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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, Mli
, The "aHeit" Vote.
The day Is passed' long since In this
country, when 'shouting multitudes,
cheering mass meetings, or elaborate
yarades decided a' national election.
Demonstrations prove nothing to in
telligent voters. Our contention is
likely to be proved in this triangular
contest, should there be no tangible re
sult and the election be thrown into
These are the days of the "silent"
vote, of a decision arrived at by think
ing men, after due deliberation. Not
that this is done without influence, for
the American reads his paper, he may
go to mass meetings, or to hear a
standard bearer of a party expound
pro and con, he may even shout with
the enthusiasts; but, once arrived at
his own hearthstone, he willvit down
and digest all he has heard and com
pare this with the actual situation,
with what has been accomplished and
what is needed in the way of reform.
Self-interest may have something to
do with this also, but has there ever
been an election or a popular govern-
ment when pocket interest was not at
the bottom of the most honest and
otherwise patriotic voters? What we
mean bj this is that citizens arc apt to
have the local and State interests more
at heart than those of other States or
the nation, just as Gen Hancock's re
mark "that, after all, the tariff was a
local issue," and for which he was
vvidelv ridiculed since, has turned out
to hae been perfectly justified.
Going back to the silent ote we find
that it has' already 'been responsible for
a defection of many workingmen from
lr. Vilon to Mr. Roosevelt, as well
as from Mr. Wilion to Mr. Taft, by
the conscratie (protected, if you
pre'fer) business men. Though the con
test may hae narrowed down to a
fight between Mcsrs Taft and Wil
son, jet should Mr. Roosevelt carrv
California and perhaps another State
besides the two already placed in his
column, the possibility of a tie is more
than a mere conjecture, with a sequel
of a deadlock in the House. Upon
this question the Constitution calls for
a vote by States, not by members.
There are twentj-two delegations
each on the Republican and Democratic
sides; four are divided evenly. Of
these Rhode Island might have the last
word to speak in favor of the Repub
lican ticket But its Republican mem
bcr is desperately ill and will not be
able to appear in his seat. Should he
(Mr. Utter) resign and another Re
publican be sent in his stead by the
time the vote would have to be cast
in February. Mr. Taft will be safe.
Otherwise it will be Mr. Wilson.
This was a digression, however. We
are not that far as jet. The public
has lost sight of the fact that the men
who are not wearing buttons, whose
straw ote has not been polled, those
who decline to commit themselves and
return straw ballots unanswered, in
reality will hold the balance of power
to-morrow. The real issue is this: In
which of the three parties does this
silent vote he? We hold that there are1
but few Bull Moosers who meant to
lie low in this manner, because their
aim, very naturally, was to enlist as
many recruits as possible. The only
purpose, on the other hand, why Demo
crats might have remained silent,
would be a doubt whether to support
Mr. Wilson, that is, remain regular, or
to ote the Republican ticket There-
lore, probably the largest class of
these silent Voters would be Republi
cans who are hesitating between Mr.
Taft and Mr. Wilson, and who would
vote to-morrow for Mr. Wilson "for the
sole purpose of defeating M.. Roose
velt These men rto doubt fully realize
that they 'will jeopardize the present
prosperity, but they -believe 'that the
issue between Messrs. Taft and Roose
velt, in the last analysis, is greater
than that between Messrs. Taft and
Wilson. Hence they perhaps mean to
sacrifice Mr. Taft and to choose the
lesser evil of, the 'two, Mr. Wilson in
stead of Mr. 'Roosevelt '
The C-j.ban,HectioiL - "
Thej election of a President in the
republic of Cuba last' Friday waw car
ried through successfully without the
aid" of United-, States soldiers. The'
first President, Estrada de Falma, was
elected while our, 'forces still .occupied
the island. Four years later -our sol
.diers were present, but' were'not need
ed, as all went off tranquilly enough,
i$s when Gomez was chosen, though troon
ble had been aatidaated and we were
asked to interred slathe past four
years Cuba has had its foil complement
of domestic w disturbances, but -it has
ovetcortethem. "The recent "negro re
bellion was "suppressed with vigor, bnt
President I'Gomezj bit .been unpopular
and '.there iasbtea aj'gfeit deal of
lawlessness during, the campaign just
ended. As bte:"afnp to a week ago
we should not have been surprised if
American armed intervention had 'been
necessary. At any i rate 'our govern
ment was fully prepared for such a
Political activities in Cuba are not
always conducted with the moderation
and reserve wnich characterize our own
at (their best, but. 'too often fall into
the passion , andviolence which by no
means havfcikeen .utaknown her. We
cannot reasonably ".feel." much surprised
on this account ; The' difference be
tween the United States and Cuba in
racial temperament is great Greater
still and more pertinent is the differ
ence in civic antecedents. The earliest
colonies of these States brought with
them and transplanted to our soil the
traditions and the cumulative impulse
of generations of restrained self-government,
and --.when- the colonies be
came a nation they -had merely-to
maintain and enlarge -their ancient in
heritance. But 'the colonists of Latin
America had no trace of any such tra
dition. There is reason for believing
that Cuban understanding o'f republi
can institutions, appreciation of the col
lective benefits of stable "government
and acquiescence .in and devotion to
constitutional institutions are making
headway. They have not yet fully tri
umphed there, but the outlook is en
couraging. 'Gen." Mario Menocal, the candidate
of the Conservatives, has won the
fight for the Presidency, and we should
1 say 'that the result "will be welcomed
by the law-abiding people of the is
land. If what we hear is based upon
facts and our State Department at
least 'believes so Gen. Menocal enjoys
the confidence of all those in Cuba who
are genuinely interested in the pros
perity and independence of the young
republic His task will not be a bed
of roses, but, it is said that he has the
courage and ability to carry it through
He is likely to surround himself with
men of standard ability -and character
in order to carry out much-needed re
forms It appears- that the Cuban
army is in accord with him. But what
we are looking for is more or less
trouble there between now and next
May, when Menocal will assume his
office. It is a good sign that the sup
porters o'f his defeated rival. Dr. Zayas,
have made no demonstration.
The prospects of peace and prosperi
tj in Cuba seem better than they have
Democrats Hay Control Senate.
With Senator Hejburn of Idaho
dead and William Lorimer of Illinois
ousted, the present Republican mem
bership of the Senate is forty-nine.
With the death of Charles E. Hughes,
of Colorado, Democratic representa
tion in the Senate dropped to fortv
four. But the real figures from which
to build up the party tablesoof the next
Senate are not these. The terms of
thirtv-one Senators will expire March
3. I9'3. and with the vacancies already
enumerated the Republican will be
left with fort -three Senators, includ
ing Progressives, and the Democrats
with thirty. The Senate, with Arizona
and New Mexico included, consists of
ninety-six members, of whom forty-
nine are a majority, or forty-eight if
the deciding vote of the Vice Presi
dent is cast upon the side having fortj
eight. Thus the task of the Democrats,
starting with thirty held-ovcr Senators,
is to secure nineteen more. They are
reasonably sure to get fourteen from
the following named States: Georgia,
Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Missis
sippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South
Carolina, West Virginia, and Arizona.
Of these Louisiana, Kentucky, and
Mississippi already have elected.
The Democrats have lost one Sena
tor in Maine, thus giving them a net
total of forty-three. Colorado is re
garded as reasonably certain to send
two Democratic Senators in place of
Messrs. Guggenheim and Hughes;
Montana will send one,' for Senator
Joseph M. Dixon of that State has
known all along that he had nothing to
lose politically and everything to gain
by assuming the management of the
Roosevelt campaign. Nebraska, anger
ed by the victory of the insurgent,
Frank R. Norris, is expected even by
the friends of Norris to send a Demo
crat in his place. Politicians believe
that I Frank R. Briggs, o'f New Jersey,
will be succeeded by a Democrat With
the five Senators thus gained the Dem
ocrats will have forty-eight members
of the Senate. Should Gov. Marshall
be elected Vice President, his vote
could decide every tie in favor of the
The Democrats thusare reasonably
sure of forty-eight votes in the next
Senate. Idaho is expected to send two
Democratic Senators and even should
trie, return William E. Borah, a Re
publican, she probably would send one
Democrat 'At least, one of the two
vacancies in Illinois may be' filled with
a Democrat: not because Democrats
outnumber Republicans in that -State.
but' because the Progressives who "are
idealistic before election, bnt very-practical
afterwards, may see fit to tradeoff
with the Democrats of the Illinois Leg
islature and thus make possible the
efection of one Democrat and one Re
publican Progressive. 4
Should, any oae.vof tfaeie things t
ear ,the Decratt wotrid t-maur1
iorityiOf oaeitaulk Senate. brt'sltaM
all of. them come to pass that majority
would be raised to" three.
Mammoth dsaBowstratloBs count for
ttfucht.ta pontic' Bryah h them,
Baamc-bM then, ul even Hearst had
them."' . ,
The people know merS5elauns Mr.
Sutler. Tkey dol
Dr. Wuey maintains In a speech that
Gov. "Wilson U SS per cent pure. We
thought Dr. Wiley had resigned? his Job.
The name of , the Bulgarian aeronaut
who was brought down by 'the Turks
A UTILE NONSENSE.
i- - RAKst OLI;CfT.
Election day 4s on its way;
It aoan wlU come and so.
And then mayhap we'll hear the .chap
Tin... b T VnliS van m
MW ! w, r
We cannot choose; perhaps well lose.
We'd stand that nicely, tbougn,
If we could ban the .peaky man
Who says: "I old you so."
The Jars and 'Strife infesting life
Cause worrlment and woe.
We'd bear them well but for that yell:
"HI. there! Didn't I tell. ye T
Didn't I tell yeT
By Jinks, I told you so!"
Aa BUteIre 0e.,
November Is, now appearing: In reper
Bath Hare Aatrutases.
1 prefer the theater to the ball park.
Tou never see a baseball team respond
to an encore.'
"Neither does an opera ever go extra
November -4 la Hlatory,
November 4. B. C. 353. Demosthenes
makes his first appearance as a soap
November. B. C 100. Cicero winds up
the campaign of that year by making
forty-four rear-piatrorm speecnes in
A Popular Impression.
"Poetry fllla and Important chair at
"Is that so? I thought all that poetry
ever filled was the waste basket' '
He Paid tp.
The hunter had but little luck.
For he was out to shoot a buck.
He shot a farmer's cow. Instead,
Worth fifty bucks, the farmer said.
"Are you on very friendly terms with
your neighbor In the apartments?"
"Well. no. She's rather formal. Al
ways sends her card when ahe wtahes
to borrow flour, and if ahe wanta both
flour and sugar, ahe aenda two cards."
A Stingy Man.
"Hubby. I want some furs this win
ter." "Ail right, dearie. I'll get you a set
of ear muffs."
"I have lost that poem aubmltted by
Wombat." said the magazine sub-edttor.
"Guess we'll have to pay him for It"
"Dear me." said the, chief. "I wonder
It he would not be content If we re
turned him two poems by another au
thor." PERTDHHT AHD DCPERTIHEHT.
From tba Duladdpfaia ReoonL
Germany Is going to the dogs ror
FYom the Boston TnuiMrirt.
Atlantic City "vice rules" are outlined
In a morning paper. When vice has rules
FhJin the RodiMtiT Herald.
A young New Yorker who is worth
$300,000 Is In Jail charged with burglary.
It la his excuse that he craved excite
ment One wonders why he doesn't Join
the suffragettes or the Bull Moosers.
Ktan the ew Tort Tribune
Cuba, appears to have gratified her
trienda and disappointed her enemies.
and to have surprised both: upon which
She is entitled to hearty congratulations.
Vtom the Inilianapotui News.
Differing from the rest of us. the
Standard has shown that after It has
been busted it can pay a dividend of
to a share.
From tba Louvrilla Courier-Journal.
Did you ever hear of a poet being pre
sented with an automobile by enthusias
mm the PhiUddhpia fnaa.
These Bulgarians used to be thought
rather slow and thick-headed people.
Independence has agreed with them.
Ffom the Giand Rapida Pms.
. While the Greeks 'are calling tor vol
unteers why do the members of the
Greek letter fraternities bang back?
From the Atlanta Constitution.
Sarah Bernhardt has Just celebrated
her sixty-seventh birthday, and her
world-admirers are looking forward to at
leaat ten more farewell tours.
Fiom the New York rrcaa.
The glove business must be booming.
to judge by the musical comedy de
mand for undressed Kids.
From the Chicago Becord Herald.
Belt widths, according to the fashion
page, vary; but the man who didn't
play as much golf this summer as he
really intended to regrets to and his
needs to be quite as long as ever.
BEYOND THE SU.NSET.
There's a land beTODd the soatet
Where tha anauner nerer enda
And IncraUtod la aharat
imont an celestial friends.
And nor earthlr tribulation
Is forgotten on that shore.
With btpptneas Is splendor
And sweet rest forerer more.
There'a a land beyond tba s limit
Wbera the flowers erer bloom.
And nare lore Is crerlasUnc
To dispell the shades of fioom,
Wbere the soul la pinned with beantr
In an- atmosphere of peace.
And (reed and Ttdous malice
Shall tormr fade aad cease.
Them's a land bejond the sunset.
When anaplpton cannot go.
And hrpocricy Is never known
To sotrsp with nameless woe.
Andrwhers rwitrlenra) erer lingers.
Aa transparent as tha son.
with hops sad faith forerer
When this sordid Ufa is dona.
Them's a land btread the sunset
And aa bright as morning daw,
With immortal angels singing
For the faithful, orsre, and. true.
( Who nerer sold their honor i
' On uus eanal. vernal sod.
But la the silanes of the soul''
HsM worsnlp for their God. , f
There's s land Dtroad the sBssat
And another land up higher. i
When the son! Is ever soaring
Ana iorosea sua aacrtair are,
When other i
-sons saa i
Ball around la atretic sway.
In then- btffllant tmeattaa
4 assess, tat.
; ef way.
vv worm a. rorcav
GOSSIP OF THE OLD-WORLD
OF -INTEREST TO THE NEW
The most, famous theater of tha
English-speaking world. Drury Lavne. to
London, last month celebrated the cen
tury of Its present building. It was on
October 19. 1812, that tha huge playhouse
was opened with a performance of
"Hamlet" The occasion was marked by
scenes of wild disorder, due. largely to
the Jealousy of the 112 competitors for
the honor sof writing the introductory
address. Finally they were all super
seded In favor of the following ode of
ird Byron: -
Bar, shan this new, nor less esptrtng pDe.
Reared where once mat the mightiest is ear Isle.
ante the same favor which the tenner new,
A shrine lor Shakespeare worthy htm and rool
Tea. It shall bei-Tne magic of the name
Defies ths serthe of Time, the torch of fiame;
On the same spot still consecrate the scent.
And hide the Drama be wbera she hath been.
This fabric'a birth attests the Boole sneU
Indulge our honest pride, and saj. "How well!"
The curtain rleta. Mar our stage unfold
Scenes not unworthy Drurr's dan of old!
Britons our liulffes. Nature for OUT guide.
Bull mar we please long, long, mar too preside!
It Is difficult now to understand all
that "old Drury" meant to the theater
lover or a century ago. it was men suu
the "classic" theater, protected by
"patent' and apart from Covent Gar
den, all rivals existed on suffrance only.
True. Its surroundings were not as fash
ionable as they had been. The "parade"
(foyer) was not composed of belles and
beaux quite so elegant as they had been
when Nance Oldfleld or Mrs. Braseglrdle
were the boasts of London town, when
In the days of puff and powder, silk
breeches, and towering head dresses,
wags and bodklned swells crowded the
coffee houses and liveried Sedan chair
men jostled and quarreled along the un
even, cobbled streets. But from a purely
drsmatle view Drury Lane still had some
of Its greatest honors In store.
But for tho portico In Catherine Street
and the colonnade in Russell Btreet, both
sdded In 1831. the outside of the audi
torium practically Is unaltered. The
stage and all that part which is behind
the curtain had to be rebuilt only four
years ago owing to the latest disastrous
firo In the history of Drury Lane.
The building, as seen to-day. Is the
fourth that has stood upon the historic
site. The first waa built on what was
rrevlously a riding jard. by Thomas
KiUIgrew, and Sir William Davcnant (re
puted, on his own authority, to be a
ratural son of Shakespeare). It was
known as tho "Theatre Royal," and was
opened by royal patent In 1663, the play
being Beaumont and Fletcher's "Hu
morous Lieutenant." This theater the
"Drury Lane" of Pepys and Charles II,
and "Sweet Nell of Old Drury" was
burnt after nine ears, rebuilt from Sir
Christopher Wren's designs, and opened
two ears afterwards with an ode by
A better fate awaited Wren's building
the second Drury Lane, which seated
2.000 people, and was restored by the
Adam brothers In .1775. It lasted through
;lx reigns. It was the Drury Lane of
Cthbcr and Doggett and Sir Richard
Steele, of Garrlck and of the early tri
umphs of Sheridan and the Kembles
After more than a century of brilliant
life It fell Into decay, and was pulled
down In 1791. to be replaced by the third
theater. This was opened with a selec
tion from Handel's oratories In 1794.
Sheridan being now sole patentee and
John Philip Kemble manager.
The third Drury Lane had a short ca
reer. It was burnt during the night In
1509, when a motion was made In the
Ccmmona to adjourn the House bj way
of condolen'e with hherldan, who was
Member for Westminster. It held 3.611
people, about W0 less than the present
building, which was opened, as has been
said. Just a hundred years ago, under the
auspices of a Committee of Renters, of
whom Lord Drjon was chairman.
As far as the stape was concerned.
this noble pi house, which is said to
have been designed on the model of the
theater at Bordeaux, in France, still Is,
by far, the largest In London, 100 feet
from wing to wing and with a depth
of 100 feet from the proscenium to the
back walL In seating capacit it is not
quite the largest in London, the Lceum,
with Its enormous gallery holding some
hundreds more. But In Its admirable
acoustics. In space and comfort, the
four-tiered auditorium- of Drury Lano
has a character all its own.
After the reconstruction in 1jS the
stage roof was raised twenty feet, but
the old wooden roof was as sound ns
when first made after tho fire. At the
opening In 1S13 candle light was the only
illumlnant gas arriving two ears later.
Electricity was installed in 1SS3. of which
there Is used at the theater 15",000
candle power. Throughout these hun
dred sears, "the Lane" has had a ca
reer strangely mingled of dignity and
disaster. One of the first events to dis
tinguish It was Slddons "farewell," fol
lowed after two ears by the arrival of
Edmund Kean, who made his famous
first appearance as Shjlock In 1S14 At
The Harp," a hostelry which until re
cently stood opposite the stsge door, a
mark used to be shown on the wall made
Indignant Driver Aw, wot d'ye think
ft- Ji 4 '
I tjtvL hfJBA HRLeaaM t ff j&r
by a pewter pot which Kean threw at
tha head of a supposed enemy, and also
tha rooaw where he used to be locked up
.when be)' failed tor, pay his score, until
ransomed by the management in tun
for the performance. .
After the tenancy of Elllston. who
went bsnkrupt In ISM, the old theater
fell upon gloomy days, brightened chief
ly by the genius of Macready, who was
manager from Uil to 1844. after being
the star In the management of Alfred
Bunn. A succession of failures fol
lowed, the theater being used as a cir
cus in the early 'Ws. The management
of F. B. Chatterton. 1867-1879, was mem
orable, so far as lighter play was con
cerned, for the performances of the
Yokes family. .Nothing much that could
shed luster upon Drury Lane annals,
however, can be said to have happened
after Mscready's retirement, until the
coming of Augustus Harris In 1879. and
the seventeen years of popular drama
and pantomime with which he helped
to restore the old theater, though In
something of a new character, to Its
place In public regard. At his death
a tentative effort was made by the late
Mr. John Coleman to step Into the
breach, but Mr. Arthur Collins, who (or
years had been Sir Augustus right-
hand man, soon proved himself des
tined to carry on the "Augustan" pol
icy with ever-Increasing enterprise and
Through Its varied career Drury Lane
never has wholly forfeited Its proud
claim to being the British National
Theater. Many of Its most disastrous
episodes, such as tbst of the Falconer
and Chatterton management, which
gave rise to the belief that Shakespeare
spelled bankruptcy, were the result of
oversmbltlous efforts to revive Us clas
sic glories. It has lent dignity to count
less monster benefits, farewells, royal
commands, and memorial performances.
notably the Grlmaldl benefit, which net-
ed to noted old Clown. 600. a great
deal for those days; the Nellie Farren
Denent realized tne record sum or 3.wu,
and the Ellen Terry Jubilee, not to men
tion the gala performance beforo King
George and the Kaiser.
As guests It welcomed the Saxe-
Melnlngen Company In 1SS1. Mme. Rls
tori In its. and In 1833 the company of
the Theatre FTancals. At Drury Lane
Sir Henry Irving played for the last
time In' London, and here, too, he pro
duce Sardou's "Dante." Opera of all
kinds French. Italian. German has
found a home at Drury Lane, and for
the whole century It has remained true
to the tradition of Christmas panto
mime. The pantomime in 1812 was
Harlequin Humpo: or Columbine by
Candlelight" The Infinitely more splen
did and elaborate pantomime of 1912. in
hlch Mr. Arthur Collins la sure to
surpass himself, will be the sixty-fourth
In unbroken succession.
For nearly 3 ears, up to 1S94 or
1C3T, soldiers were on guard outside
Drury Lane Theater at every perform
ance. The guards were originally sent
there by order of George II. who ws
present one night when a riot took
place, which might have ended serl-
(Cormjht, BE. b Court Goads Syndicate )
GEORGE H. DTTER
TAKEN BY DEATH
Providence. It. I.. Nov. 1 George II.
Utter. Congressman from the Second
Rhode Island District, died to-day. He
had been In poor health for some time.
Representative Utter was born July 24,
1S34, in Plalnfleld. N. J, and there he
spent the first seven jears of his life and
received his first education. In 1561 he
moved with his family to Westerly, R.
I, which town was his residence until
his death. Ills earlv education was
gained In the public schools of Wester
ly and at Alfred Academy, at Alfred.
N. V. He was graduated from Am
herst College in the clats of 1S77.
By trade. Mr. Utter was a printer, and
In his early manhood he entered the
publishing business, which occupied his
attention until he became interested In
politics in the early 'Ws He was mar
ried. From May. 1SS3. to May. 1SS3. he
served as aid on the staff of Gov. Bourn,
and at the end of his tenure In that
office was sent bj the people to the
Rhode Island House of Representatives
to serve four ears, the last sear being
The next step was to tho Rhode Island
Senate, and after two ears there Mr.
Utter was elected Secretary of State.
For four 5 ears he was in this office, from
May. 1S91. to May. 1S94.
In 1004 he was made Lieutenant Gov
ernor, and was in the State executive
chair in the jears 1903 and 1906, before
he went as Representative from his dis
trict to the Sixty-second Congress, re
ceiving 1S.9S3 votes to 13,701 for Cooney,
Democratic candidate, and 4!2 for Helme,
running on the Prohibition ticket.
ye're-doln? Leadln de Grand March?
. - y EO8B'-riTCU.'
, t 'MA 3tMal t)UI Mwaafe.
Mfc la now time to conatder tho voter.
Every one is considering him Just now.
People are neglecting" their business m
order to grasp him by tho hand and Ibarut
hint tor Ws noble generosity In consent
ing to remain on earth. . ,
"The voter Is a quiet, busy man who Is
merely a part of tha census return In
January, but who keeps growing1 -nigger-aa
the political campaign warms up until
In NovenuVr he picks up candidates for
Congress and the Legislature end looks
them over as If he was classifying bugs.
The voter Is the silent partner in poli
tics. He does no talking. He usually
doesn't have a chance. But at the prop
er time he steps up to the polls and picks
cut the hired help for his country for the
next few years. There are few sights more
majestic than that of a tired man In
overalls stepping Into the voting booth
at the close of the day to decide whether
to give the President of the United States
another trial or to put a new man on the
After the voter has done his hiring he
is supposed to go away back and sit down.
There Is nothing less important than the
voter on the day after election. On the
day before election he could obtain a loan
of $5 from a perfect stranger and his
vest pocket bulges with cigars. But on
the day after the candidates have been
chosen and there is no more hiring to be
done It la a dead loss of time even to
dodge a voter with an automobile. Be
fore election he Is pestered to death frith
Alexandria to Be Dry as Sahara
Desert Over Election
NEWS NOTES OF VIEGINIA TOWN
Alexandria. Va.. Nov. 3. A large ote
will be polled here in Tuesday's election.
It Is expected. Practically all arrange
ments have been completed for the elec
tion, and efforts will be made by the
Wilson. Marshall, and Carlln Club to roll
up a big majority for Wilson. The polls
will open at sunrise and close at sunset.
In accordance with the State law the
saloons here will close at o'clock Tues
day, and remain cloed until Wednesday
Arrangements have been made by a
number of clubs and organisations In the
city to receive the returns on Tuesday
The Presidential ballot is an unusually
lengthy affair, and rather complicated.
The Judges of election will grie what as
sistance the ran to the voters in pre
paring the ballot, which is thirtj -eight
Inches In length and contains the names
of all of the Presidential candidates for
President and Vice President, as well as
twelve electors The names of the a
rlous candidates for Congress are also
on this ticket. They are. Repre'entativ e
C. C. Carlln, Incumbent. Democratic:
Frank T. Evans, Progressive; Milton
Two other ballots are also to be voted
on. They, however, are separate and dis
tinct from the Presidential ballot, being
in reference to commissioners of reve
nue and city treasurers succeeding them
selves The second ballot is an amend
ment to the Constitution, providing for
a commission form of government for
cities desiring It. The ballot ngardlnR
commlssioners of revenue and treasurers
succeeding themselves should be marked
"for" or "agaihst." as the voter delres
Hear Council Cnae.
It Is expected that the appeal case of
Urban 3. Lambert against Robert S Bar
rett, being a contention for a seat In th
clt council from the First Ward, will lie
heard before the State Court of Appeals
at cither the December or January term
of that tribunal. The case is now num
bered slxt-six on the docket. The deci
sion of the higher court is awaited witli
Mr. Lambert now holds the seat in dis
pute. He was elected to city council
to fill the unexpired term of a deceaed
member. Mr. Barrett In the meantime
entered the regular election for the posi
tion. Mr. Lambert contended It was not
necessary for him to enter the fight in
asmuch as he was elected until the expi
ration of the term of the member to w hoe
place he had been choen by council
Elected without opposition Mr. Barrett
finally had his case heard before the Cor
poration Court here. Judge Chichester,
Fredenckburg. presiding. A favorable
decision was given Mr. Barrett after
which Mr. Lambert took the case to the
Appeals Court, where it now is. Judge
J. K. M. Norton represents Mr. Lambert,
and Mr. Barrett is represented by Judge
C E. Nlcol.
Notes of the Town.
Following the regular business meet
ing of Alexandria Lodge of Elks to
morrow night the lodge will hold Its first
scclal session of the season. The social
session will begin at 9 o'clock. Thomas
Chauncey Is chairman of the social ses
It is expected that the session will
be attended by a large gathering of
members of the order and their friends.
Arrangements have been made b the
members of Mount Vernon Council,
Daughters of America, to pay a fraternal
visit to American Flag Council in Wash
ington to-morrow night. Members of the
lecal council will leave here at 7 o'clock
Mr. and Mrs. Benedict Weil will Sun
da next celebrate their silver wedding
anniversary at their home. 114 South fct.
Asaph Street, with a reception from S
until 11 o'clock. Prior to the reception
tfeere will be a famllv dinner served at
the house which .will be attended by
members of the family only. A large
number of out-of-town guests are ex
pected to attend the reception.
The Ladles' Aid Society of the Im-
manuel Lutheran Church has arranged
for an oyster supper, which will be given
at Lee Camp Hall. Wednesday evening.
from 5 until 10 o'clock.
R. E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans,
will hold Its monthly meeting at Its hall
to-morrow night. At this meeting con
siderable business of Importance will be
up for consideration.
The funeral of Frank Beach took place
at 11 o'clock this morning from the Epis
copal Chapel at Baileys Cross Roads,
Fairfax County. The services were con
ducted by Rev. Dr.,S. A. Wallis, of the
Episcopal Theological Seminary. Burial
was In the Cemetery at Falls Church.
William Slllex. nine years old. son of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Slllex, died yes
terday evening at the Alexandria Hos
pital of typhoid fever. The body was
removed to Demaine s undertaung
anxious candidates asking his advice.
After election he has to send in his card
and wait until after, supper for the privi
lege of shaking his employes by the hand
and who would be so foolish as to ask a
voter's advice in December?
"Xvery one Is eoBildattog hho lust now."
This Is because the voter can hire but
hcannot fire. If the voter could fire a
hired man whenever his work got care
less and he used his desk merely as a
depository for tired feet he would be a
big man all the year 'round Instead of
merely during the campaign when his
vote Is still reposing In his vest pocket.
(Copyright. WZ, by Gertre Mathesr Adams.)
chapel, whence the funeral will take
place at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Mrs. Jane H. Fairfax's funeral took
place this afternoon from the Methodist
Episcopal Church at Accotlnk. Fairfax
County. Services were conducted by
Rev. G. A. Luttrell. pastor of Trinity
M. E. Church, this city. Burial was In
the' cemetery at that place.
MODE OF LIVING
Eev. Samuel H. Woodrow Preaches
on The Ethics of Self
destruction." PUTS BLAME ON BRIGHT LIGHTS
Betun to Simpler Life and Sever-
ence for God Is the Solution,
Says Pastor in Sermon.
A declaration that 37 persons In the
District have killed themselves in tha
last five jears brought home to the au
ditors of Rev. Samuel H. Woodrow. at
the First Congregational Church last
night, tho appeal of his sermon on Th
Ethics of bulcide " belf-slaughtcr Is a
phenomenon peculi-ir to man. Dr. Wood
row suid: peculiar, really, to civilized
man. In distinction from the savage and
"The rapid Increase in the number of
suicides In all lands in the last thirty
ve-irs should be a cause for heart search
ing, as well as of profound regret." de
clared Dr. Woodrow.
"Tendencies ipparent everywhere ara
obvious here. In 11 the rate was 12 per
million of inhabitants. In 1911 the rata
was u per million of inhabitants."
Chronic, nervous and incurable diseases,
disappointment in love, unhappy marriage,
"having nothing to live for." alcoholism,
crime, delirium, and loss of reason were
specified by the preacher as some of tho
causes of suicide.
Artificial I.lfp the Cnnac.
"Poverty and disease furnish only a
small per cent of the causes." Dr. Wood
tow continued. The more rt-mote causes
lie in the nature of our modern civiliza
tion. The gathering of the people togeth
er in large cities, artificial lights that en
able people to turn night into day, with
its consequent nerve exhaustion thess
are some of tho frequent causes.
"Civilization accustoms people to lux
uries and so enervates them that they
are unable to endure hardness or with
stand revtrses of fortune. The Russian
erf lives under conditions that tn m
would seem worse than death, but he
never commits suicide.
"The command that prohibits lifting
a murderous hand against your neigh
bor prohibits lifting a suicidal hand
As a remedy for the growth of tha
suicidal mania Dr. Woodrow suggested
that particulars should be omitted from
descriptions of suicides in the press since
people with a tendency to suicide are
In a "suggestible state and are prone
"We need to return to a simpler and
more normal mode of life," Dr. Wood
row concluded "We need to bring back
and re-enforce moral and religious sanc
tions. "If we limit life to these brief years,
ind declare that death ends all; If we
teach that present hipplnes3 is the only
thing worth while; if we make material
prosperity tnd worldly success the su
ireme end of life: if we subordinate re
ligion and morality to wealth and so
cial position, then we need not be
surprised if fear enters men's hearts, and
despair seizes their souls.
"Men must be called back to reverence
for life and faith In Him who Is the
author of life."
HE IS A PROGRESSIVE
IN CHURCH AFFAIRS
Tarn town. N. Y.. Nov. 3 The Rev.
Arthur T. Brooks to-day celebrated hl&
second anniversary as pastor of the First
Baptist Church and Mr. and Mrs. John
D. Rockefeller both came down from
Pocantico Hills to attend the service and
remain for communion.
Mr. Rockefeller remained and shook
hands with Mr. Brooks and congratulated
him on the growth and progressive spirit
of the church. I am a progressive In
church affairs," said Mr. Rockefellcr-
Thls Is the third Sunday In succession
Jhat Mrs. Rockefeller has attended serv
ices, which Is something unusual. Her
heilth'ls reported much better.
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