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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1012.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1912.
SIGNS OF PROGRESS.
The various committees of the Chicago conven
tion, controlled by the Tories, "marked time" all day
yesterday, awaiting the action of the progressives.
But "marking time" requires movement action
which is more than the Tories have been displaying
for at least two years, during which they have been
(standing still. And "marking time" is at least hold
ing one's ground, which is vastly more progressive
than the retreat which Taft's Administration has
ttiado during the past four years. It is welcome news
that the Old Crowd has become so progressive that
ii now "marks time."
HAVING THEIR FLING.
A Missouri justice of the peace had one of his
bitter and virile enemies haled before him upon the
frumped-up charge of stealing chickens. After hear
ing all the evidence he cared to hear, in a regular, ju
dicial manner, he adjudged his enemy guilty and
sentenced him to be hanged.
"I know this decision will be reversed by the
Wpper courts," he said as he handed down his find
ings, "but I want Bill Smith to know I'm having my
The forces in control of the Chicago convention
are having their little fling by charging Roosevelt
with killing the Republican party, and sentencing
him to oblivion, but their decision will be reversed
when the appeal is taken to the people.
THE COURSE OF EMPIRES?
I shnll make my nppcnl to every honest chi
ton in the nation, and I shnll fight the campaign
through, win or lose, even if I do not tret a
i single electoral Tote. Theodore Roosevelt, In
declaring his independence of the Republican
party as it now is prostituted.
That is what he has in view as his own reward
pot a single electoral vote!
And this is what he offers as a reward for those
.who will stand up and keep the faith with him:
I hare nothing to offer any man. Any man
who supports mo will do so without hope of
gain, and at the risk of personal loss and dis
comfort Not much hope for appointments as pro-consuls
or centurions or marshals or chancellors of the ex
chequer in those words!
Yet Roosevelt is the man who has been pictured
as desiring to drag the Republican party in chains
at his chariot wheels, establish dictatorship, over
throw all popular government and make himself
Emperor Theodore the First.
LOOKING FOR A VICTIM.
The last two days have witnessed much effort
Upon the part of eminent Tories to "harmonize" the
party by saddling the nomination on the shoulders
pf some progressive from the West. The pretension
js "now that Roosevelt is eliminated the party should
'get together' and select a winning man!" Of course,
this is an admission on its face that Taft is not a
winning man yet' he is as strong today as he has
been since he decided to make the fight for renomi
Such an admission utterly destroys the basis of
the whole reactionary campaign, namely, that Taft
ias made a good President and his Administration
Bhould be indorsed, for if his Administration should
be indorsed, who is better qualified to run for Presi
dent upon his record than he himself?
No, it is not in the interest of harmony that the
Tories are trying to get some progressive to accept
the nomination. It is because the country knows,
with Roosevelt, that whoever accepts a nomination
at the hands of the Chicago convention, as it has
been "framed" by the powers that control it, would
in very truth and detail be the recipient of stolen
That is why in their hour of extremity and
fright at the uprising of the people the Tories are
trying to give their swag to some other fellow and let
him suffer the odium of this campaign ancHbe meted
out the punishment next November. It is only when
he is about run to earth that the thief attempts to
. slip his pilferings into the pocket of some innocent
party and let them be caught with the goods.
EASTERN GRAZING LANDS.
The Farmers and Drovers' Journal, of Chicago,
' insists that there is a decided shortage of beef cattle,
such as would largely explain the continued high cost
v If beef, although the Department of Commerce and
labor has gone on record to the effect that the sup
ply of cattle is almost unprecedented. This is a mat
ter whiqh will probably be threshed out in the course
of the Congressional investigation which is now on
Whatever may be the facts, a suggestion on the
fart of the Chicago periodical in question is that
the Eastern States should take up cattle raising again
as being more profitable than growing grain. It is
pointed out that since the price of land in the West
has increased a hundred per cent in ten years, the
land in the East is more nearly on a level with it in
value. In other words, there is pjenty of land to be
bought in the Eastern States at prices low enough
to make the grazing' of beef cattlo profitable. The
nearness to the Eastern markets and the relatively
low cost of transportation are important factors to
be taken into consideration. Grazing cattle will, of
course, enrich the soil, and make for better grain
crops hereafter. Much of this Eastern farm land is
worn out, and would be benefited by a change such
as cattlo raising would afford.
Of course, it sounds a little incongruous at first
blush to think of the teeming East going into cattle
raising on an extensive scale, but the cost of living
has reached a point where no element in the scheme
of economy can be overlooked. If those who are in
a position to know give assurances that we can raise
a large part of our beef and pork, and do it at a profit,
by all means let the suggestion be adopted, and let
the housekeepers be redeemed from the necessity
of "keeping their smokehouse in the West."
PROPHET, PREACHER, AND LEADER.
The man who dares to put his destiny,, to the
tbuch, who has the courage of his convictions, who
takes counsel not of his fears, who balks not in the
work half done, is the man who carries the torch
that lights the path to truth and progress.
Indecision and time-serving has wrecked more
nations, parties, and individuals than unblushing
"I care not what course others may take, but as
for me give me liberty or give me death," vitalized
the American Revolution.
"Millions for defense but not a cent for tribute"
laid the foundations of the world-power of this nation.
The Republican party which is now suffering
either the throes of death or the travail of regenera
tion was struck into being by the decisive utterance
of Lincoln in 1858 when he declared the nation
could not longer exist half slave and half free, that
it must become all the one or all the other.
At each of these epochs in American history
and in the world history there were a majority
of the so-called "leaders" who counseled hesitancy,
who wanted to wait, who desired to compromise, who
feared to step out of the beaten path and blaze a
No man was more advised against doing anything
radical than Lincoln in his famous debates with
Douglas, but with the vision and courage that are
found only in the real leaders he saw the inevitable
conflict and took his position without fear or hesita
tion and without regard to the immediate effect it
would have either upon his own political fortunes
or the immediate fortunes of his party. Both suf
fered immediate defeat because of Lincoln's clear cut
statement of the issues, only to gain permanency and
It had been better if a Lincoln had appeared
years before and avoided all the compromises that
made the great conflict between the States necessary,
and which wrecked the political life of every man
connected with them.
Again the nation is facing a conflict that is in
evitable the contest between Special Privilege and
Popular Government, a contest between the rule of
the few who would use their power to exploit the
many, and the rule of the people.
There can be no compromise. There is no pos
sible middle ground. One man, Theodore Roosevelt,
sees it, and has dared proclaim it. He has done that
which but one man in a century is called upon to do,
and because he has measured up to the needs of the
hour he is that One man.
The time is ripe; the masses are ready for the
message. To Roosevelt belonged the vision and the
courage to proclaim it "the great fight for the rule
of the people and for social and industrial justice,
which has now become a clear-cut fight for honesty
against dishonesty, fraud, and theft."
The effect upon this campaign, upon the Re
publican party, upon the Democratic party, is all
problematical. History is being etched rapidly, too
rapidly to hazard a prophecy upon what will happen
within the span of a few weeks.
But the ultimate effect can be determined with
mathematical accuracy. Parties and party shibboleths,
as the people have known them since the war, will
pass away. New battle lines will be formed exactly
along the lines outlined in Roosevelt's declaration of
There will be a return of the Government to
the people, an abolition of the multiplicity of ma
chinery that now defeats their purposes and drowns
their protests, and the new issue will not be tariff
or currency or battleships, but "Am I my brother's
keeper?" interpreted in the language of the social
and industrial problems of the hour.
The future historian will write that for the first
time in history the man who first proclaimed a new
doctrine lived to be the man who precipitated the
fight, drew up the battle line and led the fight in
person. To Roosevelt will be given the honor of
being prophet, preacher, and militant leader of the
New Order of Things.
PERFECTING DISTRESS SIGNALS.
QUITE A SUCCESS
Treasury Laundry Looked
Upon as Fixture in
Bo successful has the money laundry
now Installed In the Treasury Depart
ment proved to be that officials of the
Government consider It a fixture. In
the many tests that havo been given
It, not ono bill that has been washed
and Ironed has been Injured. On the
contrary the results obtained are some
thing really wonderful,
Figures compiled by Christian 8.
Pearce, of the Treasury Department,
show almost 80 per cent of the money
sent to Washington to be redemmed can
be saved by the new process. Thous
ands and thousands of notes have been
destroyed In the past that could have
For ycara the Invention of a money
laundry has been before the officials or
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.
It was considered Impossible to get a
machine to wash money without caus
ing the Ink on It to run and smear. Not
only does the machine wash and Iron
paper money, but not the slightest col
oring is lost. In addition to this, all
germs that may bo on a dirty bill are
killed, and the notes come out sterilized
The machlno means a saving to the
Government of almost a million dol
lars annually, and possibly more.
Hundreds of peoplo have seen the
machine In action. Many of those
who laughed at the Inventor and
others associated with him In his ef
forts to put such a machine on the
market, are today loud In their
praises for the wonderful piece of
Two young women have been put In
nhnPPB ft tUn latln.1. fn ..... it...
Ai.i . ,u V"C ICCUB llltl
soiled money In at one end, and the
other stacks up the clean, crisp laun
drled notes when they come through.
ii is csumaien tnat in eight hours
betwoen 30,000 and 35.000 old bills
can be laundrled.
Yesterday afternoon Director Joseph
P! Ilnlnli r.f thn nitron. nf rnmnilHn
and Printing, hnd a conference with
the official of th Treasury for the
imrjjuBH 01 inaucing an national Danes
presidents to sign notes from their
Institution in a strong Indelible ink.
so that when such bills are put
through the laundry the Ink will not
fade. As It Is today bank presidents
Slim ti.nl nnttia u.lil, an., tf.i.l nt
Ink, from plain polk berry Juice up
iu minimi nvr-vuuv inn. i iii com
position will fade In the laundry ma
chine. As a result of the conference
It Is probable that all bank notes In
the future jM be signed with an Ink
that will not fade.
Quits Government to
Take a $10,000 Job
Harris S. Mllntcatl, one of the old
est employeH of the Interstate Com
merce Commission, has resigned as
disbursing officer and auditor of ac
counts, to accept a position In New
York as treasurer and financial man
ager of a big business concern there.
His new position will pay a salary
of $10,000 a year, more than double
his compensation in the Government
Mr. Mllstcad began service with the
Interstate Commerce Commission au
a messenger bov In 18S8. under the
late Secretary Moseley. He has been
disbursing officer since 1304. He was
one of the most dependable men In
this position In the Government serv
ice, as Indicated by the fact that he
has not had a single disallowance in
his accountH In the past four years.
The Alumni Association of Business
High School held Us annual meeting
yesterday. A dance followed the busl
ness of the evening, and the following
officers were elected for the ensulnir
year: President,. William Patchell;
first vice president, Bobert C. Tracy;
pecond vice president, Orvllle B. Brown;
third vice president. Miss Virginia Klr
by; secretary. Miss Buth W. Bowlo;
treasurer, Bert E. Corwln; additional
members of the executive committee:
Mlsc Lillian Allison, A. C. Houghton.
Miss Bessie Ferguson, J. Herbert Simp
eon, C. C. Weldemann, Benjamin A.
Harlan, Jr., Miss Edna Goodrich, Miss
Thelma Payne, and David Wldmayer.
Honors for Gen. Miles.
Norwich University of Northfield, Vt.,
conferred the honorary degree of mas
ter of military science upon Gen. Nel
son A. Miles, of this city, yesterday.
I & In the Mail Bag &
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not objectionable In language will be denied publication, Letters must
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BAG ICOITOn OP TUB TIMES.
HUNDREDS OF LADS
CO TO RIVER II
Thinks Taft and Roosevelt Will As
BUHglnato tho Republican Party.
To the Editor of THE) TIMES:
Substitute tho name noosovelt for lie.
Follette, under tho caption "Tho Pass
ing of La Follette," and you will hit
the bull's-cyo by hitting tho political
bulley. Talk about "personal ambi
tion!" Never In the history or nation
has there been BUch a rank unprincipled
demagogtit as Thecdore Roosevelt; and
he will be destroyed on the rock of his
own chooMng, and burled meusurc!cs3
dppths beneath the Indignant scorn of
While he was yet President there was
a common saying: "Everybody lies but
Teddy," and yet he was ono of the
prominent members of the Ananias
Club. Now while he Is crtng. "Thlof
and burglary," what has been his rec
ord and why did ho throw his hat In
the ring but to steal the Ptesldcncy
from Taft? He will not get It nor will
Taft. They both will assassinate tho
Republican party. In politics he Is a
Judas. B. P. RATTRAY.
"Pecksniff" Calls Attention to 'ul.
sances and Violations of the Lair.
To the Editor of TUB -TIMES:
If nil tho bananas and oranges In
Washlrgton, on stands far beyond the
building line were placed tlree feet deep
In Greece and Sicily those countries
would be blanketed.
If nil the empty whisky bottles in the
parks of Washington were placed end
to end there would be a row reaching
from here to Peoria, III., and back.
If all the Washington barrel houses
were compelled to furnish cabin passage
to Occoquan for their customers. It
would Keep three Imperator liners con
stantly In setvlce.
If all the holes In all the asphalt roads
within the Capitol grounds were made
Into one hole a good view of Pekln,
China, could be obtained.
If all the winter-killed bushes In the
Capitol grounds and in the rear of the
Congressional Library were piled to
gether and burned the smoke would be
visible in Woods Hull, Mass.
If the "Richest Government on Earth"
vacated all the dog houses rented by it
In Washington the tears of the owners
would cause the hiring of an extra
force by tho sewer pumping plant.
Would Place a Tax on Dogs and
Cigarettes and Exempt Neces
saries. To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
Of recent date articles have appeared
in the Mall Bag department of your
good paper from correspondents pro
testing against paying higher rates fdr
water. It Is a fact that charges for
water are already entirely too high.
The Government could be greatly Im
proved by reducing taxes on necessities
and rasing them on the non-necessltles,
and nuisances. Dogs are both a non
essential and a nuisance, and ought to
be taxed at least $100 a head per an
num. A smaller tax than this would
not properly protect the public from
hydrophobia. Dogs are principally pets
of the idle, who hold blg-salarted Gov
ernment positions, and of the senseless
poor, who should not keep them at all.
It Is surpassing strange that the
Health Department don't do something
to get the taxes raised on the clgaretto
nuisance. Cigarettes bring so much
tuberculosis, heart disease. Insanity,
and crime, and such a frightful num
ber of deaths among infant that each
tobacco store, stand, or case, and espe
cially those In dining rooms, should be
taxed each $1,000 per annum, and that
Is too little, when you consider destruc
Taxes on homes In the southeast are
much too high. For many years I havo
been trying to sell my real estate here
at the assessed price, but cannot.
Let us hope that future authorities
will compel the nuisances and non
necessities to support the Government.
JAMES G. KENT.
The wireless telegraph has done so much to make
ocean travel secure that it seemed all the more tragic
that it should have partially failed in the case of the
Titanic. The inquiries brought out a certain amount
of indifference on the part of one operator and de
veloped the fact that on some vessels there was no
operator on duty during a part of the time.
Marconi has been giving a great deal of thought
to the perfection of an arrangement by which even a
layman can understand when distress signals are
coming in by wireless and, if necessary, can summon
the operator to his duty. The great Italian inventor
points out that it will only be necessary to alter the
international regulations so as to permit of the send
ing of long signals which will ring an alarm bell.
This would be recognized as a standard signal of
distress and would be as readily recognized as a riot
call or fire alarm on land. There seems to bs no
mechanical difficulty whatever in arranging the wire
less so that the signal will set the bell in motion, and
the perfecting of the plan can be worked out without
What's on the Program in
The following Masonic organizations
will meet tonight: Lodges Columbia,
No. 3. F. C; Lebanon, No. 7, F. C.
Boyal Arch Chapter Hiram. No. 10,
M. Knights Templar Columbia Com
mandery, No. 2. Eastern Star Mar
tha Chapter, No. 4.
The following I. O. O. F. organizations
will meet tonight: Central, No. 1,
nomination of officers; Metropolis, No.
lfi, and Phoenix. No. 28, degree work.
Encampment Magenenu, No. 4, de
gree work. Rebekah Lodge Miriam,
No. 6, degree and election of officers.
The following Red Men's organizations
will meet tonight: White Eagle Tribe,
No. 17, Fifth and G streets northwest;
Mlneola Tribe. No. 14. Masonic Hall,
Anacostla; Idaho Council, No. 1,
Twelfth and H streets northeast.
Meeting of Dupont Circle, No, 486, P.
H. C, Pythian Temple, election of
Concert bv tho United States Engineers'
Band. Washington circle. 7:30 p. m.
Concort by the Fifteenth Cavalrv Band,
Fort Myer, S p. in.
Concert hy the United States Soldiers'
Home Band, bandstand, 4 to 5 20
Concort by the Na7al Gun Factory
Band Concert, navy yard, S p. ro.
Poll's Poll Tlaycrs in "The Three
Twins," 2:15 and 8:15 p. m.
Belasco Butterflold Playero In "Tho
Way to Win a Woman," 8:15 p. m.
Columbia Columbia Players in "The
House Next Door," 8:15 p. m.
Arcade Motion pictures and other at
tractions. Glen Echo Park Amusements for all.
Chevy Chase Lake Amusements and
music by section of Marine Band.
Marshall Hall Dancing and other at
tractions. Chesapeake Beach Bathing, fishing, anJ
Luna Park Dancing and other amuse
ments. Indian Head and return, steamer St.
Johns, forty-mils moonlight sail at 7
Apply Fitzgerald Civil SerTlce to the
Business of the Country.
To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
Why would It not be a good scoop for
you to get an expression of opinion
from such people as tho presidents of
the big railroads, Industrial corpora
tions, etc., on the Idea of Fitzgerald's
civil service proposition as applied to
their business, and their Idea of how
the Government business would be car
ried on under that scheme?
The clerks appreciate what you have
already done for us and expressions of
appreciation for your course are heard
on all sides.
Ex-Senator Dick seems to have con
siderable of a fund under his charra
for furthering the condition of the
clerks. Could ho not use some of It to
bring some such people as the above'
mentioned here to protest In person?
Senator neyourn seems to have
roseate Ideas of the condition of the
clerks, but Wb own governor gave ex
pression to quite different opinion when
he was here shortly ago.
If any one wants to see how Fitz
gerald's Idea would work, refer him to
the State of Ohio, where they are try
ing to do away with Just such a system,
which thev call "notoriously inefficient."
You might ask them what they would
do if a few "Glteaus" should feel dis
appointed In not being able to hold or
obtain a position.
A great deal of criticism Is thrown at
us for studying professions In the local
colleges at night. Then again we are
told we ought to study them so as to
Now, a great many have to study them
In order to do the work required by
their positions, while a great many
also study them In order to keep their
minds In active condition to Keep their
brains from becoming atrophied by the
monotony and deadly detail of Govern
ment work. Even then, most of us are
unfitted for commercial work with about
two or three years of Government work,
on account of the limited scope of the
latter, which not only takes up only
certain lines, but In many offices, ro
qulres as much as five years' experi
ence to enable a man to be able to do
his work without having to ask for in
Again we say.
LONG LIFE TO THE TIMES.
Thinks Recent Times Editorial
Judged La Follette Rather
To the Editor of THE! TIMER:
As to your editorial of Wednesday,
June 19, called "Tho Passing of La Fol
lette," I want to tell you frankly that
In my opinion you havo Judged Robert
Marlon La Follette a little too hurried
ly. If you will read your editorial over
carefully, you will see in it nothing but
an assumption of facts, not real facts.
Also remember that you don't as yet
know Mr. La Follette's side of the caso,
and until you are fully acquainted with
his side I would advise you to keep per
fectly silent about Senator La Follette's
personal ambition" and desire to "get
oven," as you Impetuously and ridicu
lously called it. Far too many have
been ruined and their public life been
made absolutely useless by Just such
hurried and uncalled for attacks as the
one you havo written. I have been, and
still am, a great admirer of your edi
torials, ana I do not attribute this one
to your lack of fairness, but merely to
your hastiness, caused by the excite
ment and strain due to the political sit
uation. CHARLES DE SALES WHEELER.
What It Cost to "Recall" the Fugitive
Slave Law Decision.
To the Editor of TUB TIMES:
Mr. Root spoke of the great courts
In which Marshall and Story and Har
lan sat and said "their Judgments will
be respected an'l obeyed."
Why did he not include Tanej. and
tpll Itfiw frroarlx? tl- 4i..mA... i
lh- fugitive slave cause was "respected
Has Mr. Root forgotten what It cost
in liven nntl trAnnnriv , ".aiii .t.n
Is why lie omitted the name Taney, js
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actual demagogy W. L. WINSHIP.
Hegnrds Mr. Bryan As the Man to
Redeem the Country.
To the Editor of THE TIMES:
Will you kindly allow me a little
spaoo in the Mall Bag department of
your paper to air my views in regard
to the Republican show now on ex
hibition at Chicago? In the first place,
the whole transaction Is a disgrace to
our country, and a dark page In the
history of our nation. May we not hope
that somo good may come out of the
shameful facts that are being revealed?
Ib it not true that Republican masks
are being lifted, thus revealing things
the people should have known long
As for Taft and Teddy. In my opin
ion there Is more manhood in Taft's old
shoes than Roosevelt ever knew. Taft
Is honest In his rnnvlctlnnn nnri t.
by them, while Roosevelt Is as full of
incus, crooKs, ana turns as an egg is
of meat. He advocates and recalls.
In the present campaign he repudiates
his former Administration, and whines
like an Infant when the Taft forces ap
ply the same means he used In his own
behalf, and cries "Fraud! Fraud!"
every time he is honestly beaten. Teddy
Is a good rough rider, a good hunter,
and an elegant man to go through the
country kissing babes, but oh, what a
poor specimen to go throuirh the coun
try soliciting support from the tolling
minions, wttn ins Hypocritical square
deal sop, when during hlo Administra
tion ho never made a move to ltarhton
the burdens of the people who secure
their bread by the sweat of thelc brow,
but. instead, placed a gag order on the
civilian employes of the Federal serv
ice. So far as I am concerned, I hope
ne win get tne nomination, for the pur
pose of taking the starch out of him.
want him to learn to distinguish be
tween beasts of the forest and God-
made intelligence. Teddy seems to
think because he has conquered a few
wild beasts of the forest he can con
trol all he sees. When a man has
brass enough to go before the people
and claim that he Is the one man who
can save the country, when he did all
he could to bring about present condi
tions, I mark opposite name "Fraud,
dangerous," and I think the party he
represents has outlived its usefulness
(If It ever had any), and we shall have
to look elsewhere for some one to bring
order out of tho present chaos. In
every crisis of the world's history God
has raised up some one to throw off
the yoke of bondage. He selected Noah
to save the antediluvians. He chose
Moses to deliver the Israelites from
their Egyptian taskmasters. He raised
up Jesus to deliver us from the thrall
dom of sin. He produced Abraham
Lincoln to deliver the country from
African slavery, and those who read
the stgns of the times see In W. J.
Bryan the man to deliver us from the
Iron heel of American slavery, which,
to my mind. Is worse than the condi
tion of tho negro when In bondage.
Special Trip in Order
Arouse Interest in
With lunches tucked under their arma
or crammed into pockets, nearly a
thousand boys gathered before 10
o'clock at the Seventh street wharf this
morning, embarking on the steamer HL
Johns for River View. No boy had a
ticket nor credentials showing that he
was entitled to makethe trip. All tha
was necessary was that he get on the
ooat. Tho Journey was under the
charge of the Boy Scout leaders.
These same boys, or most of them,
will be busy on the streets Tuesday
selling Boy Scout tags. The purpose of
the free trip this morning was to arouse
enthusiasm In thla work. After apend
Ing an hour and a half on the boat and
eating their lunches, the Boy Scout of
ficials believed that the youngsters
would be In a proper mood to listen to
a good business proposition.
It was proposed that the boys will be
gathered at River View and the details
of "tag day" would be explained to
them. Not only are the boys to have
the free river trip, a sort of payment In
advance, but they are also to be paid
a commission on the tags they dispose
of next Tuesday.
The steamer will return to Washing
ton at 3:30 this afternoon. The early
return was planned so the boys who
sell newspapers would not be kept
away from their daily task.
The River View summer camp is
nearly completed, and everything will
be In Bhape when the season opens
July 1. It is possible that a gasolene
launch will be added to the equipment.
This launch will hold about thirty boys,
and, if obtained, will be kept in service
practically all the time.
E. S. Martin, superintendent of play
grounds; Assistant Scout Commissioner
John Embry, Malcolm P. Junkln, who
will have charge of the River View
camp; Drs. Murray and Lucas, of the
Health Department; F. C. Wood, H. B.
Williams, J. R. Cosgrove, and J. B,
Byrn are among the men Interested in
playgrounds and Boy Scout activities
who made the trip to River View with
the boys this morning.
The representatives of the District
Health Office proposed while at River
View to make a careful examination of
the water supply and general sanitary
facilities. The camp at Columbus, Ohio,
of which Mr. Martin had charge, was
extremely healthful, and every effort
will be made to make River View
Local Men Going to
Washington will be well represented
at the thirty-eighth biennial conven
tion of the Ancient Order of Hiber
nians, which will be held in Chicago
July 1G to 19.
Amtr 4ttn Inndl rt-IAn whn TlHIl dHanH
are O. T. Moran. P. J. Haltigan, Pat-
riCK t . tjarr. josepn u. ouiuvmi, j. cj,
McEvoy, J. McGrath. P. T. O'Day, Ar
thur Small, and John McConnell.
Tonight the district board of Hiber
nians, composed of delegates from
Maryland. Virginia, and the District of
Columbia, meet to consider all business
matters that must be reported on and
settled' prior to the Chicago convention,
so that at the biennial session persons
will know what the Hibernians are
doing In this section
Honored by Harvard
Surgeon General Charles F. Stokes, U.
S. N., Is now privileged to write "A.
M." after his name, the master's degree
in arts having been conferred upon him
yesterday by Harvard University. This
is the third time within about a year
the surgeon general has been awarded
a higher degiee by one of the great
American universities, the doctorate of
laws and the doctorate of science hav
ing been conferred on him in 1911.
ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS
Colonel STANHOPE E. BLUNT. Ord
nance Department, upon his own
application Is retired from active
service September 1, after forty-four
The resignation of First Lieutenant
MORRIS H. BOERNER. Medical
Reserve Corps, of his commission
has been accepted by the. President.
Captain CLIFFORD C. CARSON and
First Lieutenant THOMAS F. Mp
NEILL, Coast Artillery Corps, from
Fort H. G. Wright, N. Y July 1, to
Fort Monroe, Va.
Lieutenant Commander G. C. SWEET,
three months' leave on discharge.
Naval Hospital, Washington, D. C.
Lieutenant commander H. A. PEAR
SON, wait orders.
Ensign 8. L. HENDERSON, to Naval
Medical Inspector G. B. WILSON, de
tached receiving ship at Boston,
Mass., to command Naval Hospital,
Passed Assistant Paymaster F. P.
WILLIAMS, to Naval Hospital, Las
Animas, Col., as purchasing pay of
Lieutenant Commander A. W. MAR
SHALL, detached Saratoga; home,
Lieutenant J. J. HANNIOAN, to
Lieutenant J. W. SCHOENFELD, de
tached Quiros, to Saratoga.
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) H. J. AB
BOTT, detached Helena; home, wait
Ensigns E. 8. STONE, M. C. BOWMAN
and O. S. A. BOT8FORD, to Sara
toga. Ensign J. E. ISEMAN, dstached Sara
toga; to Quiros.
Ensign B. V. McCANDLISH, detached
Pompey; to Saratoga.
Ensign G. H. EMERSON, detached
Saratoga; to Elcano.
Ensign G. C. DICHMAN, detached
Quiros; to Samar.
Ensign H. O. ROESCH, to Helena.
Ensign PHILIP SEYMOUR, detached
Eloo.no: to Pompey.
Ensign W. LER. HIEBERG, detached
Rainbow; to Callao.
Surgeon R. H. LANING, detached El
cano; to Quiros.
Passed Assistant Surgeon H. H. LANE,
detached Vlllalobos; home, wait or
ders. Assistant Surgeon J. J. O'MALLEY, de
tached Quiros; to Elcano.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS.
Arrived De Long and Shubrlck at Port
Royal. S. C.
Sailed Nanshan, from Shanghai for
Foochow, Maryland, from San Fran
cisco for cruise, Louisiana. New
Hampshire, Kansas, and South Caro
lina, from Liynnhavon for Baltimore,
By the U. S. Soldiers' Homo Band,
Bandstand, From 4 to 5:30 p. m.
JOHN S. M. ZIMMERMANN.
March, "Arms 0 America" Pryor
Fantasia, 'International"... Rolllnson
(Patriotic Airs of Two Continents.)
Entr' Acte, "Idle Hours". Kretschmer
Selection, "The Bartered Bride,"
Popular Song, "Everybody's Doing
It Now" Berlin and Snydor
Excerpts from "The Paradise of
Finale, "Honeyland" Van Alstyne
"The Star-Spangled Banner."
By Fifteenth Cavalry Regiment B;ad,
Bandstand, Fort Myer, Va., 8 p. m.
ARTHL'R S. WITCOMB. Leader.
March, "National Emblem "...Bagley
Overture, "Poet and Peasant". .Suppe
Valse, "Gold and Silver" Lehar
Selection, "Chocolate Soldier". Straus
Humoresque, "I'm Afraid to Come
Home in tho Dark" Lamp
"Reminiscences of the Plantations,"
Characteilstlque March, "A Coon
Band Concert" Pryor
By United States Engineer Band, at
Washington Circle at 7:30 p. m.
JULIUS KAMPER. Leader.
March, "Stanch and Truo" Telke
Overture, "William Tell" Rossini
Fanta&le, "My Old Kentucky
(Solo for different Instruments.)
Waltz (Hungarian Melodies),
"Puszto Maiden" Roberts
Grand Fantasle, "Echoes from
the Metropolitan Opera
Czardas, "Der Gelst des Woje-
Selection, "The Fair Co-Ed". .Luders
Medley Overture, "The Sunny
"Tho Star-Spangled Banker."
By the Naval XJun Factory Band,
Navy Yard at 8 p. m,
A. CELFO, Musical Director.
March. "National Emblem". .Bagley
Overture, "Storm King" Beebe
Waltz, "Danube Waves". ...Ivanoccl
Mosaic from "Wang" Morse
Intermezzo, "Kisses" Bubbell
(a) "Moonlight Bay"....Wenrlch
(b) "Ragtime Violin". . Berlin
Fantasia, "Gems of Stephen
Finale. "Garde du Corps,"