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SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1910
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SATURDAY. JANUARY 15. 1910
Plnchot and The Evening Bulletin in an editorial of the 8th instant
the People. very elenrly sums tin the situation mused hy the
Finehot Ballinger controversy ns follows:
The people are with (iifford Pinchot.
That is the impression one gains of one situation in Washington from
By upholding Secretary Ballinger, the President has precipitated one
of the most bitter fightsof political history and one that, from present
appearances, would seem to hasten the day of the organization of the new
National party of which so much has lieen said.
When members of the House of Representatives arc so aroused tRat !
Republicans and Democrats combine to take power from the hand of the I
Republican Speaker, you may know that the revolt, generally expressed J
as the Insurgent movement, is no small affair; you may know that the !
smash-up of old party lines is coming nearer a reality than ever known i
in the last fifty years, and unless some radical change takes place in the i
organization and control of the present parties, the Progressivisfs will go
out and make their light under an index'ndent name and organization.
Of course, the I'inehot contest is merely an incident, though a very big
one, that the Insurgents have picked up in their light on C'annonism.
Nevertheless, there is behind it all the conflict of the Interests and the
People. I'inehot represents the People, and the liberal element of the
Republican party haven't taken their political lives in their hands with
out feeling sure of the backing, sure indeed of the demand of their con
stituents. As for Forester Pinchot's contest with Secretary Ballinger, it seems
now as if Mr. Pinchot had been playing for just the situation that has
developed. He has forced the administration to choose between his acts
and ideals and the alleged questionable position of the Interior Depart
ment in the mix-up of its head with the Guggenheims and Trusts gen
erally. Pinchot, of course, had to lie disciplined if Ballinger were retain
ed in office. But the expulsion of Pinchot and the wiping out of the
force of notably successful and efficient officers of the Forestry bureau,
creates a mountain where the Glayis dismissal was a mole-hill.
Popular opinion will tend immediately to the support of Pinchot as
against Ballinger, because Pinchot, on the face of it, has nothing to gain
and everything to lose by courting such a serious issue with the Secretary
of the Interior and the President of the United States unless he was abso
lutely sure of his facts and has more to expose than has lieen made public.
Mr. Pinchot is not in public office for the salary of the position ; he
has all the money he wants. He lias no political aspirations to satisfy
through the downfall of his superior or anyone with whom he is associ
ated in public life; he has taken up forestry and public service because
he is interested in the science and the great public necessity of dealing
properly with forestration and conservation.
The people have not the same confidence in the operations of the In
terests and those associated with them.
Mr. Pinchot and his aids have placed not only the Secretary of the
Interior, but the whole administration, on the defensive. Very few of
ficials or favor-seekers of Hawaii will dare to say so, however. A great
many of them are personally intimate with Pinchot and his following
and yet if they express any friendship for the dismissed officials or their
cause they will have their own official heads or their favors immediately
cutoff by the administration. Hawaii is under Ballinger.
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The Nlcaraglian The Christian Science Monitor says editorially
Situation. '" Secretary Knox's statement that this government
will recognize as President of Nicaragua only the man the people show
clearly is the ruler they want," and that "it will recognize no other,'
raises a multitude of questions. A few of them are: Do the people of
Nicaragua know what kind of a man they want? Have they. any. means
of agreeing on a choice and of making their choice known? Is there a
man in Nicaragua capable of handling the situation and are the people
capable of recognizing him? If such questions as these and some others
could lie unhesitatingly answered in the affirmative, thure would lie no
trouble in Central America.
As a comment on the election to the Nicaragua n presidency of Don
Jose Madriz, former judge of the Central American court of justice at
Cartago, Costa Rica, Secretary Knox's declaration is really more signifi
cant in regard to the position of Mexico than of the little republic itself
For if Madriz is Zelaya's man and there is no reasonable doubt of this
Zelaya is persona grata with Mexico, where it is still hoped that Madriz
will be acceptable to the United States. Evidently, then, cooperation
between this country and Mexico is not yet the dominant factor in the
Nicaragua affair. Nor need it ever ctmie alniut if active intervention by
the state department is no longer contemplated. But if the presence of
the United States warships in Central American waters is a sign that rod
ical measures will le adopted, it will he found imiiossililc to ignore the
complicated inter-relations in istmian America and their hearing in Mex
ico. In that case, the logical inference would seem that any disagree
ment with latter country required prompt removal.
It would lje difficult to conceive of a position more calculated to mark
a man, politically, for the rest of his public life, than that of a judge of
the Cartago court, that was the principal result of the Washington jieace
convention that sat in Novetnlier and December, 1907. How the incum
bent of such an office can lie considered a felicitous choice for the Nicara
gua presidency ut this time is ineomprehensible, no matter what hie
qualifications may U.
The great revolutionist victory of Rama brings matters to a head, the
more so as it is hound to find a strong echo, notably in Guatemala and
El Salvador. The Nicaraguan puzzle stands a good chance of disappear
ing in the question of the future status of isthmian America.
Good Former Secretary of the Treasury Cortelyou jx'rhaps had par
Advlce. ticularly in mind the interests of the corporation with which
lie is connected when he was addressing the 'National Commercial Gas
Association at Madison Square Garden, New York city, but his remarks
are applicable to public utility nu n and to public utility corporations in
general. Regarded in the nature of advice, they should, if properly con
sidered, be valuable to all that class. The greatest mistake ever made by
the public service corporations in this country was to attempt to hold
themselves aloof from the public. There was a long period during which
this plan seemed to operate successfully, but it was only because the pub
lic was busy with other matters. During recent years the public has
given the public utility corporations a very considerable part of its atten
tion, and because of the mistaken attitude of their managers in the past,
the popular method of dealing with them has not always lieen wise, nor
has it always lieen fair.
Mr. Cortelyou laid down the proposition broadly that the public is en
titled to be considered, and even consulted, by those who areenjoying its
favors and its patronage. "What the public want and must have," he
said, "is efficient service, fair and impartial treatment, and such degree
of publicity of corporate business affairs as will leave no reasonable man
in doubt that the relation lictween the corjxiration and the public is con
sistent with the rights of lioth." And he added: "I lielieve that im
measurably the greatest immediate benefit that can come to public utility
corporations will be through taking the people into their confidence.
When they have done this they have impregnable ground from which to
defend themselves against unjust attack."
This has always lieen true, but it has not always lieen known. Only
recently has it come to Ik? recognized. The public, in its dealings with
public service corporations during recent years, has at times been led by
prejudice and passion to treat private interests unjustly: but the cause
may lie readily traced back to the time, and not so very long ago either,
when corporation that owed everything to the public had U-come insolent
and despotic. The upheaval that resulted has brought about a better
.understanding and much improved codditions. It is inijMiitant that the
corporations shall not forget, and Mr. Cortelyou's reminder may not lie
Coming From now on reports to the effect that Hallcy's comet
Into Yiew. has been seen by other than professional astronomers will
become more frequent. It was picked out by a nine-inch telescope in
New England a few nights ago. According to Flamniarion it is traveling
towards us at the rate of 120,000 miles an hour, so that w hile throttgl
the ordinary glass it may appear to lie little more than a discoloration for
some time to come, it will grow perceptibly larger week by week until the
field glass and the opera glass and, finally, the unaided eye will be able
to locate and to hold it. According to present calculations, the comet
will Ik in perihelion in April. In May it will be a conspicuous object,
and it will continue as the greatest public spectacle of the period for some
Recently it has la-en thought possible that the earth might be brushed
by the tail of this visitor, and astronomers have hastened to assure us
that even if this should happen it wouM probably cause us not the slight
est inconvenience. But later calculations agree that at its nearest approach
it will be many millions of miles out of the earth's path and far beyond
any jiossihility of exerting an influence of any kind upon this planet.
Since Professor Max Wolf of Heidellierg University caught his first
glimpse oi the returning comet, on N-pt. 11 last, a vast amount of matter
has lieen written concerning it, but it is remarkable how little real know
ledge we p'assess rogarding it, beyond that of a purely historical character.
Whether with improved astronomical instruments we shall learn much
more uUmt it, or aUnit comets in general, during this visit remains to U
seen, it will naturally lie subjected while visible to constant and close
scrutiny, for we shall not have another opportunity to gaze upon it until
19.S5. And since comets have a way of breaking up and disappearing al
together, we may not have an opportunity of seeing it then.
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