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THE WASHINGTON -HERALD. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4. 1913.
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
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hew Tork BerroenUrJtei J & WILBERDIMJ.
EFECIAL AGENCT. Bronawidc BirfMJns.
Qunn BtprescntaUre. A. B. h.EATOB. VS
AUantj: Qtj lfepresrntaUre. C. K. ABBOT.
C3 UartleU IioUdlnc.
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 4. 1913.
The Nation's Capital.
One swallow, says tlie 0I9J proverb,
does tint make a summer Because one
member of Congress proposes to intro
duce a bill proposing to establish self
government in the District and abolish
the half-and half plan, it does not mean
that we are going to experience a rev
olution in our local affairs
Other members have made similar
propositions in the past and still the
District government remains as it was
planned thirt jears as?o It has some
defects and drawbacks of course, but
upon the whole it has been a good.
clean, and efficient government and un-l
.! ... .L- TV... . I 1 k !"
tier it uic iiiiiici lias jiiuspcuu -f
comparison between old conditions and
the present sjstcm is all to the ad
vantage of the latter
It 1 unfortunate that the District
should be subjected to attack and mis
representation, but the, agitator is
abroad in the hud Congress will not,
however turn u upside down, but
will gne the whole subject serious
consideration When the record comes
to be examined it will be shown that
the cganic act was wise legislation,
and that nothing is to be gamed by
returning to the unsatisfactorv condi
tions of the pat
The fact is that no legislation can
div-onc the Federal Capital from the
nation There must be joint ownership
and administration between the Dis
trict people and the Federal govern
ment The police force must protect
the President, Ambassadors, and Min
isters, Senators, and Representatives,
public officials; the fire department must
hold itself in readiness to save Fed
eral propertv from destruction; and
the schools, the health department, and
all the otter branches of the local
government must be administered in
the sime twofold fashion This fact
makes the sharing of the burden by
the United States an equitable matter.
It does not seem possible to believe
that even the extremists in Congress
will propose that the District people
should afford every advantage to the
Federal government and its representa
tives and then pav the entire cost
To imagine that such a proposition
could obtain is to reflect upon the
sense of fairness in the American Con
gress For scventv jears under local gov
ernment, Washington was an unkempt
and straggling village. Through the
combined contributions of the nation
and the resident taxpavcrs, a burden
ermallv borne, it has developed into a
city of which the nation is dcservedlv
proud. The country does not want a
check to be given to the progress and
beautification of Washington. On the
contrarv, there is everywhere a patriotic
desire to see it develop into the finest
apitil in the world
nd this sentiment, reflected in
Congress, will protect the National
Capital against the successful accom
plishment of an effort to withdraw
A Paper Victory.
Two delusions persist in the minds
of many Canadians One is that Amer
ican tariffs are made in a spirit hostile
to the Dominion The other is that
the Lnited States is bankrupt of nat
ural resources and that Canada holds
the whip hand. Both are wrong.
Two or three vears ago the provin
cial government ot Quebec yielded to
the pressure of paper manufacturers
and forbade the exportation of pulp
wood cut from Crown lands, as the
public domain in Canada is known. It
was urged that the pulp wood supply
of the United States had been nearly
exhausted American paper manufac
turers purchased pulp wood in Canada
and took it to the United States for
manufacture into paper The Quebec
idea, already in effect in Ontario, was
that with the exportation of this raw
material, forbidden the American mills,
bereft of cheap raw material, would be
obliged to move to Canada where the
pulp wood would be manufactured by
Canadian labor to the enhancement of
the Dominion's prosperity.
It so happened that, in anticipation
of this move, the American Congress
had provided, in the Payne-Aldrich
tariff, a differential in favor of paper
manufactured from pulp Wood on which
no export tax was levied or embargo
placed. Those Canadian paper makers
who manufactured from pulp wood cut
from private lands were thus enabled
to get into the American market much
cheaper than those who got their wood
from Crow nor public lands. The reci
procity act made paper free unless man
ufactured irom Crown land wood.
The expected rush of American
paper mills across the border did not
materialize. Finally the Quebec gov
ernment made a special regulation pro
viding that four great Canadian paper
companies might ship unmanufactured
pulp wood to the United States. They
did not plan to do so, but the theory
was that since they had official per
mission so to do the United States'
customs authorities Would be obliged
to admit their paper free of duty.
But the American authorities failed
to do this They took the position so
long as any restriction whatever was
imposed on the export of pulp wood
from Crown lands it should pay the
rate of duty prescribed, in the tariff
raws. Now the dispatches from Quebec
state that the Quebec government wifl
permit any company to export pulp
wood Whether this means also that
American mills may obtain pulp wood
from any lessee of Crown lands in
Quebec remains to be seen. Thus far
the Washington government's attitude
seems to have been based on the prin
ciple that unless the United States has
free access to the Canadian supply of
raw material Canadian paper made
lrom that material shall not gain free
access to the American market The
result of the long struggle is an in
teresting example of the effectiveness
of the protective tariff as a trade
Deneen and Blease.
No doubt the retiring Governor of
the PTMf 5?tatf nf Tllmrtie tile he,.n n
- ,, ,,.
in saving that Mr. Deneen leaves an
enviable record behind him of reforms
attempted and inaugurated, and we be
lieve that his efforts were concentrated
upon the betterment of social and
But any fair-minded reader will agree
with us that Mr. Denecn's last official
act -will go a great ways toward reduc
ing, or perhaps eliminating, the good
opinion of manv citizens of Illinois.
Powerful influence must have been
brought to bear upon the Board of
Pardons to induce its members to m
dorse the petitions to free twenty-three
convicted murderers in one bunch, be
sides curtailing the term of still an
other, and for a retiring. Governor to
approve all this
There must be something at work
behind all this, which is a puzzle to the
uninitiated. Is it to remain a riddle?
There is something sinister in the con
templation of the fact that twenty-three
convicted slavers are to be let loose upon
society fourteen of them are from Chi
cago which no sophistry can remove,
no matter how well behaved these
men mav have been while in State's
prison, no matter how much they
seemed to have reformed It is ad
viscdlv that the word "seemed" is used,
for men in durance are apt to profess
a good many things in order to achieve
their much coveted goal liberty'
When we recall the cry of indigna
tion that went up everywhere when
Gov Blease of South Carolina insti
tuted his wholesale jail deliveries, we
are quite anxious to know what the
country at large will have to say about
Gov Deneen's unexpected, unaccount
able, and perhaps unwaranted, whole
Poincare and Briand.
France's new Premier, Anstide
Briand, is a powerful man who has
been at the helm before, and beside
whom all but a ver popular President
must be a mere figurehead In France,
as we have elucidated before, the Presi
dent proposes and the Premier dis.
poses This has been so since the early
davs of the present republic, when
Thiers had it in his power to make a
President of a stronger pattern, but
failed to do so
Falheres, the retiring Executive, has
made no impression upon contempo
ranequs history, except through his
Premiers; but Poincare, the President
elect, is a man of different mettle, ac
customed to activity and authority, and
better liked all around than probably
any head of the republic since Mac
Mahon's time. However, it has been
the rule that vigorous French Presi
dents get out of office in short order.
It would be a good thing for France
if more Bnands could be in power to
promote progressive measures while
keeping the wild-ejed radicals in con
trol Why Not the Men Higher Up?
Punishment for the Sugar Trust's
frauds on the public revenue extending
into millions of dollars now finally sim
mers down to a .short term in prison
and a small fine for Charles R. Heikc,
secretary and treasurer of the thieving
companj His ridiculous plea of im
munity has only sen ed to postpone and
not avert the penaltv.
But what a commentary on law and
justice, as affecting great corporations,
is this case; Heike, a salaried emploje,
goes to jail The men of great wealth
and power, who were responsible fori
the frauds and who profited from them,
never have been disturbed in the liberty
of the law thej transgressed and in
the enjoyment of so much of the profits
of crime as they were not asked to
Why grand "stands?" 'When in real-
It) they are plain board scats."
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
The ball park Is a Bloomy POt
Around this time of year.
The scene, as sou survey the lot,
Is desolate and drear.
The seats are sodden, skies are dark.
The city's dally strife
Seems far away; about the park
There Is no sign of life.
Yet sap Is stirring in those seats!
The sun will changes brine.
They, like the tulips and the. beets,
Will blossom In the spring.
Too Dolt for Them.
New Yorkers seldom eat at home on
account of the lack of cabaret futures.
V Lame Excnar.
"You told me you were on the water
"I know I did."
"But I stepped oft to give an elderly
gentleman ray scat."
February In History
February 4. Id Lucretla Borgia or
ganlzcs a sewing socletj.
February 4, 1KG Henry "V III Invents
Part of III Job.
government so severely?"
"Seems the parcel postman poltlvely
declines to match samples for her."
The greenhouse man stirs all about,
ins bulbs hs tends and coddles
And soon hell have his tulips out
The 1312 models
o Cnr for Alarm.
"If r refuse jou, will you do anything
Nothing rasher than propose to that
Wallaby girl It was a toss up between
jou In tho first place. In fact.
And then the thermometer dropped M
.renins It Out.
Tho horse Is superior tr) tho automO'
bile at every point "
"Nonsense." You can't name a point."
"Well, for ono thin, you can eat
horseraeat. Thousand do
' I"v e tried It I'd Just as soon have a
piece of rubber tire with gasoline sauoe."
'If you'll loan me 110. I'll pay jou Jo
on mat amount i ajrraa one juu
THE OPEN FORUM
Jnatlre for Women.
To the Editor The sarcastic reference
to "The New Mjrchlng Woman ' in
our paper of Mondaj coming as It
does from a teacher of reputation. de
serves a littlo attention from those who
stand for Justice to all concerned Of
course, tho Ideal woman of the past
who brrught forth excellent children
need no monument to perpetuate her
memorj Children of the character men
tioned are tho most magnificent monu
ment that can be produced The veiled
attack on "oman's suffrage, however.
brines to mind the objection that has
always been offered to a derarturei
from tho ordlnarj methods In vogue.
Everv progressive movement has had Its
enemies Slavco as an Institution vas
tolerated for centuries without much
protest and woman has been down trod
den for centuries for the simple reason
that they were too weak to demand
their rights To-daj however, a dif
ferent spectacle presents Itself Women
have freed themselves from the shackles
of conservatism, which made them poor
dependent, and pitiable creatures for
generations and havo entered various
lines of business with astonishing suc-
ces Mans of them have ac
cumulated wealth in various professions
and are forced to pa taxes on their
possessions without representation This
principle long ago was decided as un
just with reference to the male sex
Women are fighting for their Tights and
hlstorv proves beond nil reasonable
doubt th it Justice Is attained by this
method of procedure nlone That Is
whv we erect monuments to our mili
tary heroes Thcv risked their lives
for the privileges thit we now all en
Joy. Women do not need to take up arms
to gain their rights as citizens of this
republic but thev do need to assume a
determined attitude and bring the mat
ter squarely and fairly before the men
nlio hold the upper hand In such mat
ters, and no method Is better suited to
aroue public sentiment than "to march '
In Imitation of the soldiers of all tlme.
who have won In the battles for justice
L. E. STCCEAY.
ra n strr.
"Marie Tirnln' First Typewriter.
Harrcr'a 3laazw for July
It was in 1S71, during i fimous trip to
Boston with Dr Twitchell. that Mark
Twain saw for tho first timo what was
then a brand-new Invention a tjpe
wrlier. or It ma) have been during a
subsequent visit, a week or two later.
At all events, he had tho machine and
wis practicing' on It December 3, 1S74,
for he wrote two letters on it that day,
one to Howells. and the other to Orion
Clemens In the latter he sajs
"I am trying to get the hang of this
new-fangled writing-machine, but am not
making a shining success of it. How
ever, this is the first attempt I ever
made, and yet I perceive that I shall
soon acquire a line facility In Its use.
I saw the thing In Boston the other day.
and was greatly taken with It.
He goes on to explain the new wonder.
and on the whole his first attempt is a
very creditable performance. With his
usual enthusiasm over an Innovation, he
believes It Is going to be a great help to
him, and prodsslms Its advantages
This Is the letter to liowells
"ou needn t answer this, I m only
practicing to ect there: another sllp-up
there, only practising to get the hang of
the thing I notice I miss fire and set
In a good manv unnecestry letters and
punctuation marks I am slmplv using
you for a target to bang at. Blame my
cats' but this thing requires genius in
order to work It Just right."
In an article written long after, he tells
how he was with Nasby when he first
san the machine In Boston through a
window, and how tlic went In to eee It
perform In the same article he states
that he was the first person In the world
to apply the tvpe machine to literature.
and that the story of Tom Sawver was
probably the first type-copied manu
script. The new enthusiasm ran Its course and
died The tjpewrjter was not perfect In
those days, as It ts now, and the keys
did not alwajs respond readily He de
clared It was ruining his morals that it
made him "want to swear" He offered
It to Howells because, he said, Howells
had no morals, anyway. Howells hesi
tated, so Clemens traded the machine to
Bliss for a side-saddle. But perhaps
Bliss also became afraid of the influence,
for In due time he brought It back.
Howells, again tempted, hesitated, and
this time was lost. What eventually be
came of the machine is not history.
Anchor plates connected by strong
chains have been patented to make tem
porary repairs to automobile tires by
lioldlne tile punctured or torn sections
Instead of tire tape. ' "
Aathor ot "At Good. Old Siwaah."
Advertising is the voice of business.
Some business can set along without
advertising; Just as some men can make
a living; although dumb. But both are
Advertising began when the eager mer
chant went out on the street and Jogged
the pedestrian by the elbow to get his
attention. This was wearisome work,
and sometimes tho pedestrian hit back.
Nowadays the merchant can Jog a mil
lion men by tho elbow through tho pub
lic print while he himself is beating a
wdrried golf ball oit of a sandpit.
Advertising; la a peddler who brln(s the
wares of tho world into the house each
day and tells you how cheap and irood
they are. But It Is more desirable than!
peuaiers. Dccause when you are tired of n.
peddler you can't fold him up and put
mm on ine pantry shelves.
Advertising, formerly consisted of the
truth ,Then Imagination and eloquence
came to the aid of the truth, and for a
while It looked as if they would crowd It
vlth the aid of Imagination, a man
can sell cactus deserts and colored water,
automobiles and college educations,
hymn books and patent crackers, tame
lions and trained fleas, skyscrapers and
seed potatoes, fountain pens and patents
of nobility, chewing gum, corsets, and
By advertising a man can dispose of a
mountain of sawdust at Si ner ounce.
LTroy weight Without advertising he can
oner irasKincrnse and mvrrh to all
comers free of charge until the stuff
spoils on his hands.
Nowadays the live business man brrtna
by hiring an advertising writer wtth the
tongue of angels and a seductive way
In paragraphs. Then he buys U.000.000
worth of advertising space, and. lastly,
he decides what to sell.
Advertising makes millionaires and
Presidents, makes great actors out of fur
coats with Indifferent filling, supplies
STATESMEN REAL AND NEAR
Representative Dies of Texas was sit
ting on a plush loungo in the House
smoking room debating with Billy Kent.
of California, the woman's suffrage ques
tion Kent Is an enthusiastic suffraget
of the first magnitude and In proof of the
wisdom of his equal suffrage views,
points to the fact that he himself was
re-elocted to Congress bj the votes of
the .ever discriminating women folk of
his district. Even tft that. Dies insisted
strongly that, taking tho question bv
and large, he is strongly of the opinion
that It Is just as well to let men do all
the voting From suffrage they branched
out and discussed even bigger questions
and Kent gave a number of his views
about the well known Constitution of
the l.nlted States, holding that while the
document was perhaps first rate at the
time It was drawn. It is now as much
behind the times as a 1311 model touring
car. and needs a score or more of mod
'VAell Kent. I'll concede this much.
said Dies. "I have no doubt that if I
held jour views about things generally.
I would be In favor of even infant suf
Kent received a call recently from an
elderly man, a onc-tlme friend of his
They waited up Pennsylvania Avenue
together. Just at dusk. After a long
pause In the conversation, the old man
Blllv. there's one thing Ive got half
a notion to ask ou about even though
'tiln t none o' my business '"
What Is If' asked Kent, qulcKlj.
'Oh. some timo Til ask jou," said his
father's old friend "Not now. though "
"sk me right now." insisted Kent
' Til let It pass. ' murmured the man
' But you'v e excited my curiosity," -aid
Kent "What's on sour mind, anyway '
Oh. It's really of little Importance
But what is It?"
Some time again. I'll ask jou I knew
j cur father bright well. ou know. It'i
just a little matter I wondered about as
wc came along here together"
Well, talk freelj Ask me. and I'll
tell j on"
Let's step In here, suggested the old
man. heading toward an allej.
Kent looked at him susplciousl) , but
humored him to the extent ot stepping
up tho allej a rod or so.
The man glanced about to maxe sure
thej were alone, and then asked In a
low. almost Inaudible tone
Why don t j-ou get a new hat?
The armv- appropriation bill was up
for consideration and Representative
Madden of -tllnols. had been discussing
the question of heat and light in certain
DIDNT WANT BATHTUB
BUT THE OTHER PLACES DID
HID IT IN THE HENNERY
Ev en If a hero s bathtub is not appre
ciated in Urbana, Ohio, the Navy Depart
ment has proof 'that a score ef other
cities are ready to give it a placa of
honor and accord it proper respect.
Urbana wanted a relic of the battle
ship Maine, which was raised from Ha
vana Harbor last winter. Representative
Willis undertook to get a relic for the
Urbanalte to set in their public square
and asked the Navy Department what
was the largest relic of the Maine avail
able. He was told that the largest relic
left was the bathtub used by Admiral
Ithen Cant) Slsnbee. who was In com
mand of the Maine when she was blown
up at Havana In 133S Representative
Willis reported back to Urbana and later
Informed th department that the city
would appreciate the gift, and asked that
the bathtub be hurried along
But when the action of the officials
who had accepted the offer of a bath
tub became known In Urbana, they were
denounced for thu shaming the city.
Consequently, nccordlng to reports from
Urbana, when the bathtub arrived the
Major, Instead of putting It on a pedestal
In the public square, blushlngly hid It In
a hennery qrd notified the Navy Depirt
mert it wouldn't do
When this attion tccame Known the
department was flooded with applications
for the Elgsbee bathtub. Representative
Willis was asked bj citizens of FIndlaj-,
Ohio, to get the tub shipped down to
them, vvnae ou jorcim. .iiu j Jiuuni
Clemens. Mich.: Grand Rapids. Mich ;
Omaha. Nebr.. andBedford. Mass, all
beered that they be granted the honor
of receiving the tub. It has been de
cided that as Findlay, Ohio, applied first
and Is near Urbana, anyhow, that the
bathtub will be sent there, but the peo
ple of Urbana win nave to pay tlie
Pope's Health Causes Concern.
Rome. Feb i Vatican physicians to
day are seriously concerned over the
health of Pope Pius X. The recent damp
weather has caused a recurrence of the
gouty simptoms from which he has been
suffering for some time. In addition to
this ailment, the condition of his heart
Is not satisfactory, and it docs not
xesnonJ to treatment. , '
widows with husbands., babies with
homes, and deserts with people. Adver
tising gets some people Into society and
others into JalL Advertising- supports lit
erature and makes nations boom. The
country which advertises waxes exceed
ing; great and immigration problems while
the land which has no press agents
crumbles away and s discovered" by
archaeologists In the dim presently.
Advertising made Homer great thou
sands of years after he was born and
Introduced Rameses to admiring friends
4,000 years after ho had retired from cir
culation Chicago consists of Goshen, In
diana, plus advertising Advertising has
kept Sarah Bernhardt young and attrac
tive for sixty-several years and the lack
of It made Poe starve at forty.
Advertising Is the. voice of business,
but It should not be allowed to rise to a
coarse shriek and disturb the landscape.
(ObprrUht. 19X3. by Gconra Matbew Adams,)
arm; quarters Jim Mann, also of Ill
inois, allowed that he thought lie could
throw somo llgl t on tho heat and light
Now Madden and Mann are not par
ticularly clubbj So Madden Inquired In
"Will he offer us heat or light '
After Mann had finished. Madden
srriied and declared
'"Twasn't either heat or light Just
Representative Frank Willis, of Ohid
dotes on so-called comic pictures' He can
sit down with the comic supplement of
a Sundaj paper and find things to laugh
at Nearly every time one sees Willis
le has a clipping or two In his vest
pocket of funny pictures, and when he
gets a moment to spare he takes these
out and looks at them. Oftentimes the
humor of the picture is of the basic
sort the kind visible to the naked ejc.
but Willis likes It. and as ho Is com
parative! free from other vices, nobody
ever remonstrates with him Give him
a picture of a fat man supping on a
eat and falling down, and hell laugh
at it for nearly an hour
Two men found themselves In a parlor
car headed north from Toledo, shortly
before the election last fall.
Said one- "What do you think of this
man vvoodrow vvllson?"
"Well. I'm rather Inclined to think
he s & first-rate man." replied tho other
But he was a college president." sug
fgestel the first man.
"Yes. that's true." admitted tho other;
The first speaker leaned over closer
to his unknown companion and asked In
a more or less confidential tone:
"Did jou ever know one of those col
lege presidents that really amounted to
' Hum-m, ' grunted the other man non
commlttally. Which was about all he
could do He happened to be Dr H
B. Hutchlns. president of tho University
Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia has had
babies named after him so numerously
and for so many years that now his
mall Is interspersed every day with let
ters from various other Hoke Smiths. He
lias his mornlns mall sorted Into several
classes which Include "Important,1
Unimportant." and "From Hoke
Smiths " Even though ho has grown
used to it of late, it seems tunny to
sign his Hoke Smith to a letter directed
to Hoke Smith Jones or any of the
scores of other Hoke Smiths that keep
writing; to mm.
CtorjTijht. uu. br FrM C. Keux All rijhta re-
N. Y.'S "MOST BEAUTIFUL
WOMAN" A BKIDE
I New York, Feb 3. Mrs. Hilda Samp
son, called by many tne nanusomest
woman In New York, is now the bride
of Harold Bryan Owslej, a member of
the United States Diplomatic Corps. Mrs.
Sampson, as the beautiful Miss Davis,
a Toronto belle, married a man many
jears her senior, whom she lafer di
vorced. Her beauty and literary ability
have, made her a well-know n figure in
New York society.
Mr Manning; Gets Divorce.
London. Feb. S. Gen. Sir W. II. Man-
nlng, the new Governor of Jamaica, ob
tained la aTvorce to-day from his wife,
Clara Maud. The case was not defended.
i !V ibi ? var
The Story of
The First President
Life of Washington
Wufckftoa Basy with Hit Private Affairi The CoIoniiU' Demand Received
with Contempt MaisachatetU Proclaimed in Rebellion and New Eng
land Ports Declared Closed Washington Announces His Intention to
Devote Himself to the Revolutionary Cause.
(CopjlitM. 1, br Uatprr A Bros. AUrlf!lul ra-
(Goirrfiit. lttJ, br McChira Xawapapcr Brnrt Irate,)
Washington turned steadily to his
private business for the winter, never
theless, as was his wont pushed for
ward the preparation and settlement ot
his western lands, and stood guard, as
bctore. over the soldiers' grants upon
the Ohio, against official bad faith and
The Bnslest 3fan In Virginia.
"For a year or two past there has
been scarce a moment that I could
properly call my own." he declared to
a friend who solicited his promise to
aot as guardian to his son". "What w 1th
my own business, my present ward's,
my mother's, which is wholly In my
hands. CoL Fairfax's, Col. Mercer's, and
the little assistance I have undertaken
In the management of my brother Au
gustine's concerns, together with the
share I take In public affair". I have
been constantly engaged In writing let
tors, settling accounts, and negotiating1
one piece of business or another, by
which means I lianre really been de
prived of every kind of enjoj-ment. and
had almost fully resolved to engage in
no fresh matter till I had entirely
wound up the old."
Does Aot Shirk rteaponatblytr.
He promised to undertake the new
charge, nevertheless It was stuff of
his nature to spend himself thus, and
keep his powers stretched always to a
With the new jear (1775) public af
fairs loomed big again, and ominous
The petitions of the Congress at
Philadelphia had been received In Eng
land almost with contempt. Chatham.
Indeed, with that broad and noble sa
gacity which made him so great a
statesman, had proposed that America's
demands should be met. to the utmost
length of repeal and withdrawal of
menace, and that she should be ac
corded to the full the self-government
she demanded in respect to taxation
and every domestic concern
Chatham's Fervid Wrnlna
"It Is not canceling a piece of parch
ment" he cried, "that can win back
America." th' old fire burning hot with
in him. "you must repcct her fears and
The merchants, too. In fear for their
trade urg3d very nnxlo-rsly that thero
should be Instant and ample concession
But tha King's stubborn anger, the Par
liament's Indifference, the ministry's In
capacltj, mad it impossible anything
wise or generous should be done
Addlnsr Inault to Injury.
Instead of teal concession there was
fresh menace The ministry did. indeed,
offer to exempt from taxation every
colony that would promise that by Its
own vote it would make proper contribu
tion to the expenses of public defense
and imperial administration In the hope
thereby to disengage the lukewarm mid
Tension in Organization's Politics
Subsides Several Candidates
Withdraw from Race.
The tension In the Congressional Club's
politics ha subsided to some extent, ac
cording to statements of somo of Its
members jesterday Rival candidates
are even aylng nice things about one
another, and two have withdrawn their
names from nomination. They are Mrs
Claude A Swanson. wife of Senator
Swanson of Virginia, running against
Mrs. Duncan V. Fletcher, wife of the
Senator from Florida, for the president's
chair, and Miss Allco Page, of Vermont
contesting with Mrs. John E. Raker, of
California, tho position of corresponding
The candidates are Mrs. Duncan V
Fletcher, president: Mrs. Frank O
Brlggs and Mrs William A Cullop. first
vice president: Mrs. Thomas P. Gore and
Mrs. Everts A. Ilajes, second vlco presi
dent; Mrs Henry A. Cooper and Mrs
John Sharp William", third vice presi
dent: Mrs James T. Lloyd and Mrs Eu
gene F. Klnkead. fourth vice president.
Mrs. Lenuel P. Padgett and Mr" Will
iam B Franci". fifth vice president: Mrs
Harris Towner and Mrs. Seth Shepard,
recording secretary: Mrs John E Raker,
corresponding secretary, and Mrs. Robert
X. Page and Mrs. Fred Dennett, treas
urer. EVAKB A G0UER.
"Honej Boy" Would Like to Play
Match TVnlle Here.
npiH TTriTiAv Ttnv" Fvans. the per
ennial minstrel favorite, hopes during the
forthcoming engagement of himsen anu
Mm mnnorjoir of blackface celebrities in
Washington to clash at golf with Presi
dent William H. Taft or Secretary of
State Philander c Knox.
The happy i' Honey Boy," who Is now
Mminf im thA trail of onc-chrht stands
from the South to appear at the Colum
bia Tliatcr during the week commenc
ing Monday. Tebruary 10. has wired
Charles R. Sturges. his general agent,
who is now here, asking him to make
an ctiort to arrange a cuuierc uu mc
iti . Hth either thp nation's Chief Ex
ecutive, the Secretary of State, or both
The "Honey Boy" last spring won the
championship of the Friars, and Iambs
-1..1... hx. tv loaAintr theatrical nrcritn
Izatlo'ns of the metropolis. John Drew,
George M Cohan, De Wolf Hopper, and
many diner prominent nisiriuus were
vanquished In their contests wjth him.
British Steamer Saved.
rv, TlHtUti steamer Ylnc Chow, nnned
by the China Navigation Company, was
vn.hi intn Manila vesterdav hv the
United States cruiser Cincinnati, accord
ing to dispatches received at the rav
Department, ine iins .now, u. racr
of 1,700 tons, lay helples on the shore
about 14) miles from Manila. The Cin
cinnati spent two days looking for the
Approves Direct Kleetlon Plan.
benator Simmons yesterday presented a
certified copy of the Joint resolution
passed bj' the Legislature of North Caro
lina ratifying toe proposea seventeentn
amendment to the Constitution, provid
ing forithe popular election of Senators.
Senator Simmons explained that tne
North Carolina legislature was the first
to take action on this proposed amendment.
dle colonies from the plot now thickening
against tho government.
But Massachusetts was at once pro
claimed In rebellion, every port in New
England was declared closed against
trade, Njw England fishermen were de
nied access to the Newfoundland fish
eries, and 10,000 fresh troops were ordered
Look, for o Concessions.
Neither the pleas of their friends nor
the threats of their enemies reached the
tars of the colonists promptly from over
sta that portentlous spring, but they
were not slow to perceive that they must
look for no concessions, and they did
not wait upon Parliament In their prepa
ration for a doubtful future
Upon the very day the "congress of
committees' at Philadelphia adjourned.
a "provincial congress" in Massachu
setts fo-med tor Its on authority In
the stead of the House of Delegates the
Governor had but Just now dissolved, hj 1
voted to organize and equip the mllitU
f the colony and to collect stores an-1
Virginia In ,rm.
Virginia had been equally bold, and
almost actually prompt, far aw a as she
seemed from the King's troops at Bos
ton By the end of January Charles Le
could write from Williamsburg 'The
whole country Is fun of soldiers, all fur
nished, all In arms Never was
such vigor and concord heard of, not a
single traitor, scarcely a silent dis
sentient." "Every county is now arming a com
pany of mep for the avowed purpose of
protecting their committees." Dunmore
(had reported to the mlnlstrj before the
;:. n,i. w3 uui ana to oe employed
against government If occasion require
As to the power of government whl It
your lordship directs should be exerted
to counteract the dangerous measures
pursuing here I can assure your lordship
that It Is entirel disregarded. If not
wholl overturned There Is not a Justice
of peace In Virginia that acts except
as a committeeman the abolihInc of
courts of Justice was the first step taken
In which the men of fortune and pre
eminence Joined equal! with the lnwcv
akrrt to I ead.
Company after companv, as It formed
asked Col Washington to assume com
mand over It not onlv in his own count
of Fairfax but in counties al'n at a
distance and he accepted the responsi
bility as often as it was offered to him
' It Is mj full Intention ' he said, slm
pl , "to devote mj life and fortune to the
cause we are engaged in. If needful
and he had little doubt an longer what
was to come.
Mill ltnn Tilth the- Honnd.
He found time, even that stirring tar.
to quicken his blood once and again,
nevertheless, while winter held, by a run
with the hound", for he was not turned
politician so sternly even yet as to throw
away his leisure upon anything le"i
wholesome than the hale sport he loved
Milton E. Ailes Replies to Criticism
of the "Financier's Methods
Appearing before the Houe Commit
tee on Expenditures in tho Treasurj
Department during the hearings on the
bill providing for competitive bidding
by banks on government deposits, Mil
ton E. Alles. vice president of tho Rlggs
National Bank, engaged In a strong de
fense of the course pursued by J P
Morgan and his allied Interests during
the panic of lf"J7
The discussion was precipitated when
Chairman Cox remarked that, from his
Information. Sccretarv of the Treasurv
George B Cortelyou had dumped about
J30W10M Into the hand" of Morgan dur
ing the panic, and that Morgan had
made several millions out of It
"I do not think that Is correct." de
ilared Mr Ailes. ' I do not think Mr
Morgan made anything by way of profit
during tho panic Ho was actuated sole
ly by a desire to save tho business In
terests and the country from a disas
trous period of depression, as was Mr
Cortelyou The acts of Mr Morgan and
Secretary Cortelyou never should be for
gotten b the- country They retored
confidence and paved the iwa for the
unlocking of the banks which were hold
ing tight to their reserv es. Secretary Cor
telou placed the money in the national
banks, as he Is permitted to do by law,
but. of course, he acted In consultation
with Mr. Morgan "
Mr. Alles told the committee that he
personally disapproved of any plan
whereby the government would charge
Interest on deposits In various banks
Anon Trait Far-reaching.
Chicago. Feb 1 Fifteen cities in the
United States were named by Assistant
State's Attorney Frank Johnson as the
places In which the arson trust, with
headquarters in Chicago, operated. John
son, who has been investigating tho
cases, will present the evidence at a
special session of the grand Jury to be
h'ld after the regular work of that boilv
has been completed about the middle of
Western Marksmen Lose.
The rifle team of Morris High School.
New York, is in a triple tie with tho
teams from the high schools of Iowa
City, Iowa, and Deering. Me., according
to announcement of tho result of the
fourth week of the interscholastlc matche"
made by the, national board for the pn
niotlon of rifle practice. During the last
week De Witt Clinton, of Wew York, de
feated Baltimore Polytechnic: Morris,
of New York, won from tho Brookllna,
Mass : Stuyvesant. of New York, won
from Western, of Washington.
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pulaory for aU girU' ecboola la urrcd 1b a petlucn
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