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Dallv and Sunday... ....... ......5 cents cer montn
Daily and Sunday. ............... ...J5.40 per year
Dally, without Sunday.... is centa per monui
Dally and Sunday 46 centa per month
Dally and Sunday...: . 15.43 per year
Daily, without Sunday centa per month
Dally, without Sunday... .......JJ.00 per year
Sunday, without Dally........... 12.40 per year
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second-class mall matter.
Everybody is knocking the war tax.
Cosmetics are sometimes not even skin deep.
The German navy seems to be afraid of the water.
A cool head and cold feet do not usually go to
gether. Republicans are making severe attacks on the
war tax bill.
Civilized warfare is even more terrible than the
old barbarious kind.
Why doesn't the Mad Mullah come on and take
his place in the picture?
Louisiana planters used to raise sugar cane, and
now they just raise Cain.
We hope the government will never go to loan
ing mone on cranberries.
Those who suffer from laziness rarely get rich
enough to suffer from ennui.
husband likes to give his wife advice, although
he knows it uon't do any good.
We hate to tell you, Jason, but winter shoes will
be higher than summer oxfords.
Abratt the only certain thing in baseball is that
Washington does not win pennants.
bid the hookworm investigators catch it, .too? -Or
did they just get tired and quit?
Cossack who says he killed eleven Uhlans single
handed ! probably named Munchausen.
You hae not heard of the cotton exchanges buy
ng anv cotton at lo cents, have you?
Km. then, attending the yacht race will be one
expense tiiat we will all avoid this falL
Well, the rivers and harbors bill is not so bad
since they squeezed the water out of it.
In the tittered lexicon of the Sixty-third Congress
.here is no such word as adjournment.
Somebody ought to do something to Villa, but
wc h,ie no!ody to recommend for the job.
Sing a ong of sixpence, a pocket full of rye;
you can sell it at a profit when Virginia goes dry".
Virginia voted for prohibition, but it remains to
be seen whether she will get prohibition or not.
The newspapers used to be so hard up for news
that they would print the doings of the seismagraphs.
The trouble with the new currency system seems
to be that the banks won't loan money to people
with poor credit, while people with good credit do
not want to borrow right now.
Efforts on' the part of this government to induce
Villa and Carranza to come to peace terms by both
abandoning their presidential aspirations are, of
course, to be commended, but past experiences indi
cate that if the effort should by any chance prove
successful the row would simply be changed to a
three-cornered otie.
As a Democrat Representative Levy will be much
more open to Secretary Bryan's suggestion that he
sell Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson; to the
government to "commemorate the great Democratic
administration of President Wilson," than he was
to the hysterical and persistent clamor lor him to
part with his property some time ago.
Gen. John French, in command of the British
troops in France, visited Paris and purchased several
cases of whisky for his staff and four bottles of rum
for his own personal use. Gen. French seems to be
making good as a fighter, and the old question which
Lincoln asked the complainants against Gen. Grant
will be appropriate. What was the brand of that
rum which the English commander purchased for his
own personal use?
The War Has Uiified Americans.
- At such -a time as the present the sterling quali
ties of the American people come to the front It
is a -time of crisis in our business- affairs of peculiar
nature that has never been seen before in t,he coun
try's history; and this statement is none the less
true because it is a crisis that was entirely unfore
seen and is even now.not'entirely appreciated .by the
mass of people. The "appalling war that is being
fought in Europe affects the United States in a
degree only second to that with which it affects the
the interests of the European nations. Whoever
wins or loses as a result of the war, an incalculable
destruction of the world's accumulated wealth will
take place; and of this loss the .-United States must
expect to bear a very considerable .share. This is an
unpleasant fact, but it is a act. There is no use of
anybody's trying to avoid it To look at the matter
in its nearest and most obtrusive aspect, Europe!
holds perhaps $5,000,000,000 worth of the demand'
notes of this country in the shape of stocks, bounds,
and other evidences 'of indebtedness, and whenever
the stock exchange opens in New York a great por
tion of these notes will be presented to us for pay
ment These will be presented, not because the hold'
ers of the notes think that American business affairs.
are bad, but becauie they desire to raise money for
their own needs, or, in other words, to replace" the
wealth that has been destroyed on the battlefields of
France and Belgium. They will ask for this money
and they will ask us to ship it to them in gold.
It may be that when the stock exchange opens
and nobody knows whether or not it will open before
the war is ended these demands will not be as great
as is now threatened. We cannot tell about that ex
actly, but we must be prepared for the demands,
whatever they are. Therefore, it is something from
which every one should derive hope and courage,
rather than dismay, that the people are bracing them
selves to stand the shock in the best possible man
ner. Political differences are being forgotten; radi
cal propositions which were so common a few months
ago, looking forward to a destruction of wealth on
our own account, are no longer agitated; extrava
gant schemes of national expenditure are being
abandoned; raids upon the rich are no longer ad
vocated as a-means of bringing the millennium, and
business men and stockholders in home industries,
who have been buffeted and batted for so many
year, are temporarily left in peace.
One of the most gratifying signs of this tend
ency has been the general rallying of hands in sup
port of our present national administration. Every'
intelligent and self-respecting man feels that now
is the time to stand by the government, whether he
thinks the government is worthy of just criticism in
(many respects or not. He feels, and feels rightly.
that minor dinerences ot opinion snouia oe aDanaon
ed and that he should give his ungrudging support
to thoe who stand on his own country's battle line
and are charged with the responsibility of taking care
of the great interests, common to all. Nevertheless,
while we think that the underlying motive which has
inspired the general praise of President Wilson's at
titude and conduct in recent months has proceeded
from the source described, we are bound to say
that, in our judgment, most of this praise has been
deserved for intrinsic reasons. The President has
been calm, patient and far-seeing when other peo
ple were nervous, excited, and perturbed. He curbed
tile thoughtless purposes of those who would make
the government's necessity for more revenue an ex
cuse for an additional and unjustified increase of the
income tax. He promptly recognized the unwis
dom and unfairness of imposing a tax on railway
freight revenues. He was quick to recognize that
there should not be a moment's delay in having re
course to the provisions of the Aldrich-Vreeland
emergency currency act. and he unhesitatingly asked
the advice of men prominent in the business and
financial world as to the wisest course to pursue.
But we trust we shall not be considered as at all
hedging our position of unflinching support of the
President when we refer to the very obvious fact
that from one point of view, the war has been a
lucky development for his administration. The tariff
policy of the Democratic party, to which Mr. Wil
son committed himself, has turned out disastrously,
and the war has served to obscure the fact. This
tariff policy has resulted in a stupendous increase
of importations of foreign merchandise merchandise
which was previously purchased from domestic pro
ducers and all without any compensating advan
tage to us. In the fiscal year from June 30, 1913, to
June 30, 1914 that is to say, long before the Euro
pean war was ever thought of, our importations of
foreign merchandise increased nearly $11400,000;
and the fact is. summing up the mass of figures on
this subject, that in the foreign trade operations of
the country since January 1 alone, the balance in
our favor has been $318,000,000 less than in the year
preceding. Despite the largely increased value of
our imports of merchandise, the decrease in the rate
of duties collected under the new tariff was such
that the gross amount of duties collected by the gov
ernment fell off over $26,000,000; and as the ex
penses of the government increased in the same pe
riod nearly Si 8,000,000, there was a shortage of
nearly $44,000000 in government revenues before
July 1, or nearly a month before the European war
broke out
No one will deny that the upsetting of our for
eign trade, caused by the war, would have necessi
tated the raising of additional money for govern
ment purposes, even had the Aldrich tariff law been
jn existence instead of the Underwood law which
followed it; but, in all reason and justice, we de
sire to point out that, even if there had been no
war, the Underwood tariff law would have produced
arid was producing a large government deficit.
the candidates chosen by the leaders, trusting: ia
their superior wisdom, is a question for "the apostles
of, the primary to. determine. '
A comparison of the Democratic and, Republican
votes with the number of enrolled voters can only
be encouraging to Democratic hopes in November.
A glance at the Progressive vote, cast-for the candi
date .indorsed by CoL Roosevelt, will surprise even
those" who have been convinced for some time' that
the Moose is vanishing from the State.
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Women aad War.
r N New York the other day
the procession of women
mourning over the war had what
seemed to me a great signifi
cance. A few years ago it would
not have been possible. It would
not even have been thought of.
And if it could have been
thought of the absurdity would
have given it check. This year
it was not absurd. The reason
was that public opinion in re
gard to women had changed. It
had grown used to women's ex
pressing themselves. It had come to recognize that
women had a right to have their way.
Now those who find the militant movement in
England so hard to understand may See a clew. Those
violent women, whether they knew it or not, were
not merely fighting for the right to vote. They were
fighting for the right to stand on an equality with
men in all living. They were"pressed forward by
an urge stronger than any mere intellectual concep
tion of justice, far more important to the race.
What is most significant about the public agitation
of women is that it represents the highest intelligence,
the finest ability and character. What King George
said a few weeks ago in praise of the qualities of the
seditious Ulster men might have applied to the mili
tant suffragettes and with far more reason. In Bos
ton, for the past few months, women and men with
no special interest in suffrage have been respectfully
speaking of the extraordinary showing made by the
advocates of political equality in their public parade
where, in great numbers, the finest women of the
city showed themselves. "It's a high-class movement.
all right." I recently heard a Bostonian remark, one
of those stern believers that "women ought to be at
home." Like many another, he had come to think
there must be something worth thjnking about in all
this unrest
It will cause bitter reflection when Germany hears
that Gen. Louis Botha, premier of South Africa, is
urging the Boers nSt to remain neutral, but actively
to take the side of Great Britain in the war, and
that the Boers are responding with enthusiasm. The
fact also speaks eloquently for the success of Great
Britain's administration in the Transvaal in the
twelve years since she was in bloody conflict with
the men who now loyally support her.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo could not have
done less than publicly admit that he was in error
when he accused two prominent New York banks of
charging excessive interest on- loans to correspondent
banks. It was a duty he owed to the public and those
patriotic bankers whose efforts have so greatly helped
the administration to meet the problems resulting
from the war. If Mr. McAdoo would now make
public the name of the Southern banker who in
formed him that New York. banks were charging
7 per cent and who has since admitted that the rate
was only 6 per cent it might have the effect of mak
ing Southern bankers more careful in making" charges
against the Tfew York Institutions. As a matter of
fart, most of the hoarding 50 far discovered has been
ia the South.
The war startingly emphasizes the changed posi
tion of women. Not long ago it was taken for
granted that women should accept war and have
nothing to do with it, save as they could be of serv
ice in succoring the wounded and the sick and in
helping out in such small ways as they could. Of
all the silences of history there is none so pathetic
as the silence of women in their attitude toward war.
Back through the generations there is hardly a pro
test Such clamoring as the women have made has
expressed their grief over the wounds in their own
hearts reflected from the wounds on the bodies of
those near to them and dear. War. is a masculine
institution, they were taught to revere. It was even
made a reproach to them that they could not go out
and fight themselves, inferior creatures that they
were, incapacitated for this high service by their
weakness. The best they could do was to bear male
children and to send them with noble courage to the
field of battle. On this theme the utterances of the
first Napoledh were of an impudence fairly colossal.
He regarded marriage as an institution mainly de
signed for the legitimate bringing of children into
the world to fight his battles. The marvel is that
the women of France did not get together as one
woman and tear him limb from limb.
Why Gen. Dix Was Made
Secretary ef the Treasury
The late La Grand B. Cannon waa ohe
of the wealthy cltlzena of New York
who became prominently Identified with
the organization of volunteer regiment
at the outbreak of the civil war. He was
associated with' Gen. John E. Wool, who,
early In JSO, waa placed In command ot
the military district of which New Tork
City waa the center. After Gen. Wool
waa, transferred to Fortresa Monroe CoL
Cannon, ha a "member of hla itaff, served
with him at that point
In hla later yeara CoL Cannon waa fond
of narrating some' of hi experience In
civil war days and In the period lust
prior to the outbreak of hostilities. He
waa one of the founder of the union
League Club In New Tork. and he fre
quently gathered around him member
of the club, to whom he narrated, with
charming; simplicity and yet dignity of
manner and with a singularly appropri
ate narrative style, some of the anec
dotes associated with hla earlier experi
Upon the walla of the Union League
Club CoL Cannon had caused to be
placed certain memorials of Gen. John
A. Dlx. and one day while chatting; with
nia irienas nia eye happened to fall upon
one ot these quaint emblazonries, and he
"I suppose there are very few persons
who know how and why Gen. Dlx be
came Secretary of the Treasury near the
close of the administration 'of President
Buchanan. At the time Gen. Dlx became
Secretary of the Treasury the general
presumption was that it waa because of
his fine record as a soldier and his vig
orous declaration in favor of maintain
ing the Union at any cost. "
"But the real reason for his selection
was different from that ascribed by the
public. In the early part of the last year
of President Buchanan's administration
Philip K. Thomas, who was Secretary of
the Treasury, went from Washington to
New Tork to see If he could secure from
the New Tork bankers a loan of J3.000.000
for the Federal government Thomas
waa ready to make any terms. He said
to the bankers when they met In con
ference that the Treasury Department
was perilously near bankruptcy and that
t3.000.CO0 was Imperatively needed.
"At first the bankers declined to make
the loan, but a comtnltteeof citizens, of
whom I wa one, visited the bankers and
said that, as a matter of self-Interest,
they ought to make the loan, because if
the credit of the government should be
come greatly Impaired private credit also
would soon be Injured.
"After much hesitation the banks
agreed to loan the government 13,000,000.
but upon the express condition that all
of this money should be used in payment
of the currant expenses of .the govern
ment. "Not lont after the Treasury Depart
ment received the money the greater part
of it was transferred to New Orleans.
New Tork banker were very indignant
They . protested to .President Buchanan
that this wa a violation ot the agree
ment and declared that the New Tork
bank would 'decline again to lend money
to the government.
"Buchanan aaked whether it there were
change in the Treasury Department
the banker would be more favorably
disposed, and intimated that he might
appoint lien, Dix secretary or the Treas
ury. It waa clear to blm that the ap
pointment of Dix as Secretary of the
Treasury would be so satisfactory to the
New Tork banker that they would be
resily to make another loan to the gov
ernment "In a few days Thomas resigned aa
Secretary of the Treasury. Gen. Dlx waa
appointed, and he .had no difficulty in
securing & considerable loan from the
New Tork banker on much more favor
able term for the government than
Thomas wa compelled to accept before
be secured his loan of $3,000,000.
"That la the real reason why John Av
Dlx became Secretary of the Treasury
late in the administration of President
(Cbnrcicbt. 311, bj E. J. Edwards. All .rights re
setted.) Tomorrow Dr. Edwards will tell "How
Daniel Lamont Became a "Millionaire."
One nri the Doctor.
Country Doctor (superintendent
Sunday Jchool-Now, children, who can
tell ine what we must do In order to go
to heaven?
Plight Ioy We must die.
Country Doctor Quite tight, but what
nurt we dc before we die?
Bright Boy Get sick and lend for you.
Boston Transcript.
Her Generutm Hubanil.
"My husband Is so good to his em
ployes." "Is he really?"
"Tea. he came home lata last night all
tired out, poor fellow, and I heard him
murmur In his sleep, "Jim. I'll raise you
ten. And business so dull, too. Bos
ton Transcript
A Line o' Cheer Each Day o'
the Year.
(Written Eim-vl? for The HrrsVl)
(Opjrtetit. ')
Tou envy kings? Tou like to reign?
A Kingdom walls you ngnt at nana
A kingdom quite as rich in gain
As e'er a monarch could command
The kingdom of your Heart and Mind.
Richer than wealth of Ind its pelf.
The sceptre and the crown you'll find
In realmbs of your potential self.
"3)6inss of Society !
Fifty Years Ago.
September 30, 1864 Mr. Rose O'Neal Greenhow, the Mott Celebrated
Woman Spy of the Confederacy, Was Drowned While Attemptinf to Land
from the Blockade Runner Condor Off Fort Filher, N. C Her Strikm
(Written expressly for The Washington Herald.)
Now some women have learned better. They are
teaching the others. The movement has only just
begun. It never will be stopped. The time is surely
near at hand when women will clamor for their right
to have something to say as to whether there shall
cr shall not be a war. And their clamoring is likely
to be far more effective than the weak protesting that
now going on among men all over the world.
Direct Primary Results.
There was not a single surprise in the results of
New York's first direct primary. Even the smallness
of the vote was forecasted. Glynn, Democrat and
Whitman, Republican, organization candidates for
the governorship, were nominated by huge pluralities,
and Davenport. Col. Roosevelt's choice for Pro
gressive support, has apparently defeated the "same
old Bill" Sulrer. The contest for the Republican
nomination for the United States Senatorship alone
was close where anything important was at stake.
The result cannot be regarded as unany sense a
triumph for the direct primary system. The figures
indicate that throughout the State only about one-
third of the enrolled vote was cast, which must be
disheartening to the advocates and authors of this
plan to let the people rule. Had the task of nominat
ing been intrusted to conventions, as of old, the
selections would have been the same without an ex
ception, as those nude at the polls. In fact, the
successful candidates were chosen by the party lead
ers, or "bosses," but without the convention formali
ties. Whether the leaders were extremely fortunate
in selecting the very man the people wanted for each
important office, or whether the people concluded
to vote with something approaching unanimity for
"When God wipes the slate clean," said Bossuet.
He is beginning to write." He is writing now in
letters so large that any one can read. He is tell
ing mankind that the only plagues are not those that
result from physical disease, expressions of filth and
qualor. There are other plagues that result from
causes ecn deeper, reaching back into the soul of
the world, from the wanton disregard of those simple
human principles which are the only security of so
cial relations, which we accept Sn theory but not in
fact, which we deny, boldly and flagrantly, by our
long-established habits and customs. Hitherto, wom
en have stood apart and felt that all these violations
must be right because men think so and say so.
With tear-stained eyes they have sent their' sons to
kill the sons of other women. It has seemed to them
the only thing to do. Will they go on doing it after
they have learned better?
Bank Makes a Discovery.
Secretary McAdoo's list of hoarding country
banks was particularly interesting to one of the
big national banks of this city, especially distin
guished for its liberality in granting credit during
this time of stress. It found in the list a bank whose
weekly pay roll money it had been providing on rep
resentations of being hard pressed. New York
Commerce and the War Tax.
In the month of August, when the war had its
maximum influence upon shipping, the imports from
the United Kingdom were about $3,000,000, or 15
per cent less than in the same month of 1913. This
is not a very serious contraction when for ten days
or a fortnight most of the Atlantic shinning as
tied up. But the supplemental revenue bill which
the House has just passed, almost without debate,
proposes to add $i05xx,ooo to the revenues on the
assumption that nothing whatever will be imported
trom any 01 ine oeingerent countries tor a vear.
Philadelphia Record.
Loss of Railroad Revenue.
The newly-discovered evidence, as the liwvrrc
sav. on which the Interstate Commerce Cnmmiinn I
has eranted a rehearing to the application of the rail-'
roads for an addition of 5 per cent to their charges
consists of the returns for June and July. In June
the loss of gross earnings was over $10,000,000 and
the loss of net exceeded $4,000,000. In July the loss
of gross was nearly $10,000,000 and the loss of net
was brought down below $1,000,000 only by cutting
the operating expenses over $&ooo,rx. That cut in
operating expenses is one of the things that the busi
ness community would like to avert, but there will
be still heavier economies by the companies if they
are not allowed to raise their charges Philadelphia
Fifty years ago trday Mrs. Rose
O'Neal Greenhow. the most celebrated
woman spy of the Confederacy. as
drowned while attempting to land from
the blockade runner Condor off Fort
Fisher, X. C.
Mrs. Greenhow, wlu- had leaped Into
notice at the beginning of the war by
supplying to Gen. G. T. Beauregard mili
tary information which In! to his win
ning the Battle of Bull Kun. had goiie
abroad after being released from the old
Capitol lYison at Washington, In which
she spent the winter of 1S61-1
The object of her Journey abroad was
service for the Confederacy, the exact
character of which is not clear. It would
appear that she carried dispatches in
the rirst Instance, and that during her
foreign residence her talents and attrac
tive personality were employed to uiii
friends In high circles for the Confed
erate cause.
Only a revelation of the many delicate
negotiations and ambitious plans that
were put on foot In England and France
to help the Confederate government
would throw light on this brilliant wom
an's labors In those C""Untrlcs.
Mrs. Greenhow nas as well equipped 10
act as a secret agent nt a court in
Kuroie as she had been to nt t rs a spy
in Washington. She was well connect
ed, well educated, of sparkling vivacity
to her by the President and the Cabinet
there seems to be no doubt."
In London Mrs. Greenhow used all
the powers of her beaut)-, grace, and
wit to further the cause ot the Confed
eracy, and not without suceess. She
was the romantic heroine of the hour.
Other Southern women' In London were
Jealous of her. Nobles and peers courted
and feted her one. Indeed, became en
gaged to marry her and she had an
audience with the queen.
When asked to do so. she readily told
of her experience In prison, of her
anguish In seeing little Rose suffer, of
her Joy on reaching Richmond, of run
ning the blockade under fire from Fed
eral ships.
She wrote a book called "My Imprison
ment. " which was brought out In I.on
don in November, 1S"3, and attracted
much attention. She visited France and
was received by the Emperor.
In August. ISM. Mrs. Grienhow left
England for a visit home. She cm
barked at Greenock, Scotland, on the new
steamer Condor one of four fast, three
funnel boats built that year for running
I the blockade, the others being the Fal
con, Ptarmigan, and Vulture. The Con
dor was commanded by Capt. Hewitt,
afterward an admiral in the roal navy,
1 who was knighted by Queen Victoria
quick Intuitions and deep understanding for services as an ambassador to the
of mankind In Washington she had I King of Abyssinia.
used her social position and her wide I In such a ship and under such a cap
acquaintance in official circles to secure tain. Mrs. Greenhow was assured of a
Information. In Ixindon and Paris she I fast voyage home. and. so far as pos
sible, of a quick dash at Its end past
the Federal fleet off the Cape Fear
River. She had no fear herslf. but she
had cause for concern over the voyage,
for she carried a sum of gold belonging
to the Confederate government, and.
doubtless. Important papers
Dmrrned Xenr Laud.
The Condor made a sucii'ssful land,
ing, passed through the fleet and was
within measurable instance of safety,
when an obstacle ahead caused her pilot
to relinquish command and decline to
proceed further. A Federal ship seemed
directly In her path, an the bar. It was
actually a wrecked blockade runner.
The Condor veered from it and ran
aground on the bar. In a moment there
was dire confusion on board
Mrs. Greenhow, fearful that the ship
would be captured, and determined to
used her talents to make friends.
I.entea Port nt lnht.
On leaving Washington In June. l'-U
beln;; escorted through the Federal lines
as a released prisoner Mrs. Greenhow
had gone to Richmond, where Jefferson
navLs thanked her In person tT what
she had done for the South.
She next went to Charleston, where
Gen. Itcauregard nas on duty, ami
thence to Wilmington to await passage
out of the Confederacy in a blockade
runner. Sh was here several weeks.
The people of Wilmington showed her
much attention, though few knew the
character of the business that was tak
ing her abroad. It was ostensibly to
place her little daughter. Rose, aged
twelve, who h:id shared her Imprison
ment, in school at the Sacred Heart ,
Convent In Paris.
One of the residents of Wilmington 01 gaTe the Boa (and doubtiess no less the
mat any rme 01 ner as cnarimnh. papers) ,n her charge, besought the cap-
cultured ana intelligent, a nanasome tan) 1 taln to send hfr aghorp ,n a boat. The
titted to grace any sphere in life. captain yielded to her entreaties
Mrs.-tire, nnow ana ner uaugmer .i.ra .though he knew there was danger in
ai ine varou.ia ,,i , ,,. short, sharp seas of the bar. A
"One morning she was gone. She andLi,, ... i--.,i j .i,h rm nr.r..
the child had dropped down the river how , ony pang,,,. pushed off from
the night before on an outgoing steamer, tne gtcamer. Its rowers heading for the
gotten through under cover of darkness.
and were speeding away towatd Bermuda,
Paris, the sacred Heart and other
things." so runs the story. "What those
others things were will never be known
they remain for" all time as shrouded In
mystery, as is the last resting place of
the Great Seal of the Government she rep
resented. But that she went abroad as
an agent on a sjeclal mission entrusted
Deacn it nad gone but a little way
when It was swamped, and Its occupants
were thrown into the water.
Mrs. Greenhow, her body weighted by
a bag of gold and her limbs encumbered
by a heavy silk dress, sank to rise no
more. The sailors were rescued, and the
Condor, escaping from the bar, reached
safety before dawn.
That morning Mrs. Greenhow'a body
fair In death, was found upon the sands
near Fort Fisher.
Reverently It was taken to the chapel
01 ine seamen's Bethel in Wilmington.
A Confederate officer wrote of seeing
ner mere "in tne sailors' Church, beau
tlful In death, though she had lived past
ner rauumi youtniui prime." The dav
after the funeral services were held in
tne cnurcn or her choice, St, Thomas'
ti-ainonc). and her body laid to rest
in uaKdaie cemetery.
J Kindly hands marked her grave and
kindly hearts kept her memory green
In Wilmington. Her tombstone bears
, two inscriptions. That on the front
"Mrs. Rose O'Neal Greenhow Bear
er Dispatches to the Confederate
Government. Erected by the- Ladles'
Memorial Association."
On the reverse la (he following:
"Drowned off Fort Fisher, from the
Steamer Condor. In attempting to run
tne uiocxade. September 30. ISM.'
(Copirtht. Mil.)
Tomorrow Gen. Hood 1
calnst Sacrman's rear.
Secretary of State and Sirs. Bryan
returned to Washln'gton yeaterdax from
Ashevllle. N. C. where they have- spent
several weeks.
The vouncer members of society Jour
neyed out to the Chevy Chase Club last
night for the dance which Miasnipman
Wotherspoon, ion of Oen. and Mrs. Woth-
erspoon. gave in honor of his classmates
at Annapolis. The invitations were sent
to the midshipmen only and. they had the
privilege of Inviting any young taay
they cared to.
The guesta were received for Midship
man Wotherspoon by Gen. Wotherspoon.
MaJ, and Mrs: Conner, and Mrs. La Sas
sier, of New Orleans. Before the dance
Gen. Wotherspoon entertained at dinner
and. hla guests were MaJ. and Mrs. Con
ner. Mrs. La, Sassier. Miss Emily La
Sassier. Miss Pauline Stone. Midshipman
Shumaker, and Midshipman Wother
The Russian Ambasador and Mme.
Bakhmeteft will return to Washington
from Newport today. They have spent
several days in New York en route to
The German Ambassador. Count von
Bernstorff, will return from New Tork
early next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Pfleuger. who
have been residing at the Dresden
Apartment, have taken apartments at
the Powhatan, and will reside there for
the winter.
Mrs. George W. Vanderbllt and her
young daughter. Miss Cornelia Vander
bllt will not come to their Washington
residence until January, but will remain
at BUtmore House. Ashevllle. N. C.
Dr. and Mrs. James D. Morgan and
Miss Eleanor Morgan have returned to
Washington and are spending a few
weeks at their country place at Chevy
Chase, "Dudlea."
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mireau. of Phil
adelphia, motored to Washington for a
brief stay, and while here are guests
at Hotel Powhatan.
Mr. Chauncey Hackett has gone to
New Tork and will accompany Mrs. Hack
ett and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hen
nen Jennings back to Washington the
latter part of this week.
Mrs. F. A. M. Hopkins, with Mrs. N.
Monroe Hopkins and her two daughters,
sailed for America from England yester
day. Thev have been In Paris, and later
I were guesta of Countess dl Slbour in Cam
bridge. England. Dr. N. Monroe Hop
kins will remain In Paris In connection
with his work in the French Red Cross.
Invitations have been sent out for the
marriage of Miss Adele Kingman Water
man, of St. Louis and Washington, to
Mr. George T. Worthlngton. Jr., on Tues
day. October SO. The ceremony will be
performed at the home of the bride's
grandmother, Mrs. Thomas T. Turner.
1111 New Hampshire avenue. Owing to
mourning In Mr. Worthlngton's family,
the ceremony will be very quiet but a
small reception will follow.
The bride and bridegroom will reside In
Washington, and have leased a house at
1309 Twentieth street northwest.
Miss Waterman's mother and sister.
Miss Winifred Waterman, are In Swit
zerland, and their 'return has been so
delayed that they will not be able to
reach Washington In time for- the wed
ding. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wilson, of Mobile.
Ala., who have been spending some time
at Atlantic City, arrived in Washington
I for a brief stay, and are guesta at Hotel
Mrs. Christian Hemmick. who has been
spending a great part of the summer at
the Ontiora Club, an artist colony in
the Catskill Mountains, has returned to
Washington. She has leased her home
in Sheridan Circle to Mrs. John J. White,
and will occupy another house she owns
at 163! Rhode Island avenue. Mme. Drey
fus Barney, daughter of Mrs. Hemmick.
has recently returned from China, and Is
visiting her mother. Her husband has
returned to France to offer his services
to the French Red Cross. Mrs. Dreyfu"
Barney may also Join the French Red
Cross later. She has taken a course in
nursing, and speaks a number of foreign
languages fluently.
Miss Emily Beatty. daughter of Rear
Admiral and Mrs. Beatty. who has been
visiting n Seattle, Wash., returned to
this city yesterday.
Commander G. L. Stone. I". S N. ha
gone to Norfolk, from whence he will
sail for Vera Cruz to join the Vermont,
of which he H executive offi er. Mrs.
Stone and their two children will spend
the winter In Washington.
Representative Augusta P. Gardner,
who has been spending a number of
weeks nt his home in Massachussets.
has returned to Washington. Mrs. Gard
ner and Miss Gardner will also come
to Washington in a short .time.
Mrs. L. P. Wadsworth, and her daugh
ter. Miss Helen, of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
are making a brief visit to friends, and
while here are guests at Hotel Powhatan.
For the past three winters. Mrs. Wads
worth has resided In Washington.
Gen. Horace Porter is the guest of Mrs.
Frederick F. Thompson at Canandlagua.
N. T. Gen. Porter spent part of the sum
mer at Bar Harbor, Maine.
Miss Emily Tuckerman was elected one
of the directors of the Casino at Lenox
at the election there on Monday.
Washington society Is much interested
In the announcement of the engagement
In New York yesterday of Miss Eugenia
Bisscll, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jos
eph Blssell, to Lawrence Millet eon of
the late Francis D. Millet and Mrs Mil
let of Worcestershire. England, who
: perished on the Titanic. Young- Mr. Mil
let's rather was well known and admired
in Washington and was an intimate
friend of former President Taft and
Capt. Archibald Butt. Capt Butt and
Mr. Millet went 'down in the Titanic to--gether,
so survivors say.
The Spanish Minister to Cuba, Dr.,
Eugenlo Cantero and Miss Patrocinloi
Cambrella were married on Monday by
Mayor Mitchell at the city halt in New
Mrs. Eugene A. Carr haa closed her
house In Twentieth street and gone West
for two months.
Mrs. Henry D. Clayton, wife of Judft
Clayton, of Alabama, will visit friends in
Washington and New York before re
turning to ber home. Judge Clayton will
leave Washington tomorrow for his home
In Montgomery. Ala. Mrs. Clayton will
flrst be the guest of Mrs. Wilton J. Lam
bert and then of Mrs. Ollle James la
Washington, and will then go to New
York, where she will visit Mrs. Bedell
Mrs. Cary Langborne. who has spent
the summer at Osterville, Mass.. has re
turned to Washington, and is spending
several weeks at the Grafton before tak
ing possession of her residence here.
Cards have been Issued by Mr. and
Mrs. William Sloussa, Qulntor for ths
marriage of their daughter. Helen
Elizabeth Camp, to Warren W. Grimes.
Monday afternoon. October li Jt IS
o'clock, at All Souls Episcopal Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Colby Dodge have re
turned to their N street home after their
summer stay at Atlantic City.
Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Dixon, who have
spent the summer at their country home
on Lake George, will not return to Wash
ington from there until November.
The marriage of Miss Ethel M. Jones
and Mr. Baxter Tanner will take place .
at 8 o'clock tonight at St. Paul's Church.
Eleventh and H streets northwest. Miss
Sara Unger will be maid of honor, and
the bridesmaids will be Miss Rebecca
Merrtam. Miss Joanna Best Miss Helen
M. Myers, and Miss May Carty. of Fred
erick. Md.
An army retiring board is appointed to
meet at Washington. D. C. for the ex
amination of officers ordered before It
Detail for the board. Brig. Oen. Henry
G. Shame. Quartermaster Corns. CoL
John L. Clem. Quartermaster Corps; CoL
Charles Richard. Medical Corps. CoL
Richmond P. Davis. Coast Artillery Corps:
Lieut. -ol Henry t. r isner. jienicai
Corps; recorder. First Lieut- Thomas C
Musgrave. seventeenm intaniry
Capt. William H. Moncrief and Capt
Howard H. Johnson. Medical Corps, de
tailed as medical examiners and witnesses
before the army retiring board appointed
to meet at Washington, u. c . in oraers
of this dtrte.
So much or paragraph jo, special oro -s.
No. at September 8. L914. War Ie,
mnt as relates to Col. Adelbert n -hire
and Lieut. Col. John L Hayden.
Coast Artillery Corps. Is revoked.
The rouowing assignments are orareu.
to take effect October a). 131 "oL Adel
bert Cronkhite. to Fort Randolph. Canal
Zone, and assume command of the Coast
Defenses of Panama.
The following-named omcers nesignatea
fnrt commanders: MaJ. William E.
Cole. Fort -Sherman. Canal Zone. MaJ.
James B. Mitchell. Fort Grant, Canal
Zone. The following-named officers re
port to the commanding officer. Coast
Defenses of Panama, for duty on his
staff: First Lieut, Guy A. Mix.; Second
Lieut. Harvey f. Allen, secona ueui.
John E. Sloan, and SeOI Lieut. Joluv
A. Hoag.
Chaplain r rederJcJt u. rvunnecae. oeconcr
Field Artillery, incapacitated for active
service on account of disability, which Is
nn th result nf anv incident of tne
servce, ia wholly retired from the senrtce.
and his name win nereaner oe omuna
from the Army Register.
Capt. W. W. Gilmer to command Colo-
l.leut. D. P. Wlckersham to Kentucky
Ensign J L. Nlelson to Oregon.
Ensign Max De Mott to Sew Jersey.
Surg A P. Mclean to Solace
Surg. R E. Hot to Minnesota.
Surg. F. A. Asserson to Atlantic Re
svme Fleet.
"Do broken or crushed stone street
pavements, as laid In manv suburban
sections of the District fall under the so
called Borland amendment to the District
appropriation act of 1!14."
This question, put to the District Com
missioners by the Brightwood Park Citi
zen's Association. yesterda led Corpora
tion Counsel Conrad Km to hand down
. decision that the act refers only to
fixed" types of pavement, and not to
macadam thoroughfares.
William SIcK. Clayton presented the
brief for the association, and the points
raised being fco unique and technica
the Commissioners passed it on to the
Corporation Counsel.
The feast of St. Francis of Assisi wi'l
Be celebrated bv the Frjnciec an monks
of St. Sepulchre. Brooklaml. in the
Memorial Church of the Holy Land at
the Brookland monasterv Sundav Sol
emn high mass mill be celebrated by the
Dominican Fathers at in a. m. Ilea
Bonrann. apostalic delegate to the
United States, will assist at the throne
and the sermon will be delivered by the
Rev. l.eo I. Dubois. S. M. The after
noon service, at which there will be
compline and benediction, followed by the
"Transitus, ' or death, of bt Franc
will be concluded with the veneration of
the relic of St. Francis.
Millinery Distingue
For women who demand a
note of individual distinc
tion in their dress.
An unusually attractive ar
ray of Frenclj. models and
American adaptations in
Tailleured Hats and Toques
await your inspection.
BOTTS, 2021 14th St.
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