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Frank A. Munsej, Pre. B. H. Titherington, Sec.
Fred A. Walker, Treasurer and Gemeral Mamiger.
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mall matter.
Washington, D. C, Sunday, April 6, 1913.
The suffragist women will hold a mass meeting
tomorrow morning, and then march to the Capitol
to present their petition to Congress, asking nation
wide suffrage. They expect they will receive ample
police protection.
We do, too. The head of the Police Department
or this town has learned a few things since the last
suffragist parade.
This town that is, public men, legislators, news
papers and their correspondents is being flooded
just now with sugar tariff literature.
Nobody will read it all, or would know much
more about the sugar tariff if he did.
There is one.safe rule with regard to sugar litera
ture. If you find an article or a pamphlet or an adver
tisement that defends the Dutch standard of color, .it
will be safe to assume that you are being buncoed.
The Dutch standard, will go and people with en
gagements to sustain the sacred cause of costly sugar
. will make small progress by attampting to defend it.
There may be some legitimate arguments in favor
of a duty on sugar. But there is no honest argu
ment in- favor of the antiquated, repudiated, grafting
device of the Dutch standard.
Personal leadership does count for a great deal,
even when there is a good cause and it is supported
by public opinion.
While he was Governor of New Jersey there was
a fair prospect that Mr. Wilson could lead or drive the
legislature of his .State to keep all the important
pledges in the Democratic platform.
Mr. Wilson was transferred to the White House in
Washington. One might suppose that all the power
of that great office would continue his influence in
New Jersey undiminished. But when he left Trenton
for Washington the Democratic legislature of his
State promptly left some of the most important of
his New Jersey policies. It repudiated the jury re
form and constitutional convention pledged by the
platform and urged by Mr. Wilson as governor. In
stead of making a record for economy, it squandered
public furids, and in other ways showed that with Mr.
Wilson off the job the New Jersey legislature couldn't
stay good.
no longer feeble and impotent buffers, against the
German advance. j
The balance of power in Europe tends to waver
away from the Austro-German partnership. Italy J
cannot give adhesion to an arrangement that men-j
aces her primacy in the Adriatic by giving Austria a
greater importance there. France stands with Rus
sia and Britain; the new Baikania, whatever may be
its political form, must stand with these powers; and
there is presented the serious possibility of a five
power group opposed to Austro-German designs in
that part of the world.
That is the consideration at bottom of the Mon
tenegrin vigor in opposition to Austria. Montenegro
has a right to suspect that Germany would hesitate
to support Austria in the use of coercive force, and
Austria alone would not dare make the move.
Vcnustiano Carranza, governor of Coahuila, is
become the chief figure in the new Mexican revolt,
as was predicted immediately after the Huerta-Diaz
treachery and the murder of the constitutional rulers.
Me is the dangerous man, for the moment at least;
and how dangerous he is, may be judged from the
tentative proposal from Huerta to abdicate. The
truth is that the Mexican ferment has reached the
stage where Huerta cannot but see that the safest
plan, with regard to his own skin, is to get out as
soon and as decently as possible.
Carranza has published a straightforward, manly
appeal to the people of the United States. He
wants them to inform themselves, confident that if
they will do so they will sympathize with his efforts.
Perhaps the American people are better informed
than he realizes; we suspect they are. Perhaps, too,
he is entitled to rely on a greater force of sentiment
in his support, north of the Rio Grande, than he is
now able to appreciate. That, too, may easily be
Montenegro is playing its diplomatic cards clear
up to the limit. Its statesmen may be rather primi
tive and their methods of diplomacy a bit elemental;
but they succeed admirably in making their inten
tions clear. They are unable to understand why
Greece should hold Janina and Saloniki, why Bulgaria
and Servia should retain their territorial gains, while
Montenegro should give up its great prize. In that
regard they are just natural and human enough to
understand that the sympathies of the world will
run to them.
With a blockading fleet at their doors, they go
lipht ahead with the business of closing in the siege
of Scutari, confident that when it comes to the scratch
the powers will not use force to wrest Scutari from
them. Thcv may be in error; but it is not at ail
sure they are. Austria alone really wants Scutari
to go with Albania, and Austria holds a half-willing
Germany in line. The other powers haye no con
cern with the matter, save Italy, which wants to
dominate Albania and has little to hope for in that
quarter under Austrian control.
Meanwhile, Russia is frankly with Montenegro,
and Britain and France give only nominal adhesion
to the co-operation of the powers. None of these
three would unite in any serious effort to coerce
Montenegro, and the Montenegrins know it to a
moral certainty.-
The Balkan allies understand, too, how tenuous
is the bond among the powers. They know that
Germany had long noped for access to the Mediter
rigfcan through a pan-Germanic central Europe al-
nth Turkey and at length controlling Turkey.
"ream has been shattered by the rise ofa new
Baikania, which interposes the allied states,
President Wilson, a scholar and a student, knows
the story of Sir Robert Peel, of 1846 and the corn
laws, as 'well as any man in our public life. That
much is perfectly plain to anybody who is observing
his course in tariff legislation. He has come to en
tertain a set of tariff views which, even for his party,
would, have' been rated a few years ago as danger
ously radical. He has not told anybody how radical
he himself considers them.' He has talked right
along in terms of moderation and "conservatism ; he
wants to get the result with the least possible scare
to business interests. He believes, if judgment may
be based on his actions, Jhat a radical change of
tariff policy, adopted with the least measure of ex
citement, will for psychological reasons do less harm
to business than a more moderate change accom
panied by demonstrations calculated to arouse the
worst fears of the business world. Without doubt
there is something in this view; the question is
whether he will be able to do what he wants with
out exciting the industrial community. In short,
the question is whether he can do the radical thing
with a soft-voiced, velvet-handed manner that will
disguise the truth and cushion the shock.
Peel conceded to British agriculture the scheme
oi a snaing scaie oi reductions in aunes, onnging
them down by degrees. The President is represent
ed as willing to do this in the case of sugar, which
plainly is become once more the pivot of thet tariff
What Peel did by his revision produced, or got
credit for producing, the result he had predicted.
Perhaps a resumption of potato crops in Ireland con
tributed more to the generally good results than did
the removal of the corn duties. At any rate, Peel was
fortunate inhat his new policy got credit for both
its own results and the effects of an agricultural im
provement in the kingdom.
To parallel that condition with our own of today,
it is necessary that President Wilson's revision shall
ease off the cost-of-living situation, or that other cir
cumstances shall do it, and the tariff get some of
the credit. Only time and a trial can demonstrate
what may .be, expected in this regard. The fact
stands, that Mr. Wilson and his party occupy a sit
uation very different from that of Peel. There is
no famine in this country. There has been no series
of crop failures. There is no ground for hoping
that adventitious support will come to the new policy,
comparable to that which re-enforced Peel after the
corn laws had been repealed.
President Wilson is evidently convinced that the
country is ready for a sharp change of tariff policy.
If he has confided to anybody that he would go so
far as to veto a bill that did not meet his views, that
confidence has not been violated to the exent of
letting the statement have publicity. The impres
sion, base on the President's career in New Jersey,
is that he would use the veto. That would mean an
appeal to the country in 1914, and the result of such
an appeal is generally regarded as pretty certain.
Barring the possibility of a serious industrial and
financial crisis meantime, it would probably be that
the President would be sustained, and a Congress
sent back here with instructions to accept the pro
gram dictated to it from the White House.
Herein lies the strength of Mr. Wilson's position
in dealing with members of his own party. They will
not dare to send him a bill that he will dare to veto;
and they don't know at what point he might decide
that a veto was safe. They are likely to get, in these
days of dickering and compromise, just as much
concession as he will make; but they are not likely
to extort more than that, by dint of joining with Re
publicans to amend the Administration measure.
He Sees Inauguration Day Films
and Says They Are Fine for
Common People.
Congressman Mann of Chicago, re-elected Re
publican leader in the House, has had a career that
may well be commended to the study of new mem
bers, and to many old ones. Mr. Mann is leader
because he has worked himself into the job. He
is not a 'public man with whom this newspaper is
always able to agree; wherefore it is the more sat
isfaction to say for him that if there were fifty men
in the House who worked as hard and as conscien
tiously as he does, Congress would stand vactly bet
ter with the country.
"Jim" Mann is the sort of publicist the country
needs. For years before he became leader, it was
matter of universal wonderment among his asso
ciates that he was able always to know so much about
legislation. He could put his finger on the weak spot
of a bill, could point out-the joker in a piece of legis
lation, with unerring accuracy. He was honest about
things, too. He was made chairman of the paper
and pulp investigation, with all his predilections op
posed to the very conclusions that he finally reached
and supported. He was big enough to change his
mind when the facts were before him. He voted
against the Payne-Aldrich bill because the conclus
ions of his committee on this question were repudi
ated by the makers of that measure.
Mr. Mann, as leader, when compared to the lead
ership that went before him, is a living testimony
that the Republican party, what there is left of it, is
doing better.
Secretsrj of State Brjan has the
"movies"' craze In earnest. After he
had completed his view of the Panama
canal moving pictures he was not en
tiiely sated He wanted more, and told
Hal Reed, rewspaper correspondent antt
moving picture manager, that he was
anxious to have another reel shown
"What would ou like?' queried Mr.
Reed, thinking to please the great com
moner with any subject In his cata
logue. "For instance, how would you
like to see the inauguration ceremonies
and parade as depicted In the movies?'
The Commoner smiled. He wouid
like (hat, come to think about it. Of
course, he had seen some of the paiade
from the Presidential reviewing stand,
and knew all aboflt how the oath was
administered to Mr. Wilson and had
the inaugural address down by heirt.
But then the pictures would be good,
even at that.
The Secretary, as a matter of ract,
had been a very busy man in the Pres
idential stand, and. of course, he
couldn't see how the whole show looked
when everybody wanted to extend con
gratulations to the new Secretary
he pewer behind the throne. He Just
happened to remember that about one
half of his time the afternoon of In
auguration had been passed In receiv
ing the hearty word of esteem from
many notables gathered near the Pres
dential bov. So, of course, many of
the best features of the inauguration
escaped him.
"It's a great show," commented the
Secretary after It was over. "A man
doesn't need any more to spend all of
his time and money traveling around
the country to get the sights. He can
have them in his home or office, get
a liberal educaUon or amusement Just
as he likes, and all for a sum within the
reach of the great common people."
Thereupon the movie man picked up
his outfit and went away pondering
over the suggestion of the Secretary.
Was It a Play for Democratic votes in
the next campaign or just a boost for
the movie game?
i nil i in
Japanese Cherry Tree in Bloom
Ambassador to Mexico Charged
With Moral Responsiblty for
Death of Madero.
Burned Parents Are Not Told of
Death Which Overtook Girl
Who Rescued Them.
Although her condition is improv
ing, Mrs. Mary Murphy, aged sixty
eight, of 91S S street northwest, ha
not been told of the death of her
daughter. Miss Gertrude Murphy, who
died from the effects of burns receiv
ed in trying to save her mother from
being burned to death. Mrs. Murphy
is lying In the Freedman's Hospital,
where she was rushed after the acci
dent. It is feared that if the news of
her daughter's death were told her it
might seriously affect her condition.
She is continually calling for "Ger
trude." Mr. Murphy, who was also injured
In trying to save his wife, is at the
Emergency Hospital. On account of
his age. seventy-eight, his condition
is more serious, but this afternoon It
was reported that he will recover.
The accident happened on Friday
when Miss Murphy found her mother
unconscious In a room filled with ga
bhp lit a match, and the explosion
which followed fired Mrs. Murphy's
clothes and the draperies In the room.
Mr. Murphy and his daughter received
their injuries In rescuing the uncon
scious woman.
The funeral of Miss Murphy will be
held tomorrow morning at the Church
of the Immaculate Conception at 8:30
o clock, when mass will be said. The
burial will ba private. Tim Murphy,
her brother, arrived in Washington to
day from Boston, where he was con
nected with a theatrical troupe.
Year Book Shows
Good Roads Advance
That 10.0u0 miles of good roads, more
than the total road mileage of France,
were built In the t'nlted StateR last
j ear, and that there are at present
over 1400,000,000 of good loads bonds is
sued and outstanding I shown by the
"Good Roads Year Book of the United
States." which has just been issued.
The book shows that whatever may be
the faults of the roads being built the
total amount of really good road which
has been built in 1912 is remarkable.
The statements In the er book are
based on repoit". fiom 73 per cent of
the eountlo In the I'nlted States, which
show most gra'lfjlng results in regard
to the toad qiicHon The realization
of the necessitv of having good roads
has gone all over the United States,
and fcountles. towns, and States are
going at the matter seriously.
The American Highway Association,
which Issues the year book, has for its
president Logan Waller Page, director
of the United States office of public
roads, and for the chairman of its ex
ecutive fo-nmltteo Piesldent Flnlav. or
the Southern Railway Companv
Wants Treaties Made to
Protect Migratory Birds
John II Wallace, same warden of Ala
bama, wants the United States Govern
ment to Immediately make treaties with
the other countries of the western hem
isphere for the protection of migratory
Such treaties would praclleullv he an
sxtenslon or 1he McLean bill, nasrod at
the last .session of Congress, which pro
vides for Federal protection of migra
tor." birds He aid not see President
Wilson ycstciday to urge his request but
will have an opportunity later.
Henry Lane .Wilson. American am
bassador to Mexico, stands charged
with moral responsibility for the assas
sination of President Madero and Vice
Piesldent Saurez of Mexico. This
startling accusation Is made In a
lengthy official document filed with tin
State Department here by Luis Maniu
Rojas. secret messenger of the Mader
Ista. second vice president of the Mexi
can house of deputies, and grand mastci
of the Grand Masonic Lodge of the
Valley of Mexico.
Rojas himself did not tarry thex sen
sational document branding Ambassa
dor Wilson. Instead he sent an eavo
whose name the State Department with
holds. Ambassado; Wllsop himself brand
the accusations of Rojas as .entirclj
false, and asserts that neither Madero
nor Saurez sought his protection, and
furthermore that they were considerec
safe. He labels as false the accusatior
that Huerta and General Diaz made th
American .embassy a place of mcctln;
for their conferences on the war situa
tion. Strangely enough, at aimost the tlm
when the Rojas charges were being en
tered. a delegation of American lesl
dents of Mexico" City were seeking ti
influence President Wilson to retair.
Ambassador Wilson their persona
Liit of Charges.
The charges against Ambassador Wli
son, as made by Rojas, are In par
1. That he wss responsible moral!,
for the political assassinations of Ma
dero and Saurez.
2. That he threw his influence as rep
resentative of the United States In fa
vor of an evident coup d'etat at the
time Mexico's destiny hung in the bal
ance. r
fZ. That the ambassador had oppor
tune knowledge of Hueita's plans
with General Diaz, and had time to
deal with the Maderlsta before the
Huerta attack was made.
4. That Mr. Wilson was manifestly im
partial In favor of a military reaction,
and that he had favored the rebels ever
since Felix Diaz's first uprising, as evi
denced by interviews with the Ameri
can press a proceeding that showed un
fitness for the post.
5. That Mr. Wilson, through personal
hatred of Madero. would not use his in
fluence, with the men of .the new gov
ernment In Madero's bemvlf. Rojas sjs
the Huerta regime would not have ig
nored .determined appeal from the
Ambassador, but that Wilson declined
to act even in the face of orders from
Washington, despite appeals of Mrs.
Madero and Mrs. guares, in spite of the
appeal of Rojas as grand Masonic mas
ter, and in spite of general Mexican
appeals for clemency.
Khsw of Plaa.
(. That Wilson knew Madero and
Buares were to be sacrificed on the pre
text of imperious political necessity, al
though the Huerta government had
promised the prisoners an opportunity
to leave the country If they would sign
their resignations.
"I. That Wilson, "like Pilatus." washed
his hands of the affair In mockery ot
the waiting Mrs. Madero and Mrs.
Suarez, when he learned the govern
ment was not to respect, the promise
of an opportunity to leave Mexico.
S. That Wilson showed double con
duct in his relations toward the new
born government and toward the wives
of Madero and Suarez.
9. That Wilson did not g'lve the United
8tates government accurate informa
tion of Mexican affairs, but. itistead,
always justified the victors.
10. That Wilson mixed into Mexican
politics to the extent of giving offense
to the majority of Mexicans.
11. That Wilson used means among
the American colony to affect hid re
tention as Ambassador, although this
would be "repulsive" after his part In
the latest political tragedy.
Kbox's Letter.
With the charges Rojas filed a letter
from former Secretarj" of State Knox
to him, saying that the State Depart
ment had Informed the Mexico City au
thoritlti several days prior to the death
of Madero and Suaiez that any unjust
or improper treatment of the president
find vice president would produce an
unfortunate effect in this country.
Ambassador Wilson, at Mexico City.
brands the charts as born in malice
with no foundation, and without the
possibility of any supporting proof. He
says that his relations with Madero
remawrci rnenaiy to tne last; that his
only relations with Huerta and Din
had the preservation of peace as their
object; that no request was ever made
to place Maacro jnu suarez under the
protection of the American flag; that he
believed the lives of Madero and Suarez
were safe. He Indicates that he did
all In Ids power to prevent the tragedy.
iVie Mexico City Americans, who call
ed upon President Wilson, urged the re
tention of Ambassador Wilson because
of his experience and because of his
ability to maintain good feeling between
the United States and Mexico. They de
clared that he will piomote American
Internet well. Secretary of State Bryan
I'fuseri to see the men as a delegation,
but only as individuals.
Bryan's Mind Is Open
To Charges Preferred
Against Ambassador
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Photo by G. V. Bu-k.
National Association of Civil Service Employes; in -Convention
Here, Decides to Strive for This Form of-Annuities Off i-'
ceri Will Try to Arouse Aid of Congress.
At the Slate Department todaj of
ficials would make no comment on the
charges against Ambassadoi Wilson.
That the department will not take r
cial cognlwnce of the romplainta un
less thcv are submitted later through
the Mexican embassy, howevei, seems
The department has had this subject
brfoie It previously through newspaper
channel1, and !t Is believed bv men
In touch with Slate Department affairs
that Secretan Krvan will not fall to
take recognition of the claims of th
Maderlft agent- and s nipathisori
sooner or later. His carl.v "cltan bih
of health" for Ambas-adoi Wilson, it
is thought, ha been snnifwhai altrii
In rcnt weeks, and their ! a po.ssi
b!lit thnt speedj aitiiu will v taken
In hie (.asc.
That th ?ecielirr iefued to ie
cognlz' the Amenca-i utleni of Alexin,
as a delegation in mhas-ador ilun
I'f-half is ronslde-ed ilcnl(l-int It Ik
lo a m.UtM of 1oni mmnieiu that li
declined to view picture tikrn affr
the killli.g oT Mpcle.n hlcli arr alrt
to be picjudiclal to th cause -f the
Mi. l!iv.in mind !s app imulv open
on the subject of Ambaadi ilfon
ictentlon 01 removal, hut thife signs
point to tlf rmol'ilon lhnt l.e ban
the matter updi voiHiIriation. nri-1
,-. r-j,t ti in? Ti h,-.f ft- i.lit.Mr 111
fineness at work to mar his pudgment
on the case. I
Straight out, non-contributory pen
sions are what the National. Associa
tion of Civil Service Employes will
work for. This plan was decided upon
and an organization -Ctected under the
name given before the convention, rep
resenting all civil service associations
idjourned Its sessions. Today the as
sociation has temporary officers, who
will serve until the" next convention is
held, nearly a year hence.
The non-contributory kind of pen
sions won the .ipprov-.nl of the conven
tion by a large majority following the
debate and discussion which took place
during the first sessions. When the
victory had been obtained a motion was
made to make it unanimous and this
carried with a hurrah, although some
of the contribution advocates said they
stlll felt that they were more likely
to get aid from Congress for this sort
of pensions than for the kind voted or
by the majority.
All Feel Confident.
The officers elected for the national
association represent different parts of
the country and members feel confident
that they will arouse civil service em
ployes In many parts of the countty
besides Washington and thereby arouse
more Congressional interest and sm
p.ithy than has heretofore been mani
fested. Many men with votes will be
enrolled in the membership of the Na
tional Association of Civil Service Em
ployes. The advocates of straight out pen
sions won by a vote of 9,22 to 503 for
ths so-called "half and half plan." The
vote was by proportional member
ship strength, each delegate being
allowed to cast as many votes as
there are members of the organization
he represents. Sixteen votes were cast
lor the "memorial plan." This pro
posed to memorialize Congress In the
matter of pensions without suggesting
the form of the pension grant. The
half and half men proposed that the
employes contribute one-half the retire
ment benefits to accrue.
Men Who Will Direct.
The National Association will be un
der the conduct of Andrew W. Mclee
of New York as president, with Charles
W. Lahr of Newport. Pa., as first vice
president. Other officers Include George
S. Boehm of Cincinnati. O.. second
vice president: William II. Tripp of
West Point. N. Y.. third vice president;
John J. pivlnnv of this city, secretary;
L U. Schwartz of Chicago, treasurer.
The executive board Is composed of
George T. Morgan of Philadelphia,
George T. Kleffner of Omaha; Ross
Keenan of Brooklyn. Charles W. Wright
of Baltimore: .LoulsMarcks of St. Lutils,
D. D. Caldwell 'of this city, and J- D.
One more vice president, the fourtn;
is yet to be elected. The constitution
stipulates that he must be an employe
of the customs service. The executive
board will fill the vacancy.
M. F. r O'Donoghue and Jacob W.
Starr, of ttiia. city, conducted,. the Hew
president to the chair. "-
Where the first- regular converttiin ot
the. new association is to he r-eld Is un
certain s.s yet Th$ 'executH e board will
be allowed to name the place and' the
date. A majority of the board seems
to favpr Washington.
The convention adjourned with many
of its members feeling happy over re
sults accomplished, in the fusing ot all
the societies and organisations repre
sented, and the agreement on one plan.
it is recognized, however, that a great
deal of work remains to be done. As
cording to President McKee, the most
Immediate essential "is the rousinc or
every civil service employe in the coun
try to the Idea of the necessity" of united
Pastor Tells McAdoo
Statesmen Are Godless
Some Washington clergj man the
name IS withheld at the Treasury Be
lieves that the statesmen are a more
or less godless set who do not go to
church regularly or at all. Writing Sec
retary mcaqoo. this divine asks for a
list of the members of the Senate and
House, saying that he Intends to write
each of them a letter pointing out that
they might legislate more wisely even
If not more expeditiously If they at
tended service at nis cnurcn eacn Bun
day morning.
A letter referrlnr the inquirer to the
Congressional Directory will be sent tomorrow.
Geological Survey
Sends Maps to Ohio
A big demand is being made on the
United States Geological Survey for
topographic maps of the flooded dis
trict in Ohio, a Complete set of the
maps was mailed today to John H.
Patterson, chairman of the Dajton re
lief committee, in response to request
from him. The f Committee expects
to find the tnai- C much use In Its
Evening Services in tbe Gburcbes
"AN OUTLOOK UPON THE TIME" "he Rev. Donald C. McLeod, Firit
Presbyterian Church, 7:45 p. m.
Church of the Covenant, 8 p. m.
"MASTERY OF ENVIRONMENT" The Rev. H. E. Brundsge, Eckinj.
ton Presbyterian Church, 7:30 p. m.
"USELESS WEALTH" The Rev. C. Everest Granger, Gunton-Temple
Memorial Church, 8 p. m.
"THE TREMBLING SINNER" The Rev. F. W. Johnson, Grace Baptist
Church, 7:45 P- m-
Swem .Centennial Baptist Church, 8 p. m.
"UNITING TWO WORLDS" The Rev. A. H. Thompson, Waugh Metho
dist Episcopal Church, 7:30 p. m.
"FROM PRISON TO THRONiS" The Rev. W. R. Wedderspoon, Foundry
M. E. Church, 8 p. m.
"AN EVENING OF POEMS" The Rev. James Shera Montgomery, Me
tropolitan Memorial Church, 8 p. m.
"CHOOSING A HUSBAND" The Rev. Samuel H. Woodrow, First Con
grcsational Church, S p. m.
Ripley, Holy Spiritual Church, 7:30 p. m.
"RISEN WITH CHRIST"" The Rev. E. W. Brcnneisen, Washington
Temple Congregation, .-, p. m.
"A GOSPEL SERMON" The Rev. Earlc Wiincy, Vermont Avenue Chris
tian Church, 8 p. m.
In all the riot of blossoms which hav '
burseohevl forth In Potomac Park wttM
In the last week, to make that tract
the, most gorgeous anywhere la th
jietrict, therr ia none which show morn
delicate beauty than the Moons oa tM
Japenese cherry trees which were ate
rented to the U.iUed States by the gov
-.'rnment of Japan a year ago. TMat
fragrant, beautiful trees are blooratnjjf
Jers for the first time. The river Urle
Yom the Virginia bride up to Twealy
slxtr street la fragrant with them. anA."
thousands have stopped their carriages
to admire the delicacy and beauty Of
the blooms. j. "
Unlike the-domestic cherry tha Ja
3rtrc variety Jeans more to bloom taA
It dos to fruit. The chief strength of
the trees seems-to be spent In pttittrii
foith tha. wonderful clusters of .blos
soms which cover the'llmbs. The tries .
have been plinttd for just a little mora
Uvan a year and of course have hot
obtained any beauty in regard to c3
roimation. The pruning kalfe hast pkk
opportunity to work toward symetry
and the branches spread awkwariiy
aioe the main stem.
BtosMSAs Are BeaitifuL
The blossoms, however, are as bau
ilful now as they wll be in yeaji'ta
rome and make theobserver fcrget UW
shape of the tree. In appearance &
0:00ms are a delicate pink shading
tTmost to white In some instaaeasV
.'avh cluster is made up of dozens of
ir dividual blossoms which are forsS-l
-omewhat like the wild rose.
A little over a year ago the Depart
ment of .Agriculture received a conslt
raent of several hundred cherry trsei
from Japan- One of the shipaseata
trees was found to be infected HS4
scale disease, and. far t ear U&t sB8
new tree plague might spreadfrom th
District, the heada of the, deffrtssent
considered destroying the wholf lot Jf
several hundred trees. Ctete txiwto-
tlon disclosed that the. trees slTectad
were in the minority, and. tepwed;
lng out 'the affected ones, the remainder
were planted. A)
The original Intention JP
the cherry .trees all over the District of
Columbia., but after the scale : waa MM
covered the plan was changed and
trees planted along the river bank Id
Pdtomac Park. In this location &&
are practically segregated, and. if .th
scale develops further. It will be a cess
paratlvely simple matter to keep .th
disease in a restricted area until It Is
stamped out.. -
Park Gay With Blooali.
Although the Japanese cherry bl; ,
soms are the most delicately beautiful
in the park., thai tract is now filled witA '
blossoms or every description. Troni
the ragged Scotch broom to the appli
trees almost evcrji color and shape tad
be seen. "The mild winter. combine
with almost ideal weather conditions fr
the development of blossoms' has madi
the; .blooms, more beautiful and larger,, t
than Tor severaf years. "" ' .
Particularly beautiful are two grpups
ot apple trijes alonp the western edge
?f the basin. Each group is of three
rces, and every tree Is well nigh per?
feet. Th blooms cover every limb with
an almost solid mass of delicate white.
Other groups of plum and native cherry
trees follow" close upon tht apples la c
point of beautv. and the whole comblh
to make Po;omac Tark fragrantly beau
tlful and riotous witn spring.
Secretary of Interior r
Adopts Office Schedule
Secretary.Lane is going to run by clock
work for a while because of tha pres
sure of business at the Interior Depart
ment. Mr. Lane has mapped up a dally
schedule which will be rigorously ap
plied on Cabinet days. The new.plsn
fon. the disposition of callers is as fol
low s:
D:13 a. m. to 11:3) a. m. will be devoted
exclusively to appointments with Sena
tors and Congressmen. .
11:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. will be devoted
to appointments made with the public
1 p. m. to 6 p. m. will be devoted en
tirely to formal hearings on depart-,
mental matters and conferences, with,
departmental officials.
On Cabinet days from 9:1 a. m. to
10:30 a. m. the Secretary's time will be
devoted to appointments made in aa
v ance.
Bryan and Judge Wade
Swap High Silk Hats
Secretary of State Bryan and Judge
Martin D. Wade, of Iowa, national com
mitteeman from that Stat, "swapped
hats by mistake comln gout or we
White House yesterday. The top piece
are 01 similar siyie ra iu.. ---
tlcal size but there is a siigni unw
ence, a difference which caused Mr.
Brian to make a hurried trip kack from
... c.... n.Mrfm.nl arul Mr. Wade lO
return from the Avenue in front of th
Judge Wade discovered, his mlstaka
" .ttund the inituur - --
pasted wiisuu nit .- -" ...ri
rested somewliat strangely and discern
tentediy on his cranium.
Knights of St. Godfrey
Elect King for New Year
lne year. Henry Fisher Ifrthe erowa
Brince s dney Leech la archbishop. ad
DavU Gate" the bishop. .The anju!
banquet of th order, which la com
posed of boys of the T. M. C. A., waa
followed by the election lastj nJ
Mrs. Albert X. Chesley waa
with a jeweled necklace and pendant
and red-letter testaments in honor e
regular attendance were nr,foatflLiJ
Jerome Sutherlln. Frank Ellis. Albert
Hersey and Skelton Higgle.
Y. M. C. A. Denies It
Has Nervous "Cure";
Ti- Young Men's Christian AssoU
tior disclaims all retentions of hainr
found a "cure for nervous diseases for
1 hlldren"; In the new physical exercise
foiir-ulalcd by Director JLaw. of ths
i.o dT.mmcnt. It simply alma to de-
'1 Uk nervous centers ot the splAal
..l..t-i. n.,l n, te Hi- th TtA aval AM .
UI'I'IMI 0'i .v w j .... ...... ,. -...
nd is making no "profession claim" of
. ji..i m m . A.tA
curing atactic wi eu? wu- .
-IMbI Nfo& Wtj: ,4tAS?lSlUt. AAVWtf f& .s-ir'Wi! .-- vt Jk&mtrl!iVv-i .

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