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THE WASHINGTON TBIES, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2t 1914.
r MtlBd$hm$toti tm PUBLISHED EVERT EVENING (Including- Sundays) By The Washington Times Company THE MUKSET BUIt.DfKG, Penna. Ave. 17RJfK. A. MCXSEY, President. 1L H. TITHERINGTOX, Secretary. C. H. POPE, Treasurer. One Tear (Including Sundayl. K.ZO. Six Months. H.7S. Three .Months, SCc Ectered at the postoffice at Washington. D. C, a second class mall matter. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1914. 0, RARE BEN JOHNSON! Perusal of the 'latest bulletins from the ringside inspires the reflection thfiU for a , political organization wanting that sort of men as chair men of great and dignified -committees charged with important public business, Ben Johnson must be just about the sort of chairman it wants. NEW ULSTER QUARREL. English statesmanship has failed so often in efforts to intervene in Ire land that it is not surprising the con ferences which it was .hoped would settle the Ulster question have turn ed out to be fruitless. There is an element in Ulster that refuses to be satisfied with anything short of the present close relations with the par liament in London, and which utterly repudiates the very thought of domi nation In any form from Dublin. " With the Unionists standing by this element, the demand fora now elec tton to test the opinion of the coun try suggests a means of escape. But Premier Asquith being resolved to prevent an election until an over whelming public sentiment calls for it, m impasse appears to have been reached. Meanwhile, time may be expected to offer some hope, even if faint, of ultimate agreement Civil war in wentieth century. Jreland, with the power of England arrayed against those fighting to maintain close union with her, would be a spectacle from which the world could well be spared. - CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL. The best available information In dicates that the effort to reverse the high school construction, program has failed completely. There will not even be a serious delay by rea son of the effort of Senator Lane and a few local mischief makers to get the subject reopened. Congress, with due deliberation deliberation, in fact, that marked its consideration of the subject for two years decided in favoVofbe 053- mopoiiian , type 01 uigu scnooi, ana provided the jnoney to build- it Congress knew what it was "doing. It was not fooled, or misled, or man ipulated. It took theTbtt in its own teeth and ran away from the very people who, in that regard, were try ing to manage it It decided that bet ter educational work' would be done, better administration would be pos sible, less expense would be necessi tated if a great central combination school were created; and it so or dered. That was all there was to "the mat ter, excepf that it may be worth while to add that today Congress is more strongly in favor of the big cosmopolitan school than it ever was before, and that the people of Wash ington, having had their attention lrawn to the issue, are of the same mind. THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN. There is not much basis for dis agreement in the message of Presi dent Wilson, and nobody seems se riously disppsed to disagree. He has stated generalizations, rather than details of policy and program.. When me bills with the details come up lor consideration, the disagreements will be reached. But there is not going to be very much disagreement The country nnd business are ready to accept the inevitable, Whether the President jnfends to have a trade commission and also an administrative commis sion two in much" the same field is a vary unimportant detail. That there is going to be a trade commis sion. and that tlje 1administratie functions suggested by the President n-e going to be lodged with this or with some other commission is rea sonably certain. Interlocking directorates are to go. Certainly.; the directors themselves 3ro beginning to attend to that be fore there has been even a dralt of a law of compel. The President will beheard from in further detail as to his general plan for managing- the relations of business and government It 1s un derstood tb&b'Sfe will have a series of .messages developing various aspects ct the problem. For a leader who has come tri umphant from so long a string of conquests, President Wilsonls spirit In his message Is admirable. He t;pca,kft today friendly words about the 'monopolists and conspirators of yesterday. Ho pays tribute to their honorable efforts to square them selves with the law, where only u eliort while ago nobody would ever liaye .called such a thing by a less fragrant term than "taking their nrediclne." He-promises that -the I ' Government will neither destroy nor disturb business. If there is to be punishment it shall be upon the men , doing the unlawful business, not the business itself. Mr. Wilson encourages the Ameri can people to look forward to bright days and good things because "the( antagonism between business and Government is over," and because, though there arc to be business re adjustments to fit the new conditions, they are to be "as few, as slight, as easy and simple as possible in the circumstances, nothing essential dis turbed, nothing torn up by the roots, no parts rent asunder which can be left in wholesome combination." He is quietly comforting, but strongly optimistic. He Is the con fident master- of the situation, but moves very softly. There is no doubt this is what the country wants. FREE TRANSFER FACTS. Can the street railways in Wash ington afford to give free universal transfers? They ins!st that they cannot. Their lawyers assured the Public, Utilities Commission that free trans fers would be confiscation of their property. They will fight free transfers to the last ditch, in the courts, on this con fiscation theory. The confiscation argument is worth examining. Away back In 1902 there was talk about free transfers in this town, and it was me with the same reply: Free transfers meant confis cation, and would therefore be un constitutional. Suppose that was actually true in 1902, is it true -now? , If it wis true in 1902, and is still true, will it always be true? Will it always be true, quite regardless of increases in the earnings and profits of the corporations, or of the infla tion of their capitalization? Everybody knows that as a legal defense against giving transfers, that will always be the case. If the companies were making 100 per cent dividends a year and free transfers were going to rtduce these 1 to 90 per cent, there would yet be J the same lugubrious wail about con fiscation. The other day the Census Bureau issued some data which is peculiarly Illuminating. It concerns the elec tric railways of the District, and their development from 1902 to 1912. Hero is the essential fact set forth: In 1912 the street cars carried 47,- 937,297 more revenue passengersthan in 1902. That was an increase of 72.5 per cent Think xrtHat! The, number or revenue passengers almost doubled; yet the railroads still point out ex actly as they did in 1902, that' to ex act free transfers from them would be ttf confiscate their property! If. in 1902, they had been asked how much more business they must Jiave in order that they might afforj to give free transfers, would they have dared insist on 72 per cent more? If the business of these companies approximately doubles itself again in the next decade, will they still have the nerve to insist that they are just squeaking along on the verge of bankruptcy, and that to, give free transfers would deprive tbem of their property? Of course, it is perfect nonsense to talk about confiscation; or, indeed, to talk any other "reason" why the town should not have universal transfers. A Cold Air School. An experiment was made to deter mine JJiP valup of cold fresh air in a Philadelphia s -hoolroonj. Thf- -in-'iou- weie opened ..t top and botinm. Steam was shut off. except on Uava vlim the temtiiTatuie ill bNov. 45 degrees, the children, of com e, vor-; extra wrapr- and had fiequunt drills and exercises, progress in 1,. alth ani cholarshlp was compared ith that of other pupils of the iam'- divide in a room heated and enti!dtd cnril Ing to the usuifl method The pupils In mfith rooms, v.--re children from the same lt'nd of hornet, so that th2 test vas us fair as nsslbl . Pi.pIU in the open-window room gamed in v.-eijrht on an average more than those In the warm :ilr room. They were more alert, tree from daj dreaming, qultke:. to It am, needeJ less review vork anc vere betiir behaved. Health Culture. Blames Wife's Dress. In answer to Ins wife's petition for malntenar.ee. Emanuel Mk-haelson, a tailor, informen the District s'imrM f Court today that e had properly pro- viueu lor ner ana mat tie K-paratlo:. was du" to the fa-t Mie had iefu-ed to .ait on a customer. He .iudl she was "extraagantl- fond or dress am? that he had made her manj tailor-mac-tuiU, which she had given to one o' l.er five sisters, after wearing them u short time. Concert Today By the U. S. Soldiers' Home Band Stanley -Hall, at 3:30. p. m. JOHN S. ."U. ZIM.MERMANN. Director. llarch. "l-turcntlan" Overture. "ComraJcs ....Lairendeau in Arms" Giuenualu Two German songs: , (a) "Was Du Iaebst das Hulte Innlg" Lincko (b) "Dein Ei-ster KusV Klaass Selection, "Sari"' Kalmann (Dcr SCIescunerprunea). lntermczo. "M'JSlcoii Kls'cu ' Robe is Exccrnla from "Tiie Doll Giir .Ke.-n Unale, "Kolies-rbcrgerc"... I.lnckc "The Starpanglcd Banner. ' The Silver Lining Edited By ARTHUR B&Ml ftcr readine the President's advice on how to deal w ith the trusts, the beat thing to do Is not to deal with them at all. Inhabitants of full dress suits and high hats, leaving the club about sev eral o'clock In the morning, should be oognlzant of the fact that the buoys at Chicomuxcn creek and Jenifer fiats have been removed and replaced with spars. James C. McShane, of Chicago, de sires to represent Illinois in Congress. All right. James, send in your weight, height, and ring record. REPLACING THE BUOYS IN THE POTOMAC WITH SPARS IS A POR TION OF THE COAST SURVEY'S WORK. FURNISHING THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES W I T H SPARS SEEMS TO BR THE TASK OF THE MEMBERS THEMSELVES. Anti -American feeling in Mexico is growing less In many quarters. Mucho Bueno! But wo hear that Mexfcan quarters are only worth a thin dime. The suffragettes who are going to give a minstrel show are going their English sisters one better. They arc going to blacken their faces. The militant Brtt- onettes have been satisfied with black ening eyes only. The latest "rider" for the House to pass on Is a twin "rider." The rjremen and police desire to be free riders. Exhibition of works of artist who paints with his palette knife. Hero's hoping that he doesn't eat with it Agitation in New England for ten cent meals. Everybody is satisfied. Why raise the prices? THE OLDEST INHAB SEZ "Alius noticed that th feller who spoke last kin alius remem ber th' biggest blizzard." MAIL BAG .From The Time. Readers.) To the Editor of TUB TIMES: I was glad to read In your paper the account you made of the auto death toll In the District of Columbia. It mny cause drivers to be more careful in the future. I never knew a more distressing ac cident than the killing of that beauti ful little child. Hilda Johnson. She was so widely known and beloved. I never knew the little mother, but have understood that she is almost & complete wreck. Tnrougn your paper you can 00 ijood "among- nUiomobillsts through the yeaf-oy urging "them to be careful. SUBSCRIBER. Washington, Jan. :o,,35Jl Editor Times: The cartoon in your issueof to day was, considering prcsent-day conditions in Washington, admirably conceived. Sad, Indeed, is the fate of the Government clerk coming to Washington on a salary of j3w, or even $1,300. with the expectation of raising a family as a typical family of a typical American citizen should be raised. In the vernacular. "It can't be done." With perhaps one exception, the press of Washington has freely used its editorial columns In an ef fort to bring before Congress the need of better salaries for Govern ment clerks, but without any ap preciable result. Not that Congress is parsimonious did not Congress take cognizance of the increased cost of living, and advance its own sal ary SO per cent? a merited advance, no doubt. But the needs of that class of human beings (for I main tain a Government clerk is human) which makes up. the greatest part of Washington population are never serlouslj considered Of course, they (the clerks) cannot expect to be treated on a par with the Govern ment's "favorite son," the rural carrier. But the time will come when Congress must realize the needs of these people, and give relief hi an "onward revision" of salaries. The thanks of all the Government rlerk3 are due to the newspapers of this city for the Interest they have tried to create in this matter. It Is to be hoped that the business men of the city will inaugurate a move ment to urge upon the Government officials prompt and full considera tion of the matter, for I feel sure that the President is favorably dis posed toward the rank and file of workers from a humanitarian standpoint The salaries paid married workers are utterly inadequate. Thousands of men arc struggling to bring up families on incomes which barely permit of ex-Istence even for a single perron When sickness comes, with its attendant expenses increase of family, v. Ith another mouth to feed, there Is no advance In salary, of course, and then follows debt, bor rowing, dlrgrace. and dishonor often worte In my many years of sen-ire I have seen many case of this kind, and tliej are on the in crease Something must be done, and If the matter is properly pre sented, the fair minds In Congress can be made to take the proper action. Keep up our good work In our behalf. TYPICAL. CLERK. Mine Inspection Cuts Cost of Coal in Lives Eerv hundred million short tons of coal produced in tne United States in 11012 cost -129 lives in mine accidents, or !a total of 2.360 lives, for a production 'of 550.000.000 abort tons of oal, ac cording to a report jubi isfuei ov uie Bureau of Mines. Department of the Interior This loss of life in propor tion to the number of millions of tons mined. 4.29 per rrnt, is the smallest -in the rccoid-s available ut thy burcuti. In 1S07 it boared to ti 93 pel cent. The actual numbei tit lives lo&t in '"12 was less than in an picWous ; car ulnee 1S9C. VI hill 2.116 men lot their lives in and mound coal infne3. In I!i07, ,tli number of deaths i cached l.l'J". "Vet, with a smaller lots of life, the produc tion of coal In ii: .u tne greatest in the countrj's history. "This genenU Improvement. ' sj tin reDort. "has leen brought ibout bj .1 t-omblnstloii of causes, tin- pri-ieipal one Of which hns been mrr; ellleiet .,r,i effective mine inspection. :.mplementel bv cicater caje on th" r'i "f both the operators anl the mitK-s. The renoit declares, lion c Pi. thai a ! htill greater decrease In the number of I killed aril inju-ed. If proper care will be exercised by opevatprs. Mipei-intcn-drnts and b the miners thcnwclves, v. Ill tesult. Times Tiny .&:. t j.y ," ; -sr. JS1' x. x J s ..m aWVav j .. && jrrstc M4&MUuX'7CaH& igyo .TtOAy jers yfw4v ONDON BRIDGE, the most j the Thames, Connecting the SCENES IN LONDON No. 12. j ap jgp Hf 5v?V . ' y O- " "jTt mt 1 r $"yTTI - y . K &i a 4H lMtBH opening of Tower Bridge it' was the nearest of the bridges ' to the sea. It was designed by John Rennie and built by his sons, 1825 31. The daily traffic across the bridge is estimated at 100,000 pedes trians and 20,000 vehicles. Five Anti-Trust Bills Prepared FIVE ANTI-TRUST BILLS OF THE PRESIDENT Interstate trade commission -of five with annual salary o'f $10,000 each. Prohibiting interlocking directorates in interstate corporations, railroads, and national' banks. Defining explicity what constitutes criminal1 conspiracy in re straint of trade. ' Defining general trade relations in' interstate business to pre vent discrimination. Empowering the Interstate Commerce Commission to direct finances of railroads. President Approves Committee Measures for Intro duction to Congress Fight Over Trade Com mission Expected. The five brothers," President Wil;rnan of the Senate 'ommittee: Con- son s anti-trust bills, which are ex-1 . , . - , li i .i. tti.j pectea to cna monopo.j .r.-u.-j. u States, are ready for Introduction- in Congress. Tiiey win oe wrarameo bills." and. the President hopes, non- t iMHM. I!. tk-.iiirr..n,i.ittr- rTncv measures the Pr-n eat will' be; rency measures, me pr.-iueai win oc speaK jor iiiem aiiun .'"ui i'"" In Conercss. Tho hills may be lntroiucea today ocl tomnrrnw Thev were atmroved- -it a . tomorrow. They were approved- at a White House conference last i.ight that threatened to interfere with the digni fied state dinner to the Diplomatic Corps. Congressman Henry r. Clay ton, chairman of the House Judiclaary. Committee; Senator Xewlands, .Jchair- Getting at the Inside Dope" on Storms, Frosts, and Floods Many people have an Idea that thcte is something mysterious and occult about the work of the Weath er Eurcau In forecasting the corning storms, frosts and floods. Not a few think that the observers must ncn-sbarily get their data by reading the planets, the stars, and the moon. Asa matter of fact the forecaster of the Bureau foretells the coming of aliturbanccs in a businesslike way. very similar to that in which a man '2X3 ordered a shipment of goods would estimate the date of its ar rival. V ippose a business man had or dered a carload of pineapples from the Hawaiian Islands. He would know the average time it would take the steamer to make the trip to tho Pacific port, the average time, for unloading and loading into rcfrigcra toi cars, and the average number of days to be allowed these cars for Jhe.r trip across the continent lo Xev York. His estimate, however, wo ilu be subject to ei ror . because the steamship might be delayed by los. or the ars might meit with an e,- dent. Storms, like puuapplcs, as a rule, do not oilgiiiitte in the I'nlteil States. They oine to us, somc fioin the Philippines, Japan. Sibeiia. Alaska, f'unada, or the Gulf of JIcjl ico. The Weather Bureau gets cubic, telegraphic, or wireless notico of a foreign btoiin. Station utter station, or vessel after vessel, rcpoits the storm's arrival in Its neighbor hood, so that the general direction ard i ate of progress can be dctir n lined vciy cai Ij. In fact, the ai Hval of "joinc stoiins can be foretold t-n days In udvance. The forceasters watch for tho legion of low barometer, which Is the .storm center around which tho winds blow. Tills whirl or eddy irovea bodily forward with the gcu eial eastward drift of about 6.V) miles a il-y in our latitudes. As tho lines of oqual pressure dsob:irs) around tile low eentC! crowd closet together, tne winds attending the Monn in crease in foice The foiccastcr de termines the direction of movement of the stortn and its velocity When weather disturbances arc re Travelettes - wKpxtm, important bridge m London, spans City with the borough. TJntil the Kreasinen iiriin oj virgnia and Floyd of Arkansas, part iciria ted m th -nn fcrencc. Today they admitted that the general draft of the Measures his been opproveu, ana mat they are to bo ex pedited. It Is the D.an to haveTirief Intnt tiMr, llrfn the 8u.eeJ slation by the -judiciary committees. Then the bills are to ue approved m caucus by the -Democrats and rushed throuch. ' Th.' "big fight will come on the trade commission. Kepublicans and certain Democrats are already it-;.-t:nir that this commission will be In a Dosition to p'ay politics; that the saiary of $10,000 annually Is too much, and ti at, like the now defunct Commerce Court, it would wterrcre with raiher than ex pedl,te business. ported, the forecasters know from experience about how long It takes thf in to reach the Pacific coast and then how long after they will reach the Atlantic coast For example, i! a storm coming from Siberia drifts eastward around the North Pole and reappears in Alaska It should appear in Washington and Oregon in about two days: should get to tht. Great Lakes in six days and to the Atlan tic Coast in seven or eight days. Unexpected conditions may' delay jlorms or divert them from the straight track just as a refrigerator car may be thrown off its schedule or be shipped by accident on a wrong toad. Some, of these storms deplete themselves by running Into regions of high barometer which are of greater magnitude and extent than the -storm Itself Some of them, however, travel completely around the world. To keen tab on cold waves that como, into the United States from Canada and Alaska the Weather Bureau studies the Canadian weath er repoits. England sends reports Horn Iceland, tho British islands and Continental Km ope. anu dallv eporta come from St. Petersburg on the conditions in Russia and Siberia The same businesslike system used in ti-aclnc; the track of a stoim is ofPfrostsln Ict,rmln'"K liie arrival riood forecasts are made in much the Mime way Inform itl-m as to the amount of rainfall u the head waters of streams that .a.-se flood are covered by telegraphic reports sent by local obseiviK. As this rain reaches the main Oiai.r.ei. "ho height of water In Die .hannel I3 de- """'"' ". nucccsbivc p.-.n-iti .. tious. x-aot ni-orus cslali . i,. much a height. :i ty .,f tv.em. .. at Oulmiiuc, IOWll. Wilt r..l,.rt.. ... TljiAiirutrl -i n.i I.a.. ....-., . "I" ..-c. w.'i'u-... uiiuiiiur -Lauon eialitv miles doun the .Mississippi. ti.Y, plan is followed- all the way down the river, and at each point full al lowance is .made for Mic cffectB of water from tributaries, and from additional and local rainfall .3 a lesult of tliC3c observations' in the rCccnt flood, the ueoole uf Cairo had waruliis a week or ten days In advanc-. The I'ittabu yh district can he given onlv wel-o to twen t -four hours' notice, bccj.use a flood is upon them" . tthln twentv foui hours after a heavy rainstorm. wfervgie. ' a .Gossip of Society BV JBAK BhlOT Again a debutarite i3 scheduled on the social calendar. It has seemed an age since a, social butterfly was welcomed lr.to'WashIrigton' society; but it has been only a Jow short weeks. But Jhen.. the days, have been so. full -of large official receptions, dinners and affairs of that sort, that they have scampered at a" frightful pace. Jils8 Eleanor Knowland. daughter of Congressman Joseph R. Know-land, of California and Mrs. Knowland, is the bud of today. She will be presented by her mother this afternoon at a tea. At -their home inill street, from 1 until''! o'clock, Mrs. Knowland and Jier young daugh ter will recelvo unassisted, the fprmer wearing- a wonderfully beautiful gown i of AmaryJIs pink velvet, trfemed wjth sliver lace. 'This "is tho very" newe3t shade of pink, and it is so pretty! MI3S ' Knowland wTTll wear delicateyplnk chlf,-4 ion over, sawn, Willi toucnes or cream lace and white fUr.rMrn. Knbwland will carry the most Attractive old-fashioned round bouquet of blossoms, and the bud will .carry anarnifulof Klllarney roses. Assisting in entertaining and- in the dining- room will be 'the. wives of tho California delegation In, the Senate add House,, their daughters, iand a number of other Congressional folks, airs. ,-A. F. Eechteler and Mrs." tWilllam It. "Wheeler, of'San'Franclsccaisb will ai blst. S ,- ' The President-'and 'Mrs. "Wilson en- . .1... i.---.. . V teriainea -aiiOne oti tne,: largest, tunner. parties ofi the season rtast'eVening when thev-'gave tbettirsp state' dinnec partr"ot the; series m tnree., jXo meniDers ot the TJlril6ma.tlc ConJk Wtre th Jionor guests; 'and, Ufa'Brfttih.anibassador. Sir, iwCcii Dpnng-niyezsTVi 'Iv- oiuy am bassadorial -representative of a -foreign power wlthv. which the American1 Gov ernment maintains, diplomatic 'relations who was not present. ' " - French trumpet Jonquils and Far. iayence ferns formed the table decora-- lions. The guests rtvere: The Ambassador of France andllrae. JusEcrand. The Ambassador of -Germany and Countess von Bernstorff. The ambassador of Turkey. The ambassador of Italy. The Ambassador ol Brazil and lime. da Gama. The Ambassador of Itussia and Mme. Bakhmetcff.' The ambassador of Japan.. The Ambassador of Austria-Hungary and Mme. Dumba. The Ambassador of Spain and Mme. Riano. The Minister of Costa Rica and Mme. Calvo. s The minister of Portugal. The Unistcr of Bolivia and Mme. Calderon. The minister of Venezuela. The minister of Switzerland. The Minister of Norway and Mme. Bryn. The Minister of Argentine and Mme. Naon. The Minister of Uruguay and Mme. de Pena. .The Minister of Belgium and Mme. riavenith. The minister of Guatemala. The Minister of the Dominican Re public and Mme. Peynado. The Minister of Peru and Mme. Pezet.' Tae Minister of Sweden and", Mme. Ek'engren. Tho minister of Colombia. The minister of Honduras. The minister of Denmark. The minister of Paraguay. The Minister of Panama and Mme. Morales. The Minister of Nicaragua and Mme. Chamorro. The minister of Haiti. The minister of Salvador. The Minister of the Netherlands ar.d Mme. van Rappard. The minister of Slam. The Charge d' Affaires of Persia and Mme, All Kull Kahn. The charge d'affaires of Mexico. The charge d'affaires of Greece. Tho Chinese charge d'affaires and Mrs. Chang. The Chargo d'Affaires of Cuba and Mme. Vegd. Calderon. The Secretary of State and Mrs. Bryan. Senator Augustus O. Bacon. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. Congressman Henry D. Flood. C ngressman and Mrs. Henry A. Cooper. The Counselor fr the Department of State and Mrs. Moore. The Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. Osborne. The director . general of the Pan Ame.ncan Union. Mrs. MacDonald Sheridan. Mlso Genevieve Clark. Miss Elena Kirmes. Miss Wilson. Miss Klcanor Wilson. Mi?s Helen W. Bones. IJcut Comdr. and Mm. Needham I. Jones. Another lunciieon party of today is ono being given by Mrs. Benjamin Mi cou at her home In Twenty-first street for Mn. E. K. Campbell, wife o: the new Chief Justice of the Court of Claims. Ferns and pink canations are being used by Mrs MIcou for the table decorations and covers are laid for a dozen guests. " Congressman and Mrs. Robert H. Git tins, of New York, will have a little tea and dauee at the Shoreham this afternoon. They will be the guests of Mrs. Etha Patterson Griffin and tho other guests will be Mrs. Theodore H. Ti'Icr. Mr. Goldsmith, and Philip Clancy, of New York. Mrs. Glttlns has just returned to V ashlngton from her home up at Ni agara Falls and she and Mr. Glttln.s are again established at Congress Hall. 4. Mrs. 12. L. Robertson, national tec retary of the Florence Crlttenton Mis sion, will entertain the Wheel Club at luncheon tomorrow at 307 C strcct. In the afternoon, from 3 until 6 o'clock tho board of managers will receive at 21S Third street, when Mr3. Kate Waller Barrett, the national president, and Mrs. Hazzard. of New York, will be the honor guests. Mini. Helen Kendall, of New- ork. and Mrs. G. John&ton. of Washington, were the guests In honor of whom Mr.. R. L. JnhnHtiin elitertrifnril .it n luncheon yesterdaj at tho La Grande ' Apartment. ; Mrs. Philip Henry cntei tamed a Partj nt lunelicuii today lor he.r niece. Miss Vera Henry, of London, who Is s-peiidlng a fortnight in Washington. - The Austrian Aniba.sador an,l Mme. Dumba entertained at a brilliant litm-h- r.on today at tho embassy In compliment to Hia Lmlnence, Cardinal Gibbons. jTODAV'S debutante 0sHPpS4 I HBEIHk. 'r tEu Pv if jKHkJ if . . 1DSS EtEAKOH .KNOWrAND Who will be introduced this afternoon i ' iy her mother at a. tea. w,;AT HOMES - MrsLane. wife of tho Secretary- of the Interior, will receive . this afternoon from 3 until 6 o'clock ,and will have as sisting her '"Mrsr Borah,- Mrs. OHie James, Mrs. Joe Robinson,. Miss Lippltt, Miss Elizabeth X.ea. Mrs. Charles Far ter, Mrs. Edward ;Kcatlng ilrs. Hunter Moss, 'jr.,. Mrs. Howard .Sutherland, Mrs. James Byrnes. Mrs. Hugh, C Wal lace, Mrs. Barton Payne. Mrs-Nathaniel Francis, Mrs. Thomas Sena, .Mrs. .Lath rop Brown, -And Miss Maury. Mrs. JosepV.Brfetaw, .wife of Sen ator BristowoC Kansas, will not re ceive tomorrow, but will be at home on January 29. . ..H-J Mrs. Eakih43adsb"y will ndt-receive tc raorrow,but .wilL-he at hoaia "f or ths last tlme'on January a. ! Mrs. Robert L. Owen, wife of Sen ator Owen of Oklahoma, , will bo at home tomorrow at her residence, 1731 K street. ' -. J. Mr?. F. Tudor B. Harris will- receive tomorrow afternoon, at 5 o'clock, at her residence 1T03 Rhode Island avenue. . -2 Mrs. SidwcU will be at home tomor row, and will have -vlth her MrsT-.Robert "Walker. Miss Edith Walker and Miss Cornelia Walter, of Loudoun county, Va. Mrs. W. r. Jackson will receive to morrow. Miss Smith, sister' of the Rev. Dr: Herbert Scott,. Smith.. wilL receive to morrow afternoon. ? ilrs. James Dudley Morgan and Miss Morgan will receive tomorrow afternoon and again on January Z), at 913 McPhcr S3i Square.- Mrs. Daniels, .wife -of the Secretary of the Navy. -will receive this afternoon at Incrle-OaJr. assisted bv Mrs. Nathan T "Bryan, Mrs. William Alden Smith. Mrs. A. wv Bagley, Mrs. South Trimble, Mrs. i'eter uoeiet Gerry, Mis3 red a. Bat ten. Mns. William E. Williams. -Mrs. William Corcoran Hill. Mrs. Winter- halter, Mrs. Ninnic Heywood Bagley, Mrs. Moore., of Atlantic Cltyr Miss Katherine Overman, and Miss Ntnta Lockwood Jones. Mrs. Ralph-E.-Galllnferof 2113 O street, will not receive tomorrow, but will be at home the following Thursday. i Boston's Custom House. Unique among" public buildings in America is the new custom bouse which !a being erected in TBoston. It fs to bo a tower. Zt& feet high, and In design Js virtually a monument to crown the pyramrdai skyline of the city. The old pyramidal shape of the city, with tho golden dome of the State House at its apex, has been destroyed by the build ing of skyscrapers. Boston's building laws now forbid the erection of privato structures more than 125 feet high, and tlie new custom house Is designed to rise above Its surroundings and form the dominating feature In any view ot the city. Popular Mechanics Magazine. What's on the Program in Washington Today Meetings, evening: Masonic Washington Centennial Lodge No. 11; Osiris. No. Si. and East Gate. No. 34. Columbia Chapter, No. 1; Brlghtwood, No. 9, Roval Arch. Po tomac Commandary. No. 3, Knights Templar. Armene Chapter. No. S, Eastern Star. Odd Fellows Eastern Lodge. No. 7; Harmony. No. 9; Friendship, No. 12. and Federal City, No. 20; annual ses sion and election of grand officers. ML Nebo Encampment, No. 6. Dorcas Lodge, No. 4. and Martha Washing ton, No. 3. Rebekah. Knights of Pythias ML Vernon Lodge. No. 5. and Union. No. 22. Friendship Temple. No. 9. Pythian Sisters. ' Board of education meeting; Franklin School. 3:20 p. m. Colonial dinner, old Calvert Mansion, S P. m. Concert b United States Soldiers" Home Uaud, Stanley Hall. Soldiers' Home, 3:30 p. ro. Meeting secretaries of Y. W. C. A., 936 V street northwett, 3-U p. m. "At home." Gymnasium Club, Y. W. C. A.. 93S V street northwest. S p. m. Meeting in interest of clubhouse and gymnasium for southeast Washington, M2 Virginia avenue southeast. S p. m. Meeting Gen. M. Emmet Urell Camp, No. 9, U. S. W. V.. Eleventh and E streets northwest. S p. m. Annual ladies" night entertainment. District Socict, S. A. R.. Rauscher's, S p m Entertainment National Library for the Blind, 1729 H street northwest, S li. in. Entertainment. National Library for Blind. 17.9 II street northwest fc p m. , Amusements. National "Joseph and llh Brcthre.i," mill s p. in. Columbia "Shaiiiecii Dhu." S:15 p. m. Bel.tsco-- "The Family Cupboard." ;;;j) mill fc:20 n. Polls- "The Nmctv and Kmc," 2:13 a,i a:'5 p. ni. ' AiMtleiii "In Old Kcntuckv.- 8:13 p. n Keith's Vaudeville, 2:15 ami S:13 p. m Cosmos Vaudeville, continuous. Cas'no Vaudeville, afternoon and eve nin: Gayity- Burlesque, 2 13 and S.li p. ra. Arcade-Dancing evening. The News in Tabloid FOR BVaY READERS GOEKAL. rvfends of Federal Judge Specr, un d'.rjsclng an Impeachment Investiga tion bys a, congressional committed at Macon, Ga., stated today that he will tako the stand In person to deny charger, of alleged misconduct. Speer will wait, it Is said, until all charges are submitted, b .about 10 witnesses, and will furnish a dramatic finale of the Inquiry- Alleged use. of drugs by Judge Speer was probed today by the comuiiitec "Tha Woman Thou Gavest Me," ly ,Halt Calne. will be freed from the ban . which tho Mercantile Unrary. at Phll I adclphla. has placed on 1L, If fifty recit ers requtst the boolc m writing. Cold storage advocates took their own medicine at a M? banquet at Philadel phia. A guinea hen killed last Septem ber, cream and strawberries datlnsr back to May and the like were served to each dinner. Heads of big game killed abroad bv Amerlcan hunters, with or without horns or 'antlers, will "be admitted free of tariff duty, according to a ruling Just made by Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Hamlin. The hearing on the location of the- Federal reserve banks adjourned at. I Chicago after a two days-' session and tho secretaries went to bl Louis. Unitefl States Envoy Lind and Seaor Flores Magon were saldyto be discuss ing terms at Vera Cruz by which the support ol President Wilson would be enlisted; the- tentative program con templating the resignation of Hcerta to enable him to take the field against the rebels and the election, ot Francisco de la Barra to the Presidency of Mes .lcd. George "Ws Perkins deplored lonjc Democratic domination In the SouU. and said two political parties were need ed to relieve the stagnation and poverty of "that section. Executors ot the Altaian Foundation, chief beneficiary of Benjamin Altaian. New York: merchant, prepared to resist efforts ofc the .-State comptroller to Im pose an Inheritance transfer tax; con tending, the bequest was for charity. President "White criticised the govern ors or7 Colorado and. West Virginia for their .attitude toward strikers; before the convention of the United Mine Workers at Jndlana polls, where it de veloped the union had a etrfke fund of J3.O0O.O0O. 0XEIGX.. J Lord StraUicona and ML Royal. Ugh commissioner for Canada, aged ninety three, died at London today. Now that the Wagnerian copyrights- of "ParsifaL- "Goetterdamraerung and "Siegfried" have explreL,cheap editions of these famous works are beln- put out by many London publishers. For 75 cents it is possioie. to ootain a vocai and piano forte score of "ParsifaL" Ambessador and Mrs- Penfield were formally presented to the official so ciety ot Austria-Hungary at the am bassadors reception, or what Is known at the Austrian court as the "recevi menta." Francis de Pressense, aged sixty years, an eminent French political writer, who was for a. few months In 1SS0 secretary ot the French embawy at Washington, died In Paris yesterday. The Haitien government troops were routed by tho rebel forces after a terri fic battle that lasted two hours. The Montreal .Dally 3lail dharges members ot tho legislature at Quebec with bribery and corruption, and recom mends that an Investigation committee be appointed. - "Winston Churchill today Issued an em phatic contradiction of the statement that the board of admiralty would re &in if the first lord of the admiralty met with defeat in the Cabinet on his naval policy. ,' The imperial chancellor. Dr. von Beth-mann-HoUweg. has requested legal pro ceedings against his son, Frederick: - on Bt-thmann-HoIlweg. who Is now in America, on tne charge of forgery, ac cording to a statement curculated In Berlin by the Founder News Agency; 10CAJU Democrats and Republicans in- Con gress Joined in praise ot .President WJI son's message, in which he made clear the Govcrnment's.-attitude of friendli ness to the nation's buslnessjnteresta. President "Wilson, in a conference at the White House last night, approved four anti-trust bills soon to be Intro duced. Stokowski Scores Hit At Second Concert Here At tho second symphony concert ot the Philadelphia Orchestra, gYvea a tho National Theater yesterday" afternoon. a complete Wagnerian program .was presented. Admirers of Director Sto kowski who had been aniloua to-Tstudy him in the handling of heavy composi tion were morc-than satisfied. His read ings were full of force, vigor, and as surance. NoAjnore -keenly revealing numbers could have been chosen.for this program makes a telling demand upon the capabilities ot-the conductor. Florence Hinkle, the American so prano, displayed a pure-toned full soprano voice, pregnant with color of a lighter sort but lacking tho resonant quality which la demanded , by. Wag nerian music. At -times she seemed to realize the dramatic demand and made a noble effort to meet It. but. througn no fault of her own. or that of the conductor, she did not at .times rise to the full power of the score. Her performance was not In the least un pleaslng, however, and it would be a rare pleasure to hear her in something more suited to her voice. The overtures to both "Lohengrin and "Tannhauser1 were given In a man ner which reflected credit upon the ability of Director StofcowskL He vlls plaved judgment and tact in his cre scendos. "Elsa's Dream." from "Lohen grin." and "Elizabeth's Prayer." from Tannhauser." by Miss Hinkle. were "ex quisite in tone, but lacked the virility later displayed in the rendering ot ."Dli-h TJieure Halle." The last three numbers. "Wotan'a Farowcll" ar.d fire mtuic from "D Walkure," "Waldenben." from "Sieg fried." ar.il "Funeral March" and "Sieg fried's Death." from "Die Gotterdam merung." received intelligent and sym pathetic treatraenL The next concert will be given en Feb ruary 24. and Mlscha El man. -violinist, will be the sololsL , F. E. Y Brewing in Middle Ages. Among the city of London's records there has recently been brought to light a writ addressed by King Henry VI to the city sheriffs (A. D. 1434) directing them to "make proclamation for all brewers of 'blero" within their ballwlck to continue to exercise their art a3 hitherto, notwithstanding the malevo lent attempts that were Peine; made to prevent natives of Holland and Ice land and othei-a who occupied them selves In brewing the drink ealU.nl Were' from continuing their trade on the ground that such drink was polson oua. and not tit to drink and caused drunkenness, whereas t was a whole some drink, especially In summer time.'' audi attacks ttho writ added) have fl' rcadv caused many brewers to .ccaso brewing, and would cause greater mis-' ihie-f unless stopped." Dundee Adver N.