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WBDNESDAy, NOVEMBER 29, 1911.
With weather Ilka thla moat nnv
woman would think It rather hard to
nave to secure an order of court to get
her winter clothes.
When the New Wftltera' AninxInHnn
holds Its first banquet, wonder If the
celebrators will live up to the golden
rule when It comes to tips.
The first motor-propelled Are appa
ratus In the District Is now In commis
sion. Ensrine Comnanv No 24. at TtnrV
Creek Church road and Georgia avenue,
has the now equipment.
i It will not be certain whether the tlp-
Ping system Is doomed or not until we
know whether Colonel Joyce's poem Is
t In support of the system or enters a
vigorous protest against It.
t It's too bad that Capt. James F.-Oys-i
ter Isn't mayor of Washington, else he
i, might be expected. like the mayor of
Jt Indianapolis, to cause a reduction In the
f price of Thanksglvjng turkeys.
1 Charles W. Darr's elevation In the
9 Knights of Columbus, together with his
j duties as chairman of the universal
transfer conference, will leave him Ilt
Tjtle time for his law practice this winter.
It the women of Washington really
decide to organize a board of trade
of their own we may expect some
radical reductions, in the cost of Hv
S ing, together with a few other reforms
f which mere man would ne er think of.
According to the report of Chairman
Wlegand, the funds for the recent Ger
man convention were more than suf
'flclent, and a neat sum was left after
all expenses -were paid. Just another
Illustration of how well these Germans
Senator John D. Works came Into
'town yesterday much like a "deus ex
(machina," to pull the universal trans
fer problem out of th,e hole. His only
mistake lsthat-the citizens' organiza
tions are In disagreement over the bill,
but he will soon learn to the contrary.
Judge De Lacyithlnks that the vanish
fine; of the blazing hearth and the ad
vent of 3team-heatcd apartments have
had a tendency to break up the home.
Perhaps. And yet the question as to
who should get up and light the Are
on cold mornings has not always con
tributed toward domestic tranquillity.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Carson are
'receiving the congratulations of their
jinany friends on the celebration of the
fiftieth anniversary of their wedding
For many years Mr. Carson has been
one of the leading newspaper men In
the city and has been a part of tho
social and political lire of tho Capital.
In deciding to dlssemlnato the story of
'The New Washington," contained in
the Christmas number of Munsey'a
Magazine, the American Civic Federa
tion will be doing a good and timely
work. The article will Impress it upon
the goneral public that Washington as
the National Capital belongs to all the
' people, and that they have a direct In
tel est in its welfare.
DISTRICT ASKS THE PRESI
A delegation from tho Federation of
Citizens' Associations, including many
of the roost prominent and substantial
citizens in the District called on the
President this morning to urge him
io include in his message tho recom"
mendation of legislation in tho inter
est of the District.
Among the measures which they
urged upon him were a public utilities
commission plaif, the firemen and po
licemen's pensions, teachers' retire
ment, tho improvement of tho banks
of Rock Creek, the plans of the Park
Commission, and details of operating
the departments of tho District gov
ernment. These are meritorious measures bn
which tho beat thought of the District
is practically agreed. Several of them
aro measures whicli insistently demand
attention measures which should havo
been enacted into law long ago, and
for which there shoujd be no further
The President cannot bo unaware
that tho days set apart for the con-
sldcratTon of District business during absorbing interest, from tho tnarriago
tlH? lftt session "woro all bul ignored, by servitude, of which Jacob's four
Tho slightest, excuso was sufficient to teen years with Laban was but an il
rob tho District of its placo on -tho, lustrativo example, and tho tnarriago
calendar. Aa a consequenco very little
was done for tho Capital City. Unless
a special effort is made, thcro is overy
reason to believe that the District will
not' farts much bettor at tho approach
ing sexton. '
It would Kp 'tho graceful and tho
proper 'thing if tho President would
recognize tho -claims of tho District
upon .Congress to the 'extent of utging
upon that body, a great degree of in
tercafVin District matters, and would
therebyMnduco them to enact into-law
tho meritorious measures which havo
been approved by tho collective will of
ino peopio oi wasningion. it vvuuiu uv
invidious to specify any ono measure
of commanding importance, but it, is
earnestly hoped that Congress, by tho
aid of tho President, may bo inspired
with a deeper sense of tho needs of
the District, and that wo may be ablo
to Becuro tho adoption of at least some
of tho measures which- the welfare of
tho community so -greatly needs.
AN EXTRA SESSION IN MARY
Whether tho Maryland .Legislature
shall be called in "an extra session
early in December, for the purpose of
passing laws, while the Democrats are
yet in complete control of all depart
ments of the government, that will
take from the incoming Republican
governor most of tho patronage au
thority is to be decided in the next
few days. Governor Crothcrs has been
conferring with tho Democratic lead
ers, but has given no definite sign as
to his purposes.
If- Governor Crothcrs will take the
trouble to get the views of a repre
sentative sprinkling of Maryland Dem
ocrats who are not leadcrB, who don't
pretend or aspire to be leaders, who
don't consider themselves politicians,
and who do vote with regularity and
emphasis at elections, he will pretty
certainly be' convinced that it will not
pay to call an extra session. The
Times knows, from tho expressions of
many such people, that there is going
to bo intense disgust if such a project
as an extra session is undertaken. No
amount of sophistry about tho neccs
sity of putting over reforms that can
not be trusted to the incoming admin
istration, will cover up the fact
that the real purpose is purely politi
cal, and related to the cheapest sort
of politics at that. It will not fool
tho people, Governor Crothers.
The sudden discovery that the school
boards and, tho roads commission are
subject to undesirable political influ
ence, and that, really, they ought to
be taken finally and conclusively out
of politics, would make a horse laugh.
Nobody, among the gentlemen now so
anxious for the elimination of politics
from the business and educational af
fairs oi the State, dreamed that such
important reforms were pressingly
needed until the State elected a Re
publican governor. There was just
enough politics in the State's business
while the State was Democratic; but
there is now altogether too much the
State lowing put a Republican in posi
tion to exercise some appointing npwer
And about the ballot law, much the
same is true. The ballot law that was
intended to disfranchise Republicans
in the counties seemed to these ardent
Democratic reformers a fine Btatute
until it kicked backward and did sad
damage to the Democrats themselves.
Buncombe, gentlemen, is not going
to get far in this affair. The present
is an excellent time for some Demo
cratic blunderings to make Maryland
a Republican State. If that is what
the Democratic "leaders" and "reform
ers" want, they should go right on and
get the .governor to muss things up
and disgust the whole State by calling
an extra session to play cheap poli
tics. OMITTING OBEDIENCE FROM
There seems to bo a magistrate out
in Elgin, 111., who has won a reputa
tion for performing marriage cere
monies according to a ritual which
omits tho word "obey." His fame
must havo spread abroad, like Wyck
liffe's dust, "wide as the waters be,"
for an Oregon widow has just com
pelled her fianco to journey all the way
to the Illinois to get married under
his amiablo dispensation. The very
fact that the prospective husband
obediently accompanied the widow was
prima facie evidence that he would
not attempt to introduce any petty
despotism into the domestic menage.
If he would travel half way across
tho continent merely to testify his
renunciation of authority he probably
would have been willing to lie down
and roll over at tho widow's command,
whether lie were legally committed to
it or not.
Tho incident is calculated to bring
on a considerable amount of discus
sion, 'ranging all the way from the ac
quired skill of widows in general to
tho sociological tendency toward the
emancipation of women. The Lydia
Languishes will rise to bear testimony
that tho perfect dear to whom they
aro engaged is too lofty and too noblo
ever to do anything which would
bring up the question of who is boss,
and tho Amazonian typo will assume
an attitude as of one 'who says, "I'd
just liko to see him try it."
Tho wholo history of the evolution
of matrimonial institutions is one of
by capture, aB practiced for instance i
among tiio . Tartars, on down to too
arts and graces which lend a disttnc-
tivo quality to our civilization. I
It would bo a rash commentator j
periodBof society occupied in tho
household, but it is interesting to re
call that in tho oldest civilization of
whicll wo havo any record tho lady
not only, was not required to promise
obedience, but on tho contrary very
distinctly specified that she should bo
obeyed. The old demotic writings of
Egypt testify that such waB the case
among tho peoples of tho Nilo valley.
, This isolated instanco mystified the
sociologists for many years, but they
finally found tho explanation. They
discovered that tho religious and civil
laws of old Egypt did not assumo to
tako any hand in marriages what
ever, but the laws did provide that
tho woman could control her own prop
erty, and whenever sho had any con
siderable amount of it she could make
her own matrimonial terms. Sho
didn't fail to use.tho privilege and tho
great mystery resolved itself, after
all, into the power of wealth.
It may sound a little more cynical
than it really is intended to be, but
tho cold fact remains that this,
tho newest of civilizations has practi
cally reverted to the oldest. The comp
troller of tho domestic 'treasury, fn
case it be .the woman, smiles knowing
ly when peopio discuss the theory of
including obedience or omitting it from
Congressman Littleton has been .en
tirely frank in his attitude about
the steel investigation throughout. It
has been intimated in some quarters
that he has sought to help the stecl!nnd taking no pains to conceal this
corporation by getting tho Stanley in-' nc
vestigation "pulled off." Mr. Little-' The Comedy Possible In
ton denies this most emphatically, so Portraying Cattish Character.
far as it concerns motive, but he ad-1 The acidity of her tongue has made
mits that, tho Government havinn i
started prosecution of the corporation,
.there is no casion for the investiga
tion- to proceed. Considering the re
markable stretches that have been
given to1 the immunity statutes at
times, it certainly seems that there is
reason for care in erucli a proceeding.
It is worth while to remember that
Mr. Littleton was repeatedly the most
persistent and skillful examiner of
witnesses in the earlier stages of the
inquiry. Down to the time when Con
gress adjourned for the recess, Mr. Lit-
I tleton's interest had in no wise abated
Rather, ho took a most prominent part
in bringing out tho details, from Mr.
Oakleigh Thorno and others, of testi
mony that shed much light on tho
facts of tho 1007 panic. The record
made by Mr. Littleton during these
earlier weks of tho inquiry certainly
must be searched with' exceeding care
to discover evidence that he waa play
ing a double part, or that he was seek
ing to shelter the steel people.
In view of the charges that have,
however, been made, Mr. Littleton has
demanded that certain witnesses be
summoned before the Stanley commit-
tee, in an investigation of these
charges. To this request Chairman
Stanley replies that it does not seem
fb bo within the province of the
committeo to take this action, and rec
ommends that Mr. Littleton should ap
peal to the House for such an inquiry,
into a matter affecting Mr. Littleton's
integrity , in performance of his duties.
The precedents and the practice
would seem to bear out tho view of
Mr. Stanley in this regard. It is not
apparent that the Stanley 'committee
bas any grant of powers from the
House that would sustain it in making
such a. supplementary or collateral in
quiry. Its business is with steel, and
not with charges that may be made
concerning tho personal attitudes of
Congressmen or anybody elso in con
nectionVith the steel hearings.
Tho wholo muss is unfortunate and
decidedly uncomfortable. It is cer
tainly regrettable that Mr. Littleton
should be attacked because ho has
been so frank and candid in his ex
pressions of opinion about the pro
priety of continuing tho investigation.
That sort of thing is unfair to public
men, and calculated to make cowards
of them unless they havo more cour
age than the average person" always
displays. Mr. Littleton is by no means
alone in his misgiving about tho de
sirability of going ahead with tho in
quisition. There are a good many oth
er lawyers who incline to agree with
him. If the Department of Justice
wants matter which the committee can
produce through further inquiry, there
seems no reason why it should not as
certain from tho Stanley people the
general purport of matters which Mr.
Stanley expects ypt to develop, and
then mako its own investigation of
these phases, in the processes of tak
ing testimony in a court proceeding.
The Halls of Venice.
Deep laughter filled their halls;
Their banquet feast waa fast;
Their prisons full to flowing,
'Twas a Bumptuous repast.
The ever-cleansing sea
Has washed Its stains of crime;
New flowers from dank recess,
Nuw hones from dark confine.
DAVID M. MUNROE
Julia Murdoch, tjkes Miss Elsie Ferguson's Quaint Comedy
In "The First Lady in the Land" Gven at Columbia Theater
I'M Presentation oerMnty,
Demure Figure in Na
CLEAN COMEDY IN
DIALOGUE OF PLAY
Lady Merry Beautiful Contrast to
Quaker Simplicity of the
Those good old days when this coun
try waa still in Us swaddling clothes;
when women woro hoopsklrts and three
storied coiffures, when People danced
by the twinkling light of caridles and
wnen Pennsylvania avenue was a bog,
are being lived over again In the Co
lumbia Theater, where Elsie Ferguson
same "lady" was charming, handsome
Dolly Todd, afterward Dolly Madison,
hiding beneath her Quaker cap a heaa
full of droll, delightful vivacity which
III accorded with her sober outer garb.
Tho romantic love story of this gtrl
widow, mistress of a fashionable board
ing house in Philadelphia, and the man
whoso wife she afterward became has
been made Into a delightful play by
Charles F. Nirdllnger, who has woven
Into the fragmentary history of Dolly
that has come down to us a most de
lightful little comedy, colorful, and full
of charm. Miss Ferguson, of course,
as Dolly, Is the central figure around
which the remainder of the company re
volves. And Jt Is a most excellent one.
As Lady Merry, wife of theBrltfsh
ambassador, Miss Florence Edney, Is
delicious, giving: a portrayal of that
lady's aplteful "cattish" character that
at times Is one of the most effective
parts of the play. Sho is a veritable old
catamaran, hating everything American,
her l amoua m manv C0Url8 of Europe.
and it Is because of this that her hus
band has been given the post In Wash
ington. She calls the Americans "red
faces, "snubs the womon of the Ameri
can court, and succeeds In making her
self most cordially disliked wherever
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which sho contributes to tho piece Is
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out the consent of the contributors. Address MAIL BAG EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
Note. The Mall Bag has been ex
ceedingly liberal In Its allowance of
apace to a controversy which has lap3ed
Into an academic discussion of the
claims of tho Catholic and Protestant
churches. The Mall Bag Is primarily
Intended as a medium through which
Times' readers may express themselves
on matters of current public interest.
This religious controversy will be dis
continued, and once more our corre
spondents are urged to make their com
munications brier on all other subjects.
Mall Bag Editor.
DON'T SEPARATE RACES,
BUT TRUST IN GOD
To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
I havo been reading tho letters from
"A Southerner" In this paper concern
ing Mattle Lomax's case. Tho law will
do Its duty. We, as a race, have not
done any more than any other In ask
ing clemency for tho woman. We know
that the law will take its course. Our
duty Is to protect our race, elnce we
came from a ar-off land led by tho
white hand. That has caused the fall
of the race a good deal. Dear sir, God
made man for His glory the black as
well as the white. The crimes that are
committed In the District are equally
divided among the two races. The law
should bring both to Justice regardless
of wealth. Don't try to separate the
negro from tho white. Leave it to
God, the Maker, to do, because It will
always be a burden for you. You must
learn to love your brother In Christ,
let It be black or white. If you do not,
vou know punishment Is below. Tho
Bible teaches that. WM. H. HILL. -
DO WE COMPREHEND
THE COLLEGE GENIUS?
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Tho time of the Pigskin Is with us
again, andfjfche groan of the gridiron
is heard In tho land.
If football be not the national game j
who will deny it national interest?
It Is the game especially of the big
college and university; not States and
sections measure muscle In tustllng for
Is It not to be regretted therefore.
ihat there aro yet among us any cynl-
cal mossbacks who seem to fall to ; not confessed, If ho had gone to his
grasp 'the game's greatness? The hard J death declaring his Innocence, as many
moralists should not forget that tho . have done, the result would have been
olect of tne land play this game and U)0 same- He would have glven up , ,
glvo it class. Is It not murtured In alll.., - -.,. . ., Li .
the great universities? Take, for lp- llfo for a c-r,me not Proven against
stance, two games, November 18, Anno ' him; this Is the main point, that It was
Domini, 1911, As usual other seasonii, i not proven; a confession from him was
the..i?cJ.ri!:WInngted,rteh lnnfhirinS?,iJl nee-led In order to clear away the doubt
XonltsoSS ln hemlnds t a number of
transpontine shores. ff V I PeP,e- wh0 thoUB" ,n tne minority,
One game ln the Federal Capital, '
ana one in wio nuinies i-uy on mo
sound, may be specially noted. War
news from agitated empires, and poli
tics of every brand, were assigned sec
ond piece ln "leading dallies," while
football led all the rest.
Tutors took holiday. Classmen and
comrades woro the colors and bore the
pennant. Rah, rah, rah! The gridiron
fcieverl Patriotism, relnsplred, gave'
freedom a new birth I To live to win in
Buch a contest with a bag of wind! Oh
Joy! Could ecstasy be more complete!
But tho cynic protests that the college
classman did not behave ln model fash
Ion, "after the ball was over," as it
were. He disturbed tho town; he sang
upon the avenue, was lusty lunged In
tho cafes, and "scared" the actors from
the boards In the playhouses! Can It be
possible? This college gentleman? Is
there not soma misunderstanding? May
not a patriot youth .'hyme Victory's
the one In which sho declines to sit at
the table of tho President, but con
descends, however, to gobble up the
crackfrs and wine which are sent out
The author has taken many liberties
with history in tho building of the play,
but It Is charming, nevertheless, and
breathes the atmosphere of the early
picturesque uays or me country's inas-
Dolly, the young widow with a Quaker
chants In the silent night, and yet be
a college "frat" In gpod standing?
But some charges are specific.
At the Hyperion In New Haven, and
at tho Columbia In Washington, tho
slander runs, the "boys" tore up the
fixtures, hurled box chairs upon the
stage, and howled as only "civilized
boys" can howl. Then the paid players
retreated and from the stage as hose
"rained in the darkness" to the demor
alization of costly gowns and hats and
the drowning of eloquent class yells.
But may It not be that Q&by Deslys
and Lulu Glaser were simply out
classed? That the play in the boxes out
ranked tho stunts upon the boards?
Do wo really comprehend the genius of
the college youth? If rustic innocents
Imbibed too freely and played "rough
houso" at the theater, they would no
dcubt repent in Jail; but with the cul
tivated college chap It Is different.
JAMES HUGH KEELEY.
THERE IS NO MONOPOLY
OF LOVE OF CHRIST
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
The statement signed hy one "Roman
Catholic" Is not In accord with New
Testament teaching. In the Gospel of
Matthew, sixteenth chapter, we And
Christ asking His disciples, "Whom do
men say that I, the Son of Man, am?"
In the fourteenth and sixteenth verses
they reply to His questions. Here we
flrd Christ talking about Himself, He
told Peter (speaking of Himself), "Upon
this rock I will build My church."
Christ plainly told Peter Ho would glvo
him tho keys of tho kingdom, and. on
tho day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit
was given, which qualified Peter for a
Gospel preacher. Thero Is nothing In
the Bible to Indicate that ChrlBt pro
claimed himself as tho founder or head
of nnv particular sect, creed, cr church
other than the Christian church uni
versal. Neither Catholic nor Protestant
has a monopoly of the love or spirit of
Christ. A READER.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
The thoughtful person who Is op
posed on general principles to the exe
cution of peopio convicted on circum
stantial evidence. Is not Influenced tv
the fact that young Heniy BeattioM
i confessed before his death. If he hod
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
First Lieutenant H. CLAY SUPPLEE.
Twenty-Blxth Infantry, Is detailed
for duty as Inspector-Instructor of
the Organized Militia of Florida.
He will proceed to St. Augustine,
Fla., and report on or before De
cember 15, 1911, to tho adjutant gen
eral of Florida.
Hartford to Kansas.
Midshipman H. S. M. Clay,
Hartford, to New Jersey.
From a Painting by Malcolm Strauss, Copyright, lill,
MISS ELSIE FERGUSON.
father and an Irish mother, combines
the wit of one Darent with the demure-
ness of the Tther. She is charming, yet
shrewd, full of pretty caprices that tend
to make her the toast of the town,
yet nhllosophlcal and ambitious. To
her the -lramatlut has given the blamo
for Aaron Burr's dlpgrace. A dasUnK
and altogther lovable fellow. Burr
enters the race for Dolly's hand, out Is
outdistanced bv Madiron. the bashful
wcoer, who wins the delightful widow
THE TIMES MAIL BAG
are of sufficient Intelligence to entitle
their opinions to some respect.
Before sentencing a man to death for
a crime, his guilt should ne too clean y
proven to make an eleventh hour con
fession necessaryfor settlement of tho
question. In his case the crime was
not proven: In the first place, a motive
was not shown; no reasonable person
could suppose that he wanted to marry
the filrl brouKht Into the case. The
circumstances brought forth, even
though now substantiated by his con
fession, seemed too wildly improbable
to convict and sentence a man upon.
It Is his confession, alone, that has re
moved an awful doubt; yet, as said
above. If he had not confessed, he
would have had to die ln the face of
that doubt. Herein lies the danger of
relying on circumstantial evidence; tho
next man executed on that kind of evi
dence may be Innocent as others havo
been. PAIR PLAY.
HIS VIEWS IN VERSE
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
A few days ago in tho columns of
your spicy paper appeared an article
signed "Southerner." This gentleman
says the negro placo Is ln ssome distant
island In the Pacific, and not among
civilized races of the world. I wish to
send Mr. Southerner, through the col
umns of your paper, one of my Southern
poems, written by an ex-slave, to show
the gentleman that my Southern blood
runs through broad veins, and trust I
may be able to lead htm back to his
cradle on the old plantation:
A civil war Is now on hand.
And the country ln confusion;
Yankees will march ln Dixieland.
And fill our negroes with delusion.
We will leave our whes and daughters
With the negroes here at home;
They are brave and never falter
Vhen unmolested and left alone.
Our netroea like demons fight.
And should be on our side;
Tltey charge and shoot without sight,
While the Yankees shoot and hide.
We freely give our negroes up, r
But will always be their friend;
Yankees shoved them to the front.
Their rights they never will defend.
The negro loves his Dixieland,
Just happy as they can boi
We will hold him by the hand,
And he neer shall cross the sea.
L. C. MOORE, of Mississippi.
ON 14TH STREET CAR LINE
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
While riding In a Fourteenth street
car last night, I saw an elderly lady
enter. Sho used two crutches while
walking. After riding a short dis-
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Ammen, Patterson at Boston,
Peoria at Santiago, Washington at
St. Thomas, Nebraska at Newport,
Macdonough, Wilkes at Charleston;
California, South Dakota, Maryland,
Colorado, and West Virginia at
Honolulu, andU Abarenda at Olon
gapo. Sailed New Orleans, from Shanghai foi
Chefoo- Preble, from San Diego for
Mare island; Cincinnati, from Hono
lulu for Yokahama; Saratoga, from
Shanghai for Taku.
Full of Life and Pictures of
OF COUNTRY'S YOUTH
Characters Made Virile by Clever
Impersonations of Cast of
i. Fine Caliber.
from beneath Burr's very nose, after
three acts have passed, during which
Dolly s torn b 'tween the fascination
Hiirr holds for her and the more pro
talc tespect she bears for the modest
young Madison. Through all the play
runs a story of national politics, in
which Dolly's diplomatic hand Is shown.
The plav Is full of picturesque color,
and tho stage pictures are true to life.
The iadles in their flounced and fur
lielowed gowns, their hujre muffs, tholr
powdered hair and rcuged faces, and
the men In their laco-frilled velvet coats
and satin knse breeches, all add an In
Some of the Roles Played
Well By Excellent Actors.
As the gallant, dndilnc' Aaron Burr,
the "great, aplendld, wretched man"
as he was termed bv Madison. Freder
ick Perry gave an impelling Impersona
tion. No one who sees him in this part
can blamo Dolly for hesitating between
him and tho quiet, modest Madison
Lowell Sherman Is well cast aa Jamu
Madison, who afterward became Presi
dent of the United States. As tho
British minister, completely under th
thumb of his arrogant, disagreeable)
wife. Charles Handvjsldo was excellent.
One of the funniest figures in the play
was Myra Vrook, as the wife of tho)
ambassador ftom the Netherlands. Miss
Beatrice Noyau, who has been seen In
Washington earlier In the season In an
other play, added much to the success
of the comedv by her vivacious Inter
pretation of tho part of Sally McKean.
afterward the Marchioness D'YruJo.
Helen Bond, .is Sophie Sparkle, after
ward Madame Pluchon. waa excellent
In a part far too small for her. Of
the four scenes of the plav, two of them
are laid in the quaint parlor of Mis
tress Dollv Todd's boardlnir houso In
Philadelphia, then the Capital of tha
United States. The third Fcene is laid
in the red room of tho White House.
which is a faithful copy of the apart
ment as It was at that period. Tho
closlnc scenes take place In the hand
some library of James Mhdlson's home,
where Mistress Dollv reigns as Its state
ly chatelaine. JULIA MURDOCK.
Tomorrow Miss Murdock will review
"Betsy." the musical comedy In which
Miss Grace LaRue is playlnc at tha
tance, she pressed the button. As
soon as the car atoppe.d she walked
to the front door, and as she reached
thero the car started and tho motor
man refused to stop; carrying her to
tho next stopping place. The lady
was obliged to retrace her steps, no
doubt causing her much pain. Tho
motorman must look ahead; tho con
ductor must look behind, and tho
passengers whether dogs or human,
beings must look out for themselves.
P. A. Y. E.
Additional Lettera Will Be Foaad Oaf
What's on the Program in
Fair under auspices of Klncr David
Lodge. No. 8. F. A. A. M., Masonloi
Hall, Brookland. tonight.
Meeting of Areme Chapter, Easterrl
Star, grand visitation, tonight.
The following I. O. O. F. organization
will meet tonight: Lodges Easterns
No. 7; Federal City. No. 20. an(l
Friendship, No. 12. butdness; Harmonyj
No. 9, grand visitation. Enampmen4
Columbia. No. 1, business.
The following Knights of PyrWag or-t
ganlzattons will nii.et tonight: Lodge:!
Mt. Vernon. No. 6. esquire rank:
Union. No. 22. business. Pythian Sls-J
ters Friendship Temple, No. 9. busH
Mt-ellng of White Eagle Council. No. 4t
Degree of Pocahontas, Fifth and Q
streets northwest. 8 p.m. .
Meetlnc of the board of governors o
the Retail Merchants' Association
Chamber of Commerce rooms, 3 p. m
Thanksglvlntr ball of Bilghtwood Carau,
Ni. 32.106. Modern Woodmen of Amen
lea. Georgia avenue and Longfellow
street. S p. m. .
Awarding of pennant to pupils of tho.
Blow School bv tho Washington Play
grounds Association, 2 p. m.
Gallery Instruction, Third battalion
Second Infantry, District National
Guard. Center Market Armory. 7:3
Addresses by Dr. Harvev W. Wiley an
Judnon C. Wclllvcr at Thanksglvlntl
smokt-r of Columbia Lodsre of Mochlnl
ists, Naval Lodge Hall. Fourth Btreef
and Pennsylvania avenue southeast)
8 p. m.
Strnwrldo and dance bv the Eastern 804
clal Club, at ForcslvllJe. Md.. tonlghti
Monthlv meilng of tho Petworth CitU
xens' Awaoclatlon, at the chapel, Georl
gla and New Hampshire avenue
northwest, 7:45 p. m. ,
Lectures on "Tho Care of tho Eyes,1'
bv Dr. Carl Hennlng. and on "Th
Us''s. Abusofl. and Care of tho Teeth. '
by Dr. George F. Glrard, at tho M
Street High School. 3:30 p. m.
Meeting of the member of the Southern
Relief Society, at tho Confederate Me4
morlal Home. 1322 Veimont avenue, td
lecolve donations, all day.
Entertnlnmont by tho Columbia Turni
verelu. at the clubhouse, 928 M streot
northwest. 7:30 p. in.
National Ethel Barrymore In "Tho WH
ne8s for the Oefense," 8:15 p. m. .
Belasco Grace LaRue in "Betsy," 8;l
Columbia Elsie Ferguson ln "Tho Firs)
Lady of the Land." 8:15 p. m.
Academy "Our New M'Mster,' 8:l(
Chase's Florentine Grand Opera Comi
puny and other polito vaudeville, 2:l
and 8:15 p. in.
Casino Vaudeville, 1 to 5 and 6 to 10:S
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville.
Imperial Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15 p. mi
Gayety-"The Taxi Girls." 2:15 and 8:lJ
Lyceum "The Imperials," 2:15 and 8:J
Majestic Dante's Inferno, afternoon am)
Arcade "Mutt and Jeff" and other a