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Capital Priest Is Entrusted
With High Mission.
Represents Catholic Church of
, America In New Duties.
(Continued from Flrat rase.)
not only with leaders of state, but
alto with the highest churchmen of
the Episcopalian, Methodist, and other
prominent denominations.
The news of the appointment came
as a complete surprise to Father
O'Hern's colleagues at Catholic Uni
versity. The Rev. Jr. Pace, In the ab
sence from town of the rector and
vice rector of the university, said
nothing; had been known there regard
ing the appointment. At Fort Myer,
where Father O'Hern is known as
the soldiers friend, surprise and
gratification were expressed. It Is
probable that no one, except the three
cardinals and the members of the
hlerachy who met in annual conven
tion a few weeks ago, was aware even
that the move had been contemplated.
Cardinal Gibbon Ittrr.
The text of Cardinal Gibbons' com
munication follows:
My Dear Father O'Hern It gives
roe pleasure to make known to you.
In connection with the establishment
of the national commission for safe
guarding the morals of the soldiers,
that you are accredited by the Ameri
can hierarchy as Its official repre
sentative In all that pertains to the
spiritual care of the Catholic soldiers
in the national army, the provision
of halls for services and all similar
matters calling for relations with
the national Government.
.Belng already the official represen
tative of the American hierarchy for
the appointment of chaplains, and
thus In daily communication with the
national Government, your opportuni
ties for rendering aid In the great
emergency that is now upon us are
large Indeed.
1 pray God that He may bless all.
your devoted efforts for the spirit
ual welfare of thousands of Catholic
young men Who will soon be called
to protect the gravest interests and
to sustain the honor of their beloved
Faithfully yours in Christ.
Ran Done Important W.rk.
The Rev. Lewis J. O'Hern, C. S. F,
was ordained In 1803 and for seven
years was associated with the Paullst
Mission at Winchester, Tenn preach
ing through the South. His superiors
then sent hlra to Rome to continue
special studies at the great colleges
there. Receiving the degrees of doc
tor of divinity and doctor of canon
law. Father O'Hern returned to
America in 1912 and was appointed
professor of dogmatic theoloa-y and
canon law at the Catholic University
or. America. To his duties at the uni
versity were added those of repre
sentative of the hierarchy In appoint
ing army and navy chaplains.
During the last few. years Father
0Hern's work has consisted of teach
ing at the Catholic University, lec
turing to classes In the Apostolic Mis
sion House, directing the work, of the
army and navy chaplains, writing for
the press, and on important occasions
preaching in large cities of the United
Three brothers of Father O'Hern
are also priests and have attained
reputations as orators and mission
ary workers. A fifth brother Is Major
E. P. O'Hern, U. S. A., prominent In
army circles and noted as a writer
and an authority on technical mili
tary affairs.
Entry Would Indicate Central
Powers Are Defeated.
Special Cable to The Tlmee.1
ROME, June 17. The Papal Nuncio
at Madrid has reported to the Pope
that Spain's entry into the war on
the side of the allies Is now very
likely. Even King Alfonso Is con
vinced that it cannot be averted much
It is stated that Spain's interven
tion will afford the best proof that
the war Is nearlng Its end with the
defeat of the central powers, whoss
Royal Arcanum Wins Case
The United States Circuit Court of Appeals vacated
an order of the District Court in appointing a temporary
receiver of the Supreme Council, Royal Arcanum. The
Court of Appeals held that the lower court was without
jurisdiction in appointing a receiver.
The 40th anniversary will be celebrated at Old
Masonic Temple, 9th and F Streets, Saturday evening,
June 23d, 8 o'clock. All members are invited to
Grand Regent
Internal condition nobody Knows bet
ter than the Kin? of Spain.
Deputies Demand Right to Consider
National Issues.
Fpecial Cable to The Timet.
LONDON, June 17. Almost com
plete silence continues to enshroud
the Spanish situation. Hundreds of
personal and business cablegrams to
Spain Inquiring whether a revolution
has started or what are conditions
there remain unanswered, but a brief
message has been received strengthen
ing the Impression that there Is great
A group of the deputies, the mes
sage says, have Issued a statement
saying that the constitution has been
violated because the Cortes has not
been permitted to participate in the
grave questions now before the
country- These deputies assert they
wilt summon all the members of the
Cortes to unite in restoring the rights
of the legislative body.
The commission representing the
military defense committees which
are leading the army against the gov
ernment has arrived at Madrid from
Barcelona to negotiate with the gov
ernment. The Cortes discussed the
action of the military defense com
mittees In a violent debate. The min
ister of war declared that the rumors
of military sedition at Bilbao were (
While German Influence seems to be
generally exonerated In Spain of
causing the present trouble. It Is
noted that recent submarine activities
indicate that Germany Is maintaining
a cordon pt submarines along the
Spanish coast, probably ready to
blockade It If Spain Joins the allies.
Huckster Refuses to Halt At Com
mand of Hold-up Man.
Central office detectives and a score
or more of plainclothes men are scour
ing the city for the highway robber
who last night shot Nick Chaconas,
a huckster. 450 I street northwest,
when he refused to halt at the rob
ber's command.
The bullet passed through Chacon
as' arm. After receiving treatment
in Emergency Hospital the- Injured
man returned to his home.
Chaconas was driving into Essex
court northwest shortly after 0
o'clock when a man armed with a re
volver commanded htm -to throw up
his bands. Chaconas refused to obey
and the robber stepped back and
The only clue obtained by the police
was given by a yoilng daughter of
Chaconas, who said that three- men
had inquired recently when her fath
er returned from work. ,
George Schneider Will Look After
Local Enterprises.
George Schneider, for six years
connected with the Charles E Wblte
hurst theatrical enterprises In Balti
more, will reach Washington tomor
row to assume the managership of
the Tom Moore motion picture enter
prises here. One of his first duties
will be to superintend the building of
a new vaudeville house estimated to
cost, with the site, J 100,000, and to
seat 3.S0O persons.
Mr. Schneider was made manager of
the New Theater in Baltimore about
four months after its opening and re
mained in that capacity until his
resignation to take up his duties here.
He will retain his connection with
the Globe Theater of Philadelphia,
for which he has booked feature
vaudeville acts for several years, and
will act In the same capacity for the
Garden Theater of Baltimore.
One Car Is Found by Police on
Blademburg Road.
Robert H. Anderion, 822 G street
northeast, today reported to the po
lice that his five-passenger touring1
car was taken from In front of the
New Masonic Temple last night.
A five-passenger OldsmobMe with a
dark green body Is In possession of
the Ninth precinct police. It was
found on the Uladensburjr road, near
Mt. Olivet CVmeterr, this morning.
It has the initials. A. R M., on Its
sides and a Maryland number.
Cefernla Deleon, living at Falk
stone Courts. 1401 Fairmont street
northwest, reported that his automo
bile was taken from a garage la
Fourteenth street northwest It Is a
seven - passenger, chorolate colored
OldsmobMe. practically new
Society Is Formed to Open
Free City Clinics.
Congress Is to Be Asked to Make
Appropriation of $25,000.
When Mrs. W. J. Baxter of the
Christ Child Foclety, vice president
and promoter of the newly organized
Society of Dental Hygiene, goes to
Georgetown twice each week, she
finds awaiting her a score or more of
youngsters lined along the curb.
Some with swollen faces, heads and
faces bandaged as If they had the
mumps; some crying, with their little
hands pressed against their cheeks
and others shakling their loose teeth
around: this is the sight that greets
Mrs. Baxter. These little children of
varying ages await In line to get their
teeth treated, pulled, and filled.
Teeth Need Attention.
"Of the children In the Washing
ton schools, DO per cent need the care
of dentists," said Mrs. Baxter today.
The outcome of this observaalon was
the organization of one general society
with the object of opening clinics in
the different sections of the city,
where children's teeth could be espec
ially attended to.
Through the efforts of Mrs. Baxter,
the District of Columbia Dental So
ciety and the Capital City Dental So
ciety have becorae Interested In the
clinics, and, forgetting their natural
rivalry, are now as "happy as two
bugs In a rug," according to the- or
ganizer. The object of the society that was
organized Thursday In the Public Li
brary Is that the children of this city
shall have good teeth. The co-operation
of prominent dentists, the heads
of various civic organizations, the
Board of Kducation, and the District
government, has been secured. Com
missioner Brownlow thinks well of
the movement which Mrs. Baxter has
Appropriation to Be Asked.
The total cost of the equipment, ma
terials, and operation for the flrat
year Is 5:5.000. This will operate six
clinics. An effort will be made to get
an appropriation through Congress in
the falL
The officers elected at the Thurs
day meeting were: John Dolph,
president; Mrs. W. J. Baxter, vice
president; Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, vice
president; H. t Cary, vice president:
Dr. William C. Rucker, vice president;
Dr. W. J. Kerby, vice president; John
Joy Edson, treasurer, and Miss Jose
phine Wimsatt. secretary. Dr. IL F.
Cobey, Dr. J. A. Jlurphey, Dr. Allen
Scott Wolfe, and Dr. M. M. Dolmage
are the members of the advisory
Many prominent Washlngtonians
are Interested in free clinics in the
District and the society, although just
organized, has a long list of mem
George Kerns, thirty-eight years of
age, of 117 F street northeast, fell
from the rear platform of a Washing
ton Railway and Electric Company's
car last night as it u rounding the
turn at Twenty-fourth and P streets
northwest. John Gibson, who wai
pasting In his automobile, took t.ie
Injured man to the Emergency Hos
pital, where he was treated for scalp
Evening Services in tbe (Dburcbes
Congregational Church, Tenth and G streets northwest. The
Rev. S. D. Gordon. Sermon, "The Secret of Master'," 8 p. m.
Church of the Good Shepherd, Sixth and I streets northeast.
Services nt 8 p. m.
Fifth Baptist Church, E street, near Seventh street. "The
Life of Christ." Sermon at 7:45 p. m.
First Church of Christ Scientist, Columbia road and Euclid
street northwest. Reading, "God the Preserver of Men," 8 p. m.
Second Church of Christ Scientist, Fifteenth and R streets
northwest. Reading, "God the Preserver of Men," 8 p. m.
The First Spiritualist Church, Pythian Temple, 1012 Ninth
street northwest. The Rev. Alfred H. Terry, pastor. Lecture,
"Soul Hunger," 8 p. m.
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York avenue.
Thirteenth and H streets, northwest. Dr. Wallace Radcliffe, pas
tor. Sermon, "Bunker Hill," 8 p. m.
Church of the Covenant, Connecticut avenue. Thirteenth and N
streets northwest. The Rev. Charles Wood, pastor. Sermon, "Sug
gestions From Storms On Land and Sea," 8 p. m.
Foundry M. E. Church, Sixteenth street, near P street. The
Rev. Walter Burnett, pastor. Sermon, "Finishing the Pillars With
Lily Work," or "Christian Self-Culture," 8 p. m.
North Capitol M. E. Church, North Capitol and K streets north
west. The Rev. William Harris, pastor. Sermon 8 p. m.
Wesley Chapel, F and Fifth streets northwest. The Rev. D. H.
Martin, pastor. 8 p. m. special choir service.
Retail Association to Hold Open
Meeting Thursday Night.
What promises to be 6ne of the
most Interesting meetings In the his
tory of the Retail Merchants' Asso
ciation will be held Thursday night,
when the new store rules, as printed
In the Friday Issue of The Times, will
be discussed.
Notification has gone out to mem
bers or the asoclatlosn to take cog
nizance of the rules and to come t-j
the meeting to make suggestions.
The meeting will be an open one for
merchants generally, following the
recommendations of the Council of
National Defense economy board and
the Department of Commerce.
The aid of the women of Washing
ton will be enlisted to adjust com
mercial activities for wartime pur
poses. Thy will be asked to do
their shopping early In the morning,
so that man and woman power cau
be tfcni.enred.
It has been pointed out that unless
business faces the situation as set
forth in the rules proposed by the as
sociation, the Government, of neces
sity .will have to step In. Officers
of the organization feel that it Is
better for the public to make govern
roetal action unnecessary.
British Would Have American Filers
Bomb Berlin.
LONDON, June 17. A great mass
meeting In a London theater today
demanded the adoption of a system of
reprisals against Germany for the air
raids on London and other English
cities, in which many women and
children have been killed.
According to the program outlined
for the meeting by the government.
American airmen may have the privi
lege of attacking Berlin, for It Is pro
posed to employ the great American
air fleet In big offensive operations
of this character.
CARACAS, Venezuela, June 1".
Gen. Ignacla Andrade. minister of for
eign affairs, hss authorized an un
equivocal denial of reports that Ger
many or German Interests hsd sought
to purchase Margarita Island or any
concession there or elsewhere In Ven
ezuela. rv-
TO have the rifcjit standard and faithfully live up to it,
this is the working motto of the Firestone Organization.
Since Mr. Firestone founded the Company seventeen years
ego, there has been no swerving from this quality rule.
Success has come because the Firestone standard is ' right"
end every member of the Organization upholds it.
In the case of the Firestone super-size Cord Tire you will
find that standard far above anything you have experienced.
Strength and sturdiness are combined with a most responsive
pliancy. The easy glide, the long coast mean the ride de
lightful, economical and sure.
11,000 Firestone employes are stockholders, owning shares
in the business. It is to their advantage to make Krestone
Tires "right" in all details of manufacture and sale.
Firetone Tire and Rubber Company
824 14th Street N. V Washington, D. C.
Home Office and Kartorri Akron. Ohio
nranrhrs and Dealer. I,tei7nbere
bride of 15 Years Agrees to Give
Up Her Patriotic Sponge.
When Dewey Short, of this city, ap
plied for enlistment In the United
States army flying corps, he ascer
tained that he was not eligible, due
to his being a married man. To re-
move tbe obstacle of his service with
the avis t Ion corps, h applied for a
divorce from his wife. The divorce
was granted.
Since being granted a divorce. Short
has successfully passed the physical
examination and has gone to Wash
ington, to Join the flying corps and
undergo training In aviation.
Short Is but eighteen years of age
and had been married but a few
Ills bride, who was but fifteen years
old, decided that she would not stand
In the way of her husband serving his
country and acquiesced to his getting
a divorce.
"The Arrival of Kitty" Presented at
Gonzaga Hall.
Success attended the efforts of the
Home Club Players In their presen
tation of "The Arrival of Kitty" at
Gonzaga Hall last night George IL
Talmer and Guy Harper directed the
players. John McMechan was stage
manager and Charles Shaver property
man. Members of the cast were John
Tellen. Jesse W. Myer. Albert H. Win
ter. M. McKenna, Mary V. Thyson,
Kathryn Winter. Abble Kurtz. Charles
Shaver, John McMechan, and Margaret
H. Worrell.
Bovello'a Orchestra rendered a
musical program.
District Commission to Convene Sol
diers' Welfare Workers.
The Commissioners today called a.
meetlnc of the District "War Service
Commission, created yesterday to or
ranlze recreational resource for armr
and navy officers and men stationed
nr Washington, for Tuesday at 4
o'clock In the board rood of the District
Rulldfn?. Organization will be pre
fected and officers elected.
I Would rather
be Right than
he President
Strong Pleas for Hmaaity
Heard In -Cbarcks.
Community Rally At Keith's Likely
to Produce Big Results.
(Continued from First Tape.)
Sunday to be turned over to the
S1OO.OOO.0OO fund.
A strong- plea for the Red Cross wu
made at the Fourth Presbyterian
Church, Fairmont and Thirteenth
streets, by the pastor, the Rev. Joseph
T. Kelly, at this morning's service.
Dr. Kelly read the President's proc
lamation, cave a brief sketch of the
work being done "somewehre In
France" by the fearless men and
women who are clvlnr their lives to
the cause of saving; the Uvea of others,
and urged bis congregation not to
fall to come forward with the fullest
moral and financial support for the
Make. Plea for Gifts.
The Rev. E. K. Hardin did not
preach at the Mt, Vernon Place Metho
dist Episcopal Church South. Ninth
and K streets, this morning, the pul
pit being occupied by the Rev. Dr. C.
C. Harris, of Baltimore, but he men
tioned the opening of Red Cross week
In making his announcements of the
day. and appealed to hlscongregatlon
to R-ive liberally to the cause.
The Rev. J. J. Mulr read lh pr.,i.
donf proclamation at Temple Bap
tist Church. Tenth and C streets, and
urged his parlshoners to contribute as
much as possible toward tbe $100
000.000 fund.
This was done In connection iiiiii
the children's day exercises. not-
Hecht & Cos Phonograph Shop
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them well.
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poned last week, which were of a
patriotic nature.
Taft te C.afer With WIUm.
Former President William Howard
Taft will come to Washington durlnt
.the week, probably Thursday, to ren
ter with President Wilson .and offi
cials of the reorganised Red Crot
regarding the drive for mlllljns r
war purposes.
Tbe conference of President Wilson
and Mr. Taft will not r.ecessarity re
sult In any new policies, but rather
Is expected to give Impetus to tne
present vigorous campaign.
C.aats.Oa Bl Rally.
Henry B. F. Macfarland and his
finance committeemen have been
making every day a big day for the
American' Red. Cross, but from hints
dropped at their headquartera today
the rousing community rally to be
held at Keith's Theater tomorrow at
12:30 p. m. bids to feature the big
gest of all big day.
The rally will last only one short
nair-Jiour, but It will be an Intensive
one. It will Infuse the crowd with
enthusiasm to the bubbling point,
enough not only for themselves but
also sufficient to spread about them
and make eontaglous the belief that
the task of raising S300.000. as the
National Capital's share of the 1100
000,000 fund, will have as glorious
a conclusion as the Liberty loan fund.
General Gara-aa Ta Speak.
General Gorgas. who cleaned up
the Panama Canal atrip, will speak
briefly on the army phase of Red
Cross work? General Bralsted wll
speak for the navy, and Miss Mabel
Boardman. on behalf of the women
and children.
Mrs. Thomas R. Marshall, wife of
the Vice President of the United
States will be present, as well as
Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of the
Mrs. Newton D. Baker will op-n the
rally with the singing of the "Jlnr
sellalse," and close It. with the slng
lng of "The gtar-Spansled Banner.
No tickets of admission will be re
quired. There will be a collection
taken up. It Is only desired that
people be present and realize the Im
port of the week of "giving to the
American Jted Cross."
Parade Precedes Meeting.
Just before the opening of the
"town meeting the woman'a volun
teer motor service, consisting of wom
en In natty uniforms, driving their
own cara bearing Red Cross flags.
Seventh Street Near
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will parade through the principal
streets to attract the attention ef the
public to the meeting. This automo
bile parade will be headed by four
buglere detailed by MaJ. Gin. George
Barnett, commandant of the marine
The time Tomorrow at 12:30 p m.
The place Keith's Theater, for one
short half hour.
Quiet Wedding It Celebrated at the
Church of the Aeeentlon.
Mrs. Clara M. Murphy announces
the marriage of her daughter. Miss
Corlnne Conklln Murphy, and Ralph
Coleman, formerly of Virginia bat
now of Washington. The" ceremony
took place yesterday afternoon at the
Church of the Ascension, the rector,
the Rev. J.Hennlng Nelms. officiating.
Only members or the family were
present and there were no attendants.
The bride, who was given In mar
riage by her mother, wore a costume
of green crepe de chine, with white
furs and a white hat trimmed with
wings. Mr, Coleman has recently
moved to Washington from Philadel
phia, where be has been In business,
and he and his bride will make their
home here. Mrs. Coleman has been
secretary at the Chinese legation for
some time. -
Duke Seeks to Recover Chattels
"When Duchess Objects.
LONDOJWune UAnother chapter
la being written Into the duke of
Manchester's tangled history. Hli
attorneys started an action on Fri
day In the Dublin bankruptcy court,
seeking possession of the crops,
stocks, and chattels belonging to
Kylemore Castle. Connemara. but the
duchess, who was formerly Helena
Zlmmermann of Cincinnati, raised
serious protests.
She recited that, aa executive for
her father, she owned the furniture
and stock of the castle. Her father
paid 139.004 for the chattels, she said.
rAn employe or itierHoenesr'wBoTiadr
charge of the castle, refused to sub-
mil an tccvunv id me duhi. wao
promptly discharged him. but he re
fused to leave and gave evidence of
the right of the duchess to the prop
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