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PUBLIHED EVERY MORNING BY THE WASHNGTOU HERALD COMPANT as M.w Teest Awvee. Tisepheme MAIN MOS CLIN31% T. BRA2NARD, Priemdet -n i1ter. VomEBSN XEPRBENTATIYVEs TRg g, C, gECKCWITII SEreAr. AGENCT. New Teik Offie ............Tribune Blas (hicago Offtb ................ . . ..-Tribune Std. at Lss Ouri e .............Third Nat. Ban" Bi. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY CARRIER? paily and Sunday ..............0 cents per meath Daily and Sunday. ......... ....3.6 per Year Daily. without Sunday ...........25 eents ar Monti St'UBCRIPTION RATBS BY MAIL Daily and Sunday. .. . . eent "0dr month Daily. withoiut Sunday. 2% 5enftsa6U month Dail wthout Sunday.... ..........4 per year Daay without 1ny.. ............ ent per year Entered at the postot'ee at Waenington, D. C. AS seeend-elaae mail matter. WEDNEDAT. FEBRUARY 22. 1916. A Line o' Cheer Each Day o' the Year. By JOHN KENDRICK BANGS. Hirst printing of an original poem, written daily for The Washinyloa Herald. CHEER Our purpose here Is winning cheer, And ever do we seek it. In sun or rain, In joy or pain. We constantly bespeak it. On every hand, On sea and land, Its glow is what we're after; In smiles or tears, In hopes or fears. In sorrow or in laughter. For cheer you know 'Mongst high or low. To King or humble clod, sir, Is nothing more Than just a store Of Love and Peace of God, sir. (atoesh. MM) A Chicago alderman accuses a woman municipal official of collecting graft. This obvious attempi to curtail long-recognized official privileges in the case of women who win at the polls should not be encouraged. Owen Wister, the author, gave out for publi cation on Washington's Birthday a disgraceful at tack in rhyme on President Wilson. It will noi injure the President, but it is certainly unworth) of Mr. Wister and can do him no good. It is intimated that the Appam will be returne< to her original owners or compelled to put to sea In the latter event that very able strategist an< navigator Lieut. Bergh will have his work cut ou for him if he is to save the trophy of his famou exploit from Davy Jones' locker. An unnamed passenger on the Finland tells o the searching by British officers on the Rotterdan of a ye ng American woman, "Miss Spence, one o the ten greatest pianists in the world," because o her association with Capt. Boy-Ed. Since this is th first news .f the alleged occurrence the inference i that the nameless passenger on the Finland receive it by a long-delayed wireless from the Rotterdam. A woman suffragist, referring to efforts to enlis women in the preparedness campaign, said: "Yo wish us to aid you and at the sante time yo refuse to give us the vote which would make ou innacncc worth while. You will have to interes the citizens. We are working only for suffrage. But what would it profit them to gain suffrag and lose the voting booth? The Department of Commerce announces tha "in spite of the fact that domestic manufacturer of dyestuffs are now producing more dyestuff mi terials than ever before, and their output is grow ing, the production is scarcely sufficient as yet t meet more than one-half the demand." Up t the present, however, there has not been a n< ticeable falling off in the output of blonds. Viscount Bryce says: "The situation in the Unite States is much too complicated and changes te quickly from day to day for me to be able to for any conjectures as to the manner in which even concerning the Washington government are liable 1 develop. There is. however, one thing which shou be known, and it is that the sympathies of the gre majority of the American people go out clearly ar indisputably to the allies." Surely Lord Bryce's st. among us as Ambassador did not shake his faith our gospel that this is a government "of the people, I the people, and for the people." Dr. Charles D. Walcott, of the Smithsoni: Institution, told the House Committee on Nav Affairs that if the Tfurkish forces at Erzerum h; been equipped with one aeroplane they would has been able to escape and very few would have bei taken prisoner by the Russian forces. Whereup< Representative Callaway, of Texas, wanted to kna if it wasn't a strange coincidence "that this a nouncement should come on the very day wh< this committee has before it the subject of appr priations for aeroplanes?" It is just like tho wily Turks to capitulate at Erzeruim in the nick time to worry Mr. Callawa1. Headlines on first page of the Washington Pc February n: "British Use Void Law to Trick America." "British Strip U. S. GirL" "Sees British Affront." "Britishs Action in Hocking and Other Cases Ai From an editorial in the Washingtma Post Febi ary n: "Thme United States is trying to mainta friendship with all nations. It is bound to all them by friendly ties. Yet some of the America who are most insistnt upon presrvig peace are d ing~ most to make peac insjp...ihte by violatdya sailing one belligerent and peasinnei approving; that is done bmy the other witiroutregard to the ' juy to Amsria in....a. At Odhl Oer, TuiW Cs~ According to reports accepted in Washington as authentic Democrats in Congress are insisting that the Senate and House shall each be permit ted to choose-two members of the proposed tarif commission, the chairman only to be selected by the President; while President Wilson is said to be equally insistent that he be authorized to name the entire membership. At this point it can not even be conjectured whose will is to prevail, nor can it be said with assurance that there will be either a Congressional or a Presidential coin mission, for in neither House is there an over abundance of enthusiasm on the subject of the commission. Only one thing does appear certain and that is that the President's expressed am bition to take the tariff out of politics is very far from realization. Even if the President should get all he asks from Congress a nonpartisan com mission would still be far from a reality, for he admitted to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States that he knows only one man in the whole country who is not a partisan on the subject of the tariff, and everybody has been wondering ever since who he is and where four others could possibly be found. The present plan of the party leaders is said to contemplate the selection of two members of the commission by the Senate and two by the House, majority and minority, acting independently in either House, each selecting one. That method would, of course, insure a strictly political com mission, the President's choice of a chairman de termining its complexion. Possibly the prospect of a nonpartisan com mission would be somewhat improved by permit ting the President to appoint all the members, but the tariff will not be taken out of politics until it is rendered useless as a political issue. It may be that the European war will accomplish that, or come nearer to it than anything that has hap pened in this generation. Certainly it has dem onstrated the need of a deep and comprehensive investigation into the new tariff situation which it has created, and for that reason, if the existing machinery of the government is inadequate for the purpose the present session of Congress should provide for the most patriotic and least partisan commission that can be obtained. Almost inevit ably it will have revenue tariff leanings, to say the least; but when it has finished its work it will yet rest with the party in control of Congress tc dictate whatever new tariff legislation it may deem necessary and advisable. It would be a feeble, worthless commission indeed that would fail to find in the greatly changed conditions mued information that would be valuable to any Con gress, no matter what its political complexion called upon to enact a new tariff on the basis of a Europe at peace; provided of course its labors were completed in time. And that Congress, the country has a right to expect, will be guidec more by patriotism than by politics. For these reasons it is to be hoped that the President and the party leaders in Congress wil be able to adjust their differences so that a com f mission of broad-minded men, capable of placin the nation's commercial and industrial welfare of equal terms at least with their own partisanship may speedily begin their important task. Revising the Constitution. Proposing amendments to the Constitution of th United States has become a favorite pastime with considerable number of people, and they all sen these amendments to Congress. Capt. Hobson, n longer a member of Congress, proposes another pla for changing the organic law of the land. The Cap tain made a speech in New York the other day i which he said : "We don't have to get a majority o Congress. The sisterhood of States controls th organic law of the country. The legislatures of twc thirds of the States can call a constitutional conver tion, and can proceed to revise the whole Constitutio of the United States, if they so determine." s Capt. Hobson is quite right. The legislatures c two-thirds of the States can propose a constitution convention and it will be called, not for one ament ment, but for any that may be proposed. With s many people ready to revise the Constitution. the Car tains plan might be a good one to settle this vexe question. There were more than one hundred resol tions introduced in the last Congress to amend th Constitution, and there have been more than 2,5c d since the Constitution was adopted. There have a ready been about half a hundred such resolutions it troduced in the Sixty-fourth Congress. The scope < s these proposed amendments i% considerable. The are for woman suffrage, for the repeal of the 141 d and i5th Amendments, for prohibition, for new pov t ers of taxation, for the increase of the powers e d Congress and the decrease of the powers of ti y Executive and the Judiciary, and even for the moi in equable distribution of wealth by taking from tho: who have accuuilatei property and gising it to tho: who have accumulated nothing. If Captain Hobson's plan should be followeda these amendments and probably more would be dumi ned into the braper to be ground out by the convel l tion. It could make over thle wshole fabric of t d organic law, make an entirely new Constitution, eve eC eliminating that clause in the present Constitutic n which forever gives equal representation of the State n big and little, in the United States Senate. w It might be a fair way of trying out this moot< in question as to how many people are dissatisfied wi1 n the present Constittution, especially if the result the national convention shall be submitted to t State conventions elected by the people, to rati: the new Constitution. It has always been a simple matter for the croa ers to make noise enough for all the people, but t farmer who contracted to supply the summer hot t with fifty dozen frogs' legs a day, found there we not as many frogs as there was noise. So it mayI regarding the demand for changing the Constitutic New York had an experience of that kind last yea Yielding to the demand of a large number of peoi & the legislature called a constitutional conventil which, after several months' work, submitted ar Uvised constitution, only to have the people reject M by an overwhelming majority. SO it woult probal if be with a revised Federal Constitution. It is n e difficult to combine the dissatisfied on demands f ochange in the organic or the statutory law, but it Banother question to combine them on a vote fort irevised law. Then the Prohibitist the single t Sadvocates, the distributers of wealth and amU ,ethr advecake <af change would haves to oid oa-pos ges asin., and it weug be a t- z e sIvewes of theroak-eu impossible Naios, IS has I ature. A soavesr A to revise the Cmnitution sed" however, -ford an opportunity for the dissatiied to stand up ad be counted, enlightening to them ent to other people who have hea*rd their crosi and almost thought there was noise enough for the whle people. Then, too, if the States called the con-ve tion, the cost would fall upon the State tremeurles and not on that of the United States. That would be another check on the enthusiasm of the Constitution tinkers. After all, Capt. Hobson's new plan, since he retired from Congress, is worth considering. It would afford diversion if not amusement, and give variety to present political discussion. Drama as Rarat i. By JOHN D. MARRt . An invitation to speak on "The Drama as's Means of Recreation," recently started me think ing on the subject. The most popular of all the arts, the most democratic, at first seemed to be necessarily the ideal means of recreation. It in vited people to think about a subject they were vitally interested in, life itself. In a sense, it was the actual reproduction of life, with living figures for characters, working out their experiences as they did in everyday living. The dramatist's work was none the less a crea tion through being a recreation. The more closely he followed nature, the more convincingly would he reveal himself as an artist, with some thing of the attribute of a god. But in this sense, as gods, I had to acknowl edge that most dramatists were failures. Through their gross misrepresentations of life, they showed themselves to be false gods. Even while appar ently bearing witness to the truth, they told a great many lies. And they often failed to catch and to reproduce the absorbing interest that went with life itself. Indeed, compared with life, marvelous in its scope and variety and in its continual sur prises, the 4rama seemed a very poor means of recreation. Nevertheless it was incontestable that, of all the arts, the drama made the widest and the deep est appeal. What could the reason be? The more I thought about it the more convinced I became that it was due to the life-instinct itself, strongest of all human instincts, finding expression througl our appetites and interests, through all those forces that, in spite of obstacles, adversity, ever tragedy, kept us interested in living and deter mined to live. From our first breath we were trained to the drama. Each day was a dramatic festival, repeat ing itself through the pageant of the days, making us both actors and audience. The more wisely we lived the more keenly alive we became to thc enjoyment of the spectacle, and the more we prof ited by its meaning. Here profit and recreation went together. The more we had to give the nor we could receive. Indeed, giving and receivinj were, in essence, the exercise of the same faculty In the drama of the theater we found the dran of life concentrated, with its meaning interpreted The closer we were related to it, the more we hac to offer by means of our relation, and the mor we were able to take away in enjoyment. Througl forgetting ourselves for a time, through complete ly losing ourselves by means of our absorption ii the lives of others, we escaped from the burde: , of the self and secured wholesome recreation. a Many enthusiasts of the drama forget that, fo the enjoyment of plays, this kind of relation i necessary. And among those who are most for getful are those highly cultivated people wh think that their taste ought to be imposed on th a public, that the relation they achieve ought to b f established where no such relation exists. I should be borne in mind that the cultivated tak to the theater many interests that are artificia that have been developed out of their specia - training. r One of the sons of Joseph Jefferson used t tell a story about an old farmer who, during "Th Rivals," at the close of the first act, given by hi father, appeared at the box office and asked t i have his money returned. Young Jefferson wa - curious to know the cause of the dissatisfactior "Can't grasp it," said the farmer. Unconsciousl he expressed a psychological principle. He coul not relate himself to that work of art. He coul d not follow with understanding the antics of Bo Acres. When I heard of the incident, a lady who wa present remarked: "He must have been ver 0 stupid, even for a farmer." She was right, but sh I- forgot that this farmer might have had kinds c i understanding that she herself lacked and th; , ost of the cultivated lacked, important kinds, to< related to the sources of life. h The cultivated people, in referring to art, ha a way of taking a tone of authority that, to thos lacking in their special training, must at times t e irritating. They are particularly irritating' whc -e they wish to impose on the world works derive less from life itself than from what they ca culture. Just now, for example, we are hearin se lamentation because certain creditable productior of Shakespearc are not finding great popular f Ivor. They arc unquestionably worthy of suppor But it does not follow that they should be sul & ported. s- The drama steps down from its high office e recreation when it assumes the guise of duty. A' a matter of fact, it is not natural that our auc nences, that is, our great public, should rush to s< nShakespeare. The Shakespearean plays arc toof sremoved from our psychology. To apprecia them requires more or less systematic preparatio extending over years. It may be urged that ti dmore fanmiliar plays, like "The Merchant of Vei :h ice," "As You Like It," and "Romeo and Juliet if are so familiar and so humman as to be easily i e telligible and easily sympatized with. So they am for the minority. But for the majority they al Ey alien thinking, expressed in alien speech. We waste a good deal of time and we do bar kIto thme cause of art by trying to force this taste< that on the public. In the salie way we caui lchildren a great deal of gratuitous misery ar el sometimes weaken or inhibit the enjoyment ofa re for the rest of their lives. H-ow often do we sq >e children making faces over a piece of litcratur ninteresting and beautiful to our understanding b1 *to them tedious and ugly. It is not surprising thm r- the impressions made on those fresh minds shou le be hard to change. So many wrongs have bec mn done in the name of culture and so much insice . ity and pretense has been associated with It th: among many, it has fallen into suspicion and di :epute. Instead of re-creating- the spirit, as ly Ishould, it is often a vexation. ot orTh. hggggd's Edgggm, 1s President Wilson's "changing tone" is ascriba ie by the London Times to "the braciog influence ix responsible conta with facts,". He himself Ii ascribed his educalin to contact with liars, bm no doubt the existene .f liars iseadsct-Sprig field Regblicaa, The Diii PuWsa by is isf (Cepyright. 1901. 1952, e (CoPyright i1t, by the M ppeeial xete articles axe f U7ly p imp.e, a sever. peamity fer infring.e Fora moment opinion seened to swing back, as if Mr. Lincoln ha4 gone too ft and too fast. The autumn e which followed the preliminary mation of September, showed in quarters a marked uneasiness that he should have made so sharp a revolution in the avowed purposes of the party and the government he led; and a number of Republicans in the less steadfast con stituencies lost their seats in the House of Representatives to Democrats. But opinion set steadily forward again with the President before the winter was out, and the reverses of the autumn elections did not slacken the action of Congress or daunt its leaders. Their radical measures matched with what they believed to be the real tem per of the country in the face of a crisis which seemed to increase in magnitude and gravity with every campaign of the contending armies. In December, 1862, they did not hesitate to sanction the division of Virginia into two distinct States by admitting the western counties of Virginia to repre sentation in Congress as the State of West Virginia. The forty we'tern counties of the Old Dominion, which lay beyond the Blue Ridge, had not sympathized with seces sion or a war for the maintenance of slavery. Northern troops under Mc Clellan had got control of them at the very outset of ' hositilities. because of the friendliness of their people and the weak hold of the confederate command ers upon the region. The antagonianu, between the people of the eastern and western counties-the people beyond the mountains and the people within the Shenandoah valley and by ttve-water-were an old story. The mountains separated them In commercial 'nterests; lite ran differently on the one ride and the other; the settlers beyond t The Herald's Army Latest and Most Complete News in Was By i. B. JOHNS. State Senator Kent E. Keller. of Illi noie, who is in Washington advocatinz the creation of an "American School b Army," proposes.to have an experimental division established at the Natiotri Capi tal. The plan of menator Keller is really an elaboration of the 'scheme proposed in the Hoke Smith bill which was intro duced recently by the Senator from Georgia as an amendment to the army bill. Senator Keller was educated in Heidel I burg. Germany. and spent considerable time stud) mg the military policies of the European nation. He had prepared an article on it before the European war and the events in the great conflict have only confirmed his convictions that there r should be a radical reform in the mili tary policy of this country. - Like Senator Smith. the State legislator of Illinois would convert the regular army into a training school for boys and young men. lie would begin the train ing between the ages of fifteen and sigh t teen and would continue it for a period e of three years. The plan of tialning cadets at West I Point is followed by Senator Keller. I1 provides for two or three hours daily ir D military drills and training. The remain c ing time is to be devoted to study along general educational lines. special atten tion being paid to agriculture. mania training, trades and those things thl are hest adapted to fitting men for thi practical work of life. For the education which the boys would d receive in the army they would agree t< d serve in the reserve and respond to thi b call of the country in the event of war Out of this school could be developed s not only the officErs for reserves, but foi y the regular army. Those who show ape eial military talents would be sent t< e the West Pvint Military .\cademy. Thh method, he thinks. should be pursued It tilling the military academy. - Eventually -enator Keler's plan pro video fur a s-hool army which woul train and educate arnually 100.00 boy apportioned among the States. lowever C he realises that it would be impossibl. e to induce Congress to enter upon such e radical change in c imoiliry policy o n the country on .ich an extensive scale d He, therefore. proposes that an experi mental army division be established a Washington. An army division consists roughly o 6over 23,000 men when it is at wa Sstrength. Every arm and branch of th -. service is represented in it. and this pial )- would give the War D~epartiment ano portunity to test every fr-ature of .t h yf scheme. A divisioni at W0.ashington wvoul be of invaluable service lto the War De spartmnent and (ongr'ess in woirking ou -anyv new feature if the moilitar y progran c The General Staff i'ouild give Congrres tobject lessons in the implortance of hat to log a well-balanced army. rt would b n, an education to Congress as well as t C the boys that enlirt ia the army. I 1Congress could witness the maneuvers Sa complete dlivii-ioni it could obtlain a actiute Idea as lo the relations betwee ~ the different arms of the sienc'. Thb C, might decrease the numbe~ir of mienmber rc of (Congreiss who tel"'ve limt our arm should consist of aeriiplaner. )rTe retorts of the annuaiil '.allowc the Manilla corral of the Military Orde eof th~e Carabmo which hnve been receive d In Washington lndiente that the lieopi rt n the frgr-off Phlillolnes nre folowin e political events In the States with at , sorbint.: interest. The san songs th. Ut were sung in Waishington were rehearse in the far-off islnnds, but the Mini! Id Corral ventured a little farther upon ti domain of polities than the Washingte n organization. tt, Norfolk Navy Yard. SNorfolk. Va., Feb. "2.--Mrs. Joseph I t Taussig has returned toi Norfolk froi a week's visit to her aunt. Mrs. J.( Pratt. Waishington. Capt. and Mrs. Harry Newtern Coot. and- children, the guests of Mrs. Mierri Cooke. have 'eft for the'r new statia Waasingtn, D. C. Mrs. Walter McLean was assisted be ei wen reception by Meadames anoll itt jp. Knox. McCaw. Hem,. Weaver, Pks IN- L CndeB ChnWer.~s em~le I a of Vfrgem. "l Wilh She PewMeg* bSkieg 'tater Syguddcae. y Itarper a ret ers.) Clure Newspaper Syndicate.) 'wesed mader the espyrit law., whibt rat by -te eiea entire er r pet. mountains said that too little heed paid to their affairs at Richmondg-r too much, by way of restrction. When the State went out of the Union. therefore, they deemed it a good time to make their separate interests known. A revolutionary state government was established, for whlih they asked ad mission into the Uni.an. The constitution of the United States forbade the division of any State with out its own consent, but the Republican leaders in Congress were ready to ac cept the theory that the provisional gov ernment set up in western Virgila. In asmuch as it was loyal to the Union. was the only legitimate government of Virginia, and could itself authorize the division of the State. West Virginia was, accordingly, in due form admitted to the Union-without too curious an examination of the constitu tional law of the case. The houses wcre in a radical tempe. In March. 15t3, the President was t thorized to suspend the operation of the writ of babes corpus in cases of per sons suspected of disaffection towards the United States: and a Draft Act be came law which substituted compulsory for voluntary military service upon a scale which showed a new system and purpose in the prosecution of the war. The operation of the writ of habeas corpus had already been frequently sus petded. Mr. Lincoln had not hesitated sin e his first call for volunteers in April, 1Ib61, to proclaint martial law wherever it seemed to him necessary or .erviceable to proclaim It. Congress now gave him explicit au thority to set aside the rights of indi viduals 'wherever it seemed necessar) to do so in order to safeguard the Union. Ts.mrrw The ietori... Meaitr, md Navy Department f Service and Personnel Published hington Washington on account of the illness o her father. Mrs. Duncan M. Wood went to Peters burg. Va., to attend the Kinsey-Mitchel wedding. Mrs. Monroe Kelly entertained *t th hems of her mther. Mrs. T. E. mia Tor her Reading Club. Miss Esther Reed, of Portsmouth, ha left for Washington. D. C.. to be th guest of her brother-in-law and aister Commander and Mrs. John H. Daytor Col. and Mrs. James P. Jervey an Miss Jean Jersey were week-end guest of Maj. and Mrs. W. R. Smith. For Monroe. Mrs. W. W. Lamar had a card part in honor of Mrs. Nana Lamar Walker, c Savannah. Ga. Mrs. E. G. Kintner had a card part for the Thursday Club. The Fort Nelson Chapter, 1. A. R gave a charming reception at the hom of Mrs. Kenneth McAlpine for Mrs George M. Minor. Connecticut State 'it president general. D. A. R. West Point Notes. West Point. N. Y., Feb. :--Lieu and Mrs. Manley's guests at bridg were Capt. and Mrs. Rethera. Cap and Mir:. Dunwoody. Lieut. and Mrs Cunningham, and Mrs. Jacobs. Prize were won by Mrs. Dunwoody and Mrs Cunningham. A party of fourteen had a jollI tim at a progressive dinner, starting a the quarters of Lieut. and Mrs. Catt and ending at those of Lieut. and Mrs Stearns. stopping on the way at th quarters of Capt. and Mrs. North Lieuts. and Mesdames Aleshire. Wald rick, Devers and Purdon. Mrs. West C. Jacobs is the guest c her brother and sister-in-law. Cap and Mrs. liunwoody. She brough with her her two little daughter Pamelia and Jaqueline. Miss Sardy, of New York. was itl guest of Lieut. and Mrs. Beere fc the week-end. Col. and Mrs. Gordon had dinner fo Col. and Mrs. Townsley, Gen. and Mr Lockwood, Col. and Mrs. Willcox. Co and Mrs. Stuart. Mrs. Eckels gave a pretty bridg f party. Prises were won by Met . dames McAlister. Conrad. O'Leary an - Stoll. The Mb-ses Virginia and Mar t garet Hunt assisted at tea time. Lieut. and Mrs. Thomlinson have a f their guest Lieut. Thomlinson ri mother. Miss Gertrude Jones, of Saugertie was the guest of Capt. and Mrs. Enn ifor a few days recently. iThis Week's Events at McAlp. New York. Feb. ::.-The fotlowir tI ev.-nts iare scheduled for- the week at ti - M'c.-lpin Hotel: I| Wednesdaty-Ne.w York slid New Jetr, -' Plant Growers' Associttin. dinner. p. nm.; ticar Mlanufacturers' Hoard Tiraile, me~eting. S p. m.: thei~ean Beat i Pr-otective Ieaue~t. mieeting,1 . mtt. Ti Thrsay- litr ttlub. Ii he~on. 12: 1 meetIng. blue~ room, 2 p. mn.:- iKats: sI Feliowship.,enner roonm. 7 n. m.:- Na tional Associatilot of Sepairate Skirt Ma, Iufeelt, ~.T . di tinter,.ti p. to. F'ridlay- -Post ParIiamnt, I meet in green room. 11 :. m.o ; Fre~nchi BuIld< I Club of A merica,. netinlg. 2:301 p. mi.: Ti r 13l'silon, Phi. eota Chtapltr nieeting, I Omega Sigman Phi, dance, Vd> p. rr 5 (imegn. Samta Phi, danc. O( p. ms I lnited Tt-aveters' stmoker. p. mo. - inaturdey-tnitedl ttates Department t .gricultute. conference, Winter Garde I 10 a m.; Nnvalt and MIilita ry Order 'a the Spanlpth-Amntienn war. luncheon. a p. in.; ColumnbI- Spectator. exposlih r tour tiioe.-,. 7 i. in., twentx to for cove:'. Mr. E. P.. Thomntsen; Franki and Marahall Alumni. dinner, i p. n Iiradford Counlty Society. dinner. 7 p. n Pht'i Btfa Dulta. dance, 3::1' p. mn.: De n Nat Club. dance. m0 p. m. Kiled by Battleship Blat. 5 Eduvstid McNul'ty Rtebey, a lit-man t tho battlest tip Delaware, wst killed t, an e::plosion aboard that v-easel Sund night while It was off Glauntanamto, Cul t according to adv ices reaching the Na Departmnent yesterday. Rebey's hos , was in Syracuse, N. Y. The eziptos curred ist apparatus used to evaperi 0 water. SEEN AND HEARD BY GEORGE MINER s.. c....p-r--'-'f T. wluang.m .u. 4.g.t. - e a..de. .s......-. se,.... l New York. Feb. 22.-The United Pittsburgh man who t States secret servios has had an un- most be very much lk* a Lend. usuallyThis colors. odorless liquid, when usualy aidmuthaned t t crck.spilled or rubbed on wood. leaves no Up to date it has not been able to stain or trace that an ordinary in make any progress at all-not even a UpOCtion fan detect. But it it i dent in it-eo it is resorting to chemi- rub or spilled on two packing cases cals and chemistry, and has laid the and they are rubbed together, com hammerbstion is at once started and the Chief Flynn has turned the matter pstkin asm b e. itei over to the government chemists. Pased he t tst" o th buk.as on a rough surface. It at once .axes Passed the nut instead of the buck. fiea ntisae h akn ae it were. And now the chemists should ie hg the worry.iugh matcho n They are worrying, too, day and The reason for the Ilvention of this might, and that's all the good it seems fluid and Its use are obvious. to do them, for there is a fellow from A German agent, disguised as a Ibag Pittsburgh who has put one over on sloimt. leake some of it on to two t~hem and kept it there. It all concerns Icases of war munitions that he o islp a colorless odorless liquid that this ling to led a ship with which a e n con. Pittsburgh person has concocted and siled to one of allied powor. The two that threatens to do untold injury un- ases are acd side by side. The iap less the government chemists can find Istiems away. The motion of the veas some way to counteract it. t r It's a malicious concoction, and theo a a pi n cae bus it a me. It i rHere Is the Reason You Can Bya At a Price Nearer Actual Manufacturing Cost Than Any Other Piano Made and on Easy Payment Terms. THIS0 )?,aZbut! 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