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-v '-,. ,, - ,1 THE WASHINGTON TIMES. TUESDAY, JULY 28,' 1914. ' v:-n ShelBashmgton ime5 PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING (Including Sundajs) "?y The Washington Times Company. THE MUNSEr BUILDING. Penna. .We. FRANK A. MUNSEY, President. R H. TITHER1NGT0N, Secretary. C. H. POPE, Treasurer. One Tear (Including Sunday). S3 SO. Six Months. IL75. Three Months. SOi. Entered at the postolflce at Washington, " C . aa second class mall matter. TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1914. T4KETHE TIMES ALONG. While on your vacation this sum mer, keep posted concerning Wash ington people and affairs b having The Times "follow jou. No matter how quiet and inaccessible the sea side, mountain, or woodland place where you are bojourning. you can read all the news of Washington and the world each day by havtns -ne Times mailed to you. At any point where It is possible to hear from the world at all through the mat's. The Times will foll.i.v you. Addresses may be changed as often as desired, and the paper will be delivered promptly, providing you are careful to see that Th2 Times s notified of the changed residence. Subscribe for the paper now. Tele phone your order to Main 5260. Ai was give your regular as well as our vacation address and state definitely how long the paper Is to be mailed. Subscription rates can be ascertained by inquiring at The Times office. Mail sc$SUo"S. payable in advance to The Wash ington Times Company. Munsey Building. AN ADMINISTRATION "DEFEAT.1' Those analyses which lead "o the conclusion that the Wilson Admin istration has suffered a defeat in Toxas, will aai to be placed on le for futuri! consideration. It is oo hot weather to get excited about J.ras; defeat of a Democratic Ad r.ijajstratioii. Ferguson, anti-prohibitionist, has rn nominated bv the Texas Dem ocrats or governor over Ball, who is said to have the sympathy of the Administration. Whereupon it is filleted that Texas is incensed against the new tariff jneasura. There may have been nineteen of twenty votes in Texas that were influenced by tariff and related con federations, in this primary. But t is to be doubted. Nothing but he wct-and-dry isue was discussed; nothing ever is discussed except hat, when it is at the fore. Folks who figure on Democratic rains and losses in Texas might as -veil devote their time to measur- ng the shifting level of the Pacifi ocean as a result of a summer hower. A RAILWAY CENTURY. One hundred years ago last Satur- day the first steam locomotiye hauled a load of freight over rails n England. On the same Saturday he New York newspapers told cf t test, after that century, conducted -t Binghamton. N. Y., when an en sine pulled 250 loaded cars, weigh ng 21,000 tons. It was only last November, the 25th, to be exact, when a special Tain, consisting of a locomotive ind two cars, ran from Washington o Jersey City, 226 miles, In four hours, the fastest trip ever made between the two cities. From a little more than 9,000 miles of railroad tracks in America 'n 1850, thirty years later the mile age had grown to more than OOO. Twenty years after that it ad more than doubled the 1880 flgures. In the United Stntes today here are more than 250,000 miles of i-ack, the total mileage being great er than that of all Europe and Asia combined, with Australia thrown i. One of New York's terminals alone covers in acres almost double hat of London's Waterloo, Paris'si t La rare, Frankfort's and Dres den's Main and the Cologne station. HOW MANY WOULD GO? The prospect of a general war in Hurope causes speculation as to its ''ffert upon men that were born in he countries involved and are now! living in the United States and that j might feel themselves bound, by a sense of duty or patriotism, to re turn for service. If the Triple Alliance could cail back all the men that have come to hese shores from Germany, Austria nnd Italy they would be a great army n themselves. The census of 1.H0 hows that of foreign born men in his country Germany is represented ny 1.278,000. Austria-Hungary by 65.000 and Italy by 713,000 a total 'o great that in this present year it must be abo"e 4,000,000. On the other hand, there are near ly a million men of Russia in Ameri- n, and a great scattering of Balkan scoples. Twenty thousand Servians n Chicago say that they will go -.ome to fight. Greece is ready to e'p Servia, 3nd there might be an ther Hellenic exodus from the I Jnitcd States as was the case in .he recent war. It is the small na ion which keeps patriotism burning nest constantly in the breasts of its sons. Of the peoples born under the lags of the Triple Alliance it is ncre speculation to try to arrive at the number that would go home to battle. Possibly a million, but not "ikely. Perhaps only 5 per cent The Italians might go back. They have for Italy a love which causes Kacy af (boa to return in the hour of prosperity. But it is as hard to guess at the action of the German as it is to speculate on what the Russian would do. To most of them America must look pretty good. BRITAIN IN DIPLOMACY. Sir Edward Grey, the British secretary of stite for foreign af fairs, indicated to the commons that every effort would be made to localize the Balkan conflict to Aus tria and Scria; but he added most suggestively that if a third country should be drawn into it, a situation would be presented that would gravely concern the British neople. That simnle statement, in the circumstances of its delivery, means a great deal more than mignt be realized at first. The chancel leries will not fail to understand its significance. It can mean no lesi than the service of notice that the Triple Entente is for all present purposes an alliance, quite as firmly bound together as are the nations of ihe Triple Alliance. Berlin, in short, will read in the language of the foreign minister of Great Britain, that if Germany comes into the war field, thereby forcing France to enter, then Brit ain may be expected to stand with France. There has been in this in stance, as there always is in Euro Bean complications, the uncertainty whether Great Britain would regard herself as obligated to go to the extreme of actual participation in a continental war. The isolation o' the United Kingdom makes possibl for its government to determine for itself in such cases, where another nower would be- forced, willingly or unwillingly, to join in the hostilities No continental country could forcj the hand of Britain at a time when energies had to be concentrated upon the business at hand on ths continent England has the rare privilege of deciding for herself whether she shall take part. Thus she holds a balance oi power thas has commonly been used for the preservation of peace. ' In the instance of Agadir, a few years ago, Germany was prepared for extreme measures againati France. That affair looked like a bit of truculent aggression, with Ger many confident that Britain woult desert France and leave it pofasibl for Germany to dictate terms. Bu Britain, through responsible leaders indicated in such general terms aa could not be misunderstood, tha she would take a very acute inter est in developments of the situa tion. As a result a conference o. the powers was arranged and the threatening incident passed without a conflict In the present case Austria has been as truculent as her ally was in that of Agadir; and again British dinlomacv passes along the intima tion that in case of a general war Britain will be a party to it Ger many and Austria might manage : war asrainst Russia and France; but against Russia, France and Grea Britain, the situation would be very different Germany's material in terests would be wrecked if her shipping on the seven seas were suddenly to be menaced by the at' tacks of the British navy. This is the telling weakness of th German position. A great navy ha been built, to protect a great sea going commerce. But it is not a great enough navy to stand agains Britain's fleet It is merely stronr. enough to oppose that of any conti nental power. Germany could no itand the s-hock of being cut off from its foreign commerce. In a very short time after war haJ begun German shipping would in all prob ability be driven from the seas, and the British mercantile marine would once more be free from the compe tition of the German bu&iness-get-ting and business-building fleet That would precipitate a calamit; upon financial and industrial Ger many such as it could not possibly withstand. Therefore, in the firm tone of the British foreign office is to be see the mot.t hopeful sign pointing to a chsnc of settlement without a gen cral war. WILL LAW DISCRIMINATE AGAINST MARRIAGE ? It is probable th3t the New York Workmen's Compensation Commis sion feels too much apprehension that employers will discriminate against married men, because of the heavy liability to the dependents of such men, in case of their death, that is imposed by the law. If; there is a campaign of discrimina tion, it is wholly likely to defeat itself. Moreover, under the present state cf the law, only those employers who carry their own risks are interested practically in the question whether their employes are married oj tingle. If employers provide -(heir insurance by contributing to the State fund or purchase it from the casualty companies, there is no dif ference inpremium. The State fund plan creates none and the rates that the companies may charge are fixed by law, without regard to the marital 3taius or the size of the family of the man insured. It would appear likely, certainly, I that the employer carrying his own risk would be tempted to discrimi nate in favor of unmarried workmen, because they are the lowest hazards as regards the amount of compensa tion that must be paid in case of their death. It may be also that the casualty companies, as experi ence provides statistics to guide their action, may protest against insuring married men with large families at the same rate as single men. Under the law the only pay- ments made after the death of a ( single man are for his funeral ex penses, while the widow of an as sured employe receives an annuity during her widowhood or for life and his children smaller annuities until, they reach the age of eighteen years. It is hard to imagine an experi enced employer so short-sighted as to reject or discharge married men in favor of single men, even if he thought he might save something in case of accident and injury. Aside from the odium in such a policy, employers know the value of mar ried men too well to discharge them for such reasons. Men with families as a rule are steadier, more responsi ble; and more seriously interested in their work than men without fami lies, who are generally unsettled and without care for the future. STREETS FOR PLAY GROUNDS. The children of the city play in the streets, because they are chil dren and must play; and for nearly all of them the streets are the only available place. It becomes a question then whether they shall play in the ut most security, or as trespassers in the zone of traffic. The danger of street playing has been aggra vated in recent years by the coming of the automobile. The plan of closing sections of streets adjoin ing public school buildings, at cer tain hours of the day, in order that the children might occupy them in entire safety, has been tried in other cities than Washington, with en lire success. Proposal to give it a trial here was indorsed by the munic ipal authorities several years ago, but without the consent of Congress could not be adopted, and that con sent was never secured. Washington has more open spaces than most cities, and therefore less need for such an intrusion into traf fic spaces. But on the other hand Washington has light traffic and extended street areas, so that it involves less imposition on move ment of vehicles than it would in other cities. There seems to be a good case in favor of at least giving the system a test. This is the gen eration, pre-eminently, of the chil dren. They are thought about and looked after as never before; and until ery much more extended pro vision is made for regular play grounds, the streets should be madt as safe and attractive for their use, as possible. A POWER TRUST BILL ? Harry A. Slattery, secretary of the National Conservation Associa tion, makes a grave charge against theAdamson water power bill, which is being pressed in the House. This Adamson measure has been under suspicion, among the friends of real regulation, from the very beginning. They have charged that instead of protecting the public interest it would in large part surrender these to the power combinations. Now comes Air. Slattery with ihe details of accusation against the measure. He says that a very large part of its text was" lifted bodily lrom a measure prepared by a .lead ing attorney for the water power interests. This plagiarism, he de clares specifically, involves 137 lines out of the 403 lines of the bill. These 137 lines were taken verbatim, he says, from the interests' measure, and include the most vital provisions of the Adamson draft. "The lifted provisions," says Mr. Slattery, "include in a large part the jokered compensation section, which fails to provide for a return to the Federal Government for franchise granted; the section pro iding an indefinite grant: and the 'recapture' section which would com pel the Government to pay for the unearned increment in land and franchise values when purchasing the plant." It is time for the Administration to recognize that a grave betrayal of the public interest is threatened, and to inform itself as to the real meaning of the bill in whose inter est the support of the White House is claimed. There will not be any advantage or votes in the record of having supported the bill now pressed on the pretense that it has Administration indorsement Injured by a Dive. While diving at the bathing hrach yes terday, Paul Canter, nine, no Tenth street northwest, struck his hi ad on bottom, receiving a laceration of the scalp. Th Injury was dressed at Emer gency Hospital. The News By JEAN OF MUCH Interest to Washing ton Is the marriage of Miss Charlotte Reichmann. daugh ter of Lieut. Col. and Mrs. Carl Reichmann, and Lieut, Living ston Wntrous. U. S. A., which will be celebrated today at Schofleld Bar racks, Honolulu, where both Colonel Reichmann and Lieutenant Watrous are stationed. Miss Reichmann pass ed much of her girlhood in Washing ton, as her father was stationed here for some time, and made a host of friends. Lieutenant Watrous is a son of Mrs. Richard H. Kunt, of New York. After a wedding trip spent in Japan. Lieutenant Watrous and his ! bride will return to make theJr home at Schofield barracks. -- Sir John and Lady Harrington have returned from Bar Harbor, where they have been visiting, and are again with Mrs. James McMillan at Eagles head, Manchester, Mass. - - Major and Mrs. -J. Thomas Turner have announced the marriage of 'heir daughter, Mary Elsie, to Dr. Henry Charles Raymond, of Detroit. The wedding, which was a quiet one, with only the members of the Immediate family present, took placo in New York yesterday. Dr. and Mrs. Raymond sailed immediately for Europe. They will take a ten days' motor trip through France, and spend the rest of their honeymoon In Switzerland and England. -- Mrs. Warner A. Glbbs will be at home 1766 Church street Mrs. Glbts will sail j on August 1 for an indefinite stay in France. The minister from Switzerland, Dr. Paul Bitter, sailed today on the Kron pilnzessln Cecflie, called home by a cable dispatch announcing the sudden death of his mother. Madame R. Ritter Stanel. Madame Rltter has been in Switzerland all summer. -- Former Senator and Mrs. Albert Beveridge will go to Manchester, Mass., where they have taken one of the Merril cottages at Smith's Point for the rest of the summer. Major Henry Leonard, U. S. M. C, retired, left Washington several days ago for Colorado Springs, Colo., where his marriage took place yesterday to Mrs. Ward Thoron. Because of the so cial prominence of the bride and the distinction of the bridegroom this wed ding is of unusual Interest Mrs. Thoron, who, before her marriage to Mr. .Thoron, from whom she was re cently divorced, was Miss Ellen Ward er. She is the eldest of the three charming daughters of Mrs. Warder and the late Benjamin H. Warder. Her sisters are Mrs. Ralph Ellis, of New York, and Mrs. John W. Garrett, wife of the American minister to Argentina. She was until three years ago. when she left Washington for Colorado Springs, where she has since made her home, a leader in the smart young married circle of the Capital. Her home was the handsome Colonial residence at 17U K street' Cardinal Gibbons officia ted at her first marriage, Mr. Thoron being a Catholic. The ceremony took place at the home of her parents, 1515 K street, and was attended by many of the social celebrities of the day. Her mother. Mrs. Warder, who has spent much time with her at her home at Colorado Springs, left Washington a few weeks ago, and was there for the Evermay Students of World's Progress Georgetown Women's Club Each Season Takes Up Civilization of Foreign Countries and Home Topics for Discussion. Anyone who thinks a morning at a woman's club is a sort of rest ful variation of an afternoon tea should peruse an'outline of a year's program of the Evermay Club. This club takes up, each sdason, the serious and thorough study of some comprehensive subject, and at the same time has two of its members talk at each meeting on topics of current interest. Formed in 1905, and admitted to the federation of women's clubs in 1911, this club is one of the best known and most highly esteemed of the women's study clubs in Washington. By J. R. Hli.ut.BK.Anu The front cover of ever yeir bock issuPd by the i:venra Cl.ib befrs a half tone cm nf .t pic turesque old colonial homo which spIs on a knoll .tmld a clump of Matelv trees at 1fir: Tw.-nty-elhth strcot In Georgetown. This home Is th- residence of Mrs. William It Ormi and like wise It i the home -nd litrMiplnce of the Evermay Tilth, and It was from the name of this home that the club took Its nam' At the Invitation of Mrs Orme a group of Gnrt;etovn women gath ered at r.vermay "n Ma-rh. 190i. and outlined the plans for a club which should servo a douhle pur pose. Hoth alms were cdi.catloi'nl. One was to itudv the cIvSIItpJ na tions of the tnith. "m'.-e tspecMl 1 as regards their literature. ait, i-rchltecli.re. and litndlciafl." t quote t'ie club's constitution. T' other nlni was the "con- deration of current events In 1 nlUics. h'S torv scitnee. and reliclnn. and whatever else may suggest ifilf of current lmp'M t " Since th.it time th.s i lul has planned ejeh winter a double course of stud v. in line with tht so two requirements, whl.-h lias been thorough and maiKeil lv much original resean It !. its memhnis. Membership Limited to Thirty. In the membership hHS been In cluded many of the best-known club women of west Washington. By the terms of the constitution the mem bership Is limited to thirty ut any one time, but there alnays has bet-n a long waiting list Meetings are held twice monthly. According to the plan of stndv In recent years, the program o' each meeting is mad" up of a presenta tion by tw5"nfe2jL' two phases of the trtfmfi 9Sttk rite club U of Society ELIOT. wedding yesterday. Major cLonard re ceived his commission from President McKlnley. He distinguished himself for bravery during the Boxer uprising In China, where he lost an arm. He re cently resigned from the service, and Is practicing law. He was graduated from Cornell in the class of 1S9S. and is a member of the Metropolitan Club. Major Leonard and his bride will come to Washington about October 1. -- " The British embassy staff under Col vllle Barclay, the charge d'affalrs, was transferred yesterdiy from Washington to Manchester-by-the-Sea, on the Mas sachusetts north shore. Ernest Scott, first secretary: D. iJ. Osborne, and Horace Seymour, both third secretaries. and Viscount Camp den, honorary iittache. constitute the staff that will be with Air. Pi relay nt Manchester. vnrc Mrs. Uarclay, wife of the chief, has been established in .i summer nome slu-e June. The Military Attache ind Mrs. Moreton Gage mid their chlldrn &: nlrcsidy at Cape Cod, where Colanvl Gage took a cottage eaily In the season. Thfe.naval attache. Capt. Guy Gaunt, will pass a part of the sum mer at Manchester. Mrs. iJaunt. who is abroad, will join her husband here In the autumn. Mr. and Mrs. William James Coje. of New York, have sent out invitations for the marriage of their daughter. Miss Emily C. Coye, and Capt. Norton Ells worth Wood. U. S. A., on Wednesday, August 5, in the chantry of Grace Church. The ceremony will be wit nessed only by the Immediate, families and a few intimate' friends of the couple. Capt. Wood, who Is the son of the late Brig Gen. E. C. Wood. U. S. A., has recently returned from Madrid, where, he -was military attache of the American embassy. 5 The .former Secretary of State and Mrs. Philander C. Knox will go to Hot Springs. Va., this week to spend some time at the Homestead. Their son, Hugh S. Knox, arrived there Saturday. The Rev. Roland Cotton Smith, rec tor of St. John's Church. In Lafayette square, will officiate at the marriage of Clarence Hay and Miss Alice Apple ton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis R. Appleton. of New York. The cere mony will take place at 4 o'clock Wed nesday afternoon, August 5, In the Me morial Church of the Ascension, at Ips wich. Mass.. where MT. and Mrs. Apple ton have a summerhome. The Rev. Robert P. Parker, rector of the church, will assist the Rev. Dr. Smith, who Is at his summer home, at Ipswich. The wedding will be quiet, owing to mourn ing in the family of Mr. Hay. and will be followed by a small recepton at Ap pleton Farms. Mrs. Byron S. Adams and Miss Marie Adams are spending the seaion at the New Monmouth Hol-1. &priwr Lae, W. L. Cunningham, editor of the Nw Rochelle Star, accompanied by Mrs. Cunningham, are spending a few days in Washington. 4 John Weston EngHharth. of New Or leans, accompanied by hi? daughter. Mlas Lillian, are visiting friends in Washington. Mrs. Harry Fitzhugh Gray, of Hunt ington. W. Va., formerly of Washing ton, who has been for som time in Atlantic City with her mother. Mrs. J. D. Murdaugh. will arrive in Wash- ! studying for the season, and two more members take up cvrrent topics. The history, literature, arts and crafts of Florence were considered during the first year of the club's existence. Then "Modern Contem poraneous Art" was taken i:p. In 1907-08 "Music" and "Modern Ethical Movemento" were the topics consid ered. In the following year German literature and architecture in gen eral were studied. Then, in the or der named. "The Victorian Era." "The Scandinavians." "Holland," and "Our Countrj" were considered. IjisI season was spent on Scotland. Ireland, and Wales, and during the coming winter the club will study Latin America. The first meeting this fnll will be on November S. when the Aztecs and the political hlstorv of Mexrn v 111 be the two phases of the general subject presented to the club. At the next meeting the Spanish con quest and occupation of Mexico, and Yucatan, and the Mayas will I)3 la topics. Officers of the Club. Present officers of the club are Mrs John D. Smoot. president . Mrs. N. Jcffras. vice president, Mrs A. J. McKeiway. secretary. Mrs. Jnmes T Marshall, tieasurer, and Miss Henrietta Woods, critic. Among the former presidents of the club were Mrs. J. D. Patten, Mr". D. L. Wilson, Mrs. f" p Grady) Mrs C. H. Cragln, Mrs. W. B. Orme! Mrs. A B. Abbot. Mrs. G. P Du Hose. Mrs A. F. Hassan, and Miss Alice N. Sawyer. The committee to formulate the program Is made up of Mrs. Smoot Mrs. A K. Anderson, Mrs. Du Bose, Mrs Hassan, andMrs McKelnay Every meeting of the club still Is held at Evermay The club became a member of the District of Colum bia Federation of Women's Cluba la November, 1911. AT JERSEY RESORT' jmsijfi ;,... -v jr .r s' "v ? x ? " F -''. 'SL ' ' '.,s - i S-'-vVJT'-"' JT. ' .', tZ?"ji' . S 1A. . sv ' "1 Ptiolo by Harris A Ewlns. MISS MARIE ADAMS. ington tomorrow evening to stay until Friday, when she will leave to Join Mr. Gray at Old Sweet Springs, Va. They will spend a short time there before returning home. -- Col. and Mrs. Robert M. Thompson are entertaining the .colonel's niece, Mrs. O. H. Newman, and her daugh ter, Miss Katherlne Newman, at their cottage at Southampton. Rear Admiral and Mrs. Willaril H. Brownson, who have been the guests of Colenol and Mrs. Thompson, have gone to Watch Hill foi a few days, after which they will go to Newport. Mrs. Henry F. Dimmock entertained, at dinner last evening at IJar Harbor In honor of her house guest Miss Helen Wolcott -2 - Gen. Horace Porter will be host at a dinner Wednesday evening for Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. "Winslow. General Porter Is making Bar Harbor his head quarters this summer. -- Former Senator Nelson W. Aldrich spent yesterday at Newport aboard his yacht Nirvana, and had guesU for luncheon. Among those invited were the Russian AmDassador and Madame Bakhmeteff. Madamo de Rlano and her sister, Mrs. Chandler Anderson; Mrs. E. H. G. Slater, and Miss Gwynn. 4. Mrs. Marcus A. Hanna has sent nut cards for a dinner and dance rit her summer place, at Seal Harbor, Jit, en Saturday, August 29. -- Mr. Von Rath, of the German em bassy, whose engagement to Miss Cecelia May was recently announced, has ar rived at Newport from Europe, where he has been since early spring. He has Joined Boris Yonnine and Joseph I Mel IkorT. of the Russian embassy staff, at the Kerrick cottage. J. Mr and Mrs. Homer J. Dodge are re ceives the felicitations of their friends upon the birth of a daughter, on Thurs. day, July 23. A Mlrs Harrison, daughter of Fairfax Harrison, president of the Southern rail way. who has been visiting her grand mother, Mrs. Burton Harrison, for a week, has returned to her home in Vir ginia. George Oakley Totten. Jr.. has ar rived at Narragansett Pier, R. I., and is registered at the Imperial. - ! Mrs. W. S. Reith. of Sherwood. D. C. left Washington today with a party of friends for an extensive trip to Bos ton. New York, and Atlantic City. MAIL BAG (From The Times Readers.) Communications to the Mall Bas must be written on one side of the paper only: muet not exceed HO words In length and must be lizne'd with nam and addreis of the sender. The pub lication of letters In The Times' Mall Bag does not mean the endorsement by The Times of the opinions of the writer. The Hall Bag Is an open forum where the citizens ot Washington can arzue moot questions. To the Editor of THE TIMES: Few people in the District realize, I believe, the deplorable condition In which the police and firemen's pension fund has fallen. Despite the fact that Washington pays a great deal for its police force, little money is spent In pensions for Its aged workers or In the care of widows of officers and men, and some of whom hae been killed or dis abled In the line of duty. The pension fund is made up from the collection of dog taxes and the lines from Police Court. There Is a big defi ciency In the fund between J20,000 and $30,000. I believe. Widows are receiving less than their expected pensions. In many case3 working hardships. For years Congress has appropriated nothing for this fund, and the prospect now is no brighter than before. I be lieve that It Is up to the firemen and the policeman of Washington, and the people whose Hve3 and property they protect, to do something to aid these pensioners. I would suggest that a field dav be held on Labor Day. such ns is held In New York, to place this fund where it ought to be A police and fire men's field day would be a big eent for Washington, and serve as an lncentixe to the men to keen In good condition. If It were made an annual affair. Perhaps enough money could be raised to insti tute cvmnaslums in the nollce and tire stations much needed, I believe Men who are risking life and Iimh every day In pursuit of duty for the good of the District deserve some recog nition for their efforts, i am wining to rather a committee to work out plans for this event, and to start the ball rolling. I believe that every citi zens' and trade association In 'he DIs tr ct would turn In and help these men Mernhnnta certalnlv should be willing to donate prizes for the various athletic events The citizens of the District cannot ex pect any more from Congress than Ihey have recehed In the past and legisla tion concerning our police and fire de partments which hns been passed by rvimrress. has had far from perfect re sults. Let the people of Washington and its environs snow tneir appreciation or tho men who dally risK uie ami limn in their behalf M. J OLIVER. Marylanders Wed Here. Howard Edlen and Miss Bertha Raw- lings, both of Brandyw Ine. Md . were married at the hom or trtwarrt M. Thompson. IKS G street northeast, ves- terday anernoon o mc no ncuncq Sehroeder Edlen is in business near i Fitu. iia. Efe L'mmyw- v '". i Truths By Women WMo! jr T7 ' Woman's Auxiliary of Soufh JSJIOW era Commercial Congress Welfare Work in- South - Vocational training, improved sanitary conditions, rural problems, and community life of people in farm districts, rural neighborhood j houses which tend to keep the boys and girls on the farmsandaway , from the factories and offices of the cities, and good roads afe-a.few of the lines endeavor of the Woman's Auxiliary of the Southern Commercial Congress with headquarters in the Southern building. To establish a greater nation through a greater South is the fun damental purpose of this organization composed, of commercial bodies and business institutions, comprising a co-operative bureau of in formation concerning the progress of trie South. The Woman's Auxil iary works along' more specific lines than the parent association and I thp.ir tunrk varies in tha different States. .. . .. , . -,, 9 Miss Eula B. Tate, secretary, relates in the following article of the work of the branch auxiliaries which are being formed in the sixteen States covered by the congress,' where the unit of organiza tion is the county clLbs composed of fifty members each. By EULA B. TATE. This Is truly an age of organized endeavor. There are organizations of every conceivable chara'cter, ranging from those whose purposes re -to promote advancement along all lines to the organization which I read of recently, whose purpose is to pre vent the formation- of other organi zations. The Woman's Auxiliary of the Southern Commercial Congress was established something over a year ago. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the President of the United States, has complimented the women of the South by accepting the office of honorary president general, and Miss Louise G. Lindsley, of Nash ville. Tenn.. Is the active president general. Branch auxiliaries are being formed In each of the sixteen States covered by- the work of the Southern Commercial Congress, the unit of organization being county clubs, which are composed of fifty members In each county. While yet In its primitive state the auxiliary has been successful in accomplishing very gratifying results. The objects of the auxil iary are identical with the objects of the Southern Commercial Con gress. Objects of Congress. The following are two short statements, giving the objects and purposes of the congress: First The Southern Commercial Congress Is not merely an annual meeting. It Is a union of effort on the part of all Southern commer cial bodies and individual business Institutions to bring two things to pass In our day: first to Introduce a proper understanding by the people of the South regarding the significance of the physical re sources of their States In establish ing a greater nation through a greater South; and second, to sweep out of the mind of the world all elements of misunderstanding resrardlnc the South, its Drospects. Its people, and Its opportunities. Second. The Southern Commercial Congress was designed to be a con federation of all local Southern commercial bodies and individual business Institutions Interested in Southern progress, an extended chamber of commerce, doing for a section of country what the local chamber doea for Its community, a centralized source of information, an inspiration for local organiza tions, a national office for each, 'a co-operative bureau for assembling and circulating nationally the broad facts regarding the indus trial, commercial, and agricultural possibilities and progress of the South. Woman's Work Specific While the parent organization works along general lines 'or the upbuilding of the South, the Wom an's Auxiliary will work along more specific lines and probably this work in the various States will dif THE SILVER LINING EDITED BY ARTHUR BAER. Birds of a feather tlock together, hjit apparently the dove of peace has no feathers. Even the hardest-hearted misan thrope Is willing to donate to the fresh air fund when the squeaky phonograph In the next apartment rattles off "Annie Laurie." THE OLDEST INHAB SEZ "Many a fellers joy in havin his wife go away t' th' country is marred by havin' t' carry one of them grass suitcases t th' de pot." Would like to know what laundry the Kaiser sends his mustache to. Our collars refuse -Aa stand up more tnan an hour this kind of weather. One grain of hydrogen contains 64",- 9S7,330.OX,000.00O.00O atoms, which doesn't add anything to the United States Treasury, but certainly helps to till up space when it's your day to bo dumb. m&r WHAT'S ONPROGRAMTODAY TODAY. Meetings. eenlng. Masonic Acacia. No 15. Takoma. No. . Mount Horeb. No 7. and Potomac, No. S. Royal Arch chapters 0ld Fellows Washington. No . Amity. No. 27 Oolden Rule. No. 3. Fred D. Stuart. No 7. encampment, Xnlchts of Pythias Excelilor. No. II: Capi tal, No. H. Mjrtle. No. a. Andrew Johnson Council. No 6. Junior Order fnlted American Mechanic. Fifth and G streets northwest Amusements. Columbia "Why Smith Left Home." 8:15 p. r!i"-."Tti. Wolf." i-lS and S.1S p. m. ...-,. V'auHeiille. Olen Echo All amusements. Chey Chase LJiKe aianne dm tvncrrx ana dancing TOMORROW. Masonic Viashlneton Centennial. No. 14. KalllpoIIs uroiio ouuna i vnewpeane Odd rtliowa Euurn. No. 7; Hirmoay. Ko. fer widely. For Instance. In one State cur women may feel that their best efforts could be put forth In an endeavor to bring about mora sanitary conditions, while probably in -another State the subject of vo cational education will be upper most However, as the territory covered by the work of the Southern Com mercial Congress is mainly agricul tural, the women constituting the various branch auxiliaries are. as a ' rule, devoted most of all to ths ) rural problem and much thought ls being given to the subject of the community life of the people in our farm districts. It is generally, Known mat in ine united staves farmers' families do not enjoy the social Intercourse with their neigh bors as the families of European countries. This was brought out last summer in a study of rural con ditions in Europe by the American commission, which was assembled by the Southern Commercial Con gress and which spent three months In its European investigations. It I r Is the hope of our women thai they may succeed In arousing tthe people nf the agricultural communities of the South to such an extent that they will follow the rule of nearly every agricultural community In Europe and establish what Is known as a neighborhood house, where fatlrers and mothers and boys and girls . may gather in the evenings and on rainy days, become acquaint ed, and exchange Ideas and have In terests In common that will cer tainly result In social uplift, and will tend to k3p the boys and girls en the farms rather than have them seek employment in the factories and offices or our Industrial cen ters, with the hope or finding Ufs less dull. Nationally Prominent Women. f In Tennessee, the home of Miss Lindsley, the president of the woman's auxiliary, the subject of good roads Is one that is being agitated freely by the members of the auxiliary, and they- are enthus iastically working for good along this llnef- r . . ; - , The first convention of the wom an's auxiliary was held in Mobile. Ala.. In October. 1913, at the time of the fifth annual convention of the Southern Commercial Congress. It was successful In. every feature. This year the second convention will be held In Muskogee. Okta.. at the time of the sixth annual con- ventlon of the- Southern -Commercial Congress-and the officers of the auxiliary are putting forth every effort to make .this conven tion as marked a success as was the first A number of nationally prominent women are expected to participate In the program and In vitations have been addressed to some of the leading women of -Europe and Lady Aberdeen, wife of the lord lieutenant of Ireland, who Is the president, of the Internation al Council of Women, is confidently expected to be present The new electrically lighted, modern Jail at San Quentln, Cat. Is perfect ex cept for one small detail: it's on the wrong side of the continent V The old man sure is wearing a wor ried look these days. Knows that as soon as the Servians try a flank:- move ment against the Austrlans, the price of beefsteak is sure to cut off his re treat. This Is not a financial column, but we want to state that even If the man who invented 6 per cent was no slouch, he'd look dumb alongside the man who could Invent two postage stamps that wouldn't amalgamate in your vest pocket. Not very modest, but when walking along Pennsylvania avenue, don't like to be stared at by tourists with their heads sticking out of the Washington Monument. The chairman of the New Haven board of directors is now said to be a physical wreck, which makes him peculiarly well fitted for the position. The American who stole the door knob from Bobby Bums' cottage must hae had one more hen than he had china eggs. . Federal City. No 29: Friendship No, U. Columbia. No. 1. encampment. tvmsnis oi i-yuiia -aiouni icxnan, -o. a. jl Cnlon. No. 3: Friendship Temple. No. . V rytfiisn sistris. Amusements. Columbia "Why Smith Left Home." SU3 p. Poll's "The Wolf." t:13 and SOS p. m. Glen Echo AH amusements Chevy Chase Lake Marine Band concert and dancing. "Honeymoon" Ends Suit. Reconciled and evidently bent on eij Joying a second honeymoon. Mr. irt: Mrs. Clarence B. Pratt, who w-; tutrix- nrlnclnals In an application for divorce, are sojourning at a Virginia, seasfiore resort- Mrs. Pratt filed suit last week for divorce from her-husband, but the day after "the suit was begun the couple became reconciled and yesterday Attorney Mathew- 13. O'Brien, who represented Mrs. Pratt, received a letter instructing him to withdraw the suit -i-j. .-, . -. .