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THfiD WASHINGTON TIMES, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1912. '
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TUESDAY, MAY 28. 1912.
HERESY IN BABY-RAISING.
.confront tho lady voters, so newly endowed with tho
toga virilis, so to speak. To be caught between
Beelzebub and the boundless deep was as nothing
to being hemmed in between the Rum Demon and
the sunken garden. On the one hand the call of
estheticism, tho purr of tho pussywillows, the bride
like beauty of tho orange blossoms. On the other
hand tho abiding presence of tho ruth-sucker, the,
blighting grist of tho gin mill. It was a fearful
ordeal, for a delicately nurtured electorate. '
Perhaps slander has bcon at work with the fair
fame of tho lady voters. Unless their ballot were
distinguishable by some feminine touch, such as a
whiff of frangapani, for example, it is hard to see
why they should be charged with having wielded
tho balance of power. Such, at least, is the charge,
and, at all events, the sunken garden will remain,
and so will tho beer garden. Ill-natured people will
seek to draw political lessons7 from this feminine
weakness at the polls, but the larger charity of the
.world will see in it but the woman's kindred affection
for 'her sisters, the lily and the rose.
A MOTHER'S PROBLEM.
Nation's Particular Stars
Arrive for One Presentation
of Lambs' Gambol.
alia' Mtxrdock Sees "The Hypocrites"
And Decries Broadness of the Lines
Alarmed over the extravagance that marks tho
dressing of high school girls, sixty of Cincinnati's
socially prominent matrons have started a reform in
which they themselves will set an example of sim
plicity and modesty in dress.
May their numbers increase and their 'example bo
followed in other communities. The overdressing of
school girls, their growing habit to imitate the ex
treme styles used by their elders, has led to many
First of all, and deplorable in itself, it has robbed
the American nation of the girl, in the literal sense
of that word. We now have children and t young
women. There is no intermediate step between the
short, fluffy, knee-length dress and the party gown.
The nursery and the first beau are next door to each
other. The maiden "standing with reluctant feet"
is a memory almost a myth.
Then, too,' the extremes to which girls of the,
school age have been permitted to go in dressing
has bred class distinctions, snobs, shoddy aristocracy,
and kept many a parent on the treadmill in order
that the girl might not appear at a disadvantage
among her schoolmates.
It has been a large factor in diminishing the
number of girls who do not finish their high school
education. They simply cannot afford to dress as
other girls do, and they will not suffer the humilia
tion of appearing at a disadvantage. So pronounced
is this evil that in many places school authorities have
prescribed regulation gowns for graduation days.
Moreover, and worst of all, it has perverted the
minds" of girls. It has given them a misconception of
what constitutes a woman and womanhood. Fine or
It has frequently been nointed out that the most "ashy clothes rather than a hne mind ana modest
I provincial settlement in this country is the city of manners is their idea of being popular. It has en-
I New York. Let a man stop and look up at the sky couragea inai most pernicious ui evus, street gauumg.
XT it-- -! I lit- J i . Jit.
iiuw cumes ine nii;Hgu ueuiui uepanrneni wiin
tho-startling information that the old-fashioned meth-
iod of taking care of babies is cruel and often fatal.
Then follows a lot of rules for the raising of the new
After reading the bulletin the wonder is how
any of those who joined in its promulgation ever sur
vived,beyond the teething period. The main trouble
iwith the new-fashioned baby, so far as we are able
to judge, is the lack of old-fashioned mothers.
Let's quit worrying about posterity and give a
little more concern to our ancestry.
THE FARMER AS.BORROWER.
i Be it far from us to attempt to belittle the in
vestigation now under way by foreign representa
tives of our State Department to ascertain how the
American farmer may borrow money of banks on
equal terms with the industrial, railroad, and munici
pal corporations. It is said the investigation is cen
tering about the Credit Foncier of France and the
Landschaften of Germany.
TWay we suggest that out West the farmer has
solved the problem by owning the banks, loaning his
money to big corporations and spending his winters
in Florida or California. Might not some depositions
be taken in Kansas or Indiana, where farmers own
imore automobiles than are owned in New York city?
NEW YORK'S PROVINCIALISM.
There arp more famous theatrical
stara In Washington today than over
before at oho time.. Arriving at 10
o'clock this morning with scores of
others of little less prominence, wore
David Wat-field, Robert Mantoll, James
O'Neill, Frederic Warde, 'Montgomery
and 'Stone, Raymond. Hitchcock, Robert
Edeson, Wilton Lackaye, Due tin Far
num, Eddlo Foy, Jeffcrsorf deAngells,
Thomas A. Wise, Dlgby Bell. Nat Wills,
Macklyn Arbuckle, Frank Mclntyre,
Augustus ThomaB, Andrew Mack; and
over a score of others.
These are all members' of the TJambs'
Club, and will appear at the gambol
In the National Theater this afternoon,
In tho most remarkable program of
comedy, tragedy, mlnstrolsy, and muslo
over presented In Washington.
The Lambs came on thelrapectal train
fr6m New York at JO o'clock this morn
ing. Fifty carriages and lialf a dozen
"Seeing Washington" automobiles were
In readiness to transport them to the
National Theater, where at 11:30 o'clock
the street parade started, In which all
of the members -f the company par
ticipated. The parade was headed by Victor Her
bert and his band of fifty musicians
and the route was from the National
Theater down Pennsylvania avenue to
Seventh street, thence to F street, to
Fourteenth street, to New York avenue,
to Fifteenth street, to Pennsylvania
avenue, to the National Theater.
After the matinee the Lambs will hur
ry to the station and proceed on their
special train to Baltimore, where a per
formance will be given this evening.
Washington Is one of nine cities In
which tho All-Star Gambol will be pre
sented. It Is the second city to be vis
ited by this aggregation. Tho gambol
had Its Initial presentation In the Metro
politan Opera House, New York, last
r.lght, where It broke all attendance rec
ords. During the week nine cities win
bo visited by the Lambs, and the pro
ceeds of the trip will bo used for an
addition to tho Lambs' clubhouse, In
Several things are suggested In "The
Hypocrites." which Is this week's offer
ing of the Buttcrfleld Players at the Be
lasco Theater. Henry Arthur Jones
wrote the piece, and In It ho propounds
several unanswerable questions. It Is
a play -that concerns Itself with "the
eternal triangle." introduoes eugenics
among other 'problems, and discusses
without blushes things that nice people
do not discuss, except In the bosom of
their families. As a matter of fact. It
should not have been a play at all; for
even In Its most hopeful moments It Is
merely a sermon, preached with living
examples, to- be sure, which helps to
lighten It somewhat, but a sermon nev
presence excellent, his vclce melodious
and distinct, and his appnaranco all
thttt -ono couM wish of ft stock leading
man. .As a' pulpit orator he Is excellent.!
.Ni unui no in nceu in buhpu uuim iiiujr
will it be possible tp Bay more:
Imitates Mrs. Fiske.
Miss Marbury as Mrs. Wllmore. Imi
tates Mrs. Flske to such an extent that
It ic only necessary to shut one's. eyes
and blot out the vision 'of .Miss Mar
bnry's exotic beauty to believe that
those short, staccato sentences deliver
ed with that peculiar Intonation, are
from the lips of Mrs; Flske herself.
Mr. Buttcrfleld, as usual, Alls to per
fection the nart of Lennard Wllmorcr.
the son, who caused oil the trouble, and
Miss Glcndlnnlng Is seen as tho weepy,
It Is a play that In which peoplo of highly beauteous, but wronged heroine
that unclasslllel English social stratum I 0f- tho play, Rachel Neve. Miss Mel
that Ilea between the upper class and I vlllc-. is excellent In the part of Helen
the great middle class, drink tea con
tinually," and talk endlessly through
four acts, whereas the story might have
been told better and more satisfactorily
Two Girls Love
The Same Man.
A highly nervous girl, 'and an ultra
hysterical one, love the same man, who
is decidedly not worth the love of any
nice girl. I am sorry to admit that
one of the girls had loved not too wisely
but too well, and she bounds sobblngly
Into the play In tho middle of the first
act, after everything had been nicely
and conveniently arranged that the
young man should marry the other girl
the girl with plenty of money and
Of course, the young man has no
doubt that he can manage somehow to
squirm out of his Iiaslon with girl No.
1, and that he can blind the eyes of
girl No. 2 to his true character and his
many lapses from virtue. His parents,
nice, amiable people, assist him in this
effort, though they preach morality and
high living continually and persistently.
LACK OF LICENSE
RUN CAR COSTS
CAPltAL WAN $2.95
J. E. Donnelly Fined Mini
mum Amount by Rock
This is the story of tho play, In which
x man of the Butterflold PI
Franklin Ritchie, was seen In the part
for tho first time last night, the new
loading man or tne ButteriioM PlaycrH,
and a crowd will gather big enough to block traffic,
The confidence man finds it his most fertile field.
Here in Washington it is a most commonplace
foccurrence to see the .President of the United States
I strolling up Connecticut avenue, threading his way
among the. shoppers in the. business district or mak
ing friends with the children at play in Lafayette
Park. Occasionally somebody who 'hasn't lived here
very long will turn round to glance at him a second
I time. On the other hand, look at the so-called me
Itropolis. Mr. Taft couldn't take a little walk up
Fifth avenue without attracting a crowd, of a thous
and people. He had to take refuge in a. private resi
dence. Nb wonder the zoo is one of New York's
Senator Lorimer' announces that he will not re
sign. Ha proposes to stick, and to see his friends
and enemies stand up for the count.
On this decision the Senator is entitled to un
qualified congratulation. It is an act of real patriot
ism; It is a distinct and obvious service to the
i There are something over fortySenators who
willwote to keep Lorimer in his seat. If they are.
brought to the scratch and forced .to vote, they will
be retired just as fast as the people can get at them.
They are just exactly the sort of Senators who
ought to be retired. If Lorimer should now resign,
and save them from the necessity of voting, some
of them might save their precious skins.
Therefore, the Senator is doing a noble and
patriotic service in staying by the ship till it goes
'down with all these on board.
practiced at first merely in order to display clothes
and attract attentipn. You never see a girl plainly
dressed, as becomes girls in their early teens, 'trapes
ing the streets.
The society women of Cincinnati have set about
to correct an evil for which women are largely to
blame, and they have set about to correct it in the
quickest and most effective manner. A dozen such
examples is worth more than a hundred suffragette
THE .ULTIMATE CONSUMER AGAIN.
BOURNE ASKS AID
FOR ELECTIONS PLAN
Progressive Leader Urges Friends
of Direct Voting Amendment
to Get Busy.
MR. tfUSCH'S SUNKEN GARDEN.
When that esthetic brewmaster, Mr. A. Busch,
grew weary of blowing the foam off his cup of hap
piness in St. Louis, he went out to Pasadena, and,
like Tobit in the field of Ardath, sat down among
the flowers. He expended the price of many brew-
igs on the construction of a sunken garden. The
dryads and hamadryads who hid their shy Pentelican
limbs among the moonflowers and oleanders gave a
realistic hint of" Eden-before the fall. Exotic creep
ers embowered the Jtalian pergolas and draped the
marble fountains. The orchid was as the chick weed
Pasadena was proud of the fact that Mr. Busch's
sunken garden ranked with those hanging gardens of
Babylon which made Nebuchadnezzar famous even
before he attracted attention as a grazer. Mr.
Busch was proud of his garden, too, and, like his
t Babylonian prototype, he is a kingly sort of person
in the community where he has his laundry done.
So when the suggestion came up that it would
be a good thing Ao strangle the Rum Demon and
outlaw the commodity by which Mr. Busch had at
tained to eminence, he remarked, loud enough to
be heard by the newly enfranchised feminine voters,
that if the seltzer ceased to gurgle and the Busch
auser ceased to flow he would close up his sunken
garden. He was not quite certain whether he would
feed it to horned cattle or move it with him to Santa
Monica. It was a cruel alternative with which to
Owing to the recent concessions granted the
miners it is announced that the public this summer
will pay an advanced rate for coal, instead of being
granted the usual summer discount. If the demands
of railroad employes, now pending, be granted, it
will increase operating expenses of railroads, several
millions, which .will be finally shifted to the consumer.
The whole theory;that we can allow some part of
society a special privilege be it increase in em
ployes wages, protection for the employer or exten
sions and improvements in public service corpora-
.. . . .. .. . i r - aI
lions ana maKe me particular Denenciary pay ine
cost is falling to pieces. We have even progressed to
where we know the consumer pays the tariff that
protects our industries. .
All reforms, improvements and special privi
leges find their reason in the claim "they benefit so
ciety. If so, then society must pay for them. Mak
ing improvements, legalizing special privilege, rais
ing wages and then charging it to the other fellow is
pretty theory, but it doesn't work out.
Senator Lodge may think the ultimate consumer
is a myth, but the billing clerk knows that he is the
only really substantial institution in the country. The
fact that he foots all bills is being impressed upon
him with new force each day and this alone makes
the greatest conservative force in the nation.
WHY THE BEEF PROBE HURTS.
ot tho Rev. Edwaj-.l Llnncll. curata of
Weyoury. In this role he doled out
any number of cheerful thoughts on
weighty subjects, throughout the four
actH of the play. I like his stage pres
ence, and I dare say from the sample
of his work last night, he is an excel
lent actor. However, that rt-mains to
be seen. Last evening he only preached,
but his enunciation is clear, his stage
PlmreneL and Mr. Forrester scores In
tne part or Mr. vtveasn, lawver ana
counselor to the Wllmore family.
Also figurine irf the cast are Mr. Lane,
as Sir John Plugenet,.Mr. Clark as the
Rev. Edward Daubney, Miss Havlln as
Mrs. Linn ell. Miss Woodln as Patty, a
servant at the Ltnnells' and Miss War
ren as Mrs. Blaney, the village busy
body, a character part In which Miss
Warren's delightful comedy possibilities
were given full opportunity.
On the Program.
A line upon the program of the Be
lasco reads: "The policy of this com
pany will bo Invariably to offer only
works of the best authors, worthy, en
tertaining plays, well acted and with
every detail of scenic investiture com
plete." Of the worth of "The Hypocrites" I
blush to speak. Perhaps I am old-fashioned,
but such matters as those talked
about and persistently discussed In the
play were not mentioned when I was
Times have changed, however, since
then, and possibly discussion of this
character Is agreeable to some. How
over, I should not take a sixteen-year
boarding school miss to see "The Hypo
crites," even though it does preach a
sermon. In spite of our boasted liberal
ity of education and freedom of speech,
there are some things that are better
The play Is beauUfully staged, and
the action takes place In the little vil
lage of Weybury, three of the acts be
ing laid in the residence of the Wll
mores, and the fourth In the home of
the Rev. Edgar Llnnell.
ROCKVILLB. Md.. May 28,-Hls fail
ure to have a certificate with him show
ing that he had obtained a Maryland
license to operate an automobile when
he was "held up" by W. A. Brooke,
Montgomery county's automobile depu
ty, near RockvIUe, Sunday afternoon,
cost J. E. Donnelly. ofWashington, 12.35
In the police court here.
It was the minimum fine that could
be imposed, Justice Mace's leniency
being due to a representation by Mr.
Donnelly that he had been made to
understand by a deputy automobile
commissioner that such a license was
not re quired. The maximum fine in
such a case Is $500, so Mr. Donnelly
considers that he got off easy,
William Thomas Allen, aged twenty
two, and Miss Mary H. Collins, aged
nineteen, both of Washington, wero
married In RockvIUe yesterday by tho
Rev. S. R. White, of the Baptist
Church, as were Rembrandt P. Morris,
aged twenty-five, of Covington, Pa., and
Miss Belva Lockwood Vance, of
Knightstown, ind., the home of tho
minister being the scene of-both ceremonies.
John Hodge, colored, 'visited a festiv
ltv given by the colored people of Olney
district a few evenings ago, and while
under tho Influence ot liquor used a
knife with painful results to no less
than four persons Isaac Lincoln, Carrie
Lincoln, James Thomas, and Samuel
Pumphrey none, however, being dan
gerously cut. Hodge faced four charges
of assault In the police court here yes
terday, and he pleaded guilty in all
four cases. Fines and costs aggregat
ing S2 were imposed.
Frederick A. Koch, aged twenty-one,
of Richmond, Va., and Miss Margaret
May Garrett, aged twenty, of Bagby,
Va., were married In RockvIUe by Rev.
Samuel R. White, of the Baptist
Church, at the home of the minister.
& In the Mail Bag &
Senator Bourne of Oregon, as presi
dent of tho National Progressive Re
publican League, today Issued a warn
ing to the progressives to Inaugurate a
campaign for ratification of tho pro
posed constltulonal amendment for pop
ular, direct election of Senators.
"Tho battle for tho amendment is not
won by passage of the resolution by
both houses of Congress, submitting it
to tho States," said Senator Bourne to
day. "It Is highly Important that In
every State candidates for the legisla
ture bo pledged to vote and work for
ratification of this amendment. Thir
teen States can defeat It. Thirty-six
must ratify It. GeoVgla's legislature
meets this fall and those of many other
States next January. It Is sincerely
hoped national conventions of both
parUcs will adopt a Btrang plank urg
ing ratification of 'the amendment."
An unsuccessful attempt was made
early today by three young white men
to break into the -building at 906 Penn
sylvania avenue northwest. Policeman
Qregor and Special Policeman Lloyd
saw tho men trying to force the lock
on tho front door about 2:30 o'clock.
The would-be housebreakers ran when
they saw the policemen.
Readers of The Times are invited to use this department as their
awn to write freely and frankly with the assurance that no letter
not objectionable in language will be dented publication. letters most
at, borrrrer exceed 200 vrorda la leoarth. and must be written only
on one side of the paper. Letters must bear the names and addresses
of the writers as evidence of good faltb. but the names wlU not be
mad publlo without the consent ot the contributor!. Address MAIL
BAG EDITOR. OP TUB TIMES.
STATE WINS POINT
IN MRROW TRIAL
What son the Program in.
Still Another Protest Against
Cracked Granlto Playgrounds.
To the Editor oX TUB TIMES:
It may be too Jate to go any good
at some schools, but The Times can
see that no more coarsoly cracked
granite play yards are made In this
city. CHARLES EDWARDS.
Still Protesting Against Coarse
flranlte in the Playgrounds.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
I understand there Is an association
formed between the parents and teach
ers of public schools. Can not this aBso
claUon take up the fight for decent
playgrounds and prevent any more
being fixed with coarse granite?
Thompson Is- a fine building, tho
teachers the best In the city. The
fault lies In the District of Columbia
officer who builds the grounds. I un
derstand the Board of EducaUon pro
tested against this method, but no
noUce was taken. Can't The Times
help get proper play yards?
It is very significant as circumstantial evidence
that at the very time the meat inspection bureau of
the Department of Agriculture is under investiga
tion, 26,000 pounds of "embalmed, beef" intended
for the marines sailing for Cuba, should have been
condemned by the special navy inspectors after it
had passed inspection of the Federal inspectors in
the employ of the Department of Agriculture,
In this case, like many others that have reflected
upon the Department of Agriculture, the mo-t chari
table construction is that somebody made a mistake.
But mistakes in that department have become a
habit. The department does not seem to profit by
them and improve. And the lamentable thing -is they
always happen so that the efficiency of the depart
ment is impaired, the laws are nullified, and the peo
ple get the nub end of it.
It is not Congressional investigations of the
meat inspection bureau that hurts foreign trade. It
is the persistent cropping out of such things as the
refusal of packing house products by naval inspec
tors upon the ground that it is "filthy and diseased'
that hurts foreign trade. No person, institution, or
I nation ever lost by making efforts to be clean.
The following Masonic organlzaUons
will meet tonight: Lodges Federal,
No. 1, F. A.; Acacia, No. 18, M. M.;
Takoma, No. 29, F. C. Royal Arch
Chapters Mt. Horeb. No. 7. mark:
Potomac, "No: 8, business. Ancient
and Acceptea Scottish Rite Robert de
Bruce Council. Knltrhta of Kodash.
business. Eastern Star Chapters
Electa, No. 2; Bethlehem, No. 7.
Tho following I. O. O. F. organizations
win meet tonignt: ixmges washing
ton, No, 6; degree work; Golden Rule,
No. 21, and Amity,. No. 27, business.
Encampment Fred D. Stuart, No. 7,
The following Knights of Pythias
lodges will meet tonight: Webster,
No. 7: Excelsior, No. 14; Germanla,
No. IB; Capital, No. 24: Myrtle, No. 25.
Meeting of Brlghtwood Tent, No. 6,
K. O. T. M., Maccabee Hall, Georgia
avenue and Longfellow street north
The following Red Men organizations
will meet tonight: Osceola Tribe. No.
19, Masonla Hall, Tenleytown: Idaho
Tribe, No. 15, Northeast Temple,
Twelfth and H streets northeast;
Seltese Tribe, No. 16. Paperhangers'
Hall, Seventh and G streets north
west: Waneta Council. No. 6, Fifth
.mi n streets northwest.
Mass meeting of the women of Park
View, to organize an auxiliary to tne
Park View Citizens' Association,
Whitney Avenue unristian unurcn.
Park road near . Georgia ' avenue, 8
Meeting of Washington Council, No. 224,
Knights of Columbus, 8 p, m.
Meeting of committee to arrange for
celebration of fiftieth anniversary of
the battle of Gettysburg, the New Rav.
Annual rose show of the Brookland
ClUzens Association, Masonic Temple,
.presentation of "Ab Tou Like It," by
the dramatic society of Trinity Col
lege, 4 p. m.
Talks op "Birds and Their Songs," by
Henry Oldys, reading room for the
blind, Library of Congress, 2 p. m. ,
National Aborn Opera Company, in
"Har.Bel and Gretel" and "Cavallerla
Rustical a," 8:15 p. m '
Poll's Poll Players in "The Fortune
Hunter, 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Columbia Columbia Players In "Wild
Fire." 8:15 p. m.
Belasco Butterfleld Players In "The
Hypocrites" 8:16 p. m.
Glen Echo Park Amusements for all.
Casino Elite vaudeville.
Majestic Family vaudeville, 1 to 11 p. m.
Cosmos Refined vaudeville, 1 to 11 p. m.
Arcade Bowling, motion pictures, and
Young Buffalo's Wild West. Fifteenth
and H streets 'northeast, 2 and 8 p. m.
Gentry Bros. Show, Sixteenth and U
streets northwest, I and 8 p. m.
Has a Plan for Enabling Strangers
In Washington to Become Ac
quainted. To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
Washington Is the camping ground for
people from every part of the earth.
Thousands are called here for Govern
jnent servicer they come as " strangers
and frequently eke out a lonely exlst
ance and live and die like exiles -without
making friends. People come here
to visit and frequently cut thslr visits
short becauso they don't know any
body. Girls, In their desperation, pick
up acquaintances on the streets. Now,
to end all this, I propose to open a Mu
tual Friendship Club, All who Join
win he or the nigncst type or mannooa
and womanhoodstrangers will be wel
come and meet refined people, Indulge
In music, games, dancing, and reading
periodicals. Who Is In favor of this
move? It would attract visitors to the
city and be more pleasant for the
strangers now within our gates.
KATHLEEN LA VARRA.
P. O. Box 2414.
Says Ministry Should Not Uphold
To the Editor of THE TIMES: -
I and Beveral of my friends were read
ing in your valuable paper the opinions
of several people on the saloons in
Southwest Washington and with utter
disgust we read the opinion of a man
who is supposed to teach the word of
God and then for this to uphold the sell
ing of beer,' whisky, and all other ln-l
toxicatlng drlnkB. Any priest or min
ister who encourages the Bale of Intoxi
cating, drinks or vpeaks in- Its favor
Is a wolf in sheep's clothes, and. well In
his heart he knows It. He also Is re
ceiving financial returns front these rum
sellers, or he would dare not say a
word In its favor, truly knowing the
torture, hell and torment.it s creating
in this world. How much better It
would be for this man of the Gospel to
keep this sinful opinion and ruinous in
fluence of his to himself instead of pub
lishing it in the papers, bo that the
veok-mlnded could not be Influenced by
it. How well drink exposes Itself. How
well a man in the .nulnlt nnnm. him.
self when he defends booze and rum
"eers. WILL CARSON.
Thinks a Theodore Would Be a God.
send to Cuba.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Our people are again called upon to
look after the troubles in Cuba. This
In our second attempt in asalsUnjr the
officials ot that country to maintain
order and protect our citizens residing
there. It coats us a good deal in money
una uuiiu&ii uvea iu do aoiug ulls
lection business so often, and thei
McNamara Case Evidence To Be
Admitted Over Protest
e doing this pro-
have no guarantee but that we will be
compelled to 1o this right along again
and again. Why not "adopt" the Island
and Its people, 30 that any expenditures
that may bo required to keep down dis
turbances win be in the nature of
money spent In our own family of poa
hesinnn. It has been demonstrated time and
again, and no one knows It better than
tho folks heie. that the Cuban people
are not capable of governing them--lves.
and all experiments along these
linos aro useless expenditures of time,
money, and the Uvea of our Boldlersi. A
weak government Is continually in
danger of being overthrown. A strong
m.tn, who possesses the confidence of
the masses should be at the head of
every country. A weakling never has
proved a sucs?us at the head of any
ivitlon. Everybody wants the strong
and car-able man, who is backed un
Hy his own people, and In our country It
Is Theodore. It would be a god-send
tor Cuba If she had a Theodon- like
the one. who was accused of carrying
a "big rtlck" "the noblest Roman of
them all." McCONVEY.
LOS ANGELES. May" 28. Aft-r a bit
ter controversy besween District At
torney Fredericks and counsel for the
defease In the Darrow bribery trial.
Judge llutton Issued a citation for con
tempt against Robert Foster, chief de
tective for tho National Erectors' As
pcclatlon, based upon allegaUons made
in affidavits signed by Earl Rogers,
noiace Appel, Harry Dehm. and H. G.
Giesler, attorneys for Darrow. ,
Fubter to appear this morning, at
which time other witnesses V1U be
heard In regard to a pubUshed Inter
view In which he alleged he declared ho
got evidence against Darrow by means
cf tvie dl.'tagraph. Foster being under
ubpoena as -a witness at the time.
S'lbuequent to the issuance cf the ci
tation, Jidge Hutton gave hfs formal
ruling concerning the admisalbilltv ot
tcftlmony connected with the bribery of
jurors and witnesses. His iu)lng given
a sweeping victory to the prosecution,
nt he decided that testimony and evi
dence relating to anv bribery connects l
with tho J. B. McNamara case Is ad
m'sslble in this trial. This cives the
State all Us has asked for.
Under the ruling, captain Fredericks
will Introduce a vast amount ot corro
borative material which the defense hu'l
hope-1 to keep out.
The court denies the motion to strlko
out an answer mails bv witness aenrg
I,ockwod, to tho effect that Bert
Franklin had told him that one juror
was already bribed.
BRIDE NEAR DEATH
ON TAKING POISON
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
Lieut. Col. FREDERICK S. FOLTZ,
cavalry. Is detailed as a member of
the General Staff Corps.
First Lieut. FRANK P. STONE, dental
surgeon, from Fort Barrancas, Fla,
Lieutenant Commander J. P. MORTON,
to Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.
Lieutenant Commander WILBERT
SMITH, to naval training station,'
North Chicago, 111.
Lieutenant A. S. .WADSWORTH, de
tached Montgomery, to Naval War
College, summer conference.
Lieutenant LUCIAN MINOR, detached
Chester, to Ohio.
Lieutenant G. A. BEAU to Naval War
College, summer conference.
Lieutenant (Junior grade) H. F. GLOV
ER, detached Montgomery, to Naval
War College, summer conference.
Ensign JOHN BORLAND, detached
Michigan, to connection fitting out
and on board Fanning when commls
sloned. Ensign C. A. SOHIPFER, detached
Utah, to three months' leave.
Surceon ALLEN BTUART. detached
V naval disciplinary barracks, Port
Royal, S. C, to navy recruiting sta
tion, Atlanta, Ga.
Surgeon H. A. DUNN, detached Utah;
Passed Assistant Surgeon W. L. MANN,
Jr., to Naval Disciplinary Barracks,
Port Royal, S. C. ,
Passed Assistant Surgeon W. G.
STEADMAN. Jr., detached Kansas;
Passed Assistant Surgeon G. C.
RHOADES, detached South Caro
lina; to Ohio.
Passed Assistant Burgeon C. E. STR1TE,
detached' Vermont; to New Jersey.
Passed Assistant Surgeon I. F. COHN,
detached Michigan: to Washington.
Passed Assistant Surgeon B. F. JEN
NESS, detached Navy Recruiting
Station, Atlanta, Ga.; to Utah.
Assistant Civil Engineer D. G. COPE
LAND, detached Rensselaer Poly
technic Institute, Troy, N. Y.; to
navy yard, Philadelphia, Pa.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived Solace at New York Yard,
Petrel at Rosedale, Marietta at Ho
boken, Yankton at Norfolk, Paducah,
Prairie, at Guantanamo, Louisiana,
Kansas, New Hampshire, South Car
olina, Drayton, McCaJl, Paulding,
Roe. Terry, at Hampjon Roads,
Maryland at San Diego.
Sailed Washington from Hampton
Roads for Key West, Patuxent from
Norfolk for Key West, Whlpplo,
Hull, Preble, Perryr Stewart, from
San Diego for Mare Island, via San
ta Barbara, Nastnllle from Guan
tanamo for NlPe Bay, Foote from
Newbeme, N. C, for Charleston.
Mrs. Myrtle Geigle Swallows Acid
After Misunderstanding With
Suffering from carbollp acid poison
ing, Mrs. Myrtle Geigle, the eighteen-year-old
bride of Morris Geigle, an
express company employe, Is m a seri
ous condition today In the Casualty
Mrs. Geigle swallowed the poison last
night at her home, 1011 Third street
northeast. Tho couple had a misunder
standing over moving Into a flat select
ed by the husband. Geigle told the doc
tors at the hospital that he had leased
the flat without consulting his wife, and
when ho informed her what he had
done she got a bottle of carbolic acid
and swallowed the contents.
About tho same time that Mrs. Geigle
took the poison Charles Sawyer, twenty-four
years old, of 3215 P atreet north
west, drank some Iodine in the park
opposite Casualty Hospital. After he
had taken the poison Sawyer decided
that perhaps he wasn't quite ready to
die. Ho walked to the hospital, told the
doctors what he had done, and had tho
iodine pumped out of his stomach. Ha
will leave the hospital today.
Rockefeller to Take
Stand This Afternoon
NEW YORK. May 28. When the Mis
souri suit, brought on behalf of the
Waters-Pierce Oil Company, to prevent
the Standard Oil from securing control
of It was resumed here today, Samuel
Untermyer. attorney for the Waters
Pierce interests, announced that he
would call John D. Rockefeller to the
stand this afternoon. The morning ses
sion was devoted to the further exami
nation of Secretary White, of the Stand
ard Dll Company of New Jersey, who
gave further details of the hunt for
proxies for the men Rockefeller wanted
to elect directors of the Waters-Pierce
Stricken with heart disease while iu
the basement of the Southern railway
building, Thirteenth street and Pennsyl
vania avenue northwest, this mornlnr.
Frank Palmer, colored cook on the pri
vate car of A. P. Thorn, general coun
sel for tho company, died just after
reaclnng the Emergency Hospital. Pal
mer was sixty years old, and lived lu
Missouri .avenue northwest,