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THE WASHINGTON TIMES,' TUESDAY, MARCH 14, I91,r;
VI4IC WOOUUiyiUll l&UIIGP
JPUBLISHED BVERY HVBNINP
my iTie Washington Times Company.
HB MUNBBT BUILDiKO, P.nna. .
FRANK A. MUNSE. President
. H. TITHERINaTON. Secretary.
C. H. POPE. Treasurer.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 1916.
OUR MUNITIONS PREPAREDNESS
It was a mero coincidence but of
prodigious import nevertheless that
vrhilo tho German and tho French
artillery in France was hurling shots
incessantly last week by tho thou
sands of tons an hour, cargoes of
ammunition were going to tho allies
fjpm our harbors in veritablo fleets.
In a single day tbero sailed from tho
port of Now York alono nine largo
snips deeply laden with Bhclls, -powder
and other explosives. In the
whole week ending with last Satur
day the exports from New York
were moro than $50,000,000; and of
that hugo sum by far the greater
proportion was munitions.
In this ocean ferrying of supplies
from our factories to the battlefields
of Europo it necessarily must happen
that as the great fleet of carriers
steams westward to tako in such car
goes of munition? our exports must
fall. And as those ships aro putting
out again, filled from lower hold to
deck, our exports must rise. 'It may
be that last week capped the climax
of our deliveries of powder and shot
to the allies; but the steadily de
veloped capacity of munition factor
ies which could load so many ships
in our ports as fast as they, arrived
is of vastly greater significance than
could ever be expressed in ihe mero
dollar and cents value of such trade.
Through supplying the needs of
belligerents on the other side of the
Atlantic, in truth we havo reached
such a stage of preparedness in
capacity to turn out tho weapons of
war that we might not have attained
.otherwise in generations. It is a
sure thing that if we should havo to
go to war we should be able now to
make our powder, shot, and shell in
a sufficient quantity for the require
ments of a great war.
HOCH DER FREE IRELAND I
It is good and beautiful and inspir
ing to note the splendid campaign
that the "Fatherland" is making for
a free Ireland after the war shall
end. The "Fatherland" dearly loves
Ireland, or at least those American
Irish who ropresent the anti-British
prejudice of a generation and two
' generations ago, and have been in
nowise reconstructed on modem
lines. "Hail to the Irish republic,"
shouted the "Fatherland," in ecstasy
over the proceedings of the recent
Irish race conference in a large New
York hotel. Thq conference declared
unalterable opposition to England;
which so edified the "Fatherland"
that it indulges this marvelous edi
Germany cannot bo regarded as
pro-Irian, but the freedom of the
seas can be guaranteed only by tho
freedom of Ireland.
Precisely what tho "Fatherland"
means by that is not any clearer than
Missouri mud, but we guess it must
bo so; anyhow tho "Fatherland's"
followers will bo glad to believe it
without bothering to consider what
it may mean. As to the statement
that "Germany cannot be regarded
as pro-Irish," it is possible to grasp
the intention; with 250,000 Irish
troops in the war, and with Irish of
ficers numerous, out of all decent
proportion, in the higher ranks of
the British service, it can reason
ably be imagined that "Germany can
not be regarded as pro-Irish." Not
The "Fatherland's" concern for a
free Ireland is touching. lb is so
busy freeing Ireland that it hasn't
time to worry about the restoration
of Belgium, of Alsace-Lorraine, of
Poland, of Serbia. But Ireland must
and shall be free; whether it has
sense enough to want freedom or
THE FUTURE OF THE TROPICS
It would be interesting to know
more than the meager press reports
have brought us, of what Colonel
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speech about the tropics in the
twentieth century. We are assured
that ho "expressed the belief that
the present century would witness
increasing prosperity in the tropical
'regions " Anybody with a very Httlo
understanding of what modern sanl-
tnrv nnd mwllpnl knowlwlo-n hns
done for particular parts of the anything find everything, ships that
tropics, could have said that. Colonel arc armed and ships that are un
Roosovelt doubtless said a good deal armed, Bhips of an enemy, and ships
more, for few men have had the op- f a friend.
portunity to do more for carrying' Under the new Berlin doctrine, if
temperate-zone .methods to the trop-ithis country had been iriad enough to
ics than has been his lot. accept it, every submarine corn-
Probably tho time will come when mander guilty of an atrocity qgainst
men emancipated from certain ener- defenseless noncombatants would
vating indulgences that are injur- havo put in the plea that he believed
ious especially In the tropics, will the ship he torpedoed was armed,
. marvel at tho records which will though It' might not have had a re-
show that mankind had to emigrate
away from the richest parts of the
earth in order to get a fair start
toward civilization. The very case
f life in the tropics was bad for the
race until it had, established intellec
tual inWestK thpt insured a reason-
oblo concern for Its Improvement and
doveiODment, Thoso Interests aro
now Insured, and they aro tho guar-
antco that man may daro return to
his native abodo in the sunny climes,
in confldenco that his manifold needB
will keep him busy at reasonably
useful occupations. ' Living there will
bo easier; it will have to be; and
there will be moro timo for thinking.
It is just a matter of waiting for the
timo when mental activity shall havo
becomo so natural, so ingrained, that
it will counteract the tendency to
So far as concerns tho merely
bodily dread of tho 'tropics, by reason
of special diseases native to those
regions, the danger 1 already past.
The avcrago public health in Panama
was about, if not quite, the lowest in
the world a generation ago; now it
Is higher than in American cities and
far higher than in our rural districts.
Manila, Havana, the Straits Settle
ment and many other tropic or sub-
tropic communities havo demon
strated this Same possibility of mak
ing the tropics not only safely habit
able but highly desirable for resi
dence, Withr their superabundant
productiveness, the tropic regions
need only to be subdued and brought
under control to make them sustain
a new, and splendid civilization aVd a
population so vast that tho possi
bilities of tho tompcrato zones in
this regard will one day seen
THE AQREEAIBNT WITH MEXICO
Tho Washington Government has
done the right thing In agreeing that
Mexican armed forces may in case
of necessity cross the international
border in pursuit of bandits. Mexico
indicated its willingness to grant
the permission provided the United
States should make it reciprocal; and
Washington has promptly responded
in tho only way that could fairly bo
expected to satisfy Mexican sensi
bilities. It is altogether improbablo
that under this mutual arrangement
a single Mexican soldier will set foot
on American soil; but it is perfectly
possible that conditions might arise
in which it would Ic highly impor
tant that they possess the right.
Supplementing the courteous as-
suranco to Mexico on this point, the
President has issued renewed assur
ance that Mexican sovereignty will
not be endangered in any wise by
American operations in Mexico.
Bather, it is explained by Secretary
Lansing in behalf of the President,
"what is now being done is deliber
ately intended to preclude the possi
bility of intervention."
Only time and experience will
show to what extent the two govern
ments will.be able to co-operato in
the campaign for extermination of
bandits. Mexico has come at length
to its great opportunity to rehabili
tate itself. If the Mexican people
will accept American assurances in
the spirit in which they are given,
and if the Carranza government will
demonstrate effective purpose of
cleaning up the country, there will
not be much delay in' finishing the
task. Probably it will require
months to complete the eradication
of all outlawry; but the assurance
of real co-operation will make the
outcome certain and ought to insure
that there will be no general mis
understanding on the part of the
Mexican people. The business will
be an affair of policing rather than
UNARMED NEUTRAL SHIPS, TOO
v After all tbe turmoil and passion
with which Congress has been deal
ing with the question of American
citizens on armed ships, we now have
a startling demonstration of the ixht
that armed ships and unarmed hips,
belligerent ships and neutral ships,
belligerent ships carrying neutral
citizens or neutral ships carrying
?eutral citizen's, all look alike
hrough. the periscope of a subma
rine. Undoubtedly the Siliils was not
armed. Beyond question she was
neutral. She was flying the Nor
wegian flag. She had American citi
zens aboard. But Bhe, was torpedoed.
She was torpedoed without warning,
If the American citizens were ryt
killed their escape is not to the credit
of the submarine. The undersea
craft offered them no chance for
ineir uveB- xne mi nav "r"
wiped out of existence, so far as the
action of the submarine was con
That's what all this talk about
armc mercnantmen amounts to
Jt one more excuse wanted for let-
ting submarines run amuck against
.volver aboard, believed it was under
orders to attack the submarine, be
lieved an attack was being made
upon the submarine.
There never was a more dangerous
proposal before tho United States
Congress than the warning reiatu-
tlons which have been put outjf Iho
way in tho Senate and in tho House.
There never was a proposal that
moro gravely threatened to do tho
- very thing tho proposers wished to
avoid to plungo" this country int5
war because, with fewer and fewer
restraints upon tho submarines, their
.misdeeds and crimes would multiply
until it would bo impossible fjr any
nation with a vestige of self-respect
to refrain from striking' back.
THE UNDERLYING MEANINQ
Down to tho hour of 8:45 a. m. qn
Sunday, March 6, tho street rail
ways of Washington havo conducted
their operations on tho theory that
the cmDloyors were tho absolute dic-
rtators of all policies, methods, ana
rights. They were everything, their
employes wcro nothing, so far as
concerned tho right to determine!
conditions of employment and oper
ation. At that hour, when tho street rail
way officers signed tho memoran
dum of the first agreement for ad
justment of the strike, a new viow
became dominant. This view was
attested by tho assent of tho com
panies to confer, to mediate, if nec
essary to arbitrate, their differences
with their men. It recognized a
commuhity, a partnership, a mutual
ity of interest and of right in de
termination of these questions that
had not theretofore been conceded.
Recognition in this regard was
granted, in that first memorandum,
only temporarily and to meet an ex
igency. But one week later, in the
signature of tho final agreement un
der which tho strike was definitely
settled and differences adjusted,
there was a crystallization of this
new policy into permanence. It was
then that tho companies not only
granted substantial demands of the
men, but they agreed in future to
deal with t-hemen, In organized ca
pacity, through grievance commit
tees; to recognize the men in this or
ganized capacity. They did not, in
deed, formally recognize the union,
but they did accept the fact that tho
men shall hereafter constitute a
community in interest, to deal and
be dealt with as a unity.
Violation of the letter or spirit of
such an agreement, once it has been
established, is not to be expected
from cither side. Nowadays tho
precedents, the, models, tho exam
ples, are all too common; the public
assumes such working arrangements
to be logical, even an obvious fea
ture of the properly adjusted rela
tions between employer and em
ploye. The old master-and-servant
rule, placing all power, responsibil
ity, and authority on the one side, is
ended. It is a great industrial and a
very great social. gain for tho Dis
trict of Columbia.
THE JUVENILE COURT BILL
It would bo the part of wisdom, as
well as simple gratitude, if District
citizens were always as anxious to
express praise for what Congress
does for Washington as blame for
what it fails to do.
For its careful, intelligent, and
earnest debate about the provisions
of the Juvenile Court bill yesterday
the Capital owes the House much
thanks. The bill was important, not
only because it seeks to reorganize
the Juvenile Court here, but because
it embodies the results of a year's
study by experts and purports to be
a model juvenile court law which the
States may copy.
Especial thanks are due Congress
man Warren Gard of Ohio for his
careful analysis of many sections of
the bill, and for his sponsorship of
amendments which helped to perfect
it. Likewise Congressman Mann of
Illinois who is fairly busy with na
tional matters, paused to make an
able defense of one of the most im
portant features of the measure, that
providing that records may, at the
discretion of tho judge, be withheld
from "indiscriminate public inspec
Tho revised bill, as presented yes
terday by Congressman Tinkham of
Massachusetts and indorsed by the
District Committee, went through
with its essential parts untouched,
jand bids fair to be passed at the
present session. When a session of
. Congress can give to the District
' auch an intelligent and progressive
mouei mw ua who, it neips xo atone
iur uiuny biiuilcujiuiikb.
Judge Taft objects to 60,000 II. P.
cravats worn by attorneys, but fails
w.n,, nnnA .,i t,n.u i
" rt1" "utu hijuuicwcui
questions, 60,000 continuances, and
,, i ODjects.
Once moro the namo Columbus
may go ringing down through the
ages in tho discovery of a new rfa
tion. Having exchanged our scraps of
paper with the Mexican government,
we will now initiate the scrap ot
Under the War Department rul
ing, all one Ijas to do to be a Mcx.
war correspondent is to be a jour
nalist, a football player, a horseman,
a millionaire, and a clam.
We may get nitrates from the
nlr hut vou havn to dltr in rnMi a
air, nut you novo to tug to eaten
Alex, .oanait in nil own uaiuwjCX.
(From, The Times? Readers)
Communication lo th Mali Hag mint
bs wrltun on on ild of th paptr
only; muit not exceed 200 -xotas In
Itnjrth, and must be signed with nam
and addrtta of lender. The publication
. of letter In The Time' Mall Has doe
not mean th Indorsement by Th Times
of the opinion of Uie writer. Th Mall
utg 1 an open forum, where th eitl
en of Washington can' ar(u moat
Monday Evening Club Lauds Times
for Article on Hospital.'
To the Editor of TUB TIMEBl
1'ermlt us to thank you for tho full
page article which appeared- In Tho
Washington Times on Sunday, March
12, entitled, "Occoquan a. Paradise Com
pared With Refugo of City's III and
The Monday Evening. Club, as you
Know, is a strong- advocate of a -new
municipal hospital, Wo sincerely value
tho pains which The Washington Times
pas taken to send a special lnvestlgu-
,.r .to th0 Washington Asylum Hos
pital to report conditions found there,
we sincerely trust that the present sea
f 'on0 Congress will provide for a new
,n. .lutlon tor the Indigent sick of the
District of Columbia. Wo hope that
you will be able to follow up Sunday's
artlclo with similar reviews of the situ
ation. Tho present conditions arc deplorable,
it would seem a waste of money to ro-
f.L.?r r?m?,6 tho Present plant.
Meantime, it l hiv nvitiJ i
et?'7K unnecessarily the suffering of
nn. . . l lno nospuai.
ni"8. PJtrict Commissioners and thel
Za i? u,w,u" nave tor years unit-
ed In-a request to Conirrp tnr nn .
propriatlon for a new municipal hos-
nnw w" C8t.lmn,.C. f0r thl8 PUrpOSO IS
nOW beforo thft Union n.n.Ml,... -
h5!?I'ri.?tln.lL' nnd ,l u weatly to be
iT..i . .. l" appropriation will be
mado at this session of Congress.
i, ,a . .. WM- T- UFFOnD,
w . m! . nt M.ondy Evening Club.
Washington, March 13.
Would Save Old War Vessels For
Useful Purposes, Not Sell Them
To the Kdltor of THE TIMES:
I have. read lately that some of our
old war vcseals are to be sold for Junk,
and It seems to rao almost heartrend'ni:
tnat thoro should bo such a waato,
uhen they might be used for many
years, witii very little reconstruction,
as they were used on tho high ieni.
If they could bo Implanted and Im
bedded In a cement excavation In some
sultablo location along our coast and
used for defense or for beacon lights.
a fund for this purpose might ro
raised among school children, who
would gladly contribute, thus pro
moting patriotism and furthering pre
purcdncss. j, t, ;,
Bcrwyn. Md., March 11.
Appreciation of Times' Publication
of Jubilee Activities.
To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
At the regular meotlng of tho directors
of the Young Women's Christian Asso
ciation a resolution was passed express-.
Ine the appreciation of the board for
wic spaca given oy Tne Times to the
various Association activities during our
Jubilee month Just closed, and I am
authorized to express to you the grate
ful thanks of the board for the cour
tesies thus extended.
, .. Corresponding Secretary.
Washington March 11.
Saya Gomez Will Be" Cuba's Next
To th Editor of THE TIMES:
Who will be Cuba', next President?
A broad-minded, keen-witted, far.
sighted man, endowed with remarkable
Intellectual faculties, gifted with an un
usual power of making himself agree
able. Such Is ex-President Jose Miguel
Gomes. Ho has had a most wonderful
military history and political career.
tils heroic deeds In battle, his undying
lovo for his country and countrymen,
his fervent desires ta serve his native
land with both the pin and the sword,
tho humanitarian heart he possesses,
the great good ho did Cuba and the
Cubans during his administration, all
this undoubtedly accounts for his ever
Ex-Prcaldent Jose Miguel Gomez Is
"the man of tho hour" In Cuba today.
He heads tho Liberal party. Forjner
I'resldcnt Gomez's followers and ad
visers (tho Liberals) are also men of
great Intellectual attainments.
m, u. .. JORGE GODOY.
Washington, March 11.
Trades Council On Record Against
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Through the columns of your paper
the Washington Building Trades Coun
cil desires to go on record aa being op
posed to the one-hour Increase on Gov
ernment employes, proposed by the Bor
.., , B. O. ZEA, Secretary.
Washington, March 1L,
An Open Letter To the Rev D. H.
To The Rov. D. H. .Martin, D. D.
I note In the newspaper reports of
your sermon of last Sunday that you
condemn aa "another assault on the
sacredness of the Lord's Day" the pro
posal that public school buildings be
made available, as othor public build
ings tire available, for the common as
sembling of the people during the free
time of Sunday afternoon.
That condemnation mlisht be anger
ed by quoting the Uavlor'p reply to those
actions, ln themselves proper and right,
because they wern done on the Vabbath,
"The Sabbath was mado for man."
Or it mluht be answered by citing tho
authority of another clergyman no less
(TOtlflnfrntlnilia tlinn hltnalf .'VIa.....
jlll,IU. ,jr lAUlUClllllOU Griuiii
the people's school buildings at any time
that the people wish to meet ln thorn.
that man Is on enemy not only to tho
Ideals of democracy, but to the Ideals
of Christianity for to close the common
schoolhouso lh to keep tho people opart
;inil to keep the people apart is to brood
misunderstanding and to prevent the
growth of peace on earth and sood will
Hut rather than uuote authrtritln nr
argue Iho fitness of our redeeming one
or two hours of the Sabbath from what
tno Rev. Dr. van schalck has called
"tho tearing apart of u narrow sec
tarianism" I give you that ancient and
commonsense answer "Come and see."
Inthe name of the Grover Cleveland
Community Forun:. I urge you o at
tend tho meeting In the Public Library
next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
To mo it Ii'an Inspiration, not only to
better citizenship, but to a broader,
truer, more worthy Christianity.
A. J. DRISCOLU
Zearick Death Accidental.
A coroner's Jury has returned a ver
dict of death due to accident In the
case of Frank Yearlck. an Ironworker.
Yearlck was employed op the new In-
tenor ueparimem punning, rrom ttiQl
llrst floor of which ho fell Saturday,
Second Corps Dinner.
The twentypfourth annual dinner of
tho Second Army Corps of Civil War
Veterans will bo given tonight at tho
New 7isDbitt Hotel. There wiji be rausi-
cai program ana aaureassa.
New Operetta Opens at National;
Poli Players Present "On Trial
"Princess Tra-La-La" Produced
By Andreas Dippel Wins
MUSIG PROVES DELIGHTFUL
Phyllis Partington, in the Title
Role, and George Baldwin
niNCE8S TRA.l.A.-IiA." a
three-act Viennese operetta
was presented last night
.. J, . i n-u i.
. , .t -Zf iVA U ron.l,nono,0'n,0 '" whlch h handles ovry
dreanDlppel. thoproducer, Istobewn. lhlnK nomulw and socially without
gratulated on the cholco or his cast, i fcjoveg
whlto to the composer of tho music Leo Th
Ascher, Is due much of the credit for
making tho audlcnco completely forget
tho passago of tjmc.
in- h course of the three acts In-
-...hj, .-v-rnl nlrs of
elude several airs or
iv more "Jlngly" I
and melody, offset by more "Jlngly1
numbers remarkable for their tuneful
ness. Supporting these numbers, which,
by tho way, actually had an excuso
for being Interpolated, was a slmplo
but coherent plot.
The fact that tho wholo scries of com
ing events Is not thrown at the audi
enco In one hugo bite In the itrst act,
may account for tho case with which
tho pleco Is mentally assimilated. Am
ple opportunity to focus tho attention
on the really excellent muslo is given.
Act 1 successfully prcsonts and agree
ably completes tbe lovo affair of tho
soubrettc, Molly Domlnlk, played by.
Emmy Nlcklass. This young woman,
together with Gcorgo Baldwin, who, In
the Play, Is 'her friend, counselor, and
music teacher, Nikl, destined to fall In
love with the Princess Tra-La-La,
provides a large part of tho comedy
of tho peace. As Molly, Miss Nlcklass
Is quito reserved and charming In tho
llrst part of the Itrst act, but as the
Slay progresses she gradually throws
cr reserve to the winds, keeps on her
charm, and adds to it a fund of energy
which seems Inexhaustible.
Sho is the daughter of an alderman,
frstlned to marry a rich Innkeeper by
tho name of Plunder, but already much
beloved by a young boy, Hans. Her
best friend is Nikl. her music teacher,
and through his cffoits iftio is enablod,
by tho end of Act 1 to obtain, with
her sweetheart, tho Silver Lion Inn,
and to go thcro a bride.
Nikl forwards the money for tho pur
chnsc of the Inn on tho strength of
obtaining a contract for his opera, but
Is disappointed. Act 2 shows them
all ensconsed In tho Silver Lion, with
Nikl as the waiter. Into this scene
comes tho "Princess Tra-La-La," or
"Princess Marie, played by Phyllis
Partington. Of course, she falls ln love
with Nikl, straightens out all the dif
ficulties, and Installs him In the palace
as music teacher Just In time for Act 3.
Here he Is at last to see his beloved
married to another. With tears In her
eyes, a wedding irawn on her back, and
love In her heart. Princess Tra-La-La
gives him his contract and tries to pro
ceed to her marriage. But before the
has taken many steps, she casts her
bridal bouquet to the ground, and hur
ries to Nlkl's arms. In time to make
an excellent curtain at the psychologi
cal moment. Minor parts are well cast,
while Miss Partington, George Baldwin
and Emmy Nlckla entertain most
agreeably In major roles. F. Y.
Fighting In the air, on the mountain
side, at sea, and on flat, level plains
are shown In a vivid fashion ln "Ger
many at War," the war photoplays
that aro being presented at the Belas
co this week. These films have been
made cither directly by the German
general staff or under Its direction, to
preserve for the historical records of
the German empire a complete history
of the military achievements of Its
The dims wcro secured by the Father
land Magazine, and are being shown
throughout the United States under Its
auspices. They go far beyond most of
the ar pictures that have been seen
hero In the actual battle scenes that
are photographed. In the matter of
pictures of aerial warfaro the Pictures
take first placo because of the wide
varloty and the actual battle pictures
that are shown. Tho destruction of a
Zeppelin and an aeroplano form part of
'iho manner In which the Gcrrnan
army has been trained and the action
of German troops In France. Belgium.
Russia, Poland, Gallcla. and of tho
lurKisti troops at the Dardanelles also
llguroln the pictures. The battle
scenes are moro numerous than havo
Doen seen in films presented hero be
foro this and the methods of trench
fighting, chanrlnir over bsrheri wlr on.
tanglementa and meeting the various
obstacles that have been devised are
The Alms aro fcjflng shown four times
dally at the Belasco throughout this
week, beginning at t p. m.
The name of "Honor's Altar" la about
the only feature of the Triangle's leading
pnotopiay or the Garden program this
week which does not represent an ex
traordinary achievement In motion pic
ture presentation. Tho acting of Bessie
Barrlscale. Lewis Stone, and Walter
r.awaras represents the best there is
ln the art of the picture drama today,
and the story of tho nlav nnr them
opportunities tho director encouraged
wun me proaucuon ne gave them.
In spite of the name. "Honor's Altar"
comes very near to being the best
photoplay tho Triangle compnny has
produced, and a Justification for Its ex
istence, even If It had not done quite a
lot of very interesting things heretofore.
Tho story is that of a man who thinks
his wife has not climbed with him to
the heights of financial and social suc
cess., although sho has really been one
pf the biggest factors of his progress.
He hires a man to make lovo to her.
Her loyalty awakens tho spark of de
cency ln the hireling, and Instead or
breaking up the homo ho 'makes It his
business to send tho husband back to
his wife. Ilcsslo Barrlscale has tho part
of the wlfo, Walter Edwards playB tho
husbnnd. nnd Lewis Stono la the in
truder. Tho play will be repeated to
day. The secondary feature Is Font
Hterllng in a typical Keystone pollco
forco comedy, "His Prldo and His
Tomorrow nnd Thursday Henry B,
Walthall and Kdna Mayo will be seen
In the fourth cplsodo of Tho Times
serial story. "The Strange Case or
Mary Page." with Miriam Nosbltt and
Mara MncDermott In tho second fea
ture, 'The Cat's Paw." Friday and
Haturday Willie Collier will he tho star
in "Better Late -man Never," and Rich
ard Uuhler will be presented ln the
V. 8. L, B. rolsase, "Gods of Fate,"
PATRONS OP KEITH'S
Mrs. Themas Whiffen, Another
Stage Favorite, and Many
Other Features Presented.
In a class by himself ns a manipula
tor and strangler of tho English lan
guage, Sam Bernard, tho German corn-
tl' . '" " wecK, "r. .T ln? ..IT"
irnnn of Keith's with his side-splitting
rloty of tho Bernard type, but none
that pan Juggle language up to the
Bernard mark. In 'response to the de
mand , for an encoir, " ho recited the
fiat tin trtm Via tuA manv vars nm
cnm,e(1 ,.The FnCfl onth8 Barroom
Mrs. Thomas Whiffen. another favor
ite of tho stage for many years, being
now seventy years old. with a capable
company of players, Is presenting a
charming human Interost playlet, en
titled 'The Golden Night." Tho sketch,
as the title would show, tells of a dear
o!l couple celebrating their goldon wed
ding anniversary when their grand
daughter appears, having returned to
them foloulng a "spat" with her young
Of course, all Is amicably settled be
foro tho fall of tho curtain, all of tho
trouble being the result of a rnlsunder-.
William PruottD is offering a minia
ture opera, 'A Holland Romance," a
f.'em In Us line, carofully acted, well
sung and staged. Mr. Pructte Intro
duces his former success of "Mile. Mo
diste." In 1 Want What I Want When
I Want It." He is given able assist
ance by Etta Hater. Charles Orr. and
Lillian Van Arsdale.
Wlnsomo Bessla Wynn. known In
vaudeville as the Lady Dalntv. returns
after an absence for a time In musical
comedy, snd sings a delightful reper
toire of songs, including "Vo San,"
from "Madam Butterfly."
Vnl Harris and Jack Manlon appear In
the musical offering of "Uncle Jerry at
the Opera," and offer several songs new
to local patrons of vaudeville. Ruby
Myers and Thomas Patrlcola have a
singing and dancing number. "The Girl
and -the Dancing Fool," which is all the
name suggests, the dancing end of the
title having an original touch to his
Frank and Addle Brighton offer their
original novelty creation, "Artistic Rag
pickers." From a heap of miscellaneous
rags they put together some remarkable
One of tho surprises of the delight
ful program was a canine comedy, "Tho
Tcrrltorlds Quartered," which presents
a company of trained dogs who do
everything except speak the lines of
the play, which Is band on Incidents of
Tho news pictorial aside from tho
usual war displays, shows many of
the most Important news events of tho
There. Is not a dull moment ln Harry
Hastings' big show, which opened a
week's engagement yesterday at the
Two large audiences gave warm ap
proval qfthls season's offering of this
DODUlar burlesoua orimnlzjiilon "I'll
Follow You" Is the title of tho opening!
picrc, wnicn is in six scenes, while
"Land of Bees and Honey" ls the namo
of the closing act.
The company Is headeokby Dan Cole
man, who provides many laughs In
both acts. Coleman Is one of tho clev
erest entertainers ln burlesque, and
does not depend on horseplay to make
his acts go.
Phil Peters also has a comedy role
and Is a good foil for Coleman. Alma
Bauer, Anna Mao Bell, Florence Dar
ley, and Hazel Lorraine are among the
principal female members of the or
ganization, and each is good ln her par
ticular line. i
Edward Vincent and Anna Bell havo
a clever dancing number, while Cole
man and Miss Bauer render a number
of Irish songs pleasingly. Tho chorus is
up to the Gayety standard, and the
show ls mounted elaborately.
The "Land of Champagne," the clos-
.B..Beene of tne flrat act. disclosed a
striking scene In which the chirua ap
peared In abbreviated costumes. Tho
onf h Included "I'll Follow You ."
LoThem10 n"." and "I
The presentation of a series of film.
able opportunities for a very protty and
satisfactory actress forms the principal
featurs of "For the Defense." the Heo
tor Turnbull drama in which Fannie
Ward appears as star under the Lasky
management at Loew'a Columbia Tho
ater tho first part of this week.
The photoplay was directed by Frank
Rclchor, and Miss Ward appears in
practically every scene.
.fcA Sim$ly f,e1at,ure of ho program is
the Burton Holmes travelogue dealing
with the midshipmen at Annapolis. T.ie
pictures are supposed to show a com-
,... u, o wunc ui mo miasnipmen.
beginning with middles at mealtime and
showing them at work and at play,
marching to the classrooms, boat drill,
etc. Although It has no connection
wlt.t the Annapolis section, tho saino
film shown the method of teaching' army
avlutcrs to Hy at tho aviation school
near San Diego.
8omo of the machines -that are shown
In this picture, it ls understood, will be
used by the Porahlng expedition Into
Mexico and the methods of teaching tho
flyers to manage their machines aro
mado interesting on that account. Tho
firogram nlsn Includes a Gilbert sll
loutto picture on tho evils of tho drink
habit In comedy form.
TJiursday, Friday, and Saturday Con
stance Collier will bo peen In tho second
of her film starring vehlclOB, "Tho Codo
of Marclo Grey." T.io story deals with
a problem of nigh finance and modern
Wilson's Re-election Is
Predicted By Marshall
Vice President Marshall yesterday pre
dicted tho re-election of President Wil
son by an overwhelming voto.
"President Wilson will bo re-elected
nnd Indiana will so for him strong,"
Marshall said. "Being a loyal Hoarier,
I hopn Fairbanks Is nominated by tho
Republican convention. It ulll he a
Kreat honor even to bo defeatcd-as ho
Heart-Gripping Drama Ably
Presented By Stock Com
pany This, Week.
KEEPS AUDIENCE TENSE
Little Helen Hayes BroWn Dis
plays Versatility In Role of
If three hours of gripping, heart-twisting
drama la any measure of the ex
cellence of a modern play, Elmer Rclz
cnstcln has won the right to be hailed
a master playwright. "On Trial," pre
sented by tho Poll Players last night,
not only tells a story ln an unusual
way, but enlists tho dctectlvo powers
or each person In tho audlcnco In
awarding the final verdict. ,
At llrst thought, the very foundations
of dramatic technique seem to bo vio
lated by the manner of presentation.
Unless ho were moro than usually con
vincing, a dramatist would scarcely
dare to begin the action of a play with
a courtroom scene several months after
a murder has been committed. u
Mr. Relzcnatctn, beginning at this
point, takes each act back still further
than Its predecessor, presenting Inci
dents that havo already occurred. This
has been donoso skilfully that tho
spectator automatically begins to do
detective work of his own, and ls huge
ly satisfied as each puzzling bit of evi
dence is explainer.
Dual Demand on Characters
Such a story must needs mako a dual
demand upon the principal characters.
In fact, tho defendant, his wife and
child play practically double roles, each
distinct In conception and treatment.
In the case of the defendant there
was the picture of the haggard, broken
man In the courtroom, contrasted with
the gay, almost Irresponsible young
father Jubilating over a successful
tmslncss trip. The wife's double role
covers a greater lapse of time, and the
palo woman telling of her past must
chango in an Instant to the girl whose
storv she ls relating.
To the role of Strickland, th defend
ant. A. H. Van Buren had evidently
given much careful study. Through
the majority of the courtroom scenoa
he is silent, with the exception of a
rry when his daughter ls brought to
testify, and a few brief replies at tho
cmVof the trial. Nevertheless, the pris
oner nervously gripping the table was
a definite characterization. Tho sceno
with his little daughter in his own
homo was appcalinclv done, with no
suggestion ot tho revelation that was
to change his llfo so soon.
Miss Brown Excellent as Doris.
Miss Florence Rlttcnhouao also con
veyed a sense of resiness In her con
trasting pictures of the self-sacrificing
mother and tho seventeen-year-old clrl
at tho Inn. The quick changes of mood
demanded almost more of her than of
Mr. Van Huren.
MJsa Helen Hayes Brown was an ex
cellent .Doris. Sho too, had araplo op
portunity to show her ability'. as an
emotional actress, and .was quick at
bridging tho transition from tho happy
little girl who had Just been promoted,
to the heartbroken youngster demand
ing her mother.
Others in the cast were Ben Taggart,
as tho murdered man; Miss Blanche
Frldericl, as his wife; John Kline, as
the district attorncv: Eugene Desmond,
as tho secretary; Cecil Bowser, as the
physician; Howard Lang, as the de
fendant's counsel, and J. Hammond
Dalloy as tho foreman of tho Jury.
mo cnanges rrom tne court room to
the scenes concerning which testimony
was being offered, were managed with
the smallest possible Interruption to tho
action of tho play.
If Douglas Fairbanks koeps up the
usee set for him ln "His Picture In the
Papers," tho Strand's leading feature
this weel: he will make Mack Sennet
and the most daring of the Keystone
comedians Jealous of the achievements
of the line arts section of tho Tri
angle photoplay productions.
"His Picture in the Papers" Inspires
a-wonder ln the audience as each scene
progresses as to Just what form of
punishment will be meted out to tho
star next. Fairbanks Is made to do all
sorts or acrobatic tricks with nn aged
automobile, ,to perform gymnastics as
morning exercises, to knock out a cham
pion In the prize ring, to Jump from a
steamship at sea and swim ashore In
his pajamas when the weather ls so
cold that overcoats aro oomfortabla
for tho people who watch him from
The piece Is a rlp-roarlng comedy In
every particular and besides proving
Mr. Fairbanks to bo in tho pink of
physical condition and quite able to cope
with any adventure laid out for him,
It Is ono of the most amusing photo
plays that has bcon seen here. Tho
second feature, both being repeated to
day, Is Mack Swain ln "His Auto
Ruination." a Keystone farco.
Tomorrow and Thursday Hamilton
Revelle will be seen In "The Price of
Malice." and Rose Slelvllle 'Is To bo
presented In another "81s Hopkins"
photoplay. Friday and Saturday Dor
othy Glsh and Georgo Fawcctt aro
tho stars ln "Betty of Greystone," with
Mabel Normand and Roscoe Arbucklo
In "Bright Lights," as the second fea
ture. WIFE WINS $12,500
eelthy Mrs. Toler To Pay For
Winning Affection of Carey.
NKW YORK, March 13.-Htrs. John
Walts De Pcyster Toler, widow of tho
descendant of Gen. Abraham Do
Poyster, alienated J12.50O worth of tho
nffrctlons of Patrick John (''Old Pop")
Carey, apnrtment house superintendent.
In tho opinion of tho Jury ,whlch heard
the evidence In the suit oy airs. Eliza
beth Carey against tho society woman.
The Jury reached that vordlct last
Friday, and ycsterdnv the sealed ver
dict was handed to Justice i'I(llbln, In
tho supremo court.
Mrr. Carey, mother of Carey's thir
teen children, brought suit for Jitfuug
nunlnst Mrs. Toler. Many tender lovo
missives from h widow to t'aroy
were read In court. Thoso were signed
"IMtsy," a namo Mrs. Toler assumed
after her acquaintance, with Carey,
Neither -woman wns Vi court when
tho verdict watt nnnnunced.
John Lester Hurley, nttornoy for Mrs
Toler moved the veullct bo get nsldtj
on the giound that It was cxressiva
and contrary to the evidence The mo
tion was dented and Hurley announced
ho woulf take an (mmedlato apMt,