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TAFT WHITES PRESBYTERY.
Says He Will Not Be at Gettysburg
BALTIMORE. May 4.?President Taft
has informed the Baltimore presbytery
that he will not be present at the cere
monies to be held at Gettysburg Sunday,
May 30. The information came as a reply
to a formal protest on the part of the
presbytery against the President partici
pating in the ceremonies Sunday, as this
would be a violation Of the Sabbath by
the nation's, head. The protest was pre
f-ented by Rev. Dr. Henry Branch of Elll
c-ott City, the stated clerk, and the an
swer, which fellows, was read yesterday
morning at the meeting of the presbytery.
The letter Is as follows;
"Rev. II. Branch. D.D.. stated clerk.
Presbytery of Batimore, Eliicott City.
"My Dear Sir: Tour letter of April 28.
with inclosure. has been received. The
President has no engagement at Gettys
burg May 30; it is h's intention to be
there May 31. Very truly yours.
F*RKD W. CARPENTER.
?'Secretary to the President
Women Hosiery Makers Here
to Urge Increase.
WILL CALL ON COMMITTEE
Delegates From Pennsylvania and
the South in Party.
ARRANGE TO VISIT PRESIDENT
Expect to Do Some Sightseeing, But
Not Until Business Has Been
Miss Margaret Oillespie.
Miss Dora Wiefert.
Mrs. Catherine Boehringer.
The delegation of young womon hosiery
workers from Philadelphia arrived here
this morning to appear before members
of the Senate finance c&mmittee and urge
an advance ever the Dingley rates on for
eign-made hosiery. The girls reached
here at 11:30 in charge of John S. Stewart
of the Workmen's Protective league and
were met at the Union station by Repre
sentatives J. Hampton Moore and W. W.
Foulkrod of Philadelphia. The young
women appeared to be In a mighty happy
mood and gave every evidence of enjoy
ing their outing. But they said they
were ,none the less intent upon making a
determined effort to impress the Senate
finance committee with the Importance of
The Philadelphia party were joined here
by two young women from the fThatta
nocga and Lenoir City. Tenn., factories.
Immediately upon their arrival they be
came the target for a small army of pho
tographers. who took pic:tires of them in
a group in the big station concourse, and
another as they were about to leave the
depot in automobiles.
Accompanied by the Philadelphia con
gressman the young women were driven
to the Oxford Hotel, where they were the
guests at luncheon of Representative
Foulkrod. Some time around ,1 o'clock
this afternoon they are scheduled to ap
pear at the Capitol, where arrangements
have been made for them to have an au
dience with Senator Penrose of Pennsyl
vania. who is a member of the finance
committee, having charge of the tariff
bill. He will take up their cause with
the members of the committee. Mr.
Moore and Mr. Foulkrod are also arrang
ing to take the young women to the
White House either this afternoon or to
morrow and introduce them to the Presi
While the girls are planning to see the
sights of the city they are determined
first to fulfill their mission with the Sen
ate committee. After that they will nn<ke
trips to the various departments and
other points of Interest. They will re
main here until tomorrow evening, when
they will return to Philadelphia.
Paying Their Own Expenses.
The coming of the young women to
Washington having been much advertised,
a great deal of interest apparently is
being taken in their appearance, and even
the members of the finance committee have
manifested concern, and are certain to give
them and their cause respectful considera
tion. The delegates are particularly
proud of the fact that they are paying
their own expenses on the trip, and this
fact in Itself is held to demonstrate the
sincerity of their purpose.
In the party are Miss Mary Montgom
ery. Miss Bertha Schmidt, Miss Carry
Hamer. Miss Dora Wilford, Miss Marga
ret Gilllsp'e. Mrs. Catherine Coehirlnger,
Miss Margaret Simley, all of Philadel
phia; Miss Mary GalneV of Easton. Pa.;
Miss Jennie Klklns of Chattanooga,
Tenn.; M'ss Elizabeth Byruni of l^enolr
City. Tenn.. and Robert Wrlghtman,
John Thompson. Paul Lenks and William
Stuart of? Philadelphia.
The Payne bill as passed by the House
provided for a material increase in the
duties on the cheaper grades of hosiery,
but the Senate committee restored the
Dlnirley duties when it reported the bill
to the upper house. The reason for the
advance in the rate Riven by Mr. Payne
was that the industry in the I'nlted States
was not sufficiently protected by the
Dingley rates to make its survival possi
ble. He also declared that many great
department stores in this country that
were importing hosiery from abroad,
where they engaged in the manufacture
of stocklnss. nppoaed the increase, and
that the duty proposed In the bill would
merely equalise the difference hi cost of
production here and in Europe.
Well Informed on Subject.
Each of the delegates was selected
with regard for her familiarity with the
hosiery situation, and each one is able to
answer quickly and concisely almost any
question In regard to#the Industry.
Mr. Stewart said yesterday In Phila
delphia that he had prepared no speech
to make before the finance committee, but
could show petitions signed by thousands
of operatives in every section of the
east. He said that he could support
their plea for a higher tariff with figures.
Newspaper Syndicate Bankrupt.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 4.-The Calkins
Syndicate, owners o* a number of papers
in various cities and towns -of this slate,
has been adjudged In bankruptcy by the
! United States district court.
Commercial Interests Factor
for World Peace.
VIEWS OF MRS. L. A. MEAD
Predicts International Police to Su
persede Annies and Navies.
THIS CENTURY TO SEE CHANGE
Idealists United With Practical Men
in Common Cause, Says M. M.
Marks?Frof. Hulls Address.
CHICAGO, May A.?Discussion of the
commercial and Industrial aspects of uni
versal and permanent peace was the
feature of today's session of the second
national peace congress in this city.
Special sessions were set apart for con
sideration of woman's work In the in
terests of peace, and for the part which
universities and colleges have piaysd in
the great problem.
The woman's session was held under
the auspices of the Chicago Women's
Club. Mrs. Ellen M. Henrotin of this
city presided. Mrs. Lucia Ames Mead of
Bostoii spoke on ' Five Dangerous Fal
Views of Mrs. L. A. Mead.
She said, in part:
"The world surely will se; during this
century an international police, but rival
navies and armis pare doomed. These
monstrous anachronisms of clvi'lzatlon
must be turned into beneficent messengers
"Human nature is changing, but whether
it changes or not, the business of the
world will not much longer tolerate two
nations making a cockpit of the peo
ple's highways and dragging neutral na
tions into commercial loss."
"A comparatively few influential per
sons in a few Influential countries can
and will end international war. It is
chiefly a question of statesmanship."
Business to Compel Peace.
Marcus M. Marks, who was on the
program for an address giving the at
titude of business men toward the peace
movement, was unable to be present.
His paper was read by Charles E. Bealg
Mr. Marks wrote:
"The merchants of the world have done
much indirectly to bring about the. im
proved relations between the various
nations. Let them now help finance the
peace movements and add unselfish,
practical co-operation In a great cause.
"The terrible power of destruction
now possible through modern war agen
cies and the still undeveloped air war
ships force upon all men the absurdity
of settling international difficulties by
I mutual annihilation.
"The idealists may at least be joined
by hardheaded men of affairs, whose
daily cry Is for results. Business men
j all want peace."
International Students to Fraternize,
Louis P. Lochner of Madison, Wis.,
was the principal speaker at the college
He said in part:
"The complexion of the American stu
dent body Is assuming an entirely new
character. At the University of Wiscon
sin the number of foreign students has
risen from seven in 18SS to nlnety-slx
In 1909. I believe that we shall find a
partial solution of this problem in the
work of the association of cosmopolitan
"This association is composed of inter
national students' organizations at nine
teen leading universities. We are affili
ated with the Corda Fratres of Europe.
We have 'national nights,' when students
from different nations describe the his
tory and institutions of their fatherlands.
"'The day Is not far distant when we
shall have branch societies in every civ
ilized country in the world, when a stu
dent can travel to what large university
he will and yet be sure of meeting sym
pathetic friends and of finding men filled
with similar high ideals of the brother
hood of man."
Other speakers were Frof. William I.
Hull of Swarthmore College. Pennsyl
vania, and James Brown Bcott, solicitor
of the 8tate Department, Washington,
| D. C.
Advance of Arbitration.
"The Advance Registered by the Two
Hague Conferences" was the subject of the
address of Prof. Hull. The speaker said
that The Hague conferences are to In
ternational law what the industrial revo
lution of the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries was to human industry, or
what the rise of the American republic
was to human government.
"The civilised world." said he, "In com
mon with our own country, has made use
of many instrumentalities In Its great as
cent toward International peace and jus
tice, but the greatest of them all. I be
lieve to have been the two conferences at
The Hague, for these conferences, like
the great heroes or institutions of history,
embodied In themselves nearly all the In
strumentalities which have been achieving
for the world its renowned victories of
Prof. Hull gave a summary of the work
of The Hague conferences, and continued:
"The institution establlphed by the con
i ferences at The Hague, which stands out
pre-eminent in the mind of the nations, is
the permanent court of arbitration. This
pre-eminence is deserved, for, although
this institution is not truly permanent,
nor Is it a genuine court, yet it is the
pioneer of its race, and has already proved
itself of Incalculable utility, having set
tled four important International differ
ences and attracted six others into the
path toward peaceful solution. A national
observance of international law and obe
dience to International justice cannot fall
greatly to strengthen Individual observ
ance of and obedience to national law and
justice. The advance registered, then, by
the permanent court of arbitration - and
the admirable code of procedure adopted
for It is of profound significance upon
both the- national and the International
"International Promised Land."
"The court of arbitral justice, although
not set in operation by the second con
ference, constitutes the international
promised land of the world today. Not
only will the idea of such a court hence
forth stand behind the wrong of warfare,
but It will inevitably rule the future.
| "Two great Americans, Elihu Boot and
Joseph H. Choate, were the Moses and
| Aaron who led the second conference into
the path toward this promised land; th?
conference as the result of infinite toll
has led the world across the desert to
the Jordan, and now It is the growing
hope of the civilized world that Philan
der Chase Knox will be the Joshua who
will take It across that one last river?
the difficulty, namely, as to the appoint
ment of the judges.
"Looking back upon this brief sum
mary of the work of the two Hague con
ferences, we must admit that the past
at least is secure. The alleviation and
prevention of many of warfare's former
I horrors, its restriction within narrow lim
I its the protection of non-combatants and
neutrals from Its ravages, the assertion
of principles and the establishment of '
practices for Its prevention and for the
enforcement ot justice-such were the
great achievements of these two epoch-)
I making events in the world's history.
1 There they stand in all their undying lus
ter. so that he who runs may see that
they have afforded to the peace-workers
of our time a new and positive program
on which every true believer in interna
tional peace, of no matter what complex
Ion hia belief may be, can And room and
opportunity for labor, and whose realisa
tion will not only make present arma
ments as obsolete as would a fleet of all -
ships, but will at last usher in a reign
of law and Justice within that No Man's
Land of international relations."
Summer Floor Coverings
New Stock at Special Sale Prices
Prairie Grass and
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LOT Xo. i?i,200 yards of China Mattings, choice of 12
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Special Price, 9/^c yd.
LOT Xo. 2?2.700 yards Jointless China Mattings. Choice
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Regular price. 22>>c yard.
Special Price, 14/^ c yd.
LOT Xo. 3?2,000 yards, choice of 14 new patterns, Joint
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LOT No. 5?4,000 yards of Chinese Mattings, selection of
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LOT Xo. 9?Japanese Cotton Warp Mattings; pretty
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Special Price, 17 Y* c yd.
LOT Xo. 10?20 Patterns Japanese Cotton \\ arp Mat
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Sale Price, $7.00.
Prairie Grass Mattings and Rugs
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Prairie Grass Rugs
18x36 inches 50c
21x45 inches.. 65c
27x54 inches 85c
30x60 inches $1.00
36x72 inches $150
54x90 inches $3.00
6x9 feet $5.25
8x10 feet $7-25
9x12 feet $8-75 $7.00
9x15 feet $ii-75 $9-00
Prairie Grass Matting---Plain
Regular prl<*c. Special price.
36 inches wide...45c yd. 'yj/2c yd.
54 inches wide...80c yd. 62^ yd.
72 inches wide..$1.15 yd 97>^c yd.
Prairie Grass Hall Runners
The ends of these mattings can
be bound, thus making effective and
durable hall runners.
Regular price. Special price.
18 inches wide...30c yd. 2^l^c yd.
21 inches wide...35c yd. 27] 2c yd.
27 inches wide...45c yd 33^>c yd.
36 inches wide.. .55c yd. 42V2C yd.
Hofi Fiber Rugs and Mattings
Reversible, sanitary and mothproof?an ideal summer floor
Hofi Fiber Rugs
/ Regular Special
? price. "price.
20x38 inches 85c 6o<;
26x48 inches $1.00 80c
30x60 inches $1-25 $1.00
36x72 inches $2.00 $1.50
4x7 *eet $3-50 $2.50
6x9 feet $6.00 $2.95
6x9 feet $7.50 $5.75
7.6x10.6 feet.. $8.25 $6.25
8.3x10.6 feet $10.25 $8.00
9x12 feet $12.00 $9.75
9x12 feet $9.00 $5.00
10.6x12 feet $16.00 $11.75
12x15 feet $1750 $14.80
Hofi Carpet Matting
27-inch Hofi Stair Matting. Reg
ular price, 45c yard.
Special Price, 32^cyd.
36-inch Fiber Carpet, in a large
variety of patterns and colors. Reg
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Special Price, 27 % c yd.
36-inch Fiber Carpet. Regular
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Special Price, 32 % c yd.
36-inch Hofi Fiber Carpet. Reg
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Special Price, 37K c yd.
36-inch Hofi I;iber Carpct, in a
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blue, green, olive, brown and wood
colorings. Regular price, 75c yard.
Special Price, 47 Y* c yd.
A new imported floor covering,
felt lined, mothproof, 25 patterns in
pretty damask weaves in green, blue,
red, lavender, olive and pink colors
to suit any scheme of decorating.
Regular price, 70c yard.
Special Price, 37 Y* c yd.
Sensational Reductions in Carpets and Rugs. Our Heavy Stocks reduced in the
face of an advancing market. Delivery in September if you want it.
Phone Main 3770.
Slip Covers to order.
Cor. JI th.
TRIALS AT NEARBY POSTS
SOLDIERS CONVICTED OF MILI
Desertion Host Frequent Charge.
Allowing Prisoner to Become
Gen. Wood, commanding the Depart
ment of the Eaat. has acted on tho
cased of ten soldiers stationed at
nearby posts m'ho were tried by court
martial on various charges of mili
Because of desertion. Private Wil
liam E. Davis, 44th Company, Coast
Artillery Corps, at Fort Washington,
Private William Hansbrough, 47th
Company. Coast Artillery Corps, at
Fort Hunt, and Private Clement Di
dler, 44th Company, Coast Artillery
Corps, at Fort Washington, were
each sentenced to be dishonorably dis
charged. to forfeit pay and allowances
and to confinement at hard labor for
eighteen months, one year and two
years, respectively. A similar sentence,
with eight months' confieninenjt. was
Imposed in the case of Private Grover
C. Young, 44th Company, Coast Ar
tillery Corps, at Fort Washington, on
conviction of disobedience and sibsenco
without leave. A sentence of dishon
orable discharge and six months' Im
prisonment - was Imposed in the caao
of Private Victor Muleon. 104th Com
pany, Coast Artillery Corps, on con
viction of fraudulent enlistment. In
this case evidence of six previous
convictions was considered by the
Because Private George DuBols, Troop
B, loth Cavalry, at Fort Myer, drank In
toxicating liquor with a prisoner undor
ills charge, and his rccord showed live
previous convictions, lie was sentenced to
confinement at hard labor for three
months and to forfeit flo of his pay a
month during that *#rlod. On conviction
of a somewhat similar offense Private
Joseph Mondejka, Battery E, 3d Field
Artillery, at Fort Myer, was sentenced
to four months' confinement and to forfeit
(10 of his pay.
Private James K. Klinka, Battery E, 3d
Field Artillery, at Fort Myer, was con
victed of being absent from inspection,
and, his record showing Ave previous con
victions. he was sentenced to be dishon
orably discharged, to forfeit pay and al
lowances and to confinement at hard
labor for three months. A sentence of
four months' Imprisonment and forfeiture
of $40 of his pay was Imposed on Private
August Wolf, Troop B, 15th Cavalry, at
Fort Myer. on conviction of the charge of
having allowed a prisoner under his
charge to become drunk and attempting
to deceive the officer of th? day about it.
EFFORTS FOR CLEANER CITY
TWENTIETH CENTURY CLUB
WANTS NEW POLICE ORDER.
Suggests That Contractors Provide
Waste Paper Receptacles for the
Use of Their Workmen.
Following: tip its crusadf for a cleaner
city, the Twentieth Century Club has for
warded to the District Commissioners a
copy of a resolution adopted at a recent
meeting, requesting: the enactment of a
police regulation requiring contractors to
supply covered receptacles for waste pa
j per thrown away by workmen.
The resolution declares "that the Com
missioners be asked to issue a regulation
requiring such persons as may have
charge of gangs of workmen, whether em
ployed upon buildings, streets or grounds,
public or private, to supply a covered re
ceptacle for the reception of waste paper,
and to tee that the workmen put Into such
reccptacle all lunch and waste papers;
and to cause such regulation to be at
tached to all permits for buildings, repair
in* or opening ground and to cause Dis
trict employes to regard the regulation;
and. further, to instruct the contractor
for removing waste paper to make the re
moval of such accumulation a part of his
Maj. Richard Sylvester, to AMiom the
matter was referred, declared that the
adoption of a regulation requiring con
tractors and other employers performing
work on public streets and parkings to
maintain in proximity thereto a waste box
would add greatly to the sightliness of the
James M. Wood. , superintendent of
street cleaning, declared, however, that
he is trying to solve the entire waste pa
per problem without the addition of fur
ther regulations and suggested that (lie
matter be held in abeyance for the pres
ent. That view has been concurred in by
KILLED BT LIVE WIRE.
Boy Comes in Contact With Cabla
at Niagara Falls.
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.. May 4?Jo
seph Cronin, fourteen years old. a mem
ber of the Paulist Chorister Society of
Chicago, in charge of Father Finn, was
Instantly killed today by electricity on
the Canadian side o'f the river.
With some sixty of his companions, who
were visiting Loretto convent, h? started
to climb the bank to the transformer sta
tion of the Ontario Power Company, when
he came In contact with an II.UtNMroIt
cable which had bc^n temporarily strung
by the company,
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