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WILLOW TREE ALLEY
10 BE BEAUTY SPOT Work of Converting Slum Place Into Recreation Park Under Way. ONE SQUARE OF GROUND FOR USE OF CHILDREN Pima Calls for Playground, Includ ing Base Ball Diamond?May Be Beady July 4. Transforming the purlieus of Willow Treo alley, which formerly Included what probably were the worst slums in the District of Columbia. Into a recrea tion park and playground, with attrac tive artistic surroundings, is a job now betni? performed by a large force of workmen under the direction of Col. Harts, the engineer officer in charge of public buildings and grounds. It is the first work of the kind ever undertaken in this vicinity, and Is an experiment in public welfare activities. Consider able interest in being displayed by poblic-splrited citizens In the enter prise, and its advocates predict that it will be a powerful and material fac tor In the movement for the moral improvement and well being of the immediate community. The new park will be unique in that it is located in the interior of a square of ground in the heart of the city, and is surrounded entirely by buildings oc cupied either as dwellings or places of business. To that extent It will be se cluded from the public streets, and stransrers passing: by on the outside thoroughfares will not be aware of its existence. The square is bounded by B and C streets and by 3d and 4 1-2 streets south west. and the part devoted to public use covers an area of about four acres. Stint in on all sides by brick and frame buildings, mostly of the two-story kind, the oniy meson of entrance are short, narrow alleys, opening on B, C and .'id streets. Plan of Treatment. Landscape Architect Bitmap designed the plan of treatment and it was ap proved by the fine arts commission, the District Commissioners and by Col Harts, the last named official being Intrusted with its execution. The plan calls for a recreation park and rlayground capable of being maintained and regulated with out much trouble or expense. The cen tral portion is to be kept open, with a base bail diamond of regulation size and character as its main feature and in cluding back stop and observation seats, etc. Ample area also is allowed for the usual open air gymnastic apparatus, in cluding swings, giant strides, merry-go rounds. etc. Two small groves near the west end of the park are reserved for the special use of children. These will be provided with play tables and sand boxes, with a modern drinking foun tain nearby. Between the two groves will be a good sized wading pool for the juvenile population. The setting for this well equipped plsy ground will consist of a belt of trtes a~d shrubbery with a sunken garden of flow ers on one side. Tall Lombardy poplars, planted close together, will form high screens at each ei*l of the park and similar trees will flank the main en trances from the street. Along the out er edge of the two sides flowering trees and shrubbery are to be planted, includ ing a good allowance of evergreens. All the planted area is to be inclosed within an iron picket fence to prevent trespass. An effort is being made to procure the old fence around the Botanic Garden for that purpose. Encompassing the entire area and just lns'de the line of the private property abutting on the streets, will be a sixteen-foot walk of cement, from which there will be several en trances to the playground. A small ad ministration building will be built at the west end of the park. Grading and Tree Planting. Current operations Include grading and the planting of trees and shrubbery. Six ty-nine poplars and twelve planes or sycamore maples are involved in the scheme. All are of mature growth, with a view to immediate shade and effect. They were all obtained from Potomac Park. So mo of the poplars were taken from the site of the Lincoln Memorial and the sycamores from the western shore of the tidal basin. They are big heavy trees, and their handling is a deli cate and difficult performance, involving 1' Elk Grove Butter Appeals to those who know?who think?who realize that what they eat is vitally important to health. ! Golden & Co. Wholesalers Only. DURING EASTER PREPARATIONS' i When you wal... shop or are on your i feet, fortify and care for your feet. ? Don't set footsore; get Foot-Ease, the I antiseptic powder to be shaken into i the Shoes for Swollen, Aching feet, i ) You '-an walk for hours and not get1 ; tired if you use Alien** Foot-Base. It fs always in demand for use in Patent | heather Shoes, and for Breaking In New | Shoes. This Is au Easy Test: Sprinkle Allen's ' Foot-Ease in one shoe and not la the other, I and notice th* difference. Order a 2Sc pack \ rtgr TODAY of any Druggist and he readr to i forget you hare feet During Easter Week. ; Sold everywhere, 25c. Sample FREE by mall. [ Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Doa't aeeept any substitute. opal^ McCRAY Refrigerators I Are Unequaled | MeCray Refrigerator Co. GLASS 611 F St. N.W. OLD WILLOW TREE ALLEY RAPIDLY ASSUMING APPEARANCE OF UP-TO-DATE PLAYGROUND. the retention ilnd protection of large masses of soil at the roots of the trees. The sycamores were planted in the two play groves assigned to the use of the children, six to each grove. It is expected that the entire project will be completed within three months, and that the base ball diamond will be In complete readiness for use by the Fourth of July at the latest. J ARMY?NAVY. Army Orders. Col. Henry A. Greene, Infantry, will repair to this city for the purpose of con sulting with the chief, division of militia affairs, prior to proceeding to Chicago, III., as heretofore directed. Col. Cunliffe H. Murray, 12th Cavalry. Is relieved from duty as a member of the cavalry board. By direction of the President, and upon the application of Chief Trumpeter Elbert Williams, band, 10th Cavalry, that soldier will be placed upon the retired list. Maj- Percy M. Ashburn, Medical Corps, will report to the governor of the Pana ma canal for duty with the health de partment. Fireman Mike G. Kaatz, Coast Artillery Corps, at Washington barracks, D. C., uili be sent to Fort Washington. Md., for duty. Maj. William R. Grove, Quartermaster Corps, in Philadelphia, will proceed to Culebra, Canal Zone, and report to the governor of the Panama canal for duty. By direction of the President, and upon the application of Sergt. Lawrence Mur ray, general service, infantry, that sol dier will be placed upon the retired list. Maj. Douglas Settle. 2irth Infantry, Is transferred to the 10th Infantry. He is granted eave of absence for two months. The resignation of Capt. Frank M. Conklln, Philippine Scouts, Is accepted by the President, to take effect August 15, 1914. First Lieut. John E. Tbwnes, Jr., is re lieved from the command of the mine planter Major Samuel Ringgold and as signed to the 34th Company. First Lieut. Henning F. Colley is re lieved from 'he 34th Company and will assume command of the mine planter Major Samuel Ringgold. By direction of the President, and upon the applications of Regimental Q. M. Sergt. George Goughan, 22d Infantry, and of Sergeant of Ordnance Patrick Collins, those soldiers will be placed upon the re tired list. Naval Orders. Clapt- J. H. Gibbons, from command Louisiana to command Utah. Capt. G. F. Cooper, from duty as hy drographer. Navy Department, Washing ton, D. C., to command the Louisiana. Commander Thomas .Washington, from board of inspection and survey for ships, Navy Department, to hydrographer. Navy Department. Commander H. A. Wiley, from board for inspection of shore stations to board of inspection and survey for ships. Navy De partment. Washington, D. C. Lieut. G. D. Johnstone, from Kentucky to sick leave. Lieut. William Baggaley, from Dela ware to naval station. Guantanama, Cuba. Ensign E. B. Nlckinson, from Utah to Prairie. Ensign E. B. Lapham. from Prairie to i Utah. Surgeon N. J. Blackwood, to navy yard, ! Boston. Passed Assistant E. O. J. Bytlnge, to I Naval Hospital. Mare Island. Cal. Assistant Surgeon F. H. Halgler, M. R. C., from Naval Medical School, Washing ton. D. C., to Mississippi. Chaplain G. L. Bayard, from navy yard, Washington. D. C., April 27, to Texas. Pay Clerk S. P. Vaughn, to Chatta nooga. Pay Clerk Orvie Northstrom, to Ne braska. Marine Corps Orders. First Lieut. T. D. Barber and Second Lieut D. M. Gardner, jr., to marine barracks, Mare Island. Naval Movements. The Birmingham, Henley, Drayton, McCall, Warrington, Paulding. Ammen. Burrows, Patterson, Trippe. Fanning, Beale, Jarvls. Jenkins and Jouett have arrived at Pensacola; the Brutus at Lambert point, the Yankton at Hamp ton roads, the Kansas at Philadelphia, the Delaware at Hampton roads and the Orion at Sewall point. The Tonopah. D-l, D-2. D-3, E-l and E-2 have sailed from Fernandina for Savannah; the Galveston from Jolo, P. I., for Sandakan. North Borneo; the Saturn from Bremerton for Tlburon, Cal.; the Ozark, G-l and G-2 from New port for New York and the Benham from Hampton roads for New York. Suffragists Tackle Wall Street. NEW YOKK, April 11.?The men of the Wall street district are to be besieged for a full month by the woman suffra gists. beginning next Thursday at noon, when a meeting will be held at 86 Nassau street. The Woman's Political Union will open headquarters there and have a large committee of women on duty for a month, with a daily noon meeting. Southern Educators Adjourn, LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 11?A four day session of the Conference for Educa tion in the South and the convention of the Southern Educational Association closed here late yesterday with the elec tion of officers. J. Y. Joyner of Raleigh, N. C., was elected president of both or ganizations, which have been meeting here jointly. The educational association also approved a resolution for consolida tion with the Conference for Education in the South, passed by the conference Thursday night. Arbitral Award Dispute Ends. NEW YORK. April 11.?Disputed points in the awards made some time ago by the federal arbitration board, which de cided on the complaints of the 85,000 trainmen and conductors against eastern railroads, were definitely settled by law yesterday. The board filed in the United States district court here its ruling on the claims of the employes that the roads :nisinterpreted some of the awards in a manner to affect the men adversely. The ruling filed yesterday becomes, under the Newlands act, part of the document of | the awards. SCORES DEMOK ON EXPENSE POLICY Mr. Fitzgerald Says Party Has Failed to Keep Its Pledges. **A horrible mess" is the term applied to the democratic policy of expendi tures by Representative J. J. Fitzgerald of New York, a democrat, and chairman of the House committee on appropria tions. Mr. Fitzgerald, leader of the "watchdogs of the Treasury," yester day afternoon In the House scolded his democratic colleagues for the manner In which they were forcing Congress to spend millions of dollars more than they are entitled to under his construc tion of the party's pledge of economy "The democratic party platform," he said, "pledged us to the abolishment of useless offices. In a few months I shall be called upon in the discharge of my official duties to review the record that this democratic House shall have made in its authorization of the expenditure ! of the public money. Whenever I think of the horrible mess that I shall be called upon to present to the country on behalf of the democratic party I am tempted to quit my place." He turned to his side of the House: Joke to Ignore Fledges. "I am now looking at democrats," hr said with fervor, "who seem to take amusement In soliciting votes on the floor of the House to overturn the com mittee on appropriations in Its efforts tc carry out the pledges of the democratic platform. They seem to take It as a huge joke not to obey their platform. If I placed my political fortunes above my sworn duty I would not attempt to carry out the promises of the democratic plat form, but would place myself at the head of this band of Treasury looters every time." He produced a letter written by a min ister of a church in his district which threatened him with political death if he did not throw his influence toward in creasing a certain federal expenditure 700 per cent. He continued: Becoming Laughing' Stock. "We charged the republicans for twelve years of my service in the House under republican administrations with beinr grossly extravagant and reckless in the expenditure of the public money. I be lieved that charge to be true. I be lieved that my party, when placed ir. power, wou'd demonstrate that the charges we had inade in good faith were true. We are entitled to the help and to the support of the members on this side of the House in honest efforts to carry out the pledges of the democratic party, and in our attempts to show that what we charged in order to get in power was true. We have not had thai support, our democratic colleagues havt not given that support to us thus fai during this session of Congress. They have voted against recommendations they should not have voted against. They have unnecessarily piled up the public expenditures until the democratic party is becoming the laughing stock of the country." BUSINESS LEAGUE TO MEET. Arbor Say Observance and Other Events at Manassas, Va. Special Correspondence of The Star. MANASSAS, Va., April 11, 1914. The Manassas Business League is to hold a meeting at Conner's Hall Monday evening, Apgil 27. An address will be made by Z. P. Smith of Danville, agent of the land and industrial department of the Southern railway. Dr. John Lee Coulter of the Department of Agriculture, census bureau, secre- i tary of the European commission and Joint author of the Fletcher-Moss farm land bank bill, promises to address the citizens of Manassas Friday evening, | April 24, at Conner's Hall. Plans are in progress for a county field and track meet, spelling match and school exhibit at Manassas Thursday and Friday, April 23 and 24. In the i spelling contest two medals will be pre [ sented as individual prizes and two sil ver cups to the winning schools. Arbor day was celebrated by Manassas High School with speechmaking anil class songs, school yells being also a i feature. The four classes and normal department planted trees, in continuation of the plans prepared for the school grounds several years ago by a repre sentative of the United States Depart ment of Agriculture. Round Athletic Field was the scene of a spirited inter class track meet Thursday afternoon.1 The juniors won with thirty-six points, a lead of two over the second-year stu dents. while the first and fourth classes brought up in the rear. Mrs. Westwood Hutchison entertained the members of Bethlehem Housekeep ers' Club Wednesday afternoon. Dis tribution of the year books, prepared by Miss lsabelle Hutchison, was a feature of the evening. The Stone House Club was entertained Thursday by Mrs. Sam I uel Moss and Mrs. Thomas Moss. B. C. Cornwell will represent Bull Run Council, No. 15, Order Fraternal Ameri cans, at the state council, which convenes April 21 at Roanoke. J. M. Bell, state ; warden, of Manassas, will also attend. $400,000 for the Panama-Pacific. ALBANY, N. Y., April 11.?Four hun dred thousand dollars for the expenses of New York state's participation in the Panama-Pacific exposition became avail able yesterday when Gov. Glynn signed the bill appropriating $200,000 and reap propriating a like amount for the purpose. Mrs. Taft an Anti-Suffragist. : NEW HAVEN. Conn.. April 11.?Mrs. ' William Howard Taft, wife of the former j President, has become a member of the i local Anti-Woman Suffrage Association. ; according to an announcement made by 1 I the organization. ' THE WEEK. Epitome of Eventa Ending April 11, 1014. ? * Dow H. Drukkcr, republican, was elect ed to Congress from New Jersey by 5,000 plurality, reversing the last democratic I majority. Representative Oscar W. Un derwood was nominated tor United States I senator and Representative Henry D. I Clayton for representative In Congress at the primaries In Alabama; Jamee A. I Galllvan, democrat, was elected to Con 1 cress from Massachusetts, to succeed Representative Curley: Milwaukee, Wis.. elected a non-partisan mayor, G. A. Badlng; prohibition won In many Minne sota towns; republicans elected a mayor of Santa Fe. N. M ; women voted tor the first time in Alaska, deciding the resuU for non-partisan candidates. Senator j E. Burton of Ohio announced himself as not a candidate for re-election The re publican national committee submitted^ state conventions for approvalthe plan for selection of state delegatea by pri maries. reducing the representation in the nationai convention b> x? 'votes, s.c:r tarv Daniels of the Navy Department by departmental order, prohibited alcoholic liquors for drinking purposes aboard the thins of the navy. The Senate denied confirmationto thi nomination for consul in the Colorado mines. The Senate com mittee on lnteroceanlc canals beganflf teen days of open hearings on the Ques tfon of canal tolls. The Supreme Court nf the United States ordered a rehearing ?Jt ^he Gomper^-Mltchc-ll-Morrison con tomnt rase Brig. Gen. William C. uor ^ assumed the post of surgeon general nTthTarmv. Arthur H. Woods was ap pointed police commissioner of New York cny Gov Blease of South Carolina par doned eight convicts bring ng up to l\Z?y. nDmrberJ 0fE.C^ce?.f ?Tll Sbon^rcenTure^Ve'Np York^conferencc. Explosion on the de stroyer Aylwln killed one ajidlnlu^ t?J men. There lives were lost by the Orellan was rammed and sunk by tne steamer Crowell off Barnegat. Among tho ^ who died during the week were: i;ben S. Draper, former Governor of_Mas oju-husetts Mrs. Lillian M. N. "tevens, president of the National Woman s Chrifa tian Temperance Union. inson. former journal clerk of the House of Representatives. Foreign. A treaty between Colombia and the United States, providing amicable adjust ment Of the Panama controversy, was Mimed at Bogota by American Minister Thompson and the Colombian "J1"1"" o foreign affairs. Canada revised customs duties. Imposing tax on wheat andflour from the United States. Rebels began attack on the city of Tamplco, Mexico, foreign residents taking refuge on Amer ican warships; Spain asked the good of fices of the British naval commander in the port of Tamplco to care for Spa?" nationals: federal reinforcements for the army of Gen. Velasco. forced to evacuate Torreon, made probable another battle with the rebel forces under Villa. In the vicinity of that city: Spanish residents in Torreon were expelled by orders of \ ilia, .,n)i their properties confiscated; hresi dent Huerta o? Mexico, objecting to the official report of American Consul Caroth ers of the capture of Torreon. canceled his exequatur. President Pena of Ars?t n?, in a published book, denounced the Mon roe doctrine as absurd and capricious^ Theodore Roosevelt, ex-President of the United States, exploring the Amazon, neared Manaos. the terminal of the trip. Viscount Keigo Klyoura undertook to form a new Japanese ministry. President Poincare of France testified in the hear ing of Mme. Caillaux, wife of the retired minister of finance, charged with the murder of her husband s critic. Editor i Caimette, of Figaro. President liordas i of Santo Domingo took the field to op pose rebel activities. Rejection of the home rule bill win defeated In the Brit ish parliament by a reduced majority. Mrs Flora Drummond. sufTragette gen eral, fought In court when arraigned for disorderly conduct and fined. The ma* sacre of Christian Inhabitants of Korltza. Albania, by Mussulmen was reported^ Two French aviators, falling Into the hinds of Insurgent Moors In Morocco, were slain. The Italian dirigible balloon Citta dt Milano was destroyed by explo sion King Gustav of Sweden underwent a surgical operation for ulcer of the stomach. Among those who died during the week were: The Dowager Empress of Tacan Haruku. and Duchess Eugenia dl I.itta, friend of the late King Humbert. District of Columbia. President Wilson. Mrs. Wilson and their two daughters. Misses Eleanor and Margaret Wilson,, and their son-in-law j .filter Mr and Mrs. Francis Bowes Savre. went to White 8ulphur ?v Va, for the benefit of Mrs. Wilson's health. Abolition of the half nd h-tlf agreement between the govern Tent and the District of Columbia and -idoDtion of a system which involves the evy of tax on government property were advocated bv Commissioner Newman. Dr Harvey W. Wiley, chairman of the ?itiz?iV committee of one hundred, de nounced the plan as impracticable and conducive to confusion The Court of AP I>eais reversed the lower court and or ?lered Commissioner Newmaji to defend his title to hold his eligibility as l0? missioner under the law; Commissioner Newman announced his wlUingness to place Ills ease in the hands of a jun. Wade H. Cooper, bank president, filed motion for delay of his trial on c*ja-rges of libeling Justice Daniel Thew until Congress shall ha" ,f' d ?Lrelj charges against Justice Wright preferrea hv him Tho navy yard put Into effect the expected dismissal of 120 employes JSSSS fJSi Nfipoleon &nV ton great-grandson of the Drotner o Emperor Napoleon of France, was wed Hsj to Mr. B. P. Strebeigh ot New torn slvw. SrSsw when her clothing was Ignited. Capt. I Thomas Holllnberger of the nret po lice precinct committed ?"ici^e- k were? those who died during the week were. Frank I- Campbell. (??erH^S? a I torney general, and John H. ?n ? | long-time res dent and business man. Measure Being Prepared Which Is Expected to Produce $6,000,000 Annual Revenue. BERLIN. April 1, 1014. The German authorities have again capitulated to what they term "the In eradicable earning Instinct of the aver age person." After continued and vain attempts to put an end to promiscuous betting on horse races, which involves a sum yearly estimated at between $150, 000,000 and *200,000,000. they have de cided to license bookmaklng. In an effort to secure for the state a percentage of this sum. A measure to this end has been adopted by the federal council, and is now awaiting the action of the relchs tag. It Is hoped to have it become ef ' fectlve In time for the Baden-Baden races next August. Heretofore the only form of betting I sanctioned by law lias been by means of the pari-mutuel machine. This, how ever was available only to persons able to visit the racetracks. The result is that a vast army of bookmakers, osti i mated at 6,000, ply their business in de finance of the law. In addition every barber shop and thousands of cafe* and similar resorts harbor their handbook men. Many Engage in Bookmaking. Competent authorities estimate the number of business places where wagers can be laid on horse races at over 200. 000. Prosecutions for bookmaking in creased from 1.000 in 1206 to 3,otM) In 1912. For the most part they resulted in trivial lines or short Jail sentences, and the business went ahead Just the same. The bettor, too. is outside the law, and has no remedy against difhon est handbook men or bookmakers who refuse to settle winning wagers. Notwithstanding rigorous provisions against illicit betting punishing both bookmaker and bettor (the latter with fines up to 1250). experts believe that illicit book? will continue to flourish, not only because the wage-earners, clerks and smart-salaried men who today fur nish the bulk of the handbook custom cannot afford the minimum stake of $1? but because the heavy taxation of the licensed bookmakers will enable the handbook men to offer far better odds^ Since 6 per cent of every bet entered will go to the government as an Initial tax and winning bets will be mulcted with an additional tax of from 6 per cent on bets at odds of 2 to 1 or less up to 20 per cent on the long shot of 20 to 1 or better, tthe man who plays a heavily backed, odds-on favorite, say at 7 to 5. may risk a possible fine rather than the certain loss of nearly half of his scanty winnings. To backers of 100 to 1 out siders the prospective surrender of some $25 of a $100 win will be equally de terrent. Bars Betting on "Foot Ball." Limiting authorized gambling under this law to horse racing, the government In Its introduction to the bill pronounced against betting on foot ball and other sports pop ular with the "middle and lower classes." to save them from the gambling con tagion. Officers and soldiers are also classed In the undesirable category, book makers being forbidden to accept bets from members of the military forces, and betting on races with gentleman Jockeys Is also prohibited. The government estimates that the new law will produce at least $6,000,000 yearly, of which $2,000,000 will go to the states where the races in question are held, to be devoted to the encouragement of horse breeding, and $4,00",000 to the federal treasury. BUOYS PUT IN Q00D SHAPE. Lighthouse Service Steamer* Are Busy in Lower Part of Bay. The lighthouse service steamers Maple and Orchid are busily employed In plac ing the buoyage In the lower part of Chesapsake bay In good order for the heavy spring and summer traffic. The work mav require several days. When It is finished the tenders will be sent to other parts of the Chesapeake for duty. The tender Holly has left Baltimore on a buoy and light overhauling trip in the vicinity of Cedar Point, Md? and on the trip she will restore to proper poslon all buoys found out of place. A notice re garding aids to navigation in Chesapeake bay waters has been issued by the light house service authorities as follows: Virginian-Chesapeake bay approach, main channel?Chesapeake bay entrance gas and whistling buoy, 2CB, reported out of position was found to be correct. Chesapeake bay, east side?Fisherman's Inlet?Cape Charles spit buoy, third-class, nun found out of position, was replaced. Maryland?Chesapeake bay. north end Wreck buoy. HS spar found missing, was replaced. minobs move fob pbotection American Association May Adopt American League's System. CHICAGO, April 11?American Associa tion club owners discussed ways and means for putting the league on a more solid basis at an unannounced meeting here The plan under consideration con templates placing the league beyond the power of an Individual member, similar to the organisation of the American League during its fight against the Na tional League and when it was struggling for an equal voice in the government of ?"such?"' scheme Involves the placing of a majority of the stock of each c ub. all ground leases and property rights In the hands of a trustee. The American League nave sole authority to President Johnson. Whether the association will bestow the same power on President Chlvlngton C<The ciub'owners were loath to discuss the plan before its completion. The <?ans_ fer of the franchise from Toledo to Cleveland was approved. PRIZE FOR BEST POSTER OF RACKETTY PACKETTY Art Students Given Chance to Win Competition in Advertising: Benefit Performance. Members of the art classes In the high schools of Washington have been offered a prize of $5 for the best poster announc ing the forthcoming: performance of "Racketty Packetty House,'? to be given for the benefit of the House of Play for Children, at the Belasco Theater from April 18 to 25. The prize is offered by J. P. S. Xeligh of Neighborhood House. It is also announced that a reception will be given by Mrs. John Jay White, at her residence, 2408 Massachusetts ave nue. to the children in th<> cast of "Ra. k etty Packetty House," and to the patrons, ; patronesses and ushers tor the perform- i ance. Volunteer Ushers. 1 The following young women have vol-! unteered to act as ushers: Miss Ruth I Patterson, Miss Iras Hawley, Miss Gene vieve Walsh, Miss Marjorie Frear, Miss Grace Forsythe, Miss Elizabeth Kent, Miss Genevieve Clark, Miss Eleanor Con nolly, Miss Margaret Fechteler, Miss Mar sha Murdock, Miss Dorothy Campbe 1, Miss Doris Drain and Miss Mary Gheen. "Racketty Packetty House" is by Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett, and is founded upon her book oi the same name, which ; narrates the many things that happened to two famhies of doits in the course of an eventful week. There Is a prologue and three acts, showing three sets of I characters, people, fair.es and dolls. Peter 1 Piper, the ragged little head of "Rack 1 etty Packetty House," falls in love with Lady Patricia of Tidy Cast.e, and >.e duchess and the lords and ladies are much put out; but the course 01 true love runs smoothly in the end, thanks to the timely aid of Queen Crosspatch, who for a mil lion years has been queen of the fairies. EVANGELISTIC MEETINGS ON. Rev. Gerald Payne Speaking at Fort Myer Heights Chapel. A series of evangelistic meetings has been in progress at the Fort Myer Heights chapel during the week, with Rev. Gerald Payne of the Cherrydale and Del Ray Baptist churches as evan gelist. The attendance has grown stead ily from the first evening, and last night ten persons offered for membership in the church. Of these eight were from the Sunday school, which has an aver age attendance of fewer titan twenty five. The ordinary services of the chapel will be held tomorrow, but Mr. Payne will preach again Monday evening, and arangements will be made for receiving the young people into the Christian com munion. CORNELL CREW HIT AGAIN. Butts in Infirmary With Tonsilitis, Hyland Also 111. ITHACA. N. Y? April a.?The Cornell crew received the second hard blow this week, when Butts, No. 2 oar on the first eight, went to the Infirmary with a bad case of tonsilitis. His place has been filled by Duffle of last year's freshman eight. Earlier in the week Hyland. who had been rowing at No. 4, was taken sick with scarlet fever. Hyl&nd s posit on is being filled temporarily by Bird of the Junior crew. It is expected that Butts will be able to take his seat in the boat within a week. GREAT LOSS OF SHIPS ! FEARED BY REDFIELD ? Secretary Urges Surveys and Sig nal Establishments on Alas kan Coast. Unless Congress immediately recognizes the imperative need of surveys, light house and fog signal establishments, and of the removal of the deadly pin nacle rocks along the Alaskan coast be fore the government raiiroad in Alaska s built, and shipping increased, there may be great loss of ships, according to j a letter which Secretary Redfield of the i Department of Commerce has sent to several senators and representatives. Referring to the proposed construc tion of the Alaskan railroad, the Secre tary wrote: "I heartily approve thip. but it ap proaches a mockery to have it under taken whil<- access to that railway, even in its preliminary stages, is rendered dangerous to life and property for lack of safeguards, which w? know how to provide and are anxious to provide, but for which we lack means. Lives Are at Stake. "I greatly fear that the failure to pro vide promptly vessels and funds for the urgent duty of surveying and protecting the commerce of our northwest and Alaska, will mean further loss of vessels and of lives, which can all be prevented by prompt and thoughtful attention to the actual facts of the case. Meanwhile lives and vessels are at stake." In the interest of safety and efficiency, Mr. Redtiefd added, additional appropria tions for the lighthouse service should be made for the installation of wireless tele graph on lighthouse tenders. At present, he says, there is no possible means of reaching these ships except when they are in port. Service Called "Absurd." The steamboat inspection service on th? Pacific coast was characterized by the Secretary as "an absurd one." "There is but one supervising district centered at San Francisco, which covers the whole Pacific shore of California. Oregon and Washington, with their in land waters extending up the Columbia, Sacramento and other rivers," he wrote. "It includes Hawaii and the entire coast of Alaska, and the rivers thefeof. it hardly needs to be said that one super vising inspector has need to be gifted with miraculous powers to give this serv ice due attention." The Secretary mentioned the impor tance of increased efficiency in the super vision of the fishing industry, which, he says, controls to a large extent the food supplies of the Pacific and eastern cities. Harry C. Green Dead. Harry C. Green, twenty-seven years o*d. died at the home of his father, 1215 W street, Anacostia, Thursday. Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Anacostia Methodist Episcopal Church, ! Rev. G. Leroy White officiating. Inter i ment was in Congressoinal cemetery. In charge of Anacostia Council, No. 16. Junior Order of United American Me chanics. Mr. Green had resided in Ana costia all his life. His wife. Mrs. Ade laide P. Green, and a son survive him. MOTHER HELD AS KIDITAFEX. Arrest Brought About by Potter Parents of Her Daughter. CHICAiSO, April 11.?Mr*. Ida Whit# head, wife of a Cincinnati Jeweler. Is be ing held by the Chicago police on a charge of kidnaping her eight-year-old daughter from Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bell of SCT? East McMullen street, Cincinnati, who are said to have legally adopted the chilil when Mrs. Whitehead's first hus band. William Leslie, died eight years ago. according to a story told by the police, Mrs. Whitehead had been employed on a farm n**ar Lock port. 111. for nine da> * rather than risk losing her ehild by writ ing to her husband for funds and thereby giving a clue to the ltells as to tn?- uhere abouts of their adopted daughter The mother was arrested at Lockport lu^t nlcht and probablv will be returned to Cincinnati. The mother is said to have permitted her child to be adopted by the Beils when she was left a widow After the moth er's marriage to Whitehead ?che Bel's are said to have refused to part with the child. Belgian King Honors Mrs. Harbcrt. DENVER. Col.. April 11.?Mrs. Bello Van Dorn Harbert. president of the inter national congress of farm women, lias been decorated with the cross of the Or der of Agriculture of Belgium. Mrs Harbert is the first woman to receive the decoration. Backache yields 'mtant/y to thema^ric power of that famous nerre soother and blood quickener? SLOANS LINIMENT Used also for rheumatism and sciatica. Mrs. James A. Loughlin.fttSDsrkf son Ave., New York, N.Y., writes: "My two daughters and son were at tacked with severe pains in the back and legs which kept them from work for many months. We used many dif ferent liniments, bur none did any good. Advised to try loan's Liniment, we did. and none of my children have had a pain since." At?!1 dealers. 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