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Government-owned Merchant
Vessels Needed as Naval
Auxiliaries, He Says.
Treasury Secretary Wants Congress
to Appropriate $50,000,000 to
Build Merchant Marine.
fr; ci.l fo Tli WaJinistua Herald.
1 idi-maroUs Iiid , Oct. 11 In a speech
h-n tonlprt li.iorc the business men of
this cit frertiiry of the Tretsury Mc
Adoo disclosed his new plan for shipping
M JlcAdoo has Jut started out on a
tup across the continent, chlel! for the
purpose of stirrms up sentiment for a
reviial of the eToit lij the 1 ils-on ad
ministration to push shipping legislation
hrr.ugh Congress Mr. McAdoo s speech
t. msht was regarded as refiectins the
Ftand that President Wilson will take on
this question.
Mr. McAdoo presented the old govern
ment ownership plan which was deflated
In the last session, after a lonp tight, in
a new drets He proposes that Congress
shall appropriate C0.6ud.000 Instead of tne
JW.OO9.O00 provided in the original bill
Instead of bujing t-hips already pbiis
the seas, he proposes that the govern
ment build new vessels designed as aux
iliaries to the I'mted States nay.
He -would hae the government itself
operate some of these vessels between
this country and South and Central
American ports, and ajso between this
country and the Orient. Others of the
vessels he would lease to private indi
viduals or corporations under certain re
strictions The Secretary also suggests
the creation of a Federal shipping board
to manag th government ownership
Hs proposes, too. that power be lodged
with some agency of the Federal govern
ment to regulate the merchant marine
companies and suggests that the ship
ping board be empowered to act in con
junction with the Interstate Commerce
Commission In arranging for through
bills of lading and epcciil ntes between
the railroads and the steamship lines.
Mr. McAdoo emphasized deeply the
naval auxiliary feature of the proposed
government ownership plan, and many
here gained the impression that the Wil
son administration was about to seize
upon the preparedness issur as a means
I ".".J ... ohi
legislation in the next Congress Tev Dr j B Hingelev addressed the
Four Hundred Vcsicl reilcd. conference and said that there were
The most remarkable feature of Mr 3 6VI retired ministers. 3.&10 widows of
MeAdoo's speech, however was an at- deceased ministers, and 500 dependent
tack by him upon the offlci lis of the children under lfi vears of age that de
Pacific Mail Steamship Companv. This served to be cared for by the church
company recentlv hold its vess.ls plying and for whose support the ttOO.OOO will
lwtwecn the Pacific Coast and the Orient, be used.
and went out of business Decause. accord- Washington churches have been asked
ing to the statements of the officers, they to give jr.,W of this sum as their pro
could not afford to operate under the portionate share, Baltimore and Fred
burdensome provisions of the recently mck churches contributing the balance
ducted -eannn's law From the large attendance last night
secretary McAdoo charges that it h an1 tl,e "entiment expressed by the
not the seaman's law which forced the speakers it U expected that the money
Patinc Mail ivople to discontinue blisi- UI be nid without much trouble.
nes. but the oP ortunitv to reap a big The afternoon session was called to or-
j.rortt throuph th. sale of their ships on ' -r at 4 o clock and. following devo-
the Atlantic siul-napl whtre abnormal 'J0"1' orv ices, addresses were made by
cargo rat.s were 1.. ing charged ,.' Herbert Bichardson endowment sec-
Secretarv McAdoo -a.d that he had retarv . V. U McDowell. District super-
written to i-ecn't irv
of the Navv Dan-
iris asking him what number of nvr
ihant vessels would be required to have)
the American nav v as it is touav at lis
maximum usefulness and ellicnnc in
time of war Admiral Benson replied for
Secretnrv lnniels that it v ?uld require
4W meichint vessels for auxiliaries, with
a total of 1 ITIiOi gross tonnage Admiral
Benson idded
"in addition to the above, should our
own c 1st b. mv.sted or even oef iium
nlly viited. tht re would bo requned a.
lirge nuuibtr of sm ill vi"-sil fitted for
mine Mr ing -iv at least 321 of such
v. ssels of altout 1 ii grc! tons eacn '
Seen l-rv Me doo Mid that these 3?1
small vessels for mine sweeping could lie
supplied fiom our coastwise shipping, hut
that eif the 1.17 ''fiM gross tonnage needed
feu otlioi auxiliaiy purposes, not more
t'lan 7M " gr ss t rag could be con
verted into i iv ll auxiliaries from our
present merchant in irirc. This, the Sec
retary coi. tended, leaves us with a deli
eiencv of about m gross tonn ige to
meet the needs of ojr navy as it stands
To meet this need Mr McAdoo pro
posed that Congress appropriate $.".n m) -iiOO
for the building of these auxiliary
daft He declared that tho government
.should proceed immedint. ly with the
einstruction of these uxiliaries as a
lrt of tlie program -f prep iredness
The designs for the vessels should bo
pissed upon and approved by the Navv
of the Bulgaria forces addressed an
order of the day to the army recalling
the victories of Bulgarian forces in the
first Balkan v ar saving that they were
deprived of the beiefits of their
achievements by the 'ircacherous acts
of the enemy "
Unofficial advices from Rome Indi
cate that the Ita'ian- are about to
end an expeditionary force to aid the
Montenegrins in an invasions of Bos
nia and Herzegovina
The Bulgarian minister. Nadji Mi-
heff. will .cave tomi'-rovr. going to
The Hague, where lit will represent,
his country The Spanish minister
here will take charge of the Bulgaria
affairs hero.
Varna .and olher Bulg'ian ports on the
Black Sea. v here a landing bv Russians
might be mule, hue b. n strongly forti
fied under tho l're tion oT German otli-
. rs :.nd pie p-ot ted by heavy mine
A Keuter riip'et h fim Athena via
Amsterdam savs
"Tuil.ev hit pls id her ammunition
works and wo arinv orps at the elis-
posal of Bulgaria Turev is to icceivej
coal and certain wni materials from
Bulgeria, and also is eoipoweied to Use;
ISulKiirlan poits in the Black Sea Tic
Sultan is permitting Euiopean Moslems
to enter the Uulgaiun army"
Morphine and heroin were stolen Tucs-1
dav night from the O'Donnell drug store. '
Third street And Pennsvlvania avenue
rV.th?il"''.rd,"''Lt:.llep0.made l
wilc ..ca.s.un;. a 11c iiuvi ut Liiiccs en-'
. .1 .V... ... v.. i VI .1... t
ii "", i, ,i v.." .u !f
a side. door. Police believe the drug
Mf. j.v .. u jj. v,it'i uuiicviuu
.street northwest, reported the theft from
. .n.i4muiit ,lnrn Till. TQ nt Sl rt nwt I
hrr apartment since July IS of $33 worth
cf clothing.
Alice Valentine, 40fl Massachusetts ave
nue northwest, wax robbed of Jewelry
valued at 313.
A buggy was stolen from C J. Shechy,
fcjQ street northwest, Tuesday night,
A. M. Miller reported the theft of a
roll of building paper, valued at UJa.
from 3401 Lowell street northwest.
Workers Threaten to Paralyze Rem
ington Factory. Making 3.000.000
Rifles for Allies.
Philadelphia. Oct. 13. One hundred
union toolmakers of the new Remington
Arms plant at Bddj stone, built for the
manufacture of 3.000,000 rifles for the
E-.,Ilsh and French armies, started a
strike today which, it Is declared, will
completelj paralyze the great plant. The
men quit because of the unexplained dis
charge of three union workmen. One
hundred and fifty machinists, represent
ing the balance of the present working
force, will quit work tomorrow, union
leaders declare.
At a meeting of the strikers tonight a
committee was appointed to direct the
stride The workmen also formally or
ganized by election of officers and the
formul.ition of bv-laws.
Between 1000 and 20,000 skilled workers
have been hired by the Remington Edd
stone plant during the last four months
and the. bulk of this force was due to be
at work before winter.
Rev. Earl Cranston Asks Washington
Methodists to Give to $300,000
Something of the hardships experienced
by those who choose the profession of
minister for a life-work, and a strong
appeal that the Methodist churches of
Washington raise their share of the
J3OHO00 fund to be provided in five years
for the support of retired ministers, their
widows and orphan children, was voic
ed last night by Bishop Earl Cranston
at the McKendree Methodist Episcopal
The occasion was the Washington dis
trict convention in the interest of the
conference claimants endowment fund of
the Baltimore anhual conference.
"What the soldier's widow Is to the
nation the minister's widow is to the
church," said Bishop Cranston, "and the
women of the Methodist Episcopal
Church owe the widows and orphaned
children of retired ministers a comfort
able living for the work which those men
have accomplished for the church while
thev were in active service.
"Every man cannot get to the front,
and tTie bravo men in the ministry are
those who (hy by day go along un-
gnidginslv and do the tasks allotted to
their faithful whes who are such a com-
"'" ; ivcv. . . oanics, oi
iaiLMiiiii t:
mioa ouiTjuicrv rRumuitu
Industrial Expert Becomes Assistant
Chief. Succeeding Lewis Meriam,
Who Recently Resigned.
Mi's Helen I. Sumner, industrial ex
port in the children's bureau of the De
pigment of Iihor, was appointed assist
ant chief of the bureau bv Secretary Wil
son vetorday. She succeeds Lewis
Meriam. who recently resigned to be
come scientific assistant for the bureau
of municipal reseaich in New Tork City.
Frank S Drown, statistical expert, has
been named to succeed Miss Sumner, and
be will lie succeeded by Miss Emma
Duko, the changes to become effective
toil iy
Miss Pumnor entered the children's bu
reau In Fobruarv, 1"13, and In August of
that vear was made statistical expert,
she is a graduate of Wellesley College
.md rcc iveil a di grce of doctor of phllos
ophv from the Lniverslty of Wisconsin.
IJosides being the author of several books
she has hael a wide experience in social
and industrial work.
Every Purchaser Receives Pound Box
of Lady Fairfax Candy and Bou
quet of Gude's Roses.
Be-rbench's shoe storts have been so
rushed by nthuM istic participants in
their fortv -seventh anniversary that It
has b en decided to continue the sale
until Siturday night next. It was the
original intention to conduct this sale
for m.t on week, bjt the response was
so great that it has been found neces
sary to carry It well Into the second
week, and it Ins now been decided to ex
tend the celebration to the end of the
two weeks.
Every purchaser of a pair of shoes
rece'ves pound box of Lady Fairfax
c?ndv and a bouquet of Glide's roses
The main attraction, though. Is the array
of new fall styles in footwear. It has
been the aim of the Berbench stores on
thesp anniversary occasions to display
the most complete range of styles possi
ble and to place before the men and
women of Washington the latest exam
ples of tho shoemaker's art. This season
the nur.ber and varictv of styles dis
played is atti acting unusual attention.
J business j ear for Washington." declared
'Ross P .-endrews. president of the Re
j tail Merchants" Association, to a repre
jsertative or The Herald recently. "I
'have made a number of Inquiries among:
frJends w, th V'ew, t0 determining in
d:ank'ent"'e fr ' ? l ss - for
th u,nTter- a, rfS"U l th"e n
I nuuico a. jj 1'ttiiiiuub fcc- -coujr aui
the' 'busfesT season"
in four icara.
"uiiieo su.hijh:iuu Ul 1110 CHJUU-
P1 .. liiii-(iArB j-tnmnt jhwInM V 1 . .
' f course, greatly Improved. The
, !M, ,.,',: tuJ i. ji.
t" the allies was taken up indicates the
riinfiiionpo rf thA nil httania n-nrM .,?
lh, ot cou wln nRccU& through-
.. " ...w0.
out the country. The loan Itself will
have a very decided effect, I feel sure.
The money Involved stays In this coun
try, and goes immediately Into circula
tion. And It Is new circulation, not
money taken from one field and placed
In another; It is money that has been
hoarded and the hoarding of which
brought about the business depression
cu me jasi two or inree years,'
Washington Should Be Given
Representation, Says
E. F. Colladay.
Members of Connecticut Avenue As
sociation Hold Meeting in Army and
Navy School Hall.
Enactment of a Constitutional amend
ment civ ing citizens of the District the
privilege of voting for Presidential elec
tors and electing two Senators and a
proper number of Representatives to Con
gress was urged by Edward F. Colladay,
president of the Federation of Citizens'
Associations, in an address last night
before the Connecticut Avenue Citizens'
Association In the assembly hall of the
Army and Navy Preparatory School,
"This is a project," he said, "that Is
being seriously entertained by many per
sons of Influence. There Is nothing In It
inconsistent with the fundamental theory
that Congress shall exercise exclusive
control over the National Capital. The
plan would eliminate the anomalous con
dition of taxation without representation
that prevails here."
ISctt Bridge Needed.
Mr. Colladav spoke of the value of the
Federation of Citizens' Associations In
expressing organized public opinion. He
then discussed in detail the needs of the
section bounded by Wisconsin avenue,
Massachusetts aveni e. Rock Creek, Rock
Creek Park, and the District line, which
he described as the most promising sec
tion of the city.
He emphasized the need of a new Cal
vert street bridge over Rock Creek and
of the erection of an eight-room addition
to the Elizabeth V. Brown School. He
said this school now is gTcatly over
crowded, the enrollment being 411.
Mr. Colladay declared that the suburbs
of Washington were characteristically
unfinished, with the exception of Chevy
Chase. Md , and he suggested that steps
be taken to study the artistic develop
ment of the subdivisions along Connecti
cut avenue.
To tho schools committee was referred
a resolution indorsing the movement for
a 4rt per cent increase In salaries paid
public school janitors A committee con
sisting of Mai George A. Armes, Arthur
E. Don ell. and Prof E Swavcly was
appointed to confer with Secretary of the
Navy Daniels as to the advisability of
having tho old frigate Constitution
brought to Washington from Charleston
Navy Yard The matter was Introduced
by Mr. Dow ell.
A communication was received from
the Plnehurst Citizens' Association re
questing the cession to It of a portion
of the territory now covered by the Con
necticut Avenue Association. The mat
ter was referred to the executivo com
mittee. Carl C. Mueller was admitted to mem
bership. Alfred T. Gage, president of the
association, presided.
Writer Assails the Logic of a Special
Correspondent in Washington.
In the middle of September the com
plexities of the war situations and the
continued flight of notes made it neces
sary' for Col Frank H Simonds, the war
expert, to follow the example of Col. O
G. Vlllard and go over to Washington to
lind out what was really going on. He
discovered and disclosed in the Tribune
that President Wilson in his dealings
with Germany had never meant a word
that he had said, but had merely used
strong words as a precaution against the
need of using anything stronger. Col.
Simonds assures us that there is not In
the administration a fraction of an In
tention to defend the International law
and never has been AH talk, he says,
about the championship of humanity Is
merest moonshine.
"There never was any Intention on the
part of the administration to champion
humanity or anything else. From the
start to finish the whole affair has been
a sorry farce, which may yet end in
war, because no one has yet found a
way out. The reason is utterly clear
we took a position untenable unless we
meant to fight at the start, and we won't
fight or leave It."
Mr. Simonds made the reputation which
carried him to the Tribune by writing
In the Evening Sun on a subject which
he had studied for years and which most
of his readers knew- little or nothing
about. He wrote very informing dis
courses on the early battles of the war
discourses that read very well and that
made the reader feel that the war was
being explained to him by some one com
petent. Sad to say, these discourses which as
correspondent he has sent from Wash
ington do not contain the convincing
qualities that were characteristic of his
war pieces When he used to tell us
that the battle of the Mame was the
twin (say) of the attack on Lookout
Mountain, we were glad to believe him,
because vve knew very" little about cither
Lookout Mountain or the Marne. But in
dealing with Washington matters the war
scribe does not have this advantage of
He can tell us things about W. Wil
son, but they come in our minds not
into an empty chamber, but Into one
already fairly furnished forth with
Wilson information The Simonds
argument seems to be intended to work
bo h ways If under Wilson's leader
ship we get Into a war in which we
have an appearance of defending: in
ternational law. President Wilson is
to have no credit, because he never
meant to defend anything; but himself.
And If under Wilson leadership we
keep out of the war. the President
must have no credit for that, be
cause by his empty bluffing he came
all-fired near getting us In. Corre-'
spondent Simonds, having: viewed Mr.
Wilson from both sides. Invites us to
share his conclusion that he is a timid
and irresolute person and badly scared
by the fix he Is In. If we were Invited
to a conclusion of this sort about
Gen. Butler at Big: Bethel or Gen.
Intoobad at the Masurian Lakes we
would accept, because we have forgot
ten or never knew about Big: Bethel
and are happy to believe anything:
Mr. Simonds says about a complete
stranger like Gen. Intoobad. But Mr.
Wilson we know, and have ample
means to form an oplnon whether in
his war notes he has understood th
necessary implications of the lancuagt
he has UBed. and, using: It, has meant
what he said.
The Tribune does not seem to get
good Information In Washington. Its
great "beat." distributed through all
the news channels, of the falling out
between Mr. Wilson and Mr. House
seems to have had no basis whatever
in anything but Invention. Maybe It
was the collapse of that tale that de
termlned the Tribune's editor to try
nis own nana at getting the Washlng-
itoa nsws. B & Mania la Life.
Capital Is Losing Its Taste
For Fiction, Librarian Reports
Dr. George F. Bowerman Expects It Will Soon Form Only
Half of Total Circulation 802,998 Volumes Loaned
for Home Use Past Year.
Fiction is losing its place as the lead
ing branch of reading, according to the
statement of Dr. George F. Bowerman,
librarian of the Public Library of the
District, In his report to the trustees
yesterday. Eleven years ago, fiction
formed 64 per cent of the circulation of
278,000 volumes in the library. It is now
but 53 per cent of the 803,000 books
What Is more. Dr. Bowerman believes
the time Is nbt far distant when Action
will form but 45 or DO per cent of the
total circulation.
More fiction is read In the summer
months than at any other time In the
year. It often forms 60 per cent of tho
books circulated during the hot months,
whereas during the winter when school
takes the attention of tho young folks,
it drops to 53 or 62 per cent.
Juvenile books are growing more
popular with young readers. Last year
they gained 47 per -ent through the
schools alone. With the meagre stock on
hand, the Public Library last year dis
tributed 300,000 volumes of this reading
alone. Even with this large circulation,
only 14,000 children of the 60.000 in the
District secure books from this institu
tion. The library fails to reach JI.OOO'
school children who are growing up
and leaving school without using this
The home circulation for the year
numbered S02.99S volumes, as against
712,634 for the preceding year, an In
crease of SS.364 volumes, or 12.5 per cent.
The library also loaned for home use
93,745 mounted pictures, or a gain or
10 per cent over the record of 191314.
More books on biography, travel,
economics, etc., are needed to meet the
growing demand.
Outside agencies conducted by either
Wilson Seeks to Reconcile
Views of Senate and House
Economical Solons Object to Addition
of 25.000 Men President
to See Hay.
President Wilson, according to a high
Washington oflicial, is now in agreement
with Secretary of War Garrison on the
main features of the Secretary's plan for
the reorganization of the army.
This plan provides for the creation of
a reserve, increases in the regular army
and in the militia, improvemtnts in the
coast artillery defenses and In the quan
tities of rtserve ammunition and equip
Intimations that some of the House
and Senate leaders are not satisfied with
the program of national defense con
templated by the administration, have
caused the President and his chief aids
to engage in an active campaign to en
list their support
It became known yesterday that the
President has had in his possession since
the last part of August the complete
report of Secretary of War Garrison on
the needs of the army, hor some time,
also, he has had the plan of the gen
eral naval board, of which Admiral
Dewey is president, for the Improvement
of the navy. The President has dis
cussed these plans with Chairman Pad
gett, of the House Naval Affairs Com
mittee, Senator Tillman, chairman of the
Senate Naval Affairs Committee, and
with some of the other leaders of both
houses The views of Chairman Hay,
of the House Military Affairs Commit
tee, have been obtained Indirectly. To
day the President will hold a personal
conference with 3Ir. Hay.
The chairmen of the important com
mittees have agreed, in general, with the
Idea that the Democratic platform calls
for measures for "adequate defense,"
but none of them has so far agreed to
any of the specific recommendations
now under consideration by the Presi
dent It can be stated that some of the
leaders In Congress are for greater pre
paredness than the administration con
templates, and some are for less The
problem now before the President ap
pears to be to reconcile their views
Urgent ed of Drendnonghtx.
It is recognized eenerallv fhnt tv. Im.
mediato need for the Increase of the
navy's Dreadnoughts so that It will be
possible to maintain permanently a suf-
uciem ueei on me i-acmc as well as the
Atlantic coast. Secretary Daniels con
ferred last night with his advlsorv coun
cil Ho announced that his idea is that
'a. number" nf battlehtna bImiim h.
authorized each year for the next Ave
vears. Renresenatlve Paricrett if t. nn.
derstood, also wants "a number" of bat
tleships, but would have them distribut
ed over a construction period of about
ten years. It Is not known how the other
members of the committee stand on the
Some interesting figures xror ntii.in.r
yesterday, which show:
First That the United States has now
"built and building" only seventeen
Second That on July 1, 1914, Germany
had twenty Dreadnoughts "built and
Third-That if Secretary of the Navy
Daniels' program of four superdread
nouchts for thla vflar l DHnni.j t.A.,
could not be built and in commission un
til iaia-3).
Fourth That In 1919-20 the United
States WnulH hnvp nrtit.llw lH . .-
..; .1. 1.UU1UUO-
slon only twenty-one battleships of the
uroi cius, as against tne twenty battle
ships of the first class which Germany
had "built and buildlnv" nuriv !.....
months ago.
k it was said yesterday that opposi
tion has already developed among the
t.1.. cmcii economical members of
Congress to the 25.000 men suggested
"j wujcwirj' unrnson as tne least
possible addition to the standing army.
oct.mry uamson s plan ror Imme
diate addition to the army Is for ten
regiments of infantry, five new regi
ments of field artillery and thirty
two companies of coast artillery. He
also recommands th fft.iifl..iu- .
Chesapeake Bay. to which Congress
. ucuj luiummca. r. uarrlson'a
Idea Is for the creation also of a
reserve of about 27S nnn .-.- ij.
pendent of the State troops, the re
serve io De cauea a -federal Mllltla."
It is reported that Chairman Hay
In his talk with tha P..i.. ..
taka ground against an Increase of
uie regular eaiaoiisninent, but will
agree to liberal appropriation for
the new fortress at Cntsaptak. a..
and other coast defeniea r
private purses, such as that at Wood
ward & Lothrop's store or social
settlements and parents' associations,
circulated 58,000 volumes last year. The
library should have funds with which to
carry on this work. Instead of imposing
upon the purses and good graces or
citizens and associations, says Dr. Bow
erman. The new school buildings being erected
are providing quarters for neighborhood
libraries, but the Public Library has no
funds with which to Install these
branches, although It is eager to do so.
Dr. George Otis Smith has expressed
himself as being highly pleased at the
plan Inaugurated by the library of send
ing books to the Geological Survey for
use by Its experts.
The year's accessions numbered 22,532
volumes, the largest In the history of
the library; but the withdrawals were
11.538 volumes, so that the net Increase
was but 10,996. The library possessed at
the close of the year 179.1S3 volumes.
This includes books in English, French,
German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese,
Russian, Hebrew. Yiddish. Danish. Nor
wegian. Swedish, Latin, Greek and
A plea Is made by Dr. Bowerman for
better pay for the members of his staff.
who, he says, are practically struggling
out their existence in the employ of the
public In order to be of service, whereas
they should be much better paid.
A table accompanying his report Bhows
the per capita municipal expenditures of
Washington of 21.3 cents were exceeded
by twenty-one cities In the United States
having populations of 200,000. The local
library spent 95 cents per volume circu
lated, or nearly 2 cents per volume un
der the average of thirty-one cities in the
Tumult Follows Announce
ment of Resignation in the
Chamber of Deputies.
Vote on Resolution of Conference
Stands 372 to 9. 188 Not
rtj- C. F. BERTELLI.
Paris. Oct 13. The first break In the
French war cabinet came today when
tho resignation of Foreign Minister
Theophile Delcasse was announced In the
chamber of deputies.
Scenes of disorder followed. Repeated
demands for the reasons for his resigna
tion, as well as for Information as to the
cabinet's Balkan policy, were refused by
Premier Vlviani on the ground that he
could not reveal miltlary' and diplo
matic secrets "which were not France's
own "
11. Vivian! then demanded in effect that
the chamber give a blind vote of conti
nence in the government.
Another violent scene ensued, in which
the Socialists demanded a secret session,
that they might hear the truth. During
a speech by Pugliesi Conti. a Bonapartist
deputy, the manifestations became so vio
lent that President Deschanel was forced
to suspend the session, which was not
resumed until Conti had left the tribune.
A previous effort to end the session had
been made by turning off the lights.
Secret Session Voted Down.
The attempt to obtain a Eecret session
was beaten by only a few votes.
The vote on the resolution of confidence
was then taken and the government was
upheld by 3T2 to . while 1SS deputies ab
stained from voting. While apparently
this was an overwhelming victory for the
government. It did not disclose the extent
of the opposition. Those who did not
vote were the leaders of the attack, and
they stated that they did not vote be
cause the government had nil presented
a sufficient explanation to permit them
to vote inteUiPVt.tly.
Premier Vivlanl told the chamber that
M. Delcasse's letter of resignation had
first been offered two weeks ago, and
that it was renewed at the time of his
visit to London last Friday. He added
that "the most perfect accord exists be
tween the minister and his colleagues."
Cries of "Read the letter!" came from
various parts of the house, while other
members called out "No! No!"
The premier replied: "No one can com
pel me to read that letter. I affirm there
Is no disagreement between the minister
of foreign affairs and the rest of the
Deputy Paul Painleve. president of the
marine committee, declared he was sad
dened to hear the premier Indicate in
veiled language a divergence between the
cabinet and Its minister for foreign af
fairs. Deputy Jules de la Haye appealed for
harmony, saying:
"Two perils confront the republic They
are the Germans and our own political
quarrels For forty-five years you have
been seeking a man to govern you."
"Whom will jou have, an Orleans or a
Coburg?" cried a voice.
Deputy de la Haye's plea was con
tinued amid great contusion, in which
the Socialists took an active part Presi
dent Deschanel endeavored to restore
Cannes Widespread Comment.
mw !... Tnl..A CSAa ...iCTnnllni. 1. ..
caused widespread comment In diplo
matic ana pumiiHiciiitiijr iiuariers,
owing to the prominent part he has
taken since the early part of the war
In shaping the government foreign
policy. His retirement at the height
of the Balkan crisis has caused much
surprise In spite of the fact that ru
mors that he was to take the step have
been current for several days.
For twenty-five years Delcasse has
i -.. nt ttie fnrmn.t nf ?n..h
statesmen. To him. largely, has been
attributed tne iwnii"iuu 01 mi franco
British entente cordiale. Illness Is one
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from actlv e affairs at this critical time.
He Is said to uc auucim irum ner
vous exhaustion due to the heavy bur
den of anxieties which he has borne.
Postmaster William McVey. of Rock
away Beach, N- Y.. will not have at
tention distracted from the stamps
and other wares In his piss: of busi
ness. He has posted the following
card In ths postofflce: "As it Is a mis
demeanor to appear In public in scant
attire, no one In a bathing suit will
be permlUd In ths postofllcs hersar-tr."
President Emmons, of East
Washington Association, Ad
dresses Southwest Body.
Speaker Declares Commissioners Are
Responsible for Decrease in Pop
ulation in Southwest.
"Not one busmess man In ten In south
west Washington Is making any money,"
declared H. Martin Williams, president
of the Tax Reform Association of the
District, before the Southwest Citizens'
Association last night at the Jefferson
School, "and If they are paying their
taxes and their rent and sending their
children to school, they are doing well."
Mr. Williams took as his subject "Put
ting Southwest on the Map" and strongly
urged the abolition of the personal tax.
declaring that men are being taxed for
doing the things which every one wants
them to do.
"It the taxes assessed against business
houses arc reduced the merchants will be
able to sell you goods at a much cheaper
rate. It must be remembered that the
consumer ultimately pays the taxes.
"The richest section of Washington Is
owned by a comparatively few people
and they are the ones who have grown
rich beyond the dream of avarice
through tho rise of land values.
Dr. Kmmona Speaks.
"While the southwest section of the
city was pleading In vain for improve
ments in streets entirely built up, the
north-nest section of the city was be
ing plastered with paved streets and
electrically lighted avenues where there
was not a single residence. Naturally
the men who owned the lots on each
side of these thoroughfares were the
ones benefited'
Dr. Char'cs M. Emmons, president of
the East Washington Citizens' Associa
tion, addressed the meeting and pointed
out a few of the improvements which
the southwest section of the city should
"In southwest Washington," he said,
'you have more streets built up and less
paved streets than any other section of
the District. You have seventy-five alleys
inhabited by over 3.0CO people. Some of
Important Consolidation
of Two Well Known
Piano Concerns
Mr. ARTHUR JORDAN, the owner of the property at the northeast
corner of 13th and G northwest, occupied by the JUELG PIANO COM
PANY, INC., announces that he has purchased the capital stock of the Juelg
Co., together with all other assets, name and good will, and that the busi
ness will continue to be conducted under the corporate name until further
notice, Mr. Juelg being no longer connected with the company.
Mf. Jordan further announces that he has purchased an interest in the
Piano and Phonograph business of Geo. B. Kennedy, successor to SANDERS
& STAYMAN CO., 1306 G st northwest, and that the two stores will be
conducted separately and at their respective locations until further notice.
This combination opens np a larger field for the broad knowledge and experience of
Mr. Kennedy in this particular line of merchandising.
He, with Mr. E. Maury Posey, will direct the affairs of both concerns.
These stores being centrally located, right b the heart of the PIANO district, will af
ford every facility and convenience to our patrons.
We make a specialty of High-grade as well as Medium-priced Pianos and Player
Pianos and upon the most liberal terms for cash or installments.
We maintain a large Rental Department. Pianos from $4.00 per month up.
In addition to a full and carefully selected stock of Grafonolas and Records, we carry
a complete line, and are the exclusive representatives of the S0N0RA Phonograph, the
only universal instrument PLAYING EVERY DISC RECORD MADE. The S0N0RA re
ceived the HIGHEST AWARD and Gold Medal this year at the Panama-Pacific Expositum
and WAS the only INSTRUMENT given a score of 100 for TONE reproduction.
In view of the foregoing facts and in order to make room for our large fall ship
ments, which are arriving daily, we will make a substantial reduction on every Piano and
Player-Piano in stock.
We cannot mention all the "Bargains" you will find in the two stores but quote
only a few.
New, discontianed style slightly nsed, returned
from rent and taken in trade will be found in these
quotations, and every PIANO is in first-class condi
tion and thoroughly guaranteed.
$565 Everett $490
$450 Krakauer $395
$450 Mathushek $325
$450 Ivers & Pond $360
$408 Lawson $315
$425 Haines Bros $325
$425 Estey $285
$375 Estey $220
$325 Francis Bacon $240
$400 Fischer $175
$400 Mathushek $150
$375 Sanders & Stayman $215
$325 Jacob Bros $200
$300 Howard $165
$275 Cote $150
$300 Huntington $125
$600 Steinway Grand Square $75
$400 Stieff Grand Square $50
Other uprights as low as $100. -
Geo. B. Kennedy, Juelg Piano Co.
Successors to Sanders & Stayman.
1306 G St 13th and G Sts.
your streets are paved with the old blue
slabs placed there in 18S7.
"The last census returns show that
there has been a decrease In the popu
lation of the southwest section of the
city, due to the failure of the Commis
sioners to urgo appropriations for that
"Only Si per cent of your streets are
paved, and cobblestones are everywhere.
On Seventh and Four-and-a-half streets
new electric lights are needed, and the
streets ere paved with the old Belgian
paving blocks.'
"A new morgue Is needed, as well as
new wharves. Recommendation should
be made that the Improvement to the
entrance to the Arsenal grounds be com
pleted at an early date."
Dr. Emmons spoke In favor of suffrage
for the District or the adoption of a plan
providing for the election of five com
missioners by the people, one from each
section of the city and one at' large. He
urged a new school building for the
southwest, and declared It an outrage
that the children of that section are
forced to pay car fare and go three miles
to attend Central High School.
Prominent Men to Address State
The first fall meeting of the Kentucky
State Association will be held at the
Ebbltt Hotel. Tuesday evening. Address
es by prominent Kentucklans and varied
entertainments are planned.
J. C. S. Blackburn, special resident
commissioner of the Lincoln Memorial,
Is honorary president of the association.
Officers and committees are: President.
Joseph E. Goodkey; ice president.
Robert W. Durham: corresponding sec
retary. Miss Edna Earl Johnston; finan
cial secretary, Anderson H. Tackett;
treasurer, Boslcr Castle.
Executive committee: Joseph E. Good
key. Robert W. Durham. Anderson H.
Tackett. Rosier Castle. R. S. Blllups ana
Ward Savage.
Reception committee: E, W. Hdff R. S.
Clements. Albert Nantz. Egar S. Wal
ter, O. L. Lewis and R. E. Adams.
Music committee: Misses Edna Earl
Johnston, B. Numan. Elma B. Carr,
Ethel Reld and Anna Hardesty.
Entertainment committee: Mrs. J. H.
Pellen. Mrs. George M. Milne. Miss Jo
sephine H. Elliott. Miss Letltla Hardesty
and Mrs. B. Castle.
Anxiety at the Vatican.
Rome. Oct. 13. News of the Turkish
atrocities perpetrated upon Catnollcs and
other religious orders has produced great
anxiety at the Vatican. The congrega
tion of the propaganda Is especially con
cerned with the fate of Franciscans in
the Holy Land, and even of the patriarch
himself. No news has arrived in Rome.
Italy, and it Is supposed the Turkish
government Is Intercepting advices from
Asia Minor.
Many of these Player-Pianos are BRAND
NEW others slightly used. Some are traded
in instruments.
All are Standard 88-note Pianos
$850 Ivers & Pond $675
$800 Kurtzman $585
$600 Francis Bacon $465
$600 Winterroth $390
$600 Cable-Nelson $360
$450 Haynes $335
Steinway Player-Piano $490
Chickering Player-Piano $475
Knabe Player-Piano $450
Angelus Player-Piano $390
Cecehan Player-Piano $250
Wheelock Player-Piano $325
Behning Player-Piano $390
Preston Player-Piano $350
Many others
W. C. Johnson and John Dolph Serve
at Commercial Club
Another of the beefsteak suppers which
In recent years have become famous at
the Commercial Club was written Into
history at the clubhouse. 1634 I street
northwest. last night In the presence of
a gathering of IS members and guests.
W. C. Johnson, president of the club.
an" John Dolph. chairman of the house
committee, enacted the roles of chef and
assistant chef, even wearing the white
hat and apron. They were aided by
George W. Harris, chairman of the en
tertainment committee.
H. C C Stiles, secretary of the club,
and Cuno H. Rudolph, treasurer, aided In
forming the guests In line. The march
to the kitchen was one of anticipation.
As each guest left the kitchen he carried
a look of triumph and a delicious morsel
of tenderloin steak or lamb chop.
There were "trimmings," of course, for
the steak and chop, and the repast ai
seasoned with a well-balanced musical
program provided by .Manager Roland
Robbins from the stars at Keith's Vaude
ville Theater this week. George O Con
nor, the Washington singer, was readv
to entertain, but resigned In favor ot
Wilton Lackaye, one of the headline at
There was talk by a newspaper corre
spondent of Boston who spent several
weeks on the Russian front and who was
Introduced by Mr. Robbins. The evening
was called one of the most successful
that members of the club have enjoyed.
Sunday In 'evr York City
A Real Treat.
93.00 Round Trlp-p3.00.
Special excursion Pennsylvania Rail
road, next Sunday, to the great me1
tropolis. the most Interesting city on
the American continent. Special Train
leaves Washington 12:15 a. m. See
flyera. Consult ticket agents. Adv.
75c bottle.
Indigestion 909 7.
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