National?"Ziegfeld Follies.' 8:15 p.m.
TV'asc-o "Capt. Scott and Animal Life
Jn the Antarctic'" "motion pictures and
lecture). 8:30 p.m.
t'olumbla -The Columbia Players in
""The Prince Fhap," 8:15 p.m.
Chafe's? Edison's Talking Pictures, 1
jj m. to 11 p.m.
Poll's The Poli Players in "The Grey
hound.'* 8:15 p.m.
Academy?Stock company in ''The Con
>ict's L>aughter," 8:15 p.m.
Ga> ety?Harry Hastings* His Show, S.t."
Casino Vaudeville and motion picture?.
1 l"i, .1, and p.in.
Cosmos ? Vaudeville and motion pic
lures. 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Arcade?Skating rink; morning, after
loon and night.
Homemade Milk II re ad Is Uelicloua.
It can l?e depended on to be of fine,
f\en quality ;?f all times and to be de
livered fresh from th?- ovens. HOLMKS'
J?.\ Kl'Illf, l*h. -M. 4JW7. lor? F st.
Hlnrmnn Tailoring for n?mri
distinctly superior. The interpretations
lend additional grace to the prevailing
mode. J?11 F st.
ImmmI Soup In a >fi,p?*it.T, But Soft
water plays the leading role at the Yale
Laundry. North 1>"J Is the number to call.
(?an In Safe and Reliable an a Heater.
The various HEATING APPLIANCES
AND RANGES olFer you the means of
enjoying comfort and convenience at a
little expense. Our showing anticipates
every possible demand. SHBDl), 4IU 9th.
on ail ladies' stilts and dresses. Kramer.
713 D n.e. Ph Line. 37li5.
A. Eberly's Sons. 71S 7th st. n.w.
Line. 1256. Open All Xlsfct. Line. 1257.
Tyree's, 15tli and II sts n.e. Druggists.
Representative Witlis Tells Ep
worth Leaguers of Personal
Needs for Success in Life.
Taking the position that all social,
economical and political problems
would disappear if the proper atten
tion were given to the problem of the
Individual, Representative Frank B.
Willis of Ohio addressed the repre
sentatives of the Washington District
Epworth League at the first session of
Its annual convention last night in
Metropolitan Methodist Kpiscopal i
-Mr. Willis said that the league could
not solve the problems of the indi
vidual. nor the church, but that each
one of his - hearers must solve it for
himself. Mr. Willis set forth the
qualifications which he considered nec
essary for every one to possess in or
der to succeed. The first qualification,
he declared, was plain. common,
"square-toed" honesty: the second,
capacity for hard, irksome and con
tinuous work, and the third, complete
understanding of the work to be done.
In the long run, Mr. Willis said, the
world has no use or place for the
liar, the Idle "looker-on" or the man
who essays to do work without the
proper preparation for his task. Hav
ing: all these qualifications, the speaker
declared that one other thing was
necessary?to be optimistic and cheer
ful. "The other spirit never wins," Mr.
Opening Services La3t Night.
The opening service of the convention
was held at 7 o'clock last night, consist
ing of a hymn, a prayer by Rev. Dr. John
81;era Montgomery, pastor of the church
in which the convention is bein? !?eld,
and responsive reading.
Following this service a business meet
tig was held. Leo J. Miller, president of!
t e organization, presiding.
A committee on resolutions was ap
pointed. consisting of I. D. Beebe, chair
nan: D. A. Phillips. L. P. lleiston, A. P.
Frve and W. S. Truman. An amend
ment to the constitution w<?.s adopted,
whereby the retiring president ?ac-h year
nill become arid remain a member of the
>>oard of control during the next year.
The concluding session of the conven- ;
t 'on will be held tonight. At today's
-*-ssion officers for the coming year will |
i>e elecjed. The delegates are looking;
forward to an address by Rev. Christian j
F. Reisner of Grace M. E. Church. New)
N ork, who has startled the more conserv
ative element in the church by the ln
? reduction of motion pictures in his serv
The i hapters represented at the conven- i
'ion are Alexandria. Anacostia. Bowie, I
K-a?burn. Brightwood, Brookland, Bur- !
'onvllJe. Calvary. Chevv Chase. Congress '
Heights. I K>ng!as. Dumbarton. Kldbrooke.
Forest ville. Foundry. Gaithersburg. Gor
stich, 'ira- e, llamline. Hemdon. Hyatts
. ile. Iowa Avenue, Kensington. Langdon,
T.aytonevilb-. McKendree, Metropolitan,
v orth <*apit..l, F>etworth. Rosedale Mis
-?nn- P> ian-i. Soat Pleasant. Trinity.
1 nlon. Waugn. Wesley. Wilson Memorial
.? r.d Woodside.
TOWN SURROUNDED BY FIRE.
Prairie Blaze Endangers Lives and
SASKATOON, Sask., May 14.?Many j
i\*s were threatened last night when a j
iralrTe fire surrounded the town of An-I
I: rew?, west of here, destroying several
'?uildlngs and cutting off the escape of In
."Men, women and children joined In
'iuhtmg the flames, which were gotten
under control after the post office, a gen
? ?-al store and several smaller buildings
ad been burned
BAND CONCERTS TODAY.
At Potomac drive., at 5 p.m., by
The Vnlted States Marine Band,
William H. Santelmann, leader.
March, "t'nder the Star of the
Overture, "Der TTaldeschacht."
?*apr:<v, "On tiptoe" Hosmer
Mu?;i al ?><?? ne* frou: Spain. .Langev
Ualti, "Woman's Love and Life,"
. , von Blon
Lxcerpts from "Carmen" Bizet
Patrol, "Marching Through
Marc ii I tallana. Florentiner,"
"I he s?tar Spangled Banner "
By the United States Soldier*
Home Band, John S. M. Zimmer
man, director, at bandstand f-om
4 to 5:20 o'clock p.m.
March, "The Arcade Girl".. ..Pryor
Overture. "Guy Mannering". Bishop
Berceuse, "Slumber Sweetly,"
Selection. "Dotis" Cellier
Characteristic. "A Darky's Jam
Excerpts from "The Fxplorers,"
Waltz suite. "The Chocolate Sol
Finale, "Little Boy Blue"..Beieny
"The Star Spangled Banner."
Engineer Commissioner Out
? lines Policy and Promises
People a Square Deal.
Maj. Chester Harding Engineer <"om
missioner of the District of Columbia
was welcomed as a member of the board
of commissioners by citizens of Ran
die Highlands, at a special meet
ing held last evening in the Bap
tist Church. The Commissioner made
an address on District affairs in
general and promised the citizens of that
community that they would be given a
square deal in ail matters of public im
provement. He outlined the policy which
lie intends to follow while Engineer Com
missioner. and stated that he hoped to
l>e able to give his personal attention to
at least a majority of the matters under
Needs of District Enumerated.
D. A. Edwards. president of the Federa
tion of Citizens' Associations, called at
tention to some of the things that he
thought should be adopted by the Dis
trict government, and advocated a num
ber of swimming pools, a department of
education for the purpose of teaching do
; mestic economy, visiting nurses for the
public schools, additional health inspec
tors. and also additional dental inspec
tors for the public schools. lit- dwelt
particularly upon the manner in which
; ground for parks had been acquired dur
; ing the past few years and intimated
; that discrimination had been shown
. against Handle Highlands because of the
> fact that when Forts Davis and Dupont
j were ordered purchased for park pur
| pose? the act included a stipulation to
the effect that one-third of the purchase
price should be borne by abutting owners.
I while in other cases when land had been
acquired for park purposes no stipulation
of this kind had been included. He
stated that an efTort would he made to
have Congress amend this part of the
C. .\. Parker, a member of the asso
ciation. presented to the Commissioner
the needs of the community on behalf of
the citizens, and expressed the hope that
in the future, as in the past. Handle '
Highlands would receive the same treat
ment and that that community would re
ceive its share of the improvements.
A. E. Handle, founder of Handle
Highlands, was also present and made
a few* remarks, welcoming Maj. Hard
ing to the community and expressing
much satisfaction over the fact that
this body was the first to receive the 1
new t "ommissioner in public. Judge
A. C. Southard, a native of Mississippi,
but who has spent a great many years
in the Philippine Islands, gave an In
teresting talk about general matters,
and U. F. Metska also made a few re
Program of Entertainment.
In addition to the addresses of the ,
evening, a musical program was con- :
tributed. which included a piano solo
by Miss B. A they, organist of Hamline
M. E. Church: cornet solo. Miss Mary
Allaband. accompanied by Miss Helen
Loudenslager on the piano; selections
by the Hamline quartet, consisting of
Miss Marion McFall, soprano: Miss
Marion McCoy, alto: George V. Blake
ney. tenor, and Elzah Kinsella. bass;
bass solo, Mr. Kinsella: vocal duet, Mi.ss
McFall and Mr. Blakeney; alto solo, "If
I Were a Rose," Miss McCoy. At the
close of the entertainment a vote of
thanks was tendered to Commissioner
Harding for his presence. The ladies
served refreshments at the close.
The affair was in charge of a special
committee, consisting of George V.
Blakeney, chairman; J. M. Brooks, S. E.
Snyder. R. Reichard and J. R. Coryell,
with the reception committee consist
ing of Mrs. T. W. Maccubbin, chairman;
Mrs. S. E. Masson. Mrs. R. E. Hudge
ons. Mrs. R. Reichard, Mrs. G. H.
Eoudenslager. Mrs. N. F. Ladd. Mrs. T.
W. Miller, Mrs. W. Jarvis, Mrs. A. J.
Panning and Mrs. R. F. Bradbury.
Oowarr'a >oted Bridal Carriages
hired reasonably. Stables. 1620 L. Phone.
RENEWING PLEASURE CRAFT.
Repairs to Power Boats in Prepara
tion for Service.
As soon as the engine can be placed
in the power boat Wise Girl, one of the
local fleet of pleasure craft, she will
complete painting and overhauling and i
will be put overboard at Regan's boat-,
yeard, ready for service. The little craft j
will be used by her owners for trips'
to Colonial Beach and for other pleasure j
cruising during the warm months.
The speed boat Arrow, belonging to J.
?T. Bateman of this city, is at Bennett's
boatyard, to be taken from the river to
be cleaned and painted and for such
repairs as are necessary to put her in
order for service. She probably will be
ready to go into commission In the lat
ter part of this week.
As the power launch Betsy, belonging to
E. M. Hall of this city, was on her way
down the river to Stratford, where she is j
to be used, she became disabled and was >
taken into Indian Head for harbor. Vn-I
less repairs can be made down river the'
vessel will be brought back to this citv
for an overhauling.
Having completed cleaning, paintins j
and such repair work as was necessary, I
the power boat Edward Camble has been I
put overboard froin Regan s railway, and '
the little launch Seagull, belonging to Dr.
Bryant of this city, has been taken from
the water to be made ready for summer
TRAIN WRECKS DISCUSSED.
Guy P. Thurber Speaks Before Insti
tute of Electrical Engineers.
Guy P. Thurber, an electrical engineer
of Pittsburgh, lectured last night before
the member of the Washington section
of tiie American Institute of Electrical
Engineers on the possibility of eliminat
ing train Vrecks by electrical control.
This system, Mr. Thurber explained, is
now Wing investigated by the Pennsyl
vania railroad and government experts at
Pittsburgh. lantern slides illustrated
points in the lecture.
Previous to th? lecture an election of
officers was held, which resulted as fol
lows: H. C. Eddy, chairman, engineer of
the public utilities commission; C. B. Ni
rick, secretary, superintendent of con
struction of the National Electrical Sup
ply Company, and the following execu
tive committee: R. H. Dalglelsh. electri
cian with the Capital Traction Company;
A. Dunlop, with the National Electrical
Supply Company, and C. A. Petersen, in
the office of the supervising architect of
the Treasury Department.
WILL STRENGTHEN PIER.
Alexandria Company's Wharf Will |
Be Largest in This Section.
In order to accommodate the big steam
ships that bring phosphate rock from
Florida to the Alexandria Chemical and
Fertilizer Company the long wharf of
the company at the Virginia city is btiing
made longer. About twenty feet is being
added to it. and this, it is stated, will
make the pier over 30o feet lonn, the
longest by far in this section. The steam
ers that brniK the roek to Alexandria will
now be able to lie their entire length
inside the pierhead, and lengthening the
pier will facilitate the unloading of the
The work is being done by the Clarke
& Winston Co. of this city, which has
been employed several weeks past in re
building the old portion of the pier and
maklojf it Kronger.
The Beginning of a Four-Year Lecture Course?By Webster.
BABY SHOW IS FEATURE
OF CHURCH CARNIVAL
Entertainment Under Direction
of Brotherhood and Ladies'
Aid Society, Anacostia.
Under the auspices of the Indies' Aid
Society and the Brotherhood of the Ana
costia Methodist Episcopal Church a "*.ay
carnival, to continue for two evenings,
was opened last evening in the Anacostia
Masonic Hall, a special feature of which
was the baby show. About thirty wee
people contested for the two prizes of
fered, with the result that the young
child of Mr. and Mrs. , Chase of High
street captured the first honors /or being
the prettiest, and the babe of Mr. and
Mrs. Gilbert Lee of Good Hope road* was
awarded second prize for the best-appear
ing t?aby. A minstrel show was also
given last evening, and tonight a mas
querade will be the special attraction.
Managers of Booths.
The various booths and those in charge
were: Lunch table, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs.
Tew, Mrs. H. Eno, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Page,
Mrs. Suit. Mrs. Backofner, Mrs. White:
bakery, Mrs. Marshall. Mrs. Cornish, Mrs.
Boblitz, Mrs. Earnshaw, Mrs. S. K. King,
Mrs. Crutchlev, Mrs. M. Smith. Mrs. Lati
mer, Mrs. Donv, Mrs. Gibbons, Mrs. Craw
ford, Mrs. Butler, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. On-m,
Mrs. Shoemaker and Miss C. Anderson;
fancy table, Mrs. Harrison. Mrs. Smith,
Mrs. Gillott, Mrs. Burch, Mrs. Koontz.
Mrs. Williamson, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs.
Kinotti, Airs. Sherzer. Mrs. Grafflin. Mrs.
Wedding, Mrs. Haines, Mrs. Willett, Mrs.
King, Mrs. Fort. Mrs. Walson, Mrs. Tor
ney, Mrs. Linger, Mrs. McLean and .Miss
Johnson; Chinese laundry Mis. Scaggs,
Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Spicer. Mrs. Jones,
Mrs. Koontz, Airs. Nicholson, Mrs. Eno,
Mrs. Fort, Mrs. Smithson, Mrs. Bell, Mrs.
Cranford. Mrs. Tiighman. Mrs. Cator,
Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Summers, Mrs. Gil
lotte. Mrs. Reilly, Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Zer
kle, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Pollock. Mrs. Pitcher,
Mrs. Padgett and Misses R. Cranford and I..
Anderson: post office. Mrs. M. Bi-nhoof.
Mrs. Miller, Misses F. <"aior, A. Kno, K.
Smith: candy. Miss Sadie Pumphrev,
Mrs. F. Haines. Mrs. Bube. Mis. Walsh
and Misses Pumphrev. Eno and the
"yueen Esther" girls; museum, Messrs.
A. B. Suit. C. Marshall. W. Benhoof, G.
Haines, W. Nicholson. W. B. Stone, A.
Willett; groceries, George F. Pyies, F.
Tew. J. Smith, Capt. Anderson, Messrs.
Acton. Conway, Harrison. Kid well,
Koontz. Martin. Morre, Orem, Padgett,
Pyles, Pumphrev. O. S. Pumphrev. Smith
Sherzer, White. Williamson, West; house
furnishing. Messrs. S. R Campbell, Tiigh
man. Barse, Boyce. Fort, llardy, McLha
ney, Martin. Montgomery, Bead, .Shanks,
Summers, Tolson, Walsh; flowers, Messrs.
R. J. La cey, Mais hall. Linger. Smith, Tew.
West and Suit; peanuts, Messrs. R. L.
Scaggs, Dennison Anderson, Chase, Fo
notti, Taylor, Waters, Zerkle; coffee,
Messrs. M. E. Cornish, Crawford. King,
Orein. Baker. Church, Murray, Millard,
Sanders and Sands: entertainment, Messrs.
Daniel C. Smithson, Havenner, Townsend,
King, Phipps, Davis, Tiighman,
Teats and Murphy: erecting booths,
Messrs. M. Reilley, Cranford. Wedding,
Cator, Crutchley. Crotts. Gillotte, Owens,
Simpson, Torney, Winkle;; decorations,
Messrs. G. W. Shoemaker, James. Sher
zer, Allen. Burch. l>ean Jones, Nelson.
White: advertising. Messrs. Ralph Wil
liamson. Campbell. Donev. Herbert, Mar
tin. Pyles. Earnshaw, Williamson, Rev.
G. L. White and A. Ball.
POWER BOATS REPAIRED.
Pleasure Craft Put in Readiness for
Having had unsound planks in her
hull renewed and other work done to
prepare her for river cruising, the
power boat Seagull, belonging to Dr.
Bryant, has been launched from the
marine railway. The painting- of the
vessel and other work will be done
by its owner as it lies overboard, and
the Seagull will be ready for its first
flight on the river early in the coming
The power boat Somerset, one of the
local fleet of pleasure craft, was yes
terday taken from the water at Regan's
for her summer overhauling. Tli? hull
of the boat will receive such repairs
as are necessary to put it in good or
der for service, and it is to be re
painted and redecorated. The Somerset
in the coaling summer will be used
for both river and bay cruising.
R. L. Gait's big power yacht Dacota
is out on Bennett's larger railway for
cleaning and painting and to be made
ready- for pleasure service. The ves
sel has just returned from Annapolis,
where she lay up laBt winter. Her
owner will probably take a cruise to
New England in th? Dacota. In the,
DISTRICT SHOE DEALERS
IN MONUMENTAL CITY
Baltimore Merchants Exchange
Greetings and Are Hosts at
; Members of the shoe section of the Re
| tail Merchants' Association of Washing
ton went to Baltimore last night to at
tend a banquet in their honor by the Re
tail Shoe Dealers' Association of that
city. The banquet was held at the Hotel
Greetings were exchanged by President
Weyman of the Baltimore association and
President Joseph Strasburger of the local
association. Both pledged to assist in every
way to bring about closer relations be
tween dealers of Baltimore and Wash
The Washington dealers left for Balti
more at 6:30 o'clock on the electric line
and returned about midnight. They were
met at the terminal in Baltimore by a
committee, which escorted them to the
Members of the Party.
| Those in the party were Joseph Stras
j burger, chairman of the shoe section of
the Retail Merchants' Association; Joseph
Berberich. Robert Berbericli, Henry S.
Adler, W. B. Ehrman, W. N. Dorsett,
A. E. Felser. Max Rich. Herbert Rich,
I. B. Nordlinger, Morris Hahn, Harry
W. Hahn, Edw;i-d Hahn, William H.
Keneaster. Hari*y C. Mockbee, S- G.
Spitzer, B. B. Turner, Adolphe Baer,
j \V. Ross, G. Hughes, Daniel Gusdorf,
: M. Greenbaum and Charles J. Columbus,
I secretary of the Retail Merchants' Asso
ciation; E. Blondheim. A. D. Slessenger,
I John D. Crawford. W. B. Khrinan, J.
' J. Golderschmldt, D. Levy, D B. Gus
| dorf, T. E. Edmonston, T. Hollander,
; David T. Moon, William Roberts, W. B.
Raymond, F. J. Rafferty, M. Adler,
Maurice B. Sinsheimer, Edward Som
mers, W. A. Swenk, B. B. Turner, D.
Kaufman. Sol Txniis and George T.
i To th(- KtMtor of The Star;
i I have corrected the errors of several
! other persons and would now like to cor
rect an error of my own before soine
! body jumps uii me. in a communication
j to The Star a short time ago I stated
that Mr. Harry Hawk of the cast of "Our
i \merican Cousin" the night President
| Lincoln was assassinated was still alive.
| This statement was made on the author
ity of a member of the theatrical pro
I fession who said he had seen him some
; time before. I today received a letter
i from that gentlemen, who is In the West
| Indies, in which he says that he was
j mistaken: that he has been reliably in
' formed that Mr. Hawk died some time
apo. Therefore the only survivors of
that memorable cast are Mr. B. A. Emer
son, Mr. W. J. Ferguson and Mrs. Jeannie
Gourlay Struthers. I hope soon to re
ceive a statement showing the dates of
the death of all the deceased members
Banquet Last Night.
Harry Hawk Not Living.
A. I. MUDD.
VOCATIONAL BUREAU PUN
MEETS WITH APPROVAL
Special Committee of Board of Trade
Invites Co-Operation in Blumen
The plan of Prof. Gustav Blumenthal
for the establishment of a vocational
bureau in Washington was approved by
a special committee of the Board of
Trade at a meeting held yesterday after
noon. AY. T. Galliher offered a resolu
tion providing for the creation of such
a bureau and inviting the co-operation
in the undertaking of the Chamber of
Commerce, Retail Merchants' Association
and other civic and commercial bodies.
The resolution was adopted.
Dr. William M. Davidson, superinten
dent of schools, told the committee the
work outlined by Prof. Blumenthal would
be too great a task to undertake in the
public schools, and for that reason he ap
proved the establishment of a vocational
"Vocational guidance," Dr. Davidson
i .said, "is remote from vocational training.
! One prepares for the earning of wages by
practical training and the other endeavors
to place a boy or girl in the line of work
for which he or she is best suited.
"If a bureau fs established it must be
by experts, and must cover a larger field
than the public schools," Dr. Davidson
continued. "The schools can co-operate,
but the bureau should be established as
a civic bureau to get the best results."
Suggestion From Dr. Davidson.
The establishment of a new unit of
education was suggested by Dr. Davidson
?that of vocational training?which he
said should begin in the seventh year
and run through the tenth year, equiva
! lent, to the second year of high school.
I He suggested that the pupil should then
enter a trade high school having a two
year course. Training received in such
a school, he said, would enable the pupil
to enter a technical school or earn fair
.wages at his chosen line, should he be
unable to continue going to school.
I Dr. Davidson outlined the activities of
i the District schools for vocational train
! ing. and said that he had approached
! members of Congress with the suggestion
I that when the new school buildings are
I erected the old buildings of the Central
! High School and the M Street School be
; turned over for vocational training en
tirely. the former for the white and the
' latter for the colored.
The Special Faellltfe* Provided
i by the I'nion Trust Co., 15th and H sts..
I make it an i>*al banking home for women.
I '-i% paid on checking accounts.?Advertise-'
Child's Finger Amputated.
Surgeons at Emergenoy Hospital yes
terday afternoon amputated the index
finger on the right hand of Adelbert Har
ris. Young Har-is, who is but six years
old, and who resides at 915 19th street,
was playing about a hydrant at Penn
sylvania avenue and 19th street north
west while a water cart was being filled
and accidentally mashed his finger.
By WALT MASON
Full soon the sweet girl graduates in white attire will rise, and
tell, in forty-seven states, where Italy now lies. The beauteous
maidens of the land, the bold, aspiring youths, on
platforms flower-bedecked will stand and hand
us vital truths. Life seems to them an easy
thing; a banner's all they need; a motto in the
air to fling, so he who runs may read. A watch
word couched in ancient Greek will smooth the
road to fame; ah, me, when roses tint the check,
life seems an easy game! But mark these women
old and worn, who, at commencement time, gaze
on the festival and mourn?their presence seems*
a crime! They found this life a harder road than
e'er they dreamed it was, with more of whip and
spur and goad than of the world's applause.
There is a shadow on each brow, stilled is their
buoyant song; their eyes are weak and faded now, for they have
wept so long. They're bent from bearing heavy weights, from toil
ing day and night; they once were sweet girl graduates, serene in
snowy white. "Beyond the Alps," we heard them say, high purpose
in their eyes, upon a bygone happy day, "the land Italian lies!" Life
leads through tangled wilderness, and not through bosky dells, but
who'd discourage or distress the Blessed Damozels?
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BILL OPENS DOORS OF
HOSPITAL FOB INSANE
Representative Barchfeld Says
Government Institution Is
Best of Its Kind.
"Open the doors of the Government
Hospital for the Insane and let any one
enter who feels like it."
This, in a paraphrased form, is what is
outlined by Representative Barchfeld of
Pennsylvania, wno at one time was an
interne in an insane asylum, and who
has some very decided views on the In
stitution near Congress Heights. Mr
Barchfeld's bill for voluntary admissions
to the institution is now before the Dis
trict committee of the House, and the
author of th>? bill intends to press it be
fore the members of that committee when
"The Government Hospital for the In
sane." said Mr. Barchfeld, in explaining
his bill, "is about the best institution of
its kind in the world. I have made a
careful study of the subject, and I know
whereof I speak. Furtheitnore, 1 was a
member of a committee appointed some
years ago by Speakei^ Cannon to investi
gate the hospital. We spent fourteen
months on the inquiry, and went into
every detail of its management and
Charges Were Unfounded.
"Charges of serious character had been
made against the place, but after a thor
ough investigation the majority reported
that they were without foundation. Fur
then than that. I was convinced that
there is no better hospital of its kind in
"Dr. White, at the head of the insti
tution. is recognized all over the world
88 a. foremost authority in his spe
cialty. His name is known in Europe
as well as in America, and the man who
is assigned to that hospital for treat
ment will be sure to get the best the
"For that reason I believe there
should be some easier method of get
ting treatment there. I will refer to
one case. I had a friend who wore out
his brain with deep study. In his
hallucination he believed he had ac
quired a loathsome disease, and it
worried him tremendously. What he
needed was a complete rest under the
observation of some such man as Dr.
White at the Government Hospital for
Only Insane Admitted.
"I brought him here and found that
he must be actually pronounced insane
before he could be admitted, and that
the 'sentence.' as you might call it.
would be a permanent record. I knew
his brain was merely tired out and
that a record of insanity might be
brought against him at any time in
after life. I tried every way I^could
devise, but admittance was refused, be
cause of a law on the subject.
"So I sent him to a sanatorium, a
private place, where 110 such sentence
had to be passed on him. In three
months he was well again. He has
never had a relapse to his old brain
weariness and is today a professor in
a great institution of learning. How
ever. I wish I could have given him the
advantage of this big hospital across
"There are hundreds of other cases
where just such treatment is needed,
and the government hospital ought to
be open to people of that sort."
State Council, Knights of Columbus,
in Annual Session.
Officers of the State Council of the
Knights of Columbus of the District of
Columbia were elected at the annual
meeting 3-esterday afternoon in the
Knights of Columbus Hall, on E street
near 6th street northwest.
The officers are: State deputy, Edward
P. Harrington, re-elected for third term;
state secretary, Edward L,. Tucker, re
elected; state treasurer, Dr. Charles I.
Griffith; state advocate. Vincent A. Shee
hy: state warden. Redmond DaVaray.
and alternates, W. P. Normoyle and
Francis P. Sheehy.
The meeting opened with a prayer by
the state 'chaplain. Rev. P. J. O'Connell.
The committee on credentials reported
I as to the delegates and alternates from
! the subordinate councils, and these, with
the state officers and the past state dep
uty, comprised the membership of the
There are 1,81ft members of the order,
according to the report of the state dep
uty, which is an increase of lftl. Resolu
tions were adopted indorsing the pro
posed erection of the building for the
Supreme Council in this city, and the
representatives to the Supreme Council
at the annual meeting in Boston in
August were directed to vote for its con
DINNER COMMITTEE NAMED.
Annual Board of Trade Shadbake to
Be Second to None.
The personnel of the dinner commit
tee which is looked upou to provide a
repast that will be second to none
when the annual shadbake of the
Board of Trade is held at River View
May 24 has been announced by Chair
man Chris J. Gockeler. as follows:
George Plitt. G. Hanlon. Charles I-.
Bowman. Bert H. Brockwav. Walter M.
Brown, Fred A. Butts. John J. Cannon.
Aubrey L. Clarke. Jules A. Demonet,
William M. Dougal. Frederick P. Dud
ley, B. B. Earnshaw. Joseph W. Gib
son. W. C. Haskell. M. H. Herriman,
Joel Hillman, F. S. Hight, George S.
Isman. George H. Judd. L. M. Kelley,
J. E. Lewis, A. Loehl. M. G. McCormick.
E. J. McQuade, Townley A. McKee, C. E.
Miller, Charles Rauscher. X. L.. Sans
bury, E. G. Schafer, George F. Schutt.
Charles St. John, Joseph M.. Stoddard.
Harry C. T. Talbert, W. H. Turton, G.
T. Wade, J. C. Walker, E. J. Walsh, L.
P. West. W. D. West. D. S. White. K.
O. Whitford. A. R. Yeakle, A. S. Young
and C. S. Zurhorst.
Holidays for Woman Clerks.
To the Editor of The Star:
As your paper seems ever to champion
those measures for the good of the peo
ple, I would like to respectfully suggest
through its columns, in the discussion of
the half-day holiday on Saturday after
noons for government clerks for five
months in the year (or all the year round
if it could be granted), that where all
clerks could not be spared from their
desks on those days, due to stress of
public business, women be given the pref
erence in the half day off. especially
those of small salaries, who have many
little domestic duties that the high-priced
clerk is able to pay to have done, and a
half day on Saturday is a Godsend to such
a woman of small means.
I don't believe men as a rule need the
half day on Saturday as much as wom
en, and the many excellent men of our
government have always seemed willing
to help the weaker sex when they could
consistently do so.
Many of the women employed in the
government service are mothers, widows
and daughters of the soldiers who fought
for our flag and are efficient and patriotic.
MARTHA WINSTON MORGAN.
Saloons Are Eliminated.
SANTA BARBARA. Cai., Max U.
Santa Barbara practically' went "dry"
in yesterday's election. Saloons were
eliminated and liquor selling in restau
rants also was abolished.
It still will be possible to procure liquor
at a few places, however, as a proposition
to prohibit table licences in hot?ls was
<;o?H Tlntr t0 Hrnalr Krarri.
<Vuot;nj? at tractive prices on pickets. posts,
etc. Tel. X. 117:;. Elslngcr Bros., U1097th
illnkrl. 4KS *r. He... K.?.
or",d?trri.S l-OW??? 1-OSt: mod
em methods, fireproof storage Tel. M. 'JCT?.
Regiment Today. \ in;iiiia Theater.
l"'V*"ry M"" Hp|..? M.nj Orders
<iVrf. !.,eU?ri 3 The Phono is more
nit a Postal will prove just as
- tufactory when you want a case of
?i ?. ?r ^na,e; - ? *1 ?"? linger.
el.u0?. Hot tie rebate, >V. Tel. W. !<*>>
** ffcr ^??nt.ln Pp. Shop EipcHt
fi' S"??- All makes. 1421 Pa. ave.
Old RDKravinim, Anlograph Letter*.
portraits bought and
Heitmuller Art Co.. 13u7 14th sL n.w.
Aartktof to Sellf
Include it in Saturday's Auction Sal?
?t Meschler-s. trjrt pa. ave. n w. Good
results. Prompt returns Phone M. 12SZ
Sofo. Biklag Powder.
fcuper.or to any other at any prlc<
25c a pound.
Baoklet o. Safe l.Trat.eiti Ptm,
Send ror one. A. F. FOX CO.. 1311 H.
n?ae Toar Want Ad to The Star.
ALONG THE RIVER FRONT.
Schooner Five Sisters, lumber from
Aquia creek, at 10th street wharf for K.
M. Hall; schooner Eleanor Russell, cord
wood from Mattawoman creek, at lOtli
stieet wharf for L. A. Clarke & Son;
schooner Harriet II. P. Ely. barrel fish
from a l?ay point, at 11th street wharf for
dealers: barges Virginia and Howard, at
Georgetown with coal from the head of
Chesapeake bay; schooner Elizabeth
Clarke. lumber from Nomini creek. at
10th street wharf for K. M. Hall; power
lvoat Daisy, at Alexandria to load mer
chandise for Piscataway Creek points;
schooner Water I,lly. at lltli street
wharf to load merchandise for a Potomac
Barge Columbia. light, in tow from
Alexandria for a Chesapeake hay point
to load; canal barge Xo. StfS, lumber from
12th street wharf for Brunswick, Md.. via
Chesapeakcand Ohio canal; scow Boo Hon.
light, from Alexandria, for Mattox creek
to load pulp wood and return; schooner
Silver Star, light, for a Virginia point to
load lumber or cord wood back to this
city; canal boat E. A. Clarke, for a
C hesapeake and Ohio canal point
to load railroad ties; power boat
Southland and schooner Hazel, light,
for river nets to load s!ta[d and
herring and return; schooner Water I/ily,
from 11th street wharf for a down-river
P'iint; schooner t./ace, from Alexandria
to load at a Potomac point.
Schooner Lewis Worrell is in Nomini
creek loading lumber for this city; steam
er Mae has sailed from Tampa. Fla.. for
Alexandria with phosphate rock for the
chemical company; schooner barge Xo. fl
of the Consolidation Coal Company fleet
is on her way down the coast to this city
to load coal; schooner Two Sisters is in
Aquia creek loading lumber for the deal
ers here; barge No. 'JH is lying loaded at
Georgetown, waiting orders; sloop Rita
Cator is at a Potomac ? point to load cord
wood for dealers; schooner William Mc
Guire is loading cord wood at a Potomac
point tor Alexandria dealers; schoonei
Josephine Smith is in Aquia creek loading
lumber for the Washington market.
Tugs and Tows.
Tug Clarke arrived, towing asphalt
laden barge for Georgetown: tug
Daunless sailed, towing light barges
from Alexandria for Chesapeake
bay points; tug Capt. Toby ar
rived, towing two coal-carrying boat?
from naval powder plant. Mattawomar
creek, Md.; tug James O. Carter sailed
towing lighter from Alexandria for Mat
tox creek; tug Minerva sailed from
Georgetown, towing lighters for digging
grounds down the river; tug Miller sailed
towing lighters for Little Hunting creek
Va.; tug D. M. Key sailed with a tow
for a river point.
tfceaapeake A Ohio Sdmaer Heaorta.
Folder of Mountain Resorts and Countrj
Homes ready for distribution. Apply tl
Agents. Spend the summer on the C.&O
FIRST TRIP UP POTOMAC.
Steamer Mae Coming From Florida
With Cargo of Phosphate.
leaden with about :!,000 tons of phos
phate rock, consigned to the Alexandria
Chemical and Fertilizer Company, tht
Bull line steamship Mae is on her way
j up the coast from Boca Grande, Fla.. and
is expected to pass in the capes of the
j Chesapeake tomorrow and to be at Alex
andria about Friday. The vessel is re
ported having sailed from the Florida
port Saturday last and five or six day?
i ate required for the trip up the coast iu
j Though the steamships of the Bull line
: have been engaged for several years past
; in bringing phosphate rock from Florida
; to lexand!*ia. this is said to he the first
i visit the Mae has ever made up the Po
: tomac. as she has been employed in the
i trade between New York and Porto Rico
The Mae is one of the smaller of the
] Bull fleet, though somewhat larger than
! the steamship Wilhelmina. w hich ordi
narily brings the rock to Alexandria
About three days will be required to
unload the Mae and she will then go to
Norfolk or Baltimore to load coal for a
RAPID LOADING OF BARGES.
Coal-Carrying1 Fleet at Georgetown
Hustling Cargoes These Days.
Schooner barge No. 15 of?the fleet of
the Consolidation Coal Company had
over l.tiOO tons of Cumberland coal trans
ferred from tlie barges thai brought it
down the canal to "her hold in less than
forty-eight hours at the Georgetown coal
pu rs. Tlie vessel went under tile chutes
Monday morning, and, only working in
the daytime, the loading of the vessel
was completed yesterday afternoon, but
the barge will remain here until the lat
ter part of the week, until a tow leaves
Baltimore which she can Join to be taken
to a New England point.
Barge No. 'ZA. which left here early in
the week, passed out the capes yester
day bound to Boston. Before the end of
the week No. ??. another Consolidation
Coal Company barge, will arrive and will
be taken to Georgetown to load. No. ?i
is on her way down the coast from a
New England point, and should pass in
the capes tomorrow or Friday. A tug
will be waiting at the mouth of the river
to bring her here.
| DOM IXC'S MAXZ AXILLA ?
Free <?i Su^ar <?r Acid.
k Foil Qoart, $1.25 E
% Christian Xander's, H
909 7th. ?
w ww >? m- .*? iff m wwwi
if Overworked Eyes
* Cause Headaches 8
KlifMif ivadtng or writing without
properly fitted glaimea ? r#-?p<'n?lblc fo?
thf ruination of both eye* and health
I*;'. Raker. our expert npbthalmoloelBt.
will aiak>' k mMfntidr examination of yonr
eye* WITH*U T CIIAKUK and adTtf.e yon
regarding tiK-ir car*-. Voti will be under
no obligation to bur cIm**"* from n*. hot
if you xbouiil d?*?1re to do ?o wo will
properly Tl? theni and you may pay dk
for them at 5<V A \VKPK
935 Penna. Ave.
"Specialist* In Plvct-PlanM."
YOU'LL get the l>est in
strument tor your
money when you buy a
genuine "Pianola" Player
is a player - piano,
but all player-pianos
are NOT "PIANOLAS.*
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12th&GSts ? Emmons S. SmltK
PROTPXT YOUR CLOTHING
From moths with Tar Paper, Tar and Cedar
Mothproof Bags. KTerythii?c In Blank Book*.
Taper and Stationery. ^
Tlhe E. Morrison Paper Co.
OK THK DISTRICT OK COLUMBIA.
100# 1'A. AVE. X.W.
STANDS Ol T AS TUB RR*1
SPKOMKNS OF TUK B< ?OK
BOOKS BOI ND IN ir.
HALF MOROCCO <"4U
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Star Building Annex.
Yom Will Find Leese
They are made to order on rli? premise* 1m tk'
Modern Leese Optical Factory.
. A. LEESE SvSV0
??ETerythinc for the Kitchen."
& Moneuse Co.
66 J7 1199
?The most effective, most eco
nomical. most durable Fireics*
<"ook Stove on the market. It
lias the patented water peal and
many other features to recom
Various uiod?'ls priced within reason.
Complete sto. ? of Cookiu; rteimils.
] 220 H Street N.W.
Retail. T1?nrr TTnnimon<1. MfT.
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$10.00 ROUND TRIP
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\nd Other I'olnta in
The Land of the Sky
Saturday, May 17
litavr U aahiactoB ... 5i55 P.M.
Arrive Ashnlllr IO:SO LM.
Secure illustrated literature, information aad
rvaerratlona promptly. L. S. Brown. Geserel
Agent, 705 ISth *t. n.w.: phone Main 1212: 80ft
F at. n.w.. phone Main 12S
HEALTH CANDIES 100% PURE.
The freshest of Black
Walnuts, smothered in
<'reams of alluring flavor.
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right ads to
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