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WASHINGTON. D. C. FBIDAY. DECEMBER 1. 1911.-TWELVE PAGES.
AS HE ANSWERS
Carl Leonard Is Struck by
L0OKS LIKE A COLD, WINTER:
TO THE DISTRICT
Most Important Since 1878,
Say Civic Leader.
'IMS Ml IDEAL
From -Weather to Turkey
Day Was Fine.
JDST ASK MR. GEOUCH
President, Plutocrat, Diplomat, and
the Proletariat Happy.
And the Illlltoppers, Tvith a Score
of 28 to S Agnlimt Lehigh, Addeil
to the Festivities Many Reasons
"Why the Capital's Observance of
the Festivnl "Will De Memorable.
Some of the Doings.
With religious services, football
games, and that greatest of American
institutions, the turkey, all Washing
on from the President of the United
States to the little ragged newsboy
joined in the recognition of Thanks
giving Day, and when the frosty night
arrhed there was hardly a resident
who did not epitomize his celebration
with the word "ideal."
GEORGETOWN- HEt,P SOME.
Possibly It was the day. Maybe It was
because old Georgetown added to the
Capital's reasons for thankfulness by
walloping the dreaded foe, Lehigh, by a
score of 2S to 3. It may have been be
cause the President of the United States,
with the entire diplomatic force of Latin
America, Joined in a paeon of peace in
St Patrick's Church.
Whatever the reason, the fact remains
that Washington's celebration of Thanks
giving Day, 1911. will go down in history
as memorable from every standpoint.
At the White House the day was ob-
served quietly. The huge turkey from
the farm of Horace Vose, in Khode
Irland a regular feature of the Thanks
giving dinner was served at the Presi
dential table, and. if report be true, was
ideally cooked. The bird weighed forty
pounds Neltlrer Robert nor Charlie
Taft was home this year. Mrs. Taft,
Miss Helen, and a party of the hitter's
friends from Brj'n Mawr attended the
services at St. John's Episcopal Church.
During the ovenlng Miss Taft gave an
informal dance in the East Room of the
White House, while tt PrJident, -With
his wife, attended the theater.
The commemoration of Thanksgiv
ing at the homes of Secretary of State
Knox, Secretary of the Interior Fisher,
and the various other public officials
was characteristic. Besides the tur
key. Secretary Fisher's table was deco
rated by a roast pig. Secretary Knox,
with his family, had a quiet dinner
after an automobile ride through Rock
Snprpestive of Christmas.
During the forenoon the day was
suggestive of Christmastide more than
Thanksgiving. In the cold, almost
wintry morning, thousands walked to
the various churches prior to partaking
of their dinners. Then came the after
noon, wherein the serious side of the
celebration was laid aside and a gala
festival of football and theaters sup
planted it. Besides the" Georgetown
Lehigh game a team composed of high
school football stars plaved the big
Vigilants before a throng numbering
thousands of persons.
While plutocrat and proletariat re
membered the day. each according to
liis fashion and the state of his pocket
book, the District took under its pro
tecting wing a host of those not able
in themselves to celebrate. At the
Home for the Aged and Infirm and the
Industrial Horns School, both munici
pal institutions, turkey, pork, and
chicken vied with each other in tempt
ing the appetites of the inmates.
At the Salvation Army, the Gospel Mis
sion, and the Central Union Mission
thousands of Indigents, men, wom
en, and children, were introduced to
huge slices of turkey, with all the trim
mings that are supposed to go with it,
and there was not one of them who did
not arise with a heartfelt sigh of te
kind that only a satisfied appetite can
During the afternoon the Children's
Hospital was formally opened to visit
ors, and tea was served there between
the hours of 3 and C o'clock. Vari
ous subscriptions were received during
the day by the officers of the hospital
Turkey and Itnlyf
The diplomatic corps took unto itself
the right to celebrate with the rest of
the Capital. At the French Embassy an
Informal dinner, in which the great
American bird played chief part, was
served during the evening. This was
also the case at the Italian Embassy,
and report says that the youngest charge
d'affaires took keen delight in sending
his plate back time after time for more
turkey. Symbolic? Maybe.
THOMSON SCHOOL LOSES.
Deehrinsr Scores Touchdown Which
Wins for Bnltimoreans.
The crack football team of the Idle
Wild Club, of Baltimore, carried off the
UO-pound championship of the District
of Columbia yesterday afternoon by
downing the Thompson School team 5
Completely outweighed, the crack Bal
timore eleven sailed in from the start
and battered down the Capital team's de
fense. The Clubmen owe their victory to
"Ots" Deeming .and Barrett, who blocked
ah attempted punt, which Deehrlng re
covered and carried for a touchdown.
The Baltlmoreans meet the Imperial Ji.
A. for the championship of Baltimore
Saturday, and a victory for either will
mean the annexation of the intercity
Line-up and summary;
. BALTIMORE. - WASHINGTOX.- '
Ambos. K. E. Brftt. It. H.
Barrett B, T. Hohhrunn, R. T.
Derhrlog. p. G. Doner. R. O.
Walrtrum, T. O,
Btlertt L, T.
O'Hare. L. K. Kttnnra.
Mlelicl. r, JJ.. Walton. F, B.
L. Wnllan.LH.-B. McKennr. L. H. B.
Lamb, H. H. B. C WyniQum. It. H. B.
O'Britn. Q. a Sggirhd. Q. B.
Befeire-Mr. Otrter. I. K. of BV Dmplw-Mr.
Goold Thompson. Tooduknra-Dechrlof. Time of
period 15 minutes. Snbriitntw-Lunb for Barrett,
R. UuIUs for Lamb and OBrlea, herordior
DIES IN PARENT'S ARMS
Driver Remains with Victim Until
Mrs. Leonard Had Summoned Her
Son to Thanksgiving Dinner and
Bis Touring Car Strikes Him as
He Crosses Street in Front of His
Home Slather "Witnesses Acci
dent Wnrninn; Cries Unheeded.
As he left a group of his playmates
in answer to the beckon of his mother
that Thanksgiving dinner was ready,
ten-year-old Carl Leonard, son of Mrs.
Sophia Leonard, ran to his death un
der a large touring car in front of his
home, 1629 Sixth street northwest,
shortly after noon yesterday. The au
tomobile owned and driven by Julian P.
Dodge, a well-known grocer of 1910
First street northwest, struck the little
boy and hurled him several feet in the
air. The child's head struck the pave
ment and he died about two hours
later in the arms of his mother, who
witnessed the accident. Death was due
to a fracture of the skull.
SURRENDERS TO POLICE.
Mr. Dodge accompanied the uncon
scious child to his home and remained
with the victim of the accident until he
I heard the verdict of a physician 0 the
effect that life was extinct. Then he
went to the Eighth precinct station,
where ho informed Capt- Doyle what
had happened. Bail was fixed at $10,000
by Clerk of the Police Court Sebrtng.
After furnishing the required bond, Mr.
Dodge was liberated and ordered to ap
pear at the inquest over the body of
the child, which will be held at the Dis
trict morgue this morning.
The Leonard child was playing with
several of the other children of the
neighborhood. He was a victim of Im
paired charing?' according to the- police,:
and started from th'e olher side o the
street to his home only after he had seen
his mother beckoning to him from her
Dodge, who was going north in Sixth
street, noticed the child run from the
curbing to the middle of the street. Ac
cording to eyewitnesses, the grocer
sounded his horn vigorously In an ef
fort to warn the laughing boy of the
automobile's approach. Apparently tak
ing cognizance of the warning, the little
boy reached the middle of the street,
turned, and started back to the group
Warning; Cries Unheeded.
Thinking that the child evidently real
ized the danger of the oncoming ma
chine, Mr. Dodge again applied the power
to his machine and started to pass the
children. Hardly had the machine got
ten an Impetus than the little Leonard
boy ran out from the group and stood
with his back turned In the pathway of
the touring car. All efforts on the part
of the operator to warn him of danger
by renewed sounding of the horn and
calls to get out of the way failed. The
big machine struck the child a glancing
blow, and he fell forward, his head strit
ing heavily against the asphalt.
Dr. Thomas Miller, of 1616 Seventh
street northwest, was called In and de
clared that the child was seriously in
jured. At first it was thought the little
boy was suffering merely from concus
slon of the brain, but subsequent exam'
ination following his death at 3 o'clock
disclosed that his skull had been frac
tured by the heavy fall to the street.
OFF WITH DIAMONDS.
Thief Picks Up Tray with $2,500
in Gems and Disappears.
Clevaland, Nov. 30. Police had
Thanksgiving Day job here of search
ing for one of the boldest diamondrob
bers that have visited this city in years.
Walking Into a Jewelry store, the robber
picked up a tray of diamonds valued at
$2,500" and quickly lost himself in the
street. A woman clerk in the store
grasped a revolver and gave chase, but
he succeeded la. eluding her.
GUNBOAT SENT TO NANKIN.
nrlnjjs S'aml Strength in Ynngtxe
Up to -Four Ships.
Admiral Murdock, commander of the
Asiatic station, has informed the Navy
Department he has sent the collier Pom
pey and the gunboat Qulros to Nan
kin. This will make a force of four
American war ships in the Tangsto off
Officials here do not expect that an or
der for the, sending of troops' from Ma
nila to China will be Issued until there
has been another mcetinc of the for
eign ministers at Pekin, when Minister
Calhoun will have the opportunity to in
form bis diplomatic colleagues of the
readiness of this government to dispatch
troops to China. If In their Judgment? it
should be done under the terms of the
treaty. The action of the State Depart
ment in dtrectlns"Mr. Calhoun to confer
with other foreign ministers In Pekin
Is an evidence of the intention of the de
partment to follow strictly the under
standing with tho powers Interested,
China, that the landing of troops be?a
matter of mutual agreements.
"Victims of Superstition.
Eighteen girls of Vasard. Pa., have
been drowned In. th.e"-"RIver Aluta. There
Is v a local tradition that any- young
woman who bathes' In, the river at mid
night yill be married "before the year
has expired. Twenty young women from
the townAdeslrous of obtaining husbands;
went at the appointed time to bathe. The
current wasvery- .strong jind swept the
girls away, only two 'being saved.
GRAND PRIZE ION
Wealthy .New Yorker in .Fiat
Car Smashes Eecord.
THOUSANDS WITNESS THE RACE
Hearae, in Bens Machine, Set Great
Record for Half of Race, Aver
aclnc 70.2 31 lies an Hour De
Palmn Finishes ThirdTrnck Is
in Fine Comiitton.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 30. David Bruce
Brown, the wealthy New Yorker, in a
Flat car. to-day won the Grand Prize.
the coveted honor contested annually in
the automobile world In the record time
of 3:31:29.13 for the 415 miles. Eddie
Hearne. another wealthy young man.
driving a German Benz. was second. His
time was 3:3333.07. Ralph de Falma nn
lshed third In a Mercedes car, his time
The race was run over a fast track, the
cold weather of last night hardening the
surface and rendering It safe. The aver
age speed of Bruce-Brown's car was
74.45 miles an hour against 70.55 in last
year's Grand Prize.
The start of the race was made at 3
o'clock. At that hour the stands were
crowded and spectators were strung out
along the course for miles. The air
was chilly, hut before noon the temper-
autre had risen considerable under the
influence of a Southern glowing sun. The
race was' exciting throughout, and was
remarkably free from accidents. Caleb
Bragg, in a Fiat, held the lead for four
laps, his time being faster than tnat maae
In the Vanderbilt cup race. It was early
evident to the spectators that records
were going to fall and each contestant
as he flashed past the grand stand was
given a rousing cheer.
Hearne 'Takes Lead.
Hearne, In his Benz and doing some re
markable running, wrested the lead from
Bragg in the sixth lap. Close on his
heels was Patschke In a Marmon, Wag
ner in a "Fiat 3, and Mulford in a Lo
zler 4. Up to .this time Hearne had
driven hlsJ car at an average speed of
seventy-nine miles an hour.
Patschke was pulling hard for first
place, and was on the point of overtak
ing Hearne jwhen, on the ninth lap, his
car Jumped out of the course at the
Montgomery Cross Roads,, and the Mar
mon was out of the race. Nobody was
A few minutes later Wagner, who had
been holding close to Hearne, suddenly
crept by him and assumed first place.
This honor was his for a brief time only,
as Hearne again forged to the front in
the eleventh lap.
These sudden changes of position and
the hair-raising speed of the machines
fairly set the crowd wild, and cheer after
cheep went up-. ,
Hearne's time tat the eleventh lap was
I:4S:fl. Wagner; still holding on with
grim determination, was second, ana
Bruce-Brown third. De Palma was
Twelfth Lap .Exciting.
There was a thrilling brush down the
stretch in the twelfth lap between the
two leaders. Hearne and Wagner, thb
latter passing 'Hearne, however, when
the Benz car stopped, for gasoline;- with
additional fuel Hearne again got away,
and 4n- a great -burst of speed managed
to again overtake ahd pass Wagner on
the fourteenth lap Leader's time was
then 192.12, with Wagner only 20 seconds
.- De Palma In Third Place.
J DeEaima. had ,by..thls time, crept Into
third place. Hearao had by this time
brought down a-w&rld.s, record. When,
he had. gone "205 rilee, almost half of the
great race, the- announcement was made;
that he had averaxetjuru mnes per nour.
as against 74J In Jk$ "Vanderbilt Cup
race, Just us the fltyeentb lap was fin
ished WagMr bfk.,j.iBteerIng knuckle
and ra4b-4 'from. th. race. .Hearne was.
the change occupied less than a minute
and a half, it naa long enough to enable
Ralph Mulford, who won the Vanderbilt
Cup, to dash by and secure first place.
Again the crowd went wild as they saw
Hearne, with a new tire, set out at a
terrific pace to catch the flying Mulford.
For four laps Hearne kept after his man,
with Bruce-Brown, now In second place,
making the pace for him. The others
were close up, but so intense was the
interest in the three men struggling for
first prize that they overlooked all save
the sieed devils at tho head of tho.pro- tMa fy. "Billy." the 'possum -
V Justus the nineteenth lap was finished! VeXtJUndaI, rfVifcT.
Fwmmft . infn rt niW Mniford. I tho Republican Club had plabned for a
Hearne swept into first place. Mulford,
In second place, was only a few seconds
ahead of Bruce-Brown, who now gave
evidence of his skill that not only enabled
him to win last year's great event, but
gave promise of landing him first honors
to-day. earring accidents. It was a grand
race, and the crowd cheered themselves
The twentieth lap saw Bruce-Brown In
possession of first place after a thrilling
struggle. Mulford hung on to him like
grim death and kept second place, while
Hearne was forced back into third.
For two laps these three men raced
in unchanged position, De Palma nil the
while keeping close up. Three leaders
came In neck and neck at the finish of
the twenty-second lap, and every man ot
them had to stop for gasoline. The
crowd went wild when Mulford got away
flrs,t in less than fifteen seconds. Both
Bruce-Brown and Hearne were forced
to change tires before they could start,
and Mulford was well around the twenty-third
lap before his two brilliant com
petitors were under way. De Palma was
by this time in second place.
Brnce-Brovrn After Leaders.
Bruce-Brown got away In a minute
and a half, and he set out after the
flying 'leaders at a heart-breaking pace.
The cheering went on, stopping only
when sections of the crowd gave up
from sheer exhaustion. Twenty seconds
later Hearne was on the wing in a last
desperate effort to regain the place he
"had held so long. Meanwhile Bruce
Brown, ahead of him, wns fighting It
out with De Palma and Mulford.
The New Yorker drove as never before,
and Jn a short time he had passed both
De Palma and Mulford and was In first
place. The race seemed to be all over
with Hearne, in fourth place, when sud
denly Mulford experienced some trouble
with , his engine. He was out of the
roce. Hearne then shot into third place
and drew closer and closer to De Palma.
while the latter tried ineffectually to
overtake the flying New Yorker. Every
man put forth his best effort and drove
his car to the limit of Its engine. Slow
ly Hearne drew up on his man, and after
a brushing light, managed to wrest
second place from him, sending De Pal
ma Into third place. But try as he
might, .Hearne could not overtake Bruce
Brown, and the- latter came in winner
bately two seconds ahead of Hearne,
who led De Palma by a little over one
DR: B0VEE STILL ABSENT.
Physician, Wedded Day After Di
vorce, Cannot Be Found.
The apartments leased by Dr. John
Wesley Bovee, In the Rochambeau, were
still unoccupied last night- No word has
yet beeh received as'to when Dr. Bovee.
who wis divorced by his wife, Mrs.
Katherjne Saeger Bovee, In Philadelphia
on Monday, and whose marriage to Mrs.
Caroline! Copley Wemple. of Chaumont,
N. Y.r took place the day following,
would return to Washington and take
over h!a apartments.
Friends of the couple expressed great
surprise to hear of Mrs.' Bovee's suit
for absolute, divorce, which followed un
successful proceedings begun In the Dis
trict -Supreme Court in July, 1910. for
",RplIer Skatinsr Races.
The free-for-all races at, tho Arcade
rink brought out ten speed skaters, but
only three managed to hold the pace.
The, Colston brothers got oft In the lead
and skated a neck-and-neck race until
the lastiap, when Walker, the elder
brother, managed to win by a few feet
"Little XJoe" Reynolds was" a very close
third, hls-wlnd going back'on him near"
the 'finish. ' .
The next race between Mutt and Jeff
was more of a runaway race for Mutt
n,ii r,o th. finish. Little Jeff by a
.terrific ap'rint overhauled his opponent
and won by a scant margin-
Sorrow hangs heavy over tho heads ot
the members of the Republican Club ot
real, old-fashioned" Southern 'possum and
sweet potato dinner. The 'possum was
sent for, brought to this city in the full
bloom of Its youth, and for the last week
has been fed as a king or as a Thanks
giving turkey might be.
Nothing was too good for the 'possum.
Last Monday a diet of nuts, carrots, and
the other things beloved of 'possums
had given the little beast the 'midship
girth of an alderman. And every time
the various members of the Republican
Club passed that 'possum's cage their
mouths watered In anticipation of the
delicious, luscious feast that he would
You know the kind of a feast. The
"possum, dark brown and plumb, swim
ming In the thick, meaty gravy within a
diadem of golden 'sweet potatoes, mealy
Next Sunday was to have been the
glorious day. The various members or
the club who had been invited to partici
pate in the rite for a "possum dinner is
more a ceremonial than a plain feed
had planned a long fast and a brisk walk,
And the sorrow
Oh, yes; "Billy," the 'possum, escaped
"WED IN ALEXANDRIA.
W. T. Penton and 3IIss Maude J.
Shoemaker Commit Matrimony.
To gie to a Thanksgiving Wedding ad
ditional reasons for Joy, Walter T. Pen
ton, an employe at the Library of Con
gress, and "Miss Maude Josephine Shoe
maker, both of tWs city, went to Alex
andria for the marriage-ceremony yes
The wedding was performed In the
rectory of the historic Grace Episcopal
Church By Rev. Edgar Carpenter. After
the wedding the couple returned to this
city In time for their Thanksgiving din
ner. Tho bride was attended by Miss
Louise Klrkpatrlck and the bridegroom
by Benjamin McConchle.
i LOOT PROGRESSIVE LAIR
Two Boys Filch Stamps and $200 Overcoat from Sa
cred Precincts of Senator Lafollette's Bureau.
With the arrest of Harrison J. Parsons
and Gordon Anderson, two sixteen-year-old
lads, the Progressive Republican
League Bureau, whose chief motto Is
secrecy, has recely6 theseverest shock
since It went lntobuslness In the Evans
Building. Despite locks hnd keys, de
spite even the ukase that every one ot
the sixty or more employes should lock
his desk Immediately after he had fin
ished work, the two youngsters are al
leged to have pilfered JSO'Worth of stamps
and the J200 overcoat bfWalter Houserr
chief of the bureau.
Since the arrest of tha.two youngsters
on Wednesday afternoon, the officials' of
Senator La Follette's publicity- bureau
have made every effort to keep- the story
of the theft silent The police were re
quested to see that nothing of the affair,
other than the bare-fact that an over
coat had been taken from the Evans
Building, was given out "Tho two boys
are now. awaiting the action .of the- Juve
nile Co'urt, ''where they will probably aijr
pear on Saturday",
-The Progressive Republican Campaign
bureau Is not what might he called obr
truslve. Since t opened offices , several
months a'go lt"has peateatly declined
to give any facts relating: to its duties
other than a- .few glittering gneralltle
about "education bf the paWic" &c-,-
CHAfRMEN BACK TO-DAY
First Simmerings of District Pot
Coarse of Action of House and Sen
ate Committees Problematical.
Action of Former Mny Be Com
plicated by Labors of Investi
satlnfr Subcommittee Pleasant
Relations Gratify Civic Leaders.
With both committee chiefs due in
Washington to-day, the preliminary
simmering of the District's legislative
pot may be expected to-morrow. Sen
ator Gallinger, chairman of the Senate
District Committee, jesterday wired
The Washington Herald that he would
reach the Capital- to-night. From the
rooms of the House District Commit
tee comes the information that Chair
man Ben Johnson will come up from
With both committee chairmen away,
the first.moves in behalf of the District
have been extremely problematical. As
far as can be learned there has been no
correspondence between those members
of the two committees now in town and
their chairmen. None of those here
will venture a guess as to when the
meetings of the committees will be held.
NO MEETINGS THIS WEEK.
It is considered improbable, however,
that either House or Senate committee
will be called together next week. Sen-aor-
Gallinger's telegram contains the
information that "the committee will
probably not hold a meeting December
8." the first recular meeting day. In
view of the fact that three members of
lc t ii -A- rL..-v :. Z,t;:rr,
ihc'all-iniportant Djslnct investigating
commitee now in town have not heard
from Chairman Johnson and know
nothing o'f his plans, a meeting of his
committee next week is Improbable- It
is likely, however, that a conference be
tween Democratic members of the Dis
trict investigating subcommittee, will
be held late to-day or some time to
morrow, as the work of this subcom
mittee is expected to have a powerful
effect on the movements of the -full Dis
MOST IMPOB.TAXT SINCE T8.
If the session of Congress which con
venes Monday is the most Important in
the last four decades from a national
viewpoint, it is hardly less Important
from a District viewpoint, in the opinion
of civic leaders of Washington. Not since
1S7S, when the present organic law was
passed, has a Congress convened facing,
they say, a more universal demand for
Important District legislation. That an
attempt will be made In one shape or an
other to alter the most Important pro
vision of the organic act the equal divi
sion between Capital and nation of the
administrative expenses of the District
lends added color tq the situation, not
withstanding the assurances from lead
ers in Congress that such an attempt will
meet with their opposition.
Much Work on Hand.
As a result of two sessions of Congress
at which practically nothing was done
in the way of clearing up District legis
lation, the House Committee has before
It already an accumulation of bills that
will require much time and close atten
tion to the work for which the commit
tee was appointed. The Senate Commit
tee, which has been far more active, un
hampered during the extra session by a
Continued on Pokc G, Column ?.
state that they were given positive or - 4
ders from tho first to lock up everything
tight when they went home 'and take no
'chances. ' '
'Tuesday night when it rained .so heav
ily. Mr. Houser, who naI cometto work
In a $200 fur coat, decided that he would
not go forth into the rain clad like a
polar bear. He hung the fur coat In the
sanctum sanctorum, and went out and
bought a rain coat. Then he started
Long before Mr-vHouser arrived atlhe
publicity bureau thg following morning,
the two lads, who at;e employed a mes
sengers, put In' an appearance. The char
woman, knowing thcmto"foe ardent Za
Follette .advocates and ndt suspecting
that they could find anything In the of
fices not nailed down ,or locked up, let
them go- unquestioned.
When Mr. Houser arrived? at 9 o'clock
the overcoat was gone. Soon afterward
a Central office detective ?was notified
that a lad of rather slender build Was
trying to sell, an overcoat cut- to fit a
perion weighing over 200 pounds. Hevls
ited th6 pawn shop and placed Parsons
Under arrest: ,
How the lads got the stamps is a mys
tery. The front of an 'upper drawer .was
slid out as neatly as If it had been loose.
No marks of s chisel were visible. The
Progressive Republican Campaign Bu
rets oMefadr ytayvtlwti.a-8lve
TALKS OF SELF
AND HIS WORK,
President Admits that
There Are Some Things,
Which if He Had to Do
Over, He Might DoThem
Differently, but Says He
Could Retire Without
Says He Has No Idea of Being
Able to Break Solid South,
but is Laying a Foundation
For Posterity Declares He
Never Forced Appointees on
President Taft's own view of his ad
ministration is given in an authorized
interview which will be published in the
Outlook to-morrow. The interview
was given to Francis E. Leupp at Vir
ginia Hot Springs, where President Taft
recently spent a few days after his
long trip through the West
In his review of his work as Presi
dent Mr. Taft admits there are some
things which, if he had to do over
again, he might do differently, but sim
ply to make his position clearer to the
public and with the same motives
which have actuated him and with the
same objects in view. He discusses the
appointment of Democrats to office,
says that he has not appointed negroes
to positions in sections where such ac
tion would provoke ill-feeling, and re
says he has not appointed colored men
administration. In conclusion he says
that political considerations do not
weih heavily upon,-him J 'that he has
i"" "r"J Tl'.. JT'.
tnei Ta!ways -tir ifrjfcc wise things
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and that if the people want to- elect an
other President he will not have any
heartburnings in retiring to private life.
"Is your tariff-reduction programm
based on the theory that it will bring
about a v"--ponding reduction In the
"I t that effect Is greatly
overestinia ed. My chief objection to a
needlessly high tariff is that it nourishes
monopoly. It holds forth a constant
temptation to the formation of little
trusts, which often are more directly
oppressive to the consumer than big ,
ones. For example, we have found local .
lumber markets controlled by retail lum
ber trusts, growing out of the big trusts
which dictate prices to the wholesale
trade. and which draw their chief support
from ' duties which I believe quite un
necessary for purposes of legitimate pro
tection. And the same principle holds
good everywhere you look."
"Was your adoption of a low-tariff pol
icy due to any recent change of mind?'
"I have long been convinced that we
were overdoing the tariff business. TnS
Republican platform of 1308 gave ex
pression to this view, for it committed
the party of protection to a revision- I
have been trying honestly to keep faith1
with the people who elected me on that
After saying that he could not hope to
have assistance from the Democrats, and
that he was compelled to make converts
among protection Republicans, with the
necessity of leaning chiefly upon the reg
ular Republicans for support, the Presi
dent quotes with approval the tariff re
ductions he was able to secure. "I got
hides on the free list," he says, "and a
lower duty on coal, Iron ore, and scrap
The President criticises the insurgents
for interfering with Tils amendments to
the railroad bill. "The Insurgents," ha
says, "Insisted upon throwing out these
features because they found something
in them inconsistent with the Sherman
act;' which In those days was regarded
as the ark of the covenant instead of a
target' for attack and amendment, as
"Apropos of commissions, was It not
you who proposed turning over to one
the whole question of postal rates for
newspapers and magazines?"
"It was, and I h$d a hard time getting
my way, but I believe it will result ln.the
only possible satisfactory solution of thU
vexed Issue. I know what you are going
to ask next: Why did I appoint Justice
Hughes on that boardr 111 tell you. T
wanted some one whose opinion would
have the weight of Judicial authority.
Besides, Justice Hughes won his reputa
tion at the bar by his gift for boring to
- the Innermost core ot a subject, and that
is the only way we can settle this post-
aee auestlon. Certainly' thejudgment of
jhree such, men as Mr. Jf"-e Hughes,
President iowen, ot narva.ro. ana -air.
Wheeler, president of. the Chicago As
6cIatlon of Commerce", made up after full
hearing, and argument from bcth. sides; is
one which all fatr-mlnded men will. h
willing to accept-"
MAY CALL OH'PBESIDEirf.
Cbamner of Commerce ComiBitte
Mm to Honor Executive -
When the executive committee, of thej,
Washington 'Chamber of Commerce
meets at noon to-day President James
F. Oyster will, present to the committee,
a plan tp. shpw President Taft that tha
tradtr bodies ot the city are Interested),.
In- certain' District legislation, -and also
nonreclatlve of. his efforts' towar Im
proving local conditions- Wlthta af ewi
days." the1 movement -Is ixpeclk$ tot
crystallise into .an jmervjew- Deiweesi
the4 President and-a-, 5ppcteco,tnil1tte
from"' thef "Chamber ot Commerce ind
the Board "of Trade: v
13 to BalttaMr. a ,Xetra
Saturdays and Sundays via Peaasyl
vanla-Railroad. -4Tie)iteif4 tsrMtx u
any suteowt rewtWtf-Hr mmt,
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