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MONDAY. OCTOBER 7. 1912.
Wages and Cost of living.
Gov. Marshall, in his campaign
speeches, saddles the responsibility for
the present high prices for the neces
saries of life on the protective tariff.
Others who have studied the subject
more deeply than the Democratic can
didate for Vice President think that
a variety of causes combine to that
end. The increased output of gold in
the last decade is held to be a power
ful factor. Others see in the expan
sion of industries a sufficient explana
tion. Various commissions have gone
over the situation, and their investi
gations hae indicated that the tariff
has had very little to do with increas
ing the cost of living. It would seem
that when we find articles of neces
sity being quoted on a high level of
cost in the United States. France, and
Germany, we may deem that a world
wide movement is in progress in con
sequence of some economic condition
most readily sensed by the most in
By examining the latest data Gov.
Marshal would learn that the importa
tion of foodstuffs in crude condition, and
food animals free of duty, for the seen
months ended July, were of a alue
of $110,000,000. Foodstuffs, partly or
wholly manufactured, free of duty, ag
gregate about $7,000000. The total of
these two items is much in excess of
what it was for the corresponding
period of 1911 ($88,000,000), and great
er than 1910 ($62,000,000). Crude ma
terials, 'for use in manufacturing, im
ported in the last seven months, were
inventoried at $284,000,000 and on the
free list, which also carried more than
$46,000,000 for manufactures ready for
The cost-of-living issue is one that
must be studied, if we are to get any
solution of the problem or to develop
any policy with unbiased minds. Lay
ing it all to the trusts or to the tariff
explains nothing. We are frequently
told that the price of beef in this coun
try is kept up by large exportations of
animals abroad. This cannot be the
case, for American cattle sent abroad
for the seven months ended July
were in value only about $3,200,000, as
against $0,636,289 in the corresponding
period of 1911, according to official
The cost of production is a leading
factor of the selling price. Yi we had
the rate of wages prevailing in Great
Britain we vould have a much lower
range of cost for the finished article.
But we do not have the British range
of wages; we do not want it, and do
not care to advocate its establishment
in this country. Gov. Marshall and
other Democratic orators sidestep this
issue, for they know that were they to
advocate a reduction in wages they
might postpone any possibility of their
party carrying any industrial section of
- Straus vs. Sulzer.
The Democratic party of New York
at last has brought forth William Sul
zer as its candidate for goernor. He
is not an unknown man. He has shown
rather unusual skill in keeping himself
in the limelight. In fact, he has been
characterized as "the incandescent
statesman from the East Side." His
nomination introduces a problematical
factor into the political situation in his
For the greater part of his maturer
years he has been in politics. Though
he will not be fifty until next March,
in Congress, and before that time in
the State Legislature, he has seen much
sen-ice. There has been some uncer
tainty as to his nationality, but in 1900,
when he was suggested for a place on
the national ticket with Bryan, it 'was
given out that he was "a German by
Irish consent-" That is, his father
came from Germany and his mother
'from Ireland. A few years ago he
married a girl of Jewish name and
presumably of Jewish blood. At all
events, as the East Side Congressman,
although not a Jew, he represents more
Jews than there are in Palestine, and
his service in their behalf has appeared
to be very satisfactory to his constitu
ents, his recent appeals for the abro
gation of the treaty with Russia, which
he claimed had not been maintained in
good faith, not being the least accept
able of his favors. This fact has
doubtless influenced ' . the Tammany
control in making -choice of Mr. Sul-
ter. it is expected that he will oraw
away from Mr. Straus a- large con-'
tangent of the Jewish vote.
It will .not' do to regard Mr. Sulzer
as a negligible factor in the campaign.
He has exhibited 'keen discernment in
the espousal of popular causes. He was
active in promoting the parcel post
bill, though his plan of putting it into
effect was 'different from that which
prevailed. He gained the confidence
of many not of his political affiliation
by his aggressive support of the scheme
for the preservation of Niagara Falls.
He is a tireless hustler in promoting
Gov. Wilson has warned the Demo
crats that their convention must be as
much unbossed as were those that nom
inated Job Hedges and Oscar Straus
if its work was, to win the confidence
of the electorate. What does he think
of the result? And what does Boss
let Us Have "Actual" Publicity.
The campaign fund investigation
shows the need of laws limiting the
amount of contributions for primary
election campaigns and enforcing pub
licity with regard to contributions to
funds for that purpose. Present pub
licity laws, where any exist, do not
serve to bring to light all the facts.
There are so many committees, na
tional, State, and local, that their
finances are as tangled as those of a
corporation with subsidiaries. All this
fully bears out The Herald's conten
tion, oft repeated, for the enactment
of a strict Federal corrupt practices
The committee conducting the inves
tigation brought to light $44,000 which
"Boss" Flinn, of Pittsburg, "did not
feel called upon to make public". And
again it discovered $25,000 contribu
tions of Perkins, Munsey, and Hanna,
the main backers of the Bull Moose,
"which did not appear in the report of
Treasurer Hooker." Chairman Dixon
had a fund of $95,000, which was inde
pendent of that in the treasurer's
hands. "Whenever I was desperately
hard up I went back to Perkins," tes
tified Senator Dixon. Doubtless there
were others who had independent funds
and who "went back to Perkins" to
have them replenished.
The public thus gets a glimpse of a
system which, in the absence of strin
gent regulation, lends itself to jug
gling of sums out of sight that is
worthy of frenzied finance. Let us
have some laws that will actually stop
making the nomination and election of
a President a millionaires' game.
The Bay State Vote.
It is an old saving in Massachusetts
that the Democrats always carry the
State for President in September, and
this ear is no exception to the rule.
Gov. Foss was not slow in telling Dr.
Wilson that he will have 50,000 plurality
in the Bay State. Real, dyed-in-the
wool Democrats even go as high as
80,000 The capture of a State which
from the beginning of the Republican
party ulwavs has given the Republican
Presidential candidates pluralities, and
which for more than a century has not
chosen Democratic electors, seems
"easy" to the Wilson tabulators, who,
if their September figures are true, give
Gov. Wilson in Massachusetts in No
vember 230,000 otes. Therefore, it is
worth while to recall the exact figures
of the Democratic and Republican votes
for President in Massachusetts for the
last twentj-four vears.
Cleveland still holds the record with
176,813 votes in 1892. The nearest ap
proach to this was that of Alton B.
Parker in 1904, who obtained 165,746.
Mr. Bryan sank as low as 105,711, in
1896, and four vears ago rose to 155.543.
Always a .radical, Mr. Brvan scared a
great many of the conservative New
England Democrats, who returned to
the fold when Mr. Parker led their
party. In 1908 the Democratic Presi
dential vote in Massachusetts was less
than 4.000 in excess of what it was
twenty jear before.
The Republican vote, on the other
hand, rose from 183,892. cast for Mr.
Harrison in 1888. to 265.996 for Mr.
Taft. In the interval it touched 278,
976 given to Mr. McKinley at his first
candidacy. Mr. McKinley holds the
record for Massachusetts, and yet his
vote, large as it was, was less than
13,000 in excess of what President Taft
received four years ago. Mr. Taft's
plurality was 18.000 in excess of that
Roosevelt got in 1904.
Suggestions are In order from the Con
servation Congress how to conserve our
coal this winter and yet keep warm.
A love letter, a cure for toothache, and
a complaint of a bad boarding house, ac
cording to a contemporary, were found
In excavated writings 4,000 years old.
The same old world!
If the Lawrence strikers must mob
somebody to express their sympathy for
Ettor arid Glovannitti, why not so for
the lawyers who are responsible for the
delay In trying these prisoners?
Dr. Wiley says we die too young. He
ought to run for President on that plat
form. The crowd Is taking to that kind
of "talk" nowadays.
Col. Roosevelt has secured a divorce
from the Republican party, for nonsup
port. The little Balkan states may go to war
only at the extreme peril of intervention
ant) loss of entity.
It seems to take a lot of money to
make the people's voice articulate in
The 1.114.989 Immigrants who arrived
in this country during the past fourteen
months brought with them t,T12,7, or
a per capita average of tag during the
fiscal year, and of WO during the follow
lrr two months. Allans are not ao un
desirable at tar alt
A LITTLE NONSENSE,
The hunting season's open now.
Was that an Ibex or a oowt
It was a gnu as like as not
And they are rather hard to pot.
But anyhow I'll try a shot.
I want a tiger or a moose.
And so I turn my gatling loose.
Much shot and powder I expend.
To get a fat deer. I Intend;
I only get a dear old friend.
Miss Gladys Wombat has painted a
spray of goldenrod on the family ash
barrel. Often the Case.
"Your daughter Is taking music les
sons?" "As you hear, she is pounding on the
"Yes. and she does seem to hate It.
"Well, she would rather do that than
help her mother with the dishes."
October T In History.
October 7, B. C 1150. World's series
opens between Nineveh and Jericho.
October 7. B. C. 103J, Homer leaves
Athens In a cattle car.
Auamed as Assets.
What about this fsshlonable doctor?"
asked the first creditor. "ShslI we give
him more time?"
"I think so," answered the second
creditor. "He has some good prospects."
"What are they?"
"Several of his rich patients have not
as yet had the appendix removed."
The Bathing tilrl.
In town her curves are fine. Indeed;
We all acknowledge that.
But on the beach we noticed she'd
A different "anat."
In After Years.
"I live to eat," chirped the glutton.
Do you still live to est?" Inquired a
friend one day.
The glutton sighed.
"I merely live." he admitted, "to take
A Great Risk.
"Are you going to hear the Bull
"Well, I'm timorous. I told a He
once, and he may tax me with the
Some of us claim that it is a cold
"And et we think we are entitled to
free calendars, matches, blotters, tooth
picks, almanacs. Ice water, and hotel
"EVERYBODY A IIAE."
An na!rU of Col. RnnncTelt's
Statement on Contrlhntlona.
From the New York World.
Carefully anal) zing all of Mr. Roose
velt's various statements In regard to
the Standard Oil contribution, we find
the facts to be e5sentlally as follows:
1. The Standard Oil Company never con
tributed to his campaign fund
If the Standard OH Company did con
tribute J10O.00O to his campaign fund he
never knew about It.
3. As soon as he heard of the Standard
Oil Company's contribution, he ordered
the JlOn.000 returned.
i The money not returned, but if
It had been returned, Frick. of the Steel
Trust, would have made good the deficit.
5. Everybody Is a liar.
How Whistler Cot Married.
Whistler was all his life a most sur
prising person, and his marriage was not
1pm stamina- than the other events In
his career. Henry Labouchere In Lon
don Truth, thus describes how It came
"I believe that I am responsible for
his marriage to the widow of Mr. God
win, the archltech. She was a remark
ablv pretty woman and very agreeable,
and both he and she were both thorough
Bohemians. I was dining with them
and some others one evening at Earl's
Court. They were obviously greatly at
tracted to each other, and in a vague
sort of wav they thought bf marrying.
So I took the matter In hand to bring
thlners to a practical point. Jimmy.' 1
said, 'will you marry Mrs. Godwin?'
'Certainly.' he replied. "Mrs. Godwin,' I
said, 'will you marry Jimmy?' 'Certain
ly. she replied. 'When?1 I asked. 'Oh
some day.' said Whistler. That won't
do.' I said: 'we must have a date'
"So they both agreed that I should
choose the day. what church to come to
for the ceremony, provide the clergyman
and give the bride away. I fixed an
early date, and got the then chaplain of
the House of Commons (Rev. Mr. Byng)
to perform the ceremony. It took place
a few days later."
PERTINENT AND IMPERTINENT.
Fran tha rhiUdrhliia Telegraph-
For the people of this country to grow
tired of Congressional committee expos
ures Is not a good sign, but a very bad
sign. Think t over.
From the St. Paul Dispatch.
Secretary Wilson says the consumers
need not hope for cheaper beef. 0o.s
he know of any consumer who was so
foolish as to hope?
Frrtn the Detroit Jom-niL
Inmates of an Egyptian prison have
been counterfeiting money. The pen Is
no more of a reformative institution
than some of our own.
From the Chicago Ermine Post.
A speed of 200 words a minute is to be
made possible by wireless. That rate of
speed will be necessary only when some
woman wishes to ray what she thinks
of "a certain party."
From the New York Tribooe.
Dr. Wiley, who is supposed to know a
lot about It, seems to think that the
colonel adulterated the pure food law.
From tha Philadelphia Publio Leaser.
No candidate for ofPce ever had the
courage to question, even by Inference,
the profound intelligence, the rigid hon
esty, the Intense patriotism, the super
human grasp of great problems or the
superlative worth of the farmer.
From tha Chester (Pa.) Thnea.
Some men do not vote as they thick,
for they do not think.
From the rhUxMphia Pre.
Why not push Turkey back into Asia
and establish a Christian nation about
Constantinople, called, say, Balkania?
From the St. Louia RepubUe.
Kansas is suffering from the first at
tack of campaign diffidence in her his
tory. From the New York Times.
The colonel managed his own campaign
for election In 1904 with his back care
fully turned toward the collection of the
From the ladlanapoila News.
Qo alow before deserting your party.
admonishes the Baltimore American. But
COURT GOSSIP CONCERNING
It was but a short three months ago that
tha Kaiser had good cause to congratu
late himself upon the successful carrying
out of his foreign policy, with regard to
Great Britain when he sent bis moat
astuto diplomat. Baron Adolf Marschall
von Blebersteln, to represent Germany
at the court of King George, and to-day
all the Kaiser's plans In this respect
have been shattered, for Herr von Bleber
steln is dead he dying suddenly at a
resort In his native Baden, whither be
had repaired for rest
Germany to-day can boast of no such
astute politician, nor tactful and success
ful a diplomat, as was the late states
man, and It will puixle Emperor Wilhelm
sorely to find a suitable successor, with
the right understanding, capability, and
tact required for the delicate mission
mapped out for his envoy at London In
tne race or an anti-German feeling, fed
by the Jingo press, that will not down.
despite the Kaiser's oft-reiterated public
declaration that every one of his actions
toward England during the twenty-four
years of his reign ought to be ample
guarantee of his peaceful Intention, a
peace that was not to be disturbed ao
long as he was on the throne.
Prince Metternlch, the predecessor of
von Blebersteln a man well on in years
loved his books and his well-earned
rest too well to be the man to carry out
the Kaiser's aggressively friendly pol
icy. During his Incumbency the German
embassy was rarely if ever a gathering
place of court and high life. The repre
sentative of a great power almost came
to be overlooked, owing to his desire for
solitude, and all this had to be changed.
for the Kaiser was determined to show
the world, and especially England, that
he and his policy were misjudged, that
he got no "square deal."
But where to find the man? Germany
of to-day. having changed from a war
like to a commercial. Industrial, and
colonizing country, has not the galaxy
nf statesmen to choose from as In the
days of Bismarck. The empire, not be
ing in need of them, did not beget them.
At least, the Emperor's mind reverted
to his tried plenipotentiary at the Sub-
lime Porte. Blebersteln. the man who ' engaged counsel to fight the ruling. He
had "made good" In a most difficult hopes for a court decision which will de
mission, who had succeeded In gaining finitely fix his status when traveling In
for Germany the most favored position ad out of America.
In the Ottoman empire, with all the ben- g0 drastic was the action of the pier
eflts accruing therefrom: the man who, inspectors carrying out the orders given
though beginning his career as a coun- t0 tnem tnat MrB ,oui,j was compelled
try court Judge In the grand duchy of to eBVe ,ne dock wltnout even a night
Baden, had raised himself by his Iron rob an1 Jr Gouid wag not eVen per
wlll. ceaseless energy, and capability for ,lted t0 carry awa.. a nnen collar, el-
hard work to the position 01 loreign
secretary 01 me empire. ... ..". ...
snort who, upon - .""'"" """' Z, After impending a night of annoyance
ached, made his pos Ion clear to hs ,ack Qf
imperial ""' 'n.uc'' "n'",fakmbI proper attire to cancel a dinner engage
:Z2VoT .mont arranged by wireless. Mr.. nd Mrs.
m.id ......h . .h. end.
r .. .
The Kaiser has to start all over again.
But where, among his numerous states
men Is a se-ond niebersteln? Baron von
Klnderlen-Waechter. the present German
Foreign Secretary, may have a chance,
but the policy accredited to him In the
Morocco (Agadlr) case was anything
but pleasing to Downing Street "',
he were a diplomatic giant like Bleber-
stein, which it may be emphatically de- I
clared. he Is not Then, one nears now
and then the name nf our own Count
'Johnny" BernHorff mentioned, who
has won golden opinions since his so
journ in our midst as German Ambassa
dor True, his late father for years was
the German envoy at Ixmdon. and Count
John as born there and received a '
thorough English education. But while
thl may count for something, while even
it would go a great wajs toward obtain-
Ing this highest and most difficult of
all foreign mlss'ons for him, he lacks
one thing that outweighs all the rest
experience Most of the Count Bern-
storfTs foreign missions were not of
leading character, nor was he accredit-
ed to leading nations Before coming
here he was merely German consul gen
eral at Cairo, Egypt. Being of old.
well-seasoned diplomatic stock, alv a
scion of the "Deutsche Uradel." and lat
hut not least, having an American wife,
who Is persona grata with the ortho
dox Empress, as he himself Is with the
Kaiser, he superseded others In the Ger
man foreign service, and was made an
ambassador and g.ven nn easy berth
here. It would not be a matter for sur
prise to see Count Bernstorff transferred
to so extremely difficult a position as
that of German peacemaker In England. ,
Judging from the onlv document ex-'
tant written by Napoleon In English,
his knowledge of the language was cer
tainly not extensive enough for palln-
drome-making. This Is a letter to Count
1-as Casas. dated "the seven March
thursday. 1816." which runs: "Since slxt
week I learn the English and I do not
any progress. Six weeks do fourty and
two day. If might have learn fivty work
for day I could not know It two thou
sands and two hundred. It is In the dic
tionary more of fourtv thousand.
After this you shall agree that to study
oae tongue Is a great labour, who it must
do In the young aged."
The felicitous palindrome the word or
phrase that can be read both wavs has
seldom had a better InMance than that
suggested by the Latin line I forget
where It was first seen, but It Is a cor
"Omnia vlci ollm. verte, et nunc omnia
Of which this swift rendering may he
made: I was all-conquerer once; reverse
me. I still conquer all things. And the
answer to that Ingenious riddle Is the
word Boma which, read backwards
well, you know that "amor" Is the Latin
Palindromes are scarce in English. In
fact, one authority has asserted that only
rne perfect example exists. But there Is
a third and longer specimen to be added
to those already quoted. "Dog as. a devil
deified, deified lived as a god." Is up to
date the longest palindrome received. It Is
a line of verse; It has a furious mean
ingwhich may be read either way.
The Jezreelites of Gilllngham. in Eng-
land, who have once mora come before
tha British public, were, better known
twenty years ago. The founder of tnis
strange sect was a certain James wntte,
a private In the Sixteenth Regiment,' who,
on his conversion, took the name of
"James Jet-shorn Jezreel."
White gathered enthusiasts round blm,
and, like the early Christians, the Jex
reelltes had all things in common. It
was a principle of the sect that Us mem
bers were the first portion of "the 144,000,
twice told, who will receive Christ when
He appears to reign upon the earth."
Shortly after the foundation of the
sect "Jexreel" and his followers com
menced to build a huge temple. Intended
to hold 200.000 people, nesr Chatham.
"Jexreel" died In to. and the work was
never completed, but the temple, tenant
less and bare, survives to-dsy as a me
mento of one of the maddest of modern
(Coprrifht. Via. bj Court Goeslp Brpdlcste.)
HAD FRANK GOULD
Customs Inspectors Nab Baggage of
Millionaire, Wife, and
HIRES COUNSEL TO FIGHT CASE
New York. Oct 6. All of the personal
baggage which was brought to this coun
try Friday by Frank Jay Gould, his wife
snd her three sisters, the Misses Hettle.
Maybelle. and Tlllle Kelly; also a por
tion of Mrs. Gould's Jewels, valued at
J4O0.O0O. were held up by the customs of
ficials. As a result. Mr. Gould to-day
,h0UKh nls 8hlrt3 and coIar, bore the
name of prom,nent New York mskers.
.nouia 10-aay necioeu 10 ngni oi mc
w,th the K0,ernment.
Redeems Komc Apparel
Late this afternoon Mr. Gould obtained
part of his and Mrs. Gould's personal at
tire and the handbag that belonged to
the Misses Kelly, on the ground that
they are English girl. bu temporarily
nlndHiln. In .h. T'nltA Clot, It.. Ol
obtained from his own trunks one dress
f .hlrts. collars, and other
accessories that filled one suit case and
a bundle of Important papers.
. When finally convinced he could not
obtain his wife's effects In any other
way. Mr. Gould said: I than pay duty
under protest upon such article' as Mrs.
Gould is obliged to wear to-night. I
shall then Instruct my attorney to argue
against this arbitrary ruling of the col
lector before the general court of ap-
rraisera. If the appraisers board finds
' aKainst me I shall go before the United
states courts upon a motion of re-
"You see. the well-dressed woman of
wealth never wears a gown more than
a,a few times before It I discarded." said
' Mr. Gould. "So Mrs. GouM has replaced
her gowns abroad as the fashion requir
ed Naturally, h has brought over
gowns which she did not have when she
left here In May. But to me It seems
unfair that we should be compelled to
pay JS.OnO or K.O00 over and above the
legitimate expense attached to our Jour
ney over here, simply so that Mrs. Gould
may dress properly
"It may be that I am wrong. If so.
the courts should decide. Vpon my last
two visits mv personal baggage and ef
fects hav been admitted on the ground
that I am an American citizen, residing
abroad. I have so resided for over two
cars. And upon each visit the certlfl
cate of the United States consul at
Paris has been accepted. Now. If It was
right for Mr. Loeb to pass me twice,
why Is It wrong now? I do not under-
stand that "
"The conduct to which my wife and
her sisters were compelled to submit
' upon the pier yesterday was outrage-
ous," he declared. "Rings were stripped
from their fingers, and other Jewels
taken from them. Miss Hettle Kellv's
Jewels were also taken There was no
warrant for that. The only article of
Jewelry left was this pearl scarf pin I
am wearing, which was so obviously
American that one Inspector recognized
Not Even Pajamas.
Mr. Gould appealed' to an Inspector for
some personal apparel.
"You see what condition I am in,
he said.. "They did not even allowme
a pair of pajamas last night. And I
honestly believe every article of wearing
apparel in those trunks has been in this
country with me before."
The inspectors expressed sympathy,
but announced that they were only
carrying out specific orders. They
finally allowed the removal of the
clothing- required. Mrs. Gould's cloth
ing they would not permit to be taken
from the pier.
The Gould party brought with them,
on board La France, thirty-six pieces
of baggage. Of these twenty belonged
to Mr. and Mrs. Gould, n valet, and a
maid. The remaining sixteen pieces
were given as the property of the
Misses Kelly and maid.
NOT EVEN PAJAMAS
. JENNY LIND
Br GEORGE FITCH.
Aathor af "At Ge Ola Slwaak."
Yesterday was the birthday of Jenny
Lind. who was a famous singer sixty
years ago and Is still remembered
something that has seldom happened to
great singers after they have died and
their press agents bare folded up their
Jenny Lind was born in Stockholm.
Sweden. October 6, ISM, and began to
sing almost Immediately. She was a
beautiful girl, with a voice which made
even loan sharks soft and sentimental
when they heard It, and at thirty she
was the most famous singer in Europe.
About this time P. T. Barnum. having
tired of elephants temporarily, decided
to educate America in music, and be Im
ported Jenny Lind at vast expense, to
sing in this country. Mr. Barnum made
a great many flattering remarks about
the young lady .In the newspapers, on
the billboards, on the sidewalks and
street cars and blank walls and church
steeples, and tree trunks snd deliver
wagons and mountain sides and else
where, and as a result, she was met
at the dock by almost all of New York
City. Her first concert was in Castle
Garden, and at its close she could have
been elected mayor. That she wasn t
has always continued to be one of New
York's greatest misfortunes.
Jenny Lind afterward sang through
the entire country and became a great
favorite, but unfortunately she was too
Ignorant of modern methods to utilize
her popularity. She did not demand a
new contract with tripled prices and
overtime for encores, and she did not
refuse to come on the stage at night
until a purple carpet could be spread
through the wings. She did not insist
on special trains and Individual hotels.
and she did not have hysterics ana re
fuse to stir one step when anything
happened to the nineteen dogs, four ti
gers and two pet snakes which she
didn't carry with her. She did not de
cline to sing unless all other singers were
Hethodiit Protestant Church Ex
tensively Bemodeled Form
COUNCIL MEETS TUESDAY NIGHT
Alexandria, Va.. Oct. . With an ad
dress by Bev. J. S. Bowers. D. D..
president of the Man land Conference of
the Methodist Protestant Church. Balti
more, the Methodist Protestant Church.
In North Washington Street, which was
recently extensively remodeled, was for
mally opened at 11 o'clock this morning.
There was a large congregation In at
atndanre, and all who saw the edifice
greatly admired the changes that have
been made .n connection with the Im
provements There was a special musi
cal programme given, and Miss Ada
Fales. of Washington, sang at both the
morning and evening services
There was a Sunday school rally at
9.30 o'clock In the morning, which pre
ceded the regular services.
Bev. C B. Strasburg. pastor of the
church, occupied the pulpit to-night,
taking for his subject, 'The Ideal
Church." The evening services were
also largely attended.
Will Explore Ground.
All arrangements have been completed
by Judge Bennett T. Gordon, of Nelson
County, Va., for going over the territory
w hlch Alexandria desires to annex. The
Ji.dge will be accompanied on the trip,
which will be mad' In automobiles, by
counsel for each ldp
At the conclusion of the trip the Judge,
together with the attorneys Interested.
win return to the Alexandria County
Courthouse, where the taking of testi
mony In the case will be resumed. The
testimony to be heard now Is In behalf
of Alexandria and Fairfax Counties.
City Council will hold a meeting Tues
day night, at which time a number of
resolutions for street Improvements will
le presented to that body. A number of
petitions will also Ie presented by prop
erty owntrs asking that certain streets
be Improved. Signers of these petitions
agree to pay their share of the cost of
same, under which arrangement all per
manent street Improvements are beinj
done at the present time.
In addition go the foregoing consider
able routine business will also come
up for consideration at this meeting.
Rika' Social Season.
Alexandria Lodge. No. Ts. Benevolent
and Protective Order of Elks, will at Its
first regular weekly meeting since the
summer months, to-morrow night, ar
range for a series of social sessions dur
ing the coming winter months. A large
attendance Is requested at this nwctlng
by Exalted Buler Robert S. Barrett.
A number of Important events arc to
be gotten up during the winter months
by the entertainment committee of this
Members of the local division of the
Holy Name Society are making plans to
take part In the parade which will be
held by that organization in Washing
ton October SO. It is expected that
within the next few days a meeting of
the local division will be held for the
purpose of arranging to participate In
the parade. Baltimore will, it is an
nounced, have 5,000 men In the line of
Several delegates from Mount Vernon
Chapter. Daughters of the American
Revolution, have gone to Onancock Park,
$2-$3-$4 & $5 Mo.
Player Pianos for Rent at
Very Reasonable Terms
F. G. SMITH PIANO CO.
ManHfttturara mt Piano and Playar Planoa
BRADBURY BUILDING 1217 F STREET
removed from the vicinity, and aha did
not have her photograph taken In 11.000
costumes, each one more sparse and tin
barrasslna; than the preceding one.
Had she done all this. Jenny Lind
might have become notorious as well as
famous, and might have gotten tlO.009
a week in vaudeville after she had quar
reled with all the Impresarios. Instead,
she merely sang her way "through Amer
ica, giving a good share of the proceeds
to charity and then she committed her
greatest artistic blunder by marrying
Otto Goldschmldt and living quietly with
him for the rest of her life.
"Sha might hare gotten tlO.OX) a veek in TaaderUla."
As a result of this. Jenny Lind had
no cigarettes or champagnes named af
ter her. and beyond getting her statue
In Westminster Abbey when she died,
she really accomplished very little. This
Is a sad commentary on the crudity of
early genius, and should make present
day voice mongers glad that they live
In a commercial age.
(Cbr-jrrizht. . br George Masbew A-Uma.)
Eastern Shore of Virginia, to attend the
annual State meeting of that organiza
The committee in charge of the ten
das' bazaar to be given beginning Oc
tober 2L at the Young Men's Sodalltv
Lyceum Hall under the auspices of the
Holy Name Society, is rapidly complet
ing plans for same.
As heretofore stated, a committee of
members of the Chamber of Commerce
will meet at i o'clock to-morrow after
noon and confer with Postmaster A. J
Epgbom regarding the entertainment of
the delegates who will attend the A"o-
clation of Virginia Postmasters, which
win convene in mis city Tuesaay next.
Golnjr o World's Series.
J. Multerer. of Rosslyn. held the lucky
number which was drawn at the opera
house Saturday night under the aus
pices of the Cardinal Athletic Club for
a trip to the World's Series champion
ship games, which Includes his railroad
fare and hotel expenses.
Property owners on the square on
Prince Street between Columbus and Al
fred Streets have prepared a petition tc
be presented to City Council at Its meet
ing Tuesday night askinc that this
square be Improved with asphalt blocks
and promising to pay their share of the
cost of same.
Delegates who will attend the annual
meeting of the Association of Virginia
Postmasters, which will convene Tues
day In the auditorium of the Elks home,
are expected to begin to arrive here to
PROBE OF TRAIN
Interstate Commerce Commissioner
McChord Making Federal
Westport. Conn. Oct. . With the ar
rival here to-day from Wah.niton of
Interstate Comme-ee Commissioner Mc
Chord. began a sweep'ng Federal Inv.stl- -cation
of the wre-k of the Boston-Ne-v
I York Express, with its toll of seven dead
and a score Injured. 1- red Howard, u
Springfield. Mas" . th- representative off
th Interstite Commerc L'omm.sslon In,
this district, who arrived on the scene
lite jesterday. was superseded to-day In
the Federal phase of the Investigation
when Commissioner McChord took
In addition to these separate probes,
the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi
neers will conduct an Inquiry of their own
In jn attempt to refute the charge that
th dead enelneer. George L. Clark, was
responsible for the wreck, in runn nff at
an excessive speed in order to make up
It is charged that the New Haven
road disregarded the recommendation
of the Interstate Commerce Commission
following the Inquiry Into the wreck if
the Federal Express at Bridgeport a
vrar ago. caused In a manner almost
exactly similar to the latest wre-k. It
is recalled that Coroner C. B Wilson
following his Inquest into the I!n Im
port wreck, found that the New Haven
road was criminally negligent in m m
talnlng a short crossover on fat ex
press trunk line tracks No immal
action was Instituted, however, bv the
prosecuting officials of Br'dgeport
The eight Injured nt the NorwalK Hos
pital are all reported to be on the road
to recovery, but none will be able ti
leave the hospital for several days.
Little girl from the city, seeing freckled
country child for the first time Oh.
mamma, come quick and look at this
little boy! He's all rusting!
taatu test prosp-tsajveneaa.
"I say. Ceorse: did yon ever in your life see a scarecrow aa sale as thai!"
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