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ITHE WASHINGTON HERALD. SATURDAY. JANUARY 18, 1913.
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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Atlantic City KrpmenUtlre. C. K. ABBOT,
B lisrtiett BuHdiE.
SATURDAY. JANUARY 18. 1911.
Home Rule at Last!
Mr. Asquith's bill, which passed the
British House, of Commons Thursday
by a majority of no votes, is quite a
different proposition from the one
forced twenty jears ago by Mr. Glad
stone upon the Liberal party, and for
which, the records show, he could ob
tain only a majority of 34 on its final
Premier Asquith, in appljmg the
Federal sjstcm in the present measure,
grants Ireland a national status, but
not that of a socreign, an independent
state It is similar to the legal su
pervision eercicd bv Congress oer
our own territories That is to .., the
British Imperial Parliament, in which
Ireland will continue to be represented
In delegates, has the right to reject
an law passed by the new Irish Diet
at Dublin, whose prerogatives are to
embrace solely Irish local affairs. A
novelty in Bnti'h lawgiving is that the
Irih upper houe it to be known as
the Senate Perhaps tins federative
idea was copied from the svstem in
ogue in this countrv
But just consider the change that has
conic over Great Britain in the last
twenty ears. and which is reflected so
prominently in the home rule situation.
In 1893 the bill, a week after its pass
age by the Commons, was rejected per
emptorily by the Lords by a vote of 410
to 41 That was the end of it, and
poor old Unn was condemned to con
tinue the long struggle for the right of
self-government, so persistenllv denied
her; for the Hou'C of Lords had the
power and exercised it to the full, to
Keep the home rule propaganda on the
list of rejected proposals
To-day all this is changed For the
parliamentary eto act of a year a
has taken from the Lords all acme leg
islative power Thev mav, three times
during two years, decline to pass anj
measure adopted and sent up b the
Commons, still that bill ultimately be
comes a law Hence this time Ire
land has her home rule guaranteed
The Lords may delay the legalization
and effectiveness of the new act for the
period specified in the parliamentary
veto act, but home rule must become
effective by 1915 provided the Liberal
administration in Great Britain remains
But isn't England confronted b a
peculiar constitutional predicament' It
has two legislative chambers; the up
per one a continuation of the heredi
tary principle, but without the least leg
islative power. This is an anomaly,
which cannot survive in a country as
democratic in its administrative insti
tutions as the England of to-dav
Sooner or later there must be created
a check upon the actions of the Com
mons, and when it arrives, it will be
in the form of a "Senate," though just
now we have no fault to find with the
present system, as it has helped Ire
land to reach its long-coveted goal
So home rule it will be. A large
part of the people of England have
become convinced that the grant to
Ireland of the right of self-rule is not
only a matter of justice, but of ex
pediency as well, as it will remove a
permanent cause for discontent It will
also strengthen the British Empire.
Mr. Wilson and the Inaugural Ball.
If the government of the United
States should not be interested in the
well-being and success of the Capital of
this nation, who should be? If Mrs
Woodrow Wilson's principle of demo
cratic simplicity is so pronounced that
she objects to the inaugural ball, and
her husband seconds such protest on
the ground of an unnecessary cost to
the government, the President-elect
should take the sentiment of Washing
tonians, who are primarily interested
pi the success of the ball, into due con
sideration While Mr Wilson is to be honored
for his desire to once more institute in
tills republic that Jeffersonian simplicity
of which so much has been said and
written, which is absolutely not ac
cording to facts, and of which New
York's new Governor is also so pro
nounced a votary, jet there seems to
Be no reason to begin with it at the
wrong end. First o'f all the cost to the
government in fnrnishing the Pension
Office for the ball and "disarranging"
the routine of that bureau, is rather a
small factor, and its material results
would not affect the yearly balance
sheet of its efficiency or expenses. And
then, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson seem to
have overlooked one very important
It is not the nation, not the admin
istration, not the departmental machine,
which honors the incoming Chief Ex
ecutive and his wife by showing them
this attention, butithe citizens of Wash
ington. The Presidential pair are the
guests of this city, the citizens are the
hosts, who have liberally subscribed to
a large guarantee fund in order to
make the occasion a festive one, a suc
cessful one, and one to be talked of and
remembered as an historical event of
magnitude throughout the country
It is all very well "for Mr. Wilson to
wish to go dowrfto history as the man
who inaugurated a renewal of Jeffer-
sonian simplicity (a much-abused ex
pression) ; but the citizens of Wash
ington have a right to be offended at
Mr. Wilson's disregard of their inten
tions when desiring to act as his hosts
in a manner which in their estimation
befits the occasion.
Distinguished as the incoming Presi
dent is, and sincerely desirous, as he
may be, for a return of a pure demo
cratic government, is it fitting that he
demand a ruthless abolishment of that
hospitality which has been so grate
fully received by a long line of illus
trious Presidents, including Democrats,
whose championship of "Jeffersonian
simplicity" no man dare question?
Panama Canal Act Debatable.
Xowhere has the Panama Canal act
exempting American coastwise shipping
from Panama tolls, been more stridently
criticised than in Canada. Our neighbors
to the north are rather given to see
ing negroes in our woodpile. Various
of their jingo newspapers vied with
the Tory' journals of London in criti
cism of what they chose to term a
breach of national honor.
It is, therefore, agreeable to find ema
nating from the Dominion a calm dis
cussion of the controversy. Mr. Wal
lace Nesbitt K C , one of the foremost
members of the Canadian bar, in an
address before the Canadian Club of
Hamilton, Ontario, on December 6,
I deprecate the attitude taken by o
manv publicists and journalists that the
present position of the United States
is absolutel) unwarranted, and, in fact,
sordidly dishonest No one can read
with care the debate in the Senate upon
the Panama Canal bill or the message of
President Taft recommending the bill,
without realizing that if the treaty and
the bill are considered alone and apart
from their previous history and the
surrounding circumstances the question
This kind of spirit will settle the
problem Space forbids a review of
Mr Xcsbitt's treatment of the subject
further than to sav that he advocates
arbitration, and agrees with Senator
Root that the Hav-Pauncefote treaty
forbids the discrimination in favor of
American shipping provided by the
canal act. The strength of Mr. Xes
bitt's argument for the British conten
tion is bv no means weakened by his
acknowledgment of the good faith of
the United States government
From the past relations of Canada
and the Lnited States. Mr Xesbitt
draws one comparison He said:
When the Welland Canal was built
by Canada, Great Britain promised that
she would use her efforts to secure
that canal open to American as well as
to Canadian commerce on terms of
emialitv. The Canadian government
passed an act providing for a rebate
to Canadian vessels of a part of the
tolls paid bv them for the use of the
canal, but President Cleveland object
ed so strongly to this, as 'a violation of
the promise of equality, that the act
was withdrawn by order in council
And that contention of the United
States was put forward in respect of
a mere promise bv England to use her
best efforts to secure certain terms,
whereas we are here dealing with the
definite words of a binding treaty.
True Causes of Unfitness.
Much of the underlying inefficiency
of socictv is the result of physical
causes. The hookworm is not a mere
figure of speech in the South In the
Xorth arc kindred diseases which re
duce the energy o'f the nation, and
which science is seeking to analyze in
order to devise effective means for
The prediction of Harvard's learned
ex-president Dr. Charles W. Eliot, that
the time will come when preventive
medicine will do away with poverty
and misery, remedy industrial dis
putes, and contribute 'to the cause of
international peace, is only a para-
phrase of the old maxim, "A sound
mind is a sound body " Without sound
minds the solution of pressing prob
lems presented by growing populations
and by the increasing perplexities of
civilization is impossible. And the
most effective way to promote healthy
minds is by the creation of conditions
of life which shall work for the con
servation of the most precious asset
of the human race its bodily sound
When the causes of misery and un
fitness have been determined and iso
lated, a long stride will have been
taken in the direction along which
civilization, despite many failures, is
In Colorado a. boy of fifteen was killed
by a deputy sheriff while assisting his
father to "hold up" and rob a merchant
In Boston a boy of seventeen killed him
self because of his losses In stock specu
lation, and fn the suburbs of the Hub a
lad of fifteen killed his sweetheart for
accepting too many kisses under the
mistletoe. The rising generation Is giv
ing account of Itself.
Mr. Loeb will resign as Collector of
the Port of New York, but the Sunday
school for travelers with undeveloped
consciences which he established will
continue to do Its missionary work. '
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
IX THE AIR.
"When father scans the Christmas! bills
Now falling due.
He hss some most unpleasant chills
And feels quite blue.
He sas to' mother: "Watch that cook.
The wasteful wench,
And cut down on the grocer's book; '
We must retrench." ? "
When Congress bumps against a bill
For millions down
To dredge a creek at Pumpklnvllle
Or help some town
To celebrate Its founding by
The Dutch or French,
"We can't afford It" U the cry.
"We must retrench."
And Bow to It.
Even the most aloof man may have to
meet an emergency.
All In SlBht.
He had been appointed a smoke Inspec
tor In Chicago. Day after day he was
seen Joaflng around the downtown sec
"Why don't you travel around town
and Inspect the 'smoker demanded his
chief one day.
"What's the use?" was the reply,
can see It all from here."
Jannarr IS In !tsior.
January 18. IMS Sir Walter Raleigh re
sumes smoking surreptitiously.
January 18. ISM Mrs. Henry VIII gets
a divorce and Is awarded the poodle, the
rubber plant and the automobile.
If Shelley were alive to-day and writ
lng poetry for pay, would he do as Walt
Mason does and serve it up disguised as
Yuletlde Is over, spring not yet come.
And mortal man
Gets time to pause and rest up some
A Mae Stnut.
He la a prominent baseball player and
he Is In vaudeville
He can't sing; he can't dance
He merely tells his audiences In even
town that they are bound to cop the pen
nant next season.
Of course, he Is making good
"What about her husband who disap
peared? It was rumored he had left
"All a mistake. You know their party
had a table New Year's Eve "
"Well, last night thev had the same
table ag-iln. and there was her husband
still reposing under the table "
THE OPEN FORUM
The Tlockkrlcller Foundation.
To the Editor I have read with great
Irterest the discussion In the dally pa
pers of the bill to Incorporate the Rocke
feller Foundation Through the work
which has been done In Virginia by the
Rockefeller sanitary commission. I have
had an excellent opportunity to Judge
tty) wonderful possibilities for good
which lie in the setting apart of this
vast sum of money for benevolent and
I have examined the bill, and while I
think that the measure is excellently
drawn m many respects and that the
purposes of the foundation are secured
for all time. I have a single objection to
If the money which Mr. Rockefeller
Is to give Is to be used In philanthropy,
why should that amount be limited to
J1C0.000.000? Any one who is acquainted
Ith the needs of this country in sani
tation and In social service in general
must realize that JIM.OOO.OOO Is but a drop
in the bucket, and that ten or one hun
dred times that amount could be used
to advantage Why should this arbitrary
limit be put upon so launaole a purpose
Frrm the Philadelphia rte.
The majesty of the subpoena has again
VOL VI. NO. 36.
CarMolto: Ifjoaicait l ThaBif
Stock, it un't neettnnlj as.
Eier woce riTS.-tl t VTiIkm
II .real d trurta i. other ' ill EUUcn
vealth eoterrnaes with a Whip"
in hoa Chicaao apeech, the BTgrK of
The Bis Stick hare been floodn
with rtsuoata. rapeclallr br Its Jef
fersonian. Jacksonlan. BTTanlte (not
to mtntion Champ Clarkian) read
m, to Chans ita title to that of
The Whip." J r McTith and
Jl C Dalr. of nuaburs. Ta (ad
mirers of The Bic Htick. and. ib
atription paid up) hafe eten threat d
m with a mcnl'titton pheet. to be
called "Tha Whip." if we do not
proTe ourselrca amenable to their
Importmuties. I'erioa. rarasrspo
We hae pondered oter the matter
and derided to remain obdurate
reriod. Ail the crowned heads nt
Euro! and thli rountrr are aub
tcruiera to The Bir Htick. and we
bars tcatlmocJals of Its eraeary from
tho"e worthies mentioned in Who a
Who." Burke s reerare. Almanac
de Gotha, the Bine Book. Brad
street's. Dun s, Mrs. Borer's Cook:
Book, and other nodal acendea. We
make bold to inert that it will be
"The Bis Stick" in the future as it
baa been in the pat and will coo
ticue to trntlr but nrmlr deal out
a hit for ererr head." Tbanklns
jou for tout kind attention, wo re
main, Ttoura aa Erer.
T B MOOSEVEtT,
JAMES B GREEN.
Those sufrracettra who wiih In
rule mankind and all the rest of
creatfon, should bear in mind that
they are nothing but "side issues.
It is reported that a snrceon has
recently made a ""Jaw bone" from a
rib. but the same operation was
Terr successfully performed sertral
thousand years seo. at a small plaoo
What the poo- men need most
now is a "jaw back bone "
Tanl Robarta. the irrepressible
Bean Brummel of newspaper row,
said the other nicht (with his Kelly
bat tipped rakishly on the northeast
a'de of his shapely head) that the
only thine be doesn't like about
grand opera, except the price, it
that when the prima donna throws
her arms in tho air and opens her
lunss be is afraid her safety pins
won't hold. Taul (this by the way)
and "Brltht Eyes" Mattin-dy Tiiited
Alexandria the other day, and on
their return they were so permeated
with the historic and other atmos
phere of that dear old burr thst
they decided to hare their photos
taken. Anybody here seen Humph?
RALPH A. GRAVES.
them to it
ststhor of " Good Old alsTaubV
Benjamin Franklin was an ordinary
man .with 'an extraordinary 'supply. of
common sense, who flourished in the
eighteenth century and Is still regarded
aa one of the finest of American 'prod
ucts. Franklin was born In Boston, but was
one of the few Boston wise men to suc
ceed In getting away from that city.
His family was not distinguished, and
when he left Boston, after having run
a newspaper with more brilliance than
success, no committee of city offlclalJ
appeared to bid him good-bye.
Franklin arrived in Philadelphia with
enough money left to buy two rolls of
bread, and paraded the town wearing
one loaf under his arm and eating the
other. This successfully quarantined
him from Philadelphia society, and he
wns enabled to put all his time Into the
printing business with such success that
he was sent to Xondon In 1"1S by the
Governor to get a printing outfit. He
worked for eighteen months In a London
printing house and was probably the
most eminent employe that Ixindon
Journalism ever had. though England
has not yet waked up to this fact
Franklin then returned to Philadelphia
and purchased tha Gaxette, which he
began to edit with such success that he
frequently had to spend all day making
change for eager subscribers. It might
be well to mention here that at th's
time he was only twenty-three years old.
having been born January 17, 1704. and
having been a full-fledged editor at the
age of fifteen. Genius often consists In
getting an early start and keeping
At the age of twenty-six Franklin's
"Poor Richard's Almanac" the sayings
of a wise old man, had the largest cir
culation of anything printed In the Colo
nies, and people sought his atlvlce on
even thing from love to chicken raising.
At the age of thlrtj-one he was a mem
ber of the Pennsylvania assembly. At
forty ho had diagnosed lightning and had
exhibited the first electricity ever In cap
tivity in a bottle, having taught It with
a kite string and a key. He had also
PERTINENT AND IMPERTINENT.
rmn the besttle. Tost IcteUimcrr
It Is small things that count The
cost of the postal department next year
Is estimated at JITS.'iOo.OOO. and the greater
part of the sum will bo raised by the
sales of 1-cent and I-cent stamps
From the New Tcek Tetecrsm
Senator Bsllej's final effort strength
ens the belief that swans do not sing
Plran the rhladrlrhia Iteetcd.
The Wells-Kargo Express Is planning
general competition with the parcel
port That Is what the parcel post was
Frees the Ttot Rtandard
Will Gov. Sulrer be a Hughrx or a
Dlx Utlca Herald-Dispatch Neither,
kind sirs He nlll be a Sulxer arche
tpe. prototvpe. protoplast William
fculzer n no reprint or second edition
iyrm the 81 Innt l'o Ihpatrt
If ou should discover a hipp medium
between Col Roosevelt and Senator
Ballev that s the place to put the initia
tive and referendum
Krcro tha Richmond Ttn-e-Irteh
It hat taken all the joars since John
Wanamakcr proposed the parcel post
evstem for an Irresistible public pressure
to make an opening
Ktom the New York World
New York s age Is not known precisely
Too bad the date of the check with
hlch the Dutchman paid the Indian Kt
for the site Is lost
Krom the rlirtord Cnuraof
Whatever one ma think of Joseph
Weldon Bailey personally, or of his rec
ord as a public man It s past difp.ite
that he's learned In the law and a master
f debate He alo la dead right about
this amazing latter-da toll) that would
away with the safeguard? of the Con
stitution and bring In "pure democracy,"
THE BIG STICK
WASHINGTON. JANUARY 18.
ON NATION'S BUSINESS.
To-day's Bif Suck's Central Figure Too Busy to Talk.
When say of The Bis" Slick's contemporaries, esteemed or eschewed,
makes an honest effort to measure up to our standard of the strenuous
The Bis Stick is cencrous enourh to take noUce That is why BUT
Stick readers todsy ur shown a thrilling sketch cf G Grosrenor
Pawe. Chief of the hditoriil Dirlsion of the Chamber of Commerce
of the Lnited States of America tn the rery set cf vrhackfng out a
copy of the auon's Buitaess, the offltfal organ of the Chamber of Com
ic scribe flatter (s) ourselves that we can get out se much copy
vrith a ieir of ahears and a paste ivt aa the next fclliw. Bnt Grore
Dawe la coming and la hound to make his mark m the journalistic
field. Of course, just whacking out a copy of the Nation a Business
Is not enough work for a man like Grore Dswe. so ia his spare time
he tslks nation's business at the Y M. O. A. and other zealooa places,
works through 2.000 or a on) putt and has a truly Big Stlddan smile
for eserfbtjily and the world and himself, with whom be keeps on good
Grots had laid out to gise us an an lnterriew on the Nation's
Business but Just when we hsd glren him orer and were locking up
the forms he dropped In and said that what with getting out the Na
tion's B and getUnc in tho delegates he hadn t time
"What delegates ' aakrd tha Big Stick man.
"Delfgarea to the consention of the "
'CT rs got to go to press. Sand lis that came by mall," The
Big Stick man stld.
The Psrlsan arbiters of fsshlon
who threaten us with two-color hsts
ETery one reapecta Col. Gocthala.
but he might become still mora
popular if he would deign to Issue
a bulletin giring the correct offidsl
pronunciatloa of his name. VA a bare
inquiries from J. Ed. Grillo. Fred.
J. Iliakia, Theodora n. Tiller, and
otherequally renowned lexicograph
ers, but wa could not help them
cut of the dilemma, as it srrre. Not
eren Manrice Splsin could, and
thtt'g going some.
JOHN T. SOTER.
need not think that they
minstrel parades beat
years ago But why be so
a red caroauon bouton-
set off your manly beauty
so conrlncinglyT I say "wnr
adrlsedly. and would lite to see thls
stlrrmg question argued to a eoctdu
slon In true Mppodromatle fashlod.
IRA J. LA MOTTC
charted the course of North American
storms, and explained the Gulf stream.
, Franklin helped the Colonies to declare
their Independence and secured the
treaty of alliance with France. At
seventy-nine he was elected Oovernor of
Pennslyvanta. At eighty-two he helped
jffl&0m I" I
write the Constitution of the United
States. He also devised the American
postal system. He died at the age of
eighty-four, and Philadelphia Is prouder
of his tombstone than she Is f the
Through all his long and busy life
Franklin never had time to dress up
and adopt the social usages of his day.
But this did not prevent him from dar
xllng the exquisite court of France at
at Its most brilliant and useful period.
He was one of the few men who gave
to the earth more wisdom than he ab
sorbed from It. but he never was a
bonanza for the tailors Had he spent
his ou(h keeping four tailors and three
haberdashers In affluence. Franklin relics
probably would not command the high
price which they now do.
ICoprrttht, 191, br Georse llithcw Adams.)
enforcing Its will of the moment Imme
diately and Imperious!) one of the oldest
and most hopeless experiments of mis
government known to the hlston of
IVro tha nnatrm Herald
That United States Judge In New York
who, weaning of Imposing fines on ship
pers and receivers of bad meat gave sev
eral of the offenders Jail sentences. Is the
most effective lecturer In the pure food
l"rara the Toledo Wade
Washington wants to put J100.W) worth
of Democratic slmpllclt) on display dur
ing Mr Wilson's Inauguration
Krcn tha Atlanta Journal
The Progresve part) Is now engaged
in editorial work
IVri tle New Tork Tnbirr
Mr William Rockefeller Is susrected
of having been tr)lng to disprove the
eternal vcrltv of Sir Bo)Ie Roche's most
famous apophthegm A man can't be
In two places at the same time, unless
he Is a bird '
rrrro the Top-ka Tarsal
Thl. at leat. ma) be said for John
D Rockefeller His son is a perfect
1 rrn the Chicafin Lxaminer
It may be true, as Dr Man Walker
savs. that onions will kill smallpox, but
how are we going to kill the onions?
I-mm the Kauai Citr Tltne
The right pronunciation is "franchese
-with holes In It
Irnm the rhiladelphi Uew!
Coroners have got It now and the cold
storage men may get It next
Fmm the lodlanarrli New
It l Iriont that the Wflahlnrtnn hotels
Intend to violate no precedent during the
Inauguration season They will take all
)our monev as ncretoiore
j Err Heal.
Take Your Pick!
Gee Whiz. Goh. Br Heck. Golly.
PlSe TiuJi Pi Ureat bcott. My
G nanus My Land. Godfreys Cor
dial am Hill I Swan 1 V urn. Ill
Be Jiggered. Ill Be Homswogcled.
Blast It. Goldsm It Thne are
only a few suggestions for relief, and
nerer take anything strmjer thsn
ginger iip. MID H E. KIFV
Extra! Extra! Extra!
Amonc the many t tractions to
b off.r-M it tb Capital dub ttv
nizht will ! thf? world irtKrn?yl
Henry M lamp, tt 'Sweet Sin err
of the Oaark Mc retain ami Silrer
tBiUfti Oratw of the rrolrt-irlat.
ho will delfr-rr his famoiis traH
ocue (Titn-d tooled and bound tn
limp leather), entitled H Seen
Hi Tnty and He lKce It Other
Mar to twinkle will Inrludo Con
TTMinan 8uon Arthur Iieroe,
ilax Ptamrn. blim Krilam. A. I.
DennL-mn, and M (tn-rtxiccrr. and
a chorus of 100 beaitiful II road way
blonds, rrof. Rnckert will b in
rharrjo of the- away, rhythm temper
anient, moM and presentation nf
the harriii-mies and metodie-a, Ralnen
aandwHchn will ba tertM hetwren
th-c acts and Fairbanks rocktaila.
"Unkindest Cut of All."
fajs the jealous Clrreland Lead
er: 'It la erldent that the W ash
ington hotelkeepers do not intend
to riolsta any of their traditions
during insuguratlon weeJc They
will leare each guest enough to get
home with, prorlding be haa It
well hidden," ClereUnd neter had
a decent hotel until recenlly and,
sny way, oh. what a the nssf
Never Too late!
Imitation la tndceolr tho Mncerest
form of fistlrry And now comes
my dear friend Marie Denlxsrd. of
I'sris. and announces herself sa a
candidato for President of France.
Just to make a lest case " I won
der if dear Marie has forgotten that
I threw my hat in the ring thirty
BELVA A LOCKWOOD
Some knock kneed, squint-eyed In
dltldual took adrantage of tho ab
sence of our beloved Big Stick editor-in-chief
last Saturday and In s
perainageous and- aubtrrfugeons man
ner cennected hla name with such
unworthy sppeliations as "growl
ers," "grouches," and so forth
We tay fie on thee, base trsducer.
know henceforth that we lose our
editor-ln-cMcf. TtA HAItRlt).
It won't do to be polite all the
time. A woman drew a dog bitmit
at a bridge party, and rather than
offend her hostess, she ste the cake
and broke two of her teeth. She is
now mttag for brurn teeth and
lacerated feelings. Of course It wsjs
a sad day fur her.
The Story of
The First President
I ha$9- -"' f.eB I
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Life of Washington
An Earlier Love Affair Brilliant Display of Gold Lace and Scarlet Coats at
Washington's Wedding Thanked Publicly in tie Home of Barg'euei,
Washington Is Unable to Speak a Word in Reply By His Marriage One
of the Richest Planters in Virginia His Saccess as a Man of Basinet.
ICbiTrilht IB, br Itairer Ic Brothera. All rlihti
(Coprrfcht WJ, by Mc-dore Newirar Srodlate)
This was not Washington's first adven
ture In love, but It was his last and gave
him a quiet Joy which stood him In stead
a whole lifetime.
No -young Virginian could live twenty
six jears amidst fair women In that hale
and sociable colony without being touched
again and again by the quick passion:
and this man had the blood of a lover
beyond his fellows.
Despite the shvness of a raw lad who
lived much In the open, he had relished
the company of lively women from the
first meeting their gay sallies some
times with a look from his frank blue
eyes that revealed more than he knew.
Love had first found him out In earnest
six years ago, when he was but Just
turned of twenty; and It had taken all the
long while since to forget his repulse at
the hands of -a fair voung beauty In that
day of passion.
An Carller Lore Affair.
Mary Phllllpso had but taken his fancy
for a moment because he could not pass
such a woman by and deem himself still
a true Virginian. It was more serious
that he had been much In the company,
these last jears, of a fair neighbor of
the vivacious house of Cary, whoe wit
and beauty had haunted him in the very
thick of campaigns upon the frontier,
and who still mastered his heart now
and again, with a sort of Imperious
charm. In the midst cf this very happy
season when he knew Martha Custls his
veritable heart's mistress for the future.
It may well have made him glad of mis
adventures In the past to know his heart
The campaign dragged painfully, far
Into the drear autursn. Decrmber had
come before the captured post on the
Ohio could be left to the keeping of
Colonel Mercer and a little garrison of
provincials But when at last he was
free again there was no rearon wh
Washington should wait longer to be
happy, and he was married f Martha
Custls on the 6th of Janu.ir), 1D
The sun shone very bright that day.
and there was the fine glitter of gold,
the brave show of replendent uniforms.
In the little church where the marriage
was solemnized Officers of his majet) s
service crowded there In their gold lace
and scarlet coat", to see their comrade
wedded, the new Governor. Kr.incl
Kauquler. hlm'elf came, clsd as befitted
his rank, and the bridegroom took the
sun not less gallantly than the rest. a
he rode. In blue and silver and scarlet
beside the each and six th-u lKre hi;
bride homeward amidst the thronging
friend" rf the iountr)-side The )oung
soldiers love of a gallant a-ra and a
becoming ceremony was satisfied to the
full, and he must have reJo,ceil to be 30
brave a horseman on such a da).
Kor three months f deep content he
lived with hit bride at her own rel-
dence. the White House b) York River
ide. where their troth had ben plightrd.
forgetting the fatigues of the frontier.
and learning grateful!) the new life of
quiet love and homely dut)
These peaceful, healing month" gone
by he turned once more to public busi
ne" Six month" before hi" marriage he
had been chosen a member of the Hou"e
of Burgetset for Frederick Count) the
county which had been his scene of ad
venture In the oM davs of turves lng In
the wilderness and In which ever since
Braddock's fatal rout he had maintained I
his headquarters striving to keep the I
border against the savage
Lends the foil.
Small wonder th-it he led the poil
taken there In Winchester where throuch
sra manv seasons men had seen him bear
himself like a capable man and a gal-
lant. Indomitable soldier 'Twas no un-
welcome duty either, to take his joung
wife to Williamsburg in the season.'
when all Virginia was In town In the
persons or tne nurgees and tne roun-
try gentry c me to enjoy the festivities' has Just returned from the Can-idlan
and join in the business then sure to wild, where he -ijs be learned that a
be afoot moose although a formidable animal.
The voung soldier was unued to as- may le ridden with little dinger to a
semblles. however, nnd suffered a keen person who knows how to swim
embarassment to find himself for a! 'And when I got Iwiik to the States
space too conspicuous amidst the novel I he said I found that Tedd Itoosevelt
parliamentarj scene He had hardlv had st-irted the Hull Moose partv With
taken bis ent when the gracious and . a guide I was crossing sturgeon T-ike
statelj Robinson. Speaker nf the House j big hill mooe was swimming ahead
and Treasurer of the colony these of us, and the guide paddled the raise
twentv je-trs. rose, at the bidding of the' alongside the animal He handed me
Burgesses, to thank him for the 'el-vices'' the psddle and I was surprled tn so
of which all were speaking him step out of the canoe on to the
Speechless with Esintlnn. . moose's back peftlv grabbing the
I antlers, he straddled the animals back.
This sudden praise, spoken with gener- and before I knew It was fast pulling
ous warmth there tn a public place, wnsjanay from the canoe The" moose at first
more then Washington knew how tolmerelj swam faster, then It tried to
meet He got to his feet when Sir shake nff It rider b diving, but was un
Speaker was done, but he could not utter successful Flnallj the guide swam back
a si liable. He stood there. Instead, hot I to the canoe."
with blushes, stammering, nil a-tremble j
from head to foot "Sit down. Mr Wash- I
tngton." cried the Speaker. ") our mod-,
esty Is equal to jour valor, and that
surpasses the power cf any language that
Again and again, as the jears passed.
Washington returned at each session to
Williamsburg to take hln place in tho
Assembly; and with custom came famili
arity and the ease and firmness he nt
first had lacked upon the floor Ills life
broadened about lilm. all the uses ft
peace contributed tn give him faclluv
and knowledge and a wide comradeship
Babe" (Quartet) -
F Street Headquarters for
Colombia Graphopbones and Grafonolsus
In affairs. Along with quiet days as a.
citizen, a neighbor, and a country gen
tleman, came maturity and the wise les
sons of a varied experience.
VIarrlt-,1 n Fortune.
No man In Virginia lived more or with
a greater zest henceforth than Colonel
Washington. His marriage brought him
great- Increase of w ealth. as well as In
crease of responsibility. Mr. Custls had
left many thousand acres of land, and
forty-live thousand pounds sterling In
money, a substantial fortune to ths
young wife and the two little children
who survived him. and Washington had
become, by special decree of the Gover
nor and Council In General Court, trus
tee and manager of ths whole. It needed
capacity and knowledge and patience of
no mean order to get good farming out of
slaves, and profitable prices out of Lon
don merchants, to find prompt and
trustworthy ship-masters by whom to
send out cargoes, ard Induce correspond
ents over sea t- ship the perishable
goods sent In return by the right vessel',
bound to the nearest river, and the big
ger jour estate the more difficult its
proper conduct and economy, the more
dlsnstr- us In scale the effects of m's
management. Tobacco n Potent Factor.
No doubt the addition of Mrs Custls's
handcome propert to his own broad and
fertile ai res at Mount Vernon made.
Colonel V. asMncton one of the wealth
iest men in Virginia. Hut Virginian
wealth wa-f not to be counted till crops
were harves'ed and got to market Tha
current rrlie of tobacco might leave jou
with or without a balance to 5 our credit
In London, jour only clearing-house, as
It chanced Your principal purchase,
too, must be made over sea and through
factors Roth what ou sold and what
jou bought must take the hazard of ths
s-a vovase the whims of sea captain,
the chances of a foreign market
To be a fa-mer and merchant at one.
manage vour own negroes and your own
overseer", and conduit an lnterratlonal
correspondence, to keep the run of prlr s
current, duties, port dues and r mmi
slons. and know the fluctnatlng rates of
exchange to understand and meet n'l
change, whether In merchants or in
markets, three thousand miles awav re
quired an amrunt of Information an
alertness, a steadv attention to detail a
sagacity In farming and a shrewdne s
in trade such as made a gTeat r-oprrty
a burden to Idle or inefficient men
nccessful flualrtesa Mali.
nut Washington took rain to sin -ceed
He had a great zest for hulne
The practical genius whkh had "honn
In him almost pretnaturelj as a b now
grew heartilj In him as a man of for
tune Messrs Itoliert Cary & Com
pany. I Is factors In London must soon
have leirned to recognize his I- ters n
tlie mere handling. "1 their bulk i
detail escaped him when once he had
gotten Into the swing of the work Thev
must be as punctilious as he was. t-ev
found. In seeing t everv part of the
trade anil accounting with which he in
trusted them, or ele look to ls h
He wan not manv vear In Iarri ng
how to make the bet tobacco In ir
glnia and to get It recognized as uch fn
England Rarrels o' 11 ur ma-I
George Wahlngton. Mount Vernon '
were ere long suffered to pass the In
spector, at the port -f the British Wet
Indies without "scrut nv It was worth
while to erve effluent a man to lis
satisfaction worth while or not. h
would not be "erved etherwie
Monday Life of n 1 irclnln
Hide n Hull Mil
xlhr"" Icsrspondeiws- New lock World.
Warwick Stevens Carpenter.
dropped into town recently to vtit IViv
H Watklns. general passenger agent of
the Hudson Navigation Comp-inj. ald
that he had dicovcred that riding wild
hull tnooe is -i sport popular among
ranidi-tn Indian and lumberjacks
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