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THE WASHINGTON TRIES: WEDNESDAY,' JANUARY 20,' 1 01 0.
PUBLISHED EVEIIY EVENINO
$y Tho Washington Times Company,
THE MUNSEY HOII.UINO. l'enna. v.
PRANK A. MUNSEY, President
R. H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary.
C. H. POPE, Treasurer.
One Tear (Including Sundnvs). f 3 CO.
btx Months, S1.T5. Three Month. Wc.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2G, 191G
A SHAKESPEARE SUCCESSION
With the announcement that E.
H. Sothern would leave the stage at
the end of the current season, join
ing in retirement Julia Marlowe,
playgoers will receive with pleasure
the news that Margaret Anglin and
William Faversham have joined
forces to take the place of the here
tofore Shakespearean leaders of the
Margaret Anglin has had a wide
and varied opportunity since she was
graduated from the Empire Dra
matic School, where she was one of
the four leading pupils engaged by
Charles Frohman at the commence
ment of 189-1, and from that time
to the present she has been climb
ing in artistic favor.
Faversham, before he became a
star, had the opportunity of playing
with E .H. Sothern, Mrs. Fiske, and
other well-known and capable play
ers. He has created any number of
roles, so striking in themselves as
to stand out distinctly in memory.
Margaret Anglin and Faversham
apnear as the legitimate successors
in Shakespeare of Sothern and Julia I
juanowc. way tneir wjik dc prom-,
able to them and worth while for
USE THE YOUNQ MEN!
I cent,: .earnings all but hve times as
In his address urging prepared-! b'P asin the year before, two and a
ness for citizenship by inviting the,ha,f times as big as in the quarter
young men to participate in the ! before and not far from three times
work of the citizens associations, as h'K as the first Quarter of 1914!
President P. T. Moran, of the Cham-1 Antl undoubtedly even this is not
her of Commerce, brought to the ' the whole story of Stcel- What is to
Mid-City citizens last night a doc-' be borne in niind in considering this
trine that would help to pievent re-lcxhlbit of vast earning power so soon
currencc of the misunderstanding i after the impoverished returns
and bickering which attend the dis-, whlch follwed the outbreak of the
cussion of all questions of civic bet-1 w'ar IS that some of thc business of
terment. itne (lua,'ter which has earned more
Preparedness bv educating thethan 551,000,000 net was done under
young men in the fundamentals of ld contracts made at lower prices
good citizenship would make un- Jan obtam now for a11 thc business
necessary an extended campaign of i .hat can bc handled by plants work
education evcrv time a question of i '"f at ful1 caPacity. Every old order
vital concern to the community is fillcd cans Boater profits on the
to be decided. It would build up a,ncw ordfr succccding it. And so it
body of citizens who would know I ay wcl1 bo that the earnings for
their responsibilities and be willing I "I0 Deccmber quarter will be a thing
and anxious to accept them. , of wom,er only until thcrc sball
Thc ouestion of what to do with cm .tho statent of the earnings
the voung man is more easily dis- j f this current Quarter to stagger
posed of in a republic than under I th,imaf nation
any other form of government. I li,ut thewonder of all the treasure
Growing boys and callow youths ?d ,m th,s country while the
have a keen idea of their nv ,,. olcl World was at war will never
portanco; thev are made into surly
men and careless citizens by the at
titude a community usually assumes,
of treating this feeling as a joke.
They are made into good citizens by
treating it scriouslv and giving
them opportunity to demonstrate
Mr. Moran is doinir
service by !
preaching this doctrine. K the !
young men of Washington can bc ,
gathered into the citizens' associa-
tions, placed on committees, and
given place in the deliberations, the
matter of building up the city can
take care of itself. It is not a diffi
cult thing to do. Every citizens' as
sociation has a host of committees.
Let the young men be taken in. Let
them do the work, prove their abil
ity, and develop ideas.
Preparedness, like charitv, begins
at home: and nrenarodness for the
defense of the neighborhood against
ignorance and lack of enterprise is
preparedness for defense of the na
tion against a foreign physical foe in
thc very best sense of the word.
NEWSPAPERS IN THE SCHOOL
A few sensitive persons may be
shocked at the 'news from Brooklyn,
N. Y., that newspapers instead of
the usual text books, aic to be used
in teaching foreign pupils the Eng
The principal of one of the schools
doing this explains that he not only
believes the forceful and colloquial
diction of the newspapers a good
thing for those learning our tongue,
but he thinks foreigners will be in
terested in reading about current
events as they study the new lan
guage. He might have added that the
aliens should read the newspapers
for the same reason that many
school officials have ruled that na
tive pupils should read them; be
cause these records of the day's
happenings in national and civic
affairs arouse that sort of interest
in community and national life the
school pupil needs to have stimu
lated. In schools of many large cities,
including Washington, newspapers
are read and a certain time each
week is devoted to the discussion of
current topics. Here there are even
courses in the high schools which
carefully examine daily newspapers
with a view of training those who
.may wish to work upon them.
In tho cae of the foieigner. the
newspaper- brine"; I hem the news
from their former homes and fur-
nishes an interesting' connecting
link between their native and adopt -
cd land. The newcomers may have a
oadicr command of English for,
their study of the daily papers; they
surely will be better, more alert, and
more intelligent citizens.
THE STORY OF STEEL IS THE
STORY OF THE NATION
Nothjng could better illustrate the
pinnacle of prosperity on which this
country is now poised than the nl-
most magic transformation which j
has come over the business of the
United States Steel Corporation in
less than a year.
It was only last March that the
quarterly report of this, the greatest
single manufacturing industry in the
country, perhaps in the whole wide
world, showed such low net earnings,
at $12,467,809, that no dividend at
all was paid on the common stock,
though it previously had been cut
from nn annual rate of 5 per cent to
an annual rate of 2 per cent, when
the December quarter had given less
Yesterday the dividends were re
stored at the annual rate of 5 per
cent on the common shares. But it
was nbt this dividend which electri
fied the nation; it was the statement
of profits for the three months end
ing with December 31 last. This
showed net earnings for that single
quarter of $51,232,788!
In the autumn of 1914 and the
spring of 1915 a pauper, with every
body wondering whether even the
future of the preferred were secure,
and at the coming of the new year
a prince, with earnings more than
eight times the amount required to
pay a quarterly dividend on the com-
mon at the annual rate of 5 per
1 I T-. ... . -
fade within thc memory of long gen
erations; for it is not only Steel,
putting profits divided into the
I pockets and profits undivided to thc
I credit of rich men holding many
shares each and poor men holding a
few. Thc story of Steel is thc storv
of the nation, with thc farm of the
Wcst Rnd of thc South' the mil1 and
Iaclory ot tnc Worth and of the East,
tnc lumDer camp, the mine, the live
st?ck. ranee, and the dairy all
mintinS money for the American
pcopIc a work whiIe 20,000,000 of
her fellow men strain and struggle
on the battlefields of Europe.
WORLD EXPORTS INCREASE
The swift rise of our imports in
recent months, has been pointed out.
There is little doubt that we are
now going an import clip of somo
$2,000,000,000 a year. Even when
tbcre was no war we never looked
forward to an import record by this
country of two billions a year.
A table of international trade sta
tistics compiled by the National City
Bank shows how the foieign busi
ness of trading nations not under
blockade was well on its way to re
adjustment virtually within one
year from the outbreak of the war.
I To judge what is ahead of us in
the way of further incieases of our
imports een 'before the war shall
end, and then to picture what can
happen to us when all the produc
tive forces of the Old World are
again at work, it is worth while to
examine these statistics.
In the seven months preceding the
war the exports of the United King
dom ranged between a minimum of
$194,200,000 in June and $232,000,000
in January. In August they fell to
$117,700,000, and in no month dur
ing the rest of that year did they
touch $140,000,000. In January of
1915 they were "nearly 3100,000,000
below January of 1914; in February
some $70,000,000 below February of
1914, and in March some $70,000,000
below the previous Match. In April,
however, the exports of the United
Kingdom had risen to $150,700,000,
running thereafter: May $163,o00,
000; June, $161,500,000; July, $168,
900,000; August, $157,700,000; Sep
Fiom an average of some $110,
000,000 a month in the first half of
1914, the exports of France sank to
$47,700,000 in August, and then ran
! $32,100,000 in September, $34,100,
000 in October, and $29,100,000 in
November. From March, 1913, to
the end of September, however, they
averaged more than $50,000,000 a
. Even Russia, dropping from somo ;
$49,000,000 in January, February
and March of 1914, to $7,300,000 iri
September, $8,300,000 in October,
$9,700,000 in November, $4,400,000
in Deccmber, had hfr exports rising
from $12,100,000 Utf May, 1915, to
$14,100,000 in Ju), fl,500,000 in
July, $23,400,000 h August and $24,
000,000 in September.
In tho latter part of 1915 Spain
was doing 25 per cent better than
i she had been doing, in the half year
preceding the war. Japan was
enormously ahead of her antebellum
record. Her monthly average for
the first half of 1914 was in the
neighborhood of $25,000,000. She
ran $27,500,000 in June, 1915, $::0,
000,000 in July, $32,500 000 in Au
gust and $34,400,000 in September
Canada's exports a year after tho
opening of the war had become vir
tually double what they had been in
the six months preceding the war.
Taking altogether the United
Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy,
Spain, Egypt, South Africa, India,
Japan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil,
Canada, and the United States, their
average exports for the six months
preceding thc war were roughly cut
in half in August, 1914, falling from
a monthly range between some
$800,000,000 and $883,000,000 to
$442,400,000. By January, 1915,
however, they had recovered to al
most $700,000,000, and in June, July,
August, an,d September of 1915
averaged more than $800,000,000,
with n top figure in September of
$926,400,000 more than $43,000,000
above the high water mark of the
six months preceding the war.
Taking all those countries togeth
er, exports in September, 1915, were
$345,000,000 more than in Septem
ber, 1914. The total export gain of
all those countries for September,
1915, with the United Stutes ex
cluded, was $201,000,000.
The lesson of those figures is un
mistakably that thc nations at 'tar,
as well as the nations at peace, hae
been able to readjust their industrial
systems and, under the law of nece
sity, have found ways and mean0 o
get out products and to sell them
abroad as a partial offset to huge
foreign purchases for war purposes.
And belligerents who, with 20,
000,000 of their male producers
transferred from the fields of in
dustry to thc fields of battle, can
gradually work toward a restora
tion of their export trane will, when
those producers are transferred
back to thc fields of industry,
swamp any market hat has thc
money to pay for what they will
It is just as certain as anything
on this earth can be that when the
war is over an avalanche of the
products of the world will come
sweeping down upon this country
where, for thc time being, will bc
thc richest markets on thc globe.
And it is no less certain that if we
don't protect ourselves .igainst that
avalanche it will knock the bottom
out of our markets.
What's a game of Kelly pool be
They ain't no such animal.
More preparedness buying mos
quito netting now.
It must make the German women
blue not to have any white sales.
Victor Murdock has a hard time
getting out of London. ' It's a lot
neater home thnn Paris, Victor.
This Villa person must be a
sponge for grief. Now it appears
he has wives in three ports.
Haven't hearcLany loud cheers in
response to that proposal to erect
a monument to the inventor of the
Every time one of those nofes
goes or comes, a lot of persons feel
just as if they had found the dentist
was not in his office when they
Wonder if there's anything spe
cial intended in that dispatch that
"Henry James, who recently took
the oath of allegiance to England,
is not improving!"
ON 8-HOUR LAW
Chief Justice of Supreme Court
Has Under Advisement Cass
of Mrs. Hotchkiss.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court has under advisement tho matter
of potmltting an appeal from the de
cision of the Court ot Appeals In the
caso brought against Mrs. Susan II
Hotchkiss, who was found guilty of
violating the eight-hour law In empto-Iiil-
women for mou than eight hours In
her dressmaking establishment at 1606!
Nineteenth street northwest. The mat
ter was presented to tho Chief Justice
esterday by Attorneys Tracy I... Jef
fords and Lemuel Fugltt.
Mrs. Hotchkiss was convicted In the
Police Court, and upon appealing to the
Court of Appeals, that tribunal con
firmed the judgment of the lower court.
In turn the Appellato Court refused the
petitioner tho privilege of taking the case
lo the t'nlted States Supreme Court.
Hecourso was then had to tho Chief
Justice, with the result that he now
has the application under consideration.
To Hold Oyster Supper.
An ostcr supper will be glen at the
Northmlnster Presbvterlan Chin oh,
Eleenth street and Rhode Island ave
nue nprlhwcst at 5 o iloek this after
noon. The service will last until S 50
(From The Times' Readers)
Communications to the Mall Half tiust
be written on one side, of the P"
only, mint not exceed iOO words In
length, and must 1m signed with name
and address of tender The publication
of letter In The Tlmea' Mall Ha does
not mean the Indorsement bj The Tlmea
of the opinions of the writer. The Mall
nac la an open forum, where the It 1
en of Washington can nrgue most
Wants U. S. Citizens To Send Him
To the Kdltor of Tlin TIMHS
An n llelclun soldier prisoner of war.
I nm toklrur tho liberty to send you a
I was collecting: postage stamps I"
HplKluin. and mv bov. too. Ilavlnjc
much lime to upend hete In the camp,
I would lllco to make a collection twain,
and I should bo reallv happy If von
would be so kind as to publish tho fact
1 .. i ' il 1,e'Klan prisoner of wui. wilt
send .t kcupsukc In excliuiiKo lot Home
nice postage stamps for collection sent
ii'Kinleicd to F. Haiidson. 12 de Munc,
tump II, Zchu, Holland
zclsl. Dec. 22.
And Now He Wants (No Doubt In
Vain) To Sail Up In An Acro
To tho Editor of THE TIMES
To hanj; on like ho dqes up there must
keep that blrdnian Dirsy ror mMelv
wutchliiK hlni from catth makes my
bean" michty db.zy. And wntn no
does that loop-thc-loop, or trlen the
hesitation" and makes tho "tHf"--u
lookp just llko he's on Ills last vaca
tion. J wonder how h" keeps 'us neio
while lar up thero he's swavinu-tor in
that place, I tell you now, I'd do somo
rapid pia.. Inc. Uut. sMIl I i llko to liao
such wings that did not hne the rall
lnK. of making som tmli'cW dlo wnen
ove.r Ninth street sailing.
We'd be mistaken foi n "spook" by
some belated shoppeis and plain! v taut
I lilted States, to liyphenitrd "coppers '
the kind that somtlm'i seek icnown
n. pittance, too, of ulotj hy tolling
JtidKo P. down at court a ulld and
wondtous slor , of how "This lolluw
scratched a match" while he the peace
wat keeping (which doubtlr-ts i the
truth xou see, when Mr. '"oppet's sleep
ing), Hlso or how "That other guy stop
ped too long on th" crowing" to wait
until a car had passed, and did not heed
his "bossing "
I would enjoy a tilp like that t
would, "upon mv oul 'unless some
' wlic gu ' started out a Hlcilot patrol.
N ashlngton, Jan s:
Suggests New Routes To Relieve
Street Car Congestion.
To ,li Kdltor of THE 1IMK
There much In the public pi ess and
'" "imra about stjeet ar congn-
'! whole trouble Is, and will
ii I i ncdlfd In extrusion of new
k thai then, are too many cat"
on F .(nil ; itreet at pteent.
What I propose Is to Like ears off
of F mid ; streets an follows
I-t the IOrolt Park curs go on Fifth
to K and out K In connect Willi 'existing
track there at .Ninth This will take
tills line off of ; street and at Four
teenth tellew the ongestlon theie
Mar land and District line cars to out
across Fifth to V and go i,i Oit IUiI
to I'nlnn Station loop end hack t
North Capitol bv Postoffitc This will
take another line off O street and ie
liee conditions ,,t Fifteenth and Vj
northwest Tenlcjtown mid every oth
er Mt Pleasant car to go up G to
Fourteenth and turn new curo to
existing tracks on Fourteenth and ;
northwest. This will rellee F street n.
little There will be no relief for Ninth
street until theie Is a subwa from
PemiHjUanla avenue to K street, and
tho sooner it Is built the better. Tiut
above all we want munlclpnl ownership,
as In Crosser bllL Then there will be
one company and one standard for cars,
beds, etc All good citizens should
work for the passage of this bill as free
transfers will then be a reality.
, JOS. K GOODKES'.
"Washington, January "ij.
"The Lexicographer" Returns To
thc Fray Armed With Much Au
thority. To tlie Kdltor of Till: TIMIJh
Sli Theie can be no question that the
man who wrote, ' Do as I.jW.oO) other
people nie doing read the Literary
Digest," was right, and that our cor
respondent. Mr. Francis De Sales Itan
was wrong when he penned the dictum
that the word "people ' unnot bc used
correctly with a numeral adjcctUc. What
.Mi Han sadl needs Is to heed tne
advice of the advertising man "Jlead
the Digest ' and broidcn his horizon.
Mr. njan cites Dr Vi7etcll's "Desk
Book of IJrrors In Kngllsh" In support
of his contention, but he has oei looked
that writers puiposo as explained in
the Intioductory lo his book. Here tho
writer sets fotth his puiposo In plain
woids. On page xl he sas: "The pur
pose of these pages Is not to dictate a
precise course to be followed, nor to
lay down rules that will prevent any
speaker or writer from exercising Jits
prt liege as an individual of speaking
or writing freely and independently tno
thoughts that ate uppermost in ills
The paiagiapn quoted fiom tho entry
"people," on p.ige 1I1 of the book, deals
clearly with 'individual persons, or a
mitnbei of such" Individual persons, and
not persons collectively. In which sense
the word ' people" Is correctly used, as
the .New Standard Dictionary cleat iv
Indicates In Its definition 3 "Person
colleetivelv In this sense a collective
noun taking a ei! In the plural " (Juno
apait fiom the point of the discussion,
Mr Francis De Sales Ityan deems that
"It Is a pity he (the Lexicographer) de
patted so tui troni his custom oi con
sulting ' Funk &. W'agnalls' New Stan
daid Dlctlonaiy as arbiter.' Uut, has
the Lexicographer done so.'
To .Mr Ran, "the surprising part of
the 'Lexicographer's' stand, however,
Is that Instead of quoting Irom the New
Standard Dictionary which, according
to his standing announcement at tne
head of the Digest column, he consults
as at biter in such matters, he quotes
from the Bible! He was hard pressed,
One can almost hear Mr. Hvan ex
claim this, out ho wrote It Instead
Possible .Mr. Kyan may not be familiar
with his Hible. or perhaps has no Hible
to consult, for It is hard to believe thut
If he had he would have ptonounced
that foolish dictum or his Ileadeis or
The Times will be pleased to leain that
nowhere in his book does Dr Vizeteliy
condemn at an error In nnglish the use
of the word "people" alter a numeral
adjective Nor has the occupant ot tne
bttsv Chair eei done so and, for thai
matter had Mr. Francis De Sales Rvan
consulted the ver aroilei which lie
cltee, "wustlntr his eneig.v in trying to
put his opinion above tho decision ot the
?sew Standard" he would nave louna
out, no doubt to his infinite satisfac
tion, that the New Standaid upholds
everv word thnt the Lexicographer has
penned. On page 1WI (column i) It
savs "The use of people us signifying
persons collectively has been
seveielv citicl(ed, but is old and ac
cepted Cnglish, and may fltlv be classed
as Idiomatic, nnd often better than pei
sons, li,. reason or Its collectivism As
Dean "lfoid suggests, It would make a
stiange tiansfoi maliou of the old hymn.
All People That on Kailh Do Dwell" to
Ping "Ml Persons That on Latth Do
In view of the foiecolng the Lexi
cographer tenders Mr Fiancis De Sales
nvan tne assurances oi ins distin
guished consideration, nnd hopes that
he ma- enjoy all the comroii and sat
isfaction out oi his absurd dituni I hat
hair-taught nedants will acccd to him
Kw fork, January 2.
Attractions Coming to
Cn the opening night of Julian IM
tlngc's engagement at the National
ne.t week tho famous Impeisonntor
will show for the first time a complete
now wnrdrobe of ultra-fashionable,
gowns Just lecelved fiom the de.
sIcnetH. Duplicates of these exclusive
models will not he seen In local shops
fot at least six months, and their
exhibition .it the National holds much
interent for women.
The Julian Kltlnge play this season
Is a lively musical comedy entitled
"Cousin Lucy," said to be tho best
vehicle tho popular War lias ever
hod. The cast Includes Dullas Wel
ford. Mrs. Stuait Hobson. Hai i let
Hurt, Mark Smith, ustln Webb,
Mabel Ai ker, and others: of equal
Importance. There Is also a largo
Llsl'j Janltf, at Keith's t.ext we-K, bids
fair to break all paid attendance jec
ords. Judging from thc advanco rush
for seats, the sale, 1 clng In progress all
this week 'Ihu famous mimic positive
ly will appear, arcoicllng to the an
nouncement of h'i vaudeville execu
tive. Ikh'nrd F. Albce. the Pimul
managor of th Keith ciicull opentl iii
and ',viio fcecund her for hei :k.'iuophI
munager, Charles Dillingham for fifteen
weeks. Miss JunlH will give ' 1m iros
Blons of My Favorite. Mar, ' and its
whimsical orlrjiirilltv is indicated by
the lnct that her stage favorite mo
presented In roles ami scenes quite the
reverse of their ordinary accomplli-li-nicnts.
The Biiiroundlng Mil will Include
Ralph Dunbar h MaivlanU Slngeis,
Tony Huntlnr and Coilnne Trancls In
"Lovo Blotsoms," Claud'- and Fanny
Usher. In "Fapan's Decision ' Kay
montl and Cavcily, In new llngulsMc ca
pers Lohsp nnil HUrlltis. gvmnasl
'orcoran and Dlnglu In "A Va idevillo
Splash. Herberts dog, the pit" orj,an
recitals, and the Pathe news pictorial
Gaslng Ms decision upon the applause
vote of the audience for the wrck.
Manager Fnitlkner has selected Hall
Calne's great play. "The Christian." as
the attraction lor next week at the Ca
sino Theater It will 'e glv-n nn elub
oiute production and Louis .ntKr will
bo seen In the coU. of John Stotm,
while Jane Ware, the versatile leading
woman, will be cost as Gloiiu Q'ijjIo.
The story of the play is farnil.ar to
theatergoer r.ml to patrons o ihe
movies, but so tense and Interesting
aic its various itmiiliuUiou& until Jpliw
gathers Gloiia In Ms arms a.s hln prom
ised wife, safe from the Miaies and pit
falls of the f-icat cltv. It has ahvrvs
Irul a great li'ild uiuii the hcait In
tercst of thc thcatlical public The
rther roles cf the pliv, will ! lille I
bv tho caruble memueis of ti" i t all
Funds A Husliman and Jlrvcil
Da.vne, the queen of the silent drama,
will hold the screen at Moore's Gar
den Theater Sunday, Monda, and
Tuesday, In their latest effort, a powei
ful drama entitled "Man and His Soul "
On Wednesday and Thursday the
principal attraction will lie "Tho Lure
of Heart's Desire, ' featuring Edmund
Hreese The auxiliaty feature during
this engagement will bc "The Smug
glers of Santa Crane," with in; m
Russell, Charlotte Burton and otnrn
On Friday and Saturdaj Henry W
Savage will present "Madame X." with
the original New York compinv, head
ed bv Dorothy Donnelly.
The added attiactlon on thc so das
will be Chailes Van Jxjan's funniest
story, "The Lxtra Man" with Art Ac
cord and others Spcciil music, bv the
Garden symphony orchestra will add to
thc effectiveness of the film plavs.
Harold Lock wood In a vivid Western
drama, "The Man In the Sombrero," in
which lie will bc supported bv Mjv
Allison and other popular Mutual stnrs,
will head the featute progiam on Sun
day, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes
day at Moore's Strand The other at
traction on these dav s will be "The
Submarine Pirate," featuring Sid Chap
lin. On Thuisday, Frldav, and Satur
day, Mary Boland, late star of "My
Lady's Diess," and leading woman for
several seasons with John Drew, makes
her screen debut in Thomas Ince's sen
sational photoplay, "The Edge or the
Abss." In the cast are Wlllard Mark,
Frank Mills, Robert McKim, nnd oth
ers. Tho added attraction on these
days will bo 'The Knotted Cord," feitui -
Inc .Minion Anueison l nere win ne
special mush al accompiiilments b the
Strand Svmplionv ouiieiid
I'unta Aiena&, the southei uniosl city
In the world, some WW miles farther
south than Cape Town at the southern
tip of the African continent, will be in
cluded In the Itinerary or the easy-chair
travelers who accompany 11. M New
man on the third ,stnge of his boutli
American Joumevs at the Belasco The
ater next Sunda evening and Monday
At the New National Theater next
Tuesday afternoon Button Holmes wilt
pay the third and final visit or the sea
son to the Capital He will have lor
his subject California nnd the Sjh
Diego Exposition Those who havo
made the two ptevlous joume3 wltn
the lectuier have assui.ince ol tlie
pleasuic In stoio when the beauties or
America's "Land of Sunshine" and the
marvels or the great i xposition are
colorfully and tealistlcnll, lepioduccu
Those who have never Ijeen to the
coast can see through the ees of his
cameras, while those who saw the ex--posltlon
will again see It faithfully
reptodueed on the screen.
Assault Charge Against
F. P. Crovo Is Dismissed
The charge of assault with a danger
ous weapon against Frank P.
Ctovo was dismissed today on
motion of the United States District At
torney for lackof ev Idem e to convict.
Ciovo was accused of sh io .ng Arthur
'.shton. coloied. on Match " l''H Mis
tilal befoie a jui y In Cilirinal font t,
'No. 1, resulted in a dlsasi cement.
One Year Ago Today in thc War
The Craonne battle, near Soissons, was thc most desperate of the
war to date, the Germans losing 1,000 nen in a single attach.
The Turks again invaded Egypt.
The Russians advanced in East Prussia.
Two well-known Washington favor
ites, Rockcllffo Followed and Miss limlly
Ann Wcllman, will bo seen at tho Bc
lasco Theater next week In a new plnv.
entitled "Tho Co-respondent"1 Tills
plav Is described as of vital human In
terest, and lias been written bv two
voung women well known In metto
polllan llteiar.v circles. Alice Leal Pol
lock and Rita Welman.
The plav depicts In a new wav the
diameter of a voung woman of the
Middle West. who. aftei being almost
Involved In an affair with u weulthy
voung New Yoik man runs awav.
teaches the metropolis, and then begins
to light her whv alone under tim handi
cap of n series of overwhelming epi
sodes, which involve tier. Innocent, In
(i fashionable divorce case
Tho characters aie tvulcal of persons
of todav. Tho title tolo will bo played
bv Kmily Ann Wcllman. and others In
the cast Includo Moigan I'oman. Mui lo
Chambers. Winifred Han Is. Suzanne
yvilla Hallelt Thompson. Joseph Gillow.
Llmcr Redmund. nnd others
The clevciest detective coined, tno-
ducetl In the last decade, "The Dum
my," will be olTeied by Ihc Poll Play
rs next yvcek. This lefieshlng stuge
entertainment tiad Its first performance
on any stage in asldngton two jcais
ago, and scored nn Immediate success.
It was then taken to New oik, wheio
It ran ror an entire season at the Hud
The play tells a novel and engaging
story of ii joui.g stieet uicliln or .New
5 oik, who, after having icud many
detective stories, decides that hu wants
to become a sleuth Uoiv the bo out
wits a band of kldnapcis and how lie
rescues a child lrom thcli clutches con
stitute the gilt of a thrilling storv.
which is punctuated with inanv amus
"The Dummy" will be produced b,
the Poll Maers with an oiabomte
scenic Investltute, nnd It promises to be
one of the most entertaining otToiings
given at the Avenue pla house this
( LOEWS COLUMBIA. )
Pauline Frcdeiuk will be seen on the
screen of Loew's Columbia Theater din
ing the first three days of next week In
an elaborate plcturization of "Phn
Spider" In this pioductlon. Miss Fi-d-erlck
Is seen in two distinct roles, one of
Valerie St. C r, tho notorious Parisian
bcautv, and the other of Joan Marche.
the daughter whom she had deserted
when a babv.
The last three days of the week Fan
nie Waid will be seen as the star in
"Tennessee's Partnei " The heroine or
the famous authoi's undliiir story Is
a little girl of Mxteen whose father "was
muideied -while she was a child and
while on the wav to California with his
fiimilv In scutch or gold, and whose
mother eloped with thc asassin
J he aniiling Detunes ('omp.inv conns
to the Ga.vet.v next week This Is Jacob
A; Jermon's latest offering. Hairy K
Moiton and Joe nmersoii aro at the
head of the new production
The 'vaudeville portion or the program
Is said to bc or superior excellence, or
fenng Juno Mills, the c clonic comedi
enne, Zella Ru-scll. Ruth Wesley, Bi
jou Comedy Four and a dramatic
sketch entltlcl ' High Ufe in Jail "
The general constt uctlon of the otter
ing la on an elaborate scale.
Thursday afternoon nt 4 30 at the New
National Theutei the French tlotlli.1
benefit will be given With Us impos
ing list of artist" and sponoicd bv
lending societv women of tho Capital
and New ork the concert will be
','v';. Vhpi ,,lcl-'',f,t social and iiiiifcic.il
events of tho season.
Headed bv the great r-ch e t, t
or artists Includes Loialne Yv man.
'l'liVVi nKr 1C,1"'0"','U of old Fiench and
I ngiisli 'oik toius, who appear In i
tume. Calve's famous husband. Galileo
asinrri. tenor, and the w. It-known
harpist. Carlos Snlzcdo The orchestra
will number thlrtv-nve pieces. Thc ob
ject of tho benefit Is to help the com
mittee raise funds for tho wounded at
the I-rench front, to supply ambulances
and other hospital equipment for the
men on the firing line.
Friday afternoon at the New National
rheater the seventh of the T. Ailhur
hnilth ten conceit series will he given
when the matchless lieder singer. JulU
Cuip, viii be heard us the soloist, her
first appearance of the season in the
apltal. Here, as elsewhere, the Dutch
mezzo-sopiano takes riit place among
tho Intel preters or lieder music Hot
lepertolre includes Kngllsh Welsh
Scotch and German songs s in tlie
p.ist Coemaad V Mos will be tier ac
coiup.inist The program is as follows
Sei mir gegiusst" Ds Fischermn
lichen,'" " Wchmut "" l.iebesbotschaft "
Auf dem wasser zu siugon," .'chubei t
' Auf Flugcln des gesanges "" "Dei"
Mond," Mendelssohn. ' Benedeit die
sel ge Mutter " "Pchon strekf ich au"
Mausrallen-spruchlehi " Hugo Won
'"Japanese Death Song," Kail Cranston
Sharp ' Passing Bv " Ld Purcell
(1GS9-1740 -The Cottage Maid." ai
tanged bv Beethoven "Gelucklg vadei
land ' "Met kwezelke" old Dutch folk
songs, and -Dutch Seienade," s de
Vvetto Guilbert. the j'lench sin "i
whr lias won distinction fen her indi
vidual presentations of native so ms,
will be liTi-d In conceits at the Ii-la.'oo
Theiter on the afternoon-, ol Fcbn iv
1 nnd I al I u0.
In the flifct seelioif of In r progi.im
she sings tne tioubmli.ur snngv jf ,. )i
centuilcs ofo, g-ubed In llvz.titine
lobes It is a FioMlen clinn o .in t
lady thnt she sinas lmr .'-eoond cioup
ccmniismg honpx of Die thiiteenth nnd
fouiteentli cental io-. Thcc ,ue ;ol
liivvt 1 by eoiips popular dining th- tix
tcentli eenli.r. 'villi the singer in pea
ant costume. Modem rongs. of uali in
conclude the pitviim with Mine Gun
let t appealing as an ullogorv cf the
"eternal feminine "
McAdoo Rewards Marine
With Medal for Bravery
Seoiot.trv of tho Treasury Mi dno to
day announced the avvaid of a silwi
medal of honor to Private Pittlcl. I
Nestor. I nileei States Marine I'oips
who saved a navv coal p is-ei fiom
drowning in Paget Sound, usliiuniou
September !, 1115,
TARIFF BOARD PLAN
JAR 10 PRESIDENT
Democrats' Decision Is One of
Most Surprising Reversals of
U. S. History.
Decision of tho President and Dcmo
ciallc leaders to piess for legislation
for a tariff commission lios excited no
end of talk about the Capitol.
Tho expectation is that a tariff com
mission bill will be passed by Congress.
As things look now, the President may
have named such a commission nnd It
will bc organized by the time the pre
election campaign is under way.
Less than two jears ago a prediction
that this administration would be found
supporting a tariff commission bill and
that such a bill would prevail In a Dem
ocratic Congress, would have been look
ed on as foolish. In other words, this
sudden decision of the Democrats to
support a tariff commission is consld
cied one of the most surprising rever
sals of policy in tho annals of the na
tion. Ask For Commission.
For years progressive Republicans
have been urging legislation for a tariff
commission. Such legislation lias been
checked by a combination of high tariff
Republicans and Democrats This was,
the case even so late as In the last
Tho change lias been due to scral
reasons. One is that dmlnlstiatl n
political chieftains, casting about for
home way tp meet the Republican tat Iff
ettacks, havo conceived tie notion if
they pro'Mdc for a tariff commistlin
there will bo little lefl of the Hrlft a.s
an lsiun in tills cat s campaign
Must Change Base.
Another icoson i'. the Democrtts
foiesce it may he nccesfary to chnngo
their base on tariff when the war li
over and dumping beelns. They icel
that if they are required to impose lu
llea on tlw sticngtli of a report f-om a
commission they will be less under ac
cusation of having abandoned free
trado and tit iff for revenue oiuy.
Still another renso:. is tl.' strong
picssuro fiom busings men aud i
glowing clasi cf people who fe i tb
lime has come to stop floating tho
tariff as the plaything f the pirtl i
In creating a tarifl commission th"
Democrats are not goliu to admit tin j
have changed front Thev will lav i
to the wat. In other woic's, thev will
hold out the idea that the ronir,ii,i i i
Is heln ciealcd to gather datr wl n
will enable this country ti nurt the
flip irallelect conditions expected to
aiise when peace comes.
IN CAPITAL TODAY
Concert. hAllmoni ILcIoIlii Hntpl. ltuitn.t.On
l e'luli S n m.
Meeting, e'ommlttce on Prevention of Tuber
culosis and McvJkal Association of District,
Georse afhlninon L'nlverslt, 8 p m.
Patronal Feast, bchool of tacred Science.
Cuthollc I ntvcrslt.
lecture. Prof, l'rrltz, "The Essential Teach
ing ot the Sermon on tlie Mo'mt," Hall of
tie Colli Bu of Illntor) Atneriijn In!cr
lt, 3.40 p in.
Meeting Italian Hranch Socialist Party, Sll
12 Mnet northweft, S 1.
Mctlnn, executive committee. Socialist part.
S IS p in.
Meeting. nord of IMucatlon. TranUIn
School. 3 :o.
Motion Picture'. T. M. c f r. p -n
Tho New Minister plnlet, Ilr"ih hcod
class Grace Itrformetl C'h'ir h V p
Ieciure rtennan Drama, Kinma Uoldman,
Arcade Hall, S p in
Masonic Harmony. No I" hnol cf Instruc
tion Columbia, .No. 1 '".oval Vrrh Mnt.ons
Eastern Star Naomi. No 3 lirooklanl, .No,
Odd Fellows Eastern. No T nn 1 Federal
Cltv, No. -u, H.irmnnv No
KnlBhts of Pthlas Mt. ernon No 5 IIr
molne. No. 13; Union, No .:. Columbia.
P)thian Sisters Friendship Temple, Xo. s
Knights of Columbus Dramatic terformanc.
Carroll Council. nnnlversar celebration.
Annual dinner. Dartmouth Association, I nl
verslty Club, S p. m.
Luncheon, ladles of St Andrews' Episcopal
Church, for benent ot tho ihurch. Old
Masonic Temple, 11 a in. to 2 p. ii
Mcetlns, Board of Trade. New lllard. S
Lecture. "Ireland." Mrs. Clara Bewick Colbj.
New Oxford Hotel, I IS p in
Meeting. Association of Collegiate Alumni.
Home Club. ( (5 p in
I( ture. "Tlie History of the District u' Co
lmnhH and Its Government " Jame? i.iiRh
KeeJev, Wilson Normal bchool, S p m.
Eann.uet. MM Clt Citizens VssoclJtlun ftt
James Hotel S p m.
c'limeU, Fifth Cava r Otch"s'rj, Fort
Mver 8 p m
C nicer! I nlt il States vi,iit-r Home land
Orchestra, hlanle Hall 6 (1 p m.
New Vatlonal It l'as to Advorlle " II".
and 8 lo p in
Ilelasco "The Greatest Nation," I 20 anl S 0
Poll s "The Law of Uio I.and." 1.15 and S IS
Keith s Vaudeville. II" nnd Mj p m.
Casino "East Lvnne." 15 p m
Gaietv Hurlesque, 2 10 anil 8.10 p m
lxww's Columbia Photoplaj s. JO SO a m. to
11 p in.
lecture. 'The Sources or the Teaching; r
the hernion on the Mount 1'rof I T
Perll7. dlnll of thc College of History.
American I nlversltv, " 40 n m
Meeting. Credit Men's Section of tho Retail
Merchants' Association, In lieu tquarfra 5
French flotilla benefit, New NatlJnal. 4 10
Mid-jear commencement of Plstrl't li'u
hchnols, Mclvlnley Manual Training Schor
. p m
Illustrated lecture on orlKin.il bowndnrv or
milestones of the Ulnrlct Fred F Wool
ward lecture hall, famlthsonlan Ins'liut
S p. n!
Testimonial dinner to Samuel fSomnen 11
Central Inhnr I nlon l'.lks" H ill Sum
Dinner, Washington Traffic Club, JtaleUh
T 15 p ni
Dinner, to National Aoi latlmi ef Peal F
tale ExcliniiKcs, bv Heal ll-t.ite IhoKori
Association New Wlllard " V m
I'.eceptlon and dance, suiileni of Menirl s
iiuslnesa College. Carroll insiuuie iih i
s P in
l.ntertHlnnient and card part henent or th
I Catholic Home Hurenii fur Dependent Clill
1 dren Carroll Hall s p m .
Mcetlne urt section, Tuentlctn t entur
Club 1761 Columbia roid northwest 3 r in
Mnsonlc New Jerusalem No 1 Gcorce C
WhlthiB. No .'.' limple-Noes No
Naval No 4 Oloval Arch, l-i 1-ajelle, No
"., KalllpollB Orotto
KiiBtern Mar VV llllain F Hunt No 10
odd Fellows -Covenant. No 1! and lem
No 2i, Excelsior, No IT, and Columbia.
KiiIbIhh of IvtlilB-Hannonv No II
Maccalx-es Ceorsetow n Itevlew, No 10.
Knights of Columbus Heneflt PurformtntM
Dramatic Club, Keani Council, Dance ot
'lnter-Councll Darning Assoc la'lon
Socialist psrt V I. I- mectlnar.
Arrange Church Dance.
The fouilh of the sci ips of dances un
der mpices of the voiipk people or V!
souls' Chun li will he iven at ITI"
t hurch stteci northwest, on Friday
WHAT'S ON PROGRAM