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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1916
A SHAKESPEARE SUCCESSION
With the announcement that E.
tt. Sothcrn would leave the stage at
the end of the current season, join
fag in retirement Julia Marlowe,
playgoers will receive with pleasure
the news that Margaret Anglin and
William Faversham have joined
forces to take the place of the here
tofore Shakespearean lenders of the
''Margaret Anglin has had a wide
and varied opportunity since she was
graduated from the Empire Dra
matic School, where she was one of
the four leading pupils engaged by
Charles Frohman at the commence
ment of 1894, and from that time
to the present she has been climb
ing in artistic favor.
Faversham, before he became a
star, had the opportunity of playing
with E .H. Sothern, Mrs. Fiske, and
other well-known and capable play
ers. He has created any number of
roles, so striking in themselves as
to stand out distinctly in memory.
Margaret Anglin and Faversham
appear as the legitimate successors
in Shakespeare of Sothern and Julia
Marlowe. May their work be profit
able to them and worth While for
USE THE YOUNQ MEN!
In his address urging prepared
ness for citizenship by inviting the
young men to participate in the
wprk of the citizens' associations,
President P. T. Moran, of the Cham
ber of Commerce, brought to the
Mid-City citizens last night a doc
trine that would help to prevent re
currence of the ,misunder&anding
and bickering which attend the dis
cussion of all questions of civic bet
terment. Preparedness by educating the
young men in the fundamentals of
good citizenship would make un
necessary an extended campaign of
education every time a question of
vital concern to the community is
to be decided. It would build up a
body of citizens who would know
their responsibilities and be willing
and anxious to accept them.
The question of what to do with
the young man is more easily dis
posed of in a republic than under
any other form of government.
Growing boys and callow youths
have a keen idea of their own im
portance; they are made into surly
men and careless citizens by the at
titude a community usually assumes,
of treating this feeling as a joke.
They are made into good citizens by
treating it seriously and giving
them opportunity to demonstrate
Mr. Moran is doing a service by
preaching this doctrine. If the
young men of Washington can be
gathered into the citizens' associa
tions, placed on committees, and
given place in the deliberations, the
matter of building up the city can
take care of itself. It is not a diffi
cult thing to do. Every citizens' as
sociation has a host of committees.
Let the young men be- taken in. Let
them do the work, prove their abil
ity, and develop ideas.
Preparedness, like charity, begins
at home; and preparedness for the
defense of the neighborhood against
ignorance, and lack of enterprise is
preparedness for defense of the na
tion against a foreign physical foe in
the very best sense of the word.
NEWSPAPERS IN THE SCHOOL
A few sensitive persons may be
shocked at the 'news from Brooklyn,
N. Y., that newspapers instead of
the usual text books, are to be used
in teaching foreign pupils the Eng
I The principal of one of the schools
1 doing this explains that he not only
believes the forceful and colloquial
diction of the newspapers a good
thing for those learning our tongue,
, but he thinks foreigners will be in
1 terested in reading about current
events as they study the new lan
guage. Ho might have added that the
aliens should read .the newspapers
for the same reason that many
school officials have ruled that na
tivo pupils should read them; be
cause these records of the day's
happenings in national and civic
affairs arouse that sort of interest
in community and national life the
school pupil needs to have stimu
lated. In schools of many large cities,.
including Washington, newspapers
are read and a certain time each
-week is devoted to the discussion df
current topics. Here there are Qven
courses in the high schools which
carefully examine daily newspapers
with a view of training those who
.may wish to work upon them.
In the case of the foreigners the
Tewspappf brines thorn tho news
from their former homers and fur-
ni8hcs an interesting' connecting
link between their nativo and adopt- f
ed land. The newcomers may have a
readier command of English for ,
their study of the daily papers; thoy
surely will be better, more alert, and
more intelligent citizens.
THE STORY OP, STEEL IS THE
STORY OF THE NATION
Nothjng could better Illustrate the
pinnacle of prosperity on which this
country is now poised than the al
most magic transformation which
has come over the business of the
United States Steel Corporation in
less than a year.
It was only last March that tho
quarterly report of this, the greatest
single manufacturing industry in tho
country, perhaps in the whole wide
world, showed such low net earnings,
at $12,457,809, 'that no dividend at
all was paid on the common stock,
though it previously had been cut
from an annual rate of 5 per cent to
an annual rate of 2 per cent, when
tho December quarter had given less
Yesterday the dividends were re
stored at tho annual rate of 5 per
cent on the common shares. 'But it
was nbt this dividend which electri
fied the nation; it was the statement
of profits for the threo months end
ing witti December 31 last. This
showed net earnings for that single
quarter of $51,232,788!
. In the autumn of 1914 and the
spring of 1915 a pauper, with every
body wondering whether even the
future of the preferred were secure.
I and at the coming 'of tho new year
a pnnge, with earnings more than
eight times tho amount required to
pay a quarterly dividend on the com
mon at the annual rate of 5 per
cent! Earnings all but five times as
big as in the year before, two and a
half times as big as in the quarter
before and not far from three times
as big as the first quarter of 1914!
And undoubtedly even this is not
the whole story of Steel. What is to
be borne in mind in considering this
exhibit of vast earning power so soon
after the impoverished returns
which followed the outbreak of the
war is that some of the business of
the quarter which has earned more
than $51,000,000 net was done under
old contracts made at lower prices
than obtain now for all the business
that can be handled by plants work
ing at full capacity. Every old order
filled means greater profits on the
new order succeeding it. And so it
may well be that the earnings for
the December quarter will be a thing
of wonder only until there shall
come the statement of the earnings
of this current quarter to stagger
But the wonder of all the treasure
gathered in this country while the
Old World was at war will never
fade within the memory of long gen
erations; for it is not only Steel,
putting profits divided into the
pockets and profits undivided to the
credit of rich men holding many
shares each and poor men holding a
few. The story of Steel is the storv
of the nation, with the farm of the
West and of the South, the mill and
factory of the North and of the East,
the lumber camp, the mine, the live
stock range, and the dairy all
minting money for the American
people a work, while 20,000,000 of
her fellow men -strain and struggle
on tne Dauieiieras or Europe.
WORLD EXPORTS INCREASE
The swift rise of our imports in
recent months, has been pointed out.
There is little doubt that we are
now going an import clip of some
$2,000,000,000 a year. Even when
there was no war we never looked
forward to an import record by this
country of two billions a year.
. A table of international trade' sta
tistics compiled by the National City
Bank shows how the foreign busi
ness of trading nations not under
blockade was well on its way to re
adjustment virtually within one
year from the outbreak of the war.
Tojudge what is ahead of us in
the way of further increases of our
imports even 'before the war shall
end, and then to picture what can
happen to us when all the produc
tive forces of the Old World are
again at work, it is worth while to
examine these statistics.
In the s,even months preceding the
war the exports of the United King
dom ranged between a minimum of
$194,200,000 in June and $232,600,000
in January. In August they fell to
$117,700,009, and in no month dur
ing the rest of that year did they
touch $"140,000,000. In January of
1915 they -were "nearly $100,000,000
below January of 1914; in February
some $70,000,000 below February of
1914, and in March some $70,000,000
below the previous Mdrch. In April,
however, the exports of the United
Kingdom had risen to $156,700,000,
running thereafter: May $163,0,
000; June, $161,500,000; July, $168,
900,000; August, $157,700,000; Sep
From an average of some $110,
000,000 a month in the first half of
1914, the "exports of France sank to
$47,700,000 in August, and then ran
$'32,100,000 in September, $34,100.-
000 in October, and $29,100,000 id
November, rrom March, iio, to
the end of September, however, they
averaged more than $GO,000,000 a
Even Russia, dropping from somo
$49,000,000 in January, February
and March of 1914, to 87,300,000 Irf
Sentember, $8,300,000 in October,
$9,700,000 in November, $4,400,000
in December, had hfr expprts rising
from $12,100,000 Uf Slay, 1915, to
$14,100,000 in JuMfc t00,000 in
July, $23,400,000 i August and $24,
000,000 in September.
In tho latter part of 1915 Spain
waB doing 25 per cent better, than
she had been doingjn the half year
preceding tho war. Japan was
enormously ahead of her antebellum
record. Her monthly average for
the first half of 1914 was in the
neighborhood of $25,000,000. She
ran $27,500,000 in Juno, 1916, $li0,
000,000 in July, $32,500,000 in Au
gust and $34,400,000 in September.
Canada's exports a year after tho
opening of the war had become vir
tually double what they had been in
the six months preceding tho war.
Taking altogether tho United
Kingdom, France, Russia, Italy,
Spain, Egypt, South Africa, India,
Japan, Australia, Argentina, Brazil,
Canada, and the United States, their
average exports for the six months
preceding the war were roughly cut
in half in August, 1914, falling from
a monthly range between somo
$800,000,000 and $883,000,000 to
$442,400,000. By January, 1915,
however, they had recovered to al
most $700,000,000, and in June, July,
August, an1 September of 1915
averaged more than $800,000,000,
with a top figure in September of
$926,400,000 more than $43,000,000
above the high water mark of the
six months preceding the war.
Taking all those countries togeth
er, exports in September, 1915, were
$345,000,000 more than in Septem
ber, 1914. The total oxport gain of
all those countries for September,
1915, with the United States ex
cluded, was $201,000,000.
The lesson of those figures is un
mistakably that the nations at war,
as well as the nations at peace, have
been able to readjust their industrial
systems and, under the law of neces
sity, have found ways and means to
get out products and to sell them
abroad as a partial offset to huge
foreign purchases for war purposes.
And belligerents who, with 20,
000,000 of their male producers
transferred from the fields of in
dustry to the fields of battle, can
gradually work toward a restora
tion of their oxport trane will, when
those producers are transferred
back to the fields cf industry,
swamp any market that has the
money to pay for what they will
It is just as certain as anything
on this earth can be that when the
war is over an avalanche of the
products of the world will come
sweeping down upon this country
where, for the time being, will be
the richest markets on the globe.
And it is no less certain that if we
don't protect ourselves against tlint
avalanche it will knock the bottom
out of our markets.
What's a game of Kelly pool be
They ain't no such animal.
More preparedness buying mos
quito netting now.
It must make the German women
blue not to have any white sales.
Victor Murdock has a hard time
getting out of London. It's a lot
nearer home than Paris, Victor.
This, Villa person must be a
sponge for grief. Now it appears
he has wives in three ports.
Haven't heanLany loud cheers in
response to that proposal to erect
a monument to the inventor of the
' Every time one of those notes
goes or comes, a lot of persons feel
just as if they had found tho dentist
was not in his office when they
Wonder if there's anything spe
cial intended in that dispatch that
"Henry James, who recently took
the oath of allegiance to England,
is not improving!"
ON 8-HOUR LAW
Chief Justice of Supreme Coirrt
Has Under Advisement Cass
of Mrs. Hotchkiss.
The Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court has under advisement the matter
of permitting an appeal from the de
cision of tho Court of Appeals In the
case brought against Mrs. Susan II.
Hotchkiss, who was found guilty of
violating the eight-hour law In employ
ing women for moe than eight hours in
her dressmaking establishment at 1606
Nineteenth street northwest. The mat
ter was presented to the Chief Justice
yesterday by Attorneys Tracy L. Jef
fords and Lemuel Fugitt.
Mrs. Hotchkiss wan convicted In the
Pnlicfl Court, and UDon aDDeallnc to the
Court of Appeals, that tribunal con
firmed the judgment of the lower court.
In turn the Appellate Court refused the
petitioner the privilege of taking the case
to the United States Supreme Court.
Itecourso was then, had to the Chief
Justice, with the result that he now
has the application under consideration.
To Hold Oyster Supper.
An oyster supper will be given at the
Northmtnstor Presbyterian Church,
Eleventh street and Rhode Island ave
nue nprthweat. at 5 o'clock this after
noon. The service will last until 8:30
(From The Times' Readers)
Communication to the Mall liar nust
o written on ons aid of the papr
only: must not exceed 200 word,ln
length, and muit ba altntd with nam
and address of lender. The publication
of letter In The Time Mall Bar does
n?t.men ,he Indorsement by The Time
of the opinion of the writer. The Mall
Bag I an open forum, whern the cltl
ten of Washington can nrgua moit
Wahts U. S. Citizens To Send Him
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
As a Belgian soldier prisoner of war.
I am taking tho liberty to send you a
I was collecting postage stamps in
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- nuMiu iiua io mane a collection ojcain,
onn 1 nl.niil.i 1 . . .. 1
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"--" u Kiiiu as 10 puunail ilia jbui.
i,i 1 ' Be'K'an prisoner of war, will
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nice postago stamps for collection sent
rcKlstercd to F. Ilaudson. U do Llgnc.
Camp II. Zelst. Holland.
-ielst, Dec. 22,
And Now He Wants (No Doubt In
Vain) To Sail 1p In An Aero
plane. To the Editor of THE TIMES:
To hang on like ho dya up there must
keep that blrdnmn Dusy for meiely
watching him from earth makes my
bean" mighty dizzy. And when no
does that loop-the-loop, or trleH tiie
'hesitation" and makes tho "ctlvt" tt
looks just like he's on his last vaca
tion. I wonder how he keeps his nerve
while Tar up there lie's swaying tor in
that place, I tell you now, I'd do some
rapid praying. But, still I'd HUo to have
such wings that did not have the rail
ing, of making somo unlucky dlvo vvnett
ovtjr Ninth street sailing.
We'd be mistaken for a "spook- by
some belated shoppers and plainly tahe
United States, to hyphenated "coppers"
the kind that sometimes eek renown
a pittance, too, of glory by tolling
Judge P. down at court a wild and
wondrous story, of how "This fellow
scratched a match" while he tho peace
was keeping (which doubtloxi In the
truth you see, when Mr. Copper's sleep
ing), also of how "That other guy stop
ped too long on the croailnc" 'to wait
until a car had passed, and did not heed
I would enjoy a trip like that I
would, "upon my soul" unless some
"wise guy" started out a Blcrlot patrol.
Washington, Jan. 22.
Suggests New Routes To Relieve
Street Car Congestion.
To tho Editor of THE TIMES.
There Is much in the public press and
in The Times about street car conges
tion, but the whole trouble Is, and will
be until temcdled by extension of new
tracks, that there are too many cars
on F and O streets at present.
What I propose Is to take cars off
of F and O streets ns follows:
Let the LeDrolt Park cars bo on Fifth
to K and out E to connect with 'existing
tracks there at Ninth. This will take
this line off of O street and at Four
teenth relievo the congestion there.
Maryland and District lino cars to cut
across Fifth to F and go Ma City Hall
to Union Station loop pnd hack to
North Capitol by Postoffice. This will
take another lino off C street and re
lieve conditions at Fifteenth and G
northwest. Tenleytown and every oth
er Mt. Pleasant car to go up G to
Fourteenth and turn by new curvo to
existing tracks on Fourteenth and fi
northwest. This will relieve F street a
little. There will e no relief for Ninth
street until there is a subway from
Pennsylvania avenue to K street, and
the sooner It Is built the better. Kut
above all We want municipal ownership,
as in Crosser bllL Then there will bo
one company and one standard for cars,
beds, etc. All good citizens should
work for the passage of thin bill as free
transfers will then be a reality.
. JOS. E. GOODKET.
Washington, January '13.
"The Lexicographer" Returns To
the Fray Armed With Much Au
thority. To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Sir There can be no question that the
man who wrote, "Do as 1,500,000 other
people are doing read tho Literary
Digest," was right, and that your cor
respondent, Mr. Francis Do Sales Ryan
was wrong when ho penned tho dictum
that the word "people" cannot be used
correctly with a numeral adjective. What
.Mr. ltyan sadly needs Is to heed tho
advice of the advertising man: "Head
the Digest" and broaden his horizon.
Mr. Ryan cites Dr. Vlzetelly's "Desk
Book of Errors In English" in support
of his contention, but he has overlooked
that writer's purpose as explained in
the Introductory to his book. Here the,
writer seta forth his purpose In plain
words. On page xl he says: "The pur
pose of these pages Is not to dictate a
precise course to be followed, nor to
lay down rules that will prevent any
speaker or writer from exercising his
privilege aa an individual of speaking
or writing freely and independently tne
thoughts that are uppermost in his
The paragraph quoted from the entry
"people," on page 1B of the book, deals
clearly with "individual persons, or a
number of such" Individual persons, and
not persons colleptlvely. In which sonse
the word "people" la correctly used, aa
the New Standard Dictionary clearly
indicates in its definition 3 "Persons
collectively: In this sense a collective
noun tuking a verb in the plural." Quito
aDart from the Dolnt of the discussion.
Mr. Francis De Sales Ryan deems that
"It Is a pity he (the Lexicograpner) de
parted so lar irom his custom of con
sulting "Funk & Wagnalls New Stan
dard Dictionary as arbiter." But, has
the LexIcoirraDher done so'.'
To Mr. Ryan, "the surprising part or
the 'Lexicographer's' stand, however,
is that instead of quoting from the New
Standard Dictionary, which, according
to his standing announcement at tne
head of the Digest column, he consults
as arbiter In such matters, he quotes
from the Bible! He was hard pressed,
One can almost hear Mr, Ryan ex
claim this, out lie wrote It Instead.
Possibly Mr. Ryan may not be familiar
wun nis uiDie, or pernaps iiu no diw
to consult, for It is hard to believe that
If ho had he would have pronounced
that foolish dictum of his. Readers or
The Times will be pleased to learn that
nowhere In his book does Dr. Vlzetoliy
condemn as an error In English the use
of tho word "people" after a numeral
adlectlve. Knr hna the occupant of the
EaBv Chair ever done so, and, for that
matter had Mr. Francis De sales nyan
consulted tho verj aroiter wmen ne
citee. "wnatlnir his energy In trying to
put his opinion. above the decision of the
noif oianaaru ne wouiu. n umiu
out, no doubt to his infinite satlsfac-1
tlon. that thR tfflw standard upholds
every word that the Lexicographer has
penned. On page 1831 (column 2) it
says: "Tho use of people us signifying
persons collectively has been
severely criticised, but is old and ac
cepted Enullsh, and may fitly be classed
as idiomatic, and onen Deurr man per
sons, b reason or Its collectivism. As
Dean Alford suggests, it would make a
strance transformation of the old hymn.
'AH People That .on Earth Do Dwell' to
Ping 'All Persons That on Earth Do
In view of the foregoing, th Lexi
cographer tenders Mr. Francis De Sales
Ryan the assurances ot his distin
guished consideration, and hopes that
he may enjoy all the comfort and sat
isfaction out of his absurd ditum that
halMaught nedants will acccd to htm.
New tork, January 25.
Attractions Coming to
Cn tho oponlng night of Julian E-l-tinge's
engagement at the National
next week the famous Impersonator
will show for the nrst time a completo 1
new wardrobe of ultra-fashlonablo
COWns Just I'rnnlvitri fi-nm tho Hn.
slcncis. Duplicates of these exclusive
models will not bo seen In local vhopH
for at least six months, nttd their
exhibition at tho National holds much
interent for women.
Tho Julian Eltlngo play this season
Is a lively musical comedy entitled
"Cousin Lucy," said to bo the best
vehicle tho popular War has ever
ha,d. The cast included Dullus Wot
ford, Mrs. Stuart Robson, Harriet
Hurt, Mark Smith, Austin Webb,
Mabel Acker, and others of equal
importance. There is also a largo
Klslo Janl. at Keith's next weoK, bids
fair to break all paid attendance rec
ords, judging from the advanco rush
for seaU, the sale, being in progress all
this wock Iho famous mlmio positive
ly will appear, urcordlng to tho an
nouncement of her vaudeville execu
tive. Jitfvnrd F. Albee. the 'ginnral
managor of the Keith circuit operation
and who secured her for her peruonal
manager, Charles Dillingham for fifteen
weeks. Mlsa JoniB will give 'Imnres
slons of My Favorite fctar. ' and its
whimsical orlgln-illty is Indicated by
the fact that her stage favorite nro
presented In roles and scenes aulte tho
reverse of their ordinary accompllh
ments. Tho suiroundlng Mil will Inclndo
Ralph Dunbar's Maryland Sinners,
Tony Huntlnp and Corlnne Francis in
"Lovo Blowoms," Clnude and Fanny
Usher, in "Fagan's Decision. ' Ray
mond and Cavcrly, in iipw linguistic ca
pers: Lohse and Sttrllnc. gymnast.
Corcoran and Dingle In "A Vaudevilln
Splash: Herbert douH, tho pl?o on,an
recitals, and the Pathe news pictorial
Basins; Ms decision upon tho applause
vote of tho audiences for the week.
Manager l"null:nr has selected Hall
Caino's great piny. "The Christian." as
tho attraction for next week at the Ca
sino Theater. It will be given ah elab
orate production and Louis AncKer will
bo seen in the rolu of John Storm,
while Jano Ware, tho versatile leading
woman, will bo cast aa Gloria Quayle.
Tho story of thi nlav is familiar to
theatergoers and to patrons h the
movies, but so tene nnd Interesting
aie its various 1 (unifications until Jpliu
gathers Gloria In his arms as hlo prom
ised wife, safe from tho snares and pit
falls of tho pi cat city. It has alwrys
hod a great hold upon the hcail In
terest of tho theatrical public. Tho
other roles of the ploy, will t lillcd
by tho capable members of thi Hull
Francis X. Bushman and Bevcily
Bayne, the queen of the silent drama.
will hold tho screen at Moore's Gar
den Theater Sunday, Monday, and
Tuesday. In their latest effort, a power
ful drama entitled "Man and Ills soui."
On Wcdnesdav and Thursday tho
principal attraction will be ''Tho T-ure
of Heart's Desire," rcaiunng tutnuna
Brceso. Tho auxiliary fcaturo during
this engagement will bo "The Smug
glers of Santa Crane," with William
Russell, Charlotte Burton and othcri.
On Friday and Saturday Henry W
Savage will present "Madame X." with
tho original New York company, head
ed by Dorothy Donnelly.
Tho added attraction on these days
will be Charles Van Loan's funniest
story, "The Extra Man." with Art Ac
cord and others. Special music by tho
Garden symphony orchestra will add to
tho effectiveness of tho film plays.
Harold Lockwood in a v Ivid Western
drama, "The Man In the Sombrero," in
which he will be supported by May
Allison and other popular Mutual stars,
will head the feature program on Sun
day. Monday. Tuesday, and Wednes
day at Moore's Strand. The other at
traction on tnese aays win oe rno
Submarine Pirate," featuring Sid Chap
lin. On Thursday, Friday, ana Satur
day. Mary Boland. lato star of "My
Lady's Dress," and leading woman for
several seasons with John Drew, makes
her screen debut In Thomas ince'a sen
sational photoplay, "Tho Edge of the
Abyss." In the cast are Wlllard Mock,
JPTanit anus, Jiuucri uiurwim, unu ui.ii
ers. The added attraction on these
days will bo 'The Knotted Cord," featur
ing Mlgnon Anderson. There will be
special musical accompaniments by the
Strand Symphony Orchestra.
( LECTURES. )
Punta Arenas, the southernmost city
In the world, some 00 miles farther
south than Cape Town, at the southern
tip of the African continent,, will be in
cluded In the Itinerary or the easy-chair
travelers who accompany E. M. New
man on the third stage of his South
American Journeys at the Belasco The
ater next Sunday evening and Monday
At the New National Theater next
Tuesday afternoon Burton Holmes will
pay the third and final visit of the sea
son to tho Capital. He will have tor
his subject California and tho San
Diego Exposition. Those who havo
made the two previous journeys wltn
the lecturer have assurance of tne
pleasure In store whPn the beauties or
America's "Land or Sunshine" and tho
marvels of the great exposition are
colorfully and realistically reproduced.
Those who have never bee" to the
coast can see through the eyes of his
cameras, while those who saw the ex
position will again see It faithfully
reproduced on the screen.
Assault Charge Against
F. P. Crovo Is Dismissed.
The charge of assault with a danger
ous weapon against Frank P.
Crovo was dismissed today on
motion of tho United States District At
torney for lackof evidence to convict.
Crovo was accussd of shooting Arthur
Ashton, colored, on March ?f. 1914. Ills
trial before a jury In Cilmlnal Couit,
No. 1, resulted in a disagreement.
One Year Ago Today in the War
The Craonne battle, near Soissons, was the most desper.ate of the
war to date, the Germans losing 1,000 n)en in a single attach.
The Turks again invaded Egypt.
The Russian advanced in East Prussia.
Two well-known Washington favor
ites, Rockcllffo Fcllowcs and MIbs Emily
Ann Wellman. will bo seen at the Be
lasco Theater next week "in a new play.
entitled "Tho Co-rcspondont." ' Tills
play Is described as of vital human In
terest, and has been written by two
young women well known In metro
politan literary circles. Alice Leal Pol
lock and Rita Welman.
The play depicts in a new way tho
character of a young woman of the
Middle West. who. after being almost
Involved In an affair with a wealthy
voung New York man. runs away,
reaches the metropolis, and then begins
to Hght her way alono under the handi
cap of n perles of overwhelming epi
sodes, which involve her, Innoccnly, In
a fashionable divorce case.
The characters are tvplcal of persons
of todav. Tho title role will bo played
by Emily Ann Wellman. and others In
the cast Includo Morgan Coman. Mario
f.',V?.mber":. Winifred Harris. Suzanno
willa, Hallett Thompson. Joseph Glllow,
Elmer Redmund. and others.
Tho clevciest detective coined tiro
duced in the last decade. "The Dum
my," will bo offered by the Poll Play
ers next week. This icrreshlng stage
entertainment had Its first performance
on any stage In Washington two years
ago, and scored an Immediate success.
It was then taken to New York, where
It ran for an entire season at the Hud
Tho play tells a novel and engaging
story of a young street urchin or Mew
lork, who, after having read many
detective stories, decides that ho wants
to becomo a sleuth. How the boy out
wits a band of kidnapers and how 110
rescues a child from their clutches con
stitute the gist of a thrilling story,
which is punctuated with many amus
tho Poll players with an elaborate
tcinc mvcsuiure, ana promises to De
one of the most entertaining orrenng.i
given at the Avenue playhouse this
( LOEWS COLUMBIA.
Pauline Frederick will be seen on the
screen of LoewB Columbia Theater dur
ing the first three days of next week In
an elaborate plcturlzatlon of "The
Spider " In this production. Miss Fred
erick Is seen In two distinct roles, one of
Valerie St. Cyr, tho notorious Parisian
beauty, and the other of Joan Marche.
the daughter whom she had deserted
when a baby.
The last three days of the week Fan
nie Ward will be seen as the star in
"Tennessee's Partner," The herolno of
the famous author's undying story is
a little glr' of sixteen whose father was
murdered while she was a child, and
while on the way to California with his
family In search of gold, and whose
mother eloped with the assassin.
rl lift Smllincr M.nnf liu ( 'Amnn ,1 nnm..
to tho Gayety next week. This Is Jacob
& Jcrmon's latest offering. Harry K
Morton and Joe Emerson aro at tho
head of tho new production.
Tho vaudeville portion of the program
Is said to be or superior excellence, of
fering Juno Mills, the cyclonic comedi
enne, 55ella Russell, Ruth Wesley, Bi
jou Comedy Four, and a dramatic
sketch entitled "High Life in Jail."
The general construction of the offer
ing is on an elaborate scale.
( MUSICAL EVENTS. )
Thursday afternoon at 4:30 at tho New
Jvatlonal Theater tho French flotilla
benefit will bo. given. With Us impos
ing list of artists, and sponsored bv
leading society women of tho Capital
and New York, the concert will bo
2H.? "? hKCCt social and musical
events of tho season.
Headed by the great Calve, the list
of artists Includes Loral no Wyman.
vnaBIiluin5iCi?Donent .f oI'1 French and
English folk songs, who appears in foo
tume. Calve's famous husband. Galileo
Gasparrl. tenor, and the well-known
harpist. Carlos Salzcdo. The orchestra
will number thirty-five pieces. The ob
ject of tho benefit Is to help the com-
"""" use lunas ror tno wounded at
tu j Fr,incn front, to Bunotv ambulances
and other hospital equipment for the
men on tho firing line.
Friday afternoon at tho New National
Theater the seventh of the T. Arthur
Smith ten concert series will bo given
when the matchless lledcr singer. Julia
Culp. will be heard as the soloist, her
first appearance of the season In the
Capital, Here, as elsewhere, the Dutch
mezzo-soprano takes first place among
tho interpreters of lieder music. Her
repertoire includes English. Welsh,
Scotch and German songs. As In the
past. Coenrand V. Bos will be her ac
companist. The program Is as follows.
"Sel mlr gegrusst." "Das Flscherma
dchen," "Wehmut." "Llebesbotschaft."
"Auf dem wasser zu slngcn," Schubert
"Auf Flugeln des gesanges," "Dor
Mond," Mendelssohn. "Benedelt die
serge Mutter." "Schon strekt' ich aus."
"Mausfallen-spruchleln," Hugo Wolf;
"Japanese Death Song," Earl Cranston
Sharp. "Passing By," Ed Purcell
(1689-1740): "The Cottage Maid," ar
ranged by Beethoven: "Gelucklg vader
land." "Het kwezelke." old Dutch folk
songs; and "Dutch Serenade." s. de
vette Gullbert. the French slnr,
who has won distinction for her Indi
vidual presentations of nativo soi.gs,
will be heerd in concerts at the IiPliueo
Theater oh tho afternoons of Febpn.iv
1 nnd 4 at 4 u
Tn the first sectloif of htr progiam
she sings the tioubmlour songs of eluht
centuries ago, garbed In Bvzantine
robes. It Is a DreHdcn china cuiirt
lady that she sings hr second group,
comprising fongs or the thirteenth nnd
fourteenth centuilej?. These are fol
lowed by soups popular during tho six
teenth centurv, with the singer In peas,
ant costume. Modern eongt. of realhm
conclude the piosrani. with Mine. Oull
bert appearing us an allegory of tho
McAdoo Rewards Marine
With Medal for Bravery
Secretary of tho Treasury McAdoo to
day announced the award of a silver
medal of honor to Private PatrlcK .1.
Nestor, United States Marino Corps,
who saved a navy coal passer fiom
drowning In Puget Sound, Washington.
September 8, 1915.
TIFF BOM PL!
JAR TO PRESIDENT
Democrats' Decision Is Onfc of
Most Surprising Reversals of
U. S. History.
Decision of tho President and Demo
cratic leaders to press for legislation
for a tariff commission has excited no
end of talk about tho Capitol,
Tho expectation is that a tariff, com
mission bill will be passed by Congress.
As things look now, the President .may
havo named such a commission and It
will bo organized by tho tlmo tho pre
election campaign Is under way.
Less than two years ago a prediction
that this administration would be found
supporting a tariff commission bill and
that such a bill would prevail In a Dem
ocratic Congress, would havo been look
ed on as foolish. In other words, this
sudden decision of tho Democrats to
support a tariff commission Is consid
ered ono of tho most surprising rever
sals of policy In tho annals of tho na
tion. Ask For Commission.
For years progressiva Republicans
havp been urging legislation for a tariff
commission. Such legislation has been
checked by a combination of high tariff
Republicans and Democrats. This was
the case oven bo la to as In the last
Tho chango has been due to several
reasons. One la that Administration
political chieftains, casting about for
somo way to meet the Republican tariff
attacks, havo conceived the notion if
they provide for a tariff commission
thcro will be little left of the tariff as
an issuQ in this year's campaign.
Must Change Bas.
Another itason Is the Democrats
foresee it may bo nccscary to chango
their base on tariff when tho war i3
over and dumping begins. They icel
that if they arc required to Impose du
ties on tho sliength of a report from a
commission they will be less under ac
cusation of having abandoned free
trado and tit iff. for revenue only.
Still another reason is tho strong
prcssuro from business men and it
growing class cf people who feel the
time has como to stop tieatintr the
tariff as the plaything t the parties
In creating a tar I ft commission, tho
Democrats are not coJnp to admit they
havo changed front They will la it
to the war. In other worcX thc ' w ill
hold out the idea that tho commission
Is beln created to gather datr. wl .on
will enable this country 1 1 meet the
unpirallcled conditions cxpecttd to
arise when' peace omes.
IN CAPITAL TODAY
Concert, ballroom llaleltli Hotel, KubuutAln
Club, 8 p. m.
Meeting, Committee on Prevention of Tuber
culosis and Medical Association of District,
Georse Washington University, 8 p. m.
Patrons 1 Feast, School of Sacred Sciences,
Lecture, Pror. Perltz, "The Essential Teich
Ine or the Srrmon on the Mount." Hall of
tho College of History, American Univer
sity. 3:40 p. m.
Meotlng. Italian Branch Socialist Party, SU
B street northwest, 8.11.
Meeting, executive committee. Socialist party,
8.15 p. ro.
Meeting, Board of Education. Franklin
Motion Pictures, "V. M. C. A.. !:1S p m.
"Tho New Minister," ilnlet, llrothtrhood
class. Grace Reformed Church. S p. in.
Lecture, German Drama, Emma Goldman,
Arcado Hall, 8 p. m.
Masonic Harmony. No. 17, school cf Instruc
tion; Columbia, No. 1. l'.oal Arch Masons.
Eastern Star Naomi, No. 3, Brookland, No.
Odd Fellows Eastern, No. 7. nnd Tcderal
Pltv. No. 20: Harmony. No. 9.
Knights of Pythias Mt. Vernon. No. E; Hr
molne. No, 12; Union, No. ::; Columbia,
Pythian Sisters Friendship Temple, No, S
Knights of Columbus Dramatic iierformanc.
Carroll Council, anniversary celebration.
Annual dinner, Dartmouth Association, Uni
versity Club. 8 p. m.
Luncheon, ladles of St. Andrews' Episcopal
Church, for benefit ot the church. Old
Masonto Temple, 11 a. m. to ; p. n.
Meeting, Board of Trade, New Wlllard. 8
Lecture. "Ireland," Mrs. Clara Bewick Colby.
New Oxford Hotel, 4:45 p. m.
Meeting, Association of Collegiate Alumni.
Home Club, 4:45 p. m
Lecture. "The History of the District o' Cfv
lumbla and Its Government." Jamep Hugh
Keeley, Wilson Normal School, 8 p. m.
Banquet. Mid City Citizens' Association, St
James Hotel, 8 p. m.
Concert, Fifth Cavalry Orchestra, Tort
Mer, 8 p. m.
Concert. United States Soldiers' Home I'nnd
Orchestra, Stanley Hall, 6 45 p. m.
New National "It Pas to Advortlse," 2:15
and 8.15 p. in.
Belasco "The Greatest Nation," 2:10 and t M
Poll's "Tho Law of the Land." 2:15 and 8 15
Keith's Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Casino "East Lynne," :15 p. in.
Gayety Burlesque, 2:10 and 8:10 p. m.
Loew's Columbia Photopla) s, 10.30 a. m. to
11 p. m.
Lecture, "The Sources of the Teaching of
the Sermon on the Mount." Prof. I. J.
Perltz. UIoll of the College of History,
American University, S 40 p. m.
Meeting. Credit Men's Section of the Retail
Merchants' Association. In headquarters, 8
Trench flotilla benefit, New NaUonal, 4-30 p.
Mid-year commencement of District high
rchools, McKlnley Manual Training School,
R p m.
Illustrated lecture on original boundary or
milestones of the District. Fred E. Wood
ward, lecture hall. Smithsonian Institute,
8 p. ni.
Testimonial dinner to Samuel Gompers, by
Central Labor Union. Elks' Hall. 8 u. m.
Dinner, Washington Traffic Club, Italelch,
7-15 n. m.
Dinner, to National Asoclatlon of Jteal Es
tate Exchanges, bv Beat Estate Brokers'
Aaftnelnftnn New WUInril. 7 n. Ill
Reception and dance, students of Steward'
Business College, Carroll Institute Hall.
Entertainment and card partv. lieneflt of tho
Catholic Home Bureau for Dependent Chil
dren. Carroll Hall. 8 o m. ...,-.,
Meeting, art section. Twentieth Century
Club, 1769 Columbia road northwest, 3 p. in
Masonic New Jerusalem, No. 9: George t
Whiting. No. 22: Temple-Nojes, No. XI;
Naval. No. 4,Jloval Arch; La. Fayette, No.
5: Kalllpolls Grotto.
Eastern Btar-WIUtam T. Hunt. No. 16
Odd Fellows Covenant. No. 13, and Salem,
No. 22; Excelsior, No 17, and Columbia,
Knlghta of Pythias Harmony, No. 21.
Maccabees Georgetown Itelev, No. 10,
Knights of Columbus Benefit Pnrforminc
Dramatic Club, Keane Council, Dance ot
inter-CouncU Dancing Association.
Socialist party V. P. S I meeting.
Arrange Church Dance.
Tho fourth of the nones of dances un
der auspices of the young people of All
KouW Church will be ulven at 1742
Church street northwest, on Friday