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"ft?? "" ' T ' -i----- .-.;-- - w '' THE WASHINGTON HERALD. JFREDAY; SEPTEMBER 29, 1911. , WJ&XT$!r';?vr- THE WASHINGTON HERALD Peiiuhcd wy Mcrmin la th TCar ty THE WASHINGTON HERALD COMHANY. i-CBLicATios ornoxt 1322 NEW YORK AVENUE N. W. Erteied at the poctrfjflw it WtahtoftoB. D, 0. if "fcraia-eJaw null matter. TI,rlo :M. 500. ( Private Brsntri Eaekant.) SUBSCRIPTION BATES 3T CARRIES: Oallj tad fimxJxy tr eB.t, r-Jllj and SmyJaj P I l-j. srithoct Sunday. ttota par month SUBSCRIPTION BATES BT MAIL: Oitlj and Sunday 9 eaota per month Unj md Sandij -H PO Jr Daily, without Bandu......."SI emt per month Diily. withcot Sntrfsj .. COO per itu Sunday, without dailj.............. tX per T Wo attention tciH be paid to anonvmou contributions, and no communication to the editor will be printed except over the name of the writer. Manuscripts offered for publication wtli be returned if unavailable, but stamps should be sent with the manuscript for that purpose. All communications intended for this newspaper, whether for the daily or the Sunday issue, should be addressed to THE WASHINGTON HERALD. New Y&rk Rcpresentatire. J. C. WILBEHDINQ SPECIAL AGENCY. Brunswick Building. ChieiBo HerresentaUte. A. R. KEATOH. Mar- quctte Building. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 29. 1911. ANNOUNCEMENT. Beginning October 1, the sub scription price of the Dally and Sunday editions of The Washing ton Herald will be -15 cents per month, instead of 40 cents per month, as heretofore. The sub scription price of the Daily only edition will remain unchanged 23 cents per month. President Taft on Business. When the railroads underhand that the public inits upon regulating their iiiiiiiess. and when the combinations hat exist in viohtion of the anti-trust Saw realize that they are to be prose cued to the la;t degree, then, in the 'pinon of President Taft, we will have restoration of confidence among the asses f persons who have been op--ing each ether in the past. This, in brief, is the purport of the eech which he delivered yesterday, the nost important address of his Western ur It dealt with the reLition of the guvernnient to business and treated of four important subjects interstate immerce and the railroads, the trusts, !'e tariff, and the monetary system. As ' the first named, he thinks that it is renerally conceded that the regulative ;.-wer of the Interstate Commerce Com- -iss'on i5 sufficiently great to remedy generally the injustices to shippers Inch give rise to the demand for legis lation He believes, also, that the rail r ads have come to recognize that the miWic insists upon regulating their busi i.css, and he hopes, therefore, that the pint of vindictiveness against them .- gradually disappearing. s f:r the trusts, there is an ab- 'lute note of defiance in his tone when "e condemns the criticism which has ecu uttered asrain-.t the Department of lu-tice for its activity in instituting prosecutions under the anti-trust law, n the ground that it is hurting business, He announces that it is the sworn duty of the Executive to enforce the law, and "ays that it was under his direction that action wa taken. He declines to admit that there i any discretion which can -tay the hand of the Attorney General .s long as the law is violated. He can-n-.t understand, either, how the anti 'iist law can be criticised. He tells its rittc- that mournine over :i condition uhich .s inevitable is useless, and until 1 they realize that their views in this re- j imo ,he senior class- ' He is a mere boy gard must be radically changed, their compared with the birthlings of 1836. complaints must fall upon deaf ears. ! It is a fine quintet which represents His position on the tariff is that of j Washington on the Apawamis links, one who believes that protection in the'The' nia' be seniors, but they are not nast has heen tor, hich ann tint it "; I old. On the contrary, each and every possible to lower the tariff without in- terfenng with business. Upon the mon etary situation he merely repeats his well-known views, which arc in har mony with the monetary commission. He thinks that there ought to be some ceniral authority that could take over the quick assets of the banks in the form of business paper and issue bank notes upon the faith of it to meet an exigency arising at any time in a de mand for mone3-. And, having said all thir, he looks forward to the time when business men will be inspired with confidence, when honest business enterprise and genius will be encouraged and approved, when unjust prejudices will disappear, and when all classes will come together in amity and promote general prosperity and individual happiness through the best use of our enormous resources. When this time will come he does not say. He must appreciate, however, that as long as uncertainty as to the com binations which are to be attacked in :he courts exists, and until it is known exactly what is to be the result of the tariff reform agitation, just so long will the millennium which he so delightfully pictures be postponed. With the Postmaster General deliver ing mall from an aeroplane, this is get Jng to be a pretty fast country to keep p with. Private Bloom's Success. The War Department has officially an- aouncei that Private frank Bloom, the young Fort Myer artilleryman whose .uperior officer sought to prevent from obtaining an army commission, has passed hit examinations for a lieutenancy with unquestioned success. Bloom is a Jew. It was for thisjea- son that his path to. an army commission was blocked- He "was admitted to pos- sess every qualification for an officer, but because he was the son of the post tailor, who happened to be a Jew, he was to have been denied service as an officer in the United States army. President Taft heard of the case through the in terest manifested in it hy Simon Wolf, a prominent Hebrew of this city. The President's sense of justice was out raged, and he demanded that an oppor tunity be given the young man to take a fair examination, and wrote a scorch ing reprimand to the officer who took exception to the soldier's race. It will be gratifying to every Hebrew, and to every fair-minded man, no matter of what race or religion, to know that in spite of the obstacles and discour agements put in his way, 'young Bloom has passed his examinations with an average of more than 90 per cent and has fitted himself to receive his shoulder straps. This sort of ambition, by the way, is the kind most valuable to the country. Dealers fined for selling candy varnished with shellac or wood alcohol are satis fied that the courts are a conspiracy In restraint of their trade. Home Merchants. The Washington Herald appreciates the action of the Retail Merchants' As sociation in commending this paper for urging Washington people to patronize home merchants. Upon the question of affording sup port to local enterprise, there is no room for argument. There is no reason in the world why commercial houses in other cities should be aided in their efforts to divert Washington trade into outside channels. The I'.-res in Washington are large, abundantly stocked, and thorough ly up to date, vhile prices are reason able. In addition to this, the Washington merchants are large taxpayers, generous contributors to charitable institutions, and always active in promoting the ma ferial interests of the city. At the same time, they do not ask for home patronage upon sentimental grounds. They know that the shopper can do better here than elsewhere, and, with this knowledge, they confidently ex pect the patronage which they deserve. Of course Canada is bound to find out some day that reciprocity and annexa tion are not the s.me thin;,'. Then it will be surry. A Quintet of Seniors. Our compliments and felicitations to the two hundred estimable gentlemen who have gathered at Apawamis to play golf. Xo one can enter their tournament who is not over fifty-five years of age. They laugh Dr. Osier to scorn. Some of them are over seventv. and at least two of them are oTTthe verge of eighty, j What care thev for the weicht of vears? Thev go forth in the morning inspired j - , , wnn me tnougnt 01 name, ann mey re turn in the evening elated with victory or anxious to explain defeat. They tread with joyful step the pleasant miles ...u:i. 1:- i.. -t.- c . . 1 .i. : wniLi. 11c utiwccii u.c nisi ice auu li.c eighteenth green, and the blood flows j red and healthily through their veins. Particularly is it interesting to note that Washington contributes a quintet to tm"s U11'iue gathering. First of all j is - J- Boardman, described as a gray.) bearded giant 111 gray, who has passed 1 threescore and ten. but who swings the. driver with elastic muscles and putts J ., ., ? u t .1. r 1 I with the eve ot a bov. In the list, too, I - " I we find Col. E. M. Weaver, as rugged ( as a plainsman; and A. S. Worthington, who solves golf problems with a legal mind; and Rev. J. M. Sterrctt. whose , . . , . ,. , , placidity of soul is undisturbed by a foozled drive or a bunkered shot ; and, lastly. Rudolph Kauffmann, who never wouId be suspected of going voluntarily one of them is everlastingly young. The President delivered his address on the relation of government to business j at a pi. ice In Iowa What's In a name? called Waterloo. Two sets of triplets on one block In Pittsburg would seem to indicate that the stork doesn't mind smoke. A number of young married women want to take the courses in domestic science In the high school at New Castle, Pa. For some reason, their husbands do not object. Kitty Gordon has announced a new engagement without getting a divorce Owing to the uncertainties of the law, the date of the wedding has not been deter mined. The New Jersey professor who Imag ines he Is John Doe must be proud of his litigation record. The tobacco trust evidently knew how to smoke out its competitors. Seventy-thrte women have been in jured in Philadelphia because they wore high heels and hobble skirts, but they doubtless looked stylish on the way tol the hospitals. The Kansas Jnbllee. From the Kansas City Star. Kansas is celebrating Its fiftieth birth day, and It may be remarked that Kan sas has crowded more history' into fifty years than most States can accumulate In a hundred. Her "Kqnnl" Opportunity. From the Kansas City Journal. Germany Insists that all nations must have an equal opportunity In Morocco especially Germany. Weightier Than the President. rrcm tbe Atlanta Journal. . The baseball umpire and the Judge In the baby show are under a responsibility that the President himself doesn't have to bear. " After Poet Laureate' Job. From the Omaha. Dee. ' Perhaps Kipling is angling for the poet laureatVa Job. A LITTLE NONSENSE. A NICE STORE. A girl In a bargain rush cot hurt: They bumped her nose tind they tore her skirt. . But a nice house surgeon took her case-. Put bargain bandaged' on her face; Pur bargain liniment on her back And sent her home In a bargain hack. y' Next day she was back with three girls more. Who wouldn't patronize such a .store? Vncltf Penny-vle Says I Every musical comedy has a song about gay New York; but I think them gay New Yorkers are a sad-looking lot. Not So Fast. "I thought you were going to take your place at the helm of your father's business." "I thought so, myself, but he says I'll have to pull at the oars awhile first." He Knew. "It's the first J1.000 that's hard to get,-' explained the eminent millionaire. "I know that." responded the mere man. "I've been trying to accumulate It for the past forty years." Courtship Pointer. When she says tbe clock Is fast. You are making time at last. When she says the clock Is slow, You are done for. Better go. A Tender Henrt. "My wife won't swat the fly." "Surely she doesn't wunt him to live and spread cantaglon?" J "No; but she prefers to clasp the y gently by both wings, send to the drug store for 5 cents' worth of chloroform, and waft him painlessly to his end." nettveen Girl. "How shall I have my photograph taken?" I would caution you by all means to keep your feet out of the foreground, my dear." No wonder they no longer speak. No Immediate Dancer. "Let me sell you some stock In a banana plantation Big dividends In banana groves." "How about frost this winter?" "You won't need to worry about that. The grove won't be planted until the stock is all sold." CRITICS OF THE DRAMA. Imlntlc In Mtnkennenre'a Time ax In Our Own. William toon riielrM. in the Yale Iterirw. The fact that many sober-minded per sons, from William Winter down to those of less distinction, loudly condemn the modern stage should cause no uneasiness to those familiar with the history of dramatic criticism. For In almost everv age it has been the custom for serious folk to denounce the work done by their contemporaries to describe It and the public taste as degenerate, and to con trast both with some mythical former . time when plays were all noble and I audiences discriminating. I suppose the world's high-water mark In dramatic pro- duction was about the year 1W7, when Shakespeare had produced pieces of tragedy and his 1 his master- giant contem poraries were in full activity. Yet. In that very year. In his preface to "Vol pone." Ben Jonson afllrmed that It was heard on all sides "that now. especially . In dramatlck. or (as they terme it) stage- . nothing but ribaldry, profanation. i.iasphe.ny. all license .of offence to God, and man, is practical. " THE CARE OF CHILDREN. in-American for Mnnlelpni onicinU to nirect What They shnll Do. Edi,or The WsOiineton Hmld: While I have greatly admired. Keneral way. the conduct of Judge De I-arv. in his official capacity, I think he -' , , . ' ,, ' . has unwisely availed himself of a privll- eRe Within his power In establishing a regulation curtailing the enjoyment of the Junior citizenship of the District, appar- ent,' baswl on the f a few possible discontents or natural grouches, wno are possibly childless of their own acord and who object to almost anything tnat affords any other person pleasure at an limes, n is not a naro prouiem 10 determine the difference between hood- lumlsm and youthful sport, and Judge De Lacy certainly should be competent to de fine this difference. It does seem to me to be un-American to live under a government which will allow one of Hs officials to issue an order to the effect that if my child is caught on the street after a certain hour ltiuCtion" of th'e women to the men. must be brought home, for the first of- fense, by a policeman. This very fact Is enough to scare the ordinary child out of u year's growth. I have children from five to eighteen, and none of them ar skaters, so It Is not the skating problem, but the general scope of the order that grates on my nerves. If a policeman is not competent to tell who to pick up In a crowd without putting a quietus on the whole Junior . citizenship, he should be changed. My children when away from home are told, according to age, when to return, and they return at that time. I presume almost all families with any pride in there children have somewNu similar Instructions, as It Is their bounden duty to do so, but when it comes to a municipal officer dictating under penalty as to when our children shall be in the house it is pretty near time to move or move the officer. DAVID J. WILSON. Handle Hijhlands, D. C Sept, 3. Frederick the Great. Editor The Washington Herald: I desire to challenge the statement of Mr. Rudolph Saur that the fame of Frederick the Great Is only legendary. History tells us that he not only was the military genius- o the eighteenth century, but was also one of the great est statesmen of that time. At the age of twenty-nine he became ruler of Prus sia, which had a dimension of 2,275 square miles and a population of 2,210, COO; at the end of his 'reign. Prussia had 3,600 square miles nnd n population of CCOO.OOO. He started with an army of S3.4SS and Increased same to 221.000, a grand pleiie of Work for that time,, even his enemies must admit. Hef6und'the state treasury with JS,700,0bC',ttnd on fTia death he left the state treasury with a surplus of almost JTO.COJ.COO, although he had quite a few wars during- ils reign. Tils great country of ours has seen fit to accept his statue and place It In front of the War College, not because he was Kins' of PrussW, but because he was, the greatest military genius of the "eighteenth century, and 'for that reason only 1 Vbuld be worth while for .the United German societies ot this city, to place a wreath at the monument of one of their kin on G,erroan Day, October -& AUO. F. UOGU.EB- WulilDsto, StBt & , UOSaV si.??- AFTER A LOST CROWN It' Is all true. The King of Portugal and his chosen frfends, chief among them his own former Minister to Britain, Marquis de .Savoral, well 'received anil liked at court, have made use of the hospitality extended them by King George to engineer n plot -for the recovery of the lost throne of the Braganzas. The representative In London of the new Portuguese republic, Senhor T,elxelra Gomez, discovered the plan, and has notified the British government, and as a consequence the steamship Foam Queen, moored In the Thames River, was seized and found fitted with four big guns, racks for hundreds of rifles, and In all respects carefully prepared for a war like expedition. Almost at the same-hour another unsuspicious looking steamer was seized In the Tyne. A day or two later the Arizona and the Bessie were seized, and six other vessels, two of them flying the flag of Peru, were detained, all moro or less ready for a short but sharp fili bustering trip up the Tagus to Lisbon. Of course, as put by the lato Queen Victoria, who was ever ready to make a homo for exiled royalty In England: "A former King can hardly be blamed for trying to get back his lost crown." But at the same time sucn things are apt to embroil any government with another nation, and should not be attempted di rectly by the exile who has been re ceived with open arms and given shelter. The seizure of the vessels must have been a bitter blow to King Manuel and his partisans. To get a royalist flett ready for this expedition some time must have elapsed. Apparently there has been a traitor In the royalist camp, but the minister of the republic, although appar ently fully posted, did not make his move until the psychological moment when the Foam Queen was about to leave the Thames. Senhor Telxelra seems to be no fool, and apparently is used to diplomatic chess playing. Since all this became known It has been ascertained that a number of royalist conspirators recently have disappeared from Lisbon and that they were to have joined that filibustering expedition on be half of King Manuel. Portugal always has been the natural home of conspira cies, and as long as there la a Portuguese king In exile so long will there be con spiracies and counter-conspiracies for his reinstatement upon the throne of Portugal. In the meantime, and perhaps to cover his true design. King Manuel has been having great sport -on one of the most famous sporting estates of England. Some remarkable "bags" have been obtained at Studlcy Royal, the seat of the Mar quess of Rlpon. where for years the late King Edward and now the present sov ereign opened the grouse-shooting season on the extensive moors. Early this month, after King George had left Studley Royal for Scotland and Balmoral Castle, he was succeeded as the guest of honor of Lord nnd Lady Rlpon by the youthful exiled King. The Viscountess Maidstone Is said to be the prettiest woman In the "Ameri can" peerage. If so anomalous a term be permitted. She Is certainly one of the most charming ladies bearing a British title. We all know that she Is a daughter of Mr. Anthony Drexel, the Philadelphia millionaire. She became the wife of Lord Maidstone in March of lust year. Lord Maidstone is heir to two earl doms, therefore the former Miss Drexel some day will be Countess of Wln- chllsea and Nottingham. The Finch fam ily, who holds the Malds'one titles. Is a notable one In the British peerage and among the oldest In the baronetage, the family having been ennobled In 611, or. in other words, in tho very first year of the existence of that order. Several members of the Finch family have played conspicuous parts in the 1 history of Great Britain, and some very j quaint characters also have been num bered among the descendants of the . knowing widow who, in her own right. was the first Countess of Winchllsea. I One of them was the fiird earl, who was very domesticated and became the father I of twenty-seven little Finches. What al time there must have been In the ba- ! ronial halls of Wlnchilsca In those days, j KLAXKIK. (I'orjrislit. 1911. 1-v foiirt 0Jlp 5nlicatt.j Orlnln of Yankee." From th Geological Survey Bulletin. Yankee is a corruption of the Mas sachuse'ts Indian pronunciation of the word "English" (Yengeesei, and was be stowed upon the inhabitants of New England by people of Virginia when they refused to aid them in a war with the Cherokees, It meaning to them "cow ards." After the battle of Bunker Hill the people of New England, having es tablished a reputation for bravery, ac cepted the name. . 'Queer" Meeting. Frem the Montgomery Adiertifer. Two husbands in Los Angeles, boy hood friends, met suddenly and learn ed that they had married each other's divorced wives. The men recognized . each other on sight, but the writer of . the dis-patch In speaking of the Incident says something about a "formal Intro- There Are Store. From the Brbto! Herald-Courier. Noting that an eight-hour day for women Is being discussed in labor cir cles. The Washington Herald wants to know "What has become of the old maxim that woman's work Is never done?" In fact, what has become of the, old Woman herself -? CURIOUS BITS OF HISTORY. By A. W. 3IACY. FIFTH MONARCHY MEN. One curious by-product of the great revolution In England was the organization known as "Fifth Monarchy Men." These peoplo belived that only the godly were fit to govern, and that all civil authority should be lodged in the chu,rch. They believed also that a new reign was near at hand, which should ba known as "The Fifth Monarchy." to succeed the Assyrian, the Persian, the Greek, and the Roman, during which Christ and his skints should reign on earth a thousand years. They sought to abolish all existing laws, and substitute a slmler code based on the law of Moses. At first they supported Crom well's government, believing it to be a preparation for the new or der of things. But they soon grew tired" of waiting for the ful fillment ot their hopes, and be-s. gan to agitato against the gov ernment and villlfy Cromwell. The arrest and Imprisonment of several of their lexers cooled their ardor, and they remained quiet for some time. After the restoration of Charles to the thrown 'they renewed the agita tion, and attempted to take pos session of London. Most of them were either, killed or captured, nnd eleven of the leaders were executed for high trason. 'Thus vanished their visions ot-an im pending Wllentum. ICopirUht. MlC by JomjJi Hi Bowlet.) BAND CONCERTS TO-DAY. Bj the Jfant Gun Firtorx Bnd, Jcob O. Moodr. Director, in the mtj yard. 8 p. m. PROGRAMME: Mitch, "The" New Century" . Louit A. Ntecker. I Oterture, "Semlrunlde" Rossini To Bneezert: "Mutt and Jeff" Lose b'-The Tajlor Ryitem" Casey Wait Suite. "Dream" V. C. Powell Serenade, "The LoTcr's Dream".... Rathbun Characterbtic, "Alexander's Rag-time Band" Snyder Song for comet. "The Harbor of Lore" Blaka Medley Oterture. "All Alone" Harry Von Tiber Patrol.. "The Blue and the Gray" Dalbey Finale March; "Tippecanoe" Grorse J. Weber "The Star Spangled Banner." By tbe Fifteenth United States Caralry Band. Chief nimpeter George Bittrich. asslttant leader, at Fort Mjer. Va.. 720 p. m. ' PROGRAMME: Mar-h. "Col. Andrus" Bittrich Overture. "Der Freischutz" Weber Clarinet Solo. "Down in the Deep Cel lar" Kroepsch (Pricdral Muilc-ian A. Langtiore.) Walt. "Beam Yru" Phlllipe Fantasia. 'i.n Ballo in Mascheri" Verdi a Serenade. "Alia Stella Confidente" Kabardi b Intermezzo. "Salome" Loraine Selection, "It Happened in Nordland" Herbert March, "Lorraine" GanBe By United Statea Engineer Band, Julim Hamper, Leader, at Logan Park, Anacostia. 7:3) p. m. PROGRAMME: March. "Greeting to Baiignr" Hall Orrrture. "Light Caialiy' Siippe Idyl. "The Mountain Maiden' Dream" Arrangvd by Charlm Williams (Duett for two clariueto.) Waltz. "Welding tt the Windi" Hall Fantasie. "The Opera Mitroi" Tnbanl Characteristic. "Hiamev Guard Mount" Linke Selection. "Mikado" Sullivan Medley Overture, "The Sunny; Smith" Lamps "The Star Spangled Banner." By the Cnlted States Soldiers' Home Band. John S. M. Zimmc'ffian. Director. 1 p. m. PROGRAMME: March. "Brookes Triumphal" Seitz Orcrture, "Poet and Pea.'int ' Surpe (By reqnest I PaMoralr Idylle. "The Xoddlng Tulip" Trinkhaus Stlecii'ai, 'Tho Geisha" Jones Indian Intermezzo. O-Ga-Lal-La".. Snyder Ei'erpts from "The I'aradie of Ma homet" PUnriuette-Ganne Finale, "tin the Bophnnn" Lincke "The Star Spangled Banner." J. GORDON BENNETT SUMMONS BROWN Correspondent Will Be His Personal Representative. The third head of a Washington news paper bureau has been recalled to the office of nis paper. This time Harry Shroff Brown, of the New York Herald, has been made personal representative of James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the paper, which Is virtually a promotion to the olllce of editor-in-chief. The two who preceded him were Richard V. Oulahan, of the New York Sun. and Edward G. Lowry, of the Kenlng Post. Mr. Brown has been manager of the Washington bureau for ten years. He succeeded George Y. Rouzer to this office. A member of the Gridiron Club and a war correspondent. hewas at the head of the profession In this city. Brown first came to the front when he was made director-ln-chief ot the Herald dispatch boat and the dozen or more cor respondents who were sent down "cover" tire Spanish-American unpleas antness at Cuba. It was he who. when the battle of Julv 3 between the fleets of Cervera and Schley was in progress, se cured a leased wire via Jamaica and telegraphed the entire story at commer cial rates. This one story cost the Herald J.i.eoo. but it enabled the paper to secure the big "news beat" of the war. Though he won fame as a war corre spondent. Brown's greatest value lay In hls abiuty as a political writer. There is not a big politician in the i'nited States whom he does not know, and his election predictions are copied from end to end in this country. READY TO ATTACK WATER TAX RAISE Chamber of Commerce Will Fight Proposed Plaii. A direct attack on any plan of the Commissioners that contemplates an In crease In tho water rates of the District and a counter proposal that the annual surplus of the water department be util ized for the purchase of any meters the, Commissioners deem necessary will De the leading features of a special commit tee of the Chamber of Commerce, which will be adopted at a committee meeting Saturday. The special committee, of which Chapln Brown is chairman, will consider the proposal of the Engineer Commis sioner that money for the installation of a system of meters be raised by an -Increase 'n the rate of water taxation In the District. The members of the committee, after going over the situation thoroughly have assumed n distinctly hostile attitude to ward the proposition, and It is considered highly probable that the report will be indorsed at the next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. October 10. The report will point out that the sur plus of the water department last year, according to the repon of the superin tendent, was SS7.19S.42. The plan sug gested by the committee Involves the util ization of this surplus and annual sur pluses from now on for the purchase of water meters or the securing of an ap propriation from Congress for that pur pose. Other members of the committee are George T. Worthington. "W. A. Foster, Charles Clagett, M. A. Leese, Albert Schultels, and Thomas Grant, secretary. "Night Schools! Open To-nltiht. The'pubne colored night schools of th$ District,' which are to open their annual sessions Monday night at '8 o'clock, will be open from 7:30 to 9 o'clock to-night for the purpose of en rolling prospective students.- Prefer- 1 ence wilt be given students of previous years, aaa those who enroll lo-mgai.- KEY HEN EXPECT TO GET INCREASE Will Appeal Grievances to H. Coapman. ' Declaring that they expect to get the 24 per cent Increase In wages, which they have demanded for the telegraphers of the Southern Railway Company, the com mittee representing the Order ofRallway1 Telegraphers will carry Its grievances to E. II. Coapman. vice president and gen eral manager of the company. T,he com mittee, which has been In the city for about a month, has received no satisfac tion from George W. Taylor, general su perintendent of transportation. "We shall .hold no more conferences with Mr. Taylor," said Chairman Alex ander last night. "He presented a prop osition to us respecting the matter, but he failed to agree to a 21 per cent in crease In wages, and that's what we are here to get. The proposition was far from a compromise, for absolutely noth ing was offered us on several of the matters which we have placed before the company." "If the entire 24 per cent Increase Is not granted, will a strike be ordered?". Mr. Alexander was asked. "Well," he replied, "I don't like to an swer that question, tut I will say that it is highly probable. Still, we will be reasonable. We shall not strike until we are convinced that the company will not grant our request." SCHOOLBOY GANG HALED TO COURf Lad Who Got Poked in Eye Reprimanded by Judge. Charged with assault, a gang of school boys were haled before the Juvenile Court yesterday afternoon for hazing. The as sailants were Philip Thomas, of 2241 Cleveland place northwest, and William Gordon, of ZXO Cleveland place north west. The complaining witness was Leon L. Starkes. of 2023 Eleventh street north-w-est, who came Into court with a black eye and a badly swollen Jaw. According to the testimony. William was riding a bicycle near the school building, when a crowd of youngsters made an attack upon him, shouting "New meat:" Prominent among the hazerswas Leon. Leon caught hold of the rear tire of William's wheel, throwing the rider to the ground. William Jumped to his feet, and Just had time to dodge a blow aimed at his face by Leon. Recovering from the full, Wlllllam poked Leon In the i ye. Leon swore out a warrant for the arrest of his young assailant. "Leon, you got Just what you de served." said Judge De Iacy. "You planned a villainous attack upon this little fellow, and then, after getting In the eye what you had intended for him. you squealed. You boys should be ashamed of yourselves. You have no greater privileges than the newcomers to the school. You must put an end to this game of 'new meat.' You have already seen what disaster two of the youngsters have met." The case was then dismissed, upon the promise of the boys that hazing would be discontinued. ACCEPTS BERBERICH'S DEFI. Ilnrdeen Will Try to Get Out of HenTy Poneh To-nlRht. Berberlch's Sons, the well-known shoe dealers, think they have a device that will securely hold Hardeen, and to-night at the Casino Theater they will undertake to make him a prisoner In a heavy leather pouch, similar to Uncle Sam's mall pouches. The big hag will be secured- wlth four stout locks of Berberlch's own election. Hardeen accepted the challenge yester day, and announced on the stage last night that he would make the attempt to-night at the first performance. The pouch Is on exhibition to-day In the show window of Berberich's Sons, In Seventh street. This promises to be the most sensa tional feat Hardeen has undertaken. Ber berlch's conditions were that they should fasten the locks on the pouch, and that Hardeen should escape without cutting the pouch, and leaving it in the same con dition It Is when he is secured in It. ELECTRIC LAMPS INSTALLED. Work Being- Rnshed on Streets In Northwest Section. Work Is being rushed on the Installa tion of 750 100-candle-power Incandescent electric lamps In the northwest section of the city. The lights are much more efficient than the SO-candle-power lamps Installed In Sixteenth street. The new lamps will be Installed In the following streets: Connecticut avenue, from II street to the Connecticut Avenue Bridge; Seventeenth street, between B and H streets; Fifteenth street, between Pennsylvania avenue and K street; Ver mont avenue, from H street to Thomas circle; Pennsylvania avenue, from Fif teenth to Seventeenth streets; Executive avenue, and around Thomas circle. Du pont circle, McPherson square, Furragut square, and Mount Vernon square. The lamps In front of the Treasury and Executive Mansion will be in operation next week. The entire system will be completed by November L Col. Spencer Cosby, superintendent of public buildings and grounds, is planning the Installation if 210 lamps In Potomac Park. Uncle Walt Says To-day: The man who sells me bumble bees and boots and shoes and sweizer cheese will have my trade for years to come, because he sells me nothing bum. He never takes my THE WISE hard-earned kale for goods inferior and stale, DEALER ad when he sells me boneless wheat, and says : "This simply can't be beat," I know the goods will not be punk he never lies about his junk. I used to buy my prunes and things from Jimpson now his hands he wrings because I chase myself no more to patronize his one-horse store. He used to show metempting beans and succotash and other gfeens, and I would order some and say: "I want the kind you've shown to-day." And then he'd send me wilted truck that made me want to run amuck. And when I visited his store, to ask him why and whitherfore, he'd -say: "This makes my spirit ache! The clerk has made a sad mistake I" I wearied of that chest nut bluff; I wearied of his wilted stuff; and every. man who pays his cash for first-rate goods and who .works the game, and all excuses he may frame. (Ccnritht. 1M1. by Heorro Matthew Adama.) ,' ' WALT MASON BANISH BULLDOGS, - SAYS HR. GORDO 'Criminal Nesrlisrence" t Foster the Breed. PROTEST TO COMMISSIONERS Attack br Tantne on Little Anna Hayes Leads to Demand that An- tnorltlea Protect tbe Chlldrer Ileaats Are "More Dnnsero Than the Lion or Titter." stating that it Is nothing less thd criminal negligence on the rart of th District government to permit bulldogsl to remain In the city, muzzled or other wise, Fulton R. Gordon, real estate op erator, has sent a letter to the Commis sioners requesting that action be taken to rid the Capital of this specific breed. CIte Other Attacks. Mr. Gordon's letter follows: "The Hon. Commissioners, District of Co lumbia. Washington, D. C. "Gentlemen: I observe by The Washln ton Herald that the nine-year-old daugh ter of Thomas Hayes, of TJOO H street northwest, was seriously Injured yester day by a bulldog owned by Dr. Norval Herbert, of 2115 H street northwest. It seems to me that this is becoming such a frequent occurrence that our government should take Immediate steps to rid the city of this particular breed of dog. U you will remember, it was only a few months ago that a child was almost torn to pieces by one of these dogs on Co lumbia road, and In that case also it was the pet dog of the household. "About two years ago I was attacked by one of these beasts, and since that time I hove taken note that it Is not an uncommon occurrence for one of these ferocious animals to turn on children without the slightest warning and lltrr ally tear them to pieces, and In everv case would have killed the person at tacked had some person not come to their rescue, as did the boy in saving the life of the little girl yesterday. "I might add that the muzzle law does not protect children from the attacks of bulldogs, for the reason that they alwavs make the attack on their master's own family, or within the home or yard where they are not required to be muzzled. Fiercer Thnn n Lion. "It seems to me that the bulldog is more dangerous than the Hon or tiger. for the reason that we protect ourselves against such animals, but there is no pro tection for the helpless child against th's treacherous beast. "I trust that this object lesson will make the same impression upon you, gen tlemen, as the killing of the little girl did the other day with the motorcycl- carrying two passengers, which ou promptly investigated and passed a rule prohibiting. I hope now that you will take the same fearless steps and banish all the bulldogs from the District of Co lumbia. "I again wish to state thalit seems to me criminal negligence on the part of our grvernment to allow these dogs to remain In our District another day. Very truly yours. "FULTON K. GORDON. "September 3. 1911." War on the Tntrleata. The Commissioners yesterday directed corporation counsel Thomas to prosecute In the Police Court all persons owning unlicensed dogs, whether the canlne3 are running at large or are confined to the premises of the owners. This action is based on a recent ruling by Judge Pugh In the Police Court to the effect that the dog tags are simply for the identifi cation of canines, and that owners who keep their animals on the premises can not reasonably be fined. The corporation counsel decided that the regulations apply to all dogs. Mr. Thomas Is of the opinion that Judge Pugh will change his ruling when t'.ie District officials make a careful presen tation of the case to him. If the ruling Is not changed, the corporation counsel has been directed to carry the matter to the higher court. PROPHETS SEEING SIGHTS. Monnreh John II. Shreve Pleased rrlth Convention' KemiltH. Though the sessions of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm have closed, there remain in Washington sev eral hundred delegates, who will see the sights of the Capital. A number will sail for Norfolk Sunday night, and go from there to their homes. Monarch John H. Shreve, chairman of the finance committee, was busy yester day paying bills Incurred by the con vention. There is sufficient funds to cover all expenses without an extra as sessment, he said last night. Mr. Shreve also expressed the highest satisfaction -owr the success of the convention. "The nssembly was the most success ful held in the tw-enty-one years of the organization." he said. "That the order will be benefited greatly by the gathering I .-1 beyond doubt. To the untiring work of the members of the general committee unreserved credit must be given. It was their efforts that maintained Washing ton's reputation as the best convention city in the land. The newspapers also deserve the thanks of the order for their part In making the convention what it was," Hint for Mr. Edison. From the Dallas News. Personally, we would be willing foi Mr. Edison to postpone further work on his storage battery If he would employ the time In producing a fashionable ladles' hat that could be retailed for J2. then gets trash will hate the man J '1 i, . ' i - - j-j 1 I ite&afifes.. -r.-cws- iiiiV&ftl&aa i." V, ' . a. aC?;A..