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THE WASHINGTON TIMES: SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6, 1010.
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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"

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