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THE WASHINGTON TDIES, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1911.
Published Every Evening- In the Tear at
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SATURDAY. JUNE 17, 1311.
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Pally only 2$ .75 1.50 3.00
Bunday only .25 .60
The number of complete and perfect coplea
f The Washington Tlmoa printed dally dur
ing the month of May was as follows:
1 B.M0 1J 6,7 13 51.183
t 53.131 13 64.358 24. 62.000
S 3,172 14 Sunday 25 61.233
4 54.427 16 52.090 26 61.640
( 64.600 16 62.494 27 64.100
( 65.390 17 62300 28 Sunday
7 Sunday 18 62.145 29 62.610
1 61,200 19 62.237 30 60.170
54.1S7 20 63.294 31 62,209
10 62.S46 21 Sunday
11 63.214 22 60,659
Total for month 1.423.191
Bally average for month 62,710.
The net total circulation of The Wash
ington Times (daily) during the month of
May was 1,229,750, all copies left over and
returned being eliminated. This number,
when divided by 27. the number of days of
publication, shows the net dally average for
May to have been. 45.917.
The number of complete and perfect coplea
of The Washington Times printed Sundays
during the month of May was as follows:
May 7 48,201 I May B. 47,141
May 14 48,218 May 3 48,843
Total for month
The net total circulation of The Washington
Times (Sunday) during the month of May
was 168.357. all coplea left over and returned
by agents being eliminated. This number,
when divided by 4, the number of Sundays
during May, shows the net Sunday average
for May to hae been 4L682-.
In each Issue of The Times the circulation
figures for the preUous day are plainly
printed at the head of the first page at the
left of the date line.
Entered at the Postofflce at Washington,
D. C, as second class matter.
The process of developing the White
House Into a fairyland has already be
gun. Major Butt's voice may fall him by
the time he has called out the names
of 5,000 visitors, but his memory wilt
The Interstate Commerce Commission
has required the street car companies
to operate more owl cars, but "screech
ing" Is barred.
When canny Andy comes before the
Stanley Investigating committee he will
probably have something particularly
pointed to say about Mr. Gates' remark
that "the Laird of Sklbo Is an old
Mme All Kull Khan Is reaping the
reward of many years of devoted serv
ice In the cause of the education of the
women of Persia The Persian-American
Educational Society paid her a high
and deserved tribute.
Flfty-ono sales were completed yes
terday by Washington real estate opera
tors, and the top notch for the year In
business done on any one day was
' reached The total for the week also
set. a new mark for 1911.
Washington Is to have a coronation
service, and loyal subjects, and former
subjects of the British Empire will
gather In St. John's on Tuesday, June
2?, and take part, figuratively. In the
crowning of KInc George.
The sweet girl graduate has her place,
but the sixty-two students who have
finished their four years' course In the
McKlnley Manual Training School will
bring a substantial addition to the real
dynamic force of the nation.
The cold storage evil developed a new
phase when a plaintiff asked $25,000 In
the District Supreme Court for having
been thus confined for half an hour
against his will. Even In midsummer
one likes to get cool In his own way.
Six emhyro Portias are tolllngthelr
way through the bar examinations of
the District In the hope of appearing
later to plead the causes of rich clients.
It will be about three weeks before the
board will announce the successful can
didates. After twenty-five years of married
life, Mr and Mrs. Charles W. Darr left
Washington yesterday evening for
Canada on their second "wedding trip,"
duplicating the Journey as nearly as
possible which they made together a
quarter of a century ago.
The white dove which circled above
tlie coffin of young Walter J. Peck
during the funeral services at St. Aloy
slus' Church yesterday morning lent, at
least, a touching feature to the solemn
ceremony which might well bring tears
to the eyes of the stricken friends and
The Rev. Dr. Charles P. Qrannan, of
the Catholic University, Is the recipient
of an honor that Is very rarely accorded
churchmen in the United States. He
has received a personal letter of thanks
written and signed by Pope Plus for
his work In raising the "Henry Grad
den, Jr., fund." The head of the church
expresses his gratitude In unmeasured
Representative L. S. Dyer of Missouri
struck a tender chord In his speech at
the Washington Business High School
last night, when he said that Congress
ought to jglve more attention to the poor
people of this city. He could not have
chosen a better place to say such things,
especially what pertained to his desire
for half-fares for school children on the
Edgar S. Martin, who nas been de
cided upon for director of the play
grounds of the District, Is a recreation
expert and a playground specialist.
Secretary James E. West, who went to
Columbus to see Mr. Martin, and his
work, returned a Martin enthusiast.
"He has made Columbus famous for Its
playgrounds and recreation work," Is
The small boy of the District of Co
lumbia has some stanch friends on the
Senate District Committee. At a meet
ing of the committee yesterday It was
decided, to make an unfavorable report
on the bill to prevent the flying of
kites in Washington. The boys of the
city are not the only ones to rejoice
In this action. It should be a source of
gratification to every one thus to dis
cover that a man can be a United
States Senator without forgetting the
joys of childhood.
No National Guard organization In
the country Is more deserving of the
benefits proposed in the Pepper bill
than that of the District of Columbia,
and no guardsmen have had more to
do with advancing the measure to ljs
present status. Every person who
realizes the Importance of building
up the State Guard for the national
defense and thereby obviating the
necessity of a large standing army
will be glad to learn that it now
seems certain the Pepper bill, giving
more pay to guardsmen, will pass at
the next session of Congress.
Once more Major "Dick" Sylvester
has been honored by election "to the
presidency of the International Associa
tion of Chiefs of Police. Since the or
ganization of this association the detec
tion and prevention of crime through
co-operation of peace officials has pro
gressed from a haphazard and more or
less inefficient undertaking to a success
ful art. and much of the credit Is due
the man who has Just been re-elected
president of the society. Throughout
the country, Washington's Superintend
ent of Police is recognized as one of the
foremost men of his profession.
WHY AUNT DELIA CAME TO
Aunt Delia, President Taft's Aunt
Delia, is in ouf midst.
Coming to assist in the celebration
of the Presidential silver wedding, she
comes also to make the feast worth
while. In her reticule let us hope lies
wrapped in soft tissue a quarter-pound
can of powdered cinnamon and a de
pendable bottle of lemon extract.
And what are these things fort For
the pie, of course. 'What thought you
fort Only the making of the apple pie
for the wedding feast would have
wooed Aunt Delia from the quiet cool
ness of Millbury through the purgatory
of a midsummer sleeping car to the
hustle and worry of a White House
function. The message no doubt read
something like this:
Dear Aunt Delia:
The event will not be complete
without you. The dinner will be unfin
ished and the dessert without savor, the
guests disappointed and myself cha
grined, unless appearing at the last
shall be one of your apple pies. Come.
Come if you can. But come anyway.
TOUR LOVING NEPHEW.
And she is here. Next Monday after
noon the kitchen of the White House
will be cleared of chefs and sutlers,
and when they have all retired and
the culinary coast is clear Aunt Delia
in gingham apron will assume com
mand. Command not of servants and
maids, but command of ingredients, of
materials, of flour and shortening, of
apples and butter, of oven temperature
and all the other inanimate necessities
of success. Rolling up her sleeves, she
will mix the lard and flour with just
the proper modicum of water. She will
roll the dough to just the proper thin
ness and dress the well-greased plate
with its first layer of incipient joy.
Then the apples pared with eco
nomical thinness of peeling will be
sliced upon the waiting paste. Ther
will be no stewing of the fruit, such as
Dr. Wiley lost his reputation in ad
vising, but crisp and white each sepa
rate slice will lie alone. Then for the
sugar scattered with a generous hand,
the merest drop of lemon extract, a
sprinkling of cinnamon, a bit of butter
here and there, and the filling is com
plete. Aunt Delia as she turns once
more to the rolling pin and dough will
take one slice of the deified apple and
taste it, to see if it suits. Perhaps just
a little more, just a suspicion more, of
the cinnamon and it is perfect.
Then the upper crust. No lattice
work, no fancy business. This is to be
a "kivered" pie, the only real way to
finish an apple pie. She rolls the dough,
butters it lightly, then folds it over
carefully, and with the knife cuts four
slanting gashes along the doubled edge,
lifts it still doubled to the waiting
plate, and unfolds it so that all the
apple is encompassed by the covering.
Carefully as one would tuck an only
child into its crib she folds the upper
crust under the edge of the lower. Then
over the whole she flicks from her
fingers a few vagrant drops of water
and from the dredge sifts the daintiest
imaginable covering of flour, and the
composition is ready for the oven.
It will be late Monday afternoon by
now, for the pie must not become cold
before it is eaten. Guests perhapB are
arriving, they are asking for Aunt De
lia, but not until the pie is done will
she leave the kitchen.
At last the trained eye knows that
a minute more will spoil it, a minute
less would have left it incomplete; and
the pie is taken from the oven, and
left to partly cool. Unless something
happens to put awry Aunt Delia's
schedule, that pie will come to the table
just as its temperature reaches the
point where its warmth will serve only
to make more delicious the cool liba
tion of Jersey cream which Pauline will
furnish to pour over it. If there is
cheese in the White House, now is the
time to bring it. Now is the feast
complete, now might Lucullus turn
green with envy, and Midas spend his
gold in vain. No Grecian com could
purchase such a morsel. Aunt Delia's
triumph is complete.
THE LONG FIGHT FOR THE
It took over twenty years, after the
agitation was started in earnest, to
bring this country a national pure food
law. It has taken longer, already, to
get it in sight of a parcels post; but
it is now in sight.
No more skillful or resourceful op
position has ever been invoked against
a manifestly just, proper, and neces
sary step in progress than that which
has prevented parcels post until this
nation actually stands alone among
progressive countries in its lack of such
The opposition has done its work
under cover. Representing the, inter
ests of the over-fatted express com
panies, it has aroused the people of
small cities and towns to a curious
notion that parcels post would destroy
their business and turn it over to the
mail order houses in the cities.
There rs just one other superstition
of economics, widely entertained in this
country, that may be compared with
this of the country towns about par
cels post. That is the superstition of
farmers that protection increases the
price of things of which they sell a big
The parcels post is coming, however.
The light of intelligence is breaking in
and dissipating the old wives' notion
that cheap and quick transportation
can injure the community. Less than
100 years ago there was opposition to
building a railroad from Boston to
Quincy, on the ground that it would
ruin the horse business, the trains
would scare the cows dry, and the Kens
would be terrorized into suspension of
"But, sir," severely demanded a tory
nobleman who was protesting against
permitting Stephenson build the first
trial railroad, "what would happen if
a cow got on your tramway?"
"It wad be awkward for the coo,"
It is getting awkward for the coo in
this parcels post fight. The country
town has been dying of the LACK of
proper transport facilities. The ter
minal cities have become points for
concentration of business, industry,
merchandising, because they had the
favorable rates and the best facilities.
The census figures show the country
town suffering worse than any other
section of the community. Intelligent
country-town people are coming to re
alize that equality of transportation
opportunity would help, not injuro,
them. That idea, once grasped, will end
the superstition that, sedulously culti
vated by the express interest, has pre
vented parcels post. The recent Con
gressional hearings have shown how
keen and insistent is present interest
in the reform. It will not be post
poned beyond the present Congress.
There will be only beginnings at first,
but like rural delivery, once started, it
will continue to- develop.
WASHINGTON HOT WEATHER
It remained for Representative Tay
lor of Colorado to drag forth the
Washington hot weather bogie and give
it official recognition by incorporating
it in an official public document. Mr.
Taylor has introduced a resolution pro
viding for the creation of a joint com
mission of the Senate and House to
select a "summer capital." In the body
of the resolution itself Mr. Taylor de
clares a summer capital is needed be
cause of the heat of Washington and
the necessity of a "more invigorating"
climate for the President.
Nobody knows where Washington
got its reputation for unbearable sum
mer weather. Certainly it was not in
fact. That it has such a reputation,
however, is well attested by the Tay
lor resolution. The rest of the country
seems to be obsessed by the idea that
human beings cannot survive a Wash
ington summer, in spite of the fact
that about 300,000 of them have been
living through Washington summers
for years and getting fat on it.
The best answer to Mr. Taylor and
to the other misguided individuals vho
have accepted the Washington summer
weather myth merely because somebody
told them about it, is given by tho
records of the Weather Bureau. These
don't show Washington to be an ideal
summer resort, for nobody claims any
such thing for the city. They do show
that climatic conditions in Washington
are little different from conditions in
other cities of about the same latitude,
concerning which there is no such uni
versal feeling of horror as is enter
tained for the National Capital.
The Weather Bureau has been keep
ing tabs on Washington weather for
forty years. Its records for that pe
riod show the mean maximum tem
perature of this city and of other cities
similarly situated to have been as fol
lows: June. July. Aug.
Washington 83 87 U
Baltimore 82 S6 84
Philadelphia 81 85 82
Pittsburg 82 85 83
Cincinnati 82 87 84
St. Louis 84
New York 77
This, mind you, is the official record
of the Government's Weather Bureau.
It shows that Washington has just
about the Bame sort of temperature as
the other cities in the list.
But, you say, it isn't the heat so
much as it is the humidity that makes
Washington unbearable. You're wrong
again. Note the Weather Bureau's
record of the average relative humidity
of Washington and other cities during
the last forty years:
June. July. Aug.
Washington "2.6 74.4 76.8
Baltimore 68 6 69.6 71.2
Philadelphia 67.9 69.8 71.9
Pittsburg 69.7 67.8 69
Cincinnati 64.8 64 8 66.8
Indianapolis 66.5 62.8 65.1
St. Louis 68.2 661 67.5
New York - 72.5 73.6 75.4
Columbus 69.1 66.9 69.9
It is true that Washington shows a
higher degree of relative humidity than
any of the other cities, but it is not
enough higher to account for the ridi
culous public opinion regarding "Wash
ington summer weather.
The least Representative Taylor can
do, in fairness to Washington, is tp
withdraw his resolution and eliminate
from it his prejudiced, blanket indictment.
Twisted Hull of
t -' ViiJ
Removal of water discloses that
In the Mail Bag
CURTAIN CALLS SPOIL
THE DRAMATIC EFFECT
To th Editor of TUB TIMES-
Will not some kind person, with suf
ficient nerve, step down to tht stage
and Inform the Aborn Company man
ager that, because 7 or U. or, perhaps.
44 persons continue applauding unduly.
It is not necessary to raise the curtain
and spoil a beautiful and effective scene.
In Thais, for Instance, after Athanael
has bidden Thais farewell forever the
curtain rises almost Immediately on the
same stage setting with- the two smil
ing and bowing, hand In hand. Imagi
nation pictures the white sisters wait
ing in the wings to resume their Jour
ney, flxing their back hair and chewing
gum, for, a scene once spoiled, the
mind leaves the characters and goes to
the actors Nearly every opera present
ed shows some such Instance.
P. W. WILEY.
LET CHILDREN CONTRIBUTE
TO SANE FOURTH FUND
To tho Editor of THE TIMES:
I read In Wednesday's Times that
the same trouble Is being experienced
In regard to getting subscriptions to
the sane Fourth tuna mat tne commit
tee had last year. Now. as the sane
Fourth Is primarily for the safety and
pleasure of the children. I want to
make the suggestion that they collect
the necessary funds. If the committee
would get cards printed officially and
numbered so they could be given out
properly, each card marked off in
nickel sauares to hold a dollar, and
then these cards taken to the different
schools and given to the bovs and girls
to collect on, I venture to state you will
be able to raise all the money the com
mittee needs to give us all the best
sane Fourth' that was ever known.
WILLIAM BARLOW .
ENCOURAGING THE TASTE
FOR GOOD READING
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
In your Issue of Sunday. May 21,
last, I read with pleasure the list
of 100 books, namd by Fred E. Wood
ward. ' as being those he would like
himself to read, and which he advised
ouns- men to read. I am sure that
any attempt, made by Mr. "N ood
ward now. to read any of these books,
would amount to a re-reading by
him. , . .
I am glad that Mr. Woodward has
"raised to the threshold," again, this
vital subject, not onlv for tie sug
gesting of his admirable list of books,
but because It affords opportunity to
direct attention to specific objects In
reading; a 'suggestion which may
benefit those who must confine their
attention to a much narrower field
of reading and study, because they
cannot posslblv accomplish the profi
table task set bv Mr. Woodward, who
Is so well qualified by both' his per
sonal equipment of Intelligence and
industry, Jnd his peculiar surround
ings, to select a choice lino of read
ing for those ambitious to acquire In
formation and culture.
In all great movements, having In
view the instruction and edification of
the people, there must be "overflow
meetings" for such audiences as are
unable to gain access to the chief
assemblv. and, to these "overflow
audiences." I will offer a suggestion
expressed in a clipping, made by me
monv vears ago. from a paper whose
editor 'was ever ready to encourage
the people In acquiring knowledge
The clipping Is given below.
If vou are deficient In taste: Read tho
English poets Thompson, Gray, Gold
smith. Pope, Cowpcr, Coleridge, Scott,
In Imagination: Milton, Akensldo,
Burke and Shakesneare.
In Reasoning: Chllllngworth, Bacon,
and Locke. ., .
.In Judgment and Practical Sense:
In Sensibility: Goethe and Macken
zip In Patriotism: Demosthenes and
George Washington. .,..,, it ,
In Conscience: President (Jonathan)
I ,For Evenr Subject: The Bible.
if loiiowmg my own aioa aim incid
ence, I should place In any list of po
lite and useful reading. Lord Chester
field's letters to his son. the letters of
Junius, and one (or more) of Charles
Beade's wonderful novels.
JAMES A. BETHUNE.
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INFLUENCE OF HINES
SEEN IN WISCONSIN
Secretary of Man Who Boasted "We Put Lorimer Over,"
Said Stephenson's Election Was "All Fixed."
Work for Probers.
By JUDSON C,
When the Senate committee on Inves
tigation of the Lorimer election gets
organized and ready for business, it w 111
be ahle to kill two birds with one stone
If It will look into some of the earlier
activities of Edward Hlnes, the Gentle
man who so often boasted that "we put
Here are some facts which may Inter
est gentlemen concerned about main
taining tho sanctity of elections and thu
good name of the Senate:
On September 21. 1H. former Gov.
Edward L. Scofield. of Wisconsin, walk
ed Into tho Hotel Pfister. In Milwaukee,
and, meeting an old friend, fell to talk
Wisconsin at that time was still agog
over the election of Isaac Stephenson,
multi-millionaire lumber man, to be
Senator. Mr. Stephenson Is still Sena
tor. Tho Wisconsin senate recently has
adopted a resolution declaring Its opin
ion "that his seat was obtained corrupt
ly, and asking the Federal Senate to In
vestigate the performance.
Governor Scofield was Interested
greatly, as all public men In his State
were. In the result of the long deadlock
at Madison, which had been broken
with the election of Stephenson.
He chatted about the affair. It was
recalled how Stephenson had spent Im
mense amounts cf money In the pri
maries; how he had sworn to spending
vastlv more than $100,000 In the primary
campaign alone: how, when the legisla
ture met, the Democrats and some Re-
publltans refused to vote for the man
of lumber and manv millions, and the
arsemblv was very close.
The two housas met in separate ses
sions, and Stephenson finally received a
majority of a quorum In each. But he
must yet get a majority in the Joint ses
sion, and that proved the sticking point.
He did not have the necessary majority
Day after day the ballottlng dragged
along without a choice. After dreary
weeks of this, the session was nearing
Its end, and It looked as if there would
be a failure to elect.
Put ona morning, when the assembly
met with a considerable number of
memhers absent, three. Democrats rose
and left- the chamber. These men had
consistently voted for a Democrat for
Senator. They left Just before the dally
ballot began. ,
With those three Democrats absent,
the number of votes necessary to elect
was correspondingly reduced: and be
cause they were absent that reduction
of the vote made It possible, when the
roll was called, to elect Mr. Stephen-
The roll was called, and he was de
clared elected. He received certificate,
and now holds the seat.
Nowour story comes back to Gov
ernor Scofield. We left him standing In
the lobby of the Pflster Hotel, In Mil
waukee, September 21. 1909-several
months after the consummation of that
election of Stephenson. He had met a
friend, and they were talking about that
"Last spring one day, whlla the fight
at Madison was still on," said Governor
Scofield, "I was here In this same hotel
and met the secretary of Edward Hlnes,
the big Chicago lumberman.
"He told me he had been at
Madison, and was Just here on his way
"This secretary told me that 'that
thing at Milwaukee Is all fixed.
Stephenson will be elected next week
naming a particular day. He spoke
with the utmost confidence.
"Stephenson was elected on the day
Is Now Exposed
in generally hopeless condition.
named by Hlnes' secretary. I wonder
how that man knew It was sure to hap
pen, and could prophesy It the week be-
Such was the Incident of Governor
Scofield and his old friend In the Hotel
The secretary of Edward Hlnes, sev
eral dajs before the election of Stephen
son, named the day the election would
take place; he said he nad been In
Madison, and It was "all fixed."
Pledge Is Not Kept.
Edward Hlnes Is the man who has
since boasted that "we put Lorimer
Stephenson had pledged Mmself to
support free lumber, when he made
that campaign before the people of
Wisconsin. But when the lumber
schedule of the tariff bill reached the
Senate, Stephenson violated the pledge
and voted for the lumber duties. Hlnes
was at the time In Washington lobby
ing against those duties.
From this narrative, it would appear
if what Is here set down is true that
Hines knew In advance that the
Stephenson Tree lumber pledge was not
Intended to be kept.
It would appear that Hlnes' secretary
went to Madison to "fix" tnc last pre
liminaries to the election of Stephen
son. It would appear that he left Milwau
kee perfectly certain that ne had done
his work well.
He was able to predict, the week be
fore the election occurred, and at a time
when almost everybody in Wisconsin
expected that there would be no elec
tion, the exact day on which it would
i,a Huo .mo 0c.idiij km aunoiu
Hines. the sme lumber millionaire, who
claimed to have spent 100,000 "putting
Lorimer over" and tried to get people to
reimburse him for the investment.
Is It Worth Probing?
Is the story worth investigating?
Governor Schofleld, of Wisconsin,
ought to be summoned to tell the Sen
ate committee what he knows about It.
If summoned, he will substantiate the
statement here made.
This statement Is made with full
knowledge that It Is actionable if It Is
not tru and susceptible of proof.
The Senate of the United States has
undertaken to learn somewhat tardily.
It Is true the truth about the election
Edward Hlnes has appeared as the
chief factor In securing the corrupt elec
tion of Lorimer.
It would appear from this statement
which Govenor Schofleld made, that
Hlnes" emissaries were mixed up, also,
in the election of Stephenson.
The Wisconsin State senate has adopt
ed a resolution asking the National Sen
ate to investigate the election of Ste
phenson. Wrong Motive Intimated.
There have been most uncomfortable
Intimations of Improper motives back of
the action of men who absented them
selves from the session of the Legisla
ture at Madison on the day Stephenson
was elected. Those charges, being in
vestigated, were sufficient, with others
in the same connection, to Induce the
Wlsconson Legislature to demand an
Inquiry by the national authorities.
The matter has passed beyond the
purview of Wisconsin authorities. It Is
now a concern of the United States Sen
ate alone. The Wisconsin Legislature
has no power to recall Stephenson.
But It would be very simple for the
Senate Committee on Privileges and
Elections to inquire about these earlier
performances of Hlnes. Hlnes Is a lead
ing person In the Lorimer drama. If he
was, mixed up In the corrupt election of
a Senator In Wisconsin, the fact wouia
at least shed an Interesting light on the
general character of the man who
claimed to have "put Lorimer over."
-Vessel Lists More at End
Than in Middle, Indicat-
HAVANA, Cuba, June 17. Baring of
the sunken battleship Maine to a dis
tance of ten feet below the water level
today revealed such a condition that the
army engineers In charge of the work
are doubtful If any part of the vessel
ever can be floated, although this will
not be definitely known until the bar
nacles, mud, and sea growths are clear
ed off. Indications are that the salt
water has so corroded the metal of tho
Maine during the thirteen years slnca
the explosion that it is practically
The wreck today is a sadly inipresstirt
sight. The after gun deck, with porta
open, and the turret with its ten-inch
guns as true on their mountings as tho
day the vessel went down in 1898, now
are high above water. The afterdeck,
loaded with mud and silt, is Just show
ing. This part of the vessel lints about
seven degrees to port, while the list
amdishlps is only four degrees. Indi
cating that the vessel Is badly twisted
where it was supposed she was intact.
Not the least surprise to the army
board is the discovery that the super
structure aft is two- thirds filled with
mud and slit, and probably the whole
lower part of the vessel Is filled up.
Col. William M. Black said this aft
ernoon that this mud must be cleared
out before the work will progress, which
means It will be a slow, tedious Job be
fore the Interior of the battleship can
be explored. The mass of wreckage
at the bow is about twelve feet out of
water. This point Is supposed to be Just
above the greatest explosion.
The board rowed about the enclosure
in a barge this afternoon examining tho
wreck, but without attempting to go on
board. Rrobably none will go on board
until Monday, and little more pumping
will be done until then. The cofferdam
apparently Is holding ell, but the en
gineers do not relax their vigilance.
Mr. Jenkins, the Washington under
taken, was at the scene of the wreck
today expecting that an attempt would
be made to recover the body of Ensign
Darwin R. Merrltt, who Is supposed to
have lost his life in the mess room,
which now Is visible, but Brig. Gen.
Blxby refused to allow an attempt to
enter the wreck until next week.
By the U. S. Marine Band, at
Potomac Drive, at 5 P. M.
March, "Fearless and Mighty."
Overture. "La Gazza. Ladra."
Music de Ballet, "Astorga"... .Albert
Solo for cornet, "Josephine". ...Kyri
(Arthur S. Wltcomb.)
Waltz, "Gold and Silver" Lehar
Excerpts from "The Runaway
Mlnuett and Gavotte from "Pa-
Wedding March from "The Rat
charmer of Hameln" Nessler
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By the Fifteenth Cavalry Band, at
Fort Myer, Sunday Morning, 11:15.
GEORGE F. TYRRELL. Director.
March, "The Beacon Light,".
Inspection. "When Jesus the Lord"
March. "United States Forever,"
March, "NIbelungen" Wagner
Sacred Song. "I Will Sing of They
Great Mercies" Mendelssohn
Andante from Op 15 Rubensteln
Voluntary. "All Souls Rest In
(a) Choral Sleepers Wake" (St.
Paul), (b) Choral "Let All Men
Praise the Lord" Mendelssohn
What's on the Program in
(The TlraeB Will be pleased to an
nounce meetings and entertainment
In this column.)
Concert by the United States Marisfo
Band, Potomac Drive, tonight.
Meeting of Canton Washington, No. L
Patriarchs Militant, I. O. O. F.. drlU
and special session, tonight.
Washington Canoe Club rtgatta, Po
tomac river, above Aqueduct bridge,
afternoon and evening.
Meeting of Champion Council, No. lo,
Jr. O. U. A. M., 623 Louisiana avenuo
Annual conference of the Perslan-Amerlcan-Educatlonal
Library, Mt. Vernon square, sessions
morning, afternoon, and evening.
Eighth annual exhibition of the Wash
ington Architectural Club, Corcoran
Gallery of Art.
X'atlonal Aborn Opera Companj la
"Martha," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Belaaco The Vagabonds in "Tho Lot
tery Man," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Columbia Columbia Players In "Befora
and After," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Cosmos Continuous vaudeville, 1 to U
Casino Vaudeville, 1 to 5 p. m. and 7
to 11 p. m.
Chevy Chase Lake Dancing and ma-
sic by section of Marine Band.
Glen Echo Park Dancing and musio
by section of Soldiers' Home Band.
Luna Park Midway attractions.
Arcade Motion pictures, bowlin?. and
T. J. Exnlcious, treasurer of the So
ciety for Savings of Washllngton, haa
be re-elected secretary of the National
Federation of Remedial Loan Associa
tions, which Is. a section of the National
Conference on Charities and Corrections.
Mr. Exnicios was the delegate from the
District to the conference at Boston.