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THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT.
Just now there's a pretty, kettle, of fish a-cooking
oh the fires of a quarrel between the -New York World
and the Sun or that city concerning the eligibility
and acquirements of William Jennings Bryan for the
office of Secretary of State in the Wilson Cabinet.
In the matutinal exchanges of these antagonists the
Sun observes its normal habit of smiling provocation,
whilst the World lashes fiercely with those ponderous
syllogisms that are always so tremendously logical if
you only admit the soundness of their premises.
Alert to take advantage of the occasion, the readers
of both journals wade in with letters from "Pro Bono
i j Publico" and the rest of the anonymous scriveners,
and when the fight is over they, for their part, will
, once more affront the passive voice by the glad ad-
mission that "a fine time was had."
j And the only blemish on the pretty controversy
resides in the fact that the gentleman who will event-
ually make the appointment insists upon refusing to
I say anything about it.
TO CAMPAIGN EXPENSE, $3,250,000.
A total of $3,250,000 for distributing campaign
speeches through the mails to voters, under the
"franks" of different Congressmen, is an absurd ex
pense for the country to have to pay. Ninety-nine
per cent of the matter spread broadcast over the
country in this way goes into the waste basket or to
the rubbish heap.
The voters get their political information from
the newspapers. The number who sit down and
peruse these speeches is not significant. That a
deficit should exist in the postal accounts because all
parties "work" the mails in this way is neither good
business nor good judgment.
If the country is to furnish information for voters
in a political campaign, let it be done in an orderly
and sytematic way, with an even allotment to all can
didates, as is established by law in elections in Oregon.
But indiscriminate employment of the ''frank" is as
unnecessary as it is wasteful.
THE SENATORIAL OUTLOOK.
Those commentators on parliamentary projects
who are conning over the remote possibilities of the
next Senate being tied between Republicans and
Democrats quite miss the point. A tie between Re
publicans and Democrats is not impossible, but it is
improbable; and in any event it would be- unim
portant Nominal partisan attachments will bo of
vastly less significance in the next Senate than eco
To illustrate. A Republican who made his for
tune out of lumber is likely to be appointed from
Maryland in succession to the lamented Rayner. If
all the States should elect1 Senators before April 1,5,
and if Illinois and Tennessee should by chance elect
three Republicans, the Senate 'would be tied; that is,
it would have forty-eight Democrats and forty-eight
non-Democrats. But, as a matter of fact, it would
be vastly better for the Democrats to have two liberal
Republicans elected in Illinois, even though it nomi
nally tied the upper chamber, than to have two Dem
ocrats of the Simmons-Bankhead-John Walter Smith
type chosen. It doesn't make so much difference
whether the Democratic tariff program is carried out
by 'dint of mustering support of forty-five Democrats
and five Republicans, but it would be a very serious
matter for the incoming Administration if the Demo
cratic measures should be defeated or maimed by
reason of Democratic defections in a Senate nomi
nally controlled by Democrats.
In short, the Democrats will be vastly better off
If they succeed by reason of some
enforcements than if tney fail fry reason of Demo
Whether the President pro tempore shall be a
Republican or a Democrat, or whether there shall
be none at all, is highly unimportant. The real di
vision will not be partisan, When the Democratic
party can include Gore at one end and Simmons at
the 'other; when the Republican mantle is broad and
charitable enough to cover La Follette on one flank
and Penrose on the other, it signifies that nobody's
party label is descriptive. Before the special tariff
session is over, party connections will have been so
far forgotten that present conjecturings about them
will appear in retrospect as utterly flat, stale, and
Disappointment must be felt at the failure of the
eminent board of arbitration which settled the dis
pute between the railroad engineers and the com
panies to settle anything other than that particular
controversy over wages. It seems a shame that so
much high-class labor was spent to so little purpose
by such citizens as President Van Hise, of Wisconsin
University, Albert Shaw, Oscar S.' Straus, Frederick
U. Judson, Otto M. Eidlitz, and P. H. Morrissey. The
last named of these, as arbitrator for the engineers,
dissents from the conclusion of the other five, who
substantially, recommend the compulsory arbitration
of disputes affecting common carriers.
In this finding the desire of the majority is for
the best It wants to give the public an' interest in
labor and capital controversies which is not now
recognized by the disputants in any similar case. The
public is always left out of arbitration awards. If
the arbitrators acted for the Government they would
not leave the public, out. Consequently neither side
would want 'an arbitration by Government officers
who would protect the public interest and adjust the
claims of the employer and employe to the equities
of the people.
Mr. Morrissey points out for the Brotherhood that
there are constitutional obstacles, and practical ob
stacles, to the working of such a scheme. The pro
posal, it must be confessed by those who are most
enthusiastic in advocating it, is not likely to be fa
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ing to put up with
rather than pass laws compelling arbitration and pro
tecting its now neglected interest, the reason must be
that the public regards compulsory arbifratioif as still
more injurious to its rights than strikes-are. It must
be said that the board of arbitration majority has
stated nothing in its report which will 'bring into
favor the principle it so baldly proclaims.
One of the various reasons which can be mar
shaled against the
tion is the increasing success of voluntary arbitra
tions. Time was when the dispute now settled so
amicably, if temporarily, between the railroads and
the locomotive engineers, would never have been
decided except by a long, exhausting, and bitter test
of endurance, with bloodshed and great expense' to
all concerned, including the public.
tariffs are also
believe in little
and selling in the
in high protection
bauch called the
pendence and national existence. .
devised by man.
a high protection
and will continue
home than they
country like England. ,
tection is not complete unless the case for a little
navy is complete, and unless the case for buying in
the cheapest market and selling in the dearest market
is complete as well.
As for the
and selling cheap,
the Interstate Commerce Commission, and by a num
ber 'of other human contrivances for securing the old
as they can buy
cussion that is adhering to free trade is Great Britain,
as it was not
industries and provide a living wage for its work
It is part of
from the fiscal
expedient to make
and materials of
opinion for a great many years.
Our able arbitrators fail to advance a line of rea
alter the existing public sentiment
arbitration. If the public is will
the vast inconvenience of coal
strikes, and strikes crippling other
which the public so largely depends,
proposition of compulsory arbitra
BIG NAVIES AND HIGH TARIFFS.
parties that pin their faith to low
invariably the political parties that
navies; And the political parties that
stand for low tariffs and little navies are also com
pelled by the logic of their philosophy to indorse the
of "buying in the cheapest market
assert that the problems involved
concern only the fiscal issue, and
of the trusts, and the statistical de
"high cost of living."
But they don't.
They involve, instead, the largely material and
decently sentimental question of national self-de
There are all kinds of schedule abuses under the
existing tariff. There always will be the possibility
of schedule abuses under any protective tariff ever
In many cases articles produced in
country like this are sold today,
to be sold, for a higher price at
are sold for in a low protection
But, when we have made these several admis
sions, we still think that the case against high pro
axiomatic doctrine of buying dear
that has been demolished very
thoroughly by trades unionism, and the creation of
economic equities which we are now calling by the
new name of "social justice."
So far as the doctrine of the little navy is con
cerned, we have to go to China and to Turkey and
to Russia to find out just how it doesn't work, because
all the other countries with any money to spend have
cither got big navies or are getting big navies as fast
The only country of any value in the present dis
and Great Britain would now have preferential trade
within the empire had Joseph Chamberlain been
spared the strength to see his campaign for empire
to a finish.
high protection is not merely retained
originally adopted to foster native
the national policy (as distinguished
policy) of an empire that believes it
itself independent of other coun
tries and self-sustaining, so that no war could starve
it into submission either through cutting off its
sources of food supply or its ordinary implements
Also, ship subsidies are another form of high
protection; but the subsidies voted .by England and
Germany to their mercantile marine are not given
only in the interests of either the seamen or the
companies; they are paid because those countries are
convinced that as maritime powers the existence
of those vessels is an asset as vital to their liberty
as men or guns.
So, we submit that this phase of what is inade
quately called the "tariff issue" has not received the
attention it deserves, -and it is a phase that we cr,n
scarcely afford to ignore.
When The Hague Tribunal is something more than
a monument to the wars that it has failed to avert
we will be able to think about the tariff as a question
concerned only with the arts of peace, but until that
happens it may be just as much a national question
as the problem of our naval strength.
"Tlie trouble Is," aald Wllkins! as he talked the matter
over with hia counsel, "that In the excitement of the mo
ment I admitted that I had been going too fast, and wasn't
faying any attention to the road Just before the collision,
m afraid that admission Is coin to prove costly."
''Don't worry about that." said hla lawyer, "I'll bring
seven witnesses to testify that they wouldn't believe you
under oath." Harper's Weekly. '
TO PAY TRIBUTE AT
President Taft and Leading
Statesmen Will Attend
A fray-haired lady, one whose deep
gratitude and affection haa made her
one of Senator Rayner's atanchest ad
mirers, will be a mourner, at the dis
tinguished Marylander'a funeral tomor
row. She Is Mrs. Wlnfleld Scott Schley.
and although In poor health ahe will
come from New York tomorrow to at
tend tho obsequies. She will dp honor
to the memory of the Senator because
It was he who defended her husband In
the trial resulting from the Sampson
Schley controversy, and his magnificent
work In that celebrated case she haa
August Belmont and many other per
sonal frlenda of Benator Rayner from
New York. Boston and other cities are
expected to attend the rites, which will
be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow at the
Rayner residence, ICO Eighteenth street
northwest, with the Revs. U. O. B.
Pierce, chaplain of the Senate, and pas
tor of All Souls' Church, and the Rev.
Charles Wood, of the Church of the
Place Keurved for Friends.
Owing to the, limited capacity of the
residence, special efforts will be made
10 caro for those Intimate friends of the
family, Including Mrs. Schley, who will
come. Members of the Diplomatic
Corps, Senators, Congressmen, and
others In official Ufa will also have
places reserved for them In the narlors
of the home. Delegations are expected
from Dslllmoro and other cities of
Maryland, and It Is probable reserva
tions will be made for a certain num
ber of them. The Interment will be In
Rock Creek Cemetery.
Among those who culled at the Ray
ner residence this mornlnr were Sena
tors Clark of Wyoming, Hoke Smith
of Oeorgla, Fletcher of Florida, Chief
justice wnue or ine uniiea mates (su
preme Court, and Associate Justice Mc
Kenna, former Justice Henry R. Brown,
of the Supreme Court: 1 Iannis Taylor.
Secretary of State Knox, Postmaster
uenerai mtcncocit. viscount cninda.
ambassador from Japan, Adrnlral Casey,
Major r. v. Btcvens. miss Alice cook.
Hear Admiral Barker, Mrs. Robert
lllnckiy, c. H. stone. Col. W. T. stew-
art, and scores of others.
President Will Attend.
Arrangements for the funeral will be
completed tonight by Acting Sergeant-at-Arms
Cornelius, of the Senate. Presi
dent Taft will attend and official Wash
ington will be largely represented.
The Senate will send a floral tribute
to be placed near the bier at the funeral.
In dealsn It will be three feet In dlam
etcr. and will be composed of lilies,
roues, and orchids upon a base of ferns
The two Congressional committees
will meet In the Senate wing at 1 o'olock
tomorrow and will attend the funeral
In a body.
Senate Committee Hera.
Senator A. O. Baco, of deorsia, presi
dent pro temporo of the Senate, has ap
pointed the following con.mlttee to rep
resent the Senate at tho funeral:
William E. Borah, of Idaho.
Frank B. Brandegee, of Connecticut.
Clarence D. Clark, of Wyoming.
W. Murray Crane, of Massachusetts.
Charles A. Culberson, of Texas.
Charles Curtis, of Kansas.
Joseph F. Johnston, of Alabama.
John W. Kern, of Indiana.
Porter J. Mcumber, of North Dakota.
Thomas N. Martin, of Virginia.
James A. O'Qorman, of New York city.
I.ee S. Overman, of North Carolina.
Haw A. Richardson, of Delaware.
Kllhu Root, of New York city.
John Walter Smith, of Maryland.
Hoke Smith, of Georgia.
George Sutherland, of Utah.
Claude A. Swanson, of Virginia.
John Sharp Williams, of Mississippi.
Speaker Clark will attend the funeral
and has appointed a commute of
seventeen to represent the House of
Representatives. This committee Is
composed of all tho Maryland delega
tion and eleven others, as follows:
J. Harry Covington, Maryland.
J. Fred C. Talbott. Maryland.
George Konlg, Maryland
J. Charles Llnthlcum. of Maryland.
Thomas Parran, of Maryland.
David J. Lewis, of Maryland.
George F. Burgess, Texas.
Joseph W. Byrns, Tennessee.
Robert L. Doughton, North Carolina.
Martin D. Foster, Illinois.
Benjamin O. Humphreys, Mississippi,
Frederick H. GUIett. Masaschusetts.
Charles If. Burke, South Dakota,
Phillip P. Campbell. Kansas.
Augustus P. Gardner, Massachusetts.
George P. Lawrence, Masochusetts.
John Dalsell, Pennsylvania.
OF REV. GOODWIN
Mt. Pleasant Church Has Not
Selected His Suc
cessor. At a meeting of the members of the
Mt. Pleasant Congregational Church
last night the resignation of the Rev,
Dr. Frank J. Goodwin, who startled his
church Sunday, November 17, by an
nouncing his Intention of leaving Wash
ington, was accepted to take effect
Who will be Dr. Goodwin's successor
has not yet been determined, but a
man will be selected, It Is said, within
tho next two weeks. A motion was
paused at the meeting last night to pay
Dr. Goodwin the equivalent of three
months' salary when ho leaves as an
appreciation of hla services here.
Literary Club Hears
Lecture on Balkans
Th liAlUnn war was the subject of
the last meeting of the Capitol Hill
Literal y Club in mo nome ui car. ana
Mrs. K B. Carr, 7tl Hobart atreet
northuclt. when Mrs. Dr. James K.
McKee explained the details of the
campaign with tho aid of maps showing
the different localities affected. Ad
dresses also were made by William
Hunter and J. W. Davis. Mrs. A. H.
Frear described her trip through Can
ada recently. A vocal solo by A, H.
Qreai, accompanied by Mrs. drear,
gave great pleasure to the guests, The
next meeting will be held at the home
of Capt. J. H. Hart, IS B street north
east, on December I,
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EDITOR IS BOOMED
TO BE SECRETARY
Herbert Quick, of Farm and
Fireside, Backed by
The name of Herbert Quick, editor
of Farm and Fireside, one of the lead
ing agricultural Journals of the coun
try, ha recently been advancer1 by
his friends for the position of Sec
retary of Agriculture under the Wilson
administration, Mr, Quick Is located
at Springfield, Ohio. He wai one of
the warmest of the Wilson supporters
In the recent campaign.
Mr. Quick la not only a leading ag
ricultural editor and authority, but ho
Is one of the most versatile and brilliant
men who have been mentioned for the
Cabinet. He has had much political
experience. Is a lawyer of ability, and
one of the well-known writers on gen
eral affairs and novelists of the ooun
try. He haa written half a doxen
novels which have taken their place
among the best sellers.
Mr. Quick formerly lived a Sioux City,
Iowa. He was prominent in politics
there, and was repeatedly elected mayor
on the Democratic ticket. He also took
a prominent part In HtUe politics, lie
Is the author of the rii'r.oi. "gateway
amendment" to the Constitution, p"o
posing to amend that Instrument so as
to make Its amendment eaxy nd feasi
ble. As a Uwyer he won distinction in
thi courls of Inwn. Imluilnir th an.
preme court of that State. He Is an
intimate mena or wiiuam i. Bryan,
and for a time he was located at Madl
sin. Wis, a'? was e-iltor ? I.a Fol
lette's Weekly. He Is a progress'va
Democrat, and at the same time a
friend of Senator La Follette.
Close friends of Governor Wilson have
said that It would be the disposition of
Governor Wilson to name for Secretary
of Agriculture a man who ha I a brovl
understanding with agricultural affair,
who waa a student of the subject, and
had sympathy with agricultural de
velopment and uplift of rural life from
the broadest standpoint. This has led
friends of Mr. Quick to pmpora his
GERMANY TO HIT
Expected to Pass Bill Check
ing Company in Father
land. BERLIN, Nov. J. Passage of tho
Government's bill to put the Standard
Oil Company out of business In Ger
many by creating a state-controlled oil
monopoly appeared far from certain
when the Reichstag met today,
Minn lezlalutora were said to acoeDt
as true the Standard's contention that
Germany cannot get enough oil without
buying from the American concern,
which mlfht retaliate for its exDulslon
from the fatherlund, It waa pointed out,
by refusing to sell or by adding heavily
to present prices. Aside from this It
was complained that the government's
bill affords too little protection to con.
The government's representatives will
Introduce the measure at once, how
ever, and work desperately for Its pass
age, amending It, if necessary to meet
the vlewa of such of Its opponents as
can be convenes oy msi-means.
Wfut's on the Ptozram in
The following Masonic organisations
win meet tomgnt: ioages eaerai.
No 1. M. M.; Acacia, No.ua, F. C.
and S. A.; Tacoma. No. 23. F. C.i Mt.
Pleasant. No. 33. special grand visita
tion. Arcade ballroom. Royal Arch
Chapters Mount Horeb, No. 7, mark;
Potomac, No. 8. R. A.: Knights Tem
plar DeMolay Mounted Commandcry,
No. 4. Order of the Temple. Scottish
Rite Mithras Lodge of Perfection,
Hth degree; Robert de Bruce Council
of Kadosh, business. Eastern Star
'Chapters Electa, No. 2; Bethlehem,
The 'following I. O. O. F. organisations
will meet tomgnt: images vvasnwg
ton. No, 6; O olden Rule, No. 21; and
Amity. No. 27, business. Encampment
VrA n Rtimrt. Na 7. decree.
The following K. of P. lodges will meet
tonight: weostcr, no. i, xnigni rann;
Excelsior, No. II: Oermanla. No. 15;
Capital. No. 21; Myrtle, No. 25; grand
The following Red Men's organizations
will meet tomgnt: lasno inoo, .lo.
15; Osceola Tribe, No. IS; Waneta
r-Aimf.ll Nil a
The following National Union Councils
will meet tomgnt: uancroii, no. w;
Exhibition ' of klnemacolor motion plc
turea of the Panama canal, with lec
ture by near Aominti toiuy . .ac-
mm h Ralaftrn. 4.3A n. m.
Exhibition of photographic prints of the
Capital Camera Club, 1010 F atreet
northwest, tomgnt. ....
Reading. 'The Storv of Holland." by
Mrs. J, r. uiaxwii, rt-u,iii ivvui "
the blind, Library of Congress, 2:30
Regular meeting of Washington Coun
cil. Knights of Columbus, tonight
Lecture on "A Trip Through Palestine
ir..h..1r" K. flhA TIAV. U f.
Wharton, of Baltimore, under the
auspices of the Baraca Class, Metro
nniitan nnntlst Church, tonight.
Concert by the Holt Mandolin, Banjo,
and Guitar Club. Ingram Memorial
Congregational Church, 8:15 p. m.
Meeting of the cigar and tobacco deal-
era section oi v nowii jici,,ii.
Association, Chamber of Commerco,
Meeting of the Toner-Grant Home nnd
School Association, me urni ucnooi,
Ladles' Social, Washington Lodge, No.
15, B. P. O E.. Elks' Club house, In II
Mt northwest, tonurht.
Concert by the Fifteenth United States
cavalry nana ana urcnesira, iron
Myer, 8 p. m.
National "Robin Hood," 8.15 p. m.
Columbia "Winsome Widow," 8:15 p. m.
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Chase's Polite vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15
Poll's Vaudeville, afternoon and eve-
Casino Vaudeville, afternoon and eve
ning. Cosmos VaudevlHe.
Academy "The Call of the Heart." 2.13
and 8:15 p. m.
Lyceum "Merry Maidens," 2:15 and 8:15
Gayety Mollle Williams' Company, 2:15
and 8:15 p. m.
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Orchestra, Fort Myer, Va., 8 p. m.
ARTHUR B. WITCOMB. Director.
March, "The President". ...Aronson
Concert waltz, "Moonlight on the
Concert solo, "A Dream of Love"
(Corp. P. De Ceaare.)
Ragtime oddity, "Alamo Rag"
BAND. ' WenrUh
March, "Old Comrades" Tleke
Overture, "Puquo Dame' Suppe
Concert waltz, "Espana".WaIdteuful
Orand selection, "Robin Hood"
"The Star-Spangled Banner,"
BAILEY, OF TEXAS,
EXPECTED TO QUIT
WHEN BODY WEETS
Believed He Will Resign
From Senate Shortly
Senator Bailer of Texas, whose resig
nation, according to reports from Texas,
waa expected two or three weeks ago,
Is now expected to present his resigna
tion to the Senile soon after the open
ing of the session of Congress.
Some days ago it was deemed certain
Senator Bailey would resign and that
Governor Colquitt, ot Texas, would ap
point Col. R. M., Johnston, of Houston,
to succeed him. The resignation was
not forthcoming, and the explanation
that was made In Texas was that It waa
found the Legislature would not elect
Colonel Johnaton for the short term If
he were appointed, but would select
some antl-Balley man.
It anoeara the lesislaturA ! In Mntmi
of the prohibition element of the State
and It Is almost sure not to pick one of
the Bailey faction when It meets Jan
However, Texas politicians now say
that Senator Bailer wanta (a innur
once more In the Senate and make one
great speech before he quits. In that
speech, he Is expected to lay down the
doctrine he believes tie Democratic
pnrty should follow If It Is to keep in
me pin ui mo laincrs. Alter mar,
some of his friends rlvu it out. ha wilt
be ready to lay down his toga and take
up tne practice or law.
WILL GET TROPHIES
Ceremonies to Be Held at George
town Playground To.
The presentation of trophies won n
the recent athletic meet between the
Curtis and Fillmore schools, wlu be
made tomorrow afternoon on the
Georgetown playground. Miss E. R.
Whltcomb, director of playgrounds In
Washington, Nvlll have charge ot the
E. S. Martin, supervisor of play
grounds for the city, will explain the
features ot the annual conteat for
which these trophies are awarded.
The program for tomorrow follows;
Presiding officer Prof. B. T. Janney,
supervising principal. First division of
Address Judge E. P. Seeds, of Iowa,
chief clerk. Auditors' Office, War De
partment. Presentation Mr. A. C Moses, nreal.
dent Playground Association.
Acceptance tsrooK urewer, atnietlo
manager Curtlss School, and Eugene
Moreland, and Miss Alice Hess, of the
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 28 -Easier
money, expanding business, and an era
of the greatest prosperity thla country
haa ever soen.
Such were the predictions made by a
score of Investment bankers on their
way to New York to attend tho first
annual convention of the recently
formed association. Politics, they said,
cannot stop it, and the tariff discussion
will not materially delay It
FINES REMITTED BY
Motorcyclists Fail to Get
Money Back Municipal
HTATTSVXLLE, Md., Nov. 2.-The
mayor and common councU, at Its regu
lar monthly meeting held last night.
resolved Itself Into a court of appeals.
The cases of five boys who had been
arrested last Saturday by Town Bailiff
Barr charged with throwing stones st
John Fusco; an Italian fruit dealer, and
who wars fined IS and cost each by Jus
tic of tho Peace Louis O. Wlssman,
war brought to the attention of the
council, and that .body waa asked to
rsmlt tha flnea as thero was no clear
csum against any of the lads. The coun
cU by an unanimous vote remitted that
portion of tho fine that was turned
over to tho town, amounting to c In
The council also considered the cases
of Messera. Watskl. and Brill who bad
been fined U and cost for exceeding
the speed limits for motorcycles. They
requested that as this was their first
offense the fins be remitted. They
also stated that they were barely over
the ten-mile limit, and were so becausa
they were just beginning a steep grade.
Constable Garrison when asked as to
the rate which the men were traellng
stated that according .to bis stop watch
they were in the neighborhood of twenty
miles an hour. The request of the
gentlemen waa denied and the fines or
dered to stand aa assessed.
John O. Holden. cnairman or tne
committee on the new municipal build
ing, reported that tne nuiiaing wouia
soon be completed, and before the con
tractors 'were relieved, an inspec
tion would be made by the architect,
contractor, and himself to see that the
contract had been faithfully carried
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AS tne council expeciea to nuiu iu
next meeting In the new building, Mr.
Holden, In conjunction with the rest
of his committee, was empowered to
purchase and Install the necesasry fur
niture for the accommodation of the
council. On motion of Councilman
Clark the building committee and a
committee from the fire department
was empowered to set a date and make
all the necesasry arrangements for a
formal opening of the building.
Vincent A. Sheeny, attorney for the
council, stated that he had noted an
appeal from a recent decision of the
circuit court of this county in connec
tion with the Gettysburg and Westmin
ster railroad crossing Columbia acnue
at grado and asked for an appropriation
of X to pay for the transcript of rec
ord. The amount waa appropriated.
The report of town treasurer ahoaed
the receipts for the put month to hae
tx-cn $2,068.06 and the expenditures
Il.tJtWV tealng a cash balanco ot
The funeral of Mrs. Lydla Ellis, of
Philadelphia, who died at the residence
of her sister, Mrs. Thomaa J. Whine
rey, Sunday marolagv"was..,beld this
morning from her sister's home on Lut
trell atenue, the Rev. Henry Thomas,
rector of Plnkney Memorial Episcopal
Church, officiating. Interment was at
Glenwood Cemetery. Waahlngton. Mrs.
ElUss had made her home with her
sister for a number of years.
The men of Plnkney Memorial Episco
pal church held a smoker In the Sunday
school room of that church last evening.
An Interesting program waa glen, and
steps were taken toward the organiza
tion of a men's club.
To Save Convicted Slayer
The appeal to save Tony Mllano, con.
vlcted of the murder ot Harr Elton
Smith, eleven years old, from the gal
lows was filed In the District Supreme
Court yesterday by Attorneys Daniel V.
Baker and Jamea F. Kelly. It was set
forth by Mllano'a counsel that the lower
court erred In permitting the trial to
proceed after ths regular panel of
twenty-six talesnun was exhausted.
The contention Is made that the code
doea not provide for a special enlre In
Mllano was charged with alaylng the
Smth boy with a hammer In tils shoo
shop and then setting tire to the build
ing to hide the crime. He was prose
cuted by United States Attorney Clar
ence R. Wilson and Assistant Prosecu
tor 8. McComas Hawken. and found
guilty of murder In the first degree.
Oovernor Will Hear
Allen Appeal Nov. 29
Governor Mann, of Virginia, has fixed
on November 29 to hear the parties who
will make application to him for pardon
or commutation of sentence in the caw
of Claude Allen.
Intimations are that Mann will act.
In any event, it was stated today, the
application for a writ ot error to the
Supreme Court is not expected until
It is known whether Governor Mann will
First Lieutenant MOSES H. DARNELL,
Medical Reserve Corps, from Fort
Hunt, Va., to his home, and relieved
from active duty In tho Medical Re
First Lieutenant GEORGE L. VAN
DUHF.N, Coast Artillery Corps, as
signed to the One Hundredth and
Lieutenant (Junior grade) RICHARD
HILL, detached Barry; to command
Ensign F. R. SMITH, detached Sara
toga; to Albany.
Ensign H. D. 'McGUIRE, detached Al
bany: to Monadnock.
Ensign H. B. Cecil, detached Albany;
Paymaster D. C. CROWELL, to Ionn.
Passed Assistant Paymaster R H
WESTLAKE, detached Na Yard.
Portsmouth, N, II.; to two months
MAYOR AND COUNC
Army and Navy
Passed Assistant Pa master II. D. 4
IIUUKKU, to MashacnuacuK
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
irrliowl Ariithlian At NeWDOft. BCalS
at Washington, Dclawaio at Hnrnp- A,
im Rruiria. Vermont ut Southern '
drill grounds, Buffalo at Panama,
Nahviii At Mnntn chr Intl. Arkan
sas at Hampton Roods, Hector at
Bewell Point, Alert, IM. F-5, 1-3, at
nun rrancisco ,
Sailed Prairie, from Santo Domingo
City for Asua; Tlngcy, craven, from,
Norfolk for Charleston; Prometheus,
1 from Acapulco for Ban Diego.