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V THE WASHINGTON TIMES? SATURDAY MARCH 25; 1916: fis ;. i ftharfhfagton UnW Published evert bveninc (Including Sundays). By flThe Washington Times Company, THSMUNBHT DUILDINO. r.nns, Av. FRANK A. MUNSEY, President. B. H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary. 0. H. POPE, Treasurer. ST".?! (Including Sundays). 11.60. Six Monthi. tl.Tt. Thre Monthi. Mo. SATURDAY, MARCH -25, 1010. VBRDUN ATTACK A FAILURE? Paris is not overconfident, but it seems to bo convinced that tho Ger man' attack. On Verdun is a failure. Even If Verdun yet shall fall, it will be at such a terrific cost in men, ma terial, and German confidence that it with not be worth tho candle. Moreover, tho military value of the gains has been for the greater part negatived by tho delay of a month. To tako Verdun in the first ten days of the assault might have meant tho opportunity of rolling back tho al lied lino and reaching Paris. Now it means only the straightening out of the lino and tho occupation of a small territory. Yet it is not to be assumed too readily that the Verdun campaign has been wholly a failure. The pro jection of it in winter must have been determined upon as a means to gain time; to force issues before the allies could bo fully prepared. The Russians were getting ready for a big offensive in the Riga region, and farther south; the French and Brit ish were constantly strengthening themselves in the west. To wait for spring, for good weather and better transport, meant to give them fur ther advantage. The Germans were able, as they believed, to undertake a winter campaign on better terms than their enemies. The advantage might have been dissipated by spring; so they moved at once. The result is that they have com pelled the Russians to open their great offensive in winter, under con ditions that impose much greater hardship tr n would have been ex perienced two months later. We may say that, while Germany has been bat tering bootlcs8ly at Verdun, she has compelled Russia to hammer hope lessly at Hindenburg's lines. If tna German offensive has cost more than it has been worth, the Russian offen sive may have done exactly the same. It is more than ever evident that Germany feels the necessity of rush ing matters in this war; more than ever apparent, too, that her enemies are willing to be leisurely. Tho latter know that time fights on their side. Tho more time they can take, the more men they will save, the more their assurance of winning at last through the superiority of their economic resources and the length of their purse. It is a slow process, this of wearing down the interior empires by the force of a blockade that can never be perfect; but it is producing results, and will produce more of them as the months pass. The big gray ironclads, scattered from Kirkwall to Constantinople nre winning the war for the allies with out firing a shot. The longer that process can be continued the strong er will bo the allies, the weaker the central powers. Conversely, the sooner and harder the Germans hit, tho greater their chance for success. That may be the explanation of Ver dun, and it may be the justification for taking what seems like a defeat, yet may prove to have been worth while. AS TO CALLINQ THE MILITIA There are differences of opinion whether there is need to call out the militia and mobilize it for service on tho Mexican border, or in Mex ico, in case need may arise. Tho understanding is that the military authorities believe the call should be issued and the mobilization proceed, whilo the Administration opposes such a move at this time. On general principles, the Admin istration should be expected to have tho best information available. But in the past its judgments about Mexico have not been above criti cism; and in the present instance there is room for disagreement with its judgment. Whether the Mexican situation makes it desirable to have the mili tia ready for service there, it cer tainly is a fact that the cost of mobilizing the National Guard would be an investment in experi ence, preparedness, and detailed in formation about our means of de fense, that would be worth while. People have not forgotten what a horror was the mobilization of the National Guard, State by State, in 1898. The present National Guard is practically a different body. Few either of officers or of men who wcro serving nt that time are in tho guard ranks now. The experience of a mobilization would be of inestimable value. Since 1898 the National Guard has been much improved under the op eration of ney and more intelligent law. Many of tho embarrassments of the Spanish war epoch would not be repeated now. Careful projects have been formulated for the quick and snfo moving of the bodies of State troops, and it would be worth a great deal to have these tested out. Perhaps things would be learned that within tho next year would bo of absolutely vital import ance to tho country. Gentlemen who aro, confident that tho National Guard, added to an army of far less than 200,000,, is all tho defense tho -country needs on land, ought certainly to bo in favor of measures that would demonstrate tho efficiency of the guard, and pre pare it for tho quickest and best service." It would cost some millions of money to-mobllizo tho guard; but it would bo money well spent even if no man in its uniform ever saw the Mexican border. r - -1 i i i i i i APPOINTING A POLICE JUDfJE The judges of the Police Court of the District of Columbia possess a discretion and jurisdiction that makes it much more Important here than in most towns that the right kind of men be named for this bench. Tho Police Court bench has ex clusive jurisdiction in matters that involve police, regulations. There is no anneal so far as the-District government is concerned, though tho defendant can appeal. If tho Police Court chooses to hold any nolico regulation unreasonable or uncon stitutional, that ends it. Judges of this court are appointed for a six-year term, at a salary of S3.G00 annually, he annointmont is thus one of tho most desirable under the District administration. Early next month the term of Judge James L. Pugh of this bench, will expire. Judge Pugh is a can didate for reappointment, havinc served one term. There is persistent rumor of on- position to Judge Pugh's reappoint ment in high quarters; and it 1b common knowledge that, whatever the merits of the case, there is wide spread opposition among the pcoplo ot the town. Perhaps if Judge Pugh's supporters could be lined un. it would be found that he has enough of them to warrant his re appointment. Pcrhnps, too, if all the stories that circulate concerning his' conduct of his office were inves tigated, it would be found that thcro is no justification for the antagon ism to his renppointcmnt. mit the fact stands that Judo Pugh has not been a popular notice magistrate. The importance of his position is such that there ought to be the most positive disproof of the things that his opponents say about his administration at the Police Court, before he is named for an- other term. These thintrs mav bo utterly without justification; The iimcs hopes that they are; but it certainly believes that in all the circumstances Judge Pugh ought not to be reappointed until every uncer tainty is removed. A public official occunies a rela tion very different, when he is a can didate lor reappointment, than a private citizen under investigation. The presumption is that n citizen is innocent until he is proved gujlty. In the case of an official, virtue must be as that of Caesnr's wifo. above suspicion. Unless Judge Pugh has been done persistent injustice by the large and miscellaneous bodv of his critics, he ought not be reap pointed. OOVERNMENT-MADE ARMOR Beyond doubt the American nennln have no more objection to a Govern ment armor plant than to a Govern ment navy yard. They don't object, other thincs beincr er.-ual. to thi finv- ernment building battleships; they win not object, other things being equal, to the Government mnkinrr armor plate for a battleship. But, in the matter both of war vessels built by the Government and of armor plate made by the Govern ment, a very important thing to con sider a thintr which mav hpenmo vital to the safety of tho nation is, will the Government, can the Gov ernment, maintain itself in n nnsi. tion to be able to build all the ships and turn out all tho armor plate that may be needed under any and all circumstances? Nobody believes so. Tho Govern ment wouldiovcr think of maintain ing enough shipyards to turn out all the ships that might be needed. It would never think of maintaining a suriicicnt armor plant to turn out all the armor that might be needed. If the Government would consider do ing anything like that it would be bad business; it would be crazy busi ness. But the Government can build battleships, as it does now, and it can make armor plate, at it is going to do, without forcing or causing private shipbuilding plants or private steel plants to go out of the business of building warships or of makintr armor. If they can do the work on even terms it will be a wise measure of preparedness for the Government to give them enough business to war rant them in keeping their plants in such condition that at a time of great emergency, at a moment of national peril, they could be called upon to work for the Government at their utmost capacity; could be call ed upon and could respond instantly. Our Government is never ready to do anything in a pinch. If all pri vate machinery essential to doing work for the Government should bo dismantled or abandoned in time of peace, the United States Govern ment, as wc unhappily manago such things, would surely blow up In tho caso of war when thero wore ho private shipyards, nor privnto steel plants, nor private munition fac tories, nor privnto powder mills, to help drag it out of its always ha bitual, incurable, appalling unpre parcdncss. t THE SHACKLETON POLAR EXPEDITION When tho Antarctic expedition headed by Sir Ernest Shackloton sailed in September, 191,4, it attract ed less attention throughout the world by reason of tho absorption of interest in the events of tho war. But the expedition was probably tho most completely equipped that had ever undertaken a great polar oper ation. It expected to mnko a real topographic examination of tho Antarctic continent, nnd if possible to travel entirely across it, a dis tance of 1,700 miles. Without doubt one reason for this ambitious pro gram was tho British desiro to es tablish, so far as possible, by right of exploration, a clnim to the region. Tho first word from the Shackle- ton expedition is Suggestion of mis fortune if not disaster. Of Shack loton himself, and his party work ing on the exploration operations, nothing has been received; but com munication has been established with his auxiliary ship, the Aurora, indicating that she is proceeding, badly injured by crushing in the ico pack, to New Zealand. Part of her company has been left ashore, and tho fate of these men is uncertain. This first news from tho Shackle- ton expedition is not reassuring; but it does not by any means foreshadow a report of general disaster. The members of this particular polar party will be quite as anxious to re ceive news from the world, as the world will be to learn what has happened to them. When the party lost communication with civilization. tho great war was just fairly get ting into its swing. Few people then believed it would still be in progress at the present date; yet, after al most two years in which it has been marked by fighting that dwarfs in to insignificance all the conflicts of other wars, it is seemingly no nearer an issue than when it was three weeks old. Tho world has moved strenuously, if not farsincc theShackleton party left it. IMPORT OPINION AND FACT Oscar W. Underwood, author ol the present tariff law, is quoted as not fearing a rush of imports to swamp our markets after the war. He believes that because there will be fewer men to return to the jobs of Europe than left them for tho battlefield, that because their wages will be higher than they were be fore, nnd that because they will be too busy rebuilding their own indus tries and organizations to pay much attention to us, wc needn't worry about what will happen over hero when our exports of war supplies are cut off, but our tariff gates re main open to tho world. Now, a mnttcr of opinion is a matter of opinion, but n fact is a fact. It may, be Mr. Underwood's opinion that wc shall not have a flood of imports, but it is a fact that we lylvc it already. In January our imports were $62, 000,000 higher than in January of the previous year; they were nearly $30,p00,000 higher than in 1914. They were $41,000,000 higher than in 1912, $54,000,000 higher than in 1911, $81,000,000 higher than in 1909 and $100,000,UOO higher than in 1908. This wasn't a mere accidenjt hap pening to be scored in January of this year. It was a steady climax of such increasing imports, in spite of the war, that the total for tho seven months ending with January $1,096,970,173 wus the highest for any corresponding period in the history of this country. This Government hasn't given us the February figures yet, but thcr is no possible doubt that thoy, too, arc going to smash all records. The imports at New York alone have been running so high that wo can be just as sure of the high record of this month as of February and of January. Mr. Underwood has the facts against him already, with all tho men in the armies of Europe still on' the battlefield; with Germany and Austria still bottled up; with Belgium and northern Franco still a military camp; with Italy putting every ounce of her energy nnd ef fort into her struggle with Austria. With between twenty million nnd twenty-five million men to go bach to their jobs, with Germany and Austria and Belgium again free to send us their products, with all the nations of Europe needing our gold and determined to get it, who can doubt our imports will riso after the war, when, right now, thoy are rising as they never did before? Now that Yuan has quit empering, General Lung will probably breathe easier. Many a youngster these days is showing symptoms of being a chip of the old blockhead. ROOSEVELT HOI, SAYS HE PREDICTED MEXICAN TROUBLE Assents Rcoont Developments Have Borne Out Every One of His Prophecies. HE SAW WHISKERED BIRD Description of Guaoharo Some thing Like the Killiloo, But It's Really True. NEW YORK, March 75.- Colonel Roosevelt got home last night from his six weeks' tour of tho British and Dan ish West Indies sllent-f5r the time be-Ing-aa to Presidential politics, but with ah emphatic avowal that exactly what ho prophesied has come to pass In Mexico. In Trinidad he discovered a feathered crcnturo, tho guacharo, of whose reality thcro can be no doubt, although his de scription ot It sounds llko that of the killiloo bird of modern mythology. It Is the alio of a barn owl, has whiskers llko a whlppoor will, lives in caves, flics only at night, nnd cats nuts. Incident ally, the colonel isn't going to the prize fight. On Wednesday night, whllo the steam ship Matura, of the Trinidad line, which brought the Colonel and Mrs. Roosevelt to New York from Trinidad, waa tus sling with tho toughest gale tho crew hn ever encountered, a monster wavo flooded t the main dock and companion way and spilled several barrels of salt water Into tho Roosovelt stateroom. At 1 o'clock in the morning the colonel got out of his berth, seized a pall, and baled otic his quarters. By agreement between the traveler and his friends here thero was nothing In tho way of a reception, when the Matura arrived. Looks Fit for Fight. Colonel Roosevelt was chumming' with his fourteen fellow passengers In tho main dining saloon of the Matura off Quarantine when a boatful of reporters and photographers was spilled into his presence. Ills face was tanned nnd he looked fit for a btulslng fight, at Chi cago or elsewhere. Ho dictated this statement nt once: "I nm not prepared to make any statement on politics at present, or on the international situation, beyond re ferring you to what I said in tho book 1 published six weeks ago, called 'Fear God nnd Tako Your Own Tart. If you will tur,n to tho chapter on Mexico you will see that everything 1 then said and havo for tho last three yearn been sny iflg nppllcs exactly to the present situ ation, and that all that I said in prophesy has been mado good by -the event. "I,cal your especial nttentlon to what I said as to the furnishing ot arms and munitions to one set of bandits in stead of helping Uncle 8am against all of them. I also call your attention to what I therein said as to the effect of adherence to tho policy of refusal to prepare and of being too proud to fight. "Whnt I said In that volume," hero the colonel lifted his right forefinger nnd stuffed his left hand with It "needs no elaboration now, and exactly applies." Tells of His Voyage. Turning to hlu experiences of the voy ngc ho went on: " "I have greatly enjoyed my trip through the West Indies, and I am moro impressed than ever with those Islands and with Dcmer.ira ns tourist resorts and with their Industrial future. I wish to express my deep appreciation of tho courtesy and hospitality with which tho officials nnd tho pxlvato citizens In the French, Kngllsh. and Danish Islands re ceived me. I was Immensely struck by the enthusiastic loyulty with which tho people of tho French and English islands havo come forward to aid of tho mother countries in this war. The Inland htvn sent to the front or have in training to 30.000 men. "In every houso where I was a guest practically nil of the young men had gono to the front or were going. "That Is all. Ypu mustn't nsk me any questions about politics," the colonel concluded. Ho then described the bewhlskcred bird ho found. "And it ntn nuts." ho said. "It flies among the ticcs at night and eats both tho palmlcho and tho betel nut? What do you think of that?" "And harks like a dog. colonel?" sug gested ono of the Interviewers. "I must dcprecate'nny nnturo faking," ho retorted. "But It docs mako tho aw fulcst nolso; you ought to hear it. Tho unlives call it 'tho llttlo devil'." It wns another passenger who told how tho colonel. In order to reach the caves where dwells tho guacharo. In peace with tropic bnts. had to travel Into tho Interior of Trinidad and spend the night In ono of tho caves. Ills two companions carried hammocks, but tho colonel iloean't llko to sleep in n ham mock. So the party carried a table from u fnrmhouso to tho cave. To Sec Editors Today. Colonel Roosevelt expects to visit tho offices of the Metropolitan and of Scrlbncr'fl Magazine today. It is likely that William Hamlin Chllds and Horace Wilkinson, the Progressive leader of Syracuse, will visit him today, along with Ocnrgo W. Tcrklns. Tho colonel oald that so far as ho knew thero would bo no visitors at Oyster Bay tomorrow. Ho Intimated thajt as soon as he got his land bearings he might havo some thintr political to say. but for the nres cut ho is , unwilling to elucidate his statement caniea to tnis city on March In which he said that he wouldn't enter nny light for a nomination, nnd that "It would bo a mistake to nomi nate mo unless tho country hns In Us mood something of tho heroic." The colonel has only ono speaking en gagomenta talk to tho Bar Association of Chicago on April 29. Ho may go to Detroit on April SO to address tho As sociated Chambers of Commerce of Michlgun. Hogan-Williston Ticket Indorsed in Geprgetown Tho llognn-Wllllston ticket for dele gates to tho itcpubllcnn convention in Chlcngo Juno 7 wan enthusiastically In dorsed nt h meeting of -torgeown Ho puMlcnnB In Alexander Memorial Church last night. A number of stirring speeches In ad vocr.cy of tho candidacies of llogan, Wllllstou, Peyser, and Hoblnson were lioaiil, and warmly applauded, Kuppoiters of the ilogan-vuiliston ticket, lis well as followers of tho Miller C'Iihkc nnd liradshnw-Mnrnhull tlckctH will hold a number of rallies throughout the District next week. "NIPPON'S BEST TIME TO STRIKE II. S. NOW" Japan. Society Bulletin Depre cates Agitation to Stir Up . Trouble for America. "If Japan fails to strike now, what will be the occupation of the prophets In future years?" asks an editorial In Bul letin No. 29, of tho Japan Society, of New York, referring to the predictions of former Congressman Hobson nnd oth ers that there is danger of a Japanese Invasoln. The Bulletin asserts that never before has there been such a vigorous and ac tive effort to create hostility between the two countries, Japan and the United States, nnd that this agitation comes from these three sources: American editors and writers llvlnr in China, whose aim is to disturb the re lations' between Japan and this country, Uertnan publicity agents and writers. Preparedness orators, who point out Japan as ready to strike. Agitation Ib Deprecated. Deprecating such agitation, the edi torial continues: "If Japan Is ever to make war on the United States, as many from Hobson and Homer Lee down have for years prophesied, now is the opportune time. Kusslo, England, and Germany are In mortal combat, China Is weakened, tho Panama Canal Is closed, the United States is unprepared, and Japan's armv Is fully equipped. If she falls to strike now, what will be the occupation of the prophets in future years? "But, on what pretext can Japan act? Sho Mlly acquiesces In tho doctrine. America for Americans,' and has stop- Ded emigration to our shores. An cx cnator and an enthusiast for prepared ness' who knew of no other ground said 'because they do not like the color of our necktie.' Unless we attempt to in terfere in Asiatic affairs where can there be a conflict of interest? Are we likely to interfere In view of our Mexi can policy' Asia for Asiatics. "Is not the restoration of order. and the development of China a yellow man's burden rather than a white man's? It Is safe to say that the vast majority of Americans acquiesce In the doctrine of 'Asia for the Asiatics,' and, recognizing that Japan has been ex cluded from the United States, Canada, and Australia, admit she Is at least en titled to work out her own destiny on her own hemisphere." Tho publication of the Japan Society shows that Its president is Lindsay Hub sell. Its vice president August Belmont, nnd Its editor Douglas L. Dunbar. The bulletin relates to trade opportunities and the fostering of better commercial relations between the United States and Jnpan. Y. W. C. Secretary Resigns Position Miss Mary A Finney Will Return to Former Home in Michigan. .Mli Mary Alice Finney, religious work secretary of tho Washington Y. W. C. A., has submitted her resignation to the board of directors. It will become ef fective early in the summer. Miss Finney Is a graduate of the Na tional Training School in New York city. She camo to Wasnlngton as her llrat flolri unripHVnf nn.l Urn ..! hl -... ... ....... w. , ....v. H. .. ,.vsu nm sum mer Will return to Detroit, where her luiuiiy rcsiun. Her work for the Washington associa tion has Included direction of spiritual rending nnd Blblo study. A member of the local chapter, who has been closely associated with Miss llnney In her work here, remarked In commenting upon her resignation: "She brought to tho association a very fine atmosphere, and helped in n re markable way .to clarify the spiritual life of mnny girls, through her personal woik. By her humor and brightness and sense of uplift, she gave to all who enme In contact with her a conscious ness of what the normal Christian life really means." COMING EVENTS ON CAPITAL'S PROGRAM Today's Amusements Schedula for Tomorrow. Today. Address, "Dlacnosls. Ileal and Imaginary," Ur. 1 Mason Deeman, before mtttinr of Osteopathic Association of the District, of fice of Ir I-aura BhUfTiu, hoj Calvert treet northwest, s p. m. Observance of Maryland Day, Socloty of Colonial Wan. Wlllard. ;S0 p. in, MeeUng. Uloloclcal Hoclety, Cosmos Club, I P. m. Addreu. "Ridding the Canal Cone of Moi- Sultoes," Ilrlr. (Jen. William l. (Jorgai, U. . A., before Southern Society. Wlllard. t p. m. Farce, "The Unexpected ducats," benefit or expeniea of delegates io High School Ulrls' Council, by Western Friendship club. Y, W. C. A., at Y. W. C. A, nulldlng. Four teenth and a streets northwest, ::J0 p. in. Banquet, American Society of .Naial En gineers, Army and Navy Club, 7:30 p. m. Art and Musical contest. Society of Science and Musical Art, Old Masonic Temple, ;15 p. m. Lecture, "Shakespeare and Ills Town," Chauncey C. Williams, University club, 8:80 p. in. Concert, pupils of the Washington College of Muslo, Masonlo Auditorium, 3:10 p. in. Open house observance. Choral Club. Y. W. C A. Ilulldlng, S p. m. Illustrated lecture, "Recent Explorations of Strongholds of the Inca Kara," Hiram lllngham. before Washington Society, Arclieologtcal Institute of America, lesl dence ot Mrs. Henry 8. Dlmock, ml Six teenth street, :10 p. m. Smoker and entertainment, Fotomao Hoat Club, Tlilrty-sUtti and K streets north west. !:0 t. m. Masonic La Fayette, No, II; Reception to women friends, Scottish nils Masons. Odd Fellows-Canton Washington, No. i, I'atrlarcha Militant. Socialist party Supper and social. Amusements. UeUecc "The rasalng Show," I and p, m. National Ulaghlleft's llallet Itusae, t:lf p. in. X'oll's "The Shepherd of the Hills, :U and S:16 p. m. Keith's Vaudeville. 2:1S and t:U p. m. Loew's Columbia Motion pictures, l:t a. m. to 11 p. m. Gayety Burlesque, 2:15 and l:U p. m. Tomorrow. lecture, "Realisation Through Dally Activ ity," Slater Devamata, Studio Hall, Ull Connecticut avenue northwest, I p. m. Mass meeting In honor of Clara Barton, un der tho auspices of the Clara Barton Me niorlal Association, First Congregational Church, I p. m. Meeting, Perpetual Hebrew Association, Houthorn building, I p. m. Graduation ceremony, Georgetown Hebrew Hcliool. Twenty-eighth and N streets north west, 3 p. in. Band concert, under direction of ratrlclc J, Conroy, by Musicians' 1'rotectlve Union, No. Ill, Comentlon Hall, I p. in. Meeting. George Washington University Me morlil Hoclety, Adas Israel Synagogue, tilxtli and I streets northwest. :1D P. m. Meettne. Washington Secular league, with aitdrrts by David Kecks, l'ythlan Temple, j.;o n, in. Le turr, "The History and Art of the Roman Catacombs." the Her. J, J. llealy, Mc Uanon Hall, Catholic University, I p. ss. SUFFRAG MEASURE COMES TUESDAY Susan B. Anthony Amendment, Named Cook Robin, Raising Post-morteh 'Hubbub. So far as Mother Goose relates, the original Cock Itobtn staged no come back. Onco dead, he remained decently in that condition. Moreover, his women friends mado no effort toprlng him back; nor did they pester tho official graveyard custodians. But tho world has moved slnco Mother dooso Jived, and tho Cock llobln under present discussion, though officially dead, is raising a considerable post-mortem hubbub and mny bo brought to life with a bang In Congress next Tuesday. The present Cock llobln is the once-, called Susan JJ. Anthony adffrngo amendment, rechrlstened Cock Robin by Congressman Carlln of Virginia. The graveyard attendants-tried and true, if nervous aro the membcrn of the House Judiciary Committee; and tho pestiferous, would-be revivers arc tho battling suffragists. The trouble all started when Carlln walked out of a subcommittee, which wag to have reported tho resolution, to the whole committee, and announced; "Well, wir've killed Cock Hobln." Found Many Excuses. He meant that tho subcommittee had determined not to report tho measure to the full committee, where one of thoso aye-and-nu votes would have to tje taken. However, hero enter tho lady revlvl flcrs tho suffragists. They found that the resolution had been referred to tho subcommittee while four ot their friends in the committee wcro nway, and they began a campaign for votes to bring that measure back beforo tho whole committee and a record rollcall. They found a deplorable amount ot Ill-health, previous engagements, prom ises to friends, official, business out or the city, and sickness In the family among thu Congressmen all of vhlcli conspired to keep them away from com mittee meetings they would like to at tend. And bo: "d$od morning. Congress man," smiles a good looking young wo man. "How are you this morning?" "Never better," beams Mr. Congress man. "Not sick at all?' "Do I look it?" "Your family In good health?" "Yes. yes, indeed." "You don't expect to be called out or the city?" "No.' "Well, I'm so glad to know this. There can't be a single reason then, can there, whv you should not bo able to vote tomorrow to bring Cock Robin before tho whole committee?" (Busi ness or drawing out a noteDOOK ana pencil.) Some Not Afraid to Vote. "No, and I ain't scared to stay and voto, neither," answer some. "Whew." say others, after their sec retaries have rescued them from pain fully obvloui. stalling, and tho Lady Frlonil tin ftt. So for. H. li. Moss, of West Virginia, has been caned irom a sick pen to vote; life for Dale, of New York, has been just one official-buslness-out-of-town af ter another, and Qraham, of New York, has developed a memory. At eventide he promised tho ladles he was for at least one moro lease of life for Cock Itobln; but when morning dawned ho remembered nn agreement, made previously with other members, not to force fellow Congressmen to vote either on prohibition or suffrage this season. Sorry, but in a matter of hon or what can a mnn do? Williams, ot Illinois, remembered for a while that It would be decidedly cm barrasslnt;, for certain other members If they had tr. voto yes or no. Tho sunrngists finally brought him around. So thero Ilea Cock Itobln, perhaps dead, perhaps simply In suspended ani mation and with the pulmotor snund manning the oxygen pumps; tho grave ard attendants murmuring something about ghouls', and tho resourcefulness of Congressional minds being taxed to the limit. Next Tuesday will tell Cock Robins tale. FUNERAL RITES FOR CAPITAL RESIDENTS Hours and Places of Service- Ar ranged by Bereaved Families. Funeral services for Catherlno Agnes, nlfe of John Brosnan, president and founder of tho Provident Relief Associa tion, who died yesterday at her home, 77 U street northwest, aged sixty years, will be held Monday nt 9 o'clock at St. Martins Church, whero requiem mass will be celebrated. Sho is survived by her husband and the following children: John Biosnan, Jr.. Mrs. T. W. Bram hall, Mrs, Charlos S. Vernon, Mrs. John J. "McCarthy, Miss Nellie Brosnan nnd Miss Julia Brosnan. Mrs. Johanna Foley. Funeral services ror Mrs. Johanna Folcy,-who died Thursday, will bo held at tho residence, C9 Q street northeast, Monday at MO o'clock, nnd at "St. Mar tin's Church, where requiem mass will bo celebrated at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made In Mount Olivet Ceme tery. Mrs. Louise Foster. Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Fos ter, who died Thursday, will bo held at the residence of her son, 146 Thomas street northwest, Monday at 2 o'clock. Miss Blanche Johnson. Funeral services for Miss Blancho Johnson, who died Thursday at tho family residence 427 V street northwest, will bo held at tho Tlhr Baptist Church tomorrow at 3 o'clock. Alme Barbarin Marsh. Funeral services for Almo Barbarin Marsh, who died Thursday at Perth Amboy, N. J will be held at St. Peter's Church tomorrow at 3:3 o'clock, Mrs. Florence Taylor. Funeral services for Mrs. Floronco O. Taylor, who died Thursday at the resi dence, 14G0 Church street, will bo held at tho Vermont Avenue Church tomor row at 2 o'clock. Confederate Daughters To Meet Monday Night The District of Columbia division of the Daughter.! of tho Confederacy will hold Its nnnuul historical evening Mon day nt l p. in. In t'onfcdeiato .Memorial Hall. 13-M Vcimont ucnuo not th west. Because of tho absence from the city of the hlstorlun gcncinl, MIsh Mildred uuthoriorii, her address will no rrnd by Mrs. Wallls Slreator, local histoilan. Southern sougit will bo sung by tho Con. federato choir under tho direction of Mrs. Charles 11. Fiud. All Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of tho Con federacy, vttcrans and the general pub lic are Invited to attend. DANCE PANTOMIME ORIENTAL THEME OH PASSION AND BLOOD Ballet Russe Realizes to Fullest Extent Possibilities ot Arabian Nights Tale. "PRINCE IGOR" A TUMULT) Embodies Spirit of Dance in Primitive Form Spirit of Archaic Greece Realized. It was to tho bluo-green Bakst set tlmr of "Scheherazade" that last night's audience nt tho National' Theater was first Introduced. Tho Ballet Russe realised to the full est extent the sensuous possibilities of tho Arabian Nights story. The dancing pantomime Is a typical Oriental theme of passion and blood shed. Shariar, King of India and China, has been led to doubt the fidelity of Zobcldc, his favorite sultana. Accordingly, he departs upon a pre tended hunting trip. , No sooner is he gone than the women of tho harem persuade the chief eunuch to unlock tho slaves, and a wild revel follows. When tho dance is wild est, tho King returns to see. in the midst of the abandoned crowd, Zo bolde with one of tho slaves. Revenge Follows Swiftly. Revenge follows swiftly. Men of the rctlnuo pursue and kill the faithless ones, and tho sultana stabs herself be sldo her dead lover. Throughout the episode the seductive grace of Zobelde, played by Flore Re vallcs. and the leaping abandon ot her fnvorltc, Adolf Bolm, accented the emotion depicted to a lesser degree by the others. Nothing; 'could (havo presented a stronger contrast to the epic intensity of "Scheherazade" than the lyric m6od of tho ballet that followed it, "ies Sylphldes." Clad in white, flutfy tkirted gowns (with Iprlm ibodlces, flesh pink slippers giving- the Only color contrust, tho dancers seemed the incarnation of the spirit of Chopin. With members of the corps de ballet as an effectively posed background, several of the premier dancers in terpreted the various compositions chosen. Of these. Mile. Lydin topo kova was notable for a spiritual daintiness that was entirely in aocord with her quaint, nerlous little face. Miles. Lubow Tchernlchewa and W asllewska and M. Alexandre CJav rllow were tho remaining soloists. A Scries of Poses. Tn presenting "L'Apres Midi d'un . Faune," essentially a series of poses rather than a dance, the members of the ballet achieved something of the spirit of archaic Greece. The angular lines of the nymphs who strayed through tho wood pasl the lair of tho astonished fnun surely found their Inspiration in the decorations ot antique vases. Kconld Massinc, the faun, succeeded In depleting tho brutish creature of the woods ln a way that'suggested not the sllghest veneer of civilization. "l'rlnco Igor." tho last of the four ballets, Is really an episode from Boro dino's new opera, which but recently had Its New York premier, introduced by wild music, essentially Slavic, tho scene resolves Itself Into a tumult em bodying the spirit ot the dance In its most primitive form. A Marvelous Chaos. The dance of tho archers was a mar velous chuos of leaping bodies and straining sinews, in this, too, tho gro tesque yet wholly artistic dancing of Adolf Bolm was the outstanding fea ture. Tho bnrbarlc riot of the final wns a tremendous climax to the pro gram. The final performance of the Ballet Ruhsp will tnko place tonight. The bill will includo tho following ballets: "l.a Princess JCnchangeo," "Cleopatra," ::IAprca Midi d'un Faune," "Cnrna vnl." Serge Do Dlaghllcff and company will leave for Philadelphia tomorrow after noon on two special trains on the Penn sylvania Railroad. All of next week will bo played In Philadelphia with the exception of Tuesday night, when tho nrgnnization will appear in Atlantic City. Following the Philadelphia engage ment, the ballet goes to the Metropoli tan Opera House, for a four weeks' en gagement prior to its return to Russia. Odd Orchestral Color In Music of Borodinc In Rlmsky-Koreakow and Borodino the Russian realists in music added their vivid tone painting last evening to tho wealth of color of the opening nnd closing ballets of tho Russian tlancera nt the National Theater. And set between theso were, two idyls of liner tcxturo Interpreted to tho muslo ot Chopin and Debussy, like a scherzo and an andanto of n symphonic suite. The "Princo Igor" of Borodlne had its American premlcro as an opera only this winter, and ln tho scenes presented Inst evening wo seemed to got the very essence of il. for tho dances and tho choruses of this work ure said to be Its most significant parts. Borodino him celt onco said that his work' was so cs-t-entlal!y national It woultlnovor Interest nny peoplo euvo Russlunu "who love to refresh their uttrlotlsm at tho very noiirco of their lilstory," This music, to us, Is full of Strange ness, of odd orchestral color and In sistent rhythm. A prcludo was given with vitality nnd rlchnosa by tho or chestra under M. Ernest Anucrmct, in which the spirit of tho folk dunces pre vailed. Tho Bceno Itself with Its riot of color wus given to rhapsodios, to syn cophntcd melodies played hy the reeds, to sinuous rhythms of the Knst, all painted with lavish harmony. One does not hold tho themes, It seems chiefly a spirited emotion ot primitive, freo tem peramental people, Tho lovely prelude to Rlmsky-Korsak-ow'b "Scheliernzndo" was played with icnl henutv, nnd tho drama wan told chiefly to tho last movement of the or chestral HUlte, tho festival scene. Several solo violin pussnges wcro given with giont beauty by Frederic Fradkln, whoso muslo carried tho lovo theme. Tho ballet hns hut borrowed parts of this nymphonlc suite to tell ItR story, for It iIoch not embody nny of Its pas torale or Its "titles" suggestive of tho tea. Tho llnnlo wits given with mad abandon nnd splendid spirit. Chopin nnd tho dance aro truly kin dred splrllB. Tho grnco ot his muslo vns charmingly sustained through an otilu'Hlral arrangement that Included tho major prelude, tho A flat and C Hhitrp minor waltzes and several ma zurkitN, Hut despite tho unique conception of "l.'Apicn Midi d'un Fauno" It was too ret, too tlcllntto u pantomime to embody the most elusive, most lndeflnttr-rauslo. J.1UQS.