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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,1 THURSDAY AUGUST 19, 1915.
tf tftelfttfhtnijtottC PUBLISHED EVERY EVENING (Including Sundays) By The Washington Times Company, THE MUNSEY HUILD1NO, Panna. HVe. FRANK A. MUNSEY, President. R. H. TITHERJNGTON, Secretary. C. H. POPE, Treausrer. Ona Taar fTnnluriln nunSava,. U.KA. Six Monthi. 11.75. Three Month, Mo. Thursday, august 19, i9is. QALVESTON'S TRIUMPH With a property loss estimated at $15,000,000 and fourteen people drowned, most cities would consldor themselves visited by a casualty. For Galveston, Tex., it is a day of triumph. For Galveston looks back to that dread day, fifteen years ago, when 5,000 of her inhabitants wero killed and her city all but swept away. Galveston then did not waste time in repining. She showed the same spirit that rebuilt Chicago, that got , buBy in San Francisco, that made a newer amd greater Baltimore Galveston set about the work of re building with an energy that carried her far past the mere stage of re habilitation to a Galveston far busier and better than the old. Likewise she built a great sea wall to prevent a repetition of the calamity. Today Galveston still stands in tact, her damage .comparatively, sagnc, reaay to resume tne trainc which has placed her ahead of scores went ahead and passed the bill; amd today we confront the pitiful fact that there is but one passenger- carrying liner left in the trans- Pacific trade under the American flirg. Perhaps it will please some of our reformers to contemplate that we have built the canal and then handed over our Pacific merchant fleet to Japan to navigate through it Of course the commerce of the Pacific will not get along without other ves sels to take the places of the five liners that are coming to the-Atlantic. The only difference will be that in future that trade will be car ried under the banner of the Rising Sun. Nippon's ships will take the place of America's, and the chances of seeing an American flag again on the world's greatest ocean will be about as good as the prospect of stopping the European war with a battery of popguns. Japan, however, ought in reason to feel kindly toward us. We have turned over the Pacific to her and hooked it to the AtUntic with our canal. She will presently be able to use the canal to come through to the Atlantic and complete her enter prise of surrounding us. VOCATIONAL TRAININQ course, about what the governors may say. As President Wilson also told them they are "Institutional" rather than "constitutional." But their meeting will be of the greatest value to those who would .like to know just what is being thought of the problem of preparedness. The conference may prove especially il luminating to Borne of the inveter ate pacificists and "peace-at-any- price" advocates. THE GERMAN PLOTTINQS There has been much talk in Washington in the last few years about vocational training, and a of porta in the volume of her ship- number of sporadic efforts and ex ping, and has made her a great com mercial center of the far South. WASHINGTON'S WBATHER AND SOME BOASTftRS f Welcome to our city, Major O. A. ter Cock, we had not known yon before, but the gates of the town now are open to you. N The major's beneficence consists in adding "verisimilitude to an otherwise bald statement of fact." He hails from the salubrious climate of Holland, and believes himself a veritable connoisseur in weather. He states that "Washington is a much more comfortahle city than New York, which is he very hottest city I ever viBited." Now New York, recently has been trying to take unto itself all the privileges and prerogatives pertain ing to a full-fledged summer resort. Press agents for the Gotham climate had us believing that furs would be needed for a visit there, and out siders who read of this new-found "summer resort" may have paused to think of the poor shivering in habitants of the East Side tene ments, shivering without coal in August. It has been pointed out that the figures up at the Weather Bureau show that Washington's climate is much cooler in summer than New York's, but there are always a num ber of persons who prefer to draw their deductions from their inner consciousness and the neighbors' sayso rather than go hunting for the facts. To these folk, and to those who have been casting the libel that Washington is an unbearably warm city in the summer, the major's as sertion iB respectfully commended. JAPAN'S QREAT OCEAN MAIL BAG (From The Times' Readers.) , Communication! to the Matt Bag mutt be written on rn aid or the caper only; mutt not exceed ZOO word In length, and mutt be alcned with nam and address of tender. The publication of lettert In Th Timet Mall Bar doea not mean th Indortement by The Time of the opinion or the writer. Th Mall Beg It an open forum, where the oltl cent of Waahlni-ton can arru molt quettlon. uWHoHt Japan's maritime ambition knows no bound short of domination of the Pacific; domination navally and commercially. Her dream of naval supremacy was shattered for a long time when the Panama Canal was opened; but if American progres siveness and genius estopped her at that point American folly has aided her in respect of the desire for mer cantile leadership in the greatest ocean. It is peculiarly exasperating to consider where stands our national investment of lives and treasure in the' canal. It was built to bring our two ocean fronts closer together, and just as it is getting fairly in opera tion an indefensible piece of legisla tion, the La Follette seamen's bill, throws to the wind all that we had gained in the Pacific and all that we had hoped the canal would help us gain in future. Maritime experts are convinced that there will be a very prese'nt in crease in the supply of bottoms for oversea trade from our Eastern ports; for, it is explained, this coun try has turned over the Pacific to Japan; Japanese craft will rapidly displace all competitors in Western waters; the displaced vessels will seek other employment, and the At lantic ports will presently see their flags fluttering in with testimony to Japan's conquest of the Pacific. Realization of this gruesome pros pect has come sooner than could have been expected. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company announces the sale of five of its big ships, the Manchuria, Mongolia, Kore, China, and Siberia, to the Atlantic Trans port line. The Pacific Mail is merely doing what it said a year ago it would do if the La Follette measure passed and imposed conditions which would make competition on the Pacific utterly impossible. The warning was fair and frank; the West coast shipping men made a complete demonstration of what the measure would do to them. They left no room for anybody anybody, periments staged in the public schools to further such training. It is welcome news that Superintend ent Thurston is planning a city-wide vocational survey with a view to making such education a consistent and permanent feature of the Wash ington school system'. Washington, as the superintendent points out, has done remarkable pioneer work along this line. In the smaiiwooa scnooi it aemonstratea, within a year, that there iB a de mand and opportunity in this city for teaching the "hand minded" children trades. In the Business High School it has served the busi ness men of the. community well. In the McKinley Manual Training School it has given the groundwork to hundreds of pupils who wished to take up the higher branches of engineering, architecture, chemistry, and kindred professions. The time has come when the scope of the high school work can be con siderably broadened to great advan tage, and the need for the pre-voca-tional school already is felt here. The superintendent is going to start his committee on the work fre quently urged by The Times: a city- wide survey of the vocational op portunities here. It is a favorite fiction that there are no opportuni ties for the y6ung man in Washing ton. There are many business chances and they have been over looked by many of the youth who harve thought it necessary to go out side Washington to get a start. The first logical step toward establish ing a system of vocational educa tion is to find what vocations at home are open to graduates of the schools. This is just what the superintendent now proposes to do. The work of this committee will be of immeasurable benefit even if it only recommends the introduction throughout the school system of the excellent efforts already made in one or two schools to work out vo cational ideas. WHEN THE OOVERNORS O.ET TOGETHER Reading the amazing documents that have been dragged into day light to illumine the activities of the German propaganda in this country wonderment at its brazenness is mingled with astonishment at its crudity. Is it possible that the directors of these machinations could have imagined they could go on in definitely without exposure? Or that they could have been so stupid as not to know that exposure meant the solid alignment of this nation against all they represented? ' It is impossible to assume that they merely didn't care what the American public thought; for they were working desperately to get that public to let them do its thinking for it. They seem to have been as ,thumb fingered and doltish as were thoso other agents of the German spy sys tem who, before the war, made Berlin believe that India would re volt, that Ireland would rise in re bellion, that South Africa would join the Teuton cause and that America would sympathize with , the two Kaisers. They were worthy repre sentatives of an authority that imagined it could rape Belgium, rip treaties into shreds, murder sleeping women amd babes with Zeppelin bombs and slaughter a Lusitania's company without having to account to the opinion of an outraged world. The manner of the war's begin ning, with a leap at the throat of Europe, inclined America against the Germanic cause. The violation of Belgium determined the great majority. The atrocities against noncombata-nts and the asphyxiation of combatants, the passport for geries, the falsification of shipping manifests, the plot to destroy prop erty and sink ships all these and a hundred other offenses against the civilized warfare and rights of neutrals have powerfully re-enforced first convictions. Now comes the revelation of the activities of men high in Berlin's favor and of their agents; the at tempts to corrupt the press and pub lic officials, the contemptuous disre gard of the very sovereignty of this nation within its own boundaries, the fomenting of strikes, riots and sedi tion these things have at length capped the climax of disgust with a cause that could prefer such meth ods even to honorable defeat. Self respect demands that there be ac tion without delay or ceremony. THE OUTCASTS The nature and organization of the governors' conference, meeting for the eighth time in Boston the latter part of this month, will make its dis cussion of the subject of national de fense peculiarly interesting and timely. It is welcome news that efforts are to be made to lay the greatest stress upon this subject, among the topics announced for discussion. At pres ent it far outweighs, in public inter est, any other question that such a conference could discuss. Congress has not been in session since the question became such a pertinent one. When Congress adjourned many still were inclined to flaunt the idea that this country was not as amply protected by its army and navy as it ever need be. Developments since then have brought about a change of sentiment. To just what degree this sentiment has changed, and the light in which it is viewed in different sections of the country, will not be better dis closed anywhere than at the coming conference. President Wilson, in his address before the last confer ence stated just why. "Legislative procedure," he said, "is full of ambushes and coverts. It is hide-and-seek to follow a measure through its passage. Debate upon the floor of our assemblies has gone out of fashion; it is now closet ed with committees and caucuses. "Opinion, consequently, is turning for information and guidance to the few men who are representatives at large, to the President and the gov ernors of the State;;, mn chosen, by however whimsical or haphazard a process, for leadership by the whole electorate." There will be nothing bindiHg, of Try to get a mental picture of this situation. Out on the sun-baked flats of the Eastern Branch two men have been living, month in, month out, with no mingling among others of their kind. Neither has com mitted any wrong. Both possess complete physical and mental facul ties. To enhance the irony the dis ease from which they suffer is said by some to bo not particularly con tagious. It does not even hold out the hope of an earlier death to re lieve this isolation. These men, Washington's lepers, lived there within the range of the seething whirl and hum of the city's life, within the shadows of its gayeties and mysteries by night. Small wonder that one "got on the nerves" of the other. The only wonder is that both men live on Nothing can be done for their relief. The community, which must protect itself, hardly could do differently. One of the men escaped Thai was not surprising. Now he finds him self, literally, a man without a city. No State wishes to take him in. He is a wanderer on the face of the earth, alone. Zola, and Balzac, and Edith Whar ton have written grim tales with material less appealing than this. Crowds go to theaters or buy cheap novels in the hope of thrills less striking than this. The incident only illustrates again that the pano rama of daily life is more enthralling than fiction, and that those who like pathos can get it for a nickel car ride, if it does not obtrude itself at their very doors. Vesuvius couldn't act any worse if she had a cabinet. Criticism of One Man Does Not Prove Billy Sunday Is Wrong. To th Editor of THEJ TIMES: One of your contemporaries devoted considerable editorial apace recently to a dissertation on the Rev. Billy Sunday, and offered conclusive proof that the Rev. Billy Is "all wrong" the colossal fact that "one of the most prominent clergymen In the United States has withdrawn from the committee of 100 who Invited the former to Ban Fran cisco, and who loudly declaims against the Rev. Billy's "loathesome gospel, frightful God, grotesque Christ, fantas tic heaven, and Impossible hell." How ever It is quite possible, and more than probable, that thoro Is a deeper reason for this Immaculate gentleman's wunarawal, for It does not require a very great strain on one's Imagination to picture the disturbing effect on one's ego to bo completely relegated to the background. The vast majority of sinners require dynnmlo English to wnke them up to their moral dellnaulncies. That some thing like the terrible "wrath of God" Is necessary to Jolt the majority out of their obsession to Mnmmon Is shown by the Increase In religious fervor In the war-ridden countries. "God waits long but he strikes hard!" Is most applicable to the present world crisis, and the time appears to be up for the "straight from the shoulder tactics of the Rev. Billy, heneo his phenomenal success. The editorial concludes by saying that "while Washington did not dare refuse to Invite him Sunday did not dare to ac cept." Fancy the Rev. Blllv being afraid! It Is vastly more probable that his prophetic Insight told him that It would be energy wasted as regard both moral nnd financial returns. EL.EANOU L,. WARNER. Washington. August 17. It's All Settled Here. To the Editor of THR TIMES: There are two parties who want .a blg- Scr army and navy for our "defense." no party Is composed of non-thinking and the Ignorant and the fearfu). The second party Is the ammunition ring. tne gunpowder trust, wan street, ana the steel corporations. This war has proved for all time that preparedness hatches war; that Is why Germany n, able to strike and she did strike, but, '.'.ling by the sword, she snail cue Dy tne swora, I. e., the untisn bayonet. We need ho army for defense. The Atlantic on the East and the Pacific on the west, arid the 100,000,000 population between guarantees us forever against aggression from without. The United States of America Is the last effort on the part of Divine Providence on behalf of the human race. This republic has befcn set aside as a last hope, arid the Al mighty has decreed that we shall never be whipped, that Is, so long as we do not fall victim to prosporlty. If we had more men like "Grape Juice Bill" Bryan directing the Government we should be well on the road to "safety first" Very few public men have the moral courage of this man from the West British gold did not buy him In 7S and failed again In 1915. What we should have Is a system whereby every male at age of fifteen should be physically trained for four years, 1. e.. how to defend himself, how to marcn, nulla tires, cook, ana to gen erally take care of himself ; In short, taught the science of life. J. A.C. El Groucho Has Nothing On This Versifier Anent the Music Supple mentary To the Band. Xo the Editor of THE TIMES: El Groucho Is right, but There are others 'aides the kidlets who, when tho band Is pliylng, turn tho cranks upon their tonguclets and start their mouths to bralyng. Thero are men-folks, knowing better, whistle bars and chords and scatter talk like shrapnel In a battle. There are maids who laugh and giggle, keep ing tongues In constant wlgglo. while their mothers rattle, rattle, llko cow boys rounding cattle on tho plain. And tho gossips, bless their aouletu, 'tis hero they come to gabble, and the notso once made at Babel It's the same old noise again. Now I enjoy good music such as Or GREAT FALLS POWER PLANT PROIECT MAY BE REALIZED Back-to-Nature Ltader Is Per suaded to Find Home in California. Attractions Coming To Washington and District Commissioners All Committed to Plan To Be Recommended to Congress. Estimated Cost About $15,000, 000, and Great Saying Would ResultMunicipal Ownership of Lights and Car Lines May Follow. Strange that the "men higher up" are always the lowest of mortals. Apparently, the latest check re ceived 'by Von Hindy wasn't certi fied. The general with the milled edge continues to be among the war's greatest tacticians. No cause for alarm, as the sweet things' "whisker coiffure" will not be worn on the chin. The advnt of the dove of peace into Mexico would mean a nice bowl of pigeon chowder, for some Yaqui. phcus used to play, and I like good con versation when It's conversation's day, but I don't like noise and gabble made by a thoughlesa rabblo when the band begins to play. HEAP BIO GROUCHO. Washington, August IS. Embryo Paderewski Prefers Bad Music To Vile Poetry." To the Editor of THE TIMES: I note, with considerable surprise, that you print a leter In your columns today, signed El Oroucho, protesting against amateur piano players. I will say for the Information of Mr. Qroucho that I am one of the persons he refers to. For several years past. In fact since 1S09. I have been taking les sons, and whilo progress has been alow, I believe that In time I will master the Instrument. What does Mr. Grnurfm expect? We cannot all be Paderewskls wunoui practice. Even If piano practice Is annoying to a few noj-vous neighbors, tho cllegod suf fering occurs to only a few. Hnw much worse for Mr. El Qroucho to In flict his vile poetry on the 60,000 or more readers of your paper! VERITAS! wasnington. August 18. Coronation in Japan Has But Few Attractions TOKYO, July ,17 (By mall). Reports are arriving In Japan that parties of American tourists are being made tip to visit Japan In November and attend the coronation of tho Emperor. Japan has many attractions In November when the maples are red, but Ameri cana should be warned that seeing the coronation will not be one of them. The ceremony Is entirely private, tak ing place from start to finish within the walls of the Impeilal Castle at Kyoto. Tho only foreigners who will be admit ted aro envoys extraordinary of foreign powers. In view of tho war It Is ex pected that the Uuropcan countries will not send special envoys, but will ap point the ambassadors and mlnlsteis resident here. Chairs will be provided for them In tho great hall where tho lSinperor after tho coronation In private hefnro the shrine of his ancestors will announce himself to representatives of his subleots nnd of foreign nations. Thoso offlcinl personages alone will bo permitted within tho walls of tho castM and only for this semi-public part ot the ceremony nnd for tho banquet which will take place the following day. There will be no processions which tourists might hope to record on their cameras and neither Influence nor dol lars will open the closed doors of tho castle. Theic will be of course, the sight of the Emperor und Empress arriving and depaiting by train, nnd Kyoto, always a lovely city, will be filled with tho bustle of uniformed and decorated per sons coming und going. But to the Japanese mind It is profanity to regard tho coronation as a spectacle, and foreigners In making their plans had better take Into account the ubsoluto certainty that they will see nothing mote of the coronation than the walla of the building In which It U being held. The conversion of the tremendous wasted energy of the Great Falls of the Potomio Into electricity that will light the National Capital, run Its street cars and supply heat, light, and power for the Government as vrell as the private consumer, Is about to be renllxed. A fifteen million dollar project for the development of the. power of the falls, as well the utilization of Its waters for drinking purposes. Is to be submitted to Congress. It will be backed by the District Commissioners, tho Board of Army Engineers, the War Department and most Important of alt by the Whlto House. Postmaster General Burleson Is an other high official whose aid may be depended upon whn the Great Falls project Is pushed to the fore. He fav ored the scheme when he was a mem ber of the House Appropriations Com mittee. Municipal ownership of the trans portation and lighting system of the National Capital Is not difficult to foresee as plans mature for the de velopment of "the Niagara of Washington." Low Cost of Power. When the waters of the Great Falls are bridled electricity may be manufac tured so cheaply, the engineers' re ports say, that the Government will be In position not only to supply Its own needs, but to sell current to the private consumer. The estimated cost of the power Is far below that now paid by Unclea Sam and Individuals who use privately manufactured light and power. With thousands of kilowatts of power available af the Great Falls power plant, a decisive step will have been taken for tho municipal ownership nnd operation of the street railway com panies and tho electric lighting system of the National Capital. The Commissioners are practically committed to munclpal ownership under present conditions. When tho great energy of tho falls Is transplanted to the heart of Washington by means of electric cables and the cheapness of water-made power becomes a reality, municipal ownership will be nearer than It has ever been In the history of the Nation's Capital. The Great Falls power plant Is to be constructed In substantial accord. It Is expected, with plans submitted to the board of engineers by Lieut. Col. W. C. Langfltt, who was assisted by Clemens Herschel, of New York, and various Federal and District officials at tho time of the survev. What Plan CaUs For. The general features of tho project recommended by Colonel Langfltt, and which will be submitted to Congress with but slight modification are: Construction of a high dam In the Po tomac river near the northwest bound ary line of the District and abnut one third of a mil above the Chain Bridge. The generation of powerby utilizing the head tVJs created and the transmis sion and distribution of tho power throughout tho .city. Increasing the water supply of Wash ington by pumping to Delecarlia reser voir from the lake formed by the dam. Enlarging the capacity of delivery be tween Dalccarlla resorvolr and tho fil tration plant at McMillan Park reser voir. The Investigating engineers say tho elevation of tho water surface of the lako which will be created by tho high dam nrooosed will be 115 feet above low water of the Potomao river at Chain Bridge. It Is estimated that the cost of tho Increased water supply for tho District of Columbia, an Increase sufficient to care for tho needs of the National Cap ital for probably a century, will lio 13.172.000. and th'o cost of tho plant for tho development or water power win ie ffl.S19.O00. which Includes tho coat of construction and tho acquisition of rights of wny and land Can Underbid All Others. Once tho p!nnt is constructed, the nn nual cost of maintenance will be about JJIO.OOO, and electricity will bo manufac tured at an unusually low rate. Ur.cle Sam can underbid anyone In supplying electric current for the home or factory, and the engineers say the power plant will pay for Itself within a reasonable time. Tho report of tho War Department on the Great lalls project is a matter-of-fact document with which tho executive branch of tho Government will attempt to convince the legislators that It will be good business policy to employ the waters which have waited unused -it the pates of Washington for more thnn n century. An InlMnl uppropiint'on of from H.000.000 to $3,000,000 will be asked, and the fuct that Congress authorized a survey of the situation by tho hrmy engineers presages at least careful con sideration and probably favorable ac tion at the noxt session. Figures showing what tho National Capital may expect in the way of water supply, electricity, revenues, and oon venlences In tho event of the constric tion of the Great Knlls power p'ant are given as follows in the War Depart ment report on Colonel LangflttV in vestigation: Estimates of Power Vary. "The cstlmntcd total annual cost of operation and of maintenance, Including both power and water supply, Is placed at S215.0uo. The estimated amount of electrical energy which can bt ganarated nnnnE CITY. Kans.. Aug. IS. A buek-to-nature movement of the ex treme typo was frustrated In Dodge when disciples of John Wiseman were persuaded not to hold a meeting hero. Wiseman believes the human body was designed to reach Its greatest per fection without adornment of doming WhitP HnilQP Armu FnniriPPHJ and without the nourishment of cooked mine nouse, Army tngineers, , threo dleclpIca h0 has reached Dodge on a trip from wasning- ton. D. C. to the California coast, whtre he thinks he will be "allowed to live as his belief directs ho should. Wiseman is sixty years old and since the day ho adopted his strange propa ganda he has boycotted barbers. His beard reaches to his waist, while his lorn: gray locks stream down his back. With three followers he is traversing th continent on bicycles, seeking uan fornla. Thern ha believes the climate and the law will Dermlt- him to llvo without clothing, which can be obtained only by the murder of animals, which ho pro nounces as serious an offense as the killing of a human being. In fact, Wiseman believes the human raco should pattern after the animals, live In the covering nature furnishes, eat herbs and roots, and forswear dec orations made from feathers of birds and skins of animals. When they reach a sultablo climate the Pilgrim preach ers, as they call themselves. Intend to live their belief. They admitted that they had had some trouble In trying to follow out their belief In some lo calities on account of the law, which they condemn for forcing them to llvo In sin. "Disobedience to nature's law Is sin." said Wiseman, who was a railroad en gineer In the West for twenty years be fore he evolved his theory of life. ".jult shaving or clipping tne oeara; tho devil Invented scissors, razors and barbers to rob you of your health, hair and money to give Tubal Cains, bar bers, Babylon church preaches, under takers and all Satan's servents of hell's system a Job. Quit cooking your food to rot your teeth, sour your stomach and bowels and cause decay and death. When the anointed son of Jehovah ap pears with natural beard and hair which Is nature's conductor of electro-mag-netlc-lnvigorntor and natural head cover, tho Satans and their false head covered ladles will cry out to mock and condemn as a 'filthy microbe catcher.' "Some have already passed Judgment on house cats and poodle dogs to be clipped or shaved. This would start a cat .and dog barber business and make another Job for the devil; but for all such pride and silly Judgment Jehovah has said they shall lose their hair, and ho will bring curses and baldness upon their proud heads." Would Empower Juries To Give Death Sentence ALBANY. N. Y., Aug. 19. A step to ward the abolishment of capital punish ment In New York Is proposed In an amendment recommended to the consti tutional convention today by the bill of rights committee. The bill Drovides that the decision be tween death and life imprisonment shall reBt with the lury. but that In case of life Imprisonment the sentence may not be commuted or pardon granted unless Innocence be established. A long debate over capital punishment Is anticipated. For the last half of the weejt the new bill at the Cosmos Theater, to be pre sented, at tho matinees today, will be headed by the Moskovla Balalaika Or chestra, with an entirely new program of selections, and the dance spectacle of Mile. Olga and M. Nicolal. Aside from the artistic beauty of tho music, Inter est centers In thf balalaika, the ancient nufiman instrument, wnicn is rcaturea, especially In tho Russian folksong num bers. Other offerings will Include I.tiolle avoy, in songs nnd poses; Keefe, Rang oon and Wheeler,' comedy harmony singers: Baby Esmonde, the child ac tress of the Famous Players Film Com paq, in sonK8 and dances; Bl!ly. Bar low, In "lilts From Here and Trfere." ?3ay. comcdy P'aylet, "His Wedding Chn1itrar.ttr,ncUon. wl" b th w nllu-Y ACh"P'n photolaugh. "The, 'i KA.Jpeclal P"ram will be pre Sund y orchcat-a at tha-concerta A return engagement of Georges Oh net's "Dr. Itamcau" will bo the feature Photoplay of Sunday's program at Crandall'a next week. Frederick Per ry has the title role and Is supported by Dorothy Bernard. Graham Velsev. and Edith Haller. Mondav a World Fflm . plctuie. with Vivian Martin, "The Little Dutch Girl." Is billed aa tho hcadllner. Tuesday and Wednesday Hobart Bosworth and Jano Novak will be th featured stars In tho drama. "The Scarlet Sin," a photoplay which tells of a minister's struggle against ad versity, Ignorance, and brutality. Thursday. Friday, and Saturday Wil liam Fox will present Thoda Bara, In e. in "Lady Audley's Secret." In the support of Miss Bara there appears Clifford Bruce, Stephen Grattan, "Wil liam Riley Hatch, Warner Richmond. Krazer Coulter. Catherine Adams, an others. Ann Murdock. known on the stage .or her excellent work In many of the lat Charles Frohman'a productions, will b featured at Moore's Strand Theater next week from Sunday until Tuesday In the Metro Company's newest photo play of "A Royal Family." It wa in this plav some few seasons ago that Annie Russell appeared on th stag. Appearing with Miss Murdock are Full er Mellish. Llla Barkley. Edwin Mor dant. Matilda Brundaldge, Charlea Prince, and others. Wednesday and Thursday the film ndaptatlon of Cvrus Townsend Brady . story. "The Chalice of Courage," Will again be presented. Myrtle Gomalei U seen as the heroine and William Dunean appears as 'leading man. Dorothy Donnelly will be seen again Friday and Baturday In the Metro pro duction. "The Sealed Valley." adapted from Hulbert Footners romance. At Moore's Garden Theater next wee from Sunday to Tuesday Harry Mea tayer and Grace Darmond will be seen In Meredith Nicholson's "The House of a Thousand Candles." Wednesday and Thursday William Morris will bo presented In a film version of "Monsieur Lecoq," adapted from Emlle Gaborleau's famous detective stories. The company will include Florence La Badle, Al phonse Ethlcr, Julia Blanc, Reginald Barlow, and Mnrgnn Jones. For the remainder of the week there will be a repeat enqagement of tho Mutual Mnster Picture. "The Girl From His Town." In which Margarita Fischer enacts the leading role. Tho piece Is adapted from the novel bearing the same title by Marie Van Vorst. varies according to the flow of the river from 15,400 to 99,500 horsepower. The studies made in connection with the In vestigation indicate that the pieneni average dally amount of power which must be available to safely meet the ex pected. dnllv demands. Is about 8,000 kilo watts (10,72$ horsepower), with a maxi mum or peak requirement occurring be tween 3 and 6 o'clock p. m. of 11,000 kilo watts (14.751 horsepower). It Is estima ted that by 1837 the corresponding ug urcs will be 17.300 kilowatts (23,200 horse power) and 26.000 kilowatts (S4.S63 horse power). "On account of the losses which may be expected In generation and trans mission. It is also estimated that the de livery at the switchboards of the con sumers of 26.000 kilowatts will require about 47.000 horsepower at the turbine shafts. In dry years nny deficiency In water power will be met by the opera tion of steam auxiliaries already In place. The steam plant lighting the Capitol. Library of Congress, and Sen ate and House buildings has a capacity of over 10.000 horsepower, and can up ply all deficiencies of power for a long period. Great Saving Shown. "The estimated cost per kilowatt hour of current delivered from the proposed power Dlnnt. Including Interest and sink ing fund charges on the cost of instal lation, is 8.7 mills. Excluding Interest nnd sinking fund charges the estimated cost per kilowatt hour Is 3.1 mills. It is stated in the report that the average cost to tho Government and the Dis trict of Columbia for nil current con sumed was 2.011 cents per kilowatt hour for 1912. under existing methods of suuplv from both Government and pri vately owned steam-driven plants. "He states that ho regards the com bined water-supply and power-plant project which he proposes as beyond question the most satisfactory solution for governmental purposes of any sug gested; that the expenditure of Sib.wi, C'O, with an estimated total annual cost of operation nnd maintenance of $215,000, will obtain a sate una sure water sup ply capable of Indefinite expansion us needed nt very small cost, and that It will also furnish a nowcr plant which. from the savings effected, will return Its cost within a reasonable period and also provide Interest at 2 per cent. Opportunity for Revenue. "In addition, tho project will prolde opportunity for revenue from tho aalo of power under favorable conditions, the water power being created entirely by tho General Government, and the nieuus thereof lying wholly within Its domain. It should bo noted that these results ore obtained on tho consumption estimated at the time ol tho completion of the plant, ana that us tne consump tion Increases, as It undoubtedly will, tho corresponding saln?s will be In ciensed. "Tho costs per kilowatt hour just given nro sufficient In themselves to Indicate strongly tho advisability of tho United bit tes undortuklng the work under consideintlon. The report of Lieuten ant Bain gives further light on this, llo estimates that tho saving In 1912 to tho General Government nnd to the Dis trict would have been JCCC.OOO If cur rent had been free of cost. Tho above calculations show that this current In fact, a much larger amount of cur rtnt could have been furnished from the proposed plant for J&H.000, Indicat ing a saving of $97,410 nnnually. This capitalized at 2 per icnt would repre sent J4.S70.8O. Against this, however, must be placed tho cost of local dis tribution and of changing existing plants so us to enable them to take the Grent Falls power No detailed esti mates of this cost lmvo been mado. but It may be sufely stated that such cost will be only a fraction of this turn again ghlng a result favoiuble to the project." Glorious evenings are being had by the visitors to Colonial Beach, and the fact that tho District Nationnl Guard Is in camp thero has much to do with tho general enjoyment. While the citizen soldiers sre kept busy a considerable portion of the time with their military duties, the still have ample time to entertain v sltors. The steamer St. Johns, tho largest ex cursion Meamer on the Potomac and one of the largest south of New York, Is allowed to carry 2,200 passengers on eaoh trip, and she can do this without bcins crowded. Her deck space calls for sev eral hundred more paseengcrs th'in la now allowed under her certificate of In spection. This reduction In her pas senger carrying was voluntary on tho port of the managers of the big steamer. The St. Johns Is making daily, except Mondav, trips to Colonial Beach, leav ing ht-ro Saturdays at 2:30 p. m. and other days at 9 a. in. The steamer will make one of her regular thirty-mile eve ning trips Mondav next. An event which has for years been the feature of the summer season at His toric Marshall Hall, Is the annual tournament, to be held this year next Wednesday. The management an nounces many Interesting special fea tures and the outlook Is that this year's tournament will be one of tho greatest of these "historic events. An entertaining musical program will be provided by Schoeder's m'lltary band. The kntshts in c ume mount ed on woll trained horses odd to tho novelty of tho event. The usual week day and Sunday entertainments will pttrv-all. Three sailings each day nre rZade by the steamer Charles Mac alester, leaving the Seventh street wharf at 10 a. m.. 2:30 and 6:30 p. m. WHAT'S ON PROGRAM IN CAPITAL TODAY Today. Meetln District Suffrage League. Market louare. Pennsylvania avenue and Eighth treet northwet, 8 to 30 p. m. "llJllOMV Pay" at Camp Good W1U. Auto mobiles leave headquarters. KM New Tork nvenue northwest, at 4 p. m. MasSnlc-Illram. No. 10, M. M.; Naval. No. "; Lafayette. No. 19. F. C; Wm. R. Slngl- Oddn,Fel?ows-Columbla. No. 10, and Salens No. Si, deirree: Covenant. No. 11, buslntss KnUhl'a of Columbus Keane CounOll. Modern Woodmen of America A, R. Talbot Camp. Nn. 11913. Concert. Fifth Cavalry Band. Iowa Orel. 7.30 p. m. Amusements. Keith's Vaudeville, 1:15 and 8:15 p. m. Gayetv Uurlrsijue. 2:15 and 8:15 p. m. Glen Echo Open air amusements, all day aa4 evening. Tomorrow. Meeting downtown business to dlscuas bsttar tiostal facilities and Pennsylvania aranue branch oftlce. rooma of Retail Merchants' Association. 1: p. m. Iayinen's Retreat. Georgetown Unrrerslqr, Mafo'nlc Itanon. No. 7. F. C.l ColumblsV, No. 3. Stansbury, No. 24 (special) M. M. Odd Fellows Central, No. 1. Metropolis, Ka 18. and Phoenix. No. 2S, buslneta. Modern Woodmen of America -Washington Camp No. 1H64. Central Camp, No. lloijj Lliuoln Camp, No. UKi, Mcet.iiK. ladles' auxiliary of the German American Relief Committee, at homa of Mrs. Martin Wlccand In North Cbavy CfcaM. Ip, n.