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THE WASHINGTON - TBIESr FRIDAY. JANUARY 24, 1913.
England's Objection Merely
Speculative, Says Reply to
Sir Edward Grey.
Beptt'io? in a conciliatory, but firm,
pWit, Secretary ot State Knox made
public last night the reply of this coun
try to Sir Edward Grey's note contain
ing Great Britain's objections to the
manner In which the United States has
indicated it will administer the Panama
The objections raised by Great Britain
are moot questions. This Is the attitude
taken by Secretary Kncx. They are
questions arising from speculation over
possibilities, discussion of future con
ditions not yet actually determined.
"While thus attempting to brush aside
for the present Great Britain's protest,
Secretary Knox stoutly maintains that
the United Slates has cerain rlghs In
the Panama Canal which no other na
tion possesses and suggests that if
Great Britain -wishes a closer definition
of the BUbfect matter in dispute that It
be referred o a joint high commission,
to be appointed under the treaty of 1911.
In any event, declares the Secretary,
arbitration is premature.
The subjects proposed for arbitration
are either not clearly set forth or are
Questions Involving the future, arid,
therefore not arbltratable at the present
time, he claims. j
The note may prove a document of
crucial Importance In the differences
manifested between the United States
and Great Britain. If England accepts
the conclusions of Secretary Knox, it
wil be shown that there are no great
differences between 'the two countries,
and that there is a possibility of thetfe
being solved by a Joint high commis
sion without the necessity of going to
thfe length of arbitration.
If England should replv that her ob
jections are not moot objections, but
lire questions of present importance,
the two chancellories- will be at log
gerheads. Eight To Fix- Tolls.
'After declaring that the United States
has a right to remit tolls to a portion
of the traffic through the canal, Sec
retary Knox declares, practically, that
Sir 4Edward. Grey has been stating
speculations rather than facts as a
basis for his charge of discrimination
against British shipping.
"If, .as a matter of fact," declares
Secretary Knor. "the tolls now fixed
(of which Sir Edward Grey 'seems un
aware) do not exceed this requirement
(Interest on the capital expended and
the cost of operating and maintaining
the cajjal) and as heretofore pointed
Oat. there is no claim that thev do. it
is. not apparent under Sir Edward
Grey's contention, how' Great Britain
could be receiving unjust and Inequit
able treatment if the United States fa
vors its coastwise vessels- by not col-
lectins their share 'of thetolls ljeces-i
sary to meet the reaulrements. - -
"There is afery clear distinction be
tween an omission to- take into account'
the crastwise tolls In order to determine
a just ar.d equitable rate, which is' as'
far as this obtlecdon coes. and the re-
rnlfslon of such tplls,- or their collection ,
cuupiu mill uieir repayment in iue
Sena ot a subsidy."
Merely Coastwise Subsidy.
In a. ".previous paragraph Secretary
Knox had stated that the relative
amounts pf foreign and domestic traffic
had been calculated by Prof. Emory
Johnson whenthe rates jrerebeing Axed
upon and that the ratio of domestic
commerce and its relation to whole ex
panse of, upkeep and maintenance had
In its aspect as law, the Hay-Paunce-forte
treaty may be -loIated, under the
lack" of denial contained in the note.'-but
the exercise of this power not Its pos
session would be the proper subject" of i
international inquiry. In other words,
England, si.ould not yelp until hit. and
Secretary Knox denies that even a stone
has been thrown.
The note was made public In Wash
ington at & o'clock yesterday afternoon,
simultaneously with its'transmlssion In
London to Parliament at noon.
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Canal Views of
The canal shall be free and open to the vessels of commerce and
war of all nations on terms of equality, so that there shall be no dis-
crimination against any such nation. Article j of the Hay-Pauncefote
No tolls shall be levied upon vessels engaged in the coastwise trade
of the United States. Panama canal art, approved August 24, 1912.
That the free passage of American coastwise vessels is a violation
of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty.
That the term "all nations" in the treaty includes tie United
The British vessels are entitled to equality of treatment with ves
sels of the United States.
That unless all vessels pay toll there will be no method of deter
mining the "just and equitable" rates required by the Hay-Pauncefote
That exemption of American coastwise vessels from tolls will throw
on foreign vessels a disproportionate share of the cost of canal opera
tion. AMERICAN REJOINDER.
Disagree with the interpretation placed by Sir Edward Grey upon
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty or upon the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
Holds that Sir Edward Grey could not have taken cognizance of
the President's proclamation fixing the canal tolls.
Calls exemption of the coastwise trade from tolls merely a subsidy.
Finds the British objections are directed toward the canal act only;
but President, not the act, fixes the tolls.
Asserts that "the gravamen of the complaint is not that the act
will actually injure in its operation British .shipping or destroy rights
claimed for such shipping under the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, but that
such injury or destruction may possibly be the effect thereof."
Declares the British objections ignore the President's proclamation
fixing the tolls, which puts at rest practically all the suppositional in
justice and inequality.
Makes tentative suggestion for a commission of inquiry.
BURNS DINNER TO BE
Menu, Decorations, and Songs
at St. Andrew's 3 anquet to
Be Typicalof "Hee'land."
Flnal preparations are being 'made to
day for the annual baftiuet of the St.
Andrew's 'Society of Washington, to be
held, at Rauscher's tomorrow evening at
T o'clock. The affair will commemorate
the birth of Robert Burns, and will be
thoroughly Scottish in character. Scotch
dishes will "be served. Heather will be
used in deedratlng. Songs of-Burns' na
tive land will be sung. In costume.
Several members of Congress and
other prominent persons will deliver ad
dresses. Letters will be read from
'sitVin-w Tir, in rhftrira of the pvpnt
expect It to -be the largest ever "held
l.,,rf.- the. hn.nino nf the. uneletv in
The' committee in chanre of arrange
ments includes Robert Watson, chair
man; X. Maxwell Kerr Gllmour. secre
tary: Alexander licKenzlc, Dr. Georse
MacDanald, -and Frank Mack.
WOLF TAKES LEAD
Condemns Immigration' Bill and
Attacks Russia for Passport
Simon Wolf, lawyer and publicist, of
iWashlngton, is' leadlng-the fight of tho
Union of Hebrew Congregations, now in
council at Cincinnati, against the Im
migration bill pending in Congress.
As chairman of the legislative com
mittee. Mr. "Wolf has made a report
denouncing Russian discrimination
against the granting of passports to
citizens of the United States, and has
criticised the new immigration meas
ure. A copy of the report has been
sent to President Taft.
J. Walter Freiberg was elected presi
dent of the 'organization yesterday;
Charles Sohl, ice president: Solomon
Fox, treasurer; and Llpman Levy, sec
retary. All live In Cincinnati.
Watch Tomorrow's TIMES and
OF THE NEW HOMES
JUST BEING COMPLETED AT
VOU cannot afford to miss this first announcement
not if you ever expect to become the owner of
your own home.
Bear in mind that about eighteen months ago when
we offered the first 21 High View homes for-sale, we
sold out the entire number in two days time and that
every one of the remaining homes was purchased before ,
the builders could complete them in some cases these
homes being purchased before the cellars were even dug.
Get tomorrow's TIMES or STAR and be one of
the first to learn of this new home offer, so you can take
advantage of it before someone else "beats you to it."
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713 14th Street N.W.
"Look for Our Green and White Sign"
TARGET OF BIS
ALL OVER NATION
Hitchcock Orders Crusade
Against Brokers, Who Buy
Stickers From Robbers.
A second nation-wide crusade is un
der way today by postal Inspectors
throughout the United States. This '
latest Is directed against alleged stamp
brokers, who act as a "fence between
speculating office employes and crimi
nals, who are able to sell the stamp
proceeds of poStofflce robberies.
Postmaster General Hitchcock direct
ed today that these brokers be clean
ed up In a .final raid. Consequently
more arrests are expected.
Attention of postal officials to the
doing of a stamp and stamped paper
brokerage business on a large scale' was
first attracted when a New York Con
gressman and a New Tork politician
asked that 1,000,000 postcards be re
deemed at 73 per cent of their face
-alue for a constituent. Investigation
determined. It is alleged, that these
cards were Illegitimately obtained
through a brokerage business.
Three arrests already have been made
In New York and more are expected.
An employe of the State House in Al
hanv hm confessed. It is declared, to
selling between $25 and $50 worth of
the State's stamps to a broker each
week. Wall Street messengers and oth
er confidential employes have, it is al
leged, turned over more than imw.OOO
worth of stamps annually.
Under .the law the discounting ot
United States postage stamps and their
sale for less than face value Is a crim
Postmaster General Hitchcock pro
poses to break up the -practice entirely
through vigorous prosecution of all
cases. In tho Judgment of postal of
ficials the most serious phase of such
operations In stamps. Is the fact the
postofflce robbers are offered means of
readily disposing of their loot without
much fear of detection.
GRAY FADED HAIR,
Says Sage TeavMixed With
Sulphur Restores Natural
, Color and Lustre. , S...
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Gray, faded hair turned beautifully
dark and lustrous almost over- night," is
a reality. If you'll take the trouble to
mix sage tea and sulphur, but what's
the use? You get a large bottle of the
ready-to-use tonic, called "Wyetlv's
Sage and Sulphur, Hair Remedy" at
drug stores here for about 50 .cent.;
Millions ot bottles" of "Wyeth'a" ajfe
sold annually, says a well-known drug
gist, because It darkens the hair sV
naturally and evenly that no one can.
tell It has been applied. . .
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Taft Believes Maryland Should
Be Saved From-Subordination
ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 24. President
Taft has written to Ornsby McCammon,
chairman of the Montgomery County
Taft Association, thanking him and the
I Republicans of the county generally for
the work done in the recent campaign.
President Taft declares in his letter
that "Maryland is a fruitful field for
progress In the Republican party, and
the time that" you have devoted to stir
ring up Interest In behalf of the.Repub
llcan cause in Maryland Is a substantial
step toward redeeming the State from
slavish subordination to the Democratic
Funeral services for Edward K.
Watkins, who died Tuesday of paralysis,
were held at the11 Baptist 'church at Ce
dar Grove, this county, yesterday after
noon, the Rev. Frank B. Cowell,' offi
ciating. 'The interment was in the ceme
tery adjoining the Methodist, church At
Mr. Watkins was seventyyears old.
Surviving him are his wife, who was
before her marriage Miss. Phelps, of
Howard county; threo daughters and
three sons. He also leaves -several
The counts commissioners have desig
nated tne following: recently appointed
constables to act as do& tax collectors:
William W. Hesse, William T. Hobbs,
Edward V. Caywood, and G. cfse.
Charles S. Dove, of Neelesville, this
county,' has obtained a license to' marry
Miss Ruby Baker, of the same locality.
You Just dampeh a sponge or soft
brush with Wyeth'a Sage and Sulphur
and draw it through your hair, taking
one small strand at a "time. Those
.whose hair is turning gray, .becoming
'faded, dry, scraggly and thin have a
surprise awaiting them, because after
Just one application- thesray hair van
ishes and your locks becomo luxuriantly
dark and beautiful all dandruff goes,
scalp itching and falling hair stops.
This is the age, of youth, gray-haired,
unattractive folks aren't wanted around,
so get busy with the Sage and Sulfhur
tonight -and you'll betamazed at your
youthful appearance an'd the real beauty
and healthy condition of your hair wlth-
. in a few days. Inquiry- at. drug-stores
here shows that they all sell lots of
"Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur" and. the
folks using it are enthusiastic. James
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OR CAMPAIGN WORK
Arthur Smith Assumes Role in
"The Traveling Salesman,"
Playing at the Academy.
Friends of Arthur Smith, son of T.
Arthur Smith, the latter having been
instrumental In bringing to "Washington
manyof'tho world's greatest singers
and musicians, will be pleased to learn
of his success with "The Traveling
Sales man," which Is appearing in the
Academy this week. On Tuesday after
noon, with less than an hour's -notice,
and with no preliminary 'preparation,
young Mr. Smith assumed the part of
P-B & Co. Avenue at Ninth
$20, $25 and $30
TJEAVY SELLING in, the Clearance
" Sale has made many broken lots
in the P-B -Overcoat" stock. '
jlWe have assembled these broken lots and reduced
jJthe price cut the sale price down for a quick
ou are sure to find a fit all sizes are, here, but
Jnot all sizes ineach particular lot The styles are
conservative" and include the convertible collars.
Scotch mixture materials predominate all colors and
the usual high-grade P-B tailoring.
Up to $30 values at $14.25.
The Regular Sale Reductions fox the
$40 Suits and 0'Coats,
$35 " " "
$30 '" " '"
Only 39 dozen of these
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t OmJSi&i w&- -w nPBriJi."lr
morning at M
(We advise early shopping.)
tflQC for $5 TECK shoes in Russet and, $1.85
- 50.7i? "Gun-lVietal. One soecial lot. ,
1 Reduction on our entire
Boys' $1 Shirts and Blouses for Clearance 59c .
Boys' Shirts and Blouses, slightly spiled or mussed from display go on the bargain
table tomorrow; all sizes. Up to $1.00 values at "59c
' Sale of Boys' Odd Pants
7Qr for Boys' 0dd Pants wor L0
' and $1.50. Mixed patterns,- all ages..
Your Creditis Good With
900 9th Street N. W.
A complete winter stock
o Ladles'. Men's. Boys'.
and Children's Cloth
ing and Fdrnlshircgs.
Fine line of Millinery.
You have the satisfac
tion of wearing th
clothes while paying for
Open UnUl S P. M.
81.00 and This Coupon.
ASV ASIRItlCAX WVTCII.
Regardless of condition, repaired
ind guaranteed for one year.
MAX JANOK. Jenelpr.
. 80-1 B St. X. W.
Mrs. Emily Freeh Barnes
IC Eleventh St. N.
E. Ph. Line. 1731
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ait!g4feagtfeiw .'&. - w ,l!&e&faf!l j.tMJsSsfi
the gambler in 'Ttihi TxaveHBK WUen
man," a. part which he played wii
credit to himself and the company- -
2Ir. Smith, who is also wefliknown la
the theatrical world bv his stage name
of Arthur Leslie, made his debut last
season In New York, his first engage
menrbeinp with Lewis Waller in
"Monsieur 'Beaucalre." At the cloe
of the remilar season ho went to 'Water-
bury, where he Joined poll's waterbury
.flayers and later appcarea wiin via
Manhattan Players in Newark. N. J-
It- so happened that Mr. Smith was la
Washington visiting his parents and ia
a position to accept the engagement so
unexpectedly thrust upon him. Mr.
Smith Is not yet twenty-one years ot
Citizens to Entertain
At Brightwood Park
An entertainment will be given by the
Brightwood Rark CitixehV -Association
tonight at Van Horn's Hall. Georgia
avenue and Longfellow street. D. A.
Edwards, president of the Federation of
Citizens' Associations, will be the guest
of honor. The program will consist of
readings, and musical numbers.
$25 Sits ai 0'Cwts, $18.75
Half-Price fc ShirtSale
Jafct 39 dosea 1.3 Comt TJtL
Shirts, at . tJ
(Four, for S2.75.)
We are most anxious for you
to, see-these-values. TA
purchaselbf ABSOLUTELY per
fect Shirts nb ''imperfections.
New, clever, refined patterns-inj
inese coaj sninsjcuns anacnea. j
Allsizesl4 to 18, giving the
BIG FELLOW & chance: -" r I -
$1.50 shirts on sale tomorrow 1
samples. All good
stock of Boys'
.Reduction on P-B Boys Suits,
style 'and value.
k 1 y x for Bovs' dd Pants worth to
tIPA'.AP $175 Some full lined, extra
suit pants worth $2 and $2.50.
Guaranteed For Life
AH work done in my office
is guaranteed for life abso
lutely. Furthermore, you can
be assured that any work that
is done will be done with such
skill that you willscarcely know
your teeth are being treated.
My Prices Are Low, and i Aflew Yon la Pay Yoir Bill
in Small Weekly er Mwtfily Installieils, if Desired
Never Slip or.Drop
Guaranteed 20 Years
DR. WYETH, I
427-429 7th Street N. W.
Opposite Lansburgh & Bro. Over GraftiTUBiea Tea'tt. q
. iitun vvai ui liwhiu
The hfghKCoit.ot Kv-fajJ-W M
tacked fro,twd angtw1ttaht,whoi
C Qrosvenor Dawe w!Hdeerjwi ad
dress on "Transportation: Th Essen
lng practical dlrectonVr te rthe. cXy" mac
for cultivating' fruK about Ma premises.
Both series are tree to the public;
High School fcukts
To Sac fort Myer Drill
Th hlh school cadet Tegimeat Is to j
ix,.u- r..ru tx;
witness the special .drill at Fort'Myer i JH
tnts aiieruoon si jm j"
Colonel Garrard. The several com
panies win goby car to the post and
will be drawn up in line on antral at
the parade aground: The high s-hooi
regiment has been doing censurable r
battalion drilling In preparauon.for the
inaugural parade, in which- it jrW-be ia
a The- -n e;wie?Sr.t:
.hand," best quality
silk tie- New color
Tn gs , principally
solid' effects. An
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a Derby or Soft Hat orth
and $4. Manufacturers
Hilings in Gold, Silve
Platinum and Porcelain
50c to $1.00
Gold Crowns S
$3, $4, $5 I
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