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THE WASHINGTON HERALD. -WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 20. 1912.
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WEDNESDAT. NOVEMBER 3. 131!
The Chess Board at the Bosphorus.
Herald readers will recollect the oft
repeated statement in these columns
that the envy and jealousy of certain
pouers of The European concert would
rob the warring Balkan peoples of the
fruit of their hard-earned victorv, in
other word, that, when all shall be
oer, the allies will have to ask them
selves "What did we fight for?"
Tne incoming European mail brings
the substantiation of The Herald's con
tention in a number of articles in lead
ing publications, out of which
print the following
What prompts Europe to frown
upon the aspirations of the Balkan
Mates is the critical selfishness of one
group of the power, and the desire
f another group to put off the dav
ct rcikoning The Triple Alliance is
cxcrtins itself to retain the lurk in
1 tiropc because Austm and Italy are
arhirtcd with covctousness lor the Ad
riatic littoral and Albania, while the
Triple Lntcnte is willing to permit the
partial rc-establi'liinent of the old tvr
anm in order to deal with the larger
pn lilem at a tunc more favorable to
its own nurno'es
tiatcd bv one motive or another
I lin- i imtv then, is in a mood
i ndr the splendid work which the al-
lie have jecomplished in tlic interest
ci liumamtv The excellencies who
i ntn! the destinies of nations are
preparing to perpetuite in at least
pan of the territory now liberated bv
In arm-, of the allies, the old regime
if Turkish crueltv and incapacity that
nas brought about the present crisis
Will the collective conscience of the
world permit the carrying out of such
a i impact of plunderers' If it does,
Tur pe mi pav for the cupiditv or
tupij phance of its statesmen with
he horrors of a war that will outdo
ilic present sacrifice b far.
1 lus i prcm strong language for a
I ur ipi n paper to use. but it describes
the sin ition to a T If all this is true,
the jn stmn indeed is uppermost in
-vcrvli wi s mind who look at things
mpartialh and sensiblv Whj was
i war stared' W Iiv all this car
nagt W a it not undertaken to at
cat after three centuries of Moslem
npprc moii drive the hateful Turk
hatk to Via where he came from,
and where he belongs' Was it not
undertaken to save our Christian
brc thcrs from persecution, from mas
sjire instigated b religious fanaticism,
to st n the bloodshed of centuries, to
protect those who had to pay so dearlj
for adhering to the religion ot peace
and good will"
I rom the verv dav that The Herald
mauc it first comment on the Turkish
war, we saw clearly that all this sac
nhce would be in ain, as it has been
these main times before, that neither
Tngland, ' the most pious nation
einh ' nor '.'orthodox" Russia would
permit the planting of the cross upon
the dome of Santa Sophia, unless it
was accomplished either by the Lion
of the Guelphs or the Bear of the
Muscoutes It is well to be ruler by
the "grace of God," but that grace
must coincide with the policy of the
ruler and his government. Russia is
determined to get into the Levant, to
curb Britain's power in the East, and
England never will submit peacefully
to see the Suez Canal in another na
tion's hands, after once getting it away
from France, who built it
And the wily Turk laughs in
The Passport Controversy.
The negotiations that appear to be
in progress toward a new treaty be
tween the United States and Russia
are still in a very incomplete stage of
development; and the public Knowledge
of the conclusions to which they point
is largely speculative. That both gov
ernments are anxious to maintain
friendly relations may be accepted as
a hopeful sign for the ultimate com
position of all differences There is
no disposition on the part of either
nation to take advantage f the tem
porary absence of binding convention'
respecting commercial exchange. It is
intimated that the application of the
maximum tariff' rates to imports from
the United States will be held in abev
ance by Russia or possibly indefinitely
postponed until a satisfactory under
standing is reached upon other mat
ters It was no question of this char
acter that produced the recent diplo
But the one question upon which the
treaty was- abrogated appeared to be
still unsettled, and it seems to be mor-
ally impossible for this country to re
cede from the position it has taken.
Thist question involves not a class, but
American citizenship. The American
Jew must have his rights protected as
much as any other American citizen.
Wc recognize no religious distinctions
when men are admitted to the civic
rights of the nation, and we cannot be
indifferent to the refusal by Russia of
passports to American Jews. It i
said that the Czar's government has al
vas held that such Jews, even though
Americans, were 'not entitled to travel
or reside in Russia because the treaty
provided that anj American seeking to
enter that country should submit to the
laws and ordinances there prevailing
Such a provision, howev cr,-must be of
universal application. Any American
who visits Russia, whatever his race o
religion, is expected to conform to its
laws If he docs not, he must take
the consequences, and to make an ex
ception of a Jew adopted into our na
tionality can hardly be construed other
than as an affront to our sovereignty.
It is reported that the Czar's govern
ment is not jet ready to concede this
point, though that is the bridge that
must span present cifferences With
Russia it is evident that this is a mat
ter of prejudice more than principle.
With the United States it must be re
garded as fundamental
Increase of Suicides.
The leading cause of the increase of
suicide is the decay of religious re
straints When self-slaughter was
reckoned a deadly sin, even the most
desperate held back. To-day the pro
hibition carries little weight with
majoritv -of the people The modern
community cannot limit or lessen its
numbers, and cannot undertake the
teaching of religion as a public func
tion But the modern commumtv can
cultivate and do much to improve so
cial discipline, can discourage the
growth of caste barriers which ham
per svmpathy and dwarf mankind
Work on tnese lines would soon.
show a lowering of the tendency to
suicide V growing tendencj to d
regard human Iffe is one of the u
pleasant things ot modern civilization.
W bile the murderer is reckless only of
the lives of others, the suicide is care
less of his own
m thing that dwarfs the individual
lends to lower the estimate he puts op
his own life rc we drifting toward
the Asiatic standard of old and bar
barous times when human life was the
cheapest of things'
Fifth Avenue and the Skyscrapers.
One of the arguments brought for
ward in favor of the plan to put a
legal limit on the height of buildings
along Fifth Avenue in New York is
that the dav of the very tall building
is past Lenders of money for con
struction purposes arc said to be warv
of the skyscraper The contend that
the congestion in its elevators and in
the street has wiped out its economic
advantages Increased elevator space
means decreased income from rents
In manv cases, it is said, the streets
have become so badh blocked with
traffic because of centralization of per
sons and business in so many tall
buildings that rents have had to be
lowered to keep tenants The supplv
of offices m New York also exceeds
the demand, just as it docs in this cit
If building skv scrapers is no longer
profitable investment, as this argu
ments holds, the need of legal restric
tion upon height hardly is necessar
The economic law should take care of
the matter without need of an enact
ment As for Fifth Avenue, the gen
eral proposition does not hold The
idea of keeping skv scrapers off that
street, where there may be a special
demand for them, is to preserve its
It may be fit for New York City to
adopt a special policy about Fi'fth Ave
nue buildings, but the arguments which
govern the downtown section, and per
haps to upper Broadway land, do not
apply to what New York wants to
preserve as its finest "show" street
One advantage In electing a scholar as
leader is that he, as a well-read man. Is
sure to know how much he does not
Gen Savoffs expression that "speed Is
trumps" amply characterizes tho flying
campaign of the commander of the Bul
PERTINENT AND IMPERTINENT.
From ths St raid Press.
There are 16.000 hunters licensed to kill
deer in the woods of this State. As most
of them never saw a deer It will not be
surprising If there Is the usual slaughter
ing of those that "looked like deer."
From ths Albany Journal.
Perhaps the Turkish soldiers are such
poor fighters because they smoke Turkish
From ths New York American.
Wax the floors of Constantinople, The
Turkey trot Is called. Those who have
danced must pay the fiddler.
From lbs Detroit News.
Monument dealers report a rush of
orders for a certain brief epitaph: "He
stood fat. -
From ths w York Prtia.
The Brazilian diamond mines have been
very profitable to the men who are work
ing them In New York.
From ths St. Louis Post-Thepstcb.
Given time, matters get into their
proper grooves. For Instance, Chairman
McCombs has gone on a vacation and
Chairman Hllles has gone back to work.
From ths derela&d Leader.
A Philadelphia man died leaving 100.000
without any Indication as to where It
should go. But then tho lawyers don't
need any Indications.
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
Lady Clara Vere de Vere
Was a haughty dame.
Her descendants hero and there
Still maintain her fame.
You can see them, haughty doves.
Dally on the job
In the stores retailing gloves
To the common mob.
At the ribbon counter they
Deftly wield the shears
In the true patrician way
Of tho Vere do Veres.
Or perhaps dispensing lunch
You will with them meet.
W hlle the members, of the bunch
Grovel at their feet
Uncle 1'ennyiTlsr Saai
Bad spelling won t make a humorist
of you. If so. a lot of typewriter girls
would be drawing enormous salaries.
It Was Not.
"Wombat, what car did Damon and
Pythias run? '
' 1miM see I think they headed a
ticket about 1830."
"And who ran against 'em"
"Lemma sec. Wasa t It Castor and
November HO In History.
November K. 1K-Henry VIII Is sent
to the store to match a turke) His
lack of success led to another divorce.
November 10, H2S-Jean of Aro loses
her maid and has nobody to rivet her
armor up the back.
Baric and Forth.
"Your stenographer seems to be rather
Irregular In attendance
"Well, she leaves her husband and
works a week; then eho returns to her
husband, and leaves tho office for
We hope no thoughts as to
The cost of living
Will rise ere we get through
With this Thanksgiving
A Modest Rani.
I like to start my-Thanksgiving poetry
earl)," remarked tho newspaper poet,
who thinks pretty well of his alleged
"Whv" Inquired tho other hnlf of
the sketch, at the proper place
'So as to give the other papers a
chanco to clip it before Thanksgiving
'Our college won '
They did' Rah' Rah' Rah' What
did thev win'
'Tho debate "
"Oh, I shaw'"
1 erj I niual.
I guess Mr Wilson must shave him
self Why to"
' I have been unable to find anj birber
In town who claims to have shaved him
once This is unusual '
BOY SCODT RDH
DOWN BY ADTO
Eight-year-old Raymond Ryan Is
Struck While Drilling with
Lads in Street.
Executing a flank movement while
drilling with several Boj Scouts, Rai
mond C R)an, eight )cars old, of IS
Street Northwest stepped In the path
of an auto In front of his home )ester
da afternoon and wis run down, sus
taining Injuries which may result
The child was picked up, placed in the
machine, and hurried to Freedmcn's
Hospital, where phvsicans found he was
suffering from concussion of the brain
shock and probabl) internal injuries.
After first aid treatment was gven, the
child was removed to his home
e auto is owned b C E Riordan. of
1312 Eat Capitol Street. He had tele
phoned to the garage for the car. and i
mechanician w is driving the machine to
the Riordan home The driver saw the
Bo) Scouts drilling, but thought he had
sufficient room to p,ss
Just as ho was about to pats the lads
the boss suddenly wheeled and joung
Rvan stepped In front of the car
was knocked to the asphalt and was
conscious when picked up The lad Is be
ing attended bv Dr E J. Gunning and
Dr A C filler
EDWARD T. FLETCHER BURIED.
Associates of Many Years Act m
Tho funeral of Edward T Fletcher,
veteran newspaper man, was held from
his residence in the Ingleside Apart
ments, 1S0S Tirst Street Northwest )es
terday afternoon at 1 SO o clock
The beautiful service of the Episcopal
church was read by Rev E M Mott,
who had known Mr. Fletcher for ears
He told of the exemplary life he had
led. his integrity and devotion to duty
and famll). and the love and esteem In
which he was held by all
The honorary pallbearers, friends of
many jears, some of whom being former
co-workers, were Walter Stllson Hut
chin. MaJ Richard Sjlv ester, A. II
Ragan. Maurice Jovce, August Donath,
and W. W. Maloney The active pall
bearers were William P. bpurgeon,
Frank H Pierce, J W Rldeuour. D S
Hussev, Gearge E. French, and Edward
Many were the beautiful floral offer
ings tendered In remembrance
Relatives and friends accompanied tho
body to their last resting place In Oak
FREDERICK V. SHORT
WEDS MRS. FRENCH, WHO
ACCUSED HIM OF FRAUD
Frederick V. Short, tho betting Agent,
who was arrested several dajs ago In
Baltimore on a warrant sworn out by
Mrs Majme G French, of Kansas CitJ,
charging him with obtaining J13.000 from
her under false pretenses, married his
erstwhile accuscryesterday In a near-by
Virginia town The couple will take an
extended honeymoon and then return to
Kansas Cit. where they will make their
In a conversation ov er the long distance
telephone jesterBay Mr. Short said:
Tho whole affair Is unfortunate, but
broad-minded persons, who understand
the case, will realize at a glance that I
did nothing that was the least bit sus
picious or dishonest My transactions
have been fair and upright and I have
no regrets to offer In this line."
Mr. Short is an accomplished scholar.
has composed several operas, and la
well-known In musical circles.
Telephone Rate Cnt.
Tho Chesapeake and Potomac Tele-
phono Company announced yesterday
that tho ton rate Detween Berwyn, Md.,
and Washington will be changed from.tltlon in voluntary bankruptcy, listing
10 to C cents for the Initial Perloea. of his liabilities at J36.473 66 and his assets
Ave minutes conversations. The new at JS.5TS 91 Including Insurance policies
rate win be effective November 2L I
UP REAL BATTLE
Washington Newspaper Men Have
Already Wrecked Democratic
Party Through Strife.
BRYAN IS PICTURED
AS THE TROUBLE MAKER
But the leaders Say Things Will
Mova Along Smoothly, De-
lly JOSEPH P. . -!..
ow that tile campaign ill the Balkans
givis evldcnco of subsiding, the war cor
respondents in Washington are busily
engaged framing up a real battle to
be staged In the Capitol. Hostilities are
scheduled to commence any time between
middle of December and April 15.
The advance notices promise a bloodv,
It is not clearly Indicated Just who will
be what when the lines of battle are
drawn, but It Is generally agreed, among
war correspondents, that William
Jennings Brian will be on one side
nd that the naughty reactionaries, led
by Majority Leader Underwood, will oc
cupy the center of the opposing line.
Lately Speaker Clark has been placed
In the lead of tho right wing Gov Wil
son, from present indications, will oc
cupy the unenviable role of the Innocent
hjstander or the dove of peace In a
famll) brawl all according to tho war
In other words, the Influences who
have least to hope from a harmonious
Democratic administration are least In
clined to believe such thing possible
They can see no hope of restraining Mr.
Kr an from stepping into the center of
one or tho other houses of Congress with
a copy of tho Commoner In ono hand
and a rat-o nine-tails in the other, and
precipitating a free-for-all row by at-j
tempting to coerce the Democratic party
Into dffng his bidding Nuturallv, they
sav tho Democratic party in Congress
will oliject to such contumelious treat
ment and there Is jour war all fixed
Poor Mr Wilson they weep, and
wink thi other cje What chance,
deed, for harmonv'
DemocratiL leaders honevcr. are not
Inclined to adopt quite to pessimistic
view of the situation Mr llrjan cer
tainly has not indicated an overwhelm
ing dcslrw to precipitate the conflict so
far, the sa. and tho so-called Pro-
,res-lve leaders of the Democratic parti
In Congress have n t offered anj thing
Intended t fan tho smoldering tires
of fa t'omlism
Tin prr-dl ted fight against the r-el -tlon
of Ch imp lark to the Speakership
r i'f Houve Ml thr ugh with tin an
nounccnent b IUprcsentatUc H'b
lenry that lie would not be a candidate
agalutt the Missouri leader Mr Clark
himself has given no indication h) word
or deed that he exjecth to le out of sm-
rathy with the new admlnlstriti n. and
Majorltv Leader Lndernoods whole rec
rxl In part) life IndUat.s that it will
r-iulro more than ordinary prosuro to
pi ice 1 im In conflict with the head of his
pirtv particular slrce to a man of
Mr Lnderwoods political sagacltv the
c onscfluem es to the part) of a split be
twen Congress and the White House
must take on a serious aspect
Moreover say Houe Democrats unless
Mr Rrvan desires solelv to feed his per
sonil animosity against Air Fndcrwond
or unlcs Messrs. Indtrwood and Clark
are deMrous of wrecking the party to
spite Mr Brv in the Senite Is likely U
prove the princiral point of attack, and
the Sen ite long since inured to siuh
tr atmeut mav be expected to accept It
without t riou-l Jeopardizing the pari)
Republican Senators were blamed for
Republican Iniquities long before a na
tional Democratic victor) was in sight
And If the force s of reaction are to com
mand a strategic position In the Demo
eratli. Congress, It will bo in tho Senate,
where Houe loaders franklv admit the)
expect to need the support of Progresi
Republicans to push through their tariff
So the) say. If the White House and
the House stick together, tho part) will
be able to present a good record to the
countr) two )ears hence, when the next
House Is re-elected and when the voters
vi ill have their first opportunity to reg
ister their approval or disapproval of the
EDUCATORS ELECT OFFICERS.
National ssncIatlon of Stntft Unl
versltlrs djourn Session.
The National Association of State Uni
verslties, which has been In session since
Monda) at the New Wiliard. adjourned
jesterdav afternoon, after electing offi
cers The) are President Edmund J
James, president of the University of
Illinois.-vice president Dr. Joseph
Klngsbur). president of the University of
Utah, vice president ex-offlcio, Dr P.
Claxton. United States Commissioner of
Education, secretary and treasurer, Dr
Guy Porter Benton, president of the Uni
versity of Vermont
Tho executive committee chosen con
sists of the officers and Francis P Ven-
able, president of the bnlverslty of North
Carolina, and Chancellor Samuel Avery
of the University of Nebraska
Tho members of tho association were
later received by President Taft The
convention was the seventeenth annual
gathering the association has held. The
programme Included addresses upon uni
versity government and tne general fac
tors of university life.
DR. EDWARD BEDLOE HERE.
W ill Donntc Strip of Beach Front to
I. uric Sana.
Edward Bcdloe, of Atlantic Cit),
Is in Washington, to confer with Capt
Sumner Kimball, chief of the Life Saving
Bureau, and Dr Hugh M. Smith, deputy
fish commissioner, for the purpose of sub
mitting to trie government for Its ap
proval a deed donating to the United
states a strip ot beach front property
n Atlantic Cit
Tho deed Is Intended for the purpose
of establishing on this property of a
life saving station and a government
acauarium. Dr. Bedloe says tho existing
arrangements of the Absecon Inlet Life
Saving Station aro divided, one being on
thi. heneh. when in stormv weather the
surf Is too rough to permit the launch-j
a narrow neck of water of the bay that
In winter Is often so choked with Ice
as to render boats useless.
Discusses Gaelic Language.
The regular meeting of the Anthropo
logical Society of Washington was held
jesterday In the New National Museum.
The Gaelic Language or. ireiana- was
the subject of a lecturo delivered by
Plumber Goes Bankrupt.
John Waters, a plumber at 53 F
cit-t Vnrihwr-nt. vesterdav filed ft new
for 7,9W. '
PRECARIOUS AT MIDNIGHT
SAY DOCTOR'S BULLETINS
Senator Isidor Rayner of Maryland,
who Is critically ill at his home, ISO
Eighteenth Street Northwest, Is In a
precarious condition, according to a state
ment Issued 84 midnight by his physician,
De. B L. Hardin
Dr. Hardin's bulletin Is as follows:
"8cnator Rayner has been seriously III
for some months with a complication of
diseases. His present condition has re
mained unchanged for several days and
Is precarious "
Yesterday at noon the Senator sat up
In his bed for a half hour He took
nourishment and talked with members
of his famll)
SELF WITH GAS
Henry Myers, a Carpenter, Brood
ing Over Wife's Death, Com
Brooding over the death of hl wife.
Henry M)ers, flit) -five )cars old. a car
penter of Baltimore, placed a rubber tube
between his lips, turned Illuminating gas
through It, and asphyxiated himself )es-
terday afternoon in a rooming house at
16 Third Street Northwest
Myers had been alone In the room
since early morning, but It was thought
he was sleeping until a servant detected
the odor at gas. The servant tried to
arouse the man. and then called Mrs.
Lena War, the landlady
Mrs. War unlocked the door with
master key and found Myers on the
floor. She summoned an ambulance
from Emergency Hospital Dr Benja
min Newhouse responded and pro
nounced lifo extinct The body was
fully clad when found M)ers left no
note In explanation of his act
In August last Myers rented the
room In the Third Street house He
said his wife had died but a few
months before and seemed to grieve
constantly over her loss He U
Ileved to have two sisters and
daughter living In Baltimore but the
police have been unable to locate them.
After an investigation Coroner Nevltt
Issued a death certificate in accordance
with the facts The body is at the
FIRE AT ARSENAL
Six Hundred Then by Quick Work
Save Big Commissary Building
I ightiug like veteran firemen, the
1-irst Battalion I S Lngineer Corps,
comprising 600 men commanded by MaJ
Will'um Rarden saved tho mammoth
Commissary Building In the Vrsenal at
the foot of Four-and-a-hair Street South
west from destruction by tlames last
Responding to the ringing of the fire
gong, the men turned out with parade
drill precision, unlimbcred the hose car
riage In the little fire station, and start
ed on the double-quick for the Com
mlssary Building I-lames could be seen
through the windows, and it seemed the
whole building might burn
Hose lines were qutLkly attached to
plugs, and in a few minutes several
streams of water were l-ing directed on
the blaze. An alarm was sounded from
Box No 4a. calling out Acting Deputy
Chief Dixon, with engine companies 4, 13,
and IS, truck 10, and the tire boat.
When the firemen arrived the soldiers
had the blaze under control, and the fire
compin'es did not go into action The
blaze originited on the first floor, and
was confined to that floor A large
quantlt) of sugar was ruined b) fire and
water The damage Is estimated at $1 3U0.
MECCA FOR ART STUDENTS.
Mrilr and Jts Beauties Described by
Prof. Percy sh.
A lecture on Sieil) as a. Mecca for
Art Students, " by Percy Ash. professor
of architecture at George Washington
University, was the feature of the
monthly meeting of the Architectural
Club in the chapter room of the Alpha
Beta Phi Fraternity house last night.
I'rof Ash told many Interesting inci
dents of his trip through Italy and il
lustrated his talk with a number of
Five new members were admitted to
the club which brings the membership
up to fort) -one students The new
men are L. H Boss. R. E Sutton. W
B Lpton. F. W. Stocver. and II W
By a unanimous vote the four pro
fessors teaching architecture at George
Washington were named as Judges
the prize contest for the belt sketch
drawn for the Cherr) Tree by mem
hers of the club The contest closes
Tho meeting closed with a smoker and
MEXICO CITY SHAKEN.
Earthquake fraln A Islts Capital of
Mexico Cit). Nov ID A severe earth
quake shock which caused heavy damage
occurred here at 7 17 o clock this morning
The disturbance lasted lift) -five seconds
and shattered several buildings Pave
ments ail over the city were cracked and
the water mains burst in many places
Thousands ot panic-stricken residents
of the city ran Into the streets, where
they fell on their knees and prayed
WHITE HOUSE HISTORY.
Mrs. Abbey Gunn Baker Lectures on
' Tho Erection of tho White House and
Subsequent Alterations," was the sub
ject of an address given last night b)
Mrs. Abbey Gunn Biker, at tho regular
meeting of the Columbia Historical So
ciety In tho lecture hall of the Wash
Mrs Baker began with the building
r the White House in 1T91 nnd the
events which led up to tho District being
chosen as the seat of srovernment She
showed that no change was made tn
the original plans of the Executive Man
sion until after it was burned by the
British In Kll
After the rebuilding ot the White
House no change was made until Pres
ident Roosevelt came into office. During
his administration the whole Interior of
the White House was changed and re
decorated. Since the Roosevelt regime
no change has been made
Thomas E. 'Watson "Indicted.
Augusta, Ga , Nov. 19 Thomas E. Wat
son, who ran for President on the Pop
ulist ticket many years ago, and now
editor and publisher of the Watson Jef
fersonian, -was to-night Indicted by the
Federal grand Jury on tho charge of
sending obscene matter through the mails
The charges were based on magazine ar
ticles over Mr. Watson's signature, bitter
ly scoring Catholicism. These articles
were characterized by the court as "unfit
to be spread upon the records."
More Than 200 Attend Dinner of
the Caital Society at
MANY ADDRESSES ARE MADE
Two hundred engineers, among-
whom were many distinguished scl
entists from other cities, attended the
annual banquet of the Washington So
ciety of Engineers last night at
Rauscher's. There were eight speak
John IT. Hanna, president of the so
ciety and chief cnglnter for the Capital
Traction Company, presided, and, after
a few words of welcome to the visi
tors. Introduced Arthur P. Davis, chief
engineer of the Reclamation Service,
and toastmaster of the evening.
A glimpse Into the education of future
engineers was given In the address of
M. E. Cooler, dean of the University of
Michigan, who said that although this
Is tha age of the specialist and that
scientists devote themselves to specific
branches of study the time will come
when the education of the engineer
will be more catholic and will cover
not only the engineering subjects proper
but will Include the subjects of tho so
called art's courses of the colleges.
Prof. Cooley was at one time a pupil
of Prof. Charles E. Monroe, now of
George Washington University, but then
at the Naval Academy at Annapolis,
who was a guest at the banquet and on
the speakers' card
Prof Cooley spoke of the tutelage he
received thirty years ago under Prof
Monroe, and then branched out into the
discussion of the engineer of the future
Ho said, among other things, that it was
the tendency to do away with titles now
conferred and the probable title of the
future would be Bachelor of Science of
Engineering, a term broader In Its scope
V IL Newell, director of the Reclama
tion Service, spoke along the same line,
telling of the wide scope of knowledge
necessary in the engineer of to-day The
other speakers were O H Tlttman Coast
and Geodetic Survey Prof Charles E
Monroe, George Washington University;
Charles Whiting Baker, editor of the En
gineering News, of New York City, and
L. O Howard, of the Department of Agri
culture The following is tho llt of guests
John W Adams. It L Velame lrdnck V, Al
hert Walter I A1.CD It Larlet vndrrrjn H '.
CJiarie VVhitiM DaifT r n.dcei A r BaW
wiu A. L RiMsui II II rUl-m L Barurl
(com Barries. L A lijner Pan! Batxri E
Bt-bb, Jira-ikmll. FredTirJi It Iltrrr Moms
Bien. K C Boczs. W P Bortmd Robert V Bo-
r!t VVUllara Bowl r R Bradbury Vr-I Braro.
Uniuvol Brennan rhlljp B. BrUl. Glenn B-oncn
W illiara T Brown
Vlanm n Csroi bell PI r arll ! V. Tar'
on Ituy V eartjr t, eli.awirk. 1 M Chamfer
1m R II eTiarrell Vnhjr H Chae B L. far
John L Celt W exile 1. - tuowaj. M e. IxsJcr
Moruiuer r ( cole p rrr ranfonl
It II Patelriiii V M Daniels. V P TJaTU A
wart W Iteakln W. C Dran Mirk De e.rac--
It Ilrnmarlt VV. 1" Dennis Alrwt l Pieieneri
R. B. Dole Leonard !-. Dotrn. L. M Dou A. V.
I 11 La.lman H r EcMr C E. Ellstrorth.
Jol a 1 . l.nsicn, U B Krnem. KK-nard Ton talort.
II S. talrbonai. W B r"ar"dd ibert A
Farmer Thomas J. lUher Owen B lenca, Felix
Krtrtiold II. C Praaienreld.
W Uham 8. Garland. C I" O! en. Albert T Gold
tT.r John Eis e,erd si II B Grejury VI c
Willis B. Hal' J II llarjii FrM Hirdrjt
Daaierl L. Hazard. Moms HacSrr Jon P He!?
Vlara Djer Herser F t Ililaer Jesse Hill Jero
HU1 J. S Hill f T limes It L Hodjtins
L O Howard John C Hurt.
eocjo It Ids. F II Idea.
L. Janira. Carl F JeJlen Henxen Jeainir-ss
13wood Johnoa U N Jobnatoo Goorte Wallace
Jones. Lewis Jones.
V H Kimball.
B. 1" Leunberten J. F Lawtoe M O Leichton
Morton F Leopold V 1 Lucas.
vicCoanb. vv . Jlcr.mnd aonn li vie-
Grath Cbarln VIcKe-rmey S J Macfarren Van
II Vlannlnj J II Marble F K. Manlen l
Marlow n, B Manhall Th-mas W Marshal' E R.
Martin J M Jlarrolf V VI I" Vla-Amenr Lemts
Vlalammas P Majo )r O. V Mechlin 1. B
Mcaeiey l.llTard de J Mesne- W IS. Jletz. Robert
L Middleeoo C B Mirlc. H. t. Mitchell II T
Morninortar Charles A Mourtess, CTba-Ies E. Men
rw Fred VV Mcrphy
r. II vewru s. -v. u ortn.
Frederlc-l. D Owen
II It Padi-tt. W E. Parker. Frederick P Peel
John J Phelan In E. I hUHns C II Ilercc A
sar R Ilrer II II nanimtoa. Georro S rope.
Minott K Porter (, R. I"utnam It II Phillips.
H Ratnal P I L. Re-l F A Richards!.
It O Rhrr J V IU4isi W L. Roe
hchocnbem Vndrew J Pchwartr ti C
Sharan. W h Sleets, J B Shinn C II Sinclatr
L fc. blDCjur. (.'.ran S Smith. H Clinton pmlth
II vr. Snuthtste. u. F Srcever F Charles SUrr
stesens. II B fctaMrr Herman Mawrr
Frank Sutton Dean Pwilt
Taliaferro; exiles II Thrroa u B
Thompson, llesirr Thurtell. O II Titmunn II It.
Toller T Lincoln Towxsecd.
K D. Underwrod.
J II Van VVSpmen J T VcbriL
Georzs E. Walton T U Warner J WateJrj
James A VTat-wo. Frsnai R WeDeT r E VVey
moath. IX V . Wheeler. Earl Wheeler. A C. VV tllard.
Slark R Woodward
Yesrsepaper "Man Kills Self.
Staunton. Va , Nov U E B Thomas,
an advertising man on the Dail) News,
killed himself by shooting to-dav
CLOSE OF THE SPECIAL
VOTING CONTEST NEAR
Many of Leading Contestants Are Running a Neck and
Neck Race Secondary Contest Also
prcm the nreent outlook the nni'ij Vdvo.ates offer is another wonderful
From the n-en "" . ..,,, I ehance to get something for nothing
ot the special two weeks voting contest ( nnU!ums ,,,, make cvrry day.
In connection with The wasmngion count Thcy ,houl(i worK a, t)lcy nrrr
Heralds tSOOO competition will bo ex-lal(, before They bhould let no oppor-
tremcly closo and exciting Man) ot me
leading contestants are running about
neck and neck, the greatest rivalry ex
isting between them
Although the little secondary contest
is rapidly nearlng Its cloe. there is still
time enough or those at the foot of the
list of entrants to spurt forward to vic
tor) Every contestant has an equal
opportunity The securing of votes Is
not difficult, and an) one with a llberil
amount of diligence and determination
has a fair chance for victor)
Two special awards axe to be given to
the persons securing the greatest num
Kr of votes for the period from Novem
ber 11 to November 2S. The special con
test comes tq a termination at 3 o clock
next Saturday evening 10 tne geaiiB-
man casting the greatest number ot
votes will be awarded a certlflcate from
the establishment of Lo uavis, mer
chant tailor, 730 Thirteenth Street North
west, good for a $33 suit of clothes, to
ha marla to order To the lady casting
the largest number of votes will be
given a certlllcato from tho establish
ment of S Sllversteln. ladles' tailor. S7
Eighteenth Street Nortnwest. gooa tor a
$33 tailor-made suit
The names ot Davis and Sllversteln are
guarantees of th" qualitv of workman
ship which may be expected by the win
ners of the awards The tailors in both
business houses have had long experl
encs In cutting and fitting and possess
that rare faculty of pleasing one. Tha
Dean Wilbur, of George Washing
ton University, Submits His
Report on Missions.
Two-thirds of the population ot tlit
wprld Is un-Christlan. according to the
statement of Dean W A. Wilbur, of
George Washington University, who sub
mitted his report on missions at the even
ing session of the Columbia Association
of Baptist Churches last night at the
Metropolitan Baptist Church, where tho
Baptists of the District are In session In
annual convention. There were 700 present-Prof
Wilbur said that the population
of the world numbers about l.TOO.OuO.Ono.
and that there are but Js00O0t Chris
tians in tho number
There werei three sessions yesterday,
and the convention will continue to-day
and to-morrow. Officers were elected
yesterday for the year, the result being
as follows Rev. H w. o Mlllington
pastor of the Brookland Church, mod
erator: Rev. J. W Man), pastor ot thi
East Washington Heights Churrh clerk
Reuben Bagley, member of the Columbia
Church, assistant clerk, and Waring E
Evans, of the Calvar) Church, treasurer.
One of the new teaturts at the con
vention Is a social service exhibit pre
pared by the social service committee, of
which Rev. H V Howlett Is chairman.
The major portion ot the exhibit is a
display of books on social service sub
jects furnished by the Public- Llbrar).
The Associated Charities have lent a
number of charts and pamphlets treat
ing of the fight against tuberculosis and
the relief of the needy.
It was shown in a report made during
the morning session that during the last
vear the enrollment of the RaptlMs tn
the District has gone from 7K to S31"
a net gain of U6, the largest gain being
at the West Washington Baptist Church,
where the net gain was LS Thtse sta
tistic were a part of the report of Rev.
J W. Many, pastor of the East Wash
Short talks on missionary work wer
made by Rev. J N Scirrto head of th
Italian missionary work Rev Hubert
Bunyea, of the Randall Heights Mission
Church, and Rev Qulro Harlan, of tha
Congress Heights Church
Several committees were announced
during the afternoon meeting They were
as follows Committee to name the new
executive board. Rev P D Watbngton
Maryland Avenue Church W S. Kaiser
and G P Grad) . committee on audltinc
R. E. Fleharty and J D Simpson com
mittee on place and preachers Rev K
Johnson Grace Church Rev B I
Gaw, West Washington Chjrch, ard
Rev A J Ball
Howard W a) ne Smith spoke on No -
the-n missions and William II Smith
was to have spoken on th work In
the South but he failed to appear and
Prof De Ment. of the Lou vll e Sem
inar) te ok his place
PreHmiranes of a permanent o-gin -zatlon
were effe-ted last night rv ths
shoe trade section of the Retai Mer
chants Asa-ociatlon Members of the as
sociation and others connected wit tht
-etail sh e trade were call 1 together
I) Joeph Mrasburger hairman o' the
sect on W F Eircrs, seeretar) of the
association, acted as seeretar)
The general purposes of tho organiza
tion of the shoe men were set forth bv
Mr Strasburger and were discussed lr
formallv It was the sense of the meet
Ins that It would be well to form a
permanent organization which shoul I
come together as often as once eac a
month to consider matters p, naming t"
the shoe trade It was determin d th:
another meeting should b tall d ly tt-t
chairman between tne Kth, an J 1 th rtf
December to complete the urgimzaton
Many matters affes tmj the shoe trade
were brought out in tl talk- of those
present These were earlier closing hours
for the trade generall). the elimination ot
giving presents and bonus, s to induce
trade, of the tesue of tickets with sales
which earrv credit of a certiin percent
age f purchases and of ciue-tlunable ad
vertising and the practice of allowing
drummers and wholesale houses to foist
upon the merchant fane) st)Ies f foot
gear which hive onl) limited a-ale and no
value other than novelt)
V publicit) committee of three was pro
vided for, the duties of which are t b"
the preparation of articles for the local
newspapers giving the principi! facts re
carding the cost of shoes the materia s
entering into them, and the reasons for
the greatlv advanced prices of tbe pan
few ears This committee was appointed
b) the chair as follows Joseph Berber
tch. I Nordlinger, and Max Rich
Those present were josepn strasnurger.
Joseph Berberlch Rnbert Berberich. S
G Spltzer. J W Konierscnmicu j-o'.
Louis. I Nordlinger. Mix Ri h II J.
Rich, IIarr Adler. IIenr lln Her
bert C Adler and E Somers
tunity to secure votes cscap them.
Ever) purchase should be made judi-
ciou-u s0 that It will bring the greate't
number of votes. The aid of friends
should be solicited friends are glHcl tit
be of assistance when the help reiielorel
benefits them also Decided bc-m nt Is
derived bv thoso pcrsonj who patronise
the manufacturers and retail m r liants
glVng anaj votes In The Herald s J-j. .
Lists of the various merchants and
manufacturers ma) be obtained from
Tho Advocate at the contest head iuar
ttrs. 714 Thirteenth Street Northwest.
The building Is open every secular day
from 8 o'clock In the morning until 3
o'clock at night. The Advocate is al
wa)S glad to receive contestants and
to discussthe contest with them He I
ever willing to give his advice In regard
to puzzling questions which might arise
in the minds of contestints
I am the Washington Agent for all
the leading magazines Send for cata
logue M) prices are the lowest. I can
duplicate any offer made by any pub
lisher or agene). Order Xmas gifts
FRASER, The Magazine Mas,
318 Ken.ls Bid-., llty asd O St
We itive UeraleJ STSOOO contest vatea.