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MONDAY. OCTOBER SL 1SU.
U 'Hot3alkans, but Bosphorons.
jj While all of the Balkan states are
Jtjhort of funds, they soon will be long
ft-very long of snow. As The Wash
fagton Herald pointed ' out before, 'this
war starts out at an extraordinary sea
son. Winter is dose at hand, and
winter in the Balkans, even if the
weather is not very severe, is some
thing terrible, roads and passes being
blocked with snow for six to seven
M..1. nn i ktret,lt Orrlinartlv
f.t, . r .. .-- o t. W
-vireais ox war in uuujc3ctau -mw
heard in the spring, when the
goads are dry. Still, when people get
their .fighting blood up, it fakes more
than snow to cool it.
Many a great battle has been fought
n the snow. Take Eylau. While that
brtslaught was in progress snowstorms
Swept oer the battlefield. And the
famous Shipka Pass passage by the
Russians in the last Russo-Turkish
war was accomplished in a veritable
tempest of snow. The Herald has said
it before, and says h again the in
fluences that would tend to localize the
Balkan war are not meteorological, but
financial. None of the belligerents has
been able to secure any considerable
loan in the money centers of the world,
and under modem conditions no na
tion that cannot afford actually to "fire
gold" has any chance of keeping up
the fight very long.
Just what designs lie back of the
permission which the powers of Eu
rope appear to hae given for the war
in the Balkans will not.be evident for
some time. The causes and expected
results are far from being on the sur
face. What is plain is that astute
statesmen at Berlin, Paris, London,
and St Petersburg have begun a series
of international jockeyings, out of
which the "little brothers," who actual
ly spill their blood, will derive only
incidental benefit, perhaps none at all.
Let us suppose, for the sake of ar
gument that the Ottoman is driven
from the Bosphorus back into Asia,
whence he came a conqueror centuries
ago. While this would not be mourn
ed by Christianity, the question which
of the great powers should occupy the
most strategic spot near the Levant
could not possibly be decided without
en appeal to arms by four or five
nations. Does any one suppose that
any of the small Balkan states will bei
permitted to seize a prize that half a
dozen big states have unsuccessfully
coveted 'for centuries? Would Britain
consent to hate Russia controlling the
outlet into the Dardanelles and the
"Aegean Sea, with the anvantage this
would give her archenemy in Asia
end rial for the Indian Ocean com
merce to block the Suez Canal, the
Short route to India and Australasia
and all that this would mean for Eng
land? Never! Yet Russia, in whose
ierritory are the three mouths of the
Danube, in Bessarabia, to the north of
Roumania. Russia, with her frowning
Sebastopol fortifications in the Crimea;
Russia, which some day is bound to
make good the prophecy of Peter the
Great; Russia, who has all the ad van
tages of strength and wealth on her
side, will scarcely allow England to
be given the protectorate a favored
English method of grabbing countries
Considering all of which, we are not
wrong in propounding the question,
Vhy have the great powers of the
treaty of Berlin' and the signatories of
the second Hague convention permitted
the Balkan powder to catch fire just
Oregon and "One-man" Power,
Oregon this fall will vote on some
thirty amendments to its constitution.
One of these alone makes seventeen
radical changes, and another embraces
a half dozen. Besides this the voter
yrill approve or reject twenty statutes.
Most o'f the changes are important
They include such things as single tax,
.woman suffrage, and the abolishment
of capital punishment But most in
teresting will be the resultvof the prop
osition to carry on the state govern'
ment State and county governments
will be recast In their place, will be
st Governor and cabinet ,and business
managers. The judicial system also
will be revised, but in what way is
-i. not dear. There is a recall of judges
in Oregon, but it has never been used
". to far.
Tilt rstner Chans- in mvornftwnt
J luuaaxiap vanll sej ,lae m aVW i
s Hvnvivi, ftsu wunnnc ucc Mr-ruvc
j, and legislate e branches, though not
:t- 1-412- L- J- f .
&-o J cuuiiiicici j as Mic r.ngiivn smem,
ments, responsible to theGorsrao:
"tmsmesi mangers? will also be ad
ministrative oflcers witkia the execu
tive oce. The Goreraor alone .will
have the power .to? propose appropria
tion bills, and fits consent is necessary
if the Legislature (that is, the single
House) withes to Increase them,
though it can reduce them on its 'own
It is urged .in favor of this feature
that the "responsibility would be cen
tered in one man and that the voters
can watch one man more' easily than
sixty men. Furthermore, legislative
and executive powers would be com
bined in the Governor to a degree
hitherto unknown in this country un
der the system of proportional repre
sentation. Every candidate for Gov
ernor who receives the highest num
ber of votes of his party is ex-oSdo
a member of the Legislature, and, shall
vote the proxies of his party electors
who voted for de'feated candidates.
Ordinarily when a man runs for the
Legislature and is defeated that ends
it But here every elector who votes
for a defeated candidate will see his
interests defended in the Legislature by
the man who won the nomination, no
matter whether he was .elected for
Governor or not The theory back of
these changes is concentration of
power and responsibility in the execu
tive, who also is subject to a recall.
The recall thus would seem to be a
substitute for the English device of
making the executive's tenure depend
on keeping a majority.
The Springfield Republican remarks
that possibly Oregon's, laboratory
work will be instructive to the coun
try." A chance for the. experiment to
degenerate into one-man power seems
to be good. If Oregon can afford to
undergo the process that produces
them, others can also afford to await
Again Shot Into Power.
The most immediate question the
Democratic and Republican politicians
would like to have answered is wheth
er Mr. Roosevelt will gain any ma
terial or formidable amount of political
strength because of the attempt to
assassinate him. It seems certain that
if such is to be the result of the
snooting nothing can be done to pre
The political opponents of Mr.
Roosevelt in their hearts may resent
attempts by Progressives to make po
litical capital out of the deplorable Mil
waukee episode, but they are helpless,
because it is a 'fact that if votes actu
ally are changed by this affair it is
too near the dose of the fight to coun
teract it successfully.
The question of changing one's vote
in this case is so omiousry one ot
emotion instead of reason that discus
sion becomes usdess.
Standard of Medical Schools.
In no other civilized nation, outside
of the United Statu, are privately
owned medical schools permitted, med
ical education being a function- of the
State, or part of the work of univer
sities. There are 341 medical colleges
in the world, of which 136, or 40 per
cent, are in the United States. Ac
cording to the Journal of the Ameri
can Medical Association, there are in
England twentj-one medical schools, in
Germany and Italy twenty each, and in
Russia eleven, and in no other foreign
country are there more than ten.
The same authority states that the
requirements for admission to medical
colleges are lower in the United States
than in any other country, except
Japan. While this may be true, the
fact remains that in recent jears all
over the United States the standards
for admission to medical schools have
been raised, and it is safe to predict
that before long the requirements for
admission as medical students will be
Minimum Wage for Bishops.
The Archbishop of York says that
he would like to have somebody make
an eight-hour law for bishops. To the
church congress at Middlesborough he
remarked that bishops had been spoken
of as idle and rich.
as regards bang idle, my con
sdence is dear," he adds, "and I
think of bringing in a bill in which
among the schedule of sweated indus
tries thos,e of the Archbishop of York
and the Bishop o'f London will be in
duded. When it comes to being rich.
my conscience is not quite so easy. I
am not prepared to defend a system
which we have inherited, but ndther
the Bishop of London nor I have cre
ated that great burden of expensive
responsibility which rests upon our
shoulders. A great deal more than a
third of what I have goes again to
meet the constant claims of a great
diocese. The rest of it goes to main
taining a house much larger than I
need in order to make a great home
for the diocese."
As a British journal remarks, the
bishops see the need for themsdves
not only of the right-lour diy but
of the minimum wage. '
Arguing that women should be .admit
ted to the English bar,' an Englishwoman
said: "Even the tiger allows his mate
lu.oiuH ux wo wmq junanc rrvapec
tlve clients will appreciate this meta
phor. " t
Chiaa, has baea a jresabllc a." whote'tear,
aodTetttere ks9s.,kew stf.lsrfK
Whiter try to dress. ?
"What be" had' Xor ate UaUlweefc'
I can only coats.
Old Man 'Opportunity
Brian a touring car .
To or neighbor's door, where he
Hammers with -a bar:
Oeu my neighbor wide awake.
Bands hl" ajoallli la ehsaks;
Takes htm out aad help hla raaka
Tarty thousand plunks.
' Old Kan Opportunity ,
Comes along the block,
Passing by at number three
With a mussed knock.
But he wakes up number Ave,
Helps htm ssaka a strike.
Why Is It he can't contrive-
To test all alike?
Vaelo Feaaywtae Sayai
When you're seen all the big acts In
vaudeville, no convulsion of nature can
surprise you very much.
. QacstlOB ef Dress.
"Our cause U lust and must triumph."
concluded the suffragette In ringing ao
cents. "And now U any lady carea to
ask a question, X shall ba pleased to
"How do you set that smooth effect
over the hips?" asked a lady In the roar
of the halt
October 31 la History.
October ZL 1MB.' Quen Elisabeth Orst
tries ragtime on the harpsichord.
October ZL USA. Richard tne Lion-
hearted geta into a game of football and
la disqcallned for using a battle-ax.
LlBhtlaa the Fires.
Those autumn Items now begin
That tell us of
The man who hid his money In
The parlor stove.
A -WorldaBriea Star.
"How did you become an actor? I
suppose you studied Shakespere ana
other masters for many weary hours."
"Not exactly," responded the promin
ent star. "I became an actor by making
a three-base hit In a pinch.".
Bye a baby bunting: daddy's gone a
huntlns. One friend took dad for a deer.
but he only got an ear; one friend took
him for a moose; let a charge or duck
hot loose. But the wound was very
sllghi; dad's a lucky roan, all right
Pleary t That.
"Won't you do something for our
Freeh Aid Fund?"
Til make a speech."
"Thank you. but we have all the wind
BARS PDBLIC GDP
ON ALL CARRIERS
Public Health Service to wage
Campaign Against Disease on
Railroads and Steamboats.
Convlnoed that the puNIa drinking cup
Is a deadly carrier of Infectious and
contagious diseases, the Public Health
Service has promulgated an order which
prohibits Its use on ran or water com'
mon carriers engaged In Interstate com
merce In the United States.
This order Is the Orst step In a newly
conceived campaign ot protection for
both passengers and Inhabitants touch
ed by common carriers against disease
spread through pollution of the highways
and streams by passing trains and ves
The second step will be taken this
week when an order will be Issued re
quiring that all water used for drink'
InK purposes on trains and vessels en
gaged In Interstate commerce shall be
certified as to Its purity by health au
thorities of the State from which It Is
drawn, and that water containers be
scalded with steam at least once a week.
The first order, which was made public
yesterday, la in line with legislation re
cently nassed In twenty-six States. The
act of the United States Public Health
Servce. howeer. applies to all States,
In so far as carriers engaged In Interstate
commerce are concerned. If Is in line
with an earnest plea made by Interstate
Commerce Commissioner Clements be
fore the recent International Congress
on Hygiene and Demography, that the
question of track and water pollution
be considered by the Public Health
In the order requiring the certification
of water Intended for drinking purposes
on common carriers, will be a clause
applying the same precautionary meas
ures to Ice and requiring necessary
care In the handling ot lee.
The campaign of protection against
dangerous common carriers started with
a general order to officers of the public
health service October 5. This order
directed all officers while traveling "to
make such observations as may be
practicable of the sanitary conditions
of the trains and vessels on which they
trael and the stations and wharves at
which they stop. The results of these
observations will be noted in a report
to be submitted to the bureau upon the
completion of the travel authorized."
Dr. Thomas Crowder. sanitary officer
of the Pullman Company, has been
studying the problem for some time and
a number of experiments now are being
made with a view to devising a. re
ceptacle for use on cars to hold the
refuse which now Is strewn along the
A case recently Investigated by Fast
Assistant Surgeon I li. Lunsden, one
of the sanitary experts 01 tne service,
indicates tne oanger which lurxs on
water pollution by passing vessels.
1ED TJDEH NOTED FOR
, HIS CLEVER STORY TELLING
Mr. Fred Tlden, born in Denmark, ed
ucated in England, and naturalized In
America and at the present time playing
the part of Dick Grayson, the much
abused and neglected husband, in the
support 'of Henrietta, Crosman In her
charming comedy, "The Real Thing," and
which will tenant the Columbia this
week. Is conceded by his many friends
to be "some" story teller. This is his
It is at the Cadillac Hotel, In Broad
way, that he makes his home when In
New York. Among the many waiters in J
the Cadillac restaurant Is one known
simply as "Mlque," and he only will Mr.
Tlden permit to wait on him. "Mlque"
Is a faithful follower ot the "ponies,"
and devotes every moment of his spare
time "doping" the horses with the aid
of the "racing charts published In the
daily papers. '
On one occasion while "Mlque" was
entirely absorbed. in race horse math
ematics a gentleman in clerical garb took
a seat at one of "Mique's tables. His
Orst and very natural, question was
"Walter what have you got good to
day?" "Mlque's" face brlghtened.instant
ly and without noticing the reverend gen
tleman replied, "Tony Powers' In the
fourth race at Lexington to-day la a
DlsjB03ds SJ-ij,alsaost transparent to
X-raya:wWfc.)ta aadf otter. haltatloa
alarity of Lord Boberta. feara.aC
bar. aCeetSeaatalr kaowa la' th' British
army as "Bob; -wfca r celebrated his
eightieth birthday th other day. His
military' deeds are famous aad slaos his
Meutenant la the
Bengal artillery during the Indian muti
ny la the.tra soma sixty war troptilaa,
commencing with the Victoria Croat,
have been awarded hlas for deeds of gal
lantry. Ha has beea through aevea cam
paigns, for which ho wears tsrsnty-one
medals and clasps, also a bronse star.
Perhaps he Is prouder, however, of the
fact that his second son fell In action
during the Boer war In a desperate at
tempt to save ten guns at Colsnso. .f or
which gallant deed he was awarded the
Victoria Cross "sfter death.
Lord Roberts himself got the Victoria
Cross December 21, 183, for saving the
regimental standard, which had been
captured by Sepoys.' The official account
relates how Lieut Roberts saw In the
distance two Sepoys going away with
the standard. He put spurs to his horse
and overtook them lust as they were
about to enter a illsge. They turned
and presented their muskets at him, and
one of the men pulled the trigger. But
fortunately the cap snapped, the standard-bearer
was cut .down by the young
officer, and the standard regained.
And to-day. In spite of his eighty
years. Lord Roberta put to shame youth
by hla vigor in the cause ot national de
fense. The Juvenility of "Bobs" Is
something to marvel at and, aa on no
ticed at a recent rifle shooting meet
ing, hla erect and wiry figure. It was Im
possible to believe that he was a day
older than sixty.
Perhaps the most remarkable tribute
paid to Lord Roberts was that of the
Kaiser, who, at the maneuvers of the
German army, a )ear ago. entered into
friendly conversation with a group ot
foreign war correspondents during a lull
in the operations. At length a represen
tative of a London dally ventured to ask
the Kaiser who his favorite soldier waa
"My favorite soldier, sir," he said, "Is a
countryman of your own Lord Roberts,
of Kandahar. He has much of the sub
tlety and ability to see his opportunities
that distinguished the greatest military
geniuses ot tho past." There are not
many who will disagree with this impe
Three years ago Lord and Lady Rob
erts celebrated tbelr golden wedding. It
was in IKS that he married a soldier's
daughter. Miss Nora Henrietta Bews,
whose father as In the Seventy-third
Foot Regiment Lady Roberts is an Ideal
soldier's wife. Undoubtedly the secret of
Lord Roberts popularity In the army
ilea In the fact that he alwassanossessed
the quality ot being able toecure the
confidence 01 tne men under nis com
mand. When at the outset of his work
In the Boer war the loss ot an Important
convoy at Waterval meant that four
days" supplies for his army had disap
peared. Lord Roberts, by relying on the
confidence and aneotion or ma troops.
was able to carry through his original
After Waterval. Lord Roberts sent for
CoL Richardson, the head of the British
Army Service Corps Commissary, and
asked him If he could provide rations
for his men If he kept to his original
plan and moved them on at once. Rich
ardson replied In the negative. "Can you
give them three-quarter rations?" The
answer wss still "No." "Can you give
them half rations?" The answer came
after a moment's thought: "No, but I
can give them nearly half rations." Lord
Roberts said: "I will go on. I think the
men will do it If I ask tbem.'
And they did.
The present critical situation in the
Balkan lands recalls sn Interesting ac
count of the character and personality
of the late King Edward of England,
and the part he took in the events fol
lowing the assassination of King Alex
ander and Queen Draga of Servla in
It was In the summer of 190G and the
new King of Servla, Peter, and his cabi
net were straining every nerve to
cure the re-establlshment of diplomatic
relations with Britain which bad been
broken off after the dquble murder.
King Peter was on good terms with Rus
sia and as Queen Helena of Italy is
his sister-in-law, the Italian and Rus
sian ambassadors at London were In
structed to. use their Influence in the
matter. Both of them apparently re
ceived a hint that the problem could be
solved by the King of England only,
Count Beckendorff and Slgnor Pons
therefor asked and were accorded an
audience and made their presentations
to King Edward, who replied:
"I regret v ery much that I cannot com
ply with vour suggestions. The assassl
nation of King Aleaxnder and Queen
Draga vvas so terrible that It made
deep Impression on public opinion In
England. Public opinion haa not ct
recovered from the shock, and would
certainly not approve of the re-establlshment
of diplomatic relations with
Servla. and you know well that I and
my government must take into account
the public opinion or our country.
And besides this reason I have another.
so to say, a personal reason. Mon
metier a mol est d etre Rol, King Alex
ander was also, by his metier, "un
Rot" As you see, we belonged to the
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of a'BMmbsr of jay srefts-
r. If yoa ftke, a member, of say
W should ba oblsred to afas.-BS
oar tmslBssais If we, the ktas. consid
ered the aasasstnstlon of kJng,iaaof no
conseqaence at all. I regret, nut you
sea that I cannot do what you wish mo
to do. ""
We all recollect that King Bdward
waa Inordinately fond of quaint, old Ba
den-Baden, Germany's ramous summer
aad former great gambling resort,
whither ho went each year In the olden
days when he still was Prince of Wales.
He was daily on the streets, taking. his
constitutional among the town folk, and
quite naturally was extremely popular,
being one of the most affable of men
anyway. Often he used to step at a
certain shop for a chat with the pro
prietor and to buy now and then a curio
to be sent to Sandrlngham. Several
times. In successive years, the prince
When you happen to be In Lon
don, do not fall to come to see me."
The time arrived when the Baden-
Baden merchant had some business in
the British metropolis Mustering up
all his courage he left his card at Marl
borough House, the town residence ot
the Prince of Wales, not expecting to
ever get any response. Imagine his sur
prise and gratification when, on the fol
lowing day, he received an Invitation to
spend three days at Sandrlngham. Ar
rived there and entering the room Into
which he was shown, he was most ami
ably greeted by the prince, who pre
sented him to "my wife, the Princess of
wales; my brother, the traite or Edin
burgh, and ray brother" a wife." A fine
time. Indeed, that little shopkeeper
spent at the royal palace.
King Edward appears to have possess
ed a great deal more determination than
Sidney Lee gives him credit for In his
recent "National Biography." I know
of at least one Instance where he
showed this to good effect It was at
8t Petersburg, where Albert Edward at
tended the wedding of his brother, the
aforenamed Duke of Edlnburg. . and
the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandra,
daughter of Csar Alexander IL The lat
ter bad ordered that no correspondents,
native or foreign, were to be admitted
to the winter palace during the nuptial
This was a blow to those who had
traveled to Russia for the purpose of
recording the event In the European pa
pers, and their disappointment was
made known to the Prince of Wales,
who was much annoyed and promptly
came to the rescue. He either person
ally told or had It conveyed to the Czar
mat "the journalists must be allowed
to witness the wedding ceremonies."
and before many hours had elapsed the
necessary cards ot invitation were Is
sued. (CopjrirM. -no. br Court Ooaip Srodtata)
DBBS SEES BRIGHT
FUTURE FOR PARTY
Socialists' Candidate Says Movement
Has Made Substantial Prog
ress in Four Tears.
Eugene V. Debs. Socialist candidate for
President who haa been In Washington
fnr MVAml Hav In an Inl.nHiw Ia
night declared the outlook from his
party's viewpoint Is most encouraging.
The meetings In the campaign are by
far larger than they have ever been be
fore, according to Mr. Debs, indicating
the rapid spread of Socialism and the
substantial progress ot the movement
He has covered practically thte entire
United States on his stumping tour, and
haa had exceptional opportunities for
sizing up the political situation. He said
that Gov. Wilson will not get the Intel
Hgent labor vote In the country, and that
President Taft la practically eliminated
as a possibility.
"Four vears ago, with a dues-paying
membership of about 0,W0, the Socialist
party polled almost half a million votes.'
said Mr. Debs. "This ear the party has
almost quadrupled Its membership, and
estimating the increase upon the same
relative basis it can be seen at a glance
that the Socialist party this year will
quite likely poll a vote sufficient to stamp
it as a permanent factor In American
"During tho last six weeks we have
been In all of the States., with four or
five exceptions, and our observation upon
the whole Is that Mr. Taft Is practically
eliminated from this campaign. The av
erage man realizes that big Interests,
represented typically by Mr. Taft have
fastened their grip upon the nation's I
dustries and the nation's politics and
that something must be done to break
their stranKle hold if any relief is to
come to the common people
"That Mr. Roosevelt has been the vie
tlm of a murderous assault Is, of course.
regrettable, but this should not Interfere
with the activities of the campaign. Mr.
Roosevelt, happily. Is now recovering and
from present Indications will soon him
self be on the platform again. In his
interview following the attack upon him
he rightly said that persons are rela
tively unimportant and that principles
amount to everything.
"If I were to be similarly attacked I
should not wish any change of program
to take place, nor should I expect my
opponents to relax their energies In
combating the principles for which
stand. The trouble in the past has been
that the people have over-estimated the
Importance of Individuals to the neglect
of the principles and Issues In which
they are far more vitally Interested."
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r r .-& , ' stBWsSsssl yilUL'-r '
tX 4"v '4- - Asttis-oeV A,Jee !,
"PreeraetlBatlon" la a tone beefy
word, aseaalag to pu things off aata 70a
ean't rsst doing .them. '
It 'Is easier to procrastinate pas It Is
to roll down m hill or fall over 'a wheel
barrow Is the dark or conceal a large
ooot drink on a hot day. It Is a. Batora!
talent With so practice at all a young
mars win procrastinate as success frilly as
if ha bad learned the art from aa expert
at sixty cents aa hour. Often a mere
boy will Invent a dosea new systems of
procrastination la a day without any
suggestion or eacouragemeot
The heroism aad determination with
hlch people procrastinate Is remark
able. Often a man will walk ten miles
a day to borrow enough money to allow
him to put os going to work lor a lew
days lonfc.r. Many a roan has cooked
hja own meals and darned hla own socks
for fifty years while trying to . get
around to the' Job of getting married.
At this very minute President Taft is
spending all his time and much of hla
money In a violent attempt to put off
packing up hla household goods aad dis
posing of the cat
When a man is an accomplished pro
crastlnator he does all of his work to
morrow. To-morrow is also when he
alii get paid and when he will be worth
anything to the country, and when his
friends win be glad to tare him come I
around, and will stop putting their
poekethooks in their shoes when they see
him. Spain and Mexico have had to en
large their to-morrow to take care of
thetr unfinished business. To-day In
these countries is used for lighting cigar
ettes. Gen. McCIellan was one of the most
COUNCIL TO FILL
Three Commissioners to Be Chosen
at Meeting To-morrow Night.
Many Candidates in Field.
COMMITTEE TO PASS ON LEASE
Alexandria. Va Oct 20. It U ex
pected that City Council at Its meeting
next Tuesday night will hold a Joint
session for the purpose of electing three
police commissioners. At present the
city is without a board of police com
misslonerf. The vacancies to be filled are In the
First Second and Fourth Wards. While
no formal announcement has been made
there ara many candidates for the posi
tions. The vacancies were brought about
by the election of the commissioners to
other city offices. The only member of
the old board remaining Is Commissioner
August Ochlert representing the Third
The Joint committee on finance and
general laws of City Council will hold
sn open meeting at S o'clock tomorrow
night In the chamber of the Board of
Aldermen for the purpose of hearing
property ownera regarding the lease of
the franchise for the use of Royal Street
fn h. WashlnKton-Vlrxinla Railway
Company. The lease U f or a period of
..-.- ... tt 1. xnnrteA that the
committee will report favorably on thai
Cigar Mamafacterer Dies.
James B. Steiner. sixty-nine years old.
a veteran cigar manufacturer of this
city, died last night at hla home. 101
North Fairfax Street, after a short 111-nus-
A few days ago while at his
store he waa stricken with acute lndl
reatinn aiiA convollcatlons developed.
Besides his widow he Is survived by
two sons. Frank and Henry 8teiner,
nrf rianshter. Mrs. Dairy Smith.
Two brothers. John P. and Charles E.
Stetner. and two sisters. Mrs. Bettie
Yohe and. Mrs. Sallie Martin, the latter
nf t-nV Cltv. Fla.. also survive.
His funeral Is to be held from his late
residence -at 3 o'clock Tuesday after
Mrs. Isabella Frances FlnUcey, wife
of . William Flnlscey. fifty-one years
old. died last night at her home near
n.n.v-n Cross Roads. Falrtax county,
after an Illness of several months. Mrs.
Flnlscey. besides her nusnana, is sur
vived br five children.
Th funeral services will be held at
n'rlock Tuesday afternoon from St
Paul's Episcopal Chapel at Bailey's Cross
Roads. Interment will oe at uocomia,
To Pave Street.
The work of placing the macadam
block In position in the square in Wash
ington treet. between King and Prince
Streets, will be started to-morrow morn
ing. This will be followed by the paving
of the square south, between Prince and
Employes of the city are engaged In
placing curbing In position In the squares
In Alfred Street between Wilkes and
Franklin 8treets, preparatory to the Im
provement of those two squares with a
macadam roadway. In addition, grano
lithic sidewalks are to be laid on cither
All arrangements have been completed
for the Fairfax County Fair, at Fair
fax Court House. Wednesday and Thurs
day. There will be a number of exhib
its, including stock, poultry, and agricul
tural products. Lecturers from the De
partment of Agriculture will deliver ad
dresses each day. The president of the
fair is Thomas R. Keith, and J. C Hun
ter la secretary. It Is expected that a
large number of people from this city
will attend the fair.
Xotea of Alexandria.
The October term of the Circuit Court
for Alexandria County. Judge J. B. T.
Thornton presiding, will convene to-morrow
morning. There will be a grand Jury
at this term of court and a number of
criminal cases will be presented for con
sideration, among them, that of Lewis
Jones, colored, charged with stoning a
train on the Washington-Virginia Rail
way the night ot September 2t
Plans have been completed by the
alumnae of St Mary's Academy for Its
annual reunion and banquet next Wed
nesday night at that Institution. It is
expected that a large number of mem
bers will attend, among them several
from out of the city. The annual election
of Officers also will take place.
A series of revtvsl services were
opened today at the Methodist Protes
tant Church by Rev. C. R. Strasburg.
pastor. They, will be continued through
out the week, during which time a num
ber of Washington ministers will take
part In the services.
The subject of an illustrated lecture
tomorrow nutht at the . parish hall of
Christ Episcopal Church will be "The
World in -Baltimore." ,
Arrangements have been, made for a
dance Wednesday night at McBUrncys
Hall by ' Friendship Council. No. zs.
vicious fighters to-mcrrew that be world
has ever seen. But, Oca. McCIetlaa aever
got Into history permanently hats sea
history leaves tomorrow to pros bear, aad
devotes Its attention to yesterday.
Procrastination is a great fault aad.
we should regard It with horror but not
In all cases. The, man who kaowa bow
to procrastinate in the right place is
eaaew too. aaaaistej sssy-.'
Isa whs KB9WS sow to uiuuttsste in the
rlsht Use is vim."
wise. When we feel like punching a
large man in a furious argument and
also Jn a Vulnerable spot, or when a min
ing stock promotor haa almost Induced
us to buy neatly printed paper at Stan
an ounce, the ability to procrastinate
with skill and persistence is a great
(ObisTtfht mi, br Oearjt Msnise AdasxU
TO HAVE BALLOT
Suffrage Astmed, Celestial Speaker
Tells Audience at Y. M. C. A. Son
day Afternoon Assembly.
coEDinoire dt hew kefdblic
VIVIDLY TOLD BY DE. WONG
Six-nation loan Mot 'Essential, He
Says, and GsTcrnment WEI Mot
Accept Under Bestrictions.
"Woman suffrage In China seems to
be assured." declared Dr. T. T. Wong
yesterday, in a lecture on "Present Con
ditions In China," !Dr. Wong is president
of the Shanghai Young Men's Christian
Association, and Is in this country ss
director general of the Chinese students
under the Boxer Indemnity fund. He
addressed the Sunday afternoon as
sembly at the Y. M. C. A.
"The ballot to woman already has
been granted." ho added, "and now needs
only the approval of the Congress, which
it will receive without doubt at the next
In discussing the negotiations which
the Chinese republic is now conducting
with 'bankers of six nations. Dr. Wong
said that hla people were not disposed
accept tne proposed conditions, by
which the lenders would supervise the
expenditure of the funds and would be
reimbursed by a guarantee of govern
ment revenues from certain sources.
However. Dr. Wong asserted that even
If the loan should fail. It would by no
means result in the bankruptcy of the
republic; for normal conditions are rap
idly being restored and the provinces
are sending in a constantly Increasing
volurne of revenue to the central govern
ment For Katloaal Isapro-vesaeats.
"In any case." declared Dr. Wong,
"eight-tenths of the loan was to be de
voted to national improvements. Hence.
If we do not get the money with which
to carry out these Improvements now.
they merely will be delated until a more
favorable time. The question of national
solvency Is not Involved."
Dr. Wong asserted that the possi
bility of the Chinese republic's being
overthrown was very remote, for the
reason that the government Is in the
hands of very able men. working in
thorough harmony, while General Yuen-shl-kat
the President, l a strong exec
utive who Is at the same time acceptable
to both the liberal and the conserva
tives. "For ten jears prior to the revo
lution." said Dr. Wong. "General Yuen
had been one of the most Influential
Viceroys of the old Empire, and In this
position became known throughout all
of China. The commanding Influence hs
thus attained, together with his own
abilities, enabled him to bring back all
of the seceding provinces Into the union,
and today China is more thoroushly
united than she ever has been before
In her history. But within three months
after Yuen's Inauguration as President
his hair had turned white."
Christian Inlseace Felt.
The Influence of Christianity upon the
succes of the revolution, according to
Dr. Wong. Is very great: and on the
other hand, the future of Christian work
in China Is dependent upon the success
of the Republic. "Not a few of the
leaders of the Republic are Christian."
said Dr. Wong. "Dr. Sun Is one. so
also Is at least one governor of a great
province, aa well aa many of the high
officials at Pekin. During the war. the
secretaries of the native Y. M. C. A.'s
also, all over the country served with
the Red Cross. Within fifty ears. at
least 1.000.000 Chinese, and among them
representatives of the Influential classes,
have become Christians."
"Our people." declared Dr. Wong,
"think more of Washington than ever
before, both on account of the high
achievements of Its citizens and the no
bility of character shown by them."
Brig. Gen. Aaron S. Daggett. U. S. A..
also spoke on conditions In China.
Dr. Merrill E. Gates, of the Board of
Directors of the Y. M. C A., also spoke.
A play. "On the Level." by Richard
Madden, has been produced by the St
James Theater. In Boston, and made an
unusual impression. It Is a play of
H. H. Fraxee will produce "The Un
written Law," by Edwin Milton Royle.
in January. The theme or the play la
the governmental responsibility In the
case of destitute homes.
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