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THE WASHINGTON HERALD, TUESDAY, MARCH 4. 1913.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 19U-
Welcome to All.
Washington's quadrennial opportuni
ty to extend the glad hand to the na
tion is here to-day, and with plenty
of warmth and sunshine promised by
the Weather Bureau, the general jolh
fication should be one of unbroken
blithcness for the hundreds of thou
sands that arc festively greeting a new
President of these United States.
It is an inauguration with many re
markable i aturcs. The average mail,
called "coiim rvativc." generally regards
change with disfavor; the change that
is effected to day is one whose won
derful popularity is attested, not only
by the quarter million people who have
come to see a big show, but by elec
toral returns whose near-unanimity is
called in language political a "land
With the ast majority of our isi
tors pleased with the cause of their
visit, therefore, Washingtonians can
not be accused of imagining a vain
thing in believing that the circum
stances of the iMt will not complete
the pleasure of the strangers within
Manv of our guests to-day arc not
only fired with a patriotic and nearly
satisfied ardor, but arc invigorated
with a hopefulness which it were cruel
to suggest will be even partially dis
appointed With the spirit of opti
mism that should stimulate the so
journer, and with the hospitality that
should grace the host, the stay of our
mends from the provinces should
prove mutually pleasant, and, let us
hope, mutually profitable.
Let us remind our visitor that the
whole of the Capital is not included
in the environs of the broad Avenue
that forms the majestic way between
the White House and the Capitol.
There arc so many other places of
splendid interest that it is impossible
even to enumerate them here. But we
should all of us be very, very glad to
have our guests stay with us long
enough to do some of our pet sights.
We arc all three abed, so to speak, but
at the price of bodily discomfort the
liberal education that a few dajs' rub
bernecking in the National Capital af
fords is cheap
of education and good municipal gov
ernment Why? Because this concerns
them itally in their offspring. Wat
not this sufficient for any mother or
wife? Isit really necessary that they
desire to reach still farther into the
none too clean field of politics? And
if so, what for? What can it possibly
benefit them, as a whole, since the men
outnumber them at the polls locally as
well as in State and national elections?
Heaven fore'fend that we should live
to see the day in this happy land when
political opinions will endanger or even
sever the marital tie, when husband
will oppose wife and vice versa.
One thing is emphatically to the
credit of our militant women righters.
They did not resort to any of the wild
actions and methods used by their sis
ters in England, and that alone is held
far more to their credit and speaks
more in favor of their ability for self
restraint and political wisdom than all
the pageants, or parades, or "hikes" of
a decade could have accomplished.
Wumcii nowadays arc phvsician-, they
are lawyers, professors of colleges.
leaders in educational movements they
share men's work in so many walks
The pageant of vesterday and the
tableaux on the south portico ot the
Trcasurj building were hardly needed
to impress fair-minded men with the
position occupied by women in this
countrj and in the twentieth century.
Ml that was full understood, but since
the leaders of the votcs-for-women
movement believed that yesterday's
demonstration would draw the atten
tion of the citizens and the lawgivers
of the United States still more to their
efforts to gain equal suffrage, we shall
not gainsay them. They certainly have
shown what they can do under given
conditions, and when they have the
chance. It was an impressive parade,
and it would be stultifying in the light
of this great demonstration to deny the
capacity of American women to help
the men in carrving out the world's
But when all is said, we cannot but
reiterate what we took occasion to re
mark the other day, when commenting
Maj. Sylrester and the Women.
If Maj. Sjlv ester should "protect"
the inaugural paraders to-day in the
same manner and as efficiently as he
did the women-righters esterday, he
will stand a first-rate chance of losing
Not only was the whole thing a dis
grace to the Capital City, where to-day.
at least, a quarter million persons will
witness the Presidential pageant, but
the superintendent of the Metropolitan
police by allowing the ropes at the
curbs of the Avenue to be trampled
down, thus allowing the vast multitude
to overflow on the street proper, has
created a precedent that may act as a
boomerang upon him and his force
and methods to-day and lead to a ver
itable not. when the people will insist
on doing the same thing they did ves
tcrday with impumtj.
Whether Maj. SvhcMer is personally
opposed to woman suffrage wc know
not, and care less But it has been al
leged all along that he at lint de
clined to give the women a permit to
parade the streets vesterdav He was
obliged to grant it, and we ask. Where
was the platoon of police, the usual
vanguard at all parades? Where, in
fact, was the enlarged police force
vesterdav? We will bet a red apple that
there will be a platoon of them in to
day's parade, that they will scrupu
lously guard the roped-off curbs, and
that they will strictly enforce the rule
that none of the crowd step out into
Wasn't our superintendent of police
farsighted enough and experienced
enough to foresee that with t're hosts
of inauguration visitors in the city he
would not be able to enforce order
and give adequate protection to our
women, who, whatever their aim, ef
fort (or, if jou please, foil)), may be.
are American women, and tor that
reason alone must be protected'
And what protection was accorded
them on the eve of the induction into
office of the very man who is inclined
to favor their movement'
Things became so chaotic that the
cavalry from Fort Mver, for whom
the leaders of the women had pe
titioned, but who were denied them
had to be called posthaste to keep
the crowds at least in a semblance
of order to give the paraders a chance
to finish the march.
Incidentally, the people that formed
the crowds might have shown some
consideration for the marchers for, in
reality, they were as lawless as the po
lice were Ia
A LITTLE NONSENSE.
WASHXXGTOX ON IXATJGURATIOJT
Fair 'Washington, our nation's pride.
The pride of many lands.
Its beauties now proceeds to hide
Behind reviewing; standi.
The Treasury," with columns gray.
A Duuaing wen worth while.
Is thoroughly ensconced to-day
Behind a lumber pile.
The Capitol, the Joy of years.
Displays scarce one fine Una,
It Is behind a thousand tiers
Of rough unfinished pine.
The Monument alone defeats
The carpenter's fell craft.
Be cannot build a pile of seats
To hide that mighty shaft.
The Capitol looks squatty to the Im
portant new Congressman, but It win
loom larger as he dwindles.
OS the Water Wagon.
The fourth of March Is a great day,
"It Is In Washington, anyhow. What
shall we do to celebrate?"
"I think we'd better have an Inaugural
Had It Hidden.
The man wss looking at houses.
"Where s tho lawn?"
"Here It Is, said the agent. "The man
next door had his door mat over It."
Watch jour hat and coat, and your
Tho plum tree has gone with the cherry
tree, everj thing Is under civil service.
An Inaugural hall Is all right as
starter, but don't take too many.
Washington Is a city of magnltlcent dis
tances between the position ou go after
and the Job you get.
Please do not step on the new Con
gressman, or hitch our horses to them.
He thought he'd like a consul's work;
Hut later on asked for
A chanco to bo a modest clerk
Or clfo .1 Janitor
NATION'S Men of affairs in cartoon
The New Paper Money.
"1 see the government wants the new
bills to look valuable. In short, they
want a deign in keeping."
"I would suggest a dressed turkey In
the center, with a border of lamb chops."
March 4 In History.
March 4. 1KT With true slmpllclt).
Jimes ni'chanan drives his own automo
bile to the Capitol.
March 4. 1S5 Davy Crockett dances
with Tcggy O'Neill at the Inaugural ball.
Stranger In Washington.
"Sir, can you show mo tho Treasury
"See that pile of lumber yonder?"
"Tho Treasury i the building behind
Trend of the Times.
news dispatch in the columns of
The Herald from New Haven gives
the vote of the emor class at Yale pub
lished in its class book These class
votes arc taken at the end of the four
jear college course, and represent the
carefully collected opinion of the men
as they are leaving college and start
ing out into the world The class
voted in favor of the Democratic party,
74; Progressive, 27, and Republicans,
11, with 25 Independents.
The fact that there were more than
twice as many independents in the class
as Republicans and about the same
number as Progressives, with more
Democrats than Republicans, independ
ents, and Progressives combined, is an
interesting fact when it is remembered
that Yale is pre-eminently the national
university, in the sense that it draws
its students from the country as
whole. A more significant fact, and
one which shows the tendency of the
times, is that there were more total
abstainers in the class by 27 than those
who drink. Of the latter beer was the
favorite beverage by over 100 per cent,
After California's Treeta.
fYom tha 1n Anodes riprm.
Citrus fruit shippers nnd growers of
Southern California, In session this morn
ing, at a meeting called by the Citrus
Protective i-eague In the Consolidated
Realty Building, were highly pleaded at
the improved conditions of their orchards,
as a result of the copious rains since the
They were a unit in declirlng that the
rains, coming after the frost, would be
highly bcnettclal to the trees and help
start sip Honing and thus mature the
fruit. The rains will cause the damaged
fruit to drop sooner than otherwise and
give the growers a better opportunity tr
learn Just how much was badly froren
The league, which has asked the ship
pers to co-operate In a movement to ship
only the best colored, best flic, and least!
damaged oranges to the last, is meeting
with co-operation of the citrus men, and
tho meeting to-day was to further the
work along thst line
G B. Shsttuck. of Tustln. exhibited at
the meeting to-day a number of oranges
uninjured bv- the recent frosts, taken
from his groves
STATESMEN REAL AITO HEAK
Br FBED C. KELLT.
Well Known ti
CLARENCE P. KINO.
Street Railway and Financial Circles.
Ki5v'tiie story or the rnar wttaimjft K?X
VlZ ZS? BV THE PRESIDENT- EUSCT. "g.
Ratlrond Over Popocntnpetl.
rTom Hirier a Weeily
Between the Mulato River In Chile
and Potosl in Bolivia a railroad line
whose highest point is If., 000 feet
above sea level, has been constructed
This Is the highest railroad in the
world. The road connecting Argen
tint and Chile reachos almost tile
same height An English lompsny
proposes to construct a roal still high
er to unlto Mexico city with Pub!o.
and ascent Mount PopocatapetJ, this
volcano being 17.300 feet above sea
level. This new line will servo prin
cipally to transport sulphur from a bed
In tho mountains containing, accord
ing to the estimate of experts, millions
One lew of Conservation.
From tte sn rrarcuiro Chronicle
The Geological Survey reports a de
cline In prospecting "In several of tho
Western States In 1D11 and 191", " and
that "there was no notable discovery
lew ore bodies or deposits that seem
likely to promise immediate material
Increases In tho domestic gold out
put." There Is nothing surprising In
this statement to the Inhabitants of
tho several Western States. Tho perni
cious activity of the Washington bu
reaucrats has nearly driven all the
prospectors out of the field, and, of
course, ore bodies must remain undis
covered while that condition exists.
upon the "hike" from New York to
this city. Where was the necessity for land the users of hard liquors were in a
I this ado? No one doubts that -ar8(
women are the equal of men in a good
The pageant was well engineered and
carried through. The tableau-c were
masterful in their conception and per
formance, but who, in the name of
sense, doubted that they could and
would do it well? Does this give them
tne iranciusc tncy acmanar ro more
than did the hike to Albany or to the
Capital of the Nation Docs this
change tho minds of the lawgiversfrom
antis or "pros?" Perhaps so, and then
again perhaps not. Men judge these
matters from a different angle alto
gether than do women They might
LHsk if the family will not be made to
fer by such "doings," that it might
tp loosen the ties of the domestic
Lthe nation if carried to excess.
in many States, have been
right to vote on all matters
minority. When it 'u considered
that college dajs arc supposed to be
the halcvon days of youth, "free from
care and despair, with wine dfv ine," the
fact that a large majority of the Yale;
class arc teetotalers of choice is an in
teresting indication of the life the stu
dents in our colleges lead, and of the
strong temperance war sweeping over
this country. ,
Possibly at some future Inauguration
the airship will be here, and those who
have to work will be able to get to their
places of business without being subject
to a lot of red tape.
The report that the inauguration com
mittee has been censured for having rec
ognized the public press for their extra
labor In making the week a success Is
Only the churches have not raised
prices for the Inauguration sea&on
The inaugural flower seems to be an
Two Empresses at Saltan's Palace.
From ths Till Mill Otrctte.
The Kmpress Eugenie, on her way to
the opening or the Suez Canal In 1SI.
had been tho first Christian sovereign
or woman to lodge In one of the Sul
tan's palaces, but after that our Prin
cess of Wales was entertained at Lolma
Bagtche on the occasion of her trip to
the East with her husband, while In
1SW Abdul Hamld seated himself In
the same carriage with th German
Empress, and thus iDnducted her to
Ylldiz Kiosk. More than that, the Em
press spent an evening with the ladles
of the harem.
The Whole Country Disagrees Ofer Granting Congress the Power to Lty Im-
potti Only Five States Send Representatives to the Convention Alex
ander Hamilton Agrees With Washington in His Theory of a General Gov
ernment The Rebellion in Massachusetts.
iCormtfit. UX. bj lltrrer Brotten. SU rljhts
lOorcrlrlit. U bT McCJure .Newrr flrndmtt)
The whole country was in a tangle
disagreement about granting to Cong-ess
the power to lay lnipoes. Gardoqul,
was rumored, was Insisting, for irpoJn,
upon closing the Mississippi: 'twas evi
dent enough conference was needed Ev
er' thoughtful man might well pray that
it would bring peace and accommodation.
When Maryland's suggestion was read
in tho Virginian Assembly, there was
rrompt acquiescence Virginia asked all
the States of the Union (Jamjars . 1?) to
send delegates to a general conference
to be held at Annapolis on the tirst Mon
day in September, to consider and rec
ommend such additions to the powers of
Congress as might conduce to a better
regulation of trade
Wash In Eton's firave Charge.
"There Is more wlckedne's than Ig
norance In the conduct of the States, or.
In other words. In the conduct of those
who havo too much Influence In the gov
ernment of them." Washington wrote
hotly to Henry Iee, uron hearing to what
ienpths contempt of tho authority of
Congress had been carried: "and until the
curtain is withdrawn, and the private
views and selfish principles upon which
these men act are exposed to public no
tice. I have little hope of amendment
without another convulsion '
Perhaps tho conference at Annapolis
would withdraw- the curtain and give the
light leave to wotk a purlticitlon, and
he waited anxiously for tho lsue
But when the commissioners assem
bled they found only Ave States repre
sentedVirginia. Pennsylvania. Dela
ware, New Jersey, nnd New York.
Maryland had Middenly fallen lndlf-
tile, to the measurea which the address
proposed; and the States would have act
ed on the call as slackly as before, had
not the winter brought with It something
like a threat of social revolution, and
fairly startled them out of their negligent
The Rebellion ot Shays.
The central counties of Massachusetts
broke Into violent rebellion, under one
bhays, veteran of the Revolution not
to reform the government, but to rid
themselves of it altogether: to shut the
courts and escape the payment ot debts
The Insurgents worked their will for
weeks together; drove out the officers of
tho law, burned and plundered at
pleasure through wholo districts, living
upon the land like a hostile arm, and
were brought to a reckoning at last only
when a force thousands strong had been
fcrent, and had not appointed delegates. '"'TO " "'"-
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Mates Sympathise with Mia.
Island, and North Carolina had appointed The contagion spread to Vermont and
delegates, but they had not taken the New Hampshire, and, even when the out
troublo to come. Connecticut. South Caro- break had been crushed, the States con-
Una, and Georgia had Ignored the call al- cemrd were Irresolute In the punishment
together. The delegates who were in at- of the leaders
tendance, besides, had come with only Rhode Island declared her sympathy
tho most Jealously restricted powers, only with the insurgents. Vermont offered
Now Jersev, In her great uneasiness at them aslum; Massachusetts brought the
bting nelgl bor to the powerful States of jeadera to trial and conviction only to
New York and Pennslvania. had author- pardon and set them free again.
Ized her representatives to "consider how f Congress dared do no more than make
far a uniform sstcm In thir commercial covert preparation to cheek a general rls-
regulatlons and o'hrr important matters
might bo nececsry to the common inter
est and permanent harmony of the sev
eral State; "
Ilnmlltnn's Mirrlnc Appeal.
The other delegates had no such scope,
all deemed It futile to attempt their busi
ness In 50 small a convention, and It was
resolved to make another opportunity
Alexander Hamilton, cf New York, drew
up their address to the States and In It
made bold to adopt New Jersey's hint,
and ask for a conference which should
not merelv consider questions of trade.
but ilso "devio such further provisions
as should appear to them necessary to
render the Constitution of the Federal
government adequate to the exigencies of
Hamilton held with Washington for a.
had been bom and bred as a la
In the West Indle and had never re
celved the local pride of any lolony State
Into his blood He had served with the
army, toe. In close Intimacy with Wash
ington, and, though twenty-five years his
captain's Junior, had seen as clearly as
ne saw tne deep hazards of a nation's
The Congres was Indifferent. If not hos-
By geoiige i-itch,
Anthur of "At Good Old Slwash."
it took that long to sort out tho returns
Now, however, the worst Is usually
known after supper on election day and
tho President, who has Just died, politi
cally, has to hang around four months
until he is turied while the man with
a large, uncontrollable hope has to wait
even longer before he can coin It Into a
post-office or a Cabinet position. Both
of these arc unnecessary cruelties, and
Knlcker The pen Is mightier than the
Bocker Tes: there isn't any fountain
LET WOMKV AOTEi
M mrnra tote If ther demre,
Vnd tlm their liritr in'plre-
MI ncbto men to do alt porxt
lor KiTtlT, lofly vomanhmd'
fxt wcrnfB mte to help the caaw.
To rnriff ths mtioD'a link
llr Totniff rsit all sired and wre-nc.
rVushlnc the eniel and the rtrens'
let vrtmen TPte to help theraHlre
Vnd loin the world that din and delrrs
lnr intiton and the glorious licht
That erer cd 1 the rauv of risht '
!et women rote becau their Cod
Vtade them all htnnan on this and
Vnd when they art on lind or aea
They tote for loro and liberty!
It weenm rote fx sure as fate
Their rTrp"s In ths horn and atate.
Is stowIdb rrandly day by day
And roon fhaii win a gulden away!
JOHN' A. JOTCE.
waaMmton. D. C March 1 U
This Is Inauguration day the day on
which the new-made President Is firmly
Installed in office and the discarded ex
ecutive Is turned loose without ceremony
to And some new Job without a brass
Inauguration day Is regarded with ferj
vent Joy by the countless patriots who
have been In the minority for the last
sixteen 3 ears and havo at last arrived
in sight ot some fat office. It is also
the greatest day In the car for Wash
ington. There aro veterans In Wash
ington who have fought and bled through
the last fifteen inaugural balls and
many a feeble old man will tell his
grandchildren to-night how he stormed
the punch bowl in the Pension Building
In the great struggle of 1S76.
On Inauguration day the expiring
President rides with his successor to
the Capitol Building and helps him tnke
the oath of office. This Is not considered
to bo as pleasant a Job as walking be
hind the chariot of a Roman conqueror,
neither Is It as healthful. Often the
parade lias to stop until the rotar snow
plows In front gets the road cleared, and
when the ex-President finishes his task,
he has a plug hat full of snow, and
pneumonia Is getting ready to move Into
his sstem. Ex-Presidents do not usual
ly live very long, but there should be
some more humane method of hastening
On Inauguration day also the ex-Presl-dent
takes his successor over the White
House. Rhows him how to work the check
draft on the furnace, gives him tho key
to the grade door and the china closet,
tells him what to do In case tho kitchen
sink clogs up again and then wishes
him well and goes away on tho night
train. Turning over the White House to
his successor Is the one solemn Joy of the
day for the ex-President.
Inauguration day comes four months! namd. at ail
alttr election because In the esrly times i iGcwrUht, ub, by Ueoojs Mitbew Adams.)
- I TTV
Washington's Indignant Protest.
"You talk, mv good sir," wrote Wash
ington to Henry Lee, in Congress, "of
emplo Ing Influences to appease the pres
ent tumults In Massachusetts. I know
not where that Influence is to be found,
or, if attainable, that it would be a proper
remedy for the disorders. Influence Is no
government Let us have one by which
our lives, liberties, and properties will be
secured, or let us know- the worst at
It was an object lesson for the whole
countn , the dullest and the most leth
araic knew now what slack government
and financial disorder would produce.
The States one and all save Rhode Is-1-ind
bethought them of the convention
called to meet In Philadelphia on tho
second Monday In May, 1757. and dele
gates were appointed.
Even Congress took the ieison to heart,
and gave Its sanction to the conference.
Tu-raortrovr Washington Presi
dent of Constitutional Convention.
should be ended. The President ought to
bo inaugurated December l On tho
ether hand Washington wants the in
augural dav put off until May, when the
o'imatc Is better and higher prices can
bo secured for scats In the reviewing
stand. If inaugural parades are neces
sary this should be done, but there aro
many who are of the opinion that the
government could be run. If duo caution
were exercised, without any Inaugural
London Place Names.
I'Tora tl trsidoo Times
Manv London thoroughfares, like many
a rountry village, probably owe their
rames to the existence of some hostelry
lu the Immediate neighborhood, and
around which. In course of time, other
houses were built, so that at last, a street
was formed Hanging Sword alley, off
Whitefriars Street, and Catherine Wheel
alley, near Liverpool Street station. n
doubt obtained their names In this man
ner. Oracecburch Street, city. Is said to
have had nothing: whatever to do with
that particular vlrtuo In the beglnnliur,
and perhaps there Is no more of It there
nowadays than there used to be .It was
originally spelt "Grass-church." because
cf the grass that once grew along Us
edges, or on account of tho fact that
vendors of herbs dwelt there. Holborn
Is another corruption of a perfectly dif
ferent word. Originally It was "Old
Eournc" or "Hill Bourne, so called from
the stream which broke out near where
Holborn Bars afterward stood, and ran
down the side of the street to the Fleet
River. From tho latter, as every one
may suppose. Fleet Street took its name.
Ard as a final example of the corruption
of names, brought about by the loose
regard for spelling and pronunciation that
our forefathers entertained, one may In
stance the Barbican, which, as we are
assured. Is an easy rendering of the old
word "Burg-kenning watch-tower.
Abundant evidence as to the marshy
t ature of the ground upon which a large
part of tho city of Ixmdon was originally
built Is still to be discovered In such
names as Fenchurch Street, and Moor
fields. The dlst-ict traversed by tho
first of these was at one time nothing
better tnan fenlaiid. the Langbourn, a
tributary of the Thamea, running across
it. rinsbury, fer tho same reason, was
at first "Fensbury." but the alteration
of a single letter has entirely destroyed
all Indications as to its Insalubrious be
ginnings That area of the city was
known as Moorflclds must havo taxed
tho ingenuity of tho builder to no small
extent when he first attempted to set
houses upon it. for wc are told that the
ground was of such a squelchy nature
that causewas of wood and stono had to
be built across It bfore It could b
This may throw a bit of light on tb
ways of political bosses and help to ex
plain how bosses of the Boles Penross
type maintain their hold.
A young newspaper man struck "Wash
ington not long ago and got on the trail
of a story that led him to the office of
Senator Penrose. But Penrose said ha
didn't know anything about the facts
the correspondent wanted.
'Tvo heard of the matter," he went
On to say. "and there's a clerk In one
of the offices about the Capitol her
who kno-r-s the whole story, I think. I'll
ask him tj hunt you up and tell you
what he knows. I'm leaving town to-day,
but the first chance I have I'll ask him
to tell you all about It."
"Hadn't you better make a note of
it?" suggested the correspondent, du
biously. "Oh no. Til remember It all right,"
So the newspaper man went his war.
believing that the Incident was closed.
Three weeks later a young man cams
to his office and said:
"You're Mr. So-and-so aren't you?
Senstor Penrose stopped me to-day and
asked- me if I would hunt you up and
tell you the facts about soma story you
were Interested In."
Penrose had actually carried the thlnr
around in his head for three weeks un
til ne got a chance to keep his promise.
Oscar W. Underwood, Ways and Meant
Committee chairman, baa a colored done.
keeper who owns and operates the most
wonaemn smile now extant. The man
does not reserve the smile for stats
occasions, either, but bestows It with
great Impartiality on all comers, r
gardlets -of political, racial, rellzlous.
baseball, or other differences. He smiles
But the other day he cracked his flrt
A man with a gaudy set of whlsVers
desired to see Underwood, but would not
state wnat nis mission was about Un
derwood was busy and could not give
time to visitors who merely cams tn
discuss current literature or satisfy mor
"What does ths man want?" he in
"I don't know, sah." replied th Cer
berus with the gorgeous grin, "but I have
an idea he wants to try to keep wh!krs
off the free list."
"The finest tribute to the American
Indian I know of Is a meeting of our
committee." remarked a member of th
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
"Two members of the committee. Sena
tors Owen and Curtis, are part Indian.
And they run things Just about to suit
Senator Gamble, who Is the nominal
head of the committee up until the ex
piration of his term, is a mild mannered
man. Senator Owen Is not. Thus each
has ben a good foil for the other at
"The meeting will now stand ad
journed." says Chairman Gamble.
"We'll not adjourn until a couple of
other matters of mine have been taken
up." suggests Owen.
"A motion to adjourn "vlll be In or
der," says Gamble later on. after Owen
seems to be through.
"I have one or two matters yet to be
considered." murmurs Owen. In his tense
manner. And he gets 'em considered.
When Owen sees ever thing cleared up
to his satisfaction, hn leans back In his
chair and Gsmbie adjourns the meet
ing. As everybody knows, or will know
after they get through rcsdlng this In
teresting little paragraph. Representa
tive Dick Hobson Is r great fellow to get
up In the House and make speeches
He'll make a speech and then the next
day he'll make another one and to on.
Dick returned to Washington not long
ago. after a lecturing tour, and when he
entered the Houeo for the first ttmsi
s'nee his absence. Representative Tom
Crago of PennsIvanla turned to Repre
sentative George White of Ohio and,
George. I'll bet ou Dick Hobson gets
up and makes a speech Inside of five
"Cut It to four minutes," says White,
"and I'll take the bet."
So Crago took a chance even at four
In exactly three minutes and a half
Hobson arose and submitted some re.
ma-Ks on certain matters appertaining to
naval affairs In this countrj-.
Senaf- "Sawney" Webb, the Tenness
schoolmaster and bad boy trainer, who is
In public life until noon. March 4. has
made a talk on some temperance or re
ligious topic in Tennessee cities nearly
every Sunday for the last twentv years.
A friend hero asked him the other day
how much such work had paid him.
This." replied "Swaney." holding up a,
sm-vll pocket knife "That's all I've got
out of It. One day a hardware merchant
in Knoxville gave me that at the close
of my lecture. It's all I ever managed to
Representative Garland Dupre of Lou
isiana got a request the other day from
a man who desired to get hold of a gov
ernment work on th subject of goats.
Dupre got his request mixed up with a
number of others and sent him a copy
of the Congressional Director".
Senator Ollle Jam-s sat down to a Mg
dinner with a party of friends the othr
day. looked It over, sighed contentedlv.
sank back Into his chair, and remarked
"I certainly do like food."
(OpyrUAt, mi by IVid a TCeCy. A3 stats a.
afety on Land and Sea,
rrom tho PnfladdEfcla. Inqnlrer.
It Is a peculiar fact that while on land
we have enjoyed thus far one of the
most open winters in the history of tho
Weather Bureau, the ocean has been
more severely storm-tossed during the
ptst month than It has been In years.
Ship after ship has made port only
after terrible battles with the elements.
and few are lucky enough to come
through without Impressive sears from
the fights they have waged.
The fact that they have risen super
ior to these struggles Is an Illuminating
commentary on the advancement that
has been made In shipbuilding during
the past ten or fifteen lears. This pro
gress has developed such confidence in
the present safety of ocean travel that
steamships are sent from their sailing
ports Into the midst of storms that are-
known to be raging on the deep with lit
tle concern as to their safety.
At times, of course, this feeling of
security Is overshadowed by a Tltanlo
tragedy, but. taken by the large, com
parison between those who travel on
land and on water seems to argue bet
ter for the security of the latter.
Platinum Is being produced in the
United States In Increasing quantities
91 troy ounces, worth J1.S14, in 1802;
ounces, worth $la.r.S3, In 1907. and
ounces, worth JIO.S'JO, In 1311.
"There are several good waters.
There are a fexu better voters.
There is but one best tcater
TANSAN Water from Jafan."
J. H. Magruder
G. G. Corawell Q Sons
Tansan Water is served at the
highest grade hotels, restaurants,
clubs, and cafes.
Quarts, bints, and "Nipf."
"Phoneuis; we deliver. 1