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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. THjDRSDAY. JULY 25. 1912.
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THURSDAY. JULY & 1312.
Mr. Roosevelt in his speech to the
chairmen of New York County com
mittees had this to say:
"A great responsibility rests upon you
men here who are undertaking the or
ganization of a new party." Amen I
The third termer, t our mind, could
not have put the situation in a clearer
light before his misguided adherents.
But at once he proceeds to hoodwink
his audience by saying:
"It will be a party into which ex
Democrats and ex-Republicans, without
regard to their political past, are to
come in on an exact equality and to
have each the same share in the party
This is not so, for by attempting to
divert electoral votes pledged to other
nominees he proves his intent to have
his new party take advantage of the
Republicans. Is this "equality?"
And another thing: This affiliation with
Flinn and others of similar ilk, as
well as the dictum given by his man
ager. Senator Dixon, to Roosev eltists
and other progressives in several States
goes to show that the whole thing ap
pears to be a mere swapping of bosses.
Can any good come of such a
policy? Is it in keeping with his oft
repeated proud boast that "in this party
we intend to build a government with
out and within the party on the lines
of genuine popular rule and of social
and industrial justice lor farmer, wage
worker, business man, and professional
man alike, to be achieved, not through
No, it is not! It is misleading, it is
buncombe from A to Z. However, a mor
sel, of truth in the speech was contained
in his concluding words: "What we in
tend to do is to take the control from
.both parties and we also mean to take
the nation from both."
Will Justice Be Avenged?
Once again the entire country won
ders if lawlessness is to reign supreme
in New York City. The deliberate mur
der of Herman Rosenthal is a crime
which stains with human blood the fair
name of the nation. It is unquestion
ably true that he was killed because he
had threatened to expose the corruption
of the police department, and it seems
equally certain that the authorities are
endeavoring in only half-hearted fash
ion to bring the criminals to justice.
It is a sad reflection upon detective
ability when a man can be murdered
upon a public street by an organized
gang of thugs and desperadoes without
prompt arrest and conviction. There
is something sinister, too, in the fact
that one of the alleged principals, for
whom the police have conducted an al
leged search, successfully eludes cap
ture and finally walks into police head
quarters of his own volition. It would
seem as if his arrest were not really
, The. whole case exposes rottenness of
police administration in New York City.
Only the conviction and punishment of
the murderers, followed by a wholesale
reformation of the police 'force, will re
move the blot which now rests upon
the city of New York.
Stanley Clause Unconstitutional.
It is merely a recognition of an exist
ing state of affairs not a criticism of
the measure planned when we say that
the bill offered by the Stanley steel in
vestigating committee, under present
conditions and with a Presidential cam
paign on hand, will not pass both
Houses of Congress or get by the Pres
ident in anything like its proposed form.
Two or the changes suggested in the
Sherman anti-trust act twenty years
after its passage, are of far-reaching im
port. One is that individuals or corpo
rations deeming themselves aggrieved
Shall be given the right to bring suit
fn equity against the alleged offending
parties. This would take the enforce
ment of the act out of politics, for at
present no suit can be brought except
at the direction of the Federal Attorney
General, or, in other words, with the
consent of the President
The second amendment of great im
portance provides that the burden of
proof that the restraint of trade is "rea
sonable," hereafter shall be upon the
defendant Under the late Supreme
Court decisions the government is
obKged to show that the restraint is
unreasonable, which naturally makes all
the difference when the probable success
or failure 01 a pending suit' it taken
.No sympathy can be felt for combi
nations in .restraint of trade. If they
run counter, to the criminal law, they
should be put out of business and such
guilt should be regarded as personal.
This the Washington Herald always
has advocated. But no thinking, no in
telligent citizen will believe it is safe
to infringe on 'or sex asidethe ancient
principle that when any one is accused
of an offense that would deprive him of
his liberty in case of conviction, the
burden of the proof is upon the Com
monwealth. For "every one is supposed
to be innocent when facing 'court or
jury until proven guilty." Of course, it
is proposed by the Stanley amendment
that something akin to a plea o'f guilty
should precede the action, but we do not
believe that this would be a sufficient
The principle that liberty is the most
valuable possession of the citizen has
been regarded as fundamental so long in
most constitutional governments that
no lawmaking body should feel that it
has a right to suspend it
While Roosevelt and Flinn, the apostle
of purity in Pennsylvania, may differ
as to the desirability of having Roosevelt-electors
in the Keystone State on
one ticket or on two, there should be
no doubt as to the desirability of the
Taft electors in that State. There can
be but one ticket for them. They are
the only Republican electors pledged to
vote for the nominee of the Republi
can National Convention, and it is the
duty of the Republican leaders in Penn
sylvania to provide such a ticket on
which there shall be no men of ques
Mr. Roosevelt's declaration to Flinn
that he does not mean to dictate sounds
quite absurd and out of place, in view
of his emphatic pronunciamento through
his "Man Friday" to the third termers
o'f Michigan and Illinois that "it must
be a full ticket State and national."
Apparently Mr. Roosevelt wise in his
generation, suits his demands for a rule
of the people to the dictates of the State
But there is that other side to this
oft-repeated attempt at electoral vote
fraud and this concerns the real Re
publicans. It would be moral treason,
so says the Attorney General of Penn
sylvania, for a Roosevelt elector on the
regular Republican ticket to fail to carry
out the will of the Republican National
Convention. The purpose to commit this
treason having been proclaimed, the duty
of the Republican State committee in
Pennsylvania is to forestall it and make
Apples A Comparison.
This year's apple crop throughout the
country is estimated at 60.000,000 bar
rels. This looks like a good prospect of
cheap apples. Yet they are still to be
gathered. The returns may be short, a
quantity may be shipped to Europe,
and lest you forget the middleman
will stand between plenty and low price,
between the grower and consumer.
It will make no difference If the whole
of the 6bfloo,ooo barrels should ma
terialize in the crop prices probably
would be Just the same. We had an ex
ample last year with pears. There never
was such a crop. They were actually
rotting on the ground. Fruit farms, ad
joining cities, had "pears to give away."
But not a single one of them could get
into city markets, because the "ring"
would not allow it
Similar conditions have caused the
difference between the price of live
stock and meats; because the difference
between wholesale prices at one place
and retail at another, after transporta
tion" charges and other intermediary ex
penses were added. It is the same in
New York with fresh fish prices. The
fishermen either have to agree to supply
the trade only, dumping the remainder
of their "catch" into" the bay, or lose
the trade altogether. More fresh, good,
eatable fish are thus thrown away daily
than would suffice to feed the entire
poor population of that fcreat city.
Facts like these are so well known
that to recite them has the weariness
of repetition. And all this despite the
fact that we bcieve ourselves to be the
most practical and least hamperedpeo
ple of the world. Let us look about I
What do we find? The people of Europe
are able to get table food fresh from
the 'farms, delivered regularly at a nomi
nal cost by means of a parcel post, with
no possibility of the intervention of a
middleman to take .toll. The burden
is further reduced by co-operation of
all kinds in buying and production.
What have we done? We have been
talking parcel post for more than. twen
ty years. The last effort with a modi
fied bill has been postponed until an
other session of Congress. We have
been talking co-operation, but we" do
not seem to be able to do what the
British people do as easily in -many
things. If, despite a plentiful crop, tfie
price of apples is not reduced the fault
will be ours and ours alone as long as
we submit to being mulcted.
PERTINENT AND IMPERTINENT.
Frna Ui Inillinipnlli Hew.
The platform prepared by tha third
term specialists may bo "a contract with
the people," but it Is one thing to pro
pose a contract and an entirely different
thing to get the party of the second
part to sign It , ,
Tram tha Chicago Thymine.
The murder of tbesgambler Rosenthal
proves conclusively that he -told tho
Tram ths Boston EenU.
Gov. Blease of South Carolina, is On
last man to compare himself to Abraham
Lincoln and he ought to be.
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
PATS TO ADVERTISE.
There was a man In our town.
And he was wondrous wise.
He'd, salt his extra profits down
To use to advertise.
His advertising brought him biz,
His tame spread far. and wide.
And now 'most half the town Is his
And half the countryside.
. Uncle Penxtrrrlae Sayst
A bathing suit that costs over 111 is a
Hot weather, this. Couldn't be worse.'
"Might be worse. The moon might re
lieve shifts with the sun and burn us at
night But she doesn't"
July 25 In History
July 25. 15S0 Queen Elizabeth sends out
a hurry call for sunburn remedies.
July 25. 15M-Henry VIII gets stung in
a horse trade.
NothlnK to It.
"Do girls ever propose? Is there any
thing in this leap year business 7"
"Not a thing. A man who would let
a girl propose to him woujd be small
enough to refer her to his lamer.
How About Thlif
Let the doctors decide
On this troublesome question.
If you swallow your pride,
'Will you get indigestion?
Shonld Be Done.
'This village is more than MOO years
old," boasted the landlord. "A quaint
old place surrounded by fine scenery."
"But where," demanded the tourist
"are the merry villagers dancing on the
The landlord's brow clouded.
"All the tourists ask for them." said
he. "If this keeps up, the municipality
will have to maintain a few."
A Considerate Child.
"Does your child always do what you
tell him to dor
"He either does, or explains In detail
how absurd my request Is, and why he
Much Like Other Men.'
"How does a duke make lover"
"Don't be silly." said the heiress, nerv
"Does he ever hold your hand?"
"Why, certainly. Did you suppose he
sat in the parlor holding a bundle of my
1 per cent bonds?"
PENSION POR MRS. BRAGG.
Senate Votes to Give 50 'to Wife
A pension of (50 a month was voted
yesterday by the Senate to Sirs. Cor
nelia Bragg, of Fon du Sac, Wis., widow
of Gen. Edward B. Bragg, who com
manded the famous "Iron Brigade" dur
ing the civil war. Gen. Bragg died a
few weeks ago while the Senate had
under consideration a bill to give him
a liberal pension. His widow was pen
sioned on proof showing that she was
The name of Gen Bragg aroused many
Senators to patriotic comment on his
military services. Senator Knute Nel
son, of Minnesota, mode a stirring speech.
In which he paid high tribute to the
bravery of Gen. Bragg In the two Cleve
land administrations Gen. Bragg was
very prominent In politics and held Im
portant official positions It was he, who
at tho Democratic National Convention
of 1SS4. replying to attacks msde by
Tammany Hall on Grover Cleveland, de
clared: We love him for the enemies he has
INCOME TAX BUI.
Senator Ttornh Offers Substitute for
The Senate will be confronted Friday
with the income tax isue. Senator Bo
rah of Idaho to-day offered a bill as a
substitute for the pending excise bill,
passed by the House, whlcn provides for
the collection of a general income tax
after January 1, 1913. and which 'hall
be applicable to Incomes for the vear
1911. The bill provides for a tax on the
gains, rronts. and Income of every cit
izen of the United States, whether re
siding at home or abroad " The rate pro
posed is" 2 per cent with an exemption
of $3,008 a year on Incomes from all prop
erty or every business, trade, or profes
sion. The effect, therefore. Is to tax In
comes In excess of $5,000 per sear
Two States In the union are yet needed
to furnish the necessary ratifications for
the constitutional amendment authorizing
an Income tax. But the advocates of
the tax believe that these ratifications
will shortly be furnished. Pennsylvania
Is one of the States that ts expected to
ratify the amendment
Ice Dealer Fnlla to Appear and
Two cases were called up In .the Police
Court yesterday as a result of the crusade
against short-weight ice, which is being
waged by the office of the Sealer of
Weights and Measures. The hearings
were continued until this morning.
The defendants are Albert Maber. of
1011 Sixth Street Southwest, and Jellett
W. Sauer. of 416 New Jersey Avenue.
Maber forfeited 50 collateral by falling
to appear yesterday In answer to the
charge against him. The prosecution Is
dissatisfied with the forfeiture in the
case, and has issued an attachment to
bring the ice dealer Into court Sauer
spent Tuesday night behind the bars.
Assistant Sealer of Weights and Meas
ures Hewes Is tho prosecuting witness.
He caught the two dealers in the act of
selling a customer at Sixteenth and R
Streets Northwest eighty-three pounds
of Ice for 130 pounds.
On the level. William? this cTinv
history of dramatlo art"
TO ACT ON REPORT
Orders Affecting: Street Car Com
panies Hay Follow Finding! of
AIR BRAKES ON AIL CARS
The Issuance of orders by the Inter
state Commerce Commission affecting the
street railway companies of the District
probably will result from the investiga
tion being conducted in regard to the
fatal accident at Ninth and U Streets
Northwest last Friday in which a pas
senger was killed and two were seri
A thorough probe is being made by the
District Electric Railway Commission.
As soon as it is completed recommenda
tions will be forwarded to the Interstate
Commerce Commission. These will be
carefully considered by the board, and
action upon them will be taken Imme
diately. John H. Marble, secretary of the par
ent body, said yesterday afternoon that
the recommendations had not been re
ceived, but that they were expected at
"Most of the commissioners are out of
town." he said, "but no delay will re
sult from that fact The matter will Be
oushed through rapidly. The commis
sioners are Just at the end of the wire,
and can be reached at any time. I can
not say at this time what the nature of
the recommendations from the railway
commission win be."
May Order Air Brakes.
It is probable that recommendation
will be made to compel the street car
companies to Install air brakes upon all
cars At present the law requires air
brake equipment on only those cars hav
ing four motors. These are the heavy
cars operated on the suburban lines, it
has been suggested by many persons
that the accident last Friday might have
been averted had the cars been supplied
with air brakes.
It is likely that recommenaations win
also be made to require the companies to
employ additional fiagmen and Inspectors.
This matter was conildered at length at
the meeting of the Railway Commission
The active crusade against the car com
panies will be temporarily delaved until
the seventeen cases now pending In Po
lice Court come up for trial. The date
set is August 6. The hearings will proba
bly cover many days.
Much Interest in centered on the report
which has been submitted to the Railway
Commission by the Health Department
dealing with the analjsis of samples of
air from street cars operated in the Dis
trict under various conditions, une con
tents of this reirort will be kept secret
until they have been thoroughly digested
by the commission.
Fifty tests were conducted by the De
partment Inspectors entered the closed
cars during the past winter with two bot
tles. One was empty and one was nnea
with water The water was poured out
and the air In the car consequently en
tered. The sample was then nerraeucsuy
sealed and taken to the Health Depart
ment laboratories, where It was analyzed
with a view to ascertaining the percent
age of carbonic acid gas.
RAIN SPOILS MEETING.
Col. Hols, of olvntlon Army, la-
Its Cnpltal Barracks.
CoL Richard E Holz. of the Salvation
Army, conducted an open air meeting at
Tenth and Pennsylvania Avenue last
night, at 7 o'clock, and also spoke at a
meeting held In the Salvation Army Hall.
S30 Pennsjlvania Avenue.
Owing to the bad weather, it was not
possible to hold the tent meeting as was
originally planned, and Col Holz was
much disappointed, as he had anticipated
taking part In a Washington tent garn
ering during his short stay.
CoL Holz is on his way to Atlanta.
Ga., where he will conduct farewell serv
ices to MaJ. Edward White, who has been
transferred to Buffalo MaJ. Andrew
Crawford, of Buffalo, will take charge
of Salvation Army work at Atlanta.
SECRETARY KNOX RETURNS.
He Finds No Mall, However, Con
cerning Panama Protest.
When Secretary of State Knox re
turned to .his office yesterday from a
week's holiday at his home at Valley
Forge, Pa., he did not find on his desk
the British protest to the American pol
icy concerning tolls to be charged on
shipping through the Panama Canal.
Mr. Mitchell Innes, counselor of the
British Embassy, who returned to Wash
ington Tuesday for a further dlscuss'on
of the matter, has not yet received the
protest from his home government and
accordingly did not renew the subject
with Secretary Knox yesterday
While It Is expected that Mr. Innes
will call upon Mr. Knox to-day for a
further discussion of the subject the be
lief was expressed in some circles that
the document has been held up In Lon
don and will not be mailed, pending de
velopments In the discussion on the sub
ject now being made In the Senate.
Postpone Hanford Decision.
Dismissal of Impeachment proceedings
against Federal Judge Cornelius H.
Hanforf. of Seattle, who resigned, was
considered yesterday by the House Ju
diciary Committee, but a definite de
cision was not reached. The committee
decided to postpone action until the sub
committee of Investigation returns from
Seattle Friday or Saturday.
fe t fMi -mn nt ? to, e
C. P. Lamont, of Seattle, Says
' Panama Canal May Help
REPAIR. W0EK PROBABLE
Completion of the Panama Canal will
give an Impetus to shipbuilding on the
Pacific Coast so far as small coasting
trade vessels and repair work are con
cerned, but it will hardly stimulate ship
builders there to compete strongly for
contracts for battleships and other targe
armored vessels for the navy, it was
stated last night night by C. P. Lamont
manager of a large shipyard at Seattle.
"Our yard and a yard at San Francisco
are the only ones on our coast with fa
dlltles for handling the largest type of
vessels," Mr. Lamont said last night at
the Chevy Chase Club. "Since the 'dif
ferential' allowed Pacific Coast builders
becaute of their distance from the naval
centers of the Atlantic Coast was abol
lshed, we have not believed contracts for
very large v essels highly profitable.
"As to the naval problem, we are lim
ited to the smallest class of vessels, like
gunboats, submarines, and destrovers. in
building which for our own coast we can
compete because of the high delivery cost
of vessels built on the east coast tnd to
merchant vessels for Pacific Coast trade
and to repair work.
Expect nrpnlr AVorfe.
"We expect to gain a great deal In re
pair work, and this will be the principal
cause of Increase of activity with the
shipbuilders on our coast In fact, we
often take contracts for constructing
large vessels, not for any profit in them,
but so that we may maintain large forces
of workmen who are available for repair
"The building of vessels large enough
for trade between the Pacific and At
lantic coasts will directly benefit the
Eastern, not the Western shipyards."
The part of the navy detailed to the
Pacific Coast now is about the same as
the navy of Korea or Slam. Mr. La
'The Oregon, splendid In her day, but
now out of date, is the only battleship
on our coast," ho said. "We also have
two or three old cruisers out there. It
seems to be th policy of the Navy not
to divide its force, and as long as It
is not divided, its strength will be main
tained on the Eastern Ccast.
Pacific Coast people, recognizing this.
have long asked that, since they have
not the strong first-line defense, they
should have a strong second-line defense,
composed of flotillas of submarine and
on-surface torpedo boats and destroy
ers, and other small vessels."
Mr. Lamont. who is an enthusiastic
golfer, has played with President Taft
on the Chevy Chase links.
Boston Fears Using Soap, but in
Washington Everyone Bathes
in Same Old Way.
Boston, the city of culture and cod,
brains and beans, may taboo soap, be
cause, perchance, microbes of disease
may lurk In the suds, but not so with
Dr. J. L. Norris. assistant health officer.
thinks oap Is about the greatest thing
on earth to provide health And the doc
tor knows He sas:
"We are not opposed to the use of soap
In the District "
Dr. J. J. Mullowney. health officer of
Boston, inveighs against the Invidious
properties of oap. both as a container
and transmitter of micro-organisms, pop
ularly known as virulent germs, bacteria,
According to Dr Norris. soap Is a
hobby with most Washlngtonlans. There
Is much soap used In this city Even
the children are encouraged to acquire
the habit. Most people here expose,
periodically, the entire surface of their
bodies to action of soap Probably every
one In Washington applies soap to the
surface of the hands and face
"The rlk. when soap Is externally ap
plied. ' said Dr Norris, "Is not great
enough to Justify Its prohibition In
fact many people die from other causes
than that of us'ng soap "
Dr. Norris further stated that the tem
perature to which the animal fat' were
subjected In the soap-making process
practically removed the possibility that
disease-giving germs should survive into
the finished product He also believed
the rlak minimum, that the soap used in
public places acted as a convejor of
germs, as the alkali in soap Is sufficient
to work as an antiseptic
MEXICAN SITUATION WORSE.
IcttTitlca of Rebels Increase In
Reports from American consular offi
cers In the southern part of Mexico, es
pecially In the neighborhood of Tres
Marias, where the recent train assault
occurred, report conditions as continu
ing to be very bad In the northern
part, according to reports that reached
the State Department jesterday. the
movement of rebels appears to continue
in the direction of Sonora. There have
been no recent disturbances at Nogales
or Saltlllo, where there was trouble
some time ago. It Is stated that John
Sesler, the American who was held In
Jail at Cananea, was released Monday.
Railway communication between Mexi
co City and Torreon and between Tor-
reon and Chihuahua ts reported inter
rupted. REFUSED PENSION INCREASE.
Col. Roosevelt Urged It, but Senate
Decides Agnlnat Sirs. Hnnklns.
The Senate yesterday voted down a
bill that had been reported by Senator
Du Pont from the Committee on Pen
sions increasing the pension of Mrs.
Anna G. Hawkins, widow of Brig Gen.
Hamilton S. Hawkins, from $12 a month
to $50. There was a brief debate on the
measure. Senator McCumber of North
Dakota, chairman of tho Committee on
Pensions, opposed the bill on the ground
that the evidence In the case showed
that Mrs. Hawkins was In the enjovment
of an Income of 11.300 a year, and there
fore was not dependent
The report was read and the fact dis
closed that CoL Theodore Roosevelt
wrote a letter to Senator Du Pont ad
vocating the passage of tho bill. But
this did not appear to influence the Sen
ate In the matter. Most of CoL Roose
velt's letter was devoted to telling of the
part that Gen. Hawkins played In the
battle of Santiago.
In this engagement, in which Gen.
Hawkins personally led a charge, the
report says that "Gen. Hawkins was
wounded, his two aids-de-camp were
killed, and one-fourth of hla brigade
were kUIed or wounded."
Sixth and New York Ave. . Washington, D. C
It Is a Big Job We Have
To buy lumber good enough for you. We have to, send car- t
load after carload of lumber back to the shippers because it J
does not measure up to our standard of quality and we i
can't let it come into our yards unless it is good, sound, hon-
est lumber that we can recommend and guarantee to our cus- J
-Ut. XfraJf IM&ey I
St Stephen's Catholic Church Re
ceives $200 from Estate of
Mrs. Margaret Cady.
The pastor of St Stephen's Roman
Catholic Church in this city is remem
bered with a bequest of SM0 in the will
of Mrs. Margaret Cady. dated November
17. 1309. and filed for probate yesterday.
Other cash bequests are: Rev Father
Williams, of St Stephen's Church. $3)0:
Patrick T. Nlland. J3. St Ann's Infant
Asylum, J10O; Mary Cady Dement ,
and Mary Donohue, SMO. The rest of
the estate is to no to Mary Cady. wife
of Patrick Cady. Martin Donohue is
named as executor.
By the terms of the will of William IL
Burnett dated July 9, 1512. his brother,
David L. Burnett. Is given J1.000. and a
like amount Is left to h s niece. Alice B.
Curtis. A grandnlece. Minnie C Wood-
some. Is to have toOO The brother Is
also to have the Insurance money due
from the War Department Beneficial As
sociation. The remaining estate is de
vised to Mrs. Mary E Clarke, wife of
Henry Conquest Clarke The American
Security and Trust Company is named
Provisions for the up-keep of the Cath
erine J HInton room at the Baptist
Home and the Augusta L. Hoeke room at
the National Lutheran Home are made
In the will of Mrs. Elizabeth Hoeke.
widow of W. IL Hoeke and former mem
ber of the Board of Education Bequets
f $1,000 each to Andrew J Hlnton ana
Josephine Morgan and $100 to Elizabeth
Hoeke Howard are made. Directions are
given that Emily Proctor be reimbursed
for the amount due her The remaining
estate is bequeathed to the husband, W.
II. Hoeke. who d ed in February last
Mrs. Hoeke's will Is dated February SO.
1910. and the Union Trust Company Is
named as executor.
FAVORS M0NTICELI0 PURCHASE.
Mrs. Littleton Reads Letter from
Purchase by the government of "Mon-
tlcelio," the Virginia homestead of
Thomas Jefferson, is Indorsed by Gov.
Wilson, the Democratic candidate for
President, according to a letter read
jesterday from Gov Wilson before the
House Rules Committee by Mrs Martin
W. Littleton, wife of the Representative
from New York.
Mrs. Littleton pleaded for two hours
before the committee to report a reso
lution for Federal purchase of "Monti-
cello " She headed a delegation of
women behind the project, which con
templates making Jefferson's home a
ASSEMBLY FOR ALASKA.
Senate Pauses Bill lready tp
proTcd by the lfonse.
The Senate yesterday paed a bill that
has heretofore passed the House of Rep
resentative, creating a legislative asem-
bly In the Territory of Alaska, and mak
ing other provisions for a civil govern
ment for the Territory
The Senate amended the House bill, o
that the Legislature of Alaska shall con
sist of but a single legislative as'mbly
of sixteen members. Instead of a Sen
ate and a House of eight and sixteen
members respectively, as is provived In
the bill as It pased the Houe The
members of the assembly are to be elect
ed, four from each of the four Judicial
divisions, as they now exist and shall
hold office for two jears. The first elec
tion is to be held on Tuesday after the
first Monday In November, 1912. The
sessions of the Legislature are to be
held every two vears, and shall not last
longer than sixty days unless called In
extra session by a proclamation of the
The power of veto upon acts of the
Legislature Is reserved to the Governor.
but the Legislature may, by a two-thirds
vote, pass an act over the veto.
SUBSTITUTE WOOL BILL.
Senator fnmmins Introduce Meas
ure In the Senate.
Senator A. B. Cummins introduced a
substitute wool bill yesterday. The bill
Is a complicated measure, which carries
duties on raw wool of IS cents, and
makes reductions In the manufactures
of wool below the existing rates, but
somewhat higher than those provided by
the Underwood bill, that came over from
tho House. The bill provides specific
duties in most instances which Senator
Cummins says are based- on the recom
mendations of the tariff board, but which
shall not In any case exceed 43 per cent
ad valorem. The bill -will be offered to
day as a solution of the wool tariff
question In the Senate. Senator Smoot
has a substitute also. It seems to bei
generally accepted that the Underwood
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nearly all the Democrats. It also is
conceded that Senator Smoot's bill can
DEMANDS JURY TRIAL.
Lee Wins; "Wants Peers) to Pn 011
A Jury trial was demanded In the Po
lice Court yesterday by Lee Wing, the
Chinaman charged with conducting a
gambling house at 546 Pennsylvania Ave
nue Northwest. Wing was arrested In a
raid made by the police shortly after
The Celestial's plea was not guilty.
He is being defended by Attorney J. E.
Laskey. The case will probably come up
nnt Tuesday. The. charge against Ah
Wong, alleged to be another principal,
has been dropped, and he will appear at
the trial as a witness only. The twenty
three CelesUals who were captured In
the raid have deposited $10 each to guar
antee thtlr appearance as witnesses.
VERITAS CLUB TO
Under Direction of Mrs. H. X. Ear
ring, Tots Will Go on
1 A Journey into the heart of the bts
woods will be made by the members of
the Veritas Club, under the guidance of
Mrs. H. K. Hairing, this afternoon.
Plans had been made for a visit to Glen
Echo Park, but arrangements could not
be completed, and the Jaunt into the
forest was decided upon by the members
of the club.
It is quite a mystical forest that Mrs.
Hairing will lead her little proteges Into.
arown-ups don't know how b'g a. forest
It Is, but the little members of the
Veritas Club, most of whom have never
seen more trees than those in the city
parks and circles think the b!g woods
around Washington a very wonderful
The Veritas Club starts for the big
woods at 3 o'clock this afternoon In mo
tor trucks which generous Washington
merchants will lend for the purpose.
Ample lunch will be carried. The club
asembles for the trip at the northern
division headquarters of the Associated
Charltlf". 701 Rhode Island Avenue
General Manager W. F. Jones, of the
Chesapeake Beach Railway, Informed
Mrs. Hairing jesterday that the road
wanted to be host to the Veritas Club
again. The outing given the club by the
railway last jear waj one of the most
memorable events In the lives of a good
many oung of the members The visit
to Chesapeake Beach this year will take
place about August L
PLANS FOR CAMP.
National Guard About Ready to Go
to Harpers Ferry.
Brig Gen George H Harr!e. com
manding officer of the District National
Guard, will return as soon as possible
the completed plans for the maneuvers
to be held at Harpers Ferry. Va.. begin
ning August It The first draft was sent
to him Immediately after the meeting
at which they were drawn up Tuesday
night AdJt Gen. A. L. Palmer, of the
Guird, submitted a tentative plan for the
maneuvers, and MaJ F. B. Wheaton. of
the Enelneer Corps, D C N G . prepared
a map of the proposed camp, showing
the watr supply, location of various
commands, and maneuvering field.
Copies of the completed plans wilt bo
struck off and distributed to all ths
Guardsmen within a few days.
TAKE OLD ROUTE ACROSS OCEAN.
Baltimore to Southampton.
The steamship Neckar. the first boat in
forty jears to carry passencers from
Baltimore to Southampton. England. left
tho Mao land city yesterday with many
Washington people aboard
Most of the Washington passengers
will continue their Journey to Bremen.
German., Mrs. Ed-vln Mlckley, Miss
Minnie MIcklfy. and Miss Narclssa O.
Smith however, will stnp In Southamp
ton Washincton people going to Bremen
are as follows
Mrs Josephine BIrkle. Mrs. A. W. K.
Brown. Mrs Marie Deltrlch. Mrs. Marie
Hauslr. Mrs. Starkow Rjder. Miss
Josephine Blrkle, Miss Isabel M. Hausler,
Miss Winona HilL Miss Sarah Nevlasr.
Miss Elizabeth Heider. Miss Louise
Heldtr, Theodore J Binder, Karl Blrkie.
Henry D. Dietrich, Fritz Herzog. Thomas
Ruffin. the Rev. C Rockford Stetsoi.
George H. Wilson, and Judge Charles B.
Howry, of the Court of Claims.
FAVORS SOFT COAL.
Unlclnls May Use It for Schools nnd
District officials believe that soft coal can
be used In the office and school bJildlngs
under the Jurisdiction of the District to
advantage. The heavy, black smoke of
soft coal may be avoided, and a saving
on coal bills realized.
MaJ Jlarkhanr. Assistant Engineer
Commissioner, believes tha- the resultant
saving In coal bills rem the use of soft
coal would be large, but as the cost cf
installing soft coal plants in all tha
buildings would be great says that It
will be necessary for his department to
make thorough experiments before sub
mitting definite recommendations to ths
NAMES ARE WITHHELD.
Thone Who m Bar Examination
to nr Made PnMlo In Fall.
Th. A-rfimlnlnff' committee of the Bar
Association met yesterday and formu
lated its report on the recent examina
tion of candidates for admission to the
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trict of Columbia. Candidates will at
once be notified of the results 01 tneir
examinations, but the names of the suc
cessful candidates win not De maao
public until the report Is submitted to
the court next fall.
The members of the committee are
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Given, secretary: Irving Williamson.
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Walter C Clephane. Edward H. Thomas,
and John E. Laskey.
President Taft withdrew yesterday at
the instance of the Civil Service Com
mission, the nomination of F. B. Leroy.
as postmaster at Cohoes, i Y. Mr. Le
roy. who is the present postmaster, .was
nominated a few days ago for reappoint
ment When the Civil Service Com
mission learned that his name had gone
to the Senate, they asked that it be
withdrawn, pending the prosecution of
the Postmaster -en charges of vloIaUng
the civil service regulations. The Presi
dent's action will depend upon tte out
come of the trial,
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