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t THE WASHmGTOy TIMES,1 THURSDAY; APRIL. 19,' 1917. Entered ai second class matter at the Post office at Washington. D. C. published Kiitt Evening (Including Sundays) By The Washington Times Company, MUNSST BUILDING. Pennsylvania Avenue. FRANK A. MUNSEY President R. H. TITHERINGTON Secretary FRED A. WALKER Treasurer One Tear (Including- Sundays), (3.50. Blx Months, 11.75. Three Months. 90c THURSDAY. APRIL IS, 181". Foreign Enlistments After an all-day discussion in the House- and a few minutes' time in the Senate, the bill was passed yes terday tfivintr our allies the right to enlist their own citizens on Ameri can soil in the war against Germany. The plans of the pro-Germans in op position succeeded to the extent of delaying the passage of the measure for four days only. May their ef forts always be as futile in any mat ter that pertains to the welfare of our allies and the . conquest of our enemy. . John Barleycorn John has had a rather hard time of it since the war began. The Rus sian edict against the manufacture and sale of vodka, was a blow be tween the 'eyes. Incidentally, the potatoes that would have been con verted into alcohol saved the popu lation of Galicia from starvation af ter each invading army had swept over the country twice. France and England have limited the sale of liquor as a war measure, and now the pressure is strong upon Congress to save the millions of bushels of grain that are, now converted -into whisky and beer and use them for the food supply of the country. John Barleycorn has been up against a good many hard propositions lately, but f a combination of patriotism and hunger is arrayed against him, there is no telling what he will look . like when this cruel war is over. The Fathers' Faith and the Fathers' Fire This is Lexington Day. A hundred and forty-two years ago, today, first on the village green at Lexington and then at Concord Bridge, Ameri cans fought and died in a contest with Frussianism, enthroned in Eng land and supported by a servile Par liament and a Tory army. Since then Americanism has spread over a great part of the civilized world and tin its own name and the name of democracy fights against Prussian ism anew. The shot heard round the world is echoing today in Peking and Petrograd, not to mention Vienna and Berlin. The times were more stirring on the original Lexington Day. We 'still read with delight of the ride of Paul Revere, of the heroism of Warren at Lexington, of the "embattled farmers' at Concord Bridge, of the disastrous retreat of the British, of the ride of Israel Bissell with the news that American blood had been shed, a ride of 350 miles in four days, terminating in Philadelphia, where the message was taken up and carried by relays all the way to Charleston, S. C When the messenger reached Charlotte, N. C a month after the battle, a militia muster was turned into a popular assembly which adopt ed a Declaration of Independence more than a year before' the Phila delphia Declaration, and denounced the shedding of the blood "of Ameri can patriots at Lexington." We are engaged today in the greatest war of history and have thrown our weight into the scale again on the side of liberty and de mocracy. America has grown great in these hundred and forty-two years. The President signs today a measure raising seven billions of dollars for the conduct of the war, an amount that would have been incon ceivable to the minds of the Fathers of the Republic. But they risked their lives as well as their fortunes. Shall America of today be less eager to render the last full measure of devotion to their country's cause? Have we grown so fat and prosper ous that we shall prefer ignoble safety to the dangers of the battle front? That is the German accusa tion against us, the German hope of victory against our hardly pressed anH war-worn allies. Is the enemy's judgment just? Or does America today possess millions of sons in whom is dead neither the fathers' faith nor the fathers fire? Enemies of the Country There is only one ground on which the obstructionists in Congress could defensibly oppose the Administra tion's determination to apply the principle of universal military serv ice immediately in the United States. This is the ground that conscription would not supply quickly enough the amry by which the rountry must, out of consideration for its good name, be represented overseas as soon as possible. But fortunately the Administra tion has destroyed' this argument in advance by deciding to secure the first line for the field by recruiting the regular army and the national guard to full strength. The 530,000 volunteers who enter the regular army and--the national guard will bring those organizations up to the numbers required for the initial ex peditionary force; successive incre ments will be furnished from the men raised is more deliberate fash ion by the system, of selective conscription-Opponents of this program as out lined at Washington put them selves Jn the position at the outset, therefore, of maintaining that neither they themselves, their sons nor any other Americans owe any duty of service whatever to their Government other thai whatever they may choose, individually, to render as a special favor. It is not susceptible of argument hat" any person subscribing to such a prin ciple of exalted personal selfishness is not fit to be an American citizen much less fit to sit in Congress. The greatest public service that holders of so. disloyal a doctrine can 'Tender is to stand up and permit themselves to be counted by real Americans. Aside from the fact that selective conscription, under which the. burden of military service is distributed as evenly as possible among all the families in the land, is the only equitable means of maintaining an army it is the only system by -which the resources of the country can be properly husbanded and (Organized for the support of the armies in the field. To rely solely upon the vol unteer system to fight a war is not only to permit the conscripting of the country's best men by the slackers' refusal to enlist but also to permit the disorganizing of the country's industries through the en listment of stilled operatives who should not go to the trenches ex cept in a final emergency Whether or not he intends to be, the American who opposes the im mediate and businesslike application of the principle of universal military service in the United States is as much an enemy of his csuntry as if he were aboard a U-boat preying on American ships and lives. I Under Three Flags , Many Washington residences to day, by way of welcoming thev ex pected delegations from Britain arid France, haye hung out the Union Jack and the Tricolor, by the side of the Stars and Stripes. It is the first time that the three flags have waved together in any war on the 'same side of the conflict. N Much has been said in recent months of our obligation to France for her aid in the Revolutionary War, of American sympathy for France in her gallant struggle for existence. The heroism of her men and women has been unsprpassed in the annals of history, i . It is suoDOsed to be not so popular a thing to say a good word for Great Britain. The "Sons of Irish Free dom," who recently appeared in op position to the espionage bills, might object to any laudation of England. Pro-German propaganda seems to have accomplished this much, that politicians urge the necessity of avenging Belgium and of saving France, while they are mainly silent about the great nation that has financed the war, driven, the enemy from the surface of the sea, fed and munitioned her allies, and at length raised an army that is smashing its waythrough the German lines with a steadiness and pluck and contempt of death that ought to send a thrill of pride through every man who can boast of English blood, who has in herited English ideals, or who speaks the English tongue. .Whatever traditions there may be of "perfidious Albion" or of aggres sive policies under Tory governments of the past, Liberal England and' Democratic America are closer kin than any two nations on earth. Whatever the aims of past wars. Great Britain entered this war for the honor of her plighted word in the protectionTrf a ljttle nation from in vasion. Having entered it, she has borne the main brunt of it, in many ways. There is nothing finer than the instant response to the call to arms that sent the nobility of Eng land into the ranks as private sol diers, to fight and die in the trenches. Great Britain has played the great part in this war, a greater than we can hone to plav. We were allied with her in a thousand ways before we became her ally in the war for a common civilization. We are proud to stand beside her in the conflict and to sit with her at the council table of peace. The traditional po litical attitude toward Great Britain is from now on. to be avoided as one of aid and comfort to the enemy. When our army gets to the western front it will be fighting under three flags. Lawrence Glnnell, who refused to vote for the resolution or thanks to the United States, must be the La Follette of thj British Parliament. Uncle Hnry Watterson has chang ed the slogan, "On to Panama," to a metter one, "On to Berlin." If Mexico Insists on being neutral the United States can see to it that Mexico is Just that and nothinr worse. German diplomacy seems also to have misjudged the excitability of Latin-Americans. President Carranza. addressing the new Mexican Congress, calls for strict neutrality. Fortunately for Mexico, she has no ships to be sunk by German submarines. The news that the "Germans will cut rations 25 per "cent" Confirms us' in tb conviction that sooner or later those Teuton laboratory geniuses will devis a means of dispensing with food altogether. Don Marquis' Column Love of display, aajrs a headline, Is woman's greatest sin. It Is an error that should be en couraged these, days when every one is about to begin straining to save In materials such as food and cloth. The more display the" less cloth need ed. ' The Wisconsin Legislature has en acted a law forbidding teachers In universities and normal schools to smoke cigarettes. We trust a severe penalty is pro vided for any student caught corrupt ing his elders. ( The Fox Film Co. or whoever it Is that controls the riparian right on Miss Annette Kellermann could ge quite an ad. out of sending her out to hunt for submarine bases. The Emperor of Austria prays for peace, and the" next day Italy brings It a little nearer by starting a new drive on the Isonzo. There's nothing like asking for what you Want. The great. German hero now would be the man who could bring back the fry to Freiburg. Police report eighteen persons who re- ruse to dismantle wireless apparatus. Why not dismantle the owners? How will a lot of those fellows feel If they get married and then there isn't much war after all? ' When the Kaiser wants anything un pleasant done these days he" sends for a Socialist. -" A Congressman opposed to universal military service was quoted yesterday as saying: "If the Government should reach into a thousand or more of my homes" (the gentleman Is not a Mormon; hemeant homes 1n his 'district) "and grab the youngsters, what chance do you think I would have of re-election?" And. of course, this gentleman's re election is the most important thing in the world. A Communication From Array. THE STORY OF MEHITABELiTHE CAT. wen ooss i promised to tell you something of the life story of mehltabel the cat archy says she I was a beautiful kitten and as good and innocent as i was beautiful my mother was an angora you don't look angora I said your fur should show it did , I say aneora-sald mehltabel It must have been a slip of the tongue my mother was high born and ot ancient lineage part Persian and part mattese a sort of maltese cross 1 said archy she sald-please do not Josh my mother 1 . cannot permit levity In connection with that saintly name she knew many trouDies aia tay mother and died at lasttn a slum far from all who had known her In her better days but alas my father I was a villain he too had noble blood but he had fallen into dissolute ways and wandered the alleys as the leader of a troupe of strolling minstrels stealing milk from bottles in the early mornings catching rats here there and everywhere and only too frequently driven to the expedient of dlnlnsr on .what might be found in garbage cans and suburban dump heaps now and then a sparrow or a robin fell to my fathers lot for he was a mighty hunter 1 have heard that at time be even ate cockroaches and as she said that she spread her claws and looked at me with her head on one side i got Into the works of the typewriter mehltabel I said try and conquer that wild and hobohemlan strain In your blood archy she said have no fear I have dined to today but to resume my mother the pampered beauty that she was was eating whipped crean one day on the back stoop bf the palace.where she resided when along came my father bold black handsome villain that he was and serenaded her his must have ,been a magnetic personality for in spite of her maiden modesty and cloistered upbringing she responded with a few well rendered musical notes of her own 1 will not dwell upon the wooing suffice It to say that ere long they not only sang duets together but she was persuaded to Join him and his troupe of strollers In their midnight meand(ngs alas that first false step she finally left her luxurious home It was on a moonlight night In may 1 have often heard her say and again and again she has said to me that she wished that robert w chambers rould have, written her story or maybe John galsworthy In his lateri and more cosmopolitan manner well to resume I was born In a stable In greenwfch village which was at the time undergoing transformation Into a studio my brothers and sisters were drowned dearie I often look back on my life and think how romantic it has all been and wonder what fate saved me and sent my brothers and sisters to the watery grave archy I have had a remarkable life go on telling about It 1 said never mind the side remarks 1 became a pet at once continued mehltabel but let us not make the first Instalment too long the tale of my youth will be reserved for your next chapter to be continued archy In this column on Monday evening we published under the title of "The Kaiser to the. Crown Prince',' .an Imitation of the well-known "You are old. Father AVIIllam," lines. They came to us signed 8. B. C. and we printed them with that signature. E. P. Duttsn & Co.. the pub lishers. Inform us that the lines were lifted from Horace Wyatt's "Malice In Kulturland." Who "3. B. C." is we do not know. There Is no more contemptible sort of theft than plagiarism. In this case It Injured the author, the publishers, and the undersigned. There have not been many attempts to "put anything across" on us, we are glad to say; all but an Insignificant minority of the readers and contributors of this colnmn are honor able persons. DON MARQUIS. CIVIL 8ERVICE TE8T8. A civil service examination fur male stenographers and typewriters In the departmental service In Wash lngton will be held at Hysttsvlllo, April 28. This examination 1m identi cal with that to be held in Washing ton on the same day. Successful ip pllcants will be placed In tho appor tioned service at salaries ranging from 1900 to 1,200 a year. LETTERS TO TIMES' PROM ITS READERS Wants to Know How Sho Can Be of Help to the Country. TO TIMES READERS The Times is receiving great num bers of letters from Ut reader. Ifo communication which ioet not carry the name and address of the contributor will be used, but both will be considered confidential if re quest it made. Publication tcill not be made of lettert on untimely eubjectt or re ligious questions. It will not pub lish abusive personal attacks nor criticism which The Times deems unwarranted by the facts as it knows them. No record is kept of unpublished letters and nous will be returned un less postage is inclosed. To the Editor of THE TIMES: wny ao tne papers urge tne young women of this city to enlist and serve their country only to be turned down when they try? I, for one, and to my knowledge several others, have tried to enlist at the Naval Reserve for Women, only to 'be told that they didn't need me. I am very anxious to do something to serve my country, but what shall I do? Can you advise and enlighten me on this subject? I wpuld appreciate arjy Information you might be able to give me in re gard to this matter. KABLINE MAHLER. The Times Bas In the Past, Agitated the llla-b. Cost of Living Question. To the Editor of THE TIMES Allow me to offer a suggestion for your paper In Its head lines. Coal $10 per ton! Beef steak 40 cents per pound! Potatoes 14 per bushel and other food, stuffs In proportion! Is there a scarcity of these neces saries of life or are they being held for speculation? A discussion of these questions would be of Intense interest to a large number of your readers. Why not take them up in behalf of the poor people? IT. T. MENtfERT. April 14, 1017. . On "General Order No, 1" to the Army of .the Natron. To the Editor of THE TOTES: The President has Issued general order No. 1 to the army of the nation the people of the United States. It Is Issued by him In his canacltv of Chief Executive of the entire body of the citizenship. It Is to be obeyed as loyally .ana faithfully by the ununl formed army, the whole citizenry, as though it were an order Issued by the President In his caplclty of command er-in-chief of the army and the navy to the uniformed forces of the nation. The order In brief Is: Avoid waste, practice economy, organize resources. increase proaucuon. mat it is coucn ed in terms addressed to the reason rather than f ramedin abrupt military style diminishes In nowise either the force of its meaning or the obligation of compliance. It is a tribute to the personal Intelligence of tire individ uals who compose this free nation that the President should convey his Just command in that form, and it. puts an obligation on the nation to see to it that the confidence reposed la Justified by the event. The country Is at war and for no selfish end. It Is our duty in prose cuting that war to utilize from the outset as efficiently and Intelligently as possible all the natural advantage of the country that the strain of war shall be borne with as little loss as may be In lives and resources. The President has expressed this most temperately and at the same time clearly, forcefully, unanswerably. All aspects of the matter have been touched upon, have been expounded and have been made clear with an In sight as well as a foresight which render It Inconceivable that the na tion should not recognize the essential truth of the major propositions ad vanced. The duty Is to be performed and by each and all There is quite as much of disgrace In shirking one's civilian duty as there would be were It a military duty. Finally, one should note that a great part of that duty lies in the strict avoidance of any minimizing either to oneself or to others of the Importance of a compliance with the President's message to he people. In deed It would be perilously near the crime of treason to the United States so to do, for It would be to render aid and comfort to the enemy, and If any one should thoughtlessly so speak as to minimize the duty In the mind of a single Individual he snouia be checked and admonished. CHARLES STEWART DAVISON. TUB MESSAGE OF TUB RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. God will stand at our right hand He'll stand by me and you If we love Him and Our Colors, THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. If each one does his duty He'll lead us safely through, He'll open up the Ocean with THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. While He has read OUR MESSAGE And knows that we are true. He'll stand for nothing lacking In . THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. Our Fleet Is now the fleetest, Our Captain- and his Crew" Will dash right in the War Zone with THE RED, WHITE. AND BLUE. Our Army la the bravest Thst FREEDOM ever knew. And OUR FLAG will float the highest, THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. We'll Rally to OUR FLAG Boys, And show what we can do. While we answer ev'ry call of THE RED, WHITE. AND BLUE. When we reach the Golden Cate And pass 'In full review, THE WORLD WILL KNOW THE MESSAGE OF THE RED, WHITE. AND BLUE. Our alms are for Humanity, Each pledge we how renew In this SUPREME MOMENT of THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. Liberty will rule the world. The Old World and the New. The Sun will shine forever on THE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE. . QILBERT M. EISEMAN. The Kid Has Gone to the Colors .W. M. HERSCHELL, in The Indianapolis News. The Kid has gone to the Colors . And we dont know .what to say; The Kid" we have loved and cuddled - Stepped out for the ITag"today. - , . We thought him child, a baby" -' - With never a care" at all, : ' ' But his country called him man-size And the Kid has heard the call." . ;."' ' He paused to watch the recruiting, ; . Where, fired by the fife and drum," He bowed his head to Old Glory ;' And thought that it whispered? "Comer The Kid, not being a slacker, k Stood forth with patriot-joy To add his name to' the roster fAad God.AveTe proud of the boy! - The Kid has gone to the Colors; It seems but a.little whlle - . Since he drilled a schoolboy army.' ' r .."" ' In a truly martial style. . - But now he's a man, a soldier, , , ', ', CT , And we lend, him listening' ear, - For his heart is a heart all loyal, Unscourged by the curse of, fear. His dad, when he told him, shuddered,-. His mother1 God bless her! cried;". Yet, blest with a mother-naare,j- - . She wept wrjh fc mother-pride. But he whose old shoulders straightened.- ' Was Granddad f or memory ran To years when he, too, a youngster, - - Was changed by the Flag to a roan! SCHOOLS OBSERVE ' "PATKIOTIO DAY" r T Anniversary of the Battle oij Lexington Is Fittingly Marked. ' The 65,000 children of the public schools are today, with the" official sanction of the Board- of Education, observing "Patriotic Day." In complying with the request of Henry B. F. Macfarland, chairman of the patriotic fund of the Red Cross, to make collections "among school children, the board, at its meeting yesterday, not only authorized, the collection, but alio heartily Indorsed the movement. School officials and teachers will also be urged to co-operate int every way possible to 'aid the efforts of the committee. This action Is in ac cord with the policy of the board to aid In any way possible any project benefiting this country. Two matters which probably will again come before the board for dis cussion were brought up by the.How ard Park Citizens' Association. . It was asked that "Rule 45." recently revoked, thereby permitting married teachers to continue their duties, be again enforced. The association also asked that the 1816 class of the Miner Normal School be retained on the eligible list, since a number of them had an average of 90 per cent, or more. t Following a short discussion, Superintendent Thurston was asked to report on the desirability of re taining all normal school graduates with an average of more than 90 per cent on the eligible Hat. William McK. Clayton, representing the Brightwood Park Citizens' Asso ciation, asked that the hfstdry of the District of Columbia be taught in the schools. Citing as an example of the lack of knowledge of local affairs of some students, he said that when certain high school students had been asked who appointed "the Commis sioners, they replied "The Monday Evening Club." Dr. Charles A. Baker and Rebecca C. Drysdale. appearing for the Con duit Road Citizens' Association, ureed that a new school be erected in that section. Miss Ella Fleming, a school nurse, was given permission to attend a meeting of the American Nurses' As sociation in Philadelphia, from April 2G to May 2, without loss of pay. PROBE STABBING AFFAIR' Assailant of Wells Is Sought Among Colored Soldiers. Rigid Investigation of the alleged stabbing of Walter L. Wells by col ored soldiers last night was started by Major Walker, commanding the First Separate Battalion, today. All the men not on sentry duty last night will be questioned, and Major Walker Is confident he will have but little difficulty In finding the Identity of the men. The stabbing took place about 9:40 o'clock last night. Wells, who Is twenty-four years old. was sitting on a stoop, with a friend, at Fourteenth and L streets southeast. He laughed as a group of colored soldiers passed, and the latter, thinking the laughter was directed at them, turned and at tacked him. In the flght which fol lowed, Wells received a bayonet stab wound .in the face. Several white men Joined In the light and the soldiers ran. The crowd followed them several blocks, but were outdistanced. Although he intends going Into the matter thoroughly. Major Walker de clared this morning he did not be lieve the stabbing was done by a member of the battalion, and declared he was confident Wells, was not sta-bbed with a bayonet. The men aren't allowed to wear their bayonets Into the city," he said. BONPISSUE "ADS" FREE Street Car Publicity Offered McAdoo by B. G- Collier. Barron G. Collier of New York to day called on Secretary of 4he Treas ury McAdoo and offered to the Gov ernment, free of charge, advertising space for the 37.000.000.000 bond issue In tne street cars of the principal cities of the country from California to Maine. This. It Is expected, will reach 40,000,000 people. The Secretary ex-pressed-hla thanks for the "generous and patriotic offer." Banks, stores, newspapers and ad vertising agencies throughout the country have offered to place their facilities at the disposal of the Gov ernment. The Secretary'sald that this whole some and patriotic spirit to co-operate with' the Government in placing the bonds In the hands of Investors is most gratifying. THIRD TAKES FIRST HKEATFORTMYER Guardsmen Will Cover Onjy Sixteen Miles, on To day's Jaunt. Members of the Third Infantry; of the District National Guard, stationed at Fort Myer, took their first hike since being called ick Jnto the Fed eral service today. Starting at 7 o'clock, the officers and men of (he two battalions struck off In the di rection of Great Falls; for a theoret ical engagement. The men traveled "light,' carrying only their .combat" packs, weighing about eight pounds' each. The full pack which the men have to carry on hikes keeping, them out overnight weighs from- fortjr.to fifty. pounds. It was the Intention of theVifflcers to 'march the men about sixteen miles today. The length of the "hikes." which wllfbe held frequently' from now on, will be" Increased as the men srrtrw- more-, hardened. During-- their stay at San Antonio the men made one hike to Leon Springs and return. covering nearly fifty miles. recruiting or guardsmen. It was learned today. Is proceeding slowly. Brigadier General Harvey Issued a strong' plea for .enlistment, that the guard may reach the requisite -war strength without, .the necessity of conscription. '"' . .Guard Hard Hit. The examination and appointment of reserve officers aas hit the guard hard In spots, especially in the cavalry arm. Trop A, organized last year, and composed of college men, has been cut more than half.- Immediately following their return from the border Capt. James Washburn and First Lieut. Benjamin Reese resigned, and a number of troopers applied for dis charges. Since then forty of the troopers have taken examinations for commissions In the Reserve Corps. and every one of them passed. "The troop has been almost wiped out." said Captain Moore. "We've got. to do a lot of strong recruiting. Members hope, however, to persuade enough of their friends to Join to bring the body up to its former strength." . Troon B. organized only a fe- months ago,) also expects to lose a number of its members who are slated for reserve commissions. Plans for looking after the troops' spiritual welfare have been Inaugu rated by the Bible Class Alliance Tes tament and Tract Society, with head quarters at .935 New York avenue northwest The society has already placed gospel tracts in more than 2,500 homes In the District, and now plans to- extend Its "work to the army camps near Washington. It la plan ned tq put through the work through the medium of popular subscriptions. Contributions have already been made by the following: Mrs. James T. Wadsworth, Jr.; William T. Galllher. Judge Stanton J. Peelle, E. B. Grandln, the Rev. G. G. Johnston, the Rev. Earl L. Douglas. Edward F. Colladay. Dr. W. K. But ler, WJUIam H. Baldwin, George F. Stone, Mrs. James McMillan, Mrs. S. C. Mason, and 'Miss Georgia Robert son. Law Ousts Effectives. Because the Government "depend ency clause" Is a mandatory measure admitting of no exceptions, numerous members of the Third Regiment are being discharged in spite of protests. A typical case is that of Edward Green, S16 Eleventh street southwest, who yesterdaytecelved his discharge. Green has a- record of fifteen years' service in the District soldiery. He served with the Third Regiment on the Mexican, border, and had been promoted to'a sergeancy. Green had no complaint filed against him. but It was found that two young children were dependent on him. There are no other relatives. No provision Is made In the new dis charge order whereby the Govern ment may take care of dependent relatives. Regimental Adjutant Monogan. yes terday cited Instances of the "de pendency clause" having miscarried. ."One of the best examples," he said, "Is In the cases of a ,number ol married men separated from their wives. These men would doubtless do little to thelp their wives If they were home. On .the other hand, they are good soldiers, and we have no complaint against them. Tet It Is ob ligatory that they be dismissed. There Is nothing else to do." BEER 10c A GLASS IN' DALLAS DALLAS, Tex.. April 19. Saloon keepers met today .and decided to charge 10 cents for a glass of beer. iwjlnnln Saturday, MARYLAND LfflE-TD- HAVE MORE CARS 4 Public Utilities Commission to Order Increased Service to Laurel. The Washington Railway and Elec tric Company, It was stated today By officials of the Public Utilities Coto mlssion, will be ordered to place mors cars on the Maryland line, w'hl'ch ex tends to Laurel and adjacent Mary land towns. &restigat!on"ot com plaints, it was said, has shown that the service 'daring the rush 'hours is not up to the standard. A number of complaints regarding schedules on other lines have -been referred to the company with the re quest that the commUsIon'te- notified of the company's action. The sale of used street, ear tickets, it was said, has practically been dis continued. Conductors have been no tified by the company that they must comply with the law .requiring the sale of street car tickets In strips, pf six, and their cancellation-! ter betas once used. Today the -fifth strike beneqt-x former motormett and conductors of the Washington Railway and Electric Company Is being said by officials of the car men's onion, and at head quarters It was stated by leaders of the strikers thst the benefit will be paid as long as tho strlkeis remain out of work. 'George A. Wilburt, president of tis union, said that several" striking- ear operatives will call on merab'ers of the Senate investigating committee, and lay their Individual cases be'ore them. "We hope soon to bring-' this thing, to an end." said President- "Wilburt today. , "Strikers can't lire- on IS a week, but, of course. It Is a big- help. This probe will fix the responsibility where it rightly belongs, and the pub lic will be the Judge." Many of the strikers have goss t work, at other Jobs, onion men said today, but titers still remain aBout a thousand who are receiving;' the strike benefits. Plans were continued today to es tablish a permanent 'Jitney1 line'' to parallel the lines of the Washington Railway and Electric Company; Sec retary Calderhead said st part of the fund expected to come from outside labor organizations wift be used ta purchase and equip, motor ears for this service. 8ENTRY STILL "ON CARPET." The military investigation of the flrlag by Herbert Scott, a colored giiiriliiiiiiit. on an automobile on the PesnsyrriBla avenue bridge Tuesday night, probably will be completed today. Major James E. Walker, of the First Separata 'Bat talion, who has been conducting the 1b vestlgatlon said this morning that the evidence all seemed to "Indicate that Scott was merely doing his duty, and that as a. result he probably would, be released from arrest and Immediately restored to duty with his company. "The auto back-flredV and Scott thought some one was shooting at Mm." said Major Walker. "He ordered the occupants of the car to halt, but they either didn't bear Mm or didn't under stand. WHArS0N PRQflRAIrU Interesting Events of Importance ''Scheduled Today. FonniUon of mOUarr unit by Harden Camp. uanea spoiusa wax tiumu, ryuiu TemDls. S D. m. llettttr of tnsorsnee eanmltte of Board of Trade. 4-M D. m. Lecture on "America." by R. Hayes Hamil ton. MrMsNm Hill. Cathouo University, 830 d. m. FormaUon of lUd Cross unit Douslas Ms- mortal veuiodlst isplaeopel Conrcn. EIv cnth and H streets northeast. 7:S0 D. hl Entertainment by Grancb-Tyler Home and scsooi Association, tutern UXA scnooi. s D. m. - Patriotic Costume reception by Knlsbts or -roussainu. True Keroi met " Hail. Twelfth end IT streets northweet. 1 H- m. lllustrated lecture, by Prof. Clarence, Pow ers Dili, oeiorv nsaninsToit BOCieiy ,ox Archaeolozlcal Institute and the Art and Archaeology Lea rue, Corcoran Gallery of Art. 4 p. m. Addreee. "Banking- and Finance." by W. P. Q. Hardtnr. before Waihtnvten Chap ter, American Institute of Banking-. 1!I4 F street northwest. I p. m. Annual dinner of Washington Alumni Chapter or Kappa Alpha1 Fraternity, Rauscher's. t p. nx. Meeting of local branch. Bible Class Alli ance Testament and Tract Society. Ounton-Temple PreebTtertan Church. MasonicNaval lAdge, No, i; Hiram. Na. III. and La Fayette. No. II; 2kdonlran,CBan cU. No. 2. Royal and Select Masters. Order of the Eastern) Star Esther Chapter, No. S. Odd yellows Columbia Lodge, No. 10, and Covenant, No. IS. Rebekaha Friendship Lodge. No. J. Knights of Pythias Franklin Lodge. No. x. Woodmen of the World Full Initiation, Sa Camp, No. S. Talk on election experiences by Gllsoa Gardner, before Stanton Suffrage Club. .Public Library. 8:15 p. m. Recital by Miss Harriet- Shaw, contralto, before Anthony League. Kit Rhode Is land avenue. 8:1S p. m. Meeting of Kalltpolls Grotto Glee Club to arrange for entertainment. Ill Twelfth street northwest. I p. m. Meeting of Home and Scnooi Association of Western High School. p. ra. Amusement. Belaeco David Warnetd. m "The Music Master." 8:20 n. m. New National ''Have a Heart." 120 p. m. poire sew roii nayers. it. -tin tne Trail Holiday." I-JS and l:1Sp m. B. V. Keith's VaudevUle. IOJ and 8:11 p. m. Gaiety Burlesque. 2 OS and t:lS p. m. Loew's Columbia Photoplays, 10:80 a. m. to 11 p. m.v Strand Photoplays, 11 i. m. to 11-p. m. Garden Photoplays. 11 a. m. to 11 p. m. Tamomir. 'Mince Pie Minstrel Show," by Toons "Peo ple's Union, of Second Baptist Church. Odd FeUows Hall, 43 Seventh street northwest, 8 n. m. Reception to the new pastor, the Rev. Daniel h. Martin ana nis rarairy, weaiey i;napei Methodist Episcopal Church. 7:30 n, m. Annual conference of Woraan'a National Farm and Garden Association, National Museum. Intercollegiate debate between teams of Lafayette and Georgetown Colleges, Gaston Hall. 8:U-n. m. Crayon talk. "Squash Center and Little near." py mirora &. uerryman.. tor pupns of John aUton School at John Eaton School, 8 n. m. AprU meeting of Social Service Conference. dt. jonn-s rerun naii, sixieenin ana n streets northweet. 8 p. m. Baseball. Washington vs. Philadelphia. American League Park. 8:10 p. m. First open meeting. Woman's Federated Council en JSmpiojrnent. assembly hau. Public Library. 8 D. cn. Danoa by-Takoma Chapter. No. U. Order of tne Eaetem star. Tea Jup inn, or Twolfta street .northwest, s d. m. Masonic Lebanon Lodge. No. 7; Scnooi of instruction.. Koyai Arcn; .Columbia Oom .tnandery.. Knights Templar. Odd Fellows Central Lodge. No. 1: Metropo lis, no. i. ana rnoenix, no.- a; JIagenenu Bncamnment. No. 4. Knights of Ptthlas Syracualans Lodge. No. 10, and Rathbone-Supertor. No. 28. Woodnwn- of the' World Meeting of National Camp, m Ana'costla. Concert by United States . Soldiers' Home Band, bandstand. 4 p m. Meetlss' of Federated Watchmen's Union. or.s Han. seventn and o streets north weet 1 a. m. sleetlng of Chemical Society of Washington, Viuot eM p. m.