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I THE EVEHIHO STAK m WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION. Suainaaa OAot, lit* tt and Nwylnnto Avwraa. V ^ ^ W ^rrrlztzrjz ft|Kg> Sli^Vl ()1ttttrV SKT!?Y1r , weather. cuan^lT* i STLuin,. I |fy| III J IJl | c I I Showers and cooler tonlgtft The Erming w!th tb? Sunday nonrtn, ^ and Tuesday; moderate southIf^JWra*? oSET ??t ~*B V y ^ V ^ L/ erly winds, becoming variable. all or tHcpboae Main 1440. Collection la made ^ ^-' tj carrier at the end of each month. B, pfpp.ld: ^ ' _ ' COKTAWIWO <>? PA? 1? CAOIIHO S.S',738* ?ii^.$.S7L. No. 18,102. \; WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1910.-TWENTY PAGES. TWO CENTS. *EW Yoa* tV0CK t"rAT?>l" ____________________ ????-????? "" LOSES HIHORTUNE * Supreme Court Decides Against Former Capt. Carter. GREAT FRAUDS ALLEGED Claimed That Former Engineer Officer Immensely Profited. n-PTWTATff ?V TTTSTTmr. T.TrRTnW a#* W VW**V?J w " * Held That the United States Could Compel the Accused to Account for All His Pecuniary Gains. N, i Dismissed from the army and put Into he penitentiary for his alleged connection with the fraud on the government in the improvement of the harbor of Savannah, Ga., former Capt. Oberlin M. Carter t had a four-hundred-thousa.nd-dollar fortune swept out of his bands today as a further outcome of that transaction. This was the outcome of a decree by the Supreme Court of t,ie United States. The decree was based on a claim against Carter f. r an equitable accounting for the money which, it was charged, he had got fraudulently. The Government's Claim. The claim of tho government was that Capt. Oberlin M. Carter, as engineer officer of the United States Army in charge of the improvements In the ? ? a. u /I. tel. li?trour hi >5r\hiiiiilii, ua.. wmi wrcrne & Oajnor, contractors, defrauded the government by manipulating the specifications and the letting of the contracts as practically to prevent competition. and thereafter superintending the performance of the work in such an inefficient and lax manner as to allow faulty construction. It Is claimed thereby the government lost more than of this amount. It is alleged. Carter got one-third. This suit * was brought to obtain possession of the securities and real estate in which it was claimed this money was ini ested. 1*. L>. Carter of Oakland, 111., an uncle of Capt. Carter, and I. S. Carter of Chl^ cago, a brother, were charged with aiding him to conceal the alleged fraudulently acquired funds and with having in their possession real estate and other property purchased with the money In uuestii n. The circuit court held that the contractors had realized excessive profits and that they had divided them with Robert F. Wesicott of New York, now deceased. Carter's father-in-law^ and as a conclusion of law Carter must be h?ld chargeable with knowledge of what mas being done in the premises. Upon ihis conclusion It was held .the United States should recover. ... ^ ? Carter s Profits. Of the IC?7k,290 which the government claims to hare traced to Carter a* prori's he received, $873,352 was tied up in receiver's hands In New York, New Jersey. Illinois and Georgia, subject to the disposition of the present litigation. In addition to this amount was $37,114, which the circuit court held was not sufficiently traced, but which tha circuit court of appeals awarded to the government on the ground that it was either an original investment from the profits or a substitute. The circuit court of appeals rendered judgment against 1* D. Carter for $12,916 % and against I. S. Carter for $18,204. From these features of the Judgment the Carters took an appeal to the Supreme Court. Justice Lurton Announces Opinion. % In announcing the opinion of the court Justice Lurton said the case was to be decided on a review of the whole evidence and not on the failure of the government to sustain any particular point. He said Capt. Carter's style of living changed about the time of the GreeneGaynor contracts. He began to make investments about this time, the justice aid. Mr. Westeott, Carter's father-inlaw. was referred to by the justice as a 'screen" for Carter. From all the circumstances the court held Carter should iiave explained how ha inn ?n much mnnpv and this he had (ailed to do. The court held that the United States could compel Tarter to account for all the Kains ne had received, whether they could be traced to the investment in which it was put or not. WILL SUPPOBT THE BUDGET: Decision of Nationalists of the House of Commons. Special Dispatch to The Star. LONDON, April 18.?Sixty-flve nationalists met In the house of commons this morning under the chairmanship of John Radmond. It was unanimously decided to support the budget at all the stages of the proceedings in the house. The following resolution was also > adopted: * "We respectfully ask our fellow-countrymen fci the United States to exert their Influence on their government with the object of retaining Queenstown as a port of call for the Cunard line's fast eaetbound mail boats." leiteb, mikes" unionizes. Workings Where Fatal Explosion Occurred to Be Eeopened. CHICAGO, 111., April 18.?Control of the Letter cal mines at Zeigler, 111., has passed into the hands of the BellZoller Company, and hereafter will be operated by union men. For more than a year the mines have been sealed up, and the bodies of eight men who were killed in an explosion have not been recovered. The actual mining of coal will not begin until a settlement of the present wag" difficulty is reached, as the newcompany is a member of the Illinois < oal Operators' Association. The unionising of the Zeigler mines completes the organization of the coal miners in the state, as they were the only properties in Illinois where nonunion miners were employed. slain as he slept. Macon, Ga., Merchant Killed by Bullet Fired Through Window. MACON. Ga., April 18.?J. W. Tonney, a well known merchant, was assassinated this morning about l:8d o'clock at hie home here. He was asleep st the time, and was shot from th? street by an unknown party. Detectives and police are on tbe trail of the assasaln. They have a clue te the aUeged murderer. Tonney wai forty-five yearn eld. M FLYER JUMPS TRACK Four Mail Clerks Killed in Wreck Near Jackson, Miss. FLAMES CREMATE BODIES Passengers Escape Uninjured Through the Windows. EFFORTS TO SAVE VICTIMS Belief Crew Organized by Col. Wm. L. Crane of New Orleans Vainly Uses Fire Extinguishers. ____ MEMPHIS. April 18.?Four mall , clerks were killed and three trainmen i and a mall clerk were injured In a i wreck of passenger train No. 2 from ' New Orleans to Cnlcago on the Illinois i Central railroad. Ave miles north of Jackson. Miss., early today. The dead: W. R. L?itt, "j V. E. How he. | Jones Treloar. all of Memphis. A. W. "Woods, colored, of New Orleans. The wrecked train was the fast-flying Illinois passenger train, north j bound. The wreck was caused l>y the engine jumping the track and plunging down a fifteen-foot embankment, carrying with It the baggage, mail and library car and two sleeping cars. 'Die rest of me main remained on me iraca. ine | wreckage caught Are and the bodies j of the dead mail clerks were cremated. Col. William L>. Crane of New Or- j leans, who was onleer of the day dur- j ing the recent Shrlners' drills at New | Orleans, was on the train and organ- j laed a renef crew, taking the passen- : gers out through the windows. Pro- | curing flre-oxtingulshers from the mail | car. Crane and his fellow passengers j played streams upon the flames In an effort to rescue the mail clerks, but j without any effect on the fire. None of the passengers was Injured. ONLY 100 RETURN TO WORK. Philadelphia Car Men Slow to Obey Committee's Order. PHII-.ADEL.PHIA, April 18?The striking mortormen and conductors of the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company who were last night directed to return to work by their executvie committee, were slow to follow the orders of thetf leaders today, and up to noon only about one hundred men had reported at the com' p ally's barns. ineeungK were neia aunnK iw morning at all of tlte nineteen barns In the city to decide what to do. There is considerable dissatisfaction over the manner in which the strike was declared off by the executive committee of the carmen's local union. The vote on the question to return to work stoou 1,265 against and 1,258 for, and notwithstanding the majority of seven against going .hack the committee called the strike off. Local officers of the carmen's union, in explaining their action, said they declared the strike off for the best interests of the men and on the advice of the national board of the carmen's union. Except for a better understanding between the company and Its union employes the men return to work practically on the same basis as existed oetore the strike. me IS ON THAI YOUTH ACCUSED OF MURDERING YOUNG GIRL. Alleged That He Attempted to Burn Victim's Body to Hide Crime. / ~ ? NEW YORK. April 18.?Within less .than a month after the discovery of the crime the trial of Albert Wolter, the eighteen-year-old youth, charged with the murderof Ruth Wheeler, a fifteen-year-old stenographer, was called today in gen eral sessions court here. March 24 the j girl called at the apartments on East 75th i street occupied by VV'olter, to whom she had been referred by a typewriting school when Wolter applied to It for a stenographer. Two days later Iter dismembered and partially burned body was found in a gunny sack on a fire escape outside Welter's apartments, and examination showed that an attempt to burn the body in a fireplace in Woiter's room had been made. Wolter had already been placed under arrest, charged with the girl 3 adduction. and on the discovery of the ttody he was charged with the murder and speedily indicted for the crime. Wolter'e counsel asserts that lie has a valid defense for the prisoner. It has been his claim that anotner man had lured Miss Wheeler to his tlat ami there had strangled her to death and then attempted to conceal the crime by burning the body. A notebook in which the state claims that Wolter set down Miss Wheeler's name and address as particulars regarding her application for employment was expected by the prosecution to prove an important link , in connecting the youthful prisoner with the crime. BUEIAL OF COL. E. E. HILLS. Full Military Honors Mark Interment at Arlington. Full military honors marked the burial of the body of Col. Elbridge R. Hills. United States Army, retired, In the Arlington national cemetery this afternoon. Col. Hills died at his home in Brooklyn. N. Y., last Thursday, in his sixtyseventh year. He was a native of Ohio an?J a graduate of the United States Military Academy of the class of 1866. With the exception of a short period, when he was attached to1 the adjutant general's department by detail, his enIre service was In the artillery arm. He was stationed at Fort Monroe dur> lng the Imprisonment there of Jefferson Davis at the close of the civil war. He > became a colonel in 1906, and the following year, while in command of the artillery district of Puget sound, he ! was retired at his own request, after forty years' service. He was a memI ber of the Sons of the Revolution, the > Society of the War of 1812, a Mason l and a Knight Templar. He leaves wife, who wa& Miss Mary Fleming. 7 I 'I * ^ RED QNTON MEMBER SHOT MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD., MAN ACCUSED OF CRIME. Deolaret He Fired Revolver in SelfProtection?His Victim Likely to Die. Special Plapatrh t? Tli#? Kfar. NEW YORK. April 18? Five men were arrest d in Brooklyn this morning In connection with a street shooting which the police say was the outgrowth of the activities of the Red Onion gang. The victim was said to have been a gang member. He was described as Christopher Sinnott, thirty years old, a newspaper agent. fHc was shot, the police said, early this morning by Guy Garrett, thirtytwo years old, of Darnestown, Montgomery bounty, Md., who said he was formerly a street car conductor in Philadelphia and was thrown out of employment by the strike. -Slnnott's wound will probably prove fatal. After shooting htm Garrett ran into the arms of a policeman and was taken to the Adatns street police station with the wounded man. He admitted, the police said, having fired the shot, but Sinnott would not identify him and declared that he did not know him. Four Men Captured. The shooting occurred on Pearl street, near the Adams street police station, and the shot was heard by Lieut. Hulse, who was on the desk in the station, and by five other policemen attached to the Adams street police station. They ran to the spot where the shot had been fired and found four men, whom they arrested, bending over Uie wounded man. Garrett said he had been out drinking with the. crowd and that they tried to hold him up and take away a ten-dollar hill that he had incautiously displayed. He said he was attacked and that Sin not! struck him in the mouth. Blood was running from his lips, and the police thought he was telling a straight story. They said that those he had fallen in with were members of the -Red Onion gang. The four found with Sinnott were arrested as material witnesses-. MEETS DEATH WITH FEAR. Murderer in Auburn Prison Pays Penalty of His Crime. AUBURN, N. Y., April 18.?Showing fear In every movement and expressing It in a voice that tremblingly muttered "Oh, God! Oh. God!" Karl B. Hill, convicted May 7. 1908. of the murder August 2S>, lf*ks, of Eldredge Davis, a farmer of the town of Rainhridge, Chenango county, was put to death in the electric ctialr in Auburn prison today. One contact of 1,860 volts at eight amperes and of a minute's duration was all that was required to carry the law's mandate into effect. Hill passed his twenty-first birthday in the prison four days ago. His crime had as its motive revenge and robbery. He and David H. Borst, now. a life convict in the prison, murdered Davis in his pasture lot. Then they robbed the body. Borst, first arrested, laid the crime upon Hill. The latter, suspected of the murder, surrendered August 30. He was placed on trial at Norwick May 7. was found guilty and sentenced to death in Auburn prison during the week of June 20, 1909. Notice tlf appeal stayed the execution. The court of appeals March 4 last confirmed the conviction and fixed the execution .for the week of April 18. MISTAKE IN THE CENSUS. First Day's Work in Chicago Discloses Many Errors. CHICAGO, 111., April 18.?Letters from the Chicago census headquarters were sent to nearly all the 1.500 enumerators last night, advising them of mistakes In the list of the first ten families visited by them. So serious were some of the errors that -between 150 and 200 of the census takers have been suspended pending a conference with their local Inspector. So far not a single woman enumerator | has resigned from her post, although half a huadred. men have quit. f DEBATE RESOLUTION! ? Opposition to Voting $65,000 for Cost of Living Inquiry. OVERMAN STARTS FIGHT Says He Objects to Spending Honey for Material for a Campaign | Book. < i ? The JyOdffe resolution appropriating < $05,000 for the extension of the work of < the special Senate committee on the coat i of living was the subject of spirited discussion in the Senate for a brief time to- 1 day. ] Senator Overman set the hall rolling l and others kicked it along with vigor, i Mr. Liodge had scarcely concluded a brief i statement to the effect that the inquiry was necessary if present prices were to i be arrived at when the North Carolina 1 senator took the floor with the observa- 1 tion that he was opposed to putting 1 through a resolution whose only purpose ] was to gather matefial for a campaign 1 book. ; He based the remark upon a statement made by Senator Hale when the subject was previously before the Senate, to the effect that the results of the committee's investigation would be of importance in 4 the coming campaign. He said, in addi- . tion, that he believed the people generally would have more confidence in the i committee's conclusions if drawn from investigations of its own members. He did not wartt the committee to look through < the spectacles of others. Thinks Public Is Informed. 1 Mr. Clapp appeared to be much of the same opinion. He thought that people generally were informed as to prices; he anew that his own constituents knew the price of calico and of eggs and of all other commodities, and knew they would : not sanction the expenditure of JG5.000 to supply that information. Mr. Clay wanted to know what Con- ' gress was going to do about it if it found that prices were too high. He did i not believe that the farmers were getting better prices than they were entitled to, but he thought it probable that the packing houses were engaged in a conspiracy to put up prices. If such was the case lie thought the government should pro- , ceed against them under the anti-trust ' law. Senators Lodge, Gallinger and Crawford explained that the only purpose of the resolution was to permit an inquiry into present prices for purposes of com- 1 parison with those of ten years ago. j Mr. Crawford declared that there was , no purpose of promoting politics. Further consideration of the resolution was postponed until tomorrow. 1 . 1 TRY TO WRECK NEW HOTEL, j Dynamite Set Off Under Framework 1 of Salt Lake City Structure. J SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. April 18.?An , explosion of dynamite under the frame- , work of the Utah Hotel building shook the city early this morning and shattered windows in all surrounding structures, i The steel work of the hotel does not 1 seem to have suffered great damage. No 1 one was hurt. A similar attempt to J wreck the new hotel was made a few ] months ago and two men were convicted i of the crime. The steel work on the building is being 1 done by non-union workmen, and this has ' caused much feeling on the part of the unionists. Railway Clerks Meet. NEW ORLEANS. AprH 18.?The sev- ! entb annual convention of the Interna- , tional Brotherhood of Railway Clerks was opensd here today, with delegates \ in attendance from every section of ] the United States and from Canada and i Mexico. The convention will ba In ses- < sion for the next five days. j ?? ROOSEVELT IS CHffRED ATTRACTS BIO CROWD DESPITE ELECTION EXCITEMENT. His Arrival at Budapest the Text for Columns in the Newspapers. 'BUDAPEST, April 18.?Although Ausria-Hungary is in the throea of a general 1 Section, the visit of Mr. Roosevelt fairly monopolizes public attention. The poly- ' <lot newspapers of Budapest today printed columns about his arrival and extend- ' ?d editorials of welcome "home" appear in English. 1 The character of the crush at the rail- | way station last night when the former i President arrived may be judged from ] the fact that the chief of police suffered ' l broken leg and several other persons j were Injured. 1 Today a big crowd cheered the distinguisned guest as, accompanied by Am- 1 jassador Hengelmuller von Hengervar, 1 lie left his hotefcand entered an automobile to begin the day's program. Mr. Roosevelt ilrst made a formal call at the royal palace, where he left his card for J Archduke Josepii of Austria. He then visited the house of parliament. Thirty Hours at Danish Capital, i COPENHAGEN, April 18.?The plans it Mr. Roosevelt have been so changed is to permit him to spend thirty hours it the Danish capital. The Roosevelts will he the personal guests of King 1 Frederick at oftristian vli Palace. Rumor Denied. Special Cablegram to The 8*tar. PARIS, April 18.?A statement made by German newspapers that Theodore Roosevelt has been prosecuting a peace ampaign in Vienna and intends to continue it in Berlin and London was submitted by the Matin to the colonel's secretary, who replied as follows. "The statement is absolutely nonsense.'' Declines Public Reception. Special Cablegram to The Star. BERLIN, April 18.?Col. Roosevelt has written to Berlin refusing anything in the nature of a public reception. * J # ' TO CUT PRDJTHJG BILLS. i Senate Committee Against Reserving 300 Copies of Documents. Declaring that "wasteful extravagance In the expenditure of the public money" has resulted from a section of the printing law requiring the reservation of 300 copies of every public document and report to be bound under orders of members of Congress and that It has been "pro liflc of great abuse," tne senate committee on printing has recommended the passage of a bill to repeal the provision. "The law authorizes the printing and the holding in reserve of one copy of every public document and report to be bound upon orders of the Vice President, senators, representatives, delegates, secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House," says the report. "Under the edition system, however, only 300 copies of the total number authorized are now printed at one time for the congressional reserve. The remainder 1 of these documents and reports not ordered bound within two years after printing by those entitled to them are turned over to the superintendent of documents. ' whose duty under the law it is to bind them in first grades of cloth for distribution to libraries." Troops Ordered to Syracuse. In compliance with Instructions from , the War Department, the band and one battalion of the 24th United States Infantry at Madison barracks, New York, and two companies of the same regiment at Fort Ontario, New York. *111 make practice marches to Syracuse. N. Y., arriving there in time to participate in the dedication of the soldiers' and sailor*' monument at that city* June 21 next. * LINER GOES_ASHORE Minnehaha, in Fog, Strikes Scilly Islands Rock. HAS BIG HOLE AMIDSHIPS Sixty-Six Passengers, Awakened, Are Hoved to Safety. WIRELESS OALL^^OR HELP _ Accident Almost at Spot Where Ves ti_ \T ... i. ? j IMrv < .? .. wi ii auicoa&o A un Seven HBIWigo. * t HUGH TOWN, St. Marys, SclUy Islands, April 18.?The steamer Minnehaha of the Atlantic transport line struck on the submerged rocks near Bishop rock at 2 o'clock this morning. Her passengers were removed In safety. The vessel is badly damaged. The Minnehaha, Cept. Layland, from New York for London, was feeling her way cautiously toward the English channel through a dense fog that obscured the light on Bishop rock and led her to approach too near the dangerous coast of the Scllly Islands. When the Minnehaha hit the rocks she tore a big hole amidships and this morning she bad twenty feet of water In her forebold*. The sixty-six passengers, rudely awakened, were considerably alarmed for a rime, but were reassured by the officers md, so far as has been learned here, suffered no harm. Scarcely had the steamer climbed upon the rocks when urgent wireless messages were being sent to the Lloyds signal station at the 14sard, from which point they were passed on to Falmouth. Signals of Distress. Signals of distress were also picked up on the islands, and In a short time fishermen's boats had put out to the wreck. These boats took off the passengers and landed them at Bryher, where they were made aa comfortable as the resources of the little Island permitted pending the arrival of a steamer which was dispatched to-take them to Pensance, whence they will be carried by special train to London. Capt. Layland and his crew stood by the vessel, which at daylight showed a slight list to port. As soon as'the passengers were sent away the work of lightening the cargo was begun. The weather continuel thick and rain fell, but the sea was fairly moderate. Two j lifeboats stood by. The live stoek. which made up a large part of the cargo, was landed on Sampson Island. Shipments of wax and machinery, which filled holds 1 and 2, were jettisoned. It was thought that the Minnehaha might be towed off the rocks at high water. Engine* Are Intact. An early examination of the engines and boiler rooms appeared to show that their equipment were Intact and that the damage to the vessel was limited to the forward holds. The Minnehaha struck nt- olmnmt tha Identical snot where her namesake, a sailing ship, was driven ashore some thirty-seven years ago. In the emergency the behavior of all on board the liner could not have been belter. The lifeboats were swung out promptly at the first shook, and then Uapt. I^ayland and the officers and chew passed among the passengers who had hurriedly rushed on deck in the clothing In which they had slept, quieting their fears and persuading them to return to their cabins and dress themselves warmly for the trip ashore. mlttlCE CHE THOUSAND MEN AT PRESSED STEEL CAR WORKS STRIKE. Company Officials Refuse to Take Back Four Men Who Were Discharged Thursday. PITTSBURG, April 18.?Practically without warning, 1,000 men, mostly foreigners, employed in the erecting department of the Pressed Steel Car Company, at Sehoenvllle, suburb of McKees Rocks, quit work today. Within an hour after the inauguration of the strike a workman had been shot In the left arm and the chief of the car company's police had been severely beaten by members of the strikers' body and taken to a hospital. The trouble is reported to have started over the discharge of four workmen let out last Thursday. The men are said to be members of a labor organization known as the "Industrial Workers of the World." x Early today a committee from the laber organisation notified the car company officials that they would refuse to work unless the four discharged employes were at once reinstated. This the officials refused to accede to. When the whistles blew for the opening of the plant this morning the workmen, true to their threat, refused to go to work. They gathered at the gates or the stockade surrounding the plant and discussed the situation noisily. <"hief of Police 8mlth and his officers attempted to disperse the gathering. In I this effort Smith was struck down from 1 behind with a blackjack. As he feii he ' tired several shots from his automatic ; revolver. One bullet lodged in the left | arm of a striker. More trouble is anticipated. OYSTER WITH EACH DRINK. Han Who Originated Scheme and Hade Fortune Is Dead. LOUISVILLE, Ky., April lS.-Larry Satto, who originated the gift of an oyster with every drink and made a fortune in his saloon as a result, died last night of heart disease. Gatto started as a bootblack. He would npt allow one man to he introduced to another in his saloon, would not allow treating and would not sell to a man who was known to get intoxicated. He was half owner of the Louisville base ball club when it won the pennant. In 1800. Hark Twain Resting Well. REDDING. Conn.. April 18.?Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), who is seriously ill with heart disease at his home near here, had a restful night, and was brighter, and to ail appearances better PATRIOTIC BODY IS GREETEDBY TAFT President Expresses Cordial ' Welcome to Daughters of the American Revolution. ARRIVAL AT CONVENTION SIGNAL FOR AN OVATION New Jersey Chapters Present Him Chair of Colonial Pattern. PRESIDENT GENERAL'S REVIEW Her Address at Opening of Business Session Indicates Substantia' Progress. With a cordial address of welcome by President Taft, and before thousands ef the assembled delegates and friends of the organization, the nineteenth annual congress of the Daughters of the American Resolution was opened this morning In Continental Hall. Dvery seat In the large auditorium was filled long before the hour of opening. The galleries were also filled to overflowing, and hundreds of the members were unable to secure even standing room within the halL The police closed the doors because the a tales threatened to become so crowded that the danger point would be reached. The Interior of the auditorium was dec orated with flags and state emblems, -while the platform was transformed Into a bower (of palms. Immediately behind the ohalr of the president general, Mrs. Matthew T. Bcott, was a painting In oil of Martha Washington, and above it a copy of the insignia of the organisation. with tiny electric globes illuminating its thirteen stars, emblematic of the thirteen original states. From the very center of the glass-covered ceiling of the hall was suspended a beautiful silk banner of the Stars and Stripes, as the flag was first made, with its thirteen stars in a circle in the (laid of blue. President Given an Ovation. President Taft. accompanied by Capt. Butt, arrived early, and he was given a great ovation as he took his place on the platform. Dr. Needham, president of the George Washington University, delivered the opening invocation. Under the personal direction of Lieut. Santai mann. the 'orchestra rrora the unites States Marine Band played patriotic airs in the Intervals between the addresses of the morning. Promptly at 10:30 o'clock the president general called the congress to ordm and President Taft made the welcoming ud- a dress. He raid: ~ "Mme. President and Daughters of the American Revolution: "I am here to congratulate you on toe step you have taken in the erection and completion of this beautiful building. That- is a material step, but, after all, wa are more or less affected by our surroundings, and the Impression that such a beautiful mansion as th a gives to those who visit the capital of the country is one tnat l am sure you would have It gives the Impression of substance and permanence to an association organised f"* th, nnmnsp of cultivatinsr and makina useful the^ spirit of patriotism in tills country- ^ Wisdom of the Selection. "You have selected wisely your place. You are pioneers in making this part of Washington one of its most beautiful parts. With the Corcoran Art Gallery on the one side and the building devoted to the peace and harmony of the countries on this hemisphere on the other, you are appropriately situated. With this classic architecture here, following that example which was set us by our torefathers, we have on the right a sample of the Spanish art, which properly typifies our union with our sister republics of Central and South America, and here next to the great Potomac Par* that is now In tne process of making you have I think as tine a site as any association in the country. Certainly there is no association that deserves a finer site than you do. "Now, I understand your society to b? organized for a numoer of purposes. One * is?and perhaps that embraces all?to keep constantly before the country that virtue which makes for the greatness and the usefulness of our government?patriotism. You- wish to emphasize the places, the persons and the events whose memory arouses in every true American a love of country. You proceed, i,f 1 un denstand what your purpose is, on the theory that It Is not an occasional outburst of patriotism every four or flva # or ten .years that is the best thing: for the country, but it Is a constant feeling In the mind and soul and heart of every one of that allegiance that he or she owes to the country of which he or she Is a citizen. Obligation to the Country. t"What I want to emphasize this morning is the advantage of constantly having before the children and the men and women of this country a suggestion of their duty to their country. Life is made up not of a lot of grandstand plays. witnessed by mighty millions of people e\^ery day; it is made up of a series of acts, and that series of acts, of daily recurrence, is what makes up the character of the man or the woman. "Now. if "by such societies as this, and if t>y insiFiinK upun icicuiuihbp vl daily occurrence, there is brought home to the mind and soul of every one that we are citizens of a great country, to which we owe constantly the tribute of loyalty, we shall certainly he made better citizens. "I was not at one time in favor of formalism, but I think we are all gradually?if ybu can Judge by the tendency Jn our religious ceremonies?coming to the thought that some formalism is necessary as a tribute to the things we feel. I am strongly in favor of the judges of our courts clothing themselves in a dignified uniform that shall typify the fact that in the administration of Justice they are administering a sacred function. In doing which they ought to realize what that function is, and by their wearing the robes shall convince the public that that which they do is entitled to respect, and convince themselves that In the doing they must earn the respect of tha public. nag a Symbol. "And so it is with respect to the Hag. It is a symbol, and the laws which ought to be on the statute books of each state and on the statute book of the United States, making it a sacred symbol net te be used for commercial purposes, I attribute to the same feeling. The prayer to the President of the United States X have never become so much imbued wtth * f