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THE VASHTNGTON TIMES: TT3ESDAY NOVEMBER 21; 1916.
totsred as second etas matter at the Post.
fjTle at Washington, D. C.
PUBLISHED EVEtVT BVBNINO
fljr tho Washington Times Company,
TOE MUNBET BUILDING. renna. Art.
! FRANK A. MUNSEY, President
Jt.H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary.
I, iC H. POPE, Trensurer.
On Tear (Including Sunday), tl.M.
...U Months. 11.75. Three Months. ta.
(TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1916.
- MUNICIPAL DAIRY AdAIN
Tho Tristato Milk ( nn ission,
representing PennBylvamn, Mary
land, and Delaware, listened yester
day at Philadelphia to Dr. J. N.
Rosonbcrgcr, dairy farm adviser to
tho Pennsylvania department of ajr
riculturc. Dr. Roscnbergcr, one of
tho real dairy authorities and .dairy
Economic experts of tho country, ad
vocated a municipal dairy as tho
xheana to eliminate the worst wastes
lb milk purveyance.
"Dr. Rosenbergcr and other speak
ers followed with singular fidelity
tho line of reasoning which tho
Maryland and Virginia Milk Pro
ducers' Association adopted in advo
cating recently this samo solution.
The analysis of, the wastes in tho
milk business, both on the farm in
production, and in the city in distri
bution, was an analysis thoroughly
familiar to the people of Washing
ton, because it was presented here
several months ago. The tristnte
commission seems to have added
nothing to the experience and argu
ment presented by the milk pro
ducers of this territory. It has, how
ever, emphasized and re-enforced the
Remand for a municipal establish
ment in the interest of greater effi
ciency. The Maryland-Virginia pro
i duccrs, after detailed study of the
possibilities of the municipal dairy
and a co-operative dairy owned by
tho producers, have committed them
selves to the municipal plun. The
executive committee of the organiza
tion has taken this view by unani
mous voice. Wherever thorough,
disinterested inquiry into milk condi
tions is brought to a logical Conclu
sion, the substance of this plan is
brought forward at the end.
A CATTLE KINQ'S ROMANCE
Henry Miller, immigrant boy from
Germany, was a butcher's apprentice
in New York till he saved money
enough to get to California in tho
early gold days. Ho went in for
land and cattle rather than mining,
and became the greatest landowner
in.America. He owned 800,000 acres
in California, 500,000 acres in Ore
gon, vast tracts in Nevada, Arizona,
Idaho, Montana, and Washington. At
one time the concern he controlled
owned 80,000 cattle and 100,000
A few weeks ago Miller died in
California, practically penniless. It
falls out that three years ago, being
then eighty-eight years old, he
ileedcd practically his entire prop
erty to his daughter, in order to
avoid inheritance tax when he should
Perhaps the stratagem will suc
ceed. Surely the spirit of it de
serves to be reproved. The man who
can come here nn alien youth, get
an empire practically given .to him
,from the public domain, and then so
Rightly regard his obligation to so
cjety as to beat it out of its dues
cwhen he sees the end of his mar
Tclously successful life ahead, is not
precisely the sort of citizen this
country most needs.
IS NEW YORK PROVINCIAL?
1 Sydney Brooke, English uuthor,
nas in New York election day. He
saw Broadway whoop it up for
Hughes when it thought he was
elected, and go to bed satisfied that
the election was over when the re
turns from Manhattan, Jersey, and
Illinois were at hand. It awoke the
next day to learn its error. Mr.
Brooke concludes that New York is
hopelessly provincial, thus lining up
ith a great body of American who
in latter jrars have vastly enjoyed
the discovery, which somebody made
'for them, that this was what ailed
New York. Quite the commonest re
mark about New York is that it
doesn't know there is any United
States west of the Hudson.
Perfectly good reading; but it
'doesn't gee with the facts. New
York was no worse fooled on election
night than Washington, or any other
town. The newspapers of the prov
inces, went wrong early in the night,
-'annftuncing" or "conceding" the
electlqn of Mr. Hughes, just as did
Yhosftof New York. People who hhd
wagered on Wilson, confident that
they knew American public opinion
wr" un gh to .oistify the 1 1 (.,
t ent to lied tli.-r 'l w ith n
ft , a hey '''' had
guessed all v-oiiy. It isn't easy
to ba. one's faith against the
mat.oiiuti s of the bulletin board
Vrhcn u'h an one' way.
New York is not entitled to bo
A h knowing nothing about
TIhmi is i mighty iargo
My intelligent Ameri-
ifii wanting to learn
t vmt' going on in
1 ",'i- for NVv Yori.
. Spiv ' ipply in
i! ' at s '.
i mar i
about a wido variety of American
subjects: 'railroad earnings, coppers,
crops, Socialism, literature, art "I
pretty much anything. New York
knows America,, but not anybody in
New York knows all about all
America. New York has its infor
mation indexed, subdivided, filed
away, available. It has the best in
formation there is, and the most of
it, if one just knows where to find it;
and a particular kind of informa
tion Ja likely to be in the possession
of he New Yorkers who have tho
most use for that kind.
As to being provincial, the dis
covery that n Presidential election
can be won without New York will
merely waken up the town and
counteract any tendency it may
havo to be provincial.
CABRERA AND THE MEXICAN
At the time when the International
Joint Commission on Mcbcican af
fairs was named, The Times pointed
out that Mr. Luis Cabrera as a mem
ber of that body was altogether like
ly to prove an obstacle to any satis
factory adjustment of, relations be
tween thq two countries. It was
opined then that Mr. Cabrera would
be found to have ideas of his own
relating to his program for handling
tho financial reorganization of Mex
ico that would not be regnrded with
favor by the American Government.
Recent events have in impressive
fashion demonstrated the accuracy
of this analysis. Mr. Cabrera is
credited with intruding the one ele
ment of antagonism to an agreement
that promised at least the chance of
a settlement. Moreover, he appear?,
though he is but one of three on the
Mexican side of the commission, to
entertain so large a measure of the
first chief's confidence thnt he is able
to lay down terms nnd make them
represent the purposes of his gov
It occurs to the disinterested ob
server that an inquiry into the fiscal
policy of Mrf Cabrera, and his plans
for the future, might illumine the
rensons for his present attitude. If
Mr. Cabrera is interposing conditions
which are calculated to make ad
justments impossible, the Washing
ton Government should understand
precisely why he is doing so. If hi
is able, by the use of his "liberum
veto," to enforce his own terms now,
it may easily happen that in future
his conditions will, when they are
fully understood, be such as to null!
ify any agreement now reached. Mr.
Cabrera has looked from the begin
ning as the most inharmonious ele
ment in this conference. He looks
now like the threatening factor that
may wreck the entire effort. If he
is going to make his attitude, some
time in future, so objectionable as to
compel Washington to demand his
retirement or the abandonment of
his projects, that demand might as
well be made now as hereafter, pro
vided sound reasons can now be de
veloped in support of such a demand.
FIQHTINQ HIQH PRICES
Reports of the garbage collectors
of the District indicate that the
high cost of living may not be nn
unmixed evil. ,For the last two
months, and thus far in November,
the quantity of garbage collected
here has run from 20 to 25 per cent
in quantity behind the amount col
lected in the same period last year.
There also has been a marked falling
off in quality that is, in richness
and fat content.
All of which means that Wash
ington housewives, in advance of the
war on waste planned by one wom
an's club, have taken up the cudgel
against the kitchen leaks, and are,
getting full value of the foods they
Every treatise on dietetics com
plains" that Americans consume too
much meat, eggs, and other rich and
fatty foods the commodities mainly
affected by present high prices. One
domestic science expert has asserted
it is possible, losing nothing of
variety and nourishment, to keep the
family budget within the amount ex
pended a year or two ago.
Refusal of housewives to stop buying
the foodstuffs that are high priced,
or to buy them in lesser quantities,
is a characteristic American trait.
If the high prices force women to
buy intelligently and avoid waste,
the cost of living may be worth the
price in experience.
AlOVIE CENSORSHIP DIFFI
CULTIES The Monday Evening Club de
serves credit for bringing to Wash
ington last evening a group of men
qualified to talk, from years of ex
perience and study, about the prob
lot 13 of motion picture censorship.
An t all the discussion of these men
of Washington social workers,
thTo still arc a few facts about the
general principles of censorship
which need to be remembered.
lii every argument about motion
picture censorship there nlways is
much talk about freedom of the
press and freedom of speech. Now,
to those who think in facts and not
in w or-ls, these outstanding realities
must bo apparent:
The press docs not have unlimited
freedom to print what it desires. It
i restrained by libel laws against
printing that which would be hurtful
' liiduals; it is estopped by
i a) regulations against printing
much that would offend good tasto '
and (rood morals, '
Similar restrictions prevail in re
spect to book publication. Efforts
to purchase a certain recent novel of
acknowledged literary merit, writ
ten In serious vein by a thoughtful
author, will be mot with tho an
nouncement that this book has been
withdrawn from publication. It can
not be bought, it cannot bo borrowed
As for the freedom of speech
ask the promoters of tho Birth Cpn
trol League whether Bpcech is froo
Thin is not nn argument for cen
sorship. Tho weight -41 thoughtful
opinion seems to be against it. But
these facts ought to bo considered In
discussing the problem. Motion pic
tures themselves arc now under a
censorship. Cities mny ovado call
ing it that by placing power In tho
hands of the polico or of a license
commissioner. But it amounts to
the same thing. "
Washington has a censorship. Re
cently a rule was passed hero
against nudity on the screen. Even
tho National Board of Censorship
has changed lis name to the Na
tional Board of Review. Tho board
now terms its work "editorial co
The hardest task of all Is to pierce
through a maze of words and atart
on a premise of fact.
Hediarlng the Moot.
Hundreds of people have written
million of words during th.i past
three or four yearn on HOW TO H13-
DUCK YOTTTt FLESH.
A subject at leant equally Important
has been conspicuously neglected-
how to itnnucK vouit sow-
We enrounten them on every hand;
Fat Souls. Swollen Souls, Heavy
Souls. Wheezy Souls. Souls that Need
Souls, Flabby Souls.
Gorged with the fats and smci's of
sentimentality, some of them are, till
they waddle when they try to walk,
like a childless spinster's pet dog.
Let us digress long; enough to ad
mit that when Ive wrote "chlldb'ss
spinster' we were hurried. . . ". Hut
let tia not prolong the digression suf
ficiently to explain our reasons for
allowing this slip .of the pen to
stand. . . .
How. then. , shall we reduce the
First, shall we not endeavor to dis
cover Just what It Is that makes the
Home Years Ago.
Some fifteen or eighteen years ago,
when we wore our hair long, nnd
sported m brg flabby bow tie, and
were an art student, and pulled quite
.seriously all the stuff we Josh Mm
Fothergll Finches for pulling now,
we belonged to a little Croup of Seri
ous Drinkers who used to tank up on
Omar. In one year we put twenty
seven astral pounds onto our Soul by
Dending the Psychic F.lbow. Plush!
Slush! Slush! day nnd night! thero
was nothing to It' we were all of us
regular dare devils in those days!
That Omnrlan alcohol used to be a
great Inducer of fatty degeneration of
the Soul; the Fitzgerald translation
was sweet enough, but the Le !al
.llenne version was so saccharine that
It turned the liver to fudge.
Keat's "Kndymlon" should also be
avoided, except by lean spirits. .It Is
not only honeyed, but a bit syrirpy In
spots. His Odes, however, never
cloy. Recently we have heard of a
young female Soul, of a good family,
that put on twelve pounds In spite of
personal and ancestrial strait luring,
with one perusal of John Gala
worthy's "The Dark Flower." .Mr
Galswoithy Is an exceptionally good
chef; he makes one forget that "The
Dark Flower" Is confectionery, and so
one eats with a better conscience. Hut
this gentleman makes some very good
sour pickles, too; and one meal a bit
too sweet and a little too scented
should not be held up against him.
The Great Question.
But each one of ua has these soul
fattening books, plrfys, pictures on
his conscience. The great question
is, How shall we reduce? Are there
any simple home exercises?
Well, there's always Browning.
Some learn to skip from peak to peak
Hko mountain goats. And there's
Walt Whitman, the Cosmic rowdy,
who will teach your Soul to alt on
top of the Itcoky mountains with a
sublime sunset haloing Its head and
expectorate tobacco Julco into the
Grand Canyon. And there's Words,
worth, although some would rather
toke up algebra.
Some souls, like some bodies, are
born fat, and nothing one can do, how
ever heroic, will havo any effect upon
them 9 , ,
If yours Is of this sort, you may
just an well, give It up at once, and
save yourself the expense and pains.
Our aim has been to be suggestive
In this matter rather than directly Il
luminative or Informative anyhow. It
Is our Impression that something
should be done. We meet so many
ouls Fat Souls, Flabby . Sjouls,
'Wheezy Souls, Adipose Soula that
need Itl DON MAItQUlS,
LETTERS TO TIES
0 U T TOPIC
Discussions By Readers on
Various Matters of .Public
Opera, "The Pearl Fishers," Was
Sung Here for First Time on May
To the Bdl'tor of TIIK TIMES:
I noticed the following In The
"Washington can supplement a
statement made from the Now York
Metropolitan Opera House which an
nounces that their opening opera of
tho. season, 'The I'oarl Fisher,' by
Blxot, has never before been sung
In Its entirety in this country.
"'The Pearl Fishers' was given In
Washington by the Hlnrlchs Grand
Opera Company some twenty years
ago. A libretto for thin organiza
tion was published In New York In
lHlt.'l by Herman Grau. It Is probable
that the performance here, at the old
Academy of Music, was within a few
years of that date."
"The Pearl Fishers" was sung by
the Hlnrlchs Grand Opera Company,
for tho first time In Washington, at
tho Academy of Musfc on Friday
night, May 17, 1805.
A. I. MUDD.
Washington, Nov. 20, 1010.
Declares Government Employes Are
Entitled to Saturday HalMIoll
day Under the Law.
To the Kdltor of THE TIMES:
May I Invite attention to certain
errors which often appear In the
newspapers of this city when ref
erence Is made to Saturday half-holidays
for 'Government employes.
These articles Invariably contain
statements to the effect that the
headH of certain departments contem
plate "granting" Saturday half-holidays
to employes of the Government
on duty In Washington for the entire
year, purporting to grant relief, and
leaving the impression of n gift or
concession; when, as a matter of
fact, the law grants it In positive
terms (.11 Stat., 1105, as urhtnded by
Ul! Stat., 5trt).
The act of March IC, 1M8 (30 Stat..
310), requires of all clerks and other
employes of the Executive Depart
ments not less than seven hours of
labor each day "except Sunduys and
days declared public holidays by law
or Executive order;" therefore, the
heads of departments are without au
thority to permit employes to worW
fewer hours than fixed by statute
They may, however, b a special
statutory piovlslon, "extend the hours
of labor" without additional com
pensallon, provided the extension be
mnde In the manner that the law
permits. The only method of exten
sion which tho law permits is "by
special order, stating the reason,
for the extension CM Stat.. .110). An
extension by any other method is an
In fixing holidays Congress has
Included "every Saturday after 1
n'clock noon" (.11 Stat . 140.1), pur
ling them In the Identical class as
to being "holidays" as July 4, Christ
inns. etc. but, on .lanunry O, 1001.
Thcodoie Itoosevelt. then President of
tin- I'nlted Slates, by a general order,
undertook to abolish all Saturday
halfhollduys except from July 1 to
September 30 of each year.
Hint period, the order read
ments may close at 1 p. in.
The order mentioned did not com
ply with the Htntutes, because it was
general In character Instead of spe
clnl, mid gave no reason for the so
called extension. In other words. It
wan an attempt to abolish certain
designated holidays by a sweeping
older without any reason assigned.
President Itoosevelt was without
nuthorlty to Issue surh an order:
nevertheless, he Issued It, and the
practice contlmies, except for a slight
change n h to dates
In view of these facts, may I sug
gest that when reference Is made to
this matter it be properly stated;
and. Instead of saying that the de
partments fontemplate granting Sat
urday half-holidays during the entire
year, that these articles read that
the heads of departments contem
plate ceaslug to withhold the Satur
day hulf-hoTH&y" to which all clerks
and other employes of the Govern
ment on duty In the District of Co
lumbia are entitled under the law.
.1 WILI.AHD GUEENE.
Washington, Nov. 20. 101(1.
Solution Offered for Problem of
Granting Saturday Half-Holiday
the Year Around.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
The following Is submitted ns a so
lution of the much-tnlked'Of Satur
day hnlf-hnlldny he ear around for
So far ns observed, the only objec
tion to grnntlng this half-holldny "to
the clerks Is the iictunl loss of time
on novernmeut work and tho result
ing problem of keeping the work up
to standard in the departments.
The answer Is this: Add an hour's
work uiul an hour's pay each day to
each employe, making (lovernmcut
working hours the regular eight hours
per day. Then grant the employes
their legal half-holidays every Sntur
ilny. This will not onb solve the half
holiday question, but will go n long
way toward solving another very
pressing problem tho high cost of
IIvIiik-4-ho fur us Government clerks
nre concerned, because they will then
receive an Increased wage .of approxi
mately one-seventh their present sal
aries for one-seventh more service
Such au adjustment will likewise be
beneficial to the departments In that
the number of employes need not be
Increased for some time to come to
take care of the Increasing volume of
husluess; present housings will meet
future requirements for n longer peri
It Is belloved that a large majority
of the Government clerks will wel
come such an opportunity of working
nn extra hour for an extrn hour's pay.
Of course, it Is entirely. out of mind
to think of a groat nnd Just employer,
such ns Uncle Sam, exacting an extrn
hour's labor without due compensa
tion. While this would not be an Increaso
of snlarlcs, In the ordinary sense. It
would Increaso the earning capacity
of each employe by about one-seventh
of his present salary, which Is cer
tnlnly something to be considered
these days. .
Ono other Important point Is favor
of Buch a plan lies In the removal of
the Government clerk from the so
considered privileged class of em
ployes. Ho would then be on an
eight-hour basis, the same as his
brother-workers elsewhere, and as a
direct result of this chnnge legisla
tion looking to the Improvement of
his conditions, suoh ns civil service
retirement plans, will be greatly sim
plified, since the cry throughout the
country, against tho privileged Gov
ernment clerks will nt once be hUBhed,
JOHN C. MUI.KOHD.
Washington. Nov 20, 10111,
High Divorce Mark.
CHICAGO. Nov. Ul One djvorce to
every six marriages Is the record
Cook county hung up In October.
TEA PARTY GIVES JOY
Homeless Youngsters Will Long
DnmnmrtAP Dlnrtonrno Affnrrl-'
ed Them Yesterday.
Clad once more In their everyday
gingham dresses the children of tho
Washington Foundling Home today
cherished ecstatic memories of Ico
cream, cake, nnd the hundreds of vis
Itois who came to their tea yesterday
The big parlors could not have been
more- festive If some philanthropic
soul had given n huge birthday prtrly
for the Institution. To begin with,
each one of the sixty 'children wore
his or her best frock. Most of tho
little girls wore white, with crispy
outstanding skirts and huge butterfly
bow that bobbed violently. Thti
little boys were gay in Oliver Twist
suits with plnK or blue trousers and
On the veranda, where lefresh
ments were served, squeals of youth-
fill delight rang out fiom time toT
.1..,.. a.. .n,n. I.-I,tlv n,tl-nn trtnf. '
hut eh of children to stllnned Ice
crenm and angle raise
NVnrlv nil tho visitors nccentpil the
Invl.nt on"' o go unstahs. where a
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aUA .i.a.,1 'riimifrii tiioii- miin nrr.
eluded the possibility of revolving
callers downstairs with the young
men and womctn ns old ns Hv yeurs,
their chuckles of greeting made
everv ono feel at home.
Ha'by .lones was about tho only ono
too ill to Join In the jollification. Ills
rough has persisted so long that he
lias not gained as a healthy little boy
should. Indeed, no onn would think
to look at him that he is over two
months old. He is scarcely linger
than a nfcw born baby, nnd his gasp
ing cough Is growing fainter ns his
small reservo of vitality ebbs away.
Chnnces of Heeovery.
Mrs. ,T. Lawrence holly, head of the
home, looks very grave ns she speaks
of the llttlo fellow's chances of re
covery. .Tho tea yesterday lnstod from 3 to
7. Ily supper time nt ." o'clock some
of the tiniest children wero nodding,
and It wns only a few who stayed up
to say good-hy to tho last visitors,
long after tno usinii iiruiiiiir.
a uiiiiRt.tiittnl amount was raised by
tho sale of refreshments, fnncy nrtl
cles, candy, nnd llowcrs. Tills will be
devoted to paying the oxponses of tho
homo nnd making the lives of the
Blxty children Just so much happier.
GRAND LODGE VISITS
Masonic Templo Scene of Large
The annual visitation .of the CJrand
Lodge of Masons of the District of Co
lumbia was made to Pcntalpha Lodge,
No. 23, F. A. A. M at Masonic Temple
last night before ono of the largest
gatherings of tho your.
Tho following program was provided:
Selection, Ilukcman's orchestra ; vocul
solo. Charles Meyers ; specialty, I, S.
Goldsmith and W. 13. Fookcs ; pipe or
gan solo. Holla (I. Onyun; nddrcss, Itov,
.In i Acs Shcra Montgomery , selection,
llakcmnn's orchestra , remarks by A,
It. It.' Onyun, master I'entalphn Lodge,
nnd W W .lermane, grand nmi-ter.
A rising Mile of thanks wna given
llem LnnshiirKh for his gift of n large
American Hug to 1'cntiilpha Lodge.
WITH THE STRONGER.
WHAT'S GOING ON IN
I Mnr "N'atur Korc tt Work. CT
I Ixjuln Arnutrnni, before Men's Brotherhood
! ot Hamllne Methodlut Cplicppal Church, at
! 8 p. in.
Hpeech Hlephen K. Kramer, "HuniJay School
Advent Offerlne for Dloceian MlMtons," t
inectlnc of Hunday benool inautute, ,:JU p.
eetlnit membership committee. Y
M. C. A.,
k i'. in
Meeilnit, eieruthc sr.d taehliic forcea of
school, in Central lllxli School, dlicutilon
r r teachrr retirement law. auiplcea of
HUh School Teachers' Union, I p. m.
MeeiliiK. Caellc Society of Washington, 1340
New York axeniie northnrtat, S p. m. v
Entertainment for blind In Library of Con
res, hnrp recital by Mrs. Marmlon
llrilup. 815 p. m.
MecilnK. Treasury Prancli. Federal Eniplojss'
I'nlon. O. A. It. Hall, T.JO p. ni,
Meeting, Columbia Historical Society, ban
quet hnll, Shoreham Hotel, S p. m.
Entertainment, Home Club, molnc pictures,
15 p. in.
Meeting. Federal Watchmen's Union, Tpo
crnplitcil Temple. S p. ni.
A'ldren. Dr. It. W. Daicnnll, "New Social
'onpoouine of Negro," before llethel Lit
erary and Historical AnxlaMon, S u. tn.
i MeetltiE, Enoslnlan Society, to debate enact
ment more stringent naturalization laws, at
(i, w. r s p, in.
MeetliiE, Women's Itellef Association, at 1,40
Ijiimint street. 1:30 p. m.
Meeting. Carroll Law Club, of Georgetown
1 diversity, to debate eight-hour law, nt J
Entertnlnnient. Delia Chapter Phi Mu Sugma
rrniernltj. t DoukUs M. E. Church, 8.15
smoker and buffet lunch. President's Own
tiarrlenu. No. !(H. Army and Navy I'nlon.
, fl A n. Hnll. K II. 111.
! Meeting, student touiicll, U. W. f.. to con-I
I ",,l'r lrnus rooting, ileorge WAshlngtou-
lieorgetonn game. In law school, 8 p, ni.
.nn-i .m.iii .n..,'. " " .. inio
,, t. National Uuard. I. street Armory
Meeting, membership committee, Y. W. C. A.
nt 6 p. III.
Mnsnnlr Armlnlus, No Mi National, No. 15;
l.nFaette, No. 19; LsFayelte, No. 5. Itoj-al
Arch Masons; Mithras Lodge of Perfection,
Scottlih lllte; Fidelity. No., W, Eastern
Odd Fellows-Amity, No. 17: Washington,
No. (; (iolden llule. No. 21; Mount Pleasant,
No :i Fidelity. Nn. T. Hebekahs.
ICnlKlit of I thlin Webster, No. 7; Excel
sior. No. 14; Capital. No. 14; Myrtle, No. :5.
National Union Pressmen's Council.
KnlRlits of Columbus Carroll Council.
II. V. O. Elks Membership committee.
HelnHi'o-tlAllet Kusse, SMS P. m.
National "Chin Chin," S:15 p. in.
II. l- Keith's Vaudeville, 1:15 and :15 p. m.
Poll's "Little Olrl Ood Forgot." 8:15 p. m.
(iioety llurlesquc. '-':16 and 8:13 p, m.
Lyceum Iltirlesque, 3 and 8:15 p. ni.
Cosmos Vaudeillle. 1:30 to 11 p. m.
Lien's Columbia Photoplays, 10 a. m. To 11
flHrden Phnloplajs. 10 a. in. to 11 n. m.
Strand-Photoplays, 10 a. in. to 11 p. m.
Meeting, Irish History Btudy Club, at 11U
rmirlh street northeast, II p. m.
Meeting, French Becllon, at 1:0 Twenty-third
street, 3 P. m.
Card party, auspices Ladles' Co-operative
Improvement Boclety, of Silver Spring, Md
beuelH Social Service League of Montgom
ery county, 8 p. in.
Concert, Washington College of Music, at
Ourley Memorial Presbyterian Church, 3:15
Masonic Harmony. No. 17: Waahlnston
Council, No, 1, Itoyal and Select Masters;
Naomi. No. 3. Eastern Star
Odd Fellows Eastern. No. 7; Federal City,
No. 20; Harmony, No. 9; Mt. Pleasant, No.
.$. Itebckahs. .
Knights of I'ythlas-Mount VerfSon, No. S;
Hermlone, No, 12; Union, No. ;i; Columbia,
No. it; Friendship Temple, No. 0; Pythian
Sisters; entertainment, ways and means
committee, Pythian Temple.
Improved Order of Ited Men-Osceola Tribe,
White Eagle Tribe,
Tatrlotlo Order ot Amirlcan-Camp No. 1
and No. :, oyster auppar.
Lecture, "Same and Other Islands of the
South Seas," by F. H. Hyde, at T. Myers
Mason House, 11:30 a. m.
Address. "Safetyi First." bv Haymond W.
Pullman, Superintendent of Police, at meet
ing of Washington Safety First Association,
Public Library, 8 p. in.
Interpretative dancing. Miss Norma Srhnrn
Iriier and Ellama lllakemnse. In-fore Young
Women's I'hrlHtlan Association, I p. in.
Meeting, Central Nurlhuesl Cllicnv CMc
Herr Sche'demann Quotes Al
leged Views of the Imperial
LONDON, Nor. 21. Much excite
ment has. been caused in Germany bv
the publication In Vorwaerts. the 5n
clallst organ, of an exceptionally
frnnk plea for pence by Heir Schelde
nann, head of the section of Socialist
In theO Reichstag, who hnve upheld
the Kaiser since the beginning of tli
The article Is headed, "Defense nnd
Peace," und says:
"An attitude of absolute victory i
impossible for either side. It Is well
that we recognize this and make tin
our minds that we must be satisfied n
we can keep the enemy nt bay. Wh
therefore should peace not be madr
Alleged Vleim of Chancellor.
"We can summarize the Impetlni
chancellor's lews. on peace as f'
"First. Germany never wanted wni
VSecond, tills war Is for German
merely a defensive war.
"Third. Germany never intended l
"Fourth. Germany Is ready at an
moment to join an International pern
".Surely this is a sufficient basis fm
peace negotiations. If our enemies
do not really wish to destiny us. then
there Is no neresslty for them to con
tlnuo the war. If tho enemy now
throws aside the neutral offer of ni'
diation, which cannot be long in com
ing. thev will bo lesiionsihle for tli-
rontiuuatlon of the slaughter. Must
wo for tho third time spend riirlstmns
on the battlefield? If so, it will he
neither our fault nor our wish"
Storm of I'rotest.
yUie article hns brought forth a
stirm ojf protest. Count von llevenl
low, writing In tho Notdeutscher Zei
tung, calls the article tantamount I"
treason, and urges Chancellor mmi
nethmann-Hollweg to disavow Inun'
dlately tho sentiments and disci edit
tlio nuthor. The Taeglicho Uundschau
says that It Is n public scandal that
Herr Scholdemann should pretend to
aponk for tlio chancellor. The Na
tlonal Korrespondenz declares ni
peace Is possible until Hngland is
definitely defeated. It says:
"Wo are able upon the highest ni
thorltv to discredit the absurd legend
according to which Field Marshal wn
Hlndenburg Is declared personalis t
have advocated mild treatment of Va
land, and to havo deprecated fuitlir"
raids by ourHoppoltns nnd nn extension
of submarine wurfare. Wo nre able t
state that the field mnrshnl, sprnUIng
recently to an Austrian visitor, said
'In 1SU0, when Prussia fought Nils
trla, we had a duel with u i hlvnl
rous foe. In 1870. when wo foiiglt
France, we were forced to punish n
naughty street boy, but today v
have to knock down a scoundrel ' "
Association, at Young Men's Christian As-
Delation, 8 p. in.
8eech. John Ilarrett, "Perioml liiipi-ecalona
of Wnropean War nnd Its llattle Front."
iM-fore Commercial Clul, K:W p. m
Meeting. Tvwii Council of TakmiiH Park dl-
eusnn of W A M. Il . reqneat, 1 P m.
lecture. "Mark Tualn," by lilshop VMPhm
A. (Jiuole. Hi Mntrnpolllnn Methodic Epic
ropal Church, I p, in.