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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1916.
J THE PORTO TICO REOIMENT
1 Immediately 'after the Spanish
war a regiment of regular troops
wps organized In Porto' Rico, and Is
now a part of the regular army. It
is an excellent body of Boldlers, and
the' policy that dictated Us formation
hat) been amply justified fey the sen
timental effects of having Porto
Kjcans thus serving under" the Amer
ican flag.
It would seem the part of wisdom
that this regiment be sent early to
the Mexican border. Its members
would be especially UBeful in the
operations there, becauso they know
the language of Mexico. This will be
even more necessary In the kind of
guerrilla warfare that lies ahead
than it would be in more regular
operations. The Mexican people, it
is reasonable to presume, would Ae
much reassured as to American in
tentions, if they should find that
people of their own (race, language,
and religion were serving under the
American, banner. Doubtless the
Porto Rican regiment would be
pleased with the opportunity .for
service; properly utilized, it ought to
be of very great usefulness.
THE TAX DODQERS
Uncle Sam's tax collector, the
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
has all the troubles that accrue to
the tax collector in town and city,
magnified to an astounding degree'.
How far widespread is the dispo
sition to evade taxes id indicated in
Commissioner Osborn's annual re
port, whjch shows $16,000,000 extra
revenues collected over a period of
two years and eight months. This
sum nearly equals the cost of run
ning the internal revenue office, -and
of collecting, in regular course,
-$1,090,000,000 during the same
period.
To the individual tax dodger, his
efforts at small evasions seems 'en
tirely disassociated from morals; but
when his attention is called to sevet
cases in which more than .$19,000,000
was evaded since July 1, 1912, he
would unhesitatingly term that a big
steal. ,
The psychology of tax dodging has
been complicated further by the
growth of corporationsWhen even
one one-half of the equation, i. e., the
Government, was 'Impersonal,, the in
dividual at the other end, scrupulous
and conscientious .about paying1 his
personal bills, found it easy toavoid
payment to such an elusive entity as
the body politic. But when it comes
to corporations, and both parts bf
the equation become collective and
entirely impersonal, it takes a sen
sitive conscience to feel the obliga
tion of a tax.
In chasing the tax dodger the in
ternal revenue office will not get it-
self into any romantic stories or mo
tion picture scenarios, as do other
Government agencies which chase
criminals; but tho thinking citizen
will heartily hope for more power to
the long arm of the collector, and will
recognize, a, creditable record for re
sults without spectacular methods.
THE PUBLICITY PROBLEM
rThe present involvements of the
United States brings to mind again
the fact that it is not necessary for
an active enemy of the American
people to maintain a highly expen
sive system of gathering information
regarding, our resources and plans.
'Ay person reading the newspapers
and official reports of Congressional
debates., can obtain the most Accur
ate da,W'On the strength and weak
nesses, of this nation. Publicity haB
become almost an exact pcience' in
this country. The merest scrap of
information concerning anything un
UBual is scattered broadcast on thou
sands of wires.
A .movement of i troops is an un
usual circumstance of (he first water.
The easy chair patriots who demand
of their newspapers the last detail
of progress made by a column in
war ai n minttlvA AvnAHflAn nwifunt
at the thought of being deprived of
the knqwledge that Pershing has
crossed, the border; that he has pro
gressed one hundred yards' into Mex
ico; that the machine guns are bad;
that Private Jones is the real hero
of the expedition as he h walking,
despite a very'sore toe, while all.the
rost of the' command-is a-horsgback;
that they expect to hit Villa at a
point two degrees south of a point
drawn north and south from between
two points east and west readily
identified on any accurate map of
Mexico, etc., etc.
All this .Information is interesting,
and chances are that it is accurate.
It isn't half bk interesting to the'
New England or Pacific coast news
paper reader as -it is to YUla and, his
friends, however. They can read, or
have acquaintances and. well-wishers
who can read for them, and translate
nto fairly understandable Spanish.
General Pershing is a modest per-
1
son and weuW much prefer to do his
werk-Unaccompanied by a 'press
agent at least by press agents who,
'Would act as heralds of his progress
not only to the newspaper readers
but to Villa ar well. Likewise the
success of General Pershing's expe
dition will rest largely upon his be
ing able to affeqt a meeting with
Villa before the blarlngsof the
trumpets reach that doughty war
rior. ,
"While, therefore, It might try the
patience of the- patriot to be de
prived of last minute news from the
expedition,, it would seem that it
would tend to the speedy settlement
of the affair in hand for newspaper
reader to take a Lenten vow to' ab
stain from too miich curiosity ,He
may be rest assured, there will be a
Congressional investigation after it
is 'all over and facts will bo -brought
out during the investigation that
neither Pershing nor Funston nor,
Villa nor anybody else heard of or
gave the slightest .consideration In
the progress of their affairs.
WANTED j A REAL MUNICIPAL
HOSPITAL '
The very name that it officially
bears is the testimony that the Wash
ington Asylum' Hospital 1b a dis
credit to the city. Nowadays ad
vanced communities do not use the
namo of "asylum" even for institu
tions intended exclusively for care of
the mentally deranged. Thev' are re
ferred to as hospitals, and the .change
in methods which this alteration of
name suggests, is most indicative.
For many years the ancient Wash
ington Asylum has been under the
fire of criticism. The most expert
corps of executives and attendants
on earth could not make trie right
sort of institution with the physical
material provided there. The build
ing would be condemned as insani
tary and unfit for the purpose in
moat, communities. There is, not
room enough, there is not. proper
equipment, and there 'is ah atmos
phere of inevitable dejection and de
pression that .constitutes the very
first assurance of bad results from
treatment.
Time and again determined efforts
have been made to get Congressional
recognition of the needs of the indi
gent Bick. The city owns a fine site
for a niunicjpal, hospital, and Con
gress has provided' for the prepara
tion of plans for "a1 modern institu
tion. But the era' of Johnsonian re
form in matters municipal has been
without the illumination of any pos
sible conception of such needs as exist-in
this matter. There is no more
insistent requirement, in the -whole
realm of municipal facilities, than
this for a proper public hospital; and
it will be-met In time; There 'should
be no more years of disgraceful In
action. WHEN THE REAL NEED COMES
It was refreshing' to observe how,
when there was real need to act and
no time to waste talking, the House
of Representatives performed its
duty toward the army yesterday.
The demand for troops for the bor
der campaign was Insistent, and an
emergency measure, in the form of a
resolution, wis brought forward, au
thorizing the immediate recruiting
of all organizations to their full
strength. This meant the increase of
the authorized force of the army by
about 20,000 men.
Administration authorities had
given their word that this expansion
of .force was urgently necessary; and
common sense bore out the, state
ment. The House lost no time. All
rules were suspended, and with just
one negative vote the resolution
passed,' the lone opponent' b"eing
Meyer .London, Socialist. f
Perhaps the. capacity of the House
thus to' do the .right thing and1 do it
in record time will serve to impress
people especially some who have
been intriguing against American.
lnterests-"-wrth the fact that this
country' is still capable of' perform
ing when occasion requires. If the
emergency demanded, provision for
adding a million men would be made
with just' the same readiness. The
one difficulty is that too many people
insist on seeing the 'emergency in
all its details. "Preparedness after
the trouble has started, is not pre
paredness at all.
HO! THE BALANCED AQUARIUM
'In these troubled and distrait
times, amid shrieking; shell and
bursting shrapnel, from a madding
whirl of notes and, ultimatums, of
interventions and Borland amend
ments, all hail the Washington:
Aquarium Society for that promise
of a quiet eddy, and spiritual, re-
iruaiimciii, in a meeting nv inc ruouc
Library to discuss the niceties "of a'
"balanced aquarium.", j
Back to nature,! the. sovereign
panacea for brain fag. .In the ab
sence of nature in the N raw)' what,
more delightful than . seance with
the detailed composition of a bal
anced aquarium, with just the proper
placement of aquatic' plant's and ad
poles, the nice adjustment of snail to
carp, the disposal of decoys to'.rrlake
a fish perfectly at home.
The nows also compensates .for the
discouraging detail, coming the Bame
day, that there will be no cat show
tin Che Capital this year. A cat show
Tg wAgfftnyGffoy :
" I
would iwV 'fulfill the prMnt yMra-
ingr of tKeipojAilace. There always ii
lingers there, the faint suggestion ef'
Kilkenny, but not a scratch, not a
disturbance ef any sortcoild fee ex
pected from the proposed exhibition
of . "salamanders and other balrach-
lans."
finlv a PhlHstinn would deal un
kindly with the balanced' aquarium.
If (t .furnish, a glimmer of amuse
ment for him who runs, as well as
for those who sit amid - its' quiet,
restful influence, so much the better
for its sponsors. Many men have
paid tribute to the value of hobbies.
Those who. let Cubist art go its way,
who pass up correspondence courses
in efficiency, forego weird nocturnal
gyrations in the name of physical
culture, and turn to the quiet, calm
waters of the "balanced aquarium,"
may have a deep philosophy that will
justify its curious, manifestations.
THE BORLAND RIDER'S DEFEAT
i '
The decisive defeat of the Bor
land measures, one afteraanother,in
the House of, Representatives, ought
not to end the discussion that has
been inspired' by the Missourian's ef
forts, concerning conditions and
compensations in the Government
service In this city. '
It has been demonstrated, as
clearly as anything well could be,
that the Government service, far
from being extravagantly compen
sated, Is really underpaid, and that
fconditions of advancement, classifl-
cation, and. the ike,, are bad, un
scientific, and .utterly inefficient. The
Government suffers for these things.
It has been Bhown that in any
great private or corporate business,
these conditions would have to be
met' by reforms designed to stop the
waste. It would bo impossible for
so ill-organized an establishment to
succeed ' in the competition of the
workaday world.
There should be a sweeping re
classification of the civil service
Workers in Washington; a system of
retirement for age and inefficiency,
and of pensions, should be created.
Promotions would thus be made more
rapid, average effectiveness of the
workers would be advanced, ambition
would be prodded, and it would be
possible to pay more because services
would be worth more. This is the
great, real, crying need of the civil
service establishment. It must get
attention before many years:1 why
not now, while Congressional atten
tion is upon the subject?
SOUTH AMERICAN SYMPATHIES
The entrance of Portugal into the
war on the 'side of the allies waa the
signal for a series of demonstrations
in' Brazil, of enthusiasm for the en
tente cause. In Rio Janeiro and
other cities where the' old Portuguese
element is numerous and Highly in
fluential,, there were even vigorous
intimations, that Brazil might fairly
be ( counted on the side of the allies
in case of need.
Brazil was long Portuguese, and in
virtue of its loyalty to the mother
country remained the last American
state under a monarchical form of
rule. The American colonies with
out exceptions 'have shown, despite
that they revolted and created Inde
pendent national establishments, loy
alty toward the mother countries
across the sea; sentimental, if not
political. So it may be no 'occasion
for surprise if in some other of the
Latin countries there shall be mani
festations of another sort. The ruling
classes in Spain lean decidedly. to
ward Germany, and if Spain should
become at length a belligerent, on
the Bide of the' central confederation,
it would be just as natural for the
former colonies of Spain to .manifest
a sympathy for that country's side.
Brazil may prove to have ample
troubles of its own. for "there liTa
strong German element in the-sou th
em part of the country, which is
just as active and devoted in its
loyalty to Germany as are the Ger
mans and their descendants in the
United States. Argentina, for ex
ample, at the beginning of the war
displayed a decided sympathy for
France's side: but the newsnanera of
that republic have more recently
been of the distinctly neutral cast,
as If they had been shocked out ,of
some of helr enthusiasm for France
by discovering that Spain leaned to
ward the other side. There has been,
nowever, a great Italian Immigration
to Argentina, and the Italians are, of
course, loyal to their native land.
Thus the South Americas have the
same differences among thei? own,
people that haye been developed
here.
Why not send Henry Ford down
to aee Villa?
- i
London .financiers say the end of
the war will be In sight in the au
tumn. Which end?
Carranza now wanja- two weeks
more of delay. Let us" bear in mind
that manana for us is manna for
Villa.
This is (or these are) the ,Id'es of
March, but nobody seems to be" the
least bit excited about it , "
If that big gun duel 'on Ihe Ver
dun sector is as big as reported; a
lot of journalists are troinc to hn
sorry they have used Jip ill their
BUJpcriMUYVB. V -
- TBpmpt AuisiKmiflrr mghti; twft
TO PREVENT 0
CAMPAIGN AT HAND
To Be Launched by Housftkeep-
' ers' Alliance and Retail Men
chants' Association.
A Joint committee composed ot mem
bers of. the ne'tiuTierchanta,, Associa
tion and ( the Housekeepers' Alliance wilt
meet at '3 o'clock. Friday afternoon In
the headquarters of the merchant' as
sociation to launch ifcfcampaJgn for the
"prevention of; waste" and'.the Inaugura
tion of "household economy."
In response to a tetter from Mrs. .Flora
McDonald Thompson, preildent of 'the
unmet. Housekeepers' Alliance.' sug
gesting Co-operation 6n the part of
tho, two, organizations to reduce waito
In the home of '.Washington, the board
of governor! of the Retail. Merchant
AesoclaUdn yesterday,, authorised Presi
dent R. P. Andrews to appoint a com
mittee to work with a committee from
tho alliance.1 '
President Ahdrewa has. appointed
tho 'representative's of. All organisation
John L. Newbold,'Lester,,Lii.nburgh..A.
Lienor, Blgmund Kfcrfni Mrs. M. Brooks,
Anton Btophan. Franklin V. Kllllun,
Frank. R. Jelleff.vUra,' Jennie Kafka, H.
M. Avery. Julius Garflnkle. Guy H. Tol
lman, -Z. D.' Blacklstone, Isaac Oans,
Mark Dofbln, Kdwin, . Hahn. austave
Erlebncher, P. T. Halt and J. M. Bird.
Mrs. JTohmpson la expected to .announce
her1 committee' today.
Aa outlined by Mrs. Thompson, the
plan of the alliance la to encourage the
exercise In the home of domestic arta
and sciences on waich good 'nouseaeop
Ing depends. Prlzea .will be given In
th
4 nubllo achooli for bread-maklng,
an
id the alliance nlans to give a. aavlnca
bank account to the girl who bakes the
best loaf , ot bread .In a contest .now
being- arranged.
Tho board of governors announces
that the Chesapeake .and Potomac
Uteamboat Company wilt put Into serv
ice, on the Potomac . about April l.the
steamer- Majestic, and at the same time
will inaugurate, a trl-weekly schedule to
lower river landings.
The board ot governors Will make the
maiden trip on the Majestic. The
steamer Is being equipped by Washing
ton workmen, and because of Its light
draft wilt be able to make landings that
draft wilt be able to make landings
hr.ve not .heretofore been touched ,1
hr.ve not .heretofore been touched at by
the majority ot steamers running out of
this city.
The board authorized the advertising
men's section to affiliate' with the' Asso
ciated Advertising Clubs of the World,
and discussed Plana for participation In
the annual convention of the associated
clubs In Philadelphia late 'In June.
Tho District Transfer Company and
F. J. .Helberger & Hon were elected to
membership. '
Wide Interest in
Episcopal Mission,
Daily Services in District Parishes
. Are .Well At-'. ' .
1 tended.
5 The Lenten'Preachlng Mission belnir
conducted In the Episcopal churches
of Washington, which opened on' Bun
day and will continue -until March
56, haa attracted ,wlde-spread inter
est, throughout the 'District and the
rpoclat cervices have bren.Urgely at
tended. "'- '
Afternoon services for' thechildren
of thu various parishes have been
well attended. The afternoon services
at :3U o'clock belnr? conducted at the
Church sf the Epiphany by. Mrs. Kate
waller Barrett, at which subjects of
capeciai interest to the women are
discussed, are meeting wltiua hearty
response.
At Chtiat Church, Oeorcctown
"?,rv.lc.c.' are held dally at 11 n. m. and
ot ms and s p. m. At the latter
hour ths Itev. Nelson P. Dame, of
Virginia. Is tho mlssloner and hu
ccriuuns aro aiiraciin; larsre conare
mttipnir. At. Ht "John's Church, the
crviuca ro comoinea with tho u race
Parish ronirreffation and the atev.
iteroerr. larnsn. of the dlorese of
Alary iiuvl. ha met with a hearty re-
A -feature of all services I, being
"" " "' iiiupic4 programs.
J. Abel Lectures Tbnight
On Exposition at Frisco
Joseph Abel who. as a represents
tlve of the Departments of Aa-ripin.
ture, wag In San Francisco during the
enure period or the Panama-PAclflc
International Kxposltlon. will deliver
an Illustrated -l?eture on the exposl
tlon at the Eighth Street Temple to-nlKht.-
A number of photonraphs of the ex
ppultlon will be fhown. ,
President of Clerks Is
Jubilant Over Victory
Kxpresslng the general jubilation of
the Government workers In Washing
ton at the defeat or the Borland amend
ment, If. M. McLarin, temporary presl
dentt today reiterated 'that the organi
sation of the- clerks' union wis in itseir,
in part; a, protest against the- Borland
amendment. . r
"We have tho greatest oonfldence."
he. said, Vln the membera of Congress
who lined up against the Borland rider,
and we appreciate, their stand, which
la indisputably directed to protect the
'Cioernraent employe."
Will Give. Lecture on
Out-of-Doors Education
"Our Boys and airls' Outof-Doors
Education" wll) be the subject of an
Illustrated lecture by O. L.-Benson, of
the Department of Agriculture, at the
J. C. Wilson Normal Uchool tonight.
The business meeting of 'the Parents'
League, of which .Mrs. Ida.JS. Kebler
Is president, will precede 'the lecture.
Automobiles In Crash;
Occupants Uninjured
An automobile belonging to W. K.
Heeve, Ki Nlneteerith street northwest,
and a car belonging to Mrs. Overton
Lee, 2236 Massachusetts avenue north
west, were 'damaged In collision last
night. No one was hurt.
The accident happened near Twenty
nrst and M 'street northwest.
Inquest to Be Held .
Over Elevator Victim
Ooioner Nevltt will conduct an In
quest r this - afternoon to tlz responsi
bility for the death of James A. Lochte
lnt night In Emergency Hospital,
Lochte was fprtyrrtve. years old, and
lived at 225 E street northeast. Mon
day evening he was crushed In an ele
vator la a Connecticut avenue building.
Bo.itonx Symphony
Orchestra Heard
' t -
Ossip Gbri!owitsch -Is Soloist' at
Firial Concertof ;the'Ska
son .of -Organization.
AVitbOstln OahfHowltsdh. olanlit., as
.soloist,'' tKe fmal concert of 'the 'Boston
DymiiHonr, .vrcptMira.-iunner jjr. nan
Muejc,-was, givenat Une National' The
ater yeaitroay .mjentoon nerqre a ca
Dacify' .'audience wlth.manv inennia
standing. Munlc ln'the severely ctaselo
mode ipredombWtfdon',-tlw'' program,
with two orrhcWraUworJts With' piano.
thejD'mthor eSncerto, 4hy 3iozart, and
the WeberiCoricerf.rieco' in minor.
ana aiso. an ' orcnesirai concerto .. by
Handel. ".
Artthat'ls. finely finished and ossen.
tlatly planjstio Is that of Mr. Oabrllo-
witsch., His..tone,ls (subtio.and eyer
rich, and his. delicate wtfrlt combines
untlsual clarity with ever graceful and
tbiiu iiiwiuti mi ii iiuent iecn-
nld.uaithatihe employes with broad dy
namic effect,, every tone In hs Mozar't
aljegro" seemed, given' ( with, its perfect
value. In'the weaving of n theme ho
presents, It with utter simplicity; mak
ing) it a--' ripely painted-gem of tone.
Thut through the lively theme of Mo--art,
and "A etier he em'e tone work of
great', beauty., c-mtelUshmenta or broad
est planlstlc art, but they contained lit
tle of pentlmenforji potion.
Dr. iMuok.putllnto thn orchestral score
of the.Moj-.art all, cf lta fairest love
liness. The symphony wap the Schumann in
B flati major. v Beautifully interpreted.
"Latghetlo" and tho'"8cnero," played
'uVl0 movement. Tho atrlnm wtr
richly effective In the former and tho
""".'"i theme waa given 'nlth truly ex
aulslte tone .and a delightful legato.
Charmingly aivorse.ftnd melodious was
t-ri.8cher".'!i wAUJ.,Ul "VlKhtly dance
spirit accented vitally, port In xvneora
tlon' and part a tmo fantasy. Fantasy
prevailed a well In tho nnale. It was
spirited and? lovely and executed with
Inflnlte, and ever jrracefut, detail
Much In ho. spirit, of this choral works
Is tho'Handef concerto in V mijor, tho
orcheatral Instruments maintaining
separately floy res euch nn these in hui
blr concerted vocal works. It wits not
very warmly recrlvcd.rdesntlc the very
,1ovoly work. 'of the wind 'choirs.
. Concluding with the richly orchts.
tratea. ;ovcrtur in Wncnr'n "Tann.J
IIUUrr. UY, MUCK FHVO It With Sen-
ousness. even restraint. In the PUcrlnTa
milUi fvp-. tb "Yn"bv tnn1- hi,
much beauty., but with .delicacy rather
thnn a bread and sweeping Imp.isalr.nod
Plrlt .T. Mnc"J.
COMING EVENTS ON
CAPITAL'S PROGRAM
Today's
Amusements Schedule
for tomorrow.
Today.
Ulin. OUtrlct et Columbia Bocloly of ths
Boos .of the-American lUvoiuUon; with ad
d onj"Ptnonal ObMrvtlona on Na
tional Administrations," by Claud N. lltn.
ntt,.nauchcr's. I p. m.
Donation dsr. Washlnaton E. Ear and
Throat Hospital. 1 a. m. to 4 p. nTT
BjmcUI MMIcu, ' "Women In th 'Church."
uader th dlroetlon, o Mrs. iKaU Waller
lUrrott, Epiphany Church. : p. m.
Address. "War Btorlcs from the Jjattlafltlds
of Europe' Ilobert Minor, under dlnctlon
of tho BodalUt Party. Pythian Tempi., a
,li2,,,ffud '". "Telloirtton Park," C.
U. Hunt, auditorium. Woodward Loth-
rep'e. 1 p. m.
Musical and auction lunch, under dlrceUon
51 ,h .H..m Club Target AssoctaUon. Horn
' Club, l:U p. in.
'itAn, with, adrssscs br Conrreitsme-i
Bailey and "Cyclone" Davis, th :er..K.
fil. ParklnMiT' and Miss Itebeeca Shelly,
Antl'War Lcacncof th'- DUtrtctv 1'uBllJ
Library, ( p. m.
Concert, benefit of the Home for the Incur
able,, Playhouse, 1114 N street northwest.
1 P. m.
Heetlfif, Henry W.tLawton Camp, Ko. A. V.
8. W. V Ferpetusl Dulldlog AssocUtlsn
Hall. I d m. "
AonosJ meeting. Army Belief Boelety, New
Wlllard. lOito;. m.
Lctur. "Ensland and Scotland." Rev. Earl
Wllfley, assembly, hall. T. M. C. A.. 1:11 p.
Leeturo-rocltal. Mrs. Mlsntn Ulk Lam
aaure. at her etudlo-restdenco, J:IS p. m.
Hatlnr. Florida Bodety, Logan Hotel, luwa
Circle, t p. m.
Lecture. "Italian and Spanish Drams,"
Emma Ooldmmn, Arcade Hall. 1 p. m.
Illustrated lecture, "Panama-Paclflo Interna,
tlonal Expoeltlon." Joeeph Abel. Woshlns
ton . Hebrew ContTegaUon, Klshth Street
Temple, f.li p. m.
Meellns, Board of., BducaUon. Franklin
School, 1:10 p. m.
Masonic Wsshlnston Centennial, Ko. 14.
special, IMS p m.: Oelrls, No. , : Caet
Oate. No. U; Areme. No., 10, Eastern Star.
Odd Fellows Eastern, No. 7: Federal City,
No. JO; Harmony. No.. I: Friondehlp, No. K.
XnlltiU ot .Pythtaa-Mr. Vernon, No t;
Equal. No. 17( Friendship Temple, No. 3,
Pythian Sisters.
Improved Order ot Red Men Whits Etl
Tribe.
Daughters of - IblU Court No. !lt, in
itiation. National Union Treasury Council. Q. A. R.
urn; i.tngreesionai council. Typosrapnicai.
Temple; PostOfnce; Postotflc Department
Council. Flynn's lull.
(Socialist PsTty Lecture. Pythian Temple.
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Amasemeats.
Natlontl-'Trincess Tra-La-I." ::U and
l:li d. m.
Poll's :'On Trial.", 2:15 and 1:15 p. in.
Keith's vaudeville. 1:15 and :! p. ni.
Delasco "uermany at war," moUon
2.i:X. 7:M and P. m.
Ga)4ty Durlesque, 2:U and I:lt p. m
Koews woiumoia tiotopiays,
U a. m. to 11
p. m.
Tomorrow.
Lecture, "Heroes of the 'War,1
Bherwood. O. A. n.'HeJl, I
Lenten lecture, "Health and
th Minimum Health nation.
Gen, Isaac R.
in.
ideals, or
Dr. Harvey
W. Wiley, with discussion led by Ernest L.
Thurston, jiauscners. u a. m.
Annual meeting, 8oithern .IndustrUl Educe.,
.clonal Association. New Wlllard. s:lt p. m.
Lecture, "The Procedure ot Naturalisation,"
Justice T. It. Anderson, McMahon Hall,
Catholic University, IB, m.
Meeting. ex-HlZn School Cadets Association,
Business High School, lp.n,
Recital. QariTglla and Fabrlilo, New Wll
lard. : n. m.
Lectur. "Northern Italy." Elmendorf, New
National. 4:M p. m.
"Iowa Night." Elizabeth Cady Stanton Suf
frage Club, Publlo Library, I p. m.
Piano recital, Richard Barrett, Rauschtr's,
p. m.
L. O. O. M. Ladles' night, auspices of Co
lumbia Lodge, (Si O street northwest.
Leeture, "The Intermediate Sex," Kmpia
Goldman. Areade, t p, m.
PuMlo meeting, Aquarium Society ot Wash
ington. Public Library.' I p. in.
"Congressional Baby Mght," NaUonal Press'
Club, t:M p. m.
Home Club chorus rehearsal, 7MS p. in.
Masonic Naval. No. 4; Hiram, No.lo: la.
fayette, 'No. U; Adonlnun Council, No, 2,
Royal tan4 .Select Masters.
Odd Fellows Columbia, No. 10; Covenant,
No!, 11 8lm. No. 21: Friendship, No. r
Rebekahs. Mssonto Hall, Anacostla.
Knights of PythUs Franklin, Ne. 2 Past
Chiefs' . Association, Pythian Sisters.
Sons of Veterans William R. Cushlng
Camp, No. JO. open meeting.
Daughters of America Progressive Council,
' No. t, team Instruction.
JurilJr O. U. A". "W.-S'Saet Tosetlior" meot
Ing. New Masonic Temple, Eighth 'and T
streets northeasts
Knlthts qt Columbus Spalding Council.
National Union Mt. Vernon Council.
ICssl.es' Hall; National Council, Perpetual
Boclaliit Party Jewish Circle, T. P. B. T-,
111 fT street northwest. I p. m,; German
branch, :U p. m. t
Tlo Debate Literacy Test.
The debating teams of George Wash
ington J University and Catholic Unit
verslty wl" meet In a contest on the
nlclit ot April 28.
The subject tor debate will be: , "He
solved, That Immigration should be fur
ther restricted by the Imposition of .a
literacy test."
." ' ' v fssstmaBmememSess mm iw i. , imv ' WBtagggattMaeaasagg
IBM MB 'fflMTia
""'I '"' sMBI lOlft
Citizens of Sty -Waftf Shtd
Siotkxi Dwkfi'Tlw .Get
.No Rituftw
:: u .''"
Asserting that Uhey .are BayUig takes
to Takoma Pafk without any 'returns
in the way of Improvements, John Tout
son and John';)!. Taem'as jreiet(Bd' last
night to the mayor and. t own ounell.
They represented UxDarers in blocks
U (o BR, Inclusive, who" have bad intro
duced I in the Maryland 'Legislature a
bill taking the property out Of Takoma
Park's corporate limits, '
The council Is Ooosed to" the bill
because the oranerty InvolvedIs directly
on the water shed of the Sjlgo, which
w.uie town's water, supply. ,
Air Tnonias and Mr. Touison present
ed, a petition supporting the bill signed
by themiolyes. and Hary 1 ftlng,l Clem
ent O. Pierce, v William A. IJrikJns,
Abraham 'Ttoblnson. Q.- V. Seek, smd
Carrie L. Seek.all Drtperty oWners In
the irea covered by the-'bllli ,
The petition state, trat the' lands ,nre
remote from the main portion of the
town, and there. 'are no lights, 'water,
sewerage or Improved streets.'
The petitioners. state .further that the
main thoroughfare which they, use,
Flower avenue, which adjoins the sec
lion on the east Is 'not within the
corporate limits of the municipality,
and Is not kept In repair by' the town
but by the county commissioners, al
though 'the municipality 'collects taxes
upon all land up to the line of the road.
The conditions are described .In the
petition, as being '.'wholly 'unfair," and
the, signers. object ."to being held within
tho coroprate llmlts'oolely for the pur
pose of taxation.'
Consideration ' Will bo. given by. the
council, to the matter ot a- reduction In
taxes.
The. parkings' Jn the municipality ad
jacent toVth'e new concrete streets Will
receive uniform Improvement if the
plans .of Hhe newly organised Takoma
Pirk Horticultural Improvement Club
are approved by the council.
William Wallace presented a" petition
from residents of Baltimore' avenue ask
ing the laying, of a concrete street
.there. .
J. W. Bhadle, E. Norman . Jackson,
and James H. Vnn-Houten'were named
as a board ot "Assessors for the coming
year. '
L. M. Mooer.s. B.It. Kyle.'and K.W.
Lonrlev wera armolnted ludces of elec
tion for the special elext Ion on the pro
posed bond Issue. '
' The treasurer's report for the past
month showed receipts or So.wt. m
brusements of t2.EU.36. and balance
on hand of J7,35i7. Bills to the amount
of $3(3.53 wera ordered paid.
Those present at the meeting were
Mayor 8. W. Williams.- Councllmen L.
rt, Grablll. H. F. Taff, E. 8. La Fetra.
It. V.. Tlnsrera. W. IV. Dvsr. and B. B.
Jenkins. Town Clerk and -Treasurer Ben
G. Davis,, and Superintendent of Public
Works E. B. oiodgetL
FUNERAL RITES FOR
CAPITAL RESIDENTS
"Hours, and.. Pieces of Service Ar
ranged by Bereaved Families.
rneral services for Solon C. Kemon,
who died Monday at 173 Third street
northwest, were 'held-today al Ecklng
.ton Presbyterian Church. Interment
was, made In Glenwood Cemetery. He
was" S' member of B. B. French Lodge,
No. IS. F. A. A. M.
i
J. W. Davis.
Kuneral services for Jefferson W
JJavls, who died Monday, were held
at his late residence. 1107 O street
northwest, today. Jnterment was at
Arlington.
GustavHs A., Brandt.
Funeral services for Gustavus A.
Brandt, who died Monday, aged seventy-two
years, were held at his late
r-Mnr en Maryland avenue south'
est. today.1 Interment was in Green-
wooa.ueroeiery.
Charles. A. Bragaw.
b'uneral services for Charlea L. Bri-
gaw. who died March 8, In Cliff. N. M
were held nt the residence of his father,
W. N. Bragaw. 911 O street northwest,
today. He waa formerly' assistant pas
tor of the First, Presoyterlan Church.
hl. Il Wnntalnha Iodte. No. 25,
v, a-. A. M.. attended the services. Ho
was a. member of Suburban Lodge, No,
7W, of Louisville. (
Mrs. Arthur 'Hendrieks.
Funeral services for Mrs. Arthur Henr
j.v. wtj aa Mnnftav At. her, resi
dence in Kensington, In her slgtyttfth
year, win be neia tomorrow i o ciock.
Interment will be ,at 'Arlington..
diaries .Hoffman.
Funeral services for Charles Hoffman,
who died Monday, will be held at his
late residence. 132C Twelfth street
northwest, toraocrow at S o'clock, thence
to the Chvrch of the. Immaculate Con
ception, where reaulom mass will be
celebrated 'at 8:30.
Mrs. Catherine Connor Joyce.
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine
Connor Joyce, who died Tuesday, aged
seventy-nine 'years, wilt be held nt tho
Church ot the Immaculate .Conception,
tomorrow at 9 o'clock. Interment will
be made at Carroll ChnpelMd.
Frederick. C. Ohm. .
Funeral- servicta for Frederick C?
Ohm, who died yesterday at Hlblev- Hos
pital, will be held' at his late residence.
S225 Flagler place, tomorrow at 8
o'clock. Members, of Federal Lodge,
No. 1, F. A. A. M will attend the serv
ices. John B.' Reeves
Funeral services forJohn B. Beeves,
ho died Monday nt, Atlantic City, will
be held at Sergeon'fc chapel tomorrow.
Intermiint.T.IU .be .private. '
Mrs, Joseph I. Weller.
Funeral senices for Mrs. Joseph I.
Weller, who died Monday In the forty
fourth year of her'nge, wero heid at
St. Motihow'it Churcii where ' reiiltm
mass was celebrated this mornlnc. In
terment, was private. . t
Mrs. William Slaymaker.
Funeral services for Mrs, William I.
Slaymaker, who died Monday, will be
held 'at her late residence, ZM5 Tllden
street, tomorrow at 11 o'clock. Inter
ment will be private.
Brakeman's Right Leg
Crushed Between Cars
John .Dentsch, wenly-one, of Bowie,
Md., Is at Georgetown "University Hos
pital badly Injured. . Dentsch Is employ
ed as a brakemun In thejlosslyn, Va.,
frelKht yards. About t o'clock this
moving he was uncoupling cars and
was caught between two of them. Ills
right leg was crushed off just below the
knee.
TO .SEE IT
III I lU ll f 1
Threw Defeats in House Have
Not Discouraged Eight-Hour
Amendmwt'i Author:' '
Three tumdOwnVr'.ln the House of
nepres'enUtlyes haVa not discouraged
Congressman William P. Borland., au
thor of tha ilder to compel all Govern
ment employes In the departments here
to work eight hours a dav.
Mr. Borland said today ne wouio onsr
eight-hour amendments to other appro
priation bills yet to come oeiore me
House, although he was unabln to get
mch a rider on the legislative, execu
tive, and judicial budget covering most
of the departments, '
The District of Columbia 'appropria
tion bill, which tomoa from the Apoio
priatlons Committee, of which Mr. Bor
land Is a member, mav contain1 Bor.
land riter. , i
Just Begun to Fight.
Although the , Houso rejected Mr.
Borland's pet scheme threo times yes
terday afternoon, this hasn't budged
tho Missouri snember. lie says nes
Just beginning lo light, which recalled
to some minds the old question about an
irresistible force meeting an Immobile
object. !
"I still beuevo In the elgni-nour prin
ciple," said Mr. Borland. "The result
in the House ,has not changed' my
views, nor the justice of my proposal.
I shall probably offer an clght.-our
amendment to the -District of Columbia?
appropriation .bill and also to the sun-
urjr c.vu uiii.
"It Is possible I shall. also offer such
an amendment to the agricultural ap
propriation bill, although It doea not
como from our committee."
The District bill covera all of the
employes' of .the municipal, govorn.
ment. Kmplbyea of tho Federal
Trade Commission, the Interstate
C'oinmurce Commission the Smithson
ian Institution! ar.d other ipdepend
imt Government bureaus are token
care of In the 'sundry civil appropria
tion bill. Tho agricultural measure
covora the salaries of clerks in Sc-'
rotary Houston's department.
Although Mr. Borland will put .up a
game fight, the action of the House on
his rider to the legislative kttdget holds
out' no hope for his eight-hour program.
Government, employes need feel no
alarm today because Mr Borland In
tends to revive his idea and try to put
It into effect, here and there.
The Borland eight-hour rider Is. a
dead. Issue aad, aa forecast by Con
gressman Harvey Helm In the' House
debate .yesterday, "hasn't a snowball's
chance, and; you know what chance a
snowball has In certain places." .. .
Budget JPassea the House.
The legislative budget possccj the
Houso shortly before S " o'clock, last
night after that body had " thrice re
fused to gcecpt the eight-hour-day
rider offered in different forms by 'Con
gressman Borland. Both on rising .votes
and' B.i roll call the lower body over
turned Mr. -Borland's scheme. '
pefeat of the rider waa -announced in
tho" 6:30 edition of The Times, the vote
in Committee Of the Whole being Htf
to 41 against the, so-called Borland sub
stitute, which called for an eight-hour
day and a 10 per cent reduction of , tho
forec In .all 'executive' departments.
On the roll call, following Mr. Bor
land's motion' to recommit, the prospect
was beaten by 2B to 67, c
Before the bill went to nnal passage
Congressman Borland and Minority
Leader Mar,n engaged in a brief but
exciting contest of words. In order to
get recognition to move to recommit a
bill a member mtst declare to the chair
that ho is enrobed to. lit. This rule
brought on the' Mann-Borland row.
When'Mr. Borland-arose he was asked
if he approved the appropriation bill,
and replied that he did.
"The mlnoriy refuses to state what is
not true In order to get recognition,"
said Mr. Mann.
This remark angered Mr: Boriarid.
who demanded that the words be read
by the- stenographer from. the. clerk's
desk and expunged, from the record,
The offending words were read, but on
an Initial vote the House, refused, 121
to lie, to strike the minority leader's
remark from, the Record. v..
Mr. Borland obtained a roll call,, and
the House' finally voted, along patty
lines, to strike out Mr. Mann's virtual
charge that Mr. Borland had uttered an
untruth. This- carried 1S1 to 168.
Bidding Is Renewed
x At Tax Sale Here
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Principal Competitors in'-Surplus
Offers Are Rochester and
Cleveland Men.
Surplus bidding was renewed at tha
beginning of the second session ot the
annual tax sale In the office of Ben.U
Prince, collector of taxes, today. The
principal competitors are Charles 11
Wlltsle, of Rochester, N. Y., and John
Faust, of Cleveland. Only half of the
squares Included t) yesterday's schedule
were soldv Unlets an agreement Is
reached among the, buyers Is Is probable.
Collector Prince aald today, that the
sale, which waa to end March 21. will
last two weeks.
The District realised frdm yesterday's
sale 139,830.61, tho amount of the taxes
and special assessments.. Surplus bids
were offered amounting to a total of
S.90S"
In redeeming their propcTty owners
oro nqt.-requiredv to pay Interest on
the surplus, but Only on the amount of
the special taxes and assessments, tplus
the penalties and costs. Property may
be redeemed at any time within .two
years from the last day of the sale.
The rate of Interest Is 13 per cent a
year.
TWO vTs. WARSHIPS
SHELL MOCK FORTS
New , Explosives Used in Fort
Morgan Bombardment.
MOBILE. Ala.. March 15. Mobile la
wondering today what was the result
cf the bombardment with real, shells
and new explosives of fortification
at Fore Morgan by the battleships
Arlcanna.4 and Ntw York. ,
The tents were completed late yes
terday. Three aororlants were used
to signal the results and direct the
lulng
Gen. William Croiler. chief of tho.
Bureau of Ordnence, who directed. thi
bombardment, refused to give detalbi
u to what, If anything, happened t"
thn fortifications which had been
built to be destroyed.
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