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of Hawaii. ORGANIC ACT IGNORED CONGRESS ONLY CAN REMEDY EXISTING CONDITIONS. Hanifest Need of Cable to the United States?Interesting Talk With Senator Carter. Senator George Carter of Honolulu, who is In Washington at the suggestion of President Roosevelt to give his views on the conditions obtaining in the Hawaiian Islands, is the guest of Mr. Gifford Pin chot, 1615 Rhode Island avenue, whose classmate he was at Yale College. Senator Carter will go to San Francisco in a few days to visit friends, but he will return to be present at the conference at the White House when Gov. Sanford Dole arrives, which will be about April 1. Although only thirty-three years old. Senator Carter has had a busy life, and few persons are more familiar with the general conditions In the Hawaiian Islands. "Perhaps what surprises me most are the questions that are put to me by the people Senator George Carter. ?f the United States." Mr. Carter said to a reporter of The Evening Star today. 'Are you accustomed to American ideas yet?' and 'Do the native people take kindly to free government?' are asked me fre quently. As a matter of fact, the people of the islands have always been most patri otic In their demonstrations on American holidays. Hawalians have had representa tive government and elections since 1847, and they understand the ordinary term of politics pretty well. The Election Next Fall. "As to the general conditions in Hawaii? Well, that Is indeed a comprehensive sub ject. In the first place we are in a de pressed condition financially. The price of sugar, which is our main industry, has reached the lowest point ever known. We haven't gotten over the disastrous fire which was made necessary to stamp out the bubonlo plague. The people of the United States never realized the extent of that disaster. We have no cable to notify * the world of our misfortunes, as Galves ton, Johnstown, Jacksonville and other cities had when they needed help. "We are looking forward to another elec tion the coming November, and it will un doubtedly be a repetition of an overwhelm ing native vote (the natives are in a big majority) and another legislature where the proceedings will be conducted with a manifest intent to ignore the organic act which requires that they shall be in Eng lish, and will be long and tediously drawn out by delays necessitated by translating everything from Hawaiian into English. "At the last session of the legislature the Hawaiian majority argued that if the min utes were recorded in English that was sufficient to keep within the organic act; any way it was not fair to take one clause out of the act and enforce that, for It was a well-recognized law in English as well as American Jurisprudence that a document must be interpreted as a whole: that of the three points Involving the Hawalians in the organic act two were in their favor and this one against them. Still further, they argued that it was a well-recognlzed American principle that the majority should rule; hence they decided that the proceedings should be conducted in their own language. Ignored the Organic Act. "Notwithstanding that the Hawalians had an overwhelming majority in both houses they failed to comply with the organic act and apportion the senators as provided In section 30. In organizing the territory it was necessary that at the first election fif teen senators, the whole number of the upper house, should be elected. To make the body a continuous one seven were to retire in two years, to be succeeded by others, and eight were to be four-year sen ators, succeeding elections puttlng'ln seven or eight as the case might be. "In this way part of the body would be returned every year and part would hold over. The legislature failed, however, to arrange the details of such apportionment and no selection of the seven two-year sen ators was made. This fall, under the law, seven new senators will be elected, but, un less Congress comes to the rescue, I can see no possible way for deciding which of the fifteen senators shall retire to make way for newcomers. "The republican minority proposed to the Hawaiians that the matter be settled by the selection to go of those senators who received the lowest number of votes in each district. This was not satisfactory. Then the minority proposed that the seven sena tors who received the highest number of votes at the last election be selected to re tire. But nothing seemed satisfactory to them. They would have much preferred to make the allotment so that the six reub llcan senators should be In for two years only. This being simply a failure to com ply with the law, It Is difficult In any way to bring It before the courts. Congress Can Correct Abuses. "There seems to be no other alternative than to appeal to the power which brought the territory Into existence and framed the ect, for certainly if the question Is not settled there will be only seven senators, the newly elected ones, concerning whose seats there can be no doubt. This will be not a majority, not even a quorum. Under ?utfh conditions the upper branch of the legislature will be ineffective; no legislation can be done." Asked about Gov. Dole and the present administration in Hawaii, Senator Carter ?aid: "I am glad Gov. Dole is coming here to confer with the President. Of course, what I have said to President Roosevelt on the subject of affairs in our territory must be made public from the White House, If at all. The Impression that I have gained here In the United States seems to be that Mr Dole Is in bad health. In fact, he has en tirely recovered and is refreshed by his rest and is apparently as well as ever. The telegram which was sent him yesterday, if It caught the boat In time, might reach him ?o that he could get to Washington about March 27; otherwise about April 1. The .whole Hawaiian situation will be gone over and the President will make up his mind as to what policy he will adopt in the is lands for the future." The Need of a Cable. Senator Carter is enthusiastically in favor ?f a cable from the United 8tates to the Hawaiian Islands "A cable," he eaid, "will improve the is lands immeasurably and make them a' The Hecht Stores Wljft Be Open Until 9 O'clock Saturday Evening. -- The Hecht Stores"jwijjj Be Open Until 9 O'clock Saturday Evening. The Last Day of the Fire Sale. . ? &. .1 _ .. _ _ . . . ____________ ?t The Hecht "charge it" privilege makes buying and paying alike easy. The concluding day of the greatest special sale in Washington business history will be tomorrow?and every effort of the stores has been directed toward making .it a day which, wiU surpass in enthusiasm and crowds any day of the sale, unprecedented as they have been. To do this it has been necessary to mi^e the store attractions doubly magnetic?to make the purchasing power of every dollar substantially greater than ever before. We believe that the acme of price-lessening has been reached in the sale specials detailed be low?and certain it is that it will be a long time before such offerings will be equaled. A number of very special purchases will add zest and interest and money-saving to the day's setting. Your purchases, large or small, will be charged; weekly or monthly payments. The New Spring Costumes. We've selected two leaders from the brand-new costumes which the makers have shipped us within the past week?suits which embody all that fashion and fancy have dictated as proper in costume tailoring for the coming season. And as introductory sale specials to bring you into the department for a look at the spring things a full third'and more has been taken from the prices the suits will bring. for Suits which are Intended to sell at $12.9&?splendid quality black, blue or browu cheviot serge, made in several styles?jacket baa full satin lining and skirt is trimmed with deep flounce. $ 112.50 for Suits which are well worth the $20 at which they will selL They are beautifully made'of finest Venetian cloth, and represent the very modish spring creations at their beat. The Sga. Skirts, Wide-wale Lymansvllle Cheviot Skirt*, handsomely made with deep flounce; blue and Mack. Readily sold at $8.08. Sale price Beautiful Broadcloth I> r e s s Skirts? black and blue; deep stitched flounce: best binding and lining. Sell at Sale price Fine Black and Bine Lymansvllle Cheviot Skirts, elegantly trimmed with stitched taf feta silk bands, made with wide flaw. f!).98 has been the price $3.98 $4.98 [i i*tjit iicu i?i $5.98 Toadies' Fine Walking Skirts; stylishly made; in blue and two shades of gray; with dressy. ; in uiue ana iwo s of gray; trimmed <*> a deep flounce; very II 4L*LM r. seii at $4.98 a oiry ladles' Finest Walking or Pedestrian Skirts; fushlonably made of finest all-wool materials. $7.98 Is the price usually... isi x tutramau $3.98 Elegant Blue and Black Skirts", made with full flare and serpentine flounce; very high grade. $12.98 visually. Sale price Cheviot Dress $7.98 The $6,50 to $ 112,50 So on inner Suits Are Selling Rapidly at - The Suits are in the finest qualities of India Linen, Batiste and Lawn?white, natural linen and every popular color. Styles include beautiful effects in Yalen cieunrs lace inserting and edgiiiK: all-over pin-tuck effects; lace strip ping and hemstitching; deep sailor collar styles, with lace Inserting and edging and tie to match; new puff sleeves; lace turn-over collar; match twits. Now, l<efore we store them away you are to have your choice at KOHTHE SKIUT ALONE-98 CENTS. $2.9. You can well compare these with the most elegant silk w a you've ever seen. They are In all the newest Had most stylish fects?and taken altogether have rarely been equaled by the finest silk waists sold at $7 and $8. There are many handsome styles Included?clusters of pin tucks, hem stitching, cut steel buckles, newest bishop 6leeve, tec. The waists are In all of the season's most popular colors. Including black and white, and at $T would be fairly priced?for to morrow the Sale Price will be $2.98. New Spring Coats $4.9. The first display of the new Spring Jackets. They are In fine qual ity covert or black Venetian cloth and cheviot serge; they are full satin lined, and made with and without velvet collar; Eton, double-breasted and fly-front styles. These very chic and smart costs will be worn extensively, and while the price will be $7 and $8, the Introductory figure for the selling of these will be $4.98. Taffeta Silk Dress Skirts - - If we were to say $20 or $25 for these handsome Silk Press Skirts you'd think it was about right, for the value la certainly there, as a glance will show. They are made of the highest quality black taffeta silk and trimmed most elaborately, including corded satin bands, tine tucked flounces, i-c. ESegant Moire Silk Skirts $7.50 The jiopular Silk Skirt for dress occasions will lie the black moire; and. of course, wliat's decreed by fashion will always be found first at the Hecht Stores. These elegant Moire Silk Press Skirts are of the highest grade. They are elaborately trimmed with shaped satin bands, and are extremely styl ish and dressy. These are the rapid sellers?and small wonder, considering the price. A high-grade Taffeta Silk Underskirt, beautifully trimmed with accor dion pleatlug and Ruffles all colors, including black. $7.98 is the usual price?the sale takes half from the figures. Ladies' Fine Velomr Coats - - You can choose from thes- Ladles' Very Elegant and Modish Velour Jackets, which have sold tip to $39.98, and pay J8.U8. They are superb ly bettded and braided, best grade silk lining?the height of style, and most dressy and smart. 9c, Women's 98c? Cotton Waists - - Many new and handsome styles are being shown in the 59c. Waists?including hemstitched white In dia linen and a considerable variety of other styles elaborately trim med. They are made of finest madras, lawn, batiste and percale? all sizes. f f <4? Wrappers fSXyji.,* Don't mistake these High-grade Wrappers for the "trashy" kinds you are invited to buy at some stores. They are in heavy -quality Sea Island percale?black, red, cadet and navy?made in the newest and most-called-for styles-?made to fit, to look well and to wear well. Every skirt full width, every seam perfect- ^ ly sewed. These Wrappers sell from $1.49 to $1.98 ?vour choice tomorrow The New Qo=Carts. The display of new Go-Carts in all the styles which will be pop ular?every attachment and appliance of the most up-to-date ve hicles. A big variety of styles and kinds?and always at the small est possible prices. Two introductory specials: At $8.98 si? Handsome Reed and Rattan Reclining Go-Carts, wltb the very latest gearings, rubber tires, Ac.; several styles. Will ?ell up to $14. At $110.98s Beautiful styles In Rattan and Reed Reclining Go-Carts; most approved gearings mud rubber tlrea. Will fell up $18. Umbrellas?An Unequaled Purchase to Be Sold at Less Than Half Price. There 'are just an even thousand of them? and our word for it that better Umbrellas at the prices never came to Washington. It's a special purchase which took our buyer to New York in a hurry. They're for men and women?made of all silk, some with taped borders?and sell la every store at from $3.00 to $5.00. The Women's Umbrellas are In black, green, navy, plum, red aud garnet, with "Princess" haudles, steel rod, paragon frame and double lock. The Men's Umbrellas have fir, Congo and boxwood handles. Although worth every cent of $3.00 to $5.00, you are to have your choice at The wonderful record of shirt selling (6,000 in one week) can not, of course, be equaled in quantity in the Umbrellas?and in or der that the chance to share in this extraordinary sale may be ex tended to as many as possible we will limit one Umbrella to a buyer. uoruiTS?uuu ?eu iu $1.39 $2 Parasols, $1.15; $5 Parasols, $1.98, We have found in the big Umbrella purchase about 300 sam ples of the new season's Silk Parasols, ranging in value up to $5. These we have placed in two lots. Parasols SelHing at $2, $1.15. 1.98. Children's $1 OiiMbrelIas~35c Made of Silk Gloria, with fancy handles, steel rod and paragon frame?the Umbrellas sold at $1?tomorrow, 35c. Soap at a Saving. Genuine Witch Hazel Soap, fine quality? 4c. Good quality Toilet Soap, pure and fragrant? 1c. $! .98 French Flannel Waists Still a Perfect Choice. Thanks .to the quantity, there's still a perfect choice in the ich Flannel Waists which have created such a furore during the French Sale. They are made of tho finest quality of French Flannel. The variety Includes Silk-em broidered Waists, Taffeta Silk-trimmed Waists. Hrald-trlmmed Waists; some with the stylish bishop sleeves, and some with the equally stylish flare cuff; button front and button back. Iucludlng finest imported corduroys; also Walits In the popular Gibson style; many creations and effects never before shown. <The Waists were made to sell at $3 and $6.98, but your choice may be made tomorrow at the sale price of ; some with the stj 11.9. of Table Linen. Several cases of Ffne Turkey Red Table Linen, warranted fast- color, desirable pat terns; full 58 Inclines wltfc;. never sold under 110c. yard? ' ?? 19 cents. Several hundred yirrds of mill lengths In Pure Irish Linen Bleached Table Damask, exquisite patterns, 2, 2>,i and 3 yards long full 2 yards wide?splendid quality; selling from $1.25 to $1.40 yard? 89 cents. Wenched Table I'amnsk, In rich patterns and very serviceable quality?sells ut 33c. yard? 25 cents. Good Quality Silver Bleach Crash, sella at tie.? C^gc. Best Toilet Crash?3T?e. 16c. Linen Ilurk Towels? OTs'". Silver Bleach Table Linen, full RS Inches wide; sells at 40c. yard? 37 cents. Sliver Bleach German Table Linen, extra good quality, CO inches wide; sells at 70c. yard? 44 cents. Damask Dinner Napkins, large sl*e. Im ported. very rich patterns, hemmed both sides?limited lot?worth $1.98 dozen? $11.39, All-linen Fringed Fancy Napkins, worth 75c. dozen? 49 cents. Genuine Russian Crash; sells at 12Vic.? 8&c. All-linen Fancy Border Tea Toweling, 1 value-9%c. Children's New Spring Reefers. The ne\V Spring Reefers are here and await your inspection. They are in all-wool broadcloths, cheviots, grass cloth, linen, pique, etc., in the latest colorings and styles. Prices range from 98c. to $10. As an Introductory special we will sell 50 All-wool Cloth Reefers, /f\\ sizes 2 to C years, large collars, braid trimming; tan, reseda, cadet and brown; all worth $2. Choice tomorrow Three Big Sale Specials, Best Holland Window Shades. very slightly soiled, compi-to with fix tures; sell at 25o. - 12^c. Heavy 5-4 Table Oil cloth, white end marbled, excellent qua'lty-selllng at 25c. yard? 7%c. Extra Ileavy 11-4 Blankets, silver gray: selling at $1.50 pair? 69c. For the Children. Children's Muslin Drawers, fl /f>_ good quality, all sizes 2 to 13 H U years * Children's Drawer Waists, <1 p heavy twilled muslin; worth II 5^*7 25c. Special Children's Pretty Gingham ?i Dresses; sixes 1 to 3 years.... JJ Infants' Long and Short Slips, ^ nicely made of good material.. I Jfje Hosiery Sale. HECHT hlldren's Fast B.'pck _fbbed Hosiery, ?cam ?? ifes*, made with don *t l#c. >alr. out I m-.nt ?fi, ' g ..Men'a Seamless Fast Clack extra gjod quality? gularly at 15c. pair. A ^ t| S/v Men's Taco Lisle Thread /ttlL 11 Hose, black and col'**; always sell at 25c. pair. At 15c. (2 pairs for ?V.)-Wo men's Lace Lisle Ho . . slery, black and colors; seconds of the 25c. quality,but perfect--*?ll at 25c. Tomorrow Night Concludes the Greatest Clothing Sacrifice We've Ever Made. On the stroke of nine tomorrow evening this most extraordi nary sale of Men's Clothing will be a thing of the past. " THAT MEANS THAT YOUR BUYING CHAXCE IS LIMITED TO TOMORROW. And consider what the sale signifies to YOU. The clothing can be worn right up to hot weather, and the medium weights arc worn by many men the year round. That's why such a great num ber of men have taken advantage of the sale to supply not only present needs, but prospective wants as well. SUCH PRICING AS THIS HAS NEVER BEEN EQUAL ED IN WASHINGTON CLOTHING SELLING. Choice from every Suit In the house which has sold up to $113.50?all new and <(f> A present season's goods - - ? - - /! < Choice of any Suit, finest Cassimeres and some prices - t ? T* ?^ r T the very T What's Left of the Winter Overcoats. Jnist 35 Overcoats (2 size 33, 5 size 34, 5 size 35, 4 size 36, 2 size 37, 3 size 38, 11 size 40, 10 size 42, 2 size 44 and 11 size 46)?what's Heft from the season's best selling and most stylish lines and many of them off the highest grades. While they last tomorrow you are to have your choice for the almost ridiculous ?*? price of * <*? % 4* 1?? ? 4*> $4.00 Trousers Now Priced $2.00. They're the better grades, and have sold readily up to $4?but they are included in the close-out at $2 for your choice. Sale Specials in Hen's Hats. $2 Is the popular Hat price?a price and a grade originated by the Hecht Stores?the same hat you'd pay $3 for elsewhere. There are the newest styles, shapes and colors here to select from. Your saving is fully $1 on any hat you'd buy here. Men's $2.00 Hats, Including Derbies and Fedoras, all shades and all shapes, /v/v very speclal for tb6 sale at????????? ? ???????*?*???*???????? ? ????????????????????? ? yr ^ The variety and price range in the Boys' and Children's Hats have made friends of a host of parents. The newest in the boys' headwear is now on show. Now for the Boys, $6 Three= piece Suits, S2.49 These Sulfa sold for as high as $0. 8 lece Knee Pants S-iltB. sizes 10 to 15 years; n i?lalu and neat mixed effects. Boys' $3.98 tl Suits = - as ^ 11 A gfreat table filled with Boys' Fine Dou ble-breasted Suits, splendidly made, iu nest dark mixtures. 13, 14 Hnd 15 years. Keg ularlarly suld ut $3.08. Sale itrlce, $1.19. 19 Overcoats Youths' Finest Kersey Orerconts, l>e?t serjfe lining; sleeves lined with sutin; 14, 15 and 10 years; worth $12. Young Men's $114.98 Suits, $7, Finest 3-pIcce Ix>ng Tants Suits, 10 to 19 years, worsteds and ceat gray effects. Sold always at $14.US. Boys' Fine Waists, 85^c. Special lot of Extra Quality Waists in best fabrics?Tucked and 1'leat ed Waists; Finest I'-r^ale Walstt>; bine, bbtcic end white; some blouse styles. Boys' Blue Knee Pants, 112^c. Plain Blue Knee Pants, excellently made and suit able for dress or school. You'd expect to pay four or Ave times the sals price. Boys' 75c. Knee Pants, 25c. Very Superior Grade Knee Pants, made with buckle and bow liottom; patent walbtliand; 3. 4 uud 5 years. Sell at 75c. and more. A Sale of Shoes Price and Less. You'll recognize the offerings as being most extraordinary?but you'll better appreciate the character of the special purchase by a look at the Shoes themselves. Mainly a purchase of about 700 pairs of the famous Paff Children's Shoes, with the best of our own line as a strong support. There will be lively selling in the Shoe De partment tomorrow?and, of course, you'll be here. 300 pairs Paff's Infants' Shoes, all shapes and styles; the lot con tains Pstent Leather, Vlcl j)fl 11 /? Kid, tip and plain; regular Jr*\JJCL 60c. and 75c. qualities. X O Choice at 375 pairs Paff's Children's Finest Spring heel Shoes, hand-made, elegantly trimmed through out; 10 styles to chooos from; none worth less than 75c.. others $1.00 and $1.25. Choice... 47c, 500 pairs Ladles' Best Quality Vlcl KJd Lsce and Button Shoes; every pair guaran teed solid leather (a new pair given for any not proving satiafactoryi sboes worth ftvm $1.50 to ^ ^ Q $2.00. Choice 305 pairs Men's Shoes; some plain toe; best grade patent leather; worth $3.00 a pair; others are well made ahoea veal calf?none worth less ^ than $1.50. Choice , c?ci j jt'Air |uai a 1 199c es; some plain tw 195c, Hen's $11 Neglige Shirts, 49c." Here's the inducement which should reach Washington?the new Neglige Shirts in a big va riety of the latest patterns and effects ? the Shirts which are standard value at $i?but two to a buyer at the sale price every man in 49c, 9 <^113=5IS Sevemtln delightful and attractive place to Bpend the winter. A cable Is needed badly. A aide that la not often touched upon la the ef fect It would have on the people of the Islands themselves. You with your morn ing and evening newspapers do not com prehend how quickly we have to begin dis cussing our neighbors, when it is from ten days to three weeks between mails, during which period no word ia received from ths outside world. A cable would be of great beenflt from an educational point of view and would broaden the rang* of thought so that petty things would not bs of such In terest." Sites for Fortifications. The Secretary of War ou appointed a board, composed of Lieutenant Colonel J. M. K. Davis. Artillery Corps; Captain C. A. F. Flagler, Corps of Engineers. and Cap tain J. T. Crabbs of the quartermSatsCs department, to select sites for fortifications on ths Island ot Forts XUoo. - LARGELY ATTENDED. "Home Evening" Exercises at First Baptist Church. The exercises In commemoration of the Baptist centennial anniversary were at tended last night by the largest congrega tion of the week. The audience was com posed largely of members of the Baptist denomination, representing most of the city churches of that faith. Last night was designated as the "home evening," and was devoted to music, reminiscences, addresses and social converse. Several Baptist ministers from other cities, who were formerly connected with tne Baptist Churoh of Washington, were present end told of the times past when the denomi nation was In the early stages of develop ment Above the platform was a large white banner, on whioh was traced the growth of the denomination from the founding of the Pint Church m 1962. Rev. A. i. Huntington, D, D., presided over the exercise*. wYfleh were singing, followea^fejr i>i*yer *>y Rev. J. J. Mulr of the E Street Church. Dr. Hunt ington then made la short address^ of w el come, after which" Prof. Wilbur rc"*d ex tracts from letter* received from ibsent and former members. .. - _ , Letters of regret were read from Presi I dent Roosevelt and Gen. Nelson A. Hliea. j The President eijft-essed his congratula tions to the church and regretted his In ability to be present at the anniversary a century of usefulness. * . .... The principal address of the evening uss 1 delivered by R*v.-Ttomsur9- Samson.:D. 1 D., of Oermantowii, Pa. Dr. ? r for many years fcrominently. connects with the Baptist efcurchM In j his address was Of lW??M?cent c . f^ [ He told many.- stores of formef . the church and recited incidents bringing to mind their persftaal 1 ?peaking ot the laymen | ence to Mr. William Force. the e*.?a*or of Washington, aim Dr. William Brown, j a well-known citisen. . I Dr. B- B. Pottarfe read a paper. by Dr. , I John W. Clarke, In which personal recol lections of former pastors were given, and Mr. Speiden occupied a brief space of time In telling of former deacons of the church. Greetings from the First Colored Church were presented by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Brooks, who said the colored Baptists out numbered any other denomination in the city, one church having over 4,000 mem bers. Greetings from ministerial sons of the church were given by Rev. T. "Edwin Brown, D. D.. of Franklin. Pa., and Rev. J. T. Judd of Lewlsburg, Pa. Both these gentlemen were members of the First Church In Khelr' early boyhood.. and they gave Interesting accounts of events con nected with the early history of tbi church. An Interesting Incident of the meeting last night was when ft motion was made Just before adjournment that a committee of three, consisting of Rev. John W. Clarks, Mr. George C. Bamson and Mr. IS. Hilton Jackson, be appointed to draw up and" tor ward a letter.of greeting ftnd appreciation from the audience to Rev. Charles A Stake] y of Montgomery, Alft. The entire audience voted unanimously for the mo tion. Rer. Stakely was pastor of the First Church for thirteen years, and was one of the first ministers to recognize the great field in this city for religious work. He greatly endeared himself to his congrega tion and to the Baptist people during his residence In this city, and the present First Church structure was erected as a memo rial to him. The meeting closed with the singing of the Centennial hymn, written especially for this occasion, the words by Miss Mary A. McMakln and music by Mr. Percy 8. Fos ter. The T. M. G. A. Quartet, composed of F. 8. Hall, J. F. Leonard, K. O. Sellers and Dana C. Holland, sang several sec tions during the evening. Rev. Dr. j. J. Muir will preside at the exercise* tonight and Rev. Thogias K. Brown* D. D., wiH deliver an a<MMa At the close of the eaerciaes the ladtes of the First Church will hold an informal recep tion. .. v ? - The Referendum "League of Chicago an nounoea, the formation, of a national party for the promotion ot the Initiative and ref erendum in all the cities ot the United RECEPTION1 TENDERED. Irish Leaders Meet Irish-Americans by Appointment. William Redmond and Joseph Devlin. Irish members ot the British parliament, were tendered a reception Isst night at the New Willard by about forty prominent Irish-Americans of Washington. Captain ? Patrick Farrell presided!, and both Mr. Red mond and Mr. Devlin spoke in the interest of organising- in Washington a branch of * the United Irish League, to further WMck they are now la this country. This com* - * mlttee was selected to arrange for a mass *. 'meeting of local Irish-Americans to be held In a few weeks, the exact date of which has not yet been determined: Win. E. Dow- * hey. chairman; P. J. Walsh, secretary: P. D. MoDermott, Michael A* Dillon. M. J. Ool llna. William O'Donnell. E. L. Tucker, J.'P. ^ Mewshaw, F. J. O'Donnell, Dr. J. J. Mat tery and Mr. Dowd. Mr. Redmond saft Mr. V Devlin will address a meeting at Cumber land; Md., tonight.