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The-interest which attached -to the un
veiling of the memorial to l'Enfint at
Arlington yesterday was twofold. It
was a long-delayed recognition of the
great work accomplished by the de
signer of the city of Washington, and
it was a monument to a man who
achieved distinction in the paths t of
It is only within the past few years
that tributes to the memory of civilians
have been erected in the National Cap
ital. We had statues of Scott, Thomas,
McPherson. McClellan, Rawlins, Logan,
Sheridan, Dupont, Farragut, and other
military and naval heroes. On the
other hand, the statues of Longfellow,
Webster, Witherspoon. and Hahne
mann are the only worthy memorials
of civilians. The effigies of Lincoln
and Franklin arc hardly to be accounted
L'Enfant deserves all the honor which
has been paid to him. His wonderful
imagination and his genius as an en
gineer made possible the beautiful
Washington of to-day. He was not a
man who became famous through mili
tary achievement, and 'for thi3 reason
bis memorial is unique. Some of these
days we hope to see the memory of I
Hamilton and Jefferson honored byi
statues here; and if, as time progresses,
wc have more statues of great civilians
we shall feel that the National Capital
is not given over entirely to a glorifica
tion of the god of war.
"Why should the Boston ball team feci
bo aggrieved over losing nine games,
when Providence lost thirteen In succes
sion, and then, you know, there always
Is the Washington team to fall back on.
Immigration Commissioner Jenks,
writing in World's Work for May, of
fers some important facts concerning
immigration. He shows that when
aliens first began to come to this coun
try, they were largely fugitives from
political oppression, seeking an asjlum.
Many of them had been brought up on
farms and were eager to become land
owners here. They became the best
kind of settlers. In 1SS2 the immi
grants numbered 646,764. During the
entire period from 1819 to 1883 North
em Europe furnished g$.8 per cent of
the immigration Now it is furnishing
less than 20 per cent. In the year 1907
there came to this country 1,385,349 im
migrants, 81 per cent of whom were
from Southern and Eastern Europe. A
large portion were unskilled laborers.
They often intend to remain in this
country only temporarily. They are ex
tremely frugal, and when they accumu
late enough money they return to their
The immigration commissioner
reaches the conclusion that the present
day immigrant will become a settler
and-patriot only when he begins to take
a personal interest in the country that
has welcomed him and expects to re
main here with his offspring. Our im
migrants, the commissioner complains,
are sending home annually some $300,
000,000, mostly for investment abroad.
In many cases they buy land in their
native countries at several times the
cost of good fertile land here. This is
due, it is said, to managers of immigrant
banks, who persuade the new arrivals
to place their savings for safe-keeping
with their own countrymen, keeping
the men away from any influences which
would tend to Americanize them.
These people, instead of assimilating
with our people and our institutions,
continue to constitute a great 'foreign
element in our country for the sole pur
pose of making money and giving noth
ing in return but a certain amount of
unskilled labor. This leads the com
missioner to the conclusion that what
the country needs is not a law to keep
good and thrifty immigrants away, bat
one which, Ifke in Canada, will bring
desirable men and women here. For
some reason this class has avoided our
shores during the past decade.
Elnoe the organisation of the loo trust.
Ice prices move with the thermometer.
Yesterday morning a number di al
leged metropolitan newspapers were
published in New York. They were
journals equipped with editors, report
ers, special artists, and all the other
paraphernalia for a complete record of
the day's doings. Through the col
umns of those newspapers, however,
we search in vain for any report of
the arrival in New York of a centurion
band of Washington wanderers a dis
tinguished and dignified representation
of our own and only Chamber of Com
merce. We know that our fellow-citizens
reached New York safely, even though
they were somewhat belated. The spe
cial correspondent of The Washing
ton Herald with the party announced
the important fact Why, then, should
the New York newspapers have failed
to chronicle the event?
Jealousy, pure jealousy. New York
is not accustomed to such an influx of
brains and beauty as entered within
its gates last Sunday evening. It is
so selfish and provincial, too, that
when it observed true merit moving in
phalanx fashion along Broadway, it de
liberately declined to give the event the
publicity which any other city would
have been glad to accord. Surely this
must be the only reason why the pres
ence of the Washington contingent was
so cruelly ignored.
We dismiss as impossible the sugges
tion that, perhaps, the members of the
Chamber of Commerce absolutely
failed to make any impression upon the
If you murdar one person you get hung.
If you kill thousands you get a statue.
Executing the letter of the law.
A "joker" in any act of law possesses
a hidden meaning, which comes as a
surprise to some one after the enact
ment, either defeating or distorting the
apparent purpose of the law. But the
"joker" in the Appalachian Forest Re
serve act, which has elicited some
comment, appears to be quite of a dif
ferent kind. It will be remembered
that the purpose of that law was to
preserve tne lorcst lands. 10 circum
vent possible constitutional objections
the bill was disguised to appear as a
plan to aid navigable rivers. Director
Smith, of the Geological Survey, now
proposes to act according to the letter
of the law by withholding his approval
of purchases of forest lands until he has
found the actual relation of these lands
to a "dependent navigable river."
Director Smith, as a native New Eng
lander, no doubt has a sincere interest
in the preservation of the White Moun
tain forest He is merely doing his
duty as required by that law, however,
even if he has to bar some of the con
templated purchases. Watersheds of
navigable rivers are essential to a proper
execution of the statute, and they must
be in evidence before purchase can be
made. Those who wanted to make use
of the Federal Treasury should first
have made their peace with the Con
stitution. Why are tho footlights in a theater
like a good many men in the audience?
They go out between acts.
It is gratifying to note that tho Po
lice Court judges are following the ex
ample of the New York authorities
and are severely punishing the mis
creants who appropriate automobiles
for joy-riding purposes.
The regulation which makes this con
duct a misdemeanor was framed for
the purpose of protecting private prop
erty. It would, however, fail in its ob
ject if persons arrested for its viola
tion were allowed to depart from court
with a nominal fine. In the case which
came before the Police Court yesterday
the evidence showed that the illegal
use of the automobile resulted in seri
ous damage to the machine, and the of
fender was very properly given a work
If the Police Court judges will act
in the same rigorous manner with simi
lar cases brought before it, the practice
of joy riding in borrowed automobiles
will happily cease.
When accused of being fat there Is no
use In entering a "stout"' denial.
The Hatteras Peril.
The perennial bill authorizing an ap
propriation for the erection of a light
house on the dangerous Diamond
Shoals off Cape Hatteras once more
has made its appearance in Congress.
This measure, or a similar one for the
same purpose, should be enacted into
law and not again buried in com
mittee. With the satisfactory progress achiev
ed in the use of steel and cement, as
well as with the general development
in structural engineering, the obstacles
which have heretofore prevented the
erection o'f this safeguard should not
now be considered as insurmountable.
Besides, no cost ought to be considered
in determining such an undertaking,
for the investment would be the means
of reducing the loss of life and shipping
which annually is recorded because of
the insufficiency of the present mode
of lighting on the treacherous, coast
Irish gallantry is not dead. The lord
mayor of Dublin wants the Sritlan Par
liament to give woraem
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
THE SETTXKD STAGE.
When, sweet Marie admits that she
Is thirty, .
And life seems trite, aha Isn't quite
When Harold's' age attains the stage
He settles down and Isn't known
No youth la be, ana sweet Marie
Both In their prime, a goodly tune
"How many kinds of flowers are there
In the world?"
"I have no Idea. Some day I'll get
hold of my wife's spring hat and count
Mother at Her Beet.
"I supposo you hate to see your daugh
ter marry?" said the young man.
"Yes. I do," admitted the father. "Her
mother has made It a point to be mighty
sweet-tempered while this courtship was
"Now, about the oratorio. Shall we
put Handel's picture on the programme,
or the picturd of the leading soprano?"
"I vote for the soprano. She has twen
ty or thirty relatives who'U buy tickets
to the ihov."
Blame the Woman,
My wife is careless, I declare,
A rather common type.
She never can remember where
I left my pipe.
The Whole Truth.
"Ferdy, am I the first woman you have
"No; I was In love with my teacher at
ten, and with a circus rider at twelve.
But you are the first girl I have ever
proposed to, my dear."
Most of Vu Would.
"I don't like to tell callers I'm out
The btlll, small volco of conscience re
"I know; but I'd rather listen to the
still. Email volco than to a tiresome
ICcei Illm Guessing;.
"The course of true lovo never does run
"Will, It's a good thing. When a. young
man finds things running too smoothly
he Is apt to get bored and wander
AS OTHERS SEE IT.
IVon the Houston Post.
Tho first case of intervention that con
fronts tho President Involves the La Fol-
lette insurrection In tho Senate.
Fran tho Chicago Record-Herald.
Don't however, burn your Standard
OH stock. If worse comes to worst per
haps it win look nice on tho Dantrv
Fran the Dracret Ere&lng Nen.
It makes little difference how much or
how long a man holds resentment, so
long 03 he holds it and doesn't let it go.
From the Atlanta ConaUtution.
All things are possible even a suffra
gette peace convention.
Fran tho Columbia BtaUi.
Two hundred thousand bushelB of pea
nuts have been destroyed by Are at Suf
folk, Va., but politicians will rise,
Phocntx-Uke, from the ashes.
Fran the Kansas City Times.
The plan to sing Missouri's new State
hymn to the tuno of The Watch on the
Rhine" will bo perfectly satisfactory In
From tl Detroit Freo Pros.
"Billy" Sunday is coming to Detroit
to attract men to the churches, and it
will then bo up to the parsons to keep
From the Salt Loie Tribune.
A Methodist bishop Is quoted as saying
that what editors need Is the same code
of ethics as doctors and lawyers have.
But what has ho got against editors?
From the OrtiuDd Leader.
The Toledo Blade has located a Paris
Physician who says gout comes from
thinking. Now it Is all perfectly plain
From tho Atlanta Journal.
"Sir. Morgan is advocating the simple
life. That's what thoy all say, when
they've had too much of tho other.
From the Clerdand Plain Drajcr.
The now Secretary of War has never
been In battle, but ho sat through one
of Hobson's speocnes.
From tho Houston Post.
A Rhode Island savings bank has sus
pended payment Tho accounts of the
cashier show him to bo $23,000 short. His
salary for twenty-one years past has
been tl.fiOO a year. He has a wife and
ten children. We bellevo the beginners'
class In arithmetic can figure out the
From tho YoutEstown Telegram,
The resignation of the superintendent
of tho Delaware homo for girls when the
State legislature decided to place a
woman In chargo July 1 Is another In
dication of tho need of a change. Under
tho direction of a woman, better things
are In store for a long neglected and
much abused institution.
ABOUT WASHINGTON PEOPLE.
From tho Kansas City Times.
But why worry seriously over a presi
dent pro tempore of the Senate when
faithful old Jim Sherman is on the Job
ever ready to cast the deciding vote In a
manner that won't disturb business?
From the PliUadcJtJila Ircss.
Threo Washington aviators cooked a
meal while up In an aeroplane. Appro
priately enough, this latest example of
high living included terrlpan.
From the Houston Fort.
If Col. Archie Butt can't find an old
fashioned crazy quilt in Georgia, he
might try the Oklahoma constitution or a
Kansas Republican platform.
From the Houston Post.
Sully, who 'admitted several weeks
ago that he had prevaricated in a con
versation with John Hays Hammond,
now says Hammond Is a liar. too. But
who cares about membership in a little
two-bit Ananias club like Sully's?
From th Omaha Bee.
It lightning nearly struck the Capitol
at Washington the other day. It must
have been attracted by those Democratic
probes sticking up.
The PreroataUlvao of CsBsrsess.
Editor The Washington Banidi
Your editorial last Saturday on "The
Prerogatives of Congress" Is the most
sensible expression Z have yt sees upon
tho subject of arbitration. "If I could
find nMnrtfan to It If. wouM bs its" ex
tremal nntmn'stl 1 - 4.viC-U- r - 'i-
oaoaoa a, taxnbl.
' FOR A GRAND DUKE
Grand Duke William Alexander of Lux
emburg rules over a small but exceed
ingly lovely country to the northeast of
France in the foothills of the Vosges, but
the unfortunato ruler has not seen his
domain for many years, being unable to
leavo Bavaria all this time, owing to
incurable paralyis. The other day his
loyal subjects celebrated his fifty-ninth
birthday, anniversary, but a sad fete it
was. As there Is positively no help for
the grand duke, he has asked to be taken
back to his native land, and shortly he
Is to bo removed from Munich to Col-
The sadness of the people of Luxem
burg Is increased by the fact that there
is no male successor to the throne. The
eldest daughter, tho hereditary Grand
Duchess Marie Adelaide Thorese Wilhel
mine, now seventeen years of age, may
marry a Bavarian prince. It has been
rumored repeatedly that her cholco would
fall upon one of the Hohenzollcrn princes.
and nothing would please the Kaiser
more, but having spent all her llfo thus
far In Bavaria her little serene highness
no doubt has been enmeshed by the wiles
of a handsome scion of tho house of
Wlttelsbach. Just tho samo Luxemburg's
fate appears to be sealed. There is no
further chance of any male heir to tho
direct succession of the house of Nassau,
and the beautiful llttlo mountain strong
hold, one of tho finest strateglo points
between Germany and France, soon will
will become another "Relchsland" or part
and parcel of tho German empire.
As far back as 1059 history mentions
tho houso of Nassau, whoso founder.
Rutbcrt Count do Zuthpen, married Er
mentrud von Hammerstcln, who was
heiress to 'all the possessions of her
family situated In the River Lann district,
comprising the former Duchy of Hesse
Nassau, annexed by Prussia In 1SC6, and
Luxemburg. Tho present lino of rulers
oro direct descendants of Walram, Count
of Nassau, Idsteln, Wiesbaden, and Woll
bourg, who died In 12S9. When the pres
ent grand duko found that his lllncsi
was incurable ho Insisted that tho pow
ers should recognize hl3 eldest daughter
ns ruler of Luxemburg, establishing tho
female succession, but It appears that tho
little grand duchess herself frustrated
In tho courso of tho investigation of
the Kolhapur conspiracy case, it has como
to light only recently how narrow an
escapo Lord Curzon had from assassina
tion at tho time of tho Delhi durbar.
And wero It not for the wanton murder
of Mr. Noel Williamson on the northern
border of India, the Curzon episode nev
er might have becomo known.
From Nepal to the east of Bekhlr and
the great Indian desert of Blkanlr, over
more than 1,000 miles of territory. Lord
Curzon was followed by assassins, who
were prevented from accomplishing his
death only by a chain of fortuitous cir
cumstances. That Lord Curzon had a
most remarkable escapo there can bo no
doubt Tho determination with which tho
murder of Mr. Jackson, the crown col
lector of Laslk, was accomplished about
a year ago, when he was shot dead In a
native theater beforo hundreds of na
tives and several of his own countrymen,
showed how implacable the Indian as
sassin Is when ho Is selected as the In
strument of a secret society for the fell
work of murder.
No Camorrlst nor any Mafia society
can boast of a more effectual control of
Its members to do its dastardly bidding
than the Hlndustaneo's thirst for "ven
geance upon tho British oppressors." The
unfortunato Mr. Williamson actually met
his death within the confines of British
India, Just 03 quite a number of other
distinguished Anglo-Indian officials were
done to death by natlvo assassins when
they were no longer on strictly Indian
land. Had tho DeccanI fanatics succeeded
In bringing Lord Curzon's career In India
to a fatal termination, he would not have
been the first governor general to be mur
dered by natives.
It is nearly forty years since tho Karl
of Mayo was killed during his visit, as
governor general, to tho Andaman Islands.
There Is a strong penal settlement In the
Andamans, and Lord Maya was paying
a visit to tho more than 6,000 convicts
then Imprisoned there. The earl, sur
rounded by officials and nn armed guard
of police, had been up Mount Harriet to
gaze at tho splendors of the setting sun.
Tho vlco regal party remained somo time
at tho crest, enthralled by the magnifi
cence of tho sight when suddenly the
light failed and night descended. Lord
Mayo descended the hill by torchlight
with what seemed an Impenetrable body
guard of armed men.
On reaching the Jetty, however, the
vice regal party found that their boat
had not arrived. While all were await
ing the arrival of tho tender. Lord Mayo,
In momentary forgetfulness of any dan
ger, went to tho water's edge, leaving
his protectors only a few paces behind.
Before a hand could be raised to save
him ho was In the grasp of Shero AH
and In a few moments ho lay dying in
the shallow waters of Andaman shore
Fortunately, no such tragedy has oc
curred to any representative of the Brit
ish government In India since that fate
ful day, but Lord Curzon's successor In
tho vlceroyalty, tho Earl of Mlnto, had
ono or two narrow escapes, tho most
alarming of which was the blowing up of
the train In which It had been expected
that the governor general was traveling.
Lord Mayo, however, was not the first
Anglo-Indian governor general to bo mur
dered by natives outside of tho confines
of British India. There was Sir William
Hay Macnaughton, governor of Bombay,
who never reigned In tho western presi
dency. Ho was ono of tho distinguished
officials who advised Lord Auckland to
undertake the Afghan war In 1S4L His
accomplishments as an Oriental linguist
had brought him Into prominence, and
after Shah Soojah's first success Sir
William was created a baronet and left
In chargo of tho British Interests at Ka
bul. On December 23, 1841, he was assassi
nated while attending a conference. It
was at Kabul, also, that. Sir Louis Ca
vagnari was murdered thirty years ago,
together with his English comrades,
whom he had taken on a mission to the
Ameer. Lord Roberts, in his book, "For
ty-one Years In India," has a touching
narrative of tho departure of Sir Louis
and his compatriots for the "mysterious
country of the Afghans." Lord Roberts
feelingly describes the sense of 111 fore
bodings that befell all In the northwest
camp ns they wished Sir Louis godspeed.
Thn Latter rhrerfullV went forward Into
what literally was tho Jaws of death. He
bravely met his death while aoing nis
oniintrv!! work, and all England sorrowed
with "his young" widow when the news of
his end arrived.
Queen Victoria was especially sympa
thetic to Lady Cavagnarl, and gave her
residence for life in Hampton Court
Palace, where she still resides. 'Tho gov
ernment awarded Iter an annual pension
of 500. By the way, the widow of Lord
Mayo received a lump sum of 20,000
from the Indian government and a pen
sion of 1,000 a year for life. ly
Mayo also still Is alive. ITAMKCB,
(Oopjrritbt, ItU, br Omit Oosrip Bjndlcatc)
Ab EtUtar's Dllemsasu
From tfcs Ohio BUU JosrsU.
When, U falls to our lot to make up
tho won.tn' para, never kn6w wheth
m tn nut th lnrareatlfts? UttleJtem about
Ihe,. popularity ''of theclm among the
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NO ILTLUOirAIBES' CLUB.
Fifty Millions Worth, of Seastor
Ripped from. tTppetf Branch.
From the Philadelphia. Inquirer.
No longer Is the United State Senate
the leading millionaire club of America.
The number of millionaires in the Upper
Branch of Congress has been decimated,
and the time may not be far distant
when the Senate will become known as
the poor man's club.
No less than J30.000.000 worth of Sena
tors has been ripped from the Upper
Branch by an operation as simple aa the
ono that left Adam without one of his
ribs. The lato Democratlo cyclone had
much to do with It From present indi
cations there will have to be formed an
association for the conservation of our
millionaires la Senate unless Mt is to be
come the poor man's club.
Tho death of Stephen B. Elklns, of
West Virginia, carried J15.000.000 out of
the Senate, Tho retirement of Nelson W.
Aldrlch, of Rhode Island, carried J10.000,
000 away. Four millions went with Eu
gene Hale, of Maine, when he made way
for Senator Johnson, elected by the Dem
Chauncey M. Depow, of New York, di
rector' In thirty-two different railroads,
walked off with J7,000,000. It was his own
and ho had a right to walk off with It,
but tho Senate In the aggregate becamo
Just that much poorer.
Then thero was John Kean, of New
Jersey, who, while scarcely In the class
of Elkins. was worth J5.000.000. When ho
left another J3.000.000 iron man bit the
dust so far as the Senato was concerned.
In the broad, sweet Melds of private life
wandered Nathan B. Scott, of West Vir
ginia, with his J4.000.000. With him, along
the rose-bordered way, went James P.
Taliaferro, of Florida, with J3.0O0.00O.
Hughes, of Colorado, died, removing an
There was $50,000,000 right at ono clip.
The men elected to replace these mil
lionaires are virtually poor men, or, at
least, what tho world considers poor in
these days of big fortunes.
Watson, of West Virginia, who replaced
Elkins, Is about tho only millionaire In
tho batch of baby members. He is worth
Senator O'Gorman, of Now York, Is by
no means wealthy, and he expects to bo
obliged to support his large family on
$7,500, which Is his salary in tho Senate.
Ho used to receive $17,500 as Judge of
one of tho New York courts, and he ad
mits now that It 13 not going to bo easy
to keep up tho Senatorial pace on J7.&00.
17-YEAB I0CUSTS DUE.
Untomologlsts Say Myriads Are
Ready to Benin Havoc In Jane.
From tho New Toric Timoa.
Millions upon millions of clcadae are
said by entomologists of tho American
Museum of Natural History to bo lying
In wait for a grand carnival of devasta
tion a llttlo later in the season, to be
carried on throughout Now Jersey. New
York, and Pennsylvania, with special
centers of disaster In New Jersey and
That the peoplo may know what kind
of devastators tho clcadae oro tho ento
mologists explain that they aro tho old
familiar visitors known as seventeen
year locusts, and that the proof that
there aro millions of them getting ready
for their summer's work lies In the fact
that their larvae havo been found all the
way from Nyack to the Battery.
The grubs should bo emerging Into full
fledged follngo destroyers about June 15
In this neighborhood, while In Virginia,
where they also do great damage, they
may bo expected to emerge a week or
two sooner, according to tho weathen
CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY
By W. A. MAOY.
DISCOVERER OF BRIGHT'S
It is not often that a man suc
ceeds In giving his name to a dis
ease, ns did Dr. Richard Bright
He was not a great man, nor a
groat physician; yet his career
is an Illustration of what may be
accomplished by persistence and
hard work. Ho was born In
Bristol. England. In 17S0. After
graduating In medicine he set up
practlco In London. He was very
studious, and made a thorough
study of tho kidneys, collecting
and recording an immense amount
of Information relating thereto.
Ho visited many hospitals on the
continent, always observing and
noting. After tho battle of Wa
terloo he assisted In caring for
the wounded In tho hospitals of
Brussels. Ho was the first to
point out the nature of the dts--easo
of tho kldnoyn, then llttlo
undorstood, from which so many
people were dying every year.
Ho devoted so much timo to tho
subject and studied the disease
so carofully and minutely that It
camo to be palled by his name.
His success was due to his dili
gence and to his powers of ob
servation. As a brother physician
said. "Bright could not theorize,
but he could see."
(Copjright, 1911. by Joseph 13. Bowles.)
Lnvryer's Sporting Chance.
From the Baltimore Crcsfcg Son.
An alert nttorney of Boston has taken
what he considers a good sporting chance
In buying for $750 the equity In the $50,000
"spendthrift trust" cieated for the benefit
of one Hammond Braman, bankrupt
thirty-five years old, whoso life has been
marked by dissipation. In case Braman
dies without an heir the trust fund
becomes the property of the attor
ney. If ho leaves an heir tho attorney
loses his $750 investment Tho attorney
is now sixty years of age. What a
chance for a layman to outwit a lawyer!
Tho lawyer believes he cannot Which
way would you bet?
One "Woman's Solution.
From the New York Tribune.
Tho woman who took her she children
to the Jail where tho breadwinner of the
family- is awaiting trial and left them
there to bo supported by the State, found
a radical solution of a perplexing prob
lem of Justice. Whfan she was arrested
for abandonment tho whole family
seemed to bo provided for, but somebody
balled her out This complicated case
will be worth watching.
PnHlnsr It 17b to tne Slant
Firm the Lowell Citizen. N
It Is practically settled that a large
proportion of tho fires that destroy prop
erty and endanger human llfo are started
by careless smokers. Now, if smoking
were a distinctly feminine habit there
would be something doing! ,
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gov. DIx has suggested that tramps
be 'placed on the abandoned farms of New
York State, That's all right but whom
does he propose to get to cultivate themT
Aeltl Test fop Hiss.
From the Los Angsts Times.
llsa Democracy will hardly .propose to
.Uncle Jufi" 'Harmon until dlecovtjrs
how many Democratic legislative .boedlera
CONTAIN RED DYE
Chemists Discover Coloring
Quality of Soft Drink.
Indianapolis, May 22. Tho food and
drug department of the 8tato Board of
Health has prepared an exhibit for the
display that it uses for instructing the
people of the State in the proper use of
The exhibit consists of a dark pink
stocking, dyed so as to resist the ordin
ary methods of laundering. The dye used
was from a bottle of summer soft drink
such as may be encountered at almost
any of the thousand and one soft drink
establishments that come and go with
the hot season.
As a test a white wool stocking was
obtained and about cne-fourth of the con
tents of the bottle was poured In a
bowl, and the stocking was permitted
to soak In the solution for a few min
utes. It camo out a beautiful pink.
Repeated washings by the chemist,
under conditions similar to those used
In the laundry, failed to dlslodgo the
WIFE OF HDTCHINS
MAY ASK RECEIVER
Action Being Considered by
Attorney John C. GIttlngs, counsel for
Mrs. Stllson Hutchlns, yesterday stated
to Chief Justlco Clabaugh he was con
sidering filing for his client an applica
tion for the appointment of a receiver
for the estate and property of the aged
If this application Is made, tho court
proceeding will come before Chief Justice
Clabaugh as supplementary to the peti
tion filed by Mrs. Hutchlns to have her
husband adjudged mentally Incompetent
Action of William J. Dante, the trusted
agent of Mr. Hltchlns, in filing a petition
In court last Friday for the appointment
of a manager of the estate to supervise
his trusteeship. Is said to havo precipi
tated the proceedings now reported as
considered by Mrs. Hutohlns and her
Mr. Hutchlns is sojourning at Narra
gansett Pier, R. I. It was reported yes
terday that his condition Is favorable,
although ho Is weak and half his body
is paralyzed. ,
ACROSS THE OCEAN
New York, May 2. Having completed
8.250 miles of his race against time,
which ends in Rome. Dr. J. J. Choate.
Los Angeles, arrived In this city today
from Chicago. The physician Is on his
way to Rome in response to a "hurry
call" from Mrs. A. S. Browning, who
was stricken In the Italian city several
Dr. Choato leaves on the Cunard
steamship Mauretanla Wednesday, and
on reaching Fishguard will take a spe
cla! train to London and Dover. After
crossing tho English channel he will
find another special waiting to rush him
from Calais to Rome.
Tho 7.500 mile Journey Is believed to
be the longest ever taken by a physician
to attend a patient
POLICE PDT BAN
ON AUTO RATCHETS
Whistles Must Be Silenced.
Maj. Sylvester Orders;
In responso to several complaints,
Maj. Sylvester has Issued Instructions
to the police that they must notify all
automoblllsts that ratchets must be si
lenced, and only horns suitable for
warning and not frightonlng peoplo,
will bo permitted.
Some of the whistles, ono complainant
asserted, wero worse than locomotive
whistles, and could bo heard for miles.
Maj. Sylvester said the instruments
were not so bad in themselves, but their
owners had a habit of showing oft their
noise-making ability, and used them to
excess. The police will warn automo
blllsts for a few weeks Jef oro they be
gin to enforco the law through the Po
GETS A NEW COMMANDER
Captain Bertholf, Well Known for His Exploits in the
Far North, Succeeds Worth G. Ross.
Capt Ellsworth Price Bertholf, noted
as one of the most Intrepid officers of
the Treasury Department's navy, and
Who holds a gold medal awarded by
Congress for life-saving exploits per
formed in the far north, yesterday be
came the captain commandment of tho
ReVenue-cutter Service in place of Capt
Worth O. Ross, who was placed on tho
retired list May 1 on account of physi
Secretary MaaVeagh's selection of
Capt Bertholf for tho important post
was made after the most thorough In
vestlgatlon of the records and capabllK
tics of the fourteen- captains who pre
sented themselves as candidates for the
position. He is a man of great ability
,ta his profession, is forceful In character
ana in every way nttea ior ine posiuon.
He entered tho service as a cadet Sep
tembers 14, 1SS3, was commissioned a
third lieutenant Juno 12; 1899, a second
lieutenant October SL 1882, first lieuten
ant June 18, 1900, and a captain, hi pres
ent grade, on June 23, 1907. He has served
with credit on nearly1 all the stations of
the service, his greatest record being
made In connection with his ssrvloe in
tho Arctic Ocean, Berlnr flea, and other
In December, 1887, President McKinley
ELOPERS DO NOT
INTEND TO QUITS
Young Eose and Wife Will
Oppose Bride's Mother.
Reuben C. Rose, who eloped with fifteen-year-old
Bcna V. Poling to Rock
vllle, Is still determined to hold on to
his bride, despite the threats of her
mother, who is now preparing suit to
have her daughter's marriage annulled,
to say nothing of disinheriting her and
refusing her the family roof.
Mrs. Poling Indignantly refused to say,
anything conciliatory about her daughter
yesterday, and. despite the entreaties of
friends and relatives, declares there is
not enough room In this city for her
daughter and herself to live in, as lona
as she bears the name of Rose.
But what makes Mrs. Poling most an-i
gry Is the calm way In which the coupler
have Ignored her threats. Mrs. Rose says
she docs not care a bit about returning
home, and Mr. Rose said emphatically:'
"My wife and I will remain married."
They are determined to fight any step
to separate them, and Mr. Rose lnsln-J
uated that he was going to engage a'
lawyer to act in his defense. They have
already selected a boarding-house andl
started In for themsehes. Mrs. Rose yes-
terday called her mother up over the
'phono, but when Mrs. Poling recognized)
her voice she cut off the connection In-1
"I don't care." said Mrs. Rose, "if D
never go home. It doesn't make a bill
of difference to me what mother Is going
to do. 1 gues3 wo can take care oq
ourselves, and before this Is over, we'll
show them a thing or two."
Oldfield's Eesolution Willi
Come Up Saturday.
Beginning on Saturday next the House1
Committee on Rules .will hold a series)
of hearings on resolutions of lnvest!go-
tlon which have been referred to thaW
committee. Among the first to be con-'
sldered will be Representative Oldfield's
resolution giving the Committee on the
District of Columbia authority to inves
tigate the affairs of the government ofl
the District of Columbia by rooking al
complete and thorough inquiry into the!
finances of the District and the methods!
practiced by the Commissioners.
Tho Committee on Rules also will grant
a hearing to supporters of the resolu-4
tlon of Representative Victor L. Berger"
calling tor an Investigation of the methw
ods by which John J. McNamara. ther
labqr leader, was extradited from In-J
dlana and taken to California: also tha(
resolution of Representative Francis or
dering an Inquiry into the affairs of
the American Woolen Company.
IT'S NOT A CRIME
TO "DRINK HEARTY"
James Wilson Emptied Tol
Is It a crime to take too large a drink;
from a friend's bottle? This was decided
In the negative by Judge Pugh, in thet
Pollco Court yesterday, when James Wil
son was charged with the theft of a.
bottlo of liquor from "Buck" Tolman.
When Judge Pugh questioned the wit
ness ho found Tolman had offered Wil
son a drink, but became offended when
Wilson drank the entire contents of the
bottle. Judge Pugh said he thought It
a kindness rather than an offense to re
lieve a person of whisky, Wilson was
UNION HITS SNAG.
Court Decision Hclts Proposed Com
Special Chble to the Washizgtoo HeraU.
Londqn. May 22. The Times to-day says
a hitch has arisen In the proposed ab
sorption of the Anglo-American cable by
the Western Union Telegraph Company,
owing to the fear of anti-trust legislation
In the United States.
The latest proposition is to lease the
Anglo-American cables to the Western
Union Company, allowing the Anglo
American Company, however, to retain
a separate British organization.
party of three to go to Point Barrow,
the extreme northernmost part of this
continent to tho relief of over 800 ship
wrecked whalers who had been cast on
those Inhospitable shores with but a
limited food supply, and were conse
quently in. danger of starvation unless
help from the outside should reach them
beforo the arctlo winter was over.
Capt Jarvls. Lieut Bertholf, and Dr.
Call were landed at a point south of the
Yukon River early In January, 1SS8, and
by means of dog sledges succeeded in
covering the distance of over 1,600 miles
by March 29, driving before them a herd
of 00 reindeer, which had been collected
from the government reindeer stations
along the route. Such a trip has never
beforo or since been accomplished in
the arctlo wlldl. For their heroic ef
forts Congress awarded each of these
Intrepid officers a gold medalt
In the winter of 1901. at the request
of the Interior Department, Lieut Bert
holf was sent on a midwinter trio
through Siberia for the purpose of col- '
lectlng a herd of reindeer from tho In
terior for breeding purposes In Alaska.
He Is at present in command of th
revenue-cutter Morrill, ttatlonal at De
trlot Mich-. The new commandant la
well known in Washington, where he
was for a time jon special duty In con
section with the Life-savmg Service.
Capt Sertaolfwu bora April 7. 1891
Ho la ono of tho yoaagest captalu im -
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