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THE WASHINGTON TIMES; TUESDAY, MARCH 13. iSi7.
B Entered as second class matter at the Post taee at Washington, D. C. PtTBLISHED EVERT EVENING (Including Sundays) By The Washington Times Company. THE MUNSET BTJ1LPINO. Penn. Ave. FRANK A. MUNSEY, President. R. H. TITHERINGTON, Secretary. FRED A. WALKER, Treasurer. One Tear (Including Sundays). t-J-M-61i Months, 41.75. Three. Months. 90c. TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1917. OUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE By the co-operative efforts of the Democratic steering committee, the Democratic caucus, and the Senate itself, William J. Stone is continued as the chairman of the Foreign Re lations Committee. We do not be lieve the choice a proper one, and we think the country in general is of the same opinion, but we accept the Judgment with the best grace we can muster, and we hope that Mr. Stone will be sober, indus'trious, and patriotic ORGANIZED LABOR AND THE WAR With a hearty and unanimous vote the representatives of 3,000,000 workers in the United States passed the following resolution in Wash ington last night: "We. the officers of the national and International trade unions of America, In national conference assembled, in the Capital of the nation, hereby pledge ourselves In peace or war. In stress or In storm, to stand unreservedly by the standards of liberty arM the safety and preservation of the in stitutions and Ideals of our Re public The demands that accompany this resolution follow those of the labor party in England, that labor must have its representatives in the coun cils of the nation in the conduct of war, and a voice in determining the conditions of labor; that there must be a limitation of the profits of capi tal, and the continuance of the same voluntary institutions that have or ganized the worker in times of peace, and so on. The demand is, in brief, that labor shall not be unduly exploited in case of war or made to bear more than its proportionate share of the saczi fices. The demands may be more or less subject to modification in actual war, while the resolution quoted bears the stamp of undiluted patriotism. PIRATE SHIPS OFFICIALLY DES IGNATED The illegal orders of the German admiralty to the submarines to sink merchant ships without warning and" without regarding the safety of passengers or crew constituted such vessels pirate ships in fact. The re cent orders to the gun crews that have been assigned to the protection of American merchantmen, while not officially published, contain instruc tions to deal with submarines as if they were pirate ships. They have no standing in international law. Their record is one of piracy. Their instructions are to act as pirates, the only difference being that they are out- for murder only, instead of for murder and loot both. It may be presumed that if a sub marine, floating above water, de sires to exercise -the right of visit and search in a lawful manner, it has violated its instructions to sink without warning. But such purpose must be cjearly manifest, and with the past record of submarine mur ders before their eyes American gun crews may be pardoned if they view the behavior of the submarine ap proaching their vessel with unduly suspicious eyes. To what a depth has a proud na tion descended that its ships of war must be treated as those lawless and murderous craft of a past age that flew the black flag and made helpless prisoners walk the plank! Truly, Germany has become the Ishmael among the nations. THE COLOMBIAN TREATY Whatever the merits of the case, there are a great many peqple in the United States who think that Co lombia was badly treated in the mat ter of the secession of Panama. This opinion is based upon the traditional interpretation by the United States of the treaty with Colombia, which, for obvious benefits received, guar- anteed on the part of the United States the integrity of Colombia's title to Panama. There is no need to revive old controversies over the matter. What is held to be true by the present Administration is uni versally and passionately believed in Colombia. The treaty with Great Britain on the Panama canal tolls question had its differing interpreters in the United States, but it has become uni versally a source of congratulation that we did not leave any ground for the opinion that we had treated that covenant as a mere "scrap of pa pen" The one thing necessary to establish our good faith in Colombia and" .argttfy through Latin-America will be the passage of the Colombian treaty now pending in the Seate. tie- gotiations were begun by the Taft Administration. They should be satisfactorily concluded now. It is not that we fear the coase- quences, though our military as well as our commercial interests are a strong argument for ratification. Colombia's benevolent neutrality to ward Germany might become highly inconvenient, and we may be sure that fertile field has not remained un cultivated by German plotters. But the attitude of Colombia toward Ger many might readily lead to war be tween that country and the United States and the pity of the situation would be that in the opinion of many of our countrymen the real dause of such a conflict could be traced to a treaty broken by ourselves and an Injustice done a weak nation. That should be avoided by making the amende honorable which no great naticm can bo belittled in rendering to a smaller. Let the treaty be rati fied and a running sore of irritation healed. CONGRESS CAN PREVENT STRIKES IN WASHINGTON, AND IT SHOULD DO IT Trje fellow that figured out the relative values of preventives and cures as being 16 to 1 underestimat ed the real worth of preventives. The citizens of Washington are just now going through a pretty practical demonstration of the de lays, discomforts, and dangers which a law requiring the arbitration of disagreements between corporations and their employes would make im possible. , The passage of a national law re quiring arbitration, with "''a penalty of annulment of charter for refusal, might be difficult of enforcement in the case of corporations not holding Federal authority for existence. In the District of Columbia, how ever, this would be quite easy, and the next Congress should make one of its first duties the passing of an amendment to the charter of every public service corporation in the Dis trict, requiring, on the penalty of the cancellation of authority to transact business, the submission to a properly constituted board of arbi tration of all differences with em ployes which cannot be settled by conciliation. This will mean that no one man will be able to throw into confusion any form of service to which the public is entitled, and so subject patrons to the varied forms of dis comfort which strike conditions en tail. Congress can make strikes in Washington impossible. It should do It at the earliest opportunity. ONE MORE TEUTONIC DREAM One of the most interesting fan tastic war guesses that have been launched to date is that of Dr. Sieg fried Heckscher, of the Reichstag foreign relations committee. He thinks the prospective entry of the United States into the war will re sult in a regrouping of the world, with Germany, Russia, and Japan united, and fighting England and the United States. The omission of France and Italy will be noted. It is a most amusing instance of the German faculty for day dreaming and the limitations thereof. Dr. Heckschers mind automatically minimized the opposition to the Vaterland, but hadn't quite courage enough to array the less hated enemies on its side. The doctor's theory is based on the assumption that Japan has some sort of Monroe doctrine of the Far East, with which American am bitions are in conflict He thinks an American alliance with England would so greatly alarm Japan that it would instantly fly to Germany for aid. Just what Germany can or could do to help Japan he does not make apparent any more than he does the conflicting trans-Pacific in terests that render Japan suspicious of the United States. It is all a dream. Hopes and desires, fears and dislikes, fall into arbitrary patterns without reason or logic. Dr. Heckscher adds that "the seed sown by President Wilson in this war will not ripen today nor tomorrow." He is quite right. Germany will have a terrible harvest to reap for decades to come from the seeds now sown. But he is wrong as to the sower. Not President Wilson nor any American, but the German Kaiser and hi military group are sowing blight and misery for them selves and their people. EXEMPTION OF 'FOODSTUFFS A bulletin just issued by the Ameri can Railway Association announces that the association's commission on car service has recommended to all the railroads of the country that they adopt the same policy in. exempting certain commodities largely neces saries of life from freight embar goes. That is, it is proposed that the same commodities be exempt from embargoes on all railroads with such deviation from this general rule as may be expedient or necessary in exceptional cases. The idea, of course, is to relieve the real emer gency and to make shifters and rail- roads in all parts of the country un derstand clearly that transportation of the necessaries of life will not be restricted. The official notice issued to all the railroads of the country in cludes the following paragraphs: Because of the many com plaints received, because of the apparent general confusion on the part of the railroads as well as the shipping public, and In the Interest of uniformity. It Is recommended tu ail railroads. In Issuing- general embargoes against traffic moving via their lines, that so far as practicable the exceptions listed below be generally observed; and that further exceptions or modifica tions be made as local condi tions may warrant or permit, viz.: I. Ho stock, perishable, ship ments consigned to the United States Government or Its officers; foodstuffs and feed for 11 e stock; tin cans for condensed milk, vOhcn so way billed; printing pa per: fuel coal, material and sup plies consigned to railroads. It is further recommended that ex port traffic be handle! on a "permit'' basis, and uniformly, in order that accumulation at ports may be con trolled. By this means such wholly needless food scarcities as have late ly "been conspicuous can be avoided almost completely. In general, at this time, reports to the association from Buffalo; Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and other interior points show tho freight congestion greatly relieved. Preparations have been made to move the citrus fruit crop in Cali fornia and for handling the spring fertilizers for the South. The freight congestion.'except at Gulf ports, ia already clearing up rapidly. WHEN DOES WAR BEGIN? Formally, the United States is now an armed neutral, armed, however, against one of the nations of Europe whose submarine warfare has de scended to the level of piracy. The c.'uestion when the state of armed neutrality will be changed to one of belligerency is an interesting one. While, constitutionally, Congress alone has power to declare war, when the formal declaration is made by this country, practically the matter is largely in the hands of the Ex ecutive. The Constitution confers large powers and, wide discretion upon the President as Commander-in-Chief of the American army and navy. Navy rules and regulations also give considerable power to ini tiate a conflict to naval officers, as witness the demand of Admiral Mayo a't Tampico for a proper salute to the flag, a demand which, if not backed up by the Commander-in-Chief, would have resulted in utter demoralization of naval discipline. Of course, Germany can declare war at any time. But the long pe riod that jelapsed before she made war upon Italy after Italy had begun the advance against Austria, may indicate that she prefers to put the burden upon the United States if she can maneuver her case aright. The clash between an armed Ameri can merchantman and a German sub marine may come at any time. The sinking of a submarine might be con sidered an act of war. On the other hand, a merchant vessel is subject to visit and search by the ships of a belligerent nation, and may elect to yield to that right, to escape by flight, or to attack the belligerent vessel. It might possibly be the circumstances attending the sinking of another American vessel by a sub marine that would decide the ques tion of war for the United States, though any armed clash now will probably be like the firing on Fort Sumter, or the shot that was heard around the world. Speaking generally, public opin ion in the United States has settled down to the conviction that war with Germany now would be for the in terests of the United States as well as for the sake of humanity and civ ilization. Reluctance to enter the war has diminished to the vanishing point. Germany has become reck less or desperate and seems to have discounted the effect of the entrance upon the war on the part of the United States. She probably over estimates the ability of Germans in the United States to make trouble and underestimates the enormous weight that would be thrown into the scale when the human and material resources of this nation are enlisted on the side of the allies. In such a situation, war may be precipitated at any moment. The President has it largely in his own hands to make such a revelation of German intrigue and enmity within and without our borders as Would rouse tho country and compel a dec laration of war by Congress. His marked self-restraint in former mes sages and in his inaugural address may have been for the sake of ade quate preparation for the inevitable. Any notable outrage by Germany would precipitate a declaration of war by Congress in the present state of the public temper, with or without the President's interference. But we may be in actual warfare before Con-1 grcss will meet. The American peo ple are awaiting the event with cool ness and philosophy. In the universal condemnation visited upon Stone, his reappoint ment as chairman of his ommltteu must have, been "as refreshing as a shower-bath." The street car company niav hrcah the triKe. hut'trl,e tirea' e-n will certain, break the company pocketing carh fares ami selling bandfuls of looau tickets for a dollar. Don Marquis' Column ' The Thoughts et lltrmlont. Have you read dear Sir Oliver Lodge's -new book about the spirits? Positively, it's the most thrUing thing I We took it up the other evening my litUe group of progressive thinkers, you know In quite a serious way. We got a lot of hints out of it For table tip ping, you know, and Scientific Research of that sort. One thing was terribly disappointing io me, though. It seems that us soon as one dies Passes Over, you under standone puts on a white robe. Everybody wears therm; tverybodyl Frankly, I sha'n't like that at all. Black and white would not be so bad. And of course there are some girls who alwajs look their best In white. But I am not one of them. I' am tho type of girl that must have a touch of color, somewhere about her costume. Of course, I suppose some of them rouge a little. But 1 never cared to rouge much. And I don't know that It would bo exactly the right sort of thing on the Other Side. Would It be--well, rererenff One would not care to fall In rever ence, would one? Reverence! Reverence! What would we do without reverence? Nearly every night before I go to bed I ask myself: "Have I been reverent today? Or have 1 failed I" m But white robes always! And on cierybody! I should think that white, white, while white everywhere and all the time, and nothing but white any where would grow 'rightfully monoton ous and tiresome. I am sure It would fall to create the proper Environment to hasten mi Spir itual Development. And unless I dress to express my Per sonality I am dreadfully unhappy! My costumes must harmonize with my moods, and my moods are changeable. If I have to go through eternity all In white. I Just know I shall get terri bly out Of tune psychically speaking. If I you get what I mean witn tne cosmic AIL We're taking the problem up with our own medium the one my little group has hired for our own seances, you know. Isis thinks her name Is Isis that possibly Sir Oliver's spirits and me diums are talking about Just one Plane of the hereafter, you know. They have only progressed to some Plane or other where white Is worn. And there may be other planes they know nothing about, where one can wear what suits one psychically. So we are drawing up a list of ques tions about costumes and Planes and things for Isis to ask her spirit control at the next meeting. . And If we find that they are Just wearing white because they want to. and not because they are made to, we are going to start a Movement on This Side to get them'to broaden their ideas a bit on the Other Side, you know. How glorious It would be to feel that I was one of a little group who got Advanced Ideas across to the dear. sweet spirits on the Other Side for their estheUc growth and guidance! One must do what one can to lift up and lead ahead those who need it. who ever they are or 'wherever they may be. If one spends one s lite and elves one s best and sincerest thought In uplifting the people on This Side who are in tho flesh, one Is gaining power to use In up lifting those on the Other Side, don't you think? And my Ideal is to go on and on and on. from world to world, progressing. progressing, progressing through etern ity. From star to alar, if you get what I mean, and from Plane to Plane, and all that sort of thing. Once an advanced thinker, always an advanced thinker! And I will not appear exclusively In white when I Pass Over! I am de termined on that. And several of the other girls feel the same way about It. But the SwamI Bhan.dranath says he is certain that Sir Oliver's book Is right about the white robes being mandatory all all well, all over the place. If you get what I mean. But the "Swaml may be prejudiced. Jle always wears white robes himself, you know that Is, when he Is out of Jail. Just now we are terribly afraid lhat the poor, dear, persecuted man will be back In stripes again before long. It seems the Swaml Is In trouble about some secret service people. These secret service people got him to help them somehow or other. Or maybe It was some one else that got him to help them and the secret service people didn't like It. Anyhow. It was something about Ire land or India and the freedom of the seas. Ana ll is an irigniiuuy compli cated with Uie Swaml having known some Germans. One has only to look Into the Swaml's ees to know that he Is Innocent. Of course. If he doesn't actually have to go to Jail all the talk about it will help his poetry to sell and help him to get lecture engagements Not lhat the Swaml cares for the money at all. He scorns money Ho I on a I'lane wncre money uocsn i exist, lie says. But he does want to lecture an he can, and no does warn ins poetry to sen as much as possible, because that will spread his Message. Of courie. If some one would endow the Swaml he would Just give his books away and lecture for nothing and spread nis Message mat. way. If he were endowed he wouldn t have to go Into the Marketplace with his Soul, he says. Fothy Klhch feels the same way about 7iis Soul, too. It seems the swaml was mistaken about the money he took from the Ger mans, or whoever It was mat he got It from He thought at first they were endowing him so he could spread Ills Message. But later he round out that they were paying it to him in connec tion with his freedom of the seas plan fur India or Ireland or whoever It Is tl-si uanl-i tiee ia. He alw.t" hcins misunderstood 'poor, dear man DON MAKQUIi. LETTERS TO TIMES FROM ITS READERS Thinks Buying Cur Enemies' Bonds Should Be in vestigated. To tho Editor ot THE TIMES: Are there not many, other than cer tain United States Senators, who have forgotten Article III section 3 of the Constitution of the United States? A Senator, might have a reason for his action. Probably he has never un derstood It, or has never considered It of more than secondary Importance, or, wnai is more likely, maybe he knows that It runs counter to the views of some of his constituents. But how about the official dr em ploye of the United States who "ad heres" to the enemy and gives "them aid and comfort" by buying their bonds? He has no such excuse. He Is not allowed to plead ignorance, nor can he say that he Is Inspired to ultra-constitutional Ideals by a certain clasa'nf Voters. Would It not be-well for Uncle Sam to make a complete list of this class of his servants? TIMES READER. Washington. March 10. i Will All lie of One Mind If Danger Threatens Country. Says Writer. To the Editor of THE TIMES: In your recent editorials you have been lambasting fore and aft every body who expresses himself as being opposed to war. I venture the asser tion that If the worst comes, which, of course, will be" war, there won't be actually in the trenches or on the firing lines 5 per cent of the metro politan editors who write so glibly In favor of war. Vou have oppugned and Impugned William Jennings Bryan because he. in the pursuance of his own conscience. Is doing his best to steer our country clear of war. Since my recollection this country has had one logical and justifiable op portunity to go to war I have refer ence to the Spanish-American .war and when war became Inevitable Will lam. Jennings Bryan didn't hesitate; he did" not shirk and hide, but he volunteered, and became an officer. Where was the editor of The Times during that .occasion? Was he among mose wno talked up the .war and re mained In the backgrounds, walled In with security while the battle was racing? When the tocsin was sounded for the. Spanish-American .war I an awered the call and enlisted as a pri vate, .without even the promise of be ing made a "non-com." I was opposed to war then. The man who is op posed to war, but when war comes volunteers. Is by far a better patriot than the "man who talks, up war, brings on war, and when war Is here, does not volunteer to fight. On the sunny side of this discus sion we all have our pros and cons, but when the war comes we will all be pros. There Is one thing that I know and that you know, and nobpdy knows It better than the President, that Mr. Wilson was re-elected mainly because the country devoutly believed he would keep It out of war, and I believe yet that he will. I want him backed up with every facility that Is actually necessary to wage war with, however. I believe that he Is one. If not the only one, man in the United States that the metropolitan papers would not have already swept off his feet and plunged headlong Into bloody, remorseless war. I do not believe that members of the Senate should be vllllfled, cari catured, and maligned Just because they do not rush pell-mell into things. This is a country whose greatest asset Is the freedom of Individual opinion. ' It was the President who said in his campaign speeches that he did not care so much about what the banker thought, the millionaire thought, or subsidized editors thought, but he wanted to hear from the men out In the fields, at the carpenter's bench, at the anvil and forge, at the throttle, and the millions of sons of toll; they were the ones he wanted to hear from: and It was their free, untram meled. spontaneous. Individual opin ions he prized ro highly. It seems that you would brand as pro-German, far and feather any and all who dare to oppose war. I think that we ought to agree to disagree In this matter. If war is de clared against Germany. American men will enlist to the last one. and no one will question the President's motive, either. I do not believe he Is going to let It come If he can help it I believe he will strain the nation's honor as long as ho can without b smirching It. Now I do not believe that it Is any worse to be a peace at any-price man than it is to be a war at any cost man! The people are al ways ready to fight the country's bat tle upon substantial reason". If there ever was a time when the editor of The Times should be as cool as a "cucumber." and when tranquillity, common sense, and patriotism should guide his pen, it I" now W. M. HAIRSTON. guBCrf Jitney ax Solution of Street Car Problem. To the Editor of THE TIMES- The District Commissioner" cem to have made a hopeless effort to convince the president of one of the traction companies that the public has some rights In the management of the prop erty. May I suggest a means by which tiicy may convince him that the management of a public utility on the theory that it Is nothing but "private property" may have Its burdens as well as Its pleas ures The Jitney l the answer. I-et the Distiict Commissioner author ize the operation of Jittiejs on all streets on which the lines of Mr. King's cor poration arc laid. If he wants to Insist on hit "legal rights." let him be required to face the free competition which nil other lines of business must endure. A few days after the Jitneys get after him, Mr. King will probably rind that his fancied mo nopoly Is no protection unless buttressed by legislation and governmental author ity, which he now flouts. If he doubts thK I advise him to write, to the presidents of the traction companies In New Orleans, Houston. Memphis, or Dallas. If he will Investi gate conditions there he will find that traction presidents li. those communi ties have long since leaned to talk about their right". IrM.cad Ihev are busy howling li.inkrt'iitcy .and begging the people for legislation In protect them again their competitor". I feel that I am giving .Mr King a friend!.. Up for I can assuie liini. from , Hi. Hii:pl fuiiil "f i-"trlcnn ilu if in C omnilwoner- vr 'f 'nvlodv lck Ja few llenrj Fiimm un linn, he will iiaic to go around and talk lo tho banker Commercial Problems As Result of European War A Non-Technical Explanation of the Big Ques tions Confronting Business Men At This Time of World's Upheaval. By SAMUEL WANT. The possibility of a complete and final rapture in the relations between this country and Germany (rives added gravity to the consideration by American business men of the effect of such a situation upon commercial conditions in this country. Among the many vital questions involved is that relating to the status of alien corporations, and of alien stockholders of American corporations. These questions have already arisen in England, and it is interesting to note the position taken by the English atourts. In a case decided in 1015 it was held that a citizen of Germany reiid ing jn England, and holding stock in an English corporation, was, by reason of his alien status, deprived of any right to vote as a stockholder, or to re ceive dividends pn his stock. ' But in another case i was held that'in applying the rule that even resident aliens (citizens of an enemy country) are not entitled aft of right to sue in the courts of their residence, an English corporation was not deprived of its right to sue in the English courts by reason of the fact that a majority of its stockholders happened to be citizens of a country constituting one of the so-called central powers. This is upon the theory that a corporation is a legal person, separate and distinct from the shareholders who constitute its membership. Similarly, a corporation in corporated in an' enemy state, and having an office and a place of business in -England, was not entitled to recognition in the English courts, although a' majority of its. stockholders were citizens of England. In 1908 'the Supreme 'Court of the United' States had held that an American corporation doing business in Cuba, during the war with. Spain, was to be regarded as an enemy subject as to the United States, with respect to such of its property air so that such property was subject enemy property according to the exigencies of the progress of the war. An interesting case was that' involving a company incorporated in Belgium, as to which it was held that it was not an enemy corporation as regards England, England and Belgium not being at war with each other, and this result was held" not to be affected by the fact that the city in which the company hadits office was in the effective -military control of Germany. ' who hold the bonds of his corporation. As It is, the whole community Is In convenienced and endangered In order that Mr. King may carry out his experi ment of establishing a closed non union shop. Many of us must walk in order that Mr. King may weed out the efficient men in his employ, because they belong to a union. Mr. King has been very 'drastic. Per haps the Commissioners might try the same sort of ruthlessness. I venture to say. from experiences fcilned In Memphis, Tenn., that a large per .cent of the men he has brought here have criminal records, and, if the police would look them up. some of them would occupy even more cozy places than the platform of a street car. Eight of the same sort have Just been convicted of cold-blooded murder In Memphis, Tenn., the Jury holding by its verdict that the officials ot the traction company entered Into a con spiracy which resulted in murder. Steps are being taken to indict the higher officials for the crime committed by their hired ".strike breakers" or "Indus trial heroes." whichever one may choose to call them. U H. LEECH. Washington. March li. Says Protection Is Necessary If Back Turds Are to Be Vaed as Gardens. To th. Editor of TUB TIMES: In the (lurry of reducing the high cost of living by turning our back yards Into market gardens, the little matter of adequate police protection seems to have been overlooked. There is a certain element In our midst that takes great delight In de stroying every growing thing that comes in Its way, sometimes even go ing out of Its way In order to make the work of destruction more com plete. Some of my friends have had their flower beds trampled, their plants rooted up and their shrubbery broken and defaced. They are compelled to exercise the utmost vigilance in order to prevent the rifling of thlr fruit trees and grapevines when Che fruit begins to approach maturity. I can hardly believe that a vege table garden would fare much' better. We, have those among us whose Idea of falsing onions Is to take hold ot the tops and pull. If they are to have the free range of our premises. It would be' well for the would-be gardener to count the cost before investing too heavily In tools and seeds. ' R. B. MOORE. Resident of Takoma Park Praises Striking Car Men. To the Editor or THE TIMES: In Justice to the contending street car employes and in Justice to the feelings of patrons all along the lines between the city and Forest Glen and Takoma Park, also, please give this a place In .your paper: No set of employes could possibly show more obliging, courteousness and care, particularly of women and children traveling on their lines. Time and time again do wo see the children and market baskets helped on and off the cars by these good-natured, cheerful men, and always do we see their effort to stop the car for the running lady suddenly seen. Just as high Interest to all also, are the little families of these men seen along Georgia avenue as they are greeted with their lunches hand ed to them on the fly-by. Who Is the soul who would or could ruthlessly refuse even to recog nize, no less consider their appeal? Let "Safety First" be a guiding principle, not a MOCKERY. Give us back these valuable, able, and Indis pensable trained men of the highest character, and Amerlran citizens. JAMES A. KANE. Takoma Park, March 12. In Its ."Sens Columns The Times Pre sent the Facts. Without Seeking to Influence Opinion or Action. To the Editor of THE TIMES- The striking car men of the Wash Ington Electric, Company could not receive greatej- aid, so far as se curing public support I" concerned. than that given them by the bragga doclo Interview with the head strike breaker, printed In the Sunday after noon Times. The Impudent, threatening tone of that communication Is not only an insult to the Intelligent. courieoiK motorinen arid conductors of the line, but It will be resented as an insult to the cll Washington is not New J orU city. than!. God' There uro i..in" lhln '"In l iitl.ei irf-rifn ltiec beni which Washington never tuleratei, a u prcsx and rdlai. oua drama. Xor Instance, The. mo- .was found and wafe then used in Cuba, to seizure or confiscation as any other Jorlty of Washlngtonlaos will not care to will not consent to ride in cars "protected" by friends of "Gyp the Blood," "Whltey Lewis" and other New Torfc celebrities somewhat vio lently deceased not long ago. They will prefer to walk the few squares necessary to reach, another, and more public spirited, line. SARAH HARNET PORTER. WHArS ON PROGRAM Interesting Events of Importance Scheduled Today. Meeting of Walter Heed Garrison. No. 1J, Army ana navy union, rrjrcurs munaess College, Eighth and K streets nortlrwat. n. m. Meeting of ladles committee en tag day for Decent or m. Ann's inrant .Asriom. - or C Hall, t n. m. Meeting of Sixteenth street Heights Citizens' Association, noma or. Thomas J. Williams, in. . iw rw mu auoci. . f. in. Mass meeting- la Interest of Booker T. Wash ington memorial fund. John Wesley A. M. K. Zion Church, fourteenth and Corcoran streets northwest, t p. m. -Stag" party by Park View Cltltens As sociation. Park View School, I p. m. Rehearsal of "The Bohemias Girl." Thom son School. Twelfth and I streets north west. T:iD p. m. Meeting ot North. Washington Citizens' Association. Second and V streets north west, t p. m. Musicals for the blind, perfllon Jto. I, Library of Congrets. :1J n. m Entertalninent by Weightcisn section of Parent-Teacher Association of Grant-Toner-Welghtman schools, assembly hall, Welgatman School, afternoon. Third and last recital ot Washington Readers' Club, auditorium. Public Li brary, :1 p. m. Entertainment for Boy Scout Band, at home of U-.o Brooks. HIT Seventeen! street northweet, p. m. Benefit performance for Monroe Home aad School Association. Poll's, 1:11 p. m. Meeting of executive committee, wethlng ton Boerd of Trade. 1 p. m. "Story Telling Hour." with short talk en The Spell of the Fairy Tale." by Mlee Stockard. Teachers Club rooms, (01 Eleventh street northwest, i p. m. Stereoptlcon lecture on "Flannlnr a Borne Garden." bjr H. C. Thompson, WUaoa Nor mal School. Eleventh and Birrard afreets northwest, s p. m. Baacniet by Association of Women Members ot the Bar to the woman's hvwjtr division of the Inauguration Suffrage Panda, New Arlington. J p. ni. Masked ball by Ladles' Auzlllary of Adata Israel Congregation, Old Masonic Temple S p.ro. Address, "Abraham Lincoln's Message to the Toung Americans of Today." by Judge Wil liam F. N orris, before Columbia Chapter Brotherhood. Western Presbyterian Church. II street, between Nineteenth and Twentieth etreets northwest. p. m. Address. "Better Health for School Children. bj- Or. Prentiss Wlllson. Monroe Home aad School Association, afternoon. Masonic Federal Lodge. No. 1: Aeaefa, No. 11. and Takoma. No. S; 11 U Horeb Chapter. No 7. and Potomac. No. J, Royal Arch: DeMolay Commandery. No. 4. Knights Tem plar: Evangelist Chapter, Rose Croix. Scot tlih Rite: Electa Chaster. No. J. Bethlehem, No. 7: Friendship. No. 17. and Ascension, No. 70. Order of the Eastern 8tar. Odd Fellows Washington Lodge, No. I; Gol den Rule. No. 3. and Amity, No. rl: Fred D. Stuart Encampment. No. 7 RebeLaha Ladlea Auxiliary, Canton Wash ington. No. 1. Knights of Pythias Webster Lodge. No. 7: Excelsior. No. It: Capital, No. 24. and Mrtle. No. 3. Amusements Betasco San Ctrlo Grarid Opera. In "I.ncU." vro d. m. New National 'The Case of Lady Camber " s.l p. m. Poll's New Toll Players, in "Mile a-Mlnuie Kendall." 2:1& and SxS p. m. B. F. Keith's Vaudeville. i:lS and l:li D. ni Casino Mme. Tonka, In 'The People," .:!.. n. m Gayety Burlesque. 2:15 and 8:15 p. ra. Loew's Columbia PbotopIaTs, 10.30 a. m. to 11 d. m. Strand PhotopIa s. 11 a. ra. to n p m. Garden Photoplays. 11 a. m. to 11 p. m. Tomorrow. Concert by United Statea Soldiers' Home Band Orchestra. Stanley Hall, sua n. m. Meeting o Washington safety First Assom. tton. Public Library. S p. ni. Meeting of Washington Association. No. 1. national Association or Stationary En gineera. lfl Pennsylvania avenue north viest. S p. ra Meeting ot commuelon of school represents Uvea io consider rrateralty question, Frank Un School. 3pm Lecture on "Lessons of Faith and Patriotism rrom ine History or me Huguenots, by the Rev Randolph H McKlm, Epiphany Parlch Hall. S p m Lecture on "Character Analysis," by D- N -A fih,ir.n.n V f f- 1 - Meeting of Kentucky state Association, White parlors, .liv Kholtt. S n. m. Illustrated lecture. "Our National Forest." by Don Carlos Ellis, of Forest Service. T. M C A.. p. m. Twenty-flfth annual banauet of Second Corpe auucwuuii, jtiaj ui ins .roiomac. Urn verslty Cluh. S p. ni. Masonic Harmony Lodse, No. 17; King Solo mon. .No. ;i: cram Lodge School of In struction; Washington Commandery, No, 1 Knights Templar: Naomi Chapter, No. 3 and Brookland. No 11, Order ot the Eastern Star. Odd Fellows Enslern Lodte, No 7 Her mons. .No ?. ana federal Cltv V, -ii grand visitation. Columbia Encampment No I l.ebekar. F!nt anniversary celebration, Mi. I'leasam - Kmc.it of Pithla Tilt Vernon Lode 2o " Mi-rmlene v. t; i n ;;,. j, an( Coljinb'a No A .a-.liin-:iun Co-nrrsnclerv So i Lnlferm llar.n Friendship TercDt'e! ,,. ,. tiuitM- 1 iiuibii oia-tria ir Council.Nc-. 213. I