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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2; lftta
PUBLISHED JSVEUY UVBNlNO
tty tTic Washington Times Company,
'HE MUNBET DUILDINO. Pnn, ar.
KRANK A. MUNSEY, Preuident.
P H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary.
C. H. POPE, Treasurer.
tin Tear (Including Sunday), 11.1ft.
U Months, 11.71. ThrM Month. We.
WEDNESDAY; FEB. 2, 1916.
A SCHOOL EMERGENCY FUND
Maybe, if enough things happen,
Congress will provide an emergency
fund for the use; of public schools.
Maybe, but there wasthe Western
High School fire. The structure lay
open to the elements, with no funds
even to protect what was left of it,
much less to go ahead with tho
necessary work of rebuilding, which
had to bo done sooner or later. It
was good economy to havo done it
right away. But the work had to
wait eighteen months until Congress
appropriated for it.
Today 50,000 school children are
without towels, and in some schools
they must go without drinking
water, until some scheme f or, provid
ing individual cups is devised. The
towel proposition is hopeless. There
is no towel money left, and there is
no emergency fund.
Lesser things of the same sort
come up all the time. Much might
be saved by a timely alteration, or
by a heeded improvement. But two
years id the average waiting time
for money for such a project. Even
the repair fund is never adequate
and, ridiculous as it may seem, rooms
must go without blinds, shattered
windows must wait for replacement,
and odds and ends like that must go
over, all 'until Congress gets ready
to pass upon this mighty financial
QOOD WORK FOR CHILDREN
Washington has been Bingularly
successful in tho progress made by
its Juvenile Court. Perhaps that
was partly because- it has not de
pended upon the personality of any
one individual, but has received co
operation from all community
agencies dealing with children. It
has had only two judges, William H.
De Lacy and J. Wilber Latimer, and
both these men have been able to J
develop the work of tho court with
out any skyrocket methods, but
simply by sane and common sense
appeals stating the needs of their
yesterday the District Committee
of the House reported favorably on
a measure which, when adopted,
will place the Juvenile Court here
among the most advanced courts of
its kind in this country. Even this
bill is no one-man measure; it was
framed by a committee which in
cludes, as well as Judge Latimer,
other recognized authorities in child
welfare, Buch as Bernard Flexner, of
Chicago; Miss Julia Lathrop, of the
Children's Bureau; the Rev. William
J. Kerby, of Catholic University, and
William H. Baldwin.
A principal feature of the law is
that which puts an end to the piling
up of "criminal" records against
children brought into court for petty
misdemeanors. It docs not fasten a
lifelong court record and forever
invalidate his serving on a jury and
performing other duties of a citizen
because he has stolen a newspaper
or taken part in some harmless
prank, which grown-ups who were
not within the jurisdiction of a
juvenile court like to tell with glee
when they recall their own juvenile
There are still persons who think
justice is being thwarted if, when a
boy has committed an offense, they
do not see him haled into a court,
tried by a judge before a crowded
court room, and then made to serve
a term in a reform school or made to
pay a fine, which his father, of
course, pays. But one function of a
juvenile court is to save children
from the treatment they would get
at the hands of such persons.
The names of those who framed
the proposed law are enough to rec
ommend it to Congress. A study of
its provisions will carry conviction
of itswiBdom and sanity.
CONSUMERS' LEAQUE WORK
Bargain hunters not the thrifty
housewives who try to save reason
ably, but the type that just hunt
bargains for no further reason "than
that they are bargains should visit
tho exhibit the Consumers' League
has just established in Washington.
They should give particular atten
tion to the articles that are exhibited
on the tables and in the, show cases
that were made in Washington by
people who work in unhealthy sur
roundings and for long hours. They
should give attention also to the bot
tle of poison that is one of the im
Strychnine, laudanum, cyanide of
potassium are rather crude things
nowadays. Long hours bent over a
work table, bad light, stuffy work
rooms, insanitary plumbing, etc., are
far superior as they leave no trace
and kill quite as surely. That is
what tho Consumers' League means
by the bottle of poison it has incor
porated among its exhibits.
It is a pity the visitors cannot all
go to the various annexes to this
exhibit all over the city and sec 'tho
re.llllln fit wnrtr linflnf fkn KnnJItlnnn
tho league is fighting. Almost any-
tuberculosis hospital or homo for in
curables is nn annex to a Consumers'
League exhibit. These exhibits ought
to bo Installed permanently along
side of such institutions. Tho wasted
things that were once men and
women; tho bent and bowed crea
tures that qnco were upright citizens
many of these not all but many
of them have been given doses of
tho poison of which the average bar
gain counter is the harmless by
product. The proprietors of tho best shops
in this city and others recognize
the value of the Consumers' League
label on their goods and recognize
likewise that it can appear on real
bargains tho kind tho thrifty
housewife buys because tho quality
of tho goods and tho workmanship
is real. Ttic honest merchants of
Washington hayo foresworn tho
sweatshop product. They realize it
does not help them. Its quality never
did any good to a real business in
stitution. The honest merchants
which means most of the merchants
of Washington arc heartily in
favor of the projects the Consumers.
BRANDEI? VS. BRANDE15
Among those who declare that the
only objection to the nomination of
Louis D. Brandeis is based on the
fact that ho is a radical are two
types. There is the typo honestly be
lieving this. "There is the typonow
ing it isn't so, but dishonestly trying
to mako people believe it is so.
No man's politics, as such, could
determine the judgment of the
American people on this nomination
any more than the nationality of his
grandfather, or his religion, or tho
color of his hair. In the matter of
going on the Supreme Bench the
one thing, of superlative importance
about any man, whatever his politics,
is whether ho is fit to sit there as an
open-minded, fair, impartial judge.
The Administration claque kicks
up a great cloud of dust, trying to
hide the real issue by saying that if
Brandeis weren't -a friend of labor as
against the corporations, weren't a
champion of the people as against
the "interests," tho'se now opposing
his confirmation by the Senate would
be urging it. But Brandeis just the
same would not be fit to sit on the
As a matter of fact, sometimes
Brandeis has been with the corpora
tions and sometimes he Has been
against them. Sometimes, for ex
ample, Brandeis has been with the
shippers in opposing higher railroad
rates and sometimes he has been
with the railroads in saying that
they ought to get higher rates.
Brandeis, for another example, was
a director of the United Shoe Ma
chinery Company. Afterward he left
that company and went over to a
rival company which was fighting it,
and it is charged against him that
he then undertook to prove that the
leasing contracts which he had
helped to contrive for his old com
pany didn't have ito be lived up to
because they were unlawful.
All the facts in the United hoe
Machinery case will be brought out
in the United States Senate. So we
can withhold our judgment as to
whether Brandeis was right when he
helped to contrive the "tying clause"
in the leasing contract or was right
when afterward he tried to break the
contracts on the ground of their
But we don't have to withhold an
opinion as to the qualifications of
Mr. Brandeis to be a judge when he
could be, in one case or the other,
so absolutely mistaken. He couldn't
be right in both. If he was right in
the first case he was wrong in the
second. If he was right in the sec
ond he was wrong in the first. But
whichever he was at either time, the
point which bears upon his judicial
incapacity is that right or wrong
in the first case, he was just as red-
hot for his side of it then as he was
the next time. n
A man qualified to be a judge does
not Bee things that way. He doesn't
see a thing all wfiite when his per
sonal interests are engaged with it,
but all black when his personal in
terests are engaged against it. To
the eyes of a man fit to be a judge
white is always white and black is
THE WORD FROM THE WEST
"President "Wilnon went out West
believing, as many other people did,
that the West was lacking in under
standing of the national crisis, and
sympathy for the efforts to prepare
it to defend itself. As he has trav
eled farther West, the attitude of
the people has more and more indi
cated that the West has been done
injustice. It does understand, and
it does respond to the appeal in be-
.ha,lf of national safety and national
Pittsburgh seems to have been
least responsive of all tho communi
ties in which the Chief Executive
has voiced his appeal. Des Moines,
farthest West, the heart of a region
that has been pictured as peculiarly
unconcerned and unaroused, gave
the President the largest, the most
sympathetic, tho most responsive
audience that ho has faced. Ho
told it just what ho wanted: tho as-j
Buranco that tho peoplo of his' coun-.
try would bo ready to Hand by him
in whatever measures might bo re
quired to cope with the national
emergency, and the reception, that
appeal met must havo convinced
him that the American people are,
and aro going to continue, a unit
whenever emergency may arise,
whatever tho emergency may be.
It did not need the revelations of
such a tour to convinco most peopjo
that, once tho danger was made so
vivid that there could bo no uncer
tainty this would be the response
of the country. Tho President has
made it very-plain that tho danger
is great. From the other side of the
water come muttcrings which BUg
gest resentment at his plain speak
ing. It is perhaps characteristic
that Germany, which has spent a
generation in the most effective of
preparation for whatever might
confront it, should resent the ef
fort of another country to take ac
count of stock and attempt to put
itself in readiness for the hour of
peril. IT is too late for Berlin to
assume the role of injured inno
cence; to pretend that it fears the
President's utterances aro going U
precipitate an unmanageable situa
tion. The blame for that result will
bo upon the German foreign office
and the German admiralty; not upon
tho American Administration which
has been quite as long-suffering and
patient as self-respect could allow.
THE APPAM AND AFTER
WARD It is impossible in the present stato
of knowledge about the .capture of
the Appam, to discuss very intelli
gently the consequences. The ves
sel was brought into Hampton roads
with a four-inch gun mounted; but
it iB not certain whether the f n
was mounted when the vessel was
captured. If it was not mounted,
the Appam was a mere merchant
man; if it was mounted, she may bo
held to have been an. auxiliary
was a merchantman, she
subjected to prize court
procedure in Germany. If she was
an auxiliary cruiser, she is Ger
man government property, the cap
ture being sufficient to give the title.
But back of all these questions is
one of more importance than the
ownership of any particular ship on
any sea. There was a perfectly
good reason, under old conditions of
warfare, why a merchant ship car
rying guns and prepared to fight,
should be regarded as a warship. She
could fight, and her armament was
presumptive evidence of her intent
to do it if need arise.
The present war developed an en
tirely new situation in this regard.
Submarines, lifting their periscopes
out of the sea, have fired their deadly
missiles without warning or inquiry
or opportunity for ships' companies
to escape alive. The merchant char
acter of a ship has been absolutely
no protection to ship or people
against the murderous submarine.
Therefore, if to be utterly unarmed
and incapable of offense has carried
no guarantee whatever of the safety
of lives on board, what reason is
there for leaving a merchantman un
armed and absolutely at the mercy
of the submarine. A single well
directed shot, timely and luckily
placed, would be enough to wreck
the submarine. Why should not the
merchantman take the chance of it,
considering that whether or not it
tries to defend itself it is certain to
get no consideration?
If the submarines had not perpe
trated such horrors as the Lusitania,
the Ancona, the Persia, and the rest
of the pitifully long category of as
saults on humanity; if they had
made it a business to insure safety
of neutral and non-combatant life,
the old rule about any armed ves
sel being a warship could justifi
ably have stood. But when to be
utterly unarmed was made not
only by Germany, but also by Aus
tria and by Turkey the mere cer
tainty of falling sure and easy vic
tim to barbarism, there was no
longer reason for omitting any pre
caution that might in ,the slightest
measure increase the hope of escape.
It becomes, then, a serious question
whether a merchantman, even if
armed for defense, must be treated
as a naval vessel.
Into the determination ' of this
delicate and difficult question, a de
termination that must make a prec
edent for the future, the United
States is dragged by the undesired
presence of the Appam at Hampton
Roads. Perhaps, she was sent there
for the very purpose of embarrass
ing this country. That is imma
terial. The fact is that she is there,
and that the United States must de
cide its position toward this set of
questions. As matters now stand, to
compel every merchantman to go
absolutely unarmed would bo to en
force a rule leading lambs to the
Watch that groundhog!
Now it is disclosed that about 220
of those middies weren't even
Been to the food show yet?
Next week at the Now National
Theater, Washington will bo Riven
an opportunity to pass Judgment on
J. now musical production, when "Tho
Masked Model" makoa .Its mcttftpol
"The Masked Model" Is an up-to
date comlo opera, with book ana
lyrics by Hurry 'JJ. and Robert Smith,
and music by Carl "Woes.
A brilliant company will present
the now production here. Manaircr
Jlnynard "U'alte bavins; leleeted each
member with the Idea of making the
cast an liMrmnnlniin ensemble. Tho
ni'tlstii Include Ftnnk Donne. John 13. 1
Young, Thomas Conkoy, Donald Mac-j
Donald, Arthur Stanford. KUgcno lie
vero. Katherlnn Vlftllnwnv. Texas Qui-
nan, Mary Rolison. Ethel Du Fro
Houstrn, Eva Condon, and Lillian
A week's production which started
at Atlnitllc Cltv last Monday. even
Ins will Insure a smooth and finished
erfonn:iiice in the Capital.
"A World of Pleasure." the Winter
Garden attraction which has had n.
notable New York success, will no
seen at the Belasco Theater next
weok. tn addition to the customary
nlt'ht nnrfnrmnnce. there will bo
mutlncesWedncsday, Friday, and Sat
George MJddfcstop's thrilling dramati
zation of Meredith Nicholson's best
seller. "The Honeo of a Thousand Can
dles." win bo the offcrln of tho Poll
Plovers nexS week. It Is an absorbingly
Interesting storl about a houso of mys
tery. In a certain Indiana town.
Tho story is told with a wealth of dra
matic situations, and In highly nlc
ttiresquo dialogue. It had Its flrst Per
formance In this city with E. M. Hol
lantl In the leading role.
In the Poll m-oductlon A. II. Van
Buren will bo rcen In the role of John
Glcnarm. while Miss Florence Kitten
house will bo the girl In the caso.
Mrs. Eangtry. the famous Jewcv Lily
of tho latter times Vf tho Victorian reign
In England, and who Is now Lndv do
Bathe. Is making her final farewell tour
of America tn Keith vaudeville anil will
be the conspicuous attraction at the II.
F. Keith Theater next week. She will
appear a every performance frGm Mon
day matlnco till the following Sunday
Other attractions will bo Julian Hose
In "What Happened at the Wedding;"
Iluby Norton and Sammv Lee; Frank
Thompson, son of Den Thompson, of
fering the celebrated "Old Homestead"
doublo quartet; the Four Meyakos,
Daniels and Conrad. Lucy Gltlctt, tho
Mosconl brothers, tho pi Do organ re
citals, and the Pa tho news pictorial.
Joe Hurtlgs "tioclal Maids" Is the
attraction at tho Uayety next week.
The show Is entirely new this season
from beginning to end. with new scen
ery, gorgeous costumes, and Ingenious
and original electrical effects. Starring
in the principal roles arc George Htono
and Etta Plllard. In support of these
stars are Billy Baker. Billy Foster.
Jack Pillard, Marty Seambn. Jessie
Hlatt, and the Jewell sisters. A genu
ine beauty chorus of thirty Broadway
dancing and show, girls ably aids the
principals in making the most of the
many dazzling stage pictures and bril
Manager Falkner. of the Casino Thea
ter. has chosen for next week's revival
by the Hall Players Paul M. Potter's
dramatization of Oulda's thrilling story.
"I'ndcr Two Flags." of the heroic little
vlvandlcrc. Cigarette, who gave her Ufa
for her English lover. Bertie Cecil, who
was serving In the French army in
Algiers. It Is one of the big favorites
of other davs. and was selected as the
choice of the audiences of the week. It
will bu Riven an attractive presentation,
with Jane Ware in the role of Cigarette
and Louis Ancker In that of Bertie
Cecil, the English nobleman.
The second subscription concert of the
Philharmonic Orchestra will be given
tomorrow at 4:30, at the National Thea
ter. Harold Bauer, recognized today as
one of the world's greatest pianists,
wih be the assisting artist, playing
Schumann's Concerto In A minor, op.
M. This is Mt. Bauer's seventh visit to
the United States, where he already
holds a distinguished place In the mu
sical world. An unusually attractive
program has been arianged bv Mr.
Stransky, including Dvorak's Symphony
No. i, la G major, the Tschalkowsky
overture. "Komeo and Juliet," and
Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2.
Ruth St. Denis, the famous danse
artiste, who has not appeared in Wash
ington publicly for several seasons,
and whose date for a series of matinees
was announced previously, but post
poned on account of her great success
In New York, Is to appear for one per
formance oniy at Poll's Theater next
Monday afternoon at 2:30. This time
Miss St. Denis will bring her entire
company of clever solo dancers, Intrud
ing Ted Shawn, her dancing partnes.
and an ensemble of beautiful California
girls selected from her Los Angeles
school of dancing.
The program will be arranged from
her extensive repertoire of orl?ntal,
classic, and modern dance plays and
The fcurth conceit -f the Philadel
phia Orchestra J-erles with I.e.molJ
Stokcwskl conductor, will Le given at
tho Nrtlonal next Tuesday. Tho sulolst
orrcreu for this occasion is IMoioncu
Hlnklo, soprano. Miss Hlnkle has ap
peared with all the great Symphony
Orchestral, und tin great music festi
vals throughout the lountry. ,Tho Mo
zart and Bnzet arias will be Included In
tho program. v
On Friday afternoon, February 11, at
the New National Theater. T. Arthur
Smith will present as the attraction
for the ninth of his "Ten Star Concert
Series," America's foremost contralto,
American born and bred, Mme. Homer
has. won a place In the front ranks of
tho great singers of today. For several
seasons past sho has been one of the
stars of the Metropolian Grand Opera
Company, and Is a concert artist par
Yvette Guilbert will give another of
her song programs at the Belasco The
ater on Friday afternoon, February i,
and this time the program will be under
tho general heading of "Ten Types of
Women." These ten types go back
through the centuries to the Mlddlo
Ages, and the women of that day Mme.
Guilbert depicts in two Impersonations:
The Inconsolable woman, lamenting the
death o' her knight, and the coquette,
a portrait of the rarlslenno of that day.
"Peru," the fourth subject In the
South American series of Newman
traveltalks, at tho Bclasco Theater
Sunday evening and MonHav afternoon
at A. February C and 7, brings the easy-chalr-travelers
tp the most . romantic
nnd historically Interesting portion of
the ent.ro continent Vivid color v cv s
will unfold a, vondrdus panorama of
mountain scenerv, nwr-lnsplrina in Its
magnitude. Against . this background
War's Romance Calls
Washington Youth Jo
Fight in British Ranks
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CAPT. DONALD M. McRAE.
Madame Yvcttc Guilbert Gives
First of Two Matinee Con
certs at the Bclasco.
Madame Yvctte Guilbert charmed a
small but appreciative audience at tho
Bclasco Theater yesterday afternoon. It
was surprising that the student world
was not largely represented, for both
from an educational and a novelty point
of view the unique art of thin Inimitable
"Frenchwoman becomes an experience
that fits into the background of cno's
historical Imagery of France of many
In this the flrst of her two special
matinees, Mme. Gullbet pictured and
told in the costumes and music of each
period legends of folksongs of the fif
teen, sixteenth, seventeenth, and eight
eenth centuries. She pictured llgures
that might have atepped from the Abbey
paintings. of the Arthurian, legend of
"The Quest for the Holy Grail:" and
thus attired gave two most Interesting
dramatic presentations of Christmas
mvstery carols of the fifteenth nnd six
The flrst was the telllnr of tho com
ing of Joseph and Marv to the
inn. oi moir Dcing reruscu en
trance, of the passing of the night
mnrked hv the chlmlnir of the
hours, which Interrupted the drama, and
nnaiiv tun mother's idv In the word
"Noel." the birth of tho Christ. In the
"Death of Christ." the spirit of the
church of Rome was felt with tho
noblv chanted "Last Words." the en
acted lance wound, the words to the
Mother, and the closing "Amen "
Successively then were clven songs
of the Middle Acer, which mirrored
the French literature of tho time,
glimpses of the Use and manners of
the time of the Marie Antoinette and
Mme. do Pompadour, and popular le
fralns from the time of Mollere. In
these Mme. Guilbert showed her artis
try In mntomlme. Her sewing scene
It "a Lien Serre.' with Its warning to
young married girls of the Irksome
bonds of matrimony, was most delight
ful, as were her two other tal'; of dis
astrous marriage with her humorous
mlrnlcrv of the shrew.
In English that was quite delicious.
Mme. Guilbert told a French and
piquant Btorv of "Collnette." and quite
like a carefree "Mndamo Sans-Gene"
gave two English folksongs. It will be
a rare opportunity to see and hear this
unique artiste lr "Ten Types of Women
In Ten 8ongs."
Miss Emily Gresscr. a young violinist,
who possesses considerable technique
but Is still amateurish, assisted r-y Mme.
Guilbert. and Ward-Stephen presided at
the piano. J. MacB.
will be seen the gayly-costumeil In
dians of many tribes and picturesque
Spanish structures of ancient origin.
Julia Dean will bo seen on the screen
at Moore's Garden Theater Sunday,
Monday and Tuesday, where she heads
tho double feature program In "The
Ransom," an adaptation of one of
Blchard Harding DaVIs' stories. On
Wednesday and Thursday New York's
"Tho Devil's Prayer "Book," featuring
Arthur Hoops and Alma Hanlonwill
be the headlined .attraction. On Friday
nnd Rntnrdnv. the bewitching nueen
of the screen. Margarita Fischer, will
be seen in "Tho Dragon." '
So urgent havo tho demands been
for a return engagement of "The Battle
Cry, of Peace," that Tom Mooro has
secured the picture for next week, for
the St l nnd. "The Battlo Cry of Peace"
tells "a 'vivid story of Interest to every
red blooded patriotic American, "ad has
been adapted by- COnmodore J. Stuart
Blackton from Prof. Hudson Maxim's
book, "Defenseless America." Tho
theater will be appropriately decorated
during this third week of "The Battle
Cry of Peace," the attaches will be
suitably attired and special music by
the augmented Strand Symphony Or
chestra will be a special feature.
Anna Held will make her debut as a
photo-play star on tho screen of Loew's
Columbia Theater on Sunday afternoon
and during tho first four davs of tho
weok In her former great stage success,
The last three days of tho week John
Barrymoro will bo seen on tho screen In
his latest plcturlzatlon. that of "Nearly
a King." which was especially written
for him bv William II Cllftotd. Tt Is
the talo of a voung Amcrlcun who has
the great fortune, or misfortune, to in
sembli the Prince1 of Hulwann, an ad
venturous snlrlt who la lust In the
thices of being palmed oft on a princess
he has never seen.
Donald M. McRae, Now Captain
McRae, Member of Canada's
ANXIOUS TQ GO TO FRONT
Son of Lieut. Cot. J, H. McRae
Has Risen Rapidly in
The romance of war has called Donald
M. McBae. a twenty-threc-year-old
, Waahlngtonlan now Captain Mcnae. of
the Ninety-seventh Overseas Battalion,
Canada's "American Legion" Into Its
ranks, and by Juno of this year ho ex
pects to bo In the thick of the fight
ing "somewhere In France." or on one
or the other battlo fronts of Europe.
I Ho left Boston Tech. where he would
'have graduated this coming June, on
thn first of January, and went to To
ronto with the determination of Join
ing tho Canadian contingent and go(ng
to tho front, or If' that failed, of making
his way oyer to England and joining
the forces there.
Entered Service As Sergeant.
Ho was accepted at once as a sergeant
and placed In charge of the records
office, with the understanding that he
would have to undergo several montho'
training before he could rccolvo a com
mission. Two day later, however, ho was com
missioned as a lieutenant and made
record officer, and a couple of weeks
IftlAr wnrrl flint 1m licwl 1 titwistA1
to a captancy and adujtancy reached
his parents In this city. His father is
Lieut. Col. J. H. McRae, who la now
on duty In the Adjutant General's Of
flco at the War Department.
His rapid promotion was chiefly due
to the military training he received
during three years and a half at West
Point, besides a year In Company H.
then the only company of cadets at the
Western High School, In this city, and
Another vear at the Vltirlnln. Mllltnrv
Lieutenant Colonel and Mrs. McRa
occupy an apartment at the Toronto,
Twentieth and P streets northwest,
with their family. Young McRae Is re
membered by many friends here as
tall nnd of athletic build, with a lean
ing toward the military that flrst evi
denced itself when ho Joined Company
H. Military training In tho high schools
was not then compulsory.
Composed of Americans.
Letters which his parents have re
ceived describe the quarters which his
detachment is occupying. In the exposi
tion buildings at Toronto, where he
says the accommodations are very
comfortable. The American legion is
classified as a battalion In Canada, but
contains .about 1.200 men, which would
comprlse''a regiment In the UnlCed
Tho legion 1 comprised almost entire
ly. It Is stated, of Americans from this
side of the International boundary. And
most of Its ofllcer niv Wost Point
firaduates who have seen active strvlce
n the United States nrmy- Several of
Us members hnvo already been d'tc
orated for meritorious service Jn tho
European war and sent home wounded.
In view of their special training, they
expect to be sent to England within
n. few months, nnd to have the time
which most of tho rsnedltlnnarv forco
Is, held In training In Enslnnd consider
ably shortened Tho lesion Is com
manded by Lieut Col. W. D. Jolly a
veteran of several campaigns with the
Congressman Predicts War Will
Bring international Revision,
Making Federal Board.
An international revision of tariff
laws atter the end of Oie European war
is forecast In a statement today by
Congressman Henry T. Kftlney, of
Illinois author of the Administration
tariff commission bill, which was Intro
duced In the House late yesterday.
In explaining the need of n tariff
commission. Mr. Bainey rayi world
conditions are changed and even Ger
many and France may have to chango
their Btable tariff systems after tho
war. A commission Is noedtd, he says,
to enab'.o the United States to mako
such revision of the tariff necessary tor
the nation to keep pace in the markets
of tho world.
Tht Administration bill probably will
be ru-ied through the house within the
next T.vo weeks. It will be steered In
the lower body by Mr, Bainey, ranking
Democrat of the Ways and Means Com
mittee, because Chairman Kltchln Is
lukewarm In his attitude toward tho
bi The Democrats always have op
posed tariff boards and commissions,
and Sir Kltchln still is Wary or them.
Congressman Bnlney's statement,
however, says a commission now Is
necessary, but was not heretofore.
Will Irwin and His Bride
Will Address Suffragists
Will Irwin and his bride, who were
married yesterday in New York and
who are in Washington on their honey
moon, are to speak tonight at a meet
ing of the Congressional Union for
Woman Suffrage, In tho Cameron
House. Mrs. Irwin, who was Inez
Haynes Glllmore, -magazine writer, will
be asked to talk on tho feminist move
ment In America, while Mr. Irwin will
recount some of his experiences as a
war correspondent In Europe. Mr. and
Mrs. Irwin plan to sail for Europe
within a few days. v
Mrs. Gllson Gardner Is to presldo at
tonight's meeting, and r large number
of prominent suffragists are expected to
Republicans to. Meet.
The Republican League Is to meet to
night at Second Baptist Church. Third
street, between II and J. at 8:30 p., m.
J. Flnlcy Wilson, president, requests
that all members be present at this
RAINEY SEES CHANG
THIS HIS BILL WILL
IKE ILL ST
Bailey of Pennsylvania Intro
duces New Measure to Tax
"This bill Is likely to make Wall
Street howl and the Morgans and
Rockefellers gnash their teeth," said
CongrcsBman'Warre.n WrthTBalley, a
Pennsylvania Democrat, Bryan fol
lower and anti-preparedness advocate,
as ha cheerfully Introduced a bill toi
tax vigorously tho man with tho big
Congressman Bailey asserted that
tho "hullabaloo" over national defense
Is a rich man's "scaro" and the wealthy
classes ought to be put to the money
tost He prophesied tho patriotism of
the rich- would simmer down If their
pocket books were hit. ,
The Bailey bill would amend the In
come tax law so that all incomo be
tween (10,000 nnd $20,000 would pay a
5 per cent tax with a graduated In
crease that would result In a tax of
CO per cent on Incomes of $500,000 and
Mr. Bailey said the "preparedness
hullabaloo" "started with thoso finan
cially Interested In forcing Congress to
squander money on tho national de
fences." and continued: "It has been
kept going by politicians who hope to
profit financially out of tho terrors
which so-called defense leagues arft
spreading with amazlntr Industry.
Whether the Morgans. Rockefellers.
Gary o. Schwabs, and the Htotcsburys
can maintain their patriotism at fevqr
heat 'in tho face of a surtax on big In
comes running up to 60 per cent remains
to be seen.
"If the forces of big business aro to
plunge this country into a saturnalia,
of extravagant fur war purposes In
time of peace they should put up the
monev. That Is why I havo introduced
a bill which Is likely to make Wall
Street howl and tho Morgans and the
Rockefellers gnash their teeth. I nro
poso to offer thoso who are clamoring
loudest for defenso an oUDortunltv to
put their patriotism to a money test."
Ashlar Club Arranges
For Annual Banquet
Tho annual banquet of the Ashlar
Club, composed of Masons who work
at tho State. War and Navy Depart
ments and at the White House, will
take place at tho Ebbltt on March 9.
The speakers Invited include Vice Presi
dent Marshall. Speaker Clark, Congress
man Slsson of Mississippi.
IN CAPITAL TODAY
Exhibit, food stuffs bearlne Consumers'
League Label. 1216' KlehleentU street norta
neit, all day and ovenlnc.
Banquet, Brown L'nheralty Alumni Aiocla-
tliin flnt.kf.rt. W n.
Meeting-, DUtr'lct of .Columbia, 'kocfety. 'Eons '
oi mo American iieToiuiion, itauscqer s,
p. m. .
Lecture. "The French Drama," Emma Oold
man. Arcade. 8 p. m.
Addreu, Dr. Camden M. Cob;rn, beforn
Washington Society of Englnoera. Cosmos
Club, i p. ra.
Annual banquet. Washington District Wo
man's Foreign Missionary Society, Metro
politan M. K. Church, 8:30 p. m.
Annual banquet, Commandery of the Dis
trict, Military Order of the Loyal Legion,
Itauechcr'e, S p. m.
Meeting. Citizens' Association of Chevy Chass
School. 8 p. m.
Meeting, Board of Education, Franklin School,
3:30 p. m.
Meeting, advisory board of the Alumni Aim
elation of Central High School, In ichool. I
Address, Prof. N. W. Daughcrty, before En
gineering Society of George Washington
University. Sigma Ku Fraternity House, s
Meeting, North Dakota Association of the
District, room 141 Senate Office Uulldlng. t
Meeting. Men's Club of Grace Episcopal
Church, parish hall. 8 p. m.
Annual dinner. National Retail Liquor Deal
ers' Association. National Hotel. 8 p in.
Vespers, St. Anthony's Church, Brookland,
Reception, by Ursullne Sisters, at Holy
Family Day Nursery. Sl Second street
northwest. 10 and 13 and I to 5 p. in.
Meeting, senior branch of the Daughters of
the King of St. John's Church, tn church,
7:30 p. m.
Meeting. Michigan Society of the District,
Ttauacher's, 8 p. m.
Masonic Washington Centennial, No. U;
Osiris, No. 16; King Solomon. No. 31,
Areme, No. 10. Eastern Star.
Knights of Pythias Mt. Vernon, No. t;
Equal. No. 17: Friendship Temple. Iso. .
Odd Fellows Eastern, No. 7: Federal City,
No. ; Harmony, No. 9; Friendship. No.
12; Mt. Nebo, No. 6. Encampment. ,
National Union General Deputies Associa
tion. Socialist party Sunday school conference.
Florida home butldera.
Address, Will Irwin, Congressional Union for
Woman Suffrage, In Cameron House, S p,
Lecture. "A Study of Emerson's 'Self-Tle-
llance. " Mrs. Clara Bewick Colby, Hotel
Oxford. 4:45 p. m.
Meeting, Winnie Davis Chapter. Daughter
of tho Confederacy, Rochambeau, 4:30 p. m
Meeting, Brookland Parent-Teacher Associa
tion. In Brookland School. 8 p. m.
Caledonian Club Ladles' Auxtlllary, auchr
and social, Eagles Hall, 8 p. m.
Belasco "The Co-respondent, S::0 and 8:M p
National "Cousin Lucy," 1:15 and S:15 p. tr .
Keith's Vaudeville, 2:15 and 8:15 p. tn.
Poll's "The Dummy." 2:15 and S:15 p. m.
Gayety Burlesque, 2:10 and 8:10 p. m.
Loew's Columbia Photoplays. 10:30 a. in. to
11 D. m.
Casino "The Christian," 2.1S and 8-1S p. in.
Meeting, District branch of the Legion of
Loyal Women, Auditorium, Woodward &
Lothrop's, 2 p. m.
Meeting, Pocahontas Memorial Association,
Hotel Bellevue, 4:30 p. m.
Dance and supper, Loyola, Club, of St. Ig
natius' Catholic Church, Oxen Hill, Md..
parish hall, 7 p. m.
Meeting, Study Club of the Washington Cen
ter of tho Drama League, Public Library, 8
Masquerade ball. Holy Name Society of the
Holy Rosary Church, old Masonic Temple,
Lecture. Leon H. Vincent. Friends' fchool,
1811 I street northwest. It a. m
Meeting, Instructive Visiting Nurse Society,
llauscner's, 8 p. m.
Meeting. Cathedral Heights Citizens' Associa
tion... Albano Parish HalL 8 P. ra.
Meeting, Benntng Citizens' Association, J. W.
Brown's residence, 8 p. m.
Address, Mrs Kate Waller Marrett, W7 Co
lumbia road northwest. 8 p. m.
Meeting, teachers and part-nts of pupils e
Tyler School, In school, 2 p. in.
Times-pure food show, Arcade, 1 and 7 p. m.
Meeting. Thomas Jefferson Council, No. 11,
Junior Order United American Mechanics, 8
Address, "Preparedness for Women." Mrs.
Ellen Spencer Mussey, before Columbia
Union. W. C. T. U Gurlcy Memorial
Church, 8 p. m.
Masonic Naal. No 4: Hiram, No. 10; Ma
sonic Board of Belief; Esther, No, B, East
Odd Fellows Covenant, No. 13; Columbia,
No. 10; Salem. No. 22.
KnlRhtn of Pythias Franklin. No. 2: J. T.
Coldwell Company. No. 7. Uniform Rank.
Maccaboes Georgetown Tent, No. 6; District
Tent, No. f.
Na.lonal Union William II. Collins Council,
Socialist party-rOerman branch. Workmen'
Circle, city organization and educational
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