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THE EVENING STAR,
With Sunday Morning Edition. WASHINGTON, JfONDAY April 6, 1914 THEODORE W. NO YES Editor The Evening" Star Newspaper Company. Business TI r': St. an-J P^nnyrTvanla Avenue. * York "ftV. Tribune Bull J log. CM<*??:?> T}r-1 Vtr<An:tl Bnnk Bulldlnjr. fcuropcau 'office: li Regent St.. Lundc-n England. Th* Err-nin? Star, with the Sunday morning edition. Is delivered bv carrier* within the rlty ? t 4-T rents p?r month: daily only, 23 cents p?*r month: Sunday only, -Jo cent* p-r month. Orders may *,r >ent by mall, or telephone Main 2440. Collection is made by carrier at the end of each month. rarriiilf in advance?by mall, postac prepaid: r>ai!s. Sunday lc*lrid?*d. one nv>ntl>, W r+n:s. I?aily. Sunday < tj.'<??J. .>n?? nion*h. 4?? <'??nt*. Saturday S?ar. $1 year, Sunday Stir. 52.40 year. ?B?ered as second c!as? nail matter at the post cflcc at Washlufftun^ D. U. r7Tn order to itn!<! d?lsrn on eeemrat of pervnal absence letters to THF J*TAR sh?xild y?o* b* addressed to any Individual connected with th?* off).-#, but dimply to THE STAR, or to the Editorial or Business L?epartment. a-cordlng ?o tenor or purpose. The Eligibility Test Case. The Court of Appeals decides that the filiation of the eligibility under the law of a I ?istri?-t ' Vmmissioner ran be brought before the District courts for determina tion by any taxpayer if the Attorney Gen eral and prosecuting attorney refuse to act. Justice Anderson's decision did not de clare that Mr, Newman was eligible to be Commissioner and the Court of Appeals* decision does not declare him to be in eligible. The issue was whether Mr. Frizzell. merely as a taxpayer, could raise the question of eligibility and whether the President's const: uction of the eligibility law was subject to review by the courts. Justice Anderson said no to these ques tions. The Court of Appeals says yes. The Star thinks that the Court of Ap peals decision is distinctly in the com munity's interest; that the overruled de cision practically nullified the eligibility requirements provided by 1 iw in respect to District Commissioners, and that this nullification, even if it involved no practi cal injury in the present ca-e. threatened infinite damage for the future. The Star reaffirms what it said when Justice An derson's decision was announced: "While The Star is of the opinion that in a decision of the case on its merits the court would probably hold that Com missioner Newman is eligible for the same reasons that appealed to the President and the Senate committee, it regrets that the way should be blocked to this au thoritative judicial construction of the meaning of the law by the discovery that there is no way by which citizens and taxpayers, as such, can bring the ques tion on its merits before the courts. If a President's opinion as to what th!s law means may not be reviewed except through the mediuj^and at the discretion of his Attorney GOT-ral or h?s district at torney, obviously it will never be re viewed at all. The President lias no dis cretion. of course, to obey or disobey the law Whether he obeys or disobeys it de pends upon whether he has rightly or wrongly construed it. For the court to determine whether he has rightly con strued the law it must know the facts and consider the merits of the case. The harm to result from the practical denial of an authoritative judicial construction of this law is not so much of the present as of the future. Successive Presidents, each with a reasonable discretion in re spect to his construction of the law, are not likely to construe it alike; and with no review of the President s construc tion except that made by himself through his Attorney General, the eligibility limi tations of the statute will naturally lose meaning and force, and become worthless for the protection of the District." Game Could Be Played Here. There has been brief mention in the news that under a ten-year agreement between the United States Military and Naval academies, approved by the Sec retary of War, the annual foot ball games between those national schools are not to be held in a city north of New York or south of Washington. The ? agreement makes it possible that the Army and Navy game may be held at Washington, and the fact that it is stipulated that none of the games shall be held in a city south of Washington indicates that in the minds of the parties to the agreement was the thought that one or more of these games might be held here. There has always been, or at bast since this annual game ? ame to be in the nature of a national event, a strong desire to hold the contest in Washington. The obstacle has been that adequate facilities do not exist here. At Philadelphia and at otfier places a~e stadiums with a seating accommodation nearly equal to the demands made by the inusual crowd of people who attend these games. There is no immediate prospect that Washington will have a stadium commensurate with the popularity of this same, but that fact is not an insurmount able obstacle. The land is here close by t ie walls of the War and Navy Depart ment building. Circuses have a way of erecting portable seats for 10.000 people in a few hours. The circus season is over at the time of this big foot ball struggle, and portable seats lor 20.000 or 3O.000 spectators could be easily obtained and erected. The game would take on added interest and significance as a national event if held in Washington. This is a time of year when the farmer s so busy that the Department of Agri culture may be doubtful of the expe diency of interrupting his regular work bv placing canal tolls literature before Mm Political conditions in New Jersey sometimes become so tense as to suggest the expediency of cutting out the speeches and depending on a brass band ?oncert and a balloon ascension. It will be difficult to convince Secretary Bryan that some of the sallies in th?? House of Representatives possess the delicate and analytical humor of a speech by Ambassador Page. Tomorrow in Jersey. Tomorrow the voters of the seventh New I Jersey district will elect a represent-1 :ive in Congress. Democrats are urged to stand by the administration?not on one issue, bit all. Indorse the Underwood tariff, the new currency law. and the President's stand on the canal tolls ques tion. Let the indorsement be in "un grudging measure." in blanket form, cov-1 ering everything that has been done, or is outlined for action. There are four candidates?a republican, a democrat, a bull mooser and a social ist. Each is, of course?for publication confident of election. Until a few Wars ago. tho district was republican. Then a democrat appeared whose personal popu larity counted heavily, and since then the district baa been found in the democratic column. If the democratic candidate wins it will j probably be by a plurality, which will make him a minority representative. Cut that will bring him in line with his party nationally, which is a minority party. Again tho bull moosers, without hope of electing their candidate, are aotiva ??llin tU( atr?asUt U will b* ae much deducted from the strength of the republican party. They are protection ists. and two years ago favored free canal tolls. Mr. Roosevelt was as much com mitted to that policy as Mr. Wilson, and. so far as known, still stands for full American control of the canal. Are these men. in this campaign, though designated as bull moosers, anything but assistant democrats? Are they not play ing into the hands of the administration? \ ere they in active co-operation with their former friends, tit. republicans, the outlook m the district would be very dif ferent. The size of the socialist vote is awaited with some curiosity. There is no expecta tion of the election of the socialist candi date. but there is of an increased social ist vote. Much turbulence over labor questions has existed in the towns and cities of the district for a decade, and this, the socialists claim, has been inuring to their benefit. In Paterson particularly they have a very compact organization, an.I will use it tomorrow for all it may be wort h. liilr- Mr. Bryan, on account of illness, was not able to visit the distrirt there has been no lark of sympathy shown for the democratic candidate by the adminis tration. From the President down, all the Party leaders hern have expressed a de sire for party success, and stumpers from outside have been sent into the district to aid. So that, for party effect, democratic success tomorrow will be hailed as an ad ministration victory, even if the candi date should have but a narrow margin. Mr. Wilson can ask for no better fortune than th** continued division of the oppo sition While that lasts, his luck should last Mexico and the Monroe Doctrine. At the closing session of th? American Academy of Political and Social Science in Philadelphia Saturday, Maj. Gillette, formerly of the t-nited States Army, spoke in criticism of the President's course toward Mexico, and Austen G. Fox, a New York lawyer, in praise of the President's Interpretation of the Monroe doctrine. The former expressed the opinion that Mr. Wilson "would not be unwilling to become a war hero in order to get a sec ond term." and the latter the opinion that Mr. Wilson "would rather see the Monroe doctrine an absolute myth than engage in war with any one." Both opin ions do Mr. Wilson an injustice. It will be remembered that when Mr. Taft ordered troops in large numbers to Texas, some of his opponents saw a pur pose on his part to start a war for elec tion effect. His party was in trouble on domestic issues, and he as President facing many embarrassments. What easier than for him to make intervention necessary, and then base his campaign for re-election on war sentiment, which would overshadow all else? No such course was taken. Mr. Taft did not Intervene in his own behalf; and between November, when he was defeated on domestic issues, and March, when Mr. Wilson took charge, he kept things in statu quo for his successor, so as to leave him a clear field. Mr. Taft resisted what his opponents had feared, and charged, would be irresistible. As for the Monroe doctrinc, that com prehends wax, in that its strength lies in the power and willingness of this country to express it by force of arms if neces sary. Eliminate war from the equation, and the doctrine is a mere proclamation? a polite request, as Ambassador Page drolly phrased it in his London speech. And Mr. Wilson did not indorse that speech as popularly interpreted at the moment, but accepted Mr. Page's expla nation of it as an after-dinner deliver ance suffused with humor. Mr. Wilson might or might not secure a second term as the result of a war with Mexico. Had Great Britain accepted Mr. Cleveland's challenge in the Venezuelan affair and the war gone well with us, he might have had a third term in the White House as the result. Mr. McKinley's sec ond term was not obtained, as some as sert, as a reward for his conduct of the war with Spain. His conduct of our do mestic affairs had been even more suc cessful, and alone would have carried him to victory in 1!*J0. There is much vigorous criticism of Mr Wilson s handling of the Mexican prob lem. but no reason whatever to suspect that he is nursing it along to a point where he can change his course and util ize it for either party*or personal ad vantage. His policy is believed to be sincere and patriotic in intent. A popular man himself. .Senator Lewis of Illinois feels keenly any possibility that all the people who share with him the dignity of American citizenship may fail to win the affectionate esteem of the earth's great nations. 1 ilia and Huerta are both men who dis dain compromise. When Mexican meets Mexican the clash is as merciless as "when Greek meets Greek." even though the mode of warfare may be less heroic Time alone will tell whether Maryland has permitted the oyster to become In volved in politics in a way that threatens a nation's happiness The I. W. w. is emphatic in the con tention that any man who is willing to work is not a friend of the workingman. A conflict in Mexico is no longer re garded merely as a moving picture inci dent. City of Big Events. Washington is a city of events inde pendent of Congress, the White Mouse and operations of tile executive depart ments. meetings, councils and conven tions touching American life and interests at all points are always coming to pass in the national metropolis. The list of such affairs for a single year would be too long for easy and comfortable read ing. And the list grows longer with each succeeding year The national city is the natural convention city. In spite of cer tain convention facilities which might be better and which will be improved, con ventions gravitate to Washington. Com ing once, a convention conies again, an other fo lows in its cours.- and then an other. until surely it ?ill bo said that all convention loads had to Washington. Congress not only meets here, but re mains here for what appear to be stead ily lengthening periods. The growth of the country, the increasing number of questions of national moment and the Increasing size of tho national legislature which generally tends to prolong discus sion and render pubUc questions less easy of speedy disposition, make for longer sessions. The constant increase in the number of national activities, or of activities once considered personal or state activities with which the national government now concerns itself, makes lor a larger and more dominant capital. As the nation grows tii?- nation's i it " -n>ws. ami with this p?-i*uliar manner of growth goes private and quasi-public ex pansion?more population, more homes, more hotels, more stores, more office buildings and wider and wider extension of urban and suburban areas. Two national meetings are scheduled to to Washington wttUa * tan days. On April 1C will begin a three day session of workers for the blind, a meeting which the news reports say will be the first convention of its kind ever held in Washington, a convention which , will include persons from all parts of j the country who arc connected with j schools, institutions or commissions dc- | voted to the education and training of the blind. The question or ttje misfortune j of blindness is receiving in enlightened I nations a rising measure of attention? attention which is relieving the hard-j j ships of those hopelessly blind and pre venting many persons from falling into this ffreat misfortune. One of the au thorities on this matter has said that there are about 100,000 blind persons in the United States, and of this number probably 40,000 are needlessly blind. The humane and economic aspects of this question are full of big possibilities. The third international congress on the welfare of children, in which nine national organizations, representatives from the principal countries of the world and delegates appointed by the several ttates of the Union wilt participate, will meet here on April 22. The welfare of the child is another subject once only a family matter, but in which this nation and all other civilized nations are now concerned. Practical Manual Training. London lias elaborated the trade school idea to include the work of outfitting women with an equipment to face life's struggle. In the six trade schools of I/ondon. four of which are under the direct control of the "London county council, and two of which are connected with the polytechnic institutions, aided by grants from the London county coun cil. various trades of the traditional feminist classes, such as dressmaking, ladies' tailoring, corset making, millinery embroidery, waistcoat making, cooking, laundry work and upholstery, are being taught. In addition to competent teachers these schools have enlisted in their in terest advisory committees of employers of the classes of workwomen being de veloped by the schools, one result of which is that employment at profitable wages awaits the capable students of these schools. The vocational school idea is spreading and extending through the civilized world, with the result that j it brightens the prospects of youth and heartens young people with the knowl edge that they will enter upon their career with some technical acquaintance with and some manual dexterity in those lines of work in which the world stands constantly in need of workers. Paradox Is suggested by the theory that President Wilson wants to become a war hero while ex-President Roosevelt is In the wilds of South America, trying to be come a first-class botanist. So far there has been nothing in the in ternational situation to cause Sir Thomas I^ipton to suspend work on the new Shamrock. None of the senators who are scheduled for speeches in the near future has de veloped any symptoms of throat trouble. Any enlightening thoughts that had to remain unspoken in the House will prob ably find expression in the Senate. A public official who never experienced criticism would soon lose interest for the American people. SHOOTING STABS. BY PHILANDER JOHNSON. Tests of Wisdom. ? Of course, you rely on the wisdom of the plain people?" "Yes." replied the statesman. "But there are times when I expect them to be | wise enough to recognize fhe fact that my wisdom is superior to theirs." A Peace Definition. ??What la your idea of peace?" "Peace," said Mr. Dustin Stax. "is a state of affairs in which everything is go ing my way so strong that there is no use of anybody's making a kick about It." Persuaded. A great philanthropist declared that it was good and pure For men to scatter wealth and die com paratively poor. So Uncle Sam, who always was a kind and generous elf, Constructed a canal and put a sign up. ?Help yourself History's Repetition. Our great railroads were made pos sible by a genius who noted that the force of steam lifted the lid of a kettle." ?yes." replied the railway director; "and now the problem is to keep the pot boiling without blowing the lid entirely ofT " The Crash of Opinions. You may be compelled to meet criti | cism." "I know it," replied Senator Sorghum. "And I am a little afraid that I am go ing to have to meet it in a way that will convey the impression of a head-on col I lision." Jealous! ! We've had some doleful tidings down to Pohlck-on-the-Crick. The latest information leaves us sad and almost sick. j The leaders of the nation had the monu mental nerve To leave us out in passin' round the fed- i eral reserve! The only explanation they have given for i their deed Was that they didn't see that there was , any public need Of boostin" old Pohick along an' glvin* it a chance | To blossom Into glory as a center of j finance! As If Pohick. whose morals have been al- | ways of the best. Was not as much deservin' of distinction | as the rest! I We feel humiliated, fur this exhibition tends | To make it look as if we had no Influen tial friends! We're earnest fur Home Rule; of that great theme our hearts are full. But we pause to put the question: "What is Home without a Pull?" We've got to get some influence an' get it mighty quick. We're beln* overlooked down here at Po hlck-on-the-Crick. Pair Discussion. From the New York Evening Post. No reasonable person wants the Panama tolls bill rushed through the Senate. But anything like obstructive tactics will be keenly resented by the public. The time i J!. i-fsisarv for ivai consideration and dis eussiob should !??? cheerfully given. Precautions. From tUe PhUatlelpbla Inquirer. From what we can gather, those extra troops on the border are not intended so much to keep the Mexicans out as to i ke?s til* Texan* ta. New Hat Pleatings and Flat-Fold Effects. Fltt-fWd F/lfflnc:- sro rtiMrcl* *ni tw>vrr Kbown bcre beforr. C?oniMoatk?n?* ot fin#* fofr t?attf-te or n?-t. Jo vhJt? , rr?i or 'Team, arvl th?* following ? Ircf'u. cold. ro*?l and pluTD . alt?> in all-wtilr?*. A 39c to 50c. Moist proof Malln* flat ^'-.5: . ?*?>?!?*> f?r bat *r drm trimraincs: tn Ping'- aifl 'I'^uWc c<Tr.-j sonic t*itb ? ?twnWo ?l?jt. In k ?>r Ma k an-! ?blt> A 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.50. TM^atinj; Slor?- Street Floor. THE BUSY CORNER" STH ST. AND PENNA. AVE. Store Hours Now Arc 8:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Exccpf Saturday, When We Close at 6:00 P.M. choice Third Floor. TUESDAY, APRIL 7th~8:30 to 11:30 Becaose of the Immense Selling During the Past Three We.ks of When a woman lays oft her heavy furs she feels the need of something to take the place of the neckpice. Ruffs naturally fill this want, and the new styles that are shown this spring are more than ever attractive. Box Pleated and Fluted Huffs, in a great many colorings: plain blue, all black, black and white, orange and black, sulphur and blue, plain brown, purple, Rus sian green and fin- | i"|/\ ished with ribbon j) I till ends. At ^ Full Fluted Ruffs, with Medici collar, in a similar style to those at $1.00. but more elaborate, and shown in the following combina tions: Tan and brown, black and green, blue and white, tan and tete de negre, taupe and green, black and white, two shades of green, plain brown, ^ | royal blue and taupe. ^ ? ?t5vl Others from $1.0S up to $4.50. 90 Sample Suits Worth $25 to $35 Included Also Are We are going to make this three-hour sale of Suits a before Easter event, so as to give you the opportunity, at the time you want it most, to buy at great savings. Nearly every good spring fab ic is represented. The styles are those most favored, otherwise the lines would not be so broken, and the season's best colors are shown. All sizes in one style or another, though not all sizes in every stvle. Garment Store?Second Floor. THE SALE OF IMPORTED LACE NECKWEAR? $1.00 to $2.00 values?continues tomor row, and gives you an oppor tunity to provide your self with Easter Neck wear at the little price /jfC of SPECIAL PURCHASE OF TANGO TIES. 98c values. Tomorrow at.. Neckwear Store and Bargain Table?Street Floor. The Most Extensive and Complete Stock of Easter Toys, Dolls and Novelties Even We Have Ever Made Is Ready Now. At 5c Cotton Dressed / Chicks, Cotton Ducks. Cot ton Rabbits, Papier Mache Chicks, Ducks, Birds and Rabbits: some with nodding y V? heads and others with flap wings. Chicks in cage with / ? 1/ ^x voice. Flying Birds in as- I I / '1 u \ sorted colors. I I if y f \ \ At 10c Plaster and Papier I I k%\ i '? Mache Rabbits, in novelty /# \w A v% designs; some with nests: l\y?F ^ J'\\ S j MEZ-. others standing: others ?#?, M with eggs. Natural Chicks I f /f \ j ? / and Ducks' Nests. Easter SS^lllS >T4'71 \ ?'/ Balloons. Nodding Geese. YJIU// Parrots. Chicks and Roost- wallIf' '-y v ers. in assorted colors: 1 III/ > ~A ^ Large Sise Flying Birds in Jif' f ! colors, with movable wings. ^ w- J j * v At 25c Rabbit-s. In plush. I papier mache. plaster. Nov- % tri\ umur elty subjects ? Chicks Ducks. Roosters, Flannel / t Ducks on wheels, with ''4r|w . voice: Paper Eggs in as- i&ff sorted colors. J At 49c Dressed Rabbits. Dolls, I Parrots. Novelty Baskets filled with Mechanical Ducks, Mechanical Rab- | dishes. Novelty Eggs filled with bits with cart. Dancing Bunnies, i toys. Crying Rabbits. Crowing Flannel Bunnies with voice. Plush ! Roosters. Dancing Cats, Plush Ducks, Bunny Hug. Mechanical I Rabbits. The Importance of Selecting Wisely Will Bring You t~> Kann's for Your Easter Footwear SMg*You will need no further reason why it is wisdom to come here first MTvl /tV i\ when you see the style, the qualities, jflllllfli/ \mrnm \] If IH&'ylS I the careful fashioning of our ImLv faM I Kolonials at $3.50 r. TTKm ImTO iBBB Pocahontas at $4 VB Bench Made at $5 Oxfords and Pumps ? Colonial, tiaby. Lenox and other styles. In all the best and most popular leathers of the season, with the new heels and new toes. It is not always a matter of size to which you should look in buying your shoes, but certain lasts, certain lines will fit you much better in 1 smaller size than other lines will in larger sizes. Our expert fitters will help you in the selection of the right style. Shoe Store? Fourth Floor. Thousands of them at Street Floor Bargain Tables and Toy Store. Fourth Floor. In every conceivable style and size to se lect from. Ranging in price 3c to 92.98 Colored Reed Baskets with han dle*, 5c, 10c, 15c. 35c, 48c. Fancy Hankets, no*ell* shaped. 10e to 48c. \ovelty Baskets wl(h bandies. 5c, lOc, STh'. BASKETS FILLED WITH EAS TER NOVELTIES, 10c to 75e. Easter Grasa. 5?> a package. Toy Store?Fourth Floor. Don't Leave to the Last Moment the Buying of The material is voile and lace, delicate shadow lace and line quality voile in colors, lavender, peche. pink, tango and white. The style was made up and designed especially for us; it is finished -with pearl buttons and has a new pointed collar. Has not been shown before in Washington XEW CREPE DE C'HI.\E ALOI SES, some trimmed with l'rills: others in plain tailored style in the new shades, tan. mais. apricot, pink, light blue, white and a beautiful waist in a rich flame ^ a color. One of our $5.90 numbers, which is made with the little peplum finish at the bottom of the waist, and has a girdle of black moire. Special at Waist Store?Second Floor. New Rugs and Mattings Are Waiting to Be Seen and Then Placed on Your Floor; Special Prices Prevail to Make It an Object for You to See the New Things. !gWBy RagRuefs?PlainColors,AlsoMottled ? Many new and novel effects; all are seamless, washable and re versible. SX12 feet. Seasons C7 AC. T'jxIO'.j feet. Season's QI price. $9.50. Tomorrow * J price, J7.50. Tomorrow " 6x9 feet. Season's AC. 4x7 ft. Season's price. C? 4? price, 16 50. Tomorrow |3.50. Tomorrow ^ 30x60 inches. Season's OC. 24x36 inches. Season's price, AC, price. $1.39. Tomorrow /lA' 69c. Tomorrow Quality?The Beat. Variety?Infinite. Completeness?In styles?colors?materials. Qualifications Which Make OFFERING A fresh importation in Carpet and conventional patterns woven through. Choice of j^reon. blue and red. Bv the 40-yd. roll, the price is $5.75 roll. Rybbsr Door Mats, Slightly Undersized, 39c Each. Black rubber surface in diamond design. SSc values.