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J "WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER & !
1 Hot Altogether a "Holy Wax."
'"Although The Herald has devoted
cinsirable space to the Balkan situa
tion to oblige the "many readers" who
ask for information, we shall once
more try to coer the question as
thoroughly as the small space of the
editorial columns will permit.
i. The cause of the present war
between the Balkan States and Greece
on one side, and the Ottoman Empire
on the other, have been discussed often
and are well known. The leading
grievance against the "Sublime Porte '
u that it countenances systematic mas
sacres of its subjects of the Christian
faith. This is true enough, for we all
remember the Armenian outrages, the
heart-rending descriptions of Miss
Stone, the missionary, and that the
Christian powers merely looked on.
2. Of course the, treaty of Berlin
bears upon the subject, nothing else
does so pre-eminently, but it does not
confer upon the Balkan States the
right to declare war upon Turkey, for
the simple reason that while the
Sublime Porte no doubt has iolated
its promises of reform in its dependen
cies populated by Christians, the signa
tory powers to that treatjr also have
failed to comply with securing to Tur
key the rights guaranteed to her by
that v.ery treaty in return for the re
forms promised. The Powers have
not asked or consented to the Balkan
States declaring war upon their com
mon enemy, but how could they pre
sent it unles by sending armed forces
into the four allied nations, and Riving
the world the spectacle of seeing Chris
tian slaughter Christian for the sake
3. The Balkan States do not have
to declare their independence with or
Srithout the consent of the signatory
Powers, because Montenegro has been
jndependent of Turkish suzeranity for
rrnniries. Bulearia made itself inde
pendent when Prince Ferdinand of
Coburg. their ruler, proclaimed him
self Czar of Bulgaria some years ago.
Roumania, as we all know, has been
made independent years ago by com
binine the Grand Duchies of Moldavia
and Wallachia into a kingdom ruled
over by a Hohcnzollern Prince. In re
spect to Servia, which is most exposed
lo Turkish raids, that little country's
internal troubles up to recently hae
kept her, while independent, from be
coming much of a factor in the near
4. The signatory Powers to the
Berlin treaty were Great Britain, Ger
many, France, Russia, Austria-Hungary,
The Sublime Porte, Montenegro
(and the Balkan States by proxy).
Of the engagements entered into
with the great Powers in 1878, most
of which, by the way, remained a dead
letter from that day to this, article 23
all along has been the bone of conten
tion in the Treaty of Berlin. The stipu
lations of that clause were the price
paid by the Sublime Porte for the re
tention of its sovereignty oer those
Balkan provinces that previously it had
ceded. The great European dailies
which now say that Turkey has shown
a contemptible neglect to comply with
her solemn engagement under that ar
ticle and that the Christian inhabitants
for thirty-four years hae suffered by
that failure, these European dailies,
with all due respect to them, are talk
ing at random. For had the European
concert not been satisfied by its own
neglect to see that this clause of the
Treaty of Berlin, which guaranteed
to Turkey certain perogatives, were
enforced, would the Christian nations
have stood by quietly and allowed the
terrible Armenian massacres, over
which the world stood aghast?
We are the last nation to refuse our
sympathy to our Christian brethren
who have risen in arms to go to the
rescue of their kinsmen in Albania and
Macedonia. Nor shall we blame them
if they decline this time to lay down
their arms merely because the Sublime
Porte again "promises'' reforms.
It may seem strange to our readers
that we are not preaching fire and
sword and theJjTioly war," but "two
wrongs never made a right;" and only
by taking away from the Ottoman
government all possible excuse for not
instituting the reforms promised so
long, the Christian rations will have
the morel and legal right to interfere.
Were the circumstances different, tjjey
should have done to long ago, Eng-
lind above all!
If the gentlemen who have sent The
Herald this query will look at the edi
tion of last Monday lhey will perceive
-why, in our estimation, the present
war will end as all uprisings between
the Bilkan people and the Turks have
ended since the Treaty of Berlin. Let
us say, for argument's sake, that the
allied forces will be Trictorious and
drive the Turks back into Asia Minor.
If so, who is to occupy Constantinople?
Our article referred to tells why
neither of the great Powers can con
sent to one of them holding the key
to the Dardanelles, the Aegean Sea,
and the Levant, meaning the key of
the Suez Canal, the short route to In
dia and Australia! While the allied
Balkan States have a perfect right to
do as they have done, 'for the sake of
humanity and their religion, while
every civilized nation sympathizes with
them, yet not so much Turkish atroci
ties, or the massacres of Christians,
but Constantinople, is the key to the
Events will prove our contention.
The Pennsylvania Progressives.
The progressive movement in the
Republican party had its birth in a
revolt against high protection. If there
had been no Payne-Aldrich bill, there
would have been no break this year
in the Republican party. If that bill
had received the solid Republican vote
in Congress we should have had no
insurgents. Even Beveridge "insurged"
on the tariff. He was convinced that
"Mary of the Vinedad Cottage" was
too heavily taxed for the benefit of
the Massachusetts woolen mills, though
it must be confessed that he was not
greatly shocked over the steel duties.
The formal spilt came over the tariff.
And now it is proposed that in
Pennsylvania the Progressives shall
'eliminate from consideration all poli
cies" except the tarut, on which the
two factions of the, party are invited
to get together behind the Progressive
leader. The theory is that Taft can
not win in Pennsylvania, and that
therefore they should rally to the sup
port of the party, the leaders of which
have ..denounced the President os a.
"receiver of stolen goods." It is to be
noted further that the Progressives
are ignoring the tariff question. The
issue which the late Senator Dolliver
did so much to make sharp and clear
has been practically abandoned.
The white flag is up in Pennsylvania.
All will be "forgiven such is the plea
if the Republicans will only vote for
the candidates of the Progressive
party. Trust regulation, the attack on
representative and constitutional gov
ernment, the direct election of Sena
tors, Presidential preference primaries
are all thrown overboard. "We elimi
nate from consideration all policies,"
says the Philadelphia North American,
"except the tariff."
So low has the Progressive cause
fallen in Pennsjlvania. The cry Is
"Vote for the Progressive candidate."
Principles except one count for noth
ing. At the Head of the Nations.
O. P. Austin, chief statistician of the
National Bureau of Commerce, has
prepared some statistics of the growth
in wealth in the United States front
1870 to 1910, as follows:
In finance the United States leads
the world. We produce more of the
money metals than any other nation.
As a result of this and our favorable
balance of trade the United States now
has more gold and a greater total of
money than any other country in the
world. Experts estimate that some
what indefinite term "bankine power
as being greater in the United States
than in any other country, while their
estimates of total national wealth place
the United States at the head of the
list of nations. The census figures of
wealth in the United States put the
total of 1870 at $30,000,000,000, while
the total at the, present time approxi
The term wealth as used by Mr.
Austin does not mean credit, but actual
values for use, such as cultivated
lands, houses in and out of cities, fac
tories and their machinery, railroads,
telegraphs, ships and boats and all the
products of the soil, of the factories,
of the forests, and of the fisheries.
These are all material things, which,
combined with power evolved from
waterfalls, from the combustion of fuel
and physical strength of draft animals
furnish man with necessaries, the con
venience, the comforts, and luxuries of
This is the only real material wealth,
and when there is an outcry for money
it is because money In good times will
buy all this. But money also will buy
social and political influence and power,
much demanded in this age of only
The "Why" in Criminology.
Before the Illinois State conference
of detention and correction Dr. Healy,
director of the Psychopathic Institute
of Chicago, stated that criminalism in
this country means a daily loss of about
$2,000,000, and that in penal, reforma
tory, and detention institutions at pres
ent the different States of our Union
are handling a good deal more than
100,000 persons, while something like
five times that many offenders are
abroad and at large to the detriment of
Criminologists, despite diligent study
of the question, thus far have failed to
tell us why, in spite of repeated pun
ishments and all sorts of admonitions,
men go on with their offenses until
finally they become members of that
group which menaces society constantly;
namely, the confirmed criminal.
According to the doctor all these
practically begin their career of sin as
children. In his opinion probation sys
tems and reformatory institutions will
do but little good unless there is in
telligent appreciation of the search for
and treatment of causes. Get at-the root
of the evil, recommends this savant,
and things will, heg'uv to look more
hopeful in this direction. '
But Efr. Healy' also fails to' tell us
the means by which this "getting "at
the root" is to be accomplished success
fully. " -
Apparently the deposed , uncle's mil
lions, are. to belo the nephew to Dower
A LITTLE NONSENSE.'
A. MIXED POCK.
In fall the caterpillars pipe.
The pumpkins homerard fly,
'Tis then the scarlet sate la ripe
And ready for the pie.
In fall the qua! pop overhead.
The chestnuts shrilly can. ,
Tls then the oyster, tumln rid.
Adorns the sarden walL
In fall the asters, smoklnc hot.
Are sold by venders shrill:
And, stars forsake the baseball lot
For current vaudeville.
A mnn. iHrt whIIcm! down One Of OUT
main streets iyesterday without anyl
make-up and with her' hair hanging in
a simple -braid. Thousands of people
gazed at this unusual spectacle.
"How's thing In Boston!"
"I hear they have added a frlese of
baseball bats to the Pubtlo Library."
October 28 In History.
October 23, 1756. Dr. Johnson takes the
stump with a speech composed of words
of eight syllables. Boewell -goes along
to supply appropriate laughter and ap
plause. October 23, 153S. A turbulent day in
English history. Henry VIII puts up
the palace stovepipe.
1 Garish Display.
"The favors at her danee.'
"What were they!"
"Small cubes of real beetstead."
I do not for the uplift etrrrej
I hustle here below
To meet my bills and keep alive
And pay up as I go.
Blast Have Bwn,
was a painful experience,"
T went to the door of my apartment
to get the morning paper. The paper
was lying rather far out In the hall
and I was clad In my pajamas, but the
hour was early and I thought I could
make a dash tor It. 'Well, the door
snapped to and left me In the halL It
took me about an hour to get the jani
tor, and meanwhile the other Inhabi
tants were going about their dally 00
cupatlons. Very embarrassing situation.
I assure you. '
Dreaming; of Baaebetll.
What was the cause of Napoleon's
defeat at Waterloo?"
"Ills spltball refused to break." began
the star scholar. "Excuse me, ma'am;
the Prussians got up before the French
Dentins the Lmir.
"Tou are charged with going forty
miles an hour." said the rural Justice.
"and you are fined IV)."
"Judge," said the motorist,
"Well, you've got a nerve gomg forty
mile an hour on a reserve of 12. Hand
me the money."
"THE FILIPINO PEOPLE."
October Issne of the Mainline an
The October Issue of the Filipino Peo
ple, the monthly magazine edited by
Manuel !. Quezon, the resident commis
sioner from the Philippines, contains
several articles of large political In
terest. In a Elgned article Mr. Quezon cKes
the full text of the memorandum relating
to conditions in the Islands which was
submitted to Gov. Wilson last Mnrch
and constituted the basis of the latter"!
announcement of an Independence policy
In his speech of acceptance.
Dr. J. G. Schurman. United States Min
ister to Greece and president of Cornell
University, Indorses the Jones bill for
Philippine Independence In unqualified
A sympathetic nnd appreciative sketch
of Gen. McTntyre, head of the Dureau of
Insular Affairs. Is accompanied by the
full text of the correspondence between
Gen Mclntyre and Mr. Quezon, relative
to the Father Flnegan episode, which re
ceived a good deal of newspaper com
ment some weeks ago. On this same
topic Mr. Quezon also prints a strong!
editorial. In a new department of the
paper George P. Conn, the well-known
newspaper correspondent, sketches the
recent news of the Philippines. An ar
ticle on conditions In the Islands by a
recently returned American depicts some
unfortunate phases of the preent sit
uation among American officeholders.
In the Spanish section appear edi
torials, a translation of Mr. Quezon's
memorandum submitted to Gov. Wilson,
and a descriptive article relating to the
city of Washington. Among the edi
torials Is a strong Indorsement of Gov.
Wilson's Philippine policy.
The Issue contains twenty-eight pages
and is thus four pages larger than the
STANDS ON PLYMOUTH ROCK.
Sflsannrl lien Is Out for the Na
tional Eire? Championship.
At Mountain Grove, Mo., Is a Plymouth
Rock hen that has laid 260 eggs In the
last eleven months. She is out for the
national championship. Twenty-eight
other contestants are In the race. Sev
eral of them are going along at a pret
ty good pace. The Plymouth Rock, how
ever, is leading by what seems to be a
safe margin. Her partisans bellee that
on November 1. when the contest ends,
the Plymouth Rock will finish a winner.
This hen. It may be pointed out, de
serves to win. She didn't get off to a
flying start. Six or seven of her com
petitors darted away from her at first.
More than one supercilious glance was
cast In her direction. But she did not
despair. With a spirit as firm as the
immortal rock whose name she bears
she went resolutely on laying an egg
Just as often as she could. Slowly her
patient determination began to be re
warded. Steadily she gained upon her
haughty antagonists. Finally she over
took one of them. Then she passed an
other. The erstwhile cackles of those
haughty dames changed to squawks of
anxiety. Not a trace of hauteur, though,
in the Ylymouth Rock's demeanor. She
went right along the awkward but ef
fective tenor of her way. Sullen envy
and malicious gossip disturbed her no
more In the days of her triumph than
did contempt and jeers In her early
There may or may not be a moral In
this humble hen s achievement. But,
anyhow, according to the official count,
there are 260 eggs in the performance.
During the few days remaining ere the
battle's done the slogan of the world's
sporting contingent will be "Lay on, old
Plymouth I Lay on!"
Our crop of 100,000.000 bushels ot buck
wheat Is alarmingly out of proportion to
our stock of maple sirup.
.Baseball over, we have politics, and
then the gridiron, or rather both grid
Irons. Mr. Taft's action In placing the main
body of tha fourth-class postmasters un
der the civil cervlce system demonstrates,
the fine civil asrvfca record of the Pres
NATIVES ARE FEW
IN THE DISTRICT
Genrai Beport Shows that Two
' thirds of Betidents Were
loBXY F0RTY,lPEE CEHT
OF MALES MAEEIED
Ireland Furnished largest Number
of Aliens, and Germany
Of the S31.0O residents of the District
of Columbia enumerated In the census of
1910 only 133.K1 are natives of the Dis
trict, according to statistics Issued by
the Bureau of the Census yesterday.
Virginia stands next tn the production of
District residents. 4714 natives of that
State being residents hare. Maryland
furnishes the District with 4U3 citi
zens, Pennsylvania with lXHS. New York
with 11.CS4, and Ohio, next In order, with
Of tha foreign-born residents In the
District. Ireland furnished the largest
number, S.XU, Germany being next with
6.1T9, Russia next with SS, Italy fourth
with 2.7a England fifth with 3,03, and
Canada sixth with 1.123.
Illiteracy In the District has decreased,
the Bureau of the Census reports. There
were in 1310 but 13,512 Illiterates, repre
senting 4.9 per cent of the population of
ten ears of age and over, compared with
8 6 per cent In 1S0O. The percentage
among colored people Is 13.5.
Liken Iss males are "Picking un." In
1900 the ratio of males to females was 90
to 10O, while In 1910 It was 91 S to 100.
Among the colored people the ratio of
males to females Is only 82.2. The total
number of males oer twenty-one years
old in 1910 was 103,761.
Forty Per Cent Single.
In the population 15 years of age and
over, 40.2 per cent of the males are
single and 34.5 per cent of the females.
The percentage married Is 3.8 for males
and 4S.S for females; and the percentage
widowed 5.2 and 15.7, respectively. The
percentages of those reported as di
vorced, 0.4 and 0 6, respectively, are be
lieved to be too small, because of the
probability that many divorced persons
class themselves as single or widowed.
That the percentage single Is so much
smaller for women than for men Is due
largely to the fact that they marry
younger. Thus 7 9 per cent of the fe
males from 15 to 19 years of age are
married, as compared with 0 8 per cent
of the xnaloa; and 40.7 per cent of the
females from 0 to 24 years are married,
as compared with 21.2 per cent of the
males. In the next age group. 25 to 31
ears, the difference largely disappears.
In the age group 33 to 44 the percentage
married Is greater among the males,
while In the age group 40 and over It
very greatly exceeds that for females.
That there Is a larger proportion of
widows than of uldnwers may Indicate
that men more often remary than
women, but, since husbands ore gener
ally older than their vt!cs, the marriage
relationship Is tn fact more often broken
by death of the husband than by death
of the wife.
The total number of dnelllngs in the
District of Columbia Is 58.513, and the
total number of families 71.339. The av
craBo number of persons per dwelling is
5.7. and the aeraca number per family
MBS. ELLA M. POST DEAD.
Millionaire's DlTorrrd AVlfr Found
Mfelrfts In Her lied.
Mrs Ella Merrlweather Post, divorced
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real food manufacturer ot Battle Creek.
uieo. some lime rariy jesit-ruay morauisj
at tho home of Joseph lireckons. 11
G Street Northwest. She was discovered monument to mock us' Public educa
dcad In bed when Mrs. Itrcckons. her tlon Is supposed to fit our youth for the
hostess, went to awaken her. A certlfl-, duties of citizenship But we have no
cate. for death due to heart trouoie was
IkrimmI 1i" the coroner.
Mrs. Post at one time made her home
In Washington. The dUorce from her
huband was obtained about eight years
ngo Mrs. Post came to Washington and
had a home nn Sixteenth and K Streets
This, however, she sold two years ago
and since that time has traveled exten
sively. "She was as well as could be Monday
night." Fald Mrs. Breckons last night.
"We went to the theater together and
liter went to a cafe for supper. We re
tired after 1 o'clock. This morning when
I went to her room to call her she was
Mrs Post was sixty-two years old and
leaves one daughter, Mrs Post Close,
of Greenwich, Conn, who arrived in
Washington last night. Funeral ar
rangements will be made this morning.
SHOP TRAINING COURSE.
eighteen Men Join Rev. Paul
Iflrkok's Class at Y. M. C. A.
With the convention last evening of the
season's first normal class preparing
leaders to conduct midday shop meetings
for the wage earners, the local Y. M. C.
A. Inaugurates the most extensive plan
of Christian service yet evolved by any
similar organization In tho country.
The shop training class is taught by
Rev. Paul R. Hlckok, pastor of Metro
politan Presbyterian Church. So far
eighteen men have signified their Inten
tion of taking the course. The normal
students, all of whom are local business
or professional men, give their services
In the conduct of the shop meetings
During the winter they will hold week
ly exercises in morals and ethics at
George Washington University Students'
Club, the club rooms of the Washington
Railway and Electric Company, the fire
engine houses, and the Glesboro Steel
JBurclar i(about to enter bank) I
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Lieut Oeiger and Corp." Scott Get
Ducking in Potomac.
HYDBOPLANE GOES WBONQ
IJeut. Gelger and Corp. "Ward Rice, of
tha Army Aviation School, had a. narrow
escape from death yesterday when the
hydroplane in which they were flying
from the War College to Alexandria and
back ran Into a sudden gust of wind off
Glesboro Point and plunged Into the
Lieut. Gelger and Corp. Rice were res
cued by a party of enlisted men In a
launch, which was following the avia
tors. The drenched aviators were ex
tracted from the wreckages of the ma
chine and taken to the war College.
The harbor police boat and her comple
ment went to the rescue and aided In
raising the wrecked machine and towed
it to the War College. The machine
was badly damaged and the planes were
completely destroyed, but it is thought
that the engine was not harmed.
Fnlls 100 Feet.
The machine at the time of the acci
dent was flying at a height of about 100
feet. Suddenly faltering and dropping
from this height, the machine plunged
Into the river, earning with It Its two
occupants. Lieut. Gelger at the wheel,
and with Csrp. Rice as a passenger and
observer. Intended making a practice
flight from the War College to Alexan
dria and back. The first half of the
trip had been successfully made and
they were on their way back when off
of Glesboro Point a sudden gust of wind
struck the machine and disabled her
Both Lieut. Gelger and Corp. Rice
made light of their experience and say
that they will be back on the job lust
as soon as the machine can he repaired.
Ko flights were made by the army avi
ators at College Park yesterday owing
to the treacherous winds which were
blowing over the field.
Orvllle Wright, head of the Wright
Manufacturing Company, spent the aft
ernoon at College Paris conferring with
William Kabltzke, who narrowly es
caped death jesterday when the aero
plane ne was Hying suddenly collapsed
and dashed him to the ground. Wright
also conferred with the army aviators
regarding the Wright machines at the
College Park station and made an In
spectlon of them
DEPLORES THE LACK
James Hugh Keeley, Advocate of
District Suffrage, Speaks at
To teach patriotism In the District Is
heresy or mockery, Jnmes Hugh Keeley,
of the District Suffrage League, de
clared at a meeting at "the people's
forum," Eighth Street and Pennsjl
vania Avenue Northwest, last night.
Mr. Keeley assertion was made In
the couree of rpeech In which he de
plored the lack of citizenship as the
cause of a great many Ills, Including
the law's delay, suffered by the people
or mo uistrict.
in mis monei city, so called, our
system of Justice Is wofully unjust In
Its practical workings." said Mr. Keeley
More than i.OiO persons are locked In
an Insanitary Jail every year and held
needlessly long before trial. Many are
held for months, or a year, at public
expenie. under disease-breeding condl
paltry offen'es, and then
fotn)(j ( uiitv
"0ur public schools, possibly deserv-
Ing all the pralo they get. stand as
' "Tn tpftrh nfttr-fntlem f. t.AM.av
j mockery! The pupil might want to vote
soma dsn ? nnd thaf mi inm. 1. -..
J ton In this District-treason to'the few,
1 that we toll to enrich
'But we nre warned to let well enoueh
slone. What Is this well enough? Tom
Johnson said, well enough for the for
tunate few. nnd that means far from
well enoutth for the rest of us."
Mr. Keeley spoke also on taxation and
public utilities In the District.
Louis M. Bernstein and F. T. Mono-r-an
will speak at the Teoplo's Forum
CALLS CONGRESS INEFFICIENT.
"The- Nation's Business" Points Out
Much Needless Duplication.
Causes for the Inefficiency of Con
gress as a national legislative body
are Indicated In an analysis ot the
work of the last session published In
the current Issue of The Nation's Busi
ness, which la issued under the direc
tion of the Chamber of Commerce of
the United States.
The Nation's Business finds that
there Is endless and needless duplica
tion In proposed legislation, thus clog
ging the committees of both branches
of Congress. It proposes as a remedy
a nonpartisan investigation regarding
better methods of expediting "the na
tion's business." It suggests the estab
lishment of a national legislative bu
reau to aid both Congress and the pub
lic to an understanding of proposed
Polndexter'a Cae Continued.
The case of Ernest Polndexter, ac
cused of obtaining 111.15 and a pair
of shoes worth 33 S3 from a shoe com
pany In exchange for an alleged worth
less check for $15, was jesterday con
tinued in Polloe Court until next week.
hops that bicycle of mine Is safs,
Br GEORGE FITCH.
Anthor of "At 'Good Old Iwmah.-
Colorado Is tha root garden of the
United States. It is located a mile above
the sea on the shoulders of the Rocky
Mountains and is nearly three miles
high in a. largo number of spots.
Colorado has 100,000 square, oblong.
and pyramidal and paralleloplped miles.
Many of Its miles contain as many as
fourteen sides and some of them have
upward of 5,000 acres a thousand on
each side. Half of Colorado is so badly
broken out with mountain peaks that It
looks like a Mastodonlc picket fence to
the reckless aviator traveling overlU
Colorado trains travel farther going a
mile than a small boy does In coming
home from school, and there are whole
counties where. If the daring resident
lets go of the State long enough to
moisten i.l.i hands, he will land, a. total
stranger. In another voting precinct a
couplo of miles below.
Colorado has the grandest collection of
mountains In the United Strtes or al
most anywhere else. Even the humblest
citizen has scenery three times a day
with his meals and all the fresh and
sanitary air that he can breathe. The
mountains are stuffed with precious
metals, and while Coloradoans are dig
ging 175.000,000 a year out of their in
teriors, the tourists are clambering gaily
over their exteriors with almost equally
profitable results to the State. Colorado
has more mines than any other State and
also more prospect holes masquerading as
mines. Buying minjng stock Is the great
est Colorado dissipation and selling It the
greatest Colorado vice.
For many years Colorado was only good
to climb over and fall off of and pry Into
with a pick. Nowadays, however. It con
tains 800.000 permanent citizens, half of
whom are farmers. By Judiciously soaking
a Colorado desert In water. It can be
made to produce enormous crops of ap
Says Story Printed hy New York
Newspaper Is Absolutely
Watertown. N. T.. Oct. ZL William
Sulzer, Democratic candidate for Gov
ernor of New York, denied to-night the
charges made to-day by a New York
afternoon newspaper that he tried to
fleece an Alaska missionary out of tion.
000. but settled with the man for IUVWO
cash when suit was threatened. Sulzer
"The story is untrue. I never owned
any stock In the company; I was never
employed by It even In an advisory ca
pacity. My brother Is the manager of
the company I never paid J40.0W to any
body. What's more I never had H0.0W."
According to the story printed In New
York. Sulzer met the Rev. J. Loomls
Gould on one of his tr'ps to Alaska and
they formed a partnership to work cop
per claims owned by the latter. Gould
was to receive JU"0.0fO of the capital
stock of the company and 110" 0C0 in
cash. Associated with Sulzer In the en
terprise was James M. Guffey, the
Pennsvlvania Democratic leader and
Jacob Ruppert, the New York brewer.
Sulzer refused to pay JIOO.OJ to Loomls
but settled with him at forty cents on
the dollar when the latter came to New
York In 1310 to sue him.
AS BABE'S MOTHER
Seven Months' Old Infant Aban
doned at Home Where Shel
ter Was Given.
Search Is being mode by the police
joung woman who
abandoned a sevcn-months-old Infant in
the home of Mrs. James Itedy, JO Sec- The pipers In the ease were secretly
ond Street Northwest, early jesterday filed and acces to them refused. The
morning. ! attorn' s In the case added mystery to
The woman, poorlv clad and evl-Uhe sjlt by refusing to moke any state
dently In dlstres. appealed to Mrs mer.t regarding the matter. Mr. Arm
Reedy for food and shelter early Mnn- strong has not yt filed his answer,
day evening, and. Mrs. R.ed, tmiche.l I m November Z, 19IP. Mrs. Armstrong
by the pathetic plea and the sight f " tn playwright for divorce In the
the babe, took In the stranger 1 -prrme Court of, Mao land. She filed
After eating a dinner which Mr" -1 complaint at Annapolis In which she
Reedy had prepared, the wotran told a I aked for a decn.o and the custody of
long story about herself Mie s.fih h children, bh. wanted J300 a month
was twentj-five lears old and the wli. 'al mony
of a traveling salesman, who has no In the Man Lard action Mrs. Armstrong
flaed place of abode The woman told ' ' h'r husband with cruelty,
a long story about the separation from ( h""'" erdMoIatlon of the marriage
., Whim v s the did not mention the names
W1?h the baby, the woman retired to fl,Aj "
a bedroom In the rear of the second floor '"""""J " ""i"; Z"
about 0 o'clock. She was not seen again r"m"nrr?,' ' .,hat tn8 A"""ngs had been
by Mrs. Reedy. When Mrs. Rdy
awoke yesterday morning nnd knocked
at the door she got no response En
tering, she found the baby Iep She
kept the child until afternoon in the
hope that the woman would return.
The police were then notified nnd the
child was turned over to tho custody of
the Board of Children's Guardians.
From Mrs. Reedy the pollco procured a
detailed description of tho woman and
she Is being sought on a charge of aban
doning an Infant.
Major 8ylvster has Issued orders that
no stone be left unturned In the senrcq
for tho supposed mother of the child
On Sunday night an Infant of three
weeks was abandoned on a doorstep In
the Northeast. The child 1 now at
Foundling Hospital. Efforts to find the
person who abandoned the babe were
Uarly on Monday morning the body
of a lifeless infant was found In a nar
row alley In the rear of the Lawrence
Building and between F. G, Thirteenth
and Fourteenth Streets Northwest. The
police have met with no success In their
search for the person who abandoned the
CAFE OWNER ON TRIAL.
Jury to Decide Cnse Agninst Peter
C. Keyier To-dny.
The case of Teter C Kejser. proprie
tor of the Rathskeller, a downtown cafe,
who is accused of selling Intoxicants to
a girl under twentv-one years of age,
probably will be given to the Jury to
day in the Police Court after threo wit
nesses for the defense have been exam
ined. Lieut. Harrison and Detectives Howes
and Simpson, of the First Frecinct. es
terday testified that they saw the girl
drinking a glass of beer. The defence
contends that thn girl looks as thouxh
she Is of age, and that the waiter made
a mistake In Judgment In furnishing her
The defendant Is represented by Attor
ney I.eon Tobrlner.
oYlathrop nnd Meyer Invited.
A delegation representing the employes
of the New York Navy Yard called
upon Acting Secretary of the Navy
B k - WJnthrop yesterday afternoon
tn (n r to attend a dinner to be
g er yard employes on the even-
li c' Oc ober SO. following the launch
lrg ct tK battleship New York. .Secre
try iiy . l3rlso to be Invited.
ples, potatoes, sugar bests and alfalfa,
while Colorado cantaloupes are a nations!
gastronomlcal feature though Oklahoma
claims that Colorado stole the Arkansas
river In order to water the Rocky Ford
region and Is suing the State to get It
back. The greatest crop In Colorado la
the tourist, who ripens In June and .Is
found over the State in vast numbers,
shedding 110 bills with the utmost freedom.
Colorado Is also a natural sanitarium asd
its mountain air if breathed persistently
will revamp, half sole and entirely reno
vate wornout lungs.
Bt wtu had, a total suteor, ta ooOm votlns
Colorado was admitted to the Union In
137$ and Is a progressive State, In which
the women vote, but not to excess, like
the men. Pike's Peak 11.100 feet high. Is
the biggest thing In Colorado, and Ben
B. Lindsay, five feet high, the next big
gest. (OnrrUht. ml, by Gecnt Utthsv jldxssa)
LIEUT. LOREN CALL
Capital Boy Now in Aviation Camp
Is Only Twenty-four, but
To a Wasblngtonlan belongs the dis
tinction of being the youngest army avi
ator In the service of Uncle Sam. He Is
First Lieut. Loren Call, of the Coast
Artillery, until recently stationed at Fort
Totten, N. Y.
Lieut. Call Is the son of Lewis Call, of
IMS Newton Str-et Northwest, who has
for twenty s been a chief of divi
sion in the Judge Advocate General's of
fice at the War Department. Lieut Call
was born In Washington a little more
than twenty-four j ears ago.
He received his early education in the
graded schools of this city. He attended
Central High School, and In his gradu
ating 5 ear was one of the officers of the
High School Cadet Regiment. Later he
attended George Washlrgton University,
from which he graduated in the class
Being ambitious of becoming an army
officer. Lieut Call took the dvll'an ex
amination, and passed with flying colors.
H as now been In the army about two
Despite all 'forts of his parents to
persuade him not to try aviation. Lieut.
Call responded to tha recent call of the
War Department for men 10 aid in the
development of the aeroplane In warfare.
Lieut. Call believes that If an aviator
does plain filing he Is Just as safe In a
biplane while flying seventy-five miles an
hour as he is speeding fifty In an auto
mobile on the ground.
Lieut. Call will learn to fly the Curtlss
machlnn. He will go to San Diego, CaL.
this winter with the other Curtlss fljers
and undergo several months' Instruction
before he becomes a full-fledged flyer.
New York. Oct. 22. An action by Bella
Abell Armstrong against Paul Arm
strorg. the playwright, was recorded
to-day by the county clerk under "dl-
v orce proceedings In the Supreme
Mr and Mrs Armstrong were mar
r't.l In London, en June 31, W They
llv-l at Princess Anne, Md , Anaip'lls,
Md and New York. They have three
chlldr n Mr and Mrs Armstrong sep
arated rrst In 1910. Th children have
alujjs lived with their mother.
TRUE BILLS RETURNED.
six of Indictments Charge Violation
of Liquor Law.
Upper Marlboro. Md.. Oct. H Th
I grand Jury of Prince George County
made its final report and was discharged
to-day. and immediately afterwards wsr
ranta based on Indictments were placed
In the hands of the sheriff.
Six of the Indictments. It Is said,
charge violation of the Uquor laws In
Laurel. An Indictment also was returned
against Gilbert C. Benslnger. of Wash
ington, owner of Notley Hall and the
steamer Angler, for alleged sale of liq
uor. Indictments are reported to have been
found against Justice of the Peace Au
gustus H. Dahler and Constable Thomas
N. Mohler. of the Bladensburg district.
The specific charges against them hare
not been made public
SnfTraKtat In Trouble.
Birmingham, Ala., Oct. S. The first
equal suffrage Issue of the South has
been raised in Birmingham. Miss Amelia
Worthlngton. a pupil In the Normal
training class, has been suspended from
exercises on account of suffrage activity
cl the State Fair on Suffrage Day. The
Kqual Suffrage Association Is awaiting
the return of Superintendent of Schools
J H. PhlUlps. who is also vice-president
of the National Educational Asso
ciation, for a ruling on the case. So
cialist and labor circles threaten to take
up the fight for real suffrage unless Miss
orthlngton Is vindicated
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JAMES 9. FRA3BR.
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