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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY. APRIL 27; 1913.
Published Every Evening (Including Sundays)
by THr. Washington Times Company,
The Munsey Building, Pennsylvania Avenue.
Frank A. Manser, Tres. R. fl. Tilherington, Sec
Fred A. Walker, Treasurer and General Manager.
ONE YEAR iINC. SUNDAY). 3.10 I 6 MO..
Entered at the Posiofflce t Washington. D.
SL75 I 3 MO.. SOc.
C. aa second daas
Washington, D. C Sunday, April 27, 1913.
THE "CONFISCATION" BUGABOO.
To get an idea of how wonderful an instrument
is the Constitution one must read the legal docu-
- I ments called forth by the litigation over so innocent
LI a law as that which, recently passed, commanded the
li- exchange of transfers between the street railway
' companies and the Sixteenth street herdic line. We
learn that this law is unconstitutional on half a
dozen grounds, the chief of which, stated in various
ways, is that it would take the property of the rail
way companies for public use without compensa
tion. This is the oldest and, even today, the most
effective of all the arguments against public regu
lation of public utilities.
From the beginnings of constitutional govern
ment precedents to sustain this theory have been
piling up. Whenever government attempts to com
pel a public utility to do something the utility doesn't
want to do, the utility pleads that it is having its
property "confiscated." In the street car situation in
ihis town the public authorities have for many years
hesitated to attempt enforcement of universal trans
fers, for fear the matter would be carried into the
courts and a decision secured that universal trans
fers are unconstitutional for this reason. In con
nection with the herdic line's transfer law it is irfti
mated that the new Public Utilities Commission hesi
tates to force matters to a conclusion, lest this de
cision be reached.
Of course, this "confiscation" is merely construc
tive, not actual and menacing. The Capital Trac
tion Company isn't in any real fear of having its
property taken away from it if it issues transfers.
It merely objects to doing anything at all on any
body's initiative save its own. It depends, as public
utilities have depended for two generations past, on
the tenuous constructions of this "confiscation" pro
vision, to maintain it as a private instead of a public
institution. How senseless is this contention may
. easily be illustrated.
It has been quite a hobby with public utility of
ficers of recent years to fnsist that this town would
be better off if it had one street car system instead
of two. They all concede that consolidation would
bring universal transfers automatically. Now let
that "confiscation" proposition be snalyzed.
Suppose each company has 100 miles-of track,
4 worth $10,000,000. It would be "confiscation" to
compel them to exchange transfers.
But suppose they are consolidated, and a new
corporation, with $20,000,000 capital, takes over both
systems. Then there will be the same 200 miles of
road as before: the. same $20,000,000 of capital as
before,; the same number of people to ride; the same
number of cars to run. Yet, simply because that
$20,000,000 capital is all in one pile instead of two
piles we discover that the thing which yesterday was
"confiscation" today is good business, a plain matter-of-fact
incident to running the property!
It would cost no more to have transfers between
the two companies than between the various lines of
one greater company. ....
If universal transfers meant, on the day before
that consolidation, confiscation of property, it would
mean the same thing on the day afterward.
The question is not concerned with diversity or
unity of ownership. Would the present stockholders
and bondholders of the .street car companies have
their property or their profits taken away from them
by the universal transfer requirement? Everybody
knows they would not. They would gladly grant uni-
in capitalization as the price of getting universal
transfers through consolidation.
he "confiscation" boot, in that event, of course,
wrn be on the other leg; the public will be its vic
tim, for it will have .to put up the money that will
enable the consolidated concern to earn returns on
its added millions of capital.
What a patient ass is the public, to be sure!
Some day there will be a sweeping revision of
the adjudications that have permitted constructive
"confiscation" to be made a ground for defeating the
public rights without any proof of actual confiscation.
If it does not come through the broadened vision of
the courts, then it will come through amendment of
the Constitution or through public ownership of all
The illustration that has been used here is drawn
from common experience with the financing of public
utility concerns. Moreover, it is precisely what the
Washington Utilities Company proposes. That com
pany intends to bring all the public utility concerns
of the town together if its plans don't go wrong
and to issue a vastly increased capitalization against
them. The public is asked to consent to this, in con
sideration of the possibility that it will get universal
The herdic transfer affair is merely an incident.
There is no. good reason why the public authorities
should hesitate to try that case clear down to a final
decision of the transfer question. What is to be lost
by it? We haven't universal transfers now. To lose
them by a court decision would only be to lose some
thing we don't enjoy and never did. Why not find
out where the community stands?
GOVERNOR SULZER'S STAND.
BOY BOOSTERS 0
1ST IN CAPITAL
Cailfornians Are on Tour of
World as an Educational
OFFERED FOR CHINA
There could hardly be better proof that the popular
primary is nun to the political boss than is found in
the long fight of the New York machines to prevent
its adoption. In this struggle they have known no
politics. Barnes and Murphy, the Republican Old
Guard and Tammany, the Black Horse Cavalry and
the up-State allies of the Wigwam, have stood to
gether in a fraternity of frenzied opposition. They
have been horrified at the very thought of the people
naming their own candidates.
Hughes brought the issue squarely before the
State, fought on it, and lost. He lost, but he made
the issue so big that it has commanded attention ever
sirtce. Dix, of course, was putty in the hands of the
politicians. There never was a chance for accom
plishment under him.
Sulzer, addressing a gathering of the Democratic
county chairmen, told them flatly that whoever was
not with him was against him. He makes this issue a
test of Democracy. He appeals to Republicans, Pro
gressives, Democrats, and independents to stand with
him for the bill he has indorsed. He declares that
he knows the game and how to play it as well as
anybody else, and serves notice that there will be no
hesitation about using every means necessary to get
effective primary legislation.
There is inspiration in the tone' and manner
of the governor. The State is with him, and in the
end he is going to win. The time is- come when the
people recognize, as they did not in earlier stages
of this fight, that the fight for popular government
has its crux in this question of control of the nomina
tions. So long as the bi-partisan machine, the in
visible government, can dictate nominations on both
sides, and so long as there is nothing for the voter
to do but take his choice between two machine-made
tickets, popular government is a farce and a fraud.
WILSON TO NEW JERSEY.
Fifty boys, all of whom are athletes,
most of whom are musicians, and all
more or less models of behavior, at
least while on this trip, arrived In
Washington yesterday under the
charge of Major Sidney S. Plexotto. of
the California National Guard. The
boys are on their way around the
world aa a portion of their education
and training. Those who hail from
San Francisco are doing all they can
do to boost the Panama-Pacific Ex
position. Contrary to popular Impression, the
boys are not members of the Foy Scout
organization of America. Some scouts
may be In the part, but the pirty Itself
is a portion of no organization. They
are making the trip as an educational
experience. A nortlon of the bovs will
live in the International boys' city
wnlch will be a feature of the Panama
Give Concert to Ellipse.
Yesterday afternoon shortly after
they arrived the bovs gave a concert
on the ellipse back of the White House.
The president was not there to enjoy
the serenade, but hundreds of Wasli-
Ingtonlans stopped to head the concert.
The hand Is really a feature.
Tomorrow afternoon the whole party
will be received at the White House,
where they will be presented with a
United States flag by President Wilson.
Today they are seeing the sights of the
city, although the rain of the early
portion of the day kept them in their
rooms in the Metropolitan Hotel.
Thirty-five of the boys, who form the
nucleus of the party, are from San
Francisco, and they form the boosters
club for the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
In every city they stop this boosters
club invites boys to come to the expo
sition and live In the model boys' city
which will be provided for them. It Is
expected that several hundred boys, not
only from the United States but also
from abroad, will be persuaded to come.
On Trip Around World.
The boys are making their way leis
urely around the world and will stop
at all the principal cities along their
route to study them. The trip Is made
under the auspices of the national
youth achievment committee which
plans the stops and provides the guides
and heads of the party. The boys pay
their own expenses.
The Boys' City at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition will be furnished entirely
by the exposition authorities and will
be run by the boys just as If it were
a permanent municsipallty. The model
school along achievement lines will be
a feature of the city.
The party will leave Washington to
morrow night for- Philadelphia and will
Churches of Capital Unite in
Petition for Welfare of
All over the United States today and
especially In the District of Columbia,
ministers will lead their congregations
!n' prayer for the welfare of the new
Chinese republic. Such prayer Is the i
outrome of the request made by Pres
ident Yuan Shal Kal, of the Chinese
republic, to Secretary of State Bryan.
Immediately upon receipt of the re
quest. Secretary Bryan requested all
ministers of the United States to offer
The request for Christian prayer for
the welfare of China, coming from the
head of the Chinese nation. Is looked
upon by Washington ministers as most
Request Gladly Obeyed.
Because China has been the chief
field for missionary work since the be
ginning of American missionary ef
fort, and because the request from
President Yuan Shal Kal shows that
the wort- has met with signal success,
the ministers of Washington and of
the whole United 8tates will gladly
unite In prayer for the Chinese con
gress, which met last week. President
Yuan Shal Kal, and the welfare of
the whole nation.
Bishop Harding, of tho Episcopal
church of Washington, has issued an
order that every Episcopal minister In
the District offer up a special prayer for
the welfare of China, and the heads of
other denominations have not been less
forward In accepting the Invitation to
lend their spiritual aid to the Christians
In the stronghold of Bhuddlsm.
During the 4 o'clock services in Beth
lehem Chapel this afternoon an organ
recital will be given by Rowland W.
Dunham. A. A. G. O., organist and
choirmaster of St. Andrew's Church.
The organ sonata In D Flat, No. 12, by
Rhelnberger. will be played complete.
Other numbers to be rendered are:
"Cantabile," caesar Franck; "Poco
Adagio," Henry Smart, and the brill
iant Concert Etude in B Flat No. 1, by
George E. Whiting.
General Grant's Anniversary.
The ninety-first anniversary of the
birth of Gen. U. S. Grant will be cele
brated tonight in Metropolitan Memorial
M. E. Church by the Grand Army of the
Republic of Washington and other pa
triotic organizations. Justice George W.
Atkinson, of the United States Court of
Claims, and the Rev. James Shera.
Montgomery, pastor of the church, will
deliver addresses. A section of the
Marine Band, the church choir, and
Captain Littlebridge will render a musi
The vestry of Epiphany Church has
adopted resolutions opposing the chang
ing of the name of the church at the
Evening Services in tbe (Uburcbes
"SERVICE AND RANK" The Her. C. Herbert Reese, StTtionuV
Church, 8 p. m.
"PRAYERS FOR CHINA" The Rev. J. Milton Waldroa, Shiloh Baptist
Church, 3:30 p. m.
"REFUGE FROM THE STORM" Evangelist L F. HosWas Washington
Temple Congregation, 3 p. m.
"U. S. GRANT'S BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY" The Rev. James SheTa
Montgomery, Metropolitan M. E. Church, 8 p. m.
"J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S CONFESSION OF FAITH" The Rev. H.
H. McKim, Church of the Epiphany, 8 p. m.
"SOME RESPECTABLE SINS, ENVY" The Rev. Charles Wood,
Church of the Covenant, 8 p. m.
"EQUIPPED FOR LIFE'S BATTLE" The Rev. H. E. Brundage, Ecking-
ton Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p. m.
"PROPHET AND ASS" The Rev. J. J. Muir, Temple Baptist Church,
7:45 P- m.
"HOW I WAS VEXED IN VIRGINIA" The Rev. E. Her Swem, Centen
nial Baptist Church, 8 p.m.
"VITAL TRUTHS AS TAUGHT BY CLASSICAL AND MODERN AU
THORS" The Rev. W. R. Wedderspoon, Foundry M. E. Church, 8
"GUARDING THE HEADQUARTERS OF LIFE" The Rev. Joseph M.
M. Gray, Hamline M. E. Church, 8 p. m.
"METHODIST LOVE FEAST" The Rev. L. Morgan Chambers, McKen-
dree M. E. Church, 3:30 p. m.
"THE GREATNESS AND GLORY OF JESUS CHRIST" The Rev. An.
drew Burns Chalmers, First Congregational Church, 8 p. m.
"THE WOMEN OF INDIA" Mrs. George H. McGrew, Y. W. C. A. ves
per services, 4:30 p. m.
EVANGELICAL REVIVAL Sophie the Scrubwoman, Gospel Mission, 8
"AMENDING THE DIVORCE LAWS," The Rev. James Hugh Keeley,
Secular League, 3 p. m.
"ENVIRONMENT, VHERE DO YOU LIVE r' The Rev. Hermon S.
Pinkham, Immanuel Church, 8 p.m.
"THE HOLY LAND" Illustrated lecture by the Rev. R. M. Strickler,
Columbia Church, 8 p. m.
"SPIRITUAL SURGERY" The Rev. Hugh T. Stevenson, Bethany
Church, 8 p. m.
MILLION TO CHURCH,
NOTHING TO HOMR
Several Thousand Delegates,
From All Over World, Are
Expected by May 15.
There isn't much chance nowadays for people who
worry about precedents and traditions. These are
viewing with alarm the invasion of New Jersey this
week by Woodrow Wilson, in an effort to arouse pub
lic sentiment to the point where it can force the
legislature to pass the jury reform legislation.
But the public is more interested in the measure
than in the manner. That bill ought to pass. Its de-
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versal transfers if they were consolidated. There! iCdl !5 'C-U5a'e- ne oia jersey metnoa ot jury
would be no talk about confiscation in that case; flrawin makes we jury system a mockery and a fake.
there would be no confiscation in any case. If President w,lson can force passage of .such a
The truth about this universal transfer matter is measure b' Intruding h,s national prestige into
as rlain as dav. The traction neoole are eoine to New Jerse'' Power t0 h,s e,bow- May hti d 3 lo of
fight universal transfers to the last ditch and beat it e,bow,ng ,n bena,f of god
if they can. Why?
Go back now to our illustration of the two com
panies with 100 miles of track and $10,000,000 capi
tal each. The people who control those companies
know that the natural, logical development of the recaj
towns transportation system dictates consolidation
A TEST FOR CALIFORNIA.
California has one of the most sweeping codes
for the employment of the initiative, referendum, and
OP HEN IN FLEET
Rear Admiral Cone Says No
Occasion Exists for Alarm
' About Unprepardeness.
Nobody in this part of the world seriously believes
i ney Know mat just as well as tne public knows it. ' ,y,.t ft, r.-i . ,tA nt -ai:r,: . u:J -... .u ' dne for economy's sake. and. in the
, ... ... , "" "- v-u jj-u.w i vmiiuiiiia ayinijaiiiitu wim tile i belief of many
They want consolidation because it means more, ;, ntlV. that th. ,poU,afrA ,,,' Cfot. .,.,. . 'carried too tar
nrofitS. greater values I, . ... " . . . "I That there li a more or Irn permn
, ' c. , rrom time to time over tne uiinese and apanese ' nent shortaKe or '
But they want to have consolidation forced upon I ,.. I snips of the Nort
them. They want the public to insist upon it. They, Wh not ,et the , isIature the aIien.owner.
know that tne one thing that will move the public, shi ,aw and then submit it t0 a under ft ref
more than anything else to insist is the prospect of crcndum and find out whether the ,e of CaH.
gettmg universal transfers. ' fornia want to make themselves and their State a
When the public gets ready to enforce its wish j nuisance and a menace t0 ,he Union?
the railroad companies expect to get something out; ,f it shou,d turn out that th dowhich is ;f
o fit. They will insist on carving a melon Instead jbeHevablethen the National Governmem wHoud
of putting their 200 miles of track and $20,000,000 have usefu, data which t0 base dure
r"r "v F"1' "':i " "-'""':" ""- ""& UJ i curb their troublesomeness
issuing an extra siu.uuu.uuu ot capital to themselves
That wih be their rake-off. It will be the prize, the
bribe money, that the public will give them if it is
fool enough to stand the touch in consideration of
getting universal transfers.
work their way up through the Eastern
?"fVnS,.,:.Sr78".7 next Epi:opl convention. The Rev.
tXZ Vt,Vi....i vfTS't Randolph H. McKim has for some time
ror tnglana May 7. led the fl)tht aealn8t chanjrfne the name
of the church and will continue to do
so. The resolutions adopted by the
vestry will be sent to other vestries In
this diocese with the request that they
send delegates to the convention who
will vote. against changing the church's
Passover Services End.
Passover celebrations will be observed
In the Hebrew churches of the District
tonight at 7 o'clock. The services will
mark the end of the most joyous sea
son in the Hebrew calendar commem
orative of rhe night of the Children of
Israel from bondage.
The second of a two-weeks' mission
began last Sunday In St. Matthew's
Church will begin today when the men
of the congregation will attend the mis
sion. The mission last week was ex
clusively for women and this week will
be exclusively- for men. The Rev. Fath
ers Fleming and Scully are conducting
Dr. James Hugh Keeler will be the
Erlncipal speaker before the Secular
eague of Washington this afternoon
at 3 o'clock. His subject will be "The
Amendment of Divorce Laws of the
District." After the address the sub
ject will be open for discussion among
the members of the league.
Senators Divided on
Bryan's Trip to West
Wide difference of opinion prevails
among Senators as to the wisdom of
the Bryan trip to California.
Senator O'Gorman and Senator Var
daman take the view the Federal Gov
ernment has not the right to make
trfftles in violation of the rights re
served to the States.
Senator Vardaman is especially em
phatic, and says California owes it as
a duty to protect its own people.
fVnator Hacon thinks the people of
California should make their land law
general, and not word It so as to apply
especially to Japan or China. He thinks
Mr Bryan has the right view.
Vi-c President Marshall sais Cali
fornia has no right to pass any legis
lation in violation of a treaty.
"There is no great shortage of men
oi of supplies on the North Atlantic
fleet, or any of the other fleets, so far
as I know." said Rear Admiral Hutch
I. Cone, chief of the Bureau of Steam
Engineering of the Navy Department,
"There is no occasion for any alarm
regarding the unpreparedness of the
battleships of the American navy for
war," he continued. "While I am not
directly In touch with questions of per
sonnel on the fleet, 1 know naval offi
cer? at the present time are not un
duly concerned over the conditions of
This statement was called forth by
statements appearing today, signed by
John Temple Graves, that the navy Is
in such a poor condition regarding
personnel and equipment that It would
be almost helpless before a sudden at
tack from the Japanese navy.
Naval critics say the only possible
basis for the criticism is the fact that
there is a tendency on the part of the
Navy Department to place more and
more vessels on the reserve list. This
"Soo" Is Champion Canal.
More than T2.0fifl.X) tons of freight passed through the
Sault Ste. Marie Canal during the season of 1912. Traffic
through that waterway has doubled In two years, and still
FollOW this thing Still farther, nOW, and Observe ,8 Increasing. At the height of the season i:t vessels passed
tinwf f.,4.V.. in...- :,- .j, "-nP.(,v. i r, ...-. through the canal In twenty-four hours a ship every twelve
now ridlCUlOUS IS the- confiscation plea. The tWO minutes, day and night.
SVStems consolidated will hp wnrfh nnflflfiOfl in I The "Soo" carries more freight than all other ship canals
sterna, tanboimaiea, win oe worm sou.uuu.uuu in- of the worl(1 Suf,x figures f0r 1S1 are not available, hut they
stead of $20,000,000. That is, $10,000,000 will be '' ''" und1!r?SJ?00 '"!;Mancne!,tr nJ Kiel
... . '. ' ., .., ...-., .together may reach 12.000.0fl0 or 15.W.fiOO tons. By comparison
added tO thejr value BY REASON OF HAVING with these other ship canals are negligible.
Suez carries ana I'anama win carry more valuable frejghr
than that which goes through the "Soo " But it Is doubtful
If anyone now alive will see the two great ocean ditches
carry as great a bulk of trafllc as now moves through the
humble fresh water channel between our Inland sea!.
UNIVERSAL TRANSFER CONFISCATION IM
POSED UPON THEM!
What could be more ridiculous than that?
Yet it is precisely the destiny of this street car
situation in Washington. A court which today holds
, that .universal transfers is "confiscation" will be put
ting the club into the hands of the street railway
' financiers, with which they will' be able to force the
A public to let them pile on another bunch of millions
"A drummer entered a Nola Chucky drug store one day
' 'Are there any rattlesnakes around here?'
" 'Yep. stranger,' said the drug clerk, 'there's one, but ha
won't be any use to you, for he's booked up full for the next
Ave week.' 'V-ExchABf e.
men aboard the battl
th Atlantic fleet Is not
denied. There has been great difficulty
expenencea in oniaining enlistments In
the past few years, and Congress has
been none too liberal in providing for
increahes In personnel commensurate
with the development of battlship
"It's merely a question of arithmetic. '
said Comandmer Reginald R. Belknap.
assistant hlef ot tne Bureau of Nal
"We have repeatedly told Congress
that we need 50.000 men and mure to
man our ships. Whe nwe don't get
these men we have to do the best we
Suit Filed to Get
$10,000 of Estate
Virginia Young Woman
j Christens New Collier
In the presence of a number of Wash-
Ingtontanx. the collier Hereus was
launched at Neuport Nwi yesterday
afternoon. MIsh Anne Seymour Jones,
daughter of Congressman and Mis. W.
. Jones, of Virginia, christened the
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Roosevelt. Congressman Jones, Mlsa
Cornelia Clsgett. First Lieut. H. B.
Clageti. P. S. A . Lieut W. A. Mallt-
son. C S N . John St Clair Bookes.
Jr . and Dansertield Addison, attended
A dispatch from Cincinnati announces
the filing of a suit there to recover cer
tain stocks and bonds held bq Miss Ida
M. Halzoth, sister of Mrs Mary L. Sha
fer. of this city. Mrs. Shafer. who is the
wife of George M Shafer, lives at 1627
First street northeast. The stocks and
bonds, which amount to about JI0.IVI0.
are said to have been left to Mrs. Shafer
by the will of a sister. Mrs. Luella
Dandy, who died here last November.
Fell From Street Car.
Edward F. Scarborough, of Do 7 H
street northwest was found at Ninth
street and West Virginia avenue north
east, early today with several cuts on
his face and head. He refused hospital
treatment, and explained that he fell
fro ma car at Fourth and O streets
Navy Yard Employe Falls
Dead While Walking
August Frazier. an employe of the
Washington Navy Yard, dropped dead
on the street at Seventeenth strest and
Pennslvanla avenue southeast at 11
o'clock this morning.
Mr. Frazier was out for a morninr
walk when he collapsed. The Casualty
Hosp'tal ambulance was summoned an'I
Dr. Campbell, after a hasty examination
pronounced him dead. Death was due
It Is believed to apoplexy. Mr. Frisler
was but thirty-five years old
His body was identified at the hospital
by his step-son, Lawrence Miller. A
wife also eurvivcf him.
Several thousand delegates are ex
pected to attend the quadrennial ses
sions of the general conference of the
Seventh Day Adventlst Church, which
will meet In Takoma Park from May
13 to June 8. Delegates from every
State In the Union and almost every
country in the world will be present.
It Is expected thirty meetings a day
will be held.
Europe's 30,000 members of the church
will be represented by thirty delegates,
headed by Elder Ln R. ConradL The
African delegaUon will also be large
and will b headed by Elder R. C.
Porter. Elder I. H. Evans will lead
the Asiatic delegation, and Elder J. C
Fulton will lead the delegation from
Australia and the Pacific islands.
The delegates will be housed In a
camp In Takoma Park, which Is now
being prepared by a corps of ministers
from different parts of the United
States, missionaries from foreign lands,
and students who expect to become
ministers and missionaries. Elder A.
G. DanicIIs, president of the general
conference. Is taking an active part in
tho preparations fo rthe entertainment
of the delegates.
The conference will be held on the
campus of the Washington Foreign
Mission Seminary, which Is conducted
br the denomination. The grounds now
have the appearance or a tented city,
with fiOO tents, to be used as temporary
homes for the delegates, already
One of the problems to be discussed
during the sessions is that of increas
ing the missionary forces. The head
of each missionary department will be
oresent at the conference, and the ex
act needs of each will be shown.
It Is also proposed to divide the world
into six great divisions so as to sys
tematize the work which the denomina
tion has laid out for itself.
Capt. MacArthur Takes
Capt. Grant's Place Soon
Capt. Douglas MacArthur will suc
ceed Capt. Ulysses S. Grant is super
intendent of the State. War. and Navy
building Wednesday. The latter will
return to field duty, after spending
three years In managing one of the
largest office buildings In the worU.
During his administration he has in-st.-tlle-.l
an ice plant, a turbo-generator
of electricity, new feed wires for lights
and fans and a new ash-handling ap
Laplam urani goe irum h naimuiun
to Fort Leavenworth. Kans., where he
is to take station, and then proceed to
Galvrston. Tex., to Join thi Second
Battalion of Engineers, to which he Is
attached. Captain MacArthur. who
succeeds him. is stationed at the Army
Supreme Court Adds
Week to Calendar
Owing to the enormous amount of
work which has piled up before it .he
Supreme Court will devote one more
week than usual to arguments. Cases
have already been set for argument
Mav 5. This Is a later date than cases
formerly have been argued, as a rule.
Something like fifty additional cases
will be given the court to decide as the
result of this extra week.
The court is so far behind that Chier
Justice White thinks If this extra work
Is kept up for six years the court will
catch up with the docket Cases are
now about two years ahead of the
court. That is. the ordinary case after
reaching court has to wait two years
before argument Whether the court
will adjourn June l. the usual time for
adjournment. Is not yet certain.
RECEPTION IS HELD
FOR LAUREL PASTOR
Return of Rev. J. H. Jeffries for
Another Year Celebrated by
LAUREL, Md.. April 37. A public re
ception was tendered the Rev. J. H.
Jeffries, pastor of the Centenary Meth
odist Church here Friday evening, on
his return to the church for another
year. 'Music was furnished by the
Laurel Military Band. Addresses were
made by teachers and others, to which
the Rev. Mr. Jeffries responded. Re
freshments were served.
The committee having in charge the
unveiling of the memorial window at
Trinity Methodist Church next 8un
day, has arranged an Interesting pro
The design on the window will be an
open Bible, two American flags crossed,
and the Inscribed reading- matter. "In
Memory of Deceased Members of Bea
con Council. No. 2S, Junior Order Unit
ed American Mechanics," and "Dedi
cated to Trinity Methodist Episcopal
Mr. B. F. Brown, a merchant, has
appealed the fine of J100 for selling
cigarettes without a license.
Mr. Charles F. Shaffer, who has been
111 for a month, is considerably im
proved. A meeting of the mayor and citv
council will be held tomorrow evening
iu ujbcuss sewerage ior iaurei.
Director of Census
Accepts College Chair
Dr. E. Dana Durand, retiring Director
of the Census, will become a member
of the faculty of the University of
Minnesota next fall, according to In
formation given out today. Dr. Durand
whose doctorate Is not of medicine nor
theology but of philosophy, will stay at
the head of the Census until a succes
sor is confirmed by the Senate. At
present, the Republican Senators are
planning a fight on the nomination of
J. W. Harris, of Georgia. Even if
Harris should fail of confirmation. Dr.
Durand will not stay much longr at
his desk here, hut will leave to prepare
for this professional work.
Well Planned Joke.
Motorist How does it come that that
flnger-boird points west when Splvey's
Corners is east?
Farmer Hee-hee. that s a little trick
aour new taown commission thought of
Its to throw tramps an" beggars an
ineak-thleve. an' agents off the scent
and keep 'em from vlsitin' us. Hee-hee.
Xtm see the the p'int. don't ye?
Washington Girl Will
BATH. Me.. April 27. Miss Marguerite
LeBreton. a Washington society girl.
Is to christen the destroyer McDougal.
which Is to be built at the Bath ship
Work on the McDougal will be start
ed in about six months. The destroyer
will be a sister ship of the Cummlngs
and Cassln. which are near completion
and are expected to be ready for christ
ening In about a month. Their sponsors
have not yet been chosen.
Miss LeBreton is the granddaughter
of Commander David McDougal, for
whom the destroyer is named.
Wealthy Young Missionary
Cuts Off Family to Aid
CHICAGO. April 37. Almost the entire
estate of $1,000,000 of William Chltney
Borden, the young missionary who died
In Cairo, Eypt. on April 9. Is left to
foreign missionary work, according to
tho terms of his will, filed for probate
His personal belongings and house
hold goods were bequeathed to a broth
er. Mrs. Mary Borden, mother of the dead
missionary, and his sister, llvln in 60
East Fifty-fifth street. New York, re
The largest bequest Is that of $30,000
to the China Island Missions. German
town. Philadelphia. $100,000 of which Is
to be invested, the lncom tn he used
for the maintenance of aged and In
firm missionaries and mission workers.
The other Institutions, beneficiaries
under the wilt, are: Chicago Avenue
Church, $100,000 for physical equip
ment: National Bible Institute. New
Tork, $100,000 as a trust fund, also the
property known as the Tale Hope Mis
sion, In New Haven: Chicago Hebrew
IHssloner. -160,000: Chicago Tract So
ciety, $35,000: American Bible Society,
New York. $3,000: Board of Foreign
Missions of the Presbyterian Church.
New York. $60,000. to be used for evan
gelistic work, pr ft -ably tn Latin
America. Slam. Africa, and Dans: Board
of Foreign Missions of the United Pres-
r'byterlan Church of North America.
Philadelphia. $60,000. for evangelistic
work: Board of Fore: git Missions of
the Presbyterian Church of the United
States, known as the Southern Presby
terian jnurcn, Ricnmond. vs., o,ooo.
for evangelistic work in Jaoan or Af
rica; Africa Inland Mission. Philadel
phia, $23,000: Nile Missions Press of
Cairo. Egypt. $25,000.
Executor Gets $5,000.
A bequest of $3,000" was made to Al
fred E. Spink, appointed executor in
the will. The estate consists of $$00,000
in real estate and $155,000 in personal
property, and the executor was em
powered to make all necessary sales
and partitions " to comply with the
terms of the, will.
Urge Rev. Mr. Cummings
For Board of Education
Residents of .the eastern part of
Washington are urging the appoint
ment to tbe Board of Education of the
Rev. E. H. G. M. Cummlngs pastor of
the Garden Memorial Presbyterian
Church. A vacancy exists on the beard,
owing- to the resignation as a member.
as well as an officer, of Capt. James' F.
The Rev. Mr. Cummlngs formerly was
moderator of the Washington- Presby
tery. He ,1s a araduate of Princeton.
The -Minnesota Avenue Citizens' Asso
ciation sent the letter urging the appointment-
to, the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of the District.- That
body is likely to .fill the vacancy this
week, it is stated.
. T-: prr r-
Depew Wants His Name
Off Cemetery Records
Former Senator Chauncey M. Depew
wants his name stricken from the
Prince George county papers of In
corporation of the Capital Cemetery.
He has filed in the circuit court of Up
per Marlboro, Prince George county.
Md.. a petition asking- for this change.
The petition states that on Novem
ber 16. 1910. the Incorporators executed
a certificate for the Capital Cemetery.
setting forth that five trustees. Including-
Mr. Depew. should manage the in
stitution the first year. In December.
1912. the former Senator learned for
the first time that he had been named,
and protested against the unauthorised
use of his name.
Meets Cambridge Mayor
CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. April 2T. The
proposed scheme of heating the Wldener
Library, a gift to Harvard from the
Philadelphia W'Ideners, by bringing
steam underground from the distant
powerhouse of the Boston elevated road
has resulted In the first meeting be
tween Mayor Barry, of this city, and
President Lowell, of Harvard.
Accompanied by Robert Bacon, former
United States ambassador to France,
he spent over an hour with the mayor,
discussing the necessary formalities of
sending- low pressure steam under the
streets of Cambridge as far as the
Many Are Mentioned
As Bigelow's Successor
Various men's names are mentioned
today as the successor of Dr. W. D.
Blegelow. assistant chief of the Bureau
of Chemistry, who resigns to become
chief chemist of a research laboratory,
but no determination will be made un
til Secretary of Agriculture Houston
has had opportunity to confer with
the President. Dr. Blgelow ! a mem
ber of the pure food board and was a
supporter of Dr. WiW durlnr the con
tests with former Solicitor McCahe.
Foss to Be Candidate
Of G. 0. P., Is Rumored
ROSTON. April .-Political gossip
insists that Gov. Eugene X. Foss. who
has been elected to that office three
times on the Democratic ticket, will
run for the fourth time as a Repub
lican. Wlnthrop Murray Crane, ex-governor.-
ex-lnited States Senator,
and leader of the old-time Republicans,
was In Boston last evening, and atten
tion was also directed to the fact that
Frss had appointed a great many more
Republicans than Democrats to office.
Northern Public School
Pupils Visit Capital
Washington was Invaded yesterday by
an army of school boys and girls. Near
ly SOO pupils from eighteen schools ar
rived in the city In the charge of school
representatives. The boys and girls
come chiefly from New York and Bos
ton and are taking advantage of spe
cial rates given by the Pennsylvania
railroad for excursions to the National
The pupils will remain In Washington
seeing the sights until next Thursday.
The New Yorkers will go straight home
but those from Boston and vicinity will
stop over for a short while in New
York In order to see that city.
Mrs. Wilson Carries
Bouquet to Dying Boy
A bouquet from the White House
gardens was given by Mrs. Woodrow
Wilson to a poor boy dying of tubercu
losis. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, accom
panied by Dr. Cary Grayson, naval aide
at the White House. Journeyed In the
White House automobile to one of the
poorer districts of the city and visited
the lad. The case was brought to her
attention by Dr. Grayson.
Miller to Succeed Janes.
Judge A. L. Miller, of Macon, Ga.,
will succeed Henry L. Janes as arbi
trator In the claims dispute between the
Quito and Guayaquil railroad and the
government of Ecuador. Mr. Janes
was recalled some days ago as the
American arbitrator because he was
known tc have an Interest in the rail
road involved in the controversy.