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Fair and colder tonight.
Full Report on Page Six.
WASHINGTON, SUNDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1914.
PBICE ONE CENT.
Easter Paraders At
Ruffles on Hosiery
Many Washingtonians in Promenade of Gayly Dress
ed Women on Boardwalk at Famous
ATLANTIC CITY, April 12.
H ntle north to northwest breeze moving along at a six-mile gait, and
plenty of the old, original sunshine,
oJay to the greatest Easter visitation
And the official weather forecaster announced at 9:30 o'clock that
Ihese conditions would be likely to
ldual rise in temperature.
HUNDREDS OF W
agllng with the thousands on the
i Boardwalk were hundreds of
A f hingtonians, representing every
'lms of residents of the National Cap-
t Scores or the brokers who came
o -he Jersey resort Thursday night.
e alned to Join the great procession
v h annually draws mousamts irom
entire country. "Washington so-
was well represented,
e ideal conditions that tweeted the
risers came as a surprise. Those
had been out on the esplanade at
night had about resigned them
es to rain for today. The clouds
e still hovering over the town up
o'clock but then Old Sol warmed
is work, and the storm alarms
r dually drifted out to tea.
More Than 30,000 Visitors.
rc than 0.000 visitors started their
jal strolls along the planked walk.
r nun$ets constantly increased, and
n hour a) "young" rehearsal for the
fc xt pageant at noon was in crogress.
se who relieved the yhad s mcthing
In nnal in the attire line got on tno
lo cforc the biggest delegation started
mtulate along the ocean mall, in
order to shine in contrast with the less
Many had their fondest wishes rul
ed, for some of the riggings were
M Ulng enough to draw the collective
g-ixc of any crowd anywhere.
ino nrst shock came cany and sud
Secretary of Navy Denies He
Intends to Abolish
bsurd." was the reply made by Sec
ret ry of the Navy Daniels today to a
-t published in a ew York paper
h- would follow his "no drinking"
in the nay with an order substi
S water for champagne at battle-
never thought of such a thing,"
tar Daniels declared.
''Knit's has been deluged with
a from temperance organizations
c hfm to subhtitutc water for wine
eremonle attending launching of
s..ips. Many of these launchings,
ver are In the private j arda uf the
il'din. and the launching Is under
direction, and it would be difficult
ink a naval regulation apply to
K if not the thing that dftcrs Mr.
els from taking this i-tep. however.
a tlnn temperame advocate, but
i-e no harm In breaking a bottle of
paigne over the bow of a Jattle-'hip
a a inching ceremonj . especially
that ceremon has been carried
rom time Immemorial.
STILL LOCKED UP
e Men and Five Women Held
at First Precinct Station on
District Attorney's Order.
ked p at the First precin'-t, five
and live women arrested in a raid
je c an apartment in the Juniata,
W Mreet northwest, by members
the District Attorn-ys staff, arc be
held as witnesses pending further
itlgatfon. Bond fo- the release of
prisoners lias been fixed ..t $300.
charges have yet been preferred,
r against the '.voman in whose
ie the apartment w-as rented, or
inrt the ten persons arrested. The
e of the apartment is out of the
and up to a late hour this after
had not been located,
e raid on the apartment wa3 made
r 11 o'clock last night. On entering
apartment four men and four worn
were found chatting in a parlor,
ether investigation by tho police dis
ced another man and woman In a
ked room. The door of this room
opened after police it the Eighth
-clnct. who aided detectives from the
itrict Attorney's office In the raid,
eatened to force the door
i of the pilsoncrs were taken to the
strict Attorney'e office Immediately
owing their arrest "and questioned
several hours- Early this morn'ng
- were tent to the First precinct sta
to be hcldln custody on the order
District Attorney Wileon.
A blue sky flecked with clouds, a
flashed its message of invitation
that this resort ever has known.
prevail throughout the day, with a
denly. Lace ruffles on stocking:, regu
lar, sure nuIT flounces. A willowy
bronze-tressed visitor, who stepped
from a wheel chair near Tennessee ave
nue, flashed the brand-new stuff in un
Those In her Immcdate vicinity looked,
gasped, then looked again. But they
had seen it right on the "once over."
The tiers of lace were revealed clear
to the knee, through a slit in the lack
of the peach-shaded gown, as she Joined
friends on the walk.
And Then Again
A little further alone came the second
surprise. Pantalettes two of "em. They
"were glimpsed momentarily as their fair
wearers boarded a chair at South Caro
lina avenue. The new garments were
of a little deeper shade of blue than the
semi-transparent outer skirts. This pair
of fashion "pioneers seemed to have lost
their desire for attention, once they got
in the throng, for they soon left the
boardwalk as the attention came their
Styles of vests worn by the women as
one of the most prominent parts of
their costumes attracted notice imme
diately. Vivid colors, at times almost
glaring, were seen in these materials
of vests revealed by the cutaway coats.
Among the early promenadors the
waistcoats formed the principal color
attraction outside of the hats.
The almost total absence of feathers
In the trimming of bonnets, and the re
turn to manufactured mate 1a!s and
trailing flowers for the upper decking
of the chapeaux, marked the costumes.
Youngsters .Busy Boiling Eggs,
While Everything Is Ready at
White House and Zoo.
j Juvenile Washington is spending to
day in preparation for the annual "egg
rolling" on the "White House lawn, the
Zoological Park, and other pcrmissable
places. The pretty custom which has
been indulged in by the children of
Washington for many, many years, will
bring out thousands of little ones, if the
Boiling and preparing the eggs and
getting lunch baskets ready for an
early start to the White House grounds
and the Zoo are the principal matters
to be taken care of todaj. All other
arrangements have been made. Col. W.
W. Harts, Superintendent of Public
Buildings and Grounds, has Issued or
ders to have the White House gates
opened for the little ones and their
guardians at 9 o'clock.
Unless a "grown-up" is accomp-inied
by a small child he or she h.ia no
chance whatever of getting into tr-e
White House grounds, whcie the prin
cipal egg-rolling" of the day will take
Tin. Marine Band, under the oircc
lion of Lieut William H. Kamelmaiui.
Is tu gic a concert at the White Iit
btginn'ng at 3 .30 o'clock In tho after-
Ir.oon. by which time the egg-xullirg
win nac Iimsneu.
At the Zoo the children are to haw
lossesslon during the entire afternoon
Orders have been isfijil excluding all
autr mobiles from the Zoo during the af
ternoon Mcjoi Sylvester has dire,-te.i th.-it me-
cial attention be gli-ii by the poller to
the welfare and con'fort of those who
paiticlpate in th- eel. brati.in. and hut
issued orders thai lorg.ii children are
not to be prmitted to Impose on 'be
Installs Wireless Tower
BEADING. Pa.. April 12.-Pranklin S
Merkol, a progrestlic farmer and fruit
grower, near rleetwood. has had a
wireless telcgrapn station established
on his premises, and it works sntifa -torily.
The success of this new department
in agriculture will be awaited with in
terest It wi'l be possible to receive
reports from distant points as to mar
ket conditions and fruit-growers can
obtain information which will keep
them from sending fruit to points whore
there may be glutted markets.
King Gustave Better,
His Surgeons Report
STOCKHOLM, April 12. Further prog
ress toward convalescence was an
nounced In the surgeon's bulletin re
garding the condition if Klnc Gus
tave of Sweden, issued todav from tho
Sophia Hospital, where his majest
was operated on for ulceration of the
stomach Thursday. The bulletin sas
Hi majesty passed a quiet nlqht
and enjoyed a good sleep. The pain
he was suffering has dlnrila'ied con
siderably and his condition glve im
rnn to hopo there will be no retback
to hit majesty's recover-
IN JAIL QM AS
Four Slayers of Rosenthal Lose
Stoicism as Last Day on
PRISONERS ARE PREPARED
FOR THE ELECTRIC CHAIR
Hear Sparks Crackle as Cur
rent Is Sent Through Wires
SING SING, N. Y.. April 12. With
fewer than eighteen hours between
them and death in the electric chair,
the four slayers of Herman Rosenthal
spent their last day on earth preparing
to meet their fate.
Lefty Louie, Gyp the. Blood. Whltey
Lewis, and Dago Frank accepted in
silence the word of their lawyer that all
hope was gono and no further attempt
to save them could succeed.
All morning preparations for the exe
cutions went on, according to routine.
Electrician Davis tested the. electric
chair and made other arrangements.
Men Have Hair Cut
The four men were taken from thlr
cells and bathed. Their hair was cut
and they were shaved. Then new cloth
ing throughout was given to them, tho
same they will wear when they go into
the deathroom tomorrow morning.
While they were away their cells
were cleaned. To say their last faro
wells to the doomed men, their fam
ilies are expected lutcr In the day.
The warden. Dr. Goldstein. Dr. Kopf
steln, and Father Cashln will spend as
much time as possible with the men,
talking to them and cheering them.
There Will hit n nhAnnrpqnli ..... ....
I them outside their cells.
As tneday wore away the stolid de
meanor 6f the four men vas visibly
shaken' ThMrLhfi, t .M.,'it-A i .
neut oC the npprwchA of death,-ana
grew less composed.
Hear Sparks Crackle.
All that remains to be done now is to
silt the left trouser lejj of cacn aa he is
led to the death chamber, so an elec
trode may be fitted, to the leg. '!he
death chamber Is so close that tire
prisoners could hear the f-jurka crackle
as the electrician brought the .lead and
le;r electric electrodes close together and
turned on the current to teat the mn.
In addition to the death watch in the
inside, a special guard now patrols the
outside of tic death hcusu as an extra
Religion has done much to nerve the
men for the end. They attended the
celebration of the Feast of the Passover
in the corridor of .lie death house last
! nlgjt. It was conducted bv the Rev.
Mayer Kopfsteln. rubbl of the Temple
of Adath Israel.
The food was brought in from the
outside. Tables wero arranged in front
of the cells of the four men, including
i that of Dago Frank, a Catholli.
Had Spiritual Meaning.
The meal comprised soup. fish,
chicken, vegetables, stewed peaches,
and cake. The rabbi read passages con
cerning the exodus of tho Jews from
Cgypt. He. explained tiiat the story of
the bodilv freedom had a ppir'tual mean
ing. Thrco of the gunmen with difficulty
bore up under the reading. The rabbi
s-ald grace, and then talked with Hie
mm while thev waited the fateful news
from Justice Goff.
W'okJ from the encralile judge reach
ed them before midnight, dealint: their
fate.-- After hcaiiiis a maj's of new
evident o, the justice found it unworthy
of trcdence. N'vcrtlicIcsH, he compll-iiH-nt.
-1 C. G. F Wa'ilc on hi? hard fight
to rescue his clients Mr. Wahle, after
ill.- df'islon dooming the gunmen, went
to Albany, to make a final appeal to
Governor Glynn today
. There Is no Ind tatlon that the ;?ov-
crnor will interfere, although he ordered
I the o!!li. of the eecrctarj of state kept
open today, in case there should le need
' of the great seal.
Treat Organ to Foil
YORK. Pa., April 12.-Africa, the land
w itli a fondness for missionary stew,
produces insects with such voracious
music-il appetites that a York manu
facturing concern has been working for
a long time to produce a church organ
that would resist beinj,- eaten.
Experience has shown, it i. stated,
than an instrument not especially treat
ol to make It lees appetizing will bo
destroyed in a brief time by these
One was shipped to the Muhlcnburg
Lutheran mission at Monrovia, Liberia,
on the West Coaft, this week, that ia
exoccted to sicken anv inecct that
Bedridden 49 Years,
Miss Fancher Is Dying
NEW YORK. April 12. Miss Molllo
Fancher, the famous Invalid, of Brook
lj n, w ho has been bedridden for forty
nine years. Is near death. One of the
members of the family, at the home,
CO Gates avenue, said yesterday :
"She Is feeling wTetched. She Is
But the aged woman is still op
timistic. She Iiiih never once lost cour
age In the fortv-nlne years since her
spine was injured In a railroad accident.
June S. IStw.
In the esrly seventies idle was te
liuted to hate developed "second sight
in a remarkable degree.
Police Are Sure Arnold Girl
DOROTHY ARNOLD. . D -"KK L' iWr.BVmM
TRACED TO DOOR OF
Unable to Find Evidence to
Show She Left Place Ar-
nod Opens House.
PITTSBURGH. April 12. Citisens and
officials of Bellevue, the fashionable
suburb of Pittsburgh, in which is located
the "mystery house" conducted by Dr.
C. C. Meredith, ire firmly convinced to
day that Dorothy Arnold, the New
York heiress, met her death In the place.
Through the confos"j.ona of Dr. H. E.
Lutz, Meredith's assistant at the ma
ternity home, t.ie Pittsburgh police de
clare that they an. In possession of evi
dence that p-oves" virtually beyond a
doubt that the gill entered the lnst:tu-l
tlou as a patient, and was operated I
upon. Another physician has corrobo
rated his statements, tho police say
According to the police, she was
traced to the office of Dr. Meredith,
who la now held on charges of illegal
operation and larceny. No evidence
that she ever left the ploce has been
found. Citizens of Bellevue, familiar
with the activities of the maternity
home, tell strange and startling stories
of the disappearance of girls and wom
en, and charge openly that the resort
was "fed'' by physicians of I'ittsburgh
and nearby cities, who sent patients
there for operations
"Dorothy Arnold, 1 am strungly in
clined to believe, came to this city after
she disappeared from New York. I have
the statement of Dr. il. K. Lutz and
another physician, an oftlccr In tho
County Medical Soclet. who has re
peated what a woman patient who was
treated In tho Bellevue piivatc hospital
raided bv mv men told him. '
District Attorney R. H Jackson mn.de
this statement after th" body of a wom
an who wuh burled under tho name of
Daisy Davis on a curtlticate bigucd by
Dr. C. C. Miredlth. tho alleged owner
of the Bellevue Hospital, was identified
by N. L Baxter, of llopcdale. Ohla, as
his tlster. Mrs. Myrtle Allldon, who
vanished Hue Dorothy Arnold from her
homt. on March IS Wli.
The won.an'B body was found In a
grave In the United Cemeteries, live
n lies from rliis cltv. Quicklime had
been strewn about her torso and her
head fo that identification was mado
difficult, but her brother pointed to
her teeth as he told the district attor
ney and other county otiicials that ho
was positive he had found his ilstci.
Is No Mistake .
"There is no mistake about this
Identification." Mr. Baxter s-tid to the
district attorney. "That t" my sister.
1 searched for her for almoyt a ear
but It was onh b. chance that I
learned she had gono to Dr. 'lercditli
for surgical aid."
District Attorney Ja-kson w is for a
time surprised bv a statement made to
him, he said, by a lose friend of a
man who i acquaii.t d wll'i the Arnold
family that Dorothy Ind been taken to
her home in New Yorl In a taxlcib on
tho verse of ctillapit reteral wteks 'igo
und thut she Is no wtliero in a dying
condition. He was informed that Mr
Arnold had given his denial to It nnd
had Invited newspaper men to search
his house this afternoon.
"The story, onlv came to me as a
rumor, or tip, from a man who claimed
to know because of his connections as
an nttornc with a friend or the fam
ily," Mi. jHckson said. "I then sup
posed that Miss Arnold, after her trip
to thW city, as told by Dr Lutz and tho
woman patient nt Bellevue, had abided
her time to go back home.
"Not being fitmlllar with the Arnold
case. I mentioned that I had received
such a tin, but did not Intend that
it would he circulated as a fact I
(Continued on XilAtb. Pace.)
MEREDITH "HOI" 1 rT'mm
In the Bellevue "Mystery House'
m III ll i i1 ' 11IM
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Above The "House of Mystery," at BelleTW, Pa., in Which It Is Alleged
Treatment Which Caused Her Death or Broke Her Mind. Below
Showing Furnaces Which May Hare Beem Used in the Cremation of
Dozen Passengers Injured When
Green Mountain Express Is
Wrecked Near Rye, N. Y.
HARRISON. N. T., April 12. Run
ning at fifty miles an Lour, tho north
bound Green Mountain Express on the
New York, New Haven, and Hartford
railroad was wrecked this morning be
tween this town and Rye, Injuring more
than a dozen passengers.
The locomotive, mail, and baggage
car and two passenger coaches left tnc
rails, and one coach went over on its
side, burrowing In the soft dirt beside
the track. Relief was sent to the scene
iitijii vyrcciiwjmi, xjrt;. tuu Miner irunip.
Among thoso hurt were several wom
en. Physicians from this place were
hurried to the scene and attended them.
The wreck was caused by spreading
rallE. It dolayed traffic for several
This wreck follows one op the same
ro.id lost night at Clavton station.
Conn., In which Henry ' 'arroll. a tlrc
inan. was killed and lif'een Injured.
"Dope" Made Good
Poor weather man. His picdlctions
that it would rain and be "unsettled"
today have all been upset. At least
that's what everyone else says. Ho
lays everything has just turned out
aa he predicted, but he docs acknowl
edge thut Washington Is more fortu
nate tocjay in the weathci experienced
than almost any other city In this sec
tion of 'tho country.
Called on the telephone shortly artr
noon, "Forecaster Krankentleld, who said
several dajs ago that Easter suitings
probably would be covered by raincoats
and jumbrellas today, or words to that
effect, explained that his predictions
have- been .fulfilled to the minute.
"It rained. Just as we anticipated."
said the forecaster. "But fortunately
the rain came early in the day and was
ery slight. Washington had a shower
before It was out of bed. It has rained
In most very other placo to the north
and south of us, and a great deal moro
than It dtd here. We forecasters can't
tell Just what time a shower Is going
to occur. All we can do Is to tell thc
d of Its arrival. "
ralr weather for tonight and tomor
row is predicted by the forecaster. It
will be colder tomorrow, he says, and
there will probably be light frosts to-alsht.
UMPo F I R L
SPOILED BY RAIN
Gets Uup in Time for Church on
Last Day of Vacation Will
Return Here Tonight.
TVHITK SITLPHTTt SPRINGS. W.
Va.. April 12. A heavy rainfall during
the night dumpened President Wilson's
Easter, the last day of his vacation.
This morning the sky was heavily over
cast. Although he slept late, tho Presi
dent and his party wero about in time
to attend the Easter service at St.
Thomas' Episcopal Church, which ad-
J joins the Greenbrier Hotel
on account of Mrs. Wilson's
Bbmy ,0 thc Presjdent decllned
an invitation to itttcml Easter services at
Lewisburg, a nearby town, where there
Is an historic Presbyterian Church.
Early in thc day the party canceled
all orders for conveyances and riding
If the President's holiday was broken
b offici.il buslneas from Washington
he did not indicate It. He sent Out word
to callers that he was transacting no
business, and had nothing to say on any
At the regular Saturday night ball,
where countless millions were repre
sented by "the Idle rich" from all over
America. Secretary of the Treasury
McAdoo and Miss Eleanor Wilson were
the center of interest while they
tangoed with tho rest, and when an old
fashloncd waltz was played bv Me
Adoo's request thpre was a round of
The President and Ins staff will lease
at 11.10 tonight for Washington. Mrs
Wilson, the Misses Margaret ami
Eleanor WiLsou. Miss Helen Woodrow
Bones, and tho Francis U. Sayrcs will
Morosini Heiress Hides
As Her Husband Packs
NEW YORK. April li Arthur M.
Werner nnd his heiress wife, the former
GiuliJ. Morosini. were at the Castle
Mrrosinl at IMvenlulc at thc same time
fur upward of half an hour yesterday.
The did not meet, however, and rumor
said that Mrs. Werner, not trusting tho
big hulking private detective hho has
hired, locked herself In her boudjlr
while Werner packed his peraonal
The tormer policeman brought a mr.v
ing ar with him nnd had Ills belong
ings sent to the West End Storage Com
print, lit -os west i-.igntj-sixtn street,
.iiiin'n Mslt attracted a i-rowd out-
idc ilit gates of thc Morosini mantlon.
That Dorothy Arnold Received Illegal
The Cellar of the "House of Mystery,"
Bodies of Women Patients Treated in
Rev. John Compton Ball Calls
on Women to Free Country
of Foreign Fashions.
Scbrlng present day dress, the Rev.
John Cqmpton Ball, pastor of tho lietro
polltan Baptist Church. In the course
of his sermon this morning, called upon
thc T'oraen of America to draft a new
"Declaration of Independence." ono
which will free this country from the
"tcrriblcncss of foreign fashions."
To "Spug" and "Sped" Mr. Ball gave
twin sisters, "Splc" and "Span." In
these organizations he would enroll the
women of the country. The former as
sociation Is the Society for tho Pre
vention of Immodest Clothing; tho Iat-
ttr is tho Society for tho Promotion oi
Mr. Balls theme for the day was "The
Resurrection and wnat It does for us."
In Its presentation ho touched upon a
future life and asked "Shall we know
each other aft-r death?"
"Some of vou are wearing new clothes
this morning, but I know you." he re
marked? "You may or may not be
'long.'" he continued, "to tho 'S. P. E.
D but I wish yon would all join the
S. P...I. CV nnd the 'S. P. A. N.'
"We need a new Declaration of Inde
pendence We have one given us by
men of th past, delivering us from the
tyranny of foreign government. We
need one to be given us by the women
of the present delivering us from the
tcrribleness of foreign fashions.
To Send Wilson Round
Robin Urging Rate Raise
GARY. Ind.. April 12. FVesidcnts of
tho various commercial bodies of the
Calumet region will hold a Join confer,
ence nt Hammond tomorrow to convey
to President Wilson and members of
thc Interstate Commerce Commission
tho sentiment of 40.CX mill workers and
railway men favoring early settlement
of the freight rate question. A round
robin message will be sent, urging the
Heiress to Millions
Weds a Hotel Clerk
OCEAN PARK. Cal.. April li A sen
sation was caused in local society today
when announcements of the wedding of
Mrs Lillian Henderson Schneider, a
Cleveland widow, and heiress to mil
lions, to "Blllle" P. Randall, a hotel
clerk In Honolulu, were received,
Thev became acoualnted when Mrs.
Keltnot.let ilaltel llminlllllt na n tmtiwt
she is much older than her new hui-
URGES A REVOLT ON
Churches in All Sections Filled
to Capacity, and Hundreds
Are Obliged to Turn Away
in Some Cases.
Promenaders Start for Connec
ticut Avenue at Conclusion
of Religious ServicesMany
Colored Gowns Are Seen.
Brilliant in spring raiment, thousands
of Washington I&ns are today cele
From every Christian place of wor
sCUp, swelled the halleluiahs. The con
gregations that bowed heads In prayer
exceeded even that outpouring which a
week ago responded to the "Go to
Chuici Snndayv campaign.
As a setting for this celebration,
Washington had garbed itself In a ka
leidoscopic sheen of color more brilliant
tnan the most radiant past. Under clear
sides women paraded In gay colors,
while the floral displays surpassed all
At the conclusion 'of worship in the
churches thousands turned out, not to
wend their ways homewardbut to Jom.
In observance of that.ttmfr-honoreJcus-tonvthe
Easter parade. From all sec
tions of tmyelty.. men and women .made ,
their, way to Connecticut avenue, tb4"
promenade of 'fasntonv to- observe and
The Vanguard Stirts.
From the portals of old St. John's
Church the vanguard started, and made
its way toward the .heights of ML
Pleasant, only to be swallowed up and
lose its identity In tile throngs dls-
charged from the uptown churches..
Following the solemn, simple services
which had marked the Holy Week, tho
close of Lent, the ceremonious observ
ances with which the Episcopal and
Catholic churches marked the day, were -
all the more impressive.
From., every pulpit the clergy of the
city told their congregations of Easter
and Its meaning. On the altars Easter
lilies nodded while other flowers banked
in profusion lent 'their fragrance an!
To the heights of ML St. Alban hun
dreds 'went to worship at the Cathedral
of SS. Peter and Paul, where Bishop
Harding gave the Easter message. The
Church of the Covenant was unusually
crowded when tho Rev. Dr. Charles
Wood announced "Because I live. Ha
shall also." as the text from which he
would reveal the meaning of the day
One of the largest of the downtown
congregations was assembled at th
Metropolitan Memorial Methodist
Episcopal Church, where the Rev.
James Shera Montgomery preached
upon the "Promise of Easter." Its Im
port, he said, is "a more abundant life:
life with higher Ideals and a greater
Hundreds Turned Awajr.
More than 300 were turned from St.
'atrick's Catholic Church, because of
a lack of accommodations.
Tho Rev J. J. McNamara celebrated
the solemn high mass assisted by priests
from Holy Cross College. Brooklapd.
Mgr. Russell preached the sermon ou
the resurrection. Mgr. Bonzana. apos
tolic delegate, was present in the sanc
tuary and marched in tho processio:
prior to the -nass. Vesper services will
take place at 4 o'clock thU afternoon
and at 7:30 there will be .1 meeting of
the League of the Good Shepherd.
Across G street hundreds filed through
the deors of the First Congregational
Church, only to be turned back. At
the New York Avenue Presbyterian
Church the aisles were blocked bi
those who could not obtain seats.
St. John's Episcopal Church could
not hold the throng which sought to
worship there. Epiphany Church was
likewise crowded. In fact. practicall
all of the downtown churches wer
taxed to capacity.
Further uptown the congestion wan
e-ven greater, particularly in the e.
elusive residential sections. St. Mar
garet's Episcopal Church was fllleil
before the hour for services arrived
and SL Paul's Catholic Church turned
awav all late comers.
Many a maid and matron closed he
eyes last night with heavy heart. The
weather prognostications- held rortl
little hope for befitting conditions un
der which spring millinery might br
paraded. Though the early morning
hours were passed under a clrfud-la
den sky. the sun hroke through lor'
before the hour for church and shor.i
with a summer-like warmth.
Some At Seashore.
Hundreds of Washingtonians. seizing
thc opportunity for a week-end vaca
tlon. went to the sea-side resorts to
spend their Easter. In the great board
walk parade at Atlantic City were
many of tho residents of this cit
Others basked in the breezes at Old
To take the places of these absentee,
however, other sections of the country
had sent many representatives. From
North. East. South and West, every
train that rolled Into Union Station yes
terday and today, brought visitors to
the National Capital.
These strangers, bent upon sight-see
Ing, filled the streets throughout the
day. They strolled through tho publk
parks, and patronized the sight-seeing
automobiles. New York sent more
than 4.000 men and women to spend the
day in this city. From Boston and
Buffalo, thc station officials said, be
tween three and four thousand had
come, and one train from the Soutk dis
charged more than 5c p iinimjsTs.