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3hea5h!n0tott time
(Including Sunday!)
By m Washington Times Company,
THE MUNSBY B01LP1NO. Penna. av.
PRANK A. MbNSBV, President
R. H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary.
G. H. POPE, Treasurer.
On Tear (Including Bundav). 18.50.
Bis Months, 11.75. Threa Month. Ma.
Entered at tho postofflce- at Washington.
D. C as second class mall matter.
Peace hath her heroes and hero
ines no less than war. Archie
Thomas, the leper boy, sent to Peni-'
1ese Island colony five years ago,
' studied wireless telegraphy that he
might make the lives of those in the
leper colony somewhat less miser
able. Now the mother of the boy, who
died several days ago, has decided,
although not in any way touched by
the disease herself, to spend the rest
of her life caring for the unfortu
nates. She goes on the payroll as
"nurse and helper" at a pittance of
$200 a year.
Though there is no one to take
Archie's place and give glimpses of
the news of the outside world to the
leper colony his memory will linger
the more speakingly in the presence
of the mother of her dead boy.
Shades of the sacred cod, and the
peaceful waters of Back Bay! Billy
Sunday is to uncork his rhetoric in
Boston. In Boston, where spectacled
infancy might give Billy pointers on
grammar, and where, if he splits an
infinitive, he is lost.
Not that Boston will shiver at
Billy's theology. If it is archaic
Boston will treat it with reverence
arid embalm it; if jt is new and
novel Boston will welcome it as a
new "made in Boston" cult, and send
it out duly labeled as the latest Hub
But hasn't Billy Sunday "taken a
fall out of grammar," to use his own
confession, and even assigned mere
rhetoric to the warmer place he
paints in carihine tones? Hasn't he
even dared lock horns with President
Eliot, and said in no uncertain terms,
what he thought of Che "whole fos
silized outfit of cultured, spineless
Perhaps Boston will censor Billy
Sunday, as it did "The Easiest
Way?" Or, since the judicious yod
eling Mayor Fitzgerald has passed
from the stage, his successor, who
wanted to sell the public gardens
and erect office buildings thereupon,
may find some equally novel way of
dealing with the approaching evan
It is something new for, the Indian
to fight the liquor traffic. Yet that is
just what the Northwest Federation
of Indian Tribes is doing. Hereto
fore it has been one sort of white
man that has sold whisky to the red
skin and another sort that has tried
to keep him from it, with the abo
rigine a mere lay figure. But the
federation, in session in Tacoma,
has asked the Federal Gov
ernment for an appropriation of
$150,000 for the express purpose of
suppressing the sale of liquor to In
dians. Demon Rum has received some
body blows recently, with Russia
prohibiting the sale of vodka and
France frowning upon absinthe and
contemplating foregoing all liquor.
In Alabama a law has gone into ef
fect which forbids even an adver
tisement of whisky.
But those who speak for the mod
erate use of alcoholic beverages, as
well as the temperance forces, will
wish the Northwestern tribesmen
well in their fight against firewater.
Whisky has been an unmitigated
curse to the Indians. It has been
the blackest mark against the pale
face a refinement of cruelty which
put to shame the crudities of toma
hawk and scalping knife.
All who have a spark of feeling
for a dying race will applaud the
spirit which prompted the federa
tion's action, at the same time feel
ing a vicarious shame that we have
so poorly fulfilled our duty to our
wards that it was necessary.
Any suggestion of introducing a
wmer military training among
schools of this country is bound to
meet with opposition. But one move
which will be almost as useful in
time of war is that being made by
the United States Bureau of Edu
cation to make home-garden truck
farmers of the 10,000,000 children
who are now in public schools in the
United States.
Of course, the relation of such a
movement to war probably was far
from the minds of those, who have
been fostering the movement. It al
ready is being worked out in many
ities. On the statement of Dr. C.
I). Jarvis, the specialist in charge of
the Government's homc-gurdoning
survey, the relation this movement,
u uv7omslilicd thoroughly, would
bear to war is strikinirlv shown. Dr.
Jarvis estimates that if half the 10,-1
000,000 available school children '
were interested in the work the in-
crease in food supplies would amount
to $60,000,000 annually. This esti
mate is based upon the supposition
that $10 is the average yield of a
garden, though figures show that
many such gardens can earn $25,
$50, and even $100 yearly.
What such a food supply would
mean . to any European nation at
this time can easily be imagined. If
war called the young men from the
farms of this nation, even for a brief
time, these school gardens would be
invaluable in supplying food to cities
which otherwise might find them
selves cut off from a ready supply.
Obviously the great benefit ofthe
work undertaken by the Bureau of
Education and its experts is planned
for timestof peace. But in a period
when many peaceful movements are
viewed from a war angle, this plan
cannot escape the attention of those
who believe preparedness is oUr best
protection against t foreign i im
The "lawless" Roosevelt was right.
The "safe and sane" Taf t was wrong.
So says the Supreme Court. The
President really did have the power
to stop land grabbing by withdraw
ing public lands from private appro
priation until Congress should have a
chance to pass better laws for the
protection of the people's property.
That is the meaning of the deci
sion in the Midwest Oil Company's
case. It looked that way to the plain
citizen from the start. That humble
person could not see why his cham
pion should be disarmed in his fight
with the land grabbers, but superior
intellects said " the humble person
had a "lawless mind." By good luck
Roosevelt had gathered a bunch of
such mentally deficient persons in
the law office of the Forest Service,
and when Roosevelt, in 1906, asked
the advice of the several public land
bureaus upon the withdrawal ques
tion, this bunch of mental deficients
fell back on common sense and old
Supreme Court decisions.
Reposing thereon, they told Roose
velt that he could withdraw. The
other bureaus said he couldn't.
Roosevelt, being in doubt, played
trumps for the people by ordering
the coal lands withdrawn.
A howl went up from the land
grabbers, Senators, Congressmen,
editors, and constitutional lawyers
not a few. The Congressional Rec
ord of those days was lurid with
charges of executive usurpation,
despotism, suspension of laws, and
breach of all constitutional guaran
tees from Magna Carta to the Four
teenth Amendment. "T. R." sat
tight, as usual, only more so. He
ordered the oil lands withdrawn in
1907, water power sites in 1908,
phosphate lands in 1909.
Then came Taft and Ballinger.
They were terribly shocked by the
crude efficiency with which popular
rights had been defended. The doubt
ed their power to njake withdraw
als. So they revoked a few on the
sly, but were caught in the act. The
resulting howl from the lawless pop
ulace scared them into remaking
those withdrawals. But Taft told
Congress he doubted his own power,
and begged for a special authoriza
tion. He got it in he "withdrawal
act" of 1910 So doublful was he
that in order' to get it he consented
to a clause making past and future
mineral claims (except for coal, oil,
and phosphate) good against with
drawals. In vain the National Conservation
Association protested against this
weak and needless surrender to spe
cial interests. The bill was passed,
mineral clause and all. Taft called
it "the conservation bill" and held
it up in the 1910 campaign as a shin
ing example of orderly and legal re
form in contrast to the "lawless"
Roosevelt variety.
And now the court says Roosevelt
had full power to withdraw public
lands in aid of proposed legislation;
that Taft's fears and doubts were
groundless, and that his "withdrawal
act" was a gold brick. Therefore,
the price Taft paid for it (preference
of mineral claims over-withdrawals)
was a fraud upon the public. If it
had been known when Roosevelt was
in the White House that radium was
a cure for cancer, the rights of the
people in the radium lands could
have been protected by withdrawals.
The "withdrawal act" made that im
possible. WHAT A NAVY CAN DO
After nearly seven months of war
there is at last an unconfirmed re
port nothing more that an Eng
lish transport has been sunk by a
German submarine on the sea lanes
to France. For seven months the
British have transported troops and
supplies as safely and surely as if
ferryboats were using the Hudson
river. This is by far the most re
markable achievement of the British
navy in this or any other war.
There have been plenty of signs
of activity of the German subma
rines and even their lighter cruis
ers. Recently merchant ships have
been torpedoed in the channel, and
vea in the Irish Sea, at the Rates of
Liverpool. "But there has never been
so much as a German claim that the
great stream of soldiery and warlike
equipment from England to France
has ever been even annoyed by the
German navy.
The British naval strategists have
not been able to protect their pa
trolling cruisers and destroyers from
the enemy's submarines at all times.
Mines have wrought further dam
age. The Audacious was smashed
off the north coast. of Ireland, but
the transports have been immune.
How has this been contrived?
Probably no outsider will ever have
even the -faintest notion until the
war is over. Possibly not then.
Were the troop ships dispatched se
cretly from unsuspected ports? Were
they thrust boldly out into the chan
nel covered by swarms- of destroy
ers ? Did they use great ocean grey
hounds that could show their heels
to submarines? We can only guess.
But it is a remarkable record in
keeping the seas open in the face of
a desperate foe.
Analyses of the vote in the Chi
cago 'primary election are proving
highly interesting, dealing especial
ly with the effect of the women's
votes. For one thing, it appears
that there is plenty of testimony
that the women will vote when they
get the chance. Over 154,000 women
cast ballots in the primary, which is
larger than the total vote of the
primary three years ago this month,
when only the men voted.
California, last autumn, gave an
other demonstration of the fact that
in the States where they get the
chance the ladies will vote. Califor
nia is one of the newer States in the
suffrage column, and therefore its
showing is more suggestive than
that of States which long ago gave
the ballot to the women. In the
Tenth California Congress dis
trict a total of 114,926 votes was
cast last November. This was the
largest vote polled in any Congress
district in the country. At the other
end of the tabulation appears the
Third Mississippi district, , in which
only 2,168 votes were cast. Of these,
Congressman Humphreys received
2,125. In the entire district only
forty-three votes were cast against
In another Mississippi district the
total vote was only 2,333. These fig
ures give an interesting light on the
fundamental democracy of the
"Democratic States." On the show
ing of the votes that are cast, or per
mitted to be cast, the solidly Demo
cratic States are far and away the
least democratic in the country.
In Chicago's primary this week
the ladies gave a good demonstration
of independence. It has often been
argued that to give the ballot to the
women would only double the vote
without changing its complexion, be
cause the women would take their
political opinions from their hus
bands or close relatives of the mas
culine persuasion. The Chicago re
turns do not prove this at all. In
fact they seem to leave doubt wheth
er the wife is any more likely to
vote with her husband than the son
to vote as his father does.
Moreover, there is a great and
rapidly increasing class of unat
tached women, who, even if they
were disposed to be guided by their
"men-folks," have none to furnish
the guidance; women who are inde
pendent economic figures, who live
neither with husbands nor with pa
rents, and have to decide how they
will vote just as men decide.
In Chicago the women's vote must
have given a jolt to the opinion of
those Democrats who have been so
persistently opposed to woman suf
frage, seemingly by reason of a sus
picion that the women would not be
Democrats. The South, for instance,
has been far behind the rest of the
country in its interest in suffrage,
and this determined antagonism by
the section which represents the
backbone of national Democratic
strength has inevitably caused the
suffragists to feel that the Demo
cratic party was the one most to be
feared by the "cause."
Yet in Chicago we find that 94,000
women voted as Democrats, while
60,000 voted as Republicans, 824 as
Progressives, and 227 as Socialists.
The women displayed no hostility to
the Democratic party; but they did
manage to make themselves an inde
pendent factor. Between the two Re
publican candidates for the mayor
alty nomination, Thompson and Ol
son, the women decidedly leaned to
Olson. Thompson received a major
ity of all votes in twenty-one wards,
Olson in fourteen. But Olson car
ried the majority of the women's
votes in nineteen wards. In eight
wards the majority of men were for
Thompson and of women for Olson.
In one ward the big preponderance
of women's votes for Olson overcame
the preponderance of men's votes
for Thompson, and gave the ward to
The Republican women seem to
have voted more independently of
their men than did the Democratic
women. " Nobody has offered any
very satisfactory general explana
tion of this; but the figures bear it
out. Ward after ward, the majority
of women went to the same Demo
cratic candidate as the majority of
men, while among the Republicans
the women and men, as already
hows, divided In many cimi.
Senator Soon Will Go to Nahant,
Mass., to Solve One of Those
Civic Filibusters.
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, who was
one of tho chief leaders of the fillbus
tery against the ship purchase bill, got
a largo share Of his parliamentary edu
cation in the New England town meet
ing. The town meeting is one of the chief
Institutions of New England, and Sena
tor Lodge ia a participant In It, '
Senator Lodge lives at Nahant, and
about the middle of March he will go to
Nahant to take part tin the town meet
ing. Friends of the Senator say there
is nothing that gives him as much satis
faction as to participate in the town
meeting at his home.
It Is the habit of the Yankee and oth
er New Englanders to speak their minds
freely on such occasions, and sometimes
there are parliamentary Joustlngs and
verbal encounters that would rival a
scene in a Senate filibuster.
A -year ago, at one of the Nahant
meetings, thorn was a big fight over
building a new town hall. Senator
Iodge and one of his Irish constituents
got Into a sharp fight over the action
to be taken. V
Lodge left the chair, got down on the
noor, and threshed out tne tning. He
won by a few votes. A building com
mittee was named, and Lodge, as mod
erator, choso his Irish opponent as one
of tho committee, as a member of
which he proved highly efficient.
"What did you put him on the com
mittee for?" some ono asked.
"Hecause he's got brains," said
"About the middle of March." said a
friend of tho Massachusetts Benator to
day, "you'll see Henry Cabot Ijodge
settlnir out with groat glee for the Na
hant town meeting. You couldn't keep
him away. This year, with his fresh
experience In the Senate filibuster, he
will be fully prepared to help settle the
questions that arise."
New York School Board Will
Grant Leave of Absence
Without Pay in Future.
NEW YORK. Feb. 25. The board of
f-rhiPAtlnn amended its by-laws yester
day so as to provide that the board of
superintendents may grant leaves or
nbsence without pay to principals and
teachers for periods of two years for.
bearing and rearing children. When
a principal or teacher expects to be
come a mother she must forthwith ap
ply for the leave of absence, and fail
ure to do so will be regarded as In
subordination. Mrs. Mullan. a new member of the
board, said that inasmuch as It was
making concessions to married women
teachers It might as well repeal subdi
vision 12. section 67. of the by-laws,
which nrohlbits the appointment of
married women as teachers. The board
adopted her suggestion.
Mrs. Ira M. Wagner, of the Curtis
High School, who was suspended at the
time her child was born, was ordered
restored to duty.
Chairman Oreene of the finance com
min. aM that careful computation
indicated a shortage In the general
school fund and retrenchment wan
necessary. Large classes must ho or
ganized and substitutes, Instead of reg
ular teachers, must be appointed to nil
CaseyySlocum Heroy
Disgraces Himself
Sent to Workhouse for Theft
After Being Arrested ,24
Times for Drunkenness.
NEW YORK, Feb. 23. Daniel Casey,
flfty-seVen, hero and drunkard, who
saved twenty-four lives In the General
Siocum disaster, and has been arrested
twenty-four times since 1910. was sen
tenced In special sessions to six months
in the workhouse for petit larceny
Probation Officer Smith told the Justices
that for the last live years Casey has
been on a continuous spree.
if Cusev had not sold his wife s furni
ture when she was out one day in 1!
and got drunk with the proceeds the toll
of dead from tho burning steamboat
General Slocum might .have been larger.
Ills wife had htm sent to the work
house for b1x months to sober up. He
had become a trusty on Rlker's Island
three months later, when the steamboat,
all aflame, was beached near by. With
several keepers catiey put out. in a row
boat and by his own efforts he saved
twenty-four of the excursionists, be
sides recovering many bodies. For his
heroism Coroner O'Gorman, of the
Bronx, who conducted the inquest,
awarded a gold medal to Casey, and he
received a purse of 1287 from those
whom he had saved.
Casey was pardoned out of the work
house bv th.. governor, but he continued
to drink, according to Probation Officer
Smith, and his wife refused to live with
him. When not in Jail he slept at night
In wagons or vacant lots. On January
28 he stole a copper Jardiniere worth
T.'i cents from a store. He said he was
so drunk ho had no recollection of it.
Pharmacists Discuss
New Anti-Narcotic Law
That there Is much difference of opin
ion among those who have to deal with
the new anti-narcotic law which goes
into effect March 1. was Indicated at
the meeting lust night of the Washing
ton Pharmaceutical Society at the Na
tional College of Pharmacy. The meet
ing was devoted to study of the new
law and its requirement, and several
representatives of the Internal Revenue
Bureau were kept busy answering ques
tions. Dr. H. P. Hlnson. a pharmacist, de
clared complications were more than
offset by the advantage to be derived by
ridding the pharmaceutical profession of
its discredited members.
The new law requires that every sale
of a habit forming drug must bo regis
tered by physicians, dentists, druggists,
and veterinarians. Dr. P. S. Talbert.
chief of th law division of tho Internal
Revenue lluicau; Or I P.. Wire In
clmirf ' 'I'0 enfoicement of iip l-ivv,
and I"- A B Adams, chief chemist of
the internal Rfcnu Hurcau. all spoke
and anhwered questions to the boH of
Coming To
B. It. Baumgardt will sketch the "Ro
mance of Man," at tho Belasco next
Sunday afternoon, and tell In his bril
liant way of man's transformation from
a savage running naked in the woods
into a rational, reasoning human being.
xno evening lecture will bo on tne
Rhine, the most romantic river In Eu
ropo and the most beautiful. From the
heart of the' Swiss Alps 'to the North
sea it flows. 800 Inllea throuah lands
that have been historic for thirty cen
turies. It is said that no one who has
once floated on its waters can ever
shako off the spell, for earth possesses
no more interesting river.
Frank Bush, the inimitable funny
story teller, and Rochm's "Athlet!lc
Girls," with a program of fencing, box
ing and wrestling, headllno features tho
first of the week at the Cosmos theater,
will be a part of tho new bill which
goes Into effect at the matinees today.
The newcomers will Include the Shop
ard Sisters and Escorts, a singing and
dancing sextet: Isabella D'Orvllle and
Company. In "The. Man Next Door;"
Billy Waldo, and Berry and Wllhclmina.
with a doll feature.
Sunday's concerts will present an or
chestral program with many special
ties. The Eddie Baldwin Dramatic and
Mnslcul Comedy Company begins its
fourth week In Washington at the
Casino Theater next week. An entirely
now offering, with new scenery, cos
tumes, etc., wltl be provided.
The supporting acta will be announced
later, but the country atore will be an
added attraction every night except
Sunday, when the concerts will run
from 3 to 10:30 p. m., and present new
specialties and other attractions In ad
dition to a fine orchestral program.
At Moore's Garden Theater next week
from Sundav until Wednesday, William
H. Crane Will be seen fnr h flrat Mm.
here in photoplav, in a screen version of
uavid Hartim."
Edwnrd Peples drama, "Tho Littlest
Rebel." featuring E. K. IJncoln, will
be the attraction on Thursday. Friday
Marguerite Clark will again be seen in
Harold MacGrath'n romance, "Tho
Goose Girl."
The attraction Saturday will be Dus
tin Farnum In Booth Tarklngton'a story,
"Cameo Klrby."
n extra attraction from Monday until
Saturday, Inclusive, will be picture! of
tho various scenes connected with tho
trial of Harry K. Thaw In New York.
In response to a number of requests,
"The Glided Kool." with William Far
num and Maud Gilbert In the leading
roles, will again be seen at Crandall's
next week.
The World Film Corporation will pre
sent 'The Fairy and tho Wair." with
Mary Miles Mlnter, creator of the
name part In tho stage version of "The
Littlest Rebel." In support or Miss
Mlnter, Percy Helton, formerly with
David Warlleld. and Will Archie will
be seen.
"A Fool There Was." by Porter Km-
erson Browne, featuring Edward Jose
and Theda Bara, Is another film that
will be repeated during the week. The
concerts of Prof. Green's orchestra in
connection with the pipe organ recltars
will bo adltlonal features.
"The Love Route," by Edward l'e
ple, author of "A Pair of Sixes." will
be presented in film form at Moore's
Strand Theater next week from Sunday
until Tuesday. The production features
Harold Lockwood, Winifred Kingston,
and Donald Crisp, and has been staged
personally by Daniel Frohman.
The attraction Wednesday and Thurs
day will be Booth Tarklngton's idyllic
drama, "Springtime." featuring Flor
ence Nash. Many of the scenes of the
piece wore photographed in and around
old New Orleans.
For the remainder of the week Ed
gar Selwyn will bo seen In his own
play. "Pierre of the Plains," a .story
of the Canadian woods and the Royal
Northwest Mounted Police. Special
music will be provided by the Strand
Symphony Orchestra.
Committee Will Try to Make Re
port of Investigation Before
Congress Adjourns.
The McGllllcuddy subcommittee prac
tically closed Its hearings of charges
against Judge Alston G. Dayton, of West
Virginia, last night. - ,
One additional witness is to be heard
tomorrow, and the committee then will
attempt to get its report into the House
before adjournmen.
One of tho last witnesses heard was
Festus Newman, an old colored man of
the ants-bellum type. Newman told the
committee of working in the garden and
around Judge Dayton'B homo for five
years, receiving each month a Govern
ment check for $40. Ills wife cooked for
the Judge's family, and was supposed to
receive as her pay one-half of this
check. .
Judge Dayton, who took the stand
later, said that he was allowed a mes
senger by the Government, und that
"Uricle Fest" was used both about the
courtroom and the house. The Judge
said he gave "Uncle Fest" his meals and
lodging for the purely personal services
rendered the Judge and his family.
A number of witnesses were heard by
the committee yesterday afternoon re
garding loans of Judge Dayton. Attorney
for Judge Dayton objected to going Into
his "private financial affairs," and the
committee said they would not pursue
this line of Investigation unless it wus
Eroposed to show some ulterior motive
ehlnd the loans. -
Hofmann Shares Honors
With Symphony Society
The Symphony Society of New York,
under the direction of Walter Dam
rosch and Josef Hofmann, pianist,
shared honors at the Columbia The
ater yesterday afternoon, presenting
an exacting program. ..,,,
The symphony wns Hndyn s Mlll
talre" in G. of exceptional charm and
beauty, and losing nothing of its
unitv under the direction of Dnrn
rosch. Scarcely more than a pause
ensued between the movements, mak
ing for an unusually coherent pre
sentation. ' ....
Mottle's orchestration of the Liszt
"St. Francis Preaching to the Birds,"
a pleasing departure from conven
tional symphony selections, was full
of grace.
The prngrnm opened with tho over
ture of Weber from "Oberon." Josef
Hofmann was heard In Chopin's Con
certo in K minor, a number well
adapted to reveal his genius as a
technician and Interpreter of Chopin's
Two selections from xVngner. widely
iirrorlni? In tone ami form. "Traunie.
a studv fioni Tristan, with violin solo
In Alexander Saslarsky, and tho
"Hide of the Vajkyriss." closed the
program. Jr. T.
'Economy' in Congress
Passes Billion Mark
Big Appropriation Bills Being
Hurried Toward Enactment
in Final Rush of Session.
Because of Heavy Drain on
Treasury, Uncle Sam Will
Face Large Deficit.
A usual, the talk of economy In ap
propriations by Congress has proven
With the end of the short session near
at hand, and the appropriation meas
ures being hurried rapidly toward enact
ment in tho final rush, it is possible to
tell with a close approximation to ac
curacy what the total will be of the,
bill which Uncle Sam Is called on to
foot In the coming fiscal year.
Including the" river and harbor bill as
it has been reported to the Senate the
total will reach the staggering sum of
$1,132,982,839.76. The river and harbor
bill will be reduced in some degree from
present figures, but on the other hand,
there are some scattering appropria
tions which have not been considered in
making up the grand total here given.
Await Final Totals.
This grand total is not far from the
aggregate which will confront the
Treasury when all the regular supply
bills and other measures carrying ap
propriations and authorisations are on
the statute books.
These figures represent top-notch ex
penditures. Until the final official totals
are made up when the bills are all per
fected in conference it will not be pos-
Klbblo to say whether preylous records
are broken, but It is clear that tho ap
propriations will run neck and neck with
the biggest appropriations In the history
of on extravagant Government.
The figures printed herewith do not
take Into account the ship purchase
bill, which the President is stilt try-
Attorney General Will Respond
to Toast at Society's Annual
Banquet Saturday.
Attorney General T. W. Gregory has
been added to the list of speakers at
the Southern Society's banquet, which
win bo held Saturday night, and Cot.
Ncylo Colquitt, chairman of the banquet
committee. Is today in receipt of a
letter from W. W. Fuller, president of
the Sojthern Society of New York, say
ing wiat he will attend.
Air. Fuller compliments the Southern
Society upon securing the Attorney Gen
eral to respond to a toast and recalls
that Mr. Uiegory has made but one
banquet address since he came into of
fice. That was before the Southern So
ciety of New York and Mr. Fuller says
it was "a hit."
Colonel Coloultt Practically has ner-
fected all plans for the banquet, which
win represent the last gathering of
(southerners In olflclal and public life
before the end of the present session of
Congress. It was announced today that
attendance at the banquet is not strict
ly confined to members of the society
itself, but the banquet committee will
welcome the application of any South
erners who desire to attend. These ap
plications may be made to Col. Neyle
Colquitt, House Office building.
Joseph W. Folk, solicitor for the In
terstate Commerce Commission, and
Congressman John H. Small of North
Carolina have been added to the toast
list. The Secretaries of State and Navy,
the Assistant Secretary of War ajid
Congressman J. Thomas Heflln of Ala
bama will also make responses. .
The committee received So many re
quests for group seatlngs that it was
decided to have round tables of eight,
and, as a consequence numerous "par-tics-ot-eight"
have been organized.
Motorcycle Club Dinner
Proves Best in History
The annual banquet of the National
Capital Motorcycle Club, at tho Pow
hatan Hotel last night, was the best tn
the organization's history. E. M. Dod
son was toastmaster, and brief ad
dresses were made by T. U. Moody,
president; Joseph Berberich, Assistant
corporation Counsel Roger Whlteford,
and George Beall.
Others present were B. M. Bliss, H.
B. Cohen, W. F. Throop, F. M. Mills,
Charles H. Cross, Karl Schueger, Au
gust Zimmerman, Brunno Buckholz,
Fritz Weiss, &, J. BiacK, narry c May,
Kris Roeters. II. B. Rogers. 8. H.
Bakor, George W. Parezo. S. W. Si
mons, L. G. Waldman, J. M. Seabrook,
M. E. Eissler. F. L Usisher. Harry
Ducltsteln, Frank Uong, and Harry
Senate Passes G. A. R.
Encampment Measure
The Senate yesterday adopted the
Joint resolution reported by the Appro
priations Committee giving authority
to the commissioners to make special
regulations for the national encamp
ment of the G. A. R.. to be held here
next September.
Senator John Walter Smith called up
the resolution and it was adopted with
out opposition.
Expect Fifty to Attend
"Get-Together" Luncheon
Fifty members of the Builders and
Mnnnfneturera' ExchaiiKe are expect
ed to attend the fourth ot a series ofi
"get-together uincneons oeing neiu un
der the auspices of the organization,
at 1 o'clock Friday, at the Harrington
Hotel. , . , .
The committee designated to select
new quarters for the exchange win sub
mit a report nt the monthly meeting,
March K ....
I'nder the leadership of S. J. Macfar
ren and 11. Tugman, the Spanish
class recently organized hv the ex
change has built up a membership or
Postoffice $317,948,869.00
Sundry civih.. 126,212,619.70
Agriculture .... 23,193,817.00
District ....... 12,341,624.45
Legislative .... 39,537,363.50
Indian 11,255,865.65
Army 102,928,857.00
Navy 1,52,961,981.88
Pensions 164,100,000.00
Diplomatic ' 4,143,130.01
Military Academy 1,1 18,840.37
Fortifications .. 6,060,216.90
River and harbor 38,627,880.00
General defic
iency 7,152,916.12
Urgent deficiency 4,398,858.09
Permanent an
nual appfopri- -
ations 121 ,000,000.00
Tdtal 1,132,982,839.76
ing to push to passage. However, it Is
generally believed this bill will fall.
The total of the appropriations made
by the last regular session of Con
gress for the current fiscal year was
11, The total of the esti
mates sent to. Congress by the execu
tive branch of the Government at the
outset of the session was 11.000,775,134.38.
Means Big Deficit.
It is clear that the huge outlay or
this session, with revenues at a lower
ebb than usual, partly because of the
war, means a big deficit at the close
of the fiscal year, which will end Juno
30, 1918.
A heavy deficit is looked for at the
end of the current fiscal year, June 30
next. Should the war go on, many be
lieve not only that the war revenue act
will have to be extended, but that ad
dlt'onal revenue legislation will be
Tom Reed's talk of two decades ago
about a billion dollar Congress can be
supplanted with talk of a two-and-a-quarter-billlon
Members of Brightwood Park
Citizens' Body Hear Argu
ment Over Present System.
A warm debate on the quest'on of
Whether the present form of District
government in adequate marked the
regular meeting of the Brightwood
Park Citizens' Association last night in
Van Horn's Hall, on Georgia avenue.
The affirmative, defending the present
form, was taken by S. M. Falconer and
W. D. , Wilson, their opponents being
William McK. Clayton and Homer
Sm'th. There were no Judges, and no
decision was made as to which side
made the better arguntent.
The affirmative, in closing, made the
point that those dissatisfied with the
K: . . --..
present lurin ok Kovernineni. nna i&iiea
to suggest a feasible plan for improv
ing It.
Resolutions were adopted favoring bills
now before Congress which call for a
Congressional Inquiry into the financial
relations between the District and the
Federal Government, and which would
grant hearings to representative bodies
in the District on mattere pertaining to
local legislation.
As chairman of the railways commit
tee, Mr. Clayton Introduced a resolution
petitioning for the exchange of trans
fers between the Georgia avenue car
line and the Washington-Maryland
Terminal Company, afe Georgia avenue
and Kennedy street. The Capital Trac
tion Company was asked to erect a shel
ter hpuse at the end of the Fourteenth
street car line.
Woman Superintendent Admits
That She Inaugurated Rule.
Probe Planned.
COOPERSTOWN. N. Y., Feb. 25.
Whcther qr not a system of self-Bpank-ing
is essential in the successful con
duct of an orphanage will be fully aired
in an Investigation by the State board
of charities into the uffalrs of the
Orphanage of the Holy Saviour.
Miss Victoria AeMolne. superintend
ent, is charged with Inaugurating ie
self-chastisement rule, and also appear
ing with her hair disheveled and with
her clothing untidy.
Miss LeMolne admitted that she Intro
duced self-spanking as a means of pun
ishment for minor offenses. Sevecal
years ago, she said, one of the teachers
brought several of the boy orphans to
be chastised. That was Miss IeMolne's
busy day, and she did not have, time .to
spank them herself. So she decided
that they should spank each other.
Ono by ono the orphans turned each
other over a barrel and administered
the punishment. It was all very well,
so long as a fellow was a friend of the
one who was doing the spanking. But
'sometime tho wrong fellow got hold of
the barrel stave and them the victim
got a real trouncing.
Complaints were made that the sys
tem was degrading and demoralizing,
but" Miss IMolne declared that It saved
time and n lot of trouble. Tho hupt
lutemlcnt admits that she sometimes
appeared about the Institution clad in
a kimono, and that occasionally her hair
warn not arranged In the latest Stylf.
M waM at that, ids ailtsdr
The Silver
Considering the rata at which his
fleet Is crowing, It should at least he
Admiral Davy Jones.
Altho' the war has deprived us of the
mud baths at Baden Baden, we'll be
all right soon as the spring floods hit
the Potomac.
Latest photographs of the Oil King
depict him with a surprised expression.
Probably can't understand why he isn't
blamed for sinking the Carlb.
They've managed to eradicate the
gambling evil on ocean liners by eradi
cating: the ocean liners.
Having lost his tenth army, the Czar
has only 6,793 armies left;
"In waiting for
no man, time and
tide haven't got a
thing o n them
Brookland street
Why send our merchant marine
through tho mined area, "when all the
Maryland roads will soon be In good
condition for maritime traffic?
Judging from the advance models in
fcmlnlns finery. It will not be necessary
to start a "glve-a-look" campaign this
In eating twenty-two lobsters, that
New York lady naturally spared the
twenty-third to enable It to pay the bill..
In order to facilitate matters. Presi
dent Davllmar Theodor will turn in his
future resignations a hundred at a.
After a careful perusal of the hemis
phere one of life's mysteries is why did
Rio Van Winkle ever come back?
Following his northern successes, Von
Hindenburc might be imported to cap
ture Monttcello.
(For Today and Tomorrow.)
Meeting of fraternal, social, and other
organizations of the Nation's Capital.
a together with a brief tabulation of the
most important events scheduled for
today and tomorrow, and attractions at
the various playhouses. By reference
to this column the reader may find at
a glance the time and place of Happen
ings In Washington today and tomor
row. The Sunday issue of The Times
presents a program of events for tne
ensuing week.
Maetlns. Study Club of Washington Center
of the Drama Leaue, children'! room, Pub
lic Ubrary. 8:16 p. m.
Concert. Rubenateln Club, banquet hall, Ra-
leign. ;jv p. mi. .
Meeting. Washington Symphony Orchestra, S
p. m.
Elementary -Graded Bunday School Vnlon
conference, itudy room. Public Ubrary.
3:30 p. m.
Meeting. Capital Poultry and Pigeon Amo-
clatlon. study room. Public Ubrary, 7:3
P- m.
Dinner, University Club, large ball room.
New Wlllard. 7 P. m.
Masonic The Nw Jerusalem, No. 9. 9,e.or',
C Whltlnr Temple-Noyea. No. a; aan-
lngtun. No. I-, Hoval Arch Masons; William
F. Hunt. No. 16. Eastern Star.
Odd Fellows Columbia, No. 10; Covenant
No. 13: Excelalor. No. 17: Salem. No. 22.
Knights of Pythias-Grand Lodge conven
tion. Harmony. No. 21.
National Union Bancroft Council, 7:30 p. m ,
Typographical Temple.
Socialist Young People'a Socialist League.
Illustrated lecture, "Mexico Under Ppanleh
Rule. Mies Erna Mary Ferguaon, Spanlih
School of Washington. 8 p. m.
Reception and entertainment for friends ana
patrons of Neighborhood House, at Insti
tution. 470 N street eouthweit. 2 to 10 p. m.
Meeting. Fraternal Order of Eaglea. In l.all.
Meeting1. Keane Council, Knights of .'."olum-
bua. K. of C. hall. 8 p. m.
Ladles' night, entertainment, under ausplcei
of ladles' auxiliary. B. P. O. E.. Elks' Hall.
Mee'tin.' Bather Council. No. 20, Daughters
of America. In hall. 8 p. m.
Dinner, complimentary to Congressman Bar-
tholdt. of Mleaourl, launcher's. 7 p. m.
Lenten talk. "Public Charities nd the lam-
lly." George S. Wilson, Rauscher'a, 11 n.
Dance. United Daughters of the Confederacy,
1312 Vermont avenue. S p. m.
Rehearsal of "Columbia Triumphant la
Peace." lecture hall. Public Library. 8 p.
Nalonal-"The Girl From Utah." 5:15 p. m
National Elmendorf lecture, 4:30 p. m.
Helaaco "A Pair of Slxea." 8:20 p. in.
Belaeco Edward S. Curtie. Indian Dram
4:30 p m. .... i
Columbia "Our Nairy In 1815," motion rlc
tures. 2 and 8:15 p. m.
Columbia New York Symphony OrchesTR.
4:30 p. pi. ...
Poll's "T.ie Big Idea," 2:15 anJ 8:15 p. tn
B F. Kelth'a Vaudeville, ?:16 and 8:15 p. m.
Cosmos Vaudeville (continuous).
Caalno Vaudeville (continuous).
Gayety Burlesque, 2:i5 und 8:15 p. m.
MaJestlJ Burlesque, K:15 p. m,
Crand11's Photoplays. 11 a. mvto 11 p. m
Strand Photoplays, 10 a. in. to It . p. m
Garden Photoplajs, 10 a. in. to 11 p. in.
Arcade Dancing, p. m. to 12 p. m.
Concert, Friday Morning Club, banquet hall.
Raleigh. 11 a. m.
Meeting, Sunshine Society, parlor, Raleitfh.
Meeting." Women's Interdenominational Mis
slonary Union, lecture hall, Public Library.
Mteting.' Federal Suffrage Association. If
ture hall. Public Library. 8 p. m.
Masonir-St John's. No. 11; Hope, No .
Stansburv. No. 24. Eureka, No. 4; apltol
No. 11; Takoma, No. 12: Cathedral. N" 1
St. John's IdBe. No 18. Eastern Star.
Odd Fellows Central. No. 1; Metropolis. Mi
16- Phoenix. No. 2S; Martha Washington,
No. 3- Dorcas, No. 4, Hrbckahs.
Knights of I'ythlas-Syracusljiiis No. 10.
Rathbone Superior. No. 29; Rothbonc-lem-ple.
No. 8. Pythian Sisters
Woodmen of the World-Georgetown Cinr.sv
National Unton-Et'rn Washington Coi.
ell. McKinlev Council.
Poclallst-Local Central Washington
Dai ce Frldav Evening Club. Cabinet Hoc-,
New Wiuara. s i. "
Subscription dance, ball room
New Wlllar.
8 P. m.
Ilt.i.,rulu1 tnlK.
Sunnv Florida and San
Juan, Terminal wm i, . , .
east end of Union Station. 3:30 and 7 n m
Meeting! ! District Socialist Union. 63J UtKlitUt
street northeast, 7:30 p m.
Turkey supper, representatives of 21 Prcsbr-
terlan Christian Endeavor Societies, Lt
InKton Presbyterian Church. 6:30 p in.
Address. "The Open Mind." Dr darn H'4-
I..VV-; Women's Alliance. All fouls' Chun-h.
Address "The Trial of Jesus." PonKresinnn
Walter M. Chandler, of New York, lefore
Mississippi Society, Confederate Memorial
Hall, 1322 Vermont avenue northwest, S p
Address, "Military Surgery," Dr Luther 11
nelrhelderfer. National Society of Keen
Wells, fit John's parish hall, 8 p. m
Msetlng, Auxiliary No. 4, Sons of Veterans
a. A R Hall. 1412 Pennsvlvanla aen.i'
northwest. S p. m
Banquet. Cornell Club of Washington, I lit
versltv Club. 8 p m
Banquet, Boilermakers. Iron Ship nulllers
and Helpers' of America, Ixv-nl l,oig, No
4U, 2'aw Masonic Tampls, 1:20 p. ra.
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