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31 J WASHINGTON HERALD ITHE Rain and warmer today; to morrow clearing and colder. Temperatures jesterday Max imum, 59; minimum, 32. The Herald has the larger, morning borne circulation, and prints all the news of the world, with many exclusive features. WASHINGTON. D. CL MONDAY. MARCH 24, 1913. ONE.v CEjT. NO. 2360 V i LACK OF DOLLARS OF DIPLOMATS President, Commenting Upon McCombs' Declination, De t dares, "It Is a Pity." SITUATION IS SERIOUS Ambassadorial Salaries Are Woefully Insufficient to Maintain the Pres tige Usage Demands. WHAT IT COSTS TO MAINTAIN EMBASSY The following table will show ap proximate!) what it costs to main tain an einbass) at the eight posts of the ambassadorial rank: Counts Kxp Salirj Krazil . . JJD.irtO Jl'O) Austra-Hungar) ... $40,000 J17.M0 Prance J6O.OP0 J17.D0O I Herman Empire ..JSO.nno $17,500 Great Britain $7j,000 S1T.B00 Japan l,000 J17.M0 Mexico J3ii.( $17.5"U Turke) S5.om 17.rJ plus. t fcenousl) concerned because of the re peated refusals of prominent Democrats to accept hiRli diplomatic appointments on account of tinancial inability to main tain proper!) the positions. President Wilson vesterdav practieall) appealed to the countrv to back him up in a request that Congress pa) amba'sadors and ministers enough to enable poor men to r present this countrv abroad This appeal was made in a statement concerning the declination of William F. McCombs of the offer of the ambassador ship to France .Mr McCombs declined solclv on the ground that he could nut afford to take the place The Prmlilrnt'tj slalrmrnl. The President said "I am ver) orr) indeed that Mr. McCombs cannot accept the appointment to France I was par tKularly anious that he should. M admiration of his aliilit). mv knowledge of .his Angular capacit) for grasping complex situations, mj confidence In his tact and resourcefulness as well as tn) affection for him and the intimate re lations that of course exist between us combine to make mv disappointment very great Indeed But I. of course, appreci ate the force of the reason he gives He would have accepted at an unreason able sacrifice and I could not further pi ess tht offer upon him "It Is a great pitv that the countrj lias to ask -such sacrifice of thoe who are invited to serve It abroad a service w liich ever) v ear becomes more exacting and mort important The Kicriflces of time, of money and of opportunit) at liom is rv "cnoUM for an but men of large means and leisure, and the diplo matic scivite is unnt cessaril) ham pered ' i, Mr McCombs' refusal followed that of Richard Olnej and Charles W. Eliot, who both were offered the Ambassador ship to the court of St James The late lutelaw Reid maintained the Embasfc) at London at a cost of tome thing like $100,000 a vear Ambassador Herrick, now holding the post declined liv McCombs. ib said to be spending $100, WO a ear to maintain the social pres tige of his office. tnnrildntrs llcsllnlc. It is known that Xorman'E. Mack has been hesitating about going as Ambas sador to Vienna, because he feels that it would cost much, and it is said that H B. Fine dean of the faculty at Princeton, cannot make up his mind to be Ambas'ador to Berlin, being a com parativelv poor man Representative Nicholas Longworth two -.ears ago introduced a bill to pur chase propertj in the world s capitals for the United States, and increasing diplomatic salaries It failed to pass. The salarv of an ambassador is S17.M0 a car. and an expert opinion given here yesterdav In John Barrett, who has been in the diplomatic service as min ister, and Is now director of the Pan American Union, is that J-S.COO is the least that one can spend and maintain the dignitj of an embiss). Even at that figure, which is believed to be modest, the ambassador or minister would be $5,000 In debt to his salarj at least at the end of every jear. UNDERWOOD COMMITS HIMSELF TO SUFFRAGE Majority Leader Tells Miss Elsie Hill He Was on Woman's Side. HE OPPOSES AN AMENDMENT Representative Oscar Underwood last night committed himself to woman suf frage in a statement made to Miss Elsie Hill, daughter of former Representative Ebenezer Hill of Connecticut, and a prominent figure in the fight being made in Washington for woman's rights. Miss Hill called on the Alabama mem ber to discuss some of the phases of the question, and in the course of the con versation Mr. Underwood said that while he did not favor the proposed Fed eral amendment the women want, he -was on the sidepf the suffragists. He said he felt that the matter should be taken uP State by State, and if the women in the various States wanted the ballot, they should have it. Action should be taken by the State Legisla-, tures. he said. He said that his conversion to suf frage on these terms dated from the last appearance of Susan B. Anthon) some jears ago before, the Judiciary Commit tee, of which he was then a member, to plead the cause of woman's rights. SUNDAY'S HERALD Contained Miss Margaret Wade's description of real gowns worn by society leaders. GET ONE AT ONCE If you failed to read what is of interest to EVERY WOMAN nd MANY MEN WANTS SALESGIRL WHO HAS WITHSTOOD FLAMES Philadelpkiu Writes to Chicago Police Head Asking About Girls Who Are Good on $8 Per. Philadelphia, Starch 23. Registered as "Allen T. Marshall," of Mobile. Ala., a guest at the St. James Hotel, this city, is anxious to make the acquaintance of, and marry one, of the Chicago sales girl who has resisted temptation and lived upon her salary of JS a week. He has written to the chief of police of Chicago asking him to put him in communication with one of the "good 3 0unc women." The guest at the St. James admits that "Marshall" is net his name and con fesses that It is because of an unfortu nate matrimonial experience that he is looking for the girl who has withstood the rtre on JS per week. The first venture was with a society girl of the South, and her fondness for cigarettes led to the divorce court. Ho has been tree two vears, and wants a wife who has been too poor to buy cigarettes DR. FRIEDMANN FEELS ELATED Says Report of Results Attain ed from Turtle Bacilli Are Encouraging. PREJUDICE DYING DOWN Berlin Physician Declares He Is Now Getting the Fair Show He Asked For. New ork. March 23. "I feel greatly encouraged ojer the results attained from the turtle bacilli treatment here." said Dr Fricdmann toda) at his suite at the Ansunia The German physician spoke through one of his associates. Dr. Maurice Sturm. Dr. Fiiedmann was in cheerful mood, parti) due to the apparent improvement in th ca-es of seven of his patients at Bellevueliospital, as demonstrated when the-, .valkt-d into the room where, on Saturdav. the doctor innoculated twent)- tlirec mote suffereis "For a time it looked as though a stub born prejudice had arisen against me. ' the ph)slclan went on. "but it needed seme visual demonstration to turn the tidi Now I am i-atlstled that the peo ple here are giving me a fair trial. That is all 1 hav e asked I expect to prove to them the efllcac) of the cure" Dr Fried,mann waved aside a criticism of Dr. Karl von Ruck, of Asheville. N. C . a specialist in tuberculosis treatment, who was quoted in a medical Journal as sa)ing thit the Friedmann culture Is not pemianenti) effective- Proved In Germany. 'I think it has .been adequately proven fn the cases of S babies treated by me in Germany eighteen months ago that the turtle vaccine works a permanent cure." iuoth the doctor. "In ever) case the babies Improved from the first in nociil.ntion. and the) have continued to linpiove until most of them arc entlrel) cured. ' During his absence from German), the ph)sician said. Ms patients are under tare of associates of Ills If further in noculations ire needed, thev will be ad ministered before his return home. Asked what he thought of a suggestion b) critics here that the improvement marked in the cases of the Bellevue patients was. due to a more tranquil at titude of the-sufferers. the doctor replied- "I am not approaching the treatment from the pathological aspect. Mere men tal tranquility will not effect a cure. while the turtle bacilli will." Oft Friedmann remarked that since coming to this countr), he has been be- ged by ph)siclans all over the land. asking him for the formula of the cure. Gelt W Ire from Const. Thev want to know how I do it how I got the serum and all about it." said the doctor. "Well, if I gave It out it would belike giving away an invention before vou have been able to demonstrate it In time I will give the world the bene fit of my discover). For the present I want to work It out m)sclf " Among a flood of telegrams received by the ph)sician was one from a resident of San Francisco beseeching him. in the name of humanit), to send one of his ph)slclans there so sufferers from tuber culosis may be treated at once. Dela), the telegram went on. might mean death to many -victims. Dr. Friedmann would not comment on the telegram, except to give out the hint ttuit he is unable, be cause of his engagement here, to get out to the coast. DIES SIX WEEKS AFTER BEING DECLARED DEAD Edward Connolly Has Romantic Career and His Life Ended Under Same Unique Conditions. Spokane. Wash . March 23. Edward Connoll), recluse, pioneer homesteader, civil war veteran, and enthusiastic stu dent of Shakespeare, who was pronounc ed "dead" by the Superior Court of Spo kane County six weeks ago, really died in this city this week. He had a brother who' was killed In the Indian mutiny ut Calcutta, and his aunt was the famous Ann, Devlin, who suffer ed a bayoneting from English soldier)' rather than reveal the hiding place of the Irish hero, Robert Emmet. An eccentric, apparently sour-tempered old man. beneath the surface Connolly had a sunny disposition. From his rough log cabin on his homestead south of Spokane, taken up In 1873, and retained as a home ever since, many a wanderer deDarted fed and warm. To the few he permitted to enter into closest friendship with him he revealed a rare and ap parently Inexhaustible fund of anect dotes of travels all over the world, of battles on Union gunboats, of early trials In the Western wilderness, ot long months of roving. Connellys came to the United States in 1SS", and the following )ear became a fireman in the United States Navy, serv. ing on the United States steamships Potomac, Hartford, and Richmond. To the end he was the proud possessor of a prized letter from the executive officer of the Hartford, Lieut. Commander L. A. KImberly, dated United States flag ship Hartford, Mobile Bay, November X, 1S. and reading: "This Is to .certify that Edward Connolly was attached to this ship at the time ot the capture of the forts, ironclads, and gunboats In Mobile Bay, August S. 1S64." Connolly never married, and has no relatives surviving him, so far as Is known. The funeral was held In Spo kane, and the eccentric character's re mains now rest in Falrmount Ceincttr). GIVES-CORRECT -VERSION OF GETTYSBURG' ADDRESS LaaaBlhavMJwaaai By -.'---l HiKWr -.JJmYnVnVI snYEv' ? .SrawH HBaBaWBBBaBaW '.-.l BpBBBjMJiHPBjHHj NPiBaaBV w'ftlH Bs'JBLaHlHHkaHK'LU HOOnitT T. I.I.NCOI.V. LINCOLHESS FORMEMORIAL Versions of Famous Speech May Start Controversy Re garding One to Be Used. QUESTIONUPBEFORE Son of Emancipator Faron Adoption of What Is Known as the Baltimore Test LINCOLN'S IMMORTAL GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, TEXT OF WHICH IS APPROVED BY HIS SON "Four score and seven jears ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived In liberty and dedicated to the propo sition that all men are created equal. "Now wa in engaged ir--Kroat rivil war. testing whether- that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It Is alto gether fitting and proper that we should do this "But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate we cannot consecrate we cannot hallow- this ground. The brave men, living: and dead, who struggled here have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we sa) here, but it can never forget what thev did here It U for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which the) who fought here have thus far so nobl) advanced. It Is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that caue for which thy gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that tills nation, under God. slHll have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people, by the people, for the peo ple, shall not perish from the earth. (,vrv over the Gett)Shurg speech of Abraham Lincoln, wtych led the ben- ok T-.entlv- UOOn motion Ol imii Root, to authorize the Committee on IJ- brary to ascertain the correct version of that world-famous address, has brought to light the fact that one investi gation of the subject was undertaken by the War Department in rxo. which T.s,.iied in the adoption officially by that department of the so-called "Baltimore version." which is now wrsoiui .. env iron tablets In all of the national ceme teries. This version had the. complete acquiescence of Robert T. Lincoln, son of the former President. .Mr. IJncoln has recently Indicated to the Senate committee his continued approval of that version, and it is more than probable that the committee will adopt It. and that It will be Inscribed upon the new Lincoln memorial about to be erected In Washington. In January. IKS. Congress passea an act providing for a national military park at Getosbur. and the statute fur ther authorized the erection of a bronze tablet containing the address of Presi Hr.f Uncnln A controversy over the version of the address to be used Im mediately arose, and It was not until 150S. thirteen )ears later, that Congress considered the controversy sufficiently settled to appropriate the money neces sary to make the tablet Even then the appropriation was voted a year, lacking only seven days, before the War De partment put its official stamp of ap- i An 4V.A 'Ttaltlmnre version." After that time the department was variously attacked for its 'decision, but stood Its ground. ' Tlir arlonn frwniu. Almost from the day of the delivery ot the Gettisburg speech, there has been a friendly controversy among those who heard It as to the correctness of various versions. John Hay, who became Sec retary of State,- and John O. Nicolay. both of whom were secretaries to Presi dent Lincoln; Robert T. Lincoln, his surviving son: J. P. Nicholson, chair man of the Gettysburg National Park Commission; Gen Aleshlre. Quartermas ter General of the Army, under whose jurisdiction the Gettysburg National Park restea; uen. uiiveir absibumu .kxicmi of War, and many others participated In this discussion. It developed that there were three sources of main au thority for the various versions, to which had been added a number-of minor ver sions, due to editing and punctuating the speech by many persons. None of the versions differed materially from the others In thought, but aome differed slightly In expression. Mr. Nicolay, In a letter, described the three versions as follows: O.) The original autograph MS. draft. written by Mr. Lincoln partly at Wash ington, and partly at Gettysburg. (2.) The version made -by the shorthand reporter on the stand at Gettysburg Contlnoeil on Pa are Six. Through Tralaa to Clnelaaatl aad St. 1anl Baltimore and Ohio It. It. Leave Union Station 9:10 a. m.. 4:10 m- and 12-40 night. Ticket offices. Itlli Kt ana K V Av fi1Q.Ta iv - and Union Station. ADVERTISES FOR WIFE AND IS DELUGED WITH REPLIES FROM FAIR SEX 8pratl to Tbe Washington Hmld. Snnkane. Wuh . March 21 H. C. Par ker's quest for a wife led him to the ad vertising columns. Under the head of qualifications he listed his age as sixty- three ears and.nls possessions as jv.w. One hundred women have replied as will ing to marry. One of the letters In the "extra pre ferred" clan selected by Mr. Parker Is from a woman who owns 15S acres of land and who agrees to "match dollar for dollar" with the brldegroom-lo-o, In his advertisement Mr. Parker speci fied that applicants must have some property, but that qualification has not Btemmcd the tide of answers. MAYJOARED Authorities Expect Mrs. Ea ton's Mother to Give Valu able Testimony Today. IS WILLING TO TALK Mrs. Harrison Already Has Shown Dis position to Recite All Facts in Her Possession. Hingham. Mass. March 3 Mrs. George Harrison, mother of Mrs. Jennie May Eaton will be one of the most Im portant witnesses to appear before the Plymouth County special grand Jury, when it convenes here tomorrow morn ing to hear evidence against Mrs. Eaton on the charge that she murdered her husband. Rear Admiral Joseph Giles Eaton, retired. It was learned today that the story told the State detectives 1) Mrs Harrison is the most illuminating In regard to proving a motive for the murder, as well as giving a recital of events as they transpired in the Katon household before and after the death of the admiral. District Attorney Barker Is believed to be preparing to ask for the appointment of a sanity commission to examine Mrs. Eaton. But whether this course Is tak en b) the btate. or whether the widow is indicted and allowed to go on trial for her life, her mother will be one of the State's most Important witnesses. It is thought that If the district at torney asks for a sanity commission. that he will base his plea on six lines of evidence, as follows. Busts far Sunltj" Qaemtlon. .Startling evidence given by Mrs Har rison in her desire to tell the whole truth concerning the Eaton household affairs. Statements made to Dr. Joseph Frame, the per-onal ph)slcian of Admiral Eaton, bv him a short time before he died, as vvell as extending over a period ot several )ears. Statement b) Hanna Barnes, former housekeeper In the Eaton home, that Mrs. Eaton told her a few days before the admiral died that he was getting on her nerves, and something must be dons lmmedlatel). Statement of James Prouty, a neigh bor of the Eatons, who has told the State that the Admiral told htm sev eral months ago that he "was lucky nut to have a wife who was alwajs trying to poison him." Letter Conalderrd Simulcast. The letter written by Mrs. Eaton to Marshall Galllno. hjr Chicago attorne). asking him to find her "a woman who Is a regular Sherlock Holmes t)pe of in sanity expert, to watch the admiral, who is a dangerous, subtle maniac " Statements made by several neighbors, including Harry Cate. who It Is expected will. If he can be secured, give valuable testimony for the State concerning Mrs. Eaton's feeling toward her husband. Mrs. John Howard, of Assinlppl, and a neighbor of the Eatons, said today that several months ago Mrs. Eaton wrote to her daughter. Grace Howard, asking If she were willing to testify that the ad miral had been paying her marked sic. tention. Mrs. Howard replied to Mrs, Eaton, calling her to account for putting such, an Idea Into the girl's mind. Mrs. Eaton spent the day In her cell In the Plymouth jail preparing a long state ment to aid her attorneys In planning her defense. Nothing ever published by a newspaper has made so universal an appeal, has attracted so wide spread attention as will the forth coming CHAPTERS OF A POSSIBLE AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY COL. THEODORE ROOSEVELT, which will be published every day in THE WASHINGTON HERALD, BEGINNING MARCH 30. These chapters will be publish ed by special arrangement with The Outlook, of which Theodore Roosevelt is the Contributing Editor. SERMON HEARD Thesis on Immortality Given Here While Peerless One Is Thousand Miles Away. INNOVATION FOR EASTER Church of Reformation Sunday School Listens to Famous "Prince of Peace' Sermon. Although Secretary William Jennlnxs Br) an was manv miles away irom Washington )esterda), 370 members of the Sundav school of the Church of tne Reformation listened with intense Inter est to his reasons for his belief In Im mortality. A large grafonola was in troduced for perhaps the first time In Washington in a regular religious ser vice, and many of the best thoughts from the NeBraskan's famous "Prince of Teace" sermon were made the most prominent number on the Easter pro gramme of the Capitol Hill Sunday school. Twenty )ears ago, when Bryan was a member of Congress and resided at the residence of Cotter T. Bride, which Is only a stone's throw from the Church of the Reformation, at Second and B 8treets Southeast, he was a frequent vis itor at the church's services, and the oc caslon on which he addressed the con gregation then a a oung man was re called with interest by Bome of the older members at yesterday's services. Bry an s words heard yesterday by the Sun day school were particularly appropri ate to the Easter season, and In part were as follows: "Christ gave us proof of Immortality and )et it would hardly seem necessary that one should rise from the dead to convince us that the grave is not the end To every created thing. God has gken a tungue that proclaims a resur rection. Sure of nnthrr l.lfr. "If the Father deigns to touch with di vine power the cold and pulseless heart of the burled acorn and to make It burst forth from Its prison walls, will He lcve neglected in the earth the soul of man made Jn the Image of his Creator? If He stoops to give to the rosebud, whose withered blossoms float above the autumn breeze the sweet assurance of an- (ther springtime, will He refuse the words of hope to the sons of men when the frosts of winter come If matter, mute and inanimate, though changed by the forces of nature into a multitude of forms, can never die, will the spirit of man suffer annihilation when It has paid a brief visit like a. royal guest to this tenement ot clay No; I am as sure that there Is another life as I am that I live today. "In Cairo I secured m few grains of vihtat that had slumbered for more than 3.000 years In an Eg)Ptian tomb As I looked on thtm this thought came into mv mind: If one of those grains of wheat had been planted on the banks of uir .iif- iiir jrar micr n wtw u mi Its lineal descendants planted and re planted from that time until now. m progeny would today be sufficiently nu merous to iced the teeming millions of the woild There Is In the grain of wheat an l"v'iille something which has power to discard the body that we see ard from enrth and air fashion a new body so murh like the old that we can not tell the one from the other. If this Invisible something can thus pass unim paired thiough 3.000 resurrections, I shall not doubt that mv soul has power to clothe Itself w 1th a body suited to Its new fxistenc-c when this earthl) frame has crumbled Into dust " Col George Ford Wears First Straw Of City's Season Floridian Strolls Through Peacock Alley While Panama Excites Attention. The first straw hat of the season n Washington made its appearance jester day. It floated through the lobby of the Wlllard. sometimes on the head and some times in the hand of a tanned, distinguished-looking man who, the clerk said, had just come from Tampa, Fla , and whose name was CoL George Ford. Col. Ford wore the Panama through the lobby and then, carrying It. strolled once through Peacock Alley. It seemed to blend perfectly with the avenue of flowers through which the colonel walked. The hat even excited unusual attention In this big hotel, where one Is likely to see. anything onoe. Down in Georgia yesterday the straw hat season opened. And this one "bon net" seen esterday recalled that waivers are about to be asked on the old felts, derbies and those other kinds that bear no name. AMERICAN PEERESS PRAISED BY COURT Efforts of Duchessof Marlb.oron.fb as Peacemaker Brings Commenda tion of Judge. London. March 23. Why the Duchess of Marlborough Is loved by the English people despite her martial troubles which, as every Englishman knows, are not of her own seeking was once more exemplified today by a sordid paragraph that appeared In the London papers. "At the North Lendon Police Court jesterday." the paragraph read, "Fred erick Dudley Pilcher, of Kings Cross, was charged by his wife with not sup porting her. The parties have been mar ried for thirteen years. About four years ago the Duchess of Marlborough inter ested herself In the matter, and not only got the parties together, and not only their squabble, but set them up In busi ness and provided a home for them. The business, however, was not a success, and the wife was soon supporting the home again with earnings from her sew ing machine. The magistrate praised the duchess' efforts, and learning that she was still Interested In the couple, suggested another reconciliation. When the case came up again this was found to have been accomplished, and the magistrate declared a sine die adjourn ment, remarking that the American peer ess's good work seemed to be bearing fruit. He added: "She Is a Duchess that England can be proud of." ChniupJoii Wins hnt Dies. IJncoln. III.. March 23. Cape. Epgar- dus. champion wlpg shot of the world, died hero today. UNCLE SAM WAITS 48 YEARS TO PAY $3.52 r Soldier in Crril War Gets $2.56 Due for Short Pay and 96 Cents Shortage on Clothing. Sprciil to The WuUoztca Herald. Spokane. Wash March 23. Three dol lars and fift-two cents due him for fort) -eight ears for services as a soldier In the civil war have been received by David H. Barnhart, of Kellogg, Idaho, a mining town east of Spokane. Of this amount 12.56 constituted short pay and M cents for shortage on clothing. The money Is In no wise a pension. Mr. Barnhart was a private in Com pany y. Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry, and participated in battles at VIcksburg. Little Rock, El kins Ferry, and Camden, nnd was captured In the battle of Mark Mills He was taken to T)Ier. Tex. and Imprisoned for nine months, being taken afterwardJo Red River and exchanged. He was mustered out of the service at Du Bald, Ark. "It is a long time to wait for money." said Mr. Barnhart. "but the government seems never to forget us. I can say wlthout hesitation that It is the longest time 1 ever waited for money. Still, if everybody got money due them for for t) -eight )ears, we would have no com plaint to make." CYCLlrlSfEEP OVERTHE WEST Telegraphic Communication West of Omaha, Nebr., Cut Off. WIRES DOWN AT 6:30 Kansas, Nebraska, and Colorado Suf fer Great Damage from Storms. Chicago. March 21 Numerous c) clones throughout the West para I zed tele graphic communication today and to night. Omaha, acordlng to the reports received set the local offices of the West ern Union and Postol Telegraph Com panies, was isolated throughout the night, trfi sort of communication being established between that and other and other cities. - "Our trouble." said E. T. Jones, chief operator, of the Western Union, "centers about Omaha. All wires at that point went down at 6 SO o'clock, and since that time we have not been able to reach the city cither via telegraph or telephone. "The Western Union lines arc down all through the West. At 10 3D o'clock communication between St. Louis and Chicago was broken. This, according to our reports, was caused by a cyclone at Centralia. 111., which wrecked the. Indianapolis and St. Louis lines. Other Damage Vot Repaired. "The trouble caused by Friday's storm has not et been repaired, and we now have only one line to Los Angeles and one to San Francisco. "It Is difficult to sav- at the present time just how serious the trouble is. but since the linemen have already been placed I do not believe it will take more than two da)s to restore the service to normal." Edwin W. Blakele), chief operator ot the Postal Telegraph Company, said: ' Our lines are badly crippled out ct. We have not been able to get into com munication with Omaha since 6 30 o'clock tonight. This, however, has not affected our lines to Des Moines, lajs Angeles, nnd San Francisco. The wires connect ing many of the smaller towns adjoin ing Omaha were also blown down in tne storm. ' Knalan! Hit by storm. London. March 23. All the seashore re sorts In the south of England have suf fered great damage as the result of a storm ot tremendous force that has been raging for two da)s- At times the wind reached a velocity of eight) miles an hour. The high tides blown up flooded innumerable properties. The great Iron pier at Worthing has been almost en tirely destro) ed. MIDDLE WEST IS qf THE GRIP OF STORM St. Louis. Mo . March 3. Kansas. Ne braska, and Colorado are tonight in the grip of one ot the worst storms of the winter. Heavy winds have done great damage throughout this section, and par. tlcularl) In Omaha the storm had Its greatest sweep. The full extent of the damage hsTas et not been learned: has It been learned whether there was any great loss ot life. The town of Vu tan. Nebr., is reported nearly destro) ed and five persons killed. In Colorado a blizzard gripped tne State, while in Kansas a sandstorm swept over the prairies. In Nebraska, a cyclone is reported to have done great damage. DUSTSTORM SWEEPS OVER KANSAS, OBSCURING SKY Topeka, Kana., March 23. One of the most terrific duststorms which Kansas has had in jear.s visited the central part of the State today and ended with a brilliant thunder storm tonight. A wind that afterward got as high as sixty miles an hour blew- across the State. In sandy sections the wind carried such clouds of dust that the sky was actual ly darkened. At Abilene, McPherson. and Solomon the duststorm was the worst in the memory of the oldest set tlers. The wind and the electrical dis play tonight has damaged the telephone and telegraph lines so much that only a few points could be reached. IRISH INCENSED AT STAND TAKEN BY BANK Home Rule Enthusiasts Fear They Cannot Get Parliament Build ing front Corporation. London. March 23. There was hot an ger and astonishment In Irish home rule circles tonight when It became known that the Bank of Ireland which since 1103 has occupied the premises of the old Irish Parliament House In Dublin, will not give up the premises for the new Irish Parliament, unless forcibly evicted. Ever since home rule became a living question. Its fervent adherents have spoken In whispers of the time when the Irish Parliament would meet in the fa mous old assembly house In Dublin, with Its historic paintings and pictures of the Irish- Parliament before the union. According to the report, the Bank of Ireland has secured an Indeterminable lease of the premises from the English government, and Is determined not to surrender Its rights to the Irish Parlia ment, wlhch is due to meet next year. ' SMILING SUN; GLAD THRONGS; SPRING FINERY AD These Make Easterday in Capital the Usual Bril liant Festival. HUNDREDS ON PARADE Special Services in Churches Elabo rateWilsons Attend Eastern Presbyterian. A radiance of early spring sunshln that took the edge off the stUI wintry breeze made esterda)'s celebration of Easter the usual brilliant festival. In the churches the religious observ ances were notably elaborate, though, in popular interest, tney centered In the simple rites at the inconspicuous Eastern Presb)terian Church, which President Wilson, with. Mrs. Wilson and the three Misses Wilson, attended. Both In the churches and In the "pa rades" that followed the out-flocking of society, released from its forty days of penitential quietude, was as bright a spectacle as ever, despite the chill which made furs quite as fashionable and some what more comforting than the lighter stuffs that make up the conventional Easter costume. The weather, while not perfect, was sufficient, and no part of the Easter pro gramme was omitted. From early In the morning, through the early hours of night. Christian churches of every de nomination celebrated the day that com memorates the greatest event in the life story of their Founder, and, outside the churches, the observance of the movable feast was almost universal The general public, as In the past, found its greatest attraction in the pa rades. At the end of services in St. John's. St. Matthew's. St. Thomas'. Si Margaret's. and other "fashionable churches, and from 4 until 6 in the after noon, nearly everybody was abroad in holiday raiment. Parnde an Cnnnerttrnt Irenne. Connecticut Avenue, of course, drew the biggest and brightest part of the -how. Sidewalks on that thoroughfare were crowded with men and women irarching zealously from Lafayette Square to Dupont Circle or even far theiwand then, with quite as admirable zeal, marching back, thus accomplishing their very natural purpose of seeing and !j Ing seen. The trained e)e saw that many no tables were missing, but. including th new administration's officials, there were people a-plenty to make a brave show. The rich who ride, the poor who walk, were out in their best, which formed a composite of infinite variety of form and color, with every style of hat ioC gown that has been worn spring or" intr any time the last two years. Age. In its stiff hat or crepe bonnet: vouth. In Its festive frippery, and child hood, toddling under the burden of a basket of particolored eggs, made up tlie parade that ttudged up toward the heights, and. reaching the crest, plod ded gavly down again. It was a good I v crowd, as was evident toward the lat ter part of the afternoon, when the street cats, bound for far distant parts of the District, went clanging by. loaded to the guards, and the side streets began taking up their part of the diminishing flood of humanity that had been sweeping through the main channel Velvet nnd Cloth Predominate. The most notable parade of fashion ables on II Street and Connecticut An nie was between noon and 1 o'clock, but not a fashion parade. The more distinguished members of Washington's smart world worshiped as usual in, the fashionable churches, but as regards the feminine members of th several congregations, in the velvet and cloth gowns of the past season. Some few women wore straw hats topping fur trimmed Jackets, but velvet and fur hats were almost as general as the winter suits. To wear one's new clothes on Easter is no longer considered smart in Wash ington, where the brilliant attire of th Inte afternoon was confined largely to the upper class maids and butlers, both white and black, who took possession of Dupont Circle and Lafayette Park, even to the exclusion of the nurses. In fants. and perambulators that ordlnarllv have the right of wa) in these choice reservations. 'In the absence from town of the Vice President and Mrs Marshall and the Sec retar) of State and Mrs. Bryan, there was no special interest evinced by the large number of strangers at the churches the) have previously attended, although a large congregation assembled at both the Church of the Covenant, and te New- York Avenue Preshv terian. whlrli have already become Identified as admin istration churches. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Mrs. White attended the morning service at St. Matthew's, almost next door to their home In Rhode Island Ave nue. Mr. Justice McKenna was also among the worshipers here, as were Mme. Jusserand. wife of the French Am bassador, and members of the several European embassies and legations. Art.. ; the Paradrra. Mrs. Philip H. bheridan and the Misses Sheridan. Mr. and Mrs. George Howard. Miss Cecelia May. the Minister from Ar gentina and Mme. Noan. the Minister from Uruguay and Mme. de Tena all at tended St. Matthew's and later joined the parade In Connecticut Avenue. The former Sccretarv of the Navy and Mrs Meyer. Mrs. Richard Townsend, Mrs. Richard Wallach. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Mitchell. Rear Admiral and Mrs. Clover. Mr. and Mrs. James Marlon Johnston, and Miss Sophy Stanton walked or drove up the avenue from St. John's, Lafayette Square. Mrs. John Hay, widow- of the former Secretary ot State, as usual, attended the Church of of the Covenent. accompanied by her daughter. "Mrs. James W. Wadsworth. Jr.. and the latter's two children. This was a notable family party walking south In the avenue. Mrs. William Mor ton Grlnnell and her two children. CoL and Mrs. Grant, of the British Embassy staff, and their handsome little daughter were also In the throng of known and unknown pedestrians near Dupont Cir cle.. The German Ambassador and Countess von Bernstorff attended the Concordia Lutheran Church, in G Street, but drove to and from that point without taking any part in the parade. The Miliary Attache of the German Embassy and Mme. von Herwarth were, however. among the notably distinguished couples who walked along H Street berore the , luncheon hour. Mrs. Stephen B. Klkins. who attend the New Jfork Avenue Presb) terian Church: her sister, Mrs. Arthur Lee; Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Jenkins, and Mr. Julian James, with a party nf friends. were among the "dmrtv attired, but smart, promenadera. i -.v sia.. .