the new administration, in
cluding Assistant Secretaries John Skel
ton Williams and Franklin D. Roosevelt,
were also present, While in the list of
guests were to be found the names of
men distinguished in every profession and
from nearly every city in the United
States. The entire party numbered about
225, and its personnel was unusually
The banquet hall presented a scene of
rare beauty. The enormous electric grid
Iron, which flashed while President Ru
dolph Kauffmann was delivering his
speech of welcomo after the opening
chorus, was Imbedded in a mass of
American Beauty roses. Hundreds of
these fragrant blossoms were used in a
floral panel, which reached to the lofty
ceiling. Spring flowers were in abun
dance and gave both .fragrance and color
to the magnificent picture planned by the
artistic skifl of Small. As usual, the
flowers were not taken away by the
guests, but will be sent today to cheer
the bedsides of patients in the city hos
pitals, thus affording a sympathetic and
delightful sequel to the dinner.
That there was something: srood tn eat
besides the feast of reason, the follow
ing menu shows:
Celery Radishes Olives Salted Nuta
Clear Green Turtle
Soft Shell Crabs, Tartare
Tenderloin of Beef, Pique,
New Potatoes, Rissole
Roast Guinea Chicken
Mount Vernon Salad
Assorted Cakes ,
. . Coffee
Moet & Chandon Imperial Crown
Brut, Cuvee AA
Cigars and Cigarettes
Following are the officers and members
of the Gridiron Club:
President Radolrh Kauffmann
Vica president-Ernest G. Walker.
Secretary John Shulti Shmer.
Treasurer Louis William Strajer.
Execiitire committee (In addition to officers)
Arthur J. Dodge, Edgar O. Snyder, and Georsa E
Actirs members DstuJ 8. Barry, the Providence
Journal; Ira E. Bennett, Washington Post; Samuel
G. Blithe, Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post;
Charles A Bcnnton. Aivw-i.tprf Pm- t. tti.i.I
"Busbey, 2336 Massachusetts Aienue; Frank G. Car-
jicmcr, v,arpcnwr syndicate; Edward B. Clark,
wnraso fcTeninc Post; H. Conquest Clarke, 1752
X Street XorUiwest; J. Harry Cunningham, 13
roi uuuainc; uscar King Daris, 1863 Wyoming
Avenue Northwest: P. V. D Graw. 210 Mrrini
Avenue Northeast: Arthur J. Dodce. Minneapolis
arjoune; Aixnur . iiunn, American Press Asso
ciation; Richard Lee Fearn, Washington. D C;
LouU Garthe. Baltimore American; John P. Gavit'
New York Evening Post: Henrv Hall r-itio
Chronicle-TelfKraph: Perry S. "Heath. 2109 8 street
nonnwei; zawin 31. Hood, the Associated Pre,
James P. Hornaday, Indianaiolu News; W. V."
Jermanc. Minneapolis Journal-Seattle Times; Thi
lander C. Jolinsnn. Washington Star; Rudolph
Kauffmann, Washington Star; Charles P. Kejwr.
St Louis Globe-Democrat; Francis E..Leupp 1S13
Sixteenth Street Northwest; Thomas F. Logan
Philadelphia Inquirer; David R. McKec. Washing
ton. D. C.; X. 0. Messenger. Washington Star;
George E. Miller. Detroit News; John E. Monk,
St. Paul Pioneer-Press; Ricliard V. Oulahan. New
York Times; John Callan O'tauchlin. Chicago
Tnbune: Robert H, Patchin. .New York Herald;
Charles C Randolph. Aniona Republican; F. A.'
Richardson, Baltimore Sun; Reginald Schmeder'
New Cork SUats-Zeitung; John S. Shriver. Balti
more American-Star; Edgar C. Snyder, Omaha Bee;
Louis W. Strayer. PitUbure Diwatch; Alfred j'
Stofer, Birmmghim (Ala) News; Lero T Vernon,
Chicago News; Kroest G. Walker, Boston Herald;
Henry L Wet, Washington, D. C ; Robert J.
Wynne. 913 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest;
James Rankin Young. Philadelphia Evening Star.
Limited members C. K. Berryman, Washington
Star, J. Henrj Kaiser. 02. The Plaza; Herndon Mor
sell, 1110 Fifteenth St. nw.; Alex. Moslier, Patent
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OFFICES: 1314 F St N. ST.
Office. Washington, D, C; John H. Nolan. 1413 G St
nw.; J. Henry .Small, Jr, Fifteenth ansJi 8U. nw.;
M. Harry Stevens, 10 Harvard St. nw.; John
Philip Sousa, 1 W. Thirty-fourth St.. New York;
Henry Tinder". J83B JBahnont Hood nw, .'
Associated members Walter F. Adams, Florence
St. Maiden, Mass.; Henry 8. Brows, the Herald,
New York; a W. "Barrett, Age-Herald. Birmiag
ham, Alai; Scott; C. Bone, Post-Intelligencer. Seat
tle. Wash.; ,U A. Cooltdge, Boston, -Mass.: John
Adami Cprrvin, Baltimore, Md.; W. S. Crouch,
Waihineton, D. C: Harris sr Cristr 'Brooklyn
Eagle; Frank A. DePuy. 129 GroTe St. Montdalr,
N. J.; E. J. Glb-on.'lg-Thlrrl St. se.. Washington.
D. C; Ed. L. Xem. United Press. London. England;
C. W. Knapp. tft LouU Reiwibiic, St Loqls; Al
bert Miller. 2927 Hoover St, Los Angcjes. Cal.;
John P. Miller, 11T2 Ocean Are . Brooklyn. N. Y.;
Robert Lincoln O'Brien, Boston Herald; J.K. Ohl,
the- Herald, New York; Frank Presbrey, 466 Fourth
Ave., New York; O, O. Stealey. Ocean Springs,
Mis.; W. B. Stevens. St ,ouU. Mo.; Charles
WJllis Thompson, the Times. NW YorlL
List of Guests,
The President of thecUnlted States.
Secretary of State W. J. Bryan.
Secretary of War L. M. Garrison.
Attorney General James C. McReynolds.
Postmaster General Albert S. Burleson.
Seeretaryof the Navy Josepbus Daniels.
Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane.
Secretary of Agriculture J. F. Houston.
Secretary of Labor W. B. Wilson.
The Brazilian Ambassador.
The Swiss Minister.
Melvin O. 'Adams, Boston, Mas.
Felix Agnus. Baltimore American.
Frank li. Andrews, New York, .
Daniel W. Adams, Washington. D. C.
Rosa P. Andrews, Washington. D. C.
Milton E. Ailes, Washington, D. C.
Perry Belmout. Washington. D. C.
Albert E. Bern-, Philadelphia. Pa.
Dr. Rupert Blue, Surgeon General.
A. J. Blethcn. Seattle Times
Timothy E. Byrnes. N, Y., N. H. & H. B. R.
Frank H. Briggs. Washington, D. C.
Seiellon L. BroTjn. Washington, D. C.
C. C. Brainard, Brooklyn Eagle.
George Blake, major, U. S. -A.
Edwin P. Brown. Boston Mass.
James Warren Bagley, Washington. D C.
Williain O. Erad!ej, Senator from Kentucky.
trnanes Henry Butler. Washington. D. C.
Arthur Blanchard. Washington, D. O.
D. J. Callahan. Washington. D. C.
Joseph G. Cannon, Danville, 111.
nowaid Carroll. New York.
John H Cairoll. St. Louis
H. W. Child. Yellowstone Park.
Champ Clark, Speaker of House of Representatives.
Robert Crain, Baltimore, Md
Nolen L. Chew, Washington. D. C.
James B. Curtis, New York.
J. Harrj Covington. Representative from Maryland.
Otto Carmnhael, New York.
Charles F. Carusi. Wathlngton, D, C.
LeBaron B. Celt. Senator from Rhode Island.
William H. Coolidgr. Boston. Mass.
Oocar T. Crosby. WarrenUm, Va-
David T. Day. Washington. . C.
Frank 'Hall Davis, Dover, Del.
John M. Deronai. Baltimore Star.
Frederick L. Devereirx, New York.
R. Golden Donaldron. Washington. D. O.
J. Maury Dove, Washington, D. C.
Orren De Witt. Washington. D. C.
Orville B. Brown. Washington. D- C.
Robert H Dalgletsh. Washington. D. C.
Harry Dater New York
Cleland Davis, commander. U S. N.
Edwin B. De Grsw. Washington, D. C.
Wade H Ellis. Washington, D. C.
Martin Egsn Manila. P I
Everett S Epple. Baltimore. Md
Jamen Elverson. Jr.. Philadelphia Imuirer.
Howard Elliott. Northern Pacific Railroad.
Herman Fajen. New York, N. Y
J J Fitzgerald. Representative from New Yo'rk.
Dr Frederick Franz Fnedmann. Germany.
Rudolrh Forster, Assistant Secretary to the Presi
dent Henry H Flather, Wahington. D. C.
H C Folger Brooklyn. N. Y
Thomas M Gale, ashington, D. C
George R Gaither. Baltimore. Md
Nathan Golf. Pepator from West Virginia.
Dr Joel E. Goldthwait. Boston, Mass
J. H Gore. Washington, D. C
Henry Gannett Washington. D. C.
John Boyd Gray, New York.
Peter F Gajnor. Albany
Bcale R. Howard. Wahinrton, D C.
Henry F Hollis, Senator from New Hampshire.
John W. Holtnnan. Indianapoli?.
W S. Hammond, Rerrwentative from Minnesota.
Dr John A HarriM. New York
Dr D Percy Hickling. Washington. D C
James Calvin Hemphill. Philadelphia Public Ledger
William Hughes, Senator from New Jersey
Frank C Henry, Washington, D. C.
William B Hibbs. Washington, D C
Charles F Humphrey, Major General (retired),
U. S A
William Hussey. Washington. D C
John W Hunter. Washington Herald.
Gilbert M Hitchcock, Senator from Nebraska.
Charles R. Hanford, Washington, D. C.
E. M. Houv. Texas
George L. licrnann, Washington, D. C.
Ollie Jamrs, Perator from Kcctuckj.
J O. Jones. Alabama
W. C Johnson, Washington, D
Albert JohnKwi. Representative from Washington.
Clarence T King Washington. D C
Victor Kauffmann, The Washington Star.
John W. Kern Senator from Indiana.
Jamen Kcmy, Trenton N. J.
Joseph R Knowland Representative from California.
James J Lampton, Washington, D O
Charles F Lanman, Washington. D. O.
William Leary. New York. N Y.
Charles Linkins. Washington, D C
John Lorance. Boston Advertler.
Edward G. Lowry. New York Evening Pot
Freedrick B Lynch, t Paul, .Minn
J. Charles Linthic-mn Representative from Maryland
Arthur Lee Washington, 1 C
Arthur G Lund, New Yoik.
J. H. Maddy, Ene R, R
Charles L Ma gee, American Red Cross.
Wm. It Malone. New York.
Randolph Marshall, New York Herald
James It. Mann. Representative from Illinois.
Carlos K McClatchy Sacramento Bee.
Rev Thomas H. Malone, Denier, Colo.
Charles II Menllat, Washington. D C.
Victor Murdock Rcpreentatite from Kansa'
Luther W Mott Repres-ntative from New York
Dr James F Mitchell. Washington. D. C
George Barn Mallon Even bod ' Magaane.
BsTon R. Newton, Washington, D C
Therdore W Noc. Washington Star.
Clarence V Norment, Washington, D C
James A O'GdTnan, Senator from New York.
George T Oliver, Serator from Pennsylvania.
I.ee S Overman, Senator from North Carolina.
Mitchell Palmer, Representatire from Pennsyl-
Mahlon Pitney, Aisociate J"utice U. S Supreme
Y. R IVmherton, New York '
Herbert h Pratt. New York
Arthur Jeffrey I'arscn, Washington. D. C
Thomai J. Pence, Washington, D C.
Dand G rfeiffer, Wahineton, D C.
Mgr. W T. Russell, Washington. D C.
Dr. Sterlirg Ruffln, Washington. D. C
John l Ryan, Pan Francisco Post.
Dr Charles W Richardson. Wahington, D. C.
Franklin Delano Kocerelt, Assistant Secretary of
EHhu Root. Senator from New York. f
John M Rankin. Washington. D. C.
George E. Roberts. Director of the Mint.
William Gorham Rice. Albany, X. Y.
fl illiara A. Rice. New York.
William F. Roberts. Washington, D C.
nd 7ih and H Sts. N. .
W. Harrraan Bapley. National Theater, Washing
ton, D. C.
F. C. Stevens, Representative from Minnesota. '
Henry Clifford Stuart. Washington. D. C.
Dr. J. O. Skinner. "Washington. T. C v
E. B- Smith, Washington. D, C. ''
Richard Smith. Indianapolis' News.
William K. Scripps,. Detroit News.
Leonard Snider, New York. t ,
Lawrence Y. bhennan. Senator from Illinois.
Viilliam J. Stone, Senator from Missouri.
William M. Smith. Washington, D. C.
Hal Smith, Baltimore American,
George W,Whft, Washington. D. C.
Richard Sjhester, superintendent Metropolitan Po
lice, Harry A. Thompson, The Country Gentleman.
L. Stoddard Taylor. Belasco Theater, Washington,
Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to the President
S. A. Thompson, Washington. D. C.
Leroy M. Taylor, New York, N. Y.
Corcoran Them. Washington, D. C.
James Ai Tawney, Minona. Minn.
W. E. Tuttle, Representative from New Jersej.
I Ojcar W. Underwood, Representative from Alabama.
Fred. D. underwood. JCrte Kallroad.
W. S. Vare. Representative from Pennsjlvania.
Harry Wardman, Washington, D. C.
John C. Walker. Washington, D. C.
Edward J. 'Walsh. Washington. D. C.
Lewis E. Waring. New York.
J. J. Wilhur. Washington, D. C
William T. Woodruff, Thomaston, Conn.
Edwin O. Wood, Flint. Mich.
Fred E. Williamson, New York.
Sidney W. Wlnslow, Boston, Mass. '
Turner A. Wickersham. Washington. D. C.
Itcbcrt W. Wells, Wa'hington. D. C.
Samuel C. Wells. Philadelphia Press.
Jtev. Charles Wood, Washington. D. C.
John Skelton Williams, Assistant Secretary of the
Edmund S. Wolfe. Washington, D. C.
J. E, Wilkie. Washington. D. C.
Jacob S. Wiley, New York.
Walter H. Wilson, Chicago. 111. .
P. V- DE GRAW WITH
Former Fourth Auistut Postmaster
Geieral, Mentioned as Probable
P. V. De Graw. who recently retired
from the postal service as Fourth Assist
ant Postmaster General, has accepted the
position of vice preaident and Interstate
commissioner of the Postal Life Insur
ance Company, of New York.
It is Mr. De Graw's purpose, through
his connection with the Postal Life In
surance Company, to devote his energy
to the promulgation of plans, not only
for life protection, but also for the care
of superannuated governmental employes.
Mr. De Graw's name has been presented
to President Wilson for appointment on
the Board of Commissioners..
During Mr. De Graw's administration
of the Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral's office he accomplished the exten
sion of the rural delivery service from 1'0,
000 to more than 43.000 route's.
DINNER CLOSES SEASON.
Y. 31. C. A. Debating: Team Hears
AdilrfsHPH and Plana Future.
The Debating Club of the Y. M. C. A.
closed Its season last night with a din
ner at tho National Press Club. The
forty members of the club, their officers,
and several guests of honor celebrated
tho closing of the season by a discus
sion of next year's plans, when It is
hoped that the organization will double
H. W. Johnson, president of the club,
was toastmaster. The following guests
made brief addresses: M J. Jones, di
rector of education of the Y. M. C A.
W. K. Cooper, its general secretary;
Roger J. Whlteford, coach of the club;
W. E. Gillieland. vice president; P. N.
Smith, secretary: E. R. Sterling. C. F.
Stone. H H. Willhort. F. D. Scott. D. J.
Richardson, T. T. Marye, A. D. Mackey,
M Hale, and H. R. Stutsman.
The club will continue under the di
rection of its present coach. R. J. "VVhite
ford, and will hold Its reorganization
meeting some time during the coming Oc
tober. Dmnlnlcnii Trouble Continues.
A fresh complication has been injected
into the political situation in the Do
minican Republic by the spilt between
the House and Senate In the matter
of the election of a new provisional
President. The Senate voted unanimously
three times for Senor Bordas Valdez. a
Senator from the Puerta Plata district.
The House, however, has refused to in
dorse this election, and the vote In that
body resulted in a tie between Jimenez
and Horatio Vasquez, leaders in the late
revolution. Velasquez, minister of
finance under the Cacere administra
tion, also is a strong candidate in the
Bill for Trade Commission.
The bill to create an Interstate trade
commission for the regulation of cor
porations engaged in commerce along
the States and with foreign nations, ex
cept common carriers, was reintroduced
yesterday with committee amendments
by Senator Newlands. chairman of the
Interstate Commerce Committee. His
committee took up the measure during
the last session, but made only a gen
eral report upon it at that time.
By mean of an ingenious instrument, the hydro
scope, the human ej "sight can penetrate the ocean
depths and clearlj distinguish objects more than a
mile belor the surface.
MOUNT ST. ELIAS RUWENZORI
First President of the American Alpine Club.
An intensely interesting story about one of these famous mountain peaks will
appear in The Herald each week-day during the present week. Each of these
stories will graphically describe the thrilling adventures of Alpinists in their efforts to
explore "the uppermost peaks of the earth." These stories appear exclusively in
The Washington Herald
The Herald issues "The Mentor' a separate publication, containing an illus
trated article on each of. these famous peaks. "The Mentor' also contains six beau
tiful intaglio-gravures of the subjects.
You Get "The Mentor" For Ten Cents at the Office of
the Herald or by Mail.
. READ THE STORY IN DAILY HERALD.
P0STA1 CLERK IN SERVICE
. JUST HALF A CENTURY
Jokw J. B. Lends, Appointed by Presi
dent Lincoln, and a Member of
His BndyfMtrd, te'Obserre
John J. B. Lerch, one of the little
band .of eleven survivors of Eighth
Battalion, Turner Regiment, District
National Guard, which acted as the
bodyguard of President Lincoln during
the early years of the war, will cele
brate his fiftieth anniversary of service
with the Washington postoffice today.
On April 13, 1863, just a' half century
ago, Mr. Lerch was appointed as one
of the clerks In the postoffice of this
city at the request of President Lincoln.
He has served there ever since, and has
this that is unique in his record, he has
nothing but memories of kindnesses and
kindly memories of all his associates
during his long term of service.
Mr. Lerch was born near (Nuremberg,
in the kingdom of Bavaria, where the
people are noted for their qualities of
heart, freedom from stiff conventional
ity, and for their good fellowship.
Equipped with his Bavarian inheritance
of good nature and Kindly interest in
his felloes. Mr. Lerch remembers only
to have met friends among the many he
has come in contact with during hia long
period of residence in Washington. He
speaks of a number of them with affec
tionate recollection. President Lincoln
was a friend of his, and the great lead
ers of those troubled times, who came
within his ken, still hold warm places
in his regard.
Mr. Lerch was born December 19, 1S32.
He first came to this country with a
party of friends in 1S49, returning to the
vaterland In 1852. He again came to
America, to stay, in 1853, and settled
down In the District, where he was
married in the following year.
When war broke out between the
North and the South he took a leading
part in the organization of the Eighth
Battalion, of the Turner Regiment, D.
C. N. G. His battalion was chosen as
the personal guard of the great Presi
dent, and formed his escort whenever
he went to the Capitol. For this bat-
ADDRESSES CONSUMERS' LEAGUE
MISS FRANCES PERKINS,
Secretary of New York Committee on Safety.
Samacl Gomiiers Itetter.
Samuel Gompers. president of the
American Federation of Labor, who is
a patient at the Episcopal Eye, Ear, and
Throat Hospital, is reported as resting
comfortably and in no serious danger.
Ear trouble is the cause of his con
finement. It has not been definitely de
cided whether an operation will be per
formed. Plan for National Primaries. "
A scheme for a national Presidential
primary to be held in all States on the
second Monday in July In the year of
Presidential elections was introduced
yesterday by Senator Cummins of Iowa.
A national board Is to canvass the re
turns and certify the nominations to
the national co'mmlttees of the several
parties and to the election officials. The
bill forbids the nomination of Presi
dential candidates by any other means
than by Independent petition or through
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SurriTor of Lincoln's bodyguard.
talion is claimed the honor of losing
the first men killed on the Northern
The old guard. Mr. Lerch says, have
stuck together, true comrades through
the long intervening years. Every April
11, the day when they were musterea
in, they have come together for a ban
quet. In these later years places around
the banquet board have grown fewer,
until now but eleven of them remain.
When they meet again next year, an
extra special celebration will be made,
Mr. Lerch says.- So many of the com
rades have been finally mustered out
that the next occasion of their gathering
is to ibe observed with greater cere
monies. CONSUMERS' LEAGUE
Representative Peters and Miss Frances
Perkins to Be the Principal
Representative Andrew Peters of Mas
sachusetts and Miss Frances Perkins, of
New York, will be the speakers at the
second annual meeting of the Consum
ers' League that is to be held tomorrow
afternoon at 4:45 o'clock at Rauscher's.
Mr. Peters will speak on the Peters-La
Follette bill, which has Just been rein
troduced into both Houses of Congress,
and Miss Perkins will speak on the gen
eral aspect of such protective legislation.
"Our discussion this year," said Mrs.
Harvey Wiley, the president of the local
league, "will be confined to the question
of legislation. The original policy or
the National Consumers' League when
It was founded twenty-three years ago
was to try to ameliorate the conditions
of working women and children by a
'policy of persuasion. the consumer,
or purchaser, bringing pressure to bear
on her own tradespeople, who were em
ployers of labor. By degrees, however,
the pioneers of the movement saw that
what they could accomplish by this means
was strictly limited, and that they would
have to have recourse to legislation in
order to protect the well-intentioned em
ployer against the competition of his un
scrupulous rival. The Consumers'
League has standards in regard to hours,
wages, and general sanitation and fire
protection, which it considers absolutely
essential to the physical welfare of the
working women of the country. These
standards It Is trying to enforce by stat
ute In State after State.
Strike Information Songht.
A resolution calling for a Federal in
quiry into the treatment of striking coal
miners in the Paint Creek and Cabin
Creek districts of West Virginia by
mine guards and State troops durinc
the strikes of the past two years was
introduced in the Senate yesterday by
Senator Kern of Indiana, the majontj
leader. Mr. Kern has become interested
in the complaints of the United Mine
Workers of America that their members
and officers in West Virginia have been
mistreated and sent to the penitentiary
for long terras by courts-martial upon
eIdence which the strikers declare has
been either trifling or wholly false.
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