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PROBLEM MAY BE MET TODAY McAdoo and Leaders of Congress to Confer on New Bill. The question of a new war rev enue bill at this session of Con is to be discussed 'today when 2*oeretary of the Treasury McAdoo. Chairman Simmons, of the Senate rinance Committee and Chairman .vjtcbin, of the House Ways and Xeana Committee meet in confer ence. 8enator Simmons and Mr. Kitchin have both been open in their oppo sition to new taxation legislation until Congress meets again in De cember. or at the earliest at a spec fal session of Congress to be call ed to meet directly after the fall elections. They take the ground that ample authority has been granted by Congress to raise all necessary funds to meet war de mand?. and that tax legislation would delay indefinitely the ad journment of Congress, now set for July 1. without good cause. In this stand they appear to have the support of the majority of both Houses of Congress, including both Democratic and Republican leaders. Secretary McAdoo is firmly of the opinion that the finances and credit of the country, under the strain of unexampled expenditures for war purposes, demand the early en actment of a new war revenue bill. Like members of Congress, however, he is willing to be shown. One of the stock arguments against a new bill is that it would disturb business conditions. The Treasury Department takes the view that if war revenue legislation would disturb business at this time, it would disturb it at any time, and as no one in Washington doubts for a moment that a new bill must be enacted, it is just as well to get it over with. Some of the members of the Ways and Means Committee have seen the force of the argument presented by the Treasury Department and are already at work putting to gether the foundation for a new war revenue bill. The scheme of this bill is a flat rate of taxation on Incomes and excess profits. Far-seeing Senators and Repre sentatives are arranging their af fairs for a protracted session. RED CROSS DRIVE in Alexandria on City Will Double Its Allotment of Twelve Thousand. THE IIKRAIJI BI REAI . it. L". K'.igi.r d ?3 King hlret'f. Alexandria, Va . Miv 19 -if there is any man who refu.es to civ.- i., the Rod Cro*a fund, he is a friend ??f the Kaiser, and an enemy ..f the I niled Slates." d elated H. H K MeKarland. former District Com mlsaioner. and now chairiivin if the Red Cross fund of Washington, in an address delivered at a monster open-air Red Cross mass meeting neld here this afternoon at the Con federate monument. The spraker predicted that Alex andria would double her allotment Of ?!-.??? in the drive, which will oe formally openorj tomorrow. Three *>f <Jen. Pershinv's men. who were among the fifty sent over to help boo t th(. lib.-ny ?,.r<. prf.^ ent. and two made addresses. Those who spoke were Corp. l.tty j; Smith and Sergt. H.ftner. Private Fred erick also was present. They weie given a big ovation. Private Smith told of the lighting on the other side, and predicted tlwi the American troops would Klv a good account of themselves _ s"*t H.ftn-r urged all to give unt.l it hurts- He lau led Charl. Taft, and urged all to send letter-. home <o 'he boys, and to omit unnecessary thin*:.--. The meeting was presided ovef bv Rev. K. V. h#-ge.^ter. D. D. pastor of the M. K Church South. The invo cation was pronounced bv Hfet \V ? Norton rector of Christ l\ K. Church.' and the benediction by Rev. Isjifls ^met. raster ?f St. Marys Catholic Church. he m.etin,- was called to orrtep by Carroll Pierce. ^"reeding the mass meeting .her. was a big parade, which was viewed ? tre ?0"", 2 r~"" alon< King street^ Jo.in H. Trtmyer v.as tnief marshal Music was furnished by in. Washington Navy Yard Hand and the Boy Scout Rind of Washington. The women, dressed In their Red Cross uniforms, made a splendid showing alons the line of march. The parade was as follows- Wa.h p"""X."-v '???"'?I " '??I- 'hree of Hen Pershing, chief Marshal Trim ii? H I /- ? " Klnk' Krank ha> 1'M. H. R aton. s. W. PRts. Van-e uL.itZ. w"men uniformed from branch Cross, Rosemont u f?ra,Wo"c "''=hts. Washing ton Boy :v,.,. Kand. Herbert r.. I hurch South, firri'v p e ttoSlY. K?",rn star- Uncolnla.' |,t': Church ,?m S.'" MaryCatholic ? hurch. an.I m? ml?ers of st Academy Alumnae. * Residents this mornins f.-u wl -"'""J'''' corners In the Inteiest of the Red iv.-. Those Who will assist In the cam paign will meet at 9:3ft o'C!o,.,t srz.jzr"r ,n ,h" t"?? o/ k2 ?f 1 on?n*erce. an,| ?h?? IV ''"V"1 at ???? Pastors of JIL .t rt',r" ">*>V urged all to drive"" M,rport to thc Cross hundred and Hfty little gin, \wre?.'h. "L v anrt *earing floral wreaths about their heads, this after >K?n participated in the annual Mav (ch^r".100 W 81 Mary'* <-?'holic Miss Dorothy Knight was May Marearetnghhrr n,aid" w,-re *?"*? Shu?"- I>ene I>v?,n. " Ind .h h , "" WH" Crown bo?r HjiT W *" maids Misses Cor Ka \ 5"'na Virginia R?Wil Coll *arCt Brcnn" Ml,., ^.enh , 7"*" ??? cross bearer, and Joseph Lash wa3 banner bearer. Huri'dreH?'h Of the One er^r.oo , anniversary of the conse cration of St. Paul's P. E. Church were held in that church at II o'clock this mmnuig in the present.. large conatega,ion o? which o. Hs.on . silk flag. ,he alft tH .S l"- wa* fo"nally pre ? ?hu:ch- A nre,entation the^JriMsh * G'"- M"C'-?chlln. flal^o? ? ary BUache- ?>"? the .k :^v "?*P'<-d on behalf ot n ReT- P P" ?'h'"iPa. n hs,' *tlman wa< no ach d by Rev. Wallace R. Rollins. I> !> of D. SoT Theological seminar^. De Wilton Aitcheson has sone in *lrf*nla, which convemea to Ministers Tell Needs of So ciety and Importance of Its Work. Congregations In churches of every denomination were appealer to yesterday by their pastors to | give their utmost to aid the Ameri- I i can Red Cross during the coming j week. I Throughout the Catholic churches of the District, at all the morning ?masses a letter from Cardinal Gib bons was read. Message of Cardinal Ribbons. "I have been requested by the government to bring to the notice of the faithful under me, the very pressing needs of the Red Cros, So ciety.'" the Cardinal wrote. "It la a well-known fact, that this organ- I ! ization. together with Knights of Columbus and Y. M. C. A., has beei. i officially recognized as a govern ment agency and Is doing magnifl Uant w-ork, both at home and abroad. Any help, therefore, that may be given this society is but lending aid to our country in the trial through which she is parsing. "I therefore ask, in your an nouncements at the masses on Sun-1 day May 1!*. that you bring the needs of this society to the atten-1 tion of the people of your parish in the hope that their response will be as generous in this case as their means will permit. Our Catholic people have proved beyond question that loyalty and devotion with them is not mere lip service. In the fur nishing of men and means they have set an example which will stand for all time, of how a de voted people can measure up to the nation's needs. I feel sure, this last appeal will meet with a like hearty response." PrrnHemCm Mmmk^ Read. Dr. Gordon, of the Congregational < hurch; the Rev. James Shera Montgomery, and all other Protest tant ministers, made appeals to their congregations to give gener ously to the Red Cross during the coming week. In many of the churches the President's message was read in full. The Rev. Dr. Anderson, at the I Calvary Baptist Church, asked the I members of the congregation to let j >t be known at the church the lav.iount they contributed. He add led. "I.ike the blind woman who had I the sunshine of Ood In her heart, j is the Red Cross today." OFFICIAL REPORTS^ FROM WAR FRONTS . DETAILING BATTLE < "NTINI'Kn IIOV PACE (INK. 1 machine guns. Our casualties were ' light. We successfully raided today * hos . fi'e post southwest of Meteren inflicting j casualties on the garrison. "From the remainder of the front 11here is nothing to report beyond ar j iillery activity on both sides in dif '? ferent sectors." Following is the text of the official ?!:.>? report from Field Marshal Half. ' .Minor enterprises wen undertaken "V us last night in the neightorhood ?>f \ ille-Sur-Ancre northwest of Moi ; I' "court. Our positions in this locality | w^re improved. A number of prisoners ??'iid machine guns were captured by , us. , Raids resulting in the capture of a few prisoners and four machine guns .were carried opt by us northwest of , Albert and in the neighborhood of : I famel. j "A raid attempted by the enemy j northeast of Rethune was repulsed by jour fire, .M. enemy troops being un able to 'each our lines." FRENCH. ? Paris. May 13? The artilleries .,f I ""'h eid-s were active last night -ad early tl-i? morning north of the ,Avre. says today's war office com i munique. | trench patrols took prisoners in the sector of Hangard en Santirre | German surprise attacks near the I lower Aillette River, in the Ar I tonne, and in the Woevre sector . failed. The French made a success ful mid to the east of Rheims, tak | ing some prisoners. ir text ot the c,ay c?mmunique f follows; "Their were artillery Are by both IV in the region north of the [ Avre. j .? took prisoners In ? the Hansard sector. j "Enemy surprise attacks toward* tho lower Aillette end in the Ar iconne and Woevre sectors *ere j broken up by our fire. '7V". L?.ok I""i?nners in raids of I ea>t of Rheims. j From the remainder of the | front there Is nothing to report." GERMAN. Berlin, via Tendon. May 19.? Follow ingis the text of today's war office statement covering the operations on I the West front yesterday: , . ?C Hu,lu<l? English .at tacked With several companies. They J were repulsed with heavy losses. " Elsewhere Infantry activity was limited to reconnaissances. .."'"'J?'5; activity continued on Untl1 e,,r,y """-"ing. It d.min'shed later and was revived onl> towards evening. "Between Arras and Albert the enemy was especially active. Our bat teries were many times subjected to a ; > iolent fire. ' j morrow, and which will be presided j over by W. A. Smoot, this city. j Mrs. Oracle E. Potter, wife of To. ,seph M. Potter, died shortly after 5 I "clock Saturday afternoon at her . residence, near Franconia. Fairfax County, Va. She was a daught? I Of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Dove ani j addition to her husband, is survived ! by one child. The funeral will take I Place at 3 o'clock Tuesday after! noon from P.e?lal, Baptist Church :and the burial will be In the ceroe j tery at that place. 'CrUlo fun"ral "Clarence Howard Griffith son of Mr. and Mrs. Wlll i K- Griffith, took place this aft 3 SX: ber. attended in a body. VIi'n r.BV*P17? u on of members of Pit? xi Consistory No. 2. Scottish . Masons, Monday. May 27 will journey to Harrisonburg. Va.. to iwen'tv nKrC' ?n a Cl"* of twent)-Ave candidates from dlffer 'TheP? u Va,ley of Virginia. '?d tV 1 lake :? i. VERNON HTNUTT GOT SOMEWHAT SORE BECAUSE THE FAT I Rv cohtaine fo* MAN WAS TRIMMING HIM AT TENNIS. J (Copyright. 1918. by The Wheeler Sytidlraio. !. ? i Sunday Theatre Openings roil'a?"in I Ket.*? i Miss Izetta Jewel's return to the j.;ta>;e. and in particular to the good | old boards of Poll**, where she reigned so long in the stratum of stock, was ro'complished last evening in a play 'of which the title was aptly and elo quently descriptive. There is such an enmeshed motlva , lion of "In a Net," so many angles , f the plot leading to diffusion rather 11 nan to centralization and compnct ' ness, that the drama naturally lends 'itself to mixed and varied feelings. It i? not conventional in any sense. Maravene Thompson has succeeded in | giving her first play a new story, and it "is indubitably true that the story 'can and will be made much more 'convincing and sound than it now is. That much i* certain to come before the drama assumes its permanent lorm. "In a Net" is to be classified ss a melodrama which escapes the hack neyed rhannHs by a plot which darts into what is. so far as present mem ory goes, a new field of theatrical exploitation. Kor Instance, we find in I the final act a mother desperately try ing to save the hoi\yr of her boy and ? who. in that fight, is forced to pre I tend marital relations with a man ?not h?r husband, a victim of amne I sia?that is. one who has temporarily lost control of those cerebral centers 'wherein dwell the memory. The au [thoress and the players do yeoman service in trying to make such a situ lation plausible. One does not have to I witness the play to envisage the al | most insuperable difficulties of doing ' so. But for Washington at least ?he main question to bt? asked of the new , piece is this: "What does it do for ; .Miss Jewel?" Well, it provides her | with some opportunities for emotion alism which she accepts with fluency ! ji nd ense. rtjic can readily imagine I?oe Kugel. producer of the play, cast ing about for an emotional actress who could realize in its fullness the high-pressure quality of "mother love" as exemplified in "In a Net." , turning his eve in the direction of | Miss Jewel as an adequate exponent ' of the part. The ex-queen of local , stock showed she had lost none of i her old skill, none of her facility and sureness of touch. She acted the part ? of "Allayne Norman" cleverly, avoid ing the temptation of overacting it, or of masticating the scenery in the vein of the Leslie Carter and Olga i Nethersole s< hool. Miss Jewel has surrounded her | self with a company which for the most part Is excellent. Charles Milward gave a smooth and well rounded interpretation of the role of "The ^#en." the memory-bereft hero who narrowly misses robbing the heroine of the aympathi-.i of the audience at more than one point in the development of the plot. Wal ; ter Ringham could well give a ? trifle more repression to the imper sonation of Dr. Morris. Walter Wil ison contributed an excellent char acter study of a dissolute husband as Bruce Norman; Buster Wattell I scored one of the real hits of the play in the role of the hoy, "Billy' I Norman; Clarence Handysides was I adequate to all demands that the role of Sir Henry Drake made upon !him; Cyril Holmes contributed somfc rather futile comic relief as Mar ! tin; and "Gypsy" O'Brien made quite J a striking picture as the model, : Elise Ellison, in opening the play. Cast and production are excellent I of their kind, and the play undoubt edly will be knitted together, will lose its tendency to talkiness, as the trylng-out period reveals its minor structural flaws and gives a more effective projection to the : ?tory. i ItrlHMco?"May Time.** An audience which waited until 9:'J6 o'clock last evening at the Belasco for a delayed curtain rise, saw a presentation of "Maytime." a play with music by Rida Johnson Young. "Maytime" would be a fine little bit of dramaturgy, were it not for the fact that it seems to suffer from too much "atmosphere." For the pur pose of comparison, it is a sort of musical ized "Milestones," although ! considerably more lightsome. J "Maytime" is a musicalized history . of the rise of real estate values on ManhAttan Island. If you don't like that sordid a viewpoint, one may amend and call it a history of what happens to be3t families, no matter how Dutch, in the course of nearly 100 years. "Maytime," of course, has a plot. Ottille Van Zandt, the charming daughter of a rich patron family, falls in love in the, first act and in the year 1*40 with Richard Wayne, the I apprentice son of a laborer. Ottille is i foi-ced into marriage with a cousin she ] detests and Richard departs to make ' his fortune. He reappears in 1856?t&t second act?with a million dollars and his useless love. In the third act-18*0 ?he is saving Ottille from poverty and in the fourth and last act. Richard's grandson marries Ottille's grand daughter. Naturally, the parts do not change hands through the piece. The first act of "Mayland" closes with a piece of pathos that David Be lasco might well be proud of and it serves to introduce a corocdian-John T. Murray?who is a pleasure to the eye and ear. The piece, however, hav ing tugged the hearts of its watchers in the fintt act. immediately proceed* to throw this interest to the winds by a steady retrograde movement which climaxes In the fourth and last act with a sordid, ragtime tlnish quite out of keeping with the first and prettiest uct. t "Maytime" is not a had show. Its better than many others which have dragged much war tax for Uncle Sam during the pa?t winter. But one wonders why one must hear in that last act. a Babel of phrases about the Winter Garden and press (agents and cabarets and the rest of I the frothy metropolitan gamut. | One would greatly like to see : Carolyn Thomson, who handles the I role of Ottille with a winsome. ; warm and intimate touch, aspire ;to something a bit more serious. | when she does, she should take with her John Charles Thomas, who ran really sing and who really doesn't look at all like an actor. (Carolyn is a composite picture of Else Alder, of "Miss Springtime." and Phoebe Foster, of "Cinderella Man" memory. By no means must .one oyerlook. either, the light and pleasing and infectious drollery of 'John T. Murray, as Matthew Van 1 Zandt, who counts an act lost in I which he fails to claim another 1 and another bride. | Creditable work Is likewise done 1 Isabel Vernon. Henrietta Dix. Ar ! thur Geary, Maude Allen, Naomi i Dale and Aileen Poe. His position j in the show would seem to entitle i Charles H. Bower to some mead of 'praise, hut he'g not our kind of a ' "heavy," even of the 1840 brand. There is one song hit, "Will Tou I riomember," which has already gar j nered some fame as "Maytime I Waltz." I Otherwise, thus endeth the eve j ning's lesson. Gayety??Pus* In Boot*." I Jean Bedlni's Parisian novelty, f f.-lined In the "Puss Pubs" company, opened its return engagement yeater i day to two packed houses at the Gayety Theater. "Somewhere Here" Is the title of the two-act burlesque which more than met with the ap proval of the lovers of variety. This offering does not depend upon a plot, but its catchy musical nuro I bers and the well-founded talking ! skits are just a little different from (any entertainment shown before the , Gayety footlights this season. j The entire company is a well-talent ; ed one. Its singing and dancing are j far above the ordinary. Davis and Standford ^n the specialty known to 1 all burlesque patrons as "He's in the j Jailhouse Now," have a brand new J line of songs and dancing steps which ! only this pair can put over. They were at their best yesterday and worked so many encores that they de clined to answer the call, which last ed five minute? after the next num ber beRan. Jean Bedini in straight line proved to be a royal entertainer. The support afforded him by his ' comedians was almost continuous I with laughter. j Of tho women principals Helen I^orayne, a chic and dimpled prima donna; Rita Drew, a peppery sou brette, and May Myers added much splendor to the attraction. Boo Har mon, Bob Murphy and Sid Malcolm do their oit in the comedy role and are given big hands by their Hobpogh dances. A typical Bedini chorus was in evidence, being both clever and shapely. They respond will in the song numbers. Moore'a Garden?"Convict W.V' A new sort of "crook" photoplay is on view at Moore's Garden Theater the first three days of this week where Irene Castle is pictured as star of Pathe's latest release. "Convict 993." In the early scenes of this sub ject Mrs. Castle is shown as a pris oner In jail serving time for having appeared guilty of crime by reason of having attempted to shield her father the real culprit, but in later scenes this chic young woman again is seen in the environment of swagger j affluence which her name invariably suggests. Mrs. Castle does perhaps the best work of her career before the camera In her present shadow drama, even revealing occasional glimpses of her wonderful grace as a dancer, and is supported by as strong * cast as Path? ever has assembled. Th# lead er of the band of crook# who compel Roslyn Ay re to further their achemes la effectively visualized by that roas ter-villain, Warner Oland, who haa the gift of creating an Immediate im pression of sinister evil without re sort to exaggerated gesture or facial distortion. Harry Hen ham, Helene I Chadwick, J. H. Giimour, Paul Ever !on and Ethyle <'o??ke also do excel lent work in their respective roles In addition to the feature the pro gram embraces the customary sup plementary short-reel subjecta cover ing a wide diversity of matter, and carefully selected and synchronized orchestral accompaniment. On Wednesday and Thursday the principal attraction at the Garden will l>e ' With Hoops of Steel." a new Pa rait a release picturing Henry B. Walthall in the stellar role. Moore'a Straod?"Taraa? of the A pea.** The largest Sunday crowds in the | history of Moore's Strand Theater ! yesterday viewed the first local | presentations of Tartan of the I Apes." one of the most unusual films I that has ever i>een displayed in (Washington. As if the strength of ! an extraordinary eight-reel feature iwere not enough, the week's bill is further aided by a special prologue, staged amid a mass of tropical ver ? dure, provided by the noted animal j trainer, V. I*. Norwood, under whose j direction Charles the Great, the famous educated ape. and his con j sort, demonstrate that the episodes I depicted upon the screen in no sense j exaggerate the truth. | The National Film Company's pfc turization of Edgar Rice Burroughs' | novel, "Tarzan of the Apes," adheres | with remarkable fidelity to the read i ing version of the imaginative story of the little English boy of noble j birth, who. through a chain of as itonishing circumstances, was reared I in the jungles of Africa by a family <Sf apes. The narrative which the photoplay carries is twofold, one half depicting the weird experiences of the Jungle child, the other the dissolute performances of the usurp er in England who laid claim to his title and estates. P'rom this brief resume of an ab sorbingly original plot may bt, : judged the wide variety of scene : necessary to its effectual visualiza tion. "Tarzan" in all truth sets a record in diversity of scene and ac tion. daring on the part of the mem bers of the cast, imagery on the part of the director and discretion in the camera department. All forms of jungle life are faithfully reproduced fr;>m the slithering boa constrictor to the passive crocodile, the prowling lion and the tractile elephant. Apes, as go without say ing, play an important part in the development of the story. It is es sential, too, to utilize the services of two actors in the title role?one the child Tarzan. the other the man grown to maturity. In the early J reels Gordon Griffith assumes the ! burden of the name part while in the later and more important reels Elmo Lincoln takes over the task. J Mr. Lincoln will be remembered as | a blacksmith in "The Kaiser." His feats of strength and daring in the jungle scenea have never been paralleled. , j Other members of the case are Thomas Jefferson. Enid Markey. True Boardnian and hundreds of others. The film affords many close up views of African tribal rites ana gives an accurate idea of the meth ods of the Algerian slave hunters operating in the Belgian Congo. The showings will he continuous Rupture Kills 7,000 Annually Seven thousand persona each year are lakj away?the burial certificate being marked "R?P tine." Why? Because the unfortunate oues had neglected tlirmsclves or had been merely taking care of the sign (swelling! of the afflic tion and paying no attention to the cause. What are you doing? Are you neglecting your self by wearing a trass, appliance, or whatever name you choose to call it? At best, the/truss it only a makeshift-a fals? prop against a col I lapsing wall-and cannot he exi?cted to act .?> I more than a mere mcclianical support. The binding pressor? retards blood circulation, thfc robbing the weakened muscles of tliat which they need most-nourishment. But science has found a way. and every truaa sufferer in the land ia invited to make * FREK te*t right in the privacy of their own home. The PLAPAO method is unquestionably the most scientific, logical and auii?rful sr'.f treatment for rupture the world has ever known. Th? PLAPAO PAD when adhering closely to the body cannot possibly slip or shift out of place, therefore, cannot chafe or pindi. Soft sa velvet-easy to apply-tarxpoisive. To he used while you work and whit* you sleep. No strap, buck 1 os or springs attached. Lesrn how to close the hernial opening a* nature intended so the rurttue CAN'T come down. Send jour name today to PLAPAO GO Block 248. St. Louis. Mo.. f?* FREE tnal Plapao and the instructive informal?oa neces iaiy.-Adl. ^ throughout the week from 10 a. m. to 11 p. m. diiljr, with tbi special de luxe prologue at t. S, 7 and 9 p. m.. and daapite the magnitude of the attraction the customary Strand prices will preraiL LwWi CaNmiM*?William f. Hart. An entirely new characterisation and one of the strongest stories William 8. Hart has appeared in, "Selfish Yates." was the feature photoplay at Loew's Columbia yesterday and will continue to ha shown until Thursday. As the name implies. Selfish Yates oonsiders no one but himself, and be does not expect or wish any consider ation from anybody else. He is al ways consistent. He believes that if a boy wishes to drink himself to death It is his privilege and no one has the right to interfere, least of alt Yates, who sells the whiskey. When Mary appears with her young sister, she appeals to Yates to protect them. From the moment that the two girls enter his household the work of reformation begins. Yate's better na ture gradually asserts itself. He pro tects Mary from Riley, a good-for nothing dance hall keeper, and refuses to sell liquor to the man whom It is slowly killing. He follows Mary's wishes implicitly. Although it is a mighty hard struggle sometimes he wins out in the end. The current event pictures and com edy supplementary reels complete the program. Thursday and for the last half of the week Jack Pickford will be seen in his new photoplay, "Mile-A-Minute Kendall." Craadall'a (??In*?1 F,n llKh ?<?? Thy Dawghter.** "Enlighten" TnyTRw535CT''i5own at Crandall's Casino yesterday and Which will remain the attraction at that theater all week, is unquestion ably a film with a message. It deals in no uncertain manner with one of the most vital social problems, yet its treatment is so adroit that there is not the slightest suggestion of the offensive In its entire showing, not aven a situation in which the most prudish mind might find material for objection. Briefly, It deals with the influences of different home surroundings on the lives of two young girls, one of whom experiences first sorrow and degrada tion and then goes Jo her death through ignorance of sex facts which the pic tures seek to prove that every girl should know; while the other, guard ed and guided by a wise and loving mother, avoids the pitfslls of life and finds true happiness. The moral of the play, which is not at all "preachy," is to be found in its title, and it is driven home with com pelling force. The principal charac ters are well Interpreted by a cast which includes Frank Sheridan. Kath erine Kaelred, James Morrtson. Ar thur Donsldson. Ruby d^ Romer, Marie Shotwell and Violet Horner. AMISH PROVE PATRIOTISM. I^sncaster, Pa.?The .Amishmen have at last decided not to allow their re ligious scruples to interfere In assist ing to win the war. Membeis of the sect in these parts a:e endeavoring to raise a bumper crop, and nearly $3,000 of liberty bonds were sold among the leaders. I* is a fact that every cup of "SALADA" TEA possesses that unique flavour of freshness that has made it famous for more than a quarter of a century. ? TAFT AND WALSH ON TRIP TO FIX STRIKES Start Tomorrow to Hear Differences in Middle West Cities. William H. Tart and Frank P. Walsh. Joint rtialrmen of the Na tional War Labor Board, will start on a awing around the country to morrow to adjust labor disputes. They will go to Kansas City. St. I?uis, Cleveland and Detroit to take up matters in and centering about | those cities. At Kansas City, May 24. they will, take up the Pittsburgh and Joplin, Railway Company's troubles with its employes. Workers had been on i strike but agreed to return to their ^duties pending the arrival of the (national men. Both sides have! agreed to abide by the committee decision. At St. Louis. May 25. th*> differ-; j ertces will be heard between the Bt. Joseph Lead Company and the em-1 ployes in the smelter at Herculan-1 cum. Mo. The strikers here also re-' turned pending the arrival of 1 Messrs. Taft and Walsh. But the I controversy has been narrowed down to one over labor alone. At Cleveland. May 27. the dispute between the Cleveland Railway Company and employes will be con sidered and the next day a similar controversy at Detroit. Alien Property Boss Takes Over Own Bank Salina. Kan.. May 39.?The Farm ers National Bank has be*n named alien property custodian for this section of Kansas. One of the first i things it had to do w as to take over | the property it occupied, because it j belonged to Gustave Kothe, a native ' of Germany. J Kothe lived here formerly, but ; some twenty-five years ago return ! ed to his native land to represent J the Cnited States. He has never re j turned. KEITH'S It) CONDUCT red cross amm Will U*e Methods Which Raiiec > Four Million for Liberty Loan. In connection with the Red Croat drive this week the mintfemfnt o: B. F. Keith's Theater ha? announce* a campaign to secure contribution! for the Red Croas. to he conduct** in the theater. along similar linei to the recent liberty loan campairn Manager Rohblna has called to hli assistance-. Frederic J. Haskin. wh? directed the theater's loan csmpaigt in which $4,271,975 In bonds wen ?old. President Wilson haw presents for a ralTl" for the benefit of th? Red Cross, the live turkey for whi?"t $10,000 was obtained for a charit able purpose by the same m^an* Ic New Orleans. The raffle will be hek in the theater some night dnrini the week. Other attractions am events to be used In the theater'i Red Cross campaign. as announce* by Manager Robblns, Include i "Chinese Auction.'* a Red Crop: Bazaar. Pledging Bee*. eminen speakers and minor musical anc mirthful features. "Ice Too Thick to Cut," So Prices Are Highei Providence. R. I., May 15. ? FWaua< the Ice last winter was "too thl^k ti rut easily." the price to family trad? in this city has been raised <5 cents ? we?k. T'nder the new rate families will have to pay 9S cents a week in suad of M cents. The same rata o: hi cent a pound is charged, however. DOG LICENSES BOOSTED. Bartksvflle. ?>kla^ May 19.?Recall* of an article which appeared In i local newspaper staling that it cot approximately SS4 a year to do*? here. Mayor Kaster has decided it introduce an ordinance raising the an nual dog li<enaes to flO for femal# and $f> for male dogp. Bridging the Gap From Steer to Steak Live stock is raised on the farms and ranches of the West Meat is eaten in the large cities of the East, and by our boys in France?thousands of miles away. The day of transporting live animals from ranch to seaboard and overseas has passed There was too much waste. The modern packer locates his large and special ized plants in the producing regions. He ships the dressed beef in refrigerator cars, and holds it in his own refrigerated branch warehouses until delivered to the retailer. For shipment to foreign ports, he transfers the meat to refrigerated ships. By means of his nation-wide organization the modern packer maintains a continuous flow of meats to all parts of the country, so that each retailer gets just the quantity and quality of meat his trade demands, and at the time he wants it Swift & Company recently shipped 1,000 carloads of meat products in one week to our Armies and to the Allies. Bridging the gap from ranch to consumer can be done successfully?and at low unit costs and profits only by large business organizations. Swift & Company's profit on meat, always so small as to have practically no effect on prices, is now limited by the Government to about 2 cents on each dollar of sales. Year Book of interesting and instructive facts sent on request. Address Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois Swift & Company, U. S. A. Local Branch, 10-14 Center Market, Washington, D. C.