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THE WASHINGTON TBIES. SUXBAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1914.
heUtehington om& PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING (Includine Sundavg) y The Washington Times Company. THE MfNSHY Bl ILDING. Penna Ave RANK A. MUXSEY. President. 1 H TITHERIXGTON", Secretary. H POPE. Treasurer. On Y ar (Including Sunday). S3 BO. Fu n-nnths. $175 Three Months. S0- Er'f d at the postnifice at Warhlnpton. c an iiprond class mail matter SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 20, l'.14. THE SABBATH. The sunshine of an ideal early ai'tumn day invites to the balm and eauty of the out-of-doors. The tang nd tinge of Indian summer at its lost glorious stagi arc in the air .nd en the foliage. Who today will esist the call cf skv and breeze and .rcamy country lane? Who? Three million men are spending his Sabbath "restinsj" in water logged trenches stretched across the northern sweep of France; resting from a week of wholesale butchery, of national murder. Resting, that to morrow they may begin aga'n the crime against civilization, against Christianity, against humanity. Who among us, the favored of the gods, is so cynical or so superioi hat he will not this night bow his head and give thanks? THE ENDURANCE TEST. Not the endurance test of the European war, but of the contest on he Senate floor between the advo ates and the opponents cf the pork larrel appropriation Dill. First honors of the battlefield are with the assailants of the bill. Their filibuster has forced the defenders o seek a truce for rest and sleep. Resort to the continuous session has failed to break down the attacking orces; instead, it has destroyed he morale and weakened the physi cal stamina of the entrenched de fenders. During the over-Sunday armistice ome candid friend of the Adminis tration ought to tell headquarters the truth about the irresponsibles who rjee responsible for the determined push to pass this measure. The President would order a capitulation 'f he knew the facts, and all of thm. A most casual observation of the Temper of public opinion about this grab, will convince anybody that it is frightfully bad politics. Taking $100,000,000 of extraor dinary taxes out of the public's pocket, and then chucking half of it into the yawning bjnghole of the rork barrel is going to be utterly vithout palliation or justification in he coming campaign. Will not the friends of the Ad min'strc.tion come to its rescue in ime to save it from this olow? SEWERAGE DIFFICULTIES. Typhoid fevr is now recognized as a rural disease, disseminated al most entirely bceausp of the open ountry's lack of nroper sanitary leasury Cities supplied with good vater and efficient sewerage know it rly as it is carried to them from rhe country. Washington is part of the drain age area through which is funneled a large part of the fiowage from Montgomery and Prince George tount'e"! The citv requires protec tion rom the sewage of these con: runitis, a"d th counties sadly need r rotation fiom their own insanitary 'onditions. Therefore co-operation of the ( apital City and the two neighboring counties for the protection of all hrce would be of the greatest bene fit to all. Maryland's legislature last winter efused to pass legislation that would have openei the way for s- ab'ishment of a metropolitan drain age district, with power to enforce uniform regulations and create recessary public works. There must e co-operation of Maryland an-1 i-cleral authorities if such a project s to be made feasible. If Maryland ." not willingly unite in the cnter- nse, then some Federal power will nave to be discovered or devised, by which her co-ooerction can be com randc-d. Washington would not bis the chief gainer. She would pay ihe lion's part 3f the costs and the co jr tjts would get by far the gieat ist hare of advantage GERMAN! WAR NEWS. Dj'i1';' the first weeks of the war here was much protest against the r'leged one-sidednesi of th- war eu-. The charge vas justified, but he protest was not. The news was c-evded, bit the newspapers weio it to blame. They wanted all the rews, but jould not get it. Germany was cut on" from ri?dy j nd regular cnirmunication with the outside world. It had, moreover, failed in its magnificent prepaiations for war at one important point. Its press department was the last thing 10 get attention. Apparently nobody had thought of it and it: import ance. That was a characteristic oversight of a government which has long sustained itself without giving much attention to public opinion. The figmasojgrjmfvnt Jiag .been, a law unto itself in Germany; it did not lealize that before the world it would have to adopt another atti tude. The realization was presently fojeed upon it, that neither the Ger man people nor thj world outside would be content to be kept in the dark about everything. Theie was grumbling at home, while phroad there was persistent misunderstand ing and misinterpretation of the German position Berlin was forced to adopt measures for getting its side of things, both political and military, before the woild. So piuch of concession to tho public's insist ence on information was a new policy. The German autocracy proved clumsy in its efforts to deal with world-opinion. But the neces sity of doing the very best possible was soon very plain. In recent days, as the result, ob viously enough of determined efforts to get a hearing, the news from Germany has been getting out througn the wireless establishments and through Copenhagen and Rot terdam; with tha result that Ger many's side of tru news has re ceived just as much prominence as that of the allies. The newspapers have been better, though the con tradictions in the news have been even more striking. Austria, even, has awakened to the necessity of impressing the outsidi world that she has not been crushed and driven off the field. Altogether, the discriminating render finds him self provided with more phases of information, and compelled to exer cise very much more judgment as to its value, than in the early days of the war. The process of balancing eff the respective "claims" of oppo site sides is not easy; but the Am erican reader, who has been accus tomed to reading the "preliminary" and the "final" forecasts of cam paign managers is pretty adept at striking an average of the claims, end making his own conclusion as to the outcome. Applying the same legic to a military campaign, it is at least better to have the "claims" of all sides available. A LAME DEFENSE. Objection has been raised against the Norris resolution for investiga tion of primary election expenses in Illinois and Pennsylvania. One Washington correspondent sneering ly refers to Senator Norris as the "professional purifier of the Senate." A particularly distressing wail of editorial protest urges that the people of Illinois and Pennsylvania nominated Sullivan and Penrose, and that the people are liable to resent inquiry into their corruption. This would seem to mean that if the people want to sell their votes they shouldn't be prevented. That was not the logic of the judge and the grand jury that in vestigated the wholesale buying and selling of votes in Adams county, Ohio, a couple of years ago, and scandalized the country with the re sulting revelations. It is not the logic of statutes which make it equally a crime to buy and to sell votes. It was not the logic of the Senate which investigated the excessive use of money to nominate Senator Stephenson, and almost voted that statesman out of his seat as a result. Suggestion is made, by people vvho hrve always opposed popular pri maries, that the demand for an in vestigation is equivalent to admitting that the primary is a failure. That is a pleasing view, no doubt, to people who take it. But the purpose of investigation is not to prove the primary a failure; it is to insure that the primary shall not be corrupted and made a failure. Because in some instances the rrimary mny be nerverted is not an argument for doing away with the rrimary. Elections have been cor rupted ever since elections were in vented by dangerously radical pople; but instead of arcepiing that corruption as inevitable, public policy and public law have enacted measures to prevent its repetition. So we have the Australian ballot laws, the bribery laws, the corrupt practices acts. It is altogether likelv that the Norris resolution will not be pasfl. It aims at a tory Republican and a tory Democrat; and when the torios of all parties, in the Senate, get o gether, they are sr.ill able to domi nate. But they don't do it so easily as thev once did. One of the important reasons why they don't dominate so easily as they ( nee did, is that toryism f few years r.go espoused tho '-ause of Lnrimer, ji-st as today it espouses that of Pen rose and Sullivan. Toryism gave Lorimer a bill of health; and then the people got busy with the Senate ! tories and x long list of them were left at home. Gentlemen who imagine that they can take part in smothering tho Norris resolution while nobody is looking, will do well to goback and refresh thir memories abcut the case of Lorimer. No single incident in American affairs since the Credit Mohilier scandal, has cost so many important mn their places in public life. The primary method of nominating candidates is going to be protected. Sneering allusions to "investigating the people" will have no effect. People who have always opposed the primary, and who pray that it may fail, will be at the front to charge that the cases of Sullivan and Pen rose prove it a failure. No difference. The primary is here to stay, to de veloD, to be protected, and to be perfected. Limitations have been fixed by law en the amounts of money that may be spent, and the manner of spending it, in elections. These aie in many cases most rigorous, and the limi tations sometimes seem unreason rble. But the public is determined that the ballot box shall be kept decent and honest. Toryism takes the position that, if denied an opportunity to corrupt the election, it stands in all the greater need of the privilege of cor rupting the primary! Of course it coes; and for that very reason it may be very sure that decent public opinion is going to throw the same safeguards around the primary that it has spread about the election. The Norris resolution has given worry to a good many public men. Yet thejr need not worry about it. The Lorimer investigations never caused any worry or woe for the public men WHO VOTED FOR THEM. The Lorimer investigations did not cause the defeat of any Senators WHO VOTED AGAINST I.ORIME.R when it was made plain that hi3 seat had been improperly gained. The Norris resolution will not hurt any Senator who votes FOR it. There is just one safe way in cases like this. It is to get on tho right side. The rght side is the one which pro poses to protect tha sanctity of the ballot at whatever cost. Wise men will "cater to public sentiment" and not make tho mis take of lining up with Penrose and Sullivan. NAVAL WIRELESS. The Navy Department has notified the Marconi Wireless Company of America that use of its plant at Siasconset, Mass., for purposes vio lative of this country's neutrality must stop or th's Government will close the plant. This is the proper attitude. In case of doubt, the utmost rigidity of regulation ought to be enforced. The installation of the giant Ger man wireless plant at Sayville, L. I., was commonly understood to be a war measure, many months before the possibility of war was suspected. Indeed, the rapid development of the German wireless system in various parts of the world in the last three years constitute! one of the most significant signs of Germany's our pose to have a war. That system was Germany's answer to the threat that in case of war sht would be cut off from communication with the outside world, and with naval and merchant vessels flying her flag. It was a splendidly calculated and con structed system; but why its most important bases snould have been located in the United States is be yond understanding, unless Germany counted on this country either to espouse her side openly, or e'se to be too weak for effective action. The United States can no more be made a central station through which to communicate naval orders for Germany than it can be made a naval base for tho operation of the warships of a belligerent. Both the British and the Germans have at tempted th3 US3 of American wire less plants to transmit war messages, and they must be treated exactlj Li like. MR. REDFIELD'S VIEW. Secretary of Commerce Redf'eld offers some sane suggestions about the commercial invasion of South America. That country, he opine', needs American g.ods in !arg2 quan tities in order to supply the deficit in supplies cause 1 by the withdrawal cf European dealers. But prelimi nary to buying them, South America must establish new bases and lines of credit. Its business has been with Furope, and it is therefore- seriously involved in the collapse of ordirary European credit and financial processes. Secretary Redlield is too tliplo-n-ati" to warn against the dangers of heedless acceptance rf South Ameri can commitment;; but the warning ought to be sounded. Neither Ar gentina nor Brazil, for irtance, has been in the most stable financial posture for a long time. Before there was even thought of war, both i those countries wem feeling the pressure of liqui lation. ai d thf- de mand for liquidation. Argentina es pecially has been living in the midst cf such an inflation as no country has known in roeent timrv. Buenos Aires has been repeatedly declared the most expensive and extravagant city in the world. Everything has been conducted at top pi ensure. Vast amounts of European capital have been ued in financing th expansion of all kinds of business. Suddenly comes an imperative de mand for change cf base. Europe wantsits money back. Loans cannot 'be increased; many cannot be re newed; almost all must be curtailed rs fast as possible. In that situation, nothing would be easier than for South Americans to transfer th-ir accounts to Am erica, and pile up new obligations in te.new quarter; provided, of course, that Americans would rush in and ! permit it. But to do so would be only to postpone the inevitable, to make the load bigger, and to make the invading Americans the holders of the second mortgage, as it were. Mr. Redfield points out, therefore, that the prime need of the South Americans is financial support. "The policy calle.l for is that of service to South America by helping her re gain her credit, rather than to ex pect her to make large purchases," says the Secretary. In this he gets in line wi"h the policy that moved the National City Bank to arrange for branch banks in South America. Credit is the first thing to be in sured in these countries, and tjie United States can render them the greatest possible aid alung the lines. It will be, moreover, the kind of aid that will help establish perma nent business relations. Europe will he back in the business of making and selling goods long before :t will be able to resume its old position in finance. Permanent business will be based on permanent and secure lines of credit, running between the Unit ed States and thesa countries that just now stand in such great need. 11 ASTORIA, Ore.. Sent. 3U. Inquiry into the tcaw orthinoss ot ho steamer Fran cis H. Leggott, which foundered In a gale. ;esterday sixty miles south of the. Columbia river, with tho loss of seventy-two lives, is expected. Reports that the ship had been in col lision v. ith tho Japanese warship Idzu mo wore set at rest by tho story of Alexander FarreU, one of tho two sur vivors, who waa picked, up by the steamer Buck, after clinging- for tsu hours to a railroad tie "No one was to blame for tho wreck." said Farrell. "Tho boat was unable to stand tho storm." The Leggett was a three-masted steam tchooner of l,i50rt tons. She was built at Newport News in 13CB and was regarded as thoroughly seaworthy. Her owners were th llicks-Hauptman Nav igation CompBn. of San Francisco. Sh- was undor charter by Charles JL McCoriiiick .t Co . ot Portland. Ore. Farrell tells a vivid rtory of his ex periences. Seas Smash Lifeboats. Ho said the Leggett carrlod a full list of passengers, between forty and fifty, w'hltc the crew numbered about twenty-five. Among tho passengers were six women, a girl, and a boy, including the captain's wife, the mate's wife, and the wife of Captain Anderson, of tho schooner Carrie Dove. 'We left Gray's Harbor "Wednesday morning," said Farrell. "Later tho sea became rough. Tho Iggett began to pound heavily, and the captain gavo or ders to jettison the derkload. Then th seaB swent off the hatches and the hold began to fill. Captain Jensen ordered the oassenccrs into their camns. ami many were still there when the boat went Mown "When it was sen that there-was no hope for the vessel. Captain Jensen or dered the lifeboat launched. In the first boat were thirty person'', two of whom were women. There were only six women on board, and the other four were not at that end of the ship when the boat was launrhed "As soon as the boat struck the water it capsized, and all the orriipnnts were thrown Into the M-n and drowned Sees Men Sink to Death. "A few mlnute later an attempt was made to launch the second Iifebmt It contained four women and their hus bands. The tio.it met the .same fate as the other boat "I was standing on the bridge when the ship went down The boat capsized as she sank I don't know how long I was under water, but when I came to the top I grabbed n railroad tie ind hung on. The wireless operator also wa hanging to the tie I .iw men sinking all around ine, but could not hear their cries, owing to the screech ing gale. "It soon became dark, but it wa.s 1 o'clock in the morning when the 7ieaer picked me up The wireless opcratoi clung to the tie with ine for several hours, and th'ii b numbed bv fold, lie dropped off No one was to Ida -lie for the wrek 'I l.e lm.it w.is iinul'le to stand the storm ' NEW YORK ept .'I-Thf re -m ilH( -(Km Hebrew I" "" armies (if Europe, nccordlnc to information rem Inns here and not onh tins but thus far pi.i ticallv the figntm;-' in Call' Ian and K11--rmn Poland between the Kussi.iii and Austrian and German armies bus Ihcii In tenitory tlneklv populated with lle biew.s who haw- been aiming the pun cipal sufferers from the war (icratlss. Intrest has been in.mlfeMeil In JTo-vr Yoik's Iiik i:.i"t Side population oyer the promises made by the , onteiiiliii:; n.i tioliH of arloii.s lewarilt. for Jinn bv -ally in the present conflU t iinounie ment of the tuhiaii j,(ierninent that Hebrew Kldleis will be awarded lor their alor has roused Interest, in i on notion with that nineinmenf.s pi.iinl-e that it will giant gieatei fnxit.m to them after the pi wilt war ends Time far however, no st( ps haw lie. u taken to amfivl the legislation which beats Hebrew officers fiom the ( oinmlRioneil ranks. In the Austrian armv theje .tie 17.1 O"! Hebrews, ".ofrf) of them officers Tin antl-Semltlsm. whbli existed In Hie Kiencb army up to the time of the Dreyfus case, lias been put aside As an evidence of this tbeie are now the follnwlne Hebrew generals in the French armv I.ambeit. Ilrls.ic. See. Al.snrc.s-. Abraham, Krlbourg, Naquet horiclie and lllfx h One of the members of the national coansel of defense, the chief military commission of the lepublii Is a He brew High rank is held by the He brews in the Italian and KncMsh armies The late General Guiseppe ottolenghi received the highest military offices and honors In the Italian army before his death. WILL PROBE LOSS OF SHIP WITH DEAD 500,000 HEBREWS IN WARRING ARMIES Week's Summary For Your Scrapbook SUNDAY, September 13. The battle of the Aarne, begun on Sep ! tember 7, continues. The allies cross the river Aisne in pursuit I of the Germans and advance on the whole front. Amiens, which was captured September 1 by the Germans, is evacuated. King Albert takes personal command of the Belgian army and drives the Germans from the Antwerp district. Turkey preparing to impose 100 per cent duty on foreign textiles, shoes and alcohol as one of the first results of abrogation of special rights to for eigners in Ottoman empire. Russians advancing their line in Galicia and endeavoring to force the surrender of the armies of the Austrian Generals Apffenberg and Dankl. MONDAY, September 14. Allies' left overtakes the German main army and finds that it is bracing against the attack. German crown prince's army retreats to escape trap set by the French. British submarine sinks German cruiser Hela. General von der Goltz is said to have gone to Antwerp with offers of peace and a guarantee of protection from the Kaiser to the Belgians. The Belgians reject the offer. Police called out in Rome to protect the Austrian embassy against a mob that had assembled near the palace shouting "Down with Austria!" TUESDAY, September 15. Two great armies, allies and Germans, line up north of the Aisne for a new battle, and take breath for beginning of another great encounter. Rheims reoccupied by French. Servians begin advance northward from the Danube with army of 150,000, the purpose being, it is said, to form a junction with the Russians advancing through the Carpathians. Turkey, warned by Great Britain, decides to remain neutral rather than to risk existence as a nation. V7EDNESDAY, September 16. The new battle line extends from the region of Noyon, through Soissons and Laon, north of the forest of Argonne and along the Meuse to the forest of Forges, and is about one hundred miles long. Germans act on defensive along the entire front. Germans concentrate large force in East Prus sia, which, it is believed, will be used for the invasion of Rus sian Poland and the capture of Warsaw. Belgians report that they will court-martial Commandant Meune, who was in com mand of the Germans at Louvain. The Belgian mission to Wash ington presents the protest against the ravages of the Germans in Belgium and particularly the destruction of Louvain. Presi dent Wilson replies to this commission and also to the recent communication from the Kaiser charging that the allies were using dumdum bullets and declares that the United States will not attempt to form or to express a final judgment on any of these protests. THURSDAY, September 17. Russians take the outer forts at Prze mysl, on the San river, and besiege Jaroslav. The Austrians and Germans concentrating on Cracow. Russian aimy of 900,00u men advances through Poland, with Breslau, in Silesia, as its objective. Heavy fighting along the Aisne, but without any de cisive results. Lord Kitchener announces in the house of lords that the struggle will be long and that the allies will win. The British, he says, have a total of 175,000 men on the Continent, and two new army corps are being prepared to send to the front. FRIDAY, September 18. Announcement received of the fall on Sep tember 7 of Maubeuge, a French fort on the Sambre, which was invested by Germans on August 25. Allies' army gains slight - advantage on the Jeft wing, but the Germans still hold strong po sitions. Youths under twenty called out by Austrian, German, and French governments. Russians drive back Austrian army on the San and engage it in a battle fifty miles west of Lem berg. President Wilson barred from taking further steps in the way of making peace by the tenor of the replies received from the belligerents, and belief is held that he must wait until he has some definite overtures from either side. SATURDAY, September 19. The battle of the Aisne in its sixth day without any decisive action. Both sides are strongly intrenched, and localized attacks are taking place all along the line. Beau mont, near the Lorraine frontier, stormed by the Germans and 2,500 prisoners reported captured. Servians driven back in their attempted invasion of Austrian territory. German eastern army continues operation in Russian Poland. Austrian army attempts to form new front in Galicia. Russian army preparing for final assault upon the fort of Przemysl. What's on the Program This Week MO.TY Medina cxenlnK Mi("nl i'ntnrmi' I mlK( No i, KtrUiiii It I'r-n ti. No 1 n.uosiii ,, i pu (iilplin. No -J. Mount 11. ihjm. No . . jiri'I Kast Half. No A iishinRton ( iin (II Vn 1. itoval onil SVIci t Mqsir-!, Orl nt riimmmiiltrv Vn ( irder of ihe Teirj !. ,tnt .Malr.i. Knfchts Te nUr. Until ( haptcr No I Order o' th. l:atrii lar Natl' rial I nlon I'otornar Council anl (Vriiral KrilKhl of IMhlil" Ilial I. sice. No IT, Ani..rumt. No . and (tntur. N" .: IsMrd ii directors. IihII a-sotiathin Oild I'tllmts- I nioll 1-odee No II (owninr N . n ltii'-on No 1. nd t4inr;don N.i fi Naomi No 1. iin 1 i.utli No !: lmkali 1-odKcH c(kl riKetlnrt fvntr.il lalfir I'ni'-n. T p -Kripliiml T-miil'. 4-.-t . r, uroi u..rtli w. t S o locK Tt T.SDW M . tiriR" ei ninr? M.ikoiiIi I-.-.! rill jO,sf. 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Knott ts t.nii i- Gerard Asks Americans For Hospital in Berlin An .i'I' ll for lni''ni..l .support for an Aimrii.in Ik.si.iii1 in llerlln to are l"i ' '"' ' r-n -i u wounded, has bi ell infixed at Rfd t'io-s head (tiartfrs b abl Iroin Wnb.iMsa.lor Ue'wtld l lo.spoil-e to tills appeal the ltd I'ror-s is asking for funds Attention Is culled t" the f.n t thai ir.anv German - Mnerican societies triade liiilfP'-nilent (ollettion. .Hid their i- littl. innnev available l be (kvoteil to this pattii ul.ir ptnpo.se. .Subset ip tion will be .sought Call of the Wiid. Inquisitive Ullnd Man-Hv do vor nanage to call voir dog in Hie ilirk when be mt -see .our n' r ""i Iut-enious Mute-I lr im on a dog bis cuit with a boue. -Puck. Naomi (Tlaptrr. No ". ant f.rookland No ! I 11. Oriirr of nil Eastern Plar Knlphts of IMhias. M.iunt Wrnnn 1-o.lie No '. I'nion. 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Me No ! and IlathlNin -mkm riot No - -tth-Iione Temple No s, I'vituan Stsi, r old K.lloMs tVnt'al l'ulKe. Nn I M. tr po ll No Hi. and lhetl-v No Vlartlia Ull-dllnKtnn N ;. Itf-N kali I,.!, I smi ai.v Metlnett. evrnlni: Nation il I nioti ! Iiril t'oirnul oli IMIokx s,Htai ., si ,ii dm.,, v., -,. niKTon No 1 Tatrliriiis Militant , British Took 270 Ships, Says U. S. Consul General ln.rn, -'-s Austiian. L'.'f , fSntis'i. 17- So. vvegi.'in. 1. and iMnish 1 :'1. l.ei.1,-1, V.... . I . 1 im linn-ill .inousiiin itnu r'antsn men liantinen taki n were alltg,l to be' c.urv'nr, contraband of war to puts of the cut inns of Great llrit mi I Are There Others? Midire Yo'i sliotrldn t sa lies a .on Ibmed i. ielli' unless ,-, i Know Maric-li -it'it I lo know, 1 Lui.nrmett him .New York Times. Aiiord.ng to mail .ldvicfs to the St te I .p- itinera from the t'niteil Stit.s i oristrl general at London. ISrrtisli vvai ships have taken as prics ;;o merchant vessels The department todav made public the list of the c.itpured ships. iPl 1.. . . V .. .1. e i. lilt' iisi Piinna toe lollowlng G( r- HEBREW MEW YEAR BIS AT 6 O'CLOCK Feast of Rosh Hashanah Will Be Celebrated In All Washing ton Synagogues. Rosh Hashanah. the Hebrew New Year, will be observed in all of the synagogues of the city beginning at sundown this evening. Rabbi Abram Simon, pastor of the Washington Hebrew Congregation, will preach at special services to be held in the Eight Street Temple, on "The Re volving Wheel." There will be another special service at 1") o'clock tomorrow morning and Rabbi Simon will prcacn on "Israel In 19H." Speoial services will also be held In Adas Israel Temple, Sixth and I streets northwest, and in other places of wor ship. The feast of Rosh Hashanah will last for twenty-four hours in the reformed church and for forty-eight hours in the orthodox church. In the calendar of the Hebrew Church the year 5.673 is about to begin. Ob servance of the holy season will con tinue for ten das, until September 2, the day of atonement. U. 5. TrffiTENSTO 10 PLANT Demands Pledge That Siascon sett Station Will Obey Neu trality Rules. After serving notice on the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company that thi3 Government will close down the Slas consett radio station for all communi cation unless the company will co operate In maintaining neutrality. Sec retary of the Navy Daniels today post poned further action until he receives a reply from the Marconi interests. Secretary Daniels threatened the clos ing of the radio plant in a letter to John XV. Griggs, of New York, president of the Marconi company, in which he demanded an answer from the company to telegrams asking an explanation of the receipt at the Siasconsett station of a radio message from the British cruirfer ,Si..Tolk. and forwarded by tele graph to a Rritish admiralty agent in New York. "I'nlcss a prompt reply to this letter is receied giwng a satisfactory expla nation of the case which brought about this discussion or containing an ex pression of intention on the part of your company to observe carerullv the rules for the control of radio communi cation and to co-operate freely with the department in the enforcement of those rules. Secretary Daniel's letter says, "it will be necessary for me to issue or ders for the closing of the Siasconsett station fpr all communication." Secretary Daniels (alls attention to the recent opinion of Attorney General Gregorv, which held that the President has full authority, in view of the ex traordinary conditions now existing, "'to close down or take charge of anil ope rate the Marconi plant, shotid it be deemed necessary to do so, to secure obedience to his proclamations of neu trality." , The Secretary added that he would r ontmue to maintain censors at Siascon sett ' in order to enforce the neutrality of the L'nited States during the pending conflict in Europe." A Long Shot. In a certain text-bopk on arithmetic desianed for U3e In schools appears the lollowlng ingenious probbm: "A can non ball travels 540 fret in one second. How fir will it be from the muzzle of tne cun after the !an.-e of thlrty-rUe minutes"" Sacred Heart Review. CLOSE RAD jEvenfng Services in the Cburcbes JERUSALEM The Rev. J. Henning Nelms, Episcopal Church, of tha As cension, Twelfth street and Massachusetts avenue northwest, 3 p. m. SERMON The Rev. F. J. Prettyraan, Mt. Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church, Southern assembly, 3 p. m. SHE TOKED ABOUT GETTING MARRIED The Rev. E. Hez Swem, North east Temple, H street near Twelfth street northeast, 8 p. m. SERMON The Rev. Charles E. Fult7, Memorial United Brethren Church, North Capitol and R streets, i p m. SAINTS IN CAESAR'S H0USEThe Rev T ; nus C. Clark, Hamline Metho dist Episcopal Church, Ninth and T ts northwest, 8 p. m. SERMON The Rev. John E. Bnggs, F tUi rfaptist Church, E near Seventh iircet southwest, 7:45 ;. in. THE DREAD THEORY OF LIFE The Re-. F. M. McCoy, Waugh Metho dist Episcopal Church, Third and A s'reets northeast, 7:30 p. ra. SERMON The Rev Howard Hanniford, Presbyterian Church of the Cove nant Tent, Fourteenth street and Meridian place northwest, 3 p. nt. PRESIDENT WILSON ON PRAYER The Rev. F. V. Johnson, Grace Bap- I fst Church, Ninth and D streets southeast, 7:45 p. m. SERMON The Rev. Howard F. Downs, Wesley Chapel Methodist Episcopal Cr.urch. Fifth and F streets northwest, 8 p.m. j SERMON The Rev James H. Taylor, em Assembly, Sixteenth and Irving meets northwest, 3 p. m. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS- D. H. Mann Dumbarton Avenue Methodist Kr;scopal Church, 3131 Dumbarton - -.tie northwest, 8 p. m. SERMON The Re. John Roch Strato- -manuel Baptist Church, Six teenth street and Columbia road - 'iwcst, 8 p. m. IN ENGLAND WHEN WAR WAS DHL' RED The Rev. John C. Ball, Mettopohtan Baptist Church, Sixth .. :d A streets northeast, 7:45 p. m. SERMON The Rev. R. H. McKim, Epiopal Church of the Epiphany, G street between Thirteenth and Four.v.-nth streets northwest, 3 p. m. CHINA The Rev. John MacMurray, Un-on Methodist Episcopal Church, Twentieth street near Pennsylvania avenue northwest, 7:30 p. m. SERMON The Rev. Herbert Pairibh, Washington Cathedral, Bethlehem Chanel, Mt. St. Alban, I). C. THE tIFFEL TOWER AND PRAYER-The Rev. John T. Huddle, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Eleventh and H streets northwest, 8 p. m. SERMON The Rev. P. T. Hale, Petwcrth Baptist Church, Randolph aad Sccnth streets northwest, 3 p. m. OUR HEAVENLY FATHER'S CARE The Rev. Henry H. Ranck, Grace Rv formed Church. Fifteenth and 0 sticets northwest, 7:45 P- " SERMON Ihe Rev. D. F. Rivers, Shiloh Baptist Church, L street near Sixteenth street northwest, 8 p. m. OUP SCHOOLS The Rev. John T Elisor, Calvary Methodist Episcopal Church, Columbia road beleen Fourteenth and Fifteenth streets north west, 3 p, m. SERMON ihe Rev. Richard Schmidt, Zion ITTrran Church, Sixth and P streets northwest, 8 p. m. GREAT COMMANDS The Rev. J. J. Muir, Temple Baptist Church, Tenth and N streets northwest, 7:45 p. in. SERMON The Rev. William A. Wade, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Eighth and B streets southwest, S p. m. YOUR GREATEST MOMENT The Rev. J. Harvey Dunham, Western ; Presbyterian Church, II street between Ninteenth and Twentieth streets j northwest, 8 p. m. TURNING The Rev. Hinson V. Howlctt, Second Baptist Church, Fourth 'eet and Virginia avenue southeast, 7:45 p. m. ASKS DATA ON PERIL ;0E Government Investigates Al leged Menace to Nuns and Priests at Vera Cruz. The State Department has requested Bishop Conaty. of ol-s Angeles, to mi'i a full statement of information In hit possession concerning atrocities again! prie3ts and nuns charged against th constitutionalists. This InformaUon will be used to guide tho United States Gov ernment In solving the problem raised by the presence in Vera Cruz of 'JK members of Catholic religious orders, who, the President has been advised, fear they will be In danger unless they are permitted to leave Mexico befor th departure of the American forces. State Department official are not cer tain that this Government can comply with the request submitted to the Presi dent by the Rev. Louis J. O'Hcarn. of the Catholic University, that transports be used to bring the priests and nuns rrom vera Cruz to the United States without legislative sanction. The pres ent appropriation for relief work fe Mexico has been considered as applying only to the transporting of Americans, while for the most part the members of religious orders, who have been driven out of Interior Mexican cities and have made their way to Vera Cruz are not American citizens. Facts Are Sought. The information obtained by Father CfHearn. on which he based his re quest for Governmental aid, was re ceived from Chaplain Francis P. Joyce. V. S. A., at Vera Cruz. Stories of atrocltlta related to the State Depart ment in communications from Bishop Conatv prompted officials to call for all information obtainable on this sub Ject. before the return of General Fun ston's troops, in order that such action as may be necessary may be taken. Secretary of War Garrison will take up the question of the availability of army transports for this purpose when he returns tomorrow from a week-end visit to his summer home at Sea Bright, X J Further light on recent develop ments In Mexico also will be brought to the attention of the Administration by Paul Fuller, who will report to President Wilson on the conferences he held with General Carranza and other Mexican administration leaders after their occupation of Mexico City Mr. Fuller arrived In New York last r.lght and will come to Washington tomorrow. Will Fix Evacuation Date. Final decision Is expected to be reached in the next day or so as to the time of the withdrawal of the American forces from Vera Cruz. Transports to bring home General Funston's troops and the marines sta tioned there are now on their way to Mexican waters In accord with earlier plans to evacuate Vera Cruz. October 1. Since those plans were made, however, jGeneral Funston has recommended that evacuation be de layed until October 10. owing- to the necessity of permitting the departure of the thousands of refugees who sought American protection in Vera Cruz and who fear the consequences If they should not be able to leave Mexico before the troops are with drawn. The Stnte Department has requested Acting; Consul Canada at Vera Cruz to Investigate the situation brought about by the presence of Mexican refugees there and to report as to their number and condition. Secre taries Bryan and Garrison wish to obtain all possible information before taking final action toward turning Vera Cruz over to a Mexican civil administration. The Helpmeet. Mr. Newlywed Did von sew te but ton on my coat, darling Mr! Ncwlyivl No. love. I couldn't nd the button and so I just sewed up the buttonhole Judge. Central Presbyterian Church, South- j II C