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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. SATURDAY. JULY 27. 1912.
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SATURDAY. JULY 27, 1312.
The Peruvian Outrage.
The hideous story of the Peruvian
rubber inferno has roused great indig
nation everywhere, and the belated, half
hearted action of the government of
Peru in proceeding against the authors
of the outrages is universally condemned.
Civilized nations are beginning to take
action, and especially in 'England the
Catholic Church is taking prompt meas
ures to protect and aid the remnant of
the natives. An appeal has been issued
by the Primates of England and Ire
land for the funds necessary for the
dispatch and establishment of a mission.
a humanitarian spirit that can only be
Pern is overwhelmingly Roman Cath
olic, and it is pointed out that only a
mission of that church can be success
ful But be that as it may, there is a
clause in the Peruvian constitution
which prevents any persons other than
Roman Catholics from carrying on re
ligious work in that country. That fea
ture should not stand in the way of
funds coming "from people of all re
ligious beliefs, as the work of such a
mission for a" long time to come of ne
cessity must be more of a humanitarian
than of a proselyting nature.
Barbarianism has reigned too long
in that secluded region of the eastern
foothills of the Andes, and an outpost
of civilization ought to be promptly es
tablished there. The Peruvian govern
ment owes it to humanity that it should
open up that section to the work of
missions of all kinds. It has an ugly
stain on its escutcheon, and to limit the
nature and number of agencies -in the
work of succor and amelioration is a
policy which a republican government
ought not to persist In.
The National Commerce.
The new National Chamber of Com
merce, which has established headquar
ters in Washington, has decided to pub
lish a journal called "The Nation's
Business," to be sent broadcast to mem
bers and editorial writers.
A survey of the constructive progress
of the country along lines of agricul
ture, manufacture, mining, transporta
tion, finance, and distribution is to be
made and published. But the periodi
cal is to be concerned chiefly with the
news of progress of organized promo
tion, and of statistical statements of
development, obtained from the bureaus
of the government departments related
to commercial activities at home and
Under these circumstances the new
periodical will be a compendium of
progress news and cover a heretofore
uncovered field without cost to those
desiring information. For at present
the dweller of the Pacific Coast has but
a vague idea of what is going on in the
East in the way of constructive matters.
It will be the business of the National
Chamber of Commerce to link all parts
of the nation together in the patriotism
A Welcome Censorship.
The order of the Postmaster Gen
eral concerning the use of the general
delivery window calls attention to a
department regulation which in the pres
sure of office routine may have been
disregarded. This provides that appli
cants for their mail may be asked to
give in writing their names and ad
dresses, and that minors may be required
to furnish the names of their parents;
that in cities having carrier service ap
plicants may be called upon to state why
they do not wish to have their mail de
livered, and finally that whenever
minors get their mail under suspicious
circumstances it is optional with the
postmaster to notify their parents.
Fully one-half of the persons who go
to the general delivery window have
legitimate business there. Still, the
step taken by the Postmaster General
is to be commended, inajmuch as it is
nothing more than to enforce an old
rule. A written statement for wishing
to use the general delivery window will
tend to bar out undesirables but it
will not curtail the legitimate use of the
Transients or residents temporarily
without a fixed place of residence will
continue to be served. But the. greeiu
goods man, the get-ricb-quick fraud,
the receiver (or sender) of clandestine
love epistles, or "mash" billets doux
will net be able to hide behind a gen
eral delivery address.
We fail to see how the revived rule
can 'work any harra to any one. The
convenience of transients will be pro
vided for, and the sensitiveness of those
living in lodgings who dislike to have
their correspondence Inspected by prying
fellow-boarders or landladies will be
respected. The enforcement of the reg
ulation emphasizes the duty of the post-
office toward young people who, if not
restrained, might easily drift into cor
respondence with disastrous results.
They may at the time resent what
they call "espionage." But if they are
sensible they will be grateful very
grateful in the end.
Look Out for a Deadlock.
The adoption by the Senate of the
Bourne bill, advocating a zone system
of charges, has divided the advocates
of a parcel post in a manner that will
give the defenders of the express com
panies more of an opportunity than the
Sulzer fiat rate bill in the House did.
Should the two plans be investigated by
a committee it would postpone action
for another year or longer.
.We note with regret that there is a
conflict between the 'friends of the par
cel post in Congress when for the first
time they are in the majority. When the
postal appropriation bill gets into con
ference the attitude of the supporters of
the two contending bills should be
watched closely for signs whether a
deadlock is not the real object of some
who pretend to advocate the parcel
We say it emphatically that the fail
ure of Congress to adopt one or the
other means of relieving the United
States from the oppression of 'the ex
press companies will not be pardoned
by the victimized public Senators or
Representatives who intend to place a
cog in the wheel will have to do some
The Two Gladiators.
Mr. Bryan's part in the Wilson cam
paign is to be to "attend" to Roosevelt
We hope that this is true. It would
be almost too good a treat to lose to see
these two pitted against each other, for
so far they never have run as rivals
for Presidential honors. fcach time
either of them has been a candidate he
has had as his opponent a man of an
altogether opposite temper of mind.
Mr. Bryan ran twice against McKinley
and once as Taft"s rival. He was dash
ing, poetical, but regarding less of facts ;
his opponents were solid, prosaic and
strictly adhering to the truth. When
Roosevelt ran against Parker, the con
trast was still greater and more force
Mr. Wilson is a more finished and
polished orator than the President, but
there are no whirlwind methods in him
like in Bryan or Roosevelt It is an
unkind fate that has thus far deprived
us from witnessing a battle between
these two gladiators 1
Is It "Finis?"
How does Mr. Roosevelt intend to
overcome the ukase of the insurgent
Senators that there must be no third
party as they "will not be parties to
his plan to run independent tickets in
their States" (Iowa, Oregon, and Kan
sas) ? Flmn of Pennsylvania virtually
told Mr. Roosevelt the same thing.
The truth has come out at last If
the desires of the third term candidate
were followed in Pennsylvania, the re
sult would disrupt the Roosevelt move
ment there, wreck the State organiza
tion, which now, through Flinn. is
friendly to Roosevelt and perhaps turn
the Keystone State over to Wilson. The
Pennsylvania Congressmen and others
in many States ha-e taken fright at the
Roosevelt programme, and are bringing
all their influence, and that of the "reg
ular State leaders, to bear upon the
third termer to "modify" his plans, to
make his fight only for President and
leave Congressional and State tickets
out of his ambitious desires altogether.
As a national ticket alone would not
interest the voters in many States to
so great an extent as to break with their
party lines, there will be little, if any,
incentive to hae a new party.
A contemporary tells us that there 1
t2S0.000.0CO worth of Jewels owned In New
Tork City; also that a man can be hired
there to do murder for 12.000. It Is well
known that sheer desperation fa the
right of the survival of the fittest makes
criminals of some people.
Churchiirs supplemental naval esti
mates for Great Britain do not encour
age the belief that the cost of living In
that country will decrease any.-
Former Gov. Fort of New Jersey pre
sents a. long list of what the third-term
leader stands for, while It Is opposed by
the Republican party. But -despite dili
gent scrutiny, we fall to see enumerated
the law of gravitation, of the eouinn-r.
and the "pons asinorum."
No wonder that CoL Roosevelt advo
cates the control of deep waterways. He
ought to know what it means to be In
PEBTT2JENT AND IMPEETINENT.
From the Chicago Inter Ocean.
But If Los Angeles puts Into effect all
those saloon reforms that are proposed!
wont It everlastingly ruin itself as a
winter resort for the unregenerate from
other parts of the country?
From the St Paul Dispatch.
A study of the news every day leads
to the conviction that too many people
grow confused over the difference be
tween the high cost of living and the
cost of high living. Tet the difference
is plain and simple.
Prom the New Tork Erenlng Pat
Thanks to Oyster Bay, Mr. Tjorimer no
longer has a seat in the Senate. Can.
non. we may hope, will be attended to
in 1515 or 193).
Fnpn the BL Paul Pioneer-Press.
A Boston woman urges co-operation in
the use of housemaids. The trouble has
seemed to be in getting the .maids to
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
TAKE IT EAST.
Oh. yes; lf very, very hot
And still the sun Is shining.
No use In grumbling,at your lot
No use to curse the lack of breeze.
It threatens to be warmer.
That angers you, but it may please
No use to mop jrour fevered brow.
Avoid aU fuss and flurry.
The summer will slide by somehow;
Don't worry. !
Uncle Penny-erase Says l
Some people don't care for small talk
but It's often a relief after listening to
a lot of big talk.
'Well "Worth Catching;.
"Anything worth catching In that
laker" asked the young man who had
just arrived. -
The hotel proprietor maicnea ais ques
tion with another.
"See that girl in the red bathing suit?"
"She ought to be worth catching. They
say she's worth 150,000 plunks."
Jnly 2T In History
July 27. 1ES Henry VIII has his trunks
seized at a summer hotel.
July 27. 15St-Queen Elizabeth, a typical
summer girl, gets engaged for the fourth
tune that season.
'ot a. Ball Btooae.
Think Peleg "Wombat has got any
chanst to be elected poundmaster of
Ounno. Nobody has accused him of
stealing his nomination. 'Fraid he a
hopelessly out of style this year."
Back from Vacation.
The mountain view, I must admit
Was grand to see.
But still my little home looks pret-
Ty good to me.
Just the Thine
"tile is a burden to me."
"Take an Interest in something. Have
an avocation. Take up golf."
"Aw. life Isn't worth living."
"Then take up aviation."
"I hear Grace Is engaged to a very
desirable fellow here at the Beach"
"He has no money."
"No; but he has a Job for the summer
as soda water clerk.
An Exclusive Dame.
"Lucie," said the haughty lady.
"Tes, madam?" said the maid.
"Look out of the window and see If
any other lady is using the ocean. If
not I may take a bawth."
"Floats" and "Tarts!" Xothtntr Ever
to lie Compared with Them.
From the Ohio State Journal.
In the good old days, when life was
simple and sincere, when people were
happier than now and didn't make so
much money, when society was friend
ship and home was love, there were two
stated and popular desserts at all parties
and particular dinner occasions, and
they were float and tarts.
That float' There was never anything
to compare with It, before or since.
Those white, snowy islands floating on
a golden flood, were a dream Just Im
ported from elyslum It was almost
profane to taste It. so like a vision of
eternal happiness It seemed. But we did
taste It. and the luxury of It skipped
past the palate and melted Into the mind.
where it Inspired thoughts of the love
liness of life.
And those tarts little, crisp, white
shells filled with jelly and jam or pre
serves of some kind. My. what gems of
joy they were' We remember particu
larly the Jellied tarts. They were win
some little desserts, as simple and mod
est as lilies of the valley, and sometimes
thought they were related, they
were so modest and pure. Oh, the sad
day when they were supplanted by Ices,
meringues, crackers, and rotten cheese
No wonder pessimism spreads Itself so
VOL VI. NO. 11.
Our Motto: 11 yon cc it n
f licit, it un't neetmnly -
OF YE SCRIBE
When & xrettj jlrl cf MTentwo
or rfcAtMTi can't hdle hr fith-
n't last cent from tim it 1 a
em accordlnc to Caroius jiagnna
Odell. the Shfrlock Holro of The
Bis Stick, tfcit &ce una awuiy
Sreasiog of "trawl opera and
mii-ic." an Alexandria merchant
adTertiaes "cood booka and Bible,"
while a real estate firm in HyaU
TlUe billboard that It ituds rradj
to build jou a renaen or
In addreuica' younf cub re
porter of Thfr Biz Stick the other
night. Directing Manager Ilania ald
If ctt reporter on Una aheet could
only Ut up to Ma own opinion of
nftnyT the word ignorant would
become obsolete. The cub aimply
said "Thank you, air"
A Chicago judcQ baa derided that
women seed not abaxe the.r hus
bands, which will be welcome newa
to tome of our waaunzion sprouts.
To "Anxious Subscriber": No. th
editor of The Big Stick ii not a Bull
Mooaer. but he coesn t mind.
will attend the Chicago convention
and keen you posted on T.
morementj. nrt withstanding
secrecy with which bis campaign is
To Fannie: Our artist agrees with
yen. It la moat diScult to photo
graph an omce cat.
Our statesmen made a mistake In
not building the Panama Canal so
it could bo turnea upuae aown.
July diridenda of The Big Stick
amount to only 7,000,000, as against
$15,000,000 last year. But as cham
pagna haa come down and caviar
has been placed on the iree jut.
we expect, with, a. bit of retrench
ment here and there, to pun tbrougn.
ETery married man fully realize
that what the worn needs moat
ia more dressmaker.
Mai. Ernst Gerstenberg, the turn
Tater of the Colombia Turn Ver
ein. and nresident of Gerttenberg
CnlTersity, where our most prom
inent newspaper scribes and states
men take their postgraduate courses,
resembles the great Bismarck m
many ways. First of all. Bismarck
spoke a fine Westphallaa dialect,
while MaJ. Ernst ia my fond of
Westpballan Scuinken. Bismarck's
dos'a name was Tjms, and Gersten
berga doca name is Lorchen, and
both are about as tig aa a cow,
and both (not the dogs, but, Bla
xnarrJc and Gerstenberg) ara or were
soldiers in the Frtusian army.
to r proon
AIDED BY PRINCESS
Almost $1,000 Raised in Hawaii by
Royal Woman1 Who Missed
Sailing on Boat.
Princess Kawana Koa, of the royal
family of Hawaii, who concelled her
booking on the Titanic Just before the 111
fated liner sailed on her first and last
voyage, has begun a campaign In Hono
lulu to raise funds for the great marble
arch that Is to be erected In Washington
as woman's tribute to the men who died
on the Titanic that women and children
The descendant of Hawaiian Kings I
co-operating with Mrs. Henry A. Strong,
of Rochester, N. T., mother-in-law of ex
Governor of Hawaii George R. Carter.
The first resulting contribution arrived
from Honolulu yesterday. The sum re
ceived Is Just under 11.000 and Is accom
Penled by a list of 278 representative wom
en of the Islands who contributed to the
This list Is made up In almost equal
numbers of English and American wom
en. Prominent among the English wom
en Is Mrs. F. M. Swanzy, wife of the
British consul to Hawaii. The number
of American women Includes Mrs. George
R. Carter, wife of the ex-governor of the
territory and the famous center of Tale's
'SS football team. Mrs. Carter Is a daugh
ter of Mrs. Henry A. Strong, of Ro
chester, w ho Is in chance of the Hawaiian
fund. Another prominent American con-
trioutor Is Mrs. Sanford B. Dole, wife or
the first governor of the Islands, and the
only president of the republic.
Princess Kawana Koa was the guest
of the English King and Queen at the
recent coronation. During the ceremony
she met Mrs. John Hays Hammond,
whose husband was special Ambassador
from the United States to the coronation.
When the princess heard of the organiza
tion of the Woman's "Titanic" Memorial,
of which Mrs. Hammond Is secretary,
she wrote to Mrs. Hammond that she
would like to work for the memorial in
Hawaii. Princess Kawana Koa under
went a severe operation In London last
March. Resulting weakness compelled
her at the last moment to give up her
suite on the Titanic Had she sailed it
Is doubtful if. in her delicate state of
health, she would have survived the hor
rors of the night when the Titanic went
TO STUDY WATER POWER.
Col. Lnntrfltt to Make Investigation
of Great Falls Supply.
A thorough Investigation of the avail
able water supply and water power at
Great Falls, or between Great Falls and
the District. Is to be made for Congress
by Col Langfltt. the engineer officer in
charge of the District water supply.
Surveys, topographical maps, and speci
fications and estimates for the produc
tion, distribution, and utilization of the
maximum electrical power that can be
economically created and employed, and
the volume of water supply wilt be
carefully gone. Into and reported.
Congress has appropriated $20,000 for
the work, which will be conducted under
the authority of the War Department.
ECHO FROM THE PAST.
ElKhty-one-jear Old Draft la Pa til
A local bank yesterday presented to
the Post-office department a draft for
t:i02. which was dated April 1. 1S31 It
drawn by Assistant Postmaster
General Charles K. Gardener on James
Milllken. postmaster at Tuecarora, Pa.,
In favor of David Kyle.
Auditor Charles A. Kram searched for
many hours through musty, half for
gotten flies before the bill was Anally
erlrtcd and paid His researches re
tealed the fact that David Kyle, at that
remote time, carried mall once a week
from Selin's Grove, through ten village',
to Fannettsberg. Pa., and was paid JJS67
eek. The government contracted this
debt fie years before the denartment
which paid It was created
THE BIG STICK
WASHINGTON. JULY 27. 1912.
LIKES CHILLY THINGS.
His Hurt's ti Warm is His Wares Are Cold.
Tim ii th man. of tot ana and antmubllM; the tcmn h
Bakes and rnlM. ths lttt hr breaks and eaten. He is Mr Ar
Uuir A. Chatan. rnsldect cf Chipuv-Sacki Manufacturing Company.
His dart of toil are deroted to such detatla as cream bj tie thou
sand gallons, itrawberriM by tie hundred ronndl, and ice by the ton.
When these matters become irksome, he takes out that tcurlcs car
and bums irp a few hundred miles of exceUeut country road.
Altotether there ia mighty little hot air about Mr. Cnirfn. Out
of the little Arctic region that he maintains as a measa of UTelihood
there come bmies which cool thoosanda; and eren tie trail of earth
left by Ms motor car ia of the denatured kind called exhaust and
makes sneezes. Toe warmest spot In Mr. Chapin's Tlcinlty seems to
Tie Big Stick belleres the Na
tion's Capital has an attraction
that no other city In the country
can boast of and one that make
the Tisitor case in wonder. Tears
ago it caused the same kind of com
ment ti old fashioned bone car
"Where, am I atf said a labor
man to The Big Stick. "Here's
on man 5mtnr Wilson for be
ing against organized labor, anoth
er labor leader praising him and
jumping on TafL The colonel is on
tie fence. Anyhow, I lire in Wash
ington and can't vote, so what
the do I care.
did in New Tork. but now Wash
ington has left that city far behind
HENS ARE CHICKENS.
Te scribe now knows th answer
to "Why is heat" Tier ain't
none. Judge Pngh, of the rolice
Ooart. Ii authority. In a case be
fore him yesterday he says "old
chickens need exercise," and then
tell of chickens thirteen ytars old.
Good-by, hen; from now on it must
be "Why Is a chicken t"
m cunginr to antfcrultlea, for our
beautiful dry still boasts of it
cOcial lamplighters. The sight of
a man going from on pole light
to another with, hia little ladder
la one that lew cities to-day can
adrertise aa en af lta attractions.
but Washington has m and seems
"YO'D HAVE LIED"
Former Commissioner Explodes This
Remark in Hearing at
Baltimore. Md., July IS. "Then you
bava lied and stole. Is that it?" This wa
the unusual remark heard before the
public service commission to-day, and
to" make It more extraordinary, the
speaker was Henry B. F. Macfarland,
former Commissioner of the District of
This must stop; there can be no such
language before this commission." ex
claimed Commissioner E. Clay Tlmanus,
and Chairman Laird energetically waved
dissent to Mr. Macfarland.
"Well, we will prova it," returned
Mr. Macfarland. who subsided for the
What had aroused Mr. Macfarland's
strong utterance was the recital of L.
L. Howell, of New York, traffic suDer-
vlsor of the Postal Telegraph Cable
Company, of how In the guise of a New
England telephone company attache, ha
had won his nay to the operating room
of the Chesapeake and Potomac Tele
phone Company at Frederick, and there
saw a notice discriminating in favor of
the Western Union.
Mr. Hovrell Smiled.
Mr. Howell smiled derisively at Mr.
Macfarland's outburst, and was not the
slightest bit perturbed.
You believe that the end Justifies the
means." continued Mr. Macfarland.
Most assuredly in this case," replied
The case before the commission was
that of the Postal Company complain
ing that persons calling their company
up oy pnone to send telegrams were
given the Western Union instead, and
that they thereby were losing business.
The commission Is asked to rule that
both telegraph companies shall fare
equally when persons phone for a tele
graph company and that each company
be required to answer phone calls by
number and not by name
Mr. IloweHs recital showed that a
clever trick had been "put over" on the
& P., and Charles H. Carter and Mr.
Macfarland. counsel for the C. & P..
showed plainly that they did not relish
the testimony, and each sought to be
little Mr. Howell's evidence, but without
GRADUATE ARMY FLYERS.
License Granted to Capt. Hennrasr
and Lleat. Harry Graham.
Two new array flyers have been grad
uated from the Army Aviation School at
College Park, Md. The men passing the
examination required by the Aero Club
of America, and receiving there pilot li
censes, were Capt Frederick B Hennessy
and Lieut. Harry Graham.
Lieut. Louis Rockwell. Lieut. Samuel
McLeary. and Lieut Harold Gelger are
the only other young aviators yet to qual
ify for their licenses.
As the pupils are so far advanced, the
veteran airmen will soon make prepara
tions for strenuous cross-country tests.
and experiments as to the practical value
of aeroplane conveyance.
PLANS TOR HYDRO-AEROPLANES.
Capt. Chambers Prepares Specifica
tions for ew Mnrhlnra.
Capt Washington I Chambers. In
charge of naval aeronautics, has. at the
Instance of the Navy Department, pre
pared specifications for hydro-aeroplanes
especially adapted for the use of the
department. The plans are to be trans
mitted to various manufacturers as a
basis-for models to be submitted for test,
with proposals to supply the department.
The machines must be stable enough to
ride the sea safely In a twenty-mile
breeze in the open water with the motor
stopped, and they must carry two pas
sengers and a wireless apparatus for four
hours, at a speed of fifty miles The
floats must leave the water within a
thousand- ard run. and be able to climb
500 feet at the rate of 100 feet a minute.
A Hit Cor
T. R. NO PLACE TO GO.
It Is related that Gen. Wheeler,
when he decided to dnn the ian
kee uniform and go Into the psn-ish-American
war. asked a brother
Confederate offlcer if he didn't want
to go with him He replied, I
hare no objection whsterer to put
tlcg on the Yankee uniform and do
some more fighting with you, t.eo.
Wheeler, but supposing I rhould,get
killed, end then tried to get into
hearenf I'd meet Gen. Lee there.
and bed say "Why. Jack, what are
you doing here with that Yankee
uniform? Get out, this la no place
"Then I'd go to hell, and tiers
I'd meet Gen. Early, and he'd say
'Why. Jack, what are you rfowg
here with that Yankee uniforrnt'
Jack would try to explain, but
Gen. Early would exclaim, tmr
tieutly. 'Get out cf here, this is no
place for you' Then Jack remark
THE BIG EGO.
By nrsRi rccK.
What would they do
If I should go
The peotle plain
Their teeth would gnash.
And things mundane
Would go to smash.
With blanching cheek.
And bated breath.
Earth's worms would squeak
For early death.
west would It do.
Should I quit all.
It surely must
Close erry door.
And let the dost
Hold down the floor
The courts as well
Would come to naught.
MELON COLIC DAYS.
The melon colic days are nlgb.
Ana witn tiem come the green
ings. Who cares if prices soar on high
AS Jong aa one has no til reelings?
In winter we haxe prune to eat
And lima beans, as dry aa punl-
Tis wont that we should hare a
From all 'such ordinary Junk.
The melon colic days are come.
Let's aU be full of Joy and hope:
For who can tell I Perhaps next year
seme may be marked. Just cant
Purple la the farorite color of
Rer. Dr. Badellff. who la Terr
fond of necktijs of that bus and
Sixth St. and New York Ave, Washington, D. C.
PARDON US, MISTER,
But are you one of the men who said "there is no mote good
lumber like they used to have in the old days?" Well, there is
one old-time lumber firm in this- city that sticks to the old-time
ideas about what constitutes good lumber, and that firm is Libbey.
We are selling just as good lumber as our Libbey forefathers,-who
founded this business eighty-eight years ago, and we are selling it
at fair prices, too. Come on and get the proof.
7-u. d-r' LJey
By GEOriCB FITCH,
Author at "At Good Old Simula."
An elevator is a sort of passenger sky
rocket by which a person can be, yanked
off the earth and Into a cooler climate
forty-nine stories above in less time than
it would take him to climb three flights
of stairs and mop his forehead twice.
The elevator was invented in America,
which also produced the quick lunch
counter, the revolver, and other time
savers and It has enabled man to colonize
the air. Half a century ago nobody
lived more than seventy feet above the
ground. Nowadas men do business hap
pily TOO feet aloft and discharge their
office boys for stealing eagles' eggs off of
the fire escape Instead of attending to
Some elevators travel SCO feet a min
ute, making stops at all way stations,
while others run express to the three
dczenth floor at the rate of 6C0 feet a
minute, the passenger's vital organs fol
lowing slightly behind By taking a lo
cal up four floors and catching an ex
press down to the city proper, a hur
ried financier can leave his office In the
sunshine, slide down through a thun
der storm and borrow In umbrella from
friend on the sidewalk in less than a
Elevators are run by men and boys.
who are kept so busy that they do not
e time to take tips. This accounts
for the enormous popularity of this In
genious contrivance In this country
.levators occasionally fall, but not as
often as aeroplanes or brick houses.
They are net as dangerous as street cars,
or Instantaneous water heaters, and no
body minds them In this country. How
NEW SHOES FOR
D. S. SOLDIER BOYS
War Department Adopts Eeport of
Army Board Which Conducted
The report of the army board which in
vestigated the question of shoes in the
military service has been accepted, and
the shoe recommended by the board will
henceforth be the official footwear for
soldiers. General orders to this effect
will be Issued soon
Besides making the shoe recommended
by the board the official shoe, the adop
tion of the board's report abolishes all
other soles of shoes now in use As
soon as the present supplies are ex
hausted no more will be issued The
army now supplies enlisted men with
three kinds of shoes, the garrison tan
shoe for wear about the post, the march
ins shoe for field work, and the dress
shoe. The first two are tan shoes and
the third is a black shoe. The new order
does away with all these, including; the
black dress shoe Henceforth there will
be but one shoe, to b worn at all times,
and that will be a tan shoe
The new shoe was constructed and
recommended after a series of ex
periments by the board extending over a
period of four years. The X-ray played
a large part In these experiments By
its use the board was able to del a
shoe which followed the anatomical lines
of the foot, thus preventing any dis
placement of the bones of the foot
CADETS ABE ASSIGNED.
War Depnrtmrnt Sends Wot Pulnt
Gradtintc to Reictuienta.
Graduates of the United States Mili
tary Academ of the class of 191! yes
terday receiied their ass'gnments from
the War Department. They are now on
leave, and will report to their regiments
about the middle of September. Second
lieutenants assigned to the infantry are
First Infantry. JL W. Robertson. J. H. Binemon.
Jr.; Second Infantry. A. K. Polhemus; Third In
fantry, J X Smitn. Jr. w G. Kilner. Fourth
Infantry. T J Hayes, A. E. Brown: Fifti In
fantry. G. Lett Brown; Sixth Infantry. E. B. Hoch
wslt: Seienth Infantry. C C Drake; Ninth In
fantry. d'A Fechet, W H. Itobaon. Tenth In
fantry. W II Wilbur. H J Maloney, F. C Sibert.
eteuth Infantry, W J Morrlasey; Sixteenth In
fantryi II W. suUiian. S. J Chamberlain: Seten
ternth Infantry. T. W. Martin; Eighteenth In
fantry. G. H Cook, A. V Arnold; Nineteenth In
fantry. D. Johnson, W. H. ITaisltp, W II. Walker.
B F. Delamster. Jr.: Twentieth Infantry. W G.
Wearer: Twenty-first Infantry, R. T. Snow. J. E
JIcDonild, F V. Schneider. F J. Riley, Twenty
second Infantry. It. a Holliday. C. P Dick,
Twenty third Infantry. William Deen. H L. White
side; Twenty sixth Infantry. E. C Rose: Twenty
serenth Infantry. R, E. Patterson: Twenty-eighth
Infantry M. F Harmon. Jr.; Twenty-ninth In
fantry. Vf. J. Morriseey. H. a McLean: Thirtieth
Infantry, E. S. Gorrell, B. D. Edwards, C N'
Sawyer, R. O Barton.
Assignments to the cavalry arm of
the service follow:
First Caialry. G. McO. Chase; Second Catalry,
O. E. Schulta. J. 8. Homier; Third Caialry II M
Rayner; Fourth Caialry. H A. Flint. W Nslle:
Fifth Caialry, W II. W. Youngs; Siith Caralry.
P. L. Thomas: Seienth Caialry, R. F. Hiatt, 8 M
Walmaky; Eighth Caialry, R. JL UtlleJohn. Isaac
Srlalding; Sinth Caialry. 8 V. Bingham. H. W
Harms; Tenth Caralry. John E. Lewis. T Deuel. Jr.:
Eteeenth Caialry. H. L. Flynn: Twelfth Caialry.
G. Comer; Thirteenth Caialry, J. D. Kelly: Four
teenth Caialry. B Q. Jones, J. T. MeLane; First
Held Artillery. R. L. Maxwell: Second Field Ar
tillery, J. A. Gillespie: Third Field Artillery. C J.
Browne: Fourth Held Artillery, R. E. Anderson,
FUth Field Artillery, J. X. Hanser. K C Gnen
wa!d: Sixth Field Artillery, W. M. Bailey.
Arbitration sloanl End Heat-Inn.
New York, July M. The board of ar
bitration, which has been hearing evi
dence on. the application of the Brother
hood of Locomotive Engineers for an in
crease In wages amounting to J7,O0O,CCO
a year from sixty-two railroads East of
Chicago, to-day concluded the hearing oJ
testimony and Is expected to render Its
decision some time next week. Labor
leaders expect that Increases In pay will
oa recommended on some ox tne roaas
and denied on others.
ever, they ar regarded with great terror
In Europe, and are only used as a last
resort. An Englishman runs as elevator
as If he were moving a barn and only
the leisure class has time to ride in
Elevators have Increased the Joy of
the American business man by taking
him above the fly line, the dust line, the
noise line, the book agent line, and tho
sky line. They are almost the only free
thing left In America. The New Yorker
who hasn t the price of a ticket to Conev
Island need never despair so long as he
can cumt on an elevator and travel so
high In two minutes that he can see
half way back to his old western home.
Corjjr!iht. US. br Gewrs Mtuhsw . )
THE PEOPLE'S FORUM
Advice for T. R.
To the Editor- It will not b many
months before Mr Roosevelt and his
hypnotized followers will learn what he
has won In hia insane zeal for a. genuine
calamity and his search for an over
whelming popular demand. He will,
moreover, learn that the advice given to
Crorawell-the greatest politician of any
age-by Cardinal -Wolsey. when he was
i told to
nlng away ambition, for bv
sin fell the angels, and haw 'man
man. the Image of his Maker, hope to
win by It" has come down the ages
gathering momentum enouga to stagger
any man In his right mind. Inordinate
egotism, when coupled with ambition, haa
never won potency or place.
What can he win? What dishonorable
losses are his: Broken promises and
broken friendships; old opinions disi
pated and swallowed: his alleged dignl'y
thrown in the slime; a part of fe dig
nity of the United States, that has been
so generous to him. in the srrae with
it; the Republican party, to which he
has owed all his honors, malignantly and
cowardly stabbed, the degradation or
blackening of an illustrious reputation,
the sinking to a lower level every day
of a campaign of spite, of calumny, of
slandering one of the purest and most
loab!e of men who ever held high of
fice, of brawling, of a profound and
Ineradicable passion for the manners
and the Intelligence of the slums he has
oecome a ottter national disgust.
Like John Randolph of Roanoke, of
whom his eccentricities of temper and
Judgment may feebly remind students of
the pathology of demagogy and moral
arterlo-sclerosls. Theodore Roosvelt Is "a
Look back to the Roosevelt who landed
In New York In 1910, who had goll
opinions' of all sorts of people w
m'ght have had the good will of mo
llis countrymen, and have been a -tlonal
possession, who might have p d
for the blameless and beneficent f d ib
of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
He threw It away to be-ome th Cjnt
Johannes of politics, to rant and ; i!l
to Prepare unconsciously the hour when
his accomplices and dupes of to-dav wil.
need a fresher tool or a Ie rldd.ed
charlatan. EDWiP.n KEEIXB.
To the Editor- In vour isu of July
13. Mr. J A. Brown has a litter to the
Commissioners, commending t ielr action
in cutting the Tensions paid to sixteen
policemen and fremen. who. for some
disability Incurred In the performance of
their duties, were retired on pensions
ranging from $15 to JoO I would like to
a"k Mr Brown if he could support a
family on a sum ranging from ITS to 550.
or does he or the Commissioners think
that after they retire nn unfortunate
who. In the discharge of his duty. Is crip
pled and maimed for life, that unfortu
nate should become a drone, should be
come a loafer simply because he is re
ceiving a few dollars from a fund which
while he was in good health he helped
to build by giving a. part of his salary
each month Should he have no ambition
to get ahead Mr Brown writes. The
public Is In sympathv with the widows,
orphans, and the old and infirm. A
joung man. from Mr. Browns stand
point, should not have any consideration.
If he would only stop to think that the
young man who Is disabled In his young
days has to go through life a burden to
himself and often others, while an older
man who Is retired for old age has had
thirty years to accumulate a few dollars
for his older period. The young man who
Is disabled and retired from the force
finds It hard to get employment- and is
fortunate if he gets a position, so when
he Is infirm he will not be entirely de
pendent on a pension from the District.
am sure sir. J. A. Brown does not
constltuto the entire public.
J. T. MARTIN.
Rob Caruso's Villa.
Florence. Italy. July X. The villa of
Enrico Caruso was ransacked by thieves
early to-day and many of the tenor's
most choice art relics were stolen. This
Is the third time the villa haa been