EUROPEAN RESORTS. EUROPEAN RESORTS.
4 lines. It.fi" St. 11 20. 1 ?k . S2 ~2 1 mo.. 17 2" 4 lines. It. <Oc. tt.tlg); lw>..$>.??; 1 PP.. <7-30.
THE MOST IDEAL FAMILY HOTEL III EUROPE.
Mai every up-to-date improvement. Suites with private entrance. Each bedroom has private batb
?rd loliet. Quietness secured by double corridors. French Restaurant. American Bar
250 ROOMS. 35 SALOONS. 120 BATHROOMS.
Ask Mew York Tribune Uptown Office. 1364 Broadway, M.Y.. for lllu*trate<f Brochure
8URGENST0CK near Lucerne : Palace Hotel; Grand Hotel; Pare Hotel STANSERHORN Eleetrte
Rail?av near Lucerne1 : Hotel SUnserhorn. MILAN ; Palace Hotel. BALE: Hotel Euler LUGANO *
Grand Hotel. PEGLI . near Genoa : Grand Hotel and d? la Medlterrante ROME: Grand Hotel Qulrlnal
mhl7-s.8t L ____
Ideal location for the tourist visitor.
Within easy reach of all J he places of
amusement. public building, in the very
center of the town. close to tbe leading
railway termini and British museum, yet
enjoying u quiet situation well removed
fit n the noisy traffic. On high ground,
ove.looking the well-wooded grounds, ver
dant lawns. an?l carefully tended gardens
of the historic Russell Square, insuring
composure at night amid quiet surround
ing? and bracing air.
The l 'tel*i> Internally arranged on the
Ame l.-an plan, with a magnificent garden
in the very center of the house, on which
all the public apartments converge. This
garden during the season is the rendezvous
??" tie fashionable American, and scene of
brilliant functions ami social gatherings.
The bed room accommodations at the Hotel
Russell are luxurious in the extreme, prob
y without equal in Kurope. The charges
of tbe Hotel Russell, a* wit.i the whole
group of the renowned Frcdet'iek Hotels,
are extremely moderate.
The Roval Pavillion Hotel
on th" main route from London to Paris,
adjoining tbe harbor landing stage.
The Hotel Burlington, Dover,
the finest hotel oil the l>over-? alais route
to Paris, and eomnHBifflll a si t i??n over
looking : be whole sweep of Dove* Ray.
The Sackviile Hotel at BcxhilK
tbe mimt elegant hotel at the daintiest
watering place on the south coast.
The Hotel Majestic, Harrogate,
tbe leading botel ?t this the most fashion
able Knyllsh Spas, annually becoming
pi>: wlar with the traveling American.
The Hotel Metropole
ku wti hh the "Hairogate after
L? i-1!i - >m magnificent termiuus hotel. ?
te Great Central Rail- T
way, < i tbe direct route t<> .Stratford-on X
A v.m. tbe i'eiiii Cfuoty, Sulgrave Manor t the X
at: ? -1. 1 1 me c?f the Washington#?. Not- J*
tinghatu. ! < enter of tbe IbikerTes: Man- ">*
chest her great eot&neK^l eentero t
n>h24 s.UH *T
;:i $1 2(1. 1 w k . J2.1 mo.. *T.M
open All tbe Year. *
V :? proof Addition of
100 Roans and BsMw.
Hot and ? old Sea Wafer In all Baths,
apf. tf > Su 10 WALTER J. PrZBY.
(Ve:i: e; i s: ?*b?r.es 1*1. Improved and refur
uislied. Rci.j* en -ait** with baths. Cuisine,
"lb st our -iar !. Ho,klet and rates.
mhll :wt.H II J 1>YN?S_
LA Fp NT AI NE.7"
jmrlor. $8 t.> $12 weekly
t-'st.-?Hcot table; home
It. B. I'AKKER.
o. an end < f Kentucky ave Atlantic City. N. J.
Every t?o\\n : 1 aj ;ndutu?ent. Cuisine and^serv
!?-e uth'i elle<i. Ko<tm? single and en suite, with
bailjM ('as . ? ity. :iTio Highest Wa*fciftgtt?n pa
trouage. Write to.- illus?.ute,i ilteiature and April
A K. MARION, Owner and Prop.
"" TS OTEL BOTH WELL.
New hotel of high elass I'nexcrlled location.
Virginia ave.. se-*ond hotel front Boardwalk and
.Steel tMer < .? pa< it>. 8(X>. Private baths, running
WMter iu rooms, elevator tine ami parlors and
porches amusement hall, etc Highest standard In
cuisine and service. Spring terms and booklet mailed.
mh26-30t / A M JK I'.'tniWKLL
NKAlt 1IKAOH AND PIERS.
No reservation ? f r?*>ms for Easter season tecog
ni^ed unless made with tbe undersigned.
? p3-Tt,6 1*. A I?KMPSKY. Owner.
?Vtia.-lij 3"0. El?v?(nr, p.ir?tr luilla, sun par
Iw. Jlo u|> n**pklyf 12 ut> *JalIy.
ll.'Oklft iniMS-ftm SAMI KI. li. EIJ.IS,
' l'HK I.altAlXK.
?Vmb fruot bfiwwu the two pk<l>'. trtfh *0(1
?ca water baths; ruuulttft water. et?\ S|>e<*!al win
ter an<I ?,ir!iiu rates. Auto meets Iraina.
frl ielt.n CHA3 K. WAOXKH.
1K ?TEL DEVILLE,
near Piers and i^aaino. Capaclly. 300. Elevator,
private baths, nuu parlor, amsic riK?ms, etc.
^?evial winter and spring rates. Booklet.
mh3Vy-t JOHN P (HBBRSQW.
New Hotel Princess.
Ocean end South Carolina ave. Close to ptera.
Capacity, 400: neweat and best. Superior In Its .
tablrt and service. Luxuriously furulshed. Private \
baths, extensive sun parlors, el**. $10 up weekly i
American and Kun>pean plana. Booklet.
CI1A8 P. PRBrrYMAN, Owner and Prop.
Vlrrtnta at*., near bt^ach; private bath,; vlerator:
?un i>arlor; apocla) apring rat*?: booklet
mbSl 30t kl D XIF.MAN.
Pic. ave. and St. James pi.
A modern]? appointed, refilled family hotel. High
eft ?rade table. $8 to $16 weekly upward. Con
venient to smusements. Booklet. J. Q. O'BRIEN,
Ocean end S. Carolina ave. Superior location.
Cspaclty, 404); every appointment anil comfort:
private hath?: elevator to street; large, sunny
ro.-ms, sun parlors, steam beat. etc. Special, $10
to 318 weekly. Booklet. W. F. SHAW. Prop'r.
D. POHTKR ItAHTER. Mgr. felO-POt.lO
n Cl trim IWmm? Maryland are. near beach.
lL.amia>Oirn, Select location: near piers and
amusements. Rooms en suite with baths. Booklet.
Special. $4.00 from .Saturday dinner until after
Monday breakfH5t. K. SCHUMAN & SON.
HOTEL AND SANATORIUM.
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
Elegant New Brick Building. No nfore lurrrtout
accommodations on the Coast. With half an acre
of curative Baths and a swimming pool. Bjoklet.
mb2tt-30t-10 F. L. YOUNG, Oen'l Manager.
Michigan arc., clone to beach, the Marlborough
Blenheiui and th?> New Pier. Capacity, 3*>0. Brery
appointment and unexcelled table; elevator, private
baths. sun parlor, etc. Spring terms. $10 up week
ly; $2 up daily. J. MINOR, Prop.
Hotel Fredomsa, nvT~
First-class; moderate rates: private baths, running
water In rooms, etc. Booklet. G. \V. CARMANX.
Overlooking the Ocean. Open all 'he year.
TEAYMOEE HOTEL (X).
CHAS. O. MAftUUETTE, D. S. WHITE.
Atlantic Csty, N. J.
fPfr-ftooms. 100 Private Sea Water Eatbs.
Greatest ocean frontage. Nearer the water nni
least obstructed aea view of any hotel on the At
lantic Coast. Golf. Artesian Well. French Cuisine.
Cafe. Orchestra Every kuown modern hotel ap
fel2-52t.eSn,20 J. B. THOMPSON * CO.
Ocean front. Massachusetts ave. Unobstructed
ocean view from all rooms. Steam heat. Elevator
from street level. Write for booklet.
_ mh25-30t.fi _ JACOB B. HAWK.
Atlantic City. N. J.
mhir? 30t-B 11. P. DOTY. Propr.
Pacific and Illinois ave. Famous for Superior
Menu and Service. Illustrated booklet. Coach
meets trains. $2 per day. $10 per week up.
Mrs. P. A. DEMPSEY. Owner and Mgr.
mh23 IK) 5
THE ELWOOD, ?"S
ful; fireproof; rooms en suite with bath; steam
heat; elevator from street level; $10 per week and
upward. ROBERT S. SMITH.
Ocean end Michigan ave. Rooms en suite wlta
baths. Long distance 'phones in room*. Elevator
to street. Wlf. R. UOOi>.
~~CAPAC1TY~1.100 ALWAYS OPEN
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
Results from the addition to Marlborough House
of its million-dollar reinforced concrete and hollow
tile-annex, "Blenheim," having
A PRIVATE BATH WITH EVERY ROOM,
an' of which Thomas A. Edison said: "It hi
the coming construction for all great buildings;
it w n't bend, it won't break, and you couldn't
burn It if you tiled."
mhlW 20t J OS IAII WHITE & SONS.
Ing ocean. Remodeled. Rooms with huths. Capac..
250. FAIRBANKS At MACKKNTliUN.
Kentucky ave. and Beach. Kooins with bath,
steam heat, elevator. Capacity, 250. Special spring
ratts. L. WAGNER.
flic Netherlands N,iv V:.',k,hVf,?TTl
Always open. Booklet.
mhl6-00t I. N. WELI,S.
300. Private baths. Elevator. Every modern con
venlencc. f'j.OO to $15.00 weekly. S2.U0 up dally
fel6-6nt.fi J O. A: J E. DICKINSON.
THE COLWYN, iVnJE""*'
Steam heat. Home comforts. $1.25 day up. $7 per
we.-k. (mhlSLK>t4> F. C. WAltBUKToN.
hutei sr. fliiH"
Penna. :?ve., near ocean. Improved, refurnished.
with private baths. Telephone in rooms $2
to $3 daily. $12 weekly. Booklet. Open all the
year. LEWIS B. 3CULL, formerly of the Senate.
Tiie Berkeley, bkstnani> V'ixkht
MODERATE-PRICE HOTEL. Kf-ntocky arc .
near beach and all attractions. Modern, blgli
class, ntfam-heated. every comfort. Catering to a
refined, high-class patronage. Liberal management;
unexcelled cuisine. $10. $12.50. fl5 per week.
Booklet. Capacity, 300. A. C. EK HOLM.
" HOTEL SOTHERN, -
Ocean end of Virginia avenue. Hlgh-clasa. .\Iod?
flate-price hotel. Capacity, 225. Elevator, pri
vate baths, sun parlor and steam heat. Bo>>klet
mailed and all inquiries answered. G. L. CAK.E.
HOTEL NEW ENGLAND.
So. Carolina ave. and the Beach, near Piers and
fit actions Enlarged and improved. Large,
sunny rooms: private baths; elevator; sun parlor:
capacity, 850; table and service superior; special
spriig terms B RYAN Ac WILLIAMS.
THE B K II RSKORD,
Maryland Ave., ae<-ond house from beacb.
One block from Steel Pier.
Appointments complete. Cuisine unexcelled.
Special spring rates.
mhl3-00t CHARLES PEASB.
CWPI FlOW '^?an ave.; too yards, from
Jl 1UIUU>,U'1,1 beach: superior table; white
service; all conveniences; $8 wk up; booklet.
mMO 30t.i _ M. KUNI.
Grand Atlantic Hotel.
Virginia ave. and Beacb, Atlantic City, N. J.
Convenient to steel pier and all amusements;
hot and cold sea water in private batfcs: long dis
tance 'phones In bed rooms. Rate*, $2.50 to $4
per day; weekly rates, $12.50 to $17.50. American
plan. Steam-bested sun psrlors; cafe. Writs for
1*0* booklet. Music. Capacity. 700.
mb2 90t.l2l A. CHESHIRE MJ_TCHBLL._
Ca the beach at Virginia avenue. Atlaiitlc City,
X. J. Oppoalte famcu? Steel Pier, the isoat cen
tral location, on the Boardwalk. Sea water In all
hatha. Auto bua at station. An^erlcan and Euro
pean i>lana. lUtea, t2.Bo per uajr aud upward.
I'nlque Dutch Cafe, llaaaler'a Orebeatra.
f. 17 Pwtlo OSBOBXE * 1'AIXTSB.
Atlantic City, New Jertej.
Directly on the Be?ch. Local ami torvg-<t!?ti?ne?
telephones in rooms. American and Pnroj**B
?lait?. 400 Ocean rlew rooms 100 suites wita
private sea water baths. Artesian well, atmr
lately pare. Orchestra and weekly social fea
ture*. Capacity l.uOO Sped*) spring rates.
feS?toap8iuc.lO ?*HA3. K. MVKBi*. Owner.
THE HOLM HURST.
After extensile alterations, present* an entirely
new hotel- fcitosted id th?- most central nnd yel
mou select section, Pennsylvania ave.; ??ol>str?cred
ocean view. Capacity, 300. The very latest and every
hip -class hotel appointment. Private hatha, run
ning water in rooms, spacions porchea. aroua?>n?ent
halls, elevntor to street, etc. Booklet and spring
terms unon rcqoett. HKNtt'i DARNELL.
T irginla ave. near Bea^h. Capac., 300. $10 to
$17 weekly, $2 to $3 dallt Steam heat; elevator;
private baths; 'phones. Booklet. W. B. GOTTEN.
Open all the year Write for booklet. Personal
representative. II. RALPH BURTON, Bond bldg.
?hhone Main 2700. S. S. PHOEBUS.
Michigan Aye. and Bcach. Rooms with b?th. Steam
heat. Sen Parlor. Elevator, Orchestra. Booklet.
fel7 90t5 L. K. KPN2.
Chester Ion. T
i tuce, cteam heat' tlevator; $2 up daily. $10 a'
weekly. Mrs. P. KNAtJER. jaZTX>t
! HOTEL JIORTON,
! Virginia ave. near Bemeh, Atlantic City. N. J.
i Open all the year. Floe table. Suites with prlvata
bath. Handsomety refurnished. Perfect sanitary
arrangements, ivlevator to all floors. Special rate*
I for winter. Capacity, 250,
JalllSot 10 Mrs N. R. HATNRS. Owner ft Prop.
The St, Charles,
Most select location on the ocean front,
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
Distinctive for its elegance, exclusiveness high
c'ass patronage and liberal management; telephone
in rooms, artesian water, sea water in all baths.
Orchestra of soloists. Booklet.
se5-240M0 NEWLIN HAINES.
Hotel! Pone2 de Leon,
Virginia ave. at Bench. Modern in appointments.
First-class cuisine and strvlce, Special spring ratea.
$10 up weekly. Booklet. 8. E. SWEENY.
?Sr/*rhr- StM,U bMt I1'" BONir^CB
Ben Location on the Ocean Front.
mh2 OOt.rt F. P. COOK & SON.
On the Beach front. Atlantic City. N. J. Entire
Neu MacagemerA. Newly and hai.daomely rur
nished. Most delightfully located between
two famcus Piers?center of all attractions, furec
hundred magnificent rooms. One hundred Hot Sea
tvster Batha. with all the modern appointment#.
Klevatora. steam heat, 'phones In room9. Mtxalc.
Term*. American plan. $2.60 per day up.
weekly. European plan, $1.50 per day up, wlta
sepcrate dining rooms and service. Booklet. Coacn
meets all trains CHAKLKS E. COPE. ProP- Also
KIttatirty Hotel, Delaware Water Gap, Pa.
Asbury Park, X. J. Open all year. Finest loca
tion on the ocean front. Suites of rooms, with
bath. S. KEMPE. ap7 sa,su.tu,th-10t
Among the Pines of Now Jersey.
A Fashionable and Healthful Fall. Winter and
Tlhe Laurel House,
A J. MURPHY, Manager.
FRANK F. SHUTE. Mauager.
WILLS MOUNTAIN SANATORIUM,
near t'uinberland, Md
Open from May 1. 11MHS, under personal super
vision "f 1>H. 1IKSUY I). FRY of Washington. 1>.
C P.cokletg inav Ite obtained at U+oH st. n.w..
O' Geo. y Worthlngton, 1410 G st. n.w., Wash
ington, 1). C. ap6-ltn,7
FOR INVALIDS AM) CONVALESCENTS.
Forest Gieo, Md Open all the year. Baths, eitv.
trlcitv, aun parlor, covered Terandas, hot-w*tar
heat "open fires. Pure aprlng water piped througa
the buildings. Its convenience to Waehlngton e?
[?eciully rccoiniuenda It Send for Illustrated b?Ni
let. Fail month* especially delightful.
tt>13-tf-10 Address O. H. WRIGHT. M.D.
BRBWSTEU 1'AKS SANITARIUM. LAUREL. MD.
Our treatment for drink and drug hablta contain
no alcohol, morphia or strychnia. No hypoder
mics. Craving removed in *4 to 4* hours. F. A.
P.KRWSTER, M. D., Medical Director.
VESUVIUS IN ERUPTION.
Spectacular Occurrence Causes Vil
liagers to Flee.
The Inhabitants of the villages in the
vicinity o? Vesuvius are in a condition toi
derir.g on panic, says a cablegram from
Naples. Many homes have been abandoned
for the open air, although there has been a
thick fog all day and the atmosphere has
been dense with volcanic ashes and the
fumes of subterranean fires.
| The churches are crowded day and night
' with people praying for deliverance from ai
| impending peril, manifestations of which
| are heard and felt In explosions which re
! seinble a heavy cannonading and in the
tremblings of the earth, which are con
' stantly recurring.
The main stream of lava proceeding f:om
j Vesuvius ii 2j0 feet wide, and it advances
at times at the rate of twenty-one Ceet In a
minute, the intense heat destroying vegeta
tion before the stream reaches it.
The peasants of Porticl, at the we.it foot
of Vesuvius, cleared their grounds of vine
yards and trees in the effort to lessen the
duriger from tire, and resisted the progress
of the lava to their utmost.
The population of Boscotrecase, on til*
southern declivity of the mountain, has
sought safety Ui flight, aad Bosco lJoale, to
tVie eastward. 1s also threatened. Women
of this village, weeping with frigid, c.ir
iled a statue of St. Anne as far a:} they
could go to the Mowing Java, imploring a
miracle to stay the advance of the consum
The cemetery at Boscotreease has been
Invaded l>v lava. The snene at night is one
of mingled grandeur and horror, as from
the summit of Vesuvius there leaps a col
umn of lire fully a thousand feet in height,
the glare lighting the sky and sea for many
miles. Occasionally great masses of r.jlten
stone, some weighing us much as a ton, are
ejected from, the crater. The viilag j of
Torre del Greco, which has been eight
times destroyed, atwl as often rebuilt, Is
again threatened, and tlie inhabitants are
In extreme terror.
$10,000 SUIT AT NORFOLK.
Heirs of the Late Louis Zanier Seek
! The trial of the *10,000 damage wilt of
the lieirs or Louis Zanier of Wash ngton.
who, while at work on the I.aw building at
Norfolk, fell through an elevator slia,i.t and
was killed, began in that city yesterciay be
| fore a jury of seven, this now being per
1 thlssible in the trial of civil suits in Vir
ginia. The action is against E. Tatterson,
contractor for the new building, and under
whom Zanier was working as a subcontrac
The defense la that the Washington man
was guilty of contributory negligence in
that he attempted to ascend to the top or
the building on an elevator wh'ch was used
for freight only, employes having been
warned against using it for any other pur
Zanier started up in the elevator with a
heavy load of cement. The bottom gave
way and Zanier fell through. John Zanier.
brother of the victim, in whose name the
suit was brought as administrator, js at
Norfolk prosecuting the case, having ar
rived last night from th'H city. The Zaniers
live on New Jersey avenue southeast, and
John Zanier Is In business at 338 Pennsyl
Col. Wallace's Recovery.
Col. William M. Wallace, 15th Cavalry,
has been relieved from treatment at the
general hospital, Hot Springs. Ark., and or
dered to return to his proper station at
Fort Ethan Allen, Yt.
I Lipscomb & Earnest
Trustees' Addition to
i Takoma Park, D. C., and Md
The Thornton Tract.
Plats Upofi Application.
_ 1 r-/rv\ -
-fTtrYg-f ~ aT.rvV
THIS NEW SUBDIVISION OF 40 ACRES, SHOWN BY THP. CROSS LINES ON TnE PLAT.
LIES PARTLY IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND PARTLY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
MD. THE inOHEST AND MOST DESIRABLE BUILDING SITES IN TAKOMA*t\\RK ARE
FOUND IN THIS SUBDIVISION. WATER, SEWER AND GAS IN THE MAIN STREETS; EX
TENSION CAN BE MADE AT SHORT NOTICE. FINE GRANOLITHIC SIDEWALKS HAVE
JUST BEEN LAID. THE LOTS HAVE BEEN ARRANGED SO THAT A GOOD FRONTAGE
CAN BE SECURED WITHOUT UNNECESSARY DEPTH.
TAKOMA PARK NOW HAS A NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL, POLICE AND FIRE PROTECTION,
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, RURAL MAIL DELIVERY AND ALL CITY ADVANTAGES. Al.L
THE COMFORTS OF A CITY HOME CAN BE HAD AT A VERY MUCH REDUCED COST BY
OWNING A HOME AT TAKOMA PARK. SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS WILL BE MADE TO PAR
TIES DESIRING TO BUILD. LOTS CHEAP, ON TERMS TO SUIT. MONTHLY PAYMENTS IF
DESIRED. CERTAIN LOTS IN BLOCKS THREE <3i, FIVE (5) AND SIX (?) OF THE PLAT
HAVE BEEN SOLD, AND BUILDINGS COSTING ABOUT $100,000.00 WILL BE; ERECTED
THEREON. THIS LAND IS AT AN ELEVATION OK 300 FEET ABOVE THE CITY.
THE 'ji HOkN'l ON TRACT, NEAR OLD LOG CABBN.
A NUMBER OF FINE LOTS IN GRAMMER'S ADDITION TO TAKOMA TARK ARE ALSO
FOR SALE ON EASY TERMS AND AT LOWEST PRICKS. THESE LOTS ARE WEST OF THE
B AND O. STATION AND RIGHT AT THE TERMINUS OF THE ELECTRIC R. R. TRUS
'lc.ES WILL AID PURCHASERS TO SECURE MONEY TO BUILD.
ANDREW A. LIPSCOMB AND JOHN P. EARNEST,
NOS. 321 323 4'i STREET NORTHWEST. 'PHONE M. 19-16.
mh3! su.law 13t
JAPAN'S WISE MEN
GREAT PROGRESS OF ISLAND EM
PIRE DUE TO ELDER STATESMEN.
Nation Surely and .Steadily Delivered
From Feudal System?Advance
ment in Civilization.
Tbe Rev. William Elliot Griffls In tbe North
Every law-abiding Japanese still rejoices
that the liberal provisions of the funda
mental law. put Into writing in 1KS9, are so
full and explicit. All the world was amazed
at the emperor's enormous limitation of his
imperial prerogative. Though I speak with
the furnace of Japanese party politics in
near view! I can recall that when in Bos
ton in 1889. with the faces of Japan's
mighty dead, of the fifty-five of IS'jS, in
memory, I first read this august text, every
line of which seemed to me written in mar
tyr blood. I wondered why meetings were
not held in Faneuil Hall and the bells of
the nation rung In sympathy with this
Asian people. So wonderful ah event, tak
ing place in Asia and within a hundred
years of the Philadelphia instrument,
seemed a political miracle. One almost ex
pected the Independence bell to heal its
crack and ring out congratulations. To im
pugn or threaten that Constitution, or even
to insult or lampoon the elder statesmen in
the privy council, whose loyalty has been
tried In fire, and whose patriotism grew in
a field of swords, stems to me, an alien
outsider, to be the height of folly ? the
committing of national hara-kiri in the
wrong age of the world. "No sensible Japa
nese can go back of the text of the consti
tution. Let him rather light the condition:!
if he wants to, agitate for extension of the
franchise, and strive for the political educa
tion In duties even more ihan rights, of
the fifty million of his brethren. Make the
upper house of the diet a true senate with
treatv-making power like that in Washing
ton, faiid demand that the imperial ministers
be responsible to tl.e diet ind not to the
throne?but hardly yet. it is as certain as
tlmi the sun rose this morning that because
of the victories in Manchuria, a great ex
tension of political privileges in Japan is to
be looked for. Nevertheless, the very ex
periences of the Japanese people since tho
late war began, show that they are not yet
ready for universal suffrage. Better, a
thousand times. Count Okuma's policy of
steady agitation and solid education than a
single hour of mob demonstration!
Lust of War.
For, without denying the satisfactory plde
and same noble features, war 13 little more
than incarnated lust. Its moral consequences
reveal hell's crop, as of poisonous toad
stools. Nothing Is more ultimately disap
pointing than success in many battles. To
this effect Count Okuma had already sound
ed warning. The inevitable aftermath is
social plague and mora] pestilence. Twice
hits the Japanese populace been deluded by
the deceltfulness of war. In 181M-5, to tho
Occident ignorant of the real organization
of that amazing racial agglomeration railed
"China," there was a war between Japan
and China, in which Japan won first glory,
then humiliation, and again money indem
nity?with the certainty of having to spend
it all quickly and of entailing an awful
debt in fighting Russia. In reality, there
never was any war between Japan and
China, because Here is no such thing In ex
istence as a Chinese empire In the sense
that there Is a German, British or Russian
empire. What southern Chinaman cared
for what went on In Chili, or Shing King?
It was "only north man's pidgin." What
did happen was a war between all Japan
and Peking, backed by but four or five out
of the twenty-one Chinese provinces. And
with what results to Japan? After the
mobs and newspaper outbreaks against the
treaty of Shlmonoseki. wild financial spec
ulations led the nation into extravagance,
neglect of real education, awful moral de
terioration. and the necessity >f wasteful
military and naval expansion, with exhaust
ing outlay in getting ready for the care
fully prearranged v tr with ltusiia..
How has it been in 1!W>? Even more de
ceitful was this war w th its victories. The
nation girded for the fray In January and
February, 1904. At once followed Jie post
ponement or jiaralysis of internal Improve
ment. deterioration of education, and
self-denial of the poor almost to starva
tion. The land was drained of its youth,
and the old men and women worked In the
fields, widows and orphans uttered no cry.
For a while, modesty, self-control, sacri
fice, made the Japanese not only admirable,
but models. But continued success made
millions of them drunk of mind and imagi
nation, while the statistics of loss were
suppressed or manipulated with a secrecy
that was horribly misleading. Forgetting
that, with their leaders educated by Brit
ish, German and American instructors, with
modern machinery and forces borrowed
from the most advanced nations, and near
their base of supplies, they ought by all
calculations to have won?for their enemy,
not only the most backward of Europe
and far behind In training, experience and
science, fought at the fag end of his at
tenuated empire?the populace failed also
to realize that, "compared with European
and American development, Japan's has
been a mere bagatelle." These quoted
words are not the cold decision of an alien,
they are those of the elder statesman,
Count Okuma. Again, as the same level
headed wise man, who has all along given
ccomonlcal and moral warnings to his coun
trymen, made vivid in his article on "Mili
tarism and the Hlse and Fall of States,"
he warned against bloodthlrstiness, and
scouted the old popular worship of hara
kiri, the sworded bully and the theatrical
assassin. "Violence is the rul* of Bushldo
(the warrior's code), and on violence It
has been nurtured. It is out of touch with
In H>05. especially after the Mukden vic
tory, the moral tension of the nation was
dangerously loosened. Rampant, degener
ate, and over-fat with Russian blood, vis
ions of the great mulct, so confidently ex
pected. intoxicated the less wise among
the Japanese. After Togo's victory they
felt already the clinking of the Russian
roubles in their hands. Again the atro
cious proverb of the rebel reactionaries of
1S77, who refused to lay aside the sword,
pay taxes and work, came into vogue:
"Though the eagle be starving, it will not
eat grain." After so interrupted a feast,
during nineteen months, on (double-headed)
eagle, Great-Bear pie and war jam, the
peace milk of Portsmouth was loathsome
to the new baby among the nations. Hear
again the far-seeing Count Okuma. who
was once made legless by the dynamiter's
bomb concealed in the umbrella of a cham
pion of decadent Bushido, clad in Euro
pean evening dress. On a like occasion with
the present, in the face of parochial pat
riotism and insular bigotry, he failed not
in warning rebuke. In July, 1903, he wrote
"Today Japan has entered the country
of competitive nations. If she imagines
that the sources of a nation's advancement
do not lie in civilization, but are to be
sought in the remnants of feudal ideas, and
If si.e relies on armed victories which en
courage militarism and vitiate popular sen
timent. she will be injuring her own prog
ress and sowing thf% seeds of national de
In a word, the elder statesmen knew Ja
pan's real conditions, soil, resources and
the problems awaiting solution. They had
but slight expectations of indemnity or ot
anything save what Japan fought for and
has won. As valuable as all brakes on
the train, or steel shoes on the tire, is
this body of old heads, whose pure mind
and aim would screen the evolution of
the Japanese into modern men and keep
their country In the path of sure progress
una the permanent respect of the world.
In 17X7 old Franklin and well-balanced
Washington were bitter, while Hamilton,
Jefferson, Adams and Clinton were good;
so today we appraise the Genro of Japan.
The treaty of Portsmouth crowns their
work. How superb th?lr record: Not alone
with a Bismarck's energy of blood and
Iron, but with the patient, calm, exquisite
balance, unremitting industry and gifts of
patient adjustment, of a Washington, or a
Lincoln, they swept away medieval feudal
ism. then made a new nation, and finally
have won a place in the world's council of
Japan's Great Problems.
I.Ike Washington, having given free rein
to the coursers of empire, they stop
the steeds firmly at the goal.
All the belter off for not getting an in
demnity, th?.t would tempt the nation Into
extravagance, insolence and folly, Japan
will now fall back on the ancient virtues
of her sons and daughters, and within a
decide re;!<:im her fallow land, suck abun
dance from the seas new and old, redeem
Formosa, settle Yezo, exploit the metallic
riches of southern Saghalln, set again in
motion her paralyzed industries, open the
mines of Kcrea and make the peninsula a
rice field, and by trade in Manchuria and
011 the five continents win solid, permanent
wealth In pli.ce of slippery war spoil. Every
true friend must congratulate Japan that
she got no indemnity from Russia. Apart
from considerations of humanity, sound
economics are'the basis of history, and de
pendence on cardinal virtues the only safe
guards of the future.
This Is the end of an era. Japan's great
est and nobler problems are ahead. Let the
people ponder this?her "progress so far ti
bagatelle." Let her face the truth and not
the flatterer. The time for Bushido is past.
Tradition and mythology will nut serve her.
I.et the Japanese drop the ridiculous fiction
of "2.300 years of history." enforce a policy
of truth in all things as the best weapon,
accept the glorious fact of her youth and
rawness, cease to suppress academic free
dom. gradually relax that excess of secrecy
which easily degenerates into deception and
that has recoiled on both nation and gov-'"
ernment, and allow liberty to'the individual
and in the home?where It does not yet exist
?educate her fifty millions, still mostly
he'.min, and make the merchant's career
honorable. Asia's fertility la like eternity
Itself, its mineral treasures practically un
touched. its ocean's wealth Inexhaustible
and the possibilities of commerce un
dreamed. The old ethnic hates are les
sening. and the world is slowly but Burely
learning that, though religions are many,
religion is one. Thus the seed-beds of
war may one by one become the gardens
of arbitration and reason. Japan has
Honored the sword and the fighter long
enough. Lot the peace-promoter have his
turn. Predominant in eastern Asia and
in the northern Pacific, her supreme op
portunity has come to show herself what
she professes to foe?"second to none."
I.et the spirit of the emperor and the elder
statesmen be followed, and she will surely
actualize her dream.
WILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS.
Fatal Jump From Burning Building.
Fire yesterday destroyed the top floor of
the eight-story Chamber of Commerce build
ing in Portland, Ore., and caused the death
of Homer H. Hallock, agent of the Willam
ette Traction Company, who jumped from
the Commercial Club rooms to the roof of
the central court of the building, seven
stories below. The property loss is $100,000.
A rush was made for elevators, stairways
and lire escapes. The upper works of the
elevators were noon burned and panic
stricken people congested the stairs and tire
escapes, but all escaped except Hallock,
It matters little what it is that you
want?whether a situation or a servant ?
a "want" ad. In The Star will reach the
person who can fill your neod.
FOR SALE. 5
This Beautify] Home Facing a Park.
Bright, cheerful rooms, located corner of Lament street, vj
in one of the most desirable sections ot Washington Heights, -<j
within one-half square of the !? street car line, will be sold at
the reasonable price of $10,500.
New house, 12 rooms, two baths. I louse is modern in con
struction, and never been occcupied. -J
On 21st st. n.w. A spacious 12-room house; all modern im- ^
provements and complete in every detail. Large grounds ; the for- j
mer home of a prominent Washinetonian. >
\ he property is offered at a sacrifice price to close an estate. J
PRICE. $10,500. ;
FOR SALE. ? >
On H st. n.w. A io-room dwelling, with large side lot. Front
ace 75x1 50, to an alley, with brick stable in the rear.
PRICE, $10,000. i j
This is a desirable property, and will carry a loan of $8,500.
A magnificent property, facing l;rankiin Square; splendid bu si -
For terms and particulars consult j
MARTIN BROS., <
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE BROKERS,
1925-27 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
ikmucmitMur ata jrf?
is regarded by pood judges as one .of t):e most desirable unsubdi
vided tracts of l.ind in Washington, it combines all the requisites for
a quick, remunerative syndicating property. No waiting for improve
ments. They are already there. Ga-. ricity, sewer. 12-foot pave
ments. paved streets, water, fire hydrants, telephone atid satisfac
tory electric car service. Schools and ehur.-hes within easy reach.
It is situated on the west side of Wisconsin ave. n.w. on elevated
plateau overlooking the beautiful nav.il observatory grounds, the city
as well as the highlands of Virginia and Maryland. It is within a
few feet of the magnificent 150 feet driv. way around the observa
tory grounds. Said boulevard is to be on a magnificent scale, cir
cumscribing, for a mile, the great circle, which is 2.001) feet In
uiameter. There is nothing of the kind in tiie world comparable
with it. The I". S. government is negotiates for all the contigu
ous ground east, north and west of the circle, the balance having
been virtually dedicated. When this is accomplished it will make
ilailhurst doubly valuable. Irrespective of this, values in the vicinity
are increasing wonderfully. The shrewd Investors have long fore
seen this, and have purchased nomes and large properties for in
vestment. Among theai are Gen. H uydecooper, the Warder estate.
James Elverson, A. L. Barb >ur, J. W. Thompson, O. C. Glover. J. R.
McLean and a host of others eq 1 illy as prominent. The Episcopal
Foundation, which is to rival St. Pete 's of Rome, and the American
University are established here, having already expended millions,
and arranging to spend millions more Other projects on large scale
are being provided for. You can become the possessor of this tract
at a very low price if you act quickly. For terms, etc., consult
!3<Q>4 F Street N. W.
$4,500 DONATION TO VIRGINIA.
Noininaticns Made by Gov. Swanson
The department of public instru ction at
Richmond, Va., yesterday received a check
for ?4,C?0 from Samuel A. Green, Boston,
general agent of the Peabody fund, giving
$1,500 to Hampton Normal School, $1,000
for Petersburg Industrial School, $1,U)0 for
Farmville Normal and $1,000 for rural
schools of the state.
G-ov. Swanson has named the following
board of visitors to Mount Vernon: I.egh
R. Page, Richmond; R. T. W. Duke, Char
lottesville; A. L. Warthen, Front Royal;
W. T. Lewis, Barryvllle; Charles B. Mar
Among the delegates to the National
Charities conference, Philadelphia, the gov
ernor lias named Miss Mattle Grundy, Falls
Church; Isaac Hirsch, Fredericksburg: Col.
Jalues R. Caton, Alexandria; John L. Roper.
Norfolk; J. W. McCune, Suffolk.
OBJECTED TO KB JIVING PASTORS.
Hotel Walters Evidently Worked Only
According to the Rev. Wellesley W. Bow
dish, the chairman of the hospitality com
mittee of the New York ea3t conference of
the M. E. Church, now in session in the
New York Avenue M. E. Church, In Brook
lyn, a great deal of trouble Is being ? x
perienced In the commissary department.
The day before the first session the wait
ers in the Brevoort Hotel, where the min
isters are being cared for, went on .U'ike,
and the proprietor of the place hired fif
teen more. These fifteen, discovering that
they would be compelled to wait on a con
tingent of dominies, failed to appear, and
more had to he retained.
To fill the ministerial cups with bitter:) ss,
two elevators installed to convey food to
the dining room, broke at noon on Thurs
day and the clergymen were compelled to
wait in "prayerful mood" for several hours
before any lunch appeared.
Nine Charges of Petit Larceny.
Nine charges of petit larceny of clothing,
valued In all at several hundred dollars
were filled in the Police Court yesterday
against Gertrude Howland, ailas Alice
Laudrisides. She was arrested in a store
February 14 last, and has been detained
in the Washington Asylum Hospital sine#
for treatment. When the defendant was
arraigned she pleaded not guilty and de
manded a jury trial. The cases, It is ex
peeled, will be tried next week.
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