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SUNDAY. MAItCH 2. 1913.
r THE POLITICAL SITUATION
A great change is about to occur in
the political history of the country.
Within a few short hours the Repub
lican part, which has been in power
lor sixteen vears, is to be displaced,
and another great political organiza
tion is to be imestcd with the reins
of government In more than half a
century there have been only two Dem
ocratic administrations and at the head
of both of thej.e was the same man.
Even of these two terms only one was
marked bv complete Democratic su
prcmacv Since Cle eland went out of
the White House a new generation has
grown up There are millions of peo
ple in the United States to-daj who
cannot remember when the Democrats
were in power
So. the inauguration ncM Tuesday is
'on cthmg more than the usual induc
tion of a President into office It
means new policie-, different theories
of gocrnmeiit a radical change from
the experiences of the list sixteen
ear Tor the Democratic party is to
be in -complete control and can carrj
us programme into fullest execution
With a Democratic President m the
White House and a Democratic major
it in both Houses of Congress, the
part find', no oletaele am where
What of the man who is to guide
the dtstimci of the nation, and what
of the conditions which confront him?
It can be said trutliiullv that no man
ever entered the White House with a
larger degree of well-wishing than
Woodrow Wilson will enter it next
The hope of success for hi, admin
istration is not entirely unsclhsh. We
arc a great nation, and our interests
arc manifold and vital. While all of
us ma be partisans at heart, we have
too much at stake, from a material
point ot view, to deliberately desire
anj thing but a continuance of the peace
ana prosperity which we have s0 long
enjoved In addition to this, the new
President commands the respect and
esteem of the American people He is
honest and God-fearing, a man of ideal
private life, and with a blameless pub
lic character He is a scholar, thor
ough! acquainted with the history of
his own countr. and conversant with
the affairs of other nations He has
his faults and his 'hort-comings, in
cluding the pedagogue's natural regard
for his own icws, a disposition to in
dulge in thcor and a lack of national
experience, but all of these weigh but
lightly in the public mind The dis
position to gne him more than the or
dinal opportunit to demonstrate his
uun.i aim M capacit is universal
There has been no captious criticism
of am thing which he has said or done
since his election He is gicn evcrv-
wnerc me credit for honest intention
1-or his own sake, as well as for the
sake of the nation, he is gicn a heart
First of all, c en body is hoping, and,
indeed, is expecting, lhat history will
not repeat itself.
. The memory of the last Democratic
administration is not willingly to be
recalled Woodrow Wilson has in his
history vividly described it as a pe
riod of dire distress, out of which the
country emerged with a feeling of pro
found relief With a sense of opti
mism, the country entertains the con
liction that our prosperity is not to be
disturbed. There is a loudly expressed
belief that the changes which are im
minent in the tariff schedules will not
adversely affect business It is asserted
that the Democrats will not, after all,
carry into literal effect their platform
declaration that protection is unconsti
tutional. They are credited ,ith the
ability to dense a tariff which will
end monopoly, and lower the cost of
living without closing a factory door
or- decreasing the rage of a single
workman. It is sincerely to be honed
that this can all be accomplished. At
any rate, the country has, up to the
present time, persistently declined to
be frightened. Business has pursued
the even tenor of its way, and there
"has been no menace of a panic.
f In this spirit of acquiescence with
the changed political conditions, there
is much hope for the future. It means
that the feeling of partisanship has
been held subservient to the larger rc-
Some one has said that each dawning
of a day is a new wonder. In the
same sense, each inauguration, even
though we have seen many of them,
is a spectacle to inspire the world.
The United States is not, of course,
the only nation to experience a change
of rulers. The republic of France has
recently inaugurated a new President
without creating, apparently, the slight'
est ripple in its affairs. At the same
time, it is no small thing when a
country o'f 100,000,000 people, exercis
ing the right of individual suffragej
vote to oust their President, and then
with one accord accept the verdict of
a minority as to who shall be his suc
cessor. It indicates stability and self-restraint
and regard for law and order. When,
in addition to this, both victor and
vanquished unite in doing honor to the
new Executive, without undue exulta
tion on the one hand, or bitter re
sentment upon the other, it vrould
seem as if we demonstrate the perfec
tion of self-government. One wonders
whether we are alwas thus to display
cohesion and control. The time may
come when the elements of discontent
and disorder may become more bold.
There are some who believe that they
are making headway now. Whether
this be true or not the impending in
auguration carries with it no evidence
of anything but the continued sanity
of the American people. The time for
the pessimist to gloat has not jet ar
rived After all, it is the personnel and not
the sjstem which changes. We have
not ct thrown the Constitution to the
winds nor seriously disturbed the soiid
foundation upon which the splendid
fabric of our national existence has
been erected Nor is there any reason
to believe tint our institutions will
ever be overturned There will be agi
tation in the future, as there now is,
and it ma be that in some details
there may be changes which will be
111 the nature of substantial progress
In the end, however, the great, good
common sense of the people will pre
of the development of Washington. He
will find, despite any preconcdvecf
ideas which be mar have' to the con
trary, that the, District people have no
undue 'favors to asar at his hands; that
they have a patriotic pride in the
growth and beautifieation of the city;
that they bear the burden o'f taxation:
wiuioui compiaini; ana tnat tney re
spond loyally and generously to the
numerous demands made upon tbni
by reason of the fact that they are
residents of the Capital
In a very personal sense, therefore,
the inauguration next Tuesday means
much to this city. If President Wilson
will utter the keynote of helpfulness
and recognition there will be no check
to the steady development of the Capi
tal City. -
Whatever else may be said, there is
no doubt that President Taft leaves
the White House with the nation big
ger and better than when he took the
oath of office. New States have been
added to the Union, domestic com
merce has grown tremendously, for
eign trade has expanded, social re
forms have been accomplished
It is a splendid legacy to which
President Wilson has fallen heir. On
next Tuesday he will become the trus
tee of the people, and it will be his
duty so to administer his trust that,
four j ears hence, he can point to still
further advancement in our moral and
material welfare. There is, of course,
a deep political significance in the
change of administration which his in
coming typifies. He will, however, be
a truly great President if he subordi
nates petty politics and mere partisan
advantages to the higher and greater
considerations of progress in cvervl
phase of our national life.
' AsWCT BOB.
Canvasback 1 Joler meat, j
Terrapin la not nab? bad
But tttl roe, did 70a ever eat
Halibut stands, very high, '
Salmon Is another fad
v.. But. tell mtvdld you ever try
In the springtime, you'll acres,
Life Is always gay and glad
What's the answer! Hully gee!
And now a fellow (eta mental Indiges
tion throuth stuffing his bead 'with 'the
early baseball news.
A Xondescrtpy Frail.
"This parsnip doesn't taste Just riant,"
"I say this parsnip doesn't taste Just
"Well. 1 never saw a parsnip that did."
"Sir, Rudolf the Jlon Has 'Just bitten off
his trainer's arm."
"In that case Rudolf won't need any
-"s-, lui wcroco proprietor 01
"She has always been afraid of being
followed by a 'man."
"And It has never hsppened, eh?"
It Injures romance 'much. Indeed,
in case a aamsei sweet
Expects to get a .tender screed
And gets a pound ot meat.
An Orlarlaal Partus;.
"My lips are sealed," said Lucia.
"Certainly there can be no germs In a
sealed package." declared Edgardo. help-
ins inmscii 10 a smcuy sanitary Kiss.
Starch S la History.
March I, 1333. Henry VIII cats a whole
March I, 1TX Bosucll and Dr Johneoa
nave nothing to cat save snon balls.
It would not be true to assert that
President Wilson enters upon his of
fice with ro serious problems confront
ing him On the contrar, he must
face situations which will cause him
the deepest anxict.
I'or the present, most happily, the
Mexican situation is not acute If
Hucrta proves a second Diaz and rules
the countr with an iron hand, avert
ing revolution bv drastic measures,
there may be months and even ears
of peace It is more like!, however,
that there will be more disturbances,
and it is not improbable that the day
will come when the dreaded inlcrvcn
tion will become a matter of necessity.
At all times great tact and forbearance
will have to be exercised by the ad
ministration, as well as watchfulness
and readiness The dispute between
England and the United States over
the Panama Canal tolls, while it can
never produce an open rupture, is cer
tain to cause strong feeling 111 this
countr-. There also will be an occa
sion for the exercise of wise diplomac
in the negotiation of the new treat
Withm his own political organiza
tion. President Wilson will find differ
ences to reconcile, and he will be for
tunate if he can prevent divisions in
his part. He zUo will be compelled
to decide upon the character of immi
gration into the United States, and the
Webb liquor bill, which prohibits the
shipment of liquor for illegal purposes
into prohibition termor, and which
President Taft vetoed on the ground
of unconstitutionality, will be certain
to eventually demand his consideration.
He also will have a tariff bill to sign
or veto, and he may have occasion to
characterize it, as Cleveland did in the
case of the last Democratic measure,
as a thing of perfidy and dishonor. The
settlement of the trust problem is an
other important duty which will de
volve upon him, and he will hear criti
cism whether he does too much or too
little. In fact, there will be no end
of opportunities to demonstrate his
statesmanship, and, if he acts wisely
and well, as everybody hopes will be
the case, the commendation will be
commensurate with the gravity of his
Praise for the Senate.
It is a satisfaction for the American
people that the Senate, by the decisive
vote of 56 to 16, has gone on record
'favoring the building of two battle
ships The Democratic vote in the House
against the two-battleship programme
of the Navy Department is not to be
explained on the ground of economy.
The financial difference between one
battleship and two battleships could not
make or break the Democratic ccon
omy reputation Nor can it be as
sumed that the Democratic opposition
to two battleships is the conviction that
the surest way to promote the peace of
the world is to limit the power of this
nation to defend itself from aggres
sion That is the belief of some per
sons who maintain, with a disregard
of historv, that if this country should
lead the way in the matter of disar
mament, other countries would fellow
Hut the best judgment of the states
men of the world is that if France and
Germany, for example, are to be in
duced to slow down in their policy of
building battleships it will be because
the burden on one or both becomes too
The Democratic control of our House
of Representatives cannot imagine that
one instead of two battleships is going
to affect the whole world's policy in
the matter of sea power. If there is
an reasonable explanation of the per
sistcnt refusal of the Democrats to
build battleships which the public sen
timent demands, it must be that, be
cause it has. been the policy of the
Republican party to build up the navy.
the Democrats think it ought to be
their policy to break it down
This is party stupidity that is al
most incomprehensible, for the Demo
crats arc a patriotic as the Republicans
"The English have no sense of humor.'
"Oh. I don't know. I notice Iho Tn
don papers copy a good many of our
William J. LtmrtOT. In Judr
IV hen Orpheus went to Iladc;,
Sas classic hlstor).
To srarch among the ladles
For fair Eur filer.
Who was his wife.
Up failed to discern her,
Kor lack of an incandescent burner.
lie wandered around through Hades
In tiadous black as night.
And nowlwre teeing ladles,
Pousht Pluto for a light.
Mr. Huto replied.
v Ith a smile llko a crescent.
we nave burners In plent.
Hut they're not Incandescent."
' . AnuiDtnrof pom.
Trla ta Antarctic Vrrer flaeeesafal
' Wltfcaat Taess.
Tm the Km Tort; Antrlcia.
In the boms of a friend at 107 East
Seventy-first Street. Capt Amunasen
recently talked about dogs.
""I haul iso with 'me on tbe trlp-te)
the south pole." aald Ue captain. w.,
patting- the head of a large xnasiw.
'If It had not been for their assistance,
both In motive power and durtaf the
Inno- winter months In station With
their company, I "fear the history of
the discovery ot the iouw poo
never have been written. r
it mi hre at tho border of the
world that you begin to unflersUnd
how much a dog can mean In a man'a
life. Tou don't have to tell them what
you think: they know. When ""
i... .. .hnia eTnedltlon was In tne
..... tr.A nhvslcally and mentally
they seemed to know that they bad
to help us. They are launiui. idwu
rent frlsnds ot men. and we can learn
. .. .hAw11
'B, great aeai imw ....
Where Flsblnar Was Good.
From tbe Fbiliddpbu Ledger,
Tho Pujo committee has answered a
question that financial people In this
city have asked Innumerable times. We
now know exactly the amount of do
posits carried by Philadelphia's larg
est private banking firm. It Is a tidy
sum $43.000.000 which Mr. Stotes-
bury has under his Immediate eye. His
Institution Is quite abreast of the three
largest national banks In this city, and
greater In deposits than any trust com
pany In Pennsylvania. When Oscar
Hammersteln. In an appreciative way,
referred to Mr. Stotesbury as a "finan
cial sponge," he doubtless took note
of the goodly size of the aforesaid ab
sorbent. It reminds me of Arthur E. New-
bold's first meeting with J. P. Morgan
when he became a partner In the firm.
Said the great Plerpont upon Mr. New
"Well, I hear you are going to flsh
In our pond."
"Ves." replied the Philadelphia bank
er, "and I understand the fishing Is
STATESMEN REAL AND NEAR
BrfKED C. KELLY
From U ew Oilriu llaruoe.
Proving tho domestic pigeon has emo
tions, noughts and leads a somewhat In
tellectual life like a human being has
won John Edward Rouse a degree of
doctor of philosophy from Harvard Uni
versity. Tho gentleman made a number
of pigeons go through a !abrinth. wllh
lilintl all-j, slats, mirrors, and other ob
stacles, to get a bowl of corn at the
other end of the passace. He found lhat
if h pigeon was put through this trick
Mx tlmc5 it would learn to go through
the maze without knocking into the wolL
Then he mnda them open a door to get
cut of the cage. By measuring the heart
Jieats Rouse found a pigeon has emotions
like anv human helng. It can desire, be
xngry. afraid, fall In lnve, and so forth
lie placed one rlgeon where he could sec
a trained bird performing the tests
Then lie tried to see whether tho other
bird could learn hnn to do the tricks by
watching his feathered comrade. The
umatnur proved an apt pupil.
Thomas A. Bdiaon always places the
laws of nature and physics In the fem
inine gender. Be declares that nature.
Ilka a woman, will give up any secret
he possesses, if 1 only "sbe IS wooed
ardently enough and persUUntly enough.
'When he has made one of his great-dls-ooverles.
he speaks of It Invariably as
something that was there all along wait
ing for soma one to coax out of "her."
Net long ago the great Inventor was
engaged on a problem that took his, at
tention on an average of " hours a dsy
for about forty eight days. IDs assist
ants In the laboratory were somewhat
anxious about htm. It was not. of course,
the first time they had seen him go for
weeks with little sleep, but at the same
time they always have In mind the chance
of complete breakdown.
Edison assured them tbat-he was all
right and that he was going to "make
'er give It up."
On the forty-seventh day. about day
break, Edison's chief assistant walked
In and found the wizard sitting In a rock
ing chair, smoking- a but black clear and
staring at a spot on the 'celling. The In-
ventor began to laugh and the other
man was alarmed.
Well." said the Inventor, still chuck
ling, "she told me!"
Representative Ira Copley of Illinois
received a call one afternon. at, the of
fice of his big gas companies, from a
man who had saved the nation all
through the last campaign.- and was
willing to acceDt some suitable reward
ot merit.. He told Copleyof the thou
sands upon thousands of votes he had
swung Into line for hlm.1 and "said he
wlshed.to retire from politics and take
some light congenial employment with
Copley's gas company.
"I want a place lhat will pay a big
salary, and I don't want any boss over
me," the man went on.
"Well, ril keep you In mind. said
Copley. "There's only one -placehere
such as you mention, and I'm holding
that Just now myself. Some day I may
wish to retire, and. If so. I'll send for
Representative Joseph Tagcart of
Kansas Is a man brimming with epi
grams and bits of philosophy If he
his mates: He has a passion for a
double-breasted blue coat, nlald vest iM
I striped trousers. Now he has a regular
IsuIL At the mma nf,'f -..
wouldn't take more than a dozen years
ro ' convert-hlra Into, a regular fop.
Michigan Is going to fqrnlsh an odd
ity to the next Congress In the person
of P. O. Llndqulst, who comes to rep
resent the Eleventh District of the Wol
Though he never went to school be
ond the third grade. Llndqulst is a suc
cessful business man with a first-rate
knowledge of ways and means for get
ting things that he wants. Ho Jumped
into, Congress almost overnight In a
manner that recalls the esse of a cer
tain bunch of pollywogs back In his
The schoolhouse bordered a swamp,
and the teacher, who was new to thoso
. .u . a never before seen pollywogs
In their native state or any other state.
She became so Interested In their de
velopment that she had one of the boys
place several in a jar on her desk.
Now. class." said she. "let us watch
these fascinating little things and see
fook !?,S 'rreV.! be,ore " b "
JTrrt htL mazem"it. the progress to-
SLn .h.S7 vWaa mueh mor Prt
than she hsd been led to believe was
customary. The next morning the Jar
was filled with monster frogs. Som
hL"fhP and wrc ""PPlnir Jauntilv
?b,e.r00m, ""dflufat had simply
helped nature along and had replaced
SLfS, '"" "-s after 323
hours. Both teacher and pupils were a
long while figuring It out.
It Is Interesting tonote. also, the war
Llndqulst got Into the lumber business.
Marinette, though a small place, was a
great lumbering center. The mills did
not pay big wanes for piling slabs, and
the slabs usually accumulated faster
than they could get bojs to come and
Pile them up. IJndnuist rom !.,
day and asreed to pile up even" slab
and keep them piled up If they would
pay him in cents a cord. Then h .
around and stirred up a feeling of rlval-
n among ins schoolmates as to which
choose. .0 spring 'em. He . I. a mt-Zt!
cnap. ana noesn 1 snow nis goods w , ,ld ,h. . ,. -- ---
the entire school population to work be
fore school, after 8chooiand on Eatur-
COURT GOSSIP ON SUBJECTS
OF GREAT GENERAL INTEREST
In the olden das a change in party
administration meant an upheaval in
Washington. For months before an in
auguration there was universal anxiety
in the departments and stagnation in
business. Now, under the beneficent
operation of the civil service law, there
is comparatively little change in the
personnel of the government service.
The great bulk of the department em
ploes remain undisturbed at their
While, the incoming of a Democratic
President is thus minimized from the
political point of view, it does mean
much as to the future of the National
Capital. McKinley and 'Roosevelt and
Taft were- all good friends of the Dis
trict They had lived here prior to
their incumbency of the Presidential
office, and they knew the local people
and local needs and -conditions. Presi
dent Wilson comes here a total
stranger. He has never even set foot
in the White House. He will have
much to learn. It is to be honed that
eard lor the countr ' welfare If he will take a broad and patriotic view
There is something very appropriate
in the cabled news that soon paper is
to be made of the sudd of the Nile. We
know from history that this river sudd
is largely composed of papyrus, and
that this was the world's original
Masses of paprus a tough, almost
parchmenthke seaweed and similar
fibrous plants, in some parts of the
Nile River bottoms, are to be found
blocks sometimes as much as twenty
miles, long Though growing in water
only and often in deep marshes, these
plants are so strong, thick, and tough.
and grow so very close together that
they are capable of sustaining the
weight, not only of men, but of camels
carrying heavy loads
This same sudd of the Nile has
placd its part in history as well, for
it stopped the progress of the expe
ditionary force of centurions sent by
the Roman Emperor Nero to explore
the Nile River course, and sent them
back with stories of a marshy, impassa
ble region in which, so they believed,
the river ended.
We understand that some of the suffra
gettes from the State of Florida will wear
costumes In the March 3 hike composed
of alligator skins. Alas, poor rats!
President-elect Wilson's secretary cer
tainly has got an awful scrappy name.
Tests of cold storage butter Is Just now
being made by Federal experts. Why not
wait a few dais longer, and then the
constitutions of our visitors could be
tested at the same date.
Once more the death is reported of
Emperor Mcnellk, the Negus of Abs
Inia Thli t!ne the nes seems to be
creditable, as it was telegraphed by a
Hritlsh officer, residing at tho Adis
Abcba, the capital city of Abvsvlnla. The
report adds tlmt Mcnelik's successor.
Prince LldJI Ylasson, has been sum
moned to the capital, which lie entered
with great pomp and ceremonial.
Mcnellk has had a bid habit of
"djlnr. ' or of being helzed with fatal
maladies during the past ten jears or
more, to judge from travelers, talcs or
newspaper reports. About a jear ago
en American, on a tour through Abys
sinia, made the acquaintance of a native
!.hslcian. whose dut It wai to visit
th Nagus once In three months Even
he never knew whether hli Imperial mas
ter was dead or alive. Whenever he whs
commanded to the palace, a figure was
brought out for his Inspection It nas
swathed In bandages from head to foot
and a great mask in which two holes
had been cut for the evi. was placed
over the face He was nlwas told that
thli was the great Mcnellk; but,
course, ho did not know.
The gcncr-il belief nt Adls Ahcba has
ben that the Emperor he was n the
seventies had a paraljtlc affliction of
the brain, and within the last few-
months elaborate precautions had been
taken to guard against disorders which
a long time were believed to be Inevi
table when thj time camo for his suc
cessor to rule.
the issuirption that there was
bound to b.s n revolution, as soon, as
the Negus' real condition became noised
about, the ambassadors and other chefs
de mission have hid their residences
constructed ns miniature forts, and Eu
ropeans were informed that. Just as
Foon Kt, the news of the death of the
Negus reached them, they were to seek
sanctuary" In the legations.
But a -coup carried out a few- months
ago Us&ene-l the chances ot an upheav sj.
The I'inpero- hid nominated his grand
son, UOJl Ylasson, a outh of sixteen,
as his successor, and Mencllk, in an
edict. Invoked the curse of heaven on
any who fnilcd tn recognize him when
the time nine. But the masterful Em
press Taitu. who had an ee on the
throno herself, had to be reckoned with.
So she vaa deprived of power, ordered
to leave the countrv. and the powerful
chiefs who supported her were put Into
chains. If the news received is cor
rect the young prince has come Into
his own without opposition.
Lomr after he came to tho throne
Mencllk lived In a straw hut but some
foreign engineers persuaded him to go
In for a dwelling In European style. So
eager was ho-lu accepting tho suggestion
that he himself took part In the work.
heaving stones and handling saw and
trowel. He developed a nuiiaing mania
and erected a new house every two or
ever body: but occasionally he pulls
nut a small sample within sight of all.
The other day somebody was talking
about a certain Representative who lias
a way of getting all hot up and making
a great to-do over accomplishing small
Yes." said- Taggart. "the f'llow In
variably hitches a Corliss engine up to
Senator Borah has blossomed out this
J ear In a suit of clothes, the Integral
parts of which all match. The pants are
of the same material as the vest and
the vest likewise matches the coat This
might not be worth recording except that
uoran was. until this ear, notorious for
dressing less like a Senator than any of 1
That was Ltndqulst's business start
If Josephus Daniels thould become
Tostmastcr General, as appears to be ex
pected by a good many Democratic lead
ers, one wonders what would happen to
all the bright red mall boxes and mall
wagons that Mr. Hitchcock Is going to
provide before he goes out of office. Dan
iels himself has great aversion, to hrtehf
colors. He alwajs wears the plainest of
black clothes, including a little black
shoe string necktie. Red would prob
ably throw him Into a nervous chilL
(OjrTrleM. BU. br Fred r Krtlr. AH rlzhti r-
THE OPEN FORUM
War of the Sexes ."Not Cod's Plan.
To the Editor: It never was God's plan
for war of the sexes, neither In a mili
tary sense, nor In commercial life.
If war were to break out with Mexico,
how many suffragettes, rampant to rant
along Pennajlvanla Avenue on inaugu
ration eve, would shoulder muskets and
march away for military service?
How many women are .now handling
the pick and the shovel In the Panama
ditch? How many, indeed, are out on
the farms ditching and draining the
meadows and marshes In water up to
and feed upon the people they have so
foully precipitated In a war of the sexes
In destrictlon of home and country.
Awakening at least to a realization of
the 111 results of their political power to
the Interests predatlon. plutocracy, our
legislators. Irrespective of party, passed
an Immigration law to stem the tide of
the hordes of aliens overwhelming us.
.1 l. ,hP facc of " "Ji-that Immigra
tion bill was vetoed-v-ctoed by one man.
by and with the advice of another, and
of nothmg that had not been fully con
sidered In the legislation. And for what
was It vetoed? Simply that it was un
American. It was said. Yet. It was a
bill overwhelmingly passed by the Con
gress of hundreds, mmr e -i,
intelligent and many more as nearly so.
their waists? How many. even, arc tro. , ,.!,"," ," . nd des-
worklng In the filthy and foul smelling ins;an7 ,n. ",v t. - ,tr0T ,n an.
Bank of England and Beer.
From tbe London Chronicle.
The Bank of England, among Its
numerous privileges-granted bv roval
charter, has tho rlghtof selling beer
without a' license. The bank could, If
It wished, open'' a" public house ltr
Threadneedle Street, and, like tho mod
ern hostelry, turn Its "parlour", Into a
saloon bar. What a sale also 'would
Bank of England beer have, delivered
at customers' houses -with the signa
ture of the chief caahler as a guarantee
on,every cask or bottle!
The mvsterlous case now before the
London courts In an effort to recover
a lost Gainsborough portrait valued at
8,700, that of Lady Anne t-onsonoy,
or, according to others, that of her sis
ter. Lady Constance, daughters of the
Viscount Duncannon (later First Earl
of Bessborough). which disappeared
from Burton Hall, In County Carlow,
while a Mr. Engledow was Its tenant
and which turned up at the noted Lon
don auctioneers. Christies, last sum
mer, sent there by a Mr. D. L. Allen,
recalls the fate of another Gainsbor
ough, the portrait of the Duchess of
Devonshire, which figured In a mys
tery that aroused public Interest to a
That picture was bought In 1S76 by
the London art firm ot Agnew for 10,
605. at that time (and even to-day) a
record price for a painting, and was
exhibited In their art gallery In Lon
don. , Shortly afterward a notorious
thief. Harry Ralmond. broke Into -the
rooms at night cut the picture out of
Its frame, and msUe good his escape.
During' more than a score of years
the whereabouts of the famous portrait
remained a mysblry. But the gang that
engineered tbe Aheft found Itself un
able to dispose! of Its loot under the
iwatcnful eyes oC the police of all'Bu
1 -v I "
....aru. me work of a generation, of
are climbing ladder rungs, hand over their ConrrrnenM, ' " PfopIc and
hand, with hods of brick upon their bare IE. nI",m'n' whl e seven-tenths of
sewers unaenving our ciuesT jiow many thc . ,,nrl, " ,"
, .. Kropie were crying out .Min.
hand, with hods of brick upon their bare .
an Mlatr .!,! ITau mUTIv ilTrt . .. S.I
at the throttle of engines, or firing them app'Vt btnr. " ""V"-
i.v. 1 1 ..i.w .,- ki "''- mat Dill as o fair anrl 1n
the sweat and soot and dirt? How many '1,,'" ";?,d. thea!v"u?n our
In the riggings of ships tailing the,.,,,,,! " "'"snicnea woman-
sun! or IndeX are- In the T bowels' of LdTancem JS'of the w Wht;hS""P the
the earth digging coal In the black damp 'o? the"uhs of theif,' ?' "e"s ut
of the mines In water to their knees? I ,,i ,"!u..rh ?" 9 a" unparal-
Puch Is tl work of men
If women essay It. will they continue
It permanently and steadil to the end
of life, and concurrently mate with men
for families as Almighty God planned
for the preservation of the human race7
W III not the raco die out in woman s
contemplated dual capacity? Or. in their
Invasion of the out-of-home field of
labor. Is It their aim to live alone from
man In trenson to nature and nature's
God, and in violation ot the lawful wedlock
of social order ordntned as the best
policy of right and privilege of the sexes
of countless ages of human wisdom and
Indeed, women are not found In such
phjslcal work now and do not Intend
such unnecessary roles In life. Women
do not like to get wet and ditching Is
not a job to keep dry In. Silk pettl-
cpats and fine feathers are out ot place
In the trenches of war. and thc ditches
of agriculture. Rather women would
fill dry goods stores of clinging lingerie
and flim-flam finery, with cjes aflame
and checks burnt out, of constant watch
ing of all In sight or stand as clerks
and cashiers in offices and groceries.
ejelngtill the men a-comlng and a-going.
If women must cease bearing chil
dren, as shall be In her competitive
career ot commercialism with men, be
ing now already on the verge of race
suicide while but entering upon the
threshold of an ancient order of tribal
sociology revived, let them. In the
name of God, establish themselves un
der female auspices with women bosses
entirely, and with never a man In
sight Then they would not like It
very long, and might return to domes
ticity and home, and, of hard-earned
sense, help others to return to that
proper sphere and state, and to cling
to that mighty citadel woman's
stronghold In lite and happiness.
ol!, !mm,S"n Influx In commercial
competition for the benefits of the ln-
Pernurr IS, W11
rope and America. At last. In his old
age. Ralmond opened up negotiations
with the Agnews through Pinkerton,
the famous American detective. The
painting was recovered in 1901. and
Mr. Plerpont Morgan purchased It for
the enormous sum of thirty thousand
Gen Sir William Manning, the newry
appointed Rritish Governor General o:
Jamaica, has applied before the Lon
don divorce court for the dissolution of
his marriage on the ground of thc mis
conduct of his wife. Lady Clara Man
nlng (nee Ross) with Capt. Evan
Ljewelljn. ald-de-camp to Sir William,
when the latter was Governor of Nvss
saland. The marriage took place nt Lon-
aon in August 1910. After living for
while at Ln hurst. In Surry, the pair
went to assaland. To avoid tho fever
season Lady Manning snlled for England
last beptember. The co-respondent, who
went home on leave, traveled on the
same boat In January Sir William
himself went home, and before leaving
me steamer at Southampton the fol
lowing telegram was handed to him:
Just off abroad. Call King's (tho Army
uht-iusr inr jeiier. Kltiv.
He called nt King's and found a letter
awaiting him addrrsed to "His Excel
lency, sir William Manning," In the fol
Dear Hlddle. I have long thought our
life together has been a great mistake
and that neither of us really cares for
me oiner. 11 is Detter ended, and I have
gone away with Capt. Llewellyn, to
whom I am absolutely devoted and with
wnom nione I can be happy. I know
jou win set me free, and If you make
Inquiries at the Burlington Hotel at
Dover JOU Will find that we slaved h
nisni mere on January 3. 19U. Any let
ters aoaresscd to my solicitors. Messrs.
Lewis & Lewis. Elyplace. Holborn, will
reach me. Yours, Kitty.
Lady Mannlne makes nn defens ci..
William had no suspicion that anything
was wrong until he read his wife's let
ter. He had Inquiries made at once,
which convinced him of the mfh r
nis wires assertions, still he offered re
peatedly to forgive her and take her
back It she would give up the handsome
captain. To this she turned a dear ear.
The best known member of tho Craw
ford and Balcarres families, of Scot
land, was Lady Annie Lindsay, who wrote
"Auld Robin Gray." and kept her secret
so wen ror many jears that several
other persons claimed tho authorship,
an. ig them a well-known clergyman. It
was not until Sir Walter Scott. In "The
Pirate, mentioned Lady Anne by name she has common sense enough to see
as tho author of the famous ballad that) It and live It If she has not. it Is her
she at last publicly admitted the fact I mother's fault In her Ill-training, as.
Among the treasures of the Crawford perhaps. In her mother's mother before
library are this same Lady Anne '"her inherited and abnormal with para
Meraofrs, which fill eighteen large manu-1 noic passion for publicity and news
script bool:s. She knew and was known paper notice.
by everybody and Inspired moro confl-j Woman's endeavor, of Inexperience
dences than any other contemnnmvf n thnnhtt..MMi tnr rhanp, nf
woman Her memoirs are a perfect gold home life to the field. Is of materialism lulmn.f "velh. a 1R.0ro valuaole
mine of valuable Information, and the and nonsense rampant, with resulting le nauon tnn the slmlghty do
fact Of her Prohibition tO delVA Intn laAllnn Af h American hAma ami
them almost Is tragic, because unfor-1 the destruction of home life. Then It
tunately for the world of letters, chron-'wlll bo the hard-drawn life of Euro-
s. ana msionans. .uaay Anne, withipean peasantry and Its Immigration
memoirs left the strictest Instruc- graft upon our civilization a civllixa-
print of any matter which they eon-
From time Immemorial the members of
the Crawford and Balcarres families
have been known throughout Scotland
as the "llghthearted" Lindsays. Many
other great and famous Scottish fam
ilies are distinguished In tho same man
ner by some alliterative epithet among
mem mo "-gay uoraons. tne "doughty"
Douglasses, the "gallant" Grahams, the
Occasionally, however, the traditional
epithets are anything but flattering, as.
for Instance In the case of the "haugh
ty" Hamlltons, or, worse still, the:
"mucklemou'ed" Murrays. This trait of
the last-named family, alto Is locally im
mortalized In a ballad, of which one
from tbe tmd of the Campbells,
From to Irs of the Drnmmoml,
Krem the fids of tne tinaiau,
xyroa, the wind M the Unmrs,
Good Lord dearer est
(Coonujat BU, to- Court Gossip Bnatettai
world, now being changed by the Inun
dation of poverty-stricken Immigra
tion hordes, taking from our men their
legitimate heritage and living and
driving our women doern. down, down
the scale of life to the low level from
which the alien hordes fled, reversing
our proud position or independence to
dependence by the use -of the preda-i
tory money barons Importing them of
the pow'er of their lordship of monop
oly over us. .
And for what have our tawmafcersUet
In the 'alien hordes? For political -power
graft that an organized few multimil
lionaires might be' richer and more
powerful In a new order of things In the
nation. And of such are the Rocke
fellers and Camegles. Astors, and Mor
gans. Ryans, and Hills, and their like,
and near like, and nearly near like, rear
ing more "monopolies, manipulating Wall
Street controlling commerce and finance.
A Government Bonding Criticised.
To the Editor: Many clerks in the
IVInder Building will be glad If mofe of
the Efficiency and Economy Commis
sion ' can be placed elsewhere, and let
the regular clerks In the classified serv
ice get back Into their old rooms on the
south side of tho building from which
two jears ago. they were summarily
ejected, to make room for this commis
slon. In rooms formerly used for .tnHnt
EnrVT- ,"K ana d"& th Par
ing off In places, our present quarters
he said upon the floor of the House "I
will not vote for more statues to dead
Americans until men and women In the
:,T,?V?, lm.P'.yaJe ..!. n com-
, """""J ouiiamgs."
th?i l,,f,7,Jt0Tt1i in the -ment of
this building, where floors are rotted
with dampness, and rats have deserted
the premises. Clerks have protested
against being sent down there to work.
the writer: "I have gotten my death In
the basement of the Winder Building"
and four days later he passed outl
To get hot water one has to go to the
boiler room In the basement: consequent!
ly the coolers for drinking water, on the
SFk ",. lra ha nev,r ben washed
tafwin "rl181" ln" they came Into the
building. The scum from Ice which col
lects on tho sides o. coolers Is wiped off
with cloths, sometimes nearly Dlack.
Many clerks. In the hottest weather pre
fer to drink, the Potomac water as it
comes directly from the pipes.
Instead of appropriating money to pay
experts how to save money for the
country, might It not h w.n ..i
mtA to point the way how to conserve
" "e. a more valuahln . tn
K ft trf 1 vn c tr v... ..w
Washington, X). a. Feb. is. "
On Being Correct.
From the Ohio Suite JournlL
We strive so much to know even thing
tlm we lose sight of the fact that accu
racy is more lmrortant than knowledge,
since knowledge that Is misty and fragile
Is a poor guide to go by. But if 1. .
only that what' we know should be exact
ly true as that the fact that accuracy Is
one of the most Important elements' of
Vague Ideas tend to make a w.v ehar.
acter, since character Is only another
name for truth. So that In the education
of every man and child, umn.. ..., 1
be made a vital part One of the tests
tor entrance to the Naval Academy Is or
was, an addition of a column ot figures
to ascertain the nuantftv nf M-i. -
If any, the applicant has In his character.
It should be made an important item In
our education to require accuracy.
Mathematics, grammar. &e... are little
worth without nccuracj. If a boy can
add up a column of figures correctly or
iprena mmseii in clean, clear phrase.
amassing more wealth and power, a-i his education amounts to little. Not much
ready overwhelming, to live in DIuto-luee to rar for It inr. ?,... ..,..
cratlc absolution of monopolistic trade its harmful to character.
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