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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2; 191 G. "
PUBLISHED EVERY KVJ9N1NO
(Including Sunday I
fly ilie Washington Times Company,
THE MUNSBT BUILDING. Penna. iivi.
KRANK A. MUNSEY, 1'rci.ident.
R. H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary.
C, H. POPE, Treasurer.
On Tear (Including Sundays). M.SO.
Six Monthi. Ji.78. Three Months Pfle.
WEDNESDAY, FED. 2, 1916.
A SCHOOL EMBRQENCY FUND
Maybe, if enough things happen,
Congress will provide an emergency
fund for the use; of public schools.
Maybe, but there was, the Western
High School fire. The structure lay
open to the elements, with no funds
even to protect what was left of it,
much less to go ahead with the
necessary work of rcnuilding, which
had to bo done sooner or later. It
was good economy to have done it
right away. But the work had to
wait eighteen months until Congress
appropriated for it.
Today 50,000 school children are
without towels, and in some schools
they must go without drinking
water, until some scheme f or4 provid
ing individual cups is devised. The
towel proposition is hopeless. There
is no towel money left, and there is
no emergency fund.
Lesser things of the same sort
come up all the time. Much might
be saved by a timely alteration, or
by a needed improvement. But two
years is the average waiting time
for money for such a project. Even
the repair fund is never adequate
and, ridiculous as it may seem, rooms
must go without blinds, shattered
windows must wait for replacement,
and odds and ends like that must go
over, all until Congress gets ready
to pass upon this mighty financial
QOOD WORK FOR CHILDREN
Washington has been singularly
successful in the progress made by
its Juvenile Court. Perhaps that
was partly because it has not de
pended upon the personality of any
one individual, but has received co
operation from all community
agencies dealing with children. It
has had only two judges, William H.
De Lacy and J. Wilber Latimer, and
both these men have been able to;
develop the work of the court with
out any skyrocket methods, but
simply by sane and common sense
appeals stating the needs of their
Yesterday the District Committee
of the House reported favorably on
a measure which, when adopted,
will place the Juvenile Court here
among the most advanced courts of
its kind in this country. Even this
bill is no one-man measure; it was
framed by a committee which in
cludes, as well as Judge Latimer,
other recognized authorities in child
welfare, such as Bernard Flexner, of
Chicago; Miss Julia Lathrop, of the
Children's Bureau; the Rev. William
J. Kerby, of Catholic University, and
William H. Baldwin.
A principal feature of the law is
that which puts an end to the piling
up of "criminal" records against
children brought into court for petty
misdemeanors. It docs not fasten a
lifelong court record and forever
invalidate his serving on a jury and
performing other duties of a citizen
because he has stolen a newspaper
or taken part in some harmless
prank, which grown-ups who were
not within the jurisdiction of a
juvenile court like to tell with glee
when they recall their own juvenile
There are still persons who think
justice is being thwarted if, when a
boy has committed an offense, they
do not see him haled into a court,
tried by a judge before a crowded
court room, and then made to serve
a term in a reform school or made to
pay a fine, which his father, of
course, pays. But one function of a
juvenile court is to save children
from the treatment they would get
at the hands of such persons.
The names of those who framed
the proposed law are enough to rec
ommend it to Congress. A study of
its provisions will carry conviction
of its wisdom and sanity.
CONSIDERS LEAQUE WORK
Bargain hunters not the thrifty
housewives who try to save reason
ably, but the type that just hunt
bargains for no further reason than
that they are bargains should visit
the exhibit the Consumers' League
has just established in Washington.
They should give particular atten
tion to the articles that are exhibited
on the tables and in the.show cases
that were made in Washington by
people who work in unhealthy sur
roundings and for long hours. They
should give attention also to the bot
tle of poison that is one of the im
Strychnine, laudanum, cyanide of
potassium are rather crude things
nowadays. Long hours bent over a
work table, bad light, stuffy work
rooms, insanitary plumbing, etc., are
far superior as they leave no trace
and kill quite as surely. That is
what the Consumers' League means
by the bottle of poison it has incor
porated among Us exhibits.
It is a pity the visitors cannot all
go to the various annexes to this1
exhibit nil over the ctty and sec the
results of work under the conditions
the league is fig'hting. Almost nny
tuberculosis hospital or home for in
curables is nn nnnex to n Consumers'
League exhibit. Those exhibits ought
to be installed permanently along
side of such institutions. The wasted
things that were once men and
women; the bent and bowed crea
tures that o,ncc were upright citizens
many of these not all but many
of them have been given doses of
the poison of which the average bar
gain counter is the harmless by
product. The proprietors of the best shops
in this city and others recognize
the value of the Consumers' League
label on their goods and recognize
likewise thnt it can appear on real
bargains the kind the thrifty
housewife buys because the quality
of the goods and the workmanship
is real. The honest merchants of
Washington have foresworn the
sweatshop product. They realize it
does not help them. Its quality never
did nny good to a real business in
stitution. The honest merchants
which means most of the merchants
of Washington arc heartily in
lavor or the projects the Consumers'
Among those who declare that the
only objection to the nomination of
Louis D. Brandeis is based on the
fact that he is a radical arc two
types. There is the type honestly be
lieving this. There is the typenow
ing it isn't so, but dishonestly trying
to make people believe it is so.
No man's politics, as such, could
determine the judgment of the
American people on this nomination
any more than the nationality of his
grandfather, or his religion, or the
color of his hair. In the matter of
going on the Supreme Bench the
one thing of superlative importance
about any man, whatever his politics,
is whether he is fit to sit there as an
open-minded, fair, impartial judge.
The Administration claque kicks
up a great cloud of dust, trying to
hide the real issue by saying that if
Brandeis weren't a friend of labor as
against the corporations, weren't a
champion of the people as against
the "interests," those now opposing
his confirmation by the Senate would
be urging it. But Brandeis just the
same would not be fit to sit on the
As a matter of fact, sometimes
Brandeis has been with the corpora
tions and sometimes he has been
against them. Sometimes, for ex
ample, Brandeis has been with the
shippers in opposing higher railroad
rates and sometimes he b.ns been
with the railroads in saying that
they ought to get higher rates.
Brandeis, for another example, was
a director of the United Shoe Ma
chinery Company. Afterward he left
that company and went over to a
rival company which was fighting it,
and it is charged against him that
he then undertook to prove that the
leasing contracts which he had
helped to contrive for his old com
pany didn't have to be lived up to
because they were unlawful.
All the facts in the United j?hoc
Machinery case will be brought out
in the United States Senate. So we
can withhold our judgment as to
whether Brandeis was right when he
helped to contrive the "tying clause"
in the leasing contract or was right
when afterward he tried to break the
contracts on the ground of their
But we don't have to withhold an
opinion as to the qualifications of
Mr. Brandeis to be a judge when he
could be, in one case or the other,
so absolutely mistaken. He couldn't
be right in both. If he was right in
the first case he was wrong in the
second. If he was right in the sec
ond he was wrong in the first. But
whichever he was at either time, the
point which bears upon his judicial
incapacity is that right or wrong
in the first case, he was just as red
hot for his side of it then as he was
the next time. .
A man qualified to be a judge does
not sec things that way. He doesn't
see a thing all white when his per
sonal interests are engaged with it,
but all black when his personal in
terests are engaged against it. To
the eyes of a man fit to be a judge
white is always white and black is
THE WORD FROM THE WEST
President "Wilr.on went out West
believing, as many other people did,
that the West '.vas lacking in under
standing of the national crisis, and
sympathy for the efforts to prepare
it to defend itself. As he has trav
eled farther West, the attitude of
the people has more and more indi
cated that the West has been done
injustice. It does understand, and
it does respond to the appeal in be
half of national safety and national
Pittsburgh seems to have been
least responsive of all the communi
ties in which the Chief Executive
has voiced his appeal. Des Moines,
farthest West, the heart of a region
that has been pictured as peculiar!
unconcerned and unaroused, gave
the President the largest, the most
sympathetic, the most responsive
audience that he has faced. Ho
told it just what he wanted: the as-
surancc that the people of his coun- j
try would bo ready to ftand by nun
in whatever measures might be re
quired to cope with the national
emergency, and the' reception that
appeal met must have convinced
him that the American people are,
and are going to continue, a unit
whenever emergency may arise,
whatever the emergency may be.
It did not need the revelations of
such a tour to convince most people
thnt, once the danger wns made so
vivid that there could be no uncer
tainty, this would be the response
of the country. The President has
made it very plain that the danger
is great. From the other side of the
water come muttcrings which sug
gest resentment nt his plain speak
ing. It is perhaps characteristic
that Germany, which has spent a
generation in the most effective of
preparation for whatever might
confront it, should resent the ef
fort of another country to take ac
count of stock and attempt to put
itself in readiness for the hour of
peril. It is too late for Berlin to
assume the role of injured inno
cence; to pretend that it fears the
President's utterances are going t
precipitate an unmanageable situa
tion. The blame for that result will
be upon the German foreign office I
and the German admiralty; not upon
the American Administration which
has been quite as long-suffering and
patient as self-respect could allow.
THE APPAA1 AND AFTER
WARD It is impossible in the present state
of knowledge about the capture of
the Appam, to discuss very intelli
gently the consequences. The ves
sel was brought into Hampton roads
with a four-inch gun mounted; but
it is not certnin whether the f I n
was mounted when the vessel was
captured. If it was not mounted,
the Appam was a mere merchant
man; if it was mounted, she may be
held to have been an auxiliary
If she was a merchantman, she
must be subjected to prize court
procedure in Germany. If she was
an nuxiliary cruiser, she is Ger
man government property, the cap
ture being sufficient to give the title.
But back of all these questions is
one of more importance than the
ownership of any particular ship on
any sea. There was a perfectly
good reason, under old conditions of
warfare, why a merchant ship car
rying guns and prepared to fight,
should be regarded as a warship. She
could fight, and her armament was
presumptive evidence of her intent
to do it if need arise.
The present war developed an en
tirely new situation in this regard.
Submarines, lifting their periscopes
out of the sea, have fired their deadly
missiles without warning or inquiry
or opportunity for ships' companies
to escape alive. The merchant char
acter of a ship has been absolutely
no protection to ship or people
against the murderous submarine.
Therefore, if to be utterly unarmed
and incapable of offense has carried
no guarantee whatever of the safety
of lives on board, what reason is
there for leaving a merchantman un
armed and absolutely at the mercy
of the submarine. A single well
directed shot, timely and luckily
placed, would be enough to wreck
the submarine. Why should not the
merchantman take the chance of it,
considering that whether or not it
tries to defend itself it is certain to
get no consideration?
If the submarines had not perpe
trated such horrors as the Lusitania,
the Ancona, the Persia, and the rest
of the pitifully long category of as
saults on humanity; if they had
made it a business to insure safety
of neutral and non-combatant life,
the old rule about any armed ves
sel being a warship could justifi
ably have stood. But when to be
utterly unarmed was made not
only by Germany, but also by Aus
tria and by Turkey the mere cer
tainty of falling sure and easy vic
tim to barbarism, there was no
longer reason for omitting any pre
caution that might in the slightest
measure increase the hope of escape.
It becomes, then, a serious question
whether a merchantman, even if
armed for defense, must be treated
as a naval vessel.
Into the determination of this
delicate and difficult question, a de
termination that must make a prec
edent for the future, the United
States is dragged by the undesired
presence of the Appam at Hampton
Roads. Perhaps, she was sent there
for the very purpose of embarrass
ing this country. That is imma
terial. The fact is that she is there,
and that the United States must de
cide its position toward this set of
questions. As matters now stand, to
compel every merchantman to go
absolutely unarmed would bo to en
force a rule leading lambs to Hie
Watch that groundhog!
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Now it IS disclosed that about 220 nt -I, February t; and 7, bilngs the easy-
of those middies weren't
Been to the food show yet?
Next week nt the Now Natlonnl
Theater, Wellington will bo Riven
an opportunity to pans Judgment on
a now musical production, when "The
Masked Model" makes its inctrApol
"The Masked Model" is an up-toi
oato comic opern, with book and
lyrics by Hurry U. and Robert Smith,
and music by Carl A ore.
A blilllnnt inmnnnv will nresent
the now m eduction here. Manager
Jlnynnrd Walte having- selected each
member with the Idea of making the
cast an harmonious ensemble. Tho
nvtlBtM Include Ft link Toene. John H.
Young. Thomas C'onkey. Donald Mae
Donald, Arthur Htnnford. Kiigcno Re
vere, Kathcrlno T.allnway. Texas Gul
nan, Mary Ilobson. Kthel Du lrro
Ifonstrn, Kva Condon, und Lillian
A week's production which started
at AtlnnUc Cltv lost Monday,, even
In?; will Insure a smooth and finished
perfui m-inco In tho t"!nj'ltal.
"A World of IMoasur" the Winter
Oarden nt traction which has had n,
notable New York success, will be
con ut the Helasco Theater nct
week. In addition to the customary
nlf:ht poiformanoes, there will lm
r.intlnecK Wednesday, Filday. and Sat
George MldiirMon's thrilling dramati
zation of Meredith Nicholson's best
seller. "The House of a Thousand Cnn
d'en." win be the offering of the Poll
Havers nex? week. It Is an absorbingly
Interesting storf about a hotiso of mys
tery. In a certain Indiana town.
The story Is told with a wealth of dra
mntlc situations, and In highly nlc
turesnuo dialogue. It had Its llrst per
formance In this cltv with 10. M. Hol
land In the leading role.
In the Toll production A. H. Van
Ruren will he seen In the role of John
Qlcnnrni. while Miss Florence Rlttcn
housc will be the girl In the case.
Mrs. Langtrv. the famous Jtjcv I.lly
of the latter tlmcsNif tho Victorian rclKn
In Ihig'and. and who Is now I.ndv de
Us the. Is making her final farewell tour
of America In Keith vaudeville, and will
do the conspicuous attraction at the It.
F. Keith Theater next week. Kite will
appear at every performance from Mon
day matinee till the following Sunday
Other attractions will be Julian Hose
In "What Happened at the Wedding."
Ttuhv Norton and Samnn I.ee, Frank
Thompson, son of Den Thompt-on, of
fering the celebrated "Old Homestead"
double quartet; the Four Meyakos,
Daniels and Conrad. Lucy Ollletl. tho
Mosconi brothers, tho pipo organ re
cltn's. and the I'atho news pictorial.
Joe Hurtigs ".Social Maids" is the
attraction at the Uayety next week.
The show is entirely new this season
from beginning to end. with new scen
ery, gorgeous costumes, and ingenious
and oilRlnal electrical effects. Starring
In the principal roles are George Htone
and Ettn lMllnrd. In support of these
Htnrs are Hilly Maker. Rlllv Foster,
Jack llllurd, Marty Benmon. Jesslo
I Halt, and the Jewell sisters. A genu
ine beaut chorus of thirty Hroadway
dancing and show ,glrls ably aids the
principals In making the most of the
many dazzling stage pictures and bril
Mar.acer Falkner. of the Casino Thea-
ter has chosen for next week's revival
by the Hall Players Paul M. Potter's
dramatization of Outda'B thrlllinR story.
"I'nricr Two Flacs." of the heroic little
vlvandlcre. CiRarette. who cave her life
for her Kncllsh lover. Hertie Cecil, who
was servInK In the French army In
Aiders. It Is one of the blc favorites
of other davs. and was selected as the
choice of the audiences of the week. It
will be Riven an attractive presentation.
Willi Jane Ware in the role of ClRnrette
and I.ouls Ancker In that of Bertie
Cecil, the Knelish nobleman.
The second subscription concert of the
Philharmonic Orchestra will be Riven
tomorrow at 4:30. at the National Thea
ter. Harold Bauer, recognized today as
one of the world's greatest pianists,
will be the assisting artist, playing
Schumann's Concerto In A minor, op.
54. This Is Mr. Hauer's seventh visit to
the L'nlted States, where he already
holds a distinguished place In the mu
sical world. An unusually attractive
proKram has been ananged by Mr.
titransky. Including Dvorak's Symphony
No. 4, in G major, the Tschaikowsky
overture, "Romeo and Juliet," and
Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2.
Ruth St. Denis, the famous danse
artiste, who has not appeared In Wash
ington pi'bllcly for severul seasons,
and whote date for a series of matluees
was announced previously, but post
poned on account of her great success
In New York, la to appear for one pei
formance only at Poll's Theater next
Monday afternouii at 2:30. This time
Miss St. Denis will bring her entire
company of clever solo dancers. Includ
ing Ted Shawn, her dancing partnes,
and an ensemble of beautiful California
girls selected from her L.os Angeles
school of dancing.
The program will be arranged from
her extensive repertoire of oriental,
(lassie, and modern dance plays and
The fcurth conceit -I the Philadel
phia Orcheptra i-eilen with i.eupoM
StokcwsUi conductor, will Le Riven at
the Netlonal nrxt Tuesday. The soloist
offered for this occ.islon Is Floionuu
Hlnklc. soprano. Miss lllnklc hius ap
peared with all the itreat Symphony
Orchcstias and the great 'nusic festi
vals throughout the i ountry. , The Ma
zait and llnzet arias will be Included in
On Frldav afternoon. February 11, at
the New National Theater, T. Arthur
Smith will present as the attraction
for the ninth of his "Ten Star Concert
Series," America's foremost contralto,
American born and bred, Mme. Homer
has won a place In the front ranks of
tho great singers of today. For several
seasons past she has been one of the
stais of the Metropolitan Grand Opera
Company, and Is a concert artist par
Yvette Gullbet t will give another or
her song programs at the Belasco The
ater on Friday afternoon, February 4,
and this time the program will be under
tho geneial heading of "Ten Types of
Women." These ten types go hack
through the centuries to tho Mlddlo
Ages, nnd the women of that day Mme.
Gullbert depicts in two Impersonations:
The Inconsolable woman, lamenting the
death o' her knight, and the coquette,
a portrait of the I'arlslenne of that day.
"Peru," the fourth subject in tho
South American series of Newman
traveltalks. at the Belasco Theater
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will "nfo ill a wondrous panorama of
mointatn secner , .iwe-inspli Ins in Its
magnitude. Against this background
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CAPT. DONALD M. McRAE.
Madame Yvcttc Guilbcrt Gives
First of Two Matinee Con
certs at the Bclasco.
Madame Yvette Oul'bert charmed a
small but appreciative audience at the
Itelasco Theater yesterday afternoon. It
was surnrlsliiR that the student world
wns not larselv represented, for both
from an educational nnd a novelty point
of view the unique art of this Inimitable
Frenchwoman becomes an epcrien"e
that llts Into the backcround of one's
historical imagery of France of many
In this the first of her two special
matinees. Mine. Gullbet pictured and
told in the costumes anil music rf each
period Jecends of follcsones of the fif
teen, sixteenth, seventeenth, and elcht
eenth centuries. She pictured flRiires
that mlRht have stepped from the Altbey
palntiiiRs of the Arthurian loseml of
"The guest for the Holy Orall:" and
thu attired Rave two most Interstlnsr
dramatic presentations of Christmas
mystery carols of tho fifteenth and six
I'he tlrt was the tnlllnc of the com-
"'' of , Joseph ano Marv to the
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marked hv the
chimin;: 'I the
hours, which interrupted the drama, and
llnallv the mothers lov m the word
"Noel." the birth of the Christ In the
"Death of Christ." the spirit of the
church of Home was felt with the
noblv chanted "I-ast Words." the en
acted lance wound, the words to the
Mother, and thu eloslnir "Amen "
Successively then were civrn snngs
of the Middle cc which mirrored
the French llteiature of the time,
glimpses of the Use and manners of
the time of the Marie Antoiiv tte and
Mme. de Pompadour, and popular le
frains frcm the ;ltne of Mollere. In
these Mme. Oullbert showed her artis
try In nantomime. Her sewing scene
In "1m Lion .ene.' with Its wirnlng to
voung married cirls of the Irksome
bonds of matrimony, was most delight
ful, as were her two other tniks of dis
astrous marriage with her humorous
mimicry of the shrew.
In Fugllsh that was quite delicious.
Mme. Gullbert told a French and
piquant story of "Collnettc." and quite
like a carefree "Madame Sans-Gene"
Rave two English folksongs It ' 111 be
a rare opportunity to see and henr this
unique artiste h "Ten Types of Women
In Ten Songs."
Miss Emily Gresscr. a young vlo!lnlst.
who possesses considerable technique
but Is ;tlll amateurish, assisted 1 y Mme.
Oullbert, and Ward-Stephen presided at
the piano. J. Macl).
will he seen the gn!v-fostuirod In
dians of many tribes and picturesque
Spanish structures of ancient origin.
Julia Dean will be seen on the screen
at Moore's Garden Theater Sunday.
Monday and Tuesday, where she heads
tho double feature program In "The
Ransom," an adaptation of ono of
Richard Harding Davis' stories. On
Wednesday and Thursday New York's
"Tho Devil's Prayer Book," featuring
Arthur Hoops and Alma Hanlon will
be tho headlined attraction. On Friday
and Saturday, the bewitching queen
of the screen. Murgarlta Fischer, will
he seen in "The Dragon."
So urgent have the demands been
for a leturn engagement of "The Battle
Cry of Peace," that Tom Moore has
secured the picture for next week, for
the Stiand. "The Battle Cry of Peace"
tells a vivid story of Interest to every
red blooded patriotic American, nxl hns
been adapted by Conimodore J. Muart
Blackton fiom Pi of. Hudson Maxim's
book. "Defenseless America." Tho
theater will be appropriately decgr.itcd
during this third week of "The Battle
Cry of Peace," the attaches will he
suitably uttlied and special music by
the augmented Strand Symphonj Oi
chestia will bo a special featuie.
Anna Held will make her debut as a
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Columbia Theater on bundav afternoon!
and miring tno ursi tour tiavs or mo
week In her former great stage success,
The last thiec davs of the week John
Uarrvmoro will be seen on the screen In
his latept nictuiizatlon that of "Nearly
a Klnc." which was espeolnllv written
for him bv William II Cllffoul. It is
the tale of n voung American who has
the meat foitune oi misfortune, to ie
seml.h tho I'rlnc of Rulwann. an nd-
cull. mis snliit who l- nht In the
thirrs of heing palmed off on a Piincctd
he has never seen.
Donald M. McRae, Now Captain
McRae, Member of Canada's
ANXIOUS TO GO TO FRONT
Sen of Lieut. Col. J. H. McRae
Has Risen Rapidly in Mili
The romance of wnr has called Donald
M. McRae. a twenty-three-year-old
Washlngtonlnn now Captain McRae, of
the Ninety-seventh Overseas Battalion,
Canada's "American Legion" Into its
ranks, and by June of this year ho ex
pects to be In the thick of the fight
ing "somewhere In France." or on one
or the other battle fronts of Kuropo.
He left Boston Tech. where he would
have graduated this coming June, on
the first of January, nnd went to To
ronto with the determination of Join
ing tho Canadian contingent nnd going
to the front, or If that failed, of making
his wny over to England and Joining
the forces there.
Entered Service As Sergeant.
He was accepted nt once as a sergeant
and placed in charge of tho records
office, with the understanding that he
would have to undergo several months'
training before he could receive a com
Two days later, however, ho was com
missioned as a. lieutenant and made
record officer, and a couple of weeks
later word that he had been promo'ed
to r captaincy and ndujtancy reached
his parents in this city. His father Is
Lieut. Col. J. H. McRae, who Is now
on duty In the Adjutant General's Of
fice at the War Department.
His rapid promotion was chiefly lue
to the military training he received
during three years and a half at West
Point, besides a year In Company H.
then the only company of cadets n't the
Western High School, In this city, and
another year at the Virginia Military
Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. McRae
occupy an apartment at the Toronto,
Twentieth and P streets northwest,
with their family. Young McRae Is re
membered by many friends here as
tall and of uthletlc build, with a lean
ing toward the military that first evi
denced Itself when he Joined Company
H. Military training In this high schools
was not then compulsory.
Composed of Americans.
Letters which his parents have re
ceived describe the quarters which his
detachment is occupying, In the exposi
tion buildings at Toronto, where he
says the accommodations are very
comfortable. The American legion Is
classified as n battalion In Canada, but
contains about 1,200 men. which would
comprise a regiment In the ' iTni'ed
T) o legion Is comprised ilmost entire
ly, it is stated, of Amei leans from this
sido of the international boundary. :j.id
mopt of its officers are est mini
fraduates who have teen active si.r"ice
n the l'nlted States nrmv Sev ral of
Its members hnvo already been dec
orated for meritorious service In tho
European war and sent home wounded.
In lew of their special training, they
expect to be sent to England .vlthln
a few months, and to hae the time
which most of tho cTpedttinnarv forco
Is held In training In Enslind consider
ably shortened The lcglcn is com
manded by Lieut C( . W T.. Jolly, a
veteran of sevetal campaigns with the
IN WORLD TARIFFS
Congressman Predicts War Will
Bring International Revision,
Making Federal Board.
An Inlematlonol Tovlslon of tariff
laws after the end of Oie European wnr
is forecast in n statement today by
Congressman Heni T. Rp.lnej , of
Illinois author of the AcMn'ntnratlon
tailff commission bill, which was intro
duced In the House late yesterday.
In explaining the need of a tiriff
commission. Mr. Ramey fays world
conditions are changed nnd even Ger
many and France may have to ehango
their stable tariff systems after iho
war. A ccmmiS"lon is needed, he says,
to enable the Fmtcd States to make
such revision of the tariff necessary tor
the nation to keep pace in the markets
of tho world.
The Administration bill probably will
be rushed tnrough the houso within the
next ".vo weeks. It will be steered In
the lower body by Mr. Ratney, ranking
Democrat of the ays and Means Com
mittee, because Chnirman Kltchln ts
lir-ewarm In his attitude toward tho
tu' The Democrats always have op
posed tariff boards and commissions,
and Mr Kltchln still Is wary of them.
Congirssmnn Rilney's statement,
howeer, says a commission now is
necessary, but was not heretofore.
Will Irwin and His Bride
Will Address Suffragists
Will Irwin and his bride, who were
married yesterday in New York nnd
who aic I" Washington on their hnne
monn, are to speak tonight at a meet
ing of the Congressional I'nion for
Woman Suffrage, in the Cameron
House. Mrs. Irwin, who was Inez
llanes Glllmore, magazine writer, will
ho asked to talk on tho feminist move
ment in America, while Mr. Irwin will
recount some of his experiences as a
ccrrespondent In Europe. Mr. and
Mrs InNin pian to sail for Europo
within a few days.
Mrs. Gibson "ardnor is to presido at
tonight's meeting, and a large number
of prominent sullragists are expected to
The Republican League Is to meet to
night at Second Raptist Chut eh. Third
street between H and I. at l SO p m.
J I mle Wilson president r-iucst.s
that n'l member be piescnt at this
RMNEY SEES CHUNG
THIS HIS BILL WILL
Bailey of Pennsylvania Intro
duces New Measure to Tax
"This bill is likely to make Wall
Street howl and the Morgans and
Rockefellers snash their teeth," said
Congressman Warren Worth" Bailey, a
Pennsylvania Democrat, Bryan fol
lower and antl-prcparcdncss advocate,
as he cheerfully introduced a bill to
tax vigorously tho man with tho big
Congressman Bailey asserted thnt
the "hullabaloo" over national defense
Is a rich man's "scare" and tho wealthy
classes ought to be put to the money
teat. Ho prophesied tho patriotism of
the rich would simmer down if their
pocket books were hit. ,
The Bailey bill would amend the In
come tax law so that all Income be
tween $10,000 and- $20,000 would pay x
C per cent tax with a graduated In
crease that would result In a tax of
CO per cent on Incomes of $500,000 and
Mr, Ballov said the "preparedness
hullabaloo" "started with those finan
cially interested In forcing Congress to
squander money on tho national de
fentes." and continued: "It has been
kept going by politicians who hope to
profit financially out of the terrors
which so-called defense IcaRues aro
spreading with amazlrv: Industry.
Whether the Morgans. Rockcfellorg.
Garys. Schwabs, and the Stoteshury
can maintain their patriotism at fever
heat In the face of a surtax on big In
comes running up to GO per cent remains
to be seen.
"If the forces of big business arc to
plunge this country into a saturnalia,
of evtravBRanri fr wnr nurnoses In
time of peace they should put up tho
mone. That is why I have Introduced
a bill which Is llkelv to make Wall
Street howl and the Morgans and the
Rockefellers gnash their teeth. I pro
pose to offer thoho who nie clamoring
loudest for defense an opportunity to
put their patriotism to a money test."
Ashlar Club Arranges
For Annual Banquet
Tho annual banquet of the Ashlar
Club, composed of Masons who work
at tho State. Wnr and Navv Depart
ments nnd at the White House, will
take place at tho Ebbltt on Mareh 3.
Tho sneakers Invited Include Vice Presi
dent Marshall. Speaker Clark. Congi ess
man Slsson of Mississippi.
IN CAPITAL TODAY
Exhibit, food stufTs bearing ConsumoiV
league Isabel, 1.16 Eighteenth street nortn
uest, all day and evening.
Hanquct, Brown diversity Alumni Associa
tion, luk'lcli, S p. m.
Meeting, District of Columbia Society. Eons
of thu American Revolution, lU'jaclier'.s, t
Lecture, "The French Drama," Emma Gold
man, Arcade. H p. in.
Address, Dr Camden M. Cob?rn, bcfori
abhlngton Society of Engineers. Cosmoi
Club, s p. ni.
Annual lunquct, Washington , District Wo
man's Foreign Mlsglonar) sjociftj. Metro
politan Al V.. Church, 6.30 p. at.
Annual banquet, Commandcry of the Dis
trict, Military Order of tho l.ojal lesion,
ItauHChcr'H, S p. m.
MieUntr. Citizens' Association of Chey Clius
School. 8 p. in.
Meeting. Board of Education, rranklln School,
3:30 p. in.
Meeting, adxlnory board of the Alumni Asso
ciation of Central High School, In iohool, 1
Address. Prof. N. W. Daughertv. hefore En
gineering Society of Ooorg Washlrt,"on
L'nlverMty. Sigma Xu Fraternity llousx. I
Meeting. North Dakota Association n,' th
DlntrlU. room HI fcenate Uftku iJulldl'ig. t
Meeting. Men's Club of Grace Episcopal
Church, parish hall. S p. m.
Annual dinner. National Retail Liquor Deal
ers" Association, National Hotel. S p in.
Vespers, Su Anthony's Church, Brookland,
7.30 p." m.
Reception, by Ursullne Plster, at Hol
Family Day Nursery. 1 s-'econd street
northwest, 10 and 12 and J to 5 p. in.
Meeting, senior branch of the Laughters of
the King of St. John's Church, In Uiurch,
7.30 p. m.
Meeting. Michigan Society of the Dlstrkt.
Rauscher's, 8 p. m.
Masonic Washington Centennial. No. 14.
Osiris, No. 16; King Solomon. No. 31.
Areme, No. 10. Eastern Star.
Knights of Pythias Mt. Vernon, No, S,
Equal, No. 17; Friendship Temple. No. ,
Odd Fellows Eastern. No 7: Tederal Clt
No , Harmony, No. 9: Friendship. No.
12: Mt. Nebo, No. 6. Encampment.
National Union General Deputies' Associa
tion. Socialist party Sunday school conference
Florida home builders.
Address. Will Irwin, Congressional Vnlon tor
Woman Suffrage. In Cameron House, S v
Lecture. "A Studv of Emersen's 'Pe'f-Ite
llance. " Mrs. Clara Bewick Colby, Hotel
Qxford, 4-t3 p. m.
Meeting, Winnie Dals Chapter Daughter
of the Confederacy, rtochamlicait, 1.30 p. in
Meeting, Ilrookland I'nrent-Teacher Associa
tion. In Brookland School. S p. m.
Caledonian Club Ladles' Auxllllary, suchrs
und social. Eagles Hall. S p. m.
Belasco "The Co-respondent. 2.Z0 and 8'W p
National "Cousin Lucy," S 15 and S 15 p. ii
Keith's Vaudeville, 2:15 and S:15 p. in.
Toll's "The Dummy," 2:15 nnd S:15 p. m.
Gayety Burlesque. 2:10 and S:10 p. m.
Loew's Columbia Photoplays. 10:30 a. m. to
11 p. m.
Casino "The Christian." 2.15 and S 15 p. in.
IKE WALL ST
WHAT'S ON PROGRAM
Meeting, District branch of the Legion of
lojal Women, Auditorium, Woodward &
Lnhrop'e. 2 p. m.
Meeting, Tocoliontas Memorial Association,
Hotel Bellovue, 4:30 p. m.
Dance and supper, Loyola Club, of St. Ig
natius' Catholic Church, Oxen Hill, Md
parish hall, 7 p. m.
Meeting, Study Club of the Washington Cen-
ter of the Drama League, I'ubllc Library, S
Masquerade ball. Holy Name Society of the
Holy Hotary Chun.li, old Masonic Ttmple
S p. m
Ix-cture. Leon H. Vincent Friends' School.
1S11 I street northwest. It a. m
Meeting. Instructive Visiting Nurse s-oclet',
Rauscher's, S p. m.
Meeting. Cathedral Height Citizens' Associa
tion, St. Albano Parish Halt 8 d m.
Meeting, Penning citizens' Ai.toc!atlon, J W.
Brown's residence, S p. m
Address. Mrs Kate Waller 'larrett, "007 Co
lumbia road northwest, v p in
Meeting, teachers nnd iuiciiis of pupils c
Tyler School. In school. : p in.
Times pure food show. Arcade, 1 and 7 p. m
Meeting. Thomas Jeffcrscn Council, N'o. 1!.
Junior Order United American Mechanics, S
Address, "Preparedness for Women." Mrs.
Ellen Spencer Mussey, before Columbia
t'lilon, W. C. T. t'., Gurk-y Memorlil
Church, S p. m.
Masonic Naal, No 4: Hiram, No. 10: Ms
sonic Board of Relief; Esther. No. J, East
Odd Fellows Covenant, No. 13: Columbia,
No. 10; Salem No. :2.
Knights of Pvthlai Franklin. Vo. 2: 3 1.
Cnl.lwoll Cuntpam No 7. Uniform Rank
Ma.calmes Georgetown Tent. No. 6; Dls'rlct
Tent, No. '
Na tonal Union-Vt illiam II Collins Council
Socialist par); German branch Workmen
Circle city organiat.un and educational