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British House of Commons
Ncaring Decision on Ques
tion Affecting Ireland.
Leader of Nationalists Believes Coun- <
try Tires of Debate?Cheered
by Ministerial Side.
LONDON. April <>.?"I think in the pres
ent. circumstances then- is nothing for
the house of commons to do hut pro
ceed with the home rule for Ireland bill
as it stands."
This was the 'losing sentence of a
s,?eech delivered today ;r. the house of
commons by John K. Redmond, leader of
the Irish nationalists, who made the final
speech on behalf of the nationalist party
?">n the second reading of the home rule
bill. The vote of the house on the meas
ure was arranged to be taken tonight.
The day's proceedings in the house
were opened by Mr. Redmond, who plead
ed that the present stag- of the contro
versy was so critical that all energies
must bo devoted to facing a settlement
??f tiie realities. He continued:
The country as a whole Js sick and
t ied of the Irish question, and it must
be settled here and now."
Position of the Nationalists.
Kiiiphasizing that, it was impossible for ;
lie Irish nationalists, by agreeing to the j
Permanent exclusion of Ulster from the ;
operation of the home rule bill, to aban- j
don the principle of "Ireland a nation,'
Mr. Redmond added: "The real question
of the moment is how far each side is j
prepared to advance toward an agree- i
The nationalists. Mr. Redmond said.
would have been glad to accept the
scheme proposed by Sir Horace Plunkett
? n February, by which a plebiscite would
b< taken after a certain number of years .
(T-i the question whether any section of (
Ulster desired to continue subject to the |
Irish parliament.
Mr. Redmond said he was in sympathy ?;
with the general proposal of a. scheme of i
federation, but vague talk on the sub- ?
jeet. he declared, was mischievous and j
could not solve the present difficulty.
Cheers Greet Closing Sentences.
Amid great cheering on the ministerial
side of the house Mr. Redmond summed j
up his view of the situation, saying that ;
although he would not do or say any- !
thing to preclude the possibility of a fair
and honorable peace he thought there >
was nothing else to do at present than i
proceed with the bill :r. its present form, j
Oray. Coleman and Lawson Arraign- I
ed in Police Court Today.
Charges Against Others.
W tkliam Gray. William Coleman and
William Lawson. three of the men taken ;
in a raid by the police at 213 D street |
northwest Friday night, were arraigned j
in ih? Police Court today on two charges j
each of housebreaking;.
Through their attorney. Matthew K.
O'Brien, each of the defendants entered
p.cas of "not guilty and waived exami
nation They w? re held for the action of
the grand jury in *-,000 bonds in each of
the cases.
It is charged that the defendants rob
bed the store of John J. ? Costinett. 1212
New York avenue northwest, and also
the store of Henri Papine&u. 1221 Penn
sylvania avenue northwest. ^ Assistant
T'nited States Attorney Ralph Given ex
plained to Judge Mullowny that there
were a number of other charges of house
h eakina: pending against the defendants
;?nd asked for i>ond of S2..VJO in each of
tr?- cases. Attorney O'Brien, however,
asked for a lower hond. and the court
oiaced it at *2.??0o in each of the cases.
William G. Madden-and James K. Phil
lips. together with Dorothy Phillips and
Hose Phillips, who are ' held for investi
gation," it is stated, will be taken to Po
lice Court later.
A charge of larceny has been preferred
by Miss Rose Reitzel of 714 *?th street
southwest against May King, twenty-two
vears old. who was arrested following the
aid and held as a "material witness."
The charge against her is that she stole
a muff belonging to Miss Beitzel in Feb
ruary while at a dance at the National
Rifles' Armory.
When the police arrested the. "material
witnesses.'* Detectives McNamee and
Baur. who had been investigating the
larceny of the muff, declare they saw the
King girl place the muff on a table. They
declare that later it was identified by
Miss Beitzel as her property.
The King girl will be given a hearing
in the Police Court tomorrow.
Fined for Running Unlicensed Bar.
A tine of *500 or the alternative of
-ixty days in Occoquan was imposed by
Judge Pugh on tJlizah Wood, colored,
today in the Police Court when the
atter- was convicte<f of running an
inlicensed bar It was charged that
Wood conducted the bar at 3618
Georgia avenue northwest without first
saving obtained a license so to do. |
? | =j| j
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Your Eyes
Try This Free Prescription.
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who might easily dispense with them. You
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The eyes are neglected more than any
otner organ of the entire body. After you
finish jour day's wort you sit down and re?t ,
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Yon read or do something else taat k?~eps
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long a^ you live for publishing this pre
Churchmen at Cumberland Laud
Him for Barring Liquor
From Navy.
Spei-ial Dispatch to Th.
CUMBERLAND. Md April 6?The
Baltimore conference. Methodist Kpisco
pal Church, today adopted a resolution
praising Secretary Daniels for banishing
alcoholic liquor from the navy.
The conference, now near final adjourn
ment. spent nearly all the morning in
executive session, during which the
characters of applicants admitted to the
ministry on trial, were examined. %
The following were admitted. John
R. Esaias. Thomas G. Owens. Harvey
c. Owens. Otto W. Brittingham. K. V.
Jaggers, William Lewis. Bert Constance.
A. C. Showacre R H. Bartlett
Rev. J. Halpenny, late supply pastor
of the Bloomington charge, was admit
ted to the conference and placed on tlie
retired list.
Richardson's Report Adopted.
Rev. Dr. C. Herbert Richardson sub
mitted the report on the branch deposi
tory of the Methodist Book Concern in
Baltimore, which was adopted. For this
it was stated the conference had been
striving for thirty years. The concern
was incorporated with SOn.OOi* capital
about two weeks ago. The question will
eome up late today, when subscriptions
to the capital stock will be asked.
Appointments will not be announced un
til tomorrow.
teew K. C. Gallaher. pastor of Ryland
Church. Washington, was unable to state
today whether he would be returned. A
committee of his church i*-- here asking
for his reappointment, but the matter is
in doubt. It is rumored that he will be
sent to another charge equally as im
little Stories
S& Bedtime
'Copyright. 1014. bj J. G. Llojd ) 4
Unc" Billy Possum Wishes He
Had Stayed at Home.
Whatever possessed Unc* Billy Possum
to go wandering off way. way into the
deepest part of the Green Forest he did
not know himself. He just went, that
was all. Perhaps it was something in the
air that made him. Tt seemed as if ev
erybody was doing a great deal of wan
dering about these beautiful early spring
days. It's a way the little meadow and
forest people have in the glad spring
time. So you will meet them in the most
unexpected places, very busy doing noth
ing at ail but looking around.
So Unc' Billy Possum wandered along,
poking ove- sticks and piles of leaves,
peering with his shrewd, sharp little eyes
into every hollow log and stump, and
watching for signs of nest builders, for
you know Unc' Billy has a weakness for
fresh eggs. He just can't pass a fresh J
egg.^r.o matter whom it belongs to. He al
ways excuses himself on the ground that j
whoever laid it can lay another, and so
no harm is done, which, of course, is no
excuse at all. But Unc' Billy seems to
think it is and whenever he goes out to j
tfalk in the spring he has his eyes open
for new homes of his feathered neigh
This particular morning he had come as
far as the pond of Paddy the Beaver be
fore he stopped to rest. There he sat
down on Paddy s dam to pass the time of t
day with Padcjy. who was swimming
about in his pond just as if he hadn't
anything else in particular to do. j
"How did yo' pass the winter . Br er |
Beaver?" asked Unc* Billy. - j
"Very comfortably, thank you. Unc' 1
Billy," replied Paddy, politely. I had
plenty to eat. a comfortable bed. and j
Plenty of time to sleep. What more could 1
I ask?**
Unc* Billy grinned- "Yo could have I
asked fo' warmer weather." said he. "Ah
done tho't Ah was going to freeze to
death. Ah done wish a good many times
that Ah was 'way down souf in ol' Vir
ginny. Ah don't like such a long, cold
"Did you rail that a long winter and a
hard winter?" exclaimed Paddy. "Pooh!
You ought to spend a winter up where I
came from. I don't believe that Mistress
Spring has reached there yet."
" Then Ah don* want to be any nearer
to it. than I npi this very minute!" de
clared Un? ' Billy. "By the way. Brer
Beaver, have yo' seen any strangers up
this way? Br er Jay and Br'er Crow done
go crazy in their haids. Ah guess, for all
they can talk about is a big black
stranger, who stands on two legs and
walks on .four legs, and is as big as Farm
er Brown's boy. They say they saw him
somewhere up around here. Have yo' "
Unc' Billy didn't finish what he had
started to ask. He didn't finisii, because
the snapping of a stick behind him made
him turn his head. There stood the
stranger in black, as big as Farmer
Brown's boy. standing on two legs and
with the awfulest big claws Unc* Billy
ever had seen! It was all just as Sammy
Jay had said. ?Unc' Billy gave a fright
ened little gasp and shut his eyes tight
for Just a wee little minute, hoping that
when he opened them again he would find
that he was mistaken and that there was
no great black stranger there after all.
But when Unc* Billy opened his eyes he
found that they had not been playing him
tricks. The stranger was there.* Worse
still, he was-coming straight over toward
Unc' Billy, grinning in the most friendly
Bui Unc* Billy didn't notice that that
grin was a friendly grin. All he noticed
were the great big teeth that showed. He
took just one look, and then he started
across Paddy's darn as fast as he could,
which wasn't very fast, because he was
afraid of falling fn. He didn't once look
behind, and as he scrambled along he
kept saying over and over:
"Ah wish Ah done stay at home! Ah
wish Ah done stay at home!"
President Approves Selections
Made by the Committee
on Organization.
I Although stating specifically that the
; selection, o'" the twelve regional reserve
j cities had been none of his business ami
1 that he had refrained from making any
j suggestions. President Wilson today gave
! his unqualified approval to the choices
j announced by the. organization committee
j of the federal reserve board.
? The President said he knew the organ
! ization committer had fairly considered
; the facts upon which their choices were
I' based, and he knew they acted upon their
study of the actual conditions of financial
exchange and lending.
The President added that from the
, statistics he had seen, he believed the
, organization of the twelve banks would
? make a solid structure.
j Mr. Wilson still is considering eligibles
i for the federal reserve board, but has
made no selection or offers.
President Wilson today enunciated the
principle that is guiding him in the se
lection of public servants, expressing the
view that he did nor believe in c hoosing
men who would decide questions in a cer
tain way. but those whom he knew to be
just and fair.
Hard to Get Justice.
The President remarked that, to him, it
seemed justice was the hardest thing in
i the world to obtain, and that it required
! more courage and conscience than any
| other one thing.
Mr. Wilson was discussing his appoint
ment of Prof. Winthrop M. Daniels to the
interstate commerce commission. The
j confirmation was obtained only after a
i vigorous Senate contest. 'The President
1 referred to Mr. Daniels as a just and en
lightened man. whom he had known in
timately for twenty-five years anu whom
he considered as a man of unusual ability.
Mr. Daniels arrived here today and was
sworn in as a member of the commission.
Dudley Field Malone. collector for the
port of New York, had a brief talk with
President Wilson today about New York
j politics. He said afterward that lie had
not discussed anything of importance to
J day. but had arranged for a conference
1 Wednesdav.
Protest From New Orleans.
| Secretary McAdoo today received a teie
, gram containing the gist of the resolution
; adopted by citizens of New Orleans at a
' mass meeting Saturday protesting against
the plans for districting the country and
: placing federal reserve banks, recently
i announced by the reserve bank organiza
' tion committee, of which Mr. McAdoo is
! chairman.
The New Orleans protest predicts dis
aster from the committee's action.
"Comment is unnecessary." said Mr.
McAdoo. "The telegram tells its own
story." The full text of the resolution
adopted at the New Orleans meeting had
j not reached the Treasury today, but it is
not probable that its arrival will be fol
lowed by any action on the part of the
! committee.
Auditor of Papal Legation Named by
Pope for New Austra
lian Post.
ROME. Italy, April 6.?The Pope today
created an apostolic delegation in Aus
tralia and appointed as delegate the Rev.
Mgr. Bonaventure Cerretti. now auditor
of the apostolic delegation in the I'nited
i In speaking of the appointment this aft
ernoon Mgr. Cerretti declared that he has
not made any arrangements for leaving
for Australia, but is awaiting orders from
Rome before proceeding to his new post.
As there is no papal legation in Aus
tralia. Mgr. Cerretti does not know at the
present time where it will be located, but
intimated, in the course of his conversa
tion, that it will be either in Melbourne,
Victoria, or Sydney in New South Wales.
Before coming to Washington Mgr. Cer
retti was auditor of the papal legation in
Mexico City, and as a reward for adminis
trative ability shown there, it is declared,
was transferred to the new legation here,
which was then in charge of Mgr. Dio
mede Falconio, now Cardinal Falconio.
During his eight years in Washington
he has Taken part in many religious cere
monies of the churches of his denomina
tion where high dlgnataries of the church
were in attendance.
? I
Tost /toman
<5r &r?bHutder Johnson
IN ONE of the states w#ere women vote
a man who merely wanted to b^ let
alone was pestered by his wife until
he ran for oftlce. After she saw his
picture in the paper and read what they
told on him, she jumped in and made
speeches that elected the other fellow.
Even thr man who^takes purdc In so
little a thing as knowing the. best way to
sharpen a lead pencil gets humbled. Every
time he tri"s to show off. the point
I've made mistakes. The fate I've
shared of mortals who have gone before.
Moreover, if my life is spared, 1 know
! I'm going to make some more.
A lot of folks find it hard to perform
j without an audience. Bill the baggage
! man has noticed that the artist who jug
! gles cannon balls on the stage is generally
, too languid in private life to earry a suit
i case across the platform.
After a while you are bound to weary
j of the young woman whose only method
1 of sfcowlng that she has a sincere love
of the beautiful is to hustle all hands to
the window to look at every sunset that
comes along.
WHEN old Seth Slocum lifts his voice
and lets his songful sou! rejoice
the noise is something on the plan
of a rosined string drawn through a can.
You long to hit him with a. book or holler,
rudely. "Get the hook!" because it hurts
, your nerves to hear his tones so tremu
lous .and queer. Behind his back he puts
j his hands, half shuts his eyes and there
j he stands, permitting tunes all out of
date forth trom his chest to percolate.
We wish that he could be marooned and
have his rusty larynx turned. But no one
ever puts him wise. We know that
through his half-closed eyes hi* sees the
pictures far -away, of hours when youth
was brave and gay; when love and laugh
ter touched his song and made ?his
voice both sweet and strong. And through
the melody there blends the choruses of
far-off friends, or. maybe just one voice
he hears, whose sweetness lingers through
the years. His song is like the withered
rose in which faint fragrances repose
fond memories of the past to bring. And
so we smile and let him sing.
Justice Lurton Resumes Seat.
Justice Lurton today resumed his seat
on the Supreme Cyurt bench after an
absence, due to illness, since last Novem
ber. He announced no decisions. Rumor
for some months has been that he had
been assigned the work of preparing
opinions in important railroad cases.
I Knights of Columbus Protest His
Selection for Panama-Pacific
Vigorous protest against the appoint -
ment of former Mayor Nathan of Rome
' as representative of the Italian govern
ment to the Panama-Pacific exposition
was registered in a resolution adopted to
! day by the national board of directors
; of the Knights of Columbus.
The board of directors of the Knights
i of Columbus, it is stated, regard the ap
pointment as an affron; to Catholics.
! and. it is alleged, in support of this con
' tention. that ex-Mayor Nathan is a so
. cialist and representative of the propa
gandists of Italian socialism, and has
publicly and officially ofTered Insults to
the present head of the Catholic Church.
Objection is not made, it is specifically
set forth in the resolutions, on account
of his race or religion.
Council's Business Session.
There are about twenty national officers j
of the Knights of Columbus attending I
this conference, which began yesterday
afternoon, was in session nil day today j
and will be continued through tomorrow.
Ri. Rev. Thomas .1. Shahan. president
of the Catholic University of America. 1
addressed the morning meeting today on
the progress being m'ade in registering
applications for the fifty graduate schol
arships in the University provided for by
the half-million-dollar endowment fund
given the Catholic University about six
months ago by the Knights of Columbus,
j Application was made for the institu
tion of a council of order at Juneau.
| Alaska, the only point on the mainland
| of the North American continent not
I previously covered by councils of the
| order. A council will be established
there within three months.
Reports from the membership commit
? tees showed that there are now more
J than 313.000 men enrolled in the order,
j about one-third of whom are in the in
: sura nee class.
John Mitchell Would Allow Them to
Agree on Prices. But With Fed
eral Supervision.
Organization of coal mine operators
in the United States so that they can
agree on. prices, but with federal su
pervision of any such arrangement, was
advocated by John Mitchell, formerly
president of the United Mine Workers
of America, before the United States
commission on industrial relations to
Mr. Mitchell was the first witness. He
spoke for the employes, under the in- j
quiry on collective bargaining, con - 1
ciliating and arbitration.
John R. Commons of Wisconsin, pre
sided in the absence of Prank P. Walsh
' of Missouri, chairman of the commis
j sion. These hearings are being held in '
the Shoreham.
. Mr. Mitchell said he thought a. federal
industrial eommission, made up of ex
i perts on the subject, of the character
? of the interstate commerce commission,
might well be established to investigate
causes of threatened or pending industrial
strikes, provided it had no power of com*
pulsory arbitration.
Advocating organization of coal opera
tors. Mr. Mitchell said that 40 per cent
of all coal mined in the United States
- at present is wasted because the mine
I operators cannot dispose of it profitably.
Says Agreements Aid Men.
Mr. Mitchell spoke in favor of collective
bargaining, describing the agreements
made between the mine operators and
workers and saying that they have great
ly bettered the conditions of the men.
Education of the operators and workers
is greatly needed to increase their re
sponsibility. he added. He said that coal
mining should be put on an apprentice
ship basis, and that operators should stop
bringing in unskilled men. Americans
are leading the industry, he said.
"The coal miner is so much better off
today than he was in 1807 that there is
no basis of comparison." Mr. Mitchell
went on. "But I believe the miner should
be among the best paid workers in
Other speakers at the coal meeting hear
ing were Frank J. Ha>es. vice president
of the United Mine Workers, for the em
ployes. and Frank Peabody of Chicago,
and S. D. Warriner of Philadelphia, for
the employers.
j Maryland Conference of Methodist
Protestant Church Opposes
Spec ial Dispatch to The Star.
MILFORD. Del.. April (>.?The Mary
land conference of the Methodist Protes
tant Church went on record this morn
ing as op posing individual cups for com
munion service, a motion bringing about
this change being laid on the table.
There were so many opponents of the
plan that it was promptly shelved.
A resolution was adopted calling upon
the board of publication to eliminate all
advertising from Sunday school literature
furnished in the Maryland conference.
This caused the longest discussion of
the day. An amendment allowing adver
tisements from institutions and concerns
operated by the conference was defeated.
The resolution was then passed in its
original form.
Church Formally Dedicated.
The reports of the committee on super
annuation preachers was presented. It
j was laid over until tomorrow morning for
! final discussion and a -tion. A report
i of the conference stewards showfcd thai, j
.S'.t.roo more had been expended the pas I
year as compared with the previous year. {
Following a long discussion on the
proper manner of making out official re
port blanks, a recess was taken until
The remaining debt of $3,200 on the new
twenty-six-thousand-dollar Methodist
Protestant Church, where the conference
is in session, having been raised yester
day, the edifice was formally dedicated
this morning. i
Steamer Frasch Given Repairs.
NEWPORT NEWS. Va.. April 6.
i Towed by the cutter Onondaga and a
| wrecking tug. the American steamer Her
man Frasch. which lost her rudder off
the Carolina coast last week, arrived at
Lynnhaven bay yesterday afternoon,
made temporary repairs and proceeded
this morning for New York in tow of the
tug Mary F. Scully. The Frasch is load
ed with sulphur from Sabine Pass for
New York, and it was decided to take her
to that port to repair after discharging;
cargo rather than dock her here. j
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