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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, JANTTAHY 25; 1910.
-M li at k SJTlTJtrtltmrttrtn KTtnrrt' I with anccdotofl of Mnpolcon, but who new Gcrmnn jruriB beinjr what they iJHICtUasmnOrOttaini l8nlmo6tl gn0rant of the duties of a arc reported, what do thoy do in PUBLISHED EVERY KVENINO (Ineliidlnic Sundayit By iTio Washington Times Company, 'HI!: 11UN8EY BUILDING. Tennn. v PRANK A. MUNSEV, 1'rciidcnt. It. H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary. C. H. TOPE, Treasurer. On Year (IncludlnR Sumtavi), J1.S0. Elz Month. 1.7S. Thre Month. Wc. TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 191C. THOSE "FIRE STOPS' private and whose summer training England? j course must be spent In learning the Does the British government pun-( primary operations of a fighting ma- ish and disgrace the expert sea-1 chine? fighters when they say mat u ucr- By all means have theoretical mil- many is going to have guns of a itary courses in all colleges and uni- greater range they must have them, versitics. By all means have sum- too? mcr camps. But by all means havo Do the party newspapers charge Btudcnt cadet corps and give the that it's a political conspiracy for young men a thorough groundwork anybody to intimato that a British in the business of fighting. With- naval gun isn't the best gun in the out it thoy cannot be efficient ofii- world? cers or anything elffo in the whole Not by a long way! The British Tt,..i, WncWnfTtnn citizens are military rancre of work nnd dutv. .naval officers announce that if the AllVUt. tlM.Ja..a(3 , j . most desirous of faster street car) service they do not desire more Commissioners should give careful' Tho Hon. George von Lengcrko tho British navy wherever they A PREPAREDNESS LESSON Germans bring against them 17-lnch guns-which can outrango the British naval guns, thoy will make junk of ..T Z luJ. L ":: u-f- . !, Meyer, erstwhile Secretary of tho catch it and flirht it. The British abolition of the "fire stops" for , and all-round fighting man, newspapers agree that if the Gcr- strcct cars ' Provided a fino example of prac- manB aro gojng. to havo such guns, .u.. ot.cni,nltical preparedness. Being invited then the British navy must have yet to let the street cars run faster. j! an ld. ad cherished enemy to biggcr guns and bcttcr guns. The There could be no danger in raising "ic, ut n the street and settle it , ' British ministry doesn't gag any- tho limit of street car speed to fif teen miles in some sections and eighteen in others. Washington's streets aro wide, and on some thor oughfares used by street cars, ve hicles and pedestrians are few. But tho "fire stop" provision, by which cars must come to a halt at streets crossed by fire engines, was made following an accident which demonstrated the need of such care. At many of these stops passengers Mr. Meyer, fresh from the prepared ncss propaganda platform, put his theories to the test and stepped. Modern diplomatic usage in these matters, displacing the ancient code, rather presumes that the challenger doesn't challenge unless he feels pretty certain of his superior armor and armament. The somewhat meager details that the censor has passed indicate that in this case the body for saying that. Undoubtedly the British ministry gets on the job by providing tho guns which tho British naval officers declare are necessary to do to the new German guns and ships what was so easily and perfectly done to the old ones. BELGIUM'S NOBLE 'RETORT MAIL BAG (From The Times' Readers) , Communication to Hie 3tnll line HUt lio written on ono slrto of the tispr pnlyi mint not exceed Kw word In lenuth. ami muit be dinned Willi name and mMrrss of Render, 'i'lio publlentloii of letter In Tho Time' Malt It; do not mean the Indorsement by The Time of Urn opinion of tho writer. The Mnll line I an open forum, wherii the tltl ns of Wellington can nrsue most question. Plays and Players at Capital Theaters This Week C BELASCO. X NATIONAL. J The German proposal that Bel gium may be given separate peaco challenged party demonstrated a alight or board the cars regularly, fitness which indicated that his op- and restored to national integrity, if At nnv rnto it does not take lone "" ....e- ",., .... Dllv wl ,.,c.i..j, ..-...-- ....- - .i. x rm, , fallen down on its job. The distin- .LUV V44 V S W V X mwm bbw v ww much reason for such stops as there ' mliannrl tvtnMiiitvtA nAtMhnf nnf View came to her rescue in the hour of her horror, has been rejected on tho is for stopping at intersections of himself in a fashion that accorded highest Belgian authority with all iyiui i,iiu niicsi, nuuiuuna uj. wiu win iiiuigiiukiuii iiiul duv.ii u ".u"u"- navy. He accepted instantly, put out i ablo suggestion might have been street car tracks; perhaps more, for the tracks constitute their own warning signal. FREE TEXT BOOKS from the Metropolitan Club port under full steam, cleared for ac tion, and gave, according to all re ports, an excellent account of him- Conirrcssman Buchannan of Illi- self. It appears that the wily foo fy nois in introducing a bill to provide had the advantage of a concrete jl free high school text books in the emplacement in the form of a side ( District of -Columbia has brought di- walk, which served useful nurnose: rectly before Congress a need that but despite this the navy gunnery hag been emphasized time and time was highly creditable and the heavy again by citizens' associations and guns landed broadside after broad 1 li I. V t by labor unions in the Capital Pennsylvania, a near neighbor, and many Western States already furnish free text books throughout the school course. There is no rea son why the National Capital should lag behind in a matter which is so important. There is an added reason her.e why such text books should be furnished because of the extra expense in other directions in the high school course. All boys aro compelled by law to join the cadets, unless excused under certain exceptions, and these boys must spend money for uniforms, for fees for the company funds, and for street car transportation on occa sions of drill away from the vicin ity of tho schools. In some of the high schools the laboratory fees, the cost of mate rials, especially those in mechani cal drawing and manual training courses, are high. These combine, with the cost of text books, to make the high schools anything but "free" to many small salaried residents. The city should keep step with the times and furnish free text books. side. Honors seem to have been well distributed, giving a telling ex emplification of both the horrors and the futility of war. It is good to have these practical disproofs of the charges that our navy is unprepared. When a craft that has been out of commission for let's see, how many years is it ? demonstrates such form, strategy, and sheer fighting ability, it cannot but be reassuring to folks who sus pect that we are defenseless. A STREET TOLL LIKE WAR'S Now We Need An Eight-Hour Law For Men of District. To tho Editor of THE TIMES: Tho eight-hour law for women In tho District or Columbia has worked well. Especially during holiday week wan this groat boon to tho storeglrla appreciated, for It did away with tho twolvo to fifteen-hour work days of paat ncasonB. Tho merchants aro doing as much busi ness as they did in tho longer day. Maybo It fs not yot tlmo for an eight hour law for men. nut something must bo done to amcllorato the lot of market and grocery clerks, who still havo to toll fiom twelve- to sixteen hours In each twenty-four. HOW enn minh mnti irli'n fittnflnn in tholr families? iVhnt r-lmnco have thev for development mental, spiritual, or I'wynicuK Tho least that should be dono is to limit mcir labors to ten hours. ... ,, WORKER. Washington, January 21. The Teachers' Stand On the Board of Education Proposition. To the Editor of TUB TIMES: I regret that Tho Times, In its Issue or January 22, represented tho teachers of Washington as claiming a, "Victory" on tho school question now before a aubcommJttco of tho District Commlt teo In Congress. They make no such claim, and. Inasmuch, as there Is yet doubt as to what tho committee will recommend. It would bo folly for them to make such a claim. To say that the teachers of tho High School Association are alone satisfied with incorporating In the proposed school law the provision of tho organic net safeguarding tho method of their appointment and retention In service would represent them falsely. They favor strongly tho present method of appointing the members of tho Hoard of Education. They stand solidly for tho retention of tho school law of liKW. If any change Is to bo made, they would welcome, a moro completo separation of school and city government. I hone you will bo good cnouch to correct tho wrong impression conveyed by tho article published, nnd give tho true position of tho High School Asso ciation on tho questions at issue. Thanking you for our Interest nnd courtesy, I am, . WILLIAM J. WALLI3. Washington, January 24. (Tho Times did not represent that tho teachers of tho High School Associa tion "arc alono satisfied with Incot poratlng In tho proposed school law the provialon or Uio organic act safeguard "T HIS Greatest Nation,' Ham Elliott and by Wll-1 "It Pays to Advertise," at tho Na Marlan tlonal Theater last ulght, without tho expected to arouse. A nation that has proved its capacity for such heroism as that of Belgium, is not going to desert in the midst of the fighting. The whole nation, from King to the humblest refugee, has protested the insult to national good faith. This bald suggestion that Belgium might buy peace at the price of honor, illustrates the cynical atti tude of a foreign office which a lit tlr vhil( ntro denounced its sacred -j... t.i:n! ., ,.oD i'ntf tne method of their appointment." treaty obligations as scraps of The artCi0 m question said. Crlghton, had Its premtcro performance at the Bolasco Theater last night. Few groator subjects than that of the pathway to peace could, bo chosen at tho present time. From a dramatic standpoint this production sorves to convince through its humanness of appeal rather than through its pal pablo possibilities as propaganda, much of the credit going to William Elliott In the leading role. Four sets by Joseph Urban gave a scenic, background of extreme ap propriateness. His treatment of the primary colors as central themes upon which to develop the minor details of complimentary color, is remarkably effective. A short prologue, which presents Just enough of the themo of tho piece to set the audience on tho right scent, opens tho story at the tlmo of the death of Elaine, Queen of Thor, and mother of Alan, Crown Prince of Thor. With her last breath, she dedicated her son, not to a Ufo of war, but to peace, and Intrusts him to tho caro of two faithful scholars. Somewhere, sho herself cannot account for It. the price less gift Of tho hatred for war wan given her, and sho longs to havo her ilttlo son becomo a man who loves peace and prosperity In order that ho may bo trained in a practical Ray of living, sho leaves to mm tho Ilttlo kingdom of Donau, a mere patch of country lying between his father's kingdom and that of their ncignoor King, Jtadow or Adion acc ono lakes place twenty years ar c POLI'S. 3 slightest difficulty demonstrated to a capacity audlcnco why It ran a year in New York. From tho oncnlng line of Rodney Martin, addressed to the stenographer and his crusty old father, which was, "Will you mairy mo?" to the capitula tion of tho parent to tho all-compelling force of "advertising," the comedy was ono succession of delights to tho au ditors. Last night's production was a bene fit for the Working Hoys' Home. The battlo of tho hcnrdlfj-s ooy who biuaks Into thu soap luslncss to "lniu" tho tiust In opposition to his lather, who frowns on .scnsatiotul advertising, forms the basis of the "fnrclcal fact In three nets." and o.cert for two periods when tho pcnaulam or Joy hwlngs somewhat to eadncsi, rollicking fun is dispensed. The eoap king and hla ftlenographcr crmsDlro to dut tho son to work, tho Incentive, being a wager of 13(,000 placed by tho rnrcnt with a rivil soap makor. who also has u shiftless son. Tho son fulls into tho trap and llkcwiso In loo with tho tvnlst. Father disin herits tho boy nnd discharges tho girl. Then enters the wUiril who appreci ates tho power of suncstton, the py cholory of print. Jvamed Ambroso l'eale, the press agent, collaborating with tho son. hits upon "13 soap, un lucky for dlit" as the trailc-inark for their product. Thclt; nensatlonal adver tising campuljrn stdith's the. commer cial world, but whin tho financial ic pourcos of the son, the press -vgent, and the coiifpliinR stonogiapher are about exhausted, oidcrs for soap bcjln to pour 1. Tills adds another dlfficnltv. for father controls- the output of si.ap lie tcr, at tho tlmo when tho Ufo aod work I re f lines to furnish the product nt 3 of Prlnco Alan havo matured In a cents a cako to be sold at 0 cents wonderful project, a canal which is to I without getting in op the profits, and iiriKaiu an oi nin iillig Kincuotn anu c-jiiuuiij' iv . i v .. DRILL BEFORE EVERYTHING t i. v President Lowell, of Harvard, has come out with fervor for military preparedness and the training of col lege students to be officers in volun teer forces. He accompanies his declaration, however, with the opin ion that drills should be abolished from colleges and universities. President Lowell's method of pre paring college students for calm and deliberate command under the nerve racking conditions of shell fire, for coolness and decision in the face of I infantry and machine-gun fire, in cludes theoretical consideration in the classroom, of military history and science supplemented by sum mer camps. His objection to college drill is a left-handed one. "It would bo wise," he says, "to confine such military instruction ascan be given in term time to those elements of a college officer's duty which arc ap propriate to a college curriculum." The college youths of England, shoulder to shoulder with the young metj.0(jB men irom snops, lrum laciuriua, uuu from slums, are learning that train ing for war consists mostly of drill drill drill. The basis of battle co-ordination which makes an army a fighting machine, a team both of blood and of iron, with the human brain, the nervous system and the body working in such unison that the soldier does the proper thing at tho proper time by very instinct, is con tinuous drilling. Habit and obedience those arc In 22,540 accidents of nineteen dif ferent kinds in 1915, according to the first complete twelve-month re port ever issued by the Police De partment on the subject, 059 persons were killed and 23,321 injured in the streets of New York city. It is an appalling number, the more so be cause Commissioner Woods offers no hope that it will decrease. He goes so far as to predict the annual ccle for 1916 there will be fewer acci dents in February, casualties reach ing the low point of the year. Each succeeding month will bring more until the high point is reached in July. There will be a drop in Au gust, when the holiday season takes thousands out of town. Maimmgs and killings will jump again in Sep tember, then fall month by month until February, 1917, brings a new low point. Bad weather keeps pco plo indoors; fine weather brings them out and increases hazardous congestion. The New York police department has made persistent efforts at bet tering conditions, aiming not only at strict supervision of vehicular traffic, but also at education of drivers and pedestx-ians, with par ticular intent to reach children for children m 1915 paid 44 per cent of the death toll and 32 per cent of the injured. But Mr. Woods remarks, "As the Red Queen said to Alice, 'Wc have to run as fast as wc can in order to slav in the same place.'' The growth of the city annually complicates tho i pioblem just about enough to off set the improvements in trailic paper." beemmgly tlie ucrnn gov ernment is incapable of understand ing that there are some nations that would not be guilty of such gross indecency as the German oligarchy perpetrated at the beginning of the war. When the allies bound them selves -not to make peace separately, Berlin sneered; capable of breaking faith and violating treaties when ever it should be advantageous, Ber lin assumed that any other country would readily do' the same thing. The indignation with which Belgium refuses the bribe would be a real re buff to any other nation. . To ask Belgium to make a sepa rate peace, merely because she was not a signatory to the agreement pledging her own autonomy, is like asking the maker and beneficiary of a note of hand to refuse its pay ment and expect the indorsers to meet the obligation. Belgium didn't need to protest such an imputation against her integrity. Only those who are congcnitally incapable of understanding what moral obligation is, could doubt Belgium's loyalty to her allies. Such a peace suggestion, coming from Germany at this time, serves only the purpose of redoubling the determination of her enemies to win a decisive victory. It impresses Aa between tho Judge of the commissioners and the Supreme Court of brlnjr nrosncrltv to hln neonlp. Tho day for tho loosing of tho water in tho locks, and tho men of threo kingdoms, who have worked side by biuo ior several years, liavo learned tho knnwlrrlirn Unit his ran has 1UJI1C2S acumen as well ns excellent Judcmcnt In selecting the stenographer aa his llfo pmtner , .lolin miner, in me ixirerrciy lamauvo B.V.V1 mi several yearn, Jiavo learncu I .""ii .--- . . ', ' Mm mrnnino- nf ii, ,.,..,i ....i. .! role nf the iiress accnt. proved a come democracy, as taught them by their be- dlnn of abundant dimensions He was UUU.II WHV1 Wfiv.t J!nv- rM..i "j loved friend nnd nrinrn Aim. ,,....-.. ......... iijo uaugmcr or Kadow, the Princess Tho eternal triable was the themo of a thrilling drama, almost melodramatic In spots, which iipt a capacity auV- , enco at tho Poll's gripping its chair arms through foi.r full acs last nighty In delineating (Jeorge lirotufhursrw "Tho Uw of tho Land," Jhft Broadway cuccess of Julia Dean, the Poll Players had chills coursing up and down tho spines of their audlcnco In true melo dramatic entertainment. In a ost difficult and trylnr role, tax ing her emotional ability. Miss nitton house achieved a now aur.ccss in tho character or tuo pivot or the triangle he abused nnd brow-beaten wife of Lawyer Robert Harding, plnycd by Pen 'Caggart, and tho lover if Geoffrey Morton, dashing young clvll engineer, played by A. II. Van Buret!. In a tragic first act, ilnost a pri logue, .the plav 'started in thrilling, heart-gripping fashion. Tho remaining three acts were devoted to caving Mis Harding fiom the clutches of the 'fiw and preventing the self saci'flco of hff lover, suspected of the murder of tin "cruel" husband. In tho suppressed cmottcnal scenes Miss Rlttenhouso was seen at her best Replete with broad, lurid tcnes of melo drama. Miss Rlttcnhouse gavo a moit nitural Intel prctatlon of tho murdor etnlnd wife, wilting to pay tho penalty, but pi i vented by a mesh of circum stances In which her child, Bennl", ployed by Piss Helen Huyes Brown, was th moving nnthcr-sacriflce. Miss Prown. botii in nciamas and middy ult, shared with Miss Rltten houso tho liberal npplause given tho two chief feminine role.". In the comedy scenes. Miss Prown was especially pleasing. In the minor rart of the faith' il English butler. J. Hammond Dalley, in hi canny, but Homotlmes misguided, efforts to keep police suspicion from his mistress, scored a new personal cuccesi. Ralph Remley. as the lawyer's secre tary, returned once more to a seml-Juve-rlle role, and ss the protector of his employer's wife, gae a satisfying In terpretation The rtnnl "punch" of both melodrama nnd comedy was contributed by Howard Lang ns the brogue-tinged pollen In spector. It was one of the most de- the success of his own powcis In the hitfttrul roes In which Mr. Lang has tlnnl net when orders for tho unmadO I i u f -rim 1rnmnl triln'nr Adrls. in love with Alan. 'is visiting at i (,"al nct wncn ,r'lcr8 for thc unmade iyot bccn cart i,.,fhme:nd Planning for the celebra-i wnp began to roll in. called for lilt nun un mo next uay. wncn tne com-i "l,ll."u """," ,..........,.. . ...- a iu cuiiirn mi iiir in ht urn nnmn n r , uwu ' .. ..-...,.,..---.-, .. once Mystified and worried, Ainn tries to got In communication with her fathei. but does not succeed He Is soon in formed, however, that his own father has declared war on Radow. and that his canal cannot bo opened. It seems that In lrrleatinir thn In ml nf h, 1 1 1 1 1 . kingdom he would nccesfarily gUc great the District, ho said he fMr Wallls be- "I'J'0, "'klnf dom .f &,,0tn ,,J,,t, V?" ileved thc teachers would favor the latter because of the high records made b boards so appointed. Tho article also bears out Mr. Wa'llij' contention that teachers "favor strong ly the present method of appointing the ii'cmbeis of the Uonrd of Education." It outlined the chatt the association prepared to prove the present method of appointment Is that followed by oth er cities, and to show that previous methods In Washington schools had not been satisfactory ) I IN CAPITAL TODAY IT ON PROGRAM i them more than ever with the feel ing that a government whose ideals are so low that it could suspect an other of such baseness, is not safely to be left in arms and strength. It is a menace to the very safety of civilization. THE PACIFISTS' MISTAKE NAVAL GUN PREPAREDNESS In the matter of preparedness against danger, probable or possible, immediate or remote, think of the way they do it in Europe and the way we do it. Because the British navy has had faster fighting ships, carrying guns which could shoot further, the Ger man fleets, as war factors, haven't existed. From the great guns and swift ships of the enemy the Ger man dreadnaughts havo had to be sheltered like cockleshells behind fields of floating mines and massive coast defenses. But rumor has it that Germany has built and is mounting on some of her battleships 17-inch guns which will outrange the naval guns of tho British. If Germany does get dread naughts - equipped with superior shooting power, German ships which heretofore have been helpless can chase those invincible monsters of only tho other dav off thc high seas, than thc student whose mind is i as a year ago the German navy was crammed with thc theory of bnt- chased off the high scus. "ifclions and regiments in battle or1 Now, in thc possibility of these thc two prime qualities of a soldier's I foundation on which must rest all else. They arc to be had only by drilling. Student objection to drill m those institutions which now have military training largely is based on thc obligation of getting into uni form regularly and reporting for duty at a set time. Such regularity makes for habit. It also makes for obedience. It makes for prompt ac tion. Who can say that such a cadet is not far better material for the in tensive training of a summer camp Right in thc front lank of pa cifists in this country is David Starr Jordan, head of Stanford Univer sity, California. Dh Jordan thinks he knows that preparedness breeds war, rather than staving it off or insuring that, if it comes, it will end right. There are times when the pacif ists' confidence seems a little too Btrong. A year before the present war began, this same excellent Dr. Jordan published a book, "War and Waste." What he said about war and waste was true and impressive enough. War is undesirable, and it is wasteful. There was no quar rel on those points. But in addition Dr. Jordan committed himself thus: "What shall we say of the great war in Europe, ever threatening, ever impending, and which never comes? We sha'll say that it will never come. Humanly speaking, it is impossible." That was the positive assurance of Dr. Jordan a year before this war began. If he was so mistaken then, i3 it not possible that he and his kind may be equally mistaken now? They assure us that this country will never have a great war; will never need a military establishment. Suppose the nation takes their word, and then finds that they have been as sadly mistaken as Dr. Jor dan was in 1913! A lot of hitherto unsuspected boys will now be found to be friends of tho people. Today. Dcbntp, "Ctiuorahln of Motion I'Murr ' student of Mckinley Manual Tralnl.iC bchool. In choo1. afternoon Addrr, "Safety Klrt In Washington." W. V I'eabody, Homo club, Ip m Meeilnc. Hebrew Women. ElcUh Street Tern- pip 3 pm. lecture, Dr I C Q Anleron, -lort Smn- lah-Amerlcan Atheuin, Itauaclior , . p. in. Luncheon, Ladle of St. Andrew' Enl3CopJl Church, Old Maaonlo Temple. 11 to Z p. in. Musical, benefit of the blind. Library of Con- rresj. 8 15 ! m. Ball, Columbia lxl ce. No. 4S4, llrothcrhood of Railroad Trainmen, National Ulrica Hall, s p in Social. Jewish Hranch, V. P. S. U. Ill E treet north" cut, 8 15, llectlnc archaeology section. Twentieth Cen. tury Club, XiZ Woodley place, I p. in. Celebration, Mt. Pleasant LiOdRTe, No. 33, F. A A. M . Arcade ballroom, S p m. Meeting, North Capitol and Kckln.Uon Citi zens' Association. Mathew G. Kmory School, 7 30 p. m Lecture. "Tho Literary Character of tho Sermon on tho Mount " Prof ismar J. 1'erltz. aannmbly hall. Colleiie of History. American UnUerslty. 3"0 p m. Formal hop, officer of Fort Myer, 9 p. m. Meeting:, Intercollegiate boclalut Societ), I P m. Masonic Federal, No 1, Aracla. No. II; Ta- koma. No. 19; Mount Pleasant, No. 33: Mount Horeb. No. 7, Scottish Kite, Itobert Ue Ilruco Council, Knlsht Kadoah Eastern Star Elects, No. :; Bethlehem, No. 7. Friendship No 17 Odd Fellow Washington, No. 6. Golden Rule. No 51. Amltv. No 57. Knlchts of Plhla Webster. No. 7. Tlxcel dor No. 14. Capital, No 54, and Myrtle, Maccabees Theater part of National BeWsw, Liberty Review, lianq.uet nd Men-Oscrola Tribe. No IS. Meeting. Osteopathic Association of the rl- trlct. offices of Dr. Lulu Wateri, Fontanet Court, S p. in Luncheon, ladle of St. Andrew' Episcopal Chunh. for benefit of church. Old .Masonic Temple, 11 a. m. to 5 P. m. Address, "Missions In Action " Mrs. D E Wlber Y W. C. A 4 3 p. m Reception. Alpha clnfs, at Logan. Iona Ircle. S to 10 p m , Address "What the Social!! Want 'and Why They Wapt It " Mr noo I'aator Stokes, under auspice of the Wiahlngton Alumni Chapter. Public Library, S p. m. Amusements. New National "It Pa to Advcrtla,' .15 p. m. Relaco "Tho Greatest Nation." 3 50 p. m. Poll" "Tho Law of the Land," ?:15 and k:15 p m. Kelth-Vaudelllc. 5 13 and t 13 p. m Casino "East Lnnc." 5 15 and S:15 p. in. Uajetj llurlesque, 5 10 and 8.10 p. m. Loew'a coinmuia I'noiopiays, jv . n. in. 10 11 p. m. Tomorrow. Concert, ballroom Raleigh Hotel, ltublnit.Mn Club. 8 p in. , . , Meeting, Commlttco on Prevention of i uber culoMs and Medical Association of District, tleorgo Washington I nlcrlt, S p. m Patrnnal Feast, school of fcatrcl hcloiiceM, Catholic FnUersliy. Lecture, Prof Perlu, 'The Essential reach ing of the Sermon on the Mount, ' Hall of the Collego of Hlstor, American UnUer- Mecll'ng. Italian llranch Socialist Party, 811 13 stiect northwest. S 15 Meeting. executle committee. Socialist party, 8 13 p in. Meeting. Hoard of Education, FranUIa School. 3.30. Motion Picture, Y. M. C. A . 8:1j p in. "Tho New Minister," plajlet. nrothrhood ilaK Grace Reformed Church, S p m I;i lure, German Drama, Emma Goldman, Arcade Hall, 8 p. m ..,... Mn.rmir-iinrmnnv. No. 17. school of Instruc tion. Columbia, No. 1, Roal Arch Mason. Eastern Star Naomi, No, 3, Brookland, No. Odd' Fellow-Eastern. No 7, nnd Federal Cltv, No. 50, Harmony, No f. Knight of Pythla-Mt. Vernon. No 5. Her- molne J.v 15. Union, No 55. Columbia, No "8 PMhlan Sisters Friendship Temple. No knight of Columbus -Dramatic performance, CaiToll Coum.ll anniversary celebiatlon. Annual dinner. Dartmouth Association, Unl- erlt Club S p in. Luncheon, ladle of St Andrews' Enlzconal Chunh for benefit of ilie ihurch. Old Masonic Temple, 11 a m to 2 p. m, foro he can mnrch at thn limit if hi people, KIiik Thor Is assanslnatcd Adion, anxious for an excuse to trv to obtain a seaport throUKh tho con trv of his neighbors. Intel picts tho con struction of the canal w rough, ami plans to dynamite thc locks hut on the day thnt Kins; Radow expects de struction, sreat nrmfuls of red i iset are borne down the stream, tho mes-sano of Alan to Adris. The Klnp. houcver. interprets the roses ns a declaration of wai. and orders that Jils armlC3 march acnlnst the armies of former prlnco. now Klnp, Alan of Thor, whose peoplo aro wild with the outrage of the assassination But the flshtlnr; dne not materialize ' The men refuses to march acalnst ono another. Alan appears sparselv attend ed In the home of his enemy, and de mands a settlement, not with millions of people at war. but bv either discussion I or personal combat of thc parties most interested. An old idea, perhaps, but , one which seems to huve u new nnd wonderful significance today A charm ins love story runs throughout with OMvo WVndham In tho role of Princess Adrls. She Is as unaffected ns is Mr. Elliott. Minor characters arc well por trayed. T E. VODER. The stenographic heroine of Miss Kdna llaker measured up to the high stand nrd of her clever co-workers, and Will iam Holden, as the father, was capital throughout Incidental part vrere well essajed D.v Doroth Foster as the excitable Trench confidence woman, and Hernard Thorn ton as the caddish son of tne rival soap manufacturer Edward MiQuade was a boisterous collector c KEITH'S. 3 Phe dramatic structure m to icnore tho guilt oC Mrs. Harding while overcome with thi perfidy of her 'huebar.d. and Mr. Lanii Kave a most convincing interpretation of an unconvincing police character. c CASINO. 3 r GARDEN. If nothing else is gained, the fact that William S. Hart gets out of the Inevitable cowboy costume and Into civilized apparel for at least 4,000 feet of "Between Mn. would prove welcome to this actor's friends In the reappearance of the Triangle pro gram at the Garden thc first part of this week. Mr. Hart and House Peters arc the lending characters In the piece, -with Enlu Markey In trc wom an's role. The story deals with the attempt on the part of a stockbrolccr to win a bride bj making her father a pauper. The father's frlenJ, a Western mlnei, comes to his rescue in rather spec tacular style The piece is well pro duced, giving Tom Ince a chance to Indulge his liking for directing se cral sorts of crowds. Weber and Fields ana a. natatorium full of most graceful and comely swimmers and dlveis furnish tho Kc -stone feature of thc fore-week pio gram under the title of "The Worst of Friends." Despite tho fact that tho Kej stone police force figures In the action In part, it appears to be a ery much subdued crowd and only falls Into the swimming pool once. The nim Is full of Weber and Fields and Mack Sonnet comedy, Sennet bcInK the director. Beginning Thursday Helpn "Ware will be seen In "Cross Currents" as the leading feature. c STRAND. J The drawing power of "Tho Battlo Cry of Peaco" appears to lncreaso from tho character of the crowds that at tended thc exhibitions of tho film es terday, beginning tho second week of the production at the Strand Theater Among the people InHho audience wero many film experts who enmo hero to witness tho production of tho drama In tho manner It has been changed by Manager Tom Moore, of thc Strund. Tho rearrangement oi me nim uy air. Moore from tho original to tho conclso story that Is being shown hcio h.ia caused much faoiahlo comment among the experts anu tuey iiao asked that the film bo sent out In its present A arled bill furnished continuous amusemento the audiences at the open ing performances at Keith's yesterday, and there were so many encores that the show waa perceptibly lengthened. The drama of the tlmberland. "The Forest Fire." with Its wonderful scenic effects, caps thc climax, and the finale of the raging flames sweeping throush the woods, as thc locomotive dashes down the mountnln side, with trees fall ing, is a triumphant leallsm of stage craft. A largo and capable company adds to tho effect. Frederick V. Bowers and a company of Hincei'3 and dancers appear In n. de lightful scenic song icview, which of fers on opportunity for ocal oriqlnal lt. Changes of scenery and costumes are pleasing features Jnmrs and Bonnie Thornton, tho youngest of the old-timers, nppear ugaln in their offering of the days of long njo. with "Annie Roonej" and a monologue by Mr Thornton that re called old times to many of the audi ence Hazel Hiislam and Joseph Bernard have a delightful comedv plajlet. "Who Is She'" by Willard Mack, with the usual happy denouement Ruth Rove's offering of sonc.s and Bert Saoy and Jay Brennan m "On the Riulto" won rounds of applause, as did Wnllace Bradlcv nnd Xccna Norrls In a ulnglng and dancing number In "Lovclnnd,"' nnd the Caltes brothers In a dancing act. ( LOEWS COLUMBIA. ) One of the three real photopkijs that hae been produced Is what a careful critic has called "The Ragamuffin," by William C. DeMllle. In which the Lasky Company presents Blanche Sweet at the Columbia thc fiist part of this week J Mr. DeMllle both wrote and directed the pioductlon of this play, and that I he has gamed mucn Knowledge or. pic ture possibilities Is shown In tho con struction of this play. While it is a crook plaj, and contains a lot of crook episodes, and while somo of Its scenes aio rather Ion: drawn out for no ap parent dramatic purpose, "Tho Raga muffin migni scre as n mouci ior construction for the betterment of the motion plcturo Industry In general. It relates the hlstor of a young girl born In the slums and a young mm who is heir to a fortune. Thev nro hi ought together In a natural manner. The story Is sound dramatic construc tion, and gives to the photoplay an ex ample of what can be done by pains taking work on thc part of thu author and nioducer Miss Sweet glcs elilonco of possess ing ical acting ability of a high quality Tom Forman, ns the young man, In tho case, is a fitting leading man for tho piece. The piogram also includes a Lubin comedy, introducing Billlo Reeves, a BiograPh drama, and tho Paramount travel picture with Australia as the theme. In line with the recently adopted pol icy of the management of the Caslnu to revive a number of the famous emo tional plays, "East Lynne" vas pre sented last night, and. Judging from th expressions of appreciation of the au dience, the pla which made their grandparents laugh and weep In turn has lost none of Its charm for the pres ent genciatlon. The play as it Is be ing presented at the Casino Is allshtlv changed In some parts from the original, and Is staged in five acts with eight scenes, by Elmer H. Brown. Miss Jane Ware Is cast as Barbara, while- the leading man's role of Archi bald is allotted to Louis Ancker. Es pecially effective was the performance of Iviiil.se Kent as Lady Isabel Cariyle. Iwho handled effectively a difficult role. The part of the country maid was taken by Jane Ware, while Maude Eburne. Nona Kelly. Eddie Davis, Gale Batter lee. Charles Pevton. Paul Brew, and Kathcrlne Luce were all effective In their respective parts. c BIJOU. J Princess Texlco heads tho bill at tha Bijou this week with a brand new danca fealuie, in a costume that is said to be one of tho most expensive In the. burlesque field. The bill presents a number of special costumes and special ties in the comedy skit. "The Mashers. Hap Jones has a sketch based on av Mexican arena, and Charlie Egan, bill ed as Uic actor-pugilist, sings a num ber of songs and elves a monologue with mucrr ring dialogue. Phil Collins, the Hebrew comedian, and Lew Klkle, the Irish comedian, with Edith Astor. lmo the principal parts in the oomeay. presenting many original song and dnncc numbers through the action or tho piece. BRITAIN TO PASS DYE C GAYETY. 3 FOR TIP 1 Bureau of Engraving and Print ing Will Soon Have New Shipment From Germany. O ill- say rlshj in off Tuneful music and comedv predomi nated at tho Gajctv -vesterday when Hd Lee Wrotho and "Sliding" Billy Watson appeared In a big burlesque ca i nival. .Too Hui tic has provided for these two popular comedians n Hliow of amnio Mii.-mlltv and excellent quality. Wrotho form rather than In thn form 'in which : opens tlie show with a fnrto entitled it ; nrlrlnnllv nut tocether. Tlier ".Irnltor Higglns at the Races. it is in v . .-c.- v - - wl.. . .. ... nt 41.n.n linliii. in wero many scenes In tho original pro duction which diu not anu to tne ef fectiveness pf tho preachment In the least. These have all been eliminated and the 111m as now shown Is a very carefully worked out sermon on pre paredness, vlvldlly shown, but without thoso features which previously bvvo offense. Tho story deals with tho family of a millionaire peaco advocate and what happened to it when a foreign foo at tacked New York. The pictures show in Just what a defenseless condition tlie United States is at the present time and how easy It would bo for a well trained army and navy of n foreign power to captuio New York city and destroy most of the Uastem section of the countrv Capt Jack Crawford, tho 'poet 'scout" and lectuirr, delivers u shoit address at each production of thn film. Captain Crawford is a civil war .cteian and an advocate of preparedness. three hecnes. two nt tnem noing laid at thf Belmont racetrack Blllv Watson and his Inimitable slldo hold tho stago during the closing part of the cntcitnln mont. Watson appears ns Otto in "Tho FIvlnr Dutchman." the sceno being lo cated in the Patent Office here. Tho supporting companv la good, Max Fehrrr.an. ir , Al Dupont, Owen Martin, and Jack Howard addlnc much to tho mircoss of the two shows. Katelle Col bert has tho soubretto role, and sang nnd danced herself Into favor with yes- terdav s largo audiences. Kthel Marmount. stateiv in appenr nnce and a dellehtful singer, won manv reculls vvitn "uid rnsnioned aieiortj." in which fcho was .assisted bv the chorus llj.'rl Wootlburv nlso sautr a number nf eui cs In pleasing fashion Thc chorus is t llvelv imKici'atlon of irood looking gills who HPPin to take much Interest In thcii work Tho show Is handsomely mounted nnd thc costumes aro now and uttracUvc. Someone who Is a c!ose observer the) sort of fellow who knows when the tiost ofrico clock hnndfl need washing or Ins neighbor has a new necktie says the i cd 2-ccnt postage stamps aren't ns red as they used to be. The 8-cent slamr. which once wero of an olive green, 'i says, aro now of a yellowish green tlnre Director Joseph 13. Ralph, of tho Bu reau of Engraving and Printing. tho closo observer Is absolutely about It. Our stamps have been color and slcklv looking for some eight months, and thc shortage of Qermna djes is rosponslblo for their faded appearance. substitute American or foreign des havo not conveyed the bright colors of tho German product. However, the di rector imparts a rather Important bit of news when he says that arrangements have been made with England and tier many for thc receipt by this Govern ment of a shipment of the needed Gei man dves. Tho understanding is, thnt tho dyes are strictly for tlie us of Undo Sam. nnd It is on this condition that they are allowed to come throush in these war times. Mr. Ralph expects to get the oys within tho next two weeks, and UKn tho stamps will reflect their old-time brightness. . , ,,., . .. "It is true." said Mr Ralph, "that the lack of German djes has resulted in it slight change In color of our stamps. This Is especially noticeable In the red stamps, and the 2-centers will bo found of lighter color than heretofore There aio also other stamps presenting a faded appearance The 8-cent sticker Is probably the best example. It used to be an olive green, and Is now of a more jellowlsh tlnce. "We have been without German dyes for seven or eight months, and have been forced to use what may be called adulterated colors. Imported or do mestic. These colors cost more, but hnvo less luster I teccntlv paid Jl pr pound for reds ' whereas I used to puichnse the Oernipn color at 24 cents, and the latter pioduct seomed to be about four times tho coloilng strength of the dye we aro now using." .9"