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f THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1010. K aixelBaflfhtTtanSimcij fUPLISlIED EVKHY fiVHNlNt (Including 8unda- 8y Alie Washington Timea Company, IB MUNs&r nun.Di no. pnn. -. TBANK A. MUNSEY, President ft. H. TITHERINGTON. Secretary. C H. POPE, Treasurer. On Tttr (Inciudlnp; Runrtavi,. P.M. tlx Mantht. H.I. Three Months. V. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1916. I.LI . ..1-1 .-! . - THAT HEATING PLANT In. all discussion concerning the lo i.Lt m V 4Kb HHAHAHkiJ UltllitnM S ft ! . ?"? Ul . v r1? -"' Tlwi the ages of eiehtben and lighting plant to supply Government buildings, it must not be overlooked tnat me cmci Denenciary oi any tic lay In the construction of the plant, ns well as the real trainer bv a ileci- as wen as tne rent gainer dv a ueci son not to build the plant at all, Rn,.M v. tu pnnmnn Trif;,. T 1,-hf would be the Potomac Electric Light and I'owcr Company, trninlnr- ho will h uny. ,.i...i ThU ,,., r-Mi0 fmrn1! ..' bC bqttcr "nU'PPCU , ims concern now receives ironiitn nnn:n.. u: ! i. i L. This concern now receives from the Government many thousands of dollars a year for curront supplied for light and power purposes nnd its income from this source would be so, curtailed if the proposed power plant were builjt. The Potomac company's opposi 'ion to the proposed Government "ghting plnnt has been in evidence for some time. In nn effort to halt 'he plans it offered the Government all tho electric light it needed for 2 rents a kilowatt hour, while the ordinary consumer in Vashington is paying 10 cents for exactly the same bing. Why .should this company be per iiittcd to continue charging private consumers 10 cents for what it of fers to sell, presumably nt a profit, to tho Government for 2 cents? An1 again, according to respon sible officials of the Treasury, the company offered also to go" into the heating business and furnish steam for heating public buildings accord ing to the plans outlined for the proposed Government plant. To do this the company would have been forced to reopen its plant at Four teenth and B streets northwest. The smoke nuisance from this plant cer tainly would be more" objectionable 'han in the case of the proposed Government plant; for the Potomac plant is right in the heart of the iity, while the Government plant is iO be located on the water front and in a much more secluded locality. The proposed Government plant is nly i starter in the movement to upply cheaper electricity for Wash ngton. In the minds of the men who onceived the power plant there- is ictured the day when the Potomac ill be harnessed and current sup plied to everybody in Washington at lot over 3 cents as against the pres nt 10-cent rate. The opposition to the site chosen or the proposed power Government ilant, on, esthetic grounds, has en isted many able men who honestly believe that the plant will spoil the jeauty of the Nation's Capital Jity; but the situation brought about y the opposition is clearly one vhich works to the immediate finan cial benefit of the Potomac company "I and to the men whose dividends de nend directly or indirectly upon the jajrtings of that corporation. AN ARMY PLAN WORTH WHILE Of all the preparedness plans that lave claimed consideration, that put 'orth by the Army League of the United States seems particularly to leserve serious attention. It pro poses in effect the enrollment of all tho young men of the country be tween eighteen and twenty-one years, for possible military service From these shall be selected about 167,000 annually. If not a sufficient j uimber shall volunteer each year to nake, up this total, then resort can iie had to the rolls and something .ike the draft. It is highly prob iblc, however, that the volunteers tfould be numerous enough to fill he quota. Civif war experience roved that men were far more like i to volunteer if the menace of the raft woro held over them. Once definitely enlisted, these 'oung men would get first a round year of active service with the rcgu lar army. After that, they would be "equired to spend two weeks in each )f the next two years with the col ors in traininir: and after thnt. thmr names would be retained for three years more on the roll of the re serve, with no regular service un css in emergency they should be alled out. This would give the country a rained .force of 500,000 in three v'ears, and provide for a genuine re "irve, always on the increase. The Ian involves the increase of the egular army to about 270,000 men, he number that military experts be icve would be necessary. It pro ides for the maintenance of a full luota of troops at war strength iA he overseas possessions to the num ber of 80,000 men, and the mainten ance also of one complete relief for every sea coast defense station. There seems no grave objection that can be urged aganiet this plan xcept from the professional pacif sts, whose objections are not worth ;onsidering. It provides specifically that a young man, once "'enrolled, '-aji take his training in the National Guard if ho so wishes, and exempts tiuviunui vuuruBinun jrom enroll ,. ment. To that extent it is nn nid to the National Guard. It docs not j tolorato the proposition tnat a. man can be made into a trained soldier i iwith two months' service per year; for three yenrs. The cost Is a, hit. more than that of tho proposed con-j tinental army, but not as much, ns tne general stall plan for the1 nbsp .. . iuic increase oi tnc regular estno- ncnt of crnrt. the tluvs of their useful liflhment , !.??" OVfr condemned to He Jill" nlong """nent. j "ttoMcn Itpw." Out In tho stream wns Furthermore it does not content- "mhorcd tho condemned Franklin, once ntnre rllfltiirMnm indneC,'..! .l!H I ",p fJ"hln on which Admiral Fftrrngtlt piaieaisturblng industrial conditions,' mnilr hi- memorable vovnee to Huron by taking from the industries tho "' the. close of tin- civil war. Tho ri.hm.Sa m.i,.Tt. jui- - " " .n"ii viiviu fiunmuiu. nc twenty-one the young men of the country do riot reach their full pro ductive I'ntlnrifv find fhn .irifViVt.-n.i,n1 0f inT.noo noir-ntinl fonrlrnn, -. : .... i T . ... j. ;vcar doc8 not Bppear to thrcatcn in- idustry. When a vounr mnn rohirnc. . ., . V young man returns t0 th0 body of ciUzen8 aftcr fl ,s thnt mnw K hv !, I i -i ---. -- -Aj tri. iw( (w iwaouua in bui II tation and ' sclf-roliancc he has learned in the army. THE "INTkNT TO KILL r Berlin, it is reported, is unwilling to admit that the sinking of the Lusitania was illegal; but is willing to declare that in that sinking there was no "intent to kill" the Ameri cans whose lives were lost. Perhaps diplomacy and technical ism can explain such a curious use of language to conceal thought. But it does not seem possible. Intent to kill? The intent to' kill was adver tised by the German embassy in American papers. The passengers booked for the boat were warned of the intent to kill. Tho tnmoiln wns made and loaded into the pneumatic ', . . , , , v 11U1.U11WW1. tube of a submarine with no other thought than the intent to kill. It was fire.d by the most skillful hand that could be commanded for the act, with intent to kill, and no other possible intent. Legal or illegal, there certainly was intent to kill; and the attitude of the German public after the kill ing made very evident that the kill ing of the Americans caused peculiar and especial satisfaction. Call it reprisal, if you will; call it legal, or illegal; decent warfare or excuseless savagery; but for heaven's sake don't let the United States be made ridiculous by accepting now a leering assurance that there was no i:... i -ii n mi. . intejlt to kill.' Thrc was abso-i lutely nothing else to the act save! . , . tiii I iintriii, iu Kin, uusomieiy notning, BRANDHIS AND THE SBNATE Speaking of Senators who will oppose the appointment of Louis D. Brandeis to the Supreme Court, a newspaper makes this false argu ment: Some of them aio narrow-minded, religious, out-of-date fanatics, oppos ing Ilrandeis because he Is a Jew More of them are gentleman owned by the corporations, and espe-ially by the railroads, opposing rtrandeis because he has put the Interests of the- people above the Interests of the corporations and of the rallioads. If there is any Senator who j opposes Air. Brandeis because he is a Jew that Kemtnr nm-ht ir, ha lowed to go nnywnere tney pieaseu a dew, mat senator ought to be,wh,n tnp ritC(, states, and the men wnippcd out Of Congress; and if i there is any party leader who would oppose Mr. Brandeis because he is a Jew, undoubtedly that leader would be driven out of public life. As for the second allegation, Mr. Brandeis has, on occasions, served the corporations, especially the rail roads, with all the ability, all the fervor, and all the success which he ever used in serving the interests of the people. It is dishonest, vicious, and dis graceful for any thinking mind to rmake an argument such as is con- veyed in those allegations. The question is, and can only be, has ' the professional conduct of Mr. Brandeis, either when he was a law yer putting the interests of the cor- porations above the interests of the iut,.c ... ..K ,,K .-, .awyer put- ting tnc interests ot the people above the interests of the corpora tions, Deen such as to justify the conclusion that he could be a fair, an impartial, and a trustworthy Justice of the Supreme Court? Or, has the career of Mr. Bran deis. with his temnestuouH. nnsninn. ate vindictive nersonul nttitmlo inc., vinuicuvt, jJt-rsonui aiiuuue, wholly against anything and every-1 .,. j j i. ., intnK, uuu or buou, on tne Blue op-,that n proposal was made to the com posed to him, and his enthusiastic, !n,nm1r" n,f. tl,n German rilders that if r j i-a i "-""awouv, fhft n.ou)ll pPrlnt the photographing fiery, and unqualified personal atti- nnd pnger-prlntlng of their men so tude wholly in favor of his own side. ! "ft KtiXmntrrhrrr-lM to the inclusion of anything andnient. nttie nf the iibertv they pre everything the bad as well as the "VX! good has that career proved his un- Fitei rrietirlch. who iv reason of se fitness to sit in the highest tribunal n A'lXTorriiS uZ of the land? accede to the i"-treslon. hlnthi - It 's Thnt's tho nneietinri nhnn 1 ""t'ers'ooil. thnt hi, eh n Tn-edur, mats ine question nbout Mr. ; Kinjl).Uo,, ,,, Inu,, r tl, ,nethe.i- with Brandeis and his qualifications. Can ' w,ieb itIiIiii nre dealt nown.iay. hp kpp h thinir atrnio-ht n ., l, . Sn n lon!s; "'"' tedloii" routine began ne see a tiling straight, or can he .,,. interned men of the Eitel nnd see a thing only with the eyes of Krnnnrin-.. personal prejudice, antagonism, and j ffiJyMwrwr?! naireu : u ne cannot seo a thinir oveor.1- o 1, Wo4 4X - U .... - .vr - ..v. ..-..vs. .u on- i., WIIHI- . d-Viloi : ever the facts and the merits, ho!v,"r uuB..v nut v uo a. juugu lor CUPlini or ior labor tor the corporationa or for the public, for any cause which calls for a dispassionate weighing nf 41.a 0c o,i o i,. i . of the facts and a sure determina tlon Of the light. Nobody who has studied the career of this man thinks there is any such judge or the possibility of any such judge in Louis D. Brundeia, f Prisoner German CConMnucf) from Flrnt rape.) nil. 1. n.l ........ ..!,. I-.1 ..a ,.t,l,l ., ..,ui Mil 11111 HUtJIIIlMll,li;il till -JU4.1 wumiu- p"MJin wnn sow. mil a row lav.nKo, Farther nlonir tho sen wnll tho old monitor Puritan, tuaecd at rust-oaten innorliicr chains kciit company bv nn obsolete tornodo bout unit n mosoulto fleet of nameless hulks, battered barges, ami decrepit scow. co when tffo order came from Wash lnyton Interning the I'rln- Kltel Fried- elicit, with her comnnnv of WO nt tlio Portsmouth, navy yard, tho ntithorltle- '. IV'f. nl,tl ut n berth for her on "Molten Row" becuuso t wsi tho only ol , lho yarj wpr0 Ml(J cou(, bo .1U nT l"e way or the ahlns or tho Fnitr.1 8ttoa nnvv nnd still be minrdcd to iirm.nt ii. ,.,..,. r nt.nnn,n ...ml ". moored stem. -tan. anil a ninld. Mill) to htlco hlttn nlonir the flea wnll. the latj. ncoureo of the Hrltlh hoib tho Prlnz Kltel Frlodrirh. after her nlno moiilhR' voyago .uotm.1 the "'lobe, ciinio to rent, nnd formed the nucleus of the colonv which todnv Hourl"hcs there. nisi one month Inter tho Kronprlnz, batti'trd and ea-srarre(U wns con ikliined under a similar order, nnd towtd acroxs Hampton Koailn from Newport News to be lashed fast alom the sea-side of her late compatriot. To tho 900 .men and ofllcers of tho In terned raiders wns nlven the use of tho ! .ot. ?.C "-round which lies dlreetlv be hind "Rotten How " In the noslnnlw- It was theirs to do with as thev pleased. Sailors Soon Began To Cultivate Gardens Soon after tht-lr establishment In In ternment many of the 'icrmnn sailors, who. hi spite 1 1 their years at ben. still loved to till the sod. set ubout cultivat ing tardons Others, concerne.l over the fntc ot ornMdernl.le live stock which hud corai to them lioin pilzes wlilrh had fnllcn proy In their guns, ur.icd iLtnT!?'"'",0',1 ' rVuInblc ,,n!!er" r0P th j(.M, a,1( CH VCnB iiiiv Hints' to see their lutu nm-eotx aummarih din jioscd of and it trine out or the out, tlon to keep them aboard ship. And so tiny houses s-mn begun to rise on the far Bldf (f ' rtoltcn How," budd ed or the condemned brick, and timber from old ships, until now there are a fci-oto or mm of tin- 'liucturvs In tho center of which stands onn of more pretentious pro) oitloii--u naraG'" cin htructed by Ji. K'ui':ir, who hal l-wn ship's surueou on one of the raiders, mul who laier uisupjiearcd from the chip. One of tho larcer liblldlmcs now de voted to the hmidiip i r stock Is about i IkM feet by twilu. It Is ihe only or.o with two Itoors. 'J'nr lower Is the home of half a gozi'U led plus, who occupied tho forwatd main drck or the Prim lilel hi company with a hundred or more Imnilginiits. when the raldei cfjne to port. The top Hour haa been given over to a tiouk nf ducl'.s. The ulrds reach their I'lititers bv means of a runway. wnen the uennan raiders lrst were s'-ni io me t-nriFiniitmi vnru. iioin wire l.aJly In need of repairs, but the Eltel ""TV1'.." y" "L'SVI: lt'lvr"' ; .--,- i. . i-kiiHiiii m 'on- Internment, by being overhauled nnd h -docked. The Kronnrinz. on 'ho other hand, when "lie arrived in port a month, to the diy, later, was In had tcpair -Thtirftfftri II Mna llr efmA rv In hftl-.e ,-(h-( , nil 10 of the fSennnns nboi.rd one ship. .-'-" . '. ....!..!. ..... '..- M .J nnd. although the Prlnz Kltel Is hc smaller, she wns rhosen as the head quarters for the prisoners, and the livestock had to be gotten out of the wnv. When they becan their internment, the German sailors and their officers were permitted every liberty. They were nllowed at will upon the flve-arre plot, and their poinds and comings were restricted but little, the United States Government being content to leave the disciplining of Its guests" to the of ficers of the ship n almost perfunc tory guard was maintained by the ma rines of the yard. who. practically un- , ormert. watched over the wnrds of the nmnnHmnni ArVIiiia mnrn nAPmlttArl (not onlv "shore liberty." hut were ni- were allowed to go around Portsmouth and Norfolk as freely as their com- manders desired them. Restrictions Followed Sailors' Disappearance Then some of the German sailors, not understanding. It Is believed, that the parole given by their officers pledged the honor of cver man aboard the ship, began to disappear. Straightway the navy yard authori ties began to hedge tho men about with gi eater restrictions, especially when. -ri . iiuki, em, i a Duifivuii, aim x.icu- tenant Koch broke their parole. Thfrse officers, given permission to leave the navy yard for a trip. It Is said, le turned to Norfolk at the expiration of I tholr leave, -but learning that conflne- mcnt f nH the interned men to their pea red. ships wan beln k contemplated, dlsap- Then enme the earnne of bIt- n.Mv of. wif.oh ,'S.v haT?il i&.Mi0 ,Ef'1,wyT?ari"TBlk. Nemn. Uelaaco Theater. S:15 which they boarded In the harbor, and 1pm with which they nut to sea. These men , opjnlnir of two weeks' nilolon. fcnniaculate have not been heard from since, al- I'onwpitnn Church. though a report has come recently from j.iiunaicfi inni tney were plcKed up at 5Pa DJ. a Brlsh metchantmnn and con- veyed there, prisoners of war. Another rumor has It that they were drowned In the storm which swept up the At lantic coast immediately after their es cape. Home support is' given this be lief In a report which came from a coastwise steamer that a small era, tho description or which generally fits the Eclipse, was seen bottom upward several days after the dash to sea was ,nn,i. '-' u- After thts experience, the navy yard ,,,,thor'tl'' began In earnest to take sfens to nrevent ihe reeurrenee nf n..i. '"capes. ,. it , it Is said on good authority, however. i"'n n narrow c-uwivw leads '"'' t'"" n "f. h" ftll-SOn Of Xo. 0 and this Is the onlv nine a stretch of .inn vm-J- tho i prom r can be cnhied on ' ten, trma Armed Marines Now I r..A 'Rit.n R," jr'uard Rolten Kow ' Upon this caisson a marine armed i ; rlot Mlck, ,, for ,,-e , ca,0 lof nv omersene i set vice revolver. Is ' "tiMoned niRht and d-iv. Another ,,'m"1" ""' nHVV v"r,! i'iroa-h to the "y'wo th ,,. nf tho tract Were made the station for picket Unci of rouin--. Guests" of Uncle Sani Build Village at while on the senward side, n'ffht nnd dny, thero pntrols n naval steamer, In command of a chief po,tty officer, n cox awn In. and two deck hands. In addition to this, at the foot of tho shoteword gangways which run frpm both forward nnd after decks of tho Pflnr. Kltel. guard tents havo been es tablished, where n marine can keep wnich over all who leave the -h'P. Orders also were promulgated pro hibiting short- leave- for nny of the Ger man sallois except upon one excuso tlio uncesslty.of a visit to a dentist, in thin way some hair dozen or the Interned men obtain leave every Aty to i:o Into Portsmouth or Norfolk. This permis sion Is granted upon the certificate of Dr. Sohlcr. the ship's surgeon, which .Is uniformly approved by Admlrnl Mc Lean, commandant of the nvv ynrd. Not long ago, tho comrriandant was asked whethor this privilege might not bo the siibject of considerable Abuse, and he replied that Dr. Sohler, being a gentleman, his word wns perfectly good with tho navy ynrd nuthorltlos He In dicated very plainly that none of the officers stntlonod there havo the least Intention of peering Into the mouths of applicants for dental shoro leave to llnd out whether they arc entitled lo It. Hctweon daylight and :30 o'clock In the afternoon, under certain conditions, sonic of the men are permitted to come from tho Interned ships to the plot of ground, whore before tho strlbt disci pline m put Into efrect, they wrt wont to Indulge In the German equiva lent of football and baseball, and work In the little gardens. .lust affter the enforcement ofr the strict regulations which mnko the lives of the Interned Germans little different from a prison routine, the decks of the Kronprlnz, lying along her seaward side were used (or drills and calesthen Ics to keep the men in condition. Mustered On Docks , Three Times a Day Nowadays, however, with the strict compliance with the original rules a bit relaxed, the Interned sailors are permitted en masse uikii the docks three times a dav for muster once In the morning, again at 11:30. and .a third time, nt 4:30. Hut after 4:30 o'clock, and until tha following morning's muster, not a man of them may set foot ashore. Through tho night, under additional guard, the Prinz Kltel looms dark and grim, save for two cluster lights on her promenado deck, where tho men must set any -ercise they want in 'the evening. Within the big Interned liner which is still considered German territory, and over whose taffrall still floats tho naval ensign of the Kaiser, all Is light and gayety. The big saloons, which made the Prinz Kltel Friedrich one of the palace liners of the North Atlantic, have all been done over. When she arrived In port these magnificent rooms were being used for tho storage of coal. These and the upper deck state rooms, which aforetime had demanded a price for occupancy which only a millionaire could afford, are the "ward room' for the officers. The second and third class state rooms and the steerage.whlch on the Prlnz Kltel Is In every way modern nnd sanitary, are occupied by the petty officers, the gun crews and the sailors. There are many forms of amusement aboard which tho men may utilize to whllo away their evenlnm. Th hni. Jng alley which they built while on their . -w - -..-.. WW.. .. .... lOllg CrillSe. anil the mrtvlnri il.ti, iin-uivr are sun in operation, as well as the shlp'n reading rooms. un iliursday nights, too, the big liners portholes blaze like the windows or n fashionable hotel, and the strains of the ship's hand float out over "Rot ten Row." where the sentries of Undo Bam stand on lonely guard on these nights entertainments for the men are in progress. Sunday Is Receiving Day On Prinz Eitel And on every Sunday throngs of men j ninl n-nm-fmm.n. ..j f.uj , .v.. f..l,nTJ "-Germans an d frier. dsoftho interned men-swarm the decks of the , Prlnz Eltel. -idmlSsloiT being accorded j nT, IV? a Pa"8 ?'Pnrd. byS.mll mnniler Thierlrlinna - Canlaln mil.?. monder Thlerlchens or Captain Thler feldcr. uuring tne summer these Sunday re ceptions are Invariably held on the liner's decks to tho accompaniment ot u band concert. All visitors, however, arc required to be ashore bv 4:M J o'clock. i ne luncneons servea at tnese recep tions have become famous among tho Today. letting, Kate Gordon Chapter of Southern Stat-n Woman Huffrace Conference. ?' Kbbltt, 3 p. m. Meetlnc, Washington Secular League. Tyth- 1... 'lT..n.l.. -.11 .. r ' l-iture, "Browulne." by Prof. Samuel J. MacWatier., I'aul Institute. HQ1 a inert. Annual el-ctlon. Creicent Benevolent Ae-orls i '"" ftioieniii aim ' sireeia norunvrai, an UHV. Villon. DUtiirt or Columbia Clirlitlan Ku iVavor, First CoiiKregatlonal Church, Tenth ainl Q stieeta northwest. p. m. Veser services, Young Women's Christian Association, 4.30 p. in. lecture, J. H. Mclntyre. before' Socialist party, til E street northwest, t:U p. m. Meeting, Jewish branch. T. P. R. U. lt K street northwest, t p m. Tomorrow. Meeting, stonewall jafiuon unapisr, .-o. ;. I .......1 1k...l...r. n ,kd fnnLlaMiitf In J i,,',',"? .,?"" " " nmerialnineni. National Library for the Illlnit, m II street northwest, S p. m. Meeting, I'etn-orth Woman's Club. Patworth M. E. Cliurrh, 8 p. m. MeeUng, North Washington Citliens' Associa tion, Gag School, Seeond street, near V stieet northwest, S p. m. Concert, l'. S Marine Hand Orchestra, Ma rine, Ilarnicks 2:30 p. m. lecture. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, before Pa rents' Lengu of the third division, V-'lleon Normal School. 8:30 p. in. Meeting to dlm-us- the Sheppard prohibit 1 5n bill. Retail Merchants' Association, New Wtllard, ii p. m. . Meeting, to form legion for t'nlted States detenae. National lluard Armw, 4S I. street northwest. 8 p. m. Christian Kndeavor rallj. Vermont Avenue Chrlstlsn Church, with address by Dr. William Shaw. S p m. Annual "Fool's- Session" or "Narren Sot sung," of the Washington Saengerbund, ilub house. 314 C street northwest, s p. m. llanquet, Washington alumni of Michigan I'nherelty. Rauscher's, 7:30 p. in. Recital, tracing development of song fiom the earliest to the mpst modern romposurs. Nicholas Dotitv. under auspices of the Wush- I Ingtun Society of the Fins Arts, audi torium, National Museum, s.i u. m. Mnsonlc-Heqjamln II. French. No. tt: Ann- riwtla. No. :i;-I'entalpha, No "3; Orient, No.- i; Knights -Templar; Ruth, No. J. F.astem Htnr. , ., Knights of Pythias Amaranth, No. .8; ten- tury. No. 30. ........ Odd Fellowa-Ijingdon. No. '.; Vnlon, No. 11: Iteaeon. NV IK. Msccabern N'atlonal Tent degree work Guardians of Liberty Perpetual llulldin-, S P. in. Socialists-Tailor's Union. Y. P. 8. U -tudy lecture. Mls Isabel floli'rook. under auswlces of the Nnlionnl Th-osophlcat Society, Old Mshonir T tuple iS p. m. Lecture "The Worlds Work for the Past AVeek." Miss Janet Richards, auditorium, Woodward & Lnthrop's, 10,4 a. m. vv uai o wii vv ccJtd l ijgid.lll Portsrnouth Camp Germans of Norfolk nnd surrounding towns for the arrival of tho Prlnz Eltel marked the end of whatever economy of rations the crew experienced during iuu nisi unys or tnoir iiignt trom tho. South Atlantic with hundreds of prison ers aboard whoso appetites sorely taxed the stores of the raider. Nor, In splto of the "grnpo Juice or der 'of Sccrctnry-of tho Navy Daniels prohibiting the presence of any alcoholics In a Government navy ynrd, is thei any lack of beer at tneso lunchqons. Just previous to Interment the stew ard of tho Prlnz Eltel, Informed of thja order, took aboard many . gallons 'Of beer. Hut this did not Inst long under the demand of tho 900 officers nnd men who hnd been used to consuming malt beverages with every meat. Therefore, when thin supply was ex hausted It was necessary to restock without running nfoul of tho "dry navy" ordinance. The pkoblem has been solved several timet, lately by lightering cargoes ot bcor from Norfolk, anchoring the light ers to the seaiyard side of tho Kron prlnz and transporting the beer across her decks to the Prlnz Eltel, a scheme In the operation of which at no time does a single drop of' the proscribed bev erage touch the nrld soil ot the navy yard. Tha men. however, nre not limited to their beer rntlons to dnys when re ceptions are given to their friends, Heer Is served to them ut every meal nt the expense of the Germnn government, and when on pay days the sailors draw" their wage, which In the case or a seaman amounts to about $3 a month, they can purchase tickets entitling them to beer at the rate of two glasses for E cents, theso tickets being redeemable at any time. Liberty Ban Lifted On Kaiser's Birthday Only twice since the promulgation or tho order which resulted In making the Germans practically prisoners aboard their ships, has the ban been lifted to any appreciable extent. One occasion fell upon the Kaiser's birthday. At that time many of the ship's cutters were lowered, and under command of responsible officers, the men were permitted to indulge in a sail ing party, wiloh later was followed "by a parade and an athletic meet nshorc, attended by thousands of Germans from Norfolk. The second occasion fell upon Christ mas Day. Then about 100 Interned sail ors who ore Catholic-, and who had not been 'to church in many months, were permitted to attend services In Norfolk. They marched to the church and back unuer command of their offlcors. Not mnnv months after the two sen. raiders went Into internment mnnv of I the wives of commissioned Officers de- overage order for fuel elven bv tho termlnnd to be so far as possible with raider, toithe seaward side of the Kron thelf hushnnri-. In lle. Revprnl of them! nrmz. From there the sailors In relavs. came to tho United States, and. llnd-! ing thnt quarters aboard the Kronprlnz were too crowded to permit or Indi vidual domestic establishments being set up aboard, established themselves without the navy yard gate. Every morning, armed with perpetual passes, they come aboard the erstwhile raider, spending the day with their husbands, but going outside the navy yatd after 4:30 o'clock. Among these women, the girl from iiouanu who is licre to become the wlf i '" u- S.V. "'"'l.!' "" Y'"r n. .. .,.. ..-- i i t 1 niarr hi not se l.ls fooT ,.?lo, nL I ' lcc'1' w, romance and wrapped about nnJr;.Ji the charm of vessels which are ennnnn ih. 1 X ,1" C" Vf or,ler no trongeis to danger and to battle. S?-,r.-l?in5i,i.n,el ,0 ll,r,rall,tl,,!'n" Thrlr encines were rattletraps. Their signed, according to one or tnc -entries,, rrr.WB Wprl mnrnP -crcerrows. Their ,",!. A uon.inB hp KaV,I,nrrf1 decks were laden with the spoils. of fcar. every morning, the young Holland gh 1 , and throm-ed with Prisoners. ' appears, spending the day with her af- nut todav all outward signs of the flanced. and leaving In the evening with .romance which rode nt their mastheads the other officers wives. has cone, save onlv for the hooded nnd . IV? . " h0.r' many nmnths now. swathed bulk of the lone marine rifles mid although official request has been I with which thev broucht their prev made to the Kaiser that they be allowed i to ban. to mairy. the loxal i-oiisent h:i not t't. To give the crew more work to do been received. and also to keep the stilus fioni deenv- ! PJ .J ri,- i,.. rigs ana "wniCUens Not Neglected .f . .- - . . The establishment of the strict regu- i,inn .i.ii, .,-,,., .,.m ... I-- ,,,.,., coin n-hn.e nf the men on Ihe Prln" E,teI' naturally interfered con- . Hlilerably with their ujh of the rtc n-A nlif nt iTttnllnJ unnM iiililalt W a. --iv-t. w j--i-i-tii iiirt'ii 1111:11 hid chicken farm and ihe pig pen had been erected. nut still uie interned sailors were Icath to titgV-ct their pigs and chlcke or to uel rid of tin m AImo lr. one tho Inrger ot the i.rh-k htructuies wash house where the sailors could wonder their clothes more conveniently Tuesday. Masonic Kedeial. No. 1. Acacia, No. 1 Ts koma, No. .'0; Mount liorej. No. 7, Po tomac. No. 8. Royal Arch Chapters; Klnciu. No. , uethlehem,' No. 7, FrlenJohlp, No. 17. Eastern Star. Knights of Pythias Capital. No 24; Webstar, No. 7, Curelslor. No. 14; Mvrtle. No. :3. Odd Fellows Golden Rule. No. 21, Aniliv, No. 'SI, Washington, No. C, ColumbK. No. I, encampment. National I nlon Headquarters open. Sons of Confederate Veterans Washington amp. No. 3U. Confederate Hall. Cresient Denevolent Association Danre, Pa- engerbund Hall. Knights of Columbus Washington Council. Socialist Party lecture, "Soul.ilism and the Woman Movement." Juliet Stuart Poyntz, Plthlan Temple, 8:15 p. in. Wednesday. Masono School of Instruction, at. John Mils Association: grand rhapter, ltoyal Aroh Masons. Naomi, No. 3; Drookltiid, No. II. Eastern Uiar. Knights of 1" tlilHB Mount Vernon. No. i, Hirmolne, No. U, Union, No. :".'; nnd Co lumbia, No. :i. Friendship 'lmple. No 9, Pythian Sisters. Odd Fellows Eastern, No. 7; Federal Clt, No. 20; Harmony, No. 9; Friendship, No. 12: Columbia, No. 1, encampment, H. P. O. E.-Inltlatlon. Socialist Itarty Central committee, Italian brunch. Thursday, , Masonic William F. Hunt, No. 16,, Eastern Star. Knights of Pyihlas Harmony, No. 21. Odd Fellows Columbia, No. 10. Covenant, No. 13; Excelsior. No. 17; Salem, No. ;. Knights of Columbus Fourth iJrtfreu ball. National Union Washington Council, Fm.er- nal Council. Soclallst-V. P. 8. U. F.ngllsh Inancli. Friday. Masonlo St. John's. No. 11; Capitol. No. 11, Mount Pleasant. No. 12, Royal Aich chap ters, Takoma. No. 12; CattivMrAl, o. 44; Nt. John's Lodge, No, 18, KaHteni Star. Knights of Ptlilas-Itathbouv,.HuperUr, No. 29; Sracuslaii", No. 10; Hathbone Tvmiilc, No. S. Pythian Sisters. Odd Fellow a Central, No. 1. Phoenix, No. 2! . Metropolis, No. 16. National Union National Capital Coutn.ll, McKlnley Council, Georgetown Council. Socialist Party Local central, lecture. Cor nelius Lehane, on "Ijibor uml the War. ' Public Library. Saturday. Masonic Lafayette. No. 1. Knights of Pythias Ways and Means Coin mlttee. Odd Fellows Canton Washington, Nn, t, Pa triarchs Militant. Inal Order of Moose Columbia I-odge, No. 126, banquet. National Union Columbia Council, Nonpa reil Council. Socialist Party Social supper. . i than aboard ship, hnd been established Therefore, an exception to lho con finement rule wa made in tho cases of men who desired to go ashoro to fed their llvo stock or to launder clothes. Ho It is a usual spectacle every any to eco a bronzed and bearded sailor ap pear at tho foot cf one of tho gang ways with A bucket of feed. A marine sentry In full uniform steps out ot tha Runrd tent. They palaver. Then tho nmrlno gravely escorts tho German ncrosn tho former dumplns ground nnd cmefutly watches him while he d.'a-. tributes tb-i feed among half a dozen or mora hungry hogs, and Kcatters fopd to tho many chickens who at present have tho run of tho five-aero plot, in order that they may forage for them sclvos nt sJch tlmn ns their owners cannot got nBhoro. Then tho marine es corts the Germnn back to the gangway nnd wntches him until he disappears In tho sk'n. Similar siener, nre enacted whenever one of the snllprs appears at '1110 bot tom of thtj gnhgwny with bunfilcu ot st lied garments as his pnsaport, tho mnrlnr keeping within sight of him until the clothes nre cleansed nnd nro swinging In the rami breeze which ruf fles the German Hng on the Prlnz Iltel's Firm nnd the Stnrs nnd Strifes on tho commandant's office. , I.nter In the dav a mnrlne miv bo pulled unnn to escort tho German ncos") the field to see if the clothes nro dry. nnd ngaln whn the J. moor's seaman r.oes to recover his linen. While tho Pnltert Ptates Governme.nt. referring to the Germnn crews uses tho term 'Internment"' and officially re gards them ns "gun'ts." prnctlcnlly the onlv difference between the mer. who formerly manned the two rommerco destroyem nnd nctunl prl-oners of wnr. Is an nrntrnct mther than a ma terial one nnd tho confinement Is tell Imr mon them. Although mnnv of tiem ire still inure boys, vnung and middle nged nliro op near sallow n-ii n bit morose To con ternct this the Get man officers are doing nil In Ihelr power to keep their men occupied, nnd before tb promulga tion of the confinement "rile- were In clined to encourage even the limited in-dnstl-lal ocllvlMfH which "re inp-.rent In the little shack m the dumping crouniTs Coaling Provides Good Exercise For the Men Everv now and then It Is possible to clve the men a taste of real work. This comes when the coal bunkers of the Prlnz Eltel need renlenlshlne. as. Is fre quency the case for It takes on enor mous amount of fuel even to heat nnd light nn Idle craft of her size and to surnlv water for the ue of POO men. The Prlnz F.itel 1h coallnu- Just ot piesrnt. and lighters are bringing a total nf SM tons, which' Is the size of the number about three hundred each, carry the coal in bushel sacks nn the sea ladder of the Kronprlnz. across her deck, and dump them Into the bunkers In the lower hold. The two German sea raiders, which now for nearlv n vear have been the home of tho men who constitute the stn.ngo rommunltv at Portsmouth, pre sent n verv different nnnearnnce todav from what thev did when sea scarred ru-t.v. nnd almost disabled thev limped into Hampton Roads bearing tinon them II Vint sacas of the H)n which have I seldom been eoimled. Then thev were inc from inactivity, both of the ship.-. outwardly, have been overhauled. A mnt nt vial,,, In 1.1.11,1... At.. -.- ... ...a.,... ,,, uiiijiiiuil m nic win given her when she dry-docked upon i. " . ""n " "iry-uoraea uponijsorin w asnington, uenning- Uyr arrival covers the scars of the worth. Chlllum Castle Heights, Iritis'. Eltel s hull where vhe was Two free dental clinics, at nn In rammed by irate British seamen, pre-1 Rial cost of 1.000 each and J3.000 a rerrlne to chance the effect of a col-1 year for their Johit maintenance un Ilslon to tame surrender. der the supervision of the Board of &moKe still comes from tier ?.f lr-1 lm.i.. in. a..., a.iiHnn.ii ,i.tui In. , , , , -- ..... ....., ni! ,,owevrr-. BS ,'1Prc 1" always fire -. - -. ---- - - - " -' "?,,rn "e, ,Lb(l !" "" . MUX DUE IN FIGHT ON D. CJROilTl (Continued from First Page.) as well as the provisions of Mie 111! which would require them to exact nnittnvits from purchasers of alcohol, to ascertain whether or not the nur- chasers werfc "persons of Intemperate hnblt.i or addicted to the use of any narcotic drug." 'Wholesalers Do Not Approve The wholesaler do n..r n,,r.w ,i,ibas..d on a mlnorltv report siirneu oy provisions of the measure which would require ttiem to keep open records of all sales of alcohol, nor do they favor the clauses which provide heavv penal ties for their selling alcohol to" persons prohibited from buying alcohol. The retailers object to being required to pay 23 cents for a permit every time they wish to buy nlcohol. t'nder the Fheppard bill rugRlsts would be on a piano with other Individuals. When tney needed alcohol for the conduct or their business they would havo to go person- nny to tne commissioners, state for what purpose they wanted the alcohol and. ir tho Commissioners were satisfied or their good rnlth, pay 23 cents for a permit to purchase not moro than five gallons of alcohol nt any one time. Some of tho druggists say that five gal lons would be Insufficient for one day's business In their establishment. While emphntlcallv stntlng thev nre not tnklrjg one sode or the other of the prohibition question, the druggists em phatically protest, in their letters to Congressmen and Senators, against the passage of the bill In Its present form. President Charles Stone, of the drug gists' association, says resolutions of protest will be adopted nt Tuesday night's meeting. 50,000 Signatures Secured. Since December 17, when the Shep pard bill was introduced In Ihe Senate. Washington retnll nnd wholesale deal ers, and otherss, Iwivc been circulating petitions calling for n referendum. None other thnn bona fide tesldcnts of tho District have been asked to sign the petltlons. If wns stated several dns ngo bv Hugh 1. Iltirvey, chairman of the Congressional committee of the Nn tlonal netnll Liquor Dealers' Associa tion, thnt more than r,0,nti0 signatures hnd already been obtnlned. It was also stnled that n numbor of temper ance advocates who. whllo approving prohibition, hnd petitioned for a ref erendum. The men in charge of the petitions said todnv ihey expected to present nil of them this week and hoped to have at least GO.OOn or 70,000 signatures. The nllled Oerman societies nt a meeting KrliToy night adopted stronc TOholulions dciioiiluinir prohibition ns J "a violation of tho Inherent rights of AllIC Ibttil V..IMW..0 situ UK.VVU tu CmZFN 11 enn unjr nM "DRY" ISSUE Federation, by 10 to 9 Ballot, Approves Submission of Pro hibition to Residents. Submission of tha question of pro hibition in the District to a vote of the residents was approve! by the Federation of Citizens' Association last night. The matter went through by the close vote of 10 to 9, with the provision that women as well as men be permitted to vote, and that the results of the referendum specifying the date when prohibition should be come effective be filed with the Sec retary of State. The vote upheld the minority report filed by Chairman Charles Shreve, of the committee on finance and legisla tion, to which the UrightwooX Park Association's resolution calllrg ' for the referendum had been submitted Views of Majority. The majority report or the commit tee, submitted by JesseC. Sutcr, op tioned the resolution on the ground that the federation already had gone on record favoring prohibition for the District, and shoulj not advocate a referendum on the question for the following reasons: 1. Because there Is no election ma chlnery In tho District nnd voting here should be settled on general lines with out -Involving a particular Issue, 2. necaUBO, the committee believes, a '"corruption fund" would be used by the liquor Interests of the whole coun try to defeat prohibition here, to tin detriment of the cause of enfranchising the District, which the committee fa vors. . 3. The sole effect of the referendum would be to delay 'prohibition for the District, as Its result would not bind Congress, and that body would still have to decide the Issue. Opening Wedge lo Vote. The minority report, which wsh adopt ed after moro than two hours' debate, chiefly on the collateral Issues, took the position that the federation should use eery opportunity for getting a vote on miv question whatever by the people of the District, as an opening wedge to general enfranchisement. Tt denounced .warnings ngninst u corruption fund. and stated that those who held a vote 1 i other Jurisdictions must choose whh-h place they would participate in govern ment. The line-up of the associations, on tha question wns close throughout, a pro posal of reference to committee for separation of the liquor from the fran chlse question belnir defeated bv the some vote oi iu io mai nnomea mo mlnorltv report. Delegate .Garrett, of "it- Jinenursi ssociauon. who sicneu ine majoruv report opposing me reier- endum. was among five absent dele gate.. The Rhode Island Avenue .sso latlon did not vote. How They Voted. Otherwise- -the vote bv associations was ns follows. For mtnoiity report, favorlne referen dum' Brlglitwood Park. Central. Chew Chase. Connecticut Avenue. East End Suburban. West End, Lincoln Park Mld-Cltv. Southeast Washington. Ameri can Institute ot Architecture. Agaluvt minority report, opposing referendum: Anacqstla. Northwest Suburban. Rand)e Highlands, Park Vinw, Petworth, Washington Civic. .North, wasnington, uenning-Keiiu- .1. Ul... 1,1.1,, ..111. .Sl.Ull.1.1... 1. lilt hU . ... Hpectors with authority to refer ex- treme cases found Ui the schools to the clinics, were advocated in a reso lution submitted by Dr. E. A. Hryant for the "West End Association. It was adopted by the federation. Other measures approved IncluJed proposed changes in assessing street Improvements against abutting prop erty, the providing of free text books in the high schools, anil extending military -training in the high school to inctude a summer canip and use of rifle ranges, with free uniforms and equipment. send a petition to CongreBs this week demanding a referendum. Federation Favors Referendum. Hetiolutlons favoilng a- referendum on I prohibition w-ere adopted by a vote of I 10 tft 3 at last nleht'a protracted nnd ; s,rteti meeting of the federation of ritizens' Associations. The resolutions only one member of the committee, to which the prohibition iiucmi.ui was sub milted, were amended so an to allow both men and women to vote in the rct'f lendinn test Tlio statements that residents or the District should' aval! themselves or everv possible opportunttr lo demand the right ot franchise, anu tha "Importance of the Sheppuid meas ure and its far-reaching effect on th XatlcnoJ Capital." were responsible foe the adontion of the resolution last night Chairman Harvey, when asked loua.v what he thought would be tho effect oi women voting in a referendum contest eald: "The vlto will be against prohib ition just tho same. It Is understood that the Chamber "f Commerce and Board of Trade arc con sidering petitioning Congress for puhhi1 hearings on the measure and for i teferendum. Tho trade bodies aro sum to be of the opinion that in view of tin effects on District rcvenuo and business conditions hore which the bill wonui have, the feelings of the residents of the community should bo taken Into consideration una tho view of the busi ness men heard before tho passim; or "such drastic legislation." May Move to Recommit Bill. Men who profess to know the attitude of" Senators Le. James, and Hnrdwlct said It was not Improbab'e that one of theso three legislators would make a motion In the Senate this week lo h:io the Sheppard bill recommitted lo tr.o District Committee, and public hearin i hold to ascertain the sentiments of the residents of the community- It i.s un derstood that seeral other -enaiou liuve expressed their disapproval uf lho manner in which the bill was teportt I to tho Senate bv the Dlstiict Lommitt. e and placed on the lalendar. Moro than one Senator hua openly ex pressed the opinion that public heatings, having been heldj on what they termed "matters of far less Importance." should hnvo been held on the Sheppard hltl be fore) it was leported. The Antl-Suloou League opposed a referendum. tiorne Albert E. Shoo umker. speaking for tlu leaguo. s i.d toda "A referendum would mereK gain t 'mo f'i Ihe liquor traffic. Wc d not think li would change the sci ipents of the people In Washington, wb . fiiMir prohibition, and voting complica tions probably would reaulL"