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4-"w V.".'- -W"" 'ynrr "TT7'!HB7r rw"'OTl' THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1016. 40 r ifc tDosdujijafon Wm&f PUBLIBItED EVERY EVENING (Including Sundays!. Py Tho Wn3h'lrigton Timaa Company, TUB MUN'HKr nuiLDlNq. Penna, Atw. PRANK A. MUNSEY, President. R. II. TITHERINGTON, Secretary. C. II. POPE, Treasurer. On- Yenr tlnclurilm; Bundnrs), IS.50. filx Months. tl.TS. Three Vonlha, 0c. SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 1916. SION YOUR NAME; THAT'S ALU Justi write your name, that is all. Write it on a petition to indorso theso Bcntimcnts: Wheiens the Commissioners of tho District of Colui'.bla nnd the llonid of Charities hr -o requested nn ap proprlntlon for a new municipal hos pital to tnke tho plnco of the present antiquated Washington Asylum Hos- P Whereas' the need for the hospital hoa been long recognized by tno citizens' of the District, Itcsolvetl. Thnl we. tho undersigned residents of tho District of Columbia, respectfully petition the Congress or tho United States nnd the respective Appropriations Committees of the Senate and House of Heprescnta tlvcs to provide In the District ap propriation hill tho n"ccssary funds with which to begin tho construction or the hospital. Ordinarily petitions don't carry much weight. But sometimes they serve to compel attention toward an issue. The disgraceful fact of a dilapi dated, Washington Aaylum Hospital is known to most Congressmen. They have been told about it by the Commissioners; they have been taken out there and shown. ' This petition is intended to dem onstrate that the citizens of tho Dis trict know about this condition and Oiat they demand a new municipal hospital. The Monday Evening Club is cir culating these petitions widely, but oven then it will' be impossible to reach everyone. There ought to bo at least 1,000 persons in the District sufficiently interested in this matter to get blank petitions and have their friends sign them. AN ECHO OF OLD NAVAL WAR The duel between a German com merce raider, the Greif, nnd a Brit ish armed merchantman, the Alcan tara, was reminiscent of the older days whon John Paul Jones laid his Richard alongside the Scrapis, lashed them together, and an nounced, when his vessel was begin ning to sink at least, it is one of our most cherished traditions that he announced that he was "just be ginning to fight." The Greif was sunk by the gunfire of the Britisher; but in her last agony was able, apparently, to dis charge a torpedo witli such good effect that the Alcantara was also sent to the bottom. The case of the Greif indicates a more effective blockade than was suggested by the escape and ex ploits of the Moewe. The Greif had the Norwegian flag painted prominently on her side; a circum stance which, considering her avowed character as a ship of war, may be embarrassing to Germany in further pressing her protests against use of neutral flags by British un armed merchant vessels. It will be interesting to learn the details of this remarkable duel to the death, described as not unlike the combats of well-matched frigates in the days when the romance of naval war had not given way to machinery and frightfulness. Apparently the loss of the Greif before she had ever made her way outside the North Sea will be calculated to impress the Berlin admiralty that the Moewe's was an extraordinary case, not likely to be repeated. A SHAKESPEARE EXPOSITION In the absence of any other ef fort in Washington for a Shakes peare celebration, the Public Li brary is doing a distinct service by its exhibition of pictures relating to the life and plays of the dramatist. This exhibit was not prepared for this occasion. 'It merely was se lected from the files of the pictorial collection the library possesses. In that collection are more than 35,000 mounted pictures. It is being added to constantly. Its educational value, it is safe to assume, Is pretty nearly as high as that number of books se lected at random. Its existence is a tribute to the keen vision of the modern librarians who appreciate the appeal of the pictorial in this generation. Another phase of the library's work deserves wide publicity. That is the clipping collection. .Into this aro put articles on n wide range of subjects, clipped from current maga zines and newspapers. These sup plement tho information to be had in books, nnd bring tho available data on mnny subjects down to date. This humanizing process, in Washington's Public Library, has ex tended to the welcome procedure of scattering books all about the place. Visitors to the library some years ago will remember when there was no evidence to be seen that the build ing was a library. It might have been a museum, a mausoleum, or any sort of a public building for all the eyo could sco upon entering its lobby. Today It is a library with boons, ,wU-v - -- " "I with ulctureB, with newspapers and SaKaiine cljppiniis, even with flow- ers scattered about to make it home like, a meeting place for clubs study classes. It, is ono of the stitutions Washington possesses of which tho city's cltizons should make a wider uso. THE IMMIGRATION BILL Congressman Mann, Republican leader, announcing that he will vote for the Burnett immigration bill, containing 'the literacy restriction, pointed the significant change of opinion that has lately taken place. Mr. Mann has himself four timeB voted against such legislation, It has 'been vetoed by Presidents Tnft and Wilson, and in neither case could it muster the votes to pass over the voto. Undeniably the contemplation of our millions upon millions of "undi gested aliens," who seemingly have no intention of becoming citizens, has much affected feeling about im migration. Either there will have to jbe adequate provision to make citizens, and good, intelligent, loyal, understanding ones, of the strangers who enter our gates, or else before many years there will be restrictions upon their coming much more rigor ous than the literacy test. Without peradventure, the liter acy test is a very imperfect one. It will not necessarily accomplish the purpose at which it is aimed; per haps it will do very little good in that direction. But the country has been convinced by the events of the past two years that somehow the menace of a great alien population which will not become citizens, is a real danger. The north-European immigrants have never been open to this objection. Almost without ex ception they become citizens, and highly desirable ones. More eastern and southern lands have sent mil lions that have less concern to make themselves part of this nation; and unless their attitude toward our citizenship shall change, their privi lege of practically unrestricted en trance will one day be modified. RAILWAY WAR TRAFFIC AND INCREASED WAQES James J. Hill, who is the head of the Great Northern railway system and who is well described as the empire builder of the Northwest, may be right or he may be wrong when he apprehends the possibility of a tremendous slump in American industry and American business af ter the war. He may be right or he may be wrong when he looks upon our present piling up of wealth as a "feverish prosperity" likely to van ish ovrfrnight. He may be right or he may be wrong when he suggests that we, along with the belligerents of Europe, must pay a prodigious penalty for this war. But Mr. Hill cannot be wrong when he declares that the instant peace is arranged there will be a sudden cessation here of our flood of orders for war materials. He can not be wrong when he declares that we shall no longer see' our harbors choked with war freight waiting for ships to carry it abroad. He cari not be wrong when he declares that the railroads will no longer be blocked with supplies for the bel ligerents. Mr. Hill cannot be wrong when he says that to measure industries, to gauge business or to fix wages on the present basis of war inflation inflation of volume, inflation of value, inflation of investment in am munition plants or in any plants akin to such is surely unwise, prob ably dangerous and possibly fatal. Mr. Hill cannot be wrong when he reminds railroad employes that in creased wages based on the artificial earnings of war transportation must injure the capacity of railroads, overburdened with costs in normal times, to obtain the new capital es sential to the extension and to the improvement of the vast transporta tion system of the United States. The railroad cannot borrow money, just as an individual cannot, when its cost of doing business is so perilously near its revenues that the enterprise becomes a grave risk not only for the new capital asked to go in but for the old capital already in and unable to get out. And Mr, Hill cannot be wrong when he warns the American people that since the greatest item of cost in railway operation is wages the payroll already absorbing 45 per cent of the totnl gross earnings in creased wage rates must add so enormously to the transportation cost that the public cannot possibly escape paying it if the railroads ore to be kept out of bankruptcy. This is not the best, it is the worst possible timo to try to determine what is a fair wage for the railway workers and at the same time a wife ono for the railway properties. If, nevertheless, a new wage is to be ar ranged it ought not to be based in the slightest degree on war traffic, which cannot long continue to make j , work for our wago-earners and bust- nc for our Industrie. $More Nations i About torplRegulation Enter War, Fear Here Possible Appearance of Holland and Roumania With En tente and Efforts of Germany To Get Sweden and Spain Discussed. By JUDSON C. it would be Imposslblo to rIvo a con vincing Impression about tho origin or some very Insistent report concerning International affairs that are circulated and have become the subject or pro found concern In Washington recently. Yet the belief Is undeniably enter tained b serlous-mlnded and conserva tive people, who ordinarily are well In. formed, that the National Administra tion Is deeply concerned over the pos sibility that tho war In Kuropo will spread extensively durln? the coming spring nnd summer, that several coun tries, which aro now neutral, may do drawn Into It. and that the whole Euro pean situation may bo bo changed that the International status of the United mates will become more dirtlciilt than heretofore. Holland May Enter. There is an Increasing Impression that seme discomforting advices have re cently come from foreign capitals thiough diplomatic and also through unonimi channels. Along this line, here are some of the things that are discussed, under tne rose, aa being much more likely to nap- pen tnan any early peace movement: l. mo entrance or Holland Into tne war on tho sldo of the allies. ..' T appearance ot Roumanl on the aide of the nUlcs. 3. A deterndned effort by Germany to ofset theso developments by getting aeveden and Bpaln to enter tho war on the aldo of tho central powers ' 4. Further complication of the rela tions between Germany and the United States as a result of the now U-boat campaign against the merchant ship ping of the neutrals. It la the frank belief of people In touch with the best sources of Informa tion concernlnc tho nffnlrs of the allied powers, that Holland would have been In the war long ago but for the pro found lmprston which Oermnn frlght fulness In Belgium mndo on the Dutch mind. At tho beginning of the war Great Britain fully expected Holland to he an ally at an early stage. The Germans used their Intimate relations with the Dutch court to prevent such a cryna'U zatlon of Holland's sentiment In the early stagci nf the war; and later, It is now bolloved, Belgium wan miMla to suffer a good deal In ordir that It might serve as a fearful examplo of the things that might happen to Holland. Uneasiness About Dutch. At the beginning of the war the be lief In Enrland that Holland would be the scene f tho deciding conflicts was -o strong that publicists and Journalists rexarded It as tho most Important field to he closely observed. , The story Is told that one British puollshlnn; house sent Its most expert war correspondent to Holland Imme diately after hostilities started with In struction to make himself completely familiar with tho country and condi tions. In anticipation of the war awcop Ing over that country. He remained there almost yoar. and thin Wt only with the Protest that he still believed Holland would shortl) bo v the Held of the most Important campaign or mo war, u. ..ne.iinVa. about the Dutch situa lis tion la now finding expression In quar ters where heretofore It has not been much observed. Many British observ ers believe It Is the purpose of Germany to drai- Holland Into the hostilities. They reason thus: Germany will probably fall to take Paris, or completely crush France, as she expected In the beginning. Neither will she break the power o England nor destroy the Russian army. It Is. however, the confident expuecta tlon of the Germans that they will be able to hold the territory that they have occupied: Belgium, northern trance. Serbia, Poland, Montenegro. Germany does not expect to be driven out of these territories, and aside from the British there Is not much expectation among the allies of accomplishing such a complete defeat of the central cow ers. To Stand as Hostages. These conquered territories will stand, then, when the time" comes for making peace, as hostages held by Germany. rhey will be traaea orr lor me uesi possible terms. Also, to hold mem win. caaMi Holland has come to he regarded rnnstltutn Germany's best assurance oflaB the probable teat of tho next Hensa- the privilege ot making peace before ROCKVILLE. James W. Barrett, eighty-three years old, died nt the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hough, near Pooleavllle. Death was due to a general breakdown, burial was at Bethel, Va. ileorge V. Bruner, aged seventeen years, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Americus E. Bruner. died at his home near Poolesvllle of nn affection of the lungs. Mra. W. Valentine Wilson was hostess at a dance at the Montgomery. Country Club here Friday evening. Her guests were members of tho Fortnightly Dan cing Club. I'uncial services for Mrs. Helen UrAthcr. wife of Robert Grather, who died nt her home In Newaik, N. J., fol lowing a long Illness, were held yes loulny nfternoon at I'timphrey's Chapel, Rockvllle, tho Rov. Frank M. Richard Son. pallor of tho Rockvllle Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Potomac. The Rev. and Mrs. Oscar W. Hender son and children spent the week in Uultlmore. in honor of the sWteenth birthday n nleisary of their daughter, Miss Mary Cook, Dr, and Mrs. George E. Cook en tertnlned at a danco at their home near Oluey. Mrs. George Brown was hostess at a dinner party at her home near Clagetta- "Cy" Cummings Is on Road to Recovery Andrew J. ("Cy") Cummlntfs. who has been III sinco November, Is able to sit up today at his home In Chevy Chase, nntl tho attending pn)siciaiis, ur, Chnppell and Nlchol, report he Is well on tin road to recover), Mr Cummings was taken III In No vcnbei with pleurisy, from which ho recovered sufficiently to be out in Jan uur) He caught rold, however, then, and suffered a relapse. I Hf BKQ1U ICWftini BIl ws,i will t0 onc more catch cold and b com 'ptlled to again take to his Deo. He again rcoverea ami nun m, umy WELLIVER. Germany Is exhausted In a material and military wav Alt this does not unite explain why there should bo fear of a qerman drive against Holland. Before the British I ook out upon the world, through which io reqeiva noccssnes rrom aoroaa. But tho more rigorous blockado has mado Dutch neutrality much less useful to Germany. The question now Is whether Germany may consider whether Holland would be moro useful to her held as another hostage, than It would be If allowed to remain neutral. In favor of the theory that Holland may bo deliberately dragged Into the war by Germany, It In pointed out that the rehabilitation of Bussta, tho block ing of the German advance In tho Hue region, and the deadlocking of the sit uation on tho western front, have well nigh closed the possibilities of further military successes lor the German arms. With all they havo gained, the Gor man have not won tho war. They must go on doing something; they must hold tho offensive. THey must nnd some neld In which to "start something" new, that they can "put through." Of all the possible directions for a new adventure Holland socms to look most lnv.T,T. Would Give Navy a Chance. British military authorities do not ac count the Dutch army as likely to make a very effective resistance If a Ger man Invasion were attempted. Holland la ringed around by strategic railroads, much as Poland was. The British gen eral staff has regarded Holland as a dangerous spot and In testimony to this fear, It Is pointed out that probably a good strong half of Kitchener's army has at all time, hern kent In Great Britain, whence it could be thrown quickly Into Holland. Next to taking Calais, Germany would more seriously menace Great Britain through tho occupation of Holland than In any other way, except, of course, by tho destruction of the British fleet. A German move against tho Dutch border would be the signal for moving the British army to Holland, and this would bn a particularly difficult opera tlon, because the North Sea shore is generally characterized by very shal low water. Landing places for big transport are few, which meant that to move a mil lion troops Into Holland would neces sitate the establishment of a carefully guarded lane across the North Sea, probably from Harwich to Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the hooK of Holland. To guard this line while tho trans ports moved through It. would be a very difficult task. Such a great movement of troops across the North Sea would give the Germans tho best possible opportunity to utilize their navy. It has been shut un back of Helaoland rrom the begin ning, occasional!) poking It nose nut Into the North Sor ror a reonnnisance, but never taking serious chances ot a real engagement. Might Cripple England. But If the British fleet wero compelled to Be strung along to guard n vast train of transports. It would be at a great disadvantage, presenting exactly the sort of opportunity most to the liking of (he great and vet Inferior naval rorco, tuch as the German high sea fleet. In such circumstances the German fleet might come out, make a great light, una though perhaps sacrlllcing a laigo nlmro of Its own strength, Inflict almost Incalculable losses upon the British by sinking their helpless trans ports, This Is now regurded by man) mill ti.ry and naval experts the one best chance for Germany to utilize her Meet enccttvely. C)nlial Englishmen, con vinced that the Berlin government would hesitate at nothing which prom ised to advantage It, believe the neu tiallty of Holland would not ror nn hour stand In tht way of such an enter prise. It Is known beyond peradventure that In highly Informed British circles tho gravest fears of Just such a coup are entertained. Long before the sinking of the Dutch steamship Tubsntla the possibility of auch a deliberate affront to Holland nas seriously milghed In Informed British quarters. Now thnt It his happened, nnd has been repeated In at least two other tlonal developments in the war, HYATTSVILLE. A special meeting of the Hyatts vllle Citizens' Association has been called for Tuesday evonlnrr In the Odd Fellows Hall Io Uhoum the pro posed change in1 the street Improve ment law. The bill as Introduced In the legislature, it Is said, doeu not contain a referendum clause, and it is understood the cltizons' asporta tion will request that such a clauso be attached. An "April Fool" social for the hen ent of the Epworth League of the Memorial M. E. Church' will bo held at the home of F. F. Hoopes next Friday evening. The movable school of tho Mary land Agricultural College will give a two-day course in "Home Economics" at the Modern Woodmen hall at Mltchellvlllo on April 18 and 19. The county commissioners have ap pointed Charles' A. Mardon translitr clerk and county auditor. Frederick II. Shaffer was appointed constable for Laurel district; the resignation of Arthur K. Spalding, clerk to super visor of assessments, was accepted, and Claude Underwood was appointed clerk to the supervisor of assess ments. William F. Pierce has entered the race for the offlco of mayor. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Howie, of Mt. Oak, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cornelia Magruder Bowie, to nichard Houtliall Grant, of Philadelphia. Mr. Grant Is the son of Admiral and Mrs. A. Weston Grant, U. W. N. The wedding will take place In tho fall. A dance under the auspices of the Prince GeorgCa Dancing flub will be given In tho Masonic Hnll Tuesday. Tho committee on arrangements. Is composed of, James Mills, Frederick Thomsen. Arthur Crossman, and Har old J Itollman Beginning tonUht. the Rt Itov, rtlahon Currier, of the Catholic Uni versity, will conduct a retreat ror ore -..-.!- .u tl m a am k A fas rf tit faaiAntii'l i VOIP IW - ! week t p,rua. 1UJT WIV llleltUt V WM VWWM1WM blocKad was mado so errcctivo as ll i nana coiicen, unuer direction of Patrick J. now Is, Holland's neutrality was or great i jnr? ,-L.-,1i,Vi '''otoctivo Union, X:9?MJJ&ut0J!? ?i ' Mj'ellnV'a.'T.lh'.n'i't'on1 &,?;. .. ..'T.IIIMI.VI. IW1I1.1...VM ...I.ll.I. .....lill u . .3.... . Many Interesting Events of Im portance Aro Scheduled For Capital. Today. Concert, United Htatra Holrtlrra' Home Hand , Orchestra. Stanley Halt, 8:30 p. in. Moellng, Division No. 4. A. O. M (13 K street Kouthwrst, 3 . in. I Meetlnr lor election of officer. While rtlu bon Tent, No. W4. Independent Order of Ilechablte. In headquarter!, 3 p. in, Locture ,"lteallzatlon Through Dally Acllv Ity." Bl.ter Devainsu. Bludlollall. uw Connecticut avenue northwest, I p, m Msm meeting In honor of Clara. lUrton, un der the. auspice, of the Clara H.rton M. Cbulch, Sp.m Congieiatlonal 'Merlin.' I'e'rpeiual Hebrew Aaaoclallon touthern building. 1 u. in Awciaiion, Graduation ceremony, Georgetown Hebrew Bchwl. Twenly.elghth and N streets north west, a p m. nor,n Iaral Hun ... .Hl.lh .nrf I .ir..l. ..iT-r.V .".'."- "u" Mretln. Washington Secular Lescue. wl'lh 30r7,rn'y vll Kcclea, Pythian TampU, Ieclure, "The Hlatory and Art of the noman Catacomb," Ihe nev. J. J. Healy, Mc Malion Hall, Catholic I'nlveralty, S n. m. Meetlnr. Orover Cleveland Community To rum, rubllc Ubrary. J u. m. Addrrae. "Th?" Practical Application of the Teaching of Jeaua Christ to l'r;aent Day I'roblema." J. A. Kdgerton, ltauaclura. 4 p. in. Addreaaea. "Child lbor a Nations! Kll," by Dt.'..a: I- Mctfalwav, and "InUnt Wel fare Work," by Mlat Eatelle Weaver, Bo tlallat headquartera, in E atreet north nest. S p in Tomorrow. Mretlntts. Community Center, Eleventh and Harvkrd atresia norlhweai-Letttire, Mrs. ""J ' ' J'ils 7:J0 p- m tlre. Dr. U V Kebler. a.M p. m. lecture. "The Economic Aspects of Re ligion," Congreaaman ItoWt Croescr. Trinity M. E. Church. Klfin atreet nnd Pennsylvania avenue eoutheaat, 7.30 p. m. Meeting, men of Holy Name Church, to form a Holy Name? Club. Northeast Tem ple. p. In. Meetlnr. Monday Evening Club lecutlv committee. Dlatrlct Ilulldlng, 4 p, m. Meeting. Mld-Clty Cltliena' Aeeociatlon. 109 Seventh atreet nortliweat, k p. m Addreas. Mli Orace Haxe, of Evsngellat Hunday'e party, under auapleea of the Hun day Afternoon Dtblei Claaa of the Y. W. C. A.. Hrat Congregational Chunh. T.JO p. ni. Lecture, the Jtev. Ignatlua Hmlth, before Chrlit Child Society, Instruction commit tee, at home of Mlaa Merrick, 1721 8 street nortbneat, 4 p m. Addreas. Hannli Taylor, before HpanUh. American Aineneuni, itauachera 1 p. m. Concert. L 8. Marine Hand Orclie.tra, Ma rine Harracka. 2:10 p. in Illuatrated lecture on work being done hy local mlaalon. Herbert Kline, Calr), fc p. m. Meeting, llltile and Literary Horlety of the Adath larael Synagogue. !lxth and I etreeta northwest, I p, m. Meeting, College Equal rlurfragt League, Hotel Oxford, I p. m Meeting, Ilulldera' and Manufiuttireri' Ex change, Exchange IlulMIng, 1 p. in. Meeting, Capitol Hill Uterary Horiety, In gram Memorial Church, Tenth atreet and Maaiachueette avenue northeaat. 30 p. m. Art talk. "Mary Magdalene nnd the Ala tuner rtox," Mra. Margaret 1.. Coone. Kar ragut. Seventeenth and I etrcts northwest, 3 and t p. m. Meeting, Wet End Cltlxena' Association, grill room. Powhatan. I n in. Meeting, Woman's National rientlnel Civic Organisation, to protett arain.t certain motion pictures. Ml. Hvreh Ran'lxt Church, Hlxteenth and n afreet northeaat p m. Ball, benefit of the wounded Italian aoldlera, by WaehlnRton llallana, old Msajnlc Tem ple, I p. m Maaonlc Iavvon, No, II: Rtanebury, No, Tt; Mount Vernon. No 3. noal Arch Chapter. Temple, No 11; Columbia, No. 13, Eaatern 8 tar. Odd Eellowa Beacon, No. It; I'nlon. No. 11, lAngdon. No. 21, Eether Lodge. No. 5, nebekahe. Knight of Pythla Decatur, No. 1 f'ulnn the. No. 11 Knlthta of Cotumhua Potomap Council National t'nlnn Northeaat Waehl'ixton Coun cil. Hrotl Council. Federal Council. Fraternal Order of Eaglea ladles' Auill- ' lary. Daughtera of the Confederacy Dlatrlct of Columbia tlhlilon Poclallal nartv Tallnra' Cnion. V O. V A. Lecture. "Oerman Hoclallam In Relation to the EurnDean Peace and Other Vital Ia ue " Mlia Janet nichardi, Auditorium, Woodnard A 1-othrop'i. io 45 a. m. Tuesday. Maaonlc Federal. No. 1. Acacia. Nn. II, Takoma. No. 3. Mount Horeb. No. 7, Itoyal Arch Chapter, Robert de Itruco Council Knlghta Kadoah, Albert I'lke Con atitory, Bcotllah Kit! FYlendihlp, No. 17, Ktatern Ktar. Odd Fellowa-aolden Rule. No 21: Wash ington. No. Anilt). No :7; Fred D. rltuart, No. 7. Encampment. Knlghta of Pythlaa Webster. No. 7; Excel lor, No. 14, Capital, No. 34; Myrtle. No. n. Knlghta of Columbus Waahlns'.on Council, followed by lecture, "The l'eglnnlnga of Mormonlam," b Dr. Charles Hallan Mc Carthy. National I'nlon Headquartera open. Shield of Honor Irla 1-odge, No . Itosal Arcanum-Oriental Council, tidies Jr. O V A. M. Anacoitla Council, No. II. Wednesday. Maronlr Washington Centennial, No. 14. Mron M Parker. No. 17: Columbia No 1. Royal Arch Chapter; Takoma, No. K, Eastern Btar, .... . ,, Odd Fellow Eaatern, No. 7: Federal t Itv. No 10. Harmony. No ; Columbia, No. 1. Encampment; Mount rieaaant LodiV, No. . Rebekaha. Knlghta of Pvthlae-Mt. ernoii. No. r FTiendihlp Temple, No J, Pythian Pla- Patrlotlc Order of Americana Cmp No. ?, parctl pot kale. Ladlea of the I. O Mechanlcs-lnlon Lodge, No. 1 public cake ivalk. n. P. O Elks Washington lJge. ; Thursday. Maaonlc-The, New Jerusalem. No 0. George c. whiting, no, ::. , , Odd Fellow s-Salem, No 12 Columbia No. lOi'Covenant No. 13; Excelsior No, Ji Knlghta of Columbus Spalding t-ouncll. Fraternal Order of Eagles-Washington Ae-le. Jr. A O r. M -Oriental Court of Thomas Jefferson Council, No. It ,.., Modern Woodmen of America Talbot tamp, Boclallsl partv -Dance Voung People's Bo. clallat League. Perpetual Oulldlnr. Friday. Maaonlc-8t John-, No 11. "('. N'o CO. Odd Fellows-Central, No. 1. Metropolis, No is, Phoenix. No. !. . Knlghta of ftthlas-BraeusUn. No lUthbone Temp e. No, . rtnlnn Slater. Womsn'a Reneflt Association of the Mncca- bees-National Review, entertal ""ft. National I'nlon-Dlatrlct of Columbia Cabl- Jr'."o 1'. A. M.-Mount rieasanl Council. In. atltutlon. Saturday. Odd Fellow a Canton Washington. No, 1, I'atrlarcns Militant. ,. , ., , National Cnion-Oovernmcnt Printing- Office Daughters "t America-Wheeling Hub. at home of Mrs. rtrech. 4703 Wisconsin ave nue northwest. .n.,i Socialist party-Social and suppe-. followed by dance. ANACOSTIA. The nandle Highlands Citizens' As soclatlon will meet tomorrow night in the ollice oi tne ini' -i n" ....., Company, in Minnesota avenue. Tho bnskcthall team of Hmmanuel Church wns defeated In Alexandria last week hy team representing tho ir glnta Athletic Association. the ltev. William K. Callender, rec tor ot Christ Church, Kensington. Md.. will preach tonight in Kmmanuel cnurch, The Friendly League, of this suburb, an oiganlzntlon composed of a numpei of ptomlnent women, has orrillaten with tho Federation of Women e Cltms or this District. improvements are liolng made at tho pUini of tho nshington Stool nnd Ord nnncc" Compnny. necessltntliig the siuit ting down of the works until midnight tonight. Tho ltev O Leroy White, pastor or th Anacostta M; K. Church. Is urging his members to attend some or tho "Billy" Sunday meetings in Baltimore. I inoui poticiy, adii In District Is Proposed Maher Bill Also Would Prolect People From Empiricism. , Measure' Touches a Sore Spot, and Is Drastic. Causes Trouble In Bill Clerk's Office. By THEODORE TILLER 'A bill to regulate the practice or podiatry in the District of Columbia." Cor. L. J. Hall, the chief bill clerk of the House of Representatives, scratched hl hoad. Thla has been the habit of men perplexed since Adam be came worried about the Insidious activi ties of the first serpent. During tho years that he has been connected with the bill room of th House, Colonel Hall haa handled bills and resolutions covering almost every topic under the sun. A bill to regulate the length or hatpins, proposals to spend 11.000.000,000 on the navy, resolutions to Investigate the high cost of living, a request for an In quiry Into the "Baseball trust." and measures to regulate tho railroads, con trol the cold storage of eggs, or nen- slon a favorite constituent of some Con gressman, have never caused the em ployes or the bill clerk'a office to bat an eelld. The Bill Is Drastic. But there was a. bill, Introduced oy Conpressman Maher of New Tork, to curb the practice of podiatry, and pro posing, furthermore, "to protect the people from empiricism in relation thereto." The new man in the bill clerk'a of fice averred he didn't know sutfh a thlnr existed in the District of Colum bia, although he'd always had his sus picions. The evils of a city, he com plained, pass all understanding. Meanwhile. Colonel Hall continued to scratch his head and recall that some where he had heard something about jiuuiBirj. ine coionei said he a ex plain the mystery in a minute. A newspaper correspondent or so drifted In. A passing; doorkeeper said ho hoped the bill didn't refer to prize fights, because they are already rege lated out of existence in the District. It was a pity, he suggested, that not even a boxing exhibition between such -e'elirltus ns Mr. Jess WillarJ ! Mr. rrn:ik it-'f m. c.n b staged ne.-; The Maher bill went on to say. across several pages or typewriting, that podi atry ought to be regulated. Persons who practice the art It was Inferred from reading the bill are rather a bad lot. and should be under the constant su pervision of the health ofricer of the District or Columbia. The bill was Just as drastic as a Richmond Pearson Hobson resolution for national prohi bition. It Dawns Upon Them. And t.ieu il t'awned upm folanei Ilsl nnd t'ic rll clerks! "Podiatry? Why. that's corn doctor- Inc. You know the corn doctors of our boyhood davs?" Why. of course. It Is. therefore, proper today to call a convention of the Amalgamated Order or Bunion Owners. What stand shall be taken on the Maher bill? Are the ' v. n ilictors t- be driven r'otr. our midst, like so many money changers? Older members or Consress will per haps Leave a al(jh or regret when they hear of the Maher campaign. The memories of boyhood seances with the traveling tlnkerer with corns ana bun Ions will be recalled as legislators con template a bill that would regulate the Cost of Expedition Estimated by Baker The punitive expedition into Mexico and the authorization ror 10,000 addi tional recruit ror the army during the Mexican troubles will cost at least t 807.O94.ll berore the end of the present fiscal )ear. An appropriation for this amount was requested or a subcommittee or the House Committee on Appropriations by Secretary Newton D. Haker, who made hla first official appearance before a committee of Congress yesterday arter- nn. . ..... Eight aeroplanes are to be included In the additional equipment incident to the expedition Into Mexico. Tills would in dicate that the Government ia greatly to Increase Hi scouting activities. For Fiscal Year Only. Subsistence and pay or the enlarged army, transportation and supplies, more horses and camp garrison equipage are among the Items Included In Secretary Baker's estimates before the House com mittee. The near JS.OOO.OOO deficiency ap propriation is for the remainder or tb fiscal year only. K.rr.iarv linker told the committee the deficiency approprlatron was neces arv heeause of the resolution recently passed by Congress authorizing a tem porary addition of 20,000 lecrults to the army ann mcauso m mo viiuoc u. ...,. The committee will report a bill ear ning the desired appropriation on Mon- (.'.r.iapv nnker was accomnanied by MbJ. Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief of attrff, and Brig. Gen. Henry O. Sharpeof the quartermaster corps. That it Is desired to aend to the Mex ican border at once eight additional nAniaii.a wan announced bv Secretnry Baiter In detailing to the committee the iipporllonment or me emergent)- uiiinw .eln tlnn The Secretary was heard at an execu- t ve session or an Appropnu ''.!.... V.,,1 II VL-am autri that till cuiiiiiiiiicc, ...... -- ;; - - , ... Mex can invasion was nui uiv-un.u detail nor waa the Secretary asked how IMCTUnKS IN THE NUItSEIlY. Historic Print Prelerrea By Some Mother to 'Mother Goose." (From Harper's Bazar.) A giiMt manv nurseries and play rooms have a rhelf built in. thrne fuet or so rrom the celling, on which ninny Measures ttie Upt and above, this usually are stcnullrd animals and Motner Gooso characters to nniuso tho children. Wouldn't It be more Instructive, more uplirtlng and InMnltely lovelier to hav.i pictures of Tonnyiron'a he ruos or the chat acton of mythology or Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales." In fact any of the hundred classics which .. h. reml as well as portrayed, and gradually accustom the young child to l call) ko.mI stories and poems. Instead of "this I'ttlc pig went to market?" Thrro hio nunibeilcss prints of differ rnt kinds, lelatlvo to places of historic Interest l events, which, If P ctorlally Improved on the receptive mind, aro mom readily slorett away until such times a th poetry, history and mytho logy they depict may be learned. of Podiatry deft manipulation or a trusty razor, or tho adhesiveness of a plaster spread amply about the afflicted toe. It Is but a commentary on the pass ing of the old order of thing. Podia try, it seemu (although few evor knew it was that), must go tho way of sassa fras tea, bluemass and calomel, fresh drawn herb Juice and tho odoriferous asafoetlda bag that hung warnlngly about one's neck. Just now It Is impossible to say why Congressman Maher has gono on the warpath against that American Institu tionthe corn doctor. Perhaps Mr Maher hasn't a corn; perhaps' ho has one and it won't como off, or somebody has stepped upon It. - Touches a Sore Spot. There is no doubt, howover, that In Introducing an anti-corn doctor bill Mr Maher has touched a aore spot. There are many who will rise up to defend the honored wlclder of a sharp razor nd will cry aloud that he be allowed to continue his kindly ministrations. al men, in particular, may be counted as smong the opponents of the Maher bill. No fat man can glvo the 213? tJ'n,t,on t0 Pedal affllctMn and sc-racbody must bend over and do the work for him. ..However, the Maher bill docs not en tirely Witt-hold relief. U provide that those who practice podiatry iliall be examined tinder the supervision of tho Health Office, and shall bo regularly licensed to practice their art. It U fur ther stipulated that no person shall ope late unlesi be shall have had n tour cars' course In a recognized high school or Un equivalent. A concession is made In that practi tioners or the present may continue their calling ir able to show that they spent one year In a high school, aer January 1. 1117. they must show a high fcchnol courro or two years, and by J KM tho full roree of the four-year restric tion is to become cffcctU'o. The connection between a hlch school course and podiatry Is not cleaily re ealed, but It Is assumed that persons graduating from such courser, of learn ing will know till about the ninnln t.nd derivation of tho word "podiatry." Aa to Empiricism. Another thing, (he Maher bill forbids "corn doctoring" by persons who havo been convicted of crime involving moral turpitude, and those of alcoholic ten dencies. There'll be no razor wielding by unsteady hands. As to "empiricism." it appears that an empiric Is one "who departs from established rules and conventions or generally accepted principles, relying en his own profesaed experience. Hence, in modern medicine, an unskilled physician who merely oxpeii ments; a iuacJc" The Maher bill was referred to tho House District Committee, which Is at rady beset with trotjblen becnuso it Jocks llko few District matters will ret before the House during tho remainder of the session. Congress now haa before It National defense. Philippine Indepen dence, revenue legislation, the tariff commission bill, the ship purchase bill, conservation measures, a dozen appro priation bills, and several thousands other legislative proposals not over looking the newest legislative recruit. the regulation of podiatry. long he expected the troops to bt en raged in that country. Estimates submitted to the commute by Secretary Baker say that "of the total amount required 17,330,071.86 li needed in consequence or the additional enlisted strength authorized by House Joint resolution. No. 18. and $1,417,017.2: tor urgent expenditures brought about by the present extraordinary conditions prevailing nlong tho Mexican border." Included In the estimates is 1600,000 ror "radio installations, motorcycles and motor-driven vehicle, provided that not more than JWO.0OO ot the foregoing; shall be used for trie purchase, main tenance, repair and operation of air ships and other machines and acces sories in the aviation section." A note expalns that "the urgent necessity ror this appropriation arise? from the situation now existing on th Mexican border In connection with the movements or tho expeditionary column of the army." Apportionment of Money. The apportionment of the emergency appropriation Is given as follows In the Secretary's estimates: Pay, etc.. of the army ,SM,mA', Mileage to officers and con tract surgeons 20,000 Of Subsistence of the army 790,RM.W Regular supplier, 67S.023.M Incidental expenses 56,960. Sf Horses for cavalry, artillery, engineers, etc 1,529,000.0( Barracks and quarters 33.000.0C Transportation of the army and its supplies 1,355,447.2! Water and sewers at military posts 60.110.U Clothing and camp and gnrri- , son equipage 1,2SO,S50.0C Medical and Hosrltal Depart ment 37.500.0C Ordnance service. 20,000.of Manufacture ot arms 6.000.0C Ordnnnce stores and supplies.. B44.OO0.OC Bignal service of the army.... 600.000.0C Total... S.807,001.11 "The Brt Ar Poem.1 (Janchcster Guardian,) Robert Service, tho Canadian writer, who is at present engaged in Bed Cross work in France, has sent to the Paris correspondent of an English paper what he describes as "the best war poem I have seen." The verses, which Mr Service say.i, were found by a French inct on tho body of an English vil dir killed at the Maine, run as follows: They nay that war Is hell, tho oreat accurst, The .-ilu ImponMble to bo forgiven; Yet I can look upon It at Its worst. And ttlll sco blue In heaven. For when I noto how nobly naturoi form Under the wur'd led rain. I deom it true That He who mado the carthquako and the storm Pcrchanre made battles, too. As n matter of fact, the lines were written in a time of profound peace like most good war poems, "nd by a man who wits a, ecclesiastic, not n soldier Thol aiithoi waa Dr. Alex ander, tho late lottl pilmate ot Ireland, nnd they were) flrnt published In the Tlmea soma seven or eight year ago.