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K. KEATOB. IU Hutfad BaUdtot , AtUsUe Qtj BtprentlUTr. C K. ABBOT, 63 BirUttt Bafldras. THURSDAT, MARCH 20, 1313. An Undeterred Fate. If eer there was a ruler who did not deserve his 'fate, that man was the King of the Hellenes, who was assaS' sinated Tuesday while taking a walk at SalonikL George I of Greece never was a great man or sovereign, but he was unassuming, democratic in his vvavs, affable and urbane, mingling freely with the "hoi pollou" This, depite his difficult task ever since he armed at Athens in iSoj, accounts for his success as a foreigner in winning the esteem of his people. That lie should have made a personal enemy of any one seems incredible, nor is there anything in the political situation of Greece that would warrant a regicide plot. Hence the cabled report that the King's murderer probably is insane may be the true explanation, and of the same category as that which prompted the assassination of an inoffensive woman. Empress Elizabeth of Austria, also while out taking her daily walk. His ever-present aim was popular al Icgiance to nationalism, which it was his ceaseless struggle to secure, though constantly opposed by the factionalism and instability of his Athenian popula tion. But he was firm in his adopted policy and his fight with the militarv party and his shrewd giving-in, to be the ultimate victor, is well known in the recent history of his kingdom. His lasting popularity dates from February, 1898, when as the result of an attempt to assassinate him the Helenic nation became mindful of his great services to the country of his adoption and his unselfish devotion to its welfare. We recall but one really serious riot in front of the King's palace, and that occurred in 1901, when the Queen had recommended the translation of the Gospel into modern Greek, the ortho dox. Bible being still printed in the classic language of Homer and Herod otus. But the life of his dynasty never was seriously threatened, and the King was left undisturbed to the work ing out of his plans 'for an adjust ment of the easily disturbed relation between his country and the powers and to the ever burning Turkish ques tion. It was n easy task and re quired the diplomacy, tact, and finesse of a skillful diplomat King George's domestic relations were above reproach, and the life of the rojal family set a fine example to the nation. The one thing that may disturb the international comity as. a result of his untimely death is that his son and heir, Constantinc, who is married to a sister of the Kaiser, may not be able to demonstrate that he can held his own on the .throne. Let us hope that his famous and in fluential brother-in-law may coach him in the right direction, and that, above all, if given sound advice at Berlin, he will not be such a dunce as to dis-r-gard it personal guilt" which the President, while Governor of New Jersey, had had occasion often to raise. When Mr. Taft was President, such guilt was found to be personal (National Cash Register case), and prison sentences were handed out, which now are being fought in the appellate courts. Sev eral trust investigations have been in herited by the new administration, which are being investigated. No new suits have been begun as yet There has been hardly sufficient time so far, but the opinion of the Department of Jus- lice as to "personal guilt" makes 'the public anticipate a vigorous anti-trust policy under Mr. Wilson. Dowa wMi tie Redden Caaafea?! Whatever may be the' death toll in the streets of such congested cities as New York, the very occasional fatal accidents that occur in those of our 'National Capital always come with the added shock of a superfluity. There would seem to be no earthly reason why any pedestrian should be run over and cither maimed or killed outright in the broad streets of Washington. Save at certain difficult points of traf fic there is absolutely no corner sugges tive of the "deadman's curve" in the metropolis. It is quite true that many pedes trians take extraordinary chances and lose their head when suddenly con fronted with several motor convey pances going in opposite directions, but in the case of a single automobile it is almost inexplicable that such an accident as that of the other evening should have occurred. The popular sentiment is certainly in favor of the however be wildered pedestrian, and the natural in clination is to blame the chauffeur. In this case an acquittal was arrived at but the accident supplies another note of warning that ought to find expres sion in some drastic law governing the possibly careless or reckless chauffeur. The American people have not vet ar rived at the point when pedestrians who are run over are obliged to pay a fine, as in Paris, and when it comes to the sacrifice of human life it is time to cry a halt The chauffeur who doesn't care whether he runs over pedestrian or not must be made to un derstand the law. NATION'S MEN OF AFFAIRS IN CARTOON U WMIPPJUtY l" lJr3H VTjKiiHiHVfflP xKmBOK1 SUNSHINE" "Whatever he weather may be y he. "Whatever the weather may be. It's the songs ye atna an the smiles ye wear a suucln' the sunshine everywhere. james wnitcomo iiuey. That's 1 j; Life Is, Full of "Rainy Days" "Rlti- T.lKKv'c T.11ITlftr Vor-rl le n1iirtve oleVa Krinrfif nttr! Clintiit Politeness, patience, and" pains to please makes it a pleasure to ' '. buy lumber at Libbey's. -We do business on up-to-date" lines, but' '.', we still retain the old-fashioned hospitality of our forefathers, 3 ; ; who started this business in 1829. Glad to see you whether you want to Duy a paung or ine mmDer lor tne wnoie nouse. Cypress palings and pickets, dressed $2.50 per 100. ? 'C 7icLcor' AjM-y , x if&ui Sixth Street and New York Avenue. 1 1 , T -gy e preient . fcZT-t-y T. M. FITZGERALD, President Western Maryland Railroad, Baltimore. Mr. McReynoldY Attitude. Those who anticipated that the new Attorney General would not follow up the policy of the outgoing administra tion in the prosecution or investigation of trusts, evidently have seen by this time that their expectations were er roneous. Mr. JIcReynolds is not slow to declare that he means to continue any legal action now pending, that he will take further steps for the enforce ment of the Sherman act, and thor oughly investigate charges made against monopolies or big trusts and corporations; that recognizing that the "personal guilt" phase of the pros' ""ecutions ought to be made more effect ive, he is turning his attention toward this end of his procedure. The Attorney General is determined to bring to a speedy conclusion the probe started to ascertain whether tho dissolution of the Standard Oil Trust had been farcical and ineffective, or if effective, was disobeyed, because its stock since has reached record figures on exchange. The aim is to 'determine whether the Supreme Court's decree has been violated. If it has, prompt action is to be taken. The Department of Justice is told that there is still too great a community of interests among the new Standard Oil companies and its late constituent companies, and should it be found by the department that this is so and that it operates in violation of the decree of the Supreme Court's relentless prosecutions, not of the corporations, but of individuals, is to be begun"at once. This would revive the question, of The Complete Secretary of State. The ideal Secretary of State is ad mittedly the man who emplovs the Ian guagc of diplomacy; all our most suc cessful incumbents of that delicate of fice have tacitly subscribed to Talley rand's famous saving "that language is given for the concealment of thought." From the dajs of Ham ilton Fish and the astute Sher man to the recent period of Sec retary Root our typical Secretary of State has never lost what our French cousins call "a good opportunity of keeping stilL" Perhaps some of this admirable discretion was due to legal training of the most thorough charac ter, or to those business methods that realize the fact that while speech may be silver, silence is unquestionably golden. Mr. Olney, who has been com pelled to decline the usually coveted post abroad offered him by the Presi dent, is a notable exercise o'f the pos session of tact, and no small part of Levi P. Morton's signal success as our Minister in France was due to the caution that led him. to observe on one occasion, when questioned concerning his chances of going from the Capitol at Albany to the White House, "both Washington and Albany are very pleasant places." Without in the least assuming to of fer a suggestion to the incumbent of the great and difficult oie of Secre tary of State, it may be observed that our relations with friendly nations are of a peculiarly susceptible nature, and that extraordinary caution is neces sary when it comes to pronouncing upon the internal affairs of any of the foreign powers. There is nothing that has caused English legislators more acute preoccupation than the Irish question, and it is only natural that the press and public of the tight little island should indicate a certain resent ment over any decided opinion of an opposition character expressed by a high official in another country- The master or mistress of any household usually desires the privilege of manag ing their own family and conducting their concerns with their own relations without suggestions from any outsider. It may be true that the trained di plomatist and the novice in diplomacy speak anVntircly different language; at the same time there is something un speakably incongruous in the same Secretary of State, who has officially received the entire Diplomatic Corps in the afternoon, expressing himself at an cveninp; banquet in a manner cal culated to give umbrage to any of the representatives of these same foreign powers. The man who becomes a member of the Cabinet must realize the fact that his new position imposes upon him a reticence he may not have observed in the previous stages of an emancipated and outspoken career. American "nobility" involves certain obligations, and the Secretary of State must needs be a diplomatically silent man. A LUTLE NONSENSE. SPIUA'G J.N THE CITV. In oldtlme vpring the birds a-wlns Made quite a nice display. But biplanes now, so men avow. Scare all tho birds away. In oldtlme spring- birds used to slni;; But now we miss their tones. No birds appear: we only hear The neighbors' graphophones. Horticultural Item. STATESMEN HEAL AND NEAB By FBED C. KEIXT. For Posterity. "Hear you laid the cornerstone for : new depot at your town." "Yes: and there were some novel fea' tures. We put under It a railroad sand wich and a piece of pie. A Slender Sinter. "How was the erand opera?" "Most remarkable performance of grand opera I ever saw." "In whatrarT" "The prima donna welshed less than 2001 pounds." An Intermission. "And their marrlace was such a love match. They e?n had moving pictures made of their wedding." And now yho has gone to Reno." 'Yes; six months' Interval to chsnge the films." When March Is Dry. She had some neat hose put away In keeping for a rainy day; So said this belle. But lately she was heard to fay That possibly a windy day would do as well. ' A Stranger In Town. "Can you tell me where I can And a Po liceman r Inquired the lady. "Want somebody arrested?" responded the male officer addressed. "No; I want to borrow a powder rag. 3Iareh SO in Ulster?. March 20, 1170 Richard tho Lion-heart ed leads a desperate charge. March 20, 1530 Henry VIII leads a co tillion. Better Walk. "Then ou won't give me 2 for taxlcab fare downtown?" "I will not." "OW" cried the Incensed womin, "what shall I do?" "The current way of expressing dis approval." retorted the mean man, "Is to nine. MOTOE CAE HAS ATE BBAKES. Latest Device Is on Machine Owned bj- E. R. Abadlc. One of the first automobiles equipped with air brakes is now being driven around the streets by E. R, Abadle, Jr., of California, sales manager for tho Hail Motor Air Brake Manufacturing Company. A feature of the apparatus Mr. Abadle I Is introducing Is that It not only stops I the car by means of compressed air but' makes tne compression by which the Crakes are worked. rierpont Morgan can causo more com motion about a hotel than even a Presi dent-elect Woodrow Wilson's one-night stay at a Washington hotel was marked by much less fussing and kow-towing on the part of the hotel folk than was ar corded Morgan when he came down here several weeks ago to testify regarding tne Money Trust As soon as Morgan enraged his rooms at the big hotel where he stayed when here, the management equipped a whole squad of bellboys with white kid gloves to wear when handling the man's grips. These boys did not take any other calls during the tlmo the Mazooma Chief was In the hotel, but stayed on his floor all colled and ready to spring at bis slight est wish. Morgan occupied what Is known as the Presidential suite, and sev eral other rooms besides, taking up prac tically the entire second floor of the building. Ono might have noticed a "not running" sign on one of the elevators while he was In town. That elevator was being saved for his private use. All these things were carefully Jotted down white kid gloves and all before his bill was presented. And here is the funny thing about Plerp- Morgan: He carries almost no money around with him. If one were to sneak into his bedroom at night and go through his trousers pockets, the chances are that one would not find more than 30 or 40 cents there. Tho man has no need of money. When he gets ready to leavo a hotel he doesn't bother about his bill doesn't even have his secretary see It Ho simply picks up and goes on his way, and the hotel bill Is paid by check a few weeks or months later. It Is probable that Morgan spent scarcely IS cents In actual cash while In Washington. Not a nickel In tips did he hand out during his stay here. The tips are all taken care of In the check that he has sent later on. When the check Is cashed, the amount designated for tips is turned over to the superintendent of service, who apportions the money among the bellboys, waiters. and others who waited on Morgan when ne was at tne notei. ay tnis system, -Mor gan and his trusties are entirely relieved of touching or handling or even seeing the vulgar stun that he controls. Vice President Marshall qualifies read ily as an off-band wit with & knack at epigrammatic talk. And he has a habit of kidding himself and his Democratic associates about being "poor. For Instance: On the day he was inaugurat ed. Indiana Democrats sent a wonderful big bouquet of American Beauty roses to the vice President's room. "It's beautiful. Isn't It?" exclaimed a newspaper man. res," agreed the vice President with funny little twinkle; "I can't figure out where they ever got the money." A few moments later an Indiana man. who was lntrcduced to Marshall, re marked: "Do jou know. Mr. Vice President you are getting lounger all the time "Well. I ought to be getting some thing," replied Marshall quickly; "the Lord knows I haven't been getting much money out or an this. Marshall Is going to occupy the rooms reserved for the Vice President over In the Senate Office Building, thereby making an Innovation, as those rooms havo not been used since the building was erected. Vice President Sherman did all his office work In the ornate room set apart for the Vice President across the private lobby from the Senate chamber. Jn the forenoon, before the benate convenes, when the Vice Presi dent Is dictating letters and performing his office chores, guides are permitted to take vilstors by this room, and people from all parts of the country stand In tho doorway staring at the Vice Presi dent as if he were a menagerie or a' moving picture. Marshall can sit and he stared at and try vainly to look unconcerned, like a girl In her first hobble skirt, or he can keep Us door closed and be thought "stuck-up." Rather than do either of these, he will clean up his office work, In the other building and stay In his fine, big gold-trimmed office only In the after noons between times of presiding over the Senate. Senator John Weeks of Massachusetts declares that he never bad an ambition In his life. When he was a youngster ho had not the remotest idea what he wanted to bo when he grew up, and he hasn't jet When he was about through prep school. Weeks took an examination for Annapolis and put in his four years at the Naval Academy. But he Jiad no particular desire to go there when he went. lie simply went becauso the chance came along. It matters not to him what he does. He would Just as soon be a doctor, lawyer, preacher, seed mercnant any old thing, he says. True, he made a fight for the Senator- ship, because he wanted the Job, but twas not so much the Job he wanted as Just to land tho Job. He Insists that ne doesn t care a continental about any one good Job more than another. Tor the life of him he can't get any thrill out of being a statesman. About the only fun he ever has, ho says, is DlaV' lng auction bridge. Perhaps the oddest thing about Weeks Is his head, which is shaped like a gam- brel root . (OontUht. 1S1J, hj Frtd C Keur, All Rights Bs- The Tax om DunHed Spirits Provokes InsarrectioB and the Writs of the Federal Courts Are Defied WaskiBftoa Sams-ions an Army of Militia aid Goes is Persom to Quell the Distarbaace in Pennsylvania The Coaatry Earaced Orer the New Treaty with England. King and Parliament ' than were now Conversation by the Stile. New York. March 19. The total num ber of separate telephone conversations In the United States In the year 1913 was 8,472,000.000, according to tho annual report of the American Telegraph and Telephone Company, made public hero today, or a dally average of 23.;iO,9K. Members of the first class statisticians will now be ablo to tell what part of the population of the United. States use the telephones the most CLAEK H0N0B GUEST. ot Just the same, the boy that runs from home and causes his parents terrible anxiety should be Introduced, to a good. pliable shingle. Anyway, if we have nothing to say on who shall run the city for the next' few 5 ears, we at least can have the fun of auessiag who thej will be. Speaker Will Attend Banquet Xcw York Missouri Society. The Missouri Society of the City of New York, will, on Saturday evening, March 3. give a dinner to the Hon. Champ Clark, at the Waldorf-Astoria. It has been the custom of the Missouri Society of the City of. New York to give a ainncr every year during the past four teen to some prominent "favorite son. Prominent men from all over the coun try have signified their Intention of be ing present at the dinner, among them Secretary of Agriculture Frank D. Houston, -a illssourlan. The Missouri Society of New York was organized fourteen years ago and Incorporated In 190L It is one of the largest or state societies. William J. Wollman Is the president Wilson Refuses Invitation. President Wilson has refused the In vitation to deliver a speech at the un veiling on the Maine memorial In New York on Decoration Day. It was an- nouncea at the White House that tha President would observe strictly the or dinance he has set himself of accepting no invitations away from Washington In tne nrsi year or tne administration. Baby Whale Goes Ashore. Atlantic City. March IS. Af thlrrv-nv.- foot baby sperm whale la aahora tnrfn-r on the shoals off Ocean City. He erl- aenuy loiwwea a snoai or nsh Into shal low water, wast roped by llve-savenr u ho floundered around, and" then dras-red high onto the shoals, where a big. crowd! tw-mim-wmfMrM6 ear,-? CAMDfcN, N. J. Br GEORGE FITCH, Author ot "At Good Old . Slwaak." After an American dty has passed the 100,000 mark it becomes automat ically prominent It can no longer re main unknown. Stallitlclans include it In all their investigations, the govern ment advances it to the senior class In its census reports, and the encyclo pedias give It half a page with Illus trations of its city halL Passing the 100,000 merk is -as important to a dty as passing the million mark la to a man. Camden. N. J., has been npproach Ine this mark in an unostentatious and almost furtive manner for about ISO ears and Is now within a few thousand of it In the last census, it had 91,500 neoplo and unless these pcoplo dig tunnel under the Delaware River and escape to Philadelphia before 1920, Cam den will taks, Its place in the front row with as many people as Aioany, au River, Nashville, Tenn., and otner new. fledeed metroDolL Camden is a collection of factories In the bosom of a vast market garden. Cabbage enough to feed an empire are raised around Camden, and the cost of living as a topic of conversation occupies J second place In the city to tne need or better ferry service' to Philadelphia. Camden itself contains only five square miles, but it has managed to squeexe MI factories onto this ground ana to tuck its cltlxens In between them. It manufactures ships, sewing needles and ether necessities and has no leisure class to speak of. The fastest train In the world runs out of Camden, nut this should not be taken 'as a reflection on the town. The train runs to Atlantic City, and 'comes back with'a'most equal speed. - ,'.. fmeajgM-mmt!inM Wtfwsijisna and has sloshed around in history to some extent It is regarded with, scorn by Philadelphians who refer to It as the largest cemetery In the country. How ever. Camden entertains more famous musicians and singers than Philadelphia or any other American city. This is because It has the largest voice cannery fa in the world. Whenever a musician be comes famous, he goes to the gramo phone factory at Camden and has his genius sliced up Into records for the benefit ot the U. S. A. Camden pro duces more talking machines than any otner city, no; excepting 'vesnmton, D. C.i while Congress is in session. tPlHimi, -Mtr SnnHttttw AtM-q , (Or-t-jrlshl, W. br Hir-XT A Brother-. All risUs merred.) (Cbpj-t-lsht, 1JU. bx McClurt Sc-rtptp-T Brndleate.) NO 64. While the country waited upon the negotiations, it witnessed a wholesome object-lesson in the power of its new government In March, 1791, Congress had passed an act laying taxes on distilled spirits; 'twas part of Hamilton's plan to show that the Federal government could and would use its great authority. The act bore nowhere so hard upon the people as in the vast far counties of Pennsylvania and Virginia, beyond the mountains and there the very allegiance of the people had been but the other day doubtful, as Washington very well knew. How were they to gt their corn to market over the long roads it they were not to be permitted to reduce Its bulk and Increase its value by turning It Into whisky Refuse to Pay Tax. The tax seemed to them Intolerable and the remedy plain. They would not pay It They had not been punctilious to obry the laws of the States: they would not begin obedience now by submitting to the worst laws of the United States. At first they only amused themselves by tarring and feathering an exciseman here and there; but resistance could not stop with that in the face of a government bent upon having Its own way. Opposition organized itself and spread, till the writs of Federal courts had been defied by violent mobs and the western counties of Pennsylvania were fairly quick with incipient insur rection. For two jears Washington watched the slow gathering of the storm, warn ing those who resisted, keeping Con gress abreast of him in preparation frr action when the right time should come, letting all the country know what was afoot and prepare Its mind for what was to come. Washington Summons Militia. must have won him to a stern humor to learn that 7,000 armed men had gathered In mass-meeting on Brad dock's field to defy him. At last he summoned an army of militia out of tho States, sent it straight to the lawless counties, going with it himself till he learned there would be no serious re sistanceand taught the country what was uack or Federal law. Hamilton had had his war, the coun try iu lesson. "The servile copyist of Mr. Pitt thought he must have his alarms, his Insurrections and plots against the Con stitution," sneered Jefferson; "It aroused the favorite purposes of strengthening government and Increasing the public debt; and therefore an Insurrection was announced and proclaimed and armed against and marched acalnst but could never be fdund. And all this under the sanction of a name which has done too much good not to be sufficient to cover harm also." The powers of the executive of this country are more definite and better understood, perhaps, than those of any other country." Washington nad said. and my aim has been, and will con tinue to be, neither to stretch nor tn relax from them In any Instance what ever, unless compelled to it by imperi ous circumstances," and that was what he meant the country to know, whether the law s purpose was good or bad. Oppose Jay's Treaty. The next year the people knew what Mr. Jay had done. He reached New York May 23, 1796; and the treaty he brought with him was laid before the Senate on the Sth of June. On the 2d of July the country knew what he had agreed to and the Senate had ratified. There was an Instant outburst of wrath. It swept from one end of the country to the other. The treaty yielded so much, gained so nttie. tnat to accept it seemed veritable humiliation. The Northwest ern posts were, indeed, to be given up at last: the boundaries between Eng lish and American territory were to be determined by commissioners: unre stricted commerce with England her. self, and a free direct trade with her jsast Indian possesions were conceded but not a word was said about the im pressment of American seamen; Amer ican claims for damages for unjust seizures in tho West Indies were re ferred to a commission along with American debts to Englishmen: the coveted trade with the West Indian Islands was secured only to vessels of seventy tons and under, and at the cost qf renouncing the right to export sugar, molasses, coffee, cocoa, or cotton to Europe. said ot Washington and his advisers. Many stout champions stood to his defence none stouter or moro formid able than Hamilton, no longer a mem ber of the Cabinet for imperative pri vate interests had withdrawn him theso six months and more, but none the less redoubtable in the field of controversy. For long, nevertheless, the batle went heavily against the treaty. Even Wash ington. for once, stood a little while perplexed, not doubting his own purpose. Indeed, but very anxious what the out come would be. Protests against his signing the treaty poured in upon him from every quarter of the country; many of them earnet almost to the point of entreaty, somo hot with angry comment His reply, when he vouchsafed any. was always that his very gratitude for tho approbation ot the country In tho past fixed him but the more firmly in his resolution to deserve It now by obej -lug his own conscience. Abnse Cuts Washlnsjton. "It Is very desirable." he wrote to Hamilton, "to ascertain. If possible. after the paroxysm of the fever Is a little abated, what the real temper of ths people is concerning It; for at present the cry against tbe treaty Is like that against a mad dog." but he showed himself very calm to the general eye. making his uneasiness known only to his Intimates. The cruel abuse heaped upon him cut him to the quick. "Such exaggerated and indecent terms," he cried, "could scarcely be applied to a Nero, a notori ous defaulter, or even to a common pick pocket" But the men who sneered and stormed, talked of usurpation and Impeachment called him base, incompetent tratterous even, were permitted to see not so much as. the quiver of an eyelid as they watched him go steadily from step to step In the course he had chosen. Tomorrow Washington Decline Third Term. JOB HELD BY LEWIS TO BE DISCONTINUED Washington Favors Treaty Washington agreed with the Senate that .ratifications of the treaty ought not to be exchanged without k modifi cation ot the clauses respecting the West Indian trade, and October had come before' new and better 'terms could be agreed upon; but he had no doubt that the treaty as a whole ought to do accepted. The opposition. 'Party in Congress Had refused to vote money for "an efficient navy, and so had made It Impossible to check British aggressions:- they must now accept this unpalatable treaty as better at any rate than war. A Political Crista. It was hard to stand steady in the storm. The country took fire as It had done at the passage .of the Stanm Act Warder ta!a, bad .aever. bate aaM of Colored Assistant Attorney General's Place Not to Be Filled, Says HcJteyaolds. Colored lawyers in various parts of tho country who are anxious to come to th aid of their government by serving as Assistant Attorney General are doomed to dlssapolntment by the decision of At torney General McReynolds. which has been approved by President Wilton, to abolish the office of Assistant Attorney General, now held by William IL LewK colored, of Massachusetts. The resigna tion of Lewis, who was appointed as a Republican by President Taft has been accepted by President Wilson, to tako effect April 1. and scores of applications for the vacancy have been received. The office held by Lewis was created by Congress during the second Cleveland administration for the purpose of han dling the Indian depredation claims. there have been no such claims arising since 1S34. the work has been practically disposed of. and Is now han dled by only two or three clerks. In ad dition to the head of the office. Attorney General McReynolds immedi ately upon entering office looked about for means of curtailing the cost of op eration of his department and it was decided that an Item could be saved by ellntnating ono Assistant Attorney Gen eral. It is proposed that the remain ing business of this office shall be con solidated with the office handling tho cases In the Court of Claims. That office was made vacant by tho recent death of Assistant Attorney Gen eral John Q. Thompson. It Is not ex pected that his successor will be ap pointed until the reconvening of Congress for the extra session. DEDICATION DAY SET. Ceremonies at St. Matthew's Will Tnfe Place April 1. Elaborate ceremonies, continuing all day. will mark the consecration and dedication. April 1. of St Matthew's Church, in Rhode Island Avenur. near Connecticut Avenue. Cardinal Gibbons and other noted nrelates of the Cath olic' Church will participate. Mgr. Thom- as Lee, pastor ot the 'church, already has retelved acceptances from many prominent churchmen invited to be pres ent The church, which Is retarded as one of the most beautiful and complete in the United States, takes the place of the former St Matthew's Church, which was located on the site ot the present South em Building, at Fifteenth and II Streets Northwest Cardinal Gibbons will bless the church and consecrate the altar. The ceremonies will begin at 9 o'clock In the morning. There will be three separate services during the day and evening: and all will be attended by visiting prelates. At 11 o clock the aDostolIc delegate. Right Rev. Mgr.-Bonzano. will sing the pontifical high mass, and Archbishop Keane, of Dubuque, Iowa, will deliver the sermon. In the evening at 7:43 o'clock there will be vespers by Bishop O'Connell of Richmond and a sermon delivered by Bishop Donohue of Wheeling. W. Va st Paid Mam hows tm&ot ln SeM."